Gulf War Desert Storm Veterans Deaths Part 2

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Part 2 Desert Storm Veterans/Gulf War 1 Veterans Recent Deaths

We remember and honor each of these veterans who were exposed to toxins in the Gulf War.

Do not let deaths be in vain.  Their families and survivors need to be remembered!  They need attention now.

James T. Odom   |

ODOM JAMES THOMAS ODOM (Age 68) Of Woodbridge, VA passed away April 23, 2010. He was the

husband of Anita Odom. Mr. Odom was a U. S. Army veteran of Desert Storm/Desert Shield and

retired as Chief Warrant Officer 4 with more than 30 years service. He was Past Master of

Alt Heidelberg Masonic Lodge No. 821 A.F. & A.M. Mr. Odom was born in Norfolk, VA

February 5, 1942, a son of the late Lewis W. and Mary E. Odom. In addition to his wife, he

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is survived by his daughter, Lisa Koren and her husband Terry of Fredericksburg; son, Lewis

Odom of Frederick, MD, brother Glenn Odom and his wife, Carol, of Corpus Christi, TX;

sister Patricia Mitchell and husband, Bill, of Virginia Beach, VA; two grandchildren, Kyle

Dosier of Richmond, VA and Taylor Dosier of Fredericksburg, VA; and one great grandson,

Chase Howell of Fredericksburg, VA. A memorial service will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday,

May 1, 2010 at Mountcastle Life Celebration Home, 4143 Dale Blvd., Dale City, VA. Inurnment

will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made

to Community Hospice and the American Cancer Society . Special thanks to Dr. Coleman,

Evelyn, and Faye of Hospice and Harleen and Diane of Fairfax Oncology who took such good

care of Jim during his battle. Jim”s Credo was, “I was a soldier, I am a soldier and I

will always be a soldier.”

Published in The Washington Post on April 27, 2010

Steven Anthony Wayne   |
Wayne, Steven Anthony
Mr. Wayne of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on April 28, 2010. He was born in Panama City, FL

on February 22, 1969. At a young age, Steve and his family moved to San Bernardino, CA.

Shortly after his father’s passing in 1982, Steve moved to Lafayette, CA near San Francisco

to live with his older sister and brother-in-law. He attended Acalanes High School in

Lafayette where he excelled in sports and made several life long friends. After graduating

from high school in 1987, Steve joined the U.S. Marine Corps where he did his basic

training in San Diego, CA. While in boot camp, he was one of only seven recruits out of a

class of 70 to receive a Meritorious Promotion to First Class which he and his family were

immensely proud of. After basic training Steve was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine

Division in 29 Palms, CA where he was trained as a machine gunner. His unit traveled and

trained extensively overseas and participated in Operation Desert Shield Kingdom of Saudi

Arabia and Operation Desert Storm to liberate Kuwait. He received many decorations and

awards including the Armed Forces Expenditionary Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National

Defense Service Medal and Meritorious Unit Commendation. Following military service, Steve

enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley, graduating in 1995 with a bachelor’s

degree in political science. Moving to Arizona following graduation, Steve worked in the

transportation industry and joined Federal Express in Phoenix where he worked his way up to

Senior Account Executive. At Fed Ex he made many friends and won several awards, including

the President’s Club Award. Steve was preceded in death by his Father Anthony R. Wayne. He

is survived by his wife Jill, step-daughter Kiley, mother Joan, sisters Vicki Hamill and

Susan Johnson, brother-in-law Grant Hamill, niece Marie Johnson and nephews David, Erik,

Alex Hamill. Steve had a kind heart and will be greatly missed by all of us who loved him.

His family wishes to thank all of the doctors and nurses at St. Joseph’s Hospital for their

wonderful and loving care for Steve and support of his family. A memorial service will be

held at Corpus Christi Catholic Church at 3550 East Knox Road, Phoenix, AZ on Thurs
day, May 20, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. A reception at the church will follow. In lieu of flowers,

Steve’s family asks that a donation be made to St. Joseph’s Foundation (602-406-3041).

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John Edward Reach Sr.
1947 – 2010

John Edward Reach, Sr., 62 Army National Guard Veteran John Edward Reach, Sr., 62, of

Hanisch Road, Attleboro, died unexpectedly in the early morning hours of Wednesday, April

28, 2010 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. He was the beloved husband of Cynthia L.

(Dean) Reach to whom he was married on December 30, 1966.

Born in Providence, Rhode Island on October 21, 1947, he was a son of the late John William

and Sally (McKusker) Reach. He was raised and educated in Cranston, Rhode Island where he

was a 1965 graduate of Cranston East High School. He later matriculated in numerous

professional and National Guard curriculum.

Mr. Reach resided in Attleboro for the past 20 years having previously resided in Mansfield

and Taunton.

He was employed as a C.N.C. machinist for Tri-Tech, Inc. in Canton for many years until

November 2009.

Mr. Reach was a proud soldier having dedicated 22 years to the Massachusetts National Guard

and having served during Operation Desert Storm.

Among his favorite pastimes was fresh and salt water fishing, traveling, listening to all

types of music but his most memorable times were those spent in the company of family

members creating lifelong memories.

In addition to his beloved wife of 43 years, he leaves a devoted son: John E. Reach, Jr.

and his wife, Michelle E. (Howell) Reach, of North Attleboro and a devoted daughter: Dina

M. Baldasoro and her husband, Vincent P. Baldasoro, Jr. of North Attleboro.

He was the cherished grandpa of Vinny, Erica, Ray, Nick, Andy and Hannah. He was the

brother of James Reach of Providence, Rhode Island and the uncle of Lisa M. Reach in

Indiana.

He also leaves nieces, nephews, extended family members and dear friends.

His family will lovingly remember a dedicated husband, father and grandfather who was a

devoted soldier to his country.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend visitation with Veteran’s Honors on

Monday, May 3, 2010 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM in the “Memorial Chapel” of the Dyer-Lake Funeral

Home – the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village

of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.

Those in need of transportation to visitation may simply call the funeral home at (508)

695-0200 to make an advance reservation for such gratis transportation.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend the funeral service with Veteran’s

Honors on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 10:00 AM in the “Memorial Chapel” of the Dyer-Lake

Funeral Home – the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue,

Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro with the Rev. Victor Chaupetta, M.S. of the

National Shrine of Our Lady of LaSalette, Park Street, Attleboro, officiating.

Private burial with full military honors will be on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at the

Massachusetts National Cemetery, MacArthur Boulevard, Bourne.

Children’s room available during visitation and the funeral service.

An invitation will be extended to join the family for a time of continued fellowship and

refreshments following the funeral service and prior to the private committal service at

the cemetery.

Please do not send flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the

Dyer-Lake Charitable Foundation, Inc., a registered 501 (c) 3 organization, 161

Commonwealth Avenue, North Attleboro, MA 02760 to benefit the American Diabetes

Association.

For additional information or to send the family a written expression of sympathy, please

visit an online guest book located on the internet at www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth

Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. (508) 695-0200.
Scott S. Evers   |

FAIRFIELD — Scott S. Evers, 38, died May 13, 2010, at the Oak Grove Center in Waterville

following a long illness.
He was born in Waterville, April 23, 1972, the son of Stephen R. and Judith A. (Hoxie)

Evers. Scott was a graduate of Lawrence High School. He married Star Ross on April 30,

1999, in Waterville. He was a veteran of Desert Storm, serving in the U.S. Army from

1990 to 1994. Scott worked 10 years at Maine Track Maintenance in South Portland. He later

worked at Poland Springs in Auburn until 2008. Due to ill health, he resided at the Maine

Veterans Home in Augusta for the past two years.

He was a member of the Waterville Elks #905, American Legion Post #14 of Fairfield.

Scott loved barbecuing, being outdoors, Maine Hockey, the New York Yankees and being with

his friends and family. Most of all he loved trips to Old Orchard Beach and vacationing in

the Caribbean. Scott enjoyed spending lots of time with his wife, Star, and best friends

Ross and Evie Hall. He enjoyed taking the time to plan the next trip or activity. He

enjoyed laying in the pool and working on his tan. Scott was extremely social, talked to

everyone, and loved to meet new friends. He enjoyed visiting his friends at the Elks and

American Legion. He also enjoyed fun times through out his life with friends Jeff and Kelly

Alley and Jen and Joel Littlfield. He will be sadly missed by all of his friends and

family.

Scott is survived by his wife, Star Evers and a daughter, Felicia Ross, both of Fairfield

and his loving dog Cooper also of Fairfield; two sisters, Lori Patrie and husband Brian of

Olathe, Kansas, and Tammy Oakes and husband Brian of Fairfield; a brother, Jeffery Evers of

Waterville; his parents, Stephen and Judith Evers of Fairfield; many nieces, nephews and

cousins;

aunt Carol Gilbert of Winston-Salem, N.C., and uncle James Evers of Benton.

A graveside memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Friday, May 21, at the Maine Veterans

Cemetery on the Mount Vernon Road in Augusta. There will be a celebration of Scott’s life

after the service at the Elks Banquet Hall in Waterville. Scott’s preference would have

been casual attire. At Scott’s

request there will be no visitation hours.

Friends wishing may make donations in his memory to HealthReach HomeCare & Hospice, 10

Water St., Suite 307, Waterville, ME 04901.

Arrangements under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445

Waterville Road, Skowhegan.

Published in Morning Sentinel on May 17, 2010
Shawn W. Coles   |

Shawn W. Coles 1967- 2010 WORCESTER – Shawn W. Coles bravely went home to be with the Lord

at Univ. Mass. Medical Ctr. in Worcester, MA on Sunday, May 9, 2010. Shawn was born in

Springfield, MA to Linda (Montgomery) Coles and Howard Coles Sr. He attended Fort Knox High

School in KY and Tennessee Technical College in Cooksville, TN. Shawn was a U.S. Army

Veteran of Desert Storm and a Born Again Christian who loved the Lord. He leaves to cherish

his precious memories: his maternal grandmother, Dorothy Montgomery of Springfield, MA,

mother, Linda Coles, his father, Howard Coles, Sr. (Angela) his son, Shawn Coles II, two

daughters Malisa and Morgan Coles of Columbus, GA, three brothers, Troy (Cara) Coles of

Northborough, MA, Danny Coles of Springfield, MA and Howard Coles Jr. of Louisville, KY and

the only sister, Sonja (Armando) Cruz of West Springfield, MA, he also leaves twin

grandchildren Makhi and Myaunna as well as a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces,

nephews and friends. Calling hours will be Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 12:00 pm – 1:00pm at

Gardner Memorial AME Zion Church, 90 Carew Street Springfield, MA, followed by the funeral

at 1:00pm. His burial will be with Military Honors at Massachusetts Veterans Memorial

Cemetery, in Agawam, MA. Please sign on-line condolences at www.hendersonsfh.com
Stuart Olin Spransy   |

SPRANSY, STUART OLIN, 61, of Louisville, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010 at VA Hospital.

Born in Durham, NC, he was a retired communications engineer of 30 years with various

government agencies. Stuart was also an Army Vietnam veteran who was chemically wounded

with Agent Orange and was also a member of Christ Church United Methodist where he was

always available to help others with their computers. He participated in almost every

conflict, large and small between Vietnam and Desert Storm and helped other veterans file

their VA claims. He visited all continents except Antarctica.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Spransy and Betty Sorrells-Spransy.

He is survived by his loving wife, the former Barbara Bradley; daughters, Elspeth Marie and

Lenore Elyse Spransy; brother, Gerald Peele (Peggy); and his cat, Harry T.

His memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at Christ Church United

Methodist, 4614 Brownsboro Road. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service

Wednesday. Highlands Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements Expressions of sympathy may

be made to the American Cancer Society New York Hope Lodge , 132 W. 32nd St., New York, NY,

10001.Gregory P. Boughman   |   Visit Guest Book
Gregory P. Boughman
Age 42, of Massillon passed away Friday, May 21, 2010 at his residence with his loving

family at his side following a 14-year battle with a brain tumor.
Greg was born in Massillon on September 21, 1967, the son of Gene P. and Sharon (Wolfarth)

Boughman.
He was a Veteran of the United States Army and served during Desert Storm.
He was a foreman at Everhard Products and was employed there 20 years.
Greg was a very active member of Richville United Church of Christ.
He enjoyed rebuilding tractors, and loved spending time with his family. He will be sadly

missed by his aunts, his uncle, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and co-workers.
On June 1, 1991, Greg married Kimberly (Border). During their 19 years of marriage they had

four children: Kayley, Brandon, Jonathan, and Dustin; also surviving is his mother, Sharon

(Robert) Woods of Coshocton; sisters, Lori (Scott) McPeak of Dennison, Ohio, and Anita

(Steve) Lovell of Wooster.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gene P. Boughman.
Visitation will be Tuesday, May 25th from 6-8 p.m. at Paquelet Funeral Home, 1100 Wales Rd.

NE.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with visitation

from noon until the time of service. Pastor Bert Ambrose and Chaplin Jim Scalf will

officiate.
Interment with military honors will follow in Brookfield Cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special ‘thank you’ to the staff and employees of

Everhard Products, the members and friends of Richville United Church of Christ and the

staff of Stark County Hospice for all of their support during Greg’s illness.
Messages of comfort and support may be sent to:

www.paquelet.com
Paquelet/Massillon
A Golden Rule Funeral Home 330-833-3222

Published in The Repository on May 24, 2010
Diana Antionette Braun-Polintan   |

Diana Antionette Braun-Polintan, died at the age of 61 from breast cancer at the Veterans

Administration Hospital in Decatur, Ga. on May 22, 2009. Diana was born in Bridgeport to

Mr. Willard H. and Mrs. Flora (Danise) Braun on February 9, 1948. She attended schools in

Danbury, and graduated in 1975 from Hill Bert College with a degree in Nursing. Ms.

Braun-Polintan worked as a private nurse coordinator for Eleanore Roosevelt Developmental

Center in Albany, N.Y. from 1971 to 1981. Ms. Braun-Polintan joined the Air Force in 1981,

including serving in Operation Desert Shield/ Storm from August 1990 to October 1996.

During her 15 years in the Air Force, Diana received the Air Force Commendation Medal, the

Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Longevity Service Award, the Air Force Overseas

Long Tour Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award. Diana

set some of the highest standards for women in the Air Force to achieve. After retiring

from the Air Force, Diana went to work for the IRS until her death. Diana enjoyed life to

the fullest including scuba diving, cross-country skiing, motorcycling and world travel.

She, however, always put her family first. She is survived by her mother, Flora D. Hubert;

brother, Billy Braun; and stepfather, Donald Hubert. Diana will be missed dearly by all. A

Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter Church, Saturday at 9:15 am. Interment will

be held at St. Peter Cemetery at 10:15 a.m. A luncheon will follow from 11 am to 3 p.m. at

Anthony’s Lake Club in Danbury.Scottie E. CANNON   |   Visit Guest Book
NEWPORT NEWS – Scottie Earl Cannon departed this life in Newport News, Va., on May 3, 2010.
He was born to James “JC” Curtis Cannon and Hattie Belle Cannon on Aug. 9, 1953, in

Greenville, N.C., where he attended public school and thereafter graduated from J.H. Rose

High School in 1972. Scottie retired, after 20 years of service in 1992, from Ft.

Leavenworth, Kan., with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was a Desert Storm survivor. After

his formal retirement, Scottie was employed with the military to serve in a civilian

capacity as Legal Assistant for the JAG Office at Fort Monroe for 12 years. Additionally,

during his military career, Staff Sergeant Scottie Cannon received several military

accommodations including a 25 year U.S. Government Military Citation in March 1999.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 34 years, Heike-Katrin Cannon; two sons, Scottie

Jr. (Narcarsia) of Fort Campbell, Ky., and Markus (Valencia) of Newport News; parents,

James Curtis and Hattie Belle Cannon of Greenville, N.C.; sisters and brothers, Linda Brock

and Blinda Brock, both of Washington, D.C., Deborah Cannon of Rocky Mount, N.C., Darline

(Dr. Phil) Lucas of Hampton, Va., Samuel (Jackie) Cannon of Greenville, N.C., Diane

(Lambert) Logan of Newport News, Va., Stanley “Duval” Cannon of Atlanta, Ga., Valerie

Denise Cannon of Newport News, Va., and Anthony (Marion) Cannon of Lexington, Ky.; three

grandchildren, Markus Jr., Aaliyah, and Jayden; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews,

cousins; and a best friend for more than 35 years, James Atkinson of Greenville, N.C.
A homegoing celebration will be conducted by Pastor Dr. Phil Lucas at Greater Bethlehem

Christian Assembly (360 Ivy Home Road, Hampton, VA) at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 8, 2010.

Interment will be at the Albert G. Horton Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Suffolk, Va., on

Monday. Funeral services have been entrusted to M.E. Fisher Funeral Home in Newport News.

View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press from May 7 to May 8, 2010

ROBERT H. CLINE III   |

Robert H. Cline III, 41, of Oviedo, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2010. Robert was a

financial specialist with Prudential and was a proud veteran of Operation Desert Storm,

where he served as a Army Medic with the 3/505th Infantry. He was preceded in death in 2003

by his wife Deborah Marie Cline. Mr. Cline is survived by his loving children; his parents,

Robert and Kathryn Cline; and sister, Belinda (Toni). The family will receive friends on

Monday, May 10, 2010 at the Baldauff Family Funeral Home, 1233 Saxon Blvd. Orange City,

from 5pm-7pm with a funeral service at 7pm.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on May 9, 2010
Wilbur R. “Wib” Dias   |

(Home News Tribune)

WILBUR “WIB” R. DIAS
AGE: 74 SPOTSWOOD
Wilbur “Wib” R. Dias, died Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at home, surrounded by his loving

family. He was 74. Born in Indiana County, Pa., he resided in Old Bridge before moving to

Spotswood 40 years ago. Prior to retiring in 1996, Mr. Dias was an assembly line worker at

the Ford plant, Edison, where he worked for over 30 years. He was a Marine Corps veteran

serving in both the Korean and Desert Storm Wars and belonged to the V.F.W. Spotswood Post

4589.
He was predeceased by his brother, Ralph Dias; and his sister, Wanda Kary. Surviving are

his wife of 47 years, Barbara Stader Dias; three daughters, Darlene Ragaglia and her

husband George, and Deborah Santora and her husband Frank, all of Spotswood, and Denise

Schwarz and her husband Tom of South Brunswick; two brothers, Jim and Bill Dias; three

sisters, Nancy Polen of Ohio, Leona Maney of Pennsylvania, and Jean Toscano of West

Virginia; and eight grandchildren, Amanda, Tom, Tyler, Matt, Frankie, Derek, Jaidyn and

Sbailyn. Also surviving are his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Flo and Jim Szlgeti of

Monroe, as well as nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 17 at the Brunswick Memorial

Home, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, where a funeral service will be held at 8:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society , 2600 Highway 1, North

Brunswick, NJ 08902. For directions, please visit www.brunswickmemorialhome.com.

Published in Home News Tribune on May 14, 2010

James Leroy Edwards
James Leroy Edwards, born on Aug.11, 1962, will be laid to rest at the DFW National

Cemetery on Thursday, April 29, 2010.
Jimmy was a veteran who served his country in Operation Desert Storm and taught school in

Colorado.
He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Jane and Charles Frazier of

Corsicana.
Jimmy will be sorely missed by his father and stepmother, James and Marian Edwards of

Mebane, N.C.; his loving daughter, Krystle and husband Abe DiPaolo, and granddaughter,

Emily, of Bonham. Jimmy is also survived by his two older sisters, Janie Austin and Kathy

Decker of Texas and their families.
Arrangements by Aspen Mortuary, Lakewood, Colo. ∞

Christy Keith (Johnson ) Gonzales   |
Christy Keith Johnson Gonzales lost her brave battle against breast cancer April 29, 2010.

Christy Keith was born on February 19, 1972, to Clark and Mary Keith in Alamogordo, New

Mexico. She attended schools in Alamogordo and graduated from Alamogordo High School in

1991. This was followed by a tour of duty in the United States Navy during Desert Storm.

Christy returned to New Mexico and continued her education at New Mexico State University.

She was employed by Memorial Medical Center as the Academic Coordinator of the Family

Practice Medical Residency Program at the time of her death.
Christy loved her children and was known as their number-one-advocate. She was her

husband’s soul mate and they enjoyed what time they had to the fullest. She was also a

loyal sister and a loving daughter. Christy’s work brought her a sense of accomplishment as

she helped guide the physicians through the residency program at Memorial Medical Center.
She leaves behind her husband, Greg Gonzales, her children, Brittany and Lauren Johnson,

Jordan and Jacob Gonzales, her parents, Clark and Mary Keith, her sister and

brother-in-law, Serena and Al Shoop, her nieces, Caryn and Erin Daly and Chelsie Shoop, her

maternal grandparents, Candelario and Ramona Sanchez, as well as aunts, uncles, and many

good friends.
Christy was a fighter to the end. Her courage and strength live on in her children. She

touched many lives, bringing joy and laughter to all who knew her. She will be greatly

missed.
A viewing will be held from 6 PM to 8 PM, Wednesday, May 5, 2010 in Baca’s Funeral Chapels,

300 E. Boutz Road. Her Memorial Service will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, May 8, 2010 at

First Assembly of God, 5605 Bataan Memorial Highway, with Reverend David Vistine,

officiating.
In honor of her courageous battle, her daughters request that you wear breast cancer pink

to the memorial service.
Entrusted to Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces. 527-2222 Exclusive providers for

“Veteran’s and Family Memorial Care.” To send condolences online log on to

www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on May 4, 2010

Jim Mason Gross Sr.
JIM MASON GROSS SR.
October 19, 1949 ~ April 27, 2010
“Most of all, Jim loved his family and his Lord.”

Jim Mason Gross Sr., 60, returned to his Lord on Tues., April 27, 2010 in Clackamas, OR. He

was born on Oct.19, 1949 in Raymond, WA to Charles Mason and Jerline Gross. A lifetime

Clark County resident, Jim graduated from Battle Ground High School and later attended

Clark College.
He was a Veteran of the United States Army during the Vietnam War, and then served in

Operation Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom in the United States Air Force before

retiring with an Honorable Discharge.
Jim was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Washougal, WA and will be remembered for

his love of racing, hunting, camping, and fishing.
Jim is survived by his loving wife, Linda; mother, Jerline Gross of Hayden, ID; children,

James Gross Jr. of Camas, WA, Jeannie David of Camas, Joseph Ortiz of Lacey, WA, and James

Ortiz of Killeen, TX; brothers, Ron Gross of Coeur d’Alene, ID, and Robin Gross of Otis

Orchards, WA; sisters, Becky Hill of Klamath Falls, OR, and Patty Morris of Vancouver, WA;

and 13 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles; and son, Gordon.
There will be a graveside service with full Military Honors on Mon., May 3rd at 9:30 a.m.

at Willamette National Cemetery.
Brown’s Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Camas has been entrusted with arrangements.

To send condolences or to sign the online guestbook, please visit www.brownsfh.com.

Philip Neil Hefner   |

HEFNER, PHILIP NEIL, 44, of Dublin, GA, passed away Saturday, May 22, 2010.

Mr. Hefner was a member of Buckhorn United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the United

States Air Force, serving in Desert Storm. He was also an active member of the 165th Air

National Guard Unit in Savannah, GA.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lenard Hefner.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Hefner of Dublin; three daughters, Hayley Hefner of

Centerville, GA, Brittany Woodard and Christin Woodard, both of Dublin; mother, Sharon

Thompson and father, Garnett Thompson, both of Louisville; sister, Leda (Steve) Sneed of

Macon, GA, mother and father-in-law, Marcia (Wayne) Salyer of Dublin; sister-in-law,

Kimberly Salyer (Greg) Dumas of Macon, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and

cousins.

Service will be held on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Buckhorn United Methodist

Church. Burial will follow in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Macon at 1:30 p.m. Reverend

Tim Faulk and Reverend Billy Warren will officiate.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 25 from 6-8 p.m. at Townsend Brothers Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Mr. Hefner’s memory to Serenity Hospice at

1202-C Hillcrest Pkwy. Dublin, GA 31021 or the American Cancer Society at 216 Waverly Dr.

Dublin, GA 31021. Please visit www.townsendfuneralhome.com to sign the online memorial

register.
B. Scott “Jez” Jeznach   |   Visit Guest Book
B. Scott “Jez” Jeznach, 50, of Westminster, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 22, 2010, at

the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Born March 2, 1960, he was the son of Peggy

and Charles Kuehne, of Cambridge. He was the husband of Josie Jeznach, his wife of 11/2

years. He was a graduate of South Carroll High School in Sykesville and of Western New

England University in Massachusetts. He served in the Army, sergeant 1st class, as a

military intelligence agent and was a jump master in the 82nd Airborne Division and Special

Forces. He served his country in Desert Storm, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, and also in

Panama, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Continental United States. He was the code enforcer for

the City of Westminster and in investigations for the Department of Labor. He was a member

of the Hillsboro, N.C., Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed history and was a re-enactor with

Congresses Own Revolutionary War units, Royal Marines, Star of 1812 and World War II.

Surviving, in addition to his parents and wife, are sister and brother-in-law Cheryl Anne

and Jeffery Phillipe, of Eden; nephew and godchild Russell Charles Phillip, of Eden;

step-children Jose Jr., Daniel and Clarissa Velazquez; aunts and uncles Pat Kelly, Diane

and Jack Folger and Terri and Ken Kuehne; many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; and

numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at

the Westminster fire hall, 28 John St., Westminster. In lieu of flowers, memorial

contributions may be sent to the Westminster fire company, 28 John St., P.O. Box 357,

Westminster, MD 21158; or to the Clarissa Velazquez Education Fund, 450 E. Green St.,

Westminster, MD 21157. Online condolences may be made at www.prittsfuneralhome.com. Sign

this guest book online at www.carrollcountytimes.com.

Published in Carroll County Times on May 25, 2010

Kevin Joseph Kapral I   |

FAYETTEVILLE – Kevin Joseph Kapral I, 49, of 304 Oakland Drive, passed away Sunday, April

25, 2010, in his residence. He was a licensed practical nurse at the VA Medical Center for

more than 25 years. During Operation Desert Storm he served his country in the U.S. Army.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife, Angela K. Kapral of the home; his son,

Kevin Joseph “Little Kevin” Kapral II of the home, and his fiancee, Deborah Nisbet of

Sanford; his mother, Dorothy Kapral of Willingboro, N.J.; a stepgrandson, Gabriel Arminius

Ball; a stepgranddaughter, MaKenzie Reign Ball; two sisters, Kathy and Sue; a brother,

Bill; brothers-in-law, Joseph Jr. and Anthony; father-in-law, Joseph Sr.; a niece, Heather;

and nephew, Jo Jo. The family will receive friends from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Monday, May 3,

2010, prior to services. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 3, 2010, at

Rogers and Breece Funeral Home chapel in Fayetteville with Pastor James Gaulden Jr.

officiating. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Disabled

American Veterans of Cumberland County, 520 Johnson St., Fayetteville, NC 28303; or Paws

with a Cause, 2420 Crabtree Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604. Services entrusted to Rogers and

Breece Funeral Home of Fayetteville.

Published in Fayetteville Observer from May 1 to May 2, 2010

Michael Lee Parton   |

Michael Lee Parton, 42, of Plantation Estates Road, Pulaski, County, and formerly of

Narrows, departed this life at his home where he was found on April 28, 2010. Born in

Pearisburg on September 24, 1967, he was a son of Janet Johnson Parton Trochelman of

Dayton, Ohio and the late Willis D. Parton. He held two degrees from New River Community

College, was a veteran of the United States Army in Desert Storm, had been employed with

Celanese and Volvo, and was currently self-employed in managing his own rental properties.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother and stepfather, Janet J. and Norman Trochelman,

Sr. of Dayton, Ohio; his brother and sister-in-law, The Rev. Anthony D. and Stacy L. Parton

of Pearisburg; his sister, Teresa J. Clark of East Lansing, Michigan; and his nephew and

niece, Noah A. Parton and Deanna G. Parton. Memorial services will be conducted Tuesday,

May 4, 2010 at 6 p.m. in the Peterstown Pentecostal Holiness Church in Peterstown, W.Va.

with Pastor Wesley Galford officiating. The family will receive friends at the church

immediately following the services. The Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke is serving the

Parton Family.

Published in Roanoke Times on May 2, 2010

John C. Pennock M.D.   |
John C. Pennock, MD April 22, 2010 John Charles Pennock, MD, 58, of Mead, WA, ended his

seven year battle with cancer on Thursday, April 22, 2010. He was welcomed into Heaven by

his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for a well deserved rest and celebration of a life

devoted to family and service. Born to Carl and Vivian Pennock on December 28, 1951 in

Syracuse, he was the first born son of five children. John graduated from Cicero High

School in 1970. He was the first Eagle Scout and a founding member of Troop 117. In 1974,

he graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy. John served in the Air Force from 1974 to

1991 as a personnel officer, base commander’s executive officer and physician. He was

awarded the Meritorious Service Award, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Outstanding

Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship

Ribbon and Jump Wings. He served a tour in South Korea and served in support of Oper
ion Desert Shield/Storm. In 1980, John received his Doctorate in Medicine from the

University of Oklahoma. He served as a family physician and on the family practice

residency faculty at Carswell AFB, TX. He practiced family medicine with Group Health

Northwest and Northpointe Family Medicine in Spokane, WA. From 1998 to 2003, he served at

the Spokane Veterans Medical Center as a primary care physician. John served as a Boy Scout

leader in Troop 321 in Richland Hills, TX and Troop 80 in Colbert, WA where he enjoyed

friendships and many outdoor adventures. John was involved with and remained interested in

men’s Bible study and service ministries and missionary activities both at church and in

his personal life. John was a strong, loving and supportive husband to his wife, Jan, whom

he married June 7, 1974; a proud and loving father to two sons, Keith and Nathan and

grandfather to Johnathan. Also surviving are his parents, Vivian and Carl; two sisters,

Cheryl (Brad) Walker and Marie (Mike) Balengee and two brothers, Ronald (Ann) and James

(Judy) Pennock. A reception and service will be held Tuesday, today, in Mead. In lieu of

flowers, please send memorial donations to the Inland Northwest Council Boy Scouts of

America, Samaritan’s Purse or Wounded Warriors Project, Spokane Service Center, 411 W. Boy

Scout Way, Spokane, WA 99201. Fergerson Funeral Home, Inc.

Published in Syracuse Post Standard on April 27, 2010
Published in The Courier-Journal on May 25, 2010
Tara Nannette Phillips   |

TARA NANNETTE (HALE) PHILLIPS
1971 – 2010

Tara Nannette (Hale) Phillips was born Nov. 29, 1971 in Pensacola to the late Ellie G. Hale

and Ossie Mae Hale.
Tara was a 1989 graduate of Pensacola High School. She received an Associate of Science

degree in Business from Central Texas College in 2000; Bachelor in Business from Hawaii

Pacific University in 2004.
She was a member of Zion Hope from 1986 until she entered the military. While living in

Hawaii she was a loyal and faithful member of Fellowship Temple where she served faithfully

for four years.
Tara entered the United States Army in 1990 and served in the Germany and the Persian Gulf

War, Desert Storm. She was Honorably discharged in 2000.
Tara was an employee of the Internal Revenue Service for three years.
Tara departed her earthly home for her heavenly home on April 19 at James V. Haley Veteran

Hospital in Tampa.
Tara leaves to cherish, devoted sons, Hasan Burrows and Darrius Mellion, both of Pensacola;

her mother, Ossie Mae Hale, Pensacola; sisters, Petronella (Kenneth) Walker, Tevivious

(Roger, Sr.) Hawthorne, Edna R. Hale and Karen Reeves, all of Pensacola; a Godsister,

Alexis Robinson of Pensacola; an uncle, aunts and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at Zion Hope P. B.

Church with interment at Barrancas National Cemetery.
Joe Morris and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Pensacola News Journal on April 27, 2010

TERRY WAYNE “RED BIRD” SAULTER   |
SAULTER, RETIRED U.S. ARMY COL. TERRY WAYNE “RED BIRD”, age 68, of Panama City, FL passed

away on Thursday, April 22, 2010. Col. Saulter was the son of Robert and Sophronia Saulter.

He was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. Col. Saulter was a veteran of Operation

Desert Storm. He received several commendations throughout his 31 years of service in the

United States Army. Col. Saulter served in several capacities during his military career

including Battalion Commander 167th Infantry, Executive Officer – Armored Brigade, Asst.

Commandant-Alabama Military Academy (AMA) Nuclear, Biological Chemical Staff Officer,

Special Forces Group Communications Specialist, Military Intelligence Officer. Colonel

Saulter also retired from Bellsouth Headquarters after 28 years where he worked as a

systems analyst and staff administrator. Col. Saulter is survived by his wife, Buarian;

children, Patrick Saulter, Michael Saulter and Meredith Wigley (Chuck) and Kristina,

Kalista and Katherine Paliwoda. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Hunter Stamba,

Jack Stamba, Chloe Saulter, Christopher Saulter and Alex Saulter. Col. Saulter is preceded

in death by his mother, Sophronia Saulter; father, Robert Saulter; and son, Christopher

Saulter. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 at Our Lady of Lourdes

Catholic Church at 9:30 a.m. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Burial with in

Branchville Cemetery with full military honors. “Here’s lookin at you Dad.” – We love you.

Published in The Birmingham News on April 27, 2010
William M. Sheldon
MANSFIELD, Texas – Navy and Desert Storm veteran William M. “Bill” Sheldon, 51, who was

raised in Conrad and Missoula, and enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys, NASCAR and doing

woodcraft, died of cancer May 7 in Texas.
Services took place at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve base chapel in Fort Worth, with

burial at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Sheldon of Mansfield; children, Jaime Sheldon of

Missoula, William Sheldon Jr. and Angela Sheldon of Post Falls, Idaho, and James Williams

and Dena Harper of Mansfield; his mother, Marilyn Lanthier of Everett, Wash.; his father,

Earl Sheldon of Vaughn; a sister, Laura Williams of Snohomish, Wash.; brothers Warren

Sheldon of North Bend, Wash., and David Sheldon of Washington, D.C.; six grandchildren and

many relatives in northcentral Montana.

Published in Great Falls Tribune on May 20, 2010

Barry A. Stone   |

SUNDERLAND – Barry Alan Stone, 46, of Sherwood, Ark., and formerly of Sunderland, died

March 27, 2010.

He was born June 29, 1963, in Bennington, the son of Harry and Rose Warren Stone.

He was a 1981 graduate of Arlington Memorial High School.

Mr. Stone retired with the rank of staff sergeant after 11 years of service in the Air

Force as a C-130 instructor and qualified/evaluator. He toured in South America, Europe,

Korea, Japan, and was a Desert Storm veteran.

He worked for Wheatland Tube, Little Rock Arkansas Division, for 14 years.

Survivors include his mother; his wife, “Darlene” Fulton Stone, whom he married March 23,

1985; three children, Jennifer Wilson, Sarah Stone, Tyler Stone, and a grandson, all of

Arkansas; a brother, Jesse Stone of Sunderland; sisters, Sally Stone of Sunderland and

Glenda Wooldridge of Phoenix, Ariz.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his father.

The memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers or contributions, plant a memorial tree or plant.

To send personal e-mail condolences, visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

View the guest book at www.rutlandherald.com/ obits.

Published in Rutland Herald on April 27, 2010

Bradley Scott Vied   |

(Asbury Park Press)

BRADLEY SCOTT VIED
AGE: 41 UNION BEACH
Bradley Scott Vied, 41, of Union Beach, passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at home. He was

born in Flint, Michigan. He worked as a lineman with Verizon. He was a member of the Union

Beach Fire Department and has been a volunteer fire fighter for over 20 years. He served

his country in the U.S. Navy, during the Persian Gulf, from November 1986 through April

1991. He was a Desert Shield Storm veteran.
Bradley was predeceased by his twin, Gregory Sean Vied. He is survived by his parents, Roy

and Mary Vied of MI; three children, Alysa, Gregory and Gillian, all of Union Beach; two

sisters, Pam Gaggin of MI, and Vicky Polk of NY; his loving companion, Michele Risley of

Tinton Falls; and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 21, with a

service at 8 p.m. at Day Funeral Home, 361 Maple Place, Keyport. Cremation will be private.

To submit online condolences to the family, visit www.dayfuneralhome.com.

Published in Asbury Park Press on May 21, 2010
Betty Egbert
|

BETTY LOU EGBERT ‘BAGHDAD BETTY’

Betty Egbert, 56, passed away at her home on April 18, 2010, a victim of PTSD.

Betty was born August 27, 1953, in Moses Lake to Billy and Frances Egbert. She attended

school in the Tri-Cities and graduated from Kennewick High School in 1971. Betty enlisted

in the Army in 1972. After fulfilling her obligation, Betty attended Columbia Basin College

and received and AA Degree in 1979. In 1983 she joined the Army Reserves, where she later

received her Nursing Degree from Clark College in 1989. In 1998 she received her Bachelor

of Science, Magna Cum Laude in Nursing from Graceland College.

Betty learned to play the violin while she was in elementary school and became quite

accomplished. Growing up, Betty also loved to play games. She was known for her honesty, a

trait she carried throughout life. She would often tutor and help other students in school

but she would never allow anyone to copy her work.

As a youth, Betty developed a love for animals that would last through out her adult life.

She was a member of 4-H and raised a black angus calf that she called ‘Baby.’ Oftentimes

you would find ‘Baby’ grazing or laying under a tree in the yard while Betty was nearby

reading a book. Betty was afraid of what might happen to ‘Baby’ were he to be sold at

auction. She was able to find a private buyer that would treat ‘Baby’ as a pet.

From time to time Betty was called up to active duty by the Army. Her travels were

extensive and while she was stationed in Germany her mother, Francis, joined her. Together

they traveled throughout Europe. She was stationed in Germany, Micronesia, Laos, Saudi

Arabia, Kuwait and Iraq. Each time a conflict would open up, Betty would volunteer to

serve. Because she had no children of her own, she often referred to the young men and

women soldiers as ‘Her Kids.’

In 1991, she participated in Desert Shield/Desert Storm administering health care to Iraqi

prisoners of war. In 2003, Betty volunteered to participate in Operation Iraqi Freedom

where she spent 15 months as a Medical/Surgical (Trauma) Nurse. While she was there she was

tasked with setting up a field hospital to provide medical aid to personnel injured by a

bombing of the UN Building in Baghdad.

Betty worked at KGH and most recently Kadlec Hospital where she touched many lives. She

will truly be missed and will be remembered for her smile that could light up a room.

Betty left behind her three cats, Angel, Bailey and Taz. Betty was a kind person that loved

her parents, friends and her Country. She is survived by her Aunt Carol Trueax and Uncle

Curt Buster, her special friends Sandi Johnson and Pam & Romar Swarner, as well as all of

her friends from Operation Thank You, sisters and several cousins. Preceding her in death

was her father, Billy Egbert, and mother, Francis Egbert.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Benton-Franklin Humane Society, 8620 W. Gage

Blvd., Kennewick, WA 99336.

The Celebration of her life will be held at the Community of Christ Church, on the corner

of Swift Blvd. and Long, Richland, WA. The date is Sunday, May 16, 2010, at 3 p.m. A

potluck will follow.

Published in Tri-City Herald on May 1, 2010

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Francis Xavier “F.X.” Keenan   |

Francis “F.X.” Xavier Keenan, 55, of Enfield, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 20,

2010, at home.

Frank was born Dec. 26, 1954, in Hartford the son of Elizabeth (Dunne) Keenan of Granby and

the late John C. Keenan, Sr. He was born and raised in Granby and graduated from Granby

Memorial High School. Frank proudly served his country in the United States Army and served

in Iraq during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He was a member of the American Legion John

Maciolek Post 154 of Enfield and was employed with the United States Postal Service in

Enfield as a postal carrier. Frank enjoyed playing sports especially softball, golf, flag

football, and his favorite teams were the Boston Red Sox and Green Bay Packers, but most of

all he loved his family. Frank will be deeply missed and loved by his family and numerous

friends.

Frank is survived by three children, Erik Adler Keenan, Mackenzie Antoinette Xavier Keenan,

and Siobhan Noel Keenan all of Enfield. He is also survived by six brothers, Michael,

Joseph, James “Cronin”, William, Edward, and Davitt Keenan; four sisters, Mary Terese

Williams, Elizabeth “Toni” Harder, Margaret Seery, and Bridget Smith; many nieces and

nephews, several friends. In addition to his father he was predeceased by two brothers,

Mark and John Keenan, Jr.

Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family on Monday, May 24, 2010, from 4 to 8

p.m. at the Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield.

A funeral procession will gather at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at the funeral home

for military honors to honor Frank in West Suffield Cemetery in Suffield.

Memorial donations in memory of Frank may be made to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, 565

Ashford Center Road, Ashford, CT 06278-1720.

For online expressions of sympathy or directions please visit:

www.leetestevens.com

Published in Journal Inquirer from May 22 to May 26, 2010
Aristotel J. Pappelis   |
BOCA RATON, Fla. -Aristotel J. Pappelis, a cell biologist and professor emeritus at

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, died on May 1, 2010, at home in Boca Raton, Fla.
Dr. Pappelis was an international authority on corn and sorghum diseases and on the origin

of life.
Dr. Pappelis was born in Cloquet, Minn., on May 25, 1928 to John and Katherine (Hodgis)

Pappelis. On Feb. 11, 1951, he married Kathryn Zahariades in Mason City, Iowa.
Dr. Pappelis received his bachelor’s degree from Wisconsin State College-Superior, Wis., in

1951 (chemistry). He then joined the U.S. Air Force, serving as a training officer at

Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama during the Korean War. In 1953, he was a ground observer

during atomic weapons tactical warfare training exercises with marines at Camp Desert Rock,

Nev.
He wrote a biochemical defense plan for the military that was still in use during Operation

Desert Storm. He was honorably discharged in 1955 as a first lieutenant.
Dr. Pappelis received his doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in plant physiology at Iowa State

University in 1957. He immediately joined the staff at the U.S. Department of Agriculture

in Miami, Fla., as a research plant physiologist studying the market quality of tropical

fruits and vegetables. Then, from 1959 to 1960, he taught plant pathology at Western

Illinois University. From 1960 until his retirement in 2003, Dr. Pappelis taught biology,

plant pathology, cell biology and origin of life at Southern Illinois University.
By 1968, Dr. Pappelis was an international authority on stalk rot responses in corn and

sorghum. In the 1980s and 1990s, Dr. Pappelis was further lauded for his work on cell aging

and death, and the origin of life on Earth. Dr. Pappelis gave presentations to the American

Chemical Society (1993 and 1995), the Oparin Centennial symposia (Moscow, Russia, and

Trieste, Italy, 1994) and the C. Ponnamperuma Memorial (Trieste, Italy, 1995).
He was associate editor for Ethnobotanical Leaflets, a Web journal published by SIU-C.
Dr. Pappelis published more than 200 articles in professional science journals. “In

addition to his research and teaching, he was a serious philosopher,” said Dr. Donald

Ugent, a good friend and colleague from SIU-C. “He lived up to his name, ‘Aristotel.’ ”
Dr. Pappelis is survived by his wife, Kathryn, a son, Gus (Jerre Ann) Pappelis, of

Portland, Ore.; and daughters, Tina (Matthew) Franklin of Springfield, Ill. and Joanne

(Jack) Antoniou Weingold of Boca Raton, Fla.; and seven grandchildren, Eleni and Nicole

Pappelis, Mark and Kelly Franklin, and Stephanie, Alexia and Dean Antoniou.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, at Babione-Kraeer Funeral Home (West

Chapel), Boca Raton, Fla.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 6, at Saint Mark’s Greek Orthodox

Church in Boca Raton. Burial will follow at the Boca Raton Cemetery.
The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox

Church in Mason City, Iowa.
Arrangements under the direction of Babione-Kraeer Funeral Home, Boca Raton, Fla.
Babione Kraeer Funeral Home, 10060 Calle Commercio Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33428.
www.babionebocaraton.com.

Published in Globe Gazette on May 4, 2010

Keith Schoonover   |

ay Sunday, May 16, 2010, as a result of injuries sustained in an accident.
Mr. Schoonover was born on Jan. 16, 1972 in Coudersport, Pa. to Donald Schoonover and Retta

(James) Matteson.
He was a 1990 graduate of Whitesville Central School and a 1995 graduate of Alfred State

College. He proudly served his country in the US Army during Operation Desert Shield and

Operation Desert Storm.
Keith worked as a lineman for New York State Electric and Gas in Hornell from 2003 to the

present.
In addition to his parents, Keith is survived by “his love”, Kelly; five children, Trenton

Schoonover, Bryce Schoonover, Renee Schoonover, Hunter Schoonover and Jack Joseph; a

sister, Jasca Schade of Ransomville; a brother, Dwight Schoonover in Indiana; and several

aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Keith was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, woodworking and his Trans Am’s. But more

than this, he loved spending time with the love of his life, Kelly and the kids.
Friends may call today, Wednesday, May 19, 2010, from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. at

Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover, NY. The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on

Thursday, May 20, 2010, at the Whitesville Rod and Gun Club pavilion with Rev. Bob Walters

of West Union Mennonite Church, officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow

in Whitesville Rural Cemetery.
To express condolences and/or make donations visit potterleaderenterprise.com/obituaries

Published in Potter Leader-Enterprise from May 18 to May 26, 2010

Godfrey Waddell Updike Jr.   |
Godfrey Waddell Updike Jr.

G.W. Updike, 63, died Sunday, April 24, 2010.

Because G.W. trusted in Christ as his Savior as a boy, his family rejoices in the certain

knowledge that when we are “absent from the body we are present with the Lord”. “Blessed is

the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.” Jeremiah 17:7.

G.W. loved three things very much: The Army, Boy Scouts, and his family.

G.W. graduated from Virginia Military Institute, and immediately entered the United States

Army as a regular infantry officer in June 1969 serving until November 1979. He completed

both Airborne and Ranger schools, Infantry basic and advanced courses, Command and General

Staff College, the Army War College and a tour in Vietnam. He served in the United States

Army Reserve for 19 years and retired in 2004 with the rank of Colonel. He was activated

for Desert Shield and Desert Storm serving in Europe and Saudi Arabia. G.W. loved his time

in service and considered it to be both an honor and a privilege to serve his country.

G.W. loved Scouting. He began Boy Scouts when he was 11, became Eagle Scout at 16 and has

been involved in various roles since then. He loved introducing his sons Adam, Joshua,

Jacob and James to the organization that he believed help develop men of character, faith,

and citizenship. He was selected as a Silver Beaver in 2003 and the 2008 Eagle Scout Class

Honoree.

In addition to his job at Lockheed Martin, he taught evenings at Webster University and

FIT. His hard work allowed his wife, Debbie, to be a stay-at-home mom to their eight

incredible children. “His Girls” – Rebekah, Abigail, Christiane, and Rachel, had their Dad

wrapped around their fingers. He loved watching his boys play football and basketball. It

was his joy to see his children grow up and honor God with their lives. “Dad” was his most

distinguished honor.

G.W. born in Charlottesville, to Godfrey W. and Frances (Bailey) Updike Sr., moved to

Central Florida in 1979 and was a member of First Baptist Church of Central Florida.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Frances Updike of Charlottesville; his wife,

Debbie (Colvert) Updike of Orlando, Florida; his sons, Adam Michael, Joshua Gaven, Jacob

Scott, and James Eston Updike; his daughters, Rebekah Paige, Abigail Kaytlyn, Deborah

Christiane, and Rachel Ann Updike, all of Orlando, Florida; and a brother, Malon Sim of

Atlanta, Georgia.

Public visitation will be held from 2:30 until 4 p.m. Thursday, April 29, 2010, at First

Baptist Church of Central Florida, 700 Good Homes Rd., Orlando, FL 32818, followed by the

funeral service at 4 p.m. with Pastor Clayton Cloer officiating.

Interment will be at Winter Garden Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to First Baptist Church of

Central Florida.

Professional Services provided by Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Rd., Orlando, FL.

407-578-7720. [email protected]

Published in the Daily Progress on April 28, 2010
Randal J. Bell
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Randal J. Bell -WARNER ROBINS – Randal J. Bell, 49, entered into rest on Friday,Ê May 21,

2010. -Born on October 13, 1960, he served his country in the United States Air Force and

participated in Desert Storm. He was a computer programmer employed by ARINC and a member

of Southside Baptist Church. -His memory will forever be cherished by his wife, Bonnie

Bell, Warner Robins; sons, Clark and Scott Bell, Warner Robins; daughter, Jessica Bell,

Warner Robins; granddaughter, Josalynne Bell, Pineview; father, Robert Bell, Plymouth,

Ohio; mother Bernice Brocklesby, Silver Springs, Florida; brothers, Robert Bell, Bucyrus,

Ohio, Tom Bell, Orlando,. Florida; sister, Deb Parker, Mansfield, Ohio; and a number of

nieces and nephews. -Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2010,

in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home with interment following in Magnolia Park

Cemetery. Visitation will precede the service from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. -In lieu of

flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial donations to the American Cancer Society

, 5962 Zebulon Road #359, Macon GA 31201 or the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 152 N Crest

Blvd #C, Macon GA 31210. -Go to www.mcculloughfh.com to sign the Online Registry for the

family. -McCullough Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. Randal Bell

Published in The Telegraph on May 24, 2010

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Krager M. Blow   |
KRAGER BLOW JACKSONVILLE, Fla. /GRAND ISLE, Vt. – Krager M. Blow, 43, died unexpectedly on

Tuesday, April 20, 2010, in Jacksonville, Fla., following a motorcycle accident. Krager was

born on May 17, 1966, in Burlington, the son of Raymond and Esther (Fisher) Blow. He

graduated from Colchester High School in 1984, and entered directly into the US Navy.

Krager served in both the Gulf Wars and in Desert Storm. He retired from the Navy in 2004,

and worked in Jacksonville for Naval Contractor, J.A. Moody Marine. Krager loved to be with

his family. He also loved to play golf, fish, and watch NASCAR. He will be dearly missed by

his family and friends. He is survived by his children, Amber Lynn Blow of New London,

Conn., Trenton Corey Blow of Jacksonville, Fla.; his stepson, Josh Van Zant of

Jacksonville, Fla.; his parents, Raymond and Esther Blow of Grand Isle; his brothers, Roger

Blow and wife, Patricia, of Colchester, and Bradley Blow and wife, Cynthia, of Grand Isle;

and by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. A funeral service will

be held on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at 10 a.m. in the Minor Funeral Home in Milton.

Burial will follow in the Grand Isle Cemetery in Grand Isle.

Published in The Burlington Free Press from April 23 to April 25, 2010

Stephen Michael Booth
Stephen Michael Booth, 55, passed away April 7 in Council Bluffs. He was born June 29, 1954

in Estherville to Kenneth and Marion (Elwood) Booth. He grew up in Pisgah, attended Pisgah

School and graduated from West Harrison in Mondamin. He worked a year in construction and

contracted cement poisoning in one hand and foot which bothered him from then on. He

enjoyed hunting and fishing. In 1975 he joined the Marines and spent 17 years serving his

country. After boot camp he was put in the paratroops, but had to quit because of a knee

injury from football. While stationed in Ft. Meade, Md., he married Kathi Dempsey in 1978.

They had one son, Kenneth Jay. He worked in recruiting in Moline, Ill., then was

transferred to Twenty-nine Palms, Calif. He did two hitches in Okinawa and served in Desert

Storm. While in California, he and Kathi were divorced.

In 1992, he was discharged with the rank of GySgt, USMC. He moved to Omaha where he worked

for Olson Brothers Roofing for 15 years. He retired and went on disability due to a heart

condition.

On Feb. 26, 2003, he married Kathy Harris in Omaha. After a long battle with cancer, he

died quietly in his sleep at his home in Council Bluffs.

Survivors include his wife Kathy, son Kenneth (Kammy) Booth of Council Bluffs,

step-daughter Danielle (Jose) Sevella, two stepsons Donald (Jackie) Harris and David

(Laura) Harris all of Omaha, Neb.; three grandchildren, Tyler, Marie and David Jr.; sister,

Marcia Booth of Papillion, Neb.; and parents Kenneth and Marion Booth of Gassville, Ark.

Johnny Alan Davis

RET SGT 1C Johnny Alan Davis, 59, of Westville, (Lake Victor area) died at the VA Medical

Center in Decatur, GA, April 26, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born

March 4, 1951, in Orange County, to Jane Palmer Davis and the late Johnny Davis. He was a

contractor with the Department of Defense and Department of the State. For 28 years he

proudly served his country in the Marine Corp/Army National Guard. During this time he

served in Vietnam, Desert Storm and Enduring Freedom. He traveled around the globe as an

antiterrorism assistance program instructor; training troops to protect the country he

loved.
He is preceded in death by his father, Johnny Davis, and a granddaughter, Emma Gamble.
Survivors include one daughter, Danielle (Jim) Gamble; one granddaughter all of

Independence, MO; mother, Jane Davis, Geneva, AL; three sisters, Fran Washington, Midland

City, AL, Linda Howell, Geneva, AL, Theresa Davis, Westville; several nieces, nephews,

other extended family and friends.
Funeral services were held, May 1, in the chapel of Sorrells Funeral Home in Geneva with

the Rev. Justin Shields officiating. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , Memorial & Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place,

Memphis, TN 38105.
Published in Washington County News from April 29 to May 4, 2010

Daniel and Darlene Devlin   |
COL Daniel D. Devlin, Sr. (USA RET)
Darlene “Dee” D. Devlin

VIRGINIA – COL Daniel D. Devlin, Sr. (USA RET), 62, most recently of Bristow, VA, passed

away January 26, 2010 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia. His wife,

Darlene “Dee” D. Devlin, 63, followed him in death 17 days later, passing away at their

Virginia home on February 12, 2010.

Born April 21, 1947 in Northwood, ND, Dan was the son of Robert and Marion Devlin. Dee was

born January 16, 1947 in Williston, ND to Roman and Ardell Daniel. Both graduated from Ray

High School in 1965 and North Dakota State University in 1969; Dan with a Bachelors degree

in History Education; Dee with a Bachelors degree in Home Economics. After dating for six

years, the high school and college sweethearts married in Ray, ND on June 4, 1968. They

were married for nearly 42 years. Both were lifelong members of the Roman Catholic Church.

Dan served for nearly 35 years in the United States Army – 31 years on Active Duty preceded

by several years as Enlisted Reserve – commanding at every rank from Second Lieutenant to

Colonel. His career began as an Armor Officer, followed later by time as a Foreign Area

Officer. Dan commanded the 6th Psychological Operations Battalion and served in the Panama

invasion as well as Desert Shield/Storm before being assigned as a Chief of Psychological

Operations and Civil Affairs (“Everything is PSYOP!”) at the Joint Staff. Dan’s career

culminated in serving as the commander/ commandant of the Defense Language Institute

Foreign Language Center (from which he graduated in Russian in 1979) as one of the longest-

serving commanders in the institute’s history. After military retirement in 2000, Dan

worked as a consultant before being hired as a Department of Defense Civilian. He was a

strong supporter of language training throughout his career. Dan was regarded as a

consummate and compassionate leader, and was active in teaching at the Panetta Institute as

part of their Leadership Seminar series. He held two Master’s degrees, from the Naval

Postgraduate School (NPS) and the University of Southern California, and was a graduate of

both the U.S. Command and General Staff and U.S. Army War Colleges.

Dee’s first career was as an Army wife, but she held many positions in Civil Service as she

accompanied Dan in his military career both at home and abroad. Dee first served as a

library technician in Garmisch, Germany, where she helped establish a dedicated library

facility on post. She later worked in supply at Munich American Elementary/High School

before shifting her focus to Human Resources. After moving to Monterey, Dee first worked in

the Human Resource Office at NPS. Her position for the past decade was as Administrative

Officer for the Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR) at NPS where she was involved in

budgeting and travel coordination, but also enjoyed preparing dishes for CCMR’s receptions.

Dan and Dee were known as warm, wonderful people who shared their happiness, laughter, and

zest for life with family and friends alike. They had a tremendous partnership; loved their

home state of North Dakota; and enjoyed entertaining, traveling, listening to country

music, and dancing the two-step together. Dee delighted in gardening, cooking, sewing,

spoiling her grandkids, and watching Jeopardy nightly. Dan loved music, movies, showing off

photos of his grandkids to everyone, and was a voracious reader; often being referred to as

a man who seemingly knew everything.

Surviving Dan and Dee are son, Daniel Devlin, Jr., his wife, Tara, and their daughters,

Reilly and Elliott, and son, Robert Devlin and his wife, Lara – all of Marina, CA. Dan is

also survived by his mother, Marion Devlin of Hope, ND; brother, Michael Devlin and family

of Lawrence, KS; and sister, Mary Devlin of Washburn, ND. Dee is also survived by sister,

Carolyn Perdue and family of Ray, ND; and sister, Bev Aslakson and her husband of

Lakeville, MN.

Joint funeral and interment services, with full military honors, will be held on May 19,

2010 beginning at 10:45am at the Memorial Chapel on Ft. Myer, later moving to Arlington

National Cemetery. A rosary service will be held the night before, May 18, 2010, at 7:00pm

at All Saints Catholic Church in Manassas, VA. A “Celebration of Life” event on the

Monterey Peninsula is tentatively scheduled for Summer 2010, with details to follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, St. Jude Children’s

Research Hospital , or a charity of your choice.

For more funeral details and to offer online condolences, please visit www.bakerpostfh.com.

Published in The Monterey Herald from May 6 to May 16, 2010

Winston M. Edwards Jr.   |
NEW BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Winston Morrill Edwards Jr, 58, died April 29, 2010, at Hospice of

the Golden Isles after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Exeter, N.H., Aug. 27, 1951, to Dorothy (Spaulding) Hamel and the late

Winston Morrill Edwards. He grew up in Fremont, N.H., before moving to Exeter. In 1990, he

moved to Kingsland, and lived in Brunswick for the last six months.

He was a welding foreman with Trident Refit Facility, having retired in January 2010. He

served with the U.S. Army and Air National Guard for the past 38 years, having served

during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Desert Storm and was a member of the 202nd Red Horse

Squadron. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, and Masonic Lodge of St. Marys.

He will be remembered for his love of wrestling and family. He enjoyed landscaping, dogs

and cooking. He loved riding his Harley and being with his family.

IN HIS LIFE: He is survived by his wife, Pamela Story Edwards of Brunswick; his mother,

Dorothy Hamel of Raymond, N.H.; three sons, Winston M. Edwards III (Gloria) of Valdosta,

John Edwards of Toledo, Ohio, and David (Theresa) Annis of Toledo, Ohio; a stepson, Daniel

Shane Reynolds of Brunswick; three sisters, June Edwards of Mims Fla., Joan (Craig) Sutton

of San Antonio and Lisa (James) Chrabolowski of Manchester, N.H.; four grandchildren; and

several cousins and nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father, Winston Edwards, a sister Nancy Jeffress, and brothers,

John Edwards and Paul Edwards.

SERVICES: Calling hours will be Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Brewitt Funeral Home in Raymond.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Fremont Methodist Church with burial at

Fremont Village Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick GA

31525.

To sign an on line guest book, please visit www.brewittfuneralhome.com.
Published in Union Leader on May 5, 2010

Ricky D. Goepfert   |

Ricky D. Goepfert
Ricky D. Goepfert, 54, of Kittanning died Saturday at Allegheny General Hospital.
He was born Sept. 7, 1955, in Natrona Heights.
Ricky worked at Big Lots in Kittanning.
He as a member of the 307 MP Co., Military Reserves, for 22 years in New Kensington. He

also served in the Air Force for four years. He was deployed in Germany during Operation

Desert Storm, and he also was deployed in Bosnia.
He was a member of the Union Avenue United Methodist Church in Kittanning.
Mr. Goepfert enjoyed spending time with his pets, Maggi and Jade, and watching the Penguins

and Steelers, Walker Texas Ranger and NCIS.
He is survived by his wife, Lori (Febinger) Goepfert; two daughters, Mallori and Mikayla,

at home; his mother and stepfather, Margaret “Mudge” Bowser and her husband, Roy, of

Worthington; his grandmother, Frances Goepfert of Worthington; a brother, Curt Bowser and

his wife, Debbie, of Cowansville; a sister, Lori Bowser of Worthington; his mother-in-law,

Lois Febinger of Kittanning; several nieces and nephews; and two great-nephews.
Ricky was preceded in death by his grandfather, Henry Goepfert; and his father-in-law,

Thomas Febinger.
GOEPFERT – Friends of Ricky D. Goepfert, who died Saturday, April 24, 2010, will be

received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the SNYDER-CRISSMAN FUNERAL HOME in

Kittanning. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev.

Sara Wrona, church pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant Union Cemetery.
For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit www.snydercrissman.com.

STEVEN HANSEN   |
Steven LeRoy Hansen St. George, UT Steven received a job offer he could not refuse. Steven

LeRoy Hansen passed away on April 21, 2010 of a massive heart attack. He was born on June

15, 1972 in Murray, Utah to Nyle LeRoy and LaVerle Turnbow Hansen. Steven was raised in

Holladay, Utah were he attended Cottonwood Elementary, Olympus Jr. and Olympus High. In

high school he was active in choir where he developed a love of music. After high school he

joined the Air Force reserve where he was a member of the 405th Combat Logistics Support

Squadron and was deployed for Desert Storm. He received many accolades including the 405th

CLSS Airman of the Quarter, Air Force Commendation and Achievement Medals. In the business

world, Steven worked in the IT field for major companies in help desk, network

administration and network engineering positions. Through this career, he found his way to

Seattle, Washington where he resided for over five years building lasting friendships at

work, church, and the gaming world. Seattle held a special place in his heart. In 2003

after 15 years of IT, Steven returned to school to add to his education and earn that

elusive degree. He graduated Cum Laude at DSC with an Associates and Bachelors degree in

Business Administration. He also obtained a master certificate from Villanova University

and his MBA in International Business at the University of Massachusetts. While at Dixie he

was actively involved in NETO serving as newsletter editor and vice president of

communications. He also spent time working with the art department designing ads and

assisting at the Sears Fine Arts Gallery. This developed into a great love and appreciation

of art. He was a good potter, and enjoyed oil painting and photography. Steven was a member

of the Sons of Pioneers and the VFW and served as the Post Commander for the Saint George

Cottam Hafen Post #2628 VFW for the last six years. He loved to serve. As an elder in the

LDS Church, he gave tirelessly to any opportunity, church, scouting, country, friends and

family. He loved to set goals from a young age and had accomplished all of them. He loved

his cats Sam and Basheba Spice, teasing his sisters, nieces and nephews, going to the post

office, bank and lunch with his dad. He had great love for all his friends and family with

many special memories. His friends say he was a gentleman, scholar, hard worker, good man,

and a great American hero. Steven is survived by his parents, Nyle LeRoy and LaVerle

Turnbow Hansen of St. George, UT, sisters: Nyla Marie (Danny) Miller, Hurricane, UT, Julie

Lynn (Neil) Reiter, Virginia Beach, VA, Leslie Ann Taylor, Hurricane, UT, and Amity Jane

John, Tooele, UT, six nieces, seven nephews, three grand nephews and one grand niece.

Memorial services will be Saturday May 1, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. with a gathering on Friday

evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Panorama LDS Ward

Chapel, 259 Mall Drive, Saint George, Utah. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf

Mortuary, (435) 673-4221. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the VFW Post 2628, PO

Box 4, Washington, UT, 84780.

Published in Deseret News on April 28, 2010

Christy Keith Johnson Gonzales (1972-2010)  |
Christy Keith Johnson Gonzales lost her brave battle against breast cancer Thursday, April

29, 2010. Christy Keith was born Feb. 19, 1972, in Alamogordo to Clark and Mary Keith. She

attended schools in Alamogordo and graduated from Alamogordo High School in 1991. This was

followed by a tour of duty in the United States Navy during Desert Storm.
Christy returned to New Mexico and continued her education at New Mexico State University.

She was employed by Memorial Medical Center as the academic coordinator of the Family

Practice Medical Residency program at the time of her death.
Christy loved her children and was known as their No. 1 advocate. She was her husband’s

soul mate and they enjoyed what time they had to the fullest. She was also a loyal sister

and a loving daughter. Christy’s work brought her a sense of accomplishment as she helped

guide physicians through the residency program at Memorial Medical Center.
She leaves behind her husband, Greg Gonzales; her children Brittany and Lauren Johnson, and

Jordan and Jacob Gonzales; her parents Clark and Mary Keith; her sister and brother-in-law,

Serena and Al Shoop; her nieces Caryn and Erin Daly, and Chelsie Shoop; her maternal

grandparents Candelario and Ramona Sanchez; and aunts, uncles and many good friends.
Christy was a fighter to the end. Her courage and strength live on in her children. She

touched many lives, bringing joy and laughter to all who knew her. She will be greatly

missed.
A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2010, in Baca’s Funeral Chapels,

300 E. Boutz Road, Las Cruces. Her memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May

8, 2010, at First Assembly of God, 5605 Bataan Memorial Highway, Las Cruces, with the Rev.

David Vistine officiating.
In honor of her courageous battle, her daughters request that people wear breast cancer

pink to the memorial service.
Arrangements are entrusted to Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces. To send condolences

online, visit www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com. Published in Alamogordo Daily News from

May 4 to May 6, 2010

CHARLES EARLE MOODY Jr.   |
MOODY JR., CHARLES EARLE, departed this life on Sunday, May 9, 2010 after a valiant battle

against cancer. During his illness he was lovingly and expertly cared for at home by Gayle,

his wife of 57 years. Born November 12, 1933 in Wellborn, FL, Earle moved to Kissimmee with

his family at an early age and attended Osceola County Public Schools graduating in 1951

from Osceola High School where he participated in sports, thespians and student government.

He maintained contact with many of his high school friends, coordinating a monthly

multi-class reunion luncheon. Upon completing service in the U.S. Air Force he returned to

Central Florida and began his career in the defense industry retiring after 33 years with

Martin Marietta Corporation, his final assignment as a civilian defense contractor during

Operation Desert Storm. He was well known for his many interests and hobbies, among them

men’s fast pitch softball, model train collecting and antique cars. He was a longtime

member of and was actively involved in First Christian Church, Kissimmee. In addition to

his wife, Earle is survived by his sons, Don of Kissimmee, Steve (Toni Ann) of Davenport,

John
(Elizabeth) of Kissimmee, Vince
(Lisa) of St. Cloud and daughter, Diana Wallis (Turner) of Kissimmee, 7 grandchildren,

Jeni, Charlie, Margaret, Clayton, Rylee, Levi and
Galia, and a sister, Joan Howard of Phoenix, AZ. Visitation will be 5 to 9 P.M., Wednesday,

May 12th at Osceola Memory Gardens Funeral Home, Kissimmee. Funeral services will be 11

A.M., Thursday, May 13th at First Christian Church in Kissimmee. Interment will follow in

Rose Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial

contributions to First Christian Church, Kissimmee. Arrangements are under the direction of

Osceola Memory Gardens Funeral Home, Kissimmee. 407-847-2494
Published in the Orlando Sentinel on May 12, 2010

Robert C. Myers   |
Robert C. Myers SAN MARSOS — Robert passed on at his home in Peyton, Colo. He was a

Commercial Airline Pilot (Captain). He served active in the Marine Corps during Desert

Shield/Storm receiving the National Defense Medal. Robert was a graduate of San Marcos High

School, Palomar College, and San Diego State University. He is survived by his parents,

Edward and Ruth Myers; sister, Lori Myers; niece, Sarah Myers; great-aunt, Louise Myers;

and loved by many friends. Interment will be at 11 a.m., Friday, May 14, at Fort Rosecrans

National Cemetery, San Diego. Sign the Guest Book online obits.nctimes.com

Published in North County Times on May 9, 2010

Peter Rebando   |
Peter Rebando passed away May 8, 2010.A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 12,

at Peace Lutheran Church with Pastor Stephen Rynearson and Pastor Mennige officiating, with

soloist Shane Christian of Robinson. Burial will follow at Waco Memorial Park. Visitation

will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, at Grace Gardens Funeral Home. Peter married Beverly

Londenberg, May 15, 1965. Peter served in the Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict, and

retired from the US Army Reserves, the 384th Engineers in Waco, after proudly serving 23

years, which included service in Desert Storm.Peter also retired from Hafford Equipment.He

was a member of the VFW Post in Hewitt, and Peace Lutheran Church, also in Hewitt. Peter

was preceded in death by his parents, Peter J. Rebando and Margaret Rebando of New York. He

is survived by his wife of 45 years, Beverly; two sons, Rick Rebando and wife, Bobbie, of

Lampasas, and Joey Rebando; daughter, Robin Hardin and husband, Jason, of Lorena;

grandchildren, Megan and Hunter Rebando, Kayla Hardin, Haley Pack, and Aaron and Jolie

Rebando; brother, Roger Rebando and wife, Camille, of Bethpage, N.Y.; four nieces; and five

nephews. Pallbearers will be Rick Rebando, Joey Rebando, Jason Hardin, Shane Christian,

Edwin Londenberg and Gilbert Londenberg. Please sign the on line register at

www.gracegardensfh.com November 29, 1945 – May 8, 2010 Sign the Guest Book at

www.wacotrib.com

Published in Waco Tribune-Herald from May 10 to May 11, 2010

Mary Jean Simoneau
FALMOUTH — Mary Jean (Traser) Simoneau, or “Jean,” passed away Sunday, May 9, 2010, in the

Royal Nursing Center in Falmouth after a brief battle with cancer. She was 65.

She was the beloved wife of David Simoneau for 44 years.

Born in Lima, Ohio, Jean lived in Falmouth for 45 years, and Vero Beach, Fla., for the last

seven years. A graduate of Lima Central Catholic High School, she received an L.P.N. from

the Lima School of Practical Nursing. She worked in health care as a licensed practice

nurse.

She was a Eucharistic minister with St. Patrick’s Church, involved with the summer fair

that was held at St. Patrick’s, and also taught religious education.

Jean was also a member of the Emblem Club and Falmouth Military Support Group during Desert

Storm.

She enjoyed crochet, word search puzzles and reading. Always there for family and friends,

she loved her grandkids and was an incredible caregiver to her husband, who suffered a

stroke in 2006. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and loved her.

Besides her husband David, Jean is survived by a daughter, Lynn Doherty and her husband Jay

of Barnstable; sons Tim and his wife Shae of Little Rock, Ark., Mike and his wife Sonia of

Falmouth, Sean and his wife Casey of Camarillo, Calif., and daughter Sara Martin and her

husband Thomas of Charlottesville, Va. She was the loving grandmother of Jim and Abby

Doherty, Tyler and Jonathan Simoneau, Ethan Simoneau, Colin and Evan Simoneau, and Lily

Martin. She was the sister of Dick Traser of Ridgecrest, Calif., Ann Nopper of Sarasota,

Fla., and Jane Hunter of Toledo, Ohio. She is also survived by in-laws Susan Moniz of

Falmouth and Dennis Simoneau of Fort Myers, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 12, in the Chapman, Cole and Gleason

Funeral Home, 584 West Falmouth Highway (Route 28A), West Falmouth. Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101A First Ave.,

Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451; and American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA

01701.

For online guest book, directions and obituary, please visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com.
Dr. Joseph F. Slade III, MD
1953 – 2010
In Yale New Haven Hospital, Friday, May 21, 2010, Dr. Joseph F. Slade III, MD of Guilford.

Loving fiancé of Kathleen. Joseph was born Jan 4, 1953, in Washington, DC, son of Alma

Slade of Stratford and Joseph A. Slade II and his companion Rose Goldstein of Milford.

Father of Joseph Slade IV and his wife Kimberly of VA and Andrew Slade of VA. Brother of

Carol Rebecca Slade of ME and Veronica Ann Slade of NM and he was a soon to be grandfather

of, Charlotte Rose Slade. Joseph was Professor of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation (with a

joint appointment in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) at Yale University School of

Medicine and Director of the Hand and Upper Extremity Service. He joined the Yale full-time

faculty in July 1993 following his distinguished educational training at Columbia

University, BA, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, MD, Duke University

(Orthopedic Surgery Residency) and the University Miami / Jackson Memorial Medical Center

(Residency and fellowship in Hand and Reconstructive Surgery). Dr. Slade then served his

country in US Air Force during Desert Storm. During his professional career, Dr. Slade made

many contributions to clinical care including the development of new approaches to

treatment of hand and wrist fractures, teaching at Yale and lecturing around the world,

along with scholarly research. He also authored numerous scientific articles. Mass of

Christian burial will be celebrated in St. George Church, 33 Whitfield St, Guilford on

Monday, May 24 at 11:30am. Burial with military honors will follow Mass in Westside

Cemetery, Three Mile course, Guilford. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dr. Slade’s

memory may be made to the Joseph Slade III, MD Memorial Fund, c/o Department of Orthopedics

and Rehabilitation, Yale University, PO Box 208071, New Haven, CT 06520. Arrangements in

care of the Guilford Funeral Home, 115 Church St, Guilford. For more information or to send

an online condolence for the family, please visit www.GuilfordFuneralHome.com
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Aetna Tashjian   |

TASHJIAN, Aetna Retired Raytheon Executive of Weston, MA, 77. Passed away on May 8th, 2010

after a courageous battle with lung and bone cancer for the past ten months. He was

originally from Watertown, MA and attended Northeastern University. After serving in the

United States Air Force he began his business career with RCA and worked in the

communications division for the Lunar Expedition module (LEM) program. While at Raytheon,

Aetna was responsible for the flight testing of the AN/TPN-19 tactical air craft landing

radar system still used by the United States Air Force. He managed a fixed base version

AN/GPN-22 air craft landing radar system used by Australia, The Netherlands, Germany, and

Korea. Aetna Managed the Italian Patriot Missile Program and later updates of the Patriot

Missile System. He was instrumental with operation Desert Storm. Beloved husband for 55

years to Araksie Kalajian Tashjian. Devoted father of Stephen Paul Tashjian and his wife

Melvina M. Tashjian, Gary Tashjian and his wife Lisa M. Tashjian and his loving daughter

Roxanne Marie Tashjian. Loving grandfather of Whitney Nicole Tashjian and Alexandra Lucia

Tashjian. Brother of Jacob Tashjian, John Tashjian and the late Charles Tashjian and Nellie

Dorrill. Funeral services at Holy Trinity Armenian Church, 145 Brattle St., Cambridge, on

Wednesday, May 12 at 11:00 a.m. Visiting hours at the Aram Bedrosian Funeral Home, 558

Mount Auburn Street, WATERTOWN, on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly

invited to attend. Memorial gifts may be made to the Araksie and Aetna Tashjian Trust Fund

at Holy Trinity Armenian Church, 145 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138. In lieu of flowers,

contributions may be made to Massachusetts General Hospital Lung Cancer Center. Interment

at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge.

William Wahalec   |

May 3, 2010

William Wahalec, 39, of 20 S. Fourth St., Frackville, died unexpectedly Monday at his

residence.

Born in Somerset, N.J., on June 19, 1970, he was a son of the late William and Claire Carey

Wahalec.

Bill was active and enjoyed playing golf, working out and spending time coaching his son’s

sports teams.

He was a 1989 graduate of North Schuylkill High School and a proud Marine, having served

from 1989 through 1993 and in Operation Desert Storm.

He was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections for 17 years. He started his

career at SCI/Graterford, later transferred to Quehanna Boot Camp and most recently worked

as a sergeant at SCI/Frackville. He was a devoted member of the department’s hostage rescue

team. He was also a member of Gordon Fire Company.

He is survived by his wife of 19 years, the former Amy Hudock, along with his pride and

joy, his best friend and son, Carey Michael Wahalec; two sisters, Claire Ann, wife of Mark

Kalenkoski, and Marie Wahalec, Shenandoah; a cousin, Liz Beckett, Frackville; nieces and

nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday from Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home,

Ashland. The Rev. Dana Heckman-Biel will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m.

Friday and from 9 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home. Interment

will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ringtown. Memorial contributions can be made in Bill’s

memory to a Memorial Fund for Carey, c/o: Susquehanna Banks, Seventh and Centre streets,

Ashland, PA 17921. Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland is in charge of arrangements.

www.kullfuneral.com

Published in Republican & Herald from May 4 to May 5, 2010

Craig Weaver   |
CRAIG LEE WEAVER, 36 ROCKTON – Craig Lee Weaver, 36, of Rockton died at 2:15 a.m. Sunday,

May 16, 2010, in Rockford Memorial Hospital. Born July 7, 1973, in Rockford, the son of

Jerry and Darlene Weaver. He was raised in Rockton, graduated from Hononegah High School

and attended Southern Illinois University. He later enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where

he studied electronics and was responsible for testing electronic jet-control panels. He

was awarded Airman of the Month during his service in Saudi Arabia, post-Desert Storm.

Member of the Professional Golf Association and had worked at Aldeen Golf Club in Rockford

and more recently at Vitense Family Sports Center in Madison, Wis. Craig loved all people,

especially his children Riley Weaver of Sycamore and Tyler Weaver of South Beloit. Most of

all he loved the Lord and read his Word every day. Survivors include his parents and

children; sisters Tina Vance of Rockford and Catherine (Stephan) Siciliano of Western

Springs; cherished nephews and nieces Jacob and Drew Moseley, Nicholas Siciliano and

Isabella and Gabrielle Siciliano; grandmothers Florence Swinson of Rockford and Kathleen

Swinson of Durand; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Craig also leaves many faithful

friends and his church family at Daystar Christian Fellowship in South Beloit, plus special

family in faith, Tony and Linda Ross and sons. Predeceased by paternal grandparents, Lionel

(Curley) and Marilyn Weaver, and maternal grandfather, Lawrence Swinson. Memorial

ceremonies at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 20, in Rockton United Methodist Church, 102 W Chapel

St., with Pastors Tom Kingery and Phillip Allen co-officiating. Burial in Rockton Township

Cemetery, 600 West St. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Wed-nesday, May 19, in McCorkle Funeral

Home, 767 N. Blackhawk Blvd., Rockton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to

Rockford Rescue Mission, 715 W. State St., Rockford, IL 61102; or First National Bank &

Trust, 300 E. Main St., Rockton, IL 61072, in the name of Riley and/or Tyler Weaver. To

send online condolences, visit mccorklefuneral home.com.

Published in Rockford Register Star from May 18 to May 19, 2010

Daniel P. Gallant (1948 – 2010)  |
Daniel Gallant

Retired USAF Maj. Daniel P. Gallant, 62, of Belleville, Ill., born Sept. 28, 1948, in East

St. Louis, Ill., died on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at his residence.

Major Gallant was a commander for the AFOSI (Air Force Office of Special Investigations)

during most of his Air Force career. He served overseas in Korea, Japan, Germany and Saudi

Arabia. He was a Gulf War veteran. His military decorations include the Meritorious Service

Medal with three oak clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, USAF Commendation Medal,

USAF Achievement Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with two bronze stars and Kuwait/Saudi

Arabia Liberation Medals.

Daniel was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church. He was a retired Major from

USAF serving in the Gulf War.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Malcolm and Marthabell “Peg,” nee Pigg, Gallant.

Surviving are his wife Janice Kay, nee Russell, Gallant; a son, Joshua Daniel (Karen)

Gallant of Belleville, Ill.; two sisters, Margaret Gallant of Fairview Heights, Ill., and

Diane (Gary) Penn of Troy, Ill.; and a brother, Matthew Gallant of Fairview Heights, Ill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Matthew United Methodist Church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.kasslyfuneral.com.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 17, 2010, at Kassly Mortuary,

Fairview Heights, Ill.

Funeral: Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 17, 2010, at Kassly

Mortuary Chapel, Fairview Heights, Ill., with the Rev. James Slone and the Rev. Larry

Patton officiating. Interment will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis,

Mo.

KASSLY MORTUARY, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat from May 15 to May 16, 2010

Dennis L. Luckenbill   |

Dennis L. “Denny” Luckenbill, 48, of W. Ridge St., Nesquehoning, died Friday, April 30,

2010, in his home. He was the husband of Donna M. (Jannazzo) Luckenbill since Aug. 14,

1982.
Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of James Gallagher and Barbara (Fornwalt)

Luckenbill-Gallagher of Jim Thorpe.
Dennis worked in food service and delivery for Dean Anthony’s Catering, and Meals On Wheels

program, Jim Thorpe.
He also enjoyed working as a carpenter, remodeling old homes and properties.
Dennis was a 1981 graduate of the Jim Thorpe High School, and served in the U.S. Army,

Persian Gulf War veteran, achieving the rank of Specialist 4th Grade.
An avid basketball player, he played in several civic and summer leagues in Jim Thorpe over

the years.
Surviving with his wife and parents, is a daughter, Kristin M., wife of Justin Jachowicz of

Nesquehoning; a son, Michael J., at home; one grandaughter, Julia; sisters, Donna, wife of

Joseph Laub, of Elysburg, Denise, wife of John Rovinski, of Jim Thorpe; a brother, Daniel,

and his wife, Ann, of Drums.
Service: Memorial service with military honors, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Campton Funeral

Home, 525 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, with the Rev. Michael Mistretta officiating. Call,

6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Contributions in his name may be made to Disabled American Veterans,

VA Regional Office, P.O. Box 42938, Philadelphia, Pa. 19101-2938. Online condolences at

www.schislerfuneralhomes.com.

Published in Times News on May 3, 2010

James Cappini   |

On Sunday, May 16th James passed away as the result of a fatal heart attack. He will be

greatly missed. A loving husband, father, son and brother, he was active in the community,

including numerous positions and volunteer work with the Sun Valley Babe Ruth baseball

program. James was an active member of the Army National Guard, as well as a proud veteran

of the Gulf War. Also, he was employed by Sherman Williams for several years.
James was preceded in death by his father, Jim Cappini; brother, Frank Cappini; sister,

Kimberlee Mickel; and daughter, Rebecca Adams. He is survived by his mother, Helene Rose of

Nevada; father, Kent Niles (Renee) of Nevada; wife, Molly Cappini of Nevada; sons, James

and William Cappini of Nevada; daughter, Elizabeth Cappini of Nevada; brothers, Michael

Bryant of Washington; Ted Niles (Becky) of Montana; John Cappini (Dawn) of Nevada; Ron

Niles (Stacie) of Nevada; sisters, Judy Williams of Montana; Katherine Parman of Montana;

Kelly Short (Scott) of Nevada; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other family members

and many friends.
A visitation will be held on Friday, May 21, 2010 from noon to 3 pm at the Walton Funeral

Home, 875 West Second Street, Reno. The funeral service will take place on Saturday, May

22nd at 10 am in the Ballroom at the Ramada Hotel, 1000 E. Sixth St., Reno. Interment with

military honors will follow at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery, Reno.

Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on May 21, 2010

Alan C. Cummings   |
MASON CITY – Alan C. Cummings, 59, of Garner, died Saturday (May 22, 2010) at the Muse

Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at the

Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E. Mason City, with Pastor Ed Bard

officiating. Inurnment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery where military honors will be

conducted by members of the Mason City Veterans Memorial Association.
Visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. until Alan’s service on Wednesday at the funeral

home.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Alan C. Cummings Memorial

Fund.
Alan Cummings was born on April 7, 1951, in Kansas City, Mo.; he was one of six children.

Alan enlisted in the U.S. Navy and also served with the 1133rd Division of the National

Guard during the Gulf War.
Alan always liked to have a good time. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and going on

“road trips.” He was also a crafty man and made many decorations over the years. Alan

enjoyed spending time with his best friend, Benji and cherished the company of his two

cats, Maggie and Ki.
He is survived by his children, Georgia “Jo” O’Dell and Sean O’Dell, both of Mason City;

Georgia and Sean’s mother, Sandy Cummings, of Mason City; his best friend, Benji Hanson, of

Garner; and siblings, David, Rusty, Gloria and Mark.
Preceding Alan in death are his parents and a brother, Jeff.
Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 641-423-2372.
www.colonialchapels.com.

Published in Globe Gazette from May 23 to May 25, 2010

Gary H. Green   |

Gary Green
Gary H. Green, 47, a Barstow resident since 1955, succumbed to cancer on April 7, 2010, in

his home surrounded by loved ones after a five month heroic battle with the disease.
Gary was an 11 year Air Force veteran who served in the first Gulf War. Gary worked at

Denny’s in Lenwood as a server since arriving in Barstow.
He is survived by his wife, Camille; two lovely daughters, Haley and Geriann;

step-children, Samantha and Joey; his father, Halsey Green of Garden Grove, Calif.; and his

brother, Chuck Green of Mission Viejo, Calif.
Gary was an avid reader and enjoyed keeping up with world and national politics, and he

enjoyed sharing his point of view and discussing these subjects.
Gary will be missed greatly by his family and friends. Published in the Daily Press on May

22, 2010

James E. Pedersen   |

James E. Pedersen 1970-2010 PLAINVILLE, CT – James E. Pedersen, 39 of 178 Farmington Ave.

formerly of Northampton died May 4, 2010 at home. He was employed as a Nurse for Mercy

Medical Center. James was a Gulf War Veteran serving in the U.S. Marines. James was born on

August 28, 1970 to the late James and Lynn Anne (Kortes) Forrestall. He is survived by his

step father Gregory Pedersen and his wife Charla (Ames) Pedersen. He leaves his adoring

children Aidan and Abigail Pedersen and their mother Heather (Hoffman) Pedersen of Florence

and a brother Nathan Pedersen of Quincy. Funeral service Saturday at 2 pm in the Czelusniak

Funeral Home, 349 Elm Street, Westfield. Calling hours are Saturday 12:30 pm until the time

of the funeral home service. Donations in James’s memory may be made to his children’s

education fund c/o Florence Savings Bank, Main St., Florence, MA 01062. Parking for the

wake and funeral service across the street from the funeral home on Meadow Street.

Czelusniak Funeral Home Westfield 562-4874

Published in The Republican on May 7, 2010

Tara Nannette Phillips   |

TARA NANNETTE (HALE) PHILLIPS
1971 – 2010

Tara Nannette (Hale) Phillips was born Nov. 29, 1971 in Pensacola to the late Ellie G. Hale

and Ossie Mae Hale.
Tara was a 1989 graduate of Pensacola High School. She received an Associate of Science

degree in Business from Central Texas College in 2000; Bachelor in Business from Hawaii

Pacific University in 2004.
She was a member of Zion Hope from 1986 until she entered the military. While living in

Hawaii she was a loyal and faithful member of Fellowship Temple where she served faithfully

for four years.
Tara entered the United States Army in 1990 and served in the Germany and the Persian Gulf

War, Desert Storm. She was Honorably discharged in 2000.
Tara was an employee of the Internal Revenue Service for three years.
Tara departed her earthly home for her heavenly home on April 19 at James V. Haley Veteran

Hospital in Tampa.
Tara leaves to cherish, devoted sons, Hasan Burrows and Darrius Mellion, both of Pensacola;

her mother, Ossie Mae Hale, Pensacola; sisters, Petronella (Kenneth) Walker, Tevivious

(Roger, Sr.) Hawthorne, Edna R. Hale and Karen Reeves, all of Pensacola; a Godsister,

Alexis Robinson of Pensacola; an uncle, aunts and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at Zion Hope P. B.

Church with interment at Barrancas National Cemetery.
Joe Morris and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Pensacola News Journal on April 27, 2010
Richard Radtke   |

RADTKE, Richard (Age 51) Left this world to be with our Redeemer on May 10th. His loss is

mourned by his father, three brothers and two sisters. Two of these live and work in the

Far East. Rick was a veteran of the 82nd Airbourne Division. He was a Tow Missile Gunner

against tanks in the First Gulf War in Iraq near Bagdad. His small unit then spent four

months on protection duty in Kuwait among the 700 oil well fires being put out by U S

contractors. Richard spent the last 16 years driving flatbed trucks for System TWT

Transportation throughout the United States and occasionally in Canada. He loved driving

trucks and did very well in all kinds of weather and tooklittle time off from driving.

SPOKANE CREMATION & BURIAL SERVICE

Published in Spokesman-Review from May 14 to May 15, 2010

Krager M. Blow   |
KRAGER BLOW JACKSONVILLE, Fla. /GRAND ISLE, Vt. – Krager M. Blow, 43, died unexpectedly on

Tuesday, April 20, 2010, in Jacksonville, Fla., following a motorcycle accident. Krager was

born on May 17, 1966, in Burlington, the son of Raymond and Esther (Fisher) Blow. He

graduated from Colchester High School in 1984, and entered directly into the US Navy.

Krager served in both the Gulf Wars and in Desert Storm. He retired from the Navy in 2004,

and worked in Jacksonville for Naval Contractor, J.A. Moody Marine. Krager loved to be with

his family. He also loved to play golf, fish, and watch NASCAR. He will be dearly missed by

his family and friends. He is survived by his children, Amber Lynn Blow of New London,

Conn., Trenton Corey Blow of Jacksonville, Fla.; his stepson, Josh Van Zant of

Jacksonville, Fla.; his parents, Raymond and Esther Blow of Grand Isle; his brothers, Roger

Blow and wife, Patricia, of Colchester, and Bradley Blow and wife, Cynthia, of Grand Isle;

and by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. A funeral service will

be held on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at 10 a.m. in the Minor Funeral Home in Milton.

Burial will follow in the Grand Isle Cemetery in Grand Isle.

Published in The Burlington Free Press from April 23 to April 25, 2010
Russell L. Bush   |

Russell Lane Bush, born March 26, 1966, passed away May 10, 2010.

A resident of Deer Lodge, Mont., Russ was born in Idaho Falls and graduated from Rigby High

School. He was in the United States Navy for 11 years and served in two gulf wars.

Russ will forever be remembered by his beloved children, Justin Keane Bush, Jasmine Bush

and Katrina Bermudo; and his former wife and mother of his children, Marilou Bermudo.

He is survived by his father, Vern Bush; stepmother, Cora Bush; and his mother, Mariam

McConville; siblings, Tina, Dede McConville, Melissa Middleton, Vernon Bud Bush and Mike;

along with countless other friends and family who were blessed to know him.

Russ was a wonderful man, son, father, brother and friend. Russ touched the lives of many

people with his smile and generosity and maintained his trademark sense of humor all the

way to the end.

Friends and family are invited to attend a graveside service at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 15,

at Hillcrest Cemetery, under the direction of Jewell Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, make

donations to a charity of your choice.

Published in Post Register on May 13, 2010

Clifford Cummings Jr.   |
“THEN AND NOW’

Clifford Cummings, Jr. (aka “Levi’, ‘Cee’)

Clifford Cummings, Jr., (aka “Levi’, ‘Cee’), 38, passed away suddenly on April 18, 2010 at

Akron City Hospital.

He was a lifetime resident of this community. He accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior

at an early age, and was baptized at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church.

Clifford graduated from East High School in 1990 and immediately after graduation enlisted

in the U.S. Army. He served a tour in the Gulf War. While in the service he received

several medals, Medal of Honor, Good Conduct, National Defense Service Medal, Army Lapel

Button, Southwest Asia Service Medal, W/3 Bronze Service Stars and Kuwait Liberation Medal.

After being honorably discharged from the service he became an entrepreneur in the music

and photography industry, which inspired him to start his own companies, Sureshine

Publishing, Indiegeeks.com, Heatcliffproduction, and Soundmindmuzik.com. These are the

things he really enjoyed. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, but our loss

is Heaven’s Gain.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Luther Carter, Sr., and Rose Marie Cummings.

Clifford is survived by his parents, Clifford T. Cummings, Sr. and Antoinette Cummings;

grandparents, Neal (Juanita) Cummings, Jr. and Jeanette Carter; brother, Anthony Cummings

(Lauvenda); sisters, Daquita Cummings (Pete) and Cigi Rose Rush, all of Akron, Ohio;

daughters, Quantika and Dautiniece Cummings; nieces, Mickeda Fry, Marshayla and Miniya

Mitchell and Levionna Cummings, all of Akron, Ohio; special friend, Andre Brown; and a host

of cousins, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends; estranged wife, Metrindeline

Cummings.

Services will be held Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 12 p.m. at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, 180

Edward Ave., Akron, OH 44310, Pastor Robert J. Evans officiating. Interment at Ohio Western

Reserve Cemetery. Friends may visit at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service.

Procession will form at 1415 Tioga Ave., Akron, OH 44305, and condolences may be sent to

1720 Ottawa Ave., Akron, OH 44305.
(330) 535-1543 www.stewartcalhoun.com

Michael N. Estes (1951-2010)  |

Michael N. Estes, Major, U.S. Army Retired, passed away in his home on April 25, 2010 in

New Braunfels. Michael was born to Ned W. and Dorothy Estes on Oct. 9, 1951 in Memphis,

Texas. He was preceded in death by his father and survived by his mother Dorothy; brothers

Patrick and Joel; son Michael; wife Donna; grandchildren, Anneliese, Alysa, David and

Jackson Estes, his wife, Wanda; stepgrandson, Daniel, and several aunts, uncles, nephews,

and cousins.
Michael joined the Army at age 19 where he served as an enlisted man for 3 years. During

that time he chose to complete his education and return to the Army as a commissioned

officer. He received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Texas at

Arlington and his master of science degree from Florida Institute of Technology. His

20-year Army career included an assignment as the commander to the 47th Ordnance Detachment

at Fort Hood in the early ’80s, Contracting Officer in Saudi Arabia prior to and during the

Gulf War, and Explosives Ordnance Disposal Inspector General.
After serving in the Army for 20 years, he worked as a procurement business manager for

Brown & Root Services in Africa, Haiti, Hungary, and eventually in Virginia. He was also a

senior subcontract administrator for Lockheed Martin in Greenville, S.C. and a procurement

manager for Brown & Root for the Kosovo, Balkan Region. Approximately 10 years ago, he

settled in the San Antonio area after acquiring a position with Zachry Construction.
Michael will be missed very much by his wife, Wanda, who thought of him as her tender

loving soul mate as well as her best friend. Michael was a very loving and caring man to

those close to him. He was extraordinarily proud of his son, Michael, who is now a Marine

Major serving as Foreign Area Officer in the Philippines. He was a private pilot and loved

piloting both motorized planes and sailplanes.
Private services were held at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. Those wishing to make

memorial contributions in Michael’s memory may make them to the American Cancer Society .
Arrangements are under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home, 615 Landa, New Braunfels.

Published in The Herald Democrat on May 2, 2010

JON CARY FINDLAY Jr.   |

FINDLAY, JR., JON CARY Findlay, Jon Cary , Jr. born November 23, 1965 and passed away on

May 15, 2010 in Birmingham, AL. He was a student at UAB studying to be a teacher. He had

served in the U.S. Army from 1988 until 1992 receiving various service medals including the

Southwest Asia Medal with 3 bronze stars for his service as a tank commander in the first

Gulf War. After his military service Jon obtained a J.D. degree from Samford University and

an LLM from Georgetown University. He is survived by father and step mother, Cary and

Konstance Findlay of Sarasota, Florida and his brothers, Thomas Andrew of Birmingham and

Scott Campbell of Sarasota. A graveside service will be held Friday, May 21, 2010 at noon

at Jefferson Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Trussville, Alabama.
Published in The Birmingham News from May 20 to May 21, 2010

LEW CHARLES JANZ (1968 – 2010)  |
Lew Janz, 41, lifelong resident of Anacortes succumbed to injuries sustained in the Tesoro

refinery explosion on 4/2/10.
He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family and friends on 4/13/10 at

Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.

Lew is survived by his mother, Katherine Delano; his father and step-mother, Hershel and

Bonita Janz; daughters, Ashley Janz and Brittany Janz; brothers, Dean Janz, Gordon Janz,

and Cael Delano; sister-in-law, Charlene Janz; niece, Cassidy Janz; nephew, Dalton Talbert;

fiancé, Jennifer Dyment; and his future step-daughters, Gabby Dyment and Madeline Dyment.

Lew was born on 4/26/68 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin and moved to Anacortes in 1972 where he

lived the past 38 years and raised his own family.

He graduated from Anacortes High School where he excelled in track, soccer, and basketball.

Lew joined the U.S. Army at age 18 and proudly served his country for 5 years, including

duty in the Gulf War.

He owned and operated a successful roofing company which he sold to accept a position at

the Tesoro refinery to be closer to his family. Lew worked for Tesoro as an Operations

Supervisor for the past 10 years.

Lew enjoyed life and always lived it to the fullest. He loved the time he spent with his

family most. Lew had many interests which included history, the stock market, classic 80’s

rock, boating, bowling, fantasy football, basketball, weight lifting, and above all else,

the game of golf. He was a pretty darn good ping pong player too!

Lew was engaged to be married this August 1, 2010 in Leavenworth to his best friend, Jen.

In addition to his own wedding plans, he looked forward to the wedding of his newly engaged

daughter, Ashley in the coming year.

Lew was a respected, hard working, dependable, honest, thoughtful, and kind loving man who

touched the lives of so many, including his five co-workers and friends who he now joins in

Heaven. Lew, you will be missed and forever loved. Always.

A memorial service was held on April 17, 2010 at Brodniak Hall in Anacortes, Washington.

Interment was at Grand View Cemetery in Anacortes.

Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and

the San Juan Islands.
To share memories of Lew, please sign the online guest register at www.evanschapel.com.

Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on April 27, 2010

Col. John Michael McHugh   |

Col. John Michael McHugh went home to God on May 18, 2010, while serving with the United

States Army in Afghanistan. Funeral services will be held in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., on

Thursday, May 27, at 11 a.m. A Memorial Mass celebrating his life will be held on Saturday,

June 5, at 11 a.m. at St. Aloysius Church in Caldwell, N.J. Born in West Caldwell, N.J.,

John attended St. Aloysius Grammar School, graduated from James Caldwell High School in

1982, and was a member of the graduating class of 1986, United States Military Academy at

West Point. John was the loving husband of Connie (Jensen), and the devoted father of Chief

Warrant Officer 2 Michael McHugh, U.S. Army, and his wife, Angela, Kelly Rose, Kristen,

Maggie, and David, and grandfather of Abigail Lynn. He also leaves behind his parents,

James and Mary Ann McHugh of West Caldwell; his sister, Mary Kate Edwards; brothers, James

B. McHugh and Frank McHugh; in-laws, Jeff Edwards and Donna McHugh, and loving niece and

nephews, Jim, Tom, Tim, Katie and Brian. John began his military career by attending the

United States Army Aviation School at Fort Rucker, Ala., where he graduated as a UH60

Blackhawk Helicopter pilot. He served in the first Gulf War in 1990, and distinguishably

served for 24 years at numerous bases throughout the United States and overseas, most

recently being deployed for 15 months to Udairi Army Airfield in Kuwait. He was the

recipient of numerous awards and decorations from the United States Army, including the

Legion of Merit Award, the Purple Heart, and a second Bronze Star. A natural born leader,

John was the head of his athletic teams, both at Caldwell High School, where he excelled at

soccer and baseball, and at West Point, where he was goalkeeper for the Army Soccer Team.

He continued his love of sports throughout his life, volunteering to coach soccer for his

children. A true American hero, John will always be remembered as a man devoted to God, to

his country, and to his friends and family. “Whether therefore ye eat or drink or

whatsoever ye do, do all to the Glory of God.” 1 Cor 10:31
Published in Star-Ledger on May 24, 2010
Walter W. McManus

Walter Werner McManus of Yakima passed away unexpectedly at
the age of 58 on Friday April 23, 2010.

He was born July 5, 1951 in Jersey City, New Jersey. He lived in Yakima for 13 years.

Walter
enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1984 and was stationed in Mannheim,
Germany for 6 years. His wife and him enjoyed it very much. He also
served in the Gulf War. Walter retired from the U.S. Army and National
Guard as a Technician. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his
friend’s from the V.A. and family in his spare time. He loved
barbecuing, making people laugh, and helping people in any way that he
could.

He is survived by his wife Sharon McManus, Yakima, daughter
Angelica McManus-Null and husband Lonnie Null, Fayetteville NC,
daughter Amber McManus and fiance Amador Navarro, Yakima, and brother
Marcus McManus Atlantic City, NJ. He was proceeded in death by his
father Walter McManus and mother Lieselotte McManus.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal”

There will be a private memorial service for family and close friends only.

Sam O’Neil Jr.   |
O?Neil, Jr O?Neil, Jr, Sam W died May 1, 2010. Sam served in the U.S. Navy during the

Persian Gulf War. He lived in Ft Lauderdale. Sam is survived by his parents Sam & Faye,

sister Kim. Send condolences/memories to ONeil Family, PO BOX 401 Lookout Mtn. Tn 37350

Published in Sun-Sentinel on May 16, 2010

Joey “Toolman” O’Toole   |
Joey “Toolman” O’Toole, 44, of Panama City, Fla., passed away Monday, May 17, 2010.

He served during the Gulf War and had retired from the U.S. Navy as a chief petty officer

after 25 years of service.

Joey enjoyed riding his Harley, bowling and golfing. His family was the most important

thing in his life. He attended Lynn Haven United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph O’Toole. He is survived by two sons, Ryan

Flowers and Andrew O’Toole; parents, Robert and Anita Watkins; two brothers, Eddie O’Toole

(Colleen) and Christopher O’Toole (Christine); three sisters, Noreen O’Toole Hemmis (Ron),

Cathy O’Toole Morrow (Mike) and Wendy Watkins Funches (Ross); 14 nieces and nephews; and

three great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, May 21, 2010, at the chapel of Kent-Forest

Lawn Funeral Home. The family will receive friends beginning at noon Friday at the funeral

home.

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed at www.kentforestlawn.com.
Kent-Forest Lawn
Funeral Home
2403 Harrison Ave.
Panama City, Fla. 32405
850-763-4694

Thomas W. Rizer
Lieutenant Commander Thomas W. Rizer May 19, 2010 Plainfield – Lieutenant Commander Thomas

W. Rizer passed away early Wednesday morning at his home in Plainfield surrounded by his

loved ones. He was born in Putnam a son of Gloria Rizer and the late Clarence Rizer. Tom

proudly defended his country for 23 years serving in Vietnam and the Gulf Wars. He retired

from the United States Navy in 1995 after earning numerous medals and awards. Besides his

mother Tom is survived by his children, Thomas Rizer II and his fiancé Kristin Hewitt;

Crystal Dionne all of Killingly; Theodore Rizer of Plainfield; a stepson Matthew Fournier

of Plainfield; 2 grandsons, Austin & Aaron Dionne; Siblings, Clarence, Daniel, Doug and

Donna. He was predeceased by a sister Marlene Beausoleil. The family would like to give

special thanks to Tom’s uncle Arthur St. Jean, Tracy Martel and her family and Frank

DiRuscio for all of their help and support. The funeral will be held Saturday at 9:00am

from Dougherty Bros. Funeral Home 595 Norwich Rd. Plainfield followed by a mass of

Christian burial at 10: 00am in St. John the Apostle Church, Plainfield. Burial with

military honors will follow in St. John cemetery. Visiting hours are Friday 4-8pm. In lieu

of flowers memorial contributions may be made to South County Dialysis C/O Christine

Schuler, 336 Thompson Rd. Webster, MA. 01570.

Bradley Scott Vied   |

(Asbury Park Press)

BRADLEY SCOTT VIED
AGE: 41 UNION BEACH
Bradley Scott Vied, 41, of Union Beach, passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at home. He was

born in Flint, Michigan. He worked as a lineman with Verizon. He was a member of the Union

Beach Fire Department and has been a volunteer fire fighter for over 20 years. He served

his country in the U.S. Navy, during the Persian Gulf, from November 1986 through April

1991. He was a Desert Shield Storm veteran.
Bradley was predeceased by his twin, Gregory Sean Vied. He is survived by his parents, Roy

and Mary Vied of MI; three children, Alysa, Gregory and Gillian, all of Union Beach; two

sisters, Pam Gaggin of MI, and Vicky Polk of NY; his loving companion, Michele Risley of

Tinton Falls; and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 21, with a

service at 8 p.m. at Day Funeral Home, 361 Maple Place, Keyport. Cremation will be private.

To submit online condolences to the family, visit www.dayfuneralhome.com.

Published in Asbury Park Press on May 21, 2010

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