In Memoriam

Indaleci, Juan 3

Jul 22, 2017

Juan (John) Mafnas Indalecio
Indalecio, Juan (John) Mafnas, age 79, gardener, grill master, serviceman, volunteer, and family man, passed away peacefully at home on July 22, 2017 surrounded by his loving wife, Marcia, and their children and grandchildren.

John was born February 27, 1938, in Guam to Juan and Ignacia (Mafnas) Indalecio as the youngest boy of eight children. In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by his daughter, Jennifer (1980), and siblings, Antonio, Jose, Francesca, and Mariano Indalecio and Ana Palican.

John was retired from the USAF in 1993, having served eight years active duty and 13 years in the 87th Aerial Port Squadron of the Air Force Reserves. After working at Frigidaire, Delco Air and Harrison Radiator, in 1999 John retired from General Motors where he was known as “Little John.”

John was an engaged member of St. Helen Parish. For many years, he and Marcia were active in Worldwide Marriage Encounter. A core commitment was the St. Vincent DePaul Society, where he took care of the Tuesday morning bread run for the last 16 years and volunteered his services wherever needed. Additionally, John could be found at the grill in the Metts and Brats booth during the annual St. Helen festival. After retirement, John also volunteered as a landscaper at the Five Rivers MetroParks.

John is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marcia (Redrick); children, John (Michael Gilligan) of Brooklyn, Julia (Stephen Sinden) of Cincinnati, and Jeffrey (Licia Leger) of Columbus; grandchildren, Sam, Maya, Benji, Gavin, and Ava; siblings, Julia Aguero of North Carolina and Julita (John) Munoz of Guam. He also leaves behind many dear sisters- and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Many thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff at The James Cancer Hospital, Miami Valley Hospital, and Hospice of Dayton.

Mar 25, 2017

Harvey Lee Hampton

81, of Newport, passed away at his home on March 25, 2017. He was an office worker with Powell Valves and an Army veteran, serving in the Korean War. Harvey was also a member of VFW Post #5662, the Sons of the American Revolution, the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, the 87th Aerial Port Sq. and Assn. and the First Christian Church of Ft. Thomas. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Nancy Lou Hampton; brothers, Wade and Robert Hampton and sisters, Cynthia Grammo, Virginia Suprenant and Jean Dejarnette. Harvey is survived by his daughter, Christie (Rick) Durbin, 6 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren, brothers, Charles (Rhonda), James, David, and Barry Hampton and sister, Nancy Hampton. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home, 241 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, with the Sons of American Revolution performing a ceremony immediately following the visitation. A funeral ceremony will be held at 1:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Rd., Edgewood, KY 41017. Online condolences can be given at



Feb 20, 2017

Sheri Rose Smith

Age 59, of Englewood, passed away peacefully at Hospice of Dayton on February 20, 2017. Sheri is survived by her husband Barry; children Lauren (Travis), Brendan, and Jordan; mother Pat Litton; siblings Linda, Gary, and Jeff; Grandkids Aubrey and Owen. A Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 25th at Precious Blood Catholic Church 4961 Salem Ave. Dayton, OH 45416, by Father Timothy Knepper C.PP.S. The family will receive friends an hour prior. A Celebration of Sheri’s Life will follow immediately at Fayevores Banquet Center in West Milton.


February 2, 2017
Robert Louis “Beaver” Orr,

age 79, of Sardinia, Ohio, died  Thursday,  at his home in Sardinia.

He was born September 26, 1937 in Cincinnati, OH, son of the late  Ralph John Orr and Gladys Laverne Williams Orr.

Beaver served 30 years in the United States Military; 10 years in the Army and 20 years in the Air Force.  He also retired from General Motors after 30 years and was a volunteer on the Sardinia Fire Department and a former member of the Sardinia Life Squad.

He was a member of the Sardinia Masonic Lodge #254 F&AM, the American Legion Post #755, the DAV, and the Peace Lutheran Church.

Surviving is his wife, Carol Ann Orr of Sardinia, whom he married November 7, 2007,  daughter, Cindy (Robert) Chaney of Sardinia, daughter, Tina (John) Lewis of Sardinia, son, Rudy (Kristina) Orr of Sardinia, son, John (Mary) Orr of Eastgate, 4 step-children, 18 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, sister-in-law, Dorothy Orr of Sardinia, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Orr was preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald Evan Orr,William Thomas Orr, and a sister-in-law, Mary Katherine Orr.

Services will be held at Sardinia Church of Christ, Sunday February 5, 2017 at 3:00 pm with Kevin Hamilton officiating.  Interment will follow in the Sardinia Cemetery where the American legion  Post #755 Honor Guard will conduct full military honors.

Friends will be received at the Sardinia Church of Christ Sunday, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Masonic services will be held at 3:00 with traditional service immediately following.

Contributions in Beaver’s memory may be made to the American Legion Post #755 or the Sardinia Fire Department. The Edgington Funeral Home, Mowrystown, is serving the family.  To sign the online guest book, go to


Jan 31, 2017
Donald E Newbauer

73, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at Wayne HealthCare. Donald was born Wednesday, March 31, 1943, in Covington, Ohio, a son of the late Robert and Lois (Hoover) Newbauer.  Donald served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force. He was very active in the 87th APS Association. Donald was a life member of the Airforce Sergeants Association and the AMVETS. He was also a member of the American Legion, VFW, and the Masonic Lodge all of Greenville. Donald had retired from Fram in Greenville.
In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Karen S. Newbauer, son, Vincent Newbauer, brothers, Robert Newbauer, Jr., Ronnie Newbauer, Rodney Newbauer and Charlie Newbauer and a sister, Sissy Newbauer.
Donald is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Shawna and Mike Wise of Greenville; grandsons, Douglas and Aaron; brothers, Merle Lee Newbauer and John A. Newbauer; sisters, Ruth Avery and Lynn Newbauer; several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Greenville Grace Brethren Church, 4805 State Route 49 S. in Greenville with Pastor Marshall Gipe officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. Family and friends may visit Saturday from 12:-2 p.m. at Greenville Grace Brethren Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the 87th APS Association, PO Box 15585, Covington, KY 41015, attention; children’s Christmas fund. Condolences may be left for the family at



Jan 20, 2017

Nancy Lou Hampton (nee. Marshall)

81, of Newport, passed away on January 20, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood, KY. She was a homemaker. Nancy is preceded in death by her parents, Ira and Sheila (Cain) Marshall; brothers, Ira and Jerry Marshall and her sister, Joann Marshall. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Harvey Lee Hampton; daughter, Christie (Rick) Durbin, 6 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 5 great – great grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the Evergreen Cemetery Chapel, Southgate, KY with a funeral ceremony to follow at 1:00 pm. Burial will take place in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Fisher, Jeffrey
May 13, 2016
Jeffrey Lynn Fisher

age 68, of Kettering, passed away May 13, 2016 at home. He was born October 13, 1947 in Dayton to the late Oscar and Virginia Fisher. In addition to his parents,

Jeff was preceded in death by his sons: Jeff Fisher and Kevin Fisher. Jeff is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Suzi Fisher; son, Garrett and fiance, Samantha; daughter, Michelle; grandsons: Will Fisher and Allyn; brothers: Randy (Laura) and Rick (P
atty); two sisters; and many nieces and nephews. Family was always important to Jeff; his son and grandsons were his greatest loves. Jeff was a 1966 Beavercreek High School Graduate. He graduated from Sinclair College and Park University, and was proud to be a life-long student. Jeff loved spending time with his family, 5K runs, bowling and racquetball. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force for 30 years, where he was a member of the 87th and 610 Mass. Jeff always had a smile, and his sunny personality will be greatly missed. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Newcomer Funeral Home, 3380 Dayton-Xenia Road, where the family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service, from 12:30-1:30 pm. Burial and Military Honors will follow at Dayton National Cemetery at 3:00 pm. Jeff’s family would like to thank the staff at VITAS Hospice for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jeff’s memory to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at

Paul Webb Obituary

PIQUA — Paul A. Webb, age 75, of Piqua, went to be with the Lord at 12:04 a.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at Kindred Hospital, Dayton.

He was born in Sidney, Ohio, on Feb. 25, 1940, to the late Ray J. and Mary Lucille (Davis) Webb. On Feb. 20, 1976, in Sidney, Ohio, he married Roberta E. “Robbie” Hubley. She survives.

Paul is also survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Julia Webb and Michael Taitel, Deerfield, Illinois, and Kathy and Mike Ruffing, Brunswick, Ohio; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Phillip and Joyce Webb, Springboro, Ohio, and Brent and Jane Webb, Reno, Nevada; and four grandchildren, Jordan and Jacob Taitel, Deerfield, Illinois, and Michael and Emily Ruffing, Brunswick, Ohio.

Paul graduated from Sidney High School in 1955. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Piqua. Paul was a member of Piqua American Legion Post 184, Piqua Fraternal Order of the Eagles and Sidney Loyal Order of the Moose 568.

For many years Paul was an active member of Miami Shelby Chapter of the Barber Shop Harmony Society Melody Men Chorus and Lamp Post 4 Quartet. He was a representative for Prudential Insurance Co. in Piqua for 29 years before retiring in 1995. He received the LUTCF Designation upon his retirement. Paul was a professional associate of Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home from 1995 to 2004.

Paul proudly served his country as a member of the US Navy. He also served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve where he retired with the rank of Senior Master Sergeant in November 1995.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at St. Boniface Church, Piqua with the Rev. Thomas Bolte Celebrant and the Rev. Angelo Caserta as co-celebrants.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua. A prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Full military honors will be presented by The Veterans Elite Tribute Squad.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Boniface Reserve Education Fund, 310 South Downing Street, Piqua, OH 45356 or Hospice of Miami County, P. O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Published in Sidney Daily News from Mar. 11 to Mar. 12, 2015

Senior Master Sergeant Sally L. Brown

Sunrise October 31, 1945 – Sunset January 16, 2014
Brown, Sally
Jan 16, 2014
Sally  L. Brown

age 69, resided in Columbus, Ohio for the past 30 plus years and was a faithful member of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorate of Dr. Keith A. Troy. Sally was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Douglas and Sally Branham of Wheeling, West Virginia, and her former husband, Ralph Brown of Anderson South Carolina. Left to cherish her memory are: sister, Joan D. Branham of Harlem, New York; brother, Douglas Larry Branham (Beverly) of Weirton, West Virginia; devoted friend, Charles ‘Chip’ Carolina of Columbus, Ohio; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Sally was born, raised and educated in Wheeling, West Virginia and among a long list of achievements, Sally and her sister, Joan, were the first Black Cheerleaders at Clay Jr. High School in Wheeling. Sally went on to become the first Black Drum Majorette at Wheeling High School. She traveled to New York City to perform in the 1964-1965 World’s Fair, and moved there shortly afterward to work in the finance department at Macy’s Department Store, and later Morgan Guarantee Trust, prior to relocating to Columbus.

Sally worked at the State Department of Development and owned and operated her own fitness and exercise business, “Sally Brown’s Body Repair”. During this same period of her life, Ms. Brown enlisted in the United States Air Force as a reservist and later became an active duty Airman. Following 25 years of distinguished service she retired with honors, as a Senior Master Sergeant. However, she was not all work and no play, she A-K-A ‘Brown Sugar’ found great delight in riding her motorcycle as a proud member of the Buffalo Soldiers motorcycle club, New Jersey chapter.

Sally’s personal and professional achievements have touched the lives of many, both young and old, and will leave an indelible mark that can be referenced as they press forward in their own journey toward grace.

Many of us knew Sally. She worked in Special Handling and Pax. We will miss her friendly face and warm smile.

Bishop, Pam
May 12, 2010
TSgt Pamela J. Bishop

age 50, of Xenia, Ohio, formerly of Triadelphia, WV, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at The Hospice of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. Born June 19, 1959, in Wheeling, WV, she was the daughter of Millard A. (Bud) and Lora (Dean) Bishop.

Pam graduated from Wheeling Park High School in 1977 and earned a degree in radiologic technology from Sinclair Community College in Dayton in 1997. She served in the USAF for twenty-two years. Pam was an active member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Xenia, Ohio, a volunteer for the Look Good, Feel Better Program of the American Cancer Society, and a team captain for the Ohio County Relay for Life for the past four years.

Smith, Ed 2
March 31, 2010
Ed Smith

It is with great sadness that we must report the loss of one of our own. Ed Smith passed away on March 31, 2010. Our heartfelt condolences and sympathy go out to Ed’s wife Helen and all of the Smith family. Ed was one of the good guys. Please keep Helen and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

Robinson Larry
March 17,2010
Larry Eugene Robbins

age 67, was born September 15,1943 to the late Oscar and Pinki Robbins, also husband to the late Ursula Robbins. He was a graduate of north College Hill High school. He also retired from the United States Air Force, and later retired from the University of Cincinnati Police Department in May, 2002. He also was employed with the Cincinnati Police department for 5 years. Please keep Larry’s family in your thoughts and prayers.


4 thoughts on “In Memoriam

  1. The oldtimers may remember Col. Norm Hayes. He was Yuengling’s boss and a friend of mine since 1970. He passed away last Sunday at the age of 73. For those who remember him, now’s a good time to remember him again.

    Mark Kuruzovich

  2. I am saddened by the loss of so many of our friends. May God keep them until wwe all meet again.

    Psalm 48:14 . . . For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death. Amen

  3. Hi my name is John Orr, i am the proud son of Robert Orr,a long time airmen in the 87th APS.Robert passed away on Feb 2nd 2017 I just wanted to tell you how proud he was to serve with the 87th APS ,He loved serving his country and really enjoyed the lasting friendships he made while serving with the 87th.Thank you

    • John,

      It is nice to hear from you. We miss your father. Charlie, Jim, Dale, June and I attended the funeral. It was a special service. Dale, June and I went to the cemetery to see him the military service.

      I came into the 87th in 1993. You father was in the unit and I enjoyed serving with him. I am not sure of his retirement date. I think it was about 1997 or so. I know that he enjoyed being in the Air Force. We all like him. He always had a positive attitude. I can remember to this day the sound of his unique and distinctive voice. He was s great role model. Starting in 2009 we formed a reserve association. He and Carol came to a few reunions and Breakfast events.

      We have been keeping photos and of out departed members. We try to keep them in our memory. At the reunion in August 10-13, we will be having a moment of remembrance at our banquet. On Aug 12th. Please let me know if you are interested in attending,

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