2015 Classmate Obituaries

James Mark Perry

James Mark Perry, age 67 of Dunseith, died on Friday, January 23, 2015 in his home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in the Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau. Burial will be in the Rendahl Cemetery of rural Dunseith. Visitation will be on Thursday beginning at 10:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M. in the Nero Funeral Home of Bottineau.

James Mark Perry, was born in Ashland OH, December 10, 1947 to Marty (Mueller) and James Martin Perry. He was the oldest son of five children. In his youth he moved to Akron, OH, Sunnyvale, CA, and eventually to Cocoa Beach, FL where his family settled and some still reside. Mark was in the first graduating class at Cocoa Beach High School in 1965. Mark moved to Las Vegas in 1975 where he met Ann and they were married on May 20, 1978. Once they were married he adopted her daughter, Eloyce. In 1979 they moved to North Dakota, where their daughter, Jana was born. Later that year they moved to Brevard County, Florida. In 1982, their daughter, Franki joined the family. In 1983 they returned to North Dakota where he enjoyed the quiet country life, exploring the back country roads in many different areas of the state where he lived. Most of his time was spent in Bottineau and Rolette counties. The wildlife roaming free through his front yard was a highlight of his day.

Mark will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Ann. His daughters, Jana (Kris) Bellamy, Washburn, ND and Franki (Steven) Wolhart, and their children, Jacqueline, Samuel, and Kevyn, Bottineau, ND. Mother, Marty Perry of Cocoa Beach, FL and mother-in-law, Eloise Boppre, Bottineau, ND. Sisters – Carol (Jim) Simpson, Ormond Beach, FL, Betsy (Chuck) Blair, Port St. John, FL, and Bobbi (Bill) Gnan, Oviedo, FL; Brother- Jon (Diana), Liverpool, NY. Sister-in law, Donna (Walt) Weaver, Apache Junction, AZ and brother-in-law, Joe Boguslawski, Dunseith, ND. Several aunts, uncles, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins. He also leaves behind his pets, Shadow, Buster, Tommy, Snowball, and Junior. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Eloyce; his father, James; father-in-law, Donald, and his sister-in-law, June.


Brian Dale

June 11, 2013 Sun Brian T. Dale, a retired Baltimore public school educator, died Friday from lung disease at his Ridgely's Delight home. He was 65. The son of an aerospace engineer and homemaker, Brian Thomas Dale was born in St. Louis and moved with his family in 1960 to Cocoa Beach, Fla.After graduating in 1965 from Cocoa High School, he earned a bachelor's degree in social work in 1969 from Stetson University in DeLand, Fla. He enlisted in the Army and was sent to Vietnam, where he was a reporter for The Pentagram, an Army newspaper. Mr. Dale moved to Baltimore in the early 1970s and worked for Baltimore public schools, for which he was a guidance counselor. He earned a master's degree in education in 1974 from the University of Maryland, College Park and a master's degree in psychology in 2004 from the Johns Hopkins University. "He worked with homebound students," said a brother, James M. Dale of Cocoa Beach. "Throughout his tenure, Brian remained a tireless advocate for both his students of Baltimore and their teachers." He retired in 2010. Since moving to Baltimore, Mr. Dale lived in the Ridgely's Delight neighborhood, where he had received and restored one of the city's dollar houses. He was an avid Orioles and Ravens fan. An informal gathering of friends and neighbors will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of W. Conway St. to remember Mr. Dale. Plans for a memorial service to be held in Cocoa Beach are incomplete. In addition to his brother, Mr. Dale is survived by his mother, Naomi Jean Dale of Cocoa Beach; another brother, John M. Dale of Cocoa Beach; a sister, Constance Ann Dale of Clearwater, Fla.; and his companion of more than 20 years, Carol Rabin of Ridgely's Delight.


Sally Maude Long

Obituary for Sally Long Sally Maude Long , 67 of Indian Harbor Beach was born in Marianna, Florida on September 11, 1947 and died June 21, 2015 peacefully at home with her nieces by her side. Sally graduated from Cocoa High School in 1965. After high school she was hired at Bell South as a telephone operator and worked nights at Sears in both the Electronics and Credit Departments. Later she became the first woman “toll-tester” at Bell South. In 1975 in addition to working two jobs, she received her Associate’s Degree in Computer Electronics from Brevard Community College. She later attended Nova University and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and went on to the University of Montevallo where she earned her Master of Education Degree. She won numerous Amateur Ball Room Dancing Awards, while competing in Florida and Alabama. She retired from EDS in Alabama and moved back home to Florida where she lived in her dream home, an oceanfront condo and also started her own travel agency. She really enjoyed spoiling her nieces and nephews with gifts and traveled with them all throughout the United States and Abroad. She loved her family and friends with all her heart. Sally was preceded by her father John Long Sr. and is survived by her mother Sally Long, sisters Ada (Jim) Bagwell, Penny (Greg) Dippolito, brothers John, Mike and Matt Long, Nieces Erin (Willie) Chermanski, Erika Dippolito and Newphews Chris Dippolito and Mark (Daniela) Dippolito.

Robin Sterling Jackson

 Robin Sterling Jackson YONGES ISLAND, SC - Robin Sterling Jackson, 67, of Yonges Island, SC, died of natural causes in Charleston on August 3, 2015. Robin was born to Ralph Simmons Jackson and Marion Paterson Jackson in Rockledge, Florida. He graduated from the Citadel in 1969, served in the United States Marine Corps and was a longshoreman. Robin is survived by his wife, lin kuhl jay, and three children, Lucien, Dashiell and Zola Jay. He also is survived by his oldest son, Che Jackson, his brothers, Tad and Dusty Jackson, and his mother, Marion Jackson. His life will be celebrated at a private family gathering in Florida. "Let me rest in the arms of Slumber, for my open eyes are tired; Let the silver-stringed lyre quiver and soothe my spirit; Weave from the harp and lute a veil around my withering heart...The songs of the waves and the hymns of the streams Are scattered, and the voices of the throngs reduced to silence; And I can hear naught but the music of Eternity In exact harmony with the spirit's desires. I am cloaked in full whiteness; I am in comfort; I am in peace."- from Kahlil Gibran's The Beauty of Death XIV.