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March / April 2009

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March / April 2009


BY REV. PHIL SALOIS, M.S.

More complete information about the following obituaries coming soon.

John Richard Ayers, 67, died October 8, 2008. He was a member of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Chapter 717.

William James Babcock, 64, died December 19, 2008. He was a life member of Wakefield, Rhode Island, Chapter 325.

Larry G. Bemis, 61, died September 1, 2008. He was a member of Kansas City Chapter 317.

John Joseph Bilovecky, 80, died December 11, 2008. He was a life member of Lawton, Oklahoma, Chapter 751.

Sidney C. Booty, Jr., 64, died January 7. He was a member of Longview, Texas, Chapter 987.

Ronald Wayne Bowlin, 68, died. He was an at-large member of Missouri.

Chester Boughan, 83, died December 1, 2007. He was an associate life member of Cheboygan, Michigan, Chapter 274.

Charles Bridenbaker, 56, died July 12, 2004. He was a life member of Lockport, New York, Chapter 268.

James Francis Bridges, 64, died. He was an at-large life member of Missouri.

K.C. Brimer, 60, died November 11, 2008. He was a member of Plymouth, Michigan, Chapter 528.

Jon Neil Brinkley, 62, died. He was a life member of Indianapolis Chapter 295.

Henry R. Brockman, Jr., 69, died January 8. He was a member of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Chapter 618.

John W. Bryant, 66, died November 21, 2008. He was a life member of Junction City, Kansas, Chapter 344.

Eugene Buford, Jr., 62, died January 26. He was a member of New City, New York, Chapter 333.

Violet Kathryn Baucom Brabham-Burgess, 88, died December 9, 2008. She was an associate member of Texarkana, Texas, Chapter 278.

Raymond L. Burns, 74, died December 11, 2008. He was a life member of Texarkana, Arkansas, Chapter 278.

Willie R. Byington, 64, died November 2008. He was a charter member of Kingsport, Tennessee, Chapter 979.

Ronald A. Cartmell, 64, died July 16, 2008. He was a life member of Poland, Ohio, Chapter 135.

Marilyn Chris Caswell, 57, died January 14. She was an associate member of Annapolis, Maryland, Chapter 712.

John P. Close, 63, died December 26, 2008. He was a life member of Bend, Oregon, Chapter 820.

Gary A. Coomes, 56, died January 17. He was a life member of Indianapolis Chapter 295.

Dean M. Cowley, Jr., 62, died in 2008. He was a member of Brookings, Oregon, Chapter 757.

Richard Scott Danner, 57, died in 2009. He was a member of Fostoria, Ohio, Chapter 440.

Marie L. D’Elia, 99, died. She was a life member of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, Chapter 436.

Robert F. Dilks, 60, died October 10, 2008. He was a member of Cape May, New Jersey, Chapter 955.

Yvan Auriele Dufour, 58, died August 6, 2008. He was a life member of Flemington, New Jersey, Chapter 452.

Dale A. Dukate, 72, died March 21, 2008. He was an at-large life member of Florida.

Lawrence P. Esposito, Jr., 56, died September 21, 2007. He was a member of Farmingville, New York, Chapter 11.

Thomas O. Fiske, died December 12, 2008. He was a life member of Yountville, California, Chapter 702.

Orvale M. Fissel, Jr., 59, died June 8, 2008. He was an at-large life member of Pennsylvania.

Richard C. Frink, 64, died November 19, 2008. He was a member of Jamestown, New York, Chapter 865.

Peter Hurst Gibson, 63, died August 24, 2008. He was a member of the Appleton, Wisconsin, Chapter 351.

Duncan C. Green, 64, died December 2, 2008. He was a member of Liverpool, New York, Chapter 103.

William Greiner died December 15, 2008. He was a member of Wilmington, Delaware, Chapter 83.

Michael H. Grube, 57, died January 8, 2008. He was a life member of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Chapter 731.

James Hunter Gumbel, 62, died September 22, 2008. He was a life member of Davenport, Iowa, Chapter 776.

Oscar Wiley Hamilton, 79, died September 4, 2008. He was a member of Tyler, Texas, Chapter 932.

E. James Harless, 58, died January 13, 2009. He founded and was President of Des Moines Chapter 490.

Dale Horton, 59, died October 27, 2008. He was a member of Cincinnati Chapter 10.

Garland Leon Howard, 65, died December 16, 2008. He was a member of Schulenburg, Texas, Chapter 870.

Charles A. Huckaby, 84, died. He was a member of Chouteau, Oklahoma, Chapter 877.

James S. Hutchinson died. He was a member of Cheboygan, Michigan, Chapter 274.

Richard Dennis Jodoin died January 16. He was a member of St. Albans, Vermont, Chapter 753.

Gary E. Johnson, 65, died. He was a permanently hospitalized veteran member of Wichita, Kansas, Chapter 934.

Robert L. Johnson, 75, died. He was a member of Kennewick, Washington, Chapter 335.

Steven Clifford Karas, 60, died December 17, 2008. He was a life member of Chattanooga Chapter 203.

Paul L. Kinney, 62, died December 5, 2008. He was a life member of Salina, Kansas, Chapter 809.

Raymond E. Kirschenheuter, 61, died August 17, 2008. He was a member of Browns Mills, New Jersey, Chapter 899.

Robert Bob Kittell, 65, died November 26, 2008. He was a member of Beaumont, Texas, Chapter 292.

George J. Koeck IV, 64, died January 9. He was a member of Erma, New Jersey, Chapter 602.

Ronald E. Kowalski, 58, died. He was a life member of Allenhurst, New Jersey, Chapter 12.

Gerald L. Lesmeister, Sr., 60, died December 16, 2008. He was a member of Tonawanda, New York, Chapter 77.

Brian L. Manza, 59, died December 22, 2008. He was a member of Orono, Maine, Chapter 185.

Patrick Marianetti, 63, died January 6. He was a member of Rochester, New York, Chapter 20.

Gregory C. Mazzotta, 63, died September 21, 2008. He was a life member and President of Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, Chapter 955.

James K. McCabe, 62, died December 19, 2007. He was a life member of Erie, Pennsylvania, Chapter 435.

Cornelius McGowan, 61, died December 22, 2008. He was a member of Plymouth, Michigan, Chapter 528.

Donald E. McNutt, 66, died November 9, 2008. He was a life member of Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Chapter 862.

James Milton Metz, 61, died September 19, 2008. He was an at-large member of South Carolina.

Clayton J. Minier, 85, died. He was an associate life member of Cheboygan, Michigan, Chapter 274.

David John Neville, 78, died October 13, 2008. He was a life member of Darwin J. Thomas Memorial Chapter 201 in San Jose, California.

James Robert O’Neill, 58, died. He was a permanently hospitalized veteran member of Altoona, Pennsylvania, Chapter 967.

George Owen, 64, died November 7, 2008. He was a life member of Houston, Texas, Chapter 343.

Raymond H. Palomares, 82, died November 10, 2008. He was a life member of Honolulu Chapter 858.

Samuel Alexander Petrosky, 62, died July 1, 2008. He was an at-large member of Overseas.

Joseph T. Pettit, Jr., 58, died July 7, 2008. He was a life member of Erma, New Jersey, Chapter 602.

John J. Purcell, Jr., 72, died November 27, 2008. He was a life member of Newburgh, New York, Chapter 537.

Frank Howard Rippel, 69, died January 5. He was a life member of Erma, New Jersey, Chapter 602.

Donald Rittenhouse, 76, died November 4, 2008. He was a member of Defiance, Ohio, Chapter 954.

Merrell G. Roberts, 55, died December 2, 2005. He was an associate member of Elmira, New York, Chapter 803.

Carlos Romero, 68, died. He was an at-large member of Florida.

Ted A. Roseberry, 63, died January 18. He was a member of Easton, Pennsylvania, Chapter 415

Thomas M. Schweikert, 60, died February 4, 2008. He was a life member of Holland, Michigan, Chapter 73.

Theodore L. Sherlock, 62, died December 8, 2008. He was an at-large life member of Louisiana.

Jimmy A. Shipley, 60, died December 8, 2008. He was a member of Chattanooga Chapter 203.

Daniel Lynn Siler, 52, died December 8, 2008. He was an associate life member of Franklin, North Carolina, Chapter 994.

John R. Smith, Jr., 61, died December 31, 2008. He was a charter member of West Palm Beach, Florida, Chapter 25.

Gary Lynn Snyder, 61, died April 2, 2008. He was an at-large member of Indiana.

Jerry D. Sparling, 70, died January 10. He was a life member of Saint Marys, Pennsylvania, Chapter 948.

Thadeus H. Stryminski died November 4, 2008. He was a member of Philippines Chapter 887.

William S. Summit died. He was a member of Albany, Oregon, Chapter 585.

John K. Suntken, 59, died. He was an at-large member of Michigan.

Michael Robert Trimble, 60, died October 16, 2008. He was a life member of Flint, Michigan, Chapter 175.

John W. Twohig, 64, died September 17, 2008. He was a life member of Poland, Ohio, Chapter 135.

Albert Frank Valouch, Jr., 78, died November 29, 2008. He was a life member of Lawton, Oklahoma, Chapter 751.

Tommie L. Walker, 62, died March 8, 2008. He was a member of Albany, Oregon, Chapter 585.

Ralph P. Wilson, 54, died October 18, 2008. He was a member of Tampa, Florida, Chapter 787.

D.W. Woodcraft, 77, died October 2008. He was a member of Rutland, Vermont, Chapter 1.

H.L. Woods, died September 2007. He was a life member of Petaluma, California, Chapter 563.

Phillip E. Zarrella, 63, died July 18, 2008. He was a member of Reno, Nevada, Chapter 989.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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