It’s coming up on March 19th already – it was a fast year.
The day you, in your own way, your own time and your place left me.
As usual you did what you had to do and do it your way.
We both knew that in your life and in my life we had differences. The biggest difference we had was who I am and what I am. The who was not hard for you because you created me, it was the WHAT. I’m not sure if you were struggling with guilt or shame, but you didn’t have to carry that all your life. God gave you the seed to give me life, therefore I was created in His image and your likeness. I know in my heart you struggled with me being gay. You never said a word, you didn’t have to, and I saw it in your face each time you had to look at me. I felt it the times I wanted you to hold me and say I love you. It felt to me at that time as neglect and pure and simple rejection by you for your own reason.
I know you were never able to say I LOVE YOU, BUT Dad that was okay, because for years I had hoped it was in your heart, but you didn’t know how to put it in words.
I was very surprised one evening, when you just out of the blue rang my door bell and stood there on my porch with that wonderful look on your face, as if to say I am here for you now. That was difficult for you, because at your age you sacrificed driving hundreds of miles by yourself to come see me. As I looked in your face and your eyes I felt ease and peace of mind. I will never forget how you told me the story of you driving so slowing on the highway and a State Trooper pulled you over, you told him you were not sure of directions but you were trying to get to my address. The Trooper had you follow him to my address. Now Dad that was unspoken love for doing what you did. You sacrificed your life, your time and your inability to safely drive to come and visit. In our Fifty years of silence with each other I could not have asked for anymore than what you did that evening.
The day we arrived at the hospital and I stood by your bedside and I held your hand, I said to you Hi Dad its Cliff, I’m here for you. You took my hand and tried to do a hand shake, then took two of my fingers and squeezed them hard, very hard, that was the first time I ever cried in front of you. That was the second time in your life; you told me that you loved me. There were two things in life I learned from you 1) never tell you, that you couldn’t do anything; 2) to always let you work things out your way and in your time. I know while you were in hospice that you knew I spent a couple nights with you. There was just you and me once again in silence, BUT we were together for whatever reason. Do you remember on March 19th as sis and I was leaving to go get some dinner, I came over gave you a kiss and told you it was time to let go and I would see you again one day with Mom. We were not gone 30 minutes and we got the call from the hospital, you had decided it was time to leave and you did, for the last time on this earth and on your terms. You got the last word in as you usually would always do. That’s okay because we both absorbed, felt, gathered and accepted each others understanding of love in a very short 7 days, that which we couldn’t find in almost 50 years, we found in 7 days. I will with you, as I have done with Mom for over 30 years think of you often, I will tell you I miss you and I will certainly tell you I Love You.
Charles Clifford Turpin
June 19, 1917 - March 19, 2010
Hurricane Irene slammed into Vermont, not the winds we were expecting, but with rains and flooding, as we have not seen in many years. With the storm came one death.
WILMINGTON VERMONT- Rapidly rising floodwaters tore through Wilmington Village Sunday morning, leaving a path of destruction in their wake, including the death of a young woman.
Ivana Taseva, 20, of Macedonia, was in a car with her boyfriend, also from Macedonia, and another man when they tried to drive through water on Route 100 near the Sunoco gas station near Deerfield Valley Elementary School Sunday. The water was too high, and the vehicle was pulled into a strong current. The occupants escaped the vehicle, but the woman was pulled under. The two men made it to safety, although her boyfriend went back into the water to search for her. The woman’s body was found in a nearby field Sunday evening, when the waters receded. She and her boyfriend were working in the valley.
Linda, you are loved and missed very much. Laid to rest December 31, 2011
Aunt Betty sister of my Dad
In Memory of
Elizabeth Adeline Hearn
February 4, 1919 - July 20, 2012
Elizabeth Adeline Hearn, 93 of Chassahowitzka, Florida died Friday, July 20, 2012 at Cypress Cove Care Center in Crystal River. She was born February 4, 1919 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, daughter of the late Rufus Turpin and Iona A. Myers Turpin. Elizabeth moved to this area 38 years ago from Hawaii. She was manager for various Convince Stores in the area and was a member of the Chassahowitzka Fire Dept. Women's Auxiliary Crafts Club Neighbor Hood Watch and the Central Florida Sugar Babes Doll Club. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert F. Hearn. She is survived by her sons Whittley A. Morrison (Sandra) of Longmont, CO and...
Elizabeth Adeline Hearn, 93 of Chassahowitzka, Florida died Friday, July 20, 2012 at Cypress Cove Care Center in Crystal River. She was born February 4, 1919 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, daughter of the late Rufus Turpin and Iona A. Myers Turpin.
Elizabeth moved to this area 38 years ago from Hawaii. She was manager for various Convince Stores in the area and was a member of the Chassahowitzka Fire Dept. Women's Auxiliary Crafts Club Neighbor Hood Watch and the Central Florida Sugar Babes Doll Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert F. Hearn.
She is survived by her sons Whittley A. Morrison (Sandra) of Longmont, CO and Richard A. Byrd (Linda) of Malvern, OH; daughter Patricia Ann Herbert of Annapolis, MD; brothers Richard Turpin of Seminole, FL, Glen Turpin of Liberal, KA and Bill Turpin of Fort Atkinson, WI; sisters Laura Stockburger of Ashville, NC and Evelyn Snyder of Canton, OH; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 11 am at Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs with Pastor Rick Aldret officiating. Friends will be received from 10 am until the hour of service. Burial will be in Stage Stand Cemetery. I lieu of flowers donatin in memory of Elizabeth may be given to HPH Hospice.
WOOSTER -- David Clifford Turpin, 67, of Wooster, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, from cancer at Cleveland Clinic Foundation Hospital. Friends will be received Sunday, Dec. 16, from 6-9 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster. Services will be Monday, Dec. 17, at 1 p.m. at Church of the Cross United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Thomas Shaw officiating. Those who wish may make contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County, 2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster; or United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties, 215 S. Walnut St., Wooster 44691. Born March 2, 1940, in Woodsfield, he was the son of Charles C. and Florence E. (Bigler) Turpin. He was a certified public accountant and owner of Turpin & Associates. He was a member of United Methodist Church of Wooster, Ebenezer Lodge 33 F&AM, Wooster Chapter 27 Royal Arch Masons, a Noble of Al Koran Shrine, Broadview Heights, where he served as ambassador in addition to four terms as president of Wooster Shrine Club. He enjoyed woodcarving and reading. Dave began his leadership roles on the Committee of Shreve Pack 71, committee chairman of Troop 74 and then taking over as Scoutmaster of Troop 74, as his boys moved up in Scouting. He was currently serving as treasurer for Troop 68. On the District level, he had held many leadership positions: District Cub chairman, chairman of Scout-o-Rama for two years, chairman of Pow-wow, District Scout chairman, director of 1990 Day Camp, 2005-07 Day Camp administrator, District Advancement chairman for six years, District Commissioner, instructor for Scoutmaster training and worked on Klondyke Derbies. At Council, he has served as council director of all Cub Day Camp, Pow-wow, Baden-Powell instructor for two years and he had served on two Wood Badge Courses as a patrol counselor. He is a fifth year Pipestone, Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow and had received the District Award of Merit, Silver Beaver and Wood Badge. He was a member of Buckeye Council of Boy Scouts of America. He was past president of Wooster United Way and a member of the Ohio Society of CPA's. Surviving are his wife, Sally J. (Saunders) Turpin, whom he married Nov. 14, 1965; sons, Timothy (Tammy) Turpin of Volo, Ill., Thomas (Tonya) Turpin of Lodi and Terrance (Jean) Turpin of Fort Worth, Texas; grandchildren, Samantha, Amanda, Lindsay, Timothy Jr., Tanner, Tristan, Peyton, Xzavius and Isaac; a great-grandson, Kurt; and his father of Lisbon. He was preceded in death by his mother, Florence E. Holliday.
David Clifford Turpin
March 2, 1940 - December 13, 2007
David Turpin brother to Clifford Turpin from Dads previous marriage
My Mothers Favorite Song "His Eye Is On The Sparrow"
I Just Lost a Dear Friend
It is 11:00 pm, July 15, 2015 and I cannot close my eyes.
Today I lost a dear friend.
I sit hear writing this without having full information on his passing.
HOWEVER, I know the man and I know his heart. He was a great man and would do anything for anyone if he could.
He transported our two children to and from school for many years. He did the transport during time of being in pain, but yet he never complained. He had a job to do and he did it.
Over the years he shared his frustration of not being able to find out what his medical problems were associated with, but at the same time he would be kind enough to ask me how I was doing with my medical problems.
You see, for him it was not at all about ME, he was kind enough to inquire about others. If one of our boys was sick, he took the time to find out what the problem was. He was kind enough to make sure I told the boys that he asked about them.
A man of strong convictions and morals. He rattled cages where they needed to be rattled and calmed waters when they needed to be calmed. He had a great gift that few saw in him.
My dear friend Buzzy, I for one am going to miss you more than anyone will ever know. I will miss, your smile, laugh, caring, tolerance, firmness but yet gentleness, but above all, I am going to miss our friendship.
Rest well Buzzy your work here has been completed.
June 15, 2015
Death: Jul. 15, 2015
Vermont, USA [Edit Dates]
William A. "Buzzy" Buswell 1953 - 2015 DOVER, VT. William A. "Buzzy" Buswell, 62, a resident of Mountain Loop, passed away July 15, 2015 at his home. Buzzy was born in Boston, MA on January 13, 1953 the son of the late Joseph R. and Sarah (Doherty) Buswell. In his earlier years, Buzzy worked for the City of Boston for five years. Upon moving to Vermont, Buzzy owned and operated Buzzy's Taxi Service and worked as a travel agent at Mt. Snow. He was very active and a member of the West Dover Volunteer Fire Department and former Tax Collector for the Fire District. He was very civically active in West Dover and was also a former Town Selectman and on the Planning Commission. Buzzy enjoyed traveling especially to Foxwoods Casino and was known for his famous Buzzy's punch. Buzzy is survived by his brothers, Joseph and John Buswell, aunt, Patricia LeBlanc and uncle, Bill Doherty and many nieces, nephews and cousins. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Mass of Christian death and burial will be celebrated Monday, July 20, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church in Wilmington. Interment will follow in West Dover Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Sunday, July 19, 2015 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Covey-Allen & Shea Funeral Home, 44 East Main Street, Wilmington, VT. If friends desire, memorial gifts in Buzzy's memory may be made to the West Dover Firefighters Association c/o Covey-Allen & Shea Funeral Home, P.O. Box 215 Wilmington, VT 05363. To send the family personal email condolences please visit : www.sheafuneralhomes.com The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Covey-Allen & Shea Funeral Home, 44 East Street, Wilmington, VT. -
Ethel Mae Wernick - Sturtz
March 21, 1965 - August 20, 2015
www.findagrave.com memorial number 151086914
William (Bill) James Wernick
May 11, 1946 - November 5, 2015
William "Bill" James Wernick
May 11, 1946 - November 5, 2015
William “Bill’ James Wernick, 69, of Dixon, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at home early morning on Thursday, November 6, 2015. Bill was born May 11, 1946, in Dixon, IL, the son of Maurice E. and Dorothy (Baker) Wernick. He started working at Raynor Manufacturing a year out of High School, graduating from Dixon High School in 1964. Bill was highly regarded at Raynors, starting there at the time the truck fleet consisted of two tractors and three trailers. He retired in 2011 after working there 46 years. Bill enjoyed his retirement living in his boyhood home where he was born and raised. His favorite things were his dog Bentley, watching trains for hours, visiting his family in Michigan, and his many friends who loved and adored him. Bill’s quick wit and endless sense of humor entertained all who had the privilege to know him. He was a member of Faith Discovery Church in Polo and his father was an original founding member and elder of the former Central Christian Church in Dixon.Bill was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Shirley. Survivors include his brothers, Robert (Sue) Wernick of Riverdale, MI, and John (Deb) Wernick of Port Byron, IL; nieces Nikki and Beth of Dixon, his very close niece, Beki Wagner of Riverdale, MI, and his nieces and nephews in Michigan. Visitation will be from 4 – 7:00 p.m., on Monday, November 9, 2015, at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at Faith Discovery Church in Polo, with the Rev. Jeremy Heller, pastor, officiating. Burial of cremains will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon at a later date. A memorial has been established to Granny Rose Animal Shelter in Dixon.
Susan Parks - May 22, 2016 3:00AM
Our Dear and Beloved friend, Rest In Peace in the Lord. We are going to miss you so much.
Go Rest High On The Mountain
Obituary of Ann Barker
Ann Pyrtle Barker, age 78, of Asheboro died Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital.
Ms. Barker was a native of Montgomery County. She was formerly employed with Bossong Hosiery, Klaussner Furniture and law enforcement. Ann volunteered with The Salt Box Senior Center. Ann was preceded in death by her daughter, Susan Marcel Parks and grandson, James Stewart Trotter.
She is survived by her son, Anthony W. Parks and wife Julie of Asheboro; daughters, Donita S. Trotter of Asheboro, daughter-in-law, Regina Hatch of Burlington; sister, Dot Lyndon of Asheboro and extended family and friends.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 9, 2016 form 12:30 – 2:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 pm in the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel.
Ann Barker and Susan Parks are Mother and Daughter, passing just within months of each other.