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Obituary: Richard K. Davis - Malibu Times

Monday, May 01, 2017

It was here he developed his lifelong love for surfing. He attended the New Mexico Military Institute for high school where he played football and basketball. He earned a full scholarship to Cornell University where he played lacrosse and developed his passion for the “Big Red” lacrosse team. After graduating with a degree in anthropology, he joined the Army as a 2nd Lieutenant and shipped off to Korea. After returning, he went to work for Sperry Rand Univac in New York City, beginning a career in the computer industry. While there, he also married Jane Kiely on May 4, 1957. In 1958, they moved to Berkeley where he earned an MBA in Operations Research from UC Berkeley and they also had the first of their six children. Upon graduating, they moved to Hinsdale, Ill., where he worked for Touche Ross (now Deloitte & Touche). After two years, they returned to California so that he could go to work for North American Aviation. They took up residence in Malibu. In the early 1970s, he and his business partner acquired Performance Development Corporation. Over the next 40+ years, they would travel the U.S. and the world advising many of the Fortune 500 and various arms of the Federal government. Davis was a longtime board member and president of the LaCosta Homeowners Association, he was president of Malibu Coastal Vision and was an active alumnus backer of the New Mexico Military Institute. He was name...

Frederick B. Lacey, Who Prosecuted Corruption in New Jersey, Dies at 96 - New York Times

Monday, May 01, 2017

Lacey, a Newark police chief, and the former Mary Armstrong. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers in 1941, served in the Navy as a lieutenant commander during World War II, and graduated from Cornell Law School.He married the former Mary Stoneham, who died in 2005. In addition to their son John, he is survived by their three other sons, Fred Jr., Jim and Bob; three daughters, Virginia Field, Mary Pat McCann and Kathleen Albert; 22 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.While working as an assistant prosecutor in the mid-1950s Mr. Lacey also served as a councilman in his hometown, Glen Ridge, N.J.As a partner at Shanley & Fisher, a New Jersey firm, he was a pro bono counsel for a Rahway State Prison inmate who claimed that he was being unconstitutionally denied wages for prison work. Mr. Lacey successfully argued the case before the United States Supreme Court.On Senator Clifford P. Case’s recommendation, Mr. Lacey was appointed a federal prosecutor in 1969 and served until 1971, when President Richard M. Nixon named him to the federal bench. He retired in 1986 and joined what was then known as LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae, a law firm headquartered in New York.Although he was a Republican, Mr. Lacey was under consideration in 1979 for the post of deputy attorney general in the Carter administration, but he withdrew after critics complained that as a judge he had been predisposed toward the prosecution.Among those critics was the Harvard law professor Alan M. Dershowitz, who called Judge Lacey “extraordinarily competent” but added, “He has no sense of fair-mindedness.”Judge Lacey was named that same year to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which considers government eavesdropping applications.As a prosecutor Mr. Lacey was best known for battling mob bosses, among them Angelo DeCarlo, who was known as Gyp, and Ruggiero Boiardo, who was known as Richie the Boot.“What was only speculation when I last was here is now established,” he said on returning to the prosecutor’s office in 1969. “There is such a phenomenon as organized crime. Call it the Mafia, call it Cosa Nostra, call it Organized Crime, it exists.”Mr. Lacey fought to release hundreds of pages of transcripts of F.B.I. wiretaps to demonstrate the mob’s reach. (In one, Mr. DeCarlo was overheard urging support for Mr. Addonizio’s political career, saying, “He’ll give us the city.”)“Organized crime is, in the vernacular, taking us over,” Mr. Lacey warned.The Times wrote that the tapes “surpassed the disclosures made in 1963 before a Senate committee by Joseph M. Valachi, the deserter from the Mafia,” and that by corralling the bosses and detailing the mob’s superstructure, Mr. Lacey and his team had succeeded in outlining “the most complete network of crime and official corruption that has yet to be brought to trial in an American courtroom.”As a prosecutor Mr. Lacey was notably evenhanded when he searched for talent. Among the last cases he handled in private practice before becoming the federal prosecutor was the bribery trial of an oil company executive whom he was defending as part of a legal dream team of Edward Bennett Williams and Simon H. Rifkind.The executive was convicted, thanks to a young Justice Department prosecutor, Herbert J. Stern. Mr. Lacey’s first appointment as a United States attorney was to hire Mr. Stern as his chief assistant.Correction: April 12, 2017An earlier version of this obituary misspelled the surname of a former mayor of Jersey City who was prosecuted by Mr. Lacey. He was Thomas J. Whel...

Blackfoot baseball player who died in wreck memorialized - Idaho State Journal

Monday, May 01, 2017

Blackfoot, and given to his mother, Kindra. The Broncos also honored Baler with a ceremonial first pitch from Cayden Cornell. And when Baler’s No. 4 spot came up in the lineup, his name was announced and Pocatello threw a pitch to an empty batter’s box.“The last few days, it’s been all of us together,” Hayes said. “That is what you have to do. It’s helped everyone a ton. It’s a roller coast for all of us.“One minute, you are just all right, not good, and the next minute you are falling apart. It’s uncontrollable.”Pocatello presented Blackfoot with No. 11 bandanas that were signed by each Pocatello player. The Indians also wore one green sock to remember Baler.“It was even better to honor him with Poky,” Blackfoot coach Liam Pope said. “It was absolute class. It really was perfect.”Baler joined the Blackfoot baseball team this season after spending his first three seasons at Shelley High School. The senior first baseman will also be honored Friday when the Broncos host Idaho Falls High School on senior night.Each Blackfoot player will wear custom No. 11 jerseys for the game, and Baler’s number will be retired from the Broncos’ baseball program.“He’ll always be in my heart,” said Blackfoot senior infielder Rhys Pope. “There won’t be a day where I don’t think about him.”The Blackfoot community has set up a GoFundMe account at https://www.gofundme.com/cb-11 to help pay for Baler’s funeral expenses. In two days, more than $12,400 has been raised, which is $4,400 more than the original goal. Baler’s funeral is at 2 p.m. Thursday at Watersprings Church in Idaho Falls.“I still can’t believe this happened,” Rhys Pope said. “I was in total shock. I still feel like I’m going to school tomorrow and see him and give him a hug.”...

Arthur Jay VanVleet - Palladium-Item

Monday, April 03, 2017

Jay VanVleetArthur Jay VanVleetRICHMOND, IN - Arthur Jay VanVleet, age 92, of Richmond, died Sunday, March 26th at Forest Park. He was born on December 7, 1924, in Rome, New York. He graduated from Cornell University thanks to the V-12 Navy Training Program. His wife, Doris Ticknor, was a freshman at Cornell when they met. They were married for 68 years. Art earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering, which resulted in the couple living in several east coast cities.In 1962, the VanVleet's moved to Richmond, Indiana, where Art was Vice President of Manufacturing at NATCO. After raising their family in Richmond, Art's career took him to New Britain, Connecticut in 1974. Art and Doris moved back to Richmond to retire and to live near their son, Eric VanVleet, and his family in 2000. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris VanVleet, who died in 2014.Art knew life was a precious gift which he invested in his faith, family and friends. He played both tennis and golf into his 91st year. He had many good friends surrounding his interests such as golf, tennis, and church. He was a founding member of the Marching Chowder Bridge Club that started in 1962 and still meeting to this day. VanVleet...

OBITUARIES MAR. 19-26, 2017 - Berea Online

Monday, March 27, 2017

He made mistakes, but he was always good in his heart”, Ian.Mr. Flannery is survived by his children, Ian and Jane Flannery and their mother Genevieve all of Louisville, KY, three sisters, Leslie (Cornell) Hanratty of Clinton, MA, Mary (Simon) Cotes of Gastonia, NC, and Amanda Setser of Cambridge City, IN. Memorial services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to, Seven Pines Cemetery C/O Jeff Scalf 6287 Highway 3630 Annville, KY 40402.Tomi Eileen SmithTomi Eileen SmithTomi Eileen Kistler Smith passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at her home. Tomi was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana to the late Ernest and Della Kistler. She was retired from Plexus where she worked for many years. She was a Faithful member of Wayside Christian Church.In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by one half-brother, Jerry.She is survived by her husband Jerry Smith, three children Gayle Koppen of San Antonio, TX, Mike (Michelle) Williams of Maryville, TN and Pam (John) Banks of Berea; three siblings, her twin brother Terry (Maryann) Kistler of LaVerne, CA, Richard (Theresa) Kistler of Olympia, WA, and Ernie (Judy) Kistler of Angleton, TX; one half-sister, Joanne Ratliff; eleven grandchildren, Jarrod Williams, Hillary Combs, Ryan Williams, Dalton Williams, Natasha Downey, Harley Garrett, Patrick Garrett, Logan Banks, Justin Banks, Kaylee Banks, and Elisha Brewer; ten great grandchildren, Skyllar Williams, Jayden Prentice, Gracie Williams, Rebel Williams, Colton Williams, Finley Williams, Levi Garrett, Helayna Garrett, Mason Garrett, and Ava Marie Williams; two step children Ryan Smith and Sherry Bratten; and three step grandchildren, Tyler Smith, Alexis Smith, and Jacob Smith.Funeral services will be Friday, March 24, 2017 at 8pm at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Minister Ron Lutes officiating. Burial will follow at 11am on Saturday at the Davis-Witt Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday evening from 5-8 pm at the funeral home.Linda Marie AdkinsLinda Marie AdkinsLinda Marie Adkins age 72 of Berea, died suddenly March 21, 2017 at St Joseph Hospital in Berea. Linda was born in Blytheville Arkansas to the late Odis Theodore and Lois Mcglothen Merritt, she was also preceded in death by her two brothers Gene and Teddy Merritt.Linda had been an employee of Berea Hospital as the ER Department Clinical Manager, after retirement she worked as a Walmart greeter; and she was currently the President of the Hospital Auxiliary and she also worked in the gift shop at the hospital.Linda is survived by her children; Harold Jonathon Adkins of Berea, and Blaine Anthony Adkins of Jeffersonville, IN., and Laura Lynn Adkins Davis of Glasgow, KY., her step brother Eric Flowers, her grandchildren; Silas (Rebecca) Adkins, Allison Davis, Ian Adkins, Andre...

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Obituary: Richard K. Davis - Malibu Times

Monday, May 01, 2017

It was here he developed his lifelong love for surfing. He attended the New Mexico Military Institute for high school where he played football and basketball. He earned a full scholarship to Cornell University where he played lacrosse and developed his passion for the “Big Red” lacrosse team. After graduating with a degree in anthropology, he joined the Army as a 2nd Lieutenant and shipped off to Korea. After returning, he went to work for Sperry Rand Univac in New York City, beginning a career in the computer industry. While there, he also married Jane Kiely on May 4, 1957. In 1958, they moved to Berkeley where he earned an MBA in Operations Research from UC Berkeley and they also had the first of their six children. Upon graduating, they moved to Hinsdale, Ill., where he worked for Touche Ross (now Deloitte & Touche). After two years, they returned to California so that he could go to work for North American Aviation. They took up residence in Malibu. In the early 1970s, he and his business partner acquired Performance Development Corporation. Over the next 40+ years, they would travel the U.S. and the world advising many of the Fortune 500 and various arms of the Federal government. Davis was a longtime board member and president of the LaCosta Homeowners Association, he was president of Malibu Coastal Vision and was an active alumnus backer of the New Mexico Military Institute. He was name...

Frederick B. Lacey, Who Prosecuted Corruption in New Jersey, Dies at 96 - New York Times

Monday, May 01, 2017

Lacey, a Newark police chief, and the former Mary Armstrong. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers in 1941, served in the Navy as a lieutenant commander during World War II, and graduated from Cornell Law School.He married the former Mary Stoneham, who died in 2005. In addition to their son John, he is survived by their three other sons, Fred Jr., Jim and Bob; three daughters, Virginia Field, Mary Pat McCann and Kathleen Albert; 22 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.While working as an assistant prosecutor in the mid-1950s Mr. Lacey also served as a councilman in his hometown, Glen Ridge, N.J.As a partner at Shanley & Fisher, a New Jersey firm, he was a pro bono counsel for a Rahway State Prison inmate who claimed that he was being unconstitutionally denied wages for prison work. Mr. Lacey successfully argued the case before the United States Supreme Court.On Senator Clifford P. Case’s recommendation, Mr. Lacey was appointed a federal prosecutor in 1969 and served until 1971, when President Richard M. Nixon named him to the federal bench. He retired in 1986 and joined what was then known as LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae, a law firm headquartered in New York.Although he was a Republican, Mr. Lacey was under consideration in 1979 for the post of deputy attorney general in the Carter administration, but he withdrew after critics complained that as a judge he had been predisposed toward the prosecution.Among those critics was the Harvard law professor Alan M. Dershowitz, who called Judge Lacey “extraordinarily competent” but added, “He has no sense of fair-mindedness.”Judge Lacey was named that same year to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which considers government eavesdropping applications.As a prosecutor Mr. Lacey was best known for battling mob bosses, among them Angelo DeCarlo, who was known as Gyp, and Ruggiero Boiardo, who was known as Richie the Boot.“What was only speculation when I last was here is now established,” he said on returning to the prosecutor’s office in 1969. “There is such a phenomenon as organized crime. Call it the Mafia, call it Cosa Nostra, call it Organized Crime, it exists.”Mr. Lacey fought to release hundreds of pages of transcripts of F.B.I. wiretaps to demonstrate the mob’s reach. (In one, Mr. DeCarlo was overheard urging support for Mr. Addonizio’s political career, saying, “He’ll give us the city.”)“Organized crime is, in the vernacular, taking us over,” Mr. Lacey warned.The Times wrote that the tapes “surpassed the disclosures made in 1963 before a Senate committee by Joseph M. Valachi, the deserter from the Mafia,” and that by corralling the bosses and detailing the mob’s superstructure, Mr. Lacey and his team had succeeded in outlining “the most complete network of crime and official corruption that has yet to be brought to trial in an American courtroom.”As a prosecutor Mr. Lacey was notably evenhanded when he searched for talent. Among the last cases he handled in private practice before becoming the federal prosecutor was the bribery trial of an oil company executive whom he was defending as part of a legal dream team of Edward Bennett Williams and Simon H. Rifkind.The executive was convicted, thanks to a young Justice Department prosecutor, Herbert J. Stern. Mr. Lacey’s first appointment as a United States attorney was to hire Mr. Stern as his chief assistant.Correction: April 12, 2017An earlier version of this obituary misspelled the surname of a former mayor of Jersey City who was prosecuted by Mr. Lacey. He was Thomas J. Whel...

Blackfoot baseball player who died in wreck memorialized - Idaho State Journal

Monday, May 01, 2017

Blackfoot, and given to his mother, Kindra. The Broncos also honored Baler with a ceremonial first pitch from Cayden Cornell. And when Baler’s No. 4 spot came up in the lineup, his name was announced and Pocatello threw a pitch to an empty batter’s box.“The last few days, it’s been all of us together,” Hayes said. “That is what you have to do. It’s helped everyone a ton. It’s a roller coast for all of us.“One minute, you are just all right, not good, and the next minute you are falling apart. It’s uncontrollable.”Pocatello presented Blackfoot with No. 11 bandanas that were signed by each Pocatello player. The Indians also wore one green sock to remember Baler.“It was even better to honor him with Poky,” Blackfoot coach Liam Pope said. “It was absolute class. It really was perfect.”Baler joined the Blackfoot baseball team this season after spending his first three seasons at Shelley High School. The senior first baseman will also be honored Friday when the Broncos host Idaho Falls High School on senior night.Each Blackfoot player will wear custom No. 11 jerseys for the game, and Baler’s number will be retired from the Broncos’ baseball program.“He’ll always be in my heart,” said Blackfoot senior infielder Rhys Pope. “There won’t be a day where I don’t think about him.”The Blackfoot community has set up a GoFundMe account at https://www.gofundme.com/cb-11 to help pay for Baler’s funeral expenses. In two days, more than $12,400 has been raised, which is $4,400 more than the original goal. Baler’s funeral is at 2 p.m. Thursday at Watersprings Church in Idaho Falls.“I still can’t believe this happened,” Rhys Pope said. “I was in total shock. I still feel like I’m going to school tomorrow and see him and give him a hug.”...

Arthur Jay VanVleet - Palladium-Item

Monday, April 03, 2017

Jay VanVleetArthur Jay VanVleetRICHMOND, IN - Arthur Jay VanVleet, age 92, of Richmond, died Sunday, March 26th at Forest Park. He was born on December 7, 1924, in Rome, New York. He graduated from Cornell University thanks to the V-12 Navy Training Program. His wife, Doris Ticknor, was a freshman at Cornell when they met. They were married for 68 years. Art earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering, which resulted in the couple living in several east coast cities.In 1962, the VanVleet's moved to Richmond, Indiana, where Art was Vice President of Manufacturing at NATCO. After raising their family in Richmond, Art's career took him to New Britain, Connecticut in 1974. Art and Doris moved back to Richmond to retire and to live near their son, Eric VanVleet, and his family in 2000. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris VanVleet, who died in 2014.Art knew life was a precious gift which he invested in his faith, family and friends. He played both tennis and golf into his 91st year. He had many good friends surrounding his interests such as golf, tennis, and church. He was a founding member of the Marching Chowder Bridge Club that started in 1962 and still meeting to this day. VanVleet...

OBITUARIES MAR. 19-26, 2017 - Berea Online

Monday, March 27, 2017

He made mistakes, but he was always good in his heart”, Ian.Mr. Flannery is survived by his children, Ian and Jane Flannery and their mother Genevieve all of Louisville, KY, three sisters, Leslie (Cornell) Hanratty of Clinton, MA, Mary (Simon) Cotes of Gastonia, NC, and Amanda Setser of Cambridge City, IN. Memorial services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to, Seven Pines Cemetery C/O Jeff Scalf 6287 Highway 3630 Annville, KY 40402.Tomi Eileen SmithTomi Eileen SmithTomi Eileen Kistler Smith passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at her home. Tomi was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana to the late Ernest and Della Kistler. She was retired from Plexus where she worked for many years. She was a Faithful member of Wayside Christian Church.In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by one half-brother, Jerry.She is survived by her husband Jerry Smith, three children Gayle Koppen of San Antonio, TX, Mike (Michelle) Williams of Maryville, TN and Pam (John) Banks of Berea; three siblings, her twin brother Terry (Maryann) Kistler of LaVerne, CA, Richard (Theresa) Kistler of Olympia, WA, and Ernie (Judy) Kistler of Angleton, TX; one half-sister, Joanne Ratliff; eleven grandchildren, Jarrod Williams, Hillary Combs, Ryan Williams, Dalton Williams, Natasha Downey, Harley Garrett, Patrick Garrett, Logan Banks, Justin Banks, Kaylee Banks, and Elisha Brewer; ten great grandchildren, Skyllar Williams, Jayden Prentice, Gracie Williams, Rebel Williams, Colton Williams, Finley Williams, Levi Garrett, Helayna Garrett, Mason Garrett, and Ava Marie Williams; two step children Ryan Smith and Sherry Bratten; and three step grandchildren, Tyler Smith, Alexis Smith, and Jacob Smith.Funeral services will be Friday, March 24, 2017 at 8pm at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Minister Ron Lutes officiating. Burial will follow at 11am on Saturday at the Davis-Witt Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday evening from 5-8 pm at the funeral home.Linda Marie AdkinsLinda Marie AdkinsLinda Marie Adkins age 72 of Berea, died suddenly March 21, 2017 at St Joseph Hospital in Berea. Linda was born in Blytheville Arkansas to the late Odis Theodore and Lois Mcglothen Merritt, she was also preceded in death by her two brothers Gene and Teddy Merritt.Linda had been an employee of Berea Hospital as the ER Department Clinical Manager, after retirement she worked as a Walmart greeter; and she was currently the President of the Hospital Auxiliary and she also worked in the gift shop at the hospital.Linda is survived by her children; Harold Jonathon Adkins of Berea, and Blaine Anthony Adkins of Jeffersonville, IN., and Laura Lynn Adkins Davis of Glasgow, KY., her step brother Eric Flowers, her grandchildren; Silas (Rebecca) Adkins, Allison Davis, Ian Adkins, Andre...