In Memoriam

MICHAEL J. “FATHER JOE” DENISON
FromĀ Jake Lovell, Gaming Chair:

Friend and loyal fan, life of the Jam Session, “Father Joe” Denison passed away on October 3rd, 2009. Son, Brother, Husband, Father, and dear friend, familiar to most in his monk’s habit at Rivercon and Conglomeration, known to many as “Father Joe”, “Mongo”, or “Ouzo boy”. He will be dearly missed in the years to come.

JEFFERSONVILLE – DENISON, MICHAEL J. “JOE,” 36, died Saturday, October 3, 2009.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Coots Funeral Home. Visitation: 3-8 p.m. Wednesday

Published in The Courier-Journal on 10/06/09.


FRANCIS MCDOLE
From Sean Reck: Chairman:

Francis passed away the end of February 2008. Francis was a friend of ConGlomeration for many years. She leaves behind many fond memories and she will be missed dearly.


MIKE LALOR
From Sean Reck: Chairman:

Mike passed away in February 2008 after having fought with severe health problems. Mike will be missed greatly.


CHRISTY STOJAK
From Jake Lovell, Gaming Chair:

Guest, volunteer, loyal game staff… beloved friend. While the very event she loved was at its peak, Christy Stojak was taken forever from our company. Though not able to attend every year, she was a staunch supporter of both Rivercon and ConGlomeration as well as a steadfast companion and friend to any who crossed her path who expressed the utmost regret at not being able to afford the trip in to the event less than two weeks prior to her passing. Her absence will be sorely felt in years to come to all who knew her.

Christy Lynn Stojak, born Aug. 23, 1977, in Columbus, Ohio, died Aug. 12, 2006, in Oceanside, Calif., from complications of diabetes. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Haley Marie Stojak. She is survived by son, Daniel Jacob Stojak; her mother, Cheryl Ann Stojak; her father, Anthony John Stojak; a brother, Nicholas Anthony Stojak; aunts and uncles, Melanie and Jimmy Seivert, Gaye and Don Hagan, Joyce Smith, Mark and Candi Smith, Terry and Patty Smith, Jerry Smith and Janet Curtis; cousins, Candi and Jimmy Seivert, Holly and Christopher Hagan, Mark and April Smith, Sean Hudson, Heather Smith, Melissa Smith, Steven Smith and Colin Smith. There was a private service. Donations in her memory may go to the Juvenile Diabetes Association or to her son, Daniel Jacob Stojak.


JUDI LUNDY

We lost one of our shining stars, one of our innermost circle, a “Mom” to all of us in spirit as well as blood: Judi Lundy. A longtime member of RiverCon’s convention committee, Judi was one of ConGlomeration’s founding convention committee members. The con would not have been possible without her stalwart support and love. Even in her last months, she was insistent that the convention go on. She will be sorely missed. The ConGlomeration Hospitality Suite is named in Judi’s honor.

Esther Judith “Judi” Goldstein Lundy, 59, of Louisville, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006.

She was a Kentucky Colonel and a Life Member of Keneseth Israel Sisterhood. She is survived by her sons, Sean Reck (Donna) and Michael Reck of Indianapolis, Ind.; a brother, Leonard Goldstein; and three grandchildren. A graveside service is at 2 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2006, in Keneseth Israel Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Published in The Courier-Journal on 3/30/2006.


STEVE TIPTON

Super-volunteer Steve Tipton died April 3, 2005, in Louisville. He was a longtime convention attendee and had supported ConGlomeration since its inception. He was key to set ups, logistics, the Dealers Room and proved himself indispensible. He will be sorely missed.

TIPTON, STEPHEN D., 52, of Louisville, died Sunday (April 3, 2005) at Jewish Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, Holbert and Mildred Tipton and a brother, Kenny Tipton. He is survived by his son, Jamie D. Tipton; daughter, Mariah M. Tipton; sister, Karan “Kandy” Miller; grandson, Jacob D. Tipton; and nephew and godson, Brent Miller. … Memorial gifts may be made to the American Heart Association.


TIM LUKE
From Kyle Thomas, Art Show Co-Chair:

A longtime supporter of fandom in Louisville, Tim Luke, passed away in December (2005). Tim was a volunteer with the Art Show at every ConGlomeration and as far back as I can remember with RiverCon. If you didn’t know him by name, you probably recognized his lanky frame, cowboy-style shirts and ever-present bandana (yes, he was the guy that looked like Willie Nelson). Tim always stepped up do to whatever was asked of him and usually had input on how to make things work even better. He will very much be missed.