Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Simple needs, apparently met

Dominic's interests were reading, tending his lawn, enjoying the warmth of the sun, watching basketball and Nascar racing and hanging out at his favorite lawnmower shop.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

How will you spend YOUR retirement?

Though the punishment from a lifetime of hand work and kneeling on sail loft floors left Roy wracked with arthritis, his passion for cooking remained. Renowned for his clam chowder, clam fritters, and lobster bisque, he added canning to his repertoire, gifting all with fabulous pickles, jams, and jellies and his own version of "V-6" juice (six vegetables, not eight). Model making, sailboats of course, and painting, boats and oceans of course, filled his retirement days.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A three-time hospice graduate!

Upon their first meeting by a patient's bedside, Joe is reported to have told one of the other residents, "There is the woman I am going to marry."

Read more about Vicki Pastorelle, interesting gal!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sad and in the North, too

While playing for the Norwich Yellow Jackets one day, major league scouts who were there to watch Gene DeSautels, who later played for the Boston Red Sox, were overheard to say, "the colored fellow was better." Unfortunately, because of practices in existence at the time, "Burch" was never given an opportunity to play for the major leagues.

Friday, June 18, 2010

'Diaperman' dead at 56

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Linda, and mourned by the city of Plainfield and wherever the language of funk is spoken.

Here's more about P-Funk's Garry Shider!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

OMG, one can die from them?!

He was born Jan. 14, 1953. Nino was an accomplished musician and played frequently throughout the region, including most recently drumming on the Calvary Chapel worship teams. He widely travelled the country and died from the complications of life.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Do you battle rocks as well?

His tomatoes were unmatched, although he found constant challenge from rocks, which appeared in untold numbers, and generations of wildlife that consumed more than their fair share of his produce.

Read more about Stephen J. O'Leary.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

"Extremely well liked by all creeds and classes"

Possessed of a cheerful temperament, and having the faculty to be able to think clearly and express himself wittily, he was a most interesting man to meet.

Read more about James Burns, native of Carrickmacstay, Ireland.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Coffee ... and a corn muffin

In his most recent days, he enjoyed spending time with his best friend, Joe Holdridge, enjoying coffee and a corn muffin.

Read more about the long life of Courtland Elisha Littlefield.

His name sounds like that of a character in a children's book, no?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

That is pretty much the whole gambit, ain't it?

Ann had the ability to successfully accomplish any task, from teaching herself to play the popular songs of the day on piano as a child to roofing her house in Noank.

Friday, June 4, 2010

While there he developed a formula for calculating a future value for certain business situations that was published in several textbooks. However the most noteworthy accomplishment of his college career was his engagement to Sylvia Lack Aaronson.

Read more about Myles Joseph Aaronson.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

What a way with words

Mr. Haney, a rumpled high school dropout from Canada who was at home in taverns, joined with a fellow journeyman journalist, Scott Abbott, to dream up a board game to test players’ grasp of wickedly inconsequential trivia.

Short and, oh, so sweet

Jason M. Harmony, 50, kicked the bucket surrounded by his family on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at the VNA Hospice House of St. Lukes, Lower Saucon Township. Born in Allentown to Martha A. (Tonay) Harmony of Allentown with whom he resided and the late Alvin Harmony. Jason was a Navy Veteran, avid fisherman, hunter, nature-lover, Harley-rider, NASCAR Fan, wood-worker, cabinet maker and smart-ass. He was a jack-of all-trades.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Another Do-It-Yourselfer!

I was born in Two Rivers, Wisconsin (the date is none of your business), but lived and died (on May 17, 2010) in Bay City, Michigan.

Read more about Marian McPeak.