The good news is that I had little luck finding more recent obituaries that
were caver related. I had to dig
deeper this time.
But unfortunately, they are out there somewhere ( I only looked in English
language ). Here are at least 5 more:
Teresa Kathleen (Teri) Stephens, age 64, of Clinton TN sadly departed
Friday February 9, 2018
at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, TN due to sudden
onset of aggressive cancer.
Above all else, Teri was a fiercely loving mother, grandmother, fiancé, and
friend. She was very passionate
about her job at the Anderson County Public Defender’s Office, where she
worked for over 25 years.
Teri loved to stay physically active, and it became what she was best known
for. Formerly she completed
multiple marathons after surviving breast cancer. From there, her love of
all outdoor activities grew.
She became active in caving and kayaking, primarily. She was a
participating member in the
National Speleological Society, East Tennessee Grotto, Tennessee Cave
Survey, and Southeastern Cave Conservancy.
In her free time, Teri also loved researching the history of her town of
Clinton and collecting and selling antique pottery.
She was truly a woman of many talents, and Teri will be forever known as a
source of strength and inspiration for many.
Teri is preceded in death by her daughter, Valerie Kuhaida; mother, Louetta
Nitzsche; father, Howard Nitzsche
and brother, Chuck Johnson. She is survived by her fiancé, Mark Skove;
daughter, Trinity Cho; grandchildren,
Ethan McNeeley, AnnalieCho, Delilah Pollard, Thomas Cho, Kylie Kuhaida, and
Kimber Kuhaida; brother,
Steve Johnson, and sister, Sharon Williams.
*Michael Joseph Skorski*
Michael was born on May 6th 1952 in Oak Ridge Tennessee.
He died peacefully with his sister by his side at his home at 12:07 P.M. on
February 12th 2018.
Michael was a resident of Oak Ridge Tennessee.
He attended School in Oak Ridge and also attended Roane State Community
He joined the Navy and served on the USS Detroit AOE 4 during the Vietnam
He he was honorably discharged after service and return Stateside to travel
and finally settle in Oak Ridge.
He worked as a motorcycle repair man working for Green Cycles in Oak Ridge
and also Roberts Cycles.
Michael moved on to become a well-respected stringed instrument Repair /
Builder Player lovingly known as "The Guitar Dr." Having earned the
credentials to work on both Martin and Gibson guitars.
Michael was an avid Builder and flyer of radio-controlled airplanes. He was
a member of the KCRC group, a love passed on to him by his father Joseph M.
Michael was also an avid caver/spelunker who helped to map out the Cherokee
Cavern system as well as many other cave systems.
He was a member of the Oak Ridge Diving Club and had many loved friends in
Preceded in death by his father Joseph Michael skorski and Mike wife
Michael is survived by his mother Josphine Skorski Schilling
His brother John Joseph Skorski (Michelle Tellone-Skorski) FL.
And sister Maria Jo Skorski TN.
Nieces and nephews
Joshua Joseph Skorski
*Major Joseph McCarthy* ( spelunker and cave diver )
*Marc Hazen *
Here is possibly another:
Daniel L. Rath, 46, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Wednesday, December
He was born June 22, 1970 in Hastings, Nebraska.
Daniel was a spelunker. He also enjoyed karaoke.
One of the issues with finding such things is one has to subscribe to each
on-line newspaper where the obituary
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