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Christine Granata, 53, of Naples, Fla., died January 10, 2001 at Naples Community Hospital. Christine was born in Willebroek, Belgium and came to this area from Cleveland, Ohio, eight years ago. She was a Realtor and was a member of NABOR and past president of Naples Newcomers. She is survived by her loving husband, Robert Granata; five children, Robert Jr., Kim and Jose Bezaras, Sherry, Carolyn and Sarah; grandchildren, Danny, Jonathan, Anthony, Nathan and Jacob. Also survived by her parents, Edward and Jean Verschueren; aunt, Simone VanDerSteen; and cousin, Diane VanDerSteen. Memorial services will be held Friday, January 12, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 5225 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples. Forest Lawn Cremation, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
Ad first appeared: JAN 11,2001

Christine Sayre Hodges, 87, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 1, 2000. She was born in Fairmont, W.Va. and had been a Naples resident since 1955. Christine was a member of the Naples Pilot Club, the Hospital Auxiliary and the Eastern Star. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Naples. She is survived by her loving daughters, Mrs. Joy Noe and Miss Gay Hodges; son-in-law, Mr. William Noe; three grandchildren, Dr. Christine Noe, James Noe and Molly Noe; two nieces, Joan Samuelson and Christine Oglesby; sister-in-law, Mrs. Josephine Sayre. She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Clarence Hodges in 1999. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2000 at Naples Memorial Gardens Chapel of Peace, where funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. Jay Kowalski. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to a charity of one's choice. Hodges Funeral Chapel 261-1237
Ad first appeared: MAR 03,2000

Ciro Amato, 68, of Naples, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001. Mr. Amato had lived in Cape Coral before moving to Naples ten years ago. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and was the retired owner and operator of Nonna Maria's Italian Restaurant in Naples. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; four children, Ciro (Theresa) Amato of Naples, Maria (Edison) Villarraga of Naples, Elizabeth (Glen) Burris of Cape Coral, Sabrina (John) Craven of Bonita Springs; and eight grandchildren, Christopher, Patrick, Ciro, Amanda, Jessica, Ryan, Emily and Alyssa. Relatives and friends are invited to call Friday, May 4th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Fuller Funeral Home, 1625 Pine Ridge Road. A funeral Mass will follow at 1:00 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Entombment Naples Memorial Gardens. Fuller Funeral Home Pine Ridge Road 592-1611
Ad first appeared: MAY 03,2001

Ciro De Flora, 79, a resident of Naples, died Sunday December 24, 2000. Mr. De Flora is survived by his loving wife, Olimpia De Flora of Naples; a son, Louis (Christina) De Flora of Tallahassee, Fla.; daughter, Olimpia De Flora of Naples; a grandson, Ciro (Jennifer) De Flora of Durham, Conn.; and a great-granddaughter, Juliann De Flora. Friends may call from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at The Naples Funeral Home (Today), December 27, 00. A prayer service will be at 7:00 p.m. The funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church of Naples. Interment will follow at Naples Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by the Naples Funeral Home, 3107 Davis Blvd., 775-4255
Ad first appeared: DEC 27,2000

Clair A. Best, 73, of Naples, died May 12, 2000. Clair was a US Navy veteran of WWII, a self employed electrician, a member of the Christian Church, Dayton, Ohio. He is survived by his children, Douglas, Ernest, Treasure and Angel, all of Naples, Deborah of Washington, D.C., and Jana of Wichita, Kan.; three grandchildren; a sister, Carol Bolser of Wakita, Okla.; and a niece and a nephew. He was predeceased by his parents, Carl and Estalline Best of Wakita, Okla.; and two sons, Ronald and Carl. ''He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.'' Funeral services will be held in Wakita, Okla. Donations in his memory may be made to the Son-Rise Christian Church, 2801 County Barn Road, Naples, Fla. 34112 Fuller Funeral Home Pine Ridge Road 592-1611
Ad first appeared: MAY 15,2000

Claire Boyns, 63, of Naples, died Monday, January 24, 2000. Formerly of Great Britain, she had been a resident since 1991. She had worked as a social worker for Hospice of Naples, Inc., Naples Community Hospital and Moorings Park. She is survived by two sons, Robert Boyns of Rhuthun, Wales and Alun Boyns of Naples; one daughter, Menna Boyns of Cydweli, Wales; two grandchildren; ten brothers and sisters; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday, January 27th at 11:30 a.m. at San Marco Catholic Church, 851 San Marco Road, Marco Island. Contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice of Naples, Inc., 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, Fla. 34105.
Ad first appeared: JAN 26,2000

Claire P. Stock, 66, of Naples, passed away Wednesday, September 22, 1999. She is survived by her loving husband, John J. Stock; three sons, John T., Thomas H. and wife, Lisa, and Kevin Stock; one daughter, Maureen Celiberti and her husband, Vito; and two grandchildren, Brendan and Bryanna. A memorial service will beheld on Saturday, September 25, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. at Collier County Funeral & Cremation Center, 2772 Santa Barbara Blvd., Naples, Fla. 34116. The family wishes to express heartfelt thanks to the caring staffs at Canterbury House and Hospice of Naples. Collier County Funeral & Cremation Center 455-2221
Ad first appeared: SEP 23,1999

Clara Cohen, 81, of Naples, and formerly of Queens, N.Y. died Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at Harborside, Naples. She was born January 29, 1920 in Brockton, Mass., a daughter of the late Philip and Ethel (Baxt) Kaster. She moved to Naples in 1975 from Queens, N.Y. with her late husband, Abraham. Clara was an artistic, creative and brilliant woman who loved life and to create things of beauty whether it be a dress, a sculpture, a painting, or just listen to the sounds of the Gulf. Survivors include a son, Steven H. (Colleen) Cohen of Kensington, Md.; two daughters, Nancy M. Fisher, Yardly, Pa. and Barbara S. Soffer, New York City, N.Y.; a brother, Leon Kaster, San Francisco, Calif.; two grandchildren, Lee Fisher and Amy (Phil) Martir, two great-grandsons, Aidan Martir and Alex Lee Baker; a beloved caregiver, Kathy Mathis of Naples; two sisters-in-law, Norma Kaster of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Jeannette Berkowitz, Delray Beach, Fla. "She will be remembered by those who knew her, each time they see the Quiet Beauty of a Rose." Shalom Dear Beloved Clara! Relatives and friends are invited to a graveside service on Tuesday, March 6, 2001 at 11:30 a.m. at the New Montefiore Cemetery, West Babylon, N.Y. Friends may gather at the I.J. Morris Funeral Home, Dix Hills, N.Y. at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The family is being served locally by the Johnson-Pittman Funeral Home, 4424 East Tamiami Trail, Naples, Fla. 941-774-3444
Ad first appeared: MAR 04,2001

Clara (nee Ross) Gage, 99, of Naples, formerly of Haddonfield, N.J., died on November 22, 2000. She was the wife of the late Raymond H. Survived by two nephews, Ross Claiborne of New York and Florida and James Gage Jr. of Connecticut. Graveside services were held Thursday at Harleigh Cemetery, Camden, N.J. Memorial donations may be made in Mrs. Gage's name to the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield, 20 East Kings Highway, Haddonfield, N.J. 08033. Arrangements by Kain Funeral Home, Haddonfield, N.J.
Ad first appeared: DEC 01,2000

Clara Jones Price, 78, of Charleston, S.C., a retired decorator with Sherman Williams Company, died early Monday morning, October 4, 1999 at her residence. Mrs. Price was born in Anderson, S.C., the daughter of Luther Jones and Laura Turner Jones. Surviving are two daughters, Susan P. Stokes of Charleston, S.C. and Nancy P. Brown of Naples, Fla.; one son, W. Jeffrey Price of Columbia, S.C.; one brother, Herbert Jones of North Charleston; and seven grandchildren. She was the widow of Wade McLendon Price. Funeral services will be held at J. Henry Stuhr's, Inc., North Area Chapel, Dorchester Road, Wednesday, October 6, 1999 at 2:30 p.m. Burial directed by Stuhr's North Area Chapel will be at Carolina Memorial Gardens.
Ad first appeared: OCT 05,1999

Clarence E. Merrill, 81, of Naples, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2000. A former resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, Clarence moved to Naples in 1984 after a career in research and development with Procter & Gamble. As a WW II Army veteran, Clarence received numerous citations, most notably the Bronze Star, American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign ribbon, WW II victory medal, the Presidential Unit Citation, the distinguished unit badge and the Philippine Liberation medal. As a member of the 503rd Parachute Regimental Combat Team, Clarence participated in the liberation of Corregidor. Active in community activities, Clarence was a Life-Member, Past Commander and Commanding Post Ritual Team member of the Veteran's of Foreign War, Post No. 7721 of Golden Gate as well as a Life-Member of the American Legion. Clarence is survived by his wife, Joyce; and son, Randy (Mary Elizabeth) of Naples; brother, Claude Merrill of Cincinnati, Ohio; grandson, Joseph; and granddaughter, Mary Elisa. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Edna Merrill of Winchester, Ky.; three brothers; and five sisters. A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 18, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, Naples. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 990 First Avenue South, No. 200, Naples, Fla. 34102. Hodges Funeral Chapel 261-1237
Ad first appeared: MAR 18,2000

Clarence E. Merrill, 81, of Naples, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2000. A former resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, Clarence moved to Naples in 1984 after a career in research and development with Procter & Gamble. As a WW II Army veteran, Clarence received numerous citations, most notably the Bronze Star, American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign ribbon, WW II victory medal, the Presidential Unit Citation, the distinguished unit badge and the Philippine Liberation medal. As a member of the 503rd Parachute Regimental Combat Team, Clarence participated in the liberation of Corregidor. Active in community activities, Clarence was a Life-Member, Past Commander and Commanding Post Ritual Team member of the Veteran's of Foreign War, Post No. 7721 of Golden Gate as well as a Life-Member of the American Legion. Clarence is survived by his wife, Joyce; and son, Randy (Mary Elizabeth) of Naples; brother, Claude Merrill of Cincinnati, Ohio; grandson, Joseph; and granddaughter, Mary Elisa. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Edna Merrill of Winchester, Ky.; three brothers; and five sisters. A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 18, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, Naples. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 990 First Avenue South, No. 200, Naples, Fla. 34102. Hodges Funeral Chapel 261-1237
Ad first appeared: MAR 17,2000

Clarence Edward Fairhurst, 73, of Bonita Springs, Fla., passed away at 2:15 a.m. on April 10, 2000 at the Lodge of the Wabash, here in Vincennes. He was born June 11, 1926 in Shoals, Ind. and was the son of Clarence Fairhurst and Levenia Catt. He worked at Blackford Window Glass for 17 years. He then moved to Crawfordsville, Ind., and opened his own business under Fairhurst Builder of New Homes. He was also in business with his wife with Ceramic Center, Inc. Wholesale and Retail. He was a member of the American Legion, a Navy veteran, St. Leo Catholic Church in Florida and St. John's Catholic Church in Vincennes. He was also an avid square dance caller. He married Jacquelyn (Linn) Fairhurst and she survives. Survivors include his wife; two sisters, Barbara Carie of Crawfordsville, Ind. and Margie Bacher of Rockford, Ill. His parents; one daughter; and one brother preceded him. Funeral service will be held Friday, April 14th at St. John's Catholic Church with interment to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, April 13th from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Gardner-Brockman Funeral Home. A vigil service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. John's Catholic Church Improvement Fund.
Ad first appeared: APR 12,2000

Clarence H. Daniel, 83, of Naples, Fla. and Chagrin Falls, Ohio, died Sunday, February 11, 2001 in his Naples home. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, son of Edward W. and M. Myrtle (Huber) Daniel. Mr. Daniel received a BS from Carnegie Mellon University in 1939, an MBA from Harvard University in 1941, JD from Cleveland State University in 1950. Mr. Daniel was Vice President of Rensselaer Poly Institute, Troy, N.Y. from 1952 to 1972 and President of Edward W. Daniel Co., Cleveland, Ohio from 1949 to 1952 becoming Chairman from 1972 to 1994 when he retired. He was a member of the National Fastener Distribution Association serving as Chairman from 1985 to 1986, Canterbury Golf Club, Cleveland, Ohio, Racquet Club, Quail Creek Country Club and The Moorings Country Club in Naples. Mr. Daniel enjoyed gardening, swimming, golf and travel. He is survived by his wife Jean G. Daniel; daughter, Christine Daniel Roux of Eliot, Maine; son, William Edward Daniel of Moreland, Ohio; sister, Dorothy Churchill of Bernardsville, N.J.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his first wife, Phyllis Hommel Daniel. Relatives and friends may call at the Fuller Funeral Home, 1625 Pine Ridge Road, Naples on Wednesday, February 14, 2001 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Hospice of Naples, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, Fla. 34105. Fuller Funeral Home Pine Ridge Road 592-1611
Ad first appeared: FEB 13,2001

Clarence J. Chehayl, DVM, of Naples, formerly of Westfield, N.J., died Friday, February 2, 2001 after many years of illness. A retired veterinarian and former owner of the Westfield Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Chehayl was born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 8, 1917. He received his DVM from Ohio State University in 1943, was an active member of the American Veterinary Medicine Association, and served on the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners. . He was a 50 year member of the Westfield chapter of Rotary International. For two decade she wintered in Naples, moving here full-time in 1998. He tutored at Avalon Elementary School, and belonged to the Windstar Country Club and the Countryside Country Club. Dr. Chehayl is survived by his wife, Gudrun; sons, Peter (Elizabeth) of Naples and Rumson, N.J. and Robert of Flemington, N.J.; daughter, Patricia Linke (Robr) of New Town, Conn.; grandchildren, Laurel, Daniel, Casy, and Catherine; and great-grandchild, Andrew. He was preceded in death by his son, Paul. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in Garwood, N.J. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association Scholarship Fund or the Westfield Rotary Scholarship Fund.
Ad first appeared: FEB 07,2001

Clarence R. Martin, 80, of Naples, Fla., died Monday, October 9, 2000. The son of the late Robert and Pearl Martin, he was born July 21, 1920 in High Point, N.C. During WW II, Mr. Martin served in the U.S. Army as a master sergeant in the China, Burma and India campaign. After the war, he owned the North Wales Granite Company in North Wales, Pa. until he retired in 1983. He was a former resident of Lansdale, Pa., moving to Homestead, Fla. and then to Naples in 1992. He was a life member of the VFW Golden Gate Post 7721. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lois E. Martin; his daughter, Dianne Fedoronko and her husband, Gene of Saratoga, N.Y.; his son, Robert Martin and his wife, Josephine of Richmond, Va.; two grandchildren, David and Jennifer Federonko; brother, Paul Martin; sister, Ruby Combs, both of High Point, N.C.; and sister, Betty Ann White of Kernersville, N.C. Interment will be in Grand View Cemetery in Allentown, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Alzheimer's Treatment and Research Center, 640 Jackson Street, St. Paul, Minn. 55101-2595. Fuller Funeral Home East Naples 417-5000
Ad first appeared: OCT 11,2000

Clarence Wilmer "Brownie" Rawls, 79, of Naples, died Saturday, December 30, 2000. Brownie had been a life-time resident of the area and was a direct descendent of the Collier family that first settled Marco Island. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the European and Pacific theatres during WW II. He is survived by his wife, Clara Mae Rawls; a daughter, Sandra Rawls of Naples; a daughter-in-law, Hueng Sim Kim Rawls of Buffalo, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Gina Marie (Joseph) Griffo, Clarence (Janet) Rawls, Susan Michelle Rawls and Cynthia Gail Rawls; and four great-grandchildren, Tai Ashley, Kimberly, Nicole and Joseph Griffo Jr. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 3, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at Fuller Funeral Home, 1625 Pine Ridge Road, where friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Interment will follow in Ft. Myers Cemetery. Fuller Funeral Home Pine Ridge Road 592-1611
Ad first appeared: JAN 01,2001

Clark Ansley, 84, of Naples, passed away January 22, 2001. A memorial service will be held Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 3:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 388 First Avenue North, Naples. The family has entrusted care and services to Hodges Funeral Chapel 261-1237
Ad first appeared: JAN 25,2001

Claude W. "Doc" Thomas, 92, died October 12, 2000 of heart failure at his Bentley Village residence. He was a charter member of the Naples Concert Band and a founding member of the Naples Philharmonic Center Chorale. "Doc" spent his retirement singing and playing with many Naples musical organizations. He was born in 1908 in Woodstown, N.J. He graduated in 1931 from Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. and was a long-term executive at Owens Illinois. A five-year veteran of the U.S. Army, he served more than two years in the European Theater during World War II. He retired from the Army Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel. "Doc" and his wife of 60 years, the late "Ken" Thomas, retired to Naples in 1971 from Toledo, Ohio. "Ken", a member of the Naples Art Association and art teacher, died in 1993. "Doc" had a natural musical gift and loved music of all kinds. He played a variety of instruments and his rich baritone voice will be remembered by many. He was a charter member of the Naples Concert Band as instrumentalist and later as featured vocal soloist. He was also a founding member of the Naples Philharmonic Center Chorale where he sang until 1999. "Doc's" playing of a variety of instruments in small groups such as the Naples Neapolitans and the Bentley Blazers brought joy to many. He performed with the Vermont Winds Ensemble on their summer tours of Europe. Mr. Thomas is survived by two daughters, Susan Van Voorhees of Columbia, Md. and Peggy Thomas of Ridgefield, Conn.; three grand-children; and four great-grandchildren. A gathering to celebrate "Doc's" life will be held at Bentley Village on Saturday, November 11th at 2:00 p.m. at the East Clubhouse in the Rainbow Room. At his request, to keep music growing in Naples, in lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Naples Municipal Concert Band Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 31, Naples, Fla. 34106; and to the Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorale, Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples, Fla. 34108.
Ad first appeared: OCT 22,2000

Claudette F. Piasecki, 68, of Naples, died Wednesday, November 22, 2000. Mrs. Piasecki had lived in Dubuque, Iowa for many years before moving to Naples in 1994. She attended St. William Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Anthony Piasecki; her children, Roxanna (Michael) Stoffel of Dubuque, Iowa, Anthony (Diane) Piasecki of Des Moines, Wash., and Steven Piasecki of San Francisco, Calif. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Michelle and Lisa; a brother, Edward Gauthier of Montreal, Canada; and her sister, Carmen Gauthier of Ottawa, Canada. She was preceded in death by her son, Daniel Piasecki. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 28th at 10:00 a.m. at St. William Catholic Church. Interment private. Donations may be made in her memory to Hospice of Naples, Inc., 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, Fla. 34105.uler Funeral Home Pine Ridge Road 592-1611
Ad first appeared: NOV 25,2000

Clesta R. Foose, 93, of Naples, formerly of Wheeling W.Va., died Wednesday, January 17, 2001. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Mulholland of Bonita Springs. She was the wife or the late William T. Emblen and the late Russell J. Foose. Funeral services will be private. Fuller Funeral Home Pine Ridge Road 592-1611
Ad first appeared: JAN 20,2001

Clifford E. Boyd, 94, long-time Naples resident, passed away Monday, October 16, 2000 at Health Park Care Center, Ft. Myers. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Jean; son, Richard and daughter-in-law, Gail; granddaughter, Kim; grandson, Kirk; and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Monday, October 30th, 10:30 a.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2439 McGregor Blvd., Ft. Myers, Fla. Arrangements by American Family Funeral Home, Ft. Myers, Fla.
Ad first appeared: OCT 21,2000

Clifford P. Barth, 79, of Naples, died Wednesday, February 23, 2000. A memorial service will be held Sunday, February 27, 2000 at 3:00 p.m. in Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road, Naples. A complete notice will follow. Fuller Funeral Home Pine Ridge Road 592-1611
Ad first appeared: FEB 25,2000

Clifton A. Cross, 87, of Naples, resident since 1974, died on Thursday, March 9, 2000. There will be no services. Burial in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla. Johnson-Pittman Funeral Home 774-3444
Ad first appeared: MAR 13,2000

Clifton A. McCanna Sr., 69, of Bonita Springs, died Friday, February 2, 2001 after a fall. He was employed the the Pennsylvania Railroad for 27 years and the United Transportation Union for 17 years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his wife, Katherine; three sons; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five sisters; and several nieces and nephews. Services and interment will be held in Rimersburg, Penn. Richard Hillis Funeral Home 814-473-3080
Ad first appeared: FEB 06,2001

Cloyse M. Bunting, 88, passed away in Naples on December 11, 2000. Cloyse was born in Shreve, Ohio and had been a resident of Naples since 1956. Cloyse was a member as well as a Deacon of The Seagate Baptist Church. He is survived by one daughter, Ruth (Frank) Nichols of Naples; son-in-law, Ray Patterson; seven grandchildren, Linda, Billy, Joyce, Jeffrey, Teresa, Robin and Gregory; 14 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Lois Warner. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ina C. (Hostettler) Bunting in 1990; and daughters, Virginia Patterson and Loretta (Jack) Spaulding. The family will receive friends at Hodges Funeral Chapel, 3520 Tamiami Trail North on Wednesday evening, December 13, 2000 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. where funeral services will take place on Thursday. December 14, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. with Dr. James M. Odom, Pastor of Seagate Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will take place at Naples Memorial Gardens. The family has entrusted care and services to Hodges Funeral Chapel 261-1237
Ad first appeared: DEC 12,2000

Clyde O. Borth, 84, of Naples, died September 19, 1999. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret, they would have been married for 59 years in October; son, George Borth; granddaughters, Suzette and Nicole Borth, all of Naples. Memorial services will be private. The family suggests remembrances in is name be made to Hospice of Naples, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, Fla. 34105 The Beachwood Society 261-1767
Ad first appeared: SEP 21,1999

Col. Donald A. Kersting, U.S. Army Retired, 83, of Sun City Center, died at his residence on March 30, 2001. Born in Dayton, OH, Col. Kersting moved to this area in 1997 from Marco Island, FL, he was a retired career military officer, a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Col. Kersting is survived by his wife, Laura; daughters, Carol Spalding of Sarasota, FL, Eugenia Cox of Greenwood, SC, Ann Mitchell of Jacksonville, FL and Laura McVay of Odessa, FL; and seven grandchildren. A Mass will be celebrated on Friday, April 6th at 11:00 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church with Msgr. Harold Bumpus, officiating. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be sent to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer and Research Center/Radiation Treatment Research Department, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612. LEWERS FUNERAL HOME Ruskin, FL 813-259-7958
Ad first appeared: APR 03,2001

Colonel Richard 'Red' Clement Moran, 83, of Marco Island, Fla. and Bridgton, Maine, died Sunday, November 5, 2000 at the Bridgton, Maine Hospital. He was born at Hartford, Conn., November 22, 1916, a son of the late Thomas and Florence (Taylor) Moran. He attended Hartford, Conn. Schools, graduated from West Haven, Connecticut High School and from Norwich University in Northfield, Vt. in 1938, receiving a BS in Electrical Engineering and a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant of Cavalry in the regular U.S. Army. He was first stationed with the 3rd Cavalry Regiment at Ft. Ethan Allen, Vt. In 1941, he joined the 1st Armored Division at Ft. Knox, Ky. During WW II, he participated in eight campaigns, including the North African Invasion, the Anzio Beachhead Operation, and the Po Valley and Rome-Arno Assaults. He was awarded the Bronze Star medal at Kasserine Pass in North Africa also the Legion of Merit and the Italian Medal of Valor. Following WW II he served as the Commanding Officer of the 100th Tank Battalion of the 1st Armored Division, Instructor of Armored Operations at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Commanding Officer of Detachment "K" of the Korean Military Advisory Group, Advisor to the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force for the Military Assistance Advisory Group-Japan, and the U.S. Embassy at the Hague, Netherlands. He served as the Professor of Military Science at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. from 1968 until his retirement in 1972. Following his retirement, he worked as an administrator for the Marco Island, Fla. Country Club Golf Course for 20 years. He was a member of the 1st Armored Division Association, The Retired Officers Association, The Reserve Officers Association of Collier County, Fla., the Norwich University Alumni Association, and Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. He married the former Virginia Baylies on July 25, 1945. Surviving besides his wife of Bridgton, Maine and Marco Island, Fla.; are a son, Thomas of Carlisle, Mass.; a daughter, Susan Drake of Westford, Mass.; two grandsons; and a great-granddaughter. Graveside funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 14th at 11:00 a.m. in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Collier County Humane Society, Naples, Fla., Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, Fryeburg, Maine or Norwich University Friends of the Library, Northfield, Vt. Arrangements under the direction of the Raymond-Wentworth Funeral Home, Bridgton, Maine.
Ad first appeared: NOV 08,2000

Colleen C. Field died at home March 6, 2001. She was born in New Martinsville, W.Va. March 16, 1923. Widow of the late Judge John A. Field Jr., Mrs. Field was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. She served as Chief Deputy Clerk of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of West Virginia and executive administrative assistant to the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mrs. Field is survived by four step-children, Colleen B. Plantinga of Westport, Conn., Betty Horner of Hilton Head, S.C., John A. Field III of Wilmington, N.C. and William C. Field of Charleston, W.Va.; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Village Chapel Presbyterian Church Good Samaritan Fund, 3818 Venable Avenue, SE, Charleston, W.Va. 25304.
Ad first appeared: MAR 08,2001


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