Sunday, May 12, 2013
Donations can be made in Kaplan's name to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Sanford Allen Kaplan, 82, of Newton, passed away on May 6, 2013. Kaplan was the beloved husband of Phyllis (Goldberg) for 55 years. He leaves behind Marc Kaplan of Wayland, Elissa Kaplan & her partner Pamala of N.J., Roanne Kolvenbach & her husband John of Manhattan, Laurence "Larry" Kaplan and his wife Tara, of India, and Marina Kaplan of Wayland, his obituary read. Kaplan was also the papa of Eleni, Devon, Doniel, Amalya, Elisheva, Baker, Hollis, Teva, Raya & Jonah. In lieu of flowers, donations in Kaplan's name can be made to support Multiple Myeloma Research, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston MA 02284 or www.dana-farber.org/gift.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Prestejohn founded Cabots with her husband, Joseph, in 1969.
Catherine M. (Prezioso) Prestejohn, 91, founder of Cabot's Ice Cream, passed away on April 26, 2013. Prestejohn and her husband, the late Joseph E. Prestejohn, operated a number of restaurants in the Boston area. The two ran the Center Delicatessen in Arlington and the Boulevard Restaurant in Allston before opening Cabot's Ice Cream in Newtonville in 1969, according to her obituary. Prestejohn worked at the Newtonville restaurant daily with her daughter, Sue, and son, Joe, until shortly before her death, her obituary read. In lieu of flowers donations in Prestejohn's name can be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or www.dana-farber.org/gift. Read Prestejohn's full obituary on the Eaton Funeral …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Kaufmann attended MIT and was an architect for his entire professional life.
Axel Kaufmann, 88, of Newton, passed away on April 22, 2013. Kaufmann was born in Frankfurt/Main, Germany and spent his childhood in Berlin before coming to the U.S. in 1938, according to his obituary. He joined the U.S. Army during World War II and served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific. A graduate of MIT, Kaufmann was an architect his entire professional life, his obituary read. He worked at a number of Boston-area firms before starting his own practice in 1965. He also worked as a design team project manager for Boston's Federal (Moakley) Courthouse. Aside from his career as an architect, Kaufmann was also an avid tennis player who held New England and national rankings, his obituary read. Kaufmann is survived by his wife of 50 years…
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Arico was a 1975 graduate of Boston College.
Salvatore Arico, 90, of Newton, died on April 13, 2013. A Lincoln Road resident, Arico was a 32-year veteran of the Newton Police Department. He's also a former commander of the American Legion Post 440 and past grand knight of the Grand Knights of Columbus, his obituary read. Arico was a 1975 graduate of Boston College. Arico is survived by two children and three grandchildren. His wife of 69 years, Phyllis, passed away in Feburary. In lieu of flowers, donations in Arico's name can be made to the Child and Family Foundation, 811 West Jericho Turnpike, Suite 106E, Smithtown, N.Y. 11787, or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, Mass. 01701. Read Arico's full obituary online.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
A memorial service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church in Newton, MA on Saturday, May 18.
Andy Ross Dilley Marshall, 82, of New London, N.H., passed away on March 2 at her home. Marshall was born in the Lake District of England, but lived much of her life in Newton, according to her obituary. She earned degrees from Huyton Girls College, England and attended the University of California at Berkelee. Marshall was a top twenty player on the U.S. Tennis Circuit and was Wimbledon Tournament and Forest Hills player. She helped create "World Tennis" magazine and was the publication's first editor and writer. She also went on to found the Newton-based organization Community Ventures, which helped provide educational school field trips for students. Marshall, a devoted member of Grace Episcopal Church in Newton, was awarded Freedoms …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
A funeral for Stranahan will be held April 9 at noon at the Second Baptist Church in Newton Upper Falls.
John A. Stranahan, 83, of Marlborough, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2013. Before moving to Marlborough, Stranahan lived in Newton Upper Falls for more than 45 years, according to his obituary. He was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Upper Falls for more than 50 years. Stranahan was born and raised in Brookline and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He earned a degree from the New England School of Art and worked as a Technical Illustrator for GTE in Needham for 25 years, his obituary read. Stranahan and his wife of 55 years, Phyllis, had five children together. Stranahan enjoyed classical music, playing piano, watercolor painting and cartooning, his obituary read. He also spent time learning about history and …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Woo passed away at her home on March 23, 2013.
Emily T. Woo, 92, of Newton, passed away peacefully at her home on March 23, 2013, surrounded by her family. Woo was born in Naking, China in 1920 and was the oldest of six. She was sent by her parents to America as the Japanese occupation threatened their safety in China, according to her obituary. She attended Park College in Missouri and eventually Wellesley College, where she earned a degree in physical hygiene. Woo is survived by her husband of 68 years, Way Dong Woo, with whom she traveled all around the world. Together the two had five children. While bringing up the children and maintaining a full-time job, Woo earned a masters degree in library science from Simmons College. She went on to work as a research librarian at several …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Visiting hours will be held today in Newton and a funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon.
Edward G. York, 85, a longtime Newton resident and Newton firefighter, passed away on Feb. 22. York was born in Newton and worked as a Newton firefighter. He also served in the U.S. Army, according to his obituary. York was married to the late Eleanor York and was a father of seven children. He also had 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. His obituary read: Ed will be remembered for his kind heart and loving ways. He reached out to many in times of need in his own humble way. For all who knew him he was a "song and dance man" at heart. May God bless him! York's death was announced over the Newton Fire radio channel Thursday afternoon. According to those scanner reports, the flag at Newton Fire Headquarters will be at half staff …
Monday, February 18, 2013
In lieu of flowers, donations in Pangburn's memory may be made to MSPCA Angell Memorial Animal Hospital.
Nathaniel Alden Hoover Pangburn, 26, of Newton, passed away on Feb. 1, 2013. Pangburn was a 2004 graduate of Newton North High School, according to his obituary, and loved spending time outdoors hiking, sailing and swimming. Aside from his love for the outdoors, Pangburn was devoted to animals. He also enjoyed playing music, baking and reading about literature, philosophy, history and politics, his obituary read. Pangburn is survived by his mother, Claudia W. Hoover, of Newton, father David A. Pangburn, of Harvard, sisters Margaret and Liv Pangburn, of Newton, and grandmother Elizabeth. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Pangburn's memory to the MSPCA Angell Memorial Animal Hospital.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Friends, family and colleagues paid tribute to Ward 1 Alderman-at-Large Carleton Merrill at a funeral service in Newton Tuesday.
As dozens of city employees, local aldermen and state officials packed the pews at the Newton Cemetery Chapel Tuesday morning, it was clear the impact Carleton Merrill had on Newton and his colleagues in elected office. "I describe him as the perfect role model for public service," said Board of Aldermen President Scott Lennon. "He was warm, engaging, caring, dedicated, hard working -- but most importantly, what I learned from him, is that he was a great listener." Lennon gave the eulogy Tuesday morning inside the modest chapel, which was adorned simply with a handful of bright bouquets. A wooden casket rested at the front of the hall alongside a crisp, folded American flag. Despite the somber circumstances, Tuesday morning's service was …