Obituaries: December 24, 2015

Published on: December 23, 2015

Conrad Dehn

Conrad Dehn

Conrad L. Dehn

Conrad L. Dehn of Ruskin, Fla., born Dec. 3,1933, passed away on Dec. 12, 2015. Conrad was born in Olean, N.Y., and was predeceased by his parents, Violet and Frank Dehn, and a son, Michael Conrad Dehn.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jacqueline Way Dehn; son Martin (Marty) Dehn; and grandson Dakota Dehn, who is a student at Gannon University in Erie, Pa.  He is also survived by sister Mary Lee Kytic and  brother George Dehn, both of Erie; and several nieces and nephews.

After graduating high school in Bradford, Pa., in 1951, Conrad worked for Bell Telephone, but was called into the service to serve in the Korean War. Upon his return from the Navy, he returned to Bell Telephone. He worked out of the Bradford Office for many years.

On October 19, 1956, he married Jacqueline Way. Conrad worked for Bell Telephone until his retirement. He served the last part of that service in Florida in management. He worked for Adelphia in Coudersport, Pa., after his retirement from Bell.

Conrad belonged to Jr. JCs, Jaycees and Rotary, and loved to play golf. For the past 13 years, he and Jackie have lived permanently in Ruskin, where they settled after living a few years in an RV and enjoying mobile home life.

Conrad belonged to the Bell Shoals Baptist Church, Apollo Beach Campus, Apollo Beach, FL 33572, where  he lovingly served the Lord. Donations to his church would be accepted in lieu of flowers.

A memorial service will be held at the new church at a date to be announced.  A memorial service will also be held in Coudersport at a later date.


Betty Winn Fuller

Betty Winn Fuller of Sun City Center, Fla., died December 19, 2015. She is survived by her beloved husband of 67 years, Samuel; and three cherished daughters, Mary Cheryl Hargrove of Boca Raton,  Karen Wolfe, of Toledo, Ohio, and Deborah, of Orlando.  Also surviving is granddaughter Carolyn Marie Wolfe, and sister Jean Hamilton Sandman, of Louisville, Ky.  Betty was predeceased by her two beloved grandsons, John Ashby Hargrove and James Fuller Hargrove, and her youngest sister, Suzanne Hamilton Schellenberg.

Although she was born in Kentucky and spent her childhood in Cincinnati, Betty lived  most of her adult life in Indianapolis.. She received an undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1948 and a Master’s from Butler University in 1977. She was an active volunteer in Indianapolis, serving as an officer on many church, school and community boards. She was Secretary in 1984 and Regent in 1976, Jonathan Jennings Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution in Indianapolis. She was a writer and several hundred of her poems, stories, articles, book reviews and columns have been published in magazines for children and adults, as well as in various reading textbooks.

She received the Educational Journalism Award from EdPress in 1982. She was listed in Who’s Who in the Midwest. She worked as Children’s Library assistant Carmel Public Library, Carmel Ind., from 1973 to 1979; she was a freelance writer in Indianapolis; Health and Education Editor for the Children’s Better Health Institute, Benjamin Franklin Library and Medical Society, Inc., 1979-1987, working on Jack and Jill Magazine, Humpty Dumpty Magazine, Turtle Magazine, Child Life Magazine, Children’s Digest Magazine, and Children’s Playmate Magazine; contributor of articles to professional journals.

Betty and her husband retired to Sun City Center in 1989, where she was one of the three founding members  of the Creative Writing Club of Sun City Center. She volunteered in the Wimauma Elementary School and in the library of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, where she was a member, a Greeter and assisted the church secretary produce the early weekly church bulletins.

A Mass will be offered at Prince of Peace Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Monday, December 28, 2015.

A Celebration of Betty Winn’s Life will be held in the Auditorium at Freedom Plaza on Monday, December 28, 2015, at 2 p.m.

Memorial gifts may be sent to LifePath Hospice, Prince of Peace Catholic Church or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.


Martin Helveston

Martin Helveston, 89, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away on Friday, December 11, 2015.  Beloved husband of June Helveston; cherished father of Lisa Spena; grandfather of Shaun Jeffrey; and brother of Jack Helveston.

Martin was a member of the Kings Point Model Train Club and the Harmoniguys.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, December 29, at 2 p.m. at Sun City Center United Methodist Church, 1210 W. Del Webb Blvd.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to LifePath Hospice.

Arrangements entrusted to National Cremation & Burial Society, Ruskin.


Arnold Johnson

Arnold Johnson

Arnold Johnson

Arnold Johnson, 80, of Owego, N.Y., joined his friends and family in heaven Dec. 13, after a 20-year go-round with Parkinson’s disease.

Arnie grew up on the family farm in Ridgway, Pa., where he learned to enjoy hard work, the love of a big family and the great outdoors. He served in the U.S. Army in Chile, South America, where he was involved in satellite tracking. He then earned an engineering degree and worked at IBM in Owego.

In 1976, he started what is now Johnson’s Pools and Spas in the garage of his home. Arnie retired from IBM at age 51 to pursue the pool business full time. He continued to work until he absolutely was physically unable to continue.

Arnie was a man’s man, always saw the good in everyone, would give you the shirt off his back, never met a stranger, and would try to help anyone with anything, even long after his disease would not allow him to do so.  He especially loved fishing, making hay at Eric’s, camping, deer hunting, a hot card game, playing volleyball, Sunday family suppers, all the Johnson Family Reunions, and puttering in his garage. He could fix a car, milk a cow, plow a field, split a cord of wood, or fix any pool problem. He built his house, his store, tree houses, barns, roofs and tire swings. Arnie was especially proud of his Swedish heritage. He will be missed terribly.

Arnie was a 50-year member of the Owego Presbyterian church, a Habitat for Humanity volunteer and active with The Tioga County Boys and Girls Club.

Arnie leaves behind his wife of 57 years, Susan; son Eric (Janice); daughters Audra (Jonathan) Marks and Sonya (A. Charles) Bement; grandchildren David, Scott, Adam, Kristen, Jessie, Luke, Casey and Jonathan, all of Owego; brother Bruce (Nora); sisters Joyce Rhines and Marlene (Scott) Pierce of Ridgway, Pa., and Gloria (Harold) Seames of Geneva, Ohio; sister-in-law Althea Buehler of Dubois, Pa; and dozens of nieces, nephews and cousins that he loved with all his heart and unconditionally, each and every one.

Per his request, there will be no funeral. Instead he would like us to throw a Celebration of Life party to be held at a later date.  Val se yiu I himlan, papa! (See you in heaven, Dad). Instead of flowers, Arnie asks you to consider a donation to the Tioga County Boys and Girls Club in Owego. Finally, heartfelt love and thanks to Anna Sopka for her beautiful, tender and compassionate care.

Arrangements by Zipperer’s Funeral Home.


Arthur Hadley Johnston

Arthur Hadley Johnston

Arthur Hadley Johnston

Arthur Hadley Johnston passed away peacefully Saturday, December 15, 2015, at 2:30 a.m. after a long and difficult, courageous battle with cancer. Born November 26, 1932, in Warwick, Bermuda, he lived in New York then Sun City Center, Fla., becoming an independent contractor for most of his working years. He was also retired from the University of  South Florida.

His spirit is carried on by a loving wife of 42 years, Dorothy Johnston, a large family of sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and cousins, all located in Bermuda, including sons Cavin, Barry and Robert Johnston and Nkosi Daman, along with stepchildren Anete Rosario and Eddie Edwards, residing in the U.S.

He was an avid golfer who loved to travel and thoroughly enjoyed adventure and the excitement of life. He will be missed by all who had the good fortune of being a part of his life.  We are all blessed to have learned many valuable lessons from him, such as if an item was to be made or repaired (via carpentry), he felt it could be fixed or created — and he knew how to do it and did it well.

A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, December 29, 2015, at 6 p.m. at the LifePath Hospice Chapel, 3723 Upper Creek Drive Ruskin, FL 33573. Ph: 813-642-1981.


Louise “Sue” M. Newberry

Louise “Sue” M. Newberry, 72, of Ruskin, passed on December 12, 2015. Beloved wife of Jim “JE” Newberry. Loving mother of Renae (Jerry) Morgan and Robin (Will) Menendez. Cherished grandmother of Mitchell (Erika) Mobley, Brittany Mobley and Nicho Menendez. Devoted great-grandmother of Jayden and Airabella Mobley. Sister of Robert Galligan and Linda Spires.

Arrangements entrusted to the National Cremation and Burial Society of Ruskin.