Obituaries • December 20, 2012

Arthur Peter III, 82, (LTC) Army Retired

Arthur Peter III (LTC) Army Retired, husband of Tina Sandy Peter, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was born Nov. 20, 1930, in Louisville, the son of Richard Cowling Peter and Annabel Vreeland Peter.

Surviving are a son, Richard Valadon Peter (Nancy), E. Harwich, Mass.; a daughter, Elizabeth Peter Clark (Ray), Cox’s Creek, Ky.; grandchildren, Katherine Elizabeth Peter and Matthew Richard Peter; and three great grandchildren. Also his sister Anne Peter Justice (Zach), Richmond, Va., and nephews Cary (Ginny) Justice and sons Sam and Tom of Grand Rapids, Mich. and Peter Justice of Richmond, Va.

Visitation and burial at Frankfort Cemetery will be announced later. Memorial contributions are suggested to Lexington Area Parkinson’s Support Group, P.O. Box 4424, Lexington, Ky., 40544; Taylor Manor Nursing Home, 300 Berry Ave., Versailles, Ky., 40383; or Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, 100 Veterans Drive, Wilmore, Ky.

Thomas Ben “Tom” Cornwell, 89, Retired Principal

Thomas Ben “Tom” Cornwell, 89, of St. Matthews in Louisville, died Dec. 10, 2012, in Louisville.

The Warren County native was a retired principal from the South Park Elementary School in Jefferson County School System with 34 years of service, including Allen and Nelson counties. He was a World War II veteran and obtained degrees in 1950 and 1953 from Western Kentucky University.

Mr. Cornwell resided in the Louisville area for more than 60 years and was a Baptist. He was a member of NEA, KRTA and JCRTA. In 1972, he was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include a nephew and his family, all of Burlington, Ky.: Quentin Reynolds (Karen); great nephews, Tate and Brett Reynolds; great, great nephew, Brayden Reynolds; numerous cousins and extended relatives in Allen and Warren counties; and two special friends from Louisville, Michael Harrod and Don Hartley, who have cared for him the past several years.

A thanksgiving and memorial service was conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at J. C. Kirby & Son Broadway, Bowling Green, Ky. Visitation began Friday at 1 p.m. at the J.C. Kirby & Son Broadway Chapel with burial in the Fairview Cemetery.

Caregivers would like to thank Hosparus of Louisville for all of their support and service provision over these past few months. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Eastwood Baptist Church (Bowling Green), Hosparus of Louisville or to your favorite charity.

Eunice Novene Saylors Wood, 78, Homemaker And Retired Employee Of General Electric

Eunice Novene Saylors Wood, 78, of Louisville, Ky., died at 2:40 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.

The Scottsville, Ky., native was a homemaker, retired employee of General Electric in Louisville, where she worked for 28 years, and member of Cedar Cross Missionary Baptist Church.

She was a daughter of the late Thurman Saylors and Nellie Oliver Saylors. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lassie Saylors Carver and Flossie Saylors Carter; and two brothers, Murl Saylors and Gary Saylors.

She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Bishop James Wood of Louisville, Ky.; one sister, Follis Perdue of Louisville, Ky.; one brother, Bobby Saylors and wife, Barbara of Smiths Grove, Ky.; one aunt, Louise Oliver of Scottsville, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Goad Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Timmy Saylors officiating and burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery. Visitation was after 11 a.m. Wednesday at Goad Funeral Home.

John W. “Jack” McIntyre, 87, CPA And Financial Executive

John W. “Jack” McIntyre, 87, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Baptist Hospital East.

Jack is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Helen Huber McIntyre, and his brother, Bob McIntyre.

Survivors include his children, Ann Miller (John), Becky Dalman (Phil), John McIntyre (Debbie) and Tim McIntyre (Kathy); nine grandchildren, Johnny, Michael and Scott McIntyre, Jackie (Murray), PJ and Christopher Dalman, Angie Scalf, Molly Mills and Patrick McIntyre; six great grandchildren; brother, Jim McIntyre; and sisters-in-law, Mary Alice McIntyre, Judy McIntyre and Margaret Corcoran.

Jack was a graduate of St. Francis of Assisi Grade School, St. Xavier High School and the University of Louisville and played basketball for all three schools. After graduating from UofL in 1948 with a business degree, he went on to become a very successful CPA and a financial executive. He was a life member of the Kentucky Society of CPAs and an honorary member of the American Institute of CPAs. He also taught accounting classes in the early years of Bellarmine College. He was an Army Air Corps Aviation Cadet in World War II, joining the service at the age of 17 while still attending St. X. While in the service he was selected for the San Antonio Service All-Star Basketball team. He was a past president of the PTA and Board of Advisors at St. X. In addition, Jack was a member of the Downtown Louisville Rotary Club for 32 years, a Kentucky Colonel, a member of Big Spring Country Club and Pendennis Club.

Jack was a longtime member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church where he was an usher for many years.

He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed golf, cards and horse racing.

He was a true gentleman and a family man. His friendly smile and quick wit will be missed by all.

His Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 3345 Lexington Road, with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Rattermans, 3711 Lexington Road.

Expressions of sympathy may go to either Mass of the Air or Hosparus.

Cornelis “Kees” Hart, 84, Retired Police Captain And Criminal Justice Training Specialist

Cornelis “Kees” Hart, 84, of Louisville, and previously of Union Hall, Va., died peacefully on Dec. 8, 2012.

Born and raised in Den Helder, Netherlands, he survived the German occupation and went on to attain degrees in education and foreign languages. After arriving in the United States in 1963 with his young family, Kees went on to teach high school foreign language courses (being fluent in five languages) before entering the field of law enforcement in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

He was a proud leader during his 20-year career that included positions as police officer in Eastern Rockingham County and the City of Harrisonburg, Va., and as criminal justice training specialist at the Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Center and the Academy of Staff Development for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

During Kees’ exemplary career he was awarded the Legion of Honor by the American Federation of Police and the Distinguished Police Service Medal by the American Law Enforcement Association in Washington, DC. In 1978, he was named “Police Officer of the Year” in Harrisonburg. After retiring in 1990 with the rank of captain, he settled at Smith Mountain Lake in Union Hall and moved to Louisville in 2005.

Kees’ dedication to his career in law enforcement and to his family was the catalyst for the 2005 inauguration of the Louisville Metro Police Foundation, founded by his son GJ, which provides assistance to the brave men and women on the Louisville Metro Police Department.

His deep voice, gift for conversation and amazing storytelling will be terribly missed. He was an avid soccer fan and loved the outdoors with sailing as his preferred pastime. He was branded a true Kentuckian for his unwavering preference for Maker’s Mark.

He is survived by Ann, his wife of 60 years; son, Gerard J. Hart (Heather); daughter, Mickey Steinroth, of the Netherlands; grandchildren, Ashley S. Hart, Hillary Hart, Ashley Scarr Hart and Randall Hart; and all the loving extended Hart family and friends.

The family is most grateful to every person that cared for him including Mark Wheeler, MD, and all the dedicated doctors and caring, loving staff of Baptist Hospital East.

A service celebrating his life was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 9611 W. Hwy. 42, Goshen, Ky., 40026.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Louisville Metro Police Foundation’s Cornelis Hart Officer in Distress Fund, 982 Eastern Parkway, Box 5, Louisville, Ky., 40217.

Francesca M. Perrone Meyer, 96, Beloved Mother And Member Of St. Elizabeth Of Hungary Catholic Church

Francesca M. Perrone Meyer, 96, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church and St. Ann’s Altar Sodality.

Mom instructed us to “Love one another as I have loved each of you.” Mom showed love to everyone she met. She fed countless families in the neighborhood through her kindness.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gervase P. Meyer; parents, Francisco and Vincenza Perrone; sister, Domenica Ferriolo; brothers, Joseph and Victor Perrone; and four infant children.

She is survived by her children, Mary Carmel Daugherty (Blaine), Stephen V. Meyer (Gloria Jean), Thomas J. Meyer (Joy), John A. Meyer (Dolly), James R. Meyer (Kathy), Timothy P. Meyer and Vincent C. Meyer (Kathy); grandchildren, Jeff, Gina, Tina, Jennifer, Melanie, Jeana, Jeffrey, Jessica, Tiffiny, Michael, Brittiny, Julie, Robbie, Brian, Dawn, Sean and Danielle; 23 great grandchildren; seven great, great grandchildren; several nieces and a nephew.

Her funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, 1020 E. Burnett Ave., with burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Visitation was from 2 to 8 p. m. Tuesday at Embry-Bosse Funeral Home, 2723 Preston Hwy.

Memorial gifts may be made to St. Joseph’s Children’s Home.