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John R. Loescher


Information provided by his wife.

Theodore Nicholas Argyralis


Ted's family has notified the Association of his death. He was a College Freshman the school year 1953-53 and lived in Dry Fork, VA.

No other information available at this time

Robert Burwell Bower


Robert B. (Bob) Bower '56

Robert B. (Bob) Bower, of Salem, Va., died on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at the Lewis-Gale Medical Center where he was the Chief Construction Engineer in 1972 and remained with the hospital until he left in 1993 to form Commonwealth Inspector's Services. He graduated from Greenbrier Military School, University of Maryland, and attended Virginia Commonwealth University and Roanoke College. He enjoyed membership in Central United Methodist Men, the Salem Kiwanis Club, and the Greenbrier Military Alumni Association. He will be remembered for his involvement in Relay for Life (the hotdog stand), and roasting chestnuts for the Olde Salem Christmas and the Community Christmas Store.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Custis and Ruby Bower; and in-laws, the Reverend Frank and Frances Blevins.
His surviving family includes his wife, Brenda B. Bower; son, Christopher B. Bower; sister, Mary B. Lotts; brothers-in-law, Frank O. Blevins and wife, Ann, and Ronald G. Blevins and wife, Linda; nephews, Andrew Blevins and wife, Laurie, Ryan Blevins and wife, Michelle, Kevin L. Lotts and wife, Tonya; nieces, Kelly Pittman and husband, Eric, and Kim Janney and husband, Sean; greatnieces; a great-nephew; numerous cousins; special friends; Lewis-Gale co-workers; and his General Imports family, who called him "Pops." And, lest we not forget his love for his dogs.
A family visitation with a brunch will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Central United Methodist Church, 428 S. College Ave., Salem, Va. 24153. The Celebration of Bob's life will begin at noon in the sanctuary. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. The Rev. Kristin Holbrook will officiate.
Contributions may be made to either the Central United Methodist Men, 428 College Avenue, Salem, Va. 24153, the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, 2840 Electric Road, Suite 106, Roanoke, Va. 24018, or to the Boy Scouts of America, 2131 Valley View Boulevard, NW, Roanoke, Va. 24012. Online condolences to the family may be made at The Bower family is being served by John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem, Va., 540-389-5441.

Ralph K. Weekly


Ralph K. Weekly, born in Worthington, W.Va., on June 30, 1920, passed away in Phoenix, Ariz., on February 12, 2011.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jane Hood Weekly; his mother, Ada; his father, Mac; his brother, Ray; and grandson, Gregory.
He graduated from West Virginia University, where he was active in Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He also attended Greenbrier Military Academy. Ralph Weekly was a U.S. Army veteran who actively served in World War II and the Korean War, and retired a major. After his military service, he worked for the state of West Virginia. In 1965 he relocated his family to Phoenix, Ariz.
Major Weekly leaves behind nine children, Ralph Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn., Michael of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., David of Mesa, Ariz., Jon of Sedona, Ariz., Douglas and Jeff of Phoenix, Ariz., Mary Dykstra of Phoenix, Ariz., Mark of Lewisburg, W.Va., and Linda Leasure of St. Albans, W.Va. He also leaves behind 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
A private memorial service will be held in his honor, arranged by Green Acres Mortuary of Scottsdale, Ariz.

Richard Charles Richmond


Richard "Rich" Charles Richmond, age 76, of Fairmount, died Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at Northside Hospital Cherokee. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and owner/operator of Home Away From Home Boarding Kennel. Mr. Richmond was preceded in death by his father, Howard Lewis Richmond, Sr. and mother, Leon Ruth Richmond and his brother, Howard Lewis Richmond, Jr. Survivors include his wife, Winifred "Win" Richmond, Fairmount; son, Doug Richmond, Culver City, CA; daughters, Sherry Walker, Toledo, OH and Laura Levy, Austin, TX; stepson, Larry Hornby, Hoffman Estates, IL; stepdaughters, Lesa Liewald, St. Charles, IL and Linda Rundell, Roswell, Lori Thompson, DeKalb, IL and Jean McNiell, Bartlett, IL; brother, Don Richmond, FL; 16 grandchildren also survive. A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 4, 2010, at HillsideMethodistChurch, 4474 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock, GA30189, (770)924-4777, with Rev. Brad Green officiating. South Canton Funeral Home & Chapel in charge of arrangements (770) 479-3377. Online condolences

Edmond Hoyt Garrett


Edmond Hoyt Garrett (Buster), 85, a resident of Jekyll Island GA, died March 16, 2010 at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick.

Mr. Garrett was born in 1925 to Harold and Margret Garrett. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Army in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe and received the Purple Heart.

Mr. Garrett had been a resident of Jekyll Island for the past 25 years. He was a graduate of Greenbrier Military School and he loved the Old Stone Presbyterian Church and the people of the Greenbrier Valley, WV. He was a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College and West Virginia University.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son Mike Garrett of Bell, PA.
Survivors are his wife of 62 years, Mrs. Sue Hefner Garrett of Jekyll Island; tow children, Mitch Garrett of Bridgeport, WV and Marty Bumgarner (Dana) of Orlando, FL; and a sister, Betty Schmidt (Don) of Dothan, AL.

A memorial Service will be held at a later date.

The family request in lieu of flowers , contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31520.

Edo Miller and Sons and Oglethorpe Crematorium are in charge of local arrangements.

Charles J. Bassett


No details are available at this time.

Robert William Tarleton


Mrs Janet Tarleton has informed the Association of her husband's passing. No details provided

Richard H. Dillinger


Richard H. Dillinger II

LEBANON TWP. -- Richard H. Dillinger II died Monday, Dec. 8, 2008 at the Hunterdon Medical Center. He was 63.

He was born in Albany, N.Y. on March 31, 1945 to Richard H. Dillinger Sr. and Elizabeth Maerz Dillinger. He was a longtime resident of Lebanon Township, NJ.

Mr. Dillinger was a welder and metal fabricator by trade and worked for Coopermatics in Northhampton, Pa. and more recently in the overnight maintenance department at WalMart in Readington Township.

Mr. Dillinger graduated from Greenbrier Military School in West Virginia in 1964. He served in the Army in the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1968 and was awarded the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal.

A son Richard H. Dillinger III died in 1991 and a sister Judith Ann Fulmer in 1999.

He is survived by beloved wife of 39 years, Mary Dillinger of Lebanon Township; son Eric and his wife Colette Dillinger of Gilbert, Az.; son Peter Dillinger and his companion Brian Rowe of Glen Gardner; and cherished grandchildren Lainey and Thomas Dillinger.

Roger Cochran Ballantyne


LACONIA ; Roger Cochran Ballantyne, 65, a longtime resident of Laconia, passed away after a lengthy battle with kidney cancer on Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, at home with his loving family.

He was born on July 20, 1943, in East Liverpool, Ohio, to the late Robert and Harriette (Cochran) Ballantyne.

Upon graduating from Greenbriar Military School in White Sulfur Springs, W.Va., Roger served the country in the United States Marine Corps from 1962 to 1968, including Marine Security Duty at the American Embassy in Poland and Belgium. He achieved the rank of E-5. He also was presented a Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Medal for his service.

He received a bachelor's degree from West Virginia University.

He continued his service as a teacher and mentor to everyone he encountered, including 30 years at the Laconia Academy where he made a difference in the lives of his students, many of whom were young adults who dropped out of school and who were returning to school as adults.

He devoted many years in service to the community including as a member of the Laconia School Board and as an active member of Laconia Kiwanis Club for the past 33 years, serving as president in 1986 and Kiwanian of the Year in 1983.

He served as a member of the Lakes Region General Hospital board of trustees starting in 1993. In 1998, he served as secretary of the board; from 1999 to 2000 he served as vice-chair; and in 2001 and 2002, Roger served as chairman of the board. He also was active as a volunteer for the Laconia Police Department's Crime Line program.

He was also very proud of his professional career as vice-president in Human Resources at Citizen Bank for 28 years. After "retiring" in 1998, Roger worked as human resource director at the Taylor Community.

His wife and family were his number one priority. He also enjoyed trips on his motorcycle and spending time in Maine with family and friends. Anyone who knew Roger knew his love and passion for life, laughter, family and friends.

Roger is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Thompson) Ballantyne; four children and their spouses, Lisa and Louis Alden of Parttville, Ala., Blaine and Jill Ballantyne of Tomah, Wisc., Matthew and Heather Roy of Miami Beach, Fla., and Andrea and Peter Cravenho of Taunton, Mass.; one grandson, Cord Ballantyne; two brothers and their wives, Blaine and Brooke Ballantyne of Cary, N..C., and Robert and Patricia Ballantyne of Belmont; his uncle and aunt, Richard and Gretchen Cochran of Bethel Park, Penn., and other family members in the Bethel Park area; and his mother-in-law, Doris Thompson of Sanford, Maine.

Visiting hours will be in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, on Monday, Sept. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Lakes Church, 50 Washington St., Lakeport, on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 10 a.m. Roger will be laid to his final rest at Notre Dame Cemetery, Springvale, Maine, at 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the following organizations: Kidney Cancer Association; 1988 Momentum Place, Chicago IL 60689,; Community Health and Hospice, Inc. 780 North Main St., Laconia NH 03246; Lakes Region General Hospital, 80 Highland St., Laconia NH 03246; or Taylor Home Community, 435 Union Avenue, Laconia NH 03246.

Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is in charge of the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial, go to