Obituaries

David D. Dilley Obituary

David D. Dilley, age 43, of Marion died Friday, September, 19, 2014. He was born in Marion, Indiana to the late Jerry “JD” Dilley and Deborah Ann (Scott) Sprinkle, and she survives. David was a 1990 graduate of Marion High School. He loved landscaping, gardening, flowers, and cats. He was a Heager pottery enthusiast and enjoyed antiques. While working for L.W. Books, David published books about Heager pottery. He was an awesome Uncle and loved his nieces and nephews. Survivors include mom, Deborah Sprinkle of North Carolina; step-mom, Terrie Dilley of Marion; sister, Andréa Dilley of Marion; nieces, Kristin Nemes and Laney Joseph; nephew, Chase Cox; partner, Daniel Frey; and many aunts and uncles. Preceding him in death are his father, Jerry “JD” Dilley and grandparents, Mary and Harry Dilley and Harmon and Rose Mary Benbow and uncle Richard Dilley. Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 24, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. (Noon) to 6:00 p.m., at Raven-Choate Funeral Home, 1202 Kem Road, Marion, Indiana. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Howard Clayton officiating. Online Condolences may be made at www.ravenchoate.com.

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Billie L. McCoy Obituary

Billie L. McCoy ZANESVILLE: Billie L. McCoy, 90, of Zanesville, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014, at her home. Billie was born March 7, 1924, in Groom, Texas. She was the daughter of the late Jess and Ayme Ritter. She graduated from Gulf Port College. She married Nelson McCoy in 1945 and moved to Zanesville. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. She worked for years in the design department of Nelson McCoy Pottery and was an enthusiastic collector of older McCoy pottery. She was an active member of the Zanesville community and enjoyed her time and friends at the Zanesville Country Club. Mostly, she enjoyed her family: her husband Nelson, her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Surviving are her husband of 69 years and her daughter, Margaret (Perry) Smith of Wilmington, NC; also surviving are a sister, Margaret Brownfield of Moberly, Missouri, and a brother, Keith Ritter, of Amarillo Texas; three grandchildren, Perry (Emily) Smith, Lindsay (Chris) Grider and Derek (Elizabeth) Smith; and three great grandchildren, Peter Smith, Matthew Smith, and Margaret Grider. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and by her beloved son, William "Mac" McCoy Jr.

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RIP Jack Omar Vinales

Jack Omar Vinales July 5, 1946 – July 5, 2014 Jack O. Vinales died peacefully at home and passed into The Great Silence on July 5, 2014, his sixty-eighth birthday. He will be sadly missed but remembered with great joy by his many friends and extended family members. He is survived by his husband of many years. Brian H. Fitz-Harris. Jack received some notoriety as the creator and proprietor of Jack Vinales Antiques/20th Century Classics, an antique shop in Sarasota, Florida but with customers and admirers worldwide. Services will be private. Charitable donations in Jack's name may be made to "The Jack 0 . and Rosa G. Vinales Scholarship Fund For Hispanic Students" at The Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Published In Herald Tribune from July 9 to July 10, 2014   Below is an article about Jack from a local newspaper.

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William S. Lieth, Collector

William S. Lieth (Bill) of Burke, VA passed away on April 9th, 2013 at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, surrounded by his loving family. Dear son of Dolores (Nutt Lieth) and Stanley W. Lieth. He was the beloved husband of his wife, Suzanne Matason. He is also survived by his stepsons, Michael Matason of Arlington, VA and Thomas Matason of Bozeman, MT, cherished sister, Leslie Lieth Tedeschi (Philip) of New York City and brother, Douglas Lieth, of Warwick, NY. He leaves a niece, Katherine Tedeschi and nephews, Paul Tedeschi and Ryan Lieth. Bill grew up in Brooklyn, NY. After graduation from C.W. Post College of Long Island University, he lived in the Washington metropolitan area for most of his life. He earned his JD from George Washington University and was a government contracts attorney during most of his legal career. At his death, Bill was employed by Deloitte LLP and was a Director in the Office of General Counsel (OGC), Federal Practice. Bill’s colleague in the OGC, shared that “he was an outstanding attorney and dedicated team member. His friends and colleagues loved Bill for his often biting and hilarious wit, and his propensity to always tell it as he saw it.”   Bill was an avid pottery collector and his collection was recently sold. FALLS CHURCH, VA.- The 1,000-piece art pottery collection of William S. Lieth will be auctioned by Quinn’s Auction Galleries on Saturday, Dec. 7. A vast and impressive array, the Lieth collection includes masterworks from such great names as George Ohr, Kataro Shirayamadani, R. Guy Cowan, Newcomb and Wayland Gregory. Lieth amassed one of the largest and most diverse collections of Cowan pottery in private ownership. It contains more than 500 [...]

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Author Virginia Buxton (1919-2013)

Virginia Buxton Published on www.johnsoncitypress.com November 23rd, 2013 9:02 pm Mrs. Virginia Buxton, age 94, Jonesborough, passed away Friday, November 22, 2013, at the Four Oaks Health Care Center.
Mrs. Buxton was born August 1, 1919, in Minnesota, daughter of the late William Herman & Martha Milbrett Hillway.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Robert Edward Buxton; and two brothers, Tyrus Hillway and Bayard Hillway
Mrs. Buxton grew up in Minneapolis, and Sheridan, Oregon, and attended Oregon State University, where she met her husband.
From 1959 to 1967, the Buxton family lived in Johnson City, where Mrs. Buxton worked for WETB radio and owned The Stitching Post knit shop for several years. After living in the Buffalo, New York, area for more than a decade, Mr. and Mrs. Buxton retired to Jonesborough, where Mrs. Buxton lived for the past thirty years. Mrs. Buxton was a published author; among her works were “Roseville Pottery for Love or Money” and “Knitting Know-How,” and she was a contributor to “History of Washington County Tennessee,” along with articles in many other publications. She was also an Architect, designing homes for builders in Ventura, California. Mrs. Buxton attended Jonesborough Presbyterian Church and was a past member of the Schubert Club and the Monday Club.
Survivors include three sons, Tye Buxton, Jonesborough, Brian Buxton, Atlanta, GA, and Tim Buxton, New Hampshire; brother, Charles Hillway, Los Angeles, California; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at the Fairview Cemetery with Rev. Allen Huff officiating.
 Pallbearers were family & friends.
 In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church or charitable organization of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the Buxton family online [...]

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Robert V. (Bob) Palko (1926–2012)

Robert V. (Bob) Palko was born in Cleveland, OH on October 20, 1926 and died in Houston, TX on July 10, 2012. After graduating high school Bob served in the US Navy from 1944-1946 serving in the Pacific Theater in WWII. Upon his honorable discharge from the Navy Bob attended and graduated from Ohio University. In 1952 he married his wife Barbara and they moved to Texas where they had 3 sons. Bob went to work for Western Auto and retired from there in 1970. He then entered his second career in education and taught DECA. He retired from GPISD in 1987 and enjoyed golfing and collecting antique Weller pottery in his retirement. Bob achieved what few golfers do; not 1 or 2 but 3 holes in one. Bob was a member of the Association of Texas Professional Educators, the Cowan Pottery Associates, the United States Golf Association and Texaco Country Club. Preceded in death by his wife Barbara and his eldest and youngest sons Bob, Jr. and Bruce, Bob is survived by his middle son and daughter-in-law Bill and Debbie Palko of Houston; granddaughter Abby Cantrell of Ada, OK; grandson and granddaughter Steven and Michelle Palko of Houston, TX; great grandsons Tyler and Oliver Cantrell of Ada, OK and sister Joan Munson of Idyllwild, CA. A celebration of Bob's life was held at 10 am Friday, July 20 at Holy Trinity United Methodist Church in Houston with the Reverend Paul May officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to Houston Hospice, Holy Trinity or the charity of your choice. Published in Houston Chronicle on July 15, 2012

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Dorothy Daniels Obituary

DOROTHY R. DANIEL On Friday, 8 February 2013, Dorothy passed away peacefully at hospice's Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center, Arlington, Virginia.  Her husband, Howard, died in 2004.  She is survived by cousins and by dear friends who are equally important to her.  Born near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dorothy lived in Arlington for 75 years, and at the family home for 47 years.  She is a past president of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Antiques Association.  She participated in the Arlington County Public Library "Arlington's Story" project, contributing her collection of local postcards to the library's digital archive on the town's history. Dorothy was also a long time collector/dealer of American art pottery, and a dear friend to many in the pottery world.  She worked hard to make our many conventions in the Arlington, Virginia/Washington, D. C. a success.  She is pictured here attending the AAPA convention in Philadelphia in 2008.

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Miriam Forim

Miriam Forim,78, June 4th, 1934 to February 8th, 2013. Long time resident of Woodmere, NY. Loving wife of Myron, loving mother of Francine Forim and Stephanie Maldonado and grandmother of Irie, Ursa and Kestrel Swift. Married to Myron for almost 60 years. Miriam was a great lover of the arts, antiques and the opera. Miriam was a long time member of the opera guild and a member of The American Art Pottery Association. Miriam worked side by side with her husband in his medical office in Queens NY and was adored by their patients as a confidante and friend. Miriam died at L.I. Jewish Hospital due to a sudden illness and will be missed by all. The funeral will be held at The Boulevard Riverside Chapels in Hewlett, N.Y. at 10:00 AM on Sunday, February 10th, 2013.

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Norman W. Haas


June 6, 1932 - November 25, 2012 Norman W. Haas, 80, of Quincy, passed away Sunday (11/25/2012) at the Laurels of Coldwater. He was born June 6, 1932 in Three Rivers, MI to Edward “LeRoy” and Pauline (Ranck) Haas. Norm graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1950 and served the US Army in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He worked in the lumber insurance business most of his life, traveling 10 years through the state of Texas for Indiana Lumberman’s Mutual, then in Mississippi for 10 years, and finally traveling throughout the state of Michigan until he retired. In retirement, he and his wife bought, sold, and promoted antique shows. Survivors include his wife, Barbara (Chapman) Haas, whom he married June 11, 1955; a son, Jeffrey Haas of Jackson MS; a sister, Ellen Haas of Three Rivers; one brother, Paul Haas of Dallas TX; and 2 grandsons, Brad & Ryan Haas. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Russell and Kenward Haas, and 1 sister, Donna Jean Haas. A celebration of Norm’s life will be held at a later date. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Humane Society of Branch County, 969 Wildwood Rd., Quincy MI 49082.

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Karen Michelle Guido

Karen Michelle Guido, 53, died Dec. 5, 2012, at the Bailey Center in St. Augustine. She is survived by her husband, Gregg Paumen; her mother and father, Grace and Al Guido; her grandmother, Elizabeth Amato, and a host of devoted aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. A graduate of Rider College, she was considered to be an authority on 19th and 20th Century antique tiles and their manufacturers. She pursued this passion in California, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida. She and her husband Gregg operated Tinicum Designs, LLC. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be sent to the Bailey Center, 200 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086. Services will be private. Published in St. Augustine Record on December 6, 2012

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