Sep 30-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: September: Sep 30-02
Sunset at Sedar Bay    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Paula Shipman

Charlie at Pasty Central on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 06:53 am:

Mary Rose Kaifesh
Hilda Karvonen
Gladys Kipina
Arvo Lohela
Eric Ratner
Lila Sitar
Jack Uren

We conclude each month with a peaceful scene from the U.P., and a tribute to friends who have passed on. Thanks to Paula Shipman of Texas for a lovely setting sun at Sedar Bay.

Two of the friends we remember this month were often part of the team of pasty makers you have seen on these pages. Lila Sitar and Hilda Karvonen were both residents at Still Waters for many years, before moving to more advanced care.

Arvo Lohela was born in Laurium in 1919, a recipient of the George Gipp Scholar Athlete Award at Calumet High School, and a bomber pilot in WWII. Another son of the Keweenaw, Jack Uren grew up in Hancock, attended MTU, worked for years for GM in Detroit, and always loved the Copper Country.

Gladys Kipina is one special lady I will personally always remember. In all of my years at Still Waters, Gladys was faithful in supporting the Home each month with a gift from her limited means. It was her way of expressing her support and love for all of the folks involved in the care of the elderly. Gladys will be missed.

As always, you are welcome to leave a note of rememberance on this page.
By RCT on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 07:53 am:

Please add Robert W. Saari to the list.

-Robert Torreano

By Steve Kaifesh on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 10:08 am:

Mary Rose Kaifesh 1902-2002
Missed greatly by her family and friends.

By Ron Sibilsky, Mi. on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 10:17 am:

Please add Louis Sibilsky to the tribute of those who have passed on. Lou will be deeply missed by family, friends and all who were a part of his life.

By one child who remembers on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 10:59 am:

Elwood "Hollywood" LaRochelle passed away this month as well. Every child who grew up in the Calumet-Laurium area over the past 50 years knew Hollywood, a gentle giant of a man whose participation in area parades and other events was legendary.

By Linda in Genesee County on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 12:28 pm:

Lovely Nina Rutter passed away on September 17th. She was born on June 20, 1910. She was my aunt, married to the son of a Cornish copper miner from Mohawk, and she was a truly wonderful woman. She will be missed by all who knew her. Thank you for the opportunity to remember her again.

By Wanda /B/Pennsylvania on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 01:42 pm:

Please add Jerome (Jerry) Bunce to your list. He
loved Michigan, and spent many summers there since childhood in the 1920's.

By ywb/yooperwannabe/Richmond on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 01:52 pm:

Susan Simpson
Robert Simpson
Suzanne Spruytte
Joe Berry

By jack id on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 02:32 pm:

mark sutinen, only 40, a friend i grew up with and hung around, to be gone so early, all the friends in albion location will miss him

By froggy on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 03:20 pm:

I knew a Jim Uren many years ago, but he was from the Detroit area,landscaper I believe. Any relation to Jack?

By KVG - Bootjack, MI on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 04:55 pm:

Please add my mom, Jean (Makinen) Van Goethem who passed away on September 21, 2002. She was born in Hancock in 1933 and devoted her life to caring for her family and friends. Her kindness, spirit, 'Sisu' and extraordinary sense of humor will always be remembered in our hearts.

I miss you mom.

By JAC- Iowa on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 05:23 pm:

Dear friend, Janet Jackson passed away September 24 in Phoenix, AZ. A member of the CHS Class of '51, her heart was always in the Copper Country.

By Duff Stukel, MI on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 06:54 pm:

Mary Kaifesh was one of the very best people that I have ever met. My mother and her went for lunch every Sunday for the past 2 - 3 years and would always come back with stories of their adventures. She was one of those people you feel lucky to have met. My deepest, heartfelt sympathy goes out to her family and many, many friends.

By Greta, Milwaukee on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 07:01 pm:

Please add George Gerloff and Paula Filber. Paula was 99 and still with it to the end. Be at peace.

By Larry Harjala on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 07:33 pm:

Please add Bob Normand formerly of Lake Linden to your list,his stories and jokes will be missed by all in Tucson,Az.

By Johnny Hudson WI. on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 08:36 pm:

Please add my brother, Joseph H. Meagher to your list. He was a great brother and a long time fan of He will be missed very much!!!

By Jo, MI on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 11:26 pm:

I'd like to add my Grandmother Margaret Maatta. She was taken from us too soon. She will be missed.

By H. Donn de Yampert, Houghton, MI. on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 11:37 pm:

Larry S. Key, DO. born 8/22/1951, died 9/8/02 a friend and mentor who cared for all in the Escanaba area.

By Jim Uren, CA on Tuesday, October 1, 2002 - 01:14 am:

My dad, Jonathan (Jack) Uren was born Oct 11,
1918 and almost made it to his 84th. Worked at
Quincy Mine, I believe, as a lad. Lived through
the Depression, served in the Coast Guard during
WWII in the North Atlantic and Pacific. Worked
for GM for many years in Pontiac.
Survivors include myself, second son Jon and
daughter Barbara, also his kid sister Charlotte
Uren West who lives in Florida, but sometimes
spends time during the summer in Hancock.
We miss you, Dad.

Reply to froggy--I lived near Detroit (Royal Oak,
Ferndale) until the mid-70s but never worked at

By Naomi , East Lansing MI on Tuesday, October 1, 2002 - 12:13 pm:

My dear friend,Brad Waara, who would have celebrated his "golden" birthday this coming October 21- Fly with the Angels, Brad!!!!
We All miss you-Always in our hearts!

By Ken from da UP on Tuesday, October 1, 2002 - 01:24 pm:

Our mother, Ellen Holster Chopp, was born Sept. 17, 1913 in Pelkie. (Ellen Martha Maki) Passed away at a friend's in Laurium Oct 7, 1973. Missed by Ken, Bob and Karen and g'kids.

By Joe LF IL on Tuesday, October 1, 2002 - 05:05 pm:

Did the Jerome (Jerry) Bunce ever work in Chicago and live in Wauconda, Il?

By Donna on Thursday, October 3, 2002 - 07:05 pm:

I would like to add Marcia Boyle Vertin.

By PTJ&M Green Bay, WI on Friday, October 4, 2002 - 06:01 pm:

Please add:
LeeAnn (Johnson) Becia
Kristen Becia
Joey Becia
Fran Beaudry
Rueben Elsila

By Lisa, Ypsilanti, MI on Wednesday, October 16, 2002 - 09:34 pm:

I would like to add Alice Makinen, my mother's cousin. She grew up in Lake Linden and worked at Lake Linden-Hubbell High School for many years. I am glad I was able to visit with her on my last trip to the Keweenaw last June.

By Full Fledged Yooper on Saturday, January 4, 2003 - 02:10 am:

Sunset at Sedar Bay is such a beautiful picture! We all mourn the loss of special loved ones ... The picture reminds me of this:
"Life's beginning is like a sunrise ...
Its ending is like a sunset."
Sincere sympathy to all that have faced this experience recently. May your precious memories be a comfort to you!

By m.a.l. Mi on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 05:22 pm:

Pearl (Aho) Butala
Edward Butala
Gone for years but not forgotten ever....

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