Local obituary notices in Rochester, NY
Tuesday Feb 24 | via News Max
Paul Napier, the actor recognized as the first "Mr. Goodwrench" in General Motors ads who appeared in more than 400 commercials and televisions shows in the 1970s and 1980s, died Saturday after collapsing in front of his home in Los Angeles. He was 84. Napier was an active member of the Screen Actors Guild and he even received the Ralph Morgan Award in 2010. Comment?
Tuesday Feb 24 | via Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal
MASSENA: Dora M. Littlejohn, 81, formerly of Orchard Road, peacefully passed away on February 15, 2015 at the Highland Nursing Home, where she had been residing for the past couple of years. There will be no public calling hours. Comment?
Tuesday Feb 24 | via The Post-Standard
Screen Actors Guild Awards committee member Paul Napier is seen during a tasting of the proposed menu and alternatives for the SAG Awards on Tuesday, Sept. 29. 2009, in Los Angeles. Comment?
Monday Feb 23 | via Times Herald-Record
Burton R. Barclay of the Town of Newburgh, a retired mechanic for the Broadway Buick Garage in Newburgh entered into rest Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the St. Luke's/Cornwall Hospital-Newburgh Campus. Comment?
Monday Feb 23 | via 13WHAM
The wind chill will remain in the teens below zero for many areas near Rochester through the day, occasionally bottoming out near -20. Areas south of Rochester could see the wind chill drop slightly lower. Comment?
Sunday Feb 22 | via Iowa City Press-Citizen
Arnie was born in New York on January 20, 1931, to Morris and Jean Breggin. He attended the University of Colorado, graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering. Comment?
Saturday Feb 21 | via Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Constance Mitchell recalls Malcolm X's February 1965 visit to Rochester In her story on the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, Erica Bryant has done impressive journalistic... Check out this story on DemocratandChronicle.com: http://on.rocne.ws/1EoEzgY In her story on the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, Erica Bryant has done impressive journalistic sleuthing by uncovering several new accounts of Malcom's visit to Rochester only five days before his death. A while back, for a D & C Guest Essay, I also looked into Malcolm's trip to Rochester. Comment?
Friday Feb 20 | via Florida Today
She was born on March 3, 1925, the daughter E. Harry and Helen Gurney Gilman, and grew up in Rochester, New York. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 18 | via Olney Enterprise
A New York tourism office's suggestion that potential visitors should go to the Florida Keys instead has ended up crashing its website. Comment?
Saturday Feb 14 | via The Lakeland Ledger
BETTY J. HUNSINGER, 93 WINTER HAVEN - Betty J. Hunsinger, 93, went to Heaven to be with Jesus on 2/13/15, from Lake Howard Heights, where she had resided since March 2014. Betty was born in Syracuse, NY, but spent most of her life in Cato, NY, where she was a housewife, raising three sons. Comment?
Friday Feb 13 | via Frontpage The Cabinet Press, Inc.
David M. Brooks, 88, of Bedford, New Hampshire, passed away December 17, 2014, after a short illness. Born April 3, 1926, in New York City, he was the son of author and playwright George Brooks and Dr. Helen Brooks. Comment?
Thursday Feb 12 | via SouthCoastToday.com
Jean M. Fairhurst, 92, of Fall River, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at the Catholic Memorial Home in Fall River. She was the wife of the late Ret. Comment?
Thursday Feb 12 | via The News Journal
Richard was born in Long Beach, CA to Richard C. Gearhart and Lutrelle P. Gearhart, and his childhood was spent in Rochester NY and Toledo OH. Comment?
Tuesday Feb 10 | via The Lakeland Ledger
SHIRLEY LANGBEIN, 90 LAKELAND - Shirley Langbein, 90, passed away on February 6, 2015, due to lung cancer. She was born in Rochester, NY, on October 21, 1924. Comment?
Tuesday Feb 10 | via Watertown Daily Times
Kathleen M. Bartlett, 96, of 38 N. Broad St. Apt. 203, passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, February 10, 2015 in her residence. Comment?
Sunday Feb 8 | via The Post-Standard
The 20-year-old man accused of assaulting the child is now facing more charges, troopers said. Edward G. Lewis, 20, of 34 Hayfly Road, Scriba, was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. Comment?
Sunday Feb 8 | via The Baltimore Sun
Anna Gerotheou Gallos, a prolific composer of Greek Orthodox Church music over a career that spanned eight decades, died at home on Feb. 4 of complications from the flu and Parkinson's disease. The Timonium resident was 94. A strong, feisty woman, whose life was steeped in the Greek Orthodox Church - both her father and husband were priests - she became one of a handful of musicians to attempt to return the American church's music to its roots in the Byzantine church, according to a fellow musician Nicholas B. Kyrus of Washington, D.C. When the first Greek immigrants settled in the U.S., they westernized their music as part of a process of assimilation, Kyrus said. Comment?
Friday Feb 6 | via Steuben Courier
Age 86 of Rochester, NY, formerly of Bath, NY, died peacefully at the home of his daughter on January 31, 2015; although on many occasions, Dave had indicated to family and friends that he would rather to have been shot by a jealous husband at the age of 90. Born on August 31, 1928 to the late Graham and Mary "Dye" Burch, Dave was predeceased by his wife of sixty years, Mary Jane and is survived by his daughters, Mary Lee Doering of Folsom, California and Jennifer Burch Marshall of Macedon, NY; grandchildren, Grant David Weil of Rochester, NY, Grayson Paul Weil of N. Tonawanda, NY, Marissa Lee Weil of Larksville, PA, Deanna Marie Doering of Folsom, California; great-granddaughter Bailey Kathleen Weil; several nieces, nephews other family and friends. Comment?
Friday Feb 6 | via The News Journal
Born in Rochester, New York in 1918 to Irene and Elmer Robinson, Meg was the wife of the late Robert N. Manning, who died in 2009. Comment?
Tuesday Feb 3 | via The Lakeland Ledger
HELEN VIRGINIA GERSTNER, 84 WINTER HAVEN - Helen Virginia Gerstner, 84, of Winter Haven passed away on February 1, 2015, due to heart failure. She was born in Denton, MD, and moved to this area from Rochester, NY, in 1960. Comment?
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