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Arnold, JoAnn Harmon - Other Towns  
JoAnn Harmon Arnold St. Louis, MO formerly of Alton, IL JoAnn Harmon Arnold, 74, of St. Louis, MO and formerly of Alton, IL died suddenly after suffering a heart attack on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 onboard the SS Voyager off the cost of Thailand, while traveling with her husband, Fred E. Arnold. A woman of remarkable personal and professional gifts, she was a retired senior vice president to Emerson and the first female senior executive of a major St. Louis corporation. Mrs. Arnold started at Emerson in 1966 as a temp in the typing pool. Over the next 38 years, she rose to eventually become a chief advisor to Charles F. Knight, the company's longtime chairman and chief executive officer, and David Farr, current chairman and chief executive officer. Among her many responsibilities were the management of the company's stock and compensation programs for Emerson executives worldwide, its executive recruitment and organization development programs, and its corporate human resources department. Her duties also included oversight of the company's community affairs and charitable activities. For more than two decades, she helped shaped Emerson's philanthropy, which has in turn helped shaped the civic life of St. Louis. She lead the company in its support of Forest Park Forever, the St. Louis Zoo, the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, the St. Louis Art Museum, and many other organizations and institutions vital to the community's life. Always personally engaged in her work, she served as the first female chair of the St. Louis Zoo Commission, chair of the Urban League of Greater St. Louis, chair of Laumeier Sculpture Park, president of the Missouri Women's Forum and national vice president of the International Women's Forum. She was vice chair of the St. Louis Symphony Society and Opera Theatre of St. Louis. She served as a director at the Academy of Science St. Louis, Sheldon Arts Foundation, Annie Malone Children and Family Services, Grand Center, Junior Achievement of Mississippi Valley, MatthewsDickey Boys Club, Oasis Institute, and Parents as Teachers. She also served as a director of the Interlochen Center for the Arts, River Bend United Way, United Way of Greater St. Louis, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Webster University, Washington University George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis, Whitfield School, Girls, Inc., and the YWCA of Metropolitan St. Louis. Mrs. Arnold grew up in Alton in modest circumstances, which she cherished and never forgot. She was a grounded person who worked hard but always found ways to bring balance to her life. She adored her family. When she first began traveling for Emerson, she sometimes took her mother and her daughter with her on trips. Later, after her family had grown, her home remained the headquarters for Christmas and other celebrations. She is survived by her husband, Fred E. Arnold; her daughter, Elisabeth McCabe (Brian); her stepchildren, Jane Arnold, Charles Arnold (Kate) and Susan Kimball (Drew); her grandchildren, May, Sadie and Owen McCabe; her stepgrandchildren, Dasha and Molly Arnold, Elizabeth and Josie Arnold and Annie, Lily and Anderson Kimball; her brothers, Fred (Barbara), Donald (Betty), and Terry Secor; and her sister, Debbie Heckman. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Minnie Mae Secor; and her husband, Robert Harmon. Mrs. Arnold graduated from Alton High School and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Services: A memorial mass will be celebrated at the Church of the Annunziata, 9305 Clayton Road, at Cella Road, Ladue on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. with a reception to follow. Private interment at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Godfrey, Illinois. The family asks that those who wish to make contribu tions consider the St. Louis Zoo, Opera Theatre of St. Louis or Oasis Institute. Online condolences www.luptonchapel.com A SERVICE OF LUPTON CHAPEL, St. Louis, MO.
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Published in Naples Daily News on Jan. 28, 2015
Ashley, Norman - Naples  
Norman Ashley Naples, FL Norman Rex Ashley, 67, passed away on January 22nd, 2015 in Naples FL. He is survived by his mother, Helen Ashley; his brothers Donald and Mark Ashley, his son, Noel Ashley; his daughter-in-law, Apryl Ashley; his grandchildren, Katelyn and Connor Ashley; and his loving companion, Margaret Castle. N. Rex Ashley has been a C.P.A. in Naples FL since 1973. His long standing business of N. Rex Ashley CPA was established in 1982. He served and held positions on numerous community organizations including the Pelican Bay Rotary Club, Naples Chamber of Commerce, Tiger Bay Club and Swamp Buggy Inc. Service's will be Thursday January 29th, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Fuller Funeral Home 1625 Pine Ridge Rd Naples, FL. In Lieu of flowers please make a donation to a charity of your choosing in the name of N. Rex Ashley. Online condolences may be made at www.fullernaples.com
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Published in Naples Daily News on Jan. 28, 2015
Black, Dr. Matthew L. - Naples  
Dr. Matthew L. Black Naples, FL Dr. Matthew L. Black, a physician and resident of Naples died Saturday Janu ary 24, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 53 years young. Matt was born in Hammond, IN. He graduated from Notre Dame University with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. He was on rocket design teams atMartin Marietta in Denver, CO and Teledyne Brown Engineering in Huntsville, AL. He returned to school to pursue amedical degree from The University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, AL followed by a residency in Anesthesiology and Fellowship in Pain Management at the University of Chicago. He was the director of Anesthesiology in Champaign, IL before heading south to Naples working in Collier County as an Anesthesiologist and Pain Management doctor until forming his solo practice, Waterside Medical. Matt enjoyed captaining the boat, taking in a sunset, searching for treasures and swapping stories with his patients and friends. Matt leaves his loving wife Sue of 27 years, and will be sorely missed by daughters, Elizabeth, Grace, Emily; and son, Matthew L. Black Jr. a.k.a 'Stevie' and Tip, the wonder dog. He will also be missed by his parents, Frank and Mary Ann; and many other relatives, friends and patients. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, January 30th at 5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Naples 3000 Orange Blossom Road. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, donations may be made to The Dr. Black Children's Education Fund at Chase Bank, 4700 Tamiami Trail N, Naples, FL 34109. Arrangements entrusted to Garfield Funeral Care (239) 596.5288 www.garfieldcares.com .
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Published in Naples Daily News on Jan. 28, 2015
Ferris, Nancy - Naples  
Nancy Buck Ferris Naples, FL Nancy Buck Ferris passed away peacefully January 22, 2014. Born September 9, 1926 in Grand Rapids, MI to Glen and Maria Buck, she was married to her beloved husband, David Ferris for nearly 70 years. Nancy was a long-term member of the Wyndemere Country Club in Naples, and the Westbrook Country Club in Mansfield, OH. Nancy was extremely proud of her active participation in many civic and volunteer organizations including being a 60 year member of the P.E.O Sisterhood. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Naples, the First Presbyterian Church of Mansfield, OH, and the Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church in Naples. Her son, David Robert Ferris, preceded her in death. Nancy is survived by her husband, Dave; three daughters, Nancy Buchanan (Ben) of St. Albans, MO, Jane Greenlaw and Paul Allen of Little Torch Key, FL and Barbara Stone (Dennis) of Brookfield, CT; and her daughter-in-law, Sandra Ferris of Worthington, OH. In addition she was most proud of her eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. The family requests no flowers and suggests memorial gifts to be made to the Salvation Army or Avow Hospice of Naples, FL. A celebration of Nancy's life will be held at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church in Naples on Friday, January 30th at 4:00 p.m. A private family interment will be held at a later date.
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Published in Naples Daily News on Jan. 28, 2015
Fiermonti, Arthur - Naples  
Arthur F. Fiermonti Naples, FL Arthur F. Fiermonti passed away peacefully at the age of 98. He was born in 1916 in New Brunswick, NJ. Arthur was preceded in death by his wife, Alice; and daughter, Jacqueline Fiermonti Senior. He is survived by his son, Robert; and daughterin-law, Eleanor of Naples, FL; his grandchildren, Robert A. Fiermonti, Christopher Senior of Southhampton, NY, Teresa Senior of North Bend, OR; his greatgrandchildren, Tiffany Wright of Portland, OR, Jarett Senior of Southold, NY, Zachery Fiermonti, Jace Henderson and Cole Senior; his great-grandchild, Evelyn Hope Wright. He moved to Florida after retiring as a Chrysler Plymouth dealer in Lemoyne, PA. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club. He was a fine pianist and often entertained. A memorial mass will be held on February 11, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter Apostle Church, 5130 Rattlesnake Hammock Road, Naples. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Heart Association or the charity of your choice in his memory would be most appreciated. He will be sadly missed by family and friends.
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Published in Naples Daily News on Jan. 28, 2015
Frizzell, Sandra - Naples  
Sandra Lee Frizzell Naples, FL Sandra Lee 'Sandy' Frizzell, 78 of Naples, formerly of Kalamazoo, MI died Sunday January 25, 2015. Born in Kalamazoo, MI daughter of the late Robert Orrin and Grace Mellissa (O'Donahue) Hayes, Sandy enjoyed biking, rollerblading and spending time at the beach. She was a past member of St. John's Episcopal Church. Sandy is survived by her son, Jeffrey Scott ( Sharon) Frizzell of Portage, MI; daughter, Leigh Mellissa Frizzell of Colorado Springs, CO; brother, Robert Orrin (Mara) Hayes, II, of Kalamazoo, MI; grandchildren, Eric Scott Frizzell of Hyattsville, MD, Peter Andrew Frizzell of Davison, MI, Stefanie Jo Frizzell of Portage, MI and Katie Elizabeth Naab of Colorado Springs, CO. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Richard Frizzell. Funeral services will be held in Kalamazoo, MI followed by interment in Ever Rest Memorial Park South. Donations in Sandy's memory may be made to AVOW Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105 Arrangements in the care of Fuller Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.fullernaples.com .
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Published in Naples Daily News on Jan. 28, 2015
Mobley Sr., Elisha - Naples  
Elisha Mobley, Sr. Naples, FL Elisha Mobley, Sr., fondly known as 'Buddy' of Mobley's Lawn Service, died Friday, January 23, 2015 at Naples Community Hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 31st at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Naples, FL at 12:30 p.m. The wake will be held Friday, January 30th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the church. Burial will be held in Quitman, GA on Sunday.
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Published in Naples Daily News on Jan. 28, 2015
Selger, Joanne - Estero  
Joanne C. Selger Estero, FL Joanne C. Selger passed away peacefully on January 21, 2015 at North Naples Community Hospital, following a brief illness. A resident of Estero, FL for the past eight years, Joanne was born in Concord, NH the only daughter of the late William and Leah Crowley. Joanne was raised in Hopkinton, NH and graduated from the Nursing Program at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA. Joanne worked as an R.N. at Mount Auburn Hospital, M.I.T., and as an industrial nurse at Itek Corp., where she met her husband, Ken Selger. Ken and Joanne resided in Ridgefield, CT for 30 years, where Joanne enjoyed a second career as a successful real estate broker. In 1998 Joanne and Ken moved to Orleans, MA, where they enjoyed life on Cape Cod, before retiring to Estero in 2006. Joanne and her husband joined the Nauset Newcomers Club and remained active members throughout their time on Cape Cod. Joanne loved being active and spent many happy years skiing, playing tennis, golf, walking and most of all spending time on the beach. Joanne was a friend to all she met and could not go anywhere without striking up a conversation with whomever she was near. She always had a positive outlook on life and lived it to the fullest. She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Ken Selger; her son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Susan Phelps, of Bonita Springs, FL; and three grandchildren, Joseph Phelps of Miami, FL, Katherine Phelps of San Francisco, CA and Robert Phelps of Austin, TX. She was predeceased by her son, Wayne Phelps; and daughter, Judith Phelps; and her brother, Billy Crowley. A funeral service will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday January 31, 2015 at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 9801 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, FL. Burial will follow in the church memorial garden. A reception will be held at Pelican Sound Golf Club in Estero, FL following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joanne's memory may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, PO Box 96280, Washington, DC 20077. Online condolences may be offered by visiting ShikanyFuneralHome.com . Arrangements are being handled by Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home (239) 9924982.
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Published in Naples Daily News on Jan. 28, 2015
Treusch, William - Naples  
William Treusch Naples, FL William (Wyll) Treusch passed away, under the care of Avow Hospice, at home in Bentley Village, Naples on January 24, 2015. He was born in Buffalo, NY on January 9th, 1924. Studying classical music for 11 years, as his teacher was preparing him to be a concert pianist, came to a halt when his jazz music career began in 1938 while still in high school. During WW II he served as a pianist in the 353rd Army Air Force big band for three years while based in Nashville, TN. This big band was part of a major military band of 60 musicians. During his music career, playing solo piano gigs and with various combos, he supported his family through a second career in various manufacturing management positions and companies. After his retirement to Naples, he spent many happy years in a variety of creative arts and many rounds of golf on Naples courses. He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Patricia Sipos Treusch; daughter, Susan T. Dorchester and son-in-law, Robert L. Dorchester of Gainesville, FL. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth La Pierre Treusch of West Chezy, NY, in 1988. Also surviving is a grandson, Ansun Romanowski, his wife, Katy, and great-granddaughter, Riley of San Clemente, CA. Cremation was performed with All Cremation Options and Fuller Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. At his requests, there will be no services. His cremains will be scattered in the Gulf of Mexico. Remembrances can be offered to the local Hospice or a charity of your choice.
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Published in Naples Daily News on Jan. 28, 2015

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Best, Fred - Naples  
Fred Best Naples, FL Fred Best was born on July 31, 1923 in Pittsburgh, PA and passed away peace fully on January 23, 2015. Fred served in the air force during World War II. He and his wife of 45 years, Virginia moved to Naples in 1973. Fred started his jewelry design and repair business which continued until his retirement. Fred is survived by his wife; two children; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services will be private.
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Published in Naples Daily News on Jan. 27, 2015
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