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Sack, Nancy L. (Kalloch), a retired teacher, musician, writer and actress, died Monday, July 30, 2001, at the Hallmark Nursing Center in New Paltz after a long illness.  She was 73.  Mrs. Sack began working for the Rondout Valley Central School District in 1963.  She taught second and fifth graces at Marbletown Elementary School, and was a remedial reading specialist from 1966-67.  When the middle school opened in 1968, she was a reading specialist and taught fifth grad and eighth grade.  Mrs. Sack was innovative and helped to establish the team teaching approach at the schools.  She was chairman of the language arts and social studies team.  She was a 1945 graduate of Mamaroneck High School.  After attending Westchester County Community College, she earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from SUNY New Paltz in 1963.  She was a member of the Kappa Delta Pi honor society and won the Leslie Whitright Award for Scholarship.  Attending Harvard Graduate School of Education on full scholarship, she graduated in 1966 with a master's in elementary education.  As a pianist and actress, Mrs. Sack was very active in regional theater and performed in numerous productions over the years.  Some of the groups she performed with include Coach House Players; the Marbletown Artists Association Dinner Theater; 90 Miles Off Broadway; New Paltz College Repertory Theatre; the Rhinebeck Drama Society; the Cape Cod Repertory Theater; Dennis-Yarmouth Players Workshop; and Readers Theatre in Aix-en-Provence, France.  She wrote and staged two plays: "The Two Mrs. Lincolns" in 1980 and "Edna St. Vincent Millay" in 1987.  Mrs. Sack was also very active in her community.  She served with the Rye Red Cross and the U.S. Civil Defense from 1942-45.  She was a charter member and secretary of the Ulster County Youth Services Commission and was a member of the High Falls Civic Association, the Marbletown Artists Association, the Stone Ridge Library Board and the UCCC Choir.  She was also a volunteer at the Mohonk Preserve and the Hudson River Maritime Center.  She was secretary of the Rondout Valley Teachers Association from 1969-70 and the first woman president of the Kalloch Family Society.  She helped create Youth Day in Ulster County and directed its countywide talent show.  Besides Stone Ridge, she had homes in Eastham, Mass., and Tenant's Harbor, Maine.  Born Nov. 16, 1927, in Jersey City, N.J., she was daughter of Colby B. Kalloch and Leonie L. Butt-Kalloch.  Survivors include a son, Donald of Stone Ridge; a grand-daughter, Maura of Manhattan; and a cousin Charlene Black of Tenant's Harbor, Maine.  No services are planned at this time.  Inurnment will be in Sea View Cemetery, Tenant's Harbor, Maine.  Arrangements are by the George J. Moylan Funeral Home, U.S. Rout 209, Stone Ridge. (Nancy's photo).

Scarpati, Betty Keller, WEST HAVEN - Betty L. Higgins Keller Scarpati, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013, knowing the love her family and friends had for her.  Betty leaves behind her adoring children, Susanne Perry and Craig (Deborah) Keller; as well as two loving stepchildren, Salvatore Scarpati and Theresa Russo. Betty had the blessing of several loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many friends in her life. Betty enjoyed the occasional trip to the casino as well as spending time with her large extended family. She is predeceased by her husband, Vincent Scarpati; son Timothy Keller; and former husband, Myron Keller. Her quiet strength and pleasant manner will be deeply missed by those who knew her.  Visitation will take place Wednesday morning from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the West Haven Funeral Home, 662 Savin Avenue. Graveside services will follow at 12 p.m. in In Memoriam Cemetery, Wallingford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society , 38 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT. 06854. To leave an online remembrance, please visit www.westhavenfuneral.com.  (Published in The Record-Journal on July 30, 2013),  (Photo from obituary).

Sherer, Dana Albert, -- At Rockland, Feb. 24, Dana Albert Sherer, age 71 years, 5 months, 20 days.  Funeral from Burpee funeral home, Feb. 27, 2 p.m.  Rev. J. Charles MacDonald will officiate.  (The Courier-Gazette, Rockland, Maine, Tuesday, February 26, 1946).  (Photo page).

Sherer, Dana Edward, STOCKTON SPRINGS - Dana Edward Sherer, 62, died peacefully at his home, Aug. 28, 1999, after a courageous six-year battle with brain cancer.  He was born in Rockland, Nov. 12, 1936, the son of Lester and Rose (Vultigo) Sherer.  He attended grammar school on North Haven and graduated from Mount Desert Island High School in 1955.  He attended the University of Maine and graduated from Southern Maine Technical College.  He worked for many years at Delta Chemicals in Searsport and Champion Paper in Bucksport.  Dana loved the outdoors, especially camping and fishing.  He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Grace (Austin) Sherer; two sons, Stephen B. and his wife, Marsha Sherer of Stockton Springs and Ronald W. Sherer of Norfolk, Va.; his mother, Rose Sherer of Searsport; two sisters, Marilyn Morrison and her husband, Homer of Poulsboro, [Sic] Wash. and Nancy Sherer of Greenfield, Mass.; two grandchildren, Max and Brooke Sherer of Stockton Springs; an aunt, Phyllis Levendoski of Scituate, Mass.; an uncle, Mario Vultigo of Harrison, N.J.; three sisters-in-law, Lois Means and Marion Dennis, both of North Brooklin and Beverly Lee of Brooksville; many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by twin daughters, Vanessa and Darlene Sherer in 1959 and his father, Lester Sherer in 1979.  Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Monday at Young Funeral Home in Searsport. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Stockton Springs Community Church with Pastor Wilton Rose officiating.  Interment will be at Rural Cemetery, Sedgwick.  (Bangor Daily News, Monday, August 30, 1999).  (Photo page).

Sherer, Myrtie, -- Rockland, July 6, Myrtie (Kalloch) wife of Dana A. Sherer, aged 50 years, 7 months, 18 days. Funeral Monday at 2 o'clock from late residence.  (The Courier-Gazette, Rockland, Maine, July ?, 1928).  (Photo page).

Sillery, Lucy Bassick, Thomaston -- Mrs. Lucy Bassick Sillery, 91 of 54 High Street, Thomaston, widow
of John Sillery died in Thomaston Wednesday morning.  She was born in St. George Oct. 13, 1868, the daughter of Josiah and Louisa Wiley Clark.  She was married to shirt collar manufacturer John Sillery of Brooklyn, NY, where they lived til his death.  She then moved to Thomaston, ME.  She was a member of the Thomaston Baptist Church, the Ladies Circle and Mission Circle of that church, and Grace Chapter, OES.  Surviving are two sisters Mrs. Minnie Wilson and Mrs. Arthur Kalloch both of Thomaston; four nieces and two nephews.  Funeral Services will be held Friday at 2 PM from the Davis Funeral Home with Rev. John B. S. Fitzpatrick officiating.  (Dated Feb 1960, contributed by Kurt A. Hoffses).  (Gravestone photo).

Silvia, Frank P., TAUNTON –Frank P. Silvia, Jr. husband of the late Jeanne (Hoye) Silvia died at Morton Hospital & Medical Center on February 16, 2012 after a short illness. He was 92.  Born and raised in Raynham he was the son of the late Frank P. Silvia, Sr. and Marie (Correia) Silvia.  He attended Raynham schools.  Mr. Silvia was the owner and operator of Frank's Garage in Bridgewater for many years, was a communicant of Holy Family Church in East Taunton.  He leaves six sons, Leo A. Silvia of Bridgewater, John D. Silvia of Menifee, CA, David B. Silvia of Wareham, James S. Silvia of Carver, Frank P. Silvia III of Tempe, AZ and Bruce Silvia of Freetown; nine daughters, Eileen Weeks of Taunton, Judy Dutra and Roberta Crealese both of E. Taunton, Julia Pereira of Rehoboth, Paula Silvia of Belcamp, MD, Margaret Collins of Abington, Denise Graziano of Brockton, Jayne Short of Taunton and Susan Allore of Carver; a brother, Alfred Silvia of Falmouth; a sister Mary DeCastro of Taunton; former wife , Beneta (Wright) Neville of Assonet; fifty-one grandchildren; thirty-three great grandchildren; and fifteen great great grandchildren.  His funeral will be held from the Silva Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Taunton on Wed. Feb. 22nd at 8:45 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at Holy Family Church, East Taunton at 10 a.m.  Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Taunton.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling Hours will be held at the funeral home on Tues. Feb. 21st from 5 to 8 p.m. (www.silvafuneralhome.com).

Simonson, Maud Howard, Maud Howard Simonson, 95, of Stanwood died Thursday, Dec. 28, 1989, in a local nursing home.  She was born in Edison, the daughter of Albert S. and Harriet Kallock Howard.  The family moved to Stanwood in late 1899.  She was a lifelong resident of Stanwood, except for her college years in California and a few years in Seattle.  She was educated in Stanwood and graduated in Stanwood High School’s first graduating class.  She attended the University of California at Berkeley and Western Washington State College in Bellingham.  In June 1920, she married CharIey Simonson.  They purchased a Stanwood drug company and worked there for many years.  He preceded her in death in 1944.  Mrs. Simonson was an active member of Stanwood United Methodist Church, serving as Sunday school superintendent, choir member, member of the United Methodist Women, church treasurer, and lay delegate to the church’s annual conference.  She was a charter member of the Frank H. Hancock Unit 92 of the American Legion Auxiliary, where she was unit president and also served as second district president of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the American Legion.  She was a charter member and president of the Stanwood Area Historical Society, and was a member of the Washington chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  She also participated in the Camano Island Homemakers, the Golden Club, and the Leisure Club.  Mrs. Simonson was a Grand Marshal in the Fourth of July Parade in Stanwood, where she was the parade’s keynote speaker on the U.S.S. Constitution.  She was also featured in Women's World magazine, and in 1988 was named Woman of the Year for her civic and volunteer activities.  She is survived by her daughter, Harriet Simonson Jean; one son, Charles Howard Simonson; five grandchildren, Robert Jean, Mary Jean Prussing, Janice Simonson Carlson, Charlie Simonson, and Carol Simonson; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mabel Harris; a brother, Ed Howard; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Memorials are suggested to the Stanwood Historical Society, Stanwood United Methodist Church, or to a favorite charity.

Skiles, Frances Dumble, BERKELEY -- Frances Dumble Skiles, who for the past five years ran the American Cancer Society's residential fundraising drive here, has died at the age of 75.  A native of Bakersfield, she died Saturday at her Berkeley home.  She was a fifth generation Californian who once recalled that an ancestor, a Methodist minister from Maine, who died in Placerville of "mining fever."  Her grandmother was a suffragette in San Francisco and Bakersfield.  After going through schools in Bakersfield, Mrs. Skiles attended UC-Berkeley and graduated in 1924 with a bachelor's degree in social institutions.  She returned as a graduate student and received a secondary teaching credential in 1929, then taught for 37 years in the Oakland Public Schools where she worked primarily with delinquent children.  She retired in 1969 as supervisor of child welfare and attendance for the Oakland school system.  During her retirement she learned Spanish and traveled extensively in Mexico.  She was well known in Berkeley for her work with the American Cancer Society.  She headed the annual door-to-door campaign for the past five years, coordinating the activities of more than 600 volunteers.  She was a retired life member of the California Teachers Association and a life member of the California Congress of Parents and Teachers.  Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Woodward of Berkeley; her brother, Charles Dumble of Bakersfield, and two grandchildren.  At her request no funeral services will be held.  The family prefers that any remembrances be made to the American Cancer Society.  (The Independent & Gazette, Oct. 7, 1980).  (Photo page).

Skinner, Edna G., ROCKLAND -- Mrs. Edna G. Skinner, 77, widow of  George B. Skinner, died Monday [12/1/1975] at a Rockport hospital after a long illness.  She was born in St. George, July 4, 1898, a daughter of Charles and Lucy Kalloch Johnson.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marion Ausplund and Mrs. Virginia Ausplund, both of Rockland; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Chaples of St. George and Mrs. Sarah Chaples of Rockland; a step-son, James Skinner of Warren; a granddaughter, Mrs. Robert (Cindy) Norton of Rockland and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Carpenter Funeral Home, Rockland, the Rev. Charles R. Monteith officiating.  Burial will be in Sea View Cemetery here.

Sleeper, Cleveland, ROCKLAND [ME] -- Cleveland Sleeper, 71, husband of Dorris Bradlee Sleeper, died unexpectedly Thursday [8/19/1976] at a Rockport hospital.  He was born in Brighton, Mass., April 16, 1905, son of Cleveland and Eva Goodenough Sleeper.  He was a 1921 graduate of Rockland High School, a graduate of Hebron Academy in 1923 and the University of New Hampshire in 1928.  Mr. Sleeper was a member of the Rockland Congregational Church.  Mr. Sleeper was in the fuel business here for 25 years and taught school for eight years.  He retired in 1971.  He was a member of the Maine State Legislature from 1933 until 1943, a member of the Maine State Senate from 1945 until 1953, a member of Knox Lodge of Masons, Rockland Lodge of Elks and the Rockland Rotary Club.  He served in the Coast Guard Reserves during World War II and was a member of the American Legion of Rockland.  He is survived by his wife of Rockland; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Harriet) Miles of Acton, Mass., and Mrs. Martha Lamb of Rockland; three sons, Henry R. of Rockland, D. Bradford of Turlock, Calif., and Lt. Col. Edward Sleeper, U. S. A .F.; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Noonan of Owls Head and Mrs. Walter (Ruth) Drinkwater of South Thomaston; two brothers, Henry G. of Rockland and George E. of Owls Head; 21 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rockland Congregational Church.  Burial will be in Village Cemetery, South Thomaston.  (Cleveland's photo).

Sleeper, Dorris, ROCKLAND -- Dorris Sleeper, 82, widow of Cleveland Sleeper, Jr. and a retired teacher died Friday at a Rockland hospital after a brief illness.  She was born in Boston, a daughter of Leonard and Carrie Beck Bradlee.  She retired in 1970 after many years as a schoolteacher for SAD 28 in Camden.  She also worked at the Rockland Public Library.  Mrs. Sleeper was a member of the Rockland Congregational Church, the Odds and Ends Club, the Rounds Group and was a charter member of the Emblem Club.  She did volunteer work for the Literacy Volunteers and the Farnsworth Museum.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Harriet) Miles of Edwards Air Force Base, California, and Mrs. Roman (Martha) Majunka of Rockland; three sons, Henry "Rusty" Sleeper of Augusta, Brad Sleeper of Tarlock, Calif., and Edward Sleeper of Brussels Belgium; 21 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Carpenter Funeral Home, 306 Broadway.  The Rev. Lee Karker will officiate.  Burial will be in the Village Cemetery, South Thomaston.  (Maine Sunday Telegram, Aug. 30, 1987).

Sleeper, Edward Bradlee, Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland (April 12, 2004): SOUTH THOMASTON - Colonel Edward Bradlee Sleeper, USAF Retired, 67, died Friday, April 9, 2004 at Maine Medical Center, Portland soon after being diagnosed with leukemia.  Born in Rockland, Nov. 15, 1936, he was a son of Cleveland Jr., and Doris Bradlee Sleeper.  He was educated locally and was a 1956 graduate of Hebron Academy.  He entered the United States Air Force, attending Aviation Cadet Training in Harlingen, Texas.  On Feb. 8, 1958, Mr. Sleeper married Astri Thorvaldsen in Reynosa, Mexico.  Mrs. Sleeper accompanied Colonel Sleeper throughout his military career and civilian life as a friend, confidant and helpmate.  After serving at various U.S. Air Force installations, flying B-66s in Japan and B-52s in Massachusetts and Florida as a navigator he entered pilot training at Valdosta, Ga.  From 1964 to 1968, while based in Okinawa as a C130 pilot, Col. Sleeper flew many missions in the Far East under heavy combat fire; many times returning with wounded soldiers. The Colonel's next assignment was at Lockbourne Air Force Base in Columbus, Ohio, where he served as a Pilot Instructor / Flight Scheduler and flew many missions into South America.  For the next five years, he served as Advisor to New Hampshire Air National Guard, at Pease Air Force Base.  During this same period, he earned a B.A. as well as a Master Degree in Public Administration from the University of New Hampshire.  His later years of service were spent in a diplomatic capacity as Chief of Security Assistance attached to the American Embassy to Zaire, Norway, Zaire again, and Belgium.  During his 30 plus years he received medals, citations and service awards, including the Defense Superior Service medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross.  While in Zaire he also earned "jumpwings" with the Zairian Army.  After retirement in 1988 he worked as a consultant with General Dynamics in Brussels and Finland for four years.  In 1992 he returned to his South Thomaston home and since that time has been active with many community and state organizations.  Mr. Sleeper served as Selectman with the Town of South Thomaston and was re-elected as a Selectman at the recent town meeting.  He was an active member and past president of Rockland Rotary Club and was honored by that club as a Paul Harris Fellow.  With the Rotary club, he recently participated in the Alma, Quebec exchange.  Mrs. Sleeper said of her husband, "He lived to fly!"  In that vein he served more than eight years as President of the Knox County Flying Club and was re-elected to that office.  He also worked for Maine Atlantic Aviation at Knox County Regional Airport.  He set three world flight records in December and often flew or loaned his plane for medical missions with Angel Flight.  He worked with Telford Aviation as a Check Pilot and also flew passengers and cargo to Penobscot Bay islands.  Mr. Sleeper's work as a private Flight Instructor brought him great satisfaction and due to his military clearance, he enjoyed continuing association as a pilot with government agencies.  He also delivered meals for the Meals-on-Wheels program.  He served as a Knox County Commissioner from 1997 through 2000, and was currently serving on the county's Charter Committee and as chairman of the Budget Committee.  While serving as a commissioner, he was instrumental in establishment and implementation of the county's Emergency 911 system.  He was presently serving with Maine 911 Council.  Mr. Sleeper served as Chair of both Eastern Maine Development Corporation and the Workforce Investment Board.  Besides his wife of South Thomaston, Mr. Sleeper is survived by two sons, Edward B. Sleeper, Jr., of Ashland City, Tenn., Erik T. Sleeper of Mexico; two daughters, Sonja Sleeper of Bordentown, N.J., Sylvia S. Seiler and her husband Keith of Jonesboro, Ga.; two brothers, Henry R. Sleeper of Rockland, D. Bradford Sleeper and his wife Julie of Turlock, Calif.; two sisters, Harriet S. Miles and her husband Col. Richard A. Miles, USAF, Ret., of Macon, N.C.; Martha S. Majunka and her husband Roman of Rockland; four grandsons, Aaron Queen, Kurt Seiler, Edward B. Sleeper, III, Samuel Eric Sleeper, as well as many nieces and nephews.  Friends and relatives are invited to visit from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday, April 12, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.  A service honoring Mr. Sleeper's life will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, at the Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St., Rockland.  The Reverend Dr. D. Elizabeth Mauro will officiate.  Interment with military honors will follow at the Village Cemetery, South Thomaston.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Maine Cancer Research Foundation, P.O. Box 553, Portland, 04112.  (From Rockland Village Soup), (Photo from obit.).

Sleeper, George D., OWLS HEAD [ME] -- George D. Sleeper, 81, died Tuesday [12/4/1984] at a Togus hospital after a brief illness.  He was the husband of Margaret Aylward Sleeper.  Mr. Sleeper and his wife Peg, were the former owners of Crescent Beach Inn, which they reopened in 1934 and had many successful seasons, prior to selling the inn in 1970 to Michael and Florence Leo.  More recently Mr. Sleeper assisted his sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Noonan of Owls Head in founding the Rockland Humane Society, and has been a devoted and hard working member of that society.  He was born in Brighton, Mass. on March 14, 1903, the son of Cleveland and Eva Goodenough Sleeper.  In his early years he was master of ceremonies at two popular nightclubs in Boston, Mass., and was also part of a dance team with a musical group.  As a young man, he spent his summers in Thomaston and returned to make his home in Maine in 1932.  Mr. Sleeper was a past Exalted Ruler of the Rockland Lodge of Elks, a past commander of the American Legion [he was an Army veteran of World War I] and a past master of the Owls Head Grange; past master of the Knox Lodge of Masons; and was formerly involved with the Knox Theater Guild of Rockland.  For the past 50 years, he was a member of the choir at the Rockland Congregational Church.  He was a great animal lover.  Besides his widow of Owls Head, Mr. Sleeper is survived by a son, Capt. Sherwin J. Sleeper of Stuart, Fla.; his sister, Elizabeth Noonan [of Owls Head]; and by several nieces and nephews.  The funeral will be held Saturday, 2 p.m. at Rockland Congregational Church, with the Rev. Lee Karker will officiating.  Interment will be at Achorn Cemetery, Rockland.  Friends may call at the Carpenter Funeral Home Friday evening 7 to 9.  A Elks memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, friends are requested to make donations in his memory to the Rockland Humane Society, P.O. Box 483, Rockland 04841.

Sleeper, Henry G., OWLS HEAD [ME], Henry Goodenough Sleeper, 82, died Saturday [7/28/1984] at the residence of his niece, Virginia Tourney, after a lengthy illness.  He was born at Brighton, Mass., son of Cleveland and Eva Goodenough Sleeper, and was an Army veteran of World War I.  Mr. Sleeper retired in 1965 as a foreman at the Lever Brothers soap factory in Hammond, Ind.  He was a member of the Congregational Church in Rockland, the Masons, the OES, Pomona and State Grange, and the Rockland Golf Club.  Surviving are a sister, Elizabeth Noonan, and a brother, George Sleeper, both of Owls Head.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Peoples United Methodist Church, South Thomaston.  The Revs. Lee Kakar and Charles Monteith will officiate.  Burial will be in the Village Cemetery, South Thomaston.

Snow, Mrs. Eliza H., Word has been received in this city of the death, Feb. 27, in Portland, Oregon, of Mrs. Eliza H. Snow, aged 85 years.  Mrs. Snow was born in St. George in 1841, the daughter of Hanse (gravestone photo page) and Sally (Phinney) Kalloch.  In the early 60's she married Capt. Henry A. Snow of South Thomaston.  From here they went to Oregon, arriving there in 1863.  By this union there were four children, one son and three daughters, all of whom have passed away; but since the death of Capt. Snow, which occurred in 1910, in Tillamook, Mrs. Snow had made her home with her grandson, Herbert H. Parsons.  She leaves also three other grandchildren.  The interment was in Tillamook, where the Snows resided for a number of years. 

Funeral Services were held Monday for Mrs. Eliza Helen Snow, who died in Portland Saturday at the age of 88 years.  She was born in St. George, Maine, January 24, 1838.  She married Henry A. Snow of that city September 9, 1862, and a few years later they came to Portland where they lived until the early '70's when they moved to Astoria.  From 1890 to the time of Mr. Snow's death, December 23, 1910 the couple made their home in Tillamook, and since that time Mrs. Snow lived with her grandson, Herbert H. Parsons in Portland.  Five children were born to the couple, none of them whom are living.  Surviving are four grad-children, Herbert Parsons of Portland, Margaret Dudley of Seattle, Wash., Ethel Cuthbertson of Multnomah Station, and William P. Snow. (From the Tillamook Herald, March 4, 1926).  (Gravestone photo).

Snow, Capt. Henry A., Death claimed Captain H. A. Snow on Friday evening, who had been a resident of this county for 20 years, previous to which he had been a pilot and captain of several vessels on the Columbia River.  The cause of death was paralysis, having had a stroke about eight months since, which confined him to his home in (sp?) where he died.  The deceased was buried on Monday in the Odd fellows' Cemetery, the funeral services in the Methodist church.  He is survived by his wife; also two grandsons, William Snow, of Tillamook, and H.(sp?) V. Parsons, of McMinnyville; and two grand-daughters, Margaret Kelly, of Seattle, and Ethel Snow, of Portland.  Much credit is due to Willis Snow for the faithful way which he has cared for his grandfather during his illness.  Captain Snow was born near Rockland, Me., in 1836, and went to sea in 1848.  He arrived at Portland in 1863, master of the ship William A. Banks, loaded with the rolling stock for the Cascade Railroad and machinery for shops at The Dalles.  Upon his arrival at Portland, Captain Snow entered the employ of the Oregon Steam Navigation Company and was mate of the steamer Nanaimo(sp?).  In 1866-69 he was captain of the John H. Couch on the Portland-Astoria run.  In 18??(sp?) he was made pilot of the tug Astoria, owned by Captain George Flavel and piloted ships on the Columbia River bar.  On New Year's day, 1871, the steamer Dixie Thompson was launched, and Captain Snow was made her captain.  He remained on this steamer for two years.  From 1874 until 1880 Captain Snow piloted foreign ships on the Wiameite(sp?) and Columbia Rivers.  In 18??(sp?) he came to Tillamook, where he has since resided.   (From the Tillamook Headlight, 12/29/10.  This copy was very difficult to read). (Gravestone photo).

Spring, Faustina, ST. GEORGE -- Faustina W. Spring, 96, died June 6, 1994, at a Rockland nursing home after a long illness.  She was the widow of H. Gladwin Spring.  A graduate of St. Barnabas Hospital School of Nursing in Portland, she was a registered nurse.  She did private nursing, was the town nurse in Thomaston, and in later years was the nurse at Bowdoin College.  She was a homemaker.  Memberships include St. George Grange, First Baptist Church of St. George and the Knox County Nurses Association.  Born July 22 1897, in St. George, she was a daughter of Frank and Ella Kinney Robinson.  She attended St. George schools.  Surviving are several nieces and nephews.  Visiting hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Davis Funeral Home, Thomaston.   Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, St. George, with the Rev. Vernon Jordan officiating.  Interment will be at Wiley's Corner Cemetery, St. George.  Memorial donations may be made to Knox County Nurses Guild, c/o Alice Stilphen, 403 Broadway, Rockland, Maine 04841, or the Knox Center for Long-Term Care, 6 White St., Rockland, Maine 04841.

Stevens, Jeanne M., TAUNTON — Jeanne M. (Hoye) Stevens, a resident of Raynham and Taunton all her life, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003, at Morton Hospital and Medical Center following a lengthy illness.  She was 81.  She was the wife of Albert J. Stevens.  Born in Taunton, Mrs. Stevens attended St. Mary’s High School.  She lived on Broadway in Raynham.  She worked for Taunton State Hospital and was a house wife.  Mrs. Stevens was the daughter of the late Raymond A. and Julia A. (Smith) Hoye.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by eight daughters, Eileen Weeks of Taunton, Mary Dutra of Taunton, Roberta Crealese of Raynham, Julia Perreira of Rehoboth, Paula Silvia of Uxbridge, Margaret Collins of Abington, Denise Graziano of Brockton and Jayne Silvia of Wareham; three stepdaughters, Michelle Langley of Whitman, Joyce Meneghan of Pembroke and Joan Holmes of Wareham; four sons, Leo Silvia of Bridgewater, John Silvia of California, David Silvia of Nevada and James Silvia of Sandwich; and two step-sons, Albert Stevens of Plymouth and Dudley Stevens of Whitman.  Mrs. Stevens is also survived by three sisters, Eileen Reilly of Taunton, Ann Hogan of Lakeville and Ruth Rebello of Taunton; one brother, John Hoye of Northampton; 28 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.  A funeral Mass will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church.  Interment will be private.  Memorial donations may be made to Morton Hospital Remembrance Fund, Mrs. Raymond Cooke, 51 Shady Lane, Raynham, MA 02676.

Stewart, Scott Dares, Funeral services were held Thursday at Cornish for Scott Dares Stewart, 6, who died Tuesday [5/ /1964] in Portland of injuries suffered Monday when he was struck by a car near his home.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry D. Stewart (Elaine Allen of Tenants Harbor).  He was born at Portland Dec. 14, 1957, and was a member of the Sunday School of the First Baptist Church of Cornish.  Besides his parents, survivors are: a sister, Susan; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry K. Allen of Tenants Harbor; great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Richards of Rockland; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lyall Stewart of Hiram; and great grandmother, Mrs. Edith Stewart of Needham, Mass.  Funeral services were private with Rev. Earle O. Decker, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating.  Internment was at Riverside Cemetery, Cornish.

Sumner, Martha M., BRAINTREE — Martha M. Sumner, 101, died Monday, Jan. 12 2004 at Rowan Court Health and Rehabilitation Center in Barre.  She was born June 8, 1902 in Lincolnville, Maine, the daughter of James A. and Della (Calderwood) Keller.  She attended Lincolnville schools and graduated from Camden (Maine) High School.  She then attended Atlantic Union college in S. Lancaster, Mass. for a year.  She married Mark Sumner July 25, 1926 in S. Lancaster, Mass.  He died in 1991.  After she was married, she returned to college at the Pine Tree Academy in Auburn, Maine.  She then taught school in Maine, Massachusetts, the Estabrook Academy in W. Lebanon, N.H. and in Braintree.  The Sumners moved to Braintree (Peth) in 1929 where she had helped her husband farm until 1991.  She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, braiding rugs, cooking and gardening.  She was a member of the Braintree Seventh Day Adventist Church.  Survivors include her daughter Marcia Krebs of Starks, Maine; her son, Herbert Sumner of Braintree; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren six great-great-grandchildren.  She was pre-deceased by a granddaughter, Sara Jo Sumner.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Day Funeral Home, with Pastor Alan Cyr officiating.  Burial will be in the Braintree Hill Cemetery in the spring.  Calling hours were held Wednesday evening.  Friends may make memorial contributions to: The Seventh Day Adventist Church, Rte. 12A, Braintree, Vt. 05060 or to Central Vermont Academy, 297 Vine St., Barre, Vt. 05641.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Day Funeral Home, Randolph.  (The Herald of Randolph, VT, January 15, 2004).

Swift, Louis Franklin, Funeral services for Louis Franklin Swift, former president and chairman of the board of Swift & Co., will be held at 3:30 p.m. today in the Lake Forest Presbyterian church.  The services will be conducted by the Rev. W. Oliver Brackett.  The body will be placed in the Swift family mausoleum in Lake Forest cemetery.  Mr. Swift died yesterday [5/12/1937] morning in the Chicago Memorial hospital, at the age of 75.  He had been a patient there for a number of weeks, but his condition was not regarded as critical until shortly before his death.  He retired from the packing company, which under his leadership became the world's largest concern in it's field, in 1932.  Since then he had passed his time in Europe and at his home in Santa Barbara, Cal.  His Chicago home was at 170 South Green Bay road, Lake Forest.  Mr. Swift was trained in the packing business from boyhood by his father, Gustavus F. Swift, (also: Wikipedia article), founder of Swift & Co.  Born on Sept. 27, 1861, in Sagamore, Cape Cod, Mass., of Mayflower stock, young Swift's first experience in the family business came at the age of 9 or 10, when he held a lantern while his father dressed a steer.  The family moved to Chicago in 1875 and the packing business was started.  Under his father's supervision young Louis was installed as head of the pork department.  His brothers, Edward and Charles, looked after the cattle and sheep divisions.  Louis Swift served as treasurer of the company after 1885, when the business was incorporated, and in those early years had much to do with development of the by-product business which, was the secret of the Chicago packers' early success.  He became president on his father's death in 1903 and occupied that post until he became chairman of the board in 1931, a year before his retirement.  With his brothers Mr. Swift took an active part in the expansion of the packing business made possible by extension of the railroads and development of the refrigerator car, permitting shipments of fresh dressed meats.  As a result of its experience in the refrigeration field, Swift & Co. built one of the first air conditioned office buildings in the world, more than 25 years ago, to house its headquarters at the Chicago stockyards.  Mr. Swift married Ida May Butler in 1880, [she was a granddaughter of Brackett Butler and Elizabeth Kalloch].  She died in 1922.  They had six children, of whom only two survive.  They are Louis F. Swift, Jr., an official at the Chicago plant of the packing company, and Mrs. Ida May Minotto.  Four of Mr. Swift's brothers still carry on the affairs of the corporation which their father founded.  They are Charles H. Swift, now chairman of the board; Gustavus F. Swift, president; Harold H. Swift, vice president, and George H. Swift of Boston, a director.  Two sisters, Mrs. Francis Nellsen of Chicago and Mrs. Ruth Maguire of New York, also survive him.  (Photo from obituary), (Photo Page).

Swift, Ralph J., CAMDEN -- Ralph J. Swift, 79 of Princeton and former supervisor of the Camden State Park, died Jan. 19 at a Calais hospital.  He was the widower of Murial Swift.  A native of Camden, he was born on June 22, 1896, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Swift.  He was graduated from Thomaston High School and the university of Maine.  He served in the U. S. Army in World War I. In 1962 he retired as supervisor of the Camden State Park.  He was a member of Mechanics Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Orono, and a member of the American Legion.  Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Ada Morse of Thomaston; one brother, Howard Swift of Miami, Fla.; one cousin, Pauline Swift of Cambridge, Mass.; two nephews, Ernest Morse of Camden and Richard Morse of Thomaston; and several grand nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held Jan. 21 at the Princeton Congregational Church.  Interment followed at the Princeton Cemetery.  (Obituary from Peter T. Richardson, 8/16/08).


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