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    JOHN A RITCHAY , SR   Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

    JOHN A. RITCHAY SR of Wisconsin Rapids, WI died May 19, 2019 at the age of 89. He founded the Ritchay Funeral Home in 1957 when he purchased the Krohn and Berard Funeral Home. In 1981 he purchased the Feldner Funeral Home, now the Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home in Neboosa. A gradu-ate of the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science, he was honored in 2005 by the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association for his 50 years of service as a licensed...

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    BERNARD COLEMAN CASTELLAW, JR   Smyrna, Hawaii

    BERNARD COLEMAN CASTELLAW JR of Smyrna, GA died May 18, 2019. A licensed funeral director, he was retired from Castellaw Funeral Home. He received his associates degree from the Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Services.

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    WALTON FREDERICK "FRED" TALLEY   Rome, Georgia

    WALTON FREDERICK "FRED" TALLEY of Rome, GA died May 16, 2019 at the age of 74. A licensed funeral director, he worked alongside his brother, Marvin, in owning and operating the Talley Brothers Funeral Home for several years. After Talley Brothers sold, he opened Fred Talley's Parkview Chapel and was currently employed at the Parnick Jennings, Sr.'s Good Shepherd Funeral Home at the time of his passing. He served as Floyd County coroner from 1972...

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    EZRA U. "PANCHO BILLA" CASTRO   Irving, Texas

    EZRA U. "PANCHO BILLA" CASTRO of Irving, TX died May 14, 2019 at the age of 39. A licensed funeral director, he was employed at Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home in Irving, TX for almost 17 years. A 2002 graduate of the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science, he was the recipient of the prestigious Bill Pierce Award, was a member of the Pi Sigma Eta National Morticians Fraternity, National Funeral Directors Association, Texas Funeral Directors...

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    BRISCO H. CRAIN   Franklinton, Louisiana

    BRISCO H. CRAIN of Franklinton, LA died May 14, 2019 at the age of 88. A licensed funeral director, he was the owner and operator of Crain and Sons Funeral Homes in Kentwood, Franklinton and Bogalusa. He was a member of the Louisiana Funeral Directors and Morticians Association and the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association.

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    JOE LENNIE JENKINS, JR   South Boston, Virginia

    JOE LENNIE JENKINS JR of South Boston, VA died May 14, 2019 at the age of 82. A licensed funeral director, he was employed at Brooks Funeral Home for 57 years and spent the last six years with Powell Funeral Home.

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    WILLIAM "BILL" GUY OLMSTED   East Greenbush, New York

    WILLIAM "BILL" GUY OLMSTED of East Greenbush, NY died May 14, 2019 at the age of 77. A licensed funeral director, he worked as a self-employed sales representative for Embalmer's Supply Company, Bass-Mollett Industries, Schuylkill Haven Casket Company, and Columbia Casket Company. He graduated from the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science in 1968.

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    ELIZABETH C. FERRARA   Cleveland, Ohio

    ELIZABETH C. FERRARA of Cleveland, OH died May 7, 2019 at the age of 88. She spent a lifetime of com-forting and consoling others with her late husband, Dan at their business, the Ferrara Funeral Home in Garfield Heights.

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    FRANCES M. ROGERS   Tonawanda, New York

    FRANCES M. ROGERS of Tonawanda, NY died May 7, 2019 at the age of 101. She became president of the Lester H. Wedekindt Funeral Home in Tonawanda after her husband's death in 1960 and presided with her son, H. Lester, until she retired in 2014.

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    DAVID G, REICHLE   Chicago, Illinois

    DAVID G. REICHLE of Chicago, IL formerly of Naperville, IL died May 6, 2019 at the age of 45. He was president of American Wilbert Vault Corporation, representing the third generation of the family business.

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    FREDERICK "FRED" DONATELLI, JR   Ross Township, Pennsylvania

    FREDERICK "FRED" DONATELLI, JR of Ross Town-ship, PA died May 6, 2019 at the age of 87. In 1965, he founded the Fred Donatelli Cemetery Memorials in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, followed in later years by Pittsburgh Cremation Service and OakCrest Pet Crematory. Fred was involved for decades with the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, most recently serving as chairman of the board of directors. He was a member of the Allegheny County...

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    GEORGE R. "DICK" DEVORE, JR   Sunbury, Ohio

    GEORGE R. "DICK" DEVORE JR of Sunbury, OH died May 5, 2019 at the age of 89. A second generation funeral director and embalmer for 62 years, he joined his parents at the DeVore Funeral Home in Galena. In 1960 he opened a second location in Sunbury and expanded again in 1967 with the opening of the Marengo Chapel. In 1978 Dick and his wife Phyllis built a new funeral home chapel in Sunbury. In 1985, he purchased the former Pletcher Funeral Home...

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    RICHARD G PROUT   Lenox, Massachusetts

    RICHARD G. PROUT of Lenox, MA died May 5, 2019 at the age of 92. A licensed funeral director, he was the owner and operator of Douglass Funeral Service in Amherst for many years until his retirement in 1995.

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    JACQUELYN LOUISE HAIZLIP   High Point, North Carolina

    JACQUELYN LOUISE HAIZLIP of High Point, NC died May 3, 2019 at the age of 85. She joined her sister, Lois Powell, as a licensed funeral director in the family business, Haizlip Funeral Home, which was established by their father in 1924. She continuously served High Point and the surrounding communities until 2003, when the business sold. She earned her funeral directing certificate from Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston Salem, NC.

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    RONALD EDWARD POOLE   Bahama, North Carolina

    RONALD EDWARD POOLE of Bahama, NC died May 3, 2019 at the age of 66. A licensed funeral director for over 38 years, he worked at Brooks & White Funeral Home until retiring in 2014. He continued to work part time for the firm until his health no longer allowed him.

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    RICHARD EUGENE "DICK" PETERSON   Monona, Wisconsin

    RICHARD EUGENE "DICK" PETERSON of Monona, WI died April 29, 2019 at the age of 86. A licensed funeral director since 1963, he worked at Gunderson Funeral Home for 22 years, retiring in 1998. He continued to serve families on a part time basis until 2016. A 1962 graduate of the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science, he was a member of the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association.

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    SPENCER F. WILKERSON   Lancaster, Pennsylvania

    SPENCER F. WILKERSON of Lancaster, PA died April 25, 2019 at the age of 96. A licensed funeral director, he served with the Hooper Memorial Funeral Home in Harrisburg, PA for seven years. In 1957, he founded the Spencer F. Wilkerson Funeral Home in Lancaster. He continued to own and operate the business until selling it in 1988. A graduate of the Eckels College of Mortuary Science, he was a member of the Lancaster County Funeral Directors...

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    PAUL EDWARD FREDETTE   Pemaquid Harbor, Maine

    PAUL EDWARD FREDETTE of Pemaquid Harbor, ME died April 23, 2019 at the age of 67. He was a funeral director for over 30 years in Waterville, retiring to Pemaquid.

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    MARY DILORETO ROSSI   Warren, Ohio

    MARY DILORETO ROSSI of Warren, OH died April 17, 2019 at the age of 79. A licensed funeral director since 1973, she was the co-owner and secretary of the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel with her husband Peter P. Rossi Jr, from 1964 until the present. She was a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, Tri-County Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.

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    ANDREW MAMARY SR   Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

    ANDREW MAMARY SR of Wilkes Barre, PA died April 15, 2019 at the age of 90. A licensed funeral director since 1951, he was the owner and operator of Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, Inc., which he operated alongside his partner Gerald A. Durkin, from 1972 until Durkin's passing in 1984. Mamary was appointed to the Pennsylvania State Board of Funeral Directors in 1998 and was elected chairman in 2003. A graduate of the Eckels College of Mortuary...

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