Miscellaneous DeSoto and Sarasota Counties, Florida Obituaries

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Robert G. Archibald
Robert G. Archibald, 59, Mountain Home, Ark., and formerly of Sarasota, died Nov. 4, 2000, at his home.
He was born Feb. 3, 1941, in Sarasota and moved to Mountain Home in 1983. He graduated from Florida State University. He was a real estate broker with Larry Black and Associates. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Sunny Quinn; two daughters, Shannon L. Gancarczyk of Germantown, Md., and Kerry P. Rehl of Edmond, Okla.; three brothers, Lewis and Gary, both of Sarasota, and Doug of Fort Myers; and five grandchildren.
Services will be in Mountain Home, where Roller Funeral Home is in charge.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Ozarks, 701 Burnett Drive, Mountain Home, AR 72653; or First United Methodist Church, 605 W. Sixth St., Mountain Home, AR 72653.

Ernst A. Buck Sr.
Ernst A. Buck Sr., 90, Venice and formerly of Englewood, died Nov. 4, 2000.
He was born Nov. 21, 1909, in New York City and came to Englewood 34 years ago from Seaford, N.Y. He retired after 22 years as an automotive service manager with Nassau Motors Inc. in Hicksville, N.Y. During World War II, he was a chief inspector for the Naval Division of Sperry Gyroscope Corp. in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was involved in the design and development of the conveyor belt system used for loading cargo onto aircraft. He was a retired captain of the East Rockaway(N.Y.) Fire Department. He was a member of Exempt Firemen's Association. He was a member of Lakeside Lutheran Church in Venice.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Evelyn E. Leicht; a daughter, Barbara L. Ludwig of Venice; five grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Lemon Bay Funeral Home, Englewood Chapel. A service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lakeside Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at Gulf Pines Memorial Park, Englewood.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lakeside Lutheran Church, 2401 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293.

Eugene Allan Burdick
Eugene Allan Burdick, 88, Sarasota, died Nov. 4, 2000.
He was born Oct. 15, 1912, in Williston, N.D., and came to Sarasota 14 years ago from there. He retired in 1978 as a North Dakota District Court judge. In 1981, he was appointed surrogate judge of the North Dakota Supreme Court until his death. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1933 and juris doctor degree in 1935 from the University of Minnesota. He was elected state's attorney of Williams County in North Dakota for three consecutive terms, 1939 to 1945.
In 1953, he was appointed judge of the district court of the Northwest Judicial District and was re-elected to four additional six-year terms, 1954 to 1972. He was president of the State Bar Association in 1951-52. In 1959, he was appointed a commissioner on uniform state laws for the state of North Dakota. He was president of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws from 1971-73, and was elected to life membership in 1977.
He was a life member of the American Law Institute. He was a member of Mote Marine Laboratory and Sarasota Yacht Club.
Survivors include his wife of 61 yeas, May; a daughter, Elizabeth B. Cantarine of Sarasota; a son, William E. of Minneapolis; and four grandchildren.
Memorial visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel.
Memorial donations may be made to a favorite charity.

Bettie Carter
Bettie "B.C." Carter, 47, died Nov. 1, 2000.
She was born Aug. 9, 1953, in Dawson, Ga., and came to Sarasota in 1956. She was a nurse. She was a member of Truevine Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include her mother, Ruby L. of Sarasota; three sons, Rashad Cunningham of Sarasota, Marion Cunningham Jr. of Tampa, and Toborus Cunningham of Bradenton; two sisters, Annie Williams and Mattie L. Farmer, both of Sarasota; and three brothers, Charlie Jr., Henry and Raymond, all of Sarasota.
Services will be later. Chandler's Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Jake Carl Debrow
Jake Carl Debrow, 58, Sarasota, died Nov. 5, 2000.
He was born Jan. 17, 1942, in Sarasota. He was a landscaper. He was a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Laurel.
Survivors include three sisters, Lilly M. Langston and Linda Turner, both of Sarasota, and Mildred Patterson of Columbus, Ga.; and two brothers, Earl Black Jr. of Sarasota and Levi of Columbus.
Services will be later. Chandler's Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Larry E. Favorite
Larry E. Favorite, 64, Venice, died at his home Nov. 3, 2000.
He was born Oct. 14, 1936, in Battle Creek, Mich., and came to Venice in 1994 from Lancaster, Pa. He was a systems analyst engineer for Kellogg's. He was an Air Force veteran. He was a Methodist.
Survivors include his wife, Jocelyne; two sons, Eric of Lehigh Acres and Barry of St. Joseph, Mich.; two daughters, Christine of Sarasota and Kathleen of Venice; a sister, Joyce Marks of Venice; a brother, Kenny of Battle Creek; and seven grandchildren.
Services and burial will be in Battle Creek. Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel, is in charge.
Memorial donations may be made to Sarasota County Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.

Frances M. Stinchcomb
Frances Marion Stinchcomb, 88, Sarasota, died Nov. 4, 2000.
She was born Aug. 14, 1912, in Newton Falls, Ohio, and came to Sarasota 24 years ago from there. She was a clerk with Hedges Pharmacy in Sarasota, and Herberts Drug Store and Jones Auto and Appliance, both in Newton Falls. She was the first president of the Business and Professional Women's Club. She attended First Chirstian Church in Newtown Falls. She was a member of Literary Guild in Newton Falls.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia A. Calland of Lynchburg, Va.; a son, Richard T. of Sarasota; a sister, Velma Jacob of Newton Falls; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
No local services are planned at this time. Burial will be in Cleveland. Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, is in charge.
Memorial donations may be made to The Pines of Sarasota, 1501 Orange Ave. North, Sarasota, FL 34236; or Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.

Leona K. Taylor
Leona Kuchenbrod Taylor, 87, Venice, died Nov. 4, 2000.
She was born July 17, 1913, in Louisville, Ky., and came to Venice in 1990 from there. She was a member of Audubon Park Garden Club. She was a Protestant.
Survivors include a niece, Shirley S. Bishop of Venice; two great-nephews, David Bishop of Tampa and Mark Bishop of Kitty Hawk, N.C.; and a great-niece, Laurie Lewis of Atlanta.
Services will be later. Burial will be in Louisville. Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel, is in charge.

Jeanne Winkler
Jeanne Winkler, 80, Sarasota, died Nov. 2, 2000.
She was born Oct. 28, 1920, in Toledo, Ohio, and came to Sarasota 22 years ago from Cleveland. She was a juvenile court referee in Cleveland. She was a graduate of Lake Erie College and Case Western Reserve University Law School. She was a member of Fairmont Presbyterian Church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. She was a member of Ohio Bar Association, Florida Association of Women Lawyers and National Council of Juvenile Court Judges.
Survivors include her husband, Arthur; a son, Thomas K. Close of Euclid, Ohio; two stepsons, Bert F. of West Palm Beach and Rod of Cleveland; a daughter, Susan Caton of Uniontown, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Siesta Key Chapel-Presbyterian. Inurnment will be in Ohio. Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, is in charge.
Memorial donations may be made to Hiram House, 33775 Hiram Trail, Moreland Hills, Ohio 44022.

Joseph W. Akard
Joseph W. Akard, 77, Bradenton, died Nov. 4, 2000.
He was born Feb. 4, 1923, in Terhune, Ind., and came to Bradenton 14 years ago from Indianapolis. He retired from Carrier Corp. of Indianapolis, and also worked many years at Indianapolis Glove Co. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He attended First Church of the Nazarene of Bradenton.
Survivors include his longtime companion, Christine Kegerise of Bradenton; three daughters, Sandy Butler, Suzy Jones and Sherry Eggers, all of Indianapolis; a sister, Madonna Kacherian of Rotonda West; and three brothers, C. Vaughn, Jacob J., and L. Philip, all of Indianapolis.
A memorial service will be in Indiana. Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, Bradenton, is in charge.

Donald E. Dunlap Sr.
Donald E. Dunlap Sr., 89, Bradenton, died Nov. 4, 2000.
He was born Feb. 18, 1911, in Beaver Falls, Pa., and came to Bradenton in 1948 from Pittsburgh. He retired from water conditioning sales. He was a member of Palmetto Elks Club. He was a member of Moose Lodge 1223 and Lions Club, both in Bradenton. He was Catholic.
Survivors include his wife, Connie; two sons, Donald E. Jr. of Orlando and Kenneth of Palmetto; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be later. Shannon Funeral Home, Bradenton, is in charge.
Memorial donations may be made to Neighborly Senior Services, 2703 19th St. Ct. E., Bradenton, FL 34208.

Albion B. Wallace
Albion B. Wallace, 94, Bradenton, died Nov. 4, 2000, at his home.
He was born Aug. 12, 1906, in Watertown, Mass., and came to Bradenton in 1979 from there. He was a custom building contractor. He was a member of Scottish Rite, York Rite, and was a 32nd-degree Mason of the Meridian Lodge. He was a charter member of Sahib Shrine of Sarasota.
Survivors include a son, Robert A. of Natick, Mass.; a sister, Helen W. of Wellesley, Mass.; and two grandchildren.
Services will be in June 2001. National Cremation Society, Sarasota chapter, is in charge.

Charles H. Soren Bie
Charles Howard Soren Bie, 78, Sarasota, died Nov. 5, 2000.
He was born Feb. 26, 1922, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came to Sarasota 40 years ago from St. Petersburg. He retired in 1978 as a teacher with the Sarasota County school system. He was in the Coast Guard and Navy from 1940 to 1945 and served in the South Pacific during World War II. He was a member of Sons of Norway Lodge 539 in Sarasota, past president of Sertoma, and a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Dorothea H.; two daughters, Charlene B. Shere of Miami and Dorothea B. Rivera of Long Lane, Mo.; a sister, Ruth B. Johnson of Spring Hill; a granddaughter; and two great-grandsons.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, with a service at 1 p.m. Thursday, at Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel. Entombment will be in Sarasota Memorial Park.

Mabel L. Bowmaster
Mabel Lousiehl Bowmaster, 94, Sarasota, died Nov. 5, 2000.
She was born Aug. 16, 1906, in Meyersdale, Pa., and came to Sarasota several years ago from Uniontown, Pa. She was a nurse. She was a member of Daughters of the King and Cursillo Prayer Group at St. Boniface Church, where she was a member.
Survivors include a friend, Jacquelyn Gullick of Sarasota; and 11 nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday. Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home, Sarasota Chapel, is in charge.
Memorial donations may be made to Loveland Center, 4002 Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293; or to a favorite charity.

Mary Elizabeth Burns
Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Burns, 82, North Port, died Nov. 6, 2000.
She was born Jan. 31, 1918, in Shelbyville, Ky., and came to the area in 1972 from Louisville, Ky. She was a cook and enjoyed crafts and working with sea shells. She was a member of Gulf Coast Assembly of God Church in North Port.
Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Wells of Louisville; two sons, James A. Perry of Louisville and David Perry of Texas; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, with a service to follow, at James A. McKee Funeral Home, North Port. Burial will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.
Memorial donations may be made to Gulf Coast Assembly of God Church, 4814 Chamberlain Blvd., North Port, FL 34287.

Earl Cashman
Earl Cashman, 79, Sarasota, died Nov. 5, 2000.
He was born Oct. 13, 1921, in Richland County, Ohio, and came to Sarasota in 1981 from Plymouth, Ohio. He retired after 42 years with Peoples National Bank in Plymouth, having served as president and chairman of the board. He was a member of Bent Tree Country Club, where he was club champion in 1985. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Sarasota.
Survivors include his wife, Marian R.; two sons, Dr. Gregory of Salisbury, Md., and Gerry of Utica, N.Y.; a sister, Mary Jane Burrer of Shiloh, Ohio; a brother, Harold of Plymouth; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home is in charge.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.

Germaine M. Fitzpatrick
Germaine M. Fitzpatrick, 92, Venice and formerly of North Port, died Nov. 5, 2000.
She was born May 28, 1908, in Biddeford, Maine, and came to North Port in 1967 from there. She was a registered nurse. She was a member of San Pedro Catholic Church in North Port.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Private services and burial will be today. Farley Funeral Home, North Port Chapel, is in charge.

Arthur F. Heitmann
Arthur F. Heitmann, 94, Venice and Montpelier, Vt., died Nov. 3, 2000.
He was born Feb. 10, 1906, in Philadelphia and had wintered in Venice since 1976. A graduate of Penn State University, he was a retired forestry commissioner for the State of Vermont. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and served in the Aleutian Theater. He was a member of Lemon Bay Conservancy, Florida Nature Conservancy and American Tree Farmers Association.
Survivors include a son, Peter A. of Montpelier; and a grandchild.
No services are scheduled. National Cremation Society, Port Charlotte, is in charge.

M. Annetta Lynch
M. Annetta Lynch, 77, Venice, died Nov. 3, 2000, at her home.
She was born June 13, 1923, in Indiana County, Pa., and came to Venice in 1990 from Pittsburgh. She was a unit manager for Middlesex General Hospital for many years. She was chairperson for the Senior Citizens Committee in Metuchen, N.J., and a member of Jacaranda West Country Club.
Survivors include her husband, Conrad; two sons, Paul of Rotonda West and Charles of Venice; a brother, Dr. John P. McGee of Glenview, Ill.; and two grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel.
Memorial donations may be made to The Brain Tumor Center, Duke University Medical Center, Dume- 3624, Durham, NC 27710.

Joseph M. Mercurio
Joseph M. Mercurio, Venice, died Nov. 5, 2000.
He was born in Boston and came to Venice 16 years ago from Massachusetts. He retired in 1979 from Harvard Coop Co., where he was in charge of the shipping department. He was a Catholic.
Survivors include his wife, Jean; four sons, Peter of Nashua, N.H., Paul of Venice, John of York, Maine, and James of Kingston, N.H.; a daughter, Angela O'Connell of Venice; a brother, Salvadore; two sisters, Connie Volb and Rita, both of Woburn, Mass.; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Epiphany Cathedral, with burial to follow in Venice Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, c/o Sahib Temple, 600 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL 34232.

Elvira Meyer
Elvira Meyer, 93, Sarasota and formerly of Bradenton, died Nov. 5, 2000.
She was born May 21, 1907, in Germany and came to Bradenton in 1970 from Elmont, N.Y. She came to Sarasota seven years ago. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a daughter, Heidi Gully of Sarasota; two sisters, Hildegarde Barany and Brunhilde Mays, both of Beaverton, Ore.; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with a service at 10 a.m. Thursday, at Palms Funeral Home. Burial will be in Palms Memorial Park.

Irene Shockey
Irene Shockey, 86, Venice, died Nov. 6, 2000.
She was born March 13, 1914, in Waynesfield, Ohio, and came to Venice in 1946 from Unionopolis, Ohio. She retired in 1981 from the Venice Police Department as a school crossing guard. She was a charter member of Venice Police Women's Auxiliary and a member of Gulf to Bay Business and Professional Women's Club.
Survivors include two daughters, Janice Ann Stephens of Venice and Judy Lee Dice of North Port; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Gulf Pines Memorial Park.
Memorial donations may be made to Suncoast Humane Society, 6781 San Casa Drive, Englewood, FL 34224; or to St. Francis Animal Rescue of Venice, 1925 Tamiami Trail S., Venice, FL 34293.

Millard S. Wilson
Millard S. "Bud" Wilson, 78, Longboat Key, died Nov. 4, 2000.
He was born May 8, 1922, in Chicago and came to Longboat Key 17 years ago from Skokie, Ill. He retired in 1986 as owner and operator of Chicago Quilt Sales Agency. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Adia F.; two daughters, Donna Wajda of Des Plaines, Ill., and Sandra Norman of Skokie; a son, Michael of Northbrook, Ill.; a sister, Muriel Werbel of Rochester, Minn.; and five grandchildren.
No services are scheduled. Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home is in charge.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34233.

Germaine M. Fitzpatrick
Germaine M. Fitzpatrick, 92, Venice and formerly of North Port, died Nov. 5, 2000.
She was born May 28, 1908, in Biddeford, Maine, and came to North Port in 1967 from there. She was a registered nurse. She was a member of San Pedro Catholic Church in North Port.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Private services and burial will be today. Farley Funeral Home, North Port Chapel, is in charge.

Arthur F. Heitmann
Arthur F. Heitmann, 94, Venice and Montpelier, Vt., died Nov. 3, 2000.
He was born Feb. 10, 1906, in Philadelphia and had wintered in Venice since 1976. A graduate of Penn State University, he was a retired forestry commissioner for the State of Vermont. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and served in the Aleutian Theater. He was a member of Lemon Bay Conservancy, Florida Nature Conservancy and American Tree Farmers Association.
Survivors include a son, Peter A. of Montpelier; and a grandchild.
No services are scheduled. National Cremation Society, Port Charlotte, is in charge.

M. Annetta Lynch
M. Annetta Lynch, 77, Venice, died Nov. 3, 2000, at her home.
She was born June 13, 1923, in Indiana County, Pa., and came to Venice in 1990 from Pittsburgh. She was a unit manager for Middlesex General Hospital for many years. She was chairperson for the Senior Citizens Committee in Metuchen, N.J., and a member of Jacaranda West Country Club.
Survivors include her husband, Conrad; two sons, Paul of Rotonda West and Charles of Venice; a brother, Dr. John P. McGee of Glenview, Ill.; and two grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel.
Memorial donations may be made to The Brain Tumor Center, Duke University Medical Center, Dume- 3624, Durham, NC 27710.

Raymond Paul Grizzaffi
Raymond Paul Grizzaffi, 89, Port Charlotte, died Nov. 5, 2000.
He was born June 8, 1911, in Albany, N.Y., and came to Port Charlotte in 1974 from Mount Vernon, N.Y., after retiring from the Sigmund Cohn Corporation as a machinist. He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Port Charlotte and a member of Knights of Columbus in the Bronx, N.Y., and Port Charlotte.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Wanda W.; a daughter, Susan Michels; a son, Joseph; three sisters, Eleanore Criscuola of Yonkers, N.Y., Kora Prassel of Westchester County, N.Y., and Stella Lagana of Flushing, N.Y.; a brother, Carl of Port Charlotte; two granddaughters; and a grandson.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, Punta Gorda Chapel. A Scripture service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Charlotte Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Punta Gorda.
Memorial donations may be made to a favorite charity.

Stephen James Hawk
Stephen James Hawk, 47, Grove City, died Nov. 4, 2000.
He was born May 27, 1953, in Waco, Texas, and came to Florida in 1985 from Binghamton, N.Y. He was a welder for Englewood Disposal.
Survivors include his wife, Traci L.; his father, Chuck of New York; a son, Stephen J. Jr. of Englewood; a daughter, Tammy M. of Englewood; a brother, John Monty of Tennessee; and a sister, Katherine Balcer of New York.
A memorial service will be later. I.C.S. Cremation Society, Harbour Heights, is in charge.

Jacqueline E. Marotte
Jacqueline E. Marotte, 16, Port Charlotte, died Nov. 4, 2000, in North Port.
She was born June 20, 1984, in Bronxville, N.Y., and came to Port Charlotte two years ago with her family from Mount Vernon, N.Y. She was an 11th-grade student at Port Charlotte High School and a member of Key Club International. She was a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and School of Mount Vernon and attended St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Port Charlotte.
Survivors include her parents, Kenneth J. and Karen A.; a sister, Priscilla A. of Port Charlotte; her paternal grandmother, Angela of Port Charlotte; her maternal grandparents, Thomas and Elizabeth Lenden of Yonkers; two aunts, Patricia and Beverly Lenden of Yonkers; and three uncles, Charles of Port Charlotte, Richard of Lindenhurst, N.Y., and Hugh Marren of Mount Vernon.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today and Wednesday at Roberson Funeral Home and Crematory, Port Charlotte Chapel. A Catholic wake service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Entombment will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Port Charlotte.

Rose M. Principato-Angle
Rose Marie Principato-Angle, 56, Punta Gorda, died Nov. 4, 2000.
She was born Nov. 9, 1943, in Boston and came to Punta Gorda 10 years ago from there. She was a Catholic.
Survivors include her husband, John W. Angle III; a daughter, Michelle Bell of Punta Gorda; a sister, Lilly Robichaud of Massachusetts; and three grandchildren.
A prayer service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Roberson Funeral Home and Crematory, Punta Gorda Chapel.
Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 22107 Elmira Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33952.

Thomas Evans Young
Thomas Evans Young, 55, Port Charlotte, died Nov. 4, 2000.
He was born Oct. 14, 1945, in Greensboro, N.C., and came to Port Charlotte six years ago from Naples. He was the manager of Old Navy at Town Center Mall in Port Charlotte.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine L.; a stepdaughter, Unity White of New Port Richey; a stepson, Nikoma Rios of Fort Lauderdale; his parents, Dr. and Mrs. C. Curtis Jr. of Evansville, Ind.; a sister, Susan Hardwick of Mary Esther; and a brother, Cy III of Belize.
Services were at Roberson Funeral Home and Crematory, Port Charlotte Chapel.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.

Jesus Benjamin Medina
Jesus Benjamin Medina, 29, Arcadia, died Nov. 3, 2000.
He was born Aug. 2, 1971, in Mercedes, Texas, and came to Arcadia 28 years ago from Texas. He was a supervisor for B&M Cable. He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Arcadia.
Survivors include a daughter, Selena; his parents, Benjamin and Margaritta; six sisters, Blanco Cisneros, Martha Barragan, Margarita Serafin, and Brenda, all of Arcadia, Paula Alvarez of Lake Wales and Maria Morales of Fort Pierce; two brothers, Salvador and Juan, both of Arcadia; and his grandmother, Isaura of Mexico.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Joshua Creek Cemetery in Arcadia.

Robert H. Costello
Robert H. Costello, 83, Holmes Beach, died Nov. 5, 2000.
He was born Feb. 14, 1917, in Chicago and came to Manatee County 21 years ago from Riverdale, Ill. He was president of Pullman Bank & Trust in Chicago for 39 years. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach. He was an Army veteran of World War II and received the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He was a member of Key Royale Golf Club.
Survivors include his wife, Betty M.; a daughter, Patricia Slovak of Chicago; three sons, Michael of Minneapolis, William of Phoenix and James of Chicago; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
No visitation is scheduled. A memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Bernard Catholic Church. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, is in charge.
Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Manatee/Sarasota Counties Chapter, 1230 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota, FL 34239.

Judy Hutchison
Judy Hutchison, 59, Bradenton, died Nov. 4, 2000.
She was born Aug. 24, 1941, in Moline, Ill., and came to Manatee County 13 years ago from Dubuque, Iowa. She was a registered nurse at Manatee Memorial Hospital for the past 10 years. She was a Catholic.
Survivors include a daughter, Laura J. Serfling of Deerwood, Minn.; three sons, Jerry D. of Deerwood, Jim of Brainerd, Minn., and Brad of Merrifield, Minn.; a sister, Janet Standaert of East Moline, Ill.; and eight grandchildren.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Palmetto Funeral Home and Crematory. Services and burial will be in Deerwood.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to a favorite charity.

Robert E. Marsh
Robert E. Marsh, 84, Bradenton, died Nov. 6, 2000.
He was born Aug. 2, 1916, in South Bend, Ind., and came to Manatee County 21 years ago from there. He owned and operated Marsh Realty in South Bend from 1940 to 1979. He was a member of Rotary Club and Lions Club, both in South Bend. He graduated from Indiana University and was an I-Man. He was a Methodist and a 32nd-degree Mason.
Survivors include his wife, Mary "Roz"; a daughter, Mary Froshaug of Fort Wayne, Ind.; a son, Scott of South Bend; and three grandchildren.
No visitation or services are scheduled. Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 43rd Street Chapel, is in charge.
Memorial donations may be made to Bradenton Hospice House, c/o Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.

Clara J. Shoemaker
Clara Josephine Shoemaker, 86, Palmetto, died Nov. 5, 2000.
She was born Oct. 13, 1914, in Mount Pleasant, Pa., and came to Manatee County 46 years ago from Pennsylvania. She retired in 1990 after 26 years as a sales clerk for F.W. Woolworth Co.
Survivors include a son, Frank of Palmetto; a sister, Emily Sagara of Palm Beach; and three grandchildren.
Visitation and services will be private. Shannon Funeral Home is in charge.
Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 600 U.S. 301 Blvd. W., Suite 136, Bradenton, FL 34205.

Robert R. Stewart
Robert R. Stewart, 74, Bradenton, died Nov. 6, 2000.
He was born Dec. 26, 1925, in Wilkinsburg, Pa., and came to Manatee County in 1991 from Orlando. He was a retired district manager for Carolina Freight Carriers in Orlando, Titusville and Rockledge. He was a member of USS LCI National Association and Slippery Rock Campground Association in Slippery Rock, Pa. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He attended Christ United Methodist Church in Bradenton.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia; two sons, Dale of Grove City, Pa., and David of Cape Coral; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with a service at 10 a.m. Thursday, at Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 26th Street Chapel. Burial will be in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.
Memorial donations may be made to Bradenton Hospice House, c/o Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.

Joseph J. Vavra
Joseph J. Vavra, 89, Bradenton, died Nov. 4, 2000.
He was born April 14, 1911, in Chicago and came to Manatee County in 20 years ago from there. He was a meat cutter at A&P and Jewel stores. He was a Catholic.
Survivors include three sons, Joseph George of Elgin, Ill., Gregory James of Carpentersville, Ill., and Geoffrey L. of Bradenton; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Mansion Chapel. No service is scheduled. Entombment will be in Mansion Memorial Park.


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