John E. Holmes Jr.

John E. Holmes Jr., 60, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, in Boston. Mr. Holmes, who lived on the Vineyard for over 15 years, was a talented metal worker...

Willoughby Mercer, 92, Was Aeronautical Engineer

Capt. Willoughby (Bill) Mercer, (USN, Retired) died peacefully at his home in Coronado, Calif. on Nov. 19. He was 92 years old.

Helen Grace Franklin Trained Dogs for Show

Helen Grace Carlson Franklin died on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at her home in Vineyard Haven after a long illness with Parkinson’s Disease. She was born...

Harold Allyn Searles Was Avid Outdoorsman

Harold Allyn Searles, former owner of the Raymond Funeral Home in Norwalk, Conn., died on Oct. 20 at the age of 79 after a long illness. He...

Carl Anderson

Carl B. Anderson, 80, of Oak Bluffs died Tuesday, Nov. 20 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was the husband of Ruth (Immelt) Anderson. He...

Judith B. Jacobs Volunteered for Social Causes

Judith B. Jacobs, of Niskayuna, N.Y. and Chilmark died on Nov. 1 at home in Niskayuna at the age of 80. She died from the effects of...

Robert S. Sanborn Never Lost His Lust for Sailing High Seas

Phyllis Meras

A memorial service for Robert S. Sanborn, a year-round Vineyard resident for 39 years and a Vineyard seasonal visitor since 1918, will be held...

Respected Businessman Warner Bacon Dies at 87

Francis Warner Bacon, 87, of Erie, Pa., died peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at St. Mary’s at Asbury Ridge. He was born in 1920 in Erie, the...

Nathaniel Firestone, 81, Was Architect, Veteran

Nathaniel Firestone, of Fort Lee, N.J., and Oak Bluffs, died on Nov. 16 at the age of 81.

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