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1800 Dare Avenue
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'He belongs to Alaska': Adventurer, wilderness conservationist Ken Leghorn dies at 62 - Juneau Empire (subscription)

Monday, May 01, 2017

Leghorn had previously served on the board at Audubon Alaska, a conservation nonprofit based in Anchorage, and Audubon planned an event in May where Leghorn would blog about the birds he was watching from home.Now that Leghorn is gone, Audubon is inviting others to record the birds they see, in honor of Leghorn.The fact that he was so active and involved in his final months wasn’t lost on Warner. The past few months weren’t easy, but she made sure to visit a few times and call her father often. She ensured him that the lessons he taught her, such as being sure to treat others with kindness and understanding, had stuck with her.Seeing Leghorn’s legacy continue through his vast collection of friends has also stuck with Warner.“You’ll always have those connections and you’ll always have those people who can be there with you or for you,” Warner said.Those people have come out in droves in recent weeks, many of them telling stories akin to Skaggs’ anecdote from that sailboat two decades ago. Those connections, more like family than friends, were happy to be part of his adventures,

OBIT: Alvin Gene Foster - Newton Press Mentor

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Meyer Funeral Home June 24, 1929 – April 5, 2017Alvin Gene Foster, 87, of Effingham, Illinois, and a former resident of Anchorage, Alaska, passed away at 11:05 a.m., Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Lavender Ridge Memory Care in Effingham, Illinois, while being visited and comforted by family members.Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, April 7, 2017, at the Bailey Cemetery west of Latona, Illinois, with full military rites by Scott Air Force Honor Guard. In loving memory of Gene, memorials may be made to the HSHS St. Anthony’s Hospice. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, Illinois. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.Alvin "Pop" "Papa" Gene Foster, was born June 24, 1929, in North Muddy Township, Jasper County, Illinois, the son of Benjamin and Dean (Wetherholt) Foster. Gene enlisted in the United States Air Force on November 28, 1950, to begin his 22 year career in the service. He met his future wife on his way in to church one Sunday, and married Bessie Maxine Tucker on July 23, 1955; she preceded him in death on December

Beverly Stearns, 83 - Southern Maryland News Net

Monday, March 27, 2017

Portland City Rose Garden until the mid-1970s.Her Federal career began in 1951 with the Veterans Administration in Portland, Oregon, and continued with the Army in Anchorage, Alaska in 1963. She ended her career in 1996 at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C.She is a survivor of the 1964 Alaska earthquake, the strongest quake recorded in North American History. Beverly helped research compile and edit “Operation Helping Hand: The Armed Forces React to Earthquake Disaster”, for which she was awarded official commendation from the Army for her outstanding performance.During a break in her federal career she owned and operated a dance school in Fort Washington, Maryland, where, together with her daughter Gayle, she provided training and performance opportunities for hundreds of young dancers.A devoted, wife, mother, and grandmother, Beverly raised four children and mentored nine grandchildren. Shortly after celebrating her 63rd anniversary with her surviving husband Richard, Beverly lost her year-long battle with cancer.  She is preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Ann Nauman. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Richard A. Stearns, her children, Gayle Gardiner (Alfred), William Stearns (Jeanne), Richard Stearns(Denise), her brother Brian Kalmbach (Loretta), and her nine grandchildren, Ashley and Mary Gardiner, Matthew and Conner Nauman, Rachel and Ethan Stearns, and Ryan, Brandi and Nicholas Stearns.Viewing ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 4-7pm at Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Funeral Service will be held at 10am, Monday March 13, 2017 at Brinsfield Funeral Home. Interment to follow at St. Mary’s Queen of Peace Cemetery, 38888 Doctor Johnson Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659.Memorial contributions to the student scholarship fund of the St. Mary’s County Garden Club can be made in Beverly’s honor to the St. Mary’s County Garden Club, PO Box 464 Leonardtown, MD 20650.Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com. This entry was posted on March 12, 2017 at 3:32 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.

Michael Postier

Monday, February 27, 2017

Melissa Mainord and husband Ron of Fairview, Melinda McCormick and husband Dwayne of Ponca City, mother-in-law Violet Eggers of Fairmont, sisters-in law DeAnn Hale of Enid, and Denise Eggers of Anchorage, AK and several other family members including his beloved dog Roady. He was a devoted and loving family man. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law Denton Eggers. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds.Condolences may be made and the service may be viewed online at www.ladusauevans.com .

Airport shooter had mental health problems but no apparent ties to terrorism - Miami Herald

Monday, January 09, 2017

Islamic State or any other terrorist organization.Instead, a profile has emerged of a mentally disturbed military veteran who boarded a plane on a one-way Delta ticket from Anchorage via Minneapolis to Fort Lauderdale to take deadly aim at fellow travelers in a baggage claim area. Investigators have no idea why he chose Fort Lauderdale as his target.So far, Santiago seems to differ significantly from the “lone wolf” portrait of Omar Mateen, the Orlando nightclub shooter who was beset with his own volatile mix of mental and personal issues. Mateen, a 29-year-old Fort Pierce security guard, was apparently self-radicalized. He proclaimed an affinity for Islamic extremists in June while he killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in the nation’s worst mass shooting. But Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, who is working with the FBI on the airport shooting, pointed to mental health problems rather than to any terrorist connection in evaluating what set off Santiago.“Something has to change,” Israel said Sunday on Channel 10 News’ This Week in South Florida. “People who are suffering from mental illness should not be allowed, in my opinion, to purchase or have firearms at any time.”Santiago, charged on Saturday with the killings, is scheduled to appear in Fort Lauderdale federal court on Monday. The Army veteran, who investigators say planned and carried out the attack on his own, faces a potential death penalty or life imprisonment if convicted.In the airport shooting, Santiago used a handgun that he retrieved from Anchorage police last month. Officers confiscated it in November while he underwent a psychiatric evaluation. The FBI had referred Santiago to Anchorage authorities after he told them he was being

Former Alaska lawmaker Mike Kelly dies in plane crash southeast of Fairbanks - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Monday, December 12, 2016

Dec. 8,  with NTSB investigators. She said the plane had been repaired recently but did not provide details.She said her husband’s body will be flown to Anchorage before being returned to Fairbanks.Before entering the Legislature, Kelly was president and CEO of the GVEA electric utility for 17 years, retiring in 2000. He had been with GVEA, the electric utility cooperative serving the Fairbanks region, for 33 years.A News-Miner campaign story from 2010 stated Kelly earned his multiengine and Airline Transport Pilot ratings after retiring from GVEA and he spent two years flying for Tanana Air Service before deciding to run for state House.He was a member of the University of Alaska Board of Regents from 1991-99, serving two years as board president.Kelly grew up in Fairbanks and graduated from Monroe Catholic Jr./Sr. High School and the University of Alaska, where he majored in business management, according to a biography on the website of the Republican Party of Alaska posted during Kelly’s time in the Legislature. The biography notes he had received the Business Leader of the Year Award from the UAF Associated Students of Business and was recognized as Distinguished Alum by the Alumni Association.Kelly served on numerous boards in Fairbanks over the years, including the board of the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Foundation and the University of Alaska Foundation. He was a past chairman of the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce board of directors.In the Legislature, Kelly was as a strong personality. He gained much attention for his effort to phase out pension-style retirements for public employees, something that attracted fierce opposition from organized labor, which targeted him for defeat. He lost to Democrat Bob Miller in November 2010.News of Kelly’s death spread quickly across Fairbanks on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 7, leaving many of the well-liked legislator’s friends and acquaintances stunned and saddened.Many of those were in attendance of the annual Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizens Award Banquet at the Westmark Hotel, which Mike Kelly was planning to attend. The news spread in hushed whispers through the banquet hall to avoid casting a cloud over the annual fundraiser for an organization Kelly had b

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Golda Lee Fitzsimmons - Burnet Bulletin

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Earl Joseph Fitzsimmons in 1944. As the wife of a U.S. Air Force officer and pilot, the family traveled extensively and lived in many places in the United States, including Anchorage, Alaska, and overseas in such places as the Philippines and London, before Earl's retirement.Lee (also affectionately known as Great Mema) was preceded in death by her parents; husband Earl; sisters Arleta Bryson and Bernatta Schnelle; and granddaughter Diana Schachle. She is survived by her daughters; Sherian Schachle and Sandra Fitzsimmons; grandchildren Shireen (Brian) Darbyshire, Debbie (Mark) Dunaway, Vince Schachle, Daniel (Michelle) Schachle, David Schachle, Samantha (Cedric) Villenave, and Chris (Jennifer) Hegeman, 24 great grandchildren, two great, great grandchildren and beloved nephews and nieces.The family held a private viewing in Jackson, Tennessee, at Arrington Funeral Home on Friday, March 24. There will also be a viewing for family and friends from noon to 1 p.m. at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet.It will be followed by a graveside service with burial in Liberty Hill Cemetery under the direction of Arrington Funeral Directors, Jackson, Tennessee.

Robert Flynn, Longtime Mechanic And Machinist, Dies At 81 - Patch.com

Monday, February 20, 2017

Jr. of Maynard. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Margaret Santoro of Taunton, Loretta Santoro of Norwood, Jean Santoro of Norton, Massachusetts, and Marie & husband Daniel Bair of Anchorage, Alaska, their families; several cousins, and countless friends.Funeral services will be held from the Duckett-J. S. Waterman & Sons Home of Memorial Tribute, 656 Boston Post Road, Rt. 20, Sudbury, Saturday, Feb. 18, at 9:00 AM followed by a funeral mass at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 160 Concord Rd., Sudbury at 10:00 o'clock. Visitation at the funeral home will be Friday from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mr. Flynn's name would be appreciated to Buddy Dog Humane Society, Inc., 151 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776, or to Emerson Hospital Home Care, 310 Baker Avenue, Concord, MA 01742Information via Duckett Funeral Home of J.S. Waterman

Wright, Maudie Maye - The Chattanoogan

Monday, February 06, 2017

Cleveland; two brothers, Dewey Maye and wife, Robbie of Sale Creek, and Robert Sutton of Mountain City, Tn.Maudie loved and was an active member of her congregations at Unity Baptist Church and Anchorage Baptist Temple.A shining star of humanity and good-will, Maudie will be missed by a large extended family and many friends including Lynn Abear and Shane Bohlman and family, both of Anchorage.A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Unity Baptist Church, 14420 Stormer Rd. Sale Creek, TN 37373 with Reverend Jay Reed officiating.Arrangements are by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 8911 Dallas Hollow Road, Soddy Daisy, Tn. 37379, 423 843-2525.Share your memories, stories and photos at www.legacyfuneralhome.com.

Pilot in Alaska plane crash had Iowa ties - The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Monday, December 19, 2016

James “J.J.” Longerbeam, brother of Kyle Longerbeam.According to news reports, Kyle Longerbeam, 25, was the pilot of a plane that went missing last Wednesday en route to Anchorage, Alaska, from Port Alsworth, Alaska. The plane — that was carrying three other Port Alsworth residents — is believed to have crashed into Lake Clark. The bodies of Longerbeam and his three passengers — Scott Blom, 45, and his children Zach Blom, 13, and Kaitlyn Blom, 14 — have not been recovered, his brother said. All four are presumed dead.Kyle Longerbeam was a 2009 graduate of Fairfield High School and moved to Cedar Rapids to work for his brother at D.C. Taylor Co., a commercial roofing contractor located at 312 29th St. NE. James Longerbeam is vice president and service manager at the company.But, the wild of Alaska called to Kyle, his brother said. After two years of working in Cedar Rapids, Kyle got his taxidermy license and took a job in Alaska.“He left everyone and everything in Iowa to pursue his dreams in Alaska,” Longerbeam said.James Longerbeam said his brother was also a licensed pilot, owned a couple of planes, worked as a pilot and hunting guide and did other jobs, such as carpentry and concrete work. He bought three acres of land in Port Alsworth and built a cabin there, Longerbeam said.“He’s done more in his 25 years than a lot of us will do in a lifetime,” he said.In addition to being regarded for his work ethic, Longerbeam said Kyle was the kind of guy who could brighten someone’