LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Ann D. Homer Black, 94, joined her beloved Kenny on Oct. 21, 2012.
Born in New Salem, Pa., on April 22, 1918, she graduated from Uniontown High School, and later from Uniontown Office Training School. During World War II, Ann spent 2 1/2 years working for the War Manpower Commission in the Panama Canal Zone as a supervisor in the grounded planes division of the Panama Air Depot, where she met Lt. Kenneth Black, a fighter pilot instructor for the U.S. Army Air Corps. Ann was chosen by her colleagues to represent North American women working in the Canal Zone on a float in a parade to celebrate the end of World War II.
GUILFORD - J. Paul "Tippy" Curtis, 75, died peacefully July 29, 2012, at home. He was born April 18, 1937, in Guilford, son of Henry and Stella (Pinette) Curtis, and continued to be a proud, active and committed lifelong resident of this town and it's people, who he loved dearly.
As a child, he enjoyed playing with cousins, neighborhood kids, and aunts and uncles on the Pinette farm in Parkman. He excitedly participated in adolescent mischief - shooting rats at the dump, inflating and splatting frogs against the barn, and masterminding pranks in the neighborhood. Since childhood, he had a knack for off- handed and dry-witted comments, quickly followed by his innocent, playful smirk. He graduated from Piscataquis Community High School in 1955 and from Husson College in 1960. Paul served ...