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Dr. Irwin William Fischbein

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My dad was 94 years old and is survived by his wife (Sarah) of 72 years (they met when she was 13 and he was 17) and his children Cora and Steve and their spouses (John and Robin) and his grandchildren, Jeff (and wife Caitlin), Hannah (and husband Tom), Sarah and Ben, and great grandchild Moira.

My father was a brilliant scientist who had a PhD in biophysics from Berekely (1950) and worked for Gillette Company in Boston, Mass for his entire career. There he pioneered the use of transmission electron microscopy and scanning electron microscopy in looking at the wear of razor blade edges caused by the interaction with human hair, and invented new coatings for razor blade edges that changed and shaped the world of modern shaving techniques. If you shave with a razor, then you owe a smooth shave to my dad. He invented the razor blade coatings for “The Spoiler” and “The Platinum Plus” which were teflon and platinum and teflon coatings to protect blade edges and allowed them to cut through human hair with the least possible resistance. As far as I know, his patents are still in use today, and were copied by every major razor blade manufacturer in the world. In fact, he spent the last years of his career as an expert witness for Gillette defending against patent infringement cases internationally. My dad was literally, a genius with straight A’s through his B.Sc. in forestry, M.Sc., in Wood Technology (at Syracuse University) and PhD.

In his final years he was burdened by advancing dementia, but even with that impairment he was still smarter than most people I have ever met. He was a loving father and husband with a great sense of humor and was always quick with a pun or a quip, and he was never bashful about speaking what was on his mind. Even just last Friday we were joking around and he was telling me he thought if he made 100 it would be a good goal and he would be satisfied. While he didn’t make that goal, he lived a long and full life and will be sorely missed by his immediate and extended family and friends. I love you dad. May the energy that was you that is now in entropy make a star burn a little brighter somewhere in this vast universe. Rest in peace. Dr. Irwin William Fischbein, December 6, 1920 – March 22, 2015.

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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.

Charles Ziegelbein

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From Lincoln, Nebraska.

Born on July 23, 1932.

Passed away on June 12, 2020.

No Services are scheduled at this time.



Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.

Lanta “Claudine” Ceballos

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Claudine Emry Ceballos passed away early Friday morning, June 12, 2020. She was born June 21, 1938 at Panama, Nebraska to L.K. and Norma (Gardner) Emry.  The family moved to Lincoln when she was a small child and she lived the rest of her life in Lincoln and then on an acreage near Waverly.

Claudine’s surviving family members are her husband Gil Ceballos of Waverly; daughter Kris Jeffries of Lincoln; son Michael Jeffries (wife, Pia Zadora) of Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren Dallas Wenz of Lincoln, Mike Jeffries, Jr. of Las Vegas, NV, Elysha Crane Nettleton (Jonathan) of Redlands, CA; great granddaughters Carolyn Schultz  of Pohattan, KS; Kaily, Aria and Lilah  Nettleton of Redlands, CA; sisters: Kathi Emry Vontz and Mary Emry of Lincoln; brother, Randy Emry of Douglas; nieces Randi Emry-Peery (Clark)and Kelly Muthersbaugh (Alan) and nephew, Cary Gerner (Janet) many extended family members and close friends. The non-human loves of her life were her horses.

She attended grade school and junior high school at Havelock and graduated from high school at Northeast, class of 1956. She then attended and graduated from cosmetology school.  Claudine will be missed and remembered always by all of her family and her longest friend, Margaret Todd.

Due to Covid-19 there will be a celebration of life at a later time.  Memorial Mass, Monday June 22, at 1:00 pm. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 6111 Morrill Avenue in Lincoln.  Private family burial at Panama Cemetery, Panama, NE. Memorials to the family for future designation.

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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.

John Lloyd Sharp

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From Lincoln, Nebraska

Born on June 23, 1951.

Passed away on June 9, 2020.

No service at this time.

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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.

Civillia Maureen Dorsey

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With complete confidence and trust in the Lord, the children of Civillia Dorsey announce the passing of their mother into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on June 5, 2020. She was surrounded in love by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Civillia was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Patricia Emery, her sister Colleen Axthelm, her brother William “Bill” Emery, and her still-born son, William “Billie” Highley.

Civillia is survived by her sister, Edwina (Ron) Poole, and her children Emery “Matt” (Jeanie) Highley, Pamela (Tom) Kopp, Cheryl (Hans) Kloepping, Robert (Lisa) Highley, Ken (Stephanie) Highley, Joshua (Christi) Dorsey and Mari (Tom) Schlegel.

Civillia has 21 grandchildren (Thomas, Sandra, LisaMaria, Miranda, Carlos, Christina, Matthew, Mikki, Rachel, Rebekah, Leah, Joshua, Jake, Kassy, Ben, Madelyn, Jaxon, Jenna, Micah, Josiah and Myah) and 15 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and many other family members.

Mom loved to “collect” various items, play tricks, watch old movies and to play games. Most of all she enjoyed having her family around her.

The graveside memorial service will be held Sunday, June 14 at 1 pm at the Cozad Cemetery. For condolences, please use the form below.

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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.