2015-01-08 / Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

Kyle Frederick Brady, 28, of Fall River and Newport, passed away tragically on Jan. 1, 2015. He was the son of Frederick William Brady and Allan and Dawn (Getchell) Arruda, all of Fall River. He also leaves behind a daughter, Addisyn Brady. He was a barber at Shannon’s on Broadway.

John Caswell, 92, of Newport, passed away Jan. 5, 2015 at home. He was the husband of Patricia Heath Caswell and the late Agnes Bernhardt. He also leaves behind his two sons, John and James, their wives, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He was principal at the Callendar, Mumford, and Sullivan schools in Newport and coached baseball for Rogers High School for many years. A Christian funeral service and interment will be private. A reception in honor of his life will be held at the Elks on Bellevue Avenue on Friday, Jan. 9, at 1 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to the Robert Potter Animal Shelter.

Nancy Pierson Corkery, 82, of Newport, passed away Jan. 4, 2015 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Chris Corkery. She leaves behind four children and ten grandchildren. A memorial service and reception will be Friday, Jan. 9, at 3:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Church. Donations in her memory may be made to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center.

Carol Jane (Cornell) Roberts Flohr, 78, of Newport, passed away Jan. 3, 2015 at John Clarke Health Care Center, Middletown. She was the wife of the late Ray B. Roberts and William J. Flohr. She leaves behind her son Christopher Roberts and his wife of Newport and her two granddaughters. Services will be private. Donations in her memory may be made to Angiosarcoma Awareness, P.O. Box 17421, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33318.

Elaine M. (Barter) Hunt, 72, of Newport, passed away Jan. 1, 2015 at the Grand Islander Center. She was the wife of Donald Hunt. She also leaves behind her children Barbara and David Blake, and a grandson. Services were private. Donations in her memory may be made to Gentiva Hospice, 2374 Post Rd., Suite 206, Warwick, RI 02886.

Charles A. Lyon Jr., 65, of Newport, passed away Jan. 5, 2015 at Newport Hospital. A graveside service will be on Friday, Jan. 9, at 11 a.m. at the St. Columba Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to Newport Hospital Foundation Cancer Research Fund, 11 Friendship St., Newport RI 02840.

Viking Family Says Farewell

Hundreds of members of the Viking community turned out Tuesday afternoon to mourn the passing of Rogers High School sophomore Will Foreman, who collapsed Dec. 30 during basketball practice. The memorial service, held at Memorial Funeral Home on Jan. 6, included remarks by basketball coach Mike Newsome, School Committee Chair Jo Eva Gaines, and several members of the clergy. Friends and family members offered remembrances and tributes to the young sports enthusiast, who will be buried in Virginia, wearing his favorite football jersey.

Vernon H. Mark, MD, 89, of Newport, passed away Dec. 31, 2014 at the Newport Hospital after a short illness. He leaves behind his wife Alexandra Mark, four children and 11 grandchildren. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force. He was a retired Chief of the Neurosurgical Service and Honorary Physician at Boston City Hospital.

Paul R. Seddon, 61, of Portsmouth, passed away Jan. 3, 2015 surrounded by family at Mass. General Hospital in Boston. He was the husband of Carrie (Oldroyd) Seddon. He also leaves behind his former spouse, Debra Seddon and three daughters. Donations in his memory may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, RI Chapter, 2348 Post Road, Suite 202, Warwick, RI 02886.

Harry L. Walker Jr., 83, of Middletown, passed away Jan. 2, 2015 at the Providence VA Medical Center. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in Korea. He leaves behind his partner Kathie Semenchuk and his children, Harry L. Walker III and Liz Rosenthal, and four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Donations in his memory may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Russell Wendt, 96, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 28, 2014 at the Rhode Island Veterans Home, Bristol. He was the husband of the late Dorothy (Charwinsky) Wendt. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served during World War II. He was a “plank owner” of the Officer Candidate School at Naval Station Newport. He leaves behind his son Kenneth Wendt of Middletown, his daughter Lorraine Papineau of Tiverton, eight grandchildren, 18 greatgrandchildren and three greatgreat– grandchildren. Funeral services were private. Donations in his memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans National Headquarters, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

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