Miscellaneous Martin County, Florida Obituaries

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Frank James Adair Jr.
HOBE SOUND - Frank James Adair Jr., 65, of Hobe Sound died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, in Lehigh, Pa.
He was a native of Philadelphia.
Before retirement in 1990, he was a division manager for Bell Communications Research for 38 years.
He served in the Army during the Korean War.
He was a past president and board member of Heritage Ridge Mens League at Heritage Ridge Golf Club, Hobe Sound.
He was a private pilot and enjoyed golfing, fishing, boating and traveling.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Helen L. Dunn Adair of Hobe Sound; two daughters, Gail L. Zinn-Phelps and husband Jeff of Chino, Calif., and Judith A. Avalon and husband James of Alburtis, Pa.; and four grandsons.
Those who wish may contribute to the American Cancer Society, 1695 S.E. Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997.
Arrangements are under the direction of David J. Boyko Funeral Home, Macungie, Pa.

Kathleen Mead Coyle
PORT ST. LUCIE - Kathleen Mead Coyle, 92, of Port St. Lucie died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at Port St. Lucie Nursing and Restorative Care Center.
A native of Newark, N.J., she lived in the Port St. Lucie for three years. She moved here from Palatka, Fla.
Before retirement, she was an X-ray technician.
She was of the Catholic faith.
She was a past New Jersey president of the Spanish American War Veterans Auxiliary
She was predeceased by her husband, Hubert M. Coyle, in 1985.
Survivors include two daughters, Eurleen K. Gavigan and husband Joseph, and Franceslee K. Stift and husband Edward, all of Port St. Lucie; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Roger L. Byrd Port St. Lucie Funeral Home chapel. A vigil service will be at 7:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at St. Lucie Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie.
Committal services and burial will be in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.
Those who wish may contribute to the Shriners & Crippled Children, 12502 North Pine Drive, Tampa, FL 33612; or to the Leukemia Society of America, 5840 Corporate Way, Suite 102, West Palm Beach, FL 33409.

Dorothy Heinbach
FORT PIERCE - Dorothy Wagner Heinbach, 76, of Fort Pierce died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000.
A native of Toledo, Ohio, she lived in Fort Pierce for 23 years. She moved here from Toledo.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church, Fort Pierce.
Survivors include her husband, Jacob C. Heinbach of Fort Pierce; a daughter, Cherie L. Sudderth of Fort Pierce; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at St. Mark's Catholic Church.
Those who wish may contribute to the church at 1924 Zephyr Ave., Fort Pierce, FL 34982.
Arrangements are under the direction of Haisley-Hobbs Funeral Home, Fort Pierce.

Dorothy G. Roscitt
PALM CITY - Dorothy G. Roscitt, 66, of Palm City and Brick, N.J., died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at her home in Brick.
She was a native of Weehawken, N.J., she was a seasonal resident of Palm City for 10 years.
She was an office manager for Roscitt Electric Corp., West New York, N.J.
Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Frank Roscitt; a son Frank Roscitt and wife Lorie of Lincroft, N.J.; a daughter, Pamela Donohue of Middletown, N.J.; and four grandchildren.
A service will be Monday, Sept. 18, in New Jersey.
Entombment will be in Fairview Mausoleum, Fairview, N.J.
Those who wish may contribute to Meridian Hospice, 615 Hope Road, Eatontown, NJ 07724; or to Palm City Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 517, Palm City, FL 34991.
Arrangements are under the direction of Vainieri Funeral Home, North Bergen, N.J.

Ona Jo Walters
STUART - Ona Jo Walters, 88, of Augusta, Ga., died Thurs- day, Sept. 14, 2000, in Doctors Hospital, Augusta.
A native of Ellisville, Miss., she was a former longtime resident of Stuart.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Stuart.
She was predeceased by her husband, Velton Walters.
Survivors include two sons, Joseph Velton Walters of Florence, S.C., and Jerry Collins Walters of Augusta; a daughter, Paula Corine Fales of Elizabethtown, Ky.; a sister, Letha Bateman of Franklinton, La.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at Wallace & White Funeral Home chapel, Stuart.
A service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Fernhill Memorial Gardens, Stuart.

Wayne C. Bryant
PORT ST. LUCIE - Wayne C. Bryant, 74, of Port St. Lucie died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at his home.
He lived in Port St. Lucie for four years. He moved here from Lanoka Harbor, N.J.
Before retirement, he was a service station manager for Mobile Oil, New Jersey.
He served in the Army during World War II and the Korean War.
He was a member of St. Lucie Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie.
He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth Bryant, on Feb. 8, 1996.
Survivors include four sons, Wayne B. Bryant of Lakehurst, N.J., Robert E. Bryant of Bayville, N.J., John C. Bryant of Forked River, N.J., and Donald Bryant of Toms River, N.J.; three daughters, Ginenne Boehm of Coral Springs, Fla., Colleen M. Maresca of Bayville, and Theresa Van Halem of Toms River; two brothers, Frank Bryant of De- Land, Fla., and Leo Bryant of Ocala; a sister, Carol Toth of Carteret, N.J.; 18 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today at St. Lucie Catholic Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Roger L. Byrd Port St. Lucie Funeral Home.

Barbara S. Fowler
JENSEN BEACH - Barbara S. Fowler, 77, of Jensen Beach died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, in Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart.
A native of Detroit, she lived in Stuart for 25 years. She moved here from Detroit.
Before retirement, she was an accountant for the Atomic Power Development Authority, Detroit, for 10 years.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Stuart.
Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Donald Fowler of Jensen Beach; and a brother, James Benke of Michigan. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, at Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City.
A service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Henry B. Strock Jr. of First Presbyterian Church will officiate.
Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City.

Lawrence Kavanaugh
PORT ST. LUCIE - Lawrence Henry Kavanaugh, 82, of Port St. Lucie died Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999, at his home.
A native of Somerville, N.J., he lived in Port St. Lucie for 10 years. He moved here from North Plainfield, N.J.
Before retirement, he owned Acme Engineering, Middlesex, N.J., for 50 years.
He was a member of St. Lucie Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie.
He was a member of Friendly Sons & Daughters of Ireland; Knights of Columbus 522, Plainfield; 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, Union County 672; NACCC Alumni; and Flint & Steel, Plainfield.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Kavanaugh of Port St. Lucie; three daughters, Mary Ellen Watson of West Springfield, Va., Jane Williams of Somerville and Elizabeth Neston of Orlando; two sons, Lawrence H. Kavanaugh Jr. of Davenport, Fla., and Kevin Kavanaugh of Ewing Township, N.J.; two sisters, Julia Moody and Patricia Kerwin, both of Greenbrook, N.J.; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at the Roger L. Byrd Port St. Lucie Funeral Home. A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, at St. Lucie Catholic Church.
Burial will be in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Somerville.
Out-of-town arrangements are under the direction of Sheenan Funeral Home, Dunellen, N.J.

Patricia D. Schlette
PORT ST. LUCIE - Patricia D. Schlette, 42, of Port St. Lucie died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999, in Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart. A native of Perth Amboy, N.J., she lived in Port St. Lucie for six years. She moved here from New Brunswick, N.J.
She was a registered nurse for Community Dialysis Center, Fort Pierce.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas G. Schlette of Port St. Lucie; a son, Cheynne Schlette of Port St. Lucie; a daughter, Shannon Schlette of Port St. Lucie; her father, Robert Johnsen Sr. of Miramar, Fla.; and two brothers, Robert Johnsen Jr. and wife Faith of Port St. Lucie and Carl Johnsen of Miramar.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at the Aycock Funeral Home chapel, Port St. Lucie. The Rev. Barry Forrestal, chaplain of Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie, will officiate.
Those who wish may contribute to Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie, P.O. Box 1168, Stuart, FL 34995-1168.

Anthony Sconza Jr.
PORT ST. LUCIE - Anthony Sconza Jr., 73, of Port St. Lucie died Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999, in St. Lucie Medical Center.
A native of Lyndhurst, N.J., he lived in Port St. Lucie for 14 years. He moved here from Wayne, N.J.
Before retirement, he was a truck driver for Interstate Motor Freight, New Jersey, for 30 years.
He served in the Navy as a boatsman mate during World War II.
He was predeceased by his wife, Anna Sconza, on Feb. 7, 1999.
Survivors include a son, Anthony Sconza III and wife Rose of Palm Harbor, Fla.; two daughters, Joan Seidel and husband Tom of Port St. Lucie and Barbara Price and husband Jeff of Wayne; and five grandchildren.
Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at Aycock Funeral Home chapel, Port St. Lucie.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, at St. Lucie Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie.
Entombment will be in Fernhill Memorial Gardens, Stuart.

Robert Bernhard 
PORT ST. LUCIE - Robert Bernhard, 80, of Port St. Lucie died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie Residence, Stuart.
A native of Bronx, N.Y., he lived in Port St. Lucie for 26 years. He moved here from Bronx.
Before retirement, he was a tile and carpet technician with Brunswick Floor, Bronx, for 28 years.
He served in the Air Force during World War II.
He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie.
He was predeceased by a son, Robert Bernhard.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Mary Bernhard of Port St. Lucie; a son, Richard Bernhard of Port St. Lucie; a daughter, Lorraine Niforos and husband Nicholas of Thiells, N.Y.; a brother, Arnold Bernhard of Bunnell, Fla.; and five grandchildren.
Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Holy Family Catholic Church.
Inurnment will be in All Saints Cemetery, Jensen Beach.
Those who wish may contribute to Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie, P.O. Box 1168, Stuart, FL 34995-1168.

Richard Hoffman
STUART - Richard Hoffman, 66, of Stuart died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, in Martin Memorial Hospital South, Port Salerno.
A native of Newark, N.J., he lived in Stuart for 12 years. He moved here from Highland Park, N.J.
Before retirement, he was a mail handler for the U.S. Postal Service in New Brunswick, N.J., for 34 years.
He was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church, Hobe Sound.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Dianne Hoffman.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Mary Hoffman; two sons, Richard Hoffman III and wife Te resa of Cooper City, Fla., and Robert Hoffman and wife Lori of Harrison, N.Y.; two daughters, Patricia Balazovich and husband Dennis of Jacksonville and Mary T. Whiting and husband Wayne of Sayreville, N.J.; and six grandchildren.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at Young & Prill Funeral Home, south of Stuart.
A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.
Those who wish may contribute to Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie, P.O. Box 1168, Stuart, FL 34995-1168.

Laura Liotta
PORT ST. LUCIE - Laura Liotta, 83, of Port St. Lucie died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie Residence, Stuart.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., she lived in Port St. Lucie for 20 years. She moved here from Sunrise, Fla.
Before retirement, she was a seamstress in Fort Lauderdale and New York for 45 years.
She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie.
She was predeceased in April by her husband of 63 years, Joseph A. Liotta.
Survivors include a son, Joseph V. Liotta and wife Delores of Huntsville, Ala; two daughters, Joan Cizek and husband Robert of Sayville, N.Y., and Jennifer Pierce and husband Robert of Meridianville, Ala.; three brothers, Sam Prescia of Summerville, Fla., Phil Prescia of Port St. Lucie and John Prescia of Elmont, N.Y.; seven grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the Roger L. Byrd Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie.
Those who wish may contribute to Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie, P.O. Box 1168, Stuart, FL 34995-1168.

Friedel Emma Coane 
HOBE SOUND - Friedel Emma Coane, 89, of Hobe Sound died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, at Stuart Nursing & Restorative Care Center.
A native of Germany, she lived in Hobe Sound for 47 years.
She was of the Lutheran faith.
She was predeceased by her husband, Shaylor C. Coane.
Survivors include a stepson, Noel ''Sonny'' Coane of Sevierville, Tenn.; a stepdaughter, Shirley C. Gliedman of Palm City; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. today at Wallace & White Funeral Home chapel.
A service will be at 11 a.m. today at the funeral home. The Rev. H.C. Abrams will officiate.
Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park, Tequesta.
Those who wish may contribute to the Sheriff's Youth Ranch.

David M. Franklin
BOSTIC, N.C. - David M. Franklin, 48, of Bostic died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at his home.
A native of Spring Lake, N.J., lived in Bostic since 1999. He moved there from Stuart, where he lived for 18 years.
He was senior vice president of investments and a portfolio manager with Legg Mason Wood Walker, Stuart, which he helped establish in 1994. He also worked at Prudential Bache and EF Hutton, also in Stuart.
He was a graduate of James Madison University in Virginia, where he founded the Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity in 1972.
In 1997, he created the non-profit Dixon-Franklin Foundation, which provides funding to other non-profit organizations with low administrative expenses.
Survivors include his mother, Veronica Franklin of Bostic and Fort Lauderdale; a sister, Michele Peasley and husband Frederick of Bostic; and four brothers, Gregory Franklin of Bostic, Anthony Franklin and wife Nancy of Stuart, Christopher Franklin of Trujillo, Peru and Rockwell Franklin of Fort Lauderdale.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at The Grace Place, Port Salerno. Christopher Franklin will officiate.
Those who wish may contribute to the Dixon-Franklin Foundation, P.O. Box 7698, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33338.
Arrangements were under the direction of Padgett King Funeral Home, Bostic.

Robert J. LaBrecht
PALM CITY - Robert J. LaBrecht, 80, of Palm City died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, at Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie Residence, Stuart.
A native of Bronx, N.Y., he lived in Palm City for 10 years. He moved here from Rumsom, N.J.
Before retirement, he was president of John C. Slater Co., New York City, for 45 years.
He served in the Navy as an ensign during World War II.
He was a member of the Evergreen Club in Palm City and chaplain of the Palm City Civic Association.
He was a graduate of Ohio State University.
Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Eleanore LeBrecht of Palm City; a daughter, Lindsay LeBrecht Funk and husband Russ of Crayville, N.Y.; a son, James LeBrecht of Oakland, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Janice Zaifert and husband Richard of Weston, Fla.; a stepson, David Newman and wife Nicole of Plano, Texas; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, at Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City.
Burial was in Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, N.Y.
Those who wish may contribute to Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie, P.O. Box 1168, Stuart, FL 34995-1168.

Marjorie Larsson
INDIANTOWN - Marjorie Larsson, 70, of Indiantown died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, in Martin Memorial Hospital South, Port Salerno.
A native of Bronx, N.Y., she lived in Indiantown for 10 years. She moved here from Wayne, N.J.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a son, Arthur Larsson of Jersey City, N.J.; and a daughter, Lonny Fritts of Chino, Calif.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wallace & White Funeral Home, Stuart.

Robert F. Pierson Sr.
PORT ST. LUCIE - Robert F. Pierson Sr., 77, of Port St. Lucie died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, in Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart.
A native of Essexville, Mich., he lived in Port St. Lucie for four months. He moved here from Eastpoint, Mich.
Before retirement, he assembled armored cars for Textron in Detroit.
He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II.
He was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Irene Pierson of Port St. Lucie; three daughters, Judith Ann Fiori and husband Dominic of Shelby Township, Mich., Sandra Jean Patenaude and husband Wayne of Florence, Ore., and Diane Antoinette Winterbauer and husband Peter of Stuart; two sons, Robert F. Pierson Jr., and Dennis Raymond Pierson and wife Debra, all of Port St. Lucie; and five 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 Wallace & White Funeral Home, Stuart.

William C. Rice Jr.
PORT ST. LUCIE - William C. Rice Jr., 56, of Port St. Lucie died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at his home.
A native of Manchester, Tenn., he lived in Port St. Lucie for 25 years. He moved here from Chicago.
He was a building inspector for Palm Beach County.
He served in the Army.
He was an avid fisherman.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Margaret Rice of Port St. Lucie; his parents, Emil and Lois Traficante, both of Port St. Lucie; a son, Emil Rice of Port St. Lucie; a brother, Fred Rice of Margate, Fla.; and a sister, Sharon Dolnick of Port St. Lucie.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at All County Funeral Home, Treasure Coast Chapel, Stuart.
A service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, at First Baptist Church of Tequesta. 

Jack B. Strange
PALM CITY - Jack B. Strange, 72, of Palm City died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, in Martin Memorial Hospital South, Port Salerno.
A native of Harrisburg, Ill., he lived in Stuart for 23 years. He moved here from Louisville, Ky.
He was the owner of Strange & Co. Insurance, Palm City since 1985.
He served in the Navy.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Strange-Honchar and husband Robert of West Palm Beach; a son, Gary Strange of Boynton Beach; a brother, Jeff Strange of Melbourne; and a grandson.
An Open House Remembrance will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at 3544-A S.W. Quail Meadow Trail, Martin Downs, Palm City.
Those who wish may contribute to Friends of the Everglades, 7800 Red Road, Suite 215K, Miami, FL 33143.
Arrangements are under the direction of Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart.


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