Racquetball – Learn Racquetball http://www.learnracquetball.com/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 03:20:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://www.learnracquetball.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/learn-racquetball-icon-150x150.png Racquetball – Learn Racquetball http://www.learnracquetball.com/ 32 32 George P. Stoddard – St George News https://www.learnracquetball.com/george-p-stoddard-st-george-news/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 03:20:47 +0000 https://www.learnracquetball.com/george-p-stoddard-st-george-news/

January 2022

George P. Stoddard, 86, died peacefully at home in January with his wife Cherie by his side. George grew up in suburban Boston, Massachusetts, has resided for the past 22 years in Kayenta, Ivins, Utah.

As a young man, supporting a family, George held several jobs while learning to fly and earning an instructor and commercial pilot license. He was hired by Eastern Airlines, his career spanned 28 years. After Eastern Airlines disappeared, he returned to college and earned a Master of Arts and Psychology and a Specialist in Education degree from West Georgia University located in Carrollton, Georgia. He worked hard and with Cherie’s support he created another career in family counseling which allowed him to help others deal with life’s difficulties, especially those who were suffering from AIDS in the 1990s. .

After moving to Ivins, Utah, George served as a clinical therapist, working with adolescents at an adolescent treatment center for several years. He then established a private practice in family therapy until the opening of Gallery 873 in 2006, when he became the gallery’s accountant.

George was an active man, spending time on the golf course, skiing, running, biking, racquetball, pickleball and hiking. He also had a creative side which showed in his writing, he wrote many articles for publication in newspapers.

George and Cherie have spent many years photographing beautiful locations in the United States as well as overseas. This included several trips to Fenway Park so George could watch his beloved Boston Red Sox in person. Over the years, he enjoyed the three cats that shared his home.

George is survived by his wife of 39 years, seven children, 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Cindy and two grandsons, Nathan and Walter.

A Fabulous Farewell event was held in November 2021 to honor George. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kayenta Center for the Arts (kayentaarts.com) for classical music concerts or to Ivins No Kill Animal Shelter on this website.

Where the cool kids retire https://www.learnracquetball.com/where-the-cool-kids-retire/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 13:51:30 +0000 https://www.learnracquetball.com/where-the-cool-kids-retire/

Where the Cool Kids Retire is a new campaign video from On Top of the World in Ocala, Florida.

You can check it here:

The video gives you incredible insight into the amenities residents enjoy every day. Things like 54 holes of golf on three courses, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, a private R/C flying field, bocce, racquetball and basketball courts, a fitness center, a health club and spa, restaurants, cultural venues and much more.

One of the golf courses there, Candler Hills, was recently ranked #10 on Golf Pass’ list of Florida’s best golf courses. By comparison, TPC Sawgrass with its famous 17th hole island green that you watch the pros struggle with every March was ranked No. 16, which says a lot about Candler Hills.

Residents of On Top of the World can also participate in more than 175 clubs, leagues, hobbies and lifelong learning opportunities.

It’s not hard to see why On Top of the World was the 3rd best-selling 55+ community in the country last year, with 635 new home sales.

One of my Florida Retirement Insider readers and members, Curt, is building a house there right now and he recently posted a 2,745-word message to other Florida Retirement Insider members, part of which explained why he had chose On Top of the World over The Villages.

Here is an exerpt :

Our pick at the end is On Top of the World (OTOTW). Overall it has all the activities/amenities we are looking for while being much less crowded than The Villages. Believe me, we would like to live in The Villages for many reasons. But, there are too many people, the houses are quite small, just like the grounds, and it is expensive.

OTOTW, on the other hand, the houses are much larger, the land (for estate houses) is 0.25 acres, spreading the houses out a bit, and the construction cost is very reasonable. There is less people. They have three recreation centers with more to come.

The Town Square is similar to The Villages, but not as crowded with retail. However, along the OTOTW border you have plenty of shops and restaurants within golf cart reach. Speaking of which, you don’t really need a gas cart, electricity will suffice. Another good thing about OTOTW is that it is near the villages so we can walk to any of the village squares and hang out.

Finally, not too far away is the town of Ocala, shopping malls, recreation centers, etc.

He then went on to describe the process of designing and selecting his home, going into great detail about how much he spent on upgrades and extras and why he chose certain items over others. You can sign up and read everything here.

To learn more about why Curt and many other cool kids choose On Top of the World for their retirement, ask the community for more info here:

Take a look at these vintage advertisements from the St. Louis Jewish Light – https://www.learnracquetball.com/take-a-look-at-these-vintage-advertisements-from-the-st-louis-jewish-light/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 20:43:55 +0000 https://www.learnracquetball.com/take-a-look-at-these-vintage-advertisements-from-the-st-louis-jewish-light/

Talk about going down a rabbit hole.

Did you know that every issue of the St. Louis Jewish Light dates back to February 20, 1947. That’s right.

I was recently looking for an interview conducted by our editor Robert A. Cohn in 1976, when I found myself looking page after page after page for the interview. But what really caught my eye and my attention more than the articles were the advertisements.

The first ad got me back to remembering my mom driving me and my brother to Chesterfield with matching Adidas headbands, t-shirts, shorts and sweat socks pulled up to the knees to take racquetball lessons, because my dad played racquetball.


Do you remember Castle Oak? They had great hot dogs at the snack bar.

So, to celebrate nostalgia for the amazing advertisements of local businesses then and now, we are giving you these advertisements from the St. Louis Jewish Light newspaper from May 26, 1976.

If you would like to advertise your business with us and help us survive until 2076, please click here. We would love to turn your ad into a classic one day.

For better viewing, click on the Gallery box below. Enjoy!

Around the Neighborhoods: Graiguenamanagh in Tullogher-Rosbercon https://www.learnracquetball.com/around-the-neighborhoods-graiguenamanagh-in-tullogher-rosbercon/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 02:00:00 +0000 https://www.learnracquetball.com/around-the-neighborhoods-graiguenamanagh-in-tullogher-rosbercon/


raig notes

Email news, club events, announcements, and more. for notes to graignotes@outlook.com. The deadline is Thursday 6 p.m.

Parish news

Duiske Abbey returns to its usual opening hours, with weekend mass on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. and weekday mass at 10 a.m. except Saturday.

Prize draws

Graig GAA and Highview Athletitc Lotto draw and Tidy Towns jackpot draws to resume next week

John Joyce RIP

The death of John Joyce, formerly of Miltown, Graiguenamanagh and Ossory Park, Kilkenny at St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny on December 30. Sadly his wife Mary Ann and son Dwayne and brother Michael and sister Kathleen and all her relatives and friends. Funeral and interment took place at St Kieran Cemetery after Requiem Mass in St John’s Church on Monday. John was the first man to work at Duiske Glass in its early days.


A number of businesses have had to close in the city due to Covid 19, mainly due to close contact and infections and staff unable to attend.



There was no jackpot winner last week when the numbers drawn were 8, 12, 18 and 20. The winner of match 3 was Kay Parker, Campile who wins € 200. This week’s jackpot is € 2,750. All proceeds from the Tintern Lotto go towards the upkeep of the Tintern Community Center in Ballycullane, which is an invaluable facility for the entire parish. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Snowshoe club

Huge work has been done to put Gusserane Handball and Racquetball Alley back to the test and the newly formed committee is always delighted to welcome new members to the club. Such has been the interest since the reopening of the alley that there is rarely a night when the facility is not in use.

Anyone interested in registering is kindly requested to send an email to GHRClub@outlook.com for instructions on how to register. A simple online reservation service means that when players reserve their slot to play, they can rest assured that the aisle will be available and that no time is wasted waiting for others to finish.

The club would like to take this opportunity to thank the organizers of the St Leonards Christmas Lights Race who generously donated a portion of the funds they recently raised for the upkeep of the aisle.


Divide the pot

The Split the Pot Christmas special has been postponed due to the growing number of Covid-19s in the region. The draw will now take place at Foley’s Bar on Friday January 14th along with our usual bi-monthly Split the Pot.


Bro. Don Kenny will continue to say Mass at Newbawn on weekends in Bro. Moynihan’s absence. Anyone wishing to book a mass can do so after any of the weekend masses. A member of the parish council will be present at all masses to facilitate this.

A member of the Covid Committee will be present at all masses. They will not place people in their place or attend Holy Communion unless there is a large attendance at Mass.

We ask people to continue to use the one-way system to get in and out of church and also at Holy Communion, maintaining social distancing and sanitizing their hands.

We continue to pray for Fr. Jimmy and wish him a speedy recovery.

The late Jimmy Neville

Much sadness and regret has been caused in the Newbawn area at the sudden death of Jimmy Neville. A native of Duncormick, Jimmy resided near Casey’s Cross, Newbawn. Sympathy is extended to his sister Kathleen, partner Joan, nieces, and all relatives and friends. He was buried in Ballymitty Cemetery after Requiem Mass in the Church of Mary Immaculate and St. Joseph, Carrig on Bannow last Thursday.

Good year

We wish all Newbawn Notes readers a happy and prosperous New Year.


Youth Fusion Café

The Fusion Youth Café at the South West Wexford Family Resource Center will reopen for fifth and sixth grade students on Monday and Tuesday, January 10 and 12, from 3 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., and for high school students on Wednesday, January 12, from from 4 pm to 6 pm

Find your friends, play games and have fun. This is the opportunity to try out a lot of fun games and activities, so don’t hesitate. We have a small store with a limited variety of snacks available, as well as a selection of ‘toast’ for those cold winter days.

Covid protocols are still in place, so make sure you have completed a Covid screening form which can be downloaded from our Fusion Youth Café Ramsgrange Facebook page. To reserve a place, please call 087 1769843 or 051 3894180.

Guys with cameras

We will reopen for our Wednesday night meetings at the South West Wexford Family Resource Center on Wednesday January 26th. The group will meet at 7pm and although our main activity is photography, we also do a lot of other things including carpentry, computer training and outings. All are welcome and for more information contact Jack on 087 1358254.

Group of parents and toddlers

The first parent and toddler group meeting will take place on Tuesday January 11 from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, please call Lorraine on 051 389418 or email community@swwfrc.ie.

Consultancy services

Please note that our subsidized and affordable counseling service is now available to everyone. For confidential requests or to make an appointment, please contact us on 051 389418.

Upcoming courses at REaD

Please contact us for information on the classes we have planned for the New Year. Social assistance recipients may be eligible for funding for courses. Easy payment plans can be used for all courses. For more details or to reserve a spot for any course, call 051 389418, email read@swwfrc.ie or send us a message on Facebook: facebook.com/swwfrc.

We continue to offer free training for those looking to improve their skills online. For more information on our free courses on computer / tablet / smartphone, please contact us on 051 389418.

Loto St James GAA

The club would like to thank everyone who purchased tickets for last Tuesday’s draw. There was no € 14,000 jackpot winner in the draw and the winning numbers were 3, 10, 18 and 21. The St James Club had a match three winner: Shirley Doyle, Haggard.

Season’s greetings to all those who have purchased tickets in 2020 and please continue to support the lotto in 2022. The jackpot for the next lotto draw on January 11 will be € 14,000 (reserve jackpot of € 11,600). Lotto tickets are available from committee members and local shops and pubs.



There was no jackpot winner in the Tintern Lotto draw last week. Kay Parker, Campile matched three numbers and she received € 200. The numbers drawn were 8, 12, 18 and 20. Next week’s jackpot is € 2,750 and next week’s match three winners will split € 200. Tickets on sale in all local shops and pubs and from committee members. The draw takes place every Tuesday evening at 9 p.m.


Omicron virus

First it was the Delta strain of the Covid 19 virus and now we have the Omicron version. It is very widespread throughout the parish and people must be extra careful in their movements and their contacts. While many only have a soft version, some are much more under the weather. This booster shot was a big help in reducing the effects and avoiding hospitalization. The new Booster Vaccine certificates are being issued this week and will be required to gain access to many outlets soon after they are issued.

Parish Masses

The Rosbercon Assumption Church celebrated Mass on the second and fourth weekends of each month when attendance is limited due to social distancing. A strict protocol concerning the disinfection of hands when entering and leaving the church is in force. Anyone wishing to attend Mass can log into the Web Cam on Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

Protect representatives

Our two safeguarding representatives in the parish are Brid Vereker from Millbanks Grove and Ann O Sullivan from Ballykenna. If anyone has any concerns regarding the protection of children and adults, please contact Brid or Ann where your request will be treated with confidentiality and courtesy.

Christmas collection

All circulating envelopes for the Christmas collection can be delivered to the parish house or placed in the collection box at the back of the church. Father Dan is very grateful for the continued generosity of the people and thanks everyone who regularly contributes to church funds.

Little Christmas

Last Thursday was the last stop of Christmas 2021 when Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan was celebrated. In the past, January 6 was always a day and night when people enjoyed the last vestiges of the real Christmas on December 25. There was a lot of fun and social activities with visiting friends and domestic dances. What was called “a Spree” was held in many homes with a quarter of the local New Ross Cherry’s beer, or Guinness stout being supplied to visitors and of course a drop of port or sherry for the ladies. “Guiness’s stout is definitely good on tap or in bottle, but Cherry’s Ale is sure to cure a thirsty choke.”

The last pieces of Christmas cake or pudding were also served and the next morning there was probably some headache after beer as well. Nice people, they all enjoyed their ‘Little Christmas’ maybe much more than we do today with all of our rules and regulations.

New year greetings

A very happy new year to all readers of these notes and may 2022 bring you a much better time than we have experienced in the last two. Protect yourself, be well and take the necessary precautions.

Sharon Smith Obituary (1941 – 2021) – Stratford, CT https://www.learnracquetball.com/sharon-smith-obituary-1941-2021-stratford-ct/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 16:36:21 +0000 https://www.learnracquetball.com/sharon-smith-obituary-1941-2021-stratford-ct/ Sharon bates smith
Sharon (Shari) Bates Smith, 80, of Stratford, the beloved widow of John F. Smith, passed away peacefully with her son and sister by her side on Friday, December 31, 2021 at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford. Born in Norwalk on September 23, 1941 to the late Walter E. and Marguerite (Kern) Bates, Shari graduated in 1959 from Norwalk High School and attended Central Connecticut State University. She married her husband in 1965 and was married for 51 years until his death in 2017. Their love was undeniable for all who knew them. Shari was a real Renaissance woman, able to do just about anything. In her early years, she enjoyed riding her motorbike, playing Vibraharp with not two but four mallets, playing racquetball, throwing parties for friends and family with her husband, and raising her son. She was a part-time accountant for Wines Unlimited and John F. Smith Associates. When she lived in Easton, CT (95-18), you could find Shari on her tractor, perfecting her many beautiful gardens, “sticky and sticky” (covering furniture with fabric) her pieces, which were works of art. , or spending time with his family. She had an incredible sense of decor, with a style that suited her perfectly. She was truly a woman of many talents and her love for her family was endless. Although dementia took her away from them far too soon, her heart never forgot them and she even danced with her young grandson just 12 days before his death. Her sister “Tee” was her constant and will be sadly missed by all. Survivors include his devoted son J. Gregory Smith and wife Beth of Stratford, cherished grandchildren Ashley and Connor, brother Gary Bates and wife Joyce of New Milford, sisters Sheila Plourde and husband Roger of Maine , Sandra Galaro and her husband Bruce from Utah and Denise Bates Jurasek from Newtown. Shari is also survived by her sister-in-law Dorothy Cocozza and husband Louis of Easton, several nieces and nephews, and lifelong friends Barbara Bourland of Wallingford and Pat McGrath of Shelton. Special thanks to Nicole Jackson of Bridgeport for her love and care for Shari. Our family is eternally grateful that they have known your beautiful soul. Thanks to Erin and Taj. Thanks to you Shari was so strong and was able to enjoy daily walks almost until the end. Thanks to Dr Peter McAllister (Dr Nice Shoes) for the care he provided to Shari throughout his illness. Special thanks to the staff at Branford Hospice, especially Gwen and Eden for taking great care of her during her last days. There will be no calling hours; rather, a commemorative celebration in honor of Shari will take place at a later date. Adzima Funeral Home, 50 Paradise Green Place, Stratford, is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, those who wish are invited to donate in his memory to the CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd, Branford, CT 06405 via www.hospice.com or to the Alzheimer’s Association at https: // act. alz .org / donate. To offer your condolences online, please visit www.adzimafurneral.com

Posted by Connecticut Post & The Hour on January 8, 2022.

How Developer Marvy Finger Built a Career and Business on “Main et Main” https://www.learnracquetball.com/how-developer-marvy-finger-built-a-career-and-business-on-main-et-main/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 12:11:35 +0000 https://www.learnracquetball.com/how-developer-marvy-finger-built-a-career-and-business-on-main-et-main/ Marvy Finger has thrived for 63 years in the real estate industry following a straightforward strategy of developing and operating apartment complexes in prime locations, never selling them.

But last year, with apartment values ​​up 50% and an institutional investment group on the prowl for acquisitions, Finger revisited the strategy that had built a portfolio of properties to scale. national. He thought about his own investors and asked himself: would it be irresponsible not to consider a sale?

“We’ve never seen this kind of growth overnight,” he thought at the time. “It’s a unique opportunity.

Last month, Finger struck a deal with a company run by Greystar Real Estate Partners of Charleston, SC to sell 20 of its properties for $ 2 billion, a gain for more than six decades of patient investment, smart development and prudent management. Over the years, his holdings have grown to over 28,000 units, anchoring a real estate empire enlightened by a perfectionist approach to detail, an instinctive eye for design and the patience to acquire only what he saw as real estate sites. first order.

Finger, 86, could have sold all of his apartments but decided not to. “Well, then what would I do?” ” He asked.

His company continues to own and manage 14 properties, including several newer buildings in Houston, apartments in Denver, Chicago and Los Angeles, and the first resort he built – a rambling two-story property in Bellaire called Colony Oaks. .

“The apartment development business has been a way of life for me for these 60 years,” he said.

Long trust

Finger’s life in apartment development was far from planned. Growing up in the Almeda area near Hermann Park, Finger assumed he would join Finger Furniture, the company co-founded by his father, Hyman. As a teenager, however, her father sold his share of the business, leaving Finger to consider other careers.

After graduating from San Jacinto High School, Finger graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1957. He then went to work for a small homebuilder, a short experience that would prepare his career. future as an apartment developer.

After the builder’s sudden death, Finger was asked to complete a 32-unit apartment complex. Finger, who knew nothing about apartment building, said, “Well, sure I can. Its my specialty !

The mortgage banker who funded this project was the late Ben G. McGuire, who has become a prominent figure in the Houston real estate finance industry.

“Because I finished this little apartment, he took me under his wing and said, ‘Let me be your mentor. Let me show you how to build your own development, ”says Finger. “It really was my being in the right place at the right time.”

With newfound confidence, Finger started his own business. He built his first resort and received a 3% management fee, which at the time was about $ 3,500 per month. He said he never thought of selling because he was literally living on fees.

As Finger grew, he focused on finding and developing the best locations that would be appreciated over time. He built near parks, upscale grocery stores, and office towers.

Finger has always prioritized location. He will only buy what he thinks are the best sites – the ones he considers to be “prime and prime” locations. If five are available in a year, he will buy them all. If none are available, it will wait.

Part of what sets Finger apart from other developers is that he focuses on long-term real estate values, not the fees or profits he can earn from building and flipping properties, said. partners. He enjoys running the business and making design and equipment decisions that make his units stand out.

For Finger, every project is a badge of honor, said Barry Nekritz, Finger’s longtime lawyer. “I think he falls in love with his plans.”

Details, details, details

Finger, president, CEO and chairman of Finger Cos., Has maintained the same routine for decades. He goes to the gym around 5:30 a.m. (although he now rides a stationary bike instead of playing racquetball or squash) and then commutes to work for the rest of the day.

His work schedule includes regular meetings with the property managers, his management team and the architects and designers of the company. He remains involved in marketing initiatives and is often in contact with lawyers, bankers and construction supervisors.

“If it’s Friday at 6 a.m. and you need to talk to Marvy Finger, you call her office.” said Scott Galloway, Executive Managing Director of JLL Capital Markets. “He’ll be there with a tie.

The finger often has a hard time detaching from work. Nekritz recalled walking with Finger on a street in Aspen, Colorado years ago. They came to a corner – Main and Main, you might say – and Finger stopped. He began to describe an apartment complex that he could build there. He had it all planned in his head.

“His genius is in the imagination to see things that others cannot see,” Nekritz said.

Finger thinks big, but also sweats in the smallest details. Michael Morgan, president of Houston-based apartment development firm Morgan, has always viewed Finger as a mentor. Years ago, while having lunch, Finger discussed the advantages of gas stoves over electric stoves, pointing out that electric stoves can get scratched easily if not properly cleaned.

Morgan recently moved into one of his business apartments because he is renovating his family’s home. He laughed at what he found.

“He has an electric stove and everything is scratched,” he said. “He was right.”

Morgan first met Finger over 30 years ago, when Morgan was just starting to run his family’s apartment business. When Morgan considered buying his first resort, a building in the Galleria he wanted to renovate, he asked Finger if he would take a look.

“He spent two hours with me browsing the property,” said Morgan, who decided not to buy because Finger was finding too many problems. “In my eyes, he’s the best real estate agent in town, so getting some feedback from him was well worth it. “

Counter type

If Finger is a real estate mogul, he’s playing the guy. His last car – he stopped driving after partially losing his eyesight due to an infection – was a 10-year-old BMW sedan. Amid the sprawling mansions of River Oaks, he lives in a three-bedroom house with his wife, Elaine, and her cat, Esther.

“He’s wearing penny loafers and his cuffs are frayed,” Galloway said. “He’ll be happy to tell me about this great $ 20 wine he found.”

What he does not spend on himself he spends on others. He is generous with his time and his money, with a real concern for others. When negotiating the sale of his properties, Finger insisted that Greystar retain the maintenance staff, some of whom had been employed by Finger for 25 years.

In 2013, Finger and his wife Elaine started a family foundation to help high school graduates from low-income, predominantly minority households learn a licensed or certified trade. Houston Independent School District graduates earn scholarships to cover program tuition, fees, books, and equipment for two years at a community college in the Houston area.

In the first year, the program awarded eight scholarships. During this school year, the foundation will offer 100 scholarships.

“We don’t offer a trade that pays less than $ 25 an hour at the start of wages,” Finger said of the program.

In 2019, the foundation also added a food component to the scholarship program through a partnership with the Houston Food Bank. Scholarship students can be given 60 pounds of food twice a month.

Finger said the foundation has been the most rewarding experience of her life as it helps young people in “real need” and changes the outcomes for families who might otherwise have been stuck in a cycle of poverty.

While philanthropy has grown in importance lately, that doesn’t mean he’s stopped looking for the next deal or the first real estate.

“I am cautiously optimistic that we will develop a certain phase of real estate immediately after the sale,” Finger said. “I’m just looking for another primary and primary location.

Homero Gutierrez Galvan | Obituary https://www.learnracquetball.com/homero-gutierrez-galvan-obituary/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://www.learnracquetball.com/homero-gutierrez-galvan-obituary/

CASPER – Homero Gutierrez Galvan, 89, died on December 13, 2021 in Casper with his wife by his side. He moved to Casper in 2019 to be closer to his family, having lived the previous 48 years in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

He was born on May 3, 1932 to Joe and Elodia Galvan in Harlingen, Texas. The eighth of nine children, he left the “Rio Grande Valley” to join the Air Force at the age of 17. While stationed in England, he met a Welsh girl, Lorna Duggan, at a ball. They were married in London in 1954 and traveled the world together until their last posting at USAF Academy, Colorado.

First and foremost, Homero was a family man and had three daughters: Anita (Matthew Dodds), Linda (Chris Erskine) and Sandra (the late Jim Hathaway). He was a beloved grandfather until nine years old and a great-grandfather until four years old.

Humble and kind, he was an active man who enjoyed fishing, racquetball, volleyball and handball. Much to the chagrin of his family, he could beat his adult children, nieces and nephews in most sports. He enjoyed riding flies for fishing, creating many beautiful stained glass windows, gardening and watching his family grow up. He was always eager to lend a helping hand to those around him and his sweet tooth was legendary.

The world would be a wonderful place if all fathers were as kind and good as we are.

A celebration of life will take place in the summer of 2022.

Obituary of Norbert Heban (1933 – 2021) – Rossford, OH https://www.learnracquetball.com/obituary-of-norbert-heban-1933-2021-rossford-oh/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 10:31:16 +0000 https://www.learnracquetball.com/obituary-of-norbert-heban-1933-2021-rossford-oh/ Norbert Anthony Heban, Jr.

May 2, 1933 – December 22, 2021

Norbert Anthony Heban, Jr., of Rossford, Ohio, took a peaceful trip to paradise on December 22, 2021 at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born on May 2, 1933 in Rossford, Ohio, the son of Mary Louise (Jursa) and Norbert A. Heban, Sr. He graduated from the Central Catholic Church in 1951, where he excelled in baseball and bowling . Norb married the love of his life, Judith Anne Kwapich, and spent 63 years holding hands and sharing life with her “Doll”.

Norb was a devout Catholic and faithful servant of God all his life. He was a member of St. Mary Magdalene and All Saints Catholic Church. He was a surrogate boy, the first reader at St. Mary’s, presided for 35 years and served on parish council and many other committees for the church. Norb was a member of the Keep Watch ministry and prayed faithfully every Friday for the students and staff of All Saints, Penta and Owens. He was a prayer warrior and prayed daily for his family and those in need of God’s divine intervention.

Norb proudly served in the 82nd Airborne Division of the US Army from 1953 to 1955. He retired from Dana Corporation in 1999 after working 37 years, first as a designer and then as a patent analyst. During his career, Norb attended Owens Technical College and Dana University and was active with Toastmasters International.

Norb was athletic and played handball, racquetball, senior softball, senior volleyball, bowled and went to the senior softball Olympics. He tried out with the Chicago White Sox in 1952 at the age of 19, but was drafted into the military the same year. He was an avid Cleveland Indians fan and attended the Indians’ spring training camp, Baseball Heaven. Norb has coached women’s softball, men’s little league and men’s softball. He performed in several plays at the Village Players Theater in the early 1980s. He loved nature and enjoyed camping, woodworking and dancing. He was a gentle and caring man who always had a kind word and a hug for those around him. Norb was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Norb will be sadly missed by his beloved wife, Judith Heban; children, Kevin (Ann) Heban, Norb (Pattie) Heban III, Sharon (Matt) Giles, Terry (Charlie) McKnight, Kelly (Andrew) Garza; grandchildren, Kenny, Kirsi, Alex, Christie, Courtney, Greg, Jenni, Matthew, Brian, Joey, Sarah, Elijah, Alyssa; 11 great-grandchildren; siblings, Richard Heban, Stephen (Ann) Heban, Nancy (Marcel) Poupard, Marie (Ron) Grove; step-siblings, Dale (Kathy) Kwapich, Pam Crabtree, Roger (Debbie) Kwapich; and several nieces and nephews. His parents died before him; in-laws, Walter and Emelia Kwapich; sister-in-law, Doris Heban; and brother-in-law, Fred Crabtree.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo for the gentle and loving care they extended to Norb in his final days and Father Anthony Recker for his spiritual guidance and personal visits.

Friends will be received at Sujkowski Walker Funeral Home, Rossford, Ohio (419-666-1566) on Sunday January 2, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. There will be a funeral mass at All Saints Catholic Church, Rossford, Ohio on Monday 3 January 2022 at 10:00 a.m. The Mass will also be broadcast live on the All Saints Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/allsaintsrossford. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that memorial donations in Norbert’s name can be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Online condolences can be made at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

Posted by The Blade on January 2, 2022.

]]> Edward Olah Obituary (1933 – 2021) – Aurora, IL https://www.learnracquetball.com/edward-olah-obituary-1933-2021-aurora-il/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 03:01:54 +0000 https://www.learnracquetball.com/edward-olah-obituary-1933-2021-aurora-il/ Edward John Olah was born September 29, 1933 in Aurora, Illinois to Louis and Mary Olah. He was the penultimate of five boys: Louis Jr, Albert, Vic and Denny. Ed attended East Aurora High School and then dutifully served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. After the war, he met and married the love of his life, Janice Mae Olah, on February 1, 1957. They were an inseparable couple and were married for sixty-three years, having four daughters, two grandsons and three. great-grandchildren. . Ed had a long and successful career with Farmers Insurance and upon retirement worked part-time in Randall Self Storage units and was often seen riding the golf cart chatting with customers. He was a real competitor and he was very physically active until the end. He was an avid golfer and prided himself on being able to land hard long putts from the rough, “while other guys took two or three bullet holes.” He was a lifelong runner, competing in 5k and 10k events in Illinois and was very proud to say he had completed the Chicago Marathon. Ed was a fierce, nationally ranked racquetball player, winning the Illinois State Championship in the late ’90s. He was known to easily beat guys half his age on the racquetball court. from the YMCA and was known for his signature “pinch”. Over the years, Ed has really enjoyed poker nights with the Popp boys and their friends. After a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, Ed went peacefully with Jesus on December 22, with his daughter Candace holding his hand and his wife Jan by his side. Ed is survived by his wife Jan, his daughters Candace Popp, Robin Napolitano, Pam Olah and Merry Beth Olah, his son-in-law Lloyd Popp, his grandsons Max Popp (Loryn Popp) and Ben Popp (Yesenia Popp) and grand-grandchildren -children Brodie Popp and Mabel Popp, and Zayne Popp. Above all, Ed was a loving father and practical grandfather and great-grandfather, affectionately known as “Papa Ed”. You can always count on him to support his grandsons and cheer them on at every sporting event, school event, music recital and concert over the years. Ed’s grandsons, Max and Ben, can’t wait to one day share with their children the fun times and traditions they lived with “Papa Ed”. He will be sadly missed and never forgotten.

Memorial services will take place at a later date.

Please visit our website at www.daleidenmortuary.com where you can leave your condolences to Edward’s family.

Posted by Beacon News on January 2, 2022.

]]> Archaeological breakthrough after the discovery of human remains in a 2,000-year-old Aztec pyramid | Sciences | News https://www.learnracquetball.com/archaeological-breakthrough-after-the-discovery-of-human-remains-in-a-2000-year-old-aztec-pyramid-sciences-news/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 08:06:00 +0000 https://www.learnracquetball.com/archaeological-breakthrough-after-the-discovery-of-human-remains-in-a-2000-year-old-aztec-pyramid-sciences-news/

Lost Pyramids of the Aztecs explores the erasure of the Aztecs

The ancient Aztec civilization captured the imagination and intrigue of millions of people across the world. At one point, they were some of the most advanced humans on the planet, leading the way in both science and medicine. They built great cities for hundreds of thousands of people, creating complex irrigation systems not seen in hundreds of years.

But, at the beginning of the 16th century, after the Spanish invaders reached the shores of Central America, the once great civilization fell to its knees and was lost forever.

The ancient city of Teotihuacan has since been excavated and studied by archaeologists, many of whom have traveled from the United States and around the world to find out how the Aztecs once lived and ruled.

A surprising find made under the city’s largest pyramid, the Pyramid of the Sun, was explored in Discovery’s short documentary, “Shocking Artefacts And Human Remains Found In 2000 Year Old Pyramid.”

Here, archaeologists dug up a tunnel in the bedrock, initially believing it to be a natural cave.

Archeology: The Feathered Serpent pyramid has revealed a myriad of human remains (Image: GETTY / Youtube / Discovery)

Temple of the Feathered Serpent: some details on the exterior of the pyramid

Temple of the Feathered Serpent: some details on the exterior of the pyramid (Image: GETTY)

However, upon further investigation, they struck a dug chamber and, beyond that, the remains of 17 thick man-made walls, built to block access to the tunnel.

At the end of the tunnel, they found an elaborate chamber carved in the shape of a clover.

Now the tunnel is empty, probably emptied of its contents by thieves over the centuries.

But the discovery under the Pyramid of the Sun was only the beginning: in 2003, a tunnel was discovered under the Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent.

Then, in 2017, Mexican archaeologist Sergio Gómez discovered another secret tunnel under the Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent.

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Ancient tunnel: archaeologist Sergio Gómez discovered a new intact tunnel under the pyramid

Ancient tunnel: archaeologist Sergio Gómez discovered a new intact tunnel under the pyramid (Image: Youtube / Discovery)

This tunnel was left untouched by thieves as Sergio and his team discovered more than 100,000 different objects.

He said: “Extraordinary objects, some of which have never been seen before in any Mexican archaeological exploration.”

Unperturbed for 1,800 years, the objects were found lying exactly where they were first placed as ritual offerings to the gods.

Some of the pieces unearthed included green stone crocodile teeth, eye-shaped crystals and sculptures of jaguars ready to pounce.


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Ancient artifacts: The team found over 100,000 different objects in the tunnel

Ancient artifacts: The team found over 100,000 different objects in the tunnel (Image: Youtube / Discovery)

Human remains: a room was found filled with human remains arranged according to a

Human remains: a room was found filled with human remains arranged according to a “symbolic” pattern (Image: Youtube / Discovery)

Above the complex system of tunnels, in the heart of the pyramid, excavations have revealed a darker secret: the remains of countless humans.

Anthropologist Saburo Sugiyama has examined the myriad of bones unearthed from the ancient city of Teotihuacan.

He said, “Human bones tell us a lot of things: male, female, how many years old they were when they died, how they lived, how they died.

He believes the bones found may be evidence of a gruesome human sacrifice, the biggest clue coming from how the bones were found.

Archaeological finds: some of the most revolutionary finds ever recorded

Archaeological finds: some of the most revolutionary finds ever recorded (Image: Newspapers Express)

Archaeologists came across them while digging a tunnel deep inside the body of the pyramid.

Inside the Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent, at its center, is a “dark secret”: 20 skeletons, almost entirely intact, neatly arranged in what looks like a “symbolic pattern”.

They were not alone, as in total more than 260 bodies were found built up to the fabric and foundations of the building.

The narrator noted: “The pyramid is a mass grave.

Human bones: only one of the many bones found on the site

Human bones: only one of the many bones found on the site (Image: Youtube / Discovery)

The dead and how they were killed can now provide crucial clues about civilization and their way of life.

These will add to the already considerable discoveries made in Teotihuacan, including the existence of a playground near the plaza, where residents are said to have played the Mesoamerican equivalent of racquetball.

And, in another pyramid, many remains of animal sacrifices have been found, including wolves, rattlesnakes, golden eagles, and pumas.