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Maas, Donald R. Donald R. Maas, 64, of Arrowhead Road, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, at his home. Don was born Feb. 7, 1941, in Finley, Ohio, son of the late Hubert and Verenda (Schmanck) Maas. A graduate of Tempe High School in Tempe, Ariz., he went on to receive his master's degree in electrical engineering. He was a retired veteran of the United States Air Force, serving in the Cuban crisis and the Vietnam War, and he contributed to the liberation of Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm. Don later went on to build a career within the aeronautics field, gaining employment with such companies as McDonnell Douglas, Hughes Aircraft and Raytheon. He served in places such as Saudi Arabia, Italy, Korea, Kuwait and various locations throughout the United States. Don was very dedicated to his profession and proud of his many contributions to the avionics field, such as his involvement with the first flight of the B2 stealth bomber on July 17, 1989. Upon his retirement, Don became a beloved school bus driver with the Saratoga Springs City School District. Don was a devoted Catholic. He was a member of various organizations, such as the American Legion, VFW and the Elks Lodge, most recently becoming a charter member of the American Legion Riders in Hudson Falls, taking his love of motorcycling to a new level. Don had a special love for traveling and enjoyed vacationing all over the world. He was the kindest, most caring, generous and loving man. He was dedicated and devoted to his family and friends and will be missed by all who knew him. As the foundation of his family, Don was fondly known as "Papa" by his loving grandchildren, who will greatly miss his presence in their lives. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Linda Lee (Haskell) Maas. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Richard L. Maas and his wife, Linda; a daughter, Laurie E. Murray and her husband, Scott; 10 grandchildren, Matthew, Andrew, Michelle and James Maas, Cassondra, Cody, Brandon and Emyleigh Murray and Ryan and Jack Cherry; and siblings Bill, Jim, Jack, Tom and Joe Maas, Sue Crouse and Mary Skousen. He was predeceased by his sister, Joanne Maas. Don is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway (584-5373 or burkefuneralhome.com). A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa. Burial with military honors will follow in the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery on Duell Road, Schuylerville. In Don's memory, the family kindly requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to St. Mary's School, 41 Thompson St., Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Source: The Saratogian, Sarasota Springs, NY, Nov. 27, 2005, extracted Sep. 14, 2007 Robert Gene MACKINDER" Mac" of Wilmington, DE, previously of New Castle, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, October 28, 2004, surrounded by his loving family, 2 weeks after his 57th birthday. Mr. Mackinder retired as staff sergeant from the U.S. Army Reserve, 82nd Airborne after serving for 20 years. Bob was a fulltime employee of the Delaware Guards, serving in the #198 Signal Battalion and the #116 Mash Unit, and working as a heavy equipment mechanic. He was a veteran of Desert Storm, serving in the Gulf War. Mackinder, Robert Gene Recently, he was employed by Giles & Ransome, Inc./Ransome Rents in New Castle, where he worked as a heavy equipment mechanic. Bob was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends. He enjoyed martial arts and held a black belt in Karate. He is survived by his wife, Barbara DiCampli Jones, formerly of Stanton; his mother, Virginia Cook Wallace of New Castle; his father, Robert G. Mackinder, Sr. and his wife, Jean, of El Monte, CA; his children, Stephanie Haislip and her husband, Dwayne, of Seaford, Robin Dunkelberger and her husband, Brian, of Middletown, and Aaron Mackinder of New Castle; and 7 grandchildren. Also surviving are his sisters, Marsha Roy and her husband, Mike, of KY, Toni Lynn Lake and her husband, Rick, of New Castle; his brother, Charles Wallace of KY, his sisters, Karen Thullesen and her husband, George, of Galena, KS, and Veda Flowers and her husband, Mike, of Princetown, MO; his stepdaughter and her husband, Sherri and William Rapposelli; his stepsons, Joseph Jones and Ryan Jones, all of Wilmington; 2 step-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his stepfather, Charles Wallace. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 31st, between 1 and 4 pm at the MEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Limestone and Milltown Roads, Wilmington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday afternoon, November 1st, at 1 pm at St. Matthew's Church, 901 E. Newport Pike, Woodcrest. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Bob's memory to St. Matthew's Church, 3 Curtis Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19804. Source: The News Journal, Wilmington, DE, Oct. 30, 2004, extracted August 13, 2007. Andrew C. Macko Jr., 64, of Brown Street, Wilkes-Barre, died Wednesday evening at the Valley Crest Nursing Home, Plains Township. He was born in East Orange, N.J., on March 23, 1942, a son of Dorothy Macko Gluc of Wilkes-Barre and the late Andrew C. Macko Sr. He was a graduate of GAR Memorial High School, Class of 1960. He was formerly employed by Arlan's Department Store and by the A&M Supply Company of Wilkes-Barre. Prior to his retirement in 2002, he had been employed by the Luzerne County Bureau of the Aging. Mr. Macko was an Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War and during the Persian Gulf War with the 300th Field Hospital in Saudi Arabia, in Operation Desert Storm. He was a member of St. Boniface Church, Wilkes-Barre, where he served for many years as an usher. He formerly served as a coach for the Rolling Mill Hill Basketball League and as a coach for the Heights Packers Football Team and the Mayflower Teeners Baseball League. Macko, Jr., Andrew C. He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew C. Macko Sr., and by his stepfather, Stanley A. Gluc. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife of 39 years, Christine (Tina) Lutynski Macko; sons Andrew C. Macko III and his wife, Trish, Centermoreland; Kenneth J. Macko and his wife, Theresa, Wilkes-Barre; daughter Cindy Macko, San Antonio; nine grandchildren, A.C., Nicole, Dana, Shane, Anna, Betsy, Kenneth, Anthony and Dylan Macko; brothers Richard Macko, Wilkes-Barre; Stanley Gluc, Dorrance; sisters Rose Klepaski, Mountain Top; Theresa Kluchinski, Wilkes-Barre Township; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9 a.m. from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Boniface Church, with the Rev. Andrew Sinnott officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Source: The Times Leader, Wilkes Barre, PA, July 14, 2006, extracted September 22, 2007. Anthony Fabian Mahabir passed away January 19, 2007. He was born in New York City on May 14, 1953 to Raymond R. and Berenice Mahabir. Anthony worked for the Board of Education as a teacher then as a Dean in the Roberto Clemente PS166 Junior High School. He was a captain in the Army National Guard for 25 years and proudly served his country during Desert Storm. He was a New York City Police Officer and before that a New York City Corrections Officer and Transit Authority. Anthony is survived by his wife, Harriet and two children, Anthony R. and Lia Mahabir, two brothers, Michael and Emma Mahabir of Valley Cottage, Raymond and Niurka (Sandy) of Stony Point; cousin, Haldane Grice of Haverstraw; nieces, Cristina and Alexandra Mahabir and nephews, Sean, Richard, Eric and David Mahabir. Service begins 9 am, Saturday at Hellmans Memorial Chapels. Hellman Memorial Chapels 15 State Street Spring Valley (845)356-8600 Source: The Journal News, Westchester County, NY, Jan. 26, 2007, extracted Sep. 24, 2007 MALONEY, Daniel Hayes 1SG Age 42, resident of Columbus, died on Thursday, March 30, 2006, in Columbus, GA. Funeral services are scheduled at Chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Columbus, on Monday, April 3, 2006, at 5:00 p.m. 1SG Maloney enlisted in the United States Army on August 30, 1986, and has 20 years of service. 1SG Maloney's assignments have been with units in Fort Benning, GA, Fort Campbell, KY, Fort Drum, NY, and Alaska. He served at every level of the Infantry from rifleman to company first sergeant. He fought in Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF 1) for his country, deployed seven times, and has represented the best the nation has to offer on four continents. His service to the Army has been exemplary. 1SG Maloney has successfully completed almost every school the Army has to offer: Airborne, Air Assault, Ranger, Pathfinder, Jungle Warfare, Three Foreign Jump Wings, PLDC, BNCOC (APFT and Commandant's Award), ANCOC (APFT, Commandant's and Leadership Award), and he has earned the Expert Infantryman's Badge as well as the Combat Infantryman's Badge (2nd Award). Mahabir, Anthony Fabian Maloney, Daniel Hayes He has been awarded two Meritorious Service Medals and the Bronze Star. He has marked himself as one of the top performers in the Army. His cultivating achievement was standing up and leading a one-station unit training company at Fort Benning. He simultaneously assembled a team of drill sergeants and support cadre, supervised the construction of new barracks and began training the first of four back-to-back cycles of 220 trainees. 1SG Daniel Maloney is one of the best soldiers ever to have served his nation. His steadfast dedication, unquestioned competence, superb physical fitness, strength of character and positive leadership are rarely seen combined in one personality. 1SG Maloney was born in New York, was Catholic in faith, and a member of Saint Brendan's Parish, Bellingham, MA. Dan was a passionate and loving person who never met a stranger. He never said no, can't or won't to anyone in need, donating his time willingly to benefits and foundations, especially those involving children. His other loves were golf and riding motorcycles. He was beloved by his father, wife, children, extended family and many friends. Dan will be sorely missed by all. Dan was married to the former Melissa Foy-Maloney of Columbus, GA, and they have four children, Amber, 13, Autumn 12, Shelby, 15, and son, Miles, 11 years old. Dan is survived by his father, Daniel J. Maloney, who is married to Sharon Maloney, and was preceded in death by his mother, Jane A. Maloney. He has three sisters, Kathleen Marques, Karen Power, Kim Saunders and uncles, aunts, many nieces, nephews and many friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to USO World Headquarters, Department WS, P.O. Box 96860, Washington, DC 20090-6860, 1-800-8767469. Source: Star-Gazette, Elmira, NY, April 3, 2006, extracted August 25, 2007. Andrew F. Maltese, 45, of Minotola went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006. Andrew was born in Tawas, Mich., while his father was in the Air Force. He traveled with his family to Italy, Spain and Germany until his father retired and returned to the parental home in Minotola. Andrew graduated from Buena Regional High School. He had been a member of the Minotola Fire Department and the Minotola Rescue Squad. Andrew married Rebecca Willis in May 1983. He joined the Air Force in June 1984. He was assigned to overseas as well as stateside duty stations and served in support of Operations Desert Shield/Storm. Andrew received disabled veterans status and returned to live in the Bridgeton area. He is survived by his parents Richard and Edna Maltese of Minotola; his wife, Rebecca; two daughters, Arminda and Cassandra Maltese; and two sons, Richard and Anthony Maltese, all of Bridgeton; two sisters, Debbie and her husband Mike Legg of Richland, and Dawn Maltese of Litiz, Pa.; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. in Rone Funeral Service. Interment will follow in Cumberland County Veterans Cemetery. Maltese, Andrew F. Arrangements are under the supervision of Rone Funeral Service, 1110 E. Chestnut Ave., Vineland, NJ 08360. Donations may be made to Minotola Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 523, Minotola, NJ 08341; or Sleep Apnea Association, 1424 K St. NW, Suite 302, Washington D.C. 20005. Source: The Daily Journal, Vineland, NJ, Aug. 18, 2006, extracted August 25, 2007. Kent W. Marohl, 35, of Boise, Idaho, and formerly of Stratford, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2006, at U.S. Veteran's Medical Center in Boise due to complications following surgery. Kent Walter Marohl was born Feb. 23, 1971, in Hancock, Mich., to Walter and Bernice "Bea" (Kane) Marohl. He was a 1989 graduate of Stratford High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy for three years, serving during Desert Storm. After his honorable discharge he traveled around the United States living in San Francisco, Dallas and Anchorage, Alaska. He had recently been living in Boise, where he was working for the Washington Group International Engineering firm. He enjoyed cooking and baking, often making things for his friends to brighten their day. He is survived by his parents, Wally and Bea Marohl of Stratford; his brother, Kyle (Kelly) Marohl of Plymouth; and his sister, Kristin (William) Schar of Marshfield. He is further survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Henry and Cecelia Marohl, and Roy and Lorraine Kane. Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 22, 2006, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Stratford. The Rev. Thomas J. Rudolph will officiate. Music will be provided by St. Joseph's Resurrection Choir and Paul Drexler. Burial will take place in St. Joseph's Cemetery, town of Eau Pleine, Marathon County. Pallbearers will be cousins, Mitchell, Matthew and Jeremy Marohl, Debbie Schoenfuss, April Marohl, Michelle Diethelm, Kevin Caebe, Jon Kane and Michael Marohl. Military rites will be conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6352 of Stratford. The visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Sauter/Kundinger Funeral Home, Stratford, and from 10:30 a.m. Friday until service time at the church. A parish prayer service will be at 4 p.m. followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family will designate a memorial in his name at a later date. Source: Wausau Daily Herald, Wausau, WI, Dec. 20, 2006, extracted August 22, 2007. STRATFORD — Kent W. Marohl, 35, of Boise, Idaho, and formerly of Stratford, died on Friday, Dec. 15, 2006, at U.S. Veterans Medical Center in Boise due to complications following surgery. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 22, 2006, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Stratford. The Rev. Thomas J. Rudolph will officiate Marohl, Kent W. Marohl, Kent W. and music will be provided by St. Joseph's Resurrection Choir and Paul Drexler. Burial will take place in St. Joseph's Cemetery, town of Eau Pleine, Marathon County. Serving as pallbearers will be cousins, Mitchell, Matthew, and Jeremy Marohl, Debbie Schoenfuss, April Marohl, Michelle Diethelm, Kevin Caebe, Jon Kane and Michael Marohl. Military rites will be conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6352 of Stratford. The visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Sauter/Kundinger Funeral Home, Stratford, and from 10:30 a.m. until service time Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. A parish prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. followed by a Knights of Columbus Rosary Service at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, both at the funeral home. Kent Walter Marohl was born on Feb. 23, 1971, in Hancock, Mich., to Walter and Bernice "Bea" (Kane) Marohl. He was a 1989 graduate of Stratford High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy for three years, serving during Desert Storm. After his honorable discharge he traveled around the United States, living in San Francisco, Dallas and Anchorage, Alaska. He had recently been living in Boise, Idaho, where he was working for the Washington Group International Engineering Firm. He enjoyed cooking and baking, often making things for his friends to brighten their day. He is survived by his parents, Wally and Bea Marohl of Stratford; his brother, Kyle (Kelly) Marohl of Plymouth; and his sister, Kristin (William) Schar of Marshfield. He is further survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Henry and Cecelia Marohl and Roy and Lorraine Kane. The family will designate a memorial in his name at a later date. Source: Marshfield News-Herald, Marshfield, WI, Dec. 20, 2006, extracted September 22, 2007. MARSHALL, , ORVILLE TRAVIS JR (O.T.) 71, passed away quietly to the Lord on July 24, 2006. Born March 1, 1935 in Chattanooga, TN, moved to Texas in 1961 and spent most of his adult life in DeSoto, TX. He is survived by his wife Dorothy, son Travis Marshall III, daughter Kim Brosnan, brother Larry Marshall and aunt Mary Frances Robinson. Preceding his death was his father, Orville Travis Marshall Sr, mother Callalee Bouldin Marshall, brother Ronald Marshall and aunt Helene Bouldin. Grandchildren are Orville Travis Marshall IV, Thomas Brosnan Jr and Andrew J. Brosnan. 1 great grandson Trenton Marshall. Other relatives include sister-in-law, JoAnn Marshall, nieces, Staci Workman, Brandy Anderson, nephew, Lee Marshall, and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday July 29, 2006; 10:00 am at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday evening at 6-8:00 pm. O.T. was a member of the DFW Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, retired from FedEx, retired after 20 years in Naval Reserve, served in Desert Storm, Marshall, Orville Travis Jr. (VR59), retired from Eastern Air Lines and served as Union President of the Local Int'l Association of Machinists. He also worked at Trans Texas Airways and Flying Tigers. He was a friend to all that met him. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to American Hospice, 1636 N. Hampton Rd., DeSoto, TX 75115 or DFW Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, 6908 Ridgewood Dr., Ft. Worth, TX 76132 Dallas Laurel Land 214371-1336 Source: The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX, July 28, 2006, extracted September 22, 2007. Thomas O. Martell, 51, of York Haven, Newberry Twp. died Monday July 23, 2007 in his residence. He was a Petroleum Technical Advisor for U.S.A.P.C. and was a Desert Storm Gulf War veteran who gave over 27 years combined service to his country with the U.S. Army and Army Reserves. He was a member of Newberrytown Church of God, and next to his family, whom he loved dearly, was committed both financially and philosophically to the Water for People organization. Tom was born March 1, 1956 in Johnson City, NY to the late Harrison J. and Lois A. (Ludwig) Martell. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend Lisa (Lengjel) Martell; daughters, Elizabeth Martell of Philadelphia, Angela Martell, also of Philadelphia, Melissa McCollum-Sell of Etters and Emilie Martell at home; brothers, John of Texas, Roger of Massachusetts and Jeffrey of Colorado; sisters, Barbara Martell of New Jersey, Lynn Morrison of Texas and Kris Hicks, also of Texas; and 2 grandsons, Jaeden Wesley and Payten Thomas Carl. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday July 27, 2007 in his church at 2290 Old Trail Rd. Etters, PA 17319 with the Rev. David A. Yost, his pastor officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Hanover Twp. A visitation will be held one hour prior to services Friday in the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Water for People, 6666 W. Quincy Avenue, Denver, CO 80235. Source: The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, PA, July 24, 2007, extracted September 28, 2007. On May 22, 2007, RONALD LEE MARTIN, 60, of Summerville, SC, widower of Barbara. Mr. Martin was born December 31, 1946 in Princeton, WV, son of the late George and Eva Lockhart Martin. He attended schools in Baltimore. He was a veteran of the USAF serving in the Vietnam War and Desert Storm. He was a member of the American Bonsai Society. He was a Bonsai Instructor and owner of Tokonoma Bonsai Nursery. Martell, Thomas O. Martin, Ronald Lee Surviving are two daughters, Lesa Haney (Kevin) of The Colony, TX Kathy Souza (Brenden) of San Jose, CA, one son, Steve Martin (Monica) of Germany, two grandchildren, Joshua Haney and Alyssa Haney both of The Colony, TX and one grandson on the way: Zachary Souza of San Jose, CA, one brother, George Thomas Martin of Stockton, CA, two sisters, Ruby Stafford and Margaret Schafer both of Baltimore, MD. Funeral service will be held Monday, May 28, 2007 at 11 o'clock at James A. Dyal Funeral Home Chapel, Summerville, SC. Burial will be private. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 until 8 o'clock Sunday evening. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society, 5900 Core Road, Ste 504, North Charleston, SC 29406. Source: The Sun, Baltimore, MD, May 26, 2007, extracted September 24, 2007. Danny P. Martinez October 24, 1961 - July 16, 2007. Danny P. Martinez, 45, son of Fidel and Sadie Martinez. Mess Management Specialist Danny Martinez is a 15 year Navy Veteran who served in Operation Deep Freeze in the Antarctic and Desert Storm. Danny moved back to his hometown and beloved family in 1997, was a Federal Officer for 10 years at FCI Englewood. Danny “SHADES” was a devoted member of The Iron Pigs. Danny leaves behind a multitude of family and friends, survivors include wife, Crystal; sons, Brandon and Jordan; daughters, Nicollette and Heidi; parents, Fidel and Sadie Martinez; brothers and sisters, Joe (Becky) Martinez, Susie (Steve) Padilla, Dianne Weir, Phil Jr (Deanna) Martinez; eight nephews, four nieces, two great nephews, one great niece, numerous uncles, aunts, cousins. A rosary will be held at 7:00PM, Sunday, July 22, at Corpus Christi Church located at 2318 N. Cascade, Colorado Springs and a memorial service will be held at 10:00AM, July 23, at Corpus Christi Church. The Interment will follow at 2:00PM at Fort Logan National Cemetery located at 3698 South Sheridan Boulevard in Denver. A 5:00PM reception will follow at Corpus Christi Church, Colorado Springs. VAYA CON DIOS DANNY. Source: The Gazette, Colorado Springs, CO, July 21, 2007, extracted September 28, 2007. Retired Col. Theodore S. Mathews Sr. of Williamsburg, Va., died June 28, 2006, after a long battle with cancer. Col. Mathews was born on Feb. 27, 1930, in Lockport, N.Y. He was the son of Stephen and Katherine Mathews who preceded him in death. He graduated from Lockport High School in 1948 and was attending the University of Buffalo when the Korean War broke out. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1950 and completed the Navy's Aviation Electronics Technician School. He was then assigned to Patrol Bomber Squadron VP-25 based out of NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, which flew the Navy's version of the B-24 Liberator called the "Privateer." He quickly advanced from radar technician to radar operator and crewman of one of the B-24 aircraft. In February Martinez, Danny P. Mathews, Theodore S. Sr. 1952, 10 days before the squadron deployed to Korea, he received orders to NAS Pensacola and entered the Naval Aviation Cadet Training program. During primary flight training he learned that his old squadron lost three aircraft in Korea, one of which was his and all hands were lost. He completed primary flight training and became carrier qualified in March of 1953. In September of 1953, he completed advanced training at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, and was qualified in the Douglas AD Skyraider aircraft or as the Air Force called them: "A1's/A1E's," "Spads," or "Sandys." He was then commissioned as an Ensign and received his "Navy Wings of Gold." Col. Mathews was then assigned to Composite Squadron-35 (VC-35) at NAS North Island, Coronado, Calif. Flying the Skyraider, VC-35 was an all-weather, night attack, special weapons squadron that deployed in teams of five pilots and four aircraft to each carrier group in the Pacific. VC-35 pilots were specially trained to deliver the Atomic bomb from the carrier group if need be. He sailed on the carrier USS Wasp, CVA-18 with VAN Team 31, Air Task Group One, and Task Force 77 from June 1954 to April 1955. Action included the air coverage of the evacuation of the Tachen Islands North of Formosa. Weather conditions were so poor during the evacuation, his team and sister team from VC-11 were the only ones who flew air cover for four and a half of the ten days required to complete the evacuation. These two teams made up the "HunterKiller" team of the carrier group. As an Ensign in VC-35, Col. Mathews flew 122.2 hours in one month, all single engine and single pilot, which was an unbroken squadron record. He also broke 1000 hours of flying time before making the rank of Lieutenant, Junior Grade. In February 1956, Col. Mathews returned home to complete his undergraduate studies at the University of Buffalo where he received his BA degree. While at the University, he joined the U.S. Navy Reserves at NAS Niagara Falls, N.Y., where he transitioned into jet fighters in addition to remaining current in propeller aircraft. When NAS Niagara Falls was closed in 1958, he walked across the runway and joined the 136th Tactical Fighter Squadron, New York Air National Guard where he flew the F-86H Sabre. He was now a rated pilot in two military services. As a pilot, Col. Mathews flew aircraft as the SNJ, SNB, T-34, all seven models of the AD Skyraider, T-33 (T-Bird), F2H Banshees, FJ Furys, and the F-86H Sabre. He was transitioning into the F-100 Super Sabre when he entered medical school. Following graduation from New York Medical College in 1965, he returned to active duty in the Air Force and completed his internship and residency training in General Surgery at the Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. As a physician, he has served as Director of Base Medical Services at Brooks AFB, San Antonio, Texas, Chief of General Surgery at RAF Lakenheath, England, Chief of Hospital Services and Surgical Services at Incirlik AB, Turkey, and two tours at the Air Force Academy Hospital, Colorado Springs, Colo. He became Chief, Hospital Services, United States Air Force Academy Hospital in July 1991. During the Vietnam War, he served a term at the Burn Unit, Brook Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. During the Gulf War, Col. Mathews served at Riyadh AB, Saudi Arabia, where he was appointed Commander of the 56th Air Transportation Hospital. During Operation Desert Storm he had his 61st birthday making him one of the oldest active duty personnel in a forward area and a veteran of three wars. Col. Mathews was a member of the VFW, Post 14000; MOAA Organization; the Daedalions, S.P. Langley Flight 34; a founding member of the American Air Museum in Great Britain; a member of the Association of Graduates of the Air Force Academy; USS Wasp CVA-18 Assn.; and the VC-35/VAAW-35 Assn. His decorations among others include: The Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with one oak leaf cluster, the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters, the National Defense Medal with two bronze stars, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with one bronze star and the China Service Medal. His military career spanned over 33 years of active duty service with credited service of 41 years and 10 months. Col. Mathews is survived by his wife of 41 years, the former June Joan Slawuta; his son, Lt. Col. Theodore S. Mathews Jr., his daughter, Catherine A. Girard, and husband, David; daughter, LCDR Carol A. Burroughs and husband, LCDR (Ret) Charles Burroughs; and his son, Stephen P. Mathews, his wife, Jennifer, and six grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Dr. Ernest Mathews, his wife, Joan, and their three children. The family is extremely grateful and wishes to thank all those who were committed to his care. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg, Va. The funeral will be held Monday, July 3, at 11 a.m. at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 30 Malvern Ave., Richmond, Va. Col. Mathews will be interred at a later date with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in the name of Col. Theodore S. Mathews Sr. to the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral Building Fund, 30 Malvern Ave., Richmond, VA 232212658. Source: Daily Press, Newport News, VA, June 30, 2006, extracted September 23, 2007. HOPE MILLS -- Sgt. 1st Class Milburn Ray Matthews Jr., of Hope Mills, died in his home on April 21, 2007. Sgt. 1st Class Matthews (Matt) was born in Lovington, N.M., on July 6, 1968. He grew up in Snyder, Texas, a small town near Lubbock. Matt joined the U.S. Army in April 1989 and was deployed two times in his 18 years of active duty, once during Desert Storm and once during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He obtained the Air Assault Badge and the Expert Field Medical Badge. Matt was a member of Faith Fellowship Outreach Church in Hope Mills, where he played in the church's band and taught Sunday school. Matt was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in May 2006 and fought valiantly through faith and modern medicine for almost an entire year. Though Matthews Jr., Milburn Ray his military career shows a very strong man and exceptional leader, his fight with cancer tells much more of the incredible character, faith, personal strength and conviction this man possessed. A memorial service will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2007, in Reeves Funeral Home, 3308 N. Main St., Hope Mills, with Pastor James Tatum officiating. A private family burial will be done through Eternal Reefs in Sarasota, Fla., on Aug. 13, 2007. Matt leaves behind his loving wife of 12 years, Jessica; two daughters, Ashlye, 17, and Brittany, 11; two sons, Colten, 16, and Daden, 15 months; his father, Milburn Ray Matthews Sr.; and a granddaughter, Alexia (Shae), 6 months. Memorials may be made to the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation, 20312 Watkins Meadow Drive, Germantown, MD 20876 or at www.childhoodbraintumor.org. Services entrusted to Reeves Funeral Home of Hope Mills. Source: The Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, NC, May 4, 2007, extracted September 24, 2007. Mr. David Alan Maultsby Retired U.S. Army Major, age 42, of Marietta, GA, died Sunday, September 12, 2004. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, September 17 at Midway Presbyterian Church with Reverend T.J. Diamond and Reverend Mark Henry officiating. Burial will be in Kennesaw Memorial Park Cemetery. Born in Cleveland, OH, Mr. Maultsby served in The U.S. Army Reserve for 22 years, retiring as a Major in 2002. He was a decorated war hero which he served during Operation Desert Storm, most recently, a one year deployment in support of Operations Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom and Homeland Security. He earned a B.A. in Spanish, a Masters in Management and a certificate of Public Administration from Indiana University and he was a Harvard Business graduate. He was an Executive in IBM Global Services for the past 16 years. He has been with the company for 16 years. He was a Kentucky Colonel and served as a board member or volunteer on numerous charities that focus on helping less-advantaged children obtain college educations. Survivors include his wife, Andrea Maultsby of Marietta, GA; daughter, "Baby Girl" Lauren Elizabeth Maultsby of Marietta, as well as other extended family members. Family will receive friends Thursday, September 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Carmichael Funeral Home in Marietta. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be trade to Primamcrica shareholders services Benefit of Lauren Elizabeth Maultsby, Attention: Doug Rowland; Primamerica Financial Services at 2400 Herodian Way, Smyrna, GA 30080. Source: The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, IN, Sept. 18, 2004, extracted August 13, 2007. The decorated police officer and Orcutt resident shot to death Saturday while on patrol for the East Palo Alto Police Department will be honored Thursday during a noon memorial service at the H.P. Pavilion in San Jose. Maultsby, David Alan May, Richard Throngs of police officers, public officials, friends and family are expected at the event honoring Officer Richard May, the 38-year-old married father of three daughters who commuted to his job in the Bay Area city. Details of a Central Coast memorial service reportedly will be finalized today. May's friends and family were reeling Monday from his death. The officer's father, Richard May Sr., said his son had aspirations to be a police chief and wished to cut his teeth in gritty East Palo Alto when he took the job there 18 months ago. May stayed with his mother and stepfather while on-duty, then led a happy domestic life in Orcutt when off, his father said. After graduating in 1985 from San Luis Obispo High School, May spent a transformative seven years in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. He served overseas in 1991 during Operation Desert Storm. "In high school, he was a nice kid like everybody else," Richard May Sr. said of his son. "When he came out of the Marine Corps he was a proud, upstanding person." May also thrived as an officer in the Lompoc Police Department. During his 15year career in Lompoc, he distinguished himself for his work with juveniles, working as a D.A.R.E. officer and founding a police activities league, said Lompoc Police Sgt. Mike Collins. Officers at that department wore black bands across their badges Monday to recognize May. "He was hardworking and liked to help the community," Collins said. May in 1994 received the prestigious H. Thomas Guerry Award from the Santa Barbara Citizens Council on Crime for his role in saving the life of a victim suffering from cardiac arrest. In 1997 he was honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the Santa Barbara County Probation Department for his work with juveniles. But the officer was at his best when spending time with his three daughters, ages 9, 13 and 17, Richard May Sr. said. "That's how I remember him," the man said. "Smiling with his kids." That sentiment was echoed by neighbor and friend Marcy Simms, who remembers May playing soccer or throwing catch with his daughters. He also helped coach his youngest daughter's soccer and softball teams. "He was just a great family guy who loved his kids so much," Simms said. "He loved being a police officer and he died doing what he loved. He's a hero in anyone's book." May was shot about 5 p.m. Saturday after responding to a disturbance at the Villa Taqueria off University Avenue in Palo Alto, police said. The officer approached 23-year-old known gang member Alberto Alvarez, who was walking away from the business. Alvarez turned around and opened fire on May, then tried to scale a fence and escape, police said. When he could not climb the fence, Alvarez returned to May and fatally shot him, according to police. Alvarez was arrested Sunday on suspicion of killing May. He is being held without bail in San Mateo County Jail in Redwood City. May leaves behind his wife Diana May and daughters Lauren, 9; Deanna, 13; and stepdaughter Brittany, 17. Other survivors include his father, Richard May Sr. and stepmother Lynn May of San Luis Obispo; mother Clarice Merrill and stepfather Frank Merrill of Atherton; sister Tami McMillan and four halfsiblings. Friends of the family are hosting a benefit barbecue from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of Long's drug store, at 4852 South Bradley Road in Orcutt. Separate memorial services in Santa Maria are set for this week and may be finalized today, Collins said. Source: The Lompoc Record, Lompoc, CA, Jan. 10, 2006, extracted September 22, 2007. McCarthy, Mary Ann In Worcester, Feb. 21, at age 52. Born in Worcester, daughter of Jennie (Lelli) McCarthy of Worcester and the late Michael F. McCarthy. In addition to her mother, she leaves a brother Dr. Robert M. McCarthy of Shrewsbury, a niece, three nephews, aunts and uncles. A Registered Nurse with an M.S. in nursing management. Post-operative care nurse with first open heart surgical team at the UMass Medical Center in Worcester. In the 1990's, she was a nurse manager in a neuroscience unit at Beth Israel Hospital. She was also a Major in the Air Force Reserve and was mobilized to active duty in the Middle East during Operation Desert Storm. Calling hours Sunday, Feb. 25, 4-8 PM at Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester. Funeral Mass Monday, Feb. 26 at 11 AM in Blessed Sacrament Church, 555 Pleasant St., Worcester. Burial in St. John's Cemetery, Worcester. Donations to Lupus Foundation, Box 631047, Baltimore, MD 21263. Source: The Boston Globe, Boston, MA, Feb. 24, 2007, extracted Sep. 25, 2007 Maj. Megan Malia McClung - On Dec. 6, Marine Maj. Megan Malia McClung, 34, whose parents, Michael and Re, live in Coupeville, was killed in Ramadi by a roadside bomb. A 1995 graduate of the Naval Academy, McClung was the first woman from that institution and the highest-ranking female member of the armed forces to die in Iraq. McClung was a highly respected public affairs officer who volunteered to serve in Ramadi, one of the most lethal areas in the war, where the insurgency is at its worst. She wanted that story told, Marines who knew her said. She was also a highly regarded athlete. From Iraq, McClung's boss, Lt. Col. Bryan Salas, called her "a dear friend a warrior - a Marine. In every sense of the word. I miss her tremendously." As an athlete, McClung "could outrun all but four people in the entire camp. She could outshoot everyone not wearing the expert rifle or pistol badge. She could do dead hang Marine Corps pull-ups," he said. In what little spare time she had at the end of the day, McClung finished a master's degree in Iraq and initiated, planned and organized the 1st Marine Corps Marathon race early in 2006. Her professional effect was stronger. McClung, who advocated media McCarthy, Mary Ann McClung, Megan Malia coverage of the military, developed "an aggressive media embed program" and improved the casualty news release policy, Salas said. On her last day of life, Dec. 6, Salas said, "she had escorted Fox News to the Governance Center, had lunch with a good friend, met with an Anbar sheik and was dropping a Newsweek reporter off at a combat outpost. The Fox News crew was Oliver North's, the former Marine turned television personality. Without identifying her, North wrote about her death in a syndicated column last month: "A proffered hot cup of coffee was gratefully accepted as the major helped us load our backpacks, camera gear and satellite broadcast equipment aboard a dust-encrusted Humvee. Just hours later, this widely respected and much admired Marine officer and two brave U.S. Army soldiers were dead," North wrote. Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle, WA, Jan. 1, 2007, extracted Sep. 24, 2007 McCracken, Ralph W. Ralph W. "Mac" McCracken, age 57, formerly of Creighton, Pennsylvania, currently of Austin, died Thursday, May 3, 2007. "Mac" graduated from East Deer Frazier High School in l967. He retired from the U.S. Air Force having served during Desert Storm. After his move to Texas he was employed by the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation as an IT Technician. He never knew a stranger, only friends he had not met; all were greeted with a smile. He was a big-hearted man who gave freely of his time and computer skills to anyone needing help. He was a loving and patient husband, father, and grandfather with a wonderful sense of humor and positive attitude, which he shared with friends and coworkers. "Mac" was preceded in death by his father, James and son, Michael. Survivors are his wife, Deborah; son, Patrick; son, John Ryan, (Jr) and wife Carly; daughter, Shauna and husband Gabriel Felipe and granddaughters Riley McCracken and Isabella Felipe, who were known as "Pap-Paps Girls" and the loves of his life who he spoiled every chance he had. The family will receive friends on Monday, May 7 at Harrell Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m. followed by funeral services at 7:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Brooklyn Cemetery, Allegheny Township, Pennsylvania. Source: Austin American-Statesman, Austin, TX, May 6, 2007, extracted September 24, 2007. Funeral services for Master Sergeant Tommy Joe McDaniel, 53, of Avondale, Ariz. will be 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, at Resthaven Funeral Home Abbey Chapel in Lubbock, with Dr. Ken Horn officiating. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. Military graveside services will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock. Mr. McDaniel passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, at his residence. He was born on June 26, 1954, at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Okla., to Thurman Joe McDaniel and Lacy Laverne Jackson McDaniel. McDaniel, Tommy Joe He served in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years, serving in Vietnam and Desert Storm. He achieved many awards during his career. He was raised in a military family and moved around constantly. He loved meeting new people, loved sports, family trips, fishing, hunting, computers, and furthering his education. He supported numerous squadron functions, was a member of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, and was Sergeant at Arms in the Air Force Sergeant Association. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Helen Hotaling; a daughter; step-sons, Robert (Bob)Hotaling and wife Terri and Richard (Rick) Hotaling; granddaughter, Bobie Huston; great-grandbaby, Zoey Huston; three grandchildren, Genevieve, Corbin and Electra; brother-in-law, Nikolas Kaiser and partner Paul Deierlein; sister, Connie McGonigal and husband Kelly; niece, Bobbie Varnadore and daughter Shelby; aunt and uncle, Edwin and Frances Johnson and their sons, Tim and Rob; uncle, Thomas Manship; aunt, Louema Wann; and cousin, Harold Akridge and wife Charlotte. Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Lubbock, TX, September 9, 2007, extracted October 6, 2007. Michael J. McDonell, 44, Morgan Park, died unexpectedly March 6, 2007 at his home. He was born in Duluth on Feb. 10, 1963 to John and Florence Puhl McDonell. He was a 1981 graduate of Morgan Park High School. Michael was an Army veteran of Desert Storm. He married Heidi Baurle in Germany on Sept. 15, 1986. He had worked as a truck driver for Jeff Foster and Timberline trucking companies, both in Superior. Michael liked spending time with his family and was a very giving person and enjoyed helping others. Michael was preceded in death by his grandparents, father, and brother, Thomas. He is survived by his wife, Heidi; children, Carolin, Jessica and Allen, all at home; his mother, Florence, Duluth; brothers, David (Deb), Ironwood, Mich., Scott (Lisa), Duluth, Mark (Leslie), Duluth, Bruce (Diane); and sister, Mary (John), in Florida. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday with wake service at 5:30 p.m., all in WilliamsLobermeier Funeral Home and continues from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial Monday in Holy Family Catholic Church, 2430 W. 3rd ST., Duluth. Burial at Calvary Cemetery, Superior. Memorials preferred. Source: Duluth News-Tribune, Duluth, MN, Mar. 8, 2007, extracted Sep. 27, 2007 MCGAVERN, Thomas W. "Tom," 37, of Zephyrhills, Fla., passed away Saturday, July 29, 2006, in Zephyrhills. Tom was born August 29, 1968, in Winter Haven, Fla. to William and Lynda (Griffin) McGavern. He came to Zephyrhills in 1979 from Lakeland, Fla. Tom was an administrative assistant in the financial industry and a Protestant. He enjoyed scuba diving, sky diving and body building. Tom was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving as an Airborne Ranger in Operation Desert Storm, receiving two Bronze Stars. He was also involved in the liberation of Panama while serving in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his parents, Bill and Lyn McGaven of Zephyrhills; a brother, Tim McGavern and his wife, Ellen of Tampa; two sisters, Ashley McGavern of New Orleans, La. and Kim McGavern and her husband, Aaron Roth of EI Paso, Texas; his maternal grandparents, Tommy and Charlotte Griffin of Zephyrhills; two uncles and aunts, Cecil and Edith McGavern of Zephyrhills McDonell, Michael J. McGavern, Thomas W. and John and jean Johnson of St. Petersburg; an aunt, Nancy Laviano of Zephyrhills; an uncle, Joe "PunkleHo" Laviano; and cousins, Melanie, George III, Johnny, Brad, and Michelle. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, August 4, 2006, at Zephyrhills Alliance Church, 6251 Fort King Road, Zephyrhills. The Rev. Paul Bartnick will be officiating. The family members will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Whitfield Funeral Home. Source: The Tampa Tribune, Tampa, FL, Aug. 2, 2006, extracted August 22, 2007. Ronald Eugene McGrady Jr., 33, 1305 Ellis St. in Kewaunee, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005, following an accident at his home. Ronald was born April 17, 1972, in Taipei, Taiwan, to Ronald and Sue (Kralovetz) McGrady. He was raised in Michigan having graduated from the Gwinn High School with the Class of 1990. He was enlisted in the United States Navy for six years as an electronics technician and was a veteran of the First Gulf War. Ronald was employed by the Kewaunee Nuclear Power Plant for the past two years. Ron enjoyed camping, fishing, football and NASCAR, but above all he loved spending time with his family and friends. McGrady, Ronald E. Jr. He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Dawn (Villeneuve) McGrady, Kewaunee; his two children, Alexander and Trevor both at home in Kewaunee. Ron was preceded in death by an infant son, Anthony McGrady, his paternal grandparents and two uncles. Funeral services and burial will be in Ishpeming, Mich., handled by the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home. A local Celebration of His Life will be held at a later date with the Buchanan Funeral Home of Kewaunee assisting. Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette, Green Bay, WI, Nov. 16, 2005 Karen E. McGrath, Legalman Chief, Retired U. S. Navy and Desert Storm Veteran, age 52, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2007. Karen achieved a degree in horticulture through University of Florida, her passion for nature and animals were immeasurable. Karen is survived by her husband of 23 years Tom McGrath. She leaves behind her beloved pets Abby and Piso. Survivors also include her family members, Bernard and Nelda St. G., Phyllis W., Elbert R., Darlene and Gus G., Janice and Richard R., Leola and Melvin B., Ruth Ann and Charles B., Stephen and Kathy R., and Donna P. She also leaves behind many friends that she met throughout her 52 years of life. TRAHAN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements. Source: Pensacola News Journal, Pensacola, FL, September 12, 2007, extracted October 3, 2007. McGuire, Ronald M., beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather Dear Friend Age 64. Passed away peacefully on June 5, 2006 after a two year battle with emphysema (C.O.P.D.) and a one year fight with cancer. Preceded in death by mother, Mary; McGrath, Karen E. McGuire, Ronald M. and sister MaryAnn DeGulio. Survived by loving wife of 37 years, Joan; daughters, Lisa Johnson (Jim Hartman), Colleen (Bill Hubbell), Dawn (Todd) Bollmann, Michele (Tom Tschida); son, Ronald T. (Carri); and grandchildren, Natalie, Shelby, Zachary, Mario, Tony, and Hanna. Also survived by father, Donald H.; brothers, Daniel (Cynthia), Patrick (Gaby); brother-in-law, James (Donna) Duell; many nieces, nephews, other family and dear friends; and a very special and loyal pet, Angel. Ron was a Local #10 Union Sheet Metal Worker for 39 years. He was a dedicated member and served on various committees. He was a very proud and devoted U.S. Marine, serving his country in Desert Storm. Ron ended his military career as a Master Gunnery Sergeant with 30 years of service. Ron's hobbies were bowling, fishing, golfing, and weekend trips to the cabin. He will be thought of daily by the ones he loved so much. Ron's love for his family was so great. Ron's legacy will live on through all the unforgettable memories we all have of him. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, June 9th , 10 A.M. at CHURCH OF ST. PETER, 2590 N. Margaret St., North St. Paul. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Thursday, June 8th, 4 8 P.M. at SANDBERG FUNERAL HOME, 2593 E. 7th Ave., North St. Paul, and also one hour prior to the mass at church. Sandberg Family F.H. (651) 777-2600 Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press, St. Paul, MN, June 7, 2006, extracted September 22, 2007. COPPERAS COVE - A memorial service for Brent McJennett, 40, will be at 2 p.m. today at Trinity Living Center in Copperas Cove. McJennett died Nov. 17, 2003, when his vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device in Tikrit, Iraq. A funeral service was held in Michigan in November. McJennett was born Dec. 12, 1962, in Mount Clemens, Mich. He graduated in 1981 from East Detroit High School. McJennett then enlisted in the Army, where he worked with numerous communications devices and Mobile Subscriber equipment. McJennett was working for Proactive Communications Inc. of Killeen when he was killed. He was a network support specialist with Proactive. He had volunteered to install, commission and support satellite ground stations to provide Internet and telephone service for the soldiers of Task Force Ironhorse. During his 16 years in the Army, McJennett served in Korea, Germany and in Kuwait during the 1991 Persian Gulf War. His last assignment was at Fort Hood in 1998. McJennett left the Army to enroll in college. After completing college, McJennett worked as a fiber optic test analyst and McJennett, Brent senior electronics mechanic with Dynamic Technical Services and Dell before joining Proactive. McJennett's military awards include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (fourth award), Good Conduct Medal (third award), Southwest Asia Service Medal with three bronze service stars and the Kuwait Liberation Medal. Survivors include his wife, Dawn McJennett of Copperas Cove; a son, Aaron McJennett of Copperas Cove; a daughter, Samantha McJennett of Copperas Cove; his parents, Donna and Antonio McJennett Sr. of Chesterfield Township, Mich.; a brother, Antonio McJennett Jr.; and a sister, Renee Kemplay. Source: Killeen Dailly Herald, Killeen TX, Dec. 19, 2003 McKay, Walter Scott JUSTIN - Walter Scott McKay, 29, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 20, 1998, in an auto-truck accident at Interstate 35W and S.H. 114. Memorial Service: Visitation and memorial service will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Goen-Hudgens Funeral Home. Final services and interment will be in Michigan on Saturday. Walter Scott McKay was born May 27, 1969, in Farmington, Mich., to Stanley and Claudette Coy McKay. He was an Eagle Scout. After high school, he enlisted in the Marines and was part of Desert Storm. He then joined Wackenhut Security and was the area supervisor in Fort Worth. On July 4, 1998, he married Debra Sue Cochran at Lake Hamilton, Ark. Survivors: Wife, Debra of Justin; parents, Stanley and Claudette McKay Livonia of Michigan; grandmother, Virginia Coy of Livonia; brother, Matthew McKay; sister, Sherry McKay of Ypsilanti, Mich. Goen-Hudgens Funeral Home Justin, (940) 648-3487 Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, TX, Oct. 22, 1998, extracted June 26, 2007 Kenneth L. McKenzie, 38, of Hendersonville died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006. Born in Berea, Ohio, he was the son of Dolores Shaffer McKenzie of Hendersonville and the late Clifford R. McKenzie. He was a veteran of the Army Reserves for seven years with the 391st Infantry in Asheville during the Persian Gulf War. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Western Carolina University in accounting and was a member and treasurer of the Professional Business Fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi. After moving to Atlanta and later to Charlotte, he was employed in computer systems and accounting. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Dianna Noulis McKenzie of Raleigh; close friend and supporter, Theresa Hensley of Hendersonville; an uncle, Loran Shaffer and wife, Velma, of Manning, S.C.; and two aunts, Carla McManus and husband, Dave, of Parma, Ohio, and Charlotte McKenzie of Lakeland, Fla. McKay, Walter Scott McKenzie, Kenneth L. No local service is planned. Memorials can be made to Four Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731 or to the Humane Society, PO Box 706, Hendersonville, NC 28793. Shuler Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Source: The Times-News, Hendersonville NC, Aug. 20, 2006. Walter Christopher "Chris": McLain, 32, husband of Sherry Wakester McLain, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002. He was a son of Wilson Jennings McLain, and was stepfather of Tony Wilson and the late Wanda Joy Williams Wilson. He was employed as a forklift technician with Carolina Tractor, was a U.S.Army veteran of the Gulf War and was a member of Mount Tabor Baptist Church. Surviving, in addition to his wife of the home, and his father, are a son, Austin McLain; a daughter, Nicole McLain, both of the home; and a sister, Joy Masters. Graveside service: 2 p.m. today, at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Dillard Memorial Funeral Home. Source: The Greenville News, Greenville SC, Nov. 30, 2002. Walter Christopher "Chris": McLain, 32, husband of Sherry Wakester McLain, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002. He was a son of Wilson Jennings McLain, and was stepfather of Tony Wilson and the late Wanda Joy Williams Wilson. He was employed as a forklift technician with Carolina Tractor, was a U.S.Army veteran of the Gulf War and was a member of Mount Tabor Baptist Church. Surviving, in addition to his wife of the home, and his father, are a son, Austin McLain; a daughter, Nicole McLain, both of the home; and a sister, Joy Masters. Graveside service: 2 p.m. today, at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Dillard Memorial Funeral Home. Source: The Greenville News, Greenville SC, Nov. 30, 2002. - M. Sgt. Mac McMahon (USAF, ret.), 50, died Thursday at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Cobb Funeral Home with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. He was a Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm veteran, and a member of Harvest Time Tabernacle. Mr. McMahon, the husband of Ann McMahon, also leaves a daughter, Donna McMahon of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; two sons, Bryan McMahon and Johnny McMahon, both of Ogden, Utah; his mother, Helen Ryan of Rockland, Maine; three sisters, Carolyn McMahon of Rhode Island, and Rose McMahon and Rita McMahon, both of Massachusetts; three brothers, Billy McMahon of Philadelphia, Pa., Bobby McMahon of Massachusetts and Joseph McMahon of California, and three grandchildren. Source: The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN, Feb. 6, 1993, extracted May 29, 2007. McLain, Walter C. “Chris” McLain, Walter C. “Chris” McMahon, Mac McManus, Larry Pvt. Larry McManus, Marine 20, of Route 1, Box 29-B, died July 28, 1991. Funeral is 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cauthen Funeral Home's Lancaster Chapel, with the Rev. Richard Clark officiating. Burial with military honors is in the Pleasant Dale Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation is 7 to 9 tonight at Cauthen Funeral Home's Lancaster Chapel. Marine Pvt. McManus was born in Lancaster, son of Mike D. McManus and Mrs. Kathy Porter Jackson. He was a member of Pleasant Dale Baptist Church. He was stationed at Camp Lejune, N.C., and was an Operation Desert Storm veteran. Survivors are his parents, Mike McManus of Rock Hill, Bobby and Kathy Porter Jackson; brothers, Brian Jackson, Matthew Jackson; grandparents, Bobby McManus of Rock Hill, Ms. Bonnie McManus and Rayford and Voncile Hilton of Lancaster; great-grandparents, Mrs. Ethel Hilton and Leroy and Bertha Carnes, all of Lancaster. Memorials may be made to Pleasant Dale Baptist Church, Route 6, Lancaster, S.C. 29720. Source: The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, July 29, 1991, extracted May 24, 2007. WASHOE VALLEY - Paul Boyd McMillian, 30, died Sept. 24, 1999, of injuries suffered in a bull-riding accident. A native of Springville, N.Y., he was born Sept. 21, 1969, and had lived in northern Nevada for the past five years, coming from New York. He was raised in Falconer, N.Y. McMillian worked in construction. He rode in amateur rodeos at the Carson Ranch in Silver Springs and was an Army veteran, serving in Desert Storm. Surviving are mother, Grace Anderson of Tennessee father, Cliff of Falconer brother, Travis "T.J." James, sisters, Sherry Lynn and Shannon, stepbrothers, Fred and Mark Bartlett and stepsister, Julie A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Texas Longhorn Bar. Source: Reno Gazette-Journal, Reno, NV, Oct. 1, 1999, extracted July 14, 2007. McMinn, Cecil Patrick McCOOL - Cecil Patrick McMinn, 31, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of McCool, Postal Service employee, died Friday of respiratory failure at his home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Adams-Nowell Funeral Home of Ackerman with burial in Bethsalem Cemetery in Ackerman. He was an Operation Desert Storm veteran. Mr. McMinn, the husband of Diane McMinn, also leaves a daughter, Kristen McMinn, and a son, Jason McMinn, both of Jacksonville; his parents, Carol and William B. McMinn of McCool; two sisters, Lynda Graham of McCool and Beth Follin of Meridian, and two brothers, Bill McMinn of Orlando, Fla., and John McMinn of Medina, Tenn. The family requests any memorials be sent to the Building Fund at Bethsalem Presbyterian Church. Source: The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN, Oct. 17, 1995, extracted June McMillian Paul Boyd McMinn, Cecil Patrick 16, 2007. McNair, Jason Eric McNair, Jason Eric Service for Jason Eric McNair, 38, will be today at 11 a.m. at the Bonners Ferry Funeral Home. Bonners Ferry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. McNair, who was born in Coeur d'Alene, died May 29. He grew up in Boundary County and graduated from Bonners Ferry High School in 1981. He had attended Boys State and Boys Nation. He has active in 4-H and boxing. He was a member of the Boy Scouts and belonged to the Order of the Arrow. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout with Palms. Mr. McNair joined the Marines after high school and graduated from the Defense Language Institute as a Korean Cryptologic Linguist. He married Cindy Byington in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1983. He served in Desert Storm, but was stationed in Korea and Hawaii for most of his military career and received numerous awards until retiring as a gunnery sergeant in 1995. He later returned to Bonners Ferry. Mr. McNair had worked mainly as a certified computer instructor and consultant. He enjoyed hunting and outdoor cooking. Survivors include his wife; three children, Alex, Tabitha and Kassandra; his parents, Rod and Sharon McNair; a brother, Dwayne; two sisters, Anita and Christine; and his grandmothers, Carlene Vetter and Irene McNair. Source: The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, WA, Jun. 4, 2002, extracted Jun. 25, 2007 BRADFORD - John R. McNally, 42, the husband of Veronica (Lord) McNally, died April 7, 2004, at a Bangor hospital after a long illness. He was born Aug. 20, 1961, in Haverhill, Mass., the son of Ralph and Dorothy (Arnold) McNally. He was an army veteran of the first Gulf War and had worked as a tractortrailer driver and instructor. Surviving in addition to his wife of Bradford are three children, Rachel McNally of Manchester, N.H., and Christopher and Dakota McNally of Bradford; his father of Bradford; and his mother, Dorothy Carter and her husband, Bill, of Hampstead, N.Y.; a brother, Brian McNally of Sanford; a sister, Tina Early of Conway, N.H.; three step-children, Drusilla, David and Aimee Bernard, all of Bradford. A graveside funeral and military committal service will be held 1 p.m. Monday at the Williams Cemetery in Bradford with the Rev. Donald Booker officiating. Arrangements are by the Thompson Funeral Home, 17 Hudson Road, Corinth. Source: Bangor Daily News, Bangor ME, Apr. 10, 2004. Specialist Thomas Peter McNally Jr., 22, of 3501 Windsor Dr. died May 23, 1991, as a result of an automobile accident. Rosary is 8 p.m. Tuesday at Harry and Bryant Funeral Home. Funeral is 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ann's Catholic Church, where he was a member. Burial will be in Belmont Abbey cemetery, Belmont. Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Mr. McNally, a Charlotte native, had served with an Army mechanized artillery unit during Operation Desert Storm. He was a 1988 graduate of Charlotte Catholic High School, where he was a member of the junior varsity and varsity football teams. At his church he was an altar boy and a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 162. He attended CPCC and worked with his family's business, Geographics Co. Survivors are his parents, Thomas and Josephine McNally; brothers, James McNally, William McNally, Edward McNally, Martin McNally, Sean McNally; sisters, Miss Eileen McNally, Mrs. Susan Workley, Miss Maureen McNally. McNally, John R. McNally, Jr., Thomas Peter Memorials may be made to St. Ann's Catholic Church building fund, 632 Hillside Ave., Charlotte, N.C. 28209. Source: The Charlotte Observer, May 27, 1991 McNeill, Walter "Mac" Arthur McNeill, Walter "Mac" Arthur A memorial service for Walter Arthur "Mac" McNeil of East Stroudsburg, Pa., will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Metropolitan Baptist Church, Newark. Mr. McNeil was a victim of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. A Port Authority police officer for 30 years, he was usually assigned outside the Holland Tunnel in Jersey City directing traffic and inspecting vehicles for hazardous material. Mr. McNeil was a member of the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association Local 116 and the Port Authority Service Club. He was a first sergeant in the Army during the Vietnam War. He also served in the Army Reserve during Operation Desert Storm. Mr. McNeil was a volunteer at the Hope House, a battered women's shelter in Jersey City. In August 1991, he was presented with the flag that flew over the plaza of the Holland Tunnel from The New Jersey District 369 Veterans Association and the Port Authority, which recognized him for distinguished military service in Operation Desert Storm. Born in New York City, he moved to East Stroudsburg several years ago. Surviving are his wife, Sonia; a son, Walter Arthur II; a daughter, Kim; a brother, Joseph; a sister, Judy, and a grandchild. Source: The Star-Ledger, Newark, NJ, Oct. 30, 2001, extracted May 31, 2007 Richard Gregory McCullough, 35, of Little Rock died June 2, 2004. He was a Persian Gulf War veteran while serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Hawes (FFG 53). He was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation, Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Navy ?E? Ribbon, Navy Achievement Medal and Good Conduct Medal Award. He is survived by his wife, Brandy Denise McCullough; three children, Kaley Denise, Little Rock, Dalyn Michael Ford, Little Rock, Devin Jade McCullough, of Cabot; father, Richard D. McCullough and mother, Teresa L. McCullough, of New Albany, Ind.; brothers, Christopher M. Childers, of Hampton, and Timothee Richard McCullough of New Albany, Ind.; sister, Terri L. Kemp, of Hampton; grandfather, H.D. McCullough and grandmother, Opal McCullough of Camden. Memorials may be made to Central Arkansas Autism Society, 501 Woodlane Suite 210 Annex, Little Rock, Ark. 72202. MCullough, Richard G. Funeral services were Monday at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery. Source: Carlisle Independent, Carlisle AR, June 11, 2004. John F. Meacham, 48, of Greeley Lane, Southington, died Monday, (March 27, 2000) at Bradley Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Jacqueline (Hilton) Meacham. Born August 2, 1951 in New Haven, son of Austin D. and Frances (Winner) Meacham of Cheshire. He was employed by the U.S. Department of Defense. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict and Desert Storm as a master sergeant. He was a member of the 103rd Air Control Squadron in Orange since Sept. 12, 1969.Mr.Meacham was a parishioner of St. Dominic Church. Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by a daughter, Kelly Conroy Frances Meacham of Southington; a brother, A. David Meacham, Jr. of Meriden; two sisters, Mary Catherine Meacham and AnnMarie Meacham Duffy, both of Cheshire; and many nieces and nephews. The Funeral will be held Thursday, 9:15 a.m. from the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. to St. Dominic Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be with Military Honors at StateVeteran'sCemetery in Middletown. Calling hours will be Wednesday, 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Southington YMCA Aquatic Program, 29 High St., Southington, CT 06489. Source: The Hartford Courant, Hartford, CT, Mar. 28, 2000, extracted May 28, 2007 TSGT PATRICK HOWARD MEAHL Of the CA Air National Guard's 146th Airlift Wing passed away on Friday, May 5, 2006, following a short illness. Patrick was also a retired Reserve Police Officer of the San Fernando Police Department. Patrick's career with the United States Air Force and CA Air National Guard spanned over 25 years and included overseas deployments in support of varied operations including Operation Desert Shield /Storm and the Global War on Terror. His decorations included the Air Force Commendation Medal and Air Force Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. Patrick's service with the San Fernando Police Department was recognized by numerous certificates of appreciation and letters of recognition from within the Department as well as the State Legislature. He is survived by his father, COL Starling Meahl Jr., USAF (Ret.); his siblings, Starling Thomas, Mark Terrence, Anna Marie, and Paul Joseph; as well as hi s nephews, William and Thomas. Services will be held Monday, May 15, 2006, at Crossroads Chapel, 1925 Royal Ave., Simi Valley 93065. Visitation at 9:00 a.m., Services at 10:00 a.m. Interment is at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside 92518 at 1:00 p.m. The Rose Family Funeral Home of Simi Valley is handling all arrangements. Source: Daily News of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, May 10, 2006, extracted August 22, 2007. Medford, Claude ETS.C. Claude Stephen Medford, U.S. Navy (Retired), 55, Dover, died Meacham, John F. Meahl, Patrick Stephen Medley, Robert Gill Melendez Jr., Rene Alberto Sunday, March 18, 2007, at Kentucky Lake. A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2007 at the Medford residence with Randy Miller officiating. The remains are to be cremated. Anglin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Born May 5, 1951 in Waynesville, North Carolina, he was preceded in death by his mother, Marie Shelton Mahfet; father, Claude Avery Medford; two brothers, Calvin Glen Medford and Rex Matthew Medford. He is survived by his wife, Joleen Medford; six children, Carolyn Renea Hipps, Stephen Richard Medford, Samuel Paul Medford, Heidi Mae Rutig, Jessica Marlene Medford, and Marissa Beth Medford; brothers, James Messer, Daniel Terry Medford, Keith Lamar Medford, and Grady Phillip Medford; sister, Sheila Marie Every; and eight grandchildren, Christopher, Brittany, Justin, Angelina, Stephen, Lily, Cayne and Destiny. He began service to his country in The United States Navy in 1977, serving in Desert Storm and Desert Shield. Steve proudly served on the USS Sierra (AD18), USS Joseph Hewes (FF-1078), USS Lasalle (AGF-13) and the USS Mount Baker (AE-34). He retired in 1997. He was the Service Manager at Sunbelt Rentals from 2001-2007. He played mandolin and sang at Faxon Baptist Church, Big Sandy. He was a devoted husband, compassionate father and best friend to many. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Steve Medford Search and Rescue Fund (SMSR) at any Farmers and Merchants Bank. Donations are for training, education and equipment for local First Responders. Source: The Leaf-Chronicle, Clarksville, TN, Mar. 23, 2007, extracted Sep. 27, 2007 Robert Gill Medley, 75, died Monday night at Durham Regional Hospital following a brief illness. Bob was born in Flagler, Colorado and was the son of the late James B. and Dixie Gill Medley. Bob retired from the Durham Veterans Hospital, where he was chief of ambulatory care. A proud veteran, Bob served in the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division. He served during the Korean War and was reactivated for Desert Storm. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. His wife, Elma Collins Medley died March 28, 2005. Bob was a gentle man who loved nature, being outdoors and loved his family. Surviving are one daughter, Paula Medley Coffey of Durham; two sons, Matthew and Mark Medley both of Durham; and five grandchildren, Carrie Coffey, Rebecca Coffey, Mary Coffey, Laura Schneider and Robert Schneider. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered on Thursday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Fr. Steve Patti, OFM, will preside. Graveside services will be held by Pastor Greg Allison at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Maplewood Cemetery, Kinston. For on-line memorials:www.hallwynne.com. Select obituaries. Arrangements are entrusted to Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Source: The Herald-Sun, Durham, NC, Mar. 21, 2007, extracted Sep. 27, 2007 Rene Alberto Melendez Jr., a student at the University of California at Los Angeles, died Saturday at Holy Cross Hospital in Los Angeles of an accidental gunshot wound. He was 27. Mr. Melendez was born in Managua, Nicaragua, and lived in Kenner for many years. He graduated from Bonnabel High School. He also attended Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif. He was a member of Phi Theta Kappa. He was a Navy veteran of Operation Desert Storm. Survivors include his father, Rene A. Melendez Sr.; his mother, Miriam Caceres Melendez; a brother, Alvaro J. Melendez of San Diego; a sister, Suhail R. Melendez of Mobile; and his grandparents, Ramiro Caceras of Nicaragua and Angela Melendez of Brazil. A Mass will be said Saturday at 11 a.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will be Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight and Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Metairie Cemetery. Source: The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA, July 1, 1999, extracted July 14, 2007. DENTON - Delfino Manuel Melendez Jr. of Denton, a longtime National Guard officer, died Thursday in Texcoco, Mex. He was 61. Funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Grace Temple Baptist Church in Denton. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton. Jack Schmitz & Son Funeral Home in Denton is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Melendez was born in Wichita Falls and was a Denton resident for 28 years. He attended Wichita Falls public schools. Mr. Melendez received an honorable discharge from the Texas Air National Guard on Oct. 18, 1990, after 34 years of service and after attaining the rank of master sergeant. During his military activities with the guard, he worked with victims of Hurricane Gilbert and was deployed to Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm. Mr. Melendez was a deacon at Bethania Iglesia Bautista in Denton . He was also active as a missionary with Primera Iglesia Bautista de Texcoco in Mexico. Survivors: Wife, Nohemi Melendez of Denton; mother, Blasa Bayona of Wichita Falls; three sons, Daniel Melendez, Stephen Melendez and Manuel Melendez, all of Denton; daughter, Marla Alvarado of Denton; two brothers; and three sisters. Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, TX, July 20, 1992, extracted May 29, 2007. Melendez-Solis, Tomas Melendez-Solis, Tomas SGM Tomas Melendez-Solis passed April 10, 2002, at the Veterans Administration Hospital. Born to the late Roman Melendez Vazquez Sr. and Marcelina Melendez-Solis. He distinguished himself during a military career of more than 30 years of exceptionally meritorious service during two tours of duty in the Republic of South Vietnam, he became an AllArmy boxing champion and interservice Silver Medalist. throughout the decade of the ninety's, SGM Melendez-Solis served in the most demanding jobs including a tour of duty in Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm, and finally Bosnia. He leaves to cherish his loving memories, a devoted wife, Mrs. Sarah Melendez; daughters, Tonya V. Hall, Vivian Melendez, Marcelina T. Melendez, Ana R. Melendez-Barrett and Alexandra Melendez; a son-in-law MASA Mitchall Barrett; brothers, Roman Melendez Jr., Alfredo Melendez and Jose Melendez; sisters, Anna E. Melendez, Julia, Delfina, Lucia, Carmen, Lydia, Providencia, and Teresa; four grandchildren; mother-in-law, Nellie Pearl Hall and a host of other relatives and friends. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, Melendez, Jr., Delfino Manuel 2002, with Chaplain Robert Lyons officiating. Kinsey & Walton Chapel, 3618 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta, Ga. (706) 790-8858. Source: The Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, GA, April 19, 2002, extracted Jun. 22, 2007 Mellville, Karen Jean (White) MELVILLE, Karen Jean (White), born April 10, 1952, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 18, 2004. She was the daughter of Ralph and Martha White. She was preceded by her father Ralph White and brother Kenneth White. She served in the U.S. Air Force and Oklahoma Army National Guard until November of 1994. She served her country in Desert Storm. She leaves behind her husband Steven, her mother Martha and her brother Richard. She also leaves behind a nephew, Patrick, a niece, Kathryn, a sister in law Janis, cousins and many friends. She touched many people in her life with the compassion to always help others in need with out looking for rewards for her. Her gentile spirit will be greatly missed. We all love you Karen, so very much. Funeral services for her will be held on Thursday, July 22, 2004 at 1:00 pm at Chapel Hill Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Source: The Daily Oklahoman, Oklahoma, City, OK, July 22, 2004, extracted August 13, 2007. Thomas Edward Melton, age 41, passed away in Madison on Friday, Dec. 8, 2006. He was born on July 4, 1965, in Blue Island, Ill., and lived in Chicago. He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1990. He was stationed at Fairchild Air Force base in Spokane, Wash., where he served during Operation Desert Shield and Storm. Upon his discharge in 1993, Tom enrolled in nursing school at Washington State University, graduating in 1998. He became a Registered Nurse and worked at the University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics in Madison, until his death. He is known for his skill, dedication, compassion and sense of humor among his friends, coworkers and patients. He is survived by his mother, Barbara Melton; his brothers, Sam Shelfo and Christopher Melton; his sister, Lisa Hibbard and niece, Moira Hibbard; his grandmother, Betty Melton; his aunts, uncles and cousins; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, John Melton; and grandfather, Philip Melton. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, starting at 2 p.m. at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, 2500 Overlook Terrace, Madison, room B2055. The memorial service will be followed by a Christian service in the VA Chapel at 3:30 p.m. Memorials may be made in Tom's name to: Dane County Humane Society, 5132 Voges Road, Madison, WI 53718; or Neurological Surgery Research Fund, c/o UW Foundation, US Bank lockbox No. 78807, Milwaukee, WI 53278. Source: Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, WI, Jan. 10, 2007, extracted Melton, Thomas Edward Sep. 24, 2007 Mendez, Bobby MENDEZ, 1st Sgt. Bobby, 38, was killed in Baghdad Thursday, April 27, 2006, while serving with the 4th Infantry Division out of Fort Hood, Texas. Bobby was born September 18, 1967, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Gladys Arce and Amado Mendez. He served in the U.S. Army for 19 years. Bobby married Jennifer October 16, 1989, in Brooklyn, N.Y. After traveling extensively with the Army, including a tour in Desert Storm and Korea, the Mendez family transferred to Fort Huachuca, Ariz., in June 1997 and have established a home in Arizona ever since. While stationed at Fort Huachuca, Bobby was an instructor at the Noncommissioned Officer Academy and was active in the community by coaching Little League baseball and soccer. Staying true to his roots, he was an avid Yankees and Giants fan. Bobby was assigned to 4th Infantry Division in Fort Hood, Texas, in January 2002 and deployed to Iraq in April 2003. After safely returning to Fort Hood in March 2004, Bobby was again deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom in November 2005, and was killed when his convoy intercepted an improvised explosive device (IED). Bobby is survived by his wife of 16 years, Jennifer; three children, Thyiena, 13, Quentin, 12, and Chyanne, 7; parents, Gladys Arce and Amado Mendez; sisters, Ivette and Joan; brothers, Richard (Miriam) and Steven (Theresa); nieces, Melissa, Victoria and Daphne; and nephews, Casey and James. Bobby died doing what he loved. He was a soldier to his core. He served his country with pride and honor and was the personification of the Army core values. Bobby was funny, loyal and extremely intelligent. His family and friends are very proud of him and his service to his country. No one was more professional than 1st Sgt. Mendez. He was and will always be a noncommissioned officer, a leader of soldiers. He had so much life left to live. This is a monumental loss to the family and the U.S. Army, and he will be greatly missed. The viewing will take place 4-7 p.m. Sunday, May 7, 2006, at Hatfield Funeral Home, 830 S. Highway 92, Sierra Vista, Ariz. Funeral services will take place at 9 a.m. May 8, 2006, at Main Post Chapel at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. Military honors will follow at Post Cemetery at Fort Huachuca. Source: The Tampa Tribune, Tampa, FL, May 5, 2006, extracted August 22, 2007. Merchant, Mark Merchant, Mark Sergeant First Class Mark Merchant, 37, of 39 Orrin Ct., Spring Lake died Saturday, after a brief illness, in Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. SFC. Merchant had been recalled to active duty February 28, 2002 as a member of the 2-311th Infantry Regiment MP Team, after working for two years as a computer systems engineer with Sytec Business Solutions in Raleigh. Prior to that he had served for over 16 years in the U. S. Army including service with the 82nd Airborne Division, in which he was a veteran of Operation Desert Storm as a member of A Company, 82nd Signal Battalion. He also served as a member of the 82nd Military Police Company and the 16th MP Brigade. He served duty tours in Germany and Korea. Memorial services will be held at the 82nd Division Chapel at Fort Bragg at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 28th, 2002. Survivors include his wife, Karen (Lineback) Merchant of Spring Lake; a son, Matthew Merchant, and a daughter, Lauren Merchant, both of Spring Lake; and his mother, Ms. Brenda Conti of Starkville, Mississippi. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Stroke Association, 9707 E. Easter Lane, Englewood, CO 80112. Source: The News & Observer, Raleigh, NC, Mar. 26, 2002, extracted Jun. 24, 2007 Merkel, Frederick B. Merkel, Frederick B. FREDERICK B. MERKEL, 46, of Wildwood, died Friday at Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital in Cape May Court House. He was an 18-year member of the New Jersey National Guard of Cape May Court House. A veteran of Desert Storm and the Vietnam War, he was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Mr. Merkel was a member of the Cornerstone Assembly of God Church of Wildwood, American Legion Post No. 184 and VFW No. 3509, both of Wildwood. Born in North Wildwood, he was a lifelong area resident. He is survived by his wife, Joan Mary; a daughter, Rachelle Marie of North Cape May; a son, Frederick B. Jr. of North Cape May; a brother, Harry of Wildwood; and a sister, Marion Howard of Villas. Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Cornerstone Assembly of God Church, 4511 Pacific Ave., Wildwood, where friends may call one hour before services. Burial will be in Cape May County Veterans Cemetery, Cape May Court House. Donations may be made to the Cornerstone Assembly of God Church, 4511 Pacific Ave., Wildwood 08260. Arrangements are by Ingersoll-Greenwood Funeral Home of North Wildwood. Source: The Press of Atlantic City, Atlantic City, NJ, June 4, 1994, extracted June 15, 2007. Carl E. Merrifield, 63, of Chester, after a 17-year battle with cancer, went to be home with his Lord on Saturday, June 2, 2007. He was a person who loved and served God, his family, and his nation. His ultimate goal was to make at least one person smile each day. He served his country as a Master Chief in the United States Navy during Vietnam and Desert Storm, retiring after 24 years of service. He is preceded in death by his loving parents, Carl Jane Merrifield; and an uncle, Vaughn Merrifield. He is survived by his loving wife of over 18 years, Merrifield, Carl L. Peggy Merrifield of Chester; children, Carl E. Merrifield Jr. and wife, Betsy of Ballston Lake, N.Y., John Merrifield of Ballston Spa, N.Y., Caren Merrifield of Fredericksburg, Va., Marcus J. Merrifield and wife, Sara of Lynwood, Wash., and Edward Brando of Chester, Va.; 12 grandchildren; two sisters, Bessie Church and husband, Melvin, and Ethel Emmens and husband, Rodney; as well as many other loving family and friends. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 4 at Nelsen Funeral Home, Gould Chapel, 214 N. 6th Ave., Hopewell, with a short service immediately following the visitation. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5 at Trinity United Methodist Church with Rev. Cynthia Crawley officiating. Interment will private. Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, VA, June 3, 2007, extracted September 26, 2007. Lloyd Leon "Lonnie" Merritt, 39, of Franklin died at 7:35 a.m. Nov. 7, 2004, of injuries suffered in an accident on I-65 North at the 18-mile marker in Bowling Green. The Rushville, Ind., native was a truck driver for Crete Carriers, a member of BAR-EL Christian Ministries and a Desert Storm Navy veteran. In the Navy, he was a sonar technician and a Navy policeman at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Fla. He was a detention deputy for the Morgan County Sheriff's Department in Decatur, Ala., and a deputy jailer at Warren Regional Jail in Bowling Green. He was a son of Marvin Dale Merritt of Nampa, Idaho, who survives, and the late Ruby May Goble Jackson. Memorial service will be at noon Tuesday at J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Home, Broadway Avenue chapel. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the funeral home. The body was cremated. Other survivors include his wife, Christina Marie Blondiau Merritt; a brother, "Mark" Marvin Dale Merritt II of Hawaii; a sister, Cindy Murphy of Alabama; three half-sisters, Gia Malroy of Kansas and Katrina Pleke and Cassandra Merritt, both of Indiana; three stepsisters, Debbie Jackson and Treesa Jarvis, both of Indiana, and Nicole Sparks of Nampa; two stepbrothers, Steve and Jim Jackson, both of Indiana; a mother and father-in-law, Wayne and Sue Blondiau of Indiana; and adopted mom and dad, Max and Ellen Hunt of Franklin; adopted sisters, Lucretia Dean and Shirley Hunt of Alabama; an adopted brother, Sam Hunt of Bowling Green; an aunt, Hazel Smith of Kansas; several other aunts and uncles; and several nieces and nephews. Source: Daily News, Bowling Green, KY, Nov. 21, 2004, extracted August 13, 2007. Mertz, Greg R. Anchorage resident and U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Greg R. Mertz, 35, died at home Jan. 1. Memorial services were held Friday at Elmendorf Air Force Base. A funeral will be held today4 in Monticello, Ind. Tech. Sgt. Mertz was born Nov. 14, 1959, in Chicago. He graduated from Alan B. Shepard High School in 1978. He enlisted in the Air Force in August 1979 and attended basic training at Merritt, Lloyd Leon Mertz, Greg R. Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. His first duty assignment was at Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina. His first overseas assignment was at Zaragoza Air Base, Spain, where he met his wife, Isabel. In 1985, they were transferred to Yokota Air Base, Japan, where he served a four-year tour before coming to Elmendorf in November 1989. Since his arrival in Anchorage, he became an avid fisherman, amateur golfer and a skilled downhill skier. He truly enjoyed Alaska's outdoor activities. Tech. Sgt. Mertz's Air Force awards and honors include three Air Force Commendation medals, five Air Force Good Conduct medals, two Air Force Outstanding Unit awards, three Southwest Asia Service medals and a National Defense Service Medal which he received for serving his country in Operation Desert Storm. His family said: "He was a loving father and husband. He gave us many wonderful memories that we will treasure forever. The void left in our hearts will never be filled. Our love and prayers will be with him always. Throughout his travels, he developed countless lasting friendships and he leaves dear friends in many different countries." Tech. Sgt. Mertz is survived by his wife, Isabel, and son, Alex, both of Anchorage. Arrangements were handled by Evergreen Memorial Chapel. Source: Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage, AK, Jan. 8, 1995, extracted June 16, 2007 Messina, Enrico Anthony ENRICO ANTHONY MESSINA, 64, of Lodi died Monday. Before retiring in 1994, he was an inspector for the state Division of Motor Vehicles in Lodi, where he worked for 20 years. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and Desert Storm, and a member of the Army Reserves. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Virgin R.C. Church, Garfield. Arrangements: Aloia Funeral Home, Garfield. Source: The Record, Hackensack, NJ, April 16, 1997, extracted June 25, 2007. AJ Metcalf, 54, of Sandy Valley, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2006. He was born Dec. 12, 1951, in Worcester, Mass., and resided in Nevada since 1990. He was a retired U.S. Army first sergeant who served during the Gulf War. He is survived by his wife, Linda Metcalf; son, Sgt. Scott J. Metcalf of Clarksville, Tenn.; daughter, Tracy Metcalf of Korea; stepdaughter, Ivy Crouse of Winchester, Va.; stepson, Allen Elledge of Las Vegas; and 16 grandchildren. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, with services to follow, both at Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Arrangements handled by Palm Mortuary-Downtown. Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal, Las Vegas, NV, Apr. 19, 2006 WEARE -- Leon G. Methot, 52, died Oct. 8, 2006, at Catholic Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Methot was born Aug. 15, 1954, in Manchester to Robert J. and Marie Rose (Deziel) Methot. He attended Trinity High School where he met and married his high school sweetheart, Denise. Messina, Enrico Anthony Metcalf. AJ Methot, Leon G. He joined the National Guard, serving for almost 10 years before joining the regular Army in 1991. He served in Kuwait in Operation Desert Storm. He had previously worked for several alarm and electrical companies in the area. Mr. Methot was a former Weare firefighter and was a volunteer on the Weare Rescue Squad. He was on the Board of Selectman for three terms. He was a member of the zoning board, planning board and finance committee. He was a proud father and a devoted husband. Mr. Methot was a former Cub Master and assistant basketball coach at Villa Augustina School. He was predeceased by a son, Leon G. Methot Jr., in 1975. Family includes his wife of 32 years, Denise (Gamelin) Methot; three sons, Leon D. Methot of Weare, Lance Methot of Goffstown and Lucas Methot of Manchester; his parents of Manchester; four brothers, Norman Methot of Manchester, Donald Methot of Manchester, Henry Methot of La Luz, N.M., and Philip Methot of Weare; three sisters, Muriel Allaire of Palm Bay, Fla., Diane Roberge of Manchester and Anita Boisvert of Goffstown; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. SERVICES: Calling hours are Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Phaneuf Funeral Home, 250 Coolidge Ave., Manchester. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Lawrence Church, Goffstown, with interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be sent to Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon 03766. Source: New Hampshire Union-Leader, Manchester, NH, Oct. 10, 1006, extracted August 22, 2007. Timothy P. Meyer, age 36, of Chisholm, Minn., and formerly of Eau Claire died suddenly Saturday at home. Tim was born on May 7, 1967, to Donald and Marion (Haag) Meyer in Eau Claire. He attended Messiah Lutheran School and graduated in 1985 from Immanuel Lutheran High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he trained to be an aviation warfare systems operator with an S3 Aircrew. Tim was a veteran of the Gulf War. During his career in the Navy, he served as a recruiter, where he attained the rank of chief petty officer. Tim was most recently assigned to Helicopter Anti Submarine Squadron 15 aboard the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy. He was proud to serve his country and truly valued the support of his military family. On April 12, 1986, Tim married his best friend, Julie Ryan, at Messiah Lutheran. Since their marriage, they have resided in Jacksonville, Fla., San Diego, Calif., Patuxent River, Md., and Chisholm, Minn. Tim was a great role model for his family, and they were extremely proud of his achievements. He enjoyed being outdoors, jogging with his wife around Longyear Lake, being Jessica’s father, and spending special time with her, listening to music, playing the guitar, mountain biking, photography and playing Frisbee with his dogs. Tim loved his family very much. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife, Julie; daughter, Jessica; parents, Marion and Don Meyer of Eau Claire; sister, Jill (Peter) Bell of Chippewa Falls; brothers, Greg (Kelly) Meyer of Baldwin and Gary (Susan) Meyer of Eau Claire; nieces, Meyer, Timothy P. nephews and many friends. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 25, 2004, at St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery on Omaha Street, followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 2015 W. Hastings Way (834-2865) with Pastor Paul Tiefel officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Funeral Home, Golf Road (one block east of Hwy. 93). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Messiah Lutheran School. Evergreen Funeral Home is serving the family. Source: Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire WI, March 23, 2004. Michael, Chuck R. MUNCIE - Chuck R. Michael, 42, died early Friday morning, March 30, 2007 at Ball Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in Noblesville on May 23, 1964. he spent most of his early life in Lapel and graduated from Lapel High School in 1982. He served in the United States Air Force during Desert Storm. Employed with Cummins Crosspoint for 14 years as a Field Service Technician, he enjoyed woodworking, Nascar, (loyal Mark Martin Fan), and was Chief of the East Central Indiana Tribal Trikers. Survivors include his fiance, Brenda Riley, Muncie; four brothers, Kenneth Michael, (wife-Vonda), Spring City, TN, Brian Michael, (wife-Sondra), Anderson, Christopher Michael, (wife- Susan), Anderson, Jason Michael, (wife-DeAnna), Anderson; sister, Joy Sexton, (husband-Sam), Anderson; several nieces, nephews; aunts, uncles, cousins; friends of BTW; pet parent to three wonderful dogs, Amber, Whinnie and Simon. He was preceded in death by his mother, Janet (McNally) Michael; and his grandparents. Memorial services will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Mt. Pleasant Chapel, 7901 W. Isanogel Rd., Yorktown, with military rites conducted by the Delaware County Veterans Honor Guard. Friends may call at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Mt. Pleasant Chapel from 9:00 a.m. until service time. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Red Cross, Muncie Area Chapter, 325 E. Washington St.,, Muncie, 47308. Source: The Star Press, Muncie, IN, April 1, 2007, extracted September 23, 2007. Miele, Renato Renato Miele of Plymouth, director of international programs for the Charlton College of Business at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, died Monday, apparently of a heart attack, in St. Luke Hospital in New Bedford. He was 55. Miele, Renato A retired captain in the Italian Navy, Mr. Miele was born in Venice and graduated from the Naval Academy at Livorno, Italy. Mr. Miele was the commanding officer of several Italian ships and a liaison to the commander of NATO. During Operation Desert Storm, he reported to US Rear Admiral Peter H. Cressy, the former chancellor of UMass-Dartmouth. Mr. Miele retired from the Navy with the rank of captain in 1992. He joined the faculty at UMass-Dartmouth the following year. He leaves his wife, Tiziana (Todde); two daughters, Francesca and Alessandra, both of Plymouth; and two brothers, Dario and Andrea, both of Italy. A funeral Mass will be said at 9 a.m. tomorrow in St. Mary Church in Dartmouth. Burial is private. Source: The Boston Globe, Boston, MA, Jan. 25, 2001, extracted Jun. 2, 2001 Retired Chief Petty Officer Stephen Joseph Mihalek, 45, a native of Media, Pa., and a Peninsula resident for 11 years, died Tuesday, Aug. 31. Mr. Mihalek retired in 1993 after 22 years with the Navy. He was a Navy veteran of Viet Nam and Desert Storm. He was a member of Portsmouth Chapter of Southern Riders Motorcycle Club. Survived by a daughter, Amber Mihalek, and a son, Brendan Mihalek, both of Charlotte, N.C.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Mihalek of Media; a brother, Ronald Mihalek of Media; and his fiance, Catherine Smith of Newport News. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, Hampton. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home by the Rev. Donald C. Brewer. Source: Daily Press, Newport News, VA, Sept. 3, 1993, extracted May 29, 2007. ELAINE MIKA, 49, of ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, died Friday, Aug. 5, at Atlantic Highlands Nursing Home, Middletown. She was an ensign in the U.S. Navy, retiring in 1991. She was a veteran of the Gulf War, serving in the U.S. Navy. Born in Long Branch, she was a lifelong resident of Atlantic Highlands. She was predeceased by a brother, Thomas Mika, in 1964. Surviving are her parents, Nicholas J. and Mildred Foley Mika; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Paul and Linda Mika of Wall, and Daniel Mika of Rawlins, Wyo.; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Catherine Smock of Atlantic Highlands, Margaret Mika of Atlantic Highlands, Patricia and Garrard of Lake Wales, Fla., and Nancy and Neal of Tampa, Fla.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Posten's Funeral Home, 59 E. Lincoln Ave. at Central Avenue, Atlantic Highlands. Funeral services will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, P.O. Box 29119, Phoenix, AZ 85038, or online at www.wish.org. Source: Asbury Park Press, Neptune NJ, Aug. 8, 2005. COOL RIDGE - David Allen Milam, 28, of Cool Ridge died April 23, 1999, in Mihalek, Stephen Joseph Mika, Elaine Milam, David A. Raleigh General Hospital after a short illness. He was a former employee of BJW Printing, a Navy veteran of the Persian Gulf War and a lifelong resident of Cool Ridge. Surviving: wife, Michelle Hinzman Milam; son, David Allen Jr., at home; brother, Dallas Milam of Cool Ridge; sister, Donna Dean of Pax. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Shady Spring, with the Rev. Douglas Milam officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Source: The Charleston Gazette, Charleston WV, April 25, 1999. David Harvey ''Bag'' Milhorn, 49, of the 7000 block of Adele Court, died March 4, 1999. Born in Havre De Grace, Md., he was retired from the U.S. Army after 28 years of service. He was a veteran of operation Desert Storm and a sergeant in the U.S. Army Band. He is survived by a son, David B. Milhorn of San Jose, Calif.; his father, Harvey H. Milhorn of Norfolk; two sisters, Frances Robin Goldsberry and her husband, Eric, of Norfolk and Carrie V. Trumbo of Key West, Fla.; two nieces, Rachel Yarasavich and Ashley Dailey; a special friend, Terri Dutton; and his cat, Powder. He was predeceased by his mother, Virginia Milhorn. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rosewood Memorial Park. Visitation was held Monday at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Source: The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, VA, March 9, 1999, extracted July 12, 2007. GI killed on duty devout family man. A career soldier who died in Afghanistan last week was described by his family as a devout Catholic and a committed family man who saw service to his country as his duty. Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel E. Miller, 43, originally of Thornville, Ohio, near Buckeye Lake east of Columbus, died Friday near Herat, Afghanistan, when the Humvee in which he was riding overturned. Another soldier, Sgt. 1st Class Scott Carney of Ankeny, Iowa, also was killed in the noncombat-related crash. Army officials at Sergeant Miller's home post of Fort Riley, Kan., listed his hometown as Rossford. However, Rossford is the hometown of Sergeant Miller's widow, whose maiden name is Ann Przybylowski. The father of six children ranging in age from 13 years to 7 months, Sergeant Miller was deployed in Afghanistan as an advanced individual trainer on what was to be his last tour of duty before retirement, his brother-in-law, Jerry Ulm, said. "When Dan came into the family, we thought it was the greatest thing in the world," said Mr. Ulm, who is acting as a spokesman for Sergeant Miller's Milhorn, David Harvey Miller, Daniel E. family. "He was a sweet guy, very unassuming, just the sweetest guy in the world." Sergeant Miller joined the Army in 1986 and was deployed to Iraq during Operation Desert Storm. He volunteered for duty in Afghanistan and was deployed there in January, Mr. Ulm said. Sergeant Miller returned stateside and visited his wife's family in northwest Ohio in June while on leave. "That was the last time, the only time, he got to see his 7-month-old daughter," Mr. Ulm said. The Millers planned to move back to northwest Ohio after he left the service. Sergeant Miller had been pursuing potential postretirement career opportunities with college ROTC programs, his brother-in-law said. "He wanted to stay involved. He wanted to be able to teach like he was doing now," Mr. Ulm said. Military services for Sergeant Miller are being planned for later this week out of state. Local services and burial are pending at St. Rose Church in Perrysburg, Mr. Ulm said. Source: The Blade, Toledo, OH, August 28, 2007, extracted September 28, 2007. Miller, Grover Ray Miller, Grover Ray Mr. Grover Ray Miller, 34, of 144 Casey Lane, the husband of Pamela Meredith Miller, passed away July 2, 2002, in Sharonville, Ohio. Mr. Miller was born Aug. 7, 1967, in Forsyth County, the son of the late Alton Ray and Elizabeth Irene Bibey Miller. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard, having served in Desert Storm, was a welder with Southern Interiors Plus in Lexington and attended Tabernacle Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Pamela Meredith Miller of the home; a son, Casey Ryan Miller of the home; six sisters and five brothers-in-law, Brenda and Conrad Bodai of Germany, Teresa and Randy Maney of Pinnacle, Sandra and Don Mackie of Tobaccoville, Rena Sawall of Asheville, Sherrie and Keith Lawson of Lawsonville and Beth and Greg White of Pfafftown; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Stanley and Eva Meredith of Ararat; two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Penny and Tracy Bowman of Cana, Va. and Michelle Meredith of Ararat. The funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2002, at Moody Funeral Home Chapel of Mount Airy conducted by Mr. Bob Ward and the Rev. Phillip Kelly. Burial will follow in the Meredith/Miller Family Cemetery, with full military rites conducted by VFW Memorial Honor Guard Post No. 2019 of Mount Airy and Post No. 9436 of Pilot Mountain. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. Source: Winston-Salem Journal, Winston-Salem, NC, Jul. 6, 2002, extracted Jun. 22, 2007 James R. Miller Jr., 20, died Feb. 28 in Operation Desert Storm. The Decatur native had served in Saudi Arabia since December. Surviving are his wife, Susan of Decatur; two sons; his parents, Florence and James R. Miller Sr. of Decatur; three brothers; and grandmothers, Mary Jan Miller of Decatur and Vesta Kolakowski of Eureka, Calif. Services are 9:20 a.m. Wednesday in Zwick-Sefton & Jahn Funeral Home and Miller, James M. Jr. 10 a.m. in St. Mary Catholic Church, with burial in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Calling is 7 to 9 p.m. today, and noon to 9 p.m. tomorrow in the funeral home, with a wake at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow. Preferred memorials are gifts to the Miller children's educational fund. Source: The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, IN, March 11, 1991, extracted May 20, 2007. James R. Miller Jr., 20, died Feb. 28 in Operation Desert Storm. The Decatur native had served in Saudi Arabia since December. Surviving are his wife, Susan of Decatur; two sons; his parents, Florence and James R. Miller Sr. of Decatur; three brothers; and grandmothers, Mary Jan Miller of Decatur and Vesta Kolakowski of Eureka, Calif. Services are 9:20 a.m. Wednesday in Zwick-Sefton & Jahn Funeral Home and 10 a.m. in St. Mary Catholic Church, with burial in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Calling is 7 to 9 p.m. today, and noon to 9 p.m. tomorrow in the funeral home, with a wake at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow. Preferred memorials are gifts to the Miller children's educational fund. Source: The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, IN, March 11, 1991, extracted May 20, 2007. Miller, Nancy Louise (1954-2007) Nancy Louise Miller, 52, of Cheyenne died Jan. 1 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cheyenne. She was born Oct. 19, 1954, in Sidney, Neb., and had lived here for the past 11 years. Mrs. Miller served in the United States Air Force during Desert Storm. She was an assistant Girl Scout leader and volunteered at the Veterans Affairs Cardiopulmonary Clinic and also Arp Elementary. Mrs. Miller is survived by her daughter, Amber Kaye Trawick of Cheyenne; two brothers, Robert Miller and Tim Miller, both of Sidney; a sister, Willa Mae Kippes of Wellington, Colo.; two nieces and a nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas C. and Betty Jean Miller. Services will be 3 p.m. today at the V.A. Chapel with the Rev. Carol Carr officiating. Friends may send donations for Amber Trawick c/o Carol James, 904 Briar Court, Cheyenne, WY 82007. Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Cheyenne, WY, Jan. 5, 2007, extracted Sep. 24, 2007 Miller, Pearl J. Pearl Jean Miller, 35, of Woodbine died Thursday at Southeast Georgia Health System, Camden Campus. A native of Ponton Lakes, N.J., she had been a resident of Camden County for the past six years. She was a project manager assistant with Compass Group Inc. in Fernandina Beach, Fla. She was a six-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Gulf War. She was a member of Harriets Bluff Baptist Church. A funeral sevice will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Harriets Bluff Baptist Church with the Rev. Rick Quast officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Survivors include her husband, Jeffrey Miller of Woodbine; a son, Jeffrey Miller Jr. of Woodbine; a daughter, Samantha Jean Miller of Woodbine; her mother and stepfather, Linda and Terry Kitchell of Franklin, Pa.; a brother, John Akers of St Louis; three sisters, Linda Lee Vandermark and Martha Roy, both of Pennsylvania and Nancy Bailey of Connecticut; and several nieces and nephews. Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements. Source: The Brunswick News, Brunswick GA, March 26, 2005. Richard Irwin "Hummer" Miller age 60 of Oshkosh died Wednesday morning May 17, 2006 at Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh. He was born in Oshkosh September 26, 1945 the son of Frank and Elsie (Harder) Miller. Hummer was an Oshkosh Letter Carrier for over 30 years, served his country in the U.S. Army serving 2 tours in Korea during the Vietnam War, then 1 tour in Vietnam during that war. He served as a medic while in the Army. He then joined the National Guard 1157th Transportation Company in 1970. Hummer served with the 1157th in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm. Hummer enjoyed softball, golfing, horseshoes and shooting pool. Hummer is survived by his ex-wife Diane Miller of Oshkosh, one son Scott (Sarah) Miller of Milwaukee, two daughters Nicole (Jason) Seals of Oshkosh, Holly (Peter) Dobbins of Oshkosh, four brothers Terry (Kathie) Miller of Oshkosh, Irv Tesch of Oshkosh, Herb Tesch of Oshkosh and Clarence (Sally) Tesch of Oshkosh, one sister Edna (Dave) Schneider of Colorado Springs, CO, five grandchildren Peter John Dobbins, Kendra Dobbins, Peyton Dobbins, Brianna Ohm and Sadie Miller. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Hummer was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Catherine. Funeral services will be on Saturday May 20, 2006 at 3 p.m. at the Fiss & Bills Funeral Home in Oshkosh. Rev. Carl Knitt will officiate. Visitation will be on Saturday at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the hour of service 3 p.m. & Bills Funeral Home in Oshkosh. Rev. Carl Knitt will officiate. Visitation will be on Saturday at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the hour of service 3 p.m. Committal services will be held by Rev. Carl Knitt and Graveside Military Rites conducted by the United Veterans Honor Guard will be held at Riverside Cemetery In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established in Hummer's name. A Special Thank You to Wally and Betty at Walleyes Pub for the care and concern given to Hummer. Source: Oshkosh Northwestern, Oshkosh, WI, May 18, 2006, extracted August 25, 2007. LAYTON - Rodney D. Miller, 45, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2007. He was born February 22, 1962, in Peoria, IL, the son of Ralph Devon and Carol Rae Miller. He was raised in Illinois and was a member of the LDS Church. He was active in Boy Scouts and youth leadership. He received his Bachelors Degree from Park University. Miller, Richard Irwin Miller, Rodney Dean He was retired from the USAF and served in Operation Desert Storm. Rod married Lisa Ann Richardson August 29, 1981. He was the father of three sons and was the best dad in the whole world. He will be greatly missed. He enjoyed serving others and was always willing to help. He is survived by his wife, Lisa, sons: Rodney Devon (R.D. & Amber) Miller; Ryan David Miller, and Randy Darin Miller. Preceded in death by his father. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 21, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Holmes Creek Stake Center, 125 Chapel Street, Layton, UT. Friends and family may call Friday, April 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquists Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Road and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 am at the church. Interment, Syracuse City Cemetery. Source: Standard-Examiner, Ogden UT, April 19, 2007, extracted September 23, 2007. Terry Miller, 47, Woodland Trail Somerset, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2006, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. He was born June 19, 1958, in Dayton, Ky., son of Billie Campbell Embry, and the late Homer Miller. A U.S. Army Sergeant, he served in the Persian Gulf War. He was a 1976 graduate of Campbell County High School and truck driver for L&D Transportation in Knoxville, Tenn. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth ?Ellie? Sklorz Miller, Somerset, whom he married June 6, 1980; his mother; two sons, Kevin (and Jennifer) Miller and Steven Miller; a daughter, Christine Miller; a brother, Bryan Miller; two sisters, Fran Marcum and Tammy Groneman; and a grandchild, Hannah Reynolds. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lakeside Memorial Gardens. Friends may call after 5 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Source: Commonwealth Journal, Somerset KY, Feb. 23, 2006. UNIONTOWN, Pa. - Charles Marshall (Chuck) Mills II, 37, of 117 Meadowview Court, Uniontown, Pa., died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, at Uniontown Hospital. Born Feb. 28, 1967, in Washington County, Md., he was the son of Charles M. Mills Sr. and Dorcus V. McGaha Mills of Funkstown, Md. Miller, Terry Mills, Charles M. “Chuck” He graduated from South Hagerstown High School in 1985, and was a graduate of Hagerstown Junior College. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Gulf War. He was employed with Allegheny Energy, and previously with AR&E and C.M. Offray. He was a member of AMVETS Post 10, the American Legion, Morris Frock Post 42, was an Eagle Scout and was a member of the Order of the Arrow. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Wendy Dawn Redick Mills; one son, Morgan Samual Mills, at home; two sisters, Candis April Mills of Hagerstown and Holly Dawn Brady of Port Richie, Fla.; five brothers, Mark James (Jimmy) Mills and Jerry Samuel Mills, both of Hagerstown, Michael Lee Mills of Arundel, Maine, John F.K. Mills of Boyton Beach, Fla., and Keith M. Ashton of Bowie, Md.; a brother-in-law, Marc Redick, and his wife, Mary, of Marlowe, W.Va.; and a silent, influential supporter, Uncle James Samuel Mills of Hagerstown. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. The Rev. Loyal H. Vanderveer and the Rev. Jerry L. Lowans will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Mason-Dixon Council of Boy Scouts, 18600 Crestwood Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21742. Source: The Morning Herald/The Daily Mail, Hagerstown, MD, Nov 9, 2004. Charlotte Powell Mills, 41, of the 5900 block of Campbell St., died Feb. 24, 1992, in Little Rock, Ark. Mrs. Mills was born in Portsmouth and was a member of Grove Baptist Church. She was an employment service worker for the Department of Social Services for 12 years and had worked in Alexandria and Isle of Wight County. She had served in the Army Medical Corps in Operation Desert Storm. She was a graduate of Norfolk State University and Virginia Seminary of Lynchburg and also studied at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. Survivors include a daughter, Gustina M. Williams of Portsmouth; her mother, Myrtle D. Powell of Portsmouth; three sisters, the Rev. Naomi P. Chambers of Suffolk, Rebecca P. Robinson of Portsmouth and Lucy P. Kelly of Wiesbaden, Germany; five brothers, James Powell of Oxon Hill, Md., Lewis Powell of Euclid, Ohio, Phillip Powell of Atlanta, Caleb Powell of Jacksonville, Fla., and Ruben Powell of Baltimore; and a grandchild. The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Melvin Marriner. Burial with military honors will be in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Family and friends will assemble at noon at the residence for the procession. T.E. Cooke-Twilight Funeral Home, Suffolk, is handling arrangements. Source: The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, VA, Feb. 27, 1992, extracted May 27, 2007. MILLS, Dale Curtis -- Passed away September 22, 2006 at the young age of 48 after a long, courageous and determined battle with cancer. He was born in Marin County and spent most of his childhood in Rohnert Park where he graduated from Rancho Cotati High School. After graduation, Dale went into the United States military to begin his career in the Army. In 1999, after two tours of duty in Desert Storm and a 22 year career in the military, Dale moved to Lake County to begin his career as a Corrections Officer. Even though he was forced to take a leave of absence Mills, Charlotte Powell Mills, Dale Curtis from the department due to health issues, his heart still remained there. Dale had a great sense of humor and was always pulling pranks. He loved laughter, walks with his dog, going to the movies, Disneyland, traveling, life, and thrived on family. He never complained or dwelled in self-pity, even after losing his arm to cancer. His spirit, courage, strength and optimism amazed many people and his smiling face will be missed by so many. Dale was an amazing person who left an impact on many people's lives and will be remembered for years to come. Dale is survived by his wife and soul mate Janice Mills; his children Melissa Carpenter and Daniel Mills; step-children Nicole Sestito and Brian McMurray; his father Charles Mills; brothers Harry and David Mills; sister Nancy Lafountain; grand daughter Kaylie Sestito; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Dale is preceded in death by his mother Bernice Mills. A Funeral Service will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 28 at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 1625 High St., Lakeport, with a visitation on Wednesday, September 27 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. The family prefers donations to The American Cancer Society at NCICFUL, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368-2454. Source: The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, CA, Sept. 27, 2006, extracted August 22, 2007. Graveside services for Michael W. Mills, 23, of Panora, Iowa, who was killed Feb. 25 in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm, will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Hillside Cemetery, Central Square. Mr. Mills was born in Panora. He joined the Army after graduating in 1985 from Panora-Linden High School. He was a specialist E-4 with the Army's 14th Quartermaster Group out of Virginia. Surviving are his wife, the former Pamela LaCross of Central Square, and a son, Matthew, and a daughter, Karrissa Mills, both of Central Square. Watson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. Source: The Post-Standard, Syracuse, NY, Nov. 13, 1991, extracted May 23, 2007. McKinley "Mike" Mims II of Toledo, 1968-2000, a photo technician at The Blade and an Army veteran of the Persian Gulf War, died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident Sunday night. He was 32. "Sometimes, when you hire someone, you just know they're going to be good. It doesn't happen very often. But Mike was one of the ones," Larry Roberts, The Blade's director of photography, said. Mr. Mims joined the newspaper in 1997 as a copy messenger after working in The Blade building as a security guard. He joined the photography staff the following year and quickly became proficient in his new craft. "He had a work ethic like none I had ever seen," Mr. Roberts said. "He was great under pressure. He was there when you needed him. He never complained, and he also had the ability to work well with everybody. It's hard to think of a way that we're going to run without him." Mills, Michael W. Mims , McKinley “Mike” II Said another colleague and close friend, Stewart Walker, "Mike had a commanding presence. He was a leader. He also was a genuine person, as genuine as anyone I'd ever met. Mike told you what was on his mind." Other colleagues recalled Mr. Mims's engaging personality, his friendly smile, and hearty laugh. Last year, Mr. Mims joined the staff of the Academy of Business and Technology Community School in its initial year as a charter school. Mr. Mims, who initially worked at the school as a hall monitor in the morning before carrying out his Blade duties, quickly became involved in a wide assortment of school activities, according to Dr. Imelda Hunt, principal. "He mentored the students and aided teachers in their classes," she said. "He loved being around the children because he liked making a difference." At night, after completing his work at The Blade, Mr. Mims, the father of five children, stopped by the school to make sure it was secure, and he spent other off hours serving as a chaperone and security guard at school dances and other social activities, Dr. Hunt said. Mr. Mims was born in Toledo and lived in Greenwood, Miss., as a youth before returning to Toledo. He attended Pickett Elementary School, Rogers High School, and graduated from Scott High School. He attended Central Texas Community College. He joined the Army in 1989, where he served in the military police and as an air defense specialist. In 1990, he joined Operation Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia. Mr. Mims left the service in 1992. He lived in Texas and California before returning to Toledo in 1996. Mr. Mims was a talented athlete, excelling in basketball, baseball, softball, and bowling. "There wasn't anything he couldn't do athletically," Mr. Walker said. Attempting to explain Mr. Mims's work ethic, his fiancee, Dawn Davis, said: "He was a very motivated person, who was never settled and never satisfied." Mr. Mims had an explanation of his own, which he revealed while applying for a job at The Blade: "The most important thing to me is my family. That's why I work so hard, so they will be all right." Surviving are his fiancee, Dawn Davis; sons, Mykal, McKinley III, Joshua, and Xavier Mims; daughter, Mykia Mims, and brothers, Gene Mims and Duke Matthews. A wake will be at 9 a.m. Friday at Union Grove Baptist Church, 3232 Nebraska Ave., with services following at 10 a.m. Source: The Blade, Toledo, OH, July 25, 2000, extracted May 29, 2007 Ronald E. Mims Sr., 51, of Manhattan, died Thursday, May 27, at the Mercy Regional Health Center. Mims Sr., Ronald E. He was born April 12, 1953, in Los Angeles, Calif., the son of Clarence Sr. and Allene Mims. He married Renae Watson on May 3, 1975, in Las Vegas, Nev. He was a Sergeant in the United States Army and had served in Desert Storm. Survivors include his wife Renae Mims of the home; two sons Ronald Mims II, of California, and Jason Mims of Derby; four grandchildren, Alexis, Jason, Jasmine and Marisse Mims; his parents; a sister, Reba Williams of California; two brothers, Clarence Mims Jr., and Lyle Mims, both of California; and two nephews. A visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Yorgensen-MeloanLondeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, 66502. Funeral services will be held in Los Angeles at a later date. Source: The Manhattan Mercury, KS, May 31, 2004, extracted August 13, 2007 Steven L. Minar of the 900 block of Gates Ave. died Thanksgiving weekend in his home. A native of Lakewood, Ohio, he was a graduate of Stow High School and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Kent State University. Mr. Minar was an Operation Desert Storm veteran, served as a medic and was rated as a P5Tech 5 Class during his six-year tour of duty in the U.S. Army. He moved to the Tidewater area in 1995 and began teaching Latin at Indian River High School, Great Bridge Middle School and Oscar Smith High School, Chesapeake. Mr. Minar is survived by his parents, Ann and Edwin Minar of Munroe Falls, Ohio; two brothers, Lawrence Minar of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Russell Minar of Ravenna, Ohio; and two nieces, Amber and Brittany Minar. A memorial service was conducted by the Rev. Fred Bates IV at the Overton Theater, Oscar Smith High School, Dec. 5. The family will hold a memorial service in Crown Hill Cemetery Chapel, Twinsburg, Ohio, Wednesday, Dec. 11, to be followed by burial in the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Steven L. Minar Scholarship Fund in care of Lee Ann Rikard, 1969 Braves Trail, Chesapeake, Va. 23325. Source: The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, VA, Dec. 10, 1996, extracted June 20, 2007. Mark A. Minott spent his last Fourth of July surrounded by a few of his loves dancing to old-school hip-hop while flanked by his two little ones and cracking jokes about his youth. ''We were showing them dances that we had done when we were kids,'' said Victoria Campbell, his sister-in-law. ''He even pulled out clothes that he had from back then.'' The Pembroke Pines family man - a jokester, computer whiz and music lover died July 5 in an early-morning car accident at the age of 38. Minott, a computer technician for the Broward Sheriff's Office, took to computers at an early age, breaking apart old and broken appliances as an 11- Minar, Steven L. Minott, Mark A. year-old just to see how they worked, family members said. ''He started taking apart the radios and rebuilding them,'' recalled his younger brother, Serge Minott. ''The funny part about it: He would get them out of a junkyard of abandoned cars, and two of them actually did work afterwards.'' A veteran of Desert Storm, Minott joined the BSO team two years ago - a natural progression for a man who served in the U.S. Army for seven years, said his supervisor, Carin Koplovitz. He had a rare mix of unmatched technical skill with an affable ability to relate to people, she said. ''Mark really liked people, so he would really explain what was wrong with [the computer]. He would really take the extra time,'' Koplovitz said. ''He would have had a great future here.'' She recalled that he camped out for three whole days at the office after Hurricane Wilma, wanting to help in any way he could, she said. The Brooklyn, N.Y., native fell hard for music - particularly hip-hop, R & B and dance-hall reggae - even serving a brief stint as a disc jockey. He was known for ''making the best mixed CDs,'' said family friend Satima Boone, and for making DVD montages of family events. But his foremost passion, friends said, was his wife, Ann Minott and his two children, Kayla, 8, and Robert, 5. ''Normally, the opening conversation was Kayla won this award, or Robby won that award,'' Serge Minott said. His children, and even his nephews and nieces, would call him ''Poppa Bear.'' And his charismatic smile would endear him to child and adult alike. ''When he cracked a joke,'' said Arlene Wadsworth, his eldest daughter's godmother, ''he would laugh for days.'' Besides his wife and two children, Minott is survived by his mother and two brothers. A wake will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. today and 6 to 8 tonight at Boyd's Funeral Home, 1600 N. University Dr., Pembroke Pines. The funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Cooper City Church of God, 9191 Stirling Rd. Source: The Miami Herald, Miami, FL, July 14, 2006, extracted September 22, 2007. Mitchell, Jr., Lindell Cpl. Lindell Mitchell Jr., 21, of Vista, Calif., formerly of Charlotte, died Dec. 25, 1991, at home. Funeral is 12:30 p.m. Monday at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, where he attended. Burial will be in York Memorial Park. Visitation is 7 to 8 tonight at Alexander Funeral Home. Mr. Mitchell, a Charlotte native, was a corporal in the Marines and was a veteran of Operation Desert Storm. A graduate of Garinger High School, he was a member of the Boy Scouts at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife, Jennifer, of Vista; parents, Lindell and Lois Mitchell; sister, Ms. Lynette Mitchell; grandmother, Mrs. Sara Mitchell; one niece. The body will lie in state at the church from 11 a.m. Monday until the service. The family will be at Mrs. Sara Mitchell's home, 312 S. Torrence St. Source: The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, Dec. 29, 1991, extracted May 24, 2007. Savannah - Gary Grant Mobley, Jr., 38, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2007. Mr. Mobley was born in Savannah, the son of Gary Grant Mobley, Sr. and Maria Jernigan Grant Maddren and the grandson of the late Leonard "Big Shot" Canterbury, Sr. and his paternal grandparents Sidney and Sarah Gordon and Orlan Mobley. He was a graduate of Groves High School, employed with Miller Distributors and a veteran of the US Army serving during Desert Storm. He is survived by his wife, Pandora Taber Mobley; children, Natalia, Gavin and Jakoeb Mobley; mother, Maria (Donald) Maddren; father, Gary (Tommie Lee) Grant Mobley, Sr.; sisters, Rachel Garcia, Lesley Wilkes, Marlene Myers, Holleigh Maddren; brother, Jason Mobley; grandmother, Dorothy Driggers; mother-in-law, Kathleen Beale; father-in-law, Joseph (Judy) Taber and a host of nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held in Columbia, South Carolina with burial at Beaufort National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Gary Grant Mobley, Jr. Fund c/o Rosehill Presbyterian Church, 229 S. Saluda Ave., Columbia, SC 29205. Hubert C. Baker Funeral Home Source: Savannah Morning News, Savannah, GA, April 22, 2007, extracted September 23, 2007. Mock, David Collier David Collier Mock, 56, LCOL U.S. Army (ret.), suddenly departed this life on Sunday, March 4, 2007, at his home. David was born on Feb. 8, 1951, in Macon, Ga., the son of career U.S. Army soldier MSGT Jesse David Mock Jr. and Iris Duke Mock. He spent his childhood moving between his father's duty stations in the United States and Germany. He graduated from high school in Florence, S.C., and received his Bachelor's Degree from the Citadel in Charleston, S.C., in 1973. He was immediately commissioned in the U.S. Army, spending most of his career in the armored cavalry with assignments in the United States and Germany. He was a veteran of Desert Shield/Desert Storm and retired in 1995 after 22 years of service. Following his retirement from active duty, David continued to serve his Country and the Army as a defense contractor for several firms. At the time of his death, he was the Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of AgileCast. David was highly respected by many present and retired officers of the U.S. Army for his dedication to the advancement of the Mobley, Gary Grant Army's goals and missions for the future defense of our country. David lived by the standard of leaving things better than you found them. This was practiced in all facets of his life, especially when it came to the beautification of the land around him. In his leisure time he enjoyed being outside and gardening. He was fascinated by military history and tactics and loved to study the way other leaders thought. David was especially fond of a quote from Douglas Southall Freeman: "That leadership is a fairly simple concept. Be a man; know your stuff; take care of your men." David is survived by his daughter, Damon H. Mock of Arlington, Va., and her mother, Jinx Baggett of Norfolk, Va.; a sister, Corliss Mock and husband, Pete Bowman, of Lake City, S.C.; brother, Phillip C. Mock and wife, Betty, of Macon, Ga.; and four nephews, MAJ Clarence W. Bowman, U.S. Army, Gavin W. Bowman, Jesse Kyle Mock and Christian David Mock. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, in Centurion Chapel, Fort Monroe, Va. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the 11th Armored Cavalry Blackhorse Association, Attn: Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 5666, Monterey, CA 93944, or the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield. Source: Daily Press, Newport News, VA, Mar. 9, 2007, extracted Sep. 27, 2007 Moen, Jim Jim Moen, the transportation director for Guilford County Schools, died Monday after battling pulmonary fibrosis, a type of lung disease, for three years. Moen, who was 66, was one of a few remaining long-term senior officials with the school district. "He was working up to a month ago and suddenly wasn't doing as well," said Sharon Moen, his wife. Moen became transportation director in 1994 after 30 years in the Air Force, including service in the Vietnam war and Operation Desert Storm. Joining Guilford County Schools was a natural transition for him, Sharon Moen said. "He loved his job," she said. "He had a keen sense of humor, integrity, great faith in our Lord and Savior." Moen started an employee appreciation reception, worked to increase involvement on a state school transportation advisory council and unified sections of his department through guidelines and better communication, said Jeff Harris, the school district's assistant transportation director. "His favorite little saying was, 'safety, safety, safety,' " said Harris, now serving as the interim director. A service to celebrate Moen's life is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at West Market Street United Methodist Church in Greensboro. Sharon Moen encouraged people to donate money for research to the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis, 1659 Branham Lane, Suite F No. 227, San Jose, Calif., 95118. Source: Greensboro News & Record, Greensboro, NC, July 27, 2006, extracted August 24, 2007. David A. Moers, 57, of Evansville, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006. David served with the U.S. Marines from 1967 to 1973 and served a tour of duty in Vietnam, he also served with the National Guard with the U.S. Navy, Naval Sea Bee's, and served in Desert Shield.David retired from the Naval Sea Bee's in 2003. He was also employed with Henry Fligeltaub Company for 35 years.He was a member of the American Legion and was a reserve sheriff with Vanderburgh County. David is survived by his stepchildren, Brandi Sullenger of Evansville, and Crystal Appler of Boston, Mass.; brothers, Tim Moers and his wife, Sue, and John Moers and his wife, Mary; sisters, Becky Bohrer and her husband, Bob, and Kathleen Nelson and her husband, Jim, all of Evansville. Also surviving are nieces and nephews, Chris Sides and her husband, Jerry, Sara Grubb and her husband, Jon, Mary Nelson, Diana Moers, Karen Moers, Bill Moers and his wife, Gail, and Kevin Moers; one great-nephew, Travis Sides; and three stepgrandchildren, Hun-ter, Houston and Savannah. David is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Sally (Ottman) Moers; and a sister, Judi Moers. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Ziemer Funeral Home North Chapel, 6300 First Ave.Burial will be in Locust Hill Cemetery, where the Retired Veterans Memorial Club will conduct military rites. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Deaconess/Ohio Valley Hospice, 600 Mary St., Evansville, IN 47710; the American Cancer Society, 1510 W. Franklin St., Evansville, IN 47710; or to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 1236 Lincoln Ave., Evansville, IN 47714. Source: Evansville Courier & Press, Evansville, IN, Nov. 30, 2006, extracted September 23, 2007. Moers, David A. Monty, William R., Jr. Monty, William R., Jr. MONTY, CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER WILLIAM R. JR., 35, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Tampa and Brooksville, died Wednesday (March 6, 1996) in a helicopter crash in Kentucky. Four fellow crew members also died in the crash during a night training mission. He was born in Troy, N.Y., and graduated from Maple Hill High School, Castleton-on-Hudson, N.Y. He also was a graduate of Hillsborough Community College and the University of Hawaii. He lived in Tampa and Brooksville in the mid-1980s. He was a member of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) at Fort Campbell, Ky. He served in Saudi Arabia during Desert Shield and Desert Storm as a helicopter scout (aviator) pilot with the 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. Survivors include his wife, Katherine, a daughter, Samantha Monty, and a son, William III, all of Castleton-on-Hudson; his parents, Dorothy and William Monty, St. Petersburg; three sisters, Judith Ayers, Newbury, Ohio, Charlene Madarassy, Altamont, N.Y., and Consu ela Monty, St. Petersburg; and a brother, Capt. Charles R. Monty, Army Aviation, Willow Grove Naval Air Station, Pa. Rockefeller Funeral Home, Rensselaer, N.Y. Source: St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, FL, March 15, 1996, extracted June 21, 2007. Monty, William, Jr. CASTLETON -- Services will be Friday for Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 William R. Monty Jr., stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky., who was one of five soldiers killed when his helicopter crashed during a military exercise the night of March 7 in Kentucky. He was 35. Mr. Monty was a member of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. The 160th is a Special Forces unit dubbed the ''Night Stalkers'' because it often flies in darkness using night-vision equipment. He was born in Troy. He graduated from Maple Hill High School, Hillborough Community College in Tampa, Fla., and Embryriddle Aeronautical University in Hawaii. During operations Desert Shield and Storm, he served in Saudi Arabia as a helicopter scout pilot with the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the 1st Cavalry Division. Mr. Monty received two Meritorious Service Medals, two Air Medals and the Army Commendation Medal. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Castleton and the North Albany American Legion Post 1610. Survivors include his wife, Katherine DeLisle Monty; a daughter, Samantha Monty of Castleton; a son, William Monty III of Castleton; his parents, William and Dorothy Monty of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a brother, Capt. Raymond C. Monty of Willow Grove Naval Air Station in Pennsylvania; three sisters, Judith Ayer of Newberry, Ohio, Charlene Madarassy of Altamont and Consuela Monty of St. Petersburg; and his grandmother, Beryl Monty of Mechanicville. Services with full military honors will be at 9 a.m. Friday in the Rockefeller Funeral Home, 165 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, and at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Spirit Church, East Greenbush. Burial will be in Bloomingrove Cemetery, North Greenbush. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Columbia-Greene County Humane Society, 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson, NY 12534. Source: The Times Union, Albany, NY, March 20, 1996, extracted June 21, 2007. Moore, Christopher Edwin Christopher Edwin Moore of Gulfport, MS was born on May 14, 1969 to the late Samuel Moore and Marsella Moore Daniels in Tacoma, WA. Chris graduated from Gulfport High School in 1989 where he was a member of the Junior ROTC program. Immediately upon graduating, Chris joined the United States Marines Corps in 1990. He served four years which included deployment to Desert Storm in 1991. He received an honorable discharge in 1991. Chris inherited his passion to ride and fix Motorcycles from his father and owned a motorcycle shop. He was employed at Gulfport/Biloxi Regional Airport and Island View Casino in the security department until his death. Christopher Edwin Moore departed this life unexpectedly Saturday, March 24, 2007 in Gulfport at the age of 37. He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Moore, and his maternal grandparents, Willie and Minnie Durr. He leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife, Gloria D. Moore of Gulfport; two step sons: Tony Foster of Jackson, MS and Jonta Lewis of Gulfport; mother and step-father: Marsella and Edward Daniels of Gulfport; one brother: Patrick Moore of Norman, OK, his grandparents, Joe and Minnie Moore of Gulfport; his niece: Brier Moore of Gulfport and a host of other relatives and friends. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2007 at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, 3113 20th St. in Gulfport where Rev. Ozell Addison, Sr. is pastor. Rev. Lewis Ragins, pastor of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, will deliver his eulogy. Visitation will be at the church beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Biloxi National Cemetery, where he will receive military honors. Share his memories, and sign his register book at www.marshaaafh.com. Care of my husband is entrusted only to the professionalism of Marshall Funeral Home. Source: Sun Herald, Biloxi, MS, Mar. 28, 2007, extracted Sep. 27, 2007 Moore, Leonard Charles HARRISBURG, Pa. - Leonard Charles Moore, 39, of 217 Relly St., died Friday, May 18, 2007, in Harrisburg. He was born in New Milford, Conn., on July 18, 1967, and grew up in New Preston, Conn. He was a graduate of Shepaug Valley Regional High School, class of 1985, in Washington, Conn. He served six years in the U.S. Navy and was assigned to the USS Richard E. Byrd and the USS Nicholson. He was a veteran of Operation Desert Storm serving in the Persian Gulf. Leonard was employed at the McKesson Corp. He enjoyed cooking, the outdoors and country music. He was an avid NASCAR fan. Leonard is survived by his life-partner, Duane Brewer, of Harrisburg; his parents, Owen and Jane Lizauskas Moore of New Preston; four brothers, Kevin and Denise Thowless of Greenville, Wis., Douglas Moore of Danbury, Conn., Daniel and Sandra Moore of Washington, Conn., and Jeffrey and Elizabeth Moore of Needham, Mass. He also leaves behind seven nieces and nephews, and three great nieces and a great nephew. Source: Republican-American, Waterbury, CT, May 23, 2007, extracted September 24, 2007. Moore, Michael L. Moore, Michael L. Michael L. Moore, 36, of Monument died on Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Born Oct. 31, 1965, in Lock Haven, he was a son of Samuel E. Moore of Millheim and Lula A. Gorham Moore of Mill Hall. He was a 1984 graduate of Bald Eagle Nittany in Mill Hall. From 1984 to 1993, he served in the U.S. Marines. He achieved the rank of sergeant E-6, Jump, Repelling and Dive Master, and was a pistol and rifle sharpshooter on tour in Operation Desert Storm. He was a guard at the State Correctional Institution at Houtzdale. He belonged to the Church of Christ in Lock Haven. He was a member of the American Legion Keystone Post 444 in Millheim. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and pee wee football. He was an avid wrestling fan. He is survived by a son, Casey M. Moore, at home; three sisters, Deb K. Kitchen of Mill Hall, Jennie L. Thompson of Millheim and Lillian A. Rodarmel of Selinsgrove; two brothers, Paul E. "Skinner" Moore of Millheim and Samuel E. Moore Jr. of Mill Hall. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Mill Hall Church of Christ on Main Street in Mill Hall. The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the church, with the Rev. Paul Gorham officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Mountain Wrestling Booster Club in care of John Maggs, 77 Maggs Road, Beech Creek, PA 16822. Arrangements are under the direction of Steven R. Neff Funeral Home, 120 W. Main St. in Millheim. Source: Centre Daily Times, State College, PA, Apr. 12, 2002, extracted Jun. 24, 2007 MCINTOSH, N.M. - Michael Shane Moore, 39, of McIntosh, N.M., passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007. Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Immanuel Baptist Church in Estancia, N.M. Pastor Michael Dominguez will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Roland Moore and Michael Littau. Interment: 3 p.m. in Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, N.M. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, at Saginaw Assembly of God in Saginaw. Pallbearers are Brandon Pollock, Roland Moore, Stephen Miffleton, Michael Littau, Harlan Anderson, Johnathan Dominguez, Raymond Davilla and Bill Stevens. Honorary pallbearers will be Shawn Moore and Donnie Moore. Michael was born May 2, 1968, in Fort Worth to Tommie and Beverly Miffleton Moore. Michael married Melanie Reeves on Nov. 23, 1989, in Saginaw. Michael was preceded in death by his mother and brother, Shawn Moore. Michael was a member of the American Legion, SFOA. He graduated from W.E. Bowell High School in Saginaw in 1986. He also served in Operation Desert Storm aboard the USS John Hancock. Survivors: His dad, Tommie Moore of McIntosh, N.M.; wife, Melanie Moore of McIntosh; son, Everett Moore of McIntosh; daughters, Tabitha Moore of McIntosh, N.M.; Ashley Moore of Springtown; sister, Angie Davis and husband, Aaron, of Saginaw; sister-in-law, Jerri Moore; nephew, A.J. Davis; nieces, Megan Moore and Brittany Moore; father-in-law, Jim Reeves; motherin-law, Linda Reeves; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond Linda Davilla; and Moore, Michael Shane nephew, Marshall Davilla. Harris-Hanlon Mortuary Moriarty, N.M., 505-832-6130 Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, TX August 9, 2007, extracted September 28, 2007. Thomas G. Moore, the chief warrant officer 2 who died with four other American soldiers July 23, 1999, in a airplane crash in Colombia, will be laid to rest Monday at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Moore, who began his Army career in 1988 after attending the U.S. Air Force Academy, was decorated with the Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, and Saudi Arabian and Kuwaiti liberation medals. He was also a Desert Storm veteran and had made several worldwide missions. Moore was serving his country at the time of the De Havilland RC-7 plane crash during a routine counter-drug mission near Colombia's southwestern border. The plane carried two Colombian air force officers and sophisticated intelligence-gathering equipment, in addition to the five Fort Bliss soldiers. He was 32. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca L. his son, Matthew Thomas Ray Moore his daughter, Emily Kathryn Moore his father, Ray Moore his mother, Brenda Atyim and his sisters, Traci and Tina. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home, 8817 Dyer. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Hillcrest Baptist Church, 4710 Hercules. Burial will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church Mission Account, 4710 Hercules 79904. Source: El Paso Times, El Paso, TX, Aug. 7, 1999, extracted July 14, 2007. Michael E. Moore, age 64, of Richmond, died Saturday morning (Feb. 7, 2004) at his residence. He was born in Richmond on Dec. 6, 1939, to Ernest and Edna Ryan Moore and had lived here most of his life. He has served three years with the U.S. Marines, followed by 18 years with the Army Reserves, where he served in the Gulf War. He was a retired bus driver for the Rose View Transit System and had worked at Amcast. Mike found great joy working at Melody Skateland, where he was an active skater and worked as a floor guard and served as a coach, teacher and member of the racing team. He was a member of the Marine Corps League and of American Legion Post 315. Survivors include wife, Dot Moore, to whom he was married 27 years; sons, Michael Curtis (wife Lisa) Moore of Richmond, Michael (wife Jessica) Moore Jr. of Richmond, Curtis Lewis of Richmond; daughters, Terri (husband Herb) McQueen of Lynn, Ind., Debbie (special friend Jay Brant) Moore of Richmond, Cathy (husband Chuck) Toschlog of Richmond, Missy (husband Eddie) Jones of Lynn, Ind., Laura (husband Tom) Davis of Richmond; several brothers and sisters, including Rick Moore of Richmond; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday (Feb. 10, 2004) in Riggle- Moore, Thomas G. Moore. Michael E. Waltermann Mortuary. Eric Loy will officiate. Burial will be in Goshen Cemetery, where military graveside services will be conducted by the Wayne County Veteran's Council. Friends may call on Monday (Feb. 9, 2004) from 58 p.m. at the funeral home. Source: The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis IN, Feb. 8, 2004. William Kenneth "Bill" Moore, 43, of Westmoreland, Tenn., died at 7:16 a.m. Dec. 7, 2000, at Sumner Regional Hospital in Gallatin, Tenn. The Allen County native was a carpenter, a Desert Storm Army veteran and a member of New Life Assembly of God Church, American Legion and National Guard Unit 1175 in Lafayette, Tenn. He was a son of Everette Junior Moore and Dora Jean Brown Moore of Adolphus, who survive. Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Goad Funeral Home. The body will be cremated. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Other survivors include his wife, Mary Alice Moore; two sons, Christopher Micheal Moore of Adolphus and William Kenneth "Bill" Moore II of Westmoreland, Tenn.; a daughter, Angel Marie Smith of Oak Grove, Tenn.; a sister, Linda Sue Hagenmaier of Indianapolis; and three grandchildren. Source: Daily News, Bowling Green, KY, Dec. 9, 2000, extracted May 25, 2007 Moraga, Laurel “Loretta” Stellman Moraga, Laurel “Loretta” Stellman Moraga, Laurel (Loretta) Stellman-- age 59, of Daly City at peace, January 5, 2002. Dearly beloved daughter of the late Marie and Donald Stellman of Palo Alto. Laurel was a loving mother, sister and Noni. She is survived by children, Paul, Andy, and Sarah Moraga, daughters-in-law Arlynn and Charlotte and grandchildren, Alexandria, Meagan and Francisco. She is also survived by sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Joe Castillo, Janis Mills and Deborah and Steve Cox. She was a beloved auntie to Joanne, Jacqueline, Christopher, Elias, Nathaniel, Matthew and cousin Michael, and grand nieces and nephews, Wesley, Ashley, Brianna and Ellis. Born October 11, 1942 in San Francisco, she graduated from the San Jose Hospital School of Nursing in 1963, earned a Bachelors Degree from California State University, Sacramento in 1977, and received her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of San Francisco in 1994. Laurel enjoyed a long successful career as a nurse in many local hospitals, including Stanford University Medical Center, El Camino Hospital; Kaiser Hospice; VA Medical Center, San Francisco and most recently, California Pacific Medical Center. She was a registered nurse for 38 years and worked as a public health nurse, critical care nurse, and hospice nurse. Part of her varied nursing career was as an officer in the United States Army Nurse Corps. She served for 12 years and was stationed at the Letterman Army Medical Center in the Presidio and at Landstuhl Army Medical Center in Germany. She also served in the United States Army Reserves and was called to active duty for Desert Shield/Desert Storm. She retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel. All those who knew Laurel will miss her caring nature and remember the unconditional kindness she showed to all. She also had an adventurous sense of humor, the memories of which are treasured by her family and friends. She will be greatly missed. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at St. Ignatius Church (University of San Francisco campus), 650 Parker Ave., San Francisco on Saturday, January Moore. William Kenneth “Bill” 26, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a celebration of her life next door in the Accolti Room. The family respectfully requests no floral gifts, donations may be made in Laurel's memory to Project Open Hand (415-447-2415). Neptune Society, San Francisco, CA. Source: San Jose Mercury News, San Jose, CA, Jan. 23, 2002, extracted Jun. 16, 2007 Moreno, Mario Detective Mario Moreno, of the San Antonio Police Department died courageously in the line of duty on September 21, 2007. Mario was born on July 22, 1970 in San Antonio, Texas. After graduating from McCollum High School, Mario enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He served in Operation Desert Shield/Storm and completed 4 years of honorable service. Mario's life ambition was to "give back to his community" of San Antonio. While completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice at Wayland Baptist University, Mario joined the San Antonio Police Department in 1996. He was recently promoted to detective in June 2007. Mario was a devoted and loving husband, father, son and friend. He is survived by his loving wife of 12 years, Alena Moreno, two wonderful children Nicholas Moreno (age 8) and Elizabeth Moreno (age 4), father Juan Moreno and mother Silvia Moreno, father-in-law Ales Vyzralek, mother-inlaw Jitka Vyzralkova, brothers and sisters, Marisela, Miguel, Elizabeth, Lionel, Luis, sisters-in-law Lada and Jitka, as well as a host of other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Detective Moreno's family at the San Antonio City Employees Federal Credit Union at (210) 229-1128. Donations can be made to account number 745320 Detective Moreno Memorial Fund. Services A vigil will be held for the public on September 26, 2007 beginning at 7:00 pm at Porter Loring Mortuary, 1101 McCullough, San Antonio, Texas 78212. Funeral and Memorial Services will be held on September 27, 2007 at 10:00am at Community Bible Church, 2477 North Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, Texas 78212. The family wishes to convey their gratitude to the University Hospital medical personnel and SAPD for their professionalism and service. Source: San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio, TX, September 24, 2007, extracted October 3, 2007. Morga, Dennis Dennis Morga was a patriotic military officer, a devoted family man, a successful businessman and a civic leader whose death July 11 at age 56 after a brief struggle with cancer has left a void in the regional community. "Dennis was a great leader who was very confident and inspired the people around him," said Rick Brown, director of development and planning for the city of Canandaigua. Brown served with Morga on the not-for-profit board that oversaw development of Roseland Waterpark. "Dennis saved the waterpark" after it was foreclosed upon three years ago, Brown said. "His work to bring a new buyer in is what saved the waterpark for everyone." Morga, a CPA and magna cum laude graduate of the University of Detroit, was a Buffalo native and longtime resident of the Canandaigua area, where he was head of the Canandaigua office of the Rochester-based Eldredge, Fox & Porretti LLP accounting firm. In addition to his business career, he was a career military reservist who commanded a tank battalion in Iraq during the 1991 Operation Desert Storm and retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after 31 years of service in 2001 with the rank of colonel. He ran his own accounting firm, Morga, Jones and Hufsmith, before merging with the EFP firm in 1999. As a businessman, Morga excelled in leadership and planning skills and applied new technologies to improve efficiency, said Calvin Wallace, a longtime friend, co-worker and ski partner. "I just can't imagine coming to work every day without Dennis," said Wallace, business manager for the EFP accounting firm. "He was just a dedicated and fun person to be with - someone you wanted to follow and who always had great ideas. We no longer have any file cabinets to deal with, thanks to Dennis. He had the vision to do away with all our paper files and put things on computer files that are easier to handle." Co-worker Kara Petrakis said everyone who knew Morga believed that he would defeat the cancer, after he informed his friends and co-workers of the diagnosis several months ago. "We thought it would be easier to take out a Sherman tank than to take out Dennis," said Petrakis. "We were all very hopeful, and we're all just devastated by his death." He was a former chairman of the board of directors for the F.F. Thompson Foundation, a former board member of Thompson Health and a former member of the finance committee for Thompson Health. His community activities spanned many organizations. Morga is survived by his wife, Jayne Morga; three daughters, Elizabeth Foley, Lindsay Morga and Katherine Morga; his mother, Josephine Morga; two brothers, Ronald Morga and Michael Morga; and one sister, Maria Morga. Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY, Jul. 18, 2005, extracted Sep. 9, 2007 Morgan, Charles “Chuck” A. Morgan, Charles “Chuck” A. Charles A. ''Chuck'' Morgan, 41, of 4832 Lake Camelot Drive died at 3:31 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2002, in the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center emergency room in Peoria. Born Dec. 31, 1960, in East St. Louis to Charles and Wanda Simmons Morgan, he married Lisa M. Rosenbaum on May 28, 1988, in Elyria, Ohio. She survives. Also surviving are his mother of Cahokia; one brother, Lowell of Alabama; and one sister, Beverly Barnett of Cahokia. A Desert Storm Army veteran, he retired as a master sergeant and was the recipient of a Bronze Star. There will be no services. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Cremation will be accorded. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at 4832 Lake Camelot Drive. Memorials may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3883 in Bartonville. Source: The Peoria Journal Star, Peoria, IL, Apr. 27, 2002, extracted Jun. 23, 2007 Greenville - James Franklin Morgan Jr., 57, of 1315 Old Dacusville Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004. Morgan, James Franklin Husband of Elizabeth "Pat" Boothe Morgan, he was born in Greenville, a son of Louise M. Summers and the late James Franklin Morgan Sr. Mr. Morgan, a 1965 graduate of Parker High School, was a retired U.S. Navy veteran. He served his country during both the Vietnam War and Desert Storm. He also served in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from the military in 1992 after 27 years of dedicated service. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a daughter, Carrie Ann Morris, and her husband, Mark, of Tucson, Ariz. two sons, Donald Painter, and his wife, Trina, of Easley, and Jack Painter, and his wife, Kelly, also of Easley stepchildren, Teresa Dillard, and husband, Mike, of Jacksonville, Fla., Roger Johnson, of Greenville, Mike Johnson, and his wife, Debbie, of Simpsonville, William Johnson, of Greenville, and Cynthia Briggs, and her husband, Dennis, of Easley 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren a sister, Barbara Harrison, and her husband, Victor, of Greenville and a brother, Charles R. Morgan, and his wife, Chrissy, of Greenville several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8:30 at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Friday at 1:30 p.m., with burial at Graceland Cemetery, West. The family is at the residence. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society of Greenville County, 113 Mills Ave., Greenville, SC 29605. Source: The Greenville News, Greenville, SC, Jan. 15, 2004, extracted August 13, 2007. Marine used his training to help troubled youths By Marsha Forys TRIBUNE-REVIEW Monday, March 14, 2005 Morgan, James W. III “Bugzy” With more than 22 years in the United States Marine Corps, James W. "Bugzy" Morgan III was a Marine's Marine. So when he retired as a master sergeant in 1994, and moved back to his native western Pennsylvania, it was at first a difficult transition. "We had moved every two or three years while he was in the service," said his wife, Diane, noting the family had been stationed at bases in South Carolina, California, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and other U.S. locations. As a drill sergeant, Mr. Morgan spent three years in the Middle East training soldiers during the Gulf War, and he was also stationed for two years in Plymouth, England, as a result of being chosen for the British Royal Marine exchange program. "He wanted to retire before he was 40, and he did, but he really missed it," said Diane Morgan. Then, along came a job that seemed just perfect for the tough, but compassionate, ex-Marine. He became a wilderness instructor at the OutsideIN school for wayward, adjudicated youths. Diane Morgan explained that her husband and other school staffers would take groups of eight boys on three-week trips to wilderness areas all across the country and to Canada. During that time, the youths would complete community service projects such as clearing trails, all the while learning that they had to take responsibility for their own actions. "He loved it," Diane Morgan said. "He got to hike, climb, camp. He used to joke he couldn't believe he got paid to do this." But then in 2003 came the terrible news. Bugzy, as he was called by almost all who knew him, a man who had been in excellent physical condition all his life, learned he had a brain tumor. He was told he had just 12 weeks to live, Diane Morgan said, but he kept on working until the debilitating effects of the tumor no longer allowed him to. In November 2003, his wife had to pick him up at work and take him to the hospital. That was his last day at the school. "He kept telling everyone he was going to beat this, and he couldn't wait to get back to work," Diane Morgan said. Unfortunately that didn't happen. But, despite losing his sight and his ability to read and write, Morgan was able to complete, with the help of his family, one last task before his death. He dictated a manual on how to use a Global Positioning Satellite system. He hoped it would help wilderness instructors, Boy Scout leaders and others. The final draft was sent to the publisher just 10 days before his death. Diane Morgan said his husband's work with troubled youths also made him a better father. "He had always strived to be the best in everything he did," she said. "He expected a lot from our kids, and was hard on them. I think by working with these boys, he realized how wonderful his own children were." In fact, Morgan said the couple's four children are following in their father's footsteps, working with other children as teachers and coaches. "He taught them that it's not enough to be just part of the community. You have to give back, and that's what they are doing," Diane Morgan said. Jim Cardillo, Mr. Morgan's cousin, friend and fellow Marine, spoke eloquently of his pal. "His quiet, peaceful and relaxed demeanor presented the profile of a person full of confidence and purpose. But behind this exterior was a man who stood in the presence of presidents, diplomats and world leaders, a man who traveled the world and engaged other nations' fighting best, earning victory and accolades," Cardillo said in a letter to the family. Cardillo pointed to a verse in the Marine Corps hymn that says when you arrive at heaven's gate, you will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines. "It seems a Marine's work is never done," he said. Visitation will continue today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Joseph F. Ott Funeral Home Inc., 504 Oak St., Irwin. Panachida service will be held at 9:40 a.m. tomorrow in the funeral home, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. in St. Nicholas Orthodox Greek Catholic Church, with the Rev. Robert A. Buczak officiating. Interment will be in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. Source: Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh PA, May 27, 2005. Mr. Morgan, 51, died Jan. 4, 2000, in Colorado Springs. He was retired from the Air Force after 25 years and served in Vietnam and Desert Storm. Mr. Morgan was born May 9, 1948, in Brockton, Mass. He is survived by a sister, Deborah E. Sauer, a nephew, Nathaniel; and a niece, Jillian. Mission Crematory, 904 S. Hancock St., 475-2169, is handling arrangements. Source: The Gazette, Colorado Springs, CO, Jan. 7, 2000, extracted May 25, 2007 Joseph Lester (Joe) Morgan, 31 of Shreveport, died Aug. 4 in Clarksdale, Miss. A native of Oceanside, Calif., he was an 11-year resident of Yucca Valley, Calif. and Louisiana. He received his elementary and intermediate education in Yucca Valley and graduated high school in Louisiana. He served in the United States Navy during the Gulf War aboard the U.S.S. Virginia. While in the service he was awarded the National Defense Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal with one bronze star, the Navy Unit Commendation and Joint Meritorious Award. Most recently he was living in Shreveport and working as a truck driver. Mr. Morgan was preceded in death by his father, Johnny L. Morgan and his paternal grandparents, Lester and Carla B. Morgan. He is survived by his mother, Tracy Rader; maternal grandmother, Terry Layton of Yucca Valley; sisters, Beth Steidley of McAlester, Okla., Janet Rader of Yucca Valley and Clarissa Morgan of North Hodge; brothers, Christopher Morgan and wife Jennifer of Monroe, Casey Morgan of Ruston, Chase Morgan of North Hodge and Jarrod Welch of Jonesboro; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, niece and nephews. Source: Jackson Independent, Jonesboro LA, Sept. 4, 2003. Ohio reservist killed by land mine in Iraq 10/6/2004 The Associated Press MAYNARD, Ohio (AP) — An eastern Ohio Army Reservist was killed in Iraq Morgan, John “J.P.” Morgan, Joseph L. “Joe” Morgan, Richard L. when he drove a Humvee over a land mine, family members said Wednesday. Staff Sgt. Richard L. Morgan, 38, of Maynard, served in the 660th Transportation Company based in nearby Cadiz. He had been stationed in Iraq since December 2003. Bonita Girty, Morgan's sister, described him as a loving father and devoted husband. "He just was a special person," Girty said. "He had many friends and many people liked him. His whole reserve unit, they just were very, very close." Military officials notified Deanna Morgan, Richard Morgan's wife, Tuesday morning at the nursing home where she works, Girty said. Morgan died Tuesday after hitting the land mine Monday. Friends say Morgan joined the Army right after he graduated from St. Clairsville High School in 1984. He served in the Gulf War and was in his second tour of Iraq when he was killed. "He just loved what he did," Girty said. "He wanted to go back and he said if no one wanted to volunteer he would go back." He met and married his wife Deanna while stationed in Germany, Girty said, and Morgan returned from Iraq in August for two weeks to celebrate his 16th wedding anniversary and Deanna's birthday. Morgan also leaves two children, ages 12 and 15. Maynard is about 10 miles west of Wheeling, W.Va. Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland OH, Oct. 6, 2004 KENDALL, FL - Tina M. (Perry) Morgan, 38, died Sunday, October 23rd, 2005, in Kendall Regional Hospital following an extended illness. She was born in Muncie, the daughter of William D. and Josefina Reyes Perry, moved to San Bernardino, CA where she graduated from San Gorgonio High School and the Air Force Community College, and served 18 years with the Air Force prior to her illness. While in the service, she served in the Gulf War. Tina returned to Muncie in 1999 and was a reserve Deputy Sheriff for Delaware County prior to moving to Florida with her husband. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church and the Jaycees. Surviving are her husband, Major James L. Morgan, serving with the Air Force; her parents, William D. and Josefina Perry, El Paso, TX; her son, David Morgan, at home; her sister, Lisa M. Adams, (husband, Mike), Tampa, FL; two brothers, Ronnie Perry, (wife, Heather), Muncie and David Perry, El Paso, TX; her grandmother's, Eileen Perry, Muncie and Juanita El Paso, TX; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Services were held in Grace Episcopal Church 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 3rd, 2005 with Father Thomas Blake officiating. Burial will follow in Elm Ridge Cemetery. Morgan, Tina M Friends called at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory from 4 until 8 p.m. Wednesday. Source: The Star Press, Muncie IN, Nov. 8, 2005. Moriarity, Gregory Gordon - Age 33, of Warren, formerly of Columbiaville, died Wednesday, February 9, 2000 at St. John McComb Hospital Center. A Funeral Service will be held 12 Noon Saturday, February 12, 2000 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 E. Davison Rd., Rev. Fr. Andrew Czajkowski officiating. Burial in Dodge Cemetery. Mr. Moriarity will lie in state at the funeral home, where the family will receive visitors from 6-9PM Thursday and 2-9PM Friday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a college fund for his son, Gregory M. Moriarity. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Gregory was born in Pontiac, MI on November 7, 1966, the son of Michael and Dyane (Swayne) Moriarity. He married Heather Marshall on May 20, 1989. In that union a son was born Gregory Michael Moriarity. Gregory was a Lapeer West graduate in 1984. He attended Ferris State University for two years. Gregory served with the United States Army in Desert Storm. He was a third year apprentice in sheet metal/heating and cooling. He was a very avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed being with his son and family, the driving force that kept him living. Gregory is survived by: his parents; his son; his sister, Shannon (Scott) Kowitz; niece, Taylor Rose; aunts and uncles, Roger (Donna) Swayne, Mary Arthur, Peggy (Tim) Goodall, Theresa Swayne; numerous cousins; grandma Rita; and extended family; also his birth father, Roger Fast; sister, Tiffany Fast; nephew Jordan and Grandma Fast. "Our son was a victim of addiction to alcohol. Although he had tried many times, he was unable to conquer this disease. To all this may apply to...Please Stop Now". Source: The Flint Journal, Flint, MI, Feb. 10, 2000, extracted May 28, 2007 Morrell, Stephen A 39-year-old Memphis man was killed Tuesday night when he and another skydiver collided during a national skydiving competition in Eloy, Ariz. Stephen Morrell, of 5306 Sleepy Oak Cove, for 6 1/2 years a pilot with Northwest Airlines, had completed more than 2,000 skydives since he began the sport during his senior year of college. He collided with James Koontz, 27, of Torrington, Conn. Koontz was in critical condition Wednesday night with severe head injuries at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix. Det. Garrett Means of the Eloy Police Department said the U.S. National Championship of Canopy Formation requires participants to open their parachutes as soon as possible after they have jumped from the plane. A team of four was attempting a canopy formation when the accident occured. Both men's parachutes were deployed, but ''one of the parachutes opened backwards,'' which induced an uncontrollable spin, Means said. Morrell was pronounced dead at the scene. Representatives of Skydive Arizona, the group that organized the contest, referred all calls to the local police. Moriarty, Gregory Gordon Morrell, Stephen Means said authorities are not certain if it was Koontz or Morrell who struck the other, because the videotape of the competition is not clear. He said more information will become available, pending an investigation. ''I don't blame anyone,'' said Morrell's father, Robert Morrell. ''That's just a risk that's inherent in the sport. That's what he liked to do.'' Friends and neighbors gathered at Morrell's home Wednesday afternoon to remember their friend. Photos of Morrell skydiving, hang gliding, bridge diving and graduating from The Citadel cover a wall in the living room, while a large painting his mother made of one of Morrell's planes hangs on another. ''He didn't miss out on anything. It's (skydiving) all he did,'' said Kevin Hayes, a friend of Morrell's for seven years. ''It's what he lived for.'' Morrell's girlfriend of a year, Margaret Norsworthy, said, ''This is how he would of liked to have gone.'' Norsworthy said Morrell, a Desert Storm veteran in the Air Force Reserves, was patriotic and proud of his service. ''He volunteered for Desert Storm. He wrote them and told them he wanted to go,'' said Morrell's father. ''(He was) a very intense person who believed in duty. He volunteered for everything. That was just his nature.'' At 16, Morrell earned his pilot's license before he got his driver's license, and began skydiving a short time later. He earned a bachelor's degree in computer science, a master's degree in military history and a master's degree in business, all from The Citadel. Services for Morrell have not been completed. Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton, N.C., has charge. Source: The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN, Oct. 24, 1996, extracted June 21, 2007 Morris, Terence M. Major Terence M. Morris, retired U.S. Army, age 53, died March 23, 2007 after a long kidney illness, of Kansas City, MO, formerly of River Forest and Fort Knox, KY. Major Morris was a retired armor officer, who had been based in Erlangen and Wurzburg, Germany & Fort Carson, CO. He was a highly decorated combat veteran of Desert Storm. He received the Bronze Star and numerous other medals for his leadership with the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division (the Iron Brigade) in its battles with the Iraqi Republican Guard, including the decisive tank battle of the war (and the largest tank battle in U.S. history) the battle of Medina Ridge, outside Basra where the Republican Guard attempted to ambush the U.S. troops. Major Morris, a 1971 graduate of Fenwick High School, received his B.A. from Northern Illinois University and his M.B.A. from the University of Louisville, beloved father of Terence M. Morris II and Daniel Patrick Morris; devoted son of Marguerite, nee Tobin, of Barrington and the late Maj. Howard J. Morris; dear brother of Howard Patrick (Peggy Unger) of Kenilworth and Kevin (Carole Ann) of Glenview; many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 31 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1775 Grove St. Glenview, followed by coffee in his honor at Westmoreland Country Club, 2601 Old Glenview Rd., Wilmette, IL 60091. Internment private Sacred Heart Cemetery, Northbrook. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to 1st Armor, 2nd Brigade Army Emergency Relief fund for surviving spouses and orphans of soldiers killed in Iraq. www.aerhq.org Info: 847-675-1990 Source: Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL, Mar. 30, 2007, extracted Sep. 27, 2007 Morris, Thomas Morris, Thomas Fire Chief Thomas Morris - Firefighter tried to help others Danbury Assistant Fire Chief Thomas Morris, who died over theweekend, has been praised by the with whom he worked. They call him a man driven by a desire to make his community a better place to live. The 51-year-old firefighter will be buried Wednesday. It's not clear how he died, officials said yesterday. The funeral will include plenty of firefighters in their dress uniforms. People who knew him at work said Morris always tried to help others. ''He was an individual whose sole goal was to benefit his community,'' said Deputy Chief Peter Siecienski. ''He did anything he possibly could do to make things better, and he didn't do them haphazardly or cheaply.'' Black bunting hung from fire stations throughout the city in honor of the 24year department veteran. Inside fire headquarters on New Street, the gloom of Morris' death hung in the air as department leaders made arrangements for the funeral. ''Everybody's taking it hard. It's just a shock to the department, to the community, and to everyone who knew him,'' Chief Carmen Oliver said. Morris had no health problems that anyone knew about, the chief said. An ambulance was dispatched to the Morris residence just after 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. The emergency crew was accompanied by firefighters from Engine 25, working out of the King Street volunteer firehouse, standard procedure in calls involving potential life-threatening situations. Attempts to revive him at the house and en route to the hospital were unsuccessful, Oliver said. Morris is survived by his wife, Sherry, and three children, Jennifer, 29, Thomas, 28, and Colleen, 14. A fire department honor guard will stand by Morris' coffin during calling hours at the Green Funeral Home on Main Street from 3 to 8 p.m. tomorrow. Firefighters will assemble at the New Street headquarters at 9 a.m. Wednesday to be bused to the funeral service at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church on Main Street. Flags will be flown at half-staff at City Hall and outside the fire stations during the services, Mayor Gene Eriquez said. ''He was a true professional and a genuine leader who was recognized by his peers and those he led,'' Danbury Mayor Gene Eriquez said. ''This is just tragic for his family.'' Morris, born in Omaha, Neb., and a 1965 graduate of Danbury High School, was a member of the Mill Plain Volunteer Fire Co. before he was appointed to the fire department in November 1973. He rose steadily through the ranks and was promoted to assistant chief in 1990. ''He was a good individual to go to if you needed a project taken care of,'' Siecienski said. Morris was at the forefront of the fire department's computerization efforts 10 years ago. arranging for a donation of used equipment from Western Connecticut State University, Siecienski said. Having achieved a ranking position within the department, Morris also wasn't the type to rest on his laurels. ''He continued to attend classes at the fire academy to keep up with the new technologies. He didn't let himself go flat,'' Siecienski said. Outside his job, Morris participated in a variety of community activities. He was a member of the parish council at St. Joseph's Church, the board of directors of the Danbury Railway Museum, Local 801 of the International Association of Fire Fighters and numerous professional organizations. ''I can't say enough nice things about him,'' said the Rev. James Grosso, pastor at St. Joseph's Church. ''He was just a lovely man.'' Morris was a master sergeant with the U.S. Air Force Reserve and his unit was activated during Operation Desert Storm. Morris was also an enthusiastic member of Danbury Band Aids Inc. His youngest daughter plays in the band, and Morris headed the ''pit crew,'' a group of parents who moved and set up heavy equipment and instruments before performances. Earlier this year, he recruited Siecienski and fire Lt. Steve Omasta, both of whom have children in the band, for the pit crew. ''He gave us a real sales pitch, telling us what a great job it was,'' Siecienski said. Source: The News-Times, Danbury, CT, Oct. 6, 1997, extracted June 25, 2007. Morrison, John J. Morrison, John J. Services for John J. Morrison will be held at 2 p.m. today at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Magnolia Cemetery. Mr. Morrison, 38, died Sunday from injuries received in an accident. Born in Marion County, February 19, 1963, he was a son of Peggy Rogers Morrison and the late Jack Lee. He was a veteran of Desert Storm, was employed by Wix, and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Melissa K. Morrison of Dillon; daughter, Leigh Morrison of Dillon; son, Tray Morrison of Dillon; mother, Peggy R. Morrison of Dillon; brother, Wayne Morrison of Dillon; grandfather, Jack Morrison of Latta. Morrison, Tim Source: The State, Columbia, SC, Jan. 30, 2002, extracted Jun. 22, 2007 JACKSONVILLE -- Tim Morrison, 40, of Jacksonville, formerly of Friendship, died Saturday, July 10, 2004, in Little Rock. He was born April 16, 1964, in Roseburg, Ore., the son of Benny and Peggy Cannon Morrison. Tim was a graduate of Ouachita High School and upon graduation he enlisted in the United States Army, serving his country proud. During his military career, he was stationed at Fort Drum, N.Y., Frankfurt, Germany, and Fort Campbell, Ky., where he served with the 101st Airborne in the Gulf War. Tim retired in 2003 as a recruiter. Tim's family will always remember his smile, his jovial spirit and his appreciation for the outdoors. He was a loving husband, father, son and a great friend to all who knew him. Tim was preceded in death by his father, Benny Morrison, of Friendship. Survivors are the family he dearly loved: His wife, Dee Morrison, daughter, Ashley Morrison, two sons, Kyle Morrison and Kirk Kuykendall, all of Jacksonville; daughter, Stephanie Drane of Little Rock; his mother, Peggy Morrison of Friendship; two brothers, Scott of Dallas, Texas, and Darrell Morrison and his wife, April, of Magnolia; one sister, Sheila McMahan and her husband, Phil, of Friendship; nieces, Holly Davis and Amanda McMahan and nephews, Chris and Caleb Morrison. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at RugglesWilcox Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in Gilchrist Cemetery. Source: Daily Siftings Herald, Arkadelphia, AR, July 14, 2004. Morse, Jeffrey William Mr. Jeffrey William Morse 41, of Charlotte, died Saturday, March 24, 2001 at home. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, March 28, at Weddington United Methodist Church with the Reverend Bill Fogarty of First Baptist Church of Weddington officiating. His family will receive friends following the service at the Church. Interment will follow later in what he considered his home state, Vermont. Mr. Morse was born December 31, 1959 in Boston, MA to James H. L. Morse and the late Barbara Morse. He graduated from Turkey Hollow High School in Barniard, VT, and served his country for twenty years, retiring in 1998 as Sergeant First Class in the US Army. He was a member of the 82nd Airbourne Division and had served in Desert Storm He was a dedicated soldier. After his military career ended, he joined F.N. Thompson Construction Company as a Superintendent. Jeff enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, fishing, skiing and hockey. He was a dedicated and loving father and friend. His survivors include in addition to his father, James Morse of Dillsbury, PA, his children, Julia and Matthew Morse of Weddington; his brothers, James Morse of West Yarmouth, MA, Matthew Morse of Athens OH, and Scott Morse of West Yarmouth, MA; his sister, Susan Morse of Athens, OH, and by his former wife, Unhee Morse of Weddington. The family requests that memorials may be sent to the Jeffrey W. Morse Band Morse, Jeffrey William Scholarship Fund, c/o Tom Moncrief, Weddington High School, 4901 MonroeWeddington Road, Matthews, NC 28104. Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Funeral Home. Source: The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, Mar. 27, 2001, extracted Jun. 10, 2007 Valery Anne Mosborg, 46, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2006 in Orange Park, FL. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in 1981 and her Master's Degree in Health Administration in 1988. She served in the U.S. Navy as an OR Nurse and was stationed in California, Tennessee, Japan, and NAS. While at NAS she deployed to Saudia Arabia for Desert Shield/Storm. While deployed she became severely ill with Hemorrhagic Fever and was airlifted back to the U.S. and was medically retired in 1996. While in the Navy she received the Meritorious Unit Commendation Award, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, and Kuwait Liberation Medal. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Helen Stymelski. She is survived by her husband of 13 years, Dave Mosborg; children, Cynthia and Alexander, and numerous family members and friends. The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 PM, 5:30 PM Rosary Thursday, February 23, 2006 at JACKSONVILLE MEMORY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME, 111 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, FL. Funeral services in celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, February 24, 2006 at Orange Park United Methodist Church, 2051 Park Avenue, Orange Park, FL with Rev. Matt Berryman officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Prayer at Jacksonville Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Women's Military Memorial, P.O. Box 560 Washington, DC 20042-0560, Soul Food Ministry at Orange Park United Methodist Church, or Valery Stymelski Mosborg Nursing Scholarship Fund in c/o Robert Beaty First National Bank, 1775 Eagle Harbor Parkway, Orange Park, FL 32003. Source: The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, FL, Feb. 22, 2006, extracted August 22, 2007. CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Derrick Lee Mosely, 35, died Friday (May 14, 2004) at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia, N.C. Born in Newark, he had resided in Plainfield before settling in Charlotte, N.C., eight years ago. He was a 1985 graduate of Plainfield High School. Mr. Mosely was a U.S. Army veteran who had served in Desert Storm. He was employed by Goodyear Tire Co., Charlotte, N.C. Derrick was friendly, a brother to all his friends, and was known for his sense of humor and mannerisms. Surviving are his sons, Al-Quaadir Aamir Mosely of Browns Mills and AlQamir Devon Mosely of Charlotte, N.C.; his mother, Delzora "Janet" Quarles and stepfather, James Quarles of Charlotte, N.C.; his father, Ernest Jones of Mosberg, Valery Anne Mosely, Derrick Lee Newark; two sisters, LaKeshia Mosely and Chappell Cooper, both of Plainfield; uncles, Robert Mosely Jr. of Dingman's Ferry, Pa., and Eugene "Bird" Mosely of Plainfield; an aunt, Wanda Mosely of Plainfield; and his cousins, Michelle Mosely of Atlanta, Ga., and Monique and Stacy Harris of New Jersey. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. today at Judkins Colonial Home, Plainfield, with visitation one hour before the service from 10 to 11 a.m. Source: Courier News, Bridgewater, NJ, May 21, 2004, extracted August 13, 2007. Moskowitz, Martin Phillip Martin Phillip Moskowitz, a pharmacist formerly with the West Palm Beach (FL) Veterans Administration Hospital and a long-time U.S. Army Reserve officer, died suddenly on February 3, 2001 from complications related to cancer. He was 53 years old. Mr. Moskowitz was born in the Bronx and grew up in Whitestone, NY. He graduated in 1972 from Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, where he was member of R.O.T.C., and in 1984 he graduated from St. John's University, Jamaica, NY with a degree in Pharmacy. In 1987 he and his wife, the former Roberta Lynn Gottesman of North Bellmore, NY moved to Orlando, where they lived for eight years. The couple moved to Palm Beach Gardens in 1995. At the time of his death Mr. Moskowitz was a Doctor of Pharmacy candidate at Nova-Southeastern University. He had been battling a rare sinus cancer, neuroendocrine carcinoma, since 1983. Despite his ongoing illness, he pursued his various degrees and pharmacy career with characteristic determination, and when he retired from the Army Reserve in 1998, he had achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He saw active duty as an Army officer during both Viet Nam and Desert Storm. In addition to his wife, Mr. Moskowitz is survived by his brother Ronald, of Fresh Meadows, NY; his mother, Alice, and his aunt, Celia Drutman, both of Whitestone; another aunt, Belle Drutman, of the Bronx; his uncle, William Moskowitz of Albany, NY; and several cousins. A military funeral was held at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, Long Island. Copyright (c) 2001 Palm Beach Newspapers, Inc. Source: The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach, FL, Feb. 15, 2001, extracted Jun. 10, 2007 Mosteiro, Allen William An Eastern Hills High School graduate who was in his second tour of duty in Iraq died Wednesday in Baghdad of injuries received a day earlier when his unit came under fire during combat in Taji, the Pentagon announced Thursday. Sgt. 1st Class Allen William Mosteiro, 42, was a career soldier assigned to Fort Hood. He joined the Army shortly after graduating from high school, his mother said Thursday night. "He never voiced any other option other than going into the Army," said Pat Mosteiro of Fort Worth. "I can't imagine my son being anything other than that." She was reached by phone in Killeen, where her son lived. Sgt. Mosteiro fought in Desert Storm and was in his second tour in the Moskowitz, Martin Phillip current war in Iraq, his mother said. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood. For the past 15 years, he was a scout for the Army. He enjoyed the job, she said, because in the long term, he was saving lives. "He let others know what they were coming into," she said. "He felt that it was very important. He loved it." His military service also took him to Germany, Georgia and South Korea. In South Korea, Sgt. Mosteiro met his wife, Svetlana, a Russian native, his mother said. As a child, "he always played Army," Pat Mosteiro said. "He had Army men. He just always wanted to be a soldier. He wanted to be just like his grandfather." His grandfather had served in the Air Force, she said. Sgt. Mosteiro was an avid fan of the Cowboys, Mavericks and Texas Rangers, she said. Other survivors include a son, 14; his father, Bill Mosteiro; one brother; three sisters; a grandmother; and a 102-year-old great-grandmother, Pat Mosteiro said. Dan X. McGraw, 817-390-7359 Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, TX, Feb. 16, 2007, extracted Sep. 25, 2007 Motich, Rodney J. NORTON -- Rodney J. Motich, 26, died Aug. 23. He was a U.S. Army veteran of Desert Storm. He is survived by daughter, Samantha; son, Justin; wife, Elaine, all of Florida; mother, Judy Motich Rhymer; brothers, Todd and Scott; sister Veronica House, all of North Carolina; grandparents, Ivan and Winnie Motich of Norton; brothers, Greg and Gary Motich; sister, Becky Thomas; aunt, Beverly Burdette; and uncle, Michael Motich. Funeral service Thursday, 1 p.m., at the Campfield-Hickman Funeral Home. Rev. Jerry Hackworth officiating. Burial at Greenlawn Cemetery, where a military graveside service will be conducted. Visitation TODAY, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. (Campfield-Hickman, 745-3161.) Source: Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, OH, Aug. 26, 1992, extracted May 27, 2007. Moulton, Charles L. LTC Charles L. Moulton, age 59, of 141 Northshore Drive, Eatonton died Friday in Forsyth. Funeral services will be held 1P.M. Monday in the Chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Rev. Blackie Bellury will officiate. – Survivors include his wife, Janice B. Moulton of Eatonton; children, Scott Moulton of Howard, Shelli Moulton (Paul) McLeod of Augusta, Lee (Ellen) Criswell of Lizella, Christie Criswell (Jeffrey) Kotz of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and five grandchildren; His brother and sisters, Lewis (Hilda) Moulton of Butler, Naomi (Charles) Fitzgerald of Warner Robins, Sara Holden of Warner Robins, Marie (Steve) Brown of Howard. LTC Moulton was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Franklin and Annie Tallent Moulton. LTC Charles Moulton is a native Georgian, born and raised in Butler, Georgia. He graduated as Valedictorian from Butler High School, and received his degree in Civil Engineering from Southern Polytechnic College in Marietta, Georgia. LTC Moulton enlisted in the Georgia Army National Guard on 11 January 1968, and spent four years as an Enlisted Soldier, attaining the rank of SGT. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant from Georgia Military Institute on 4 September 1971. -LTC Moulton is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Quartermaster Advanced Course, Ordnance Advanced Course, and Command and General Staff College. He is a 1982 graduate of the Air-Ground Operations School at Eglin AFB, Florida. He is a 1993 graduate of the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI). -LTC Moulton has held many varied military assignments at the platoon, company, battalion, and brigade level, including Company Commander, Battalion Executive Officer, Brigade Operations Officer (S3), Brigade Material Management Officer, State Human Relations/Equal Opportunity Officer, and Joint Staff HQ's. -LTC Moulton was mobilized for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm with the 48th Infantry Brigade. LTC Moulton's full time career has included positions as Battalion Administrative Officer, Brigade Material Management Officer, State Equal Employment Manager, Human Resources Specialist-Labor Relations, Supervisory Personnel Management Specialist, and Deputy Human Resources Officer for the Georgia National Guard since 1996. -His military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3OLC), Army Achievement Medal (5OLC), Air Force Commendation Medal, State of Rhode Island National Guard Commendation Medal, and other numerous awards. LTC Moulton is a certified Mediator with the State of Georgia and the Atlanta Justice Center, a certified Hearing Examiner with the National Guard Bureau since 1996, a certified EO/EEO Investigator with National Guard Bureau, and a trained Diversity Facilitator. He is married to Janice, with four children and five grandchildren. He enjoys reading, yardwork, and spending time with family and friends. He has officiated high school basketball in Georgia for 35 years, and has held the position for 22 years as Association Secretary/Scheduler for 80 officials. He is Southern Baptist religious faith. LTC Moulton retired from the Georgia Army National Guard effective 31 July 2005, with a total of 37 years and 6 months service. -Crest Lawn Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. Source: The Macon Telegraph, Macon, GA, Mar. 25, 2007, extracted Sep. 27, 2007 Moyer, Jr., Donald Dean DONALD DEAN MOYER JR., 36, of Seffner died May 29 in Germany. A lifelong resident of the Tampa Bay area, he was a master sergeant and Chemical N.C.O. for the Army where he had served 17 years. He was a veteran of Desert Shield and Desert Storm and received the Saudi Arabian Service Medal with Two Bronze Stars. He is survived by his wife, Debra; three daughters, Lynnette and Geanette, both of Anniston, Ala., and Amanda of Keystone Heights; his parents, Donald D. Sr. and Charlotte of Keystone Heights; one brother, Alan of Seffner; and three sisters, Gail Hansman of Fort Lewis, Wash., Cindy Ose of Clairmel City and Sue VanLengen of Tampa. Garden of Memories-Myrtle Hill Funeral Home, Tampa. Source: The Tampa Tribune, Tampa, FL, June 7, 1992, extracted May 27, 2007 Mark C. Moynihan died in an A-10 aircraft accident near Boise on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, doing what he loved best, serving his country. Memorial service: Was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at St. John's Cathedral in Boise. Memorials: The family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, Pediatrics Division. Moynihan was born June 21, 1966, in Phoenix, Ariz., to Toni and Gerard (Jerry) Moynihan. He grew up as an Air Force "brat" at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, Hulburt Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., then Tempe, Ariz., while his father served in the Vietnam War as a pilot. The family moved to Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth in 1972. Moynihan attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated in 1988. After graduation, he followed in his father's footsteps and entered the Air Force. Completing undergraduate pilot training at Sheppard Air Force Base, he earned his Air Force wings on June 20, 1990. He was recognized as one of the best pilots in his graduation class. They bestowed upon him the nickname "Elvis." His initial assignment as an A-10 fighter pilot started in Royal Air Force Bentwaters, England, in June 1990. His excellent flying skills quickly earned him the rating of instructor pilot. During this assignment, he flew missions in Operation Provide Comfort, supporting Desert Storm, and earned four Aerial Achievement medals for his contributions to this major humanitarian relief effort. He moved on to the 8th Air Force, 45th Fighter Squadron at Grissom Air Force Base, Ind., in 1993. He was the chief of training, responsible for developing and executing the Combat Search and Rescue training programs supporting both active duty and reserve airmen. Deployed to the Middle East, he was instrumental as an A-10 Flight Lead supporting Operation Deny Flight, which patrolled the No Fly Zone in Iraq. Moynihan was cited for his "excellent airmanship" after preventing a U.N. convoy from being attacked by hostile forces and earned the Air Force Commendation Medal for his role. Moynihan was selected to train A-10 pilots at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona in February 1994, where he began a long and distinguished tour in the 357th Fighter Squadron. His outstanding accomplishments were continuously recognized by accolades of best instructor pilot, distinguished graduate from Squadron Officers School, expert flight examiner, outstanding flight commander, "355th Top Gun" and selection as the Air Force A-10 Demonstration Team pilot. His aerial demonstration team supported air shows in the United States, Canada and Mexico, serving as the Air Force Ambassador for over 60 million people. As the Air Force A-10 Demonstration pilot, Moynihan initiated a program of service, visiting children's hospitals and local schools where he used his celebrity status and compassionate nature to uplift hurting children and inspire young minds. He was instrumental in the development of the Heritage Formation Flight Program that teamed historical warbirds with modern jet fighters in formation flights for airshows around the country. He joined the Idaho National Guard in April 1999 and brought his Moynihan, Mark C. energy and enthusiasm for life and flying to the 190th Fighter Squadron in Boise. He was immediately deployed with the squadron in support of Operation Allied Force in Kosovo in May 1999. During his tenure as the A-10 Demonstration pilot, Moynihan met and fell in love with the beautiful and talented Laura Michelle Manfree, a neonatal intensive care nurse. She was the love of his life and the strongest supporter. The couple married in St. Petersburg, Fla. on April 14, 1999. Two weeks before his tragic death, she gave birth to his only child, Lauren Madison Moynihan. He was an outstanding individual, a truly gifted aviator and warm friend to all he met. He was a loving husband and a proud and devoted father. He influenced the lives of many and will be missed by all. Survivors: His loving wife, Laura; daughter, Lauren; father, Gerard Moynihan; mother, Toni McCoy; and brother, Jonathon McCoy. Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel Boise, Idaho, (208 ) 376-5400 Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, TX, Feb. 20, 2000, extracted May 28, 2007 Muffick, Kinsey Carl Muffick, Kinsey Carl Kinsey Carl Muffick, 32, of Morrisonville, died at 1:02 a.m. Thursday, January 10, 2002. He was born December 11, 1969, in Taylorville, the son of Paul D. and Deborah (Kent) Jones. He married Pamela Schuyler on December 28, 1996, in Morrisonville. He was an alignment specialist and a veteran of the Army 82nd Airborne, serving in Desert Storm. He was affiliated with the Morrisonville United Methodist Church and a participant with ABATE. He is survived by his wife: Pamela Muffick of Taylorville; daughter: Shonna Muffick of Taylorville; step-daughter: Caitlyn N. Miles of Springfield; mother: Deborah Kent of Morrisonville; father: Paul D. Jones of Bradenton, FL; grandparents: Bill and Irene Kent of Morrisonville; brother: Mark Muffick of Springfield; sister: Angela Muffick of Morrisonville; half-sister: Mary Jo Muffick of California; one nephew; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his step-father, Joseph Muffick, Jr. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2002, at Morrisonville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. David Glahn officiating. Burial will be in Morrisonville Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, January 14 at Moffitt-Perfetti Funeral Home in Morrisonville. Source: Breeze Courier, Taylorville, IL, Jan. 14, 2002, extracted Jun. 23, 2007 Muirhead, Joseph Joseph "Navy Joe" Muirhead, 57, of North Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, died Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at his home. Born July 21, 1949, in Jersey City, N.J., he was a son of the late Joseph F. and Marie (Dugan) Muirhead. A graduate of Highland Park High School in New Jersey, he continued his education by completing college courses while serving in the military. Joe enlisted in the U.S. Navy on September 16, 1967, and following training was sent on his first of two tours of duty in Vietnam. He found a career in the military and was rated as a hull technician and culinary specialist while in the service. He was called to war again in 1990, participating in Operation Desert Shield and continuing with Operation Desert Storm the following year. Joe retired on June 30, 1991, after 22 years of active service with the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer. He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by his wife, the former Edda Keefer, of Norfolk, Va.; sister Ann Marie Rodriquez, of Wilkes-Barre; brother Gary Muirhead, of Wilkes-Barre; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday from the M.J. McLaughlin Company, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Saint Aloysius Church. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Friends may call today from 6 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Kitchen, 39 E. Jackson St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-3709. Source: The Times Leader, Wilkes Barre, PA, July 12, 2007, extracted September 28, 2007. Mullen, Michael T., Jr. MICHAEL T. MULLEN JR. SERVED 23 YEARS IN U.S. ARMY Master Sergeant Michael T. Mullen Jr., retired, 58, of French Road died Friday morning at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Jackson. He was born in South Portland, Maine, a son of Michael Sr. and Glyndon Kennedy Mullen and attended local schools. He served in the Army for 23 years until his retirement, serving in Vietnam and Desert Storm. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars here and a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America. He also enjoyed collecting model trains and was a World War II historian. Surviving are his wife, Bennie Hardy Mullen of Braxton; two stepsons, Erin N. Barnett of Fort Worth, Texas, and Patrick K. Barnett of Council Bluffs, Iowa; a stepdaughter, Nicola B. Nearison of Minneapolis, Minn.; a brother, Martin of Cape Elizabeth, Maine; and a sister, Dorothy Feeney of South Portland, Maine. Visiting hours will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday at Jones, Rich and Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland, Maine. A funeral with full military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Maine Veteran's Memorial Cemetery Chapel in Augusta, Maine. Source: The Portland Press Herald, Portland, ME, Oct. 17, 1998, extracted June 25, 2007. FAMILY, FRIENDS MOURN DESERT SHIELD SOLDIER WEYMOUTH -- In a snow-covered corner of his native New England, Army Sgt. Jeffrey Mullin was buried yesterday with full military honors far from the heat of the Saudi Arabian desert, where he died at the age of 24 two days before the outbreak of war with Iraq. Mullen, Michael T., Jr. Mullin, Jeffrey His grief-stricken wife, Maria Guadaloupe (Saucedo) Mullin, a slim young woman in black, accepted one of three American flags presented to family members by a contingent of soldiers who served as pallbearers and as honor guard at graveside services at Village Cemetery. Other flags were presented to Sgt. Mullin's mother, D. Joanne (Balfe) MullinBlanchard of Kingston and his father, James F. Mullin Sr. of Pembroke. Sgt. Mullin was the 105th American killed in the Middle East as America prepared for war. At the cemetery, a 21-gun salute was fired as a large group of family and friends stood weeping beside Sgt. Mullin's flag-draped casket. In the distance, a bugler played taps. The silence was broken only by sobs and the cold wind rustling the large fir trees near the grave. A 1985 graduate of Weymouth South High School, Sgt. Mullin had been in the Army for six years, three of them in Germany. He was shipped to Saudi Arabia soon after Iraq invaded Kuwait on Aug. 2 and his wife returned to her home in Juarez, Mexico. In Saudia Arabia, Sgt. Mullin was assigned to tank duty with E Troop, 2d Battalion, Armored Cavalry Regiment. A member of Sgt. Mullin's family said yesterday the sergeant was found dead inside his tank following maneuvers. He said the family is awaiting results of an autopsy"Lupe" Mullin had met her husband while he was stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. Accompanied by her sister, she flew here for the funeral from Mexico with the infant daughter Sgt. Mullin had never seen. A photograph of 2-month-old Karla was buried with him. At St. Francis Xavier Church, where the funeral Mass was said at 10 a.m. yesterday, the gospel was read in both English and Spanish in deference to Mrs. Mullin. The selection, from St. Luke, tells of two of Jesus' disciples travelling to Emmaus after the crucifixion, bitter and disillusioned at the loss of their leader. On the road they meet a man who reveals himself as the resurrected Christ, shares the Eucharist with them and reassures them that he has risen, restoring their faith. The gospel was read in Spanish by Rev. Michael Kossack, chaplain at South Shore Hospital, and in English by church deacon Joseph Vitello of Weymouth. In his eulogy, Rev. Lawrence Drennan of St. Joseph's Parish in Lincoln, formerly of St. Francis, drew a parallel to the mood in the United States today . He said, "These two guys on that road were like us. They thought they had backed a loser. They were angry and depressed and had ambivalent feelings, as many Americans these days." "So what did Jesus say? Jesus said: What are you worried about? Can't you see that I am risen?" "There are some today who will say that America is on the road to Emmaus. Jeffrey's road to Emmaus took him out into the desert, but even the desert is a place of hope. Let us now begin again to heal one another even though we tremble inside. "Let us be confident that God is with us in these days. To Lupe, let me translate a message a Spanish woman asked me to give her: 'It's going to be alright. God is with us. May Jeffrey rest in peace and may he be a sign of hope for each of us. May his child, Karla, be for his family and for us the spirit of eternal life.' " Father Drennan spoke of the importance "of coming together to ritualize our grief. If God is for us in moments like this, who can be against us even though we tremble inside? So, we have to say goodby to a young man and we thank God for the gift of the liturgy that comforts us in these painful times when we must say goodby." To Lupe Mullin, he said in Spanish, "We care for you. We share your suffering. Things will resolve. Remember that God is first." The church was filled to capacity with mourners, many of them young people from among Sgt. Mullin's large family and friends, and a contingent of Weymouth police, colleagues of James F. Mullin Jr., one of Sgt. Mullin's three brothers, who is on the force. Four priests concelebrated the Mass. At the request of the Mullin family, "Be Not Afraid" and "God is Walking Beside Me" were played by church organist Ann Marie Read of Weymouth, along with the hauntingly beautiful, "On Eagles' Wings." As the young soldier's casket, now flag-draped, was borne from the church, "America the Beautiful" was played on both the organ and on the church chimes. In the end, as mourners moved reluctantly away from his grey steel casket, Sgt. Mullin's mother placed a single red rose on it, next to a bouquet of red- andwhite chrysanthemums left by his widow. "In normal circumstances," Father Drennan said, "children are supposed to go to the cemetery to bury their parents. In wartime, we go to bury our children." What he feared, Father Drennan said, was that Sgt. Jeffrey Mullin's funeral "would not be the last such that we see." A fund for Karla Mullin has been started. Donations may be sent to Karla Mullin Benefit Fund, c/0 South Weymouth Savings Bank, South Weymouth, Mass. 02190 Source: The Boston Globe, Boston, MA, Jan. 25, 1991, extracted May 25, 2007. Glen Edward Mullenix, a resident of the Redlands and Yucaipa area for 28 years, died May 17 at the Jerry L. Pettis VA Memorial Hospital from cancer. He was 52. Mullenix was born June 6, 1954, in Redlands. He graduated from Redlands High School in 1972 and enlisted in the Navy that year. He served in combat in Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm. He retired in 1993 as a decorated Grade 1 sonar technician. Survivors include spouse Sherri Mullenix of Yucaipa; domestic partner Sherry Lovelace of Redlands; sons Brian Mullenix, Chris Mullenix and Michael Mullenix, all of Yucaipa; brothers Jerry Mullenix and Dennis Mullenix of Redlands; and sister Joyce Hollie of Redlands. A memorial service will be held at 1:31 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Staging Area No. 6, Riverside. Source: Redlands Daily Facts, Redlands, CA, May 31, 2007, extracted Mullinex, Glen Edward Mullis, Johnny Steve September 24, 2007. Mr. Johnny Steve Mullis, 32, of 14820 Lucia-Riverbend Highway died March 11, 1992, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Funeral is 2 p.m. Sunday at Carothers Funeral Home in Mount Holly with the Rev. Flay Riddle officiating. Burial is in Hillcrest Gardens. Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Mr. Mullis, a set-up adjuster with AMP Inc. in Charlotte, was born in Gastonia, son of the late Jack Mullis. He was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves and served in Operation Desert Storm. He was a member of AmVets in Gastonia. Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Bernice Hoppers Mullis; brothers, Glen Mullis of Mount Holly, Paul Mullis; sister, Miss Rosemary Mullis. Mulvihill, Kristian William Source: The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, March 13, 1992, extracted May 27, 2007 LUVERNE, Minn. - Kristian William Mulvihill, 29, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1999, at his home following a lengthy illness with Ewing's Sarcoma. He was born Dec. 24, 1969, in Luverne, Minn. He grew up in Luverne and graduated from Luverne High School in 1988. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Sept. 19, 1988. In March 1991 he was sent overseas to serve in Operation Desert Storm. He was honorably discharged on Sept. 18, 1992. He then served in the Naval Reserves, stationed in Sioux Falls until his honorable discharge in 1996. He then returned to Luverne and worked at IBP while he attended Killian Community College in Sioux Falls. In September 1997, he moved to St. Paul. He worked at the Minneapolis Airport for Federal Express. He was also a school bus driver and worked at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery as a caretaker. In December 1998 he returned to Luverne. Survivors include his parents, David and Della of Luverne a sister, Stacia Poppens of Larchwood, Iowa a brother, Anthony of Moorhead, Minn. his grandmother, Minnie Mulvihill of Luverne one niece and several aunts and uncles. Funeral Mass begins at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Luverne, with burial in Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Engebretson Funeral Home in Luverne, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a Scriptural prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Source: Argus Leader, Sioux Falls, SD, Sept. 8, 1999, extracted July 13, 2007. Munoz, Miguel "Mike" Ramon, Sr. Miguel "Mike" Ramon Munoz Sr., 43, died Sunday at Eisenhower Medical Center in Fort Gordon, Ga. Born in Riverside, Mr. Munoz lived in Corona 19 years. He served in the U. S. Marine Corps for 23 years before he retired as a master sergeant. He was a Desert Storm veteran. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Flores-Munoz; a daughter, Kristie Wallis of Corona; three sons, Mike Jr., Antonio and Adrian, all of Corona; three grandchildren; his parents, Encarnacion Garza-Munoz of Corona and Alfredo Munoz, Miguel "Mike" Ramon, Sr. of Riverside; three brothers, Louis Sandoval of Riverside, Antonio of Ontario and Robert of Rialto; and three sisters, Ruby Fuentes of Riverside, Margarita Cook of San Jose and Anita of Texas. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Amor Outreach in Corona. Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday at Pierce Brothers Grimes Mortuary in Corona. Burial will be at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Riverside National Cemetery. Source: The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, CA, Sep. 26, 2001, extracted May 29, 2007 During the last days of Geoff Muntz's life, he and his 8-year-old son, Olzhas, shared tears and precious words they had for each other. Olzhas Muntz perched on the hospital bed of his "Papa," stroked his arm and told him how much he loved him and would miss him. Before bed on March 3, Lori Muntz read aloud a children's book about death to her son. Later that night, Mr. Muntz died in Greeley, after a two-year battle with multiple myeloma, a form of cancer of the blood that starts in the bone marrow. He was 57. "He knows that Geoff doesn't have to have any more chemo," Lori Muntz said of her son. "He's been talking about him being up in heaven and watching us." Mr. Muntz was born on Dec. 5, 1948, in Canton, Ohio, to Paul and Elzora Muntz and lived there until his family moved to Toledo when he was 10. Throughout his life, Mr. Muntz loved the outdoors, running and climbing. He was recognized as one of the "Bolder Boulder Boldest" members - reserved only for those who have participated in every race since the beginning in 1978. His young son has pledged to continue his father's tradition and wants to run in this year's race, Lori Muntz said. In 1971, Mr. Muntz earned a degree in education from the University of Toledo. Later, in 1984, he earned a Master's Degree in educational media from the University of Northern Colorado. While earning his undergraduate degree in Ohio, Mr. Muntz spent several summers in Colorado as a camp counselor at the Denver YMCA Camp Chief Ouray near Granby. After graduation in 1971, Mr. Muntz moved to Colorado and joined the Army. Shortly after graduation, he began teaching at Grant Junior High School and Lincoln High School. He left teaching in 1984 to pursue a career as a media specialist at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley. In 1996, Mr. Muntz began working at Poudre Valley Health Systems in Fort Collins in the education department. He also worked in information and design in the marketing and public-relations department. Mr. Muntz had an affinity for climbing Colorado's famous Fourteeners. When Mr. Muntz climbed to the summit of Pikes Peak in July 1988, he became the 414th person to climb all 54 of Colorado's Fourteeners. Muntz, Geoff "He wanted to have coffee and a doughnut at the top of his last peak," said his sister, Juanita Muntz. He celebrated the achievement in the small shop located at the summit. Mr. Muntz served as a staff sergeant in the Army National Guard from 1971 to 1991, and was a medic in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Juanita Muntz said. Shortly after he returned from the Iraq, he met his future wife, Lori Fried, through a mutual friend. "He was very easy to talk to," his wife said. "He was a very nonjudgmental person. You never thought you had to be a certain thing or way for him to like you or care about you." In 2001, the couple adopted their son, Olzhas, from Kazakhstan, an Asian country south of Russia. "We did a search on the Internet and my son's face popped up, and I said, 'There's my child!' so Geoff said, 'Let's bring him home,' " Lori Muntz said. They brought the boy home a few months later. "He was just a wonderful father - he had so much patience," Lori Muntz said. "We really felt (adopting Olzhas) was something that was meant to be, that he was meant to be." In addition to his wife and his son, Mr. Muntz is survived by his mother, Elzora Muntz, of Toledo; his sister, Juanita Muntz, of Portland, Ore.; his brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Barbara Muntz, of Toledo, Ohio; and several extended family members. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Muntz. Services were held earlier this month in Greeley. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Geoffrey L. Muntz Memorial for the Olzhas Muntz College Fund in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 28th St., Greeley, CO 80634. Source: Rocky Mountain News, CO, March 21, 2006, extracted September 22, 2007. Murdoch, George C. Murdoch, George C. Murdoch, George C., 37, of Largo, died Monday (April 29, 2002) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater, after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Miami and came here in 1966. He graduated from Clearwater High School and received a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of South Florida, Tampa. He was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society and recipient of its Courage Award for 2001. He was an advocate for the National Institutes of Health clinical trials for a cure for all cancers. He was a member of the Army Reserves and served during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He was president of Fully Rely on God's Salvation. He enjoyed fishing, boating, comedy and computers. Survivors include his wife, Jill; a son, Matthew, Largo; a sister, Marie Murdoch, Clearwater; three brothers, Jim, Clearwater, Paul, Rochester, N.H., and John, Seattle. National Cremation Society, Largo. Source: St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, FL, May 2, 2002, extracted Jun. Murdza, William A. 22, 2007 William ''Bill'' A. Murdza of Somers died Saturday at home. He was 64. He was born in Hartford and was an Enfield resident before moving to Somers four years ago. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 31 years, obtaining the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. He served during the Vietnam War and Desert Storm. Before retiring in 1994, he was employed as a quality assurance inspector with the U.S. government for many years. He had owned and operated Bill's ARCO in Enfield. He is survived by his longtime companion, Linda Hajec; two sons, William Murdza of Rutland, Mass., and Michael Murdza of Somers; six grandchildren; his mother, Elsie Murdza of Aurora, Colo.; three brothers, John P. Murdza of West Hartford, Ed Murdza of Somers and James R. Murdza of Enfield; and two sisters, his twin, Virginia ''Gin'' Cronsell of Colorado, and Tina Smith of New Mexico. His former wife, Judith Sullivan, died previously. Murphy, Lynn James Lynn James Murphy, 57, of 10433 Hayes Road, Wattsburg, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Pittsburgh, after a brief illness. He was born Nov. 9, 1943, in Erie, son of the late Martin and Anne Lenze Murphy. He owned and operated Tradewind Enterprises, an industrial supply company, for the past 16 years. He graduated form Erie Tech Memorial High School and attended Gannon University. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard in active and reserve duty for a total of 20 years. He participated in Operation Desert Storm. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Billy Simpson Post 470. He enjoyed playing pool and golfing. Survivors include his wife, Lynn "Sammy" Peebles Murphy, whom he married Oct. 25, 1988; two stepdaughters, Kim Snow of Corry and Denise Miller and her husband, Bill, of Erie; three sisters, Carol Keller and her husband, James, Norma Dinger and her husband, Richard, and Mary Straitwell and her husband, Leonard, all of Erie; three brothers, Dean Murphy and his wife, Monna, of Mesa, Ariz., Neil Murphy and his wife, Shirley, of Zephyrhills, Fla., Martin Murphy and his wife, Susie, of Merced, Calif.; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. at Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 105 Walnut St., Waterford. A service will follow at 8 p.m., with the Rev. Will Smith officiating. Cremation will follow, Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2115 W. 38th St., Murphy, Lynn James Erie, PA 16508. Source: Erie Times-News, Erie, PA, Oct. 20, 2001, extracted Jun. 2, 2007 BELOIT - Victor A. Murphy II, age 34, of Beloit, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2003, as a result of an automobile accident. He was born on Dec. 27, 1968, in Okeechobee, FL, the son of Victor A. and Nona Kay Hluhan Murphy. Victor was a 1988 graduate of Beloit Memorial High School. He was a Gulf War veteran, serving with the U.S. Navy. Victor was employed by Freedom Plastics. He was a member of the V.F.W. Psot 2306. Survivors include his parents, Victor and Nona Kay; sisters and brothers: Valerie (Paul) Flora Jr. of South Beloit, IL, Vickie (Steve) Souther of Albany, GA, Samuel D. Murphy of Mauston, WI, Valerie Hirst of Beloit, Vance (Eleanor) Hirst of Bergen, IL, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hirst of Beloit, Vickie (Leslie) Gay of Reedsburg, WI, Joann (Kenny) Ames of Los Angeles, CA, Nona Kay Long of Albuquerque, NM, and Virginia Long of Beloit; great aunt, Sophie Poole and her son, Wes, of Bethel Park, PA; aunt, Treasure (David) Harding of Alabama; uncles, Donald (Joyce) Hirst of Beloit and Larry (Judy) Hirst of Tomah, WI; nieces: Cassandra Murphy, who was like a sister, of Beloit, Brandi Flora of Wichita Falls, TX, Andrea and Nancy Souther; nephews, David Flora of New River, NC, and Nathan Souther; many other nieces and nephews; various aunts, uncles, and cousins; close friends: Michael Considine, P.J. Considine, and Bill Chamberlin; and too many other to mention. He was predeceased by his grandparents. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, in DALEY-MURPHY-WISCH AND ASSOCIATES FUNERAL HOME, 2355 Cranston Rd., Beloit, with Rev. Norman Starks officiating. Burial will be in Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens, South Beloit, IL. Visitation will be from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. A memorial will be established in his name at a later date. Source: The Janesville Gazette, Janesville WI, Dec. 12, 2003. Murray, Timothy A. Murray, Timothy A., 66, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Feb. 24, 2001) at home under the care of his family and hospice. Born in Bronx, N.Y., he came here in 1976 from Staten Island, N.Y. He was a former security systems specialist for Diebold Inc. and Foreline Security Corp. He was a member of the Church of the Transfiguration, the National Enlisted Reserve Association and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Sunshine City Post 6827. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Arlene; three daughters, Lenore Sinibaldi, Seminole, Colleen Murray, Largo, and Diane McDougal, Mount Juliet, Tenn.; a son, Timothy C., St. Petersburg; his mother, Nora Curtain Murray, Massapequa, N.Y.; a brother, Charles, Merrick, N.Y.; a sister, Catherine Powers, Levittown, N.Y.; and five grandchildren. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg. Source: St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, FL, Feb. 26, 2001, extracted May 31, 2007 Dr. John R. Musser Jr., 70, of Amesbury, passed away Friday, June 1, 2007, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa. He was born in Harrisburg, Pa., on July 26, 1936, and was raised in Sunbury, Pa., the son of John and Evelyn (Spicer) Musser. He graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa. and then the University of Pennsylvania Murphy, Victor A II Murray, Timothy A. Musser, John R. Medical School where he earned his medical doctorate, specializing in Orthopedics. He served 11 years of active duty in the United States Navy Medical Corps, with the United States Marine Corps, providing medical services to Marines deployed throughout the Mediterranean and during action in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic in 1965. He left active service from Chelsea, in 1973, after serving through the Vietnam conflict, relocating to Amesbury where he went into private practice serving patients at the former Amesbury Hospital and Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. He retired in 2004 from Seacoast Orthopedics Associates, an organization which he founded. Dr. Musser served in various positions on the Anna Jaques Hospital staff to include Chief of Surgery and president of the board of directors. Dr. Musser became an active member of the Navy Reserve in 1989 and volunteered to return to active duty in support of Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm in 1991, serving aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort as the Officer in Charge of the medical staff. Upon his return from the Gulf, he continued to serve in the Navy Reserve, retiring as a Navy captain, and as the director of Health Care Services for Naval Reserve Readiness Command Region One (New England) in 1996. He was actively in many church and community activities, including serving on the board of directors for the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire Pregnancy Care Clinic, and was instrumental in opening the satellite clinic in Amesbury. He also served the Holy Family Parish of Amesbury as a lecturer, cantor, Eucharistic minister and long-time member of the choir. He was an avid skier, passionate kayaker, rower, sailor and swimmer on Lake Attitash, as well as a studied bird watcher. His presence on the lake, in Strathmere Club and in the lives of so many friends and family will be missed, though surely, our loss is heaven's gain. Dr. Musser was preceded in death by his wife, the former Helen (Laurie) Lauerman of Marinette, Wis., who passed away May 6, 2007. He is survived by his three children, John R. Musser III of Gloucester, Va., Steven J. Musser of San Diego, Calif. and Theresa (Musser) Torrance of Playa del Rey, Calif.; his grandchildren, Amanda M. Musser, John R. Musser IV, Luke A. Musser, Kelsey C. Musser and Cassady K. Musser; his sisters, Barbara (Musser) Talifero of Brandon, Fla., Frances (Musser) Gass of Elizabeth City, N.C. and his brother William Musser of Mifflinburg, Pa. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, June 9 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church of the Holy Family Parish, School Street, Amesbury. Calling hours will be held Friday, June 8, 4-7 p.m. at St. Joseph's Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to the Association for Frontotemporal Dementias, AFTD, payable to AFTD, 100 North 17th Street, Suite 600, Philadelphia, PA 19103 or to the Holy Family Parish Renovation Fund, 6 Allen's Ct., Amesbury, MA 01913. Source: Amesbury News, Amesbury, MA, June 8, 2007, extracted September Musser, Randee Keith 26, 2007. Randee Keith Musser, 47, of 131 Refton Road, New Providence, died Saturday morning in a traffic accident on Route 222 in West Lampeter. He worked for the past nine months as a truck driver for Oehme Contract Carriers of Lititz. Before that he drove a truck for Eastern Consolidation and Distribution Co. in Mechanicsburg. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was called to active duty for Desert Storm. A 1970 graduate of Conestoga Valley High School, he was a member of American Legion Post 56 of Lititz and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1463 of Lititz. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Rosine Keath Musser of Lancaster and the late Earl C. Musser Jr. Surviving besides his mother are two sons, Ryan K. Musser of New Providence and Michael McCue of Florida; a daughter, Misty R. Musser of New Providence; a sister, Kim M., married to Richard Barnes of Lancaster; maternal grandmother Estella F. Keath of Ephrata; and a companion, Susan Barbour of New Providence. Source: Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster, PA, Jan. 3, 2000, extracted May 28, 2007 ROBERT D. MYERS, 59, of 3299 Brevard, State of Tennessee probation officer, died Saturday. Forest Hill Funeral Home South has charge. He was a Korean War veteran and had served in Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait. He was also a member of Goodman Oaks Church of Christ. Myers, the husband of Ruth Myers, also leaves five daughters, Mrs. Julia Smith, Mrs. Susan Rogers and Mrs. Claudia Ellison, all of Memphis, Mrs. Laura Thompson of Huntsville, Ala., and Mrs. Barbara Bird of Laurel, Md.; a son, Bruce Myers of Tampa, Fla.; a brother Dewey Myers of Canton, Ohio, and 13 grandchildren. Source: The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN, June 10, 1991, extracted May 23, 2007. M Myers, Robert D.
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