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Gary Jones

Gary Ellsworth Jones, 66, of Harrisburg, passed away at his home on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Gary was born in Irwin, PA on April 25, 1947. He graduated from Hempfield High School in Greensburg, PA in 1965. He earned a Bachelor's of Science in botany in 1969 and a Master's of Science in entomology in 1972 both degrees from Penn State. He worked for the Department of Environmental Protection for 36 years and finished his career as a section chief for Biological Services Section. Gary also ...
Friday, October 4, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (1177)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Colonel Thomas Leonard Thacker

Colonel Thomas Leonard Thacker, age 94, of Fairborn, Ohio, passed away Thursday, September 27, 2012. He was born on August 14, 1918, at LeRoy, Michigan, the youngest son of Ralph L. Thacker and Hattie (Madole) Thacker. Tom grew up on a Michigan farm during the great depression. He graduated from Michigan State College (Michigan State University today) and taught high school agriculture for two years at East Jordan, Michigan, where he met his future wife. He was called to ...
Thursday, January 24, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (1224)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Kevin Eblen

THE PASSING OF KEVIN EBLENDec. 19, 2012Source: Monsanto blog This fall, many were shocked to hear of the passing of Kevin Eblen, 46. Eblen's sudden passing came as a surprise to friends, family and others in the industry who remember him for his zest for life. Eblen was a self-described "Iowa farm kid," proud of his hometown of Creston. He rose through the ranks of FFA in high school earning his American FFA degree at the 59th National FFA Convention, where he was Iowa's candidate for Star ...
Wednesday, December 19, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (1044)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Gene Frank Boyd

Gene Frank Boyd, 74, of Warr Acres, Oklahoma, formerly of Ardmore and Tishomingo, passed away in Oklahoma City on November 1, 2011, after a lengthy illness.  A memorial service is planned at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at the First Presbyterian Church, Ardmore, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Baggett officiating. Mr. Boyd was born October 9, 1937, in Lubbock, Texas, to Wayne and LaVey Lamb Boyd. The Boyd family made their home in Plainview, Texas, where Gene graduated from ...
Monday, November 7, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (920)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Dr. Richard H. Merritt

Dr. Richard H. Merritt, 78, of Bridgewater, N.J., passed away Oct. 31, 2011, in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J.  Dr. Merritt leaves behind his wife, Bonnie McCay Merritt; sister, Joan Spielman; daughters, Lori Merritt, Jeanne Hertrich, and Caroline Benard; sons, Richard William and James Howard Merritt, and seven grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, those interested in making a donation may contribute to a memorial fund to benefit undergraduate ...
Monday, November 7, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (900)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Matthew Paul Rowe

Matthew Paul Rowe, 24, Neosho, Mo, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2011, in Fayetteville, Ark. He was born Oct. 16, 1987, in Joplin, Mo.Matt was a lifelong area resident and a member of Jones Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. He was a graduate student at the University of Arkansas, where he was finishing his Masters degree in animal science. He was a member of Alpha Zeta fraternity, the FFA, and an outstanding transfer student of the animal science dept. at the university. He was a member of ...
Monday, October 24, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (949)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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John Wilson Herring

John Wilson Herring, a lifelong resident of Tulia, passed away September 21, 2011, following an illness. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, John was always generous and caring for his family, friends, and employees. John was a loyal servant of the Lord, always striving to help those less fortunate. He was a deacon and active member of the First Baptist Church of Tulia.After graduating from Tulia High School in 1966, John attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, where he was ...
Monday, September 26, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (946)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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R. Alan Williams

R. Alan Williams, son of R.E. and Mary Williams, was born March 19, 1918 in Iowa City, IA. He graduated from Iowa City High School in 1935, attended the University of Iowa and transferred to Iowa State University graduating in Dec. 1945. He was a member of the Iowa State Livestock and Dairy judging team which set a record of all team members placing in the top 2 in the American Royal Livestock Show. He was a member of Alpha Zeta, a National Honorary Fraternity and Frisbie House, a ...
Tuesday, August 16, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (1058)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Roger Walters Pond

Roger Walters Pond died suddenly May 29th, 2011. He was born February 9, 1944 to Roberta and Paul Pond of St. Paris, Ohio. One of seven children, Roger was raised on a dairy farm. He and his brothers had hair-raising stories of tractors (and their drivers) running amok and of early morning squirrel hunts. Roger graduated from A.B. Graham High School in 1962 and got his B.S. in Agriculture Education in 1966 and M.S. in Wildlife Management from The Ohio State University. He and Connie Carter, ...
Wednesday, July 13, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (935)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Ronald A. Meier

Ronald A. Meier, 65, passed away Monday, July 11, 2011 at St. Luke's Hospital with his family at his side.Born in Toledo to John and Doris Meier on February 21, 1946, he graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1964, and the Ohio State University in 1969 with a master's degree in Agricultural Economics. While at Ohio State he was Chancellor of Alpha Zeta fraternity.Meier worked as the Manager of the Lawn Fertilizer Division at the Andersons prior to becoming the originating Director of the ...
Wednesday, July 13, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (1008)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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