Scarpitto, Robert S. – 2015

died at home July 27, 2015, with family, after a lengthy illness.

Born 1933 in Rockford, son of Angelo and Rose (Laudicina) Scarpitta.

Married Adabelle Manni in Rockford.

Employed by Rockford Products.

Veteran of the Korean War, U.S. Air Force.


Source: Rockford Register Star 7/30/2015

Davis, Jimmie R.

passed away in his home, Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

Son of Andrew J. and Myrtle G. (Barnes) Davis.

West High School.

Served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII.

With father, owned Davis Furniture, then worked at J.L. Clark.

Member of First Baptist Church, and Harley Owners Club.

Olson Funeral and Cremation Services, Fred C. Olson Chapel, Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

Source: Rockford Register Star May 3, 2015


Ferguson, David L.

David l. Ferguson, died March 22, 2015 with multiple myeloma.

Born March 28, 1947, in Waterloo, Iowa, son of Dale and Carol (Bolster) Ferguson.

Married Dixie (Rhodes) Ferguson.

Served in U.S. Air Force, during Vietnam era, as a Staff Sgt./Inventory Management Specialist, in Hickham Air Force Base, in Hawaii.

Loras College grad, worked at John Deere.

Mass at Holy Family Catholic Church; Burial at Union Cemetery; Fitzgerald Funeral Home.

Source:  Rockford Register Star March 7, 2015.

Darrell Lee “Scott” Cowan

Passed away March 14, 2915 in his home.

Born Feb. 2, 1933, in his Orfordville, Wisconsin, the son of John and Pearl (Grenawalt) Cowan.

Veteran of the United States Air Force as an Aircraft Mechanic, 1952-1960. He was stationed in England at Burtonwood Air Force Base, where he met his wife.

Worked for Sundstrand for many years, retiring at a Maintenance Supervisor.

Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory; Burial in Arlington Memorial Park.

Source: Rockford Register Star March 18, 2015




Meyers, Arnold “Arnie” Jr.


Arnold “Arnie” Meyers Jr. of Byron, died March 7, 2015, at Pinecrest Manor, Mt. Morris.

Born Feb. 5, 1930, in Rockford, the son of Arnold F. and Dorothy (Stanley) Meyers.

1948 graduate of Winnebago High School.

1960 graduate of Northern Illinois University.

U.S. Air Force 1951 – 1955, during the Korean War.

Married Leola Schildt.

Employed by Barber-Colman, drove school bus for Byron School District.

Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Byron Cemetery.

Source:  Rockford Register Star March 12, 2015



Daniel, J.W.

91, passed away March 8, 2015.

Born in Fulton, Arkansas on August 19, 1923, to Crawford and Agnes (Jones) Daniel.

Married Barbara Tunure in 1970.

He served in the U.S. Air Force in WWII, and was a truck driver for Borg Warner for 32 years.

Honquest Funeral Home; Lincoln Wood Baptist Church; Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Source: Rockford Register Star March 12, 2015.