Elma L. Kunego, 85, of Batavia, N.Y., died Monday, May 31, 1999, at
United Memorial Medical Center, (North Street).
Mrs. Kunego was born Sept. 25, 1913, in Caledonia, N.Y., the daughter
of the late A. Raymond and Laura Knight Kinney.
Mrs. Kunego was the wife of the late Joseph K. Kunego, who died in
1980 and the sister of the late Donald R. Kinney.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Batavia for more than 70
years, an avid bowler participating in the Tuesday Morning League, a member
of the Western New York Camaro Club and a classic car enthusiast. She served
as den mother for the Cub Scouts and was retired from the former GTE Sylvania
Plant, where she was an inspector and an union steward.
Mrs. Kunego is survived by her sons, Donald R. Kunego and his wife,
Barbara, of Bergen, N.Y., John T. Kunego and his wife, Renee, of Rochester,
N.Y. and Ronald J. Kunego and his wife, Patricia, of Plano; sister, Betty
Moore and her husband, Frank, of Lakeland, Fla.; six grandchildren, Todd,
Jennifer, Joseph, Stephanie, Kristine and John Kunego; and great-grandson,
Friends called from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June
2, 1999, at H.E. Turner and Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 3, 1999, at First Baptist
Church of Batavia, followed by burial in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia, N.Y.
Memorials may be made to the Memorial Fund of the First Baptist Church.
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Elena Rubiano, 67, of Metro Manila, Philippines, passed away May 29,
1999, at Medical Center of Plano. Interment will be in Eternal Gardens
in Novaliches, Philippines. Family visitation was held from 5 to 9 p.m.
Monday, May 31, 1999, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
Pamela Sue Wright of Princeton, passed away May 31, 1999.
Christopher Gerdes, 17, of Plano, passed away Sunday, May 30, 1999,
at his residence.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at Cantrell Funeral
Chapel with interment in Ridgeview West Memorial Park in Frisco.
Christopher was born July 21, 1981, in San Antonio, the son of John
and Marie Dorsey Gerdes. He was a December graduate of the North Texas
Survivors include his parents, John and Marie Gerdes of Plano; sister,
Meredith Knight-Gerdes of Irving; grandmothers, Lucille Gerdes of Benkelman,
Neb., Adella Knight of San Antonio; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
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David Clifford White, born Sept. 2, 1962, in Roswell, N.M., passed
away May 19, 1999, in Plano. David grew up in Plano, where he graduated
from high school in 1980. David honorably served in the U.S. Army and was
co-owner of W.W. Lawn Maintenance in Plano. An avid outdoorsman, David
was a proud member of the N.R.A. David was preceded in death by his mother,
Barbara White and his father, Joe C. White.
David is survived by his sister, Jennifer White of Arlington; and numerous
aunts, uncles and cousins.
Graveside services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 1999, in Restland
Memorial Park. The familyl received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May
21, 1999, at Restland Funeral Home.
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Frank C. Van Horn, 72, of Plano entered into eternal rest May 19, 1999.
He was a World War II veteran, a 30-year employee of the U.S. Department
of Labor and a longtime active member of St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Martha Van Horn; children,
Allan C. Van Horn of Dallas and his wife, Brenda, Mark I. Van Horn of Arlington
and his wife, Myra, Monice L. Latimer of Plano; grandchildren, Rachel and
Rebecca Van Horn and Tommy Latimer; brother, Edward Van Horn; and sisters,
Marie Chevriere and Isabelle Van Horn.
For those who knew him and loved him they will always remember his
warm hugs and quick puns. Our memories of Frank as an unconditional loving
husband, caring father, wonderful grandpa and faithful friend will be dearly
missed and cherished forever. His spirit of love, faith and generosity
will be with us all until we meet again.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 1999, at Ted Dickey
Funeral Home in Plano. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at
10 a.m. Monday, May 24, 1999, at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church
in Plano. Interment will follow at Restland Memorial Park, Dallas.
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Sam Cuccia, age 90, died May 19, 1999, in Plano. Mr. Cuccia was a resident
of Plano for the past 14 years. He was a loving and good father and husband,
and a hard worker. Mr. Cuccia loved to walk in Texas and made a lot of
friends on his walks. He was a volunteer and peer counselor at the Dallas
Lighthouse for the Blind.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Jenny Cuccia; sons, Peter Cuccia
of Cleveland, Ohio, Dennis Cuccia and his wife, Cheryl, of Plano, and Thomas
Cuccia and his wife, Victoria, of Languna Beach, Calif.; daughter, Patricia
Blanc of Aspen, Colo.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother,
Joseph Cuccia of Cleveland; and sister, Janette of Cleveland.
A mass of Christian burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 1999,
at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Plano.
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Edna Mae Perry, 92, of Plano, passed away May 14, 1999. She was preceded
in death by her husband, Irving Perry; and daughters, Andrea Perry and
She is survived by four grandchildren, Christopher, Michele, Stephen
and Greg Pitcher.
Memorial services will he at 2 p.m. Friday, May 21, 1999, at St. Elizabeth
Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2701 Pidra, Plano. The Rev. Henry Petter will
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Verna Sophie "Vee" Wilson, resident of Plano, passed away May 16, 1999,
in Plano. She was born in St. Joseph County, Mich., to Daniel and Emily
Verna is survived by her husband of 49 years, Mark Wilson of Plano;
children, Pamela McDonald of Plano, Mark Wilson of Wichita Falls and Kelly
Wilson of Grand Prairie; grandchildren, Sunshine Wilson of Morgan City,
La., John McDonald of Germany, Heather McDonald of Santa Barbara, Calif.,
Mark Wilson of Witchita Falls, Jessica Wilson of Wichita Falls and Kimberly
Wilson of Grand Prairie; brother, Roger Hoyt of Delaware; sister, Jeanette
Thorn of Oregon; and mother, Emily Heywood of Constaine, Mich.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 1999, at Resurrection
Lutheran Church, Plano. Interment will follow in Plano Mutual Cemetery.
Viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 20, 1999, at Ted Dickey
Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American
Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, Ga., 30329, 800-ACS-2345.
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Pete Panos, 66, died May 15, 1999, at Plano Rehabilitation Hospital.
He was born March 1, 1933, to Constantine (Gus) and Angeliki Krebouni Panos
in Shreveport, La., and married Ellen Louise Elder on May 25, 1962, in
Dove Creek, Colo. Mr. Panos was a geophysicist with ARCO Oil and Gas. He
was of the Greek Orthodox faith and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Mr. Panos was a loving husband and father. He will be missed by his
family; "The Lunch Bunch" and many friends he is leaving behind.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen Panos of Plano; daughter, Angela
Carroll and her husband, Philip, of Corpus Christi; son, Christopher Panos
of Plano; brothers, George Panos and Nick Panos, both of Miami, Fla.; and
numerous cousins and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents,
Constantine (Gus) and Angeliki Panos and sister, Frances Tolis.
Services were at 2 p.m. Friday, May 21, 1999, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel. The Rev. Danny Buster officiated. Interment was in Ridgeview Memorial
Thomas Dean Bailey, 65, resident of Plano, passed away May 13, 1999
in Tulsa, Okla. He was born in July 1933, to Clifford and Bessie Bailey.
Tom had been a resident of Plano for 16 years and was project manager at
Fast-Trak Construction. He was a 1951 graduate of Broad Ripple High School
and attended Depaw and Butler University after graduation. He was a member
of the Junto for more than 20 years.
Tom is survived by his wife of 44 years, Gayle Purves Bailey of Plano;
son, Scott Bailey; daughter, Jennifer Higgins; grandchildren, Brittiany
and Brandon Bailey and Kellee Higgins; and brother, John D. Bailey.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 16, 1999, at Ted Dickey
Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Restland Funeral Home. Visitation
will follow from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 16, 1999, at Ted Dickey Funeral
Home. Memorials may be made to the Childrens Cancer Fund, 12720, Hillcrest
Road, Suite 120, Dallas, Texas, 75230.
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Ralph B. "Pic" Pickens, resident of Plano, passed away May 12, 1999,
in Plano. He was born in July 1920, to David and Virginia Pickens. He was
a member of First United Methodist Church of Plano, where he was a member
of the "Porter Class"and was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. Ralph
retired from the Associates Investment Group after more than 20 years of
Ralph is survived by his wife of 54 years, Virginia Pickens of Plano;
daughter, Karolyn Hartzman of Sunnyvale, Calif.; granddaughters, Susan
and Rebecca Hartzman; and sisters, Etta Mae Pickens and Reba Pickens.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 17, 1999, at First
United Methodist Church, Plano. Memorials may be made in honor of Ralph
to the "Promise Land" fund for the new church, care of First United Methodist
Church, Plano, 1111 18th Street, Plano, Texas, 75074.
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Alice Joy Lanning, born on June 30, 1904, in Brooklyn, N.Y., passed
away May 12, 1999, in Dallas.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jane and Vincent J.
Lanning III of Plano; grandchildren, Janet and Larry Lanning of Las Vegas,
Nev., Leslie Borges and children, Richard Borges and Austin Nevels, of
Lake Dallas, Colin Lanning of Memphis, Tenn., and Sean Lanning of Plano;
and sister-in-law, Eleanor Joy of Ormond Beach, Fla. She was preceded in
death by Vincent John Lanning Jr. in 1991 and parents, Joseph Heath Joy
and Melvina Cecelia Dickerman-Joy. Alice lived in Daytona Beach, Fla.,
for many years. Memorial contributions may be made to, Memorial Book at
Covenant Church, 22 Laurence Parkway, Laurence Harbor, N.J., 08879-2774.
Memorial services will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 16, 1999, at C C Young
Memorial II Chapel, 4829 West Lawther Drive, Dallas, Texas.
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Bill Hagy, 73, of Allen, passed away May 12, 1999, at Homestead Nursing
Home. He was born July 6, 1925, in Allen, to William Cohn and Flossie Leo
(Gilliland) Hagy. Mr. Hagy was a member of Branch Baptist Church and worked
as an accountant.
He is survived by numerous cousins and other relatives.
Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Friday, May 14, 1999, at Ridgeview
Memorial Park. The family received friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday,
May 13, 1999, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
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Walter H. Popp, beloved husband of Doris J. Popp, passed away May 9,
1999, in Plano. He is also survived by his daughter, Diane and her husband,
Richard A. Jones, of Dallas; grandchildren, Justin A.P. and Chelsea E.
Jones; five sisters, Alma Lech and her husband, Edward, of Chicago, Ill.,
Geneva Steinert and her husband, Vernon, Ruby Wells of Great Bend, Kan.,
Betty Wiziarde and her husband, Dean, and Richard Popp, all of Little River,
Kan; and Virginia Azzaro of San Antonio; and 21 nieces and nephews.
Walter resided in Columbus, Ohio, for 50 years before moving to Plano
in 1993. A World War II veteran, he was honorably discharged from the U.S.
Air Force after serving more than four years as a flight training officer.
A transfering member to the Masons of Texas, Plano Lodge 768 in 1993, he
had previously been active for more than 30 years in the Masonic, Scottish
Rite, and Shrine efforts to serve hundreds of children through the circus
and burn hospital programs. He transferred his membership to American Legion
Post 321 when he moved from Ohio. Walter retired from the U.S. Postal Service
in 1981; from the Better Business Bureau in 1986; from Target in 1992 and
from community volunteering in 1995. He was a member of Grace Presbyterian
Church, 4300 W. Park Blvd. A Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday,
May 17, 1999, at Grace Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, Walter's
wish were that contributions be made in his name to the new Christian Education
Building for the children of Grace, the American Lung Association, or the
Marion A. "Bud" Dover, 92, passed away May 7, 1999, in Plano. He is
survived by his daughter, Doris J. Popp of Plano; son, Richard T. Dover
and his wife, Mary, of of Columbus, Ohio; granddaughter, Diane Jones and
her husband, Richard A., of Dallas; three grandsons, Kevin Dover and his
wife, Melissa, Kary Dover and his wife, Linda, of Columbus, and Kyle Dover;
six great-grandchildren, Justin A.P. Jones and Chelsea Jones of Dallas,
and Amanda, Matthew, Michael and Jeremy Dover, all of Columbus.
He was a member of The Plumber, Pipefitters and Sprinklerfitters Union
Local 189 for 62 years. He worked on the Lincoln-Leveque Tower and the
two state office buildings in Columbus, supervised the plumbing on two
high-rise hotels in Florida, and retired from construction in Columbus
at the age of 70. He was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church, 4300 West
Park Blvd. of Plano. He was married to Donna for 63 years before her death
in 1992. His Texas family will be taking him to Columbus for his memorial
service and burial beside her.
A.W. "Alphie", 86, of McKinney, passed away May 9, 1999, at his residence.
David Wayne Moore of Wylie passed away May 3, 1999. Survivors include
his father, James L. Moore of Plano; mother, Katherine Graves of Wylie;
brothers, Tracy Moore of Blue Ridge and Michael Moore of Frisco; sister,
Kathy Hartline of Wylie; and grandfather, L.H. Cavender of Fullbright.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 1999, at Allen Funeral
Home Chapel in Wylie with the Rev. Ray Richie officiating. Interment will
be in Wylie Cemetery.
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Bobby Joe Marshall, 61, of Frisco, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 1999,
at Medical Center of Plano.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 1999, at Lebanon Baptist
Church with the Revs. Allan Strickland and Tim Farhenthold officiating.
Interment will be in Parker Memorial Park in Colleyville.
Mr. Marshall was born Oct. 23, 1937, in Texas, the son of the late
Wilson and Dorothy Robison Marshall. He married Margaret Swaim Matthews
on June 2, 1989, in Durant, Okla. He was a member of Lebanon Baptist Church
and was a retired farmer and rancher.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret, of Frisco; son, Bobby Joe Marshall
Jr. of Texas; daughters, Deborah Lynn Marshall of Oklahoma, Michaela Lidecker
of Frisco and Dana Aguilar of Knox City; brother, Dennis Ray Marshall of
Texas; sister, Catherine Gilmore of Hemet, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.
Family visitation was held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 5,
1999, at Cantrell Funeral Home.
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Arthur D. Phillips, 86, of McKinney, passed away May 2, 1999, in McKinney.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, 1999, at Ridgeview
Memorial Park in McKinney. The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in McKinney.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, 1999,
in Acton, for Larry E. Joyce, 60, who died April 30, 1999, at his home
in Granbury after a lengthy battle with leukemia.
Officiating will be Dr. William P. Boyd, senior pastor of the Acton
church, and the Rev. Beverly Carnes, former associate pastor. Burial with
full military honors will be at 9 a.m. Friday, May 7, 1999, at Arlington
National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. Mr. Joyce will be buried with his son,
Mr. Joyce, a former career U.S. Army officer and Vietnam veteran who
later became an executive with two major health organizations, gained national
recognition when he took on the Clinton administration officials to seek
changes in American policy involving the use of military personnel in peace-keeping
operations. His campaign began shortly after Casey, an U.S. Army Ranger,
was killed Oct. 3, 1993, in a firefight in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Mr. Joyce's views were presented in several top national publications
and during interviews on every major network. He also wrote articles that
appeared in various national and regional newspapers.
His efforts were climaxed by an appearance before the Senate Armed
Services Committee and a personal meeting with President Clinton. When
the committees report was withheld from the public, Mr. Joyce again took
his case to the public, resulting in its release in September 1994. The
report criticized Clinton administration officials and the miltary's use
of special operations forces. More importantly, government leaders developed
and implemented new policies on the use of American fighting forces in
Mr. Joyce was born July 8, 1938, in Dallas. He graduated from Merkel
High School in Merkel in 1956 and from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene,
with a bachelor of business administration degree in 1960. While in college,
Mr. Joyce was president of the world-famous HSU Cowboy Band and was named
an ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate, leading to a commission after
graduation as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
A year later, Mr. Joyce's battle group was ordered to West Berlin as
a show of American resolve when the Soviet Union erected the infamous Berlin
Wall. In 1963, Mr. Joyce volunteered to be one of the first American combat
advisors to the Republic of Vietnam. He returned to Vietnam in 1967 as
a helicopter pilot.
In 1970, Mr. Joyce was selected for U.S. Army Command General Staff
College. While still in the Army, he attended graduate school at Texas
Tech University, where he earned a master's degree in mass communications.
That led to a promotion to lieutenant colonel and the post of general manager
of the European-Middle East edition of Stars and Stripes, a newspaper for
military personnel and their families. He completed his military career
at the Pentagon where he was chief spokesperson for the Secretary of the
Army and the Army Chief of Staff.
While serving in the Army, Mr. Joyce received the Bronze Star with
oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters,
Air Medal for Valor with 12 oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal,
Combat Infantryman's Badge, and the Republic of Vietnam's Cross of Gallantry.
In 1980, Mr. Joyce joined Dallas-based EDS in the Insurance Division.
Two years later, he became vice president for the American Heart Association's
Office of Communications at the National Center in Dallas. He guided that
organization through the writing of a strategic plan and major refinement
of its image. He also took charge of the American Heart Association's scientific
Mr. Joyce moved to the American Medical Association in Chicago in 1990
as senior vice president for communications and publishing. While there,
he consolidated all the American Heart Association's mass communications
functions and reorganized and streamlined the scientific publishing operation
resulting in all-time high net profits.
He returned to the American Heart Association in 1995 as vice president
for corporate relations and retired in 1998 due to ill health.
Mr. Joyce is survived by his wife of 39 years, Gail Galbraith Joyce;
a son, Steven Joyce of Granbury; a daughter, Sancy Joyce of Austin; parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Joyce of Sweetwater; three grandchildren, NIcholas,
Colin and Samantha, all of Granbury; grandmother, Clara Hendrix of Sweetwater;
mother-in-law, Mary Galbraith of Abilene; brother-in-law, Dr. Gervis Galbraith
of Abilene; three sisters-in-law, Kandy Galbraith Lee of Laguna Beach,
Calif., Deborah Galbraith Connolly of Santa Ana, Calif., and Donna Galbraith
Oliver of Graham; nine nieces and nephews; three great-nephews; and numerous
aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of good friends. He was preceded in death
by his youngest son, Sgt. James Casey Joyce.
Pallbearers will be Rodman D. Starke, M.D.; John S. Peppers, major
general, U.S. Army (Ret.); Lee T. Massey, colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.); Thomas
W. Johnson, colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.); Jack Burton; Gervis Galbraith, M.D.;
Gene Hendrix; and Sam Castranova.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests gifts to the American Heart
Association or a favorite charity.
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Shirley May Hunsaker Prince, a Plano homemaker for 45 years, passed
away May 2, 1999, at age 71. Shirley was a 1945 graduate of Highland Park
High School and studied two years at Sul Ross University. She was active
as a Cub Scout den leader and a member of First Christian Church in Plano.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Dexter William Prince in
July 1998. She is survived by her children, William Dexter Prince II, Donald
Wayne Prince, Lawrence Franklin Prince and Priscilla Lee Prince Hunt; grandchildren,
Wendy Dey Prince Plagens, Jeffery Michael Prince, Rusti Ann Prince Rutledge,
Michelle Leeanne Hunt, Brian Andrew Prince and Ethan Standridge Hunt; one
great-grandchild, William Alexander Plagens; brother, Don Hunsaker II;
and sister, Martha Jane Lampley.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 1999,
at Ted Dickey Funeral Home. Shirley's funeral service will be at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, May 5, 1999, in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow
in Plano Mutual Cemetery.
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