Thursday, August 19, 2004

Obituary - Jeannae Helen LaMore-Gentile - Class of 1967

NEWARK VALLEY, N.Y. - Jeannae Helen LaMore-Gentile, age 55, of Newark Valley, N.Y., passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004. Jeannae graduated from Madison Central High School, class of 1967. She was a secretary for a high risk unit at Madison General Hospital for many years. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Thomas Gentile, Newark Valley, N.Y.; three daughters, Andrea, Kaila and Mary Gentile, all of Newark Valley, N.Y.; a brother, Lowell LaMore, Madison; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, at 10 a.m. at ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST CHURCH in Newark Valley, N.Y. with the Rev. William Moorby officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the ESTEY and MUNROE FUNERAL HOME, 15 Park St., Owego, N.Y.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on August 19, 2004

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Obituary - John R. "Jack" Hammond - Class of 1951

MADISON - John R. "Jack" Hammond, age 71, died on Friday, Aug. 6, 2004. He was born on June 18, 1933, in Madison, to Regina (Braun) and Howard Hammond. Jack graduated from Madison Central High School. He served in the U.S. Navy between 1952 and 1956, and was a veteran of the Korean War. Jack married Barb Maloney on May 4, 1957, at St. Raphael's Cathedral in Madison. He was an arborist for the city of Madison for 38 years. Jack was a life member of V.F.W. Post No. 1318, and South Side Men and Women's Club. He is survived by his wife, Barb of Madison; two daughters, Regina (Jeff) Mauel of Brooklyn, and Laura Hammond of Stoughton; a granddaughter, Jessica Hammond of Madison; a brother, Jerome (Ali) Hammond of Madison; a sister, Jean Foster of Downers Grove, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews. Jack was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jim; and a sister, Patty Cierpiot. A memorial visitation will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 9, 2004. Memorials may be made to HospiceCare Inc. Gunderson East Funeral Home (608) 221-5420

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on August 8, 2004

Note: John Hammond's class year is based on information in the 1951 Tychoberhahn, where he is pictured among the graduating seniors.

Friday, August 06, 2004

Obituary: Norman W. Pettey - Class of 1939

MONONA - Norman W. Pettey, age 83, celebrated his heavenly birthday on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, after a year of slowly declining health. He was at home, surrounded by the family he had lovingly provided for his whole life long. Norman was born on June 24, 1921, in Sun Prairie, the son of Benjamin F. and Ethel F. Pettey. He graduated from Central High School in 1939. Norman proudly served his country for four years during World War II as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard. He was stationed in the South Pacific aboard the USS Van Buren (PF-42). He married Marjorie M. Johnson on Sept. 5, 1947. Together they raised four wonderful children. He made cabinetry for 30 years at the University of Wisconsin Carpenter Shop and retired in 1986. Norman was a proud blood donor (14 gallons!). He was a 57-year member of the Carpenters and Joiners Local 314, and a member of the V.F.W. Post No. 7591 and the American Legion Post No. 429. Norman is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Marjorie; four children, Jon, Susan Pautz, Tom and Karen; four grandchildren, Bethany (Evan) Kerns, Andrew and Matthew Pautz, and Lauren Pettey-Ajango; brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Patricia Moe, Thomas and Helen Johnson, and Richard and Barbara Johnson; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a baby brother, David. In the words of Pastor Mary Pharmer of St. Mark's Lutheran Church where Norm was a member for 52 years, his family gives thanks for his life of simplicity and honesty. His family extends their most heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Robert Alt and to all the wonderful staff of HospiceCare, Inc.; especially Marcy, Neil, Kari, Debra, Mary, Chris, Karen, Diane and Pastors Jerry and Bob. According to Norman's wishes, private services will be held. Memorials can be made to the Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg, WI 53711; or to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce St., Madison, WI 53715. Normie, Dad and Grandpa ... we miss you and look forward to the day when we will all be together again. Gunderson East Funeral Home 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on August 6, 2004

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Obituary: Mona Navarra - Class of 1934

PORTAGE, MICH./ MADISON - Mona Navarra, age 88, of Portage, Mich., formerly of Madison, passed away on Friday, July 30, 2004, at Bronson Hospital, Kalamazoo, Mich. Mona was born on April 20, 1916 in Pueblo, Colo., the daughter of Anton and Rosalia (Baccarella) Navarra. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, at 10:30 a.m. at REDMOND FUNERAL HOME, 4100 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, Mich. Interment will take place on Friday, August 6, 2004, at 2 p.m. at Resurrection Cemetery, Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, cre of Redmond Funeral Home, 4100 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on August 3, 2004

Note: Minnie (Mona) Navarra is listed as a member of the Class of 1934 in its 35th reunion booklet