Obituaries

(Nov. 11, 1938 – July 12, 2014)
He was laughing so hard he started to cry.
It’s something Paul Bergeron of Lake Monticello, Virginia, had been known to do all his life, but something he hadn’t done much of lately, as the final stages of melanoma – which he had battled valiantly for 14 years – had finally taken the upper hand.
It came while telling stories with Angela, his beloved wife of 52 years, and their four grown children – Karen, Paul III, Robert and Thomas – at his side.
That’s when Paul’s family – and Paul himself – realized he was ready. Paul died just a few weeks later in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was 75.
But oh how he enjoyed each and every one of those years.
Family was so important to Paul.
When he was just a teenager, his own father died, leaving him to care for his ailing mother in a small apartment in Langley Park, MD, while earning a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at The George Washington University. He eventually held a pharmacy license in eight states.
His mother passed a few years later, just as Paul and Angie were starting a family that would grow from their first child in 1963 to their fourth in 1968.
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Carl A. Zellner, 78, passed away Sunday, June 29 at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, MA with family at his side.
Carl was born October 4, 1935 to Gladys and August Zellner in Oklahoma City, OK. There he graduated from Classen High School. His further education included Principia College, BA degree; University of Washington, MA degree; and his doctoral course work in urban planning at Harvard University. Carl’s career as an urban planner spanned many decades and impacted many cities, towns and highways. He worked several years on Boston’s “Big Dig.” Many Charlestown sites bear his mark from the research he did, such as finding the original correct site of Paul Revere’s landing in Charlestown and lobbying for a marker to be placed on the site.
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Glenn David Vaughan, 80, of Green Township in Cincinnati, Ohio, died on July 1, 2014 at the Llanfair Retirement Community in College Hill in Cincinnati.
He was a minister, a graduate of the Cincinnati Bible Seminary, a U.S. Navy Korean War veteran and a member of the Whitewater Crossing Christian Church. He was a native of Ashland, Kentucky.
He was the beloved husband of Alberta Church Vaughan; the devoted father of David B. Vaughan, (Donna) and Jana G. Vaughan; the loving grandfather of Amanda Porter (Joe), Tyler Vaughan, Mallory Orahood and Meredith Burton (Shawn), and great grandfather of Alex and Brooklyn Porter; the dear brother of Butch Vaughan (Linda), Louie Vaughan (Marge) and the late Elaine Church and is also survived by nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, the late Glenn and Rosa (Pennington) Vaughan.
Friends are invited to join the family for a celebration service on Friday, July 11th. At 7 p.m. at the Whitewater Crossing Christian Church, 5771 Sate Route 128, Cleves, OH 45002
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed in his name to the Whitewater Crossing Christian Church.
He was a faithful pastor with a ministry spanning 7 churches in 3 states and over 55 years. He loved God, he loved people and he loved the Church.

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Susan Louise (Ulezelski) Thalacker, 72, of Lake Monticello, died on Friday, May 30, 2014 at her home.
She was born on October 1, 1941 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a daughter of Mary (Fox) Ulezelski of Redgranite, Wisconsin and the late George Ulezelski.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Thalacker; her daughter, Krista Hansen; her sister, Anita Ulezelski; and her brother, Thomas Ulezelski.
Mrs. Thalacker was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Palmyra, Virginia. She married her high school sweetheart, Don, in 1964. His career with the U.S. Government immediately led them on a path of world travel. Places she lived included Lebanon, Liberia, Laos, Nepal, Israel, Germany, Honduras, Finland and Panama. She raised her two daughters to appreciate all the cultural diversity they could experience.

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John (Jack) Charney passed away peacefully on May 6, 2014 with his wife, Sue Charney, at his side. He is also survived by parents, John and Anna Charney, and sister, Angela (Ronald), all of Bluffton, SC; nephew and niece, Mathew Andrews and Melissa Stump; and godsons Samuel and Oliver Michelsen, currently in Japan.
Jack was raised in New Jersey graduating from Colonia High School in 1976.  He joined the U.S. Army and proudly served for six years. He worked 10 years at the DMV New Jersey and then moved to California because he wanted to learn to surf.  Although he didn’t learn to surf, he did meet Sue. They married in 1997. Wanting to live closer to his family, Jack and Sue headed east on December 31, 2001 and settled in Palmyra, Virginia. 
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