Category Archive: Memorial Site

Dec 09 2008

Cory Diamond

Cory Diamond Teen killed, another hurt in bizarre police chase [Corey was a Brown Belt Uechi-ryu student of Chicago teacher, David Kahn.] July 25, 2006 BY ANNIE SWEENEY Crime Reporter The three teen friends playing poker on a slow Sunday summer evening went out for a two-minute errand — a quick visit to a nearby …

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Dec 09 2008

Al Kumian

Alan E. Kunian HOLLISTON – Alan E. Kunian, 75, of Holliston, died Friday, April 27, 2007, at UMass Medical Center in Worcester.   He was the husband of Marjorie E. (Doherty) Kunian, who died in April 2000. Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Hilda (Abrams) and Harry Kunian. A graduate of …

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Dec 09 2008

Bill Arch

William Arch passed away Saturday, November 24, 2007. Bill was born September 23, 1936 in Hillsdale, Michigan to the Honorable Judge Charles and Lily in (Haynes) arch. From October of 1967 through September of 1969, Bill served in the US Army until honorably discharged. He was married to Janet Davis on August 18, 1962. She …

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Dec 09 2008

John-VanderLaar

John VanderLaar Dead at 48 Word of longtime Uechi-ryu practitioner John VandeLaar’s passing has saddened the martial-arts community in Michigan. A Battle Creek resident, VandeLaar, 47, began studying Uechi-ryu in June 1979 under Sensei Bill Keith, and shortly thereafter became a student of Sensei Jim Thompson’s during the transitional period in which Thompson bought the …

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Dec 09 2008

Eric Bishop

Eric Bishop He died suddenly, on November 26, 2008, of an aortic dissection, following emergency surgery. Eric was buried with military honors at Fort Custer Military Cemetery, Battle Creek Michigan on Dec. 5, 2008. Sensei Eric Bishop began his Uechi-ryu training in Kalamazoo in 1973, and was the first person known to have introduced Uechi-ryu to Germany, …

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Nov 08 2006

Uechi Community Loss: Brant Christiansen

Hundreds of “China Trip” pictures (and videos to come) at IUKF Board member Harry Skeffington’s site:

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Feb 14 2006

Passing of Charles Earle

EARLE, CHARLES C., III, Master Karate Instructor, 64, of Chopmist Hill Road, North Scituate, died Saturday, February 11, 2006 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Hospice Center Providence, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Nancy (Velletri) Earle. He was born in Boston, MA, the son of the late Charles C. Earle, Jr. and …

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Feb 11 1996

Tribute to “Bally”!

“Bally” 5/13/81 – 02/11/96 Susan and I had to “put down” our beloved “Bally” this morning. Those of you out there who ever owned and loved a dog will appreciate how hard this act can be. Owning a pet is a responsiblity and knowing when it is time to say goodby is a sad but …

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