Darlene Anne Veltry (Mazock)
Darlene Anne Veltri (Mazock) age 61, of Spring, TX formerly of Harrison City passed away suddenly on April 2, 2015. She was born on March 31, 1954 in Wilkinsburg, PA to the late Michael and Anne (Cherepko) Mazock. Darlene is survived by her beloved spouse, Joseph; two brothers, Michael (spouse, Janice) Mazock and John (spouse, Denise) Mazock. Darlene started her career as a special education instructor in the Federal Bureau of Prisons. From there she advanced to the level of principal, Regional Education Administrator and finally the person in charge of education, recreation, and vocational training for the entire federal prison system. She held this position for 5 years. She then became a Warden in the Federal Bureau of Prisons and served as a Warden in federal prisons in three locations. Friends will be received Monday 4-8 PM at theLindsay-Jobe Funeral Home, Inc., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City (724 744-2721) where a Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday 10:30 AM, with Father Michel Sikon, officiating. Entombment will follow at Twin Valley Memorial Park. The family kindly suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation - National Office, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923 or online at www.Scleroderma.org. www.Lindsay-JobeFuneralHome.com
Misc reported by Chicago Chapter
Charvella Christmas, Unit Manager, November 25, 2014
Hubert Ray Garvin, Correction Supervisor, July 4, 2014,
David Quinn, Correctional Officer Specialist, December 16, 2012.
Lonnie Lee Akers
Not a Member of FRPA
Lonnie Lee Akers, 67, of Alderson, WV died Saturday, March 21, 2015, at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, VA. Born In Hinton, WV October 30, 1947 he was the son of the late George Akers and Virginia Ruth Royal Akers.
He was a retired employee of the maintenance department of the Federal Prison in Alderson, WV. Lonnie attended the Flint Chapel Baptist Church in Creamery, WV and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6723 in Alderson. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. Serving in numerous career capacities in his life, Lonnie was a jack of all trades including operating heavy equipment, supervising roofing installation, and electrical work.
Lonnie started Akers Electronics out of his home following retirement from the Federal Prison. He loved his farm (L.A. Farms) and the heavy equipment needed to maintain the property. He was always willing to take in a stray cat and give it a home.
Lonnie loved his family and the many friends he made throughout his life and they loved him in return. He will be sadly missed by all that knew him.
In addition to his parents, one brother, Carey Akers and one half-brother, Paul Mann preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Betty Ann Akers of Alderson; one daughter, Angela Huffman and husband Mike of Wayside, WV; one son, Frank Comi and wife Valerie of Alderson, WV; two grandchildren, Lauren Comi and significant other Luke Davis of Morgantown, WV and Justin Huffman of Wayside, WV; one brother, William R. Akers of Bedford, OH; and one sister, Pamela K. Smith of Meadow Bridge, WV.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the Camp Ground Cemetery in Creamery, WV with Pastor Jim Anderson officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Bill Farren, Roger Andrews, George Simms, Ward Parker, Calvin Sheppard, and Joe Windon. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert LaRue, Chuck Hazard, Richard Hollaran, and Frank Richmond.
Friends may visit with the family following the service at the graveside.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Flint Chapel Baptist Church Building Fund, C/O Rita Barker, HC 75, Box 59, Wayside, WV 24985.
Stephen A. Noone Jr.
Member of FRPA
Stephen A. Noone, Jr., 72, of Crawfordville, FL formerly of Danbury, beloved husband of Sally (Ross) Noone, passed away peacefuly at Capital Regional Medical Center, Tallahassee, FL, on December 29, 2014.
Stephen was born in Methuen, MA, son of the late Stephen A. and Harriett (Reeves) Noone, Sr. He graduated from Danbury High School and served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Independence. He served a long career as a Correctional Officer and Lieutenant for the Bureau of Prisons. In addition to his wife Sally, he is survived by his sisters, Judith Coffey (William) and Susan Johnson (James) of Danbury, his brothers:
Robert Noone (Geramy) of Danbury, David Noone (Elisabeth) of Redding and Peter Noone of Suwanee, GA, as well as several nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. Interment will be private. Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to Equine and Canine Rescue, Cavzican Care Inc., 245 Kenneth Circle, Crawfordville, FL 32327.
Dr. Warren J. Welsh
Not a member of the FPRA
Dr. Warren J. Welsh, aka “Warren the Wizard,” 80, of Richmond, Kentucky, died Saturday, February 21, 2015, at his home.
He was born January 18, 1935, in Schenectady, N.Y., to John and Regina (Miller) Welsh, who both preceded him in death.
He attended grade school and high school in Carey, Ohio, where his family had moved in 1940. In 1952, he entered the Conventual Franciscan Order and was ordained a priest in 1962. He served as assistant pastor at St. Bonaventure parish in Bloomington, Minn., before being transferred to Carey, where he served as procurator and dean of studies and instructor at the Carey seminary, pastor of St. Joseph parish in Salem, retreat master, and director of brothers training. Along with those duties, he attended Notre Dame and subsequently Bowling Green State University. He earned degrees in philosophy, theology, education administration and clinical psychology, culminating with his doctoral degree in psychology from BGSU in 1973.
In 1969, he was granted permission to leave the priesthood. Soon thereafter, he married Kathleen Anne Campbell and began his professional career in psychology at the Marquette, Mich., prison. In 1974, he transferred to the Federal Prison System and served at Lexington, Ky., Milan, Mich., and Manchester, Ky., from which he retired in 1994.
During retirement, he served as an instructor at Eastern Kentucky University and performed regularly as a professional magician in the central Kentucky area.
Dr. Welsh was a member of the National Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi, the Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the Thoroughbred Magic Guild and the Society of American Magicians. He also served on the alumni committee the seminary at Mount Saint Francis, Indiana. He held the rank of first-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and was a self-defense instructor in the prison system. He was awarded first place in both stage and close-up magic at the MagiFest competition in Columbus, Ohio. He performed for many years at the CareyFest weekend in Carey, Ohio. He earned Presidential Sports Awards in running, jogging and karate. He was an active member of the St. Mark Parish in Richmond, Ky.
In addition to his loving wife of 45 years, Kathleen, he is survived by: his two children, (John and Leanne; three brothers, William, Robert and Daniel; two sisters, Rose Marie and Virginia; and two granddaughters, Darby and Sydney; and one grandson, Ronin.
Funeral Mass for Dr. Welsh will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at St. Mark Catholic Church with Fr. Jim Sichko officiating. Interment will follow the committal service at Richmond Cemetery.
Not a member of the FPRA
Charlsine “Charlie” Amico Lewis, 67, of Navarre, died Thursday, February 12, 2015.
Mrs. Lewis was a native of Lynn, Massachusetts, but had resided in the
area for the past 13 years, coming from Maryland. Mrs. Lewis was of the
Catholic faith and was an avid artist.
Mrs. Lewis is survived by her husband of 30 years, Bobby Lewis; son,
Jason (Melanie) Mollica; daughter, Noel (Mike) Hicks; step-daughter,
Erika (Tim) Carnes; brothers, Salvatore “Ted” (Cheryl) Amico, Tony
(Shirley) Amico, Donald (Jan) Amico, and Richard (Joann) Amico; and
grandchildren, Jonah, Samantha, Nicholas and Olivia.
Funeral services will be held at Noon on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at
Saint Sylvester Catholic Church, Gulf Breeze, with Lewis Funeral Home,
Navarre Chapel directing.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., prior to the service, on Tuesday, at Saint Sylvester Catholic Church.
Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Florida.
Member of the FPRA
Enriqueta Tercilla, known to
family and friends as "Kettin", was born in November, 1954 and passed on
September 17, 2014 surrounded by family that loved her dearly.
Kettin grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas and attended Barat College of
the Sacred Heart in Chicago and Case Western Reserve University in
Cleveland, earning a Master’s and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She
had a private practice in Oregon, and later had a long, distinguished
career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
She is survived by her parents Evaristo E. Tercilla and Enriqueta G.
Tercilla; brothers, Rolando and Evaristo; her sister, Liann Mock and
brother-in-law, David Mock; sister -in-law, Gabriella Tercilla; her
beloved nieces, Sara, Alejandrina, Nicollete, and Carolyn, and nephews,
Sebastian and Colin.
MEMORIAL SERVICE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 11:00 A.M. AT ST.
JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCH-HONEYCREEK 25781 STATE HWY 46 SPRING BRANCH,
Eldon Wade Gentry
Not a member of the FPRA
Wade Gentry was born in Nocona, Texas on 9-19-1930 and passed from this
life on 12-11-2014 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. Eldon
served his country in Korea as a military policeman from 1951-1953.
He retired from the U.S. Army on 9-19-1990 as a CW4, with over 39 years
of active and reserve service. Eldon graduated from Sam Houston State
University in 1975 with a B.S. degree in criminal justice and worked as a
personnel specialist for the Bureau of Federal Prisons regional office
in Dallas, Texas, retiring from there on 9-1-1987. After retirement,
Eldon continued to enjoy working at various other jobs and also spent
several years gardening and raising animals on his acreage near Poetry,
Texas. He was a member of the Church of Christ. His lifelong work
ethic, patience in dealing with others, and his love for family are a
few of the characteristics of Eldon's life that caused those who knew
him to refer to him as "a good man." Eldon was preceded in death by his
first wife, Bobbie of Mesquite, Texas, and by his brother Bob Gentry of
Wichita Falls, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Johnnie, his
daughter and son-in-law, JoAnne (Royce) Jordan, granddaughter Sarah
(Aaron) Turner and grandson Thomas Wade (Velvet) Jordan, and three great
grandchildren, Jake and Ava Jordan and Samuel Turner.
Condolences may be sent to Joanne Jordan, 213 Rockcrest Drive, Mesquite, TX 75150
Anna Merie Murawski
Not a member of the FPRA
Merie Murawski Brown, 84, Leavenworth, Kansas passed away Tuesday,
December 16, 2014 at her home. She was born on 8-2-1930 to John and
Merie Louise Lallier Murawski in Leavenworth, Kansas. She graduated
from Leavenworth High School in 1948. On April 30, 1593 she married
Philip M. Brown. Anna Merie worked at Reyburn Agency, Hobbs Agency and
Schanze & Banks. Anna Merie was a member of the Church of the Open
Door, where she served as secretary for over 50 years. She served on
the Leavenworth County Fair Board. She was a member of the Leavenworth
County Historical Society and the Federal Prison Retirees. She was a
former leader for Leavenworth Leaders of 4-H Club and the Girl Scouts.
Anna Merie enjoyed ceramics, gardening, KU basketball, trips to Branson
and spoiling her granddaughters, nieces and nephews.
Merie is survived by her loving husband, Phil, her children Gayle Brown
of Parkville,MO, and Bart (Gwendolyn) Brown of Bentonville, Arkansas,
three brothers Fred (Mary) Donald and Gary (Linda Murawski of
Leavenworth, KS, four grandchildren, Sasha Bridges and Maryann Ball of
Parkville, MO and Audrey and Claire Brown of Benton, Arkansas, numerous
nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents
and brother Edward.
may be given to American Cancer Society or the Church of the Open
Door. Arrangements were entrusted to Davis Funeral Chapel. Please go
online guestbook Davis Funeral Chapel, Inc
John Max Kemp
Mr. John Max Kemp, age 76, of Republic, Mo., passed away on Tuesday,
November 11, 2014 in Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Mo. He was born on
December 16, 1937 in Hurley, Mo., the son of Wade and Dovie Kemp.
Max worked for the Bureau of Prisons for 25 years and he and his family
lived in several states. Max also worked for the Council of Churches,
in Springfield, for 10 years.
Max loved reading and volunteering for the big sales that the
Springfield Library held twice a year. He enjoyed refinishing furniture
and was very good at it.
He was preceded in death by his son, Doug; his parents; and two
Max is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jean; a son and his wife, Chris
and Lisa Kemp; two grandchildren and their spouses, Josh and Caitlyn
Kemp, and Amber and Brett Taylor.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12,
2014 in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. The funeral service will be
held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 13, 2014 also in the funeral
home. Burial will follow the service in Greenlawn Cemetery,
Springfield. Contributions may be made to the Fair Haven Children's
Home, 3132 N. Fair Haven Lane, Strafford, MO 65656.