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B4 THE HARTFORD COURANT Monday, April 10, 2000 CONNECTICUT DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES BRISTOL Rev. James R. Blanning Ebba W. Hart Robert T. McCaughern, Deerfield Road CLINTON Elizabeth "Betty" M. Parsons DURHAM Elizabeth "Betty M. Parsons ENFIELD Albert T. Gardner, Jr. Helen J. Sarra FARMINCTON Rev. James R. Blanning FORESTVILLE Ebba W. Hart HARTFORD Luis C. Restrepo Louis Y PTu IVORYTON Anne M. Kenel KILLINGWORTH Donald Welter MANCHESTER Albert T. Gardner, Jr. Roland W. "Yago" Schiller NIANTIC Irene M. Hunter NEWINGTON Lucy M. Kaminsky SIMSBURY Rev. James R. Blanning SOUTHINGTON Madeline G. Guertin SOUTH WINDSOR Anthony "Tony" J. Rojecki STAFFORD Hildegard R. Wilde SUFFIELD John H. Woods, Sr. Hildegard R. R.Wilde TOLLAND Hildegard R.Wilde TORRINGTON Erwin Wisell WEST HARTFORD Catherine K. Walsh DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES BENKO, Adam "Ben", Jr. BLANNING, Rev. James R. Adam "Ben" Benko, Jr., 75, of Wind sor, died peacefully Friday, (April 7, 2000), surrounded by hisfamilyat Hartford Hospital. Born November 25, 1924 in Gans, PA, son of the late Adam and Anna (Banas) Benko, Sr., he lived in Windsor the past 50 years. He leaves his beloved wife of 53 years, Dorothy (Viklinetz) Benko; two daughters, Mary Ann and her husband, James Grant of Suffield, and Dorothy "Dodie" Benko of Windsor; a brother, Steve Benko of Gans, PA; five grandchildren, Jennifer, Heather, and Jimmy Grant, and Adam and Daniel Smith; and a great-grandson, Andrew Grant. He was predeceased by brothers, John, Robert, and Andrew; and a sister, Ann Podracky. He cherished his family and friends, and was an avid fisherman, gardener, and bowler. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and had been employed by H.E.L.C.O. for 42 years, retiring in 1 987. He wasamemberof ARENU, the Windsor AARP, and the Windsor Sportsters Bowling League.The family would like to thank Dr. Peter K. Schauer and the entire staff at the Gray Cancer Center for their loving care and kindness. Also, special appreciation to Dr. Michael Hallisey, VNAHC HOPE, and the staff of the Oncology and Palliative Care Units at Hartford Hospital. The funeral will be TODAY, 1:30 p.m., in the Chapel of the Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Avenue, Windsor. Burial with military honors will be in Windsor Veteran's Memorial Cemetery. Contributions may be made to either the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center, 85 Retreat Ave., Hartford, CT 06106, or the VNAHC-HOPE, 103 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105. FLYNN. Margaret (O'Leary) Margaret (O'Leary) Flynn of We-thersfield, widow of John E. Flynn, died Sunday, (April 9, 2000) at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Somerville, MA, Margaret lived in Wethersfield since 1 961 . She was a communicant of Corpus Christi Church. Margaret leaves a son, Thomas W. Flynn and his wife, Judith of Newport, Rl; three daughters, Patricia A. Scales and her husband, David, and Paula J. Ledwith and her husband, Richard, both of Wethersfield, and Maureen Winalski and her husband, Thomas of Grafton, MA; a special daughter-in-law, Mary (Flynn) Pope of Wethersfield; four sisters, Mary Foley, Helen Letourneau, Kathleen O'Leary and Virginia Gill; a brother, Joseph O'Leary; 1 6 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, John E. Flynn, Jr. The funeral will be Wed., April 12, at 10 a.m. at the Rose Hill Funeral Home, 580 Elm St., (RT. 160) Rocky Hill. Burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill. There are no calling hours. KAMINSKY, Lucy (Malodziejko) Lucy (Malodziejko) Kaminsky, 77, of Newington, died Friday, (April 7, 2000) at New Britain General Hospital. She was the beloved wife for 56 years of Edward J. Kaminsky of Newington. Born in Poland, she was a Newington resident for 49 years and was a member of Church of the Holy Spirit. In 1 982 Mrs. Kaminsky retired from Fafnir Bearing Co., New Britain, after many years of employment. She was an avid bowler and golfer. A loving mother and grandmother, she leaves herthree children, Lucille Perzan and Diana Gardner, both of Berlin, Edward Kaminsky, Jr., and his wife Kathy of New Hartford; seven grandchildren, Scott and Shawn Perzan, William Gardner and his wife Sharon, Kim Gardner, Michael, Julianne, and Jennifer Kaminsky; and three great grandchildren. She a Iso leaves two brothers, John and Casimer Malodziejko, both of New Britain; three sisters, Jean Swanson of Newington, Ann Vincenti of Vero Beach, FL, and Constance Ochno of New Britain; and several nieces and nephews. Her funeral service will be TODAY, 10 a.m. from the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at Church of the Holy Spirit. Interment will be in West Meadow Cemetery, Newington. Relatives and friends are invited to call TODAY, from 9-10 a.m. at Newington Memorial. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., PC Box 31160, Hartford, CT 06150-1 160. WEST SUFFIELD John H. Woods, Sr. WETHERSFIELD Margaret O. Flynn Robert C. Kask Joseph M. Kristof WINDSOR Adam "Ben" Benko, Jr. OUT-OF-STATE Madeline G. Guertin, New Smyrna Beach, FL a) e are noiv accepting Pictures fi ror Obituaries & In Memoriams ; Please Call 241-6392 Monday - Friday for more Information. This town-by-iown listing is offered free by The Hartford Courant. Paid death announcements appearing below may be telephoned to 241-6392, faxed to 241-3866 or e-mailed to obits?courant.com. Our hours are Monday - Friday 8:30a.m. to 6:30p.m., Saturday 1p.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays and Holidays 1 1a.m. to 4:30p,m. Photo Deadlines: Monday - Friday 3:00p.m., Saturday 4:00p.m., Sunday 3:UUp.m. Also, In Memoriams may be placed Monday - Friday 9a.m. to 5p.m. Obituaries ire now available on-line at ww.rmo.com The Reverend James Robert Blan ning, 72, of Bristol, died Satur- day, (April 8, zuuu) at Harttora Hospital following a long bat tle with multiple myeloma, a form of cancer. He is survived by his wife, Jean of Bristol; a son, William; daughter-in-law, Kathleen; and two grandchildren, Alexander and Allison, all of Fountain Valley, CA. Adaughter, Wendy Elizabeth predeceased him in 1 976. Rev. Blanning served as the part-time Assistant Minister of Pastoral Care at the First Church of Christ, Congregational in Farmington. He had previouslyservedasaUnitedChurchof Christ pastor in churches in other locations in Connecticut, most recently in the greater Hartford area, and in Cambridge, MAand Bethelem, PA. Born on April 11, 1927, Rev. Blanning grew up in Benton Harbor, Ml, and attended Yale University, where he played on the varsity football team, sang in several singing groups, and was a member of Battel! Chapel and the Dwight Hall service organization. Throughout his life he was involved in numerous Class of 1949 activities, and several campus organizations. Following his graduation from Yale, Rev. Blanning attended Cornell LawSchool where he received his law degree in 1 952. He returned to Yale to attend the Divinity School, where he received his theological degree and was ordained in 1 955. While in the seminary, he married fellow student, the former Jean McClure, in 1953. Rev. Blanning served in the U.S. Army with the 1 1th Airborne Division as a commissioned 2nd Lieutenant from 1945-1947, serving most of his time in Japan where he was assigned leadership positions in several major rebuilding programs. During the 1 960's, while serving as a chaplain at Harvard University, Rev. Blanning was active in the Civil Rights movement. He traveled several times with groups of students to the South to participate in marches and rural home building improvement projects. In addition to his service to the church, his career included stints working as an Associate Director of Development at Yale; Executive Director for the Council for Religion in Independent Schools; and in semi-retirement, as a part-time fund raiser for the Yale Alumni Fund's "In Memorium" program. During his years in the New Haven and Hartford areas, heserved as a volunteer for several community organizations, most recently as a board member of the Services for the Elderly in Farmington. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 11, at 10:30 a.m., at the First Church of Christ, Congregational, 75 Main St., Farmington. Donations may be made to the First Church of Christ, Congregational, in memory of Rev. Blanning, for hospital programs that assist the terminally ill. Funeral arrangements are being handled by The Ahern Funeral Home, 1 1 1 Main St., Rte. 4, Unionville. PARSONS, Elizabeth "Betty" M. Elizabeth "Betty" M. Parsons, 89, of Waterside Lane, Clinton, formerly of Durham, wife of William A. Parsons, passed away Sunday, (April 9, 2000) at her home. Betty was born in Durham and raised in Middlefield. She was a long time winter resident of Pompano Beach, FL, and also lived in Durham for many years before moving to Clinton. She was the secretary of the W. A. Parsons Co., which was founded by her husband 50 years ago. She was a founding member of the Durham Garden Club, and was very active at the Ladies Auxiliary Coral Ridge Yacht Club in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Besides her husband of 69 years, she is survived by a daughter, Marguerite Morrissey of Middlefield; a brother, Dav'd Winter of Florida; a daughter-in-law, Ann Parsons of Durham; ten grandchildren, 1 7 great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by a son, W. Bruce Parsons; a son-in-law, William Morrissey; and a grandson, Burton Morrissey. Funeral services will be held from the Doolittle Funeral Home, Tuesday, April 1 1, at 10 a.m. Intermentto follow in Durham Center Cemetery, Durham. Friends may call at the funeral home, TODAY, from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the CT Hospice, 61 Burban Dr., Branford, CT 06405. IRENE M. HUNTER A memorial service will be held for Irene M. Hunter, 77, of Niantic, on Tuesday, April 11, at 2 p.m. in Niantic Community Church, 170 Pennsylvania Ave., Niantic. There are no calling hours. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. GARDNER, Albert T., Jr. Albert T. Gardner, Jr., 73, of Enfield, formerly of Manchester, hus band of Josephine Gloria (DeSimone) Gardner, died Sat urday, (April 8, 2000) at a local convalescent home. Born June 12, 1926, in Manchester, son of the late Albert T. Gardner, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth (Clifford) Gardner, he had been a resident of Enfield for many years. Mr. Gardner wasaVeteranof World Warll, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was employed in the building maintenance department at Pioneer Aerospace Corporation for over 44 years until his retirement in 1996, due to his health. He was a former communicant of St. James Church in Manchester and attended the Holy Family Church in Enfield. Mr. Gardner was a member of the AARP. Besides his wife, he is survived by four children, Linda Whit-comb and her husband, Frank of Manchester, Thomas Gardner of Enfield, Michael Gardner and his wife, Mary of Vernon, and Daniel Gardner and his wife, Patricia of Bolton; a sister, Lorraine Murphy of Manchester; eight grandchildren, Kelly Smith, Karen Gardner, Traci and Kerri Whitcomb, Jennifer and Kevin Gardner and Cait-linand Riley Gardner; fivegreat grandchildren, Kylee, Jenna, Sarah, Calvin and Janae; an uncle, Russell Clifford of Manchester; several nieces, nephews and cousins. A prayer service will be Wednesday, April 1 2, at 1 1 :30 a.m. at Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester. Burial will follow in East Cemetery, Manchester, with military honors. Family and friends mayscall Tuesday, April 11, 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc. of Connecticut, 300 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT. 06450. KASK, Robert C. Robert C. Kask, 77, of Wethersfield, beloved husband of the late Ei leen Edna (Comer) Kask, died Saturday, (April 8, 2000) at home. He was born January 1 5, 1 923 in Hartford, and was the son of the late Carl A. and Elsie (Smith) Kask. Robert was a Bulkeley High School graduate, Class of 1941, and lettered in football, basketball and baseball. He was a World War II, U.S. Navy veteran. He served aboard the USN Brooklyn NY, LCI 503 in the Asiatic-Pacific American Theater, and was awarded several military medals. He was employed by the City of Hartford, Finance Department, the State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Natural Gas, Co., where he was the Vice President of Information Services. He lived in Wethersfield since 1954. An avid golfer, he had been a member of Wethersfield Country Club since 1 956 where he served as President from 1978-1980. Bob had a zest for life and will be sadly missed by his loving family and host of friends. He is survived by a daughter, Eileen J. Kask of Stowe, VT; two sons, Robert M. Kask and his wife, Mae of Augusta, GA, and Richard A. Kask of Ft. Worth, TX, a sister, Jeane K. House and her husband, Kenneth of Wethersfield; two brothers, Frederick O. Kask and his wife, Patricia of East Hartford and Carl B. Kask and his wife, Rosemary of Wethersfield; several nieces and nephews and grand nieces. Funeral service will be Wednesday, at 9 a.m., from the D'Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Wethersfield. Burial in Village Cemetery, Wethersfield. Calling hours are Tuesday, from 4-8 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 670 Prospect Avenue, Hartford, 06105. KRISTOF, Joseph M. Joseph M. Kristof, 75, of Wethers field, husband ot Clair (Higgins) Kristof, died Satur- p day, (April 8, 2000) attheGlas- VT tonbury Health Care Center. Joseph was born Oct. 16, 1924, the son of the late Bronislaw and Mary (Dubovnic) Fristof in Keene, NH. Priorto his retirement in 1992, Joseph worked for the Hartford Housing Authority for ten years as an estimator and previously at City Iron Works. He was a communicant of the Church of the Incarnation and was a former member of the Wethersfield Country Club. Joseph wa an Army Air Corp Veteranof World War II. Besides his wife, he leaves three sons, Joseph D. Kristof and his wife, Dianeof Manchester, James E. Kristof and his wife, Shari of Cary, NC, and Robert M. Kristofandhiswife, Eileenof New Britain; a daughter, Miss Nancy Kristof of Denver, CO; two brothers, Stephen Kristof and his wife, Kathy of Med-field, MA, and Francis Kristof of East Longmeadow, MA; two sisters, Agnes Ciccalone and her husband, Joseph of Walpole, NH; and Anne Salonia and her husband, Joseph of Beverly Hill, FL; and four grandchildren, Timothy, Jason, Ryan and Justin Kristof. He was predeceased by a brother, John J. Kristof. The funeral will be Tues., at 9:15 a.m. from the Rose Hill Funeral Home, 580 Elm St., (RT. 1 60) Rocky Hill, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 0 a.m. at the Church of the Incarnation, Wethersfield. Burial will be in Mount St. Benedict's Cemetery, Bloomfield, with military honors. Memorial donations may be made to the donor's choice. The Kristof family wishes to thank the staff of the Glastonbury Health Care Center for their kindness and care. Family and friends may call at the funeral home TODAY, from 4-7 p m. : i,.. . RESTREPO, Luis Carlos Luis Carlos Restrepo, 56, of Hartford, died Wednesday, (April 5, 2000) at a local hospital . Born in Cali, Colombia, he resided in Hartford most all of his life. He leaves his beloved wife, Tri-nida Restrepo-Ocampo of Hartford; two sons, Fabian and Juan Carlos Restrepo, both of Hartford; a daughter, Katty Restrepoof Colombia; a brother, Adolfo Leon Restrepo of Colombia; and a sister, Dora Restrepo- DeFlores of Colombia. Funeral services will be held in Cali, Colombia. The DeLeon Funeral Home, 104 Main Street, Hartford, has charge of arrangements. Friends may call at the funeral home TODAY, April 10jrom 5-9 p.m. ROJECKI, Anthony "Tony" J. Anthony "Tony" J. Rojecki, 79, be loved husband ot over ba years to Carmella M. (Smarelli) Ro- iecki of South Windsor, died Saturday, (April 8, 2000) at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Born in Maple-ville, Rl, son of the late Louis and Mary (Perkowski) Rojecki, he lived in Webster, MAformanyyearsbeforemoving to South Windsor 35 years ago. Priorto his retirement in 1983, Anthony was employed by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, East Hartford, for 18 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, proudly serving on the destroyer, USS Gherardi.Hewasamemberof St. Margaret Mary Church, South Windsor. Besides his loving wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John E. and Angela Rojecki of Gorham, ME; three daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara A. and Louis Godzik of Thompson, Deborah R. and Allen Cavicchi of Bolton, and Susan L. Millet of Wausau, Wl; nine grandchildren, Tamara Kru-zel, Brenda Duquette, Gregory and Matthew Godzik, Lindsay, Alyssa and Stella Rojecki, Katie and Michael Cavicchi; six great grandchildren, Danielle, Nicole and Stephanie Duquette, Tyler and Alexandra Kruzel, and Michaela Godzik; a brother, Joseph Rojecki of Vashon, WA; a sister, Emily Daniel of Marietta, GA; and several nieces and nephews. Anthony was predeceased by a sister, Winnie Pa-trowicz. A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, April 1 1, at 10 a.m., at St. Margaret Mary Church, South Windsor. Interment will be in Wapping Cemetery, South Windsor, with Military Honors. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made to the Vernon VNA, 8 Keynote Drive, Vernon, CT 06066. Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements. SARRA, Helen J. Helen J. Sarra, 75, of Arrow Street, Enfield, died Saturday, (April 8, 2000) at Evergreen Nursing Home, Stafford Springs. Helen was born in Sabetha KS, the daughter of the late Harold and Hester (Myers) Johns and was an Enfield resident for 45 years. She was formerly employed by Hamilton Standard of Windsor Locks and later by Ka-man Aircraft in Bloomfield. Helen was a member of Holy Family Church, Enfield. She was an avid bowler for many years. Helen is survived by her beloved husband, Alfred W. Sarra. She is also survived by her loving family, two sons, Charles M. of Hebron, and Edward W. of Woodbridge, VA; her daughter and son in-law, Dorothy and James Valuckas of Doylestown, PA; also a grandson, Jesse B. Valuckas; a brother, Donald Johns in Iowa. Helen was predeceased by a sister, Mary Margaret Anderson. The Sarra family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, from 6-8:30 p.m. at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels, 43 Shaker Rd., Enfield (Exit 48 off Rt. 91, Rt. 220 East 1 & 14 miles) and on Wednesday, from 8:30-10 a.m. The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. from Browne Chapels. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 0:30 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Simon Rd., Enfield. Burial will be in St. Patrick's King St. Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to The American Cancer Society Connecticut Div., Inc., 14 Village Ln., P0 Box 370, Walling-f ord, CT. 06492-0370, orto Holy Family Church, 23 Simon Rd., Enfield CT. 06082. TU, Louis Y P Louis Y P Tu, 63, formerly of Hartford, died Monday, (November 22, 1999) in Hong Kong. Born in Shanghai, China, he had lived in the Hartford area, San Francisco, CA and tor the past five years in Hong Kong. Louis graduated from the University of Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan with a Bachelor's degree of Science and North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC with a Bachelor's Degree of Architecture. Louis also had studied at II Laboratorio per Aff resco di Vainella, Florence, Italy where he received a professional degree of fresco painting. Louis was a registered architect in Hartford and San Francisco area. He is survived by three sisters, Sophia S.T. Cui of Hangzhou, China, Lucy Chow of New Britain and Theresa Y.T. Yueh of Taiwan, China;two brothers, Y.S.Tuof Taiwan, China, Y.T. Tu of Hangzhou, China; and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, April 1 7, 1 1 a.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1755 Stanley St., New Britain. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Middle School, 30 Pendleton Rd., New Britain, CT 06053. TheSheehan-Hilborn-Breen Funeral Home, 1084 New Britain Ave., West Hartf ord isassisting the family. WELTER, Donald Donald Welter, 81, of Roast Meat Hill Road, Killingworth, died Friday, (April 7, 2000). He was the husband of Janet (Schafer) Welter. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 29, at 10 a.m., at the Killingworth Congregational Church. Man Kills Himself During Standoff By KIMBERLY MOY Courant Staff Writer NEW BRITAIN - Flowers and balloons marked an apartment building Sunday where a 30-year-old man had killed himself after a lVi-hour standoff with police. Valentin Santiago, who had threatened his former girlfriend with a handgun, killed himself late Saturday. He had refused to leave his girlfriend's family's first-floor apartment at 199 Broad St. after other occupants of the building had been evacuated. Santiago and the woman, whom police did not identify, were inside the apartment, along with two of her children and other family members, when the two began arguing, Police Lt. Richard Petano said "I believe they had recently broken up; they were having some kind of argument about that," he said. At one point, Santiago pulled out a gun, Petano said. Family members in another room called police without Santiago noticing, Petano said. Police responded quickly to the 9:30 p.m. call. They evacuated other tenants from the six-unit apartment building, blocked the intersection near the building at Broad and Silver streets, and kept watch over the building's exits, Petano said. Killer Helps Police Authorities with trained dogs searched several locations in Meriden over the weekend but found no trace of the victim a confessed serial killer claims to have slain years ago. State police, guided Saturday by convicted killer Hadden Clark, said they plan to return to the area, near Castle Craig, and may bring Clark back as well. Clark, 47, a convicted double-murderer in Maryland, has told an inmate whom he believes to be Jesus Christ that he may have killed as many as 11 women and children along the Eastern Seaboard. Au OBITUARY J.R. Blanning; Congregational Minister The Rev. James Robert Blanning of Bristol, an assistant minister at the First Church of Christ, Congregational, in Farmington and a former chaplain at Harvard University, died Saturday at Hartford Hospital after a long battle with cancer. He was 72. Blanning was the part-time assistant minister of pastoral care at the Farmington church and had previously served as a United Church of Christ pastor in churches in the state, most recently in Greater Hartford, and in Cambridge, Mass., and Bethlehem, Pa. He was also a lieutenant in the Army with the 11th Airborne Division from 1945 to 1947, serving most DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES WILDE, Hildegard R. (Rickett) WOODS, John H Sr. Tolland, widow of Cole W. Wilde, died Saturday, (April 8, 2000) at Rockville General Hospital. Born in Albany, ME, the daughter of the late William and Annie (Wilson) Rickett, she lived in the Tolland area for over 50 years. She was a longtime member of the United Congregational Church of Tolland. Hildegard was a loving and caring person who enjoyed fishing and the outdoors with her family. She leaves her son and daughter-in-law, William and Brenda Wilde of Stafford; her daughter and son-in-law, Colette and Cliff Jezek of Tolland; a brother, William Ricket of San Antonio, TX; and three grandchildren, Cole Jezek, Jenna and Nicole Wilde. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 12, at 1 1 a.m.,atthe Ladd-Turkington Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Rd., Vernon, with the Reverend Robert Wright officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 1 1, from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Research Highway, Meriden, CT 06450. WISELL, Erwin Erwin Wisell, 81, formerly of Tor rington, son of the late Xurry and Mabel L. (Beecher) Wisell, died Thursday, (April 6, 2000) at an area convalescent home. He was born in Winchester, April 1 2, 1 91 8, and had resided in Torrington for over 70 years. He was an U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and was a self-employed photographer for many years. Mr. Wisell is survived by several cousins and many close friends. Private graveside services with military honors will be in Center Cemetery, Torrington, at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donors choice. Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester, is in care of arrangements. Most of the occupants inside the apartment with Santiago, including some children, escaped through a window, Petano said. Santiago refused to leave the apartment and threatened to kill himself, Petano said. Officers talking to Santiago stayed outside the building's front door, separated from the apartment by a short hallway, Petano said. When police were unable to persuade Santiago to come out of hiding, they called their Special Response Team. At one point, after Santiago asked to speak with family members, police dialed relatives' numbers on their cellular phones. They slid their phones down the hallway to Santiago, but he never picked them up, Petano said. Police reports indicated that Santiago was very upset and emotional, Petano said. "He obviously was in a confused state," Petano said. "He was asking to talk to these people, but he wouldn't pick up the phone." At approximately 11 p.m., police heard a single gunshot inside the apartment. They entered the apartment and found Santiago dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a news release. No one else was injured. Search For Victim thorities have said Clark's claims to have disposed of a body in Meriden do not point to any specific unsolved case known to investigators. Clark, whose grandfather once owned a home in Meriden, is serving 60 years in a Maryland prison for the murders of 6-year-old Mi-chele Dorr, who disappeared in 1986, and 23-year-old Laura Hought-eling, who disappeared in 1992. In both cases, Clark helped police find the victims' remains. Hadden was expected to aid authorities in a similar search effort in Wellfleet, Mass., today. of his time in Japan where he was assigned leadership positions in several major rebuilding programs. During the 1960s, while a chap-Iain at Harvard, he was active in the civil rights movement. He traveled several times with groups of students to the South to participate in marches and rural home building improvement projects. After graduating from Yale University, he attended Cornell Law School, where he received his law degree in 1952. He returned to Yale to attend the divinity school, where he received his theological degree and was ordained in 1955. While in the seminary, he married a fellow student, the former Jean McClure, in 1953. John H. Woods, Sr., 75, of West Suf field, husband of the late Frances (Dolan) Woods, died Saturdav. (ADril 8. 200m at hk home. Born in Hartford hp liuprl in Windsor and Windsor Locks for many years, moving to West Suffield in 1959. He worked many years in construction, most recently operating as John H. Woods, Inc., building contractor. John was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II. He leaves his children, Laurie Littlehale of Amston, Dianne W. Pratt of Windsor, Suzanne Ucci of Milford, Frances Leonard of Suffield, John H. Woods, II of West Suffield, and Jacqueline Woods-Orcutt of Granby; two brothers, Arthur Woods and Charles Woods; 1 1 grandchildren; several niecesand nephews. His brother, William, and three sisters, Edna, Viola and Madeline predeceased him. Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Windsor Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Windsor. John was an animal advocate, please make a memorial donation in his name to the Suffield Dog Pound, 44 Ffyler Place, Suffield, CT. 06078. Arrangements are by the Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home. RICHARD E. SIMKEWICZ April 10, 1943 -April 10, 1998 We Miss You. John, Tony, Tommy, Bob, Pattv. Marie and Families' r"Tf k rrzrrtrrti ri ""l - WW"'! ' t. ' t i v

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