Obituaries

 
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.

Charlsine Lewis
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.

Enriqueta Tercilla
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, TEXAS
 
Eldon Wade Gentry
Not a member of the FPRA
Eldon 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
Anna 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.  
Anna 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. 
Memorials 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.com

 

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 brothers. 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.

Gladys Frances Osborne Hanson

  

Gladys Frances Osborne Hanson, 88 of Crawley, WV, passed away on October 15, 2014

She was born March 12, 1926, to the late Luther and Roma Osborne. She is survived by her husband of 68 years Harold C. Hanson, one son Dwight and wife Ruth and one sister Kathleen Flint of Athens W.V., Three grandchildren Bryan, (Kristan) of Billings MT, Leigh Ann Hudson (Jason) of Alderson, W.V., Jamie Burns (Dennis) of Crawley. Also, four great grand children: Lauren, Logan, Ava, Emily and a special nephew Stacy and wife Karen of Cheyenne WY. Gladys retired from the Federal Prison in Alderson, WV.

 Online condolences can be sent to: www.smathersfuneralchapelinc.com The arrangements were by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc in Rainelle, West Virginia.

 
Joseph J. Dylina

HONORARY LIFE MEMBER

Joseph J. Dylina, age 94, passed away October 9, 2014

 Wife survives: Paule Dylina

653 Lassen Ct.

Merced, CA. 95340-0616

 

Dale “Squeak” Wilson

Dale "Squeak" Wilson, age 66, passed October 3, 2014

Retired from U.S.P. Marion, IL.

 

Eugene "Bud" W. Henneman

FPRA Member: Eugene "Bud" W. Henneman passed away on July 29, 2014, In South San Francisco, CA, at the age of 91. He was a Honorary Member of the FPRA and retired from Oakland CTC as a CPO in May 1981, after serving in Lompoc, CA, Marion, IL, Los Angeles, CA,Portland,OR Seattle, WA and Oakland, CA.

 Condolences can be sent to his wife: Gerrie Henneman

630 Baden Ave. #123

S. San Francisco, CA 94080-3570

 

Joseph Pace

11/01/1920 - 08/12/2014

Joseph Pace was born November 1, 1920 in New York to Onofrio and Carmela Bonasio Pace, recently emigrated from Bari, Italy.  Later joined by three brothers, Dominick, Angelo and Onofrio, and a sister, Mary, all now deceased, he grew up in New York City.          

After Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, he joined the military and served in the Air Force as a B-17 Bomber, “Flying Fortress”, radio operator/gunner in the European Theater of Operation.  He achieved the rank of T/Sgt.  Forced to bail out on his 11th mission he landed in a recently re-captured German mine field just inside Holland.  Rescued by British soldiers, he was transported to a hospital, where his fractured ankle was treated and transferred to an American hospital in Oxford, England.  While there he learned of the birth of his first son, Raymond.  Later placed on the Queen Elizabeth for transport to New York, he was awarded the Purple Heart and eventually sent to Governor Dewey’s mansion in New York for recuperation.  He was honorably discharged at the end of World War II.  He recently authored “Happy Landing”, a book about his WWII experience.

After moving to Ohio, he became employed by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.  A son, Ronald, deceased, was born in Ohio.  While serving in Arizona in 1956 he married Thelma Podell and was transferred to Long Beach, California.  While in that area, they were blessed with a daughter, Carmela.  Son Jonathan was born during his Lompoc service.

Retired from the U.S. Bureau of Prisons in 1970, Joe became a real estate broker.  He and his wife worked together several years, moving to La Mesa in 1981. 

Joe is survived by Thelma, his wife of 58 years, son Raymond of New York, daughter Carmela (Jim) Ward and son Jonathan of La Mesa, grandchildren Christopher and Pamela Ward of La Mesa and Logan and Olivia Pace of San Marcos.

Interment services were held at Miramar National Cemetery August 19.  A memorial service will be held at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in La Mesa at 11:00 a.m. September 13, 2014.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church or the Wounded Warrior Project.