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 In Memory Of

Our friends and fellow employees will always be remembered for their fellowship, accomplishments and dedication to the automotive industry.

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Gustave Joseph Adolph  General Motors

                                3-29-1995

 

llona Arnten -

llona Arnten's - (Dick's wife)

Hi Jack

I didn't see the information about Dick Arntzen's wife Ilona on the Web site,
so thought I would pass this on to you. I'm sure you know about how ill she
has been for a few years now. The email was written by Dick and Ilona's
daughter Nicki, and Jean Yee forwarded it on. If you have any questions, just
let me know. Thanks.

Kathy Bommarito  mikeandkathy84@wowway.com  
Paul Pucci   mrpucci1@comcast.net
Linda Eaves  Aleaves02@aol.com


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From: jean.q.yee@gm.com
To: Arntzen_Family_News@gm.com
Sent: Tue, 19 Sep 2006 12:24:37 -0400
Subject: Final  Update 9-19-2006

ILONAHATTU@aol.com                                             
 
             09/19/2006 11:18                                           To
             AM                        ArntzenIM@aol.com                   
                                                                        cc

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                                       Ilona Update 9-19-2006

My mother passed away at 8:30 am this morning.
She was an amazing woman whose life affected so many others.
Her faith was strong and her will was stronger.
I couldn't figure out what she was waiting for... we had all told her it
was ok to go and we would survive, but still she hung on.
Now I think I know what she was waiting for. The last few days had been
hectic and our family was separated - taking shifts at her bedside, while
others ran here and there. This morning dad returned home after a long
restless night at the hospital, and Brian and I prepared to head over for
our day shift.
We were all home together for a few brief moments...
and that is when the hospital called. I believe she was waiting for us to
be together so we had shoulders to lean on.
Such a mom thing to do.
She passed peacefully and her suffering is now over as she is with the
Lord.
Thank you all for taking this journey with us, your prayers and well-wishes
kept us strong and we love you all for it.
Thank you all so very much.
Love - Nikki

The viewing will be at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home-Timberridge
Friday 9/22/06 from 3-6pm (apparently Florida folks turn in early...)
Located at 9695 SW 110th street Ocala, FL 34481

The funeral service will be at Joy Lutheran Church Saturday 9/23/06 at 2pm.
7045 S.W. 83rd Place Ocala, Fl 34476

~Peace
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Rod Baker               ACDelco
         

Obituary Listing for (Rod) Roderick W. Baker who was born 12/Nov.1926 and died 22/Mar/1991, in  Ohio , age 65.
Information taken from Social Security Records.
From Richard A. Church, retired AC Delco  rchurch@tidewater.net

                          

Lou Batchelor           SPO        October 20, 2004

 

Robert Bobilin         ACDelco
Husband of Eleandr Bobilin

                                         ?

 

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2006
 
 
James Boviard, Jr.
 
Resident of Reading
 
    James T. Boviard, Jr., 77, of
Reading died March 24, 2006 at Lawrence General Hospital following a lengthy illness.  He was the husband of Barbara E. (Johnson) Boviard with whom he shared nearly 53 years of marriage.
    Born and raised in Woburn, he was the son of the late James T. and Edith (Gilpatrick) Boviard.  Following his graduation from Woburn High School
in 1945, he entered the Army Aircorps and served in the German Occupation.  He graduated from the College of Business at Northeastern in 1953.
    Mr. Boviard was a
New England sales representative for the AC Delco Division of General Motors for 35 years.  He was well liked and respected by his clients and coworkers.
 
    A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 1 at
noon in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading, 239 Woburn St.  Burial will be in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.
    In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial tribute to the National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Ave.
, Norwood, Ma. 02062.
    Arrangements by the Anderson-Bryant Funeral Home of Stone

 

 

Jack Braswell         ACDelco

                                         ?

 

 

Patricia Ann Brown

Patricia Ann Brown -

To all,  To keep you informed.

Don B., please forward to Doug Haroldsen, his e mail came back to me.

Thanks

Bill  Gay

-----------------
Forwarded Message:

Subj:       (no subject) 

Date:       7/23/2006 2:18:42 PM Central Daylight Time

From:      Thee genes      Gene Hunt

To:          Billbigtoe11@aol.com          Bill Gay

Bill, sorry to inform you that Patricia Ann Brown , Len's wife, passed away this morning. She was diagnosed with Acute Leukemia on May 12th and began to fail immediately. The funeral is on Wed. Please be kind enough to forward this info to the old gang

 Address.... Len Brown...303 Treasure Lake.....DuBois, PA 15801

Pat was a great gal and a dear friend.

Gene Hunt  Theegenes@aol.com

 

 

 

Jean Browning       ACDelco/SPO      September 18, 2004

 

 

CAMPBELL RICHARD C - September 7, 2006

Age 84, of Royal Oak, died September 4, 2006. He was born September 20, 1921 in Highland Park. Mr. Campbell served in the Army Air Corps during WWII and retired from G.M AC Delco Div. where he was an assistant comptroller. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Royal Oak for 53 years where he served as a Trustee, Deacon, and Elder, and also sang in the male chorus, The Kings Men. In 1997 he was names Royal Oak Citizen of the Year in recognition of his long service to the community which included coach in the little league Baseball program, President of Upton School PTA, 30 year treasurer of the Royal Oak Hockey Assoc, Meals on Wheels and Stagecrafter volunteer. He also served on the Royal Oak Parks and Recreation and Senior Citizen Advisory boards and was a member of the Royal Oak Lions Club. Beloved husband of Betty for 65 years. Dearest father of Barbara (Victor) Gajewski, Virginia Leonard) Fox, Patricia (Kurt) Ritter, Rev. Richard D. (Julie) Campbell, MI, and Mark (Rita) Campbell. Proud grandfather of 13. Great grandfather of seven. He is also survived by his brother, Robert (Aileen) Campbell. Memorial visitation Friday 6-8 p.m. at the Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, 420 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. Further visitation Saturday, 10 a.m. until memorial service at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 529 Hendrie Blvd., Royal Oak, 48067 with the Rev. Dr. Thomas Rice, Rev. Dr. Carl Eschenbrenner and Rev. Richard D. Campbell officiating. Memorials suggested to the church. Funeral Home web site: www.kinsey-garrett.com.

Submitted By Paul Pucci    mrpucci1@comcast.net

 

 

Walter T. Campbell      SPO/ACDelco     October 2005

 

 

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Tom Carpenter

Age 79, an ACDelco regional service manager for nearly 38 years, recently passed away. The family has requested, in lieu of flowers, to make donations to Parkinsons Foundation or Shriners Children Hospital. Funeral services were held today at D. W. Newcomer’s Son’s Longview Chapel, 12700 S. Raytown Rd., Kansas City, Mo. More details can be found at: http://longviewfh.createatribute.com/registryMain.php?i_memorialid=1204667800 

Submitted By: Swede Johnson gcj1940@bellsouth.net & Michael L. Hickman michael.l.hickman@gm.com  

 

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Pat Cody                 ACDelco                12-2-2001            

  Picture Submitted By Al Canales

 

 

Andy Corvi               ACDelco              11-09-2006

All,  Sorry to inform you, Andy Corvi passed away on Thursday, November 9th from a heart attack.

Following is the information.

Andy's home

Dorothy Corvi
33-46 92nd Avenue
Apt  1S
Jackson Heights, NY  11372

Wake

Sat and Sunday, November 11 and 12

Fredericks Funeral Home
192-15 Northern Blvd
Flushing, NY

2-5 and 7-10 both days.

Funeral Mass

Blessed Sacrament Church
35th Avenue and 93rd Street
Jackson Heights, NY

Please pass this on to any other parties that you may recall.



Bill Gay     
Billbigtoe1@aol.com

 

 

Art Craned         Service Parts Operations         February 25, 2005

 

 

Andre Daughtry      GMSPO                      July 24, 2005

This is to report the passing of Andre Daughtry, age 60 in Falling Waters, West Virginia on Sunday, July 24, 2005.  Andre is survived by his wife, Shirley, daughter,  Sebrina, son, Andre and  brother, Michael. 

Andre retired on April 1, 2003 after working 33 years for GMSPO.  Beginning his career with SPO in Englewood, New Jersey, Andre went on to work in SPO facilities in Philadelphia, Pa, North Brunswick, N.J. and finally retiring from SPO Martinsburg, WV.

Funeral services will be conducted from Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, WV at 4:00 PM on Monday, August 1, 2005.  Andre a highly decorated Viet Nam veteran will be interred at  Arlington National Cemetery at 11:00 AM, Friday, August 5, 2005.

Submitted By  HarryMundy@aol.com

 

Phyllis Davison        ACDelco      June 24, 2004
Jim Davison's Wife - Jim is deceased

 

Marge DeCann       Service Parts Operations

                                7-19-2003

 

John Z. DeLorean     General Motors Corp.          

                                   March 19, 2005

 

Joe Devers      General Motors

                                10/20003

 

 

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Jack Donelly                 SPO/ACDelco

Submitted By Al Canales    allyn5157@earthlink.net

E-Mails also received from Mike Bommarito  mikeandkathy84@wowway.com  & Will Jensen  willjensen@juno.com

 

 

Robert L. 'Bob' Dorn

There will be no viewing of Bob at the funeral home, nor at the church before the service, according to the funeral home.  Shown below is the obituary on the funeral home website:

Current Memorials > Robert L. 'Bob' Dorn

Memorial for Robert L. 'Bob' Dorn

Born in New York City on Jun. 28, 1935
Departed on Apr. 5, 2011 and resided in Bloomfield Hills, MI.

Memorial Service:

Saturday, Apr. 9, 2011

Please click on the links above for locations, times, maps, and directions.

http://obit.desmondfuneralhome.com/wrapper_gb.php?id=915983&task=add_form&listing=Current  http://obit.desmondfuneralhome.com/wrapper_gb.php?id=915983&listing=Current

Bob was and graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont and General Motors Institute.

He was the Chief Engineer for General Motors Corp., Chevrolet, Pontiac & Cadillac Division for 40 years. 

Beloved husband of Joanne for 42 years. Loving father of Mark and Erich. Dear brother of Kirk (Marilee) and Sharon Alspach (John). Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Memorial service Saturday 11a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1669 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham, MI 48009. 

In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial tributes to the church for Rejoice & Renew or the charity of donor's choice.

Please go to the funeral home web site (under obituaries) if you would like to sign the guest book:

http://www.desmondfuneralhome.com/

Vince

Submitted By: Bob Moran

 

 

John Eagle              ACDelco

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Obituary on John F. Eagle, born 2/20/1931; died 6/10/2002, Age 71. Issued Gainsville, Cooke Co., TX 6240.
This information taken from the internet Social Security Records.
From: Richard A. Church.  rchurch@tidewater.net

                                    

Pat Foti                  ACDelco
                      ?

    

Lloyd "Don" Fritz              ACDelco

Lloyd "Don" Fritz passed away suddenly Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, at his home. He was 79.

A Waukesha resident since 1959, he will be remembered by many throughout southeastern Wisconsin as the "auto mechanic’s mechanic." He was the resident AC Delco instructor at the General Motor’s Training Center on Bluemound Road for 32 years, retiring in 1987.

He will be missed by his wife of 58 years, Doris; children, Don (Chris) Fritz of Chetek, Dex (Wendy) of Palmyra, Dee (Paul) Crook of Waukesha and Dean (Wendy) of Crystal Lake, Ill.; grandchildren, Nathan, Kylene, Erica, Luke, Molly, Aimee, Shawn, Cory and Keith; and great-grandchildren, Timothy, Madison, Marabeth, Joshua, Ethan and Audry.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Monday, Nov. 26, at Grace Bible Church, 3991 Silver Lake St., Oconomowoc. Refreshments will follow. Private internment will be held at Prairie Home Cemetery.

Submitted By: gobermyer@wi.rr.com

     

Ward Gerdalman           ACDelco                                  
Assistant Zone Mgr.      
April 12, 2004
 

 

Paul Gillis      Service Parts Operations
Dennis Gillis’ Son  9/2003

 

Gregory Greanias   Service Parts Operations

                                8-05-2003

 

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 Dick Green             ACDelco
                          ?

 

Paul Haag                 ACDelco
                          ?

 

Stephen D. Ham          SPO/GM     

Age 76. September 15, 2007. Beloved husband of Mary Margaret. Loving brother of Bob (Margaret). Uncle of Bob, Jr., Jeff, Kathy, Jessica, Dawn, and Stephen and great-uncle to many. Also survived by longtime friend John Geller. Mr. Ham was an active member of the Grosse Pointe Crisis Club. Services will be held privately. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grosse Pointe Crisis Club. Arrangements by Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 313-881-8500

Submitted By Paul Pucci     mrpucci1@comcast.net

 

 

Shirley Heller - James K. Heller's Wife

E-Mail:

From: James K. Heller ottjkh1@aol.com

Revised 3-10-07. As with most of us, as we get older things in our life continue to change. Mine changed dramatically on Sept. 3, 2006 when our family and I lost a mother, wife and my best friend of 52 years to ovarian cancer. Shirley died at home with the whole family by her side. We had services on Sept 7 in Grove City, Oh at our church and then a service and burial at Flanner-Buchannan in Memorial Park Cemetery in Indianapolis. I have discontinued my part-time job at Automotive Dist. Whs. in Columbus. I now have learned how to wash clothes and dishes, cook, buy groceries, clean house, make beds, get the trash out in time and keep the kitchen floor swept. I haven’t tried ironing. I am keeping up with travels. I have been to Seattle, Dallas, Tampa, Orlando and Phoenix since the 15th of Dec, 2006. Travel is mostly to keep myself busy, but also to visit with my kids and their families. The trip to Florida was to visit with friends and attend a whole H.S. reunion. I visited with Alex Gray and his wife Patsy in Nicholasville, Ky. going and coming back from Florida. Also spent a few days with Bill Brown and his wife Helen in Tampa, just a few days before Bill fell and broke his upper femur in three places. . I also had lunch with Bill Freedman and his wife June and Al Harper and his wife Janet at The Villages in Florida. They said Joe Burns was playing baseball and couldn’t make the lunch. And just a few days later a tornado went thru there area and did a lot of damage.. Luckily no one was hurt in The Villages. I still walk at least three miles every day, mostly on the treadmill. But several of the local seniors and I are joining the Senior Center to have access to more exercise equipment. I feel good at 74 years with no major physical problems. Also trying to get rid of a lot of “stuff” and prepare to sell this very large four bedroom two story house. I sold the Chevy Suburban last year when gas went to $3.00 a gallon. Anyone want to buy a boat?

 

 

Joan Hennessy         SPO       October 8, 2004
Richard Hennessy's Wife

 

Dick Hipp                 ACDelco
Northeast Region       10-05-2003

 

Ron Humerickhouse       ACDelco
Mid-South Region           07-04-05

Ronald Ray Humerickhouse, 73, of Collierville, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2005, surrounded by his family after a recurrence of cancer. He was born in Flint, MI on January 11, 1932, served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict and received his business degree from Indiana University. Retired as regional office manager after 30 years with AC Delco division of General Motors, he was active in Shelby Country School as a beloved substitute teacher at Collierville High School and president and board member as the Collierville Education Foundation. He was actively involved with the Collierville Rotary Club, and as a cancer survivor, Relay for Life. He also served as a president, treasurer, and a board member of The Woods Homeowners Association. He was a member of the Collierville United Methodist Church. He will be remembered for his generous and welcoming spirit, his helping hand and unconditional love for his family and friends. For those attributes and more, he will be greatly missed by all. He is preceded in death by: his parents. Ivan Ray and Anna Merle Humerickhouse; his infant sister, Elizabeth Ann: brother-in-law, Norman Weissert. He is survived by: his wife of 52 years, Constance Joan Humerickhouse, his sons, Steven Edward Humerickhouse of Minneapolis, MN and Michael Ray Humerickhouse and his wile Julia of Collierville; 4 grandchildren, Anna, Kathryn, Mary, and Ellen; 1great-grandchild, Alexis; his sister Yvonne Merle Weissert of Flint, Lawrence Hunter and wife, Janet of, Spencer, IN, Ann Ksiazyk and husband, Richard, of Green Valley, AZ, and Gilbert Hunter and wife, Patricia, of Oxford, OH; family friend, Lucinda Martian of Memphis; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends from all around the country. Visitation will be held 5-8p.m. Thursday at Collierville Funeral Home, and funeral services will be 10a.m. Friday at the Collierville United Methodist Church Sanctuary on the Square. Interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Collierville. The family requests memorial contributions to the Collierville Education Foundation; 101 Walnut St., Collierville, TN 38017. Collierville Funeral Home 901-853-2628.

Wife:
Connie Humerickhouse
976 Fair Oaks Dr.
Collierville,TN. 38017

Submitted By John Owens  john.owens@ctrmc.org

 

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Jim Hughes              ACDelco
                      ?

 

Barbara Kemerly - Wife of Frosty Kemerly  ACDelco

                                February 11, 2005

 

Edward P. Kelly             ACDelco

                                       April 29, 2005

 

Kathy Kiloustian    Service Parts Operations

                                5-12-2003

 

Fred King       Service Parts Operations
Georgia King’s Husband     9-6-2003

                               

Ann Kosciolko        General Motors

                                7-04-2003

 

Thomas J. Krieg            Oldsmobile                                

                                       January 25, 2004

 

 

Tom Lang                 GM/SPO/ACDelco   12-20-06

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E-Mail:

Dad's funeral will be Tuesday, December 26th at 10 a.m. at St. Edward Catholic Church.  There will be a rosary beforehand beginning at 9:45 a.m.  Burial will be private and on another date.  In lieu for flowers, donations can be made to the American Lung Association in Dad's memory.
 
Thank you so very much for all your prayers.  Sorry if Nancy has already sent this to you all, but I don't want to leave anyone out.
 
Love to all,
Jayne and Nancy Lang
 
St. Edward Catholic Church
33926 Calle La Primavera
Dana Point, CA  92629
949-496-1307

 

 

Kathy Lawrence      Service Parts Operations

                                 January 03, 2005

 

Paul Lochner     ACDelco/SPO      October 17, 2004

 

Charlie Maak          

Charlie Howard "Charlie" Maak

MAAK, Charlie Howard "Charlie" of Largo, died peacefully at Hospice Woodside on Tuesday, Jan. 15 with his niece and favorite chaplain at his side. He was looking forward to reuniting with his much beloved wife, Mildred, who was featured in the St. Petersburg Times and on Channel 10 as "Charlie's Angel," as Charlie worked tirelessly to raise money for Alz-heimer's research by designing and drawing Christmas stationary in her memory. Charlie was born in Cinncinnati, OH, on Feb. 13, 1918, and was predeceased by his loving parents and sisters. He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Core in the 1930s and proudly served his country during WWII in the U.S. Air Force. He married the love of his life, Mildred Chaney, in 1941 and celebrated a glorious 60 years of marriage, before her death in 2002. Charlie spent most of his life in Georgia, retiring from General Motors Assembly Division as Director of Personnel in 1973. He was particularly proud of those he hired who went on to have positions of great responsibility in the corperation. Charlie kept up with these people through various means of communication. He became quite a computer buff in recent years, as it allowed him to communicate with friends all over the world, whom he met through work and his worldwide travels. Charlie was such that he made great friendships with people he met only briefly. He was beloved by all who met him. A lifetime member of Atlanta's DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, Charlie was active in civic affairs in Georgia. Charlie is survived by his niece, Carole Chaney Oliver, of Largo; and numerous cousins and many friends. Charlie has been cremated and a Memorial Service is planned for later. Those who desire may make donations to Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760; their local Alzheimer's Association or favorite charity.

Submitted By:  Carole    coasc@aol.com

 

 

Gil Magraw    Service Parts Operations

Sales                       5-14-2003

 

August J. Mazza             ACDelco

1-21-1931                                              11-18-2001

 

John B. Meehan            ACDelco/SPO       July 07, 2004

 

 

Bud Melchert                 ACDelco/SPO  September 14, 2006

Gary ‘Bud’ W. Melchert

Gary “Bud” W. Melchert

RAPID RIVER — Gary “Bud” W. Melchert, 67, of 8300 25.3 Lane, Rapid River, passed away Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, at St. Francis hospital in Escanaba.

He was born
May 30, 1939, in Stevens Co., Minn., and was the son of Elmer and Freda (Wille) Melchert.

On
Oct. 24, 1959, he married the former Joyce Johnson in Minnesota.

Bud was employed for 33 years with GM/AC Delco as a sales executive, retiring in 2000. Following his retirement, he moved to
Rapid River.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing.

Gary “Bud” W. Melchert is survived by: loving wife of 46-years, Joyce J. Melchert; sons, Gary “Bud” W. Melchert Jr., Grand Rapids, and Mark J. Melchert, Rapid River; daughter, Lori L. (Eric) Anderson, Seattle, Wash.; grandchildren, Mary J. Melchert, Gary “Buddy” W. Melchert, Ill., Randi R. Melchert, Rae B. Melchert, and Garrett L. Anderson; sister, MaryRae (Bill) Otto, Sand Stone, Minn.; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Elmer and Freda, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ronald.

Visitation will be held from
4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services celebrating the life of Gary “Bud” W. Melchert follow at 6 p.m. in the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel, with David Mason LLM of Trinity Lutheran Church officiating.

Expressions of sympathy and online condolences in Bud’s honor may be directed to the Melchert family at www.andersonfuneralhomes.net.

Bud Melchert         September 14, 2006

Jack

I want to report the death of one of the great guys; Bud Melchert passed
away this morning from complications of cancer. Bud, though not a member of
the overthehill group, is well known among the membership. It was my
pleasure to have worked with Bud from 1993 until he retired in 2000. Bud and
his wife Joyce moved to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan shortly after he
retired. His Minnesota roots and upbringing prompted his move to the "cold"
country where there is lots and lots of snow.

Condolences can be sent to:
Joyce Melchert
8300 25.3 Lane   (yes, it is 25.3)
Rapid River, MI 49878-9517
906 474-9085
Submitted BY Kathy Bommarito  mikeandkathy84@wowway.com

and

Caroline (Kerzich) Wunderlich      Ckwunderlich@aol.com

Gordon E. Miller           GMAC               May 05, 2005

 

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Thomas Murphy -

January 18, 2006, 09:52 PM ET

Former GM Chief Thomas Murphy Dies at 90

DETROIT (AP) - Thomas A. Murphy, who was General Motors Corp.'s chairman and CEO as the company shifted to smaller, more fuel-efficient cars in the 1970s, died Wednesday in Boynton Beach, Fla., the automaker said.

He was 90. Murphy died of natural causes at a hospital, GM spokesman Brian Akre said.

Murphy was named chairman and CEO on Dec. 1, 1974, and led the world's largest automaker until his retirement on Jan. 1, 1981.

His tenure began a year after the Arab oil embargo led to a sudden shift in demand for small, fuel-efficient cars in the United States. That led to a radical downsizing of the next generation of GM cars, and a large-scale shift to front-wheel-drive powertrains.

GM reached its all-time sales record in the United States of nearly 7.1 million cars and trucks in 1978, with Murphy at the helm.

"The entire GM family mourns the passing of Tom Murphy," GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner said in a statement. "He was one of the great leaders in GM history, guiding the company to outstanding business results as it addressed major challenges, such as the oil crises of the 1970s."

Murphy served as a GM director until May 1988.

He was born Dec. 10, 1915, in Hornell, N.Y., and attended Leo High School in Chicago. He earned an accounting degree at the University of Illinois and joined GM in 1938 as a clerk on the comptroller's staff in Detroit.

Murphy served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946. He rejoined GM and held several accounting and financial analysis positions before being appointed an assistant treasurer in 1959. He was elected comptroller in 1967, and treasurer a year later. Murphy was elected vice chairman in 1972.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 65 years, Catherine Rita "Sis" Murphy, daughters Catherine A. Murphy and Maureen M. Fay, son Thomas A. Murphy Jr., eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was scheduled for Saturday in Boynton Beach, Fla. He will be buried in Long Island, N.Y.

 

 

Topper Nurrenbrock

NURRENBROCK, Topper, 68, of New Port Richey, Fla., died June 13, 2007. He is survived by wife, Frances; son, Mark, and grandson, T.J. Alexander; daughter, Rita; and siblings. Services will be June 19, 2007, but we do not have any details.

Morgan Funeral Home
6025 Trouble Creek Rd
New Port Richey, FL 34653-5238
Website: www.morganfuneralhome.com
Email: gmorgan@morganfuneralhome.com
(727) 847-3999
Fax: (727) 848-0361

Condolences can be sent to:

Mrs. Fran Nurrenbrock
P.O. Box 755
New Port Richey, FL. 34656

Submitted by Mario DeCastro madecas@bellsouth.net

 

 

Ronald J. Orcutt

I am so sorry to tell you that Ronald J. Orcutt, who retired after 50 years with GM, passed away on May 20, 2008 after a two-month battle against pancreatic cancer.

Please remove him from your email distribution list.  Thank you.

His wife,

Laura L. Orcutt   rjoathome@comcast.net

 

 

John Osadcky           ACDelco/SPO       January 27, 2008

Got the following from Ruth Gerdelman. If she gets me an address for his widow, we'll pass it on. Ed

YESTERDAY, CAROL MEUSER, JOHN OSADCKY’S DAUGHTER, CALLED ME..

SHE TOLD ME HER FATHER DIED IN THE MORNING AT 7:30 AM.

HE HAD BEEN REALLY FAILING SINCE CHRISTMAS,,,,,,WAS USING A POWER CHAIR TO GET AROUND AND HIS KIDNEYS WERE FAILING HIM.

HE HAD BEEN IN THE HOSPITAL AND RETURNED TO THE SKILLED NURSING FACILITY IN THE COMPLEX WHERE THEY LIVE, LAST FRIDAY.

SUNDAY MORNING, HE DIED IN HIS SLEEP BEFORE ANYONE GOT THERE TO VISIT.

THERE WILL BE NO VISITATION, EXCEPT FOR THE FAMILY.  A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD IN THE CHAPEL WHERE THEY LIVE ON WEDNESDAY

MORNING.

JOHN WAS 90 YEARS OLD LAST AUGUST AND CAROL SAID THEY HAD A BIG CELEBRATION.

ON FEBRUARY 4TH, THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN MARRIED 69 YEARS.

ED, HOPE YOU ARE DOING WELL NOW.

BEST WISHES TO EVERYONE

LOVE AND GOD BLESS

RUTH Gerdelman 

Submitted By: Paul Pucci  mrpucci1@comcast.net

 

 

Ken Parker        ACDelco          November 24, 2004

Wife:
Dottie Parker
24353 Big Oak Lane
Long Neck, Delaware 19966

 

 

Bill Periord            GM-Delco

                                3-31-2001

 

 

Sonja Pfeifle                   ACDelco Friend                      
Wife of Tom Pfeifle       January 22, 2004
 

 

Ed Piatek

From: mikek47
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 5:56 PM
Subject: Ed Piatek
 
Hello Ed,
 
I just received a call from Joanne Piatek about Ed.  He died yesterday in hospital.  Joanne, Ed's wife, asked that I let anyone he worked with know about his passing and the arrangements.  Unfortunately when I was transferred to the Tech Center, before my retirement, I lost contact with just about everyone from the Delco era except Ed and Joanne.  Please pass this information along to anyone that might have known Ed.
 
Viewing:
1 to 9 PM Friday, 15 Dec '06 at the
Jurkewicz / Wilk Funeral Home
2396 Caniff
Hamtramck, MI
(Across from St. Ladislaus)
 
Church Service:
Our Lady Queen of Apostles
Corner of Conant and Prescott
9 AM Saturday, 17 Dec '06
 
Church Location:
On Conant (East side of street)
One block North of Caniff
 
Thanks Ed!
 
Michael Kwitt

Submitted By Kathy Bommarito   mikeandkathy84@wowway.com

 

 

James F. Prell                                                           

PRELL James F. Prell, of St. Augustine, FL passed away on December 21, 2005. He was born August 27, 1947 in Cleveland, OH. He was preceded in death by his loving parents Joseph and Barbara Prell. Family members include his beloved wife, Peggy J. Prell; and loving father of Prudence A. (Bob) Foran, Jennifer L. and Ashley N. Prell. He also was a loving stepfather of Shawn M. and William G. Webb. A loving grandfather of Emilie and Alexis; and he was loved by his brother, Allan (Jan) Prell; and sister Judy Delemeter; and many nieces and nephews. The families Love and Memories will never pass away. A private service will be held by the family at a later date. Arrangements by QUINN-SHALZ, A Family Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach, FL (904) 249-1100.

In a career that spanned well over 30 years, Jim began his General Motors sojourn with the old United Motors in Cleveland, Ohio, transitioned through United Delco, A C Delco and Warehouse and Distribution in Columbus, Ohio.  Jim ended his years of service at SPO's Martinsburg, WV facility. 

 Submitted By: Harry Mundy   HarryMundy@aol.com

 

 

Jerry Rambow        General Motors

                                9-01-2003

 

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George Reed     Auto Electric & Carb.      October 08, 2004

George was a long time friend of many General Motors folks.

 

 

Richard "Dick" Reed, Jr.

Richard Reed, Jr., 76, passed away March 6, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Reed and his daughters, Tiffany Strozier and Heather Reed. This wonderful man will be remembered by family and friends as a great storyteller, a strong shoulder to lean on, a caring hand to hold, a loving, warm and providing father and an attentive supportive, loving husband. The twinkle in his eyes, his special smile, and his comforting hugs will be greatly missed. His family will greet friends on Sunday, March 9, 2008 from 2-6:00p.m. in the chapel of Arlington Park Funeral Home (904 -724 - 6384), 6920 Lone Star Road, to share your memories and celebrate the life of this great man. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com

Published in the Florida Times-Union on 3/8/2008.

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 Submitted By: Art Schwerzel   dslbi@msn.com

 

 

John Rock                 G M  Oldsmobile

John Rock, former GM vice president, passed away Nov. 16 in Hot Springs, S.D. He was 71. Rock, known for his candor and no-nonsense style, served as Oldsmobile’s general manager from May 1992 until early 1997 after serving a successful eight-year term as general manager of GMC Truck. No memorial service is planned, per the wishes of the deceased. Messages of condolence can be sent to Bonnie Rock at: 28069 Cascade Rd., Hot Springs, SD, 57747. Memorials in Rock’s name may be sent to Fall River Hospital, New Building Project, 209 N 16th Street, Hot Springs SD 57747 or to the City of Groton, Groton Swimming Pool Construction Committee, PO Box 587, Groton, SD 57445-0587.

 

 

Gene Roland           ACDelco

                   02-22-04

 

 

 

Gus Sansone             ACDelco           01-26-2007

E-Mail: 01-27-2007

I just got an E mail from Loretta Sansone with the death details for our friend Gus.

Alex Leslie  alexleslie@aol.com

"I sadly have to let you all know that Gus passed away this morning (Friday)at 9:45a.m.He fought a great fight. There were too many things that went wrong; none of witch were foreseeable. Gus was very strong and I thought he would come through.

It wasn't to be.
Arrangements:
The wake will be Friday, Feb. 2 ,at Haught Funeral Home 708 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. W. in Plant City from 6 p. m. to 8 p. m. The Funeral Mass will be 10:00 A.M. Sat. Feb. 3rd at St. Clements Catholic Church -Alexander St Plant City
In lieu of flowers ,the family is requesting Masses or donations in Gus' name to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, TN. or My Brothers Keeper At St. Clement Church in plant City.
Gus' favorite charities.
Once again I want to thank all of you for your prayers for Gus and me and our family. They have been of great comfort to us all over this past year.
I will never forget the kindness shown us by all of you.
Love,
Loretta, Michele and Lynn - The Sansone's

Submitted By Paul Pucci, Alex Leslie & Carol Hohlstedt

 

 

Jack Scheppke         ACDelco

Regional Mgr.        11-24-02

 

 

Robert (Bob) E. Schwarz      SPO

The following obituary appeared in The Review Journal (Las Vegas) on September 24, 2006: 

 
Robert (Bob) E. Schwarz, 72 died September 21, 2006.  He was a retired Office/Warehouse Manager at the closed GM Service and Parts Operations, Parts Distribution Center in North Brunswick, N. J.  Mr. Schwarz began his General Motors career at the United Motors Service Warehouse in Kearny, New Jersey.  He retired in 1991 when the North Brunswick facility was closed and the work was transferred to the Martinsburg, West Virginia facility.  He served in the U S Marine Corps during the Korean War. 
 
Surviving are his wife Lorraine and daughter, Kristin J of Santa Barbara, California.  Burial was in the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Las Vegas. 

HarryMundy@aol.com

 

 

Carl L. Sheffield, Sr.        ACDelco

09-28-38                       04-19-2005

 

 

Patrica Skay            ACDelco       September 16, 2004
Don Rogowski's Sister

 

 

Don J. Smith -        SPO/ACDelco     April 18, 2006

October 1, 1933 - April 18, 2006. Beloved husband of Mary Ann. Loving father of Linda (Michael) Bajdo, Steven (Teresa) Smith, Cindy (David) Peters, David (Elizabeth) Smith. Grandfather of Kevin, Adam, Madeleine, Kylie, Jacob, McClain, Nevan and Samuel. Brother of Julia Naughton, Mary Coates, Nora Dompierre, Dorothy Bagazinski and the late Charles Smith, John Smith and W. Joseph Smith. Don graduated from St. Theresa High School, Detroit and University of Detroit. Proud Korean Veteran. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile, Livonia. Rosary 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Saturday 9:30 a.m. at St. Colette Catholic Church, 17600 Newburgh Road, Livonia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Salvation Army or Capuchin Soup Kitchen.

 

 

John W. "Jack" Smith

John W. Jack Smith, age 81, of Branchport, NY died Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY.

Friends and family may call on Sunday, January 11th, 2009 from 12 noon to 3 PM at the Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, 201 E. Elm St. Penn Yan. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 12, 2009 at 1PM at St. Michael’s Church in Penn Yan with Father Robert Ring and Father Jack O’Connor, celebrants.  Interment will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Penn Yan.

Memorials may be made in his name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101; Holy Childhood, 100 Groton Pkwy, Rochester, NY  14623; or to St. Michael’s School, 214 Keuka St., Penn Yan, NY  14527.

Jack was born January 30, 1927 in Rochester, NY the son of Irving J. and Rose A. Taylert Smith.  He served in the US Army from 1945 to 1946.  Jack was a district manager for General Motors AC Delco division in Buffalo, NY.  He was a member of the Gates-Chili Fire Dept. since May of 1957 where he was a past Chief and past Battalion Chief.  He was a charter member and past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus of St. Michael’s Church in Penn Yan.  Jack was predeceased by his wife, T. Opal Smith on February 20, 2006. 

Jack is survived by his children, Joanne (Michael) Culp of N. Chili, Dianne (George) Valesente of Ithaca, NY, and Mark (Teresa) Smith of Branchport; grandchildren, Shannin Thomas, Jaime Passinault, Christina Valesente, David Valesente, and Cassidie Smith; great grandchildren, Hunter, Cameron, Madison, Noah, Easton, and Kendall; brother, Gerard (Mary Jean) Smith of Webster; sister, Carol Engard; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends too numerous to list.

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http://www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1410&Itemid=46

Submitted By John Dillon     JD4U2@aol.com

 

 

Roger Smith

Former GM Chairman, CEO Roger Smith Dies
Friday November 30, 12:33 pm ET
By Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer

DETROIT (AP) -- Roger B. Smith, who led General Motors Corp. in the 1980s and was the subject of Michael Moore's searing documentary "Roger & Me," has died, the automaker said Friday. He was 82.

Smith died Thursday in the Detroit area after an unspecified brief illness, GM said.

He was appointed chairman and chief executive on Jan. 1, 1981, and led the world's largest automaker until his retirement on July 31, 1990.

During Smith's tenure as chief executive, Detroit-based GM introduced its first front-wheel-drive midsize cars, formed a joint venture with Toyota Motor Corp. to manufacture cars in California, created the Saturn brand and acquired Electronic Data Systems and Hughes Aircraft Corp.

"Roger Smith led GM during a period of tremendous innovation in the industry," current GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner said in a statement. "He was a leader who knew that we have to accept change, understand change, and learn to make it work for us. Roger was truly a pioneer in the fast-moving global industry that we now take for granted."

Smith also served GM as an executive vice president and a member of the board of directors beginning in 1974.

Moore has become an Oscar-winning documentary maker, but he became famous with "Roger & Me," which explored how GM's plant closings and layoffs affected his hometown of Flint.

The 1989 film chronicles Moore's fruitless attempts to interview Smith about the devastation in Flint, although magazine articles and documentaries have alleged that Smith granted interviews to Moore prior to the film's release.

Moore has acknowledged a five-minute interview with Smith about a company tax abatement at a 1987 shareholders' meeting, but said that was before he started working on the movie.

Smith often faced questions about the documentary, which contained interviews of people who said they lost their homes after GM plant closures in Flint.

One woman said she had to start killing rabbits for food after GM shut down the plants, eliminating 30,000 jobs in the city of 150,000.

"I haven't seen it," Smith told reporters shortly after the film was released. "I'm not much for sick humor, and I don't like things that take advantage of poor people."

At the time, Moore said he arranged with Warner Bros. to reserve a seat for Smith at every showing of the movie across the United States.

Smith was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1925 and served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946. He received a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1947 from the University of Michigan, and a master's degree in business from the school in 1953.

His career at GM began in 1949 as an accounting clerk. He became treasurer in 1970 and vice president in 1971. In 1974, he was elected executive vice president in charge of the financial, public relations and government relations staffs.

He led the company as import brands began to expand their market share and as GM grew its global business and dealt with tough U.S. environmental and safety standards.

 

 

Richard Kent Sneed - General Motors Friend

RICHARD KENT SNEED, 71, passed away October 7, 2006 at St. Francis Hospital. Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 10 from 12-2 p.m. with service following at 2 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel. Burial will be in Memory Hill Gardens. Richard retired in 1999 from Mid America Parts Distributors, where he served as president for 22 years. He is survived by his former wife, Jennie Sneed; one son, Mike Sneed and his wife Petra; one daughter Melinda Sample and her husband Jeff; four grandchildren Blair Sneed, Garrett Sneed, Jenny Sample, and Ryan Sample. He also leaves his companion Carolyn Bagwell. He was preceded in death by his parents, Park and Opal Sneed; one brother, Walter Sneed; and one sister, Doris Benjamin. Memorials may be made in Richard’s honor to the American Heart Association. Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel 901-725-0100 www.memphisfuneralhome.net

Published in The Commercial Appeal on 10/9/2006.

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Mike Sneed (Son)  - Mid-America Parts Distributors - 4274 Pilot Dr., Memphis, TN. 38118      901-362-2622

Submitted By: John Owens     jaowenstn@hotmail.com  or john.owens@ctrmc.org

 

 

Frank Steinmetz, Jr.      Delco     

                                6-10-2001

 

 

Richard "Dick" Stewart            ACDelco                                

Passed away on Oct.29th, 2007, from complications of diabetes. He was 84 yrs. old onOct. 1st. We were married 69 yrs. on Oct. 2nd . Dick started to work
for United Motors Service  which later became ACDelco. He retired in 1981 at age 57. We lived in Rockville, Md. at that time. In 1991 we bought a mobile home in Largo, Fl  to use for vacations. Eventually, we stayed in Largo for longer periods and finally, pretty much made it our main home. As Dick's health deteriorated, we made fewer trips back to Md. He was in a nursing home here for 2 years before passing away. I miss him, but I know he is no longer suffering. He was cremated and will be buried in Arlington Cemetery with full Navy Honors on May 9th, 2008.                               

Sincerely,

Ruth A. Stewart {wife}    RASTEW123@webtv.net 

 

 

William Stokes       General Motors

Sales                       5-16-2003

 

Michael J. Suriano        Service Parts Operations

Warehousing          8-22-2003

 

 

Bob Sutherland             ACDelco

Gentlemen,

 
Bob Sutherland passed away Sunday December 16th at his home in Cadyville, NY after a long battle with Lou Gerhig's disease.  Cindy, and I along with Bob and Maryellen Powers attended his funeral.
 
Those wishing to express their sympathy can do so by sending it to his wife Debra  at 2269 State Route #3, Cadyville, NY 12918.
Hi Jack,
 
I have additional information.  Anyone wishing to make a contribution in Bob's memory can do so by making a check payable to ALS/MDA Albany and send it to his wife Debra: 2269 State Route # 3, Cadyville, NY 12918.
 
Thanks for keeeping us all informed.
 
Submitted By: Charlie Ellis     Cellis6@stny.rr.com

 

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John Terzaghi                ACDelco/SPO       June 11, 2004

Former Service Manager in the Northeast Region/Training
Manager in the Eastern Region.

 

Don Thoreson                 AC Spark Plug        February 25, 2005
 

Henry Varrichio -

-------------- just got word a few hours ago from Henry's daughter Kate, that Henry passed away on Friday night, September 8, 2006.

As most of you know, Henry has been battling Cancer for some time. I think it resulted in a stroke. 

Funeral arrangements have not been finalized at this time. However, It looks as though it may take place on Thursday, September 14th. 

We'll let you know as soon as we get the details.

Henry is certainly in our prayers.

Take care, Bob & Glenda

ps. I have a new temporary address with aol. We are now at "The Villages" in Florida

Susan Varrichio
2 Blue Heron Way
Old Saybrook, CT 06475

Submitted By Paul Pucci mrpucci1@comcast.net & Bill Gay Billbigtoe1@aol.com

 

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Bob Waidelich - Bob passed away on December 13, 2006

Robert H. Waidelich

Thursday, December 14, 2006 7:40 PM MST

Born June 2, 1928, passed away Dec. 13, 2006.

He leaves his wife of 53 years, Mildred; daughter Carole (Donald) McCoy; son Robert Waidelich Jr.; daughter Catherine (David) Garcia. He was the proud grandfather of Emily McCoy, Peter Garcia and Benjamin Garcia.

Bob was a veteran of World War 11 and the Korean Conflict. He relocated many times during his career with General Motors, but declared Green Valley the best place to be.

At his request there will be no services. If you wish, you may make a donation in his name to the charity of your choice.

Friends and neighbors are invited to gather for a time of remembrance at his home on Monday, Dec. 18, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

http://www.gvnews.com/articles/2006/12/15/obituaries/obit05.txt

Ms. Mildred Waidelich
769 W. Ashworth Rd.
Green Valley, AZ.  85614-5913
520-393-7817
E-Mail: Waidelich4@aol.com

Submitted by Don Byrn

 

 

Stan Waits - Mr. Waits passed away Saturday, February 19, 2005. Stan, as he was known to all of us was a very good and long time friend of General Motors. He was the heart and soul of his company Associate Jobbers Warehouse located in Boaz, Alabama. Stan was just 56 years old. We will miss him!

Mrs. Robbie Waits
113 Eagle Dr.
Albertville, Alabama 35950

Associate Jobbers Warehouse
1309 Industrial Blvd.
P. O. Box 310
Boaz, Alabama 35957

 

 

Gretna Walraven           GM Parts

E-Mail:

Jack,
 
I didn't know if you were aware of Gretna's death or not.  See arrangements below.  She worked in Atlanta for GM Parts.  A lot of GM folks knew her.  Can you pass along to the GM folks.
 
Jan Ragsdale    janiceragsdale@yahoo.com

----- Forwarded by Yolonda Joiner/US/GM/GMC on 02/21/2007 10:49 AM -----

Cara Wilson/US/GM/GMC

02/21/2007 09:17 AM             To         SE-SOUTHEAST REGION - ALL, O.J. Adkins/US/GM/GMC@GM

Subject  Sad News - Gretna Walraven

It is with sadness that  I share the news that Gretna Walraven passed away yesterday morning.  Gretna retired from the Southeast Region in 2005.

Details of her funeral services are as follows:
Alvis Miller Funeral Home
304 W. Elm St.
Rockmart, GA 30153
770-684-5437
Viewing:  Wednesday, 6-9 pm at funeral home.

Funeral Services:  
Time:  11:00 a.m. Thursday
New Hope Fellowship Church
363 Blanche Road
Cedartown, GA 30125
Phone:  770-748-6767

Cara
678-240-9933

 

 

Edsel Walter           AC Spark Plug

1-19-26                   6-30-2001

 

 

George Walters -

George Walters - (Bill's Brother)

Jack,
   Thank you so much for your kindness and consideration.  My brother passed @ 12:31 A.M. the morning of the 19th.  The many thoughts and prayers helped speed him on a quick and comfortable journey.  None can ask more than that. 
        
       My family joins me in extending sincere thanks and warm wishes for your prayers and kind thoughts.
                                           
                                                                                         Sincerely,
 
                                                                                       Bill Walters WJWJEW@aol.com

Bill Walters - (Brother) -  Dear Friends,

My apologies for not returning any mail you may have sent.  I have not been on line for many weeks due to extensive family problems.

At this time I am asking for your prayers for my dear brother George who has just returned from the hospital with hospice.  We are praying for a painless departure and pleasant journey until we are once again together.  I will be with him until our final goodbye's so will probably not be on line for a bit...

                                       See you when I see you...

                                                Bill      
WJWJEW@AOL.COM

 

 

 

Milton N. Weatherhead, Jr.

Milton N. Weatherhead Jr.- Training Instructor

Milton Nye Weatherhead Jr., 74, who spent his career with the General
Motors AC Spark Plug Division and retired in 1996 as an instructor at the
General Motors training center in Fairfax County, died July 28, 2006 at Inova
Fairfax Hospital of complications from diabetes.

Mr. Weatherhead moved to Greenspring Village retirement home in Springfield
in 1998 after living elsewhere in Fairfax

He was born in Alexandria, where he was a 1949 graduate of the old George
Washington High School. He graduated from Princeton University in 1954.

He briefly did sales work for Crown Central Petroleum Corp. and Provident
Life Insurance Co. before joining General Motors in 1958.

For many years, he was based in Flint, Mich., as a sales and merchandizing
official. He settled in the Washington area in 1970.

Over the years, he did volunteer work at the National Archives and tax
preparation work for the elderly through the AARP and the IRS's Volunteer
Income Tax Assistance program.

He was a member of the Kena Temple Shriners and a former board member of
the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Georgia Cort Weatherhead of
Greenspring Village; two sons, Milton N. Weatherhead III of Fairfax Station
and Charles Paul Weatherhead of Hilton Head, S.C.; a brother, Charles
Weatherhead of Herndon; and eight grandchildren.
 
Submitted By Don Brice  dbrice@mindspring.com

 

 

E-Mail:

John Charles Weber III

Jack,

John C. Weber III was a very good friend of mine and even thought not yet retired after 33 Years of service with GM and Delphi, passed away in his office in Vandalia, Ohio Monday January 22, 2007 and will be missed by all his friends in the automotive business.  I'm told by friends at Delphi, he had a massive heart attach in his office with no prior signs of illness.

My Comments on John's Guest Book in the Dayton Daily News are as follows:

January 24, 2007

"I always enjoyed discussions with John. He was a good friend and had the most knowledge about materials of anyone I ever knew. He was always willing to help with any problem or issue related to plastic materials.

James Conlee (Dayton, OH ) "

Best Regards,

Jim    JKCONLEE@aol.com

James K. Conlee,P. E.

John Charles Weber III                                                   

Family-Placed Obituary

WEBER, John Charles III age 60, of Springboro, Ohio, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2007, at Grandview Hospital. He was born in Vocklebruch, Austria, on March 31, 1946, to Janos and Lidia (Ger) Weber. He served in the Army as a military policeman in Washington, D.C., from 1966 until 1968 and was employed by Delphi's Vandalia Safety Division for 33 years. John earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Indiana University and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Dayton. He was an avid coin collector and dealer, a soccer coach, playing until he was 49, and a Springboro football fan. He is survived by his wife, Carol (Chapman-Kilgore); children, John Weber IV and Joseph Weber both of Springboro, Craig Kilgore, Shelley (Andre) Rivard, and Beth (Anthony) Mozzone; mother of his children, Mary Ellen Cutshaw-Weber; four grandchildren, Hayden, Avery, Kendal Rivard, and Aundrea Mozzone. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Friday, January 26, 2007, at the Anderson Funeral Home, 40 N. Main Street, Springboro, Ohio 45066. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the charity of your choice. Please visit www.andersonfuneralhomes.com to share a memory in the family guest book.
Published in the Dayton Daily News on 1/24/2007.

 

 

Marge Weckler - Ralph Weckler's wife

Ralph Wecklers Wife - 7-25-06

I just got a call from Jack Clayton telling me of Ralph Wecklers wife death. Marge had been sick for several years and as we all know they were very close.
Ralph was (is) one of the really good guys and I' sure a lot will want to sent him a card.   Ralph Weckler rhweckler@aol.com

Alex Leslie  Alexleslie@aol.com

Contact Information:

Ralph & Marge Weckler

5299 TERRITORIAL
GRAND BLANC, MI  48439
PHONE  810-694-8052
 
Submitted By Jack Clayton

Below is the death notice from the Flint Journal. She passed away on July 23.

Kathy Bommarito

WECKLER, Marjorie M.. "Marge" - Age 82, of Grand Blanc, passed away Sunday,
July 23, 2006 at Genesys Health Park. Funeral service will be held 10 AM,
Wednesday at the First Congregational United Church of Christ with Rev. Dr.
Max Hayden officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hills Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at Hill Funeral Home, 11723 S. Saginaw Street, Grand
Blanc on Tuesday 1-4 and 6-9 PM. Marge will lie in state Wednesday morning at
the church from 9 AM until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the First Congregational United Church of
Christ, 6494 South Belsay Road, Grand Blanc, MI, 48439. Marjorie was born May
11, 1924, to Charles and Ella (Kaiser) Bigelow in Flint. She worked for
Michigan Bell in her younger years. On November 2, 1946, she married her
loving husband, Ralph Weckler. Marge was a member of the First Congregation
United Church of Christ. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, golfing and loved
bird watching. Marjorie will be missed by her wonderful husband, Ralph; two
beautiful daughters, Eileen Weckler and Laura Jacobs and husband Billy;
sister in-law and brother in-law, Frances and James Cuthbertson; and several
nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

 

Scott Williams         ACDelco

                                 12-03-??

 

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