William Robert “Bob” Castle passed away on Friday, March 22, 2019 at The University of Kentucky Medical Center. Born November 15, 1963 in Huntington West Virginia, Bobby was taken from us too soon at the young age of 55 years old. He is survived by his best friend and wife, Carol Anne Castle. He is the father to Cory Castle (Morgan) and Hannah Castle. Papaw to Lucy DeWitt, Foxx Castle, and Olivia Kearns. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Douglas Castle; his mother, Gay Elizabeth Meredith Castle; and a sister Deborah Gay Castle. Also survived by his brother, Kevin Castle (Christy), several cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
He served as an IT Systems Analyst for Schneider Electric. He is a retired Veteran of the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserves, where he served on the Honor Guard for Arlington National Cemetery and worked for the National Security Agency.
His entrepreneurial spirit started young when he and his brother Kevin, would open up the family garage and have “yard sales” unbeknownst to their parents. His most recent entrepreneurial endeavor came with the start of Mower Medic. A business endeavor he took great pride in and hoped to continue on into his retirement.
Bobby loved to travel, with his favorite locations being the Caribbean and Las Vegas. He loved to start the morning of his Caribbean vacation with a Blue Hawaiian, floating in the pool. The start of Bobby’s love for Las Vegas, began with his 50th Birthday Celebration, where he spent the day skydiving over the Las Vegas desert. He was known to play a mean hand of Black Jack and take a chance on a few slot machines (Buffalo!).
He loved Kentucky Wildcat Football and Basketball. And was a loyal, lifelong fan of the Cincinnati Bengals, no matter how bad their season. Bobby had a giving heart that included taking care of his family and neighbors as well as service in Haiti. A part of his heart will always belong to his beloved Cocker Spaniel, Jasper Jones. His love for dogs and big heart lead him to rescue and love many dogs in need. He was an avid runner, having completed numerous half-marathons and the Marine Corp Marathon, twice. Although the second marathon was done purely out of love for Carol, who wanted to run it with him.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 28 at Milward-Southland, 391 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
Graveside Service with full Military Honors to be held Friday, March 29 at Camp Nelson National Cemetery at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to GRRAND, Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs http://www.grrand.org
CHATMAN, MSGT John Stanley,
Age 70, of Dayton, received his wings on Thursday, February 28, 2019. He was born July 23, 1948 in Dayton, Ohio to the late John and Evelyn Chatman. He leaves to cherish his memory: (3) sisters, Avis Crutcher Williams, Dagmar Chatman-Keith (Cordell) and Toni Chatman Alexander; nephew, Don Allen Crutcher Jr.; (3) nieces, Latoya McFarland, Jamila Chatman and Carmen Williams, and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held 4-8 pm., Friday, March 8, 2019 at Thomas Funeral Home, 4520 Salem Ave. Homegoing celebration will be held 1:00 p.m., SATURDAY, March 9, 2019 at GREATER ALLEN AME CHURCH, 1620 W. Fifth St., with Pastor Elmer S. Martin, officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Interment will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 11, 2019 at the Dayton National Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Thomas Funeral Home, 4520 Salem Ave. On-line condolences may also be sent to the family at www.thomasfunerals.com
MOOSBRUGGER, J.R., Richard Charles “Dick” 71, of Monroe, North Carolina passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2018. He was born on November 29, 1946 in Dayton, Ohio. He was a son to Richard C. Moosbrugger S.R. and Frances Withrow Moosbrugger. He is preceded in death by his father, Richard, and his wife Teresita “Tess” Deboma Moosbrugger. Dick married Tess on April 25, 1969. They resided in Celina, Ohio for 40 years before retiring to North Carolina. While residing in Celina, Dick worked at New Idea and Parker Hannifin. Dick was known to be a man of few words but would do anything for anybody. His wife and boys were the most important thing in life. Dick was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina. After moving to North Carolina, he attended St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Mint Hill, NC. Dick followed his father’s footsteps into the United States Marine Corps, Semper Fi! He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. After returning to the States, he enlisted in the Air Force reserves. After 20 years of service, he retired from his military career. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. Dick took on the task of being his wife’s caregiver as she suffered through her battle with Alzheimer’s. He did this with compassion and love while living up to his promise to her family in the Philippines to take care of her to the very end. He is survived by his mother Frances, 93 years young. Children Richard Charles Moosbrugger, III “Rick” and wife Heather, Robert Francis Moosbrugger “Bob” and wife Esther, David John Moosbrugger and wife Trish; step-daughter Maria Hope Jackson and husband Ainsworth Jackson Sr., grandchildren Ainsworth Jr., Adonis, Zach, Jake, Landon, Duncan, Sterling, Andrew, Vincent, Kai, Brooks; and great-granddaughter Lorelai; brother Mark Moosbrugger and wife Kathy; sister Becky Lingmann and husband Michael and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, July 16, 2018 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Baker-Hazel Snider Funeral Home, 5555 Philadelphia Drive, Dayton, OH 45415. Mass of Christian Burial begins at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Baker-Hazel Snider Funeral Home. Following the service, the burial will be at Dayton Veterans Cemetery with military honors paid for his service to our country.
Published in Dayton Daily News on July 12, 2018
Jul 22, 2017
Juan (John) Mafnas Indalecio
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
Founding Member of 87th APSA
Age 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 http://www.dmefuneral.com.
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 http://www.edgingtonfuneralhomes.com
Jan 31, 2017
Donald E Newbauer
Age 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.
Jan 20, 2017
Nancy Lou Hampton (nee. Marshall)
Age 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.
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 (Patty); 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 http://www.pancan.org.
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 http://www.melcher-sowers.com.
Published in Sidney Daily News from Mar. 11 to Mar. 12, 2015
William R. “Bill” Anders, 71, of Quincy, died at 6:05 p.m. Sunday (April 27, 2014) in his home. Born Sept. 27, 1942, in Quincy, Bill was a son of Roy Earl and Mildred Ruth Klusmeyer Anders.
Bill was a 1960 graduate of Quincy High School. He joined the U.S. Air Force in January 1962 and served at bases in California, Ohio and Texas during his career. Bill served three tours of duty during the Vietnam War. He completed courses in jungle survival, water survival and aircraft loadmaster and attained 5,000 accident-free flying hours. He retired in 1981 as a master sergeant.
Bill then accepted an overseas civil service assignment that took him to Korea, where he managed golf courses on various military bases. He resigned in 1990 from the civil service to move back to Quincy to care for his parents. Bill was employed at the Illinois Veterans Home from 1997 until his retirement in 2003.
A proud member of the Class of 1960, Bill enjoyed taking part in planning class reunions and hosting fellow classmates for golf outings at Cedar Crest Country Club during the reunion. He was an avid golfer who recorded five holes in one and enjoyed playing in the WIGA tournaments and many golf outings. He especially looked forward to playing the Private Joe Golf Tournament and the Alzheimer’s Golf Tournament every year. Bill was a part of the “Cedar Crest Gang” who would play cards almost everyday. Bill loved life. He enjoyed a good cigar, going to Kelly’s and the “Boat,” and having a drink with friends.
Survivors include a brother, Gary Anders, of Quincy; a very special person to Bill, Donna Shields, of Quincy; an aunt, Blanche Klusmeyer of Quincy; and many loving cousins and friends. Mr. Anders was preceded in death by his parents.
Bill was a ART loadmaster at Rickenbacker. I can recall many good times with Bill. He was a pal that we all will miss. I found this out when a US Mail letter that I sent to Bill was returned to me today.
Added to Final Flyover in Mar 2015.
Senior Master Sergeant Sally L. Brown
Sunrise October 31, 1945 – Sunset January 16, 2014
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.
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.
March 31, 2010
SMITH, USAF SMSgt. (Ret.) Edward John “Smitty” age 65 of Fairborn, passed away Wednesday, 31 March 2010 at Hospice of Dayton. He was born 05 Oct 44 in Philadelphia, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret and Edward Smith; and a brother, Daniel Smith. Ed is survived by his wife of 27 years, Helen Redwine-Smith; a daughter, Major Margaret Clevenger and husband Lynn of Keesler AFB, Miss.; two grandsons, Justin Edward and Noah Douglas Clevenger; mother-in-law, Sallie (Richard) Hawkins; two sisters-in-law, Glenda Redwine- Gilyot and husband Leo Gilyot, Evelyn Alexander and fiancé John Wise; brother-in-law, Claude (Lillyette) Redwine, Jr. and children; nephews, Andrew (Sherry) Alexander, Jr. and children, Brian Alexander; as well as numerous other extended family and friends. Ed served his country on active duty in the United States Air Force, retiring in 1982 from Wright-Patterson AFB as a Senior Master Sergeant. He was the founder of the 87th Aerial Port Squadron at Wright-Patterson AFB and was the first appointed Military Airlift Command (MAC) Advisor. Ed was a veteran of Vietnam and was a lifetime member of VFW 6861 and American Legion Post 526 in Fairborn. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday April 6, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn. The family will receive friends from 12:00 Noon until the time of service. Interment with full military honors will follow in the Dayton National Cemetery. The family would like to acknowledge with deepest gratitude to their many friends for their kindness, thoughts and prayers. May God bless and keep you. No words can really express our feelings…..
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.