Category Archive: Memorial Site

Dec 09 2008

Mark Waye

Mark Andrew Waye Bridgewater, Nova ScotiaCanada Passed away quietly at the age of 23 on January 26, 2005.Mark was a dedicated member of the Bridgewater Uechi -Ryu Academy for 10 years. Mark was also instrumental in launching the nearby Lunenburg Dojo, helping instruct both adults and children. Despite what many would find overwhelming physical challenges, …

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Dec 09 2008

Michael Heffernan

Michael E. Heffernan 01/12/43–08/20/89: Being only ten years of age when my father passed the memories of his karate studies are limited. One clear memory I have is going from dojo to dojo with my father at age 8 or 9 and him not letting me sign up because the styles were all so different …

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Dec 09 2008

Al Moulton

Al Moulton – – – Suffers fatal heart attack! February 15, 2005: I received a call this morning from Chong, Al’s wife, informing me of his death. Until the end, Al continued to post on these forums. His last email to me was February 2nd: The latest news isn’t so good, George. Actually considering the …

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Dec 09 2008

Carmine DiRamio

QUINCY – Carmine A. DiRamio, 77, of Mystic, Conn., formerly of Quincy and Braintree, a retired Quincy police officer, died April 10 at a hospital in Mystic from complication of diabetes. Carmine DiRamio, was a Quincy Police Officer, union president, boxing champ Mr. DiRamio was a Quincy police officer for 40 years and former president …

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Dec 09 2008

Ernest Howland

Ernest L. Howland (Ernie) , died August 20, 2005 at his home in Brockton after a lengthy illness. Born in Braintree, son of the late John P. and Mary A. (Sullivan) Howland, he was raised in Brockton and was a graduate of Brockton High School. After high school, he entered the United States Air Force …

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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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