Helen Wainwright Evans, 96 of Sanibel died Sunday, June 13, 2004. She had been a resident here for the past 6 years formerly of Chicago, IL.
Mrs. Evans was the beloved mother of Barbara McGuffin of Sanibel, sister of Caroline McGivern of Evergreen, IL, grandmother of William White, Virginia Rasmussen, Doug Evans, Amy Evans, and David McGuffin, and great-grandmother of 10. She was preceded in death by her son, Glen W. Evans.
Arrangements are private. Memorials may be made to Hope Hopsice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908.
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George C. Hauss a.k.a. George Carter of Ft. Myers died Monday June 7, 2004 at Hospice House in S. Ft. Myers.
He is survived by his wife Betty Lou Hauss, daughter Melody Hauss, son George C. Hauss III, grandson Anthony Estrada and granddaughter Lilly Estrada.
George and Betty Lou had a country band called Northwest Passage and played music in the Ft. Myers area for many years.
Memorial services will be held Sunday, June 20th at 5 PM at the Hospice House Administration Bldg., located at 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers. For further information call 939-7868.
Mary Elizabeth Kelly, 85, of N. Ft. Myers passed away on Friday, June 11, 2004 in N. Ft. Myers.
Mary was born September 3, 1918 in Sandlot, Pennsylvania. She worked for FHA during WWII in Washington, D.C. She was a devoted wife and mother. She was preceded in death by son Paul, age 17 in 1979 and husband James in December 1996.
She is survived by daughters, Suzanne of N. Ft. Myers, Deborah of Bokeelia; grandchildren, Meghan, Wayne, Julia and Jennifer, great-grandchildren, Kirsten, Clara and Kaitlin.
A memorial service is set for 10 AM Saturday, June 19, 2004 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 2628 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway E., Cape Coral, FL 33909.
William E. Kennedy, 70, of Ft. Myers passed away June 14, 2004. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Horizon Fuenral Home & Cremation Center.
Susannah J. Nolan, 87, of Ft. Myers, passed away June 13, 2004. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Horizon Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
John A. O'Brien, Jr., 75, of Ft. Myers passed away June 12, 2004.
He is survived by his wife, Sara, children, Leslie Nelson of Salem, Oregon, John A. O'Brien, III of Bonita Springs, Peter (Patti) O'Brien of Cape Coral, step-children, Kirk (Mary) Geigick and Erik (Jennifer) Geigick both of Stow, Ohio, and Lani (David) Hack of Hudson, Ohio. He also leaves 10 grandchildren.
John was a member of Temple Beth Shiloh and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday June 17th at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery at 2:00 PM. A service of remembrance will be held at a later date at Temple Beth Shiloh.
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Charles R. Shipley, Jr., brilliant innovator in the field of electronic chemicals, and former Chairman of the Board of Shipley Company, passed away on June 13, 2004 at his home in Sanibel, Florida. He was 86.
Mr. Shipley grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where his father was President of John Wanamakers. He graduated from Lawrencville School in 1935 and attended Yale University. He Served with the United States Navy as a procurement specialist during World War II with the rank of lieutenant.
Beginning with a modest research lab in their home in Auburndale (Massachusetts), Mr. Shipley and his wife, Lucia, founded Shipley Company in 1957. The Company became profitable after only 18 months. Revolutionizing the emerging printed circuit industry, Shipley Company introduced catalysts to the market, resulting in it becoming the leading producer of reliable chemical deposition processes. The Shipleys likewise pioneered positive working photoresists for the semiconductor industry.
When Shipley Company was merged with Rohm and Haas Company in 1992, its workforce had grown to 1,000 members and annual sales exceeded $200 million. More than 20 United States patents in the electronics field had been issued in Mr. Shipley's name. After the merger, the Shipley's son, Richard, continued as President of Shipley Company, now called Rohm and Haas Electronic Chemicals, LLC, and served as its Chairman until 2004.
Raj L. Grupta, CEO of Rohm and Haas Company, issued the following statement:
'Charlie Shipley was widely recognized as an inventive genius, a wildly successful entrepreneur, and man of uncompromising principles. However, on a personal level, I have the highest respect for his affinity for the common man, and his ability to inspire those with whom he worked. This trait remains a hallmark of the Shipley family, and the Shipley organization.
The visionary technology he helped to create and to refine remains critical to the production of today's most powerful semiconductor chips. In no small measure. Charlie's work is the foundation upon which Rohm and Haas Company's $1 billion electronic business has been successful.'
Mr. Shipley stood for refusing to accept the impossible, and for finding ways to obsolete competitive products as well as those of his own company. It is noteworthy that Mr. Shipley took only one chemistry course in college, and yet his research led to Shipley Company's business of enabling technologies, i.e., chemistry for the fast paced semiconductor, printed wiring board and electronic packaging markets. Both Mr. and Mrs. Shipley were renowned for focussing on Shipley Company customers and for integrity and commitment to Shipley Company members. They were close partners in the business and in their private life.
In 1984, Mr. Shipley was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science by Clarkson University 'for his creative effort as an inventor and for the entrepreneurial talents which enabled him to establish an international corporation:.
In 1985, Mr. and Mrs. Shipley were awarded the Winthrop-Sears Medal by the Chemical Industry Association for Entrepreneurial Achievement. In 1990, they received the SEMI (Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International Trade Organization) award for their outstanding and lasting contribution to the electronic chemicals industry.
Following his retirement from Shipley Company in 1992, Mr. Shipley continued his research, both at home and the Company's offices in Marlboro (Massachusetts).
Mr. Shipley was the President of the Charles R. Shipley, Jr. Foundation which, for the past decade, has been a major benefactor of educational institutions throughout the country. MR. Shipley was a member of the Weston (Massachusetts) Country Club and of the Dunes Country Club in Sanibel. Mr. Shipley was an enthusiastic tennis player but their dogs were the passion of the Shipleys. They owned 12 German Shepherds during their marriage of 63 years. Mr. Shipley is survived by his wife Lucia, his son Richard of Needham, Massachusetts, his daughter Helen of Princeton, New Jersey, and by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Burial services for Mr. Shipley will be private.
Steven Dorchak, Jr., LTC(Ret.), 77, Cape Coral, FL, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at Hope Hospice Home, South, after a long battle with Progressive Supra Nuclear Palsy. Steve was born in Chartiers, PA, on Sept. 14, 1926, the son of Mary and Steven Dorchak.
In 1946, he attended the Cincinnati College of Embalming. In 1951, he was a distinguished graduate in Botany, from Duquesne University and was commissioned a 2nd. Lieutenant following his completion of their ROTC program. He subsequently obtained his MBA from the Univ. of Alabama.
His military career included his enlistment in the Army for the last 2 years of WW II. He was later assigned to Korea during the Korean Conflict and served as an Artillery Advance Spotter. Years later, he would again be assigned to Korea for a 1 year tour of duty.
In his off duty time, Steve was instrumental in the building of a Catholic Church for a Leper Colony, using the lumber from old military shipping crates. When he was stationed in Bloomington, Ind., he taught American Military History to the ROTC Cadets at Indiana University. His next assignment was to attend the Command & General Staff College in Levanworth, Ks. While assigned to Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Al., Steve was the Army Material Command and Configuration Manager for the Red Eye Missile Systems.
Among his last assignments at Ft. Benning, GA, Steve served as commander of the 197th. Support Battalion. He retired from the army in 1971 after 22 years of service.
After his military retirement, Steve was employed by American Family Life Assurance Co. in Columbus, GA, as a Vice President and Sales Director for the Northeast Region and Puerto Rico. In 1980, he relocated to Washington, PA, where he opened 'Steve's Beer Distributor'. He retired again in 1990, and relocated in Cape Coral, FL.
Steve had memberships in a plethora of clubs and organizations which included the American Legion, Knights of Columbus, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Elks Club and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Some of Steve's most enjoyable activities in life were those with his children and grandchildren, boating, fishing, football and cruise travel.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Stephanie L. Dorchak, his wife Eleanor Kobrys Dorchak of 26 years, his 2nd wife Marjorie K. Dorchak of 24 years and his sister Bette Witko of Monroeville, PA.
Steve is survived by his son, Bob (Pam) Dorchak, Ft. Myers, Fl., a daughter, Carol D. Edge and sons Dr. Jim (Barbara) Dorchak and Dr. John (Angie) Dorchak, all of Columbus, GA, and a daughter Susan (Russ) Helderman , Matthews, NC; sisters, Anna Burchak, Burton, OH, Eleanor McGowan, Houston, PA; a brother, Daniel Dorchak, Richmond, Va.; 10 grandchildren, Bobby, Blake, Julie, Mike, Blaine & Claire Dorchak and Richard Edge, Ryan Ketterer, Alexis and Russell Helderman.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Steve's name may be directed to the Progressive Supra Nuclear Society, 1838 Greene Tree Road, Baltimore, MD, 21208, www.psp.org or to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908.
Funeral services and interment will be on June 21, 2004, at 10:00 AM in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. Arrangements by Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.