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Wally Bandura
VERO BEACH - Wally Bandura, 86, of Butler, Pennsylvania, died Monday, March 15, 1999.
He was a native of Girard, Ohio.
Before retirement, he was a rigger for Armco Steel, Butler, for 37 years.
He was a member of Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Lyndora, Pa.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Rose Bandura of Butler; two sons, Wally R. Bandura and wife Judy of Vero Beach, and James F. Bandura and wife Joy of Fort Thomas, Ky.; two brothers, Joseph and Tom Bandura, both of Butler; three sisters, Mary Kutch and Ann Plyler, both of Butler, and Kathryn Duke of East Butler, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. today at Aycock Funeral Home, Fort Pierce.
A service will be 10:30 a.m. today at the funeral home. Father Timothy Tomson of Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Lyndora, will officiate.
Entombment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Fort Pierce.
Those who wish may contribute to VNA Hospice of Indian River County, 1111 36th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

Louis E. Barone
PORT ST. LUCIE - Louis E. Barone, 64, of Port St. Lucie died Monday, March 15, 1999, at his home.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., he lived in Port St. Lucie for four years. He moved here from Long Island, N.Y.
He was a plumber.
He served in the Navy during the Korean War.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge and the American Legion, all of Port St. Lucie.
His hobbies included sports.
Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Lorraine Barone of Port St. Lucie; a daughter, Lou Ann Houlihan of Sunrise, Fla.; a son, Joseph Barone of Miramar, Fla.; four stepdaughters, Madeline Baranovich of West Babylon, N.Y., Cindy Jacabacci of Bay Shore, N.Y., Dawn Kelly of West Islip, N.Y., and Debra Yeager of Shirley, N.Y.; two stepsons, Micheal Yeager of Babylon, N.Y., and Richard Yeager of St. Petersburg; a sister, Mary Cosentino of Port Orange, Fla.; and 10 grandchildren.
Services will be private.
Those who wish may contribute to Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie, P.O. Box 1168, Stuart, FL 34995-1168.

Lavern M. Bell
HOBE SOUND - Lavern M. Bell, 71, of Hobe Sound died Sunday, March 14, 1999, in Martin Memorial Hospital South, Port Salerno.
A native of Muskegon, Mich., he lived in Hobe Sound for 24 years. He moved here from Muskegon.
He was a real estate manager.
He served in the Army Air Corp.
He was a member of the Del Rio Fellowship Church, Port St. Lucie. His hobbies included gardening.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Margaret Bell of Hobe Sound; two daughters, Christie Davenport and husband Mark of Jonesboro, Ga., and Cindy Pitcher of Muskegon; two sons, Randy Bell and wife Cheryl of Port St. Lucie, and Mark Bell and wife Rosemary of Hobe Sound; three sisters, Kay Coates of Lake Park, Fla., and Beverly Meloche and Barbara Veltman, both of Muskegon; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight at All County Funeral Home & Crematory Treasure Coast Chapel, Stuart.
A service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 18, at Community Bible Church, Port Salerno.
Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Jensen Beach.
Those who wish may contribute to Del Rio Fellowship Church, 1204 S.W. Del Rio Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34953.

Kenneth S. Clasen
PORT ST. LUCIE - Kenneth S. Clasen, 74, of Port St. Lucie died Friday, March 12, 1999, in St. Lucie Medical Center.
A native of Dorchester, Mass., he lived in Port St. Lucie for seven years. He moved her from Washingtonville, N.Y.
Before retirement, he served 13 years in the Navy and nine years in the Air Force.
He served in World War II, Vietnam War and Korean War.
He was a member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 113, Port St. Lucie; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8691, Washingtonville; Non-commissioned Officers Association; Navy Armed Guard World War II; AARP; Monell Engine Company, Washingtonville; and Orange County Volunteer Firemens Association.
Survivors include his wife, Inez Clasen of Port St. Lucie; three sons, Phillip H. Clasen of Texas, Kenneth S. Clasen Jr. of Colorado and William S. Clasen of Oak Ridge, N.J.; and a brother, Lester Clasen of Firestone, Colo.
Committal services with full military honors will be conducted at a later date in The Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Roger L. Byrd Port St. Lucie Funeral Home.

Jean DeKeulenaere
PORT ST. LUCIE - Jean DeKeulenaere, 94, of Port St. Lucie died Thursday, March 11, 1999, in St. Lucie Medical Center.
A native of France, he lived in Port St. Lucie since 1970. He moved here from Greenville, R.I.
Before retirement, he was a machinist.
Survivors include two sons, Jean F. and Robert DeKeulenaere, both of Greenville; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Roger L. Byrd Port St. Lucie Funeral Home.

Kenneth W. Gravatt
PORT ST. LUCIE - Kenneth W. Gravatt, 86, of Port St. Lucie died Monday, March 15, 1999.
A native of Trenton, N.J., he lived in Port St. Lucie for 34 years. He moved here from New Jersey.
He was an avid golfer and tennis player.
He was predeceased by his wife, Verna R. Gravatt, in 1994.
Survivors include two brothers, Albert W. Gravatt Jr. of Micco, Fla., and William Gravatt of Lawrenceville, N.J.; and a sister, Virginia Cartledge of Charlotte, N.C.
A private service will be conducted at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Yates Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie.

Theresa Greco
PORT ST. LUCIE - Theresa Tartaglia Greco, 88, of Port St. Lucie died Friday, March 12, 1999, at Martin Nursing & Restorative Care Center, Stuart.
A native of Utica, N.Y., she lived in Florida since 1984.
She was predeceased by her husband, Peter Greco, in 1988.
Survivors include two sons, Frank Greco and wife Dolores of Montgomery, Ala., and Roger Greco of Port St. Lucie; a brother, Roger Tartaglia and wife Antoinette of Florida; a sister, Lydi Amodio of Utica; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted Tuesday, March 16, in Utica.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, New Hartford, N.Y.
Local arrangements are under the direction of Choice Funeral Home, Stuart.

Terree P. Hamilton
JENSEN BEACH - Terree P. Hamilton, 51, of Jensen Beach died Sunday, March 14, 1999, in Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart.
A native of Astoria, N.Y., she lived in Jensen Beach for 13 years. She moved here from Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
She was a hospital unit secretary at Martin Memorial Medical Center for nine years.
Survivors include her husband of 24 years, Alfred Hamilton of Jensen Beach; two daughters, Tricia Caden of Orange, Conn., and Michele Cavallo of Stuart; a son, Thomas Hamilton of Stuart; her mother, Gloria MacQueen of Iota, La.; two brothers, Bruce Nason of Palm Bay, Fla., and Peter Nason of Orlando; two sisters, Cheryl Nason of Long Island, N.Y., and Laurie Parker of Iota; and three grandchildren.
Those who wish may contribute to the American Cancer Society, 1695 S.E. Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997.
Arrangements are under the direction of All County Funeral Home & Crematory Treasure Coast Chapel, Stuart.

Palmer James Kelly
PORT ST. LUCIE - Palmer James Kelly, 61, of Port St. Lucie died Sunday, March 14, 1999, at Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie Residence.
A native of Vicco, Ky., he lived in Port St. Lucie for 20 years. He moved here from Beavercreek, Ohio.
He worked for the IFAS Research Center in Fort Pierce for 10 years and was owner of Penny Seat Covers, Fairborn, Ohio, for more than 20 years.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Thelma Kelly of Port St. Lucie; a son, John Palmer Kelly and wife Shelly of Kettering, Ohio; five brothers; six sisters; and two granddaughters.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Aycock Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie.
A service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 18, at Port St. Lucie Christian Church. Brother Jim Longley will officiate.
Burial will be in White City Cemetery, Fort Pierce.
Those who wish may contribute to Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie, P.O. Box 1168, Stuart, FL 34995-1168.

Thomas D. Miller Sr.
FORT PIERCE - Thomas D. Miller Sr., 71, of Fort Pierce died Monday, March 15, 1999, in St. Lucie Medical Center, Port St. Lucie.
A native of Fort Pierce, he lived here since 1995. He moved here from Tampa.
Before retirement, he owned and operated a title insurance company.
He served in the Air Force during the Korean War.
Survivors include a daughter, Diane Boyer and husband Randy of Okeechobee; a son, Thomas D. Miller Jr. and wife Judi of Tampa; a sister, Katharine Mims of Tampa; and seven grandchildren.
A service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the Old St. Lucie School, St. Lucie Village.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Roger L. Byrd Port St. Lucie Funeral Home.

Donald A. Osterbery
STUART - Donald A. Osterbery, 64, of Stuart died Monday, March 15, 1999, at his home.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., he lived in Stuart for eight years. He moved here from Elmont, N.Y.
Before retirement, he worked in aircraft maintenance for Grumman, Bethpage, N.Y., for 32 years.
He served in the Army during the Korean conflict.
He was a member of Moose Lodge, Stuart.
Survivors include his brother, Fred Osterbery and wife Coralie of Palm City.
Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City.
Those who wish may contribute to the American Heart Association, 1111 S. Federal Highway, Suite 110, Stuart, FL 34994.

Gaylord ""Lee'' Price
JENSEN BEACH - Gaylord ''Lee'' Price, 84, of Jensen Beach died Saturday, March 13, 1999, in a local hospital.
A native of Jamestown, N.Y., he lived in Jensen Beach for 21 years. He moved here from Miami.
He was self-employed in automotive and marine sales.
He was a member of Rader Methodist Church, Miami.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Rotary Club, Mi ami.
Survivors include his wife, Harriet Price of Jensen Beach; two sons, Michael Roger Price of Hickman, Tenn., and Lee Price Jr. of Miami; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of Haisley-Hobbs Funeral Home.

Kenyatta R. Rucker
Kenyatta R. Rucker, infant son of Kenyatta Rucker and Gregoria Perez-Rucker, died Thursday, March 11, 1999.
Survivors also include a brother, Damani Rucker of Stuart; maternal grandmother, Carmen Cabrere of Indiantown; maternal grandfather, Victor Perez of Stuart; and paternal grandparents, Daniel and Ethel Weaver of Hobe Sound.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 19, at the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Daniel Weaver will officiate.
Burial will be in Fernhill Memorial Gardens, Stuart.

Percival C. Rundle
FORT PIERCE - Percival C. Rundle, 84, of Fort Pierce died Thursday, March 11, 1999, in Lawnwood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Toronto, he lived in Fort Pierce for 13 years. He moved here from Detroit.
Before retirement, he was an engineer with Detroit Tap & Tool Co., Detroit, for 32 years.
He served in the Navy during World War II.
He was a member of Lakewood Park United Methodist Church, Fort Pierce.
He was a member of the American Legion, Fort Pierce, and the Loyal Order of the Moose.
Survivors include his wife of nine years, Dorothy A. Rundle of Fort Pierce; a son, David Rundle of Saline, Mich.; a daughter, Lois Clark of Hilton Head, S.C.; a sister, Doris Anderson of Ocala; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Those who wish may contribute to the Arthritis Foundation, 2930 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33409.
Arrangements are under the direction of Aycock Funeral Home, Fort Pierce.

Joseph Segrist
FORT PIERCE - Joseph Michael Segrist, 76, of Fort Pierce died Monday, March 15, 1999.
He was a native of Hempstead, N.Y.
Before retirement, he was a landscape supervisor with the City of Fort Pierce.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose 248, Fort Pierce.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at Yates Funeral Home, Fort Pierce. A Moose service by the Loyal Order of the Moose will follow.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 19, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Fort Pierce.
Burial will be in Riverview Memorial Park, Fort Pierce.

Joseph A. Witman
PORT ST. LUCIE - Joseph A. Witman, 72, of Port St. Lucie died Sunday, March 14, 1999, in St. Lucie Medical Center.
A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he lived in Port St. Lucie for six years. He moved here from Fort Lauderdale.
Before retirement, he worked with Buffalo Color/Allied Signal Co., Buffalo, for 25 years.
He was a member of St. Lucie Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Antoinette Witman of Port St. Lucie; two sons, Bob Witman of Port St. Lucie and Joseph A. Witman Jr. of Sunrise, Fla.; a daughter, Marianne Zielinski of Port St. Lucie; and two grandchildren.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Young & Prill Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie. A vigil service will be at 7:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 18, at St. Lucie Catholic Church.
Entombment will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City.

Augustine L. Barbatelli
FORT PIERCE - Augustine L. Barbatelli, 76, of Fort Pierce died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., he lived in Fort Pierce for 24 years. He moved here from New York.
Before retirement, he worked for Northrop Grumman, Stuart for 14 years.
He was of the Catholic faith.
He was a member of American Legion Post 358, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8058, Amvets Post 15 and Moose Lodge 248.
He was predeceased by his wife, Evelyn Barbatelli, in 1996.
Survivors include a daughter, Allene Schneider of Fort Pierce; a brother, Michael Barbatelli of Fort Pierce; a sister, Susan Mauro of Miramar, Fla.; and a grandchild.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Aycock Funeral Home chapel, Fort Pierce.
A prayer service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at the funeral home chapel.
Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Fort Pierce.
Those who wish may contribute to Hospice of the Treasure Coast, P.O. Box 1748, Fort Pierce, FL 34954-1748.

Antoinette Blanchette
POMPANO BEACH - Antoinette Blanchette, 99, of Pompano Beach died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at Vitas Hospice at the North Broward Medical Center, Pompano Beach.
A native of St. Hyacinthe, Canada, she lived in Pompano Beach for 10 years. She moved there from Hobe Sound.
She was a homemaker.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest V. Blanchette, in 1985.
Survivors include a son, Raymond Blanchette and wife Rosalie of Deerfield Beach; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.
Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Stuart.
Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City.
Those who wish may contribute to Vitas Healthcare Corp. of Florida, 3323 W. Commercial Blvd., Suite 200, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.

Preston F. Clowdus
PORT ST. LUCIE - Preston F. Clowdus, 75, of Port St. Lucie died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, at his home.
A native of Pattonville, Texas, he lived in Port St. Lucie for seven years. He moved here from West Palm Beach.
Before retirement, he was an electrician.
He served in the Army during World War II.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Hilda Clowdus; two sons, David Clowdus and wife Connie of Sebastian and Randy Clowdus and his wife Kelly of Hillsboro, Texas; four daughters, Paula Harden and husband Gary of Dallas, Sandy Pitts and husband Jerry of Anniston, Ala., Sheila Barry and husband Harvey of Lake Worth and Patricia Bilott and husband Ron of Port St. Lucie; a sister, Mildred Clowdus of Long Beach, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at the Roger L. Byrd Port St. Lucie Funeral Home.
A service will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel.
Burial will be private in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.
Those who wish may contribute to Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie, P.O. Box 1168, Stuart, FL 34995-1168.

Vito James Tabacco
FORT PIERCE - Vito James Tabacco, 64, of Fort Pierce died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, in St. Lucie Medical Center, Port St. Lucie.
A native of Bronx, N.Y., he lived in Fort Pierce for 13 years. He moved there from Fort Lauderdale.
Before retirement, he was a furniture craftsman.
He served in the Navy.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas Tabacco of Bushkill, Pa., and Scott Tabacco of New Jersey; two daughters, Cindy Tabacco of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Donna Tabacco of Miami; a brother, Joseph Tabacco of Bronx; five sisters, Mary Condon of Lyndhurst, N.J., Ida Fattrusso of Port St. Lucie, Vincenza Godwin of New City, N.Y., Louise Manoco of Fishkill, N.Y., and Nancy Tortortella of Rutherford, N.J.; and six grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of All County Funeral Home & Crematory Treasure Coast Chapel, Stuart.

Elizabeth Ann Berry
PORT ST. LUCIE - Elizabeth Ann Berry, 42, of Port St. Lucie died Monday, May 15, 2000, at her residence.
A native of South Amboy, N.J., she lived in Port St. Lucie for 19 years. She moved here from Newnan, Ga.
She was employed with the Visiting Nurses Association of Martin County as an administrative assistant for the past 16 years.
She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie.
She was a member of the Port St. Lucie Jaycees.
Survivors include her husband, Roger Berry of Port St. Lucie; her father, Steve Mrvicin of South Amboy; two sons, Christopher Roger Berry and Steven Charles Berry, both of Port St. Lucie; a daughter, Dana Rene Berry of Port St. Lucie; five brothers, Steve Mrvicin of Panarama City, Calif., Scott Mrvicin of Perth Amboy, N.J., Shawn Mrvicin of South Amboy, Shannon Mrvicin of Manalapan, N.J., and Stewart Mrvicin of South Toms River, N.J.; and a sister, Eileen McGee of South Amboy.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Young & Prill Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 18, at Holy Family Catholic Church.
Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City.
Arrangements are under the direction of Young & Prill Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie.

Anthony J. Carbone
PORT ST. LUCIE - Anthony "Tony" J. Carbone, 76, of Port St. Lucie died Monday, May 15, 2000, at home.
A native of Chicago, he lived in Port St. Lucie for 18 years. He moved here from Jersey City, N.J.
Before retirement, he was a millwright for American Can Company in Hoboken, N.J. for 25 years.
He served in the Army during World War II.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, Fort Pierce.
He was a member of the D.A.V. Chapter 113, Port St. Lucie and the American Legion Port St. Lucie Post.
He was predeceased by his wife, Irene F. Carbone, in 1999.
Survivors include two sons, Michael N. Carbone of Bridgewater, N.J., and Anthony J. Carbone and wife Donna of Hoboken; two daughters, Dorothy Semblewski and husband John of Jackson, N.J., and Teresa J. Swartz and husband Peter of Port St. Lucie; two sisters, Rose Blackburn of East Brunswick, N.J., and Teresa Lazzaro of Lakewood, N.J.; a brother, Nicholas Carbone of Jersey City; and six grandchildren.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 19, in the chapel of Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20. Bishop Gerald Sides officiate.
Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Park.
Those who wish may contribute to the American Cancer Society, 1695 S.E. Indian St., Stuart, FL 34994.

Robert Croisetiere Sr.
STUART - Robert W. Croisetiere Sr., 75, of Stuart died Friday, May 12, 2000, in Martin Memorial Hospital South.
A native of Marquette, Mich., he lived in Hobe Sound and Stuart for 30 years.
He served in the Army during World War II.
He was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church in Hobe Sound where he served as a sacristan.
He was a 4th degree Knight of Columbus with the Father McGivney Assembly No. 1764 Knights of Columbus, past Grand Knight of Hobe Sound Council No. 10718 Knights of Columbus, a member of VFW Post 10132 of Hobe Sound, a life member of Everglades State 2 DAV; a member of American Legion Post No. 0271 and a charter member of the World War II Memorial.
Survivors include two sons, Lawrence Croisetiere and wife Faye of Stuart and Gary Croisetiere of Stuart; a daughter, Denise Dawydko and husband John of Marquette, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at Young & Prill Funeral Home, Stuart. A prayer service will begin at 7 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, May 19, at St. Christopher Catholic Church.
Burial will be in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.

Catherine Demone
JENSEN BEACH - Catherine Demone, 81, of Jensen Beach died Sunday, May 14, 2000, in Martin Memorial Medical Center.
A native of Hoboken, N.J., she lived in Jensen Beach for 15 years. She moved here from North Miami Beach.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Joseph Demone of Jensen Beach; two sons, Joseph Demone Jr. of Stuart and Dominick Demone of Arizona; a daughter, Annette Tremitidi of Lakewood, N.J.; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of All County Funeral Home & Crematory Treasure Coast Chapel, Stuart.

Alvin Drake
HOBE SOUND - Alvin Drake, 89, of Hobe Sound died Monday, May 15, 2000, in Martin Memorial Hospital South.
A native of Tangier, Ind., he lived in Hobe Sound for eight years. He moved here from Shelbyville, Ind.
He was a baking stationary engineer.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Doris Drake of Hobe Sound; two sons, Larry Drake of Greenfield, Ind., and Ronald Drake of Jupiter; a daughter, Shirley Drake of Hobe Sound; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
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 All County Funeral Home & Crematory Treasure Coast Chapel, Stuart.

Thomas S. Frates
OKEECHOBEE - Thomas S. Frates, 74, of Okeechobee died Thursday, May 11, 2000, in Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart.
A native of Tulsa, Okla., he lived in Okeechobee for 20 years. He moved here from Miami.
He was a fishing guide and boat captain at Buckhead Ridge Marina for 20 years.
He served in the Army during World War II and the Korean War. He received the Purple Heart and was awarded a battlefield commission of second lieutenant.
Survivors include three daughters, Hunter Reeves and Rebecca O'Donnell, both of Stuart, and Ramona Baiunco and husband Tom of Melbourne, Fla.; two sons, Clifford Frates of Raleigh, N.C., and Mike Frates and wife Chrissy of Stuart, his stepmother, Mex Frates of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Rodman and Kent Frates, both of Oklahoma City; and 14 grandchildren.
A memorial service was Saturday, May 13, at Buckhead Ridge Marina. The Rev. Richard Postell of Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, Okeechobee, officiated.
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 Young & Prill Funeral Home, Stuart.

Maggie Lookadoo
SHELBY, N.C. - Maggie Lee Terry Lookadoo, 90, of Shelby, N.C., died Sunday, May 14, 2000, in Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Shelby.
Before retirement, she was a retail sales associate.
She was predeceased by her husband, George Pinkney Lookadoo; and a son, Donald O. Luckadoo.
Survivors include two sons, J.D. Lookadoo and wife Hazel of Jensen Beach and Clifford Eugene Luckadoo of Shelby; two daughters, Kathleen Lookadoo and husband Charles of Shelby and Donnis Lookadoo Moose and husband Bill of Shelby; a brother, Leon Terry of Shelby; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
A service will be in North Carolina.
Burial will follow in Cleveland Memorial Park.
Those who wish may contribute to Putnam Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund, 1146 County Home Road, Shelby, N.C. 28152.
Arrangements are under the direction of Lutz-Austell Funeral Home, Shelby.

Sewell "C.Y." Miracle
PORT ST. LUCIE - Sewell "C.Y." Miracle, 87, of Port St. Lucie died Monday, May 15, 2000, at Emerald Health Care, Port St. Lucie.
A native of Davisburg, Ky., he lived in Port St. Lucie for five years. He moved here from Middlesboro, Ky.
Before retirement, he was a policeman with the City of Middlesboro for 37 years.
He was predeceased by his wife, Bertha Miracle, in August 1999.
Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Johnson and husband Jim of Stuart and Pat Whitt and husband Frank of Port St. Lucie; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A service will be in Kentucky.
Burial will be in Green Hills Memorial Gardens, Middlesboro.
Local arrangements are under the direction of Aycock Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie.

Roger E. Opie
JENSEN BEACH - Roger E. Opie, 69, of Jensen Beach died Friday, May 5, 2000, in Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Md.
A native of Memphis, Mo., he lived in Jensen Beach for 12 years. He moved here from Annapolis, Md.
Before retirement, he was employed for more than 30 years with the United States Department of Defense.
He was a veteran of the Army.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Stuart.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 22, at First Presbyterian Church of Stuart. The Rev. Henry Stock will officiate.
Inurnment will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City.
Those who wish may contribute to Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie, P.O. Box 1168, Stuart, FL 34995-1168 or the American Heart Association, 1111 S. Federal Highway, Stuart, FL 34994.
Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City.

Kaily Ann Pittman
PORT ST. LUCIE - Kaily Ann Pittman, 12, of Port St. Lucie died Sunday, May 14, 2000, as the result of an automobile accident.
A native of Kansas City, Kan., she lived in Port St. Lucie for four years. She moved here from Kansas City.
She was a sixth grader at Southport Middle School and had been a member of the Marlins Little League softball team at Sportsman Park, Port St. Lucie, driving in the winning runs in the game the night before she died.
Survivors include her mother, Janice Pittman, a brother, Nicholas Pittman and a sister, Tasia Pittman, all of Port St. Lucie; grandparents, David and Margaret Carnes of Fayetteville, Ga.; aunt and uncle, Heide and John Fuhrman of Olathe, Kan.; and an uncle, Rod Pittman of Kansas City.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at Young & Prill Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 19, in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Amanda Howard of Unity Church of Martin County, Stuart, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City.
Those who wish may contribute to the Pittman Family, c/o The Unity Church of Martin County, 213 Monterey Road, Stuart, FL 34994.

Beatrice Spranaitis
JENSEN BEACH - Beatrice Spranaitis, 82, of Jensen Beach died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, in Stuart Nursing and Restorative Care Center.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., she lived in Jensen Beach for four years. She moved here from Melbourne.
Before retirement, she was a nurses aide at Brunswick General Hospital for 12 years in Amityville, N.Y.
She was a member of St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, Jensen Beach.
Survivors include a son, Paul Spranaitis of East Patchogue, N.Y.; two daughters, Susan Keller of Ronkonkoma, N.Y. and Dolores Smith of Stuart; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Aycock Funeral Home, Jensen Beach. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 18, at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Aycock Funeral Home, Jensen Beach.

Jeannette Stone
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Jeannette Stone, 53, of Washington, died Monday, May 15, 2000, in Washington.
She was a native of Chipley, Fla., and a former resident of Fort Pierce. She moved to Washington in 1991.
She was a homemaker and the owner of a laundromat in Georgia.
Survivors include her husband, Lonne Stone of Washington; two sons, Kenny Stone III of Fort Pierce and Shannon Stone of Fort Pierce; a daughter, Missy Stone of Fort Pierce; her mother, Clotield Harlander of Lake Junauska, N.C.; her father, Lorenzo "Jack" Sowell of Panama City, Fla.; a brother, Jackie Sowell of Panama City; three sisters, Genava Smith of Panama City, Jenel Alley of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Janis Pope of Panama City; and four grandchildren.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at Haisley-Hobbs Funeral Home, Fort Pierce.
A service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 19, at the funeral home. The Rev. Craig Bridgers of Crossing Community Church will officiate.
Burial will be in White City Cemetery.

Eddy Venema
AMSTERDAM, Holland - Eddy Coenraad Johannes Venema, 68, of Amsterdam and Stuart died Friday, May 12, 2000.
He was a winter resident of Stuart since 1975.
Before retirement, he was the owner of family run hotels in the 1960s and "70s in the heart of Amsterdam.
Survivors include his wife, Ria Venema var Dijk of Amsterdam and Stuart; two sons, Peter Venema of Urk, Holland and Fred Venema of Amsterdam; and a daughter, Karin J.M. Ashmore Venema of Lakewood Park.
A service will be in Amsterdam.
Arrangements are under the direction of Watergraafsmeer Funeral Home, Amsterdam.


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