Peter Sammartino, 79, of 8124 Lowell Lane, Little Rock, died Saturday. Peter was born April 12, 1924 in Rochester, New York. He served in the U.S. Army's 363rd Field Artillery Battalion in the Pacific Theater during World War II and graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in chemical engineering. A lover of music, especially jazz, and an avid puzzle solver and chess player, Peter was also a certified Life Master in contract bridge.
A loving father and grandfather, Peter is survived by his wife of 52 years, Tina; his son, Fred Sammartino, daughter-in-law, Brenda van der Beek, and grandchildren, Kevin, Mark, and Tessa, all of North Andover, Massachusetts; his daughter, Gael Sammartino, and son-in-law, Jim Hathaway, of Little Rock, and two sisters, Rita Julian and Irene Percas, both of Rochester, New York.
The family will receive visitors at the home of Gael and Jim, 327 Midland, Little Rock, on Tuesday, March 30, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Services will be private, and rather than flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Peter's name to the Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation or Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries.
Charles Lewis Schneider
Charles Lewis Schneider, age 83, of Little Rock, died March 20, 2004. He was born on August 3, 1920 in North Little Rock, Arkansas to the Late Harry and Ester Schneider. He was a member of Temple B'Nai Israel. Mr. Schneider was a WWII Veteran having served as a pilot with the Army Air Corp. He was a captain with the Coast Guard Auxiliary, he also Captained many ships in international waters. Mr. Schneider also served as Captain for the now retired Channel 7 yacht and was a member of the Little Rock Yacht Club. He was a charter member of the North Little Rock Rotary Club and a member of a local investment group. Mr. Schneider was a third generation owner and operator of Schneider's Inc. Men's Clothing, Tailoring and Uniform Store located at 114 North Main in North Little Rock. Other than boating, he enjoyed traveling, fishing, playing the piano, dancing and listening to Big Band Music. His kindness touched many lives.
Mr. Schneider was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Ann. He is survived by his children; Debbie Schneider, Carol Bourland, Chris Schneider and his wife Sue all of Dallas, and John Schneider of Sacramento, CA; his grandchildren, Charles David Raimbault and his wife Sveta, Jennifer Bourland, Brent Bourland, Jeffrey Schneider, Andrew Schneider, and Joseph Schneider all of Dallas; two great grandchildren, Nicholas and Mathew Raimbault also of Dallas. Mr. Schneider is also survived by two sisters; Joyce Ehrenberg of Little Rock and Dena Bock of New York, and his dearest companion for many years, Jane Mendel of Little Rock.
A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at Temple B'Nai Israel with Rabbi Eugene Levy officiating. The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Doyle L. Waring
Doyle L. Waring, age 87, of Little Rock passed away on March 6, 2004. He worked for many years in the LP Gas industry. He was a World War II Pilot and a member of The Air Force Reserve. He was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Eva Sullivan Waring, two daughters, Eva Beth Trumbower, (William) of Columbia, MO. And Joan Whitlock, (George) of Fort Worth, TX ; three grandsons, Chris Davis (Valarie) of Benton, Brad Davis of Fort Worth, TX, William Trumbower (Eliza) of Columbia, Missouri; two granddaughters, Elisabeth Trumbower, San Francisco, CA, and Amanda Short (Rusty) of Little Rock;one great grandson, Cooper Davis of Benton; one brother, Roy Waring of Memphis, TN ; four sisters, Inez Hall, Emma Andrews, Maxine Hurley of Searcy, AR, and twin sister, Dorothy Bevans of Little Rock.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday at Pinecrest Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Marjorie Stovesand, age 76, of Stuttgart, died Saturday, August 28, 2004 at Stuttgart Regional Medical Center. She was born August 21, 1928 to the late Claude C. Brown and Vida Mae Dockery Brown. She grew up in Stuttgart and attended Stuttgart High School. Margie was married to Ed Stovesand on December 13, 1944 and this union has lasted over 59 years. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Gerald, Stoy C., Lloyd and Buster Brown. Her loving husband Ed survives her as does her daughter Claudia Hogue (Jerry) of Fayetteville and her son Jay Stovesand (Debbie) of Carlisle. Four grandchildren survive her, Melissa Broadhurst of Fayetteville, Jason and Eric Stovesand of Carlisle and Erin Stovesand of Fayetteville. In addition she is survived by three great grandchildren, Hannah Neyens of Fayetteville and Meyah and Aden Stovesand of Carlisle. Margie is also survived by one devoted sister, Vida Marie Ruff of Stuttgart who has shared her home with Margie and Ed for the past twenty three years. Two special friends, Katie Heien and Glynadean Thomas, both of Stuttgart also survive her as do many other relatives and friends.
She was a devoted mother and homemaker and in earlier years had worked at Hartley Flying Service, Grant's Liquor Store and Weaver's Liquor Store.
The family will be at the Ruff home at 501 East 6th in Stuttgart. Memorials are requested to the Stuttgart Agricultural Museum, St. John's Lutheran Church or a charity of the donor's choice.
Visitation will be held Monday, August 30 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the chapel of St. John's Lutheran Church, 5th and College Streets in Stuttgart. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 31 at St. John's Lutheran Church with burial to follow at Lone Tree Cemetery.
John Douglas Christian, Sr.
John Douglas Christian, Sr., of Little Rock died Saturday, August 28, 2004, at St. Vincent Infirmary. He was born on November 29, 1918, in Rocky Mount, North Carolina to Douglas Lee and Mary Ella Christian. He is preceded in death by his parents and an elder brother, Mansfield Lee.
He is survived by his wife of nearly sixty years, Virginia Rupprecht Christian, his children, John Douglas Christian, Jr. and Lee-Ann & Mitch Jansonius, all of Little Rock, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was a longtime member of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church. He was a cum laude graduate of Wake Forest College Medical School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Temple University Medical School in Philadephia. He served his internship at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem and his residencies in orthopaedic surgery at Kennedy Veterans Administration Hospital in Memphis and Arkansas Children's Hospital.
Dr. Christian served in the armed forces for three years during World War II, and was discharged with the rank of major.
He was a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery; fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; past councilor for the Mid-Central States Orthopaedic Society; past secretary-treasurer and president of the Arkansas Orthopaedic Society; past chief of staff, vice chief of staff and chief of Orthopaedics at St. Vincent Infirmary. He held memberships in the Southern Medical Association, American Medical Association, Arkansas State Medical Society and the Pulaski County Medical Society.
Dr. Christian was a founding partner in the TCS Orthopaedic Clinic (now Ortho Arkansas). He was an assistant clinical professor at the University of Arkansas College of Medicine, and served as a consultant to the Arkansas Crippled Children's Service and the Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center.
He was an avid golfer and fisherman. He at one time played in as many as three standing foursomes a week at Pleasant Valley Country Club. He maintained a membership at Old River Fishing Club in Scott, Arkansas, where he caught enough crappie to provide fish fillets for his extended family and numerous friends and neighbors for many years. A raconteur of some note, he enjoyed a witty story and considered the pun the highest form of humor. In his later years he continued his interest in the outdoors and in nature conservation. At the time of his death he was involved in a project to reread his complete set of the writings of Mark Twain.
The family will receive friends at Ruebel Funeral Home from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, August 30. A memorial service will be held at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, August 31.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church or to the Nature Conservancy.
Daisy Nuckols Aydelott
Daisy Nuckols Aydelott, 88, of Little Rock, died Monday, August 9, 2004. She was born December 2, 1915, in Tyro, AR to the late John Martin and Gertrude Brown Nuckols.
Mrs. Aydelott was valedictorian of Little Rock Central High School in 1933 and was awarded a full scholarship to Barnard College in New York and to the University of Arkansas. She was a long-time member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Little Rock and a member of its Altar Guild. She implemented and organized the computerized records system at the State Treasurer's Office, where she was head administrator until retirement in 1980.
She is survived by two sons, Alfred Aydelott of Weston, MA, and Martin Aydelott of Minneapolis, MN, four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and numerous nieces, nephews, and their descendants.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, August 13, 2004, at the Ruebel Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 310 W. 17th St., Little Rock, AR 72206, or to the American Heart Association, Memorial & Tribute Processing Center, P.O. Box 1653, Topeka, KS 66601-1653.
Dr. Craig W. Borden, M.D.
Dr. Craig Warren Borden, 88, of Little Rock, Arkansas died Monday July 19, 2004 at St. Vincent's Hospice Care. He was born August 31, 1915 in Springboro, Ohio and was the son of Dr. Carl and Ethel Borden.
Dr. Borden attended Oberlin College and received his medical degree from the Harvard Medical School in 1941. He served as an Army physician in the Pacific Theater during World War II from 1943 to 1946.
From 1947 to 1953 Dr. Borden was a Professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School. In 1953 he relocated to Chicago and for twenty-four years was associated with Northwestern University and the V.A. Research Hospital.
Throughout his career, Dr. Borden was dedicated to high standards of patient care, teaching and research. As Chair of the Medical Service at Northwestern's VA Hospital from 1954-1974, he restructured the third-year clinical clerkship and the training of residents. He excelled at bedside teaching rounds, which were rigorously conducted. His house staff became superb clinicians and some went on to become leaders in organized medicine. A major accomplishment was his work with the American Board of Internal Medicine as Chair of the Oral Examination Committee. He initiated numerous studies and evaluations of the oral exam, which led to its abandonment. His committee recommended that a resident's clinical and bedside skills should be evaluated systematically throughout his/her residency training, which remains a standard of practice today. Dr. Borden served as Vice Chair of the Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine (1970-1971) and was founder and President of the Association of Veterans Administration Chairs of Medicine.
In 1977, Dr. Borden and his wife Stella moved to Little Rock where he worked as Director of Medical Education for Internal Medicine and as Director of Continuing Medical Education for the active staff of St. Vincent's Infirmary. He retired in 1986.
In retirement, he and his wife spent extensive time in Maui and Bayfield, Wisconsin. Dr. Borden's broad interests included classical music, literature, and politics.
Over the years he received various awards including the Northwestern Medical School Teacher of the Year and in 2001 the title of Master of the American College of Physicians. Shortly after Dr. Borden's retirement from Northwestern, plans for an annual Craig W. Borden honorary lectureship were announced.
He was preceded in death by his wife Stella, who died in 1996. He is survived by a niece and a nephew, Lois Fitzpatrick of Blue Grass, Iowa and Craig B. Loucks of Acton, Massachusetts.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 at 1:00 PM at the Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Arkansas Hospice, 5600 W. 12th Street, Little Rock, AR 72204.
Martha Moore Marks Dewey
Martha Moore Marks Dewey, 94, of Little Rock, widow of Lyman Henry Dewey, died Thursday, July 29, 2004 at Parkway Health Center.
A native of Warren, Arkansas, Martha moved to North Little Rock during the war to manager her family's lumber business. A graduate of the University of Arkansas and a member of the Chi Omega Sorority, she was active in both business and civic affairs. Martha met Henry Dewey during World War II when he was stationed at Camp Robinson and after their marriage, Henry worked for Alcoa and Martha continued the family business.
They were both very active in their beloved Winfield Methodist Church, which is now Quapaw Methodist, and enjoyed their mutual love of travel, golf, and antiques. Martha and Henry were authorities on early American silver, and their collection of Paul Revere silver and other pieces was displayed at both the Arkansas Arts Center and the Decorative Arts Museum, where both volunteered their time. To the neighbors and friends on North Monroe Street, Henry and Martha were well known for their hospitality and generosity.
Martha is survived by numerous great nieces and nephews. A special note of gratitude to the wonderful staff of Parkway Health Center who provided loving care to Martha.
Graveside memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 2, 2004 at Roselawn Memorial Park. Cremation arrangements are by Ruebel Funeral Home.
Genevieve DeHaven Emmerling
Genevieve DeHaven Emmerling, of Little Rock, a distinguished figure in music throughout Arkansas and the South, died Sunday. She was 96 years old.
A child prodigy in piano performance, Genevieve Clements grew up in Benton Harbor, Michigan, concretizing and winning many regional competitions. She continued her advanced musical training at the Cosmopolitan School of Music in Chicago, where she studied under Clarence Eidem. In 1927 Genevieve Clements won first place in a national piano competition. The prize for which was a concert grand piano. The following year, Miss Clements made her concert debut at Orchestra Hall in Chicago playing the Piano Concerto in A Minor by Robert Schumann with the Chicago Symphony.
In 1930, Genevieve Clements married Robert DeHaven, a banker, in Benton Harbor and for 15 years she performed and taught in southern Michigan and Chicago. The DeHaven family moved to Little Rock when Bob DeHaven purchased and managed the Two States Fruit Package Company. Genevieve DeHaven became active in, and was elected president of the Little Rock Musical Coterie and the family became members of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Mrs. DeHaven was very active in the life of the Cathedral and was elected president of the Episcopal Church Women. Mr. DeHaven served as Vestryman, treasurer and then Senior Warden of the Cathedral. He died in 1969.
With her own performance career coming to an end, Mrs. DeHaven, now Mrs. Arthur Emmerling became a member of the Board of Directors of the National Federation of Music Clubs of America. For twenty five years, she and Co-Chairman, Mrs. George Jordan of Camden, served as promoters and booking agents for the winners of the National Federation Annual Music Competition. As Young Artists' chairmen they established the tradition of a concert tour throughout the state of Arkansas for a young artist each year in September. She and Mrs. Jordan were responsible for the creation of a 10-day concert tour of the state of Arkansas. They worked with Federated Music Clubs throughout the state and they arranged transportation, housing, and publicity for each city on the tour. This proved to be a welcome opportunity for music groups in the state to present world-class musicians; for the young musicians, it was in many cases, their first real concert tour. Arkansas was the first state in the nation to seize this opportunity and other states soon followed Arkansas' lead. Mrs. Emmerling enjoyed many close friendships among these Young Artists, who have become distinguished, well known professionals and have remained in close touch with her.
Last April, in Jonesboro, the Federated Music Clubs of Arkansas honored Genevieve Emmerling for her extraordinary work with Young Artists.
She was a member of The Washington National Cathedral Association and the Aesthetic Club of Little Rock and presented papers regularly, until her ninetieth birthday. Genevieve Emmerling is survived by her daughter, Cynthia DeHaven Pitcock, assistant professor in Medical Humanities at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, her son-in-law, Dr. James Allison Pitcock, two grandchildren, four great grandchildren and the Arthur Emmerling Family.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, today, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral with the Very Reverend Henry Hudson officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park. Arrangements under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home.
Memorials to Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 310 West 17, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72206 or the Little Rock Musical Coterie, 5706 LaMirado Dr., North Little Rock, AR 72118.