We are saddened by the loss of a great friend, mentor, and
distinguished Y's Man BRUCE MUELLER. He ended his battle with cancer on Dec.
14, 2010. Bruce was an active in many community organizations
Fullerton Police Department where he enjoyed patrolling the city and
staffing the front desk. Bruce's journey has ended but his legacy lives on
through the donation of a K-9 unit to the City of Fullerton. Bruce is survived
by his wife, Fran Mueller; daughter, Debbye Viveros; grandchildren, Nicholas and
Samantha; father, Roy Mueller; brother, Cliff Mueller and a sister, Jean
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Bruce Mueller to the Fullerton Police Department, Attn: Juanita Juarez, 237 W. Commonwealth Ave., .
Del Jay Kinney
We are saddened by the loss of a great friend, mentor, and distinguished Y's Man DEL JAY KINNEY. He passed away on November 18, 2008, a day after he celebrated his 86th birthday. Del & Analee lived at the Otterbein Retirement Community in Lebanon Ohio. Del was an active participant in contributing to the improvement of the quality of life at this community. Del is survived by his wife, Analee, Sons . Jay of San Francisco, CA, Todd of Urbana, Illinois, daughter Sally Wakasugi of Japan, two daughters .in-laws, one Son-in-law, and four grandchildren. Memorial gifts can be made with the YMCA World Service, 101 Wacker Dr, 14th Floor, Chicago IL 60606 or the Otterbein Lebanon Benevolent Care Fund. As a gift to humanity, his body was donated to Wright State Medical University. Letters of Condolences may be sent to Analee Kinney, P.O. Box 3302, Lebanon OH 45036-0302 12/1/08
Virgina Faye Carr
|of Fresno, died on Sunday, November 9, 2008, at age 88. A native of Oklahoma, Virginia moved with her family to California in 1923, where her father owned and operated a small farm near Turlock. In 1941, Virginia married Bill Carr, who passed away in 2000. The couple established their home in Calwa, where they raised their two children, and Virginia commenced her more than 50 years of service to her community. Although her activities were wide ranging, Virginia was best known for her seemingly tireless efforts on behalf of the Central Valley YMCA, and Sequoia Lake Youth Camps. For many years, Virginia operated the Y's Menette's Thrift Shop and an annual rummage sale raising many thousands of dollars to support programs for children. She also taught summer crafts programs and served the Cub Scouts as a Den Mother. In honor of her efforts. Virginia received the Central Valley YMCA's Outstanding Volunteer Award, and in 1981, the YMCA nominated her as Fresno Volunteer of the Year. Virginia was also an Honorary Life Member of P.T.A. Virginia is survived by her sons, William and Michael; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. A Graveside Service will be held at Belmont Memorial Park on Thursday, November 13, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Calwa United Methodist Church, 2540 So. 10th Street, Fresno, Ca. 93725. YOST WEBB 1002 'T' Street Fresno, Ca. (559)237-4147|
Gordon J. Martiny
Gordon age 86, of Holland, died Monday,, 2008, at Hospice House of Holland.
Gordon was born in Big Rapids to Robert and Geneva (Bumb) Martiny. He was a veteran of the World War II. Gordon earned degrees from and the on the G.I. Bill. He began his career teaching woodshop in Lapeer, and spent over 20 years educating students at before retiring. He was a volunteer for the Boy Scouts for many years and was involved in Gerber Scout Camp in Muskegon where he served in many positions including several years as Camp Director. He was an active member of the Y's Men's Club, a Y.M.C.A. service organization in Muskegon. A longtime member of First Presbyterian Church in Muskegon, he served as an Elder and Deacon. He later joined Hope Church after moving to Holland., serving as a squad leader in the Pacific Theatre during
Preceding him in death was his wife, Dorothy Martiny, on April 7, 2001; and a son-in-law, Steve Wilton in 1988.
Surviving are his children, Robert Martiny, of Columbus, OH, Mary and Arthur Buys, of Holland, Sandra Martiny and Alfred Festa, of Jersey City, NJ, and Sally Martiny and Kirk Brobson, of Germantown, MD; 10 Grandchildren; 2 Great Grandchildren; In-laws, Don and Sue Webb, and William and Doris Webb; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A memorial service is scheduled for Friday 3:00p.m., at Hope Church in Holland. Officiating will be the Rev. Gordon Wiersma. A family burial will be later in Martiny Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gerald R. Ford Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Passed away on Monday, May 5,
Memorial Medical Center, his home away from home. He put up a good fight, but
there was so much damage from the 2 heart attacks; lung, kidney and heart. The
doctors tried everything in their power to save him, which we appreciated.
There will be a viewing on Saturday, May 10th from 3 PM to 8 PM at Green Hills Memorial Park, address below. The service will be, Monday, May 12, 2008 at our church St. John Lutheran Church, 14517 Crenshaw Blvd, Gardena at 10 AM. From there we will go to Green Hills Memorial Park, 27501 S. Western Ave, Rancho Palos Verde's, then go to the Gardena/Carson YMCA for a lunch, located at 1000 West Artesia Blvd.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart Fund, Y's Men International Endowment Fund or your favorite charity.
We want to thank you all for your prayers through the past 3 weeks. It's with such good friends thinking of us and praying that has made all of this bearable. Thank you again. You are the best!
Bonnnie Jill and family
Odis James Maynard
O.J. as everyone knew him died on January 11, 2008.
Visitation will be held on Friday January 18th at Simpson Family
Mortuary, 3443 W. Manchester Blvd. Inglewood. Services will be at 11 AM on
Saturday at the Church of The Living God, 9800 S. Western, Los Angeles.
O.J. was a member of the Crenshaw Y Service Club. He was a very active member holding the positions of vice president, public relations and sergeant at arms. He was also active member with his alumni association at Langston University where he was a member of the class of 1957.
O.J. We will miss your service.1/16/08
Sad news came today from Les Vaughnís son, Scott. He called to share that his dad had passed away about 11 PM, August 13th, in Arizona where he had been living. Les, along with his wife, Barbara, were long time members of the North Coast Y Service Club. Barbara passed away in the late 1990ís. Les held many offices in Yís Dom. He was always active at the club level, Regional level, including Regional Director, and he also served as US Area President. The local YMCA Camps were very special to him & he supported them with continued enthusiasm.
At this time the plan appears to be that there will be a Memorial Service for Les in May or June, 2008 in the San Diego area. Scott will share more plans as the time approaches..
Scott is stationed in Iraq with the Air Force. He made his phone call from there. It is a difficult time for him and his young family. Amy & their two children, Meagan & Parker, remain in Alaska where Scott was based prior to deployment in April. He hopes to return home in December. Cards &/or e-mails can be sent to the following:
Scott Vaughn & Family 1405 A Metzger Ave. Elmendorf AFB, AK 99506 email@example.com 8/21/07
TWO OF OUR FAITHFUL YíS MENíS MEMBERS, FROM THE MICHIGAN CLUBS, HAVE PASSED. GORDON STOW OF THE PARKWOOD-EAST LANSING CLUB, AND NEIL SPOELMAN OF THE MUSKEGON CLUB.
GORDON (GORDIE) STOW WAS A FORMER INTERNATIONAL YíS MENíS PRESIDENT AND WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN HELPING FORM THE MIDEAST REGION AT THE TIME WHEN OHIO, WEST VIRGINIA AND KENTUCKY AND MICHIGAN MERGED.
NEIL SPOELMAN WAS A LONG-TIME ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE MUSKEGON NOON YíS MENíS CLUB.
BOTH OF THESE MEN WILL BE MISSED!
GORDON DIED ON JUNE 20, 2007, AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, YOU MAY CALL CARL MESCHER AT 517-332-1027. GORDIEíS HOME ADDRESS IS 3503 TECUMSEH RIVER DRIVE , LANSING , MI 48906 .
MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR NEIL WILL BE AT THE MARANATHA CONFERENCE CENTER , 4759 LAKE HARBOR ROAD , MUSKEGON , MI . NEILíS HOME ADDRESS IS 1536 RIDGE AVE., MUSKEGON , MI 49441YOU MAY WANT TO REMEMBER THESE MEN BY ANY WAY THAT YOU DESIRE. 6/21/07
It is with great sadness that I must inform you
that Phyllis Carter, a ten year member of our club, passed away during
the night of
May 19, 2007.
Phyllis' cheerful personality was always present at our gatherings! She provided us with so many informative meetings where she portrayed local women of the past or reported on her latest Elder Hostel trip. She served as Club President for two years and volunteered daily at the County Fair Food Booth. We never let her forget the time she asked the health inspector if he was there to work. After his reply of "yes", she informed him the first thing he needed to do was go wash his hands!
Phyllis' late husband, Bob, was a long time member of our club. Soon after his death, Phyllis joined the club to continue Bob's legacy. Phyllis is survived by one son, John Carter, and wife Kim and grandchildren Lauren, Jack and Roy.
Funeral Services for 71 year old Phyllis Elaine Carter of Washington will be held at 6:30pm Tuesday at the Washington Community Center. Burial will take place at the Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington. Visitation will begin at 9am Tuesday at the Jones Eden Funeral Home. Family visitation will be from 5-6:30pm at the Community Center. A memorial has been established to the Washington Community Y Endowment Fund or the Washington Public Library Building Fund. 5/21/07
Our former US Area President (2000), Al Jacques, passed
away on Sunday, Sept. 24. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 6,
at 2:00 p.m. at the Methodist Church on Downey Ave., Downey Ca.
Cards and prayers to the family would be greatly appreciated:
Al Jacques Family
12730 Whitewood Ave.
Downey, CA 90242-4739
Lorraine Black, a long time member of the Bellflower Club, passed away recently. Cards and prayers would be appreciated to: 9/27/06
6145 Henrilee St.
Lakewood, CA 90713-2607
Bob Prather of the Westchester Y died on Sept. 25. Services will be held on Oct. 14 at 11:00 a.m. at the Westchester United Methodist Church, 8065 Emerson Ave., Westchester, CA. Condolences may be sent to his wife: 9/27/06
8601 Falmouth Ave.
Playa del Rey, CA 90293
interest in the Carondelet YMCA began when her husband Ed and their son Larry became active in the Y Indian Guides. In 1981 both she and Ed were invited to join the Carondelet Y Service Club by friends who were already members. They were both active in the clubís social activities and in the Book Fair, the chief club fundraiser. They also invited their friend and neighbor Eleaner Eichenberger to join the club.
Eleanor served as Club Vice President and Program Chairman and with Eleaner Eichenberger worked for many years with the new books and childrenís books. She was regarded as a faithful member and gave wise guidance to all for the benefit of the club and the YMCA. 5/14/06
Of the Fullerton Saturday Y's Men passed away on May 2nd. He was a long time member with many accomplishments. He will be greatly missed by his many friends. Services were held at the Fullerton EV Free Church at 2801 N. Brea Blvd. (Brea/Bastencury) at 11:00 am Saturday May 6th. Cards can be sent to his wife Harriet and their family at 941 E. Beechwood Ave, Fullerton, CA. 92835. Please keep his family in your prayers at this difficult time. 5/9/06
It is with sadness that we report the unexpected death of Greg, longtime member of the Lohse Tucson club. Services were held Thursday, March 9, 2006 @ 11:30 AM at Our Mother of Sorrows Church in Tucson. 3/16/06
Ariani lost her beloved husband when he died
suddenly from another heart attack Thursday, March 2nd.
Cards for her and the children may be sent to them: 1717
S. Prairie Ave., #2310 Chicago, Il. 60616
Visitation: Sunday, Mar. 5 4:00-9:00 pm Hollowell & James Funeral Home
1025 W. 55th. St. , Countryside, Il.
Funeral: Monday, Mar.6- 1:00 pm at the funeral home
Burial following at Woodlawn Cemetery
Memorials to Time Of Fast project in Joel's name. Checks to be made out to: Y's Men International Write "Time of Fast" below in info. line Mail to: Audrey Bueche, Treas.
Naperville Y's Men & Women's Club 940 N. Brainard St. Naperville, Il. 60563
Former Central Valley YMCA CEO Nick Bronzan died December 5, 2005. Our prayers of comfort and support go out to his family. His memorial will be held this coming Sunday, starting at 10:30 AM at the Piccadilly Inn University, located at 4961 N. Cedar Ave., Fresno CA. For a complete write-up click on this link Nick Bronzan.
Donald age 75, of Carondelet Y Service Club entered into eternal rest on Sun., Sept. 18, 2005. Donald was a St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer for 31 years. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History at the age of 50. He loved being with his family and friends for all kinds of activities and functions, such as camping, traveling long distance trips and short trips, playing games, family outings, attending many functions, and just sitting on the front porch talking. He served with the Missouri National Guard 131st Aircraft Control Squadron and was a member of the St. Louis Police Officers Association; St. Louis Police Veterans Association; St. Louis Police Funeral Association; National Rifle Association; National Association of Investors Corp.; Lemay Housing Partnership, Inc.; YMCA of Carondelet and the Y Service Club; AARP, and St. Louis Jazz Club. He also was a faithful contributor to the St. Labre Indian School in Ashland, MT.
Johnson of the Santa Monica Y's Men's Breakfast Club died on August 24 at the age of 84. Bob was a medic in World War II, a successful aerospace engineer, a connoisseur of good wine, a gourmet cook, a docent at the Museum of Flight and the Getty Institute, and a life long active member of the Y's Men's Club. He was a dedicated worker for the YMCA. He collected and sold books for the book cart at the Santa Monica YMCA which brought in thousands of dollars for scholarships for the YMCA. Bob's sunny smile will be missed. A memorial service was held September 10. (From the Sea Breeze club bulletin.)
Ken Goebel passed today June 11th 2005. Fran called Rea Finn to give us the sad news and alert us to the arrangements for the visitation and funeral. The visitation will be at Southwest Baptist Church from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, June 13. The Service will begin at 7 p.m. Burial will be on Tuesday at Jefferson Barracks. The newspaper will have the details.
Ken was a charter member of our club and a very active YMCA Board member at Carondelet St. Louis for many years. Both he and Fran worked with us all for years on the Book Fair
It is with great sorrow, eased by
the celebration of the life of a dear friend to many, a man of God, and
a dedicated Y's Man, that I share with you that Y's Man Harry
Puckett died this morning, February 10, 2005. His son tells me that arrangements
are pending, but that Whitley's Funeral Home in Kannapolis is in charge. In
the mean time, please remember Harry's wife Maggie and son Phil in your
prayers. If you wish to send messages of condolence to Maggie, her mailing
Mrs. Maggie Puckett
206 York Avenue
Kannapolis, NC 28083.
For more information please contact Jimmie at e-mail below.
With Peace, Love, and Prayers,
Jimmie H. Melton, Secretary
John R. Mott Club, Kannapolis, NC
November 6, 2003
The Crenshaw Y Service Club sadly announces the going home of Mr. Charles W. Smith, founding member of 28th Street Y's Men Co-Ed Club- Los Angeles, on Friday, October 31, 2003. He is survived by his three daughters. Our contact person is Mrs Sharian Smith-Neal. Services begin on Thursday, 11/06/2003 evening at 7:00 PM, Angelus Funeral Home, 3875 South Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90008. Continuing on Friday, 11/07/2003 at 10:00 AM @ Holman United Methodist Church at 3320 W. Adams Blvd., just west of Arlington Avenue.
Acknowledgements can go to Mrs. Sharian Smith-Neal at 1185 1/2 West 39th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90037
Yours in Y' sdom
Margurite G. Turner
September 21, 2003
The Carondelet Y Service Club is deeply saddened by the passing of our member, Rich Reeg on September 9, 2003. He was the founding president in 1978 and has held every office more than once, remaining steadfast and loyal to the ideals of Yís Men International while working tirelessly for the Carondelet YMCA as Board Member since 1973, volunteer and backbone of the Annual Book Fair, serving as chairman for many years. He was involved in the greater community through service to his church and the Boy Scouts.
Rich was a dedicated supporter of his wife, Rachelle, in her election to district, regional, U.S. Area and international offices of Yís Men International. They were a team in advancing the cause of Yís Men.
Rich left for many of us an example to follow for integrity, service and leadership.
March 4, 2003
It's with regret and sadness that I inform you of the passing
of Fred Livingston. The info we received was that he passed away this
morning, details still pending.
Pray for his repose and know that he is with the Lord and free from pain.
Please extend the sincere condolences of the entire Hawai'i Region to Lani and family. Fred was the true embodiment of Y's Men. His contributions to his club and the Region were significant and far reaching. He will be greatly missed.
Willis J. Potthoff
August 3, 1914 -- April 11, 2002
The Carondelet Y Service Club in St. Louis owes the success of its chief fundraising--its annual Book Fair--to Willis J. Potthoff who passed away at age 87 on April 11, 2002. He was most instrumental as a teacher and guide to us who learned from him the joy and pleasure of working with books and passing them on to the public. Over twenty-four years our club has raised almost $500,000, contributing about 60% of it to our Carondelet YMCA for scholarships and building improvements.
His attributes of determination and patience along with his knowledge and love of books guided our club to the success we have been able to achieve not only in support of our YMCA but in contributing to the various philanthropies of Y's Men International and to agencies in our community.
We are proud to have had Willis in our midst, not only as a member, but also as a friend.
David Rall Elder
David Rall Elder, 90, of Washington, died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at Halcyon
House Health Care Center in Washington, following a lengthy illness.
Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at Jones & Eden Funeral Home in Washington, with the Rev. Ron McMenamin and Mike Zahs speaking. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery at a later date. Visitation begins at I p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Washington Community Theater or Halcyon House Good Samaritan Fund.
Mr. Elder liked a good party and in accordance with his wishes, a reception with good food and fellowship will be held in the fellowship room of the funeral home for friends following the service.
Mr. Elder was born April 18, 1911, in Washington, to Orville and Carolyn Louise (Rall) Elder. He married Mable Livingston, Oct. 28, 1939. in Washington.
Mr. Elder was a lifelong resident of Washington. He graduated from Washington High School. He attended Pomona College in California and later graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University. He worked for 70 years at The Washington Evening Journal, where he served as photographer, worked in the advertising department and was head of the job printing department before becoming editor and publisher. He was awarded Master Publisher honors by the Iowa Press Association. 'He received the Iowa Newspaper Foundation Heritage Club Award in 1992.
Mr. Elder was involved in the Y's Men's Club, both locally and internationally. He was editor of the internationally known Y's Men's World Magazine for 27 years, and attended the Y's Men's international conventions most of those years. In the Mid American Region there is an award given in his honor, to a Y's who has done outstanding service to the Region.
Mr. Elder was actively involved in the Washington community, He served as president of the YMCA board. He was one of the Washington Community Theater's original board members. He served on the Washington Public Library Board for many years.
Mr. Elder supported the Washington Humane Society and the Washington County Conservation Board. He received a Friend of Education Award in 1992. He was also awarded the Washington Rotary Club Outstanding Citizenship Award for his service to the community.
Mr. Elder was also active in the Community Theater, where he appeared as an actor in many local productions. He directed other productions, and wrote a play, "A Stranger Comes to Cottonwood." which was performed at the theater. He also performed in several productions on a riverboat theater in Canton. Mo. He was a loyal supporter of the Washington High School drama department.
Mr. Elder was also a writer who published a series of books after his retirement from The Evening Journal.
Mr. Elder is the last of his immediate family.
He was preceded in death by his parents', and his wife, Mable, in 1990.
Most of this is a reprint from the Washington newspaper.
The Naperville Y's Men & Women's Club in Illinois is sadden to announce the death of one of their former members. Charles "Chuck" Peaslee (75 yrs.) died suddenly at home Sunday, January 13, 2002. He was a quiet person but a conscientious, hard worker at any of the many tasks that he accepted within our club. Chuck and his wife continued to open their home for club programs and help on projects when possible despite stopping membership last year. Avid supporter of Sioux YMCA in S.D.. A memorial service will take place Thursday, January 17th. at 7:00p.m. at the Community United Methodist Church in Naperville. Messages of condolences may be sent in care of his wife: Daisie Peaslee, 615 E. Prairie, Naperville, Il. 60540
This is the write up from "The Bakersfield Californian" Sunday September 16, 2001,
11:25:01 PM (Monday morning paper) Dr. Joseph Anderson, Jr. left a gulf in the Bakersfield community
when he died Sunday.
"He did so much, in such a loving way, that it's going to be hard to replace him," said Michael Bush, president of the Kiwanis Club of Bakersfield.
"In fact, I don't think it's possible to replace him." Anderson, 70, was born in Jacksonville, Fla. in 1930. He came to Bakersfield in 1960 after serving in the U.S. Air Force and doing his medical internship at D.C. General Hospital in Washington, D.C.
After three years at Kern Medical Center, he started his own practice on Niles Street in east Bakersfield. He specialized in internal medicine. But the real community impact of Joe Anderson, from Bush's point of view, came through his involvement in community groups like the Kiwanis Club and the YMCA. Anderson ran the Kiwanis' youth organization and was a resource that could always be counted on. "He was always available. He was always there," Bush said. In 35 years Anderson never missed a meeting, Bush said. But his service was more behind the scenes than it was in the spotlight. "He was a quiet man who did great things," Bush said. "It's just unbelievable that he's not going to be around."
Anderson was also an active supporter of Cal State University Bakersfield -- a member of the Cal State Foundation Board and Circle K Club.
He was a member of the Kern County Historical Society, was the former president of the Kern County Medical Society, the Kern County Heart Association and was former chief of medicine at Mercy Hospital.
Anderson was also deeply involved in the YMCA organization. He was the former president of the International Y's Men -- dedicated to raising money and support for the YMCA. Bush said he didn't know how Anderson did all the things he did.
His daughter-in-law, Paula Parks, said Anderson was a quiet man who slipped into the back to watch his grandchildren's basketball games, then slipped out just as silently at the end. "He was quiet and unassuming and he didn't like to draw attention to himself," she said. She said her father-in-law was an expert at time management who got lucky when he married his wife, Susianna. "He had a very dedicated, giving wife and that allowed him to do a lot of what he did," Parks said. "My mother-in-law is great."
Anderson's son and Parks' husband, Dr. Brad Anderson, said his father made a huge impact on his life. "He was a fabulous role-model, taking me out and showing me what it was to do community service," Brad said. "He inspired me to become a physician." Joe Anderson was the kind of father who would listen, without you noticing, and then at Christmas time would deliver exactly what you wanted, Brad Anderson said.
His father's death, from a heart attack Sunday morning, was a surprise that shocked the family, Anderson said. Services are still being scheduled, he said. There will be a viewing on Tuesday and a memorial service at noon on Wednesday, 19 September.
Allan Tingey died Tuesday afternoon August 14th 2001 from a heart attack. Adele told us that he died peacefully without any pain. Allan was a long time member of the Pasadena Y's Men Club. He also set up travel trips for many of the U. S. Area and international conventions
Bernell M. Bewell
6/16/24 - 8/19/01
Bernell was a member of the Downtown Y' s Menettes of St. Paul, MN for 51 years and also joined the St. Paul Skyway Y Service Club in 1999. She was serving as the Regional Director for Time of Fast for the North Central Region at the time of her passing. Bernell is truly missed by her many friends and family, especially her husband Claude, editor of the Y'
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