Here's another week of Remember When...
Trish Hackett Nicola
A complete copy of the current last two weeks' obituaries from AH can be
found on-line at www.arcadeherald.com
Arcade Herald, March 25, 2004, Obituaries, page 6 & 7
Nelson E. George, 81, died March 17, 2004
Dana H. Francis, 59, died March 21, 2004
George C. Abbott, 76, died March 21, 2004
Timothy W. Green, 40, died March 19, 2004
Mavis E. Pixley, 75, died March 18, 2004
M. Edward "Bud" Weichmann, 68, died March 9, 2004
Jean M. McGarvey, 70, died March 20, 2004
Joanne Mary Peck, 64, died March 19, 2004
Reprinted with permission from the author of Remember When..., p. 9, Arcade
Herald, March 25, 2004, copied by Trish Hackett Nicola (*See below for
information on how to receive a copy of the original article or obituary.)
10 Years Ago - March 24, 1994
Sam FERALDI retired after 38 years in business in Chaffee when he sold his
lawn and garden service center to Dave WOODRUFF. He sold his gas station to
Tom CHOUSE in 1976.
Michael BARBER of Delevan, a member of Troop 55 in Arcade, became an Eagle
John and Anna REDING ALMETER, formerly of Freedom, observed their 65th
Deaths: Edwin ANDERSON, 81, of Delevan; Helen ROWLAND, 84, of Machias;
Frank MILLER Sr., 74, of Delevan; Hazel BLAKELEY FREYBURGER, 64, of
Holland; John PEPLIN Sr., 56, of Delevan; Richard HEFTKA, 58, of Machias;
Gwendolyn CHARLES, 68, a native of Freedom who served as a missionary in
Africa for 46 years.
25 Years Ago - March 29, 1979
Joyce BARTLETT was elected to succeed Kenneth BEACH as mayor of Delevan.
She became Delevan's first woman mayor.
John BAILEY retired as mayor of Arcade and was succeeded by John YANSICK.
Jacqueline LAIRD was elected the village's first woman trustee.
Brevard College in North Carolina won a double overtime basketball
championship. Their coach was Arcade Central School alumnus John MEYERHOFF.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank ROBERTS of Arcade observed their golden anniversary.
The Reverend Harvey COMPO became pastor of the Java Village Baptist Church.
Deaths: Harold MAHNK, 60, of Machias; former area resident William MOLTRUP, 46.
35 Years Ago - March 27, 1969
Ken SPENCER won the MVP title, and he and Paul STEVENS were named to the
Class A all-star team. Other top scorers on Coach Tom POPE's team included
Jeff AUSTIN, Mike HASKELL and Gary DECKER.
The front-page article about Arcade's basketball wins was written by high
school student Mike TANNER.
Robert CHADDOCK was honored at a testimonial dinner in recognition of his
accomplishments as a coach at Delevan-Machias.
Deaths: Nellie BLITON HARDY, 65, of Delevan; Catherine JACOBY METZ of
Strykersville; Forest SPRAGUE, 76, of Farmersville; Edwin VAN NATTER,
formerly of Holland; Thomas HYLAND, 88, of Bliss; Floyd HOUSE, 87, of Holland.
50 Years Ago - March 25, 1954
Dale KILE was elected commander of the Arcade VFW post.
Frances KUHN of Machias was elected president of the PTA at Delevan-Machias
The junior class at D-M presented the play "Nearly Beloved" in the Machias
auditorium. Sandra SCHAUS and Ray GOERSS had the lead parts.
Lucille DRAKE was elected president of the Arcade Research Club.
Deaths: Bessie PAGE MOORE, 91, of Elton; Helen FRIEND HERMAN, 45, of Delevan.
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