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Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:01 am

HENRY KRUG III Nov. 3, 1950-Oct. 24, 2013

Henry Krug III was unique in many ways, but the most remarkable thing about him was the number of lives he touched while living, by his own choice, the simplest life he could. Born to a modest family,...
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MARK ALEXANDER MACDONALD May 21, 1963-May 28, 2013

“isn’t easy being a man / all those lines we paint / to the endless amusement / of those who live between them” – from Mark’s poem “Lines”Mark visited Illinois the year the Mississippi f...
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WILLIAM C. SHEA Dec. 30, 1921-Dec. 14, 2013

Remember when the Nazis tried to take over the world? Mr. Shea was one of many who answered the call to prevent that from becoming a reality, as part of the D-day invasion. Remember when you needed ga...
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ANN ELIZABETH SEFCIK WOOLSEY July, 28, 1928-Nov. 30, 2013

 Ann rushed in where others feared to tread, whether it was leaving the comfort of the familiar for places unknown, or climbing a fence to rescue Bounce, the pug, from a stamping, snorting bull. ...
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JEFFREY HOFMANN June 24, 1952-April 17, 2013

Despite spending the better part of his working life as a radio personality, Jeff Hofmann wasn’t much for the limelight.A fight with cancer is never easy, but Hofmann did it with grace and wit. Didn...
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RICHARD ROGER “DICK” MORSE Feb. 24, 1944-May 28, 2013

Dick Morse of Springfield was “green” before it was even a thing.The influential architect helped create a community of environmentally conscious designers and participated in the renovation of nu...
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VIVIAN EDNA MCGINNIS Jun 26, 1959 – Aug. 7, 2013

She fought like a girl but lost. My beautiful daughter, Vivian Edna (Raridon) McGinnis, was born June 26, 1959 to Richard and Evelyn (Bumgardner) Raridon of Middletown. She went to school at Middletow...
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My mother was born in Vicksburg, Miss., but she had been a resident of Springfield since the age of 2. Most people old enough may remember her as the daughter of the Hay Homes Legend “Virgin Mary Ha...
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RILEY GRAHAM SEVERNS Nov. 3, 1997-Aug. 10, 2013

Beloved son of Richard and Dana Severns of Rochester, Riley Severns, from the moment he set foot on this earthly blue sphere on Nov. 3, 1997, until his departure for his heavenly palace on Aug. 10, 20...


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