Zachary Lawrence Chambless, 17, of Dunwoody passed away on July 3, 2018.
Zachary was the beloved son of Larry Chambless and Kathryn and Jon Ballard. Zachary was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather William F. Deane. He is survived by his parents; sister Abby Chambless; step brothers Jake, Justin and Jason Ballard; paternal grandparents Ed and Barbara Chambless; maternal grandmothers Gail Perkins and Carol Deane as well as aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him dearly.
Zachary will be remembered for his wonderful smile, his love for trains, balloons, birds and bugs of all kinds. Zachary’s joy for the simple things reminded everyone he encountered to slow down, take a look around and truly embrace the joys of life.
A Celebration of Life Service for Zachary was held Tuesday, July 31 at 10 a.m. at Gwinnett Church, 300 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Sugar Hill, Ga.. A reception will be held later that day from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.. at Dunwoody Community Church, 2250 Dunwoody Club Dr.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in Zachary’s memory to The Wildcat Fund, 1198 Wynterhall Lane, Dunwoody 30338 and Focus + Fragile Kids, 3825 Presidential Parkway, Suite 103, Atlanta, 30340 (focus-ga.org).
Angela “Angie” A. Gambino, 89, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank A. Gambino, her father, Anthony Gioia, her mother Josephine Gioia, and brother Vito Gioia.
She is survived by her brother Louis A. Gioia of Massapequa, N.Y.; three children, Joseph and Tina Gambino of Davie, Fla.; Maria and David Seeley of Ormond Beach, Fla.; and Joanne and Samuel Torres of Dunwoody; ten grandchildren, Charlie Gambino, Richeale Nichoprenko, Brian Gambino, Joseph Gambino, Daniel Seeley, Patrick Seeley, Sam Torres, Jr (deceased), Aida Torres, Vionette Torres and Kristie Commins and 12 great-grandchildren.
Angie was born Aug. 30, 1928 in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a 1946 graduate of Eastern District high school in Brooklyn. She was a records clerk for American Savings Bank in Hollywood, Fla. She was loved music and loved to dance. She was an amazing cook and shared her recipes with her children and grandchildren to carry on. She was member of Nativity Catholic Church and loved donating time to church functions. Our hearts have a hole in them today, but are at peace that she is at rest now.
Funeral services were held 1 p.m., Sunday, July 29 at Fischer Funeral Care, 3742 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. Interment will be later in her hometown of Hollywood, Fla.
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Edward T. Gignoux Jr., (Ted) Gignoux – loving husband, proud father and grandfather, warm friend and supportive family member— died on July 20, 2018. Ted is preceded in death by parents The Honorable Edward T. Gignoux and Hildegarde Gignoux (Niss) and sister Andrée Grisé. Surviving Ted are Ginny, his wife of nearly 49 years, Greg and Ned his sons, Christina and Oma his daughters-in-law, Annie, Genna, Lizzie, Peter, Joey, Natalie, Henry and Tilly his eight grandchildren as well as John, Michael and Fred his nephews.
Ted, 74, was born on Nov. 19, 1943, in Portland, Maine. His father returned from the Pacific Theater of WWII in 1945 to meet his namesake for the first time. With his sister Andrée, his parents raised him in Portland – summering on Cushing’s Island in Casco Bay with close family and friends.
Ted graduated from Holderness High School (N.H.) and Union College (N.Y.) before departing for two years of Peace Corps service teaching English in Wonju, Korea. The Peace Corps values served as a foundation for who he was and how he lived his life. Upon return to the States, Ted joined the East Asian Studies program at Harvard and met Ginny. Ted subsequently graduated with a masters’ degree. Ted and Ginny’s first son Greg’s birth overlapped with Ted’s US Army Reserves Basic Training. Ted returned to move Ginny and Greg to New York where he trained with Chase Manhattan Bank’s Global Credit program. In May of 1972, Ted and Ginny accepted their first assignment abroad - Hong Kong. They subsequently moved to Korea and Japan. Near the end of their time in Japan, their second son Ned arrived.
Ted moved the family back to the United States and settled in Connecticut where he continued his career in banking and relished the support of and shared experience with his parents, family and friends in New England.
With a teenager and a seven-year-old, Ted moved the family again to Atlanta in 1986. Atlanta would become his longest-term home town. In Atlanta, Ted’s career continued in banking with MetLife Corporate Investment and then the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta where he retired in 2006 as a Senior Bank Examiner.
In retirement, Ted taught English and supported the refugee resettlement services of Catholic Charities Atlanta. He preferred spending time outdoors – tennis, sailing and walking. His daily constitutional involved the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and PBS News Hour. Family and friends were the light of his life. Ted maintained friendships in Asia and travelled to Japan, Korea, and Hong Kong long after moving away.
All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody performed a funeral mass for Ted on Friday, July 27. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Portland, Maine. In lieu of flowers, Ted’s family suggests contributions in his name to Catholic Charities Atlanta, Development Dept, 2401 Lake Park Drive SE, Smyrna, GA 30080 404-920-7725.
Elizabeth (Betty) Jane Rund Kegel left to join her husband Jerry in Heaven on Thursday July 19, 2018, while surrounded by her loving family.
Betty was born on Jan. 24, 1923 in Detroit to Esther Mary Trombley Rund and Joseph Frank Rund. She was born at home at only seven months, and her mother continually worried that Betty Jane would be weak because she came early - but she turned out to be very strong! She was actually a very strong woman who was almost never sick. All that knew her admired her strength.
She married Jerome (Jerry) Charles Kegel (Lt) on Aug. 10, 1944, in Dyersburg, Tenn., at the U.S. Army Air Corps Base where he was stationed prior to serving as a B-17 Navigator flying missions out of Foggia, Italy. Betty worked at the tank arsenal and at General Motors to assist our armed forces in their victory with the other Allies in WWII.
Betty and Jerry had two daughters, Claudia Christine and Marlee Lynne. They lived from one coast to the other and in between, as Jerry’s career as a mechanical engineer had him transfer quite a bit. Betty had visited all the contiguous 48 states. She was a loving wife and a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Esther and Joseph Rund, her husband, Jerry Kegel, and her siblings James (Jim) Rund, Robert (Bob) Rund, and Patricia Rund Lowe. She is survived by both of her daughters, Claudia Saxton (John) of Orangevale, Calif., and Marlee Warner (Stephen) of Atlanta. She is also survived by her six granddaughters Nicole Saxton Landers (Joe) of Petaluma, Calif.; Taryne Saxton Amado of Orangevale, Calif.; Amanda Saxton Hickman (Jarred) of Conroe, Texas; Kendra Saxton Crooks (Matt) of Maple Valley, Wash.; Martelle Warner of New York, N.Y., and Elysia Warner of Atlanta. And she is also survived by ten great grandchildren
Arrangements were as follows: Visitation at Northside Chapel Funeral Home in Alpharetta, Sunday, July 22 from 6 - 8 p.m.. Service 11 a.m. on Monday, July 23 at St. Barnabas Anglican Church in Dunwoody followed by a luncheon reception, and burial.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to St. Barnabas Anglican Church in Dunwoody, whose clergy and parishioners were such a blessing to Betty during her life, or to a charity of your choosing.
Saul Zaklad passed away on July 21, 2018 at the ripe young age of 94. He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army, stationed in Italy. He was ecstatically married to his one and only sweetheart, Lila, for 68 years, who preceded his death in 2011. He was a resident of Dunwoody for 41 years.
He is survived by his son, Barry, his daughter, Diane, his granddaughter, Sami (& Joe), his grandson, Tyler (& Blair), and his great grandchildren, Dylan, Mallory and Blake.
Saul was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Feb. 25, 1924. He graduated from Brooklyn Tech High School and received his electrical engineering degree from CCNY. He was employed as an Engineering Section Supervisor at Sperry Rand for over 25 years. He held several patents involving submarine target tracking and underwater sonar.
He moved from Brooklyn to Long Island where he lived with his family for approximately 25 years. When he moved to Dunwoody, he and Lila opened a pie store/restaurant (Pic-a-Pie) for a few years. Saul’s next adventure was his very successful headhunter recruitment business, focusing on engineering job opportunities.
He had many passions: handball, paddleball, working in his yard, woodworking, and researching genealogy of his family and Russian rulers.
He will be fondly remembered by his family and friends as an honorable and loving man, who as an engineer believed everything had a specific place. He further believed that his specific place was beside his wife.
Martha H. Harbison, 79, of St. Simons Island died peacefully at her home on July 16, 2018. Martha, otherwise known affectionately as “Mimi” and “Aunt Martha,” spent her final days surrounded by her family.
Martha was born on Sept. 9, 1938 in Mount Pleasant, Ga. to Essie Mae Lee Herrin and John Daniel Herrin, Sr. Martha was an independent, hardworking self-starter that was just as comfortable with hammer and saw as she was with the daily crossword puzzle. She was a voracious reader and a life-long learner. Martha had a huge heart and was always willing to help others in need and to care for her family. She and her husband Cecil opened their home to many.
Martha and her husband Cecil moved many times while he was in the employ of Sears Roebuck, until they settled in Dunwoody in 1974. Martha worked as an administrative assistant while in Dunwoody. After Cecil’s passing in 1987, Martha returned to the Golden Isles as a full time resident of St. Simons Island in 1989. She worked with Rich Sea Pak until her retirement. Martha enjoyed gardening, working on projects in her house and spending time with family and friends. But her greatest joy was spending time with her four grandchildren.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Cecil Harbison, Jr. and her brothers Harley Thomas (Bud) Herrin, Marcus Herrin and Phillip Herrin. Martha is survived by her daughters Brenda Vaizer and Phyllis Lautenschlager and their spouses, Mark Vaizer and Kenny Lautenschlager, her grandchildren Amy, Todd, Hannah and Rachel, her brothers David Herrin (Montana), John Herrin (Kentucky) and many nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25 at Sandy Springs United Methodist Church South Campus Chapel in Atlanta. Her burial followed the service at Arlington Memorial Park.
Rodney Owen Siggelkow, 80, of Gainesville passed away on July 29, 2018.
Rodney is survived by his beloved wife Jeanie Siggelkow., sons Ed Siggelkow (Deena), and Bill Siggelkow (Debbie).
He is also survived by his sister Stella (Chris) Christopher.
Rodney is also survived by his brother in law George Cates (Bena).
Four grandchildren Chase, Morgan, Cameron and Kyle also survive.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, July 31 from 5-8 p.m. at McDonald and Son Funeral Home and funeral services will be on Aug. 1 at Alpharetta Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. with interment to follow at Sawnee View Gardens in Cumming.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation to the Alpharetta Presbyterian Church Music Ministry.
Condolences may be expressed at .mcdonaldandson.com.
Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumming (770) 886-9899.