Category: Eulogies

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Feb

The Eulogy for Laurie Ann Kurdes

  (July 24, 1980 – February 24, 2016) Laurie’s due date to be born fell in the middle of the vacation that Terry’s doctor had scheduled to take in Florida, so he told Terry to come in to New York Hospital in New York City two weeks before her due date so he could induce […]

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Feb

The Eulogy for Eleanor Kinsley

The Eulogy for Eleanor Kinsley Eleanor Kinsley was born on April 16, 1936 in Rahway, New Jersey and grew up in a house in Westfield with her mother, father and her brother Calvin who was born two years before Eleanor.  Her father commuted into New York each day for his job with Mobil Oil.  Eleanor […]

11
Jun

The Eulogy for Richard “Joe” Strobel

Richard “Joe” Strobel was born on April 9th, 1940.  He grew up in Long Island at  Freeport.    He had a brother Roger three years older, and a sister Gretchen who was six years younger.  They lived near the water and enjoyed boating and swimming. (Of the three children, Joe alone was adopted, but he was […]

11
Jun

The Eulogy for Earl Victor Christofferson

Earl Victor Christofferson was born on February 9th, 1944 in the waning months of World War II.  His father was serving in the army at Fort Screven in Savannah Beach, Georgia, and the family moved soon afterwards to Avenal, New Jersey where Earl, the first born child grew up with two brothers, Dale and Eddie, […]

10
May

The Eulogy for Robert Seaman

The Eulogy for Bob Seaman  Bob Seaman was born on July 22, 1923, the only child of Robert Warren Seaman and Bess Louise Mattocks.   At the time of Bob’s birth his father was an Episcopal priest, in Florence Township in southern New Jersey, but shortly thereafter the family moved to Stamford, Texas where his father […]

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Feb

The Eulogy for John Byron Collins II

The Eulogy for John Byron Collins II   “To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children, to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one’s self; to […]

11
Jan

The Eulogy for Harlan Turner

Harlan Turner was born on April 17th, 1928 in Atlanta, Georgia; the one and only child of his parents.  His father was an easy going southern gentleman who worked for ATT, and just days after Harlan’s birth, his father’s work transferred the family to Macon, Georgia. A year and a half after that, the family […]

10
Jan

The Eulogy for Ann Florence Jacobsen

The Eulogy for Ann Florence Jacobsen Ann Florence Jacobsen was born and raised in Newark.  She had two brothers, George and Bobby.  Her mother was a good cook and always made Christmas very special.  She enjoyed trips to the beach where she fished with her Dad, and did crabbing.   Ann’s lifelong fondness for pets began […]

11
Jun

The Eulogy for Joanne Taylor

The Eulogy for Joanne Taylor I first met Joanne twelve and a half years ago when, in typical Joanne fashion, she was conscientiously planning for the future, and in particular, planning for the future of her daughter Alexi.  Joanne had not yet brought Alexi home from Guatemala, but she was determined that when she got […]

11
Mar

The Eulogy for Fred Davis

Fred Davis was born on December 2nd, 1926 in Northampton, Massachusetts.   Four years later his sister Sally was born.   The Davis Family had roots in the area reaching back into the 1600s.  A land grant for service in the Revolutionary War established a Davis homestead in Chesterfield, Mass.   As a child Fred lived […]