Heritage Honor Roll

Every individual, group and business has a story worth telling. A legacy story can be presented in text and through photographs, home movies and other video and audio mediums. It can also be published in multiple languages and include hyperlinks to other Web sites important to the honoree. The Heritage Honor Roll may contain more than one legacy story for an individual or a group—or the legacy story may appear in more than one language—because members have opted to recognize different contributions of the same individual or group or wanted to share the story in their native language.

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About the Heritage Honor Roll

Within the Heritage Honor Roll, individual honorees are listed alphabetically by last name. If included, maiden names appear between parentheses and nicknames appear between quotation marks. Group honorees are listed by the first letter of the group’s name. If the name starts with the word “The,” such as “The Anderson Trio,” it is alphabetized under the letter “T.” If the group is commonly called “Anderson Trio,” it is alphabetized under the letter “A.” The name of the sponsor appears in square brackets following the honoree’s name.

If an exact date of birth or death—or formation or disbandment—is not known, we add “c.” to indicate it is an approximation. If the individual is still alive or the group is still active, we leave the field blank. The honoree’s occupation, field, industry or profession is listed last.

Legacy stories reflect members’ views. Americans All does not vet these stories for accuracy. If you find content or language you deem offensive, please contact us.

To enable users to view all legacy stories, we preset the “Language” field to “-Any-.” To view all legacy stories on a specific honoree, add the honoree’s name in the appropriate field—individual or group– and click “Apply.” All legacy stories on that honoree will appear.

To find an individual or a group legacy on our Web site, type /node/ followed by its six-digit identification number as shown here: www.americansall.org/node/553031. The /node/number appears after the honoree’s information.

Last Name of Individual
First Name of Individual
Group Name
Language
State

Mike McCormack [Kevin McCormack] (June 8, 1938 - ?) Author and Historian /node/564962

Mike McCormack is a former columnist for the Irish Echo and feature writer for the Arizona Desert Shamrock, San Francisco Gael, Florida Irish American, Hibernian Digest, as well as St Patrick’s Monthly and Ireland’s Eye magazines in Ireland. He helped organize a Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and served as Secretary, Vice President, and President before his knowledge of Irish history earned him the post of Division Historian.

Marie-Claire Jeanne (Baudin) Miller [Miller Family] (August 25, 1940 - December 20, 2015) /node/564967

Marie-Claire passed away suddenly of natural causes. She is survived by her husband, Steve, and children, Corinne (Smithen), Valerie (Hochman) and Sandra (Rosenband) and eight grandchildren. Services will be on December 23, Norbeck/Judean Memorial Gardens Chapel.  The family will receive friends on December 23rd  and 24th at the Miller residence.

Marie-Claire Jeanne (Baudin) Miller [Miller Family] (August 25, 1940 - December 20, 2015) /node/553032

Marie-Claire est décédé subitement de causes naturelles. Elle laisse dans le deuil son mari, Steve, et les enfants, Corinne (Smithen), Valerie (Hochman) et Sandra (Rosenband) et huit petits-enfants. Les services seront le 23 Décembre, Norbeck / judéenne Memorial Gardens Chapelle. La famille recevra parents et amis le 23 et 24 Décembre à la résidence Miller.

Americans All Legacy Story vs. Miller Newspaper Obituary [Miller Family] (August 25, 1940 - December 20, 2015) /node/553031

Marie-Claire passed away suddenly of natural causes. She is survived by her husband, Steve, and children, Corinne (Smithen), Valerie (Hochman) and Sandra (Rosenband) and eight grandchildren. Services will be on December 23, Norbeck/Judean Memorial Gardens Chapel.  The family will receive friends on December 23rd  and 24th at the Miller residence.

Lt. Gen. Harold Gregory "Hal" Moore [People of America Foundation] (February 13, 1922 - February 10, 2017) Military Officer and Author /node/434035

Born in Bardstown, Kentucky, Lt. Gen. Harold Gregory “Hal” Moore moved to Washington, DC, where he completed his high school education. He attended The George Washington University (GWU) for two years before receiving his appointment to the United States Military Academy.

Admiral Chester William Nimitz Sr. [Texas State Historical Association] (February 24, 1885 - February 20, 1966) Fleet Admiral, United States Navy /node/564942

Chester William Nimitz, who guided Allied forces to victory in the Pacific in World War II, was born in Fredericksburg, Texas, on February 24, 1885, the son of Chester Bernard and Anna (Henke) Nimitz. His father died before he was born. During his early years his grandfather Charles H. Nimitz, a German immigrant, former seaman and owner of the Nimitz Hotel, served as the father figure whom Nimitz credited with shaping his character and values.

Moneignor Hugh O'Flaherty [Ancient Order of Hibernians] (February 28, 1898 - October 30, 1963) Catholic Priest at Vatican City /node/564965

On October 30, 1963, Cahirsiveen, County Kerry, Ireland saw the largest outpouring of grief in more than a century as Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty was laid to rest. Although he was born in Kiskeam, County Cork, he grew up in nearby Killarney, where his father was the steward of the old Killarney Golf Club, Hugh retired to Cahirsiveen three years before his death and was regarded as one of their own.

Rihei Onishi [Kaeda Akiyama] () ジャーナリスト・米農家 /node/548134

東京のジャーナリストであった大西理平は、1903年にワイン商人の従兄弟の大西虎一と初めて渡米しました。彼らは、テキサス州での米栽培の可能性に感銘を受け、そこで米栽培をするために約300エーカー(約367,253坪)の土地を購入しました。

Rihei Onishi [Kaeda Akiyama] (? - ?) Journalist and Rice Farmer /node/434001

Rihei Onishi, a journalist for the Jiji Shimpo, a Tokyo daily newspaper, first came to the United States with his wealthy wine-merchant cousin, Toraichi Onishi, in 1903. They were impressed with the possibilities of growing rice in Texas and purchased approximately 300 acres of land to do so.

Sonia "Sarah" Shainwald Orbuch [Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation] (May 24, 1927 - September 30, 2018) Young Woman with the Soviet Partisans in WWII /node/564916

Sonia Shainwald Orbuch (born Sarah) grew up in Luboml, a small market town 200 miles from Warsaw, Poland, with a thriving population of about 8,000, two-thirds of whom were Jewish. Her family lived near the center of the town on #37 Chelmska Street, near her many friends and relatives. Inside their modest home, Sonia grew up under the caring watch of her tightly-knit family. “My older brother, Shneyer, used to take care of me all the time . . . ”

Stephen Pekich [Theodore Pekich Family] (January 8, 1941 - ?) Publishing Consultant /node/564820

Steve Pekich recently celebrated 52 years in the publishing industry. His career began as a production trainee on January 3, 1966 at Houghton Mifflin Company in Boston, and continued in a variety of management positions, including President of the Riverside Publishing Company, Houghton’s assessment subsidiary based in Chicago.

Rev. James William Charles Pennington [Allan Americans All] (c.1807 - October 22, 1870) Writer, Minister and Abolitionist /node/564853

Born into slavery on the eastern shore of Maryland in 1807, James William Charles Pennington escaped from slavery in 1828 and settled for a time in New York and later became the first black student admitted to Yale, although he was not officially enrolled, and is reported to only have limited use of the library. Although ordained as a minister in the Congregational Church, he later served Presbyterian Churches in many states.