Formerly of Richmond —
Andronica (Koch) Pandaru, formerly of Thompson, Conn., and Richmond, who lived the past six years in West Haven, Conn.; beloved wife of the late Nicolae Pandaru, died February 18 in New Haven, Conn.
Mrs. Pandaru was born in Bridgeport, Conn., to the late Paul & Bessie Cocea and was predeceased by three brothers, John, Peter & Leo Koch, and one sister, Mary Leon.
While living in Kentucky, she was a member of Panagia Pantovasilissa Greek Orthodox Church in Lexington before returning to her home parish St. Dimitrie Romanian Orthodox Church in Easton, Conn. Mrs. Pandaru was a member of the Eastern Star and was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors include: two sons, James (Barbara) of West Haven, Conn., and Arthur (Deborah) of Richmond, Ky. Grandchildren include: Elena (Christopher) Tjaden of Syracuse, N.Y.; Daniel (Sawako) Pandaru, West Haven, Conn.; Sandra (Christopher) Farris of Nicholasville, Ky.; Andrea Pandaru of Richmond, Ky.; Andronica Pandaru of New York City, and Paul Pandaru of Richmond, Ky. She also leaves her beloved great-grandchildren: Hannah, Julia & Trey Tjaden of Syracuse, N.Y.; Ryan and Rachel Farris of Nicholasville and Sophia Pandaru of West Haven.
A funeral mass was celebrated by the Rev. Fr. George Coca of St. Dimitrie Orthodox Church. Interment was in Lake View Cemetery of Bridgeport, Conn.
Arrangements were handled by Lesko-Polke Funeral Home.
Friends wishing to express a remembrance may make a donation in Mrs. Pandaru’s memory to St. Dimitrie Orthodox Church Building Fund, 504 Sport Hill Road, Easton, CT 06612.
Obituary courtesy of Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.
Formerly of Richmond
Formerly of Richmond —
Frances ‛Granny’ Smith, 78
Frances “Granny” Smith, 78, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
Gary Lee Winburn, 69
Gary Lee Winburn, 69, of Richmond, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at the UK Medical Center in Lexington.
A native of Richmond, Kentucky, he was the son of Marcus and Johnetta Arch Winburn, both of whom preceded him in death. Gary had been an employee of the former Begley Drug Company and was a retired employee of Car Quest Auto Parts Store. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Richmond.
Edna Cates VanWinkle, 89,
Edna Cates VanWinkle, age 89, widow of Hobert VanWinkle, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond.
Edna was a homemaker and a member of the Owsley Fork Baptist Church.
William ‛Robert’ Renfro, 63
William “Robert” Renfro, 63, of Berea, passed from this life peacefully Sunday, April 13, 2014, in his home surrounded by his family.
Lonnie Mayes, 66
Lonnie Mayes, 66, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014.
Mr. Mayes was born in Madison County on July 29, 1947, to the late Ralph and Evelyn Kelley Mayes. He retired after 23 years as a service station manager and was a member of Faith Baptist Church.
Ada Marie (Gadd) Harris, 97
Ada Marie (Gadd) Harris, 97, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Heritage Center.
Birchel Fields, 96
Birchel Fields, age 96, of Scaffold Cane in Berea, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Berea Health Care Center.
Joyce Rhodus, 74
Joyce Rhodus, 74, passed away Friday morning, April 11, 2014, at her home.
She was born March 23, 1940, in Garrard County, Kentucky, to the late Jasper and Mary Stella Moore Prewitt.
Joyce was a graduate of Buckeye High School, class of 1959. She retired from the Madison County Detention Center as a deputy jailer. She loved raising flowers, working puzzles and watching UK basketball.
Neccolus Lamar Mundy, 31
Neccolus Lamar Mundy, 31, son of Vertina N. Mundy and Ronald D. Bronston, died unexpectedly April 7, 2014, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
His funeral is 1 p.m. Monday, April 14, at Saint Paul AME Church, 437 Francis St., Richmond. Visitation from noon.
Arrangements under the direction of Keith P. Clark & Son Funeral Home, Winchester.
Dorreen Baldwin, 68
Dorreen Baldwin, 68, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Davis & Powell Funeral Home.
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