JERRY G. ROBY (Printed in the Madison, Wisconsin newspaper)
MADISON - Jerry G. Roby, age 51, of Madison, died on Saturday, August 17, 1996, at Meriter Park. Jerry was born October 17, 1944 in Los Angeles, California. Jerry was well known for his magic with balloons which made many children and adults laugh even though he could not hear but could always see a smile. He was a member of the Madison Association of Deaf. Jerry is survived by his wife, the former Marilyn Reukauf, a son, Darrell of Madison; a daughter, Lynn (John) Laufenberg of Madison; a grandson, Luke; and two sisters, Joan (Jim) Langness and Sherry (Ron) Sanders of Delevan. He was preceded in death by his mother; and his daughter, Trish, on May 21, 1995. Funeral services will be held at the GUNDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 7435 University Ave. (near Parmenter St.), Middleton, at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 1996, with Rev. Jessie A. Forrest presiding. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20, 1996, and on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.
JAMES LEON KALLINA (Printed in the Austin American-Statesman)
James Leon Kallina was born in San Antonio, Texas, on November 22, 1946, and died unexpectedly on Friday, May 12, 2000, in a motorcycle accident in Austin. He lived in Austin from 1978 - 2000.
He attended Sunshine Cottage, San Antonio, and the Texas School for the Deaf, Austin. He received his B.A. in Philosophy from Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C. He did his graduate work in Deaf Education at California State University of Northridge, California.
He taught at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf from 1970-1978 and the Texas School for the Deaf from 1978-2000.
He was a natural athlete and loved to play sports all his life. His greatest joys were fishing and boating with children at Port Alto. He was involved with the deaf community. He was also an avid gardener and outdoorsman. He was loved by all.
His hobbies were coaching, baseball, softball, basketball, football, Wisconsin semi-pro football, fishing, hunting, motorcycling, photography, airplanes (models), and bowling. He was president of the Austin Association for the Deaf for nine years and secretary of Texas Bass Club of the Deaf, National Bass Club of the Deaf, Southwestern Athletic Association of the Deaf, Texas Association of the Deaf, Kappa Gamma Fraternity, and Austin Baptist Deaf Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Kallina.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne, of Austin; children, Jason Leon Kallina of Colorado, Melissa Sue Kallina of Austin, and Patrick Albert Kallina of Austin; his mother, Elouise Kallina; sisters, Katherine Ingram and Janis McCaffrey, all of San Antonio; the mother of his children, Susan Kallina of Austin, numerous nieces, nephews, grand niece, grand nephew, and extended family members; and many friends.
Services will be 4:00 p.m., Monday, at Wilke-Clay-Fish Funeral Home, with Reverend Larry Barnett and Pastor Toby Welch officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the James L. Kallina TSD Vocational Award Fund, c/o Wilke-Clay-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 S. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704.
Arrangements by Wilke-Clay-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress Ave., Austin, Texas 78704, 512-442-1446.