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NEW SMYRNA BEACH Frederick Shares Barnes, 82, of North Causeway, a former electronics technician, died Friday at Ocean View Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Barnes, an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, was born in North Haven, Conn., and came to this area in 1981 from Atlanta. He was a member of St. Peter the Fisherman Episcopal Church, American Legion Post 11, Helena, Ark., Delta Gamma Phi, American Radio Relay League, Coronado Wireless Association, where he was a past president, and International Association of Theater Service Engineers. He was a licensed amateur radio operator for 55 years. Also, he was an instructor for the Adult Literacy Program at Daytona Beach Community College.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia; two sons, Richard, Tampa, and Fred, Atlanta; a daughter, Jean Yerks, Port Chester, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to American Lung Association, Spaceport Branch, 412 S. Palmetto Ave., Daytona Beach 32114, or to St. Peter the Fisherman Episcopal Church, 4220 Saxon Drive, New Smyrna Beach 32169. Baldwin-Hughey is in charge.

HAYES-Agnes B. Age 92. On April 15, 1997. Beloved wife of the late James V. Devoted mother of Mary- Ann Mumma, James B. and John. Adored grandmother of ten. Dearest great-grandmother of four. Friends may call at Frank E. Campbell, 1076 Madison Ave. at 81st St., Wednesday, 6-8PM. Funeral Mass on Thursday, St. Thomas More, 65 E. 89th St., 10AM. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Interfaith Neighbors, Inc., 247 E. 82nd St., NY NY 10028.

James Vincent Hayes, a trial lawyer specializing in antitrust matters and a past president of the New York

County Lawyers Association, died Saturday at his home on the Upper East Side of Manhattan after a long illness. He was 85 years old.

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Thanks to Carolyn Gibbons of North Carolina, a ROAGK volunteer who found this obituary for me.

Edward Schnedier, 82, died Saturday.  Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Emmanuel Episcopal Church by the Rev. Martin Caldwell.  Burial will be in the old Bethesda Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eleanor Tierney Schneider; one daughter, Mrs. Eleanore Dorsett of Fayetteville; and two grandchildren.

And thanks ROAGK volunteer Phil Bible who found Richard Curry, who lives in the area of Bethesda Cemetery for the picture of the grave and posting it on

Grave of Edward Schneider and Eleanor V (Tierney) Schneider

Below is the newspaper article about the death of Edward Hayes, Son of Johanna and Patrick Hayes, my great great grandparents.  I have not found any of his descendants yet, but the search goes on.  He served at the First Ward Alderman for Erie, PA for 15 years.

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Published: December 31, 2001

HUGHES-Angela Beattie. 101, on December 29, 2001, of Garden City. Beloved wife of the late William A. Hughes. Dear mother of Angela Dolores Hughes and Regina Hughes Haffey and her husband Joseph. Devoted grandmother of Patricia Clemency, Regina O’Connell, Anne Haffey, Joseph Haffey Jr. and Robert Haffey. Great-grandmother of ten and great-great-grandmother of one. Reposing at Fairchild Sons Funeral Home, 1201 Franklin Avenue, Garden City, NY, Wednesday, January 2, 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday, January 3, at St. Anne’s Church, Dartmouth St., Garden City, NY, at 10 AM. Her family suggests that in lieu of flowers a donation be made in her memory either to the Carmelite System, c/o Sr. Philip Ann, 42-41 201 St, Bayside, NY, 11361, or to the School Sisters of Notre Dame, c/o Sr. Grace D’Amico, 354 Belden Hill Rd, Wilton, CT 06897.

Long time Erie Lawyer John G. Gent, age 82, died Friday, October 22, 2004, at St. Mary’s at Asbury. He was born December 14, 1921 in New York City, a son of the late Harold and Louise Colwell Gent. He graduated from All Hallows Institute in New York City, Georgetown University in 1942 and the University of Michigan Law School in 1948 where he was a member of Phi Delta Phi. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was admitted to Pennsylvania bar in 1949 and was an active civil trial lawyer in all phases of civil litigation in Erie since 1948, most recently with the McDonald Group Law Firm. He was a member of the Civil Procedural Rules Committee of the Supreme Court of PA 1964-1986, a permanent member of the Judicial Conference of the Third Circuit, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Fellow of the American Bar Association Foundation, a member of the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Erie County Bar Association where he was president 1966-67, American Arbitration Association and was an associate member of the Collier County Bar Association in Florida. He was a former member of Presque Isle Rotary Club and the Choristers of the Danish Club. Mr. Gent was a Trustee of Gannon University, Director and president, Gannondale, president, Erie Club and president, Kahkwa Club. He is survived by his wife, Emily O’Brien Gent; three daughters, Anne Gent of Indianapolis, IN, Cathleen Gent of Burlington, VT, Joan Bilharz and her husband Robert of Exeter, NH; two sons, John G. Gent, Jr. of Milwaukee, WI and David Gent of Chicago, IL; two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Stephen Bilharz; and a sister, Mary Louise Blosser of Orange City, FL. Friends may call at BURTON FUNERAL HOME, 602 West 10th St., Saturday 3-5 pm & Sunday 2-6 pm and are invited to a Mass of Resurrection at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, 2801 West 6th St. Monday at 11:00 am concelebrated by Msgr. Robert Brugger and the Rev. James R. Conroy, S.J. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Gannondale, 4635 East Lake Rd., Erie, PA 16511 or Gannon University, University Square, Erie, PA 16501 or to a charity of one’s choice.

WOWK, JANE E., 84, of Liena Rose Way, died Monday, December 15, 2008 at Overlook Nursing Home in Pascoag. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter M. Wowk.

Born in Manchester, NH, a daughter of the late Harry G. and Jane J. (Hayes) McNeill, she had lived in Smithfield before moving to Coventry. She worked for many years at Uniroyal, formerly in Woonsocket and for several years for Narragansett Knitting, formerly in Woonsocket.

She is survived by her three daughters Jane A. Goldberg of Coventry, Judith C. Lamoureux of Pascoag and Joan F. Blanchard of North Smithfield and six grandchildren. She was the mother of the late James W. Wowk and sister of the late Mary Melvin.

A private prayer service and inurnment in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter will be held by her family. Information and condolences at

CARNEY-Patricia A. (nee Tierney). On December 1, 2008. Devoted daughter of the late Honorable Judge Raymond A. Tierney. Beloved wife of the late Thomas. Loving mother of Patricia A. Dear sister of Raymond Tierney, Marie Anderson and the late Francis Tierney. Funeral Monday 8:30 A.M. from the MARINE PARK FUNERAL HOME, 3024 Quentin Road, Brooklyn. Funeral Scripture Service 9:30 A.M. at St. Thomas Aquinas R.C. Church. Interment St. John’s Cemetery. Visiting Saturday and Sunday 2-5 and 7-9 P.M.

Walter M. Wowk

November 17, 2008

Walter M. Wowk, 83, of Liena Rose Way, Coventry, formerly of North Smithfield, died March 3 at Kent Hospital in Warwick. He was the beloved husband of Jane E. (McNeill) Wowk; they had been married for 60 years. Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Wasyl and Frances (Serafin) Wowk, he had lived in North Smithfield before moving to Coventry 10 years ago. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He worked in shipping and receiving at Uniroyal in Woonsocket from 1942-1971 and then in maintenance for the state of Rhode Island at the Davies Vocational School in Lincoln for 17 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of the Fairmount American Legion Post 85 in Woonsocket and faithfully attended the USS Leedstown reunions. Besides his wife, he leaves three daughters, Jane A. Goldberg of Coventry, Judith C. Lamoureux of Pascoag and Joan F. Blanchard of North Smithfield; a sister, Anne Hulse of Seattle, Wash.; and six grandchildren. He was the father of the late James W. Wowk and brother of the late Mary Caron and Michael, Thomas and John Wowk.