Thursday, December 9, 1999
Guillermo Romanat, 86, of Andover died Wednesday, Dec. 1.
Mr. Romanat was born and educated in Puerto Rico.
He moved to New York City in 1931 and attended Ochoki School of Navigation, Hanzlik Aviation School Aviation School of Technology and Fairchild Aviation Corp. School.
Mr. Romanat was a licensed aircraft pilot, ground instructor for aircraft engines and aerial navigation. He worked for the federal government for 20 years and retired in 1971 as a director of "Operation Bootstrap" program, which promoted the economic development of Puerto Rico.
Mr. Romanat moved to Andover in 1974 from South Miami. He worked at the Environmental Protection Agency in Boston, where he was awarded the special achievement award for high quality performance.
He enjoyed aerial photography and classical music.
Members of his family include his daughter, Maria Habeeb of Andover; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
He was the widower of Christine Carroll Romanat.
A memorial Mass was said Saturday in St. Augustine Church.
Arrangements were by Dewhirst & Conte Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Thursday, December 30, 1999
Alice (Herbert) Johnson, 85, of Florence Street died Thursday, Dec. 23, at Wingate at Andover just hours after being admitted.
Mrs. Johnson was born in North Reading and raised and educated in Andover.
She was head baker for Andover public school system before she went to work at Raytheon Corp. in Andover. She retired in 1979 after 18 years with the company.
Mrs. Johnson was a member of Andover Baptist Church and its Friendly Circle. She and her late husband, Clarence Johnson, summered at Hampton Beach, N.H., for many years.
Members of her family include her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Robert Hinckley of North Andover; sister, Edith Swanson of Lawrence; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday at Dewhirst & Conte Funeral Home. Burial was in Spring Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Andover Baptist Church, 7 Central St., Andover, MA 01810.
Thursday, January 13, 2000
Alice Grady, 88, of Andover died Monday, Jan. 10, at Academy Manor Nursing Home after a long illness.
Mrs. Grady was born and educated in Lawrence.
She was a shop steward for the union at Tyer Rubber Co. where she worked for 40 years.
Mrs. Grady was a parishioner of St. Joseph Melkite Catholic Church in Lawrence.
She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and vegetable gardening.
Members of her family include her nieces, Linda Meadow of Coral Gables, Fla., and Nina Dagher of Miami; and several cousins.
She was the widow of Leo Grady.
A funeral service was held Wednesday at Farrah Funeral Home in Lawrence.
Alfred J. Long
Thursday, January 20, 2000
Alfred J. Long, 89, of Andover died Sunday, Jan. 16, at Lawrence General Hospital.
Mr. Long was born in Berlin, N.H., and graduated from Berlin High in 1928.
He recently moved to Andover. He was a former resident of Saugus and Lantana, Fla.
Mr. Long was a chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He had been a waiter at the Red Coach Grill in Boston for 15 years when he retired. He had previously been a manager at Barney Chef's restaurant in Boston and a waiter at Wonderland Race Track restaurant.
Mr. Long was a member of St. Augustine Church and a former member of Saugus Order of Elks.
Members of his family include his wife, Cecilia (Collen) Long of Andover; sons and daughters-in-law, Alfred J. and Vivian Long Jr. of Columbus, Ohio, and E. Paul and Andrea Long of Andover; sister, Stella Michel of New York; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be said today, Thursday, Jan. 20, at St. Augustine Church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be at a later date in Riverside Cemetery in Saugus.
Arrangements are by Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home in Lynn.
Joseph H. Brotz
Thursday, April 6, 2000
Joseph H. Brotz, 64, of Chester, N.H., died Tuesday, March 28, at Lawrence General Hospital.
Mr. Brotz was a heavy equipment operator for Ray Greenwood and Son of Chelmsford, George Henderson of Andover, Dean Smith of Windham, N.H. and Wang Laboratories of Lowell.
He graduated from Chelmsford High in 1954. He was a camper and caretaker at Silver Sands Campground for the last six years.
Members of his family include sons Joseph H. Brotz of Lawrence, Richard and fiance Dawn of Florida, daughter and son-in-law Cheryl and Anthony Riccio of Plaistow, N.H.; brother Michael Huskey of Thibodaux, La., sisters Bette Henderson of Andover, Rosemary Monahan of South Carolina, Elaine Lowe of Connecticut and Carol Huskey of Lawrence; and several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Arrangements were by Charles F. Dewhirst Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen.
Funeral services were held April 1 at the funeral home. Cremation followed at Linwood Cemetery in Haverhill.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Hospital Cancer Management Center, 70 East St., Methuen, MA 01844.
Anthony S. Kundratis
Thursday, April 6, 2000
Anthony S. Kundratis, 90, died March 28 in Kent, Wash.
Mr. Kundratis was born in Yonkers, N.Y. and moved to Lawrence in 1934 where he and his wife both graduated from Lawrence High School.
He then became supervisor of the drapery-bedspread division of Pacific Mills.
In 1938 he married Germaine Lambert of Lawrence and in 1940 he started work as a sales-route supervisor for Betsy Ross Baking Co. until 1971. While employed there, he served as foreman for the Teamsters Union.
In the 1960s, he graduated from Bentley College of Accounting in Boston and later became self-employed as a public accountant for small businesses. In 1984, he and his wife retired to Sequim, Wash.
Mr. Kundratis served as treasurer at First Church of Christ Scientist in Andover and later in Sequim. He was an active golfer at the Dungeness Country Club in Sequim and while living in Massachusetts won club championships at Merrimack Golf Club in Methuen and the Andover Country Club.
Family members include his wife and daughter, Merelice Kundratis of Brookline.
James Z. Dembkoski
Thursday, April 6, 2000
Former Andover resident James Z. "Ziggy" Dembkoski, 83, of Dudley died Tuesday, April 4 in Oakwood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Webster.
Mr. Dembkoski was a retired foreman-machinist from American Optical where he worked for over 40 years. He retired in 1979.
He was born in Chelsea and graduated from Worcester Trade School. He lived in Andover for many years before moving to Charlton in 1945 and then to Dudley in 1971.
He also owned and operated Bay Path Realty in Charlton and was instrumental in starting the Charlton Credit Union where he was vice president for many years.
He served as vice chairman of the Charlton Democratic Town Committee for 15 years. He attended St. Andrew Bobola Church and was a member of the Quarter Century Club of American Optical Co. in Southbridge.
Family members include his wife of 30 years, Theresa (Robillard) Rybacki Dembkoski; a daughter, Diane Blackman of Connecticut; four step-daughters, Sandra Rybacki Zack, Celeste Rybacki Herron, Karen Rybacki Labbe and Virginia Rybacki Rock-Przystas, all of Webster; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
His first wife, Stacia (Koslowski) Dembkoski, died in 1965.
Arrangements are by Bartel Funeral Home, 33 Schofield Ave., Dudley.
Calling hours were scheduled for yesterday, Wednesday, at the funeral home.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated today, Thursday, in St. Andrew Bobola Church in Dudley.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew Bobola Church, PO Box 98, West Main Branch, Dudley, MA 01571; or to the American Cancer Society Mass. Division, 7 Oak St., Worcester, MA 01609.