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.
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.
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.
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
Stephen Gray, author, publisher and lifetime Arts and Crafts collector, passed away on Saturday, October 27, after a long battle with cancer. Stephen was among a small band of collectors who recognized as far back as the early 1970s the importance of the American Arts and Crafts movement. At a time when now-familiar names such as Gustav Stickley, William Grueby and Elbert Hubbard had long been forgotten, Stephen not only began collecting their work for his own home, but encouraged other collectors to pursue it as well. One of Stephen Gray's earliest passions were the original sales catalogs that Gustav Stickley, Charles Limbert, L. & J.G. Stickley and the Roycrofters had printed and distributed. These small paperback booklets were never intended to be preserved for posterity, and nearly all were eventually discarded and destroyed. Recognizing their importance, especially in identifying unsigned pieces, Stephen bought, begged and borrowed any of those rare, original catalogs which he could find. So did other early collectors and dealers, but whereas many of them were intent on using the information for their own benefit, Stephen made the decision -- for which he was often criticized by them -- to share that information with tens of thousands of other collectors and dealers across the country. Drawing upon his own experience in the printing business, Stephen formed Turn of the Century Editions and began publishing authentic reprints of several of these early sales catalogs. Nearly all remain in print today, along with Turn of the Century Editions, a testament to Stephen Gray's vision. Always willing to share both his information and his collection with others, Stephen opened the doors to his home for authors, photographers and collectors. His discerning eye for detail, [...]
James L. Murphy, born July 3, 1941 passed away Monday morning, October 8, 2012 at the James Cancer Center in Columbus, Ohio, after eight years of a courageous battle with cancer. James was preceded in death by his mother Thelma Matthews Murphy and his father George Murphy. He is survived by his loving sister, Patricia (Bryan) Isreal; brother, George (Darla) Murphy; and many nieces and nephews. Jim had many admirers and several close friends Steve Rogers and Joan Jones. Also surviving is a long time companion and friend John A. Stauffer. Jim was an avid archeologist. In 2008 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Archeologist Society of Ohio. He was also a large collector of all types of Ohio Pottery. Jim retired from 30 years of services from the State of Ohio. A short period of time at the Ohio Historical Society and approximately 24 years at the OSU library. Jim was a wonderful person and will be missed by a lot of family and close friends. Arrangements completed with THE SPENCE-MILLER FUNERAL HOME Grove City. Online condolences can be left at www.spencemillerfuneralhome.com Published in The Columbus Dispatch on October 16, 2012
Ronald Floyd Nickel Ron went to be with the Lord on October 19, 2011 after a long battle with cancer. He was born March 7,1946 In Sakersfletd, California. He was raised In Shafter, California, and graduated from Wasco High School In 1964. He graduated from Bakersfield College with an Associate's Degree In Agriculture. He married his high school sweetheart In 1965, and they raised their two daughters in Shafter, Califomla, where he farmed for 35 years. Everyone who knew Ron would describe him as hardworking, funny, loving, caring, and passionate about many thIngs. Some of his hobbles Included: making beautiful jewelry,making his famous Jams, collecting antiques, working In his yard, and spending time with his family. He had a great sense of humor, an unforgettable laugh, and always had a positive attitude, even while he was battling cancer. He passed away In his home In Salem, Oregon, where he had lived for the past six years with his wife of 46 years and his granddaughter. He is preceded in death by his parents,Jonas and Doris Nickel, and hls daughter, Rhonda nickel. He Is survived by his loving wife, Juvelyn Nickel; his daughter, Jennifer Nlckel; his grandson, Jeffrey Taxdahl; his granddaughter, Ashley Warren (husband Kenneth Warren); his granddaughter, Destiny Nickel; his grandson, Ryan Plaza; his great·grandson, Bryson Warren; his sister, Karln Grim (husband Marv Grim); his brother, Philip Nickel (wife Donna Nickel); and an extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Life Long Collector Richard W. Harkrider STANBERRY, Mo.— Richard W. Harkrider, 68, was born April 29, 1943, the only child of Roy and Georgia (Porch) Harkrider. He lived life to the fullest until his death at home on July 11, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Carol, of the home. Richard graduated from Stanberry High School in 1961 and joined the Navy in 1962. He was a radio communications specialist involved in covert operations. Following a diving accident which left him paralyzed, Richard recuperated at Hines Veterans Hospital in Chicago, Ill., for three years and eventually returned home to Stanberry. Richard married Carol Giffin on July 29, 1972 in Guilford, Mo. They moved to the Colorado mountains in 1974 where Richard was a computer specialist for the Department of Interior – Bureau of Land Management. Having had their fill of snow and hoping to spend a year without any, they moved to Scottsdale, Ariz. in 1986. They returned to Missouri in 1987 where Richard worked as a computer specialist for Ford Aerospace. In his later years, Richard continued using his computer expertise to design, develop and maintain websites. While in Colorado, Richard began a life long love of pottery. He was a nationally recognized expert regarding American Art Pottery. Richard also participated in Regional Veterans Wheelchair Games in Colorado. He was Novice of the Year in 1978 and went on to participate in National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Virginia. In their travels all over the U.S., Richard never met a stranger and would talk for hours about anything and everything. He was an avid Denver Broncos fan and enjoyed getting a reaction when he wore his Bronco cap. He was hopeful that the 2011-2012 [...]
Wild, Kurt L. Age 79, of River Falls, WI. Passed away July 12, 2011. Survived by wife, Ruth; children, Laura (Mark) Osberghaus, Erik (Paula) Wild, Joanna (Mike) King and Alys (Jeff Morgan) Wild; 4 grandchildren; brothers, Mark (Karel) and David (Elena). Services will be private. Memorials may be directed to: UW-River Falls Foundation for the Kurt and Ruth Wild Scholarship. www.uwrf.edu/giving. Bakken-Young River Falls (715) 425-8788 www.bakken-young.com Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on July 14, 2011
A Loss to the Newcomb Pottery Family by JustArtPottery.com on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 10:53pm Dr. Jessie J. Poesch, considered one of the most renowned scholars of Newcomb Pottery, passed away April 23, 2011 at the age of 88 in New Orleans. It’s being reported by The Times Picayune that her death was a result of surgery complications. Referring to her as a “scholar blessed with unflagging curiosity”, William Ferris, a long time friend of Dr. Poesch, said “…she pioneered the field of Southern decorative arts”. Those closest to her acknowledge her impressive education and ability to speak easily on any number of topics and quickly say it’s her genuine personality and distinct kindness people will remember most. “Brilliance and personal warmth don’t always go together, but she combined them to a rare degree”. Dr. Poesch arrived at Tulane in 1963 and was already considered a pioneer and historian of American art and architecture. The Iowan native graduated from Antioch College in Ohio, at which time she began work with the American Friends Service Committee in France and Germany following World War II. Still dedicated to the importance of education, Dr. Poesch, upon her arrival back to the states, then received her M.A. from the University of Delaware, followed by her Ph.D from the University of Pennsylvania. With her passion for American art pottery, Dr. Poesch made the decision to come south, where she taught History of Art at Newcomb College Art Department, part of Tulane University. It’s said she trained hundreds of students while there and even found time to chair the department between 1972 and 1977. In 1986, she was named to the Maxine and ford Graham Chair. Her official retirement in 1992 [...]