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    CARL C TIMKO   Fredonia, New York

    CARL G. TIMKO of Fredonia, NY died January 11, 2021 at the age of 81. A licensed funeral director, he owned Orcutt-Timko Funeral Home in Dunkirk and with his wife Trish, owned Larson-Timko Funeral Home in Fredonia. A graduate of the Simmons Institute of Mortuary Science, he was vice president of the Erie-Niagara Funeral Directors Association, and a member of the New York State Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors...

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    ROBERT "BOB" WILLIAM NINKER   Chesterfield, Missouri

    ROBERT "BOB" WILLIAM NINKER of Chester-field, MO died January 9, 2021 at the age of 87. Prior to retirement, he was employed as the executive director of the Illinois Funeral Directors Association for 29 years.

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    EDWARD A PELCZAR   Newmarket, New Hampshire

    EDWARD A. PELCZAR of Newmarket, NH died January 7, 2021 at the age of 72. A licensed funeral director and embalmer, he began working at the Brisson & Kent Funeral Home in Newmarket in 1971 and in 1986 he purchased it from Roy Kent. Pelczar continued to own and operate the Kent & Pelczar Funeral Home alongside his wife, Helen, who was the part-time book keeper. Shortly after relocating the funeral home in 1999, their son Michael Pelczar joined...

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    ELDEN E BJURLING   Gardner, Massachusetts

    ELDEN E. BJURLING of Gardner, MA died January 2, 2021 at the age of 70. He was president and owner of the Smith Funeral Home in Gardner until 2007, following his father who owned the funeral home up until his death in 1972. Bjurling graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1972, receiving a Bachelor of Science from the College of Medical Science, where he served as secretary/treasurer. He was a member of the National Funeral Directors...

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    CARNIE P BRAGG, JR   Paterson, New Jersey

    CARNIE P. BRAGG JR of Paterson, NJ died December 29, 2020 at the age of 81. He worked along-side his father, Carnie P. Bragg Sr., at the Carnie P. Bragg Funeral Homes Inc as a second-generation funeral director. Following the death of his father in 1972, Bragg acquired ownership of the firm and continued to operate it as senior director. A 1963 graduate of the McAllister School of Embalming, he was a member of the National Funeral Director's and...

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    JOHN WUESTEFELD   Dover, Indiana

    JOHN WUESTEFELD of Dover, IN died December 29, 2020 at the age of 75. He joined his mother, Edith Andres Wuestefeld as a fourth-generation funeral director at the present Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home. John acquired ownership of the firm after the death of his mother in 1979. He graduated from mortuary college in 1962.

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    OLIVER WENDELL LOMAX   Dallas, Texas

    OLIVER WENDELL LOMAX of Dallas, TX died December 27, 2020 at the age of 73. A funeral director for over forty years, he served his apprenticeship at the Black and Clark Funeral Home. Lomax worked at several funeral homes before establishing the Lomax Funeral Home in 1989. A 1976 graduate of the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science, he was a member of the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Independent Funeral Directors of...

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    DANIEL N MACLEAN   Wellsville, Ohio

    DANIEL N. MACLEAN of Wellsville, OH died December 26, 2020 at the age of 91. He joined his father and uncle as a funeral director at the MacLean Funeral Home. He continued his service to his community with the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Home for many years. A 1951 graduate of the Pitts-burgh Institute of Mortuary Science, he was a member of the Ohio Embalmers Association and received his 50 years of service pin from the Ohio Funeral...

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    DUNCAN W MUNRO   Worcester, Massachusetts

    DUNCAN W. MUNRO of Worcester, formerly of Northborough, MA died December 26, 2020 at the age of 94. He served as the superintendent for Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge from 1966 until 1989. He was a member of the Massachusetts Cemetery Association, New England Cemetery Association and was past president of the American Cemetery Association, now the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association. Munro co-chaired the first...

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    FLEMUEL BROWN , JR   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    FLEMUEL BROWN JR of West Philadelphia, PA died December 24, 2020 at the age of 93. A funeral director for 63 years, he owned and operated the Flemuel Brown, Jr Funeral Home, which he established alongside his wife, the late Mary Rebecca Walker. He graduated from the H. E. Dolan College of Embalming.

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    KENNETH R. "SNAKE" HOWELL   Weirton, West Virginia

    KENNETH R. "SNAKE" HOWELL of Weirton, WV died December 23, 2020 at the age of 84. A funeral director for over 50 years, he owned and operated funeral homes in Weirton and New Cumberland, WV. For the past 29 years, Howell worked at the Perman Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Inc in Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.

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    THEODORE J. "TED" SCHLEIFER III   North Braddock, Pennsylvania

    THEODORE J. "TED" SCHLEIFER III of North Braddock, PA died December 22, 2020 at the age of 75. He was the owner and operator of Schleifer Funeral Chapel Inc. A graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, he did graduate work as a reading specialist at the University of Pittsburgh and was a member of the Allegheny County, Steel Valley and Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Associations.

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    MARVIN WILMAR ZUCKER   East Jordan, Michigan

    MARVIN WILMAR ZUCKER of East Jordan and formerly of Frankenmuth, MI died December 22, 2020 at the age of 80. A licensed funeral director for over fifty-five years, he worked at Cederberg Funeral Home in Saginaw, and in 1970, he became part owner and manager of Cederberg-Zucker Funeral Home in Frankenmuth. In 1991 Zucker went to work for Miles Martin Funeral Home in Mount Morris. He graduated from the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science.

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    JOHN "JACK" FRANCIS FOLEY   Yorktown, New York

    JOHN "JACK" FRANCIS FOLEY of Yorktown, NY died December 18, 2020 at the age of 83. A licensed funeral director, he was employed at Riverside Memorial Chapels in New York and Westchester until his retirement in January 2000. He graduated from the American Academy McAllister Institute.

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    THADDEUS W. "BUD" WILDE   Parkesburg, Pennsylvania

    THADDEUS W. "BUD" WILDE of Parkesburg, PA died December 17, 2020 at the age of 89. A 1953 graduate of the Eckels College of Mortuary Science, he was a fourth-generation funeral director at Wilde Funeral Home.

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    JERRY BENNETT   Benton, Kentucky

    JERRY BENNETT of Benton, KY died December 10, 2020 at the age of 82. He served his apprentice-ship at O'Neil Funeral Home in Corbin before joining the Filbeck-Cann Funeral Home as a licensed funeral director. In the early 1970s, Jerry and his wife, Mary along with Neal Tolbert and his wife, Elizabeth, became partners together and shared ownership of Filbeck-Cann. After almost thirty years of dedication to the funeral profession, Jerry and his...

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    WAYNE ALLEN   Davison, Michigan

    WAYNE ALLEN of Davison, MI died December 9, 2020 at the age of 73. A 1974 graduate of the Worsham College of Mortuary Science, he served his apprenticeship at Reigle Funeral Homes. Allen worked alongside his wife, Margaret in owning and operating the Allen Funeral Home from 1987 until his retirement in 2009. The business was sold to his sons, Eric and Paul.

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    BEULAH MCCLINTON WOODY   Roselle, New Jersey

    BEULAH MCCLINTON WOODY of Roselle, NJ died December 9, 2020 at the age of 61. She served her apprenticeship at G. G. Woody Funeral Home, LLC under the guidance of George G. Woody, Jr and the late William "Mike" Franklin. Woody served the funeral home for over 35 years as a manager and funeral director. A graduate of the American Academy McAllister Institute of Mortuary Science, she was a member of the New Jersey Funeral Directors Association,...

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    CHARLES LEE "CHUCKIE" GRAY   Kerrville, Texas

    CHARLES LEE "CHUCKIE" GRAY of Kerrville, TX died December 3, 2020 at the age of 67. He established Grimes Funeral Chapels in 1976 and continued to work there as a funeral director until his retirement in 2000. He returned to Grimes in 2006, working part-time. A 1975 graduate of the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science, he was past secretary of the Hill County Funeral Directors Association.

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    DOMINIC D. "DON" CUZZOCREA   Columbus, Ohio

    DOMINIC D. "DON" CUZZOCREA of Columbus, OH died November 29, 2020 at the age of 75. Prior to his retirement, Don served as president and CEO of Accubuilt, having previously served as president and CEO of S&S/Superior of Ohio, Inc. Well known in the professional vehicle industry he served as president of the Limousine Industry Manufacturer's Organization (LIMO) in 1998.

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