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Falk, Ethel Marie

Ethel Marie Falk, 83, of Martinsburg, passed away on Sunday March 1, 2015 at her home.

Born on February 18, 1932, in Irene, South Dakota, she was the daughter of the late Harold Hartmann and Anna Nielsen Hartmann.
She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

She is survived by three sons, Eric Falk of Martinsburg, Mark Falk of Pennsylvania, LTC, Michael Falk and wife Karlene of Connecticut; two daughters, Karen Vitek and husband Victor of New York, Vanessa Nowak and husband Daniel of Connecticut; 10 grandchildren; one brother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene H. Falk and a half-sister.

A memorial service will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ronald Kreiensieck officiating. Interment will be with her husband at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Stained-glass Fund, 439 East Norvell Bryant Hwy., Hernado, FL 34442 or to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 101 West Martin St., Martinsburg, WV 25401. Online condolences may be offered at www.BrownFuneralHomesWV.com.

Gilbert, Eva Louise (Edwards)

Eva Louise (Edwards) Gilbert, age 60 of North Platte, Nebraska, peacefully passed away at her home on February 25, 2015.

Eva was born on March 7, 1954 in Joliet, Illinois to Richard and Romona (Rowe) Edwards. She spent her early years in Baton Rouge, Louisiana before her family moved to Cheshire, where she graduated from high school in 1972. She married Michael Gilbert on July 5, 1980 in Salt Lake City, Utah and the couple lived there until moving to North Platte in 1998. In North Platte, Eva worked at Walmart before retiring in 2009. She was an avid gardener, as was evident in her beautiful yard, and even participated in the State Master Gardener program. She was an open, honest and genuine person with a fervent thirst for knowledge. She was dedicated to natural healing and raising awareness about the consequences of genetically modified organisms. She loved music of all kinds, playing the piano and singing her favorite hymns. She enjoyed traveling and cooking. She was a devout Christian who was eager to share her faith with others. Although she was a private person, she was devoted to making the lives of the people around her easier and more fulfilling. She was selfless, hardworking, and loved being a wife, mother, and grandmother. Eva was considered the cornerstone of the family she loved so dearly.

Eva is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 34 years, Michael Gilbert of North Platte; children Michelle (Michael) Foulger of Salt Lake City, Utah, Matthew (Wendy) Gilbert of North Platte, Edward Gilbert of North Platte, Elizabeth (John) Brown of Kearney, Melissa (Lathen McGowen) Gilbert of Omaha; her mother Romona (Alan) Craig of Lake Worth, Fla.; siblings Susan Gleason of Toms River, N.J., Charles (Lisa) Edwards of Horseheads, N.Y., Ellen (Steven) Tryniszewski of Naugatuck, Conn.; 11 grandchildren; and her beloved dog Maggie; as well as numerous extended family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, and her father, Richard Edwards.

Memorials are suggested in her name and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com. Cremation was chosen and a memorial service was held at 2 p.m.on Tuesday March 3, 2015 at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home with Pastor Jon Stone officiating. Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.

Henn, Lawrence W.

Lawrence W. Henn, 75, a longtime resident of Cheshire, passed away on Feb. 24, 2015 at home.

He was the son of the late Spencer and Harriet Henn. He spent over 30 years as a maintenance employee for The State of CT, as well as projectionist for Southington Drive-In. He served in the U.S. Army as a sharpshooter.

He is survived by three sisters, Louva Calhoun and husband David of Bethany, Betsy Curtis and husband Charles of Eugene, Ore., and Deborah Floyd and husband Alfred of Killingworth, as well as three children, Donna Swift and Jason of Plainville, Scott Henn and Tina of Bristol, and Cindi Ward and Chris of Bristol. He leaves his grandchildren, Morgan Henn, Autumn Swift, Joshua Pellerin, Ashlyn Swift, Andrew Pellerin, Logan Ward, Makenna Henn, and Kaelyn Ward, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, David Henn.

Services will be held on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 North Main St., Southington. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. Donations may be made in his memory to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KA, 66675 or Disabled American Veterans, 191 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT 06010. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.dellavecchiafh.com.

Robinson, Shelly C.

Shelly C. Robinson, 54, formerly of Cheshire, died on Sunday, February 22, 2015.

Born in Buffalo, N.Y. on September 21, 1960, she was the daughter of the late Norman G. and Ruthanne Robinson. She was a veteran of U.S. Air Force Reserves and was an LPN. She was a parishioner of St. Bridget Church, Cheshire, Conn.

She is survived by the father of her three children, Dwayne Howie; her sons, Justin E. Robinson-Howie of San Diego and Nicholas G. Robinson-Howie of Meriden, and Kelley A. Robinson-Howie of Meriden. She is also survived by two sisters, Laurie C. Robinson of Phoenix and Christine A. Robinson of Meriden.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at St. Bridget Church. The John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Shelley’s memory may be made to the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist, 405 Allen Ave., Meriden, CT 06451. For online condolences, please visit www.jferryfh.com.

Savage, John J., Jr.

John J. Savage, Jr., of Weymouth, Mass., died on February 27 after a long illness

John worked for Price Waterhouse in Boston, State Mutual Insurance Company of America (Worcester office), Bausch & Lomb in Rochester, N.Y. and Insilco Corp. in Meriden, Conn.

Predeceased by a nephew, Dudley Savage, John is survived by his wife, Gail, of Weymouth; his brother, Thomas L. Savage, of Weymouth; and his sister-in-law, Judy Savage, of Osterville; also his children, James Savage and wife Sarah of Rozet, Wyo., Mary Savage-Dunham and husband Jeffrey of Weymouth, Peter Savage and wife Sharlene, and Amy Savage-Patterson and husband Stanley of Rhinebeck, N.Y.; his beloved grandchildren, Sallyrose, Autumn, Luke and Ethan; his nephew, Thomas Savage of Osterville; and his grand-nephew, Thomas Savage of Dorchester, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Services are being held in Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Weymouth Lodge of Elks #2232 - PER Scholarship Fund, c/o Frank Barone, 1197 Washington St., P.O. Box 125, Weymouth, MA 02190-0005. See www.Keohane.com for online condolences or call (781) 335-0045.

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