Sunday, January 07, 2007

Obituary - period ended 1.15.2006

Obituary/Equality/Suburban Fair Housing Inc/Collins, Margaret/Mazie B. Hall, 103, of Wayne, teacher and civil-rights pioneer/Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia/PA/USA/6-Jan-2006//… Mazie Beatrice Hall, 103, of Wayne, a retired schoolteacher, local historian and civil-rights activist who helped pioneer efforts to integrate housing in the Philadelphia suburbs, died Sunday at Plymouth House, a nursing-care facility in Plymouth Meeting.

The historic efforts to ensure fair housing for minorities in the suburbs can be traced to a 1950s project developed by Miss Hall and her friend Margaret Collins, a Quaker activist.

They decided to fight the segregation that Miss Hall lived through every day as a resident of the historically black Mount Pleasant section of Tredyffrin. They started what they called "fellowship weekends." African Americans from Philadelphia were invited to spend the weekend with white residents who lived in the suburbs.

That experience led Collins to cofound Suburban Fair Housing Inc., a real estate agency that sold homes to black residents in the 1950s, '60s and '70s. ...

Obituary/Tyler, Phyllis//Tyler, activist for battered women/News & Observer/Raleigh/NC/USA/13-Jan-2006//…Phyllis Tyler, a Raleigh community activist who helped start the area's first center for battered women, died of heart failure last week in a Maryland retirement community. She was 88.

Tyler is the mother of a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Anne Tyler, but some thought she was the better writer. She wrote a column called Beautiful Lofty People for the old Spectator magazine in Raleigh and the Independent Weekly in Durham.

"She herself was beautiful and lofty," said W.W. Finlator, retired pastor of Raleigh's Pullen Memorial Baptist Church. "You felt a quiet strength behind this woman."

Bernie Reeves, who founded The Spectator in 1978, said Tyler came to him one day wanting to write about a singing trash man.

"She wanted to do a column about the unsung heroes," Reeves said. "The idea was to write about people who did nice things that did not get noticed."

Beautiful Lofty People appeared in The Spectator for most of a decade, Reeves added. "Towards the end, she got a little more political than I liked."

Tyler died Jan. 3 at the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville, outside of Baltimore. After 35 years in Raleigh, Tyler moved to Maryland with her husband in 1988 to be close to their daughter. She had been troubled with Alzheimer's for several years, her husband, Lloyd Tyler, a retired chemist, said Thursday.

Social worker, teacher

An activist spirit fueled by her Quaker faith was at the heart of Tyler's work.

Tyler was a social worker who taught at Meredith and N.C. State University. She helped to form the Raleigh Women's Shelter, her husband said. ….

Obituary/Medicine///Juan Carlos Ruiz-Bueno, MD/ Hills/OH/USA/4-Jan-2006//… Juan Carlos
Ruiz-Bueno, M.D.
Services for Juan Carlos Ruiz-Bueno, M.D., 81, of Willoughby, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Davis Funeral Home, 4154 Clark Ave., Willoughby.
Dr. Ruiz-Bueno died Dec. 30, 2005, at Palms of Pasadena Hospital in South Pasadena, Fla.
Born Feb. 17, 1924, in Trujillo, Peru, he lived in Willoughby for the past 44 years.
He was a member of American Medical Association, Peruvian American Medical Society and American Society of Abdominal Surgeons. He was a Lake Hospital Honorary Staff Physician and a member of Lake Hospital Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology since July 31, 1961.
Dr. Ruiz-Bueno was a self-employed physician in Willoughby for 27 years, retiring in 1988.
Survivors are his wife of 50 years, Jo Ann (Branson) Ruiz-Bueno; sons, Charles Ruiz-Bueno of Willoughby and Paul (Lori) Ruiz-Bueno of Willowick; grandchildren, Jennifer, John, James, Julie, Jordan, Amy, Amber and Nicole; and sister, Catalina Ruiz-Bueno of Trujillo, Peru.
His parents, Hermogenes Ruiz and Maria Manuella Bueno; and siblings, Max, Domi and Nathy, are deceased.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The Rev. Matt Chesnes of Morningstar Friends Church in Chardon will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Plains Road Cemetery in Willoughby. ...

Obituary/Law///Clare Craig/The Herald/London/England/USA/8-Jan-2006//…She then married and she and her husband, Sam, spent two very happy and formative years in Kenya, where his work took them. Lasting friendships were formed with those sharing Clare's quiet but unswerving commitment to help others. Clare and Sam returned to Britain with their first daughter, Alison – then aged four months, when her husband's job took them to Newcastle. There, Clare first got to know the Society of Friends – the Quakers – who were to play an important role in her life from then on.
There followed a move to Chester two years later, where their second daughter, Fiona, was born. Through the Chester Quakers Clare became involved in a group called Chester Women for Peace who were passionately opposed to nuclear weapons, and who felt that peaceful disobedience of the law was a legitimate counter to nuclear arms.
They came back to Scotland and settled in Ayr more than 20 years ago. Clare went back to legal practice after Alison and Fiona were established at school, and she found her niche as a partner with Anne Hall Dick & Co in Kilmarnock, a mainly family law practice. Clare was able to use her practical wisdom and clear-sighted compassion to help many clients through very difficult times. She combined a thorough grasp of law with an ability to listen and help clients assess options realistically. The practice was mainly in legal aid work, which meant it returned a lot more in the way of job satisfaction than it did money.
Clare was in the forefront of family mediation – trying to resolve issues arising on separation by consensus rather than by confrontation and putting the needs of the children first – and was an enthusiastic advocate of this approach. She was very much involved in developing the involvement of solicitors in mediation. The organisation she helped set up for solicitor mediators was known as Calm and Clare certainly embodied that quality.
Clare also contributed to establishing the Family Law Association in Scotland. She was very highly regarded professionally by clients and other practitioners, who all benefited from Clare's straightforward values, her keen intelligence, kindness and her infectious sense of humour. She then received more public recognition by being listed in Chambers and Partners Guide to the Legal Profession as a leading family lawyer.
Clare retired from full-time legal practice in 2000, when the firm moved to Glasgow, but she continued to work part-time as a tribunal chairman, a family mediator and to undertake other tasks. ...

Obituary/Education//Joan L. (Rogers) Hersh/ Hills/OH/USA/8-Jan-2006//… Joan L. (Rogers) Hersh
Funeral services for Joan L. (Rogers) Hersh, 72, of Eastlake, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Willoughby Hills Evangelical Friends Church, 2846 S.O.M. Center Road, in Willoughby Hills.
Mrs. Hersh died Jan. 7, 2006, at LakeWest Hospital in Willoughby.
Born June 25, 1933, in Johnstown, Pa., she had been a Lake County resident for the past 38 years, living in Willoughby and Eastlake.
She was a member of the Willoughby Hills Evangelical Friends Church and was a former day care director at the church. She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed traveling.
Survivors are her children, John S. (Marina) Hersh Jr., of Kirtland, Cheryl A. (Ed) Brooks of Eastlake, and Cynthia J. (Joe) Camerieri of Mentor; grandchildren, Anthony (Elisia), James, Robert, and Celia Hersh, Angela (Mark) Cooper, Andrew and Brian Brooks, Michael (Laurie), Christopher and Jaclyn Camerieri, and Ashley (James) Heller; great-grandchild, Maddy; and siblings, Fred Rogers of Pennsylvania, Doris Elersic of Buffalo, N.Y., Richard Rogers of Buffalo, N.Y., Beatrice Royko of Willoughby, Ned Rogers of Willoughby, and Jeanne Kessler of Westfield Center.
Her husband of more than 50 years, John S. Hersh Sr., died in 2002. Her son, E. Joe Hersh; parents, Otto and Martha (Meyers) Rogers; and siblings, William Rogers, Betty Elersic, Donald Rogers, Ted Rogers, and Frank Rogers Jr., are also deceased.
Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home, 6330 Center St., (Route 615, north of Route 2), in Mentor. Burial will be in Western Reserve Memorial Gardens in Chester Township.
The family suggests contributions be made in her name to the Willoughby Hills Evangelical Friends Church Missions, 2846 S.O.M. Center Road, Willoughby Hills 44094. ...

Obituary////David John Bennett/ Hills/OH/USA/2-Jan-2006//... at the funeral home. The Rev. Evan Nunnally, Pastor of Cornerstone Friends Church, will officiate the services. Burial will be in ...


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