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JOHN P. "SONNY" COX

January 12, 2019

JOHN P. "SONNY" COX of Charleston, WV died January 12, 2019 at the age of 88. A licensed funeral director for sixty-nine years, he was the owner and operator of Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home. In 1955, he received the Charles E. Dodd Award for Outstanding Funeral Director of the Year. Cox was a member of the National Selected Morticians Association, National Funeral Directors Association, and...
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RUSSELL H. "RUSS" SPRING

January 9, 2019

RUSSELL H. "RUSS" SPRING of McConnelsville and Zanesville, OH died January 9, 2019 at the age of 62. A retried funeral director and embalmer, he worked at the DeLong-Baker and Lanning Funeral Home in Zanesville and later the Vorhis Funeral Home in Cincinnati. A 1986 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, he was a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association.
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RICHARD A. "DICK" STOWERS

January 9, 2019

RICHARD A. "DICK" STOWERS of Brandon, FL died January 9, 2019 at the age of 89. He established Stowers Funeral Home and Ambulance Service, Tampa Chapel, Riverview Chapel, B. Marion Reed, and Marsicano Funeral Home. He graduated from the Dallas Institute-Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science in 1959.
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DONALD S. "DONZIE" RUSSELL

January 8, 2019

DONALD S. "DONZIE" RUSSELL of Springdale, OH died January 8, 2019 at the age of 83. In 1978 he became the president of Vorhis Funeral Homes, Inc upon the death of his father. He retired in 2004 after 49 years of service.
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FRANCIS J. BERUBE

January 8, 2019

FRANCIS J. BERUBE of Haverhill, MA died January 8, 2019 at the age of 88. A licensed funeral director and embalmer, he was the owner and operator of Berube-Comeau Funeral Home, which he purchased in 1968. He graduated from the New England Institute of Mortuary Science in 1966.
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REVEREND MONSIGNOR JOHN W. "JACK" DALTON

January 7, 2019

REVEREND MONSIGNOR JOHN W. "JACK" DALTON of Naperville, IL died January 7, 2019 at the age of 95. He was a longtime Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Dubuque, IA. Following three years of association with the Catholic Cemeteries of Chicago, he began his studies for the priesthood at Loras College in Dubuque. He was ordained as a priest on February 1, 1958 and named an Honorary Prelate on...
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JAMES R ZETTLER

January 7, 2019

JAMES R. ZETTLER of Hamilton, OH died January 7, 2019 at the age of 95. A licensed funeral director and embalmer for 72 years, he served as chairman and president of Zettler Funeral Home, which he founded alongside his wife, Marian in 1951. He graduated from the Cincinnati College of Embalming in 1941.
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JAMES THOMAS MURPHY

January 7, 2019

JAMES THOMAS MURPHY of Stamford, CT died January 7, 2019 at the age of 67. He was a long-time funeral director and embalmer for the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home in Darien. He graduated from the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in 1972.
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CARLTON RAINGE

January 6, 2019

CARLTON RAINGE of Blackshear, GA died January 6, 2019 at the age of 67. A licensed funeral director and embalmer, he owned and operated Rainge Memorial Chapel, Inc, which he established in 2005. He served his internship at the McDowell's Funeral Home in Griffin, and later became assistant operations manager. In 1993 he moved to South Georgia to operate a family business and had worked for several...
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HERBERT C. BARKER

January 2, 2019

HERBERT C. BARKER of Chicago, IL died January 2, 2019 at the age of 96. A licensed funeral director and embalmer, he was the owner of Barker's Mortuary and Cremation. A 1948 graduate of the Worsham College of Mortuary Science, he was a member of the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Illinois Select Funeral Directors Association, Epsilon Nu Delta Mortuary Fraternity, and the...
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BENNEY LEE HALLER

January 1, 2019

BENNEY LEE HALLER of Chillicothe, OH died January 1, 2019 at the age of 74. A licensed funeral director and embalmer, he was co-owner of the Haller Funeral Home & Crematory. A 1966 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, he was a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association.
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HARRY C. COWPER

December 31, 2018

HARRY C. COWPER of Eastlake, OH died December 31, 2018 at the age of 90. A licensed funeral director and embalmer, he was employed at Monreal Funeral Home for over 50 years.
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THEODORE "TED" RAGSDALE, JR

December 29, 2018

THEODORE "TED" RAGSDALE JR of Muskogee, OK died December 29, 2018 at the age of 82. A licensed funeral director, he was the previous owner and operator of Ragsdale Funeral Home. He served on the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors.
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HELEN HOYMAN SNYDER

December 22, 2018

HELEN HOYMAN SNYDER of Ligonier, PA died December 22, 2018 at the age of 77. A licensed funeral director, she worked alongside her husband, the late Gordon O. Snyder in owning and operating Snyder Funeral Home Inc in Ligonier and the former L. Boyd Snyder Funeral Home Inc in Donegal for over 50 years. She continued to operate the funeral homes after her husband died in 2009 as well as the Laurel...
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GERALD "JERRY" BRYAN, SR

December 21, 2018

GERALD "JERRY" BRYAN SR of Deland, FL formerly of Pittsburgh and Murrysville, PA died December 21, 2018 at the age of 65. . He graduated from the Pitts-burgh Institute of Embalming, where he later taught embalming. A licensed Florida and Pennsylvania funeral director and embalmer, he was employed at the Baldauff Funeral Home in Orange City, FL.
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JOSEPH A. MISENCIK

December 19, 2018

JOSEPH A. MISENCIK of Avon, OH and formerly of Lakewood, OH died December 19, 2018 at the age of 82. A licensed funeral director and embalmer, he worked alongside his father, the late Joseph B. Misencik until his death in 1967 and continued to own and operate the Joseph Misencik Funeral Home in Lakewood. In 1982, he and his wife, Marilyn pur-chased the Garland Funeral Home in Amherst, now the...
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ANDREW J. POLLARD

December 15, 2018

ANDREW J. POLLARD of Countryside, IL died December 15, 2018 at the age of 94. He was a devoted employee of the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Cemeteries, having served there for 56 years, most recently as director of finance, until his retirement at age 82.
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DOROTHY SPROWL WILLIS

December 12, 2018

DOROTHY SPROWL WILLIS of Dalton, GA died December 12, 2018 at the age of 92. A licensed funeral director, she co-founded Willis Funeral Home along-side her husband, the late Williams J. Willis, Sr in 1949.
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MAE CAROL NIEWOEHNER

December 9, 2018

MAE CAROL NIEWOEHNER of Upham, ND died December 9, 2018 at the age of 85. She worked alongside her husband, Henry Weyburn Niewoehner, in owning and operating the Niewoehner Funeral Home in Rolla, which they established in 1960. They retired in 2002 after 42 years of service.
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MICHAEL R. ST. PIERRE

December 6, 2018

MICHAEL R. ST. PIERRE of Greenwood, IL died December 6, 2018 at the age of 71. Licensed in the state of Indiana and Tennessee, he retired as chairman of the board of Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory in 2016, which he operated as a fifth generation funeral director and a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner. St. Pierre graduated from the Indiana College of Mortuary Science. He...
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AUGUST K. GRAUMLICH II

December 4, 2018

AUGUST K. GRAUMLICH II of Worthington, OH died December 4, 2018 at the age of 86. A licensed funeral director and embalmer, he was a third generation owner of Graumlich Funeral Home in Columbus, OH. A graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, he was a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Ohio Funeral Directors Association and served as past president of the Central...
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CORA MAE VIATOR DAVID

November 29, 2018

CORA MAE VIATOR DAVID of New Iberia, LA died November 29, 2018 at the age of 93. She worked alongside her husband, Dennis J. David in owning and operating the David Funeral Home.
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MARILYN E GUMP HOLT

November 27, 2018

MARILYN E. GUMP HOLT of Cheviot, OH died No-vember 27, 2018 at the age of 84. One of the earliest female licensed funeral directors and embalmers, she worked alongside her father and husband in the Gump-Holt Funeral Home for nearly sixty years. A graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, she was a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association.
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GLEN EDWARD "EDDIE" BALL, JR

November 22, 2018

GLEN EDWARD "EDDIE" BALL JR of McPherson, KS died November 22, 2018 at the age of 86. He worked as a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Wichita before moving to McPherson in 1945 to work alongside his father, Glen E. Ball at the Ball & Son Funeral Home. They co-owned the firm until Glen passed in 1981, leaving Eddie to operate the business until he sold it in 1996. Eddie remained working...
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JOHN BERNARD DAHL

November 21, 2018

JOHN BERNARD DAHL of Billings, MT died November 21, 2018 at the age of 93. A licensed funeral director, he formed Billings Funeral Service in 1955 alongside Howard Retz and William Brown. In 1966, he became sole owner of the firm, changing the name to Dahl Funeral Chapel. In 1977, he established a new location in Red Lodge and merged the Bozeman, Billings and Red Lodge operation into one. In 1978...
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ALMA HITCHCOCK DAVIS

November 17, 2018

ALMA HITCHCOCK DAVIS of Maryville, TN died No-vember 17, 2018 at the age of 74. A licensed funeral director, she was the co-owner of Foothills Funeral Home. She was a member of the Greater Knoxville Funeral Service Associates, Tennessee state Funeral Directors and Morticians Association and the East Tennessee Funeral Directors and Morticians Association.
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EDWARD NOLLIE WASHBURN

November 16, 2018

EDWARD NOLLIE WASHBURN of Bostic, NC died November 16, 2018 at the age of 88. A licensed funeral director, he owned and operated his family firm, Washburn's Funeral Home, from the late 1940's until 1998 when he retired.
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EDWARD W RHODES

November 13, 2018

EDWARD W. RHODES of Peabody, MA died November 13, 2018 at the age of 91. He worked alongside his father, Edward W. Rhodes, Sr at the Rhodes Funeral Home for many years before taking over operation of the business after his father passed. He owned and operated the funeral home as a licensed funeral director until 1984, when he sold the business to David J. Solimine. A graduate of the New England...
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WILLIAM WILLIAM E. "BILL" BURDAN

November 10, 2018

WILLIAM E. "BILL" BURDAN of Cedar Lake, IN died November 10, 2018 at the age of 78. A licensed funeral director, he founded Burdan Funeral Home in the late 70's. A 1960 graduate of the Worsham College of Mortuary Science, he was a member of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association.
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FRED D. GARRETT, SR

November 8, 2018

FRED D. GARRETT SR of Greenville, SC died Novem-ber 8, 2018 at the age of 94. In 1958, he was hired as a part-time employee of the Watkins, Arnold and Sheppard Mortuary. Later, he became part-owner/manager and the name was changed to Watkins, Garrett & Woods Mortuary. In 1993, Fred Garrett, Sr., became the sole owner. He was a life member of the National Funeral Directors Association, former...
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ROBERT CLYDE COVER

November 6, 2018

ROBERT CLYDE COVER of Monroe, formerly of Dun-dee, MI died November 6, 2018 at the age of 65. A licensed funeral director, he began working at Temrowski Funeral Home and later the A. H. Peters Funeral Home. In 1984, he and his wife, Cheryl Cover moved to Dundee and purchased what was then known as Buhl Funeral Home. He continued to own and operate Cover Funeral Home until he was diagnosed with...
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DONALD LAMAR "DON" DANIELS

November 5, 2018

DONALD LAMAR "DON" DANIELS of Greenville, AL died November 5, 2018 at the age of 65. A licensed funeral director, he was the former owner of Dunklin and Daniels Funeral Home. He began working at Mack Funeral Home in Robertsdale in 1969 and later at the Dunklin's Funeral Home in downtown Greenville. In 1992, Don and Carolyn Herndon purchased the company from the Dunklin family. Dunklin-Herndon...
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SHIRLEY RAE CONAWAY

November 2, 2018

SHIRLEY RAE CONAWAY of Uniontown, PA died November 2, 2018at the age of 81. She and her husband, John "Dick" Conaway founded Conaway Enterprises, a distributor of specialty vehicles, funeral coaches, limousines, ambulances, transit buses, and recreational vehicles, in Uniontown, PA in 1969.
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GARYTON COLVARD ECHOLS, JR

October 26, 2018

GARYTON COLVARD ECHOLS, JR of LaPlata, MD died October 26, 2018 at the age of 85. A third generation funeral director, he and his wife, Carol purchased the Arehart Funeral Home, now the Arehart-Echols Fu-neral Home, now operated by his son David. He co-founded with his sons the Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home and Crematory in Charlotte Hall.
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FRANCIS G OZOG

October 25, 2018

FRANCIS G. OZOG of Johnstown, PA died October 25, 2019 at the age of 75. He served the Johnstown community as owner and funeral director of the Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., in Cambria City.
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STEPHEN "STEVE" CHARLES TAYLOR , SR

October 24, 2018

STEPHEN "STEVE" CHARLES TAYLOR SR of Metter, GA died October 24, 2018 at the age of 75. A licensed funeral director, he worked alongside his father for many years at the Taylor Funeral Home. He graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.
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ROSALIA "SALLY" WEMPE SMITH

October 22, 2018

ROSALIA "SALLY" WEMPE SMITH of St. Joseph, MO died October 22, 2018 at the age of 98. A licensed funeral director, she worked alongside her late husband, Garth H. Smith, in owning and operating funeral homes in Seneca, Axtel and Marysville, KS as well as North Kansas City, MO. In 1956 they moved to St. Joseph and purchased the Heaton-Bowman Funeral Home and in 1962, they acquired H.O. Sidenfaden...
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RICHARD DEAN "DICK" SCHWARTZ

October 21, 2018

RICHARD DEAN "DICK" SCHWARTZ of Las Vegas, NV, formerly of Parkersburg, IA died October 21, 2018 at the age of 78. A licensed funeral director, he served his apprenticeship at the White Funeral Home in Independence, IA and then worked for Parrott & Wood Funeral Home in Waterloo. In 1975, he and his wife, Linda purchased Redmond-Schwattz Funeral Home in Aplington and Parkersburg. He continued to...
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DONALD RAY VARNER

October 21, 2018

DONALD RAY VARNER of Macks Creek, MO died October 21, 2018 at the age of 84. A licensed funeral director since 2000, he joined the staff of Hedges-Scott Funeral Homes in 1999 and continued to operated the Macks Creek location for many years.
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WILLIAM V. "BILL" HOCKER

October 19, 2018

WILLIAM V. "BILL" HOCKER of Albuquerque, NM died October 19, 2018 at the age of 85. A licensed funeral director, he joined his father, Tony Frkovich at Grants Mortuary, which his parents founded in 1947. He later acquired ownership of the firm and operated it alongside his wife, Kathy and sons Bill Jr., Robert, Stephen and John, and friend James Martinez. Hocker wrote two papers, The Parental...
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CAROLE JEAN BOYD

October 13, 2018

CAROLE JEAN BOYD of Marion, OH died October 13, 2018 at the age of 77. She was the owner of the Boyd-Born Funeral Home.
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TIMOTHY MARK KILGORE

January 10, 1959 - October 4, 2018

TIMOTHY MARK KILGORE of Hillsboro, TN died October 4, 2018 at the age of 59. A licensed funeral director and embalmer, he worked for the Memorial Park Funeral Home in Memphis, Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester, Tullahoma Funeral Home, Manchester Funeral Home and Coffee County Funeral Chapel. He attended the John A. Gupton College of Mortuary Science.
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MARTHA JO BROWN RAGLAND

October 4, 2018

MARTHA JO BROWN RAGLAND of Chattanooga, TN died October 4, 2018 at the age of 89. A licensed funeral director, she served as secretary-treasurer with Chattanooga Funeral Home for more than 50 years.
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JOHN W. SALLEE, JR

October 3, 2018

JOHN W. SALLEE JR of Stanford, KY died October 3, 2018 at the age of 75. After retiring from the Navy in 2011 he received his funeral directors license. He worked at Spurlin Funeral Home for 13 years.
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ROBERT HENRY "BOBBY" THOMAS, JR

September 30, 2018

ROBERT HENRY "BOBBY" THOMAS JR of Granite City, IL died September 30, 2018 at the age of 55. He began working as a third generation funeral director at his family's business, Thomas Mortuary in Granite City. Bobby also worked for several other funeral homes throughout his career, most recently with Bucholz Mortuary in St. Louis, MO. He graduated from the St. Louis Community College at Forest Park...
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GILBERT P. "Gil" HANNA

September 30, 2018

GILBERT P. "GIL" HANNA of Westlake, OH died September 30, 2018 at the age of 78. He was a licensed funeral director at the McGorray-Hanna Funeral Home for many years.
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JAY R ADDISON

September 26, 2018

JAY R. ADDISON of Angola, NY died September 26, 2018 at the age of 71. A licensed funeral director, he worked for the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Funeral Home in Salamanca, NY before taking a position with the W. S. Davis Funeral Home in Arcade, NY. In 1981, he and his wife, Mary Margaret (Buchner) Addison purchased the Heimburg Funeral Home presently known as the Addison Funeral Home in Angola. They...
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GREGORY DEAN "GREG" ANDERSON

September 25, 2018

GREGORY DEAN "GREG" ANDERSON of Burnsville, MN died September 25, 2018 at the age of 65. He was a licensed funeral director for the majority of his working career and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in mortuary science.
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WILLIAM E. SCHULTZ, JR

September 22, 2018

WILLIAM E. SCHULTZ JR of Mount Laurel, NJ died September 22, 2018 at the age of 84. He had a long distinguished career in the funeral supply industry, most recently working for Messenger Funeral Supplies.
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LOUIS I SQUITIERI

September 21, 2018

LOUIS I. SQUITIERI of Jersey City, NJ died September 21, 2018. He joined Greenville Memorial Home in 1982 as a licensed funeral director and became a partner in 1988. He continued to own and operate the firm until the time of his passing.
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DELBERT M BRAUND, SR

September 17, 2018

DELBERT M. BRAUND, SR of New Madison, OH died September 17, 2018 at the age of 88. A licensed funeral director, he owned and operated the former Storch-Braund Funeral Home for over 35 years. He graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1975 and served on the Ohio Funeral Directors Association convention committee for over 30 years.
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R. BROWN "BRAD" BROWN, JR

September 13, 2018

R. BROWN "BRAD" BROWN JR of Mifflintown, PA died September 13, 2018 at the age of 90. He was a fourth generation funeral director and former owner of the Brown Funeral Home in Mifflintown. A 1946 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Embalming, he was a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association and the Juniata Valley Funeral Directors...
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WILBUR R HESLOP , JR

September 13, 2018

WILBUR R. HESLOP JR of Martins Ferry, OH died September 13, 2018 at the age of 102. A retired funeral director, he began working alongside his father, the late Wilbur B. Heslop at Heslop Funeral Home. He became president of the firm in 1970, serving in that capacity until his son, R. Gregory took over in 1998. A 1940 graduate of the Cleveland College of Mortuary Science, he was a member of the...
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WILLIAM L. "BILL" DANKS

September 13, 2018

WILLIAM L. "BILL" DANKS of Beaver Dam, KY died September 13, 2018 at the age of 89. A licensed funeral director and embalmer, he began working part-time at Price Funeral Home in Lewisburg, Reid Funeral Home in Earlington, Richardson Funeral Home in Russellville, Bryn Funeral Home in Mayfield and Tucker Funeral Home in Central City. In 1959, William went to work at Casebier Funeral Home in Beaver...
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ALFRED BURGESS ROBINSON

September 10, 2018

ALFRED BURGESS ROBINSON of Easley, SC died September 10, 2018 at the age of 89. A third generation funeral director, he joined Robinson Funeral Home in 1950, serving as president. After his father's death in 1953, he took over the family's business, expanding it to include Robinson Memorial Gardens, which he founded in 1992. He served on the South Carolina Board of Funeral Service and was a...
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WILLIAM THOMAS O'CONNELL

September 3, 2018

WILLIAM THOMAS O'CONNELL of Buffalo, NY died September 3, 2018 at the age of 86. He was a licensed funeral director at the Ray O'Connell Funeral Home, which his father established in 1929. He left the funeral home in 1974 to open O'Connell Precast, Inc. He retired after operating the company for ten years. A 1957 graduate of the Simmons School of Mortuary Science, he served as past president of...
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GREGORY W. "BIG G" GORGEN

September 1, 2018

GREGORY W. "BIG G" GORGEN of Mineral Point, WI died September 1, 2018 at the age of 79. He joined his father at Gorgen Funeral Home to become a third generation funeral director in the family business. He graduated from the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science in 1962.
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EUGENE E. BROOKS

August 22, 2018

EUGENE G. BROOKS of Auburn, NY died August 22, 2018 at the age of 93. A licensed funeral director, he was the owner and operator of the E. A. Heieck and Son Funeral Service, retiring in 1986.
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JOSEPH P. BRASHEN

August 13, 2018

JOSEPH P. BRASHEN of Hermitage, PA died August 13, 2018 at the age of 82. He was a licensed and practicing funeral director since 1970 and had operated his own business. He operated most recently out of the Harold W. Stevenson Funeral Home until his retirement in 2013. He graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.
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TIMOTHY MICHAEL HOLDEN

August 9, 2018

TIMOTHY MICHAEL HOLDEN of Godfrey, IL died August 9, 2018 at the age of 63. A licensed funeral director and embalmer, he worked at several funeral homes, including Crawford Funeral Home, Mercer Funeral Home, Burke Funeral Home, Staten Funeral Home, Jacoby Funeral Home, and Quinn Funeral Home. He served as a mentor and tutor for many funeral directors and embalmers during their apprenticeships as...
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M. SCOTT GIBSON

August 9, 2018

M. SCOTT GIBSON of Flatwoods, WV died August 9, 2018 at the age of 80. A licensed funeral director, he spent many years at the Carl Wilson Funeral Home in Clay County, WV. He owned and operated the Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home from 1972 until his health declined. A graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, he was a member of the West Virginia Funeral Directors Association.
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GORDON R. DILLER

August 5, 2018

GORDON R. DILLER of Bluffton, OH died August 5, 2018 at the age of 67. A licensed funeral director, he began working at the Halteman-Fett-Dyer Funeral Home in Lancaster, OH before purchasing the Haas-Diller Funeral Home in Pandora. He served families at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services in Bluffton from 1989 until present. A 1977 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, he...
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JOHN F. GLINSKY, JR

August 3, 2018

JOHN F. GLINSKY JR of Throop, PA died August 3, 2018 at the age of 87. A licensed funeral director for 66 years, he began working at the John F. Glinsky Funeral Home, which was established by his late father. A graduate of the Eckles School of Mortuary Science, he was a member of the Lackawanna County Funeral Directors Association, Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association and the National...
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VINCENT RICHARD JENDRZEJCZAK

August 1, 2018

VINCENT RICHARD JENDRZEJCZAK of Williamsburg, VA, formerly of Amsterdam, NY died August 1, 2018 at the age of 69. A licensed funeral director since 1974, he assisted at the family business, Jendrzejczak Funeral Home until retiring. He graduated from the Simmons Institute of Funeral Service in Syracuse, NY.
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ROBERT M. "BOB" SCOTT II

August 1, 2018

ROBERT M. "BOB" SCOTT II of Corsicana, TX died August 1, 2018 at the age of 90. A licensed funeral director and embalmer, he was raised at the People's Funeral Home, which was owned by his great-aunt, J. S. "Bennie" Adair. He acquired ownership of the firm upon Adair's death in 1960 and operated the Scott Funeral Home alongside his wife, Mabel. He graduated from the Gupton-Jones College of...
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JOHN SINCLAIR STUMP

July 31, 2018

JOHN SINCLAIR STUMP of Grantsville, WV died July 31, 2018 at the age of 77. He began working at Stump Funeral Home as a 9 year old boy and answering ambulance calls at the age of 16. He served over 60 years in the funeral profession as a fourth generation funeral director and embalmer, following his father, Charles "Bunk" Stump, his grandfather, Ira N. Stump and his great grandmother, Martha E....
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RUTH ELIZABETH "KLOTZ" NEWMAN

July 30, 2018

RUTH ELIZABETH "KLOTZ" NEWMAN of Grantsville, MD died June 30, 2018 at the age of 91. She took the funeral directors test in 1964, the last year it was offered, which allowed her to make arrangements and conduct funerals alongside her husband, Donald James Newman at Newman Funeral Homes. She retired in 1991, following Don's illness.
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PAUL A KLOC

July 29, 2018

PAUL A. KLOC of West Seneca, NY died July 29, 2018 at the age of 77. He was a licensed funeral director, owner and operator of Paul A. Kloc Blossom Chapels in West Seneca for more than 45 years. A graduate of the American Academy of Funeral Service, he served as a former vice president of the Erie Niagara Funeral Directors Association and was a member of the New York State Funeral Directors...
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CHARLES J. MISSEL

July 25, 2018

CHARLES J. MISSEL of Davenport, IA died June 25, 2018 at the age of 81. He worked with Esterdahl Mortuary and Runge Mortuary for many years. He graduated from the Worsham College of Mortuary Science.
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BENJAMIN HENRY EWING

July 22, 2018

BENJAMIN HENRY EWING of Pomeroy, OH died July 22, 2018 at the age of 74. He was a licensed funeral director and owner of the Ewing Funeral Home in Pomeroy for 50 years. He graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and was a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association.
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LOREN DAVIS

July 20, 2018

LOREN DAVIS of Granite City, IL died July 20, 2018 at the age of 84. A licensed funeral director, he managed Davis Funeral Home from 1958 to 1964 and from 1985 to its closing earlier this year. He graduated from the St. Louis College of Mortuary Science.
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PATRICK R. JONES, SR

July 18, 2018

PATRICK R. JONES SR of Dixon, IL died July 18, 2018 at the age of 83. A licensed funeral director and embalmer for over 50 years, he was a third generation owner and operator of the Jones Funeral Home in Dixon and Amboy. A graduate of the Worsham College of Mortuary Science, he was a life member of the National Funeral Directors Association and the Illinois Funeral Directors Association and was...
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WILLIAM G. DAVIS

July 16, 2018

WILLIAM G. DAVIS of Vero Beach, FL, formerly of Rahway, NJ died July 16, 2018 at the age of 80. A retired funeral director and embalmer, he owned and operated the Pettit-Davis Funeral Home in Rahway for over 40 years.
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GEORGE WILSON HURD , JR

July 16, 2018

GEORGE WILSON HURD JR of Knoxville, IL died July 16, 2018 at the age of 78. A licensed funeral director for 57 years, he worked for funeral homes in Moline, Geneseo, Havana, Port Byron, Bloomington and Woodhull before purchasing the Vandemore Funeral Home in Atkinson and the Hendricks Funeral Home in Oneida in 1978, the Martin-Trumbold Funeral Home in Knoxville in 1979, and Root Funeral Home in...
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A. RAY KYLE

July 13, 2018

A. RAY KYLE of Hubbard, OH died July 13, 2018 at the age of 86. A licensed funeral director since 1954, he was the operator of Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home from 1955 to 1963, at which time he assumed ownership of the company. A 1952 graduate of the Cleveland College of Mortuary Science, he was a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Ohio Funeral Directors Association and the Tri...
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PETER E. TUYN

July 12, 2018

PETER E. TUYN of Fort Lauderdale, FL died July 12, 2018at the age of 75. He was a licensed funeral director and retired owner of Beach-Tuyn Funeral Home in Williamsville, NY. He joined his father, Edward "Ted" in the funeral home in 1963 and after his father retired in 1974 he assumed ownership of the firm and operated it until 2007. He graduated from the Simmons School of Mortuary Science in...
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MERCENE L. HANNEMAN

July 5, 2018

MERCENE L. HANNEMAN of Bowling Green, OH died July 5, 2018 at the age of 93. She was a third generation funeral director at the Hanneman Funeral Home. She graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1961 and in 2011 she received recognition from the Ohio Funeral Directors Association for 50 years of faithfully serving the people of the community as a licensed funeral...
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EILEEN MEYER RENCO

July 3, 2018

EILEEN MEYER RENCO of Louisville, KY died July 3, 2018 at the age of 50. A licensed embalmer, she was a fourth generation owner of Herman Meyer and Son, Inc and was a partner at Funeral Directors Vault LLC. A graduate of the Mid-America College of Mortuary College, she was past president of Falls City Funeral Directors and was a former board member of the Jewish Funeral Directors Association.
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C. EDWARD HINDLE

July 3, 2018

C. EDWARD HINDLE of Sparta, NY died July 3, 2018 at the age of 81. He served his apprenticeship with Leo F. Kearnes Funeral Home in Queens, NY before being employed as a licensed funeral director at the Sanderson Funeral Home in Seneca Falls. He partnered with Walter E. Baird at Baird Funeral Home in Danville and later bought his portion of the business, which he operated as Hindle Funeral Home....
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JASON NICHOLAS KINN

June 26, 2018

JASON NICHOLAS KINN of McComb, OH died June 26, 2018 at the age of 44. A licensed funeral director, he was the former co-owner of the Hermann-Kinn Funeral Homes in Fremont and Gibsonburg. He previously served as manager of the Keller-Ochs-Koch Funeral Home in Fremont and had worked at the Spring Grove Funeral Home in Cincinnati. A 1998 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, he...
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JOHN P FRANKLIN, SR

June 21, 2018

JOHN P. FRANKLIN SR of Chattanooga, TN died June 21, 2018 at the age of 96. He was a licensed funeral director at the John P. Franklin Funeral Home, which his father, G.W. established in 1894 as the Franklin Funeral Home. He was a member of the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association.
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C. ROBERT "BOB" HASLER

June 20, 2018

C. ROBERT "BOB" HASLER of Greentown, IN died June 20, 2018 at the age of 83. A licensed funeral director, he was co-owner and president of the Hasler & Stout Funeral Home in Greentown. He previously worked at the Brown & Eckenberg Funeral Home in Anderson, the Shirley Brothers, J. C. Wilson and the G. H. Herman Funeral Homes in Indianapolis, the Raven Funeral Home in Marion and the Parson...
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THOMAS MICHAEL "TOM" FLYNN

June 18, 2018

THOMAS MICHAEL "TOM" FLYNN of Hermitage, PA died June 18, 2018 at the age of 79. He established the John Flynn Funeral Home in 1995 and in 2000, he introduced Derek, a golden retriever from Canine Companions for Independence to the funeral home, which became the first grief therapy dog from C. C. I. in a funeral home. He purchased several cemeteries throughout his funeral service career,...
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LARRY WARREN PAYNE

June 17, 2018

LARRY WARREN PAYNE of Woodway, TX died June 17, 2018 at the age of 64. He served as chairman of the board at his family's firm, Aderhold Funeral Home, Inc in West, which he joined in 1991 as a licensed funeral director. He was a member of the Texas Funeral Directors Association, the North Texas Funeral Directors Association, and was elected to the Texas Funeral Directors Association Services, Inc...
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CHARLES MCDONALD "CHUCK" WARE, SR

June 15, 2018

CHARLES MCDONALD "CHUCK" WARE SR of Chil-licothe, OH died June 15, 2018 at the age of 91. A third generation funeral director, he was the owner and operator of Ware Funeral Home for over 60 years, which was founded by his grandfather, Carey J. Ware in 1891. He joined the firm in 1950 as a partner with his father, Thomas A. Ware until his death in 1964. He graduated from the Cincinnati College of...
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DONALD G. WARD

June 13, 2018

DONALD G. WARD of Hamburg, NY died June 13, 2018 at the age of 89. He was a licensed landscape architect who specialized in cemetery design. In 1955, he joined Earl Grever, a landscape architect who did designs for the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. In 1959, they partnered to form Grever and Ward in Orchard Park, which is the only firm nationally that plans and designs cemeteries throughout the...
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VALLARI D. BAKER-RAISON

June 10, 2018

VALLARI D. BAKER-RAISON of Yeadon, PA died June 10, 2018 at the age of 65. She served her apprenticeship at the Julian V. Hawkins Funeral Home, where she was employed as a licensed funeral director until 1989, when her health began to decline. She graduated from the American Academy McAllister Institute of Mortuary Science in New York.
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RACHEL ANN SARVER MINNICH

June 9, 2018

RACHEL ANN SARVER MINNICH of West Milton, OH died June 9, 2018 at the age of 92. She worked alongside her husband, Carl Sarver in the operating of the Hale-Sarver Funeral Home in West Milton. Following her husband's death, she became a licensed funeral director and continued his legacy by serving the families in Montgomery, Darke and Miami County.
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THOMAS I WISNIEWSKI

June 9, 2018

THOMAS I. WISNIEWSKI of Toledo, OH died June 9, 2018 at the age of 69. A licensed funeral director and embalmer, he began employment with his grandfather, Stanley J. Urbanski, at his family's funeral home. He also worked as an EMT with his uncle's company, Urbanski Ambulance Company. In 1984, the combination of the Robert H. Wick and the Thomas I. Wisniewski Funeral Homes opened on Reynolds Road....
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GARY A WALKER

June 1, 2018

GARY A. WALKER of Sylvania Township, OH died June 1, 2018 at the age of 74. He joined his father at Walker Funeral Homes, served as president of the company from 1983-1997, and continued to be active in the daily operations of the funeral homes until his retirement in 2017. In 1967, he founded Walker Ambulance Company and served as president until he sold it in 1996. A graduate of the Cincinnati...
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LARRY DEAN SERVIES

May 31, 2018

LARRY DEAN SERVIES of Waveland, IN died May 31, 2018 at the age of 84. He owned and operated Machledt & Servies Funeral Home in Servies and Waveland and Morgan Funeral Homes in Ladoga and Roachdale. He graduated from the Indiana College of Mortuary Science in 1952 and was a member of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association.
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JUANITA S STONE

May 30, 2018

JUANITA S. STONE of Atlanta, GA died May 30, 2018 at the age of 89. A second generation funeral director, she owned and operated Sellers Brothers Funeral Home Inc of Atlanta for more than 30 years. The funeral home closed around 2008. As a trailblazer in the male-dominated funeral home industry, Stone would often open her funeral home to students who needed clinical experience to graduate from...
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DONALD L BARBER

May 26, 2018

DONALD L. BARBER of Homer, NY died May 26, 2018 at the age of 75. He established the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home in 1968, which he owned and operated as a licensed funeral director for 50 years. He graduated from the Simmons School of Embalming and Mortuary Science in 1962.
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THOMAS E COLASANTO

May 25, 2018

THOMAS E. COLASANTO of Terryville, CT died May 25, 2018 at the age of 79. He was a funeral director and owner of Colasanto Funeral Home until retirement. He received his associate of science degree from the American Academy of Embalming and Mortuary Research in New York City.
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JOHN THOMAS SHOOK

May 22, 2018

JOHN THOMAS SHOOK of Avon Lake, OH died May 22, 2018 at the age of 53. He began an apprenticeship with the Davis Velker Funeral Home of Boardman, OH at the age of 16 and later worked for Busch Funeral Home, where he served as managing funeral director of their Avon Lake and Avon funeral homes for 22 years until his passing. He graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.
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JAMES KEVIN HASSETT

May 20, 2018

JAMES KEVIN HASSETT of Fort Mohave, AZ died May 20, 2018 at the age of 70. He was the owner and operator of Desert Lawn Memorial Gardens in Bullhead City, which he purchased in 1984. He retired in 2015 as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He received his degree in mortuary science in Los Angeles.
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LAWRENCE G. LARRY ENGLISH

May 10, 2018

LAWRENCE G. "LARRY" ENGLISH of McLeansville, NC, formerly of Fayetteville, NY and Chittenango, NY died May 10, 2018 at the age of 70. He was president of the Marsellus Casket Company, later president of Premier Hardwoods. He had served on the board of the Casket and Funeral Supply Association of America.
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MARSHALL HENRY PARKS , SR

April 30, 2018

MARSHALL HENRY PARKS SR of Greenwood, SC died April 30, 2018 at the age of 86. A licensed funeral director and embalmer, he worked with his father, James Lloyd Parks in operating the family funeral home, Parks Funeral Home. He graduated from the Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta.
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WESTON H ANDERSON

April 28, 2018

WESTON H. ANDERSON of Bloomington, MN died April 28, 2018 at the age of 81. He was a licensed funeral director for over 50 years and the second-generation owner of Henry W. Anderson Mortuary in Minneapolis and Apple Valley, taking over in 1967 after the death of his father, Henry W. Anderson.
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JAMES NELSON BLOWER

April 28, 2018

JAMES NELSON BLOWER of Athens, OH died April 28, 2018 at the age of 77. He began and ended his career as a funeral director in Columbus working for the Rutherford Funeral Home. He had owned and operated the James N. Blower Funeral Home in McArthur and Wellston, Hughes-Blower Funeral Home in Athens, Rawlings-Coats-Blower Funeral Home in Middleport, and the White-Blower Funeral Home in Coolville...
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