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Obituaries

Danette Brown

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on January 5 for Danette Brown, at St. Louis Catholic Church by Rev. William F. Burke. A private burial followed the Mass. Survivors include son, George Brown; daughter in law, Katherine Brown and 1 grandchild.

Dora “Doe” Kline

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on January 3 for Dora “Doe” Kline, 94, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church by Rev. Msgr. J. Edwin Creary assisted by Rev. Mr. Martin Mulloy. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include sister, Mary Jane Mason.

Darlyne Ruth Roby Gohman

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on January 3 for Darlyne Ruth Roby Gohman, 92, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church by Reverend Bryan Timby with concelebrants, Rev. James Martell, Rev. Bill Burke and Rev. David Knight. Burial was at Memphis Memory Gardens. Survivors include spouse, Don Gohman; daughter, Rebecca True; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Jeremy Sean Scruggs

A funeral home service was held on January 1 for Jeremy Sean Scruggs, 42, at Memorial Park Funeral Home by Rev. Msgr. John B. McArthur. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include daughter, Lea Rosemary Scruggs; sister, Wesley Scruggs Wade; step mother and father, Janie and Thomas Wesley Scruggs; brother in law, Matt Wade; nephews and nieces, Andrew Wade, Anna Kate Wade and Adam Wade.

Yolanda Blatteis

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on December 29 for Yolanda Blatteis, 91, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church by Rev. Carl Gregorich. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Dr. Clark M. Blatteis; daughters, Beatrice and Elisa; son, Charles; 2 grandchildren.

Thomas Anthony Marable

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on December 27 for Thomas Anthony Marable, 75, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church by Rev. Mathew Panackachira, MCBS. Burial was at Calvary cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Mary Agnes Marable; sons, Tom Marable and Chris Marable; many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Don Lear

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on December 20 for Don Lear, 83, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church by Rev. Msgr. Peter Buchignani. A private burial followed the Mass. Survivors include spouse, Judith Lear

Margaret F. Flick

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on December 7 for Margaret F. Flick, 99, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church by Rev. Russell Harbaugh assisted by Deacon Richmond Quinton.  A private burial was held following the Mass. Survivors include daughters, Patricia Japs and Mary Ann Bell; son, Daniel Flick; 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Livia Anne Chiozza Giannini

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on December 7 for Livia Anne Chiozza Giannini, 77, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church by Rev. Mathew Panackachira, MCBS with concelebrant Rec. Gary Edward Lamb, assisted by Deacon David Lucchesi. Burial was at OLPH Columbarium in Germantown, TN. Survivors include spouse, Gene Giannini; daughters, Ali Rutledge and Cynthia Giannini; son, Gene Giannini; sister, Annette Miller; brother, John Chiozza. 

Betty Jean Maier

A funeral home service was held on December 6 for Berry Jean Maier, 94, at Memphis Funeral Home by Rev. Msgr. John B. McArthur. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include daughters, Margaret Haney, Betty Jean Roberson and Patricia Graves. 7 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Sylvia Oltremari Baioni

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on December 3 for Sylvia Oltremari Baioni, 83, at St. Louis Catholic Church by Rev. Msgr. John B. McArthur. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Louis Baioni; daughter, Sharon Baioni; sons, Paul Baioni and Richard Baioni; brothers, Raymond Oltremari and Michael Oltremari; 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. 

Remy Christopher Johnson

A graveside service was held on December 1 for Remy Christopher Johnson, 19, at Memphis Memorial Gardens by Deacon Michael D’Addabbo. Survivors include brothers, Richard D. Holderfield, Brandon D. Moore, Dameron S. Leonard and Benjamin C. Johnson V.; parents, Benjamin and Lucie Johnson, Cindy and Steve English; grandparents, Benjamin and Patrice Johnson and Don Kenyon; great-grandparents - Jacquelyn Rhodes, Curtis and Betty Usry. 

Kristin Ann Cordero

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on December 1 for Kristin Ann Cordero, 44, at St. Louis Church by Rev. Jolly Sebastian. Burial was in Puerto Rico. Survivors include spouse, Israel E. Cordero De Jesus; sister, Laura Lynn Reisinger; brother, Richard James Cheseldine; mother and stepfather, Sara Lynn and Michael Thomas Wilkinson; 23 nieces and nephews.

Frank Cortese

A Memorial Mass was celebrated on November 30 for Frank Cortese, 80, at St. Louis Catholic Church by Rev. Msgr. John B. McArthur. Burial was in Pennsylvania. Survivors include daughters, Cherie and Charlene; son, Robert; 6 grandchildren. 

Michael Elizabeth Basler

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on November 27 for Michael Elizabeth Basler, 75, at St. Louis Catholic Church by Rev. William Burke. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Gerald Basler; daughters, Christy Baioni, Karin Sinnott and Kathy Haverley; son, James Basler.

Brian Phillip Sorrentino

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on November 19 for Brian Phillip Sorrentino, 60, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church by Rev. Carl J. Hood. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Suzanne Ruleman Barnett Sorrentino; daughter, Emily Sutherlin; son, Joseph Sorrentino; brother, Brent Sorrentino; 1 grandchild.

Kathleen Smith Moore

A graveside service was held on November 16 for Kathleen Smith Moore, 95, at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include daughters, Leigh O’Rourke, Kathleen C. Moore, Ruth Morri; 4 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Louis J. Turri

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on November 15 for Louis J. Turri, 90, at St. Michael Church by Rev. Jose Cruz Zapata. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Barbara Turri; daughter, Donna Marie Payne; sons, Luis J, Michael, Stephen A. and William Turri; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Michael Carl Zingale

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on November 13 for Michael Carl Zingale, 95, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church by Rev. Msgr. Albert Kirk assisted by Rev. Ajesh Joseph and Deacon Werner Rose. Burial was at West Tennesse Veterans Cemetery. Survivors include daughter, Monica Lapuente; son, Michael Carl Zingale, Jr.; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. 

Lena Maddalena Saluppo

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on November 9 for Lena Maddalena Saluppo, 81, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Memphis by Rev. Msgr. Thomas Kirk. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include sister, Tina Saluppo Benton; Brother, Vince Saluppo; Niece, Mary Benton.

Alan Joseph Aste

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on November 7 for Alan Joseph Aste,85, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church by Reverend James Martell assisted by Deacon Richmond Quinton. Burial Was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include close friend, Lanelle Moffitt.

Rafael Reyna-Camejo

A graveside service was held on November 5 for Rafael Reyna-Camejo,58, at Calvary Cemetery by Reverend Jose Cruz Zapata Torres.

Janet “Jan” Glaser

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on November 5 for Janet “Jan” Glaser, 85, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church by Rev. Mathew Panackachira, MCBS with concelebrants Rev. Msgr. Victor Ciaramitaro, Rev. Jolly Sebastian, Rev. Gary Lamb, Rev. Richard Coy, Rev. Jeo Poulouse, Rev. Ajesh Joseph. Burial was at Memorial Park Souhtwoods Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Donald L. Glaser, Sr.; son, Donald L. Glaser, Jr.; sisters, Patty and Barbara; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. 

Kelly Ann Mann

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on November 3 for Kelly Ann Mann, 55, at Catholic Church of the Incarnation by Reverend Peter Nguyen. A private burial took place following the Mass. Survivors include spouse, Doug Mann and son, Alex Mann.

Karen Kankel

A funeral home service was held on November 2 for Karen Kankel, 64, at Memorial Park Cemetery by Rev. John Hourican. Survivors include sister, Lisa Graves; brother, Ken Young.

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