The Howard Center for Human Services Employee Achievements

first_imgSandra Steingard, M.D., Medical Director of The Howard Center for HumanServices, was selected by her peers to be included in Best Doctors in America®2003-2004. Dr. Steingard has specific responsibilities for Howard’s adultdivision serving individuals with mental illness and substance abuse problems.Dr. Steingard was trained at Harvard and Tufts Universities. She is currentlyClinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UVM College of Medicine andMedical Advisor to NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) – VT.The Best Doctors in America database represents the top 5% ofdoctors in over 400 subspecialties of medicine. The database has beenfeatured on CBS “60 Minutes,” and NBC “The Today Show,” as well as inmajor national print media as an important resource to thousands of patients.Paul Landerl, Coordinator of The Howard Center’s Community SupportProgram, was named 2003 “Provider of the Year” by NAMI (NationalAlliance for the Mentally Ill) – Vermont, at their 20th annual meeting. Landerlis responsible for coordinating case management and social rehabilitationservices for individuals with major mental illnesses.Two Howard Center employees, Mike Palombo, Clinical Supervisor of AdultOutpatient services within the Adult Behavioral Health Services division,and Linda Clark, Director of Intensive Family Based Services within theBaird division, were honored by the Vermont Association for Mental Health.They were inducted into the Association’s “20 Year Club,” initiated at itsannual meeting in December 2003.last_img read more

Seeking Wisdom from Grandfather

first_imgPhoto: Ashley WoodringAn exceptionally rugged mountain, Grandfather is home to some of the most biologically diverse wilderness in the Southeast. Its abundance of exposed crags, towering altitude, dense vegetation, and cool damp climate create a patchwork of distinct biospheres. Explorers named the mountain “Grandfather” after the old man’s face they saw in the cliffs.After inheriting the mountain from his grandfather in 1952, Hugh Morton built the Mile High Bridge, completed the first road, and opened the Grandfather Mountain Attraction, laying the foundation for what would ultimately help protect the rare and diverse plant and animal life that Grandfather Mountain supports and nurtures. When Morton died, his family created the Stewardship Foundation and sold the backcountry to the state. Today, you can access 2,700 acres of wilderness through the  newly formed state park, or drive to the peak and walk the Mile High Swinging Bridge, which is still privately owned.Here are three ways to fall in love with Grandfather Mountain:Walk the mile high swinging bridgeA National Scenic Area at Grandfather Mountain?Drive your car up Grandfather Mountain to walk the highest suspension footbridge in America.  The Mile High Bridge connects two rocky summits at a mile above sea level. Originally wooden, it was replaced with a steel bridge in 1999.“Crossing the bridge gives you that feeling of being on top of the world,” says Landis Wofford, director of communications for the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation. “Once you cross over to Linville Peak, you can look down, and on a clear day see the skyline of Charlotte, about 80 miles away as the crow flies.”Feel the rush of the strong winds that have permanently wind-dwarfed the spruce and fir trees at the summit.  The sonic anemometer on the bridge has recorded gusts as high as 114.7 mph, one of the highest speeds ever recorded in North Carolina. Bring your own food or order to go at Mildred’s Grill, and set up a picnic at any of the 100 picnic tables throughout the mountain. Meander down nature trails or navigate craggy terrain with the help of cables and ladders. Entrance to the foundation-owned part of the mountain, which includes the mile-high swinging bridge, costs $18 for adults, $8 for children. Entrance to the adjacent state park is free.Hike the profile trail and campPark your car at the Profile Trailhead, off of NC 105, where you’ll self-register from the permit box.  The Profile Trail is just under 3 miles, but the rare and diverse plant and animal life you’ll experience as you snake up the mountain will transport you to other worlds. You’ll cross the Watauga River, weave through rhododendron thickets and lush ferns, and under a dense hardwood canopy. As you wind up the Profile Trail, you’ll move through several of the Grandfather’s 16 distinct natural communities, glimpsing many of the park’s 72 known species of rare and endangered plants and animals.“In the springtime, the wildflowers are phenomenal,” says Sue McBean, Grandfather Mountain State Park Superintendent. “Early in the season, watch for several species of violets that bloom one after another.” As spring unfolds, look for the exquisite Pink Lady Slipper and Painted Trillium dotting the trail.  Set up camp at the site two miles up the Profile Trail, and settle into the peace that only the backcountry can offer.If you’re up for a strenuous climb, continue up the steep, rocky segment to the Grandfather Trail, where you’ll be rewarded with sweeping views as you walk along the ridge line. The park has a total of 13 campsites, all of which are first come, first serve.Road cycle the Linn Cove ViaductAt 4,100 feet above sea level, the Linn Cove Viaduct skirts the edges of Grandfather Mountain, offering bird’s-eye views of the Blue Ridge. In order to protect the delicate balance of the ecological communities of Grandfather Mountain, engineers worked with the National Park Service to design what has been called the most complicated concrete bridge ever built. This quarter mile, serpentine bridge was the last piece of the Parkway to be completed. Shaw Brown, one of the owners of Boone Bikes, recommends treating yourself to the magnificent views with your road bike.Start by parking at the Julian Price Memorial Park, a few miles north of the Viaduct. Head south on the Parkway to climb up Grandfather, roll over the viaduct, and a mile or two south of it, intersect with 221, where you’ll head north, backtracking toward Price Park. Continue on 221 until you intersect with Holloway Mountain Road. This will bring you back to the Parkway, where you’ll continue north to get back to Julian Price Park.“Considering the short length of the ride,” says Brown, “it’s one of the most scenic routes in the area. You’ve got these great long-range views from up there.” Brown recommends checking the weather and making sure you have the right gear before heading up, since it can be at least 10 degrees cooler at those elevations.last_img read more

Latimer remembered as a teacher, mentor, friend

first_img Latimer remembered as a teacher, mentor, friend Car accident claims the life of Broward board member Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Henry Latimer never had to ask for quiet when he spoke at a Bar Board of Governors meeting. Nor did he have to raise his voice.It was obvious that when the bearded Latimer was recognized during a board debate — and as he rose, stepped behind his chair, and then, placing his hands on its back, leaned forward — his opinions commanded respect.He had served on or chaired most of the top board committees, and was picked for special committees that addressed the toughest of topics. He was urged to run as the Bar’s first African American presidential candidate.So it was a somber board that gathered on January 28 and paused to remember the man whom his friends knew simply as “Lat,” who died four days earlier in a single car accident. Latimer was 67.Bar President Kelly Overstreet Johnson announced she was appointing a three-member committee of President-elect designate Hank Coxe, public board member Dr. Solomon Badger, and board member Ervin Gonzalez to work with other legal groups and establish a fitting memorial to Latimer’s legacy as a lawyer and judge.“I had the privilege of knowing Henry Latimer for well over 20 years,” said fellow 17th Circuit board member Jesse Diner. “He was an uncommon man from very, very humble beginnings.”He noted that Latimer went to law school later in life because first he served in the Marines to get the money needed for college and law school. He was also a teacher and federal employee before getting his law degree.“He was a judge in Broward County and always got the highest ratings in the judicial poll,” Diner said. After several years, he returned to private practice where he managed one large firm and became a senior partner in another, as well as becoming president of the Broward County Bar Association.“He would have run for president of The Florida Bar next year and undoubtably would have been elected,” Diner said, “for no other reason than he deserved it.”Board member Frank Angones noted that at the Minority Bar Summit at the recent Midyear Meeting, he predicted the Bar would have a black president within two years. That prompted a spontaneous chant of “Henry, Henry, Henry.. . ” by the participants.H.T. Smith, who first met Latimer when they were part of the first class of black law students at the University of Miami in 1970, said he saw Lat the week before he died and told him how excited he was at the prospect of him running for Bar president and what a tremendous statement it would be and how it would make more black lawyers feel better about actively participating in the Bar. But all Latimer wanted to do was talk about how he could help others, Smith said.“First-class lawyer, first-class human being — it’s hard to find both in one individual,” Smith said. “A lot of lawyers have told me that if we wanted to send a representative to another planet to say this is what lawyers are like on Earth, then we should send Lat. Mature, wise, considerate, well-prepared, brilliant, humble, just a first class-lawyer. . . you could not help but respect him.”Bar Executive Director John F. Harkness, Jr., said he has worked with many members of the Board of Governors over the years and watched as they debated, argued, and finally came to agreement on issues — and while Latimer did not speak often or at great length, when he spoke everyone listened.“It is a tribute to a person when 51 other people will stop and listen,” Harkness said. “Lat was to the point, told it like it was, logically stated his position, and you knew it was with conviction and from his heart as well as his mind.“Most people can be replaced but there are some who cannot,” Harkness added. “You would be hard-pressed to find anyone who could duplicate the caring, common sense, good nature, knowledge of the law and people, and the willingness to share that Lat possessed.”Fellow 17th Circuit board member Frank Walker placed into the Bar record a South Florida Sun Sentinel editorial praising Latimer and his life. “A product of the housing projects in Jacksonville, Latimer didn’t let conventional wisdom or long-held obstacles slow him down,” the editorial said in part. “As a corporate lawyer, Mr. Latimer continued to excel as an innovating and thorough attorney. He also became a mentor for many attorneys who saw him as a source of legal and political knowledge.”Board member Ervin Gonzalez said he worked with Latimer as a new lawyer after Latimer returned from the bench to private practice.“He was quite a gentleman. He always fought for his causes, but never in a way that was offensive to anyone,” Gonzalez said. “One thing he always passed on to me is you need to make a change in life by mentoring individuals one-to-one.“He said, ‘always dream, you need your dreams, but dream with your eyes open so you can see the opportunity to make your dream come true.’”President Johnson said, “I underestimated the number of people he knew and the number of people whose lives he had touched around the state.“It’s a huge void for lawyers in general and particularly minority lawyers,” Johnson said. “He was larger than life. He’s irreplaceable.”One of those Latimer touched outside the board was Second Circuit Judge Nikki Clark. She said Latimer was a mentor to her and was a constant source of encouragement and inspiration.“There is an emptiness in the hearts of all who knew Henry Latimer,” Judge Clark said. “He was as fine a lawyer as you could ever meet — respected by his colleagues, judges, courtroom adversaries, and countless people he served through the boards and committees he served on and his many pro bono activities. I am surely a better person because our paths crossed. We have lost an incredible friend and lawyer.”“He did everything for everybody with such integrity,” said Caran Rothchild, of Greenberg Traurig, who worked closely with Latimer for nearly 10 years. “He helped mold and mentor young adults and teenagers with aspirations in the legal profession. He participated in numerous legal clinics, giving free legal advice and help to the indigent.”“First and foremost, he was a person who cared about others and without fanfare helped the helpless,” Former Bar President Miles McGrane said, adding Lat “inspired us all.”According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Latimer was driving on I-595 just after 7 p.m., January 24, when he swerved to the right to avoid a large piece of plastic debris in the road, then overcorrected to the left, losing control of his Mercedes Benz and crashing into a piling underneath the I-95 flyover ramp. Latimer’s car then burst into flames. Two fellow motorists, including an off-duty Broward County firefighter, pulled Latimer from the burning wreckage and administered CPR until paramedics arrived on the scene.Latimer was taken to Broward General Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later, according to the Sun Sentinel.Latimer had served on The Florida Bar Board of Governors since 1999, and he was recently elected to serve another two-year term through June 2007 representing the 17th Judicial Circuit. His board committee service included Communications, Program Evaluation and Strategic Planning committees, and he was board liaison to the International Law Section and a member of the Judicial Independence Committee.Additionally, he was vice chair of the Bar’s Commission on Lawyer Regulation which is currently conducting a study of the process of disciplining lawyers. Last year, he was vice chair of The Florida Bar Citizens Forum, a special advisory group representing various nonlawyer constituencies in Florida. He was a former chair of the Bar’s Committee on Equal Opportunities in the Profession and frequently served as a speaker at programs promoting diversity in the profession.Latimer is survived by his wife, Mildred Latimer, and daughters Desiree Latimer and Tracie Kimreka Latimer. Memorial donations should be made to “Community Foundation of Broward, Inc., for the Henry Latmier Memorial Fund,” 1401 East Broward Blvd., Suite 100, Ft. Lauderdale 33301, (954) 761-9503. February 15, 2005 Senior Editor Regular News Mentor to many, role model to all Chief Justice Barbara Pariente With the tragic and premature death of Henry Latimer, we have lost a widely respected and dedicated lawyer and judge and a compassionate, passionate, and courageous human being. I have lost a friend of over 30 years, and I am devastated by his death. I know that so many in this state feel saddened by the loss of this great human being, who was a mentor to so many and a role model to all of us.I first met Henry over 30 years ago when I was clerking for U.S. District Judge Norman C. Roettger, Jr., and Henry was trying his first case. He later told me, “You may not recall, but you and I met when you were a bright-eyed law clerk for Judge Norman Roettger. As a young lawyer, it was my first trial. Your star qualities were evident then.” Of course, I recalled Henry Latimer; he was unforgettable and I immediately recognized Henry’s uncommon abilities and potential for greatness.Over the years, our paths continued to cross as we both served on The Florida Bar Civil Rules Committee — he as a judge and me as a lawyer. When he went back into private practice and I went on the bench, we continued to stay in touch, giving each other mutual encouragement. When I ascended to chief justice, he was there for me at my Pass the Gavel ceremony, and I have many photos taken of us at that time that I will always cherish. I was so happy that he chose to stay active in the organized Bar; I was so moved by his continuing commitment to pro bono legal services to the poor; and I was so thrilled to learn that he had made the choice to run for president of The Florida Bar. He would have been a truly great president, representing the finest that diversity can bring to our profession.In one of the last letters Henry wrote me, he told me he admired me for the courage that I had shown in battling breast cancer. He ended with the note: “You will be taken care of by a higher being.”I do not understand why he was taken from us, but I have no doubt that Henry Latimer will be taken care of by a higher being. And for all of us remaining on the Earth, his legacy must continue to inspire us to always do the right thing and to ensure justice for all. Henry, I will miss you so very much.center_img Latimer remembered as a teacher, mentor, friendlast_img read more

Credit union loses laptop with member data

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: David MorrisonThe $301 million Piedmont Advantage Credit Union notified its 46,000 members it has lost a laptop that contained member data.“On Jan. 31, 2015, we discovered that there was a credit union owned laptop that could not be located,” wrote Judy Tharp, CEO of the Winston-Salem, N.C.-based cooperative in an undated latter to members. “While incidents like this are not uncommon, it is a first occurrence for us. Piedmont Advantage has engaged law enforcement and hired a computer forensic firm to investigate the matter. The laptop included password protected authentication designed to prevent unauthorized access, and at this time to the best of our knowledge, no data on the laptop has been accessed.” continue reading »last_img read more

College matters . . . maybe

first_img 31SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Derek San Filippo Derek is a freelance writer who spends his off time either working with his rescue animals or writing children’s books. He lives in San Diego with his beautiful wife … Web: www.financialfeed.com Details If you have college-bound kids, or you’re a graduate yourself, no doubt you’ve noticed how expensive college can be. A 2016 article by Independentlisted seven of the most expensive college degrees in the world. Two programs in particular boasted costs just over $200,000 and those weren’t even for Masters or Doctorates. Those were Bachelor degree programs. Obviously, these are not the norm. The point is that it costs a lot of money to get a formal education. Is it a worthwhile endeavor, though? Let’s look at some numbers and extrapolate a little.The CostWhen talking college, there’s a fancy word called tuition. Tuition refers to the amount paid annually to an institution of higher education. According to US News,the 2019-2020 year will cost on average $10,116 for a public college, and $36,801 for a private college. Assuming you or a child of yours is going for a Bachelor’s degree, that’s a four-year commitment. Let’s do some math.Cost of a Public College Bachelor’s Degree: $10,116 x 4 = $40,464Cost of a Private College Bachelor’s Degree: $36,801 x 4 = $147,204The numbers speak for themselves. College is expensive. Now, there is such a thing as FAFSA where you can qualify for grants and loans to help pay for school. Grants are great because it’s money you never have to pay back. They just cover a part of tuition. Loans are fine to get you through the rest of the financial hurdle, but they still need to be paid off.The RealityThere’s this idea that people go to college to get a career in their field of study. People spend years mastering a very specific subject, like mechanical engineering, theatre, or economics. But do people really use these degrees? In 2018 CNBC cited a report by Strada Institute for the Future of Work and Burning Glass Technologies, which stated that 40% of college graduates take jobs that have no degree requirement. About 20 million people enroll in college every year. That’s 8 million students not using the degrees earned. The same article reports that after of decade of being out of school, 1 in 5 graduates still isn’t working a degree-specific job.The ConclusionPlan! Plan! Plan! College is a great experience, but very costly. Don’t enter it flippantly. Have goals set that you can achieve. If you’re going to spend that much money, you might as well get that job you always wanted from it.last_img read more

Branches should become financial health and wellness centers

first_imgThe ever-changing retail environment is seeing a significant shift from product-based stores to immersive, brand-building experiences.This is visible all over the world, but one of the latest and best examples can be seen at Samsung KX. This 2,150 square foot space offers guests a range of experiences, events and skill-sharing workshops curated in partnership with several community groups. Visitors can’t actually purchase products in the store, as there aren’t any registers or price tags. Instead, Samsung introduces a one-of-a-kind brand experience.The whole premise of Samsung KX centers around people’s lives, showing how technology can enrich real life activities rather than compete with them — a truly holistic approach.The reasons the big brands are revising their retail strategies are obvious. Consumers are increasingly browsing and buying online, resulting in less traffic and reduced branch sales. Faced with this reality, brands can either reduce costs, by shutting stores and concentrating on digital, or embrace change and revise the fundamental role of physical spaces. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Coronavirus ‘Great Lockdown’ to shrink global economy by 3% in 2020: IMF

first_imgUnder the Fund’s best-case scenario, the world is likely to lose a cumulative $9 trillion in output over two years – greater than the combined GDP of Germany and Japan, she added.The IMF’s forecasts assume that outbreaks of the novel coronavirus will peak in most countries during the second quarter and fade in the second half of the year, with business closures and other containment measures gradually unwound.A longer pandemic that lasts through the third quarter could cause a further 3% contraction in 2020 and a slower recovery in 2021, due to the “scarring” effects of bankruptcies and prolonged unemployment. A second outbreak in 2021 that forces more shutdowns could cause a reduction of 5 to 8 percentage points in the global gross domestic product baseline forecast for next year, keeping the world in recession for a second straight year.”It is very likely that this year the global economy will experience its worst recession since the Great Depression, surpassing that seen during the global financial crisis a decade ago,” the IMF said in its report. “The Great Lockdown, as one might call it, is projected to shrink global growth dramatically.” The new forecasts provide a somber backdrop to the IMF and World Bank spring meetings, which are being held by videoconference this week to avoid contributing to the spread of the virus. The meetings normally draw 10,000 people to a crowded two-block area of downtown Washington.IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said last week that some $8 trillion in fiscal stimulus being poured in by governments to stave off collapse was not likely to be enough. She is expected to argue this week for more debt relief for the poorest countries.Advanced economies hit hard The global economy contracted 0.7% in 2009 – previously the worst downturn since the 1930s – according to IMF data. In January, before the extent of the coronavirus outbreak both inside and outside China was known, the IMF had predicted that the global economy would grow 3.3% in 2020 as US.-China trade tensions were starting to ease, with 3.4% growth seen for 2021.Advanced economies now suffering the worst outbreaks of the virus will bear the brunt of the plunge in activity. The US. economy will contract 5.9% in 2020, with a rebound to 4.7% growth in 2021 under the Fund’s best-case scenario.Euro zone economies will contract by 7.5% in 2020, with hard-hit Italy seeing its GDP fall 9.1% and contractions of 8.0% in Spain, 7.0% in Germany and 7.2% in France, the Fund said. It predicted euro-area economies as a whole would match US. growth of 4.7% in 2021.China, where the coronavirus outbreak peaked in the first quarter and business activity is resuming with the help of large fiscal and monetary stimulus, will maintain positive growth of 1.2% in 2020, a reduction from 6% growth in the IMF’s January forecast. China’s economy is forecast to grow 9.2% in 2021, the IMF said.India’s 2020 fiscal-year growth also is expected to stay in positive territory, but Latin American economies, which are still experiencing growing coronavirus outbreaks, will see a contraction of 5.2%.The Fund called for central bank liquidity swap lines to be extended to more emerging market countries, which face a double problem of locked-down activity and tightening financial conditions caused by a massive outflow of funds to save-haven assets such as US. Treasuries.It said some countries may need to turn to temporary limits on capital outflows. The global economy is expected to shrink by 3.0% during 2020 in a stunning coronavirus-driven collapse of activity that will mark the steepest downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.The IMF, in its 2020 World Economic Outlook, predicted a partial rebound in 2021, with the world economy growing at a 5.8% rate, but said its forecasts were marked by “extreme uncertainty” and that outcomes could be far worse, depending on the course of the pandemic.”This recovery in 2021 is only partial as the level of economic activity is projected to remain below the level we had projected for 2021, before the virus hit,” IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath said in a statement.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Eight witnesses testify in day one of trial into the death of Julien Junior Joseph

first_imgCourt gavel. Image via:lazytechguys.comThe trial into the death of Julien Junior Joseph of Vieille Case commenced on Monday after a jury of nine jurors had been impaneled and eight witnesses testifying on behalf of the state.On the 5th of February, 2011 Junior Julien Joseph was stabbed in Calibishie by Gavin George of Calibishie and he subsequently died. Gavin George has been remanded at the Stockfarm State’s Prison since he admitted to stabbing the deceased after the incident occurred.At the last sitting of the High Court on the 14th of November, 2011 the trial was adjourned as one member of the jury pool communicated to the Court that the juror as a result of some impediment would not be able to attend Court’s sittings. Based on the fact that in British law no alternate jurors are selected during the process of selecting a jury, the entire jury was dismissed and the jury pool summoned to return to Court today.At this morning’s sitting, a new nine (9) member jury was selected with five (5) females and four (4) males including a foreman.Justice Bernie Stephenson-Brooks in delivering the jury homily, warned members of the jury that they should not visit the scene of the accident, they should not discuss the trial with anyone, they should not listen to or read any media reports of the incident, they should inform the Court immediately if anyone threatens or sends them a message pertinent to the trial.The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mr Gene Pestaina also added to the jury homily by offering them a few tips when assessing a witness’ demeanor as well as discrepancies and or differences in witnesses’ evidence.Mr Pestaina on behalf of the State called eight witnesses to testify including an uncle of the accused Gavin George; an immigration officer Constable Javeed Prince, Magistrate Michael Bruney, Anthony Andrew a farmer of Calibishie, a seamstress and cater of Marigot Ms Cooksie James, farmer Jackson George of Calibishie, Yolanda “Binky” George a hairdresser of Calibishie, Sergeant Romain Riviere and a landscaper of Calibishie Clement George the uncle of the Gavin George.Most of the witnesses who have testified so far described the accused as a quiet person, one witness however said that the accused was “fighting for his right” when she told the Court that she had separated the accused and the deceased during an argument on the night of 5th February, 2011.Day two (2) of the trail will resume tomorrow morning at nine (9) am.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Eight witnesses testify in day one of trial into the death of Julien Junior Joseph by: – November 21, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img 25 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Robert E. Harves

first_imgRobert E. Harves 92, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Monday June 3, 2019.He was born January 1, 1927 in Aurora, IN, son of the late Edward and Anna (Longcamp) Harves.He worked as a Construction Worker for R. Bennet Construction, retiring after over 20 years of service.Bob was a 50 year Mason with the Aurora Masonic Lodge #51. He was a 1945 Aurora High School Graduate, a member of the Antique Farm Club, Hillforest Historical Foundation and the Fine Art Foundation.Bob never met a stranger, and would talk to anyone and everyone. Cattle farming was his hobby along with wood working and refinishing furniture. Bob even helped build 2 of the children’s houses which they are currently living in. He was an avid sports fan, he especially loved basketball and Nascar. He enjoyed vacations, gardening and working on cars. Bob was also an animal lover, particularly cats and dogs. Christmas was Bob’s favorite time of the year, he loved spending time with his friends and family and he will be greatly missed.Robert is survived by his loving spouse of almost 65 years Natalie Harves (Osborne), children, Ann (Ron) Bildner of Ponchatoula, LA, Sue (Gregg) Cutter of Aurora, IN, Ric (Tracy) Harves of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, Brandy Bildner, Leigh Ann (Jose) Gonzalez, Brad Cutter, Brooke (Justin) Ricketts, Linsey (Joe) Abplanalp, Adam Harves, Nicholas Harves; great-grandchildren, Taylor Bildner, Gabriella Gonzalez, and baby Ricketts due in December.He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Edwin and Leona Harves.Friends will be received Thursday, June 6, 2019, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana. Masonic services will be held Thursday evening.A Celebration of Life will be held at Mt. Sinai United Methodist Church at 9813 Mt. Sinai Rd., Aurora, Indiana on Friday June 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm with Pastor LaJo Dunbar and Pastor Robert Northcutt officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Dearborn County Farm Club or the Switzerland County EMS. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more