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POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2008 OBITUARIES 3B DEATH NOTICES KarMla, lYoderlca Ann, ' of Poughkeepsie, died Nov 30, 2006 'rrant;emcnt3 by Timothy P Doyle Mineral Home Inc , (845) 452 04G0 Barnes, Yvonne, 53, of Newburgb, died Wednesday, Nov 29, 2006 at Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Ncwbiirgh Arrangements by Rhodes funeral Homes, (845) 569 - 1233 llodo, Nlckolas, died Saturday, Nov. ' 2006. Arrangements by Sweet's runeral I lome Inc , (845) 229 - 2624. Carlson. CaiTa, 60, of Irds Valley, PA, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006. Arrangements by Applebcc - McPniUips Fineral Home Inc., (845) 3436309, ' , Oanleis, Walter J., 45, of Windsor, CT, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2006, Arrangements by Carmon Funeral Home, (860) C8fl - 2200. ""Georges,, Tiffany Jean 22, of Hopewell Junction, died Nov. 27,' 2006. Arrangements bv Robert H. Auch - . moody runeral Homes Inc'(845) 8966160 Ingraham, Ida, 79, died Friday, Dee 1,2006, Arrangements by Hufcut Rineral Home, (845) 877 - 1400. Alcrrilt. Sr. Allen L, 84, of Wassa - ic, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2006. Arrangements by Sweet's; Funeral llflm Inc., (845) 229 - 2624. Semancik Jr, Frank J, 57, of Hydfl Park, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2008, Arrangements by Sweet's Funeral llome Inc., (845)329 - 2624. Vardilos (Verdis), LoJIs E., 80. died Friday, Dec 1, 2006. Arrangements by Fhnn Memorial Home Inc, (914)9635178. . Whiteford, John II , 92, of Wassaic, died Nov. 28, 2006. Arrangements by Valentine Funeral Home (518) 7894888 Williams, James E., 88, of Ilmgh - keepsic, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006 Arrangements by Sweet's Mineral Home Inc., (845) 229 - 2624 Ida Ingraham JACKSONVILLE, VT - Ida Ingraham, 79, a 15 year resident of Jacksonville, VT, formerly of Dover Plains, died Friday, Dec 1, 2006 at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Bennington, VT. Mrs. Ingraham was a homemakcr Horn Aug. 31, 1927 in Dover Ilains, she was the daughter of the late George and Captolia Murphy Vincent. On Dec 5, 1946 in Dover Plains, she married Robert Ingraham. Mr. Ingraham died Aug. 1, 1989. Survivors Include her children, Dale Ingraham of Jacksonville, VT; Robert Ingraham of Poca, West VA; Trudy Pawukowskl of Mexico, NY, Ruth Personeus of Carlisle, PA; Patty LaCourse of Columbus, TX; Charlotte Ingraham of Moosup, CT; Cindy Corey of Moosup, CT; Sue Near of line Plains; Toni Gudewell of Fort Campbell, KY, Lcona Swart of Clifton Springs, NY, four sisters, Naomi Glines of Tilton, Nil, Margaret Wilcox of Dover Plains, I'atsy Wilcox of Dover Ilains, Rose Bean of Dover Plains, 31 grandchildren, - and 42 greatgrandchildren. Calling hours will be 11 am to 1 pm, Monday, Dec 4, at Hufuct Funeral Home, Main St, Dover Plains. Funeral services will be 1 pm, Monday, Dec. 4, at the funeral home, with Pastor Daniel Groh officiating. Interment will be to Valley View Cemetery, Dover Plains. IN MEMORIAM IN LOVING MEMORY OF I,YDIA LOPRESTt ON HER 5TII ANNIVERSARY IN HEAVEN January 5, 1955 - December 2, 2001 5 years ago you traveled to your new home and we remember your journey through life with It's tears 6 laughter, watching yesterdays sunset become tomorrow's sunrise of hope & promise has given us strength of your love for God, Family & Friends, . We Love and miss you, Teresa & Michael. IN MEMORIAM jxk4j: P Carla Carlson LORDS VAUJSY, PA - Carla Carlson of Lords Valley PA, and formerly of Middletown, died on Thursday, November 30 at ORMC Horton Campus Middletown, NY She was 56 The daughter of Charlos Theodore Carlson and Mary Jane Crciner Carlson, she was born on November 2, 1950 In Yonkers, NY She grew up In Washington Heights In Manhattan until her family moved to the countryside of Putnam Valley In Putnam County when she was a gilt iCarla touched the lives of all those she met. You could ask for no better . mend, mentor or advocate than Car - Allen L. Mcrritt, Sr. Frank J. Semancik Jr. Tiffany Jean Georges Nickolas Bodo WASSAIC - Allen L. Merntt, Sr, 84, a Wassaic resident for over twenty years and formerly of Hyde Park, passed away peacefully at his son's home with family and close friends on Monday November 27, 2006. Mr Merntt was bom on October 25, 1922 in Poughkeepsie, the son of the late Knos Baker Mcrritt Sr. and the late Wolthea Bates Mcrritt. He married Ebna Vcrnico Wells on November 2?, 1951 at Hob Trinity Chunh in Imghkeepsle, New York. Mrs. Mcrritt survives at home. Other survivors Include his sons, Allen L Jr. and AMn E. Mcrritt; a daughter, la. With her on your side; all things .Alison Kaase; his' grandchildren. were possible. A certified New York state police Instructor, she was the former staffing and training coordinator for the, Orange County Sheriff's Office, wncre sne lea me recruits ana out Eric Mcrritt of Wassaic, Natasha' and Nicole Mcrritt of Hyde I'ark) and lirooke and Jennifer Kaase or Pough - kecpsie; and a brother, Charlie Edwin Mcrritt A brother, Enos Baker Mcrritt Jr.. cers In classes ranging from ethics in of Hague, "New York, (predeceased law enforcement to basic policing, him. ti Her duties Included conducting back - He attended local schools' In ground Investigations on applicants, Poughkeepsie and Hyde Park,( and .wiwiiauii wiivuia iui yuipiuyixo eti vvu aa a luwu lu - fjuuuiuu will' and leading classes for correction officers and deputies. Her work spearheading a New Emrlovee Ori entation, Program and Corrections' Cultural Awareness Training Program at the Sheriff's Office was tec miltccmaa He was also co - chairman of the late Assemblyman Betros re flection committee. During World Var II he served three years with the US, Merchant Marines, seeing action in the North ognized with National Association of Atlantic, Mediterranean and ' Pacific Counties Awards in 1991 and 1993, Theaters of operation. During the respectively. Among her favorite assignments was to go with deputies distributing gifts to needy children at the House on the Hill at Christmas timcA woman of many talents and Interests, Carla served ai a volunteer and instructor with the then - Orange County Sheriff's reserve deputy program. She also previoush worked as a substance abuse counselor, domestic violence counselor, an emergency medical technician with the Putnam Valley Volunteer Ambulance Corps. She had careers as a talent and music agent, dental hygienist and psych nursing assistant at the VA Hospital at Montrose. An animal Jovcr and ardent fan of Normandy Invasion he served aboard the S St Robert Lowcry, shuttle running from ports In England to the Invasion Beaches of Normandy with troops and supplies. Ten months later he served aboard the U.SAT. Sea Train Texas transferring troops and supplies from Southern France to Okinawa for the pending Invasion of Japan. In 1987, Mr Merntt retired from the "House of Fools" (IBM.) alter thirtysix years of fooling around as a Senior Associate Engineer His hobbies were woodworking, reading, cartooning and historical research. In recent years, he contributed photos and historical infor - Hallowcen, boxing, scary movies, and mation to the PouehkecDsie Journal TV police drama, especially Law and for the "Hudson Valley, Our Heritage, Order, Carla dedicated herself to the advancement of law enforcement, She earned a certificate in law eiiforcemcntsecurity at Orange County Community College. She served on the Middletown Human Relations Commission, on the Middletown Democratic Committee, and on the executive board of the Orange County Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council. She was the former chairwoman of the Orange County Women's Network and served as a campaign coordinator in several Middletown political races. She is survived by a son, Garth Mason of Poughkeepsie; her fiancee, Chris Mele, and his two children, Michael and Daniel of Lords Valley, PA, and her two beloved cats, Mischa andFabio Family and friends may call on Sunday, December 3rd from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm at Applebee - McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc., 130 Highland Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940. A funeral service will be held at 8pm at the funeral home. Cremation will be private at the convenience of the family Memorial donations may be made' in Carta's name to the Middletown Human Society, 142 Bloomlngburg Rd, Middletown, NY 10940. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Applebee - McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc. Please visit our website at www.applebee - mcphillips com. Louis E. Vardilos YONKERS - Louis E. (Verdis) ilosr80rdicd FridaxDcrrrzooe: jntegrce in occupational therapy Our Future" book and the "Unsolved Murders of the Germonds" He shared his knowledge of history and the local area towns with historians from all over Cremation will take place but there are to be no calling hours or services. His ashes will be tossed to the wind on the mountains of Wassaic along with Family and Friends. Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Hyde Park. If anyone wishes to express condolences online, please go to www swettsfuneralhome com. In Leu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions In his name may be made to the American Cancer Society, Rcade Place, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, or, The American Heart Association, 301 Manchester Road, Suite 105,, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 John II. Wliiteford WASSAIC - John H Whiteford, 92, of Wassaic, NY died at Sharon 1 lealth Care Center, Sharon, CT on Nov. 28, 2006 He was born in New York City on Aug. 11, 1914, the son of James Balderston, Whiteford and AUerida Bell Whiteford who emigrated from Scot land to thd US in the early 20th century. John attended Cornell University for a short time and dropped out at the time of his father's death. He then began working at Wassaic State School (now Tacpnic DDSO). On August 29) 1948 he married his wife Clara (Sutherland) and soon began commuting to NYU to achieve HYDE PARK Frank J Semancik Jr, 57, a lifelong area resident, died Thursday, Novem bcr 30th at Vassar Bros Medical Center in I)ughkeepsie He owned and operated Speedo's Paint & Body In Poughkeepsie along with his son, Brian, until his retirement. He attended F D. Roosevelt High School in Hyde I'ark, and proudly served In the United States Marine , Corps. Born In Iughkccpsie on January 18, 1949, he was the son of the late Frank J. Semancik Sr, and Beverly Draper Semancik, wb6 survives in Hyde Park. On May 18, 19J0 In Holy Trinity Church Iughkccpsle, he married the former Linda J, Cacchio. Mrs. Semancik survives'at home. In addition to his wife and mother, survivors Include, his son,3rian E Semancik arid wife, Amie, of Staats - burc brother, Jeffrey Semancik of Hyde Park; sisters, Barbara Seman - ,cik of Hyde Park, and Linda Croshicr and husband, John, of Wampsvillc. NY, nephews, Justin Croshier, and Patrick, Michael, and Alex Cacchio;. niece, Lisa Roina, and several aunts, uncles and cousins., In honor of, Frank's love for cars, especially his "32 Ford Coupe, the family invites other car enthusiasts to join In the funeral procession, with 'their classic cars, Calling Hours will be 3 to 5,and 7 to 9 pm, Monday December 4th at Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc, Rte. 9, Hyde Park. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, Tuesday, December 5th at Regina Coeli Church, Rte. 9, Hyde Park. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery of Hyde Park, To send a condolence or for directions, please visit wwwsweetsfuner - alhome com. Frcderica Ann Barbctta POUGHKEEPSIE - Frederica Ann Barbetta, born October 13, 1940, New York City, to loving parents, Emit and Theresa Coitino. Survived by daughter Jacqueline Barbetta, future son in law, Kirk Schuley, both of Holly Spring, NC; - brother Bob Corbin, of Woodlands, TX, sister Marianne Corbino, of White Plains; niece Catherine Corbin, nephew Christopher Corbin, and nephew Daniel Seeman. Died 1 am. November 36, 2006 In Poughkeepsie, NY A truly classic beauty in appearance and character She was charming, personable and socially gifted. mgiuy acciavnea ior excellence as an Executive Administrator for IBM, the D A. of Dutchess County, lawyers, hospitals and CIBA Geigy A gradu ate of Commerce High School, Yonkers and Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie Successfully raised two daughters, Janine and Jacqueline, single - hand edly She made numerous sacrifices for their achievements She endured long term kidney disease and the early death of her daughter Janine , She expressed her love by preparing gourmet food for others. She loved to ski, cook, dance, paint, sew, decorate and play mah jongg. She was a master artisan. She was a long time member of the Hudson Valley Ski Club. She cherished her good friends whom stood by her and her faithful cats, KUd and Angel. She hiade the world a more beautiful place with her demeanor, talents and smile for everyone. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed. o Calling hours will "be Sunday, M Mr. Vardilos was born of Dec. 1, 2006 and served In the US Navy during World War II in the Pacific A longtime member of the business community In Yonkers working as a florist for over 50 years, he was well - known to his patrons for his artistic designs as the co - owner of I lollywood Florist on South Broadway in Yonkers form 1978 until his retirement. He was married to Olga Tsanos and is the father of Kay (James) Williams, Emmy Verdis and Ernie Verdis '(Carol) Verdis; brother of Madeline (verdis) Drake and Georgia He worked until his retirement from Wa ssaic Developmental Center in 1979. After he turned 70, NY State called John back to work for a while, this time at Harlem Valley. He later took over the nursing home duties of a therapist who was ill, working occasionally until he was over 80. John was an active member and past master of the Amenia Masonic Lodge and treasurer of the Wassaic Fire Department for many years. He also sang in the Wassaic Presbyter - Ian Church choir, and later in that of the United Presbyterian Church of Amenia. He first became an elder of (Ted) DemoDoulos; grandfather of the Presbyterian Church as a teenag - viuuuiia, uexaiiuin, lwuoji uiu ci, biiuuucj woa uuucaiuvcui i iva' .; Happy Birthday A; Our Little Angel a j Nicholas William J Gannon ill K r jwrw : ! Dec. 2, 2004 til October 7, 2006 ifl !A A! Love, Mom, Dad & Jeffrey, Nanny & Da Grandma & Poppy 2l toobuaan a;;:ivi:v:;;a::a David; great - grandfather of Madison; and also surviving are many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be 24 and 7 - 9 pm, Sunday, at Fhnn Memorial Home too,, 325 South Broadway, Yonkers. Funeral services will be 10.30 am, Monday, at the Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church. Internment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery IN MEMORIAM ' McGrath BIRTHDAY REMEMBRANCE NANCYJ.McGRATH In our home she is fondh remembered Sweet memories cling to her name Those who loved tier in life sincerely , Still love her in death just the same Love, Tom, Rusti, Tommy & Heather. byteryi) He was also an active member of various local organizations including the Amenia Historical Society, the Tri Mountain Squares, the Dutchess County Scottish Society, and the former Amenia Grange. His passion, however, was, the collection and admiration of antiques - especially buttons'' He joined the.Mid - Hud - son Button Club, the NYS Button Society and was elected as president of the National Button Society. He traveled to button shows and auctions many times with his close friend Gilbert Jobe. In his spare time John took pleasure in both his vegetable and flower gardens. On Mar. 31, 1990 John lost his wife Clara, He is survived by one daughter, Anne McComb and her husband Curtis of Wassaic and one granddaughterAndrea McComb and her friend Dennis Horrigan. In addition to his wife he was predeceased by a brother James, who died as a child. A memorial service celebrating John's life will be held at the Wassaic Presbyterian Church on Sun, pec 3rd at 1:30 PM. Friends may call at the Valentine Funeral Home, Park Ave. Millerton, NY on Sat Dec. 2nd from 4 - 6 PM. Contributions in his name may be made to the Wassaic Fire Department, Wassaic, NY 12592 or the United Presbyterian Church of Amenia, both Amenia, NY 12501. December S, 2006 Irom 2 to 6 p.m. at the Timothy R Doyle Funeral Home, inc., in iiixJitiTwe , inugiiKifpsie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Monday, December 4, 2006 at St. Martin di? 'Porres Church, Poughkeepsie Burial will follow at FLshkill Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Kidney and Urology Foundation, 1250 Broadway 2001, New York, New York 10001. If you need directions, or wish to .send an online condolence, please visit our website at wwwdoylefun eralhome com. Walter J. Daniels WINDSOR, CT - Walter J. Daniels, 45, died Monday, November 20, 2006 as the result of a fire in East Windsor. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, son of the late William and Nellie (Sheldon) Daniels, he lived in Beacon, NY several years. Walter served in the US Coast Guard and traveled extensively with carnivals around the country. A free spirit, he was & generous and caring man who adored his fiancee's children Jonathan, Christina, and Melissa. ' He was a trained automobile mechanic and drove 18 - wheelcrs He leaves his fiancee, Sheilagh Matos of East Granby, three brothers, Michael of Highland Falls, NY, Robert of Haverstraw, NY and Lester of PA. He was predeceased by a brother, Thomas Daniels. A Memorial Service will he held Saturday December 9, in the chapel of the Carmon Windsor Home, 807 Bloomfield Avenue, Windsor at 5 pm I lis family will receive friends from 4 30 - 5 pm prior to the service Burial at the convenience Of the famiry will be In Cold Spring, NY Contributions may be made to Ct Coalition to End llomelessness, 30 Jordan Lane, Wcthersficld, 06109 For condolences please visit wwwear - mpnfuneralhome com rr ii o v e w r, i, i, iS JUNCTION Tiffany Jean Georges, beloved and devoted, moth ak CI, UdUKIUt'l U11U SIS ?H ten died November 27, 2006, she was 22 "Many was born on September 15, 1984 in the Bronx to John J. and Myrna Accvedo Georges Mr and Mrs. Georges survive at home in FLshkill Tiffany was of the Roman Catholic faith add was know by her family and friends to be a hardworking mother whose dedication to her son was an inspiration. Tiffany graduated from J Iigh School In 2001, she received her Associates Degree in Business ffom Dutchess Community .College, from their she - earned her' Associates r Degree In Education from SUNY New PalU. Tiffany would have received her Bachelors Degree' from Mount St Mary In May. She aspired to be a High School History Teacher. In addition to her son. Peter Michael, and her parents, Tiffany, Is survived by her brother John E Georges of FlshkiuV paternal grandmother, Paula and her husband, John Nichuals of Florida, Maternal grandmother, Rosa Accvedo also of Florida, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends., Calling hours will be from 3 9 pm., Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006 at Robert II. Auchmoody Funeral Homes, Inc., 1028, Main Street Fishkill, NY 12524. A Mass of Christian Burial will bo celebrated, at St Mary Mother of the Church In Fishkill, at 1100 am on Monday, Dec. 4, 2006. Interment will follow at FLshkill Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations arc being accepted on behalf of Tiffany's son Peter. Please make checks payable only to John Georges, 14 CO 150th Street, Whitestonc, NY 13357 James E, Williams POUGHKEEPSIE James E. Williams, 88, a lifelong Poughkeepsie resident, died Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at home. He was a hard working man who held several jobs. Most recently, he was a custodian at the Dutchess County Dept of Health Building in Poughkeepsie for 17 years until his retirement. . Born in Beacon on August 4, 1918, he was the son of the late John and I Iazel Robertson Williams. He' married the former Grace Frazcr Mrs. Williams predeceased him on November 22, 1999. He Is survived by five daughters, Arlcne Louis and husband, Rodney, of Poughkeepsie, Barbara Davis of Hyde I'ark, Shirley Lasher of Hyde I'ark, Joanne Miller and husband, Dale, of Ifeughkeepsie, and Judy Veach of Poughkeepsie; many grandchildren and great grandchildren, a sister, Violet Williams of Poughkeepsie, and several nieces and nephews In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by two daughters, i Betty Green and Sandra Swartz, a son, David Swartz, and four brothers, Amos, John, George, and Gordon Williams. . Calling hours will be 4 7 pjn, Sunday, December 3rd at Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Rte. 9, Hyde Park, ' Funeral' services will be 12 Noon. Monday, December 4th at the funeral home with Rev. Donald Roger officiating. Burial will be In Union Cemetery of Hyde Park. To send a condolence or for directions, please visit wwwswectsf uner - alhomecom 3 POUGHKEEPSIE Nickolas Bodo died November 25, 2006 in Rochester, NY, surfoundod by his grandsons. I lis death was the result of injuries sustained during an automo bile accident He was. born in Kpdnda. Hungary on April 8, 194 to NIckoLls and Angela Bodo. Re Immigrated to this country with his mother and brother Albert In 1922. He settled Into American life and worked as a tradesman, a profession his natural abilities allowed him to excel at Mr. Bodo joined the Civilian Conservation Corps Program during the Depression Era and traveled to the, west helping to revitalize the nation s 'decimated forests. . After returning home, he took work, as a machinist and In 1938, he met Alice Hayes at a dance hall nd they went on to marry In 1940 at Our Lady of the Rosary ChapcL the fhurch he continued to. worship at throughout his life. They had two children. John and Patricia. He used his carpentry skills to build a home for himself and later for both his children. Mr. Bodo moved to IBM and enjoyed a long and fulfilling career as a tool and die maker at IBM until he retired In 1976, after which ho devot cl his time to his wife and grandchildren. His first wife Alice passed away in 19Q4and he subsequently moved to Florida with his daughter and her husband. Not soon after, he found he truly missed Poughkeepsie and returned home to reunite with an, old acquaintance, Ruth Drumgould. They were married in December of 1995, surrounded by loving family and friends. Nick was a good man, with simple needs, devoted to his wife and generous to his family He was a skilled carpenter, mechanic and all around renaissance tradesman. A great lover of animals and cars; he enjoyed traveling and the occasional dance. He was a vigorous and proud man who lived his long life the way he wanted until the day he left this earth. He will be remembered best by his family and those who" knew him as a kind, patient, honest and hardworking man who looked forward to time spent with the people he cared about most He is survived by his wife Ruth, and her loving family, his son, John Bodo and daughterin - law Karen Bodo, of Englcwood, FL, his daughter Patricia Birsner and son in - law David E Birsner. of Port Charlotte. FL and extended family in St. lmis, MO. He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren and their spouses John and Tracey Bodo, Jeff Bodo, Decna Lynn and Aaron Bare, David M and Rachel Birsner, Amy Birsner - Richards and Jesse Richards and he will serve as an inspiration to his great - grandchildivn Taylor and Emma Bodo, Grace Birsner, Cooper Nickolas Richards and Baby Bare Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 I'm, Sunday, December 3, 2006 at Sweet's Funeral Home Inc Rte. 9, Hyde I'ark A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, Monday, December 4th at Our. Lady of the Rosary Chapel of St Filter's Parish, Hudson View Drive, Poughkeepsie Burial will follow in St Peter's Cemetery, Poughkeepsie. . Memorial donations may be made to1 the Dutchess County SPCA, 636 Violet Ave., Hyde Park, NY 12538, To send.Nick'8 family a condolence or for directions, please visit www sweetsfuneralhome com. Microbiologist who discovered virus dies - Sculptoiyftnimlei of art college dies Th Associated Press LYME, Conn. Awaixi - winning sculptor Elisabeth Gordon Chandler, who founded Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, has died. She was 93. Chandler died Wednesday at Middlesex Memorial Hospital in Middletown, school officials said. She was active with writing, teaching and working in her stu dio right until her death and taught a sculpture class every Thursday. Chandler founded the Lyme Academy in 1976 to teach the basics of drawing, painting and sculpting to young artists. Her work was recognized by such organizations as the National Academy of Design, the National Sculpture Society, the Allied Artists of America and the National Arts Club. I ler sculptures are on display in New York City at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Columbia University, St. Joseph College, the Old State House in Hartford and several other locations. Popular clown dies PI IOENIX Emmett Kelly Jr.. son of one of the'nation's most famous hobo clowns whp followed his father into a career under the big top, died Wednesday. He was 83. o Kelly died of complications from pneumonia at Sierra Vista Regional Health Center near his home in Tombstone, Ariz, according to his daughter, CherryAnn Kelly - Knapp. The Associated ft - ess The Associated Press PALO ALTO, Calif. - Esther Lederberg, a pioneering Stanford University microbiologist whose research helped her first husband win a Nobel Prize, died Nov. 11 of pneumonia and congestive heart failure, the school said. She was 33. Lederberg was best known for discovering a type of virus that infects bacteria, a finding crucial to understanding DNA. Building on her work, her first husband, Joshua Lederberg, won the 1958 Nobel Prize In medicine. She was a women's right crusader and became a Stanford professor when few women were offered similar positions. Lederberg was born in the Bronx on Dec. J8, 1922 and earned an undergraduate degree at Hunter College of the City University of New York in 1942. She received her master's degree from Stanford in 1946, the same year she married Joshua Lederberg. They divorced in 1966. Female record - holder for being heavy dies AUBURNDALE, Fla. - Rosalie Bradford, who held records for being the world's heaviest woman and for losing the most weight, died Wednesday. She was 63. Bradford weighed 1,050 pounds in January 1987, according to the 1994 Guinness Book of Records. She lost 736 pounds to weigh 314 pounds in September 1992, according to the record book. She died at a hospital in Lakeland, Fla. Publicist Stephen Nortier said Bradford weighed around 400 pounds just before dying. The Associated Press

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