Obituaries

 

 

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.

Betty Jo Pitzer Johnson

 Betty Jo Pitzer Johnson, passed away on July 26, 2014, in Alderson, West Virginia at the age of 82. Betty worked at the Federal Prison Camp in Alderson for 20 years as a case worker and a vocational teacher, where she received the rank of master teacher and other recognitions until her retirement in 1981. Betty is survived by her husband of 63 years, James E. Johnson,. son Thomas and wife Terri, daughter, Babara Sanders and husband David, sister Jean Gwinn and a granddaughter Cheri Grigsby and husband Mark, Betty's grandsons, Chase and Andrew, grandson, Micael James, and many nieces and nephews.

 Condolences can be sent to: James Johnson

c/o Lobban Funeral Home

205 South Monroe Street,

Alderson, West Virginia 24910

James Eugene Dean

TERRE HAUTE ---James Eugene Dean, 75, of Terre Haute, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014, at his home. He was born on March 7, 1939, in Terre Haute, to Larry and Dorothy (Fagley) Dean. James proudly served in the United States Air Force twice. He worked for many years as a guard at the Federal Penitentiary. James was an active member of American Legion Post 346. He loved to fish and spend time with his family and friends. He was proud of his grandchildren.


James is survived by his wife, Anne Detrick-Dean of Lima, Ohio; his children, Rhonda Sue Dean of Terre Haute, and James Eugene Dean Jr. and his wife Cindy of Arkansas; stepchildren, Catherine Anne Davison of Kansas, Cynthia Anne Whitney of Arkansas and Amanda Marie Truesdale of Indiana; a brother, Robert Dean and his wife Betty of Georgia; a sister, Susan Tarrh and her husband William of Terre Haute; four grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; many great-grandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Kim Effner; and a brother, Marvin Dean.

A memorial service with military rites performed by American Legion Post 346 will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at Thomas Funeral Home. Visitation will take place from 2 p.m. until the time of services. Kind words and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at:

www.thomasfuneralhome.net

 

Scott MacDonald Basom

Scott MacDonald Bascom, 70, of Lewisburg, PA, passed July 19, 2014.  He was employed as a Physician's Assistant at U.S. Penitentiary, Lewisburg for 28 years.  He married the love of his life Linda A. Bartges, who survives and married to for 39 years.  He was a Boy Scout Leader and a regular donor of the American Red Cross, a volunteer for the Mifflinburg Ambulance Association, a lifeguard and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his more than 500 hours of volunteer service to the Union County Public Library, Lewisburg.  He is survived by his mother, Ruth Nash Basom, two sons and daughter-in-laws Allen and Deborah, Aaron and Lillian, one sister Kathleen, Basom of Boulder, CO, one brother Kenneth Basom of Cedar Falls, Iowa one sister-in-law Mariel Hess of Glover, VT.,  two nieces and three nephews, and many friends who loved him.  He was preceded in death by one son, Adam Charles Basom, his father Rev. William E. Basom and one brother William Nash Basom.  

 Memorial gifts may be made to either St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 42 S. 4th St. Lewisburg, PA 17837 or the American Red Cross, 249 Farley Circle, Lewisburg, PA 17837.  Funeral Arrangements are by Roupp Funeral Home Inc.  8594 Old Turnpike Rd.  Mifflinburg.  Leave your condolences online www.Rouppfunerahome.com

 

Abbey Thomas Clark

Abbey Thomas Clark, passed on July 2, 2014.  He retired from South East Regional Office.  Condolences may be sent to his wife: 

Ruth B Clark

627 Cedrick Lane

Stone Mountain, GA 30087

Danny "Doc" Watson
Passed Saturday, June 28, 2014
Retired from U.S.P. Marion, IL.
  

Lila Ellene Kenney

Mrs. Lila Ellene Kenney, age 80, of Republic, Missouri, passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014, in her home with family at her side. She was born on May 28, 1934 in Pillager Village, Minnesota, the daughter of Grover Wilson and Rudy Opal (Spencer) Bledsoe. Ellene met her future husband, Winfred Junior “W.J.” Kenney in Monett, Missouri, and after a brief courtship, they were united in marriage on October 30, 1952 in Miami, Oklahoma. W.J.'s employment with the U.S. Bureau of Prisons found them located in different areas of the United States, but after retirement in 1980, they came back to Republic to live. Ellene was an active member at the Battlefield Assembly of God. She was a wonderful wife and mother. Her hobbies were caring for her family, her church, and sewing. An accomplished seamstress, Ellene was awarded the “Best Design for an 1871 Dress, Home Fashion,” at the 1871 to 1971 Republic Centennial Celebration, and she also made W.J.'s lined business suits. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters. Ellene is survived by her husband of 62 and a half years, W.J.; four children and their spouses, Sherri Kay and Dr. Dale Misenhelter, Larry Winfred and Lela Kenney, Vicki Jean Jones, and Lee Wayne and Shannon Kenney; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and other extended family and friends. A private Celebration of Life will be held by the family. Arrangements were entrusted to Meadors Funeral Home, Republic.
 

Betty Fenton

Betty Fenton, passed away June 20, 2014.  She was 86 and of Marietta, Georgia, wife of Charles Fenton, Jr., Mrs. Fenton was a member of the FPRA.

 She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marietta and a resident of Winnwood Retirement Community.  Mrs. Fenton traveled extensively throughout Europe, South America, China and the Caribbean.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Fenton, Jr. Survivors include her three sons, of Marietta, David (Debra) of Tampa, FL seven grandchildren, Stephen (Shannon) of Ellwood City, PA, Sarah of Beaver Falls, PA, Jackie of Los Angeles, CA, Michael and Heidi of Tampa, FL, Anna and Theresa of Marietta, GA and several nieces and nephews.  

 Contributions  may be made in memory of Mrs. Fenton, to The Oblate Mission 323 Oblate Drive, P.O. Box 659432, San Antonio, TX 78265-9432

Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home - Powder Springs, GA (770) 428-1511


William C. Junk

William C. Junk, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado passed away on June 10, 2014.  Wilbert was born in Guttenberg, Iowa to Frank and Florence Frommelt Junk on July 13, 1929.  Wilbert served in the Navy 1946-1951 and he attended Benedictine College 1954-1956.  From 1951 to 1954, he worked for Liggett and Meyer Cigarette Company and then worked for Federal Prison Industries at McNeil Island, Seattle, Washington, Chillicothe, Ohio, and Leavenworth, Kansas from 1956-1979.

 Survivors include his sister, Mary Lee, Racine, Wis., brother Bert Junk, Remlap, Ala., son, Thomas Junk, Blue Bell, Pa., three daughters, Debbie Miller, McLouth, Kan., Cathy Shuffleberger, Atchinson, Kan., Janet Franken, Wathena, Kan.

 He was preceded in death by his baby sister, three brothers and parents.  Wilbert was buried in Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado.


BARBARA M. BURT

Barbara Mildred Burt, 84, of Matthews passed away on June 5, 2014. Barbara was born December 3, 1929 to Albin Theodore Lindquist and Mildred Thayer Lindquist in Milton, MA. Spending much of her adult life in California, she and her husband, Tom, who passed away in December, 2012, retired to Willamina, OR and later moved to Las Vegas, NV. In 2003, to be closer to their daughter, Diane Smyth, and son-in-law, Larry Smyth of Charlotte, they moved to Matthews, NC. Barbara is also survived by her son, David Burt, and grandson, Wyatt who live in Las Vegas, NV.

Barbara worked for the Federal Bureau of Prisons for over twenty years where she served as Wardens Executive Assistant and hostage negotiator and with her experience she was able to tell some very interesting and funny stories. After retiring, she always volunteered her services at local charities/services and was one of the first volunteers at the Levine Senior Center when it opened until her death. She was an avid reader, loved old movies, collecting antiques, gardening and oil painting.

Barbara was such a beautiful person who touched all she met. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She is loved.

Private services for the family will be held Friday, June 20th at Forest Lawn East Cemetery. A Celebration of her Life will follow at 12:30pm at the Levine Senior Center, 1050 Devore Lane, Matthews. Donations to the Levine Senior Center will be appreciated in lieu of flowers and will last so much longer.

Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel. Online guestbook is available at www.heritagecares.com

 

 

Louise Dickens

It with sadness that I report the death of Mrs Louise (Fred) Dickens the wife of Mr. Fred Dickens (deceased).  Mr Dickens worked in Education at FCI Ashland, KY and also FCI Talladega, AL.  Mrs. Dickens passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014 in Detroit, MI after a period of illness.

Expressions of condolences may be sent to the family care of:

Ms Tiffany Peak

22500 Carleton Avenue

Southfield, MI 48033

 
Gerald R. Bozman
Passed May, 2014
Retired from U.S.P. Marion, IL.
James Ardell Needham

 

James Ardell Needham passed from this life at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at his home.

 

Jim was born June 29, 1952, in Herrin, the oldest child of Ardell and Anna Mae Needham.

 

He married Vicky Lynn Clark on June 24, 1973, and she survives. 

 

Jim retired from Marion Federal Prison.

 

He loved helping children's causes and raised money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Shriners. He was a proud member of Knight of Pythias.

 

Other survivors are his loving daughters, Mary Glaze, and Tori (Mark) Kaszian; four grandsons, Glenn and Nick Glaze, and Tyson and Ayden Eagles; his loyal dog, Chunky; seven sisters and brothers, Linda and Darrell Harner, Janet and Rex Schmitt, Judy and David Short, Jessie and Tim Andrews, Tammy and Nate Hopkins, Jessie and Melissa Thompson and Cathy and Bill Raines; 19 nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his son, James Dale; parents; brother, Jack Needham; and two sisters, Peggy Needham and Sheryl Forrest.

 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 21, in Cosby-Sloan Funeral Home in Creal Springs, with the Rev. Mike and Michelle Parker-Clark officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date.

 

Alfred T. Sekscienski, Sr.

 

On Thursday, April 17, 2014, Alfred T. Sekscienski, Sr. passed away at home.  Born in Northumberland, PA on May 23, 1929, he attended school in Milton, PA and servedin the U.S. Air Force with the Air University and then with a B-47 bomber training wing during the Korean conflict.

 

Following military service he was employed in the officeof ACF Industries and in 1959 joined the Federal Prison System at the U.S Penitentiary, Lewisburg, PA.  He worked in the business/fiscal department with collateral duties at the Federal Prison Camp, Allenwood, PA.  and subsequently transferred to the Federal Correctional Institution at Danbury, CT.

 

In 1964 he was presented with the Department of Justice "Meritorious Service Award" by late Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy.

 

A year later he transferred to the Federal Bureau of Prisons Central Office in Washingto, D.C. and traveled extensively for five years throughout the Prison System as a Program Examiner.  He was promoted to various executive positions as Chief of Operations-Construction and Mechanical, Executive Assistant, Bureau Budget Execution Officer and Assistant Commissioner/Comptroller of Federal Prison Industries Inc., a wholly-owned corporation within the Federal Prison System.

 

He retired in 1979 and remained in the Washington, D.C. area until 1985 at which time he moved to Hanover, PA.

 

He leaves his wife of 59 years, Alda E. (Fisher) Sekscienski, a daughter, Cathy Ann Ziegler of Bryans Road, MD, a son, Alfred T. Sekscienski, Jr., three grandchildren, Elizabeth Ziegler, Alison Belleau (Grant), David Ziegler (KK), and five great-grandchildren, Amanda, Johnathan, Addison, Alexis and Grayson.

 

The funeral will be private at the family's convenience.

 

Mrs. Alda Sekscienski

45 Oak Hills Drive

Hanover, PA 17331-9738

 

Cathy Ann Ziegler

2635 Longbow Court

Bryans Road, MD  29616-6044

 

Alfred T. Sekscienski, Jr.

18373 Lost Knife Circle #201

Gaithersburg, MD  20879-2309

 

Nedra Chatlin Wykle

Retired from Alderson

 

Stephen Wayne Haynes

Stephen Wayne Haynes, 60 April 6, 2014

U.S.P. Marion, Illinois

 

Cecil Lemons

Retired from Alderson.  Passed on March 14, 2014

 

Jimmy Lyle Howell

Retired from Alderson.  Passed on March 20, 2014

 

Audrey Williams Thompson

Retired from Alderson.  Passed on March 24, 2014