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Passages – Stanley H. Jackson, Veteran, Patriot Homes Manufactured and Modular Housing Professional, Dies

August 30th, 2018 Comments off


Stanley H..Jackson was born on January 26, 1934 and passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018, says Tributes. “Stanley was a resident of Quarryville, Pennsylvania at the time of passing.”


Born in Glyndon, Maryland, Stanley was the son of the late Benjamin H., and Frances W. (Gill) Jackson. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Rhoda (Feight) Jackson,” said LancasterOnline, which included the following. 

Stan was an entrepreneur at heart, having started many businesses throughout his life. He had also been in manufactured home sales for many years, most recently working for Patriot Homes.” 

Stan attended Colerain Baptist Church and also St. Paul’s Church in Quarryville. He proudly served in the U.S. Army. Stan was a member of the Quarryville Rotary and was active in local fast-pitch softball leagues.

In addition to his wife, Stanley is survived by 2 children: Tim, husband of Kathy Jackson of Quarryville; and Penny Jackson of Belcamp, MD; 6 grandchildren: Lucas, Wyatt, Caleb, Connor, Jordan, and Ryan; 3 brothers: Larry Jackson, Jerry Jackson, and Mark Jackson and 3 sisters: Berdell Ayres, Janice Gittere, and Beverly Vaeth,” said LancasterOnline.


A celebration of Stanley H. Jackson‘s life will take place at St. Paul’s Church, 1 W. 4th St., Quarryville, PA on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 11 a.m. The family will greet friends and guests at the church from 10-11 a.m. The interment will be private.

The team at MHProNews hereby express our deepest condolences to the family and all those who knew Stanley. May he Rest In Peace. ## (Obituary, passages, business news.)  (Third party images and content are provided under fair use guidelines.)

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Manufactured Home Industry Board Member Surrenders to Cancer, R.I.P.

June 29th, 2018 Comments off


A Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday evening, July 3, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home for Lori Lee Woodyard Sechrest.

Lori was born on December 14, 1965 and passed away on Monday, June 25, 2018. She was a member of the board of directors for the Tennessee Housing Association, the Volunteer State’s manufactured housing state association.


In her family’s words:

Diagnosed less than a year ago, Lori did not let cancer become the descriptor of her life on Earth, but just a small piece of her incredible life story of love and the pursuit of dreams. Lori always relied on her faith in God and His leadership, guidance and grace because she always recognized that without Him there was nothing,” said her GoFundMe page.


Through On the Level, Lori was an active member with the Tennessee Manufactured Housing Association in the transportation division,” her memorial page said. “Over the decades in Dickson she met and was able to work with many incredible manufactured home associates and formed lifelong friendships through events, meetings and day to day work.”

Through her life, Lori’s affection and love for her nieces and nephews was evident to all who knew her. It was common for her to share pictures or stories of adventures with them.

All her nieces and nephews carry fond memories of their Aunt Lori, and the examples she set for them through her life.

Lori was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents and her father-in-law.

Lori’s final resting place is in the Woodyard Family Cemetery in Williamstown, KY, which is located on the farm she and her siblings grew up playing on with grandparents, cousins and neighbors.

MHProNews extends its sincere condolences to all of those who are touched by her loss.  May she rest in peace. ## (Passages, memorial, obituary.)

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U.S. Army, Manufactured Home Industry Veteran, Passes

December 5th, 2017 Comments off

USArmyManufacturedHomeIndustryVeteranPassesDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsRobert D. Galazia, 84, passed away the morning of Nov. 23, 2017, at his son’s residence,” the Vindy tells the Daily Business News.

Born on March 31, 1934, in Youngstown, he was the son of the late John R. and Vera B. David Galazia,” the Vindicator’s report, datelined from Edinburg, PA, stated.

His wife of 17 years, the former Donna J. Litterini, whom he married on Nov. 27, 1999, are among the bereaved.

  • Robert graduated from the College of Wooster in 1956
  • He served his country as a member of the U.S. Army.
  • Robert followed in the family business of manufactured homes, established in 1946.
  • He owned Frank’s Mobile Homes and later launched Galazia Home Builders, with reportedly several locations in the Pennsylvania area.
  • He also co-owned a hotel in Punta Gorda, Fla. with his father and Chuck Tanner.

He belonged to Trinity Episcopal Church. Robert was a member of Moose Lodge 51,” said the Vindy.An avid sports enthusiast, he belonged to the Wabash Bear Bowling League and loved playing golf. Robert also enjoyed watching baseball and football.


In addition to his wife, Robert is survived by children,

  • Maria Fortin and husband Michael Merriam of Maine,
  • John R. Galazia II and wife Cathy of New Galilee, Pa.,
  • David J. Galazia and wife Michelle of Edinburg, and
  • Joseph V. Galazia and wife Leigh A. of Wampum, Pa.;
  • stepsons, Curtis J. Carlson, Christopher J. Carlson and wife Nicole, and Craig J. Carlson and wife Christine;
  • grandchildren Robert Galazia II, Christie Galazia, Ashley Galazia, Kapeka Galazia, Kekoa Galazia, Olivia Galazia, Aaron Fortin, and Victoria Blackington;
  • great-grandchild, Riley Galazia;
  • and step-grandchildren, Isabella, Samantha, and Skylar.

MHProNews extends its condolences to all those who were touched by this loss.  May Robert D. Galazia rest in peace.

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Passages, SueAnne (Sosinsky) Howery

September 1st, 2017 Comments off

SueAnne (Sosinksy) Howery. This image was provided to MHProNews by the family.

A mother, grandmother, and aunt, SueAnne (Sosinksky) Howery, 63, of Indio, CA, has passed after a lifetime battle with numerous life-threatening medical conditions.

SueAnne was survived by her children Kevin Kennedy and Kelly Cardarella, grandchildren Hailey and Ivy Kraft, step-daughter Cassie (Howery) Galbraith and her fiancé, John Roling, brother Kevin (Gael) Sosinksy, and sisters Mary Kay (James Barthels) Rathe, Kelly (Bruce Schroeder) Matteson, and Amy (Brad) Bliss.


Amy Bliss, executive director of Wisconsin Housing Alliance. Image credit, Housing Alliance.

Amy Bliss is the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Housing Alliance. Bliss was instrumental in the founding of the Tomorrow’s Home Foundation.

Born Jaunary 27, 1954 to Alois & Monica (Ennis) Sosinksky, SueAnne enjoyed music, dancing, card games, fishing and collected Raku pottery and art.

Through battles with juvenile diabetes, breast cancer, a kidney and pancreas transplant, a brain tumor and many other illnesses, Howery lived a full life.

A graduate of Wonewoc-Center High School, class of 1972, she also attended WWTI in LaCrosse with a focus on business. She was also a dedicated employee at Affiliated University Physicians and General Medical Laboratories.

Through all of the illness, SueAnne still loved life, friends and family, and managed to smile through it all. She adored her dog Cali, who was with her until the very end of her battle with lung cancer.

SueAnne will be remembered as “Wonder Woman without a cape.”

MHProNews extends its deepest sympathies to his family. ## (Passages.)

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Passages: Edward J. Wall

January 26th, 2017 Comments off

Edward J. Wall. Credit: Sun Journal.

Aaron Homes informs MHProNews that long-time Manufactured Housing Association of Maine member and former Aaron Homes President Edward J. Wall of Lisbon, Maine passed away January 15th at age 75 after a lingering illness.

In addition to his 47 years at Aaron Homes, Wall also owned and operated Worumbo Estates, later adding Worumbo Park, a community for sectional homes.

Wall was also very active in the formulation of legislation relating to manufactured housing in the State of Maine, and at one time was a part owner of Burlington Industries, a manufactured home builder.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Constance Bedard; his daughter Christine and companion Gerald Perron; his son Edward II, and companion Karen Weber; his grandchildren, Katelyn Lacombe, Richard Lacombe, Jacob Wall, Tyler Wall, Brandi DiRenzo and Alicia Weber, and four great grandchildren, in addition to a number of brothers and sisters.

MHProNews sends its deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones. ##

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Passages: Daisy “Marie” Craddock

February 3rd, 2014 Comments off

Daisy “Marie” Craddock, of Martinsville, Virginia, mother of Executive Director Tyler Craddock of the Virginia Manufactured and Modular Housing Association (VAMMHA), passed away Jan. 31, 2014 at age 68. A memorial service was held Sunday, Feb. 2 at First United Methodist Church of Martinsville. MHProNews extends its deepest sympathies to the Craddock family and friends.

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Passages—John Swecker

September 10th, 2013 Comments off

John Swecker, Hall of Fame member of the Virginia Manufactured and Modular Housing Association (VAMMHA), has passed away. He was General Manager of Clayton Homes at the Henderson and Oxford plants. MHProNews extends its deepest sympathies to the family.

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Passages: Shirlye Kaufman Birnbrey, 85

September 6th, 2013 Comments off

Shirlye Kaufman Birnbrey and her husband George Kaufman opened Kaufman Supply, a distributor of supplies for manufactured housing, in Augusta, Georgia in 1962. They operated the business until his death in 1983, and she remained with the company along with three of their children until it was sold in 1998, according to Mrs. Birnbrey was also known for her extensive philanthropic efforts. MHProNews extends its deepest condolences to the family.

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Passages: Curtis Olsted

August 2nd, 2013 Comments off

One of the pioneering legends of the manufactured home industry, Curtis Olsted, passed away in Oklahoma Wed. night, July 31. During his final days in the hospital, according to Julie Dwyer, he kept wanting to leave to sell more manufactured homes. Deanna Fields, Exec. Dir. of the Manufactured Housing Association of Oklahoma, says she considered him the “godfather” of the Tulsa industry. Says Deanna, “Curtis loved telling me stories of the ‘glory days’ of wheeling/dealing that would put a grin on my face. He was instrumental in getting a lot of fine individuals in the business and got them involved in the industry’s association both politically and as a volunteer. Some of the greats he mentored were Frank McDonald and Steve Radley.” Services will he held Monday at St. Cecilia Church in Claremore, Okla. MHProNews sends its deepest condolences to the family.

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Passages: William Harold Stapleton

July 26th, 2013 Comments off

The CEO and owner of Harold’s Easy Livin’ Homes in Abingdon, Vir., William Harold Stapleton, 83, passed away at his home July 24, 2013. Called a “Living Legend of the factory-built home industry,” Mr. Stapleton earned numerous awards as the number one dealer of the companies he represented, and always ranked among the top ten independent dealers. He was a Hall of Fame member of the Virginia Manufactured and Modular Housing Association (VAMMHA), of Clayton Homes, and of R-Anell Housing Group. MHProNews extends its deepest sympathies to his wife and family upon his passing.

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