Memorial Memories http://memorial-memories.com/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 19:15:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://memorial-memories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-3.png Memorial Memories http://memorial-memories.com/ 32 32 George E. Bell | obituaries https://memorial-memories.com/george-e-bell-obituaries/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 19:15:32 +0000 https://memorial-memories.com/george-e-bell-obituaries/

BATAVIA – George E. Bell, 71, of Batavia, died Thursday, November 10, 2022 at Buffalo General Hospital.

George was born in Batavia on Saturday March 31, 1951 to the late Earl Bell and Ruth Moore Bell.

George was self-employed as a contractor for almost 40 years. He has subcontracted to Will’s Carpet One, Imperial Kitchens, Frontier Kitchens, Kitchen World and Wortzman’s Furniture, where he spent most of his career. George was most recently employed as Maintenance Manager at Leroy Manor in Le Roy, NY. A hardworking, quiet man with a wry sense of humor who loved to be home with his family after a hard day’s work. George was the consummate family man. He loved working on and around his home, watching home improvement shows and Fox News. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed.

Surviving are his wife Sally M. (Little) Bell, whom he married on August 21, 1970; his children Kevin C. Bell of Upper Jay, NY and Heather R. Bell of Oakfield; his granddaughter Clara Jean Murphy; his brother Robert (Deborah) Bell of Elba.

He is a predeceased of his son, Timothy E. Bell, who died on January 17, 1992. His parents, Earl and Ruth (Moore) Bell, also predeceased George.

There are no prior visiting times. George’s Memorial Service will be held at 11am on Saturday 26 November 2022 at Calvary Baptist Church, 3515 Galloway Road, Batavia. Lunch will be held directly after the service in the Calvary Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, PO Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021 or to his family. To leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle in his memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

The preparations were entrusted to funeral directors HE Turner & Co., 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

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Funerals for November 15, 2022 | obituaries https://memorial-memories.com/funerals-for-november-15-2022-obituaries/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 03:00:00 +0000 https://memorial-memories.com/funerals-for-november-15-2022-obituaries/

Shirley A. Funk, 83, Shafter, Nov. 10 at Bakersfield. The viewing will be on Thursday, November 17 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Peters Funeral Home in Shafter, the burial service will be on Friday, November 18 from 2:00 p.m. at Shafter Memorial Park, followed by a memorial service at Shafter Mennonite Brethren Church at 3:00 p.m

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The moving wall in Somerville through Monday – NBC Boston https://memorial-memories.com/the-moving-wall-in-somerville-through-monday-nbc-boston/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 03:32:46 +0000 https://memorial-memories.com/the-moving-wall-in-somerville-through-monday-nbc-boston/

A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC is in the Boston area this Veterans Day weekend.

“The Moving Wall” is half the size of the memorial below in Washington, but like the original memorial, it features the names of more than 58,000 American soldiers who died in the Vietnam War. It has toured cities and towns across the country for nearly 40 years, but this is its first stop in Somerville, Massachusetts.

It’s an opportunity for those who haven’t been able to see the real one in person to pay their respects. The general public is welcome to visit at any time, and volunteers will be on site 24 hours a day to help visitors find names and rub names with crayons.

Visiting the Moving Wall is an emotional experience for many. A woman speaking to NBC10 Boston on Sunday said she didn’t know anyone whose name was posted on the wall, but she burst into tears just looking at all the names.

“It’s heartbreaking as I’m crying right now. I think the younger generation doesn’t understand what these vets went through,” said Natalie Dagostino from Brighton. “Showing respect to these fallen heroes is just something special, and they come to the Boston area when a few people can. They don’t have to travel the distance to see the wall, they can see it now.”

The Moving Wall is over 252 feet long from end to end and 6 feet tall at its highest point in the middle. It has 74 separate frames to display the tens of thousands of names. It will be installed at Mass General Brigham Great Lawn on Assembly Row in Somerville for five days, November 10-14.

“We are honored to host The Moving Wall in Somerville for the first time this year,” Mayor Katjana Ballantyne said in a press release posted on the city’s website announcing the visit to the memorial. “This is a way to pay our respects to our military members, past and present, and families, and to provide a new understanding of American history for our younger generations.”

“Visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in person is often a profound, emotional experience, and I am grateful to everyone who worked so hard to bring this opportunity to our community,” the mayor added. “I hope it brings healing to the veterans and their loved ones in Somerville and beyond.”

According to the press release, the Somerville Department of Veterans’ Services was working to bring the memorial to town to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice while giving many in the community an opportunity they might never otherwise have .

“This memorial commemorates the great sacrifices made during the Vietnam War. It’s especially poignant because it gives the people in our local communities an opportunity to show their respect – especially those who are physically or financially unable to make the journey to DC,” said Dr. Gregg Meyer, President of the Mass General Brigham Community Division and former United States Air Force Colonel. “As a leader in our community and as an organization dedicated to the healing, support and employment of our veterans, we at Mass General Brigham are honored to host this important honor.”

Ted Louis-Jacques, director of Veterans’ Services, called it a unique opportunity for people to pay their respects to Somerville Vietnam War veterans.

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Armistice Day November 11 and Memorial Sunday November 13, 2022 https://memorial-memories.com/armistice-day-november-11-and-memorial-sunday-november-13-2022/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 00:36:21 +0000 https://memorial-memories.com/armistice-day-november-11-and-memorial-sunday-november-13-2022/

Armistice Day

The Mayor, Councilor Godfrey Bland, will meet with representatives of the Royal British Legion at the War Memorial in Royal Tunbridge Wells on Friday 11 November from 10.45am to commemorate the Armistice. There will be a brief ceremony and the traditional two minutes’ silence will be marked at 11:00 am by the sound of maroons.

At 11.30am the Mayor and members of the Royal British Legion will lay wreaths at Victoria Cross Grove in Dunorlan Park, Royal Tunbridge Wells.

All are welcome.

Watch Remembrance Sunday live

For those unable to attend, the service will be streamed live. See twbc.online/remembrance.

remembrance sunday

You are invited to the Memorial, Thanksgiving and Dedication Service on Sunday 13 November at 10.45am at the War Memorial, Royal Tunbridge Wells.

The service will be led by Chaplain Gareth Jones 129 (Tunbridge Wells) Squadron Air Training Corps, Pastor of Pantiles Baptist Church.

Wreaths are laid by members of the Civic Party, representatives of service organizations, political parties and local groups, and members of the public.

After the service and wreath laying there will be a March Past for the service and other organizations to pay their respects. Mayor and Councilor Godfrey Bland will take the salute from the War Memorial.

Event at Tunbridge Wells Cemetery

At 12.30pm the public is invited to visit Tunbridge Wells Cemetery for the civic ceremony during which the Mayor will lay wreaths at the four war memorials in the cemetery. The first wreath will be laid by the Mayor at the Sacrifice Cross in the WW2 Garden of Remembrance followed by other organizations laying their wreaths.

The cemetery contains 73 Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) WW1 war graves, 63 CWGC WW2 war graves and 18 civilian WW2 war graves.

traffic and road closures

On Sunday 13th November there will be traffic delays in Royal Tunbridge Wells town centre, particularly around the Town Hall area. Please note that roads may be temporarily closed from approximately 10:00 AM to approximately 12:00 PM and on-street parking may be restricted. It is recommended to allow extra time for trips.

across the district

Memorial services will also be held in towns and villages throughout the county, please visit local websites for details.

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Lois Nielsen | Obituaries | www.norfolkdailynews.com https://memorial-memories.com/lois-nielsen-obituaries-www-norfolkdailynews-com/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 17:46:00 +0000 https://memorial-memories.com/lois-nielsen-obituaries-www-norfolkdailynews-com/

NORFOLK – Services for Lois A. Nielsen, 90, of Norfolk, will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk. Rev. Mike Moreno will lead the service. Burial will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk. The viewing will take place at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk on Monday 14 November from 5pm to 7pm and will also begin an hour before the service at the church on Tuesday.

Lois Nielsen died on Friday November 11 at the Heritage of Bel Air nursing home in Norfolk. The Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is responsible for the preparations.

1932-2022

Lois was born in Pierce on April 23, 1932 to Emil and Rose (Lierman) Retzlaff. She was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hadar, and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Norfolk. Lois attended elementary school at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Norfolk and graduated from Norfolk High School before attending Norfolk Business College to train as a secretary.

She married Howard Nielsen on March 23, 1952 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hadar. He died November 25, 1992. After marriage, Lois and Howard farmed in Stanton County, Illinois, and Wisconsin until they moved to Norfolk in 1962. She began working as a dental technician for Wells Dental Lab in 1965 until 1980 and spent two years with the district attorney’s office. She enjoyed her flowers, little vegetable gardens, watching baseball and Husker football games.

She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Norfolk. She volunteered in church activities and enjoyed painting china and carving wooden birds with her friends.

Survivors include her sons Curtis (Janet) Nielsen of Tyndall, SD, Mitch (Karen) Nielsen of Madison; four grandchildren Diane (Mike) Tworek, Dani (Brian) Hadcock, Shawn (Amanda) Nielsen, Nicholas (Robin) Nielsen; eight great-grandchildren; Sister Janet (Gene) Claussen of Wayne.

She was preceded in death by spouse Howard, parents Emil and Rose, brothers Milton, Delbert and Marvin, and sister Delpha Wolff.

The pallbearers will be Shawn Nielsen, Nicholas Nielsen, Mike Tworek, Brian Hadcock, Wayne Hansen and Mert Palmer.

Condolences can be offered to the family online at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.

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Calipari says Collins is set to return to the team after the funeral for the player’s father on Saturday https://memorial-memories.com/calipari-says-collins-is-set-to-return-to-the-team-after-the-funeral-for-the-players-father-on-saturday/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 04:01:04 +0000 https://memorial-memories.com/calipari-says-collins-is-set-to-return-to-the-team-after-the-funeral-for-the-players-father-on-saturday/

Daimion Collins and his Kentucky basketball family continue the grieving process following the sudden death of the player’s father, Ben, at age 43. On Friday, when Britain defeated Duquesne 77-52, Collins was home in Texas for the start of the memorial service.

Calipari and freshman Cason Wallacea cousin leaving saturday.

We’re going to the funeral tomorrow,” Calipari said on Friday night. “I wanted to take the whole team, but we have to go to Indianapolis, come back, go to Spokane, come back, go to London. You don’t need another trip.

“But Cason is family, so he will go with us. And then we’ll come back with Daimion.”

As brutal as the loss was for Kentucky basketball, there was an interesting turn of events.

“He left when practice ended and all the guys hugged him,” Calipari said. “It’s what happened, he has family here and it’s these players.”

Collins had returned to Lexington Monday after Kentucky’s season-opening win over Howard and knew he had to return to Texas this weekend.

“He didn’t come in until 11:50 and they were all waiting for him at the lodge to just tell him and hang out,” Calipari said. “It will be good to get him back.”

But that doesn’t mean the work ends.

“It was a tough deal,” Calipari said. “Everyone grieves differently. And there is nothing you can say to change this grief. We are only here for you, we love you.

“But I think if he goes to the gym, gets around the boys, he’ll start moving up,” the coach said. “But it’s just awful. I’ll say it again, it’s nothing Ben did to himself and nothing anyone did to Ben. God just said it’s your time. And that can happen to any of us. But he was here with his son. He phoned his wife. But that doesn’t make it easier for the family.”

Prior to Collins’ return, Calipari had the entire team at his home on Sunday night. The players have been frequent visitors since the death of Collins’ father on Tuesday.

“I’m just trying to keep track of everyone because everyone will say they’re fine, but I just want to make sure we’re all together,” Calipari said.

Calipari expressed concern for Collins two days after his father’s death.

“I feel for Daimion. I’m worried about him,” Calipari said. “He’s very calm, and I told him grief and depression, you’re going to go to a dark place. And my only thing for him was, if you’re just sleeping and looking at the phone, you’re in this dark place. And if you need to talk to players, talk to your teammates. Even if you cry, you need to talk to someone. And the other thing is you need to exercise or do something to get going.

“But the only thing I said to Kim and Daimion was, ‘God is good.’ He spent his last hours with his son, whom he loved and was very, very close to. And he was on the phone with his wife. But in such situations you can’t really say anything. I just listened and was there for them and how can we help, what can we do.”

Ben Collins had recently sold his trucking business in Atlanta, Texas, and moved into an apartment in Lexington so he could watch his son play more and so his wife and other children could have a place to stay when they were in town.

“He was with Daimion the night before. They were in the gym for an hour and a half,” Calipari said. “When he got back to the apartment, he called his wife. They talked on the phone for 20 minutes.”

The next day, however, brought an ominous feeling.

“Mom was in Texas, hadn’t heard from her husband,” Calipari began. “Can you check?”

Two basketball employees from Kentucky went to Collin’s apartment, where they discovered the body.

“Daimion is in the office. Mom is in Texas. Have to talk to both of them. Then I have to go back and tell the team. I was good until I walked into the room and saw their faces. And you try to stay strong for her. But it took me some time to compose myself.”

Collins has lost his father, but the amazing news just slipped down the list.

“We had six guys at my house the first night,” Calipari said. “Then his mother and his sister and his aunt came in and his cousins. They stayed in the house.”

“At the end of the day, I’m dealing with people’s children,” Calipari said. “A parent on that team called me and said, ‘Please take care of my son. He’s never seen anything like it.” And he’s one of the guys who stayed in the house. And he stayed again last night for the same reason.

“It puts things in perspective,” Calipari said. “And it’s not fair. I told the team. Things are not fair.”

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Local men killed in Vietnam holding signs near Kinsman House | News, Sports, Jobs https://memorial-memories.com/local-men-killed-in-vietnam-holding-signs-near-kinsman-house-news-sports-jobs/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 06:04:37 +0000 https://memorial-memories.com/local-men-killed-in-vietnam-holding-signs-near-kinsman-house-news-sports-jobs/

Staff Photo / Allie Vugrincic Jim Valesky, President of the Warren Heritage Center and Marine Corps veteran, placed signs outside the Kinsman House Thursday morning commemorating 60 Trumbull County men killed in the Vietnam War. Valesky has put up the signs every Veterans Day and Memorial Day since 2018, when the Warren Heritage Center brought the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall to Warren. This month marks the 40th anniversary of the dedication of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC.

WARREN — Jim Valesky spent his Thursday morning placing 60 signs with images of Trumbull County men killed in the Vietnam War in front of the Kinsman House on Mahoning Avenue, as he has done before every Veterans Day and Memorial Day since 2018.

Several hundred miles away in Washington, DC, volunteers starting around 3:30 p.m. Monday read about 58,000 names of men and women killed in Vietnam — including the 60 names on Valesky’s signs.

The ceremony in Washington, scheduled to end at midnight, marked the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam Memorial, which was dedicated in November 1982.

The construction of the memorial wall was spearheaded by Maryland-born Vietnam veteran Jan Scruggs, according to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. A competition to design the monument was won by Maya Ying Lin, then 21, of Athens, Ohio, who was a senior at Yale University. The names of the fallen are engraved in chronological order on reflective black granite.

Each name on the wall is written the same size and without rank, Valesky said, meaning a private can stand next to a general.

Valesky, a Marine Corps veteran and President of the Warren Heritage Center, first had signs made when the Warren Heritage Center, with the help of Trumbull County Veterans Services and about 150 volunteers, brought the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall to Warren in 2018. The sign lists the information for one Trumbull County man who died in Vietnam, including where his name is engraved on the memorial wall.

“I’m very lucky, but these guys aren’t” said Valesky. “The least I can do is what I do here.”

Valesky said he actually knew 61 Trumbull County men who died in Vietnam. The additional man, Army Capt. Richard M. Rees, who was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, gave his address as a relative’s home in Portage County, so official databases do not include him on the Trumbull County list.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund shows that nearly 100 Mahoning County men and 36 Columbiana County men died in Vietnam.

Among the more than 58,000 names on the wall are eight women, all nurses. Most died in helicopter or plane crashes, but one woman, 1st Lt. Sharon Ann Lane of Canton, was killed in a missile attack.

Valesky said when the Wandering Memorial Wall stood in Warren, it brought the community together. Now people stop to look at the signs that run along the sidewalk and arch to historic Kinsman House. He said many of the deceased soldiers pictured still have family and friends living in the area.

“As long as people remember them, they’re still around” said Valesky.

The signs will remain in place through tonight and will be re-erected in May for Memorial Day.

Trumbull County men killed in Vietnam

Marvin Douglas Avery, Warren, Marine

Keith Ray Bacorn, Warren, Marine

Donald Eugene Bartek, Vienna, Army

Charles Edward Battles, Warren, Army

Michael Lee Bowman, Warren, Marine

James Robert Brobst, Newton Falls, Army

Gary Lee Brown, Warren, Army

Thomas David Catlin, Niles, Army

James W. Charlesworth Jr., Girard, Army

Richard Anthony Choppa, Hubbard, Army

McArthur Coleman, Masuria, Marine Corps

James Emory Cross, Warren, Air Force

Kenneth Lee Crysel, Warren, Marine Corps

George W. Darnell Jr., Warren, Army

Gary Ray Davis, Warren, Marine Corps

Thomas Evan Douglas, Warren, Marine Corps

Alfred Dugger, Warren, Army

John David Flanigan, Warren, Marine Corps

Gary Lee Fleck, Niles, Army

William Allen Haines Jr., Warren, Army

Andre Haroulakis, Warren, Army

Robert Eudgene Hewitt, Warren, Army

Dallas Edwin Hickman, Warren, Army

George Allen Hubbard, Hubbard, Army

Andrew Michael Hudak, Warren, Marine Corps

David Lee Jackson Jr., Warren, Army

Michael Donald Jarrett, Warren, Marine

Dennis Neil Johnston, McDonald, Navy

Bruce R. Jones, Niles, Air Force

Robert Arthur Jones, Girard, Army

Percy Julian, Warren, Army

James Joseph Kester, Warren, Army

Richard Charles Knapp, Warren, Army

Donald Edward Layfield, Leavittsburg, Army

Richard Keith Lemmon, Liberty Army

Robert Donald Logue, Warren, Marine Corps

Richard Myron Lombardo, Warren, Marine Corps

John Thomas Montgomery, Newton Falls, Army

John Lee Moreland, Liberty, Marine Corps

Albert C. Myers, Warren, Army

Herbert James Nece, Mesopotamia, Army

David Thomas Orwig III, Niles, Army

Gustav Ostrakovic, Cortland, Marine Corps

William E. Parker III, Warren, Marine Corps

Frank Joseph Prokop, Warren, Marine Corps

Walter Garland Rice Jr., Bristol, Army

John Harold Roach, Warren, Marine Corps

Bernard James Rodzen, Warren, Marine Corps

Ronald Carl Ross, Girard, Army

David Alexander Semeraro, Niles, Army

Paul Anthony Sgambati, Girard, Army

Joseph A. Siciliano Jr., Girard, Marine Corps

Andrew Richard Sinchak Jr., Cortland, Army

William Michael Skovran, Warren, Army

David Charles Teutsch, Newton Falls, Marine Corps

Robert Virgil Thomas, Warren, Army

Albert Allen Vencel, Warren, Army

John Mathew Vitello Jr., Warren, Army

Martin Walker Jr., Masuria, Army

Terrance Lee Weant, Cortland, Army

* Army Capt. Richard M. Rees was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School but gave his address as a relative’s home in Portage County, so official databases do not include him on the Trumbull County list.

SOURCE: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund



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Memorial events in Windsor and Slough – Photo 1 of 1 https://memorial-memories.com/memorial-events-in-windsor-and-slough-photo-1-of-1/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 16:15:00 +0000 https://memorial-memories.com/memorial-events-in-windsor-and-slough-photo-1-of-1/

The fallen will be remembered when Windsor and Slough hold memorial services this week.

The Windsor Worship Service will be held at the War Memorial on Windsor High Street in front of the Parish Church of St John the Baptist on Sunday 13 November and will be attended by Deputy Mayor, Councilor Gary Muir.

This will begin at 10:50 a.m. and the national two-minute minute’s silence will be observed at 11:00 a.m.

The services will be organized in partnership with nearby branches of the Royal British Legion who will be in attendance along with SX service, uniform and youth organizations who will attend the wreath laying ceremony.

The ceremonies will be followed by the usual service at Windsor Parish Church.

The Mayor, Councilwoman Christine Bateson, said: “I invite all residents to attend our services if they are able, and join us in remembering those who sacrificed so much for freedoms in past wars or conflicts have that we enjoy today.

“Also, this year’s Poppy Appeal was recently launched, so please remember to show your support by donating to the appeal and wearing your poppy with pride.”

In Slough, a service begins at 10.40am on Sunday in the town square in High Street, leading to St Mary’s Church in Church Street for the main service and wreath-laying ceremony.

In the event of rain, there will be no activities in the town square and the service will begin at 10:50 am in St. Mary’s Church.

Other memorial services will be held in smaller communities in East Berkshire and South Bucks this week. See the parish and parish websites for details.

Donations to the Poppy Appeal can be made online at https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/poppy-appeal

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James D Heitt | The newspaper https://memorial-memories.com/james-d-heitt-the-newspaper/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://memorial-memories.com/james-d-heitt-the-newspaper/

James D Heitt

James D Heitt

Cedar Rapids

James D. Heitt went to meet his Lord and Savior on October 31, 2022. A visitation will be held on Friday, November 18 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the stateroom of Cedar Memorial Chapel. A memorial service will be held Friday, November 18 at 3 p.m. at the Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. A live stream of the funeral service can be viewed on the funeral home’s website under the “Video” tab under the James D. Heitt obituary

beginning of service.

James was born on October 30, 1939 in Maquoketa, Iowa to Dale and Kay (Beck) Heitt. He graduated from Andrew High School in Andrew, Iowa. In 1963 he began his career as a machinist with Welty-Way Products, Inc. of Cedar Rapids, which eventually became Iowa Precision Industries, Inc. From there he served as machine shop manager, night shift supervisor of the machine shop on the production floor, planning manager, operations manager, sales engineer, vice president of operations, vice president and general manager, and finally president of Iowa Precision Industries. He also served as President of the Lockformer Company of Lisle, Illinois and was a director, president and chief operating officer of parent company Met-Coil Systems Corporation.

Throughout his business career, he held the same high standards for others as he did for himself. Although he worked hard at times, he was also able to recognize when people really needed a little “break” and would reward them with it. Everyone who met him left with a smile for he was a good and fair businessman with a strong presence.

Jim had a deep love and commitment to his three boys, Marty, Jeff and Dave. Throughout their upbringing, he coached their pee-wee football teams and was involved in all of their sports. Whenever he was with his boys, they laughed loudly and profusely. They meant the world to him. Jim enjoyed playing tennis, golf and cards with his longtime friends on a weekly basis and continued to do so well into his 70’s. He took an active part in company-sponsored basketball, bowling, billiards, and table tennis games. He loved horses and horseback riding, blues music, dancing and the Dallas Cowboys. His career has enabled him to travel extensively around the world through Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Jim married Tammy Cook on June 21, 2001 in New Orleans. He was a generous, loving, romantic husband with an incredible sense of humor, tremendous intellect and an attractive personality. Jim and Tammy had a strong bond throughout their wonderful 21 years of marriage. They went hand in hand as Jim bravely battled his health issues later in life. Jim will be loved forever.

Jim is survived by his dear wife Tammy; sons, Martin Reed and Jeffrey Drew, both of Cedar Rapids; grandsons, Briton Martin (Kay) Heitt and Morgan Bradley Heitt; great-grandchildren, Brielle Kay, Robby Lee, and Kaden James Heitt, all from Oklahoma; stepsons, Nicholas Craig (Stephanie) Hubacek of Cedar Rapids and Gregory Scott (Sarah) Hubacek of Los Angeles, California; brother-in-law Larry Stickley of Boscobel, Wisconsin; sisters-in-law Joannie (Dan) of Orr, Minnesota, Deha Miller (Wyndel) of Lemesa, Texas, and Valerie (John) of Shell Lake, Wos.; plus numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

His parents preceded him in death; beloved son David; and sister, Barb Stickley.

The Salvation Army was an important charity for Jim because the organization once helped him when he was young. Since then he has been an active supporter. Memorial donations in Jim’s memory can be made at centralusa.salvationarmy.org/cedarrapids/ and support their mission of providing faith, hope and service. Or mail Jim’s name to The Salvation Army, 1000 C Ave. NW, Cedar Rapids IA 52404.

Online condolences are welcome and can be submitted at www.cedarmemorial.com under Obituaries.

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Marie J. Korta—Oswego County today https://memorial-memories.com/marie-j-korta-oswego-county-today/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 19:39:10 +0000 https://memorial-memories.com/marie-j-korta-oswego-county-today/
Marie J Korta

FULTON — Marie J. Korta, 73, of The Villages, Fla. and a former resident of Liverpool, New York, died Sunday, November 6, 2022, after a long illness at Generation Senior Living, Fla.

Marie was born in Fulton, New York to Josephine Francesconi of Fulton and the late John Francesconi.

Marie received her Masters degree in Education and was a teacher at Liverpool School District until her retirement in June 2005. She loved teaching and helping to mold the young minds she taught. Marie was a member of the Nassau Humane Society.

Here she walked dogs daily, gave baths to shelter dogs, and filmed videos to facilitate adoption. Every dog ​​there was treated like Marie’s baby. She was a great mother, daughter, sister and wife and put everyone else ahead of herself.

Marie is survived by her loving family; Husband Gilbert Korta of The Villages, their son Alex (Teresa) Korta of North Syracuse and granddaughter Isabella Korta. She is also survived by her brother John Francesconi and sister Lisa Francesconi.

Consultations are held Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Sugar Funeral Home Inc., 224 W. 2nd. St. S. Fulton.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 am at the funeral home, conducted by Deacon Nick Alvaro. Burial will take place in the Marienfriedhof.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Humane Association of Central New York, 4915 W. Taft Rd., Liverpool, NY 13088.

Marie J Korta

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