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<![CDATA[RICHMOND, Ind. - Edward A. Stassin, age 94, of Richmond, died Friday, March 7, 2014, at Reid Hospital. Born April 15, 1919, in Arnold, Pennsylvania, to Constance and Marja Stashinsky, Edward lived in Richmond since 1947. He was a graduate of New Kensington High School in Pennsylvania and attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania. Edward was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corp as a navigator. He retired in 1982 from ALCOA, where he was a chief engineer for many years and served as plant manager prior to his retirement. Edward started in New Kensington at the Aluminum Seal Company, which became ALCOA. He was one of the original nine set-up managers who opened the ALCOA plant in Richmond. Edward held five patents. Edward was a longtime active member of First Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of the NRA and lifetime member of the Richmond Elks Lodge #649. Edward was a longtime supporter of Boys Scouts. He was the original president and board member of Interfaith Housing. Edward enjoyed golf, traveling, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Survivors include his daughter, Jennifer (Richard) Stassin Link of Indianapolis; son, Paul (Pamela Bratton) Stassin of Richmond; grandchildren, SSgt Marja Anna Link (USMC Ret.) of South Carolina and SGT Lawton R.E. Link (USMC) stationed in Quantico, Virginia; great-grandson, Kooper Link of Indianapolis; sister, Bertha Stashinsky of Richmond; nieces; nephews; cousins in Pennsylvania; and family in Lithuania. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Jennie P. Ciukowski Stassin and great-granddaughter, Emma Abigail Link. Visitation for Edward A. Stassin will be from 4 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond, followed by a funeral service at 7:00 p.m. at Doan & Mills with Rev. John Hollis officiating. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Greenwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania. Memorial contributions may be made to: First Presbyterian Church, 100 North 10th Street, Richmond, IN 47374. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
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<![CDATA[Richmond, Ind. - Catherine J. (Katie) Phillips, age 90, of Richmond died Wednesday (March 5, 2014) at Friends Fellowship Community. She was born in Richmond on December 2, 1923 to Michael and Margarita Trigiani Sbrocchi and had lived here all her life. She graduated from Richmond High School and was married to Paul for 67 years, she was a homemaker and loving wife and mother. Survivors include her husband Paul; son Michael (Joy) Phillips; grandson Paul (Serena) Phillips; great granddaughter Gabriele and several Nieces and Nephews. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by one brother and three sisters. Per Katie's wishes a graveside service will be held on Monday (March 10, 2014) at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens at 10:00 A.M. Judith Phillips will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Friends Fellowship General Endowment Fund, 2030 Chester Blvd. Richmond, Indiana. www.riggle-waltermann.com
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<![CDATA[CENTERVILLE, Ind. - Martin E. McCord, age 71, of Centerville, died Friday, March 7, 2014, at Reid Hospital. Born February 7, 1943, in New Castle, Indiana, Martin lived in Wayne and Union Counties for most of his life. He was a 1962 graduate of Short High School in Liberty, Indiana. Martin was a foreman and superintendant for the Wayne County Highway Department, and retired in 2007 with 44 years of service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, and mushroom hunting. Martin loved the outdoors and trips to Canada. Survivors include his wife, Linda Joyce Crocker McCord, to whom he was married on July 25, 1964; daughter, Teresa McCord of Centerville; son, Daniel (Cher) McCord of Fishers, Indiana; two granddaughters, Nikole and Kendall McCord of Fishers, Indiana; three half-sisters, Patricia (Martin) Strava of Prescott, Arizona, Donna (Tim) Hamm of Richmond, and Karen (Layton) McPherson of Tucson, Arizona; nieces; nephews; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Mary Catherine and Ralph Feustel. Visitation for Martin E. McCord will be from 12 to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Mills Funeral Home with Rev. James L. Girdley officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: National MS Society, Indiana Chapter, 3500 DePauw Blvd., Suite 1040, Indianapolis, IN 46268 or American Cancer Society, Wayne County Unit, 4567 Progress Dr., Columbus, IN 47201. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Good things came in threes in the Wayne County sports world Saturday night. Not one, not two but three county high schools captured their respective sectional boys basketball championships, earning the right to continue their postseason treks.
A Richmond man is OK after being rescued Saturday morning from a grain bin on a farm south of Centerville.
Georgia Direct Carpet plans to pool its resources in April. The longtime Richmond retailer will combine its carpet showroom at 1530 S. Ninth St. and cabinet showroom at 406 Commerce Road into a single 12,000-square-foot facility at 5200 National Road E., former home of Indiana Discount Carpet.
Tickets for the upcoming "Grits and Glamour Tour" concert featuring Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan are sold out.
A Richmond man was arrested on marijuana dealing charges this week after an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Wayne County Drug Task Force and Warren County, Ohio, Drug Task Force, federal officials said Friday.
In Richmond, the visual arts have been celebrated for more than 100 years through a unique alliance between the city's high school and its art museum.
The sky will be bright and the wind will be light today. Enjoy the sunshine, and the elusive above-average high tempe... The sky will be bright and the wind will be light today.
She was born January 6, 1936 in Cicero to Joseph and Mary Binford Hensley. She lived in Richmond most of her life before moving to Indianapolis five years ago.
The Indiana State Health Department has given Skittles candy a clean bill of health after two children became ill and were hospitalized Wednesday.
There's a new way to enjoy a meal from any of 10 Richmond restaurants. Order on your computer, wait for delivery and eat at home.
Richmond Common Council members have a chance when they next meet on March 17 to reconsider their vote on a change to city firefighters' pay.
The Wayne County Task Force on Jobs is looking for employers to participate in two upcoming job fairs.
A Richmond man was arrested Wednesday evening on a warrant charging him with three felony counts of child molesting/fondling.