Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,and let perpetual light shine upon them.
February 16, 1954 - April 13, 2017
Sarah Ann O’Dwyer was born February 16, 1954 in Lapeer, Michigan, to parents William and Joyce Dwyer. She was the fifth of nine kids in a large Irish Catholic family. In her early 20s, she moved to Fresno, California, and attended Fresno State University. After college, she met the love of her life, Mike. They had two children, Kallie and Will, and moved from Fresno to Seattle, finally settling in Plano, Texas.
Sarah was devoted to her family above everything else. Instead of spending time and money on relaxing beach vacations, she made multiple trips a year to Michigan to visit family. She would rather sit around a table, drinking beer and playing Euchre with her brothers, than almost anything else. This devotion to family was never more evident than the time she spent with her children and grandchildren. Nothing brought her as much joy as spending holidays in the kitchen, with a glass of wine in her hand, surrounded by those loved ones. When she became a grandmother, it came as no surprise that her grandchildren were her pride and joy. She relished the weekly FaceTime calls with them and even braved many cold New York winters just to play with them on her birthday.
Singing was her passion. A member of the choir at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton for 20 years, she could frequently be heard throughout the house singing hymns following church on Sundays. She loved Irish music and culture, and she enjoyed many days and nights singing her favorite Irish songs at family reunions. Nothing made her prouder than when her son, Will, would play her favorite Irish tunes on his violin.
Sarah was most known for her sarcastic wit and bright smile. She connected with people wherever she went, with her teasing sense of humor. She was loyal, carrying with her many friends, from all parts of her life. She was beautiful, aging as gracefully as any woman could. And she lost her two and a half year battle with cancer peacefully, at home, surrounded by family and friends.
Sarah is survived by her husband Michael Glanville, daughter and son-in-law Katherine and Ernest Goodwin, son William Glanville, grandchildren Tara, Caitlin and Declan Goodwin, brothers Michael Dwyer, Timothy O’Dwyer, Patrick Dwyer, Thomas O’Dwyer, Neil O’Dwyer, Daniel O’Dwyer and John Dwyer. She was preceded in death by her parents William and Joyce Dwyer, sister Nora Drozan, father and mother-in-law Theodore and Wanda Glanville.
A Vigil Service will be held at Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2700 W Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, Texas 75023. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated the Friday, April 21, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. A reception will follow the mass in the Parish Hall. Sarah will be laid to rest on Monday, April 24 at 1:00 P.M. at East Lawn Cemetery, Lake Orion, Michigan.
If desired, contributions may be made in Sarah’s name to Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, ocrfa.org or Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, curealz.org
August 20, 1940 ~ April 5, 2017
Robert D. McCrary was born in Tyler, Texas to Carroll Harvey McCrary and Mary Delay McCrary on August 20, 1940. He passed away on April 5, 2017 in Plano, Texas of complications of cancer. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Vicky McCrary, his daughter Larra Michelle McCrary and her partner Angie Makinen, and his son Joseph Mark McCrary and wife, Shoshana, and their three sons: Eli, Gabriel and Micah.
Bob graduated from Tyler John Tyler High School and the University of North Texas. He served in the United States Army as a radio and communications specialist. He served two years and returned to Texas to complete his education. After graduating from the University of North Texas in 1970 with a degree in business, Bob worked in business and then decided to change his direction and become a machinist. He always liked working with his hands so this was right up his alley. After he could no longer work with his hands he returned to the business sector.
Bob was fascinated by the possibilities of space travel and read Science Fiction voraciously. He was also interested in the history of World War II, and the battles he remembered hearing about on the radio as a child. He loved flying and was interested in the types of warplanes developed during the war. As his children came along, Bob became the ideal fan of all of their soccer games, baseball games and basketball games. He rarely missed a game, cheering for their victories and consoling them on the losses. In his later years, Bob most enjoyed mowing his lawn and keeping it looking neat, watching the six o’clock news (a habit engrained in him by his parents) and watching television.
In 2008 he assumed a new role: his daughter Larra was seriously injured in an automobile accident and was bed bound for seven months. Bob assumed part time care of Larra, in a tender and loving fashion. A very close bond was formed during this time between Father and Daughter. Playing with grandchildren became a favorite activity for Bob. He was the kind of “Grampa” who would roll on the floor with them, make funny faces and funny noises and just in general have a good time with them. They will miss him very much.
Bob left behind a family who loved him as much as they were in turn loved by him. Bob always believed in being an honest, “good” man and he was. He learned to be a “Southern Gentleman” from his parents and never strayed from that ideal.
A memorial mass will be held, Thursday April 20, 2017 at 11:00 am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2700 W. Spring Creek Pkwy. Plano, Texas 75023. Reception will follow in the Parish Hall.
March 6, 1927 ~ March 21, 2017
John William Schultz passed away peacefully, surrounded by family in McKinney, Texas on March 21, 2017. He was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma March 6,1927 and lived there most of his life. He raised seven children, three of whom have preceded him in death. The surviving family consists of three daughters, one son, eight grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and his devoted dachshund, Daisy May.
Following high school graduation, John enlisted in the United States Coast Guard. He was assigned to the US Navy and served on the USS General Gordon Troop Transport on missions to Marseille, France, the Panama Canal, Manila and Yokohama, Japan. Following his honorable discharge in Seattle, Washington in 1946, he returned to Oklahoma City to pursue his degree in chemical engineering at the University of Oklahoma. As a Navy reservist, he was recalled to active duty in 1950 and served two years at Pearl Harbor. Later, John became a United States Air Force civil employee at Tinker Air Force Base. During his tenure, he was honored with The Meritorious Civilian Service Award for his role as Chief Procurement Officer on the B52 Major Structural Modification Program. He retired in 1990 and soon after relocated to Corpus Christi, Texas.
John was a devout Catholic all his life. His concern for others, especially ”the poorest of the poor”, is evidenced by his support of dozens of Catholic charities. The most important of these, The Ark Assessment Center and Emergency Shelter for Youth in Corpus Christi, became a labor of love for him. He was a major benefactor, but gave equal parts time, energy and talent to expand and improve the facility. He often spoke of the dedication of those who run The Ark and their commitment to the children in their care.
He enjoyed history, conservative politics, the stock market, spicy food, tennis on TV, jazz and the Dallas Cowboys. He shared his religious convictions freely, and through his example he made better people of us all. Now John is at peace with Our Lord in Heaven and will be remembered lovingly by those he left behind.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 3:00pm at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2700 W. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas 75023 with Father Bruce Bradley, Celebrant. John will be laid to rest in the Seton Columbarium. A reception will follow.
A Mass and Memorial will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2:00pm in the Chapel at the Ark, 12960 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, Texas.
July 9, 1960 ~ April 10, 2017
Kathy Patricia Touchstone Mullen passed away Monday, April 10, 2017 in Cleburne. She was born July 9, 1960 in Dallas to Jesse Warren and Dorothy Ann Brown Touchstone. She married Peter Michael Mullen on Nov. 21, 2003 in Plano.
Mrs. Mullen worked as a critical care registered nurse. She was a loving wife, stepmother, daughter, sister, and a dear friend to many. She was an animal lover and was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include her beloved husband, Peter Mullen of Cleburne; son, Matthew Mullen and wife Angela and grandchildren, Kale, Jaxsen and Olivia, all of Bentonville, AR; siblings, Kelly Touchstone Loring, Pamela Touchstone, Trish Touchstone, Steve Touchstone; brother-in-law, Jim Loring; sister-in-law, Aimee’ Touchstone; nieces and nephews, Nathaniel Loring, Geniefer Loring, Stephen Touchstone, Leah Touchstone and Grace Touchstone; special friend, Tiago; her fur babies, Millie, Sierra, Angel, Mitch and Tyler; and many other relatives and friends who will miss her dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents and dogs, Moet, Geddie and Bubba.
A memorial service for Kathy Patricia Touchstone Mullen, 56, of Cleburne will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, April 15, 2017 in the Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel. Chaplain Don Anderson will officiate.
Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 11:00a.m. Rev. Bruce Bradley will be the celebrant
June 19, 1927 ~ March 27, 2017
Jennie Spadaro was born June 19, 1927 in New York, New York to parents Domenick and Philomena Catalano. She went to be with the Lord on March 27, 2017. After spending her life in Long Island, New York, she and her husband of 65 years moved to Plano, Texas in 2015 to be near their daughter. She will be remembered for her gentle, loving spirit, generosity and the love of her family.
Jennie is survived by her beloved husband Alexander Spadaro, devoted mother to Dr. Anthony Spadaro and his wife Jody, Donna Donoghue and her husband Martin. A loving grandmother to Brian Donoghue and his wife Courtney, Jennifer Donoghue, Shannon Younger and her husband Stewart, Joseph Spadaro and his wife Karen, Cara Spadaro and Christian Spadaro. And one time great-grandmother to Jack Younger. Best friend and loving sister to Lucy Gregorio. Also by many adoring nieces and nephews. Jennie was preceded in death by her siblings Angelo Catalano, Domenick Catalano, Mary Luongo and Gloria Sirota.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be held Monday, April 24, 2017 at 11:00am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2700 W Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, Texas. There will be a reception to follow the service in the parish activity center. Jennie will be laid to rest at Dallas Ft. Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Texas.
If desired, memorial may be made in Jennie’s name to the National Federation of the Blind, www.nfb.orgmake-gift.
Beloved child of Joe and Linda Childs
Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, April 10, 2017.
Msgr. Leon Duesman will be the celebrant.
Reception will be held in the Parish Hall following the funeral.
Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
December 4th, 1946 ~ March 23rd, 2017
Mary Catherine Coates was born on December 4, 1946 in Corsicana, Texas to parents Cecil and Mary Claire Williams. She went to be with the Lord after a brief illness on March 23, 2017.
Mary graduated from North Texas State University and was a social worker for kids at the state school in Denton. Most recently she worked at QMACS for 23 years where she met her best friend. She loved her job and the people she worked for. Mary was a devout Catholic with a very strong faith who truly believed in the power of prayer and may even take credit for her youngest grandchild. She was born to be a mother and her life was all about her kids and grandkids. Mary showed her children what unconditional love looks like and showed them daily. She loved to sit in her backyard to see the flowers and watch her beloved little dog, Lola, run and play. Her laugh was contagious and she loved to laugh. Mary was funny, silly, always kind and willing and wanting to help however needed.
Mary is survived by her children William Joseph Coates, Jr. and his wife Charlotte, Whitney Catherine Vandever and her husband Eric, Elizabeth Claire McMahan and her husband Guy, Mary Margaret Majorie and her husband Adam, grandchildren William Joseph Coates, III, Cortlandt Glover Coates, Annamarie Claire Vandever, Whitney Margaret “Meg” McMahan, Mary Claire Majorie, Patrick Francis Majorie, brother James Barclay Williams and his wife Jeanne and her former husband William Joseph Coates and his wife Dawn and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church at 2:30pm with celebrant Father Bruce Bradley. She will be laid to rest in the columbarium at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and there will be a reception to follow in the parish hall. If desired, contributions in Mary’s name may be made to Catholic Charities of Dallas, 9461 LBJ Freeway, Suite 128, Dallas, Texas 75243, and Phone: 214.520.6590
Theresa M. Vorwerk, 69 of Georgetown, TX, passed away peacefully at home after a courageous battle with cancer on Monday, March 6, 2017 in Georgetown, TX, with loved ones by her side. Theresa was born December 9, 1947 in Buffalo, NY to Valentine and Helen Mondrala. She attended Villa Maria Academy. On May 24, 1969 in Buffalo, NY Theresa married Robert J. Vorwerk and together they have 2 daughters Amy and Robyn.
Theresa is survived by her husband Robert J. Vorwerk of Georgetown, TX. Daughter Amy Williamson, son-in-law Jeff and grandsons Kyle and Ethan Williamson of Aubrey, TX. Daughter Robyn Herington, son-in-law Stephen, and grandson Elliot Herington of Round Rock, TX. Aunt Emily Pasek of Buffalo, NY. Sister Dorothy Mondrala of Buffalo, NY. Sister MaryAnn Kenneth Mondrala of Buffalo, NY.
She is preceded in death by her parents Valentine and Helen Mondrala and her brother Richard Mondrala.
A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Theresa will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Plano, TX on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 10:30 am. Msgr. Leon Duesman will be the celebrant. Interment will be in The Seton Columbarium at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Theresa’s honor to: UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX Give to UTSW - UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas
Robert Rex Causer, age 74 of Plano Texas, formerly of Fredericksburg, Virginia, died peacefully at his home on Friday, March 3, 2017. Bob was a retired funeral director, having worked many years for Covenant Funeral Service in Fredericksburg. Bob and his wife Cathy moved to Plano, TX after retiring, and both became active members of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Bob was a member of the Knights of Columbus where he held a position of past Grand Knight and Trustee for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Council #7850 and was currently the Faithful Navigator for Fr. Michael J. McGivney Assembly #3004. Bob loved his church and the Knights of Columbus, and was proud of the positions he held with them.
Bob was a beloved husband, father, stepfather, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to many and will be missed by all. He is survived by his wife Cathy of 31 years. Daughter, Jennifer Fleischauer and her husband Bobby of Ruther Glen, VA; three sons, Mark Causer and wife Anna, of Queens Creek, Az; James Causer, Robert Causer, Jr. and his wife Ginny of Lubbock, Tx; stepson Christopher Yarter and his wife Kristi of Chehalis, WA. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
There will be a Vigil Service at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Plano, TX, Thursday, March 9, 2017, from 7:00 – 9:00pm and a Memorial Mass, Friday March 10, 2017, at 10:30am. Reception to follow in the Parish Hall located in the Parish Activity Center next to the church. A Memorial Service will be held at Covenant Funeral Service at a later date.
Beloved mother of Linda Simeone
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 4, at 11:00am.
Internment in the Seton Columbarium will follow.
Fr. Bruce Bradley presiding.
January 4, 1947 - February 25, 2017
John Edward Wagner, 70, passed away on February 25, 2017, due to complications from pancreatic cancer. John was born on January 4, 1947, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to Lawrence E. Wagner and Edna Spangler Miall Wagner. He grew up in Puerto Rico as part of a military family and was fluent in both English and Spanish. As an adult, John worked for Sunoco, beginning in the warehouse and working up to a position as a Natural Gas and Liquids (NGL) Trader. As a Sunoco/Oryx representative, John volunteered to teach children’s literacy classes in Spanish. After working in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Texas, John retired for the first time in the early 1990s. He chose to remain active as a free-lance cameraman until 2001. During this career, John worked with countless celebrities, including Madonna, Clarence Clemmons, and Dick Clark.
John met the love of his life, Destiny, playing darts. Both participated on Team Mardi Gras, winning several division titles and the city championship one season. It was love at first sight, as John knew he and Destiny were meant to be when they shared their first dance. After a proposal, highlighted by a shooting star they took as a sign, John and Destiny married in Napa Valley, California on April 4, 2004. John and Destiny spent their marriage celebrating their love with date nights, fine dining, traveling, amateur photography, camping, and laughter. Together, they visited 46 of the 48 contiguous United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Canada, and numerous camping spots in the United States.
John is survived by his beloved wife and best friend of almost 13 years, Destiny; sons John Wagner, Michael Wagner (Judy), and Timothy Wagner, whom he shared with former spouse Donna McBride; grandson Zachary Wagner; brother Joseph Wagner (Barbara); nieces Jennifer Wagner and Amanda Wagner; their cherished cat, Spooky and countless friends around the world.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 1:30pm on March 4, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2700 W. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas, 75023. Interment will be at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Columbarium and a reception will follow in the church Parish Hall.
If it is your wish, donations may be made in John’s memory to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301, phone: 1-877-647-VETS (8387), www.dav.org or other organizations supporting American veterans.
April 2, 1920 - February 8, 2017
Robert Bernard Eberle, 96, died Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at his home in Plano, Texas. Bob was born in Chicago, Illinois, on April 2, 1920, to Bernard George and Loretta Mary Scheiber Eberle, and reared in Winnetka, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Minnesota, where he received an M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering. Bob and Betty were married in South St. Paul, Minnesota on June 15, 1943 and began their married life in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where Bob worked at Chance Vought Aircraft. They moved to Texas with Vought in 1948 and lived in Dallas until 2009, when they moved to a retirement community in Plano. Bob worked at Vought for 39 years and retired at the age of 62. He was an avid golfer and Bob and Betty loved to travel, both in their RV throughout the country and abroad. They were founding members of St. Monica Parish in Dallas.
Bob is survived by his children Julia Eberle, Mary Eberle, M.D. and John Eberle and his wife Stephanie, grancchildren Alex Popp, Austin Eberle and Erin Eberle, sister Dolores Arroyo and sister in law Louise Eberle. He was preceded in death by Betty, his wife of 72 years, sister Regina Coopat and brother Marcus Eberle.
The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated 10:00am Saturday, February 25, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2700 W Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, Texas 75023. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall in the Parish Activity Center next to the church.
Loving husband of Mary.
Memorial Service at 3:00pm on February 17, 2017
Fr. Martin presiding
October 2, 1963 - February 9, 2017
Donald Nathaniel Blue, age 53, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017 in Denison.
Don is survived by his family, daughter, Natalie Kurtz of Celina, TX; two grandchildren, mother, Carolyn Blue and brothers, William Blue of Aberdeen, Scotland, Scott Blue of Aubrey, TX and Douglas Blue II of Houston, TX.
Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 16, at 3:00pm in the church. Reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Burial will be in Colorado.
Condolences may be registered online at www.fisherfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home in Denison.
Loving husband of Edith Garcia and father of Oscar and Samantha
Memorial Mass with internment in the Seton Columbarium will be on February 11, at 10:00am.
Oscar died in 2012.
June 2, 1928 - February 3, 2017
Kenneth Kay "Ken" Steinkirchner was born on June 2, 1928 in Newton, Kansas to parents Arthur and Lucile (Bookwalter) Steinkirchner. He graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and as a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He began his career with Warren Petroleum in Tulsa, OK and his advancement there led him to many domestic relocations with extensive international travel to countries such as Saudi Arabia, England and Argentina. After thirty-two years, he finished his career with Warren Petroleum in Tulsa as the Vice President of Marketing.
Shortly afterwards, Ken started a successful business and relocated to Houston, TX. Later, he moved to Plano, TX to be closer to family and friends. He was actively involved in the lives of his 5 children and 10 grandchildren, various community activities, his church, his friends and hobbies of golf, gin rummy, and travel.
His is survived by his wife of sixty-five years Mary Rogene, children Robert (ShuJun), Grand Lake, OK, Richard (Carol), Tulsa, OK, Karen (Rick), Tucson, AZ, Jim (Leanne), Huntington Beach, CA, and Tom (Pam), Plano, TX, his ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and siblings Arthur (Joyce), Marshall, MI and Ladeen (Dean), San Antonio, TX.
A Funeral Mass to celebrate Ken’s life will be held Friday, February 10, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church of Plano, 2700 W. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas 75023.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army or Alzheimer's Foundation of America, NYC, NY.
March 19, 1921 - January 30, 2017
Eugene J. "Gene" Sommerfelt, longtime resident of Plano, Texas, and formerly of Buffalo, New York, passed away peacefully on January 30, 2017. Gene was the son of Michael and Cecelia Kolacki Sommerfelt and was born March 19, 1921. He graduated from Kensington High School in 1939 and Canisius College in 1957. Gene served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II in California and on the Island of Espiritu Santo in the South Pacific. He married Magdalene "Madge" Dyker in 1948 and together they raised three children. Madge passed away in 1983.
Gene worked for National Gypsum Company for 29 years, a career he thoroughly enjoyed and which brought Gene and his family to Texas in 1976. He married Marie Cook in 1991 and last year they celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. Gene especially enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, attending their activities, and exercising with friends at the Cooper Fitness Center.
Gene was preceded in death by his first wife Madge, their twin sons Brian and Kevin, his sister Virginia Wright and his step-brother Leonard Kraska. He is survived by his wife, Marie; son Gary Sommerfelt and wife Kathryn, grandchildren Helen Sommerfelt, Michael Sommerfelt and wife Maria and their son Oliver; son Robert Sommerfelt and wife Suzanne, grandchildren Alyson and Dylan; and daughter Lori Moore and husband Glenn, and grandson Justin.
Visitation will be Thursday evening, February 2nd, from 6pm to 8pm at Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, 8011 Frankford Rd., Plano, Texas, 75252, located on the south access road of George Bush, east of Coit Road.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday morning, February 3rd, at 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2700 West Spring Creek Pkwy (at Independence), Plano, Texas 75023. There will be a reception at the church immediately following the service. Interment will follow at Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park in Dallas.
April 12, 1944 - January 18, 1917
Rosalie Mary Bilicki Bruner, 72, of Plano, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 after fighting an almost 3 1/2 year battle with Multiple Myeloma.
The Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at 10:00am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Rev. Bruce Bradley of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton will be officiating. The reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Gateway Funeral Home.
Rosalie was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 12, 1944. She graduated from Dominican High School. She attended Cardinal Stritch University with a major in Special Education. She was a sustaining member of the Junior League of Collin County and a life-long Republican.
Rosalie was married to James Gregory Bruner on April 2, 1964 and had three children; they were married 52 years.
Rosalie enjoyed gourmet cooking, vegetable and flower gardening, classical piano, volunteering in the community, and loving and supporting her children and grandchildren. She was always a lady - but had a spark of fun. The jewels in her crown included her strong sense of community and service, her dedication to family (hers and others), her lively sense of humor, her love of parties - planning, giving, enjoying - the queen of parties! She was also actively involved in the Junior League of Collin County and the many organizations that her children and grandchildren where involved in. Her impact in the community goes far and wide, and her legacy of giving back to the community will continue through all her children, grandchildren, adopted daughters and sons and their children.
Rosalie is survived by her husband James Gregory (Greg) Bruner, sister Maria Bilicki Werlein Wetzel, daughters Jamie Bruner Hanna (Al) and Jodie Bruner Rea (Ted), son Jay Gregory Bruner (Meredith), adopted daughter Lisa Jarrell (Russell), grandchildren Christopher William, Alexander Thomas & Katherine Ashleigh Hanna, Jessica Baie & James Austin Rea, stepson's John Edward & Thomas Hunter Rea and Caroline Kristin, Faith Anne, James Gregory Jr., and Dylan Thomas Bruner, along with Cameron Weston & Connor Winston Jarrell. She is also survived by her adopted daughters, their husbands and children and her many nieces, nephews and their children and other family and friends.
Rosalie is preceded in death by her parents Veronica Julia and Raymond Daniel Bilicki and brothers: Raymond, Daniel, and Ronald Bilicki.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The family of Rosalie Mary Bilicki Bruner wishes to thank all our family and friends far and wide including our Faith Family, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the Junior League of Collin County, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, PTA, FFA and the countless organizations that have touched our lives. A special thank you to the Lymphoma Society for all their assistance during Mom's battle with cancer.
John B. Chase Jr. (Bud), 86, was born in Denver, Colorado on September 28, 1930 and passed away on January 13, 2017 at his home in Plano, Texas. John was preceded in death by his wife Barbara Chase; son, Michael Chase; father, John B. Chase; mother, Jennie (nee Stewart) Chase; sister, Jeanetta Hollihan and sister, Ann Chase.
Survived by son, Joseph (Sonia) Chase of Plano, TX; daughter, Ann (Kyle) Nickerson of Allen, TX; daughter, Suzanne Chase of McKinney, TX; son, John (Kozetta Thomas) Chase of Overland Park, KS; granddaughters, Rebecca Chase, Stephanie Nickerson, Kathleen Chase, Mindy (Will) Labrecque; grandsons, Steven Nickerson and Eric (Hannah) Chase; great-grandsons, Abel Labrecque, Wyatt Labrecque and Dax Nickerson; sister, Mae Mulcahy and brother, Daniel (Carol) Chase; his dear in-laws, and Uncle Bud’s numerous nieces and nephews. John grew up in Denver, Colorado. Following Graduation from West Denver High School in Denver, CO, he attended Colorado School of Mines and in 1953 graduated with a Geologic Engineering degree. He immediately went to work for Sinclair Oil Company. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged. After service to his country, he returned to Sinclair Oil which later became ARCO and remained there for 32 years. He moved often during his career and became a manager in the Exploration Systems Department prior to retirement.
John married the girl next door, his darling “Whisper”, Barbara Pepin in 1955 in Denver, Colorado. They were happily married for nearly 39 years until her death. His wide ranging interests led to participation in playacting, sports, volunteering, chili cook-offs and sharing his education in science and literature with anyone who was interested. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, watching sports, reading, computers, and playing board and card games.
In honor of John and to help others, the family asks you to consider becoming a blood donor.
Rosary will be Friday January 20, 2017 at 6:30-7:00 PM followed by The Vigil from 7:00- 8:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10:30 AM. All services will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church 2700 W. Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75023.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted into Restland Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 13005 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75243.
February 8, 1939 ~ January 16, 2017
Robert E. Drapeau, age 77 of Plano TX, formerly of Berwyn and Oak Park, IL, passed away peacefully, Monday January 16, 2017 at Edward Hospital of Naperville. He was born February 8, 1939 in Oak Park, IL to the loving late parents, Harold and Marguerite Drapeau. Cherished husband of Jean Drapeau, wedded for 53 years. Beloved father of Jackie (Tim) Kaiser of Plainfield, Karen (Russ) Johnson of Plainfield, Dan Drapeau of Goldsboro, NC and Don (Deanna) Drapeau of Plainfield, IL. Adored Grandpa of Kierstin, DJ, Zach, Kelsey, Scotty, Erica, Adam, and Liam. Great-Grandpa of Shea. Fond brother of Richard Drapeau, and the late Yvonne Flanigan and Ron Drapeau.
Robert was a graduate from University of Illinois in Industrial Design. He worked as an Industrial Designer until he started his own business in 1978, called Perimeter Exhibits. Robert was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 7850 and choir member for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Plano, TX. He was an active member of the USO. He spent many volunteer hours for the Boy Scouts of America in Illinois and Texas. He was a member of the Plano Citizens Police Academy. He was also a past president and crew chief of the Plano Hot Air Balloon Association. He enjoyed being an Amateur Ham radio operator since high school.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM at St. Francis Xavier, 2500 Arbeiter Rd., Joliet, IL 60431. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in memory of Robert to:
The Inclusion Body Myositis foundation at: www.understandingmyositis.org
For more information, please call 815-436-9221 or www.overman-jones.com
November 15, 1975 ~ January 10, 2017
Jennifer Marie Dykes, age 41, of Little Elm, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. She was born on November 15, 1975, in Richardson, Texas.
Jenny was a 1993 graduate of Plano East Senior High School. She was Assistant Director at Prestonridge Daycare for several years. Most recently, Jenny earned her Associate’s Degree in Social Work from Collin County Community College. She had a passion for helping stroke victims, and had aspirations in counseling stroke survivors.
Jenny lived a life of great purpose. When facing adversity, she kept a positive attitude and persevered. Jenny had a greater influence on people than she would have ever known – people who encountered her left with a greater understanding and appreciation of life. She will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor and positive attitude. Jenny will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Glen Thorn, Irwin & Ruth Dykes, and James D. & Catherine Pottinger. Jenny is survived by her parents, Gail & Jim Pottinger, and James G. Dykes; brother and sister-in-law, Greg & Sarah Dykes; nephew, Stefen Dykes; niece, Britta Dykes; grandmother, Betty (Law) Brown; and constant K9 companion, Max.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017 from 6-8pm, with a Rosary Service beginning at 6pm, in Ted Dickey West Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11am in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 2700 W. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX 75023.
Memorial donations may be made to National Stroke Association, 9707 East Easter Lane, Suite B, Centennial, CO 80112, www.stroke.org, or to ASPCA, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929, www.aspca.org. To send condolences or share a fond memory, please visit www.teddickeywestfuneral.com.
Loving mother for Marife, Jessie, Hoover, Maria, and Lou
Her life will be celebrated with the Mass of the Ressurection at 11:30am on January 10, 2017, in the Immaculate Concetion Chapel inside the church.
Beloved mother of Kathy Ng
Memorial Service to be held Saturday, January 7, 2017, at 11:00am
in the Immaculate Conception Chapel inside the church.
Loving father of Rick, father-in-law of Janet, grandfather of Kyle, Gavin, Julie and Dylan.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 6, 2017, at 5:00pm in the Church.
June 4, 1954 ~ Dec 31, 2016
Deborah Lee Johnston (Lavender), died at home surrounded by her family, after a long battle with cancer, on December 31, 2016 at the age of 62.
Deborah is survived by her husband, James Warren Johnston, and daughters, Cathy Johnston and partner, Dustin Patino of Dallas, TX, Lindsay Lauck of Farmington, UT and son, James Warren Johnston, Jr. and wife, Katie of McKinney, TX. She is also survived by her sister, Belinda Ellsworth, and sisters/brother-in-law, Geraldine and Jim Schoen, Carol and Dwight Sterling, Warren and Elise Johnston, Susan and Joe Daneker and Pierre and John Pope. She is survived by four grandchildren Wrenley Johnston, Hawthorne Johnston, Ethan Patino and Eva Patino.
Deborah was born on June 4, 1954 in El Paso, TX to Betty Lou Musick and Donald Lee Lavender. She graduated from Andress High School in El Paso, TX in 1972. She received a BA in 1998 from the University of Texas at Dallas in Interdisciplinary Studies. At the same time she received her teaching certification to teach Science and English. In 2008, Texas Instruments awarded her the “Innovation in STEM” teaching award. She went on to receive a MA in 2010 from the University of Texas at Dallas, in Science Education.
She met her husband, Jim, in 1976 while he was working in sales for a local clothing company while she was working for the electric company. They were married on May 28, 1977 and moved from El Paso to San Antonio in 1980. They moved to Plano to their current home in 1987. Deborah worked many careers in her life, but her favorite profession outside of her family, was teaching. She worked as an educator at Schimelpfenig Middle School teaching seventh and eighth grade Science and English before moving into PlSD’s administration as the Middle School Science Instructional Specialist. She loved to teach, and to facilitate future teacher’s success. Deborah lifted up everyone she encountered.
Deborah was very mechanically minded and could fix anything, from the fridge to the washing machine to the pool equipment. If she could not fix it, she would teach herself the skill. She was a “fused-glass” artist, a phenomenal cook; she built her own greenhouse for organic vegetables, and LOVED to crochet. She crocheted everything for the kids, from blankets to hats, to scarves…and even crocheted dog outfits for a sick, old Yorkie. She was a member of the Shawl ministry at St. Elizabeth, helping others, even as she was battling her own cancer. She was the heart of the 6:30 Choir ministry for over twenty years. Everything she did, she did with love, and did for others.
All services will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, with a Vigil Service on Thursday evening, January 5 at 7:30pm. Funeral Mass will be Friday, January 6, at 11:00am, with a reception to follow. The internment will take place immediately after the Funeral Mass at the Columbarium at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Fr. Bruce Bradley will officiate at the Vigil and Funeral Mass. Flowers and condolences may be sent directly to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 2700 W. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX 75023. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to PISD Grant Fund at http://www.pisd.edu/about.us/foundation/
May 12, 1940 - December 11, 2016
Barbara Ann Bernard Gargiulo passed away on Sunday evening, December 11, 2016 at her residence in Plano, TX at the age of 76.
Barbara was born on May 12, 1940 in Olney, IL, the daughter of George and Darlene Bernard. She married Jack Gargiulo in 1964 in Brookfield, IL. He preceded her in passing in 2016. She is survived by her brother Richard, sons Tim, Mark, and Dan Gargiulo, and grandchildren Jordan, Ashleigh, Grace, Matthew, and Eva Gargiulo.
Barbara dedicated herself to education, teaching biology and chemistry at St. Francis HS in Chicago after her graduation from Rosary College in 1962. In 1980, Barbara and family moved from Wheaton, IL, to Plano, TX, where she continued as an educator at Ford Middle School in Allen, Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas, and Collin County Community College until retirement. After receiving her Masters degree from the University of TX - Dallas, she also became a published author, and a frequent contributor to scientific and religious periodicals. She was known for her ability to inspire in her students a knowledgeable respect of the tenets of science, along with a regard for faith.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, Dec. 16 at 10:30am. Reception in the Parish Hall will follow the service. Burial at Plano Mutual cemetery later in the day.
April 12, 1927 - December 5, 2016
Robert (Bob) Duane Hostler was born in Tipton, Iowa on April 12, 1927 and passed from this life on December 5, 2016.
Bob was a shy farm boy from Iowa, and after graduating from high school, became part of "the greatest generation", serving abroad in the U.S. Navy. He was a retired salesman from the Nestle Corporation and during his retirement, was a constant traveler. Bob was a loved Scout Master, trail blazer, hiker, photographer, and a lover of Jazz music. He was a devout Christian, a wonderful singer, and loved all things in God's creation. Bob had an eye for photography, and he shared many beautiful pictures as well as being known for his handmade cards for his family and friends.
Bob was a kind and gentle man who cared deeply for family, friends, and his country. He was one of the few who actually stopped to smell the flowers, and if the light was right, he would photograph them. Born with wheels on his feet, he never stopped planning his next trip.
There is no doubt, the mountains he is now climbing, and the landscape he is gazing on, are from the palette and brush of God's own hands.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar Hostler and Mary Emma Rekemeyer Hostler; his brother Donald Hostler; his son, David Hostler; his grandson, Collin Hostler and his wife, Maurine Gronert Hostler.
Bob is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Callan Hostler; his daughter, Rebecca and her husband, Tom Stambaugh; as well as the children who adopted Bob: Fred and Suzanne Preston; Bill and Marilyn Locklier; Randy and Judy Ridgley; and eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorial Service will be held on December 27, at 11:00am in the church. Reception to follow in the Parish Hall.
March 30, 1956 - December 3, 2016
Mario Francisco Malacara was born March 30, 1953 in San Antonio, Texas to Jesus C. Malacara and Maria de Jesus Ibarra ("Susy") and he passed away on December 3, 2016 in Plano, Texas.
Mario graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1971 and then attended the University of North Texas where he graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts in History.
After college Mario began his career working for the City of Carrollton and then became Manager of Human Resources for Bexar County and later for Dallas County. His long career with Service King Collison Repair began in January of 1995 where he was hired as Manager of Human Resources and Director of Safety. During his time at Service King, Mario was influential in many different ways; whether mentoring a coworker or fighting for legislation change at our State Capitol, he continually strived to be an advocate for the industry.
Mario is survived by his wife of over 24 years, Myra Malacara of Plano, Texas. They were married on October 3, 1992 in Las Vegas, Nevada and shared a passion for traveling, family and most importantly one another. He is also survived by three children who love him dearly: Christy Gammill of Dallas, Jason Adamcik of Allen and Stephanie Fine of Dallas, as well as, 18 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and five siblings: Josie Malacara of Austin, Johnny Malacara of San Antonio, Guadalupe Ontiveros of San Antonio, Javier Malacara of Austin and Blanca Blanchard of Ft. Worth.
Mario was a wonderfully caring husband, father, brother and friend to all. He will be missed greatly. In lieu of flowers, the family would like you to consider a donation to the "National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation" (www.npcf.us).
Visitation and Rosary will be on Friday, December 9, in the Church. Visitation begins at 6:00pm and the Rosary at 7:30pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 10, at 10:00am in the Church; Fr. Duesman presiding. The Burial will take place in Canton, TX.
Ted Dickey Funeral Home in Plano, Texas has charge of arrangements.
July 23, 1941 - November 19, 2016
Edward Joseph Sechovec Jr. (lovingly known as “Bucky/Uncle Buck”) age 75 of Dallas, Texas, passed away November 19, 2016. Ed was born July 23, 1941 in Oak Park, Illinois, to Edward Joseph Sr. and Marie (Frolik) Sechovec. He married the love of his life, Bobbie, on June 4, 1966, in Ripon, Wisconsin. They recently celebrated their 50 year anniversary, he was so proud of his wife and children.
Ed enjoyed collecting miniature antique cars, crossword puzzles & time with family & friends. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and passionate about politics. He patriotically served his country in the United States Army.
He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Sechovec of Dallas, Texas; daughter, Becky of McKinney, Texas; son, Joey and wife Juliet and granddaughter Victoria of China, his sister Patty and her husband, Randy, his neice Faith and her husband, Bruce and their children, Beacon, Beckett, and Tillie Belle. He is also survived by his nephews: Patrick and his wife, Amber and their children, Maddox, Aaron, Aiden, Wyatt, Ethan; and Eric and his daughter, Peyton; his sister: Marie and her family, son Greg and his wife, Kathryn, her daughter Freya and her son, Scott. He is also survivied by his brother Russell and his wife, Glenda and nieces Andrea, Natasha, Julia, Dena and nephews Luke, Matthew, Jacob and Nason.
Also by his brother Bill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two nephews; little Bill & Chris, a niece; Elyssa, mother-in-law and father-in-law, and a sister-in-law.
His family would like to thank the many doctors and nurses that provided care for him. Your kindness is appreciated.
Services will be held at at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Plano, Texas, at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 3, 2016 with a reception to follow in the Parish Hall.
June 2, 1929 - November 16, 2016
Dr. Eugenio Farrales Cava, age 87, entered eternity November 16th, 2016 in Plano, Texas, formerly of Spring Lake Park, Minnesota. He was born the 9th of 11 children to Nemesio and Francesca Cava in San Felipe, Philippines. Preceded in death by his beloved parents, wife Helen O. Cava, and 9 siblings. Survived by his beloved wife, Gloria Cava; children, Eugenio O. Cava, Jr. (Lynn), Genelene Collingham (John), David Cava, and Nicole Atkinson (Greg); grandchildren, Kathryn Rand-Santmeyer, Bryan Rand, Michael Collingham, Phoebe Collingham, Sarah Atkinson, Rebecca Atkinson, Emma Atkinson, Alex Atkinson, and Tommy Atkinson; sister Juanita Delos Reyes and extended family.
He graduated from Far Eastern Medical School in 1957, interned at St. Marys Hospital in Minneapolis, MN, before returning to the Philippines to practice general medicine through the foreign exchange medical program. Dr. Cava immigrated to the United States to do his residency in Anesthesiology, practicing at Unity Hospital in Fridley, MN, then Maryland as a U.S. Army Lt. Colonel, before finally retiring from the Pennsylvania State Hospital in South Mountain, Pennsylvania in 1997. He obtained U.S. Citizenship in March of 1972.
Eugenio was an excellent ballroom dancer, a skilled cook, who enjoyed his children/grandchildren whether his own or his extended families, as well as traveling the world and spending time with his family. Always an extremely hard worker, insuring that his family was better off than himself, he continued that ethic until his disease prevented him from doing so just days before his death, fighting valiantly against pancreatic cancer. He will be greatly missed by his loved ones because of his humility and high intelligence, along with his gentle caring heart.
A Vigil Service will be held from 7:00 – 9:00pm on Tuesday November 22, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church 2700 W. Spring Creek Parkway Plano, Texas 75023. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated the following day at 10:30am on Wednesday November 23, 2016, also at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. A reception will follow. Following the reception, we will process to the Dallas Ft. Worth National Cemetery for the presentation of honors and burial at 2:15pm.
Maria Teresa C. Villano was born on August 5, 1963 in Umingan, Pangasinan in the Philippines and passed away on November 11, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.
Maria is preceded death by her parents, Eleno Corpuz and Adela Suitos Corpuz; and brother, Eleno Corpuz Jr. She is survived by her husband, Ronnie Villano; children, Anna Elisa Villano and Elaine Carissa Villano; sister, Angelina Corpuz Vergoio; and brother, Evelio Corpuz. Teresa showered us with lovely blessings that we will never forget.
The family will receive friends starting Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 3:00pm - 8:30pm at Restland Funeral Home, and Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.
The Funeral service will be held on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 10:30am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.
January 4, 1932 - November 2016
Richard also known as ”Dick” was born in St Louis where he attended Chaminade Prep School and then St Louis University where he earned a BS degree in business. Dick served in the Korean war and was a proud veteran. He married Carol Regina Angermueller also of St Louis, had children and moved his family to Texas in 1964 where he remained.
Dick was a loving family man and loyal friend and colleague. He worked most of his life in the lawn & garden sales industry where he was well known and respected. He was known for his dedication and his humor and story-telling, Dick was a devout Catholic. He loved the horse races, Las Vegas and traveling. He was a great friend and will be missed by all those who were lucky enough to know him.
He leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Carol R Hayes, sons, Richard Jr, Dan, Patrick and Michael Hayes; daughters, Carol Hayes and Kate Moreno, grandchildren, Dylan Hayes, Rebecka Hayes, Thomas Moreno, Stephan Moreno, Allison Hayes, Leah Hayes and great grandson Jack Hayes. Thank you for loving us!
A memorial service will be held Monday, November 21, 2016 at 11:00 am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2700 Spring Creek Pkwy. Plano, Texas 75023
June 9, 1939 - November 5, 2016
Robert Helmut Wollmann, age 77, of Allen, Texas, passed away November 5, 2016. Robert was born June 9, 1939, in Lindau, Germany, to Fritz and Anna (Reicherzer) Wollmann. He was an avid soccer fan and enjoyed traveling and restoring classic vehicles. Robert was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Plano, Texas.
He is survived by his sons, Richard Wollmann of The Colony, Texas, and Mike Wimmer and wife, J’nell, of Plano, Texas; grandchildren, Jake Atchison, Zach Wollmann and wife, Victoria, and Hayden Wollmann; great-granddaughter, Lily Wollmann; girlfriend, Colleen Morrison; Colleen’s son and grandchildren, Dennis Morrison and wife, Jodi, and Emma Morrison and Ethan Morrison; and the mother of Richard Wollmann, Johanna Wollmann.
He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Lisa Ann Morrison Murphy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Friday, November 11, 2016, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Plano, Texas. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday evening at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen.
December 13, 1933 - November 1, 2016
Carolyn Jean Saleh Manes of Plano, (82) passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.
A memorial mass is scheduled for 3:30pm on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Plano, with Rev. Bruce Bradley officiating. Followed by a Rosary on Friday, November 11, 2016 at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Tyler at 11:00 am with a funeral mass at 11:30am, with Rev. Hank Lanik and Deacon Bill Necessary officiating. The burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Lloyd James Funeral Home.
Carolyn was born on December 13, 1933 in Tyler to the late George S. and Rose Haddad Saleh. She was a long time active member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Plano and a member of the Cedars of Lebanon. She will be greatly missed by all.
She is survived by her son Mark H. Manes and his wife Julie of Waco, her daughter Jennifer M. Smith and husband Robert of Carrolton. She was also survived by five grandchildren and numerous cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Donnis Manes and several aunts and uncles.
Pallbearers will be Steve Donato, Jr., Harry Loftus, Michael Martel, Dwayne Snipes, Nicholas Snipes and Justin Arden. Honorary pallbearers are Guy Eagleburger and James Patrick Willis.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St Elizabeth Ann Seton, 2700 W. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas, or to the charity of your choice.
June 6, 1931 - October 19, 2016
Richard Isaac Sharick Sr., Age 85, passed away on October 19, 2016 in Plano, Texas. He was born on June 6, 1931 in Depew, New York to Isaac and Ruth Sharick of Corfu, New York.
After serving 20 years, Richard retired from the United States Air Force at Cannon AFB in 1969. He did tours in Korea and Vietnam serving with TAC and SAC and was awarded numerous medals including Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Air Force Longevity Service Award and Outstanding Air Force Unit Award.
After retiring from the Air Force in 1969, Richard worked for SIC Loans, Commercial Credit Loans, First Federal Bank and First Savings Bank until Retirement in Clovis, New Mexico.
During his retirement years Richard volunteered at the Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Clovis NM. After moving to Plano, Texas in May 2011 he spent time with his family and enjoyed time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Richard is survived by his children, Karen Poole, Plano, TX, Richard Sharick, Jr., Cedar Hill, TX, Danny (Luisa) Sharick, Albuquerque, NM, Pat Sharick Free, Plano, TX, Catherine Sharick, Kyle, TX, Jim (Lorraine) Sharick, Guymon, OK, and Laura (Manuel) Sharick Morales, Plano, TX. Grandchildren are Ricky Poole, Ryan Shumate, Lindsey Bonnet, Sage Free, Stephanie Gustafson, Randy Chavez, Andrew Sharick, Elizabeth Anne Sharick, Anna, Rita, Cathy and Adam Arellano and Sarah, Danielle and Holly Sharick, Chris Sharick, and eight great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife Martha Sharick, His parents Isaac and Ruth Sharick brothers Russel and Donald Sharick.
Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, October 21 at 3:00pm in the Church.
Fr. Bradley presiding Interment in Seton Columbarium after cremation.
November 26, 1941 - October 14, 2016
Pat Schumacher was called home to be with the Lord on October 14, 2016, at her home in Plano, Texas after a brief struggle with cancer. Pat was born November 26, 1941, in Muenster, Texas, the daughter of W.W. Otto and Anna Teresa Reiter Otto. She was the youngest of six children.
Pat grew up on a dairy farm. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary School and graduated from Muenster High School in 1959. She was a majorette and was elected homecoming queen of her high school. She married her high school sweetheart, Jim Schumacher, on June 29, 1963. Their marriage took them on many journeys together. Corporate assignment led them to New Jersey, Florida and back to Texas. In 1991 they started their own business, All-Safe Pest Control. Pat served as the bookkeeper until her retirement in 2010. She was very proud of her involvement in growing the business.
Pat was a devoted mother to her three children and she considered her children to be her primary accomplishment in life. She loved her children unconditionally and there was nothing she wouldn’t do to assist them. As adults, all three of her children lived within 15 minutes of her home. She enjoyed weekly lunches, shopping outings, and watching the Rangers and Cowboys with her family. She was also an integral part of her four grandchildren’s lives and often the first person to be called to babysit and later to shuttle them around to their activities. Their lives are forever touched by their wonderful Grandmother.
Pat is survived by her husband Jim Schumacher, her son Jay Schumacher and his wife Shelly, her daughter Jeanna Bonneau and her husband Scott, and her son Jeff Schumacher and his wife Clara. She also leaves behind four grandchildren, Emily and Haden Schumacher, and Drew and Kate Bonneau. She is also survived by her brother Herbert Otto of Arlington, Texas and her sister Virginia Daugherty of Gainesville, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents and three of her siblings, Clifford Otto, Helen Arendt, and Kenneth Otto.
A Funeral Mass will be held at Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2700 W. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas 75023 at 11:00am on Monday, October 17, 2016. A rosary will be recited at 10:00am on the same day in the chapel located inside the church. Immediately following the Funeral Mass, a reception will be held in the parish hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in her memory to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County to honor the constant and unconditional love she offered her children and grandchildren.
July 26, 1948 - October 5, 2016
Shirley Sprague, 68, beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother, was called to her eternal resting place on October 5, 2016. She entered this world on July 26, 1948, in Bentleyville, PA, born to Joseph and Helen Tropek (both deceased). She is survived by her husband Don; sons Matt (Wylie, TX) and Tim (Dallas, TX); grandson Karter (Wylie, TX); and sisters Bette Miller (Columbus, OH) and Kathy and husband Michael Fazio (Newark, OH). Shirley's nephews Joseph Miller (Denver, CO), Mark and wife Lauren Miller (Charlotte, NC), and David and wife Angela Miller (Bangor, ME) also survive.
Shirley felt pride in being the daughter of a WWII Army veteran father who survived the storming of Omaha Beach in France on D-Day. She attended Monongahela Valley Catholic High School for three of her high school years and later graduated from Elida High School in Ohio. After graduating from The Ohio State University, Shirley served as a Speech and Hearing Therapist in the Allen County, Ohio, schools for seven (7) years. Following their 1978 marriage, Shirley and Don made their home in Birmingham, Alabama. They moved to Plano in 1980, where they raised their two sons and have lived ever since.
During the last few years of her life, Shirley found her passion for helping people by encouraging (or coaching) them to improve their life by eating healthy and supplementing their healthy diet with the food supplement, Juice Plus from NSA in Memphis. She loved to meet people through her face-to-face networking in several area groups. She also was a long-time member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Plano, where she volunteered her time and talents with the Friends of the Bereaved.
A memorial service will be held on October 17 at 3:00 pm in St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2700 W Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano 75024. In lieu of flowers and cards, the family requests that you contribute to Shirley's Memorial Fund for the prevention of suicide.
January 10, 1952 - October 4, 2016
Robert Charles Ramaker, Jr. entered eternal rest on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, in Granbury Texas. He was surrounded by his wife of forty-four years, Deanna, son Jason, daughter Jamie and close family and friends. He is survived by his mother, Audrey Ramaker and brother, Gary Ramaker and wife, Marsha, and sons Andrew and Rob, a
nd and seven nephews and one niece. Robert was preceded in death by his Father and namesake, Robert Charles Ramaker, Sr. “Papa,” was loved and remembered by seven grandchildren: Robert Charles III, Benjamin, Reid, Bryant, Nariyah, Gianni and Maliah.
Bob was born in the small town of Keokuk, Iowa, where he married best friend and soul mate, Deanna Ramaker, daughter of Dan and Marie Corvaia. He recieved his degree in Business Administration from Southwest Missouri State University 1974 and his MBA from Maryhurst University in 2009. Bob and Dee resided in Plano, Texas for over thirty years while raising a family.
Starting their retirement in the warm community of Granbury, TX offered the hospitality of their golf and lake community. It was important to Bob to have a beautiful place to share with his family and make a lifetime of memories.
Bob was a devout Catholic, loyal Dallas Mavericks fan and golf enthusiast. However, it was his gregarious personality and gift of the vernacular that will be missed the most. While his family and friends mourn Bob’s loss to this secular world, we are inspired by his transcendence into an eternity of love with his lord and savior, Jesus Christ.
Sunday, Oct. 9 at 4:00pm, visitation and rosary at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury, TX. Monday, October 10, Visitation at 10:00am, Funeral Mass at 11:00am and Celebration of Life Reception at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Plano, TX.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the ALS Association Texas Chapter. https://donate.alstexas.org
January 10, 1952 – October 4, 2016
Loving husband of Deanna, father of Jamie Kimble and Jason Ramaker
Visitation will be in the chapel on Monday, October 10 from 10:00am to 11:00am
Funeral Mass will be in the church on October 10 at 11:00am
Reception in parish hall
Interment in the Seton Columbarium after cremation
October 18th, 1946 ~ September 23rd, 2016
Born on October 18, 1946 and departed on September 23, 2016. Ed joined God and His angels on September 23, 2016 with his wife and son by his side. Ed joins his Mother, Father and his Grandparents. Ed was born on October 18, 1946 to Harold J. Gardner and Gertrude T. Gardner in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Brighton High School and then went on to college and graduated from Northeastern University. After college he served his country as a medic with the US Air Force Reserve. He met and fell in love with Patricia Regan, from Milton, Massachusetts and then they had a son, Ted Gardner who was born in North Attleboro. Ed moved the family to Plano, Texas to pursue a career as a systems analyst at EDS and later moved to PFS Web where he retired. Not being the type to slow down in retirement, he began working part-time at Academy Sports and Outdoors. He was truly loved by everyone there and quickly became a mentor and father figure to all. Ed maintained a true love of all sports. His younger years were spent on the ice, playing hockey. He later mentored his son Ted along in baseball. His love of baseball and the Boston Red Sox, along with all New England sports, is well known to anyone who came in contact with him. Ed’s last phrase after a text on his flip phone or a phone conversation was either Go Sox or Go Patriots. He leaves behind his wife, Patricia Gardner; Son, Ted P. Gardner; Grandson, Andrew P. Gardner; Sisters, Lorraine M. Seacrist and Joyce M. Hynds along with several nieces and nephews. The service will be held on Friday October 7, at 10:30am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church: 2700 West Spring Pkwy, Plano, Texas, 75023.
June 14, 1963 ~ September 15, 2016
Francis Joseph Spillman Jr. (Jody) was born on June 14, 1963 in Dallas, Texas, son of Francis Joseph and Norma Jean (Halsey) Spillman Sr. He passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2016, in his sleep at home of a suspected heart attack at the age of 53 following a long battle with a severe back injury and the complications that followed.
Jody was born and raised in the Dallas area. After graduating from Plano Senior High, he attended the University of North Texas, the University of Texas at Austin and Stephen F. Austin State University. On August 28, 1992, he was united in marriage to Lisa Kay Proctor, in Viti Levu, Fiji. He enjoyed swimming, cooking, movies, birding, collecting coins, astronomy, and, most of all, he adored his two beautiful sons. Jody owned several businesses during his lifetime, including IMC Vending and Patrick Alarm Services.
From early childhood, Jody always demonstrated compassion, generosity and a desire for self-improvement and self-sacrifice. In spite of immense obstacles, he was determined to graduate from high school. He was the only child in his family to do so. His maternal grandmother, Emmaline May Bassford, had a tremendous influence on his life and the formation of his character. Jody spent every summer of his childhood on Mikey’s family farm in Anthony, Kansas. He loved bringing Lisa and the boys to visit until Grandma Mikey’s passing in 2008.
Jody’s back injury caused him great pain, which intensified in his final years. In spite of his condition, he would find daily ways to demonstrate his deep love for his family and friends and contribute in whatever way he could. As a life-long resident of the Dallas area, Jody had many dear friends with whom he remained close over the years. The stories they share help Jody’s children to come to more fully understand the joyful, energetic and, at times, impish man his father was before his injury.
Jody was preceded in death by brothers Timothy and Christopher Spillman and sister Missy Spillman. Jody will be deeply missed by his beloved Lisa and sons Michael Patrick and James Alexander; his parents, Francis Joseph Spillman Sr. of Irving, Texas and Norma Jean Spillman of Kihei, Maui; sisters Summer Spillman and Tammy Hulett; stepbrother Ron Gentry; nieces, including Tina, Lacy and Crystal; nephews, including Jesse, Billy and Corey; and a host of many other relatives and friends.
A Mass in joyful remembrance for Jody will be celebrated on Saturday, October 1, at 1:00pm at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, 2700 West Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas 75023. Internment will be in the Seton Columbarium after the Mass. Reception to immediately follow in the Parish Hall.
A special fund has been established to assist the family with education expenses for the boys. To learn more click here or go to www.YouCaring.com/SpillmanBoysCollegeFund. Charitable donations may be directed to Catholic Charities of Dallas in honor of Jody.
The family is most grateful for everyone’s support and prayers during this extremely difficult time.
April 23, 1922 - September 21, 2016
Marjorie Catherine Berquist passed away peacefully in McKinney, Texas at the age of 94. She was born on April 23, 1922, in Detroit Michigan. She met her husband Robert when they were both employed at Timken Axles. They were married for 61 years and had 7 children. She was a devout Catholic and raised all of her children in the Catholic faith. They resided in Dallas TX, Westchester PA, and New Port Richey FL.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband Robert and her infant son Bobby. She is survived by six children; daughter Nancy LaVerdure and her husband Moe and their children Maurice Jr. and his wife Kristi and great-grandsons Grant and Grayson LaVerdure. Grandaughter Lisa Isinghood and great-grandchildren, Dylan Isinghood, Mason Isinghood, Makenna Isinghood and Sierra Isinghood. Daughter Kathy Jennings and her husband John and their children Laura Stroupe and her husband Brandon and Chris Jennings, Daughter Elizabeth Berquist and her son R. Jason Crane and great-grandsons Nolan and Adam Crane, by daughter Marjorie Holt and her children Timothy Michaels, Stacey Railey, Dennis Michaels and Terry Ellison, and grandsons Taylor Michaels, Regan Railey, Ryan Railey, and granddaughters Reese Ellison, Ashlyn and Isabella Michaels and great-grandsons Beau Miller, Nash Miller, Drake Miller and Baron Miller, by son Michael Berquist and his wife Dianne and grandson Michael Berquist and his wife Katherine and great-granddaughter Noelle, by son John Berquist and his wife Lori and grandsons Conrad and Evan. Also surviving is her sister Marie Gray of New Hudson, MI.
Marjorie was a devoted mother and homemaker and enjoyed playing Mexican Train and Rummikub with family and friends. The family suggests that memorials may be made to the St. Elizabeth Seton Quilt Ministry, 2701 Piedra, Plano, TX 75023.
The funeral mass will be held on Monday, September 26 at 11:00am in the Church.
December 12, 1946 - September 15, 2016
Karen Ann “Mac” Louda was born December 12, 1946 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to parents Paul and Erma Grill. In 1963 she met and fell in love with Dave Louda; after he returned from active duty in the U. S. Navy, they married in 1968 at St. Sylvester Church in Brentwood, Pennsylvania. Dave went to work for Dentsply International and in 1971 they were transferred to Southern California where Karen gave birth to their daughter Shannon in July of 1972. A promotion took them to Plano, Texas in 1983 where they have resided ever since.
As all who knew her will attest, Karen was indeed the consummate “GIVER” who always put others ahead of herself. Her huge number of friends is certainly testament to that. Her incredible smile lit up a room in an instant and put all around her at ease and conveyed a feeling to them that they just wanted to get to know her and become part of her life. What a blessing! To say that she will be missed is probably the understatement of all time. The lyrics of the song that Dave chose for her was “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars, really says everything. Her credo has always been, “Faith, Family and Friends”…….she certainly got it right. A light has gone out in Texas but a new star shines bright in the heavens.
Karen is survived by her husband Dave Louda, daughter and son-in-law Shannon and Phil Stewart, brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Scott Louda and his wife Sheila, Jeff Louda.
A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St Elizabeth Ann Seton, 2700 W Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, Texas 75023 with the Reverend Bruce Bradley, officiating. Karen will be laid to rest at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church Columbarium. A reception will be held in the Parish Hall following the service.
November 3, 1941 - July 4, 2016
It is with sadness that I convey the passing of Marian J Tobin (née Rozsa) (November 3, 1941 - July 4, 2016, age 74). She left us while resting in hospice care at Signature Pointe on the Lake in Dallas, after a battle with cancer.
Her life was a celebration in the diverse interests: a member of the civil air patrol, she worked as an accredited medical secretary, a paralegal, librarian, advertising and executive admin. She was also active in the PTA, and coached Olympics of the Mind.
Marian was active in Texas philanthropy and enjoyed volunteering at many events. She also had a broad range of interests and pursued her interests with lifelong learning, attending lectures and seminars on every imaginable topic.
She joins her predeceased husband Edward Lawrence Tobin (April 2, 1934 - December 18, 2008) and is survived by son Edward Shawn Tobin, brother Andrew Rozsa and sister Theresa Rozsa.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Marian Tobin is schedule for October 1, 2016, at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton church in Plano, TX (11am), with refreshments to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donations in memory of Marian to the Plain-O Helpers.
May 22, 1915 – September 1, 2016
Laura Mary Bennett went to be with the Lord on September 1, 2016, completing a remarkable journey of 101 years marked by faith, abounding love, and service. Born in Elgin, Minnesota on May 20, 1915 to John and Anna Hoberer, she was the third of five children. Her father John and his brother rode the Orphan Train from Boston to Minnesota in 1884. Laura’s mother, a native of North Dakota, spoke both German and English. The young family returned to North Texas when Laura was an infant.
At St. Peter’s Catholic School in Lindsey, Laura learned both German and English. After high school she moved to Wichita Falls, where she worked as a nanny for a family with young children. Having learned to bake bread by age nine, in this new endeavor she honed her culinary skills and learned to plan lovely menus for the family. While in Wichita Falls, she also worked at the hospital and telephone company before moving to Dallas.
In 1951 Laura met Samuel Raymond Bennett at Jay’s Marine Grill where they both worked, Sam as a chef, and Laura as a server. She often spoke of the time she worked at the Flight Deck at Love Field, where she served many notable individuals, including John Wayne, George H. Bush, and Alexander Haig. They later opened a small restaurant of their own, Bennett’s Café on Cedar Springs. Until her retirement, she worked hard while serving others.
While Laura and Sam had no children of their own, they grew very close to all of their nieces and nephews. Aunt Laura unconditionally loved all of them, along with their children and grandchildren, as if they were her own children, and each of them adored her and remained close to her throughout her life. She also remembered all of their birthdays and anniversaries.
Her family benefited from her remarkable cooking and meal-planning skills, including unique home-made birthday cakes. Beginning in the 1960’s, Laura derived great joy in winning many blue ribbons at the State Fair of Texas for her bread, strudel, cinnamon rolls, chili, and original recipes. She and her younger sister Gladys entered the contests together, often in friendly competition with one another.
A member of St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Dallas and St. Matthew’s in Arlington, she was a woman of faith who reminded her loved ones that she prayed for them individually and often. During her last years, she participated in services provided by St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Plano. Laura extended her love and positive outlook to everyone she met.
While living in Arlington, Laura became an avid Texas Rangers Baseball fan, remembering the schedule and knowing the players until the end of her life. In fact, she spent her 90th, 95th, 100th, and 101st birthdays at the Ballpark, and never missed a game on television if she could help it.
The last eleven years she lived independently in her cozy apartment at Evergreen at Plano, where she made wonderful new friends and enjoyed table games, especially 42; her friends nicknamed her “eagle eye” because she played the games so well, despite not seeing at all in one eye.
Aunt Laura was the last survivor of her generation in her family, preceded in death by her brothers, John and Richard, her sisters Gladys and Bertha, and husband Sam. She is survived by Sam’s children and a host of nieces and nephews who traveled across the country to care for her in her short, final illness and to say farewell to one they loved so much.
Visitation and Rosary in the chapel on September 3 at 10:00am. Funeral Mass in the church on September 3 at 11:00am followed by a reception I the Parish Hall. Fr. Martin will preside. Burial at Restland Funeral Cemetery.
February 18, 1917 – August 28, 2016
Wayne Thayer Andrews of Plano, Texas passed away on August 28, 2016 at the age of 99. He was born on February 18, 1917 to Charles and May (Abrams) Andrews in Hookstown, Pennsylvania. Wayne married Rosella Mikos on July 23, 1949 in Weirton, West Virginia. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during World War II. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.
Wayne is survived by his daughter, Karen Ziegler and husband, Don of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; grandson, Michael Ziegler; granddaughter, Jennifer Miller and husband, Chris; great-grandson, Henry Miller; great-granddaughter, Grace Miller; and numerous other loving family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and May Andrews; his wife, Rosella Andrews; his sisters, Bertha and Mabel; and his brothers, John, Bill and Mike.
A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 1, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2700 W. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas 75023. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Wednesday evening, August 31, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas. A rosary will begin at 7:30 p.m.
August 24, 1953 – August 12, 2016
Loving husband of Nancy, father of Sean, Carolyn and Rachel
Funeral on Friday, August 19, at 3:00pm in the church.
Fr. Bradley presiding
Interment will be in Wisconsin
Reception in the parish hall following the service
Loving wife of Greg Ochs
Memorial Service will be held on
August 16 at 11:00am
Fr. Martin Mwangi presiding.
August 22, 1935 - August 3, 2016
Blanche "Peachy" Russo Demma of Plano, Texas passed away August 3, 2016, at the age of 80. She was born August 22, 1935, to Raymond Russo and Mary Elizabeth (Klein) Russo in New Orleans, Louisiana. Blanche married Marco Demma, Sr. on November 19, 1954, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Blanche was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Plano, Texas. She enjoyed entertaining, culinary arts, traveling, ceramics and shopping. Blanche enjoyed all of those things most when doing them with family. She and Marco worked hard to establish the roots for an exceptionally tight knit group of children and grandchildren. It wasn’t until the birth of her fifth grandchild that she was bestowed with the name "Peachy" and from there on out, she was “Peachy” to everyone she met.
Blanche never met a stranger and will be loved and missed by all of those near and dear to her.
She is survived by her children, Donna Casse and husband Chuck, Marco Demma, Jr. and wife Dee, Gary Demma, Gina DeBeer and husband Bob, Sheri Welch and husband Michael; grandchildren, Kellie Casse, Kristi Casse, Katie Casse, Ryan Casse, Marco Demma III and wife Margo, Melissa Demma, Mandy Demma, Taylor Demma, Stephen DeBeer, Robert DeBeer, Elizabeth DeBeer, Christian Welch; and five great-grandchildren.
Blanche was preceded in death by her husband, Marco Demma, Sr., parents, Raymond and Mary Elizabeth Russo, sister, Carolyn Scariano, and brother, Gary Russo Sr.
A Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 20, 2016, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Plano, Texas. Memorials may be made to Home of Hope, Vinita, Oklahoma at homeofhope.com
April 10, 1960 – August 2, 2016
Beloved wife of Ray, mother of Lindsey Little and grandmother of Seth and Cole
Funeral Mass at Seton on Tuesday, August 9 at 11:00am
Burial in El Paso at a later date
Reception in parish hall
June 2, 1917-July 26, 2016
Life of a Good Man
Edward W. Duda, Sr. was born June 2, 1917 to Katherin Kersich and Anthony Duda. His father emigrated from Austria and settled in Chester, PA. They had 4 boys and 1 girl and raised their children to respect others and to love this country which gave them the opportunity for freedom and prosperity
My father attended school until the 10th grade, dropping out, as the oldest, to help support the family during the hard times. He attended vocational schools to learn various trades in the attempt to better his station in life.
When World War II broke out, he gained employment as an arc welder building liberty ships in Delaware, PA. He enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1943, and because of his propensity for math and mechanics, he was given a posting in England to maintain and repair fighter planes. He was too tall for flight school. He was honorably discharged in 1946, came home, married Edith I. Cresucci, and had two sons. One, Edmond, died shortly after birth, and because of an infection Edith could have no additional children.
Ed worked at the welding trade until he took a job with Sinclair Oil Refinery, running a cracking unit which refined oil into all by products. He retired at 62-1/2 and did nothing else.
At this point, how is this a good man? He loved his family and stayed with the same woman for 63 years. He raised his son to respect others. He never cheated or stole, never bought anything he couldn’t pay for, worked hard, save his earnings, and had the integrity to admit his mistakes and correct any wrongs done to others. Also, he gave generously to family and friends, and to those in need, without the desire for thanks.
His love for this country and the respect for its flag was paramount in his thoughts. While he lived with Carol and I, his question to us was: How is it that the sacrifice he and his Brother’s in Arm’s made during the war (The Greatest Generation), has produced a country whose moral fiber, and love of country, has diminished so aggressively, and that the ethics of life, liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, has given way to “give me everything” without doing the work to earn it.
I loved my father for the way he lived his life and for the lessons he taught me on how to Live a Good Life and to love God.
Ed Duda, Jr.
The funeral for Eward Duda, Sr. will be held at Seton on Friday, August 5, 2016, at 10:30am in the church. Interment will follow in the Seton Columbarium. Fr. Bradley will preside.
April 24, 1930 - July 23, 2016
Joseph Progler was born on April 24, 1930 in New York City. He grew up in The Bronx, attended Stuyvesant High School, and graduated from City College of New York in 1951 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Joseph joined the United States Marine Corps in 1952, attained the rank of sergeant, and after proudly serving his country received an honorable discharge in 1954. Joseph returned to New York City where he continued to serve in the Marine Corps Reserves until 1960.
In 1956, after working for a short time in sales and as a police officer, Joseph began his career as a New York City firefighter, rising through the ranks and retiring as a Battalion Chief in 1993. But it was during his days as a police officer that Joseph met the love of his life, Dolores Cerrone. Dolores and Joseph were married in 1958, and spent 58 years by each other’s side. They started a family, having two sons Joseph and Christopher, and lived in various locations in upstate New York. In 2003, Joseph and Dolores moved to Plano, Texas, to be closer to their son and grandsons. While Joseph enjoyed living in Texas, he always kept a little bit of New Yorker in him and kept a bond with his career as a New York City firefighter.
Having had a difficult upbringing himself, which included helping to raise his younger sister Ann, Joseph strove to be a very dedicated and honorable man when it came to his own family, and he made caring for them his top priority. Among Joseph’s favorite pastimes was finance, and he enjoyed studying the stock market and following the trends of investments rising and falling. He often consulted with his wife Dolores about what could and should be done in the market and he was an avid reader of financial magazines and investing publications. Gifted with a wonderful sense of humor, Joseph was thought of very fondly by all those who knew him, and as he aged he especially endeared himself to all who came in contact with him.
Joseph Progler passed away at home in Plano on July 23, 2016. He will be missed by his wife Dolores and two sons, Joseph and Christopher. He also leaves behind two grandsons, Christopher and Zachary, as well as a sister, Ann.
There will be a funeral Mass held at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Plano on July 28, 2016, at 11:00am. The burial will take place at 1:15pm on Monday, August 1st at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Chris was born in Red Hill, Surrey, England on November 2, 1966. He was the second son of Lin and Trinie Montgomery, and brother to Lin Jr and Beth. He traveled extensively with his family due to his father’s career in oil exploration. During his formative years he lived in England, Angola, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia, before settling in Dallas, Texas. Chris attended St. Rita Catholic School, then Jesuit Prep where he graduated in 1984.
He majored in Information Technology at Texas State University. While working for the state of Texas in Austin, he met his wife, Ella Lane, and married Jan. 6, 1997. He moved to Dallas, Texas, and worked for the telecom industry. He joined T-Mobile 2006 and worked there until his death on July 11, 2016. Chris inspired his coworkers with his exceptional diligence to his work and T-Mobile responded with continuous support throughout his battle with cancer.
Chris was a wonderful husband and father, devoted to his family. He is survived by his loving wife, Ella, and his children, Paul 19 (US Army), Kirsten 17, Mark 15, and Sabrina 9, and stepdaughter Ashley who is now married and two grandchildren, Hazel 3 and Lowen 1.
His hobbies and interests were astronomy, aikido, playing chess, playing the guitar and classic sports cars. He was a family man who loved spending time at home with his wife and children. He was known for being generous, who always took the time to listen and help others. He considered his brother, Lin Jr, to be his best friend and was close to his coworkers who supported and encouraged him during his battle with cancer.
His brave struggle against cancer showed his courageous and noble nature. He grew closer to God during his ordeal and is an inspiring example to his family. He lived the Golden Rule.
His life will be celebrated with the funeral mass on Saturday, July 16, at 2:00pm. Fr. Bradley will officiate. Interment will follow in the Seton Columbarium.
March 10th, 1923 ~ July 9th, 2016
On July 9, 2016 Bernard Simonetti passed away peacefully at the age of 93. Bernard was born on March 10, 1923 in Brooklyn, New York.
A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, July 14 at 200pm. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Plano, Texas. A reception will follow.
Bernard was preceded in death by his mother, Julia Botto Simonetti, his father, William Simonetti, his sister Sandra Kennedy and his brother John Simonetti.
Bernard is survived by his wife of 63 years, Inez Carpentieri Simonetti, his daughter, Claudia Robbins-Endsley and her husband Mike of Plano, Texas; his daughter Linda Simonetti Turner and her husband Roger of Lafayette, Louisiana and his son, Daryl Simonetti of Plano, Texas. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Jennifer Robbins Palmer and her husband, Kevin of San Antonio, Texas; Sean Robbins and his wife Laura of Flowermound, Texas; Lauren Turner Pefferkorn and her husband Lance of Broussard, Louisiana; Lindsey Turner of Lafayette, Louisiana; Nicholas Simonetti of Plano, Texas and Mia Simonetti of Plano, Texas and his great grandson, Hains Joseph Pefferkorn of Broussard, Louisiana. Others left to cherish his memory are his special daughter Mary Rose Costello and her husband Mark of Plano, Texas and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Bernie played baseball in the New York minor leagues in the 1940’s. He was an avid fan of the New York Giants football team with an ongoing fun filled rivalry with his grandchildren when they played the Dallas Cowboys. Bernie loved watching all of his grandchildren in their sporting events and was their biggest fan. He was an accomplished bowler and loved to dance with Inez. Bernie was extremely intelligent and very well read.
Allen Family Services is in charge of the arrangements. Visit the obituary and guestbook online at www.affoplano.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Mr. Simonetti’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Dallas- www.alz.org. The Alzeheimer’s Association, Greater Dallas Chapter- 3001 Knox Street, Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75205
Margaret Mary (Gallagher) Tischio, 87, of Plano, Texas, passed away after a brief illness, on July 4, 2016. In her final days, she was cared for by the wonderful nurses, doctors, and technicians at The Medical Center of Plano Neuro-ICU.
Margaret was preceded in death by her father and mother, William and Rose Gallagher, and her sisters Rose Marie Corbett and Claire Whalen.
She is survived by her seven children and their spouses: Michael (Cindy), Paul, Bob, Judy Corveleyn (Eric), Mary Blackinton (Tami), Karen Ritter (Edward), Meg Bright (Al); fourteen grandchildren and their spouses, Bob (Jillian), Zachary (Amber), Nicholas, Jonathan (Christine), Christine, Amanda, Marissa, Caitlyn, Danny, Ed, Lauren, Christopher, Elizabeth and Albert; and six great- grandchildren, Cody, Hazel, Isla, Josiah, Charlotte and Riley. Margaret also leaves behind many loving friends and family members in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas, and California. She will be dearly missed by her close friends at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish and in the Plano, TX community, where she has lived with daughter Karen’s family for the past 4 years.
Margaret graduated from Rutgers College of Pharmacy in 1951 at a time when there were very few women in college or the pharmacy profession. Although she took time to raise her seven children, she intermittently worked in retail pharmacy and later in hospital pharmacy. She was an avid reader, traveler, cook, and card player. She was a lifelong learner, including attending classes at the S.A.I.L. Program at Collin College. Margaret lived her Catholic faith, serving others throughout her lifetime-most recently those at My Friend’s House where she volunteered by shopping and cooked dinners.
Her greatest passions were visiting with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces/nephews as well as keeping track of all pertinent milestones, holidays, and family events in order to send greeting cards for each and every occasion. Although she preferred phone calls and writing letters, Margaret also used texting and social media to connect with all those she loved.
The family will receive friends at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church at 2700 West Spring Creek Parkway in Plano TX from 7:00 – 9:00pm on Friday, July 8th; with a Funeral Mass, also at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, on Saturday July 9th at 11:00am. A reception to follow in the Parish Hall.
April 18, 1944 ~ June 18, 2016
Anna Toohill Dixon, 72, of Plano, Texas, passed away Saturday (June 18, 2016) at her home.Anna was born April 18, 1944, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of Clement M. and Helen A. Rhodes Toohill. She married Robert T. Dixon on July 16, 1966, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Wapella.
Susano (Chano) was born on the 28 of April 1930 in Clarkdale, Arizona. He spent his childhood in Cottonwood, Arizona, until he graduated High School. In 1948 at the age of 18 he joined the United States Air Force. After several years in Japan, he was stationed in Madrid Spain where he met Alicia Garcia, the love of his life and once married he would always introduce her as “my beautiful wife, Alicia”. They began what would turn into 61 years of love, happiness and adventure. The couple welcomed 6 children and dedicated their lives towards raising them in the Catholic faith. He spent 20 years serving his country, obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and retired from the military as a Master Sergeant. The next 21 years were spent at Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas before retiring for good in 1991.
They eventually moved to Plano, Texas where they spent the rest of their days together. He spent time taking care of his health as much as he could which would often involve walking 3-5 miles a day and meeting up for coffee at a local mall with his friends or exercising at the Plano Senior Center. He also volunteered at Mi Casita and Meals on Wheels. Through the years that followed they welcomed in-laws, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
His children remember him as a loving father who encouraged them to pursue their goals. As a gentleman; a spiritual man who was full of gratitude; a husband who adored his wife. He was a patient and compassionate man who was an excellent listener, loved people, nature, was always whistling or singing, enjoyed a good meal, and found value in the simple things in life.
Susano battled with Alzheimer’s for over 10 years and not once did he complain. He was the perfect example of a gentleman even as his health declined and his quality of life diminished. His faith in the Lord provided him comfort and gave him the courage to endure the debilitations that would keep him bed ridden and on Hospice care at home for 4 years. In the end, he took one last breath and fell into eternal peace while being surrounded by his family on June 16, 2016 at the age of 86.
He is survived by his wife Alicia Acosta and sister Celia (Sally) McCullough. He is also survived by his children, Susana Acosta-Cavert, Rod Acosta, Elizabeth Acosta, Tony Acosta, Elena Walsh and Alicia Acosta. He was a proud grandfather to Alicia Cahill, Cristina Olleros, Monica Mancuso, Matthew Acosta, Lucas Acosta, Diego Acosta, Reni Acosta, Marco Acosta, Natalie Walsh and Alexandra Walsh. He was also fortunate enough to welcome three great-grandchildren into this world, Simona Mancuso, Marlin Mancuso and Sebastian Cahill.
A funeral service will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 24, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Plano Texas. Burial, with full military honors, will follow at 1:15 p.m. at Dallas Ft. Worth National Cemetery.
Son of Mellissa Maestas and Ernesto Sandoval
Born into eternal life on May 25, 2016
Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, June 18 at 1 p.m., internment in Seton Columbarium
Reception after the funeral Mass.
May 24, 2016 – June 2, 2016
Beloved daughter of Josh and Elizabeth Uecker and sister of Ethan and Hudson
Funeral Mass will be at Noon on Tuesday, June 7 with burial at Plano Mutual Cemetery
Fr. Bradley, celebrant
Beloved husband of Barbara
Funeral Mass on Friday, May 27 at 10:30 a.m.
Fr. Bradley celebrant.
October 5, 1958 ~ May 2016
William was born in Kafar Aka on 5 October in Al-Koura, North Lebanon in 1958. He came from an established/distinguished family with a tradition of self-improvement through education and learning. His father Spiridon was Greek Orthodox, his mother Salwa a Maronite Christian. The family owned extensive land in the Koura area including many acres of olive trees, which William inherited. William left Lebanon in 1975 in a time of war to complete his schooling in the United States of America and to then pursue his higher education there. He went to school at George Washington University in Washington DC. William chose electrical engineering because he had always excelled in the sciences at school and this appeared to offer a clear route forward into a professional career.
It was becoming increasingly evident that the Civil War in Lebanon would be long and devastating, so the only route forward for the future would lie in the USA. William accepted a job with MCI, Microwave Communications Incorporated, the owner of all the technical know-how and IP in long-distance telecommunications. William was proud to be an MCI employee. Initially, he was based in the D.C. area but in 1986 was transferred to MCI’s R&D operations in Richardson, Texas. After two years, he was relocated back to D.C. However, he enjoyed his stint in Texas so much that in 1989 William requested to be transferred back to Texas.
William never forgot his roots. Indeed, in many ways he was as Lebanese as he was American. He loved Lebanese literature and poetry, and he followed Lebanese and Arab politics and affairs very closely. Whenever he could, he would travel back to Lebanon where he would spend most of his time with friends and family. In October 1991, William married Salwa Harb, from Tannourine in Lebanon. In 1994, their first son Spiro was born and their second son Andrew in 1998. Both have enjoyed a rich a multicultural life, acquiring knowledge of Arabic at home while leading all-American lives with their friends, at school and university.
William was moving up the career ladder within MCI where his technical interests lay in long distance fibre-optic communications. In 1998, William won the HERO award in recognition for his multiple inventions, dedications and leadership. Unfortunately, a few years after that, William was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a debilitating illness affecting the intestinal tract. His quality of life became increasingly compromised and in the last few years he was often confined to bed for lengthy periods of time. In some ways, he has been blessed by an early release from his earthly shackles, and has gone early to meet his heavenly Father.
His influence on his family is deep and will be long lasting. He always stood for probity and fairness with friends, family and public dealings. We all miss him dearly. William is survived by his loving wife Salwa, sons Spiro and Andrew Nicolas, siblings Hadia Nicolas, Georges Nicolas (Maureen O’Day), Samira Aballah (Nesrallah) and many loving nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother John Nicolas.
The family will receive friends for a visitation Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 6-8:00 p.m. at Allen Family Funeral Options, Plano, Texas. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2700 W Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, Texas. A reception will be held in the Parish Hall immediately following the service.
James I. Haley Jr. was born on May 15, 1929 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. James is the oldest son of his parents James I. Haley Sr. and Josephine M. Haley. James, or Jim as his friends knew him, lived and grew up in the Boston area before he moved to Florida. In his later years, Jim moved to Richardson, TX to be closer to family.
He loved playing golf and supporting his Boston area teams. Whether it was the Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots or his alma mater Boston College, Jim would support them and cheer them on.
Jim goes on to join his parents, but he leaves behind his brother Richard and his sister-in-law Peggy. Jim also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews who will miss him dearly. He was preceded in death by his brother Robie and sisters Loretta and Jo.
A service will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church on Friday, June 3 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice in Jim's name.
Reception in the parish hall
Fr. Duesman, celebrant
May 30, 1936 - May 19, 2016
Theresa (Terry) Zwahl (née D’Alusio) died peacefully in the company of her family at her home in Plano, Texas on May 19, 2016, 11 days shy of her 80th birthday.
Terry is survived by her children, Carlene and husband Pat Sanger; Sharon and husband Barry Roerty; John and wife Shirley Zwahl: William Lettier and partner Marta Buchbinder. Grandchildren: Mathew, Samantha, and Andrew Sanger; Van and Mary Roerty; Amanda, Allyson, Alexandra and Zachary Zwahl; step-grandchildren Kim and Kenneth Burke; and Cory Lettier. Great grandchildren Isabella, Adrian, Arianna, Jordan, Jaxson, Ayla, Max, Mya. Terry is preceded in death by her loving husband John (Jack); mother and father, John and Mary D’Alusio; brothers, Gene and Jack; and sister Myra Petrola.
Terry was born on May 30, 1936 in Jersey City, NJ where she resided until 1988. She graduated from Snyder High School, where she fell for a trumpet player named Jack. Terry and Jack married in 1957 after he completed two years in the Army. They were married for 40 years before Jack passed away. They loved to dance and socialize with friends.
Terry was known for her generosity, love of cooking and sharing food, creativity, strong opinions, and sharp tongue. She was also known for her beautiful blue eyes and stylish dressing. She felt strongly about God, country, and family. While raising her family in Jersey City, she was an active volunteer in St. Paul’s Parish and her community. Also in Jersey City, she worked as a credit analyst at Lightolier Corporation and always fondly recalled her early years working at Bernie’s Soda Shop.
A funeral is scheduled for Friday, May 20, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Plano, Texas. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Terry’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County, Texas, http://www.caccollincounty.org/ . The family would like to thank Hospice Select for their kind care.
Son of Robert W. Roper, brother of Jennifer Grant and Robert Scott Roper.
Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, June 25 at 11:00 a.m.
Interment in the Seton Columbarium
Reception in the Seton Room
April 30, 1938 -- April 28, 2016
Al was born in Chicago, IL and passed away peacefully in Plano, TX two days before his 78th birthday. The previous weekend he was blessed to see and talk with his five children and two brothers, all of whom but one had come from other states to bid farewell to their beloved father and brother. Al was a devoted and loving husband to his wife Cheryl (Cheri) who was his best friend for 38 years.
Al is survived by Cheri and his five children: Meri Jo Hunter (Mark); Theresa Anderson; Julia Soto (Steve Bonney); Alfred Nappo (Stacy); and Steven Nappo (Ayaka). He is also survived by eight grandchildren: Meaghan, Brandon, Shelby, Austin, Tiana, Max, Jake and Jocelyn; and three great-grandchildren: Jadyn, Jack and Zayla. Also surviving are his brothers Carmen (Joan) and Dan (Dana) plus four nieces and numerous wonderful and caring friends. Al was preceded in death by Alma, his first wife and mother of his four oldest children; his mother, Delores Kuz; his father, Carmen Nappo; his stepfather, Steve Kuz; and his brother, David Kuz.
After serving in the Air Force as an airplane mechanic, Al settled in Southern California where he worked at Rohr Inc. in Chula Vista. Later he became part owner of a TBA business honing his sales acumen up and down cities in Southern California.
Later after his wife, Alma, passed away, Al met and married Cheryl (Cheri) Froehle, who assisted him in raising his four children. Due to a job opportunity, he moved his family to Tucson, AZ, where his fifth child was born. He managed a chain of gas stations for a while and later an auto parts store. The next move came after eleven years in Tucson when Al, Cheri, Alfred and Steven moved to Plano, TX with their dog and two cats. He was hired as a sales manager for an after-market auto store. In the following sixteen years he held more sales management positions before retiring.
Al lived a full life and greatly influenced all those he met. One of his greatest gifts from God was his beautiful tenor voice. He sang with an opera company in Europe and an amateur theatrical company in Tucson where he was Andrew in a Simon Peter production. He was a Cantor in two of his parish churches, sang in church choirs, and was a member of the Plano Civic Chorus for six years.
While in California Al became involved with Christian Businessmen’s Committee which helped him in his desire to learn more about God and his faith. In Tucson he began working at the County Jail scheduling men and priests to visit the inmates. He made a request to the Bishop that he be allowed to be the first lay Chaplain there and was commissioned to do so. After moving to Plano, the family first attended St. Mark the Evangelist Church where he and Cheri volunteered to mentor engaged couples in a Parish Centered Marriage Preparation Program and were part of the choir. A few years later Cheri and Al became members of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton where he once again became involved in the parish, not only singing in the choir and an octet, but also becoming a Third Degree Knight of Columbus. Perhaps his greatest love was working with the men of the parish. He started the Men’s Breakfast Group on Saturday mornings and led the group for a number of years. He also attended numerous other Bible Studies as a participant. Over the years Al has helped bring many men to Christ through his own faith and love of God.
Al Nappo will be greatly missed not just by his family but also by the many people he came in contact with over the years. He always said “I love you” are the most powerful words that can be said to one another. He said “I love you” to everyone who visited him during the two weeks he was in the hospital. Following is one of Al’s favorite Bible verses: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Al’s life will be celebrated on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm with a Prayer Service and Rosary; and again on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm with a Mass of the Resurrection, followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. Both will be at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2700 W. Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75023.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Al’s honor to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are being conducted by Allen Family Funeral Options. Comments and/or condolences can be sent to www.affoplano.com.
In Memory of
July 19, 1923 - May 10, 2016
Ed passed away May 10, 2016 at the age of 92. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Ed graduated with an Aeronautical Engineering degree from NYU while serving during WWII in the Army Air Corps as a flight engineer. After the service he worked for Chance Vought Aircraft and spent his entire 37 year career with the company. He loved to tell the story of how he first started at a drafting table at the back of a huge room of engineers and his goal was to be the guy who worked from the table at the front of the room.
Over his career he progressed to the VP of Manufacturing for all Aerospace products and then became the Senior VP of Operations & Program Management. LTV (the parent company of Vought) created a separate Aero Products Division in 1983 and Ed was named President. In 1985 he was promoted to the Senior VP of Operations for LTV Aerospace and Defense and eventually retired to a consulting position for several different Aerospace companies.
After retiring, Cvetko join in the formation of the Chance Vought Survivors and worked with the Vought Heritage Retiree Club which has been instrumental in restoring Vought aircraft for display to keep the Vought Aircraft legacy alive.
Ed married Virginia Pierce in 1957. Through Virginia's vision and Ed's support, she started support group meetings for cancer patients. They were married until Virginia's death in 1980 from cancer. After her death, Vought matched donations in Virginia's memory to found the Virginia R. Cvetko Patient Education Center in the Baylor Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas. The Cvetko Center helps patients and their loved ones understand and manage the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges of cancer.
In 1987 Ed married Delia Wilkerson Thelen. It was a second marriage for both of them and they shared many common interests. They traveled extensively including Europe, New Zealand and Africa. Delia and Ed were docents at Dallas's Meyerson Symphony Hall and active members of both St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and Prince of Peace Catholic Communities. Ed participated in the Dallas Jail Ministry and with the lay teams that lead the ACTS retreats from SEAS. Dee (76) passed away just two months ago.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Jeanette LaRosa; Virginia Cvetko and Delia Cvetko. He is survived by his daughter, Barbara Chapman; his grandson, Evan Chapman; his granddaughter Virginia (and Tommy) Tanner with his great-grandson Nash; nephew Donald (and Caryl) LaRosa as well as nieces Laura James, Stephanie Prevost and Suzanne Beck.
The family will receive guests at a visitation on Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, 7990 George Bush Turnpike, Dallas, Texas 75252.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 10:30 am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2700 W. Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75023. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Baylor Health Care System Foundation to benefit The Cvetko Center. Please make checks payable to Baylor Health Care System Foundation, 3600 Gaston Ave, Ste 100, Dallas, TX 75246. For questions, contact Sarah Burdi at 214.820.4721
Silvia Mistrot Money, 72, passed away on April 22, 2016, at Plano Presbyterian Hospital surrounded by her husband, daughters, and family, following a four-month hospitalization. She was diagnosed with Chronic Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis in late November 2015, but due to a mis-diagnosis her lung disease progressed too rapidly, and she did not respond to treatment.
Silvia was born in Bainbridge, Georgia, the closest hospital to her childhood hometown, Marianna, Georgia to Wilfred and Sybil Mistrot. Silvia and Sam were blessed with two daughters, Stephanie Theresa Money, 44 and Nicole Elizabeth Taquino, 40. Silvia was survived by her three grandchildren, Katarina Nicole Lees, 8, Christopher Cade Taquino, 6, and Madeline Sofia Taquino, 3, son-in-law Corky Taquino, sister Cathy Pool and brother Ken Mistrot. Silvia was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers Gerard Deheppe and Randy Mistrot.
Silvia attended beauty school at age 16, to avoid "having to pick cotton." After high school, she went to Michigan for a short time, moved to New Orleans and lived in the French Quarter where she earned the nickname "Wild Sil." She moved to Dallas, and met Sam, an U.S. Army Soldier on weekend pass. She married Samuel Louis Money on June 27, 1970, at Holy Trinity in Dallas, Texas.
They relocated to Houston, where she worked for EXXON Oil, moved to Lawrenceville, Georgia where she worked as an instructor for State of Georgia College. Next for the family was Edmond, Oklahoma where she worked for Sun Oil and then with her husband and daughter at Foley's department store. They returned home to Dallas in 1992, where Silvia then worked at Plano Federal Washington Mortgage until her retirement. She spent her retirement in every grandmother's dream, taking care of her two grandchildren, Cade and Madeline Taquino.
Silvia spent her life creating the most caring, happy and healthy environment for her family. Working a full-time job and raising her children, she would always come home, cook the family dinner and spend time with her children. A cosmetologist by trade, she gave countless perms to her daughters, haircuts to her daughter's friends, her friends and family. Her enduring passion was reading, and from a young child her mother would say she always had "her head stuck in a book." Later in life, she began painting like her mother, and was extremely gifted in this art. She not only made good friends in her art classes, but this allowed her true passion to emerge, and she produced many truly beautiful paintings that will be treasured by her family.
In late 2014, Silvia's oldest daughter moved back to Texas, and the last year and a half of Silvia's life was spent with family, grandchildren, the celebration of holidays together and family moments. Her sickness brought her sister, Cathy, to Dallas several times and while a sad time, allowed new bonds to form with her nieces and their children. So many friends and family came to share this difficult time with Silvia and her family - it was a true blessing during this horrific time.
To celebrate Silvia Mistrot Money's life, a Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, May 6, 2016 at
10:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2700 W Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, Texas 75023 with a rosary one hour prior to the mass at 9:30 a.m.
01/05/1922 – 04/24/2016
Emiliana Velasco, age 94, passed away on April 24, 2016 in Plano, Texas. She is survived by her nine children Celestino, Amado, Ronnie, Rene, Camille, Aris, Tina, Buddy, Gigie, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be performed at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Plano, Texas.
Rosary will be on Wednesday, April 27 at 6:00 p.m. in the chapel.
Vigil Service will be in the church on April 27 at 7:00 p.m. with visitation until 9:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, April 28 at 10:00 a.m. in the church
There will be a reception immediately after the funeral service at the church Hall.
Procession to Restland will follow the reception.
Frederick Anthony Weber was born July 14, 1945 in Trenton, Michigan to parents Frederick and Ruth (Charron) Weber. He passed away April 21, 2016 in Plano, Texas. Fred was the oldest of four children and grew up in Wyandotte Michigan where he attended Mt. Carmel grade school and high school. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from Wayne State University in 1967. He served in the United States Army, Second Infantry Division, as a parachute jump master, and spent a year in Korea at the DMZ. In 1968 he married his high school sweetheart, Sharon Cwiek. They had a son, and for years actively followed young Fred’s athletic endeavors. They were blessed with three grandchildren Savanna, Nick and Macy. Sadly, Sharon died in 2003 and his son Fred died in 2009.
For 32 years, Fred worked for the Reynolds Tobacco Company in sales and sales management. After retirement his interests turned to collectible, and he started F - S Antiques. Fred faithfully supported the Dallas Cowboys through both winning and losing seasons. While living in Lexington Kentucky, he became a Kentucky Wildcat basketball fan. Eventually, Fred joined Seton Singles Over 40 and met Sue, a recent widow. A new chapter began, and together they travelled the world. Antarctica, South Africa, Israel, Greece, Russia, China, and The Far East. They saw Polar Bears on Hudson Bay and rare species on the Galapagos Islands. Fred was enchanted with the coliseum in Ephesus where Paul once preached.
Throughout the decade of their marriage, Fred was an active parishioner at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. He belonged to the Knights of Columbus, served as a Eucharistic Minister, was a member of Friends of the Bereaved, and administered the parish name tag program. Sue’s family became a central focus of his life. This includes her daughter Shannon, son-in-law Brad, son Sean, daughter-in-law Kristin, and grandchildren Brendan, Hannah, Madelynn, Brittney and Josh.
A memorial service to honor and celebrate Fred’s life will be held Monday, April 25, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2700 W Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, Texas. A reception will be held following the Mass in the Parrish Hall. Fred will be laid to rest in the columbarium of the church.
Beloved son of Eileen Smith and brother of Cathaleen Graham passed away on April 14, 2016.
He is preceeded in death by his father and two brothers.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, April 21 at 3:00pm in the Church.
Fr. Henry Petter will preside. Reception will follow in the Parish Hall.
December 15, 1940 ~ April 10, 2016
Christine Margaret Araujo, age 75 of Plano, Texas passed away on Sunday morning, April 10, 2016 in Plano. Christine was born on December 15, 1940 in Pakistan, a daughter of Joseph and Sebastiana (Fernandes) Mendes. She was the beloved mother of Carlyle Araujo and Corinne Dias, grandmother of Cheyanne and Adrian.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, located at 2700 W. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX 75023. Burial will take place at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Rowlett.
A rosary will be recited on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 4:00 PM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, followed by a time of visitation from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM also at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.
Ted Dickey Funeral Home in Plano, Texas has charge of arrangements
Leo S. Hagar ( Sam ), 82, of Plano, Texas, passed away on April 6th 2016.
Sam was born in Dallas, TX at St. Paul Hospital on September 30, 1933 . He served with honors in the Marine Corps and later graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Architecture.
Sam had a very distinguished career as an architect and was very active in his career even in his later years. He was working at the EPA for 16 years in his role as an architect when he passed away. Sam loved cycling, gardening, dancing, fishing, traveling, and meeting new people.
Sam is survived by his children, Christopher Hagar, Julianna Hagar, and James Hagar and two grandchildren, Andrew and Sarah Katheryn; his two sisters, Mary Shockey and husband H. G. Shockey; Nora Anne Wogan and husband, Kenneth Wogan, and many nieces and nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frances and Leo Hagar, and his brother, John Michael Hagar. He was a favorite to family and friends, with his love of life, and generous nature, and will be greatly missed.
Sam's strong Catholic faith was witnessed by his regular attendance, volunteerism, and weekly adoration at St. Jude's Chapel.
The funeral mass service will be held at 12:00pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Plano, TX. Father Bradley will be officiating the service. Visitation will be held 11:00am at the church prior to the service. A rosary led by Father Bradley will also be held prior to the service at the church starting at 11:30am. Following the funeral mass service will be a reception at the home of Leo S. Hagar at 4705 Nacona Blvd, Plano, TX 75024
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Plano, TX or St. Jude's Chapel in Dallas, TX.
Colette Padberg, (nee Pezolt) fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, passed away on Friday, Apr. 1, 2016. Beloved wife of Lambert Padberg, dear mother of Michele (Rick) Forshaw, Stephen (Theresa), Patti (Rick) Thoman, and Jeffrey (Mita) Padberg, dear grandmother, greatgrandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend.
Services: Memorial Mass will be held Tues., Apr. 5 at the Carmelite Monastery, 9150 Clayton Rd., St. Louis, MO, at 10:30am. Reception to follow. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 12 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Plano, Tx, with interment in the Seton Columbarium. Fr. Russ Mower officiating. Reception to follow in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Colette's name to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 2700 W. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX 75023 appreciated.
Beloved husband of Elena and father of Jennifer Caling Abalos.
Memorial Mass on Wednesday, April 6 at 7:00 pm in the Chapel
Celebrant is Fr. Jet Garcia
Reception in the Seton Room
February 26, 1953 ~ March 27, 2016
Major Michael Ray Moreno, 63 years-old, of Plano, Texas, passed away after courageously battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma for 6 years. Throughout his journey, his wife of 40 years, Peggy Moreno, three children, Jeffrey, Julie and Jennifer, and many other amazing family and friends, supported and cheered him on. He never complained about his illness and always had a positive outlook on life. Michael’s positive attitude was highly contagious to those around him.
He was born on February 26, 1953, to Lorenza “Lottie” and Mike Moreno, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was a proud, big brother to Sylvia and Richard. Michael graduated from Broken Arrow High School, Class of 1971, and then went on to be a first generation college graduate of Oklahoma State University in 1976. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. On a very hot day, August 9, 1975, he married his beautiful wife Peggy. They were married at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Tulsa, OK. They proudly raised three children, Jeffrey, Julie, and Jennifer, and modelled to them what true love is. After graduating from college, he was hired by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, which later merged with AT&T where he worked for 40 years. He enjoyed every person he met at work and built great friendships. He passed his strong work ethic trait on to his loving wife and three children.
While in college at Oklahoma State University, he participated in the Reserve Officer Training Corp and continued his patriotic duty for 20 years after college. In 1996, Michael was honorably discharged from the United Stated Air Force Reserves as a Major. After he retired from the Air Force, he continued to show his patriotic love for his country. On holidays, he always put out his American flag to share his pride with others. Michael’s father also served honorably for the United State Air Force.
Throughout the years, Michael was a soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, and volleyball coach to teams’ his children were part of. One of his most memorable times was when he and Peggy were part of the Vines High School and Plano Senior High band booster programs. He would proudly wear his Wildcat Band shirts and caps to every game, and he never missed a performance. He was a chaperone for games, events, and band trips with his wife. He also did a lot of behind the scenes work for the band organization. After his three children graduated, he continued to attend home and away football games for the Wildcats with The Friday Night Group. Every Friday, Michael would enjoy a fun meal with his wife and The Friday Night Group. Michael enjoyed traveling with his family and friends, cheering on the Oklahoma State Cowboy sports teams, Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, and many other sports teams. He always looked forward to Sunday afternoons to watch NFL football in his recliner.
Michael was a friend to everyone and always found the good in any person or situation. He was a warrior who went into the battle with cancer with full armor and was ready to fight. He fought this nasty disease and beat it once, and then it tried to come back again. It came back, but he did not leave us without a good fight.
A big thank you to those who cared for Michael during his cancer journey; Dr. Charles Connor of Texas Oncology-Plano East, Dr. Brian Berryman of Texas-Oncology-Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center-Blood and Marrow Transplant, and all the amazing doctors and nurses at Medical Center of Plano, especially those in the Critical Care Unit.
Michael is preceded in death by his beloved parents; Lorenza and Mike Moreno. Survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Peggy of Plano, children Jeffrey of Houston, Texas, Julie, and Jennifer of Plano; sister, Sylvia Gerlach and husband, Mark of Centennial, CO, their children Melissa, Brian, and Andrew; brother Richard Moreno and wife Nancy of Collinsville, OK, their children Alex and Austin McSpadden; brother-in-law Don Ellington and wife Teresa, their children Kayla, Karol, Kathy, six great-nephews, and numerous extended family.
A Vigil Service will be held at 7:00pm on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2700 W. Spring Creek Parkway Plano, Texas 75023. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, March 31, 2016, also at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church with a reception to follow in the Parrish Hall. Memorial contributions can be made to the Leukaemia and Lymphoma society in memory of Michael Moreno at https://www.lls.org.
“When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.” -Stuart Scott, ESPN sports anchor
August 14, 1952 - March 6, 2016
Thomas (Tom) Alva Mitchell III, age 63, of Dallas, Texas passed away on March 6, 2016. Tom is survived by his daughter, Amy Mitchell Pooley (David) and his son, Thomas Mitchell, his sisters Diane (Marko Gosar) Mitchell and Cindy (Kevin) Barnett, niece Lauren Barnett, nephew Brett Barnett, and grandson, Henry Pooley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Ruth Mitchell.
Tom was born August 14, 1952, in Kingsport,Tennessee. He graduated from Dobyns Bennett High School, Kingsport, Tennessee, and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he was President of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
Tom married his college sweetheart Nancy, and they began raising their two children, Amy and Thomas. He stayed active in their childhood, helping with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, acting as a soccer coach, taking them camping and boating, and shooting pool. At the same time, he joined Nortel Networks, where he would spend the next 26 years of his career working across the growing organization. During this time, he relocated the family to Plano in 1989 and eventually became an executive spearheading Nortel’s global marketing initiatives.
After a short retirement, his passion for leadership led him to become President and CEO of the Texas Back Institute. In recent years, he founded and ran WINGS Ventures LLC, an angel investment company with which he had the opportunity to work with a diverse group of entrepreneurs in the health care, transportation, education, and coffee industries. He particularly enjoyed and excelled in his role as a mentor (officially and unofficially for many friends and family members), teaching entrepreneurs about strategic development, effective marketing, management, and leadership skills.
He was an amazing father, brother, grandfather, uncle, mentor, and friend. A man of high integrity, his hearty laugh was contagious, his wit and intellect hard to beat, and he relished a great meal and conversation in the company of friends and family.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, March 14, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2700 West Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX 75023. Flowers may be sent to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church (972-596-5505). In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation in his memory to the charity of your choice.
May 11, 1924- March 8, 2016
January 26, 1970 - March 2, 2016
Lisa Ann Murphy of Van Alstyne, Texas passed away March 2, 2016 at the age of 46. She was born January 26, 1970 to Dennis Dale Morrison and Colleen Ann O’Donnell in Channelview, Texas. Lisa grew up in Plano, Texas where she graduated from Plano East High School in 1988. She earned a Bachelor Degree from University of Texas – Dallas in accounting. Lisa was a CPA and was currently working for the Howard Hughes Corporation. Her love for accounting and cats were her life treasures.
She is survived by her husband, Steven Murphy of Van Alstyne, Texas; parents, Colleen Morrison and Robert Wollmann of Plano, Texas; brother, Dennis Morrison and wife Jodi of Frisco, Texas; mother-in-law, Marie Murphy of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; father-in-law, Charles Murphy of Arvada, Colorado, sister-in-law, Lisa Murphy also of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; brother-in-law, Jeffery Murphy of Pearland, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and a host of other loving family and friends in Louisiana and Texas.
Lisa was preceded in death by her father.
A funeral mass will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Plano, Texas. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Monday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas
Beloved , wife of Ed Cvetko
Funeral Mass will be March 7 at 11:00 a.m.
Reception in parish hall
Cremation will take place after the Funeral Mass
Fr. Dominic Colangelo, celebrant
December 11, 1949 - February 29, 2016
Grant William Bingeman, 66 of Plano, Texas passed away at home, February 29, 2016 surrounded by his wife and children. He was born on December 11, 1949 to Jonas Byron and Agnes Kathleen (MacDonald) Bingeman in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Growing up his family moved around spending time in Long Beach, California; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Richmond, Virginia. Grant met his future bride, Ruthann Logan, on a blind date. Ruthann and Grant were married on January 29, 1972 in Middletown, New Jersey. During their first years of marriage, Grant attended the University of Virginia where he earned a degree in Electrical Engineering.
A Professional Engineer and ham radio operator by trade, he was considered an expert in network design, antenna couplers and phasing systems for AM radio, as well as computer control and programming. Not the stereotypical engineer, Grant was known by all as an eclectic talent and a free-spirited modern day MacGyver. Never one to sit still or stay quiet for long, he made friends everywhere. He was a passionate guitar player, a master boat builder, a published author, a blue belt in Tae Kwon Do, and a palm reader. He lived every moment to the fullest, spoke his mind, and loved his family with unrivaled devotion. Music was his heart and soul. He loved singing, dancing and listening to music so loudly it could be enjoyed by all of the neighbors. He was an avid collector of all things random, from guitars to frog rings, and generously shared his collections with others. He was a kid at heart and truly enjoyed living life. Living through PSC and two liver transplants never dampened his contagiously uplifting spirit.
Grant is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Ruthann Bingeman; sons, Jared Bingeman and his wife Amanda of Plano, Texas; Keith Bingeman of Plano, Texas; and daughter Jeanette Ellefson and husband Eddie of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Joseph, Declan, Finn, Kadence, Isabel, Eddie, Logan and Mikey; parents, Jonas Byron and Agnes Kathleen Bingeman of Princeton, New Jersey; brother, John Bingeman; sisters, Claire Hatten and husband Jimmy, and Leslie Sillinger and husband Glenn. Also celebrating the life of Grant are his many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and all of his loving family members and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 4, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 2700 W. Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, Texas 75023. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Thursday evening, March 3, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with Rosary to begin at 7:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel in Allen, Texas.
Grant and his family would like to express their immense gratitude for the devotion, kindness and skill of the Baylor University Medical Center of Dallas’ liver transplant team including doctors, nurses, nursing assistants, social workers and staff, as well as Dr. Kent Hamilton, Dr. Mark Casanova and all of the additional teams that so faithfully cared for Grant. Memorial Donations may be made to the Baylor Health Care Foundation benefiting the Liver Transplant Program in memory of Grant Bingeman. Gifts can be mailed to the Baylor Health Care Foundation, 3600 Gaston Avenue, Suite 100 Dallas, Texas 75246.
March 15, 1930 – February 19, 2016
Rosemary was a resident of Country Place, Plano, Texas since 1975 and served on the HOA board for many years. She was a Realtor for 30 years for Realty World and Re/Max Plano. Family and friends were Rosemary’s passion and delight and she never met a stranger. She enjoyed the theatre, cooking, painting, her family reunions, trips to Winstar, her pets and hosting parties.
She is survived by 5 children, Patricia and Carl Stewart, Frank Gaines Jr., Maryangela Caprio, Susan and Charles Kelly and Joanne Antovoni, 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, sister Irene Malinowski and brother Donald Mustachio, many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, Frank Joseph Gaines and her brother William Antonucci.
A prayer vigil to honor her life will be held Wednesday February 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2700 W. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano, Texas. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Thursday, February 25, 2016 11:00 am also at St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Plano.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made in her name to Operation Kindness, www.operationkindness.org and Sky Kids Team, www.skykidsAZ.org.
October 22, 1928 ~ February 22, 2016
Mary Elizabeth Fossier, age 81, of Plano, Texas, passed away February 10, 2016. Mary was born August 19, 1934, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Albert Joseph and Veronica (Burling) Willoz. She graduated from Dominican High School in New Orleans in 1952. Mary graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of the Philippines, the first American to achieve that honor. Mary married Leonard J. Fossier on April 24, 1954, in New Orleans. After traveling throughout her husband’s military career, the family settled in Plano, Texas. In 1973 Mary attended East Texas College and received a teaching certificate. She continued going to college classes while teaching, receiving a Kindergarten certificate and a Master’s degree from North Texas State and TWU. She completed almost all coursework on a Ph.D. Mary was a teacher, coordinator, and principal in the Plano ISD until her retirement in 1996. During this tenure, Forman Elementary received the National Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence which afforded her much pride. Her family was the joy of her life. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Plano.
She is survived by her husband, Leonard J. Fossier, Sr. of Plano, Texas; children, Leonard J. Fossier, Jr., and wife, Laura of Plano, Texas, Jimmy A. Fossier, of Plano, Mary Ann White and husband, Gary also of Plano, Lisa Cronin and husband, Tim of Dallas, Texas, David G. Fossier of Rockwall, Texas, and Mona Rebecca Burton and husband, Dennis of Plano; grandchildren, Sarah, Eden, Brittany, Leonard, III, Jacquelyn, James, Mark, Stefanie, Nicole, Clay, Catie, Ben, Ellie, Ethan, Sam, Lily, Rachel, and Drew; and great-grandchildren, Caden, Ava, Emmitt, and Jacob.
She was preceded in death by her parents and grandchild, Christina.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 13, 2016, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Plano, Texas. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Friday evening at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas with a rosary beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Precious infants of Joanne and Mark Madlangbayan
Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 11:30 p.m. in the church
Fr. Molina, celebrant
Reception in the Seton Room
July 24, 1959 ~ January 2016
Michael was born the third son to Walter and Margaret Braxton on July 24, 1959, in Dallas, Texas, and always there for them was his mother Louise Leask. He was definitely a man proud of his origination and would hold his head higher and puff up his chest proudly when that fact was acknowledged. He comes from a large loving family and family is always what made him happiest. As a child, he adored his big brother Tim and would follow him everywhere and emulate his every action. He was known as the local snake hunter and held a fascination with moths. He loved sports and spent some time on the track field, played baseball and football. The family tells of Michael’s unique ability to predict upcoming events. He was very nonchalant about this ability. Perhaps this was a gift inherited through the Native American heritage he so cherished. He considered himself a son of Texas with a little Native American twist.
Upon graduation from high school he spent some time riding broncos in the rodeo ring. Now, if that wasn’t a circus enough, he decided to join the Air Force in 1980. He became a jet engine mechanic on the F4E Phantom fighter and was stationed in Ramstein AB, Germany, where he met the love of his life, Kathy Sieve from South Dakota. They were married in 1982 in Brandon, S.D. and were then stationed at Norton AFB in California to complete his enlistment through 1984. Michael and Kathy’s path then took them to Maryland where big brother Walt took him under his wing to teach him how to be successful in the Sales world. A year of internship gave him the courage to pursue this career to Dallas, Texas. This choice brought him back home near family and friends and a lifelong career in Copier Sales. This choice was perfect for him, as he loved people and socializing was a large part of what made him tick. He was the “Bestest BBQ’er” in Texas” and loved to share his grilling masterpieces. He loved movies and hated commercials. He saw each day as an adventure and a gamble.
Michael and Kathy were blessed with their son, Brandon Michael, on July 5, 1987 who became the center of their lives. They gained a lovely daughter-in-law, Holly, in 2010 and have been further blessed with their beautiful grandchildren, Dax and Zia, who have brought laughter and pure pleasure into their lives. They recently celebrated the 33rd Anniversary of their marriage in December, 2015. He will truly be missed by his wife Kathy; son Bandon Braxton and his wife Holly; grandchildren Dax and Zia Braxton; mother Louise Braxton; brother Robert Braxton; sisters Joan Walker and her husband Darrell, Lisa Smith and her husband David, Amy Steen and her husband James; and many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Michael is preceded in death by his parents Walter and Margaret O’Conner Braxton and his brothers Walter Braxton, Jr. and Timothy Braxton.
A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2700 W. Spring Creek Parkway Plano, Texas 75023, on Friday, January 15, 2016 at 10:30am. Reception to follow. Inurnment will be at the Dallas Ft. Worth National Cemetery at a later date.
April 19, 1934 - January 17, 2016
Gerald Carroll Gleason was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 19, 1934 to the late Joseph and Catherine Healy Gleason. He went to be with the Lord on January 17, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Josephine McKenna Gleason and a sister, Laverne Cleary.
Gerald served our country in the United States Navy and worked in telecommunications at Illinois Bell, Southwestern Bell, AT&T and retired from Alcatel Lucent. After retirement Gerald continued to work at Stratton Communication. He loved family, friends, and sports. He also enjoyed traveling and puttering around his house and beautiful back yard.
He is survived by his adoring children, Maureen Gleason and Ed Walker of Plano, Texas, Bill Gleason and wife, Marisol of Frisco, Texas, Debbie Williams and husband, Jeff of Frisco, and Tom Gleason and Lisha Ebel of Plano, Texas; Precious grandchildren, Sean Gleason, George Macias, William Gleason, Blake Williams, Brandon Williams, Rylee Williams, and T.J. Gleason; and a very special friend and companion, Shirley Mueller of Chicago, Illinois.
The Family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 P.M., on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at ARIA Memorial Chapel located at 19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church 2700 W. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas 75023.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in Gerald’s honor to JDRF Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
December 21, 1938 ~ January 5, 2016
Gliceria (Zeny) Buzon joined the Lord on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 in Plano, Texas. She was born 7th in a family of eight on December 21, 1938 to Mariano and Ana Leyba in the province of Indang, Cavite in the Philippines where she stayed until she moved to Davao City in southern Philippines to study. There she met her husband, Rodrigo Buzon (Deceased) and grew a family of five children to this beautiful legacy of a family tree that survives her: Vidian Valera, her husband Tony, and children Diane, Aldrich, and Adrian; Metsue Leonardo, her husband Vic, and son Matthew; Vellie King, and her husband Billy; Ronnie James Buzon, his wife Anna, and children Jessica, Aaron, Rodney, and Arjean; and Sherill Montemayor, her husband Mike, and children Miko and Joshua.
Zeny earned her Bachelors Degree in Education in the University of Mindanao, and she continued to pursue learning in her later years as she earned a Certified Nursing Assistant designation. She was a go-getter and had an entrepreneurial spirit that made her successful as a businesswoman and anything she put her mind to pursue. She and her husband, Ruding, owned and operated several businesses through the years from a printing press to grocery stores. Zeny was full of energy and was not afraid to reach for the next rung to keep improving her and her family’s situation. Because she believed in us and expected nothing but the best from us, she motivated us to do and be our best. She was very loyal and generous to her family and her friends and her integrity cannot be questioned.
One of her cherished accomplishments was the completion of seven years of study to be recognized as a Third Order of Preachers (T.O.P.) of Saint Dominic and become part of their apostolic mission of service to God and neighbor in the Church through prayer, study, and preaching. This earned her the privilege of being buried in a nun’s habit, which was a dream of hers. She said if she did not marry, she would have been a nun.
Bar none at the top of Zeny’s passions were her love for God and her devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, passions that she carried out in practice. Following God’s leading, she founded the chapel, “Grotto sa Antipolo” with her husband over 30 years ago. With God’s blessing, it continues to service the community with anticipated Sunday masses held on Saturday evenings. The seed they planted started with setting up a Lourdes grotto in her home that soon became a place where Zeny taught kids how to pray the rosary. Not long after, adults joined in to pray the rosary and it grew from there. To this day the highlight is the celebration of “Simbang Gabi” or dawn novena masses for nine days leading to Christmas that is heavily attended, rain or shine. The chapel remained to be a source of joy for her to which she longed to go home to and deeply committed to keep as part of her and her husband’s legacy.
We would like to thank each and every person who has cared for and supported Zeny and who has reached out to us with love and concern. It has touched our hearts to see so many express their condolences and hear how Zeny has touched their lives with her grace and charm and most of all her service to the Lord.
Beloved mother of Vincent Zancana.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated on January 9, at 11:00 a.m. in the church.
Interment in Seton Columbarium.
Reception in room A after the service.
January 6, 1947 - December 22, 2015
Linda Lee (Barlow) Bell died peacefully on December 22, 2015, after a valiant fight against vascular dementia.
She is preceded in death by her parents Betty and Bill Barlow. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Mike Bell, their daughters, Kristy, and Karen and her husband Johnny, and their son Michael Jr. and his wife Katie. Also her brothers, Tom and Bill Barlow, and her sister, Carol Huffman.
Linda was born January 6, 1947 in Kansas City Kansas. She grew up in Overland Park, Kansas attending Bishop Miege High School. She graduated in 1964 and attended Donnelly College in Kansas City, Kansas.
She met her husband, Mike, when she was in 7th grade. After a wonderful courtship, they were married in June 1965 after his graduation from college and commissioning as a second lieutenant in the US Marine Corps. Upon returning from their honeymoon they departed for Quantico, VA, where Mike attended the Marine Corps Basic School.
For the next 26 years she supported her husband wherever he was assigned and set up their home over their 16 moves and raised their three children, Kristy, Karen and Michael Jr.
During the time she served at her husband’s side, she actively served as a volunteer as a: Red Cross aide, volunteer for Navy Relief, Thrift Shop Manager and in almost every community served in, one of the ministries of their local chapel and/or Catholic parish, including a CCD (Sunday school) teacher, leader in Children’s Ministry, and Director of Religious Education.
In 1991, after her husband retired from the Marine Corps, they moved to Plano, Texas, where they lived until 2010. Linda became an active member of the Community of St Elizabeth Ann Seton and later joined the staff first in Children Ministry and later was promoted to Director of Community Life – position that she served in for 8 years. Linda retired in July 2009.
Linda enjoyed many activities including swimming, skiing (both water and snow), walking, reading, and traveling – including visiting most of the countries of Western Europe, multiple trips to Hawaii and the Far East – including Hong Kong and Okinawa. But most of all she enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
In October 2010, she and her husband moved to Whitney, Texas, and have enjoyed the beauty and peace of the country and their wonderful friends in the White Bluff Community—where they lived until she died.
Services will be at St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Plano, TX. The Vigil is on Tuesday, December 29 at 7:00 p.m., Mass of the Resurrection on Wednesday, December 30 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at the Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of Flowers donation can be made to the American Stroke Association or Providence Hospice of Whitney, TX.
Mary Ann (Karalus) Brochetti, 79 of Plano, TX, formerly of Dunkirk, NY, passed away peacefully on December 8, 2015, at her home in the loving arms of her children after a brief courageous battle with cancer.
Mary Ann was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her children Richard Jr. (Brenda), Susan (Robert) Kolodziej, Joanne Boyce all of Plano, TX, and Linda (John) Kirby of Frisco, TX, along with 6 adoring grandchildren. She is also survived by her dear friend, Charles Zeller of Plano, TX, and cousin, Daniel Purzycki (Dee) of Florida. She is preceded in death by her husband (Richard J.) of 51 years and her parents Harriet and Frank Karalus.
Mary Ann was born February 11, 1936, in Dunkirk, NY. She graduated from Saint Mary’s Academy in 1954, and attended Fredonia State University. Mary Ann was employed by Niagara Mohawk until she started her family and became a full time wife and mother. Her community service included volunteering at her children’s schools and at her church. She later became a licensed real estate agent and sold residential homes. Mary Ann and her husband (Dick) owned and operated “Central TV” in Dunkirk, NY, for over 25 years until they moved to Plano, TX, in 1990. Shortly after arriving in Texas, they opened “Just VCR”.
Family was most important to Mary Ann; she loved and adored her husband, children and grandchildren. She was kind and generous, a beautiful woman inside and out. Mary Ann never met a stranger. She was a caring and friendly woman with a great sense of humor. She loved to have fun and thoroughly enjoyed life, with a passion for traveling, playing cards, going to musical events and concerts, but most importantly, spending time with her family and friends.
Mary Ann’s passion for life brought a lot of light to the many lives she touched. She will be greatly missed.
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 P.M., on December 19th, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Plano, TX
February 14, 1955 - December 5, 2015
Born February 14, 1955 in St. Louis, Mo and passed away December 5, 2015 in Rockwall, Tx. He was an amazing father, grandfather “Peep” and friend to so many. Aside from his love for family he was very passionate about traveling our beautiful country by any back road he could find on “Betty”, his Harley. At the end of every long day of riding he would have a Jack-man Dew, listen to Texas country music and send an email summarizing his day on the road to all his followers.
He is survived by 2 daughters Tonya Haake-McCartney (husband Trevour McCartney), Tara Haake-Mulvihill (husband Branden Mulvihill), grandchildren Taelour, Tylee, Layden and Brixtyn, brothers Mike and Matt Haake from Albers, IL, sisters Marsha Haake of Longmont, CO, Michelle Woltering of Colombia, MO, Mary Langenhorst of Albers, IL and numerous family and friends. He will be deeply missed!
“If you want to be happy for a day ,drink
If you want to be happy for a year, marry
If you want to be happy for a lifetime, ride a motorcycle”
RIDE WITH THE WIND DAD!!!
Mark Lambert Haake
February 14, 1955 - December 5, 2015
“If you want to be happy for a day ,drink
If you want to be happy for a year, marry
If you want to be happy for a lifetime, ride a motorcycle”
February 17, 1938 a proud New Yorker
Janet was born February 17, 1938 a proud New Yorker to William and Jean (Carey) Quinn. She realized early on that she had a passion for helping people and she went on to earn her degree in nursing. She was a dedicated registered nurse her whole career. Toward the end of her career, she was a dedicated Hospice nurse. Many people were touched by her loving care. Janet loved her family and friends. She moved to Florida in 1989 to be near good friends and the beach she loved so much. She also loved a “good bargain” at Ross! She was a wonderful mother and friend and she will be missed dearly.
The family wishes to thank the team at Premier Home Living where she has lived for the past few years. Very special thanks goes to Dave Pollack and Dr. Jill Studley, along with the all caregivers whose love and care kept her comfortable and content for the last few years. Also, thanks to all of our family and friends for their support and kind thoughts. Janet is survived by her daughter Patti Goodwin (Glenn), grandchildren Danny and Audrey Goodwin, brothers William T Quinn (Susan) and Thomas R Quinn (Irene), nieces and nephews Stephen, Elizabeth and Jonathan Quinn.
The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2700 W Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, Texas. There will be a reception in the Parrish Hall immediately following the mass. If desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) in memory of Janet Q. Hawkins
Loving husband of Sue Davidson, father or Lynn Turner, Scott and Glenn Davidson
Funeral Mass will be Friday, December 11, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in the Church.
Msgr. Leon Duesman, celebrant. Internment in the Seton Columbarium.
A reception will follow immediately in the Parish Hall.
Beloved mother of Dan Kempf.
Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, November 23 at 10:00 a.m.
Burial will take place in New York
October 8, 1949 ~ November 7, 2015
Stephen Anthony Filipski died Saturday, November 7th, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois while visiting his beloved grandchildren. “Big Steve” was born on October 8, 1949, the oldest of seven children of Leonard and Marie Filipski. He graduated from Elmhurst College, where he met the love of his life, Linda Gorgo Filipski.
An outstanding athlete, Steve was a member of the inaugural Bluejay Backer Hall of Fame class in 1980. He lettered in both football and men’s track and field. He was the Elmhurst College Athlete of the Decade for the 1970s. He was an extremely passionate man and along with athletics, he loved cooking. Constantly working on his culinary skills, nothing made him happier than being able to cook for family and friends.
A consummate salesman, Steve was the owner of a national rep business. His longest and most important career was his 43 year marriage to Linda Filipski. Together they had three children, Kelly Spowage of Chicago, Illinois, Matthew (Jennifer) of Plano, Texas and Jonathan (Cara) of Frisco, Texas, as well as five grandchildren, Connor, Katie, Carsyn, Thatcher, and Colby, all of whom hold him in loving memory. He is also survived by his parents Leonard and Marie Filipski of Sandwich, brothers Michael (Lurene) of Wayne, David (Denise) of Elburn, and sister Barbara Gardine (Jim) of Paw Paw, all of Illinois, brothers Gary of Fort Worth, Joseph (Tina) of Carrollton, both of Texas, and sister Diane Vermilye (Ron) of Colombia, South Carolina. Steve also had nine nieces and nephews.
Larger than life, both in stature and personality, he lived each day as if it were a gift. He maintained a lifelong dedication to his family and friends. A finer man, son, brother, husband, father, Uncle, and grandfather there never was.
A memorial Mass and celebration of his life will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 14th, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Plano, Texas. Internment in the Seton Columbarium immediately after the mass. Reception to follow in Room 130 of the Seton Faith Formation Center.
In lieu of flowers, the family would request donations be sent to the American Heart Association at https://donatenow.heart.org 1-800-242-8721 or by mail to American Heart Association , P.O.Box 840692, Dallas, Texas, 75284-0692 referencing Steve Filipski.
April 14, 1951 - November 8, 2015
Thomas M. "Dewey" DuRoss was born on April 14, 1951 to Joe and Alice DuRoss in Los Angeles, California. He passed away suddenly on November 8, 2015 after a day spent with people he loved. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Jim. He is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Kathryn M. "Kass" DuRoss; his four children, Annie (Kevin Babuder), Tommy (Nicole), Matthew, and Neil; his siblings Neil, Kathleen, Joe, Danny, and Paul; his grandchildren, Patrick and Claire; numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws; and countless friends, all of whom will sorely miss his warmth and sense of humor. A native of Los Angeles (Loyola High '69, Loyola University '74),
Tom spent the last 28 years making a home for his family in Plano, Texas. He was sustained in life by his strong Catholic faith and the love of his family. He was good at poker and great at making friends. He never had a bad day.
A viewing and rosary will be held on Thursday, November 12 at St. James Catholic Church in Redondo Beach at 7:00 p.m. The funeral will be at St. James on Friday at 10 a.m.
A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton on Friday, November 27, at 10:00 a.m. in the chuch. Reception in the Parish Hall, hosted by the Seton Men's Club.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Jesuit Memorial Fund, c/o Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/latimes/obituary.aspx?pid=176434604#sthash.NVvDHBWQ.dpuf
September 3, 1923 ~ November 3, 2015
She walks in beauty, like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies;
and all that's best of dark and bright meet in her aspect and her eyes.
Mildred Margaret Dalbke was released from her earthly bonds Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015. Mildred was born September 3, 1924 in North Chicago, Illinois. Her parents were Stephen and Katie Miletich. Mildred lived the majority of her life in North Chicago and graduated from Waukegan High School. She later graduated from Patricia Stevens Modeling School in Chicago, Illinois. Mildred married Charles E. Dalbke Jr. in 1946, who preceded her in death in 2009 as did her brother Steve who died in 1983.
During World War II, Millie was employed at Great Lakes Naval Station and then at Abbott Laboratories where she worked on the ampule line. She danced in the Abbott revues that were held each year and thoroughly enjoyed entertaining people. Millie also worked in the office at Abbott's and spent several years at National Press Inc. She later sold retail women clothing and worked for Whitehall Jewelers as a top salesperson.
Millie could light up a room with her personality and grace. She also was a devoted daughter and took care of her parents for many years. In 1992, she moved to Texas along with Charlie to be near their daughter and son. Millie loved her family, her Croatian heritage, and her Catholic faith. She loved to dance and spent many happy hours dancing with Charlie at the Swedish Glee Club in Waukegan.
She is survived by her son, Steve Dalbke of Dallas, Texas, daughter, Sandi Nenninger and her husband Tom of Plano, Texas; granddaughter, Susan Hazzard and husband Tim of Allen, Texas, grandson, Brad Nenninger of Allen, Texas and great-grandchildren Jack and Maggie Hazzard.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, November 7th at 1:00 P.M. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 2700 West Spring Parkway in Plano. A visitation will be held from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. prior to the Mass.
Our thanks and gratitude go to the staff at Prestonwood Assisted Living where Millie resided for the last six years. Their care and kindness was much appreciated. Internment will take place at Ascension Cemetery, Mundelein, Illinois. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be given to Planned Living Assistance Network of Dallas, Texas
December 1st, 1947 ~ October 22nd, 2015
Robert “B.T.” Edward Thomas, Jr. passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 22, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. B.T. was born in Baltimore, Maryland where he graduated from Catonsville High School in 1966. His passion for golf started at an early age when he worked as a golf caddy in Maryland. He later enjoyed a 25-year career as a PGA Golf Professional which began in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, as the Head Golf Professional for The Country Club of Hilton Head, Director of Golf for The Golf Club at Indigo Run and The Golden Bear Golf Club. In 1998, B.T. transferred to Brookhaven Country Club of Dallas where he dedicated 10 years to the success of tournament operations and member and charity golf events.
He loved coordinating and hosting the annual member golf trips to Hilton Head and the Masters Golf Tournament. He was the Director of Golf with Prestonwood Country Club of Dallas from 2008 to 2013. B.T. served on the Club Corp National Golf Committee and as President of the Hilton Head Island Golf Professionals Association. He also served on the teaching staff of Hilton Head Island Junior Golf Academy and enjoyed mentoring countless junior and beginner golfers throughout his career.
In addition to his passion for golf, B.T. loved his family and friends (furry friends included), good music (The Eagles), his beautiful plumeria plants, vacationing in Maui and spending time with his beloved wife Dena and dog Bentley. Those who knew B.T., described him as the nicest, kindest and most caring person they have ever met. B.T.’s positive presence was felt wherever he would go. His warm and magnetic personality, quick wit and great sense of humor lived up to his 6 ft. 4 in physique. B.T. was a pillar of strength whom is loved by all.
B.T. was preceded in death by his mother Dorothy Thomas, brother Larry Thomas, sister Joan Millenburg, nephew Derek Millenburg and loving dogs (black labs) Jake and Harley. B.T. is survived by his loving wife Dena Thomas of The Colony, Texas, daughter Cindy Thomas of Phoenix, Arizona and son Brent Thomas of Hampstead, Maryland, grandchildren Brittany, Brent Jr. and Kristin Thomas and beloved dog and “best friend” Bentley. He is also survived by his treasured nieces and nephews Donna Thomas Smith, Brenda Thomas Spencer, Larry Thomas Jr., Greg Millenburg, Dena Millenburg Baxter and Karen Millenburg Lancaster. B.T. is deeply missed. He will live in our hearts forever.
The family will receive friends at a visitation from 6-8 PM at Allen Family Funeral Options on Monday, October 26, 2015. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2700 W. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano, Texas 75023 with a reception to follow. Interment will be at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas, Texas.
June 28th, 1929 ~ October 17th, 2015
Lenore Ann Maitre was born June 28, 1929 in Coon Rapids, Iowa to parents Francis and Eunice Drake and she passed away on October 17, 2015 in Plano, Texas. Her last days were spent peacefully and surrounded by family at her daughter and son in law’s home in Plano, Texas where she lived for the past 14 years.
She grew up on the family farm near Coon Rapids, Iowa along with her younger sister, Gayle and brother, Doug. Lenore attended a country school for her elementary years and moved into town to live with her grandparents when she started high school. She graduated at sixteen and shortly thereafter moved to Des Moines, Iowa where she worked and eventually was introduced to Dwain Maitre. They were married on April 15, 1950. The two of them built a small rambler on the northwest side of the city and lived there for the next 55 years.
Lenore and Dwain raised two daughters, Diane and Debra. They made lifelong friends in their neighborhood and at St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church where they were very active. Dwain worked at John Deere in Ankeny, Iowa and after the girls were in school, Lenore worked part time as a sales clerk for a florist in Des Moines. Upon their retirement Lenore and Dwain became official snowbirds and spent their winters in Brownsville, Texas. Lenore loved her time in Brownsville - walking everyday, golfing, exploring the area, getting together with friends, dancing at country club events, and hosting her daughters’ families during their children’s’ spring breaks from school. In November, 2002, Dwain had a debilitating stroke. He entered an assistant living facility near Deb’s home in Plano. Lenore moved in with Deb and Mike and she faithfully spent her days at Dwain’s side for the next four years.
After Dwain’s death, Lenore continued living with her daughter and son-in-law. She became involved in activities at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church and enjoyed getting together with the friends she met there. As she adjusted to life without Dwain, Lenore began spending time again at her Brownsville winter home. There, she reconnected with old friends and made new ones. She was thrilled when her sister-in-law, Joan, was able to fly down to share a few weeks of winter respite with her each year. Several times a year, Lenore also traveled to Minnesota to visit her daughter, Diane, and to Iowa to visit extended family and old friends. Lenore was especially happy to be able to accompany Diane and family on two memorable trips to London, England and Florence, Italy. She also enjoyed a wonderful Alaskan cruise with both daughters’ families in June, 2012.
Lenore is survived by her daughters, Diane Grasse (Peter) of Woodbury, Minnesota and Debra (Michael Richards) of Plano, Texas; four grandchildren, Martin and Claire Grasse and Bryan (Lindsey) and Gregory (Martha) Richards; her brother, Douglas Drake (Carolyn) of Johnston, Iowa along with nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Lenore is preceded in death by her husband - Dwain Maitre; her parents - Francis and Eunice Drake; her sister Gayle Force and her brother-in-law - Donald Maitre and father and mother in law, Jule and Della Maitre. She will be missed by many, especially her daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren, who are so grateful for her love and guidance throughout their lives.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Friday, October 23, 2015 at 10:30 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2700 W Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, Texas 75023 with Father Russ Mower, officiating. A reception will follow immediately after the mass in the Parrish Hall. Lenore will be laid to rest with her husband Dwain at the Dallas-Ft.Worth National Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made to Baylor Medical Center at McKinney – McKinney Nursing Education Fund #56190- 5252 W University Drive, McKinney, TX 75071- to honor the nurses who cared so compassionately to her during her short illness.
March 25, 1959 – September 19, 2015
Loving son of Eleanor Noftz has passed away.
Funeral Mass on October 17 at 11:00 a.m.
Fr. Russ presider
September 27th, 1937 ~ October 8th, 2015
Nemesio Cava Jr. was born in the Philippines in the province of Zambales. He was the youngest of 11 children. He had fond memories of his early youth in the Philippines often recalling swimming in the ocean and greeting the American soldiers after the war with "Hi Joe" as some of them showered the kids with candies and treats. As he grew up, his siblings one by one started immigrating to the US, most through US military service. Often at the receiving end of gifts from his siblings coming home to visit, he could have continued a very carefree life, until meeting his future bride by chance.
His cousin came to visit one day on the way to a wedding which was near his home. The cousin was traveling with his wife and a friend. The friend's name was Nieves. It was love at first sight. He continued to court Nieves until they wed May 9, 1965.
He was working as an accountant at a general auditing office at the time. Soon after, they had their first child and within 5 years had 3 children. Sometime after their second child, Nemesio decided to immigrate to the US. It would mean leaving his new family behind but it would be for what they called back then as the "green pasture". Whatever the name, it was for a better future for his wife and children, for which he now wanted nothing but the best for. So in 1969, while Nieves was pregnant with their third child, Nemesio left the Philippines for the US. He lived with his cousin in Jersey City, NJ working as an accountant in NYC while he waited for the petition to bring his family over to be approved. Finally, in 1973 his wife was able to immigrate but by herself. It was another 2 years before the children could come. He was finally reunited with his family completely in September 1975, his eldest being 9 years old. They moved to Passaic Park, NJ in 1977, where they lived until moving to Plano, TX in 1988, when JCPenney's, where Nieves worked, relocated their corporate office.
They went on many road trips while living in NJ, often to visit family who were scattered all over the continent, from Minnesota, to Canada, to Philadelphia, to California and Florida. He was legendary when it came to directions, sometimes recalling detailed streets and landmarks, visiting some place for the second time years after being there the first time. Family was very important to him but so were the many friends they met both in NJ and Texas. As his children grew and married, he became increasingly active in the Filipino and Catholic communities and organizations. Always side by side with his wife, they were active in Couples for Christ, FilAm Catholics of Dallas, PRDC as board member, GIFT Prayer Group, as usher for St. Elizabeth, Mabuhay Filipino Folk Dance group as dancer, monthly Filipino masses as lead coordinators, annual Christmas Simbang Gabi Novenas as lead coordinators, weekly Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena as lead coordinators. All the while attending numerous parties, galas, and dances, where it was found that he was also a legend on the dance floor, tango and boogie, being his two favorite dances, later to be rivaled by line dancing. Often times lady friends lining up to dance with him.
When not busy with organizations, he loved to fish, golf, and most of all garden. Vegetables often made it into his wife's cooking. And flowers and ponds were abounding in his garden. Friends and family who would come to their home would wonder how being in his garden somehow reminded them of the Philippines. They also loved to travel. Once retired, they traveled to Egypt, Rome and many other places in Europe.
By his 75th birthday, his 3 children had married and between them, Nemesio had 9 grandchildren ranging in ages from 17 to 5. Which leads to his best talent of all. He was so loved by all his grandchildren; often just the thought of Grandpa brought a smile to their faces. He loved to carry them as they were babies and he loved to sit them on his lap on the swing and many times he pulled them on the wagon as they got bigger. As they got old enough to talk, he often teased them and joked with them. To the very end, when the illness was already resulting in some pain and he was already very tired, the one thing that could always put a smile on his face was the sight of a grandchild. His very last moments were spent not just with his wife and children and children's spouses, but also with all his 9 grandchildren all around him. He was surrounded and showered with overwhelming love as he finally left us to rest in peace.
Nemesio is survived by his wife Nieves Cava, children Norayda Humphrey and her husband Russell, Nelson Cava and his wife Alona, Nemesio Cava, III and his wife Kaima, grandchildren Frances, Leonard and Claire Humphrey, Rachel, Nichole and Zachary Cava, Kaitlin, Matthew and Kristine Cava, brother Eugene Cava and sister Juanita De los Reyes.
A vigil will be held Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2700 W Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, Texas 75023. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Friday, October 16, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church with Father Bruce Bradley officiating.
May 7, 1916 - October 1, 2015
Our beloved mother, Engracia Amadore Pascua, was called to her eternal home while surrounded by her loved ones on October 1st of 2015, at her home in Plano, Texas. She was born on May 7th of 1916 in Samar, Philippines, to Jose and Raymunda Amadore.
Engracia grew up in Calbayog city and moved to Manila in the 1940’s. She worked as a checker/ ticket employee at a local movie theatre. She went to Dressmaking School and had her own Dress Shop business sewing custom made clothing.
Engracia married Gaudencio Pascua, Sr. in January 20, 1947 in Manila, Philippines. They were happily married for 46 years until his death in 1992. Engracia was a member of Catholic Women’s League in Quezon City, Philippines until she migrated to Stamford, Connecticut, in 1981 with her husband. She enjoyed sewing, geriatric dancing, playing mahjong, casino trips and caring for her grandkids. She also loved to watch boxing and basketball on TV. When the weather started to get cold, she knew football season was around the corner and would proclaim “Bangaan na naman”. This translates to “let’s get ready to rumble”.
Engracia is survived by her daughters Irene Velasco, Gloria Domingo, and Zenaida Millan; her sons Gaudencio Jr., Cesar, and Alfredo Sr.; grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Engracia was preceded in death by her husband, parents, siblings Angeles and Francisco, children Leoba, Loreto, Jesus, and Angelita.
A visitation will be held at Distinctive Life Funeral Home at 1611 N. Central Expressway , Plano, TX 75075 on Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The funeral Mass of the Resurection will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Plano, Texas on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the church.
Nanay Engracia will surely be missed by everyone whose life she had touched. She shared and lived 99 years of her life showing the value of family, faith, hope, and love. And she did it all with Grace
Maryjane Newberry died September 15, 2015 as a result of a fatal car accident. We know Maryjane is in heaven with the Lord and her beloved Mary.
Maryjane was born to an Italian father and Polish mother in Morristown, New Jersey on July 30, 1939. She grew up in Morris Plains, attended the Fairleigh Dickinson University Business School, and became a Medical Assistant.
In 1960, Maryjane attended the Army Navy game where by a stroke of luck, she met her life long love, Jim. A wave and a wink is all it took to spark the relationship. Jim and Maryjane were married at the Naval Academy Chapel on June 8, 1963. Jim was commissioned and started his flying career in the US Air Force and later with Delta Airlines.
During their 52-year marriage, Maryjane raised 3 children and was active in a plethora of commitments both in and outside of the home. She worked at the Dallas Apparel Mart managing 2 show rooms. While her husband Jim was flying, she car-pooled the kids to sports, music, and dance. She coached children’s soccer and she was active in the PTA. Later she continued her involvement at University events at St. Edward’s, Texas A&M, and helped lead the A&M Mother’s Club. Meanwhile, she helped maintain a family farm and raise cattle in Bryan, Texas.
Her love of travel started when she was young, taking her first transatlantic flight to Europe when she was 18. Maryjane accompanied Jim on his flights to every major city in the US and Europe. Throughout her husband’s career she traveled the world and loved to sail in the Caribbean, Greece, Bermuda, and Tonga. After Jim retired they bought a boat and created their own adventures in Dallas and on Lake Lewisville.
As a devout Catholic she was active in the choir and raised money over 4 decades for countless charities and organizations including Wadley Hospital, St. Rita, All Saints, and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton to name a few.
At Wadley Hospital she raised money for Leukemia with the Wadley Woopie, served as the Financial Chairman, and the Decoration Chairman. At St. Rita she was a member of the Welcome Committee and led an annual Spaghetti Dinner themed event. Most recently at St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton, Maryjane led the Lenten Fish Fry kitchen crew for the past 11 years.
Maryjane loved children and over the years adopted 3 families as her own: Thuy Thai and daughter Daphne; Jack and Lisa Theis, and children JT, Jake, Catherine and Christina; Randy and Karen Markum and daughter Paige.
Maryjane is survived by her husband Jim, children Jamie, Nancy and Julie, and grandchildren, Jenna, Derek, Anneliesa, and Arianna. Maryjane proudly claims all of the children from her adopted families as her own, totaling 10 children that call her Gamme.
Services will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Plano, Texas on September 26, 2015 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Maryjane Memorial Fund, which will be distributed equally to the charities that she loved. Make checks to Jim Newberry and send to P.O. Box 836782, Richardson, Texas 75083-6782 with the subject line Maryjane Memorial Fund.
January 29, 1953 - August 28, 2015
May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and rain fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand. - an Irish Blessing
James Charles Bormann passed from this world on August 28, 2015. He was born on January 29, 1953. James was the second of five children born to Vern and Zita (Fandel) Bormann in Whittemore, Iowa. James graduated from Garrigan High School in 1971 in Algona, Iowa. He married Bonnie Bailey on November 22, 1975 in Dallas, Texas.
Jim had a successful career in the construction business. He enjoyed spending time with his family and fishing. Jim was a beloved husband, father, brother, and friend and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
James is survived by his sons Lee Bormann, Craig Bormann and his fiancé Amanda Dickson, his father in law, John T. Bailey, Sr., and four sisters, Rebecca Lancaster of Whittemore, Iowa, Kathleen Schnieder and her husband Tim of Whittemore, Iowa, Julie Block and her husband Rex of Williams, Minnesota, Mary Allen and her husband Jim of Rosemount, Minnesota and foster sister Carol Besch and her husband Bob of Frisco, Texas, his brother in law John Bailey Jr. and his wife Jan and his brother in law Ed Bailey and his wife Joan. He was preceded in death by his wife Bonnie Bormann, his parents Vern and Zita Bormann, mother in law Madeline Bailey and his brother in law Bob Lancaster.
The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 10:30 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2700 W. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano, Texas 75023 with The Reverend Bruce Bradley as Celebrant . There will be a reception immediately following the service at the church.
August 16th, 1927 ~ July 15th, 2015