Taps November 09, Desert Storm/Gulf War Veterans Death Count 33 for November 19th Report

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Data:  33 Deaths for Nov 1-18, 20009
Age groups:  30-1;40-11;50-10;60-5;70-4

Military Service:  USA-13;USN-6;USAR-2;USMC-5;USAF-7:NG-1;civilian 2;Active duty 2

Death data:  hospital sudden -1 ,hospice 1; home unexpected 1; home 8; Hospital 6; motorcycle accident 1; ALS 1;MS 1;ALZ 1; Cancer unspecif 3, Pancreatic Cancer 2; Brain Cancer 1; Leukemia 1

Multi theaters: Vietnam and Gulf War 6; VN, Panama, DS 1;DS+OIF 1; DS+OIF+OEF 1

     

Ranks and units and specialities:  DR opthalmology(flight surgeon), Pharmacist, Navigator,Flight Engineer; helicopter mechanic; military police; 101stAB; Scout Sniper 1; hospital 1; 365th Evac/865th hospital; Seabee; Corp of Engineers; Uss Eisenhower; USS Suribachi—Ranks:  LtCol,MAJ, CMSGT, Chief Petty Officer; CWO; First Sgt, MSGT, TSGT(2),Sgt, Gunnery Sgt

We honor each one in their service to their country during Desert Storm, Gulf War 90-91.  Twelve of the 33 died before the age of 50!  6 more died in their early 50’s.  The Gulf War veterans feel our veterans are dying at too early of an age and we call for the VA to look more closely at our death mortality data and urge a complete accounting using the social security administration to find a complete death accounting.  We also urge that state health departments require that military service during the Gulf War be annotated on death certificates and not just if there is a VA claim.  We urge our fellow veterans to help us enact laws in each state mandating Death certificate data include if the person served, when and where they served, specify war/conflict they served in which military service, specialties in military, and if VA has a file number.  A national law to legislate this would help.  A national law to have Death  and Diagnosed Illness Registries for Gulf War Veterans 90-91 is also highly desireable.

SALUTE- Roll Call of NAMES- Gun Barrage-Taps 

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Roll Call of Names:

1.  Kenneth James "Scar" Wilson III–MN-38- USN- USS Coral Sea, USS Suribachi, in hospital suddenly

2.  Mark Sapp, Hinesville NC, 59, USA, in  hospice

3.  James Horvath,  VA, 61, USN USS Eisenhower, Chief MSGT, VN And DS, Pancreatic Cancer

4.  Omega "Bro" Edwards, 43, USAF, TX, in hospital

5.  Thomas L Conoscienti,  53, Mass, SSGT USMC VN and DS, at home unexpected

6.  James Hazlehurst, DR,53, USN, Calif, Brain Cancer

7.  Minda Mora Sabado Heginger, 48, civilian pharmacist, Cancer hospital

8.  Kyrna F "Butch"  Matthews, 63, NY, USN USS Allagash, Civilian Watervliet Arsenal, Bunker Busters, ALS

9.  Chester Giles, 66, USMC gunnery sgt, VN+DS, at home

10.  Thomas Michael Belcher, 40, Indiana, cobra helicopter mechanic USA, at home

11.  Fouad Khalil Aide, 78, FL, USA military police, VN+DS

12.  Raymond "River"  Campbell, 48, TNN, USA, motorcycle accident

13.  Russell David Leadbetter, CMSGT, 73, Ohio, USAF and NG, Flight Engineer+, VN+DS, at home

14.  Guy S Mike Philbrick,  73, NY, USMC+USAR, 865th Hospital/365th Evac Hospital, hospital

15.  Jan E Johnston,49, Evansville, USA, medical assistant, brief ill, MS

16.  Leon Theo Kats, 54, SC, USAF

17.  Charles J Lee, 52, SC-GA, USN CPO, VN+DS, at home

18.  Derrick Andrea Mathis, 40s, Savannah, USA SGT, at home

19  Robert M Neal,Washington, USMC, USAR, CWO

20  Richard Paugh Sr, 62, Utah, VN+DS, at home

21  Chip Seaver, 43, NC, USMC Lance Corp. Scout Sniper, hosp, ALZ

22  Howard Lamar Stanford, 38, Pleasant Grove, USA Tsgt

23  Robert Stone, 48, PA, USN Seabee, hspital

24  Warren J Thompkins, 60, FL , USAF Tsgt, Cancer

25  Philip B VanPelt,  77, Ohio, USAF Tsgt, at home, Leukemia

26.  David Wiles, LtCol, 52, Ohio, AD-USAF Navigator , DS+OIF+OEF

27  Francisco N Terranova, 1st Sgt, 56, GA, USA AD, 101stAB, DS+OIF(3), Pancreatic Cancer

28.  Walter Roschitz, Maj, 57,KS, USA Corp of Engineers and FEMA(WTC, Katrinia) CANCER

29  Erick Berry, OK, USA

30  James David Indykiewicz, 38, AL, USA

31  Jimmy E Musick, 56, Indiana, USA, VN, Panama, DS, home

32.  Christopher Eric Anspach, SD< 45, USAF, Cancer

33.  Tony L Emerson, USN, 42, CO

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Kenneth James "Scar" Wilson III  
Formerly of Middletown, NY

Kenneth James "Scar" Wilson, III, age 39, of Willow River, MN, formerly of Middletown NY, passed away suddenly on Saturday,

November 7, 2009 at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Duluth, MN surrounded by family.  Born April 30, 1970, he was the son of

Kenneth James Jr. and Nancy Wilson of Middletown. He is the husband of Jackie (Lenort) Wilson and proud new father of

four-week old baby daughter, Robbyn, who reside in Willow River, MN. He will truly be missed by his family which also

includes: sister, Yvette; twin sister, Bernadette and her husband, Duane, and nieces, Shannon and Shaunna. 
Kenny is a veteran of the United States Navy, serving on the U.S.S. Coral Sea (CV-43) and the U.S.S. Suribachi (AE-21);

receiving Meritorious Commendations during the Gulf War. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and was always

active with the local VFW’s. After the Navy, Kenny then started his career with the Federal Burial of Prisons, beginning at

FCI Otisville, NY, then to FCI Waseka, MN, then to FCI Edgefield, SC, then to USP Big Sandy, KY, then to FCI Duluth, MN and

finally to FCI Sandstone, MN. Kenny also was a volunteer fireman from an early age for the Pocatello Fire Dept. near his

home. Kenny was not one for inaction throughout his life. As Henry David Thoreau said, "thrust no idea arrived at sitting

down."  As an athlete, Kenny loved to weight lift and was an avid power lifter who also competed in the Highland Celtic

Games. He was a very talented bagpiper and volunteered his services for parades and ceremonies for the local communities. He loved animals, took in rescue dogs, and had a small farm when he lived in Kentucky. Although he did not hunt, he was a qualified firearms instructor. Kenny’s life would seem too short to many, but those who knew him understood that the quality of his existence far exceeded the quantity of time in which he lived. His footprint is left behind on all who knew him and everything he accomplished.  Kenny’s final resting place will be at the Orange County Veterans Cemetery in Goshen, NY. Services will be held on Saturday November 21, at 11 a.m.In lieu of flowers, a savings fund was established for Kenny’s daughter, Robbyn L. Wilson and any donations may be mailed to: Wells Fargo Bank, 1502 Highway 33 S, Cloquet, MN 55720; 218-879-4521.Arrangements by Hamlin, Hansen Kosloski Funeral Home; 218-485-4429 or www.hhkfuneralhome.com.

 

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Mark Sapp  
Mark Sapp, 59, of Hinesville died Friday, Nov. 13, at Hospice of Savannah.
Mr. Sapp was a native of Forsyth County, N.C., and had lived in Hinesville since 1986, having moved here from Germany. He was a veteran in the U.S. Army, having served in Vietnam era and the Gulf War. After retiring from the service, he went into the trucking industry. He was very proud of his military background. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren. Survivors are his wife of 27 years, Joy Sapp of Hinesville; mother, Martha Farrington of Kernersville, N.C.; sons, Bryan Sapp of Kernersville and Mathew Sapp of Hinesville; daughters, Robin Hailey and Dara Hailey, both of Hampton, Va., Tisha Wright of Midway, Keely Ragin of Smithtown, N.Y., Summer Johnson of Fayetteville, N.C., and Brandie Shuman of Hinesville; brother, Robin Sapp of Kernersville; sister, Gwen Fitts of Houston Texas; 12 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held in North Carolina. Thomas L. Carter Funeral Home of Flemington is in charge of arrangements. 
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James Horvath  
James D. Horvath VIRGINIA BEACH – James Dorian Horvath, 61, ended his battle with cancer on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, 2009. Jim was a native of Maywood, N.J. He retired as command master chief of the United States Navy after 31 years of honorable service. He served with the River Patrol Force in Vietnam and aboard the USS Eisenhower during the first Gulf War. He is survived by his loving wife, Laura of Virginia Beach; brother, John and sister-in-law Pam Horvath of Burke, Va.; and sister, Jane Horvath of Greenville, S.C. His children include three daughters, Tina Joanne Lavelle, Samantha Jane Horvath and Grace Myra Horvath, all of Virginia Beach; and two sons, Michael of New York City and Ryan James of Virginia Beach. He was grandfather to Kristopher Early, Elijah Greggs, R.J. Gatlin and Bryson and Braiden Lavelle. A viewing will be held at the Altmeyer Southside Chapel, 5792 Greenwich Road, from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at the Church of the Holy Apostles on Lynnhaven Parkway. A burial procession to Albert J. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk will follow. Jim dedicated his life to the service of his country and his family and will be sorely missed by all those who love him. We wish him fair winds and following seas. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. www.pancan.org. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.altmeyer.com

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Omega "Bro" Edwards  
Omega "Bro" Edwards, 43, died Nov. 2, 2009, at Northeast Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. He was born in Weirmood, Va., and was a former resident of Fort Pierce. He graduated from Nandua High School in Virginia. He joined the Air Force in 1985 and received many awards and medals. He served in the first Gulf War (Desert Storm). After he retired in 2005, he continued to work at Randolph Air Base. Survivors include his son, Omega Donta Edwards of Warner Robins, Ga.; daughters, Denise Edwards of Killeen, Texas, Ria’mian Edwards of Dover, Del., and Lynell Edwards; father, Edward Thomas of Eastville, Va.; mother, Odessa Moore Edwards of Fort Pierce; sisters, Mable Edwards of Chamersburg, Pa., and Peggie Edwards, Roberta George, Chatrina Lesane and Dorothy Wright, all of Fort Pierce. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Edwards Services: Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 13 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 14 at Sarah’s Memorial Chapel. A celebration of life will be at 3 p.m. Nov. 14 at the funeral home chapel. Burial will be Nov. 16 at the South Florida Veterans Affairs National Cemetery in Lake Worth. A guest book may be signed at sarahsmemorial.com.  Published in the TC Palm on 11/12/2009 
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Thomas L. Conoscienti  
Thomas L. Conoscienti SSGT. Thomas L. Conoscienti QUINCY SSGT. Thomas L. Conoscienti of Quincy, age 53, born and raised in New Jersey, died Saturday, November 7, 2009, at home unexpectedly. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps for 20 years, retiring in 1994. He participated in operations involving USS Mayaguez and recovery of the crew in May of 1975. He served during Vietnam, Desert Storm, and the Gulf War. After his retirement he worked for the City of Quincy School Department for 10 years as a custodian. Experiencing the world, he was a spontaneous traveler, in a moments notice he would be somewhere different. He enjoyed life and family very much. He will be greatly missed by all. He was the devoted husband for 29 years of Sandra (McLoud) Conoscienti. An amazing father of Sandra and Thomas, Jr. Very proud grandfather of Casey, Ashley and Bryan. Also a brother and friend of 2 sisters and 5 brothers: James, Kathy, Janet, Terry, Billy, Joey, and Edward. Also survived by many, many nieces and nephews whom he always stepped forward for using a grand greeting, showing love. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 13, 2009, at 10:00 A.M. in the Hamel, Wickens & Troupe Funeral Home, 26 Adams St., Quincy Center. Burial to follow in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA. Visiting hours Thursday November 12, 2009 from 4 to 8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Thomas memory to Toys For Tots, P.O. Box 391, So.

Weymouth, MA 02190. Hamel Wickens & Troupe Funeral Home www.hamelfuneralcare.com
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James Hazlehurst  
DR. JAMES HAZLEHURST

Dr. James Hazlehurst died on November 5, 2009 here in Chico after a long, courageous battle with brain cancer. He died in his home surrounded by his family and loved ones.  Jim was born in Hartford Connecticut on March 2, 1956. He grew up in Atlanta, Georgia where he attended Marist Catholic High School. He attended Stanford University as a pre-med student and went on to get his medical degree at Emory University in Atlanta. While at medical school he met and married his wife, Janice, who was a nursing student at Emory. Also while in medical school, he joined the Navy and subsequently did his ophthalmology residency at the Naval Hospital, San Diego. His work with the Navy took him all over the world and introduced him to many wonderful experiences like learning to be a flight surgeon and propelling from and flying helicopters. He was deployed to Saudi Arabia during the first Gulf War in 1990, where he tended to wounded soldiers on the front lines near Kuwait. After 12 years, he retired from the Navy and moved to Chico where he purchased the Chico Eye Center.  Jim chose Chico as an ideal place to raise his three small boys. The Chico Eye Center became like another child to him. He grew it from a small-town medical practice to a huge state-of-the art ophthalmology practice second to none. He was humbled by the way the town of Chico accepted him. He felt indebted to the community that took a gamble on a newcomer, and he gave back to the town often. He was especially fond of the work of the local Boys and Girls Club, and he supported them and other charities generously.  Jim found out in January, 2005 that he had a malignant brain tumor. He had to immediately retire from the Chico Eye Center and leave it in the capable hands of his partners. He underwent brain surgery, radiation, and continuous chemotherapy, and for a few years it looked like the cancer had gone into remission. Jim took that opportunity to travel extensively and spend as much time as possible with his family and friends.  Jim got to see all three of his sons graduate from high school and college. He was fiercely proud of his boys, not only because of their intelligence but also for their character and sensitivity. He spent countless hours teaching the boys how to hunt, fish, golf, play sports and become upstanding citizens.  Unfortunately, Jim’s cancer returned in October, 2008. He traveled the country with Janice trying experimental treatments, but no more treatment existed that could save his life. Jim continued to spend as much time as he could with his family and friends, enjoying the blessings of those special relationships. As one friend put it: "Jim’s zest for life was an inspiration to us all."  Jim is survived by his wife, Janice, and his three sons, David, Ryan and Christopher. He is also survived by his mother, Jacquelyn, his two sisters, Karen and Judi, and his brother, Tom A memorial service celebrating Jim’s life will be held at the Neighborhood Church on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 12 Noon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club in care of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home. You may share your thoughts and memories of Jim online at nbcfh.com.

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Minda Mora Sabado Heginger  
KLEMME – Minda Mora Sabado Heginger, 48, of Klemme, a native of the Philippines, died Wednesday (Nov. 4, 2009) at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa following a courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at the Andrews Funeral Home, 528 E. Main St., Klemme, with Pastor Kris Toyne officiating.  Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home in Klemme and again from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.  Those wishing to express their sympathies through a memorial in Minda’s memory may wish to consider directing them to her family or charity of their own choice.  Minda Mora Sabado, the daughter of Satrunino Sabado Sr. and Aurora (Paray) Sabado, was born on April 30, 1961, in Pagantucan Bukidnon, Philippines. She attend schools there and graduated from high school at the age of 15. Minda then went on to continue her education and graduated from college with a degree as a pharmacist. She worked as a pharmacist for more than 22 years. For many years she operated her own pharmacy and skin care retail establishment. She had also served as a pharmacist in an American Medical Center in Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War for five years.  Minda was a very creative and intelligent lady who developed many of her own anti aging, skin care, and skin lightening emolients and creams and had developed a great business with customers in her local areas and from great distances.  Minda was united in marriage to Rick Heginger on Sept. 18, 2007, in Garner. Following their marriage the couple resided in Klemme where they were raising Minda’s daughter, Michell. Minda was currently employed in retail sales at the Dollar General Store in Belmond where she very much enjoyed her "Dollar General family" and the many customers she came in contact with. She was looking to the future and the opportunities to re-kindle her pharmacy career at some point here in the U.S. and had been preparing to take the board requirements here.
Minda was a very caring person who always put the needs of others before those of her own. She was a consummate caregiver and was very devoted to her family. Her children were very much the focus in her life and she was heart broken when her son, Ralph, passed away at the age of 8 years old. She was a loving and nurturing mother to her daughter, Michell, who is currently a senior at Belmond-Klemme High School.  Minda was very proud of her daughter and always made sure to teach her family of the value of a good education. She loved to tease her daughter and share in her life. She also enjoyed the simple things in life with her husband Rick.  Minda was a hardworking and meticulous person who loved to provide a clean and well-kept home for her family. She loved sunflowers and much of her home decor was based on this love. She was a truly organized person and very easy going. Minda enjoyed raising a garden and attending the Agape Church in Clear Lake. She looked forward to times of relaxation watching her favorite TV shows such as "NCIS" and "CSI."  Those left to cherish the memory of her life include her husband, Rick Heginger, and their daughter, Michell Heginger, of Klemme; her mother, Aurora Sabado, of the Philippines; and her brothers and sisters, Filipina Villa, Saturnino Sabado Jr., Danilo Sabado, and Aida Naparan; her half brother and half sister, Isa Mata and Renato Sabado; and her extended family and many friends.    She was preceded in death by her father Saturnino Sabado Sr.; her son, Ralph Roehl; and her first husband.  Andrews Funeral Home, 641-587-2510.
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Kyran F. "Butch" Matthews Jr.  
Matthews, Kyran F. Jr. "Butch" WATERVLIET Kyran F. "Butch" Matthews, Jr., 63, lost his courageous battle with ALS on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at his home surrounded by his loving family under the care of Com-munity Hospice of Rensselaer County. Born March 5, 1946 in Troy, N.Y., he was the son of the late Kyran F. and Margaret Gilboe Matthews Sr. He was the loving husband of the former Kathleen M. Campbell whom he married in Watervliet on October 7, 1983. Raised in Green Island, Butch graduated from St. Joseph’s School and from Catholic Central High School in 1963. He attended Hudson Valley Community College for a short time before enlisting in the United States Navy, serving on the USS Allagash in the Mediterranean. After his honorable discharge, he worked for the Watervliet Arsenal where he supervised the manufacturing of the GBU 28 Bunker Buster during the Persian Gulf War and the manufacturing of the protective shields for Army vehicles during the Operation  Iraqi Freedom. Butch was an avid New York Yankee fan and was especially happy for them winning their 27th World Championship. He also loved horse racing with trips to Saratoga and the casino. His love for his family was second to none. Butch is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Kathleen M. Matthews; his children, William G. Matthews of Troy, Melissa A. (Michael) Ford of Cohoes, Brian C. (Nicole Abate) Matthews of Watervliet; siblings, Thomas R. (Nancy) Matthews of Troy, Susan (Carmen) Ferriero of East Greenbush, Frank (Anne Marie) Matthews of Tallahassee, Fla.; grandchildren, Michael P. and Jacob B. Ford; best friends, Al Gageway and Walt Zayhowski who stayed by Butch’s side during his illness along with sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be on Saturday at 9:15 from the McNulty Funeral Home, 147 Hudson Avenue, Green Island then at 10 o’clock in St. Brigid’s Church, 700 Fourth Avenue where Rev. L. Edward Deimeke will officiate. Interment with full military honors will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Troy. Relatives and friends are invited for visitation in the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Peter’s Regional ALS Center, 19 Warehouse Row, Albany, NY 12205. Butch’s family would like to thank St. Peter’s Regional ALS Center, Community Hospice of Rensselaer County along with our family and friends for their care and compassion during Butch’s illness.
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Chester Giles
RICHLANDS – Chester Giles, 66, of Richlands, died Nov. 2, 2009, at home.
Funeral arrangements will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, at New Vision M.B. Church with the Revs. John C. Smith and Arnold Moore officiating. Burial will follow at the Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.  He was a retired gunnery sergeant, and a Vietnam and Desert Storm Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Survivors include wife of 43 years, Linda Giles of the home; daughters, Stephanie Giles of Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., and Shawn C. Jones of Cameron; seven grandchildren; brothers, C.J. Giles, Cilvester Giles and Ronnie Giles, all of Opelika, Ala.; sisters, Mary Anne Sanford of San Antonio, Texas and Pauline Nelson of Norwalk, Conn. The family will receive friends from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Published in Jacksonville Daily News from November 3 to November 6, 2009

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THOMAS MICHAEL BELCHER
Lake Station, Indiana

Thomas Michael Belcher, age 40 of Lake Station, passed away at home on November 2, 2009. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in Operation Desert Storm as a Cobra helicopter mechanic. Tom was employed at Mittal Steel and was a member of USW Local 6787. He liked fishing, NASCAR, and especially his dog, Hunter. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Belcher. Tom is survived by brother, Rob (Shannon) Belcher of Bloomingdale, IN; nieces, Kaleigh, Kelcie, and Maddie; and nephew, Charlie. Services will be Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 7 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home, 701 E. 7th St., Hobart, IN. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday from 2 p.m. until time of service at Burns Funeral Home, Hobart. www.burnsfuneral.com
Published in Post-Tribune from November 4 to November 5, 2009
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Mr. Fouad Khalil Aide
JACKSONVILLE — Funeral service for Major Fouad Khalil Aide, United States Army (Retired), 78, will be Friday, November 13,

2009, at 7 p.m. at the K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center Chapel with Larry Amerson, Ken Rollins, and Lt. Col. Don Hull officiating, with full military honors. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Major Aide died Friday, November 6, 2009, in Jacksonville. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Aide, of Jacksonville; two daughters, Barbara Sifuentes, of Carrollton, Texas, and Linda D’Anzi, of Brighton, England; two sons, Lewis Aide, of Columbia, Maryland, and Daniel Aide, of Springfield, Virginia, and six grandchildren. Pallbearers will be military. Honorary pallbearers will be Ken Rollins, Matt Pepe, Lt. Col. Don Hull, Jim Hibbitts, Jim Allen, Dan Aide, Lewis Aide, VVA Chapter 502, The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge. Fouad was commissioned from the University of Texas ROTC Program in 1953. He served as a Military Police Officer for his 20 years in the Army. He served three tours of duty in Vietnam, with one year as an Infantry Officer. He was recalled to active duty for service in Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He was attached to the FBI on their Terrorism Task Force because of his expertise in the various Arabic dialects and cultures. He was fluent in Arabic, Spanish and Vietnamese and had a good working knowledge of Italian, Portuguese and French. He was the Chief, International Military Student Office of USAMPS for 33 years. Some of Major Aide’s awards and decorations include three awards of the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Navy Unit Commendation Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal with seven campaigns. For his combat service in Vietnam, he was awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge. Affiliations: Military Order of the Purple Heart; Anniston Morning Rotary Club; Deputy Sheriff, Calhoun County; Past Chaplain of the Fraternal Order of Police; Past President and charter member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 502; and Commander of the Fallen Comrade Unit of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 502. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 502 or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at: www.klbrownfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Anniston Star on November 11, 2009

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Raymond Campbell "River"
 CAMPBELL, RAYMOND "RIVER" – age 48, a resident of Knoxville, passed away Friday, November 6, 2009, due to injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident. Raymond was born September 14, 1961 in Oliver Springs, Tennessee. He entered into the United States Army on the 21st day of March, 1984. He served his country in Desert Storm, Korea, Egypt, and various other foreign service assignments. While serving he received several decorations, medals, badges, citations, and campaign ribbons including two Bronze Stars and he retired after 20 years of duty. He was employed as a security police officer at W.S.I., for the past 5 years and a member of Elverton Primitive Baptist Church. River was a motorcycle enthusiast and a member of the Defenders Motorcycle Club. In addition to riding his bike he enjoyed golfing, hunting and spending time with friends and family. He was preceded in death by his parents James Fred Campbell and Lucille Campbell; by a brother Robert Campbell; and by sisters Ida Belle Porter and Marie Aslinger. He is survived by his wife Robbin Monroe Campbell; by two daughters Sylvia Campbell and Ashley Nichole McCarter all of Knoxville; by brothers Freddy Vander Campbell and wife Nancy Gail of Bells, TN, Bill Campbell and wife Gayle of Alamogordo, New Mexico, Odie Campbell and wife Donna of Oliver Springs, Charles Campbell and wife Lois of Harriman, John Campbell and wife Kathy of Knoxville, Leonard Campbell and wife Pam of Oliver Springs, and Randal Campbell and wife Carol of Knoxville; by sisters Martha Louise Coleman and husband Carrington of Sunbright, Mary Ball and husband Dennis of Kingston, Reba Mickel and husband Randy of Oak Ridge, Teresa Owens and husband Mike of Oak Ridge, Ann Noe and husband David of Oliver Springs, and Edith Partenheimer and husband Richard of Champagne, IL; and by special friends Dewayne Lawson of Lutrell and Rusty Dryman of Kingston. The family will receive friends Wednesday, November 11, 2009 between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 P.M at Sharp Funeral Home. The funeral will follow at 8:00 P.M. in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Fred Campbell and Dr. Bill Campbell officiating. Burial and graveside services will be held Thursday, November 12, 2009, at 9:30 A.M. at the Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Knoxville with full military honors. Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guest book is available for Mr. Campbell at www.sharpfh.com.Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on

November 9, 2009
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Russell David Leadbetter  
Russell David
Leadbetter
of Tuscarawas Township/Dalton, Ohio, age 73, passed away at his home on November 11, 2009, Veteran’s Day. Russell (David) was born on Aug. 27, 1936, to Pauline Werner Leadbetter and the late Russell Homer Leadbetter, in Canton, Ohio. They resided in Cairo, Ohio, and Russell graduated from Hartville High School.He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Peggy, whom he met when both of them worked for The Hoover Company. Also surviving are his daughters, Diane (Ray) Sundstrom of Mitchell, S.D, Doreen Music-Anderson (Christopher), Debbie Fitzwater (Shawn Pattee); and son, Russell David (Amy) Leadbetter, Jr; and grandchildren, Andrew Fitzwater, Tyler Music, Emily Anderson, Sidney Anderson, Tommy Anderson, Colson Leadbetter, and Audra Leadbetter. Also surviving are his mother, Pauline Leadbetter Kinney; brother, Ralph (Pat) Leadbetter; sister, Janet Dyar, and many special nieces, nephews, cousin Craig, and his faithful dog, Tippy.When he was employed by The Hoover Company, Russell became involved in the Junior Achievement Program. He moved his family to Johnstown, Pa. and started the JA program there. He later transferred back to the JA Program of Stark County. He also worked for the City of Canton and RTA (now SARTA) for a number of years. While working in these careers, he was also enlisted in the Ohio Air National Guard and a member in the units at Akron-Canton Airport, Clinton County Airport, Rickenbacker Airport in Columbus, and Mansfield-Lahm Airport. He served as Airborne Radio & Radar Operators, Loadmaster, Inflight Refueling Specialist, and as a Flight Engineer, on military aircraft such as, P-51s, C-47s, C-119s, KC-97s, and C-130s. In 1989, he was hired by the State of Kentucky to serve in the Kentucky Air National Guard as their Chief Flight Engineer/Instructor/Evaluator for the Wing at Louisville, Ky. In January, 2000, he retired as a Chief Master Sergeant, serving a total of 44 years for the Air National Guard and the U.S. Air Force. His military career was during Viet Nam, the Cuban Crisis, Desert Storm, and he flew airlift missions to Nicaragua, Bosnia, Sarajevo, Somalia, and Rowanda. Russell began his flying career while a teenager, saving money from a paper route to take flying lessons. After the start of his military career, he rebuilt a PT-26 aircraft in his home and flew it for a few years before selling it. He owned several other airplanes and belonged to several flying clubs which he helped to establish. He was building a 5151 aircraft until his health began to fail. He was a past-President of the Canton Jaycees. He was also past-president of the Ohio Enlisted Association and the Kentucky Enlisted Association; the purpose of these organizations was to provide College Tuition Assistance for future Guardsmen, in which his four children participated by serving in the Ohio Air National Guard and the Arizona Air National Guard. For many of his later years, Russell also enjoyed being a Town Crier for the Yankee Peddler Festival in Canal Fulton,Ohio. He was a member of Anchor Baptist Church and belonged to the Golden Anchors group.
A Celebration of his Life will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at Anchor Baptist Church, 2700 Richville Drive S.E., Massillon, Ohio 44646, at 10:30 a.m., by Pastor Mark Jacobs. Friends may call at Schneeberger Funeral Home, 2222 Fulton Road N.W., Canton, Ohio, on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 4 to 8 p.m., and at 10 a.m., before the services at Anchor Baptist Church on Wednesday. Burial will be at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio, with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Anchor Baptist Church for a special memorial for RussellSchneeberger 330-456-8237)

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Guy S. "Mike" Philbrick Jr.  
Guy S. "Mike" Philbrick, 73, of North Tonawanda, died Monday, November 2, 2009 in Mt. St. Mary’s Hospital. Mr. Philbrick was born June 15, 1936 in Niagara Falls, the son of the later Dorothy E. (Philbrick) Mallam and the late Dr. Guy S. Philbrick, and step-son of the late James Mallam. He graduated from LaSalle High School and attended Niagara University.He served in the United States Marine Corp from 1955 to 1960 and received an Honorable Discharge in June 1964. In 1978 he joined the Army Reserve and became a member of the 865th Evac Hospital out of Niagara Falls Reserve Center. In 1990 he was called to active duty as part of Desert Shield and Desert Storm and deployed with the 365th Evac Hospital. Among his decorations, medals, badges, citations and campaign ribbons awarded or authorized were the Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, U.S. Marine Corp Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, and the Kuwait Liberation Medal. When he returned from operation Desert Storm he was assigned to the 865th General Hospital, Niagara Falls. In 1995 he retired from the Armed Forces with 25 years of service.Over the years he worked for Howard Johnson’s Restaurant and the Ramada Inn in Niagara Falls. He worked for the Remington Rand Corp, Tonawanda, Bell Aerosystems in Wheatfield. During 1964 thru 1967, he owned and operated Wurlitzer Park Mobil Station in North Tonawanda. In 1982 he was appointed to become a New York State Correction officer. In January 2002 he retired from the Department of Corrections after 20 years of service.He previously attended St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Niagara Falls. He was a life member of the Conrad F. Kania Det US Marine League and Post 26 Amvets, and a member of the Niagara River Yacht Club, all in North Tonawanda.Survivors include his wife of more than 50 years, Barbara Ann (Zastrow) Philbrick of North Tonawanda; seven children, Amy Philbrick of Tampa, FL, Kelly Philbrick of Depew, Guy S. Philbrick III (late Dawn) of Niagara Falls, Lisa Ebert (Joseph) of Sanborn, Daniel Philbrick of North Tonawanda, Jodie Rodriguez of Niagara Falls, Peter Philbrick (Cheryl) of Kenmore; nine grandchildren, Michael, Nicole, William, Leighann, Ann Marie, Samantha, Guy IV, Victoria, Randy and Janelle; a great-grandson, Dillon; brother, Walter "Tom" Philbrick and wife, JoAnne of Vero Beach, FL; sister, Barbara L. Christian and husband, Chris of Estes Park, CO; step-brothers, Whitney Mallam (Bonnie) of Lewiston and David Mallam (Joanne) of Tonawanda; cousin, Claudia Peek of Niagara Falls and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Philbrick was predeceased by his brother, Robert M. Philbrick and his wife, Judith A. (Bradshaw) Philbrick.Friends may call Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4, 7-9 PM in the LANE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8622 Buffalo Avenue, where funeral services will be held Friday 11 AM, with the Rev. Dr. Isaac Ihiasota officiating. The interment will be in Riverdale Cemetery, Lewiston, NY. Visit www.lanefuneralhome.com.
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Jan E. Johnston  
Dec. 9, 1959 – Nov. 3, 2009
EVANSVILLE — Jan Elizabeth Johnston, 49, Evansville, passed away Nov. 3, 2009. at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Evansville, after a brief illness. She was born Dec. 9, 1959, in Anderson, and grew up in Anderson, moving to Evansville in 1978.Jan was a 1978 graduate of Madison Heights High School and received her associates degree from Ivy Tech graduating magna cum laude.
Jan was a qualified medical assistant and certified nursing assistant in Evansville. She served her country in the U.S. Army during Desert Storm. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Anderson and formerly Jobs Daughters Bethel 13.She is survived by her parents, Robert E. and Nancy Jane (Stephenson) Johnston of Anderson; sister, Jill (Johnston) and husband Troy Allen Brown of Palmetto, Fla.; and niece, Hailey Danielle Gimenez of Palmetto, Fla.  She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Kenneth M. and Vera Lela (Hensley) Stephenson; and paternal grandparents, Clarence Lester and Rose (Stoffel) Johnston.  Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes and Crematory, South Chapel, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson, with Pastor David Comstock officiating. A celebration of life luncheon will be held immediately following the service at the Robert D. Loose Community Room in the Carriage House.Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Anderson, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society; Indiana State Chapter, 7301 Georgetown Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268. Post online condolences at www.loosefuneralhomes.com or www.theheraldbulletin.com.
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Leon Theo Kats
BLYTHEWOOD — A funeral service for Leon Theo Kats, 54, of Blythewood, will be held Saturday, November 7, 2009, at the Ridgeway Ward, Centerville Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Centerville, 1391 Centerville Road, Ridgeway, SC, with Bishop Tony Ashworth officiating. Interment will follow in Centerville Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 until 9 o’clock at Shives Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, 5202 Colonial Drive, Columbia, SC 29203.   
Mr. Kats died Wednesday, November 4, 2009. Born October 12, 1955, he was a son of Johanna Willemse Kats and the late Myer Kats. He proudly served his country for 21 years in the U.S. Air Force, and he served overseas in Operation Desert Storm. Following his military service, Mr. Kats worked as a teacher at Camden Middle School, where he greatly enjoyed working with Beta Club and the Yearbook group. He was a long time member of the LDS church, where he served in various leadership positions.  Survivors include his beloved wife Jennifer; son, Brandon Kats; daughters, Rachel and Mary Kats; sisters, Esther Reese, Yvonne Sandel and Annette Kucera; and many nieces and nephews.www.ShivesFuneralHome.com  (803)754-6290
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Charles J. Lee
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. – Mr. Charles J. Lee, 52, of Thurmond Street, entered into rest Monday, November 9, 2009 at his residence. His funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 4:30 pm in the Rowland Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Wayne R. Bruner officiating with Masonic Rites and full Military Honors. Interment will be private. Mr. Lee was a native of Walhalla, SC and lived in North Augusta for the past five months. He was a member of Bible Methodist Church. Mr. Lee was a Master Mason and a chemical operator and electronic technician for General Chemical. He retired from the US Navy as a Chief Petty Officer with 23 years of service and served in Vietnam, Desert Storm and Kuwaiti Freedom. He was the most giving and forgiving man. Mr. Lee is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Bartlett Lee of North Augusta, SC; one foster son, Roy Charles Short of Union, SC; one step son, William Scott Oliver of Augusta, GA; a daughter Daveina Maye Lee May of Ohio, a beloved granddaughter, Marrington Elizabeth Moltzen of North Augusta, SC, which he raised as a daughter and was his special munchkin; three step daughters, Tammy Harrison of Charleston, SC, Anita Moltzen of Jackson, SC, and Angel Routt of Ohio; his beloved father in law, Thomas B. Bartlett of Blythe, GA; no brothers or sisters; two sisters in law, Cynthia Hayes of North Augusta, SC and Jeannie Long and husband David of Blythe, GA; a brother in law, Johnny Bartlett of Augusta, GA; two nephews, Dean Hayes and Cody Hayes, both of North Augusta, SC; a granddaughter, Olivia Rose May of Ohio; three step grandsons, Christian Taylor Biering of Jackson, SC, Anthony Wagers and Jacob Wagers, both of Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alexander and Geraldine O’Connor Bonniville Lee. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Odom, David Allen Long, Jr., John Galarza, Robert Roy Griffin, Sr., Lee Wetherington, and Barry McCarthy Suggs. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3:00 pm until service time. Rowland Funeral Home of North Augusta is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on November 10, 2009
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Derrick Andre Mathis
Derrick Andre Mathis – SAVANNAH – Derrick Andre Mathis had his transition on Saturday, November 14, 2009, at the home of his mother. Mr. Mathis was a 1983 graduate of A. E. Beach High School and he attended Savannah Technical College. Derrick served his country in the U. S. Army. He attained the rank of Sergeant. He participated in Operation Desert Storm where he received numerous accommodations and medals. Mr. Mathis was employed with Neal Blunn, Daniel Lumber and Thunderbolt Elementary School. Until his illness, he was employed as a truck driver with Pepsi Cola and Acme Trucking Companies. A daughter, Jessica Alicia Mathis, preceded him in death. Survivors : Mother: Eunice Dingle (Henry) Savannah, GA, father: Norman Mathis (Nicole), Upper Marlboro, Maryland, brothers: Norman Mathis (Annette) and Anthony (Michelle) Mathis of Solomon Island, Maryland, sister: Kia Harrison (Craig) Atlanta, GA, and a loving devoted companion: Angela Sterns , a special adopted brother: Tom Hilton (Bonnie), all of Waldorf, MD; God parents: Willie Mae Young, Dublin, GA, Alfred Young, Pooler, GA and many Uncles, Aunts, Nephews, Nieces, Cousins and other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be held 1 a.m., Thursday, November 19, 2009 at First Evergreen Baptist Church, 622 E. Bolton Street, Savannah. Interment: Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Savannah Morning News November 17, 2009 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries .
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Robert M. Neal
Robert M. NEAL On November 1st, 2009 we lost the person that taught us the true meaning of unconditional love, Robert M. Neal, our dad, "Paca", husband, and friend. He was a storyteller, a lover of poetry, and a rescuer of animals. He had a compassionate heart and would notice the needs of others, quietly taking action, never wanting recognition. You had a way of telling us just what we needed to hear. We will miss sitting around the dinner table, the smell of your cigars, the sawdust from your shop, and having the stereo blasting. Raised in Des Moines by his dad and mom, George and Ada Neal he and his sister Janice spent their childhood running wild. His parents adored him as did his pet rat, Stuart Little, and Petey the owl. Shortly after his 17th birthday he dropped out of high school to join the Marines and served in the Korean War. Semper Fi! Joining the Seattle Police Department in 1961, he spent 34 years working at a job he loved and working with people he loved even more. He served in the Army Reserve for 24 years, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer. Activated for Desert Storm in 1991, his unit provided security for dignitaries including Colin Powell and Dick Cheney. Survived by his wife of 16 years, Dee Anne Neal, his daughters Kimberly and Stacy, their mother Sharon, his grandsons, Daniel and Ryan and his many wonderful friends. Tell Denise we love her. Here’s to your fierce strength, unequaled toughness and kind heart. We love you, XOXO A committal ceremony will be held Tuesday November 10th at 10:00 am at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th St. in Kent, WA. A memorial and celebration will be held the same day at 3:30 pm in the Plaza Room at the Edmonds Public Library, 650 Main St. in Edmonds, WA. In lieu of flowers please send donations to: the Seattle PD Chaplan’s Fund. Care of SPD West Precinct 810 Virginia Street Seattle, WA, 98101. Published in The Seattle Times from November 7 to November 8, 2009
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RICHARD PAUGH Sr.
 Richard H. Paugh Sr. 1946 ~ 2009 Richard Paugh Sr. passed away in West Valley City, Utah on November 4, 2009 at the age of 62.He was born on November 29, 1946 to Delbert and Francis Paugh in Bridgeport, Conn. Richard married Mary Ann Gross in Murray, Utah on October 25, 1984. He spent his life in service to the country that he loved, serving in both Vietnam and Desert Storm. Richard was an avid hunter and outdoorsman, and enjoyed wood work, always making something special for his grandchildren. He was called home to be with the Lord while at home surrounded by loved ones. Richard is survived by his wife and six children, Richard Jr, Barbara, Kenny, Brenda, Betty and Eugene, 10 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. A visitation will be held on November 7, 2009 at Valley View Funeral Home from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Papa we love you and will miss you. Gone but not forgotten.
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Chip Seaver
GREENSBORO – Mr. Chip Seaver, 43, of Greensboro, died Sunday, November 8, 2009 at Moses Cone Hospital. A funeral service will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at First Baptist Church by Dr. Stephen Pressley. Interment with full military honors will follow at Westminster Gardens. Chip was born April 30, 1966 in Greensboro, the son of Leslie Wellington Seaver, Jr. and Mary Frances Gilbert Seaver. Chip was a graduate of Grimsley High School and attended GTCC in the Fire Science Program. Chip was a Lance Corporal in the US Marine Corp, serving as a scout sniper during Operation Desert Storm. He was selected as one of five to serve on the Color Guard at his graduation at marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC. Chip attended First Baptist Church and loved the outdoors as shown by his feat of reaching the summit of Mount Rainier in Seattle, Washington. Most of all, Chip was a devoted father to his children, Kaitlyn and Dillan. Chip was a 14 year Greensboro Firefighter assigned to NC U.S.A.R. Task Force 6. He was also Fire Equipment Operator for Engine #5. Chip was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lucille and Les Seaver and Thomas Ray and Fay Feageans Gilbert. In addition to his children, Chip is survived by his wife, Kyra W. Seaver; father, Les W. Seaver-Davis of Cambodia ; mother, Mary Gilbert Eanes and husband Jim of The Villages, FL; sister, Scottie Seaver of Greensboro. The family will receive friends Wednesday, 6 – 8 p.m., at Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm St. Chapel. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association , 122 N. Elm St., Greensboro, NC 27401 Online condolences may be made at www.mem.com
Published in News Record from November 11 to November 12, 2009
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HOWARD LAMAR STANFORD
STANFORD, HOWARD LAMAR, of Pleasant Grove, has passed away at the age of 38. He was a Tech Sgt. in the U.S. Air Force where he served in Desert Storm, Iraq and Kuwait. He is survived by his wife, Amanda Stanford; children, Caleb and Bayleigh Stanford; parents, Jerry and Betty Stanford; brothers, Scott and Carl Stanford and his sister, Karla Stanford. Funeral Services will be held at Brown Service West Chapel on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. with burial to follow in Pleasant Grove Methodist Church Cemetery. Ernie Stump officiating. The family will accept visitors on Friday evening, November 13, 2009 from 6 until 8p.m. Brown Service West Chapel is honored to serve the Stanford family.
Published in The Birmingham News on November 12, 2009
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Robert Stone Jr.  

Robert Paul "Stoney" Stone Jr., 48, Douglassville, died on Nov. 4, 2009, at Reading Hospital.
Born in Maywood-Bell, Calif., he was a son of Ruth Viola (Firering) Solomon and the late Robert P. Stone Sr. A 1978 graduate of Boyertown High School, Robert served in the U.S. Navy during Desert Storm with the SeaBees. He was a forklift operator for CEI Co. (Kiwi) for 27 years.  A member of the Amity Fire Company, he served as their photographer. He also photographed muscle cars and custom hot rods for Mopar Magazine Inc. and Orange County Choppers.
Robert was a Free and Accepted Mason. His interests, in addition to photography, included making Indian jewelry, peace pipes and soap stone carvings.  In addition to his mother, he is survived by one brother, Michael L. Stone of Mammoth Springs, Ark.; one sister, Shanna Goza, fianceé of Rudy Updegrove of Boyertown; one nephew, Michael L. Stone Jr.; an uncle, Dave Firering, and his wife, Susan, of Royersford; and an aunt, Dora Firering of Pottstown.  Funeral services with fireman’s honors will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, at Houck & Gofus Funeral Home Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown. Masonic services will be begin at 10:45 a.m. Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park,Pottstown. A viewing will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family at w.houckgofusfuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to Amity Fire Company, P.O. Box 383, Douglassville, PA 19518.
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Warren J. Tompkins
TOMPKINS Warren J. Tompkins, 60, passed away Saturday, November 14 after a courageous battle with Cancer. Warren was born February 28, 1949 in Phila and resided in NJ for the 1st 26 yrs of his life. Warren then enlisted in the Air Force in 1975where he spent his next 20 yrs traveling the US and serving in Desert Storm before retiring as TSGT. He is survived by his beloved wife, Natalie, children Eric and Tracy and 3 grandchildren Ariel, Tyler and Madison. A celebration of Warren’s life will be held during Visitation on Wed. 6-8p at Hardage Giddens Funeral Home, 11801 San Jose Blvd. A graveside service with Military Honors will be held at the Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Road on Thursday immediately following a 11:00am Mass at St. Joseph’s Historical Catholic Church, 11730 Old St. Augustine Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32258. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Arrangements by: Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 11801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 904-288-0025 Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com 
Published in Florida Times-Union on November 17, 2009
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Philip B. VanPelt
VanPELT Philip B. VanPelt, 77, of Ashville, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2009 at his residence. Born March 26, 1932 in Huston, MO. to George and Thelma Davis VanPelt. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Tech Sgt. , serving during Korea and Desert Storm. Member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ashville, VFW #7941 of So. Bloomfield, American Legion #134 and AmVets #2256 both of Circleville, Ashville Community Men’s Club, Lockbourne Lodge #232 and Scottish Rite. Preceded in death by parents, two brothers and two sisters. Survived by wife of 53 years, Joyce M. (Holman) VanPelt; sons, Charles Jay (Robin) VanPelt of Columbus, Garry (Linda) VanPelt, all of Willard; daughter, Cindy R. Wickline of Ashville; grandchildren, Charles "Chip" VanPelt, Megan (Kyle) Smith, Andrew Paul VanPelt, Dustin Kyle VanPelt, Philip, Sarah, Joseph, and Amanda Wickline; also many friends. Friends may call today, Tuesday, November 17 from 4-7 p.m. at the OLIVER-CHEEK FUNERAL HOME, Ashville and 1 hour before service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 with Rev. Martin Francis officiating. Burial will follow in Harrison Twp. Cemetery. Masonic Service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. For those who wish memorials can be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6046 St. Paul Road, Ashville, 43103, VFW #7941, 3301 Northup Ave., So. Bloomfield 43102, OSU Foundation for Leukemia Research, P.O. Box 183112, Columbus, OH 43218.  Published in The Columbus Dispatch on November 17, 2009
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David Wiles  
Lt. Col. David Ronald Wiles, 52, of Cortland, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio.He was born Nov. 14, 1956 in Fort Campbell, Ky. to the late Eugene Ronald and Helen Wilma Campbell Wiles.David was active duty as a navigator in the U.S. Air Force until time of death. He served in Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and Desert Storm. He enjoyed playing golf, fishing and traveling.David is survived by his fiancé, Hiroko Jo; his daughter, Jennifer Michelle Wiles of Chicago, Ill.; and his sister Laurie (Colin) Nichols of Jefferson City, Mo.Preceding him in death are his parents and his brother, Roger Dale Johnson.Visitation for Lt. Col. David Wiles will be held Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009 after 6:30 p.m. at the chapel of Somerset Undertaking and Crematory.A celebration of David’s life will be held Friday, Nov. 6, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Somerset Undertaking and Crematory with Rev. J. S. New officiating. A military service honoring David will be performed by Wright-Patterson AFB Honor Guard.Interment will be in the Mill Springs National Cemetery.Somerset Undertaking and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.Condolences may be expressed to the Wiles family at www.somersetundertaking.com
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Francisco N. Terranova (Frank)
1SG Francisco (Frank) N. Terranova – POOLER – 1SG Francisco (Frank) N. Terranova, US Army, 56, Savannah, GA, Nov 3, 2009. Survived by his beloved wife of 33 years, Leslie Fournier Terranova of Pooler, GA, and children Nicole (Charlie) Byrum, Jennie, Katie (James) Atwell, David, grandson James H. Atwell IV; loving mother, Mary L. Terranova, sisters Virginia (Jay) Lovitt, Patricia Shumate, Licia, brother Joe (Brenda) Terranova, in-laws Oscar and Georgia Fournier, sisters-in-law, Jean (Mark) Jacobi, Carolyn (Jeff) Heintz, Mary (John) Clohisy and 34 beloved nieces & nephews. Preceded in death by father, Joseph C. Terranova and brother-in-law, Michael A. Fournier. Funeral Nov 12 Immacolata Catholic Church, Clayton, MO. Laid to rest Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay MO. 1SG Terranova was on active duty until the time of his death. Tours of duty included Operation Desert Shield/Storm with 101st Airborn and Operation Iraqi Freedom 1,3,5. He received the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (3), and numerous other awards. Donations to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: www.pancan.org . Savannah Morning News November 11, 2009 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries .
Published in Savannah Morning News on November 11, 2009
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Walter Roschitz
Walter Roschitz, 57, Kansas City, Kan., passed away on Friday, November 6, 2009. Walt was the son of Maggie and Willi Roschitz. Walt was born Sept. 7, 1952, in Bruck on der Mur, Austria. He attended Saint Mary-Saint Anthony grade school, graduated from Bishop Ward High School and attended Pittsburg State University. Walt graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the United States Army, Corps of Engineers. He faithfully served his country with honor, patriotism and distinction for 20 years. Walt honorably retired as a Major in 1994. Walt served at numerous bases throughout the United States, with overseas assignments in Germany, Korea, Iraq and Kuwait. His final military assignment was at Fort McPherson, Ga., where he supported the combat/construction efforts for soldiers stationed in Iraq. Walt attended the Engineer Advanced Course and the Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Walt’s military decorations included, Four Meritorious Service Medals, Five Army Commendation Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal and the Overseas Service Medal. His military career was noted for his exceptional leadership, technical skills and devotion to duty. Upon retirement, Walt returned to Kansas. In 1995, Walt again was asked to serve his country in times of crisis. Walt accepted an engineer position with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and traveled throughout the United States as a first responder during crisis and national disasters. He handled severe storms, flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters. One of Walt’s proudest memories was supporting New York City after the World Trade Center terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001. He was personally recognized and awarded by the Mayor of NYC for his commitment, dedication and spirit of service. He will be long remembered by those he helped. He also directed the rebuilding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and was working on the reconstruction efforts in Florida prior to his death. Survivors include his mother, Maggie, brother, Willi, daughter, Kristin and son, Michael. He leaves a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Walt will be greatly missed by all who knew him and those who were touched by his gentle spirit, contagious smile, humor and dedicated service to his country. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Walt’s memory to the Saint Mary-Saint Anthony Catholic Church, the Veterans Hospital, Kansas City, Mo., or the American Cancer Society . Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, where the rosary will be prayed at 5:30 p.m. at Skradski Funeral Home, 340 N. Sixth St., KCK. The Funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at St. Mary-St. Anthony Catholic Church, 615 N. Seventh St., KCK. Burial will follow at the Leavenworth National Cemetery with full military honors. Arr.: Skradski Funeral Home, KCK, (913) 371-1404. www.skradski-kc.com
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Short Notice-Confirmed Mission-Pfc..Erick Berry,US Army Desert Storm Vet,Broken Arrow,OK 18 Nov 09
 
The family of US Army, Desert Storm Veteran Pfc. Erick Berry has asked the PGR to stand a flag line at his service to be held on Wednesday 18 November 2009 in Broken Arrow, OK. 
Services and interment will be held at Floral Haven, 6500 S.129th E. Ave., Broken Arrow, OK at 3:00pm.
 
Staging: 2:00pm
            Floral Haven Chapel
            6500 S.129th E. Ave.
            Broken Arrow, OK 74012

Briefing: 2:15pm
 
Flag Line: 2:30pm
 
Weather: Partly Cloudy, low 36*, high 54*  Dress accordingly.
 
Ride Captain: Don "Ape" Serner

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James David Indykiewicz "Jim"
James "Jim" David Indykiewicz March 16, 1971 – November 16, 2009 PHENIX CITY, AL— James "Jim" David Indykiewicz, 38 of Phenix City, AL passed away Monday, November 16, 2009 at his home. A graveside memorial service with military honors will be held 11:00 a.m. EST Friday at Lakeview Memory Gardens with Bro. Robert Goodman officiating, according to Vance Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends this evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. EST at Summerville Baptist Church. Mr. Indykiewicz was born March 16, 1971 in Owatonna, MN son of David H. Indykiewicz and Ruth Ann Hosius Indykiewicz. He was a United States Army Veteran serving during Desert Storm. Mr. Indykiewicz at a younger age was a Boy Scout where he earned the ranking of Eagle Scout. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and he especially enjoyed cooking on the grill. Jim was a member of Summerville Baptist Church in Phenix City. He is survived by his parents, David and Ruth Ann Indykiewicz of Owatonna, MN; wife, Cathy Eileen Ballard Indykiewicz; father and mother-in-law, Winston and Gwen Ballard of Phenix City, AL; two daughters, Meagan Ann Indykiewicz of Columbus, GA and Camryn Elizabeth Indykiewicz of Phenix City, AL; two sons, Brandon James Indykiewicz of Columbus, GA and Kyle James Indykiewicz of Phenix City, AL; two sisters, Joette Scholljegerdes and husband Lowell of Medsord, MN and Janice Indykiewicz of Owatonna, MN; a brother, Robert Indykiewicz of Owatonna, MN; one niece and several nephews; much extended loving family, church family and friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Summerville Baptist Church, 3500 Summerville Rd., Phenix City, AL 36867.
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Jimmy E. Musick  
Jimmy E. Musick, 56, of Terre Haute, passed away Nov. 16, 2009, in his residence. He was born on March 26, 1953, in Amarillo, Texas, the son of James M. Musick and Mae Jean (Dietrick) Musick. He married Cheryl Ludwig and she survives. Jimmy served three terms in the U.S. Army, one term in Vietnam, one in Panama and the final term in Desert Storm. His hobbies included riding his Harley-Davidson and fishing.Survivors include his wife; five children, Monica Musick and husband Kevin Jardon,Brandy Musick, Elaine Schultz, Christine Griffin, all of Terre Haute, and Sandra Griffin of Alabama; seven grandchildren, Stephanie Musick, Christopher Jardon, Zachariah Musick, Leah Lannae Musick, Wyatt Eugene Musick, Elijah Edward Haney and Fay Schultz; two brothers, Donnie Taylor and wife Karen of Virginia and Roy Taylor of California; two sisters, Tessie Musick of Louisiana and Cely Ann Musick of Texas; several nieces and nephews; and his faithful companion Schnauzer, Sally Ann. He was preceded in death by his parents.Cremation is scheduled and memorial services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Thomas Funeral Home, 2200 N. 13th St. Terre Haute Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 972 will perform military rites at the funeral home. 
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CHRISTOPHER ERIC ANSPACH
(CAPTAIN, USAF, RET.) Went to meet his Lord and Savior on Nov. 17, 2009 in Rapid City, So Dakota after a valiant battle with cancer for 19 years. Chris was born on 17 Dec. 1963 in Pomona, CA. Chris or "Spock" as he was known to his friends, graduated form Upland High School, Upland, CA. in 1982. He ex celled in sports of all kinds particularly baseball and football. While in

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