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1991 Obituaries

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David L. Dickerson, (Vermont College), 3/22/2010
LTC Thomas M. Hawes, USA, 11/6/2015
Eric R. Kimball, 10/25/1988
Jason A. C. Lange, 9/15/2004
Mark K. Manghi, 12/22/1998
Craig Andrew McDonald, 1/14/2008
Samuel L. Richardson, 3/17/2013
R. David Stauffer, (Vermont College), 7/25/2015

David L. Dickerson

Died Monday, March 22, 2010 at his home, at the age of 61. David was born June 6, 1948 in Millington, the son of Lloyd and Madeline (White) Dickerson.

David earned his Doctorate Degree in Psychiatry at Central Michigan University. He worked his entire life in psychology and psychiatry in Genesee, Saginaw and Lapeer counties. He was an outstanding athlete in his younger days and continued to enjoy sports, especially watching the Detroit Pistons and Detroit Tigers.

Surviving are his daughter, Nicole Dickerson of Saginaw; mother, Madeline Dickerson of Vassar; siblings, Beverly Hutchinson of Vassar, Lyle and wife, Sharon Palaghe of Saginaw, Norma and husband, Robert Farnham of Vassar and Raymond and wife, Linda Dickerson of Brighton; special friends, Tara Buckley and Hoa Dickerson; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and his dog and friend, Chloe. David was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Dickerson.

Funeral service took place at 11 a.m. Friday, March 26 at Martin Funeral Home in Vassar. Pastor Lyle Ohman officiated, with burial in Rich Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Family Fund. Martin Funeral Home of Vassar assisted the family with the arrangements.

Friends may share a memory with the family online at

LTC Thomas M. Hawes, USA

LTC Thomas Michael, 46, of San Antonio, Texas passed away suddenly Friday November 6th, 2015.

He was a serving Lieutenant Colonel, Military Police Officer, in the United States Army. He was a combat veteran of the war in Iraq. He was preceded in death by his mother; Nancy Lee Stomatuk Hawes.

Thomas is survived by his loving wife of 14 years; Rebekah Totten Hawes, son; Seth, daughters; Kayla and Julia, father; COL(R) Thomas Joseph Hawes, brother; Steven Hawes (Missy).

His funeral service will be 10:00am Tuesday November 17th, 2015 at Ratterman Funeral Home 12900 Shelbyville Rd. East Louisville, KY 40243 with burial in Cave Hill Cemetery to follow. Visitation will be 2 to 8 Monday November 16th, 2015 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be donated to The ALS Association of Kentucky 2815 Amsterdam Rd, Villa Hills, KY 41017 in Thomas' memory.

Jason A. C. Lange

Jason A.C. Lange died at home in Redlands, California on the 15th of September, 2004. He was born at the U.S. Army Hospital in Frankfurt, Germany, on the 14th of February 1969, and was a graduate of the Leelanau School in Glen Arbor, Michigan and Norwich University in Northfield, VT.

Upon commencement he was commissioned as an officer and served honorably in the United States Navy. After moving to California he completed his associate degree in Fire Science. He worked for the Milpitas Fire Department and most recently was employed by the City of San Bernardino Fire Department as a firefighter and paramedic.

Jason is lovingly remembered by his parents, Ann and Robert Lange of Lake Leelanau, Michigan, his brother, Christopher and sister-in-law, Joan Lange, niece, Hadley Rose, and nephew, Jackson Robert all of Traverse City, Michigan, and sister and brother-in-law, Suzanne and Robert Hanmer and nephew, William Robert of Palm Desert, California. Also surviving are three uncles and aunts, William and Susan Smith of Portland, Oregon, Richard and Judy Smith of Kalamazoo, Michigan and Elaine and Brian Pearson of Dearborn, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Virginia Smith and his paternal grandparents, Rudy and Ellen Lange.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial may be dedicated to the A.K. Smiley Public Library, 125 West Vine St., Redlands, CA 92373

Craig Andrew McDonald

Craig Andrew McDonald, 40, Morristown. A celebration of life service for Craig Andrew, age 40, of 903 North Umberland Street, Morristown, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the family home in Morristown. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the family home. Burial will be in the family plot. Arrangements are with Frary Funeral Home.

Mr. McDonald passed away January 14, 2008. Craig is survived by his parents, Joe and Shirley McDonald as well as brothers, Aaron McDonald and wife, Cheryl Young McDonald and their two children Michaela and Seamus of Bozeman, Montana, and Albert McDonald and Ellen Gimperline McDonald and their two children Chloe and Benjamin of Livingston, Montana; and his sister, Yvonne Suzanne McDonald of Venice, California.

Mr. McDonald was born on September 5, 1967, the son of Jo and Shirley McDonald. He attended grammar school in Morristown and graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy. He did a post graduate year at Kent Preparatory School in Kent, Connecticut and then spent four years at Norwich and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Following university, and to honor his ROTC obligations, he served two years in the Navy stationed in Puerto Rico. While there, he enjoyed crewing on his Navy Medical Captain's sail boat in the Caribbean.

He then lived, played and worked in Telluride, Colorado for the Hall Chair Lift Company and for various contractors in Bozeman, Montana.

He returned to Morristown after a couple of years out west and established his own company, Chapman Point Inc., doing fine quality dock and residential construction.

Craig loved the outdoors, his family home on the St. Lawrence River and belonged to many sportsman organizations. He was a tremendously hard worker and enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling and kayaking in Northern, New York.

Samuel L. Richardson

Samuel L. Richardson, 44, died March 17, 2013, in Columbus, Georgia.

Sam was born October 24, 1968, in Macon, Georgia to Elmo and Linda Richardson. He graduated from First Presbyterian Day School in 1986 and went on to complete his education at Norwich University in Vermont. After graduation, he returned home to Macon before moving to Columbus to pursue a career as a construction project manager. An avid outdoorsman, he loved spending time hunting and fishing at the family farm and could often be found there with his friends.

Sam is survived by his parents, Elmo and Linda Richardson; sister, Jennifer Nelson and her husband, David Nelson; niece and nephew, Elizabeth and Lanier Nelson; paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Richardson.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to The Methodist Home for Children & Youth, 304 Pierce Avenue, Macon 31204 or The Museum of Arts & Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon 31210 or First Presbyterian Day School, 5671 Calvin Drive, Macon 31210. Visit to express tributes.

R. David Stauffer

R. David Stauffer, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the age of 70, after suffering a heart attack on the 18th hole of the Golden Ocala Golf Club.

He was born to Richard and Marybelle Stauffer. David attended Lutheran schools in Fort Wayne, IN, completed his undergraduate education at Valparaiso University and obtained an MA degree in psychology from Vermont College. During his career in marketing and administration, he helped launch the Culligan Co. in the Chicago area. He moved from Ft. Wayne to Pinellas County and then made Gainesville his home in 1994. David was employed by Oak Hammock in marketing from its inception. He continued as CEO after the development opened and left that position to work with the development company. In recent years he and two partners created AWS, a company providing primary health care services to assisted living residents. An avid golfer, David was twice president of Gator Golf Boosters and three times president of Gainesville Golf and Country Club. He was also a Paul Harris Fellow Rotarian and Captain of the Gator Tip-Off Club.

David is survived by his wife of 25 years, Gail Sasnett-Stauffer; his children Greg (Jill) Stauffer, Gretchen Hansen, Brad Stauffer, Rhett Janssen and Shannon Janssen; grandchildren JD, Madison and Mia; and siblings Susan (Jerry), Betsy (Joe) and Ed (Barb).

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., in the Worship Center of Trinity United Methodist Church, 4000 NW 53rd Avenue, Gainesville. A reception will follow at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association , House of Hope or Bread of the Mighty Food Bank.


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