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Earle F. Cooper
FORT PIERCE - Earle F. Cooper, 81, of Fort Pierce died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, in Vero Beach.
A native of Palmyra, N.J., he lived in Fort Pierce since 1979. He moved here from Mount Laurel, N.J.
He was an engineer for Public Service Gas & Electric Co.
He was a member of Masonic Lodge 161, New Jersey; Independent Fire Company 1, Palmyra; and Palmyra Ambulance Association.
He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley F. Cooper, in 1997.
Survivors include a son, Earle F. Cooper of Forked River, N.J.; a daughter, Judith Ann Cooper of Jensen Beach; a sister, Mary Meisner of Sacramento, Calif.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Yates Funeral Home, Fort Pierce.

Jason E. Meadows
PORT ST. LUCIE - Jason E. Meadows, 17, of Port St. Lucie, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at St. Lucie Medical Center.
A native of Baltimore, he lived in Port St. Lucie for 10 years. He moved here from Airville, Pa.
He was a student at Fort Pierce Central High School, where he was a commander with the school's ROTC.
He was a member of the Police Athletic League, Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie, and its USA Olympic Boxing Association, of which he was the 1998 state champion in the super bantam weight division.
Survivors include his parents, Gary L. Meadows of Port St. Lucie and Ellen L. Meadows of Joppa, Md.; a brother, Joseph D. Meadows of Port St. Lucie; two sisters, Katelyn and Kelly Meadows, both of Joppa; his paternal grandmother, Avanell Watson of Marion, N.Y.; and his maternal grandparents, William Rassa Sr. and Roselyn Rassa of Joppa.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at Aycock Funeral Home chapel, Port St. Lucie.
A service will be at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The Rev. Les Koerselman will officiate.
Out-of-town arrangements are under the direction of McComas Funeral Home, Abingdon, Md.
Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Aberdeen, Md.

Charlotte Seavey
NORTHVILLE, N.Y. - Charlotte Seavey, 86, of Northville died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999, at Nathan Littauer Hospital.
A native of Schenectady, N.Y., she lived in Northville for five years. She moved there from Stuart, where she lived for 25 years.
Before retirement in 1968, she worked for General Electric Co.
She was a communicant of St. Francis Roman Catholic Church, Northville.
She was a former president of the Stuart Sunshine Chapter/Deborah Hospital Foundation.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Seavey Sr. in 1974, and a son, Robert Seavey Jr.
Survivors include a daughter, Jacqueline Lein of Northville; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in Northville.
Burial was in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Northville.
Those who wish may contribute to Stuart Sunshine Chapter/Deborah Hospital Foundation, 1485H1 S.W. Silver Pine Way, Palm City, FL 34990-4724.

David W. Shand Jr.
STUART- David W. Shand Jr., 79, of Stuart died Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999.
A native of Evanston, Ill., he lived in Stuart for 10 years. He moved here from Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Before retirement in 1979, he was co-founder and chairman of Shand-Morahan & Co. insurance.
He served in the Navy as a commander during World War II.
He was chairman of Lawrence Hall School, Chicago, and of the Vestry of St. James the Less Episcopal Church, Northfield.
He was a volunteer at Martin Memorial Hospital South, Port Salerno.
Survivors include three children and five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at a later date.

Helen E. Ahern 
JUNO BEACH - Helen E. Ahern, 82, of Juno Beach died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, in Jupiter Medical Center.
A native of Indianapolis, she lived in Juno Beach for seven months. She moved here from Palm City.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Palm City.
She was a member of the Evergreen Club.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Robert Ahern of Juno Beach; a son, R. Michael Ahern and wife Linda of Jasper, Ind.; two brothers, Marion A. and Jack D. Bugher, both of Indianapolis; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
A service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Palm City.
Arrangements are under the direction of All County Funeral Home & Crematory Treasure Coast Chapel, Stuart.

Samuel Anastasia Jr.
STUART - Samuel Anastasia Jr., 51, of Stuart died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000.
A native of Vineland, N.J., he lived in Stuart for eight years.
He was of the Catholic faith.
He was an industrial painter for Gator Painting, Jensen Beach.
He was a member of Golds Gym and an avid mountain climber.
He was predeceased by his father, Samuel Anastasia Sr., in 1999.
Survivors include his mother, Angela Congdon of Stuart; a sister, Judy Tamanini of Coral Springs, Fla.; a son, Samuel Anastasia of Vineland; and a daughter, Nicole Anastasia of Dania, Fla.
A Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Stuart.
Those who wish may contribute to the American Heart Association, 1111 S. Federal Highway, Suite 110, Stuart, FL 34994.
Arrangements are under the direction of Choice Funeral Home, Stuart.

Arthur L. Ballard
STUART - Arthur L. Ballard, 56, of Stuart died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000.
He lived in Stuart for 25 years. He moved here from Deerfield Beach.
He was a boat carpenter.
He was predeceased by his wife, Darlene K. Ballard, in 1999.
Survivors include a daughter, Carry Ballard of Jupiter; a son, Louis W. Ballard and wife Shannon of Lake Worth; two sisters, Mary of Daytona Beach and Carol of Georgia; and two grandchildren.
A service will be private.
Arrangements are under the direction of All County Funeral Home & Crematory Treasure Coast Chapel, Stuart.

Anthony Dellorco
STUART - Anthony Dellorco, 73, of Stuart died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, in Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center.
A native of New York, N.Y., he lived in Stuart for one year. He moved here from South Nyack, N.Y.
Before retirement, he was a managing director of a housing project for St. Lucy's Catholic Church, New York City, for 20 years.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Angela Dellorco of Stuart; and a sister, Vella Urso of Yonkers, N.Y.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at Young & Prill Funeral Home, south of Stuart. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m.
Entombment will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City.
Those who wish may contribute to the American Heart Association, 1111 S. Federal Highway, Suite 110, Stuart, FL 34994.

Elizabeth "Betty' Farrell
PORT ST. LUCIE - Elizabeth ''Betty'' Farrell, 68, of Port St. Lucie died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, in a local hospital.
A native of Philadelphia, she lived in Port St. Lucie for 10 years. She moved here from Tucson, Ariz.
Before retirement, she was the deputy city clerk for Port St. Lucie.
She enjoyed the beach, traveling and reading.
Survivors include her husband, Russell S. Farrell of Port St. Lucie; a son, Russell Scott Farrell of Port St. Lucie; two daughters, Cheryl O'Rourke of Meshoppen, Pa., and Michele Pickett of Edmond, Okla.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at Yates Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie.
Inurnment will be at a later date.
Those who wish may contribute to Chaplain Services, Martin Memorial Medical Center, 300 Hospital Ave., Stuart, FL 34994.
Arrangements are under the direction of Yates Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie.

Alma M. Kelley
OKEECHOBEE - Alma M. Kelley, 84, of Okeechobee died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, in Susan's Country Manor.
A native of Yonkers, N.Y., she lived in Okeechobee for two years. She moved here from Port St. Lucie, where she lived for 20 years.
She was a homemaker.
She attended St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, Fort Pierce.
Survivors include a brother, Joseph Melvin of Fort Pierce. A Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Aycock Funeral Home, Fort Pierce.

Eleanor "Ellie' Kiefer
PALM CITY - Eleanor ''Ellie'' Kiefer, 82, of Palm City died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, in Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., she lived in Palm City for 12 years. She moved here from Clearwater.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Hempstead Golf Club, Long Island, N.Y., and Martin Downs Golf Club.
Survivors include her husband of 59 years, John Al Kiefer of Palm City; a daughter, Lynn Holt of Piedmont, Calif.; and a grandchild.
A service will be at a later date.
Those who wish may contribute to Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie, P.O. Box 1168, Stuart, FL 34995-1168.
Arrangements are under the direction of the National Cremation Society, West Palm Beach.

Marc Anthony Moyantcheff
STUART - Marc Anthony Moyantcheff, 38, of Stuart died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000.
A service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, at Treasure Coast Community Church, Jensen Beach.
Arrangements are under the direction of Choice Funeral Home, Stuart.

Wyatt Steven Pierce
PORT ST. LUCIE - Wyatt Steven Pierce, 43, of Port St. Lucie died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at his home.
A native of Danbury, Conn., he lived in Port St. Lucie for 4 1/2 years. He moved here from Fort Lauderdale.
He was employed by Van Land, Fort Lauderdale.
Survivors include his mother, Carolyn Mae Duckworth of Port St. Lucie; three brothers, Robert Lee Pierce Jr. of Danbury, Alan Pierce of Phoenix and Keith Meade Jr. of Phoenix; and five sisters, Donna Beckley of Hillsville, Va., Helen Eklund of Port St. Lucie, Dawn Keirn of Yuma, Ariz., Kathleen Pierce of Phoenix and Tammy Avery of Hillsville.
Those who wish may contribute to Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie, P.O. Box 1168, Stuart, FL 34995-1168.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Roger L. Byrd Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie.

Robert E. Shipley
STUART - Robert E. Shipley, 76, of Stuart died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at his home.
A native of Waynesville, Ill., he lived in Stuart since 1959. He moved here from Waynesville.
He served in the Marines during World War II.
He was a carpenter.
Survivors include two sons, Jeff Shipley of Stuart and Bradley B. Shipley of Port St. Lucie; two daughters, Sue Leslie of Sarasota and Rhonda Campbell of Maggie Valley, N.C.; a sister, Dorothy LeDue of Waynesville; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wallace & White Funeral Home, Stuart.

John J. Walsh Jr.
STUART - John J. Walsh Jr., 66, of Carteret, N.J., and Stuart died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, in Rahway Hospital.
He was a native of Jersey City, N.J.
Before retirement, he worked for Anheiser-Busch, Newark, N.J., for 30 years.
He was an Army veteran.
He was a communicant of St. James Church, Woodbridge, N.J.
Survivors include his wife, Grace De Santis Walsh; a son, Charles Lemanski of Sewaren, N.J.; a daughter, Cecelia Martinez of Woodbridge; two brothers, Dan Walsh of Bayonne, N.J., and Bill Walsh of Bayonne; three sisters, Nancy Callahan of Freeport, N.Y., Mary Rodrique of Bayonne and Helen Coakley of Rahway; and four grandchildren;.
A service will be Friday, Feb. 18, at Costello-Greiner Funeral Home, Woodbridge.
Entombment will be in Woodbridge Memorial Gardens.

Mary Louise Wilson
PORT ST. LUCIE - Mary Louise Wilson, 85, of Port St. Lucie died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at her home.
A native of Hopkinsville, Ky., she lived in Port St. Lucie for 17 years. She moved here from Ferguson, Mo.
Before retirement, she was the supervisor of the coffee shop in Christian Hospital NW, St. Louis.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Wilson.
Survivors include four daughters, JoAnn Marshall of Port St. Lucie, Carolyn Varney and husband William of Naples, Betty Masterson and husband Bob of St. Louis and Patricia Clements and husband Gary of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; five sons, Richard Wilson and wife Barbara of St. Joseph, Mo., Robert Wilson and wife Pat of Evansville, Ind., Thomas Wilson of Port St. Lucie, John Wilson and wife Nati of Port St. Lucie and Donald Wilson and wife Sharon of Berthoud, Colo.; 22 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
A service will be at noon today at Aycock Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie.
Burial will be in Fernhill Memorial Gardens, Stuart.
Those who wish may contribute to the American Cancer Society, 1695 S.E. Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997.

John S. Wise III
PORT ST. LUCIE - John S. Wise III, 95, of Port St. Lucie died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, in Palm Gardens of Port St. Lucie.
A native of Hazelton, Pa., he lived in Port St. Lucie for 20 years. He moved here from Taylors Island, Md.
Before retirement, he was a manager with Pennsylvania Power & Light, Lancaster, Pa., for 15 years.
He was predeceased by his wife, Catherine R. Wise, in 1998.
Survivors include two sons, John D. Wise of Exton, Pa., and Peter N. Wise of Satellite Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Susan W. Dyson of Lancaster; a sister, Mary W. Stauffer of Bethlehem, Pa.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Those who wish may contribute to Hospice of the Treasure Coast, P.O. Box 1748, Fort Pierce, FL 34954-1748.
Arrangements are under the direction of Young & Prill Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie.

Phyllis Andrews
STUART - Phyllis Breimer Andrews, 89, of Stuart died Monday, May 15, 2000, at Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie, Stuart.
A native of Streator, Ill., she lived in Stuart for eight months. She moved here from Port St. Lu cie, where she lived for almost 30 years.
She was a member of the First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, Port St. Lucie.
She was predeceased by her husband Russell W. Andrews in 1985.
Survivors include a son, John W. Andrews and wife Anna of Oxford, Pa.; two granddaughters, Lynne A. Bargar of Saegertown, Pa., and Denise Andrews of Royal Oak, Mich.; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, at the Roger L. Byrd Port St. Lucie Funeral Home. The Rev. Gilbert Thomas of First Congregational Church United Church of Christ will officiate.
Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Streator.
Those who wish may contribute to Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie, P.O. Box 1168, Stuart, FL 34995-1168.

Barbara Brock
STUART - Barbara Josephine Brock, 75, of Stuart died Monday, May 15, 2000, at her home.
A native of Preston, England, She lived in Stuart for three years. She moved here from Houston.
Before retirement, she was a pet groomer and owner of Pet Spoilers in Texas and Florida for 25 years.
She was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Port Salerno.
She was a member of the National Dog Groomers Association.
Survivors include two sons, Hamric Steven Brock and wife Cindy, and David Livingstone Brock and wife Susan, all of Stuart; four sisters Brenda Royels, Freda Southworth, May Hodgin and Evelyn Baker, all of England; and five granddaughters.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 17 at Wallace & White Funeral Home chapel, Stuart.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church.
Those who wish may contribute to Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie, P.O. Box 1168, Stuart, FL 34995-1168.

Jean Crocitto
PORT ST. LUCIE - Jean Crocitto, 91, of Port St. Lucie died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at her home.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., she lived in Port St. Lucie for 24 years. She moved here from Syosset, N.Y.
She was the treasurer of the Italian American Club, Port St. Lucie, and a member of the hospital auxiliary.
She was predeceased by her husband William Crocitto.
Survivors include four sons, William, Robert, Paul and Tom Crocitto; a daughter, Geraldine Crocitto; and 13 grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today at St. Lucie Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie.
Those who wish may contribute to the American Cancer Society, 1695 S.E. Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997; or to Hospice of the Treasure Coast, P.O. Box 1748, Fort Pierce, FL 34954-1748.
Arrangements are under the direction of Yates Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie.

Anna L. Gobie
PORT ST. LUCIE - Anna L. Gobie, 92, of Port St. Lucie died Sunday, May 14, 2000, in St. Lucie Medical Center.
A native of Bradley, Maine, she moved here from Miami.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Gerald Gobie of Manassas, Va., and Edward Gobie of Miami; three daughters, Phyllis Seward of St. Cloud, Fla., and Patricia O'Keefe and Linda Gobie, both of Port St. Lucie; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will Wednesday, May 17, in Graceland Memorial Park, Miami.
Arrangements are under the direction of All County Funeral Home, Stuart.

Leona R. Shaner
PORT ST. LUCIE - Leona R. Shaner, 84, of Port St. Lucie died Thursday, May 11, 2000, at Port St. Lucie Nursing and Restorative Care.
A native of Buffalo, N.Y., she lived in Port St. Lucie for 15 years. She moved here from Elma, N.Y.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, George Shaner of Port St. Lucie; a daughter, Penny Heffler of Westmont, Ill.; and a grandchild.
Arrangements are under the direction of All County Funeral Home, Stuart.

Lenore E. Viland
HOBE SOUND - Lenore E. Viland, 89, of Hobe Sound died Sunday, May 14, 2000, in Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart.
A native of Geneva, Ohio, she lived in this area since 1954.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Covenant Fellowship Baptist Church, Stuart.
She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Geneva, and sang for many years with Sweet Adelines International in Stuart and West Palm Beach.
She was predeceased by her husband, Fredrick J. Viland, in 1984.
Survivors include a son Eugene A. "Mick" Viland and wife Pam of Punta Gorda, Fla.; a daughter, Evelyn L. Key of Hobe Sound; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A service will be at a later date.
Those who wish may contribute to the Covenant Fellowship Baptist Church Building Fund.
Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City.

Louis A. Wise
PORT ST. LUCIE - Louis A. Wise, 85, of Port St. Lucie died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Port St. Lucie Nursing and Restorative Care.
A native of Detroit, he lived in Port St. Lucie for 25 years. He moved here from Michigan.
Before retirement, he was a sales manager for hydraulic scales.
He enjoyed golfing.
He was predeceased by a son, Craig L. Wise.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Eleanor Wise of Port St. Lucie; a son, Lawrence Wise of Port St. Lucie; a daughter, Karen Elliott of Delray Beach; a sister, Lucille Zumstein of Chicago; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Those who wish may contribute to the American Heart Association, 1111 S. Federal Highway, Suite 110, Stuart, FL 34994.
Arrangements are under the direction of All County Funeral Home, Stuart.


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