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A funeral mass was offered Friday, June 27, at Saint Vincent Martyr Church in Madison, for Elizabeth M. Forte Riggins of Madison, who died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at Morristown Memorial Hospital. She was 46.

Born in Summit, Mrs. Riggins was a resident of Madison for most of her life, and then lived for a time in Parsippany before returning to Madison, where she lived for the past year.

Mrs. Riggins was a teacher's aide at the East Lake Elementary School in Parsippany for several years. She was not retired.

She is survived by two daughters, Amanda Riggins of Parsippany, and Ashley Riggins of Madison; her father, John A. Forte of Madison; her mother, Elizabeth Grimm, and her step-father, John Grimm, both of Florham Park; a brother, John J. Forte of Parsippany, and many other family members and friends.

Interment was in Saint Vincent's Cemetery, Madison. Arrangements were by the Madison Memorial Home, 159 Main St., Madison.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 29 Prospect St., Madison, N.J. 07940. 
Forte, Elizabeth Mary (I31893)

Jonathan L. Wright

July 1, 1940-Jan. 30, 2014

Jonathan L. Wright, 73, of Crawfordsville passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in St. Elizabeth Hospital East, Lafayette.

He was an electrician/lineman having worked at T&F Construction. He also served in the Illinois National Guard. He was a member of the Eagles and Moose.

Jonathan was born July 1, 1940, at Casey, Ill., to Forest and Cleda Pursell Wright.

He is survived by daughters, Twila (George) Dowell and Jona (Patrick) Golladay of Crawfordsville; and sisters, Rosanne Klutey of Terre Haute and Jeanie Bogdajewicz of Casey, Ill.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hunt & Son Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Waynetown Masonic Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Online condolences may be made at www.huntandson.com. 
Wright, Jonathan Lewis (I30405)

Melbern "Mike" Borst, Jr., 70, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Select Specialty Hospital.

Mike was born in Austin, Texas on September 6, 1944 to Melbern M. Borst and Imogene (Williams) Jackson. Mike, affectionately known as "Spanky" was part owner and manager of the Wagon Wheel Liquor Store for about 25 years. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Mike is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judy (Hinkle) Borst; son, Kevin Borst; his mother, Imogene (Williams) Jackson; sisters, Joan Fisk and Barbara Daniels; and various nieces and nephews.

Mike was preceded in death by his father, Melbern M. Borst Sr.

Friends may visit from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Avenue, Evansville, IN 47711. A private service will be held on Monday, January 12, 2015. Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Borst, Melbern Michael Jr. (I76060)

Mrs. Louise Anna Schmitz, 96, of Conway, died Wednesday, April 21, 2010, in Bartlett, Tenn.

Louise was born March 11, 1914, in Morrison’s Bluff, Ark., to the late Anton Eckelhoff Sr. and Mary (Kemph) Eckelhoff.

She is also preceded in death by six siblings and one son, Harold Schmitz.

Mrs. Schmitz was a loving wife and mother, and she was an avid gardener.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband of 73 years, Joseph Schmitz; daughters Virginia McCurley of Arlington, Tenn. and Marilyn Herrington and husband William of Conway; grandchildren Mary Smith of Bartlett, Tenn., Julie Turnmire of Arlington, Texas, Tracy Harris of Maumelle, Jason Herrington of McKinney, Texas and Regina Schmitz of West Helena; six great-grandchildren; siblings George Eckelhoff of Memphis and Anna Konert of Paris, Ark.; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Fr. George Spangenberg as celebrant. Entombment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Rosary, officiated by Deacon Papini, will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at Griffin Leggett Funeral Home, followed by visitation.

Arrangements by Griffin Leggett Funeral Home, 1751 Dave Ward Dr., Conway, Ark. 72034, 327-5000.

Online guest registry is available at www.griffinleggettconway.com
Eckelhoff, Louise Anna (I27428)


Elizabeth "Elsie" (nee Overman). Beloved wife for 58 years of Ralph L. Overberg. Loving mother of Kathleen (Michael) Grant, John (Lynne), Richard (Kimberly), Thomas (Janet) and Steven (Linda) Overberg. Devoted Grandma of Greg, Chris, Kellie, Mason, Erik, Madelyn and Kyle. Dear sister of Sr. Mary Joell Overman SND and the late Mary Vormbrocke. Sister in law of Fr. Kenneth Overberg SJ and Don Overberg. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and other family members. Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 20, 2014 Age 80. Visitation Friday from 5-8pm at Neidhard Minges Funeral Home 3155 Harrison Ave., Westwood. Funeral Mass Saturday 10:30am at St. Jude Church, Bridgetown. Burial Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame, 1601 Dixie Highway, Park Hills, KY 41011. neidhardminges.com

Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer from Apr. 22 to Apr. 23, 2014
Overman, Elizabeth (I61540)

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Laura C. Thomas, 90,
formerly of Latrobe, died Fri-
day morning in St. Anne
Home, Greensburg.
She was born in Unity
Township Aug. 2, 1888.
She is survived by a number
of nieces and nephews.
She was a daughter of the
late Anthony P. and Theresa
(Markle) Thomas.
Family will receive friends
at the John J. Lopatich
Funeral Home, Latrobe, from
7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10
a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Mass of Christian Burial
will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday
in Holy Family Church,
Interment will be St. Vine-
cent Cemetery.
Thomas, Laura C. (I34727)

Todd eric craig

City Retired
Merchant Dies
F. D. Ethridge, retired merchant
of 4440 21st st., passed away Sat-
urday at 4:35 p.m. at Anderson's
The deceased is survived by his
wife, Mrs. Nancy Shumate Eth-
ridge; two daughters, Mrs. Henry
Young, city, and Mrs. Sam Lipsev
Sparta, S. C., two sons, F. D. Eth-
ridge, Jr., Vicksburg; John Eth-
ride, city; eleven grandchildren;
three sisters, Miss Mary Ethridge,
Mrs. Eula Kelly, and Mrs. Flor-
ence Webb, all of Meridian; three
brothers, Morris, Sid and Mark
Ethridge, all of Meridian; several
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held
Monday at 3 p. m. at Webb's, Rev.
R. G. Schwanebeck, pastor Jones
Memorial Presbyterian church of-
Interment will follow in the Mag-
nolia cemetery.
Ethridge, Flavel Dryden Sr. (I31482)
Ehrhardt, Elizabeth A. (I66)
Ehrhardt, George F. (I551)
Mager, Sr. Maria Magdalena (I600)
Bippus, Johannes (I748)
Bippus, Lorenz (I754)
Laib, Josef (I1873)
Ryan, Gladys Anita (I15728)
Siefkins, Moderine (I46470)
Source (S808)
Brandt, Frederick Harold Sr. (I56188)
BENNETT Hubert Dee, 78, of OKC, went to be with his wife and with the
Lord, on Friday, May 7, 1993. He was born Oct. 27, 1914 to James and
Laura Bennett of Wapanucka, Ok. Hubert was a retired ironworker, Local
48. He served his country in the Navy during WWII. He is survived by
his only son, Herman Bennett of OKC; three sisters, Jewel Burdette of
Torrance, Ca., Ruby Gibson of OKC, and Betty Bartow of Iowa Park, Tx.;
two brothers, Earl and Bill Bennett, both of OKC; three grandsons, H.
Lee Bennett, Jr. of Tulsa, Ok., Todd L. and Cory L. Bennett, both of
OKC. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence. Services will be
2:00 pm Tuesday, May 11, at the South Colonial Chapel. Interment
following at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Wheatland. 
Bennett, Hubert Dee (I24461)
Kerr, Marilyn M. (Storch)
age 81 of Canton
passed away Sunday afternoon. Born in Canton to the late Harry and Flossie (Memmer) Storch, she was also preceded in death by her husband William M. Kerr, brothers Harry and Robert Storch, sisters Evalin Henderson, Mildred Whalen and Corrine Beckley. Marilyn loved playing bingo, cards and frequenting the casinos, especially Mountaineer. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Mike and Maria Kerr of Wellsville, OH, daughter and son-in-law Joyce and Jim Stosic of Seminole, FL, grandchildren Michael Jr. (Victoria) Kerr, Melissa and Michelle Kerr, David and Matthew Stosic, great granddaughter Liliana Kerr and sister Carolyn Faye Storch of North Canton. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday (Tonight) from 6 to 8 pm in the Rossi Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 am in Little Flower Catholic Parish with Rev. Fr. John Zuzik as celebrant. Interment will be in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens.
Published in The Repository on Apr. 7, 2009
Storch, Marilyn M. (I68954)
Age 77, of Ross Twp., on Wed., May 1, 2002, beloved husband of Jean Pappert Kuklis; father of Cindy (Pete) Darlington, Judy (Bill) McKenna and the late Charles Andrew Kuklis; grandfather of Erin, Kelly and Hannah McKenna, brother of Viera Kutcher, Alice (Paul) Hasko, Mark (Donna), Ivan (Norma) and the late Walt Kuklis and Bessie Hanas; also nieces and nephews. Friends received on Fri. from 7-9, Sat. 2-4 & 7-9 at H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1032 Perry Highway, Perrysville, www.brandtfuneralhome.com. Funeral Service St. Luke Memorial Lutheran Church, Sun. afternoon at 3 p.m. (Everyone please meet at church). Interment private. Memorials may be made to St. Luke Memorial Lutheran Church, Memorial Fund, 2235 Federal St. Ext., Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from May 3 to May 4, 2002
Kuklis, (Dusan) John (I79387)
MARGURIETE E. PETERS Peacefully passed away on June 14, 2006 in Fremont, CA at the age of 93. She was born Marguriete Emma Thompson on May 29, 1913 to Neal and Louise Thompson in Dalton, Neb. Marguriete had a long teaching career. She started teaching in a one room school house in Reddington, Neb. She married Jon Peters in 1941. After the war they moved to Reyderwood, Wash., then to Fremont in 1961. Devoted to her family, she enjoyed spending time with them. She was an avid gardener and reader. She loved music and was a beautiful singer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jon Stanley Peters; her brothers Joseph and Ted Thompson; sisters Lucile Larsen and Edna Smith. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Stan and Lillian Peters of Fremont, CA; grandson Jon Peters of Fremont, CA; grandson Neal Peters of Mountain View, CA; brothers Pete and Jimmy Thompson of Dalton, Neb; sister Katherine Courtney of Denver, Colorado; sister Marjorie Watchorn of Dalton, Neb; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at 11:00AM at Fremont Chapel of the Roses 1940 Peralta Blvd., Fremont. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward.

Published in East Bay Times on June 18, 2006
Thompson, Marguriete Emma (I74219)
SHIP - Mrs. Grace L.
Tngg. 75, of 83 Palmer St.,
died yesterday at Riverview
Hospital, Red Bank.
She moved here 25 years
ago from Newark.
She was a member of the
Belford Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband.
Thomas C.; two sons, Clifton
T., here, and Robert F.,
Union Beach; her mother,
Mrs. Minnie M. Gowen,
Philadelphia; a brother,
Franklin Gowen, New York;
a sister, Mrs. Eva Dawsey,
Philadelphia, and eight
The Scott Funeral Horne is
in charge of arrangements.
Gowen, Grace Louise (I79973)


Death Notices 6.17.06


Saturday, June 17, 2006

Goldie Irene Hughes

MADISONVILLE, Ky. ? Goldie Irene Hughes, 96, of Madisonville, died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2006, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.

She was born Sept. 22, 1909, in Hopkins County, Ky., to James Wesley and Virginia Gaston Jones. She was a homemaker and an employee of Madisonville Steam Laundry. She was a member of Grapevine Holiness Church in Madisonville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William ?Bill? Hughes, on May 8, 1976; a son, Louis Earl Gibson; three sisters, Ruby Jones, May Ashworth and Beulah Jones; three brothers, Roy Jones, Elmer Jones and Willis Jones; and a half brother, J.W. Jones.

She is survived by three daughters, Nancy Joyce Zuniga of Hopkinsville, Ky., Shirley Ann Bowles of Hanson, Ky., and Mary Evelyn Alexander of South Dakota; three sons, Carl H. Gibson, Raymond H. Gibson and James C. Gibson, all of Madisonville; a half sister, Geraldine Alexander of Madisonville; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. today in the chapel at Harris Funeral Home with Bro. Eddie Fleming officiating. Burial will follow in Grapevine Cemetery in Madisonville.

Pallbearers are David Gibson, Roger Allen Gibson, Darrell Gibson, Tony Gibson, Josh Ezell, Jordon Gibson and Mike Long. The honorary pallbearer is Marvin ?Butch? Gibson.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service today at the funeral home.

Arvel A. Hobgood

MADISONVILLE, Ky. ?? Arvel A. Hobgood, 93, of Madisonville, died at 8:55 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at Ridgewood Terrace Nursing Home in Madisonville.

He was born June 17, 1912, in Webster County, Ky., to John G. and Willie Hester Hobgood. He was a retired farmer and a longtime member and former elder of Nebo Christian Church. He had been a resident of Ridgewood Terrace Nursing Home for nine years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Emmalene Kington Hobgood, on Sept. 18, 1995; one sister, Erah Hobgood; and three brothers, the Rev. Rollan Hobgood, Elvy Hobgood and Opal C. Hobgood.

He is survived by one daughter, Martine Lansden of Owensboro, Ky.; two sons, Morris W. Hobgood of Madisonville and John ?Bill? Hobgood of Evansville, Ind.; two sisters, Ima V. Jackson of Indianapolis, Ind., and Hester Kington of Madisonville; nine grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home in Madisonville with Bros. Howard W. Crowe and Ted Morelock officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Nebo, Ky.

Pallbearers will be Lisa Ryan, Lanny W. Lansden, Lonnie R. Lansden, Dirk D. Hobgood, Jason Hobgood, Kevin Hobgood and Brad Hobgood.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to Nebo Christian Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Mary Cleo Chandler

POOLE, Ky. Mary Cleo Chandler, 80, of Poole, died Thursday, June 15, 2006, at her home.

She was born May 8, 1926, in Henderson, Ky. She was a member of Shady Grove General Baptist Church in Poole and Order of the Eastern Star Ermine Ford Chapter 9 in Poole. She was also a member of Poole Homemakers and the former operator of Chandler's Grocery in Poole.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Eugene Chandler, in 1997.

She is survived by three sons, Vernon Chandler and James Chandler of Poole, and Donald Chandler of Sebree, Ky.; a daughter, Judy Coomer of Oakland City, Ind.; a brother, Wilsie Pruitt of Poole; a sister, Betty Winstead of Poole; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Townsend Funeral Home in Dixon, Ky., with the Revs. Bob Fulcher and Ron Hampton officiating. Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery in Poole.

Visitation will be from 3 until 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until time of service Sunday.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Anthony's Hospice of Webster County or to the Shady Grove General Baptist Church building fund.
Pruitt, Mary Cleo (I22492)
Published: Saturday, December 08, 2001

ABILENE - Rosary for Josephine "Jo" Kolly, 76, of Abilene will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Elmwood Funeral Home.

Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Church with Monsignor Frederick Nawarskas officiating.

Burial will be in Elmwood Memorial Park under the direction of Elmwood Funeral Home of Abilene.

She died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001.

She was born Jan. 22, 1925, in Posey and married E.P. Kolly in June 1943. She moved to Abilene in 1968. She was active in the Arthritis Foundation. She was a homemaker and was active in Holy Family Church.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Donald P. Kolodziejczyk of Cisco and Dwayne J. Kolly of Laredo; three daughters, Loretta Prokop of San Antonio, Marilyn I. Steele of Edmond, Okla., and Judy K. Raven of Ovilla; a sister, Margaret Schultz of Levelland; and five grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Arthritis Foundation, 3001 W. Fifth St., Fort Worth, TX 76107.
Kempf, Josephine Catherine (I26394)
Aug 8, 2009 at 12:01 AM
Aug 8, 2009 at 7:08 AM
1922 - 2009
George J. Baker, 87, formerly of San Jose, died at 3:10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, at Timbercreek Manor in Pekin.

He was born May 19, 1922, in San Jose, the son of George W. and Nora Betzelberger Baker. He married Rachel Fort on June 19, 1948, in Lincoln. She died August 30, 1993.

He also was preceded in death by two sons and one brother.

Mr. Baker is survived by one daughter, Suzanne (Terry) Pennington of Green Valley; two grandchildren, Trent (Audrey) Pennington of Green Valley and Adam Pennington of Pekin; and one great-granddaughter, Violet Pennington of Green Valley.

He served in the Army during the Korean War and was a farmer.

He worked for Caterpillar Inc. in Morton in the shipping and handling department, and was member of UAW Local 974.

Mr. Baker was a member of United Methodist Church in San Jose. He was a volunteer fireman and an avid card player.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, at United Methodist Church in San Jose. The Rev. Chet Travis will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services.

Hurley Funeral Home in San Jose is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Green Valley Fire & Rescue.

To offer online condolences, visit www.hurleyfh.com.
Baker, George J. (I47222)
Therese Grutzius
THERESE GRUTZIUS LANSING, IL Therese Grutzius, age 91, passed away September 16, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Peter T.; daughters: Joanne Bolen and Jacqueline Whitted; sons: Lawrence and Timothy; daughters- in-law: Georgia and Cheryl Grutzius; and eight sisters. She is survived by her dear sister, Doris (Tony) Perovich of Lansing. A cherished an devoted mother of Carla Canarini, Deloris Drewing and Lois (Joel) Rumbut of TX; Peter D., Lorraine Hughes, Leonard (Kathleen) and James of IL; Jerry, Gloria Majszak and Mitzi (Gene) Braun of IN; Marilyn, Shawnee Wedding, and daughter-in-law, Jan of AZ. Loving grandmother of 42; great grandmother of 75; great-great grandmother and great-great-great grandmother to many. Special aunt of Cynthia (Carl) Bauer; and many nieces and nephews. Therese was an avid bowler until the age of 86. She was famous for her homemade noodles, her great memory and her wise advice to all who loved her. Cremation took place in Park Forest, IL. A Memorial Mass will be said at Our Lady of Knock Church, 501 163rd Street, Calumet City, IL on Wednesday, September 23, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted for her favorite charities.
Published in The Times from September 21 to September 23, 2008 
Glavin, Theresa Frances (I10226)
A funeral mass for William
Hetzel, 241 Juniper street, Park
Forest, was said yesterday at
St. Irenaeus church, Park For-
est. The Rev. Elmer Coogan
officiated; burial was in As-
sumption cemetery, Glenwood.
Mr. Hetzel. who died Thurs.
day in St. James hospital fol-
lowing a long illness, was born
February 26, 1905, in New Jer.
sey. He was an area resident
for about 25 years and had been
employed as a railroad admin-
istrator. He was a member of
St. Irenaeus church.
He is survived by his wife,
Freda; two daughters, Carol
Cleator and Marianne Wray,
both Chicago Heights; a son,
William, of Zurich, Switz-
erland; two sisters, Betty Mul-
lin and Gertrude Dolan, both of
New Jersey, and eight grand-
Hetzel, William George Sr. (I108)
With a view to the future: Land conservation group raises funds to preserve property in natural state

By Robert L. Wilson

Friday, October 26, 2007

MARYVILLE - John and Alice Conlin love the rolling 84 acres they live on in south Blount County.

And they are not interested in seeing "the land all torn up," even after they are no longer here.

So the Conlins - he is 84 years old and she 80 - have placed a conservation easement on their land so that no one in succeeding years can subdivide the land and plant houses or businesses all over it.

The Conlins were among more than 170 people attending a $100-a-head reception and fundraiser Thursday night at the Preservation Plaza in downtown Maryville where the Foothills Land Conservancy announced its "25 in 25" program.

The focus of the project is to place 25,000 acres of East Tennessee land under protection from development by the time the organization celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2010, said Bill Clabough, FLC's executive director.

The conservancy already has preserved about 17,000 acres through acquisition and easements and plans to protect almost half again that much in the coming two years or so, Clabough said.

The conservancy is a nonprofit group dedicated to "protection and preservation of conservation values of natural and productive landscapes in the Great Smoky Mountains and their surroundings," according to its Web site.

And it is people like the Conlins they are trying to reach.

John and Alice Conlin have lived on their tract for 23 years, John Conlin said, and their five children are scattered from Alaska to North Carolina and West Virginia, meaning the property's future could be uncertain without the conservation easement.

John Conlin is an engineer with an MIT education who is retired from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In an earlier vocation, he worked on the X-2 experimental aircraft that flew to 90,000 feet and faster-than-sound speeds.

Alice Conlin is a retired nurse anesthetist at St. Mary's.

Their home is on a 2-acre tract, and the easement they have agreed to allows for one more house to be built on the 84 acres. The rest is protected, they said.

The Conlins' home sits on an old railroad bed, he said, that was used to build Calderwood Dam.

Alice says her husband is a true man of nature.

"John loves trees," she said. "He plowed up the garden and planted trees."

Their easement was signed about 10-12 years ago, John Conlin said.

"I love the woods and nature and wild animals," he said.

Alice Conlin loves the wild azaleas and rhododendrons that bloom there.

It remained unclear Thursday night how much the Foothills Land Conservancy raised at its event, which included a live and silent auction.

It is through such events, private donations and some small grants added in, that the conservancy gets funding for its budget.

In coming months, the FLC is planning to focus on land conservation in the Little River watershed, Clabough said.
John Conlin, a man of many talents, passed April 27, 2019. He was born in January of 1923 to Jack and Marie Conlin of Hillside New Jersey. He attended MIT, getting a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He enlisted in the Navy and went to Officer’s Training at Cornell University. He then returned to MIT to get a second BS in Mechanical Engineering. The Navy sent him to Memphis Tennessee to learn airplane mechanics. John was on board a ship out of San Francisco when the bombs were dropped. He spent the next year on Guam.

Upon honorable discharge from the Navy, John worked on supersonic rocket development for Curtis Wright out of New Jersey for about 5 years. When Curtis Wright dropped the rocket business, he worked with Bell Aircraft on the X-11 rocket powered aircraft which were dropped out of bombers to launch. When asked to relocate to Buffalo NY, John declined and resigned his position. This turned out to be a good decision as the engineers that took his place fell out of the bomber aircraft into Lake Erie and were never found. He and his first wife, Margy (nee Schirmer) moved near Malibu, California, where John went to work for North American. Shortly after that he was offered a position in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He was brought there to build the atomic airplane which proved impractical. He continued to work in Oak Ridge and coordinated work between Oak Ridge, Arco, Idaho, and Hanford, Washington.

John was always interested in the way things worked. He built an 18-foot sailboat and recruited his children to help bend the steamed keel and side planks around forms. He was an accomplished carpenter/cabinet maker, fixed the vehicles and appliances of our home. Once he repaired the 15 plus year-old Hoover vacuum cleaner that he had given his wife Margy as an engagement present rather than buy a new one. After retirement, he moved to Maryville where he enjoyed his many dogs and rural life. He set aside his 80 plus acres to the Foothills Nature Land Conservancy trust. At 86 he was the oldest member of a Clipper ship crew where he climbed the masts, hoisted the sails and got to relive a sailor’s life.

John retired in 1988. He married Alice Inklebarger in 1989. He is survived by 7 children and one dog. He hopes to see his many dogs in heaven; we hope he sees them too.
In lieu of flowers send donations to the Michael Dunn Center/Foundation, Development Office, 629 Gallaher Rd., Kingston TN 37763.
Conlin, John Anthony Jr. (I225)
‘Warm, funny and totally devoted’

Friends of a popular American businessman who died from a rare form of cancer have paid tribute to his “irrepressible” personality.

Bryan Bumsted was only 37 when he passed away on January 11 in New York.

Mr Bumsted and his wife, Sarah, had lived in Bermuda for nearly ten years and both their beloved daughters, Annie and Kit, were born on the Island.

Running star Chris Estwanik led the tributes to the keen sportsman, who had also represented Bermuda at lacrosse.

Mr Estwanik told The Royal Gazette: “I’ve never met anyone in my life that I was more comfortable laughing with one minute and then baring my soul to the next than Bryan.

“He had this magical ability to relate to everybody that was blessed to spend time around him. His wit and sense of humour were only trumped by his love for and commitment to Sarah, Annie and Kit.”

Mr Bumsted grew up in Madison, New Jersey, and moved to Bermuda in 2006 to work in the insurance industry.

Close friend David Bigley said: “Bryan was a loyal friend, a tremendous personality and the best natural father I have ever met.

“He had the unique ability to say what everyone else was thinking and we are all better for having known him. He will be missed, but, more importantly, he will never be forgotten.”

Family friend Jayne Burnet added: “Bryan made everyone feel at ease. He was warm, funny and a totally devoted family man.

“I feel so fortunate to have known him and to have been part of the Bumsted family life.

“To be at the Bumsted home when Bryan came in from work was a sight to see, with screams of excitement and joy from all the children in the house, even the ones that were not his own. He put a smile on all our faces and joy in our hearts.”

Close friend Mike Cash hailed Mr Bumsted’s integrity and decency. “Bryan was a very caring person, not just to his family, to whom he was a caring husband and doting father, plus a perpetual, juvenile delinquent with his daughters, but to everyone around him,” he said.

“He had very strong integrity and decency, and while his irrepressible nature will remain in the mind of his friends and business colleagues, the world itself is disadvantaged by his passing.”
A brave mother-of-two has spoken of the devastating loss of a “loving husband” and “devoted father” who lived for his two little girls.

Sarah Bumsted’s husband, Bryan, died this month at the age of 37, just 43 days after a rare form of kidney cancer was diagnosed.

Mrs Bumsted described her husband’s “superhuman efforts” to make his beloved daughters, Annie, five, and Kit, three, laugh and smile, even when they visited him in hospital.

She said he “lived to be their dad” and felt it was now her duty to keep her husband’s memory alive for their children for ever.

“The baby monitor was never on my side of the bed,” Mrs Bumsted said. “He wanted to be the one who got up in the middle of the night to see his girls. He was totally devoted to them - he would have checked on them 500 times if I had let him.

“There are a lot of good dads out there, but Bryan lived to be their dad. He felt the whole reason for him being here was to look after his girls and he did everything he could to make them smile and spend as much time as possible with them.

“Right now I cannot imagine how their life is going to be as good as it would have been if he had been around for another 40 years.”

Mr Bumsted, a keen sportsman and fisherman, was in the prime of his life when he was struck down by the rare form of renal cancer that has left doctors baffled.

He had shown no symptoms apart from a sore shoulder up until the night before Thanksgiving when he was rushed to hospital in Florida, where the Bumsteds were visiting family.

The next day, an MRI scan revealed he had stage four cancer and he was moved to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Mr Bumsted was never able to leave hospital, but always put on a brave face for his children when they visited.

“He always rallied for the girls, it was incredible to see,” Mrs Bumsted said. “I have no idea how he was able to do it, it was superhuman. Even when they visited him in ICU and hospital, he had them laughing and joking.”

Mr Bumsted passed away on January 11 with his wife by his side.

The couple met in 2000 in New York, where Mrs Bumsted worked as a teacher and Mr Bumsted worked in insurance, but they got together in 2005. A year later, they moved to Bermuda after Mr Bumsted was offered a job with the Lancashire Group.

“When I met Bryan for the first time I thought he was so funny,” she said. “No one could escape his quick wit. I was totally charmed right away.”

The couple were engaged in Bermuda before returning to Mrs Bumsted’s home city of Pittsburgh for their wedding in November 2007.

In 2009, daughter Annie was born at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Kit followed two years later.

“Our family life is here, our whole married life has been here,” Mrs Bumsted said. “Bryan loved living in Bermuda for the family life it gave us.

“I can’t imagine leaving at the moment. It will be like I am leaving Bryan here because so much of our life was great because of Bermuda.”

Mr Bumsted’s family has started the Bryan Bumsted Fund to help to finance further research into the illness that took his life and to buy equipment to treat it at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

“I made some serious promises to him,” Mrs Bumsted said. “Right up until the very end, he knew what was going on. We said we would make sure his girls knew him forever. They were everything to him and that is my life’s work now. I love being around his friends and that Bermuda family is even more valuable to me now.

“I am so grateful for the support everyone has shown me since, it has been incredible. They have left no stone unturned; it has been mind-blowing what people have done. These are the people who got to see the kind of dad, husband and guy he was all the time.”

• Donations in memory of Mr Bumsted can be sent to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, ATTN: Amanda Gilstein, 633 Third Avenue, New York, NY, USA 10017 with a note directing the donation to the Bryan Bumsted Fund.
Bryan M. Bumsted, Senior Underwriter at Third Point Reinsurance Ltd., passed away recently at the age of 37 after a battle with cancer.

“Bryan joined Third Point Reinsurance Company Ltd. in 2012 as the Senior Underwriter for the Third Point Cat Fund following earlier positions in reinsurance and financial services,” the company said.

“A 1999 graduate of Colgate University, Bryan started his career at Hornblower & Weeks, Inc. in New York City, moving to GSB Holdings, LLC in 2001 as a Managing Director, also in New York. In 2003, Bryan joined the reinsurance industry at Everest Reinsurance in New Jersey as a property underwriter.

“Bryan relocated to Bermuda to join Lancashire Insurance Company Ltd. in 2006, focusing on retrocessional reinsurance and, in 2010, he helped to establish Q Re Bermuda Advisors Ltd., where he was a partner and Underwriting Advisor.

“As well as a successful business executive, Bryan will be remembered as an amazing family man who was wholly devoted to his wife and two young daughters.

“Bryan was a loving husband, father, son, brother and uncle. His enthusiasm, humor and integrity will be missed dearly by his family, friends and colleagues alike.”
Bumsted, Bryan MacLeod (I31640)
30  Riegger, Simon (I2161)
31  Grimm, Judas Thadäus (I2173)
32  Laib, Josef (I2447)
33  Eckerle, Paul Martin (I13364)
34 Block A-O, Row 01, Lot 08 Christman, Carol Ann (I32707)
35 Daughter's home Singer, Helena (I5407)
36 Plot O-223 Ehrhardt, Mary Frances (I19)
37 Plot O-223 Hyde, Mary Kay (I180)
38 Romons Convalescent Home Schindler, Louise F. (I13405)
39 Section G05P PEACE Lot 204C Sekinger, Charles Joseph Sr. (I54304)
40 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F4668
41 "3rd-4th degree blood relatives" Family F2264
42 "According to my Grandma Jean, Grandpa Jean died of a heart attack on the car port of their home upon returning from riding his bicycle." Jean, Robert A. (I21660)
43 "Adopted from the New York Juvenile Asylum and put on the Orphan Train in New York sent to Iowa. He was fostered by Edward and Katherine Comerford, both born in Ireland. He was listed in the 1900 Census with their family."
Surname may appear in some records as Brunate and Brunnotti. 
Brunotte, Gustave J. (I39338)
44 "am 27. 06. 1952 vom Bischöflichen Ordinariat in Rottenburg unter Nummer C 2170 für tot erklärt" Riegger, Franz Josef (I40905)
45 "Andreas Grett, also known as Andrew Gtree, immigrated on 15 Sept. 1740 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on the ship, Pheonix with John Mason Captain, from Rotterdam.
He swore oath to the state of Pennsylvania on Sept. 15, 1749.
He appeared on the census of 1749 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co. Pa.
He married Mary Magdalena about 1750 at Goshenhoppen, Bally, Washington Township, Berks Co. Pennsylvania
Source: Grawrock Parker Geneology"

"It was actually 15 Sep 1749 when Andreas Grett arrived in Philadelphia on board the Phoenix. Along with his father, his brother, and other passengers from that ship he took the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of Abjuration the same day. The significance of the 1749 census is that it shows him, his father, and his brother as residents of Philadelphia - NOT as indentured. This means the three of them were able to pay their passage from Rotterdam to Philadelphia, 10 British Pounds per adult according to Gottlieb Mittelberger, in full. " 
Grett, Andrew Windsor (I10976)
46 "Ann Wheeler, the wife of William Elder the emigrant, died in her thirty-fourth year, of Consumption, the hardships of her husband's pioneer life proving too much for her frail constitution. There being no undertakers, necessity compelled them to hollow out a chestnut tree, and in this rude coffin the remains of this good woman were deposited." Wheeler, Ann (I10896)
47 "Anthony Memmer became incapacited with a lingering illness for which the doctors
advised a sea voyage and a stay at a German health spa. Anthony, his wife Emma, and
daughter Rose, a child of 3 or 4 years, traveled to Germany, in hopes of restoring his
health. After Anthony passed away and was buried in Germany, Emma and Rose returned
to LaFayette where Emma did sewing to support herself and child." 
Memmer, Anthony (I9962)
48 "As a boy Fred finished the second grade but then had to drop out to help his father on the family farm according to my grandmother." - Mark Seib Blackman, Fredrick John (I8457)
49 "Billy died at the age of 5yrs at a Christmas party stampede in 1925" Wager, William (I14611)
50 "Boots took Sonny to Los Angeles to live with her father and mother" - Charles Hegelheimer II via Charles Swanson Family F993

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