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 —
Walter Leo Liebengood, 57
Walter Leo Liebengood, 57, was born December 17, 1955, in Flint, Michigan, and passed on September 26, 2013, as a result of a house fire at his log home in Richmond, Kentucky.
Walt embraced the country lifestyle donning blue jeans and a ball cap on nearly every occasion from yard work to graduations and arrived by pickup truck with his dog Buddy by his side. He believed anything could be fixed with duct tape but was a skilled carpenter and log home builder. He was kind to those in need and loved animals. Walt worked at Meijer from high school until his death and functioned as the store union steward for a time in Flint.
Ruth Elma Isaac, 89
Ruth Elma Isaac, 89, of Berea, died suddenly Sunday, March 2, 2014. She is survived by her son, Delbert Leon Isaac, of Berea.
No services were conducted. A memorial board has been set up on Facebook under Sears family for anyone who would like to leave a message.
Ida Helen Burrus, 95
Ida Helen Perkins Burrus, 95, the widow of Russell Burrus, passed away Friday evening at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond.
Arrangements are pendiong at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home.
Hunter David Harris Smith, infant
Hunter David Harris Smith, 19 days old, passed away suddenly at St. Joseph Hospital in Berea.
Hunter was born in Richmond to Jermany and Melissa Winn Smith.
James Donald Willis, 76
James Donald Willis, 76, of Richmond passed away March 6, 2014, at the VA Medical Center in Lexington after a long illness.
Raymond Maurice Reams, 91
Raymond Maurice Reams, 91, departed this life Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Telford Terrace, Richmond, Kentucky.
Dennis Paul Smith, 62
Dennis Paul Smith, 62, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at his home.
He is survived locally by a nephew, Paul (Angi) Smith, and a niece, Jennifer Howard, of Berea.
Raymond M. Reams, 91
Raymond M. Reams, 91, of Richmond, husband of Gladys Goodlett Reams, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
Services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
A complete obituary will be published in Friday’s Richmond Register.
Marion Deborah (Debbie) Lynn Wethington Kirkman, 55
Marion Deborah (Debbie) Lynn Wethington Kirkman, Bushnell, Fla., passed away March 1, 2014, at the The Villages Hospice House in Leesburg, Fla.
She was born in Lexington, Ky., September 30, 1958, to the late John Arnold Wethington and Rachel Elizabeth Watkins Hager.
Gloranna ‘Ann’ Wall Short, 91
Gloranna “Ann” Wall Short, of Madison County, passed away Monday, March 3, at Christian Care Center in Lancaster.
She was born May 22, 1922, to the late Carradine and Fannie Eades Wall. She was a well-known quilter who made over 100 quilts that she gave to family members and friends. She was of the Methodist faith.
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