In Memoriam

Albert Gordon Shaw

Albert Gordon Shaw, 80, of Venice, passed away on April 29, 2019, surrounded by his loving wife and daughter Lucie. Albert preferred to be known as Gordon and his friends called him Gord.
Gordon was born on March 8, 1939, to the late George A. and Mabel E. (Hamilton) Shaw in Hamiota, Manitoba, Canada.

Gordon was devoted to the advance of noise and vibration loss control for the mining and civil construction industry. Some of his proudest accomplishments involved his work with the Ministry of the Environment and Energy; the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; and the U.S. Bureau of Mines. He authored several publications, lectured and developed bylaws as well as specifications adopted by municipalities and different levels of the government throughout North America.

Gordon was magnanimous man. He was a man of wisdom, a compassionate individual, had a very positive attitude and was friendly nature. He was a gifted learner. He had an outstanding memory for details and possessed a lot of information about various topics.

Gordon built business and life for others, and his legacy is going to continue in the future generations.

For his environmental work abroad, Gordon has high respect in Canada, Poland and Czech Republic.

Gordon has been known as a real gentleman; he was so proud as he was in that regard like his father.

Gordon profoundly loved his parents and had high admiration for their love.

Gordon is survived by his beloved wife Zuzana, father to Lucie of Venice, George, Lisanne, Nicole of Canada, and Michelle of Australia.

A visitation with the family will be held 8-10 a.m. Wednesday, May 8 in the Farley Funeral Home Venice Chapel located at 265 S. Nokomis Ave. in Venice. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held following the visitation at 11:00am in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church located at 1301 Center Rd. in Venice.

 

James W. Reil

James W. Reil, 83, of Margate, Fla., formerly of Drums, Pa., kind and beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and husband, passed away peacefully Monday, April 1, at Vitas Hospice Center, Fla.

He is survived by his wife Joyce Nicole, Margate, Fla.; sons James P. Reil and his wife Michelle, Texas, and Michael Reil and his fiancee Bernadette, Maryland; daughters Julie Edstrom, Florida, and Maria Whitley, Hazleton; grandchildren Jodi Gallagher, Matthew and Kevin Edstrom, Josh Reil, Michael and Casey Reil, and Summer Whitley; and great-grandchildren Billy and Kendall Gallagher and Cora Edstrom; as well as his step-brother Richard Apple, and several nieces and nephews.

Born in Albany, James studied at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. He was employed for 30 years by Vibra-Tech Engineers, Inc, Hazleton, and retired as president of the company in 1995.

James lived in Albany, DuBoi, and Conyngham, before settling in Drums, Pa., with his family, where he lived for nearly 50 years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years Patricia (Niedbala) Reil, sisters Mary Halloran and Julia Reil, brothers Walter Reil and Michael Reil, and step brother Clifford Apple.

James served in the U.S. Army in the 32nd Battalion of the American Third Armored Division in West Germany, company C, Scout Platoon, from 1958-1960 as a specialist 4th class. He was pleased and proud to have served alongside Elvis Presley and in 2013, was part of a special celebration at Graceland for the men who served with Elvis.

James was a member of Good Shepherd Church in Drums, and Word Family Church in Harwood and, more recently, Calvary Chapel in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. James was known for his wisdom, as well as his kindness and willingness to help others in need. He volunteered throughout his life, including several years ministering to prisoners in an outreach program.

Private services are being arranged at the convenience of the family. An open house for family and friends to call will be held from 12-2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at 1630 Dons Avenue, Hazleton.

Stanley L. Lippincott

Stanley Lippincott, 86, passed away Dec. 12, 2018. Stanley was born on March 31, 1932, in Salem, N.J., to Stanley and Clara Lippincott.

He graduated from Bucknell University in 1953 earning a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He worked for E.I. DuPont Demours from 1952 - 1988. He started as a production supervisor overseeing the manufacture of acid and ammonium nitrate as well as various dynamites and blasting agents. During his 36 years at DuPont, he held numerous management positions in explosives manufacturing; research and development; patents and licensing; and sales and marketing. Through his work, he lived in many locations including New Jersey, Alabama, Maryland, Minnesota, Brazil, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

In 1988, he became the planning and corporate development manager for ETI, assisting with that company’s transition after it bought DuPont. Then in 1990, he started his own company Explosives Educational Services.

Stanley was an avid supporter of International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE), promoting ISEE through his training programs and endorsing many members. Stan was instrumental in helping ISEE obtain the rights from ETI to publish the Blasters’ Handbook. He was also the chairman of the adhoc Blasters’ Handbook Committee that worked towards publishing the 17th Edition ISEE Blasters’ Handbook.

Stanley served two separate terms on the ISEE Board of Directors. He chaired or was involved with several ISEE committees including the International Committee, Education Committee, and the Blasters’ Handbook Committee. He was a contributor to the ISEE Certificate Program Level 1. In 2003, he was awarded the ISEE Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor achieved from the explosives industry at that time.

Stanley had a passion for baseball and spent much time attending spring training camps in Florida and Arizona.

He is survived by his wife Carol Lippincott, of Granbury, Texas; children Stephen Lippincott, of Portland, Ore., and Alise Morkides, of Greenville, Del.; step-children Barry Chaikin, Karl Chaikin, and Scott Chaikin, all of Dallas; and grandchildren Aaron Lippincott, of Australia, Kinia Morkides, of Delaware, and Kayla Chaikin, of Dallas.

Fred L. DeGasperin

Fred L. DeGasperin, 59, of Warren, Mich., formerly of Bruceton Mills, W.Va., died on Oct. 25, 2018, at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich.
Fred was born February 19, 1959, in Troy, Ohio, a son of the late Fred and wife Anna Belle "A.B." (Liston) DeGasperin.


He was a graduate of Miami East High School in 1977 and graduated from WVU in 1981 with a degree in mining engineering. Fred was a U.S. veteran of the United States Airforce. He served during Desert Storm and was a crew member on a B-52 from 1985-1992. He worked as a sales representative for Ensign-Bickford Company. Fred retired as a mining inspector in West Virginia in 2016.


He is survived by his wife, Kathy McLaughlin; his sisters Mary Ann (Steve) Karnes, Toni DeGasperin; nieces and nephews, Heather (Scott) Schmalbach, Eric (Ashley) Karnes, Lindsay Christie, Sean Christie, Christie (Alex) Visconti, Stephanie (Matt) Alexander, Kyle McLaughlin, Sheila, Rachel, and Erin Madding, Jenny (Aaron) Welch, Alex and Emma McLaughlin, Joshua Wendland, Danielle (Joshua) Koenig, Sara Wendland; great-nieces and nephews, Sydney, Dean and Xander Schmalbach, Kaia Karnes, Bella Madding, and Autumn Wendland; mother-in-law, Sue Kelly; sisters-in-law, Patty Madding and Karen Wendland; brothers-in-law, Mark McLaughlin, David (Rose) McLaughlin.


Friends will be received at the St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 324 East Main Street; on Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Father Andy Switzer as Celebrant. Interment will follow at the St. Joseph's Cemetery, Howesville, where graveside Military Honors will be accorded. A fellowship meal will be provided following the graveside service.


Arrangements are under the direction of Rotruck-Lobb Kingwood Chapel.


Personal condolences may be offered online at www.rotruck-lobb.com.

Anthony Dale McLaughlin

Anthony (Tony) Dale McLaughlin, 79, Kansas City, Mo., passed away on October 22, 2018, at his home. He lived in Kansas City since 1968, and previously lived in Hamilton, Mo.

Tony was born on August 28, 1939, in Clarion, Iowa, to Lester Dale and Leola Elizabeth (Lord) McLaughlin. He was a 1958 graduate of the Penney High School, Hamilton. He worked for Trager Limestone Quarry, Hamilton. He started working at Hunt Midwest Enterprises in 1969 and retired 47 years later going from heavy equipment operator to plant superintendent, manager of eastern operations and director of special projects.

He was a member of the Faubion United Methodist Church in Gladstone, Mo., a life-time member of the Missouri Limestone Association, and an avid fisherman and hard-core Chiefs fan. He and Sue spent the last 10 years wintering in Weslaco, Texas, at RVE with their winter family.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents; daughter-Rhonda Duffin; 2 brothers-Daryl Baker and Ronald McLaughlin; and a sister-Karel Hazzard.

He married Susan Crotty on May 22, 1971, in Kansas City. Susan survives of the home.

Additional survivors: 3 daughters-Susan Lynn Dwire (Jon), Cross Timbers, Mo.; Karen Miller (Ronnie), Hamilton; and Tracey Young, Saint Simons Island, Georgia; 4 granddaughters-Kari Smith, Stevie McLaughlin, Alexis Dunn, and Toni McLaughlin; 4 great-grandsons-C.J. Dilly, Lane Dilly, Arthur Taylor Grissom IV, and Jayden Mortell; and 2 sisters-Doreen Hacker, Winston, Mo., and Marlene Hemminger, Cameron, Mo.

Funeral Service: 1 p.m., Saturday, October 27, 2018, at the Hamilton Federated Church, Hamilton.

Visitation: 6:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, October 26, at the Faubion United Methodist Church, 7113 N. Troost, Gladstone, Mo., 64118.

Interment: Highland Cemetery, Hamilton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Northland Hospice or the Faubion United Methodist Church.

Arrangements: Bram Funeral Home, Hamilton, Mo.