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    MARTIN R. DABLE   Waukesha, Wisconsin

    MARTIN R. DABLE of Waukesha, WI died September 19, 2019 at the age of 83. A licensed funeral director, he worked for Borgwardt Funeral Home, Molthen Bell Funeral Home and John J. Walloch Funeral Home before purchasing the former Hansen Funeral Home in 1972 with his partner William Randle. He remained co-owner of the Randle-Dable Funeral Home until his retirement. A graduate of the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science, he served on the board...

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    ELISSA ANN "DR. D" DEBENEDICTIS   Pleasantville, New York

    ELISSA ANN "DR. D" DEBENEDICTIS of Pleasantville, NY died September 18, 2019 at the age of 49. She worked at American Academy McAllister Institute for 22 years as a professor, director of academic support and coordinator of clinical embalming.

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    JOHN E. "JAKE" BAALS   Northfield, New Jersey

    JOHN E. "JAKE" BAALS of Northfield, NJ died September 12, 2019 at the age of 59. A licensed funeral director, he worked at the Godfrey Funeral Homes for over 20 years and graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1984.

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    DONAVON "DON" CRAIG LAKIN   Pierce City, Missouri

    DONAVON "DON" CRAIG LAKIN of Pierce City, MO died September 4, 2019 at the age of 78. He owned Commercial Embalming Service for several years in Springfield, MO before selling it. Don and his wife Mary, also a licensed funeral director, operated Larkin Funeral Homes in Pierce city and Stotts City. A graduate of the John A. Gupton College of Mortuary Science, he was appointed to the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors in 1986,...

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    BRIAN RICHARD HUBERT HORNE   Christiansburg, Virginia

    BRIAN RICHARD HUBERT HORNE of Christiansburg, VA died September 1, 2019 at the age of 46. A third generation funeral director, Certified Funeral Service Practitioner and certified CANA Crematory Operator, Horne was president of the Horne Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Christiansburg. A 1992 graduate of the Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service, he was active in the Virginia Funeral Directors Association, serving as a member of the board...

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    RICHARD DANIEL "DAN" SNYDER   Mount Vernon, Ohio

    RICHARD DANIEL "DAN" SNYDER of Mount Vernon, formerly of Fredericktown, OH died August 30, 2019 at the age of 75. A retired funeral director, he managed Snyder Funeral Home. Snyder graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and was a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association.

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    DAVID J. MCLELLAN   Ormond Beach, Florida

    DAVID J. MCLELLAN of Ormond Beach, FL and Og-densburg, NY died August 28, 2019 at the age of 64. A third generation funeral director, he assumed ownership of the McLellan Funeral Home in 1988 and was currently employed at Lohman Funeral Home in Ormond Beach. He graduated with a mortuary science degree from ATC Canton College and was a member of the New York State Funeral Directors Association.

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    WILLIAM C. MCCONAGHY   Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

    WILLIAM C. MCCONAGHY of Newtown Square, for-merly of Villanova, PA died August 26, 2019 at the age of 82. A third generation funeral director, he was the owner and operator of the McConaghy Funeral Home in Ardmore, which was established by his grandfather in 1894. Due to his funeral service background, he was assigned to Arlington National Cemetery while being enlisted in the Army in 1958, where he assisted families of veterans with funeral...

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    MELVIN THOMAS LEWIS   Lodi, California

    MELVIN THOMAS LEWIS of Lodi, CA died August 20, 2019 at the age of 71. He worked in the cemetery industry for over 40 years in various capacities including serving on the board of directors for Cherokee Memorial Park; Lone Tree Cemetery; Cemetery 360; and Cordeiro Vault Company. He was a member of the Catholic Cemetery Conference.

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    STANLEY THEODORE LEVINSON   Pikeville, Maryland

    STANLEY THEODORE LEVINSON of Pikeville, MD died August 19, 2019 at the age of 89. A third generation funeral director, he worked for more than 70 years at his family's funeral home, Sol Levinson & Bros Inc, which was established by his grandfather in 1892. He was a member of the Maryland State Board of Morticians.

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    HELEN J "FOTH" DORFMEYER   Toledo, Ohio

    HELEN J "FOTH" DORFMEYER of Toledo, OH died August 18, 2019 at the age of 96. A third generation funeral director, she had been licensed in the state of Ohio for 60 years. Dorfmeyer began working at the John C. Foth Undertaking Co, which was established by her grandfather, John C. Foth in 1982. She later served as the owner and operator of Foth-Dorfmeyer Mortuary with her late husband, Emery W. Dorfmeyer, Sr., for 54 years.

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    DARLA BUTZINE TRIPOLI   Washington, Pennsylvania

    DARLA BUTZINE TRIPOLI of Washington, PA died August 17, 2019 at the age of 55. A licensed funeral director, certified celebrant and life tribute professional, she worked at Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services for the past five years as the manager and pre-plan specialist. Tripoli graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 2002, where she had been an instructor of the past 10 years.

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    RICHARD J. FLUEHR, JR   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    RICHARD J. FLUEHR JR Philadelphia, PA died August 16, 2019 at the age of 59. A fourth generation funeral director, he served the communities of Philadelphia and Bucks County for over 40 years at Fluehr Funeral Home, which was established by his great grandfather in 1898. He graduated from the Mercer County Community College in New Jersey.

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    ERIC DALE COLLINS   Bainbridge, Georgia

    PASTOR ERIC DALE COLLINS of Bainbridge, GA died August 13, 2019 at the age of 47. A licensed funeral director and embalmer, he was the founder and president of Collins Family Mortuary, Inc in Bainbridge. He previously worked at the Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home in Atlanta for 20 years and had served his apprenticeship with Raleigh Rucker Funeral Home, Inc and continued his mentorship in embalming at H.O.P.E. Funeral Home alongside Pastor Greg...

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    JEREMIAH C. "JERRY" BORDEN   Sheffield, Pennsylvania

    JEREMIAH C. "JERRY" BORDEN of Sheffield, PA died August 10, 2019 at the age of 77. A licensed funeral director for over 50 years, he was the fourth generation working alongside his father and grandfather at the Borden Funeral Home in Sheffield. A 1963 graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, he served 25 years with the Warren County Corners office.

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    A. CHARLES MUELLER , JR   LaSalle, Illinois

    A CHARLES MUELLER JR of LaSalle, IL died August 9, 2019at the age of 70. A longtime funeral director, he joined his father in 1970 at the Mueller Funeral Home in Peru and Lostant as well as the Mueller-Pagani Funeral Home in LaSalle. He also worked alongside his brother and father to establish the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa and Cherry and later became a partner at Prey-Mueller Funeral Home in Oglesby. Mueller retired as president of the...

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    ADAM BENJAMIN ROBINSON, JR   Pine Bluff, Arkansas

    ADAM BENJAMIN ROBINSON JR of Pine Bluff, AR died August 8, 2019 at the age of 69. A fourth generation funeral director, he served as president of the Ralph Robinson & Son, Inc, president of Cooperative Life Insurance Company and secretary/treasurer of Robinson & Fuller, Inc. A 1973 graduate of the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science, he was a president and member of both the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association and Arkansas State Board of...

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    TIMOTHY E RYAN   Siesta Key, Florida

    TIMOTHY E. RYAN of Siesta Keys, FL and Lavallette, NJ died August 7, 2019 at the age of 68. A licensed funeral director, he began working as an intern at Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Director's of Trenton and Lawrenceville, NJ. Ryan went on to serve the remainder of his internship with his uncle Jack at the John J. Ryan Home for Funerals in Keansburg, NJ. He was manager of the Colonial Funeral Home in Lavallette for 11 years before purchasing it...

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    FRED B SPARKS   Bucyrus, Ohio

    FRED B. SPARKS of Bucyrus, OH died August 4, 2019 at the age of 76. A retired funeral director, he worked for Reeb Funeral Home in Sylvania for several years before moving to Bucyrus in 1975 to work at the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home. He retired in 1999 as president of the funeral home. A graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, he was a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association.

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    REV RICKY L CALHOUN   Little Rock, Arkansas

    REV RICKY L. CALHOUN of Little Rock, AR died Au-gust 3, 2019 at the age of 66. A licensed funeral director, he began working at OT Smith Funeral Home and the Dubission Funeral Home before establishing the Calhoun Funeral Home in North Little Rock in the late 80's. A bigger facility in Southwest Little Rock was added and the funeral home became known as Calhoun-Wilson Funeral Service. In 2017, Calhoun became chief executive of his son's funeral...

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