Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Obituaries with memorial services and visitations in Geneva, Batavia and St. Charles.
Geneva lost one of its most prominent citizens this week with the passing of Allen Mead, 95, former editor and publisher of The Geneva Republican. His was one of several posted this week by area funeral homes. Here is a link to death notices posted Sept. 25. Yurs Funeral Home, Geneva Yurs Funeral Home, St. Charles Moss Funeral Home, Batavia Are you looking for more information about Tri-Cities funeral homes and services? Would you care to review the services provided by a local funeral home? Click on the funeral home names to see the Patch Places listing for each business to write a review or learn more about the funeral home. Batavia Geneva St. Charles
Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns says city newsletters will report when and why flags fly at half staff at City Hall.
Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns asked for a moment of silence at Monday night's City Council meeting in honor of former Geneva Republican Editor and Publisher Allen Mead, who died over the weekend. Burns noted the tribute to Mead written by Kurt Wehrmeister and published Sunday on Geneva Patch. He remembered Mead's coverage of Geneva High School sports and the trademark lemon drops Mead would dole out to athletes after games. And after the moment of silence, Burns said he would honor a suggestion by a Geneva resident to make sure all residents can find out when flags fly at half staff at City Hall and who they honor by posting an announcement in the city's newsletter and GenevaMail. Several prominent Genevans have died in recent weeks, including …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Those were the priorities of Allen Mead, a community newspaper editor for whom “community” mattered more—much more—than sales figures or winning awards.
Allen Fox Mead, who died this weekend, about seven weeks shy of what would have been his 96th birthday, was a community newspaper editor whose time was, sadly, so long ago both chronologically and journalism-wise, that today’s young writers and editors might only barely comprehend how he went about his work, and why. Allen (and he was “Allen” to absolutely everyone—only grudgingly conceding to “Mr. Mead” from high-school kids) was the editor/publisher of The Geneva Republican from 1950 to 1972, continuing, under the publisher title, as City Hall reporter and sportswriter until his retirement in 1986, when the newspaper was sold to Wayne Woltman. The weekly newspaper had been his entire professional life for 47 years—beginning in 1939, …