Obituaries

Douglas Barnes Rhodes

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Douglas Barnes Rhodes, born on April 12, 1934 in Englewood N.J., passed away at home in Chatham on August 19, gazing out over Stage Harbor. He leaves behind his loving wife of 63 years, Nancy, and his three children Timothy (Karyn), Benjamin (Christine) and Susanna (Curt) Beckwith. He is also mourned by his gaggle of grandchildren: Brittany, Katie and Emily, Samantha and Holden, and Isabelle, Lila and Posey — and...

Mark Safferstone

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On August 31, 2021, Mark Safferstone went to be with the Lord.  He was born on September 3, 1948 and was preceded in death by his parents Irving and Sylvia (Graber).  He was born in Brooklyn, NY, raised in Niagara Falls, NY and relocated to Miami, FL in 1965 to finish high school and attend college.  While raised as a Torah-based Jew by his parents, in 1992 Mark accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and th...

Jane Meincke

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Jane Meincke, 97, of Chatham, passed away peacefully on the 16th of July, 2021. A memorial service will be held at St Christophers Episcopal Church, Main St. Chatham on Friday, Sept. 10, at 11 AM. Burial will be held privately. Donations in Jane’s memory may be made to The Cape Symphony, 1060 Falmouth Rd. Suite A, Hyannis Ma. 02601 Notes of comfort may be made to Jane’s family at  www.chapmanfuneral.com ...

Frank J. Hoenemeyer

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Frank J. Hoenemeyer November 1, 1919 – August 25, 2021 Frank J. Hoenemeyer, age 101, departed this life on August 25, 2021. He now joins his beloved wife of 70 years, Lucille. Lucille and Frank were each the love of their lives. They met on Veterans Day 1937, and were married five years later. They raised their two sons and two daughters in Madison, N.J. and summered on Cape Cod. Lucille and Frank travelled exten...

Jean Knapp Lyman

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Jean Knapp Lyman of Chatham passed away on August 27, 2021 at the age of 97, surrounded by her loving children. She was the wife of 73 years to Louis Richard (Dick) Lyman Jr. who died on July 17, 2005. Jean was born in New Britain, Conn. on March 1, 1924, the daughter of the late Oscar G. Knapp and Louise Ramsay Knapp of Plantsville, Conn. She grew up in Plantsville, graduated from St. Margaret’s School in Waterb...

Carolyn Kyle

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A bright light has gone out in Santa Barbara and Chatham. Carolyn Smith Kyle has passed from metastatic Melanoma on August 17, 2021 at her home in Santa Barbara. Happily, all of Carolyn’s family had spent quality time with her in the last few weeks of her life. Carolyn was born on October 8, 1941 in Bakersfield, Calif., to Norman James Smith and Irma Thorne.  After 10 years living in Portland, Seattle and Oakland...

William (Bill) C.Looney Jr.

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William (Bill) C. Looney Jr. of Harwich passed away, after a brief illness, on August 8, 2021 at Pleasant Bay Nursing Center, Brewster. He was born on January 13, 1931 to William C. and Agnes G. (Burns) Looney.  In his later years he took great pleasure in maintaining and driving his big red Ford F150 Super Cab.  It surprised many that he didn’t polish the paint right off of that truck. Bill is survived by his yo...

Grace Weston Hobbs

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Grace Hobbs, 43, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2021 peacefully at her home in Charlotte, N.C. She was born on June 19, 1978 in Indianapolis, Ind. to James W. Hobbs and Laurie C. Schott. After studying music production in college, she became a musician and lived her professional life in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Chatham and then she moved to Charlotte N.C. Throughout her life, she was a creative soul driven by values ...

Joan Marilyn Charette

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Joan Marilyn Charette August 14, 1935 ~ August 4, 2021 Joan Marilyn Charette passed away peacefully with her youngest daughter, Lisa, by her side in the early morning hours on August 4th, 2021.  She was born on August 14th, 1935 in Medford to John Ralph Rayner and Georgina Mae Wilson. “Joanie,” as she was called by her second husband Norman A. Charette, resided in Easthampton with her daughter Lisa E. Harding at ...

Robert Jack Garver

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Robert Jack Garver (never once known as Robert), internationally-renowned watercolorist, West Chatham resident, and all-around great guy, died on August 2, 2021, four days after his 96th birthday. Jack was born on July 29, 1925 in Cumberland, Maryland, the only child of Mary Pearl Bock and Earle Snively Garver (that’s right, Pearl and Earle). He grew up in Hagerstown, Maryland, where at the age of 2, he met the l...

Anne Marie Schimmel (Deshler) ‘Annie’

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Anne Marie Schimmel (Deshler) ‘Annie’   1/29/1940-8/3/2021 Anne Marie Schimmel (Deshler),  “Annie,”  (81)  passed away peacefully August 3, 2021. She is survived by her husband and soul mate of 64 years, Peter A. Schimmel, her two children, son Peter Schimmel Jr., and daughter Pamela McMahon and husband John McMahon, and granddaughter Jennifer Mersky. Anne was born in Cambridge where she attended St.Mary’s Ca...