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Dallas, Texas Charles Donald Powers 1934 — 2024 Charles Donald Powers was born July 13, 1934 in Jamestown, NY to adoring parents Harold O. and Alice Myrtle VanGiesen Powers. Although having earned a PhD which gave him the right to use the title Doctor, he preferred to be known only as Don. After graduating from Jamestown High School in 1952 and North Park Jr. College in 1954, Don entered the Air Force where he served four years in communications. He then earned his Bachelors and Masters Degree in Microbiology, Public Health and Virology from Michigan State University. An endowed Chair in Microbiology at Michigan State has been established in Don's name. In 1969, Don completed work to earn his PhD in Epidemiologic Science and Molecular... Columbus, Indiana Elaine Kay Christensen 1943 — 2024 Elaine Kay Christensen, 80, of Columbus, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2024, at Silver Oaks Health Campus. Mrs. Christensen was born on September 4, 1943, at Genesee Memorial Hospital in Batavia, NY. She was the daughter of the late Walter W. Hofmann and Beatrice J. Wombwell Hofmann of Stafford, NY. She married Gary P. Christensen on June 24, 1967. Mrs. Christensen was a 1961 graduate of Byron-Bergen Central School in New York State and graduated from Rochester Business Institute with a Medical Secretarial Science degree, and was employed by the U.S. Government in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Christensen volunteered as church secretary, newsletter editor, and classroom aide after working at... South Bend, Indiana Ida Lillian Brown Knight 1918 — 2023 Ida Lillian (Lil) Brown Knight: 1918 - 2023 Ida Lillian (Lil) Brown Knight of South Bend, IN, formerly of Jamestown, NY, left this life on December 18, 2023 at the age of 105. Ida was born in Macon, GA, August 8, 1918, the third child born to the union of Morgan Cornelius Brown and Ida (Moore) Brown. She received her primary and secondary schooling in Macon, graduating from Ballard Senior High School. Mrs. Knight received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Spellman College, Atlanta, GA, earning her Master of Arts in Education from State University of New York at Fredonia and post graduate study at the University of Manchester, Manchester England. Ida Lillian... Denver, North Carolina Savannah Aleisha Johnson 1960 — 2023 Savannah Aleisha Johnson was welcomed home by our Lord and Savior to everlasting life on Sunday December 10th 2023. She was the beloved daughter of Herbert Warren Leeper and Edith (Parker)Leeper. Savannah was born on March 13th, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois. Her childhood and teen years were spent in Jamestown, New York. She graduated from Jamestown Community College in 2001. Savannah cherished her family and friends. She loved to be of service and would help all those that knew her. Savannah worked as a Supervisor at Sears and Robuck Co. for many years. She also worked as a property manager in Charlotte, NC. In her later years, Savannah was a caregiver for her late mother Edith Leeper, her... Formerly of Jamestown, New York Sidney A. Sweeney 1937 — 2023 Sidney A. Sweeney of West Bend, Wisconsin, formerly of Jamestown, New York, passed away on December 4, 2023. In honoring the wishes of the family, a memorial service for Sidney will take place in Jamestown, New York at a later time. Sidney is survived by his wife of 44 years Christine (Adamczak); son Steven (Lisa); 8 grandchildren: Olivia, Owen, Lillian, Charlotte, Victoria, Benjamin, Violet, and Gabriel Sweeney. Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville is caring for the family. Clermont, Florida Robert Bruce Swanson 1940 — 2023 Robert Bruce Swanson, also known as Bob, passed away on October 24, 2023, at the age of 83 in Clermont, Florida. Born on January 21, 1940, in Jamestown, New York, Bob was a man of strong Christian faith. He was an honest, principled man who dedicated his life to his beloved family. Bob's gentle and kind-hearted nature made him a true friend to those around him. His unwavering love and devotion to his family served as a shining example of what a good husband and father should be. He will be deeply missed and forever cherished by his loved ones until they are reunited in Heaven. Bob received his education from Southwestern Central High School in Jamestown, New York, and later pursued higher... Keene, New Hampshire Marilyn DeGoede Freeman 1932 — 2023 Marilyn DeGoede Freeman passed away at Cheshire Medical Center on September 28, 2023, following a period of declining health. She was born May 11, 1932, in Jamestown, New York to Wiebrand "Abe" DeGoede and Bertha Parker DeGoede. After graduating from Jamestown High School in 1940, she graduated from St. Luke's School of Nursing in 1943 and Baldwin Wallace College in 1944, where she earned a bachelor's degree and was a sister of Beta Sigma Omicron. Marilyn cherished the lifelong friendships she made with her high school and college classmates. Following graduation, she worked as a pediatric R.N. at St. Luke's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio where she met her soulmate and future husband, Dr.... Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Donald Lynn Waite 1935 — 2023 Donald Lynn Waite, 87, of Chambersburg, PA, went to his Heavenly home on Friday, September 15, 2023. Born December 18, 1935 in Bradford, PA, he was a son of the late Lynn N. and Alberta Hitchco*ck Waite. He was a 1954 graduate of the Falconer (NY) Central School and attended Buffalo Bible Institute and Azusa Pacific University. A truck driver for 45 years, Donald drove for S.M. Flickingers in Falconer, NY for more than 20 years and later retired from Food Lion. After retiring he drove vehicles for Eastland Motors and worked at Cracker Barrel. He attended Chambersburg Brethren In Christ Church. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as football, baseball, and... Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Lillian Alek 1934 — 2023 Lillian Santos Alek aged 88 departed from this life on August 2nd, 2023. Born August 8th, 1934 to parents Manuel Santos and Lillian Luciano Santos Moore. Lillian embodied a life of hard work and dedication. She was a self-employed cosmetologist for many years in Jamestown, NY. Not only did she offer cosmetology services but shared joy and friendship to her many clients. She brought her artistic skills to the Bon-ton in Harrisburg, Pa where she worked in the cosmetic department. Until recently she enjoyed working in Food Service at Dauphin Schools, Harrisburg, PA. Lillian was a culinary enthusiast who spent her spare time in the kitchen where her family enjoyed countless hours sharing meals.... Martinsville, Indiana Cynthia Sue Scott 1956 — 2023 Cynthia Sue Scott, 66 of Martinsville, IN passed away on Monday, June 19, 2023. She was born to the late John and Irma Kendall. Cynthia loved quilting, sewing, cooking, and researching genealogy. She enjoyed her time with the Tri-Kappa Sorority and helping others. She was an adventurer at heart, loved traveling, and treasured sharing experiences with her family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 48 years Ronald Scott; three children Dawn (Chad) Burgett, Ryan (Anna) Scott and Corey Scott; six grandchildren and two sisters Janese Berkhouse and Merry Schang. Cynthia is preceded in death by both parents, a brother John Kendall. Celebration of Life Service will be Wednesday,... Marco Island, Florida James Peter Green 1946 — 2023 James Peter Green passed away on June 14, 2023, at home in Marco Island, Florida surrounded by his family. He was born in Rochester, NY on January 21, 1946, to Nelson and Mabel (Kofod) Green. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen (McGraw), children, Darren Green (Virginia), Jennifer Williams (Dana) and Heather Ortiz, grandchildren, David Green (Christine) and Madeline Rammelt, great grandchildren, Ava and Carter Green and Greyson Young and a nephew, Richard Shattuck (Susan). He was predeceased by a brother, Richard Green and sister, Janice Bensink. Jim grew up in Westfield, NY and in 1964 graduated from Westfield Academy and Central School, where he played football, basketball, baseball and... Cromwell, Connecticut Sherrie Lea Gage 1947 — 2023 Sherrie Lea (Paulson) Gage, 76, of Cromwell, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at Middlesex Hospital. Born in Jamestown, New York, she was the daughter of the late Gerald Paulson and Virginia (Larrison) Ecklund. Sherrie lived in Middletown since 1970 and was employed at Connecticut Valley Hospital for many years before retiring. Sherrie's family was everything to her. Sherrie is survived by her four daughters, Rebecca S. Gage of Hebron, Kristine R. Gage and her husband Brian Litterio of Hebron, Aimee L. Gage of Meriden and Michelle L. Gage-Diaz and her husband Bobby of Middletown; one son, Timothy E. Gage, CT; three brothers, John Ecklund of Lake View, NY, Doug Ecklund of... Greenhurst, New York Donald Richard Pettit 1942 — 2023 Donald R. Pettit passed away Monday evening, the 13th of March 2023, at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC after recently moving from Greenhurst, NY. Don was born in Westfield, NY August 23, 1942 to Geraldine Mae Wester Pettit and Richard J. Pettit. The first years Don grew up with his maternal grandparents, August and Irene Wester, on a small farm in the Chautauqua Gorge where his love and knowledge of the outdoors was formed. Don graduated from Brocton Central School, class of 1960. He was later married to Donna Rose Markham in February 1966 and they lived in Newton, NJ for 12 years before moving back to Chautauqua County. Don retired from his landscaping business "Lawn Cuts" where he... Rocky Mount, North Carolina Wilma Patricia Hammond Rundell 1950 — 2023 Wilma Patricia Hammond Rundell, age 72, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. Born in Jamestown, NY on February 5, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Harold Hammond and Patricia Kilburn Hammond. She was also preceded in death by her brother, John Hammond. An active member of Englewood United Methodist Church, Wilma sang in the church choir and volunteered a lot of her time to various church missions. She believed in helping and giving back to others as much as she could. A dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend to many, Wilma will be deeply missed and never forgotten. Wilma is survived by her husband of 51 years, David Rundell;... St Simons Island, Georgia Marguerite Ann "Peggy" Eades 1930 — 2023 Marguerite Ann "Peggy" Eades, 92, of St. Simons Island passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 22, 2023 at Hospice of the Golden Isles. Peggy was born on November 12, 1930 in Jamestown, New York, to her parents Michael and Maggie Vullo. She graduated from Jamestown High School in 1950 before serving in the United States Navy as a WAVE. She had fond memories of those years and she was a proud vet. While serving our country, she met and married James Bennett Eades. Upon discharge from the Navy, they moved to Wood River, Illinois, and relocated to Brunswick in 1972. She is preceded in death by her husband of sixty-one years, her three siblings, Josephine Vullo Kelly, Joseph... Roberts, Idaho JoElla Palmeri Brady 1931 — 2023 JoElla Brady (Palmeri) age 91, of Roberts, passed away at her home Friday, January 13, 2023. JoElla was born August 20, 1931, in Jamestown, New York a daughter to Giuseppe G. Palmeri and Mary Brunacini Palmeri. Following High School graduation, she married Frederick Hayes II. Later Byron Brady. She worked at Idaho Fresh Pak in Lewisville, Idaho and had lived in Jamestown, New York and Roberts, Idaho. She loved traveling, camping, and other activities with family, family was of utmost importance. She loved art, music, astronomy, and anything that gave her a sense of wonder, and she shared that with her children. She loved to Read, and gathered much information on exploration, from Admiral... Clearwater, Florida Edward August Johnson 1951 — 2022 Edward August Johnson, 71, a retired Construction Superintendent for Boyd Construction Company, entered into rest on Wednesday, November 2, 2022. The son of the late Fred Elmer and Maryjane (Liddel) Johnson. Edward was born on February 8, 1951 in Jamestown, New York. His beloved Marilyn resides at home in Florida. Ed was a longtime member (53 years) of The Vikings in Mayville, New York. Ed was a Viking Chief in 1984. He received his fifty-year membership award in 2020. In addition to his wife, Marilyn, Ed is survived by his loving step-children, Scott A. Hakes and Tina Laurin, Kimberly M. Wobrock and John Wobrock and Cari A. Ortiz and Luis Martinez; beloved grandchildren, Briana H.... Sarasota, Florida Sally Marie Swanson 1957 — 2022 Sally Marie Swanson 65 of Sarasota Florida passed away peacefully in her home on October 10, 2022 after a tough battle with ALS. A small Memorial service to be held at a later date. Sally Enjoyed living in Florida she loved her job at Wilde automotive. Sally also loved visiting with her family up north, she enjoyed golf and relaxing by the pool. She was the Daughter of the Late Dorothy M Briggs and James A Olds She is survived by her daughter, Andrea (Darron) Thorpe; grandson, Gavin Thorpe; son, Jeff J Oleshak. Also surviving are her siblings, Julie (Rick) Olds-Walters, Patricia (Hector) Ruiz, Jill (Doug) Church, Jimmy (Jill) Olds, Brenda Olds, and a step sister Betsy Stone. She... Alcoa, Tennessee Knute R. Burstrom, Jr 1942 — 2022 Knute R. Burstrom, Jr., age 79 of Alcoa, TN passed away October 8, 2022, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 58 years and the love of his life, Linda Burstrom; sister, Ann Tilaro; children, Debbie Tipton (Rickey), David Burstrom (Stefanie), Deanna Mitchell (Jim), Lynn Compton (Davey); 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM, Wednesday, October 12th at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home. 865-982-6812 Woodstock, Illinois Carol Marie Deneen 1936 — 2022 Carol Marie Deneen, 86, passed away on September 22, 2022 at her home in Woodstock. She was born on January 7, 1936 in Jamestown, NY, the daughter of Carl and Ingrid (Johnson) Hoglund. She married Richard Deneen on June 17, 1961. Carol was a long time member of First United Methodist Church in Woodstock. She belonged to the Genesis group and Women's club with the church. She enjoyed traveling, taking care of her flower garden and spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her daughters, Kerrie Lynn Way, Tracy Carol (Joe) Cubert and Debbie Ann (Stan) Dechant; grandchildren, Gavin Taylor, Courtney (Kambren) Rowlan, Norman Dechant, Deneena Dechant, Joseph (Katie) Cubert...
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