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FJ Poetry: "The bridge over waning years is crease with toil"

Sunshine F. Branner lives in Alexandria, Va.

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News, October 2016

News from Friends.

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Richard William Banks

Banks—Richard William Banks, 92, of Pennswood Village in Newtown, Pa., on February 29, 2016. Bill was born on April 9, 1923, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Catherine Skilling and Rudolph Banks. He attended Swarthmore High School and Haverford School and graduated… Read the rest
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Sonja Biorn-Hansen

Biorn-Hansen—Sonja Biorn-Hansen, 58, on February 6, 2016, in Portland, Ore. Sonja was born on October 21, 1957, in Boston, Mass. She grew up in the Boston area, with summers in Vermont as part of a happy, feral pack of kids… Read the rest
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Joan Ely Gildemeister

Gildemeister—Joan Ely Gildemeister, 88, on November 17, 2015, in Mitchellville, Md. Joan was born in San Antonio, Tex., and grew up in a military family on military bases. She studied at Mills College and earned a bachelor’s from University of… Read the rest
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Roland Deeds Kreager

Kreager—Roland Deeds Kreager, 65, on May 28, 2016, at home in Richmond, Ind., surrounded by love of family and friends. Roland was born on November 11, 1950, in Angola, Ind., to Ruth Deeds and Clyde Kreager. He graduated from Hilliard… Read the rest
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Maria Elena Vidana

Vidana—Maria Elena Vidana, 76, on June 1, 2016, in San Diego, Calif. Maria Elena was born on February 9, 1940, in Amatitan, Jalisco, Mexico, the second child of six to Josefina Jimenez, a nanny and a bottler at the tequila… Read the rest
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Ken Wallace

Wallace—Ken Wallace, 87, on March 15, 2015, in Fairhope, Ala. Ken was born on December 14, 1927, in the rural community of Stockton, Ala., and was the oldest of seven. His father was a commercial fisherman, and Kenny grew up… Read the rest
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