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Obituaries: Lichtel, March, Umscheid, Ziemba


Mervin D. Lichtel (1922 – 2012)

HARTFORD, CT—Mervin “Willie” “Mert” D. Lichtel, 90, of South Windsor, Connecticut, beloved husband of the late Gladys (Freidel) Lichtel, passed away peacefully Monday, November 26, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT.

Born in Hillsdale, June 23, 1922, he was one of eight children born to the late George and Ella (Rowe) Lichtel.

He grew up and lived in Chatham and East Hartford, CT, before moving to South Windsor in 1960. Prior to his retirement in 1981, Mr. Lichtel was employed at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford for 35 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 32nd Infantry Division, Red Arrow. He was a member of the Wapping Community Church. He was a member of Columbia Lodge # 25, A.F. & A.M. for more than 50 years and was a Scottish Rite Mason. Mr. Lichtel enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening and working on crossword puzzles. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by: his children, Richard Fischer and his wife Marie of Boston, MA, Judith Kohler and her husband Ron of Ghent, Peter Fischer and his wife Sharon of Enfield, CT and Janet Giuliano and her husband Gene of Enfield, CT; nine grandchildren, Adam, Scott, Stacy, Tammi, Mike, Melissa, Steven, Brian and Michelle; 13 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr. Lichtel was predeceased by four sisters, Erma, Eleanor, Net and Lita, and three brothers, George, Robert and Richard.

Funeral services were at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor, CT, November 30. Burial followed in Center Cemetery, South Windsor with military honors.

Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners’ Children’s Hospital, 561 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104. For online condolences and guest book visit

Lucille M. March (1948 – 2012)


ALBANY—Lucille M. March, 64, of Taghkanic passed away Friday, November 30, 2012 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany after a brave battle with sarcoidosis.

Born September 11, 1948 in Queens, she was the beloved daughter of Theresa (Borrillo) LaSalvia of Taghkanic and the late Anthony LaSalvia.

Mrs. March was a devoted mother, grandmother and wife. She loved gardening, baking and fishing. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, the Taghkanic Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and the Sons & Daughters of Italy.

Mrs. March was the beloved wife of Kenneth March of Taghkanic; devoted mother of Al Burgazoli of Castleton, Diana Burgazoli (Van Schaack) of Claverack, Michael Burgazoli of Taghkanic, Miriam Dushane of Westerlo, Aaron March of Columbiaville and Miranda March of Greenville; loving sister of Anthony (Agnes) LaSalvia of Taghkanic and is also survived by her 13 devoted grandchildren.

Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, December 4 at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, Hudson.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 5 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Taghkanic Cemetery.

Memorial donations in Mrs. March’s name may be made to Albany Medical Center Sarcoidosis Research Fund, Albany Medical Center Foundation, 43 New Scotland Avenue, Albany 12208.

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Evelyn Umscheid (1922 – 2012)


HUDSON—Evelyn Umscheid, 90, of Germantown died Thursday, November 29 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born June 26, 1922 in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Frances (Nedwed) Price.

She was a member of the Stuyvesant Falls Garden Club.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William and Melissa Umscheid, Jr., of Livingston.

Her husband, William Umscheid, Sr. died in 2004.

There are no calling hours.

Services are private and at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are with the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home in Germantown.

Louis J. Ziemba (1915 – 2012)


HUDSON—Louis J. Ziemba, a lifelong resident of Hudson, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2012, two days after his 97th birthday.

Born November 26, 1915, he was the son of the late Antoni and Catherine (Bania) Ziemba.

Mr. Ziemba served in the U.S. Army during World War II and prior to his retirement, he worked at the Universal Atlas Cement Company for 25 years.

He is survived by: his wife of 62 years, Rose (DeJoy) Ziemba; four children, Kathryn (James) Heffernan of Scottsdale, Arizona, Anthony Ziemba of Tempe, Arizona, Peter (Terry Siegel) Ziemba of Katonah and Neil (Vicki) Ziemba of Kneeland, California; seven grandchildren, Kyle and Troy Heffernan, Brant Ziemba (Anthony’s son), Jamie and Zachary Ziemba (Peter and Terry’s children) and Corey and Irene Ziemba (Neil and Vicki’s children); also several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by: two brothers, John and Edward Ziemba; three sisters, Helen Parker, Anna Ziemba and Mary Meicht; and his daughter-in-law, Maureen Halton.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Saturday, December 1 at St. Mary’s Church, 429 East Allen Street, Hudson.

Arrangements were with the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, Hudson.


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