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Local jazz drummer Richard ‘Dick’ Piekarski crosses over at 80

Local jazz drummer Richard ‘Dick’ Piekarski crosses over at 80

| June 21, 2017

RICHARD FRANCIS PIEKARSKI, 80, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Born Oct. 5, 1936, in South Bend, Ind., son of the late Stanley and Helen (Kitkowski) Piekarski. Richard was a tireless worker, and retired from Rochester Midland, in Rochester, N.Y. His hobbies included golfing, fishing, traveling, attending sporting events, concerts and the Philharmonic. Musical […]

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Obituaries: June 21-27, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: June 21-27, 2017 Edition

| June 21, 2017

DEWAYNE PERRY, 38, passed away Monday, June 5, 2017. GWENDOLYN DAVIS, 63, beloved mother, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Sylvania, Ga., she was a daughter of the late Charlie Sapp and Eula Mae Jones. Gwendolyn worked as an Assistant Manager with Family Dollar for several years. […]

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Obituaries: June 14-20, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: June 14-20, 2017 Edition

| June 14, 2017

Mrs. Nettie Ruth (Lewis) Ditaway was born on February 26, 1936 in Moundville, Alabama to Jessie James and Addie Lena (Hall) Lewis. Nettie Ruth departed this life on Saturday June 3, 2017 at 10:30 p.m. Nettie Ruth confessed her hope in Christ at an early age and joined Fairview A.M.E Church in Moundville, Alabama. The […]

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Obituaries: June 7-13 Edition

Obituaries: June 7-13 Edition

| June 7, 2017

FRED COX, 74, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, surrounded by his loving family after struggling with kidney disease. Funeral service was 1 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Imani Baptist Temple, 2920 Indiana Ave. Arrangements were by Carmichael Funeral Service. BENJAMIN “BEN” ARINZECHUKWU NDUBUISI, 60, […]

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South Bend couple visits Fort Wayne for anniversary suprises and fun

South Bend couple visits Fort Wayne for anniversary suprises and fun

| June 6, 2017

FORT WAYNE—While some celebrated by barbecuing with family and friends, watching an NBA game on television or following the world famous Indianapolis 500, Memorial Day weekend took on an extra special glow of love for a South Bend couple visiting the Summit City. On May 27, Lee and Amy Smith celebrated their 23rd Wedding Anniversary. […]

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Obituaries: May 31-June 6, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: May 31-June 6, 2017 Edition

| May 31, 2017

Marva L. (Bynum) Isabell, 75, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home. Carol L. Young, 70, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2017, at St Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Carol worked as a school bus driver with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 15 years, until […]

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Obituaries: May 24-30, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: May 24-30, 2017 Edition

| May 24, 2017

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Obituaries: May 3-9, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: May 3-9, 2017 Edition

| May 3, 2017

r, 37, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Born Aug. 11, 1979, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late James Deleon and Carola Torrez. Surviving are his children, James T. Deleon Jr., Reece Talbot and Aleana Branigan; brother, Angel Sanchez-Deleon; stepmother, Alice Sanchez; aunt Lyd and uncle Joe; several aunts and […]

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Fort Wayne Urban League hosts ‘Accesory Fair’ for women in shelters

Fort Wayne Urban League hosts ‘Accesory Fair’ for women in shelters

| April 28, 2017

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Urban League is scheduled to host We’re having an “Accessory Fair” from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., April 28, at the Fort Wayne Urban League, 2135 S. Hanna St. This “Accessory Fair” is an opportunity to “give” gently used accessories to women living in six different shelters/halfway houses working to transform […]

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Elders: ‘Let’s rehabilitate our brothers’

Elders: ‘Let’s rehabilitate our brothers’

| April 26, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Brother Foundation sits in a chair with all ears tuned to him as he reads from a series of newspaper articles. One article, two articles, three articles, on and on. Each one has a common theme: the results of a trial convicting a young man of a violent crime in the city. Each one […]

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