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UNION-NEWS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 1992- 35 George S. Odiorne, former UMass dean ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. George S. Odiorne, 71, of St.

Petersburg, a former professor and dean of the School of Business Administration (now the School of Management) at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, died Sunday in Humana HospitalHe came to UMass in 1974 to as Northside in St. Petersburg. a dean of the Business School. He resigned as dean in 1977 and continued to teach at UMass until 1983, when he was appointed to the Harold D. Holder chair of management at Eckerd College in St.

Petersburg. At Eckerd he taught undergraduate management classes. He had also taught at Rutgers University, and was professor and director of the Bureau of Industrial Relations at the University of Michigan for 10 years. He had also been the dean of the University of Utah School of Business. He had also worked at the American Can Co.

from 1938 to 1951 and as a personnel director at General Mills from 1957 to 1958. He was a consultant to many large corporations, including Chase Manhattan and General Motors Corp. Born in Merrimac, he was an Army veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific. He attended high school in Lowell, and graduated from Rutgers University in New Jersey. He received his master's and doctorate degrees in business administration from New York University.

He was the author of 26 books, the most popular being "Management Decisions by Objectives." He developed the "management by objectives" system of management that was adopted by many corporations and government agencies around the country. He was a member of the National Management Association Hall of Fame and the Human Resource Development Hall of Fame. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in St. Petersburg. He leaves his wife, the former Janet Phoenix; Hanna; a a brother, son, Raymond Robert H.

J. of Vero Beach, two sisters, Ruth Lord of Concord, N.H., and Jeanette Merritt of Hampstead Village, N.H.; and three grandchildren. The funeral will be today at the Anderson- Funeral Home in St. Petersburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O.

Box 10160, St. Petersburg, 33733, or to any charity. Charles Carr, engineer, alcoholism board director DALTON Charles E. Carr, 79, formerly of 87 Grange Hall Road, a retired quality control engineer at Nuclear Components in Great Barrington, died Sunday in Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield.He previously worked at Berkshire Industries. He was also a former member of the Dalton Water Commission.

Born in Brandon, he graduated from Brandon High School and the former Bay Path Institute in Springfield, now Bay Path College in Longmeadow. He had lived in Holyoke before moving to Dalton 40 years ago. He was a 17-year member of Francis X. Charbonneau SOUTH HADLEY Francis X. Elva Hill Charbonneau, 63, of 87 Abby a retired oil burner technician at LaCasse Oil died Tuesday in Western Massachusetts Hospital, Westfield.

He had also worked for the Belsky Oil and had retired in 1988. Born in Easthampton, he attended schools there and in Winchendon. He had lived in South Hadley many years and had been active in the Boy Scouts. He leaves two sons, Brian F. Charbonneau of Longmeadow and Scott J.

Ray of Chicopee; a brother, Richard of Holyoke; two sisters, Pauline Malke and Arlene Brown, both of Chicopee; four grandchildren, and a friend, MinSouth Hadley. The funeral will be Saturday morning at the Ryder. Funeral Home with burial in Forestdale Cemetery, Holyoke. Calling hours will be Friday afternoon and evening. Elva Hill Elva Hill, of 500 Hanco*ck Springfield, a retired housekeeper for various Springfield area families, died Tuesday in Mercy Hospital.

Born in Asheboro, N.C., she attended schools in Randolph County, N.C., and had lived in the Springfield and Holyoke areas for 53 years. She was a member of the Strieby Congregational United of Christ 'in Randolph County, and the Third Baptist Church, Springfield. She leaves a son, Zane Perkins of Providence, R.I; a brother, Elton of Springfield; two sisters, Harriet Jackson of Springfield and Marie Epps of Asheboro; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews including Richard Hillof Springfield. The funeral will be Friday afternoon at the Henderson Funeral Home with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday before the funeral.

Paul Bannish SOUTHWICK Paul Bannish, 30, of 137 Sunnyside a heavy equipment operator for Springfield Resource Recovery, died Wednesday in Springfield's Baystate Medical Center. Born in Westfield, he was a lifelong resident of Westfield and a member of the West Springfield Fish and Game Club. He was a communicant of Holy Trinity Church in Westfield. He leaves his mother, Joan (Lloyd) Bannish of Southwick; four brothers, Edward of Westfield, Larry and Michael, both of Southwick, and Alan of West Suffield, Conn. The funeral will be Saturday morning at Czelusniak Westfield Funeral Home and the church, with burial in St.

Mary's Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday afternoon and evening. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Holy Trinity Improvement Fund, or the Baystate Medical Center, Springfield Unit, Tower Six, in care of the Paul Bannish Fund. -a Dora B. Ayers, 71, nurse, wife of doctor Dora B.

(Hoxie) Ayers, 71, of 55 Bridle Path Road, Springfield, a registered nurse, died Tuesday in Martin Memorial Hospital, Stuart, Fla. She was the wife of Dr. John C. Ayers, former Springfield Commissioner of Public Health. She was a charge nurse on the surgical floor at the former Massachusetts Memorial Hospital, now Boston University Medical Center, and in the pediatric unit of the former Boston Floating Hospital.

Born in Mattapoisett, she had lived in West Dennis and Fairhaven before moving to Springfield several years ago. She graduated from Fairhaven High School, the Northfield Seminary and the Massachusetts Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She was a member of the Hampden District Medical Society Auxiliary, the Massachusetts Medical Society Auxiliary, the American Medical Association Auxiliary and a former member of the board of directors of the Springfield Visiting Nurse Association. She was also a member of the Friends of Springfield Municipal Hospital. J.J.

Lucarelle, sales executive WILBRAHAM Joseph J. Lucarelle, 42, of 14 Woodside Drive, executive vice president of sales for NEPCO of New Castle, died Wednesday at home. Born in Bridgeport, he had lived in Trumball, and graduated from St. Joseph's High School there. He attended Graham Junior College in Boston and had lived in before moving to Wilbraham in 1984.

He was a past president of the New York-Penn State Dairy Association Booster Club and a member of Hampden Country Club and a communicant of St. Cecilia's Church, Wilbraham. He leaves his wife, the former Janice A. Koval; a son, Christopher two daughters, Jennifer C. Lucarelle and Kathryn S.

Lucarelle, all at home; his parents, Nicholas J. and Kathryn (Castelot) Lucarelle of Bridgeport, a brother, Roger P. Lucarelli of Woodbridge, a sister, Kathryn Penzotti of Bridgeport, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Saturday in St. Theresa's Church with burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, both in Trumball.

Calling hours at the T.P. Sampson, Chapel of the Acres, will be Friday afternoon and evening. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Cecilia's Church building fund, 64 Main Wilbraham 01095. Lawrence Asselin CHICOPEE Lawrence W.

Asselin, 61, of 229 Meadow a retired 16-year machinist at the former American Tool Windsor Locks, died Tuesday in Baystate Medical Center, Springfield. He previously worked at Perkins Tool Co. in West Springfield, and retired in 1987. Born in Springfield, he had lived in Chicopee many years. He was a member 'of the Tigers Athletic Club and the Past Time Athletic Club Inc.

His wife, the former Lenora O. Stone, died in 1983. He leaves a son, Lawrence W. Jr. of Ludlow; a daughter, Carol A.

Fields of Chicopee; four brothers, Amedee J. Jr. of Enfield, George R. of Florida, Kenneth of Springfield and Donald of West Springfield; four sisters, Claire Ratelle of Chicopee, Lillian Fontaine of Springfield, Evelyn Blondik and Margaret Mort, both of Chicopee; six grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. The funeral will be Friday morning at the Tylunas Funeral Home and in St.

George's Church with burial in St. Rose Cemetery, Aldenville. Calling hours are this afternoon and evening. Memorial contributions may be made to Jude Children's Research Hospi: tal, 1 St. Jude Place Building, P.O.

Box 1000, Dept. 300, Memphis, Tenn. 38148-0552. Alice C. Gushue Alice C.

(Galloway) Gushue, 71, of 27 Jean Drive, Springfield, a re: tired 15-year nurse's aide at Springfield Municipal Hospital, died Wednesday in Mercy Hospital. She retired in 1977. Born in Chicopee, she graduated from Chicopee High School in 1938 and had lived in Springfield most of her life. She was a member of the Springfield Hobby Club and enjoyed playing bingo. She leaves her husband of 50 years, Elmer P.

Gushue; two sons, Richard E. and, John both of Chicopee; a daughter, Jean C. Heirche of DeSoto, a sister, Catherine Trumbull of Front Royal, six grandchildren and a great-grandson. The funeral will be Saturday morning at the Tylunas Funeral Home with burial in Fairview Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday afternoon and evening.

Memorial may be made to the American Lung 393 Maple Springfield 01105. Paul J. Fitzpatrick, retired V.A. attorney BUFORD, Ga. Paul Joseph Fitzpatrick, 85, of Highway.

124 and formerly of Chicopee Falls, a retired attorney with the Veterans Administration in Burlington, died Tuesday in Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville. He retired in 1964 after working 33 years with the Veterans Administration. Born in Chicopee Falls, he attended schools in Chicopee Falls and later graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and received his law degree from the University of Indiana Law School. He was a Navy veteran. He attended the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Buford and was a member of the Knights of Co- John F.

Balicki, 72, well-known athlete JOHN F. BALICKI WESTFIELD- John F. Balicki, 72, of 10 State a retired clerk at C.P. Paysons died Tuesday in Noble Hospital. He retired in 1985.

Born in Chicopee, he lived the past 49 years in Westfield. He was a well-known athlete and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was recipient of the Purple Heart and the Good Conduct Medal and he also received the European, African, and Middle Eastern Theatre Campaign ribbons. He was a communicant of Holy Trinity Church and was past president of its Holy Name Society. He leaves his wife, the former Jennie Kempisty; two sons, William of Hawaii and Jeffrey of Westfield; two sisters, Helen Chmura and Susan Gula, both of Chicopee; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Friday morning at the Czelusniak Westfield Funeral Home and the church, with burial in Pine Hill Cemetery. Calling hours are this afternoon and evening. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 33 Fourth Needham, 02194. Edwin B. Houser Edwin B.

Houser, 63, of 11 Belmont Place, Springfield, a mechanic for several local companies, died Wednesday in Mercy Hospital. He was a mechanic for the Belmont Oil Truck Leasing and the Longmeadow Truck Leasing Co. Born in San Diego, he lived 40 years in Springfield. He owned and refurbished an 80-foot yacht named "Ed's Dream" at the Yankee Boat Yard and Marina Inc. on the Connecticut River in Portland, Conn.

He leaves his wife of 39 years, the former Elaine G. Messier; a son, Mark A. of Springfield; four daughters, Deborah J. Roy of Monson, Donna M. Hyland of Springfield, Deborah J.

Cordeiro and Mary E. Luz, both of Plymouth; a sister, Helen Couch of Chula Vista, and 10 grandchildren. The funeral will be Saturday morning at Forastiere Funeral Home, with burial at the convenience of the family. Calling hours are Friday afternoon and evening. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 393 Maple Springfield, 01105.

1 Matteo Rettura Matteo Rettura, 63, of 93 Melha Springfield, a retired taylor, died Wednesday in Baystate Medical Center. Before retiring in 1987, he worked 30 years for Anderson Little in its Chicopee, Springfield, Northampton and New London, locations. He had served as an honorary deputy sheriff of Hampshire County and as a notary public. Born in Calabria, Italy, he had lived in Springfield for 25 years. He was was a communicant of Our Lady of Hope Church and a member of the Mount Carmel Society.

He leaves his wife, the former Agata D'Ascoli; a son, Matteo two daughters, Tina Rettura and Annamaria Rettura, all at home; his mother, Marianna (Cosentino) Rettura of Springfield, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Saturday morning at Forastiere Funeral Home and in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Calling hours are Friday afternoon and evening. Light blamed for fire that kills 94-year-old GLOUCESTER (AP) A 94- year -old man was killed in an electrical fire that started in his bedroom in a two-family house on the waterfront early yesterday. The victim was identified as Salvatore Tarantino.

Deputy Fire Chief John Low. said investigators believe the blaze was caused by homemade light fixture that set a fire when a light bulb touched cardboard. Low said other residents of the house escaped injury. A firefighter was treated and released from Addison Gilbert Hospital for chest pain and smoke inhalation, he said. DORA B.

AYERS Besides her husband, she leaves two sons, Dr. John B. Ayers of Kennebunk, Maine, and attorney Jeffrey P. Ayers of Baltimore; a daughter, Janet C. Taft of North Adams, and seven grandchildren.

The funeral will be Saturday morning at Byron's Allen Street Funeral Home. with burial in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. Calling hours will be Friday afternoon and evening. Memorial contributions may be made to the scholarship fund of either Fairhaven High School, 12 Huttleston Fairhaven, 02179, or the Northfield-Mount Hermon School, 206 Main Northfield, 01360. Veronica Suchocki, aide at Dean Tech School.

A lifelong resident of Holyoke, she was a graduate of Holyoke High School and a communicant HOLYOKE Veronica R. (Baran) Suchocki, 66, of 43 Downing a teacher's aide for the Holyoke school department, died Thursday in Providence Hospital. She worked for 17 years for the department, most recently as a teacher's aide at the William J. Dean Vocational Technical High of Blessed Sacrament Church. She leaves her husband, Alphonse Suchocki; a son, Union News photographer John Suchocki of Holyoke; three daughters, Linda and Karen Suchocki.

both of San Diego, and Susan Whalen of South Hadley; three brothers, Louis, Frederick and John, all of Holyoke; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 113 The funeral will be Saturday morning at Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, and in the church, with burial in Mater Dolorosa Cemetery in South Hadley. Calling hours are this evening and Friday afternoon and evening. Memorial contributions may be made to the William J.

Dean Vocational Technical High School Special Education Program, 1045 Main Holyoke, 01040. Claire Rush WEST SPRINGFIELD Claire E. (Bresett) Rush, 69, of 255 Prospect a retired inspector for Electronics, died Wednesday in Baystate Medical Springfield. She retired in 1985. Born in Springfield, she had lived in West Springfield most of her life.

She leaves her. husband, Leland T. Rush; two sons, Tod L. of New York City and Ned L. at home; her mother, Eva (Lessard) Bresett of East Longmeadow; a sister, Janet Barney of East Longmeadow.

The funeral will be Friday morning at the Curran-Jones West Springfield Funeral Home with burial in Hillcrest Park Cemetery at the convenience of the Calling hours are this evening. Memorial contributions may be made to the Western Massachusetts Lung Association, 393 Maple Springfield 01105. Cruising 'johns' cars safe from seizure RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) A controversial bill that would allow police to seize the cars of drivers caught soliciting prostitutes was tabled yesterday by the County Legislature. The 11-7 vote followed party lines, with nine Republicans and two conservative legislators voting for tabling and the seven Democrats voting against it.

The measure was tabled despite pleas from community groups in Wyandanch, North Amityville and Gordon Heights for lawmakers to do something to stop a rising tide of cruising johns looking for car sex. The groups said the johns frequently proposition local residents, including children as young as 12. Under the bill, seized cars would be used by police or sold at public auction. The bill would be the first of its kind in the state. Suffolk police said it would deter johns and help clear neighborhoods of drugs and prostitution.

lumbus in Burlington. His wife, the former Helen Margaret died in 1966. "He leaves three sons, Rev. Paul J. Jr.

of Buford, Richard Curtis of Atlanta, and Edward Michael of Oklahoma City, two daughters, Joan Helen Fitzpatrick of Sarasota, Fla. and Mary Nancy Racine of Cleveland, a brother, John of Springfield, six grandchildren; and 'three greatgrandchildren. The funeral will be Friday morning at the church, with burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Burlington at a later date. Flanigan Funeral Home in Buford is in 1-- charge of arrangements. 1 Ida M.

Gosselin Alcoholics Anonymous and served on the board of directors for the Berkshire Council of Alcoholism. He was also instrumental in starting half-way houses for alcoholics. His wife, the former Marjory Elmore, died in 1983. He leaves three sons, Charles E. Jr.

of Illinois, Bruce G. of Florida and Glenn D. of Ohio; three daughters, Loralee C. Talis of Monson, Deborah C. Oberfield of Pittsfield and Rebecca C.

Kinney of Dalton; two brothers, Dean Carr of Brandon and Merle Brooks of Florida; a sister, Helen Gay of Florida; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be Saturday at the Dery-Foley Funeral Home with burial in Ashuelot Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be Friday afternoon and evening. Memorial contributions may be made to High Watch Farm, in care of the funeral home. William J.

Sheehan, postal service worker WINDSOR LOCKS William J. Sheehan, 78, of 36 Grove a retired eight-year employee at the C.H. Dexter died Tuesday at home. He retired in 1977. He had also worked in the Windsor Locks office of the Postal Service for 31 years, retiring in 1969.

A lifelong resident of Windsor Locks, he served for many years on the board of directors of the St. Mary's Parish Credit Union, now the Windsor Locks Federal Credit Union. He was" an Army Veteran of World War II, and a member of the Smalley Brothers Post 6123, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Gensi-Viola Post' 36, American Legion. He was also a past grand knight and life member of the Riverside Council 26, Knights of Columbus, and Riverside Assembly Fourth Degree, Knights of Columbus. He leaves his wife, the former Alice Henson; a daughter, Alice Marie of Enfield; a sister, Rita Sheehan of Windsor Locks, and three grandchildren.

The funeral will be Friday morning at Windsor Locks Funeral Home, and in the church, with burial in Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. Calling hours are this afternoon and evening. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice-Visiting Nurse Home Care 945 Asylum Hartford, 06105. Robert S.

Hoag ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Robert S. Hoag, 68, of St. Petersburg, a former pharmacist in the Western Massachusetts area, died Dec.

26, at home. He worked at several pharmacies in Westfield and West Springfield, Mass. Born in Holyoke. he lived in West Springfield before moving to Florida in 1975. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II.

He leaves a son, Richard Fitzgerald of Tampa; three daughters, Mary Stoft of St. Petersburg, Valerie Hoag of Westfield and Andrea Newman of the Feeding Hills section of Agawam, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. A memorial service will be at the convenience of the family. The National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg, was in charge.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care, 300 East Bay Drive, Largo, Fla. 34640. WEST SPRINGFIELD Ida M. (Lavoie) Gosselin, 85, of 1175 Morgan Road, died Tuesday in a local nursing home. Born in Drummond, Quebec, she had lived in Springfield 'before moving to West Springfield many years ago.

She was a communicant of Joseph's Church, Springfield. Her husband, Victor. Gosselin, died in 1959. She leaves a son, Donald of Springfield; two daughters, Norma Shay of Springfield Joyce Ciollaro of West Springfield; several brothers and sisters in Con-: necticut; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be Saturday morning in St.

Aloysius Cemetery, Indian Orchard section of Springfield. St. Pierre Funeral Home, Springfield, is in charge. There are no calling hours. 3 A '7' Cecelia P.

Hiney Cecelia P. (Kennedy) Hiney, 88, formerly of Allen Park Road, Springfield, a former dental assistant, died Tuesday in a local nursing home. Born in Springfield, she attended local schools' and graduated from the former Springfield Civil Service School in 1923. She had lived in Ludlow from 1946 until returning to Springfield in She was a communicant of i St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Ludlow.

Her husband, John J. Hiney, superintendent of the Ludlow Reservoir, died in 1988. She leaves a daughter, Elaine Golden of Ludlow; three grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren. The funeral will be Saturday morning at the Ratell! Funeral Home, Indian Orchard, and in the church with burial in St. Michael's Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Friday evening. Memorial contributions may be made to the church, 12 Cedar Ludlow Gerald J. Bycenski LUDLOW Gerald J. Bycenski, 21, of 120 Bruni died Tuesday in Ludlow Hospital. Born in Springfield, he was a student at the Ludlow High School Collaborative and was a communicant of Christ the King Church.

He leaves his parents, Robert J. and Josephine (Sidoti) Bycenski; and a sister, Catherine Bycenski of Ludlow. The funeral will be Saturday morning at the church with burial in Island Pond Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Ludlow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to JERICO Bureau for Exceptional Children and Adults, P.O. Box 1039, Holyoke, 01041-1039. Kevin M. Murray '4- WARE Kevin M. Murray, 25, of Bondsville Road, a student at Western New England College, died Tuesday in Baystate Medical Center.

Born in Springfield, he had lived in Ware all his life and graduated from Ware High School and Springfield Technical Com-: munity College. He also the University of Massachusetts. He was a communicant of St. Bartholomew's Church. in Bonds-! ville section of Palmer.

He leaves his parents, George J. and Iona (Nadeau) Murray of Ware; a sister, Colleen Convery of Easthamp- 4 ton; his maternal' grandparents, Earl and Idamay Dent of Westfield and Ernest Nadeau of East Longmeadow. A private funeral will be Friday morning at Belanger Funeral Home, Three Rivers section of Palmer, and in the church with burial in St. Tho- mas Cemetery, Palmer. There are no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 15 Mulberry Springfield 01105..

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