CARRASQUILLO, NEFTALI

first_img72, of Bayonne, passed away at home on May 31, 2017 surrounded by his family. Born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Neftali came to Bayonne in 1981 where he has since resided. Neftali successfully ran his own general contracting business before his retirement many years ago. Neftali was predeceased by his wife Milagros (Santiago) Carrasquillo (in 2011) and his parents, Ramon and Justa (Garcia) Carrasquillo. Left to cherish his memory are his daughter Denise Aguilar and her husband Edwin; two sons, Neftali and his wife Zoraida, and Abraham and his wife Sandy; seven grandchildren, Joshua, Brian, Emily, Abian, and Ariana Carrasquillo, and Edwin and Natalie Aguilar; three great-grandchildren, Miguel Angel, and Natalia Marie Vazquez, and Joshua Carrasquillo Jr.; and six sisters and one brother. Funeral arrangements by DWORZANSKI & SON Funeral Home, 20 E. 22nd St.last_img read more

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Virgil Hensley – Milan

first_imgThose surviving who will cherish Virgil’s memory include his daughter, Diane (Milton) Hopper of Moores Hill; two sons, Neil (Joann) Hensley of Owensboro, KY, and Kevin (Patricia) Hensley of Milan; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 3 great, great-grandchildren; the mother of his children, Lovetta Broughton of Sunman; 4 stepchildren; 3 nephews and one niece.  Besides his parents and wife, Ida, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Jim Hensley, and one sister, Polly Williams. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 4 until 8 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman.  Virgil’s nephew, Rev. Dennis Williams will officiate the service on Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery, Sunman. Virgil Hensley, of Milan, was born on August 21, 1930 in Harlan, Kentucky a son to Thomas and Octava Thomas Hensley.  He married Ida Mae Cloud in October of 1984 and she preceded him in death on August 22, 2008.  Virgil worked as a welder at Hill-Rom, retiring on August 27, 1992 after 40 years of service.  He enjoyed working and spent time woodworking, gardening and farming.  Virgil loved his cat, “Blue” and enjoyed spending time with his family.  On Sunday, July 22, 2018 at the age of 87, he passed away at St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville.center_img Memorial contributions can be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association or to P.A.W.S. of Dearborn County Humane Center.  To sign the online guestbook please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Virgil Hensley.last_img read more

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Matt Kemp’s throw helps Los Angeles Dodgers edge St. Louis Cardinals 1-0

first_imgMatt Kemp did not hesitate.He charged hard in left field, scooped the ball up and fired to the plate. Catcher Drew Butera made a nice catch and placed the tag on Allen Craig just before Craig crossed the plate to end the seventh inning, a close call that was upheld on a replay challenge.It was a game-changing play that bought enough time for the Dodgers to finally scratch across a run in the eighth in a hard-fought 1-0 victory Thursday over the St. Louis Cardinals.“It’s do or die right there,” said Kemp, recently relocated to left field. “If it’s off to the right or off to the left, he might be safe. I’m just glad it was right there and he caught it and tagged him out. “Defense honestly won that game for us tonight. Sometimes defense is just as important as offense.”Kemp’s throw electrified the announced crowd of 48,624 that came out for a Brian Wilson bobblehead and came away buzzing from a playoff-like atmosphere, the kind of game the Dodgers are going to need to win if they are going to have October aspirations.An electric crowd. A pitchers’ duel. Dazzling defensive plays. And a clutch hit.And it is still only June.“It kind of felt like a playoff game,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “You don’t feel you can make a mistake or it will cost you.” The Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals picked up right where they left off last season in their first meeting since the National League Championship Series, won in six games by the Cardinals.Suddenly revitalized Dodgers starter Josh Beckett matched Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright for seven scoreless innings.Miguel Rojas dazzled at shortstop. Kemp provided a spark from left field. And Justin Turner delivered a timely pinch-hit RBI single in the eighth inning off Wainwright to score recently activated Juan Uribe with the winning run.“This is how playoff games usually are: 1-0,” Kemp said. “We just had to wait them out and get the big hit when it counted and get the win.”The crowd got a thrill when bobblehead hero Wilson entered to pitch the eighth and pitched a 1-2-3 inning that included two strikeouts to earn his first win since Sept. 12, 2013 against San Francisco.Closer Kenley Jansen – rediscovering some confidence this week – converted his 24th save in 27 chances to complete the five-hit shutout.The Dodgers moved to a season-high nine games over .500 at 45-36 and pulled within two games of the first-place San Francisco Giants after trailing by 9.5 games on June 8.But the spotlight belonged to Beckett, who continued his resurgence this season.Beckett allowed four hits over seven innings with four strikeouts and two walks. It was the seventh game in which Beckett pitched at least five innings and allowed no runs, equalling Wainwright for the league lead.“Josh has been pretty amazing this year, changing speeds and showing why he was so good for so long,” Mattingly said. “Their guy was a handful. Early on, I told Josh we’ll figure out a way to get you one run. Somehow that was enough. And he did it against a pretty good, hitting ballclub, a veteran ballclub.”Beckett did receive a defensive boost from Rojas, who has impressed the club with his glove, particularly in saving Clayton Kershaw’s no-hitter last week.Rojas fielded a grounder, took it to the second-base bag himself and fired to strike to first to double up Matt Adams in the first inning. Rojas also made a leaping catch to rob former Dodger Mark Ellis to lead off the third inning.“Tonight was about the defense,” Beckett said. “Kemp’s play was huge. The guys were great. That double play in the first inning was huge.”Second baseman Dee Gordon also got into the theft business, ranging far up the middle to snare a grounder and make an accurate throw to first to nab the slow-footed Yadier Molina in the seventh.Then of course there was Kemp’s throw to Butera to end the seventh.“That was a great throw in a key moment and it kept us in the game,” Butera said. “We came back and scored a run after that.”Wainwright was imposing as usual.After issuing a leadoff walk to Dee Gordon to begin the game, Wainwright settled in and retired 15 straight Dodgers before Miguel Rojas rifled a single to left field to open the sixth. He allowed just two hits through the first seven innings.The Dodgers finally got to Wainwright in the eighth.Uribe lined a single up the middle to lead off the eighth in his first game back from a right hamstring injury since May 20.Butera followed with a beautiful sacrifice bunt, and Rojas followed with an infield single — his second hit of the night — to put runners at first and third.Then Turner delivered the pinch-hit RBI single, picking up his sixth pinch-hit in 15 at-bats (.400) with a double and six RBIs. He is hitting .342 with three homers and 16 RBIs in 42 games since May 1.“I keep telling everyone he’s the best pinch-hitter,” Butera said. “He’s making me look good.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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