September 8, 2015

Paul W. Deehan

Paul W. Deehan, 67, a 40 year resident of Sandwich and Harwich Port, died Monday, June 22, after a period of failing health.  Born in Brockton and raised in Abington, he was the son of the late William C. and Margery (Longden) Deehan and a graduate of Abington High School.  Paul was a proud veteran of the United States Army having served overseas in Germany from 1968-1971.

Paul had been a familiar face, having worked locally for many years as a truck driver, first for the family business Deehans Express of Whitman and later for the Yellow Freight Company.

Paul was an avid football, loved his Patriots and had truly enjoyed the beach and saltwater fishing.

He is survived by his loving daughters Cary Fairbanks and her husband Eric and Meghan Barr and her husband Scott, all of Mashpee, his brother John T. Jack Deehan and his wife Nancy of Abington, his sister Gayle Franey and her husband Paul of Whitman and his beloved grandchildren Victoria and Zachary Fairbanks and Ethan, Jared and Nolan Barr.  He is also survived by his stepmother Shirley Deehan of Plymouth and his former wife Marjorie Sullivan of Sandwich, as well as many caring aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

His funeral service held Saturday, June 27, at 8:15 a.m. from the Blanchard Funeral Chapel, Plymouth Street (Rte. 58 @ the rotary), Whitman, followed by a funeral Mass at 9 am. at the Holy Ghost Church, Whitman.  Burial in the St. James Cemetery, Whitman.  Visiting hours held on Friday, June 26, from 5 - 8 p.m.  Donations in his name may be made to the Hope Hospice, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601 or to The Herron Project, Box 131, Portsmouth, RI 02871 or www.theherronproject.org.  For online condolences and directions please visit www.blanchardfc.com

July 21, 2015

Serge G. White

August 1, 1945 - April 26, 2004

18 Oakland Street, Red Bank, NJ.  Serge was a Blue section C trick scanner from 1969-1971 on Teufelsberg.  He held a BA in Economics from Villanova University, 1971.

His parents were Soviet Union natives.  The only Internet record of him is on the Social Security death index.  Reportedly in his later years, he became extremely agoraphobic and rarely left his house.

June 21, 2015

William Harlow

June 17, 2015

Memorial mass to be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Peña Blanca, NM followed by a 3:00 pm interment in Santa Fe National Cemetery on October 16, 2015.  Additional details will be published when available.

March 25, 2014

Dale E. Palmer, Sr.



POWNAL - Dale E. Palmer Sr, 65, a resident of Washing Brook Road, Pownal, died suddenly Friday, February 14, 2014.Born in Rutland on August 26, 1948, he was the son of the late Edward G. and Beryl (Hallock) Palmer. Dale received his education in the Bennington schools and was a 1966 graduate of Bennington High School.A Vietnam War Veteran, Dale served three years in the U. S. Army stationed in Berlin, Germany.

Dale married the former Betty Kelley at Margaret Mary's Church in Arlington on October 14, 1972.In earlier years he had been employed at the Polygraphic company in North Benning on and at Putnam Memorial Hospital. He later worked for several years at United McGill and most recently at Vermont Composites. 

Dale was an active member of Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church and enjoyed working on the church suppers. He was a current member of the Pownal Board of Selectman and was a member of both the Knights of Columbus Council 307 and American Legion Post 13. Dale was a former member of the Pownal Center Fire Department and the Bennington Moose lodge.He enjoyed hunting, fishing, model railroading, genealogy and also served as president of the Palmer family reunion committees.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Palmer of Pownal; three sons, Dale "DJ" Jr. of Jacksonville, FL, Roy W. Palmer and his wife Kerrie and Patrick K. Palmer, all of Pownal; an aunt, Eleanor Palmer of Bennington and several cousins.

FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Friday, February 21, 2014 at 9:30 A.M. with a prayer and from Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church at 10:00 A.M. where the Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be offered.Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. when the family will be in attendance.Burial will take place in the spring at St. Jerome's Cemetery in East Dorset.

Should friends desire memorial contributions in Dale Palmer's memory may be made to either Second Chance Animal Shelter or H.I.S. Pantry through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington , VT 05201.

Guestbook condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.All member of the following organizations are asked to meet at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Thursday to conduct services in memory of Dale Palmer; Knights of Columbus at 6:00 P.M. and American Legion Post at 6:30 P.M. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bennington/obituary.aspx?n=dale-e-palmer&pid=169748383&fhid=4792#sthash.eoyouXdQ.dpuf

December 17, 2013

CAMPBELL - Daniel T., Esq. of Campbell & Associates in Floral Park died on December 13th at age 67 after a courageous battle with a brain tumor. He is survived by his devoted wife Margaret (nee Garrand); three loving sons; Colin, Curtis (Beth) and Cliff (Kristen) and loyal sister Mary E. Beatty. Dan was predeceased by brothers Bill and Frank, parents Mary and William and stepmother Bess. He will be sorely missed by his in-laws, nieces, nephews, lifelong friends, SFT friends, clients and colleagues. Dan earned his J.D. at Brooklyn Law School, and was an active member of the Nassau County Bar Association, chairing several committees. He was also a proud veteran after having served as an interceptor in the ASA in Berlin in the 1960's. Dan was a co-founder of the Floral Park Youth Council and a Member of the Chamber of Commerce, K of C, American Legion and Lions. He enjoyed running, including the NYC Marathon, scouting and sportsith his sons, camping, cooking and traveling a good deal. Family and friends may call at Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, 29 Atlantic Ave., Floral Park (by the LIRR station) from 2-5 and 7-9:30 P.M. on Monday, December 16th. Funeral Mass to be held at Our Lady of Victory Church, Floral Park on Tuesday, December 17th at 9:30 A.M. Burial will be at Calverton National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, in Dan's name would greatly appreciated

October 21, 2013



James Kane Leahy Jr. (1944 - 2011)
 James Kane Leahy Jr., 66, of Bedford passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011, at his home after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Service: 3 p.m. Thursday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel. Visitation: 2 p.m. to service time Thursday. James "Jim" was born March 15, 1944, in New Brunswick, N.J. He attended Malvern Preparatory School in Malvern, Pa., and attended Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Berlin, Germany. He was fluent in German and served as an interpreter. He retired from Delta Airlines at D/FW Airport after 25-plus years of service. Jim was an accomplished musician in piano and organ. He loved classical music and volunteered as an usher at the Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth. He also enjoyed golf and his yearly visit to Germany. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Coman Leahy. Survivors: Jim is survived by his wife of 32 years, Mary Janice; his father, James K. Leahy Sr.; brother, David; and sister-in-law, Carol.

April 21, 2013

David L. Mielke

David L. Mielke, 66, of Columbus, Nebraska, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at the Golden LivingCenter in Fullerton, Nebraska, after a brief period following a stroke.

A private memorial service will be held in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, at a later date.

Dave was born March 7, 1947, in Lacrosse, Wisconsin, to LeRoy and Marlys (Titcomb) Mielke. He grew up in Lacrosse and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Dave spent four years in the US Army as an interceptor and translator in Berlin Germany. He was very proud of his time in the Service, and of the lifelong friendships he made during that time. After his time in the Army, he worked many jobs, ranging from the oil fields of Texas to a mental health facility in Wisconsin. Work was simply a means to pay the bills though, while he pursued his true passion of writing. Dave authored numerous short stories and self-published two books. He was working on another book at the time of his death.

Dave followed the politics of the world closely, and would often share his opinions with anyone he could talk into debating. He passed along his love of writing to both his daughters; and his love of good music to his grandkids. He enjoyed anything to do with motorcycles, loved to grow tomatoes, loved his cat Ossie, and never turned down a good piece of lasagna.

In Dave’s own words “Life is suffering, life is Joy. I’ve never achieved much in the eyes of the world but I’ve loved and suffered to the full extent of my being. I look back on an unusual life, but at least it has been interesting…Blessed be the body and health to all its parts. See Ya Around.”

Dave is survived by:
Daughter - Heather (Pete) Buttaro of Columbus, NE
Daughter – Sarah Mielke of Englewood, CO
Grandchildren - Jazz, Riley, and Mason Buttaro of Columbus, NE
Great Granddaughter - Journey Pritchard of Columbus, NE
Father - LeRoy (Joan) Mielke of Tavernier FL
Sister - Janis Bunck of RioVista, CA
Sister - Zoe Miegs of Ft. Worth TX
Brother - Jerry (Karen) Mielke of Cudahy, WI
His cat Ossie
Numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and dear friends

Dave was preceded in death by:
Mother - Marlys Titcomb Mielke
Brother-in-law - Peder Bunck
Grandparents and numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins 


One of Dave's books was a novel about Teufelsberg, written under the pen name David Von Norden: Death On Devil's Mountain. http://www.amazon.com/Death-Devils-Mountain-David-Norden/dp/1449503853