posted: Dec 7, 2010 8:02 am | Comments (13)
Dr. Marshall Rudd Holley, 75, beloved husband, father, brother, and uncle died at his home in New Haven on December 5, 2010 after a long battle with cancer. Dr. Holley is survived by his wife Teresita Abaya Holley, his son David Marshall Holley, his brother William Arthur (Joan) Holley Jr., sisters Vermelle Paris, and Bernice Willis, niece Holley Willis, nephews William A. Holley III, Patrick Holley (Leigh), grand nephew William A. Holley (IV), grand niece Palmer Holley, and grand nephew William Pierce Holley.
Dr. Holley was born in New Haven, Conn, on July 24, 1935, son of the late Dr. William Arthur Holley and Vermelle (Campbell) Holley. He graduated from James Hillhouse High School in 1953; Amherst College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1957; and Howard University College of Medicine with a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1961. He interned in the United States Air Force Hospital at Wright -Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio and completed his residency in Obstetrics- Gynecology at Yale New Haven Hospital in 1969. He served in the United States Air Force with the rank of Captain from 1961-1965 and had duty stations in Japan, the Philippines, and Washington, D.C. He established a private practice of Obstetrics-Gynecology in New Haven and Branford, Connecticut in 1969 and practiced for more than three decades. He was the obstetrician-gynecologist at the Hill Health Center from 1969-1980 where he received the great admiration and respect of the young mothers with whom he worked. He was a Clinical Instructor and an Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics-Gynecology at Yale University School of Medicine. He was a Diplomat and a Fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
He was a member of the Admissions Committee for the Yale University College of Medicine, and served on the Perinatal & Mortality Committee and the OB-GYN Executive Committee of Yale New Haven Hospital. He was treasurer of the New Haven Independent Practice Association. In 1995, he was recipient of the Stanley Lavietes OB-GYN Award presented to the community physician voted by the Yale Obstetrics and Gynecology residents as representing an outstanding example of superb patient care, devotion to resident teaching, and overall clinical excellence. Dr. Holley was a member of many professional associations, including the National Medical Association; the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology; the Connecticut State Medical Society; the New Haven County Medical Association; and the New Haven Obstetrical Society. He served on the board of directors of Community Housing Inc.; the American Cancer Society; Family Services, Inc.; the New Haven Urban League; the Women’s Health Services; the Southern Connecticut State College Foundation, and Connecticut Savings Bank. He was president of the Dixwell Community House in 1977-81 and was president of the New Haven Obstetrical Society in 1980.
An avid tennis player he was president of the New Haven Racquet Wielder’s Tennis Club and on the board of the American Tennis Association and the New England Tennis Association (NELTA) for many years. He was president of NELTA from 1979-1983 and served as its tournament director every July at the Yale Tennis Courts in New Haven. Dr. Holley retired from the practice of obstetrics-gynecology in December 2002, so that he could spend more time with his wife Teresita and son David and concentrate on his loves of tennis and gardening. Dr. Holley had a long and distinguished career. He was loved, admired, and respected by all whose lives he touched in so many ways. His memory will live forever in the hearts of those who knew him. Arrangements under the direction of the Howard K. Hill Funeral Home are private and there are no calling hours. A memorial service celebrating the life of Dr. Holley will be held in the New Year. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to one of the following charities: The United Negro College Fund, The New Haven Scholarship Fund, or Planned Parenthood. To sign a memorial book for the Holley family, please visit the website: http://hkhfuneralservices.com.
posted: Dec 3, 2010 10:33 am | Comments (0)
Austin E. Lewis Jr., of New Haven, CT, passed away on November 28, 2010 at the age of 69. Born to the late Austin Lewis Sr. and Effye Webb-Harris in New Haven, CT on June 11, 1941. He had a love of riding motor cycles, barbering, and traveling. He is survived by his loving wife of over 50 years, Annie Lewis; son, Jarmein S. Lewis of New Haven; brother, Vincent (Sonia) E. Lewis of Pleasantville, SC; sister, Carole (Maud) Green-Alexander of Cheshire, CT; daughter-in-law, Lila Lewis of New Haven. Besides his parents, Austin was predeceased by 2 sons and one daughter. A celebration of his life will take place on Saturday December 4, 2010 10AM at Friendship Baptist Church, 26 Edwards Street, Hamden, CT 06517. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9-10AM. Interment will be in Hamden Plains. To leave a message of comfort to the Lewis, please visit our website.
posted: Dec 1, 2010 2:04 pm | Comments (0)
Adele Murray affectionately known as “Duke” and “Granny” was born January 23, 1920 to the late Vandy and Dessie Thomas in Orangeburg County, SC. She was the second born of six children. She attended school in Orangeburg County School District but was unable to complete her education as she was needed to rear her siblings. Adele was a member of Maloney Baptist Church in SC. She later changed her membership to True Light Deliverance Center. Adele met and married the late, James Golden in October, 1935. James predeceased her in 1952. She later remarried Isaac Murray and was married for 52 years. She leaves to cherish her memory; children, Dessie Scott (Colie), Kenneth Murray, Pamela Jeffcoat and Charlene West-Rigsbee (David); sisters, Edith Zeigler and Claretha McCutcheon (Lawrence); One Brother-In-Law Jacob Murray (Maude), and Sister-In-Law Georgia Chatman, and 11 grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Mid-State Medical Center for the exemplary care provided to Adele. A celebration of her life will take place Wednesday December 1, 2010 at 3:00 PM at the Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel Street New Haven. Friends may call Wednesday at the funeral home from 2-3:00 PM. Interment is private. To leave a message of comfort to the Murray family, please visit, www.hkhfuneralservices.com.
posted: Dec 1, 2010 11:40 am | Comments (0)
Carl McElya of 264 Munson Street, New Haven left this Earth November 22, 2010 after a long illness. He was employed by Yale University and served in the National Guard. He leaves to mourn his passing, Rhea Gordneer; children, Carl II, Kelly and Jasmine; granddaughter, Sonia; sisters, Emma Cash of NC and Lavern Bethea of New Haven, a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, the late Rev. Ann T. McElyn and Marvel McElya; siblings, Dianna, Cynthia, Juanita, John, Kenneth, and daughter, Carlisha. A celebration of his life will take place Tuesday November 30, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel Street New Haven. Friends may call Tuesday at the funeral home from 10-11:00 AM. Interment is private. To leave a message of comfort to the McElya family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com.
posted: Nov 30, 2010 2:50 pm | Comments (0)
Algernon “Al” Plummer Bullock of Hamden passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at the Hospital of St. Raphael. He was born in Apex, NC on January 29, 1948. He was the son of the late Hugh and Ruby McClain Bullock. He was educated in the New Haven School System and played basketball for Wilbur Cross High School where he was the Defensive Player of the Year. Upon graduating in 1966, he attended Lowell Columbia College in Washington. While in college, he was drafted by the US Army where he received an Honorable Discharge. Al attended South Central Community College while working as an Outreach Worker at Lee High School. His last employer was FYI International Fashions. He was an avid sports fan. Al leaves to mourn his passing; brothers and sisters, Thomas L. (Lou Willie) Bullock, Sr. of NC, Judy M. Brooks (Esaw) Seays of West Haven, Hugh (Lorraine) Bullock , Jr. of New Haven, Sondra C. (James) Mills, Sr. of Cheshire, Brenda Bullock (Wilbert) Gibson of Hamden; maternal uncle, Elton L. McClain of New Haven; nephews and nieces, Valencia Ford, Angela Wilkerson, Thomas Bullock, Jr., Hugh Bullock, III, Rosemary Brooks, Albert Brooks, Wanda Seymore, Erik Bullock, Keith Bullock, James Mills, Jr., several grand nieces and grand nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. He also leaves, his former wife, Lauretta Raye of NC. A celebration of his life will take place Tuesday, November 30, 2010, at 10:00 AM at St. Paul UAME Church 1267 Chapel Street New Haven, CT. Friends may call Tuesday at the church from 9-10:00 AM. Interment will be in Hamden Plains Cemetery. To leave a message of comfort to the Bullock family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com.
posted: Nov 30, 2010 5:59 am | Comments (0)
Rhett C. Davis, 66 of New Haven passed away November 23, 2010. He was born April 27, 1944 in Derby, CT to the late Henry Davis and Bettie Charles. He leaves to cherish his memory; special friend, Barbara Nelson of Hamden; daughter, Kym McKoy of new Haven; sons, Michael B. Murphy (Estelle) and Richard Murphy of New Haven; brother, Robert Davis of Bridgeport; sister, Nancy Davis of NY; sister-in-law, Arlene Davis; aunts, Ruby Charles Allen of New Haven and Montess Charles Blanchard of Waterbury; uncles, Wilbert and Perry Davis, both of Hartsville, SC; 4 grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by brothers, Melvin L. and Leonard A. Davis. A celebration of his life will take place Monday November 29, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel Street New Haven, CT 06511. Friends may call Monday at the funeral home from 10-11:00 AM. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. To leave a message of comfort to the Davis family, please visit, www.hkhfuneralservices.com.
posted: Nov 30, 2010 5:57 am | Comments (0)
John Michael Sydoriak Jr. was born on August 26, 1944. He was the son of John and Olga Sydoriak of Orange, CT. He graduated from Amity High School and was employed and retired by the city of West Haven. John was predeceased by both parent’s, he leaves behind his wife Viola “Cutie” Sydoriak of New Haven, a sister Donna Dinkendoff of Milford, son Gregory Kennedy of New Haven, step daughter Natashia Livingston of West Haven, 6 grandchildren, a niece, pet dog, and a host of friends and family who loved him. A celebration of his life will take place Tuesday November 30, 2010 at 3:00 PM at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel Street New Haven. Friends may call Tuesday at the funeral home from 2-3:00 PM. Interment is private. To leave a message of comfort to the Sydoriak family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com.
posted: Nov 25, 2010 5:05 am | Comments (0)
Virginia Jordan, 87 of West Haven, CT and Decatur, GA passed away peacefully on November 22, 2010 at Willows of Woodbridge. Virginia was a resident of Hamden, CT until her retirement. After retirement she moved to Georgia. She worked for Sheriden Middle School and Wilbur Cross High School in the Guidance Department and with CPI Neighborhood Services. She is survived by three daughters, Barbara (Sidney) Tyson, West Haven, CT, Dawn (Toney) Bell, Joanne (Norman) Pace and one son, John (Hillary) Jordan, Jr. ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. A wake will be held, Friday November 26, 2010 from 5-7:00 PM at Beulah Heights Pentecostal Church, 782 Orchard Street New Haven. Homegoing services will be held in Lithonia, GA at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, Bishop Eddie Long, Pastor. Interment will be held at Hillandale Memorial Gardens. To leave a message of comfort to the Jordan family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com.
posted: Nov 22, 2010 1:09 pm | Comments (0)
William Dennis Cyrus ”Sunny”, was born on May 18, 1943 and crossed over on November 15, 2010. He is survived by his wife Brenda Foskey-Cyrus, and four children, Ivan, William, Soni of New Haven, CT Marjorie of Norwich CT and 12 grandchildren. William was predeceased by his sister Julia Cyrus of Brooklyn N.Y. He is also survived by his loving aunt and uncle in law Elijah Sr. & Erma Joyner of West Haven, CT. He loved and cherished his family, was kind and loyal to everyone he touched. A loyal and devoted worker who worked for Leed in Hamden for many years. A celebration of his life will take place on Wednesday November 24, 2010 10AM at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 9-10AM. Interment is private. To leave a message of comfort to the Cyrus family please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com
posted: Nov 19, 2010 11:28 am | Comments (1)
Bobby “Snake” Christian, 60, of New Haven, CT passed away on November 13, 2010. Born to Martha Ann James of West Haven, CT and the late Jimmie C. Christian on March 1, 1950 in Thompson, GA. Besides his mother, he leaves to cherish his memory; son, Aaron Christian of New Haven; daughter, Santrace Bethea of New Haven; step daughter, Wilma Eldridge of Rochester, NY; sister, Patricia Ann (Alton) McDonald of Fort Myers, FL; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by father Ozell Tompkins, and sons, Ronald & Avery Bethea. A celebration of his life will take place on Saturday November 20, 2010 9AM at Agape Christian Center, 90 Goffe Street, New Haven, CT. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 8-9AM. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. To leave a message of comfort to the Christian family please visit our website www.hkhfuneralservices.com