Dec 31-14

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2014: December: Dec 31-14
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:15 am:

We not only come to the end of the month today, but also the end of the year 2014. As is our long-standing custom here at the Pasty Cam, we pause from our usual daily routine to feature a beautiful sunset and reflect upon the names of those that have passed on before us. Today we remember:

Ed (EddyFitz) Chaput
Lillie Cole
Ken Kuntz
Claude Miron
Donald Spear
Sylvia Stephens
Servicemen and women who have given their all

Several of the above names have connections that I would like to mention.

First, Ed (EddyFitz) Chaput - He was a regular poster here on the Pasty Cam, with a vast knowledge of the freighters, having worked on the Edmund Fitzgerald as a young man. We will miss his contributions.

Second, Lillie Cole - She is my sister-in-law, Tricia's Mother and a beautiful southern lady she was.

Third, Ken Kuntz - He is my daughter-in-law, Brenda's Dad. One of the finest, kindest and welcoming man I have ever met and boy, oh boy, could he play the piano.

Fourth, Donald Spear - I worked with him in my early years, at Superior National Bank. Don always had a smile and a laugh to share with everyone.

I will personally miss these folks and the way they touched my life.

We here at Pasty Central we extend our deepest sympathy to all those who have lost a friend or loved one and we invite you to add their names to this page.

Special thanks to Joy Ziemnick for the beautiful photo to remember our loved ones with.

Sadly missed along life's way,
Quietly remembered every day…
No longer in our life to share,
But in our hearts, you're always there.
Author Unknown

Kenty (Dashamo) on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:32 am:

Happy New Year Dad. I'll raise a cold one for you
tonight. Miss you.

By Gary W. Long (Gary_in_co) on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:33 am:

I'll certainly miss EddyFitz and stories of his time on the big ships.

By Phil Kuusisto (Pkuusisto) on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:46 am:

Remembering our parents Norman and Helen Pooley, Ed and Sophie Kuusisto, Aunt Lyle Pooley, our sister in law and dear friend Phyllis Kuusisto, Karen Kuusisto, Janet Trasti, our good buddy Nitz Kumpula, our nephew “The Chief” Churchill, our sweet niece Rosie Churchill, Our niece Bailey Hartmann, our brother in law and friend Wayne Hartmann our sister and best friend Flo Hartmann and our dear sweet baby girl Annie Kuusisto.
We love and miss you all so much.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 10:02 am:

Even though another year is passing, the sweet memories of my husband, Frank, are always fresh.

Condolences to the families of all those you mentioned, Mary.

By David C Cloutier (Dccloutier) on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 10:13 am:

I am so sorry to hear that EddyFitz has passed away. I loved his postings. He was a wealth of knowledge on freighters.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 10:29 am:

David C. I, too, will miss EddyFitz's postings. It's like loosing a friendly knowledgeable neighbor. My sympanthys to his family.

By Just me (Jaby) on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 11:09 am:

Beautiful photo! Gorgeous really. Lots of beauty in
this hard life.

By DEAN SCHWARTZ SR. (Lulu) on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 11:19 am:

In loving memory, My Aunt and God-Mother, Virginia
(Schwartz) Oshmilaski-8/24/1920-12/19/1999.
Charlotte Bacon,age 6,Daniel Barden,age7,Rachel
Davino,age 6, Olivia Engle, age 6, Josephine Gay,
age 7, Ana Marquez-Green, age 6, Dylan Hockley,
age 6, Dawn Hocksprung, age 47,Madeline Hsu, age
6, Catherine Hubbard, age 6, Chase Kowalski,age 7,
Jessee Lewis,age 6,James Mattioli, age 6, Grace Mc
Donnell, age 7, Emille Parker,age 6, Jack Pimto,
age 6, Noah Ponzer, age 6, Caroline Previch, age 6
,Jessica Rekos, age 6, Avielle Richman, age 6,
Lauren Russeau, age30, Mary Serlach,age 56,
Victoria Soto, age 27, Benjamin Wheeller, age 6
Allison Wyatt, age 6. These are the names of the
Children and adults that were killed at the Sandy
Hook School-12/14/2012. If you speak there name
they will not be forgotten.

By Linda Bennett (Roasterchick) on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 02:09 pm:

Terry Bennett, Dale McDonald and Murphy Bennett we miss you.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 02:41 pm:

No deaths in the this family the past month, although Nat did have a scare as her Mom was diagnosed with cancer at the beginning of the month. Thankfully, she has already had her surgery, is back home, and getting stronger everyday. I also concur with the sentiments concerning Ed; he will surely be missed....

Also, I just received three 2015 Pasty calendars today (all great photos, btw) and I noticed on February a glaring mistake! The MTU All-Nighter is not on Friday the 6th, but Wednesday the 4th (the day Nat and I fly into Houghton). How could such a travesty occur????? ;-)

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 02:48 pm:

Thinking about my dad today. Six years ago this
month he passed away, and now I see listed here his
best friend, Block Miron. I didn't know he passed.
He was a great person, wonderful to my mom after my
dad passed. He helped so many people. The world
will miss him. My sympathies to his wife and

By Eric Pohl (Ericmtu) on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 03:16 pm:

"Fill to me the parting glass
And drink a health whate'er befalls
Then gently rise and softly call
Good night and joy be to you all!"

By Lisa Sutinen (Lisasutinen) on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 04:15 pm:

In loving memory of Nancy Rajaniemi my mother, who
passed away on December 27, 2014. We were lucky to
have this one last Christmas with her before she
passed. My father passed away a little over a
year ago, so now they are together in eternal
rest. RIP ma and dad, you both are dearly missed.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 04:16 pm:

In memory of my K-9 Boxer Duke, who went to the Rainbow Bridge on Dec. 30, 2000.

By Walter M Sands (Wsands) on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 04:48 pm:

Please remember the servicemen who have died this month.William H.DuBois 30,Matthew R.Ammerman 29,Wyatt J.Martin,22.Killed 6850.Wounded 52219.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 07:41 pm:

Farewell, Eddie Fitz. Your knowledgeable e-mails to the kids in my
class brought geography and life on the Great Lakes alive for them.

By Donna (Donna) on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:13 pm:

My dear cousin lost his dear friend that I was
honored to meet. Richard Federighi, and I just
learned of Lonzaree Davy's mighty've earned that! See you on the other

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 12:00 am:

Happy New Year.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 07:11 am:

Happy New Year, to one and all...;O)

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 09:00 am:

Lisa, so sorry for the recent loss of your Mother. May God comfort you and your family.

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