Clair Burton Gamble
Clair B. Gamble, 94, died December 30, 2017 in Lakewood, CO. he was born September 12, 1923 to Russell Oscar and Mary Elizabeth Gamble in Winterset, Iowa. He was preceded to heaven by his mother, father, daughter Mary Elizabeth and wife E. Elizabeth (Betts) Gamble, brothers Jack, Kelly and Billy. He is survived by daughters Susan M. (Steve) Schamel, Barbara A. Hansen, Jennifer J. (Dave) Zuech; son Gregory G. (Vicky) Gamble; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.
Clair attended the U.S. Naval Academy and served in the Navy on the USS Astoria in WWII. After his military service he worked as a national bank examiner until his retirement.
He loved the outdoors and was passionate about his horses and gardening. He helped establish, maintain and support the Colorado Trail Association.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, January 8, 2018, 10:30 AM, Horan & McConaty, 3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, CO. Interment will follow at Fort Logan National Cemetery at 12:15 PM, Area "C".
Posted: 26 Jan 2018
Kurt Francis Dorenkamp '49
Captain Kurt F. Dorenkamp, U.S. Navy (Ret), 93, passed away on October 19, 2017, at The Glen at Willow Valley, Lancaster, PA. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Leo and Wilhelmina (Bonas) Dorenkamp. He is survived by his best friend and wife of 64 years, Mary E. (Doyle) Dorenkamp. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Pat Dorenkamp Reese, wife of Tim, and Peggy Dorenkamp Hebert, wife of Louis, and his son, Joseph Dorenkamp. Also surviving are Grandsons Jason Reese, LT Chris Reese USN, Marc Hebert, Jack Hebert, Kurt M. Dorenkamp and Evan Dorenkamp; and Granddaughters Sara Reese, Jennifer Dorenkamp, Olivia Dorenkamp and Skylar Dorenkamp. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Kathleen Dorenkamp; his son, Frank Dorenkamp; his Granddaughter, Alysa Reese; and his Grandson, Jeffrey Dorenkamp.
Kurt was inducted into the U.S. Navy on February 14, 1943. He achieved the rating of Motor Machinist Mate 2nd class and then successfully competed for a Secretary of the Navy Fleet appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. After graduating from the Academy in 1949 he served on the submarines USS Tusk (SS426), USS Sarda (SS488), USS Paddle (US263) and USS Bugara (SS331) and was the Commanding Officer of the USS Volador (SS490). Subsequently he was Commander Submarine Division 31. Two other interesting assignments were Operations and Plans Officer on the Staff of Commander Submarine Flotilla Eight in Naples, Italy, where they tried to keep the submerged U.S. and Soviet submarines from running into each other. The other was a 6 ½-year tour as a special projects manager on the staff of the National Underwater Reconnaissance Office, home of the “unmentionables.”
Captain Dorenkamp’s major awards were the Legion of Merit, two Navy Commendation Medals, the Navy Expeditionary Medal and the WWII Victory Medal. After spending 33 ½ years in the Navy, Captain Dorenkamp spent another 33 ½ years in Navy RDT&E before retiring at the age of 85.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Friday, November 24, 2017, beginning at 11:00 AM at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543. Private interment with Military Honors at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Kurt’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home, Lititz Pike
3110 Lititz Pike
Posted: 25 October 2017
Thomas Fletcher Lechner
CAPT Thomas F. Lechner, USN (Ret.), 93, of Potomac, MD died on October 24, 2017. He was born and reared in Detroit, MI, attended Kenyon College in Ohio, Illinois Institute of Technology, and the U.S. Naval Academy (Class of 1949). He was the 1943 Ohio Conference backstroke champion while at Kenyon, Captain of the Illinois Tech swimming team in 1945, and received All American swimming honors at the Naval Academy in 1946 and 1947. He was elected Captain of the USNA swimming team.
After completing Navy Flight School, he was a jet fighter pilot with Fighter Squadron VF-112 in the Korean War, flying the F9F Panther from the Aircraft Carriers USS PHILIPPINE SEA and KEARSARGE. He was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal for Combat and three Air Medals. He then attended the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he earned a Master’s Degree in Industrial Management.
After a tour as Plane Commander in a Heavy Attack Squadron VAH-5, flying A3D Skywarriors from USS FORRESTAL, he became an Aeronautical Engineering Duty Officer. He served the Navy as Engineering Officer for the A3J and RA5C Vigilante Aircraft, at the North American Plant, Columbus, Ohio; as Class Desk Coordinator for the A6 Intruder Aircraft in the Naval Air Systems Command, Washington, DC, and as the Head of the Aerodynamics Laboratory at the Naval Ship Research & Development Center, Carderock, MD.
He served on the Staff, Commander Naval Air Force, Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, VA from 1968-1970, where he was responsible for the maintenance of all the Navy attack airplanes in the Atlantic Fleet, and then became the Staff Comptroller.
As the Naval Plant Representative in the Westinghouse Defense and Electronics Systems Center, Baltimore, MD from 1970-1972, Captain Lechner administered the Department of Defense contracts for the Navy, Army, Air Force, NASA and Coast Guard.
He was the Commanding Officer of the Naval Air Engineering Center, Philadelphia, PA and Lakehurst, NJ from 1972-1975, and Deputy Commander for Material Acquisition for the Naval Electronic Systems Command (NAVELEXSYSCOM) in Washington, DC, from 1975-1977. He retired in 1977.
After retirement from the Navy, he was the Business Manager for Hood College from 1977-1987, and then served as a consumer protection specialist for the Maryland Attorney General’s office.
He competed in the Maryland Senior Olympics through his eighties and taught swimming for 10 years in Montgomery County to adults with disabilities and adults in training.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Maria-Waid “Bim” McKnight Lechner.
Survivors include children Thomas M. Lechner of Rockville, Waid V. Lechner of Silver Spring, Melinda M. “Lindy” Ramsey (Michael) of Westerville, OH; grandchildren Thomas C. “YT” Lechner, Mary Ellen Bliss (Andrew), Rachel W. Ramsey, Sarah M. Ramsey, great grandchildren Elizabeth M. Lechner, Mariah P. Lechner, and Zachary T. Conner.
Memorial Service to be held on Sunday, November 19, 2017, 1:00 PM, at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, Maryland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jewish Foundation for Group Homes, 1500 E. Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD 20852.
Posted: 21 Nov 17
John Alfred Tickham
LCDR John A. Tinkham, U. S. Navy (Ret), 90, of Virginia Beach, passed away on November 12, 2017. He was born in Massachusetts, the son of the late Mildred and Alfred Tinkham. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Marilynn West Tinkham, and his sister, Barbara Conant. He is survived by his daughter, Nancy Tinkham; her husband, Darren Provine; his three grandchildren, Carolyn, Emily, and Luke Tinkham Provine; and his brother, Donald Tinkham.
He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1949 and served in the Navy for 20 years. After retiring from the Navy, he wanted to study peaceful ways of crafting a just society, so he returned to school to study political science, earning a master's degree from the College of William and Mary and a doctorate from the Catholic University of America, and he became a political science professor, teaching both in the United States and for the Navy overseas.
Visitation for John was held on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Altmeyer Funeral Home (5792 Greenwich Rd. Virginia Beach, Virginia) from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m., at Talbot Park Baptist Church, 6919 Granby Street, Norfolk, Virginia.
The burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfh.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Nov. 17, 2017
Marilynn West Tinkham passed to her heavenly reward May 2, 2010 at Bayside Sentara Hospital, Virginia Beach. Lynn was the devoted wife of John Tinkham for 56 years, devoted mother of Nancy, and devoted Grammie of Carolyn, Emily and Luke Provine of Glassboro, N.J. She was a faithful disciple of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Lynn was born Oct. 18, 1924, daughter of Albert Matthew and Dottie Coe West in Comanche, Okla., where she was valedictorian of her high school class. She was the former secretary of Talbot Park Baptist Church, Norfolk, and a member of the Thoroughgood Garden Club. A funeral will be conducted at Talbot Park Baptist Church on Friday, May 7, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Keith Martin and the Rev. Gordon Paulson officiating. The burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Talbot Park Baptist Church or the Officers' Christian Fellowship, 3784 South Inca St., Englewood, CO 80110-3405.
Obituarydata.com Posted: 21 Nov 17
Edward Lane Alderman
CAPT Edward Lane Alderman, USN (Ret) of Brentwood, TN, died on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. He was born in Wartrace, TN on February 10, 1926, the fifth child of Sadie and David Alderman.
Ed grew up in Wartrace and was graduated from Wartrace High School in 1943. He immediately went into the Navy V-12 program at Tulane University. From there he received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy and was graduated in 1949.
In 1950 he married his high school sweetheart, Jean Ashley, who survives. Together they spent the next 25 years living in various Navy ports, including Monterey, CA where he received a Masters degree in Electronics Engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. He served for 3 years on the USS Iowa and then spent the last 10 years of his Navy career in Washington, DC, retiring as a Captain in 1975.
Upon retirement, Ed and Jean returned to Tennessee and settled in Nashville. With a life-long interest in the law, he enrolled in Nashville School of Law and was graduated with a JD in 1980. He taught at the Southeastern Paralegal Institute and practiced law part-time.
Ed was active his entire life in the Presbyterian Church, serving as an elder in a number of congregations throughout the country and also as a member of presbytery and synod committees, as well as a delegate to the General Assembly. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Nashville, where he served many years as an elder and Sunday School teacher.
Ed was predeceased by his son, the Rev. Dr. E. Lane Alderman, Jr. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Claire Pratt (Roger) of Washington, DC, daughter-in-law, Ellie Alderman, of Roswell, GA, grandchildren David Pratt (Grace), Ashley Alderman, Andrew Pratt (Corrie), Daniel Alderman (Desi), Mary Perry (Brent), and five great-grandsons.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 2pm at First Presbyterian Church, Nashville, TN.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 4815 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN 37220 or Columbia Theological Seminary, 701 S. Columbia Dr., Decatur, GA 30030.
Published in Tennessean on Sept. 28, 2017 Posted: 14 December 2017
Eugene St. Clair Ince
Eugene St. Clair (Bud) Ince, RADM USN (Ret) passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his loving family on December 13, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was born in Goshen, Indiana on October 18, 1926. He left home for the Navy at age 17, graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1949 and received his Master's in International Relations from George Washington University in 1964. He served his country as a naval aviator in Korea and later joined the 7th Fleet as a cryptologist. He rose through the ranks of naval intelligence, serving as Deputy Director, National Security Agency, and retiring as Rear Admiral, Director of Naval Security Group Command in 1980.
In 1949, Bud married Jean Gregory of Oak Park, Illinois. The story of their engagement, "An Evening at the Waldorf," was first published in Gourmet magazine in 1978 and has been widely republished. The couple raised five children as they moved from port to port, over three rewarding decades in the Navy. Upon retirement, they purchased a small farm in Madison County, Virginia and together created "St Clair," a gracious and treasured home that served as the heart of the Ince family for 35 years.
In addition to serving his country with distinction, RADM Ince was a scholar and gentleman. An avid student of literature, poetry, theatre, philosophy and history he distilled complex subjects with clarity and wit, and was a model of life-long learning, honor and integrity. RADM Ince took great pride in his naval career, but was most proud of his 60-year marriage to his beloved Jean and the loving family they created.
Bud was predeceased by his wife, Jean Gregory Ince and his daughter, Julie Harwood Ince-Thompson of Belmont, MA (Tommy Thompson). He is survived by his son, John Hottel Ince, Barboursville, VA; and his daughters, Jaymie Ince Upton (Richard L.), Richmond, VA, Janet Helen Ince Glennie-Smith (Nicholas H.), Charlottesville, VA and Ann Ince-McKillop, Washington, DC; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service at the Madison Presbyterian Church at 11 o'clock, Saturday, December 23. In April, the Admiral will be laid to rest with Full Military Honors at the USNA Chapel and interred alongside his beloved Jean at the USNA Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Madison County Boys and Girls Club, 1809 North Main Street, Madison, VA 22727, would be appreciated.
The Washington Post Dec. 19, 2017
Alan Yale Levine
CAPT Alan (Al) Yale Levine, SC, USN (Ret), 90, passed away October 14, 2017 in Scottsdale, AZ. Al was born in New Jersey October 31, 1926. He attended Middlebury College studying Engineering Electronics. He enlisted in the Navy in 1944 and was at Worcester College when he received a congressional appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy, entering in 1945. He graduated with the Class of 1949 June 3rd, receiving a BS degree and being commissioned ensign in the Supply Corps.
Duty assignments included: USS Robert L. Wilson (DD 847); Naval Supply Depot, Naval base Bayonne, NJ; Mine squadron Eight, Charleston, SC; Naval Advisory Group, Korea; NROTC Unit, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Supply Officer USS Norfolk (DL 1); Naval War College, Newport, RI; Cruiser destroyer Force Atlantic, Newport, RI; Navy Fleet Material Support Office, Mechanicsburg, PA; and Naval Supply Depot, Yokosuka, Japan.
CAPT Levine was working in the Office of the Comptroller of the Navy, Washington, DC when he retired July 1, 1976 after 32 years in Navy uniforms. Awards received included: two Legion of merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, and several theatre decorations.
Following retirement Al worked as Deputy Director, Office of Administration, State of Colorado. His final retirement home was McDowell Village, in Scottsdale, AZ.
Burial was at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, CO October 19, 2017.
Elinor Ufer Thomson
Elinor Thomson, 90, of Montross, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Mrs. Thomson was born in Madison, South Dakota on February 7, 1927 to Herman and Neva Bunday Ufer. Her family moved to Passaic, NJ in 1942, next door to Alexander Thomson. She graduated from Passaic High School in 1944.
In June 1949, she married Al, after he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy…and then the adventure began. Over the next 30 years, they moved 14 times, during which time Elinor supported Al’s Naval career, which included three ship commands and 3 years at the American Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal, while raising two children, Alan and Linda.
She was active in the Navy Wives Clubs, mentor to wardroom wives and an advocate for the life of a Navy wife. She became an accomplished hostess, and loved to entertain guests from family gatherings to formal Navy diplomatic functions.
Wherever the Navy sent them, she made the house their home and ran all the household chores when Al was gone to sea.
She loved to play the electronic organ, primarily for her own enjoyment. While not necessarily a sun worshipper, she always enjoyed a day at the beach and ocean.
When she moved to the Northern Neck in 1989, she had time to continue with all her varied interests and then some. She established and led the water exercise group at the GH/CP clubhouse. She danced with the Rappahannock Waves Square Dance group, where she and Al served as President. She also served a term as president of the Westmoreland Garden Club. She was a member of the Red Hatters, the Bushfield Golf Club, the Northern Neck Music Club and both the GH/CP Bridge Club and Bird Club.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, CAPT Alexander D. Thomson, USN (Ret.), one son, CAPT Alan Douglas Thomson, USN (Ret.) and his wife Judy Hall of Manassas, VA, one daughter, Linda Susan Thomson of Alexandria, VA, two grandchildren Aaron Daniel Thomson of Chantilly, VA and Gregory Alan Thomson and his wife Allison Mathis of Rockville, MD.
Mrs. Thomson was preceded in death by a brother, Verne G. Simpson.
Funeral services will be held 12:00 noon on Monday, January 15, 2018 at the Welch Funeral Home, Montross. The family will receive friends 2 hours prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will follow at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorial service for Elinor will be Monday, January 15th.at Welch Funeral Home, Montross, Va. at noon. Visitation will be from 10:00 until noon. Reception will be after the service at the Cabin Point/Glebe Harbor Club.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fountain Fund in memory of Elinor Thomson c/o The Orchard, Business Office, 20 Delfae Drive, Warsaw, VA 22572. (Checks payable to “The Orchard”)
John Calvin Portman
Sandy Springs resident, John C. Portman, Jr., died December 29, 2017 at the age of 93. Born in Walhalla, SC in 1924, he spent most of his life in metro Atlanta, where he became a world-renowned architect and developer. At the age of 15, John Portman convinced high school administrators to allow him to combine his college preparatory studies with the technical study of architecture, and consequently, began his lifelong love affair with architecture.
During World War II, Portman served in the U.S. Navy and was awarded a fleet appointment to attend the U.S. Naval Academy. When the war ended prior to his attendance, he opted to return to Atlanta to pursue architecture. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1950, and after a three-year apprenticeship with the firm Stevens & Wilkinson, Portman opened his own firm in 1953. In 1956, he partnered with H. Griffith Edwards to form Edwards & Portman Architects. When Edwards retired in 1968, the firm became John Portman & Associates.
Recognized throughout the world for his innovative design, Portman did not always follow traditional paths. Open to trying new concepts, he pioneered the role of architect as developer to allow greater freedom in the implementation of his design concepts. His keen business sense and entrepreneurial spirit enabled him to develop many profitable projects. His understanding of people and their response to space translated into enhanced environments and award-winning architecture that brought about positive socio-economic impact on the cities in which his projects were built a list that includes Atlanta, New York, San Francisco, Singapore, Detroit, Beijing, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Brussels and others. Portman's impact was perhaps greatest on his hometown of Atlanta, where the multi-block Peachtree Center complex attests to his commitment to the downtown business district and includes many of his landmark projects. Peachtree Center began in 1961 with the opening of the Atlanta Merchandise Mart. The Portman-owned-and-operated Mart has since grown to become AmericasMart, the world's largest contiguous wholesale marketplace.
By stimulating trade and tourism, Portman provided the catalyst that established Atlanta as one of the nation's premiere convention cities. He designed and developed four downtown hotels, the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, The Westin Peachtree Plaza, the Atlanta Marriott Marquis and the Hotel Indigo Atlanta Downtown, that anchor the city's convention district. From the opening of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in 1967, with its 22-story atrium, Portman made architectural history and won international acclaim. Offering the antithesis to the confining environment of once-typical urban hotels, guestroom floors rise around a soaring, sky-lit atrium with glass observation elevators providing an experiential journey up to a revolving rooftop restaurant.
Portman's international work began with the design and development of the Brussels International Trade Mart in 1975, and then shifted to the Far East. The Regent Singapore was Portman's first international hotel, followed by Singapore's Marina Square, a complex with three hotels, a major retail mall and an office building. Portman was one of the first American architects to become actively involved when China opened its doors to the West. Portman's pioneer project, Shanghai Centre, a large, mixed-use complex that opened in 1980, has been described by China Daily as "one of the five architectural stars in mainland China." Portman's love of art is evident in all that he did. He supported the arts, he collected, and he, himself, was an accomplished painter and sculptor. The people of Atlanta will continue to enjoy his contributions, from the magnificent bronze lions by Olivier Strebelle that he commissioned for Peachtree Center Avenue, to Paul Manship's towering Ballet Olympia on Peachtree Street. Portman's own art played a prominent role in many of his projects such as the Hotel Indigo in downtown Atlanta, India's Park Hyatt Hyderabad, San Francisco's Embarcadero Center and the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, among others.
Portman was continually recognized for his social accomplishments and civic initiatives as well as for his architecture. In 1962, his restaurants within the Mart were among the first integrated restaurants in Atlanta. The Hyatt Regency Atlanta, when it opened in 1967, also served all. The Westin Peachtree Plaza was the first major facility in Atlanta to offer a kosher kitchen. The Georgia Institute of Technology, his alma mater, presented him their highest honor, the Exceptional Achievement Award in 1986. He was a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Harvard Graduate School of Design and the College of Design at Georgia Tech have both named chairs in his honor. John Portman transformed a two-man architectural practice into an international organization of companies that span the fields of architecture, real estate development and trade marts, but considered his family to be his greatest success.
He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his beloved wife of 73 years, Joan Newton (Jan) Portman; his children Michael Wayne (Jody) Portman, John Calvin (Jack) Portman, III, Jeffrey Lin Portman and his wife Lisa, Jana Lee Portman Simmons and her husband Jed, and Jarel Penn Portman and his wife Traylor; his siblings Glenda Portman Dodrill, Anne Portman Davis, Joy Portman Roberts and her husband Phil; nineteen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and loved ones.
He was preceded in death by his parents John C. Portman, Sr. and Edna Rochester Portman; his siblings Mabel Portman Creel and Phyllis Portman Tippet; his son Jae Phillip Portman and Jae's wife Barbara Portman.
A public service is planned for Friday, January 5, 2018 at 12:30 pm in the atrium of AmericasMart Building 3 at the corner of John Portman Boulevard (Historic Harris Street) and Ted Turner Drive (Historic Spring Street).
Portman generously, and often anonymously, supported many important causes throughout his life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Office of Gift Records, Emory University, 1762 Clifton Rd. NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30322. Condolences may be sent in care of Jana Portman Simmons, Portman Holdings, 303 Peachtree Center Avenue, NE, Suite 575, Atlanta, GA 30303.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Dec. 31, 2017
Jack R. Leisure
Jack R. Leisure, 91, of Wormleysburg, died on December 26 at Messiah Lifeways. A Harrisburg native, the son of Vernon and Marcellus Leisure, he graduated from Mercersburg Academy, attended Dartmouth College and was a '49 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. In addition to his wife of 66 years, the former Shirley Hastings, he is survived by 2 sons; Randall H. and wife Anna, and Bradley C.; 2 grandchildren and 1 great- granddaughter.
After his service in the Navy he was associated with the V.D. Leisure Company. He became President of Leisure Lanes of Hershey and Lancaster, a partner of Self Storage of Lancaster and Village Associates. He retired as President of Capital Beverage Distributors, Inc.
Jack was a member of Harrisburg-Snyder Lodge #629 F&AM, Scottish Rite Bodies, York Rite Bodies and received the 33° in Cleveland in 1980. He was past Sovereign of Trinity Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine, Past President of Harrisburg Chapter #76 National Sojourners and Heroes of 76 and served as chairman of the Marshals Unit of the Valley of Harrisburg for 30 years. He is a Past Potentate and Trustee of Zembo Shrine, Past President of Perry Juniata Shrine Club and past director of Harrisburg Court #116 Royal Order of Jesters. His community service included Past President and Director of Harrisburg Kiwanis Club, life member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, Homeland Center Trustee, Boys Club of Harrisburg, Treasurer, Perry Co. Industrial Development Authority Chapter, and Boards of Tri-County United Way, PA National Horse Show, and Keystone Area Council BSA.
Memorial service will be Friday, January 12, 2018, 11:00 AM, at Pine Street Presbyterian Church Harrisburg, PA. If desired, contributions may be made to Downtown Daily Bread, 310 N. Third St., Harrisburg, PA 17101 or a charity of your choice.
The Patriot-News from Dec. 30 to Dec. 31, 2017
William McKinney Fulton
William M. Fulton, of San Diego CA, known to friends and family as "Bill," passed away on December 22, 2017, at the age of 93 years. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Lorna, and sons William R. Fulton (Mary), Edward L. Fulton (Maria), Richard K. Fulton (Maria) and daughter Shannon L. Fulton; eight grandchildren, and five great- grandchildren.
In 1945, Bill received a congressional appointment from the state of Illinois to the U. S. Naval Academy the and graduated with the Class of 1949, receiving a BS degree and being one of 55 graduates opting to be commissioned second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force.
He served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and worked as an Aerospace Engineer with General Dynamics for 21 years.
His passion for playing the violin began his journey as a violin maker turning what was once a hobby into a lifestyle. He enjoyed playing the violin in string quartets and perfecting the art of violin making; published Terpene Violin Varnish 1972, Propolis Soap 1997 and a video on Violin Plate Bending 1998. Bill was a member of the Violin Society of America. Private family services will be held.
Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Jan. 10, 2018
Robert Eugene Sivinski
It is with great sadness that the family of Robert E. Sivinski, oldest son of the late Michael and Catherine Sivinski born April 6, 1926, announces his passing on Sunday, January 07, 2018, at the age of 91 years. Bob was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota, entered the Navy in 1944 aspiring to become a naval aviator. He received a congressional appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy, entering in June 1945 with the Class of 1949. Bob participated in many sports earning Ns in 150- pound football and lacrosse. He graduated June 3, 1949 receiving a Bachelor of Science degree and was commissioned an ensign in the regular Navy. Bob received his dolphins and served in submarines until he resigned his commission as a lieutenant July 1, 1954.
Bob entered civilian life as an Engineer and worked for 3M. He was an avid sportsman, who loved hunting, fishing and bowling and was a charter fisherman in his retirement. Throughout his life he was active in the Catholic Church and held the position of a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus.
Bob will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Marie and his seven children, Joseph (Cindy), Mary Ann (Vince) Chiodo, Laura Rose (Steve) Csanady, Jim (Tonya), Teresa (Steve) Jenkins, Bob and Tony. Bob will also be fondly remembered by his twenty-one grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. Bob was predeceased by his brothers Jim and Michael Sivinski, and his sister Carol.
The Viewing will be on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 9:00 to 10:00 at the Currie Funeral Home at 116 East Church St. In Kilmarnock, VA and the Funeral Mass will be celebrated in memory of Bob directly following the viewing at 11:00 a.m., at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 154 East Church St., Kilmarnock, VA, with Rev. Michael T. Orlowsky presiding. Interment will follow in the family plot at St. Francis de Sales Cemetery with a reception at the St. Francis de Sales Church Hall.
Memorial donations in memory of Bob are to be to Pro-Life (http://www.nrlc.org/donate/), the Little Sister of the Poor http://littlesistersofthepoor.org/ or the retired priests and seminarians foundation (https://catholicfoundation.org.au/how-we-help/care-for-retired-priests/).
Obituarydata.com Posted: 18 Jan 2018
John Shuler McKinney Benson Sr.
John S. Benson, Sr., 90 of El Dorado passed away Friday, January 12, 2018, in Little Rock, AR. He was born on February 20, 1927, to Ralph N. and Carrie S. Benson in El Dorado, AR. He attended El Dorado public schools and graduated from Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, GA. He was appointed and graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD in 1949. After graduation he served active duty in the Korean War on a minesweeper. John became a lieutenant before resigning his commission in the Navy 20 June 1950.
John returned to El Dorado and in 1950, started a long career at Ritchie Grocer Company. He became President and Chairman of the Board before retiring in 2013, after 63 years of service to the company.
As an active member of the community he served on several civic organizations. He served as President of the El Dorado Boys Club, Chairman of the Union District of the De Soto Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Chairman of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, President of the Rotary Club, Director and Vice President of the Union County American Red Cross, Chairman of the Auditorium Commission, Director of the Chamber of Commerce and Justice of the Peace.
His favorite pastime activities included duck hunting, music, reading, travel, snow skiing, tennis, horses and his "farm" where he spent many hours raising ducks, geese and swans. He always had a work project going and those who ventured down to the farm, whether family or friends, were soon put to work.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church since 1927.
Preceding him in death are his parents; three sisters, Mary Eleanor Buckley, Helen Lee Cox, Caroline Calder; and a son, Ralph Lee Benson.
Survivors are: three sons, John Schuler McKinney Benson, Jr. (Andrea), Stone Schuler Benson, and William Lee Benson, of El Dorado; three grandchildren, John Schuler McKinney Benson III (Celeste) of Columbia, SC, Mary Eleanor Gathright (Clint) of El Dorado, and William Garrett Benson of Little Rock; and two great grandchildren, Eleanor Kathryn Larson and Isaac Shackleford Larson of El Dorado; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 pm on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at Young's Funeral Directors. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church with Mike Dumas officiating. A private family interment will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, January 17, 2018 under the direction of Young's.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington D.C., 20090-6011.
An online guest registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.
Posted: 18 Jan 2018
Peter Lewis Brett Sr.
Peter Lewis Brett, Sr., 90, died on January 3, 2018. He is predeceased by his father, mother, and brother, William H. Brett, Jr., Ruth Connolly Brett, and William H. Brett, III. He leaves behind his beloved and adoring wife of 69 years, Jacquelyn Pettine Brett, and his three children Peter Jr., Stephen, and Kate Lewis. He also leaves two sons-in-law, Geoff Lewis (husband to Kate), and Kyle Walton (husband to Peter), and a daughter-in-law, Diane Brett (wife to Stephen). His four grandchildren, whom he loved dearly, are Daniel and Josh Brett and Betsy and Jackie Lewis.
Peter grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio and graduated from Western Reserve Academy in 1945. He attended the Naval Academy and graduated from Harvard University in 1950. He served in the US Navy during the Korean war and returned to a non-military career with Olin Corporation where he spent 33 years.
During those years he and his family lived in Godfrey, Illinois, Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and Madison, Connecticut. When he retired in 1983, he and his wife moved to Northern Virginia. He spent the second half of his life splitting his time between Bonita Springs, FL and Virginia, volunteering for Meals On Wheels and as an usher for the local Episcopal Church. He also helped people with their taxes, and played tennis well into his 70s.
But, mostly, he remained the rock of his family, the one to whom all turned for sound wisdom and encouragement, which he always gave with a twinkle in his eye.
A Memorial Service will be held for Peter at 4:00 pm on January 27, 2018 and a “rockin' celebration of his life will continue immediately afterward at The Hyatt Regency, Reston Town Center, 1800 Presidents St, Reston, VA 20190.
Since Peter's wife suffers from Alzheimer's, donations may be made in both their honors to Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation. And, since he was a champion for women and their health, a donation may be made in his name to Planned Parenthood. He also believed that all human beings deserve a chance to be free and pursue happiness, so a donation may be made in his name to either the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or the American Civil Liberties Union.
Obituarydata.com Posted: 18 Jan 2018
William Doddridge McFarlane Jr.
Captain William D. “Bill” McFarlane USNR (Ret) died on January 4, 2018 in West Palm Beach, FL after a struggle with leukemia. He would have been 90 in February. Bill graduated from high school at 16 in his home town, Graham Texas, and entered Texas A&M University (being too young at the time to enter the Naval Academy). The following year he arrived in Annapolis and entered with the Class of 1949. At the Academy Bill was drawn to Musical Club Shows and developed latent talent to become an accomplished tap dancer, vocalist and raconteur.
After graduation Bill reported to Pensacola where he earned his Navy wings in June, 1950. He married Catharine Norman on June 30, of that year; they had two sons, William Doddridge McFarlane, III and Robert Norman McFarlane. His naval career included several overseas deployments, first to the Korean conflict in 1953 aboard USS Kearsarge (CV-33) where he flew more than 40 missions in the Grumman F9F Panther over North Korea. In 1958, his wife Catharine died after a prolonged battle with cancer in her spinal cord. Later in his career Bill deployed twice to the Mediterranean aboard the aircraft carriers USS Saratoga (CV-60) and USS Essex (CV- 9) supporting Cold War NATO requirements flying Douglas A-4 attack aircraft. In February 1960, Bill married Laurie Brown in Gibraltar, Spain. Their daughter Catharine Elizabeth McFarlane was born in August, 1961. Their marriage ended in divorce.
Leaving active duty in 1964, Bill remained in the reserves and commanded an A-4 squadron at NAS Floyd Bennett Field, concurrently working as a test pilot for Grumman aircraft. In 1967, he married
Suzanne Sayre of Long Island, NY; their marriage also ended in divorce.
He later attained a law degree from University of Florida in Gainsville, FL and practiced law in West Palm Beach, Florida until his retirement in 1974. He spent his final years enjoying golf and gathering with his large extended family and could be counted upon to be present for family events from weddings and birthdays to athletic competitions wherever they occurred – coast to coast. Children of the McFarlane clan were always thrilled to receive his birthday gifts of crisp new dollar bills in the amounts of their age.
Bill is survived by: his son William and daughter Catharine; his siblings Mary Pitcock, Barbara Staton and Robert McFarlane; children William III and Catharine Emmens; six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren, as well as a loving extended family.
A memorial service is being planned April 14th at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda, MD with internment immediately following the service. The family will receive attendees at a luncheon still being planned. Details will be provided later.
Posted: 5 Feb 2018
Alexander Dalzell MacDonell, Jr.
When an exceptional leader passes on, both the family and the broader community feel an acute sense of loss. They also pause to take account of how fortunate it was to be part of his life. So it has been when Alexander Dalzell MacDonell, Jr., died in Lima, Ohio, on January 24, 2018, at the age of 90.
Sandy's career was built as a banker. He came to the Metropolitan Bank of Lima in 1956 and rose to president, then CEO, and chairman in the ensuing decades. Sandy continued to serve after engineering the successful merger of the Met with Bank One, now JPMorgan Chase, finally retiring in 1990.
Beyond his role at the bank, Sandy was part of many efforts at community improvement. He chaired the United Way drive, co-chaired the campaign to finance the Lima Civic Center, and led the effort to raise funds for a new YMCA, to name a few. Sandy worked hard at helping others who faced financial stress, often with his own money and frequently anonymously.
Sandy was born in Lima on June 6, 1927, the son of Alexander D. MacDonell and Mary Wynne MacDonell. He grew up with his brother John (Sally) MacDonell and sister Jean (Tom) MacDonell Weis, who live in Lima. He attended the Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio, Denison University and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War.
Sandy graduated in 1951 from Denison, where he met Martha Jean Shorts. They were married in 1953 and spent 65 years together. She continues to live in Lima, where she has contributed energetic leadership to the arts and to education in the county and the State of Ohio.
Sandy and Martie have two children. Son Richard Parker MacDonell and his wife Betsy live in Worthington, Ohio, with children Lindsey MacDonell and Alexander Dalzell MacDonell III. Daughter Amy Wynne MacDonell lives in Indianapolis with her husband Randall Shepard and daughter Martha MacDonell Shepard.
Visitation will be on Sunday, January 28, from 3-6 p.m., at Chiles-Laman Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at Market Street Presbyterian Church at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 29.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be sent in Sandy's memory to the Lima Family YMCA, 345 S. Elizabeth St., Lima 45801, or to Denison University, 100 West College St., Granville, OH 43023.
Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com.
Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Jan. 26, 2018
Posted: 7 Feb 2018
Donald Joseph Loudon
CAPT Donald J. Loudon, USNR (Ret) passed away peacefully at his residence in Morgan Hill, CA, on January 27, 2018. He was born the third of seven children to Roy Virgil and Nellie Veronica (née Dailey) Loudon on June 8, 1926, in Grant, Nebraska. The family moved to Hastings, Nebraska and eventually to Lincoln, Nebraska. Donald loved singing and dancing as well as playing the trumpet.
The advent of WW II changed everything. After graduating from high school, Donald enlisted in the Navy. He received a congressional appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy and was sent to the Naval Academy Preparatory School, at USNTC Bainbridge, MD to prepare for the entrance exams, entering in June 1945. He was selected as First Battalion Commander for the Fall set, leading over 600 men in parades and into football games. He graduated with the Class of 1949 in June, receiving a BS degree and being commissioned as an ensign in the Navy.
After serving during the Korean War, attaining the rank of Lieutenant, Donald resigned his regular commission remaining in the Naval Reserves eventually earning the rank of Captain. Donald served on both large and small ships and was part of the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project in Clarksville, Tennessee, where he received FBI atomic energy clearance. He received a letter of commendation from his commander for outstanding performance of duty aboard the USS Duncan during the Korean War.
Donald attended Stanford University Business School, receiving his MBA in 1957. Donald moved to San Francisco, where he worked for Scudder Stevens and Clark as an investment counselor until retiring in 1976.
Donald spent much of his retirement cruising the world, often with his sisters and brother as well as nieces and nephews. Family members remember of Donald dancing on cruises and insisting that everyone join in singing family songs. One of his favorite songs was “Love Changes Everything”. He will also be remembered for his famous jokes at family reunions.
Education was very important to Donald as he graduated #1 in his junior high class, #1 in his high school class (he was chosen to be the senior class speaker), top third of the Naval Academy graduating class, and #1 in his business school class. Even more important to Donald was his love of family. Donald was generous with his time and his money. He was always ready to help if someone was in need, or to encourage them to go after their dreams.
In lieu of flowers please pay it forward and contribute to anyone you know of who might need help with their dreams.
Services will be March 3, 2018 2pm, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Morgan Hill, CA.
Posted: 7 FEB 2018
William Cole Dotson
Captain William C. Dotson, USN (Ret.), 92, peacefully passed away on February 2, 2018, at his home in Pittsboro, NC. Bill was born and raised in Hodgenville, KY, the oldest of three siblings. Growing up during the Great Depression, he worked hard to help his family make ends meet, but he never lost his affection for Hodgenville, his grandparents' farm, and the people who always knew him as "Billy Cole." The values of thrift, work and self-reliance he developed there defined him throughout his life.
Bill enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was selected to attend the U.S. Naval Academy where he graduated in 1949. Bill had a long, distinguished naval career, holding command positions both at-sea and ashore. He commanded the submarine USS Medregal (SS-480) and the research surface vessel USS Observation Island (EAG-154). He earned decorations for his leadership on the Observation Island, his supervision of the Vietnamese refugee program after the fall of Saigon, his management of the preparation for and ensuing recovery from Typhoon Pamela in the Marianas Islands, and for his command of the Naval Sea Support Center, Atlantic, in Norfolk, VA. Significant decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Joint Service Commendation Medal.
Early in his naval career, Bill taught NROTC in Louisville, KY where he met his wife Katherine in 1955. They were married the following year and were lifelong companions, having four sons and traveling the world with the Navy until they settled in Virginia Beach, VA in 1976, where he retired from the Navy.
Captain Dotson continued to support the Navy's mission in the private sector, applying his expertise to a variety of logistical and training projects. In his leisure time, he was an active Rotary Club member and bridge player and helped Katherine with her participation in weekend art festivals. Committed to the value of higher education, Bill took deep satisfaction in supporting the educational goals of his family and helped them earn undergraduate and graduate degrees.
In 2011, Bill and Katherine relocated to North Carolina to be near their family. Bill delighted in the company of his children and six grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Katherine, he is survived by his sons, Mike, Jeff, Doug and Greg, their loving spouses, Patti, Maura, and Janine, and his grandchildren, Marli, Reed, Dahlia, Skyler, Julian and Bryce.
Services for Captain Dotson will be held at Arlington National Cemetery.
The Larue County Herald News, Feb. 14, 2018 Posted: 15 Feb 2018
Clyde Luther Scott
Clyde L. Scott passed away January 30, 2018 after a long battle with dementia. He was 93 years old. Clyde was born August 29, 1924 in Dixie, Louisiana, the third of ten children to Luther and Callie Scott. His dad, an oil field worker, moved the family to Smackover,AR where Clyde attended school. Along with his brothers, Tracy and Benny, Clyde first gained notoriety on the football field as a Smackover Buckaroo. As a Buckaroo he also ran track where he set high school state records in the 100-yard dash, the 220-yard low hurdles, the 110 high hurdles and the javelin. Congressman Oren Harris appointed him to the U.S. Naval Academy, Class of '46. Clyde played football for the Midshipmen in 1944 and 1945 and was named a second team All-American in 1945. (Navy at the time was ranked number two in the country.) Many touchdowns and a famous race to the end zone against the Army great, Glenn Davis, added to the growing legend that led to the name, Clyde Smackover Scott. He ran track at the Naval Academy where he set academy records in the 100-yard dash, 220 low hurdles, 110 high hurdles and the javelin. In 1944 and 1945, he was the academy's undefeated light heavyweight boxing champion. After Naval Academy football practice one day in 1945, he had the good fortune to meet Leslie Hampton from Lake Village, AR. the reigning Miss Arkansas. She stopped for a tour of the academy on her way to competing in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City. The upperclassman scheduled to be her escort asked Clyde to fill in that fateful day. They met, fell in love and subsequently decided they wanted to marry.
With the war having ended, Clyde made the decision to resign from the Academy in order to marry his Arkansas beauty. That summer, after being visited by coaches from around the country, including Bear Bryant at Kentucky and Johnny Vaught at Ole Miss, he was recruited to come to the University of Arkansas by Coach John Barnhill. The fact that his bride-to-be was attending the U. of A. and a soon to be mother-in-law, who only wanted her daughter married to a Razorback, may have influenced that decision.
At the University of Arkansas, Clyde was named All Southwest Conference 1946, 1947 and 1948, Second Team All American in 1946 and First Team All American in 1948. His jersey number "12" was retired by the University of Arkansas shortly after his graduation. Clyde still wanted to play baseball but Coach Barnhill would not allow it because it interfered with spring practice. He did, however, permit his star to run track where Clyde set school and SWC records in the 100-yard dash, the 220 low hurdles, the 110 high hurdles, the 440-yard relay and the javelin. The two times he ran the 100-yard dash in college, he tied the world record held by the great Jesse Owens. In the 1948 NCAA Finals he again tied a world record competing and winning in the 110 high hurdles with a time of 13.7. That summer he made the U.S. Olympic team in the 110 high hurdles and went to the 1948 London Olympics where he won the silver medal in a very close finish. Clyde always wanted to try out for the 1952 Olympics in the decathlon but his status as a professional football player made him ineligible. As a tribute to his athletic greatness and overall respect for the man, then President Bill Clinton took Clyde and Leslie to the Atlanta Olympics where Clyde finally made his Olympic return. Clyde was selected in the first round of the 1949 NFL draft as the first pick by the Philadelphia Eagles. He played three seasons with the Eagles and one season with the Detroit Lions. As a professional football player Clyde was on two world championship teams one with the Eagles in 1949 and one with the Lions in 1952. Clyde battled injuries throughout his pro career and was forced to retire after the 1952 season. He received many awards when his playing days ended. While his selection to the National Football Hall of Fame was an outstanding honor, Clyde treasured the recognition he received from his beloved State of Arkansas – a few notables being the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame and the National Football Hall of Fame. In a statewide poll conducted by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette in 2000, he was selected as a member of the University of Arkansas All-Century Team and was voted the Arkansas Athlete of the Century. Clyde spent his business career in Little Rock working in the insurance industry as an executive, most notably for Jack Stephens at Union Life. He retired in 1995 and spent much of the rest of his life doing what he loved best hunting ducks, catching crappie and playing golf and cards with his buddies at Pleasant Valley Country Club. Throughout his life, Clyde dealt with his fame with grace and a humble spirit. He was special. While many are remembered for their achievements, Clyde is remembered for being a good and great man who excelled both on and off the field and was much loved and respected by his family, his friends and his many fans.
Clyde is survived by his wife of 72 years, Leslie, his two children, Marsha Scott of Fayetteville and Steve Scott (Shirley) of Maumelle; his three grandchildren, Robert, Lily and Caroline Scott and his two step grandchildren, Caleb LeFevre and Chris LeFevre (Gabby), both of Little Rock. He is also survived by his brother, Ben Scott of Independence, Missouri, and sisters, Marci Porter of Ft. Smith and Carol Maxwell (Don) of Utopia, TX.
Clyde and Leslie were active members of Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock. The family would like to thank all of his wonderful caregivers, especially Tim Vinyard, Curtis Harris and Sam Bones who were with him throughout his long illness. Also special thanks to Tina Wright as well as Arkansas Hospice. We will be forever grateful to his doctor, Lee Archer, who provided outstanding medical care and became a close friend to Clyde and the family. We would also like to thank all of his loyal fans throughout the state, especially his number one fan and friend, Bud Whetstone.
There will be a visitation, Friday, February 2 at Pleasant Valley Country Club in Little Rock, 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be held the next day at Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive, at 1:00 P.M. with a reception to follow at the church. Memorials may be made to Second Presbyterian Church, Pay it Forward Scott Family Scholarship in Bentonville, AR, and doctorswithoutborders.org. Arrangements by Little Rock Funeral Home, (501)224-2200. Clyde's online guestbook may be signed at www.littlerockfuneralhome.com . Upcoming Events Funeral Service Feb 03 1:00 PM Second Presbyterian Church 600 Pleasant Valley Drive Little Rock, AR, US, 72212
Obituarydata.com Posted: 15 Feb 2018
Carolyn Marie English
Carolyn Marie English, devoted wife, loving mother, caring friend and trusted confidant passed away at the age of 88 on Sunday, February 11, 2018, in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband and all their children by her side. Carolyn was born on May 9, 1929 to Paul Gerhardt Mueller and Della Marie Schafer in Orange, NJ. She spent most of her life in South Orange and Maplewood, NJ. She met the man of her dreams, Jack Lee English, and married him in August of 1950. For 67 wonderful years they laughed, explored and served those around them, as they raised their treasured family which not only consisted of the four children but always and forever a beloved dog. Truly man’s best friend - - their best friend.
Carolyn was known for her infectious smile, never ending spunk, unconditional love, a listening ear and a heart that wanted to heal the emotional aches and pains of all those with whom she came in contact. She was born with a gardening trowel in one hand and a water bucket in the other and the fruits of her gardens were freely given to all. No one could ever give her anything without her giving them something in return. She made life magical!! Holidays were always very special, and she felt she had to share them in some way with neighbors and friends, to bring them a little extra joy and sunshine.
Her greatest gift was her love for the Savior and she truly found every means to be an instrument in His hands. The words “Love One Another” rang true throughout her life. Music was the heart and soul of her life and she cultivated that talent to sing His praises as it was her form of the Healer’s art. She had roles in over 50 NJ State Operas. She was a member of the actors’ guild SAG-AFTRA. However, her greatest roles were that of being a wife and a mother.
Carolyn loved to be a part of her community, both civically in her role as a Republican Party delegate and as an inspiration to those music students who she taught in her home. She enjoyed working as a substitute teacher in the Maplewood school system and cherished these last 20+ years at Millburn High School. The students kept her young and up-to-date on technology and the things in the world of teenagers today. In return, she motivated them to strive to reach their full potential and was not afraid to tell them how to live good and upstanding lives along with teaching the subject of the day. She, along with Jack, faithfully supported the students by attending their sporting, theatrical, musical and cultural events.
She was a hero to many, a friend to all and a pillar of strength to those who felt weak. Carolyn will be sorely missed but not forgotten. Her legacy lives on through her husband Jack and her four children, Wendy Christine Peterson (John); Carl Arthur (Rebecca); Richard Scott (Maralyn); and Lori-Lee Neuberger (Todd); her 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Posted: 19 Feb 2018