Saturday, October 25, 2008

Danielle Benson (Who currently lives in Hiawatha) has found this picture in one of the old houses there. She would like to know if anyone recognizes the children.


Monday, October 20, 2008

Hiawatha Guys Breakfast 20 Oct 2008

There were ten of us at breakfast this morning and as usual we had a good visit:
Paul Mecham, Dean Petrulas
Bob Wilde, Mike Manosakis
Archie McCarrie, Don Reaveley
Tom Neilson, Ken Allrerd
Mike Orphanakis ,Wally Baldwin
Paul brought a picture of several Hiawatha guys in a group photo and we tried to GUESS who they were. It was amazing we could identify any of them but I think after MUCH discussion we did figure out about half of them. The we talked about John Hartzell having his 90th birthday and several of the guys remembered him living in Greek Town. How could we not talk about deer hunting at this time of year. However the only one we knew that was gone because of the deer hunt was Glenn Davis. Good luck Glenn.

All in all we had a good time.

From The Salt Lake Tribune 19 Oct 2008

Robert (Bob) Radakovich
Robert (Bob) Radakovich 1927 ~ 2008 PRICE- Our beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Robert Radakovich died peacefully October 17th, 2008 surrounded by his family at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center from complications of a brain injury. Bob was born January 7th, 1927 in Hiawatha, Utah to Eli and Annie Vogrinec Radakovich. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ellen Sealey Radakovich and his sister, Mary Hribar. He served in the United States Army and retired from Utah Railway. He was a member of the Price United Methodist Church, Price Elk's Lodge #1550, Joppa Lodge #26 F.&A.M. and The Order of the Eastern Star. His wife Ellen and their family gave him great joy. Many wonderful times for Bob were spent working endlessly at his Scofield property and cabin which were truly his passion. He is survived by two daughters and one son, Kari (Robert) Fowler, Grand Junction, CO; Kathy Topolovec, Salt Lake City, UT; Roger (Mary) Johnson, Weimar, CA; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, sister, Millie Fox and brother, Pete Radakovich. Funeral service Wed., October 22nd, 2008, 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home 233 E. Main Street, Price. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Tues. evening from 6-8 p.m. and Wed. 1 hour prior to service. Interment Price City Cemetery. In memory of Bob, the family suggests contributions be made to The Shriners Hospital for Children, Fairfax Road at Virginia Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Obit for "Jiggs" Gigliotti

Jiggs Gigliotti
Jiggs Gigliotti

PRICE - Franklin W. "Jiggs" Gigliotti, age 94, passed away peacefully on Sept. 28, 2008 in Price.

He was born Aug.14, 1914 in Hiawatha to Felice and Maria Concetta Perri-Gigliotti from Decalaturo, Calabria, Italy. He was married in Las Vegas, Nev., to Inez Thomas of Clear Creek, who died in 2003. Her family was from Magers, Greece.

Jiggs was best known for operating the Center Texaco Service on Carbon and Main in Price with his brother-in-law, Bill Thomas. Before that, he had worked as a bartender and truck driver in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Calif. From there, he returned to Carbon County working as a coal miner and later drove truck for Texaco. He then operated the Texaco bulk plant and was the Baroid distributor for the drilling fields.

As a teenager, he played an Italian waiter in the movie "Night Flyer."

Although he liked hunting, Frank's greatest love was fishing. Whenever he had the opportunity, he would spend time at the local fishing spots. In addition to fishing the local lakes and streams, he enjoyed deep sea fishing off the coast of Washington and in the Gulf of Mexico.

When not fishing or working, Frank would hang out in the local clubs and coffee shops. In addition to English, he spoke Italian, Spanish and some Greek, so he always had friends to visit with.

For many years, Frank was active in the Notre Dame Catholic parish, volunteering his time to put in the floors for Notre Dame High School, working the Catholic Carnival, and he always maintained the parish vehicles.

Survived by his sister, Emma Battagliotti, Ogden; son, Bill Gigliotti, Price; grandson, Derek (Mi-Kyung Kim) Gigliotti, Las Vegas, Nev. Preceded in death by his wife, Inez Gigliotti; and daughter, Debra Gigliotti-Barney

Funeral service Thursday, Oct. 2, 2 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's one hour prior to service. Committal, Cliffview Cemetery, Price.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Obit of Wallace R. Baldwin's Granddaughter

Bailey Grace Blake
Bailey Grace Blake "Our Baby Bailey" Our sweet little Bailey was born to Chris and Jenn Blake on Oct. 2, 2008. She passed away on Oct. 4, 2008 due to a rare genetic disease called Thanatophoric Dysplasia. Although Bailey was with us for just a short time she was able to touch the lives of many people who dearly love her. Her brothers, Parker and Caleb, anxiously awaited her arrival and were so grateful for the time they got to spend with her. They look forward to the time they can hold her and play with her again.Bailey is survived by her parents, brothers, grandparents: Wallace and Donnie Baldwin, Mike Blake, JoAnn Paulin, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A viewing will be held Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley, 1007 W. South Jordan Pkwy. (10600 S) followed on Thurs., October 9, 2008 by a Graveside Service at 11:00 at South Jordan City Cemetery, 1055 W. 10650 S. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in Bailey's name at any Mountain America Credit Union to help with medical/funeral expenses. You can see Bailey at and online condolences can be shared with the family at