(A) Biographies

Acker, Albert

Adams, Robert A.

Adcock, James H.

Alameda, Isadore "Izzy"

Ambrogio, Pasquale J.

Anderson, Lowell D.

Anderson, Joseph M.

Anderson, Marlyn L

Amburgey, Robert

Ashton, Harold H.

Aspinall, William F. "Bill"

Attig, Jack W.

Aquilino, John V.

Ayers, James M.


 Adcock, James H.

ADCOCK James H. Adcock - age 86, born in Dallas, TX and a resident of Orange Beach, AL died Sunday, December 16, 2007. He was born July 22, 1921. Survivors include three children and four grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Pine Rest Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at Pine Rest Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at 2:00 PM. Burial will take place in Pine Rest Memorial Park, Foley, AL. Funeral arrangements are handled by Pine Rest Funeral Home, Foley, AL.




Alameda, Isadore ''Izzy''
Died peacefully, at home, in West Sacramento, October 15, 2007 after suffering with congestive heart failure for years. Beloved husband of 43 years to Jean Alameda. Loving father of Mark (Samantha) Alameda & their children, Austin & Madeline; and Kristi (Lee Randolph) Alameda. Beloved father of the children from his first marriage, Cynthia Alameda, Julie (Ron) Eddlemon & John (Ann) Alameda. Grandfather of Nicole, Natasha, Bryan, Angela & Jesse. Great-grand- father of eight. Pre- ceded in death by his parents, John & Marian and his infant daughter, Michelle. He graduated from Marysville High in 1947 and participated on the relay track team, played the trumpet and was a cheerleader. After graduating, he served his country during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Navy Air Force aboard the USS Midway from 1948 through 1951. He retired from the CA State Auto Assoc. as the Berkeley District Office Manager after 29 years of service. He was a member of the Elks Lodge for 31 years, most recently the Vallejo Elks Lodge #559. Izzy loved his rose garden, reading, doing crossword puzzles, watching sports and especially dancing with Jean and playing with his youngest grandchildren. He may have been small in stature but his personality was larger than life. At his request, no services will be held. Private inurnment of his cremated remains will take place at a later date.





 John V. Aquilino


LEWISTON - John V. Aquilino, 76, of Fayette, passed away on Friday, Aug. 18, at Central Maine Medical Center with his loving family by his side.  Born in Bronx, N.Y., on Jan. 20, 1930, he was the son of Urban and Rose Ludovicco Aquilino.  He retired from the United States Navy and Bath Iron Works. John served in VP-21 from 1962 to 1966 as an AMS1. He loved to cook and sung while doing so.  He is survived by his wife, Clemence; a sister, Eleanora and husband, Melvin Geno of Quechee, Vt.; four nieces, Susan, Deborah, Claudia, and Amy; and a nephew, Dana.  He was predeceased by his parents.





Harold H. Ashton, CDR., USNR, Ret.

1937, and completed two years at the University of California in 1941. Joined the Navy in 1941 for Primary Flight Training at Oakland, California. Received my wings and Ensign commission at Corpus Christi, Texas in June 1942. Joined VP201 in Norfolk, Virginia as it was formed and flew as a PPC from Norfolk, Banana River, Florida, and Bermuda doing ASW in PBMs. Was assigned to VPB-111 PB4Ys in August of 1943 as it formed at Norfolk, as a PPC doing ASW work from England and Port Lyautey, French Morocco. In June of 1944, VPB-111 was reassigned to the Pacific Fleet and was stationed on Tinian, Leyte Moritai, and Palawan doing Anti Shipping work. I returned stateside in June of 1945 and left the service in September 1945.

I joined Kaiser Cement in 1945 and retired as the Northern California Sales Manager. My wife Lorraine and I retired to the Napa Valley wine country in 1975 where we presently live. Lorraine and I have been married for 61 years. I have worked part time for two excellent wineries as a tour guide and wine appreciation seminar director.Lorraine and I have two children - boy and girl, four grandsons, and two great-grandchildren - a boy and girl. Our enjoyment in life is centered around our grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A Message to You from Lorraine Ashton and Sharon Archer --

We will honor the life of Harold Ashton, who departed this life on September 16th, 2014, with a memorial service on Friday, September 26th at 4pm. The service will take place at Murphy's Arlington Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Virginia. Burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date.




Aspinall, Bill

WILLIAM F. ASPINALL, 83, retired U.S.N. Chief Petty Officer of Memphis died November 23, 2008. A WWII veteran, he was assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Monterey, received the Air Medal for the Korean Conflict and served in Patrol Squadron 21 during the Cuban crisis. Mr. Aspinall is survived by his wife of 60 years, Grace Theresa Aspinall; daughters, Theresa Ann Baker, Susan Aspinall-Friloux; sons, William F. Aspinall, Jr., David A. Aspinall; 11 grandchildren and sixgreat-grandchildren. Visitation at Roller Family Funeral Home will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, Rosary at 7 p.m. Mass, 9 a.m., Wednesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, with burial following at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Roller Family Funeral Home 901-371-9500



Anderson, Lowell D.

Lowell Dewayne Anderson, son of Victor and Tressie (Olmstead) Anderson, was born on June 9, 1932, in Dassel. Lowell grew up in the Dassel area and graduated from the Dassel High School in 1950. After high school, Lowell attended Trade School to continue his education....

In 1955, Lowell was inducted into the United States Navy and was discharged in 1957. When he returned from the service, Lowell was united in marriage to Jeanine Lidberg on March 22, 1958. Together they made their home in the Dassel area. Lowell farmed for many years, and then was employed at Tomer Industries in Cokato, and then later American Time and Signal in Dassel. When he retired, Lowell became the maintenance man and ground keeper at the Lake Beauty Covenant Bible Camp for several years.

In May of 1996, Lowell was united in marriage to Marjorie Olson. Together they made their home in Long Prairie until 2000, when they moved back to Dassel."


Ambrogio, Pasquale J. ``Babe'' ``Pat''

Pasquale J. ''Babe`` ''Pat`` Ambrogio, 67, of Newington, beloved husband of Maria (Amato) Ambrogio, entered peacefully into eternal life, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, (April 21, 2001). He was born in Hartford, son of the late Paolo and Lydia (Bordieri) Ambrogio, and had lived in the area all of his life. He was a retired federal investigator for the Office of Personnel Management, Social Security, Energy Department, and the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. He also worked for Max Bibos Delicatessen, Lucy Robbins Wells Library, and the Forster Heights Pharmacy. He was a graduate of Bulkeley High School, Class of 1951, and went on to receive his teaching degree from the Teachers College of Connecticut. He was a Navy veteran and a communicant and active member of Holy Spirit Church, Newington, where he served as a religious instructor and member of the education committee, and also a Third Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. His greatest love was his family. A devoted husband, father and grandfather....


Robert A. Adams

Dr. Robert A. Adams passed away on March 8th, 2012, at the age of 88. He was born January 25th, 1924, the son of Major Harry O. Adams and Lady Agnes Grace Mason. He is buried in the National Cemetery in Kansas where he grew up, with his wife Margy Ellyn.


During World War II Adams served in the U.S. Navy, flying F4U's, and B26 "Privateers" with Squadron VPB-111, in the Philippines and over the South China Sea.

Dr. Adams was a graduate of the "Air Command & Staff" College. He also graduated from the "Air War College", and served as instructor for Reserve Units in Illinois. He was also a Lt. Colonel in the Civil Air Patrol.


Dr. Adams graduated from Kansas State College in Pittsburg Kansas, and later earned his Masters M.S. degree from "Sussex College of Technology" in Sussex England. He completed his Doctorate degree at The University of Colorado     


During a leave of absence from The University of Illinois from 1968-1970, Dr. Adams participated in the Saturn V  N.A.S.A. Program located at New Orleans, Louisiana. He was a "Down Range" safety director for the Apollo Eleven Moon Shot from Cape Canaveral, Florida.


Dr. Adams retired in 1988 from the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory located in Batavia, IL. He was head of the Emergency Preparedness Section for the High Energy Research Facilities.





Joseph M Anderson

Joseph Mac Anderson, AT2, 1959-1961.  Flew aircrew, worked in electronics shop, plus taught MAD and Julie at NAMTD



Marlyn Lowell Anderson

Marlyn Lowell Anderson, age 84, of Litchfield, passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, at the St. Cloud Hospital with his family surrounding him. Marlyn was born March 26, 1933, in Kingston Township, to Carl and Gladyce (Bergstrom) Anderson. He attended elementary school in Kingston, and graduated from Litchfield High School in 1951. In November 1955, Marlyn was called to service with the US Navy, where he served for two years stationed in Brunswick, ME and on the Island of Malta.  Marlyn was united in marriage to Sandra Mae Nelson June 6, 1959, at Ostmark Lutheran Church. Two children, Laurie and Layne, were born to this union.  Marlyn lived his life by the four F’s: Faith, Family, Friends, and Farming. He and Sandra farmed in Forest City and Kingston townships until 2004, when they moved into Litchfield. Marlyn was active on church and school boards.  Farming was his life. He was so proud to be handing down his farming operation to his son and grandson. Visiting with his friends and talking farming was a great pleasure for him.  Marlyn’s children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were a source of pride for him. In addition, many benefitted from his wood working skills – tables, wooden crosses, and picture frames.  Marlyn is survived by his wife, Sandra; daughter, Laurie (Jon) Gelschus; son, Layne (Kristy) Anderson; grandchildren Amy (Mike) DuFrene, Bradley Gelschus (fiancée Jane), Tami Merkins (fiancé Nathan), Shelby (Zach) Hedtke, and Ryan Anderson; and great -grandchildren Avery and Brooklynn Gelschus, Malachi and Nathaniel DuFrene, and William and Elouise Merkins; as well as by many friends.


Jack W. Attig


Jack W. Attig, Sr. age 85, of Topeka, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at his home in Topeka. Jack was born May 26, 1933 in Sunbury, Pennsylvania the son of Robert Attig and Mildred Wyland Attig. He married Lura Ann Siefkas on July 15, 1961 in Belaire, MD. Three children were born to this union. Jack served in the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy where he retired in 1971 as Chief Petty Officer. He then became a Revenue Officer for the IRS, retiring in 1988. He was a member of the American Legion Post #400 where he served as past Commander and the Phillip Billard V.F.W. Post #1650. Jack enjoyed playing golf and his morning coffee with the guys at McDonalds. He also was a season ticket holder at Kansas State Football games. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Jane and a great granddaughter, Adelina. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lura; his children, Jack Jr., Tracy and Melissa; his beloved grandchildren, Amanda, Kaitlyn and Emily; joyous great-grandchildren, Cheyenne, Savanna, Jacob, Nash, Jaxon, Rudy and Porter.

Memorial services will be Monday, October 22, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Davidson Funeral Home. Private family inurnment will be at the Leavenworth National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart of Jackson Humane Society in Holton, KS and sent in care of the Davidson Funeral Home. davidsonfuneral.com.




Albert Acker

Bowdoinham- Albert D. Acker, 89, passed peacefully on Friday, March 8, 2019 at his home. He was born in Alfred, Maine on September 3rd, 1929, the son of Henry and Mary Acker. He graduated from Sanford High School and retired from the U.S Navy VP 21 after 22 years with the rank of Senior Chief Aviation Mate. He was a Veteran of both the Korean Conflict and Viet Nam war. Following retirement, he served as Treasurer/Manager of the Bowdoinham Federal Credit Union for 25 years and as Selectman of Bowdoinham. He also graduated from New Hampshire College in 1979 with a degree in Business. 

Al Acker was a proud member at the Springvale Masonic Lodge #190 for 67 years, an Honorary member of Village Masonic Lodge #26 of Bowdoinham, a member of Post 132 American Legion of Richmond, ME, Fleet Reserve Association and one of the founding members of the Snowbirds Snowmobile Club. He loved hunting and fishing and doting on his grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Beverly Allen Acker; his daughter-in-law Barbara Acker of Bowdoinham; his children Edward of Largo, FL, Kenneth of Scarborough, Douglas (and Laurie) of Gardnerville, NV; and Patricia (and David) Acker-Bailey of Mechanicsburg, PA. In addition, he leaves 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren and dear family friends Dari, Bruce and Jade Hurley. 

Al also leaves behind his brother Howard (and Marcia) Acker of Acton, ME and New Port Richey, FL and his brother-in-law Clifford Randall of Shapleigh, ME. 

He is predeceased by his son David (of Bowdoinham), his parents and two sisters Marjorie Acker Lawrence and Harriet Acker Randall. 

Burial will be at the Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale, ME. 

A public Celebration of Life is to be held at The Kincer Funeral Home at 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, ME on March 22nd from 4:30-7:30 with a short memorial at 7pm. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Kincer Funeral Home Condolences may be left at  www.kincerfuneralhome.com 


James Ayers

James Morgan Ayers, Jr., 95 years old, died after a brief illness June 10, 2014 at Covenant Hospice Inpatient and Palliative Care Center in Pensacola, Florida. Mr. Ayers was born April 16, 1919. He is preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Allie Graham Ayers and second wife of 9 years, Ersel Ellington Ayers; his divorced mother, Elizabeth Gilmer Ayers; brothers, David, Richard and William and his sisters, Charee, Gilmer and Ann.Mr. Ayers is survived by his stepdaughters, Katherine Marie Ayers and Jessica Creek (alias Allie Francis Ayers) whom he adopted during his first marriage. He is also survived by two sisters, Morgan and Mary Alice and numerous cousins and nieces.Mr. Ayers served in the U.S. Navy and upon retirement owned and ran Ace Auto Accessories for a few years. He then worked 10 years in the Civil Service and upon retirement, he and Allie traveled the States in their Holiday trailer. He was an active member of the Masonic Lodge 352 of Myrtle Grove. Best friend, Angus Comerford would drive Mr. Ayers to the monthly meetings until this past year when poor health and age caught up with Jim. Being a Charter Member, Mr. Ayers put his heart and soul into the building and support of Fairfield Presbyterian Church over the years. He, Allie and their two daughters spent many weekends helping to build the original buildings just off Mobile Highway at Fairfield Drive in Pensacola. 



Robert Amburgey

Robert C. Amburgey, 79, a resident of Saddlebrook Farms in Grayslake, IL, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020 at The Sheridan of Green Oaks in Lake Bluff, IL. He was born March 17, 1941 in Franklin, OH to Hilliard and Amanda Amburgey. Robert was a veteran of 20 years with the US Navy. After retiring he was a teacher with the College of Lake County, a substitute teacher with Vernon Hills and Libertyville High School, and worked for Panasonic. He was a member of the Grayslake and Lake Villa Lions Club and a member of the Lake Villa VFW. Robert is survived by his wife of 56 years, Beverly; his children, Lisa Amburgey of Delevan, WI and Kevin Amburgey of Skokie, IL; his nieces and nephews in Ohio; and his furry girlfriend, Daisy Mae. He was preceded in death by his parents; and 7 siblings. A visitation is scheduled for Saturday, January 2, 2021 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Grayslake Lions Club, PO Box 201. For more information, please contact 847-223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.