In Memoriam

Sam Weber


Pompton Lakes – Samuel B. Weber of Pompton Lakes, NJ, passed away on Friday, September 6, 2019. Devoted husband of Abbe (nee: Nadler). Loving father to Nathan (Laurel) and Marley. Cherished grandfather to Liam. Dear brother to Donna (Irwin). Sam worked as the Senior Sales Director for North America at Amber Road Inc., in East Rutherford, NJ. He was recognized as salesman of the year numerous times, and was deeply respected and adored by his co-workers. Funeral services will be 11am Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at the Louis Suburban Chapel, 13-01 Broadway (Route 4 West), Fair Lawn, NJ. Burial to follow at Beth El Cemetery, 735 Forest Ave., Paramus, NJ. Donations in memory of Samuel B. Weber may be made to a local animal rescue.

Joel Junker


Joel Rudi Junker, 69, of Seattle, Washington, and Solana Beach, California, passed away on August 31, 2019. Joel was born in Eldora, Iowa, to Gordon and Anita Junker on January 22, 1950. He attended Valparaiso University, Indiana, where he was the Student Senate President, and graduated with a Political Science degree in 1972. Joel studied internationally at Cambridge University, England (1970) and in Reutlingen, Germany (1972). He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, in 1977, where he was Editor in Chief of the Cal Western International Law Journal. Joel returned to the University of Cambridge, Trinity Hall, where he received his LL.B (Honors) in 1978. Joel discovered his love of rowing at Trinity Hall and rowed competitively for much of his life.

Joel was a customs and trade attorney and the founder of a specialty international trade law firm, Joel R. Junker & Associates, in 1991. He was a member of the California and Washington State Bar Associations, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Court of International Trade. In 2001, Joel was considered for the position of Commissioner of Customs under former President George Bush. In 2014, he formed a partnership with Matt Nakachi (Junker & Nakachi) with whom he continued his law practice.

Joel married his college sweetheart, Laura Dangel, in 1973. After being widowed, he remained a bachelor until meeting Jeanette Taylor, his life partner, in 2009. He was a devoted brother, uncle, and friend. Joel had many interests outside of law. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed reading for pleasure, playing and listening to all kinds of music, traveling; especially to visit family and friends in the States and Europe, and spending time at his beach home. He was also the author of two published works of fiction, That Boy from Nazareth and The Atwelle Confession, penned under Joel Gordonson. He had also completed a third unpublished novel and was working on a fourth. Joel’s greatest joy was spending time with family and friends.

Joel is preceded in death by his wife, Laura (Dangel) Junker; father and mother, Gordon and Anita (Rudi) Junker; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Victor and Marjorie Dangel (Young); sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn (Junker) and Eric Pyle; sister-in-law, Linda (Dangel) Black; and grand-niece, Amy Hild.

Joel is survived by his life partner, Jeanette Taylor; sisters, Donna Brosdahl (Dennis) and Karen McCoy (John); brothers-in-law, Daniel Dangel (Cathy) and Dayton Dangel (Maria); four nephews; seven nieces; five grand-nephews; and seven grand-nieces.

He will be missed by those who knew and loved him.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 14th at 11:00 a.m. at Community Lutheran Church, Escondido, CA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society,, as cancer touched many of the lives of those Joel loved.

Donnie Barnes


MOORE, SC– Donnie Bailey Turbeville Barnes, 68, of Moore, SC, died Saturday, July 4, 2015 at Rosecrest. Born June 30, 1947, in Gaston County, NC, reared in Lincolnton, NC, she was the daughter of Donie Shults Denton of Lincolnton, NC and the late Morrison (Bill) L. Bailey.
Donnie was a 1965 graduate of Lincolnton High School and held several degrees from USC-Columbia. She retired from BMW as a manager of Customs Compliance. She was also a member of Joy Lutheran Church.

Survivors in addition to her mother are her husband, Edward N. Barnes; step-father, Carroll Denton of Lincolnton, NC;, daughter, Kelly McDill (Howard) of Asheville, NC; son, Michael Kiser of Wilmington, NC; step-daughters, Stephanie Marshall of Illinois and Monica Gray (Dr. Ronald) of Spartanburg, SC; brothers, Michael Bailey (Judy) of Taylorville, NC and Stephen Bailey (Jeannie) of Vale, NC; 14 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 2:30 – 3:30 PM Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Joy Lutheran Church, 3980 Moore-Duncan Hwy., Moore, SC 29369. Funeral services will follow at 4:00 PM, at the Church, conducted by the Rev. Lane Bembenek. Burial will be in Westwood Memorial Gardens, 6101 Reidville Road, Moore, SC 29369 immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Joy Lutheran Church Building Fund, 3980 Moore-Duncan Hwy., Moore, SC 29369.

An online guest register is available at
Floyd’s North Church St. Chapel