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Weiss, Elli M.  
Elli M. Weiss, 91, of Manchester, passed away peacefully Dec. 16, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born Elli M. Wieland in Dippmansdorf, Germany. She is predeceased by her loving husband, John Weiss. She is survived by her son, Hans J. Weiss; granddaughter Katherine M Barkasy and her husband, Joel Barkasy; and two great-grandchildren Zephyr and Anora. She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manchester. She loved to bake and cook and enjoyed the company of her friends and family. Like her husband, she too loved watching wrestling and there was nothing a shot of jager or her homemade schnapps couldn't cure. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and she will be missed very much. Burial will be Tuesday, Dec 30, at 1 p.m. in East Cemetery, Manchester.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Dec. 19 to Dec. 23, 2014
Westbrook, G. Warren  
G. Warren Westbrook, 90, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Claire (Lediard) Westbrook, passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at his home. Born in Hartford on Aug. 23, 1924, son of the late G. Edgar and Ella (Warren) Westbrook, he lived in South Windsor most of his life. Warren graduated from East Hartford schools and was a graduate of Yale University, Class of 1946, after serving with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was employed at Noble and Westbrook Manufacturing Company, East Hartford, for 20 years, in sales, as factory manager, and as vice president. After that Warren operated Westbrook Hardware Store in South Windsor for five years and was the owner and operator of Taylor and Helander Manufacturing Co. in New Britain for 20 years. He was active in South Windsor, serving as deputy mayor, and was a member of the Connecticut Legislature for three terms and the Republican Town chairman. Warren was an active member of Wapping Community Church in South Windsor and served as president, deacon, Sunday school teacher and choir member for more than 50 years. In addition to his wife of 41 years, Claire, he leaves his children, Sandra Lee Westbrook of Coventry, G. Anthony Westbrook of Dayville, Richard W. Westbrook of Westbrook, and Jonathan E. Westbrook of South Windsor; and his stepson, Christopher Andersen of Woodstock, New York; his seven cherished grandchildren, including, Christopher, Nathan, Kaitlin, Meghan, Samantha, Nicholas, and Benjamin; and three great-grandchildren. He also leaves a brother, Thomas Austin Westbrook; and a sister, Willa Adelaid (Westbrook) Smith. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Dale Edgar Westbrook; and his sister Beverly (Westbrook) Holcombe. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 21, at Wapping Community Church, 1790 Ellington Road, South Windsor. Burial with military honors will follow in Wapping Cemetery, South Windsor. His family will receive friends Friday, Dec. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m., and prior to the service Sunday, Dec. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wapping Community Church Music Fund, 1790 Ellington Road, South Windsor, CT 06074. For online condolences visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Dec. 15 to Dec. 19, 2014
Wheelock, Edward William  
Edward William Wheelock, 92, of Broad Brook, husband of Betty (Barry) Wheelock, passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. He was born Feb. 3, 1922, in Rockville, son of the late Howard and Rose (Helm) Wheelock. He was a life deacon at First Congregational Church of East Windsor and served as treasurer for eight years. He worked at Hamilton Standard for 45 years. During World War II he served in the Maritime Service. Besides his wife, Betty, he is survived by his sister, Marilyn Powers of Florida; and his nephew, Dale Powers, and his wife, Patricia, of Illinois and Florida; as well as extended family. Relatives and friends may join the family Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Bassinger & Dowd Funeral Home, 37 Gardner St., East Windsor, CT 06088. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at 11 a.m. at First Congregational Church of East Windsor, 124 Scantic Road. Please meet at church. Burial will follow at Scantic Cemetery, East Windsor. Donations may be made to the First Congregational Church of East Windsor, 124 Scantic Road, East Windsor, CT 06088, for the purpose of renovating the handicap ramp. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.bassingerdowdfh.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Dec. 15 to Dec. 19, 2014
Wilson, John  
John Wilson, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully on Dec. 17, 2014, at the age of 85. He leaves his beloved wife of 62 years, Dorothy E. Wilson; his daughters, Ellen Wilson of Boston, Massachusetts; and Tracy Stoner of Tampa, Florida; son-in-law, Kim Stoner; grandchildren, Alex and Zach Stoner and Caroline Weber; and his sister, Dianne Wilson of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. A lifelong resident of Ellington, John spent his engineering career working on projects such as the Turbo-Train, the Lunar Excursion Module for NASA's Apollo Missions, and the Blackhawk Helicopter for Sikorsky Aircraft. In his free time he was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and enjoyed watching the UConn women's basketball games. He also loved traveling the world with his wife, Dorothy. He was a member of the FreeMasons, Lodge 65 of Manitowoc, and Lodge 9, R.A.M. of North Windham. He recently moved to Tampa to be closer to his family. A private memorial service will be held for the family.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Dec. 20 to Dec. 24, 2014
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