Laird Dughall Ailean Mac’ic Lathurna, Caer Anterth Mawr, Northshield
Mistress Clare RosMuire St. John, Bryn Gwlad, Ansteorra
Sir Dafydd The Silvertongue
Duke Koris Natterhelm, al-Barran, Outlands
Koris Natterhelm (Mark Plecki), KSCA, Master of the Pelican, died at home with loved ones at his side, December 28, 2016. He lived in Ansteorra when it was part of Atenveldt, and then the Outlands while it was still Atenveldt, serving as king twice in those years. Then he resided in the Outlands for thirty years after it was a kingdom.
Baron Govanen Blackwell, al-Barran, Outlands
Bran Ironskull , Outlands Bran Ironskull (Brian Horner) passed away suddenly, early Saturday 10/22 after a motorcycle accident.
Aidan ni Leir, East
Douglas MacAndrew, Caerthe, Outlands
December 29, 2014 Mistress Tana wrote: It is with Deepest regrets that we need to inform you that our good friend and family member Duchess Kathryn of Iveragh has passed away this night at 5:30 pm at UNM Hospital. Her passing was unexpected and swift with Helga Tynker, Ryan and I by her side.
Lord Alastair Ronal Aeyalweard , Trimaris
Lycurgus de Loch (Todd Lokey), Outlands (originally Calontir)
Duke Lycurgus de Loch passed after a long illness, in Colorado Springs, December 12, 2014, of liver failure.
Dagan du Darregonne, Midrealm
Bob of Boarstusk, An Tir
Margaret of Griffin Tower , Caerthe, Outlands
Mistress Margaret (Nancy Pinney) of Househiold Griffin Tower died on May 18, 2014.
Pavel Iosevich, Calontir
Herrel of Smael Nest, Caid
Lord Herrel passed away September 4, 2012 in Starkhafn, Caid. He was a quire to Sir Richard of Blackiron; also a retired teacher and avid bibliophile.
Margyt Weaver, Shire of Mistig Waetru, Northshield
Megwyn of Glendwry, Caid
John of Calador, Barony of Nordskogen, Northshield
Miles of Southtower, Gleann Abhann
THLord Miles of Southtower (mka Glen O'Brien) passed away on June 15th at the VA Hospital in Little Rock, AR. He was a co-founder of the Canton of Southtower (Hot Springs, AR). in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. Fighter, brewer, confidant to many, friend to all. The Barony of Small Grey Bear (Southtower's "parent") held a memorial service at Barbearian Brawl on July 21, 2012.
Adam of Schattentor, Northshield
Friedrich of Augsburg, Barony of Windhaven, Northshield
Anne d'Rome St. Augustine, Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr, Northshield
Richard of Woodleigh, Shire of Rokeclif, Northshield
Lord Richard (mka Richard Mettille) passed away after an illness, in May 2012. (SCA awards)
Jacques Louis de Froi, Shire of Silfren Mere, Northshield
Nicholas Dickhut (December 31, 1988 - April 30, 2012) was killed in action in Afghanistan. More SCA information
Aeschine inghean Lulaich, Smythkepe, Gleann Abhann
Aeschine inghean Lulaich (mka Darlene Dekoning) of the Shire of Smythkepe passed away March 31, 2012.
Nekhbet Alexandra Selene (Margaret Gee), Vaca del Mar, Trimaris
Judith de Beaumont, Caerthe, Outlands
Mistress Judith, founding Baroness of Caerthe, passed away on February 2, 2012, after a short illness, but several years of declining health. Awards
Mathgamain Ó Néill, al-Barran, Outlands
Goetz von der Krautlache (Marvin Russell), Calontir; once of Drachenwald
"His Excellency, Baron Goetz von der Krautlache, has passed through the veil between this life and the next." October 2, 2011; cancer.
Jonathan Whitewolf, Barony of Atenveldt, Atenveldt
Pancreatic cancer, Phoenix, September 5, 2011.
Wilem de la Champagne (Porthos), Shire of The Ruins, Trimaris
Don Wilem was a White Scarf and a member of the Order of the Argent Morningstar. Bobby Rolls passed on September 3, 2011, of head injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident late September 2.
Lady Mariassa Ashgrove (Sue Warner), Marche of Norborough, Barony Flaming Gryphon, Middle Kingdom.
Lady Mariassa passed from our midst 9 August 2011 from natural causes. She was a devoted member of the Marche and an active participant with the local Gryphon's Shawl (fibre arts) group. She was always one of the first to raise her hand to offer assistance and was very creative when it came to practical solutions for unique problems. Per bend invected Or and vert, two clusters of ash keys counterchanged.
Mistress Bernice of Brittany, Caerthe, Outlands
"Tonight we will raise a glass for our fallen comrade, aka Don George the Vagabond. One of the early rapier fighters in Caerthe's and the Outlands' history. —Dona Matilda" Mistress Bernice was a Mistress of the Orders of the Pelican and of the Laurel. (Alice McCuskey, died at home, April 20, 2011, of kidney failure)
Theodoric of Eboracum, Barony of the South Downs, Meridies
Lord Theodoric (Terry Wills) passed quietly in his sleep January 12, 2011 after losing his battle with Prostate cancer. Squired to John of Ean Airghead (called the Mad Celt), Theodoric was a self-professed "harmless old man" who was a force on the field and a great friend off the field. A big teddy bear of a man, Theodoric took great pleasure in playing St. Nickolaus every year at South Downs Christmas Revel. He was an avid gamer and enjoyed painting miniature soldiers and staging large table-top battles with his friends.
Leif Ivarson, Caid (long of the Outlands)
Duke Leif Ivarson died on July 13, 2010, in an accident at work in Moapa, Nevada. He had attended the first Battlemoor event in Colorado just a few days before, and so many of his Outlands friends were able to see him there. Leif was knighted at Grand Outlandish XIV, in 1987, and served twice as King of the Outlands. He lived in Drygestan and al-Barran, until he moved to Starkhafn, in Caid.
Rannveigr Haakonardottir, AEthelmearc
Rannveigr was at home with her family, her husband Viscount Alexander and her children Dee Dee & Andy when she lost her battle with cancer in the early hours of January 26th. Rannveigr was a Viscountess, a Mistress of the Pelican, and of the Laurel.
Duchess Carol of Bellatrix, long of the West Kingdom
Kameyama Kengoro, Tir Ysgithr, Atenveldt
Kameyama Kengoro (Skip Schrader), one-time Seneschal of the Barony of Tir Ysgithr, Kingdom of Atenveldt, long-time squire of Sir Adler des Berges, passed away 24 November 2009 after a too-long illness. Always one to make us laugh—never forgotten. (Note from Mistress Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, who also shared this: "He requested no funeral or any memorial services. His ashes have been/will be distributed at several places across the world.")
Duchess Kolfinna, Caid
Master Yehudah of Nuremburg, Sun Dragon, Atenveldt
Raphael De Seputura, Fontaine dans Sable, Outlands
Lord Raphael De Seputura died July 10, 2009, in a car crash.
Ternon de Caer Liant, Calontir
Viscount Ternon de Caer Liant, KSCA (mka Randy Niere), First Prince of Calontir, passed on 21 June 2009.
Ternon was one of the earliest SCA members in Kansas City, and was knighted by the Middle Kingdom on May 29, 1983 (A.S. 18)
Lady Finnguala ingen Dauid, Sol Haven, Meridies
Sigvaldr Hauksson, Altavia, Caid
Vergus of Orkney, Caid
Lord Vergus (Samuel "Grant" Kerslake) died May 19, 2009.
Pendar the Bard died at home on the morning of April 30, 2009. He was a vocalist and a herald, active for many years in al-Barran. A memorial campout was held at the Lonely Mountain Defender site in May of that year.
Dylan ab Aneirin y Breuddwydiwr, Bryn Madoc, Meridies
Sariah of Yggdrasil House, Angels, Caid
Christoforo Antonio Passavanti, Stargate, Ansteorra
Don Christoforo Antonio Passavanti died February 2, 2009, in a motor vehicle accident. In the SCA he was a White Scarf, archer, metalworker and costumer.
Chidiock the Younger, Calontir
Morguhn Sheridan, Æthelmearc
Duke Morguhn Sheridan (John Glenn) passed away at about 8:58 P.M. Tuesday, September 23 from injuries sustained falling from the roof of his house on Sunday the 21st. Photo, poem and links.
Adral / David the Herald, West
The First Knight of the Society, Sir Ardral Argo Ver Kaeysc, also known as David the Herald, and known in modern times at David Bradley, died in his sleep on Thursday, September 11, 2008. He was 57. He was Diana Listmaker's nephew. A wake will be held for friends and family.
Sir Ardral was knighted on May 1, A.S. I (modernly 1966) at the very first tournament of what would become the Society for Creative Anachronism. The venue (around Berkeley, California) would later become part of the West Kingdom. His heraldic device, registered in 1971, is blazoned "Sable, a pall argent surmounting a pall inverted Or." [Submitted to the ThinkWell list by Evan, crediting " Juana Isabella on Tue, 2008/09/23 - 21:32" (no more details).]
Mikal Hrafspa, Mikal the Ram, Calontir
Draw the children close and speak to them softly. Hold them tight, dry their tears as well as your own.
Stewart Charles the Butcher Trimaris
It is with a sad heat that I bring news that we have lost another friend. On July 23 Charles Stewart McKellop Sr. Passed from this world. In the SCA he was known as Lord Stewart Charles the Butcher. He was the First Man at arms to THlord Ageirrjon and the First Member of House Darktree as well. He is survived by his Son Charles Jr., his Brother James Jr. and hs sister Margaret (Peggy)
Osric Cumbra, Midrealm
Master Osric Cumbra died July 12, 2008, of a massive heart attack. Wulfwen wrote "The cooking community in particular and the world in general have suffered a great loss. Master Osric was a kind and wonderful man."
more, with photos
Sigmund Shadowhawk, Blackwater Keep, Outlands July 11, 2008
Sir Starhelm Warlocke (Mike Boelter) died of a heart attack on June 25, 2008.
Ceara O'Bardian, Ardenroe, Gleann Abhann
Mischka Ravensfuri, An Tir
Master Mischka, a Laurel also known as Mishka Petrovich Valadesque, died Monday, May 26, 2008, in the hospital as a result of a motorcycle accident. John Ramsey Booth was his real name.
Jean Richard Malcolmson, Ansteorra
Yang the Nauseating
For those who knew him, knew of him, read his books or sang his songs.
Yang the Nauseating, also know as Robert Asprin, died today at his home in New Orleans.
An early member of the Society, he was one of the founders of the Great Dark Horde. Although he no longer rode the steppes with us, he was respected and will be missed.
Raising a cup in his honor.
From the Gleann Abhann list:I write this with a heavy heart. Today (May 21, 2008), sometime between 2 pm and 5 pm, Yang the Nauseating (Robert Asprin) passed away.accounts and comments on the rialto
Janet of House Morningstar, Ansteorra
For any who come to read this and didn't know, "Janet" is pronounced as in French, with a soft "j", emphasis on the second syllable and silent "t".
posted on the Rialto by Jay Rudin May 22, 9:15 am
Many of you don't know her, or know her as a merchant in her later years. When I joined she was a dynamo of action in all fields—service, arts and fighting.
Though of small stature, Janet was a fierce competitor on the field. Her shield was well known—tierced per chevron throughout azure gules, and vert, overall an Egyptian hawk displayed Or, crowned of a bezant and maintaining two bezants. I can still picture it coming at me—fast. She was loud, joyous and fierce.
The records show that she was the fifth Queen of Love and Beauty in the Steppes, as Amra won the fifth Steppes Warlord tourney carrying her favor. What the records don't show is that, going into the final round, she already knew she'd won. She just didn't know which title she'd have yet. The finalists were Amra, her husband Telbyrne, and Janet herself.
In a war in which her knight, Sir Simonn, was legged, she stood at his side to defend him. A blow was aimed at Simonn, but Janet threw her own shield out to cover him, exposing herself for a half-second. Asked about it later, she said, "I did that? That's dumb."
But nobody who knew her is surprised that, instantly and unconsciously, she did something dumb in service to somebody else.
She was equally aggressive in everything she did. Disagreeing with Janet was never fun, because she would fight for her beliefs with every fiber of her being. She carried her passion into everything she did.
She was known for her arts, but her greatest contribution to Ansteorra was her work with the Texas Renaissance Festival. She co-ordinated our extremely well-paid activities there, and thus made huge contributions, not only to her own group's coffers, but also those of every active branch in Ansteorra. If your branch dates back to the seventies or early eighties, then Janet materially helped you fund your events and activities. All Ansteorran branches were relatively rich, at a time when the rest of Atenveldt (our home kingdom then) were close to scrounging Coke bottles on the side of the road to help pay for events. Her arms had three gold coins, and it was quite appropriate.
But it isn't just about the money. She was part of Ansteorra developing its own character and its own identity, and was therefore instrumental in the rising of the Star from a principality to a kingdom.
The Egyptian Eagle is no longer displayed. It has soared into the heavens, and has a crown more glorious than a bezant. But as long as Ansteorra is a kingdom, there will always be an Egyptian hawk following the Black Star.
Robin of Gilwell / Jay Rudin
Ellen of the Gleaming Star, West
Dave Bermann wrote to Hirsch von Henford:
Ellen Margron (my sister), Countess Ellen of the Gleaming Star, passed away on May 8, 2008, after a two year bout with cancer. We talked about SCA over the years with her ex-husband, Jean Margron, Jean de Gran'dans, who were at one point in their early relationship, I recall as having been King and Queen in the Kingdom of the West. Ellen lived in the Lake Merritt area of Oakland, with her daughter and son-in-law Rami Margron and Cassidy Brown. Jean continues to live in Berkeley, and was one of Ellen's best friends for many years until her passing.
Elaina von Mannheim, Atenveldt
THL Jacquelin de Normandie has informed me that Viscountess Elaina von Mannheim (Toni Cordaro), 29th Princess of the Sun, has passed away in Atenveldt on Sunday, May 4 at 11:45 a.m.
Vicountess Elaina reigned with HE Viscount Sir Ulric von Brettvalda, the Dragon Bear (9/15/1990-3/16/1991). She had taken over the reins the Hospitality Corps at Estrella War last year. From the stories she has told me, been a long member of this kingdom.
Elaina fell and had broken her hip in mid-March. On the day she was supposed to go home from the hospital, she developed a Mersa staph infection, which spread through her organs, proceeding to shut them down.
By request of her family, any inquires should be sent to THL Jacquelin at ...(see link below if not much time has passed).There [was] a memorial service for Viscountess Elaina on Friday, May 9 at 5 p.m. The funeral home is Mountain Memorial Gardens (7900 E. Main, Mesa, AZ 85027).
The family asks for no flowers to be sent please. However if you wish to send a card please either send it to the funeral home or in care of her daughter Eileene Zungia...
Her daughter is planning a get together at her home afterwards. All are invited to come and share in the memories of Elaina.
Titus the Archer, Fontaine, Outlands
Lord Titus the Archer passed away last night. Information is limited right now. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and children to whom we send our most heart felt condolences.
Qara Gan and Ceara
Bronwyn Banadruidh, Caerthe
Viscountess Bronwen, who was Princess of the Outlands with AElfgar in 1984, passed away Wednesday, March 5, of a brain tumor. (Pam Draudt)
Albert Vernon [SCA name unknown], died at Estrella
Greetings gentle cousins,
With a heavy heart,
Mistress Margaret Hepburn of Ardrossan
Brett McNeally, Ansteorra
Lord Brett McNeally passed away on January 13, 2008. (Brett MacNelly is the spelling listed on the heraldry page, and I include both so this can be more easily found.) click here for a great photo, and more info
Sean Ui Neill the Staffmaker, Unser Hafen, Outlands
This morning, November 1, 2007, THL Sean Ui Neill the Staffmaker [from the Barony of Unser Hafen] passed away. He selected a sunny place in the backyard and by his own hands left this world.
There will be an Irish Wake held in his honor at a latter date. Any services are unknown as his family is out of state.
Greetings, good friends—
Ulric of Wolfhaven, Meridies, Before There was a Meridies.
"Hank was an integral part of SF-dom and the SCA from the early 1970's onward. He was responsible for the original idea that became Museum Replicas, Ltd. over in Conyers.
Gaius Auklandus, Caid
Viscount Gaius Auklandus, OL, OP, KSCA was found today in his apartment, deceased. There are no details at this time other than that it appears to be from natural causes. (posted by his squire to the West Kingdom list)
Viscount Sir Gaius Marcellus Librus Auklandus, OL, OP, passed away from an apparent heart attack last week. He was living in the Kingdom of the West at the time, but had lived in many kingdoms over the course of his SCA life, including Atlantia, Meridies, Ansteorra, the East and Caid."Viscount Gaius' HomePage"
Sorin Erlinstar, Drygestan, Outlands
I lord Traithgren bring bad news to are Kingdom of the Outlands and to all in the SCA. My Don, Sorin, passed away today on September 30 at 10:35pm. He was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday with severe renal failure. His passing was painless and now his new journey is beginning. I know that my Don reached out and touched a lot of people's hearts in the SCA and in the Kingdom of the Outlands. I ask don't mourn him, celebrate the full life he led. He wore his heart on his sleeve. He always was willing to help anyone and was there for you when you needed someone to fall apart to. He will live in our hearts, minds and our souls as one of the greatest men and most honorable human beings in our Great Outlands.
Lord Traithgren McCormick, cadet to the late Don Sorin
Jerald of Galloway, An Tir
"After a valiant battle with cancer, we lost this gallant knight at 1:50 pm September 19, 2007 in his home kingdom of An Tir. The SCA was his life, so much so, that his family will honor his request that his headstone be engraved: 'Viscount Sir Jerald ' " Once Prince of An Tir, a former Black Lion Herald, and interkingdom equestrian. He was knighted in A.S. VII.
Aethelthryth of Acleah, Meridies
Bearengaer hinn Rauthi, AEthelmarc
Harken to these awful words, wail and rend your garments! Earl Sir Bearengaer hinn Rauthi has gone to his ancestors in Valhalla on this 9th day of July, A.S. XLII. Let all pay heed to to the passing of a mighty warrior and a person who enriched the Current Middle Ages.
Bearengaer had been a member of the SCA for almost 40 years. He was the 8th Knight of the Middle Kingdom, the 9th King of the MidRealm He was King of the Middle Kingdom for Pennsic 3. He was second Prince of Drachenwald. In more recent years, as ill health kept him from the list fields, he served the Kingdom of AEthelmearc by training new fighters, marshaling, being an MOL and helping Lady Leah Janette (the Evil Book Lady) run her book business. For several years, he was Grimm's liaison at Pennsic.
Those wishing to honor him, pray for him or confirm his death should present themselves on July 14, in Stormsport (Erie, PA) at the Burton Funeral Home, 602 W. 10th St. A reception will follow at the home of Viscount Alexander and Viscountess Rannveigr. As he had no particular religious affiliation or close mundane relatives to be offended, the funeral will have an SCA theme. SCA attendees are requested to wear garb. Since "You can't take it with you" is not a Viking concept, people may bring mementos to put in the coffin.
Those who wish crash space or direction should contact Viscount Sir Bear the Wallsbane at SyrBear@... Leah Janette (his lady)
Charly the Bastard, Namron, Ansteorra
Charly the Bastard, mundanely known as Richard Tucker, died on the morning of Saturday February 17, 2007, from brain damage due to anoxia after a heart attack earlier this month.
Note from Ælflæd: Looking for more information, I found a post to the Rialto signed in this way:Charly the Bastard The Last Dworf in AnsteorraCut and paste, just as it was. "Dworf." Being the lady wife of Father Longbeard himself, founder of the dwarves, I just had to smile.
Patric of Blackthorn, Caerthe, Outlands
Our beloved Baron, Patrick, has passed away. Patrick collapsed yesterday and was taken to the hospital. He died earlier today of an apparent heart attack. (Wednesday, May 23, 2007)
Sad Tidings from the Barony of Caerthe - Friday, May 25, 2007
Renfred Barlennan of Seth, Meridies
mka Russell Segars, d. May 16, 2007. Renfred was best known as the Hedge-Priest of Beau Fort.
Patri du Chat Gris, East
"Patri du Chat Gris, Feb. 11, 2007, liver cancer. He was Baron of Carolingia for something like twenty years, and was renowned (and Laurelled) for his research into historical dance and the accompanying music. Cariadoc's first son was (mundanely) named after him." (sent by John Elys, Ostgardr Webmaster, ostgardr.org
Sarnac Kir, Ealdormere
From Countess Jolecia of Litchfield O.L., of Ealdormere comes this request after the funeral of her good Husband and Lord, Count Sarnac Kir, KSCA.
"So many of you asked "what can I do" or "Just name it and we'll be there" so here it is...my request...no my NEED:
Some of you have heard of this already, but I ask all to take this very seriously and in Sarnac's name. It is called the "Sarnac Stretch" (first called the Sarnac Stop, but revised to Stretch). This is a request...no a demand in his name that NO ONE out there sit longer than 2 hours at a time FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. I'm serious here. The ONLY cause we can find for his death is the 5-6 + hour stints he would do at his computer every night - mostly playing World of Warcraft.
Buy a timer, set it for two hours and if it goes off, get up and go for a walk around your house immediately. If you are driving (I know we have all have gone on the major road trips and "just want to get there, don't want to stop") ...well stop, get out and stretch, run around your car a few times. This counts for everyone in the car, it doesn't count unless everyone gets out. If you are on an airplane, walk the aisle.
Take 5 minutes to save your life. Sarnac lay in the hospital and had done alot of thinking about his life and how he was spending it, had he come home WoW would have gone out the window in a split second. He felt it was the cause and was so full of regret about the possible prevention, it was hard to calm him down when he spoke of it.
Get your guilds to do it, get your squires to do it, get your Knight to do it, get your kids to do it. I don't care who they are, get them up and moving every two hours and think of my honey baby when you do it. He was a big, strong, active man, taken down by his own body.
...and if anyone riding or playing online with you tries to tell you "we don't need to stop" you look them straight in the eye and say "no, and Joleicia didn't NEED to be a widow". It sounds harsh, but if that's what it takes to get this cause moving, I'll use it. Sarnac always feared those not on my side when I got my mind set on something, so please don't be there.
Think of it as your tribute to him. It costs you nothing but a little time and effort.
Tristen Von Halstern, East
Sir Tristen Von Halstern, died on Thursday, October 11. [John McLoughlin. Sir Tristen was former Baron Bakhail (Philadelphia, Pa area)]
Ragnar the Wolf, East
We were informed yesterday afternoon that Ragnar the Wolf, a denizen of the Royal Forest of Rusted Woodlands in the East Kingdom has crossed over the Bridge to Valhalla. He may not have gone over the bridge with his sword in hand, but he surely went in battle, one of the toughest battles that can be fought in these modern times. He was well loved for his generous heart, his willing hands and mind and his gentle soul. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him, those in the Forest, in Clan Campbell, in the East Kingdom and throughout the archery community of the SCA. Fare thee well, old friend.
Ragnar lost his battle with pneumonia, contracted last month as a complication of Esophegeal Cancer. The cancer was discovered on 20 July 2006.
In lieu of flowers, donations in the name of John J. Anderson may be made to a Cancer Research organization of your choice.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00AM on Thursday, September 7 at
Saint Joseph of the Palisades
Due to the fact that Ragnar's birth date was September 6, the funeral was postponed to the 7th., at his father's request - he did not feel his son should be laid to rest on his birthday. He would have turned 53 years of age.
The family is aware of many of the expressions of sympathy that have been posted on the Internet from Ragnar's many friends, and they want all to know that the thoughts are appreciated, and they are honored that their son had so many wonderful friends.
Fare thee well, old friend, and save some mead for the rest of us - whenever we may join you.
Tarn Travis the Arborescent, Meridies
Ian Mactawisch, Northshield
It is with a very heavy heart that I post this message for Roxanne. Ian Mactawisch (MKA Howard Hannan) passed away sometime during the night or early this morning. He will be greatly missed and may his rest be peaceful with the sweet sound of bagpipes.
Siobhán ní hEodhusa,West
Mistress Siobhán ní hEodhusa, OL, died May 16, 2006 in a motorcycle accident (Leighann Husey)
Muirenn ingen Thigernain, Twin Moons, Atenveldt
Lady Muirenn ingen Thigernain passed from this life on February 15, 2006 after a long illness. While Lady Muirenn's talents and achievements could not help but enrich our Society, her Greatest Gift was the Grace, Joy and Vitality with which she lived her life. May we all take Joy in the Memories she provided us, for she will be sorely missed.
Geoffrey fitz Odo, Æthelmearc
Meyer von Koch, Meridies Before There Was a Meridies.
"On November 22, 2005 Irv Koch (aka Meyer von Koch) one of the early members of the SCA in what would become Meridies passed away at his home in Atlanta, GA. He was active at various times in the Barony of the South Downs, the Barony of Thor's Mountain and the Shire of Vulpine Reach. Irv was a unique person whose actions and energy helped fuel the success of both the SCA and SF Fandom in the South. He deserves an honoured place in our memory."
Johan von Traubenberg, Debatable Lands, East
Master Master Johan von Traubenberg, (mka John E. Kasper) passed away on October 24, 2005 in Pittsburgh PA, from complications following a fall at a work site.
Johan joined the SCA in Carolingia, was a founding member of the Barony of Stonemarche, and lived for a number of years in the Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands.
Athelstan of Bainbridge, Caerthe, Outlands
Jehanne de May, Thor's Mountain, Meridies
Mistress Jeanne de May (Amy R. Huber) died at home on the morning of September 26, 2005. A photo and obituary are here.
Francois DuVant, Gleann Abhann/Meridies
Radu and Broinnfinn, Lord and Lady Heir of Gleann Abhann, have sadly announced that Count Francois DuVant, KSCA and OP, has passed away today. (the 8th (?) of June, 2005)
Their Highnesses wrote:
It is with a very heavy heart that we hear of the passing of Premier Knight of Meridies and Companion of the Pelican, Count Francois DuVant, early this morning.
Bren Malokai, Caerthe, Outlands
Jeff Slaten passed away unexpectedly May 7, 2005. Survived by Kaye, his wife of 27 years, and his son John. From The Denver Rocky Mountain News:"He was only 51, too young to have left so soon." (e-mail from Kate Holford, from Judith; Judith's words, I think)
Bren started in al-Barran in the early 1970's and moved to Caerthe. He was vicar of Caerthe once, a respected knight, and a Walker of the Way.
Lee Fribrand, Meridies
Sir Lee Fribrand (mka Bill Lee) passed from this life, April 11, 2005. "If there was one reason to have the Order of the Chivalry in the SCA, Lee was that reason." —John the Bearkiller
Abarais de Yargil, Meridies
Parthalon mac Abba, Caerthe, Outlands
Caerthe/Hawk's Hollow Archer, Highland Games champion...
Roland posted on the Outlands list, Wednesday, March 30, 2005.
Malcolm MacPhee, Arenal, Meridies
Jed Silverstar, Trimaris
Master Jed Silverstar, mka Jed O'Connor, passed away in his home yesterday, of natural causes. He is survived by his sister Kim.
Master Jed was one of the founding members of the bardic tradition in Trimaris, and it could be argued its brightest star. His album, "Silversongs", was the first published record album in the Society, and those who have it guard their vinyl jealously - its songs of beauty and the Arthurian legend are classics, and a standard to which all SCA bards must measure their work. This is a great loss for the Society, and for those who never had the pleasure of hearing him perform, a greater loss still.
Arrangements have yet to be finalized, but a service is anticipated in Tallahassee.
Gyrth Oldcastle , Atlantia
Fri, Nov 12, 2004
"Today, Duke Gyrth Oldcastle, patriarch of the Oldcastle Clan and pinnacle of nobility in our Society, passed away." ...I remain, Ever in Service, Caroline Forbes of Oxfordshire
From Duke Finnvarr:Informal report of the funeral, by instant message to AElflaed from Branwynn Ottersby, of that household:
There was a huge High Mass -- very fitting... No SCA side of it; Michael did not want to freak his family, although we did see to it that there was a link from the Oldcastle knight's chain in his suit pocket and his white belt down by his legs where no one could see. There were hundreds of people for the funeral.(Gyrth's real name was Gerald O'Leary and he went by Gerry.)
Ulric Grimmheld, Midrealm
Dear friends of Ulric,
As of 7:38AM Ohio time on Saturday August 21, he was pronounced non-responsive. Earl D. Jones is dead.
House Erschlagenhalle is supposed to have a candlelight vigil set up for next Pennsic war in his honor. Also, a moment of silence will be held before the Bridge Battle.
MacCon Maconnail, Outlands
Wherever you are now MacCon, I sincerely hope your pain is no more. Please know that your friends miss you. My wish for you is that as you shoot archery in that great beyond that your arm will never tire and your arrows will always find gold. Remember those of us you left behind and save us a place on your line. For one day, we will join you and we will all shoot together once more. Rest in peace my friend...my brother. Already, you are sorely missed.
In mournful service,
Dorriean inghean Alasdair, Meridies
Random deLay, al-Barran, Outlands
It is with much sadness that I must let you know that THL Random de Lay mka Robert Baca passed away this last weekend. He was a member of the Barony of al-Barran, in the household of Clan Ivarsson, Warlord of the Outlands, a beautiful artisan in the ways of calligraphy and illumination, a leader in men's middle-eastern dance and beloved brother of Count Cameron Blackswan.
The family wishes it to be known that all are welcome to attend a Rosary and Mass that will be held later this week.
Rosary April 29 7 PM
Both will be held at St. Jude's in Rio Rancho.
For more information please contact: Lady Alethia (Spirit Godkin)...
Aonghais Dubh MacTarbh (lived in several kingdoms)
Paul Michael Serio died in prison in Florida on February 21, 2004, of a heart attack. Duke Aonghais was knighted and stripped of his knighthood twice, and knighted a third time. The website of his home barony says he "... was convicted of murder after another man had spent several years in prison for the crime; the story is told in the book The Wrong Man: A True Story." His former wife has informed me that the book cited is not factual. While in prison, Paul Serio spent several years teaching history to GED candidates.
Richard the Strange, Atenveldt
Also known as Master Richard of Arkham, a musician above all, but a seneschal and organizer as well, Master Richard died in an automobile accident on November 7, 2003. There are details here. (Richard Felix was his real name, and he went by Rick.)
Petroushka of Bohemia, Atenveldt
From the Family of Mistress Petroushka of Bohemia a dear and wonderful Lady who had many friends in the Outlands:
Darlene Rutherford-Wilson, known as Mistress Petroushka of Bohemia, Premier Pelican, GofA, LofA of the Kingdom of Atenveldt, died Monday afternoon (10/13/03) after a long battle with cancer.
The funeral will be this Sunday afternoon, October 19, 2003. The Viewing will be from 12 to 1 p.m., funeral service from 1-2 p.m., and afterwards there will be a graveside service, Druid, conducted by Kenneth Hall. The services will be at Greenwood Memory Mortuary and Cemetery, 719 N. 27th Avenue in Phoenix, AZ. (1/4 mile north of Van Buren on the east side.)
Freya Magnusdottir, Outlands
Lady Freya Magnusdottir (Margo Strid) died in her sleep this week (I believe on Thursday). Freya lived in Caer Mithin Halle (Carlsbad) for many years but was living in Farmington with her long time husband Mike (Fulk Fulkerson) in recent years. She was often seen at Outlandish and other events having fun and still shopping in her wheelchair. She did not attend this year. I will drink a toast and remember her as a wild Amazon woman!
—Rosamond de Preston
Carlwyn Ordragoun of Canterbury, South Downs, Meridies
Master Carlwyn George Ordragoun of Canterbury, mka Charles Burgess, d. April 2, 2003. . This former Beacon Herald of Meridies was a Court fixture for more than a decade, and a gentle soul. photo
Talanque, Calafia, Caid
Talanque, Baron Calafia, served as baron for twenty-two years. Dean Hallford passed away January 17, 2003. photo and more information
Thomas the Wordsmith of Castle Leviathan, Meridies
Master Thomas the Wordsmith of Castle Leviathan (mka Thomas E. Fuller) passed from this life on November 21, 2002. A former Kingdom Seneschal of Meridies, the premier Poet Laureate of the Realm, genuine Force of Nature, Guest Conductor at the Lake Lanier Medieval Festival one year, and gifted painter of word-pictures, Thomas was a pillar upon which Meridies originally stood, and spoke with the voice of Deities when he would intone: "I am the Wordsmith. Hear me. Hear my voice. Hear now........"
Kyriel of Windhover Cliff, Caerthe, Outlands
I had to express last night's experience in words. I don't know if all of you have been aware of Kyriel's condition. We all have been visiting her as often as possible over the past two weeks, but her sudden decline came as a surprise. She just seemed to realize that her work was through, and there was no need to linger. There will be a wake sometime in the future for all her friends, mundane as well as SCA.
In service to the dream,
A Final Farewell to Mistress Kyriel
Breanneath of Loch Thiroram, Outlands
(March 16th?17th?, 2002)
Brynneth from the southern Outlands passed away this weekend in a motor vehicle accident.
To the Populace of the Outlands, sad tidings from your King and Queen.Conchobhor has just spoken to Duncan this evening (3/19) and he said the funeral is this Friday at 10am at the Mountain View Cemetery, East of Deming. Anyone who wishes to wear garb is welcome. You will be in good company. Bryneth will be laid to rest in his.
Roane Faerggae of Lochlann, Namron, Ansteorra
"This morning, 13 November 2001, my Lady Wife and companion of twenty-four years, Mary Stuart Morrison, known to us in the Society as Roane Faerggae of Lochlann, Companion of the Ancient and Honorable Order of the Laurel and member of the Society since 1977, passed from this life into the next and, God willing, happier one." — Mike Andrews/Michael Fenwick
Aldwin Longwalker, Atlantia (formerly of Artemisia, formerly of West)
Richard Myrick / Master Aldwin Longwalker, OP, (AoA, Leaf of Merit, QOoG, Diamond Willow, Ivory Quatrefoil (priciple), (West); Pelican, GoA, Light of Atenveldt, Queens Cypher (Atenveldt); Feather of Artemisia, Pillar of Artemisia (Artemisia) died last night very quickly of a massive heart attack.
Aldwin had been at the local Elvegast (Raleigh NC) weekly Thursday night meeting and was quite happily conversing about things with friends. After the meeting they all walked about a third of a mile to Darryl's Restaurant at 1906 Hillsborough St. for dinner after the meeting. It has long been a tradition here for some of the meeting attendees to go to dinner afterwards. The local meeting ended about 8:30 pm est, and Aldwin apparently died at about 9 pm. September 13, 2001
Aldwin made it into the entryway, reportedly said "I don't feel so well" and collapsed or lay down in the entrance. He probably went unconscious almost immediately. Apparently he lasted at most two minutes. There were at least two primary care people in the restaurant who immediately tried to resuscitate him. Aldwin's protegee and some of his many friends were with him at the restaurant when he died. Someone ran to a local fire station on the next street and he was immediately carried to Rex Hospital about four miles away. I'm told that as many as five e.m.t.s tried to revive him on the way to the hospital. A number of the SCA were there at the hospital when his parents later came and told them that Aldwin was dead.
Aldwin has lived with his parents again since he came to this area. I last saw him a week or two ago at a local event. Aldwin had romantic interest and was quite popular among the local SCA. He'd made many friends here in the last two or three years since he's been here. I'm told he had a good time at the last Pennsic. He was always cheerful and helpful.
Those who did know him are greatly saddened. One said:
"My heart is so heavy with sorrow. This morning I heard of the world's newest loss, that of a good man I never got to know well enough. I shall miss Aldwin Longwalker, who never lacked a tale to tell and who seemed to be friends with everyone. He is now part of the spirit that moves through all things. I bet he's already learning names."That is as good a tribute as I think I could give knowing him less well.
Master Magnus Malleus, OL, Windmasters' Hill, Atlantia, GDH
Fri Sep 14, 2001
Bela of Eastmarch, West
Sir Bela was a Court Baron of the Kingdom of the West, one of the founders, and a very eminent Bard. His device was "azure, a saltire argent, in chief a sun inglory". His wife is Lady Karina of the Far West.
Sir Bela of Eastmarch, better known to the public as author Poul Anderson, passed away last night/early this morning. He was battling a form of prostate cancer. Here is a note from his wife Karen and his daughter Astrid:"We brought Poul home from Alta Bates for terminal hospice care.Now, my words. He was a wonderful author, and many of his novels I read in my youth. They were part of what set me on the path in search of honor and chivalry, and striving to be exceptional without losing one's humanity. It was only after I had been in the SCA a few years that I heard Poul was in it too. This may explain why the SCA was such a good fit for me, as he had already exposed me to some of the concepts. I hope to only leave one percent of the legacy he has left, and will spend a lifetime striving to achieve even that much.
Mairin ferch Howell, Namron, Ansteorra
It is my sad duty to announce the passing of one of our own. Baroness Mairin ferch Howell of Namron passed in her sleep to the summer country. She had been battling cancer for quite some time and her passing was peaceful. For those of you who wish the family has requested donations to the Firehouse Art Center in Norman, Ok.
There will be a viewing at Havenbrook Funeral Home Wed. evening from 5-8 pm. We will be gathering to celebrate her birthday in June as was her wish. This will take the place of a memorial service or funeral at her request. The details will be announced as they become available.
Remembering a beautiful and gracious lady,
Last night, our dear Baroness Mairin ferch Howell passed away in her sleep. She is a sweet spirit who will be dearly missed here in Namron and throughout all Ansteorra.
Alexis Krakkensangre, Bryn Madoc, Meridies
Vivianne, of Nahrun Kabirun, Outlands
Tue Dec 5, 2000:
Lenore de Troyes, Calontir
Countess Lenore de Troyes, former Queen of Calontir, beloved wife of Graf Sir Luther Ambossfaust, died in a car accident on the way home from Lilies War Sunday.
Graf Luther suffered various injuries, including a broken hand, but is otherwise physically okay.
Funeral and memorial arrangements have yet to be made, but will be posted as we know more; most likely sometime Monday night.
Countess Lenore, talented herbalist, artist, wonderfully mischievious monkey and cherished sister will be profoundly missed by many across the Known Worlde. She exemplified the dignity of the Crown, the spirit of Sovereignty, the life of Creativity and the soul of the Living Dream.
Words shall never paint the Beauty we have lost.
Syr Deotrich Hiltipard
Iannon the Contentious, Drygestan, Outlands
Sun May 21, 2000:
Fatima al Mendizayya, Thorngill, Meridies
Lady Fatima al Mendizayya, mka Deborah Kaylor, died of stroke-related causes on November 24, 1999. Meridies. Wife to Rami ibn Assad, a loving mother and wife, and one of the early anchors of the Shire of Thorngill.
Cormac MacCumail, Barony of Forgotten Sea, Calontir
Kenneth Underhwealf, Caer Mithin Halle, Outlands
Lady Prydwen wrote:
Kenneth left us on 06/12/1999, three days after our thirty-third anniversary and two weeks after GOT (Grand Outlandish Tournament). He was Minister of the Lists for the Outlands on two separate occasions and traveled widely for his duties. I remember well "The Four Seasons Crown." He used the "Underhwealf" always and used to give his lineage as "Kenneth, son of Hamlet, son of Hagar (yes, from the comic strip!)"
Celtar O'Conal, mka Joel Thomason, d. September 23, 1989. Meridies
"I remember Lord Celtar. He was one of the Iron Mountain folk who helped us out when we were getting Misty Mere off the ground. He was the consulting Herald when I submitted my device, and was Seneschal of Iron Mountain around the same time I lived there." Kevin
Riccardo di Pisa, Bryn Gwlad, Ansteorra
Riccardo di Pisa, Knight of the Society and of the Sable Garland, Lion of Ansteorra, passed on 12 March 1998. Riccardo, in whose honor a street at the Gulf Wars site is named, was the quintessential warrior and Lion. His simple cry of "War!" was as eloquent as any martial plea ever uttered, and inspired countless soldiers of the Black Star to march to far-flung battles for the glory of Ansteorra.
Years after his passing, when the Sword of State of Ansteorra was stolen by base cowards who knew not what sacrilege they committed, a mighty broadsword forged by Riccardo himself was adopted as the symbol of Royal authority in his beloved Kingdom. A commemoration of that event by the squire to whom Riccardo left this sword may be seen here.
James Alagarto of Duckford, Shadowskeep, Outlands
Once known as Mad James, Jimbo Gill died of natural causes 10/31/97 in Española, once known as Shadowskeep, of which he was one of the founding members. First husband of AElflaed of Duckford.
Julia of the Forest, known as the Childless, Anlieplic Dun/Lonely Mountain, Outlands
Julia of the Forest, a Mistress of the Laurel, mother of Master Baldwin of Erebor and Mistress Keridwen of Montrose (plus two other children, and foster mother informally of a great many more), died May 2, 1997 of mysterious brain problems possibly caused by living where she did in Los Alamos. She was beloved of many and was long one of the best parts of Lonely Mountain Defender, creating feasts of dragontail and Dun pudding. (Alison Foster)
William the Hermit, Lonely Mountain, Outlands
Lord William the Hermit died February 1, 1997 (Bill Sweetland)
Ragnar Ulfgarsson, Bjornsborg, Ansteorra
Ragnar Ulfgarsson, Master of the Laurel, Baron of the Court, Lion of Ansteorra, passed on 1 January, 1997. He was perhaps the finest Skald ever to walk the fertile soils of the Black Star. He was known and loved by all, and his compassion and influence in the Bardic community extended far beyond the borders of his native Ansteorra. His fame will last for as long as there remain souls shaped by his wit and good humor. Photo and links
Kane O'Shannon and Muirgen of Caer Dubh, Atlantia
Died October 20, 1996, returning from an event in South Carolina.
Raylene of the Whispering Woods , Tir Ysgithr, Atenveldt
"Raylene of the Whispering Woods (mka Marsha Bennett) of Tir Ysgithr died of natural causes on February 23, 1996. She had a congenital defect in her heart that finally took her away from her families at the age of 45. Rest in Peace Love." —Edric the Unsteady (Gene Bennett)
Aileen Bardon, Outlands
Caitlin Anna ni Sheanain, Namron, Ansteorra
Caitlin Anna ni Sheanain, Mistress of the Laurel, Baroness of Namron, passed on 15 September, 1995. She was beloved of her Barony and the Kingdom of Anteorra. Songs, poems, and stories were devoted to her memory, one of which may be read here.
Johannes the Black of the Athanor, Meridies
Now remember we Master Johannes the Black of the Athanor (mka Brad Gurganus) take up from this mortal world on August 6, 1995. photo, and memorial by Rhiannon of the Isle
William de Vallier, Caer Mithin Halle, Outlands
Artan's squire, a Baron of the Court of the Outlands (by Leif and Elisheva) and a Stag's Blood, William died in the hospital in late July 1994. (Stephen Carroll)
Ishiyama Namban Tadashi, al-Barran, Outlands Sir Tadashi was both a Lion of Atenveldt and a Walker of the Way of the Outlands, as well as a Baron of the Court of Atenveldt. Fred Tart collapsed in the dressing room after a Japanese sword demonstration on Saturday, April 2, 1994, at Manzano High School, in the presence of several senior members of his dojo (Sandia Budokan). I believe he died of a heart attack. awards and device
Evan Mawr, Hawk's Hollow (Caerthe, Outlands)
Robin of Neath, Meridies
Knikolos Major of Salem-by-the-Sea, South Downs, Meridies (once of the Principality of Trimaris)
Master Knikolos Major (Miles King) passed away on February 13th, 1992, in the costume shop where he worked as the manager. He was a Master of the Pelican, former principality herald, former kingdom chronicler, and a reader of ThinkWell. He was the husband and partner-in-the-arts of Mistress Christianna MacGrain.
Richard of Bryn Madoc, Meridies
Ric Crawford, d. October 1, 1990. Taken from us too soon by AIDS; his name lives on in a clinic in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
Nicholas le Noir, Artemisia, formerly of Outlands, and long of Atenveldt
Viscount Nick le Noir (Nick Oller) committed suicide Monday of the week that ended with June 23, 1989 (Monday, June 18th?), in Salt Lake City. Nick le Noir was a knight, and once Prince of the Sun.
Hragobir the Lugubrious, Barony of Forgotten Sea, Calontir
Lord Hragobir the Lugubrious, m.k.a. Alvin Hacker, was killed in an accident on January 21, 1989, one month after receiving his Award of Arms.
Adriana Holloway, Atenveldt (Artemisia)
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