Our Obituaries

John Prodomas Bistis

August 15, 1931 - May 26, 2017

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Ann Bernadine Kuhlman

January 29, 1940 - May 21, 2017

Ann Bernadine Kuhlman, 77, of Apex passed away at her residence May 21, 2017. She was born January 29, 1940 in Columbia, Missouri a daughter of the late Arthur and Agnes (Heisler) Richardson. She is survived by her husband of 56 years. Ronald Kuhlman, her children: Rhonda McKay and her husband Tom of Cary, Michael R. Kuhlman and his wife Beth of Raleigh, and Timothy G. Kuhlman and his wife...
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Henry Alfred Brown

November 25, 1939 - May 20, 2017

On Saturday, May 20, 2017, Henry Alfred Brown of Apex passed into eternal life. He was the oldest son of Henry Samuel Brown and Annie Carmen Keith Brown. Mr. Brown was raised in Apex, earned a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from N.C. State University, and spent his career in radar research at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. In 1963, he married Nancy Sue Maynard...
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Janet Marie Altznauer

January 12, 1932 - May 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Richard Carl Albrecht

March 15, 1933 - May 14, 2017

Richard Carl Albrecht, 84, passed away on May 14, 2017. He was born in Saginaw, Michigan on March 15, 1933 to Carl and Maudie Albrecht. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Madelyn. He is survived by Donna, his wife of almost 65 years, two sons, Thomas (Sharon) and Scott (Jennifer) and four grandchildren, Travis, Hayley, Wesley and Samantha. He is also survived by his sisters,...
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Boris Anthony Chernick

July 13, 1953 - May 13, 2017

Boris Anthony Chernick, 63, of Apex, formerly of West Haven, Connecticut, passed away after a brief bout with cancer, on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Boris was born on July 13, 1953 in New Haven, CT to Anthony and Anastasia Ragoza Chernick. The eldest of two children, Boris showed his brilliance early, graduating 15th in a class of over 400 at West Haven High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy...
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Richard Wray Council

October 29, 1969 - May 12, 2017

Richard Wray Council, 47, of Cary, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Council Creek Farm in Green Level.A devoted son, husband and father Richard is survived by his mother, Sarah Bryson Council, his wife Delecia Kantz Council and his sons, Brody and Tanner Council. Richard enjoyed many memorable days on the farm with his boys teaching them to care for all God's creatures and...
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Nancy Louise LaFrankie

January 9, 1932 - May 12, 2017

Nancy Louise LaFrankie, 85, of Apex, formerly of Elizabeth, PA, Moorestown, NJ and Williamsburg, VA, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family after a long, beautiful life, on Friday, May 12, 2017.Nancy was born January 9, 1932 in Elizabeth, PA to her loving parents, Clarence Vincent and Regina McClure Wiegel. She was the loving wife to her husband of 55 years, James Vincent...
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Jose Vicente Mazariegos Garcia

May 22, 1940 - May 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Elsie Ball Mann

May 19, 1929 - May 8, 2017

Elsie Ball Mann, 87, of Apex, went to be with her Lord on Monday, May 8, 2017.Elsie was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 58 years, Henry Atkins Mann; her mother, Berta Cress; father and step-mother, Dewey and Elizabeth Pennington Ball; her son, Phillip Lindsay Mann; and her grandson, Kevin Barry Mann.She is survived by her loving children, Glenn (Glenda), Sara Jane Mann (Jack), and...
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Emilia Maria Ernest

March 20, 1923 - May 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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James Joseph Ferguson

January 21, 1936 - April 30, 2017

James Joseph Ferguson, 81, of Cary, formerly of Huntington Station, NY, died Sunday, April 30, 2017 at his home in Cary. James was born January 21, 1936 in Glen Cove, New York to James Alexander and Isabella Dowling Ferguson. He was a teamster, Local 282 New York. James was best known as "Fergie" to his friends, "Honey" to his beloved wife, and "Papa" to his adoring...
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William Arthur Gartland

January 26, 1934 - April 30, 2017

William Arthur Gartland, more fondly called Bill, 83, rejoined his heavenly father on Sunday, April 29, 2017, following a sudden stroke the day before. He departs with the unwavering love of: his wife of 36 years, Maria Molnar Gartland; his older brother, Robert Joseph Gartland; his beloved sons, Richard Charles Gartland and Christopher Anthony Dawson; his cherished daughters, Jeanne Gartland...
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Verona Collins Russell

March 30, 1920 - April 24, 2017

Verona "Peggy" Collins Russell, 97, of Cary, passed away on April 24, 2017 at Pruitt Health in Raleigh after suffering a broken hip. She was the daughter of Alexander and Harriet Collins. She was a graduate of Green Hope School and an employee of Westinghouse Electric Corp. from 1954 until 1980. She is preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, Melvin "Runt" and four...
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Leonardo Vicente Martinez

October 18, 1968 - April 23, 2017

Leonardo Vicente Martinez, 48, of Apex, formerly of Miami, FL, passed away, Sunday, April 23, 2017 in Kitty Hawk, NC. Leo was born October 18, 1968 in Englewood, NJ. He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Andressa Oenning Martinez; sons, Nicholas and Felipe Oenning Martinez; parents, Ramon V. Martinez and Francisca Ruiz; brothers, Pedro R. Martinez (Ana Maggie) and Miguel A. Martinez (Jessica)...
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Victor Martinez

March 10, 1925 - April 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Rose P. Santitoro

September 4, 1930 - April 17, 2017

Rose P. Santitoro, 86, of Apex, NC, formerly of Trenton, NJ, died Monday, April 17, 2017 at her home in Apex. Rose was born September 4, 1930, in Trenton, NJ to the late Salvatore and Giovannina DiPasquale. She was a member of Saint Andrew Catholic Church in Apex, NC. Rose was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who passionately loved her family. She loved to cook, and stayed...
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George Nicholas Betbeder

November 21, 1944 - April 13, 2017

George Nicholas Betbeder, 72, of Holly Springs, formerly of Krugersdorp, South Africa, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, April 13, 2017.He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Constance "Connie" Betbeder; his children, Megan Wood, Nicky Hupertz and Darren Betbeder; their spouses, Anthony Wood, Rob Hupertz and...
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Anne Alice Marie Mitchell

February 20, 1963 - April 8, 2017

Anne Alice Marie Mitchell, 54, of Apex, passed away peacefully, comfortably, and surrounded by family and friends on Saturday, April 8, 2017.Anne was born February 20, 1963, one of 2 children, in Quebec, Canada to Diane Paquette and to the late Ronald Rochon. She always had a superior open heart with amazing strength and desire that shows within not only who she was as a person but also in the...
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Linda O. Harper

April 11, 1945 - April 8, 2017

Linda Faye O'Briant Harper, 71, of Cary, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Linda was born April 11, 1945, in Durham, NC. She graduated from Durham High School and a member in the Civil Air Patrol during the late 1950s. She was awarded a full scholarship to attend the United States Air Force Academy at the age of 16. After seeing a plane with her fellow...
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Anna Marie Bradley

May 28, 1931 - March 31, 2017

Anna (Ann) Marie Bradley, 85, formerly of Raleigh, NC and Red Hook, NY, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017, after a time of declining health.Ann was born May, 28, 1931, in Altoona, PA, the only daughter of Madeline and Ralph Stoltz. She married the love of her life, high school sweetheart Mark E. Bradley on June 7, 1951. Ann and Mark moved to Red Hook, NY in 1958, raised their four sons, and...
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James Howard Van Cleave

February 19, 1943 - March 30, 2017

After an extended battle with several illnesses, Mr. Van Cleave will finally rest in peace with God. He is predeceased by his parents, James N. Van Cleave and Evelyn J. Van Cleave. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Ann; son, James H. Van Cleave Jr. (Debbie); daughters, Leann Carroll and Leah Orr (Shane); grandchildren, James III, Corey, Cody, Dakota, James, Justin, Alexis, Ashley,...
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Richard Raymond Benson

March 30, 1953 - March 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Leon Norman Salter

March 29, 1965 - March 26, 2017

Leon "Lee" Norman Salter, Jr., 51, of Apex, passed peacefully into glory, Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Duke University Hospital in Durham. Lee was born in Wilson County, NC on March 29, 1965. He was a graduate of East Carteret High School class of 1989 and East Carolina University. He was employed as a registered nurse at the Governor Morehead School for the Blind, where he was the head...
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Benjamin Glatt

January 27, 1926 - March 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Lucille Sicina

August 25, 1922 - March 25, 2017

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Doris Davis Giles

November 3, 1927 - March 22, 2017

Doris Davis Giles, 89, passed away peacefully, after a long, beautiful life, on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Doris was born November 3, 1927 at her family's farm in Morrisville, NC to Sidney Wendell Davis and Dora Butts Davis. She and her husband, Lawrence Wendell Giles raised their family in Farmers Branch, Texas. She was active in her community, church and president of the Farmers Branch...
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Florine Green Goodwin

October 4, 1926 - March 22, 2017

Florine Green Goodwin, 90, of Apex, passed away, Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Rex Nursing and Care Center of Apex. Florine was born October 4, 1926 to the late Floyd and Floy House Green. She was employed in the accounting department UNC Chapel Hill Press retiring with over 30 years of service. Florine was a member of Olive Chapel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn...
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Ida Frances Cotten Robertson

January 26, 1925 - March 19, 2017

Ida "Frances" Cotten Robertson, 92, of Morrisville, passed away after a long, beautiful life on Sunday, March 19, 2017.Frances was born January 26, 1925, in Morrisville, NC to the late Exie Lee and Julia Wicker Cotten. She spent her entire life living in Morrisville. She was married to her husband of 59 years, Johnnie H. Robertson and together they raised four children. She was a homemaker and...
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Kim Serchen Serchen-Ritchey

July 6, 1956 - March 17, 2017

Kim Serchen-RitcheyFound eternal peace March 17th, 2017, age 60. Beloved wife of Brian. Cherished daughter to Bill and Ginny. Sister to Mike (Mary Lou), Luann (Randy) Dibb, Jim (Marie), Jill (Steve) Douglas, Jeff (Kelli). Step-mother to Chad (Jenny) and Gina (Bill). Momo to Xander and Alyshia (Dave) and family. And loving aunt to many. Also loved by other relatives and friends. Will be greatly...
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Travis Sterling Volpe

March 30, 1986 - March 17, 2017

Travis Sterling Volpe, 30, of Holly Springs, formerly of Cary, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017.Travis was born March 30, 1986, to Robert W. and Tiffin Lichfield Volpe in Provo, Utah on an Easter Sunday. He lived in Connecticut until the age of 6, and spent the rest of his childhood in Cary, NC. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout with Boy Scout Troop 31. He served an LDS Mission to Winnipeg,...
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Emily Ann Lanni

March 8, 2004 - March 16, 2017

Emily Ann Lanni, 13, of Holly Springs, left this world all too soon on Thursday, March 16, 2017 after a short yet beautiful life.Emily was born March 8, 2004 to Frank and Christina Lanni. As the youngest of four children Emily attended Holly Springs Elementary and Holly Ridge Middle School. She loved dancing, tumbling, spending time with friends and doing her make-up.She is remembered by her...
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Kyu Nam Pang

January 13, 1927 - March 15, 2017

Former Cary resident Kyu Nam Pang, 90, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at her daughter, Mimi Lamb's, residence in Cornelius, NC.Born in Ulchin, South Korea on January 13, 1927, she was a devoted mother and raised a family of six daughters and two sons. She was the mainstay of the family. During the Korean War, she was forced to flee to a mountain hideout with two young children while her...
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Jacquline Fay Tingen

June 15, 1936 - March 15, 2017

Jacquline Holmes Tingen passed away peacefully after a long illness. She was born in Sanford and lived most of her life in Apex. She is predeceased by her parents, Connie and Mozelle Holmes of Apex and son Tracy Wilkerson. She is survived by her husband Eugene Tingen of Apex, daughters Cecelia Pesicek (Dale), and Donna Johnson of Cary, sons Guy Wilkerson (Fritzi) of Pittsboro and Lee Myers of...
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Kenneth Hollie Barker

April 5, 1943 - March 12, 2017

Kenneth Hollie Barker, 73, of New Hill, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, March 12, 2017.A gentle and nurturing man committed to his family, community, and church, Kenneth was a friend who was always willing to lift a hammer, a child, or a spirit.Kenneth was born in New Hill on April 5, 1943, one of two children born to the late John Hollie and Vila Belle Melton Barker. Kenneth's sister,...
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Randall Scott Miller

July 5, 1980 - March 11, 2017

Randall "Randy Scott" Miller, 36, of Apex, passed away, Saturday, March 11, 2017 at his home in Apex, NC.Randy Scott was born July 5, 1980 in Highland, NY. He was a graduate of Apex High School class of 1999 and was employed with Hendrick Buick GMC Cadillac of Cary. Randy loved performance cars, fishing, animals and enjoyed life to the fullest with his many friends and family. Randy...
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Nadadur Vedantham

June 2, 1930 - March 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Bruce C. Jordan

September 14, 1936 - March 8, 2017

Bruce C. Jordan, 80, of Cary, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017 following a plane crash in Apex, NC.Bruce was born September 14, 1936 in Henderson, NC to the late Bruce and Natalie Seaman Jordan. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and was employed with the EPA for over 25 years. Bruce had a passion for flying and built several small airplanes. Bruce was a faithful servant and member of Salem...
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John Edwin MacNaughton

January 1, 1925 - March 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Jerry Duane Howell

May 19, 1945 - March 5, 2017

Jerry Duane Howell, 71, of Fuquay-Varina, NC, passed away, Sunday, March 5, 2017 at his home. Jerry was born May 19, 1945 in Norfolk, VA to the late Bethel and Bertha Green Howell. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and was a business owner specializing in furniture upholstery.He was preceded in death by his sisters, Sue Howell Hancock and Sylvia Howell Womack.Jerry is survived by his wife of...
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Donald Frederick Lemaire

October 13, 1953 - March 4, 2017

Donald "Don" Frederick Lemaire, 63, of Apex, formerly of Lewistown, PA, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017 after a brief and unexpected battle with cancer.He was born to the late Donald J. and Joyce M. Kauffman Lemaire on October 13, 1953 in Red Bank, NJ. Don graduated from Penn Highlands High School in 1971. After serving in the Air Force, he studied at Penn State and later became...
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Gene Paul Kuechler

June 9, 1928 - March 3, 2017

Gene Paul Kuechler passed away peacefully early morning in Apex, North Carolina on March 3, 2017. Gene was born in St. Louis, Missouri June 9, 1928. His parents were Emil Kuechler and Pauline Michler Kuechler. He was preceded in death by his siblings Neoma Kuechler, Emil Kuechler, and Alvin Kuechler. He was also preceded in death by his infant daughter Paula Kuechler. Gene is survived by his...
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Mary W. Wolfe

December 11, 1959 - March 2, 2017

Mary Susan Wolfe Perez, 57, died Thursday morning, March 2, 2017 at Alamance Healthcare Center.She was born December 11, 1959 in Chatham County, NC. She was the daughter of her late parents, Arthur and Louise Wolfe. In addition to her parents, Susan was preceded in death by three of her sisters, Jane, Brenda and Joyce, her brother, Thelbert. Surviving, she has three sisters, Pat Truelove, Peggy...
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Kenneth Richard Lund

January 26, 1936 - February 28, 2017

After living a full life, Kenneth Richard Lund, 81, died peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday morning, February 28, 2017. He was a resident of Apex, N.C., at the time of his passing. Kenneth was born to the late Ruth (Marston) and Gustave Lund in Bedford, N.H., and graduated from Manchester West High School in 1954. He completed a two-year automotive course at the New Hampshire Technical Institute...
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Margaret Joan Smith Mall

May 31, 1935 - February 27, 2017

Margaret Mall, resident of Cambridge Village of Apex since 2013, passed away in her sleep on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 12:15 in the afternoon at Wake Med Hospital of Cary after an extended illness due to complications from a fall. She is survived by older sister Donna Jean, sons and their wives Douglas (Carrie) and Jacob (Kristy), and five grandchildren (Cassandra (Zak), David, Nathaniel,...
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Debra Lee Mertes Whitehurst

November 18, 1959 - February 27, 2017

Debra Lee Mertes Whitehurst, 57, of Raleigh formerly of Coral Springs, FL, passed away, Monday, February 27, 2017 at WakeMed Raleigh Hospital. Debra was born November 18, 1959 in Kingston, NY to the late John and Nilda Colon Mertes. She was a graduate of Kingston High School and worked as a bookkeeper for over 20 years. Debra was also owner of Nortex Electric Services Inc. She loved animals...
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Joan Marie Monahan

April 16, 1925 - February 24, 2017

Joan Marie Delaney Monahan, 91, of Apex, formerly of Poughkeepsie, NY and Miami, FL, went to meet our Lord Friday, February 24, 2017 at her home in Apex. Joan was born April 16, 1925 in Poughkeepsie, NY to the late Lawrence and Josephine Heideman Delaney. She was a graduate of Dutchess County Community College in Poughkeepsie, NY. Joan was employed with AT&T retiring with over 31 years of...
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Helen Mae Weaver Markham

October 2, 1934 - February 22, 2017

Helen Mae Weaver Markham, 82, of Apex, passed away, Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Transitions Lifecare Hospice in Raleigh. Helen was born October 2, 1934 in Wake County, NC to the late Charlie and Hattie Adams Weaver. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse J. Markham; two sisters and six brothers. Helen is survived by her daughters, Cathy Bailey (Durwood), Jessie Brown (Billy) and...
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Nathan Caddy

June 3, 1943 - February 21, 2017

Nathan Vernon Caddy Jr., 73, of Cary, formerly of Elizabeth City NC passed away after a life of service to both his country and the state of North Carolina. He passed away peacefully surrounded by family. Nathan was married to Margaret Roberta Caddy for 48 years. He was a dedicated family man and provider. he was a man that any son or daughter would be proud to call "father". When it...
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Mary Elizabeth Rabenius

July 3, 1929 - February 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Cheryle Dane Christian Holland

October 11, 1943 - February 20, 2017

Mrs. Cheryle Dane Christian Holland, 73 a resident of the Brian Center passed away Monday, February 20, 2017. She was born October 11, 1943 in Durham County, NC daughter of the late Robert Leon Christian and Mary Rose Jones Christian. Mrs. Holland owned and operated a commercial cleaning business for many years. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister Judi Price, and a...
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Dolores Ann Stach

July 26, 1955 - February 19, 2017

Dolores Ann Stach, 61, of Willow Spring, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 19, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Dolores was born July 26, 1955 in Elizabeth, New Jersey to George and Carmela Consiglio Rusciano. One of three children, she loved all animals, children, everything Disney, the British Royal Family, NASCAR, and true crime dramas. Dolores is survived by her loving husband...
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John Edward Yarborough

October 7, 1955 - February 18, 2017

John Edward Yarborough II, 61, of Apex, formerly of Greenfield, MA, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017. John wanted it known that he died as a result of being stubborn, refusing to follow doctors' orders and raising hell for more than six decades. He enjoyed the Boston Red Sox 2007 World Series win, long days of fishing and time well spent with his beloved family and friends. John was born...
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LeRoy Robert Ward

November 8, 1940 - February 17, 2017

LeRoy (Lee) Ward, 75, returned to The Lord Friday, February 17, 2017, following courageous battles with heart disease and cancer. Lee was born November 8, 1940 in Suisun, CA, growing up there and later in the state of Washington. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert LeRoy and Beatrice LaDue Ward. Lee's remarkable career in the U.S. Navy spanned 25 years, from 1958 until 1982, where he...
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Morris Todd Purdy

November 20, 1967 - February 15, 2017

Morris "Todd" Purdy, 49, of Cary, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.Todd was born on November 20, 1967 to Peggy Lane Pruitt and Morris F. Purdy. Todd was brought into this world to be his older sister, Paige's, best friend. He always held a deep love for animals and children and they returned that affection. Todd had a lifelong gift to fix anything which served him in his work as a...
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Gennaro DiCostanzo

October 29, 1953 - February 15, 2017

Gennaro "Jerry" DiCostanzo, 63, of Apex, formerly of Staten Island, NY, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 after a lengthy illness.The oldest of three children, Jerry was born on October 29, 1953 in Staten Island, NY to Antoinette Conte and Anthony DiCostanzo. Jerry was a skilled carpenter who took great pride in his work. His children, grandchildren, and beloved pup held a...
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Clyde Morrison Cummings

December 21, 1946 - February 15, 2017

Clyde "Buddy" Morrison Cummings, Jr., died Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Transitions Lifecare Hospice in Raleigh. Buddy was born December 21, 1946 in Lee County, NC to the late Clyde Morrison Cummings Sr. and Maggie Love Cole Cummings. He was a graduate of Greenwood High School class of 1965 and served with the NC State Highway Patrol retiring in 1989 with over 20 years of service. ...
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Paul Joseph Nashawaty

November 8, 1938 - February 11, 2017

Paul Joseph Nashawaty, 78, of Cary, formerly of Boston, MA, died Saturday, February 11, 2017 at his home in Cary.Paul was born in Boston, MA on November 8, 1938 to the late Thomas and Mary Copponi Nashawaty. Paul was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Nashawaty.He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Nancy Ann Wisialko Nashawaty; son, Paul Nashawaty (Kelli); daughters, Jean Carr (Rand...
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Eleanor Merbler

April 5, 1934 - February 8, 2017

Eleanor Merbler (nee Hahn) formerly of Union, New Jersey and Perkasie, Pennsylvania, crossed over the river to be with her Lord on February 8, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert A. Merbler, mother of Lynne Pradke (Erwin) and Gayle Hosonitz (Michael), grandmother of Lauren Kallert (Steve), Kaitlin Presinzano (Martin), Jason Hosonitz (Kelly) and Jessica Gohn (Barak), great...
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Angela Clemencia Lopez

May 18, 1923 - February 4, 2017

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Susan Raht Lawrence

July 19, 1941 - February 2, 2017

Susan Raht Lawrence, 75, of Apex, NC formerly of Annandale, VA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 2, 2017. A native of Waukesha, WI Susan graduated from the University of Denver in 1963 and went on to get her Masters in Counseling from Virginia Tech. Susan was also selected to participate in an educational studies program at Yale University. As an Air force wife, Susan lived in...
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Lynda Ann Blackmon Barger

September 10, 1943 - January 30, 2017

Lynda Blackmon Barger, 73, of Cary, NC, passed away unexpectedly on January 30, 2017.The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Wake Memorial Park in Cary. Kathy Kirkpatrick of Massey's Chapel UMC will be officiating. Visitation will be held at 6pm - 8pm on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Apex Funeral Home.Lynda was born on September 10, 1943. She graduated from...
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Timothy John Kelaher

October 6, 1959 - January 25, 2017

Timothy John Kelaher (b. 1959) passed into eternal life on January 25, 2017, after nearly six decades helping and loving others. He will be missed by all the countless people whose lives he touched.Tim was born in Glen Ridge NJ, lived in nearby Belleville for a few years but spent most of his life in New Providence NJ. After graduating from New Providence High School, he earned an Associate's...
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Mildred Genevieve Bishop

December 3, 1923 - January 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Larry Allan Rickard

March 25, 1940 - January 25, 2017

Larry Allan Rickard, 76, of Apex, NC formerly of Jamestown, NY, and McKean, PA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.Larry was born on March 25, 1940 in Jamestown, the son of Walter and Rosalind Stewart Rickard.He was preceded in death by a brother Gerald Rickard, and a sister Shelia Massey. He was a 1958 graduate of Jamestown High School and served in the Air Force. He was an...
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Marian Virginia Maddox Oswald

March 31, 1926 - January 25, 2017

Marian Virginia Maddox Oswald, 90, of Apex, formerly of Winston-Salem, NC, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, after a long, beautiful life. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 51 years, Richard W. Oswald, and her two daughters, Nancy Oswald and Elizabeth "Betty" Smith, and son-in-law Douglas Smith. Marian is survived by her daughter, Virginia...
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Louis John DeOld

February 21, 1946 - January 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Edmund Elno Mastin

December 22, 1930 - January 21, 2017

Edmund "Ed" Elno Mastin, 86, passed peacefully to his Heavenly Home on January 21, 2017. Ed was born in Rochester, NY, on December 22, 1930 to the late Carlton W. and Effie Boyd Mastin. He leaves behind his loving wife Anne P. Mastin, 2 sons, David L. Mastin and wife Lisa, Mark J. Mastin and wife Susie, and grandson, Daniel McDonald, brother, William C. Mastin and wife Vickie of Nunda, NY;...
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Garrett Thomas Morrison

October 21, 1947 - January 20, 2017

Garrett Thomas Morrison, 69, of Cary, passed away, Friday, January 20, 2017 at his home in Cary, NC surrounded by his children and family. Garrett was born October 21, 1947 in Yonkers, NY to the late Edward and Florence Hvisc Morrison. He was a veteran of the US Navy and retiring as a police sergeant in Westchester County, NY with over 20 years of service. Garrett was a member of Saint Michael...
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Anthony Keenan Cozzolino

February 5, 1995 - January 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Marisa Ann LaSpaluto

January 27, 1995 - January 14, 2017

Marisa Ann LaSpaluto, passed on from her family and friends Saturday, January 14. Known to family as Sissy or Sister Bear all her life, even when it embarrassed her to be called such, she was given the nickname by her beloved Nana, Flora LaSpaluto, when she was born on January 27, 1995 as the younger sister of Nick. Close in age, Nicholas and Marisa never fought unless it was over who was looking...
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Joseph Benjamin Paolillo

November 15, 1937 - January 14, 2017

Joseph Benjamin Paolillo, 79, of Apex, formerly of Coconut Creek, Florida, died Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Transitions Lifecare Hospice in Raleigh. Joseph was born November 15, 1937 to the late Amedeo and Mattea Greco Paolillo. He was preceded in death by wife, Anna Theresa Randazzo Paolillo.Joseph is survived by his sons, Marco Paolillo and wife Cydne, and Anthony Paolillo; daughter, Joanne...
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Eva Marie Richard

May 27, 1919 - January 11, 2017

Eva M. (Pineau) Richard, 97, formerly of 12 South St., Ballston Spa, died January 11th, 2017 in Cary, NC, where she had lived with her daughter Ann and family for the past 5 years. Born in the French Canadian village of Acadieville, New Brunswick on May 27th, 1919, she had an independent streak and a spirit for adventure, ahead of her time. She lived in NYC, Lowell, MA, Goose Bay, Labrador,...
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Dorothy Louise Wilson Barnhill

November 8, 1933 - January 9, 2017

Dorothy Louise Wilson Barnhill, 83, of Carrboro, died Monday, January 9, 2016 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC. Dorothy was born November 8, 1933 in Wake County, NC to the late Heber Alvin Wilson and Louvenia Holland Wilson. She is survived by her daughter, Ellen Louise Griffith and husband, Fred; grandchildren, Mike Griffith and wife, Brooke, Caleb Griffith and wife, Catherine, Sarah Bristow...
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Gary Eugene Huskey

March 24, 1956 - January 8, 2017

Gary Eugene Huskey, 60, of Apex, passed away after a courageous fight with small cell lung cancer, Sunday, January 8, 2017 at WakeMed Cary Hospital. Gary was born March 24, 1956 in Haywood County, NC to William "Bill" Anderson Huskey and Louise Wright Huskey. He was a graduate of Pisgah High School class of 1974. He began his career in 1974 with Carolina Power and Light / Progress...
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Michale Thomas Jaimeyfield

February 18, 1962 - January 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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James Milton Meyer

March 26, 1941 - January 6, 2017

James (Jim) Milton Meyer of Cary, formerly of Winsted, CT passed away Friday January 6, 2017 peacefully surrounded by his family at the age of 75.Jim was born to parents Edward and Helen Meyer on March 26, 1941 in East Otto, NY. He was the middle of three children and graduated from Cattaraugus High School in 1959. Jim began his forty plus year career in the furniture manufacturing business at...
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Devin Arlo Seaverson

June 10, 1997 - January 5, 2017

Devin Arlo Seaverson, 19, of Fuquay-Varina, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 after living an eventful, but short life where his good heart touched many others, probably more than we know. He will live on within us and we will always cherish his vibrant and loving personality. Devin was born June 10, 1997 to Jason and Lori Seaverson. The oldest of 3 children, he was always a unique individual...
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Kathy White Qualls

May 14, 1949 - January 4, 2017

Kathy White Qualls, 67, went home to be with the Lord on January 4, 2017.Born May 14, 1949 in Norfolk, VA to the late Max White Sr. and Katherine White, Kathy was the youngest of three children. She grew up in Portsmouth, VA having graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1967 receiving the distinguished honor of homecoming queen during her senior year.She worked in the NC public school...
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Frances May Cameron

August 4, 1923 - January 1, 2017

Frances May Cameron, 93, of Raleigh, formerly of Newark, NJ, died Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Transitions Lifecare Hospice in Raleigh. Frances was born August 4, 1923 in Newark, NJ to the late May Svenson.She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Albert Earl Cameron, Sr. and her sister Eileen Warner.Frances is survived by her sons, Albert Earl Cameron, Jr. and Thomas Earl Cameron and...
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Constantine Louis Christie

December 3, 1931 - January 1, 2017

***WEATHER UPDATE: The Service Has Been Changed to Monday, January 9th at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friends following the service.Constantine "Gus" Louis Christie, 85, of Apex, formerly of Chicago, IL, died Sunday, January 1, 2017 at his home in Apex, NC. Gus was born December 3, 1931 in Chicago, IL to the late Louis Evangelos and Efemia Filios Christie. He was a Korean War...
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Preston D. Jones

January 24, 1925 - December 30, 2016

Preston D. Jones, 91, died Friday, December 30, 2016 at his home in Apex.Preston was born January 24, 1925 in Saratoga, NC to the late Henry and Daisy Bell Jones. He was a WWII veteran of the US Army. He spent many years in the monument business and retired from Stay Right Tank Co.Preston was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.He is survived by his wife of 69 years...
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Stewart Gulyes

February 29, 1988 - December 27, 2016

With a heavy heart we announce the passing of our beautiful 28 year old son Stewart Gulyes. Born leap year February 29, 1988 in Evanston Illinois, Stu passed away December 27, 2016 from a drug overdose. We will forever miss his easy going laugh and laid back personality. Stu battled hard against the disease of addiction and was drug free for the past three years. He really looked to have turned...
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Elizabeth Peters Nyman

October 4, 1930 - December 25, 2016

Elizabeth Peters Nyman, 86, of Fuquay-Varina, formerly of Clinton MD, passed away, Sunday, December 25, 2016 at Carillon Assisted Living of Fuquay-Varina. Elizabeth was born October 4, 1930 to the late John Earl and Clara Peters in Bluefield, West Virginia.She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years, Darwin "Bruce" Nyman. Elizabeth is survived by her daughter, Gail...
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Marie Ann Riguardi

February 22, 1927 - December 23, 2016

Marie Ann Riguardi, 89, died Friday morning in her home in Cary, NC.Born February 22, 1927 in Brooklyn NY to John and Josephine Busacca, Marie was one of four children. She was a long-time resident of Brooklyn, NY, but also took residence in Manhattan, St. Petersburg, FL, Toms River, NJ and most recently, Carolina Preserve, in Cary NC.Marie married Frank Riguardi in 1945.  Early in...
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Sammie O. Bell

June 17, 1924 - December 22, 2016

Sammie O. Bell, 92, of Cary, died Thursday, December 22, 2016 at his home in Cary. Sammie was born June 17, 1924 to the late William Preston Bell and Margaret Taylor Bell. He was a WWII veteran of the US Army and 70 year union member of Pipefitters Local 597. Sammie was an avid fisherman. He was a member of the Walnut Street Church of Christ in Cary where he served as deacon and handyman. He...
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Marilyn Elise Wisch

October 22, 1947 - December 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Freddie Gibson Tingen

October 24, 1931 - December 16, 2016

Freddie Gibson Tingen, 85, of Apex, died Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Rex Nursing and Care Center of Apex. Freddie was born October 24, 1931 in New Hill, NC to the late Herman and Elizabeth Yates Tingen. He was a US Navy veteran of the Korean War and was employed with Ferrell Grading Company for many years. Fred is survived by his daughter, Tammy Tingen; sons, Mike (Christine), Jim (Pam),...
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Charles Lee Cotten

February 25, 1936 - December 15, 2016

Charles Lee Cotten, Sr., 80, of Apex, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the VA Medical Center in Durham.He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Christine Sandlin Cotten. Charlie is survived by his sons, Charles Lee "C.L.", Jr. and David; two daughters, Wanda Cotten and Phyllis Rogers; and 11 grandchildren.The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm...
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Ora Lee Allshouse

February 4, 1924 - December 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Lanny Joseph Ilg

February 12, 1997 - December 12, 2016

A memorial service will be held in Ohio. Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Vera May Casey

May 26, 1923 - December 10, 2016

Vera May Klima Casey, 93, of Cary, died Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Heartfields Assisted Living in Cary. Vera was born May 26, 1923 in St. Louis, MO to the late Joseph and Vera Klima. She had a brother, Calvin Kilma; sister Carol Lindsay; and brother. Joe Kilma. She was a 1941 graduate of Cleveland High School.She was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, Glennon Michael Casey.Vera...
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Gene Paul Parrish

March 25, 1939 - December 7, 2016

Gene Paul Parrish, 77, of Apex, formerly of Durham, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucious and Edna Parrish.Gene is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Beverly Morgan Parrish; sons, Gene Jr. and Steve and wife, Pam; grandchildren, Jamie, April, Chase, and Lauren; brother-in-law, Jimmy Morgan of Raleigh; sister-in-law, Debra...
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William Michael George

May 22, 1943 - December 6, 2016

William Michael George, 73, of Holly Springs, formerly of Greensboro, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2016."Mike" is survived by his loving wife of over 23 years, Vilma George; his daughter, Hannah George; and other loving relatives.The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 am on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Apex Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am in the chapel....
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Janet Plass Portzer

August 28, 1951 - December 2, 2016

Janet Plass Portzer, 65, of Apex, formerly of Pleasant Valley, NY, died Friday, December 2, 2016 at her home in Apex, NC. Janet was born August 28, 1951 in Poughkeepsie, NY to Robert William Plass and the late Helen Palmer Plass. One of four, she grew up with her late brother Bob and her two younger sisters, Martha and Lorraine. After attending Arlington High School, she graduated from Cornell...
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John Douglas Roberts

September 18, 1964 - December 1, 2016

John Douglas Roberts, 52, passed away December 1, 2016, with family by his side in Cary, NC. John was born September 18, 1964 in Fort Knox, Kentucky to Ernest and Ryoko Roberts. His family moved often when he was small until his father retired from the Army and they settled in Spring Lake, NC. As a child, John loved to fish and to ride his bike with the neighborhood kids. He especially loved...
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Joseph Baxter Goldston

June 15, 1953 - December 1, 2016

Joseph Baxter Goldston III, 63,died on December 1, 2016 after an extended illness. He is survived by his loving family. Joey retired from working with the state of North Carolina for 35 years. He lived in Goldston, NC.As his family reflects and grieves, they know they are in your thoughts and prayers. A memorial service will be announced for a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations...
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Alyson Michelle Hennessee

January 25, 1984 - November 29, 2016

Alyson Michelle Hennessee, 32, of Fuquay-Varina, formerly of Boone, NC, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016.She is survived by her parents, Cheryl S. Crabtree and Philip Edward Hennessee; and children, Alicia Michelle Cornett (12), Baylee Skye Hennessee (2 1/2), and Jamison Kenneth Gromley (14 months).A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2016 at Apex Funeral Home...
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Peter Joseph Shelfo

August 24, 1930 - November 29, 2016

Peter Joseph Shelfo, 86, of Cary, NC, formerly of Smithtown, NY, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at his home in Cary, NC. Peter was born August 24, 1930 in Corona, NY to the late Joseph Peter Shelfo and Anna Triola Shelfo. He was a Korean War veteran of the US Navy and graduate of Adelphi University in Garden City, NY. Peter was employed as a teacher in Long Island, NY...
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Martin Luftig

May 2, 1926 - November 29, 2016

Martin Luftig, 90, of Cary, formerly of Commack, NY, died Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Elmcroft of Northridge in Raleigh. Martin was born May 2, 1926 in Bronx, NY to the late Irving and Estell Cassin Luftig. He was a veteran of the US Navy and was employed as an optician retiring with over 51 years of service. Martin was preceded in death by his parents Irving and Estell Luftig and his sister...
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