Leonard Frederick Fagan
U.S. Air Force veteran
Leonard Frederick Fagan, 68, of Clinton, died Monday, March 8, 2004, at his home.
Born May 2, 1935, in Morgan County, he was the son of Roger and Letha King Fagan.
Mr. Fagan was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He retired from Mullins Carpet as a carpenter salesman.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jim Fagan and Dudley Fagan, and by a sister, Alberta Dimples Mullins.
Mr. Fagan is survived by his wife, Barbara Fagan; two daughters, Angela Poole and husband, Steven, of Clinton, and Donna Parke and husband, Chuck, of Illinois; three sons, Freddy Fagan, Joe Fagan and wife, Meggie, and John Fagan and wife, Stephanie, all of Clinton; and by six grandchildren, Katie Fagan, Murray Fagan and Gwyneth Fagan, all of Clinton, and Bekah Parke, Daniel Parke and Hannah Parke, all of Illinois.
He is also survived by his brother, Harold Fagan, of Oak Ridge; two sisters, Phyllis Hanson and husband, Ken, of Oak Ridge, and June Disney of Kingston; his stepchildren, Kathy and Lynn Bumgardner of Oliver Springs, Missy and Robbie Nolan of Clinton, and Todd and Sonya Linkes of Kansas and their mother, Joyce Linkes, of Clinton; seven stepgrandchildren, Ashley Bumgardner, Adam Bumgardner, Chad Nolan, Ada Nolan, Isaac Nolan, Joshua Linkes and Jonah Linkes; his special friend, Shane Simmons, of Clinton; and by several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 2004, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with Chaplain Clay Mulford officiating.
Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 12, at Fagan Cemetery in Coalfield.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Robert T. Santoro
Former scientist at ORNL
Robert T. Santoro, 68, of Kingston, died Monday, March 8, 2004, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.
According to his family, he was a leading world expert in nuclear radiation research, a retired colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and a long-time distinguished scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
During his 46 years in the field of theoretical, analytic and experimental nuclear physics and engineering, Mr. Santoro authored or co-authored more than 390 professional reports and journal articles and frequently presented papers at scientific meetings around the world. Among his many accomplishments, he was elected Fellow in the American Nuclear Society, and he co-authored a handbook for spacecraft designers that estimated effects of space radiation on astronauts. His calculations determined shielding design criteria for high-energy accelerators at the Fermi Lab, Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Harry Diamond Laboratories. He also developed techniques for using charged and neutral particle radiation in cancer radiotherapy.
In 1993, Mr. Santoro was selected by the Department of Energy to serve as a senior member of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor Joint Central Team at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching, Germany. In 1994, he was appointed to lead the ITER Nuclear Analysis Group and was responsible for all of the nuclear analysis of ITER systems and management of ITER integral experiment programs being performed in Europe and Japan.
After five years in Germany, Mr. Santoro returned to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Computational Physics and Engineering Division, where he assumed leadership roles in several programs with the U.S. Army Nuclear and Chemical Agency, U.S. Army National Ground Intelligence Center, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. Mr. Santoro played a key role in an international effort that resulted in the resolution of the Hiroshima/Nagasaki dose reconstruction discrepancy that has lingered for almost 50 years. He also served on the NATO panel that sets policy for all NATO force operations in nuclear environments.
"He is an enormously creative, productive and enthusiastic researcher," Dan Ingersoll, former head of ORNL's Nuclear Analysis and Shielding Section, once wrote about him.
Joe Pace, a co-worker at ORNL for more than 30 years, said, "He had a rare combination of technical skills and leadership ability - honesty, congeniality and common sense."
Mr. Santoro was also a highly decorated army officer. His awards include the Legion of Merit, two Meritorious Service medals, four Army Reserve Components Achievement medals, three Army Commendation medals, three Army Reserve medals and the National Defense Service medal, among others.
Mr. Santoro was a 1958 graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He made Oak Ridge his home from the time he was a co-op student there in 1956 until his move to Germany in 1993. After returning, he and his wife, Janice Hildebrand Santoro, moved to a lakeside home in Kingston, where his family said he enjoyed fishing and boating, his favorite pastimes.
Despite his highly technical background, with master's degrees in physics from the University of Tennessee and the Oak Ridge School of Reactor Technology, his family said he cultivated many lasting friendships with people from virtually every walk of life. According to his family, Mr. Santoro was a frequent early morning visitor at Brackett's Barbershop in Kingston, where he engaged locals in playful debates on politics, world events, race, religion, family and sports.
Mr. Santoro was born July 24, 1935 in Newark, N.J. and grew up in nearby Little Silver, N.J.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Santoro.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Santoro is survived by his daughter, Lori Santoro and husband, Craig Miller, of Knoxville; and by two granddaughters Marcela and Lorena, both of Knoxville.
He is also survived by his mother, Edith Santoro; his brother, Donald Santoro; his sister, Marion MacLaughlin and husband, Donald; his niece and nephew, Melissa MacLaughlin and Christopher MacLaughlin, all of Little Silver.
A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 2004, at St. Mary's Catholic Church.
A military burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 12, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of contributions to Casa de Sara, P.O. Box 30306, Knoxville, TN 37930-0306.
The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service.
Weatherford Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Lillian Roberts
NY Church of Christ member
Mary Lillian Roberts, 97, of Oak Ridge, died this morning, March 11, 1999, at NHC HealthCare of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Roberts was a member of New York Avenue Church of Christ.
She was born in Stewart County on Dec. 4, 1901, the daughter of William Buckner Pugh and Manie Hargis Pugh.
Mrs. Roberts taught piano for several years, her family said.
She was the widow of William Curtis Roberts, who died Oct. 16, 1977. She was a member of Clarksville Chapter 303 of the Order of Eastern Star.
She is survived by two daughters, Ann R. Potter and her husband, James H. Potter, and Martha Kahl and her husband, Keith G. Kahl, all of Oak Ridge; her sister, May Acree of Sarasota, Fla.; and six grandchildren, Jim Potter and his wife, Judy Potter, of Clarksville, Ann P. Slater and her husband, Tom Slater, of Raleigh, N.C., Ivy P. Hines of Sarasota, William Keith Kahl and his wife, Tina Kahl, and Mary Kahl Monroe and her husband, John Monroe, all of Knoxville, and Kathy Kahl Arey and her husband, Mel Arey, of Charlotte, N.C.
Mrs. Roberts is also survived by nine great-grandchildren, Madison Kahl of Knoxville, Kristen Arey, Ashley Arey and Lauren Arey, all of Charlotte, Christy Potter and Kelly Potter, both of Clarksville, and Andy Slater, Beth Slater and Will Slater, all of Raleigh; and two nieces, Dottie Cutrell and Sara Fleuty, both of Sarasota.
Vi Heskett and Virginia Miller, both of Oak Ridge, were considered special friends.
Her grandson, William "Willie" Potter, died in 1978, and her brother, James Edward Pugh, also died earlier.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, March 12, at Weatherford Mortuary.
A graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with minister David Wallace officiating.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to East Tennessee Christian Services, 4638 Chambliss Ave., Knoxville, TN 37919.
Willie Mae Russell
Former market clerk
Willie Mae Russell, 70, of Coalfield, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Russell had worked at Kathy's Market and Deli before retirement.
She was born in Sevierville on Nov. 19, 1928, the daughter of James and Elvira R. Whaley, who are deceased. She had lived in this area for 50 years.
Mrs. Russell was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She was the widow of Junior Powell Russell.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Miller Russell of Coalfield; two sons, Johnny Russell and Wayne Russell and his wife, Peggy, all of Coalfield; her grandchildren, Natasha Fritts and her husband, Scott, Jonathan Russell, Joshua Russell, Tracie Russell, Rachel Russell, James Russell, Ken Collins and Chris Collins; and four step-grandchildren, Bill Harper, Kurtis Harper, Vallie Miller and Nick Miller.
Mrs. Russell is also survived by three sisters, Aline Souder of Pasadena, Fla., Naomi Gill of Coalfield and Mildred Wagoner of Orange, Calif.; and four brothers, Benjamin Whaley and James Whaley, both of Chattanooga, Ambrose Whaley of Dupo, Ill., and Eugene Whaley of New Athens, Ill.
Another son, Kenneth Collins, and a brother, Fred Whaley, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 12, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs with the Rev. Billy Edmonds and the Rev. Mack Smith officiating.
Burial with a graveside service will take place at noon Saturday, March 13, at Estes Cemetery of Coalfield.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Ada Robbins Misek
Clinton civic leader
Ada Faith Robbins Misek, 74, of Clinton, died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, at her home of cancer.
Mrs. Misek was retired as a supervisor in the accounting department at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In addition to her regular responsibilities, she developed training programs for the employees, her family said.
She had also taught classes in the Oak Ridge school system's Adult Education Program.
Mrs. Misek was a certified professional secretary and also a licensed real estate broker. After working as a real estate agent for the Sellers Real Estate firm, she opened her own firm in Clinton.
After 13 years of night classes, she earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee, graduating magna cum laude. Her family said she accomplished all this while she was employed full-time and was raising two children.
Mrs. Misek was active in First Baptist Church of Clinton. She taught Sunday school classes, sang in the church choir and was the first woman treasurer of the church.
She was also active in community affairs and served as chairman of the interviewing section of the Oak Ridge Historical Society, had served as president of the Business and Professional Women's Club and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Mrs. Misek was named Woman of the Year by the Clinton Jaycettes. She was co-founder of the Anderson County Historical Society and wrote a chapter for the book "Clinton, An Identity Revisited." She was also president of the Clinton chapter of Future Farmers of America Alumni, served on the board of directors of the Anderson County Community Action Commission and Home Aid, and had served as president of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce.
She was also a member of the Holston Rose Society and what the family said was the Oak Ridge Choral Society.
She was the daughter of Jerome and Jemima Duncan Robbins, who are deceased.
Mrs. Misek is survived by her husband of 56 years, L.J. Misek; her daughter, Ada Ann Clark of Clinton; her son, Laddie Jerome Misek and his wife, Brenda, of Farragut; her grandson, Robert Clark; and her granddaughter, Tracey Misek.
She is also survived by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Bridges and her husband, Hamilton, of Clinton, Ruth Braden of Knoxville, Edith Mitchell and her husband, Kenneth, of Dickson, Bonnie Wilson and her husband, William, of Mount Airy, Md., Edward Rice of Newport and Wendell Jones of Knoxville; and by several nieces and nephews.
Three sisters, Ester Rice, Marjorie Wallace and Claudia Jones, and her grandson Steven Clark died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 12, at First Baptist in Clinton with the Rev. Samuel Dean officiating.
Burial will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Clinton.
The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the church.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the Music Committee at First Baptist Church, 222 N. Main St., Clinton, TN 37716; or to the American Cancer Society, in care of Lee Costanzo, 103 Case Lane, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is handling arrangements.