Obituary, John Harry Furrow

Obituary of John Harry Furrow

John Harry Furrow, 95, of Winston-Salem, NC passed away peacefully Sunday, March 27, 2022.

A native of Roanoke, VA, John was the husband of 72 years to Barbara Spencer Furrow and the son of Harry Furrow and Elizabeth Mayo Furrow, both deceased. John was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving on the USS Franklin during WWII.

John was a devout follower of Christ, setting an example for all to follow. His greatest contentment in life was found in service to others and to his country, and commitment to his faith and God. After retiring, John pioneered a charity program to feed the hungry in Roanoke, he helped with disaster relief efforts in North Carolina and West Virginia, and he raised money for a women’s domestic violence shelter, just to name a few. John will always be remembered for being a loving husband, a father who always made time for his children, and a “paw paw” who taught his grandchildren the many lessons of life.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara; daughters, Connie Powell and husband, Mark, and Tammy Kish and husband, Scott; son, Mike Furrow; five grandchildren, Matthew Walters and wife, Sarah, Christopher Walters and wife, Stacy, Daniel Walters and wife, Trisha, Kyle Kish, and Sydney Kish; numerous great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and two sisters, Judith Marshall, and Jane Jessee.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by three sisters, Virginia Swann, Marguerite Charles, and Georgia Belangia; and one brother, Hayden Furrow.

Funeral services celebrating his life will be held 2:00PM Monday, April 4, 2022 at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Services Kernersville Chapel with Rev. Skip Furrow officiating. Following the service, the family will receive friends at Reynolda Church Kernersville, 367 W. Bodenhamer Street, Kernersville, NC 27284. Interment with military honors will be held 9:00AM Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at Salisbury National Cemetery, Salisbury, NC.

Friends and family may view, and sign the guestbook at http://www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Next Step Ministries, 955 NC 66, Kernersville, NC 27284 http://www.nextstepdv.org

Obituary, Charles J. Sakowicz

Charles J. Sakowicz

Chicopee, MA — Charles Joseph Sakowicz was born in Whately, MA on March 30, 1926 to Bertha (Wojick) and Joseph Sakowicz and died peacefully in Holyoke on July 10, 2021. He attended Deerfield Schools and enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17 to fight in WW II. He was a true patriot and a gunner on the carrier USS Franklin which was attacked by Japanese bombers. Charlie was featured in the book “American Veterans.” After returning home, he married Florence (Whitaker) now deceased, in 1948 in Greenfield and together they raised three children: Gary (Geri), David (Shirley), Sandra Laude (Paul).

He worked in sales for the Millers Falls Tool Co. and retired from Erving Paper Mill. Charlie enjoyed swimming, woodworking, reading National Geographic magazines as well as watching old westerns on TV.

Charles was predeceased by his second wife Katherine (Sliva-Gates). He most recently resided in Chicopee with his latest wife Kathleen (Stoudenmeyer). Charles is survived by his three children, and a stepson John Gates. He leaves a legacy of eight grandchildren: Laura, Rebecca, Debby, Jennifer, Jeff, Taml, Christina, Michael and a step granddaughter Gail. Additionally, he leaves 21 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Charles will be on Friday (07/16/2021) at 12:00 noon at Wrisley Funeral Home, 90 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, with Fr. Philippe Roux officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, South Deerfield. There will be a time of visitation with family preceding the service, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Expression of Sympathy available at www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com.

Published by The Recorder on Jul. 14, 2021.

Obituary, Walter A. Jordan Jr.

Vero Beach – Walter A. Jordan Jr. Born October 10, 1925 in Scarborough, Maine and died July 24, 2021 in Vero Beach, Florida. He was a resident of Vero Beach, Florida. He worked 17 years for Piper aircraft before retiring. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy when he was 17-years-old, and served three years in which he was a survivor of the USS Franklin which was bombed by Japanese planes on March 19, 1945.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Mary Alice Peters Jordan; a daughter, Gayle M. Quay of South Carolina; two sons, Walter A. Jordan III (Mick) of Georgia and Gregory Jordan (Greg) of Vero Beach; a step-daughter, S. Eloise Jenkins.

A Memorial Service will be held on August 12, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 7966 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32966. Officiant Rev. Bert C. Wilson, Senior Pastor.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Walter’s memory to one of the following: Hospice House of Vero Beach, FL; Faith Baptist Church of Vero Beach, FL; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or .

Published by TC Palm from Aug. 6 to Aug. 10, 2021.

Obituary, Wesley Whiting

Bette Lou Whiting, 89, passed away on Sunday, August 15th in Lebanon. Her husband, Wesley Whiting, 93, passed away on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020, also in Lebanon. Bette was born in December of 1931 to Raymond and Ava (Buffington) Sumstine in Eugene. Bette was born and raised in Eugene, and graduated from Willamette High school. Wesley was born in August of 1926 to Walter and Betty (Burnete) Whiting in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He joined the United States Navy and served during WWII on the U.S.S. Franklin.

After the service Wesley made his way to Eugene where he met and married Bette. Together they lived in Eugene and then Junction City. While in Junction City Bette owned a fabric store called “Threads N’ Things.” Wesley worked for Pacific Northwest Bell, a telephone company, as their central office technician. After 40 years they then moved to Arizona. In 2007 they returned to Oregon where they resided until passing away.

Wesley was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters, Job’s Daughters, and was the telephone union president. Bette was also a member of the Independent Order of Foresters and Job’s Daughters as well as the Order of the Eastern Star.

They are survived by their two children, Michael (Janette) Whiting of Lebanon and Carole (Victoria) Whiting of Hudson, New Hampshire; and eight grandchildren. To leave your condolences for their family, please visit www.hustonjost.com.

Obituary, Heinz “Hank” Zeller

WWII Navy veteran, AT&T lineman and phone engineer Heinz “Hank” Zeller was born March 7, 1924 in Schorn Dorf, Germany. He passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on February 7, 2022. Hank was cared for by Staten Island University Hospice and his aide Gifty during his final months. He immigrated to the United States with his family when he was a toddler. He was a graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School. Hank proudly served in the Navy as an electrician mate 3rd class during World War II. He was aboard the USS Franklin when it was attacked by the Japanese. He was one of a skeleton crew that sailed the Franklin back to port and received a letter of Commendation, the Asiatic Pacific medal, American Theatre medal and Victory medal for his effort. Hank spent his career of 42 years at AT&T as a lineman and phone engineer. He met his wife Dolores on the Staten Island Express bus. Their romance led to a happy marriage of 35 years. Hank and Dolores enjoyed trying new restaurants and considered themselves unofficial restaurant critics. Hank is survived by his wife Dolores (DeMarzio), sister-in-law Judith DeMarzio, and several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his sister Eleanora Hellebrener. Visitation will be Saturday February 12, 2022 at the Harmon Funeral Home 571 Forest Ave from 3:00 to 8:00pm. Religious services will be held at the funeral home at 5:00pm Saturday. Harmon Funeral Home 571 Forest Avenue Staten Island, NY 10310 (718) 442-5056

Published by Staten Island Advance from Feb. 9 to Feb. 10, 2022.

Obituary, Roland Young

Roland “Swede” Young left this world on March 7th, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. His children; Perry, Kathy, Rae, Becky, Linda, and his special friend, Ruth were at his side when he passed away. He was 96 years old. He was born May 27th, 1925 on the family farm in Russell, Kansas, to Daniel and Addie Young. He was the youngest child born to a family with five brothers and three sisters. He spent his childhood living and working on the family farm. At the age of 17, with special permission, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy to join his brothers in the war effort. During World War II he served from 1942 to 1946 in both the Atlantic and the Pacific. He was Gunner Mate that served on several merchant ships before being transferred to the Aircraft Carrier the USS Franklin. He was serving on the USS Franklin on March 19th, 1945 when it was hit off the coast of Japan. He was rescued after spending 5 1/2 hours in the Pacific. His story is featured in the documentary “USS Franklin Honor Restored”. After being discharged at the end of the war, he went to work in the oil industry, which became his lifetime career. Swede worked for over 50 years in drilling and production. He was respected and admired and was a mentor to several generations in the industry. He was known to be an honest, hardworking, loyal, and dedicated individual to both his work and family. He combined this with a fun-loving, mischievous sense of humor and wit. He worked and raised his family in Louisiana, Kansas, and Nebraska, before moving in 1976 to Colorado. With his wife, Joan (married May 12, 1954) he made a home in Fort Morgan until her passing in 1998. Swede enjoyed travel, camping, fishing with his family, and a set of lifelong friends. He was active with the Elks and the VFW, and always ready for a game of cribbage, especially with his granddaughter Pamela. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were a source of great comfort and pride to him, in his final years. Roland “Swede” is survived and missed by his special friend; Ruth McReynolds of Ft. Morgan, CO. His children: Perry W Young (Peggy) of Abita Springs, LA; Kathy Young of Firestone, CO; Rae “Jeannie” Young of Firestone, CO; Rebecca “Becky” Rowland (Ed) of Ft. Morgan, CO; Linda Young (Michael) of Ft. Morgan, CO. He will be loved and remembered by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Perry Young (Cindy) with Emma and Elise; Amanda Young of Louisiana. Roland “RJ” Young (Tabatha) with Savannah, Tristin, and Brayden; Pamela Rowland of Colorado. He was preceded in death by His wife, Joan, and his daughter, Addie Young. Services will be at the First Christian Church in Fort Morgan, Saturday, March 12th at 10:30 AM with military services at the cemetery followed by lunch at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation of time and service to a US veteran.
Published by The Fort Morgan Times on Mar. 11, 2022.

Obituary, Charles R. Dunn

DUNN Charles R. “Dynamite” Dunn, age 81, passed away Sunday, August 8, 2004. He was born in Nashville, TN, but has resided in Jacksonville all of his life. He was proud to serve in the U. S. Navy during WW II, having served on the U.S.S. Core (CVE-13), U.S.S. Franklin (CV-13), U.S.S. Essex (CV-9), and the U.S.S. Wasp (CV-7). Mr. Dunn retired from JEA after 32 1Ú2 years of service as a T&D Foreman. He was a longtime Christian and most recently a member of Murray Hill United Methodist Church. He also was a member of the Ezra Masonic Lodge #67. Survivors include his wife of almost 29 years, Edith Dunn; 3 sons, Dale Dunn (wife, Chris), Dan Dunn (wife, Nancy), Don Dunn (wife, Gail); step-son, David Smith (wife, Janice), step-daughter, Pam Rogers (husband, Gary); 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, 5 step great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Russell Dunn, Thomas Dunn, Raymond Dunn; 3 sisters, Cathryn Burner (husband, Clarence), Jeannette Wolfe (husban d, Larry), Lovedine Stoy (husband, Otto). He was preceded in death by a sister, Nellie Gill. Funeral services will be held 2 PM Thursday, August 12, 2004 in Murray Hill United Methodist Church, 4101 College St. with Dr. Nate Boles officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery (Gate #2). The family will receive friends from 7-9 PM Wednesday evening at HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME, 729 S. Edgewood Ave. For those who prefer, donations may be made to Murray Hill United Methodist Church, 4101 College St., Jax., FL 32205. Please sign the Guestbook at Jacksonville.com

Obituary, David M. Baruch

David M. Baruch, age 95, beloved husband of Barbara (d. 2011), devoted father of Lisa (Robert Johnson) Baruch and Rachel (Michael) Yackley; cherished grandfather of Yosef and Aisha Johnson, and Rebecca Yackley; treasured great-grandfather of Liam Delarme and Barbara Johnson; dear companion of Margaret Seres; also survived by many loving family and friends. David was a psychiatric social worker who spent 30 years as the Administrator of the Loretto Hospital Outpatient Mental Health Clinic, as well as 10 years with the Illinois Dept. of Mental Health in state clinics and hospitals. After he retired, David enjoyed many travels around the world, especially to Barcelona, Spain, where he was born. David was a proud Navy veteran who survived the bombing of the USS Franklin aircraft carrier at the end of WWII. He and Barbara were founding members of Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County, and active, lifelong members. Memorial service Friday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m. Congregation Etz Chaim, 1710 S. Highland Ave., Lombard, 60148. Private burial. Donations may be made to Etz Chaim’s Barbara Baruch Religious School Fund. Info: Chesed v’Emet, Rudy Lerner, Funeral Director, 847-577-0856, www.chesedvemet.com.

Obituary, George Marshall Freck

Marlton – George Marshall Freck died peacefully on November 30, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.

George was born on July 14, 1927 in Jacksonville, Florida to George and Isabelle (Hanna) Freek. George spent his childhood growing up on the banks of the Mississippi River in Cordova, Illinois, where he developed his love of the outdoors. From there, he proudly joined the US Navy to serve during World War II in the Pacific from 8-14-1944 to 06-06-1946. He later re-enlisted to serve during the Korean War from 09-21-1950 to 06-01-1952. He met and married his bride, Rosemarie (Famiglietti) Freck in Brooklyn, NY. He was a devoted husband for 55 years until she died in 2003. They loved and cherished their three incredible children, Katherine Ann (Ralph) Gregory, Robert (Michele) Freck and George (Joan) Freck. He was predeceased by his son, George, in 1993. George was admired and adored by his grandchildren, Georgette Mastrogianni, Allison Bucks, Jennifer (Jeffrey) Negro, Rachel (Roberto) Freck-Morales, Anthony Freck, Paul Freck and Michael (Gina) Freck. He left behind eleven great-grandchildren, Olivia, Francesca, Stefania, John, James, Lola, Layla, Natalie, Ethan, Gregory, and Daniel who all reveled in the amazing stories of his life. George had an absolute love for the outdoors and wildlife; he was an avid fisherman who found his peace on the water, a trait passed down to and shared with his youngest son. George had an insatiable thirst for knowledge, he was always reading, questioning and researching, a trait passed down to and shared with his two older children. It could be argued George’s favorite thing to do was listen to, watch or attend NY Yankee games, a trait he passed down to and shared with most of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. George will forever be missed by his family. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 3, 2021 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Rd., Middletown. A prayer service will be held during the visitation. Burial will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 11:30 am at Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in George’s name to Wounded Warrior Project at woundedwarriorproject.org/donate or the Audubon Society at audubon.org.

Posted online on December 01, 2021

Published in Asbury Park Press

https://www.app.com/obituaries/asb273261

Obituary, Gilbert “Gene” Eugene Baca


Gilbert Eugene Baca “Gene” left us on November 18, 2021 after a long, satisfying and full life of 94 years and 7 months. He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas Montoya Baca and Mary Isabel “May” McAuley Baca and three brothers, Ernest Mitchell, Robert Thomas “Bobby “and a stillborn brother. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Bonnie Baca, a sister-in-law Marion Baca, and several nieces and nephews.

He was born April 19, 1927 in the house his grandfather, A.B. Baca, Sr. built in 1910 in Socorro, NM. His great uncle, Elfego Baca, of NM fame was the youngest brother of A.B., Sr. Gilbert attended school in Socorro until his senior year of high school when his family moved to San Pedro, California, where he graduated from high school at the age of 16. Upon graduation Gilbert asked the US Post Office if they could hire him for any type of work, thinking he could load packages or other chores since he knew he was too young to work as a federal employee. However, the post office was desperate for help since most able-bodied men were fighting in WWII, so he was given a uniform and a sack of mail and embarked on what became a life-long postal career. Just barely 18 years old he joined the Navy serving on three carriers: the USS Cowpens in Pearl Harbor, where he saw action in the Pacific, the USS Kitty Hawk and finally the USS Franklin CV-13, while under repairs in NYC, Brooklyn naval yard where he worked in the mail room returning letters after having to stamp them KIA and MIA. After discharge as Seaman 1st Class K Division, he returned to San Pedro continuing his career at the US Post Office, this time as a full-fledged federal civil servant. He worked as a letter carrier, supervisor, and finally as manager of the West Los Angeles Post Office before retirement. He then worked for three plus years for the City of Los Angeles as a golf starter which he loved since he was an avid golfer and could play golf at any Los Angeles Golf Course at any time.

In 1989 he and Bonnie moved to Rio Rancho, NM where Gil enjoyed life immensely, playing golf, enjoying lots of friends, enjoying watching their beloved USC Trojan college football games which they held season tickets for many years. They enjoyed travelling extensively and for the past fifteen plus years attending their yearly USS Franklin reunions with all of their “Franklin Family”. He was a member of the American Legion and a life-long member of the VFW. Gil lived a long happy life filled to the brim.

His viewing and visitation service will be at 11:00 am on December 15, 2021, at Daniels Funeral Home, 4310 Sara Road, SE, Rio Rancho followed by internment at 2:15 pm at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 Guadalupe St., Santa Fe, NM

Originally posted here: https://www.danielsfuneral.com/obituary/GilbertGene-Baca