OBITUARIES: Catalina, Briggs, Levy

Lavinia Catalina (1917 – 2016)

ALBANY—Lavinia Catalina of Brainard passed away August 22, 2016, at the age of 99 at St. Peters Hospice Inn.

She is survived by: her daughter, Mary (Frank) Hamilton; sons, Richard, (MaryAnn) Hatch, Sr., and Clifford (Karen) Hatch, Sr.; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Traver, Krisniski, Johnson, Shemels, Stupplebeen

George H. Traver (1918 – 1943)

BETIO, TARAWA ATOLL—PFC George Harry Traver, USMC, born May 7, 1918 was killed in action November 20, 1943 at the age of 25.

He was the son of the late Charles V. Traver and Nellie (Cramer) Traver of Chatham; brother of the late Spencer Traver of Chatham, Frank Traver of Chatham, Pauline (Traver) Bailey of Dalton, MA, and Katherine (Traver) Silliman of Chatham; and uncle to 14 nieces and nephews and their families. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Giurdanella, Calkins, Post

Dorothy Giurdanella (1914 – 2016)

BOLIVIA, NC—Dorothy Margaret (Strahle) Giurdanella, born May 10, 1914, in Chicago, IL, died August 12, 2016 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center.

She was the daughter of Carl Strahle and Eleanor (Osler) Strahle, of Richmond Hill. Her parents instilled a love of travel in her from an early age. Read more…