Obituary, Jesse E. Duffy Jr.

Jesse E. Duffy Jr. 75, of Holy Hill, Fla. died Wednesday February 9, 2000 at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Born Jan. 15, 1925, In Butler, he was a son of the late Jesse E. and Minnie (Chambers) Duffy.

He was a graduate of Butler High School and had attended Duquesne University.

He was a retired electrician in Florida, where he had lived for more than 30 years.

He was a former member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Butler.  He was a member of the Elks Lodge 170 in Butler.

He was a World War II veteran of the United States Navy, having served on the USS Franklin.

He is survived by one son; Kevin Duffy Eichenlaub of Butler; one daughter, Colleen Hoffman of Butler; one brother, Robert G. Duffy of Aberdeen, Md. ; three sisters, Mrs. Robert (Kitty Lou) Shelton of Belleflower, Calif, mrs. Lawrence (Joan) Bish of Pinehurst, N.C., and Mrs. Charles (Marilyn) McCarren of Butler; two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister.

DUFFY- There will be no public visitation for Jesse E. Duffy, who died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Butler. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery.  Arrangements by GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME, 201 E. Cunningham st.

 

Published Sunday February 13, 2000 in the Butler Eagle

 

 

Obituary, Rene Narcisse Gauthier

WEST HARTFORD, CT – GAUTHIER, Rene Narcisse, age 90, died March 28, 2016, in West Hartford, CT. He was born on Labor Day, September 7, 1925, the son of Cleophas and Antoinette (Lamoureux) Gauthier. He was the second of 5 children and was raised and educated in the French village of Manville, RI. He was part of the Greatest Generation that ever lived and was proud to be a Veteran of World War II, enlisting in the US Navy when he turned 18 in 1943. He served in the Pacific Theater aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Franklin (“the ship that wouldn’t die”). The Franklin was the most heavily damaged ship in WWII to make it home (www.USSFRANKLIN.org). Rene was one of only 704 survivors of this attack, on a ship of 2,800 crewmen, and a member of the “704 Club”.
After the war, Rene held positions at Corning Glass, General Motors, Martin Marietta, and for many years at Kaman Aircraft in Moosup, CT, where he was a buyer and purchasing agent. He then became the Purchasing Control Manager for the Amtrak “Turbo Train” which was serviced in Providence, RI and was one of the first trains, when it was designed and introduced in the 1970’s, to deliver high-speed passenger rail service between Boston and NYC. He finished his career as buyer at Hamilton Standard in Farmington, CT, retiring from his position there in 1990.
He was dedicated to keeping the memory of the USS Franklin alive, and was involved in planning and attending annual reunions of its surviving crew members up until 2013. He assisted in editing a book about the Franklin, A Call to Duty, by William Stewart, published in 2016 and soon available at Amazon.com. He also had a lifelong interest in politics and was involved in the Republican Town Committee in Plainville, CT, where he resided from 1978 until his death.
Rene is survived by his sons, Daniel Rene Gauthier and wife Bonnie of West Hartford, CT, Christopher Rene Gauthier of Plainville, CT and Francis Xavier Gauthier of San Francisco, CA. He is also survived by his brothers, Richard Gauthier and wife Ruth of San Antonio, TX and John Gauthier and wife Jean of Cranston, RI, and by his sister Yvonne Murray of Williamsville, NY, by his two grandchildren, Ahren Rene Gauthier of Cromwell, CT and Leslie Renee Gauthier of New York City, and by his great-granddaughter, Penelope (Penny) Renee Gauthier. He was pre-deceased by his beloved wife of 58 years, Eileen Cecelia Hagan Gauthier, by his parents, and by his brother Charles Gauthier.
A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at the Faith Bible Church in Plainville, CT. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to: USS Franklin Memorial (online at www.USS FRANKLIN.org); or to Hebrew HealthCare, Office of Development, 1 Abrahms Boulevard, West Hartford, CT 06117; or to Faith Bible Church, c/o Rev. James Caron, 168 Unionville Ave., Plainville, CT 06062.

Published in The Woonsocket Call on Apr. 10, 2016– See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/woonsocketcall/obituary.aspx?n=rene-narcisse-gauthier&pid=179557415&eid=sp_ommatch#sthash.PyEXDVWC.dpuf

Obituary, Edwin “Eddie” T. Keenan

KEENAN Edwin “Eddie” T. (Ret. Firefighter, B.F.D ) passed away April 2 2016 at the age of 90. Beloved husband of the late Josephine F. (Fitzgibbons) Keenan. Devoted partner of Joan Menchin of NH. Loving son of the late William M. and Julia C. (Kaes) Keenan. Dear brother of Thomas Keenan, his wife Eileen of South Boston, Nancy Power, her husband Kevin of Middleborough, and the late William Keenan, his late wife Virginia. Cherished uncle of Judith Zarnoch of South Boston, Janet Robash of Westport, and Thomas W. Keenan of Quincy. Eddie was also survived by many loving grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives and friends. He was a resident of 30 years of Sunset Shores on Lake Winnisquam NH. Late veteran WWII US Navy, aboard the USS Franklin and USS Lexington. Visitation in the O’Brien Funeral Home 146 Dorchester Street, SOUTH BOSTON on Wednesday morning from 8:30 – 10:30 AM, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Brigid Church, 841 East Broadway, at 11:00AM. Interment New Calvary Cemetery, Mattapan. Relatives and friends are invited to attend all services. In lieu of flowers, donations in Eddie’s memory may be made to the Boston Firefighters Local 718 Children’s Fund, 55 Hallet Street Dorchester MA 02124 – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonherald/obituary.aspx?n=edwin-t-keenan&pid=179517428&fhid=15234&eid=sp_ommatch#sthash.RVuMNqP2.dpuf

Obituary, Everett S. Kirt Jr.

LIMA — Everett S. Kirk, Jr., 88, of Lima, passed away at 4:00 PM surrounded by his loving family on Monday, February 15, 2016 at his residence.
He was born on August 12, 1927 in Newport, KY to Everett S. Kirk, Sr. and Hazel M. (Baugh) Kirk, who both preceded him in death. On October 7, 1951, he married Margaret E. Pedlow, they were married 45 years and she preceded him in death on May 18, 1997. On June 1, 1999, he married Beverly Jones, who survives in Lima.
Everett proudly served his country in the US Navy as a Radarman 2nd Class, during World War II, from July 1945 until August 1948. He served on the USS Niobrara, the USS Franklin and the inaugural tour of the USS Coral Sea. He had earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Degree from Ohio Northern University. He was the Project Construction Engineer and previously served as a Bridge Engineer for the Ohio Department of Transportation, District 1 for over 35 years and retired from there in 1997. Later in 1997, he went to work for International Tank Service, Inc. as the Chief Engineer. He attended work every day, where he was able to spend time working with his children and grandchildren. He worked up until the time of his passing and was currently one of the oldest practicing engineers in the state of Ohio.
He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, the Eagles Aerie #1291, Celina and the Moose Lodge # 1473, Celina. He enjoyed snowmobiling in the winter and boating and spending time at his cottage at Lake St. Mary’s during the summer. He loved to vacation in Gatlinburg, TN and Ixtapa, Mexico. He was a true family man and loved to celebrate every birthday and holiday together with them. He often said “When it’s all said and done, all you have is your family.”
Surviving are his sons Edward P. (Julie) Kirk of Gomer and Everett “Butch” (Nancy) Kirk III of Lima; his daughters Susan A. (Douglas) Roser of Lima and Elizabeth R. (Kent) Bice of Lima; his step-son Jonathan (Sara) Bassett of Bluffton; his step-daughter Angela (Dennis) Mercer of Columbus; his grandchildren Edward P. Kirk II of Charlotte, NC, Michelle L. (Tony Bloomquist) Kirk of Lima, James P. Kirk of Lima, Jeffrey M. (Danielle) Beck of Lima, Cristine E. Kirk of Gomer, Holly E. (Jessey) Cox of Lima, Julie A. (Micah Lewis) Kirk of Lima, Everett S. (Janelle Neal) Kirk IV, of Lima and Margaret L. “Maggie” Bice of Lima; his step-grandchildren Madison Bassett and Lauren Bassett both of Bluffton, Rae Lynn Mercer and Marcus Mercer both of Colorado; great-grandchildren Hannah E. Cox, Harper E. Cox, Braylie L. Kirk, Lola M. Bloomquist, Emmalyn M. Beck and Reagan N. Beck; his special granddog “Dudley”; his brother Ronald C. (Susan) Kirk of Corrales, NM; his special nephew Edward B. (Carey) Pedlow IV of Lima and daughter Anna; his special niece Diane L. (Al) Watson of Ft. Thomas, KY and children Catherine and Ben; numerous other nieces and nephews; his mother-in-law Norma Jones of Cairo; his sisters-in-law Carolyn Jones and Rebecca Magrum both of Cairo; former daughter-in-law Kelly A. Kirk of Lima.
He was preceded in death by his son Stephen Michael Kirk; his brothers William and Kaye Donn Kirk; his sisters V. Jo Ann Kirk and E. Jane Giannetto.
The family will receive friends on Friday, February 19, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM and on Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 10:30 AM until 12 Noon at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL.
Funeral services will be at 12 Noon on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL with Pastor Richard Jueckstock officiating.
Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, where graveside military honors will be performed by members of the US Navy and VFW Post 1275.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lima Rescue Mission or Deb’s Dogs.
Condolences may be expressed at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.

Obituary, Paul Appert

APPERT
Paul.
Husband, father, engineer, tinkerer, football fan, and all-around nice guy Paul “Doc” Appert passed away on December 9th at age 90. A life-long Ridgewood resident, Doc leaves behind his beloved wife of 64 years Teresa (Perry), and sons Paul (Albany, CA), Peter (Lafayette, CA), Chris (Midland Park) and Phil (Merrimack, NH).
The youngest of five siblings (Larry, Tom, Mary, and Edward), Doc grew up on Overbrook Road in Ridgewood, attended Mt. Carmel School, and graduated from RHS, class of ’43. As a youth he worked for his Uncle Arthur on the Appert Celery farm in Allendale.
Doc joined the Navy at 17, seeing action on the USS Franklin in the Pacific. Like many of the Greatest Generation, Doc rarely spoke of his wartime experiences.
After graduating from Stevens Institute of Technology Doc had a 40 year career as a mechanical engineer, retiring in 1990 to enjoy time at Spray Beach and visiting his kids, grandkids and great-grandson (Caitlin, Dan, Kyle, Grace, Jane, Caroline, Jonathan and Sammy).
We’ll miss Doc’s quiet wit, eclectic taste in music and devotion to his family.
Published in The Record on Dec. 18, 2015

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Obituary, William Compton Kallbrier, Sr.

William Compton Kallbrier, Sr.

September 27, 2014
Kallbrier, William Compton, Sr., on Sat., Sept. 27, 2014.
Beloved husband of 55 years of the late Rose Kallbrier (nee Angelo).
Dear father of William C. (Susan) Kallbrier, Jr. and Jeanette (Jim) Scheve.
Proud grandfather of Eric, Jessica, Kelly and Matt.
Dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, Grandpa Bill and friend.
Bill was a retired tool and die maker. He lived in the St Louis area his entire life, living his last 15 years in St Charles , Missouri with his wife, and daughter and her family, where he could be close to his daughter and son-in-law, son and daughter-in-law and all four of his grandchildren and their events and games. His fondest activities were attending his grandchildren’s events, watching the History, Military or Discovery channels and enjoying a cup of coffee with sitting in the garage waving at the neighbors.
Funeral Sat., October 4 at 1:00 P.M. at the STYGAR MID RIVERS Funeral Home and Crematory, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., St. Charles, MO.
Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials to the American Lung Association appreciated.
Visitation Fri., Oct. 3 from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M.

Obituary, John T. Shelley Sr.

John T. Shelley Sr. passed away on November 8, 2015, at Marlborough Hills Healthcare Center, at the age of 89. He leaves his devoted wife of 64 years, Grace M. (Nathercote) Shelley; his two sons, Christopher P. Shelley of Springfield and John T. Shelley Jr. His daughter Maureen Sanchez died in 2005. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Megan Shelley, Kristen and Bobby Sanchez, Bridget and Nicholas Shelley; a great-granddaughter Kelsie; nieces and nephews. Born in East Boston, he was the son of John and Elizabeth (OConnell) Shelley; Mr. Shelley graduated from Wilmington High School in 1943 and attended Wentworth Institute in Boston. A U.S. Navy veteran during WW II, he served aboard the U.S.S. Franklin. John owned and operated Twin Brook Industrial Cleaning Inc. in Waltham for 45 years retiring in 1995. Dedicated to his business, John was hardworking man with a solid work ethic. He enjoyed sailing and skiing. After living in Waltham for 35 years, John and Grace moved to Northborough in 1996. They became members of St. Bernadette Parish. Calling hours will be held Wednesday, November 11, 2015 from 4-6 p.m. in Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St. Northborough. Johns Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Bernadette Church, 266 Main St. Northborough. Burial with military honors will follow in Howard St. Cemetery. To share a memory or to leave the family a condolence, please visit www.haysfuneral home.com.
Published in The Shrewsbury Chronicle from Nov. 9 to Nov. 20, 2015
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Obituary, Steven L. Loy

Steven L Loy USS FranklinSteven L. Loy July 26, 1925 – Dec 06, 2015
Steven Loy of Beaverton, died peacefully in his home.
Steven was born in Corvallis and grew up in the Enterprise/Joseph area.
Steven proudly served his country in the US Navy and after WW2 the Navy Reserve.
Steve married Betty Ball in 1953 and worked at Portland General Electric for 30 years in public relations.
He is survived by his children, Karen Cook, John Loy and Steven Loy;
A service to remember and celebrate the Life of Steven will be held Jan 9 in Beaverton OR

Obituary, Arthur D. Gratnz

Grantz-ArthurArthur D. Gratnz, 90, of Jackson, passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the Sanford Jackson Medical Center. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2015 beginning at 2p.m. at the Osterberg Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Lance Isaacson officiating. Burial will take place immediately following the service at Riverside Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 4th, from 5-7pm at the Osterberg Funeral Home, and on Thursday, one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Arthur Duane Grantz, the son of George and Esther (Fisher) Grantz, was born on February 1, 1924 on the North Shore of Loon Lake in Middletown Township, Jackson County, Minnesota. In 1929 the family moved to Spirit Lake, Iowa before returning to Jackson in 1934. Art attended school in Spirit Lake and Jackson, later graduating from Jackson High School in June of 1943. On March 24, 1937, Art was baptized and confirmed at the First Presbyterian Church in Jackson; he also survived a bout with lockjaw in the same year. On July 4, 1943 Art entered the US Navy and served on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Franklin, until it was hit off the coast of Japan on March 19, 1945. After his honorable discharge on March 6, 1946, Art returned to Jackson and began working at the Farmers Exchange. On May 2, 1948 he was united in marriage to Beverly Ann Tweedt in Fairmont, Minnesota with the Reverend Walter Mondale, Sr. performing the marriage. After marriage Art became a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Art continued to work at the Farmers Exchange until 1952 when he joined the Jackson Police Department. He served three years as Deputy Sherriff before returning to the Jackson Police Department, where he enjoyed working with the School Patrol. He retired from the Police Department in 1972, at which point he went to work for The First National Bank, now Bank Midwest, until his retirement in 1985. He enjoyed sports, fishing and gardening in his spare time. Art passed away at the Sanford Jackson Medical Center on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the age of 90 years, 11 months and 30 days.

Art is survived by his wife of 66 years, Beverly, a sister Betty, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Art was preceded in death by his parents, his four brothers, a sister, and an infant son.

Blessed be the memory of Arthur Duane Grantz.

Obituary, Eugene P. Higgins

HIGGINS – Eugene P., of Bay Shore, LI, on October 20, 2015 at the age of 94. Beloved husband of the late Margaret. Cherished father of Gregory (Linda) Higgins, Susan Hickey, Capt. Paul (Mary Liz) Higgins, U.S.N. and Matthew (Beth) Higgins. Cherished grandfather of nine and great grandfather of six. Eugene attended Manhattan College and enlisted in the United States Navy in 1942. He earned his wings at Pensicola and joined the Fighting Squadron VF-13. He flew fighters from the deck of the USS Franklin and participated in battles from Guam to the Phillipines. He returned to Long Island and worked in Newsday’s Advertising Department for 36 years retiring as Vice President and Advertsing Director. He was a tutor and Vice President with Nassau Literacy Volunteers. Reposing at The Fredrick J. Chapey & Sons West Islip Funeral Home, 1225 Montauk Hwy. (1/4 mile west of the Robert Moses Cswy.). Celebration of the Liturgy of Christian Burial Saturday 8:45 AM at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church, Bay Shore, LI. Cremation is private. Visiting Friday 2:00 PM until 4:30 PM and 7:00 PM until 9:30 PM.

Published in Newsday from Oct. 21 to Oct. 22, 2015– See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=eugene-p-higgins&pid=176174118&eid=sp_ommatch#sthash.dI7S4rGw.dpuf