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Monday Obits and some catch-up

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Subject: Monday Obits and some catch-up

BALLOCH, Thomas Joe, YNCM(SS), 70, of Frederick went to join his Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 24, 2017. He was the husband of Lucy V. Talton Balloch. Born November 26, 1946, in Berwick, PA, he was the son of the late Colonel James Pardon Balloch, Jr. and Marion Rose Keith Balloch. Master Chief Balloch served in the United States Navy Submarine Service. He was Assistant Director of Facilities at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD. He also worked for several hotel chains through the years. Thomas was a Life Legacy member of the VFW Post 3285 in Frederick. Master Chief Thomas Balloch was the VFW's primary point of contact for the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps, a Navy League youth program. He was a member of Beaver Creek Country Club and also a member of Team Maryland, Living Legacy of Maryland. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Thomas Joe Balloch, Jr. and fiance, Nicky Mancini, of Parkville, MD; two grandsons, Logan James Balloch of Parkville, MD and Brandon Tongue of Annapolis; two step sons, Thomas Newcomer of St. Mary's County, MD and Jeffrey Newcomer of Fredericksburg, VA; five step-grandchildren, Brandon Newcomer and Joshua Newcomer of Washington State, Madisen and Alivia Newcomer of Fredericksburg, VA and Jack Shuck of St. Mary's County, MD; a goddaughter, Samantha Kent of Union Bridge, MD; three brothers, Michael Keith Balloch and wife, Susan, of Bloomfield, MI, Steven Mark Balloch and wife, Judy, of Glastonbury, CT, Charles Patrick Balloch and wife, Lori, of Wallingford, CT and Mrs. Michael Balloch of Gaithersburg; six step-sisters, Mrs Debbie Wensel, Mary Lee DePrator, Mrs. Barb Tomaski, Mrs. Terry Baumgraty, Ms. Georgia Newell, Mrs. Diane Giles; two step-brothers, Robert Wehler and Dale Wehler all of PA. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Erin Dee Balloch; two brothers, James Pardon Balloch, III and Gregory Burton Balloch; and a step-son, Gary Wayne Newcomer. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick with Pastor Tim May officiating. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association, 14435 Cherry Lane Court, Suite 310, Laurel. MD 20707 or to Team Maryland, Living Legacy of Maryland, C/O Latrice Price, 1730 Twin Springs Rd., Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21227. Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at Published in The Frederick News-Post on Aug. 27, 2017.

BOIVIN, Ronald G., was born on August 27, 1963 and passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Ronald was a resident of New Bedford, Massachusetts at the time of passing. He graduated from N.B. Vocational High School and U Mass Dartmouth, formerly SMU, with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving for 6 years on the USS Minneapolis St. Paul (SSN-708), fast attack submarine as a nuclear plant operator. His funeral mass will be held Tuesday 11am at St. John Neumann Church. Burial with military honors will be at the Veterans National Cemetery in Bourne, MA. Mass of Christian Burial at the St. John Neumann at 11:00 AM on September 12, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday September 12, 2017 11:00 AM St. John Neumann Lakeville, MA Mass of Christian Burial at the St. John Neumann at 11:00 AM on September 12, 2017

HARN, MelvynAdrian, was born on September 17, 1944 and passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Melvyn was a resident of Lake Tapps, Washington at the time of passing. He proudly served his country in the Navy and served on the submarine USS Nautilus during his 5 years of service. Services will be held at United Methodist Church at 11:00am on 9/9/2017 followed by the reception at the Quality Inn & Suites at 3:00 in the Rainer Room.

KING, Donald P., 89, of Atkinson, NH, passed away after a brief illness on Thursday, September 7, 2017, at Haverhill Crossings Assisted Living Center. He was the husband of Barbara A. (DeProfio) King with whom he would have celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on September 27, 2017. Don was born in Lowell on August 9, 1928, and was a son of the late John and the late Alice (Perry) King. He was raised in Lowell, and grew up in the Highlands neighborhood of the city. He attended the area schools, graduating from Lowell High School with the Class of 1945. Immediately after graduating from high school, he enlisted with the United States Navy. While enlisted with the Navy, he was stationed on the submarine, the USS Irex, where he proudly served his Country during World War II until honorable discharge in 1947. While living in Lowell, Don was a communicant of St. Margaret Church. He was employed as a Manager within the Telephone Company for over 35 years before his retirement. For the past 19 years, he has resided in Atkinson, NH with his wife, Barbara. Don enjoyed playing golf. He also enjoyed spending time outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Above all else, time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren, brought him the most happiness. In addition to his wife, Barbara King of Atkinson, NH, he is survived by his children, Donald P. King and his wife Laurie of Lancaster, MA, Linda F. (King) McGrath and her husband Bert of Londonderry, NH, Kenneth P. King and his wife Susan of West Newbury, MA, and Michael J. King and his wife Evangeline of Topsfield, MA. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Zachary King, Samantha, Joseph and Hannah McGrath, Thomas and Heather King, and Athan and Jed King; his sister, Eileen Herbster and her husband Gene of Andover, MA. He was predeceased by his brothers, the late John F. King and the late William King. On Tuesday, September 12, you are invited to his calling hours from 4 until 8 pm., at the Mcdonough Funeral Home, 14 Highland Street, Lowell 978-458-6816. His funeral mass & burial will be held privately. Please Visit Www.Mcdonoughfuneralhome.Com to Send The Family nn E-condolence.Published in Lowell Sun on Sept. 10, 2017

MANNING, John J., 87, of Newington, passed away on September 4, 2017 at his home. John was born March 5, 1930. He was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Barbara Ann (Stoloski) Manning, his son, Stephen and his sister, Theresa Manning Browne. John served in the US Navy as a submariner aboard the submarine USS Trumpetfish (SS-425). John was an avid Red Sox fan and really enjoyed watching the games with his nephew Billy Mitchell. John was a Teamster member working for Schafer and Miller Beer Companies. He retired in 1994 after 32 years of employment. He is survived by his son, Michael Manning and his wife Donna, and two grandchildren, Kelley (Manning) Whitlock and her husband Matthew, and Matthew Manning. His family would like to express their appreciation to the doctors and nurses at the VA in Newington for their dedication to John's health. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, Sept. 11th, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington, followed by a service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be private in West Meadow Cemetery, Newington. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Newington VA Hospital, Account 8002, 555 Willard Avenue, Newington, CT 06111. To share a memory, please visit us at Published in The Hartford Courant from Sept. 8 to Sept. 10, 2017

PORATH, Robert Earl, 93, died at Bethel Home nursing home in Viroqua, Wis., on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. Bob Porath was born April 21, 1924, in Milwaukee to Hilda Josephine Andersen Porath and Max Earl Porath. He married Ruth Anna Olm on Sept. 19, 1947, in Milwaukee. Ruth preceded him in death August 27, 2000. Their child, Ellen Dodge Severson of La Crosse, married Eric Severson. Grandchild: Johanna Porath Severson, of Winona, Minnesota. Bob lived a full, generous life with a ready laugh. He loved to tell stories. He adored his grandkid. He would pick up Jo from elementary school on early-release days and they'd play at the La Crosse children's museum or ring all the display doorbells at Home Depot. He was proud to finance an eighth of Jo's pet boa constrictor, because grandpas can get away with stuff like that. Bob was the kind of extrovert who could send introverts diving for cover, but his heart was huge. He volunteered for years at the VA Hospital in Madison, led and volunteered with veterans' groups, and loved to sponsor clothes/supplies for students. He was a key worker in renovating the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in La Crosse, his spiritual home in his final years. Bob graduated from Walker Junior High School and South Division Senior High School in Milwaukee, joining the U.S. Navy submarine service in World War II. He served on the submarine USS S-32 (SS-137) and, later, as MoMM3(SS) on the USS Hammerhead (SS-364). After being discharged, Bob worked as a diesel engineer, at first with Nordberg Manufacturing and later with such companies as Cooper-Bessemer and Raytheon Corp. and finally, a few decades as an independent diesel contractor. He traveled around the world, building and fixing huge engines that powered municipal power plants, mine hoists and ore boats. (This meant the "toys" he continued to play with in his retirement filled a two-car garage.) Along the way, he and Ruth lived in Wisconsin, Texas, Minnesota and Ohio. Ruth and Bob finally came to rest in Buffalo City, Wis., where Bob took care of Ruth in her final battle with Alzheimer's and served as chaplain for US Submarine Veterans WWII. Bob moved to La Crosse after Ruth's death and kept busy as a fixit guy at the Pump House Regional Arts Center and as a city crossing guard, where he protected and entertained children at the intersection of Cass and Losey. On his 80th birthday, he was thrilled to have his family show up at "his" intersection with balloons, signs and treats - and to watch as children, parents, truckers and police officers wished him well. Visitation Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 9:30-11:00 AM at the Funeral Home. Funeral Service at 11 AM. Military Honors and interment at Woodlawn Cemetery to follow. Memorials to Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of La Crosse, 401 West Ave. South, La Crosse, WI 54601 are appreciated. Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Sept. 10, 2017

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