Former owner of retail clothing store
WOLFEBORO — Florentine “Judy” Skladzien, 91, formerly of Dryden Drive, Meriden, Conn., died Aug. 14, 2000, at Sunbridge Nursing Home in Wolfeboro, where she had resided since 1997.
She was born March 20, 1909, in Meriden, Conn., daughter of Walter and Elizabeth (Novak) Glazewski.
She owned Judy’s Sub-Deb Shop, a retail clothing store in Meriden, for more than 20 years.
She was a communicant of St. Stanislaus Church in Meriden.
She was the widow of Alfred Skladzien, her husband of 69 years, who died in 1997. She was also predeceased by two sisters, Dorothy Stearns and Pearl Miller, and four brothers, Raymond, Theodore, Edmund and Robert Glazewski.
Family members include a daughter, Mrs. John (Dolores) Mekrut of Moultonborough; a sister, Irene Nawrocki of Meriden, Conn.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A Mass of Christian burial is being celebrated this morning, Aug. 17, at 11 a.m. at St. Cecilia Church, Wolfeboro. Following cremation, inurnment will be in Meriden, Conn.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scleroderma Research Foundation, 2320 Bath St., Suite 315, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.
Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
William A. Karcher, Jr.
Rural route carrier, enjoyed the outdoors
SANBORNVILLE — William A. “Bill” Karcher, Jr., 79, of Sanbornville, died Aug. 12, 2000, at Rochester Manor, after a period of failing health due to Parkinson’s Disease.
He was born March 30, 1921, in Warner, son of Martha (Wilfert) and William A. Karcher, Sr. He had lived in Sanbornville for most of his life.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps 535th Bomb Squadron as an aerial gunner during World War II.
He worked for Spaulding Fibre Co. in North Rochester as maintenance supervisor for 28 years. After retirement, he was a rural carrier for the United States Postal Service.
He enjoyed mountain climbing, hiking, flying, skiing and especially playing “house” with his great-grandchildren.
Family members include his wife of 55 years, Marian E. (Soucy) Karcher; two daughters, Karen Brodzinski and Katherine Picard, both of Rochester; five sisters, Almira Tufts, Addie MacKay, Christine Lessard and Martha Holmes, all of Rochester, and Waneta Wilkinson of Ossipee; a brother, Charles E. Karcher of Rochester; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
There are no calling hours. Friends are welcome to a memorial service Friday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m. at United Methodist Church, 173 Meadow St., Sanbornville, with Pastor Michelle Violette officiating. Burial will follow at Lovell Lake Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to: American Parkinson Disease Assn., Inc., 1250 Hylan Blvd, Suite 4B, Staten Island, NY 10305-1946.
Arrangements are in the care of C.E. Peaslee and Son Funeral Home, Sanbornville.
Joyce N. Irish
NORTH CONWAY—Joyce N. Irish, 68, of North Conway, died Aug. 12, 2000, at Merriman House in North Conway, following a long illness.
She was born in Newport, daughter of the Rev. Paul and Rosalie (Ott) Nystedt.
She grew up in East Andover and Meredith. She moved to North Conway in 1955 and had lived in Center Ossipee since 1963.
She was a graduate of Meredith High School, Class of 1950, and then attended Providence Bible Institute that same year.
Mrs. Irish graduated from Laconia Hospital School of Nursing in 1955, and was a registered nurse at the Memorial Hospital for 18 years, subsequently engaged in private duty nursing for a few years.
She was also a charter member of the White Mountain Chapel, taught child evangelism in various homes throughout the Mt. Washington Valley during the summer as well as teaching at the chapel’s Vacation Bible School.
Mrs. Irish died on her 45th wedding anniversary.
Family members include her husband, Charles D. Irish of Center Conway; her daughter, Rebecca M. Nelson of Milton, Vt.; two sons, Daniel C. Irish of Goffstown, and Timothy G. Irish of North Conway; three grandchildren; two brothers, David Nystedt of Tamworth, and Walter Nystedt of West Ossipee; four sisters, Martha Kelsey of New Jersey, Nellie Teasdale of Illinois, Caroline Nystedt of New York City, and Karen Nystedt of New Jersey; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Tuesday at the White Mountain Chapel in Conway, with the Rev. Nelson Houston and the Rev. Robert Irish officiating. Burial was in the Conway Village Cemetery.
Donations may be sent to the White Mountain Chapel, Conway, NH 03818.
Longtime volunteer at Huggins Hospital
WOLFEBORO — Martha McKim Minault, 94, died May 8, 2003, peacefully, in Wolfeboro.
She will be remembered fondly by the many people she helped during her 2,500-hour service as a volunteer at Huggins Hospital as one of the few people who could figure out the Medicare system.
In her last months, following a stroke in December, she was a model patient at Huggins and an inspiration to everyone who knew her for her will to recover. She was able to go home to her cottage on Rust Pond in March and stayed there, enjoying the view of Copple Crown and her many flowering plants, until two days before her death, from renal failure.
She was born Aug. 23, 1908, in Follansbee, W.Va. She grew up in St. Petersburg, Fla., and attended Florida State University in Tallahassee.
She married Paul A. Minault, a native of France, in 1933. They eventually made their home in Pennsylvania, where he taught French at the Hill School in Pottstown and then at William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia. Mrs. Minault also taught school, ending her career teaching in the junior school at Penn Charter.
Over the years, they spent summers in Wolfeboro, where Paul was associated with the then Hill School Camp. They built a cottage on Rust Pond and made it their year-round residence following their retirement. Mr. Minault died in 1997.
Family members include two daughters, Dee Minault, an art conservator in private practice in Nashville, Tenn., and Gail Minault, a professor of history at the University of Texas in Austin; son-in-law Leon Ellsworth and granddaughter Laila Minault, both of Austin, Texas.; and two sisters, Martena Hancy of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Edythe Yeamans of Brevard, N.C. She will also be missed by her many friends and especially her bridge-playing circle in Wolfeboro.
There will be no funeral. A celebration of her life will be held later in the summer.
Memorial donations may be made to Huggins Hospital or to the Wolfeboro Public Library.
Ruric W. Jordan, Jr.
World War II veteran, retired teacher
WOLFEBORO — Ruric Wardner Jordan, Jr., 86, died May 8, 2003, at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro due to lung cancer.
He was born April 11, 1917, in Holderness, son of Ruric Wardner Jordan, Sr., and Alice May (Owen) Jordan.
He served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Air Corps in the Philippines. He received a bachelor of education degree from Plymouth Teachers College in 1951, a master of arts from Columbia University in 1952, and did two years of additional graduate study at Columbia.
He retired from teaching at Fox Lane High School in Bedford, N.Y., in 1979 and returned to New Hampshire in 1987.
Family members include his wife of 53 years, Thelma (Gove) Jordan; a sister, Elizabeth Minickiello of Westmoreland; and several nieces and nephews.
There are no calling hours or services.
Memorial donations may be made to VNA-Hospice, South Main Street, PO Box 1620, Wolfeboro, NH 03894.
The Cremation Society of New Hampshire assisted the family with arrangements.
Lakeside resident for many years
WOLFEBORO — Joan Dannehower Kofoed, 73, of Wolfeboro and of Vero Beach, Fla., died Saturday, April 26, 2003.
She was born in Norristown, Pa., to Gilbert Lane Dannehower and Elizabeth Van Tassel Dannehower. She graduated from Stephens College, Mo.
She married Jack Kofoed and they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Dec. 7, 2000.
Mrs. Kofoed lived in Wolfeboro for one year at the Taylor Community at Back Bay and attended All Saints Episcopal Church. She previously lived on Lake Winnipesaukee on Redding Lane in Moultonborough, which was sold in 1994. Her son and family still have a house next to the old homestead.
In addition to her husband, Jack, family members include her children and their spouses, Peter and Kirstie Kofoed, William and Linda Kofoed and Catherine Kofoed; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Christ Church on Milton Road, Rye, N.Y., at 11 a.m. June 5. A reception will follow in the church parish hall.
A fund has been established at Hospice House, 1111 36th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960, for the creation and maintenance of a Butterfly Garden in memory of Mrs. Kofoed.
Avid bridge player, enjoyed travel
WOLFEBORO — Cleo Shultz, 94, formerly of Melrose and South Yarmouth, Mass., died May 6, 2003, at Huggins Hospital.
She was born in Berwick, Pa. During World War II, she worked as a draftswoman with the Baldwin Locomotive Company in the Philadelphia area. She was honored as Methodist Woman of the Year while living in Massachusetts, was an avid bridge player and was a member of the First Congregational Church sewing group.
She and her husband traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe, often in parades representing the Mounted Patrol Unit of the Boston Shriners group.
She was known for her infectious laugh and always-positive attitude.
She was the widow of Boyd Shultz.
Family members include her children, Ella Roman of Wolfeboro and Bob Shultz of Orange, Calif.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at First Congregational Church in Wolfeboro at a later date.
Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Wolfeboro is in charge of arrangements.