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.

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Obituary, George Harris

Geoorge was born on August 26, 1927 and passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2015.

George was a resident of Parkersburg, West Virginia at the time of his passing.

He served two years in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Franklin Aircraft Carrier.

He was married to Jacqueline.

Funeral services will be conducted at the convenience of the family with burial in the Mount Calvary Cemetery near Morgantown WV.

In lieu of flowers please contribute to the charity of choice.

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.

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Obituary, Robert Lee Tice

Robert Lee Tice

Robert Lee Tice, age 91, passed away July 30, 2015 in Bigfork, Montana where he had

made his home with his devoted wife Eve. Six days after Bob passed away Eve also

passed away in Bigfork. They were married May 22, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan. They

had been married for 72 wonderful years. They lived in southern California for many

years prior to moving to Montana.

Bob was born in Detroit on January 3, 1924. His wife, Eve Olkkonen, was born in Florida

Location, Michigan on August 7, 1924,

Bob was so proud of the United States Navy and of his service aboard the USS Franklin.

He spoke fondly of being a “Plank Owner” of the Franklin. He enjoyed the camaraderie

of his shipmates throughout the years after the war.

He owned many books and videos of the Navy and in particular the USS Franklin. He

was pleased to contribute his experiences in the book “Inferno” written by Joseph A.

Springer so that others would know of the ultimate sacrifice given by the sailors who

perished and of the heroism of those who remained to make the Franklin seaworthy and

sail her home.

May God Bless S1/c Robert Lee Tice.

Obituary, Herve E. Dionne

Herve E. Dionne, 90, of Warwick passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at home. He was the beloved husband of Mary A. (Davey) Dionne. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Eugene J. and Lillian (Ouellette) Dionne.

Mr. Dionne was a Foreman for Industrial Machine Corp. for 40 years until his retirement. He also served in The United States Navy during WW II. He was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Warwick. Mr. Dionne was an avid golfer.

He was the loving father of Stephen M. Dionne and his wife Mary Pat of Cranston, David H. Dionne and his wife Kim Plumridge of Tuckahoe, NY and Kathleen A. Adamonis and her husband Vitold of Sutton, MA. Cherished grandfather of Kevin Dionne, Kristen Lukasevicz and David Adamonis and great-grandfather of seven. He was the brother of the late Theresa Teehan and Lillian Nadeau.

Relatives and friends are invited to Visitation on Friday, October 2, 2015 from 9:00-10:30 am in THE URQUHART-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 800 Greenwich Avenue, Route 5, Warwick (Exit 12A on I-95) followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 3252 Post Road, Warwick. Burial in RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Assn. RI Chapter, 245 Waterman St., Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906 would be appreciated.

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