To honor and remember November Gulf War Veterans that have left us way to early in life. The first week of November I had posted 6. This list presenting for honor today continues to number 36 . Well over one a day gulf war veterans 90-91 are dying. These are historical data that shows as Mr Perot said the largest post war morbidity/mortality to date.
Data Analysis Possible:
One of these died in Oct so the number for November is at 35. The one in Oct in this list was 55, a USAF MSgt.
We have 6 USNavy, 1 Marine, 15 US Army, 5 USAF, 11 Air National Guard on this list alone. We have one at 83 years old, two in their 70’s(71,73), 6 in their 60’s(61, 63, 64, 66,67, 68), 8 in their 50’s (50, 53, 55, 56(2), 57(3)), 8 in their 40’s (42, 43, 44, 45, 47, 48(2), 49), one age 32, No age given (3)
We have a Navy CMD, Lt Col, Master Chief Petty Officer, Major, Msgt -2, Sgt First Class -2 all identified. WE have a Army Engineer, A Navigator, Army Helicopter pilot, an Electronics specialist to name just the highlights.
WE have 1 Vietnam and Desert Storm Era Veteran, 1 Gulf War Era, 1 Desert Storm and OIF, 2 Vietnam and Desert Storm, 1 Vietnam, Desert Storm, Somalia, 1 Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm, and 1 with World War 2, Korea and Desert Storm Service. One has not Service Data.
Deaths in Sleep(1), Sudden(1), Accident(1), Hospice(1), Hospital(3), short illness(1), Unexpected (1), Cancers nonspecific(2), Cancer Gastric(1), Pancreatic Cancer(1) identified.
So far these 35 Deaths in November 2010 and the one from October included we want to continue to remember them and their survivors. We have no data if any or all or a part of these were receiving Disability from the VA or were rated service connected. We do not know if the VA even has all of these recorded because some died for sure with no VA Rating, No VA C file, etc.
We continue to ask for a Registry to record accurately by name the Gulf War Veterans (90-91) who died, by name, age, unit, cause of death, service connection rating, multi war service (some veterans are counted re vietnam but not gulf war for example).
We also ask for a Disease Registry re Age at diagnosis and Diagnosis/Diagnoses(multiple) and unit served! This should include all diagnoses and whether they are receiving VA Compensation and at what percentage. The researchers, doctors, VA benefits, gulf war veterans, and the veterans family members deserve this and no less! This has to be transparent! Our Citizens also need to know!
WE honor our veterans by remembering, serving them as well as those left living, acknowledging them fully in all forms!
We hear from family survivors and welcome their input! WE honor all input please feel free to add comments to this article.
Although it has been 20 years since Operation Desert Shield/Storm and the Gulf War 1990-91 our battles for help and recognition is not over! WE still push for legislative relief both at national and state level. We push for funding of medical research to get answers and treatments for Gulf War Illness. WE push for VA health care. We push for education for health care providers and VA Adjudicators/Raters. We push for answers so that we learn and help the next group of soldiers and veterans. We push for answers for civilians because who know what occurrence can happen in civilian life re be it a national security terrorist attack, a chemical exposure, exposure to radiation, exposure to problems with vaccines, and so many other potential biological/chemical/radiation singularly or in synergistic effects.
Roll Call of Names- SALUTE—Gun Barrage-TAPS
7. CULP Donald Lee Culp, age 73, Friday, November 12, 2010. Retired US Army
8. Elizabeth A. Vallet, 50, of Avoca, died Wednesday at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Air Force
9. Albert L. Duncan, 45, of Pence Avenue, died at 7:25 p.m. Monday, November 15, 2010, at Brown County Health and Living Community.
Albert was a self-employed mechanic an Army veteran of the Persian Gulf War. He also served in the Army National Guard for 12 years.
10.(oct death) Roy W. Shields, 55, of Covington, Ga., passed away Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010. Master sergeant with the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1997 after serving 24 years. Roy served in England, Germany, Saudi Arabia, many bases in US.
11. Mr. Dexter A. Barbano, 47, of Louisiana, Missouri, USMC
12. MILLER, James D. age 53,Dayton, Ohio, US Army
13. Herzing, James Barry, Retired Navy Master Chief Petty Officer (Master Chief Fire Controlman FCCM) of Glen Allen, MO died November 11, 2010 (Veterans Day), pancreatic cancer,a combat veteran of Desert Storm and served over 30 years of active duty in U.S. Navy including over 13 years of active sea duty on several aircraft carriers and destroyers and a tour of duty at the Pentagon
14. Robert Wayne Casares, Gulf War veteran, serving 11 years in the U.S. Army, MO
15. Greg Lynn Jones, age 48, of Florence, US Army
16. Eric D. Thompson, CA/Nevada, USN
17. Michael E. Hart ,44, unexpectedly, USN, NY
18. John T. Story, 63, Maine,LtCol, Air National Guard, F101 and KC135 navigator
19. James J. Adams VIRGINIA BEACH,61, – Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. He served on USS CHARLESTON (LKA 113), USS GRAHAM COUNTY (ALP 1176), Patrol Division TWENTY-ONE, USS READY (PG 87), Destroyer Squadron TWENTY-EIGHT, USS NEWMAN K PERRY (DD 883), USS DAMATO (DD 871), USS PONCE (LPD 15), commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, USS AUSTIN (LPD 4), commander Amphibious Squadron TEN, commander THIRD FLEET, Naval Amphibious School, and Expeditionary Warfare Training Group, Atlantic. He was commanding officer of USS SPARTANBURG COUNTY (LST 1192) homeported in Little Creek, Va. During this command tour, USS SPARTANBURG COUNTY participated in Operation Desert Shield/ Desert Storm and was the first East coast amphibious ship to enter the Persian Gulf. Cmdr. Adams was awarded two Meritorious Service Medals, five Navy Commendation Medals, the Navy Achievement Medal with two bronze stars, two Humanitarian Service Medals, the Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, and the Expert Pistol Shot Medal. Other awards include the Navy Unit Commendation, four sea Service Deployments, three Battle Efficiency “E,” Naval Reserve Sea Service, Navy Overseas Service, and Coast Guard Special Operations ribbons
20. Jim Eddie Wade, 71, Miss. Air National Guard, served in both the Vietnam War and Desert Shield/Desert Storm,Vietnam Service Medal with six devices, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with one device and the Southwest Asia campaign Service Medal with Bronze Star. Other awards Wade received during his military career include the Combat Readiness Medal with three devices, National Defense Medal with one device, Air Force Reserve Medal with two devices, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with four devices, Humanitarian Service Medal with one device, and the Air Force Reserve Meritorious Service Medal with eight devices. Death due to Cancer.
21. Frederick J. “Soupy” Czupryna, 56 a lifelong resident of Chicopee, Mass, military career in 1974 at Ft. Jackson, SC and then Ft. Gordon, GA, where he graduated first in his class from Military Police School. He was assigned to the 287th MP Co. Special Troops Berlin Brigade in Berlin, Germany, where he worked checkpoints Alpha, Bravo and Charlie. He was selected to attend Military Police Investigator School in Vilseck, Germany and later Special Forces training in Bad Tolz, Germany. He graduated from the French Commandoes and was then attached to the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) behind the Iron Curtain. During this time he served as a personal bodyguard to visiting officials including Gen. Redgrave and Walter Mondale. Fred went on to join the Army Reserves as a Combat Skills Instructor and was attached to the 76th Division Training Command assigned to Ft. Benning and later the United States Army Military Academy at West Point, NY. He volunteered to train doctors and nurses in combat skills during Operation Desert Storm. Fred dedicated his life to serving veterans through volunteer service at the VA in Leeds and the Soldiers Home in Holyoke. He was a member of the Polish American Veterans Andrew Balut Post where he served two terms as Commander and later as the MA State Commander.
22. Mr. Harlon E. Freeman, Sr., 83, WW2, Korea, Desert Storm, MS Medical Center
23. David Michael Houston, 57, Clarksville, KY, a U.S. Navy Desert Storm Veteran
24. LIPPINCOTT DOUGLAS JOSEPH Age 42, of Apollo, an Army veteran of Desert Storm, Douglas Joseph Lippincott’s life was cut short by a tragic work accident in West Virginia
25. Trent L. McLaurin, 43, Clarksville, death in hospice, 15 year U.S. Army Veteran, having dutifully served in Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
26. CMSGT Peter Plaszczenski, US Air Force (Ret). Residence, North Charleston, South Carolina, 67
27. BRIAN DUANE BARTO , 57, died November 27, 2010 after a brief but courageous fight with gastric cancer, US Army, Major, Combat Engineer
28. Jeffrey Jay Cole, 48, of Liberty, passed away on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2010, US Army, Cancer
29. Sgt. 1st Class, Michael Keith “Mickey” Deyo, 68 of Vian, Oklahoma, Army during the Korean War, Vietnam War, and Desert Storm.
30. Michael T. Hanowell Retired Army First SGT Michael T. Hanowell, 56 of Fayetteville, passed away on Friday, November 26, 2010. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War era and Desert Storm Era.
31. Robert Joseph Jolly, 57 years old, and long time resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado passed away on November 25, 2010 at Memorial Hospital -Robert spent a total of 22 years in the Army, retiring as a Master Sergeant in 1995-veteran of Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Somalia.
32. Robert J. “Bobby” Leisenfelder, 49, died suddenly at home, USAF
33. Jason M. Springer Sr., 32, of Drums, USAF, Gulf War Era
34. Joseph Sitar, 55, USArmy, was born in Sacramento, CA on August 24, 1955 and died peacefully in his sleep on November 26, 2010. SFC Joe Sitar honorably retired from the army in 1992 after serving 20 years. He served in many places over the 20 years. Some of the more memorable places included Berlin, Germany, the DMZ in Korea, Ft. Jackson, and Ft. Benning. Joseph Sitar was a Gulf War Veteran and served during Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
35. Francis Thomas Farr, of Slidell, LA and RI, 64, USNavy, Vietnam and Gulf War, retired Senior Chief Aviation Electronics Technician
36. Nick Montgomery, 66, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at his home in Vinton following a brief illness. Nick proudly served his country in the United States Army for 35 years, retiring in September 2008. He was a helicopter and airplane pilot and Aviation Safety Officer, flying 11 different types of aircraft. He traveled extensively while he was in the military, living in seven states, and he was also stationed in Bolivia and Germany. He served in Vietnam and the Gulf War. He received the Distinguished Graduate of Aviator Class, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, a Bronze Star and numerous Air medals. He was a member of the Flying Tigers, U.S. Helicopter Pilots Association and the Military Officers of America Association.
FULL OBITS FOLLOW:
Donald Lee Culp
CULP Donald Lee Culp, age 73, Friday, November 12, 2010. Retired US Army,
Veteran Desert Storm/ Desert Shield. Preceded in death by his wife Carol,
son Donald Jr., daughter Donna Culp, brothers George and Lester Culp.
Survived by children, Dreama (Steve) Linnabary and Mark Culp;
grandchildren, Steven and Timothy Linnabary; sisters, Betty Hanson, Joyce
(Dave) Petrie; brother, Walt (Wilma) Culp; numerous nieces, nephews; other
relatives and friends. Friends may call Monday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the
EGAN-RYAN EAST CHAPEL, 4019 E. Livingston Ave., where the funeral service
will be held Tuesday 11 a.m. Burial Obetz Cemetery. Friends who wish may
contribute in his memory to the American Red Cross.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on November 14, 2010
Published online in The Columbus Dispatch from November 13 to November 14,
Elizabeth A. Vallet
Elizabeth A. Vallet, 50, of Avoca, died Wednesday at Wilkes-Barre General
Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Brett W. Vallet. She was the daughter of Raymond A. Fluck of Harleysville and the late Margaret Dudgeon Fluck. She was an Air Force veteran of Operation Desert Storm.
Also surviving are a stepdaughter, Brianna Vallet; a sister, Margaret A.
“Maggie” and husband, Larry Fussner; a niece, Jacqueline; and two nephews,
Bradley and Nicholas. A memorial service will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at Kniffen O’Malley Funeral Home Inc., Avoca. Friends may call from 6 to 7.
Published in Scranton Times on November 13, 2010
Albert L. Duncan, 45, of Pence Avenue, died at 7:25 p.m. Monday, November
15, 2010, at Brown County Health and Living Community. Albert was a self-employed mechanic, a member of Walker Chapel and an Army veteran of the Persian Gulf War. He also served in the Army National Guard for 12 years.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Barkes, Weaver &
Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Martin Wright officiating.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until
service time Saturday. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery with military rites conducted by Bartholomew County Veterans Color Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana.
Online condolences may be sent to the Duncan family and a video tribute
may be viewed at www.barkesweaverglick.com.
Albert was born in Flint, Michigan, February 10, 1965, the son of Charles
B. and Judith M. Washinifsky. He married Sheila D. Keller August 31, 2008.
Survivors include his wife, Sheila D. Duncan of Columbus; his parents,
Howard W. and Judith M. Reynolds Duncan of North Vernon; his father,
Charles B. Washinifsky of Holly, MI; a daughter, Kera Ossanna of Bessemer,
MI; stepdaughters, Stephanie Bennett and Jasmine Henderson, both of
Columbus; brothers, Charles (Claudia) Duncan of Germany and Danny (Kim)
Duncan of California; a sister, Lola Komsi of North Dakota; a
granddaughter, Savannah Ossanna; a stepgrandson, Gabe Lux; and several
nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ivory and Lillian Reynolds and George and Lola Duncan.
Roy W. Shields
..PARDEEVILLE/COVINGTON, Ga. – Roy W. Shields, 55, of Covington, Ga.,
passed away Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010. Roy was born May 13, 1955, at Eglin Air Force Base in Okaloosa, Fla., the son of James and Margarete Föller Shields. He was a 1973 graduate of Pardeeville High School.
Roy was a master sergeant with the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1997 after
serving 24 years. Throughout his career, Roy served in England, Germany,
Saudi Arabia and many Air Force bases throughout the United States,
including Area 51 in Nevada. He was in charge of closing Chanute Air Force
Base in 1993, in Rantoul, Ill. Roy was a veteran of the Gulf War.
Following his career with the Air Force, Roy continued his job as a
packing and shipping specialist as a civilian with the Air Force, Navy
and, most recently, the Army. He continued his education throughout his
life, recently receiving his associate’s degree in computer science.
Roy loved mechanics, especially working on his beloved old truck and
motorcycle, and spending time with his dog, Shorty. He will always be
remembered for his sense of humor and his willingness to help anyone in
need. His greatest pride was his family, having just visited Wisconsin for
the birth of his grandson Collin, on Oct. 20. He is survived by his wife, Kathy (Hanson) Shields, of Covington, Ga.; his first wife, Eunice Shields, of East Bristol; his son, Roy Michael Shields, of Beaver Dam; his daughter, Jaime (Doug Baerwolf) Pergande, of Fall River; stepsons, Bill (Gin) Rue of California and Joe Rue of Iowa; his grandchildren, Colten Pergande, Cayden Pergande and Collin Baerwolf, all of Fall River, and Kenny Rue and Anthony Rue, both of California; his mother, Margarete Föller Shields; his mother-in-law, Darline Hanson; his brothers and sisters, Gabriele (John) Fisher of Washington state, Ronald
(Mikeala) Shields of Illinois, Raymond (Helen) Shields of Florida, Thairn
(Brian) TeLindert of Portage, Robert Shields of Pardeeville, Rodney
(Jessica) Shields of California and Heidi Shields of Pardeeville; many
nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, his father-in-law, Tony Hanson, and grandparents, James B. Shields, Edna Johnson, and Nikolaus and Christine Föller.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pflanz Mantey Mendrala
Funeral Home in Portage, with the Rev. Alan Boeck officiating. Military
honors will be provided by Portage area veterans. Visitation will be from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in
Portage. Inurnment will be private.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Dexter A. Barbano
Funeral services for Mr. Dexter A. Barbano, 47, of Louisiana, Missouri,
will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 20th at the Collier Funeral
Home in Louisiana, Missouri.The Rev. Randall Cone officiating. Burial will
be at the Riverview Cemetery in Louisiana, Missouri. Visitation will be
held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 19th at the funeral
home. Mr. Barbano passed away on November 17, 2010 at the Pike County
Memorial Hospital in Louisiana, Missouri.
He was born on October 16, 1963 in Elmhurst, Illinois to Paul D. and Lynda
Garner Barbano. He married Karen Mitts on June 25, 1983 in Louisiana,
Missouri and she survives. He is also survived by 1 son, Dexter Barbano, Jr. of Louisiana, Missouri, 1 sister, Lynne Barbano of the state of Florida, 1 brother, Robert Bland and wife Alison of the State of Wyoming, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, and grandparents, Lynn and Martha Garner.
Mr. Barbano graduated from Louisiana High School in 1982. He was a veteran
of the US Marine Corps from 1982 to 1994 serving in Operation Desert
Shield and Desert Storm. He was a member of the Elmwood Presbyterian
Church in Louisiana, Missouri and had worked at Allparts, Inc. in
Louisiana, Missouri for a number of years. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed
trout fishing, exploring caves, going to car shows, and was a great friend
to many people.
Honorary pallbearers will be David Mitts, Kevin Keely, Ryan White, and
Mark Elgin. Active pallbearers will be Chris Bland, Brent Gierke, Robert
Brown, Chris Brown, Kelly Henderson, and Remy White. Memorials may be given to donor’s choice in care of Collier Funeral Homes, Inc., 117 Barnard Drive, Louisiana, Missouri 63353. On-line condolences may be sent at collierfuneral.com.
MILLER, James D. age 53, of Dayton, passed away Friday, November 19, 2010. He was born February 5, 1957 in Dayton, Ohio. James was a veteran of the United States Army serving during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. He is survived by his children, Erin Miller and James D. Miller, II; grandchildren, Trevor, Donavon, Anastasia, Kaleb, and Max; brothers, Terry, Edward, Tommy, and Larry; best friends, Steve and Jake; and his love Paula. James was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Betty Miller; and brother, Ronnie. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 26, 2010 at 1:30 pm at Newcomer Funeral Home (4104 Needmore Rd.). Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to time of service. Burial will follow in Dayton National Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. To send a special online message to the family, please visit www.NewcomerDayton.com.
Herzing, James Barry asleep in Jesus, retired Navy Master Chief Petty Officer (Master Chief Fire Controlman FCCM) of Glen Allen, MO died November 11, 2010 (Veterans Day) peacefully at his sister’s home after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Son of the late Anthony George Herzing, Sr. and Dorothy (nee Petersen) Herzing; dear brother of Anthony (Barbara) Herzing of Shorewood, IL, Christine (Dana) Walker of Wildwood, MO, Susan (Cliff) Sasenger of Oakville, MO; loving uncle of Allison Stevens, Caron (Eric) Ahlemeyer, Laurie (R. Lance) Hangge, Andrew Sasenger, Daniel Herzing, and Meredith Herzing. James was a combat veteran of Desert Storm and served over 30 years of active duty in U.S. Navy including over 13 years of active sea duty on several aircraft carriers and destroyers and a tour of duty at the Pentagon. Services: Memorial services and cremation internment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery St. Louis, Missouri on November 26, 2010 at 1:00pm.
Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on November 21, 2010
Robert Wayne Casares
Casares, Robert Wayne fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Wed., Nov. 17, 2010. Loving husband of Stacey Casares (nee Parker); dear Dada of Anastasia; beloved son of Jerry and Lucy Casares and brother of Mark Casares; loving son-in-law of Harry D. and Georgia Parker; our dear nephew, cousin and friend to many who loved him. Robert was a Gulf War veteran, serving 11 years in the U.S. Army and was a Dallas Cowboy fan. Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. (at Butler Hill), Wed., Nov. 24, 9:30 a.m. to Assumption Catholic Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment J. B. National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family for the benefit of Anastasia. Visitation Tues., 3-8 p.m.
Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on November 21, 2010
Greg Lynn Jones, age 48, of Florence, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, at Spry-Williams Funeral Home, Florence. The service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Park.
Pallbearers are David Jones, Brandon Sutherland, Trey Harrell, Heath Terrell, Josh Lindsey and Jeremy Lindsey. Honorary pallbearers are Keith Sutherland, Jonathan Lindsey, Dustin Smith and Dillion Jones
Greg was a native of Colbert County and a 1980 graduate of Deshler High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Gulf War.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Hugh Jones Sr. and Stella Jones, and maternal grandfather, Raymond Kimbrough.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Harrell Jones; parents, Hugh and Linda Jones; mother, Janice Jones; in-laws, Rosa and David Berger; son, David Jones; daughters, Star Steele (J.T.) and Angel Faires (Corey); grandchildren, Harlie, Jordan, Colbey and Jaxson; sisters, Teresa Strait (Donnie), Tina Smith (David) and Kelly Miles; brothers, Chris Jones (Donna) and Chance Jones (Brandy).
Please sign the guest register at sprywilliams.com.
Published in Florence Times Daily on November 21, 2010
Eric D. Thompson
Eric D. Thompson, loving husband of Crystal Thompson and beloved son of Michele and the late Fred Thompson of Reno, died on Wednesday in So. Lake Tahoe, CA, where he resided.
Eric was a native Nevadan, born in Reno in 1971. He graduated from high school locally and was a veteran of the Gulf War when he served in the U.S. Navy. He also attended Lake Tahoe Community College.
Additionally, he is survived by his children, Brianna and Shayne Thompson, his grandmother, Faye Mariluch, his uncle and aunt, John and Lori Mariluch and their children, Peter and Jane Mariluch.
“Tiger, tiger burning bright…”
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on November 23, 2010
Michael E. Hart
44, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 9, 2010. Born in Auburn, he grew up in Moravia and lived in Rochester for 10 years. He resided in Camillus for the past 10 years. Michael was an engineer for Lockheed Martin in Syracuse for 10 years and was previously employed by Xerox in Rochester. A Navy veteran, he served in the Persian Gulf War and was a plank owner of the USS Wisconsin. He attended Grace Chapel in Skaneateles.
Michael was predeceased by his father, Milton E. Hart.
Surviving are his wife of 21 years, the former Lesley Clark; children, Sarah and Ian of Camillus; mother, Mary Little Hart of Moravia; brothers, Douglas E. (Kendra) Hart of Moravia and Jeffrey B. (Catherine) Hart of Marshfield, MA; mother-in-law, Jean Clark of Rochester; brother-in-law, David (Cindy) Clark of Texas; sister-in-law, Audrey (Stephen) Warren of Arizona; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Grace Chapel, 1674 Cherry Valley Turnpike, Skaneateles 13152. Arrangements are by the Buranich Funeral Home, Camillus.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Cancer Society , 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7, E. Syracuse, NY 13057 or to American Heart Assn., P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241.
Please share condolences at www.BuranichFuneralHome.com
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on November 11, 2010
John T. Story
HAMPDEN – On Nov. 15, 2010, the world lost a great man. John Thomson Story was born July 10, 1947, the youngest child of Annie and Anson Story. He was raised in Winslow and graduated from Winslow High School in 1965 and from Thomas College in 1974. John was a career military man with 36 years of service. He joined the Air National Guard in 1966. He proudly served his country with two deployments during the Persian Gulf War and refueling operations over Ground Zero after Sept. 11. John flew from the backseat of the F-101 fighter jets for several years and retired as a lieutenant colonel in 2002 as a navigator on the KC-135 tankers with the Maineiacs Air Refueling Wing, Bangor. On July 29, 1967, he married his high school sweetheart and best friend, Colleen Kittredge. In 1978 John and Colleen moved to Hampden, where they raised their two daughters, Shelley and Mariann. Hampden is where their family continued to grow with the addition of four grandchildren. Papa was so proud of Courtney, Tyler, Maddison and Emily. He rarely missed a concert, dance recital or sporting event. Anyone who knew John was aware that he had two passions, his family and the game of golf. Some of his fondest memories were undoubtedly watching his grandson, Tyler, develop a love for the game. John is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Colleen of Hampden; two daughters, Shelley K. Foster of Winthrop and Mariann L. Willey and husband, Robert, of Carmel; four grandchildren, Courtney Foster, Tyler John Foster, Maddison Willey and Emily Willey; son-in-law, Scott Foster; his mother-in-law, Cathryn Kittredge of Waterville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Kathie Drouin, Dan and Kim Quirion and Mike and Gayla Cassidy; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. John was predeceased by his parents; and two sisters, Mary Mathieu and Anne Tesseo. Family and friends may visit 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Ave., Hampden, where a funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19. Interment will be at Maine Veterans Cemetery, Augusta. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to Bangor Humane Society, 693B, Mount Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401. Messages of condolence and memories may be shared through www.hampdengilpatrick.com.
Published in Bangor Daily News on November 17, 2010
James J. Adams VIRGINIA BEACH – Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. James Joseph Adams, a native of Rochester, N.Y., was born July 12, 1949 and passed away peacefully Nov. 16, 2010 in Norfolk at Sentara Leigh Hospital with family by his side. He is survived by his loving wife, Phyllis Yewell Adams; his daughter, Martha Carole Adams; his son, Jeffrey Yewell Adams, all of Virginia Beach. In the Rochester area he is survived by his mother, Dorothy Kaiser Adams; his brother, Ronald James Adams; his sister, Barbara Adams Zapoticnyj and her husband Walter; two nieces, Lisa Zapoticnyj and Jill Payne and her husband Brian, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Harry James Adams in Rochester. Cmdr. Adams was a 1967 graduate of Bishop Kearny High School, Rochester, a 1971 graduate of Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., with a Bachelor of Science in the School of Agriculture and Life Sciences, a 1988 graduate of Golden Gate University, San Francisco, with a Master of Business Administration, and a 1996 graduate of Old Dominion University, Norfolk, with a Master of Science in education. Cmdr. Adams was commissioned as an ensign in the United States Navy Reserves prior to his graduation from Cornell University. He served on USS CHARLESTON (LKA 113), USS GRAHAM COUNTY (ALP 1176), Patrol Division TWENTY-ONE, USS READY (PG 87), Destroyer Squadron TWENTY-EIGHT, USS NEWMAN K PERRY (DD 883), USS DAMATO (DD 871), USS PONCE (LPD 15), commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, USS AUSTIN (LPD 4), commander Amphibious Squadron TEN, commander THIRD FLEET, Naval Amphibious School, and Expeditionary Warfare Training Group, Atlantic. He was commanding officer of USS SPARTANBURG COUNTY (LST 1192) homeported in Little Creek, Va. During this command tour, USS SPARTANBURG COUNTY participated in Operation Desert Shield/ Desert Storm and was the first East coast amphibious ship to enter the Persian Gulf. Cmdr. Adams was awarded two Meritorious Service Medals, five Navy Commendation Medals, the Navy Achievement Medal with two bronze stars, two Humanitarian Service Medals, the Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, and the Expert Pistol Shot Medal. Other awards include the Navy Unit Commendation, four sea Service Deployments, three Battle Efficiency “E,” Naval Reserve Sea Service, Navy Overseas Service, and Coast Guard Special Operations ribbons. Cmdr. Adams began a second career as a Virginia Beach school teacher, first at Brandon Middle School and then full-time teacher in math and science at Salem Middle School, where he had been teaching for the past 12 years until the time of his death. According to the notes written to him by his students, Cmdr. Adams was a devoted, well-admired and professional educator. He was highly-regarded by his colleagues and administration and known as the “Gentle Giant,” Cmdr. Adams was a member of the First Baptist Church of Norfolk, the Surface Warfare Association, the Navy League of Hampton Roads, the U.S. Naval Institute, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, as well as National Education Association, the Virginia Education Association, the Virginia Beach Education Association, and the alumni associations of his high school and the three universities from which he was awarded degrees. In September 1975, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, under the direction of the then Governor Julian M. Carroll, commissioned Cmdr. Adams to the status of Honorary Colonel for his patriotic naval service while stationed in Italy. Cmdr. Adams’ viewing will be held at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 6329 East Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23502 today, Nov. 19, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. EST, where the family will welcome friends, colleagues, family, and former shipmates. His funeral will be held the following day, Saturday, Nov. 20, at 1:30 p.m. EST at the Woodlawn Funeral Home, also, and will be led by the Rev. Phillip Herring with assistance from the Rev. Richard Baker, and retired U.S. Navy Chaplain Bron Forrester. Cmdr. Adams will receive full military honors at the Avenue of History Veterans Garden at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. A reception will be held following services. In lieu of flowers, persons may donate to the American Diabetes Association , the American Cancer Society or a charity of their personal choice.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on November 19, 2010
Jim Eddie Wade
Jim Eddie Wade, 71, went to be with our Lord on Sunday, November 7, 2010, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Visitation is from 1:00 pm -3:00 pm today at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon with a memorial service at 3:00 pm.
Born in Jackson, MS to Annie Lee Woolam Wade and Willie Dandridge Wade, Jim Eddie graduated from Central High School in 1957. While at Central, he served as ROTC Battalion Executive, Cadet Major, Honor Platoon, Visual Education Vice President, Homeroom President, Student Council Vice President and was voted “Friendliest”. After graduation from Central, Jim Eddie attended Copiah-Lincoln Junior College and Mississippi State University. He was at MSU when “Old Main” burned.
Prior to graduation from high school, Jim Eddie joined the Mississippi Air National Guard in 1956 and attended basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. In 1961, he started his life-long career with the MS Air National Guard at Hawkins Field in Jackson. During his 37 years of distinguished service to his country, Jim Eddie served in both the Vietnam War and Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He earned the Vietnam Service Medal with six devices, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with one device and the Southwest Asia campaign Service Medal with Bronze Star. Other awards Wade received during his military career include the Combat Readiness Medal with three devices, National Defense Medal with one device, Air Force Reserve Medal with two devices, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with four devices, Humanitarian Service Medal with one device, and the Air Force Reserve Meritorious Service Medal with eight devices.
Jim Eddie was a man of many talents. He was a great cook and used that talent for many Air National Guard functions, including the annual Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, the Lion’s Club, and the annual Harley Davidson “Trail of Honor”.
He touched so many lives in such positive ways. Duty, honor, integrity, commitment, courage and selflessness…that was Jim Eddie. His last act of courage was his fierce battle with cancer…he gave it his all. His abiding faith in his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, sustained him.
He will be forever missed by his loving wife, Jane; his daughter, Jennifer Wade Hansford; her husband, Kevin; his grandson, Wade Scott; and all of his military family and friends.
Special thanks to his caregivers at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS.
Memorial donations may be made to Disabled American Veteran’s, P. O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.
Online guest book at ottandleefuneralhome.com. Published in Clarion Ledger on November 10, 2010
Frederick J. Czupryna 1954 – 2010 CHICOPEE – Frederick J. “Soupy” Czupryna, 56 a lifelong resident of Chicopee, entered into eternal life on Saturday, November 6, 2010 surrounded by loving family and friends. Born July 10, 1954, the son of Lena “Lee” (Skiba) Czupryna and the late Joseph A. Czupryna, he was a communicant of the Basilica of St. Stanislaus, Bishop & Martyr. Fred was a graduate of Chicopee Comprehensive High School and Holyoke Community College, where he earned Associate Degrees in Corrections and Law Enforcement. He then earned a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Western New England College. Fred began his military career in 1974 at Ft. Jackson, SC and then Ft. Gordon, GA, where he graduated first in his class from Military Police School. He was assigned to the 287th MP Co. Special Troops Berlin Brigade in Berlin, Germany, where he worked checkpoints Alpha, Bravo and Charlie. He was selected to attend Military Police Investigator School in Vilseck, Germany and later Special Forces training in Bad Tolz, Germany. He graduated from the French Commandoes and was then attached to the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) behind the Iron Curtain. During this time he served as a personal bodyguard to visiting officials including Gen. Redgrave and Walter Mondale. Fred went on to join the Army Reserves as a Combat Skills Instructor and was attached to the 76th Division Training Command assigned to Ft. Benning and later the United States Army Military Academy at West Point, NY. He volunteered to train doctors and nurses in combat skills during Operation Desert Storm. Fred dedicated his life to serving veterans through volunteer service at the VA in Leeds and the Soldiers Home in Holyoke. He was a member of the Polish American Veterans Andrew Balut Post where he served two terms as Commander and later as the MA State Commander. He was a member of the Polish Legion of American Veterans, DAV, USO, National Order of Trench Rats, ELKS Lodge 1849 and the Knights of Columbus Council 4044. An avid sports fan and Celtics fan, Fred was a member of the Tigers Athletic Club, where he coached youth sports and also helped coach the Chicopee Suburban Basketball program. He was an active official through the Western Mass Track and Field Association. He became certified in Substance Abuse recovery through the ACE program at Westfield State and worked in programs at Baystate Medical Center and Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Fred was also a full time driving instructor at the University Driving School. Fred is survived by his beloved wife of twenty-seven years, Anne K. (Pafenbach) Czupryna; his loving sons, Joseph M. Czupryna and Stephen F. Czupryna, both of Chicopee; his mother Lee Czupryna of Chicopee; his sisters, Carol Ann Ganoe and her husband Gary of Easthampton, Theresa J. Picard and her husband Al of Chicopee; nephews Gregory and Shawn; niece Charissa and her children Evan and Owen; and many wonderful friends including Mary and Mark Austin. His father Joseph A. Czupryna predeceased him on May 18, 2010. Fred will be deeply missed by all who loved him. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 AM from the Kozikowski Funeral Home, 565 Front St., Chicopee, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Stanislaus Basilica. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday 2-4 and 6-8PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Western Mass Bilingual Veterans Outreach Center, 281 Franklin St., Springfield, MA 01104.
Published in The Republican from November 10 to November 11, 2010
Harlon Freeman Sr.
Mr. Harlon E. Freeman, Sr., 83, died November 16, 2010 at Central MS Medical Center.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 AM Thursday, November 18, 2010 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Chapel in Jackson with interment in Lakewood South Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 4 – 6 PM. Mr. Freeman was a highly decorated veteran who faithfully served his country during WWII, Korea and Desert Storm. He had been a member of McDowell Road Baptist Church and was a mason and a shriner.
He is preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Patsy Wallace.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Doris Freeman of Jackson; son, Harlon E. Freeman, Jr. (Terry) of Mocksville, NC; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Online guestbook at www.baldwinleejackson.com. Published in Clarion Ledger on November 17, 2010
David Michael Houston (1953-2010)
David Michael Houston, 57, Clarksville, died Friday, November 5, 2010, at his residence.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He was born April 29, 1953 in Calloway County, KY and was preceded in death by his father, Joe Rob Houston and his mother, Novie Louise Cole Wylie; and his brother, John Daniel Houston.
Mr. Houston was employed by OEM Tube Assemblies, Clarksville; a U.S. Navy Desert Storm Veteran, and a member of First Baptist Church, Clarksville.
Survivors include his daughter, Vanessa Ann (John) McMillion, Amelia, VA; brother, Bob Houston, Clarksville; grandchildren, Shelby and Ryan.
Arrangements in the care of McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home, (931)647-3371. On-line condolences may be made at www.NaveFuneralHomes.com. Published in The Leaf Chronicle on November 12, 2010
DOUGLAS JOSEPH LIPPINCOTT
LIPPINCOTT DOUGLAS JOSEPH
Age 42, of Apollo, an Army veteran of Desert Storm, Douglas Joseph Lippincott’s life was cut short by a tragic work accident in West Virginia on November 16, 2010. An avid motorcycle rider and hunter, Doug loved to spend his time with family at their camp along the river. He is survived by his loving wife Michele Lippincott; parents Fred and Donna Lippincott; sister Julie Lippincott; son Trey Heavner; daughter Ashley (fiance John Folk) Wolfe, Amber (Keith) Dudley, and Brandy Charles; grandson Dakoda Dudley; and parents-in-law Regis and Dorothy Lorenz. Preceded in death by his grandparents and uncle. Friends received Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at MAURICE L. KNEE, LTD. FUNERAL HOME 7663 Saltsburg Rd. (across from S&T Bank) Plum PA. 15239 where a funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. Interment with funeral honors Plum Creek Cemetery.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from November 18 to November 20, 2010
Trent L. McLaurin (1967-2010)
Trent L. McLaurin, 43, Clarksville , went to be with the Lord, Saturday, November 6, 2010, at Alive Hospice, Nashville.
A homegoing service will be held at 12 noon Saturday, November 13, 2010 at City of David Christian Center, 815 Crossland Ave., Clarksville, TN with Pastor William E. Martin III officiating.
A graveside service will not be held. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of service Saturday at the church.
McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Trent was born May 9, 1967 in Gulfport, Mississippi, son of John W. and Sarah Turnage McLaurin.
He was employed with Quebecor Printing, was a member of City of David Christian Center, and was a 15 year U.S. Army Veteran, having dutifully served in Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In addition to his parents of Gulfport, MS, survivors include his wife Shona McLaurin, son Trent McLaurin II, and daughter Shachia McLaurin, all of Clarksville, brother Terry McLaurin and sister Joann (Eric) Magee all of Gulfport, MS.
Honorary pallbearers will be Kenny McNair, Thomas McNair, Eric Magee, Stephen Hecht, Terry McLaurin, and Charles Smith.
Memorials may be made to the Trent L. McLaurin Scholarship Fund, c/o Green Bank, 25 Jefferson St., Clarksville, TN 37040. Arrangements in the care of McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home, (931)647-3371. Online condolences may be made at www.NaveFuneralHomes.com. Published in The Leaf Chronicle from November 11 to November 12, 2010
Peter Plaszczenski N. CHARLESTON – Entered into eternal rest the morning of Monday, November 8, 2010, CMSGT Peter Plaszczenski, US Air Force (Ret). Residence, North Charleston, South Carolina. Services for Mr. Plaszczenski will be private, with inurnment at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR. INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL. Born May 16, 1943, in New Britain, CT, Peter was the son of Stanley P. Plazczenski and Mary Kulik Plaszczenski. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and served during Desert Storm. He retired from the military after thirty years of service. Survivors include a daughter: Jennifer P. Hatchell (William) of Columbia, SC; a sister: Nancy Palmer of Willimantic, CT. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Road, N. Charleston, SC 29406. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com. Visit our guestbook at www.postandcourier.com/ deaths
Published in Charleston Post & Courier on November 10, 2010
BRIAN DUANE BARTO , 57, died November 27, 2010 after a brief but courageous fight with gastric cancer. He was born in Hibbing, MN on July 16, 1953 to Ted and Emma Barto. He will be greatly missed by his wife Cynthia Ann (CeCe) and sons Terry Anthony and fianc?e Leah Meyer and Robin Brian and partner Jeff Clark; his mother; sister Therese Wilson and husband Jim, brothers and spouses John and Barbara Barto, Bart and Carmen Barto and Todd and Suzanne Barto; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father.
Brian attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Bloomington, MN and graduated from the University of Houston. He worked for Bechtel before joining the Army. Upon leaving the service he worked for Enron and then was fortunate to join Turbine Air Systems as a Project Manager. He had an adventurous spirit, a great sense of humor and a wonderful smile. He was an Army Major, Desert Storm veteran, Combat Engineer, avid hockey player and fan, loving husband and father, sports coach, Boy Scout leader, Sunday school teacher and motorcycle enthusiast.
Visitation, Wednesday 6 to 9 p.m., and Memorial Service, Thursday, 2 p.m., Klein Funeral Home, 16131 Champion Forest Drive, Spring, TX.
Published in Houston Chronicle on November 30, 2010
Jeffrey Jay Cole
Jeffrey Jay Cole, 48, of Liberty, passed away on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2010. He was born in New Hampton, Iowa to Garry and Cynthia Pedrick Cole. Lt. Cole loved military history and served in the Army in Operation Desert Storm. Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Melanie, his son, Jacob and wife, Charity of Asheboro; father, Garry Lee Cole and wife, Sally; sister, Cathy Miller and husband Perry, of Missouri; and parents-in-law, Graham and Mary Kendall of Old Fort. Jeff, you were truly an inspiration to folks who knew you. You had every reason to be bitter when cancer struck — but we never heard a complaint. Never a harsh word toward the hand you had been dealt. You had such a steadfast desire to live and succeed at your work. You made such a good, positive statement to those you left behind. But … we miss you. A memorial service was held Sunday, Nov. 14 at Asheboro Seventh-day Adventist Church. Interment was in the Bethlehem Community Cemetery in Old Fort on Nov. 20, 2010. Condolences may be shared at www.loflinfh.com. Memorials should be made to the U.S. Wounded Soldiers Foundation at www.uswoundedsoldiers.com.
Published in The McDowell News from November 30 to December 7, 2010
Sgt. 1st Class Michael “Mickey” Keith Deyo
Sgt. 1st Class, Michael Keith “Mickey” Deyo, 68 of Vian, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2010 in Pocola, Oklahoma. He was born October 22, 1942 in Albia Iowa. He proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean War, Vietnam War, and Desert Storm. He was a member of the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans. He was a member of Rena Road Baptist Church and the International Radio League German Affiliated. He was preceded in death by his parents Keith Chidester Deyo and Verla Lorraine Bates Deyo. Services will be 10:00 AM at Fentress Mortuary Chapel with burial and military honors to follow at the Fort Smith National Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith. He is survived by four daughters; Cherri Deyo, Susanna Deyo both of Sananna, California; Michelle Schide of Russellville, Arkansas, Melinda Weiler of Fort Smith, one son Michael Spencer Deyo of Sananna, California; four step-children Sang-hui Pak of Nevada, Chung-hui Pak of Korea and Tiffany and Jamie Brown of Nevada; brother Kim James Deyo of Des Moines, Iowa; four sisters Rita Rae Fleener of Ft. Dodge, Iowa, Karen Alice Willoughby of Muldrow, Oklahoma, Debra Yoder of Omaha, Nebraska, and Ruth Marie Deyo of Crete, Nebraska, and five grandchildren. He is also survived by his long time special friend Karen (Stewart) Casper and life long friends and stand in family John and Sue and all of the Hood family. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Jack, Duane…
Michael T. Hanowell
Michael T. Hanowell Retired Army First SGT Michael T. Hanowell, 56 of Fayetteville, passed away on Friday, November 26, 2010. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War era and Desert Storm Era. A memorial service will be held Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 12pm (noon) in Campground United Methodist Church with the Rev. Haywood Smith and the Rev. Deacon Patrick D. Snyder Officiating, the family will receive friends from 11am to 12pm at the church prior to the service. Burial will follow in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years Debra D. Hanowell of the home, a son, Dennis M. Hanowell and a daughter Heidi A. Hanowell all of Fayetteville, 1 sister and three brothers. And his beloved pets Lucy, Jessie, & Phoebe. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Fayetteville Animal Protection Society (FAPS) at PO Box 58195, Fayetteville, NC 28305.
Published in Bellingham Herald on November 30, 2010
Robert Joseph Jolly
Robert Joseph Jolly, 57 years old, and long time resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado passed away on November 25, 2010 at Memorial Hospital due to natural causes. Robert, born on July 24, 1953, grew up on a ranch in Aguilar, Colorado. He graduated from Aguilar High School and then went to Trinidad State Junior College where he obtained his Associates degree in 1973. Afterwards, he joined the US Army and meet and married his only love, Donna Goben, on August 2, 1974. During their life together Robert and Donna lived in Maryland, Germany, Kentucky, and Texas before retiring â€œback homeâ€ in Security, Colorado in 1995. Robert spent a total of 22 years in the Army, retiring as a Master Sergeant in 1995. During retirement, he spent his time hunting, raising his family and working locally for MCS Service Company. Robert was a veteran of Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Somalia. Robert is survived by his wife, Donna Jolly, children: Jennifer Alley married to Aaron Alley, Laura Jolly, Robert Jolly II, Matthew Jolly; his grandchildren Nicholas Janczak, Samantha Alley, Kristy Autumn Alley, Hunter Alley; parents Thomas and Edna Jolly; siblings Thomas, Jane, Jeff, Elizabeth, Daniel, and Clarence; and his four legged children Duke, Squeaky, and Peanut â€œThe little princeâ€. His granddaughter Toni Jean Alley precedes him in death. Robert Jolly’s service will be on 29, November 2010 at the Dove-Witt Family Mortuary in Fountain, Colorado.
Published in The Gazette on November 28, 2010
Robert J. Leisenfelder
Leisenfelder, Robert J. ALBANY Robert J. “Bobby” Leisenfelder, 49, died suddenly at home on Wednesday, November 24, 2010. Born and educated in Albany he was the son of the late Eugene P. and Margaret M. (O’Brien) Leisenfelder. Bobby served his country as an airman in the United States Air Force from August 1980 until September 1991. He was a veteran of the Gulf War. Survivors include a sister, Gail A. Vogel of Houston, Texas.; his uncle, Francis “Buddy” (Joyce) Leisenfelder of Albany; nieces, Melissa Shimp and Christine Pickle, both of Houston, Texas; nephews, Frederick Mathews of Houston and Eddie Leisenfelder of Albany and many cousins. He was predeceased by his brothers Eugene J. “Jamie” Leisenfelder and John G. Leisenfelder and several aunts and uncles. Burial with full military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Rd., Schuylerville, NY 12871. Relatives and friends are invited and may join the funeral procession from the parking lot of the Norman E. Dascher Funeral Home, 490 Delaware Ave., Albany on Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. There will be no public calling hours.
Published in Albany Times Union on November 28, 2010
Jason M. Springer Sr.
Jason M. Springer Sr., 32, of Drums, died Friday, Nov. 26. He was the husband of Catrina Viola (LeMoine) Springer.
Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of Michael and Susan (Cunningham) Springer of Kresgeville.
He was an Air Force veteran of the Gulf War era.
Surviving in addition to his widow and parents are two sons, Jason Michael Jr. and Nicholas Ronald Patrick, both at home; a sister Jennifer, wife of Noel Rivera of Kresgeville; and his paternal grandmother, father- and mother-in-law and a brother-in-law.
Published in Times News on November 29, 2010
Jason Michael Springer Sr.
Jason Michael Springer, Sr., 32, of Drums, passed away suddenly on Friday, November 26, 2010, at his parents home in Kresgeville. He was the husband of Catrina Viola (LeMoine) Springer for 7 years. Born in Fountain Hill, he was the son of Michael and Susan (Cunningham) Springer. Jason was a 1997 graduate of Pleasant Valley High School. He was a Air Force Veteran of the Gulf War Era. Jason worked as a machine operator for First Quality Non Wovens, in Hazelton. He was a member of St. John Bosco in Conyngham. Jason had an incredible love of life, family and friends. Those who knew him will fondly remember his vibrant personality and love of his two young boys. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed. Survivors: In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by; his two sons, Jason Michael Springer, Jr. and Nicholas Ronald Patrick, at home; sister, Jennifer Rivera and her husband, Noel, of Kresgeville; paternal grandmother, Mary Springer; father and mother-in-law, Ronald and Theresa LeMoine; and brother-in-law, Ronnie LeMoine. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Services: 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010 at Cantelmi Funeral Home, 1311 Broadway, Fountain Hill, where the family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Interment will be at Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to his family for a fund being established for his children. Online condolences may be made at www.cantelmifuneralhome. Published in Morning Call on November 28, 2010
Joseph Sitar was born in Sacramento, CA on August 24, 1955 and died peacefully in his sleep on November 26, 2010. SFC Joe Sitar honorably retired from the army in 1992 after serving 20 years. He served in many places over the 20 years. Some of the more memorable places included Berlin, Germany, the DMZ in Korea, Ft. Jackson, and Ft. Benning. Joseph Sitar was a Gulf War Veteran and served during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. During the Army, Joe worked hard to receive a bachelors and masters degree in management. After the Army, he started a career in retail. He was a manager for Circle K and Radio Shack and for almost six years worked at Home Depot as an inventory specialist.
Joe enjoyed many things during his life. He loved to cook, especially when he was barbecuing at the grill. Joe loved to read. He always had a book in his hand. Some of his favorite authors were Stuart Woods, Vince Flynn, James Patterson, and Michael Connelly. He also liked watching movies with his family. Joe’s favorite places in the world were Berlin, his hometown, Sacramento and Hawaii. He also loved hanging out with his dog, Sam. Sam was always attached to Joe and followed him everywhere.
Joe Sitar loved and was loved by the family he left behind. He is survived by his wife, Claudia and daughter, Amy. Joe also loved his son-in-law, Tom, his two grandchildren, Andy and Matt, as well as his sister, Patti and two brothers, George and Steve. Joe Sitar will be missed and loved forever.
Arrangements under the direction of Lambert Funeral Home, Roseville, CA.
Francis Thomas Farr
FARR Francis Thomas Farr, of Slidell, LA, passed away on Friday, November 26, 2010. Beloved husband of Terry Farr of Slidell, LA for the past 20 years. Father of Alice Farr Shotwell and son-in-law James Shotwell of Memphis, TN, James F. Farr and daughter-in-law Glenda Farr of Casper, WY. Step-father of Charles M. Harris of Mesa, AZ and grandfather of Kaylie Harris of Mesa, AZ. Also survived by other siblings. Age 64 years; a native of Cranston, RI and a resident of Slidell, LA since 1995, Fran was a retired Senior Chief Aviation Electronics Technician in the U.S. Navy where he proudly served for 28 years. He served during the Vietnam Conflict and Operation Desert Storm. After his retirement he worked for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) in Slidell, LA. Fran was the Past Regional President of the South Central Fleet Reserve Association. He was the Secretary/Treasurer of the Slidell Branch 222 of the Fleet Reserve Association. Fran was a member of the Slidell Masonic Lodge F.& A.M. No. 311, the Board of Directors of the Slidell Little Theatre, the American Legion Post 374, Slidell, LA, the Disabled American Veterans Assoc. and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation at THE SLIDELL LITTLE THEATRE, 2024 Nellie Dr., Slidell, LA 70458, on Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 10:00am until 12:00pm. Memorial services will begin at 12:00pm. A gathering in honor of Fran will follow the services in the lobby of the theatre. Donations to FRA, 125 N. West St., Alexandria, VA 22314, is preferred, in lieu of flowers. Please visit www.honakerforestlawn.com to sign guestbook. Arrangements by Honaker Funeral Home, Inc., Slidell, LA.
Published in The Times-Picayune on December 2, 2010
November 24, 2010
VINTON, Iowa – Nick Montgomery, 66, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at his home in Vinton following a brief illness.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at Memorial United Methodist Church in Gladstone with Rev. Steve Cowan officiating.
Nick was born Jan. 5, 1944, in St. Paul, Minn., the son of Wilbur and Sharon Wood Montgomery. He was raised in Gladstone, and graduated from Gladstone High School. He also graduated from Northern Michigan University, majoring in industrial and special education.
Nick proudly served his country in the United States Army for 35 years, retiring in September 2008. He was a helicopter and airplane pilot and Aviation Safety Officer, flying 11 different types of aircraft. He traveled extensively while he was in the military, living in seven states, and he was also stationed in Bolivia and Germany. He served in Vietnam and the Gulf War. He received the Distinguished Graduate of Aviator Class, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, a Bronze Star and numerous Air medals. He was a member of the Flying Tigers, U.S. Helicopter Pilots Association and the Military Officers of America Association.
On July 8, 1967, Nick was united in marriage with Lynn Stenlund in Rapid River. Nick was a member of Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lions Club and the Country Club in Vinton. He volunteered at Vinton-Shellsburg schools. He enjoyed golfing, sailing, music, hunting and Green Bay Packers football.
Nick is survived by his wife of 43 years, Lynn of Vinton, Iowa; one daughter, Jennifer (John) Engler of Garrison, Iowa; one son, Jonathan Montgomery of Portland, Ore.; two grandchildren, Halie and John Frank Engler; one brother, Don (Kris) Montgomery of Escanaba; and one sister, Karen (Pat) Perry of Reno, Nev.
He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial fund has been established. Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home of Vinton is caring for Nick and his family. Condolences may be left at www.vsrfh.com.