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Monday, June 26, 2017
David Berman, 82, of Belmont, passed away at home on June 22, 2017, after battling cancer for several months. He was born on September 11, 1934, in New York City, and was raised in Hollywood, Florida. After attending public schools, he enrolled at the University of Florida, receiving a B.A. with honors in 1955. He undertook graduate study in English at Johns Hopkins and then worked in the Boston area for four years as a technical writer and editor. In 1960 he entered Harvard Law School and received his J.D. degree in 1963. He was licensed as an attorney the same year and clerked at the Supreme Judicial Court for Justice Spiegel. From 1964 to 1967 he was an assistant attorney general under Edward Brooke. From 1967 until his death he was in private practice, with an office in Medford for over 45 years and since 2014 in Woburn. He had a general practice with an emphasis on business litigation. He loved the law, and was a zealous and learned advocate for his clients. David had a parallel career as a poet. While working in Boston in the late 1950s, he took Robert Lowell’s poetry seminar at Boston University. As a law student at Harvard, he was permitted toMonday, June 19, 2017
Arrangements by Fielding Home for Funerals.SMITH, William Cotesworth, 59, of Johns Island died Sunday. Arrangements by Palmetto Cremation Society of Charleston.VERNON, Nancy Jeanne Emmerich, 69, of Hollywood, a school counselor and wife of Ferol Vernon, died Saturday. Arrangements by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services of North Charleston.Berkeley CountyBANNISTER, Paul Frederick, 79, of Daniel Island, a Navy veteran, electrical engineer and project manager with Black & Veatch Construction and Consulting and husband of Kathleen Tobin Bannister, died Sunday. Arrangements by Stuhr's Mount Pleasant Chapel.DuBOSE, Rosemary Sargent, 90, of Goose Creek died Sunday. Arrangements by Palmetto Cremation Society of Charleston.LOVINGOOD, Betty, 74, of Huger, a retired registered nurse and wife of James Lovingood, died Saturday. Arrangements by Carolina Memorial Funeral Home of North Charleston.PIPKIN, Marjorie Browder, 91, of Moncks Corner, a retired production worker with C.R. Bard, first married to the late James A. Parker, then to the late Robert L. Farmer and widow of Robert D. Pipkin, died Sunday. Arrangements by Russell Funeral Chapel.Colleton CountyEVANS, Elizabeth Lupton, 93, of Walterboro, widow of Eugene D. Evans, died Monday. Arrangements by Brice Herndon's Walterboro Chapel.SMITH, Miriam, 97, of Walterboro, a retired nurse, died Sunday. Arrangements by Tri-County Cremation Center of Summerville.Dorchester CountyBEASLEY, Robert Mark, 59, of North Charleston died Saturday. Arrangements by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services.GREGG, JoAnne N., 59, of Ladson died Sunday. Arrangements by Serenity Mortuary of Summerville.Georgetown CountyLAMBERT, Mary Etta Bratcher, 96, of Andrews, an owner-operator of Lambert's Grocery and widow of Solon W. Lambert, died Sunday. Arrangements by Mayer's Andrews Chapel.ElsewhereABBOTT, Charles, 82, of Santee died Monday. Arrangements by Avinger Funeral Home of Holly Hill.BARR, Janie Brown, 84, of Kingstree, a retired seamstress and widow of Robert L. Barr, died Monday. Arrangements by Henryhand's Kingstree Chapel.DAVIS, James Luther, of Early Branch died Sunday. Arrangements by Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home of Hampton.INGRAM, Eddie B., 89, of Manning, formerly of Kingstree, City of Paterson, N.J. retiree and husband of Adlee Ingram, died Monday. Arrangements by Henryhand's Kingstree Chapel.JAMES, Yusus, 50, of Timmonsville, formerly of Salters, died Sun
Barbara Geraldine Curtis, 56 - Southern Maryland News NetSaturday, June 10, 2017
Rose Marie Briscoe.Family will receive friends for Barbara’s Life Celebration on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM with a Prayer Service at 7:00 PM at Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650.Interment is private. This entry was posted on June 9, 2017 at 4:04 pm and is filed under All News, Obituaries, z 600X120 Top Ad Top. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Saturday, June 10, 2017
I do in this industry and that matters the most, in my opinion, is simply aimed at improving the customer experience, which, of course, is for the living.Chris Cornell's Hollywood Forever Cemetery funeral (Shown: Courtney Love, Tom Morello) Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/APYour Customer Is The Star: An eBook From Forbes How to make Millennials, Boomers and everyone in between fall in love with your business. By Micah Solomon.Certainly, the image of the funeral industry has taken its lumps over the years, in books such as Jessica Mitford’s The American Way of Death. Yet in my experience consulting with the deathcare industry on customer service, I have yet to encounter (or, at least, to be aware of encountering) the type of charlatans whom Mitford exposes in her book. Although there are bound to be exceptions in an industry this size (there are more than 20,000 funeral homes and more than 100,00 cemeteries in the U.S. alone, and the annual economic activity in this sector has been estimated to be north of $20 billion), the rule here seems to be that the professionals who populate this industry wouldn’t be here if they weren’t devoted to caring for people in their time of need. (And some, even, are true philosophers of bereavement, notably Thomas Lynch, an undertaker and poet whose The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade deservedly won the American Book Award.)Below I speak with three deathcare practitioners, Scott Sheehan of Evergreen Washelli, which owns and operates cemeteries and funeral homes in the Seattle area, and Holley Sowards and Pat Hollick, both from Einan’s at Sunset Funeral Home in Richland, WA, to discuss the importance of customer service in death care. [Note: I have no professional relationship with either of these companies, but I have served as the keynote speaker for WCCFA, a not-for-profit trade association to which both companies belong. Also, credit where credit's due: Thanks to Katie BSaturday, June 10, 2017
Fred Koenekamp, the Oscar-winning cinematographer known for his work on such films as Patton, Papillon and The Towering Inferno, has died. He was 94.Koenekamp died May 31, his daughter Kathy told The Hollywood Reporter. He suffered a stroke last year and died at her home in Bonita Springs, Fla.Koenekamp spent more than a decade at MGM, where he served as director of photography on several films as well as on the stylish NBC series The Man From U.N.C.L.E., The innovative cinematographer won his Oscar (shared with Joseph F. Biroc) for the disaster-film classic The Towering Inferno (1974) and also was nominated for Patton (1970) and Islands in the Stream (1977), a pair of George C. Scott starrers directed by Franklin J. Schaffner.He also collaborated with Schaffner on Papillon (1973), Yes, Giorgio (1982) and Welcome Home (1989).Koenekamp served as a DP on more than 40 features, including Live a Little, Love a Little (1968), The Great Bank Robbery (1969), Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970), Billy Jack (1971), Kansas City Bomber (1972), Uptown Saturday Night (1974), Fun With Dick and Jane (1977), The Champ (1979), The Amityville Horror (1979), First Family (1980) and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension (1984).Koenekamp served a 16-year apprenticeship before he became a dirSaturday, June 10, 2017
Elkins.Family will receive friends for Jon's Life Celebration on Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., with a Funeral Service celebrated at 1:00 p.m., at Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Interment is private. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Fans are gathering at the 1,200-seat theater within the Forest Lawn Memorial ParkThe public service begins Saturday at 1 p.m. PT at Forest Lawn’s 1,200-seat theater in Hollywood Hills.“We will be celebrating their lives with friends, family members and the people who loved them, you,” according to Reynolds’ official website. “The service will begin at 1:00 pm and immediately afterwards, those who want to walk to their final resting place are welcome to do so. There are a limited number of seats available, and it will be on a first come first come, first seated basis.”Arrangements have also been made to accommodate attendees who can’t find seats: “There will be room for overflow in the huge lobby as well as the outside with screens to watch and hear the service,” the website states.Fisher Family Archive/HBOForest Lawn — Hollywood Hills is also the final resting place of a number of other notable stars, and Todd Fisher told 20/20 after his mother and sister’s deaths that they will be buried “among friends.”Bette Davis — Reynolds’ onscreen mother in the 1956 drama A Catered Affair — as well as Reynolds’ dear friend Liberace are both buried at the cemetery. Michael Jackson‘s funeral was held there in 2009, but he was buried at Forest Lawn’s larger location in Glendale, California.Other stars laid to rest there include Lucille Ball, Sandra Dee, Buster Keaton, John Ritter, Paul Walker, David Carradine, Brittany Murphy and many others.COURTESY FISHER FAMILY ARCHIVES/HBOJames Blunt’s tribute song will debut over a photo montageSinger James Blunt was very close with Carrie Fisher, and the Star Wars actress was even the godmother of his son, who was born last year. The musician has penned a tribute song that will debut at the memorial, although Todd Fisher told TMZ Blunt won’t be performing it live. Instead, it will play over a photo montage.“He wrote a beautiful song to Carrie that will be released on the day of the memorial; we’re going to premiere the song,” Todd Fisher also said, per Variety, adding that “it might rip your heart out.”img alt="Don Arnold/WireImage;Todd Williamson/Getty"
Don Rickles, Comedy's Equal Opportunity Offender, Dies at 90 - New York TimesSaturday, April 08, 2017
He was impactful. He was funny. I mean, outrageously funny.”Mr. Rickles got his first break, the story goes, when Sinatra and some of his friends came to see him perform in 1957 — in Hollywood, according to most sources, although Mr. Rickles said it was in Miami. “Make yourself at home, Frank,” Mr. Rickles said to Sinatra, whom he had never met. “Hit somebody.” Sinatra laughed so hard, he fell out of his seat.Mr. Rickles was soon being championed by Sinatra, Dean Martin and the other members of the show business circle known as the Rat Pack. Steady work in Las Vegas followed. But he was hardly an overnight success: He spent a decade in the comedy trenches before he broke through to a national audience.In 1965, he made the first of numerous appearances on “The Tonight Show,” treating Johnny Carson with his trademark disdain to the audience’s (and Carson’s) delight. He also became a regular on Dean Martin’s televised roasts, where no celebrity was safe from his onslaughts. (“What’s Bob Hope doing here? Is the war over?”)Mr. Rickles’s wife, who he said “likes to lie in bed, signaling ships with her jewelry,” was not immune to his attacks. Neither was his mother, Etta, whom he referred to as “the Jewish Patton.” But off the stage, he didn’t hesitate to express his gratitude to his mother for unflaggingly believing in his talent, even when he himself wasn’t so sure.“She had a tremendous drive,” he recalled in “Mr. Warmth.” “Drove me crazy. But she was like the driving force for me.”He shared an apartment with his mother and did not marry until he was almost 40. After marrying Barbara Sklar in 1965, he saw to it that his mother had the apartment next door. His wife survives him, as do a daughter, Mindy Mann, and two grandchildren. Mr. Rickles’s son, Lawrence, died in 2011.Donald Jay Rickles was born in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens on May 8, 1926, to Max Rickles, an insurance salesman, and the former Etta Feldman. During World War II, he honed his comedic skills while serving in the Navy. (“On the ship that I went over to the Philippines,” he told The New York Times in 2015, “out of 300 men I was the class comedian.”) After being discharged, he followed his father into the insurance business, but when he had trouble getting his customers to sign on the dotted line, decided to try acting.He studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, an experience that he later said gave him a greater sense of himself. But he found it difficult to get acting jobs and turned to stand-up comedy.For a while, he pursued acting and comedy simultaneously. He did his stand-up act at Catskills resorts and in strip clubs, and his movie career got off to an auspicious start with a small part in the 1958 submarine drama “Run Silent, Run Deep,” starring Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster. But the bulk of his film work in the 1960s was in low-budget beach movies: “Bikini Beach,” “Muscle Beach Party” and “Pajama Party,” all in 1964, and “Beach Blanket Bingo” in 1965.By that time, his comedy career had begun gathering momentum. Focusing less on prepared material and more on interaction with his audience, he had found his voice. He was not the first insult comedian — and in fact an earlier master of the comic insult, Jack E. Leonard, was known to complain that MrMonday, April 03, 2017
I would say the church acted as an umbrella for the community. It offered shelter of many kinds.”That included a resting place for its congregation’s members.The Hollywood Community Cemetery, two blocks from Mount Zion, is the oldest known black cemetery in the area. According to the Texas Historical Commission, the 2½-acre tract was given to Mount Zion trustee William King in 1875. It’s the resting place of Emma Wallace and Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, the Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist.The name of the cemetery - once the Colored Cemetery - was given by Alfred Sparrow Jr., whose father opened Sparrow Funeral Home in 1920.“He called it that because he said everyone who is buried there is a movie star to their family,” said his son, Wayne Sparrow, who with his wife Francine, still runs the funeral home.Today, Mount Zion - through Sparrow Funeral Home - offers to bury its poorer members for $100. Most times, Crawford waives the fee.“When people are hurting it is our time to reach out,” he said. “Everyone deserves to have a proper resting place, and everyone has loved ones there.”Sparrow, who was in charge of restoring graves after Hurricane Ike, said like the church, the cemetery offers value to the black community.“WhMonday, March 27, 2017
She was an active member of Our Lady's Church and her community. She enjoyed donating her talents and time for the betterment of all.Betty is survived by her children: David R. Bogie (Becky) of Hollywood, MD, Robert E. Bogie (Ellie) of Leonardtown, MD, Sherry M. Tippett of Leonardtown, MD, Margaret "Peg" O'Connor (Mike) of Leonardtown, MD and Charles E. Bogie (Cindy) of Leonardtown, MD; her sister, Veronica Nash Wood of Arlington, VA; 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she is also preceded in death by her grandson, Sean Paul O'Connor and siblings, William E. Floyd, Margaret F. Swain and Edwin R. "Boots" Floyd.Family will receive friends on Monday, March 20, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m., at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Robert Kosty on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady's Catholic Church, 41348 Medleys Neck Road, Leonardtown, MD. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.Serving as pallbearers will be Jamie Bogie, Erich Bogie, Ryan Tippett, Nicole Langley, Paul Houle, and Alfred "Rocky" Hammett. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Hetzel, Vernon Saunders, Jimmy Bowles, and Jack Lenderman. Memorial contributions may be made to Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Dept., Post Office Box 50, Leonardtown, MD 2650 and Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad, Post Office Box 299, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.