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Charlotte Maria Offlow Johnson Wahl

Charlotte Maria Offlow Johnson Wahl

May 29, 1942 - September 13, 2021

Charlotte Johnson Wahl was the mother of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the former MP Jo Johnson, the journalist Rachel Johnson, and the entrepreneur Leo Johnson. She and Stanley Johnson divorced in 1979. Johnson Wahl then married American professor Nicholas Wahl in 1988 but was widowed in 1996. She was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at the age of 40.

In 2015, the Evening Standard referred to Johnson Wahl as "Left-wing", with her daughter Rachel stating that her father Stanley "tends to marry socialists." Rachel noted that her mother was "the only red in the village when we lived on Exmoor".

During Boris Johnson's speech at the Conservative Party conference in October 2019, he disclosed that his mother voted for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union in the 2016 referendum.

Wahl died at the age of 79 on 13 September 2021 at a hospital in London, according to her family.

The mother of the Prime Minister was a respected artist who had met Mr. Johnson's father when she was 18, but the couple later divorced in 1979.

She was the first female undergraduate to study at Lady Margaret Hall in Oxford.

Mr. Johnson had previously described his mother as the "supreme authority" in his family.

She had married Stanley Johnson in 1963 and the couple went on to have four children together: Boris, Rachel, a journalist, Jo, a former Tory MP, and Leo, a filmmaker, and businessman.

She married Nicholas Wahl in 1988 but was widowed eight years later.

At the age of 40, Mrs. Johnson Wahl was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and campaigned in favor of Parkinson's nurses.

In 2008, she told the Telegraph: "I try to paint every day if I possibly can, though I have to go to the hospital a lot.

"I still manage to paint, though my arm will suddenly do a movement which is completely unintentional, and that almost brings me to tears."

Her exact cause of death has not been revealed by the family.

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Franklin Griffith Drake

Franklin Griffith Drake

March 22, 1928 - September 13, 2021

Beloved husband of Harriet Bouvy Drake, loving father of Amy Drake Reeves (Tom), Matthew Bouvy Drake (Amanda) and Andrea Eve Hull (David) and proud grandfather of six grandchildren, McKenzie Marie Brooks (Hunter), Jason Andrew Hull, Ryan Drake Hull, Samuel Tavin Hull, Tyler Julia Drake and Jaime Mandeville Drake. Franklin celebrated living in the Pacific Northwest and sharing time together with his friends and family in homes on the Oregon coast, first in Cannon Beach and later in Gearhart. When his children were young, he enjoyed many winter weekends at the mountain cabin he built with his father and brothers in Government Camp, Ore.


Franklin attended Lincoln High School, graduating from Menlo Junior College and the University of Michigan (Engineering) in 1950. After his father passed away Franklin returned to Portland and joined his brothers Donald G. and Mitchell G. Drake to run their father's construction company. Much of his business experience involved working in the outdoors. From 1960-1995 he was President and CEO of Donald M. Drake Company, one of the Northwest's largest construction firms with numerous construction projects in Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, and Michigan. More noteworthy projects in Portland included the Benjamin Franklin Building, the KOIN Tower, Lloyd Center, Portland Towers, the Stadium Freeway, Vista Ridge Tunnels, the East and West approaches to the Fremont Bridge, the Rose Garden Arena (now Moda Center) and in the San Francisco Oakland Bay Area, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) underground stations on Montgomery and 19th Streets and aerial links between El Cerrito and Richmond.


In 1966, Franklin and his brothers Donald and Mitchell entered a competitive bid with the US Forest Service for the proposed development of Mt. Hood Meadows, on the southeast face of Mt. Hood. His investment group won the award from the US Forest Service and Franklin remained CEO developing and managing the ski resort until turning it over to his son Matthew, upon his retirement in 2006. Preferring to keep a low profile, Franklin enjoyed working with a team of highly experienced professionals and always attributed much of his companies' successes to them. He viewed these team members as extensions of his own family.
His sense of community and business skills resulted in multiple years, serving on several Boards, including the Board of Directors of US Bancorp and its predecessor, US National Bank, Portland General Electric, and the Portland Chamber of Commerce. He was also a United Fund Group Leader and Urban Land Institute Council Executive Member. Additionally, Franklin served as Trustee of the Oregon State District Council of Laborers Pension Fund and was elected President of the Multnomah Athletic Club in 1963. Franklin challenged himself and inspired others to share his sense of adventure and his drive to succeed. Today, Franklin's legacy lives on in his children and grandchildren, as well as in the memories of those who loved him and those who worked alongside him to build many of Oregon's lasting landmarks.


The Drake family would like to express their everlasting gratitude for the compassionate and loving care given to Franklin by several Caregivers, including his youngest daughter and especially Khaden Jee, Tonya Worth, Grace Caraan and Rachel Stanton who allowed Franklin's zeal for life to continue until his last breath.

In response to the COVID 19 Pandemic, a small private funeral will be held at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.
For more information, please contact River View Cemetery Funeral Home. A grand celebration of life will be held at a future TBD date. Thank you for your understanding.

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Arthur Neddy Smith

Arthur Neddy Smith

November 27, 1944 - September 8, 2021

Arthur Stanley ‘Neddy’ Smith, one of the most relentless and opportunistic criminals in Australian history, has died aged 76.

Smith, who had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1981. His health really took a turn in 2008 when his medication stopped working effectively. He had been battling Parkinson’s disease for 30 years and died in Long Bay Prison’s aged care unit on Wednesday night. He had been in palliative care for a year.

The 76-year-old was serving life sentences for the murder of Sydney tow truck driver Ronald Flavell in October 1987 and the 1983 murder of brothel keeper and underworld wannabe Harvey Jones.

Arthur Stanley ‘Neddy’ Smith, one of the most relentless and opportunistic criminals in Australian history, has died aged 76.

Smith, who had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the early 1980s, died of natural causes in Long Bay Prison’s aged care unit on Wednesday night. He had been in palliative care for a year.

The 76-year-old was serving life sentences for the murder of Sydney tow truck driver Ronald Flavell in October 1987 and the 1983 murder of brothel keeper and underworld wannabe Harvey Jones.

Smith stabbed Flavell in a road rage altercation following a drunken pub crawl with his then mate Roger Rogerson. Rogerson was not involved in the murder.

Jones’s body was found near Botany Bay in 1995 – 12 years after he disappeared. He had been shot twice in the head.

Who was Neddy Smith?

Smith was born in Sydney in 1944, as a result of his mother’s liaison with a visiting American serviceman.

He never knew his father and was raised by his grandmother in Redfern.

In the 1970s, he married Debra Bell and the couple had three children

They were divorced while Smith was in prison serving his sentence for the Flavell murder.

In 2009, Debra Bell told The Daily Telegraph her former husband was “a gentle person”.

“He’s always been a good father and provider and he has always done that for me and the kids,” Bell said.

“I respect the man, I honest to God respect him.”

Life of crime

Smith’s first conviction was at age 11 for stabbing his half brother, Edwin.

He was sent to Mittagong Boys Home, the first of numerous periods of incarceration as a juvenile and an adult.

By 19, he was in prison for housebreaking, and back again in 1967, this time for 12 years for rape and stealing.

He was released on parole in 1975.

Smith then turned to armed robbery and, later, drug dealing. By the early 1980s, he was reputedly Australia’s largest heroin dealer.

He was a career criminal and police informer and in the early 1990s, he gave evidence on his crimes and alleged police corruption to the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption.

His testimony inspired the TV series, Blue Murder.

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Emilio Campos Jr

Emilio Campos Jr

October 10, 1945 - September 7, 2021

Emilio Campos Jr., 75, of Bradenton, Florida died September 7th, 2021, after a hard-fought war with a thief known as Parkinson's disease. His 20-year battle ended on a Tuesday afternoon, when the man known as Emil surrendered, peacefully and painlessly, to the will of his body—a betrayer and longtime co-conspirator of the thief.

Emilio was born October 10th, 1945, to Emilio Campos Sr. and Mary Campos in Sharon, Pennsylvania, and was big brother to four younger siblings. Born into a proud line of Spaniards who were deeply passionate about food and family, it should come as no surprise that the majority of Emilio's youth and adult life were spent walking (dare we say strutting?) the halls of restaurants. He could be washing dishes, scrubbing potatoes, filling maraschino cherries at the bar, manning the door, cooking, plating, putting out fires (both literal and metaphorical), or enjoying playful banter with guests. Whatever the task at hand, here was a man who poured himself fully into every aspect of what we mortals might call the dining experience. He was proud and relentless in his pursuit of greatness in the field, culminating in his crowning professional achievement: the Cité Grille. Alongside his partner and wife of nearly 28 years, Pamela Campos, Emilio fed the emotional, intellectual and physical appetites of many at what grew to be the epicurean heartbeat of Canton, Ohio for 15 years (1991 to 2006). Emilio—while dad to two, Jason and Mercedes—was a father to many. A lifelong sounding board to all who needed consult, direction, empathy, mentorship, love or strength. During his long tenure in the restaurant business, hundreds of people worked with him, and he impacted them all. Emilio is not a forgettable man. He had this uncanny ability to see clearly into the hearts of others and encouraged all to be their best and live their truth, sometimes yielding lifelong friendships gained, or less often, friendships lost. It is said that you can't make an omelet without cracking a few eggs, and if you knew and loved the man, it's likely that you've been on the receiving end of a swift, well-deserved "crack," or one hell of a life-changing omelet. More than likely, you were lucky enough to experience both.

His kids remember fondly the road trips, adventures and great meals they shared as a family. Where Harry Chapin, Neil Diamond and Louis Armstrong seemed to play on repeat. Where the extraordinary nature of God's creation in Yosemite brought tears to a grown man's eyes. Where often strangers became his friends, whether a homeless man seeking help, a server who got a tip they didn't know they needed, or two elderly women out for a girls' night delighted in the admiration and respect of a longtime feminist. Where a Goofy character at Disney World made a man laugh harder than we thought possible. Where dinner time was not just a meal, but an opportunity to teach a lesson, whether the proper handshake, the power of looking someone in the eye, or how to tie a cherry stem in a knot with your tongue (a lesson we've still yet to master). The same man, who could stare awestruck at a breathtaking valley, would find equal emotional timbre at a piece of silverware not polished properly. He was equal parts heart, ambition, curiosity and critic. Ever seeking perfection in all that he did. And perhaps the last man who could buy a cocktail for a female stranger at the end of the bar, without getting a face full of Cosmo.

Emilio, a proud Marine Veteran, is predeceased by his brother, José Campos. He is survived by his loving wife Pamela; his children Jason Campos and Mercedes Hashimura; his son-in-law Taro Hashimura; his son's partner Becky Nissel; his granddaughter Indigo Hashimura; his three sisters Cynthia Tellier (Tom), Maryann Svarckopf (George) and April Stein; and a motley crew of family, friends, collaborators, co-conspirators, and let's be honest… a worthy nemesis or two.

'Done Too Soon' by Neil Diamond was a favorite of Emilio's. Never were three words more apt. Done too soon, Emilio will be missed every single day. He rests now a dignified man.

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In Memoriam
Frank Neil Rau
In Memoriam

Frank Neil Rau

February 15, 1940 - August 23, 2021

Frank Neil Rau, age 81, of Cerritos, California passed away on Monday, August 23, 2021. Frank was born February 15, 1940, in Los Angeles, CA.

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Dr. Joseph C. Howarth

Dr. Joseph C. Howarth

August 28, 1920 - August 16, 2021

As a young man growing up in England, he knew some hardships and much family love, but he was driven to craft his own best life. First becoming the youngest graduate of his medical school at Manchester University and then in WWII wartime service as a Royal Army Medic, Dr. Howarth went on to develop his practice as a nationally-known Neurosurgeon in the United States. He again chose to serve, this time in the U S Air Force, rising to the rank of Colonel as a medical officer prior to relocating to help patients at the Sansum Clinic in Santa Barbara. Teaming up with his wife, Peggy, a RN, Dr. Howarth also provided care and support to those most in need internationally through Doctors Without Borders, before retiring at the age of 75.

His passion for travel and adventure took him all around the world, and this year alone he zestfully enjoyed resorts in Anza Borrego, Scottsdale, and Temecula. Art, music, and literature were equally important interests alongside science and research, and his familiar advice of doing it right the first time was always supported with loving forgiveness and guidance.

Dr J. C. Howarth would no doubt recognize his most important contribution as the leader of our family: wife Peggy Hughes Howarth, daughters Barbara Howarth Hancey, Jayne Howarth, Emily Howarth, Jennifer Howarth, and sons Joseph C. Howarth, Jr. and John Howarth along with five grandchildren and extended family in Canada. His fierce spirit, sharp wit, brilliant mind, and true love for life will be missed wholeheartedly.

 

DR. JOSEPH C. HOWARTH CELEBRATES HIS 100TH BIRTHDAY

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Estelita Fuentes Trillanes

Estelita Fuentes Trillanes

- August 5, 2021

It is with deep sadness that the ex-senator of the Philippines, Antonio Fuentes Trillanes IV, and his family announced the passing of their beloved mother, Mrs. Estelita Fuentes Trillanes. She died of complications due to her advanced Parkinson's condition. She was 87.
 

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Richard T. Farmer

Richard T. Farmer

November 22, 1934 - August 4, 2021

Richard T. “Dick” Farmer, 86, founder of Cintas Corporation, business leader, and philanthropist, died peacefully on August 4, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.

Dick was born on November 22, 1934.  He married the love of his life, Joyce Barnes, shortly after she graduated from Miami University in December of 1956.  After being honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in 1957, Dick joined the family business as a sales representative, working his way up to president of the company, while expanding product offerings to include uniform rental.  In 1968, Dick left the family business to test a new concept that involved unique fabrics and processing systems, which ultimately revolutionized the entire industry. Within two years, Dick’s new company, Satellite Corporation, was so successful that it acquired the original family business. By the mid-1970s, Satellite had become Cintas Corporation.  Dick took Cintas public in 1983 and led it as Chairman and CEO until 1995, surpassing $1 billion in sales for the first time. He remained as Chairman for the next 14 years, and in 2009, was elected Chairman Emeritus.

A recognized business leader, Dick received numerous awards.  Highlights include his induction into the Greater Cincinnati Business Hall of Fame in 1996.  In 1995, Dick was honored as Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year.  In 2010, Dick was honored by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber as one of the Great Living Cincinnatians.  That same year, he was honored as a Distinguished Veteran by the USO.

Dick was always involved in improving the communities in which he and Joyce lived. Dear to his heart was the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida, where he served as Club Chairman. Because of the indelible mark he left on the club, he was inducted into the Ocean Reef Hall of Fame in 2018.

Similar to defining Cintas’ company culture, Dick and Joyce deliberately developed a family mission to transfer to succeeding generations the values and beliefs that had helped them prosper, including concern for the welfare of each family member and those less fortunate, a belief in the value of hard work, a commitment to honesty and integrity and a commitment to making their community and country a better place to live.  To further these values, in 1988, Dick and Joyce, along with their children, established the Farmer Family Foundation.  Since 2006, the Foundation has prioritized support for veterans, investments in education for at-risk populations, and programs that promote economic self-sufficiency and healthcare research. 

Dick, Joyce, and the Foundation were early supporters of veterans’ causes.  Dick served on the board of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.  The Foundation assisted with the construction of medical centers across the United States to treat injured military members with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries.  Dick’s passion for veterans led the Foundation to establish and fund the Cincinnati VA Guest House as well as the donation of a VA Mobile Health Unit to provide healthcare outreach to veterans in remote areas of the community.

The Foundation has been a donor to the Catholic Inner-City School Education Fund since 1989.  This commitment to ensuring at-risk students are receiving quality education led to the creation of Accelerate Great Schools, which provides funding to recruit, launch, create and/or replicate great kindergarten through 12th-grade schools in Cincinnati.

Dick, Joyce, and their family have a deep love and appreciation for their alma mater, Miami University.  In 1992, the Farmers provided the cornerstone gift to Miami’s business school, leading to the creation of the Farmer School of Business.  Subsequently, in 2005, a major gift of $25 million to the university helped finance the construction of new business school facilities.  In 2016, the Foundation provided an additional $40 million, the largest gift in the school’s history, toward a campaign to ensure the school remains a top-tier, distinguished business school.  The Farmer School of Business has earned high accolades, consistently ranking among the best undergraduate business schools in the country. 

Dick and the Foundation have provided help and support to many organizations in his beloved hometown of Cincinnati and later to his community at the Ocean Reef Club.  In response to a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease, Dick and the Foundation have made significant investments in research to hasten progress in the search for a cure and better care for all Parkinson’s patients. 

Dick was the happiest hunting, fishing, and golfing with his close friends and family. He and Joyce traveled the world over the years on many incredible adventures. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  He was an incredible man who made a lasting impact on numerous people’s lives and careers.  He was a compassionate gentleman, larger than life but always approachable for guidance, a chat, or sharing a good joke. Those who knew him best knew he was just a “regular guy.”

Dick is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Joyce, his three children and their spouses, Brynne and Bob Coletti, Scott and Mary Farmer, and Amy and George Joseph, as well as grandchildren Kendell (Andrew) Mountain, Trent, Colin, and Quentin Coletti, Kailey Farmer, Sari (Alex) Diamond, and Zachary Farmer, Chase, Brennan (Bree) Joseph, and Claire Joseph, and great-grandchildren, William, Annabelle, and Mary Arden Mountain, and Beaudry and Scotlyn Diamond.  Dick is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  Dick was predeceased by his sister, Joan Gardner, and brother-in-law, Jim Gardner.

The family wishes to extend its heartfelt thanks to the wonderful and caring people who helped make Dick’s last several months comfortable. They are all remarkable people.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on August 17, 2021, at 10:00, am at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains, located at 325 W 8th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. The Mass will adhere to COVID protocols as defined by the Cathedral, City of Cincinnati, and the State of Ohio.  Masks will be available for attendees at each entrance to the Cathedral and will either be optional or mandatory depending on guidance at the date of the Mass.

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Shelby Collinsworth

Shelby Collinsworth

May 22, 1927 - August 4, 2021

Shelby Collinsworth was born on May 22, 1927, in Artesia, California, to Esther Feguson Collinsworth and John Emory Collinsworth. He was a lifelong Southern California resident and dairyman. Shelby married the love of his life, Winnie Ferne Michael, and they spent 56 wonderful years together. He dairied with his father in Artesia and continued dairying in Ontario until he retired to Palm Springs in 2004. Shelby and his wife were active in their local church. In addition to church activities, he loved to travel, ride his bike, and spend time with his loved ones. He was philanthropic and was a supporter of several non-profit organizations. On August 4th, Shelby's battle with Parkinson's Disease ended. Shelby was predeceased by his wife, Ferne, his sister, Kelva, and both of his parents. He is survived by his three daughters, Shari, Lisa, and Leslie, his son-in-law, Mark, and his grandson, Westin. Shelby will be dearly missed by his loved ones.

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JoAnn (Palmer) Roza

JoAnn (Palmer) Roza

June 8, 1965 - August 3, 2021

JoAnn (Palmer) Roza, 56, of Bristol, RI, died Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

She was the wife of David Roza. Together they shared over 26 years of marriage.

JoAnn was born in Central Falls, RI, a daughter of the late James A. and Janet M. (Egan) Palmer, Sr.

She worked as a Medical Secretary for Coastal Medical for over 5 years, at General Kitchens as a Designer, and at Partylite as a Sales Representative.

She was a parishioner of the former St. Leo the Great Church in Pawtucket.

JoAnn was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

Her energy and love for life were infectious. She was always the life of the party. She enjoyed boating on the Kickemuit River as a member of the B.A.I.A in Bristol was also a member of Save the Bay and spent much time advocating for people living with Parkinson’s Disease. While battling Parkinson’s herself, JoAnn completed an 800-mile bicycle ride from Pawtucket to Detroit to raise awareness about Parkinson’s Disease. Most of all, her favorite activity was spending time with her large family and enjoying laughs with the kids.

Besides her husband she is survived by her children Brandy Ethier of Rumford, Joshua Roza of Seekonk, MA., and Dylan Roza of East Providence; siblings James A. Palmer, Jr. of Providence, Barbara H. Smith of Riverside, and John S. Palmer of Pawtucket; grandchildren Alexandrea, Kiya, Matthew and Jayce; and many nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be held Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at 8:30 am from the Rebello Funeral Home, 901 Broadway, East Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Francis Xavier Church, 81 North Carpenter Street, East Providence.

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