Miscellaneous Manatee County, Florida Obituaries

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Mary Ann Adams
Mary Ann Adams, 65, Port Charlotte, died March 3, 2000.

She was born Feb. 13, 1935, in Johnstown, Pa., and was a unit secretary at Fawcett Memorial Hospital before retiring.

Survivors include a daughter, Shelly Alexander of Port Charlotte; and two grandchildren.

There will be no local services. Burial will be in Pennsylvania. Lemon Bay Funeral Home, Englewood Chapel, is in charge.

Warren Adams

Warren Adams, 70, Rotonda West, died March 2, 2000.

He was born Feb. 5, 1930, in Middletown, Ohio, and came to Rotonda West in 1986 from Trenton, Ohio. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he retired after 30 years as a machine operator for A.K. Steel in Middletown.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara; two sons, Jeffrey and Russell, both of Middletown; and one grandson.

There will be no services. National Cremation Society, Port Charlotte chapter, is in charge.

Memorial donations may be made to Suncoast Humane Society, 6781 San Casa Drive, Englewood, FL 34224.

Raymond F. Fix

Raymond F. Fix, 86, Englewood, died Feb. 29, 2000.

He was born Nov. 29, 1913, in Buffalo, N.Y., and came to Englewood eight years ago from there. Before retiring, he was chief engineer for the Federal Reserve Bank of Buffalo, N.Y. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Burk Council, in Orchard Park, N.Y., a volunteer fireman, and a former member of Orchard Park's school board. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church of Englewood.

Survivors include his wife, Frances L.; four daughters, Rae A. Reese of Blasdell, N.Y., Gail M. Heidebrecht of Port Charlotte, Patricia Fisher of Orchard Park and Kathleen Shank of Buffalo, N.Y.; a son, Raymond F. Jr. of Westwood, Mass.; 18 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

A memorial Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Lemon Bay Funeral Home, Englewood Chapel, is in charge.

Margie H. Jackson

Margie H. Jackson, 76, Port Charlotte, died March 5, 2000.

She was born May 17, 1923, in Detroit, Mich., and came to Port Charlotte two years ago from there. She was a member of Englewood United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Christine H. Julvezan of Detroit; two sons, Bill of Port Charlotte and Ken of Detroit; and three grandchildren.

Services will be held in Detroit. Farley Funeral Home & Crematory, Englewood Chapel, is in charge.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 2975 Bee Ridge Road, Suite B, Sarasota, FL 34239-7100.

Ethelyn A. Lett

Ethelyn "Etta" A. Lett, 72, Rotonda West, died March 5, 2000.

She was born April 27, 1927, in Battle Creek, Mich., and came to Rotonda West in 1982 from there. She was an accounting supervisor for more than 17 years with General Foods Corp. in Battle Creek before retiring in 1982. She was a member of American Legion Post 113 Auxiliary and Elks Lodge 2310, both of Rotonda West.

Survivors include her husband, William W.; three sisters, Mary Arney and Joyce Scott, both of Rotonda West, and Ardeth Juckett of Battle Creek; two stepdaughters, Judy and Deborah Kimber, both of Michigan; and two stepsons, Gary and William Jr., both of Indiana.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at American Legion Post 113 in Rotonda West. Inurnment will be in Augusta, Mich. Lemon Bay Funeral Home is in charge.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Legion Post 113 Auxiliary, 3436 Indiana Road, Rotonda West, FL 33947.

Daisy Tucker Simonton

Daisy Tucker Simonton, 81, Mesa, Ariz., and formerly of Punta Gorda, died March 4, 2000, in Mesa.

She was born Oct. 21, 1918, in Fort Gay, W.Va.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald J. of Albuquerque, N.M., and David R. of Gilbert, Ariz.; a sister, Evelyn E. Rutledge of South Carolina; a brother, Albert W. Tucker of Kenova, W.Va.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services were held in Mesa and burial was in Huntington, W.Va. Mesa Funeral Care of Mesa is in charge.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 22107 Elmira Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33952; or to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.

Paul S. Farley

Paul S. Farley, 55, Arcadia and formerly of Charlotte County, died March 5, 2000.

He was born Aug. 22, 1944, in Arcadia and lived all of his life in DeSoto and Charlotte counties. He was a security guard for G. Pierce Wood Memorial Hospital and a part-time deputy for the DeSoto County Sheriff's Office in Arcadia.

He served six years with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, was past president of DeSoto County Gun Club and was a member of American Legion Post K-11, Peace River Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2824 and AmVets Post 60. An Air Force veteran, he was a member of Church of the Nazarene in Arcadia.

Survivors include his mother, Bonetta of Arcadia; two daughters, Rebecca Rachel and Tammy Neal, both of Punta Gorda; and two grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Arcadia.

Sarasota County Obituaries

Elvira P. Braude

Elvira P. Braude, 63, Sarasota, died Feb. 29, 2000.

She was born Sept. 29, 1936, in Alton, Ill., and came to Sarasota in 1992 from there. She was a hostess at Cracker Barrel. She was a Lutheran.

Survivors include a daughter, Patti Eaker of Sarasota; three sisters, Juanita Dugan and Irene Gill, both of Illinois, and Mary Davis of Florida; a brother, Joe Cuellar of Florida; and four grandchildren.

Covell Cremation and Funeral Center, Bradenton, is in charge.

Blanche V. Daniel

Blanche V. Daniel, 80, Sarasota, died March 6, 2000.

She was born Jan. 28, 1920, in Winston-Salem, N.C., and came to Sarasota 20 years ago from Ottawa, Ohio. She was a homemaker and a cryptologist for the Army Signal Corps in Washington, D.C., during World War II. She was a Catholic.

Survivors include her husband, Arthur; three sons, Charles of Findlay, Ohio, Michael of Troy, Ohio, and Edward of Montgomery, Ohio; three sisters, Doris Cioffi of Long Branch, N.J., and Faith Hawkins and Bernice Mathis, both of Wilkesboro, N.C.; and six grandchildren.

Services will be in Ohio. Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home is in charge.

Memorial donations may be made to a favorite charity.

Elizabeth J. Driscoll

Elizabeth J. Driscoll, 79, Sarasota, died March 5, 2000.

She was born Feb. 14, 1921, in New York City and came to Sarasota in 1976 from Garden City, N.Y. She was a retired schoolteacher at Sewanhaka High School in Floral Park, N.Y. She earned a bachelor's degree at St. John's University and a master's degree at Columbia University, both in New York City. She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church.

Survivors include three sons, William J. of Hempstead, N.Y., Thomas P. of Shreveport, La., and Paul F. of Fort Myers; and five grandchildren.

A memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, is in charge.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas More Catholic Church Building Fund, 2506 Gulf Gate Drive, Sarasota, FL 34231.

Claire Graf

Claire Graf, 71, Sarasota, died March 4, 2000.

She was born Feb. 8, 1929, in Plainfield, N.J., and came to Sarasota in 1982 from South Plainfield, N.J. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, John; two daughters, Joann of Toms River, N.J., and Cathy of North Port; four sons, Rudy of Manasquan, N.J., James of Orlando, John of Bedminster, N.J., and Robert of South Plainfield; a brother, John Thornton of Sarasota; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial Mass will be at 9 a.m. March 25 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Robarts Funeral Home is in charge.

Heinz K. Lesche

Heinz K. Lesche, 86, Plainfield, N.J., and formerly of Venice, died March 4, 2000.

He was born Dec. 29, 1913, in Dresden, Germany, and came to Venice 30 years ago from Corning, N.Y. He moved to Hartwyck Nursing Home in Plainfield in October. He retired in 1972 after 40 years as machine shop superintendent for Corning Glassware. He was a member of International Executive Service and had set up a machine shop in Bangkok, Thailand. He played the viola and cello and was a charter member of Venice Symphony Orchestra and Corning Hall Philharmonic Orchestra. He had been a volunteer for Venice Hospital and was a member of Grace Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Alice L. (Lehman); two daughters, Virginia Green of South Plainfield and Nancy Kirchmyer of Hebron, Conn.; a son, Robert F. of Beltsville, Md.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be in South Plainfield, where McCriskin Home for Funerals is in charge.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas More Catholic Building Fund, 2506 Gulf Gate Drive, Sarasota, FL 34231.

Troy Dudley Plummer

Troy Dudley Plummer, 75, North Port, died March 3, 2000.

He was born Jan. 30, 1925, in Ohio County, Ky., and came to North Port from Indianapolis. He was retired from Eli Lilly in Indianapolis. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine Koerber; and a daughter, Suzanne of Rotonda.

There are no local services. William L. Danks Funeral Home, Beaver Dam, Ky., is in charge.

Nancy K. Reinke

Nancy K. Reinke, 75, Sarasota, died March 6, 2000.

She was born Aug. 16, 1924, in Chicago and came to Sarasota 13 years ago from Park Ridge, Ill. She was a homemaker and a graduate of the University of Illinois. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Park Ridge and an affiliate member of Church of the Palms-Presbyterian in Sarasota.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, John G. Jr.; two sons, Jeffrey of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Richard of Tampa; a sister, Eileen Gearhart of Denver; and six grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Toale Brothers Colonial Chapel. Services and burial will be in Park Ridge.

Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15587, Sarasota, FL 34277-1587.

Earl J. Sambrook

Earl J. Sambrook, 100, Englewood, died March 5, 2000.

He was born Feb. 20, 1900, in Pittsburgh and came to Englewood in 1973 from Somers Point, N.J. He was retired as an owner-operator of Miami-Somers Co., manufacturers of aluminum products, and was vice president for 18 years at Echlin Manufacturing Co. He was a member of Kiwanis Club and Elks Lodge, both in Englewood and in New Jersey. He was lieutenant commander of the power squadron in New Haven, Conn., and a captain in the Army Specialist Corps. He was a member of First Baptist Church in New Haven.

Survivors include his primary caregiver, Cheryl Rowley, of Englewood; and a niece, Joanne Coleman of Florida.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lemon Bay Funeral Home, Englewood Chapel. Burial will be in New Jersey.

Memorial donations may be made to Heritage Christian Academy, 75 Pine St., Englewood, FL 34223.

Charlotte Schuller

Charlotte Schuller, 87, Issaquah, Wash., and formerly of Longboat Key, died Feb. 26, 2000.

She was born Oct. 3, 1912, in Chicago and lived on Longboat Key from 1974 to 1997. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1933 with a major in art and taught school in Wisconsin during the 1930s. She was a travel agent.

Survivors include two sons, Richard of Seattle and Reid of Bend, Ore.; two brothers, Merrill Bennett of Sun City, Ariz., and Reid Bennett of Dallas; and two grandchildren.

The family held a private memorial service. Green Funeral Home in North Bend, Wash., was in charge.

William H. Bartlett

William H. Bartlett, 63, Bradenton, died March 3, 2000.

He was born Aug. 4, 1936, in Corfu, N.Y., and came to Manatee County seven years ago from Lolo, Mont. He was a highway superintendent for the state of New York for 23 years. He was a member of Bayshore Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include his wife, Arlene; two daughters, Debi Baksh of East Stroudsburg, Pa., and Faith Connell of Missoula, Mont.; two sons, Jack of El Paso, Texas, and Jeff of Missoula.; a sister, Joan Cramer of Youngstown, N.Y.; four stepsisters, Marty Mapes, Cindy Miller and Marilyn Schaab, all of Indiana, and Sandra Tharp of Texas; and eight grandchildren.

Visitation and services will be private. Burial will be in Montana. Covell Cremation and Funeral Center is in charge.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238; or to Bayshore Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 10243, Bradenton, FL 34282.

Charles Bennie

Charles Bennie, 76, Palmetto, died March 5, 2000.

He was born Nov. 2, 1923, in Detroit and came to Manatee County 15 years ago from Allen Park, Mich. He worked in parcel post delivery for the U.S. Postal Service. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans and American Legion in Allen Park.

Survivors include his wife, Nellie D.; a daughter, Marilyn E. Bladel of Maumee, Ohio; a sister, Jean Holmes of Clearwater; a brother, Woodrow of Rudyard, Mich.; and a grandchild.

There will be no services. Burial will be in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Palmetto Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge.

Memorial donations may be made to Palmetto Hospice House, in care of Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.

Marie Bobulski

Marie Bobulski, 80, Longboat Key, died March 4, 2000.

She was born March 20, 1919, in Long Island, N.Y., and came to Manatee County 24 years ago from Nantucket, Mass. She was a homemaker and an Episcopalian.

Survivors include her husband, Casimir T.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. today at Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 26th Street Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 600 U.S. 301 Blvd. W., Bradenton, FL 34205.

Dorothy B. Dashler

Dorothy B. Dashler, 78, Palmetto, died March 5, 2000.

She was born April 2, 1921, in Anderson, Ind., and came to Manatee County 32 years ago from Indiana. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a daughter, Glenda McGrath of Bradenton; a son, Richard of Palmetto; two sisters, Kay Hedges of Anderson and Opal Garland of Pendleton, Ind.; two brothers, Lester and Robert Garretson, both of Anderson; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Manatee Aveneue Chapel. A service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mansion Memorial Park in Ellenton.

Gladys C. Kember

Gladys C. Kember, Bradenton, died March 5, 2000.

She was born in Barnsley, Ky., and lived in Royal Oak, Mich., before coming to Manatee County. She was a homemaker and a member of St. John's United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Joyce Casper of Bradenton; two sons, Charles T. of Clarkson, Mich., and Robert D. of Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters, Ann Marie Hesson of Royal Oak and Nevaline Tasker of Apple Valley, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be in Berkley, Mich. Burial will be at Roseland Park Cemetery. Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home, Sarasota, is in charge.

Marian F. Maggiore

Marian F. Maggiore, 76, Bradenton, died March 6, 2000.

She was born Dec. 3, 1923, in Indianapolis and came to Manatee County 17 years ago from there. She was a retired group leader for Eli Lilly Corp. in Indianapolis. She was a member of American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24 Ladies Auxiliary of Bradenton. She attended Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church.

Survivors include a sister, Alta White of Bradenton; and two nieces, Deborah Waldron of Sarasota and Patricia Craven of Bradenton.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 26th Street Chapel. A service will be at noon Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bradenton.

Virginia S. Mofield

Virginia S. Mofield, 68, Bradenton, died March 3, 2000.

She was born Feb. 4, 1932, in Buleski, N.J., and came to Manatee County 31 years ago from California. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Palma Sola Bay Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Noma Aguada and Kathleen Craig, both of Bradenton; a son, William A. Lewis of Morgantown, Ga.; a brother, Robert B. Stickel of San Francisco; and seven grandchildren.

There will be no services. Palmetto Funeral Home is in charge.

Donald James Partridge

Donald James Partridge, 81, Ellenton, died March 4, 2000.

He was born Aug. 30, 1918, in Vespra Township, Ontario, and came to Manatee County 12 years ago from Kenmore, N.Y. He was a truck driver for Roadway Express for 25 years and was a member of the Teamsters Union. He was a Methodist.

Survivors include two daughters, Judith A. La Jolie of Akron, N.Y., and Linda R. Sargent of Kenmore; a son, John D., of Ypsilanti, Mich.; and three grandchildren.

Services will be private for the family. Inurnment will be at Mansion Memorial Park in Ellenton. Kicliter Funeral Home is in charge.

Arline E. Seipel

Arline E. Seipel, 82, Bradenton, died Feb. 25, 2000.

She was born Sept. 21, 1917, in Buffalo, N.Y., and came to Manatee County 22 years ago from Cowlesville, N.Y. She was an owner of Austin Dies Inc. in Cowlesville. She was a member of Lakeside Community Organization and Cowlesville Ladies Auxiliary and was a lifelong member of Bennington Historical Society. She attended Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, William G. of Cowlesville and Robert G. of Attica, N.Y.; a sister, Mary Schmidt of Cowlesville; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church in Bradenton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cowlesville Voluntary Fire Co., 748 Church St., Cowlesville, NY 14037. The Good Earth Crematory is in charge.

Ernest L. Trudeau

Ernest L. Trudeau, 87, Bradenton Beach, died March 4, 2000.

He was born Dec. 28, 1912, in North Adams, Mass., and came to Manatee County 24 years ago from Stockbridge, Mass. He worked for many years in his family's poultry business and then owned and operated an Arnold Bread franchise in Berkshire County, Mass., retiring in 1976. He served on the Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Houghton; two daughters, Suzanne Balestro of Bedminster, N.J., and Tamara Stevens of Great Barrington, Mass.; a stepdaughter, Joy Foust of Pompano Beach; three sons, David of Stockbridge, Richard of Great Barrington and Philip of Groton, Mass.; a stepson, James Houghton of Leesburg; five sisters, Jeanette Noel and Dolores Quadland, both of Bradenton, Theresa DeLisser and Jacqueline Fox, both of Sarasota, and Madeleine Gibson of Denver; two brothers, George of Bradenton and Clement of West Boyleston, Mass.; six grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be later. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Holmes Beach Chapel, is in charge.

Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 6028 26th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34207; or to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.


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