Obituaries

Frank “Junior” Retton, 80, of Fairmont, WV passed away Monday February 16, 2015 at Monongalia General Hospital. He was born January 26, 1935 in Marion County, son of the late Sam and Angelina Retton.
 
Junior attended the WV School of the Deaf and Blind from 1940 to 1953. While there, he played baseball and football and in 1952, he played on the National Deaf All American Football Team. He was inducted into the School of Deaf Hall of Fame in 1995 for his contributions as a baseball pitcher. Junior was formerly employed at R.W. Cable in Rivesville.
 
Anyone who knew Junior knew he was a sport enthusiast. Regardless of the game or the team, you could always count on him knowing what was going on in the world of sports.
 
Junior is survived by one sister, Linda Corley and husband Gary of Grant Town, WV; sisters-in-law, Patty Retton of Follansbee, WV, Janet Gregg of Masontown, WV, Sandy Donahue of Morgantown, WV, Carolyn Grimes an her husband Richard of Gans, PA, Sheilda Strickland of Iuka, MS; brothers-in-law, William Dalton, Jr.and his wife Penny of Rapid City, SD, Larry Dalton and his wife Susan of Fairmont, WV; nieces and nephews, Tony and Devanna Corley, Dana and Steve Richardson, John David and Sherry Retton, Jimmy and Kristie Retton, Mary Beth and Michael Arlia, Matthew and Heather Retton; and several great nieces and nephews.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Linda (Dalton) Retton; one brother, John Retton; and one sister Mabel Testa.
 
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Lobban and his staff and the nurses in the I.C.U. at Monongalia General Hospital.
 
Family and friends may call Domico Funeral Home, 414 Gaston Ave. in Fairmont from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. A service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Sunday February 22, in the funeral home with Deacon David Lester officiating. Junior’s wishes were to be cremated with a committal at Mt. Carmel Cemetery at a later date. In Lieu of Flowers, memorial donations may be made in Frank’s name to the Romney School of Deaf and Blind Foundation: 301 Main St. Romney, WV 26757. Condolences may be sent online to the family at www.domicofh.com.



Charles R. Buemi, age 77, of Ocean View died Friday, January 23, 2015 at home. Charles was born in Huntington, WV. and was the son of the late Antonio and Lillian (Floyd) Buemi. 

He had been a Compositor for the Washington Post, a member of the Ocean City Baptist Church and Christian Life Church in Foley, AL and he was founder/member of the Deaf Men’s Breakfast Club, Member, Kappa Gamma Fraternity and the Delaware Association of the Deaf. 

He is survived by his wife: Norma S. Buemi and two daughters: Lisa Turner Collier and husband Derek of Spanish Fort, AL, Nicole Grady and husband Timothy of Gulf Shores, AL; step son, Marty Richard of San Antonio, TX, one sister: Mary Leighty of Columbus, GA and a brother: James Buemi Sr. of Riverdale, MD; He also has eight grandchildren, Jason, Ashley, Sarah, Hannah, Dalton, Erin, Rylan, Christian; and two great granddaughters, Eleora, Corah. 

He was preceded in death by grandson, Austin Turner and granddaughter, Caitlin Buemi. 

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, January 27 from 5 to 7PM at Hastings Funeral Home, 19 S. Main Street, Selbyville, DE. 
A Viewing will be held on Thursday, January 29 from 5-7 PM at Christian Life Church in Foley, 14965 Alabama Highway 59 Foley, AL 36535 
Funeral will be held on Friday, January 30 at 11:00 AM at Christian Life Church in Foley, 14965 Alabama Highway 59 Foley, AL 36535 
Interment at Pine Rest Memorial Park 16541 US Highway 98, Foley AL 36535 immediately following. 
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be sent to Gallaudet University 800 Florida Ave. NE. Washington, DC. 20002-3695 or Caitlin Buemi Memorial Scholarship Fund 3613 Ancient Oak Cir. Gulf Shores, AL. 36536

Nancy Smrz, On December 24, 2014 of Bowie, Maryland. Beloved wife of Richard F. Smrz; loving mother to Andrew F. Smrz; sister to Anna Howard (John) and Edna Kaylani. Also survived by a host of loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Nancy taught for a number of years at West Virginia School for the Deaf, Baltimore Public School's Program for Multi-Handicapped Deaf, and was a substitute teacher at Gallaudet University's Kendall and Model Schools for the Deaf. Nancy held memberships in International Catholic Deaf Association (ICDA), Gallaudet University Alumni Association, Maryland Deaf Seniors and Deaf Seniors of America. Family will receive friends at the family-owned BEALL FUNERAL HOME, 6512 NW Crain Hwy. (Rte. 3 South), Bowie, MD on Monday, December 29, 2014 from 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Deaf Catholic Church, 7202 Buchanan St., Landover Hills, MD on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Nancy's memory to St. Francis of Assisi Deaf Catholic Church. Please view and sign the family's guestbook at: - See more at:http://m.legacy.com/obitu.../washingtonpost/obituary.aspx...







J
ohn Robert Deuel, 82, Romney, WV, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at Hampshire Memorial’s Long Term Care Unit. John was born on July 4, 1932 in Sedalia, MO, the son of the late John Edward Deuel and Elizabeth Daisy Cunningham. Beside his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers: Ernest, George and Joseph Deuel.

John R. Deuel was born and raised in Sedalia, Missouri. He attended Missouri School for the Deaf in Fulton, MO and married Virginia Faye in 1954. In that same year, he was selected through his schools ROTC program as the Honor Guard Representative to serve the Iron Curtain speech delivery by Winston Churchill at Westminster College in Fulton, MO. For many years John worked as a tailor and dry cleaner in Missouri until 1972 when he and his family moved to Romney. He had accepted a position at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind as a teacher and coach, concurrently earning a degree in education. John was inducted into the West Virginia School for the Deaf Atheltic Hall of Fame and in 1994 was selected as the Boys Basketball Coach of the Year of the Potomac Valley Athletic Conference. Many will recall John walking down Main St. at a brisk pace, always smiling and offering an enthusiastic wave.

He is survived by one son, Barry Wade Deuel and his wife Missi of Winchester, VA.; three brothers; William and wife Frances of Columbia, MO; Harold and wife Patty of St. Augustine, FL and Alfred and wife Sherry of Talladega, AL; and one granddaughter, Regan Faye Deuel of Richmond, VA.

Friends will be received on Friday, December 12, 2014 from 3 to 5 PM at Shaffer Funeral Home in Romney, WV. Inurnment services at the graveside will be held next summer (2015) in Missouri. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the West Virginia School for the Deaf Hall of Fame Committee, PO Box 1764, Martinsburg, WV 25402-1764.



DAVID DANIEL HUDSON. David Daniel Hudson, 74, passed peacefully at his home in Chalfont, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014. David was born in Charleston, West Virginia to David Anderson Hudson and Gladys Chapman Givins. He attended Romney school for the deaf in West Virginia in addition to Pennsylvania school for the deaf. He retired from Standardized Pressed Steel in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. An avid Philadelphia sports fan and lifelong supporter of West Virginia University athletics, David also enjoyed spending time at the shore with his family. To cherish his memory, David leaves behind his beloved wife of 52 years, Linda (Hirst) Hudson.; son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Yvonne Hudson; daughter and son-in-law, Loulie and Darrin Kenney.; son and daughter-in-law Stephen and Paula Hudson.; six grandchildren: Kiersten, Caitlin, Colin, Connor, Ryan, and Kaleigh.; A brother, Stephen Hudson.; sister, Beverly Toler. David was preceded in death by his brother, Phillip Hudson. David’s Funeral Service will be held on Monday August 18, 2014, 11:00am at the Shelly Funeral Home 1460 Easton Road Warrington Pa. Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home from 10:00am until the time of service. Internment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf 100 W School House Ln, Philadelphia, PA., 19144-3404, www.psd.org