Obituary, Billy Lee Jones

Shelmerdine –Billy Lee Jones, 88, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at his home. A graveside service will be conducted Monday at 2pm in Mack Smith Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the cemetery where there will also be a viewing.
Billy, born July 28, 1926 to the late Roy and Mayme Jones in Bomarton, TX, was raised in Keystone, OK. He joined the US Navy during World War II, serving on the USS Franklin, also known as “Big Ben,” in the Pacific Theater. He moved to North Carolina in 1948 and met and married Reba Haddock on November 10, 1948. He worked as a farmer and a butcher before becoming a carpenter, working for Daniels Construction and Eastern Omni before retiring in 1991. He loved to hunt, fish, watch baseball and basketball games with his grandsons, and gardening, but spending time with his family always came first.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Reba Haddock Jones; son, Billy Wayne Jones; grandson, Brian Gray; sister, Lily Jones; father and mother-in-law, Spencer and Mertie Haddock; and in-laws, Amyle Peterman, Joyce Jones, George Meigs, Wilbur and Gracie Haddock, Lyman and Lucille Haddock, Jessie Haddock, Estelle Ham, and Roy Lee Fillingame.
Billy is survived by his children, JoAnn Jones Gray and husband, William of Independence, LA and Randy Jones and wife, Joy Cannon Jones; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Jones Williams and husband, Ernie, all of Shelmerdine; grandchildren, Tonya Cabaniss and husband, Jeff, Justin and William Gray, Roxanna Ford, Alan Jones and wife, Jennifer, Casey, Jason, Michael, and Cody Jones; great grandchildren, Joseph Puckett, Brianna, Edith, Mary, and Jacob Gray, Rachel and Jesse Ford, and Zachary and Matthew Jones; brother, Ray Jones and wife, Betty; sisters, Wanda Peterman and Shirley Bunyard; sisters-in-law, Rena Mae Haddock and Betty Jo Fillingame; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Obituary, Teofilo Guerrero

On April 4th, 2015, Teofilo Guerrero or DOD (Dear Old Dad) as his baby girl, Cecilia called him, left his earthly confines for a world without pain, hate, or remorse. DOD was born in Miami, Arizona in 1924. He served his country during WWII aboard the U.S.S. Franklin as a member of the United States Navy. Determined to learn the English language, he taught himself one word every day. DOD joined the Navy Reserve and served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969 as a member of the Seabee’s. At the age of 48, he picked up the High School Equivalency book, studied it for a month, and passed with flying colors. Later, he became a Deacon serving the El Paso Diocese where he ministered to the inmates at the El Paso County Detention Facility, the ill, and anyone that needed a “spiritual” lift. He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Concepcion, his brother, Manuel “Poli,” his sisters Nicolasa, Elvira, and his late wife, Belen Escobedo-Guerrero. He is survived by his wife, Filomena Guerrero, his sisters Aurelia, Amparo, Corina and brother, Daniel. His children, John (Lori), Leticia (Robert), Irma (Ignacio), David (Esther), and Cecilia. His grandchildren: Nicole, Adreanne, Roseleen, Kristen, Robert, Paul, Eric, Rene, Adrian, Eddie, Joseph, Jonathan, and fifteen great grandchildren. Visitation 4 to 9 on Perches Alameda on Sunday, Rosary 7 pm Perches Alameda, Mass 11:30 AM Monday at St. Francis Xavier. Burial at Ft. Bliss. Pallbearers: David, Eddie, Eric, Rene, Joseph, and Jonathan. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to any U.S. Veteran organization or to the Ambrosio Guillen Texas State Veterans Home, 9650 Kenworthy St., El Paso, TX 79924. 915-751-0967. Thanks to Cuidado Casero Hospice and to Lily and Gaby for taking excellent care of D.O.D.
Published in El Paso Times from Apr. 10 to Apr. 17, 2015
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Obituary, William James Nott

William James Nott (LCDR U.S.Navy Retired), 91, of Portsmouth RI, died Friday, April 10, 2015, surrounded by his loving family at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, MA.
Mr. Nott was born April 8, 1924 in Groton, CT.

He is the son of the late William Edward and the late Mildred (Harris) Nott.

He was married to Marie Christina (Santangelo ) Nott for 61 years.

William enlisted in the Navy after high school and served during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. During his time in the Navy, he worked his way up through ranks and eventually became a commissioned officer, also known as a “Mustang” and retired as a Lieutenant Commander. He served aboard the U.S.S Franklin (CV-13), of which he was very proud.
After retiring from the Navy, William went to work for Roger Williams University in the facilities management department, and became the director of that department for over twenty years.
He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother, and loved spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Christina (Santangelo) Nott, his four sons, Michael Nott and his wife Shanon of Portsmouth, RI, James Nott and his wife Linda of Portsmouth, RI, Paul Nott and his wife Kim of Savannah, GA, and Thomas Nott of Portsmouth, RI.and his daughter Patricia Maggiacomo and her husband Michael. He is also survived by his brothers, Donald Nott, Raymond Nott and Richard Nott, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his greatgranddaughter Jayla Hudson.

A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday April 16, 2015 from 6-8pm in the Connors Funeral Home 55 West Main Road in Portsmouth, RI, friends and family are invited to attend.

Burial with military honors will be on Friday April 17, 2015 at 10am in Portsmouth Cemetery, Bristol Ferry Road in Portsmouth.

 

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Obituary, Robert H. Frank, Sr

Robert H. Frank, Sr. of North Wales passed away Monday April 28, 2014 at the age of 93.

Born in Pottsville, PA he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Ernst) Frank and the loving husband of the late Florence M. Frank. Bob is survived by his beloved children Elaine V. Shirley ( the late Al) of Texas, Susie Papciak (Carl) of Quakertown, Judith Barit (Robert) of Willow Grove, Marjorie Pfeiffer (the late Tom) of Bethlehem and Robert Frank, Jr. (Jan) of Lewes, DE. Also surviving are ten loving grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Bob grew up in Pine Grove, PA and attended Pine Grove High School where he excelled in both football and basketball. Bob was very active in the Boy Scouts, and was proud of attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

Upon graduating from Penn State with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1942 he immediately entered the Navy to serve in WWII aboard the USS Franklin Aircraft Carrier. There he was assigned as flight deck Engineer. During his tenure in the Navy he achieved the rank of Second Lieutenant, and was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic service in battle. Upon honorable discharge from the Navy he went to work for Baldwin Locomotive in Delaware County, PA. He went on to own his own business and later worked for the Barden Corp. where he retired as the VP of Sales and Marketing.

He was an active member of his community being the Past President of the Caster Garden Lions Club in Northeast Philadelphia and most recently enjoyed participating in the Neshaminy Falls Social Organization with his devoted companion Elle Fischer. His hobbies included golf, bowling, horse racing, boating and fishing. He was an avid gardener his whole life and rarely missed a Phillies, Eagles or Penn State football game on TV.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass 11AM , Monday, May 5, 2014 at Mary Mother of the Redeemer Church, 1325 Upper State Road, North Wales, PA where the family will receive friends at 10AM. Entombment will immediately follow at Whitemarsh Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory may be made to the Salvation Army or the American Heart Assoc.

Obituary, Charles L. Finkenstedt

Charles L. Finkenstedt, 90, of Latonia, Kentucky passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015 at his home with his family. He served his country as a decorated WWII Navy Veteran and served on the USS Franklin Air Craft Carrier, a retired security guard with Pinkerton and Kroger’s and member of First Church of God, Latonia. Preceded in death by his wife Audrey Evans Finkenstedt and daughter Modine Davis. Survivors include 4 daughters Maxine Rouse of Ludlow, Carol (Maurice) Decker of Alexandria, Shirley (Paul) Bogle of Burlington and Charlene (Steve) Glacken of Latonia; also survived by many grandchildren, great and great great grandchildren. Visitation 9-11 AM and funeral 11 AM Friday, February 27, 2015 all at SWINDLER & CURRIN FUNERAL HOME, LATONIA. Interment Floral Hills Cemetery. Memorials to American Heart Association , 240 Whittington Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222. For private online condolences and directions please go to swindler-currinfh.com – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nky/obituary.aspx?n=charles-l-finkenstedt&pid=174251742&eid=sp_ommatch#sthash.P2uqTiDv.dpuf

Obituary, William Vitali Herman

William Vitali Herman WWII Navy radioman and oil company dispatcher who owned Elizabeth bakery William Vitali Herman, formerly of Elizabeth, N.J.; Linden, N.J., and Clark, N.J., passed away on Jan. 12, 2015, at his home in Irving, Texas. Visitation will be at The McCracken Funeral Home, 1550 Morris Ave., Union, N.J. 07083, on Monday, Jan. 19, from 2 to 5 p.m., with a Parastas at 3 p.m. Services will be at SS. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church, Elizabeth, on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 9 a.m., with entombment to follow at Graceland Memorial, Kenilworth, N.J. Born in Elizabeth, N.J., William was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, serving from 1942 to 1946 on the U.S.S. PC 615, U.S.S. Franklin CV13 and the U.S.S Adirondack AGC 15 under the flag of Admiral Briscoe. He achieved the rank of radioman RM 2/C, receiving his training at Northwestern University. After the war, William graduated from Rider University with a B.S. degree and managed the Ritz, Regent and Elmora theaters. He worked for Con Weimar and Bond Transportation and retired from BP Oil in 1986 as a dispatcher. He and his wife, Anne Zavoda Herman, owned and operated the Vilan Bakery in the Elmora section of Elizabeth, N.J., for many years before moving to Clark, where they lived for more than 45 years. William was a member of the American Legion Clark Post and the Loyalty Lodge F&AM in Union and was past master of Orient Lodge in 1961. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church in Elizabeth, N.J., and St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Euless, Texas. William is survived by his beloved wife, Anne, of Irving, Texas; daughter, Karen Steffaro and her husband, Robert, also of Irving; son, William Herman and his wife, Nancy (Kushnerick); and two granddaughters, Alexandra and Julia of Rochester, Mich. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to SS. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church, 158 Stiles St., Elizabeth, N.J. 07208 or St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 303 Cullum Drive, Euless, Texas 76040.
Published in Star-Ledger on Jan. 18, 2015
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Obituary, Thomas Joseph Connelly

THOMAS JOSEPH CONNELLY
Tom, 89, formerly of Penn Hills, died Thursday evening, February 12, 2015. Son of Thomas Connelly and Bridie Lavelle of Clifden and Streamstown, Ireland; beloved husband of the late Kathleen (Ludwig) Connelly; beloved father of Lynda (Frank) Pastor, Terence (Deborah) Connelly, Gregory (Carol) Connelly, Kathleen Blattenberger and Sean (Laura) Connelly; brother of Mary Louise Sullivan and the late Patrick and George Connelly; grandfather of Shannon, Sean, Ryan, Darren, Meg and Cate. Tom was a retired foundry superintendent with U.S. Steel Corporation at the Edgar Thompson Works in Braddock. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1950 with a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering. He was a Navy veteran serving aboard the U.S.S. Ben Franklin CV-13 during the Pacific campaign during World War II. On March 19, 1945, off the coast of Japan, a Japanese bomber managed to infiltrate the carrier’s airspace and dropped two 500 pound bombs severely damaging the vessel. Heroic efforts by the crew saved the ship while 739 shipmates perished . He was a member of the American Legion and the Oakmont Elks. Tom volunteered his time as a tax advisor especially aiding the elderly with their tax returns. He was a member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Verona. An avid Pittsburgh sports team fan, Tom loved the Pirates, Panthers, Steelers and Arnold Palmer. He loved Ireland especially his relatives and family home in Clifden, County Galway. Friends and relatives will be received at BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC., 421 Allegheny Avenue, Oakmont on Monday, February 16, 2015, from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Verona on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at 10 a.m. Family suggests memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project, 301 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Feb. 15 to Feb. 16, 2015
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Obituary, Richard Allen Bloom

Richard Allen Bloom September 10, 1926 February 10, 2015 Richard Allen Bloom, 88, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday morning, February 10, 2015, at Greenhills Village, State College. He was born September 10, 1926, in Altoona a son of the late Paul and Ruth (Boyer) Bloom. He married his beloved wife of sixty-six years Norma Ruth Chamberlain in 1946, in Townsend, Md. Surviving are his two daughters, C. Ann Bloom and Sherry J. Bloom, both of State College; brother, Donald Bloom, of Dover, Del. Richard was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Sparks. Mr. Bloom attended the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, State College and formerly attended Altoona Bible Church, Altoona. He was a 1945 graduate of Altoona High School. Richard was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII attaining the rank of Seaman First Class. He was a survivor of the bombing by the Japanese of the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Franklin “Big Ben” in March of 1945. He retired as an electrician from Conrail in June 1990, after 37 years service. After his retirement from the railroad, Richard was employed as an oxygen technician for Dick’s Homecare, Altoona with 15 years service. Friends will be received from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 13, 2015, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc., 501 Sixth Avenue, Altoona where a funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Stewart W. McClelland officiating. Interment will be made at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Funeral Home Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc 501 6Th Ave Altoona, PA 16602 (814) 942-7747

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Obituary, Irving L. Kidwell

Irving L. Kidwell passed away April 26, 2013, at the Mandrin House in Annapolis, MD.

Mr. Kidwell served in the Navy on the USS Franklin, CV 13, in World War II, where he was awarded an Honorable Discharge and Bronze Star Metal from the United States Navy. He served in the Lions Club, State Roads Commission and Chamber of Commerce. He was a Banker, Real Estate Broker and a General Contractor.

Mr. Kidwell is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ida May Kidwell; a son, Leroy W. Kidwell and wife Karen; three daughters, Susan K. Kidwell, Laura F. Strickland and her husband Manning, Catherine L. Kidwell and her husband Mark Puleo; a stepdaughter, Blanche Radich, a stepson, Charles Sellner and his wife, Barbara; and one brother, Dellburt Kidwell and his wife Beverly; 15 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Obituary, Andre J. Vincent

MANCHESTER – Andre J. Vincent, 89, died Jan. 4, 2015 at Concord Hospital following a brief illness.

He was born in Manchester on Aug. 10, 1925, the son of William and Germaine (Belanger) Vincent and had been a lifelong resident of Manchester.

He served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Franklin, which was dive bombed by the Japanese during World War II.

Prior to his retirement he was the owner and operator of Andre’s Hair Salon in Milford for more than 50 years.

Family members include two sisters, Carmen McInnis and Simone P. Richard, one sister-in-law, Theresa Vincent, all of Manchester, six nieces, Carol Scott, Janice Bantis, Priscilla Vincent, Diane McInnis, Diane Nascimento, Denise Dunham, two nephews, Alfred “Buster” McInnis, Greg McInnis, several great nieces, great nephews and several cousins.

He was predeceased by one brother, Conrad Vincent.

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services: Calling hours will be on Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m. at J. N. Boufford & Sons Funeral Home, 110 Bridge St., Manchester.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Raphael Church, 103 Walker St., Manchester. Committal prayers and Entombment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Brigham & Women’s Hospital to support pancreatic cancer research, 116 Huntington Ave., 3rd Floor, Boston MA. 02116.

For more information and online guestbook please visit www.bouffordfuneralhome.com.
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