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Philippi WV Obituaries and Death Notices

Marie Tantengco

Monday, June 26, 2017

Marie Paz Tantengco of Waukegan, Illinois formerly of Betis, Guagua, Pampanga, Philippines passed away at Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the age of 89.Survived by sons Jesus (Linda) Tantengco; Dante (Leonora) Tantengco; Teodulfo (Luz) Tantengco; Fred (Myrna) Tantengco; Teresito (Myla) Tantengco; 1 daughter Whil (Harvey) Herrington; 1 brother Carlos(Virginia) Maglalang; 13 grandchildren, Jesus IV, Egbert, Jelyn, Jessica, Danby, Jacqueline, Jeniffer, Jinlee, Matthew Jake, Alyssa Marie, Terrence, Abigail, Ajay; and 7 great grandchildren. Marie was preceded in death by her parents Alejandro and Barbara (Carreon) Maglalang; 1 brother Ponciano Maglalang; 2 sisters Luz (Ernesto) Tiopengco and Aurora Maglalang who passed away as a young child.Marie came to the United States in 1989. She was born in Parang, Cotabato, Philippines. She was a very witty, decisive woman. Above all, she was loving to all but especially her family. Prior to having children, Marie was an elementary school teacher until she started her own family when she dec...

Lourdes Takoy

Monday, June 26, 2017

Lourdes B. Takoy, of Antioch Ill, formerly of the Philippines, passed away at Glen Lake Terrace Nursing Home on May 31, 2017 at the age of 81.Survived by one daughter, Rosita (Dennis) O’Bryant of Antioch, IL; four grandchildren; Vanessa O’Bryant, Felicia O’Bryant, Cassandra (Aaron) Augustine, and Tammy Ely; and 6 great grandchildren. Lourdes was preceded in death by her parents and husband.Lourdes was a loving mother and grandmother. She was an avid Disney movie watcher and loved pets.Visitation will be on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 9-10AM at Warren Funeral Home, 1475 Cemetery Road, Gurnee, IL. Services will be at 10AM, Saturday in the Warren Funeral Home Chapel, Celebrated by Fr. James Merold. Entombment will follow in the Warren Cemetery following services. All arrangements have been entrusted to Warren Funeral Home, Cemetery, & Mausoleum.

Jovenia Cortez

Monday, June 26, 2017

Jovenia B. Cortez, 77 of Beach Park, IL passed away on June 18, 2017 at her home. She was born in the Philippines May 26, 1940 and moved to the United States in 2006. She came to Beach Park in 2014 to live with her son. She is survived by her husband Edward Cortez, Sr, four sons; Mamerto (Psyde) Cortez, Jr, Edward (Catherine) Cortez, Nehemias (Corazon) Cortez and Richard (Vilma) Cortez, one daughter Imelda Jovelyn ( Benigno) Ballesteros, one brother and twelve grandchildren. Funeral services were 11:00am Monday, June 26, 2017 at Warren Funeral Home with interment at Warren Cemetery...

Obituary — June 14, 2017 - Sequim Gazette

Monday, June 19, 2017

Fargo Central High School in 1942 and enlisted in the US Army in 1943. He served as a gunner in the Army Air Force in an A-20 attack aircraft. He was assigned to duty in New Guinea and the Philippines and barely survived when an anti-aircraft shell exploded aboard his plane, killing his fellow gunner. He served for the duration of WWII and was honorably discharged in 1946.After the war, he enrolled in the University of North Dakota and achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce in 1950. He joined JC Penney company as a manager in 1951 and relocated to Lancaster, California in 1957. He later joined Sears as a merchandise manager and relocated to Hemet, California in 1966. In 1973 he joined Skyline Corporation in sales and later worked for Phillips Gasket Company as the General Manager. After retirement from Phillips in 1992, he relocated to Louisville, Colorado and owned a small art gallery and framing shop, which he operated until 2002. In 2008 he relocated to Sequim, WA to be closer to family.Besides working, Don loved sailing Hobie Cats, snow skiing, and photography. He was a Lutheran and was active in many church activities throughout his life.Don married Donna Rudolph of Fargo in 1948. They had three children, all living, Paul Summers of Sequim WA (age 64), Marc Monson of Broomfield CO (age 62), and Jon Monson of Gig Harbor WA (age 58). Don and Donna divorced in 1971. In 1987, Donald married Ruthanne Gebhardt.Don is survived by his brother Lawrence, age 92 of Fargo, his three sons and three grandchildren, Kristy Monson of Shoreline WA, Elizabeth Agerton of Bakersfield CA and Jonathan Monson of West Linn, OR. He is also survived by six grandchildren, David Tangren, Crystal Agerton, Joshua Ager ton, Karyn Cowperthwaite, Kaydence Monson and Addison Monson.He will be missed.A memorial service will he held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Haven of Rest Funeral Home, 8503 State Route 16, Gig Harbor, Washington.Mickey SextonNovember 4, 1925 – May 13, 2017Mickey Sexton of Sequim, Washington died May 13, 2017. He was born November 4, 1925 in Fort Worth, Texas.He graduated from high school in Wharton, Texas in 1942.He m...

Edward B. Delany, 91, Navy veteran - The Ridgefield Press

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Columbia University, graduating in 1945 with a Bachelors of Engineering.  He immediately entered service in the Navy with the rank of Ensign and was stationed at Subic Bay in the Philippines, billeted on the USS PC-1133. In 1946, he was released from active service to inactive service in the Naval Reserves. Ed returned home to Long Island and earned his Masters of Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, taking classes at night and working during the day.  During this time Ed started his lifelong career at Perkin-Elmer. He also married his love, Lucille in May of 1948. In 1951 Ed was recalled to active duty during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Key West, FL aboard the USS Sarsfield (DD-837). In 1953, Ed was honorably discharged, moved to Norwalk, CT, and started his family. In 1954 Ed moved his young family to Ridgefield, CT, residing there for 61 years, until he moved to The Greens at Cannondale in Wilton, CT.During his time in Ridgefield, Ed was a member of St. Mary Church. Ed was also active in the Columbia Engineering Golden Lions Society, the Knights of Columbus, the Ridgefield Men’s Club, the Ridgefield AARP chapter, and was an honorary member of the Italian American Club.  He was an avid runner, a talented wood carver and followed the stock market with interest.  Ed was a constant learner with a bright curiosity. He enjoyed considering complex problems and finding solutions. During his tenure at Perking-Elmer, Ed’s work earned him and the company multiple patents. Ed had a hunger for knowledge of all kinds, including recent advances in medicine, engineering, and worl...

Golda Lee Fitzsimmons - Burnet Bulletin

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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.

Raymond Swirbitowicz

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Swierbitowicz and was a lifelong Naugatuck resident. He attended local schools before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. Ray served as a radio operator in the south pacific in Guam, Japan, the Philippines and also in Hawaii. He retired after working for 35 years from the footwear division of Uniroyal, Inc. Ray enjoyed golf, horseracing, football and he especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.Ray leaves five children, David Swirbitowicz of Naugatuck, Karen Schaefer of Hawaii, Christine Daisey and Joan Andrew both of Naugatuck and Patricia Parks and her husband Bill of Georgia; eight grandchildren, Laura and David Sebolao, Kelley and Jason Daisey, Ally Stronk, Matt Andrew, Kyle Andrew and Corey Andrew; his sister, Delores Wisniewski and his brother, Adam Swierbitowicz. In addition to his wife and his parents, Ray was predeceased by his sister, Helen Detullio and his brothers, William, Henry, Vic and Joseph Swierbitowicz. Ray also leaves his companion of 30 years, Jean Santarsiere.Calling hours will be Monday, April 3, 2017 from 5-7pm at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck, with a Service to follow at 7:00pm. Members of the Naugatuck Veterans Council will assemble Monday at 6:45pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Church, P.O. Box 68, Naugatuck, CT 06770.

Don Rickles, Comedy's Equal Opportunity Offender, Dies at 90 - New York Times

Saturday, April 08, 2017

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 Mr. Rickles’s act was too similar to his — but he soon became far and away the most successful.Bookings in the late 1950s at the Slate Brothers nightclub in Hollywood and the lounge of the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas spread the word. During his Slate Brothers engagement, Carl Reiner recalled in “Mr. Warmth,” the biggest names in show business felt that “if they hadn’t been insulted by Rickles, they weren’t with it.”His appearances insulting celebrities on the Dean Martin roasts and his sparring matches with Carson cemented Mr. Rickles’s reputation, but his unscripted brand of humor proved an uneasy fit for weekly television. A variety show in 1968 and a situation comedy in 1972, both called “The Don Rickles Show,” were short-lived, as was “Daddy Dearest,” a 1993 sitcom in which he and the comedian Richard Lewis played father and son. The closest thing to a hit show he had was “CPO Sharkey,” a Navy comedy, which aired from 1976 to 1978.Critics were often not sure what to make of Mr. Rickles. John J. O’Connor of The Times wrote in 1972 that for some his humor “will always remain tasteless,” while for others “it has its delicious moments of madness.” Tom Shales of The Washington Post, 26 years later, was more enthusiastic, praising him as “mythic, timeless, fearless — endowed by the gods with some absurd miraculous gift.”No critic, however thoughtful, could quite explain Mr. Rickles’s durability in show business, given that until the end of his career he was peppering his act with slurs and stereotypes long out of favor. And yet he not only got away with it, bu...

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Marie Tantengco

Monday, June 26, 2017

Marie Paz Tantengco of Waukegan, Illinois formerly of Betis, Guagua, Pampanga, Philippines passed away at Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the age of 89.Survived by sons Jesus (Linda) Tantengco; Dante (Leonora) Tantengco; Teodulfo (Luz) Tantengco; Fred (Myrna) Tantengco; Teresito (Myla) Tantengco; 1 daughter Whil (Harvey) Herrington; 1 brother Carlos(Virginia) Maglalang; 13 grandchildren, Jesus IV, Egbert, Jelyn, Jessica, Danby, Jacqueline, Jeniffer, Jinlee, Matthew Jake, Alyssa Marie, Terrence, Abigail, Ajay; and 7 great grandchildren. Marie was preceded in death by her parents Alejandro and Barbara (Carreon) Maglalang; 1 brother Ponciano Maglalang; 2 sisters Luz (Ernesto) Tiopengco and Aurora Maglalang who passed away as a young child.Marie came to the United States in 1989. She was born in Parang, Cotabato, Philippines. She was a very witty, decisive woman. Above all, she was loving to all but especially her family. Prior to having children, Marie was an elementary school teacher until she started her own family when she dec...

Lourdes Takoy

Monday, June 26, 2017

Lourdes B. Takoy, of Antioch Ill, formerly of the Philippines, passed away at Glen Lake Terrace Nursing Home on May 31, 2017 at the age of 81.Survived by one daughter, Rosita (Dennis) O’Bryant of Antioch, IL; four grandchildren; Vanessa O’Bryant, Felicia O’Bryant, Cassandra (Aaron) Augustine, and Tammy Ely; and 6 great grandchildren. Lourdes was preceded in death by her parents and husband.Lourdes was a loving mother and grandmother. She was an avid Disney movie watcher and loved pets.Visitation will be on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 9-10AM at Warren Funeral Home, 1475 Cemetery Road, Gurnee, IL. Services will be at 10AM, Saturday in the Warren Funeral Home Chapel, Celebrated by Fr. James Merold. Entombment will follow in the Warren Cemetery following services. All arrangements have been entrusted to Warren Funeral Home, Cemetery, & Mausoleum.

Jovenia Cortez

Monday, June 26, 2017

Jovenia B. Cortez, 77 of Beach Park, IL passed away on June 18, 2017 at her home. She was born in the Philippines May 26, 1940 and moved to the United States in 2006. She came to Beach Park in 2014 to live with her son. She is survived by her husband Edward Cortez, Sr, four sons; Mamerto (Psyde) Cortez, Jr, Edward (Catherine) Cortez, Nehemias (Corazon) Cortez and Richard (Vilma) Cortez, one daughter Imelda Jovelyn ( Benigno) Ballesteros, one brother and twelve grandchildren. Funeral services were 11:00am Monday, June 26, 2017 at Warren Funeral Home with interment at Warren Cemetery...

Obituary — June 14, 2017 - Sequim Gazette

Monday, June 19, 2017

Fargo Central High School in 1942 and enlisted in the US Army in 1943. He served as a gunner in the Army Air Force in an A-20 attack aircraft. He was assigned to duty in New Guinea and the Philippines and barely survived when an anti-aircraft shell exploded aboard his plane, killing his fellow gunner. He served for the duration of WWII and was honorably discharged in 1946.After the war, he enrolled in the University of North Dakota and achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce in 1950. He joined JC Penney company as a manager in 1951 and relocated to Lancaster, California in 1957. He later joined Sears as a merchandise manager and relocated to Hemet, California in 1966. In 1973 he joined Skyline Corporation in sales and later worked for Phillips Gasket Company as the General Manager. After retirement from Phillips in 1992, he relocated to Louisville, Colorado and owned a small art gallery and framing shop, which he operated until 2002. In 2008 he relocated to Sequim, WA to be closer to family.Besides working, Don loved sailing Hobie Cats, snow skiing, and photography. He was a Lutheran and was active in many church activities throughout his life.Don married Donna Rudolph of Fargo in 1948. They had three children, all living, Paul Summers of Sequim WA (age 64), Marc Monson of Broomfield CO (age 62), and Jon Monson of Gig Harbor WA (age 58). Don and Donna divorced in 1971. In 1987, Donald married Ruthanne Gebhardt.Don is survived by his brother Lawrence, age 92 of Fargo, his three sons and three grandchildren, Kristy Monson of Shoreline WA, Elizabeth Agerton of Bakersfield CA and Jonathan Monson of West Linn, OR. He is also survived by six grandchildren, David Tangren, Crystal Agerton, Joshua Ager ton, Karyn Cowperthwaite, Kaydence Monson and Addison Monson.He will be missed.A memorial service will he held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Haven of Rest Funeral Home, 8503 State Route 16, Gig Harbor, Washington.Mickey SextonNovember 4, 1925 – May 13, 2017Mickey Sexton of Sequim, Washington died May 13, 2017. He was born November 4, 1925 in Fort Worth, Texas.He graduated from high school in Wharton, Texas in 1942.He m...

Edward B. Delany, 91, Navy veteran - The Ridgefield Press

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Columbia University, graduating in 1945 with a Bachelors of Engineering.  He immediately entered service in the Navy with the rank of Ensign and was stationed at Subic Bay in the Philippines, billeted on the USS PC-1133. In 1946, he was released from active service to inactive service in the Naval Reserves. Ed returned home to Long Island and earned his Masters of Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, taking classes at night and working during the day.  During this time Ed started his lifelong career at Perkin-Elmer. He also married his love, Lucille in May of 1948. In 1951 Ed was recalled to active duty during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Key West, FL aboard the USS Sarsfield (DD-837). In 1953, Ed was honorably discharged, moved to Norwalk, CT, and started his family. In 1954 Ed moved his young family to Ridgefield, CT, residing there for 61 years, until he moved to The Greens at Cannondale in Wilton, CT.During his time in Ridgefield, Ed was a member of St. Mary Church. Ed was also active in the Columbia Engineering Golden Lions Society, the Knights of Columbus, the Ridgefield Men’s Club, the Ridgefield AARP chapter, and was an honorary member of the Italian American Club.  He was an avid runner, a talented wood carver and followed the stock market with interest.  Ed was a constant learner with a bright curiosity. He enjoyed considering complex problems and finding solutions. During his tenure at Perking-Elmer, Ed’s work earned him and the company multiple patents. Ed had a hunger for knowledge of all kinds, including recent advances in medicine, engineering, and worl...

Golda Lee Fitzsimmons - Burnet Bulletin

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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.

Raymond Swirbitowicz

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Swierbitowicz and was a lifelong Naugatuck resident. He attended local schools before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. Ray served as a radio operator in the south pacific in Guam, Japan, the Philippines and also in Hawaii. He retired after working for 35 years from the footwear division of Uniroyal, Inc. Ray enjoyed golf, horseracing, football and he especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.Ray leaves five children, David Swirbitowicz of Naugatuck, Karen Schaefer of Hawaii, Christine Daisey and Joan Andrew both of Naugatuck and Patricia Parks and her husband Bill of Georgia; eight grandchildren, Laura and David Sebolao, Kelley and Jason Daisey, Ally Stronk, Matt Andrew, Kyle Andrew and Corey Andrew; his sister, Delores Wisniewski and his brother, Adam Swierbitowicz. In addition to his wife and his parents, Ray was predeceased by his sister, Helen Detullio and his brothers, William, Henry, Vic and Joseph Swierbitowicz. Ray also leaves his companion of 30 years, Jean Santarsiere.Calling hours will be Monday, April 3, 2017 from 5-7pm at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck, with a Service to follow at 7:00pm. Members of the Naugatuck Veterans Council will assemble Monday at 6:45pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Church, P.O. Box 68, Naugatuck, CT 06770.

Don Rickles, Comedy's Equal Opportunity Offender, Dies at 90 - New York Times

Saturday, April 08, 2017

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 Mr. Rickles’s act was too similar to his — but he soon became far and away the most successful.Bookings in the late 1950s at the Slate Brothers nightclub in Hollywood and the lounge of the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas spread the word. During his Slate Brothers engagement, Carl Reiner recalled in “Mr. Warmth,” the biggest names in show business felt that “if they hadn’t been insulted by Rickles, they weren’t with it.”His appearances insulting celebrities on the Dean Martin roasts and his sparring matches with Carson cemented Mr. Rickles’s reputation, but his unscripted brand of humor proved an uneasy fit for weekly television. A variety show in 1968 and a situation comedy in 1972, both called “The Don Rickles Show,” were short-lived, as was “Daddy Dearest,” a 1993 sitcom in which he and the comedian Richard Lewis played father and son. The closest thing to a hit show he had was “CPO Sharkey,” a Navy comedy, which aired from 1976 to 1978.Critics were often not sure what to make of Mr. Rickles. John J. O’Connor of The Times wrote in 1972 that for some his humor “will always remain tasteless,” while for others “it has its delicious moments of madness.” Tom Shales of The Washington Post, 26 years later, was more enthusiastic, praising him as “mythic, timeless, fearless — endowed by the gods with some absurd miraculous gift.”No critic, however thoughtful, could quite explain Mr. Rickles’s durability in show business, given that until the end of his career he was peppering his act with slurs and stereotypes long out of favor. And yet he not only got away with it, bu...