New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 7, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
OBITUARIESWednesday, December 7, 2005 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 3A
SAMUEL A. MCSPADDEN
Funeral arrangements are complete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Samuel A. McSpadden who passed away on December 2,2005.
We lost a wonderful husband, brother and best friend. We will miss his wisdom, humor, intelligence and all of his special qualities. Samuel A. McSpadden was bom June 26, 1943 to C.F. “Willie” and Ruth McSpadden in Tyler, Texas.
He grew up in Electra, Texas, graduating from Elec-j tra High School in 1961. He ^ attended Texas Tech in Lubbock and graduated from ) The University of Texas in I Austin. Sam was very proud of his service in the U.S. I Army and especially proud of the 1st. Special Forces Group in which he served as a Demolitions Specialist. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1969. After the Vietnam War, Sam earned his pilot's license and flew commercially for sever-i a1 years. Sam loved to travel 1 and was well-suited to overseas construction. He was a project manager-superin-tendent on jobs in North and South America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. Sam was also a consultant to the United * Nations for projects in Egyptian Sinai, Lebanon and Cambodia. Everyone always looked forward to his return to the States to hear stories of his adventures-sometimes slightly embellished. Prior
to his death, Sam was a commercial real estate broker and appraiser in the New Braunfels/San Antonio/San Marcos area. Preceding him in death are his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Connie of New Braunfels; his sister, Ann McSpadden Hand and her husband, Bert of Chicago, his beloved animals and many wonderful friends.
There will be a Memorial Service and Celebration of Sam’s Life in New Braunfels in the spring for his family and friends.
Any memorials can be made to: US Army Special Forces Scholarship fund, Special Forces Association, RO. Box 41436, Fayetteville, NC 28309-1436 or C.L.A.S.S. (an animal shelter at Canyon Lake), 2170 Old Sattler Rd., Canyon Lake, Texas 78133 or any charity of one's choice.
ZOELLER FUNERAL HOME
Funerals & Cremations
615 Linda, New Braunfels (830) 625-2349
RICHARD O. “DICK" EASTMAN
Funeral arrangements are complete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Chief Msgt USAF retired Richard O. “Dick" Eastman, who passed away on Thursday, December I, 2005 at the age of 78 years.
Mr. Eastman was an avid .amateur radio operator. WA5KYX. He is survived by his wife, Edna Jane Eastman of New Braunfels; two sons, Gary L. Eastman of Cibolo, Texas and Ronald
Gene Eastman of Longview, Texas; two grandchildren, Shannon Lee Eastman and lacey N. Eastman.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, December 9, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, with full military honors.
ZOELLER FUNERAL HOME
Funerals & Cremations
615 Landa, New Braunfels (830) 625-2349
IOE ROBERT NEELEY
Joe Robert Neeley passed away on Monday December
5,2005 at the age of 99. Services are pending with Zoeller funeral home.
HELEN G. HERRY
Helen G. Herry, 91, of Seguin, passed away December 1,2005 in San Antonio.
A graveside service will be on Friday, December 9,2005 at 2:00 p.m. in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.
Mrs. Herry was born July 7, 1914 in Huntsville, AL to Augusta and Madie (Brooks) Savas. In 1929 she married Ben F. Herry.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother and sister, 8 broth-ers-in-law, 6 sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews.
Survivors include son, Tony Herry and his special loved one, Sharon Panter-
muehl; grandson, Chris Herry and wife Melissa of Laguna Beach, CA; granddaughter, Stephanie Wall and husband Jason of Tulsa, OK; great-grandchildren, Christian and Caroline Herry of Laguna Beach, CA, and Reagan Wall ofTlilsa, OK; Mother of Chris Herry and Stephanie Wall, Renee? Murray of San Antonio; 2 sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by:
Goetz Funeral Home
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While Kyle believes his client is not guilty of any wrongdoing, he is not relying on the drug test results to get Zercher s job back.
Most of the grievance hearing request letter is devoted to challenges to the city’s mostly unwritten drug policy.
“There is a wide range for error or inequity in workplace decisions under the current policy,” Kyle said. “I was hoping they would give her her job back without
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having to go through the hearing process, but now we’re going to have to do the full dog-and-pony show.”
As part of the hearing, Zercher is requesting reinstatement to her position as division chief, full restoration of benefits and retirement tenure, back pay from the date of her Nov. 22 termination and removal of the drug test results from her personnel file.
The panel that will hear her case will include Fire Chief John I lerber, other city department heads and Fire department Battalion Chief Steve Mabe, the employee Zercher was allowed to request to participate in the hearing.
Although the panel will consider Zercher’s case and make a recommendation on her requests, the Final decision still rests in Jahns’ hands.
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District attorney will decide on charges
Counselors spent the majority of Monday morning working with the students who were on Padilla’s bus, she said.
Roy Mack Miller Jr., 68, of Canyon Lake, reported to Alvarez and DPS investigators that he was tumbling for a cigarette at about 4 p.m. when he passed a stopped CISD bus at FM 3159 in front of the Creek Hollow Cabins and RV Park about a mile south of Startzville.
The bus driver had activated the vehicle’s lights and safety devices and was properly stopped, Alvarez said.
As of Tuesday, Miller had not been charged in connection with the accident. But Alvarez said criminal charges were likely.
“Mr. Miller knows about this — I called him to let him know,” Alvarez said, adding that the man was very remorseful and distraught over what had happened to Padilla.
“I have to sit with the district attorney, and we’ve got to get everything I have and look at it,” Alvarez said. “We need to question our witnesses and make doubly sure of the facts and the evidence. More than likely, we ll be taking this case to the grand jury for the proper charge based on the evidence.”
Comal County District Attorney Dib Waldrip said it was too early in the investiga-
■ A memorial fund has been established through Blanco National Bank in Spring Branch. Donations can be made to the Ryan Padilla Memorial Fund, clo Blanco National Bank, 20475Texas 46 W., Suite 360, Spring Branch, Texas, 78070, account number 1156381.
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tion to say what Miller could be charged with.
“We don’t know what could have caused the man to not be driving in the main lane of travel,” Waldrip said. “Did he have a medical condition? Was there a mechanical failure?
“These are all things I have to look at. Rest assured, upon ruling those things out, the appropriate charge will be filed.”
Waldrip said the DPS accident reconstruction team would be going to the scene to take measurements and check lines of sight and weather conditions such as the direction of the sun.
“All could be important,” Waldrip said. “The investigation has to be concluded to ascertain what, if any, is the most appropriate charge. It’s too early to say; I wasn’t out there, and I haven’t seen the report.”
Waldrip said he had given Alvarez authorization to tell Padilla’s family how to reach him.
“I haven’t sought them out so as not to invade their privacy at this moment," Waldrip said.
“I ve told Trooper Alvarez to have them contact me any time, day or night, if they want to discuss this.”
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The Sophienburg Museum & Archives of New Braunfels and Weihnachtsmarkt would like to thank the following for their generous patronage of this year’s Weihnachtsmarkt
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Mrs. Michael Tilly Steve & Beth Sokolyk Michael & Bette Spain Texas Industries - TXI
Area Wide Pest Control Janelle Berger Ann & Tom Burrus Nancy Cronen Maxine C. Estess First State Bank W.H. Heesche
Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Hitzfelder Bob & Betty Kiesling William J. Kolodzie Surveying Company Jack & Nancy Krueger Kuebler Waldrip Haus Bed & Breakfast Layton & Carole Leissner Dr. & Mrs.James Lewis Joe & Valin Miller Jan & Gene Morrell Scott Payne
Dr. & Mrs. David Perches Pete & Cay Quoyeser William & Sarah Reeves Moe & Jo Schwab Bruce & Marilyn Shepherd John& Betty Tays Louise Woodward Mr. & Mrs. Gordon C. Zunker
FOR SERVICES AND PRODUCT CONTRIBUTIONS
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Hermes Insurance Agency
Anna Lee Hicks
Dr. Pat &Helgard Suhr-Hollis
Lucille S. Jett
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Clifford & Judy Morton
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John & Lois Newton
Charles & Virginia Nowotny
OHI Collectible & Gifts
Randall Morris & Associates Reat Estate
Retreat Day Spa
Clarence & Jean Scheel
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Sam G. Smith, Jr.
Jerry & Peggy Welch
Mary Lee & Roger Welsch
Sam & Patsy Wotipka
The Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre Comalco (Ron Snider)
Ellen Duncan (Doncaster Collection)
Ernesto’s Jewelry Factory
Johnny Friesenhahn (T&F Construction)
Angle & G.W. Garrott
Grist Mill Restaurant
Gruene Mansion Inn
Huisache Grill Carol Martin Myron’s Steakhouse New Braunfels Smokehouse Prince Solms Inn Republic Beverage Company Sign Grafters Wish List
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