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Li Yao-tze (Seiko) Armstrong

Li Yao-tze (Seiko) Armstrong was born February 18th, 1946 in Chiayi County, Taiwan, Republic of China. She died September 6, 2003 in Fulton County, Georgia, USA. She lived in the Taipei area of Taiwan until December of 1972.  We met in February, 1971 and were married on August 21st, 1972 in Taipei, Taiwan. She moved to the U.S. inn December of 1972. Her first home in the U.S was as an Army wife at Fort Belvoir, Virginia until May 1974. At the end of my Army obligation she moved with me back to my hometown of East Point, Georgia. She lived, with me, in the Atlanta suburbs until her death. She was a very hard working and faithful companion. She had very little formal education so she had to work very low paying jobs. She spent over 24 years working at a car wash and had several articles written in the local newspaper about her hard work and cheerful personality. She was named the 1994 Injured Worker of the Year by the state of Georgia. The award was for her determination to recover from her injuries. Seiko was hit by a car and had both legs and her right arm severely damaged along with more minor injuries. The doctors said she wouldn’t walk again for 1 and half to two years and that she might never work again. Through her determination she returned to work on a full time basis in only 1 and half years. She was most proud of finally becoming a U.S. citizen on September 11, 2002. She died suddenly of a massive heart attack as she was preparing our nighttime meal. I love and miss her more every day. She was the best person I have ever known.

Submitted by: John L. (Larry) Armstrong


Paul G. Bertetto

Paul G. Bertetto, 61, passed away Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, after a long illness. A long time resident of Vandergrift, he most recently resided in Carmichaels. He was an Army veteran and a member of the Army Security Agency (DD214). He is survived by his wife of seven years, Katharine; mother, Pearl R. Bertetto, of Vandergrift; two sisters, Kathryn St. John and Bonnie Tokarek, both of Florida; a daughter, Lana Wiser, of Vandergrift; son, Keith Bertetto, of Arnold; stepchildren, Kristina Buchmaier, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Eric Zrenchak, of Uniontown; and grandchildren, Gina Wiser and Ian Buchmaier. He was preceded in death by his father, Gildo Bertetto. No services will be held as Mr. Bertetto donated his body to Humanity Gifts Registry.



Age 69, of Mt. Washington, suddenly on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Beloved husband of 37 years of Corrine “Cookie” Bohaski; loving father of Richelle (Pete) Simon, Deborah Gmys, Kimberly Gmys, Lori Gmys and Lisa (Mark) Sweeney; loving Frankie of Leah, Jamie, Alyssa, Mara, Russell, Erin, Peter, Maggie, Ashley, Nathan, Lauren, Haley, Ben and Madison; cherished great-Frankie of Prudence, Amia and Jordyn; beloved brother of Meeann Marsh, Roberta Zill and the late Jack Bohaski; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends welcome Thursday, April 10, 2014, 2-8 p.m., Friday, April 11, 2014, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at WM. SLATER & SONS, INC., (412-381-3345) Virginia Ave. and Kearsarge St., Mt. Washington, where Blessing Service will be held Friday, April 11, 2014, 12:30 p.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Western PA Humane Society, 1101 Western Ave., Pgh., PA 15233.

Birth 29 Jan 1945 Death 8 Apr 2014
Burial – National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section C4 Site 300
Memorial ID 130949588


Rand D. Bowerman – full obituary is available by clicking here.

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Name: Rand D. Bowerman
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 2013
Event Place: Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States of America
Photograph Included: Y
Birth Date: 31 Mar 1949
Death Date: 16 Nov 2013
Affiliate Record Identifier: 121968950
Cemetery: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona



HOOKSETT, NH – Judith “Scooter” Pelotte Dexter, 67, passed away Saturday evening on 28, January 2017, at home after a short bout with cancer peacefully in her sleep, with her husband and children by her side. Scooter was born in Whitefield, NH 28, April 1949, the daughter of Clayton F. and Margaret Moody Pelotte. She moved to Texas with her parents at a young age and back to Whitefield when she was in her teens. She was in the first class to graduate from White Mountains Regional High School in 1968. Her design was chosen for the “Spartan” Mascot.

She worked twenty years for K-Mart in various locations, six years managing a convenience store for Lambert Oil Company in Virginia, thirteen years as a Field Merchandiser for Cumberland Farms where she traveled all through New England. She liked working as a Field Merchandiser, often saying “it was the best job she ever had.”

In 2012, congestive heart failure set her back. She had to have open heart surgery with five bypasses, unfortunately she was not able to return to work.

She enjoyed many hobbies including bingo, crafts, puzzles, and connecting with friend and family on Facebook, most of all her grandchildren.

Family members include her husband of 47 years, Brian A. Dexter of Hooksett, NH; four children, Brianna and husband Christian Boedding of New Orleans, LA, Charisma Campbell and Chad Ray of Marion, VA, Markaya Dexter and James Rhea of Marion, VA, Austin Dexter and Beth Robinson of Marion, VA; eleven grandchildren, Blake Dexter, Bethany Richardson, Trey Dexter, Ashleigh Gilley, Kyle Gilley, Charish “Shay” Campbell, Derek Dexter, Kristofer Bodding, Myka Boedding, Dakota Ray, Kacie Ray; two great-grandchildren: Gabriel DeCecca and Jay Bodding; two brothers, Donald Pelotte and Clayton F. Pelotte of Dunedin, FL, and one sister, Barbara Bernal of Houston, TX.

SERVICES – Visiting hours were held on Thursday evening and the funeral was on Friday, February 3, 2017 at the Pillsbury Phaneuf Funeral Home in Littleton, NH.

Her family is asking that in lieu of flowers, that you take a moment and time to send flowers/cards to someone that is close to you and that you reflect on fond memories of your loved ones.


William C Dials II

(November 14, 1948 – June 10, 2016)

William C. (Bill) Dials II, age 67, died peacefully on Friday, June 10, 2016, surrounded by his loving wife and children.

Bill was a man of integrity, character, and patriotism, spending his life faithfully serving his family, community, and country. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army, having served two tours of duty in the Vietnam War. Bill spent his 38-year career with the United States Postal Service, retiring in 2007. He was a long-time and devoted member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, and served his local community through the American Legion Post 197 and the Pike County Volunteer Fire Department for over thirty years, holding many roles.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Helen Dials, his sister, Sandra Kay Smith, and his brother, Howard Michael Dials. Bill is survived by his wife: Bonnie A. Dials; daughter and a son-in-law: Kriss and Mark Barronton of Alpharetta, GA; sons: Matthew Dials of New York, NY and Nicholas Dials of Boston, MA; grandchildren: Benjamin and Kate Barronton. He is also survived by his sisters: Andria Sheriff, Kim Phillips, Melissa Dials, and Hannah Diehl; and a multitude of treasured friends.

Friends may visit the family on Sunday, June 12, from 6-8 p.m., at Moody-Daniel Funeral Home in Zebulon, Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 13, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Griffin. The Rev. Fred Thompson and Ralph Dailey will officiate. Interment will follow at Moody Memorial Gardens. Mr. Dials will be taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service to lie-in-state.

Moody-Daniel Funeral Home in Zebulon is in charge of arrangements: www.moodydaniel.com.


Ralph Warren Dickson

70 of Phoenix, passed away on July 31, 2017. Loving husband, father, step-father and grandfather, was preceded by his parents, Elmer (Jim) Dickson and Jean Dickson. Survived by his wife, Sherry Zumbrunnen; his children, Kimberly Rogan and Matthew Dickson; his step-children, Shannon Carey, Nichole Zumbrunnen, and Brett Zumbrunnen; seven grandchildren; and sister Sharon Dunham. A small celebration of life will be held at his home in Phoenix.


Gary D. Dixon

Gary D. Dixon ObituaryGary D. Dixon, supportive husband, encouraging father, outdoors enthusiast, and good friend died Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 after a year long battle with melanoma. He was 62 years old. Gary was the youngest son of John and Betty Dixon, of Baltimore, MD. His family moved to Denver, Colorado in 1958 and he graduated from Abraham Lincoln HS in 1966. Raised in Colorado, Gary loved to fish, camp and backpack in the Rockies and his children shared this passion, years later. He entered the U.S. Army in 1968 and served in the 313th Radio Research Company in Pleiku, Viet Nam and in the 175th RR company in Bein Hoa. In 1970-1971, he served with the 335th RR Company in Dong Tam and Can Tho, Viet Nam. Honorably discharged he eventually studied business at Metropolitan State College in Denver, Co., receiving his Bachelors in Marketing in 1977. Ever the enthusiastic outdoorsman, Gary enjoyed the opportunity to move to Vail in 1977 to become the working partner of Valley Cleaners and the Copper Tub Dry Cleaners; eventually opening store fronts in Vail, East Vail, Minturn, and Copper Mountain. It was here that he met Kim and they were married in 1985 in Denver, returning to Vail often throughout his life. When Kim’s IBM career brought them to Research Triangle Park, NC in 1987, Gary attended NC State University and received his NC teaching credentials with honors. He began teaching in the business department at East Wake High School in 1992. In 1999 he became the Career Development Coordinator of EWHS and worked there until his death. He found the CDC position fulfilling: helping many college and non-college bound students with career options. And he cherished the relationships with his colleagues. Gary’s love of scouting brought him into various BSA positions: as Patrol Leader for Pack 314 and as Assistant Scout Master for Troop 364. He enjoyed the opportunity to instruct scouts in fishing and other outdoor sports, and scouting side-by-side with his son. In 1992 both Gary and Kim took up German dancing with the non-profit organization, the Little German Band and Dancers, of Raleigh, NC. For 16 years they brought joy and fun to audiences with their folk dancing – performing from Manteo to Black Mountain, and Maryland to Walhalla, SC. Traveling to Europe with the LGB&D three times, they performed at the opening parade of Munich’s Oktoberfest, Belgium, West and former E. Germany making special life-long friends along the way. Gary was honored to be dance director for six years. Gary is survived by his wife, Kim Yaeckel Dixon; his children, Amanda and Matthew, and his brothers, Gerald Dixon and Dr. Ronald Dixon, both of St. Augustine, FL. Visitation will take place on Tuesday evening May 26, 2009, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Renaissance Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks Road in Raleigh with Military color guard at 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 5801 Falls of the Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 with a reception following. The LGB&D have been supporting Hospice of Wake County for over 25 years. The Dixon family would like to continue this tradition by suggesting donations be made in memory of Gary Dixon to Hospice of Wake County, Building Fund, 1300 St. Mary’s St. Suite 400, Raleigh, NC 27605 or www.buildhospice.org. Donations are also appreciated for East Wake Education Foundation, Gary Dixon Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1404 Wendell, NC 27591. This scholarship will benefit post-secondary vocational education, as per Gary’s wishes. Arrangements entrusted to Renaissance Funeral Home, (919) 866-1866. Condolences may be made at www.rfhr.com

Published in The News & Observer on May 24, 2009


Nancy L. Givler

MILLERSVILLE, MD — On December 2, 2016, Nancy L. Givler (nee Isaacson) of Millersville, MD, passed away surrounded by her loving family. She was 84. Devoted wife of 62 years to Lloyd R. Givler; beloved mother of Debbie A. Dinsmore of Millersville, Virginia L. Williams Horne of Centreville, Linda S. Kiefer of Millersville, and Michelle A. Williams of Severna Park; Cherished grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 9. She was predeceased by her son Richard L. Givler.

Nancy worked for Roadway Trucking as a billing clerk for 25 years before retiring. She enjoyed antiquing, was an avid reader and enjoyed knitting afghans for her family. She was an amazing cook and everyone will miss her delicious pies. Most especially though, Nancy loved spending time with her family…..and as our mom would say at every family gathering “Hyvää joulua and Tulevat syömään japojille!”

Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Dec. 7, 2016


Thomas GreinerMr. Thomas Edward Greiner Sr.

of Milford, PA, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at Barn Hill Hospice Facility. He was 61. He was born February 2, 1948 in Suffern, NY, the son of the late Edward R. and the late Jean E. Auryansen Greiner.

He proudly served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

Surviving are:
His loving wife Kathy Greiner at home
1 Son: Tommy Greiner and his wife Ami and their son Riley of Matamoras, PA
2 Daughters: Julie Greiner of Bloomingburg, NY, Stacie Greiner of State College, PA

He was predeceased by his two sisters, Patricia Blumfield and Cathy Hempstead.

Friends may call at the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, Inc., 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 on Friday, December 18, 2009 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, December 18, 2009 at 7:30pm at the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, with Rev. Stephen Huston officiating.

Cremation will be at H.G. Smith Crematory, Stroudsburg, PA.

A burial of cremains with military honors will be on Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 11:00am at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Port Jervis, NY.


Proctor Ray Holbert

April 02, 1939 – July 03, 2013

Funeral services for Mr. Proctor Ray Holbert, age 74, of Allons will be conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 7, 2013 from the Chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. David Beaty officiating. Burial will follow in the Overton County Memorial Gardens where there will be a military service provided by the Honor Guard from the James T. Davis Memorial Post 5062 of Livingston. The family will receive friends on Saturday evening from 5 until 9 p.m.

Mr. Holbert passed away on July 3, 2013 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was born April 2, 1939 in Overton County to the late Homer Proctor and Cassie Newberry Holbert. He was the owner of H & L Data.

He attended Christ Church Presbyterian Alpine and was a retired veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1956 through 1976.

He is survived by his wife, Kay Holbert of Allons; 2 daughters, Alyson Holbert of Chesapeake, VA and Alisa Cade & husband, Jason of Kingsport, TN; 2 brothers, Bill Holbert & wife, Carolyn of Brenham, TX and Joseph Holbert & wife, Penny of Purvis, MS; and a sister, Alice Cox & husband, Charles of New Baltimore, MI.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jim Holbert.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Christ Church Presbyterian Alpine or the charity of choice.

Pallbearers to serve are Jason Cade, Scott File, Joe Holbert II, Dan Holbert, Ken Holbert, & Jason Holbert.


Gerald S. (Jerry) Keshock

AUSTINTOWN – Gerald S. “Jerry” Keshock, 62, passed away Thursday morning, Aug. 16, 2012, at his home, following a brief battle with lung cancer.

Gerald was born Oct. 18, 1949, in Youngstown, the son of the late John and Mary Fabetich Keshock, and was a lifelong area resident.

Jerry was a 1967 graduate of Poland Seminary High School, and after graduation, joined the U.S. Army and served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He subsequently joined the Ohio National Guard in Ravenna and was pensioned from the Guard in 1994.

Mr. Keshock also worked as a steelworker for 30 years, retiring from Thomas Steel Strip in Warren in October of 2011.

He was a member of St. Joseph Church in Austintown. Jerry was also a member of the American Legion and the First Cleveland Cavalry Association.

Jerry was an extremely enthusiastic member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, a medieval re-enactment group. He enjoyed camping with fellow SCA members at the organization’s annual “Pennsic War,” a 17-day event held in Slippery Rock, Pa., where he was known to all by his persona, “Ivarr.”

Jerry leaves his wife of 37 years, Diane R. Carach Keshock, whom he married Nov. 9, 1974; his son, David M. (Theresa Hegel) Keshock of Emmaus, Pa.; his daughter, Stefanie R. Keshock (Ken White) of Davenport, Fla.; a granddaughter, Talia Rose Keshock; a brother-in-law, Atty. Herman Carach and his wife, Judge Kay Woods of Canfield; and nephews Christopher and Matthew Carach.

Jerry will be truly and sadly missed by all who loved him.

A brother, Michael Keshock, is deceased.

Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown, where funeral services will take place at 1 p.m.

Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.

Visit kinnickfuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send condolences online to Jerry’s family.


Franklin Krutz

August 10, 1946 – September 03, 2016

FRANK KRUTZ passed away peacefully on September 3, 2016 in Petaluma surrounded by family after a two-year battle with cancer. Devoted husband of Aileen (Riebli) Krutz. Cherished father of Donna Hernandez (Jose) and Sharon Boccaleoni (John). Adored grandfather of Ashley and Ryan Michels and Gino Boccaleoni. Loving step-grandfather of Tania (Hernandez) Gibbons and Natalie and Moises Hernandez. Dear step-great-grandfather of Gavin, Chance, Jennifer and Rilee.

Frank was born in Shenandoah, PA on August 10, 1946. During the Vietnam Era, he enlisted in the US Army and proudly served his country. He was honorably discharged in 1969 while stationed at Two Rock Ranch. It was in Petaluma that Frank met the love of his life, Aileen, and they were married soon thereafter. For most of his career, Frank worked for local companies in the construction industry as a lubrication engineer. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, traveling, working in his vegetable garden, but most of all, woodworking. He was a member of the Petaluma Elk’s Lodge, Druids and Outdoorsmen.

Friends and family are invited to attend the Celebration of Frank’s Life, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Tomrose Ranch, 5307 Stony Point Rd., Santa Rosa. Donations in Frank’s memory may be made to Hospice of Petaluma or Cancer Research. Private Inturment.

Celebration of Life:

Sunday, October 09, 2016
1:00 PM

Tomrose Ranch
5307 Stony Point Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95407


John Randolph Mason

Mr. Mason was born on June 2, 1949 and passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2009.
Mr. Mason was a resident of Mount Airy, Maryland at the time of passing.
Mr. Mason served in the U. S Army during Vietnam.
Mr. Mason was married to Virginia.
Services: The family will receive friends on Monday November 9, at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 8 East Ridgeville Blvd, Mt. Airy, from 2:00pm until time of Memorial Services at 3:00pm. Interment will be private.

Memorials: Those desiring may make memorial contributions in Mr. Mason’s name to the Mt. Airy Lions Club, P. O. Box 53, Mt. Airy, MD 21771 or to the charity of ones choice.


Patrick James McAllister

Patrick James McAllister, age 72, of Manassas, VA passed away Friday, May 11, 2018 at his residence.

He was born on March 5, 1946 in Dubuque, Iowa the son of the late Earl F. and Rita (Lope) McAllister. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He retired as a communication specialist for the C.I.A. He was preceded in death by a brother, Michael McAllister and a sister, Norah McAllister.

Survivors include his wife, Diane L. McAllister; three children, Mark Dailey and wife Donna of Manassas, VA, Jennifer Joyce and husband Thomas of Manassas, VA, Betsy Dailey of Manassas, VA; 8 grandchildren, Thomas Joyce and wife Ashley, Colin Joyce, Matthew Joyce, Christopher Dailey, Alexander Dailey, Morgan Priestley, Tabytha Thompson, Joshua Proffitt; one great grandchild, T.J. Joyce; one sister, Sharon McAllister of Dubuque, Iowa.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-6:00PM Friday, May 18, 2018 at Pierce Funeral Home, 9609 Center Street, Manassas, VA where a memorial service will be held at 6:00PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Vietnam Veteran Association


Warren A Noble Jr

Warren Augustine Noble, Jr., 1st Sgt. U.S. Army Retired, age 76, of Ft Myers, FL, passed away on July 24, 2002 at Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center after complications from surgery. Born July 23, 1926 to Warren A. & Sophie J. Noble of Brighton, MA.

He joined the Army in 1949 and served his country for 22 years, seeing service in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. After retiring from the military in 1971, he moved to Fort Myers, FL and worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier until he retired at the age of 71. He was the former president of the Fort Myers Branch 2072 of the National Letter Carriers. His greatest joy and accomplishment after retiring was putting together and hosting the Florida ASA Friends 28th Annual Reunion in Ft Myers, FL on April 26-28 of this year.

Survived by his loving wife, Rose Alma of 35 years; daughter Mary Christine; sisters Mary J. Heath, Waltham, MA, Margaret C. Zilke, Cleo Springs, OK, Murial A. Sherman, Lakeland, FL and Marion V. Hughes, Cleo Springs, OK; and numerous nieces and nephews. His parents and one sister, Barbara J. Olson, predeceased him.

Fondly known as ‘Top’ to many of his military counterparts and friends, he was respected, loved and will be sadly missed by many. Some of which the family wish to recognize are FASAF 2002, his morning ‘coffee club’ at the McDonald’s on North Cleveland Ave, and many people who have worked with him in the post office and those families he served on his mail route. Also a special thanks goes to Edith Nealon (family friend) and to the nurses (especially Irene, Judith and Diane) at the CVICU at Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center for helping the family through this difficult time.

A funeral service will be held on Friday at 2PM in the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home, where the family will receive friend’s 12 to 2 on Friday. In his memory, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity. Entombment will be in Ft Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 38.


Published in The News-Press on July 25, 2002


Clyde Pendergraft

Clyde was born on May 8, 1945 and passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018. Clyde was a resident of Oklahoma at the time of passing. At Pond Creek High School he attended Boy’s State, was elected as the senior class president, all district football, all conference basketball, played baseball, sang in the choir and played trombone in the band. In May of 1966, Clyde enlisted in the Army Security Agency. Donations may be made in Clyde’s name to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, S.W. Lilburn, GA 30047 or the Ponca City First Christian Church, 210 N. 5th, Ponca City, OK 74601.


Judy Faye Sayne

Judy Faye Sayne age 75 of Knoxville, passed away at her home Friday, November 3, 2017 surrounded by family. Preceded in death by her mother and step-father Mildred and Elmer Berrier, father James Woods, beloved Aunt Nettie, sister and brother-in-law Gloria and Joe Tallent. Survivors include her loving husband of 31 years Gene Sayne, stepdaughter and her husband Angie and Skip Miller, grandchildren Chase and Nikki Miller, sisters and brothers-in-law Toni and Robert Johnson, Jill and Robert Keck, Linda Raby, several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Monday, November 6, 2017 from 2-3pm at Berry Highland Memorial, 5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN, 37919. A Funeral Service will follow at 3pm with Pastor Sam Loy officiating. Friends may leave their thoughts and memories at www.highlandmemorialknoxville.com


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Joseph M. “Merkie” Stanton, Jr.

Joseph M. “Merkie” Stanton, Jr. of Elmira, NY passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Merkie was born on April 9, 1936 in Geneva, NY son of the late Joseph M. Stanton, Sr. and Frances I. (Mott) Stanton. He was a retired U.S. Army veteran, serving his country in the Viet Nam War and all around the world for 24 years with the United States Army Security Agency. At one point in his carreer, Merkie had to smuggle parts to a U2 spy plane into Thailand so it could be re-assembled and used for survalience on the in Eastern Asia. There was a time when he bowled with the Shaw of Iran, and was one of the last Americans out of the country when the Shaw fell from power. Merkie was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6083 in Elmira Heights, NY where he was Post Chaplin, and attended Elmira Wesleyan Church. Merkie loved the Lord, and wherever he lived, he was active with a local church. He helped by teaching Sunday school and working with the youth. He always loved sports, playing baseball and basketball in his younger years, and in his later years watching NASCAR and football. Merkie loved his family. They include his children: Joseph M. (Patricia) Stanton, III, and Debra (Alan) Twedt, both of Elmira, NY, his grandchildren Katherine (Garrett) Lyon, Joseph M. Stanton,IV, and Jason Mitchell, his brother Wayne (Gloria) Stanton, Sr. of Binghamton, NY, along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and his cainine companions Choo Choo and Archie. Merkie was preceded in death by his parents. Family and friends are welcome to call from 11:00 am-12:00 pm on Saturday, Novemeber 26, 2011 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main St. Wellsburg, NY. The funeral Service to honor Merkie’s life will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, Novemebr 26th at the funeral home with his pastor, Rev. Larry Burke, officiating. Burial will follow the service in Ashland Cemetery with millitay rites given by the Mariane Corps League and Viet Nam Veterans Assocoation, both of Chemung County. Memorial contributions may be made in Merkie’s memory to the International Research Foundation for RSD/CRPS (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex regional pain syndrome) Mary Davis, Executive Director, 1910 East Busch Boulevard Tampa, Florida 33612. Drive Fast/Take Chances


John R.Trask

United States Army Veteran

John R Trask, 66, New Smyrna Beach, FL, passed away Tuesday, March 01, 2016 surrounded by his family. To join us in remembering his life and the many blessings he shared in this world, a Memorial Service will be held: Friday, March 4, 11:00am at Baldwin Brothers Heritage Place, 1 North Causeway, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169. Reception to follow. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Joyce Trask, wife, Diane, children, Julie (John) Leland and Jennifer (Terry) Kunz, step-children, Kassandra Bumgarner, Ryan Bumgarner, siblings, Connie Albanese, Byron Trask, Tim Trask, Keith “Skip” Trask, Bruce Trask, Robert Trask, Eric Trask, Betsy Brooks, Tracy Thompson, and four grand-children, Rylee Smith, Morgan Trask, Duncan Kunz and Carter Kunz. Memorial donations are requested to FLoridaHospitalHospice.org or (Dreams for Veterans) at DreamFoundation.org. Share a memory with the family at www.BaldwinCremation.com.

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Malcolm D. Whited

On August 8, 2007, MALCOLM DOUGLAS WHITED; beloved husband of (nee Bradford); loving step-father of Laurie Wratchford, Robert Kight, Jr. and Brian Kight; cherished grandfather of Branden, Jaden, Dylan and Tyler; dear brother of Roger Whited, Carol Snyder and Lois Johnson. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Friends may call at the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, Inc., 7922 Wise Avenue on Thursday, 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, 9 a.m.

Interment Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery.

Published in Baltimore Sun on Aug. 9, 2007


Milo Milton Williams Jr.

Shutesbury, MA –Milo Milton Williams Jr. (67) son of the late Lt Comdr Milo M. Williams and Laurie D.(Dell) Williams passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 after a brief illness. Born Jan 4, 1944 in Washington DC, Milo’s family moved often in his childhood to naval stations in San Francisco, the Panama Canal Zone, Norfolk Virginia, and Groton Connecticut. Milo’s interest in history led him to pursue a BA from the University of Cincinnati in Classics and a M.A. in History from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with teacher certification in secondary education. In addition, Milo was a Lieutenant the U.S. Army serving two tours of duty as a translator in Vietnam between the years 1966 and 1975. Following discharge from the army, Milo began to dedicate his life to Christian teaching and became a middle and high school teacher of history, Latin, science and religion, and also coached soccer. Over the course of 25 years he taught at several different Christian schools including Okinawa Christian School in Japan, and Kodiak Christian School in Alaska. Most recently, he worked at Veritas Classical Academy in Kemerrer, Wyoming. Milo’s uncommon passion for his work made him a very enthusiastic teacher, who brought his subjects to life by leading his students in re-enactments, field trips to Civil War battlefields, and “showing off science equipment,” such as Van-de-Graph generators and basic electronics experiments. It was Milo’s habit to dress in an authentic World War I uniform for his staff photos. Milo’s love of the wilderness, enjoyment of astronomy, and the beauty of God’s universe were always part of his teaching. Milo is survived his mother Laurie (Dell) Williams of Montague, MA, his brother Thomas Williams and his wife Bonnie Adams of Shutesbury MA, his brother James Williams and his wife Anne Rosenzweig of Morgan Hill CA, his brother Laurence Williams of Sunderland, and nephews Thomas Jr., Stewart, and Owen and one grand-nephew Hunter. Funeral services will be Monday, January 24 at 10:00 at Dwight Chapel, 885 Federal St., Belchertown. Burial to follow in Easton, MA. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Dwight Chapel, P.O. Box 1270, Belchertown MA 01007. Arrangements have been entrusted to Beers & Story Belchertown Funeral Home. For more information or online guest book, please visit www.beersandstory.com.


Raymond P. “Ray” Woodruff

Raymond P. “Ray” Woodruff, 68, formerly of Queen Street, Northumberland, passed away at 2:25 a.m. Sunday, March 20, 2016, at the Geisinger Bloomsburg Health Care Center, Bloomsburg, where he was a guest since 2010. He was born July 22, 1947, in Los Angeles, Calif., a son of the late David C. and Virginia L. (Morse) Woodruff. He resided in Northumberland since 2000. Ray was a 1965 graduate of George Washington High School, Los Angeles and also attended Cerritos College in California. Ray served with the Army, a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a draftsman by trade. Ray was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Susquehanna Valley, Northumberland. He is survived by one son, Aaron Woodruff, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one daughter, Amber Metcheney, of New Jersey; and his friend and guardian, Thomas A. Propst, of Sunbury. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Roat-Kriner Funeral Home,1715 Bloom Road, Danville. Published on  March 21, 2016