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MARTIKAINEN, A. HELEN  
MARTIKAINEN--Dr. A. Helen. Of Chapel Hill, NC, age 98, died on January 16, 2015 at Carol Woods Retirement Community. Born and raised in Harrison, ME she was the daughter of the late Sylvester and Emma Martikainen. She graduated from Bridgton Academy, and received her B.A. degree from Bates College, and received post graduate degrees in public health from Yale and Harvard. Dr. Martikainen served as health education specialist with the Public Health Society Hartford, CT and several years with United States Public Health Service, Washington, DC. During service with USPHS, she was assigned to Oklahoma, and an extended assignment as Acting Director Health Education with North Carolina Board Public Health, Raleigh, NC. In 1949, Dr. Martikainen was appointed first Chief of Health Education, Headquarters, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland (1949-1974). She assisted national health programs in countries worldwide. Retirement in Chapel Hill in 1978, she volunteered with N.C. Division American Association of University Women, United Nations Association of USA, N.C. Coalition of Aging, Women's Issues, Episcopal Diocese of N.C. She was a member of Women's Forum of N.C., Board of Directors for N.C. Center of Laws Affecting Women, Board of Orange County Women's Center, Advisory Board UNC School of Public Health, NC Association of Public Health and Public Health Alumni of Harvard University. At Carol Woods, she served as Chair, Residents Committee for Health; member of Residents Council, Chapel of Cross, Center of Public Policy Research. Her awards include: honorary doctorate degrees of science from Bates College and Smith College; International Award, American Public Health Assoc.; Elijah Benjamin Mays Award, Bates College; Women of Distinction Award, NC Council; special medal from National Academy of Medicine, France; Honorary Trustee Hall of Fame Bridgton Academy; election to Phi Beta Kappa, Bates College; Delta Omega Chapter, Yale University, Listed in WHO'S WHO: American Women, World Health Care & Medicine. She was predeceased by brothers, Reino J. Martikainen and Ernest W. Martikainen and sister Irja M. Bownes. She is survived by a sister, Sylvia M. Martin, sister-in-law, Mrs. Ernest W. (Priscilla) Martikainen and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials made to: The Chapel of The Cross, 304 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
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Published in The New York Times on Jan. 25, 2015
MIHLRAD, JACK  
MIHLRAD--Jack, 5/17/1914- 1/29/95. Mae 4/8/1920-2/17/11. Loving memories never fade. They grow stronger each day, you will never be forgotten. Love Always, Diane
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Published in The New York Times on Jan. 29, 2015
MILLER, SEYMOUR  
MILLER--Seymour W., J.D., December 18, 1914--January 25, 2015. Seymour or "Sy", as we was known to many of his colleagues and friends throughout his long life --will be remembered as a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather; a successful attorney; a loyal friend; a generous and staunch supporter of the State of Israel; and a forceful and passionate human being. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Claire, as well as by family and friends who were privileged to have known his character, intelligence and humor. He served honorably as an infantryman in the U.S. Army during World War II, rising to the rank of Captain (and later to the rank of Major in the U.S. Army Reserves), having participated in the D-Day landings on the beaches of Normandy as well as the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp near Weimar, Germany. His distinguished legal career included serving as General Counsel of the Seafarers International Union before founding as co-Managing Partner the firm of Miller & Seeger, a law practice focusing on corporate commercial transactions and labor relations. During his career, he received numerous awards for professional achievement and charitable service. He was special and will be sorely missed. Memorial services with military honors will be held on Wednesday, January 28th, at 10:30am at "The Riverside, 76th St. at Amsterdam Ave.," New York, NY. Donations in honor of Mr. Seymour W. Miller, Esq. may be made to: The United States Holocaust Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place Southwest, Washington, DC 20024.
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Published in The New York Times from Jan. 27 to Jan. 28, 2015
MOORES, ESTELLE  
MOORES--Estelle, of Garden City, NY passed away on January 21 at the age of 92. She was the cherished wife of the late Stanley F. Moores, beloved mother of Denise Hyland and Diane Bruno, devoted grandmother of John Hyland, Megan Hyland, Avery Armas and Emily Bruno and great-grandmother of Chase Hyland and Bennett Armas. Born in Manhattan, she earned a degree in fashion design from Pratt Institute and bachelors and masters degrees from Hunter College. She taught nearly 25 years as a NYC Public School teacher. Funeral services have been entrusted to Fairchild Sons, Garden City. Memorial contributions may be sent to Kosciuszko Foundation Restoration Fund, 15 East 65th St., NYC, NY 10065.
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Published in The New York Times on Jan. 29, 2015
MORRIS, HELEN  
MORRIS--Helen J., died on January 26, 2015 of natural causes. Although slowed by age and officially retired, Helen continued to look after New York's least fortunate through the Ladies of Charity at the Cardinal Cooke Center. Helen was part of a large, loud, and loving clan and is considered by her surviving ten nephews and eight nieces as the original Auntie Mame. Friends may call at Andrett Funeral Home, 353 Second Avenue, NYC (between 20th and 21st Streets) Friday 2pm 5pm and 7pm 9pm. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday 10am at Epiphany Church (22nd St. and 2nd Ave.)
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Published in The New York Times on Jan. 29, 2015
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