Obituaries • July 19, 2012

Shannon Marie Cook Burgin, 44, Daughter, Mother And Wife
Shannon Marie Cook Burgin, 44, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at St. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital.

She was a loving, daughter, mother, and wife, and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her loving husband, Ralph T. Burgin; the love of her life her son, Jeffrey Michael Long; her parents, Billy W. and Phyllis Cook Sr.; her brother, Billy Wade Cook Jr. (Amanda); nephew, Zachary Taylor Boaz; and niece, Cora Rae Adams; and a host of extended family members.

A service to celebrate Shannon’s life was 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Arch L. Heady Russman & Sons, 1201 E. Oak St. with interment following at St. Michael Cemetery. Friends and family visited Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy are requested to Farmdale Baptist Church Youth Group.

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Dennis Keith Devers Sr., 59, Worked For Southern Tool Supply
Dennis Keith Devers Sr., 59, of Okolona, returned to his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.

Mr. Devers was a 20 year employee of Southern Tool Supply. Mr. Devers was preceded in death by his parents, John and Dorothy Devers; sisters, Linda Day Devers, Linda Louise Devers. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 41 years Gearldine Devers; sons, Dennis Keith Devers Jr. (Heather), Daniel L. Devers (Kathleen), Donald W. Devers (Wendy); daughter, Denise Edsell; Sunday daughter, Jenni Perkins; sisters, Helen Warren, Elaine McMahan, Bobbette Givens; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Nathan, Zychary, Destiny, Kelsey, John, Katelyn, Hailey, Daniel, Josh, Little Nathan, J.T.; mother in law, Dorothy Keeling Meador. Funeral service was conducted 2 p.m. on Sunday at Schoppenhorst Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home (Preston Highway at Brooks Road) with burial in Penn Run Cemetery. Friends paid their respects from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday at Schoppenhorst.

Carla E. (Sisson) Mastorovich, 48, Loving Homemaker
Carla E. (Sisson) Mastorovich, 48, formerly of Lorain, Ohio, passed away Monday, July 9, 2012 in University of Louisville Hospital following a four year battle with cancer.

Carla was born April 27, 1964 in Lorain. She moved to Louisville in 1997. She attended Lorain High School. She was a loving homemaker. She enjoyed riding motorcycles, camping and canoeing. She loved her Chihuahuas Diesel, Trixie and Tiny.

She will be dearly missed by her husband of 15 years, Samuel J. Mastorovich, of Louisville; sisters, Rose Sisson Brumfield, of Avon Lake, Debbie Lynn Sisson Ellis, of Lorain, Teri Ann Sisson, of Lorain and Darla E. Bauza, of Grafton; stepchildren, Sheral Ann Mastorovich, of Amherst and Samuel J. Mastorovich Jr., of Lorain; and stepgranddaughter Sierra Marie Souris of Amherst.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Dolores (Case) Sisson; and sister Karen Sue Miller.

Carla’s family received friends Thursday from 2-4 and 5 to time of her funeral service at 7 p.m. in the Richard J. Reidy Funeral Home, 1783 E. 31st St., South Lorain. Rev Chuck Behrens of Hospice of the Western Reserve officiated. An interment service was Saturday 11 a.m. in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.

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William J. “Bill” Jr. Gramig, 85, Realtor And Home Builder
William J. “Bill” Jr. Gramig, 85, of Louisville, was born December 12, 1926 and returned to his Heavenly Father, July 8, 2012.

Bill was a realtor for more than 40 years, having worked with Paul Semonin, Rainey Jones and Joe Guy Hagan. He was also a home builder with his brother, Jerry Gramig. As a young man he was a printer for the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times with his father, William J. Gramig, Sr. Bill was also a 1958 graduate of Bellarmine College.

He was a very active and faithful member of his church, St. Barnabas, over 37 years. He was a member of the choir until last year; was Minister of the Eucharist, a lector, cantor, a Golden Key Club member and Cub Master of Pack 342 at St. Pius. He was the first president of the Four Seasons Neighborhood Association and had called Bingo for the Sheltered Workshop for over 17 years.

Bill was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II and an Army Corps of Engineers officer and veteran of the Korean War.

Preceding him in death were his parents, William J., Sr. and Leila H. Gramig; his loving wife and ballroom dancing partner, Gloria; a daughter, Rose Mary; granddaughter, Allison Best and sister, Doris Jean Thompson.

Left to cherish his memory are his ten children, Michael (Cindy), Chris (Judy), Theresa Stiebling (Mark), Marian, Dominic (Maria), Carol Nall (Tony), Greg (Bo), Madonna Kullman (Mike), Timothy (Terry) and Joseph (Mickey); his grandchildren, Leah Hawkins, Tyler Stiebling, Ben Gramig, Abbie Trowbridge, Rachel Gramig, Lydia Kullman, Whitney Kullman, Dylan Kullman, Mallory Reid, Anthony Nall, Mackenzie Nall, Denny Mattingly, Amy Raia, Tommy Mattingly, Steven Mattingly, Scott Gramig, Dustin Gramig, Lucas Gramig, Briana Gramig, Sydney Gramig, Meredith Linehan, Colleen Linehan, Marissa Linehan, Elizabeth Gramig, August Gramig and Josie Gramig as well as 17 great-grandchildren; his brothers, Jerry and Jack; and a sister, Jill Gramig of Miami Beach, Fla.

A Mass to celebrate Bill’s life was held 10 a.m. Thursday, July 12, 2012 at St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 3042 Hikes Lane, with burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was 2 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at Ratterman & Sons Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of the Presbyterian/Rose Anna Hughes Home and give special thanks to Marie and Aggie for their loving care of their father.

Memorial donations may be made to Cedar Lake Lodge or the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Bill.

Margaret Rose (Spalding) Mudd, 90, Volunteer Counselor With Al Anon
Margaret Rose (Spalding) Mudd, 90, of Louisville, formerly of Lebanon, Ky., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July, 9, 2012.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William D.

She is survived by her children, Betty Kifonidis, David (Rose), Margie Spencer, Sam (Barbara), Rosemary Ruzanka (Donny), Sarah Nally (Jim), Kenny (Brenda), 19 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

She was a volunteer counselor with Al Anon for many years where she developed many friendships. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church most of her adult life. The family wishes to thank Nazareth Home for the excellent care by their devoted staff and volunteers during her last years.

Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ratterman’s, 3711 Lexington Rd. Her funeral Mass was 11 a.m. Thursday at Nazareth Home, 2000 Newburg Rd. Burial will be in St. Rose Cemetery, Springfield, Ky.

Floy Mae “Punkin” Hernandez, 83, Charter Member Of The Buechel Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary 
Floy Mae “Punkin” Hernandez, 83, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012.

She was a member of Farmdale Church of the Nazarene and a charter member of the Buechel Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband, Marcelino Hernandez; daughter, Marquita A. McAllister; sons, Gerald (Mary Lou) and David (Suzanna) Hernandez; sister, Barbara Ann Willis (Herbert); 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Her funeral was 10 a.m. Friday at Fern Creek Funeral Home, 5406 Bardstown Road with burial in Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation was 2-8 p.m. Thursday.

Memorial gifts: WHAS Crusade for Children.

Henry M. “Hank” Shaw Jr., Naval Aviator And Engineer
Henry M. “Hank” Shaw Jr. passed away from this life into the hands of the Father on Friday, July 6, 2012.

Celebrating his life and mourning their loss are his son, Alexzander Chayce Shaw (San Antonio, Tex.); two brothers, Kevin D. Shaw, Sr. (Robin) of Louisville, and Lynn E. Shaw (Wanda) of New Britain, Conn.; six sisters, Patricia Shaw-Brooks, Kimberly Brooks (William); and Gayle Shaw-Young all of Richmond, Va., Jackie Gibson (Larry) of Chattanooga, Tenn., Cathy Lottie (Cornelius) of South Bend, Ind., and Vickie Whitaker of Louisville; seven nieces, eight nephews; two great-nieces, four great-nephews; one uncle; six aunts; a host of cousins; close family friend, John Mosby (Jo) of Denver; Hank’s fellow comrades and dedicated friends from the United States Naval Academy; and a number of devoted friends.

Hank was the first born of nine children to the late Henry M. and Edna L. Shaw, and grew up in South Bend, Ind. A scholar and athlete, Hank was inducted into the National Honor Society at John Adams High School, was the vice president of the 1966 graduating class and a member of the John Adams 1966 state wrestling championship team.

Hank was one of the first African Americans from Indiana to be appointed to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. After graduating in 1971, Hank became a naval aviator and flew E-2C aircraft for many years.

Hank’s career in the automotive industry began at Ford Motor Company in Detroit as an engineer and continued there in a variety of positions. In 1983, Hank moved to Louisville, and was the Ford Heavy Truck District Sales Manager. He then purchased Knox Ford in Muldraugh, Ky. Hank joined Heritage Ford as a Fleet Manager from 1998 until his retirement on June 30, 2012.

Hank was loved, cherished, and respected by all for his kind heart and special way of extending grace, encouragement, and support to all who knew him. He also mentored many young men and women who continue to love and honor him.

Arrangements were  entrusted to A.D. Porter & Sons Funeral Home, 1300 W. Chestnut St., Louisville. Celebration of life were held at Community Baptist Church, 4909 E. Indian Trail, Louisville, on Saturday, July 14, 2012 with viewing from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and service immediately following.

The vibrant memory of Hank and our love and appreciation for him will remain with all of us whose lives he has so powerfully and profoundly touched. Hank’s family would like to extend a sincere thank you to all the staff of Baptist Hospital East, the CBC group, Helping Hands, and Hosparus for their kind and compassionate care during his illness.

Memorials can be made to the National Brain Tumor Society.