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Death notices received Jan. 3 - Chico Enterprise-Record

Monday, January 09, 2017

Crematory, 877-4923.MORALEZ: Miguel Moralez, 52, of Chico, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Chico. Arrangements are under the direction of Brusie Funeral Home, 342-5642.O’HARE: Brian O’Hare, 42, of Cohasset, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, in Chico. Arrangements are under the direction of Brusie Funeral Home, 342-5642.AdvertisementRICHARDS: James Randall Richards, 76, of Orland, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, in Orland. Arrangements are under the direction of F.D. Sweet & Son Mortuary, Orland, 865-3349.SPERLING: Harry Sperling, 91, of Chico, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Chico. Arrangements are under the direction of Brusie Funeral Home, 342-5642.SPITTLE: Chester H. Spittle, 89, of Chico, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Paradise. Arrangements are under the direction of Scheer Memorial Chapel, 533-5255.WILKERSON: Mary C. Wilkerson, 81, of Oroville, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, in Oroville. Arrangements are under the direction of Ramsey Funeral Home, 533-0323.WILLSON: Anice Ellen Willson, 81, of Oroville, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Oroville. Arrangements are under the direction of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home, 342-9003. No service is planned.WILSON: Joan W. Wilson, 86, of Magalia, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, in Paradise. Arrangements are under the direction of the Neptune Society of Northern California, Chico Branch, 345-7200.XIONG: Zong Xiong, 62, of Oroville, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in Oroville. Arrangements are under the direction of Oroville Funeral Home, 533-0323.

D. Reid Weedon Jr. - Boothbay Register

Monday, November 14, 2016

D. Reid Weedon Jr. died Nov. 2, 2016 at his home in Cohasset, Massachusetts at the age of 96.Born in Newton, Massachusetts and a 1941 graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Reid served in the Navy during World War II. Shortly after the war, he joined the international consulting firm Arthur D. Little, retiring as senior vice president after more than 50 years. Most notable of his projects there, and most meaningful to him, was his work monitoring the “Sullivan Principles,” established to help end South Africa's economic isolation and, ultimately, apartheid. Reid’s final visit, of more than 21 trips to that country, came just after Nelson Mandela was released.Reid and his wife, the late Barbara Jencks Weedon, were long-time residents of Winchester, Massachusetts where Reid was president of the Winchester Hospital board. He played a significant role in planning for the present and future of the Weedon homestead, constructed in the early 1890s by his grandfather in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, and was the head of the Weedo...

Make a Difference for Sept. 11, 2016 - Duluth News Tribune

Monday, September 12, 2016

Halvor Lines, 217 Grand Ave., Superior.Friday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Chisholm High School, 301 S.W. Fourth St.Friday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Boswell Energy Center, 1210 N.W. Third St., Cohasset.• Head of the Lakes United Way will host its annual Chili Cook-Off fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. The event will feature more than 40 chilis to taste test, pop, cookies and ice cream.Cost of the event is $8 for adults; $3 for children 5-12. Proceeds benefit the more than 50 local programs and initiatives United Way supports.• Chester Bowl Fall Fest is from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Chester Bowl Park in Duluth. The festival will feature more than 120 arts-and-rafts vendors, food for sale and drinks. There will be music by Greg Tiburzi, Kim and Curtis-Monson from The Fish Heads, and Mama's Stolen Horses. Suggested donations of $5 for individuals and $10 for families to support Chester Park's winter program scholarships for kids in need who want to participate in winter sports.Parking is limited and walking, biking or using the shuttles is recommended. Three free shuttle buses will run continuously from parking lot B at the University of Minnesota Duluth, located at the intersection of College Street and University Drive. There are handicapped accessible parking spots near the entrance to the park.In the case of rain, the festival will be postponed to Sept. 18. For more information, call (218) 724-9832 or visit chesterbowl.org.• The Alzheimer's Association will host Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's Saturday morning at Superior's Richard I. Bong Veterans Museum. The event will feature the 10 a.m. Promise Garden ceremony followed by a two-mile walk. There will also be opportunities to learn about Alzheimer's disease and how to get involved with advocacy groups, support programs and clinical studies. Registration for the walk begins at 9 a.m.To join a walking team, visit alz.org/walk. For more information, contact Hailey Krajewski at (715) 720-7611 or hkrajewski@alz.org.• The family of Adam Sheda of Wrenshall will auction off the late Iraq veteran's 1976 Mustang at noon Saturday at Benna Ford Roush in Superior. In his will, the Minnesota National Guard veteran asked that his Mustang go to someone who loved it as much as he did. Proceeds will go to Chapter 56 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, an organization that supports local veterans and their families.• Friends of Animals Humane Society of Cloquet will host a spaghetti dinner from 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday at Atkins Funeral Home. During the dinner, there will also be a silent auction. Tickets are $10, and proceeds benefit the Humane Society. For tickets, call (218) 879-1655.• Duluth Library Foundation will host its annual Learning and Libations at the Library candlelit fundraiser event beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday at Duluth Public Library. There will be hors d'oeuvers, a string quartet, silent auction, raffle for jewelry from Security Jewelers, speakers, wine and food. Speakers include music historian Phil Fitzpatrick, chef Carol Valentini, farmer Lucie Amundsen, Dennis Lamkin of Glensheen Mansion's Board of Directors...

Quincy police detective starts tomato garden on station roof - The Patriot Ledger

Monday, July 25, 2016

The funeral home hosted a workshop to teach people how to care for their plants and encouraged attendees to donate food. It also provided containers and seeds with the support of Holly Hill Farm in Cohasset.“Interfaith Social Services is local. It can’t hurt; so this is our little project to do some good,” Barkas said.There are four buckets full of soil and small tomato plants on the roof of the Quincy police station on Sea Street.A hose runs to the roof to water the plants. Two buckets contain Taxi tomatoes and the other two contain cherry tomatoes.Police Chief Paul Keenan helps with the watering.Barkas said she’s hoping for a large yield for the food pantry.

William J. Giarrusso - Martha's Vineyard Times

Monday, July 25, 2016

J., and Brandi Pollock and her husband Tim of Los Angeles, Calif. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, of whom he was extremely proud.He was most recently a resident of Sunrise Assisted Living in Cohasset, where he received the loving care that he needed. His family would like to thank the staff of Sunrise for the love that they continuously showed Bill.A celebration of life service was held in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald Street (off Central Street), Hingham, prior to the funeral Mass in St. Paul’s Church. Burial took place in Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.Donations may be made to the New England Parkinson’s Ride, P.O. Box 1124, Merrimack, NH 03054, or neparkinsonsride.com; please reference Team “ParkinSONS AND DAUGHTERS OF BILL GIARRUSSO.”...

Quincy police growing garden for local food pantry - The Patriot Ledger

Monday, July 04, 2016

The funeral home hosted a workshop to teach people how to care for their plants and encouraged attendees to donate food. It also provided containers and seeds with the support of Holly Hill Farm in Cohasset.“Interfaith Social Services is local. It can’t hurt, so this is our little project to do some good,” Barkas said.There are currently four buckets full of dirt and small tomato plants on top of Quincy Police Department’s roof. A hose runs to the roof to water the plants. Two buckets contain taxi tomatoes and the other two contain cherry tomatoes.Barkas said this is a relaxing project for the chief’s office. Police chief Paul Keenan helps with the watering, too.Until the tomatoes begin sprouting, Barkas said she has no idea how many there will be. She said she’s hoping for a large yield for the food pantry.Liam Hofmeister may be reached at lhofmeister@ledger.com.

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Death notices received Jan. 3 - Chico Enterprise-Record

Monday, January 09, 2017

Crematory, 877-4923.MORALEZ: Miguel Moralez, 52, of Chico, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Chico. Arrangements are under the direction of Brusie Funeral Home, 342-5642.O’HARE: Brian O’Hare, 42, of Cohasset, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, in Chico. Arrangements are under the direction of Brusie Funeral Home, 342-5642.AdvertisementRICHARDS: James Randall Richards, 76, of Orland, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, in Orland. Arrangements are under the direction of F.D. Sweet & Son Mortuary, Orland, 865-3349.SPERLING: Harry Sperling, 91, of Chico, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Chico. Arrangements are under the direction of Brusie Funeral Home, 342-5642.SPITTLE: Chester H. Spittle, 89, of Chico, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Paradise. Arrangements are under the direction of Scheer Memorial Chapel, 533-5255.WILKERSON: Mary C. Wilkerson, 81, of Oroville, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, in Oroville. Arrangements are under the direction of Ramsey Funeral Home, 533-0323.WILLSON: Anice Ellen Willson, 81, of Oroville, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Oroville. Arrangements are under the direction of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home, 342-9003. No service is planned.WILSON: Joan W. Wilson, 86, of Magalia, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, in Paradise. Arrangements are under the direction of the Neptune Society of Northern California, Chico Branch, 345-7200.XIONG: Zong Xiong, 62, of Oroville, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in Oroville. Arrangements are under the direction of Oroville Funeral Home, 533-0323.

D. Reid Weedon Jr. - Boothbay Register

Monday, November 14, 2016

D. Reid Weedon Jr. died Nov. 2, 2016 at his home in Cohasset, Massachusetts at the age of 96.Born in Newton, Massachusetts and a 1941 graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Reid served in the Navy during World War II. Shortly after the war, he joined the international consulting firm Arthur D. Little, retiring as senior vice president after more than 50 years. Most notable of his projects there, and most meaningful to him, was his work monitoring the “Sullivan Principles,” established to help end South Africa's economic isolation and, ultimately, apartheid. Reid’s final visit, of more than 21 trips to that country, came just after Nelson Mandela was released.Reid and his wife, the late Barbara Jencks Weedon, were long-time residents of Winchester, Massachusetts where Reid was president of the Winchester Hospital board. He played a significant role in planning for the present and future of the Weedon homestead, constructed in the early 1890s by his grandfather in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, and was the head of the Weedo...

Make a Difference for Sept. 11, 2016 - Duluth News Tribune

Monday, September 12, 2016

Halvor Lines, 217 Grand Ave., Superior.Friday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Chisholm High School, 301 S.W. Fourth St.Friday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Boswell Energy Center, 1210 N.W. Third St., Cohasset.• Head of the Lakes United Way will host its annual Chili Cook-Off fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. The event will feature more than 40 chilis to taste test, pop, cookies and ice cream.Cost of the event is $8 for adults; $3 for children 5-12. Proceeds benefit the more than 50 local programs and initiatives United Way supports.• Chester Bowl Fall Fest is from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Chester Bowl Park in Duluth. The festival will feature more than 120 arts-and-rafts vendors, food for sale and drinks. There will be music by Greg Tiburzi, Kim and Curtis-Monson from The Fish Heads, and Mama's Stolen Horses. Suggested donations of $5 for individuals and $10 for families to support Chester Park's winter program scholarships for kids in need who want to participate in winter sports.Parking is limited and walking, biking or using the shuttles is recommended. Three free shuttle buses will run continuously from parking lot B at the University of Minnesota Duluth, located at the intersection of College Street and University Drive. There are handicapped accessible parking spots near the entrance to the park.In the case of rain, the festival will be postponed to Sept. 18. For more information, call (218) 724-9832 or visit chesterbowl.org.• The Alzheimer's Association will host Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's Saturday morning at Superior's Richard I. Bong Veterans Museum. The event will feature the 10 a.m. Promise Garden ceremony followed by a two-mile walk. There will also be opportunities to learn about Alzheimer's disease and how to get involved with advocacy groups, support programs and clinical studies. Registration for the walk begins at 9 a.m.To join a walking team, visit alz.org/walk. For more information, contact Hailey Krajewski at (715) 720-7611 or hkrajewski@alz.org.• The family of Adam Sheda of Wrenshall will auction off the late Iraq veteran's 1976 Mustang at noon Saturday at Benna Ford Roush in Superior. In his will, the Minnesota National Guard veteran asked that his Mustang go to someone who loved it as much as he did. Proceeds will go to Chapter 56 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, an organization that supports local veterans and their families.• Friends of Animals Humane Society of Cloquet will host a spaghetti dinner from 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday at Atkins Funeral Home. During the dinner, there will also be a silent auction. Tickets are $10, and proceeds benefit the Humane Society. For tickets, call (218) 879-1655.• Duluth Library Foundation will host its annual Learning and Libations at the Library candlelit fundraiser event beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday at Duluth Public Library. There will be hors d'oeuvers, a string quartet, silent auction, raffle for jewelry from Security Jewelers, speakers, wine and food. Speakers include music historian Phil Fitzpatrick, chef Carol Valentini, farmer Lucie Amundsen, Dennis Lamkin of Glensheen Mansion's Board of Directors...

Quincy police detective starts tomato garden on station roof - The Patriot Ledger

Monday, July 25, 2016

The funeral home hosted a workshop to teach people how to care for their plants and encouraged attendees to donate food. It also provided containers and seeds with the support of Holly Hill Farm in Cohasset.“Interfaith Social Services is local. It can’t hurt; so this is our little project to do some good,” Barkas said.There are four buckets full of soil and small tomato plants on the roof of the Quincy police station on Sea Street.A hose runs to the roof to water the plants. Two buckets contain Taxi tomatoes and the other two contain cherry tomatoes.Police Chief Paul Keenan helps with the watering.Barkas said she’s hoping for a large yield for the food pantry.

William J. Giarrusso - Martha's Vineyard Times

Monday, July 25, 2016

J., and Brandi Pollock and her husband Tim of Los Angeles, Calif. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, of whom he was extremely proud.He was most recently a resident of Sunrise Assisted Living in Cohasset, where he received the loving care that he needed. His family would like to thank the staff of Sunrise for the love that they continuously showed Bill.A celebration of life service was held in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald Street (off Central Street), Hingham, prior to the funeral Mass in St. Paul’s Church. Burial took place in Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.Donations may be made to the New England Parkinson’s Ride, P.O. Box 1124, Merrimack, NH 03054, or neparkinsonsride.com; please reference Team “ParkinSONS AND DAUGHTERS OF BILL GIARRUSSO.”...

Quincy police growing garden for local food pantry - The Patriot Ledger

Monday, July 04, 2016

The funeral home hosted a workshop to teach people how to care for their plants and encouraged attendees to donate food. It also provided containers and seeds with the support of Holly Hill Farm in Cohasset.“Interfaith Social Services is local. It can’t hurt, so this is our little project to do some good,” Barkas said.There are currently four buckets full of dirt and small tomato plants on top of Quincy Police Department’s roof. A hose runs to the roof to water the plants. Two buckets contain taxi tomatoes and the other two contain cherry tomatoes.Barkas said this is a relaxing project for the chief’s office. Police chief Paul Keenan helps with the watering, too.Until the tomatoes begin sprouting, Barkas said she has no idea how many there will be. She said she’s hoping for a large yield for the food pantry.Liam Hofmeister may be reached at lhofmeister@ledger.com.