Deaths • 10-31-14

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 8:10am

Donald Zarda, 44, passed away Oct. 3 in Switzerland. He was born May 27, 1970, in Missouri, lived in Dallas for the past 14 years, and was pursuing European Union citizenship. A skilled electrician and IT professional, Zarda graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science degree in technical management/international relations. He was [...]

Death • 10-24-14

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 at 8:00am

Robert “Rob” Charles Ruhlin, 33, of Dallas died Saturday, Oct. 18, at Methodist Dallas Medical Center as a result of injuries suffered in a traffic accident. Services will be held at Dettling Funeral Home in Houston at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24. A memorial will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at The [...]

Death • 10-10-14

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 7:50am

Alfonso (Jesse) Lomeli, 52, died peacefully at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, with his dog next to him, following a three-and-a-half-year-long battle with colon cancer. Jesse, as he was known by his many friends in Oak Lawn, came to Dallas in July 1993 from Merced, Calif. He was a member of Holy Trinity Church since [...]

Deaths • 04-11-14

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 9:15am

Kenneth “Drew” Haynes was born on May 5, 1958, in Amarillo, Texas, and passed away on Tuesday evening, April 8, at St. Paul University Hospital where he was diagnosed with liver cancer. Drew was surrounded by many of his loved ones. His passing was peaceful. He is survived by his partner of 8 1/2 years, [...]

Death • 03-21-14

Posted on 21 Mar 2014 at 10:40am

Duane Arthur De Young, 56, died Feb. 28 in Dallas and was buried March 8 in Castlewood, S.D. He was born in Watertown, S.D., and grew up in Hamlin County where he graduated from Hamlin High School in 1975. He attended Dakota State University in Madison and transferred to Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, [...]

Deaths • 03-07-14

Posted on 07 Mar 2014 at 8:45am

Long Vu, 44, owner of Hollywood Nails & Spas, including a location on Oak Lawn Avenue, died on March 1. He was born in Vietnam to a U.S. military father and a Vietnamese mother and raised in many different foster homes. He came to the United States in 1990 through a special program for Vietnamese [...]

Death • 01-31-14

Posted on 31 Jan 2014 at 8:55am

Douglas “Doug” Alan Bench, 58, was born Jan. 14, 1956, in Victoria, Texas, and passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 21 in Dallas after a six-year battle with kidney cancer. He is survived by his life partner of 14 and a half years, Robert Shaddock; father Vernon Bench Sr.; brother Vernon Bench Jr. and wife Judy; [...]

Deaths • 01-24-14

Posted on 24 Jan 2014 at 8:05am

Robert “Robby” Wade Holmes, 40, was born March 8, 1973, in Garland and passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, in Dallas after a monthlong battle with pneumonia. He is survived by his life partner of 14 years, Larry Simmons; parents, Robert “Reb” and Deborah Holmes; older sister, Carrie Bullock and husband Mark; younger sister, Missy Whittington; [...]

Death • 01-10-14

Posted on 10 Jan 2014 at 8:05am

Richard James Walton, 42, died Jan. 5 after a sudden illness. He was a hair stylist. He worked at Renew Beauty Salon and Spa in NorthPark and most recently at Halcyon Days Salon and Spa at Neiman Marcus. He started his career with Jose Eber where he was considered one of the top stylists in [...]

Death • 12-13-13

Posted on 13 Dec 2013 at 8:45am

Kenneth Phillip Rowell, 69, died at his home in Dallas on Dec. 6. He worked for Southwest Airlines for 34 years and was one of the company’s first 700 employees. He  retired in 2011. After graduating from Sam Houston College, he taught art in public schools. He and his partner, Brian Giglio, were together 19 [...]