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Barry J Farrell Funeral Home

2049 Northampton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 536-3843
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Beers and Story South Hadley Funeral Home

646 Newton Street
Holyoke, MA 01075
(413) 533-4400
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Dillon Funeral Home Inc

124 Chestnut Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 532-0691
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Forestdale Cemetery Association

300 Cabot Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 534-7894
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Messier Funeral Home

1944 Northampton Street
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(413) 532-5491
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Dickson, Theodore R. - Rapid City Journal

Monday, January 16, 2017

WESTFIELD, Mass. Theodore R. Dickson, 73, passed away on Jan. 12, 2017, at Holyoke Medical Center. He was born in Deadwood, SD, to the late James U. and Ruby (Larson) Dickson.He was a graduate of the University of South Dakota, was a former criminal investigator for the State of South Dakota, was Chief of Police in Sturgis, SD, and worked as a general contractor in South Dakota and Massachusetts.Tedd served his country with the United States Navy during Vietnam from 1962-1968 aboard a nuclear submarine. He attained the rank of Machinists Mate 2nd class and received the Vietnam Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal. Because of his proud service, Tedd spent the last couple years at the Soldiers Home of Holyoke, keeping busy with art classes and photography and serving on the Advocacy Council. His family would like to thank the staff and nurses for the special care and support given to Tedd and his family. He was a member of Kiwanis, VFW Post 124 and the American Legion 454.Tedd is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Dale M. (George) Dickson of...

Car crash linked to Friday's I-91 fatal - The Republican - MassLive.com

Monday, October 31, 2016

Staelens' funeral, but final arrangements were not completed earlier today.State police filed paperwork in Chicopee District Court today to summon Victor Aponte, 35, of Holyoke, to face charges of negligent motor vehicle homicide, operating to endanger and failure to stay within marked lanes in connection with the Friday accident. No date has been set for a court hearing on the matter.Aponte was driving a 1995 Subaru Impreza when he was entering I-91 from Interstate 391. State police said Aponte lost control of the car and went across the roadway, striking another car that was traveling in front of Staelens. Staelens then struck the Subaru and went off the roadway. Another car also struck the Subaru. A passenger in the Subaru sustained minor injuries.The accident caused 9,600 gallons of gasoline and 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel to spill onto the highway and into surrounding soil and the nearby Connecticut River. The fuel cleanup continued throughout the weekend and into yesterday.The state Department of Environmental Protection is overseeing the cleanup. Spokeswoman Eva V. Tor said the tanker company, P.S. Marston Associates Inc. of North Hampton, N.H., is paying for the cleanup and has hired Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc., of Norwell, to do the job.Marston Associates is the owner of Abenaqui Carriers, the company Staelens worked for.Workers were on the scene today. Booms have been placed in the Connecticut River to soak up the fuel."They've been effective in catching any gasoline that's made its way to the river," Tor said. "There's a minor sheen within that boom area."Tor said she did not have an estimate of how many gallons of fuel might have leaked into the river or how much the cleanup will cost. But, she said, "We didn't observe a great deal of gasoline going into the river."Soil in the area has been covered with a water-proof and vapor-proof barrier to contain the fuel."A lot of the cleanup has been done. It's primarily addressing the soil cleanup (now)," she said. "The spill could have been much worse."Holly Angelo can be reached at hangelo@repub.com and George Graham can be reached at ggraham@repub.com...

Beloved Kamiak baseball coach Frank Nickerson dies at age 56 - HeraldNet

Monday, July 18, 2016

Steve Nickerson (Melanie) of Mukilteo; sister, Mary Whitley (Steve) of Renton; sister-in-law, Donna (Ricky) of Bothell; four nephews and three nieces; aunt, Gloria Jean Merriam (David) of Holyoke, Massachusetts; and cousins Jason, David and Adam Merriam of Massachusetts.A celebration of Frank Nickerson’s life will take place at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Lake Stevens. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Frank’s honor to the American Cancer Society.After graduating from Western Washington University, Nickerson taught in the Mukilteo School District for over 30 years. Teaching was a great fit for Frank, said his younger sister.“I think it just came naturally to him,” said Whitley. “He’s the oldest of four and he was always put in a position of having to mentor his younger siblings and take care of us. I’m the baby. He taught me how to drive. How to swim. He was that third parent. Both of our parents worked full time. It all kind of fell on him.”Whitley, whose husband Steve recalled that Frank’s first questions when they started dating were about his sports allegiances, remembered when Frank told her he got his first coaching job at Mariner High School.“I can still remember he was so excited and so nervous,” Whitley said. “My sister and I came to watch and sit in the stands and listen to what people were saying.”He was the head coach for Mariner before Kamiak High School was built, and was lured over to the Knights by then-Kamiak head coach Steve Merkley to run the Knights’ junior varsity team.“He loved baseball and you could tell in his eyes when he talked about it and his actions,” Merkley said. “He was a perfectionist though. If you didn’t do it perfect in his eyes you heard about it.”Merkley had planned to retire in 2013, but Frank convinced him to coach one more year so that his son, Dominic, could play for Merkley for one season.Then, Frank took over when Merkley did retire after the 2014 season.“That’s how we planned it,” Merkley said. “I was actually going to retire the year before but Dominic was going to be a sophomore and he said, ‘Can’t you just coach my kid one year?’ You never know how things are going to go, but I knew (Kamiak should make Nickerson the head coach). If they didn’t hire him then they were completely nuts.”Nickerson took over prior to the 2015 season, where he coached Kamiak — and Dominic — for the next two seasons.“He was a little bit harder on me on the field but it was understandable,” said Dominic, an outfielder and pitcher for the Knights. “He didn’t want to show that he was playing favorites. But I appreciated it. It showed how much he cared about how I did.”The Knights immediately took to their new head coach.“I always thought, growing up, I would finish out my baseball career with (Merkley) as my head coach,” said Connor Alexander, a senior pitcher on this year’s Kamiak squad. “Once Nickerson came in, it turned that around. It was an awesome two years of baseball and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”On the diamond, Frank Nickerson was known for being a little intense, but always positive.“One of his quotes that I always remember and still use is, ‘Earn, not given,’” Alexander said. “For our team, over the two years that he was the head coach every practice he’d bring it up at least once. Even in life, not just baseball, everything is earned, not given. That’s something I try to live by.”“I think they took him as their motivation to do well,” Dominic said. “He didn’t have to come out everyday, because he was pretty sick, but he chose to come out and be with us an...

Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (7/22/2016) - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)

Monday, July 18, 2016

Joseph Carson SpoonerFresno City College, Carole GoldsmithHuntington University, Patricia MillsMaharishi University of Management, John HagelinMetropolitan State University, Ginny ArthurMount Holyoke College, Sonya StephensRadford University, Brian HemphillSouth Carolina State University, James ClarkSouthern Connecticut State University, Joe BertolinoTexas Chiropractic College, Stephen FosterTexas Tech University, Lawrence SchovanecUniversity of Bristol, Paul NurseUniversity College Cork, Patrick O'SheaAppointmentsKathryn Albright, professor of architecture, to associate dean of academic affairs for the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech.Sherry Andre, head of the sports, entertainment, and event management program, to chair of the School of Business at Johnson & Wales University (Fla.).Heidi Appel, senior associate director of the honors college at the University of Missouri at Columbia, to dean of the honors college at the University of Toledo.Ginny Arthur, provost, to president of Metropolitan State University.Chance Ates, dean of the international hospitality management program in the School of Hospitality & Culinary Arts at Stratford University, to chair of the School of Hospitality at Johnson & Wales University (Fla.).Al Azinger, professor emeritus of educational administration, to acting dean of the College of Education at Illinois State University.David B...

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Dickson, Theodore R. - Rapid City Journal

Monday, January 16, 2017

WESTFIELD, Mass. Theodore R. Dickson, 73, passed away on Jan. 12, 2017, at Holyoke Medical Center. He was born in Deadwood, SD, to the late James U. and Ruby (Larson) Dickson.He was a graduate of the University of South Dakota, was a former criminal investigator for the State of South Dakota, was Chief of Police in Sturgis, SD, and worked as a general contractor in South Dakota and Massachusetts.Tedd served his country with the United States Navy during Vietnam from 1962-1968 aboard a nuclear submarine. He attained the rank of Machinists Mate 2nd class and received the Vietnam Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal. Because of his proud service, Tedd spent the last couple years at the Soldiers Home of Holyoke, keeping busy with art classes and photography and serving on the Advocacy Council. His family would like to thank the staff and nurses for the special care and support given to Tedd and his family. He was a member of Kiwanis, VFW Post 124 and the American Legion 454.Tedd is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Dale M. (George) Dickson of...

Car crash linked to Friday's I-91 fatal - The Republican - MassLive.com

Monday, October 31, 2016

Staelens' funeral, but final arrangements were not completed earlier today.State police filed paperwork in Chicopee District Court today to summon Victor Aponte, 35, of Holyoke, to face charges of negligent motor vehicle homicide, operating to endanger and failure to stay within marked lanes in connection with the Friday accident. No date has been set for a court hearing on the matter.Aponte was driving a 1995 Subaru Impreza when he was entering I-91 from Interstate 391. State police said Aponte lost control of the car and went across the roadway, striking another car that was traveling in front of Staelens. Staelens then struck the Subaru and went off the roadway. Another car also struck the Subaru. A passenger in the Subaru sustained minor injuries.The accident caused 9,600 gallons of gasoline and 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel to spill onto the highway and into surrounding soil and the nearby Connecticut River. The fuel cleanup continued throughout the weekend and into yesterday.The state Department of Environmental Protection is overseeing the cleanup. Spokeswoman Eva V. Tor said the tanker company, P.S. Marston Associates Inc. of North Hampton, N.H., is paying for the cleanup and has hired Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc., of Norwell, to do the job.Marston Associates is the owner of Abenaqui Carriers, the company Staelens worked for.Workers were on the scene today. Booms have been placed in the Connecticut River to soak up the fuel."They've been effective in catching any gasoline that's made its way to the river," Tor said. "There's a minor sheen within that boom area."Tor said she did not have an estimate of how many gallons of fuel might have leaked into the river or how much the cleanup will cost. But, she said, "We didn't observe a great deal of gasoline going into the river."Soil in the area has been covered with a water-proof and vapor-proof barrier to contain the fuel."A lot of the cleanup has been done. It's primarily addressing the soil cleanup (now)," she said. "The spill could have been much worse."Holly Angelo can be reached at hangelo@repub.com and George Graham can be reached at ggraham@repub.com...

Beloved Kamiak baseball coach Frank Nickerson dies at age 56 - HeraldNet

Monday, July 18, 2016

Steve Nickerson (Melanie) of Mukilteo; sister, Mary Whitley (Steve) of Renton; sister-in-law, Donna (Ricky) of Bothell; four nephews and three nieces; aunt, Gloria Jean Merriam (David) of Holyoke, Massachusetts; and cousins Jason, David and Adam Merriam of Massachusetts.A celebration of Frank Nickerson’s life will take place at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Lake Stevens. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Frank’s honor to the American Cancer Society.After graduating from Western Washington University, Nickerson taught in the Mukilteo School District for over 30 years. Teaching was a great fit for Frank, said his younger sister.“I think it just came naturally to him,” said Whitley. “He’s the oldest of four and he was always put in a position of having to mentor his younger siblings and take care of us. I’m the baby. He taught me how to drive. How to swim. He was that third parent. Both of our parents worked full time. It all kind of fell on him.”Whitley, whose husband Steve recalled that Frank’s first questions when they started dating were about his sports allegiances, remembered when Frank told her he got his first coaching job at Mariner High School.“I can still remember he was so excited and so nervous,” Whitley said. “My sister and I came to watch and sit in the stands and listen to what people were saying.”He was the head coach for Mariner before Kamiak High School was built, and was lured over to the Knights by then-Kamiak head coach Steve Merkley to run the Knights’ junior varsity team.“He loved baseball and you could tell in his eyes when he talked about it and his actions,” Merkley said. “He was a perfectionist though. If you didn’t do it perfect in his eyes you heard about it.”Merkley had planned to retire in 2013, but Frank convinced him to coach one more year so that his son, Dominic, could play for Merkley for one season.Then, Frank took over when Merkley did retire after the 2014 season.“That’s how we planned it,” Merkley said. “I was actually going to retire the year before but Dominic was going to be a sophomore and he said, ‘Can’t you just coach my kid one year?’ You never know how things are going to go, but I knew (Kamiak should make Nickerson the head coach). If they didn’t hire him then they were completely nuts.”Nickerson took over prior to the 2015 season, where he coached Kamiak — and Dominic — for the next two seasons.“He was a little bit harder on me on the field but it was understandable,” said Dominic, an outfielder and pitcher for the Knights. “He didn’t want to show that he was playing favorites. But I appreciated it. It showed how much he cared about how I did.”The Knights immediately took to their new head coach.“I always thought, growing up, I would finish out my baseball career with (Merkley) as my head coach,” said Connor Alexander, a senior pitcher on this year’s Kamiak squad. “Once Nickerson came in, it turned that around. It was an awesome two years of baseball and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”On the diamond, Frank Nickerson was known for being a little intense, but always positive.“One of his quotes that I always remember and still use is, ‘Earn, not given,’” Alexander said. “For our team, over the two years that he was the head coach every practice he’d bring it up at least once. Even in life, not just baseball, everything is earned, not given. That’s something I try to live by.”“I think they took him as their motivation to do well,” Dominic said. “He didn’t have to come out everyday, because he was pretty sick, but he chose to come out and be with us an...

Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (7/22/2016) - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)

Monday, July 18, 2016

Joseph Carson SpoonerFresno City College, Carole GoldsmithHuntington University, Patricia MillsMaharishi University of Management, John HagelinMetropolitan State University, Ginny ArthurMount Holyoke College, Sonya StephensRadford University, Brian HemphillSouth Carolina State University, James ClarkSouthern Connecticut State University, Joe BertolinoTexas Chiropractic College, Stephen FosterTexas Tech University, Lawrence SchovanecUniversity of Bristol, Paul NurseUniversity College Cork, Patrick O'SheaAppointmentsKathryn Albright, professor of architecture, to associate dean of academic affairs for the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech.Sherry Andre, head of the sports, entertainment, and event management program, to chair of the School of Business at Johnson & Wales University (Fla.).Heidi Appel, senior associate director of the honors college at the University of Missouri at Columbia, to dean of the honors college at the University of Toledo.Ginny Arthur, provost, to president of Metropolitan State University.Chance Ates, dean of the international hospitality management program in the School of Hospitality & Culinary Arts at Stratford University, to chair of the School of Hospitality at Johnson & Wales University (Fla.).Al Azinger, professor emeritus of educational administration, to acting dean of the College of Education at Illinois State University.David B...