In Memory Ashmore, James William, 124th
A James William Ashmore, born in Clinton County, Ohio March 19, 1922 to Virgil E. & Maggie E. (Botts) Ashmore passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2012. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years, Nadean (Beams) Ashmore, and an only son, Donald E. Ashmore. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II with the 13th Armored Division and was active and served as Master of Fairborn Masonic Lodge 764. High Priest of Rabboni Chapter 232 Royal Arch Masons Fairborn; Council #96 and Commandery #81 of Xenia; the Scottish Rite of Valley of Dayton; Fairborn Eastern Star #536, and White Shrine #62. He was also past commander of Fairborn V.F.W. Post #6861. Interment at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens

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Barry, William O. Bill, 45th HQ

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In many circles he was regarded a modern day pioneer in the field of radio broadcasting. Much of his life was about music and much of that was focused on what is recognized today as the “big band” sound.

William Oval (Bill) Barry, a World War II veteran, owner of multiple radio stations, a nationally recognized leader in the broadcast industry, and a community stalwart died peacefully Monday, September 16, 2013 at the home where his family had lived since 1931 on West Spring Street. He was 88.

Services for Mr. Barry are scheduled for 1:00 PM Thursday, September 19, 2013 at College Hills Church of Christ.

He was the son of the late Allen and Martha Francis Barry. Also preceding him in death were two special aunts, Tabitha Arrington Ferguson and Elizabeth Arrington Kennedy.

He was so proud of his large family and is survived by wife Joyce Bobo Barry, the “love of his life;” two daughters, Janice (Larry) Lloyd, Franklin, and Susie (Ed) James, Lebanon; a son, Bill Hunt, Lebanon; six grandchildren, Tim (Susan) Lloyd, Adam (Shelley) Lloyd, Christopher (Trish) Bay, Chelsea Bay, Shane Craft, and Shelby Hunt; and five great-grandchildren, Joshua, Caleb, Rebekah, Benjamin and Andrew Lloyd.

The Barry name in Wilson County is synonymous with a number of business institutions including the prominent Barry-Carter Milling Co., which following World War II became a business division of Martha White Flour. Started in 1929 and located on South Cumberland Street, Barry-Carter Milling was co-owned by Mr. Barry’s family. The business is now operated as Shenandoah Mills. A lifelong resident of Lebanon, Mr. Barry was a graduate of Castle Heights Military Academy and Vanderbilt University where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. Enlisting in the Army at age 18, he served with the 13th Armored Division, the “Black Cat Division,” as a radio operator in a Tank battalion during World War II and was deployed to the European theater serving initially in France and later in Austria. He recalled in a 1995 newspaper article that on “the day before V-E Day, our division had taken Braunau, Austria, birthplace of Hitler. On V-E Day, I had the luxury of sleeping inside a chicken coop. It was so much better than sleeping outside on the ground as usual.” Even before his service in the military Mr. Barry had begun to develop an interest in the big band sound of dance music. While a cadet at Castle Heights, he organized his own orchestra that played at several academy formals. And later at Vanderbilt University, Mr. Barry again compiled an orchestra that performed at university dances and other events. Returning home after the war, Mr. Barry began his pursuit of what became a successful career in the radio and broadcasting industry. His first efforts to join the radio industry as an owner came while he was a student at Vanderbilt when he attempted to secure an AM radio station for Lebanon. At the time he was working on-air at WGNS radio in Murfreesboro. In 1957 he and a business partner acquired WSOK-FM in Nashville and later changed the call letters to WFMB. In 1965 the station was sold to the Life and Casualty Insurance Company which subsequently changed its call letters to WLAC-FM. Mr. Barry played a key role in launching Nashville public radio station WPLN-FM and maintained ownership in other Nashville area stations including WAMB, WMAK, and WZEZ. He also helped others acquire radio stations and licenses for operations. His daughter Susie James owns and operates Lebanon stations WANT-FM and WCOR-AM. Remembered for his knowledge of the entire business from the microphone, to the engineering room. In 1994 Mr. Barry was presented the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters “Distinguished Service Award,” the organization’s highest honor. His accomplishments were again recognized in 2012 when the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame presented him its first “Lifetime Achievement Award.” Mr. Barry often took lead roles in a number of local causes. He believed an education to be a precious gift and supported public education locally and also supported Cumberland University and Friendship Christian School. Always a dapper dresser, frequently donning plaid sport coats, dark blue and camel blazers with accompanying brilliantly colored silk ties, he remained engaged in his profession and the community until shortly before his death. He was a lifelong, faithful and active member of College Street/College Hills Church of Christ.
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Boas, Alexander

Alexander Boas, was born in Moscow, Russia on Feb. 4, 1926.
Alexander and his family managed to escape the Russian Revolution to Danzig, where they stayed until an uncle brought the family to the United States when Alex was 13. Theirs was the last ship to leave Europe before WWII began. The family settled in Elgin, and then moved to Chicago. Alex attended Senn High School; when he was 17, he enlisted in the US Army. Because of his fluency in five languages, he was assigned to the Division of Translators by the Army. As a private in the 13th Armored Division, Alexander Boas found his only relative surviving the Holocaust in a concentration camp, a cousin and her husband and brought them to the US. When he got out of the Army, Mr. Boas divided his time between business in Europe and the US.
He was Vice President of The Opera Factory, which presented Spanish Zarzuelas for 20 years in Chicago. He was also Vice President of Ovation! Management an international concert agency. Representing artists here and abroad at the time of his death.
Alexander Boas is survived by his loving wife Dame Blanche Artis Lewis-Boas; also by his sister Nina White Jacobs and her husband Robert Jacobs; cousin Carol Strange; and life long friend Donna Sadlicki.

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Callander, Earl

I regret to inform you of the passing on May 22, 2008, of Earl Callander of the Division.

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Casatell, Peter

Peter Casatelli, 91, passed away with his family by his side on Thursday, March 8, 2012 in Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare.
Peter was born in Utica on December 29, 1920, a son of the late Alberto and Angelina Tagliaferri Casatelli. He was educated in Utica schools and a graduate of T.R. Proctor High School. Peter served in the Army during WWII and saw action in Europe with the 13th Armored Division under General Patton.
On February 27, 1943, in St. Anthony’s Church, Peter was joined in marriage to the former Nancy Anne Greco. A devoted and loving marriage of over fifty-four years, the couple lived and raised their family on Mary St. in Utica until Nancy Anne passed away in 1997.
Peter worked as a Utica City Fireman until his retirement. A very skilled craftsman, Peter built three family homes in Sylvan Beach, NY that were the foundation for many years of family gatherings and happy memories. Mr. Casatelli was a member of the D.A.V. and the Veteran’s of Foreign War.
He was predeceased by his brother, Dewey Casatelli and two sisters, Louise Abriola and Letiza Hughes. Lovingly referred to as Uncle Pete by his many nieces, nephews and friends, he will be sadly missed by his children, son and daughter-in-law, Albert and Vincenza Casatelli of Utica, and daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Anne and Ronald Daubert of Warwick, NY; grandchildren, Jolene Casatelli, Peter Casatelli, Dr. Melissa Daubert, and Michelle Daubert; great grandchildren, Gabrialla, Matthew and Julia Ficano, and Danny Casatelli; sisters-in-law, Rose Gamello and Mrs. Dewey (Helen) Casatelli; many nieces and nephews, including special nephews, Don and Al Carbone and their families, and nieces, Marion Fontaine and Marge Dardano; and many thanks to our many family and friends, who were so supportive in recent years to our father and family.
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Castle Jr.. Matthew


Matthew Castle, Jr., 87, of Wyoming, passed away peacefully on Thursday January 19, 2012 at The Lutheran Home of Topton.
Born in Reading on August 10, 1924, he was a son of the late Matthew and Nora (Neider) Castle. Matthew enlisted in U.S. Army in 1943 and served during WWII as Corporal in the 13th Armored Division, Patton's 3rd. He was discharged in March of 1946 and married Dorothy A. Peterson on June 22nd the same year. She passed away on January 2, 2008.
He attended the University of Baltimore and Johns Hopkins University and graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science and Engineering. He was employed with Martin-Marietta in Middle River, MD...
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Chamovitz, Jerome

Jerome Chamovitz died December 15, 1996. Board certified in internal medicine, he was a member of the Department of Medicine, Sewickley Valley Hospital,

Sewickley, PA. He held the faculty rank of Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He served as President of the

Pennsylvania Society of Internal Medicine in 1965.

He is survived by his wife, Irma, a daughter, and a son.


Colby, Howard
 
Howard Phillip "Phil" Colby, 97, died at 6:04 p.m. Wednesday, October 22, 2008, at Wesley Manor Nursing Home in Frankfort, Indiana.

He was born January 11, 1911, near Geetingsville, Indiana. He was the son of Rollo B. and Annis Bozworth Colby. He married Lena Esther Robison Shaffer in June 1946, and she preceded him in death in January 2001.

He attended Clarks and Moran schools and graduated from Frankfort High School in 1929.

Mr. Colby was raised on the family farm and farmed in Clinton County most of his life. He helped to organize the Soil and Water Conservation District and served as an officer until 1995. He served as secretary/treasurer of the conservation district of Crawfordsville. In 1997 he received the Conservation Farmer of the Year Award for Clinton County. He was a member of the Farm Bureau Co-op/Agmax and director for 20 years, and was on the Geetingsville Telephone Co.'s board of directors.

He was a World War II veteran and served as radio operator with the Army under the 13th Armored Division, 93rd Recon Squadron, Troop C, serving in France and Germany. He was discharged in 1946.

Mr. Colby had been a member of the Geetingsville Presbyterian Church since 1923, and served as an elder, trustee, Sunday school superintendant and teacher. He was active in the Church World Service CROP program in Clinton County and served as chairman. In his younger years, he helped in forming the ROW (Rossville/Owen/Warren) Christian youth group.

Surviving are two sons, Kenton B. (Nancy) Colby and Stanley J. (Alice) Shaffer; and two brothers, Victor E. Colby and Dale D. Colby; six grandchildren, Trevor P. (Valerie) Colby,
Chad K. (Amy) Colby, Byron Shaffer, Bradley (Michele) Shaffer, Kelly J. Shaffer and J. Scott (Andrea) Shaffer; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Steven H. Shaffer and Terrance E. Shaffer; three brothers, Wayne Colby, Vaughn E. Colby and Herman K. Colby; and one sister, Merle Colby Burkhalter.

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Condon, Alvern

Alvern Condon, 87, a retired teacher of Visalia passed away Tues., Dec. 27, 2011. A Graveside service will be held Tues., Jan. 3, 2012 at Visalia District Cemetery __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Coughenour, David J.

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David J. Coughenour Jr., 91, of Midland passed away on April 3, 2013 at home in Midland, Texas. He was born on August 12, 1921 in Pennsylvania. Dave served in the US Army with the 13th Black Cat Armored Division in France and Germany during WWII. Dave met and married Illen Stucky on August 2, 1944 and moved to the Midland area in 1945. A pioneer of the Permian Basin, he worked for The Superior Oil Company, retiring after 34 years of service. David enjoyed a good barbeque, a cool bowling alley'; time fishing with friends and family, a cold beer and a shot.

He is preceded in death by his wife Illen; sister, Elizabeth Yommer; brother, O.H. Leichliter.

David is survived by his son, D.J. Coughenour of Midland; daughter, Deborah Coughenour of Austin; brother, Reverend Don and wife Helen Coughenour of FL, and younger brother, Reverend Robert and wife Betty Coughenour of FL; numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service  at Resthaven Memorial Park.

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Coussens, Ed


Edward Penrhyn Coussens was born August 4. 1923 in Indianapolis, Indiana, eldest son of Edward M. and Gertrude V. (Barter). They moved to Rogers Park soon after. Edward graduated in 1941 from Lane Technical High School. A World War II veteran, Ed served in the 13th Armored Tank Division - The Black Cats, and served as secretary for the 13th Armored Division Association that is still active today. He married Rava Just in 1946 and moved to Des Plaines in 1952. They celebrated 53 years of marriage before she passed away in 1999. Edward was active in Scouting - Cub Master Pack 12, Scout Master Troop 12 and camping Committee Chairman. He earned several leadership awards while working in scouting. He was an active member of Wilmette Park Masonic Lodge #931 for 66 years, serving as Master in 1957 of Park Lodge #843, and was Tyler for 34 years at Wilmette Park and President of the Wilmette Park Masonic Foundation for the past 22 years. Ed was also active in the Wingfield Family Society serving as a Director for many years. He served his Church, St. Martin's Episcopal Church for more than 40 years, and was a member of the Midwest Chapter of Model T Ford Club, and the American Legion Post #36. Surviving are his son Bryan (Noreen), daughter Barbara Cortino, four grandchildren Patrick, Philip, Anne, and William his sister-in-law Doris Coussens of Marshall, Minnesota, several cousins, a niece and nephew and several great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife Rava and brother John 'Jack'. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/obituary.aspx?n=edward-penrhyn-coussens&pid=165793960&fhid=5256#fbLoggedOut Edward Penrhyn Coussens was born August 4. 1923 in Indianapolis, Indiana, eldest son of Edward M. and Gertrude V. (Barter). They moved to Rogers Park soon after. Edward graduated in 1941 from Lane Technical High School. A World War II veteran, Ed served in the 13th Armored Tank Division - The Black Cats, and served as secretary for the 13th Armored Division Association that is still active today. He married Rava Just in 1946 and moved to Des Plaines in 1952. They celebrated 53 years of marriage before she passed away in 1999. Edward was active in Scouting - Cub Master Pack 12, Scout Master Troop 12 and camping Committee Chairman. He earned several leadership awards while working in scouting. He was an active member of Wilmette Park Masonic Lodge #931 for 66 years, serving as Master in 1957 of Park Lodge #843, and was Tyler for 34 years at Wilmette Park and President of the Wilmette Park Masonic Foundation for the past 22 years. Ed was also active in the Wingfield Family Society serving as a Director for many years. He served his Church, St. Martin's Episcopal Church for more than 40 years, and was a member of the Midwest Chapter of Model T Ford Club, and the American Legion Post #36. Surviving are his son Bryan (Noreen), daughter Barbara Cortino, four grandchildren Patrick, Philip, Anne, and William his sister-in-law Doris Coussens of Marshall, Minnesota, several cousins, a niece and nephew and several great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife Rava and brother John 'Jack'. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/obituary.aspx?n=edward-penrhyn-coussens&pid=165793960&fhid=5256#fbLoggedOut Edward Penrhyn Coussens was born August 4. 1923 in Indianapolis, Indiana, eldest son of Edward M. and Gertrude V. (Barter). They moved to Rogers Park soon after. Edward graduated in 1941 from Lane Technical High School. A World War II veteran, Ed served in the 13th Armored Tank Division - The Black Cats, and served as secretary for the 13th Armored Division Association that is still active today. He married Rava Just in 1946 and moved to Des Plaines in 1952. They celebrated 53 years of marriage before she passed away in 1999. Edward was active in Scouting - Cub Master Pack 12, Scout Master Troop 12 and camping Committee Chairman. He earned several leadership awards while working in scouting. He was an active member of Wilmette Park Masonic Lodge #931 for 66 years, serving as Master in 1957 of Park Lodge #843, and was Tyler for 34 years at Wilmette Park and President of the Wilmette Park Masonic Foundation for the past 22 years. Ed was also active in the Wingfield Family Society serving as a Director for many years. He served his Church, St. Martin's Episcopal Church for more than 40 years, and was a member of the Midwest Chapter of Model T Ford Club, and the American Legion Post #36. Surviving are his son Bryan (Noreen), daughter Barbara Cortino, four grandchildren Patrick, Philip, Anne, and William his sister-in-law Doris Coussens of Marshall, Minnesota, several cousins, a niece and nephew and several great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife Rava and brother John 'Jack'. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/obituary.aspx?n=edward-penrhyn-coussens&pid=165793960&fhid=5256#fbLoggedOut Edward Penrhyn Coussens was born August 4. 1923 in Indianapolis, Indiana, eldest son of Edward M. and Gertrude V. (Barter). They moved to Rogers Park soon after. Edward graduated in 1941 from Lane Technical High School. A World War II veteran, Ed served in the 13th Armored Tank Division - The Black Cats, and served as secretary for the 13th Armored Division Association that is still active today. He married Rava Just in 1946 and moved to Des Plaines in 1952. They celebrated 53 years of marriage before she passed away in 1999. Edward was active in Scouting - Cub Master Pack 12, Scout Master Troop 12 and camping Committee Chairman. He earned several leadership awards while working in scouting. He was an active member of Wilmette Park Masonic Lodge #931 for 66 years, serving as Master in 1957 of Park Lodge #843, and was Tyler for 34 years at Wilmette Park and President of the Wilmette Park Masonic Foundation for the past 22 years. Ed was also active in the Wingfield Family Society serving as a Director for many years. He served his Church, St. Martin's Episcopal Church for more than 40 years, and was a member of the Midwest Chapter of Model T Ford Club, and the American Legion Post #36. Surviving are his son Bryan (Noreen), daughter Barbara Cortino, four grandchildren Patrick, Philip, Anne, and William his sister-in-law Doris Coussens of Marshall, Minnesota, several cousins, a niece and nephew and several great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife Rava and brother John 'Jack'.

Cox, James

Branch of Service: Armored Division 46th Tank Battalion in the Army during WW2.
Rank: Sergeant Served overseas in England and Germany.
Hometown: Born on a farm in Saratoga, Minn. Lived in Rochester, Minn. with his wife El

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Cunningham, Gardner R. 'Maj'

Maj died on May 15, 2001, at a nursing home in Doylestown, Pa., with his family at his side. He suffered a stroke six years before, and his health steadily declined. Born in Rochester, N.Y., Maj entered Princeton with the large Lawrenceville contingent and roomed in Hill, joining Cap and Gown. Maj served in the Army as an officer with the 13th Armored Division. He then took a degree in 1946 in economics cum laude and served for two years as assistant dean of admissions for the university. He married the former Charlotte R. Nelson in 1948 and joined the William Zinsser Co. in New York. Maj became president and CEO of Zinsser, manufacturers of surface coatings and polymers. Maj served on the board of the Kent Place School in Summit, N.J. He became interested in the Skytop Lodge resort in the Poconos of Pennsylvania, where he maintained a home and served as president of the Pocono Hotels Corp.

In addition to Charlotte, Maj is survived by sons Gardner R. Jr. '76 and Todd, by daughters Shelley, Tracy Lobur, and Kim, and by five grandchildren. The class expresses its sympathy to the family.

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Darby, Ralph


Ralph H. 'Bud' Darby, 86. of Gladwin, died July 28, 2006 at home, suddenly.
Ralph was born Nov. 5, 1919 in Flint to Earl and Lillian (Guelde) Darby in Flint. He married the former Goldie E. Frampton in Traverse City on July 17, 1970. He lived in Gladwin County since 1973, having previously lived in Flint. He was a supervisor with Michigan Bell in Clare until retiring in 1976.
He served in the U.S. Army Black Cat 13th Armor Division during WWII. He was a member of V.F.W. Post 7303 and American Legion Post 171.

He was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Bill; and his sister, Donna. Surviving are his wife, Goldie Darby of Gladwin; four daughters, Melody Ratelle of Oregon, April (Dan) Ells of California, Patricia (Thomas) Doherty of Florida, and Rosanna Willcox of Mt. Morris; one son, Bill E. (Diane) Willcox of South Carolina; 12 grandchildren and 11 Greatgrandchildren; and two sisters, Patricia Coleman of Florida and Shirley Boone of Farwell.
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Davis, John Hayne
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John Hayne Davis son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Davis was born in Monroe, North Carolina July 20, 1921.

John Hayne attended New Salem High School, Mill Creek Baptist Church, was single and lived with his parents at the time he was drafted in the Army.

John was called to the services of his country at the age of 21. He was inducted at Fort Bragg, North Carolina November 28, 1942. Then sent to Camp Beale, California, and was stationed there twelve months with the 498th Field Artillery Bn. 13th Armored Division. During this time he spent a fifteen day furlough with his parents. He was sent to Camp Bowie, Texas and was stationed there about six months being transferred to the 329th Infantry Bn. of the 83rd Division. He was then sent to Fort Meade, Maryland, port of embarkation, went over seas in May 1944, first to England then to Normandy, France. He was over seas about two months and was killed in the battle of St. Lo. he was awarded the purple hart posthumously.He was reported killed in action in France July 28, 1944, and was buried in an American Military Cemetery in Blosville, France.

Almost four years later his body was brought back home and buried in Lakeland Memorial Park on April 25, 1948, with part military rites.

John had one brother, Heath Davis, and three sisters Frances, Nell and Ann Davis.

To know John was to love him, he was always considerate of others, was happy when he could lend a helping hand.

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Day, John Jones


Day, John Jones age 88, of Robbinsdale, MN, died Friday, August 3rd, 2012. Preceded in death by wife of 51 years, Nancy (Longhurst), and son, James. Survived by daughter, Kathleen Day, and sons, William (Roberta), Thomas (Barbara), and Jack (Sandra); daughter-in-law, Margaret Day; grandchildren, Jonathan (Jessica), Kyle (Julia), Joshua, Santi, Juan, Elyse, Michael, Ellen, Catherine; great-grandson Charles, and devoted friend Ellen Johnson. Born in Oshkosh, WI to Glen and Sarah Day, and resided in Twin Cities. Graduate of North High and attended College of St. Thomas, University of Utah while serving in the military, and graduated from University of MN. Served in WWII in the Army's 13th Armored Division. His long real estate career included appraisal, commercial mortgage banking and developer. Worked with MN Federal, IDS Mortgage Corp, and founded the John Day Co. in 1980. Past Appraisal Institute chapter president. John was an anchor to the family that he loved so dearly.
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Deeb, Phil

Phil Deeb founded his law firm more than 50 years ago. Mr. Phil Deeb. Phil, a World War II veteran and member of the 3rd Army, 13th Armored Division, is well-known and highly respected in the legal community in Kentucky and Louisville in particular. He brought his daughter, Phyllis, into his practice with him in 1979. They worked together until Mr. Deeb retired from the practice of law in 2004.
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Dejongh
, Edwin J.

Edwin J. DeJongh, 92, of Chisago City, formerly of Willmar, MN and Spicer, MN died Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at Parmly in Chisago City.
Edwin was born June 24, 1916 in Edgerton, MN, the son of Rev. John and Ella (Vander Beek) DeJongh and grew up in Rock Rapids, Iowa where he graduated from high school. On July 8, 1941, he was united in marriage to Sophia VanderWilt in Middleburg, Iowa. He served in the United States Army during WW II and upon discharge returned to Rock Rapids where they lived. After retiring, they moved to Spicer and Willmar, Minnesota. In 2005, they moved to Chisago City.
Ed was proud of his children and grandchildren and will lovingly be remembered by his great grandchildren as their "GG" (great grandpa.)
He was preceded in death by wife Sophia and Ed's parents; sisters Helen Jansen and Bernice Dykstra, and brother Delmer DeJongh amd infant brother, Dale. He is survived by son Keith (Marlene) DeJongh of Chisago City; son-in-law, Dr. Michael Buscemi of Bismarck, ND; three grandchildren, Dr. Sharlene (John) Arnason of Marine on St. Croix, MN; Michele (Michael) Schwalbe of Andover; Brian (Annie) DeJongh of Somerset, WI; seven great grandchildren, Jack and Katherine Arnason, Allison and Will Schwalbe, Eli, Lake and Marin DeJongh.

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DeLateur, Ralph 'Rudy'







Ralph "Rudy" DeLateur passed away peacefully at age 89 in Rancho Mirage at his residence, on May 22, 2013 after a five month battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome. He was surrounded by his three children and wife Patricia. Rudy was a World War II veteran having served under General Patton in the Thirteenth Armored Tank Division. Rudy participated in the liberation of several concentration camps and helped to assist many of the survivors. A fact he was very proud of but was very painful for him to speak about. Rudy and his division were ordered to take the local villagers and leaders through the camps to show them first hand the atrocities that they had originally denied occurred. Graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering from Oregan State University, where he was the President of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity; he returned home to Hoquiam, Wash. on June 22, 1948 where he began his civilian life by working as a manager at Grays Harbor Veneer; where he continued his career to the position of General Manager and Vice President until his retirement at age 70 in 1993. In 1965 he founded The Timberman's National Bank, later purchased by First Interstate Bank. In 1949, on a blind date, arranged by the family attorney, Rudy would meet the woman he would fall in love with and spend the rest of his life Patricia. They married in 1950 and soon started a family. In addition to being a loving husband and father; Rudy was an avid outdoors man. Rudy could be described as a "Pacific Northwest Sportsman" enjoying golf, fishing, hunting and boating. He lived life to the fullest, on his own terms with humility, integrity and a selfless desire to serve his country, wife and children which was the core of his whole being. A profoundly loyal man, he equated loyalty with love. He was a man of great faith in his Catholic religion. This always led him to try his best to help others and to "do the right thing". He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Patricia DeLateur, son Steven DeLateur of Indian Wells, Calif., daughter Suzanne Jackson of Atherton, Calif., and son Ric DeLateur of Rancho Mirage, Calif. Grandson David Jackson of Palo Alto, Calif., Granddaughter Kimberley Jackson of Rome. Italy and Granddaughter Stephanie DeLateur of Indian Wells, Calif. Two sisters Dr. Barbara DeLateur of Baltimore, Md. and Elizabeth Hulbert of Olympia, Wash. Rudy will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

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Ralph "Rudy" DeLateur passed away peacefully at age 89 in Rancho Mirage at his residence, on May 22, 2013 after a five month battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome. He was surrounded by his three children and wife Patricia. Rudy was a World War II veteran having served under General Patton in the Thirteenth Armored Tank Division. Rudy participated in the liberation of several concentration camps and helped to assist many of the survivors. A fact he was very proud of but was very painful for him to speak about. Rudy and his division were ordered to take the local villagers and leaders through the camps to show them first hand the atrocities that they had originally denied occurred. Graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering from Oregan State University, where he was the President of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity; he returned home to Hoquiam, Wash. on June 22, 1948 where he began his civilian life by working as a manager at Grays Harbor Veneer; where he continued his career to the position of General Manager and Vice President until his retirement at age 70 in 1993. In 1965 he founded The Timberman's National Bank, later purchased by First Interstate Bank. In 1949, on a blind date, arranged by the family attorney, Rudy would meet the woman he would fall in love with and spend the rest of his life Patricia. They married in 1950 and soon started a family. In addition to being a loving husband and father; Rudy was an avid outdoors man. Rudy could be described as a "Pacific Northwest Sportsman" enjoying golf, fishing, hunting and boating. He lived life to the fullest, on his own terms with humility, integrity and a selfless desire to serve his country, wife and children which was the core of his whole being. A profoundly loyal man, he equated loyalty with love. He was a man of great faith in his Catholic religion. This always led him to try his best to help others and to "do the right thing". He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Patricia DeLateur, son Steven DeLateur of Indian Wells, Calif., daughter Suzanne Jackson of Atherton, Calif., and son Ric DeLateur of Rancho Mirage, Calif. Grandson David Jackson of Palo Alto, Calif., Granddaughter Kimberley Jackson of Rome. Italy and Granddaughter Stephanie DeLateur of Indian Wells, Calif. Two sisters Dr. Barbara DeLateur of Baltimore, Md. and Elizabeth Hulbert of Olympia, Wash. Rudy will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
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Died on Monday, February 10, 2014 at his home in Alexandria, VA. He was predeceased by his parents, Mary and John A. Evanko, Sr.; his brother John A., Jr.; and daughter Cheryl Ann. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Olga T. Evanko; two sons Peter J. Evanko and John P. Evanko (Debra) of Alexandria and Springfield, VA; and many nieces and nephews. Peter was born July 8, 1924 in Rome, NY and graduated from Syracuse University in 1950. During World War II he served in the 13th Armored Division, U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion, Massapanox Hunt Club, Fairfax County Wakefield Senior Center, and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. His career in the Federal Government spanned 42 years with the Department of Defense and the U.S. Postal Service in procurement policies.


PETER PAUL EVANKO  

On Monday, February 10, 2014 at his home in Alexandria, VA. He was predeceased by his parents, Mary and John A. Evanko, Sr.; his brother John A., Jr.; and daughter Cheryl Ann. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Olga T. Evanko; two sons Peter J. Evanko and John P. Evanko (Debra) of Alexandria and Springfield, VA; and many nieces and nephews. Peter was born July 8, 1924 in Rome, NY and graduated from Syracuse University in 1950. During World War II he served in the 13th Armored Division, U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion, Massapanox Hunt Club, Fairfax County Wakefield Senior Center, and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. His career in the Federal Government spanned 42 years with the Department of Defense and the U.S. Postal Service in procurement policies.
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Farness, Lawrence Thomas

Lawrence Thomas Farness, 89, of Duluth, went to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, March 17, 2011.

Lawrence was born in Watford City, N.D., Feb. 10, 1922, to John and Carrie (Iverson) Farness. He attended elementary school in Appleton, Minn., until his family moved to Duluth. Lawrence graduated from Denfeld High school in 1941. After graduation, he was drafted into the United States Army and served in World War II. After the war Lawrence worked at the Steel Plant in Morgan Park.

He met the love of his life, Zola Southerton, and they were united in marriage in 1949 and had 40 wonderful years together until Zola’s death in 1989. They were true partners in life as they raised their two daughters. Lawrence started working for the U.S. Postal System soon after they were married and worked there many years, until he retired. Larry and Zola enjoyed traveling, and they also spent winter months in Arizona. Lawrence was an avid fisherman in his younger years and enjoyed being at his cabin in Lake Nebagamon. He was a wonderful father and will be deeply missed.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his wife; parents; and 10 siblings. He is survived by his daughters, Bonnie (Jack) Nelson of Duluth and Cindy (Jerome) Sapik of Poplar; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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Finney, Tony

Troy E. Finney, 98, passed away at 12:48 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Troy was born Sept. 21, 1913, in Herrin, the son of Will and Stella Ann (Ward) Finney.

He attended Herrin city schools from 1919 through 1928 and worked at the Old Squirrel Mine from 1929 until it closed in 1931.

During the Depression, when times were hard, he also worked at a small mine in De Soto. He worked at various other mines as well, including Wilson Mine, Old Ben 8, Taylor 5 and Taylor 7.

Troy went to Flint, Mich., where he worked until December 1941. He was called to serve in the U.S. Army, but did not go at that time. While working at an iron plant in Chicago, he was called back to serve in the U.S. Army on Nov. 16, 1942, and was sent to boot camp in Beale, Calif.

He was a member of the 124 Army Engineers Battalion 13, having served in Europe with Gen. Patton's Third Army. He received his honorable discharge Dec. 7, 1945.

Troy married Evelyn Kelly on Feb. 18, 1946. Together, they shared 65 years of marriage. She survives in Herrin.

Mr. Finney was a life member of VFW Post 1567 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 51. He was a member of American Legion Post 645 and First Baptist Church in Energy.

He served as a volunteer for 25 years at the Marion VA Hospital after his retirement from the Illinois Department of Veteran's Affairs, where he worked for 14 years. His VA service exceeded 11,300 hours.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Finney of Herrin; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Cheryl Mezo; two sisters, Mae Walker and Edith Loftus; niece, Janet Loftus; granddaughter, Amy Lee Green; great-granddaughter, Alexis Shyann Hopkins-Mezo; and great-grandson, Jeffrey Scott Price.

 Burial will be in Herrin City Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by Herrin VFW and American Legion posts, with assistance from the National Guard unit.

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Foss, Jacob Elmer 'Jake'

 Jacob “Jake” Foss
 
Jacob Elmer 'Jake' Foss, 89, of Granite Falls, died Saturday, September 3, 2011 at the Good Samaritan Home in Windom.
Jacob Elmer Foss was born October 1, 1921, in Ft. Collins, Colorado, the son of Elmer and Laura Foss. He attended school and then enlisted in the United States Army and served his country from November of 1942 until he was honorably discharged in November of 1945. Later that month he was united in marriage to Marion B. Krahn in Brewster. They made their home in Granite Falls where Jake was the Foreman, Mechanic and Parts Manager for YMC Motors. He later went on to work for K & T Skelly and Paulson’s Auto Service. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Granite Falls. His favorite outdoor activities were hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Darrell; sister Joyce; and his wife Marion in 2006. He is survived by his two sons: Jacob H. Foss of Wheaton and Elmer J. Foss of Thornville, Ohio; nine grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; one sister, Lorraine Johnson of Pipestone; and several extended family members and friends.
Burial will be held at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.

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Franta, James R.
James R. Franta, age 88, passed away on Tuesday March 29, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
James was born on July 20, 1922 in Mahnomen, MN to Valentine and Etta (Richter) Franta. He married his sweetheart Carol Mae Haugland on August 30, 1947 in Watson, MN. She went to be with the lord on July 25, 1979. He later married Elizabeth McDowall on December 17, 1983 in Douglas, WY. James served in World War II in the Army, stationed in Germany, as part of the 13th Armored Division. After serving his country, he earned a Pharmacy degree from the University of Minnesota. He was self-employed as a Pharmacist for 56 years. James owned and operated Sauk Rexall Drug and the Ben Franklin Store in Sauk Rapids until selling the business and retiring. James was a member of the Sauk Rapids VFW Post # 6992, the Sauk Rapids American Legion #254 and the Sauk Rapids Lions Club. His love was fishing with his children and grandchildren, as "captain" of the pontoon on White Earth Lake.
James is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, of Sauk Rapids; children, Rosalyn (Marv) Koolmo of Cambridge, Bruce(Deanna) of Austin, Roberta (John) Peery of Annandale, Brad (Sandi) of St. Charles, MO, Bryan of St. Cloud, and Rochelle (Dennis) Johnson of Elk River; Elizabeth's children, Christopher Shorba of Waite Park, Michael Shorba of Minneapolis, Amy (Larry) Blankenship of Elk River, Mary (Walter) Schaarchmidt of Orlando, FL, John (Kelli) Shorba of Paynesville and Anne (Roger) Nutt of Orlando, FL; 25 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Mahnomen, MN.
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Frost, Eartley E.

The son of  Eartley E Frost,  Robert S. Frost, has requested that I send this email, notifying his father's comrades of Earley's passing. Received Sept. 3, 2008

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Godosky Sr., Walter T.

Walter T. Godosky Sr., 88, a longtime resident of Pelham, NH, and former Dracut resident, died Sunday, January 25, 2009 at Fairhaven Nursing surrounded by his loving family, following a battle with Alzheimer's Disease. He was the beloved husband of Doris (Garvey) Godosky, to whom he was married for 61 years.

Walter was born in Adamson, Oklahoma on January 9, 1921, and was a son of the late James and Antonia (Boutos) Godosky. He was a graduate of Hartshorne High School in Oklahoma. Walter served his country in the 13th Armored Division of the United States Army during World War II. Prior to his retirement, he was employed for 35 years by General Electric.

Walter's passion was his garden. He had a true green thumb and could grow just about anything and shared it with everyone he knew. He was an avid fisherman, especially deep sea fishing and ice fishing with his sons, son-in-law, and fishing buddies. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife, attending reunions of his 13th Armored Division, and watching sports, especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots.

He was a communicant of St. Patrick Church in Pelham, NH, and was a member of the Polish American Veterans in Lowell.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Walter "Tom" Godosky Jr. and his wife Jan of Sacramento, CA, Carl Godosky and his wife Jeanne of N. Weymouth, Kevin Godosky and his companion Lauren Wilkes, both of Derry, NH; a daughter Gail (Godosky) Gagne and her husband Richard of Pelham, NH; seven grandchildren Kristin (Godosky) Snyder and her husband Douglas of Chicago, IL, Stephen Godosky of Ohio, Jason Godosky and his wife Annette of Ohio, Ryan Gagne and Ashley Gagne, both of Pelham, NH, Melissa Godosky and Christopher Godosky of, both of N. Weymouth; a brother Joseph Godosky and his wife Mary of OK; and many nieces and nephews, including many from Oklahoma.

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Grimmett. Henry E.

The Grimmett, Henry E. 92 Jan. 11, 1920 May 23, 2012 Henry E. Grimmett, 92, cherished father and grandfather, passed away of natural causes May 23, 2012. Henry was born in Prescott, Ark., on Jan. 11, 1920 to R.R. and Zula Grimmett. He was the third child in a family of four children. His life adventure began when he served as a captain during WWII. His greatest joy came when he married Julie Miskovich on Sept. 18, 1947 in Oakland, Calif. Together they raised three children and enjoyed traveling the world. He will be remembered for his integrity, kindness and inner strength. Henry is survived by his children and their spouses, Henry D. Grimmett (Susan), Lisa Wiebe (Will); his grandchildren, Jodi, Andrea, Thomas, Aaron, Brian, Amanda, Kaileigh and Keyne will miss their beloved grandfather. He was preceded in death by his wife, Julie E. Grimmett and son, Donald P. Grimmett.




Gruener, Leonard

Leonard F. Gruener, 95, peacefully passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. He was born Oct. 9, 1917, in Bakersfield, Calif. Leonard was living with his daughter Margaret in Kingman at the time of his passing. He was married to Jane Marie Sailer in 1941 and they had five children. Leonard's mother was born in Virginia City, Nev., during its heydays in 1893.

Leonard was in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served with the 13th Armored Division, the Black Cats, in Europe.

Leonard's little piece of heaven was at his home in Golden Valley, where he was one with the desert. There he tended to his gardens, collected rocks, and watched and fed God's critters of the desert. Leonard lived in Golden Valley 25 years after retiring and moved there from Long Beach, Calif.

Leonard was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan Gruener. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Jane; his daughter, Margaret Lippincott of Kingman; his sons, Fred Gruener of Huntington Beach, Calif., Gordon Gruener of Kingman, and William Gruener of Ventura, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.



Hehl, Arthur L.



Arthur L. Hehl, 93, of Portsmouth, died Monday, July 1, 2013, at Heartland of Portsmouth.

He was born May 28, 1920, in Portsmouth to the late Roy George Hurbert Hehl and Mary Agnes Carothers Hehl. He was a long-time foreman for Ohio Power Company, and a World War II Army veteran.

He was a member of the former Central Presbyterian Church; a 75-year Mason member Aurora Lodge 48 and a 32nd degree Mason Valley of Cincinnati; a member of Portsmouth Eastern Star 424, where he was a three-time past worthy patron, White Shrine of Jerusalem, a York Rite Mason, and a member of American Legion James Dickey Post 23. Art was also a Del Rice League coach, former president of the Little League at Mound Park, and secretary of the Masonic Bowling League for many years, a member of 13th Amour Division called the "Black Cats", hospital volunteer at SOMC, and an Eagle Scout, Troop 22 at Central Presbyterian Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife of over 40 years, Mary Elizabeth Campbell Hehl in 1992, whom is married in 1952 in Portsmouth, and a sister, Helen Fetter.

He is survived by one son, Roy J. Hehl of Portsmouth; one daughter, Cynthia Hehl Burke of Portsmouth; four grandchildren, Meghan (Mark) Spradlin, Sarah Burke (Jemar Knox), Christopher Burke and Emily (Russ) Mahoney; one great-grandson, Cameron Knox, and was expecting a great-grandchild in November.

Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by American Legion James Dickey Post 23.
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Herron, Jr., Lewis Calvin 'LC'

Lewis Calvin Herron, Jr., 88, of Mansfield died Thursday, June 28, 2007.

L. C. was born to Hattie and Lewis Herron of Archer City on Aug. 11, 1918, and went to public school there. He then attended college at North Texas in Denton-where he played basketball. He transferred to Texas Tech and graduated in January of 1941. L. C. was inducted into service on January, 1942, serving in the European Theater with the 13th Armored Division. He was a Bronze Star recipient and served under the Command of General George Patton. He returned to the states in July1945 and married Roberta Looney of Archer City.

In March of 1949, L. C. and Roberta moved to Post when he was hired as County Agriculture Agent of Garza County. He served in that capacity until December 1961 when he resigned and went into the banking business with the First National Bank of Post. He served as Executive Vice President until his retirement in 1981.

On January 4, 1981, L.C. and Roberta moved to Lake Palestine, Chandler, Texas and enjoyed every day of their retirement.

L. C. was preceded in death by his parents, Hattie and Lewis Herron; two sisters and their husbands, Bess Cooper and husband Bill and Fayette Berry and husband, B. P.; and one brother and his wife, Bert Herron and wife Leta. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Roberta Looney Herron; two sons, Lewis and wife June and Ken and wife Mindy; one daughter, Kay Cathey and husband Johnny; grandchildren, Lori Zwernemann (husband Jim), Cathy Herron, Clay Herron (fiance Katherine and her daughter, Kimberlee), Michael Herron (wife Andrea), Walt Cathey (wife Bethany) and Cadie Cathey; great-grandchildren, Jake and Eric Zwernemann, C.J. Herron, Kendall Cathey, Katelyn Cathey; two nieces, Jane Williams and husband Jim and Bethalice Green and husband Max; two nephews, Bill Cooper and wife Charlene and Buford Berry and wife Sally; many great nieces and nephews; and all of the Looney family, a "very important" part of L. C.'s life.

Burial at DFW National Cemetery.

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Hilliker, Kenneth, 46th D
 

Kenneth, born April 4, 1923 pass away June 1, 1998.

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Hirschmann, Dr Jerome H., 45th Med 
 

 

Dr. Jerome H. Hirschmann, age 92, WWII Veteran Capt. in the U.S. Army Medical Core, beloved husband of Doris, nee Weiss, for 65 years; loving father for Richard (Cathy), Louis and Susan Hirschmann; cherished grandfather of Annie, Anne, Rebecca, Elena and Anastasia; dear brother of the late Hermine Baron. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie, IL

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Hoglin, Harold C. 'Bud'

 
Harold C. "Bud" Hoglin age 83 of Minneapolis passed away suddenly on July 6, 2006. Retired from the City of Mpls Equipment Department after 36 years.
Preceded in death by parents, Reuben and Alma; brother-in-law, Floyd Johnson; and special cousins, Robert Dale and Shirley Miner. Survived by loving wife of 57 years, Jeanette; children, Larry (Dale), Steven, Jeffrey (Mary), and Linda (Jeff) Nygaard; grandchildren, Becky & Jerry, Rachel & Dennis, Casey, Shyla & Jason, Leah, Andrea, and Nicole; great-grandson, Shiloh; brother, Warren (Rose); sister, Doris Johnson; also nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
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Kenney, Orval 'Tip', 93rd A

Orval "Tip" Summers Kenney, 92, of Ravenswood, died peacefully July 2, 2014, in Concord, N.C.

Born Jan. 18, 1922, in Bellwood, he was the son of the late Otto and Loretta "Etta" Kenney of Loops Road, Sewell Mountain.

In addition to his parents, Tip was preceded in death by his sisters, Mittie, Texie, Lexie, Ocie, Edna Gilkerson, Josey Wyatt and Macil Cole, and brothers, Everett and Jess Kenney.

Tip retired from Kaiser Aluminum in 1983 after 23 years in the pot rooms and pot repair. Prior to coming to Ravenswood, he was a coal miner in Rainelle for 12 years. Tip was a World War II veteran, a member of the Masonic Lodge of Ravenswood, former VFW Honor Guard and a member of Cedar Run UMC. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and did so until age 89.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Bessie Crookshanks; three daughters, Vivian (Jay) Heavner of Cocoa, Fla., Joyce Fletcher of Ridgeland, Miss., and Regina (Matt) Cunningham of Gold Hill, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Mark (Leah) Heavner of Greenville, S.C., Devon Fletcher of Richmond, Va., Darcy (Darren) Keel of Atlanta, Ga., Andy and Jarod Heavner of Cocoa, Fla., Sarah (Ben) Bliss of Cocoa, Fla., and Cole Cunningham of Gold Hill, N.C.; one great-grandchild; and his oldest brother, Andy Kenney of Rupert.

Interment will follow at Sims Cemetery, Loops Road, Rainelle.

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Knapp, John Berkeley

John Berkeley Knapp of Garland passed away April 23, 2011.

John was born March 10, 1918 in the Parvin community of Denton Co., TX to Charles Howard and Emma (Dolly) Jackson Knapp. He graduated from Denton High School in 1936 and from North Texas State Teacher's College (now UNT) in 1941.He served with the 13th Armored Division of the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Georgia Howle Fletcher on November 7, 1963. John retired as manager of the casualty property claim department for the Traveler's Insurance Co. in Dallas. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Garland.

In addition to his wife, December 1, 2005, John was predeceased by his stepson Ronnie Fletcher, one brother and five sisters. He is survived by nephew Charles Knapp of Prosper; nieces Patsy Price of Pilot Point, Cheryl Garcia of Lewisville and Carole Bassinger of Sanger; stepson Al Fletcher of Grand Prairie and stepdaughter Sue Bomar of Dallas.

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Kottke, Daniel Gordon

Daniel Gordon Kottke died on January 1, 2008 from a stroke while visiting, together with his wife, San Diego, California. He was 85.

Daniel was born July 26, 1922 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Mr. Kottke was educated at Winnebago Lutheran Academy, Pomona College, Ripon College and M.I.T. During World War II, he served in France, Germany, and Austria in Gen. Patton's Third Army, 13th Armored Division. He was a N.Y. District manager with the U.S. Gypsum Corp. and following retirement, was a principal of Mirrex Corp.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joanne V. Lawrence Kottke of Essex, CT. They lived in Pelham Manor and Pelham for 38 years, where Mr. Kottke served on the Planning Board, the Architectural Review Board and was active in the Pelham Heights Association. In 1993 they moved to Essex, CT, where he became a Trustee of The First Congregational Church and served as church historian. He was Vice President of the Essex Community Fund and a volunteer docent for the Essex Historical Society. Always ready for a round of golf, he also enjoyed joining his friends in a bowling league.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by their three children and seven grandchildren: their son, Daniel Kottke, Jr. of Palo Alto, CA., grandson Ryland Kottke- Karay of Palo Alto and granddaughter Meta Gutgemann of Bonn, Germany; their daughter Nancy Walters of San Diego, CA., their grandson Peter Walters of San Diego and their granddaughter Katherine Walters of London, England; their daughter Lauren Caiazzo of Essex, CT., and their three grandsons, Robert Caiazzo Jr. of Brookline, MA., Andrew Caiazzo and Matthew Caiazzo of Essex. He had a loving relationship with his two sons-in-law, Mark Walters and Robert Caiazzo and his brother Paul Kottke of Fond du Lac,

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Layne, Wallace 'Shady'

Wallace "Shady" James Layne, 92, passed away on January 19, 2014. He was a native of Goochland Co., Virginia and the son of the late Martha and Robert Franklin Layne. He was a member of Monumental United Methodist Church, Churchland Masonic Lodge #276, & VFW. Shady was a Bronze Star recipient for his service in the Army during WWII. He retired from Sup Ship 5 and then went on to be employed with CDI Corp.

His wife of over 61 years, Evelyn Elam Layne predeceased him. Shady is survived by his son Robert Layne and his longtime friend Beverly Carr; daughter Carolyn Duff and husband Mann, three granddaughters, nieces, nephew, and their families. His brother Robert Layne and sister Theresa Layne also predecease him.

A graveside service at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens

Wallace "Shady" James Layne, 92, passed away on January 19, 2014. He was a native of Goochland Co., Virginia and the son of the late Martha and Robert Franklin Layne. He was a member of Monumental United Methodist Church, Churchland Masonic Lodge #276, & VFW. Shady was a Bronze Star recipient for his service in the Army during WWII. He retired from Sup Ship 5 and then went on to be employed with CDI Corp.

His wife of over 61 years, Evelyn Elam Layne predeceased him. Shady is survived by his son Robert Layne and his longtime friend Beverly Carr; daughter Carolyn Duff and husband Mann, three granddaughters, nieces, nephew, and their families. His brother Robert Layne and sister Theresa Layne also predecease him.

The family would like to extend thanks to the staffs of Medi Home Health and Hospice and to the Churchland House for their loving care and support.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?pid=169204427#sthash.Z9R6rqD9.dpuf

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Lea, Gilbert

Gilbert Lea a Princeton resident from 1936 to 1961, died peacefully on May 4 in Vero Beach, Fla.

Gilbert was born in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., he grew up in the family home in Wynnewood, Pa. He attended the Montgomery School and then St. Paul School in Concord, N.H., graduating in 1932. At St. Paul’s he received the Gordon Medal awarded to the best all-around athlete and was captain of the football team. After graduation he attended Princeton University, Class of 1936, where he started on the football team for four years as an end, playing both offense and defense. The Princeton team was ranked No. 1 in the nation in 1933 and 1935. At Princeton he was a member of Cottage Club.

His early working years were interrupted by military service during the Second World War. He served in the Army as an artillery instructor for two years at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and one year in California and Texas helping to build the 13th Armored Division. In the last year of the war he was assigned to the European Theatre as a battalion commander of an armored artillery unit attached to the 3rd Army commanded by General Patton. He ended the war in Bavaria as a Lt. Colonel and was awarded several battle stars and an air medal for commanding the assault of a combat unit from a cub airplane.

In 1938 he married Nancy Nalle of Charlotte, N.C. He was active in Princeton University alumni affairs as chairman of annual giving 1961-1962, chairman of the athletic committee, president of Princeton Alumni Associations in both Maine and Vero Beach, Florida and as a member of the Princeton Alumni Council for almost 20 years. He served on the Executive Committees of the National Football Foundation and the Visiting Nurses Association. He also served as president of the Pretty Brook Tennis Club for 17 years.

Most of his professional life was spent in New York, first for Time magazine from 1936 to 1948, for Business Week for four years as executive V.P. in charge of Eastern Market; then at McGraw Hill as the eastern advertising manager for Business Week; then as advertising director of McCall’s Magazine. He left McGraw-Hill in 1957 to work for 12 years at Ogilvy & Mather as vice president in charge of new business, ultimately serving as the agency’s account executive for Sears Roebuck. He was instrumental in getting public approval for the construction of Lincoln Center.

In 1962 he married Phyllis Thaxter in New York. Not long thereafter, they moved to Cumberland Foreside, Maine. In 1967 he purchased the Tower Publishing Company of Portland, Maine, which he operated until 1982. He became a full time resident of Vero Beach in 1982.

Active in Maine community affairs, Mr. Lea was a parishioner at St. Mary’s Church in Falmouth and a longtime member of the Portland Country Club. He was also head of the American Cancer Society and a trustee of the Baxter School for the Deaf. His avocations included painting, tennis, sailing, and golf.

He was predeceased by a son, Gilbert Lea Jr. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Phyllis Thaxter Lea; a daughter, Ann Lea Fries of Savannah, Ga.; a son, Thomas Lea of Cumberland Foreside; a stepdaughter, Skye Aubrey of Orlando, Fla.; a stepson, James Aubrey; and his first wife, Nancy Genung of Princeton.

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Lindahl, Melvin Lawrence


Melvin Lawrence Lindahl, 91, of Fife Lake passed away June 5, 2012 at Cherry Hill Haven. Mr. Lindahl was born on July 15, 1920 to Harry and Mabel (Carlson) Lindahl in Chicago, Illinois.
Melvin joined the United States Army in Camp Grant, Ill. Mr. Lindahl served his country during WWII and received decorations for overseas service and the bronze battle star. Melvin later married Wilma Thornburg on October 9, 1956 and they celebrated their 55th year anniversary last October. Mr. Lindahl retired from General Motors in La Grange, Ill. after 30 years of work as a radio drill operator. He had a great love for family and enjoyed watching and caring for animals.
Melvin is survived by his wife Wilma; daughter Sally (James) Robinson; grandchildren, Laurie (Chet), Michelle, Michael; great grandchildren, Nicklas, Alex, Lincoln, Georgia, and Sophia; sister-in-law, Irmgard Lindahl; and nieces, Cheryl and Sandra.
Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Mabel; sons, Lawrence and Norman Lindahl; and brothers, Norman and Robert Lindahl.
Cremation has taken place and the family will remember Melvin privately.

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Loyal, Raymond, 67th A

Raymond Randolph Loyal, Jr., age 90, entered into rest at his home on Sunday, January 3, 2010. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Mary's on the Hill Catholic Church in Augusta on Wednesday, January 6. He was proceeded into rest by his beloved wife, Marian Lawrence (Tee) Loyal. He is survived by Daughters and Sons-in- law Laurie Loyal and Clinton Boykin Maddox, Carol Loyal and Philip Anthony Tapley, Sons and daughters-in-law Raymond Randolph, III and Beth Meads Loyal, and Christopher Reed and Dianne Happe Loyal, Grandchildren Clinton Boykin Maddox III, Dr. William Randolph Maddox, Lauren Loyal Fofanova, Philip Anthony Tapley, Jr., Christopher Reed Loyal, Jr., Marian Loyal Heaven, Robert Raymond Maddox, Raymond Randolph Loyal IV, Marian Regina Maddox, Anna Rebecca Loyal, and Evan Loyal Tapley. He is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Olivia Gayle Maddox and Savannah Loyal Maddox. He lived his life with an undying devotion to his country, his community and his family. In WWII, he served as a Master Sergeant in the infantry attached to the 3rd Armored Division. During that service he saw extensive action in France, Belgium and Germany and was awarded the Purple Heart. Following the war, he spent over 30 years as a local businessman. The majority of that time was spent as Principle owner and General Manager of Riverside Distributors. He was a lifelong resident of Augusta and an avid fan of the Georgia Bulldogs.




Luthy, Forrest E. (Frosty)

Forrest E. (Frosty) Luthy of Washougal, Wash., and formerly of Lewiston, passed away peacefully, in the company of his children, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Cascade Park Care Center in Vancouver, Wash., after a short skirmish with cancer and other acquisitions of age; he was 88. Cremation has taken place, and no services were requested.

Forrest Erwin Luthy was born March 8, 1924, in Washougal, Wash., to Erwin Joseph and Wavel Leta (Knight) Luthy. He graduated from Washougal High School in 1942, and in May 1943 was inducted into the U.S. Army Air Corps. In early 1944, Frosty joined the 13th Armored "Black Cat" Division, Recon Platoon, Headquarters Company, 45th Tank Battalion, where he served as a driver for company commander, Capt. Earl J. Topper, and later as a member of an assault gun platoon.

After his discharge from the Army in 1946, Frosty attained a wildlife management degree at Washington State College (now University) in 1950. It was at WSC that he met and subsequently married his college sweetheart, Virginia Ruth Speer, on Feb. 1, 1952. She preceded him in death in 1986. He was a game biologist with the Washington State Department of Game for four years, working in the Bellingham and Loomis Island area of northwestern Washington. In 1956, he accepted a position at his father-in-law's bullet manufacturing business, Speer, Inc., in Lewiston, where he would later become the manufacturing manager. He held the position until the company sold to Omark Industries in July 1975.

In 1976, Frosty was employed in Boise by the state of Idaho Department of Water Resources as a water resource agent for the adjudication section, remaining with the agency until his retirement in 1990. In 1993, he permanently extended a visit to his mother in Washougal, caring for her until her death at the age of 99 in 1997.

Frosty was an educator in disguise, always willing and able to impart a learning opportunity, be it teaching the nuances of driving a standard transmission, plopped next to him in the old, oxidized-green, '50 Chevy panel truck, or reciting some of the more "entertaining" scientific names he remembered from his wildlife studies, such as Anas platyrhynchos (the mallard duck), Eptesicus fuscus fuscus (the big brown bat), or Turdis migratorius propinquus (the American robin).

Annual summer vacations found Frosty at the wheel of the family station wagon for road trips that covered the Western U.S. and Canada. Other memorable travels included several trips to the Hawaiian Islands, skiing in Switzerland, and a tropical retreat to Tahiti. Closer to home, his time with the water resources afforded him the opportunity to wander and explore much of Idaho. He also spent many relaxing hours with family and friends at a family cabin in Wallowa Lake, Ore.

Frosty's hobbies and interests covered the spectrum. He was a prolific reader, enjoying everything from science fiction to spy thrillers, the Bible to poetry. He dabbled with photography; many Christmas mornings were put on hold until after the floodlights and movie camera could capture all the treasures under the tree. There was the smell of the "goo stick" he used on the Polaroid pictures; and, of course, there was his constant use of a light meter - "Come on Dad, it'll be fine, just snap the shot."

Hunting, shooting, skiing, golfing and bowling were also frequent Frosty activities; the latter he still participated in until just a few months prior to his passing. He also enjoyed weekly jaunts to area thrift stores, loading his Subaru Outback with the day's great finds. Probably his favorite pastime, though, was puttering with computers. He was on board with this "trend" beginning in the early 1980s. For him, it wasn't using a PC to play games, surf the Internet, or email. His idea of fun came from the challenge of gathering derelict pieces and parts, and tweaking operating systems to resurrect a working system.

From an epicurean standpoint, Frosty labeled meatloaf his "favorite fruit," and in a nod to his Swiss ancestry, loved all things chocolate. He always made time for his evening happy hour, enjoying a good snort of Scotch, a glass of vintage "Two Buck Chuck," or that first long pull on an ice-cold bottle of "barley pop." The latter of which would invariably elicit a short, running, German dialogue of: "Was ist das? Ist das bier? Ja, das ist bier! Ahh das ist gut bier!"

Frosty is survived by his three children, daughter Carol (Barry) Cavanaugh of Surprise, Ariz., son Brian (Susie) Luthy of Lewiston, and daughter Dawn (Ken) Kees, also of Lewiston. He was grandpa and papa to Clay and Kylee Cavanaugh, and Beau (Amber), and Brina Luthy. He was also great-grandpa to Brilan Luthy and Lane Stewart. He is also survived by numerous cousins in the Washougal area, as well as his brother-in-law, Ray (Barbara) Speer of Lewiston, niece, Lorraine Rough, and nephews, Paul and Neal Speer.

If you would care to join us in honoring this kind, gentle, and generous man, with the sparkly blue eyes, here are a few suggestions: Go bowling (left handed), raise a glass of "Frosty bier," draw a deep, hot bath, turn on some classical music, soak and reflect on all the things you have to be thankful for - past, present, and future. Or, if you would like to make a memorial donation, the family suggests a contribution to a charity of choice, since Frosty showed no favoritism in this regard.

His "lease" was renewed for a good, long, 88 years - he didn't get short-changed and neither did we with his life or his love.

Forrest E. (Frosty) Luthy of Washougal, Wash., and formerly of Lewiston, passed away peacefully, in the company of his children, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Cascade Park Care Center in Vancouver, Wash., after a short skirmish with cancer and other acquisitions of age; he was 88. Cremation has taken place, and no services were requested.

Forrest Erwin Luthy was born March 8, 1924, in Washougal, Wash., to Erwin Joseph and Wavel Leta (Knight) Luthy. He graduated from Washougal High School in 1942, and in May 1943 was inducted into the U.S. Army Air Corps. In early 1944, Frosty joined the 13th Armored "Black Cat" Division, Recon Platoon, Headquarters Company, 45th Tank Battalion, where he served as a driver for company commander, Capt. Earl J. Topper, and later as a member of an assault gun platoon.

After his discharge from the Army in 1946, Frosty attained a wildlife management degree at Washington State College (now University) in 1950. It was at WSC that he met and subsequently married his college sweetheart, Virginia Ruth Speer, on Feb. 1, 1952. She preceded him in death in 1986. He was a game biologist with the Washington State Department of Game for four years, working in the Bellingham and Loomis Island area of northwestern Washington. In 1956, he accepted a position at his father-in-law's bullet manufacturing business, Speer, Inc., in Lewiston, where he would later become the manufacturing manager. He held the position until the company sold to Omark Industries in July 1975.

In 1976, Frosty was employed in Boise by the state of Idaho Department of Water Resources as a water resource agent for the adjudication section, remaining with the agency until his retirement in 1990. In 1993, he permanently extended a visit to his mother in Washougal, caring for her until her death at the age of 99 in 1997.

Frosty was an educator in disguise, always willing and able to impart a learning opportunity, be it teaching the nuances of driving a standard transmission, plopped next to him in the old, oxidized-green, '50 Chevy panel truck, or reciting some of the more "entertaining" scientific names he remembered from his wildlife studies, such as Anas platyrhynchos (the mallard duck), Eptesicus fuscus fuscus (the big brown bat), or Turdis migratorius propinquus (the American robin).

Annual summer vacations found Frosty at the wheel of the family station wagon for road trips that covered the Western U.S. and Canada. Other memorable travels included several trips to the Hawaiian Islands, skiing in Switzerland, and a tropical retreat to Tahiti. Closer to home, his time with the water resources afforded him the opportunity to wander and explore much of Idaho. He also spent many relaxing hours with family and friends at a family cabin in Wallowa Lake, Ore.

Frosty's hobbies and interests covered the spectrum. He was a prolific reader, enjoying everything from science fiction to spy thrillers, the Bible to poetry. He dabbled with photography; many Christmas mornings were put on hold until after the floodlights and movie camera could capture all the treasures under the tree. There was the smell of the "goo stick" he used on the Polaroid pictures; and, of course, there was his constant use of a light meter - "Come on Dad, it'll be fine, just snap the shot."

Hunting, shooting, skiing, golfing and bowling were also frequent Frosty activities; the latter he still participated in until just a few months prior to his passing. He also enjoyed weekly jaunts to area thrift stores, loading his Subaru Outback with the day's great finds. Probably his favorite pastime, though, was puttering with computers. He was on board with this "trend" beginning in the early 1980s. For him, it wasn't using a PC to play games, surf the Internet, or email. His idea of fun came from the challenge of gathering derelict pieces and parts, and tweaking operating systems to resurrect a working system.

From an epicurean standpoint, Frosty labeled meatloaf his "favorite fruit," and in a nod to his Swiss ancestry, loved all things chocolate. He always made time for his evening happy hour, enjoying a good snort of Scotch, a glass of vintage "Two Buck Chuck," or that first long pull on an ice-cold bottle of "barley pop." The latter of which would invariably elicit a short, running, German dialogue of: "Was ist das? Ist das bier? Ja, das ist bier! Ahh das ist gut bier!"

Frosty is survived by his three children, daughter Carol (Barry) Cavanaugh of Surprise, Ariz., son Brian (Susie) Luthy of Lewiston, and daughter Dawn (Ken) Kees, also of Lewiston. He was grandpa and papa to Clay and Kylee Cavanaugh, and Beau (Amber), and Brina Luthy. He was also great-grandpa to Brilan Luthy and Lane Stewart. He is also survived by numerous cousins in the Washougal area, as well as his brother-in-law, Ray (Barbara) Speer of Lewiston, niece, Lorraine Rough, and nephews, Paul and Neal Speer.

If you would care to join us in honoring this kind, gentle, and generous man, with the sparkly blue eyes, here are a few suggestions: Go bowling (left handed), raise a glass of "Frosty bier," draw a deep, hot bath, turn on some classical music, soak and reflect on all the things you have to be thankful for - past, present, and future. Or, if you would like to make a memorial donation, the family suggests a contribution to a charity of choice, since Frosty showed no favoritism in this regard.

His "lease" was renewed for a good, long, 88 years - he didn't get short-changed and neither did we with his life or his love.



Main, Fred Lloyd

Fred was born in Cleveland Sept. 10, 1923, to Frederick P. and Emma (Funk) Main. Fred, 88, passed away Jan. 31, 2012.

Fred was a veteran of World War II (13th Armored Division, "Black Cats") and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a graduate of Fenn College of Engineering and Case Western Reserve University and was a professional engineer for 50 years.

He worked at Euclid Road Machinery/Terex Division of General Motors for 30 years. Fred was a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Society for Experimental Stress Analysis. Fred enjoyed golfing, bowling, card games, spending time with lifelong friends and traveling -- especially to Army reunions (including a trip to Germany).

Fred was the devoted husband of two loving wives who preceded him in death, Regina G. (nee Strasshofer) and Julia A. (nee Krajsek) Zorc. Fred's older brothers and sisters Clifford, Leola Bluhm, Ruth Fisher, Leslie, Roland and Melvin also preceded him in death. He was the loving father of Lynne (Charles) Caldwell, Roger (Sue), Leslie (Chris), Jacquelyn, Beth, Kathryn and Eric. He was stepfather to Darryl (Mary) and Kevin (Charlotte) Zorc; and the devoted grandfather of 11. He was step-grandfather of four; great-grandfather of four; and step great-grandfather of three.

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McCain, Dr. James Robert, 59th

Dr. James Robert McCain Sr. Obituary  

MCCAIN Dr. James Robert McCain, Sr., 89, was born in McKenzie, Tn on August 29, 1924, to Robert S. and Mary Martin McCain. He went home to be with his Lord on May 12, 2014, in Jacksonville, FL. While attending David Lipscomb College in Nashville, Tn, he was called to serve his country during World War II with the U.S. Army. During the war, he served with a mortar squad in George Patton's 3rd Army, 13th Armored Division, seeing combat duty in Germany during General Patton's drive through the Ruhr Valley. During his service, he distinguished himself as a Master Marksman with both the M-1 rifle and carbine. Following VE Day, he was assigned to the 59th Armored Infantry Battalion for the planned invasion of Japan. While still in the Army, he married Juanita Jeannette Eubank on August 1, 1945 in Henry, Tn. In 1951 he was graduated from the University of Tennessee Medical School and began pediatric practice in Jacksonville, FL, in 1953, retiring in 1993. During that time, he helped found the Child Guidance Clinic and served as its head for many years. In addition, he was a Board Member of the Duval County Medical Society and Chief of Pediatrics at St. Vincent's Hospital. Dr. Jim was 14 when he was baptized into Christ by his grandfather. He subsequently served as Elder, song leader, and Bible teacher at the Lakeshore Church of Christ in Jacksonville, and most recently at the Julington Creek Church of Christ. Dr. Jim's greatest pleasures were serving the Lord, spending time with family and friends, gardening, baking, and music. Dr. Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Juanita, and children: James R. McCain, Jr., Stephen A. McCain (Cindy) and Bronwyn McCain Benoit (Bob). Also, grandchildren Josiah McCain, Julie McCain Shaw, Nicole Nanney, Emily McCain, Katie Benoit and six great grandchildren. Interment will be in Jacksonville National Cemetery.


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McCreary, Lewis 'Lew'

Lewis McCreary


Lewis McCreary
Lew McCreary was born in January 19, 1921, the second of five sons of Robert Grosvenor McCreary and Helen Galvin McCreary. On October 1, 2011 he died peacefully at the age of 90 at Judson Manor
He graduated from University School in 1939 and attended Amherst College before enlisting in the U.S. Army during World War 2. He served in Europe in the 13th Armored Division. Toward the end of the war he met and courted Margaret (Peg) Sturges, whom he recounts having met while standing in line at Hough Bakeries at Fairmount & Cedar. They married in August 1945, while he was still in the service. Lew and Peg McCreary had three children: Lew (of Waltham, MA), Margo (of Minneapolis), and Peter, who died in 1979. He was devoted to his children and to Peg, the love of his life, who died in 2008.
After his discharge he worked in Cleveland for Barker & Sons, an office-supply company, and later for Morgan Lithograph, a printing company whose work included large movie posters displayed outside of theaters. In the late 1950s he joined Brown & Gage, a screen-printing company that he later bought and ran, until his retirement in the mid-1980s. He served a term as president of the Screen Printers Association, a national industry group.
He was a member of the Mayfield Country Club, the Hermit Club, the Novel Club of Cleveland, and the Sankaty Head Golf Club in Nantucket, where he owned a vacation home that he and his brothers had inherited from their father. During his years as a golfer in Cleveland, he served a term as president of the Cleveland District Golf Association. He described himself as a "dedicated hacker," and was rumored to possess the highest golf handicap (21) of any CDGA president in history.
He was devoted to his four brothers, Bob, Tom, Donald, and Dusty, all of whom predeceased him. Like many of his generation, the camaraderie — and the traumatic losses — of the war led him to cherish his friendships deeply. After the war, he and a number of Cleveland friends founded the Forest City Investment Club, which grew and prospered for 50 years. Although the club's investments were generally fruitful, it seemed the purposes of the members were more collegial than financial.
Besides being a steadfast friend, he was also great wit and storyteller—both orally and in writing. His minutes of investment club meetings were often hilarious. Consequently, it was a duty he could not easily abandon. Until a few years ago, he was scribe to the doings of his Amherst College classmates, compiling amusing notes for the alumni magazine.
He is survived by his two children, Lew and Margo; by three grandchildren, Molly and Hannah McCreary, and Stella Doughty; and by many nieces and nephews.
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McIlhany, Grainger


Grainger McIlhany former lawmaker, judge died Thursday, March 22, 2001 in Amarillo. He was 82.

Mr. McIlhany was born April 28, 1918, in Wheeler. After graduation from Wheeler High School, he earned a bachelor's degree and a law degree from the University of Texas.

McIlhany served in the Army during World War II and saw action in Europe with the 13th Armored Division.

He was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1948, where he served for 18 years. As a member of the Legislature, he received numerous awards and honors, including the recognition by The Texas Lawman as the Outstanding Legislator.

McIlhany was elected judge of the 31st Judicial District in 1966 and served until his retirement in 1990. "I cut my teeth in his courtroom," said 31st Judicial District Judge Steve Emmert of Wheeler. "We'll miss him. He loved coming to the courtroom and taking care of cases."

McIlhany's wife Dorothy preceded him in death in Dec. 2000. Survivors include two sons, Tom McIlhany of Abilene and Bill McIlhany of Austin; a daughter, Anne Kirkpatrick of Houston; a sister, Dr. Mary Lou McIlhany of Baltimore; and seven grandchildren.

Burial will be at the Wheeler Cemetery

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McKeon, Robert, 59th A






Bob McKeon was a thirteen year resident of Colorado Springs and died peacefully at home. He was born in Mason City, Iowa, but lived most of his life in Minnesota and North Dakota where he owned Eagle Roofing and Siding Company for over 40 years. Bob performed as a combat platoon leader in France and Germany under the command of General George Patton in World War II and was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge. In 1946 he was discharged as a 1st Lieutenant. Bob was a lifetime member of Lions International and believed in a life of service to others. He loved the game of golf and spent a lot of time at the Country Club of Colorado, playing until he was 96 years old. Bob was preceded in death by his son Patrick and wife Lucy. He is survived by his two daughters Nancy (James) Moline of Greenville, South Carolina and Connie (David) Solon of Colorado Springs. Step-son Steve (Lois) Brodale of San Diego, CA. Step-daughter Pam (Peter) Lana of Chico, CA. Grandchildren: Jenny (Steven) Ervin, Patti (Kenneth) Metcalfe, and Jonathan (Holly) Moline. Jason, Luke, John (Kolsie), and Katie Coleman. Sarah and Emily Solon. Nicole and Genalee Lana. 16 great-grandchildren with 2 on the way. Bob was a great story teller, loved to tell jokes, and had a wonderful sense of humor.

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Mello, James, 93rd B







Jim was born in Turlock, California on April 18, 1922 and passed away on April 16, 2014 at the age of 91. After graduating from Turlock High School he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served under General George S. Patton during World War II .
He was co-owner of Turlock Trenching Company for 36 years, and was then employed by Swanson Farms / Associated Feed for 16 years. Jim was a founding member of Turlock Rural Fire Department, serving 30 years as a volunteer fireman, became a Captain and then Assistant Chief. He was a lifetime member and past president of the Turlock Horsemen's Club, and belonged to the American Legion, VFW , All Seasons Trailer Group, and the Turlock Senior Citizens. Jim was an accomplished horseman and won numerous amateur events in roping, penning, and sorting. He played cards regularly with his wife and numerous friends throughout his life.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Marian Mello, and his sister Dorothy Silva. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Barbara (Bobbie) Mello, daughters, Sandra (Steve) Vieira of Denair, and Janice (Bob) Borba, of Turlock. Jim has 4 grandchildren: Jim (Julie) Vieira, Koni Vieira, Rich Borba, Dan (Carissa) Borba, and 9 great grandchildren.

Interment in Turlock Memorial Park

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Meyer, Earl Henry, 45th B

 

He Died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at Lincoln Hills Nursing Home.
He was a native of New Albany. Earl was retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad and a member of the New Albany Lodge #39 of the F. & A. M. and Main Street United Methodist Church. He was also an Army Veteran of World War II.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Haas Meyer. He is survived by a son, Earl P. Meyer, Palmyra; a daughter, Barbara Rainbolt, Palmyra; two sisters, Delores Abbott, New Albany, Shirley Korbe, Beuna Vista, Calif.; two grandchildren, Dawn E. Rainbolt, Ashlea Meyer; two great grandchildren, Skyler Rankin, Kaylea Struck.

Internment at Greenville Cemetery

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Newman, Nathan D.

Age 92, of Pomona passed away on June 15, 2012. He was born in Chelsea, OK on July 14, 1919 to Ethel Mae (Tincup) and Frank Newman. He graduated from Inglewood High School. In 1943-45, he served his country in WWII as a PFC under General George S. Patton in the European campaign, as a member of the 13th Armored Division, known as the "Black Cats". It was during this period that Nathan met and married Dorothy Yarger. Before WWII, he played for the Newport Dodgers which was a minor league team of the Brooklyn Dodgers, and he retired as a plastering contractor. In his retirement years he was an expert at making fishing poles. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, children Lynda (Rush) Andrews, Glynda (Kenneth) Stickles, and David Newman; grandchildren Kimberly (Don) Allen, Kelli (Chris) Stickles, David Griffin, Stephen (Jessica) Newman, Jef (Shelley Jaffe) Newman and Dena (Danny Davis) Newman; great-grand- children Darian, Jennifer, Haylee, Nathan, Devon, Caroline, and Kyle; his brother, Floyd of Washington, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings Helen, Frank, and Cindy.


Olin, James Rodney

James Olin was born in Kansas City, Kansas.

He served in the Army upon completion of his high school education. He
entered the army and served in the Infantry 13th Armored Division from
1943-1946. He received the Combat Infantry badge, bronze star and five
battle stars. He then served as a Lieutenant in the Veterinary Corp during
the Korean'War from 1950-1953. He also served in the USAFR from
1953-1968. He retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Jim married his loving wife, Marilyn of 54 years in 1952. Their son,
David James, was born on January 23,1959. His first granddaughter,
Carly Marie, was born on February 1I,1989 followed by granddaughter,
Renee Elise, born on July 1,1992.

After W-W [ he attended Kansas State University and received
his Doctrine in Veterinary Medicine in the year 1950.He joined the staff at Fiest

Animal Hospital in 1953 and purchased the practice in 1954.

He practiced veterinarian medicine until his stroke in 1994.
Jim was the president and board member of the Minnesota Board
of Veterinarian Examiners, member of the AVMA, President of the
Small Animal Hospital Association, President of the Ramsey County
Humane Society President of the St. Paul Rotary from I97B-I979,
District Governor of Rotary International, President of Immanuel Lutheran
Church congregation, Board member of the Board of Advisors for the
St. Paul Salvation Army Board member of the Town and Country Bank,
member of the St. Paul Athletic Club, VFW Post 1350 and the American
Legion. Jim and Marilyn have been members at Augustana Lutheran
Church for many years and Jim has always been steadfast in his faith,
hosting bible studies in his home until he went to live at the Minnesota
Veterans Home. Jim loved to sail, travel worldwide and grow apples
in his orchard at his home of 35 years in Mendota Heights. Jim and
Marilyn hosted many foreign visitors in their home.

Jim is proceeded in death by his father Gustav, his mother Ruth, his brother Ralph, and sisrer
Ruth Marie Smith. Lt. Col./Dr. James Olin is survived by loving wife Marilyn Karen Olin,
son David James Olin, daughter-in-law Joan Olin and granddaughters
Carly Marie and Renee Elise, sister Elizabeth Mann, sisters-in-law Laurean
Zampino, Betty Young, Pat Young andZarida Young, brothers-in-law
Richard Young and Robert Mann, special friends Meg Gelbmann and
Jerry Strelow and loved by many friends.

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Patterson, William J. 'Bill'

Patterson, William J. "Bill" 85, of Brooklyn Center, died Mon., Nov. 10, 2008 in North Memorial Hospital, Robbinsdale.
Bill was born on April 19, 1923 in Superior, Wisc., where he grew up, and was a Brooklyn Center resident for the past 50 years. Bill was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and steelworker for American Bridge Co., Maxson Company and L.L. LeJuene Company. He was a member of Krause Hartwig V.F.W. Post No. 6587 of Spring Lake Park and the Plymouth Gun Club. Bill was an avid hunter, fisherman, mechanic and musician.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Diane Morgan, a brother and sister. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Evelyn L. Patterson; daughter, Donna Wolter of Brooklyn Center; brother, Joseph Patterson; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his loving family.
Burial will be in Oneota Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Duluth Combined Honor Guard.

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Pyatt, Jack Conrad

Jack Conrad Pyatt, 92, beloved father and grandfather left this world to be with his Father in Heaven, Christ and loved ones that have gone on before, April 1, 2011. He was a man of great love and integrity, and we will miss him terribly.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Marion; parents, Harry and Lena; brother, Sherwood; and sister, Lillian. Those he leaves behind on earth are his daughter, Kelly Pyatt Hull; son-in-law Wes Hull; grandchildren, Victoria and Sean; and many dear friends and extended family.
Burial will be at the Missouri Veteran's cemetery, Springfield, Mo.


Reinhard, Leland

Leland A. Reinhard, longtime resident of Palestine, passed away on June 22, 2013, at the age of 88 in Plano, Texas, following a brief illness. Born on August 10, 1924, in San Antonio, Texas, he was the son of John Phillip and Ruth Edwards Reinhard, who preceded him in death, as did his sister Florrie Barrow and his brother Phillip Reinhard.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, the former Violet Marie Culp. The two met as school children in Somerset, Texas, and he frequently stated she stole his heart when he was eight years old. On March 10, 1044, they were married in Somerset, Texas, while he was on a three-day pass from service in the United States Army before being shipped overseas during World War II.

Other survivors include a daughter, Peggy Marlowe (and husband John) of Richardson, Texas, and Leland Reinhard (and wife Laurette) of Cleburne, Texas. Mr. Reinhard was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathleen Sharpe, wife of David Sharpe of Flint, Texas. He has numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as a host of friends and former coworkers he considered part of his family.

Upon hearing of the attack on Pearl Harbor, he immediately volunteered for service in The United States Army. He served in France, Germany, and Austria with the 13th Armored Division as a mortar gunner. His company received a unit citation bronze star for leading the assault which captured Hitler’s birthplace. He related that later, “I enjoyed a sandwich on the steps of “The Wolf’s Lair,” Hitler’s opulent hideout located in the Alps. The surrender of Germany having been secured, he was in transit to Japan to join that theater of the war when the Japanese surrendered.

After his release from military service, he returned to San Antonio and began what was to be a 42-year career with the Union Pacific Railroad where he was a car shop foreman and was known as “Lee.” During his career he was sent to Mexico at times to inspect cars being built there for the Missouri Pacific. He spoke Spanish fluently and was happy to have an opportunity to use it in his work. For all of his life he talked about and treasured the relationships he had with his coworkers.

After retiring from the railroad, he began working at Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home, where he continued to be employed for 19 years. There he developed a very special relationship with Paul Herrington and his sons that continued throughout his life.

Also following retirement, he made numerous mission trips to Mexico and Honduras where he was able to use the Spanish he learned as a young person to interpret. He treasured his time on these mission trips where he could use his Spanish to help and witness to others. Throughout his lifetime he was involved in various charitable endeavors. He was also a deacon in the First Baptist Church where he enjoyed donating countless hours in construction and remodeling projects. Leland served as Master of Palestine Masonic Lodge #31 A.F.A.M. and presided as a District Deputy Master.

After living in Palestine for more than 55 years, Leland and Violet moved to Dallas in 2011 to be nearer to their children. Although they missed their many friends in East Texas, they quickly made new friends and settled into life in a retirement community where Leland served on the Community Council and was assigned the task of reporting maintenance issues to management for their attention.

Military burial in Land of Memory Cemetery.

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Rice, Ginter

As a young man, Ginter worked with his father on the family farm and also worked as a field hand for other farmers in the local area. After the depression, he set out, virtually penniless, in search of fame and fortune, riding the rails west to Washington, and eventually taking a steamer to the Alaskan Territory where he did everything from picking cherries to milking cows and working on the docks. By 1936, his father became terminally ill with stomach cancer, and Ginter returned to Minnesota to help his mother, brothers, and sisters deal with the unfortunate situation that claimed his father’s life at the age of 47.

A World War II veteran, in 1941, he was one of the first young men from Swift County drafted into the U.S. Army. He started his career in the horse cavalry and ended it as a tank commander in the 13th Armored Division, seeing combat in 1945 in southern Germany and western Austria.

Two years later he met and then married Martha Marion Johnson in Benson on Nov. 14, 1947. After working as a salesman for an engineering firm, Ginter started full time at Agralite Cooperative in 1950 and worked there as an engineer for 33 years, until his retirement in 1983.

Among other activities, Ginter also served as a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church Council, was church treasurer, taught Sunday school, was a member of the VFW, Swift County Historical Society, the Lions Club and served on the board of the Cooperative Credit Union.

Ginter is survived by a daughter, Lynette (Gary) Anderson of Cambridge; two sons, Alan (Marge) Rice of Old Saybrook, Conn., and Rodney (Pam) Rice of Rapid City, S.D.; a sister, Donna Mikkelson of Benson; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Burial will be in Benson City Cemetery

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Ridgeway, Charlie

Charlie Ridgeway was born July 20, 1923, in Chicago, Illinois, Charlie graduated from high school in Shelbina, Missouri, in 1941.

Shortly thereafter, during World War II, he enlisted with the U.S. Army and served in the field artillery unit of the 13th Armored Division. After the war, Charlie earned his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri and in 1947, began his career writing and editing news for radio and newspapers, including WDZ in Tuscola, Illinois; WERC in Erie, Pennsylvania; and the Erie Dispatch. In 1952, he moved to Los Angeles where he joined the staff of the Los Angeles Mirror-News, followed by the Long Beach Press Telegram in 1962.

Charlie Ridgeway journalist-turned-publicist didn't consider himself a salesman when he joined Disneyland's publicity office in 1963. He did, however, know what made good news and as a result, ably promoted Disney theme parks assisting with the planning and logistics of more than 150 major press events.


Among the most memorable moments of his career, Charlie recalled a dinner, in 1964, hosted by Walt Disney at Disneyland for the U.S. Olympic Team -- attended by press and celebrities alike, including comedian Bob Hope. He said, "We had a stage set up and Walt made a short speech and got a lot of good laughs. Then he sat down, and Bob Hope walked up to the microphone, when one of the whistles on the nearby train went 'toot, toot.' Hope didn't miss a beat and said, 'Walt, your waffles are ready.' He brought the whole house down."
Even before he was hired as a cast member, Charlie promoted Disneyland as a news reporter. During 1954-55, while the Park was under construction, he authored some of the first articles about Disneyland to appear in any of the major, metropolitan newspapers and covered its grand opening celebration on July 17, 1955. Eight years later, he joined the Park's publicity staff. He said, "Disneyland was the one public relations job I thought I would enjoy, and I was right. And my radio and newspaper background helped me to understand what the reporters needed and how best to work with them."


As a result, in 1966, Charlie was promoted to Disneyland's publicity supervisor, until 1969, when he was bumped up to publicity manager (and later, director of press and publicity) for Walt Disney World, which was then under construction. He helped launch the opening of Walt Disney World in 1971 and EPCOT Center in 1982, among other Florida theme parks. He also helped launch Disneyland Paris in 1992, as well as special projects for celebrations such as Donald Duck's 50th birthday.

After more than 30 years with Disney, Charlie Ridgway retired in 1994. Since then, he has consulted on special projects, including the launch of Disney's Animal Kingdom and Cruise Line.

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Roewer, Eldert, 16th B

Eldert Roewer

 Eldert Roewer, age 92, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013. He was born January 19, 1921 in Westfield Township, Sauk County, WI, the son of Edward Roewer and Emma (Geffert) Roewer. Eldert was baptized, confirmed and attended the parochial school at St. John's Lutheran Church in Loganville. He graduated from Reedsburg High School in 1939. He then went to LaCrosse, attended WBU where he remained four years until being drafted during World War II. He served 3 1/2 years in the U.S. Army, the 13th ARmored Division, spending eight months in Germany. He also served three years with the Army Reserves. In October 2011 Eldert proudly participated in the Honor Flight.

Eldert was employed by Wisconsin Power and Light Company for thirty-nine years, retiring in January 1986. Eldert was a life member of Lachmund-Cramer V.F.W. Post 7694, the WPL Pioneers Club and the Sauk Prairie Optimist Club. He also served on the Prairie du Sac Cemetery board for many years. He volunteered at Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital and delivered meals for the Commission on Aging for twenty years, and worked elections for the Village of Prairie du Sac for many years. He was an active member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Prairie du Sac serving at various times on the church council.

Eldert and Zona Stapelmann were united in marriage on March 11, 1950, enjoying 63 years of marriage. Together they enjoyed their many travels, nightly cribbage games, as well as rooting for their favorite teams (Packers, Brewers and Badgers).

Eldert is survived by his wife, Zona; daughter, Sandra; son, John (Connie); grandchildren, Melissa (Christopher), Joe (Tara), Jamie (Justin) and Dan; great-grandchildren, Noah, Greyson, Kyle and Emily. He is further survived by a brother-in-law, Henry; sisters-in-law, Donna, Helen and Jean; along with other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gerald; brothers-in-law, Stanley, Paul, Bob and Leo; and sister-in-law, Luella.

Burial will follow in the Prairie du Sac Cemetery, with military rites accorded by Lachmund-Cramer V.F.W. Post 7694.

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Rowe, Robert F. 'Bob'

Robert F. Rowe 90 of Bartlesville, Okla., died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. Bob was born Feb. 4, 1921, in Fremont to Art and Josephine (Johnson) Rowe, the first of their four children.

He graduated from Fremont High School in 1938 and held several jobs before serving his country in the U.S. Army from Nov. 27, 1942, to Dec. 7, 1945. Bob was a technical sergeant supervising the fire direction center for the 496th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, Combat Command B, 13th Armored Division, European Theater. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his service. With the end of the war in Europe, he was transferred to the 20th Armored Division in California which was practicing maneuvers for the invasion of Japan when the war ended.

Bob began his employment with Phillips Petroleum Company on March 4, 1946, as a warehouseman in Sioux City, Iowa. He married Jean (Lovestedt) Grubbs on April 20, 1946. They had four children. Bob's employment took the family to various cities in Iowa, to Bartlesville from 1958 to 1962, to Tulsa, St. Louis, Decatur, Ill., and back to Bartlesville in 1967. He retired in 1982 after 36 years in the marketing department with Phillips. Bob developed many close friendships with his co-workers and he was always appreciative of their care for and interest in him.

Bob was an avid fisherman and enjoyed the several lakes around Bartlesville as well as fishing trips in the Midwest with his brother, Ray, and his friends, Ted Nichols and George Rhodes. You were considered a good friend or special co-worker if he shared crappie or walleye fillets with you.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ray; daughter, Jill Rowe Bruns; and his wife of 57 years, Jean. Bob is survived by his daughters, Judy McClure of Bella Vista, Ark., and Joan Elizabeth Rowe of Wichita, Kan.; a son, Robert F. Rowe Jr. of Overland Park, Kan.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; his sister, Phyllis Monke of Fremont; and a brother, Ron of Fremont.

We mourn his loss, but we celebrate that he had a good, successful, full life. We believe he left the world a better place.

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Rowlett III, Robert Bruce 



Robert (Bob) Bruce Rowlett, III 89, was born April 7th, 1922 to Robert Bruce Rowlett, Jr. and Lyda V (Powell) in Waco, Tx. He passed away from this life on Saturday, March 10th, 2012 at Jane Phillips Hospital after a brief illness.
Robert graduated from Corpus Christi High School, Corpus Christi, Tx. in 1939. He enlisted in the U. S. Army in October 1942 as a Private, and served in the Army Air Force until 1943 when he was transferred to U. S. Armored Forces. He served in the 45th Tank Battalion of the 13th Armored Division as Supply NCO, advancing to the rank of Staff Sergeant. He served in the European Theater, participating in three engagements. He joined the Army Reserve upon release from active duty in December, 1945.
Upon completion a BBA degree at Baylor University Waco, Tx. in 1948, he applied for an officer commission in USAR and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the ORC being assigned to the Finance Corp. of the U. S. Army. Then he was called to duty in Korean War, 1950-1952, serving in the Finance Corp in the states and in Europe. His duties included Assistant Finance Officer at a post in Germany and Deputy Finance Officer at a post in Pennsylvania. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in 1951; then promoted to Captain in 1955; he retired from the service in 1963.
He and his wife, Jeanne Rowlett, were married June 5th, 1948, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Waco, Tx. Bob worked for various Tile companies in marketing, sales, and managerial capacities, including U.S. Ceramic Tile. Bob and his family have lived in Lebanon, Pennsylvania; Waco, Tx.; Dallas, Tx.; Canton, Ohio; and Tyler, Tx. for 40 years; lastly, in December of 2010, they settled in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, to be near their daughter, Susie, who has lovingly cared for them.
His interests included: Audubon Society (past president); he presented programs about birds throughout the Tyler area; Teaching Birding classes at Tyler Junior College; Camp Tyler Foundation; volunteer income tax service for AARP; avid Eldercare participant; member of Masonic Temple in Waco, Tx.; Shriner in Tyler, Tx.. His true passion was serving his fellow members of Christ Episcopal Church in Tyler, Tx. for almost 40 years. He served as a lay minister; was an active member of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew (their annual Golf Tournament was named after Bob); taught the weekly Men's Bible Study; led the Paper Guild for many years; he and his wife, Jeanne, were in charge of the "Primetimers" for 15 years.
Bob is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jeanne Fitzhugh Elwood Rowlett; brother Douglas Rowlett and wife Evelyn of Tyler, Tx.; daughters Cynthia Brandyberry and husband Jon of Cincinnati, Ohio; Susie Clark and husband Steve of Bartlesville, Ok; Martha Rowlett and husband Larry of Castell, Tx.; Robin Owens and husband Mickey of Garland, Tx.; his blessed grandchildren: Jacob Brandyberry, Jared Brandyberry (of Cincinnati); Nicole Paulson and husband Nathan(of Switzerland); Rebecca Lanz and husband Ryan(of Aldie, Va); Robert Clark (of Bartlesville, Ok); Calvin Owens, Madeleine Owens (of Garland, Tx.). Three treasured great-grandchildren: Elizabeth and Zach Paulson of Switzerland; and Emma Lanz of Aldie, Va.

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Salisbury, Maxwell Eugene, Jr

Maxwell Eugene Salisbury, Jr. passed away August 31, 2011 at the age of 86 at his home in Clute, Brazoria County TX.
Date of birth unknown. Maxwell served in the U.S. Army and will be interred at the Houston National.



Schafer, Eldon G.

Eldon Schafer was born in Molalla, Oregon, to Lillian M. and Guy F. Schafer on February 27, 1922. He attended rural elementary and secondary schools in the Canby and Molalla area, and after high school graduation in 1939, he attended Oregon State University in 1941. In 1942 he joined the U.S. Army and entered an engineering program at Pomona College in California. He was sent to Europe in 1943 and served with the 124th Armored Engineers and 13th Armored Division in France, Germany, and Austria.

"I joined the Army at Fort Lewis, Washington, and was sent to the Santa Anita Race Track in Southern California. The Japanese[-Americans] were interned there but were moved to Colorado. We lived in the horse stables and I worked in the Grandstand as an artist using an air brush and crayons developing training aids. It was quite a life. I had my car and every weekend it was off to Hollywood--quite an experience for a boy from the woods of Oregon. While there I represented the base on basketball and baseball teams playing throughout California. One of the highlights was pitching against Joe DiMaggio."

After the war he returned to Pomona College, where he was active in sports, and graduated with a B.A. in 1948. He continued his education in California, receiving an M.A. (1960) and a Ph.D. (1965) in Education Administration from Claremont Graduate School.

Eldon Schafer-baseball pitcher

Newspaper accounts of one of the games Eldon Schafer pitched for the Camp Santa Anita team. c. 1942-1943.

He married Lucy Jane Brokaw in Los Angeles in 1947; their son, Kenneth, joined the family in 1961.

He began his teaching career at Capistrano High School in California where he taught and coached sports between 1950-1952 and served as dean of students, principal, and district superintendent, 1957-1966. He was associate dean of instruction at Riverside City College, 1966-1967.

Schafer moved to Oregon in 1967 to become the founding president of Linn-Benton Community College, 1967-1970. From there he moved to the presidency of Lane Community College, 1970-1985.

Schafer was active in many regional and national educational organizations and served as officers for the Oregon Community College Association, the Northwest Association of Community and Junior Colleges, the League for Innovation in the Community College, the Commission on Colleges of Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, and the Oregon Community College Presidents' Council.

He traveled to China twice, in 1982 and 1984, as a member of the International Visiting Team of the World Bank Educational Advisory Group. The group assisted China in restructuring its vocational education.

Dr. Schafer resigned as president of the college on April 30, 1985. He died on August 6, 1985 following a long battle with leukemia and multiple myeloma (cancer of the bone marrow).

Repository: Lane Community College, Archives and Records Management, The Eldon G. Schafer Papers II document the family history, military service, and death of Eldon Schafer, president of Lane Community College, 1970-1985.

The family history of the Schafers and the Brokaws (the family of his wife, Lucy Brokaw Schafer) are preserved in a written history of the Schafer family, a genealogical table, letters from German relatives, and photographs of the Schafer and Brokaw families dating from 1917.

Schafer's military service with the 124th Armored Engineer Battalion, 13th Armored Division in California, France, Germany, and Austria during World War II is documented with a written history of the division, photographs, clippings, maps, postcards, patches, insignia, and souvenirs.


Schlee, Roymond M.

Raymond Schlee

Date of Birth: Saturday, August 20th, 1921 Date of Death: Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Schlee, Raymond M. January 16, 2011 of Hamburg, NY. Beloved husband of Delphine F. (nee Taber) and the late Geraldine (nee Bruketta) Schlee ; devoted father of Christine (George) Beith, Michele (Kevin) Aleong, Michael (Shirley) Schlee & the late Sandra (late Norm) Lukasik; cherished stepfather of Lynne (Gary) Zack & Susan (Robert) Bompczyk; also survived by grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces & nephews.



Schur, Ralph Edwin

Ralph Schur of rural Culver died Tuesday November 15, 2011 at Presbyterian Manor in Salina.
Mr. Schur, the eldest son of Mac and Neva Ruth Schur, was born September 9, 1922 at Culver, Kansas. He was a 1942 graduate of Culver High School and on November 5, 1943 he was united in marriage to Dorothy Marie Pitts at the Methodist Church in Marysville, California.
During World War II Ralph served in the 45th Tank Battalion of the 13th Armored Division of the Army. After action in France, Germany, and Austria, he was honorably discharged in 1945. He lived in Salina and worked for Swift and Company in the 1950\\\'s. He returned to rural Culver in 1965 and spent his life there as a farmer and stockman.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Salina. He previously served on the Culver Volunteer Fire Department and the Crown Point Cemetery Board, and was a Township Trustee. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a member of American Legion Post 62, the Loyal Order of the Moose, and the 13th Armored Division Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife in 2006, a son James Mac, and a brother Curtis. Survivors include his daughter Linda Schur of Kansas City,Missouri. A grandson Joseph Schur and wife Elisabeth of Lee\\\'s Summit, Missouri. A granddaughter Jennifer Briggs and husband Monty of Minneapolis, Kansas and five great-grandchildren: Caleb and Anamaria Schur and Kayla, Colin, and Courtney Briggs.
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Seidenabel, Albert Raymond "Jack"


I regret to inform you of the death of my father on March 3rd, 1989. He was a tank commander in the Division. Submitted by Jacklyn Spaun, daughter

Shidal , Wilford L.

LINCOLNTON, N.C. – Wilford Lee Shidal, 94, of 511 Forney Ave., died on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011.
Born July 11, 1917, Mr. Shidal was a son of the late Pinkney Shidal and the late Cora Houser Shidal.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Catherine Mozelle Ledford Shidal and one brother, Hoyt Shidal.
He retired as a manager of Belk in Lincolnton and served in World War II in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include one daughter, Belinda Ritchie and husband, Danny, of Stanley; one brother, A.D. Shidal, of Vale; two grandsons, Steven Ritchie and wife Courtney, of Charlotte, Patrick Ritchie and fiancée Rebecca Adamson, of Concord; numerous nieces and nephews.


Sieger, Earl W.



Earl W. Sieger, 88, of Williamsburg, passed away Dec. 10. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa. on Sept. 14, 1924, he was the son of the late Maurice and Rose Sieger.Earl graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School and went directly into the Army. He served in Europe in the 13th Armored Division of Gen. Patton's Third Army. Among medals awarded to Earl were the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart .Earl graduated from Bucknell University in 1950. He ended his 33-year career with United States Steel Corp. as general superintendent of the Gary, In. plant. Earl worked three more years as Vice President of Operations for McLouth Steel Co. June and Earl had 27 wonderful years of retirement. Earl was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Ann Koch; his brother-in-law, Neuman Ramsey; and a nephew, Peter Reed III. Surviving are his beloved sister, Rose Marie Ramsey, and his loving family members, including his wife, Jane; sons, Jim, Tom and John (Jennifer); and four grandchildren: Thomas, Hannah, and Jack Sieger, and Macie Manning, as well as several nieces and nephews.
BlankSimison, Jack H. 'Sime'

Jack Harner Simison, longtime resident and prominent architect, passed away at the age of 86 on April 8, 2009. Jack and his wife moved to La Cañada in 1948, bought a lot on Tocaloma Lane and proceeded to start building their home. It was here, 61 years later, where he passed peacefully.

Jack was born on Aug. 8, 1922 in Xenia, Ohio, the son of John and Gertrude Simison. At the age of 12, the family moved to Pasadena, where he attended Eliot Junior High. From early on he displayed a talent for both the academic and the athletic.

He then went on to attend Pasadena Junior College (now P.C.C.) and graduated with a degree in aeronautical engineering. He went to work at the new and upcoming Northrop Engineering Company, working on the Flying Wing, a very early precursor to the B 17 Stealth Bomber. In 1942, he volunteered for the Army air corps and was sent to flight training.

He was then sent to Ohio State for training, but as the war escalated, the University of Ohio needed a Specialized Training Corp and he briefly volunteered for the paratroopers. While in Ohio he met Sylvia Fogle and fell in love. Once again, the army desperately needed men and they needed well-educated men to bolster averages in the troops that were not eligible to be shipped overseas. He became a tank gunner. He was assigned to the 13th armored division and landed in Marseilles, traveling north to the Alsace where he was wounded with a severe concussion that deafened him and injured his eyes.

He was then sent to England to be returned to the United States. He was rehabilitated at Hoff General Hospital in Santa Barbara and in 1945 was able to return to the University of Cincinnati and to Sylvia. He entered the College of Arts and Sciences in Architecture and was a Delta Tau Delta member.

Sylvia and Jack were married on April 13, 1946 and moved to his hometown of Pasadena. They then bought a lot in La Cañada and began building their dream home and started their family. He finished his architectural education at the University of Southern California and received his California architectural license.

Jack started his own practice in 1955, which he continued until his eyes started to fail him in the 1990s and he went into development of a communication center on Mount Wilson, Comfac, Incorporated, Allcom Enterprises. He was president until 2000, when they sold the business and he retired because of his failing health.

The Simisons raised their daughter, Dayl, and two sons, Eric and Brett in La Cañada. When they were growing up he was active in the baseball program and many of his kids’ sports and activities. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects, Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Optimist Club, Crescenta-Cañada Rotary, Board member of Los Angeles Technical College, La Cañada’s planning commission, a deacon of the Church of the Lighted Window, and an advocate for the beautifying of La Cañada.

Jack won numerous awards for his designs of the Los Angeles County Sanitation District Plants. One of his beautiful homes on Domal Drive was showcased in the recent La Cañada High School Home Tour. Many buildings and homes bear his distinguished and creative mark, especially in La Cañada. He designed and built the La Cañada Country Club, La Cañada Pet Clinic, La Cañada Medical Center, La Crescenta Water Company, Armstrong Nursery, Hill Street Café, several communication buildings on Mount Wilson, La Cañada Valley Sun, St. George’s Preschool, Journey’s End Realty, Montrose Mall and it’s winding promenades, the original Dorsey’s building as well as many other business in Montrose, the Flintridge Tennis Club, his own building that is now occupied by Flintridge Family Chiropractic and Dr. Ken Tanaka, additions to the Avalon hospital in Catalina, as well as commercial buildings and residential projects on the island among many others. He designed and built many beautiful homes all over Southern California.

Jack, affectionately known as Sime, is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sylvia Fogle Simison, his daughter, Dayl Ann Kiesendahl, of La Cañada his sons Eric John Simison of La Verne and Brett Erin Simison of Maui, Hawaii; son-in-law Jeffrey Kiesendahl, daughter-in-laws Jennifer Simison and Ingrid Simison, grandchildren Kori and Don Icardo, Rion and Jackie Zimmerman, Brittny and Brad Aspey, Jason and Tiana Simison, Jolyn and Rich Thompson, Travis Simison, Erin and Rick Rose and Crystal Simison. He also leaves seven great-grandchildren, Hudson, Channing, Landon, Chole, Wyatt, Brody and Emberlynn.

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Smejkal, DDS, Dr. Harry John

Dr. Harry Smejkal died Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at The Birches in Clarendon Hills.

Dr. Smejkal, 88, was born in Chicago. A 1942 graduate of Loyola Univ. Dental School, he served in the army during WWII with the Medical Corps of the 13th Armored Division, "The Black Cat Division".

Dr. Smejkal established his dental practice in Cicero and Berwyn. He was a member of the local Kiwanis Club. He and his wife Beatrice, nee Kubik, attended Warren Park Presbyterian Church in Cicero for many years. Dr. Smejkal served as an elder and member of the mission committee at Christ Church of Oak Brook. Dr. Smejkal was a member of the Christian Dental Society and was on the Board of Directors for New Life Food, Inc. He and his wife took part in many short-term dental mission trips.

Dr. Smejkal is preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice. He is survived by his daughters Ruth (Donald) Whittaker and Donna (James) Cook; his grandchildren Dana (Douglas) Creelman, Matthew Whittaker, James Cook and Pamela Cook; his great-grandchildren Caleb and Faith Creelman.

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Speth, Leonard M., 24th B



Leonard M. Speth


Leonard M. Speth, age 93, passed away unexpectedly at home, on Friday, May 16, 2014. He was born in Sauk City on June 15, 1920, the son of the late Edward and Clara (Mack) Speth. Leonard attended grade school at St. Aloysius and graduated from Sauk City High School.

In 1941 he started working at Oscar Mayer in Madison. Leonard then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during World War II in the European Theatre, in the 13th Armored Division, 24th Tank Battalion, Company B, as a tank commander from November 1942 until December 1945.

Leonard married Rosaline Koch at Camp Beale, CA on September 18, 1943. She preceded him in death on September 16, 1977. He then married Shirley (Reis) Murphy on July 26, 1980. Leonard was a founding member and avid volunteer of St. Vincent DePaul for over 50 years, an active lifelong member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, and Sauk Prairie Lachmund-Cramer V.F.W. Post 7694. He enjoyed playing cards, especially solo, and was proud to have worked for over 41 years at Oscar Mayer, retiring on August 1, 1982.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley; 3 children, Christine Parchem of Prairie du Sac, Mary (John Mowitz) Moseman of Merrimac and L.C. Speth of Madison; three step-sons, Jeffrey (Molly) Murphy of Waunakee, Bradley (Geri) Murphy of Madison and Timothy (Marcia) Murphy of Chesaning, MI; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; a sister, Bernadine Meyers; other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Edgar Speth; and a sister, Rosemary Schlough.

Burial in St. Aloysius Cemetery
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Spriesterbach, Duane Caryl 'Sprie'

Duane Caryl (Sprie) Spriestersbach passed away on Monday, April 25, 2011, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
The son of Esther (Stucky) and Merle Spriestersbach, he was born on September 5, 1916, in Pine Island, Minnesota. He graduated from Winona State University in 1939, received his MA at the University of Iowa in 1940, and PhD in 1948. In 1946, he married Bette Rae Bartelt and together they raised two children, Michael Lee and Ann.
He was assigned to the Army’s 13th Armored Division during World War II, and received a Bronze Star in 1945. After the war, he continued to serve in the Army Reserve, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In 2007-09, he was president of the 13th Armored Division Association.
He was professor of Speech Pathology and Audiology at the University of Iowa (1948-89), Dean of the Graduate College (1965-89), Vice President for Educational Development and Research (1966-89), and interim UI president (1981-82). As a professor of Speech Pathology and Audiology, he specialized in the field of cleft lip and palate and authored many books and articles related to their management. The 36-year cleft palate study he initiated generated $13 million in grants. As a university administrator, he developed programs for evaluation and reward of faculty productivity, recruitment of high quality graduate students, and support programs for faculty seeking external funds in support of their research. During his tenure, The University of Iowa competed successfully for more than one billion dollars in external funding. He reestablished the University Press, provided initial support for the establishment of the Center for the Book, and established the Iowa Fellows program in the Graduate College. He established the Division of Sponsored Programs, supported the development of the Weeg Computing Center, established the teaching/research fellowship program in the Graduate College, conceptualized and implemented University House, now called the Center for Advanced Study , provided the initial seed money for the expansion of the Natural History Museum that led to the creation of Iowa Hall. He was responsible for changing the Oakdale Campus into a viable University facility, and organized mechanisms, still in use today, for marshaling University resources for meeting unforeseen emergencies involving people and/or natural catastrophes. He provided the initial leadership for the establishment of the Technology Innovation Center, provided leadership for the development of the NSF Center of Excellence award in Biology, and secured federal funding for Van Allen Hall, the English-Philosophy Building, the Music Building and Clapp Recital Hall.
He was chairperson or president of numerous national organizations, including the American Cleft Palate Association, American Speech and Hearing Association, National Institute of Dental Research, Easter Seal Research Foundation, and received many national awards for his dedication and service.
He had a long-standing interest in international activities, establishing the Office of International Educational Services. He served on the Board of the Midwest University Consortium on International Activities from 1977-89 and was chairman from 1978-87. He spent time in Germany, Nepal, Korea, Indonesia, China, Japan, and did extensive work in Brazil as part of the United States Agency for International Development. He was also a member of the first group to reenter Vietnam with the People to People Citizen Ambassador Program.
He twice postponed retirement to fill gaps in central administration at the university. President Willard Boyd established the D.C. Spriestersbach Dissertation Award, given annually, and James O. Freedman created the Spriestersbach Professorship in the Liberal Arts in his honor. He became Vice President and Dean Emeritus in 1989.
After retirement, he wrote a book on his experiences as a UI administrator. Then in 1994 he became the Vice President for Operations for Breakthrough to Literacy and remained with them as a consultant until 2008.
He was active with the Iowa City Community Theatre, serving as president on three occasions and was one of the founding members of the City Circle Acting Company of Coralville, serving as their first president. For 18 years, he performed with June Braverman’s Ronald McDonald House Players, raising over $35,000 for the local Ronald McDonald House. He was recipient of the Hancher/Finkbine Alumni Award, the University of Iowa Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award, the John Hughes Award and the Will Hayek Award.
In 1992 he established the Bette R. Spriestersbach endowment, to fund an annual lecture at the Museum of Art. Sprie loved trains, and with the Society of International Railway Travelers, rode most of the luxury trains of the world.
He was preceded in death by his sister Gretchen Ruth, his parents and his wife Bette. Survivors include his sister, Beverly Spriestersbach of Pine Island, Minnesota, son Michael and wife, Gerry Abernathy, of Tucson, Arizona, daughter Ann Swain and husband, Terry Morris, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, grandson Mathew Swain and wife, Sasha, great grandchildren, Jasper and Liliana Swain of El Cerito, California, and housemate George Stratton.

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Stocks, Zeno Marvin


Birth Date: 3 May 1920 Pitt County, NC, Death Date: 30 Dec 1996 Goldsboro, Wayne County, NC,
Army Seriel @34-312-(4)46; AWOL - 4 Times; Seperation Date: 27 Nov 1945; SS# 237-24-5506 per Marjorie & Marvin - after going awol 4 times, C.O. asked why. Response - too close to home
Lived in Greenville, Grifton and Goldsboro North Carolina
Received Honorable Discharge from Army on 27 Nov 1945; Rank - Private, First Class;Post - Headquarter's Company, 13th Armored Division; Separation Point; Issued by Lt. Col. Frank N. Mallory (Infantry); "Recorded in office June 6, 1946 at 9 o'clock and recorded in book 11, page 59" signed by Ray I. Cox.
Cause of death - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Burial Place: Greenville, Pitt County, NC - Pinewood Memorial Cemetery

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Stordahl, William Russell 'Bill', 45th C

    William Russell “Bill” Stordahl

William Russell “Bill” Stordahl passed away Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010. He was born on May 23, 1924, in Great Falls, to Joseph and Mathilda (Rustvold) Stordahl. He attended school in Great Falls until the family re-located to the Simms/Fort Shaw area.

Bill graduated from Simms High School in 1942. He went with family members to San Francisco where he worked for Bethlehem Steel Company in the ship yards until he was drafted into the Army in April 1943. Bill served in the 3rd Army under Gen. George Patton as part of the 13th (“Black Cat”) Armored Tank Division in the European Theater. After an honorable discharge in 1946, Bill attended the Butte School of Mines. It was in Butte that he met his red-haired “Irish Sweetheart,” Marguerite “Peggy” Moran. By his sophomore year, Bill had decided on his major and realized the courses he needed were not available at Butte so he transferred to Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., graduating in 1951 with a degree in civil engineering.

Bill and Peggy were married on Dec. 23, 1947, in Spokane; the beginning of an adventuresome, loving partnership lasting 63 years. After graduation they moved to the Helena area to begin Bill’s career as a construction engineer on Canyon Ferry Dam. After a brief stint in Wyoming, Bill and Peggy moved to Riverside, Calif., where they were both employed at March Air Force Base. Then in 1959, Bill began working for Lockheed Martin and later with Martin Marietta corporations on the Space Launch Complex at Vandenberg Air Force Base, settling in Santa Maria, Calif., where they would make their home for the next 46 years.

Bill was a member of the Eagles Lodge and very involved in the Elks Lodge; the organization of retired engineers, and the community of Santa Maria. He and Peggy enjoyed traveling and annual vacations to their beloved state of Montana. Bill and Peggy returned to Butte to be near family. Family was very important to Bill. Even though he and Peggy lived far away, they tried to be present at special family events. Their visits were filled with love and caring from all generations.

Bill is survived by his loving wife, Peggy; sisters and brother-in-law, Cora Crossman of Bellingham, Wash., and Delores and Larry Rosin of Helena; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mary Frances and Bill Burns of Helena and Larry Hancock, Dorothy and Steve Mandic, Lynn Moran, Jim Moran, Betty and Don Hogan, all of Butte, Patty and Ray Capp of Anaconda, and Sharon Heinen and Roland Hasner of Great Falls. Numerous nieces and nephews and also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and three sisters.

Entombment will take place in Mountain View Cemetery.

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Stoller, Claude

Claude Stoller was born December 2, 1921 and reared in the Bronx, New York where he attended public schools. He enrolled at City College of New York for a semester while searching for a school with a strong visual arts curriculum. Although he had heard of Black Mountain College from his brother Ezra Stoller, an architectural photographer, it was at the 1938 Bauhaus exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York that Black Mountain caught his attention. Although both Moholy-Nagy’s New Bauhaus and Black Mountain College were represented, of the two, Black Mountain appealed because of its sliding tuition scale. He applied to Black Mountain and Cooper Union in New York and was accepted at both. A dinner interview by the ever-charming Xanti Schawinsky, a former Bauhaus student who had taught at Black Mountain, at a restaurant overlooking the Hudson River was the deciding factor.

At Black Mountain Stoller took a general curriculum with a focus on art and architecture. He took Josef Albers’s basic courses in design, color and drawing. He also took architectural courses with Lawrence Kocher, Howard Dearstyne, and Lou Bernard Voight. The architectural program at the time included architectural drafting and courses in Introductory Architecture, Contemporary Architecture, Introductory Design and Structural Design. For the class in Small House Design, the students designed small low-cost houses based on a four foot module.

Stoller and another student, Charles Forberg, were put in charge of the construction of the Jalowetz House, a small house designed by Lawrence Kocher for the Jalowetz family: Heinrich Jalowetz, who taught music, his wife Johanna, and their daughter Lisa. This involved meetings with Charles Godfrey, a local contractor who was directing the construction of several buildings, to plan each day’s work and the responsibility of directing other students assigned to the project.

At Black Mountain Stoller also explored his interest in photography. Students had set up a darkroom in the basement of Lee Hall, and although there was no photography teacher, Albers critiqued the work of the student photographers.

Stoller left Black Mountain after the 1942 fall quarter when he was drafted into the United States Army. He had applied for the Enlisted Reserve in hopes of finishing college but was rejected because he was deaf in one ear. During World War II he first was in the 14th Coast Artillery on Puget Sound. He then attended army engineering school after which he was sent overseas with the 13th Armored Division in France and Germany.

In February 1946, Stoller entered Harvard Graduate School of Design where he was accepted with advanced standing despite the fact he had not graduated from Black Mountain. He recalled that at first he was envious of the more advanced drafting skills of those who had come through professional undergraduate programs. He soon realized, however, that his courses with Josef Albers, an excellent physics course with Peter Bergmann, and his practical construction experience at Black Mountain compensated by far for any deficiency in technical skills which he soon mastered.

After graduation in 1949 (M. Arch.), Stoller studied for a year at the University of Florence in Italy. He and his wife Nan Oldenburg Stoller (now Nan Black), a Black Mountain student and a graduate of Radcliffe, were joined by Lucian and Jane Slater Marquis, both Black Mountain students. On his return Stoller worked for architectural firms in the Boston area. In 1955 he moved his family to St. Louis, Missouri, where he taught at Washington University. While there, he was registered as an architect in both Missouri and Iowa.

After two years the Stollers moved to the San Francisco area. In 1956, he formed a partnership, Marquis & Stoller Architects, with another young architect, Robert B. Marquis, the brother of Lucian Marquis. The firm, with its office on Beach Street, focused on the general practice of architecture and planning including residential, housing, institutional, and governmental projects. Stoller’s use of natural materials in combination reflects both his studies with Albers and his admiration for the architect Marcel Breuer.

In 1978 Stoller formed Stoller/Partners (later Stoller Knoerr Architects) in Berkeley. Projects included single homes, multiple dwellings, religious buildings, and institutional and commercial structures. Social issues such as housing and energy-efficient designs were a primary concern for Stoller as was historic preservation.

Marquis & Stoller, Stoller/Partners and Stoller Knoerr have received many awards. In 1963-64 Stoller was visiting architect at the National Design Institute in Ahmedabad, India. In 1968 he was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, and in 1991 he was awarded the Berkeley Citation by the University of California. Stoller served on city and county planning commissions, on an advisory panel for the federal General Services Administration and on several other public and professional committees. He was licensed to practice in several states and certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

In 1957 William Wurster invited Stoller to join the faculty in the Department of Architecture at the University of California. He was acting chairman in 1965-66 and Chair of Graduate Studies from the early 1980s until he retired Professor Emeritus in 1991.

As a teacher Stoller always bore in mind Josef Albers’s emphasis on "seeing." He considered the development of a sensitive visual perception to be essential to the education of the architect. A second influence of Stoller’s Black Mountain experience was the value of direct "hands on" experience. To the extent possible within a conventional architectural curriculum, Stoller used real sites and exposed his students to the manufacturing process of materials through visits to factories. In both St. Louis and Berkeley, Buckminster Fuller was invited to speak to Stoller’s students who built experimental structures.

For one design class at Berkeley Stoller started the Wurster West Workshop, a studio in San Francisco where students could gain practical experience in planning, construction, and client relationships by working in poor neighborhoods. The major project for the workshop was the design in a redevelopment area of a square with both commercial space and housing. The square was designed in cooperation with the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency. The plan used both old buildings to be moved from other locations along with new buildings designed by the students. Although the square was never constructed, the project generated an ongoing discussion of urban design and redevelopment issues. Wurster West Workshop was continued by graduate students who renamed it ARKIS.

In 1965 Stoller started a program called Continuing Education in Environmental Design in collaboration with the University of California Extension. Several courses were instituted for architecture, planning, landscape architecture and design professionals. In 1966-67, as the internship component of the program, Stoller founded the pioneering San Francisco Community Design Center, a response both to student concerns about inequities in housing and community concerns about redevelopment plans. The Center, located on Haight Street in San Francisco, was started with a Research and Development grant from the University. The Center became a prototype for other Community Design Centers which brought the skills of architectural interns to poor neighborhoods where buildings needed remodeling or new construction was possible and where interns worked with "real" clients. In addition to architects, the program drew on the expertise of other disciplines including psychology, economics, law, and engineering. The program provided the type of practical experience Stoller had valued at Black Mountain. This was an extension of his teaching in which he selected specific sites which students visited.

Stoller has retired from active practice except for consulting. His last partner, his son-in-law Mark Knoerr, continues practice in San Francisco.

Stoller lives with his second wife Rosemary Raymond Stoller, also a Black Mountain student, in Berkeley and Maine where he continues his lifelong interest in photography. They inhabit a Julia Morgan House which they restored as well as an old house and barn on the Maine seacoast which they have been remodeling for many years.

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Thompson, Raymond R.

Raymond R. Thompson


Raymond R. Thompson, 88, of Milan, died Sunday, October 9, 2011 at Trinity Rock Island.

Raymond was born in Fulton County, IL on January 27, 1923, the son of Otis Deloss and Elsa Helms Thompson. He married Lila Shaffer on July 1, 1950 in Canton, IL.

He was a proud WWII, US Army veteran, serving 2 ½ years for the 13th Armored Division, 9th Tank Battalion attached to Patton’s 3rd Army in Europe. He was employed at Alcoa for 31 years, retiring in July of 1983.

He is survived by his wife, Lila; children, Nancy (Frank) Nelson, Wilton, IA, and Susan (Ron) Allen, Taylor Ridge, Ill; grandchildren, Jennifer (Matt) Neipert, Moscow, IA; and Amanda Nelson and her fiance, Ian Smith, Gibson City, Ill; nephew, Steven Thompson, Manhattan, KS; niece, Janice Prater, Sulphur, LA; and Miss Kitty, “the cat.”

Interment will be at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island where military rites will be conducted.

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Thornquist, Harold, 124th B


Harold Thornquist Obituary

Harold was born at Swedish Hospital on April 4, 1918 and passed away at the age of 96 on June 28, 2014. He spent his early childhood in Preston, Washington and then moved to Seattle where he graduated from Lincoln High School in 1936. He attended the University of Washington, graduating in 1940. While at the U, he lettered in volleyball and was a life long Husky supporter.
After college he joined the Army serving with honor in the 18th Armored Division in the German Campaign during Word War II. Returning from the war, he started his career as a civil engineer with the City of Seattle, raising to head of Sewer Utilities.

Harold married the love of his life, Charlotte in 1948. They shared over 60 years of love, laughter and fun together. He was a devoted father to Robert and Karen and a loving grandfather to Christopher, Marc, Scott, Brian and Sara and great grandfather to Juliet.

He was an avid golfer, making 3 holes in 1 during his retirement years. Harold had many friends and was quick with a smile and a helping hand. He will be dearly missed by all those whose lives he touched.
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Tibbs JD, Don V.

Don grew up in Manti, Utah, before moving with his family to Salt Lake City, where he attended South High School and the University of Utah. His college years were interrupted for nearly three years by WWII, when he served in the Army’s famous 13th Armored Division. Wounded in battle, Tibbs was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. For more than 60 years, he has been an active member of the VFW and American Legion.

Returning to the U of U, Tibbs received his law degree in 1949. Intending to practice in Salt Lake City, a senior judge in Manti encouraged him to return to his roots. It didn’t take long for Tibbs to make a place for himself in Sanpete County. He was elected county attorney, serving for 12 years. In 1973, he was appointed to be a judge in the Sixth Judicial District Court of Utah, where he served for 23 years, then as the senior District Court Judge for another six years before retiring.

Tibbs continues to be active in the community. He was a founding member and a president of the Manti Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) and was a key organizer of Manti’s Fourth of July celebration. Recently, Tibbs was named Grand Marshal of the Sanpete County Fair. He has held numerous positions in the LDS Church and has been an avid supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, from whom he received the Silver Beaver Medal.

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Topp Jr., Col. (Retired) Alphonso A. 'Al'

Colonel (Retired) Alphonso A. Topp Jr. quietly passed away at his home, Topp of the Hill, in Los Osos, surrounded by loving family, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008.

Al was born in 1920 in Indianapolis, Ind. His parents were Alphonso Topp, Sr., an immigrant from Denmark, and Emilia Karlsson, from Sweden. A life-long achiever, in his youth he earned the rank of Eagle Scout - a source of pride and accomplishment that shaped his life. He was the top ROTC graduate at Arsenal Tech High School as well as at Purdue University.

At Purdue, he was in the Triangle Fraternity and graduated in 1942 with his bachelor of science degree in Chemical Engineering. He was immediately commissioned by the U.S. Army to serve his country as an artillery officer. He was assigned to Fort Sill, Okla., and married his Purdue sweetheart, Mary Catherine, in the Post Chapel on July 7, 1942. After completing basic field artillery training he was assigned to a cadre to organize and train the 13th Armored Division at Camp Beale.

In World War II Al fought in Germany. After the War the Army sent him to UCLA where he earned his master of science degree in Applied Physics. Beginning in 1950 he served in Korea for 15 months during some of that war's most brutal combat. In his memoirs he wrote, "The Korean War was indeed Hell on Earth!" For his actions in combat Al was decorated with three awards of the Bronze Star Medal.

Al's 28-year military career took him and his family on tours of duty around the world, including Japan, Germany and Iran. Among their many remarkable experiences was attending the coronation of the Shah of Iran in 1967.

As an expert in special weapons, he was stationed three times at Sandia Base in New Mexico. With the first tour of duty in New Mexico, "The Land of Enchantment" cast its spell on the Topp family where Al and Catherine ultimately spent 27 years. Upon his retirement from the military in 1970, Al was awarded the Legion of Merit in recognition of his distinguished service to his country.

Al then was employed by the State of New Mexico at the Environmental Improvement Agency in Santa Fe and retired again in 1984. Al and Catherine moved to Los Osos in 1987 and enjoyed traveling across North America in their GMC motor home. Their love of travel led them to many international destinations as well.

Al was an accomplished photographer, enthusiastic traveler, innovative engineer, generous philanthropist, active community volunteer, Boy Scout, Rotarian, loving father and devoted husband. He was a creative thinker with immense determination to solve problems, be they mechanical, vehicular, familial, political or humanitarian. Above all, he was a patriot and encouraged everyone to continue to defend the Constitution, to which he devoted so much of his life. He was an exemplary member of America's Greatest Generation.

Al is survived by his loving wife of sixty-five years, Catherine, and their ten children: Karen, Susan, Linda, Sylvia, Peter, Astrid, Heidi, Eric, Megan, and Katrina. He was also blessed with 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Al's remains will be interred at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, N.M.

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Trapp, Harold Arthur, 83rd B

 






Harold Arthur Trapp, 86, of South Bend, IN passed away at 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2008 in his home. He was born on February 1, 1922 in Baroda, MI to the late Paul A. and Elizabeth C. (Opperman) Trapp. He has lived in South Bend since 1947, moving from Baroda, MI. On April 5, 1947 in South Bend, IN he married the former Betty Jo Boone.

Mr. Trapp is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Betty Jo Trapp; four daughters, June A. (Danny) Grimes of Mishawaka, IN, Janet K. (Dennis) Hudak of South Bend, IN, Joyce A. (John) Gottlieb of West Borough, MA and Jacqueline R. (Garrie) Price of Mexico; son, Jerald A. Trapp of Mishawaka, IN; six grandchildren, Todd Klinedinst, Jessica and Kyle Hudak, Sarah and Adam Gottlieb and David Trapp; three great grandchildren; four sisters, Marcella Reitz of Stevensville, MI, Evelyn Reitz of St. Joseph, MI, Aldyth Zech of Stevensville, MI and Elizabeth "Betty" Gaul of Baroda, MI; and two brothers, Charles and Lamar Trapp, both of Baroda, MI. A granddaughter, Laura Klinedinst; brother, Lyman Trapp; and sister, Loretta Hocott preceded him in death.

Mr. Trapp served his country honorably in the United States Army during World War II. He retired in 1978 from International Harvester as the parts manager after twenty-five years of service. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and a member of the American Legion Post #357.

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Vivian Jr., Leslie Langdon 'Bud'

The class, the university, and the Princeton community lost one of its most respected and well-loved individuals when Bud Vivian died Oct. 18, 1995, at his home in Vineyard Haven, Mass. For several years he had battled prostate cancer with grace and humor, never complaining. He retired from the university in 1986 as associate secretary and director of community affairs, after a lifetime of service to Princeton. This was covered in greater detail in the Nov. 22 paw.

Bud came to Princeton from Hotchkiss. In addition to athletic activities, he served on the undergraduate council, was chairman of the student-faculty association, class v.p., as well as secretary and president of Cap and Gown.

During WWII, he served in the 13th Armored Division and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal, and he attained the rank of major. After the war, his involvement with the class continued as a member of the executive committee and as the third president of the class. With typical modesty, using the whimsical pseudonym, Haynon E. Moose, he chronicled the contributions of many classmates in the 50th yearbook, never mentioning his own.

Along with his wife of 53 years, Tita; his son, Leslie III '67; and his daughters, Elinor, Ann, and Mary, we mourn the loss, but celebrate the life, of a loving, caring, dear friend, and classmate.

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WALDRON, Maurice L., Jr

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Age 87 of Elmira, NY. He was born March 29, 1924 in Leroy, NY, son of the late Maurice L., Sr. and Jane (Paynter) Waldron and passed away Thursday, February 9. 2012 at Elcor Health Services. He was predeceased by his brothers and sister-in-law John, Bruce, Don (June) and Robert Waldron. On June 12, 1948 he was united in marriage to Evelyn Harper at the United Presbyterian Church, North Kortright, NY. They have enjoyed and celebrated 63 years of marriage together. He is survived by his wife; son Richard Waldron of Canandaigua, NY and daughter Marcia Bjorvand of Horseheads, NY; grandsons Thomas (Julie) Bjorvand, Morris, NY and Michael Bjorvand of Kristiansand, Norway; great grandsons Jeffery and Connor Bjorvand of Morris, NY. He is also survived by sisters-in-law Marian L. Waldron of Eldred, PA, Toni Waldron of Concord, NH and Lois Waldron of Caledonia, NY; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Joseph (Delila) Harper of Kingsport, TN and numerous nieces and nephews. Maurice graduated from Ithaca High School, Ithaca, NY in 1943, he joined the Army after graduating, serving during WWII in Patton's Army with the 24th Tank Battalion, 13th Armored Div. He graduated from Cornell University in 1950. He was employed with the Chemung County Probation Dept., retiring as a Supervisor in 1988. He was a member of Lake St. Presbyterian Church.


Walker, Kell

Kell Odin Walker, 94, of Olney, died at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday, November 23, 2011, at Burgin Manor in Olney.

Kell was born September 2, 1917, in Wayne County, the son of Herschel and Goldie (McCleary) Walker. He married Normal Aileen Henry on November 2, 1940, in Perryville, Mo. She preceded him in death on July 14, 2003.

He was retired from AMF machine maintenance. He was a lifelong member of Antioch Christian Church. He was a World War II and Korean War veteran.

Kell is survived by his son, Kelly Walker and his wife Betty, of Derby, Kan.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five nephews; and three nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herschel and Goldie Walker; wife, Norma Walker; daughter, Goldie Walker Eckl; brothers, Paul and Joe; and sister, Alice Walker Eyer.


Burial will be in Forrest Ridge Cemetery in rural Wynoose with full military rites performed by Olney veterans organizations.
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Walter, Gerald 'Jerry'

Gerald ?Jerry? Walter, 94, Bettendorf, passed peacefully at Genesis Medical Center West Central Park, on June 18 surrounded by his loving family and greeted by his God, wife of 61 years Leona, and youngest son Thomas.
Jerry was born February 5, 1917 in Davenport. He was the son of William and Margaret (Stevens) Walter. Jerry?s unselfish devotion to family began at an early age when he helped support his mother, Margaret, and brother, Robert, following his father?s death when Jerry was 17. Jerry married Leona Mae Bender on October 18, 1941, and they were blessed with seven children, to whom they were endlessly devoted. He instilled a strong work ethic in his family through example, beginning his professional career at the Daily Times, retiring after owning Great Western Supply Company.
Jerry graduated from St. Ambrose Academy in 1934, enlisting in the Iowa National Guard immediately following. He served as a Lieutenant in World War II, leading his platoon in the European theatre from 1944-1946, where he was awarded two Bronze Stars for brave service. He served in the Iowa National Guard until 1962, continuing his patriotism and love of country throughout his life.
An accomplished athlete, Jerry played semi-pro basketball for the Davenport Central Turner Rockets, enjoying a record of 175-16. He was a talented golfer, shooting his age at 88. He paid these talents forward by coaching throughout his life, notably leading the St. Vincent?s boys basketball team to parochial city championships.
Always active both socially and civically, he volunteered as a driver at the Kahl Home, was a member of Springbrook Country Club, the Levee Commission, the Rock Island Arsenal, the Elks Club, the Knights of Columbus, the Jaycees, Junior Achievement, the Chamber of Commerce, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Steak Fry Club, and with his wife Leona was a former partner in the Circle Tap. A daily communicant, Jerry served as a Eucharistic minister at St. Paul the Apostle Church and was a member of St. John Vianney Church.
However, he considered his greatest measure of success his loving family: Jerry is survived by: brother Monsignor Robert Walter, daughter Mary Ann McCabe, granddaughters Melissa (Curt) Shinneman, Mindy McCabe and Meghan (Charles) Coté; son Bill (Mary Ann), granddaughter Kristen (John) Tighe, grandson Brian (Amanda)Walter; son Bob (Gena), granddaughters Ree (Jared) Kerkhoff, Colleen (Rick) Gregory and Kathleen Walter; son John (Susie), grandson Matthew Walter; daughter Peg (Tom) Dugan, granddaughter Karrie (Allen) Ring, grandsons John (Jennifer) Dugan and Michael Dugan; daughter Jerilee Swisher, granddaughters Michele Swisher, and Rachel (Nate) Broghammer. He has 9 great-grandchildren, and one step great-grandson. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jimmy Walter, and a step great grandson Curtis Z. Shinneman. Later in life Jerry married Betty Wilson.
Jerry?s devotion to faith, family, friendship and country knew no bounds. He led an exceptionally unselfish existence, and his loyalty was only outshone by the love and respect he came to know from every life with which he came in contact. While he will be greatly missed, his loved ones are honored to carry him in their hearts always.


Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 26.
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Walton, Randall



Rev. Randall Rex Walton age 91 of McMinnville, TN, died Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at N.H.C. Health Care in McMinnville, TN. He was born May 22, 1922, in Lindsay, California, was a lifelong member of People of the Living God Church where he served as head pastor from 1975 to 2012. Rev. Walton served his country with the U.S. Army as a tank driver in the 13th Armored Division 3rd Army under General George Patton during World War II. He was preceded in death by parents Vern Ray and Marie Elizabeth Sechman Walton and siblings Ruth Ella Walton, Eileen Claire (Neil) Gritton, Dallas Ivan (Dora) Walton, Mabel Jean (Clyde) Layman, Margaret June (Clarence) Ax, Lowell Mahlon (Viola) Walton, and Catherine Rose Walton.

Survivors include his wife of 71 years Helen Lillian Bennett Walton, children Donna Marie (Ned) DeLand, Beverly Colleen (Alfred) King, and Randall Ray (Nancy) Walton, grandchildren Rodney Wayne (Tootie) King, Gina Marie (Kenneth) Fountain, Cindy Rene (Eric) Sammons, great-grandchildren Ryan and Ethan King, and Alison and Tiffany Fountain, and step great grandchildren Wyatt Sammons, Nathan and Jenni Fountain, and step great-great grandchildren Bryson and Camden Fountain. Many nieces, nephews, family members, and friends also survive.

Interment at Homeland Acres Cemetery.  Military rites will be administered by American Legion Post 173 and the V.F.W. Post 5064

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Webb, William, 93rd A

William Webb

Mr. Webb died Friday, April 18, 2014.

He is survived by two daughters, Lorraine Angel and Vickie Lynn (Marlon) Bragg; two grandchildren, Robyn Warmack and Jennifer (Jeffrey) Horne; five great grandchildren, Shayne Angel, Cheyenne Langley, Dakota Langley, Taylor Horne and Caleb Horne; two great great-grandchildren, Adalida Angel and Anaveigh Angel; one brother, James Webb; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Webb was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the 13th Armored Division during WWII. He retired from Ft. McClellan and was a member of Jacksonville Congregational Holiness Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Webb; a son, Wayne Webb; a grandson, John Kevin Warmack; his parents; John and Beulah Webb; two sisters, Jewel Fair and Faye Jackson; and a brother, Norris Webb.

Burial will be in Jacksonville City Cemetery.
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Wells, Norris

I wanted to let someone know in his outfit that sadly he passed away on Jan. 19, 2008 at the age of 85. My father never talked much about his days in the service except to say he was proud of his company and the work they performed. Please let the other living members of his company (496 Armored Field Artillery Battalion). I saw to it that he was laid to rest with all the military honors he was entitled to. I was a very proud son on that day.