William Glenn Jr. “Bill” Long, 84, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012.
He was born in Louisville, Nov. 20, 1927, to William Glenn Long Sr. and Thelma Knebelkamp Long.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dr. Betty Wolfe Long; children Leslie Long Olson (Ray), Anne Elizabeth Long (David Dearner), William Glenn Long III (Denise); grandchildren Reid Joseph Olson (Kristen), Keith Douglas Olson (Morgan), John David Homm Jr. (Melissa Gaddie), Jacqueline Homm Wells (Ryan), Stephanie Nicole Davis (Jeff), William Glenn Long IV, Samuel Morin Long; and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brother James Patrick Long (Henny), brother-in-law Douglas Kent Wolfe and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
He attended Louisville Male High School, graduated from Harrodsburg High School, received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisville in 1950 and master’s degree from Indiana University in 1953. While at UofL he was an active member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Bill was one of the original members of the Kentuckiana Cinder Club which became the Mason-Dixon Athletic Club. He was an avid sportsman maintaining a passion for track and running, and was a lifelong UofL Cardinal fan. One of Bill’s most treasured accomplishments was completing the first 31 Kentucky Derby Mini-Marathons representing the Mason-Dixon AC. In addition, he ran 22 full marathons including four Boston Marathons.
Bill began a career in athletics with the City Division of Recreation while attending UofL. He held the position of athletic director for nine years before becoming a teacher and later administrator for JCPS. He taught mathematics and started the cross-country program at Male High School in the 1960s. He retired from JCPS as principal of Myers Middle School in 1988.
As a life member of the Amateur Athletic Union, Bill served as a registrar, treasurer and Jr. Olympic Track and Field chairman of the Kentucky Association for more than forty years. In 1994 he received the National AAU Volunteer Hall of Fame Award. In 1996, he received AAU’s Jack Milne Award for service to track and field.
He served on the Board of Directors of the Southeast YMCA and The Louisville Regional and International Science Fairs and was a former president of the Kentucky Science Fair Endowment Board of Directors.
He was a member of the old Municipal Softball Board for more than forty years, president of Louisville’s ASA softball program for nine years and was inducted into Louisville ASA Hall of Fame in 1985.
Long is from a well-known Louisville sports family, the Knebelkamps. His grandfather, William F. Knebelkamp, owned the Louisville Colonels Baseball Club in the 1920s, and built Parkway Field. His uncle, Wathen Knebelkamp, was president of Churchill Downs in the ‘70s.
His cause of death was from the effects of West Nile Virus.
Visitation was held 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pearson’s, 149 Breckenridge Lane. Memorial service and burial were at Cave Hill Cemetery and were private.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Salvation Army or Wayside Christian Mission.
Martha Jane “Moppy” Shaw, 85, of Pine Bluff, Ark., died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, with family at her side.
She was born July 30, 1927, in Pine Bluff, the daughter of William Warden and Helen Bradford Phillips. Moppy graduated from Pine Bluff High School and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
She lived many happy years in Pine Bluff, New Orleans and Louisville, and again in Pine Bluff. In fact, she was always happy. She excelled at making friends and keeping them, consignment-store shopping, decorating, writing prayers (which she felt were gifts from God to her), studying the Bible, hugging, laughing and being a Grammy, wife, mom, aunt, sister, friend and daughter. She truly lived life with gusto as demonstrated by her favorite song, Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World.”
Moppy was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Dr. Jerry Milton Shaw; her parents; and brothers, Bill Phillips and Earle “Dunk” Phillips.
Cherishing her memory are daughter Becky Shaw of Louisville, Ky.; sons and daughters-in-law Reverend Judd Shaw and Susan Seagraves of Knoxville, Tenn., and Jeff and Holly Shaw of Dallas, Texas; sister and brother-in-law Becky and Henry Graeber of Oxford, Miss.; sister-in-law Nell Phillips of Beaumont, Texas; and grandchildren Erin Buckingham (Travis), Mollie Davis (Justin), Taylor Shaw, Ana Shaw and Mason Shaw.
The family wishes to thank Moppy’s devoted caregivers, fabulous neighbors in Arbordale, her friends in Bible Study and the many cousins who would drop by, making her very, very happy.
A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at First Presbyterian Church, Pine Bluff, Reverend Lance Clemmons officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from 1 p.m. until service time in McColgan Hall at the church. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors (online register: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com). Memorials may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.
Shirley Jean Burrow McAleese, 77, Member Of Broadway Baptist Church
Shirley Jean Burrow McAleese, 77, died Oct. 1, 2012, after a lengthy illness.
She was a member of Broadway Baptist Church, Louisville Boat Club, Rock Creek Riding Club, English Speaking Union, Sigma Kappa Sorority – UofL, Daughters of the American Revolution and Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century.
She was preceded in death by her father, William Clark Burrow Sr.; stepfather, William Roy Clark Sr.; granddaughter, Katie Lee McAleese at birth; and mother, Norma Jean Grey Burrow Clark.
Shirley is survived by her three children: son, Dr. David Lee McAleese, granddaughter Jinny C. McAleese Andrews, great-granddaughter Catie Lee Andrews and great-grandson Jackson Thomas Andrews and grandson Stuart Reed McAleese; son, George “Scott” McAleese (Shannon), grandson Scott Michael McAleese and granddaughter Kelly Lynne McAleese; daughter, Jean Brandon McAleese Fay (Ben), grandson Hampton Andrew Fay, granddaughter Hannah Jean Fay and grandson Hunter T. Fay.
A funeral service was held at noon on Thursday, at Pearson’s Funeral Home, 149 Breckinridge, with burial following at Cave Hill Cemetery. Visitation was after 10 a.m. Thursday until the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, give to the charity of your choice.
Allan S. Baker, 86, passed away peacefully on Oct. 8, 2012. He was the founder, president and owner of Korrect Optical and spent nearly 60 years in the optical industry.
Baker was also a member of The Temple and Anshei Sfard Synagogue, as well as the Standard Country Club and The Turf Club at Churchill Downs.
He acted and sang in many musicals and plays with Heritage Theatre at the Jewish Community Center; bowled for many years with B’nai B’rith and most of all loved horse racing. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Navy, and was an avid University of Louisville fan and proud member of the “L” Club.
He is survived by his wife Marjorie Baker, sister Becie Potash; children Roberta (Robbie) and Richard Kleinman; Barry (Shevvy) Baker and Steven (Sheila) Baker. Stepchildren Carol Grayson and Scott Goodman.
Grandchildren Stacy (Steven) Boros; Michael (Megan) Kleinman, Melissa Baker, Ellie Baker and Andrew Baker and great-grandchildren Jake Boros and Isaac Oliver Kleinman.
He is predeceased by his wife, Betty, his parents Bernard and Minnie Baker, sisters and brother-in-laws, Eleanor Gibson (George) and Blanche Wasserman (Herman) and brother-in-law Leonard Potash.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Temple or the American Heart Association.
Virginia “Ginny” Blair Campisano, 84, Owner And Operator of Nap’s Market
Virginia “Ginny” Blair Campisano, 84, of Louisville, peacefully passed on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.
Ginny was a native of Louisville, daughter of the late Russell and Selma Foster Blair. She was loved by all, a graduate of Ursuline Academy and member of St. Leonard Catholic Church. Ginny and her husband Junie owned and operated Nap’s Market for many years.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years who she met in grade school, N. John “Junie” Campisano; children, Kathleen Campisano (wife, Sarah E. Reece), Karen Campisano Sherlock (husband, Mike), and Steven John Campisano; grandson, Arthur Blair Carter; sisters, Mary Huber, and Doris Mouser (husband, Bob); 23 nieces and nephews; and her loving team of caregivers.
Her funeral Mass was held 12 p.m. Saturday at St. Leonard Catholic Church, 440 Zorn Ave. A celebration of Ginny’s life continued after Mass at 740 Zorn Ave. Visitation was from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ratterman’s, 3711 Lexington Road.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorial gifts in Ginny’s honor be made to The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, 1325 Massachusetts Ave, NW, #600, Washington D.C. 20005 or at www.theTaskForce.org/donate/honor.
Joseph Martin “Joey” Mooney, 25, Warehouse Laborer For Best Loading
Joseph Martin “Joey” Mooney, 25, of Louisville passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at University of Louisville Hospital.
He was a warehouse laborer for Best Loading and was a 2006 graduate of St. Xavier High School, where he played football and was a member of the 2004 State Championship Team. Joey loved nature, the outdoors, hunting and four-wheeling.
He was predeceased by his grandfather, Joseph Mooney; and grandmother, Pat Donlon.
He is survived by his parents, Marty and Theresa Mooney; his sister, Erin Marie Mooney; his grandparents, Doris Mooney and Marty Donlon (Rosie Brady); his girlfriend, Kayla Nelson and her daughter Lilly White; and a loving family of aunts and uncles, cousins and many friends.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, 11 a.m. at Incarnation Catholic Church, 2229 Lower Hunters Trace with Cremation following. Visitation was from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at Ratterman Grand Chapels, 4832 Cane Run Road (Terry Road at the Greenbelt).
Expressions of sympathy may go to the St. Xavier Scholarship Fund.
Booker “Jerry” Jr. Tucker, 82, Retired Employee Of WAVE-TV/Radio And WLOU
Booker “Jerry” Jr. Tucker, 82, passed away on Wednesday, October 3, 2012.
He was a retired employee of WAVE-TV/Radio and WLOU Radio station and a member of Peace Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his wife, Jessie Hubbard Tucker; children, Charisse Hodge (Larry), Gerard C. (Sandra) and Shona Tucker and Barry Tulloss; grandchildren, Charisse LeMaster, Renee James, Cierra and Kellen Hodge, Barak Tucker, Serena and Matthew Tulloss; sister, Freddie M. Wilson.
Visitation was 10 a.m. to noon Monday at his church, 4210 E. Indian Trail, with funeral services following at noon.
A.D. Porter & Sons-Southeast were in charge of arrangements.