John Funk III

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John Funk III - . Promising Career Is Ended For Musically...
. Promising Career Is Ended For Musically Talented Youth In Year's 41st Traffic Death 41 lu.i ft & i DEATH TOLL IN COUNTY A, promising musical career ended in tragedy when 17-yrar-old John Funk III, 1380 Harrison A v e., Fair- mount,. ' eldest son of a family of 17, died late 5 t u r d a y of traffic injuries at St. Mary Hospital. The y o n t h was injured shortly before 6 p. m. Thurs day when the bicycle he was riding wss struck by a trolley hits at Harrison Avenue and the ramp of the Western Hills viaduct. The bus driver, Ar-vll Black, S3, 7J E. McMlcken Ave., was exonerated after witnesses testified the youth hail made a left turn in front of the bus. Coroner Herbert P. Lyle was told that young Funk died of brain injuries resulting from a skull fracture. His death was the 41st traffic fatality in Hamilton County this year, compared with 77 in the corresponding period last year. The youth was an unusually talented harmonica player in the opinion of neighbors in Fairmount and members of his family. Because he was working at two jobs, night and day, and in addition going to night high school, he had not capitalized on his harmonica - playing. Playing because he loved it, he treated hi family and neighbors to almost daily serenades. Last week John decided that he wanted to become a" musician in a band. He bought a new cornet. His first lesson had been ached-Uled for Saturday. : , After graduating jfrom5t Bon-aventure School, 1798 Queen City Ave., John obtained a day job at te Bradford Machine Tool Co. and a night job as usher and assistant to the manager of the Vest Hills Theater in Fairmount. In the winter. John found time to attend night classes at Hughes High School. Although his program was strenuous, John felt he had to do something to help support his 14 brothers and sisters. His 18-year-old sister is the eldest member of the group, a three-month-old sister the youngest. Survivors include his parents. John Funk Jr. and Kathryn Funk; his paternal grandparent, Mr., and Mrs. John Funk Sr., and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Robinson. Requiem High Mass will be sung at St. Bonaventure Church, Fair-mount, at 10 a. m. Wednesday, The Rebold funeral home, Fair-mount, is In charge. XXL CHIANG IN HAWAII HONOLULU, Aug. 10 AP)-Mme. Chiang Kai-Shek, wife of Nationalist Chini's President, arrived by plane trwn Formosa early today for medical treatment. She walked unsteadily from the plane, her arm supported by Chinese officials. Sne planned to enter Tripler Army Hospital Monday. ,

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 11 Aug 1952, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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