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This collection of obituaries has been researched and compiled by Bruce Burlingham, historian of the U.S. Marine Raider Association. It is a part of our ongoing mission to preserve the memory of the Marines and Navy medical personnel who served in the U.S. Marine Raiders during World War II. Obituaries can be submitted to bburlingham@sbcglobal.net. All names are checked against the muster rolls and master roster to confirm that the deceased served in one or more of the four Raider battalions and two Raider regiments.

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Jack Ziegler Aaroe, beloved husband of Jeanne Aaroe, passed away February 10, 2004. Jack studied Grand Opera and loved singing to friends. He was proud of being a Raider in the U.S. Marines and serving in Guadacanal. He leaves a niece, Barbara Peterson and two nephews, Kenneth Aaroe and Glen Kindler. No service will be held at his request. He has donated his body to the Stanford Medical School. Donations are requested to go to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817.


REDFIELD--Owen Russell “Russ” Aaron, Jr., 87, of Redfield, died Monday, January 16, 2012.

Born in Redfield on July 26, 1924, Russell was a son of the late Owen Russell Aaron, Sr. and Mattie Mae Thrower Aaron.

He joined the United States Marine Corps out of high school during WWII, in which he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for bravery, heroism and meritorious service.

Mr. Aaron retired in 1982 from Olin Chemical as Maintenance Superintendent after 33 years of service. He was a member of the River Road Baptist Church and the American Legion Post 343.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by an infant son, Owen R. Aaron, III; and four brothers, Jack, Buck, T.J. and Walter Aaron.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mrs. Nadine Carder Aaron, whom he married January 18, 1946; sons, Brad and Shelby Aaron; a daughter, Shelia Clark; brother, Bert; two granddaughters, Alesha and Delena; and many other loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be Friday, 10:00 a.m. at River Road Baptist Church, with Brother Gene Murdock officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors.

Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. at the church. 


Anderson - George F. Abney, 81, Anderson, died March 31, 2004 at St. Johns Health System, Anderson Indiana after an extended illness.

He was born January 25, 1923 in Madison County, Indiana, and resided in Anderson, Indiana. He lived in the Madison County area all of his life.

He retired from Delco Remy Division of General Motors after 39 years of service.

He received the Purple Heart while serving his country during WWII in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was a member of the Fall Creek Conservation Club, Marine Raiders, National Rifle Association and the UAW Local #662. He was an avid fisherman, outdoorsman, gardener and enjoyed being outdoors. He loved being a grandfather and great grandfather and was a wonderful husband and father to his children.

He is survived by his Wife who he married March 10, 1945: Joan (Heath) Abney. Four Children: Michael & wife Debbie Abney of Anderson. Vici & husband Terry Schlabach of Wilkinson. Holly & husband Ross Fadely of Wilkinson. Shelley & husband Dan Calvert of Pendleton. Sister: Allamae Cram. Twelve Grandchildren and Fourteen Great-Grandchildren. Several Nieces & Nephews. Special Friends: Junior & Sue Franklin. Gene & Joan Brumfield.

He was preceded by his Parents: George W. & Ruth (Franklin) Abney. Sister: Jane Castor.

Memorial Service will be Sunday, April 4, 2004 at 2:30 PM, at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel; 200 W. 53rd Street; Anderson, with Rev. John Day officiating.

Cremation will take place.

Visitation will be from 12:30-2:30 PM on Sunday, April 4, 2004 at funeral home, south chapel.

Military rites will be by the VFW Post #266.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association.


RENTON, WASH. - Richard "Dick" Wendle Ackerman, 85, died of natural causes in his home in Renton, Wash. on October 20, 2009. Born May 19, 1924 to Samuel and Henrietta Ackerman, Dick was raised in Klamath Falls and graduated from Klamath Union High School. While he was a long-time resident of Oregon, Dick and his wife of 51 years, Trudy, decided to move to Renton, Wash. in 2006 to be closer to their son and his family. During World War II, Dick fought with the Marine Raiders in the Pacific Theater and was awarded a Purple Heart for injuries in Guam. He later served in Korea. Dick worked for the United Telephone Company in both Oregon and Iowa for 35 years. While in the Midwest, Dick served on a labor relations advisory panel for the University of Wisconsin and eight years as co-chairman of the Industrial Relations Research Association for the State of Iowa. Additionally, he conducted labor relations seminars for several Midwestern universities. In 1982, Dick and Trudy retired back to the West in Salem, Ore. Reflective of his long-time interest in the American western migration, Dick became a charter member of the Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) working tirelessly to preserve the heritage of western migration trails. He and Trudy led modern-day "wagon trains" from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City sharing their love of western history with participants. Dick served one term as Vice-President and two terms as President of OCTA and chaired the organization's historic preservation committee. He was awarded the Meritorious Achievement Award in 1993. Dick served as chairman of two OCTA national conventions, was appointed by the Governor to the Oregon Trail Advisory Council, and served as chairman of the Oregon Heritage Signing committee. He also volunteered for the Oregon Travel Information Council restoring historic markers across the state. Dick is survived his wife, Trudy; their son, Andrew (Joan); his grandson, Matt (Emily); granddaughter, Maurine; and great-granddaughter, Kylee. He will not only be remembered for a life of honor, integrity, and accomplishment, but for his loyal friendship to others, and as a lovingly devoted husband, father, father-in-law, and grandfather. Dick's remains are interred at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.


John (Chill) Acuna, 79, died Jan 1, 2005. A viewing will be held at Green Valley Mortuary on Jan. 5, 2005 from 6 to 8 p.m. A graveside service will be held at the El Dorado Cemetery in El Dorado on Jan. 7, 2005 at 1 p.m.


NEMO - Elton M. Adams, age 83, of Nemo passed away on Friday, September 22, 2006 at Fort Meade Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Elton was born on February 27, 1923 on a farm near Kouts, Indiana to Harvey and Louise (Heinhold) Adams. Elton was the youngest of nine children. He lived in Indiana until graduating from Hammon High School in June of 1941. On December 9, 1941, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps 6 days later on December 15, 1941. Prior to Elton's primary duty assignment, he attended several Marine Corps schools. They included, Messenger Signal School, Chemical Warfare School, Japanese Weapons School, Combat Rifleman, and Non-Commission Officer's School. After his training, Elton received an assignment to join a newly formed elite unit called the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion (Carlson's Raiders) under the command of Colonel Evans Carlson and Major James Roosevelt, son of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Elton was a decorated veteran of the Battle of Midway, Guadalcanal, Bougainville, and the Solomon Islands. He also proudly served during the assault on Iwo Jima, as part of the 26th Marines of the 5th Marine Division. Elton was awarded the Purple Heart twice during his duty in the Pacific Theater along with the Naval Commendation Medal (3 times), Presidential Unit Citation (2 times), Pacific Area Campaign Medal with 4 battle stars, Occupation of Japan Medal, and the WWII Victory Medal. After being honorably discharged in 1945, Elton worked for a short time in the steel foundries in Indiana. After that, he operated a custom harvesting business in the Midwest with his brother and worked harvesting timber in the Black Hills. On May 9th, 1947 Elton and Norma Troxell were united in marriage in Lead, South Dakota. The couple continued in the wheat harvesting business until 1952, when Elton and Norma moved to Nemo, South Dakota and began operation of the 4T Guest Ranch Store and Brandin' Iron Cafe in Nemo as part of a family run business through 1968. During these years Elton also worked as the Nemo Postmaster until 1974. He then worked as the Assistant Postmaster in Lead, Mailroom Tour Foreman and Mail and Window Service Supervisor at the Rapid City Post Office and Supervisor of Postal Operations in Lead until he retired in 1983. He was involved in many civic organizations including Nemo Volunteer Fire Department, Boy Scouts Committee, Firearm Safety Instructor, Nemo Community Association, Box Elder Job Corps Community Relations Council and Nemo Cemetery Association. Elton was also a Scottish Rite Mason for 50 years, a member of The Shrine NAJA Temple of Deadwood, past President of the NAJA Temple Flag Unit, lifetime member of both the VFW and DAV, The Marine Raider Association, The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and the Lawrence County Historical Society. Elton was an avid outdoorsman, being especially proud of his vegetable and flower gardens. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Elton lived in Nemo for over 50 years. He is survived by his wife Norma of Nemo, his sons Randall (Cathie) of Rapid City and Russell of Belle Fourche; his grandchildren, Mandy, Matt, Chris, Andrew, and Ashley; great-grandchildren, Vincent and Nicholas; and many nieces and nephews. His parents, six brothers and three sisters preceded Elton in death. Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 27, 2006 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. followed by a Masonic service at 7 p.m. conducted by Deadwood Lodge No. 7 at Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. at Nemo Community Church with Pastor Nick Rombough officiating. Interment will follow at the Nemo Community Cemetery with military honors by the Sturgis Honor Guard. Memorials have been established for the Shrine Temple Travel Fund for Children and the Nemo Cemetery Association.


SALTVILLE - Mr. Ralph Nelson Adams, 83, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, in Holston Valley Medical Center, in Kingsport.

Ralph was born May 29, 1918, in Honaker and spent most of his life in Saltville. He became a born again Christian on March 12, 2002, when he dedicated his life to our Lord and Savior. He was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. As a member of the First Marine Raider Battalion, Fifth Marines, he participated in many of the South Pacific battles such as Peleliu Islands, Guadalcanal, Okinawa. He was decorated with three Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. He was retired from the U.S. Gypsum Co. with 40 years of service. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rosella Taylor Adams, and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Elsie Hogston Adams; one son, Ralph "Buddy" Adams and wife, Pam, of Bristol, Va.; one daughter, Marty Hogston amd her husband, Douglas, of Mt. Carmel, Tenn.; one sister, Doris Auck and her husband, Clarence, of Bucyrus, Ohio; one stepson, Larry Hogston and wife, Sandy, of Saltville; grandchildren, Adam Hogston and wife, Kim, of Mt. Carmel, Lisa McCroskey and husband, James, of Bristol, Va., and Jeremy Buddy Adams of Bristol, Va.; great-grandchildren, Zane and Wyatt McCroskey of Bristol, Va.; several nieces and nephews; and his precious dog and companion, Nikki.

At Ralph's request, a graveside service will be conducted at Forest Hills Memory Gardens Mausoleum in Abingdon 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2002, with Rev. Bob Surber officiating. The Marion VFW Post will be conducting military rites. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saltvile Rescue Squad. Friends may visit at the home any time.

D.R. Henderson Funeral Home of Saltville is serving the family.


Funeral services for William E. Adams, 61, were Monday at the Schrader-Prell Funeral Home.

Mr. Adams died June 24 [1982] en route to the hospital in Vernal, Utah, where he was working on the Deseret Power Plant.

Born May 8, 1921, at Wheatland, he was the son of Claude E. and Grace Johnson Adams. He attended and graduated from Guernsey schools.

He was a World War II veteran and served with the Marine Raiders, Third Division.

He married Sena Henry April 23, 1970, at Rock Springs.

Mr. Adams was a member of the BPOE Lodge, Moose Lodge, and the Third Marine Raider Club in San Diego, Calif.

Survivors include his wife; parents of Wheatland; four daughters, Margaret McClure, Rapid City S.D., Linda Johnson, Robin Adams, and Annie Adams, all of Guernsey; three brothers, five sisters, nine grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.


Allen "Ray" Aho of Monmouth died on June 25 [2003] in Monmouth. He was a retired Portland police officer. He was 81.

He was born in Castle Rock, Wash., and raised in nearby Toledo, Wash.

A talented high school athlete he played baseball and was the leading scorer for the school's basketball team.

During World War II he served with Edson's Raiders, a legendary, Marine jungle fighting battalion. As a corporal he fought in a number of battles including the assault on Okinawa and was one of the first Marines to occupy Tokyo.

After the war he worked several seasons on a commercial fishing vessel in Alaska before attending Seattle's Edison Technical School and Portland's Multnomah College.

He joined the Portland Police Department in 1955 and retired in 1986 after spending most of his career as a highly regarded criminalist in the Identification Division.

After retiring, he and his wife, Ione spent their winters in Tucson, Ariz., and summers in Monmouth.

He was a longstanding member and past Master of the Portland Friendship Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of the Finnish American Club of Tucson and the Portland Retired Police and Widows Association.

His hobbies included metal and woodworking.

Survivors include his wife, Ione, whom he married in 1955; daughter, Gayle of Beaverton; and two sons, Erik of Sonoma, Calif., and Todd of Santa Ynez, Calif.

Memorial services were July 1 at McVicker's Fir Lawn Mortuary in Toledo, Wash.

Contributions may be made to the Toledo High School Scholarship Fund in Toledo, Wash.

Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence handled the local arrangements.


Graveside service for Vernon C. Akers, 83, will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at St. Thomas Cemetery in Coeur d'Alene. Spokane Cremation and Burial Service is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Akers, who was born in Harlowton, Mont., died Feb. 2 [2005]. He was a resident of Spokane for 50 years.

He served in both the Army and then the Marines during World War II as an intelligence operator.

His passion was to read and write poetry, and some of his work was published in the Times Magazine and recited on the Lucky Strike Radio Program.

Survivors include his wife, Roxie.


Harry E. "Junior" Akright, 80, of La Crescent, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse. He was born March 14, 1924, in Viroqua, Wis., to Harry V. and Frances (Frohock) Akright.

He married Eileen E. Stoltz on Dec. 18, 1948, in La Crosse. Harry was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and a member of Roy L. Vingers American Legion Post 52, La Crosse.

In addition to his wife, Eileen, he is survived by a daughter, Kathryn Akright of Viroqua; a son, Dan Akright of Maplewood, Minn.; a grandson, Michael Akright of Maplewood; one sister, Patricia (Rich) Limberg of La Crosse; four brothers, Bill (Donna) Akright of Mesa, Ariz., Charles (Diane) Akright of Carrollton, Texas, Jim (Elaine) Akright of La Crosse and Philip Akright of La Crosse; a sister-in-law, Rita Akright of La Crosse; as well as many nieces and nephews. A brother, Jack Akright, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, at Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse. The Rev. Donald Iliff will officiate. Burial will be in Mormon Coulee Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. until time of services.


Lewis Eugene "Bud" Aldrich Jr., 82, of Haines, died Sept. 19, 2004, at his home.

Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, First and Church streets in Baker City. The Rev. Robert C. Irwin will officiate. There will be a reception afterward at the St. Francis Parish Hall.

Disposition was by cremation at Eastern Oregon Pioneer Crematory. Inurnment will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Haines Cemetery.

Bud was born May 22, 1922, at the old St. Elizabeth Hospital in Baker City, to Lewis and Edna Burnside Aldrich. In the early years of his life the family lived at Mount Carmel, where his father worked for Alva Peters and in the woods for John Davis' mill. They then moved to Rock Creek for a short time and then, when Bud was 6, the family moved to Muddy Creek to a house which they rented from Tom Tibbs.

Bud started school at Muddy Creek, where he had Fay Christensen for his teacher and where he continued through grade and high schools, graduating in 1940. During the summers of 1933 and '34 he worked for his uncle and aunt, Dutch and Mona Aldrich, on the Heart place. He raked hay with a team and earned $2 per day. In the summers of 1938 and '39 he worked as a bellhop at the Geiser Grand Hotel in Baker City. The year after graduating from high school he worked as assistant manager at the Geiser Grand for Jess Edwards, earning money to go to college.

In the fall of 1941 he went to Linfield College at McMinnville for his freshman year. He lived with Harry and Louisa Alvis, and worked for them to earn room and board. After attending Linfield for one year he was due to be drafted into the Army for World War II. Instead he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He was inducted into the Naval Reserves in the fall of 1942 and was sent to the San Diego Naval Training Station. After finishing there he was sent to the U.S Naval Hospital in San Diego where he was trained as a Navy corpsman. After finishing his training there he was sent to Field Medical School at Camp Elliot, Calif., for training for overseas duty with the Fleet Marines.

Bud was shipped overseas on the S.S. Luraline from San Diego to Numea, New Caledonia, where he joined the 1st Marine Raider Battalion. After several weeks of training in field operations with "The Raiders," he was sent with the battalion to Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, which had recently been recaptured from the Japanese, and where the battalion joined other Marine units for the buildup for the push north. In early July 1943 the 1st Raider Battalion was sent north to recapture the island of New Georgia in the Solomon group. After the island was secured, the battalion was sent back to Guadalcanal, and from there to New Zealand for two weeks of R and R.

After returning to Guadalcanal the 1st Raider Battalion was sent north again, this time to Guam. While en route they landed on the island of Emirau, stopping there to seize the island. When the island was secured they moved on to Kwajalein, joining Fleet and 3rd Division Marines. They all embarked on the USS LST No. 482, sailing for Guam. Upon arrival Bud was in the first wave of Marines to land on Guam, where the Americans suffered very heavy casualties. The action on Guam started July 21, 1944, and did not end until the island was recaptured on Aug. 27. The battalion then returned to Guadalcanal.

On Sept. 8, 1944, the 1st Raider Brigade and the 29th Marines joined to form the 6th Marine Division. This was the first Marine Division ever formed in the field. On Oct. 23, 1944, the orders were received to return to the United States.

Bud returned home to Rock Creek for a short leave. In January 1945 he left for Seattle, where he was assigned to the U.S. Naval Station Dispensary, Pier 91. This is where he continued his duties until Jan. 8, 1946, when he was honorably discharged from the Navy. Bud was recalled to the Navy for the Korean conflict. He was stationed at Pier 91 in Seattle for 12 months, then discharged.

Bud then returned to Linfield. In 1950 he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. After working many temporary jobs he moved to Corvallis to continue his studies at Oregon State University. Here he took a job with the college, teaching while he continued his education. In August 1953 he received his Master of Science degree in zoology and botany. Bud joined the Sigma xi fraternity while attending OSU. He applied for and received a Fulbright Scholarship, which he used to travel to Austria to work on his thesis on the liver flukes of freshwater fish. While in Austria he discovered an unknown type of water bacteria, which was named after him.

Upon returning to OSU, Bud received his doctorate in zoology, botany and entomology in May 1960. This was not the end of his education — it was never-ending. He also earned degrees in ancient world languages, Latin, music and library science. He held a license to be a ham radio operator, and just last year he finished a class in geography through Eastern Oregon University.

From OSU Bud moved to Portland, where he taught at Portland State University for several years before taking a job at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Tex. Here he taught for only one year. He then took a job at Biddeford, Maine, where he taught in the biology department for a number of years. He was so much appreciated by the students and faculty that they dedicated their yearbook to him.

During summers Bud traveled the world. He would say he had seen the world many times, except for one island — Ireland. If he wasn't traveling he was teaching or taking people on tours to such places as the Galapagos Islands.

Bud finally took a job teaching at Seattle University, which brought him closer to home. He became the president of the board of the zoology department for many years. This is where he retired from teaching, after which he moved home to Rock Creek. He lived with his dad until his dad passed away. He continued to live at the family home until his death.

Bud loved his church, the arts, classical music, traveling, camping and visiting family and friends. He was an elected member of the Baker County Library Board, and a granger with the North Powder Grange. He belonged to many charitable boards and made many generous donations to these organizations as well as to colleges.

Bud is survived by a brother, Gordon Aldrich and his wife, Eula, of Haines; nieces, Sally Scelson of Baker City, and Pamela Mathson and her husband, Dave, of Dillon, Mont.; a nephew, Jim Aldrich and his wife, Christine, of North Powder; many great and great-great nieces and nephews, including Amber Scelson of Baker City and Erin and Jenna Aldrich of North Powder; a great aunt and uncle in Washington state, and many cousins.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Edna Aldrich, and by a nephew, Ronald Hung.

Contributions in Bud's memory may be made to Pathway Hospice, in care of Gray's West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.


Bert J. Alexander, 86, of Denver. Bert was born on April 17, 1923 and passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2009. Retired Denver police officer. Husband of Grace; Father of Mark (Beckie) Alexander and Karen (Dave) Dechant; Grandfather of 4; Great-Grandfather of 4. Memorial Service Friday, 9:30 am Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd. Interment Fort Logan National Cemetery. Memorials to Porter Hospice, 7995 E. Prentice Ave., Suite 204 Greenwood Village, CO 80111.


Services for Col. Leland G. "Alex" Alexander, 87, Great Bend, will be at 11:45 a.m. today at Fort Leavenworth Memorial Chapel. Burial with military honors will follow in Leavenworth National Cemetery. Mr. Alexander died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2004, at Great Bend Health and Rehab Center. He was born Aug. 3, 1918, in Sedan, the son of Guy W. and Cora Tresner Alexander. He graduated from the University of Maryland and received his master's degree from George Washington University. Mr. Alexander served in the U.S. Marine Corps form 1940 to 1972. He served during World War II, where he was part of a unit known as Carlson's Raiders and fought on Iwo Jima, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He received a battlefield commission to Second Lieutenant and earned many citations, including a Bronze Star. He was assigned to the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon, was an instructor of ROTC at Kansas University, and retired as Chief of the Marine Corps Element at CGSC. He married Bernice "Betti" L. Ladue on July 28, 1944, in Schenectady, N.Y. She survives, of the home. Other survivors include two daughters, Cherie Orth, Council Grove, and Diane Trueblood, Parker, Colo.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Toys for Tots, sent in care of Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapels, 500 Oak St., Leavenworth 66048.


Ebbie C. Alford, 71, of Palatka died Sunday [September 27, 1992] at his residence following a long illness.

A native of Nichols, S.C., he had been a resident of Palatka for the past 34 years, coming from Conway, S.C.

He was a retired inspector at Florida Furniture Industries in Palatka, where he had worked for 23 years, retiring in 1981. He was a Baptist. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Alford of Palatka; two daughters, Yvonne Feaster and Gloria Watson, both of Palatka; five sons, Ebbie P. “Rick” Alford, Reggie Alford and Wayne Alford, all of Palatka, Timmy Alford of Keystone Heights and Stevie Alford of Hollister; two sisters, Debbie Sarvis of Rains, S.C., and Martha Miller of Columbia, S.C.; one brother, Meddie Alford of Satsuma; 16 grandchildren and 3 great–grandsons.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Masters Funeral Home in Palatka, with the Rev. Dannie Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Etoniah Cemetery in Bardin with military honors.

Friends may call at the funeral home 6–8 p.m. Tuesday.


Sergeant Warren G. Alger, wounded March 20 on Iwo Jima, died April 1, according to a telegram received Tuesday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Alger, 204 E. Eighth Street, Kaukauna. He was a member of Carlson’s Raiders during the early part of the war.


WHITE PIGEON - Wilbur "Bud" E. Allison, 82, of White Pigeon, died on Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis.

He was born on Dec. 13, 1918, in Bedford, the son of Earl D. and Maude M. (Gray) Allison. On July 17, 1944, in Marshall, he married Bonnie Jeanne Cole, who preceded him in death on Nov. 22, 1997.

Bud was honored as White Pigeon Citizen of The Year in 1993. He was a graduate of Battle Creek Central High School in 1937. Bud was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Marines in the Pacific Theatre of Action. He was a corporal with the 4th Marine Raider Battalion. He was a White Pigeon resident since 1965. While serving with the Michigan State Police for over 30 years, he was stationed in Traverse City from 1956 to 1965 and in White Pigeon from 1946 to 1956, and in 1965 until his retirement in 1973. Bud served at the Traverse City and White Pigeon Post during his career. He worked his way up through the ranks and retired in 1973 as Post Commander of the White Pigeon Post. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in White Pigeon. He was also a member and post commander of the Swartz-VanFleet Post #138 American Legion, Blue-Burdick Post #4896 Veterans of Foreign Wars, member and past president of the Lions Club and the Liars Club, all of White Pigeon.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Kim (Mary Ann) Hooper of Temperence; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Laurie Allison of Mancelona; five grandchildren, Dylan, Christa and Katie Allison, and Jeffrey and Allison Hopper; one niece, Barbara Remaley; and one nephew, Earl Allison.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and one brother, John Allison.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Cathy L. Stilwell and the Rev. Wilbur Brandli officiating. Burial will be in the White Pigeon Township Cemetery. Full Military Rites by the Swartz-VanFleet Post #138 American Legion will be at the graveside. Visitation will be held on Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of White Pigeon or the American Cancer Society. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.


Rosary will be recited for Thomas Joseph Almeida, 49, of 2534 O'Brien Circle, Camarillo, at 8 tonight in the chapel of James A. Reardon Mortuary, Oxnard.

Requiem Mass will be said by the Rev. J. J. Madera in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church here at 9 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Santa Clara Cemetery.

Almeida, a World War II hero of the Guadalcanal campaign, died at St. John's Hospital Sunday night [December 23, 1973] after a brief illness.

A lifelong resident of Ventura County, Almeida was born March 4, 1924, in Oxnard. He was employed by Hi-Gear Corp., and earlier by General Foods.

Almeida was appointed in the mid-1960s to serve on the Ventura County Selective Service Board When he was 17, he hadn't waited around for a draft call. He left Oxnard High School to join the Marine Corps.

He served with the famed Marine Raiders under James Roosevelt at Guadalcanal. He distinguished himself later on New Georgia when, despite machine-gun wounds, he held off enemy troops during evacuation of
American wounded.

Almeida was active in the American Legion post, Camarillo, the Oxnard Disabled American Veterans and the local Latin-American Veterans Club.

Survivors Include his Survivors Include his wife Lily, of Camarillo; a son, Thomas C. of Long Beach; two daughters, Mrs. Ginger Thompson and Mrs. Linda Foster, both of Camarillo; five grandchildren; a brother, Edward, of San Diego; three sisters, Mrs. Josephine Robles and Mrs. Nellie Enriquez, both of Oxnard, and Mrs. Alberta Ortega of Carlsbad.


Services for Paul LeRoy Altom, 78, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., Elgin, with the Rev. Herman Christiansen officiating. Born Jan. 21, 1922, in Odin, Ill., to Ocal and Flossie Altom, he passed away Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at Sherman Hospital in Elgin. Burial will be private, in Dundee Township East Cemetery, East Dundee. A Marine Corps veteran, Mr. Altom had served with the 2nd Raiders during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. Prior to his retirement he had been employed by the City of Elgin in the Department of Water. In addition, from 1946 to 1989, he had served in the Police Auxiliary Reserve for the city. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Dorothy M. Altom (nee Ross) of South Elgin, whom he married May 2, 1942, in Palmyra, Mo.; daughter, Cindy (Dale) Schrieber of Elgin; granddaughter, Sherri Schrieber of Las Vegas, Nev.; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Fred, and sister, Pauline. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home. For information: (847) 741- 8800.


Marvin Alfred Amundson died Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, with his family present at his home in Butte.

He was born May 29, 1923, in Glendive to Al and Marie Amundson. He fought as a Marine in WW II, enlisting as soon as he graduated from high school. He was one of only two in his battalion that returned home with no serious wounds.

God had bigger plans for Marv.

He attended the University of Montana and worked as a smoke jumper during the summers. There he met and married Selma Rudd. He graduated with a degree in Forestry. They had five children. He retired in 1985 as the district ranger for the Beaverhead National Forest Service. Marvin met and married Joann Royce in 1992. They felt the calling to be foster parents, and in the past 18 years they fostered close to 200 children. They adopted four of these children.

Marv was a quiet, unassuming man with a deep abiding love for our Lord Jesus. He was a strong, devout Catholic and an inspiration to all who knew him. He was a loving man — never finding fault in others. He saw only the good in people.

He was preceded in death by his wife Selma, his parents and two sisters, Alyce and Eleanor.

He is survived by his wife Joann; sons, Rollie (Ellen), Hal (Carla), Eric (Julie), Leif (Char), and daughter, Marie. Also, his beloved step-children: Steve (Megan), Ed (Bridget), Karen (Alex) and Beth (Bill). His adopted children: Jordon, Angie, Brandon and Cody.

Also surviving are his brother, Bob (Barb) Amundson and his sister, Mardi (Bob) Millons. Grandchildren include: Sarah, Jon, Ricky, Henry, Chad, Kassie, Mindy, Garret, Claire, Austin, Jessica, Scott, Tim, Sean and a great-grandson, Ben, and a great-granddaughter, McKenna. Extended families include: Michael and Diane Johnson family, Bob McLaughlin family, Kevin Gets family, Judy Veneke family, Keith Williams family, Shirley Burnett and L. Tierney.

Cremation has taken place in Butte. Parish Vigil Services will be conducted Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Liturgy of the Resurrection will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock in church. Memorial donations may be made to the Foster Children Christmas Fund c/o DPHHS, 700 Casey St., Butte, MT 59701.


Thomas "Tim" Anderscavage, 92, of Wilkes-Barre Township, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, May 24, 2011, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born May 4, 1919, in Georgetown, he was a son of the late Bruno and Antonina Zakroski Anderscavage. Tim was educated in Wilkes-Barre Township schools and was employed by Blue Coal Corporation, Pagnotti, and Beltrami Enterprises as a track layer and miner. He proudly served our country in World War II from 1942 to 1945. He fought with the 2nd Marine Division, 1st Marine Edson's Raider Battalion in Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian, Okinawa, and Japan; having received numerous medals ... Semper Fidelis. Tim was a member of St. John's Byzantine Catholic Church, Georgetown, and their Holy Name Society; a charter member of the American Legion Post 815, Wilkes-Barre Township; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5267, Hanover Township; Georgetown Good Neighborhood Club; Republican Club; National Rifle Association; and United Mine Workers of America Local No. 803. Tim was preceded in death by his wife, Elinore Gola Anderscavage, April 10, 2010; sisters, Mary Yedlock, Helen Ziegler, Bernadine Adams, Rosemary Klepaski, and Regina Mislevets; and brothers, Frank, Leo, and Joseph. Tim is survived by daughters, Sharon Capuzzi and son-in-law, John, Broomal, Pa., Gayle Lentini and son-in-law, James, Bear Creek, Pa.; grandchildren, John Paul, Timothy, and Gabrielle Capuzzi of Broomal, Pa., Summer and Daulton Lentini of Bear Creek; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday from the Jendrzejewski Funeral Home, 21 N. Meade St., Wilkes-Barre, with Office of Christian Burial with Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. in St. John's Byzantine Catholic Church, Chestnut Street, Wilkes-Barre Township, with the Rev. Mykhaylo Prodanets, pastor, officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Parastas at 7 p.m. His family would like to thank the staff and nurses of Hospice Community Care, Dr. J. Charles Lentini, Trisha Deyo, William Gola, and Summer Lentini for their kindness, compassion, and tender loving care of Dad. Memorial contributions may be made to the S.P.C.A. of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Fox Hill Road, Wilkes-Barre, Pa 18702; or St. John's Byzantine Catholic Church, 26 Chestnut St., Wilkes-Barre Township, PA 18702.


Garth T. Anderson, 78, of Amarillo, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today in First United Methodist Church in Canyon with the Rev. Richard Bales, pastor, and the Rev. Kevin Deckard, associate pastor, officiating. Additional services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Capps Memorial Chapel at Fairfield. Burial will be at Birdston Cemetery at Streetman.

Local arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Directors of Canyon.

Mr. Anderson was born in Streetman. He retired in 1982 from pipeline construction. After retirement, he raised cattle. He was an honorary member of the Randall County Sheriff's Posse and a member of River Road Baptist Church.

He served in the Marine Corps in the South Pacific during World War II.

He married Mable "Andy" Massey in 1948. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Beth, in 1959.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Jane Anderson King of Canyon; three sisters, Elizabeth Carroll and Mattie Louise Bullard, both of Fairfield and Edna Vyers of Ennis; and three granddaughters.

The family requests memorials be to the memorial scholarship fund at the Youth Center of the High Plains, 9300 S. Georgia, Amarillo, Texas; or First United Methodist Church of Canyon.


Robert passed away peacefully into the presence of his Savior on February 4, 2012. Born in Clear Lake, WA, June 19, 1920. He is preceded in death by his parents Warren W. and Mabel Anderson, brother Walter T. Anderson, USMC, Ret., sisters Bonnie Jean and Shirley, and daughter Roberta. Devoted to his family, he leaves behind his wife Audrey, to whom he was married in 1941. They just celebrated their 70th anniversary. Also survived by his daughters, Diana Green, Sylvia Rattray; grandsons, Matt Green, Dean Rattray; great-granddaughter, Aliegh Rattray; sister, Joanne Kuntz of Yakima; and many nephews. Robert went into the Marine Corps from high school and served proudly for 22 years, which he then followed with 20 years of service at the UW Police Department. A long-time member of Bethel Lutheran Church of Shoreline, he served as head usher and worked with the senior group on trips and luncheons. He enjoyed bowling for many years and loved music. He will be deeply missed by family and all who knew him. Funeral services will be held at Bethel Lutheran Church of Shoreline on Friday, February 10 at 11:00 a.m. Burial is at Evergreen Washelli in Seattle.


Victor passed away peacefully on October 24, 2012 at the age of 87.

Devoted husband of Ann (nee Vernon), the love of his life. Survived by sons Vic (Nanea Reeves) Anderson, D. Scott Anderson, Paul Anderson, Chuck (Joanne) Taylor, Chris (Patrina Reeves) Taylor and sister Lorna. Also 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and beloved nieces and nephews. He is preceded by parents Victor and Ruth, brothers James and Don, sisters Katherine, Beverly and Jackie and son, Clark Taylor.

Vic was born and lived in the Milwaukee area attending Gesu School, Lincoln High School and graduated from Marquette University. He left high school at the age of 17 to become a Marine Raider during WWII and served in the South Pacific undergoing heavy action on the islands of Guam, Guadalcanal, Okinawa and others and incurring wounds on Guadalcanal and Okinawa for which he was awarded the Purple Heart.

Vic was a teacher and administrator for MPS for 30 years and retired as Assistant Principal at Custer H.S. in 1985. For 9 years he was head basketball coach at North Division H.S. during which time he compiled a record of 248 wins and 27 losses, a winning percentage that will most likely never be duplicated. In 1998 he was inducted into the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame.

Visitation will be held Thursday, November 1 at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 1875 N. Calhoun Rd., Brookfield, from 4 to 6 pm. A Service will be held at 6 pm.


Paxton, Neb.—Clyde R. Anthony, 62, died June 7 [1978] of a heart attack.

Mr. Anthony was baptized May, 1975, and attended the North Platte, Neb., church.

Survivors include his wife, Leona, his son Larry and wife Gayle Anthony of Lincoln, Neb., his daughter Rhonda and husband Ron Wiezorek of Paxton, and his daughter Linda and husband Monty Blackburn of Shelby, Neb., all members of the church; his daughter Dianna at home; and four grandchildren.


John W. Antonelli of Westwood, a highly decorated World War II veteran, died Friday [March 26, 1999]. He was 81.

Born in Lawrence, he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., in 1940. He was commissioned a Marine second lieutenant. He reported for duty with the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, later designated the 1st Raider Battalion.

With the Raiders, he embarked for duty overseas in April 1942. In May, he was promoted to captain. He served as a company commander at Tulagi, Guadalcanal and Savo Island.

As a major, he became commanding officer of the 2nd Battalion 27th Marines, 5th Marine Division. He led the battalion during the Iwo Jima campaign, where he earned the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism and the Purple Heart during battles from Feb. 19 to March 16, 1945.

He was promoted to lieutenant colonel in May 1945 and later took part in the occupation of Japan.

After the war, he served as executive officer of the Marine barracks in Boston until June 1947. He then began a three-year assignment as instructor and midshipman battalion officer at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.

In July 1950, he was assigned to the staff of the commander, Cruisers Atlantic, operating in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. He was subsequently assigned to the senior course, Marine Corps Schools in Quantico, Va., graduated in May 1953.

Brig. Gen. Antonelli served many tours of duty. He assumed command of the 4th Marine Regiment at Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii, from 1959-1961. He was at the National War College in Washington, D.C., and was then assigned to the J-3 Directorate, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, until April 1964.

Husband of the late Lillian (Ferrera), Gen. Antonelli is survived by two sons, John W. Jr. and James R., both of Norton; two daughters, Lois M. Howe of Westwood and Karen M. Cook of Kingston; three sisters, Christina Loffredo of Newport, R.I., and Constance Ippolito and Jane Wilson, both of Andover; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Saint Margaret Mary's Church in Westwood.

Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.

Arrangements by Holden-Westwood Funeral Home, Westwood.


Col. John S. Apergis passed away in his sleep at the age of 93 this past December 28, 2010. As a young captain, he served with both Raider Battalions in the Pacific Theatre of World War II starting with the Midway campaign. The first real test of the Marine Corps was at Guadalcanal with the Raiders. He was involved in many behind the line actions during this endeavor. As the strategy of island hopping continued his next action was the battle for Saipan/Tinian where he commanded the First Battalion of the 29th Marines.

While stationed in Guam John was now a major with the Third Marine Division and actively involved in the planning in the invasion of mainland Japan. Due to the fortunes of war this land action was never acted on. John returned home to peacetime and lived his life with his wife and family to the fullest. He was employed by Dow Chemical where he then retired to Alexandria, VA.

He is survived by his beloved wife Helen E. Apergis; loving children Steven Apergis (Rebecca) and Nicholas Apergis (Terri), two grandchildren Jason and Justin and two great-grandchildren Ethan and Caroline. Friends may call at the Everly Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA 22302 on Sunday, March 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, March 7, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church, 3149 Glen Carlyn Rd., Falls Church, VA 22041. Interment to follow at 1 p.m. Arlington National Cemetery.


Pete Arias of Santa Maria leaves us at the age of 93 [April 1, 2013].

Sergeant Major Pete Arias was a war hero to most. He served our country as a proud Marine for 25 years. He had many accomplishments during his service. To name a few: He survived WW II, Korean, & Vietnam wars. He was a very strong and courageous man. To me, he was my personal hero. He was an awesome Dad. I have many great memories with him growing up that I will cherish forever!

He will be missed immensely! I love you Dad!! Love your daughter, Caritina


Pete joined the Marines at the beginning of WWII, serving as a Carlson Raider after an interview with Pres. Franklin Roosevelt. They went "Gung Ho." He was injured in Iwo Jima. His story was celebrated in the mini-series "The War." After campaigns to Japan, Korea and two trips to Vietnam, he retired as a Marine. Multiple medals were awarded to him as well as 3 Purple Hearts. He then worked for many years with Caltrans but was still a Marine at heart. What an amazing man.

He is survived by his wife Doris, brothers Bill, Ed and Raymond, sisters Rosie and Cha, daughter Caritina, s-daughters Doris and Lola, sisters Geneiva, Connie & Elizabeth & brother Tony, as well as many grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by brother Robert, sisters Mable and Lupe.

Services will be held at Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary chapel at 1 pm on Thursday April 11, 2013 with reception to follow at his home in Santa Maria.

Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.


Henry Stanley Arnold, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at the age of 86 years. He was born on Thursday, January 8, 1920 in Decatur, Mississippi to the late Neal Henry Arnold and Murl Daughdrill Arnold. A veteran of World War II, Stanley ("Blackie" to his comrades) was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps 4th Marine Raider Battalion. Blackie was Marine Raider hero who knew no fear while in combat. He served his country and his Corps with honor, dignity and valor. After being wounded in battle, he was awarded the Purple Heart. Although never boastful about his participation in the Marine Raiders, his Raider strength and character resonated through all that were lucky enough to know him. After discharge, Stanley was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company until retirement after 33 years of service. He is survived by his loving wife of 60years, Eula Boyd Arnold; daughter, Angela Arnold Johnson and husband, Howard; grandson, Cameron Johnson, as well as, nieces, nephews, cousins and Marine Raider families whom he loved dearly. He will be deeply missed, but his life will be joyously remembered through his kind words and gestures, his caring of others and his unassuming dignity. The family will receive friends on Monday, May 29th from 5:00 to 7:00pm at Pat H. Foley & Co. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Pat H. Foley Funeral Directors. Interment will follow at Memorial Oaks Cemetery with Military Honors.


Herbert W. Arnold, 70, of 7106 Tall Cedars Lane, Ferndale, died Monday, May 9, 1994, at his home. At his request no services will be held. Born Feb. 6, 1924, to Herbert I. and Mary Ellen Balley Arnold in Marion, Ohio, he attended high school in Caledonia, Ohio. Mr. Arnold served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the South Pacific during World War II. He married Kathleen Flaherty April 1, 1945, in Silverdale. Mr. Arnold was a sales representative in the lumber and building supply industry and retired after working in the Grays Harbor area. He was a past member of the American Legion and a member and past exulted ruler of Elks Lodge No. 1082 in Hoquiam. Mr. Arnold served on the Washington Elks Therapy Program, was a member of the AARP and a past member of the Marine Corps League. He enjoyed recreational vehicle traveling, golfing and fishing. Survivors include his wife of the family home; daughters Reenie Loreen, Christine Arnold and Patricia Hoffman, all of Bellingham; sons Herbert R. Arnold of Bellingham and Timothy Arnold of Foothill Ranch, Calif.; sister Mildred Underwood of Caledonia, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the Washington Elks Therapy Program or to the Hospice of Whatcom County. Arrangements are by Moles Funeral Home and Cremation Service.


EDWARDSBURG - Flavian Joseph Arseneau, 87, passed to his rest on Tuesday, April 8, 2008, in his home in Edwardsburg, MI. He had been ill with COPD and congestive heart failure for the past couple of months. Flavian was born Jan 3, 1921, in Kankakee, IL, to Paul and Irene (Chartier) Arseneau. He had lived most of his young life in the Chicago area, moving to Michigan in 1949. During World War II, Flavian served in the South Pacific for three years and three months, without a leave, in the United States Marine Raider, 4th Battalion. He received the Purple Heart after losing his eye on Okinawa, the day the Japanese surrendered. He married Helen McKinney in Chicago on Nov. 28, 1941. Helen passed away May 2, 1999. Other members of his family who have passed are his parents; two brothers, Everett and Elwood; and three sisters, Dorothy Drake, Lillian Butler and Vernene Blake. Surviving are his four children, Flavian Kenneth (Sue) Arseneau of Vandalia, MI, Diana (Mike) Seward of Niles, Gemma (Terry) Knepple of Edwardsburg and Kevin (Fran) Arseneau of Chugiak, AK. Flavian is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. He has one sister, Mariepaule Hirstein of Elkhart; and a brother, Elmer (Delores) McKenna of Beaufort, SC. Flavian was employed for many years as vice president of Elkhart Brass, Elkhart. He and his wife spent about 12 years living in St. Petersburg, FL, where Flavian managed his own filling station before working as the parts manager at Central Garage. Flavian enjoyed fishing, boating and working crossword and jig-saw puzzles. He was an avid gardener before becoming disabled. He also was a classic movie enthusiast, collecting more than a thousand VHS and DVD movies. Flavian was quick to teach himself new technology to stay current with all the electronic hookups needed to view his movies. Flavian also enjoyed buying toys every year to entertain not only himself but his grandchildren. His door was always open. Cremation has already taken place. Burial of the cremains of Flavian, and his wife, Helen, who passed in 1999, will both be buried at Ft. Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, MI (Battle Creek) on April 23, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. The family will meet on the entrance boulevard into the cemetery, to be escorted to the committal area, where the military will do a military rite. There will be no local visitation or service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice At Home, 4025 Health Park Lane, St. Joseph, MI 49085. Arrangements are by the Paul E. Mayhew Funeral Home, Edwardsburg, MI (269-663-5345).


John W. Atkins, 82, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday Oct. 26, 2007, at home. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a Sergeant with the Marine Raiders. He also worked as a District Agent for the railroad for 30 years. He was a member of Emmanuel Community Church. Surviving are his special friend, Patsy Bechtold; daughters, Sue Fritz of Fort Wayne and Terri Cabeen of Kokomo; sons, Jim Atkins of Fort Wayne and Tom Atkins of Columbia City; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Atkins of Sun City, Ariz.; sister, Mary Jessup of Indianapolis; and aunts, Kathleen Crawshaw of Indianapolis and Jean Tucker of Avon Park, Fla. Funeral service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Covington Memorial Funeral Home, 8408 Covington Road. Calling is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial in Pleasant Chapel Cemetery, Huntington County.


Roger Jackson Atkins, Jr., passed away Saturday, February 5, 2005, at St. Luke's Hospital, KCMO. Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 10, 2004 at Mt. Moriah and Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Rd, KCMO, with funeral services at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Roger was born February 11, 1919, to Roger and Alice Atkins in Richmond, VA. He was one of six children. Roger married Lois Webster in 1945, who preceded him in death in 1980. He then married Ruthann Richter Schenherr in 1984, who preceded him in death in 2004. They were members of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, the Disabled Veterans Organization Chapter #2, Lifetime Member Elks Lodge #26, VFW Post #8100 and members of the Bowling League at Capital Bowl. Roger served as an Edson's Marine Raider in WWII and was a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Survivors include his sister Elsie Tate, son Roger J. Atkins III and grandson, Parker Atkins.


A celebration of the life of Isaac Franklin (Ike) Atterberry will take place Saturday, March 29.  Mr. Atterberry, 82, died Jan. 25, 2008 following a long bout with rheumatoid arthritis and pulmonary disease.

He was born June 13, 1925 and served with the U.S. Marine Raiders during World War II on Guadalcanal, Guam and Iwo Jima.

Mr. Atterberry was founder and president of Atterberry Soil Stabilization until his retirement in 1995, and had lived in Elk Grove for the past 47 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Wanda who died in January 1998; daughter Mary Elizabeth; and son Stephen.

Mr. Atterberry is survived by children Mike Rivers and wife Nancy, Shannon Hess and husband Mike, and David Atterberry; many grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of Betty Burnett, and brother-in-law of Darrel Moody and wife Roberta, Ray Moody and wife Rheta, and Don Moody and wife Pat.

The March 29 celebration will be from 1 to 5 p.m. at 9698 La Nuez Drive in Elk Grove. For more information, call (775) 544-6541 or (510) 656-4809.

Remembrances may be made to the Sutter Hospice program at www.suttervnahospicefoundation.org or (800) 541-5045.


Eugene Auckerman [July 13, 2011] was born Earl John Auckerman to Mable Stevens Auckerman Vollet and John Millard Auckerman Jr.

He was the only child of theirs. His father took off and later his mother married Jacob Vollet and had three children: Richard Paul Vollet, Jacob Lee Vollet and Ervin Carl Vollet. Dick passed away in 2000 in Florida and Lee died in 1941 in Ohio.

Eugene married Viola Bernice Yeck on 19 Mar 1949 in Jackson, Wyoming. They had three children together. He did some truck driving in Mills, Wyoming and even got an award for it.

They divorced in 1963 and Eugene marries Lou Jeanne Kathern Warren in 7 June 1969 in Orange County, California. They had no children together but she had four from a previous marriage.

Eugene loved boating on the ocean, he was a devoted Baptist and loved his dog Babe who was a cocker spaniel.

Services will be Monday July 18, 2011 at 2pm.


Joseph V. Axtetter, 75, of Festus died Oct. 8, 1996, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City.

Mr. Axtetter was retired from his business, Axtetter Excavating Co. A World War II Marine Corps veteran, he was a member of VFW Post 3777, Amvets Post 48, and the United States Marine Raider Association.

Born June 17, 1921, in Crystal City, he was the son of the late John and Rose (Dietrich) North.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Viola (Burr) Axtetter, who died June 11, 1982, and a brother, Bernard Axtetter.

Survivors include a daughter, Joan Axtetter of Festus; a sister, Theresa Hale of Cape Girardeau; and brothers William North of Festus and Robert North of Rolla.

Funeral services were Oct. 10 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus, officiated by the Rev. John Kerber. Burial was in Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were by Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus.


Nick Baciu, 79, of Daytona Beach, FL, formerly of East Chicago, IN and Fort Wayne, IN, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2000.

He is survived by daughter, Karen (Mike) Thomas of Bloomington, IN, son, Michael (Laura) Baciu of Columbus, OH, daughter Shelli (Carl) Zimmerman of Port Orange, FL, and brother Emil (Julie) Baciu of Munster, IN, seven grandchildren, several nieces and cousins. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Vicki and his brother, John Baciu.

Visitation at 10 a.m. followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2000, at Highland Park Cemetery Chapel, 2403 East Wallen Road, Ft. Wayne, IN. Funeral arrangements by Hockmeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, Ft. Wayne, IN.

Nick was born in East Chicago, IN, and graduated from East Chicago Washington High School. He was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran of WWII, an Indiana University graduate, and retired research chemist from General Electric in Fort Wayne, IN.


Edgar M. Bailey, age 81, of North Branch, Michigan, died Saturday, March 6, 2004 at Genesys Health Park. Edgar was born December 14, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Francis and Myrtle (Rodgers) Bailey.

Edgar grew up in Warren, Michigan and graduated from Warren high in 1942. After serving his country during WWII in the Marine Corps., as a non-commissioned officer with the Raider Battalion, he attended Lawrence Tech for 4 years, while beginning his career with Local 292 and Local 80 with the International Sheet Metal Workers Union.

On June 28, 1947 he married Mildred Motyka at St. Anne in Warren, Michigan. Mildred and Edgar lived in Warren for 37 years. After retirement they lived in Canadian Lakes for 5 years prior to their move to North Branch for the past 7 years. Edgar was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and was a former member of St. Anne in Warren. He was a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Council #9568 and 4th Degree Assembly of Imlay City.

Edgar enjoyed all sports and he coached his children in many sports while they attended school. He also enjoyed reading, and remodeling his homes.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred, daughters; Barbara (Phillip) Cassady of Royal Oak, Michigan, Jo Anne (Rahul) Sangal of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, sons; Edward James (Dana) Bailey of Wellington, Florida, Gregory Paul Bailey of North Branch, Michigan, and Michael Joseph (Darnelle) Bailey of Eastpointe, Michigan, brothers; Frank Bailey of Warren, Michigan, and Thomas Bailey of Lake Orion, Michigan, and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Raymond and James.

Family suggest memorials may be made to the North Branch Knights of Columbus.

The family will be present for visitation on Monday, March 8, 2004 from 6 to 8, Tuesday, March 9, 2004 from 12 to 8, with a Rosary at 7:00 pm. On Wednesday, March 10, 2004, Edgar will lie in state at the church from 10:00 - 11:00. the funeral mass will be 11:00, SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in North Branch, Michigan, with Fr. Richard Treml officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, North Branch, Michigan.

Arrangements by Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home


Frank W. Bailey, 85, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on Tuesday, December 14, 2010. Mr. Bailey was born February 4, 1925 in Wakita, Kansas, a son of the late Franklin and Leta Bell Moore Bailey. Frank was retired from the U.S. Navy with 30 years of honorable service. After serving his country Frank was employed by the State of Pennsylvania as an auditor for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control. Some of his numerous memberships included the VFW, American Legion, Disabled American Vets and the Elks Lodge. He had resided in Fort Myers for the past 20 years. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Esther Bailey; his step-son, Richard (Linda) Valenzano of Philadelphia, PA; Granddaughter, Jennifer (Tom Maloney) Valenzano; his great grandchildren, Rob and Joseph D’Andera and Jared Maloney; a niece, Camille. Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. The family will be present to receive friends from 10:00-11:00AM prior to services. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.


Charles "Charlie" Bair, 81, of Perry, died Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at Green Valley Nursing Home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Grace Hill Cemetery. Gene Owen will officiate. Services are under the direction of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home. He was the son of Marion Franklin and Corrine (Hotz) Bair. He was born on October 15, 1922 in Newton, Kan. He served in the United States Marine Corps from March 2, 1942 to December 25, 1945. He was a member of VFW and the American Legion. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Frances June Matthews; and one nephew, David Crockett Matthews, Jr. He is survived by two nieces, Jean Vance and her husband, Allen, of Yukon and Fran Little and her husband, Richard, of Norman; three great nieces, Sara Vance and Joell Slavin, both of Yukon and Tara Little of Norman; one great-nephew, Richard T. Little of Tulsa and one special friend, Lillie Stevens and her son, Bill Stevens and his wife, Linda, all of Perry.


Chesley A. Baker, 73, of Henderson died Tuesday [November 18, 1997] in Henderson. He was born Dec. 22, 1923, in Chicago. A three-year resident, he was a retired sales manager for an industrial laundry, a World War II Marine Corps veteran and a member of the Marines' Carlson Raiders 2nd Battalion.

He is survived by his wife, Terese; two daughters, Linda Blasi of Henderson and Marian Byrns of Box Canyon, Calif.; two sons, Tom of Box Canyon and Lou of Henderson; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Affordable Cremation and Burial Service, 2457 N. Decatur Blvd., is handling arrangements.


Curtis E. Baker, 81, passed away Sunday June 6, 2004. His wife, Annie L. Baker, 83, passed away Wednesday June 9, 2004. Married 59 years, Curtis, a Marine Raider in WWII, retired from Civil Service with NARF in Jacksonville after 30 years while Annie, a WAVE in WWII with the U.S. Navy, retired from Civil Service with NARF in Jacksonville after 26 years. A former member of the Elks & Moose Lodges, Curtis shared Annie's love of dancing, especially ballroom dancing. She was a member of the " Philettes" and together they were known as " Curtanna." Preceded in death by their daughter, Leslie J. Baker, they are survived by sons, Keith L. Baker (Janet) & Dale K. Baker (Sandy); daughter, Tracy A. Blanc (Michael); sister, Thelma; 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. A memorial service for both of them will be held 7:30 PM Tuesday June 15, 2004 at the Lane Wiley Senior Center. Town & Country Funeral Home, 7242 Normandy Blvd.


Duke Baker, 51, former resident of Big Spring, died in Lubbock County Wednesday [February 29, 1976] of an accidental electrical shock. Services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Berea Baptist Church with the Rev. Stan Blevins, pastor of the Oakwood Baptist Church of Lubbock, officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Memorial Park.

Mr. Baker was born Aug. 22, 1924, in Nacona and married Janie Carter, March 31, 1946, in Tulare, Calif. He came to Big Spring in February, 1949, and worked for Meads Bakery, the Texas and Pacific Credit Union, and Webb AFB Credit Union. He was also employed by the Big Spring Educational Employees Credit Union.

Mr. Baker also worked for Reese AFB Credit Union in Lubbock, and at the time of death was working for a tax office in Lubbock. He had been in Lubbock for 30 months. He was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church of
Lubbock, and served with the Marines in World War II. He was also involved in the occupation of Japan.

Survivors include his widow; three daughters, Mrs. David (Brenda) Burleson, Houston, Mrs. Mike (Danna) Watkins, Lubbock, Miss Debbie Baker, of the home; seven brothers, Melvin Baker, Portales, N.M., Arthur Baker, Rose Pine, La., Oliver Baker, Cisco, Raymond Baker, Amarillo, Elmer Baker, Keniwick, Wash., Gilbert Baker, Chewelah, Wash., George Baker, Joplin, Mo.; three sisters, Mrs. Neal (Florence) Boyce, Lubbock, Mrs. Warren (Opal) Ware, Morton, Mrs. John (Jean) Kelly, Cleveland, Ohio; and two grandchildren.

A son, David Brent Baker, preceded him in death June 10, 1957.

Pallbearers will be Sid Clark, Vaughn Martin, Johnny L. Turner, Dearl Pittman, Berry Watson, and John Wright.


William O. Ball, 78, of Wethersfield, died Friday, May 16, 2003, of complications after heart surgery at Hartford Hospital, with his wife and son at his side. He was married 58 years to Johanna (a.k.a. Jane Danielczuk) Ball. He was born November 17, 1924 in Omaha, Nebraska, son of the late Orville Ball and Anna (Jankosky-Johnson) Day. Bill was a World War II veteran serving four years in the U.S. Marine Corps., 1st Marine Raider Battalion, 6th Marine Division. Stationed in New Caledonia and Guadalcanal and seeing battle in New Georgia. After his discharge he pursued education in tool and machine design and received an associate degree at The University of Hartford. He worked briefly for Pratt & Whitney and was employed by the federal government in defense procurement as a quality assurance representative for 30 years, retiring in January 1980. He received a commemorative medallion in appreciation for his contributions to the Apollo Saturn Project (1st Lunar Apollo Flight). He was a member of NARFE, PNA Group 464, Wethersfield Seniors, AARP, and SS. Cyril & Methodius Church. In retirement he enjoyed cooking and gardening. He was noted for his natural keen wit and sense of humor. Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Daniel Anthony Ball and daughter-in-law, Zoila Alvarez de Ball of Honduras; a sister, Christine (Ashodian) Peterson; and brother-in-law, Carl A. Peterson; a sister-in-law, Helen Pinckney; brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Edward and Gail Danielczuk; and many nieces nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was predeceased by his son, Robert William Ball in 1991. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 21, 9:15 a.m. from the South Green Memorial Home, 43 Wethersfield Ave., Hartford, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. SS. Cyril & Methodius Church, Hartford. Burial with military honors will be at Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill. His family will receive friends, Tuesday, from 6-8:30 at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to SS. Cyril & Methodius School Fund or to a charity of the donor's choice.


Milton B. Bankhead a Union City, California resident entered into rest Wednesday, April 9, 2003 in Fremont, California. Born in California on August 7, 1923, he was 79 years of age. Milton enjoyed people and sports. He especially liked golf and baseball. He played semi pro baseball. He loved spending time with his family. He served in the Marine Corps during WWII.

Loving father of Susan Bailly of Union City, CA, Milt Bankhead of Marysville, CA, Terry Bankhead of, NC and Tim Bankhead of Marysville, CA. Dear brother of Audrey Hollinger of Oakland, CA. Devoted grandfather of six grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Monday, April 14, 2003 from 5:00-8:30 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward. Friends are welcome to attend a Funeral service Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. in the Mission Chapel at Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home, 32992 Mission Blvd., Hayward, CA. “Service of Marked Distinction”


Charles Banks, 73, [February 22, 1988] a retired Marine Corps Brigadier General who fought with Edson's Raiders at Guadalcanal in World War II and won the Navy Cross for heroism in the Korean War. Banks was awarded the Navy Cross for extreme bravery during the Marine breakout from the Chosin Reservoir in Korea. Banks, whose decorations also included the Silver Star, retired from the Marines in 1959 and entered business.


Joseph A. Baptista, born January 3, 1922, son of Evangelina and Joseph A. Baptista., Sr. was received by our Lord on January 15, 2003. He is survived by his wife Stella of 57 years and his daughter Tina. He was preceded in death by his sons Paul Alipio and Philip Andre Baptista. He is lovingly remembered as a brother, an uncle, father-in-law and a friend. Joseph, a WWII Veteran, served in the U.S. Marine Corps Raider Battalion, an elite group, with the same commitment and honor that exemplified his life. Services will be held at 1:00PM on January 18, 2003 in the Gothic Chapel at Mt. View Cemetery. Burial will follow with Military honors. Chapel of the Chimes - Oakland.


OPELOUSAS–Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 29, 2001, at St. Landry Catholic Church for Joseph "Joe" Baque, Jr., 78, who died at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday, December 26, at his Opelousas residence. The Rev. Gene Tremie officiated.

Burial was held in St. Landry Mausoleum in Opelousas.

Mr. Baque retired from Sun Oil Co. with 38 years of service. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Marines including the Pacific Theater where he was wounded and received the Purple Heart medal. He was a member of the Marine Corps Raider Association and served as sergeant-at-arms of that group for many years. He was a member and past officer of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2483 in Opelousas, a member of the American Legion and a member and past president of Hope, Hook and Ladder Volunteer Fire Co., and a member and sergeant-at-arms of the Louisiana State Firemen’s Association.

He is survived by his wife, Therese Cahanin Baque of Opelousas; one daughter, Sally Baque of Tacoma, Washington; two sons, Joseph Baque, III and wife Alma of Houston, and Michael Baque and wife Martha of Hamshire, Texas; two brothers, Harold Baque and Billy Bob Baque, both of Opelousas; two sisters, Verna Mae Carron and Doris Goudeau, both of Opelousas; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Baque, Sr. and the former Anna Adele Dupuis; two brothers, Glaston and Charles Baque; and one sister, Adele Guilbeau.

A rosary was recited at 6:30 p.m. Visitation was from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and resumed at 8:00 a.m.

Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice of St. Landry or Hope, Hook and Ladder Fire Co. or the Marine Corp Raiders Association.

Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of North Main Street, Opelousas, was in charge of arrangements.


Henry E. Barber, 81, Kansas City, died Aug. 8, 1993, at North Kansas City Hospital.

Mr. Barber was born in Oklahoma and lived in this area most of his life. He was an iron worker and a member of Local 10 of the Iron Workers Union. He was a Marine veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Dolores Barber of the home; a son, Leon Doyle, Overland Park; six daughters, Rosalie Crocker, Pleasant Valley, Bertha June Doyle, New Orleans, Maralus Banks and Freda Gulley, both of Spring Hill, Jenny Wilson, Stilwell, and Mona Scott, Excelsior Springs; a stepson, Jimmy Chappell, McPherson, Kan.; two brothers, LeRoy Barber, Idaho, and George Barber, Richmond, Kan.; 34 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at the Park Lawn Chapel, with burial in Green Lawn Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association.


Harry M. Baringer, 86, formerly of Lower Saucon Twp. died Saturday , July 18, 2009 at Saucon Valley Manor, Hellertown.

Born in Upper Saucon Twp. on February 24, 1923 to the late Ernest L. Baringer and Gertrude May (Dornblaser). Harry worked as a Machinist at the former Bethlehem Steel until his retirement. He served his country honorably during WWII in the U.S. Marine Corps and was Past Commander of the Edward H. Ackerman Post 397, Hellertown.

Survivors: Sister, Sarah Renn of Streeter, IL; Brothers, Earl and his wife Frances of Leola and Paul D. and his wife Anne M. of Oxford; and several Nieces and Nephews.

Services: Family and friends are invited to call 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at the Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc. 326 Main Street - Hellertown followed by the service at 10 a.m. The Interment with Military Honors will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Union Cemetery of Hellertown.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorials to a charity of one's choice.


Washington, la — (U.P.) — Capt. Harry B. Barker, former star athlete at Grinnell College, was killed in action in the Pacific July 21 [1944], the Marine Corps has notified his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Barker. Born at What Cheer, la., Captain Barker attended high school here and later starred in football and track at Grinnell College.


Ray "Papa" Barker passed away [September 5, 2011] at home in Ukiah CA, with loving family and friends surrounding him. He had little time to prepare (5 days) after a very fast moving cancer was diagnosed, but managed to communicate his wishes. His son, Greg Barker, was serenading him on guitar with a favorite Beatles song, Black Bird, as he slipped away peacefully. It was truly beautiful.

Ray lived a full life in so many ways, He served his country, he raised two children, and he had a purposeful life of teaching and learning. If you knew him you knew he cared deeply about people, purpose and honor. He took each responsibility seriously and was loyal to a fault. He loved classic cars, Duesenberg being his favorite and he loved beautiful women!

He was born in Ft. Scott, Kansas, at home, to Opal Nadine and Raymon Maxell Barker. He was separated from his parents as well as his older brother at a very young age. He grew up in an orphanage, various foster homes and with other relatives from time to time.

He joined the U.S. Marine Corp on his 17th birthday. He referred to this day as the day he was reborn. He served in WWII in the Pacific Theater.

Unit-4th Marine Regiment/1st Raider Battalion.

Rank-Private 1st Class MOS, 0341-Mortar Man

Locations-New Caledonia, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

He was very proud to be on the first Marine Raiders platoon and when asked of all the medals, awards and qualified badges he received, what is the most meaningful to you and why? Ray said "The Raider Shoulder Patch. A 17 year old boot couldn’t aspire to more than that." He also picked up the nickname Chick, because he was the youngest in his platoon.

The Korean War called him back to active duty; this time he was assigned 1st tank battalion C company mortar man, tank crewman, corporal. His platoon was in many battles of infamy, they were the 1st wave on Inchon and he was also one of the Chosin Few, veteran of the Chosin reservoir. He was awarded 2 Purple Hearts and many other medals of honor for his service. He was always proud to have served his country. Semper Fi!

Ray went to college on the GI Bill and gained a certificate in Engineering, but with guidance from an advisor he pursued a degree at the College of Arts and Crafts where he obtained a Masters in Art Education, and a Minor in History. Ray later attended the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco State University where he received credentials in Education Supervision and Administration.

Ray was a natural born teacher. He became an educator, performing various teaching assignments. When Pacific High School was built it became his home and family for many wonderful years many of which he spent as Student Activities Director, a fixture whenever students were having a good time. At that time, he was also involved in a Bay Area Musical Group called "The Youth of America", of which he was tour director from 1959 to 1974. This musical group traveled nationwide playing venues from the 1967 World's Fair in Toronto to several USO shows with Bob Hope. His son Greg was also a member of this Youth of America Band.

Along the way, he left the classroom and went on to become part of the administration teams of Pacific High School, Lincoln Continuation, and lastly San Leandro High, retiring after 37 years, in 1986, as High School Principal after the last of the Pacific Students had graduated.

His desire to teach never left him. After his retirement, Ray volunteered for 16 years as a docent of the Oakland Zoo. He served various roles for the zoo from docent council to driving the train for the kids! He was active in his retirement years; keeping in close contact with his colleagues from all walks of life along with his painting, photography and most of all spending time with his family and friends. The last ten years he lived in Ukiah with his daughter and her family.

He was a scholar of history, his favorite being the Roman Empire. Ray devoured thousands of books in his lifetime and he liked to share his learned wisdoms with anyone willing or curious. He will be remembered always for his quick wit, big heart and generous spirit. He was a brave man throughout his life and did not live in fear of his death, only concern for those he leaves behind. He loved each and every one of you with all his heart.

He is survived by: son, Greg (Charlotte) Barker of Lodi; daughter, Marla (Doug) Anderson of Ukiah; Kathy Barker, ex-wife and best friend of Rio Vista; Dorothy Mueller, ex-wife and mother to his children of Stockton; and brother, Kendall Maxell Barker of Florida. Grandchildren, Kelle (Matt) Bender of Lodi, Todd (Eleace) Barker of Oakdale, Amanda (Ian) Bender of Lodi, Julee (Brandon) Wheeler of Hopland, Jeffrey Giacomini of Ukiah, Alison, Audrey and Edward Anderson of Ukiah, many great-grand children, nieces, nephews and friends. No formal services will be held; at his request his remains are being sent to Arlington National Cemetery where he will be buried with full military honors.


LAUREL - Services are 2 p.m. today at Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel for John L. "Jack" Barlow, 86, of Laurel, who died Nov. 23, 2009, at his home.

Burial is in Hickory Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Barlow was retired from Essmueller and a member of West Laurel Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War II and served as a Marine Raider in the Pacific Theater. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Sarah Boler Barlow of Laurel; and two sisters, Louise Britton of Fairhope, Ala., and Mary Netherland of Pearl.

He was preceded in death by his parents, W. Ned Barlow and Mary Logan Barlow.


Pfc. Woodrow Barr, son of Mrs. Cora Barr of Keyser, was killed in an attack against the Japanese on Tulagi, Solomon Islands, Aug. 7, 1942. A graduate of Parsons High School, he was employed for four years by the Celanese plant and Cumberland, Md. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on Jan. 13, 1942 and trained at Parris Island, and Quantico, and was then assigned to the First Marine Battalion. The U.S.S. Barr, DE-576, navy Destroyer Escort was named in his honor. Pfc. Barr was awarded the Purple Heart; Presidential Citation, 1942 Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, 1942; and the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantly and intrepidity in action while serving with the First Marine Raider Battalion during the attack against the enemy at Tulagi.


Pfc. Leonard D. Bartczak, USMC, of 4386 E. 49, killed in action, Apr. 15, 1945, at Okinawa; beloved son of Simon and Rose (deceased), brother of Ted, Clara Jezierski, Florence, Frank, Simon Jr., and Al. Beloved uncle. Funeral Sat., Mar. 26, at 8:30 a.m., from Golubski & Sons Funeral Home, corner E. 65 and Fullerton Ave. Services Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, at 9 a. m. Military arrangements by Buckeye Detachment, Marine Corp League.


Roy F. Barth, 84, our beloved father, a Green Bay resident, passed away peacefully Dec. 27, 2004, in an area nursing home. He was born Nov. 14, 1920, in the Denmark area, to the late Edward and Lena (Snortum) Barth. Roy was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in the 4th Marine Raider Battalion during World War II, in the Battle of Okinawa. He was also a lifelong member of Winiecki Post #9677. On May 31, 1947, he married Carol Georgia at Grace Presbyterian Church in Green Bay. She preceded him in death on Nov. 6, 1992. Roy worked as a custodian at the former W.R. Grace Company, retiring in 1989. Roy had a love for the guitar and along with his two brothers played in a band for many years. He also loved hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his eight children, Randall Barth, Green Bay; Daryl Fay (John) Gillaume, Allouez; Cynthia (Roger) Miller, Suamico; Edward (Sandy) Barth, Green Bay; Susan Vandenbush, Green Bay; Dale (Toni) Barth, Green Bay; Julie (Harold) Pieschek, Eaton; James (Kay) Barth, Thurmont, Md.; 16 grandchildren, Nicolas, Lisa, Kristina, Douglas, Wendy, Clint, Matt, Jerry Jr., Troy, Rory, Joey, Chad, Nicole, Dana, Hannah, and Noah; four great-grandchildren, Jasmina, Cody, Damian, and Katie. He is further survived by one brother, Harold (Phyllis) Barth, Denmark; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Dolores Andre, Green Bay; and Mardell (Clarence) Winiecki, Bellevue; very special aunt, Aurelia Barth, Suamico; many special nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Besides his wife, Carol and parents, he was preceded in death by one infant son, Wayne Barth and one brother, Earl Barth.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home & Crematory, 1630 E. Mason St., on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be a veteran’s memorial service conducted at 6:30 p.m. by the Winiecki Post #9677 on Thursday at the funeral home. Visitation will continue on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Funeral services 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dave Hatch officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is established in Roy’s name.


Bartkiewicz, Joseph F., [July 8, 2011] of Ocean Springs, MS, formerly of Beverly Shores, IN and Chicago, IL. Beloved husband of the late Stella A. nee Vaickus, Loving father of Luke (Missy) and Veronika (Scott) Fischer. Dearest grandfather of Veronika, Francesca and Myles Fischer. Devoted brother of Genevieve, Sophie, Adeline, John, Leonard, the late Walter and Stanley. Graduated from Tilden Tech High School. Served in the Pacific Theatre of WWII as a USMC Sergeant, experiencing numerous beach landings and the occupation of Japan. Renown in his college years for playing football at Indiana University. Retired from Sears Roebuck circa 1986. In recent years he moved permanently to his home in Ocean Springs where he enjoyed painting, building model boats and spending time with his family and friends. Funeral service Sat. 10 am at Modell Funeral Home, 12641 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen, Interment St. Casimir Cem. Memorial Visitation Friday 4 pm to 8 pm. 708-301-3595


Leon L. Barwick, 82, of Clearwater, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Cairo, Ga., and came here in 1986 from Chicago. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, serving in the Raider Battalion. He achieved the rank of corporal and earned the Purple Heart. He was a member of New Testament Baptist Church, Largo. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Louise; two sisters, Ruth Smith and Margaret Moulton, both of Groveland. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.


Coach Lawrence Simpson Baskin, age 84, a resident of Rockwood, TN passed away Friday, December 26, 2008 at his home.

He was born April 10, 1924 in Memphis, TN. Mr. Baskin was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and was wounded in combat. Coach Baskin started teaching and coaching in Rockwood in 1954 and continued to do so for over 40 years. At the beginning of his career, he was coaching football with Coach Tom Pemberton at Rockwood High School and saw a need to start a Rockwood Middle School Football program, which continues today. He still holds the Tennessee state record for number of wins. Coach Baskin also coached girls’ basketball and golf at Rockwood High School and taught Math at Rockwood Junior High School.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jerry Baskin; mother, Thelma Baskin; and step-daughter, Dee Smith.

Survivors include stepsons and stepdaughters-in-law, Brad and Carol Smith of Rockwood and Rod and Kathleen Smith of Lancaster, Calif.; grandchildren, Miranda Smith of Knoxville, Carrie Miller of Nashville and Hannah Smith, Sharon Smith, Michael Smith and Stephen Smith, all of Lancaster; and brothers and sister-in-law, George and Diane Baskin of Gainesville, Ga., and James Baskin of Memphis.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, in Evans Mortuary chapel, Rockwood, with the Rev. Keith Knight officiating. Graveside service, with full military honors by the Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard, and burial were at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29, at Oak Grove Cemetery, Rockwood.

Memorial donations may be made to the Rockwood Middle School football program.


A Memorial Mass for James F. Bateman, 89, will be held on Friday, May 8, 2009 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, 359 W. New York Avenue, DeLand, Florida. He was born in Jordan, NY on October 5, 1919 to James M. and Elizabeth Guyder Bateman and passed away on May 4, 2009 at his residence in Lake Helen, Fla. Mr. Bateman was a United States Marine Corp veteran. He served proudly with the Marine Raider Battalion during WWII. He was a former Onondaga County Deputy Sheriff in Syracuse, NY, and in later years, a school bus driver for the Jordan-Elbridge Central School System in Jordan, NY. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Esther; his son, John (Robin) Bateman; his daughter, Jill M. Thurston and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, Florida 32129 or St. Peter Catholic Church in his honor.


Graveside services for Robert E. "Bob" Bates, 78, of Raleigh, N.C., and formerly of Fostoria, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay.

Visitation will be held following services at the home of Jim Carter, 525 Summit St., Fostoria.

Mr. Bates died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 10, 1922, in Carey to William and Tessie (Walters) Bates. He married Helen Burrell, and she survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Betsy Bates, Raleigh, N.C.; a son, Jim of Raleigh, N.C.; and a sister, Frances Bates Cunningham, Grand Rapids, Mich.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Wilda Bates Carter; and two brothers, Donald and Mac.

Mr. Bates retired in 1985 from ESB-Exide after 35 years; and retired in 1993 from Magna Volt, which he helped form.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWII, serving with the Raiders Special Forces unit in the South Pacific.

He received two Purple Hearts.

He earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1949 from Bowling Green State University.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 1300 St. Mary's, Raleigh, NC 27605.

Arrangements are being handled by North Raleigh Funeral Home, Raleigh, N.C.


On December 22, 1962, [Chicago] Police Officer Paul Batson was on patrol with his partner heading eastbound on west Armitage Street. They witnessed a white Chevrolet convertible traveling on the wrong side of Armitage at a high rate of speed, which forced the officers' vehicle into the curb. The officers gave chase, but the driver of the suspect vehicle increased his speed and refused to pull over. As the chase ended, the driver leapt from his vehicle, raised his hands, but refused to turn around as commanded by Batson and his partner. Police Officer Batson used necessary force to subdue the driver and placed him under arrest. During the arrest, Batson suffered a heart attack and expired.


Col. Roy Joseph Batterton, Jr., a highly decorated Marine officer and former principal of the Clarke County High School, died Sunday, October 14, 2012, at the age of 94 of complications from Parkinson Disease.

Col. Batterton graduated from the University of Kentucky and received his commission in the Marine Corps in 1940. He fought in the Pacific in World War II and in Korea, winning a Silver Star in both wars. His other citations for valor included: two Bronze Stars, two Purple Hearts, two Presidential Unit Citations, the Asiatic-Pacific Medal with five citations and the Medal of Valor.

He began his military career assigned to the American Embassy in London and was one of the very first Marines to complete the British commando school in Scotland. Around this original group was formed four battalions of the elite Marine Raiders. Col. Batterton fought with the Fourth Battalion throughout the Pacific Theater.

Among his writings are "You Fight by the Book" and "Random Notes from Korea."

He went on to become Chief of Staff of U.S. naval forces in Haiti from1962 to1963 and retired from the Marine Corps in 1966.

He went on to receive a Masters Degree in education from the University of Virginia in 1971 and held the office of principal of the Clarke County High School from 1970 to 1981.

After retirement from education he ran a horse trailer sales business from his home in Berryville.

As a friend wrote: "Roy Batterton was a gentleman and a gentle man. You could spend two hours with him and never learn that he fought in two wars--let alone winning Silver Stars for bravery in each. He was a most modest man, yet stood above most men in his service to his country and to his community. His was a quiet and remarkable life. One of the last of the "Greatest Generation."

He is survived by his wife, Joan, daughter, Barbara, and son, Barry.

A memorial service will be held at the Duncan Memorial Methodist Church Berryville Saturday the 27th at 11 a.m.


Hank Bauer, the hard-nosed ex-Marine who returned to baseball after being wounded during World War II and went on to become a cornerstone of the New York Yankees dynasty of the 1950s, died Friday [February 9, 2007]. He was 84.

Bauer died of cancer in Shawnee Mission, Kan., the Baltimore Orioles said. Bauer managed the 1966 Orioles to their first World Series title, a four-game sweep of the Dodgers.

A three-time All-Star outfielder, Bauer played on Yankees teams that won nine American League pennants and seven World Series in 10 years. He set the Series record with a 17-game hitting streak, a mark that still stands, starting in 1956 against the Brooklyn Dodgers and continuing in 1957 and '58 against the Milwaukee Braves.

Surrounded by such sluggers as Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra, Bauer was a major ingredient in the Yankees' success during his years in New York from 1948 to 1959.

"I am truly heartbroken," Berra said in a statement issued by the Yankees. "Hank was a wonderful teammate and friend for so long. Nobody was more dedicated and proud to be a Yankee. He gave you everything he had."

Bauer played his last two seasons with the Kansas City Athletics, a team he managed from 1961 to 1962. He also managed Baltimore from 1964 to 1968 and the Athletics again in Oakland in 1969.

Bauer was voted the Associated Press American League Manager of the Year in 1964 and 1966, the only year he reached the Series as a manager.

A native of East St. Louis, Ill., Bauer was the youngest of nine children. He enlisted in the Marines shortly after Pearl Harbor and fought in a number of battles in the Pacific, including Okinawa and Guadalcanal, according to Hall of Fame archives. He earned two Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts.

While on Okinawa, Bauer was hit in the left thigh by shrapnel. "We went in with 64, and six of us came out," he said.

Bauer batted .277 with 164 homers and 703 RBIs during his 14-year career. It was in the World Series that he excelled, from a Series-ending catch at his knees against the New York Giants in 1951 to his final Series appearance in 1958, when he hit .323 with four homers and eight RBIs as the Yankees beat the Braves in seven games.

"Maybe I bore down a lot more in the Series," Bauer said. "I had my luck. I had my good days and bad ones. I played for the right organization."

In 1959, Bauer was part of a seven-player trade with Kansas City that delivered a young Roger Maris to New York. Two years later, Maris set a season record with 61 homers, a mark that stood until 1998.

Bauer kept his Marine Corps crew cut through his baseball career and beyond. After he retired, he returned to the Kansas City area, where he scouted for the Yankees and the Royals.


Ernest L. Baughman, 78, formerly of L.A. and Orange Counties died of natural causes in Clarksburg, WV on Monday, Feb. 25, 2002. Ernie was born in Lost Creek, WV in 1923, the youngest of four children born to Burley and Celestia. He had two sisters, Vermon and Zelta and brother Emery. He served with honor during WWII as a U.S. Marine (1st Marine Raider Div.) in the battles of Guadalcanal and Bougainville. In 1946 he attended Holy Cross University on a basketball scholarship. He moved to CA in 1954 where he worked in the bowling industry as an instructor, manager and athlete bowling in the Pro Bowlers Tour 1957-1961. He left bowling in 1975 to work as an accountant at Brown & Brown Machine in Compton. Upon retirement in 1980 he returned to West Virginia to live in the City of Clarksburg. His love of physical fitness and competitive sports stayed with him throughout his life. He is survived by his children Donald, Debra, David, Alexis, Ernie Jr., Jeff, 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Service is on Tuesday, March 5, at the McGlumphy Funeral Home, Clarksburg, WV. Dad, we love you so very much, you will always be in our hearts.


Joseph T. Bayek, 77, of South Windsor, passed away Friday, September 7, 2001, at Saint Francis Hospital. He was born February 6, 1924, in the Thompsonville section of Enfield. He leaves behind his loving wife, Verna M. (St. Laurent) Bayek. Besides his wife Verna, he is survived by his two sons, Stephen Bayek of Manchester, Bruce Rieder and his wife Catherine of Vernon and a granddaughter, Callie Rieder of Vernon. Joseph also leaves behind his beloved poodle and companion, Pierre. He was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Frances Bayek; three brothers and two sisters. Joseph was the former owner of Health Haven in Vernon and was a communicant of St. Adalbert's Church. He served in World War II in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving with the Carlson's Raiders. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the United States Marine Raider Association. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 9:15 a.m., September 11, at the Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., at St. Adalbert's Church. Burial with full military honors will follow at St. Adalbert's Cemetery. Calling Hours will be held Monday from 6-9 p.m., September 10, at the funeral home.


Thomas Franklin Bazzell, March 20, 1999; of Cheektowaga, NY; beloved husband of Marion (nee) Nacke; dearest father of Cecilia 'Tommi' (Peter) D'Angelo and Michael J. Bazzell; grandfather of six grandchildren and five great-granddaughters; brother of Dorothy (Franz) Jackson; brother-in-law of Louis P. (Philomenia) Nacke, James J. (Joan) Nacke and Mark Nacke; survived by nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Memorial Service Tuesday at the Melvin J. Sliwinski Funeral Home, 85 George Urban Blvd. (west of Harlem Rd.) at 10:30 AM. Mr. Bazzell served in the South Pacific in WW II. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Hospice Foundation.


Richard Joseph Beachman, 86, of Grand Junction, died at his home on Wednesday, February 20, 2008. Richard was born to Richard Beachman and Mary Elizabeth Sloan in Auburn, NY in 1921. He graduated from Attica High School and received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Niagara University. Richard enlisted in the United Stated Marine Corps and was called to active duty in 1942. He served as a Second Lieutenant in the South Pacific with the famed Edson's Raiders of the First Marine Raider Battalion. In July 1944, he was wounded in the invasion of Guam. In 1946, he was retired to the USMC reserves as a decorated Captain. In March of 1946, Richard married the love of his life, Juna Mae Griffith, a native of Palisade, CO. Juna was a lieutenant (J.G.) in the United States Navy Nurses Corp. The couple settled in the Syracuse, Plattsburgh and Albany, NY areas. Richard's career began as a parole officer with the New York State Division of Parole in Syracuse. After earning a Master's Degree in Social Work from Syracuse University, he was promoted to Senior Parole Officer. After 35 years of distinguished service in his profession, he fulfilled his long-held dream of retiring to the Grand Valley, to enjoy the company of his many family members in the area. Retirement provided Dick and Juna many opportunities for travel, golf and reading. Richard is remembered by many for his dry, quick wit and his lively discussions of politics. He is fondly remembered by his children for being a very loving and generous father. he imparted to his children a love for education, a sense of inquiry and a rigorous work ethic. Richard is survived by his wife of 62 years and his sons Thomas (Sue) Beachman of Craig, CO; John Beachman (Debbie) of Longmont, CO; his daughters Teresa (Al) Huck of Lyons, CO; Janet (Don) Fishman of Oakton, VA; Nancy (Frank) Fabian of Virginia Beach, VA; and Barbara (Patrick Richardson) Beachman of Nymbrida, NSW, Australia. He is also survived by his brother Robert Beachman of Rochester, NY and 12 grandchildren. Richard was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Disabled American Veterans and the Retired Officers' Association. A memorial service will be held at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary on Monday, February 25, 2008 at 2:00 p.m.


George "Bud" Beachwood, 88, beloved husband, father, grandfather, outdoorsman and Portland TV pioneer, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 19, 2009. Born in Stanley, Wis., to Minnie Krogan and William Beachwood, he left home as a teenager and joined the thousands of boys and men who rode the rails during the Great Depression. Bud joined the U.S. Marines in 1942 and fought with the 3rd Marine Raiders in the South Pacific, including the re-capture of Guam. Combat took its toll on him and he ended up in the Corona, Calif., Naval Hospital where he met a young nurse, Edith Bodell, whom he married in 1947. After graduating from the School of Radio and Television Arts and Sciences, Bud went to work in broadcasting. He joined KOIN-TV as an announcer when they opened in 1953. A program producer and filmmaker for more than 20 years, he became a local celebrity, known for his many outdoors, public affairs and nature shows. Bud retired from KOIN in 1987, but continued as an independent filmmaker. He produced several videos, including a video on Mount St. Helens, several fishing videos and a video on Nepal, after trekking in the Himalayas at age 67. Bud is survived by his wife, Edith; daughter, Diane Weiss (Donald) of Milwaukee, Wis.; sons, Wayne Beachwood (Gail) of Portland and Dale Beachwood (Leslie) of Beaverton; and grandchildren, Kim Westcott, Timothy Weiss, Dawn Kraczcek, Daniel Weiss, Katie Beachwood, Tyson Beachwood, Jackson Beachwood, Hannah Beachwood and Carolina Beachwood. Bud is also survived by his sister, Betty Gozy (Donald) of Chicago; one niece; and eight great-grandchildren. A memorial celebration will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, in the Hearthstone at Murrayhill in Beaverton.


Wheeler Monroe Bearden, 85, Crystal River, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, at Cypress Cove Care Center in Crystal River.

Born Aug. 25, 1922, in Madison, Ga., to Isaac and Martha Jane Bearden, he came to this area 20 years ago from Macon, Ga.

Mr. Bearden was the retired owner and operator of three Shakey Pizza franchises in Macon and Warner Robins, Ga.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps World War II veteran.

He was an avid golfer, a past member of Seven Rivers Golf and Country Club, a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed traveling.

He was Methodist.

His first wife, Tennie Bearden, preceded him in death in 2002.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Jo Bearden of Americus, Ga.; daughter, Cynthia Hayslip and husband Bobby of Crystal River; and two grandsons, Brian Grady of Macon, Ga., and Andrew Hayslip of St. George, Utah.

Private cremation arrangements under the direction of Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.


Major Jerome J. C. Beau, USMC (Ret.) passed away at his home on Feb. 2, 2010.

Jerry was born on Sept. 4, 1918, in Calvary, Wis., the eighth of nine children of Henry Simon Beau and Margarete Mary Brost.

Jerry came from a musical family. His mother played piano and guitar and his father played almost every instrument. Most of the children played in the family's dance band, "The Wally Beau Orchestra." Two of his brothers, Henry "Heinie" and Eddie, went on to become professional musicians and appeared in the Benny Goodman movie, "Sweet, Hot & Low Down" in 1944. Jerry's mother wanted him to learn to play the violin but changed her mind after she caught him batting crab apples with the instrument. He learned to play the piano and the trumpet, and when he joined the Marine Corps, his biggest fear was that they would find out about his trumpet playing skills and make him a bugler.

Jerry grew up with firearms and was taught to use and respect them. He would carry his .22 caliber rifle to school, as did the other boys. He would check the traps that he set on his way to and from school.

Jerry said, "You never knew what you're going to find in one of your traps. One time I found a mink, which brought substantially more money than a muskrat, and I became the richest kid in the third grade!"

He attended Fond du Lac High School.

He purchased a Model T Ford with his brother so they wouldn't have to walk miles to school. They eventually sold the car to a Japanese scrap dealer for twice the money they paid for it.

Jerry joined the U.S. Marine Corps on Jan. 30, 1940, because "he wanted to collect souvenirs," or so the story went. He was a "Mustang," starting off as an enlisted man, and then became a Marines officer. He was a Marines Raider in B Company (later K Company) of the Third Marine Raider Battalion from Sept. 20, 1942, to Jan. 31, 1944, and participated in campaigns on Guadalcanal, Bougainville, and the Northern Solomons.

Jerry was spot commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on Sept. 28, 1944. On April 18, 1945, in Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Islands, Jerry had an enemy soldier jump on his back with a grenade, but Jerry was able to throw him over and on top of his own grenade; however, Jerry caught some of the blast and he spent years picking shrapnel out that he swore came from his old Model T Ford.

Jerry then fought in the Okinawa campaign with C Company, 29th Marines, 6th Marines Division, where he was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for his actions on a mound of rock and dirt called Meat Loaf Hill. Okinawa was secured on June 21, 1945, with nearly 7,000 Americans killed out of 25,000 total casualties.

On June 27, 1945, while on night jungle patrol, Jerry was bitten by a viper called a "habu." Habus are deadly poisonous but Jerry refused to let them take his arm off and he spent two months in the Ninth Station Army Hospital where he declined a purple heart that was offered to him by an Army officer who didn't know that Jerry was a Marine!

On Aug. 25, 1945, Jerry was promoted to First Lieutenant and became Adjutant to the Battalion on Sept. 20, 1945. He ended up going to China from Sept. 30, 1945, to April 2, 1946.

While in China, Jerry was able to see the Walled City, the old section of Shanghai which is surrounded by 50-foot-high walls that are 30-feet thick. While in Peking, he got to see the Temple of Heaven, the Imperial City, the Forbidden City, the Winter Palace and the Royal Park. It was an historian's dream come true for Jerry.

Jerry returned to the states in late April 1946, and served temporary duty at Headquarters Marine Corps in Washington, D.C., before being sent to Seattle, Wash.

During his tour in the South Pacific, Jerry learned the complexities of amphibious operations and loading and embarkation plans. Being a souvenirs collector, he acquired the plans of every ship he was on.

He continued taking classes, collecting more plans, and he developed a network of people highly knowledgeable about loading and unloading ships. He found that his skills were highly sought after by the Navy during the Korean War.

On June 20, 1947, Jerry assumed the duty of Inspector Instructor, D Company, 11th Infantry Battalion in Spokane, Wash.

While in Spokane, Jerry met Grace (Orchard) Bunch, who had been widowed the prior December. Grace wanted nothing to do with Jerry at that time but he stayed in contact and eventually won her heart. They were married on Nov. 30, 1949; a marriage that was to last one month short of 50 years.

When the Korean War broke out, Capt. Beau was assigned to the U.S. Naval Forces, Far East, where he participated in the amphibious assault training and re-deployment of four infantry divisions between Japan and Korea; some 62,000 men along with their associated equipment and vehicles.

Before he retired from the Marine Corps on June 30, 1964, Major Beau completed three years assigned to the Central Intelligence Agency and another three with the National Security Agency. He would not discuss those six years of service except to say that, "He had no love for a certain Idaho Senator who tried to neuter the CIA."

After Marine retirement, Jerry worked for the Fidelity National Bank in Filer, Idaho, he managed apartments in Twin Falls, Idaho, and then in 1975, he and Grace built their final home in Boise, Idaho.

In 1979, with Grace's encouragement and assistance, Jerry started looking for the names of old friends he had served with in B/K Company, Third Marine Raider Battalion. He began securing muster roles of the company from the National Archives and the Marine Corps Historical Center. Then he started gathering muster rolls of the other companies in the battalion and eventually of all the Raider Battalions. Finally in 1996, he published a compilation of every Marine and Navy man who ever served in the U.S. Marine Raiders during WWII, including those wounded in action, those killed in action and those missing in action and included their decoration awards.

Jerry was still providing information to his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren of "Raiders" up until the time of his passing.

He will be sorely missed.

Jerry, we salute you! Semper Fidelis!

Jerry was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Grace, his father and mother, five brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by his sister, Lucille S. Murphey; two daughters, Patricia A. Fisher and Erlene L. Fields; his granddaughters, Melissa Beau, Krystal Fisher, Danielle Fisher and LeeAnn Fields; his grandsons, Robert Lightfoot, Michael Lightfoot and Tim Fields; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Services: A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel, 5400 Fairview Ave., Boise, Idaho. Cremation is under the direction of Alden-Waggoner. Inurnment will follow at Morris Hill Cemetery with full Military Honors provided by the United States Marine Corps.

The Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel of Boise, Idaho, is serving the family.


RICHMOND HILL -- Charles Richard 'Chuck' Beaver Jr., 78, died March 7 [2001] at St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah.

He was born in Los Angeles and was a graduate of Michigan State University. He was a retired building contractor/founder of Bull Street Station in Savannah. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and a former resident of Kalamazoo, Mich. He was an avid model railroad collector. He was a member of Elks Lodge, Ocala, Fla., a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8083, Belleview, Fla., a member of Marine Corps League, Ocala, and Kiwanis Club of Traverse City, Mich.

Survivors: his wife, Margaret Beaver; a daughter, Patricia Swope of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a son, Kevin S. Beaver of Louisiana; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Memorial Service: will be held at a later date.

Richmond Hill Funeral Home.


Warren Gordon Beavers, 85, of Soddy Daisy, died on Monday, July 14, 2008.

Born in Dayton, Tennessee, November 20, 1922, his love of country led him to misrepresent his age and at 17 he entered the Marine Corps on July 16, 1940. A faithful patriot to the end, as part of the 1st Marine Raiders, he fired the first shot against the Japanese occupied South Pacific Island of Tulagi on August 7, 1942. After a day of hard fighting, the 1st Marine Raiders captured the island. He received a Purple Heart for injuries received during the war.

Reverend Beavers was converted to the Christian faith in 1946 and attended school at Lee College in Cleveland, Tennessee, where he graduated salutatorian in 1955. He was first licensed to preach in 1950 and became an ordained minister for the Churches of God in 1955. Throughout his ministry he pastored churches in Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia and Alabama while organizing 11 new churches. He was appointed Administrative Bishop of Northern New England from 1980 to 1984. In 1988 he retired from pastoral duties with Daisy Church of God conferring the status of Pastor Emeritus for his lengthy ministry of 15 years of service to that church and community.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Ethel Beavers; sister, Ruby Burdette and brother, Everett Beavers.

He is survived by his faithful wife of 65 years, Nola Potter Beavers; daughter, Judy (Ron) Hughes of Chattanooga; sons, Jerry (Dolores) Beavers, Harold Beavers and Tommy Beavers, all of Soddy Daisy; grandchildren, David (Katie) Reynolds, Chris (Melisa) Beavers, Adam Beavers, Brook (Ryan) Phillips, Micah Hughes and Wyatt Beavers; great grandchildren, Tyler, Chase, Bryce and Cassie Reynolds; many friends at Hardees and Wimpies in Soddy Daisy.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, at 2 p.m. at Daisy Church of God with Bishops Jewell Travis and Sam Phillips and Rev. Estle Sanders officiating. The body will lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Ronald Russell, Jack Penney, David Reynolds, Chris Beavers, Adam Beavers and Micah Hughes. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Gideon Bible Class of Daisy Church of God. Visitation is Wednesday from 4 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation is today from 4 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. He will lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Daisy Church of God. His lasting legacy will be his love for people.

Arrangements are by Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.


B. Michael (Mike) Beeler, 75, of Sugar Land, Texas, passed away peacefully March 6, 2000, after his battle with cancer. Beeler served in the famed "Carlson's Raiders" during the World War II battle for Guadalcanal, participating in the famous "Long Patrol" which covered 150 miles in 31 days and accounted for nearly 500 enemy casualties. Beeler also served with the Raiders at Bougainville and with the Fourth Marine Regiment during the battles at Emirau Island, Guam and Marianas Island. After World War II, Beeler attended the University of Wisconsin and graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Geology. He later earned an MBA from the University of Evansville. Beeler then spent many years in the oil exploration business, traveling and consulting throughout the world. He also founded and, for over 30 years, operated Mike Beeler Oil Company in southern Indiana and Illinois. Following his retirement in Houston, Beeler continued an active life in several organizations, including: Marine Raider Association President and Board of Directors, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Board of Directors, Battle of Guadalcanal Board of Directors, Solomon Islands Foundation, Texas Association of Former Marines, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and Pioneers of the Petroleum Society. In 1997, he endowed a fellowship with the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation to study the role of the enlisted Marine in WWII. He was also an avid golfer, and traveled extensively with his beloved family. Survivors include his wife, Timi; children, Debbie Schlichte and husband, Mike; David and wife, Pam; Dirk; Duane and wife, Lori; grandchildren, Michael and Brian Beeler, and Megan Schlichte; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary and visitation will be conducted at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Sugar Land on Friday, March 10, at 9:15 AM, with Mass following at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in the Houston National Cemetery, with military honors. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation in Mike Beeler's memory be given to the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Scholarship Fund, the Marine Corps Historical Center, or the Battle of Guadalcanal Foundation.


CARVER - Reginald W. Belcher Jr., 78, of Carver, who worked in the Patriot Ledger composing room for 38 years, died Wednesday [November 19, 2003] at Jordan Hospital in Plymouth.

Mr. Belcher retired as an assistant foreman in the composing room.

He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II.

He was a member of the Marine Raiders, the Marine Corps League and the VFW. Born and raised in Braintree, he lived in Braintree, Whitman and Weymouth for many years before moving to Carver 25 years ago.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Rose M. (Mercurio) Belcher; a son, Reginald W. Belcher III of Quincy; two daughters, Gina Reyes and Annie Allred, both of California; three brothers, James Belcher of Virginia, John Belcher of Plymouth and William Belcher of Florida; three sisters, Mary D'Andrea of Weymouth, Lillian Bryan of California and Kathleen Rudack of South Boston; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Edith Stein Church, 71 East Main St., Brockton. Burial will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Visiting is 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Waitt Funeral Home, 850 North Main St., Brockton.


RUMFORD - Albert W. Bell, 72, died Wednesday, January 10, 1996 at the Rumford Community Hospital. He was a resident of Church Street, Andover, and had lived in the area most of his life.

He was born in Lynn, Mass. on Oct. 20, 1923 and was the son of Kenneth and Daisy (Chase) Bell.

He had attended schools in Berkshire, Mass. During World War II he served four years with the U.S. Marines, including overseas in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater with the 1st Marine Division and was one of the original Edson's Raiders.

He had been employed at Boise Cascade Paper Co. for over 25 years until retirement in the early 80s from the shipping department.

He was also an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed trapping, for which he was well known. He was a member of the Boise Cascade Paper Co. 25 Year Club; Member Napoleon Ouellette Post 24, American Legion; Member Robert Shand Post 1641, VFW; Member Edson's Raiders Association.

He was married in Hanover on Jan. 22, 1967 to the late Saddie Bachelder who died in Rumford on July 12, 1972.

Survivors include five daughters: Mrs. Virginia Penney of Merrimac, Mass., Mrs. Gene (Cynthia) Towle of Rumford, Mrs. Roger (Susan) Jones of Gray, Mrs. Alexander (Elizabeth) Beauchesne of Andover and Mrs. Thomas (Martha) Luttrell of Nashua, N.H.; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and was predeceased by a grandson Dale Penney who died in 1990.


Mr. Bell, 64, of Mr. Bell. 64, of 2352 General Long Street Drive, Virginia Beach, Va., formerly of Altoona, died Tuesday, July 16, 1985, in Virginia Beach General Hospital, after a heart attack.

Mr. Bell retired as a major from the Marine Corps on Feb. 21, 1961, after 18 years' service. He served during World War II and Korean Conflict. Following that he was employed as insurance agent by Acacia Group of Companies, Virginia Beach.

He was born Jan. 26, 1921, in Altoona, the son of William F. and Zanna (Heverly) Bell, and Dec. 26, 1944, in Altoona, married Julia M. Rollins.

Surviving are his wife; four children: William C. of Irvine, Calif.; Barbara M. Pennington of Virginia Beach and Beverly J. Pierce and Bonnie L. Morrell of Fredericksburg, Md., and three grandchildren.

Also surviving is a sister, Betty E. Grimes of Albany, Ga.

Mr. Bell had attended Grace United Methodist Church and was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach, serving as an elder.

He was a member of the Marine Raiders, VFW, Retired Officers Association, Eagle Scout, Altoona Troop; Hiram Lodge, F&AM, and Jaffa Shrine Temple.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata. Interment in Grandview Cemetery. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. until time of services Saturday in the funeral home.


Clarence Beus Belnap died at his home on Wednesday, January 22, 2003.

He was born March 27, 1921 in Cedar Fort, Utah. He was the sixth of nine children born to James Gilbert and Chloe Mae Beus Belnap. During World War II he served his country in the Third Battalion of the Marine Raiders. He was pleased to be recognized for his military accomplishments during the 2002 Veterans Day program at the University of Utah. He was a true Patriot who dearly loved his country and family.

After the war, he married the love of his life, Vesta LaRae Sill on March 30, 1950. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. For most of their married life they lived in Bountiful where they raised two beautiful daughters, Roxanne (Frank) Steele and Rochele (John) Thompson.

His wife, daughters, five grandchildren, Robert Steele, Melissa Hanson, Kristen Hanson, Adam Steele and Haley Hanson, two brothers, Alvin Belnap and Chet Belnap and many loving family and friends survive him.

His parents and six siblings preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003 at 1 p.m. at the Bountiful 17th Ward Chapel, 2200 South 600 East, Bountiful. Friends and family may call Friday evening 6- 8 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main and Saturday from 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. at the church prior to services. Interment-Farmington City Cemetery.


Former Cincinnati Reds scout and farm director Sheldon "Chief" Bender, who spent 64 years in professional baseball, died Feb. 27 [2008]. He was 88.

Mr. Bender died in Hamilton, Ohio, from complications of a recent fall at his home.

The Reds' minor league player of the year award is named for Mr. Bender, who retired in 2005.

Mr. Bender played and managed in the minor leagues for 12 seasons and worked in the St. Louis Cardinals' organization from 1948 to 66. Mr. Bender spent 39 years with the Reds and headed their minor league operations from 1967-89.

Johnny Bench, Dave Concepcion, Ken Griffey Sr., Don Gullett, Mario Soto, Tom Browning, Paul O'Neill, Eric Davis and Barry Larkin were among the future stars produced by the Cincinnati system while Mr. Bender was there.

Mr. Bender served in the Navy during World War II and earned a Purple Heart.


Donald E. Bennett Sr., 84, of WaKeeney, father and father-in-law of Donald E. Jr. and Diane Bennett of Valley Center, died Sept. 28, 2004. He was the owner and operator of El-Tre-Go Water Boy Enterprises. Service was Oct. 1 at First United Methodist Church, WaKeeney, with Rev. Randy Jellison-Knock. Burial was at Kansas Veterans Cemetery, WaKeeney, with military rites by the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was born June 16, 1920, on the homestead in Tribune, the son of Phillip Bennett and Olive Myrtle Lease. He attended schools in Tribune. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He married Fern Koestel on July 7, 1944, in San Diego, Calif. She survives. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Randall Reid VFW Post #3449 and the American Legion Moore Post #197, all in WaKeeney. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, George Bennett and Kelly Bennett; and a sister, Daisy Lowry.

Other survivors include his son, David L. Bennett of Mulvane; daughter; Linda L. Jones of Colby; sister, Betty Lee Santana of Inverness, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with the church or with the donor's choice, in care of Schmitt Funeral Home, 336 N. 12th, WaKeeney 67672.


WILLIAMSTON – Winston R. Bennett, of Cadillac formerly of Williamston, went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 18, 2011 at the age of 89.

Born February 19, 1922 to Roger and Jesse Bennett in Williamston. Mr. Bennett served honorably in the U.S. Marines with Edson’s Raiders during WWII. He was a life member of the American Legion of Haslett and a member of the Victory Outreach Church in Cadillac.

Surviving are his wife, of 44 years, Priscilla Bennett; daughters, Muriel (Robert) Emmer, Penny (Terry) Secor, Bonnie (Bill) Toaz, Yvonne (Gary) Bumbaugh, Shirl Cook; sons, Roger Denison, Monty (Cindy) Bennett, James (Sheila) Denison, Frank Bennett; 130 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; daughter-in-law Jacki Denison; sister-in-law, Evelyn Bennett; special nieces, Nancy (Jerry) Webb and Peggy Dixon as well as several other nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; son, Jeffrey Denison; brother, Otto Bennett and sister, Violet Haight.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 22, 2011 at Chapel in the Pines Funeral Home with Pastor James Helmboldt of Victory Outreach Church as officiant. Family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan at 932 N. Mitchell, Cadillac, Mich., 49601.


Edward Bensted, aged 84, went to be with his Savior on Thursday, May 8, 2008. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Margaret Bensted. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Judith (Moss); his children, Dale (Patti) Bensted, Diane Lawson, David (Chris) Bensted; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Marion Elenbaas, Dorothy Naerebout, Fred (Jan) Moss, and Mildred Veenendall. Ed served in the Marine Corps in the South Pacific in World War II. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at Eastminster Presbyterian Church (1700 Woodward Ave. SE) with Rev. Don Gordon officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.


Otto C. Bergenske, age 87, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at Oakwood Village East. He was born on July 5, 1922, in Belleville, the son of Otto and Carrie (Erfurth) Bergenske. Otto graduated from Madison East High School in 1941. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1942 until 1945, as a Marine Raider in the South Pacific during World War II, receiving three Purple Hearts. He married Virginia Thurber on Aug. 31, 1946, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Madison. Otto owned and operated Otto's Shoe Service on Milwaukee Street from 1951 until 1984. He was a 50-year member of East Side Business Men's Association, 50-plus-year member of the Marine Corps League and charter member of St. Dennis Parish. Otto loved to travel, and enjoyed gambling junkets with friends and playing euchre. He is survived by three sons, Michael (Debbie), Gregory (Yvonne) and Brian; four grandchildren, Mary Bergenske, Nicholas Bergenske, Brian (Michelle) Gallagher and Sergeant Patrick (Amber) Gallagher, USMC; a sister, Mabel Wiechkoske; and many nieces and nephews. Otto was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia in 1992; parents; a son, Christopher; and nine siblings, Gordon, Emmett, Charles, Wilma, Hazel, Donald, Elsie, Michael and James. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Dennis Catholic Church, 505 Dempsey Road, Madison, at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, with Father Kent Schmitt and Father Bill Nolan concelebrating. Visitation will be at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be at Highland Memory Gardens, with military rites conducted by the Madison Veterans Firing Squad. Otto was an awesome husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed.

Gunderson East Funeral and Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420


Funeral services have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Landry's Funeral Home; Napoleonville, for Calvin J. Bergeron Sr., 57, who died at 5 p.m. Thursday [January 19, 1984].
Religious services have been scheduled immediately following at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Napoleonville, with interment in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6-10 p.m. today and from 6-9 a.m. Saturday.

He was the husband of Edna Mae Bailey Bergeron; father of C.J: Bergeron Jr.; brother of Daris Seward and Faith Gauthier; grand father of Nathan and Rachel Bergeron.
Arrangements by Landry's.


VIRGINIA BEACH - Orville Vernon Bergren, 88, passed away peacefully July 31, 2007, at Seaside Health Center at Atlantic Shores.

Born Nov. 5, 1918, in Minneapolis, Minn., Orv was the son of the late Norah and Alex Bergren. He graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1940, where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He was awarded a regular commission in the U.S. Marine Corps through the ROTC program. He was the executive officer of the Marine detachment aboard the battleship USS West Virginia when it was sunk in the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941. He later participated in the landings and capture of Guam and Okinawa and in the initial occupation of Japan during World War II. He married his wife, Carrie, in San Diego in 1943. Among his post-war duties were three years at George Washington University, from which he received his law degree. From 1957 to 1960, he represented the Secretary of Defense on Capitol Hill. He was a dedicated servant to our country. Semper Fidelis.

After retiring from the Marine Corps as a colonel in 1960, he joined A.O. Smith Corporation in Milwaukee, Wis. In 1965, he joined the Illinois Manufacturers Association in Chicago and subsequently became president of this 6,000 company member organization until his retirement in 1983. He and Carrie then enjoyed 20 years of retirement in San Diego, Calif. An avid golfer all his life, he was a member of the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo, where he was the club champion in 1987. He and Carrie moved to Virginia Beach four years ago where they have enjoyed a new chapter in their lives at Atlantic Shores. He was predeceased by his brother, Harvey Bergren.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 64 years, Carrie Bergren of Virginia Beach; two sons, Steve Bergren and wife Cristina of Woodside, Calif., and Scott Bergren and wife Bama of Dallas, Texas; daughter, Sue Budorick and husband Tim of Virginia Beach; grandchildren, Christine Orr and husband James; and great- granddaughters, Emma and Mia White of Encinitas, Calif., Diana Bergren of Highland Park, Ill., and John, Lauren, Kate and Abby Budorick of Virginia Beach. He was a dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who was so proud of all of his offspring. Orv, Dad, Grumpy - you will be greatly missed by your loving family and a multitude of friends near and far.

The family wishes to thank his primary care physician, Dr. Ana Vazquez, for her dedicated, compassionate care, as well as Dr. Raymond Lance and Dr. Paul Chupka and all of the health care workers - physicians, physicians assistants, nurses and aides, who provided amazing care in his final months. Thanks to everyone at Seaside Health Care Center at Atlantic Shores for the wonderful, compassionate care during the past week.

At his request, there will be no formal services. He will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery with many of his old friends. A celebration of his life will be private. The family suggests memorials be made to the charity of one's choice. The Cremation Society of Virginia, Virginia Beach office, is handling the arrangements.


BERRY, John F. Sr., 77, of Buchanan, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at his home. He was a veteran of WWII where he served as a Corporal in the 3rd Division Marine Raiders. He was a member of Buchanan Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon and a member of V.F.W. Post 5895 and American Legion Post 93. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nelson H. and Maude W. Berry and one sister, Doris B. Paterson. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Glenna M. Berry; sons and daughters-in-law, John, Jr. and Pat Berry of Acworth, Ga., Butch and Teresa Berry of Buchanan; daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Larry Vines of Buchanan; 13 grandchildren; five great- grandchildren; brother-in-law, Morris Markham and wife, Jeanne of North Haledon, N. J.; and one niece, Dawn Miller of Wallington, N.J. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2002 at Buchanan Baptist Church, with the Rev. Mike Woody officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Buchanan. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the church. Those wishing to make memorials, please consider the Buchanan Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 537, Buchanan, Va. 24066. Arrangements by Oakey's North Chapel.


Arthur Henry Beth, [January 20, 2009] 90 years young, U.S. Marine Vet. WWII and Korean War, beloved husband of the late Gloria, nee Souza; loving father of Barbara (Robert) Sidebottom; proud grandfather of Robert; dear brother of the late Violet (the late Harry) Diacou; fond uncle, great-uncle and friend of many. Graduate of Roosevelt High School, Chicago. Arthur joined the Marine Corps in September 1940, trained in San Diego in radio and communications. He fought in WWII and Korea with the famous "Carlson Raiders, 2nd Battalion" that coined the phrase "Gung-ho Battalion." Achieving the rank of Master Sergeant during his 20 years of service, he served with James Roosevelt, who was second in command of the Raiders participating in action against the enemy at Guadalcanal and later was one of the first Marines to land at Inchon, Korea, during the Korean War and other amphibious landings and operations in North Korea. After his military service he went on to work in California with Bendix Field Engineering Corp., working in the NASA Deep Space Project; Philco-Ford Corp., in the Mariner-Mars and other satellite projects in the 1960s and 1970s. Member of the Glen Burnie United Methodist Church, Moose Lodge #1456 and USMC Raider Association. During the last years of his life, he lived at the Senior Suites of Ravenswood Manor, Chicago.

Visitation Sunday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 6150 N. Cicero Ave., Chicago. Family and friends will meet Monday afternoon at the funeral home for a funeral service at 12;00 Noon. Interment Acadia Park Cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers. Donations in Arthur's memory to SALUTE, Inc., PO Box 236, Prospect Heights, IL 60070, would be appreciated. "Semper Fi - Always Faithful."

Arrangements by John G. Adinamis Funeral Director, Ltd. 773-736-3833.


Mon. Oct 12, 1998. Age 75 years. Dear husband of Mary (nee Szubielski). Dear father of Dr. Linda (Dennis) Laabs and James Beyer. Brother of Lorraine Winkel. Also survived by other relatives and friends. Visitation Fri. at the funeral home from 3-6 PM with complete funeral services at 6 PM. Burial Sat. 10 AM at Highland Memorial Park. Employee of Allen Bradley and member of U.E. 1111 and the Marine Corps Raiders. Memorials to St. Stephens Lutheran Church appreciated. Heritage Funeral Homes, Tebo, Peppey, Klemmer & Scheuerell Chapel 6615 W. Oklahoma Ave. 321-7440


Nicholas Bezak, [February 8, 2001] WW II Marine Raider, beloved husband of the late Marie, nee Smuk; loving father of Nicholas (Patricia), Rosemarie (Robert) Halstead and Gregory (Elizabeth); cherished grandfather of Steven (Kari), Nicole, Alexander and Larisa; dear brother of Sophie Burke; brother-in-law of Nadine Smuk. Visitation Sunday, 5 to 9 p.m. at Modell Funeral Home, 7710 S. Cass Ave., Darien, with prayer service 7 p.m. Lying in state Monday, 11 a.m. until time of service 12 noon at St. Joseph Orthodox Church, 412 Crescent St., Wheaton, IL. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Park. In lieu of flowers, donations to American Cancer Society, appreciated. Info. 630-852-3595


Louis J. "Doc" Bianconi, lifelong Steger resident and past village trustee, died Friday, April 14 [2006] at Hines VA Hospital. 1941 graduate of Bloom, Louis enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942 and served with the Marine Raiders. Beloved husband of Rose nee Fredericksen Bianconi; father of Mark (Penny) Bianconi of New York and Gloria (John) Darlington of Ireland; grandfather of Michael, Christy and Melissa Bianconi; great-grandfather of Natalie Bianconi; brother of John (Lucille) Bianconi; brother-in-law of Pauline Fredericksen. Louis was past Commander of the Military Order of Purple Heart, member of Disabled American Veterans, Moose Lodge and Sons of Italy. In addition to serving Steger as trustee, Louis served on the Steger Planning Commission, Forestations Commission and the Community Library Board. He retired from Sears, Roebuck and Co. Visitation Tuesday, April 19 from 2 to 8 PM at Steger Funeral Home, 125 E. Steger Road (34th St.), Steger, IL 60475. Funeral services Wednesday 10 AM at funeral home. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. Donations appreciated to Fallen Heroes Fund, Attn: Contributions, One Intrepid Square, West 46th St. and 12th Ave., New York, NY 10036.


Mr. Biddle, 80, of Jackson, died Jan. 28 [2006] at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Born in Freehold Township, he had lived in the Freehold area all his life before moving to Jackson last year. He had worked at the A&M Karagheusian rug mill in Freehold and later as an electrician for DuPont, Parlin section of Sayreville, until he retired. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, he was a sergeant during World War II in Okinawa. He was also a member of the Reformed Church of Freehold. Mr. Biddle was predeceased by his first wife, Elizabeth, in 1997, as well as a brother, Frank. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Rising Biddle; three sons, Gary of Jackson, Ricky of Freehold and Barry of Freehold Township; two daughters, Christy Uricks of Jackson and Wendy VanEmburgh of McMichaels, Pa.; his mother, Martha of Freehold Township; three brothers, William and Stanley of Freehold, and Richard of Colts Neck; a sister, Mary Goetz of Freehold; and five grandchildren. A funeral service was held at the Reformed Church of Freehold, followed by interment at Old Brick Church Cemetery, Marlboro. Freeman Funeral Home, Freehold, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 801 Broad St., Shrewsbury 07702.


Louis Bieber, [April 29, 2003] age 80, Marine Raider Veteran of WWII, faithful, beloved husband of Helen, nee Weber; loving father of Bill (Pat), Jean (Jeff) Strandholm and the late Diane Bieber; devoted grandfather of Jenny, Cyndi (Josh) Cass, David, Kelly and Danny; dearest cousin of Eva (Martin) Heim; best friend of Nick (Kay) Schleich. Funeral services Friday, 10 a.m. at Skaja Terrace Funeral Home, 7812 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles. Interment Ridgewood Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Info: 847-966-7302


George P. Biehl went to be with his Lord on October 14, 2012.

He was born Oct. 7, 1918, in Oak Park, Ill. He was the third child of six and the last surviving member of that family.

As a child growing up in the Depression, George worked long hours for low pay. He set pins in a bowling alley, worked in an office, and ran a trap line in what is now suburban Chicago.

In his early 20s he worked for Western Electric - the equipment provider for Bell Telephone.

George enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps shortly after Pearl Harbor and saw combat on Guadalcanal and New Georgia.

Later in the war he was stationed in San Diego where he met and married Joy Nelson in 1944. Their marriage lasted more than 60 years.

George's working career was with the Federal Aviation Administration. He retired in 1978 and moved from Chicago to Stanwood in 1992.

After Joy's death George continued to attend Camano Chapel where his life was again blessed.

In September of 2008, at the age of 89, he married Evelyn Pearson. The love and companionship they shared in their Camano Island home for the four years they had together was obvious to all.

George was known for his generosity and the love he had for others. He spent much of his time traveling to visit his children, relatives, and friends. If there was a job that needed doing, he was always willing to pick up a hammer or shovel to help.

He was a tireless correspondent but never learned to use email or a cell phone. His friends all smiled as he bemoaned the fact that others "seemed to not write letters much anymore!"

George is survived by his wife Evelyn; daughter Christyne of Germantown, Tenn.; sons George of Stanwood and John of Rawlins, Wyo.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., November 2, at Camano Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Camano Chapel Building Fund.


NEW BEDFORD — Richard E. Bielefeld, 90, of New Bedford, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford after a period of declining health. He was the husband of the late Dorothy M. (Magoon) Bielefeld.

Born in New Bedford, son of the late Richard G. and the late Theresa (Smith) Bielefeld, he attended New Bedford Vocational High School and then entered the U.S. Marine Corps. Richard served six years in total from 1940-1946 and was honorably discharged as a Platoon Sergeant.

He served in Edson's Raider's and participated in action against the enemy at Tulagi, Guadalcanal, New Georgia and Okinawa and was wounded in action twice for which he received a Purple Heart and one Gold Star.

Richard later worked at the New Bedford Airport for 27 years as a member of the crash crew and field maintenance until his retirement.

He was a life member and Past Commander of the VFW Whaling City Post 3196 and a former member of the St. Hedwig's Senior's.

He is survived by a son, Richard E. Bielefeld, Jr., and his wife, Diane of Dartmouth; two grandchildren, Richard G. Bielefeld and his wife, Samantha of Hull and Kristy Lynn Ward and her fiance, John Camara of New Bedford; four great-grandchildren, twins, Victoria and Morgan Bielefeld, Mayce Bielefeld and Madison Gilberto; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are Wednesday, August 17, 2011, from 9-11 AM in the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County Street, New Bedford with a funeral service at 11:00 AM. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Rural Cemetery, New Bedford.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Veterans Transition House, 20 Willis St., New Bedford, MA 02740.


Thomas Roland Biglin Jr., 78, of Dublin, TX, died Saturday, February 2, 2002.

Graveside services were held on Thursday, February 6, 2002, in Upper Greens Creek Cemetery.

Mr. Biglin was born January 23, 1924, in Nucla, the son of Thomas Roland Biglin Sr. and Marie H. Burfiend. He was married to Kitty Clare Lambrigger on January 12, 1946, in Yuma, AZ. He was retired, and had been the owner of T&K Manufacturing in California. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and the VFW of Colorado and California, and was an active member of the U.S. Marines during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Kitty C. Biglin, of Dublin; a son, Wesley J. Biglin, of Dublin; a daughter, Jeane Marie Starkey of Harbor City, CA; three grandchildren, Brian Biglin of Santa Monica, CA, Bennett Biglin of Lomita, CA, and Trina Biglin of Santa Ana, CA; two great-grandchildren, Shane Biglin and Jocelyn J. Biglin, both of Santa Monica, CA; two nephews and three nieces.

Memorials may be made in memory of Tom Biglin to the U.S. Marine Raider Association, 704 Cooper Court, Arlington, TX 76011.


James A. Bilek, [December 2, 2007] U.S. Marine Corps, WWII Veteran, beloved husband of Lillian, nee Schmitz; loving father of Linda (James) Fatima, Janice Rankin-Bilek, James P., Maryellen (Douglas) Fetzer, Maryjane Muscato, and Robert; fond grandfather of Vernon, Christopher, Michelle, Stephen, Shannon, Jennifer, Tamara, & Courtney; great-grandfather of Joshua, Jeremy, Hannah, and Daniel.

Resting at Cypress Funeral Home, 1698 Bloomingdale Rd. (between North Avenue and Army Trail Road), Glendale Heights on Tuesday from 3 to 9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday, 9 a.m. to St. Matthew Catholic Church.

Mass 10 a.m. Interment private.


Emil U. Bilskemper, 88, of Jacksonville, died Nov. 24, 2004 at Britthaven of Onslow.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps as a master sergeant; was a veteran of World War II serving with the First Marine Raider Battalion and the Korean War serving with the First Marine Regiment, First Battalion.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Bilskemper; and parents, John and Hanna Bilskemper.

Survivors include his daughter, Margaret McCulley of Blairsville, Ga.; brother, Carl Bilskemper of Palmer, Iowa; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home in Jacksonville.


MEXICAN SPRINGS — Funeral services for Wilsie H. Bitsie, 78, will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Gallup. The Rev. Stanley Jim will officiate. Burial will be in Lone Pine Cemetery in Mexican Springs.

Visitation will be held at 7 tonight, May 9, at Rollie Mortuary Memorial Chapel in Gallup.

Bitsie died May 5 [2000] in Gallup. He was born Feb. 22, 1922, in Tohatchi for the Folded Arms People Clan into the Red Running into the Water People Clan.

Bitsie attended school in Naschitti, Rehoboth, Gallup High School and Albuquerque Indian School.

He was one of the first 29 original U.S. Marine Corps "Navajo Code Talkers" during World War II.

He was employed in forestry with the Tohatchi Lookout Station, M.S. Soil Conservation Service, BIA Boarding School, Chilocco Indian School in Oklahoma, Tuba City Navajo Agency Education Employment Assistance Office and Crownpoint Eastern Navajo Agency. He retired after 40 years.

Bitsie participated on boards of the Western Navajo Fair and Rodeo, Crownpoint Fair and Rodeo, Navajo Tribal Fair and Rodeo, Rodeo Board Committee, Mexican Springs All Indian Junior Rodeo Association and Roping Club.

He helped plant by horse and plow, tending to farm animals and herding the family sheep and goats.

Survivors include his sisters, Barbara Bahe, Caroline Becenti, Eleanor Bitsie, Elizabeth Jones and MaeBelle Thomas, all of Mexican Springs; and brothers, Arthur Bitsie of Farmington, Donald Bitsie of Fullerton, Calif., Calvin Bitsie, Peter Bitsie, Walter Bitsie Jr., all of Mexican Springs, and Richard Bitsie of Navajo.

Bitsie was preceded in death by parents, Walter and Freda Bitsie; brother, Henry Bitsie; and sister, Wilhemena Bitsie.

Pallbearers will be Steven C. Becenti, Delbert Bitsie, Floyd Leon Bitsie, Greg Bitsie, Erwin Bitsilly and William Jones Jr.

The family will have relatives and friends at William and Elizabeth Jones' residence.

Rollie Mortuary of Gallup is in charge of the arrangements.


Clarence E. "Bud" Bittler Sr., 92, of Parkway, Schuylkill Haven, died Friday, August 8, 2008, at Rest Haven, Schuylkill Haven, where he had been a patient since June.

Born in Cressona, Aug. 29, 1915, he was a son of the late Edward and Eva Butz Bittler.

He was married to his loving wife, Carolyn Moyer Bittler, for more than 50 years.

Bud was a 1934 graduate of Schuylkill Haven High School. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theater.

He was last employed by the former Alcoa Aluminum, Cressona, retiring in 1972 with 25 years of service.

He was a faithful member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Schuylkill Haven; a life member of Marine Corps League of Minersville and a charter and life member of Auburn VFW; a member of Alcoa 25 Year Club, Schuylkill Haven Senior Citizens, Edson's Raiders of Quantico, Va., in which he formerly served as president, and Chapel of the Four Chaplains of Philadelphia.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, C. Edward Bittler Jr., Belize, Central America; a daughter, Barbara Bittler, Schuylkill Haven; a granddaughter, Melanie Coffin and her husband, Chris, Waco, Texas; two great-granddaughters, Shalley and Faith Coffin.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's UCC, Dock and Main streets, Schuylkill Haven, with the Rev. Janet Lewis officiating. Interment with full military honors will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

The family requests donations be made in his memory to St. John's United Church of Christ Building Fund, 121 E. Main St., P.O. Box 118, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972.

Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home Inc., Schuylkill Haven, is in charge of arrangements.


Bernard, 80, died Saturday, November 9, 2002 at his home after a lengthy illness.

Bernard P. Blackburn was born January 27, 1922 in Cresco, the son of Patrick and Regina Blackburn. He was a United States Marine Veteran serving in the South Pacific.

In 1945 he married Georgia Horejs in Anoka, MN where their nine children were raised. They owned and operated the Blackburn-Horejs Funeral Home in Anoka for many years. In the late 1960s he made a career shift to become a counselor for the chemically dependent and their families. He moved to Eau Claire in 1970 where he met Randee. They were married in May of 1983.

During his 21 years of employment in Eau Claire, Bernie was involved in developing the detoxification unit at Sacred Heart Hospital, managed and provided counseling for the AODA Treatment Unit at the Eau Claire county Hospital, and established the first state certified psychiatric clinic-based AODA program in Wisconsin, for the Northwest Psychiatric Clinic.

He is survived by his wife Randee; first wife Georgia; children: Susan, Sean, Steven, Sarah, Samuel, Sandra, Scott, Seth, and Stanford; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one brother: John.

Bernard was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers: Lowell and Gerald.

Cremation was provided by Prock Funeral Home.

There was no formal memorial ceremony; ashes were scattered over The Memorial Wildflower Garden at his home.


George L. Blackwell, 86, of Canyon died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church in Canyon with Dr. David Lowrie officiating. Private family burial will be in Dreamland Cemetery by Rector Funeral Home, 2800 S. Osage St.

Mr. Blackwell was born Dec. 9, 1923, in Moriarty, N.M. He was raised on a ranch in Santa Fe County. After graduating from Stanley High School, Mr. Blackwell attended business school in Santa Fe, N.M. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1943 and served with the Marine Raiders in the Pacific Theater during World War II. After his honorable discharge from the Marine Corps, Mr. Blackwell met Georgia Holt. They were married on March 11, 1947.

Mr. Blackwell received a bachelor's degree in science and a bachelor's degree in arts from West Texas State University. He purchased a small insurance company from T.S. Stevenson Sr. in 1953, which later became Blackwell and Associates.

One of Mr. Blackwell's greatest joys was serving the Canyon High School senior class at First Baptist Church for more than 30 years. He was the charter president of the Canyon Kiwanis Club and served as lieutenant governor of the 6th District of the Kiwanis in 1967-68.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George T. and Cecil Stephens Blackwell; and a brother, Grant C. Blackwell.

Survivors include his wife; two sisters-in-law, Ann Root and Virginia Cotton; three nieces, Stephanie Dawdy, Vanessa Markham and Celia Winchell; two nephews, Floyd C. Blackwell and Tom Dawdy; two great-nieces; four great-nephews; numerous cousins; as well as three daughters of the heart, Ruby Moultrie, Supasiri Amataykal and Sirisupa Kulthanan.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to First Baptist Church, 1717 Fourth Ave., Canyon, TX 79015; or Attn.: Ava Smith, Talking Boots Program, P.O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711-2927.

Honorary pallbearers will be Floyd Blackwell, Tom Dawdy, Ronnie Hager, Scott Markham, Barrett Winchell and Craig Winchell.


Thomas Marcus “Murk” Blackwell age 88, of Chickamauga, GA went to be with his Savior and family Saturday, May 7, 2011.

He was born on June 5, 1922 in Benton, Polk County, TN to the late August & Ena Wimberley Blackwell.

He moved to Chickamauga, GA, at the age of seven and attended Chickamauga City Schools. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1940 at the age of seventeen and served with the 1st Marine Division in the Pacific through World War II, being with the 1st wave on Guadalcanal in 1942. During the Korean Conflict, he was part of the famous “Frozen Chosen.” He retired from the Corps after more than twenty years of honorable & faithful service to our country in 1960. During his service, he received the following Medals: Good Contact, American Defense, President Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific, American Area, World War II Victory, Korean Service with 3 Stars, UN Service and National Defense. He continued employment at Camp Pendleton, CA as a civil service employee for another nineteen years. He moved back to Chickamauga in 1980 and continued to work until age 82. He had been employed by Shoney’s in Fort Oglethorpe, Granny’s Restaurant in Rock Spring, GA, and last worked as a driver for Walker County Transit Authority. He attended the First Baptist Church of Chickamauga.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings: Diora Howard, John O. Barker, Bonnie Best, Emory Barker, Blanche Boyles and Laverne Hensley.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law: Alexandra & Jonathan Allen of Oceanside, CA, son and daughter-in-law: Emory & Linda Blackwell of Honduras, granddaughters and their spouses: Jennifer & Derek Thomas, Christina & Jesse Weller, Megan Blackwell, great-grandsons: Ryland and Knox Thomas, numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm and Wednesday after 10:00 am until the service. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, May 11, 2011 in the chapel with Dr. Dan Whitaker and Pastor Chris Morgan officiating. Buddy Shields, Hal Shields, Colin Shields, Devin Shields, David Best and Steve Ellison will serve as pallbearers. Burial will follow in Chickamauga Cemetery with Military Honors. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Buddy Shields for his devotion as Murk’s caregiver for the last several years.

Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Homes, Chickamauga, Georgia.


Beaufort, SC - Master Sgt. Raymond Ira Blagg, 84, USMC, Retired, died December 15, 2005, in Summit Place of Beaufort.

Mr. Blagg was born on April 11, 1921 in Calumet, Oklahoma, a son of the late Harrison Ira Blagg and Blanche Ridenour Blagg.

He served with the USMC for over 20 years, was with the 2nd Marine [Raider] Battalion. He was awarded numerous medals including WW II Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Area w/*, American Defense w/*, Korean Service Medal w/*, Navy Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal w/6*. He also retired from Civil Service, where he was a letter carrier for the U.S. Post Office and a meat cutter at the commissary on Parris Island.

He was a 50-year resident of Beaufort, enjoyed fishing and woodworking. He was very proud of the doghouses, dollhouses and birdhouses at "the Lot", Savannah, Hwy, in Shell Point and was a very devoted husband, father and doting grandfather.

He was predeceased by a brother Glenn Blagg and his wife, Vivian B. Blagg. He is survived by two daughter, Mary Lou (Charlies) Brewton of Hardeeville, SC, Ann Blagg (Jim) Lewis of Hopkins, SC; brother, Cameron Arthur Blagg of Walsenberg, CO; two grandchildren, Gregory Harrison Lewis of Columbia, Casey Brewton of Savannah, GA; great-granddaughter, Kelsey Grace Brewton of Savannah, GA. Visitation will be held 3-5 p.m., Sunday, December 18, 2005 at Anderson Funeral Home.

Graveside funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 19, 2005 at Beaufort National Cemetery with full military honors.

Memorials may be made to Beaufort County Animal Shelter, P.O. Drawer 1228 Beaufort, SC. 29901, or to the charity of one's choice. Anderson Funeral Home


Bruce O. Blandford, 84, of St. Cloud, passed away on Sunday, December 16th in St. Cloud. He was born in Corona, NY on February 20, 1923 to Walter Blandford and Evangeline Porter. He moved to St. Cloud in 1957 from Wellington, UT. He was a heavy equipment mechanic. Bruce is survived by sons, Jackie (Lisa), Brent (Mary Lynn) and Buddy, all of St. Cloud, and Eddie (Joni) of West Jordan, UT; daughters, Patsy Danley (Richard) of St. Cloud, Peggy Preece (Don) and Marianne Showalter (Gary), both of Vernal, UT; brother, Jack of Massepequa Park, NY and sister, Muriel of Murrells Inlet, SC; 25 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. The viewing will be held from 6-8PM Thursday, December 27th at Conrad & Thompson Funeral Home. A committal service will be held at 1PM Friday, December 28th at the Florida National Veterans Cemetery, Bushnell. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hospice of the Comforter, 480 W. Central Pkwy, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714. Conrad & Thompson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


PENDLETON, S.C. – Retired Colonel James E. Blessing, 84, died at his home on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000.

He was born on Nov. 12, 1916 in Scott County, Va., the son of the late John and Ethel Taylor Blessing.

Col. Blessing was a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Dairy Science. He helped set up the famous blue cheese production in Stump House Mt.

He was affectionately known as "The Colonel" around the Clemson area. He played on the 1939 Cotton Bowl team.

After graduation he served his country as a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Marine Corps. As a member of the Edson's Raiders he fought at the battle of Guadalcanal. After being wounded in Sept. 1942, he was evacuated to a Navy hospital. In December he was ordered to Guam as a Co-Commander with the Second Engineering Battalion for their operations and landing on Iwo Jima. After completing that operation, he returned to Guam and was sent to occupy southern Japan at Sasebo.

Col. Blessing was awarded the Purple Heart, the Presidential Unit Citation with three stars, the Navy Citation with two stars, the American Defense Medal, the Pacific Campaign Medal with four stars, the Occupation Medal, and the American Campaign Ribbon.

Col. Blessing was a retired consultant with Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.

He was an active member of numerous civic organizations and served on the advisory board of the Boy Scouts.

Col. Blessing was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Kingsport and was presently serving as elder at Pendleton Presbyterian Church.

Col. Blessing was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Dorothy Walker Blessing.

Surviving are daughters, Suzan B. Simmons, Seneca, S.C., Terry B. Cheatham and husband, Sam, Lexington, S.C., Mary B. Orton, Laurens, S.C., Sarah B. Burns and husband, Gary, Pendleton, S.C.; grandchildren, Rachel and B.J. Orton, Leigh and Will Cheatham, Matthew and Cameron Burns, Johnathan Simmons and wife, Natalia, and Lauren Simmons; one sister, Frances B. Reed, Kingsport; three brothers, Hugh Blessing, Collinsville, Va., A.L. Blessing, Blountville and Gordon Blessing, Kingsport.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Pendleton United Methodist Church in South Carolina with visitation following the service.

A military graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.

The family will receive friends at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown, immediately following the graveside service at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Pendleton Presbyterian Church, Pendleton United Methodist Church, or the 1939 Cotton Bowl Team Scholarship Fund.


GALVESTON — Raymond Alexis Bockelman, 87, of Galveston, passed away Friday, December 3, 2010.

The family will receive visitors from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 7th, at St. Patrick Catholic Church. The funeral mass will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the church, followed by burial at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Raymond was born June 25, 1923, in Galveston to Adolph Julian Bockelman and Benita Ann Landry. He graduated from Ball High School in 1941, and joined the U.S. Marine Corps, where he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. Raymond served in both World War II and the Korean Conflict. In 1946, he married Pansy McLendon, with whom he had two children, Sylvia and John. He then began working at Suderman & Young Towing Company, Inc., where he held the offices of Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. After 42 years of service, he retired in 1987. He later married Muriel Estella Bockelman. Following the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in 2008, he resided at The Forum in The Woodlands, Texas.

Raymond was active in the Propeller Club, the Kiwanis Club, the Chamber of Commerce, the Galveston Wharves Board & Appeals, and various other civic activities. He also won the Maritime Man of the Year, Admiral – Texas Navy award.

He is survived by his wife, Muriel Estella Bockelman; daughter, Sylvia Quinn; son, John Bockelman and wife, Debby; step daughter, Jackie O’Beirne Martini and husband, Tom Dunegan; grandchildren, Kyle and Nicholas Bockelman; step grandchildren, Michael Martini and wife, Jennifer, John Martini, and Tracy Thornton; and nephews, Wayne and Dennis Byrd.

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By his wife, Marcia Boles.

Carl was born in 1925 in Santa Ana, Ca. He was the oldest of 3 boys. His brother Robert was born in 1927 and Jimmy was born in 1929. They grew up in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles and attended John Marshall High.

Let me begin with a humorous story about how Carl joined the Marines. As a young boy with no money...he would sneak into the Movie Theatre. Not to see the movie. He wanted to see the newsreels. He was very upset over the war in Europe and angry about Germany's invasion of Poland and Czechoslovakia. When Carl was 16, he decided he wanted to join the Marine Corp. (Only problem was you couldn't join the Marines until 17, with parents' permission) but he was determined to become a Marine.

In the 1940's the Post office was also the recruitment center with separate rooms for Army, Navy and Marines. In December 1942, Carl took his birth certificate and headed for the post office to enlist. He knew if he was asked to show the birth certificate...he couldn't become a Marine. As he passed through the Post office, he spotted a pen and ink well. Carl dipped the pen in the ink and...oops...a drop of ink fell right on the year on the birth certificate.

After careful inspection...Carl decided it looked very obvious and would never pass approval. Still determined, he marched into the recruitment office and filled out an enlistment form.

He was then sent to the next room for a physical. Having passed the physical, the Corpsman ask to see his birth certificate and "Ditty bag." Carl replied he hadn't brought them with him. He was told to return with the certificate and "Ditty bag" as he would then be leaving immediately for Boot camp in San Diego.

Still determined to become a Marine, Carl returned a few days later. The Recruiting officer looked through the paperwork and said he needed to see the birth certificate, since it was the only thing not checked off the paperwork. With a puzzled look, Carl said, "Sir, I showed my birth certificate the other day. I do not have it with me now." The Corpsman was a little suspicious and replied, "Well then, who did you show it to?"

Carl looked around the room and picked out a guy the most distance away. He pointed and said "I think that was the Marine I showed it to." The Recruiter yelled across the room, "Hey Joe, did you see this kid's birth certificate the other Day?" Joe turned and stared Carl right in the eyes. Carl didn't flinch and stared right back. The starring contest lasted a long time and Joe finally said... "yeah, I saw it." Carl felt both recruiters knew it was a lie, but he felt because he didn't back down...he apparently passed the test. So, 8:00 P.M. that night, he was on a bus heading for San Diego. Carl started Boot camp in San Diego in December 1942. Boot camp lasted 4 months. He graduated from Boot Camp in 1943. He was honorably discharged in 1945 after the war.

On Graduation day in San Diego, Carl graduated with 1,800 Marines. Just after the ceremony, a Marine Officer stepped up on the platform. He said they were looking for a few volunteers for a "Commando type" unit called the Raiders. The Marine officer asked for any Marines that were interested, please step forward. 73 Marines volunteered, but only 22 were accepted. Carl was one of the 22. He was personally interviewed and accepted to become a Marine Raider by Jimmy Roosevelt. (Son of the President.) Carl was in the 2nd Marine Raider Bn. under the leadership of Evan Carlson. Hence, the 2nd Bn. was known as the "Carlson Raiders." It was later under the command of Lt. Col. Alan Shapley.

Special Ops training was done at Camp Elliot in San Diego, New Caledonia, New Herbrides and various other small Islands in the Pacific. Bougainville was his first big battle. Carl was in the machine gun squad. He was injured on Bougainville in the line of duty during a supply run. He was hit in the head by shrapnel. He did not request a purple heart. Raider's felt they were not entitled to a purple heart unless they were severely injured, permanently maimed or killed. They felt they were just doing their job.

Carl also saved the life of a fellow Marine Raider. Their unit was hit and when the fight was over...only Carl, the Sergeant and Monte Lawrence were still standing. Monte was wounded. Carl threw Monte over his shoulder and carried him down the trail to Safety.

Carl was also on Guadalcanal, Guam, and several smaller Islands in between. In 1944 the Raiders were disbanded and Carl became part of the 4th Marine Regiment, 6th Marine Division. He served his Country from 1942 until the war ended in 1945. Later he also enlisted in the Korean war and trained troops being sent over seas. Due to family hardship, he was unable to complete his full term of duty.

In 1945 Carl had just gotten out of the Marine Corp of WW 2. He and his pals hung out at Santa Monica Beach. (The Govt. paid Veterans that did not wish to attend school and didn't have a job $20.00 per week for 52 weeks. (Known as the 52/20 plan.)

One particular day at the beach, Carl was talking to a group of guys. A friend (Carl doesn't remember his name) mentioned he had just gotten a job working for the Studios.

Carl asked, "Doing what?" The guy answered, "As an electrician." He asked Carl if he'd be interested in working at the Studios, but Carl said he didn't know anything about electricity. The guy told Carl not to worry. Everything was color coded. They exchanged telephone numbers and a few days later Carl got a telephone call from General Service Studios. Carl's first day of work (as a permit) was November 11, 1945. He worked as a permit until September 9, 1946 when he finally became a member of Local 728.

There was never a day that Carl didn't enjoy going to work. One of the earlier shows Carl worked on was the Matinee series called "Hopalong Cassidy" with William Boyd.

The almost complete list of credits can be found on IMDB.

Carl was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis in 2005 and although no longer was able to work, there was never a day that he didn't wish he was at the Studios waiting for the next set up. He missed the work, he missed the crew, he missed the "Fun" and "Joy" that being in the Motion Picture Business brought to him.

Carl's first marriage was in October, 1946. They had one child. A son Dale in 1947. Carl divorced and his 2nd marriage was to Marcia Glosup AKA Marcia Myles. Marcia worked as a stand-in and occasional stunt double. They met on the set of "Apples Way," a TV sit-com in the 1970s. Carl became step-father to Marcia's 4 year old son Charles Glosup. Charles followed in Carl's footsteps as he is now a Gaffer for the Studios.

Carl called it "a wrap" and left us on February 10th, 2008.


William Floyd Bontadelli, 85, passed away Saturday, Oct, 6, 2007, at the Gardens Care Center in Kingman, AZ. He was born January 21, 1922, in Tres Pinos, Ca. to Peter and Marie Bontadelli. He is preceded in death by brothers, Fred, Ken, Don and sister, Martha. His beloved wife Dolores of 50 years died in 1999. Bill joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1941 and proudly served as a Marine Raider in the Pacific Theater until his Honorable Discharge in 1946. He settled in the California Salinas Valley. He worked in the farming community and oil field industry till 1960 when he moved the family to Fremont, working as a drill rig operator and was an active member of Operating Engineers. In recent years he was a member of the Golden Valley VFW and the Marine Corp League of Kingman and was just recently inducted in the U.S. Marine Devil Dogs. He was an active resident of the Garden Care Center in Kingman, Arizona. His contributions included organizing the retirement of the old flags at the center and he was involved in expanding veterans’ activities. He is survived by his daughter Kathleen Garza and her husband Manuel, his son William Edmond Bontadelli and his wife Deb. He is also survived by his grandchildren and their families, Jessica Keeth & her husband Gregg, William Jeremy Bontadelli, John Michael Quinne and his wife Jennifer, Heather Quinne, Yvonne Garza, Tammy and Barry Rice and his wife Pam. He also leaves behind 5 great-grandchildren, Wanda, Ian, Jon, William & Gillian Keeth. He also left behind many nieces and nephews. Services are Oct 19, at the San Joaquin Valley Veterans National Cemetery 11AM. In lieu of flowers please send donations to: U.S. Marine Raider Association, General Fund, 704 Cooper Court, Arlington, TX 76011-5550


Angelo Borne, 74, of Finleyville, died Sunday, April 13, 1997, in Jefferson Hospital, South Hills Health System.

He was born October 28, 1922, in Monongahela, a son of Samuel and Antonette Garla Buono.

Mr. Borne had worked as a corrections officer for Washington County, served as deputy game warden for the Pa. Game Commission for 42 years, and continued to serve as an instructor for hunter safety classes.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Asian-Pacific Theater of Operation in World War II.

Mr. Borne was a member and past commander of VFW Post 1409 of Monongahela, past commander of VFW District 24, a member of American Legion Post 302 of Monongahela, vice president of Finleyville Community Center, a member of Finleyville Goldenagers, Mon Valley Leathernecks and Peters Creek Historical Society.

He was Catholic.

Survivors are four sons, James A. of Belle Vernon, Michael of Finleyville, Raymond of McMurray and Robert at home; two daughters, Bobbie Sue Borne of Pittsburgh, and Susan Ianno of McMurray; three brothers, James Buono, Patsy Buono, both of Monongahela, and Michael Buono of Mt. Morris; a sister, Frances MacDowell of Anchorage, Alaska; and eight grandchildren.

Also surviving is Mary Sacco, of Finleyville, with whom he made his home.

Deceased are his wife, Suedel Rhoades Borne, who died June 29, 1992; a brother and a sister.


WORCESTER Henry J. Borowy, 85, of Worcester, died peacefully Tuesday, January 13, 2009 in his sleep surrounded by his loving family. His wife of 51 years, Shirley A. (Mulrain) Borowy died in May 2007.

He leaves two sons, Joseph A. Borowy, Sr., and his wife Mary of Auburn and Peter J. Borowy and his wife Kim of Brooklyn, Ct., two daughters, Mary Chaparro of Worcester and Elizabeth Eisnor and her husband David of Worcester; a brother, Thaddeus J. Borowy of Worcester; a sister, Jane C. Sliwoski of Charlton; eight grandchildren, Jaime, Jeremy, Joseph, Paul, Joshua, Rosemary, Caitlin and Rose, eight great-grandchildren, Zachary, Jacob, Jeffrey, Damian, Hailey, Anthony, Kayla and Riley and many nephews, nieces and cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters, Michael P. and Chester J. Borowy and Stasia L. Lysiak and Maryanna Sot. He was born in Worcester, a son of Stanislaw and Josephine (Podolak) Borowy and lived here all his life.

Mr. Borowy was a mold maker 30 years for Crompton & Knowles Co., Worcester. After Crompton & Knowles closed he worked at Worcester Polytechnic Institute for 10 years and then retired.

He was a veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Marine Corps Raider Battalion. He was a rifle marksman and pistol sharpshooter and was awarded the Honorable Service and USMC Lapel Button. He served in the Pacific and participated in action against the enemy at Gaudalcanal. Henry was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, the Polish Naturalization and Independent Club, Southworks Post 3657 Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a life member of Knights of Columbus, Alhambra Council 88.

The funeral will be held on Saturday January 17 from Henry-Dirsa Funeral Home, 33 Ward St, with a Mass at 10:30 am in Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 34 Ward St. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Calling hours in the funeral home are Friday, January 16 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Massachusetts Veterans Shelter, 69 Grove St, Worcester, Ma, 01605.


CORTLAND — Francis W. Boseley, 87, Cortland, died Sunday, June 1, 2008, of injuries sustained from an auto accident on Route 14 in Streetsboro.

He was born Aug. 10, in Greene Township, the son of Otha D. and Mertie Curry Boseley.

He managed the Southington Park Estates and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

Mr. Boseley was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church in Harriman, Tenn.

Survivors include his son, David Boseley of East Jordan, Mich.; daughters, Carlyn Walton of Cape Coral, Fla., and Wanda Stewart of Fowler; two brothers, Marvin Boseley of Kissimmie, Fla., and Carl Boseley of Harriman, Tenn.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Francis was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Rayle Boseley, a sister and two brothers.

Memorial graveside and military services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Meadow Brook Memorial Park.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Carl W. Hall Funeral Home.


Major Oscar A. Bosma, 52, United States Marine Corps and a native of New Holstein, died at U.S. Naval Hospital, St. Alban's, Long Island, N.Y., Thursday afternoon [October 27, 1960] following a long illness.

He was born May 29, 1908, in New Holstein, the son of Mrs. Henry Dishaw, 2109 Broadway, New Holstein, and the late E.J. Bosma. He attended public elementary and high school in New Holstein, graduating in 1926.

He joined the Marine Corps in January, 1932, at the age of 23 and spent all his adult life in military service. Prior to World War II he was stationed at the U.S. embassy in Peiping, China, for seven and a half years.

He returned to this country in 1941 to join the famous Carlson's Raiders which fought at Guadalcanal and in several other battles during the war. He received a presidential citation for meritorious conduct during World War II.

Following the war he was reassigned to China as a liaison officer because of his ability to speak several dialects of Chinese. When the Korean War began he was sent there and later was a warded a medal for valor for conduct in that war.

In 1957 he was assigned to a Marine base in Albany, Ga., where he remained until his illness.

He was married to Mrs. Verlyne Cox at Yuma, Ariz., in November, 1944.

In addition to his mother and wife, he is survived by two step-daughters, Mrs. William (Darlene) Shipman of Cairo, N.Y., and Mrs. John (Judith) Fant of Honolulu, Hawaii; six grandchildren; three brothers, John of New Holstein, Verdon of Mobile, Ala., and Duane of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sisters, Miss Mildred Bosma of Odessa, Wash., and Mrs. Edgar Greve in rural Kiel.

His body will be returned to the Erbe-Hoffmann Funeral Home in New Holstein.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Masonic services for Marine Major Oscar A. Bosma, 52, were conducted Monday [October 31, 1960]

by members of New Holstein Lodge 172. The Rev. Charles A. Koch of St. John's United Church of Christ in New Holstein gave the opening service at the Erbe-Hoffmann Funeral Home.

At New Holstein City Cemetery, members of New Holstein American Legion Post 124 conducted military rites.

Pallbearers were Kingsley Hollenbeck, Rubin Kuehl, Arthur Weber, Leslie Blumberg, Theodore Boockmeier and Clark Gruner.


WEST SPRINGFIELD - James Donald Boudreau, 90, of Elm Street died Friday [June 11, 2010] at home surrounded by his family. He was born in East Boston on Dec. 17th, 1919 to the late Charlotte (LeBlanc) and Eugene Boudreau. He spent his youth in Nova Scotia and later moved back to Boston where he graduated from Cambridge Ridge and Latin High School. He has lived most of his life in this area. He was a WW II U.S. Marine Veteran serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theatres as a radio operator. He was a radio operator in the 1st Marine Raiders, a battalion that saw a great deal of action and they later received a Presidential Unit Citation. He personally participated in the Guadacanal-Tulagi landing, capture, and defense. He saw action against the enemy on New Georgia, Iwo Jima and participated in the occupation of Japan. He was highly decorated and the recipient of 2 Purple Hearts. He worked as a sheet metal worker for over 25 yrs. at Pratt and Whitney in East Hartford, CT. He retired in 1973. He was formerly a communicant of St. Thomas Church. He was a member of the American Legion and was a member of the 5th Marine Division Association. James was an avid Red Sox fan. He was noted for his green thumb and was a gardening enthusiast. He was the loving husband of 66 yrs. to Barbara V. (Yates) Boudreau, beloved father of Janice E. Boudreau and her husband Richard Dombek of Belchertown and Nancy J. Carney and her husband John of Feeding Hills, devoted grandfather of Sarah and Kaitlyn Lak and Michael, Bryan, and Lisa Carney, caring uncle of David Boudreau. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his brother Harry Boudreau and his nephew Donald Boudreau. The funeral will be Tues. 9 AM at the Toomey-O’Brien Funeral Home, 1043 Westfield St., West Springfield, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 AM at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. Burial at 11 AM at the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery in Agawam. Calling hours are Mon. 4-7 PM. In lieu of flowers donations in James' memory may be made to Mercy Hospice, 1236 Main St., Holyoke, MA 01040 or to the American Cancer Society, 59 Bobala Road, Holyoke, MA 01040.


Jonesboro-James (Jim) Allen Bowen, Jr. was welcomed by his Savior Jesus Christ while surrounded by his family at his home in Jonesboro on Friday, August 5, 2011. He was born on June 16, 1924 in Jonesboro.

Jim graduated from Jonesboro High School. He was a retired RFD Mail Carrier who had worked at the United States Postal Service. He was a corporal in the U.S. Marines Corps of WWII serving his country as a Marine Raider.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores Jean (Cook) Bowen and parents James Allen, Sr., and Esther M. Bowen.

He is survived by his children, Richard Edward and his wife Alicia Bowen of Yelm, Washington; Steve Bowen of the home; and Charlotte Bowen of Texarkana, TX; grandchildren are Leslie S. Bowen, Katherine and Joseph DeJuliannie, Jason and Tiffany Bowen of Texarkana, TX, Walter and Purnima Bowen of Jonesboro; great grandchildren are James A. and Nichole Bowen, Heather and Brandon DeJuliannie (USMC), Sam and CJ (Charlotte Jean) Bowen.

His life is reflected in Psalm 119:114 "You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your Word." He lived his life as a godly example for his family to follow. He has run the race, "And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith" (Hebrews 12:1-2) and he will hear "Well done, good and faithful servant!" (Matthew 25:23).

Friends and family are invited to the visitation on Sunday, August 7 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and also attend a celebration service of his life on Sunday, August 7, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Gregg Funeral Home.

A private graveside service will be held on Monday.

Lasting memorials should be made to: Lottie Moon Offering, c/o Central Baptist Church International Mission Board; Jonesboro.


Military rites for Marine Pvt., Kenneth S. Bowers of Nazareth R. D. 3, will be held Saturday in Nazareth by members of the Pvt. Kenneth S. Bowers Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Harold Knecht Post 415, American Legion Nazareth.

Pvt. Bowers who was killed at Tulagi, Aug. 7, 1942, was the first serviceman from the Nazareth area to lose his life in World War II. The V. F. W. Post is named in his honor.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. at the Schmidt Mortuary, Nazareth, with the Rev. H. C. Snyder, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in the Belfast Union Cemetery.

The body of Pvt. Bowers arrived in Bethlehem Monday, escorted by S/Sgt. Nicholas Kometic.

He was born in Stockertown, May 3, 1921, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bowers. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in Allentown, Feb. 13, 1942. Prior to his enlistment he was employed as a painter by his uncle, Horace E. Bowers, in Belfast. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his parents, of Nazareth R. D. 3; two brothers, Earl and Stanley, both of Nazareth R. D. 3; six sisters, Miss Shirley Bowers of Nazareth R. D. 3; Miss Betty Bowers and Mrs. Caroline Betz both of Nazareth; Mrs. Arthur Metz and Mrs. Claude Baltz both of Easton R. D. 2, and Mrs. Furman Simms of Phillipsburg, and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Simon Bowers, of Nazareth R. D. 3.


Services for Charles M. Boyle, 54, of 1700 Broadbridge Avenue, Stratford, a retired Marine Corps master sergeant who died Friday [January 20, 1967], will take place Monday at 8:15 a.m. in the in the Gregory F. Doyle Funeral Home, 291 Bridgeport Avenue, Devon, and at 9 o'clock in Holy Name of Jesus Church with a solemn high requiem Mass. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Mr. Boyle was born in Park Place, Oregon and had lived in Stratford the past two years. He was a veteran of 23 years’ service in the Marine Corps and served with Carlson's Raiders of the Second Marine Division in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He held the Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts and two Presidential citations. He was employed at the Schick Safety Razor Company, Milford, at the time of his death.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Joan Matasik-Boyle; two daughters, Miss Donna M. Boyle and Miss Sheila A. Boyle, both of Stratford; and his mother, Mrs. Jack Nowlin of Ophir, Oregon.


Stanley J. Bozyk, [January 13, 2008] Veteran of WWII, U.S. Marine Corps, beloved husband of Ruth and the late Irene; loving father of Mary Ellen (John) Blitch, James (Katherine) Bozyk, William (Karen Huffman) Bozyk, Catherine (Raymond) Schick, Janet (Frank) Gallina, Mary Ann (Edward) Louward, Gerald (Carol) Miller and Robert (Sue) Miller; dearest grandfather of 18; great-grandfather of nine; cherished brother of the late Adam Bozyk, Eva Joseephitis, Anna Rudack, John Bozyk, Helen Mandredini, and Alex Bozyk; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services, Wednesday fromHann Funeral Home, 8230 S. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview, to St. Patricia Church, Mass time pending.

Interment Resurrection Cemetery.


Mr. Richard Reid Bradley, 88, of Villa Rica, Georgia went home to be with the Lord Saturday, February 2, 2008 at Wellstar Douglas Hospital. He was born November 28, 1919 in Peckville, Pennsylvania the son of the late Mr. Herbert Bradley and the late Mrs. Isabelle Bradley. Mr. Bradley proudly served as a U.S. Marine Raider during World War II and was honored with the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He worked in the sales and service department for Remington Rand. He is survived by his beloved wife, Leadeth Irene Vile Bradley of Villa Rica; daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Finn Tornquist of New Jersey; sons and daughters-in-law, Glenn and Marilyn Bradley of Douglasville and Lawrence and Cathy Bradley of Dallas, Texas; sister, Nancy Lindsey of Pennsylvania. He leaves 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren who loved interacting with their "Bompa." Funeral Services will be conducted Monday, February 4, 2008 at 1:00 PM from the Douglas Chapel of Jones-Wynn Funeral Home with Pastor Mike McDaniel officiating. Interment will be Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 11:00 AM at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia. The family will receive friends at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home, Douglas Chapel, Monday, February 4, 2008 from 12 Noon until the funeral hour. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home, Douglas Chapel is serving the Bradley Family.


Lyle D. Brandt, passed away peacefully at age 90 1/2 years old on Sept. 14, 2012 surrounded by loving family. He was born March 23, 1922 at Gate, Wash., to C.E. (Dave) Brandt and Mae Church Brandt.

Lyle enlisted in U.S. Marines in 1942, serving in various campaigns in the Pacific as a Marine Raider. He received injuries including the loss of both legs, on Okinawa.

Lyle married his devoted wife of 66 1/2 years, Bernice (Bea) Schey, on Jan. 1, 1946, after loving her since their teen years.

After Military Service, Lyle was an employee of the Washington State Patrol in the Chehalis office. Upon retirement, the family lived in their present home on Phillips Lake near Shelton, Wash.

Lyle is survived by his loving wife, Bea at the family home, son, Marvin (Sharky) and wife Karen, daughter, Jean and husband Jim Brett, daughter, Sharon and husband, Tom Roof, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, his sister, Dorothy Brandt Martin of Centralia and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lyle was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Cal, Alvin, Marvin, Virgil, Ken and Doug, and sisters, Vera Hill, Grace Brandt and Irene Krenz.

The family will celebrate Lyle’s life at a gathering at home on Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Remembrances may be donations to a charity of your choice.


Maurice D. Bratt, 2/3/1925 - 1/5/2012 Beloved husband, father, grand and great-grandfather died peacefully at his home. Mauri was a Marine Raider in the Pacific during WW II. Born in upstate NY, he met his wife, Lita, while she attended Cornell. After the war, they moved to Dallas where Mauri graduated from SMU. He moved his family to Tucson in 1966. Here, he was active in St. Francis in the Foothills, singing tenor in the choir and co-founding Thanksgiving meals for the homeless. He was also active in the Pima County Interfaith Council. He is survived by many family members and friends. Please join us and share your memories of Mauri at a celebration in his honor on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 3303 N. Bear Canyon Rd. beginning at 1:00 p.m.


Hansen 'Bob' Breland died at Lakeview Regional Hospital on Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 2:41 pm. He was 80 years old. Beloved husband of the late Irene Bourgeois Breland. Father of Robert H. Breland, Cathy Lemay Willard and the late Lynn and Wayne Breland. Brother of Virginia Nell White, Celenia Reid, Julia Reid, Jabus, Parley and William Breland and the late Irving and Burnis Breland. Also survived by 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Relatives, friends of the family and members of American Legion Post #16 and VFW Post #872 are invited to attend the funeral service from the Jefferson Chapel of Tharp Sontheimer Tharp Funeral Home 16 N. Causeway Blvd. at 43rd Street, Metairie, La. on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at 12: o'clock noon. Interment In Garden Of Memories. Vistation on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 from 9:00 am until 12:00 PM. For information call 835-2341.


George Brennen was born in Twin Falls Idaho on 7-28-1925 and he passed on 4-12-2010.

During World War II at the age of 17 George enlisted in the Marine Corps. He was a member of the 4th Raider Battalion and saw action in the Solomon Islands, Emirau Island, St Mathias Group, Guam (where he was wounded in action), Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands and then the occupation of Japan.

Since that time George has led a very busy life. In 1968 George and his wife Lorraine moved to Alaska where he worked as an executive for the Boy Scouts of America. In 1979 they made the move to Hawaii and George has helped in the community since that time.

He was a board member of Leilani Community Assoc. for 13 years, and the treasurer for twelve. He was an usher greeter at the Church of the Holy Apostles. He had been a member of the Seniors of Paradise since 1982 and also the senior art group of Paradise Painters. George has been a life member of VFW Post 3830 since 1985 and had held several positions including the position of chaplain since 1998. He was also an active member in several other organizations including the Military Order of the Purple Heart, The Disabled American Veterans Post #9, the U.S. Marine Raider Assoc. and the 6th Marine Division Assoc.

After George’s wife died of cancer in 2001 he became a volunteer at the Hospice of Hilo and was named outstanding volunteer in 2003. He also volunteered and did visitation at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center.

Even though he was slowed somewhat by his wheel chair George still was active as our Chaplain and helped with our Buddy Poppy Drive where all the proceeds go to relief efforts.

George’s motto was "Don’t put off telling people how much they mean to you. Live every day as if it’s your last."

George’s ideals and service embody what the VFW is all about. Thank You George for all that you have done, you will truly be missed by all. Semper Fi.


Anchorage resident Hubert J. Brewington, 66, owner of Customs Display Designs Inc., died Feb. 2 [1990] at home. A visitation was held at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 8th and E St. A funeral was held at the Maplewood Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Bishop Richard L. Clarke officiating.

Mr. Brewington was born Dec. 29, 1923 in Muncie, IN. He came to Alaska in August 1959 and in 1961 established Custom Designs Displays Inc. which he owned since that time. He served with the Marine Corps Raiders, First Battalion and the Fourth Marine Regiment of the Sixth Marine Division during WW II, seeing action in the battles of Guam, Okinawa and the Marianas Islands before being wounded in the fighting on the Ryukyu Islands. He later served in the occupation of Japan. Mr. Brewington was an honorary member of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, a member of the Anchorage Lodge No. 221, Anchorage Scottish Rite, the York Rite and the AI Aska Shirne. He enjoyed fishing on the Kenai River. He was preceded in death by his son, Jon, in 1980, and his brother, William, in 1988.

Mr. Brewington is survived by his wife, Peggy, of Anchorage; his daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Richard Taylor, of Anchorage; his sons, Gregory, of Cocoa Beach, FL, and Ross, of Anchorage; his sister-in-law Jacqueline Roberts, of Anchorage; his nephew, William Jr. and wife, Kimberly, of Anchorage; his nieces and their husbands, Nancy and Ken Bearman, and Beth and Miles Schlosberg, of Anchorage; his great-niece Marisa Bearman, of Anchorage; his great-nephews, Blaine Bearman, Aaron Schlosberg and Evan Schlosberg, all of Anchorage; his granddaughters, Kelly Anne and Kristen Taylor, of Anchorage; his aunt, Hazel Wilson, of Muncie; and his uncle and his uncle's wife, Robert and Val, of Davis, CA. Pallbearers were Ronald Taylor, Dick Bush, Fred Robinette, and his sons, Geoffrey, Ross and William Jr. Mr. Brewington is buried next to his son Jon.


Raymond Teague Bridges, born Jan. 18, 1925, in Kerman, Calif., died Nov. 16, 2008, at the Hospice Center in Loveland, at 83 years of age.

Ray was raised in French Camp, Calif., graduated from Manteca Union High School in May 1942, and joined the U.S. Marine Corps on Jan. 30, 1943. Ray served in the 3rd Marine Raider Bn., "M" Company, and later in the 4th Marines. He participated, in part, in operations on Bougainville, Emirau, Guam and Okinawa, and was discharged from the Marines in December 1945. He will always be our hero.

After the war, Ray attended San Jose State University where he met Billie Jean Hall, his wife of 59 years. Ray and Billie were married on Feb. 19, 1949 and lived in San Jose, Calif., until their move to South Lake Tahoe, Calif. in 1991 after their retirement.

Ray enjoyed a 40-year career in the tire industry in San Jose, operating Statewide Tires and Odd-Ball Tires. He raised six children, and supported and influenced so many others during his career and residence in San Jose. A typical holiday dinner at the Bridges' house averaged anywhere from 30 to 40 people, including Vietnam vets, people without families, travelers, family, friends, friends of friends, and neighbors. Many people stayed at the Bridges' house for extended stays, sometimes up to a year, with no expectations.

Upon his arrival in South Lake Tahoe, Ray helped form a chapter of the VFW with friends and fellow vets Gene Ross, Bill Kerr, Al Taylor, Hal Leuthard, Hans Rosevold and others. Billie and Ray traveled extensively throughout the United States and around the world after their retirement, enjoying countries, cities and sites like the Great Wall of China, Sydney Harbour, Tasmania, Monte Carlo, the French Riviera, Dresden, Nice, Austria, Japan and Alaska. Ray was a member of the South Lake Tahoe Elks Club and helped Billie in her many volunteer activities with the non-profit organization O.P.E.N. and the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center.

Ray and Billie moved to Loveland, in 2003. They continued to enjoy traveling, visiting family and friends in Kentucky, Idaho, Nevada and California. They accompanied their daughter, Candace and husband, Pat on airstream rallies in Creede and Yuma, and visited many other Colorado towns and cities. Ray loved to roam. In his last years, he enjoyed landscaping, creating a pond and backyard haven for birds and squirrels.

For the past 30 years, Ray attended many Marine Raider Reunions throughout the country, maintaining relationships formed during the war, and forming new relationships every year. He attended the national convention in Nashville, Tenn., in 2006 with his wife and grandson Luke, also a Marine, and most recently attended the Raider Reunion in Sparks, Nevada in May 2008.

Ray loved the mountains and scenery wherever he traveled or lived. He enjoyed meeting new people and spending time with them during his travels. He opened his heart and his home to all, with no exceptions. He was a story-teller, an avid reader, loved history, did not hesitate to express his opinions, and will always be remembered for his generosity, patience, mentoring, and especially his infectious grin.

Ray is survived by his wife, Billie; their children, Raejean Bridges-Avalos of Misawa, Japan, Candace and husband, Pat Phippen of Fort Collins, Lynn Bridges of Rabat, Morocco, Carolyn Mountain of San Jose, Calif., Nanette and husband, Jim Harris of Sun Valley, Nev., and Craig Bridges of Campbell, Calif.; his grandchildren, Jacob, Ben, Jennifer, Kelley, Spencer, Stephanie, Calvin and Luke, wife Whitney and great-grandchild, Ray. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Viola, and his sister, Charlene.

The family will hold a memorial service in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. in July, 2009.

Memorial contributions can be made to Pathways Hospice, 305 Carpenter Road, Fort Collins, Colorado 80525, (or your local hospice), or to the U.S. Marine Raider Association, attention Jack Dornan, 704 Cooper Court, Arlington, Texas 76011-5550. Family and friends may send condolences to the family at Resthaven, 8426 S. Highway 287, Fort Collins, Colorado 80525.


Joseph Cecil Brissette, of Springvale, Maine, passed away at his home in the care of his loving wife, Carolyn (Sirisky) on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, one month shy of 92 years.

A true patriot and a lifelong Democrat, Joe was born Feb. 22, 1920, in Bath, Maine. Joe spent his childhood on the family potato farm in Caribou, Maine. On Monday, Dec. 8, 1941, he proudly joined the U.S. Marines to serve in World War II. He served under Colonel Edson as a 1st Marine Raider in the South Pacific until 1945. He received a Purple Heart and a medical discharge for his injuries. After discharge, he moved to California and started his family. He was a motorcycle sergeant for the Piedmont, Calif., police. He returned to Hartford and started his career in carpentry. He proudly belonged to Carpenters Local 43 for 60 years and held a lifetime membership. He married Carolyn, his cherished wife and loving caregiver, 40 years ago. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunting, camping, fishing, and boating. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. A gifted storyteller, young and old alike waited to hear his stories. He would entertain everyone for hours. He was a skilled cribbage player until the end. He was at his best when any of his grandchildren were around. He thought the world of them and would never tire of recounting stories about them.

He is predeceased by his parents, Eleanor and Benjamin of Auburn, Maine; brother, Benjamin Jr. He was also predeceased by his firstborn son, Joseph (Skipper) and stepdaughter, Linda. He is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn; sister-in-law, Alice; five children, Mariella (Glenn), Tolland, Marcia (Ken), Woodbury, Minn., Jeff (Linda), Coventry, Martina (Martin), Vernon, Margareta, Tolland; stepdaughter, Liz; and stepson, Eddie. Joe is also survived by 15 adoring grandchildren and nine precious great-grandchildren.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the visiting nurses for their care and support.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Parish, Notre Dame Church in Springvale. Burial with military honors will follow at the Southern Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Springvale.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home, 580 Main St., Springvale.


John C. “Jake” Broderick, a highly decorated World War II veteran who became a Washington-based executive with the Leo A. Daly Co., an international architectural engineering firm, died Sept. 5 [2012] at his home in Reston. He was 89.

He had complications from a ruptured colon, said his daughter-in-law, Janet Broderick.

Mr. Broderick served in the Marine Corps in the Pacific during World War II and participated in combat at the battles of Midway, Guadalcanal and Bougainville. He received the Navy Cross, the highest award for valor after the Medal of Honor, as a private first class assigned to the Second Marine Raider Battalion at Bougainville Island.

On Nov. 1, 1943, he led an attack against an enemy position that was preventing his platoon’s advancement. “With grim determination,” his citation read, he fired his rifle and killed two Japanese ammunition carriers, then “fearlessly rushing forward, hurled a hand grenade into the enemy emplacement and killed several more hostile soldiers.”

Despite leg injuries, he then helped fellow Marines clear a machine gun nest. His other decorations included the Purple Heart.

He told a Marine Corps combat reporter at the time, “I was seriously glad I had that grenade. They’re handy things to have.”

John Carroll Broderick was a native of Grundy Center, Iowa, and a 1948 architectural engineering graduate of Iowa State University.

In 1952, Mr. Broderick joined Leo A. Daly at its headquarters in Omaha. He transferred to the Washington office in 1970 to work on a building for Children’s National Medical Center. He retired in 1993 as senior vice president and director of operations for the East Coast and Europe.

He was a past president of the Washington Building Congress.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Dorothy Shevel Broderick of Reston; six children, Michael Broderick of Aurora, W.Va., David Broderick of Reston, Mary Burgess and Kathy Orsa, both of Clifton, Timothy Broderick of Linden, Va., and Tom Broderick of Manassas; a brother; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


Howard E. Brown, 88, formally of Kansas City, MO, passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 at Stockton Assisted Living Facility. Funeral services 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15, White Chapel Funeral Home, 6600 N. Antioch Rd., Gladstone, MO 64119. Visitation 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, at the chapel. Howard retired from TWA and is a Marine Corp Veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Bain-Brown; brothers: Stanton, Don, and Joe Brown; sisters, Anna B. Beam and Virginia Hisken. Survivors include daughter, Beverly Stewart and husband Darrell; son, Jeff Brown and wife Breta; granddaughter, Christy Horton and husband Cliff; great granddaughters, Ashley and Hailey, all of Arcola, MO; and other relatives. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Stockton Assembly of God, 1505 South Third Rd., Stockton, MO 65785, to build churches and schools for orphans. (Arr. White Chapel, 816-452-8419) D.W. Newcomer's Sons Funeral Homes, Cemeteries, Crematories.


Howard W. "Brownie" Brown passed peacefully in the presence of family on August 27, 2009. He was born in Arlington, MA on June 12, 1921.

Howard was orphaned at age 12 when his father, Charles W. Brown died of cancer. He joined the elite Marine Corps Raider Battalion in the South Pacific during WWII. Howard was a proud retiree of the Laborers Union Local 169. He met the love of his life, Mina McNeill, in Big Bar, CA. They were married for 52 years, and now they are together again. Howard helped raise her three children Mary, Mike, and Robert (deceased), and they had five more to add to their brood; DeeDee, Melanie, Patty, Brian, and Chuck. Howard and Mina were both content at the end of their lives to see all their surviving children happy in their relationships, enjoying good lives.

Both Howard and Mina were on Saint Mary's Hospice at the end of their lives, and the family would like to express their appreciation of the wonderful team who cared for them, especially Dr. Kelle Brogan, Lynn (RN), Terri (CNA), Anella (Social Worker), Fr. Kerry, and Jim, the best volunteer ever made. Thank you for all you did for them and for our family during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Saint Mary's Hospice, care of Saint Mary's Foundation 520 West 6th Street Reno, NV 89503; please put "In memory of Howard Brown" in the memo line. Howard and Mina will be inured in a private ceremony at a later date.


Leon J. Brown, age 86 of Portage/Hebron, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2009. Leon was born October 24, 1922, in Marion, IN. He moved to Gary, IN. Leon enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII, where, as a Marine Raider he fought in Guam and Okinawa. He was an electrician at U.S. Steel until he retired in 1983. Leon was an active fisherman especially with his friends, Harry Klein (deceased) and Jack Simms, and kept in touch with Marine buddy, Nick Albanese, Semper Fi. Leon was a loving husband, father, grandfather and loyal friend. He will be greatly missed. Leon was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Pauline; parents: Jake and Nellie Brown of Gary; sister, Elizabeth (Carl) Lengel; brothers: Walter (Lois) Brown and Adam Brown. Surviving to mourn his passing: his loving children: Kenneth (fiancee Claudia) Brown, Beth (Jim) Webster, and Paul Brown; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren: and many nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives may visit with the family on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Burns Funeral Home, 701 E. 7th Street, Hobart. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at the Burns Funeral Home with Rev. Dominick Bertino officiating. Services will terminate at the funeral home with cremation to follow at the Burns Funeral Home Crematory.


Services for Richard L. Brown, 76, of Lubbock will be at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Christopher's Episcopal Church with the Rev. James P. Haney, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park under direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

Brown died Thursday, March 25, 1999, in Lubbock.

He was born Sept. 3, 1922, in Carbon. He was a retired corpsman from the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. He retired from Grinnell Corp. in 1985. He married Hester Carr Arnold on Dec. 26, 1964, in Abilene. She died Oct. 31, 1995. He married Dora Jowers Brown on April 19, 1998, in Quanah.

He was a member of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Lubbock, U.S. Marine Raider Association. He participated in the Senior Citizen's Olympics, and he moved to Lubbock in 1962. A son, Mike, died in 1966, and a daughter, Pamela, died in 1972.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Clifton "Buddy" Arnold of Lubbock; four daughters, Jacquie Macias of Mineola, Joanna Griffith, Judy Rainwater and Janis Haney, all of Lubbock; a stepdaughter, Barbara Ann Landers of Amarillo; four stepsons, Lester Jowers, Jerry Jowers and Earl Jowers, all of Quanah, and Tony Jowers of San Antonio; two sisters, Opal Williamson of Weatherford and Orvazine Lewis of Quanah; a brother, Derwood Brown of Quanah; 14 grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-step-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Lubbock or St. Christopher's Episcopal Church.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 3 p.m. today.


Sam Rodger Brown, 83, an American Indian on the Seminole Tribal Roll, was born Jan. 10, 1921, in Bowlegs, Okla., and went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 1, 2004.

He was a member of the Achena Indian Presbyterian Church of Maud, Okla., and a member of Disabled American Veterans.

Graveside service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith. Family will visit with friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

He served in the Marines from October 1940 through December 1946. He was a platoon sergeant in the Second Marine Raiders Battalion, serving in the Pacific area. He was the recipient of two Purple Hearts, one on Makin Island and one on Guadalcanal with a Gold Star.

The name of Sam Brown can be found in the book “Bless Em All,” a history of the Marine Corps written by Maj. Gen. Oscar Peatross, and in the book “Carlson’s Raid” by George W. Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Bess, of the home; daughter Sonna and husband Ronnie Reynolds of Foley, Ala.; one brother, Dorsey “Yo” Brown of Wichita, Kan.; one sister, Mary Haskins of Tupelo, Okla.; six nieces, six nephews and several great-nieces and -nephews; and very special friends Wayland Jolley and Jim Shepherd.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 211 Natural Resources, Little Rock, AR 72205


Walter W. L. "Bill" Brownson, 89, of Howard Divide, died Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Lock Haven Hospital. Born Jan. 22, 1914, in Sterling, Ohio, he was a son of the late John and Ruth Gray Brownson. On Sept. 20, 1948, he married Helen M. Heaton, who died July 10, 2006. Bill worked in the auto sales and service industry and was the owner and operator of Brownson Auto Body. He was a Protestant. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines during World War II, serving in the First Infantry Raider Battalion. He fought in Guadalcanal and received numerous medals including the Purple Heart. Bill enjoyed hunting, camping, fishing, antiquing and storytelling. He is survived by five daughters, Vickie (Jerry) Hanley, of Beech Creek, Dixie Lucas, of Bellefonte, Kathryn (Bill Edwards) Miller, of Mill Hall, Debra (David) Marler, of Orlando, Fla.., and Sharon (Nick) Rhoads, of Marsh Creek; two sons, William L., of Bellefonte and Larry W. (Brenda), of Howard; two sisters, Betty Weaver, of Rote and Donna Heaton, of Howard; a brother, Willard "Buzz" Brownson, of Howard; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by three sisters; two brothers; and two grandsons, Billy Paul Hanley and William Leroy Brownson Jr. Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at the Kader-Neff Funeral Home, 135 W. Main St., Howard. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at the funeral home, witht he Rev. Shawn T. Bell officiating. Burial will be in Romola Cemetery, with military rites accorded at graveside.


YAKIMA - Andrew F. Bruner, 84, of Yakima, passed away Sunday, December 11, 2005, at the Renaissance Care Center.

Andy was born October 21, 1921 in Drake, ND to John and Elizabeth (Ganje) Bruner. He was raised and educated in McHenry County and grew up on the family farm. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII in the First Marine Raiders Battalion in the South Pacific Islands. He received the Purple Heart for injuries sustained on the island of Guam. In 1945 he was discharged.

He married Barbara Feist on February 27, 1946, in Karlsruhe, ND. They moved to Klamath Falls, OR where Andy began working for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. In 1954, he worked in the Tule Lake, CA area for two years and later transferred to Wapato, where he continued working as a watermaster. He also was in charge of the weed spraying projects program for five years during this time. He retired in 1977 after 34 1/2 years with the government.

Andy was talented in fixing and repairing things and made friends easily. He especially enjoyed his family, his two grandsons and his great-grandchildren. He enjoyed the time spent with his grandchildren fishing, clam digging, mushroom hunting and the "Safari" trips in the spring, teaching the children about wildlife and nature. Andy loved hunting and fishing. He was a member of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in Wapato for 43 years and the past six years as a member of Holy Redeemer Church. He was a life member of the U.S. Marine Raider Association, the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #8 of Yakima and a 50 year member of the American Legion Post #133 of Wapato.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Barbara Bruner of Yakima, a son, Ron and wife Pam Bruner of Yakima, two grandsons, Daniel (Brenda) Bruner and Brian (Lisa) Bruner, all of Selah; four great- grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Brandon, Meagan and Haley; a brother, George (Betty) Bruner of Drake, ND, sisters, Kathryne Mack of Hermiston, OR and Agnes (Jack ) Keller of Albany, OR; and sisters-in-law, Theresa Bruner of Drake, ND and Ann Bruner of Carson, ND.

Andy was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers, John, Benny, Frank, Anton, Mike, Martin and Charles Bruner, a sister, Elizabeth DeLoach and brothers-in-law, Harry DeLoach and Wendelin Mack.

Viewing will be Wednesday and Thursday, 12 noon until 8:00 p.m. at Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home.

Vigil services will be Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. at Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial is Friday, December 16, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, the church or favorite charity of the donor, c/o Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home.

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.


Lawrence Bruni Sr., of Bellmawr, a former United States Marine who served in WWII, passed away on September 16, 2006, at the age of 83.

Mr. Bruni was a long time Eagles football fan who loved going to the games on Sunday at the “Link”

He was the husband of the late Dolores (nee Cattafesta). Father of Larry, Jr. and Dolores "Sissy" Ferrara (Phil). Grandfather of Philip and Valerie Ferrara. Brother of Steve Tarquinio (Millie), Dominick (Eileen), Jimmy (Carmella), Rose Martino (Nick), Dolores Fox (Jim), Joe and the late Rita Auletto, Anna Mondile, Mary and Tony Bruni. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend a viewing Wednesday September 20th from 7 – 9 pm and Thursday September 21st from 9:15 - 10:15 am at Gardner Funeral Home, Runnemede.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 am Thursday at Mary, Mother of the Church, Bellmawr. Interment New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr.

Donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 9 Tanner St. East Entry, Haddonfield, NJ, 08033.


Joseph Anthony Bucci, 96, of Arrington, and formerly of Grass Valley, Calif., died Feb. 8 [2010] at the Lovingston Health Care Center.

Born on July 23, 1913, in Amsterdam, N.Y., he was a son of the late Charles Bucci and Maria Cervera Bucci.

Mr. Bucci served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, attaining the rank of captain. He served in the Asian Pacific Theater and participated in action against the Japanese forces at Tulagi, Guadalcanal, and was awarded a Purple Heart Medal.

Mr. Bucci was a retired probation officer for Ventura County, Calif.,

He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Grass Valley, Calif.

Surviors include his wife Louanne Bucci of Arrington; and his sons Matthew Bucci, of Arrington, and Vincent Bucci, of Los Angeles.

A funeral mass was conducted by Father Daniel Kelly on Feb. 25 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 9900 Thomas Nelson Highway in Lovingston. Interment followed at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the Bucci Family in care of the Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel, P. O. Box 27, Lovingston, VA 22949; (434) 263-4097.


Leslie C. Buchert, 91, of Iliamna, Alaska, died Tuesday, March 22, 2011.

He was a former resident of Wenatchee and had been an automotive mechanic.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Buchert of Iliamna; his children, Cindy Buchert of China, Lane Paule of Anchorage, Alaska, Carroll Terwilleger of Round Hill, Va., Nancy LaPorte and Jane Bromiley, both of Iliamna, Andy Paule of Kenai, Alaska, and Susan Tussey and Joel Paule, both of Wenatchee; and his sisters, Hazel Morris of Spokane, Fawn Colbert of Anderson, Calif., Myrna Lynn Huston of Okanogan and Jean Denman of Seattle.

A memorial service was held March 28 in Iliamna.


BUCKLEY, AARON E., 84, of Orlando, child of God and son of A.J. Buckley and Nora Sue Brandon, went home to be with the Lord and his, wife, Vernice, of 61 years on Saturday [January 16, 2010]. Aaron was born in Franklin County TN, May 10, 1925. He was a U.S. Marine Raider in the 6th Marine Battalion during WW II, 1943-1945, and earned a Purple Heart while serving his country. Aaron was a general contractor for many years and built many homes in the Orlando area. He was also a Deacon and a Sunday school teacher for the senior ministry at First Baptist. He was truly loved by everyone in his life. He had a big heart and reveled in reaching out to those who needed his help. He enjoyed many crafts and hobbies and excelled in stained glass art. Aaron is survived by daughter, Catherine (David Cooper) Buckley, son, Ronald Buckley; grandchild, Rachel Buckley; great-grandchild, Chantelle Cade; sisters, Erma Kushman, Nora Salewsky; sister-in-law, Myrt Buckley; and many beloved nieces and nephews. A gathering to celebrate Aaron's life will be held on Monday, Jan. 25, at First Baptist Church of Orlando, Faith Hall, Lakeside A, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tel. 407-425-2555. Keeping with his wishes of reaching out and helping others, in lieu of flowers, his family requests donations are made to, The Duke Multiple Myeloma Fund, c/o Julia Hoyle, DUMC 3961, Durham, NC, 27710.


CHARLES CITY, IOWA — Lt. B. M. Bunn, 36, a First Marine Raider, and recipient of the coveted Navy Cross in 1942 for heroism, has been killed in action, [July 10, 1943] local relatives have been informed.

He received other awards for expert rifle and pistol shooting.

The Charles Cityan joined the Marine Corps 16 years ago, and was sent to Pearl Harbor last year.

Lieutenant Bunn is survived by his wife, Mercedes Mala Bunn, San Diego, Cal.; father, Henry Bunn, Charles City; mother, Mrs. Lee Wayne, Valparaiso, Ind.; sister, Mrs. Bea Pickeli, Ames; brother, Clifford Bunn, Charles City.

Charles City, Iowa - Reburial services for Marine Lt. B. M. Bunn will be Thursday, with full military honors, at Point Loma National cemetery, San Diego, California.

Lt. Bunn was the son of Mrs. Florence M. Wayne, of Valparaiso, Indiana, and formerly of Charles City, and a brother of Clifford Bunn, of Charles City.

He was killed on July 10, 1943, while leading an attack on a Japanese machine gun nest at Enogai, on New Georgia Island, in the British Solomon Islands.

He was awarded the Distinguished Service for heroism in the fighting which cost him his life.

Camp Bunn, a Marine Raider camp in the South Pacific, was named for Lieutenant Bunn, who was a member of the First Marine Raiders.

Lieutenant Bunn enlisted in the Marine Corps after his graduation from Charles City high school, in 1927. During his 17 years in the Marines, he served in Nicaragua, China, and on Navy ships, as well as in the South Pacific.

Lieutenant Bunn was awarded the Navy Cross, the Nicaraguan Medal of Merit and the Cruz de Valor of Nicaragua. These three decorations were won Dec. 26, 1932, for his actions in breaking up a bandit attack, during a Marine Corps expedition to that nation. Other decorations held by Lieutenant Bunn include the Second Nicaraguan Expeditionary medal and the Marine Corps expeditionary medal for service in China.

Lieutenant Bunn was a member of the Marine Corps rifle team which won matches at the rational Rifle tournament at Camp Perry, Ohio, in 1938. He also won several individual prizes for marksmanship in national tournaments.


BOILING SPRING LAKES--Mr. Herbert Collins Bunten, 80, of 1108 Twin Lakes Drive, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

The memorial service with military honors will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church, where he was a member, with Rev. Skip Williams officiating.

Mr. Bunten was born October 15, 1923, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Bunten. He was a retired World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy following 21 years of service and also retired from Civil Service as an immigration investigator. He was a member of International Association of Turtles, The Arctic Brotherhood, Franklin Lodge #0195 F. & A.M. of New York, New York, Order of Eastern Star, and Sudan Shrine Temple.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Kate Young Bunten of the home; a son, Charles A. Bunten of Boiling Spring Lakes; and a granddaughter, Danielle Lynn Bunten.

The family will receive friends at Trinity United Methodist Church from noon until 1:00 p.m. Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church Building Fund, 209 East Nash Street, Southport, N.C. 28461.

Peacock-Newnam Funeral & Cremation Service, Southport.


Ted O. Burke, 64, 956 Osprey, Melbourne, died Wednesday [September 27, 1989]. Born in Topeka, Kan., he moved to Melbourne from Wichita, Kan., in 1985. He was a retired engineer. He was a Methodist. He was a member of East Coast Cruising Association, Suntree Country Club, American Association of Retired Persons and the Boeing Management Club. Survivors: wife, Ute; son, Timothy; stepdaughter, Franziska Ann Bonin, Virginia Beach; stepson, Mark D. Bonin, Houston; mother, Thelma Burke, Oswego, Kan.; brother, Eugene, Oswego, three grandchildren.


ENID––Walter Guy Burkhalter Sr., 83, died Thursday, April 19, 2007, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services were Saturday, April 21, 2007 at Dickins Funeral Home. Burial was in Enid Oak Hill Cemetery. Rev. Clay Baker officiated. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

Burkhalter, born Oct. 9, 1923 to the late Guy William and the late Gladys Johnson Burkhalter,  was a member of Enid Union Church, veteran of WWII, a recipient of two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star. Avid Tennessee Walking Horse owner and promoter and hunter. He was also a farmer and cattleman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Claudine Snow Burkhalter.

Survivors include: two daughters: Kathy Roberson of Enid and Betty Sue Gregg of Batesville; two sons, Walter Guy Burkhalter Jr. of Indianola and James W. “Jimbo” Burkhalter of Enid; one sister, Betty Smith of New Albany and eight grandchildren

Memorials may be sent to church of your choice.


Robert "Bob" W. Burnette, also known as "Bopie," died at his home in Camarillo on the evening of May 6, 2011. He was born July 1, 1918 in Oakland, Calif. That gave him more than 92 years to live a truly spectacular life, leaving behind a world of people who will honor him and miss him greatly.

Bob grew up in Burbank, as the son of Estelle Burnette, the principal of Roosevelt School in Magnolia Park, and Pearl Burnette, a math teacher at Burbank High School. At an early age, Bob became interested in boxing, butterflies, and nature in general. These interests would continue throughout his life. Early on, Bob also became very interested in his own physical fitness, so much so that the house he would later build a volleyball court, a hand ball court, a workout room, a large pool, and, of course, a horseshoe pit. Bob eventually attended Burbank High School, Glendale Junior College, and U.C.L.A. At U.C.L.A., he joined Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity and by his senior year he had become its president.

It was during his time at U.C.L.A. that he met the love of his life, Paulette Steinen. Early in 1941, he graduated from U.C.L.A and went to Quantico, Va., for Marine Officer training. Later in that same year, he married Paulette and joined the 2nd battalion of Carlson's Raiders as a platoon leader in the United States Marine Corps. While serving in the Marines, Bob earned a Bronze Star, a Silver Star, two Purple Hearts and two beautiful, baby daughters: Bobbie Jean and Bettina.

After finishing his military career as a Lt. Col., Bob returned stateside, trying several trades before eventually settling in Moorpark in 1952, building a house, and becoming an egg rancher. Egg ranching lasted throughout the growing years of his daughters and changed to Christmas tree farming in 1961, when he and Paulette opened the Burnette Christmas Tree Farm. About this same time, Bob became an appraiser for the Veteran's Administration, a career he would have until he retired at the age of 80. Bob was an integral part of the growing city of Moorpark.

He was president of Rotary and the Chamber of Commerce and was Moorpark's Citizen of the Year in 1983. Bob and Paulette lived and farmed in Moorpark through the births of their five grandchildren, eventually quitting the tree business in 1983 and moving to Leisure Village in Camarillo. Over the next 20 years, Bob continued to live his life as a gift, making others feel loved and honored to be a part of it, leaving this world only when his body gave up, because his spirit never would. We love and will miss him greatly.

Bob is survived by his wife of 69 years, Paulette; his two daughters: Bobbie Burnette and Bettina Gedney (John); five grandchildren: Antony Nagelmann (Helen Faraday-Young), Christopher Nagelmann (Lori Lehouiller), Georgeanne Gedney (Justin Hosmer), Sara Hagen, and Jared Gedney (Lisa Nguyen); six great-grandchildren: Payton, Chantal, and Brendan Nagelmann, Erik Hagen, and Xuan and Quynh Gedney; four nieces: Sylvia Gerard, Kay Hamilton, Judy Muhlethaler and Mayla Stufft; and one nephew: Randy Steinen.

Bob's last request was that we "have a thrash" (party) in his honor. So his friends are invited to attend a celebration of his life at 12 noon on May 21, at Las Posas Country Club.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation to the charity of your choice.


Monroe C. Burris Jr., 89, of Belleville, Ill., born Thursday, Aug. 11, 1921, in East St. Louis, Ill., died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Ill.

Mr. Burris Jr. was a retired machinist for Granite City Steel for 35 years. He was a member of Westview Baptist Church in Swansea, Ill., where he was very active. He was an avid golfer and a World War II U.S. Marine veteran.

He was preceded in death by son, Dean Burris; parents, Monroe C. and Ruth C., nee Goss, Burris Sr.

Surviving are his wife, Lillian B., nee Tiefenauer, Monroe; son, Don (Victoria) Burris of Swansea, Ill.; daughter, Karen (Leon) Stamm of Ramstein Airbase, Germany; brother, Edward W. (Betty) Burris of Belleville, Ill.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Southern Illinois or Westview Baptist Church.

Visitation: Friends may call from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at Kurrus Funeral Home, with the Rev. Vance Vyers officiating. Interment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo.


Richard E. Bush, who received the Medal of Honor for leading a charge up a mountain in the World War II battle for Okinawa and then falling on a hand grenade to protect fellow Marines, died last Monday [June 7, 2004] at his home in Waukegan, Ill. He was 79.

The cause was a heart ailment, his son, Richard Jr., told The Chicago Tribune.

When he joined the Marines out of high school, Mr. Bush, a native of Glasgow, Ky., hardly envisioned himself a war hero, as he recalled four years ago. "I didn't want to get any medals," the Marine Corps quoted him as saying then.

When he and his brother entered the military service, he said, "My father said: `Let me tell you something. If either one of you comes home with a medal, I'm going to beat you to death.' He was concerned about our welfare and our safety. My father had a saying, `He who fights and runs away, lives to run away another day.' "

On April 16, 1945, serving with the Fourth Marines, Sixth Marine Division, Corporal Bush was involved in some of the fiercest combat in World War II's Pacific campaign, the fight for Okinawa.

In the face of Japanese artillery fire, Corporal Bush led his squad up rocky terrain in the battle to capture the 1,200-foot Mount Yaetake in northern Okinawa, an outpost overlooking two important roads. While participating in the breakthrough to the deeply entrenched inner defenses of the mountain, Corporal Bush was seriously wounded and evacuated with other Marines to protecting rocks.

While Corporal Bush "was prostrate under medical treatment," as his Medal of Honor citation put it, a hand grenade hurled by a Japanese defender landed amid the Marines. Corporal Bush "unhesitatingly pulled the deadly missile to himself and absorbed the shattering violence of the exploding charge in his body," the citation said.

The grenade explosion tore several fingers off one hand and cost Corporal Bush sight in one eye, according to "Heroes of WW II," by Edward F. Murphy.

Mr. Bush was later a longtime employee of the Veterans Administration.

In addition to his son, Mr. Bush is survived by two grandsons. His wife, Stella, died in 1989.

At a gathering of Medal of Honor recipients in Chicago in 1990, Mr. Bush remembered his exploits.

"I wasn't out there alone that day on Okinawa," he told The Chicago Tribune. "I had Marines to my right, Marines to my left, Marines behind me and Marines overhead. I didn't earn this alone. It belongs to them too."


Frederick Allen Butcher, a 1943 graduate of Vancouver High School, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, in Vancouver. He was 77.

Mr. Butcher was born March 3, 1925, in Miles City, Mont. After graduating from high school, he joined the Marines and was wounded in action while serving in the South Pacific with the Marine Raiders. He graduated from the University of Portland in 1950, and spent many years in the grocery business before becoming a real estate broker.

A charter member of Royal Oaks Country Club, he enjoyed duck hunting and golfing.

Survivors include his daughter, Karen Boothby of Vancouver; and his special companion, Almerna Dever of Vancouver.

A funeral Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Davies Cremation and Burial Service is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 371, Vancouver, WA 98666.


Reverend Shirl Pollock Butler, Jr. born on June 9, 1925, in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Shirl and Mabel Butler of Spiro, Oklahoma, passed away Friday, November 26, 2010, at the Claremore Oklahoma Veteran’s Center. Shirl graduated from Shawnee High School and was awarded his high school diploma in 1944, while on duty in the South Pacific. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oklahoma University in 1949, and a Master of Divinity degree from the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 1965. Shirl was a United States Marine Corps Raider during World War II. He enlisted in 1942, at the age of 17, and was assigned to the 4th Raider Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Provisional Battalion, 6th Marine Division. He participated in campaigns at Vangunu, New Georgia, Enogai Inlet, Bairoko, Guadaki, Guam, Okinawa and the occupation of Japan. He was a twice wounded battle tested warrior and said "the real heroes are still on the beaches and in the jungles" of the South Pacific after giving their lives so others may live. Following the War and graduation from Oklahoma University, Reverend Butler worked as an electrician, business equipment salesman, and owned and operated a Drive-In theater. He was very active during his professional career and served as a Tulsa Mayor’s aid, executive director for the Lawton Model Cities program, and as an assistant urban studies professor at Oklahoma University. After graduation from Seminary, Reverend Butler served as pastor and interim pastor in seven Presbyterian churches in Oklahoma, Alaska and New Zealand. The Christian ministry was the most important and fulfilling portion of his life. He was particularly proud of his many years of service as the Chaplain or "Padre" for the United States Marine Corps Raider Association. He was married to Vandetta S. Butler, Tulsa, and has five children: David Michael (Sally), Flagstaff, AZ, Shelley Dawn Allen (Richard), Tahlequah, Jana Lynne Rhoads, Tulsa, Jeff Wayne Harris, Winterhaven, FL, Lisa Ann Harris Zachary (Douglas), Garland, TX. He has eleven grandchildren: Dawn Michelle Butler, Kristin Julia Connywerdy (Kevin), Alison Lynne Daniels (Greg), Natalie Julene Rhoads, Derek Christopher Harris, Mary Megan Allen, Emma Lea Allen, Lindsey Beth Zachary, Kaitlyn Brooke Zachary, Nathaniel Conrad Zachary, and Scott Cameron Zachary and five great-grandchildren. Following a viewing Tuesday from 1-8 p.m., at the Musgrove-Merriott-Smith funeral home in Claremore, a memorial service will be held Wednesday, December 1st, at 4 p.m., at the Tulsa College Hill Presbyterian Church in Tulsa. Final Interment will be in the Arlington National Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation to the National Parkinson’s Foundation or charity of their choice be made in Reverend Butler’s name.


Franklin Wells Butterfield was born at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Fairbanks on Feb. 4, 1927, and passed away on April 9, 2013. He was 86.

He was a husband, a father and a soldier who faithfully served his country. At the age 14, he left home and joined the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served in the South Pacific with Carlson’s Raiders on Guadalcanal and other World War II beachheads. His name is forever immortalized on the Marine Corps Raiders Door in the Raiders Hall at Quantico, Va. During his time in service, he earned a Silver Star and three Purple Hearts, Bronze Star, World War II Victory Medal and two Presidential Unit Citations.

He was on leave at the age of 16, in San Francisco, when he met Charlotte Ann Stanfill and they married in Reno, Nev., May of 1943. After leaving the Marines he returned to Fairbanks, until he was called up for the Navy. He received the National Defense Service Ribbon, Navy Occupation Service Medal with Europe Clasp.

During his time in the military, he earned an Electronics Engineering Degree and a Civil West Coast for different companies, before returning to Alaska in the early 1960s. He was working at the University of Alaska Fairbanks during the first winter climb on Mount McKinley, for which he designed and built their radio communications equipment. Later he worked for the state of Alaska Dept. of Transportation where he helped design and build roads in the interior.

He is preceded in death by his Wife, Charlotte Ann Butterfield; Daughter, Norma Annette Pullin of Idaho; and adopted son, Franklin Scott Butterfield of Fairbanks.

He is survived by his daughters, Karen Wells Sapp of Wasilla, Frances Evonne White of Arizona, Regina Susan Marshal of Arizona, Grace Arlene Gugliotti of California; daughter-in-law, and friend and caregiver Monica Butterfield of Fairbanks; son, Franklin Terry Butterfield of Fairbanks; and grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Frank was a lifetime member of Pioneers of Alaska and a member of the Grand Lodge of New Mexico Ancient Free and Accepted Masons Deming Lodge No. 12 Est. 1883.

He will surely be missed by us all. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m., April 16 at Chapel of Chimes on Illinois St. in Fairbanks. Graveside services with military honors at Birch Hill Cemetery will be announced at a later date in the spring.

Arrangements were entrusted to Chapel of Chimes Funeral Home.


October 1, 1942

Dies From Wounds

Private Leonard J. Butts, 18-year-old Marine Corps hero, has died [August 9, 1942] somewhere in the Pacific war theater of wounds received several weeks ago in action against the enemy, his parents were advised yesterday by the Navy Department.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Butts, 322 North Thirteenth Street, received word Sept 3 that their son had been wounded in action "somewhere in the Pacific," and news yesterday of his death was the first additional information they had received.

A student at Woodrow Wilson Junior High School and Gerstmeyer Technical High School, Butts enlisted in the Marine Corps last Jan. 5 and received eight weeks’ basic training at Parris Island, S.C. He completed his training at Quantico, Va., and was assigned to duty with a combat unit and after several weeks hw wrote his parents saying he was on a warship in the Pacific.

Surviving Private Butts besides the parents are four older brothers, Pear and Herman Butts of Detroit, Mich., and Ernie and Virgil Butts of Terre Haute, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Louise Ammerman, Miss Norma Jean and Lucille Butts of Terre Haute.

The message to his parents stated that Private Butts’ body will be buried overseas until the war ends.


Walter H. Byrd, 72, St. Augustine, died Feb. 22, 1998, at St. Augustine Health Care and Rehabilitation. He was born in Sanford, and he was a retired carpenter and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, having served during World War II. He was of the Baptist faith.

Private services were held.

Survivors include a stepdaughter, Diane Davis, Valley Forge, Ga.; two sons, Clayton Byrd, Occidental, Calif., Jesse Byrd, Miami; and two sisters, Louise A. Bare, St. Augustine, Jeanette Osborne, Winter Park.

Craig Funeral Home is in charge.


Woodrow Wilson Byrom, age 77, February 26, 2000 at Broadview Health Center. Preceded in death by wife Mary Lee Grayley Byrom. Survived by son, Woodrow Wilson Byrom Jr. "Butch"; daughters, Regina Gifford, Leeann (Michael) Meade, Emma (Michael) Rupe, Nannette (Mark) Mollett and Kimberly Byrom; grandchildren, Brandi and Eric Byrom, Christopher and Amanda Rupe, Stacey and Justin Meade, Mark Jr., Christopher and Logan Mollett, Phillip and Macy Byrom; sisters and brothers. Retired after 25 years of service with OSU. U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WW II. Friends may call at the Shaw Davis Funeral Homes Victorian Village Chapel, 34 W. 2nd Ave. Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where funeral service will be held Tuesday 1 p.m. Interment Green Lawn Cemetery.


Charles Cabell, 90, died April 23, 2000. He graduated from the University of Virginia Medical School and completed a fellowship in surgery at Mayo Clinic in 1940. Dr. Cabell served as lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1942 to 1946 where he was the battalion medical officer with Edson’s Raiders in World War II. He was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat V and a letter of commendation. He had duty at naval hospitals in San Diego and Oakland, eventually retiring from the Naval Reserves as a commander. Dr. Cabell returned to surgical practice in Fresno, Calif., in 1947. He served as director of the California Division of the American Cancer Society. At St. Agnes Hospital in Fresno, he was chief of surgery, president of hospital staff and chair of the Credentials Committee for 12 years. He retired in 1975.


Isadore Cagan, "Izzy", 85 [September 24, 2010], longtime resident of West Rogers Park, Chicago. Most recently of Clermont, FL. Loving father to Jeffrey (Sandra), Debra, Elyse, and Leonard; devoted grandfather to Robyn (Don), Bryan, Victoria, Ari, Meredith, Michael, Erica, Michelle and great-grandfather to Jack; fond brother to Shirley (Lester) Bernfeld and Roz (Art) Born; brother-in-law to Lee Davis (Lynn obm); uncle to six nieces and nephews; great-uncle to many. Born in Chicago in 1925 to parents Meyer and Mary, Izzy graduated from Crane High School before serving his country during World War II. He was a proud member of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving from 1941 to 1943, taking place in the invasion of Guam and Battle of Guadalcanal, as well as battles at Iwo Jima, Saipan and Okinawa. Izzy earned a Purple Heart and Silver Star for his service to his country. He took his love for children and his love for the Marines and began the Toys for Tots Program with the Marines. After the war, Izzy married Sylvia Cagan (obm) and worked with his father-in-law, "Pappa Al" of Al's Clothing on the West Side of Chicago where he learned his lifelong talent to make everyone feel welcome. 60 years later, people still remember the suits that Izzy Cagan sold them. Izzy was known to make everyone he came in contact with both personally and professionally feel special. People remember him years later as "the man who brought the donuts, bagels and cream cheese" to everyone from secretaries to CEOs. Even in his final weeks, he continued to make an impression on his doctors, nurses, and other caretakers with his incredibly positive attitude, cheery disposition and most importantly his powerful will to live and love of life. Simply put, everyone loved Izzy. An avid stamp and coin collector, Izzy enjoyed sharing his hobbies with his children and grandchildren. He was an avid sports fan and was thrilled to see his beloved Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup before his passing. His greatest passion was his work, serving as President of Cagan Management Group in Clermont, FL for the past 35 years. Izzy was especially close to 3 members of the Cagan Management Team, Cindy Shields, Nancy McDonald and Shireen Green, all of whom worked with him for over 20 years. Graveside Services, Monday, September 27, Westlawn Cemetery, 7801 W. Montrose Ave. For more information, please contact Chicago Jewish Funerals, (847) 229-8822. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Izzy's name to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 43250-0301 or Chabad of South Orlando, P.O. Box 690282, Orlando, FL 32869.


CALDEN, Francis X., of Roslindale, June 30, 2010. Beloved husband of 62 years to the late Eda Marie (Balaschi) who passed away on May 1st. Loving father of Elaine Greene of West Roxbury, Ann Marie Scala of San Francisco, CA, Gerald Calden and Robert Calden, both of Walpole and the late Ellen Collins. Dear Grandfather of 14 Grandchildren & 9 Great-Grandchildren. Brother of the Mary Bassick of Roslindale and the late Joseph L. Calden, and Catherine Hough. Family and Friends are invited to remember and celebrate Francis' life in the F.J. Higgins Funeral Home, 4236 Washington St. (Corner of Cummins Hwy.) Rosindale Square on Monday, July 5th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Tues., July 6th at 10 o'clock. Interment in the MA National Cemetery, Bourne at 2:00 PM. Late WWII Veteran U.S. Marine Corps; 1st Marine Raider Battalion. F. J. Higgins Funeral Home Exclusive Provider for "Veterans & Family Memorial Care"


MURRELLS INLET, S.C. - George Ransom Caldwell, 75, of Clark Street, died Oct. 31, 2000, at his residence after a period of declining health. Born Sept. 20, 1925, in Catawba County, N.C., he was a son of the late Fred L. and Bertha Drum Caldwell. A Marine Raider during World War II, he served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force and retired from the military. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Donaleen "Donna" Wilson Caldwell; two sons, Gary Caldwell of Hartwell, Ga., and Ricky Caldwell of Florida; two grandsons, Scott Caldwell of Little Rock, Ark., and Stuart Caldwell of Duluth, Ga.; a brother, Carroll Caldwell of Loris; and a sister, Pat Smith of Shady Valley, Tenn. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. today in Ocean Woods Cemetery in Myrtle Beach with military honors. The family will be at Goldfinch Funeral Home from 1 to 2:30 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 30, 2987 Church St., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.


J. C. Caldwell, 82, passed away at his home in West Sacramento on April 13, 2005. He was a native of Arkansas and a 52-year resident of West Sacramento.

J. C. served as a Marine Raider in the South Pacific during WWII. After retirement from 33 years of driving for Greyhound, he enjoyed golf, fishing, and travel. He was a member of Scepter Lodge #808 F&AM, Scottish Rite, Ben Ali Shrine, Order of the Eastern Star, Washington Outboard Club, Marine Raider Association, Sixth Marine Division Association, and a life member of VFW Post #8762 of West Sacramento.

J. C. was the beloved husband of 58 years to Naomi Caldwell, loving father of Michael Caldwell, dear brother of Hazel Potter, Lucille Cullum, Betty Ross, and Herschel Caldwell, devoted grandfather of Kimberly Enloe and Micah Caldwell, great-grandfather of Tyler and Johnathan Enloe, brother-in-law of Penny Rice, Barbara Rice, Ray MongŽ, Dolores Roberts and Josie Johnson of Alturas, CA, and admired uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Dennis, sister, Maureen Powell, and brothers, Alton and Virlion Caldwell.

Friends and family attended a military graveside service on Wednesday, April 20, at 1 p.m. at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland, CA, followed by a fellowship together at the VFW Hall in West Sacramento. Memorial contributions in J.C.'s name may be made to the Shriner's Hospitals for Crippled Children.


Joseph J. Callahan Sr. of North Quincy, a retired printer and World War II veteran, died Monday [July 27, 1998] at Hancock Park, Quincy, after a long illness. He was 74.

Born, raised and educated in South Boston, he was a graduate of South Boston High School. He was a resident of North Quincy for the past 30 years.

Mr. Callahan worked as a printer at B.L. Makepeace in Boston and retired in 1979.

A Marine Corps veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Sixth Marine Division, Second Raider Battalion in New Caledonia, Guam, Okinawa, Bougainville, Emirau and during the occupation of Tokyo Bay. He also participated in the occupation of Japan in Yokosuka.

Mr. Callahan was a past commandant of the William R. Caddy Detachment Marine Corps League, state commandant of the Marine Corps League and past National Americanism chairman of the Marine Corps League. He was a former commander of the George F. Bryan Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and past quartermaster of the Post. He was post commander of the Quincy Veterans Council.

He was a member of the Houghs Neck American Legion Post, U.S. Marine Sixth Marine Association and U.S. Marine Raider Association.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Shaw); one son, Joseph J. Jr. of North Quincy; a daughter, Judith A. McGillicuddy of Quincy; one brother, William of South Boston; two sisters, Rosemary Greene of Chatham and Rita West of Roslindale; two grandchildren and 26 nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. tomorrow in Sacred Heart Church, North Quincy.

Burial will follow in Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

Arrangements by Hamel, Wickens and Troupe Funeral Home, Quincy.


William D. Calligan, 84, Hibbing, and formerly of Madison, N.J., died Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at the Guardian Angels Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hibbing.

Per William’s request, there will be a memorial service at a later date.

Arrangements are with the Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing.


CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Palmer R. Canfield, 80, died July 4, 2004.

Mr. Canfield was born in Applegrove, W. Va., and had resided in Cuyahoga Falls his entire life, graduating from Cuyahoga Falls High School in 1943. He retired as a Cuyahoga Falls firefighter in 1980 with 30 years service, having never missed a day of work and helping to organize the paramedics. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Marine Corps in the Marine Raiders. He enjoyed attending the Marine Raiders’ conventions. His memberships included Police and Fire Retirees of Ohio, American Legion Charles Faust Post 281, Falls-Akron BPOE 1923, FOE Aerie 4335 and LOOM 918. He was a family man first and enjoyed the out of doors with his children.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Lydia and brother, Charles, and is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lee; son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Patty of Dover; daughter, Christine of Cuyahoga Falls; grandson, Christian of Dover; sisters, Alma Canfield of Stow, Opal (Bill) Horne of Uniontown, Deloris Cameron and Garnett Canfield, both of Minerva; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in The Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home, 1930 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls. Mass of the Resurrection will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Immaculate Heart of Mary. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of VNS, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Akron, OH 44333.


Frank A. Cannistraci was born on April 20, 1922 in New York to his mother Jean Archidiagano and his father Nino Cannistraci both natives of Italy. Frank passed away on July 3, 2013 in Sylmar, California at the age of 91 years old. Funeral services for Frank are being handled by Funeraria Del Angel JT Oswald in San Fernando. A viewing will take place at the mortuary chapel on Thursday July 11, 2013 from 10-11:00 am and a funeral service from 11-12:00pm. A burial will follow at the San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills, California where Frank A. Cannistraci will be placed to rest. Frank is survived by Anthony Cannistraci, Bruce Cannistraci, Linda Cannistraci, Diane Cannistraci and Frank D. Cannistraci. Frank A. Cannistraci will be missed by all his family and friends whom loved him very much.


CARAKER, Louis Emmett III, departed this life November 9, 2012. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 67 years, Aileen Mary Caraker; daughters, Ann Marie Hancock and husband, Thomas, Betty Caraker Zacharias, Pamela Caraker O'Connor; brother, Andrew Caraker; six grandchildren, Shannon O'Connor Wood (Chris), Chip Hancock, Cori Crawford (Dan), Faith Cranston (Mike), Tracy Kistler (James) and Tamara Smith (Brian); nine great-grandchildren, Julia and Grace Kistler, Jack and Maddie Cranston, Brayden, Carter and Colin Smith, Chase and Kendall Crawford. Louis was a Marine Raider under Col. James Roosevelt in WWII and a Proctor & Gamble sales manager for 35 years. He set up the food, coffee and soap divisions in Virginia. He was co-Chairman of the Building Committee for St. Edward's Church, School and Rectory where he was a life member. He was an avid tennis enthusiast. He gave management seminars to various corporations and colleges; he served on the Board of the American Red Cross; he was a Big Brother and a Life Member of St. Edward's Knights of Columbus. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10;30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13, at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church on Hugeuonot Rd., with a reception to follow. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or National Multiple Sclerosis Society.


NORTH ALBANY William (Wilbur) Joseph Carey, age 81, entered into eternal life suddenly Tuesday, August 24, 2004. Born in Albany, he was a lifelong resident. He was a graduate of School 20 and Christian Brothers Academy. He served on the executive board of Local No. 12 of the Ironworkers' Union and was a member of Local No. 12 for over 45 years. He was a member of the First Marine Raider Battalion known as Edson’s Raiders, serving at Guadalcanal during World War II, receiving both the Purple Heart and the Silver Star. He was manager for North Albany Little League; former semi-pro football player for Sacred Heart in late 1930s; member and past-commander of the North Albany American Legion Post No. 1610, Albany Lodge of Elks No. 49, Albany Ancient Order of Hibernian, North Albany Limericks; lifetime member of Sacred Heart Church in North Albany. Son of the late Robert and Mary Anderson Carey. He loved his family, golf, the Green Bay Packers, the New York Yankees and was a Notre Dame fan.

Beloved husband of 58 years of Rosemary Travison Carey; loving father of Michael P. Carey and his wife Patricia of Loudonville, Robert J. Carey and his wife Diane of Watervliet, Kathleen Bagnoli of Guilderland and her friend Michael Stack, Maryann Ryan and her husband Kevin of Cleveland, Ohio and Nancy Chamberlain and her husband, William of Wynantskill; brother of the late Edward V. Carey, Mildred McCann and Ruth Smith; cherished grandfather of Matthew, Colleen, Megan, Jennifer and James Carey, Daniel and Justin Bagnoli, Ryan and Patrick Chamberlain and Courtney Jasniewski. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held in the Lasak & Gigliotti Funeral Home, 8 Dudley Heights, Albany (opposite the Philip Livingston School on Northern Blvd.) Saturday morning at 8:15 and 9 o'clock at the Church of the Sacred Heart. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend and may also call at the funeral home Friday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.

Those desiring may send a remembrance in William's name to Sacred Heart Church, 33 Walter St., North Albany, NY 12204 or a charity of one's choice.


WEST COLUMBIA--Services for Col. Evans Charles Carlson, USMC (Ret.), 87, of West Columbia, will be held at 10am Wednesday, April 6, 2005, in Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church, officiated by Rev. Paul Aebischer, Rev. Virginia Aebischer, and Mr. Art Wuertz. Burial with full military honors will follow at 2:30pm at Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, SC. Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Evans Carlson, John Claude Fordyce Loving, Gabriel Evans-Hugh Loving, Benjamin Michael James Loving, Chris Diana, Maj. Ashley William Fisher, USMCR, 1st Sgt. Carl Barnhill, USMC (Ret.), Maj. John Hopkins, USMC (Ret.), and John Chester. The family will receive friends from 7-9pm Tuesday at Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington. Memorials may be made to Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church, 1000 "B" Ave., West Columbia, SC 29169 or to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, New York, NY 10163, 1-800-708-7644.

Col. Carlson died Saturday, April 2, 2005. Born in Douglas, AZ, he was the son of the late Brigadier General Evans F. Carlson, USMCR (Dec.) and Dorothy Seccombe Carlson. Col. Carlson was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Marine Corps in January 1942. He served in the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion known as Carlson’s Raiders. During WWII, he was awarded the Silver Star for Heroism during the Battle of Asamama on Guadalcanal. Additionally, Col. Carlson was awarded a second Silver Star for service in the Korean Conflict as a night fighter pilot. Other meritorious awards include the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, two Distinguished Air Medals, two Purple Hearts, and two Presidential Unit Citations. Following his retirement from the Marine Corps in 1967, he served as Dean of Overseas Studies for City Colleges of Chicago. Col. Carlson was a member of Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church and he was a 32nd degree Mason.

Surviving are his wife, Regina M. Carlson of West Columbia; daughter and son-in-law, Karen Carlson Loving and John Farnsworth Loving of Greenville; sons, Evans J. "E.J." Carlson and Thomas F. "Ford" Carlson, both of West Columbia; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.


PORTLAND, Ore.—(AP)—Brig. Gen. Evans F. Carlson, Marine Corps Raider of World War II fame who retired to a mountain cabin on the slopes of Mount Hood in quest of peace, died yesterday [May 27, 1947]. He was 51.

He twice suffered heart attacks last November and after the second was treated for two months at the naval hospital at Astoria, Ore. A third attack Monday night brought death.

Funeral services are planned here with interment in Arlington National Cemetery. The day has not been set.

His was a military career almost continuously from the age of 16 when he left school to enter the Army. After service in the Philippines and in Hawaii, he was discharged in 1915, but re-enlisted when the United States entered the First World War After two years of postwar civilian life he enlisted in the Marine Corps as a private in 1922.

The public first came to know him when "Carlson’s ‘Gung Ho’ Raiders" attacked Makin Island in 1942 and laid waste Japanese installations, although he had won the Navy Cross for heroism in 1930 against bandits in Nicaragua.

The Makin raid was the first of a series of exploits in the Pacific war which made his name and rallying cry "Gung Ho" -- Chinese for "working together" -- widely known, and which brought his military decorations – including two Purple Hearts – to 21.

Retired last year from the effects of wounds received on Saipan, he moved to the mountain community of Brightwood east of here and said he hoped to write and to find peace.

His heart ailment restricted his activity, and Henry A. Wallace, who visited him Sunday, said he believed he was subjecting himself to too great a strain by his active interest in world affairs. He was national vice chairman of the Progressive Citizens of America under whose auspices Wallace is making a speaking tour.


KIRKSVILLE, Mo., Nov. 23—(AP)—Harvey Davis, 31, was found innocent today of a felonious assault charge in the shooting of Dale C Carlyle here.

A circuit court jury returned verdict after deliberating 2 1/2 hours. The trial started yesterday.

Carlyle was shot July 22, 1948. He died Oct. 13, 1949, in the veterans’ hospital at Hines, Ill.


Graveside Services and Military Honors will be held, 2:30 pm, Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Willamette National Cemetery [for] Bill Carroll who went home to his Savior on Tuesday, March 20, 2013 in Portland. He was 88 years of age.

Bill was born on May 23, 1924 at Terre Haute, Indiana to Harry Francis and Gertrude (Reed) Carroll. Bill served with the Marine Corps during WWII enlisting in 1942 and volunteered with the Marine Raiders (Carlson's Raiders) later to become the 4th Marine Regiment, 6th Marine Division. He participated in the invasions of Bougainville BSI 1943, Guam "44" Okinawa "45" and the initial occupation of Japan "45." He was wounded twice and received two Purple Hearts for bravery.

He married Anna Grace "Ann" Mengel on November 28, 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio. From this union they have four children. Bill work for over 40 years, 1949 – 1989, in the transportation industry serving as CEO, President and VP of Operations for several businesses. They lived in the Terre Haute, IN area for 30 years. After retirement Bill and Anna moved to Florence, OR in 1989.

Bill is survived by his children; Nancy Carroll of Portland, Oregon, Dan & Kathy Carroll of Portland, Oregon, Kevin & Jnana Carroll of Florence, Oregon Tim & Elizabeth Carroll of Nashville, Tennessee, grandchildren; Tanika Arnold and Sam, Brian, Grant, Lori & Luke Carroll and four great grandchildren.

Rose City Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


HAMILTON - Donald A. Carruthers, 86, of Hamilton, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at his home.

Don was born in Pocatello, Idaho, on June 4, 1924, to the late Clyde and Mable Wilson Carruthers.

He was educated in Butte and completed business college.

On Jan. 11, 1943, Don was inducted into the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in the Pacific in battles on Bougainville, BSI; Okinawa, Japan; and was in occupation forces of Tsingtao, China. He was discharged from the Marines on Dec. 6, 1945 holding the rank of PFC. He was recalled to active duty on Sept. 18, 1950, and released on Oct. 7, 1950.

Following the war, Don was secretary/treasurer of Laborers Local 169 in Reno, Nev.

He married the love of his life, Lois Cunningham on April 17, 1950, in Butte.

He was preceded in death by his wife Lois in 2006; son Eddie who died in Vietnam; and two sisters.

He is survived by his daughters, Annette Hanley and Kathie Silva, both of Hamilton; son Terry (Donna) Carruthers of Sacramento, Calif.; brother, Al (Maxine) Carruthers of Butte; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 21, at St. Francis Catholic Church, with Father Jack Darragh officiating. Military honors will be presented by the Marine Corps League-Bitterroot Detachment and the Hamilton American Legion. Private urn placement will take place at Riverview Cemetery in Hamilton.

The family suggests memorials to St. Francis Catholic Church in Hamilton.


Retired Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. John H. Carson, 77, died July 7, 2001 at Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, N.C.

He retired from the Marine Corps after 30 years of service. He served in World War II, during which he was awarded the Silver Star, and in Korea and Vietnam. For two years, he taught at Marine Security Guard School in Washington, D.C. Recently, he addressed troops on his World War II experience and served three consecutive terms as president of Edson’s Raiders.

He is survived by his son, Jon Joseph Carson of Greenville, N.C.; and two daughters, Kathryn Carson of South Carolina and Mary Beth Carson of Greensboro, N.C.


Navy Chaplain Robert Stump, Jr. will conduct funeral services Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Wilson mortuary chapel for Marine S/Sgt. John O. Casdorph, Jr., whose body was returned Saturday from the Pacific.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Casdorph of Kanawha, Two-Mile, Sgt Casdorph was killed July 21, 1944, on the island of Guam, where his father fought the Spaniards 45 years previously in the Spanish-American war.

Sgt. Casdorph enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1939, and was one of the first 15 men to land on Guadalcanal in that battle.

He will be buried in Piney Point Cemetery near the home, with military rites conducted by John Brawley, Post 20, American Legion.


Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon, in Jamestown for Allen A. Cass, 50, of Frewsburg, former Chautauqua County attorney, who died Sunday [April 9, 1961] in W.C.A. Hospital, Jamestown, a victim of cancer. Burial was in Frewsburg.


Sherwood C. Castner, 77, of Jacksonville died Friday, September 4, 1998. Mr. Castner was the founder and owner of Sherwoods. He was a United States Marine Corps and United States Army Veteran and a member of American Legion Post #88. Survivors include his wife Vicki Castner; sons, Michael Castner, Patrick Castner, and Mitchell Castner; daughters, Sheryle Troy and Theresa Ard; sister, Arlene Shipe; ten grandchildren. A memorial service will be Tuesday 2:00 P.M. in the Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home Chapel, 4115 Hendricks Ave. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, 32257 in memory of Mr. Castner.


Hansel J. Cato, 77, West Donegan Avenue, Kissimmee, died Monday, June 9 [1997] of a heart attack. Mr. Cato was a schoolteacher. Born in Nashville, Ga., he moved to Central Florida in 1920. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Cato was a World War II Marine veteran. Survivors: brother, Julian R., Orlando; 15 nieces and nephews.


Norris H. Cato, 38, of 426 Kennebec St., died suddenly Sunday afternoon [July 19, 1964] at 5 o’clock while at his work at the Savannah River Plant.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist Church at 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. Malcolm C. Nodine officiating, assisted by the Rev. Fred Lowry.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dorinda Simmons Cato; his mother, Mrs. Pauline J. Cato of Plant City Fla.; two daughters, Sharon Ann and Mary Doreen; one son, Edwin Manning; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Newkirk of Decatur, Ga. and Mrs. Chester Kmiec of Houston, Texas and one brother, Thomas H. Cato of Pierce, Fla.

A native of Pierce Fla., Mr. Cato was a son of Mrs. Pauline Jobson Cato and the late Thomas Edwin Cato. He had lived in Aiken since 1952 and was a Senior Operator, Power Dept., DuPont Co., S. R. P. Mr. Cato was a member of the First Baptist Church and was a veteran of WW II and the Korean Conflict. Intensely interested in Scouting, he had served as Scoutmaster of Troop No. 112 for the past 6 years, was Scoutmaster for the Troop from the Georgia-Carolina Council which attended the National Jamboree in 1960 and had received the Scoutmasters Key in recognition of his leadership in training during 1963. He was also a former leader in the C. A. P. Mr. Cato suffered a fatal attack while at work at the S. R. P.

Friends may call at the home or at the George Funeral Home.


Augustine ``Augie'' Cellanti, 82, of Greensburg, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000, in the Hempfield Manor, Hempfield Township. He was born July 19, 1917, in Greensburg, a son of the late Salvatore and Genevieve Carlini Cellanti. Prior to retirement, he had been the owner and operator of the Town Hotel and The Pitt Restaurant in Greensburg, and later had been a security guard for Robertshaw Controls, New Stanton. He was a member of Maplewood Presbyterian Church, Greensburg, the Mt. Odin Golf Course, Robertshaw Acres Golf Course, a life member of the D.A.V., and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Carmella and Columbia. He is survived by his wife, Lillian Fannell Cellanti; a stepson, Earl W. and his wife, Rebecca Schisler, of Greensburg; a stepdaughter, Judith A. and her husband, James Nicola, of Latrobe; a brother, Louis Cellanti of Greensburg; three sisters, Nicoline Puzzuti of Niagara Falls, N.Y., Flavia Dursa of Virginia Beach, Va., and Dunya Cash of Sumter, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Bacha Funeral Home Inc., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Thomas A. Walters officiating. Entombment with military honors accorded by the Greensburg VFW Post 33 Honor Guard will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park Mausoleum, Hempfield Township.


Brooks Cecil Cely, 78, of 104 Muirfield Drive, died May 20, 1996, at his home. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II and retired from the Corps as a Sergeant Major after 27 years. During his tenure he served on the USS Arkansas and participated in five different battles in the South Pacific. After his military career, he joined his brothers in the operation of Cely Construction Co. in Greenville until his retirement.

He was a member of Easley First Baptist Church, the Coley Cleveland Sunday School Class and the Easley Lions Club.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia Ellison Cely of the home; a step-daughter, Ellison Carriker Jones of Silver Spring, Md., two brothers, Charles Cely and Raymond E. Cely both of Greenville; and a sister, Marion C. Tucker of Greenville.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 300 E. First Ave., Easley, SC 29640. Services: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Funeral Home with burial in Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation: 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


Richard P. "Dick" Cetnar Richard P. "Dick" Cetnar, age 82, born in Chicago, IL, passed away July 1, 2007. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Estelle M. Cetnar, who passed away November 2, 2006; parents: Walter and Helen Cetnar; three brothers: Robert (Lorraine), Raymond and Dennis. Survived by two daughters: Sharon (Ken) Poniatowski of LOFS and Cindy (George) Krenzelak of Lehigh Acres, FL; five grandchildren: Kenneth (Tamara) Poniatowski of Crown Point, IN, Bethany (Matthew) Burroughs of CO, Jeremy Krenzelak of FL, Matthew (Michelle) Krenzelak of Frankfort, IL and Sarah Krenzelak of FL; great-grandchildren: Katherine, Kyle, Angelina, Christian, Aidric, Ava, Alexandria and Annalese; sisters: Irene (late Ed) Stahulak of Chicago, IL, Gerry (late Peter) Stephanites of Chicago, IL and Dolores (late George) Zerebiny of Chicago, IL; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; loving sister-in-law, Frances (late Raymond). Dick served with the U.S. Marines during WWII (Marine Raiders). He retired as a superintendent from Federal Cement Flexicore Products in Hammond, IN. Dick was a member of Local #11 and Local #17 Construction Workers, Hammond, IN. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 6, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at Burns Funeral Home, 10101 Broadway, Crown Point, IN with Rev. Joseph V. Murphy officiating. Entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, IL. Friends are invited to meet with the family at Burns Funeral Home on Thursday, July 5, 2007 from 2:00-8:00 p.m.


Louis Robert Chabolla, Marine Raider WWII, completed his tour of duty on earth April 1, 2006 and was reassigned to guard the gates of heaven upon arrival that day. Louie was born and raised in La Puente, attended Central Elementary and Puente High where upon graduating at 17, lied about his age to enter the United States Marine Corps. After being injured and fighting malaria twice, Louie was honorably discharged and shortly thereafter married Antonia Perez. After several jobs, Louie became a member of L.A. County Road Dept., and retired after 30 years of service. Louie was an active member of his community as well as the VFW where he served as a Commander, and St. Joseph Catholic Church where he ushered, volunteered at Bingo and had a booth at the Fiesta. Louie, known to his family as Daddy, Pop, Grandpa and Poppy, is survived by his wife, Toni, of 63 years, three children, four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two sisters and one brother. He touched his many friends and family with his kindness and love and his physical presence can never be replaced. Louie would have celebrated his 84th, birthday on July 4, 2006. Remember him, on this day and honor his memory by a random act of kindness and/or a smile. This was his way.


Mr. David William Chalkley, 83, of Damascus, died Tuesday evening, Feb. 12, 2008, in Rockville. He was the husband of Mrs. Mary S. Chalkley, with whom he celebrated his 60th anniversary Dec. 27, 2007.

A native of Maryland, he was born Dec. 4, 1924, the second son of Dr. Harold W. Chalkley and Zora Chalkley. He graduated from Bethesda Chevy High School in 1942, where he was selected as the most rugged individual, and enlisted in the Marine Corps in July 1942. He served with the 4th Marine Raiders and 4th Marine Regiment. As a Raider, he saw action at the Viru Harbor/Bairoko, Enogai, and Emirau. With the 4th Marines he fought on Guam and Okinawa and participated in the occupation of Japan, where he took part in the first team to climb Mount Fuji. He earned the Bronze Star, with a Combat V, and a Purple Heart on Okinawa and admiration among his fellow Marines for his initiative in disarming land mines. He took great pride in serving Corps and Country.

In April 1947, still on active duty, he traveled by train from Washington, D.C. to a new duty station in Barstow, Calif. En route, he met Mary Strauss, of Brooklyn, then on vacation. They were married, in Brooklyn, Dec. 27, 1947. Together, they raised eight children. He received his bachelors, on the G.I. Bill, from the University of Maryland in 1955. He subsequently entered a career specializing in the production of semiconductors, with specific electrical and physical properties, made from rare earths. During his first job with the Bureau of Mines, Department of the Interior, at College Park, he received a department meritorious service medal for rescuing a fellow employee from a chemical fire. He retired in 1994, after working primarily for TransTech, now Skyworks Solutions, in Maryland, and for Motorola, in Phoenix, Ariz.

He found his satisfaction and happiness in life in the love and companionship he shared with his wife, in the joy of raising his family, in solving technical and engineering problems, and building things. He kept his own counsel but spoke his mind with alacrity when needed. Always ready to lend a hand, he proved most reliable when the need was greatest. He frequently gave subordinates, who could receive incentive awards, ideas and concepts to improve production so that they and the company could grow. He offered everyone a strong handshake. He called the president of the company and the janitor by their first name and extended a cordial greeting to strangers to make their day a little better. With everyone, he shared a subtle and quick sense of humor. As a working man, he preferred navy blue work clothes, with a pencil in the shirt pocket, to a suit and tie. The latter was always a trademark bolo tie to make him feel more comfortable. He learned by asking questions and searching for answers. Proud of the accomplishments of all his children, he took special notice of two sons who retired from the Marine Corps.

Besides his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Christine of Damascus, Clare Josaitis (Bob) of Gooding, Idaho, Eileen Wardwell (Steve) of Chepachet, R.I., Ellen Lara of Phoenix, Ariz., and three sons, John (Donna) of Sharpsburg, William (Cindy) of Jackson, N.C., and Robert (Nan) of Reston, Va., and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Edward, 1963-1968.

Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17 at the Molesworth-Williams Funeral Home, 26401 Ridge Road, Damascus. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 18, at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, 9250 Damascus Road, Damascus. Father Kevin C. Kennedy will offer prayers. Interment will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, Va.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


AUBURN - Kenneth M. Champlin, 87, of Franklin Street Road, Auburn, entered eternal life, surrounded by immediate family in the Mercy Health and Rehabilitation Center on Tuesday, July 6, 2010. Mr. Champlin was born in Whitinsville, Mass., the son of the late George K. and Annie McIntyre Champlin and resided in Auburn for most of his life. He was a graduate of Oxford High School and following graduation he joined the National Guard. In 1941, he enlisted in the Marine Corps, attaining the rank of staff sergeant and platoon leader of the famous Edson's Raiders. The First Marine Battalion along with the Edson's Raiders and Platoon Leader Kenneth Champlin were the first American troops to engage in battle the Japanese Imperial Army on Aug. 7, 1942. Sgt. Champlin participated in many battles in the Solomon Islands and the South Pacific, including Tulagi, Tasimboko, Edson's Ridge, Matanikau River and Guadalcanal. He was awarded the Purple Heart, the Silver Star, a Presidential Unit Citation, the American Defense Medal, the Asiatic South Pacific Campaign Ribbon, the World War II Victory Medal and the Combat Action Ribbon. Ken was employed by the Auburn Enlarged City School District for 15 years and prior to that, he was a partner with Associated Contractors for 10 years. After his discharge from military service, Ken owned and operated a farm on State Street Road and Mutton Hill Road for many years. Mr. Champlin was very active in the community; he served on the Auburn School Board for five years, as councilman for the Town of Sennett Board for eight years and Town of Sennett supervisor for two years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Auburn for more than 59 years where he served as an elder, trustee, Sunday school teacher, youth fellowship director, Boy Scout leader and youth hockey coach. Surviving is his beloved wife of 64 years, Esther Stieler Champlin, of Auburn; four children, William Champlin and his wife, Lori, of Elbridge, James Champlin and Cindy Menges, both of Auburn, and Jacki Gildard and her husband, James, of Marseille, France; grandchildren, Matt Champlin and his wife, Stacy, of Skaneateles, Joshua Champlin and his wife, Carolyn, of Camillus, Tracy and Julie Menges, of Albany, Michael Champlin, of Elbridge, Becky Gildard, of Elbridge, Jimmy Mac, Angelle and Owen Gildard, of Marseille, France; one great-grandson, Josh Menges, of Auburn; one sister, Barbara Pritchard, of Rhode Island; five foreign exchange students, six foster children, and several 'Buddy' children. Mr. Champlin was predeceased by a daughter, Tari Jo in 1963; and a son-in-law, Greig Menges in 1996. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 10, in the First Presbyterian Church of Auburn, 112 South St., Auburn, with the Rev. Eileen Winter, the pastor, officiating. Friends are invited to call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, at the Brew Funeral Home, 48 South St., Auburn. Interment will take place in Soule Cemetery, Auburn, with full Military Honors. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Auburn, 112 South St., Auburn, NY 13021; or The Salvation Army, 18 E. Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021; or to a food bank of your choice in memory of Mr. Kenneth M. Champlin. Honey/Dad - Semper Fi - Rest in Peace - 'Friend to the end to All'


Inurnment for Robert L. Chapman, 76, will be at 1 p.m. today at Spring Canyon Cemetery in Grand Coulee. Memorial service will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Strate Funeral Home in Grand Coulee.

Mr. Chapman, who was born in Spokane, died Friday [September 5, 1997].

He graduated from North Central High School in 1939.

He served in the Marine Corps during World War II.

In 1948, he married R. Barbara Wigen.

He worked as a power house operator for the Bureau of Reclamation until his retirement in 1974.

Mr. Chapman was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Marine Corps Raider Association.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Steven and David Chapman, both of Grand Coulee; a daughter, Sandee Lust of Medical Lake; and six grandchildren.


Clifford Eugene Charles, 67, died August 28, 1991. He was born in Williamson, W. Virginia. He lived in Jacksonville for the past 3 years and was retired from Eastern Airlines. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of W.W. II. Survivors include his wife, Rachel E. Charles; son, Michael Charles; 3 daughters, Ellen Sanchez, Nora Gene Charles and Karen Hutcherson; sister, Betty J. Riddle; nieces and nephews, Karen Carlton, SueEllen Sexton, Chuck Riddle; and great-niece, Sara Ann Sexton; and 6 grandchildren. Interment in Williamson, W. Virginia. Arrangements entrusted to Harris Mortuary, 2403 Edison Ave.


William F. Cheever, 78, Galveston, died at 2:40 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at Windsor Estate, Kokomo. Born Sept. 18, 1921 in Kokomo, he was the son of Franklin and Eva (Robertson) Cheever. On Oct. 30, 1946, he married Dorothy (Downhour) Cheever

He graduated from North Vernon High School in 1939. He served in the U.S. Marines from 1941 to 1946. He was a corporal serving under James Roosevelt, Company Commander, in the Marine Raiders. He participated in the assault and capture of New Georgia Island; participated in the assault and capture of Emirau Island, St. Matthias Group; participated in the assault and capture of Guam Island; participated in the assault and capture of Okinawa, Ryuku Islands. He received a Purple Heart, four battle stars, Good Conduct Medal, and Asian American Campaign Medal. He retired from Continental Steel with 33 years, in 1983, as a crane operator. He was a member of the U.S. Steel Workers Union; Disabled American Veterans; American Legion Post 777; and Marine Raider Association.

Surviving are his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard L. (Dick) and Lynn Cheever, Russiaville; daughter and fiancé, Pam Gardner, Galveston and Joe Patterson, Kokomo; brother, Robert (Bob) Blessing, Miami, Fla.; sister, Mary McCauley, Kokomo; five grandchildren, Kelly Pratt, Lititz, Pa.; Shannon Pratt, Kokomo; Amanda Wells, Logansport; Shawn Cheever, Indianapolis; Jennifer Lyle, Fishers; five great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Murray Funeral Home, Galveston Chapel. Pastor Nathaniel Urshan will officiate. Burial will be in Galveston Cemetery with full military rites. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


AVON - George Chervenak, 80, formerly of West Mifflin, Pa., died Nov. 29, 2005.

He was born March 12, 1925, in Creighton, Pa., to the late George and Mary Martin Chervenak. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps where he belonged to the Marine Raiders. He retired as a welder, maintenance division of Fisher Body, G.M., West Mifflin, in May 1980. He also was an avid fisherman and reader.

Survivors include his two sons, Bruce (Roxanne) Chervenak and daughter Beth Ann and Brad John Chervenak all of Dravosburg, Pa.; a daughter, Jean Marie (John) Fecho of White Oak, Pa.; a brother, Mike Chervenak of West Mifflin; a half brother, Jim Hodnik of Munhall/West Homestead, Pa.; and former wife, Jean Osborne Wargovich of Laughlintown, Pa.

George was a genuine "diamond in the rough" and will truly be missed by his family and friends, dear friend and former neighbor, Michael Collins now of Florida and Texas, Herta and the late Jim Flannery, now of Sun City, Ariz., Peter Marsh now of Chicago, and Bob Vercheck of Vienna, Va.

Visitation will be held at Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, PA 15110, (412) 466-3300. Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral will be held Friday officiated by the Very Rev. Stephen Chervenak. Interment with military honors will be in Richland Cemetery, Dravosburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Toys for Tots.


James N. Chetwin Sr., 79, of 816 Willis Ave., Syracuse, died Thursday [November 7, 2002]. He was born in Syracuse and graduated from Syracuse University. He was an engineer for many years and retired in 1986 from Pass & Seymour Inc. in Solvay after 13 years. He was a member of West Genesee United Methodist Church, Tipperary Hill American Legion Post 1361 and Loyal Order of Moose 644 in Baldwinsville. He was a life member of Edson's Raiders Battalion Association.

He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. His wife, the former Lillian McAllister, died in 1989.

Survivors: Two daughters, Jodi M. Sawyer of Syracuse and Debra M. Dwyer of Winter Springs, Fla.; two sons, James N. Jr. and Gary M., both of Syracuse; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Greenleaf Funeral Home. Burial, Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse. Calling hours, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 503 W. Onondaga St., Syracuse.

Contributions: West Genesee United Methodist Church, 1700 W. Genesee St., Syracuse 13204.


Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock for Roy Clayton Chick, Marine corporal, who was killed on Okinawa on April 17, 1945. He was born March 9, 1924 in Coryell County, and the family moved to Woodson in 1925. He attended schools there, was an all-star football player before his graduation in 1942.

He enlisted in the Marine Corps November 6, 1942, and took his training in San Diego. He went overseas in April 1943, and participated in campaigns in Guam, Emirau, New Georgia, and Okinawa.

He is survived by his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Chick, and his brother, Harvey, all of Rising Star.

Services will be held in the gymnasium at Woodson, Rev. D. E. McVey, pastor of the Methodist Church of Rising Star, officiating, assisted by Rev. Elliott of Woodson. Military honors will be rendered by the Breckenridge V.F.W. Post. Interment will be in the Woodson Cemetery. The body will remain at the Kiker Funeral Home until 1 o’clock Sunday. Pall bearers will be Hugh Dickie, Jr., George Dickie, Jr., Ben Price, Jr., Robert L. Forest, Sherman Maley, J. C. Cox, Bill Ed Daws and Sid Gilbreath. 


Ben Robert Chittenden Jr. [June 17, 1971] Husband of Sandra, father of Robin and Terry of Phoenix. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Roberts Sr., brother of Mrs. Betty Robins, nephew of Herb and Eleanor Ballo, all of Spokane, Washington. Private cremation r|tes at Greenwood. In lieu of material remembrances, family requests contributions to the Cancer Society, Universal Memorial Center.


S.C."Jack" Chrisco S.C."Jack" Chrisco,85, of San Angelo, left this world on February 21, 2011, after a brave battle with Alzheimer's. He was preceded in death by his parents S.C. Chrisco, Sr., and Bertha Lillian (Boswell), his sister's Mary Lee "Sis", Edna Earl "Tommye" and Clara Mae "Johnnye". He was raised in Izzard County Arkansas and Ballinger. He leaves his beloved wife of 66 years, Juanita (Culwell) Chrisco, his son, Frank Chrisco and wife Ingrid, his daughters Jeanette Findlay Truehardt and April K. Stout, his grandchildren, Zachary Chrisco, Joel Chrisco, Scott Stout, Tina Peters and husband David, Christopher Findlay and wife Jillian, John Findlay and Michael Truehardt, great-grandchildren Priscilla, Phylisha, Preston , Cale, and Me2, and many cherished nieces, nephews and friends . He served in the Marines, the Army Air Corps and the Air Force for more than 20 years. Tours included Guadalcanal and the South Pacific- rifleman, Japan -military police 1948-51, special guard duty to President Roosevelt, Hitchcock AFB - blimp hanger, Hanscom AFB -cook and electronics engineer. Upon retirement in 1963, he worked as a meteorological technician for Lincoln Laboratories and M I T as a civilian Air Force employee. His lifelong passion, farming, included 300+ acres in northeastern Maine where he raised Belted Galloway cattle for 20 years. He returned to Texas where he worked with his nephew, Jessie Merrifield in the construction business in Midland and San Angelo. He and his family owned The Olde Park Hotel in Ballinger, Juanita's birthplace and family business since the early 1920s . They operated a restaurant, bed and breakfast and antique shop. He will be remembered by all as a generous man, funny, loving, and a friend to all. He will be sorely missed. Visitation will be Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and Sunday 10 a.m. till funeral service time. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Heritage Family Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Reception to follow the burial at the funeral home. Our sincere thanks go to Park Plaza Nursing Home, VistaCare and Heritage Family Funeral Home for their care and support.


Clarence Henry "Chris" Christensen, M.D. died on Saturday, August 25, 2007 in Washburn, Wisconsin. Dr. Christensen was born on August 26, 1912 in Salix, Iowa. His father Andrew was a Danish immigrant blacksmith. His mother Marie, who taught him to play the piano, died when he was seven. His three sisters, Viola, Ellen, and Doris, all preceded him in death. He attended school and high school in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. He attended Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa Medical School in 1940. He interned at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth. He married Doris Bahls in 1942. He was in the Navy four years during World War II attached to the Marine Corps. He was with the Marine Raider Battalion on the assault landings in the Pacific at Bougainville, Admiralty Islands, and Guam. He was awarded the Bronze Star at Guam. After the war he returned to Duluth to practice with Dr. P. S. Rudie which later became P. S. Rudie Associates. In 1950 he was recalled to active duty in the Navy for 6 months during the Korean War. He was president of the Lake Superior Medical Society during the formation of the Free Clinic and the Women's Health Center. He was active for several years at the Bethel Society, in the YMCA, then later in scouting with his five sons, attending numerous camps and three different National Scout Jamborees on the medical staff. He was a life member of the NAACP. He served as president of the Head of the Lakes World Affairs Council. He cherished his Danish heritage. In 1962 he took Dory and his six children to Denmark to meet his Danish family. After 62 years in Duluth, Chris and Dory moved to Washburn, WI five years ago to be near their son Donn and his family. He is survived by his wife, Doris; 5 sons, Kenner (Kimberly) of Pinos Altos, NM, Donn (Ann) of Washburn, WI, Odin (Phyllis) of Mancos, CO, Anders (Christine) of Minneapolis, MN, Tore (Janet) of Boulder, CO; and daughter Kristen (Roberto de Souza) of Washburn, WI; and nine grandchildren; six step grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Minnesota. A family and community gathering will take place on Friday, September 28 at 3 PM at West End Park in Washburn, WI. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 29 at 10 AM at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4100 Grand Avenue in Duluth, MN. The Christensen family is grateful to the many people in the greater Washburn community for surrounding Chris and Dory with love and food. We give special thanks to the caring staff at Northern Lights Nursing Home and Regional Hospice.


George S. Christoff Jr. of Mountainside, N.J., passed away peacefully on Sept. 19, 2012, at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, N.J. Mr. Christoff was born in Elizabeth, N.J. and raised in Linden, N.J., before moving to Mountainside 58 years ago. George served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 4-1/2 years. During World War II, he was a member of the Edson Raiders Battalion and received a Presidential Citation and Purple Heart for injuries sustained at the battle of Guadalcanal. George was the president and owner of Westfield Sheet Metal in Kenilworth, N.J., for many years before retiring in 2002. He loved to hunt, fish and play golf. George was a member of the Dream Mile Club in Pennsylvania, Plainfield Country Club and the Amwell Conservatory in Ringoes N.J. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara Trittipoe Christoff, and his son, George N. and his wife, Cathleen.

Mr. Cass, a onetime member of the staff of then .Attorney-General Tom C. Clark, now Supreme Court justice, became the first county attorney in 1945 after his discharge from the Marines in World War II.


Word has been received that Pfc. Jack R. Chuda of the Marine Corps has been killed in action [July 26, 1944] somewhere in the Pacific. Private Chuda had been in the Marine Corps since May, 1942. At San Diego he was the outstanding member of his training platoon. Assigned to a gun crew aboard the U.S.S. Chicago, he and members of the gun crew were mentioned in press dispatches for staying with their guns to ward off enemy planes as the cruiser was sinking. Later he volunteered for the Marine Raiders, and had been in several of the most important Pacific battles.

Chuda worked in the War Department finance office here, before going into the service. He was officer of De Molay, of the Young Builders of Kiwanis, and of the young people's organization of First Presbyterian Church.


James R. Chupp, Jr., age 82, passed away August 22, 2008, after a prolonged illness. Born September 7, 1925, in Atlanta, Georgia. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1942. A veteran of extensive campaigns in the South Pacific during WWII, GySgt Chupp received a Purple Heart for wounds sustained in Guam. He served with the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion (Carlson's Raiders) on Guadalcanal and Bougainville. He was with the 4th Marine Regiment on Guam and with the 1st Brigade at Emirau, later joining the 6th Division for duty on Okinawa and in occupied Japan. He retired from the USMC after 20 years in 1962. During that time he lived in Albany, Georgia, and in 1968 moved to Conyers, making it his home. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Martha H. Chupp, three daughters, Anita C. Parker of Macon, Georgia, Delores C. Cahalane of Canton, Georgia, Kelly C. Cronan of Griffin, Georgia and one son, Samuel H. Chupp of Decatur, Georgia. Surviving grandchildren are P. Bryan Cronan, Jr., Lauren Cahalane and Rowan and Genevieve Hildebrand-Chupp. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations can be sent to Heartland Hospice in Conyers, Georgia.


Frank F. Chaste (Chvastek), 84 passed away on Monday, Nov. 22, 2004. Son of the late Joseph and Sophie (nee Tlachac) Chvastek; brother to the late Joseph Ladd Chaste, the late Mary Chvastek, the late Theresa Bland, the late Angela Schlesinger, and Josephine (Andrew) Johnson; uncle to the late Beverly (John) Logosz, Mary Ann (Bill) Hill, Nora Jane (Michael) Kazor, Virginia Johnson, Mary (John) Sandor, Elizabeth (the late Ted) Skowronski, Margaret (Ed) Reid, Alan Schlesinger, Terrance Schlesinger, John (Linda) Bland, and Thomas (Donna) Bland; and great uncle to many. A Cleveland native, Mr. Chaste moved to the Akron area in 1999. In 1975 he retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 30 years. He has received a commendation for his service there. During World War II, he served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and fought with the 1st Marine Raider Battalion. He was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received on New Georgia Island, Solomon Islands and also received four major campaign stars. His memberships include: the D.A.V. Chapter 35, and the V.F.W. No. 349. Calling hours will be on Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the Dunn-Quigley Ciriello & Carr Fair-Lawn Chapel, 39 S. Miller Rd., Fairlawn, and on Saturday from 10-11 a.m. at the Village at St. Edwards, 3131 Smith Rd., Fairlawn, where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Visiting Nurse, 3358 Ridgewood Rd., Akron, OH. 44333. Dunn-Quigley Ciriello & Carr, Fairlawn, 330-867-7306.


Harry L. Clark Jr., 88, of Midland, went to be with the Lord on March 8, 2013, surrounded by family and friends. He was born on July 31, 1924, in New Orleans, La., to the late Lillian (Vaselak) Clark and Harry L. Clark, joining a large family of Bohemian and English immigrants.

Harry's family moved to Ferndale when he was a young boy. Raised mostly by his beloved mother, a World War I nurse, Harry graduated from high school, immediately joining the Marines to fight in World War II hoping, he said, to "fight a war to end all wars so that his children and grandchildren could be spared that tragedy." Harry joined the elite Marine Raiders unit, 4th Battalion, fighting from 1942-1945 as a sharpshooter, demolitions expert, flamethrower, sniper scout and "whatever they needed a brave Marine to do" to win the war. He was in the South Pacific campaign, which took him to Guadalcanal, Guam, the Solomon Islands, New Georgia and New Hebrides among other locations. He was also assigned to Battalion Intelligence, and made special reconnaissance runs on the Nautilus submarine.

After World War II, Harry attended Eastern Michigan University, where he met and married Sofia "Bunny" Appignani. Harry received a degree in teaching, and taught in Oxford. His family then moved to Midland where he taught English at Northeast Intermediate and was a much loved and remembered teacher, known for his creative teaching skills and special attention to students experiencing tough times. Harry also wrote poetry and short stories, volunteered for the Democratic Party, was a member of the early Midland Theater Guild, belonged to the Bridge Club, and was a happy (and greatly feared) editor of his children's schoolwork.

Harry joined The Dow Chemical Co. as a communications professional, where he was known for his exceptional writing skills, keen intellect and ready wit and was rewarded with a succession of promotions and awards. He wrote countless pieces of literature, speeches and advertisements, traveling the world for Dow. After retiring from Dow after 30 years of service, he opened Clark Communications, carrying on a very successful consultancy.

Harry was known for a big, bellowing laugh that let everyone know where he could be found. He was a true gentleman and gifted storyteller with an unparalleled sense of humor. He had a special gift for making people from all walks of life feel appreciated and better about themselves, and was a respected mentor to many. Harry continued to inspire everyone he met right until the very end. What a wonderful legacy to leave.

Harry enjoyed reading, writing, philosophizing, fishing and spending time with family and friends. He especially enjoyed the family cabin, where he was able to relax, entertain, and enjoy the harmonic sounds of nature except when competing with his wife to catch the biggest fish. Bunny always won.

Harry was preceded in death by his parents; and Bunny, to whom he was married 64 years. He is survived by his six children, Mike (Pam) Clark, Steve (Kelly) Clark, Tim (Barbi) Clark, Katie (Mark) Howison, Patti (Doug) Engwis and David (Chris) Clark. He is also survived by 17 fantastic grandchildren; and 10 adorable great-grandchildren.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dad's personal caregiver, Glenda Dean, the entire staff of Nottingham Place, and Bilye at Heartland Hospice. Your attention to Dad and support for his family was beyond extraordinary.

Visitation will be at the Ware-Smith Funeral Home in Midland on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, from 5-8 p.m. Visitation will also be at Blessed Sacrament on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at 11 a.m., followed by a church service at 12 p.m., with The Rev. Peter J. Gaspeny officiating, and luncheon in the church reception hall at 1 p.m. In honor of Harry's military service, this will be followed by a graveside service with full military honors at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the Literacy Council of Midland or to the U.S. Marine Raider Association.


POTTSBORO - John B. Clark, 86, died at his home on July 5, 2007.

Funeral service was at 1 p.m. on July 9 in the chapel at Johnson-Moore Funeral Home in Denison with Chaplain Ken Paulsen officiating. Burial followed with an Honor Guard from the Marine Corps League at Preston Bend Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Johnson-Moore Funeral Home of Denison.

The family received friends from 4 - 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Clark was born Feb. 13, 1921 to Leslie and Bessie Clark in Louisville, MS. He was raised in the community of Clyde, outside Abilene. He joined the Marines in 1941, right before Pearl Harbor.

During WWII, he served with the elite unit of Carlson’s Raiders in the South Pacific. He retired from Southwestern Bell in 1983. He later moved to the Texoma area in 1988. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Lakeside Post #7873, American Legion Post #231, and the Marine Corps League.

Survivors include a daughter, LuJuana Livingston, Pottsboro; two grandsons, John Criss, Carrollton, and Michael Livingston, Howe; a sister, Betty Blythe, Bowie; a brother, Bill Clark, Bowie; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy M. Key on Oct. 1, 1999.

Pallbearers included John Criss, Michael Livingston, Greg Mitchell, Gary Mitchell, Bill Massenburg, and Ralph Carpenter. Honorary pallbearers were Jim O’Bryan, Olan Kee, and John Hagler.

Memorials may be made to the Volunteer Fire Department, FM 120, Pottsboro, TX 75076, or the Marine Corps League Toys for Tots.


William "Bill" Herbert Clark, a longtime resident of Carolwood Lakeview in Northport and recent resident of Cumming, Ga., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010. Bill was born on April 22, 1925, in Kenneth, Kan. to Ada Odessa Weiss Clark and Joel Clark. As a teenager Bill joined the Civilian Conservation Corps starting out in Boise, Idaho and then worked on trails in Olympic National Park and was briefly a National Park Service employee. In 1942, after outdoor adventures and working with an old trapper named Cougar Mike, Bill lied about his age to join the Third Battalion of the Marine Raiders and fought in World War II. Pfc. Clark fought in the South Pacific where his first stop was New Caledonia and then Guadalcanal. While serving in the Marines, Bill met the heroic Chaplain Paul J. Redmond, who later introduced Bill to Dr. Margaret "Mom" Chung of San Francisco. Mom Chung adopted Bill into her military family as an honorary son Kiwi number 307. Following World War II, Bill briefly left the military only to join the Army where he spent the next 20 years as a Master Sergeant with the 82nd Airborne and as a ROTC rifle coach at the University of Alabama. On July 10, 1950, he married Doris Ellene Baughn of Carbon Hill, and between various posts spent many years living in Northport. Upon retiring from the Army, Master Sergeant Clark worked for the U.S. government in Vietnam. Once he returned from Vietnam he was an investigator for the Alabama Department of Industrial Relations for 20 years. An avid golfer, gardener and jack of all trades, Bill always delighted in talking to people.

William H. Clark is survived by his sons, Keith, Dwight, Randy and daughter, Michele, and his two brothers, Lloyd and Carl Clark.

Clark was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Doris; his sister Marjorie Chance and his brothers Eugene, Kelly and Lawrence Clark.

Funeral services will be held at Sunset Funeral Home in Northport at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park with Sunset Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial provider directing. The family requests donations be made to the American Hospice Foundation, 8013 Majors Rd, Cumming, GA 30041.

Sunset Funeral Home, Northport; 205-345-2900


Military services and burial for Edwin C. Clarke, 83, of 655 Old Seneca Turnpike, Skaneateles, who died Tuesday [June 15, 1982] at Veterans Administration Hospital, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday in Arlington National Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Mr. Clarke was a native of Skaneateles. While a student at Cornell University, Mr. Clarke enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1918 as a private. He was promoted to sergeant, became a warrant officer and retired in 1950 as a captain.

He was a veteran of both world wars and the Korean conflict.

Mr. Clarke was awarded the Medal of Merit by the government of Haiti, the Secretary of the Navy Letter of Commendation, the Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal and several campaign medals.

After his retirement, Mr. Clarke organized and served as president of the Edson's Raiders Association, which was composed of veterans of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.

Mr. Clarke also served 20 years as executive secretary of the 1st Marine Division Association.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Myra Crandell of Aurora and Mrs. Esther H. Clark of Illinois, and several nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to the Skaneateles Area Volunteer Agency Services.

Bertini Funeral Home, Skaneateles, has charge of arrangements.


John A. Cleveland, 87, Independence, MO, passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at the Medical Center of Independence. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 16 at the South Crysler Restoration Branch, 16101 E. Salisbury Rd., Independence, MO, with a visitation from 1 p.m. until service time. Inurnment will be 3 p.m. Saturday, April 17 in Oak Ridge Memory Gardens. Contributions are suggested to the Epilepsy Foundation or a charity of choice. Mr. Cleveland was born January 9, 1917, to John and Sarah (Hufhines) Cleveland in Risco, MO, and had lived in the Independence area since 1948. He had been a Postal Clerk with the Independence Post Office for 27 years, retiring in 1983. He had been a marksman with the Third Battalion Raiders of the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII. He was a member of the South Crysler Restoration Branch where he served as deacon. In 1968, he created a map of Independence, which was circulated by the Police Department. It took 15 years to draw by hand. During that time he would drive around town to find various location points. John was preceded in death by his wife Kathryn S. Cleveland in 1998. He is survived by his daughter Beverly Clipson and husband Brian of Cincinnati, OH; two grandchildren, Katherine and Janine Clipson; sister Iva J. Stone and husband Terrell, Independence, MO; and several nieces and nephews. (Arr. George C. Carson & Sons Funeral Home, 816-252-7900)


Howard Cloe, 84, died March 13, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center. Visitation will be held Monday, March 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Iles Funeral Homes Westover Chapel. As per his wishes, cremation will follow the visitation. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at Zion Lutheran Church, 4300 Beaver Ave, Des Moines. Private burial of his cremains will be held at a later date at Resthaven Cemetery.

Howard was born in Bagley, IA, and had lived in Des Moines for 65 years. He worked for the U.S. Dept. of Labor as a Veterans Employment Representative and retired in 1986. He was a WWII U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, member of Zion Lutheran Church and the VFW. His hobbies included bowling, coin collecting, camping and he enjoyed family gatherings.

Howard is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Lou; and four children, Greg (Jeanne), Denny (Sandy), Lori Jurgens and Rob (Stacy); ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorial contributions may be given to Zion Lutheran Church.

Arrangements by Iles Funeral Homes ~ Westover Chapel.


Eugene J. Cloutier Jr., 59, of 105 Grand View Ave. died Friday [July 3, 1981] in City Hospital. He was a self-employed contractor. He did building and remodeling with the Cloutier Remodeling Co. for 28 years, retiring a year and a half ago.

He was born here, the son of Stasia (Maslowski) Cloutier and the late Eugene J. Cloutier Sr. Besides his mother in Worcester, he leaves his wife, Rita I. (Girouard) Cloutier of Worcester; a daughter, Barbara I., wife of Michael G. Mitchell of Worcester; two brothers, Francis Cloutier of Albany, N.Y., and David Cloutier of Worcester; three sisters, Agnes, wife of Arthur Belair of Worcester, Irene Mahoney of Worcester, Elizabeth, wife of Leonard Green of Millbury; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A son, Eugene J. Cloutier III, died in January.

He was a World War II Marine Corps veteran and later served in the National Guard. He was a former member of the Marine Corps League.

The funeral will be held tomorrow from O'Connor Brothers, 592 Park Ave., with a Mass at 10 am in Our Lady of the Angels Church, 1222 Main St. Burial will be in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. Calling hours at the funeral home are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm today.


Dr. Robert W. Clubb of Bedford, an otolaryngologist, died Saturday [October 17, 1998] at Bedford Veterans Administration Hospital after a long illness. He was 74.

Born and raised in Aberdeen, Wash., he was a resident of West Newton and Waltham for many years, and had lived in Bedford for the past three years.

During World War II, he served in the Marine Corps and received a Silver Star while serving with Edson's Raiders at Guadalcanal for rescuing several wounded men under heavy gunfire.

After the war, Dr. Clubb returned to Washington. He attended Linfild College and graduated with a bachelor's in public health in 1949.

He graduated from Harvard University Dentistry School in 1954, and he received his master's degree in otolaryngology from Harvard University Medical School in 1956.

Dr. Clubb enlisted in the Air Force and served his medical residency at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. At that time, he was among a medical team that worked with astronauts Alan Shepard Jr., John Glenn and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin when they returned from their Mercury and Apollo missions.

Dr. Clubb worked as an otolaryngologist with Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital for many years.

He also worked as an assistant clinical associate professor at Tufts University Dental School.

Dr. Clubb opened two otolaryngology practices on Commonwealth Avenue and Beacon Street. Some of his patients included members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

He was a member of the American Medical Association and Massachusetts Medical Society, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Harvard University alumnus.

He founded the National Asbestoses Foundation, and he was an avid fisherman and coin collector.

Husband of the late Geraldine (Gardner), Dr. Clubb leaves a son, Robert W. Jr. of Waltham; a daughter, Wendy G. Meyer of Winnipeg, Ontario, Canada; a sister, Mary Anne Basich; and five grandchildren.

A funeral service was held yesterday at the chapel of the Brasco & Sons Memorial, Waltham.

A private burial will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, at a later date.

Arrangements by Brasco & Sons Memorial.


Joe Paul Clutter, longtime resident of Clarksville, went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 13, 2006. He was born December 16, 1918, in Hail, to Edna and Grant Clutter. A childhood full of hardships taught Joe the importance of working hard and never giving up. He helped put himself through Texas A&M University by working in the library for 19 cents an hour. A member of the Corp of Cadets, Joe proudly graduated with a degree in agricultural education in 1941. In 1942, Joe volunteered for the U.S. Marines, where he trained and was promoted to second lieutenant. As a member of the Marine Raiders, he was in the first wave to hit the island of Bougainville and repeatedly risked his life to save his men. Lieutenant Clutter also bravely led his men on the battlefields of Guadalcanal and Guam. After returning back home for six months of recuperation in military hospitals, Joe met the love of his life, Velma Burchfield. It was love at first sight. After only three dates, he bought an engagement ring! Joe and Velma had to wait until after the war to get married and were married on December 22, 1945. Joe worked hard to support his family as a planter and soil scientist for the Soil Conservation Service. He enjoyed working outdoors and helping the farmers and ranchers. Simple things in life brought him pleasure: playing a game of checkers or chess, walking in the woods checking out his pine tree farms, or swimming in the ocean with his swim fins. Throughout his life, Joe had a heart for helping others in need. Whether it was a hitchhiker on the side of the road, a renter who was a year behind in paying his rent, someone who was having a hard time financially, children from Save the Children who needed adopting, or friends who needed to be taken to Paris to the doctor, Joe was always ready to help. For several years, he brought smiles to the faces of residents at nursing homes in Clarksville and Paris. Not only did he take the time to visit with them, but he always made their day by handing out quarters so they could buy snacks. Joe Clutter was a devoted husband and father. His faith in God was evident in the Christian example he set for his family and friends. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Clarksville. Joe Paul Clutter will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Clutter; his father, Grant Clutter; his mother, Edna Clutter; his sister, Zalemah Newcomb; and his younger brother, Grant Clutter. Joe Clutter is survived by one daughter, Annette Childress and her husband, Mike, of Longview; one son, Joe Paul Clutter Jr. and his wife, Kay, of Humble; two grandchildren, Katherine Clutter of Humble, and Casey Childress and his wife, Shanna, of Carthage; two great-grandchildren, Taryn Clutter of Humble, and Jayde Madeline Childress of Carthage; two nephews, William Clutter of Osteen, Florida, and Dwayne Clutter of Pleasant Hill, California; and two nieces, Cindy Clutter of Osteen, Florida, and Brenda Chestnut and her husband, Jeff, of Osteen, Florida. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, August 18, 2006, at First Baptist Church of Clarksville. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery of Clarksville. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 501 S. Walnut, Clarksville, TX 75426; or to Greater Hospice of Texas, P.O. Box 9725, Longview, TX 75608. The family will receive friends 12:15-1 p.m., Friday, prior to services, at the church.


Clyde J. Cockrell, age 82, April 24, 2003. Beloved husband of Helen of 55 yrs. Loving father of Susan (Donald) Rogers, David, James (Nancy) and Nancy. Dear grandfather of Jennifer, Erin, Kevin, Mike, and Brian. Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Monday 11 a.m. Charles Step Funeral Home, 18425 Beech Daly Rd., (btwn. 6-7 Mile) Interment Parkview.


A service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2001, in Willamette National Cemetery for Charles Curtis Coffindaffer, who died July 2 at age 82.

Mr. Coffindaffer was born Dec. 8, 1918, in Brooks. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Asia and the Pacific. He was an investigator for the Illinois lottery and then moved in 1985 to Portland, where he was a security guard for Alps and World Security until retiring in 1990. His first wife Helen died in 1985. He married Mary L. Templeton Vanderburg in 1992.

Survivors include his wife; brothers, Glen and Bill; and nieces and nephews.

Remembrances to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation in New York City. Arrangements by Rose City.


Colby, Lawrence R. – Born October 30, 1920 to Rohlin and Neva Colby in Keego Harbor, MI. He graduated from Keego Harbor School. He proudly joined the Marines to fight in World War II. His father was a veteran of World War I. Larry was in the Second Raiders Battalion, "Carlson’s Raiders" Group in the Pacific Islands. They were a self sustaining unit. He once made an amphibious jeep on one island and was elected to go to Officer Training but did not get on the plane and it went down with all lost. He was an avid motorcyclist. He was the first person to have a motorcycle on one of the Pacific Islands he was on. After the war, he came back to work as a heavy equipment mechanic. He worked for numerous companies in Detroit and one in New Jersey, and for Ryder Truck in Pontiac. He invented a gypsum pump machine and was also a welder, fabricator and great car mechanic. He would help someone and ask them not to pay him back but to help someone else instead. He was married to Helen Hart Walles on May 7, 1969. She died on October 7, 2000. He has been married to Betty J. Coy-Arvin Colby, his present wife, since November 5, 2001. She has done much to keep him going and kept the family together. Larry was a member of Heritage Baptist Church and American Legion Post #149. After a sudden illness he went to be with the Lord on Saturday night, October 10, 2009. He is survived by his wife Betty; her children, Christian (Kate) Clarke of Holly, Cathy (Ed) Ryan of Orangefield, CA, Connie Clarke of Carmel, CA, Cherie (Paul) Rashid of Pickney, Christine Palmer of Holly; other step-children are Bev (John) Lisee of Rancho Mirage, CA, Pat Gilbert of Clarkston, Deb Walles of Dallas, TX, and Jerry Walles of Reklaw, TX. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be missed greatly by family and friends. Visitation will be at Dryer Funeral Home, 101 First St., Holly from 2-9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2009. The funeral service will be at the Heritage Baptist Church of Grand Blanc Wednesday, October 14, 2009 11 a.m. The Pastor Carl Petty will be officiating. Interment will be at the Pine Lake Cemetery in West Bloomfield. If you are inclined to make a donation, you can make them to the American Cancer Society or The Greater Detroit Society for the Blind.


Bernard Cole, 40, Mentone, died Tuesday [March 10, 1964] at 8:15 a.m. in Parkview Hospital at Fort Wayne after an illness of three weeks. Death was due to cancer.

Born March 14, 1923, at Wabash, he had moved to Mentone three years ago from Tipton, where he resided most of his life. His marriage was Dec. 24, 1945, to Annabelle Mott, who survives.

Mr. Cole was a member of the Mentone Methodist Church, Mentone American Legion, Scottish Rite at Indianapolis, Austin Lodge at Tipton, OES at Tipton, Kosciusko County Shrine and was past exalted ruler of the Elks Lodge at Tipton.

He was a veteran of World War II, having received the Purple Heart while serving in the Marine Corps.

Also surviving are his mother, Mrs. Paul Guilkey, Tipton; four children, Steve, 17; Susan, 15; Diane, 13, and John, 8, all at home; a brother, Roger, Fort Smith, Ark.; two sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Barbara) Morehead, Kokomo, and Mrs. John (Patricia) Mohler, Atlanta, Ind.; three step-sisters, Mrs. Sam Zaring, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Mrs. Ralph Cline, Ekin, Ind., and Mrs. Thelma Augieres, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the King-Reed funeral home at Mentone with the Rev. Glenn Compton officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Karl Burton Coleman, 85, of Charlottesville, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006 at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville following a brief illness.

He was born on Feb. 24, 1921 in Williamson. Mr. Coleman was a graduate of Belfry High School, Belfry, Ky. In 1952, he graduated from the University of Miami, Fla., with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Management. Mr. Coleman was the eldest son of the late Everett Shannon and Flora Coleman. He retired as an entrepreneur of the Southland Corporation in Charlottesville and had the pleasure of receiving an excellence business award of top sales on the East Coast. Mr. Coleman was married to the late Madeline Coleman, daughter of the late Hufford and Maude Looney of Roseann, Va.

He is survived by two daughters, Antonia Shonnane Looney Coleman and Lisa Renee Coleman-Gorak of Charlottesville; one brother, Amos Jean (AJ) Coleman and his wife Edna Smith Coleman of Homecreek, Va.; one sister, Ruth Stiltner Stanley and her husband Ersel Stanley of Hardy, Ky.

Mr. Coleman was preceded in death by one brother, Everett Shannon Coleman Jr. and his wife Linda Coleman, Sacramento, Ky.; one sister, Grace, deceased at infancy; one grandson, Joseph Shannon Gorak, Charlottesville; and many nephews and nieces.

Mr. Coleman was a member of the Special Forces unit of the First Marine Raider Battalion of the U.S. Navy during World War II. For exhibiting brave service during the raid of Guadalcanal he received the Navy Cross. He also served during the Korean conflict era and was Chief of Medical Services. He was honored in the "Guadalcanal Diary" for his act of bravery and medical expertise. Mr. Coleman was also was named in the book "Out in the Boondocks."

Funeral services for Karl Burton Coleman will be conducted Monday, Oct. 30, 2006 at 1 p.m. at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel in Grundy, Va. with Evg. Michael Trent of Little Prater Church of Christ and Evg. Mike Rife of Vansant Church of Christ officiating with burial to follow in Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, Va.

Friends may call at Grundy Funeral Home Chapel today at 6 p.m. with services at 7:30 p.m.

Active pallbearers will be Gregory Alan Lovell, Stanley Terrence Lovell, Timothy Aaron Lovell, Kenneth Karl Reynolds II, Christopher Sean Beverlin, and Gary Coleman.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ersel Stanley, Jerry Coleman, Steve Elgin, Charles Ratliff, Ronnie Coleman, Dorsey Merton Looney and Gary Frederick Lovell.

Mr. Coleman will receive full military honors and rights to be conducted by members of John Ratliff Post No. 164 of the American Legion at Mountain Valley Memorial Park Cemetery, Big Rock.

Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy is in charge of all arrangements.


Robert Thomas Coleman, 81, a resident of Summerdale for 55 years, died Wednesday, [July 2, 2003] in Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsboro Twp.

He was born September 28, 1921 in Harrisburg, a son of the late David and Mae Hoffman Coleman.

He retired from the federal government after 37 years, having worked at Olmstead Air Force Base, Andrews Air Force Base and Army Map Service of Washington, D.C. He also worked at the Camp Hill Post Office. He was a 1939 graduate of John Harris High School. He was a First Marine Raider in World War II, serving in the South Pacific and the Solomon Islands. He became a charter member of the Patrick Milano Marine Corps League. In the 1950s and 1960s, he was a Boy Scout Leader at the Market Square Presbyterian and Summerdale Methodist Churches.

He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, the Disabled American Veterans (DAV); the Harris Ferry Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), where he served as President for 3 years; the Dauphin County Historical Society; the Dauphin and Halifax Historical Society and the Enola American Legion. For 10 years he was the secretary of the Enders Family Association and was an active member and past President of the First Marine Edson Raiders Association.

He was the widower of Gladys Greenabaum Coleman, who passed away in 1978.

He is survived by his wife, Bessie J. Luckenbaugh Coleman; 5 children, Robert D. Coleman, Jr., of Okemos, MI, Thomas D. Coleman of Pleasanton, CA, Janice Fristad of Leesburg, VA, Steve Luckenbaugh of Easton, PA, and Sue Jackson of Mechanicsburg, PA; a brother, Ronald Coleman of Enola, PA; a sister, Jeanne Brady of Deltona, FL; and 9 grandchildren, Sara and Jon Coleman of Okemos, MI, Jenny of Oklahoma City, OK, David Coleman of Mechanicsburg, PA, Sherry Fristad of Leesburg, VA, Kristin Jackson of Baltimore, MD, Kelly Jackson of Mechanicsburg, PA and Daniel and Lauren Luckenbaugh of Easton, PA.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, in Emmanuel Baptist Church, Mechanicsburg. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Monday, in Fairview Cemetery, Enders, PA. Viewing will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Monday in his church.

Richardson Funeral Home, Inc., Enola, is handling the arrangements.

At the request of the family, please omit flowers. Contributions may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 4681 E. Trindle Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050; American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Avenue, Suite 202, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or American Kidney Foundation, 4813 Jonestown Road, Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17109.


COLIP, Ralph F., 54, of 910 W. Miracle Mile, passed away April 15, 1970. Survived by mother, Mrs. Lela H. Shambleau; son, Michael, of South Bend, Ind. Services and interment will be in South Bend, Ind. Friends may call at the Arizona Mortuary, University Blvd. at Stone, Friday afternoon and evening.


COLLINS, Jeremiah D. Jr. 87, of St. Petersburg, passed Wednesday, June 20, 2012. He was a Marine Corps Raider serving during WWII and then the Korean War. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Carmela; children, Barbara, Carol, Jeremiah III, Colleen, Anthony, Phyllis, Patricia, Helen and Carmine; brothers, John and Tommy; 14 grandchildren and 2 great- grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4-8 pm on Sunday, June 24th at Anderson McQueen, 2201 Dr. MLK St. N., with a prayer service at 6 pm. A service will be held at 9:30 am on Monday, June 25th at St. Jude the Apostle Cathedral, 5815 5th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to American Cancer Society. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home.


Dewey C. "Bill" Colwell, 89, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Graveside service: 11:30 a.m. Monday in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Bill proudly served his country during World War II as a United States Marine, serving as a Marine Raider. He was an avid fisherman and loved to fish with his brother, Henry. He also looked forward to his bi-weekly 42 games with Roger and Doc. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of White Settlement. Bill loved to provide the fish for the church's annual fish fry. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Colwell, in 2011. Survivors: daughters, Charlotte Barger and husband, Joey, and Karen Wright and husband, Steve; brother, Henry Colwell; sister, Pat Robinson; grandchildren, Sherry Barger, Becky Spielmaker, Kelly Costanzo and Kristin Pollard; and six great-grandchildren.


Paul James Conklin, of Chesaning, surrounded by family, died peacefully late Wednesday evening, October 25, 2000, following a lengthy illness.

He was born on May 5, 1915, to Roy and Emma (Zendler) Conklin in Hazelton Township. He grew up in the New Lothrop area. After graduation from New Lothrop High School, he attended Central Michigan University and served in the U.S. Marine Corps’ Edson Raiders Battalion during World War II. He married Margaret Mary Riley on January 1, 1947, at St. Paul Churchin Owosso. Together they raised six children.

Paul began working as a barber in the Chesaning/New Lothrop area and retired in June of 1980 from the V-8 Engine Plant in Flint. Following his retirement he returned to barbering on a part-time basis. He will be remembered for the care, concern, and love he had for his family; for his sense of humor; and for his ability to go out of his way to help others, whenever he could.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret of Chesaning; two daughters and their spouses, Sue (Bernie) Uehlein of Chesaning, Anne (Bill) Winiarski of Linden; three sons and their spouses, Tom (Kathy) Conklin of Saginaw, Hugh (Sue) Conklin of Chesaning, and Don (Becky) Conklin of Ft. Defiance, Virginia; two sisters, Minnie Johnson of New Lothrop, and Leona McKone of Flushing; brother-in-law, Jim Rose of Saginaw; and an aunt, Doris Murphy of Flint. Survivors also include 27 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents; a younger brother, Don; and his son, Ed.

Visitation will be held at the Misiuk Funeral Home, in Chesaning, today from 2 to 9 p.m., with a Scripture service at 6:30 p.m.; and at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, in Chesaning, on Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. The Mass of Resurrection, celebrating Paul’s life, will begin at 1 p.m. with Most Reverend Kenneth E. Untener, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw, presiding. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in New Lothrop.

In accord with Paul’s wishes, those who would like to offer an expression of sympathy are encouraged to make a memorial gift to the charity of their choice instead of sending flowers and plants.


John William Connolly, Nov. 22, 2008, former resident of San Ramon, resident of Rossmoor. Loving husband of Bertha; cherished brother of Margaret Collins, Dolores Dillon, William Connolly, Gerard Connolly; devoted father of Patricia Atallah (Mike), Michael (Mary), John Paul (Debra) and to Linda Alworth, Curtis Hayes, Carol Borst, Julie Marshall; beloved grandfather of Brian, Megan, Amyra, Michael, Jenna, Molly, Adam and to Lance, Brett, Garrett, Zachary, Tassara, Hannah Rose; great-grandfather of 4; dear uncle of 11. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, and his sister, Muriel (Sister Margaret Andre). Born in Brooklyn, New York to John Paul and Margaret Harvey Connolly, John served as a Marine in WWII with 1st and 2nd Raider Battalions and received the Purple Heart during the battle for New Georgia in the Solomon Islands. He retired in San Ramon after a 35-year career as a Navy civilian firefighter, fire chief and 12th Naval District Fire Marshall, having served in Rota, Spain, Massachusetts and California. In 2006 he and Bertha moved to Rossmoor. A mass will be celebrated Tuesday, December 16, 10 am at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Walnut Creek.


Paul Phillip Connors Sr., age 87, died peacefully on Friday, September 8, 2006. He lived in Havertown, PA with his loving wife of 53 years, Ada Francis DeVio Connors. Mr. Connors was a decorated WWII Veteran who served 10 years in the U.S. Marines and retired with the rank of Captain after 10 years in the US Army. He served with the Third Marine Raider Battalion in the South Pacific as a Staff Sergeant in the Scouts and Snipers in campaigns on Bougainville and Russell Island among others. He earned the honor of Expert Rifleman and also earned his private pilot's license. He went on to serve in the Counter Intelligence Corps after the war and spent time in China and then in Europe, where he met his wife Ada, in 1949. In the 1980s he partnered with his good friend Angelo Buquicchio to form a successful copier supply company named High Yield Toner Corporation and retired at the age of 78. He was father to three sons, Carlo DeVio Michael Connors, Paul Phillip Connors, Jr. and Paul Edmund Connors. He was a devoted grandfather to Thomas Joseph, Callie Rebecca and Paul Chase. He caddied often during his early years and loved to play golf, and later watch it on television. He also loved cooking terrific meals on Sunday afternoons and sitting at the head of the family dinner table talking politics or business, telling stories, telling jokes and listening to the laughter of his family and friends. Family and friends are invited to a private memorial service held in West Chester, PA at the home of close relatives. Memorials can be made in his name to the Veterans Administration Hospice Unit in Coatesville, PA, 1400 Blackhorse Hill Rd., Coatesville, PA 19320 where he received excellent and loving care in his final days.


William C. Connors, 76, of Freehold died Nov. 23 [2001] at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in Hudson, N.Y., he lived in Middletown for 32 years before moving to Freehold two years ago. He was a national sales manager for the National Distillers & Chemical Corp., New York City, where he was employed for 36 years, retiring 13 years ago. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific from 1942 to 1946. He was a member of the U.S. Marine Raider Association; the U.S. Marine 6th Division Association; American Legion Post No. 168, Red Bank; a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6712, Massachusetts; a life member of Disabled American Veterans; and a member of Cpl. Philip A. Reynolds Detachment Marine Corps League, Freehold. He was a member of the Beacon Hill Country Club, Atlantic Highlands; a past exalted ruler, Elks Lodge No. 233, Red Bank; a member of the Happy Days String Band; and a musician with Sal Michael’s Music Makers. He was also a part-time employee of Hominy Hill Golf Course, Colts Neck. He is survived by his wife, Alice; three sons and a daughter-in-law, James Connors of Boynton Beach, Fla., William and Lori Connors of Lakeworth, Fla., and William Mergner of Readers, Pa.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jane and Eric Atherton of Middletown, and Maureen Stewart of Middletown; and two grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery, Arnytown. Memorial donations may be made to Red Bank Elks No. 233, 40 W. Front St., Red Bank 07701.


FRANKFORD — Rhel D. Cook, 92, of Frankford passed away Thursday October 18, 2012, at the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center after a long illness.

Born August 19, 1920 at Raleigh County, WV, he was the son of the late Edward Cook and Belvie Louise Petry Yates.

In addition to his parents, Rhel was preceded in death by his step-father, Henry Yates; an infant son, Jack Cook; a grandson, Edward McLeod, and a sister, Ellene Chittam.

He was a member of Emmanuel Open Bible Church at Vago, WV. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1938 to 1961 and retired as a First Sergeant. He was a member of the American Legion Post 69 of Lewisburg, the VFW Post 4940, was a member of Greenbrier Lodge No. 42 Masonic Lodge and was a member of the National Rifle Association. He was also a referee for the NRA, was a counselor for Boys State for 30 years and was a local electrician.

Survivors include his wife, Betty R. Hefner Cook; children, James D. Cook of Inwood, WV, Carol McLeod and husband Thomas of Colorado Springs, CO, Rhelda Hanson and husband Richard of Inwood, WV, Sam Lister and wife Terri of Galloway, OH, Steve Lister and wife Rebecca of Milton, WV, and James Lister and wife Amy of Scottown, OH; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Emmanuel Open Bible Church, Vago, with the Rev. Gary Devart, Rev. Debbie Devart and Rev. Lula Collins officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at the Lewis Chapel Cemetery at Vago.

The family will receive friends Friday, October 19, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Emmanuel Open Bible Church at Vago.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.


Robert J. Cook [January 31, 2005], beloved husband of the late Elsie (nee Helton) Cook, loving father of Robert L. and Larry E. Cook, proud grandfather of Jaxon Cook, Justin Cook, and Kimberly Hacker, caring great grandfather of Tristen, Ava, and Tobias Cook, and Brooklyn and Jacob Hacker, dear brother of the late Bess Stanley, Russell, Ralph, and Paul Cook, cherished son of the late Herman and Anna (nee Zinsley) Cook.

Mr. Cook was a WWII Marine Raider Veteran.

Visitation: Friends received from 6-8 PM on Thursday, February 03, 2005 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, 129 N. Riverside Dr., Loveland, Ohio 45140

Funeral Service: Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, February 04, 2005 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, 129 N. Riverside Dr., Loveland, Ohio 45140

Interment: Rest Haven Memorial Park, Evendale, Ohio

Family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the Warren County Humane Society, P.O. Box 313, Lebanon, OH 45036.


Chester C. Cooper, who passed away on May 25, 2013, was born in 1924 in Hollywood, California. His mother passed when he was young and he grew up with his father and sister, Jane. He graduated from Hollywood High in 1943 and immediately joined the United States Marine Corps. He proudly served during World War II in the Pacific Theatre with the USMC Raiders. He is a Purple Heart recipient for injuries received during the battle for Okinawa. He was a teacher and guidance counselor with the San Diego School District for more than 30 years, before retiring to play golf, a game he loved, and to spend more time with his family. He will be remembered as a beloved husband to Rosalie, his wife of 58 years who passed in 2011, father to Kevin, Celine and Rosanna, father-in-law to Brian and Ellen, grandfather to Ken and wife Jamie, and to Emily, Brian Jr., Benjamin, and Abigayle, and great-grandfather to Marlie and Tytan. A public funeral mass with military honor guard will be held at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in Oceanside on June 10, 2013 at 1:30. An informal get together with coffee and cookies will immediately follow in the parish center. Chester will be privately interred with Rosalie at Fort Rosecrans at a later date. He specifically requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the rebuilding fund at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church.


Funeral services for William "Bill" Howard Cooper will be held on Saturday, August 21, at 11:30 a.m. at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home in Lafayette. Mr. Cooper, 88, passed away Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at the Rayne Guest Home.

Interment will follow in Fountain Memorial Cemetery in Lafayette.

Rev. Ira Robinson, Pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church in Lafayette, will officiate.

Mr. Cooper was born on November 21, 1921 in El Dorado, Arkansas. He spent most of his life in Louisiana, growing up in Tullos and Iowa, and spent his adult years in Jennings, Rayne and Lafayette. Bill worked in the oilfield for more than 50 years, working during that time for Sun Oil Co., Delta Gulf Construction Co., SOLOCO and Eagle Consulting. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Lafayette for thirty-five years. Bill was also a Mason and Shriner with Habibi Temple of Lake Charles.

Mr. Cooper was a proud veteran of World War II, having served admirably in the Pacific Theater as a Marine Raider. He wrote and published a book in 2003 about his wartime experiences, entitled Hell in Paradise. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a charter member of The National World War II Museum.

Bill loved nothing more than being with his family and they will miss his broad smile and quick wit. He was a superb host known for his barbeques and parties. He also enjoyed writing, gardening and traveling.

Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Joyce Neal Cooper; his three children, Troy Cooper and his wife, June, of Dallas, TX, Judy Rhodes and her husband, Robin, of Lafayette, and Karen Gallaspy, also of Lafayette. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Rachel Rossler of Forney, TX, Ben Cooper of Fort Worth, TX, Travis Rhodes of New Orleans, William Gallaspy of Little Rock, AR, and Abby Rhodes, Grace Gallaspy, Holden Rhodes and Allison Gallaspy, all of Lafayette; and great-grandchildren Hannah and Jack Rossler, Grant and Lauren Cooper and Ellie Rhodes.

Mr. Cooper was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Hattie Langley Cooper of Tullos, LA; four siblings, Walter Cooper, Brownie Cooper Wilder, Gladys Cooper Jones and Floyd Cooper; and one son-in-law, Lee Gallaspy.

Pallbearers are William Gallaspy, Troy Cooper, Ben Cooper, Alex Rossler, Holden Rhodes, and Travis Rhodes.

The family will receive visitors at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home in Lafayette on Saturday, August 21, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. until time of services.

Fountain Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery of Lafayette, (337) 981-7098, 1010 Pandora St. is in charge of arrangements.


Howard N. Corbett, May 3, 2004, age 83. Late of Olympia Fields, formerly of Homewood. Beloved Husband of the late Aleen S. nee Rosenburger. Dear Father of Howard N. [Nancy-Kate] Corbett, Jr. of Mechanicsville, VA and Paul M. [Shirley] Corbett of Richton Park. Cherished Grandfather of Amber, John and Erin Corbett. Survived by one brother Charles Corbett of Delaware. Retired Registered Pharmacist, Ingalls Memorial Hospital, Dominic’s Finer Foods. Volunteer with many civic youth organizations in Flossmoor and Homewood. Former Village of Homewood President [1/2/73 to 5/8/73] and Village Trustee [1965-1973]. Served in World War II, South Pacific Theater in the U.S. Marine Corps, 5th Marine Division, 2nd Marine Raider Battalion and recipient of the Purple Heart. Resting at the Tews Funeral Home, 18250 S. Dixie Hwy., Homewood Friday from 3:00 p.m. until the time of Memorial Services at 7:00 p.m. Memorials to Military Order of the Purple Heart, 2646 Chicago Rd., South Chicago Heights, IL 60411 or the Disabled American Veterans, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Springs, KY 41076 would be appreciated. 708-798-5300


Washington, Aug. 12 Two Coloradoans are among 82 casualties announced by the Navy, including dead, wounded and missing.

James Jasper Corbett, son of Virgil Homer Corbett of Wiley, was listed as dead [July 8, 1943].


Joseph A. Corbin [May 18, 2001] was born near Wolf, OK, on February 22, 1924, the third child of Earnest B. and Edith Roach Corbin. He attended Junior High and Senior High schools in Konawa, Okla. graduating as salutatorian of the class of 1940. He served in the Second Marine Battalion of Carlson's Raiders in the South Pacific during World War II, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. He also served in Korea with the Marine Corps in 1950 and 1951. He was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. Most of his adult life was spent as an independent petroleum engineer and businessman in Abilene, Texas.

Joe is survived by a son, Kevin Corbin, of Mandeville, LA; a sister, Julia Corbin Commons of Grass Valley, CA; and a brother Densel G. "Jerry" Corbin of Belton, TX.

The body was cremated. Private services were held in Konawa. May he rest in peace.


Robert E. "Bob" Corcoran passed away Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at the age of 89. Service: Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Name Catholic Church in Fort Worth. Visitation: The family will receive friends 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Interment: Robert will be laid to rest at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Bob was born June 23, 1921, to the late Victor and Sophie Corcoran in Big Spring. He proudly served our country by enlisting in the Marine Corps and served in World War II. Bob was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church for over 62 years. He volunteered for the seniors’ center for more than 18 years and volunteered for the Kennedale Fire Department as an EMT. Bob was dearly loved, admired and respected by many and will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Sophie Corcoran; and brother, Paul E. Corcoran. Survivors: Loving wife of 62 years, Florence Corcoran; daughters, Mary Ann Merlau and husband, David, and Cathy Lynn Maguire and husband, David E.; niece, Debbie Quintanilla; sister-in-law, Debbie Ballard; and numerous church friends.


Arthur Corella, 83, passed away in Huntsville, AL, on the 28th of February, 2006. Although born in Long Beach, CA, Art was raised in downtown Tempe, AZ. In the late 1930s he was a sports minded student at Old Tempe High. Both he and younger brother, Robert, also deceased, played baseball at the historic stone baseball field. Before graduating, the family moved to Redding, CA, where his father worked on Shasta Dam. The parents, Victoria Ruiz Moreno and Frank Redondo Corella, were descendants of Spanish military personnel from Arizona's Tubac Presidio. In the 1700s, relatives traveled in first expeditions to Alta, CA and various missions; they stayed to settle Rancho Azuza de Duarte, San Jose de Buenos Aires and Rodeo de Aguas. In 1941 Art graduated from Shasta High and received a football scholarship to Loyola Marymont. College was halted by enlistment in WWII. As a Marine Raider in the 4th Battalion, he fought in the Pacific, including the Solomon Islands, New Georgia, Guam and Marianas. Art was one of only 48 Raiders out of 1,000 to make it to Okinawa in 1945. All 48 survivors had been wounded at least once. He was decorated with the Purple Heart among other medals. Later he served in the Communist China Aggression and United Nations Offensive in Korea. In May 2001, a ceremony took place to unveil a monument that honored men and women from Shasta High who were casualties of WWII, Korea and Viet Nam. With jets flying overhead, Art was able to stand and accept the War Memorial Medal from the Republic of South Korea. Art fought Parkinson's disease valiantly for 20 years, even enduring an experimental brain surgery (while he was awake) which did successfully control tremors. Art's life work in peacetime was devoted to Shasta Dam and community projects. He loved Notre Dame football games, baseball and golf. Art leaves behind many friends and relatives in Redding, CA, as well as in Madison, AL. His laugh, twinkling blue-grey eyes and inner strength will be cherished memories for his five proud and grateful children. From a first marriage are son, Mark Corella, granddaughter Krystal Ann Corella and great-granddaughter, Kody Mahoney, of Martinez, CA; grandson, Chad Westergaard and newborn great-granddaughter, Rachel, of Richmond, CA; daughter, Carolyn Gip Gagnon, grandsons, Tony and Gaylord Gagnon and great-granddaughter, Lauren Marie, of Chandler, AZ. Art remarried and at his side for 54 years was his wife, Billye Dale. Their children are: son, Craig Corella, grandchildren, Nick, Thomas, Lauren, and Crystal Corella, of Yuba City, CA; daughter, Corlis Kent, and grandson, Tyler Kent, of Boise, ID; granddaughter, Tracy Baeckler and great-granddaughter, Alexandra, of San Jose, CA; daughter, Sheri Comer, and grandchildren Chris Comer and Courtney Burrows, of Huntsville, AL. Two newborn great-grandsons, Grayson Burrow and John Franklin Comer, arrived to please him shortly before his passing. Art's remains will return to Redding, CA, where a celebration of his life journey is planned to take place in May at the new Northern California Veterans Cemetery he helped to establish.


NEW BEDFORD — The Rev. John E. Cosmos, 83, of E. Freetown, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of the late Marion E. (Cornell) Cosmos.

Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Joseph and Adelaide E. (Lemos) Cosmos, he had lived in E. Freetown for most of his life.

Rev. Cosmos was the pastor of the former South Christian Church of All Nations. A veteran of the Korean Conflict and WWII, he served his country in the United States Marine Corps and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. Prior to his retirement in 1990, he was a mason for Algonquin SNG Gas in Freetown.

Survivors include 2 sons: James F. Smith of E. Freetown and William A. Smith of Southington, CT; 3 brothers: Joseph Cosmos, Jr. of Walcott, CT, William Cosmos of Watertown, CT and Freddy Cosmos of Walcott, CT; 2 sisters: Beverly Hurbon of Walcott, CT and Joan LaBonte of Walcott, CT; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was grandfather of the late William A. Smith and brother of the late Theresa, Frank, Charlie, Larry and Bobby.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirby Funeral Home, 61 Tarkiln Hill Rd., New Bedford.


Pfc. Ray F. Costello, 19, is the latest Marine youth to give up his life for his country, according to an official cablegram received here yesterday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Costello, West Jackson Street. The message was dated July 19 and signed by H. Holcomb, Lieut. General, U.S.M.C. Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps from the War Department at Washington.

The message read “Deeply regret to inform you that your son, Pfc. Ray F. Costello of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, was killed in action [July 1, 1943] in the performance of his duty and in the service of his country. To prevent possible aid to our enemies you will please not divulge the name of the ship or station. The present situation necessitates temporary interment in the locality where death occurred and you will be notified accordingly. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. A letter will follow.”

Ray was born in Ottawa and was 19-years-old last Wednesday, July 14. He enlisted in the Marines, Sept. 11, 1942 and in a short time was made a member of the Marine Raiders after training in San Diego, Cal. The last his parents heard of him he was at Russell Islands in the Pacific area. The Raiders are known as the attacking squad in land fighting.

He is a graduate of Morris High School. The family came to Morris when Ray was a baby and has resided here since. The father was a soldier in the First World War and is a member of the American Legion. Besides his parents he leaves a brother, Thomas, 20, who is also in the service, having enlisted in aviation Dec. 15, 1942. He is a cadet flyer and expects to receive his wings in November, 1943 at Hutchings, Kan. flying field. His sister, who is now Mrs. Betty Morris, is a lieutenant in the WACS and is stationed at a recruiting station in San Francisco. Her husband is a lieutenant on a submarine somewhere in the Pacific area.

The Costellos have another daughter, Delores, at home.


WICHITA FALLS, Tex., Dec. 1 (AP) – The body of Stanley Cotton, 31, Wichita Falls, was recovered today from the waters of Lake Wichita.

Cotton and Elvin L. Hill, 28, also of Wichita Falls, disappeared Friday [November 29, 1952] while duck hunting. Hill’s body was recovered yesterday.


David A. Courcelle, 89, of Cedar Rapids, passed away in his home on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, following an extended illness. Per David’s wishes, no services will be held. He will be inurned at a later date at Cedar Memorial Park Mausoleum. Arrangements entrusted to Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 68 years, Janetann; his daughter, Jodie A. Courcelle of Cedar Rapids; his grandchildren, Jeremy Courcelle, Jamie Cormier and husband Jonathan, Jillian Wenzel and Jonathan Wenzel, all of Cedar Rapids; and his great-grandchildren, Anikin and Jerdrick Courcelle, Luckie and Madison Cormier and Calla Marie and Camille Wenzel.

Also surviving are his brother, Ralph Courcelle and wife Camille of Albany, N.Y.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and three sisters.

David Arthur Courcelle was born March 31, 1923, in Rutland, Vt., the son of Jerome and Mary E. (Rogers) Courcelle. He attended Mount Saint Joseph’s Academy in Rutland. David served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps during World War II in the Elite 4th Marine Raider Bn. He participated in the capture and defense of Guadalcanal and the New Georgia Group Operation. After combat and hospital time, he was transferred to Washington D.C. He did guard duty at the U.S. Navy Department on Constitution Avenue. He received his medical discharge from the U.S. Naval Hospital at Bethesda, Md., in June 1945. While in Washington, he met Janetann Kallansrud, and they were married on Nov. 30, 1944, at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Albany, N.Y. David later worked for REA Railway Express/Air for 30 years, in various positions that included driver, clerk and depot agent. He was a member of the American Legion and St. Pius X Catholic Church. He watched many sports but especially delighted in watching Notre Dame and Iowa football. Above all, his greatest love was being with his entire family.

He will be greatly missed.


George Allen Courtney, 79, passed away April 11, 2004 in Lake Havasu City. George was born July 29, 1924 in Fresno, CA and had lived in California and Canada prior to settling in Lake Havasu over 18 years ago. George was an avid golfer who helped to organize the s Men’s Golf Club. He was a member of the American Legion, the Elk’s Lodge, Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Marine Corps League of Lake Havasu, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He will be remembered for his love of life, his huge social network of friends, and his infamous St. Patrick’s Day parties. A widower since 2001, he is survived by his son, Michael Courtney; his daughter, Pat O’Neil; his ex-wife, Lydia Courtney; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A memorial service will take place on Thursday, April 15, 10:30 AM at Lietz-Fraze Chapel. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice of Havasu, PO Box 597, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86405 in George’s name. George’s family appreciates the care, kindness and comfort he received during the last week of his life by Havasu Regional Medical Center, Hospice of Havasu and Prestige Assisted Living Facility at Claremont. Arrangements were entrusted to Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home & Crematory.


Vernard Edward Courtnage, a long time resident of Hayward passed away January 16 [2008] at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto. He was born in Niobara, Nebraska to Vernard Thomas Courtnage and Hazel Elizabeth Cave. He grew up in Omaha, Nebraska where in October 1942 he enlisted in the Marine Corps becoming a member of the Carlson Raiders. He participated in many campaigns in the Pacific Theater during WW II. After being discharged as a lance corporal he settled in the Bay Area where he met his future wife, Blanche Elizabeth Kaufman, whom he married on Aug 28, 1948. For some 35 years he was a teamster and long distance truck driver until his retirement. In October 1960 he and Blanche brought their home in the Mt. Eden area of Hayward where they have resided ever since. He enjoyed traveling in his RV, fishing, golfing and metal detecting. In his younger days he was keen on archery and later obtained a pilot's license. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, his son Cameron, his brother-in-law Leo H. Kaufman, several cousins and various friends. Per his request there will be no funeral services.


Raymond M. Courtney, 88, of Hollywood, FL, passed away on October 2, 2012. Ray was predeceased by his beloved wife, Jean. Loving father of Michael, Suzanne, Eileen, Donna and Daniel. Adored grandfather of Jennifer (Chris) Breton and Matthew Thiele. Cherished brother of Betty Dyer. Ray proudly served his country in WWII in the U.S. Marine Corps. Memorial at Joseph Scarano Funeral Home, Hollywood Hills Memorial Chapel on Saturday, October 6, 2012, 12-3 p.m.


Council R. Cowan, 85, of Bethlehem, passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, in his home. He was the husband of the late Lois J. (Balla) Cowan, who died in 1998. Born in China Grove, N.C., he was a son of the late Varner and Irene (Cooper) Cowan. He was employed by the Carolina Theater, Lexington, N.C., in 1939. In 1942, he began his career with Kresge Co., which later became K-Mart Corp. He retired as regional supervisor of the Northeast Region in 1988, after 45 years with the company. During World War II, he served in the Marine Corps and earned a Purple Heart medal. He participated in the South Pacific Theater, and Okinawa and Bougainville campaigns. Council was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church, Bethlehem, where he was a past church council president.

Survivors: Son, Mark and his wife Zoeanne of Allentown; daughter, Karen and her husband Rev. Andrew Borden of West Boylston, Mass.; sister, Onzell Bradshaw of Tarboro, N.C.; five grandchildren, Christopher, Dana, Lynn, Elyse, Krystal. He was predeceased by a brother, William Varner Cowan, and sisters, Mary Elizabeth Cowan and Mildred Bair.


Vernon Nelson Cowles, 89, passed away on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010. He was born on Oct. 22, 1921, to Wesley and Pearl Cowles in Rocky.

Vernon was honored to be a World War II Veteran. He enjoyed riding motorcycles in his youth and fishing. Vernon was very active within his neighborhood, assisting his neighbors and friends with anything they needed.

Vernon was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sylvia L. Cowles; two brothers, Leroy and Clayton Cowles, and sister, Anita Cowles. He is survived by daughter, Betty King and husband, Negial of Tulsa; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held at Mobley-Dodson Funeral Service on Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. A Military Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 at Resthaven Cemetery in Sperry.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Freedom Hospice, or Veterans of Foreign War.


Robert Coxworth, 64, an insurance executive, died Wednesday [November 1, 1989] at his home in Flossmoor.

A former vice president of Old Republic International, a Chicago life insurance company, he retired in 1982. In 1979, he founded Coxworth & Associates Inc., a life insurance company in Burr Ridge.

Born in Chicago, he was a veteran of World War II and served in the Marines in the South Pacific with Edson's Raiders, the elite precursor to the First Marine Raider Battalion.

Earlier, he served in the Canadian army but was discharged when it was discovered he had enlisted at the age of 16.

Survivors include his wife, Lois; four sons, Robert J., James, Neal and Ian; a daughter, Lisanne Carlson; eight grandchildren, and a sister, Jacqueline Slater.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Tews Funeral Home, 18230 S. Dixie Hwy., Homewood. Services will be tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. at Infant Jesus of Prague Church, Leavitt and Flossmoor, Flossmoor. Burial will be at Assumption Cemetery in Glenwood.


Ralph H. Coyte, a former Colorado Court of Appeals Judge is dead at 84.

Judge Coyte, who died Monday [December 28, 1998], was appointed to the state appeals bench by Gov. John Love and served 25 years. He was one of the first seven judges on the re-established appeals court in 1970.

"He was someone I really respected," said Alden V. Hill, who practiced law with Judge Coyte in the 1960s and remained a close friend. "He liked to take on these challenges to help people. He had common sense, and he was decisive like an ex-Marine."

Judge Coyte received his law degree from the University of Colorado.

He served in the Marine Corps during WWII and was awarded the Navy Cross for heroism as a member of Carlson's Raiders during the raid of Makin Island. He moved to Fort Collins, CO after the war and started a private practice, Hill and Coyte.

Judge Coyte participated in numerous civic activities. "He was like a walking encyclopedia of current events in the community." Hill said. "He always was involved. He always had his ear to the ground."

He is survived by his wife, Maria; daughters, Judie Rossell of PA; Margaret Kenny of MN and Rita Hoffman of IL; sons, Joseph Coyte of Fort Collins and Thomas Coyte of Denver; two sisters, Ruth Meyring of Fort Collins, and Hazel Gibba of Denver; 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.


ENID — Funeral service for Dale E. Crabb, 89, will be 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at First Baptist Church with Pastor Keith Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the United States Marines, under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.

Dale was born Aug. 24, 1922, in Anthony, Kan., to Wayne and Dorthea (Miller) Crabb and died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at Greenbrier Nursing Home in Enid.

Dale grew up in Anthony, Kan., and attended Pratt High School.

He then went to work for the C.C.C. before volunteering for the United States Marines, where he was a Marine Raider serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He received a Purple Heart for his service.

He married Iva Lee Vance July 1, 1949, in Pratt, Kan. They celebrated 62 years of marriage this year.

He owned and operated his own gas station before going to work in the oil field. He then was a car salesman for Hume Dodge and later at Chrysler Fidelity Motors for 20 years. He then was licensed as a real estate agent in Enid for over 20 years. He was a long time member of First Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Iva of the home; sons, Dale Crabb and wife Deanna of Enid, David Crabb and wife Andrea of Enid and Mark Crabb of San Francisco, Calif.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Gene and Johnny; and sisters, Karen, Laura and Judy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jerry and Danny; sisters, Vera, Lee Ann, Nancy and Donna; and son, James Marshall.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church with Brown-Cummings Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds.


DeWayne L. Crabb, 76, of Lady Lake [April 25, 2000]. Survivors include his wife, Adele M.; sons, Paul Joseph of Catlettsburg. Ky., and Christopher of Dallas, Ga.; daughters, Kathleen Chesley of Batavia, N.Y., Mary Louise Mills of Shreveport, La., Margaret Ann Falsey of Anchorage, Alaska, and Elizabeth Marie Thayer of New Smyrna; sister, Alberta Livingston of Rock Falls; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


Floyd C. Crabtree, 86 of Talihina, Oklahoma, formerly of Arkoma, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2010 in Oklahoma City. He was a Marine Corps Veteran of World War II and retired truck driver.
There will be no services; interment will be at U.S. National Cemetery with Military Honors.

Arrangements are under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith.
He is survived by two daughters Mary Thompson of Guthrie, Oklahoma, Jowanna Stacy of Pangburn, Arkansas; three sons Floyd W. Crabtree of Arkansas, Johnny Crabtree of Edmond, Oklahoma and Ronald Crabtree of Texas. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be sent to Oklahoma Veterans Center (VA Nursing Center Talihina Division) 10014 SE 1138th Ave. Talihina, OK 74571.


Gerald J. Cremonese, beloved father and grandfather, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2011 at the age of 90. Gerald was born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania March 23, 1921. A longtime resident of Albuquerque, a World War II Veteran, he served in the United States Marine Corps. Gerald was a member of the Knights of Columbus and currently attended St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church. Gerald was preceded in death by his wife Olive and his son, Guy Cremonese. He is survived by his children, Jerry Cremonese Jr. and wife Kim, Nadine Freese, Leanne Jiron, Nick Cremonese and wife Charlene; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, and other family members and friends who loved and will miss him. A Memorial Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church, 5901 St. Josephs Ave. NW at Coors and St. Josephs on Tuesday May 3, 2011 at 9:00am. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery on the corner of Paseo Del Norte and Wyoming NE with U.S. Marine Corps Honors. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW, ABQ.


Bernard Louis Cullen died Dec. 11 [1998] at a Folsom hospital at the age of 75.

Mr. Cullen was born July 13, 1923, in Omaha, Neb., and was a resident of El Dorado Hills. He served during World War II with the Marine Raiders in the South Pacific. For more than 50 years he worked as a heavy equipment operator. He worked on projects in Kuwait in the early '70s and had worked on Loon Lake and Union Valley projects. He was a member of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife Twyla Cullen, daughter Mary Cullen of Carmichael and one grandson.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Stacey Wakely.

At his request, no services will be held.

Arrangements were made by Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home.


Retired Concord Fire Chief Matthew J. Cullinane Jr. passed away peacefully on December 7, 2011 at the Gulfside Hospice in Zephyrhills, Florida. Born in Lexington MA in 1923 to Matthew and Margaret (Mead) Cullinane, Matty grew up in Charlestown, and later, Concord, MA. When World War II began, he enlisted in the Marine Corps, volunteering for the commando operations, and becoming one of Edson’s Raiders in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion, the prototype of what is now the Recon Marines. Matty fought in the battle of Edson’s Ridge on Guadalcanal and was wounded at Tarawa, receiving the Purple Heart. After a lengthy recovery he returned stateside, to marry his beloved Margaret and settle in Concord. There, Matty joined the Concord Fire Department, rising quickly to captain, retiring as Chief in 1978. During his life in Concord, he volunteered at Emerson hospital in the operating room. Matty and Peg raised 3 children, and on their retirement, travelled in their Airstream throughout the U.S. and Canada, settling at Travelers Rest in Dade City, Florida in 1986. Not yet ready to retire, Matty established a first responder squad at TR, teaching volunteer residents first aid, and establishing a close relationship with the Pasco County Rescue Department. He was instrumental in organizing and equipping a substation of the Dade City Fire Department within TR. For many years, Matty and Peg enjoyed a full social life at TR, including round-dancing, golf, and musical events. They had a summer home in the mountains of North Carolina, and moved there full-time for a brief period. But they missed TR and their friends, and moved back in 2004. In later years, Matty focused on caring for his wife Peg, who is now residing at Heartland Nursing Home in Zephyrhills, FL. Matty is survived by his wife of 67 years, Margaret, and their 3 children, Lynne Cullinane of New Jersey, David Cullinane and his wife Sharon (Crescitelli) of California, Marsha Cullinane Cope and husband George of Pennsylvania, and his very close auxiliary daughter Katharine Widmer. Matty leaves behind three of his nine siblings, Daniel Cullinane, Donald Cullinane, and Patricia Napolitano, all of Massachusetts. He was preceded in death by his sisters Barbara Ryan, Claire Eannuzzo, Olive Lalli, and Margaret McDonald, and by his brothers Edward Cullinane and Leonard Cullinane, all of the Concord MA area.


Francis "Ham" Oliver Cunningham, beloved husband of Mary (Polly) Murray Cunningham, died July 21, 2010. He was born at home on Newington Road, Elmwood, on March 22, 1918, the son of the late Thomas J. and Mary Tavernier Cunningham. He and his good friend, the late Kitty Dwyer, were the first infants baptized for the newly formed parish of St. Brigid. He attended Elmwood, Talcott and Hall High School where he was a class officer and was on the football and track teams. He graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1941, where he was a member and president of Eta Lambda Sigma (X House) later Sigma Nu, the Newman Club and was on the football and track teams. Immediately after graduation, he reported to Quantico, VA where he joined the United States Marine Corps' 6th Reserve Officers Candidate Class and was commissioned in September 1941. He left for the Pacific shortly after Pearl Harbor. While overseas he joined the newly formed Marine Third Raider Battalion and served in Bougainville, Guam and Okinawa. Upon discharge, he was awarded the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In retirement he was a member of the 6th Reserve Officers' Association and enjoyed the reunion with old friends. He was employed by IBM, Prudential Insurance Company and was an auditor for the State of Connecticut. He was a founding member of St. Helena Church where he was a Eucharistic Minister and also a member of the Holy Family Retreat League. He was a former president of the UCONN Alumni Association. A founding member of the West Hartford Boy's Football League, he served as a game official for fifteen years. He was a member of the West Hartford Squires, enjoying playing golf with the group's nine-holers. As he grew older "Ham" became more a believer in Peace and Justice and the futility of war. Never-the-less he never lost his pride in and love for the United States Marine Corps and its motto "Semper Fidelis" Always Faithful. Besides his wife, he is survived by his children Darcy F. Cunningham of New York City, Leila C. Walden of Hingham, MA and Mary C. Krewsun and her husband Harry of Spring Valley, CA, Brian T. Cunningham and Elizabeth Campo of West Hartford and Robert E. Cunningham of Westport, a daughter-in-law, Susan F. Cunningham of Newington, his grandchildren, Kate S. Rennie and her husband William C. Rennie of Weymouth, MA, Michael "Josh" Staunton and his wife Dianna Staunton of Woonsocket, R.I., Peter J. Staunton and Tori Voutiritsa of South Boston, MA, Darcey D. Cunningham and Shane Deka of Newington, Jennifer L. Cunninham of Newington and Conor Francis Krewsun of Spring Valley, CA, two great granddaughters, Erin and Fiona Rennie of Weymouth, MA, and a brother-in-law, Thomas J. Murray of Weston. He also leaves several cousins, nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his son James M. Cunningham and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward and Dorothy Flynn Cunningham and Robert and Margaret Hudon Cunningham. Calling hours are Friday from 5-8 PM at the Sheehan Hilborn Breen F.H., 1084 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford. His funeral is Saturday 8:30 AM from the funeral home followed by a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial in St. Helena Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Memorial donations in his memory may be sent to either the Maryknoll Sisters, P.O. Box 312, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0312 or to St. Helena Church Social Action and Funeral Ministries, 6 Echo Lane, West Hartford 06107.


Cushing, Calvin Charles entered into peace on Friday, March 20, 2009 at the age of 92, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Madeline Cushing (nee Elliott); dear father of Carol Kindermann, Robert Cushing and Steven Cushing; dear grandfather of 6; dear great-grandfather of 6. Mr. Cushing served his country with distinction as a Staff Sergeant in the 4th Raider Battalion and 3rd Marine Division of the U.S. Marine Corps, stationed in the South Pacific Theater from 1942 to 1945. Upon returning to the United States, Mr. Cushing worked for Sealtest until his retirement. Services: Mr. Cushing has requested no memorial services. Private interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with full military honors. Once a Marine, Always a Marine. Semper Fi! The family is being served by Baumann Colonial Chapel of Overland.


Alessio "Tony" D'Angelo [D'Angelatonio], 90, of Titusville, NJ died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, surrounded by his family.

Born in 1920 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Guilio and Gaetanina D'Angelantonio, and brother of the late Bernard, Albert, and Delia D'Angelantonio, and the late Gemma Molino. Mr. D'Angelo lived the majority of his life in Piscataway, NJ and was an active member of the community and Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church. In May of 2009, he and his wife of 65 years, Theresa, moved to Titusville, NJ to live with their son, Joseph, also formerly of Piscataway, NJ.

Mr. D'Angelo served in WWII in the United State Marine Corps, and was one of the last of the elite "Marine Raiders." He was a member of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion, known as Edson's Raiders, and was a combat veteran in the battles of Guadalcanal, New Georgia, Guam, and Okinawa. He frequently took part each year in the John Basilone Parade in Raritan, NJ.

Mr. D'Angelo was also a jazz singer, performing at many events, plays, clubs and weddings throughout the years. He was a former member of Our Lady of Fatima Choir and the Somerset Hills Chapter of Barbershop Quartet Singing, he was an avid fan of opera and Broadway, and enjoyed music in general. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and was a serious boxing fan. He also enjoyed repairing automobiles. He worked at Anheuser-Busch in Newark, NJ for 36 years as a General Foreman, and retired in January of 1984. He continued to work after his retirement as a limousine driver, an auto-parts deliveryman, and worked in the cafeteria at Piscataway High School making pizza.

He is survived by his wife Theresa, his daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Paul Romanoski of Whitehouse Station, NJ, his son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Christine D'Angelo of Titusville, NJ, his granddaughter Kristin Knoebl of North Brunswick, NJ, his three grandsons John D'Angelo, Ryan Perez, and Tyler Perez, all of Titusville, NJ, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30 and 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 31 at the Piscataway Funeral Home, 18 Stelton Road, Piscataway. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, 501 New Market Road, Piscataway. Burial with military honors will follow at Resurrection Cemetery on Hoes Lane, Piscataway. Memorial donations may be made to the Marine Raider Association in the name of Alessio "Tony" D'Angelantonio, 1st Raider Battalion, Edson's Raiders.


Norwood – John I. Dalland, PhD, 91, passed away peacefully at his home Saturday morning April 21, 2012, under the care of his loving family and Hospice. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop.

John was born on November 19, 1920 in Brooklyn, son of the late John and Christie (Ness) Dalland. During World War II, John proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He earned his Doctorate in Psychology at Columbia University and his Post-Doctorate at Princeton University. After teaching at many colleges, he retired from SUNY Potsdam after being the Chairman of Psychology for many years.

John was predeceased by his brother Lawrence and first wife Nancy Inchen.

They are survived by their two children, John (Debbie) Dalland of Fort Jackson and Diane (Rick) Johnston of Jacksonville, FL. They have seven grandchildren; Heather, Matthew, Alisha and Tracy Johnston from Jacksonville Fl. Christie (Tony) Valdez from Massena, Jodie (Lawrence) Ewing from Watertown, and Timothy Dalland from Canton.

John remarried on May 30, 1987 in Hopkinton, NY, and is survived by his wife Nancy and three step daughters; Michelle (Sean) Despaw of Norfolk, Donna Foote of Potsdam, and Teri-Anne (Bret) Rawson of Potsdam. They have five grandchildren; Matthew and Makenzie Foote of Potsdam, Taylor and Brandon Rawson of Potsdam and Nathaniel Despaw of Norfolk. John had five great-grandchildren.

John enjoyed the outdoors, spending time with family, reading, crossword puzzles, traveling and of course walking his beloved dogs.

Honoring John’s wishes there will be no calling hours.

If you would like to express an act of kindness in his honor, please consider a donation to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, Inc., 6805 US Hwy 11, Potsdam, NY 13676 or Potsdam Humane Society, 17 Madrid Ave, Potsdam, NY 13676.


ENCINITAS - Arnold Dauman, 89, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006.

Arne was born in the Bronx, New York City, on September 24, 1916, to parents Ella and Louis Dauman. He had one sister, Grace. As a child, he liked playing stickball in the streets and drinking egg creams. He was engaged to his love, Norma Stevens, when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He joined the Marine Corps, and he and Norma were married in 1942, while he was at Quantico. Arne served in the Pacific as a radio operator with the Raiders, and all his life, he was very proud to have been a Marine and a Marine Raider.

After the war, he and Norma had three daughters, Jayne, Nancy, and Lucinda. The family moved to Encinitas in 1959. Arne worked for many years as a litigation specialist for the Automobile Club of Southern California and made lifelong friends there. He found a passion for tennis and joined Cardiff Courts Tennis Club, later Bobby Riggs Tennis Club, where he loved playing, watching, joking with people, and making more friends. He was a member of a local book club which has been meeting for over 20 years. He was not shy about expressing his opinions and he dearly loved teasing and being teased. He enlivened many a book club meeting and made more fast friendships in the process.

Arne was a courtly gentleman, a loyal friend to many, sometimes cantankerous, always generous, sweet, funny, smart, and full of love for his family. Norma died in 1985 and he missed her like crazy. Arne died almost 21 years to the day after Norma, on September 19, 2006. He would have been 90 on September 24th. His family, friends, and all whose lives he brightened miss him.

A ceremony will be held on Sunday, September 24 at 10:30 a.m. at Quail Botanical Gardens. He is survived by his daughters, Jayne Johnson, Nancy Celick and Lucinda Maison.


Rev. William J. "Bro. Bill" Davenport, 81, of Louisville, passed away Monday, March 1, 2004, at his residence. He was a native of Shelby County, KY, a retired employee of Airco Carbide/BOC and a pastor of the Church of Jesus Faith. He was a member of the Compass Masonic Lodge #223 F&AM and a veteran of World War II, where he served in the U.S. Marine Corps Raiders. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Davenport; three sons, William J. Davenport Jr., Gary L. Davenport and Scott Davenport; daughter, Robin White; sisters, Mary Wilson and Leona; and nine grandchildren. The funeral will be held at noon Thursday at O.D. White & Sons, with burial in Louisville Memorial Gardens-West. Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 10 a.m. Thursday.


Graveside services for Morgan "Pug" N. Davidson Jr., 84, of Arlington, formerly of Lubbock will be at 1 p.m. today in Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. Ken Horn officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home of Lubbock.

He died Sunday, April 7, 2002.

He was born Sept. 1, 1917, in Aspermont. He graduated from Lubbock High School and attended Texas Tech. He married Edna Madrid on April 4, 1967, in Montgomery, Ala. He was in the U.S. Marines during World War II, received the Purple Heart and was a part of the Marine Raider Battalion. He retired from Dow Chemical as a sales manager with more than 30 years of service in 1981.

Survivors include his wife; a stepson, Mark Grunert of Berlin, Germany; and two brothers, Pat N. and Troy, both of Lubbock.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association.


Plattsburgh — Vernon Davidson, 80, formerly of Loon Lake, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at the Evergreen Valley Nursing Home.

He was born in Manchester, Ky., on Feb. 24, 1920, the son of Virgil and Myrtle (Barger) Davidson.

Vernon was a 1939 graduate of Wheelwright High School in Kentucky. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1940 and retired in 1960. Vernon saw active duty on Tarawa and Okinawa during World War II. During Korea, he was involved with the Inshun landing and Cheian Reservoir. He was a recruiter for the U.S. Marine Corps in Plattsburgh from 1951 to 1954 and 1956 to 1960.

Vernon was also employed by Northern Insuring in Plattsburgh for 20 years, retiring in 1982. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 20 in Plattsburgh, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 125 in Plattsburgh and a member of the Chosin Few.

Vernon is survived by his wife, the former Florence Margaret 'Dutchie' (Putnam) Davidson of Loon Lake; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Julie Davidson of Plattsburgh; two sisters and a brother-in-law; Louise and Deward Dennis of West Liberty, Ky. and Verna B. King of Detroit, Mich.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Virgil and Teddy Davidson of SagInaw, Mich. and R.V. and Rita Davidson of Pineville, Ohio; one grandson and his wife, Corey and Michelle Davidson of Bushnell, Fla.; one great-grandson, Daniel; and several nieces and nephews. Vernon is also survived by a stepson, David Favaro; granddaughters, Katie Lee and Kelly Rose Favaro; and a stepdaughter-in-law, Pat Lee.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Alice (St. Martin) Davidson; and three sisters, Betty Ruth Cordray, Audrey Roy and Barbara Hoover, all of Cincinnati, Ohio.

A graveside committal service will be held Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at 1 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Plattsburgh, where full military honors will be provided.

Friends wishing may make donations to the Shriners.

Arrangements are with the Brown Funeral Home in Plattsburgh.


WHITEVILLE – Burnis Eston Davis, 88, died Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at his residence. He was born in Sterlings Township, in Robeson County near Princess Ann. He was the son of the late Roger C. Davis and Beulah Walters Davis and was preceded in death by a brother, Roger Gerald Davis.

He attended Tabor City High School before joining the U.S. Marine Corps where he served honorably for 20 years. He saw action against the enemy at Tulagi and Guadalcanal with Edson’s Raiders, plus New Georgia and Guam in Korea from Pusan to the Chosin Reservoir. He served with the Marine Detachment aboard five ships; USS St. Louis, USS Chester, USS Savannah, the Gen. H.F. Hodges and USS Toledo.

He also did a tour of security guard duty with American consulates on the island of Cyprus and with the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran. He was one of the oldest living males in the First Baptist Church in Whiteville where he served on the finance committee & offering teller chairman and ushered for many years.

Mr. Davis was owner and operator of the Uptown Office Supply for many years and worked for The News Reporter office supply division.

Final rites will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, July 14, at First Baptist Church with Reverends Daniel M. Deaton, Kerry Peeler and Kendell Cameron Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Columbus Memorial Park. McKenzie Mortuary of Whiteville is handling the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Maggie Millican Davis of Whiteville; daughter, Nancy Davis and husband Timothy H. Mihle of Wilmington; granddaughter, Madison Mihle; two sisters, Virginia Davis Anderson of Virginia Beach, Va., Ella Lou Lovett and Geneva (Jon) Hipps both of Tabor City.

Honorary pallbearers are Bunn-Keystone Sunday School Class.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

Visitation will be held from 12-12:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.


Gallipolis - James N. M. Davis, 86, of Gallipolis, died Sunday morning, December 3, 2000 at Holzer Senior Care Center.

Born May 26, 1914 in Bladen, Gallia County, Ohio, he was the son of the late William Marcus Davis and the late Nora Bell Chick Davis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his stepmother Eunice Ann Holley Davis, a daughter Jan Karen Davis, a son James N. M. Davis Jr., who, while serving in the United States Air Force was killed in Germany, brother Marcus Davis, sister Mae Fields and by a half-sister Lorene Sheets.

After graduating from Mercerville High School, he attended Rio Grande College. He later started his teaching career in Bladen, and later Mercerville School. On July 15, 1938, he entered the CCC as a 2nd Lieutenant, and was assigned to the CCC Camp at Fox Lake, Illinois. In 1940 he completed the Junior Course for the United States Marine Corps at Quantico, Virginia. In 1941 he was sent to the Pacific Theater where he served in the 2nd Raider Battalion (known as Carlson's Raiders). He returned home in 1946 and completed the Instr. Orientation Course. From then until 1953 he served at military bases stretching from the East Coast to the West Coast of the United States.

From 1949 until 1953 he was the Executive Officer of the ROTC program at Ohio State University.

In 1953 he completed Command and General College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, he also completed Instr. and Special Weapons Courses during that time.

From 1953 through 1955 he continued serving at various military bases. In 1955 he went to Korea where he served the next 18 months as a Liaison Officer traveling between Japan and China.

After returning home in 1957 he was the Regimental Executive Officer at Camp Pendleton, California, he served in this position until his retirement from the Marine Corps on November 5, 1958. He retired with the rank of Lt. Colonel.

During his military career he was awarded the Legion of Merit with Combat V, The Navy Commendation, a Presidential Unit Citation, the American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the China Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

Upon returning to Gallia County in 1958 he began teaching again and was named assistant principal of Gallia Academy High School. During this time he was completing his degree in educational administration at Ohio University. Upon receiving his degree, he was named principal of Gallia Academy High School, he continued in this position until his retirement in 1979. He went on to serve eight years on the Gallipolis City School Board.

He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 27, VFW Post 4464, The Raider Association, Gallipolis Teachers Association, The Ohio Association of Secondary Principals, and was a former member and Past President of the Gallipolis Lions Club.

He is survived by his wife, Ester Helen Paulson Davis, whom he married on August 12, 1940; one son, William Alan (Linda) Davis, of Datona Beach, Florida; two grandchildren from the son's previous marriage to Sally J. Lease, James Richard Davis of Houston, Texas, and Christa Ann (Robby) Danieli of Big Spring, Texas; one great-grandson, Tyler James Daniel; one brother, Elgin Davis of Detroit, Michigan; one half-brother, Randall Davis of Middleport; two half-sisters, Vera Ross of Gallipolis, and Linda (Bill) Chase of Richmond, Va., and several other family members including nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 2000 at Christ United Methodist Church with Pastors Jim Snyder and John Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at Waugh-Halley-Wood funeral home on Friday, December 8, 2000 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., and at the church on Saturday one hour prior to services. Military honors will be conducted at the graveside by the United States Marine Corps. Pallbearers will be James R. Davis, Elgin Lee Davis, Randall Davis, Richard (Ricky) Davis, Wally Singer, and Russell Lee (Rusty) Denney. Honorary pallbearers will be Elgin Davis, Richard Davis, Basil Holley, Joe Carter, William Chase, Meredith Davis, Harold L. Davis, Wilbert Church and Tom Davis.


Keith M. Davis, 86, of Springfield, passed away at 6:40 a.m. Friday, July 17, 2009, in James River Care Center. He was born October 10, 1922, in Blue Springs, Missouri, to Dexter Robinson and Mattie Bell Faulkenberry Davis. He entered the U.S. Marine Corps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and served in the 4th Marine Raider Battalion. He was honorably discharged in San Diego, California in October 1945.

Keith was involved in the financial service industry for more than 50 years, starting as a commercial banker. He began his banking career at Blue Springs Bank, eventually serving as president and director. In 1959, he went to work for Green Investment Group and from the years 1961 to 1971, became president and director of Empire Bank in Springfield. During this time he also helped organize American National Bank and First City Bank in Springfield, and Jackson County Bank in Kansas City, serving as director of each bank.

After his career in commercial banking, Keith was extensively involved in merchant and investment banking. He was a member of King's Way United Methodist Church and Marine Corp League, United Fund Chairman and Chamber of Commerce president. He sat on the advisory boards of Drury University, St. John's Hospital, Boys and Girls Club and Springfield Art Museum, and was inducted into the Springfield Softball Hall of Fame.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Estelle; an infant brother; and a granddaughter, Laura. Keith is survived by his wife of 63 years, Audrey of the home; son Stephen K.; son Dexter and wife, Jan; daughter Sharon Farmer; four grandchildren, Debi and husband, Arnold Moldenhauer, and Michael Bates, all of Springfield, Joel and wife, Allison Davis of Nixa, and Heather and husband, Ryan Davies of Dayton, Ohio; five great-grandchildren, Madeline, Gabrielle, Cameron, Tre and Audrey; four step-grandchildren and their families.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 20, 2009, in King's Way United Methodist Church, with the Reverend Fred Royer officiating, under the care of Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. Burial with full military honors will follow in Hazelwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, from 4 to 6 p.m., in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to King's Way United Methodist Church, 2401 S. Lone Pine, Springfield, MO 65804 or the Southwest Missouri Humane Society, 3161 W. Norton Road, Springfield, MO 65803.


A memorial and celebration of a life well-lived will be held June 12 in honor of Robert E. Davis, also known as "Bob" or "Papa," who passed away April 19, 2010.

The memorial will be held at 3 p.m. June 12 at Skinny Legs Restaurant in Coral Bay, St. John.

Bob was born in Yale, Okla., in 1926 to William and Dorcas Davis. He enlisted in the Marines in 1943 at the age of 17 and was assigned to the elite "Raider Battalions" as a rifleman. Bob was stationed on Guadalcanal, Guam, and finally Okinawa where he was reassigned to the 22nd Marine Regiment.

He was wounded in Okinawa during the beach assault and was eventually discharged from the Marines in 1945.

After the war, Bob enrolled in a photography course that began his lifelong artistic love of photography. Bob owned and operated an art gallery in Oklahoma City until moving to Winter Park, Colo., where his love for photography and skiing came together when he was employed as the official photographer for The Winter Park Ski Area. Bob’s technically unique outdoor and skiing photographs are sought after by collectors today.

In 1979, Bob sailed with friends to the Virgin Islands from California, making landfall in Chocolate Hole, St. John. He made St. John his home for the next 32 years. During that time, Bob performed hundreds of lovely beach weddings on St. John as well as at The Ritz-Carlton on St. Thomas.

His love for art led him to create his much sought after Caribbean Sea Glass Pendant, which was featured in most bridal magazines. It was also on St. John that Bob became a P.A.D.I. Instructor, sharing with others his love of the sea. He was the consummate diver and loved to educate his fellow divers about underwater life. His enthusiasm in all facets of life was contagious and he inspired many to appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds us all.

Bob is survived by his brother, Bill Tom Davis; daughter, Kris Johnston; and sons, Brent Rooney and Greg Beam; grandchildren, including Jeff Johnston, Annie Johnston, Brittany, Kaelyn and Madison; great-grandchildren, Brooke and Denver Johnston; numerous nieces and nephews; and countless loving friends around the world.

Accomplished photographer, expert skier, master diver, glass artist, wedding officiate, spiritual adviser and best friend to many, Bob truly lived his life to the fullest and his brightly shining light will be greatly missed.

Family and friends request that donations be sent to "Kids and the Sea" KATS St. John, 9901 Emmaus, St. John, V.I. 00830 or Divers 4 Heroes, which is dedicated to the rehabilitation of wounded veterans thru SCUBA diving and can be contacted at 7934 Indian Heights Drive, Lakeland, FL 33810.


DAVY, Frederick "Fred," 86, of St. Petersburg, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2008, following complications from a fall. He was born in 1921 in Washington, D.C., served in World War II as a Raider in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1942 1945, and spent his career in broadcasting. Starting in Pittsburgh, Pa., he worked with Bob Prince, broadcasting sports, and then moved in 1954 to Florida, where he was first on TV with WSUN as an announcer. From 1960 until he retired in 1985, he was sportscaster and announcer for WFLA-TV. Fred was a lifetime member of the Screen Actors Guild and actively involved with the local Marine Corps (lunch bunch). He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Barbara Davy, and his son, William "Bill" Davy. Fred is survived by his daughters and their husbands, Caron and Tom Burgess, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Cathy and Steve Ulm, Spring Hill, Fla.; his son and his wife, Bob and Kathy Davy, Fletcher, N.C.; a daughter-in-law and her husband, Pam and Dean Kirkwood, Clearwater, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Susanne Register and Betty Parker, Waterville, Maine; his grandchildren (and their spouses), Sean and Heather Hartling, Ashley Burgess, Tommy Burgess, Trevor Ulm, Chris Davy, Bryan Davy, Christine and Eric Bass, and Jennifer and Stacy Marquardt; and his great-grandchildren, Kathy Rocco, William Marquardt, and Trevor and Lilly Bass. A celebration of Fred's life will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, February 22, at Anderson-McQueen Funeral and Cremation Centers, 2201 Dr. MLK St. N., St. Petersburg. The family has requested donations, in lieu of flowers, be made to The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760.


Charles Allen Day passed away Nov. 12, 1996 after a courageous battle with emphysema.

Born Feb. 2, 1923 in Farmers, Kentucky to Peachie Day and Creed Norman. He served in the Carlson Raiders, U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Retired sheet metal worker, Local 312. Married Donna Marie Hemmert, Oct. 18, 1944 in Los Angeles, Calif.

Survived by wife, Donna Day; children, Vicky Curtis, Charlene (Dennis) James, Charles Allen Day, Jr.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; special niece and nephew, Martha Ann Able and Paul B. (Elsie) Prosser; many nieces and nephews.

Charles was a very loving and dedicated family man whose strong values will be remembered always.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, 1996, 2 p.m. at Redwood Memorial Estates, 6500 S. Redwood, where friends may call two hours prior to services. Interment Redwood Memorial Estates.


DEAL-Joseph I. and Edith L. Joe's beloved wife of 67 years, Edith, passed away peacefully on October 15, 2010. Joe survived her by 10 days, passing away October 25, 2010. They are survived by their children, Laurie (Lonnie), Bonnie (Richard), Stan (Debbie), David (Diane) and grandchildren Andrew, Erin, Ben, Kristin, Chesed, Charis and Jordan. Edith was born and raised on her family farm in McFarland, CA. She is predeceased by her parents Ben and Jennie, her brothers Raymond and Ralph, and sisters Mary and Anna. She was a graduate of McFarland High School and La Verne College, where she was the first homecoming queen. Edith was a master homemaker, raising her family, first in La Verne, then Covina and back to La Verne in 1996. She loved music, flowers, sewing, all types of crafts, celebrating birthdays and holidays. Joe was born and raised in Rock Lake, North Dakota. He is predeceased by his parents Irvin and Lydia, his brothers John E., Jerry and Bob, and sisters Agnes and Marguerite. He is survived by his sister Norma. During WWII, Joe was a Marine Raider, serving in the Pacific Theater. He was wounded, received the Purple Heart, and was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain. He graduated from Rock Lake High School, La Verne College and completed his masters at USC. He was principal at Bonita High School from 1950-1957, Vice Principal at West Covina High School from 1957-1958, and the first principal of Charter Oak High School from 1958-1961 and South Hills High School from 1962 until his retirement in 1980. During his years in education, he took pride in the sports at his schools and was especially proud of their CIF Championships. He loved all types of outdoor activities, especially golf. A celebration of their lives will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 2:00 pm at the La Verne Church of the Brethren, 2425 "E" Street, La Verne, 91750-1364.


Russell E. "Diz" Dean, 92, Green Bay, died after a short illness at St. Mary's Hospital on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. He was born July 2, 1919, in Navarino, Wis., to Dewey and Mildred Dean. Russ's nickname "Diz" came from legendary baseball pitcher, Dizzy Dean. Russ proudly served in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) during World War II as a Corporal in the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, the predecessor of all United States Special Forces. The Marine Raiders made the initial ground combat offensives against the Japanese in World War II. He served under the command of Lt. Col. Evans Carlson ("Gung-ho") in a new U.S. Marine Corps combat organization known as "Carlson's Raiders". He served in the defense of the Battle of Midway and in the Battle of Guadalcanal in the Pacific War. After his transfer from the Pacific, he was stationed at the Quantico Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Va., where he trained other Marines in the use of firearms. Russ served as an expert sharpshooter and expert rifleman at Quantico. "Semper Fi"

On Oct. 20, 1944, he married Buena "Bunny" Lee Buchanan in Arlington, Va. Following the war, he and Bunny relocated back to Green Bay where he worked part-time for his father in Dewey's Bar on North Broadway Street. He and Bunny eventually raised five children together. In 1953, he began Russ Dean Distributing, a local wholesale beer distributor. It later became Dean Distributing, Inc. with distribution warehouses in Green Bay and Rhinelander. Russ was Chairman Emeritus of Dean's at the time of his passing. Under Russ's foresight and guidance, Dean Distributing Inc. grew to become one of the largest and most respected Anheuser-Busch beer wholesalers in the Midwest, servicing over 2,000 retail customers in 10 counties in the State of Wisconsin. He was especially proud to see the business grow to eventually include three generations of the Dean family. Russ truly was "The King of Beers" to everyone who knew him throughout his 58 years in the beer business. He treasured his Budweiser beer, "For All You Do, This Bud's For You, Dad!"

Russ was married again on Aug. 20, 1976, to Betty Mayer in Houghton, Mich. He and Betty loved to travel and both traveled the world extensively during their lifetimes. He wintered on South Padre Island, Texas, for many years before returning to the area to spend their remaining time together at their home on Kelly Lake and their home in Indian Trails. Russ was beloved for his great sense of memory, humor and wit. His family and his many friends witnessed many of his engaging stories. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Russ was a member of the United States Marine Raider Association, the American Legion Post #11 Sullivan-Wallen, a Free and Accepted Mason with Washington Lodge #21 and Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry/Valley of Green Bay.

Survivors include five children, Billy and Mary Jo Dean, Green Bay; Linda Dean, Seattle; James and Jill Dean, Hobart and their children, Joshua and Kyle Dean, Shannon (Bryan) Schwebke; Robert Dean, Green Bay and his children, Bobby and Jimmy Dean, Gabriele Nelson (niece); Patty (Dean) and Greg Dow, Suamico and their children, Danielle, Marissa and Taylor Dow. He was furthered survived by his stepdaughter, Debbie Mineau and his step-grandchildren, Nicholas (Brittany) and Ashley and his step-great grandchildren, Nick Jr. and Jake-

Russell was preceded in death by both of his parents; his wives, Buena and Betty; and his daughter-in-law, Michele Dean.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Donald Behrendt officiating. Burial will be in Nicolet Memorial Gardens.

A memorial fund has been established in his name.

The Dean family would like to express their many thanks to Dr. Sinclair, Dr. Sylvester, Dr. Tucker and Dr. Atta-Flynn at St. Mary's Hospital for their generous, and loving care of Dad. The family also wishes to thank the many St. Mary's nurses, more especially the nurses on 3rd Floor ICU, 3rd Floor Medical and 5th Floor Surgical.


Ralph P. Deaso, age 82, of Bridgeport, a retired employee of Textron Lycoming, died on June 27, 2006 in St. Vincent Medical Center. Born in Stratford on May 30, 1924, he was a son of the late Ralph and Amy Van Barber Deaso and a lifelong city resident. Mr. Deaso was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II and was happiest spending time at home with his family. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Connie Ricca Deaso, his step-mother Mary Deaso of Fairfield, two sons, Glen Deaso of Shelton and David Deaso and his wife, Carol of Seymour, two brothers, Leonard Deaso of Fairfield and Jack Deaso of New York City, a sister, Barbara Touzzoli of Fairfield, a granddaughter, Dana and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will take place on Thursday, June 29, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. from the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull and at 12:00 p.m. in St. Andrew Church, Bridgeport for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment with military honors will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Friends and relatives may call on Thursday morning from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service.


Richard C. Deitz, 52, Sunset Drive, Somerset, died April 8, 1976, in Somerset Community Hospital. He was born Nov. 13, 1923, in Berlin, the son of the late Martin and Bertha (Deeter) Deitz. Preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. Survived by his wife, the former Betty Brant; two daughters, Kathy and Cindy, both at home. He was a brother of: Mrs. Eleanor Pifer, Rothburg, Mich., and Clarence of Somerset. He was a member of the Berlin Brethren Church, a World War II veteran and a member of the DAV. Friends will be received in the HNN RSon Funeral Home, Berlin, after 2 p.m. today, Saturday, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Ralph E. Mills officiating. Interment, Berlin I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Military rites at the graveside presented by the Berlin American Legion and VFW Posts.


Archibald Pershing DeLong, 61, of Oceanside California passed away May 16 1979.

He was born April 18 1918 in Buchanan County Virginia and was the son of the late John Wallace and Myrtle Penelope Clifton DeLong.

He was in the Marines during WWII and served in the South Pacific with Edson's Raiders. He moved to California in 1944 and owned the Bluebird Cab Company in Oceanside. He belonged to the Masons.

Preceding him in death are two sisters, Lola Ann DeLong and Edith Allegra DeLong; one brother, Loah Maurice DeLong.

Survivors are his wife, Lilly Wineberger DeLong.; two daughters, Wanda DeLong Adkins of Inman South Carolina and Linda DeLong Swinland of Oceanside California; two sisters, Lula Walsie Delong Wheeler and husband Robert and Myrtle Lorine DeLong Gilley Monk and husband Lewis Douglas Monk; four brothers, Harold Wallace DeLong, Cecil Robert DeLong, Wendell Holmes DeLong and Warren Coolidge DeLong.

Burial was in Oceanside California.


Jack Corbett Demastus, 76 of Junkins Avenue, Clarksburg, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998 at United Hospital Center following an extended illness. He was born Nov 30, 1922 in Clarksburg, a son of the late King and Rose Pearl Sutton Demastus. Surviving are one son, Corbett Eugene Demastus and wife, Nancy Ann, Barberton, Ohio; six grandchildren, James, Debbie, Steven, Cynthia, Stephanie and Kristy; 12 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Fred S. Demastus, Palm Bay, Fla., John J. Demastus, Atwater, Ohio, Rogert G. Demastus, Akron Ohio, and Lawrence L. Demastus (Bill) Pinehurst, NC, two sisters, Vivian Hodge and Frances Insani, both of Clarksburg, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Demastus retired from Ford Motor Company, Bedofrd, Ohio, where he was a union rep for several years. He was a World War II U.S. Marine Corps veteran and worked for the Department of Highways. He was a member of the Meuse Argonne Post No. 573, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. today at Davis Funeral Home, Clarksburg Chapel, 443 W. Pike St. The funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev Jim Kelly officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery.


MINOT, Maine (AP) — State police reported today that a 47-year-old Lisbon man has died in a single-car accident at an intersection of Route 121 in this Androscoggin County town.

Identified as the victim of crash Sunday night [October 15, 1972] was Henry L. Denault. Police said Denault apparently missed a stop sign and slammed into a bridge at the intersection of routes 119 and 121.

His death boosts Maine's 1972 highway traffic death toll to 196-or 11 less than on this date last year.


Retired Colonel Edmund G. Derning Jr. passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Derning was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and a Marine to the core of his soul.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2012 at Generations Church, 5317 E. Highway 377.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be mailed to Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, 3800 Fettler Park Drive, Suite 104, Dumfries, Va. 22025, or online www.marineheritage.org.

Derning was among the last surviving Marine Raiders of World War II. The Marine Raiders were a legendary fighting organization that struck fear in the heart of our nation’s enemies and gave our country hope during the darkest days of World War II.

Derning quietly resided in our community possessing an unassuming manner with a level of humility we find to be common in true military heroes. He was guest of honor for the 2010 Granbury Marine Corps Ball where he gave a motivating keynote speech to all of the Marines and their guests.

Derning was born in Chicago, Ill. Oct. 20, 1921, the son of Edmund and Julia Derning. He graduated from Carl Schurz High School and later enlisted in the Marine Corps Sept. 21, 1942. After serving three years as a member of the 4th Marine Raider Battalion he graduated from The Basic School, Quantico, Va.

He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant on Nov. 21, 1945. He eventually rose to the rank of Colonel and retired from the Marine Corps in June 1974.

Derning commanded Marines at every level, from Platoon leader to Regimental Commander. He was a “China Marine” during the turbulent years of 1948 and 1949. As a Company Commander serving with the 9th Marines young Captain Derning was witness to the destructive birth of Communist China.

Derning eventually became an innovative and effective Regimental Commander in Vietnam, where he was the chief architect of Operation Pickins Forest.

Derning was commanding the 7th Marines Regiment in Pickens Forest In early July 1970. The result of this operation was twofold: the 7th Marines were able to extensively pacify NVA and Viet Cong activity in their area of operations, while keeping Marine casualties to a minimum. Derning harkened back to his training as a Marine Raider and relied extensively on night operations, which had the effect of keeping the enemy completely off balance, while his Marines took control of key terrain leading to the Que Son Valley.

Derning’s innovation and leadership was a trademark of his entire career as a Marine.

Subsequent to retirement, Derning achieved a Masters Degree in Public Administration and Labor Relations.

From 1975 to 1976 he served as the Director of Management Information for the Employers Association of San Diego; from 1980 to 1981 as Executive Director of the In-Plant Printing Management Association, Chicago/New Orleans; and from 1981 to 1986 self employed as Consultant in Labor Relations, San Diego, Calif.

Derning’s military awards include the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with Star, World War II Victory Medal, China Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal with Star, Korean Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for Cuban Service, Second Award for Vietnam Service and two Legions of Merit.

His later years were filled with love for golf and exploring, camping and fishing in Baja California with family.

Derning and his wife moved to Granbury in 2005 and lived in DeCordova.

He will be missed by his family and fellow Marines who knew him as a true gentleman and warrior leader.

Survivors include his wife Clara Winnie Derning of Granbury; sons Patrick R. Derning of San Diego, Calif. and George H. Jaspert IV, Oceanside, Calif.; daughter Christina Jaspert Kennedy, Granbury; grandson Edmund Ryan Hoyt, U.S. Army Afghanistan 82nd Airborne; granddaughters, Mrs. Kerri D. Radford, Poulsbo, Wash., Mrs. Kathryn D. Hudson, Spokane, Wash., and Kendra Derning, Kenai, Ark.; grandsons Noah E. Kenney, Stephenville, Patrick J. Derning, San Diego, Calif., David W. Kennedy, Fort Worth, Joshua R. Kennedy, Granbury, George H. Jaspert V, Oceanside, Calif. and Jonathan F. Jaspert, Oceanside, Calif., and six great-grandchildren.


Mr. Donald B. Derrick - 4020 Pompano, Portage, passed away Saturday morning, March 4, 1972. Mr. Derrick was born February 15, 1924 in Grand Rapids, the son of Donald and Hazel Derrick and had been a resident here for 13 years. He served with the U.S. Marines in WWII, was employed by the Howard Johnson Motor Lodge and was a member and Quarter Master of the Red Arrow Post 1527 VFW, and was also the County Veteran’s Counsel Commander. Surviving are: his wife, Betty J.; one son and 2 daughters, Donald F. of Portage, Miss Sharon M. and Miss Terri Lea both at home; a grandson, David Jeffery; his mother, Mrs. Hazel Derrick of Middleville; 2 sisters, Mrs. Katherine Spriggs of Saugus, Calif. and Mrs. Leatrice Sullivan of Middleville; several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Tuesday at 3 o’clock at the Langeland Portage Chapel, 411 E. Centre Ave. Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery with military honors provided by the U.S. Marine Corps. Friends may call at the Portage Chapel after 4 p.m. Sunday.


Mr. Clifford W. DeRyke, 538 E. Hammond St., Otsego, passed away suddenly Saturday morning [May 15, 1971] in Portage. Mr. DeRyke was born November 12, 1923 in Kalamazoo. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Plumbers and Fitters Union No. 337. He was employed as a construction superintendent by the Livsey and Co., Inc. On November 29, 1947 in Kalamazoo he was united in marriage with Ardis Hettinger, who survives. Also surviving are six children, Mrs. Don (Dianne) Jewett, Kalamazoo, Mark, Christine, Steven, Daniel and Douglas, all at home; his mother, Mrs. Marrila Mock of Schoolcraft; one sister, Mrs. Garold (Viola) Peterson of Kalamazoo; four brothers, Frank, John, Victor and Gaylord, all of Kalamazoo; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, after noon Sunday where services will be held Tuesday at 1:30, Father Paul Schneider officiating. Interment, Poplar Hill Cemetery.


Jack W. DeVault, 51, of 5 E. Riverview Ave., Monday [December 27, 1971], funeral 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church (Harris).


John Ryan Devereux III, of Columbia, died Sept. 30, 2006, at Lorien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Columbia. He was 83.

Born Nov. 21, 1922, in Baltimore to Joseph S. and Helen Kemp Devereux, he attended the Landon School for Boys in Bethesda until 1941.

He entered the U.S. Marine Corps in January of 1942 and served in the South Pacific until 1946 when he returned home, to Chevy Chase, where he lived until 1949.

He attended Georgetown University School of Foreign Service for two years and moved his family to Howard County where he kept a dairy farm in Glenelg from the 1950s to 1965. During that time, he sustained injuries in the Grand National Steeple Chase in Butler on April 19, 1958, leaving him paralyzed on his left side.

After relocating to Glenwood in 1965, he had his own building company, and constructed many houses in Glenelg and throughout Howard County.

Mr. Devereux had a lifelong interest in horses, and served as the Master of Fox Hounds for the Howard County Hunt Club located in Glenelg. He won several hunt races over timber and was the founder of the Howard County Pony Club.

He also enjoyed reading history.

For more than 50 years, Mr. Devereux was a parishioner at St. Louis Catholic Church in Clarksville, as well as being involved at St. John the Evangelist Church in Columbia.

He was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Barbara Lawson Shriver Devereux; and an uncle, General James P. S. Devereux.

He is survived by six daughters, Barbara D. Burch, of Brookeville, Susanne Armstrong, of Winchester, Va., Elizabeth Devereux, of Ellicott City, Sibyl Lavin, of Marriottsville, Mary Ryan Haller, of Ellicott City, and Hannah Barrett, of Stewartstown, Pa.; four sons, John R. Devereux IV, of Martinsburg, W.Va., Joseph Devereux, of Ellicott City, William Devereux, of Mount Airy, and David Devereux, of Finksburg; two brothers, Joseph S. Devereux, of Potomac, and C. Kemp Devereux, of Berryville, Va.; six sisters, Helen Devereux Egan, of Ocean View, Del., Anne Rogers Devereux, of Chevy Chase, Agnes D. Blair, of Amherst, Mass., Sibyl K. Devereux, of Miami, Virginia D. Sparrow, of Kensington, and Patricia D. Crowley, of Oak Hill, Va.; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were scheduled for Oct. 5, 2006 at St. Louis Church in Clarksville.

Interment followed at St. Louis Church.


Surrounded by his family, Chester S. DeVore passed peacefully [January 7, 2011] after 92 years of life. He was a respected patriarch, a decorated Marine Corps veteran, and an accomplished educator and coach who always remained dedicated to his country, his community and his family. Born in Redlands, California, Chet was the son of Walter and Jessie DeVore. He graduated from Chaffey High School in 1937 and Chaffey Junior College in 1939, lettering in football, basketball and baseball. He then enrolled at San Diego State College where he lettered in basketball and was a member of the 1940-1941 NAIA National Championship Men's Basketball Team. After receiving his B.A. in 1942, Chet served his country by enlisting in the United States Marine Corps in World War II. Fighting alongside members of the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, he saw action in the Pacific Theater of war during the campaigns of Bougainville, Emirau, Guam and Okinawa. Chet was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his gallantry and left the Marine Corps having achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Upon returning from the war, Chet began a rewarding career in education. He found passion in teaching and coaching youth, and worked at Chula Vista High School from 1947-1955 as a teacher, coach, counselor and vice principal, and as principal from 1956-1961. Chet is one of the most successful high school football coaches in San Diego County history, guiding Chula Vista High to a 40-3 win-loss record over his last four seasons from 1951-1955. In 1962, he became the founding President/Superintendent of Southwestern College where he supervised the formation of a new college, including the development of academic programs, campus planning and construction. At the time of his retirement in 1981, the stadium at Southwestern College was named in his honor. Active in the community, Chet was a Charter member of the Chula Vista Presbyterian Church and a member of the Chula Vista Kiwanis Club for over 35 years. He was inducted into the Halls of Fame for Chula Vista High School, California Community College Association and Chaffey Junior College. Chet chaired the San Diego State University Veteran Memorial Committee that constructed a campus monument in memory of former Aztecs killed in service. He also was on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Chapter of the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame and was the founding Commissioner of the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference. We will remember Chet DeVore for his integrity, leadership, dedication and his sense of humor. His legacy has been etched in his commitment to his country and his community and can be found in every student that he taught, every teacher he mentored and every athlete he has coached. But more importantly, his legacy will always be found in the love and the strength of the family that he leaves behind. Chet is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Helen, and their four children, twins Janet (Skip) Arnold and John (Sheila) DeVore, son James (Sori) DeVore, daughter Ann (Frank) Pugh, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother William DeVore. Services will be held at the Chula Vista Presbyterian Church, 940 Hilltop Drive in Chula Vista at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 10th. Additionally, there will be a visitation at Glen Abbey Memorial Park and Mortuary, 3838 Bonita Road in Bonita on Sunday, January 9th, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chester S. DeVore Student Scholarship Fund at Southwestern College, 900 Otay Lakes Road, CA 91910.


HOLDEN — Walter H. DeWitt, 83, of 68 Reservoir St., died Wednesday, October 26, 2005, in Heywood Hospital, Gardner after an illness.

He leaves his wife of 57 years, Virginia R. (Johnson) DeWitt; a son, Richard H. DeWitt of Holden; a daughter, Elaine S. Morrison of Leicester; three brothers, William F. and Francis DeWitt, both of Granby, and Jiles R. DeWitt of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a sister, Phyllis J. McCoy of Pinellas Park, Fla.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. A son, Steven W. DeWitt of Holden, died in 1971. He was born in Granby, the son of William H. and Beulah F. (Bray) DeWitt, and lived 13 years in Shrewsbury and over 45 years in Holden.

Mr. DeWitt graduated from South Hadley High School and Worcester Vocational Technical High School. He worked at Norton Company for 30 years, retiring in 1978. He was a member of Chaffin Congregational Church, Norton’s 25 Year Club and the John E. Harkins American Legion Post 42 in Holden. He is a World War II Marine Corps veteran, serving with the Edson’s Raiders in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He also served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and spending time with his family.

The funeral service was October 31, in Chaffin Congregational Church. Burial was in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. Memorial donations may be made to the Memorial Fund of Chaffin Congregational Church, 155 Shrewsbury St., Holden, MA 01520. Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden, directed arrangements.


Eugene D. Diamond, 85, of 116 Buffalo St., died at 1:30 A.M. Monday, March 19, 2007 in his home.

He was born Jan. 1, 1922 in Jamestown, the son of Thomas and Mildred Bjork Diamond. He was a 1940 graduate of Jamestown High School.

Following graduation, Gene enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He was trained at Parris Island, S.C. and then joined the 1st Marine Raider Battalion under Colonel Merritt Edson. After training in American Samoa and New Caledonia, he took part the Solomon Island campaign as a rifleman and demolitions expert. He fought for the United States on Tulagi, Guadalcanal, and New Georgia. As a replacement sharpshooter and demolitions expert he was sent to the island of Okinawa where he fought for the duration of the war.

While on leave from Camp Lejeune, N.C., Gene married Anne Rebecca Neill on Aug. 25, 1944. After the war, he graduated from the Simmons School of Mortuary Science. He was employed as a funeral director at Powers Funeral Home, and later was the manager of the Henderson-Lincoln Funeral Home until his retirement.

He was an active member of the Thule Lodge 127 Vasa Order of America for 28 years and was a member of Thomas Stone Post 1996 AMVETS. He was a life member of John W. Tiffany Post 53, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Edson’s Raiders Association, and the Chautauqua County Funeral Directors Association.

He is survived by three daughters: Cynthia A. Diamond, with whom he made his home, Suzanne Diamond (Art Johnson) of Ashville, and Jennifer D. Huber (Rick) of Jamestown; nine grandchildren: Stacy (Tim) Storer of Incirlik AFB, Turkey, Michelle (David) O’Connell of Vero Beach, Fal., Dr. Catherine (Scott) Creeley of St. Louis, Mo., Emily Timm of Jamestown, Gary Timm of Kokkola, Finland, Steven Timm of Vale, Col., Nate (Kate) Huber of Erie, Pa., A1C Zachary Huber of Ramstein AFB, Germany, and Hannah Huber of Jamestown; six great grandchildren: Mackenzie and Abbey O’Connell, Nicholas and Anne Creeley, and Tess and Casey Timm; and two cousins: Dan (Linda) Fellows and Anne (Sandy) Galloway.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Anne Neill Diamond on Jan. 9, 2001; his sister Beverly Eastman of Lacey, Wash., his brother, W. Donald Diamond of Lake Mary, Fla., and by an infant grandson.

A graveside service with military honors will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday in Lake View Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Friday in Powers, Present & Sixbey Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Hospice Chautauqua County, 4840 W. Lake Rd., Mayville, N.Y. 14757, the Prendergast Library Association, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown, N.Y. 14701, or to the Chautauqua Blind Assoc., 510 W. Fifth St., Jamestown, N.Y. 14701.


Earl R. Diener, 88, of Glen Ellyn, formerly of Sun City Center, FL, beloved husband for 63 years of Minerva; dear father of Ronald (Cheryl); proud grandfather of Barry (Stacy), and Justin; great-grandfather of Gabrielle, and Avery. Born July 26, 1922 in Brooklyn, NY, he died Wednesday, Sept. 1 [2010], at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield. Mr. Diener served in the Marine Corps for three years during World War II in Guam and Guadalcanal. While living in Florida, he volunteered with the Medical Emergency Squad and among other things, drove an ambulance while volunteering. He was always helping people whenever he could. Private interment, Forest Home Cemetery in Forest Park, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials to American Cancer Society , 1801 S. Meyers Rd., Ste. #100, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181.


Warren C. "Dut" Dietz, 85, of Bethlehem Township, NJ, died Tuesday, August 1, 2006 in Warren Hospital. Born on April 1, 1921 in Flemington, NJ, he was the son of the late he was the son of the late Henry P., Sr. and Mary McKeon Dietz. He and his wife, the former Phyllis Foose, were married May 24, 1945. He worked in the coding department at Riegel Paper Corp. before his retirement. He was a 1939 graduate of Flemington High School. He served in the Marines during World War II as a Marine Raider, where he was involved in five invasions and was wounded in Guam. He loved his family. He was an avid gardener, reader and traveler. "Dut" was a member of the Purple Heart Veterans Association, VFW Post #7857 in Milford; the American Legion in Alpha; Disabled American Veterans; Holland Township Senior Citizens; the Marine Raider Association and the Sixth Marine Division. In addition to his wife, Phyllis, he is survived by two sons, Michael D. and his wife Evelyn of Emmaus, and Thomas "Tad" and his wife Robin of Mansfield Township, NJ; a daughter-in-law Karen Dietz Shaw of Towanda, PA; a brother, Alexander Zanetti of Whiting, NJ; a sister, Margaret Dietz of North, VA; six grandchildren, Danielle, Shel, Heidi, Joel, Jim and Alyssa; and nine great-Grandchildren, Lexie, Jackie, Gregory, Matthew, Nicholas, Logan, Luke, Dylan and Dustin. A son, John W. died in 1989; and a brother, Henry P. Dietz, Jr. died earlier.


Adam J. DiFlaviano, 83, 611 Lafayette Lane, Altoona, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at his residence after an extended illness. He was born June 3, 1919, in Altoona, the son of Amadio & Dorina (DiPietro) DiFlaviano. He married Antoinette "Toni" Aveni Nov. 12, 1949, in Altoona.

Mr. DiFlaviano was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. He was employed as a postal clerk at the Altoona Post Office, retiring in 1978 after 30 years of service. Mr. DiFlaviano was an Altoona High School graduate and attended Clarion State University where he wrestled and played football.

He left college to serve his country as a corporal U.S. Marine Corps Raider in World War II, where he fought in the Asian-Pacific Theater. He was wounded and received the Purple Heart medal after several significant battles.

Mr. DiFlaviano played semi-professional football for the Altoona Mountaineers.

He was cofounder of the Dry Hollow Hunting Camp and current president servicing for 13 years. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Sons of Italy Blair Lodge No. 958. Ceasare Battisti Club and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3.

Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Susan Green of Hollidaysburg; a son Adam E. DiFlaviano of Altoona; two sisters: Lucy Cooper in Florida and Angie Viglione in California; four grandchildren: Danny Green, Randy Green and Adam J. and Missy; a son-in-law, Dan Green; and a cousin, Elizabeth DiFolco.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Anthony; and a sister, Lydia Jenkins.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Anthony P. Scaglione Funeral Home, Altoona.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home by the Franciscan Fathers. Full military services will be performed by the Marine Reserves of Ebensburg at the services.

Interment at Calvary Cemetery. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.


DILLMAN, Charles G. 88, of Leesburg, formerly of St. Petersburg, passed away Aug. 22 [2010]. He was a native of St. Petersburg, the former City Circulation Manager for the St. Petersburg Times and a U.S. Marine veteran, having served with the 4th Raider Battalion. He was a devout Christian man. Survivors include his daughter, Lela-Anne (Tom) Carroll; 2 grandchildren, Anna-Jean and Brad. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 28, at 2 pm at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, 2853 Sunset Point Road Clearwater, FL 33759


Hubert E. Dion of Ventura, a retired maintenance supervisor at Fresno State University, died Sunday [August 25, 1996] after a sudden illness. He was 82.

The 19-year Ventura County resident was born July 23, 1914, in Lake Linden, Mich., where his family owned a logging and lumber business. He was employed at the firm for 25 years.

During World War II, Dion served with the U.S. Marine Corps 4th Raiders in the South Pacific and was decorated with a Silver Star and Bronze Star. He also received the Purple Heart after being wounded in Guam and hospitalized for six months in Pearl Harbor.

After moving west from Michigan after the war, Dion worked for a time on the Pine Flat Dam project, which created the Pine Flat Reservoir and Recreation Area on the Kings River in western Fresno County. He then joined the maintenance staff at Fresno State, now Cal State Fresno, where he worked for 10 years as a supervisor.

He was a member of Disabled American Veterans, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1679 and American Legion Post 339 in Ventura. He was also a member of the California State Employees Assn.

Dion is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carmen; a son, Tom of Santa Clarita; a daughter, Mary Ellen Osio of Ventura; one granddaughter, and three grandsons.

A vigil will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home in Ventura. Mass will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Ventura.

Interment will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery in Oxnard.

Donations may be made to the American Heart Assn. or Catholic Charities.


Howard Eugene Dirickson, age 78, died on July 5, 2001 from congestive heart failure in Solomons, Maryland.

Chief Dirickson was a native of Littlefield, Texas. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1941, when he was 17 years old. His first duty assignment was Pearl Harbor Naval Hospital. In 1942, he was assigned to the Marine Corps Raider Battalion, a legendary special mission force in the South Pacific. He participated in the landings at Tulagi and other British Solomon Islands. He was a member of the famous Carlson's Raiders 2nd Raider Battalion which conducted the longest patrol of WWII on Guadalcanal in November and December of 1942.

He served in the Pacific campaigns, surviving a kamikaze bomber attack on the U.S.S. Henrico during the invasion of Okinawa.

During the Korean War, he served aboard the U.S.S. Consolation and the U.S.S. Glendale.

After 27 years of active duty, he retired to Rockville, Maryland and worked for the District of Columbia Government. He received the Scottish Rite 32 degree conferred by the Order of the Freemasons and was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Fred Johnson of Fairfax, Virginia and Kathy and Rick Sullivan of Potomac, Maryland; three grandchildren Suzanne Johnson Mercer, Amy Noelle Johnson, and Ryan Howard Sullivan; one great granddaughter, Megan Nicole Mercer; a sister, Elsie Geer, and numerous, nieces, nephews, and friends; his wife of 53 years, Lillian Frances Dirickson, died in February of this year.

Funeral services will be held on July 18, 2001 at the Fort Myer Chapel, Arlington National Cemetery at 3 p.m. Interment will follow.


Alexander J. Dmuchosky, 79, of West Mount Airy Road, Shavertown section of Kingston Township, died Thursday [September 7, 2000] at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Township.
Born in Swoyersville, he was a son of the late Walter and Mary (Kuzma) Perdikis Dmuchosky. He attended the Swoyersville schools. He was a brakeman for the Delaware and Hudson Railroad, Wilkes-Barre. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a member of St. Therese's Church, Shavertown, Order of the Purple Heart, Daddow-Isaacs American Legion Post 672, Dallas, Anthracite Post 283, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Kingston, and the United Transportation Union.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Stanley; and sister, Beatrice Mandycz.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, the former Margaret George; brothers, Victor, Binghamton, N.Y.; Peter Perdikis, Swoyersville, Ted Perdikis, Arizona; and sister, Marian Goldsmith, Caseyville, Ill.
Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday from the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc., 672 Memorial Highway, Dallas, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at St. Therese's Church. Monsignor J. Peter Crynes will officiate. Interment will be in Memorial Shrine Park, Carverton section of Franklin Township. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. this evening. American Legion services will be at 7:30 p.m. this evening.


Jerry A. Dockey, 75, passed away Saturday, November 16, 1996. Dockey was born July 13, 1921 in Williamsport, Pa. He was a WWII veteran in the U.S. Marine Corps and managed Public Storage in Las Vegas. He is survived by his wife Betty A. Dockey of Pahrump; and sons Kim W. Dockey of Williamsport, Pa. and Jeff A. Dockey of Fremont, Ca. Services are private and have been handled by Davis Paradise Valley Funeral Home.


William Ezikel Doles, 80, a National Aeronautics and Space Administration procurement officer from about 1960 until retiring from Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt in the early 1970s, died Dec. 19 [2001] at a hospital in Inverness, Fla. He had Alzheimer's disease.

After leaving NASA, Mr. Doles owned and operated a wholesale seafood business called Good Luck Seafood in Bowie. He moved from Lanham to Florida in 1976 and continued the seafood business until the mid-1990s.

Mr. Doles was born in Tifton, Ga., and served in the Marine Corps in the Pacific theater during World War II. He received a Purple Heart while fighting with Edson's Raiders, the name given to the 1st Marine Raider Battalion commanded by Merritt A. "Red Mike" Edson.

He moved to the Washington area after the war and did contract negotiations work for the Army Corps of Engineers.

His first wife, Dorothy Glascoe Doles, died in 1986.

Survivors include his wife of seven years, Dorothy J. Doles of Crystal River; and a daughter from his first marriage, Sandra Ross of St. Petersburg, Fla.


John Edward "Jack" Dornan, 85, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011. Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Moore Funeral Home, Arlington. Interment: 12:45 p.m. Thursday in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas. Visitation: 8:30 a.m., prior to the service. Jack was born in Detroit, Mich., on Nov. 1, 1925. After Pearl Harbor, he joined the Marine Corps, was a Marine Raider and was past president of the Marine Raider Association. As an on-the-road driver for Hartz Mountain and Tandy Transport, he enjoyed the freedom of the open road. He married Florence Russell Anderson on Nov. 27, 1972, and was a loving father to her five children. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and three sisters. Survivors: Wife, Florence; sons, Edward Dornan, William, Robert and D. David Anderson and Doreen Walker; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Catherine Baker of Michigan. Arrangements under the direction of: Moore Funeral Home, 1219 North Davis Drive, Arlington, TX 76012, (817) 275-2711


INVERNESS - Edward Joseph Doucette, age 84, of Inverness, died Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Born in Oceola Township, Michigan on March 18, 1921 to the late Edwin & Olive (Bordeau) Doucette, he came here in 1973 from Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Doucette retired from the Detroit Police Department as a police officer with 25 years of service. He served our Country in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, having been honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal. After moving to Florida, Mr. Doucette was employed by the Sumter County Correctional Institution as a Sergeant with 10 years of service. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church of Inverness.


Mr. and Mrs. Philip J. Doyle have received a telegram from the War Department notifying them of the death [April 2, 1945] of their eldest son, Sergeant Philip D. Doyle of Co. L, 3rd Bn, 4th Marines, 6th Division in the South Pacific. The sympathy of the entire county is extended to the family.


Russell John Drabbs, 54, died Sept. 4 [1975], in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

He was born Nov. 16, 1921, in Bell, the son of Frank and Mary Drabbs. He grew up in Hinsdale and later attended four years of college.

Living in Missoula, Wyoming, Alaska, Saudi Arabia, Oregon, and New Mexico, he worked for the Bureau of Land Management.

On Jan. 31, 1965, he was married. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and the Elks Lodge.

Survivors include the widow, Dicenta; the parents of Hinsdale; three sisters, Mrs. R.E. Galor and Mrs. R.R. Stender, both of Seattle, and Mrs. F.L. Sanford of Miles City; and two brothers, Foran of Hinsdale and Thomas of Seattle.

Services held in St. Albert's Catholic Church. Burial in Hinsdale Hillview Cemetery.


John Dragon, age 78. Loving companion of Mildred Vesely; beloved father of Betsy Ricci, John, Donna Ballou, Gerald and James; dear grandfather of 16; great-grandfather of 12; brother of the late Mildred Azzano and Eli Dragon. U.S. Marine Corps W.W. II Veteran. Monday, Dec. 29, 2003. Divine Liturgy Saturday, Jan. 3, St. Gregory Church (2035 Quail Ave.) at 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Spirit Cemetery. Friends may call in The McGorray Bros. Funeral Home of Lakewood, 14133 Detroit Ave., Friday 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Family suggests memorials to Hospice of Southwest, Bradenton, FL. Parastas Friday at 7:30 P.M.


INDEPENDENCE--Services for Roy Kenneth Drake, 50, who died Tuesday [March 2, 1976] in Chicago, Ill., will be 11 a.m. Saturday at White Funeral Home Chapel; burial in Spangler Cemetery near Aurora; survivors include his wife, Norma Conerd Drake; a daughter, Mrs. Claude Butcher of Chicago; three sons, Keneye, Reedy and Kemp, all of Chicago; a brother, Oscar Drake Jr. of Nashville, Tenn.; his mother,. Mrs. Willie Lyons of Chicago.


Weekend accidents claimed at least 10 lives in Alabama, two of them In the Anniston area. There were nine traffic deaths and one fatality in a mine accident.

Accident victims over the state included a Highway Patrolman, [Julian] Fred Draughon, 29, of Dothan.

The highway patrolman, son of Asst. Dothan Police Chief Julian Draughon, and Highway Patrolman E. H. Jones, were escorting a sick woman to a hospital Saturday night [October 3, 1953] when Draughon's motorcycle collided with a pickup truck at a Dothan intersection.

Draughon was catapulted over the pickup truck and landed in the street. His motorcycle skidded into the one driven by Jones, injuring the other officer.

The truck driver, Eddie Hallford of Dothan Rt. 1, received fractured ribs. He was quoted as saying he did not hear the sirens which the patrolmen were using to speed the woman to the hospital.

Rueben Hughes of Geneva had stopped the two motorcycle officers and asked for an escort into Dothan. His sister, Flora Bradley of Black, Ala., had suffered a respiratory attack and he was rushing her to a hospital.

Draughon is the third highway patrolman in 18 months to be killed in traffic accidents while on duty. H. P. Bryant was fatally injured near Scottsboro last December, and A. O. Hudson killed near Jasper the previous spring.


Former Chesterton resident Theodore J. Dresbaugh of Winamac, Ind. died Sept. 25, 2010 at 5:21 p.m. at Porter Valparaiso Hospital Campus. He was 87.

Born on March 5, 1923 in East Chicago, he married Hazel Ruth Hawkins on August 16, 1946 in Crown Point. Hazel died on May 2, 2002. Ted served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Carlson Raider during WWII. He was a millwright and worked at Youngstown Sheet & Tube (J&L Steel) for 27 years. When he retired, he and Hazel moved to Winamac to live on the Tippecanoe River.

He is survived by son and daughter-in-law Mitchell TJ (Kathleen) Dresbaugh of Longansport; son Richard Karl Dresbaugh of Wheatfield; stepson James Frederick "Flip" (Elizabeth) Thompson of Auburn, Wash.; granddaughter Marcella Jean Dresbaugh of San Francisco, Calif; grandson Matthew Ryan Dresbaugh of Hobart; granddaughter Victoria Jo Dresbaugh of Wheatfield; granddaughter Elizabeth Ann (Edward) McCall of Hobart; great-grandson Conner McCall of Hobart; and great-granddaughter Piper Emily McCall of Hobart.

He was preceded in death by wife Hazel Ruth Hawkins Dresbaugh; daughter-in-law Jane Dorothy Dresbaugh; mother Delilah Grensburg Dresbaugh; stepfather Mitchell Thompson; brother Francis Edward "Buck" Thompson; and brother Herbert "Toots" Dresbaugh.

Funeral service will be at Frain Mortuary, 305 East Main St., Winamac on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 at 11 a.m. EDT., with Pastor Rick Abbott. Burial will take place in the Reed Cemetery in Winamac. The VFW and American Legion will conduct military graveside services. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 pm EDT Wednesday, Sept. 29, at Frain Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society. Phone (574) 946-3222.


Thomas H. Driscoll, a Swampscott town selectman, died of a heart attack Sunday [August 13, 1989] at Salem Hospital. He was 74.

Mr. Driscoll was serving his third term as a selectman. He was formerly a Ward 6 city councilor in Lynn and was the former director of the Lynn Housing Authority.

Formerly, he was a legal counsel for the city of Boston under Mayor John Collins. He was also a former legislative counsel for Boston's Chamber of Commerce, the Massachusetts Federation of Nursing Homes and the Massachusetts Taxpayers Association.

Born in Lynn, he graduated from Lynn Classical High School and Holy Cross College. In 1939, he graduated from Boston College Law School.

He was a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Swampscott Rotary Club. He was past commander at the William P. Connery Jr. American Legion in Lynn and the Leon F. Abbott American Legion in Swampscott.

Mr. Driscoll, a recovered alcoholic, was a member of the North Shore Council on Alcoholism and Alcoholics Anonymous, where he helped many people overcome alcoholism. He served on Gov. Edward King's Council on Alcoholism.

During World War II, Mr. Driscoll served in the Marine Corps and received the Purple Heart. After four years in active service, he retired as a major in the reserves. Mr. Driscoll was in the First Marine Raider Battalion, called Edson's Raiders, and remained active in that association.

Mr. Driscoll leaves his wife, Joan A. (Gillis); three daughters, Maryanne of Glen Cove, N.Y., Martha Cesarz of Swampscott and Rosemary L. of Wellesley; two sons, James W. of Tempe, Ariz., Thomas H. Jr. of Swampscott; a sister, Louise Flynn of Nahant; three stepchildren, Maura, Christopher and Brendan Coyle, all of Swampscott; and six grandchildren.

A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. tomorrow in St. John the Evangelist Church, Swampscott. Burial will be in Swampscott Cemetery.


Waldo Emerson Drudge died on January 30th, 2004 in Houston, Texas after a long illness. He was 79 years old.

Waldo was born on June 20th, 1924 on a farm in Milford Township, Elkhart County, Indiana. He was the son of Wilber Sherman Drudge and Elsie Mae (Guy) Drudge.

Waldo joined the U.S. Marine Corps in April, 1942 and served various posts in the Pacific Theater during World War II, including the occupation of Tokyo Bay in August, 1945. He completed his service at the Great Lakes Naval Station in 1946.

Waldo went into farming in Wabash County, Indiana after the war. He was married on April 1st, 1950 to Rosalie Kathleen (Stover) Drudge at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Marion, Indiana. Their first and only child, Michael William Drudge, was born in Marion on February 18th, 1951. Waldo continued his farming career in LaFontaine Township, Wabash County, Indiana until 1962, when he moved his family to Houston. Waldo lived for 40 years at 1310 Glourie Drive in the suburb of Hilshire Village. Waldo worked for the U.S. Postal Service from 1964 until 1986. When he retired, he was maintenance supervisor at the main Houston Post Office on Franklin Street. Waldo was a member of St. Jerome's Catholic Church in Spring Branch. Kay Drudge died on February 14th, 1984.

Waldo is survived by his son, Michael, his daughter-in-law, Maricela Flores de Drudge, both of London, England, and his granddaughter, Mariana Drudge, of Madison, CT.

Visitation with the family will begin at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, February 5, 2004 in the Houston National Cemetery Chapel, 10140 Veterans Memorial Drive with a funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Msgr. Dan Scheel, officiating. Interment will follow in the Houston National Cemetery.


STOUGHTON - Francis (Frank) James Duesler passed away on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, at Four Winds in Verona. He was born on Feb. 5, 1921, in Ridgeway, the son of James Roscoe and Ruth Almira (Severson) Duesler. He attended St. James Catholic Grade School and graduated from Central High School. When World War II started, he enlisted in the Marine Corps. Assigned to the First Division, Frank volunteered to join a new group of elite combat fighters known as Carlson's Raiders. He was very proud of his association with the Corps and continued with membership in the Marine Corps League, and kept in close contact with his Raider friends. Returning to Madison after the war, he opened and operated Creative Woodcrafts, a custom cabinet shop, and later working for JH Findorff and Sons, a construction company, retiring there after 22 years. He lived in New Zealand for awhile after retiring, renewing some wartime friendships. He liked to do crossword puzzles and woodworking projects. He greatly enjoyed a spin on his motorcycle with his wife, Arlene, and poking around in antique shops. Frank (Jim to family) is survived by his wife, Arlene Duesler of Stoughton; a brother, Joseph R. (Charlene) Duesler of Portage; and 17 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Irene Piesens of Fox Lake, Ill.; a brother, Paul W. (Jean) Duesler of Madison; and Lilly Duesler, wife from his first marriage. The family would like to thank Four Winds Manor and the Hospice staff for their wonderful care and kind treatment. There is no service planned. Frank will be cremated and his ashes will be interred with honor at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery, Union Grove. All Faiths Funeral and Cremation Services Madison (608) 442-0477


Arthur Edward Dugan passed away September 10, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; daughters, Bernadette Dugan and Kathleen Ross and grandchildren, Jared Ross and Adina Torberntsson (Peter). Art served as a Chief Warrant Officer II, USMC, enlisting September 4, 1940. He served in the South Pacific and was in the first landing in Guadalcanal, then going on to serve in the Korean War. After 22 years, he retired from the Marine Corps, January 31, 1965. He went on to work for IBM, both in New York and Arizona and then retired from IBM as well. Art was a loving husband, father and grandfather. A Funeral Mass will be held 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1800 N. Camino Pio Decimo. Burial to follow at Our Lady of the Desert Cemetery with full military honors by the USMC Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., Monday, September 14, 2009, with Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m., at Bring’s Broadway Chapel, 6910 E. Broadway.


Edward Eugene "Toby" Duncan, 84, Kansas City, MO, passed away April 24, 2009 at the VA Medical Center. Graveside services will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at Mose-Clark Cemetery, NE of Climax Springs, MO. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Carson Speaks Chapel, 1501 W. Lexington, Independence, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mose-Clark Cemetery. Toby was born May 25, 1924 in Independence, MO, the son of James Edward and Verdie (Conrow) Duncan. He was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran of WWII, serving in the Pacific Theater with the Marine Raiders. Toby was employed with Childers Studio as a Photographer, a Deputy Sheriff with Jackson County, and retired from Brinks Security as a Messenger for 30 years. He was a past member of the American Legion and the VFW. Toby enjoyed the outdoors; he loved gardening, fishing, hunting, baking, spending time at Lake of the Ozarks, and his cat Lilly. He especially loved spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his wife Martha Faye (Hunt) Duncan in 2004; sister Vera Lee Boyle and his parents. Survivors include his daughter, Sherry Crane and her husband Ronald of Topeka, KS; and son Edward Duncan, Jr. and his wife Trena of Kansas City. Five grandchildren, Brian and Lindsey Duncan, of Kansas City; Jennifer Johnson of Kansas City, Sarah Spears of New York and Mary Ferino of Topeka; and four great grandchildren; brother, William Jeffery Duncan of Louisiana; sister Patsy Barnes of Raytown and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements: Carson-Speaks Chapel, 816-252-7900


Lee D. Dunham, 46, 1019 East 12th, died Sunday [December 6, 1970] at the Grace Hospital after a short illness. Born Oct. 10, 1924, at Chanute, he married Velma Beal July 27, 1948 in Hutchison. A resident of Hutchinson since 1942, he was a retired Navy career man and a World War II veteran.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He also held memberships in the Masonic Bassett Lodge No. 124 and the American Legion.

Survivors include the widow, of the home; a daughter: Connie Dunham and sons: Terry, Tim, Neil, all of the home; mother, Mrs. Edyth Dunham, 407 Cochran; a sister, Mrs. Robert Johnson, 310 East 13th.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Johnson and Sons Chapel; Rev. Dean Gleason. Burial will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Johnson and Sons Funeral Home.


DUNN, Edmund J. 88, of Largo, passed away June 10, 2011. Edmund is survived by his loving children, Helyn Dunn and John Dunn. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home

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