Sunday, December 10, 2017

December 10 Update


Christmas Postal Stamp from 1960


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Chatsworth Christmas Decorating Contest


"Christmas Decorating Contest"

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Just turn your lights on Dec. 16th for judging!

Winner announced Dec. 20

3 Great Prizes!

Sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary Post #613

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Obit of Michael Fox

Michael Fox, 71, of Ramona, Calif., passed peacefully at Lakeview Hospice Home, La Mesa, Calif., on Nov. 10, 2017, with his loving daughter Michelle by his side. This cowboy will be greatly missed. He spent his high school years in Chatsworth and served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Nuremburg, Germany. Back in the states, he spent most years as a OTR truck driver and later lived out his dream as a cowboy, working on a ranch and training horses. After retirement, he worked in maintenance for the mobile home park where he lived. In his last year, he returned to OTR truck driving. He is survived by his daughter, Michelle Fox-Brand, and her mother, Susan Howell Fox, both of Illinois; his wife of 46 years, Janice Fox, and adopted son, Joe Fox, both of California; stepdaughter, Katrina Peabody, Colorado; sister, Margaret Marlon, Arizona; brother, Kent Fox, Hawaii; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Mabel Fox, and brother, James Fox.  A celebration of life will be held at parish hall of Hope Catholic Church, Chatsworth, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday with a Mass to follow in his honor at 5:15 p.m.

Michael Fox

Monday, December 4, 2017

Obit of Jerome R. Haberkorn, Sr.

CHATSWORTH - Jerome R. Haberkorn Sr., 81, formerly of Chatsworth, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, in Albuquerque, NM. He was born to William and Helen Koehler Haberkorn, on March 11, 1936, in Chicago, IL. He married Virginia L. Gouge in Fairbury, IL, in 1955. Jerome is survived by three siblings, Alan (Denise) Haberkorn of Missouri, Wayne (Karen) Haberkorn of Illinois and Dolores Wagner of Florida. He is also survived by his ex-wife, Virginia; and three children, Cheryl Pashby of California, Jerry (Patty) of Texas and Steven (Liz) of Texas. There are also seven grandchildren, Mark (Natalie) Pashby, Corrie Pashby (Cristian) Ramirez and Todd Haberkorn of California and Kelsey (Karson) Lofink, Trevor Haberkorn, Brendan Haberkorn and Branson Haberkorn of Texas. There are also three great-grandchildren, Kyan of Texas and Nathan and Amelia of California. Preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers, William and James. Rest in Peace Jerome (JR, Jerry, Dad) A graveside memorial will be December 9, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Chatsworth, IL, with burial following. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth, IL, will be coordinating the graveside memorial and burial of Jerome's cremated remains. This obituary may be viewed at Published in Peoria Journal Star from Dec. 2 to Dec. 4, 2017
Jerome R. Haberkorn Sr.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Obit of Dr. Stephen Francis Hallam

Dr. Stephen Francis Hallam passed away in Fairlawn, Ohio on March 13, 2017, after an inspiring and hard fought battle with lung cancer. He was a loving and devoted husband and father of four, a bright and inspiring teacher to generations of students, and a cherished and good-humored friend to many. He is survived by his wife, Teresa Alberte Hallam; their daughters, Patricia Hallam (Brian) Joseph and Margaret Hallam; and his two older sons, Rodney (Beth) Hallam and Kenneth Hallam. He loved being a grandparent to his six grandchildren: Ken Jr., Ali, Kyle, Patrick, Hannah, and Penelope. He was born on November 11, 1944, the youngest of five, and grew up on a small farm in Forrest, Illinois. Steve was a tireless worker who received his PhD in Business Administration from the University of Iowa in 1973. He went on to be a prolific researcher and writer, contributing to the discipline with numerous articles and books about strategic management, leadership, computing systems, ethics, and principles of management. He was passionate about his work and committed to providing quality education to students. Steve was the Dean of the College of Business at The University of Akron from 1995 to 2003 and a beloved professor in the Department of Management there until the time of his death. Prior to joining the University of Akron, he was Dean of the School of Management at University of Michigan-Flint (1992-1995) and Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Studies in Business at Northern Illinois University (1989-1992). Steve was an avid cyclist and was known to routinely clock more than 30 miles a day on the hills around the Cuyahoga Valley with his "extremely menacing" biker gang, The Romeos. After receiving his diagnosis, Steve used his cycling to raise funds to fight the disease, and inspired others to do the same. When he wasn't cycling, he worked out and chatted with friends at the Akron Health and Wellness Center in Bath. He had fun with his monthly poker group, and read and discussed a wide variety of books at the monthly meeting of his book club. Steve also loved to garden at the Bath Community Garden, and would spend many hours getting his hands dirty, and watching the beautifulscenery. He was past president of the Summit Choral Society, and was a member of Rotary Club. His family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the nurses, doctors, and staff at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Cleveland, as well as to researchers working on targeted genetic treatments, who all gave him such happy, active, and productive three years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the scholarship fund established in his name at The University of Akron, Department of Development, Akron, OH 44325-2603 ( The family also encourages individuals to pledge to ride in Dr. Hallam's name or donate to VeloSano Bike to Cure. 2017, 9500 Euclid Avenue, DVB Cleveland, OH 44195 ( Friends may call on SUNDAY, March 19, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel, 85 N. Miller Road, Akron, OH 44333. Services will be held MONDAY at 5 p.m. at the funeral home, with Reverend Sandra Selby officiating. To share a Memory, Send a Condolence or Light a Candle visit the Tribute Wall (Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel) Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Mar. 16, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Veteran's Headstones


I thought this was important to share! It's from the ISGS newsletter:

Free headstones for U.S. veterans The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs provides free headstones for any deceased U.S. veteran "in any cemetery across the globe." If a veteran already has a special veteran headstone and it is now badly deteriorated, illegible, stolen or vandalized, a new one can be placed. If a veteran's body was never recovered, ashes scattered or buried at sea, a special headstone "in memory of" can be placed in a recognized cemetery. Read more details at http// Information can also be found on the government website at (which includes a link to the form needed to request a headstone or marker.)