HAZEL, Jeanne K. age 85, of Butler Twp., died peacefully at her home on Saturday, January 14th, 2023, surrounded by her family. She was born May 14th, 1937, in Dayton, Ohio to W. Eugene and Helen L. Baker. Jeanne was a 1955 graduate of Fairview High School, and 1959 graduate of Bowling Green State University. She married her college sweetheart Neil W. Hazel on June 21, 1959. Using her degree in Home Economics, Jeanne taught in Cincinnati, Franklin Monroe and Northmont Schools. She enjoyed bowling at Thunderbowl and playing bridge over the years with her friends. Jeanne was a member of Shiloh Church, Miami Valley Golf Club, and Ohio Eastern Star. She served numerous years on The Woman’s Board of Dayton Children’s Hospital, The Friends of Aullwood and Progressive Mothers Club. Jeanne’s passion for children allowed her to participate in several local literacy programs. She was a devoted, loving wife of 63 years to Neil W. Hazel; a wonderful Mom to Brenda J. (Rick) Snider of Butler Twp., Becky L. (Brad) Nischwitz of Clayton, William E. “Bill” (Tina) Hazel of Bradenton, FL; Grandma to Katie (Jon) Leavell, Abby (Brett) Robinson, Carly (Tyler) McConnell, Grant Hazel, Julia Hazel, Brooke (Michael) Louis and Blake Nischwitz; and the best Gigi to Cooper, Harrison, Graham, Elle, Parker, Jack, Cohen, Rosie, Owen and Hazel; sister to Joyce Dulaney of Phoenix, AZ, and several nieces, nephews, family and friends. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 18th, 2023, at Baker-Hazel and Snider Funeral Home, 5555 Philadelphia Dr at N. Main St., which her parents founded in 1941. Officiated by Reverend Jay McMillen. Interment Shiloh Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday, Jan. 17th from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. If desired, contributions in Jeanne's memory may be made to Dayton Children’s Hospital, Shriners Children’s Ohio or Friends of Aullwood. Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.bakerhazelsnider.com.
Obituary for Robert Allen Penberthy Bob died peacefully at Alta Bates Hospital after a prolonged illness. Bob was born in San Diego California to loving parents John A. and Leah R. Penberthy (deceased).
Bob worked at the Richmond Independent newspaper, the Oakland Tribune as a District Advisor, until closure, and later worked at Hertz Rental Car until Retirement.
Bob loved his family, friends, and also loved old cars, especially his Valiant. Bob is survived by his Domestic Partner Susan Davis, his brother John Penberthy (spouse Susan Brahan, nieces Megan and Mollie), ex-wife Nedra Kohlberg and his daughter Renee Schultz (spouse Mike; Grandchildren: Vanessa Kendrick and spouse James; Sabrina Gullotto. Great granddaughter, Alani Kendrick) and son Jeffery Penberthy (spouse Rachel Penberthy; Grandchildren: Andrew Penberthy (deceased), Chloe Penberthy).
There will be a viewing and grave site service on Tuesday July 25. The viewing will be from 9 to 11 AM, and the grave site service will be at 11 AM. A reception is planned.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift may be sent to Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor, 241 Boxelder Drive, Aiken, SC 29803. The non-profit work of Diann Shaddox for ET can be found on her web pageDiannShaddoxFoundation.org
For more information go to: http://www.sunsetviewcemetery.com/obituaries/Robert-Penberthy/#!/Obituary
JUL 25. 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunset View Mortuary
Colusa and Fairmount Avenues
El Cerrito, CA, US
Sunset View Cemetery Association
101 Colusa Avenue
El Cerrito, CA, 94530
Barbara Jean (Burnham) Richards (nee Parks) found peace at AngelsGrace Hospice Saturday, December 3rd, at the age of 87 with her daughter at her side. She was so touched by the special visits from many dear family and friends, and especially a week with her son and daughter-in-law during her final journey at AngelsGrace. Barbara was born on September 22, 1929 in Dayton Ohio. She was a longtime resident of Dayton and graduated from Fairmont High in Kettering OH. Barbara's extreme talent as a musician, pianist, organist and vocal coach began at a young age and she received her BA in Piano Performance from the University of Illinois in Urbana, IL in 1951. She continued a long career of accompanying and coaching with many notable singers and musicians from across the country, at Carroll College, UWM and the Conservatory of Music and with numerous Theater groups throughout the Milwaukee area. She also taught piano at Carroll and was a key player in the growth of the children's theater group - Par-Cay players, collaborating with Conne Smith directing and writing music for many shows. Numerous congregations in Waukesha and Milwaukee were blessed by her gift of music as their organist with her "home" being Community United Methodist Church of Elmgrove WI, on and off for 30 years. She also played for Temple Emanuel in Milwaukee. Barb always claimed to be an ecumenical as she was exposed to so many faiths and respected them all as she was a deeply spiritual woman. In 1975 - Barbara returned to school to receive her Masters of Music in Vocal Performance and Accompaniment. She studied with John Wustman, who was the accompanist for Lucianno Pavarotti, at the University of Illinois and received her degree in one year, 25 years after receiving her Bachelors, in May 1976. It was a very proud moment for all. On July 10, 1982 They moved from Kenosha WI to Hot Springs AR in the late 90s and made many wonderful memories and friends there. Barbara continued to be very active in the music world, working with the Hot Springs Music Festival, numerous students and singers including talented Diane Kesling. Barbara was so creative in many ways and her knitting, crochet and cross stich works have graced many of our lives and homes. She loved watching all kinds of sports, especially football, was a wicked crossword fanatic and deadly Cribbage, Bridge and Scrabble player. Barbara also had a great love of nature, watching her birds and critters and so enjoyed the beauty of Garvin Gardens in Hot Springs AR. In later life she became afflicted with Essential Tremor and Parkinson's disease as well as two bouts of mouth cancer. These multiple health issues and the death of her beloved husband required a move back to Wisconsin in May of 2015 to Kirkland Crossings in Pewaukee to be closer to her daughter and monitored health care. But despite her challenges, she continued to share her craft, coaching with young performers, playing for Memory Care and working with Lisa, their dear chaplain on their "Hymn Sings" with the residents. She was known as the "Piano Lady" for most of the latter years of her life. Her wonderful kindness, compassion, positive attitude despite many odds, strength, bright spirit, infectious wit and sense of humor, smile and beautiful music will remain in our hearts forever. We will miss her wonderful stories and jokes for a long time to come. No one could have asked for a more fun, wise, loving and warm Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and friend. She was so influential in the lives and positive molding of her children and grandchildren. The family wants to thank all for their kind words, cards, letters, e-mails and interactions with Barbara. You touched her heart and the family very deeply. The family would also like to express tremendous thanks and appreciation to all the caregivers and staff at Kirkland Crossings, OMH, Shorehaven and especially at AngelsGrace for their compassion, assistance, guidance and love in helping Barbara complete her long journey home. She is playing for choirs of angels now and with her Bubba again.
A tribute to my son Rick who died of a cancerous stage-four brain tumor May 20, 2014.
I want to say an immense thank you to all my family and friends. The outpouring of support, prayers and love my family has received during this difficult time has been a blessing. My son’s life was ended way to quick and the question of why will never be answered. I learned when I was very young that trying to find the answer of why a tragedy happens is a waste of precious time. I taught my son to live his life to the fullest and he lived more in his short life than many people live in a lifetime. I believe we all have a purpose in life.
My son touched so many people lives giving them smiles from his laughter, a strong shoulder to lean on, and he left them with joy and a drive to continue and never give up no matter what life throws at you. My son won’t ever be gone since his memory will live in my heart forever. Being a writer I will keep his stories alive to tell his children and anyone who will listen. Stories that will make you laugh, cry, and bring out the love deep inside of you.
There is a simple message I want to leave with everyone, smile more often, let the little things in life that bother you disappear, live each day of your life to the fullest, and tell your loved ones how much you love them. I don’t have the magic button to take the sorrow and pain away, but my life will continue on, whether it is for one more day, month, or many, many years, and I will always remember my sweet baby boy.