In Memory Of Those Who “Died Suddenly” In The United States And Worldwide, August 2-August 8

There is a simple explanation for the sudden unexplained deaths…
…murder…
…murder on an industrial scale…
…aka genocide

Index By Nation:

In memory of those who “died suddenly” in the United States and worldwide, August 2-August 8

In memory of those who “died suddenly” in Canada, August 2-August 8

In memory of those who “died suddenly” in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaraugua, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina, August 2-August 8

In memory of those who “died suddenly” in the United Kingdom and Ireland, August 2-August 8

In memory of those who “died suddenly” in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Malta, and Greece, August 2-August 8

In memory of those who “died suddenly” in Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa, Israel, Turkey, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, and Russia, August 2-August 8

In memory of those who “died suddenly” in India, China, Myanmar, Taiwan, Philippines, Australia, and New Zealand, August 2-August 8


Notable Deaths In The United States:

Albert Woodfox, Angola 3 member, ‘Solitary’ author, dies at 75

August 4, 2022

Albert Woodfox, the prison activist and member of the Angola 3 whose memoir “Solitary” was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, died Thursday (Aug. 4) at Ochsner Baptist Hospital after contracting the COVID-19 virusHe was 75. The death was confirmed by his brother.

Woodfox, who was released six years ago, spent nearly 44 years in solitary confinement at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, much of it based on a dubious conviction in the death of a prison guard. Woodfox’s time in solitary is said to be the longest span endured by anyone on Earth.

For years, even while he lived in his 6-foot-by-9-foot cell, under lockdown 23 hours a day, Woodfox worked to ensure that no one else would suffer the same fate. . . .

As coronavirus lockdowns began, Norris Henderson [founder of the group VOTE, Vote Of The Experienced] and Woodfox shared a laugh about people’s complaints about stay-at-home orders. “That’s all we knew,” said Henderson. “Solitude breeds thinkers. Because you’re always reading. I probably read over 1,000 books.”

A dog named Hobo showed up at their door and wouldn’t leave. So, all through the pandemic, he and George and Hobo regularly walked along the levee near their home, getting fresh air and exercise while always staying socially distanced, because he knew he was at risk. Then, in recent weeks, despite being vaccinated and boosted, Woodfox contracted COVID. As he knew it might, the virus hit him hard.

He got fluid in his lungs. It cleared up with medicine, but that aggravated his heart. Once his heart seemed better, his kidney function dwindled. Scans showed that he had developed blood clots and had begun suffering strokes“All of that Angola-imposed abuse to his body, it came back,” Kendall said [George Kendall, director of the public service initiative for the New York law firm Squire Patton Boggs].

[Woodfox’s sister Violetta] Mable, 65, sat next to him for his final weeks. “I told him that I was here, I was present, that I know you’re feeling my spirit, that I would love to see you open your eyes,” said Mable, who said that Woodfox, 10 years his elder, had acted as both his father figure and his brother, even as they were raised in a two-room apartment on North Villere Street in Tremé with an outhouse in the back.

Rideau wondered aloud about what conclusions we should reach about Woodfox’s life. “The story ends how?” he asked. When people suffer that much, is it a happy ending? He did triumph over the conditions he faced in life. And he did it in style. In a positive way that impacted the use of solitary confinement.

For Rideau, the final verdict must be positive, because Woodfox also “transformed from a street criminal to a person of stature.” Through his struggles, Rideau said, he became an agent of change, a reformer and someone who made you look differently at someone who had made mistakes.

“Ultimately, Albert Woodfox’s life makes you realize that you shouldn’t be too fast to judge somebody. He represents hope, the power of human potential,” Rideau said.

https://lailluminator.com/2022/08/04/albert-woodfox-angola-3-member-solitary-author-dies-at-75/

Roseanna Christiansen, Who Portrayed Dallas Maid Teresa, Dead at 71

August 6, 2022

Roseanna Christiansen, the portrayer of the Ewing family’s maid Teresa on the original Dallas series, has died. She was 71. The actress died July 14 in Lancaster, Calif., according to her husband Steven Rizzo who confirmed the news to our sister site The Hollywood Reporter. No cause of death has been given.

Christiansen joined Dallas in 1982 during the show’s sixth season. She recurred as Teresa in 112 episodes through its final season, Season 14, which ended in 1991. Teresa often appeared alongside Tony Garcia’s Raoul the butler, another character who helped keep the Ewings’ Southfork ranch afloat.

https://www.yahoo.com/video/roseanna-christiansen-portrayed-dallas-maid-163426866.html

R.I.P. “Good Times” Actor Johnny Brown (“Bookman”) Dies Suddenly, Daughter Gives Details

August 6, 2022

Johnny’s daughter Sharon Catherine Brown tells TMZ, he was at his doctor’s office in L.A. Wednesday getting his pacemaker checked out, and shortly after he left he went into cardiac arrest and collapsed. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he passed. She says the appointment was routine, so his sudden death was a shock.

https://forecastsnews.com/archives/15382

Rob Mitchell, Leading Finance Executive in Hollywood, Dies at 55

August 8, 2022

Rob Mitchell, who for more than three decades served as a top-notch finance executive at The Samuel Goldwyn Co., Beacon Pictures, Hyde Park Entertainment and Bold Films, has died. He was 55. Mitchell died unexpectedly July 28 of a pulmonary embolism at his home in Thousand Oaks, his twin brother, WGA West events manager Gregg Mitchell, announced.

During the course of his career, Mitchell was involved in the production, finance and distribution of some 40 films; collectively, they grossed $2.3 billion at the worldwide box office. Since 2008, he was the CFO at Bold Films, where he oversaw finance activities for the indie outfit, responsible for its operations and production slate.

There, Mitchell worked on the Jake Gyllenhaal starrers Nightcrawler (2014), Stronger (2017) and The Guilty (2021), plus Legion (2010), Drive (2011), Whiplash (2014), No Escape (2015), The Neon Demon (2016), Shot Caller (2017), Colette (2018) and Vox Lux (2018). Mitchell also was involved with Bold’s television projects, including the Syfy series Dominion (a spinoff of Legion) and the ABC drama Black Box.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/rob-mitchell-dead-bold-films-1235195001/

Bestselling Jewish author Melissa Bank dies at 61

August 4, 2022

Melissa Bank, whose stories of flawed, funny Jewish heroines searching for love and fulfillment won over readers’ hearts around the world, died Tuesday at age 61 of lung cancer.

Bank’s publisher, Penguin, confirmed her death in a statement. “She captivated generations of readers with her warmly piercing takes on relationships, family and adulthood,” the publisher said.

Though Bank’s output was small, her effect on the lives of her readers was profound. “‘The Girls’ Guide To Hunting And Fishing’ Shaped My Twenties,” a Buzzfeed headline once proclaimed, and Bank’s readers had that kind of intimate connection with her authentic, witty depictions of young adulthood.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/bestselling-jewish-author-melissa-bank-dies-at-61/

Mick Moloney dies at age 77

July 29, 2022

“An unfathomable loss,” said Rachael Gilkey of Irish Arts Center. “We are shocked and heartbroken,” said Elizabeth Stack of Albany’s Irish American Heritage Center. These were two typical reactions to the news yesterday that musician and historian Mick Moloney had died suddenly on Wednesday at age 77.

“With profound sadness,” Glucksman Ireland House NYU and the Music Department of NYU announced in a statement the passing of the Global Distinguished Professor of Music Dr. Michael “Mick” Moloney.

“One of Irish America’s legendary performers and a leading historian of Irish music, Dr. Moloney was born in Limerick and received his B.A. from University College, Dublin and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania,” said the statement issued on behalf of Professor Kevin Kenny, Director of Gluckman Ireland House NYU, and Professor Michael Beckerman, Chair of the NYU Music Department. “With his Green Fields of America ensemble, Dr. Moloney presided over the annual ‘Celtic Appalachia’ show, which ran over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday for many years until 2021.

“He served as Advisor to the National Endowment for the Arts and the Smithsonian Institution in a variety of capacities. He was honored for his services by the U.S. Government with a National Heritage Award and by the Irish Government with a Presidential Distinguished Services Award.”

No cause of death reported.

https://www.irishecho.com/2022/7/community-mourns-mick-moloney

NYU’s “vaccination” mandate:

All members of the NYU community—students, faculty, employees, visitors, vendors, and affiliates—are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, to upload proof of their vaccination to NYU’s portal and to have that vaccination documentation accepted by NYU.

https://www.nyu.edu/life/safety-health-wellness/coronavirus-information/safety-and-health/covid-19-vaccine/vaccine-requirement.html

A 27-year-old student “died suddenly” during a bicycling event:

Ohio State University student dies during 102-mile Pelotonia bike ride for cancer research

August 8, 2022

An Ohio State University student died Saturday during the Pelotonia fundraising bicycle ride event, the organization announced Sunday. Mason Fisher, 27, of Upper Arlington, a three-time participant in the Pelotonia, experienced a medical issue while riding on a course and later died, Pelotonia President Doug Ulman said in a statement. His family says he had a heart-related medical issue at mile 100 of his 102-mile ride.

No cause of death reported.

https://tinyurl.com/c2aufawa

Ohio State’s “vaccination” mandate:

Aug 25, 2021

Ohio State University announced Tuesday it would require “every student, faculty and staff member to be vaccinated against COVID-19.”

https://www.wtkr.com/news/national/ohio-state-university-announces-covid-19-vaccine-mandate

Myrna Salazar, co-founder of the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance, dies at 75

August 4, 2022

Myrna Salazar, who co-founded the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA) and served as its executive director, has died suddenly at 75, the alliance announced Thursday. “To say that Myrna was a force of nature would be an understatement. She has been a leader, advocate, change maker, and a strong voice for the Latino community on issues from education to the arts,” said Marty Castro, CLATA board president and president and CEO of Casa Central 

In a statement, Heidi Thompson Saunders, the board chair for the League of Chicago Theatres said: “Myrna’s impact on Chicago theater cannot be overestimated….Myrna championed Latino theater companies and artists from across the city and brought theaters from all over the Spanish-speaking world to Chicago.”

No cause of death reported.

https://tinyurl.com/s3a962js

19 killed in six “vaxxidents”:

Police Radically Change Official Account of Crash Killing Rep. Walorski After New Evidence Surfaces

August 4, 2022

Police have changed their description of the crash that killed Indiana Republican U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, saying Thursday that it was the SUV in which she was a passenger that crossed a state highway’s centerline and caused the head-on collision. Walorski and two members of her congressional staff died in the Wednesday afternoon crash in northern Indiana, along with the woman driving the other vehicle, the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office said.

The department’s initial account was that the car driven by Edith Schmucker, 56, Nappanee, Indiana, crossed into the SUV’s path. However, the office released a statement Thursday saying investigators had talked with witnesses and viewed video evidence that their preliminary determination of which direction the vehicles were traveling was incorrect.

Investigators determined that the SUV driven by Zachery Potts, 27, of Mishawaka, Indiana, crossed the centerline for unknown reasons in a rural area near the town of Wakarusa. Potts was Walorski’s district director and the Republican chairman for northern Indiana’s St. Joseph County.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ap-police-change-account-crash-killing-indiana-rep-walorski/

Cops identify the nurse who allegedly blew through intersection at 100 MPH, killing 6 in fiery crash

August 6, 2022

California Highway Patrol (CHP) has identified the driver of the Mercedes-Benz that blew through a red light in West Los Angeles on Thursday and caused a multi-vehicle crash that left six people dead as a nurse who was speeding through the 35 mph zone at 100 miles per hour. Nicole Lorraine Linton, 37, suffered moderate injuries [later updated to “serous” injuries] in the collision that sparked an explosive fireball and killed, among others, a pregnant woman and her unborn baby.

As American Wire reported, Linton’s Mercedes flew through an intersection in the area of Windsor Hills and slammed into an SUV which burst into flames just feet away from a string of gas station fuel pumps. The mass of fiery wreckage hit several other vehicles before finally coming to a stop. The entire horrific incident was captured on a surveillance camera.

Linton was taken into custody on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence. Speaking with the Associated Press, Officer Franco Pepi said detectives are in the process of determining whether Linton was under the influence of drugs or alcohol or if she was suffering from a medical episode at the time of the accident. Prosecutors may receive the case as early as Monday. They will then decide whether criminal charges against Linton, a traveling nurse at Kaiser Permanente’s West Los Angeles Medical Center, are warranted.

https://tinyurl.com/etvrj4kw

Kaiser Permanente Makes Vaccination Mandatory for All Employees:

https://www.cbsnews.com/sanfrancisco/news/covid-kaiser-permanente-makes-vaccination-mandatory-for-all-employees/

Reported on August 1:

Mother, 31, and her four children were among seven people killed in horror crash after wrong-way driver, 22, hit their van head-on in Illinois

August 1, 2022

A mother and her four children were among the seven people killed when a wrong-way driver slammed into a van on an Illinois interstate early Sunday morning. The fiery crash happened around 2:11 a.m. on Interstate 90 in McHenry County, roughly 50 miles from Chicago.

Illinois State Police said Jennifer Fernandez, 22, of Carpentersville, Illinois was driving a 2010 Acura TSX the wrong way on I-90 for ‘unknown reasons’ when she smashed into the Chevrolet van being driven by Thomas Dobosz, 32, of Rolling Meadows, Illinois. Both vehicles burst into flames on impact. Fernandez was found dead on the scene, state troopers said, along with all of the passengers in Dobosz’ van, including his wife and four children.

Lauren Dobosz, 31, of Rolling Meadows and five children, four of which were hers, were killed in the crash, according to Illinois State Police. The children were ages 5 to 13. Thomas Dobosz was the sole survivor of the crash and remains hospitalized at Loyola University Medical Center. [He later died.]

https://tinyurl.com/4dskvr5z

Missing Local Woman Found Dead Following Taconic Parkway Crash In East Fishkill

August 3, 2022

A Hudson Valley, NY, woman who was reported missing by her family was located off the Taconic State Park in a small body of water, the victim of a car crash. On Monday, Aug. 1, Orange County resident Katherine M. Garcia was reported missing to the state police by her family, said Trooper AJ Hicks. Garcia, age 23, of New Windsor, was reportedly last seen by friends on the night of Saturday, July 30, at a residence in Dutchess County the town of Beekman, Hicks said.

While searching for her, a vehicle was located off the roadway in a small body of water off of the Taconic State Parkway near Exit 37 in the town of East Fishkill, he added. Garcia, the sole occupant in the vehicle, was found dead inside, Hicks said. This investigation remains ongoing.

https://tinyurl.com/ea3urtm9

A vaxxident while riding his motorcycle:

Brett Van Sant, 55

August 4, 2022

Gouverneur, NY – Brett A Van Sant, 55 died unexpectedly on August 1, 2022. He suffered a heart attack while doing one of the many things he loved, riding his motorcycle. In his spare time, he enjoyed riding his motorcycle through back roads, hanging out with family and friends and visiting his grandchildren as often as he could. He loved to just have a good time and spread his contagious laughter.

https://www.wwnytv.com/2022/08/04/brett-van-sant-55-gouverneur/

Police identify man found dead in Deer Creek 

August 8, 2022

St. Louis, MO — Police on Monday identified a man found dead Friday morning in Deer Creek as Randal Howland, 62, of the 500 block of Atalanta Avenue in Webster Groves. Maj. Matt Nighbor of the Maplewood Police Department said Howland was found in the driver’s seat of a silver Hyundai SUV submerged in about 3 feet of water about 10:55 am. Friday. He said an MSD crew spotted the SUV and called police.

Surveillance video showed the SUV going off the 3900 block of Shrewsbury Avenue east of Big Bend Boulevard about 5:50 p.m. Thursday, Nighbor said. The SUV went through brush and rolled down the creek’s embankment into the water. Police are investigating Howland’s death as a crash that was not the result of last week’s flash floodingIt’s not yet clear what caused his death or why Howland went off the road.

https://tinyurl.com/ymmjs6pn

A high school football player “died suddenly” in his sleep:

Glendale family remembers football player who unexpectedly passed away in his sleep

August 7, 2022

Glendale, AZ – A West Valley football community is reeling after losing one of their own just days before the start of the school year. Cesar Vazquez had already started summer practices with Peoria Centennial. Vazquez’s family had moved from Peoria to Glendale during his high school career, so he stayed at Centennial even though they now live in Glendale. However, he unexpectedly passed away in his sleep earlier this week.

But earlier this week, when Vazquez went to bed, he never woke up. “We started moving him, and shaking him. We saw he was purple so we called the ambulance,” Gil said. “And when they came they said he was dead, and that they couldn’t do anything else.”

Vazquez had no history of any serious health issues. He didn’t do drugs. As a result, his death has left his family with plenty of questions. “We just have no clue what happened.” Gil said.

No age or cause of death reported.

https://tinyurl.com/9mzw4wz7

Shock as popular US school athletics coach Derek Nestich dies suddenly aged 49

August 4, 2022

Tributes have continued to pour in after the news of the sudden death of Countryside Academy’s athletic director Derek Nestich. Although he died suddenly on Tuesday, August 2, people on social media have continued to react and pay tribute to popular education teacher, Derek Nestich, who taught at the academy in Benton Harbor, Michigan (USA). He leaves behind a wife and a daughter.

The news of his death was broken by Countryside Lead Administrator Sarah Brookshire, who wrote: “Countryside Academy is saddened to announce the sudden death of longtime athletic director, coach, and physical education teacher, Derek Nestich.

“Derek was employed at the academy for 23 years and until this time has been the sole athletic director. Derek built the academy’s athletic program from the ground up, starting with basketball, track, football, cheerleading, volleyball, wrestling, soccer, baseball, and softball. For several years he organized a 5K run on the school’s nature trail.

“During his career, he touched many lives. Derek was always able to make special connections with anyone who walked through our doors, whether it be a student, parent, staff member, or guest. Returning alumni would always request to see him when they visit, and even though he taught here for 23 years, he would have no difficulty remembering everyone.”

No cause of death reported.

https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/08/04/athletics-coach-derek-nestich-dies-suddenly/

Two journalists “died suddenly”:

Original Fox News Anchor Unexpectedly Dies At 64

August 9, 2022

When the Fox News Channel launched in 1996, the original anchor was Uma Pemmaraju. She was beloved by viewers as well as her colleagues at the network. In a sad update, we have learned that Pemmaraju has died at the age of 64The cause of death has not yet been made public at the time of this report.

Pemmaraju was an award-winning anchor who was born in India and raised in Texas. Pemmaraju first anchored “Fox News Now” and “Fox On Trends.” Beginning at local stations in Dallas, Baltimore and Boston, Pemmaraju developed her skill set before reaching national prominence in New York.

https://www.newspageindex.com/08/2022/09/664319

WFLA mourns loss of Chief Photojournalist Paul Lamison

August 5, 2022

Tampa, Fla. — It’s a sad and difficult day at News Channel 8 as we mourn the sudden, unexpected loss of one of our teammates. Chief Photojournalist Paul Lamison passed away on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack. He was just 57 years old. He leaves behind a wife, daughters and several siblings.

Paul had a profound impact on us at News Channel 8 — and the Tampa Bay area. Most viewers likely knew him as the man with the best seat in the house, an integral part of our morning team and our eye in the sky in the Eagle 8 news helicopter – monitoring everything from the morning commute to the Gasparilla parade. But to us, he was so much more.

https://www.wfla.com/news/hillsborough-county/wfla-mourns-loss-of-chief-photojournalist-paul-lamison/

Two artists “died suddenly”:

Remembering Artist Alberto Gaitán, 67

August 5, 2022

Washington, D.C. – In late July, as word began spreading across the internet that well-known D.C. artist, electronic composer, and art-community superconductor, Alberto Gaitán, had suddenly died, the emotional floodgates quickly opened. Touching tributes, personal reminiscences, and praise for his diverse and impressive body of work began flowing across the data nodes of the global network that he both embraced in his work and cautioned against. Much of the outpouring came from the D.C.-area arts community where, for some 40 years, Gaitán had been a leading light, contributing solo and collaborative work to countless galleries, museums, and public arts projects. His work also appeared internationally, in France, Germany, and elsewhere.

For several years, Gaitán’s Facebook page has listed him as a retired artist. He came out of that retirement in 2021, to be part of the Union collaborative art show at Otis Street Arts Project in Mount Rainier. Alberto Gaitán died of natural causes in his Arlington condo. Date and time of passing are so far unknown.​

No cause of death reported.

https://washingtoncitypaper.com/article/565889/remembering-artist-alberto-gaitan-1955-2022/

Reported July 28:

Terry Castro is Remembered for his Originality and Giving Spirit

July 28, 2022

The jewelry designs by Terry Castro, known simply at Castro, are wildly creative and instantly recognizable. There are the signature monkey pendants in jeweled hats and masks with moveable limbs and the vintage porcelain dolls transformed into gothic diamond winged creatures to name a few. Like his jewelry, Castro was original and unforgettable.

When he passed away suddenly at 50 from a heart attack on July 18, Castro left behind an influential legacy. Beyond his imaginative work, he was known for encouraging and mentoring his friends (and there were many) to pursue their artistic vision and not give into commerciality. That was his lasting gift to the industry.

https://www.naturaldiamonds.com/style/terry-castro-is-remembered-for-his-originality-and-giving-spirit/

Three off-duty cops “died suddenly”:

Off-duty Ramsey County deputy dies, no outward signs of injury or trauma

August 4, 2022

A young deputy with the Ramsey County [Minnesota] Sheriff’s Office died Monday, according to the department. Wednesday, the sheriff’s office confirmed the death of deputy Dallas Edeburn. The sheriff’s office says it learned that Edeburn hadn’t made it home after he left from the patrol station in Arden Hills on Sunday. Authorities began searching the area between the station and his home and found him dead inside his vehicle. He was off-duty at the time, according to the sheriff’s office.

Undersheriff Michael Martin said on Tuesday the deputy died from “apparent natural causes”. On Wednesday, a release from the sheriff’s office said there were no signs of injury or trauma. However, an autopsy has been scheduled.

https://kstp.com/kstp-news/top-news/off-duty-ramsey-county-deputy-dies-from-apparent-natural-causes/

Hero Down: Guthrie Police Department Lt. Mark Bruning Dies Unexpectedly At Home

August 8, 2022

Guthrie, OK – Guthrie Police Department (GPD) Lieutenant Mark Bruning died unexpectedly at his home on July 28, according to his department. The 47-year-old lieutenant’s exact cause of death was not released. Logan County Sheriff Damon Devereaux said there were no signs of foul play and that the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the case, KWTV reported.

https://policetribune.com/hero-down-guthrie-police-department-lt-mark-bruning-dies-unexpectedly-at-home/

Reported on July 28:

Loss of Grand Island Police Investigator Christopher Marcello

July 28, 2022

Grand Island, Neb. – The Grand Island Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their own following the unexpected death of investigator Christopher Marcello. The department said with heavy hearts, the 42-year-old died of natural causes this week, leaving them before his time.

Marcello began his career at the Grand Island Police Department in 2013, and served on patrol, as a school resource officer at Grand Island Senior High, and as an investigator. GIPD said he received the department’s Life Saving Award, embodying the model of a true hero.

No cause of death reported.

https://www.ksnblocal4.com/2022/07/28/loss-grand-island-police-investigator-christopher-marcello/

Two firefighters “died suddenly” – one from a stroke, the other in a motorcycle accident “not thought to be life-threatening”:

Sudden death of Grand Rapids firefighter

August 4, 2022

Wisconsin Rapids, WI — Riley Daniel Ray Huiras, age 20, of Wisconsin Rapids, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 3, from a brain aneurysm. He was surrounded by his family.

Riley was an organ donor as well, and to the amazement of the donation team, he was able to donate all of his organs to matching recipients.

The family would like to convey a special thanks to the wonderful team at Marshfield Medical Center that took exceptional care of Riley during this unexpected illness.

https://wrcitytimes.com/2022/08/04/sudden-death-of-grand-rapids-firefighter/

Erath County volunteer firefighter unexpectedly dies following motorcycle accident

August 3, 2022

Erath County, TX, is mourning the unexpected passing of 21-year-old Andrew Dean, an EMT and firefighter with Erath County Volunteer Fire Rescue.

Dean was injured in a motorcycle accident on Monday evening on Lingleville Road. Although he was airlifted to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, his injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

ECVFR Coordinator Chris Brooks and other fellow firefighters have held vigil at the hospital since the accident. Dean reportedly died following complications during surgery. “We are all shocked and devastated,” Brooks said shortly after Dean’s passing.

No cause of death reported.

https://tinyurl.com/2p9czs8m

Three “died suddenly” at work:

LG man collapses, dies at work

August 4, 2022

LeGrange, TX – Christian Gonsoulin, 28, a cook at La Grange’s Hank’s Express died suddenly on the job after collapsing Tuesday morning just before 8 a.m. Authorities arrived quickly and members of the La Grange fire department and EMS attempted CPR on Gonsoulin, who was then transported to St. Mark’s Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

No cause of death reported.

https://www.fayettecountyrecord.com/news/lg-man-collapses-dies-work

38-year-old Rodman man who died suddenly at work remembered by wife, boss

August 3, 2022

Rodman, NY — Justin R. Runkles woke up every day not even needing a cup of coffee. Mr. Runkles died suddenly at work on July 20 at the age of 38. The Carthage native who lived in Rodman with his wife, Kelly L. Runkles, and their 2-year-old daughter, Kamryn, was known to only need a glass of orange juice to start the day. Throw in some dancing and silliness as his wife and daughter got ready, you’d have a standard morning in the Runkles household. It was the same on July 20.

No cause of death reported.

https://tinyurl.com/yechzvuv

Reported on August 2:

Tony Jones

August 2, 2022

Atlanta, GA – The Lubbock Christian University men’s basketball team, in the midst of a 27-4 season earlier this year, set the school single-season victories record when the Chaparrals reached 25 wins.

The record they broke had stood for 39 years. Tony Jones was the point guard on the 1982-83 team that won the program’s first conference championships, the Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association regular-season and tournament titles. Jones was a 2015 inductee into the LCU Athletics Hall of Honor.

Tony Jones died unexpectedly on August 2, 2022. Former LCU coach John Copeland, relating information from an ex-Chaps teammate of Jones’s in Atlanta, said Jones was stricken at work with a sudden illness. Jones had had “a really, really tough” bout with the coronavirus about a year and a half ago, Copeland said.

No age or cause of death reported.

https://tinyurl.com/2p9dyyav

Jones was vaccinated, date unknown:

Town of Gibsonville alderman dies at 59

August 9, 2022

Gibsonville, NC, police said Thompson died unexpectedly at Alamance Regional Medical Center. He was elected to the Gibsonville Board of Aldermen in November of 2021, according to Gibsonville officials. Officials said service details are unknown as of 4 p.m. Monday.

No cause of death reported.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/town-of-gibsonville-alderman-dies-at-59/ar-AA10s74W

State Rep. Jerry Carter has died

August 3, 2022

Durham, NC – State Rep. Jerry Carter, 66, a Rockingham County minister and chaplain with the State Highway Patrol, died Tuesday morning. In his second term in the North Carolina House, Carter has represented most of Rockingham County, north of Greensboro, since 2019. His passing was announced by the N.C. House principal clerk’s office on Monday.

Carter was being treated at Duke University Medical Center in Durham for a rare gastrointestinal disorder, according to the Greensboro News and Record. In early July, Carter’s wife, Brenda Bruton Carter, posted news of the Republican lawmaker’s diagnosis of idiopathic myointimal hyperplasia, the newspaper reported.

“He is the first case here at Duke, and they want to make sure they handle it right,’’ Carter’s wife wrote on Facebook, according to the News and Record. “Consults are coming in from all over the world.’’ First discovered in 1991, only about a dozen cases of the disease have been written about extensively in medical journals, according to the National Institutes of Health.

https://www.carolinajournal.com/state-rep-jerry-carter-has-died/

A judge and a lawyer “died suddenly”:

Body of Arkansas judge recovered from bottom of lake during family trip

August 8, 2022

The body of Arkansas County Northern District Judge Jeremiah T. Bueker was recovered early Sunday from the bottom of Mud Lake in Jefferson County, sheriff officials said in a statement. He was 48. The judge was spending time with several relatives and friends during a “recreational” outing over the weekend when he ventured off alone, authorities said. “After time had passed and no one had seen or heard from Bueker, worry began to set in,” sheriff officials said Sunday.

Bueker was last seen near Mud Lake, which dumps into the Arkansas River just north of Reydell. The judge’s family then called 911 after they couldn’t find him on Saturday. Jefferson County deputies launched extensive ground and water searches for Bueker that were later suspended due to low visibility. Mud Lake was then scoured just after sunrise Sunday and a sonar detected the judge’s body at the bottom, authorities said.

“Deputies utilized subsurface body recovery drag/rescue hooks to recover Bueker’s body,” authorities said. “Upon recovery of the body, deputies and investigators with the assistance of family positively identified the body as that of Bueker.” Bueker’s death is being probed as an accidental drowning, but his body is being sent to a state medical examiner for an autopsy, authorities said.

Sheriff Lafayette Woods said he hoped the recovery of Bueker’s body provides “some sense of closure” to his family and loved ones. “The scour of emotions they must feel right now is devastating,” Woods said.

Stuttgart Mayor Norma Strabala, meanwhile, said she was “shocked and heartbroken” by Bueker’s sudden death. “Jeremy was an important and special person in this community, serving as a good friend, fierce attorney, and as Arkansas County Northern District Court Judge for nearly a decade,” Strabala wrote on Facebook. “I am praying for Sunny, his family and this community as we mourn this tragic loss.”

Bueker, who was elected as a district judge in 2012, was an “avid outdoorsman” and a “very proud father,” a Stuttgart city official told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He was last seen alive late Saturday, authorities told the outlet.

https://nypost.com/2022/08/08/arkansas-judge-drowned-during-weekend-getaway-deputies/

Longmont attorney Anton Dworak dies of rare disease

August 3, 2022

Longmont, CO — Well-known Longmont attorney Anton V. Dworak has died. He was a shareholder in the Lyons Gaddis Attorneys and Counselors law firm. Dworak died today of a sudden illness. He had been diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a very rare and fatal condition that occurs in about one in one million people annually.

“We are shocked and saddened by the news of Anton’s passing,” Cameron Grant, managing shareholder of the firm, said in a written statement. “We’ve lost a tremendous colleague and friend. He was taken away from all of us way too early, and we recognize that many in the community will be touched by this sad news as we are.”

Dworak began work at Lyons Gaddis in 1999. He was past president of the Boulder County Bar Association and a vice president of the Colorado Bar Association. He was also a member of the tax, business and estate planning sections of each association.

No age reported.

https://bizwest.com/2022/08/03/longmont-attorney-anton-dworak-dies-of-rare-disease/

Reported on August 2:

Darien High School Graduate Dies Unexpectedly At Age 25

August 2, 2022

A man who grew up in Fairfield County, Conn., and pursued higher education opportunities out of state has died at the age of 25. Luke Walter Kostrzewski, a former resident of Darien, died unexpectedly in Charleston, South Carolina, on Tuesday, July 19, according to his obituary. He was born in Stamford and graduated from Darien High School.

According to his obituary, Kostrzewski also graduated from the College of Charleston, and he had plans to continue his education. “Luke was outgoing and energetic enjoying skiing, golf, ice hockey, music, boating and the beach,” his obituary reads.

No cause of death reported.

https://dailyvoice.com/connecticut/darien/obituaries/darien-high-school-graduate-dies-unexpectedly-at-age-25/839472/

Reported on July 31:

‘Sending drivers out to die’: UPS workers demand heat safety amid record temps

July 31, 2022

Matthew Moczygemba knew something was wrong when he lost his thirst. It was midafternoon on a 103-degree day in Fort Worth, Texas, and the UPS driver had been delivering packages for several hours. Soon he felt dizzy, then he pulled his truck over and vomited onto the curb. “I stopped sweating and was starting to get cold,” said Moczygemba, 35, who has worked for UPS for five years. “It was a bad feeling.”

Moczygemba wound up at a hospital emergency room, where doctors diagnosed him with dehydration and heat exhaustion, and gave him several bags of IV fluid, according to medical records. He was released a few hours later, but he has not returned to work in the nearly three weeks since. “I’m nervous about going back,” Moczygemba said.

With heat waves rolling out across the country, and states like Texas and Oklahoma experiencing record hot summers, workers exposed to the elements are increasingly struggling under the heat. More than a dozen UPS employees and union leaders say this year more workers seem to be getting sick and have been hospitalized because of the heat than ever before. In response, they are demanding that the company put more safety measures in place.

“Left and right people are falling out,” said Jeff Schenfeld, a union steward in Dallas and UPS veteran of 25 years. “Something is different this year. It’s a lot more people.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/investigations/sending-drivers-die-ups-workers-demand-heat-safety-record-temps-rcna40147

Samuel John Yates, 2nd Lieutenant USMC, 24

August 5, 2022

Vashon, WA – Our beloved Sam died suddenly in Quantico [on June 23], Virginia while undergoing training in the United States Marine Corps. Sam was born and raised on Vashon Island where he graduated from high school in 2016. During Sam’s school years he was a member of both the basketball and baseball teams. … At graduation that year, Sam was awarded one of the prestigious Pieces of Eight Awards as recognition for his outstanding service and commitment to his school.

In the fall of 2016 Sam attended the University of Puget Sound on an academic and athletic scholarship. He played one season of basketball and then transferred to Washington State University for his sophomore year. At WSU Sam joined the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity (SAE) where he was an officer in the house. He graduated in the spring of 2020 with a degree in Finance and a minor in Economics.

Sam took his first job out of school in the financial industry. While working from home during Covid he realized one day that he was going to sit behind a desk for the next 40 years. He decided he wanted a bigger challenge and adventure in life and thought he could put his leadership qualities to good use in the Marine Corps. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant on November 20, 2021 after graduating from Officers Candidate School. He immediately started the next round of training at The Basic School which was to last seven months with graduation scheduled for this past June 30th. Had Sam moved on with the Marines his next round of training was the Infantry Officers Course where he ultimately would have joined the fleet as a platoon leader. Sam loved what he was doing in the Corps, and it was every bit the challenge that he had hoped for. He made a great Marine!

No cause of death reported.

https://www.vashonbeachcomber.com/obituaries/samuel-john-yates-2nd-lieutenant-usmc/

‘Beacon of light’: Community mourns unexpected passing of longtime Raines High educator

August 6, 2022

Jacksonville, Fla. – Deborah Mosley Norman is credited with securing millions of dollars in scholarships for students during her tenure as a guidance counselor at Raines High School. But as the community mourned her unexpected passing, it wasn’t the millions in scholarship money they were remembering. It was the moments.

A pillar member of the First Baptist Church of Oakland on the city’s Eastside, Pastor Chris McKee Jr. said Norman was serving others right up until the end — with a back-to-school giveaway event planned for Saturday at Flossie Brunson Park.

No age or cause of death reported.

https://tinyurl.com/ewu76ppu

Kearny in mourning over loss of long-time Board of Education trustee

August 6, 2022

The Town of Kearny, NJ, is morning the unexpected and sudden death of one of its most beloved public figures. Board of Education trustee Bryan J. Granelli died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. He was just 54. Tributes to the long-time board of education member are flowing in and we will share them with you soon.

No cause of death reported.

https://agadir-group.com/kearny-in-mourning-over-loss-of-long-time-board-of-education-trustee/

Venerable municipal statesman Frank Hoadley mourned

August 5, 2022

Retired Wisconsin Capital Finance Director Frank Hoadley — who left an influential mark on the public finance industry as a champion of issuer advocacy and best marketplace practices — died unexpectedly this week. He was 77. Hoadley was traveling with his wife, Elizabeth, in Scotland when he died. [Paywall]

https://www.bondbuyer.com/news/venerable-municipal-statesman-frank-hoadley-mourned

A Tennessee librarian “died suddenly” at home:

Dillingham, Brentwood Library children’s services manager, dies

August 3, 2022

Brentwood, TN – The John P. Holt Brentwood Library on Wednesday announced the passing of beloved Children’s Services Manager Missy Dillingham, who died suddenly Monday morning at her home. Dillingham began her nearly 38-year career with the city of Brentwood in 1984 when she became the first and only manager of children’s services for the Brentwood Library. She won the Daniel A. Taylor Memorial Award in 2011 for her contribution to children’s services, served as the head of the Children’s and Young Adults Services roundtable and has been on several Tennessee Library Association committees, including serving on the advisory council as a co-chair of the Conference Planning Committee. She also won the Frances Neel Cheney Award in 2020 for “a significant contribution to the world of books and librarianship through the encouragement of the love of books and reading.”

No age or cause of death reported.

https://tinyurl.com/mp7akcjn

OTO Development CEO and co-founder Corry W. Oakes III dies at age 55

August 9, 2022

Spartanburg, SC – Corry W. Oakes III, co-founder and CEO of OTO Development, died unexpectedly on Aug. 7, the Spartanburg-based hotel development and hospitality management company announced Aug. 8. He was 55. Oakes was a native of Lawrenceville, Georgia, and moved to the Upstate in 1985 to attend Wofford College. While pursuing his bachelor’s degree, he played outside linebacker for the Terriers.

No cause of death reported.

https://upstatebusinessjournal.com/business-news/oto-development-ceo-and-co-founder-corry-w-oakes-iii-dies-at-age-55/

Michael J. DuBoise, 71

August 1, 2022

Rochester, NH – Michael J. DuBoise died suddenly July 27 at his home on Bedrock Hill Farm in Rochester, NY. He specialized in writing personalized inscriptions for his family in cards and gift books encouraging each one of them to seek their dreams. Mike enjoyed the mountains, the ocean, shooting, writing, and photography.

No cause of death reported.

https://www.seacoastonline.com/obituaries/pprt0266827

Sent in by a reader who said the deceased, a friend of her mother’s, died in his sleep:

Bruce E. Rodenberg, 60

August 3, 2022

Bruce Edward Rodenberg, 60died Sunday, July 24, 2022, at his home in rural Guttenberg, IA. Bruce was born on Nov. 3, 1961, in Guttenberg, the son of Edward Jr. and LaVonne (Schroeder) Rodenberg. Bruce attended Guttenberg High School where he graduated with the class of 1980. Bruce was known for playing basketball with the Guttenberg Pirates, holding school records for many years.

On Sept. 22, 1984, Bruce married Debra Aulwes at St. John’s Congregational Church in Garber and were later blessed with two children, Nicole and Bruce Jr. He was most proud of being an owner and operator of Rodenberg Trucking. In later years he worked for Oberbroeckling Enterprises and most recently Kregel Trucking. Farming was in his blood, working side by side with his father. His downtime favorite hobbies were riding his Harley, watching westerns, going to tractor pulls and fishing for catfish. He enjoyed the yearly deer hunt and keeping his yard immaculate.

No cause of death reported.

https://guttenbergpress.com/articles/2022/08/03/bruce-e-rodenberg

Reported on August 2:

Cameron Matthew Robinson, 18

August 2, 2022

Northfork, WV — Cameron Matthew Robinson died suddenly July 26, 2022, at his home. Cameron was a graduate of Mount View High School, class of 2022, where he was a member of the football team. He was currently working in the maintenance department at the Ashland Resort. Cameron loved to four-wheel, gaming and Chevy Impalas.

No cause of death reported.

https://obituaries.bdtonline.com/obituary/cameron-robinson-1085845483

Jacob Paul Steiger, 28

August 2, 2022

Portland, ME – Jacob Paul Steiger died unexpectedly July 27th, 2022. A true Cape Codder, Jake was drawn to the ocean. His perfect day included Sandy Neck with friends and family, challenging cornhole matches, sunsets, and bonfires into the night. Whether it was boating with his buddies on the SS Minnow, or chasing stripers throughout Nantucket Sound, he epitomized Sun, Salt, and Sun Bum (Jake’s self-proclaimed Cape Cod Cologne). Jake had a never-ending quest for adrenaline. He was always looking for the next adventure and he always went big. Whether it was hanging from the top of a tree wielding a chain saw, navigating double blacks, or joining the Coast Guard in his late twenties, he bravely tackled them all. A true New Englander, he loved taking advantage of everything winter had to offer, especially skiing. Honor Jake’s life with new adventures.

No cause of death reported.

https://www.capecodtimes.com/obituaries/pneo0267545

Richard Kaufman, 70

August 3, 2022

China Township, MI – Rick Kaufman passed away suddenly July 25, 2022. He loved being outdoors and watching the deer. He had a lot of fun running around on his meticulously maintained tractor, Canam Defender and his Harley Ultra Classic 100. The barn, notably called the “museum”, has memorabilia collected through the years with everything in its place.

No cause of death reported.

https://obits.mlive.com/us/obituaries/voicenews/name/richard-kaufman-obituary?id=36056989

Frank Ellis, 76

August 3, 2022

Bellevue, OH – Frank Encil Ellis passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 29, 2022, at his home. Frank loved tinkering in his man cave, hosting the many Mira Family parties and spending time with his beautiful wife and his Jazzy Girl. He was an amazing friend to many.

No cause of death reported.

https://obits.cleveland.com/us/obituaries/sanduskyregister/name/frank-ellis-obituary?id=36124002

Ron Thorpe, 63

August 4, 2022

Oshkosh, WI – Ron Thorpe died unexpectedly at home on July 5th, 2022, following a brief illness. Ron was a creative builder and woodworker, always ready to remodel a room, add a deck, or custom build a special piece of furniture. Ron spent many seasons at the family deer camp during hunting season. Ron took pride in his “green thumb” adding a backyard orchard, flowers, and vegetable garden with an irrigation system using captured rainwater. Ron was an excellent cook and baker never afraid to experiment with new recipes or methods. His passion for woodworking filled his retirement days. He will be remembered for his wit, humor, and sarcasm. “Remember me with laughter, remember me having a ball. If you only remember me with sadness, then don’t remember me at all.”

No cause of death reported.

https://www.postcrescent.com/obituaries/wis366962

A Jesuit priest “died suddenly” in his sleep:

Fr. Rudy Casals, SJ, who suddenly passed away today at age 47

August 3, 2022

Dear friends: Since this has now been shared on social media, I am sharing the tragic news of the unexpected death of my Jesuit brother Rodolfo (Rudy) Casals, SJ, who died at age 47, in his sleep in his Jesuit community. Like all the Jesuits in this Province [Pennsylvania], and across the country, I was stunned by the news. Rudy was a talented, generous, optimistic, hard-working and incredibly effective Jesuit priest. I rarely saw him without a smile on his face.

https://www.facebook.com/OSJ19106/posts/2147107592136024

James “Butch” F. Mueller, 76

August 3, 2022

Eau Claire, WI — James “Butch” F. Mueller died suddenly on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at his residence. James was an avid dirt track race fan; it was his passion. He enjoyed spending time with his kids and grandkids, bowling, golfing and visiting a casino on occasion. He was a city champion horseshoe player and loved to play cards. He loved working in his yard, camping in his RV and cruising around in his Mustang. He really enjoyed country music and also loved to laugh and make jokes.

No cause of death reported.

https://tinyurl.com/muxa8zrk

Doris Irene Maita, 67

August 3, 2022

Doris Irene Maita, 67, died unexpectedly on July 23, 2022 at her residence in Dunnellon, FL. She was born on January 27, 1955 in Dade City, FL and was the daughter to the late Wayward and Clara (Crowley) Rhodes. Doris moved to Dunnellon over forty years ago from Yankeetown. She enjoyed crocheting, going to the beach and sun tanning, but most importantly she loved spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed.

No cause of death reported.

https://www.ocala-news.com/2022/08/03/doris-irene-maita/

Paul A. Gaboury, 75

August 6, 2022

Paxton, MA – Paul A. Gaboury died unexpectedly in his home on August 4, 2022. Paul loved spending time with his family and his beloved dogs. He was an avid motorcyclist for many years, and loved shopping for and restoring antiques, traveling, cigars and a good cognac.

No cause of death reported.

https://www.telegram.com/obituaries/pneo0271465

Timothy Charles Kay, 59

August 7, 2022

Dallas, TX – Timothy Charles Kay died unexpectedly at his home July 29, 2022. Tim loved the outdoors, watching sports and hunting with his buddies and especially his annual golf trips back to Dickinson with his fraternity brothers.

No cause of death reported.

https://obits.mlive.com/us/obituaries/dallasmorningnews/name/timothy-kay-obituary?id=36163492

Noreen (Dolan) Francis, 74

August 3, 2022

Newton, MA – Noreen Francis died suddenly on July 27, 2022 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was known for her light heart, sense of humor and famous rolls that were always looked forward to at family gatherings. She loved people and was happiest when helping others and making people feel included with her warmth and welcoming spirit.

No cause of death reported.

https://www.wickedlocal.com/obituaries/pneo0266502

H. Juanita Wilkerson, 75

August 5, 2022

H. Juanita Wilkerson, 75, of Donora, PA, died suddenly on July 29, 2022, in West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born Feb. 5,1947, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Anna Mae and Ruffin Wilkerson. Juanita was a Baptist by faith and a member of First Baptist Church of Donora.

No cause of death reported.

https://monvalleyindependent.com/2022/08/h-juanita-wilkerson-donora/

Linda Olenec, 68

August 4, 2022

Dallas TX – Linda Olenec, a lifelong Chicago resident, who recently relocated to Dallas TX, died unexpectedly at the age of 68. She was surrounded by loved ones at the time of her death. Linda moved in 2021 to be closer to her grandchildren.

No cause of death reported.

https://obits.dallasnews.com/us/obituaries/dallasmorningnews/name/linda-olenec-obituary?id=36138567

James Thomas ‘Jimmy’ Windsor, Jr., 41

August 6, 2022

Mansfield, OH – James Thomas ‘Jimmy’ Windsor, Jr. died unexpectedly at Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital July 30, 2022. James enjoyed a variety of experiences in his working life, and brought his talents as a ‘foodie’ and self-taught chef to a number of restaurants, notably J. Liu Restaurant & Bar in Dublin, Ohio. With a bright and inquiring mind, Jimmy knew something about almost any topic. A quick study, he matched his interests—music and guitar, art and illustration–with his natural skills, becoming an in-demand DJ (DJ Bonez) and an exceptionally talented tattoo artist. He loved sports—golf, boxing, marksmanship, fishing–and football with his beloved Ohio State Buckeyes. Probably Jimmy’s greatest talent was his ability to attract friends of all ages and from all walks of life. Never shy and with an appealing personality, he could talk to anyone. He loved the time he spent with friends—laughing, cooking out, watching games, listening to music, and talking about life.

No cause of death reported.

https://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/obituaries/mnj243076

John I. Jenkins, 69

August 3, 2022

Erie, PA – John I. Jenkins died unexpectedly Thursday, July 28, 2022. He enjoyed cars and motorcycles.

No cause of death reported.

https://www.goerie.com/obituaries/psom0268770

Dewayne Anthony Thomas, 48

August 3, 2022

Columbus, OH – Dewayne Anthony Thomas died suddenly July 24th 2022. Dewayne was an avid horseman who was very well known and loved in the horse community. A friend of his is having his name put on a plaque to be placed on the sidewalk in front of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Museum. Dewayne has touched a lot of lives while here on earth everyone he ever met loved him and his laughter was contagious.

No cause of death reported.

https://www.ohiocremation.org/obituaries/Dewayne-Anthony-Thomas?obId=25506724

Christy Vanessa Moore, 64

August 4, 2022

McKinney, TX – Christy Moore died peacefully on July 13, 2022, after a sudden illness. Christy was an intelligent, wonderful person who lived a full life. She was generous, kind to others, and never knew a stranger. She was always on the go and involved with new ideas and projects, but her family and friends are what fed her soul.

No cause of death reported.

https://obits.mlive.com/us/obituaries/dallasmorningnews/name/christy-moore-obituary?id=36138566

Robert Cunningham Wood III, 27

August 7, 2022

Fort Worth, Texas – Robert Cunningham Wood III, 27, of Fort Worth died unexpectedly on August 2, 2022, at his home in Fort Worth. Robert was a kind, gentle, and caring spirit with a delightful, dry wit. He would glance at you with a glint in his eye to see if you enjoyed his joke and would have everyone laughing. His favorite time of year was fall, especially Halloween. He would plan his costume months ahead of time, which fit with his devotion to creating and storytelling. As a dog lover, he was especially fond of his family dogs, Dogwood and Daisy. His sister, Katherine, fondly remembers having long conversations and sharing laughs while sitting on the swings in their backyard. Robert was incredibly loved by all of his family, and he will be deeply missed.

No cause of death reported.

https://obits.dallasnews.com/us/obituaries/dfw/name/robert-wood-obituary?id=36159721

Richard Butz, 67

August 4, 2022

Richard L. “Ric” Butz, 67, of Bella Vista, AR died suddenly July 29, 2022, after suffering a heart attack. Ric’s family takes comfort in the knowledge that the angels who surrounded him as doctors who tried to save his life were there to escort Ric’s soul to his eternal life.

Ric was born November 4, 1954, to the late Rev. Lee and Terrie Butz in Lakefield, MN. Most of Ric’s early years were spent in Greenfield, IN where he graduated from Greenfield-Central High School in 1972. He remained close to many of his Greenfield friends for the remainder of his life. Ric graduated from Concordia Junior College, Austin, TX and Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. He then moved to San Francisco to obtain a degree in audio engineering.

Ric was a Senior Recording Engineer at Westlake Recording Studios in Los Angeles for ten years, before moving to Walt Disney Studios as an audio restoration mixer, conformist, and editor for more than 24 years.

https://www.greenfieldreporter.com/2022/08/04/richard-butz/

Ashley Renee Watka, 30

August 5, 2022

Ashley Renee Watka was born Aug. 16, 1991, at San Diego, California, the daughter of Daniel Kendall and Jennifer Watka Monaghan. She died unexpectedly Thursday morning, July 28, 2022, at Amberwell Health Hiawatha, KS. Ashley grew up in Hiawatha where she attended Hiawatha schools, graduating from Hiawatha High School with the class of 2009. In high school, she was very active as a cheerleader and in band prior to attending Highland Community College. She worked as a daycare provider for several area families, where she touched the hearts of her daycare children.

No cause of death reported.

https://tinyurl.com/34ebakbk

James ‘Jim’ Bellman, 64

August 4, 2022

James “Jim” Bellman, 64, Nappanee, IN, died unexpectedly at 5:20 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at Elkhart General Hospital. He was born Nov. 5, 1957. On Feb. 7, 1988, he married Rhonda Miller; she survives in Nappanee.

No cause of death reported.

http://www.inkfreenews.com/2022/08/04/james-jim-bellman/

Reported on August 2:

Jason Mezlaks, 44

August 2, 2022

Amherst, Ohio – My father Jason Mezlaks, died unexpectedly Tuesday August 2nd due to fainting and hitting his face on pavement. He was 43, turning 44 in November. This unexpected passing has left his family in complete shock and we are asking for help only towards funeral cost/expenses. He was a natural lover of all sports.

https://tinyurl.com/3czmsymj

Joan D. Banocy, 76

August 4, 2022

Derry, PA – Joan D. Banocy died unexpectedly Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, at Excela Latrobe Hospital. Family was everything to her. She loved flowers, gardening, the beach and most of all crafts.

No cause of death reported.

https://obits.nola.com/us/obituaries/triblive-tribune-review/name/joan-banocy-obituary?id=36141907

Lyle Miller, 20 months 

August 6, 2022

LaGrange, IN – Lyle James Miller, 20-month-old son of LeRoy F. and Edna (Yoder) Miller died unexpectedly August 5, 2022, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

No cause of death reported.

https://obits.mlive.com/us/obituaries/kpcnews/name/lyle-miller-obituary?id=36155188

Ricardo Melendez, 67

August 6, 2022

Waukesha, WI – Ricardo Melendez died unexpectedly August 3, 2022. Ricardo was a huge movie buff and loved music. He also found enjoyment in going for walks, going to the local coffee shops, gaming, going to the casino and writing poetry.

No cause of death reported.

https://obits.pennlive.com/us/obituaries/name/ricardo-melendez-obituary?id=36157650

Died a month after a throat cancer diagnosis:

Lars Tate, 56

August 4, 2022

Athens, Ga. — Lars Tate, part of a long line of Georgia running back greats who went on to play three seasons in the NFL with Tampa Bay and Chicago, has died, the school announced Tuesday. He was 56. Tate died late Monday in St. Petersburg, Florida, about a month after being diagnosed with throat cancer, his son, Donavan Tate, told the Athens Benner-Herald.

Tate led the Bulldogs in rushing in 1986 and ’87, finishing his college career with 3,107 yards — the sixth-most in school history. Herschel Walker and Nick Chubb were the only Georgia backs with more carries than Tate’s 615 from 1984-87.

Donavan Tate said his father was set to begin chemotherapy this week. “It was kind of sudden,” Tate told the Banner-Herald. “You just thought cancer was the next thing that he was going to overcome. Even in conversations with him, he was in good spirits.”

https://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/Former-Georgia-star-NFL-RB-Lars-Tate-dies-of-17346677.php

Dallas Ryan Edeburn, 30

August 7, 2022

Champlin, MN – Dallas Ryan Edeburn died suddenly on August 1, 2022. Towering in stature and personality, Dallas will be greatly missed. Dallas is survived his wife, Jessica Edeburna and his infant son, Bennett.

No cause of death reported.

https://www.startribune.com/obituaries/detail/0000432983/

Chad Bibler, 54

August 4, 2022

Grove City, OH – Chad Bibler died unexpectedly July 31, 2022, at Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware, Ohio. Chad was a proud member of the NAIA Grace College National Championship men’s basketball team. He coached and assisted with his children’s sports teams. He also loved golfing, cooking and was an avid sports fan. Chad also enjoyed listening to music and could be quite the comedian. He was God fearing, funny and always cared for others. He will be remembered as an over-teacher and a jokester.

No cause of death reported.

https://www.echovita.com/us/obituaries/oh/grove-city/chad-lee-bibler-15029476

Darrell G. Cleveland Sr., 66

August 6, 2022

Orange, MA — Darrell G. Cleveland Sr., 66died unexpectedly at home August 3, 2022 after being stricken ill. Darrell enjoyed Lake Mattawa, whether swimming, boating or ice skating. He also enjoyed hiking and looking at scenery. Darrell also loved riding his motorcycle and taking his dog, “Hell Dog”, along with him.

No cause of death reported.

https://obits.masslive.com/us/obituaries/atholdailynews/name/darrell-cleveland-obituary?id=36151252

“Died suddenly” after an indoor workout:

Emilie Claire Woerner, 29

August 7, 2022

Fort Worth, TX – Emilie Claire Woerner, 29, passed away suddenly on August 3, 2022, after completing a routine indoor running workout. Emilie was a thoughtful, generous person who would light up a room with her engaging personality, connecting people and building relationships that turned into countless friendships she maintained through the years. She was active in many community activities, including serving on committees for the Davey O’Brien Foundation’s Football Kickoff Tailgate event, and the Baylor Scott & White All Saints Heath Foundation’s Beyond the Bag event.

No cause of death reported.

https://obits.dallasnews.com/us/obituaries/dallasmorningnews/name/emilie-woerner-obituary?id=36163547

Seamus Palmer O’Donnell, 50

August 3, 2022

Seamus Palmer O’Donnell, 50passed away suddenlyunexpectedly, and much too soon on Aug. 3, 2022, at his Metairie, LA, home. Seamus’s stories, humor, wit and gracious selflessness will be missed by all who were blessed to know him. Seamus enriched the lives of everyone he met, as evidenced by his many long and loyal friendships spanning time and distance. To know him was to love him and be loved by him. An extraordinary conversationalist, Seamus truly enjoyed learning other people’s stories. His own stories, though, were his hallmark, and his retelling of even mundane encounters would have his audience laughing so hard they cried. His passing leaves an insufferable void which will not be filled, but he will live on in the hearts of his cherished family and friends through the fantastic stories and memories they shared.

No cause of death reported.

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/new-orleans-la/seamus-odonnell-10873826

Jacqueline Sue Krupitzer, 50

August 5, 2022

Clarion, PA – Born on September 25, 1972, she is a daughter of Donald Walter Krupitzer, Jr. and Diane Sue Porter Krupitzer. She loved to tend her garden, make various crafts, canning, and cooking family meals.

She worked at Barr’s Insurance for 20 years, and recently transferred to a job, working out of her home, with Hilb Insurance in Virginia. Jacqueline is survived by one son, Devin L. Stevenson and his wife, Anna of Oil City and her three grandchildren, Evan, Jaxson, and Holland Stevenson. Also surviving is Jason Rodgers, Jacqueline’s significant other of many years, and her beloved cat, Salt.

No cause of death reported.

https://www.exploreclarion.com/2022/08/05/jacqueline-sue-krupitzer/

Jonathan Schachter, 68

August 8, 2022

Pittsburgh, PA – Jonathan Schachter died unexpectedly July 25, 2022. He was gregarious and bold, marching to his own beat, even from early childhood. He was never a follower, he was always a leader. His motor was always running and couldn’t sit still even as a child. Jonathan was somebody who was truly committed to community; he cared for Pittsburgh’s ‘abandoned’ cemeteries since 2017. He did what he had to do and got it done, whether people knew about it or not. “I take great satisfaction in maintaining something that needs to be taken care of, out of respect for those buried there…”, Schachter told the Chronicle in September 2015.

No cause of death reported.

https://jewishchronicle.timesofisrael.com/jonathan-schachter-jcba-stalwart-dies-unexpectedly/

Mark C. Petersen, 38

August 3, 2022

Bernardston, MA — Mark C. Petersen, 38, of Bernardston died unexpectedly on August 3, 2022 at home. Mark was a high school athlete excelling in many areas including track, javelin at states, hockey, and football. Mark was an outdoorsman; he appreciated time in nature. He enjoyed sharpening his bow hunting skills at various archery competitions and courses in the area. He was most happy hunting with his father and Uncle Billy and his many hunting buddies throughout the many hunting seasons. He also enjoyed fishing from a young age and spent many days out on the lake in Meredith, NH with his dad and grandfather. He was a year round camper with his family in New Hampshire.

No cause of death reported.

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/recorder/name/mark-petersen-obituary?id=36159574

Jaak Tirrul

August 8, 2022

We mourn the sudden loss of Jaak Tirrul who passed away in his home in Fort Worth, Texas, on June 8, 2022. Jaak enjoyed his days trading his stocks and seeking adventures on his motorcycle, enjoying good food and the company of his friends. Devoted uncle, friend, brother-in-law, brother, and son, he was always there for support, guidance and to share a laugh and a story. Well-travelled, intelligent, driven, and funny; his sudden passing has left a hole in the many lives he had always been a constant figure in.

No age or cause of death reported.

https://necrocanada.com/obituaries-2022/jaak-tirrul-2022/

Paul Lamison, 57

August 8, 2022

Tampa, FL – It is with great sadness that the family of Paul “Tatay” Lamison announce his sudden passing August 3, 2022. Paul was a joyful soul who delighted in making others laugh and celebrating life’s big and small moments. He enjoyed playing softball. listening to music and riding his Vespa around the city; he was Tampa Bays biggest fan.

No cause of death reported.

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/tampa-fl/paul-lamison-10873888

Callum McDougall, 36

August 5, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Callum James McDougall on August 1, 2022 at the age of 36 years. Callum was born on April 23, 1986, in Owen Sound. He was currently living in Miami, Florida. After graduation he studied Electrical Technology at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario.

Callum then started his career working with renewable energy technology, wind turbines and solar power. This work resulted in much travel around North America and China, and ultimately a move to the USA. Callum was bright and intelligent. The most common description of Callum was that he would “light up the room” when he walked in. Callum was also very much loved by his family in the UK with whom he maintained contact, despite the distances involved. Missing him greatly from the family are his Grandma, uncle, Aunt, and cousins and their children. Callum was also much loved by his extended family in Canada and around the world.

No cause of death reported.

https://necrocanada.com/obituaries-2022/callum-mcdougall-april-23-1986-august-1-2022-age-36/

Eric R. Byrd, 36

August 7, 2022

Eric R. Byrd, 36, of Bardstown, KY, died unexpectedly from a stroke Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. He was born in Louisville on March 17, 1986, to Charles Michael Byrd and Debra Lynn (Jones) Byrd. He enjoyed playing football, fishing with his family and friends, hunting, the outdoors, and truly loved his nieces and nephews.

http://nelsoncountygazette.com/?p=54841

Justin N. Payne, 26

August 8, 2022

Ligonier, PA- Justin N. Payne died unexpectedly Aug. 4, 2022. He was born March 25, 1996, in Latrobe, a son of Michael A. and Betty E. (Brant) Payne of Ligonier. In addition to his parents, Justin is survived by his brother, Jason Payne (Laurel) of North Huntingdon Township; his two sisters, Jenna Payne Saunders (Zach) and Julia Payne, all of Ligonier; maternal grandparents, Thomas and Diane Brant of Ligonier; paternal grandparents, Thomas and Nichol Page of North Huntingdon Township; a niece, Anastasia, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

No cause of death reported.

https://www.latrobebulletinnews.com/obituaries/justin-n-payne/article_b3153811-c5dc-5077-a08c-6f79db5bf2ef.html

Larry Dee Kirby, 70

August 8, 2022

Wellsville, OH — Larry Dee Kirby, 70, of Wellsville died unexpectedly August 5, 2022 at his home. He was born Dec. 25, 1951, in Chester, the son of the late Dee F. and Helen M. (Grafton) Kirby.

No cause of death reported.

https://www.morningjournalnews.com/obituaries/2022/08/larry-dee-kirby/

Robert D. “Buttsy” Butler, 65

August 8, 2022

Binghamton, NY – Robert D. “Buttsy” Butler died unexpectedly August 5th 2022. He is also survived by a large group of south side friends, dozens of cousins and many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and grand-nephews. Robert retired from New York State and went on to work as a handyman and jack of all trades. Bob knew a lot.

No cause of death reported.

https://www.pressconnects.com/obituaries/bps130360

Paula Ann Gearu, 56

August 8, 2022

Chatham, MI – Paula Ann Gearu, age 56, of Chatham, died unexpectedly at her home following a brief illness on Friday, August 5, 2022.

No cause of death reported.

https://www.miningjournal.net/obituaries/2022/08/paula-ann-gearu/

Marcey-Ellen Zophin, 70

August 8, 2022

Newton, MA – Marcey-Ellen (Rosenberg) Zophin unexpectedly died August 1, 2022. Marcey was a one of a kind woman with a big heart and always went out of her way to help anyone who needed her. Marcey treated her daughters friends like they were part of the family. Marcey loved nothing more than spending time with her daughters and grandaughter.

No cause of death reported.

https://www.metrowestdailynews.com/obituaries/pneo0272323

Lee Eric Milligan, 44

August 8, 2022

Austin, TX – Lee Eric Milligan died unexpectedly August 1, 2022, at his home. Lee’s greatest love in life was his children which he adored deeply. Lee was artistically and musically talented, and loved the outdoors He played the violin in the Southwestern University orchestra.

No cause of death reported.

https://www.statesman.com/obituaries/paco0272778

Thomas L. Adrean, Jr., 65

August 8, 2022

Thomas L. Adrean, Jr., 65, passed away unexpectedlyHe was born in Utica, NY, January 14, 1957. Thomas graduated from T.R. Proctor High School and went on to own and operate Adrean’s Body Works, Inc., which was last located in Whitesboro, NY.

No cause of death reported.

https://www.uticaod.com/obituaries/pnys0272387

Michael Hanna, 66

August 8, 2022

Michael Robert “Mike” Hanna, age 66died unexpectedly at his home in Syracuse NY, on Wednesday August 3, 2022. Mike was an avid movie, TV, and music fan as well as a talented guitar player who played in several Utica area bands. In the ’80s Mike and his brother Jim played professionally as the duo Sterling Thomas and were one of the regular acts in the Utica area music scene. He is survived by his two daughters, Harmony Ann (Michael) Collins and Christine Renee (Zachary) Fusco and his four grandchildren.

No cause of death reported.

https://www.uticaod.com/obituaries/pnys0273195

Mark R. Coleman, 63

August 9, 2022

Vernon, NY – Mark R. Coleman, age 63, of Skyline Drive passed away unexpectedly on Sunday August 7, 2022 at St. Luke’s Hospital. Mark spent most of his life on the family farm and continued his love of gardening and animals. His love of music and fireworks was known to all that knew him and his new pleasure was attending Utica Rome Speedway car races with his son Steven and his family. His greatest joys in life came from the times spent with his grandchildren who he adored.

No cause of death reported.

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/oneidadispatch/name/mark-coleman-obituary?id=36180477

Steven Gordon Jones, 70

August 8, 2022

Steven Gordon Jones, age 70, passed away unexpectedly at the Oneida Center in Utica, NY, on Monday, August 8, 2022. For a number of years he was employed by the Progressive Industries. In his leisure time he could relax by listening to country music, especially his favorite singer, Johnny Cash.

No cause of death reported.

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/name/steven-jones-obituary?id=36179947

Ismael Heredia, 52

August 6, 2022

Mr. Ismael Heredia, 52, of Utica, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. Ismael is survived by three sons, a stepdaughter, a granddaughter and 13 siblings. In younger years he enjoyed entertaining his friends with his break-dancing skills, and he also loved music and was an outdoor enthusiast.

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/name/ismael-heredia-obituary?id=36161406

“Died suddenly” of cancer:

Thomas P. Phelps, 54

August 3, 2022

Marcy, NY – Thomas P. Phelps, 54passed away on Monday, August 1, 2022, after a short battle with neuroendocrine carcinoma. Tom joined North Point Defense as a Sr Business Development Manager. Tom was a devoted family man, always putting his family first. He loved to travel, especially to Anna Maria Island and the southern coast of Maine. Tom rarely turned down a chance to play golf.

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/name/thomas-phelps-obituary?id=36132149

Tammy Knight, 61

August 6, 2022

Deer Valley, AZ – Tammy Knight, age 61passed away suddenly on July 21, 2022, at The Honor Health Deer Valley Medical Center in Arizona. Tammy was born in Utica, NY, on April 10, 1961 On January 11, 2013, Tammy was united in marriage to Brian Knight and took up residence in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is guaranteed her favorite tradition was pierogi Sunday at Gram’s house with the family. This past Christmas she taught her grandchildren how to polka to some of Great-Grandma’s favorite Polish Christmas carols.

No cause of death reported.

https://www.uticaod.com/obituaries/pnys0271155

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