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Betty Lou Frame
STUART - Betty Lou Frame, 72, of Stuart died Thursday, May 18, 2000, at her home.
A native of Webster Groves, Mo., she lived in Stuart for 30 years. She moved here from St. Louis.
Before retirement, she was a bookkeeper.
She was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Survivors include two sons, Glen and Johnny Pemelman; a daughter, Janie Schofield; a sister, Dorothy Jane Vaugh of Wheatland, Mich.; and six grandchildren.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 22, at Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart.

Carl V. Giersch
PALM CITY - Carl V. Giersch, 76, of Palm City died Thursday, May 18, 2000, in St. Lucie Medical Center, Port St. Lucie.
A native of Long Branch, N.J., he lived in Palm City for nine years. He moved here from Little Silver, N.J.
Before retirement, he was a sales manager for Blue Ridge Fabrics, New York City for 25 years.
He served in the Army during World War II.
He was of the Catholic faith.
He was a 1949 graduate of Fordham University.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine Giersch of Palm City; two daughters, Janet M. Giersch of Little Silver and Virginia Holton and husband Henry of New York City; and a grandchild.
Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown, N.J.
Out-of-town arrangements are under the direction of John Day Funeral Home, Red Bank, N.J.
Local arrangements are under the direction of Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart.

Wallace Gojanovich
PORT ST. LUCIE - Wallace Gojanovich, 79, of Port St. Lucie died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, in St. Lucie Medical Center.
A native of New York City, he lived in Port St. Lucie for 24 years. He moved here from Piscataway, N.J.
Before retirement, he was a district manager with New Jersey Bell Telephone for more than 30 years.
He served in the Navy during World War II. He was aboard the USS Oglala in Pearl Harbor when it was heavily bombed and torpedoed Dec. 7, 1941.
He was a member of Telephone Pioneers of America, Pearl Harbor Survivors Club and Port St. Lucie Elks Lodge 2658.
He was a volunteer with the Second Sight Taping Studio, Jensen Beach.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mildred Gojanovich of Port St. Lucie; two sons, Robert Gojanovich and wife Lynn of Phillipsburg, N.J., and Michael Gojanovich and wife Vicki of Guelph, Ontario; two daughters, Pat Robinson and husband Steven of Port St. Lucie and Kathy Bellino and husband Angelo of New Berlin, N.Y.; a brother, Michael Gojanovich and wife Ann of Port St. Lucie; and seven grandchildren.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at Aycock Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie. A prayer service will be at 6:30 p.m. and a service by St. Lucie Elks Lodge 2568 will be at 7 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, May 22, at St. Lucie Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie, with Msgr. James Burke officiating.
Burial will be in Fernhill Me morial Gardens with an American Legion graveside service conducted at 12:30 p.m. Monday.

Alphonsus Grande
PORT ST. LUCIE - The Rev. Alphonsus Grande, C.P., 92, of Port St. Lucie died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie Residence, Stuart.
He was a native of Boston.
He was a priest for 46 years at almost 600 parishes. He was ordained a Passionist Priest on May 30, 1942. He assisted at Holy Family Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie.
Survivors include two brothers, Bernardine Grande of Brighton, Mass., and Nicholas Grande of Boston; and a sister, Maria Grande of Framingham, Mass.
Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, May 22, at Holy Family Catholic Church. A Concelebrated Vigil Mass will be celebrated at 7 p.m.
A Concelebrated Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Thursday, May 25, in Brighton.
Committal services and burial will be in Mount Benedict Cemetery, Boston.
Those who wish may contribute to Holy Family Catholic Church, P.O. Box 8447, Port St. Lucie, FL 34985.
Out-of-town arrangements are under the direction of Lehman & Reen Funeral Home.
Local arrangements are under the direction of Roger L. Byrd Port St. Lucie Funeral Home.

Francis M. Mansbery
STUART - A Mass for Francis M. "Red" Mansbery of Stuart will be celebrated today in Brecksville, Ohio.
He was predeceased by a son, Rusty Mansbery.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret B. Mansbery; a son, David I. Mansbery and wife Laurie; a brother, O. Paul Mansbery; and two grandchildren.
Those who wish may contribute to the Kidney Foundation of Ohio.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nosek & Sons, Gerber-McCreery Funeral Home, Brecksville.

Margaret M. McCahill
PORT ST. LUCIE - Margaret M. McCahill, 77, of Port St. Lucie died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, in St. Lucie Medical Center.
A native of New Britain, Conn., she lived in Port St. Lucie for 11 years. She moved here from Wilton Manors, Fla.
She was a member of St. Clemons Catholic Church.
Before retirement, she worked for the New Britain School District for 10 years.
She was a member of the St. Joseph Alumni Association and the American Association of University Women.
She graduated with a bachelor's degree in education and home economics from St. Joseph College, West Hartford, Conn.
Survivors include her husband, Everett McCahill of Port St. Lucie; two sons, Richard McCahill of Athens, Ga., and Gary McCahill and wife Leigh of Waterford, Conn.; a daughter, Sali McCahill of Lantana; a brother, William M. Meskill and wife Helen of East Line, Conn.; and a grandchild.
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.

Margaret B. Pfister
STUART - Margaret B. Pfister of Stuart died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at her home.
A native of Old Westberry, N.Y., she lived in Stuart for 29 years. She moved here from Wilmington, Del.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stuart.
She was a member of the Red Cross chapter in Stuart.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Pfister.
Survivors include two sisters, Eleanor Tressler and Gladys Longton, both of Stuart; and two brothers, John Quinn of Upper Darby, Pa., and Edward Quinn of Stuart.
A Mass will be celebrated at a later date at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Those who wish may contribute to St. Joseph Catholic Church & School, 1200 E. 10th St., Stuart, FL 34996.
Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City.

Ralph J. Baker 
JENSEN BEACH - Ralph J. Baker, 89, of Jensen Beach died Saturday, March 18, 2000, in Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart.
He was a native of Grayling, Mich.
Before retirement, he was an electrical engineer and owned Fisher-Baker Corp., with plants in Michigan and Florida.
He was active in United Methodist Church, Marine City, Mich.
He was active in the Marine City Chamber of Commerce and was a past president of the Marine City Lions Club. He served on the Board of Directors of the Marine City Savings and Trust, Michigan National Bank of Port Huron and the St. Clair (Mich.) County Planning Commission. He was a member of the Old Goats Golf Club.
He flew his own plane for many years for business and pleasure.
He graduated from the Detroit Institute of Technology.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Virginia Baker; a son, Robert Baker and wife Pam of Jensen Beach; three daughters, Carol Gardner and husband Loren of Suttons Bay, Mich., Marjorie Westrick and husband Vern of St. Clair and Virginia ''Ginger'' Ladensack and husband Carl of Marine City; four sisters, Meta Gilleo of Demorest, Ga., Edna Buckingham of Grand Rapids, Mich., Erma Wonsey of East China, Mich., and Ruth Thompson of Stuart; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A service will be Saturday in Marine City.
Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Marine City.
Those who wish may contribute to United Methodist Church, Marine City, Mich.; the Lions Club; or a charity of choice.
Local arrangements are under the direction of Forest Hills Memorial Park Funeral Home, Palm City.

Henry F. "Hank' Christeon
HOBE SOUND - Henry F. ''Hank'' Christeon, 86, of Hobe Sound died Sunday, March 19, 2000, at Mainer Health Care Center, Palm City.
A native of Chicago, he lived in Hobe Sound for seven years. He moved here from Homestead.
Before retirement, he was a real estate salesman in Waukegan, Ill., for 10 years. Previously, he worked for Bertman Electric, Chicago, for 18 years.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Ellen Christeon of Hobe Sound; his daughter, Audrey Matthiesen and husband Andrew of Oak Brook, Ill.; two sisters, Edith Krenek and Ruth Twait, both of Seneca, Ill.; and a grandson.
A service will be at noon Saturday at Young & Prill Funeral Home, south of Stuart. The Rev. Les A. Koerselman will officiate.
Those who wish may contribute to the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, 2675 S.E. Dixie Highway, Stuart, FL 34996.

Margaret Deutsch
PORT ST. LUCIE - Margaret Deutsch, 80, Port St. Lucie, died Saturday, March 18, 2000, in Life Care Center.
A native of Cincinnati, she lived in Port St. Lucie for 16 years.
Before retirement, she was an executive secretary.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Joseph Deutsch of Port St. Lucie; a daughter, Christina Bryant and husband Ronald of Jensen Beach; two sons, Greg Deutsch and wife Joanne of Boca Raton and Joseph Deutsch III of Ocala; a sister, Elizabeth Connolly of Houston; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 23, at St. Martin DePorres Catholic Church, Jensen Beach.
Those who wish may contribute to St. Martin DePorres Catholic Church, 2555 N.E. Savanna Road, Jensen Beach, FL 34957.
Arrangements are under the direction of All County Funeral Home & Crematory Treasure Coast Chapel, Stuart.

Florence Eastman
PORT ST. LUCIE - Florence Eastman, 84, of Port St. Lucie died Sunday, March 19, 2000, at her home.
A native of Munising, Mich., she lived in Port St. Lucie for 15 years. She moved here from Fort Lauderdale.
She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie. She was a member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul-St. Jude USA, and Employment of the Handicapped - White House Tours.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ford Wayne Eastman in 1996.
Survivors include a son, David Eastman of Port St. Lucie; two daughters, Carol Balance of Washington, D.C., and Sandi Johns Ricucci of Jacksonville; a brother, Joseph Piehl of Utah; two sisters, Mary Lasich of Sun City, Ariz., and Helen Foster of Michigan; and five grandchildren.
A Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.
Burial will be in Arlington (Va.) National Cemetery.
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.

George ""Bruce'' Fink
STUART - George ''Bruce'' Fink, 37, of Stuart died Sunday, March 19, 2000, in Martin Memorial Hospital South, Port Salerno.
A native of Philadelphia, he lived in Stuart for four years. He moved here from Philadelphia.
He was a technician with Service Master of three years.
Survivors include his mother, Anne B. Fink of Stuart; a son, Bruce Fink of Philadelphia; and a brother, John P. Edgar of Stuart.
A service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 24, at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Tequesta.
Those who wish may contribute to His Place, 825 E. 15th Street, Stuart, FL 34994.
Arrangements are under the direction of Young & Prill Funeral Home, south of Stuart.

Mildred C. Hissong
PORT ST. LUCIE - Mildred C. Hissong, 68, of Port St. Lucie, died Friday, March 17, 2000, in Hospice of the Treasure Coast Residence, Fort Pierce.
Born in Ferndale, Mich., she lived here for 17 years. She moved here from Greenbush, Mich.
She was a homemaker.
She was predeceased by her husband, E. H. Hissong; and a daughter, Linda Hall.
Survivors include a son, Clyde Hissong Jr. of Port St. Lucie; a sister, Mary Hannula of Canton, Mich.; and eight grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of Haisley-Hobbs Fu neral Home, Fort Pierce.
Those who wish may contribute to Hospice of the Treasure Coast, P.O. Box 1748, Fort Pierce, FL 34954-1748.

Audrey Dolores McFarlane
PORT ST. LUCIE - Audrey Dolores McFarlane, 64, of Port St. Lucie died Sunday, March 19, 2000, in Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart.
She was a native of Chicopee, Mass.
She was a member of the Shannon Baptist Church, Pocahontas, Ark.
Survivors include five sons, Joseph McFarlane and wife Kristy of Stuart, Michael McFarlane of Georgia, Ronald McFarlane and wife Shelley of Fort Lauderdale, Larry McFarlane and wife Janice of Seattle and David McFarlane and wife Barbara of Las Vegas, Nev.; three daughters, JoAnne Monik of East Salisbury, Pa., Maureen Banfield and husband Dale of Marysville, Ohio, and Lori Black and husband Joe of Caspville, Wash.; 18 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in Randolph County Cemetery, Pocahontas, Ark.
Out-of-town arrangements are under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home.
Local arrangements are under the direction of Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart.

Catherine Muscatelo
STUART - Catherine Muscatelo, 76, of Stuart died Monday, March 20, 2000, in Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart.
A native of New York City, she lived in Stuart for 20 years. She moved here from New York City.
Survivors include a son, Thomas Andrews and wife Susan of Bronx, N.Y.; a brother, Daniel Ryan of Long Island, N.Y.; and two grandchildren.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 23, at Wallace & White Funeral Home, Stuart.
Those who wish may contribute to a charity of choice.

Bertelene L. Schippers
HOBE SOUND - Bertelene L. Schippers, 73, of Hobe Sound died Sunday, March 19, 2000, in Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart.
A native of Lagrange, Ind., she lived in Hobe Sound for 20 years. She moved here from Kalamazoo, Mich.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Peace Presbyterian Church, Port Salerno.
She was a member of the Heritage Ridge Ladies Golf Association.
She was predeceased by a son, Ronald Schippers, in 1967.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Henry P. Schippers of Hobe Sound; a daughter, Joyce Halbert and husband Gene of Rockford, Mich.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A service will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Peace Presbyterian Church, Port Salerno. The Rev. James Bailey will officiate.
Those who wish may contribute to the American Cancer Society, 1693 S.E. Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997.
Arrangements are under the direction of Young & Prill Funeral Home, south of Stuart.

Chuck Forrest
STUART - Chuck Forrest, 43, of Stuart died Friday, May 19, 2000, in Martin Memorial Medical Center.
A native of Tokyo, he lived in Stuart for seven years. He moved here from Miami.
He was an insurance agent.
He was a member of Treasure Coast Community Church, Jensen Beach.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Stuart
He was a reserved deputy with the Martin County Sheriff's Office.
Survivors include his wife, Gail Forrest of Stuart; his parents, Charles and Fumiko Forrest of Hollywood, Fla.; two sons, Charlie and Bobby Forrest, both of Stuart; a brother, Tony Forrest; and a sister, Raeko Forrest, both of Hollywood, Fla.
A memorial service was Saturday, May 20.
Those who wish may contribute to Treasure Coast Community Church, 1109 N.E. Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach, Fla. 34957.
Arrangements are under the direction of Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart. 

Ann S. Martin
HOBE SOUND - Ann S. Martin, 81, of Hobe Sound died Thursday, May 18, 2000, at her home.
A native of Plainfield, N.J., she lived in the Hobe Sound area for 41 years. She moved here from Plainfield.
Before retirement, she owned The Venetian Inn Restaurant & Motel in Hobe Sound for over 26 years.
She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Stuart. She was a member of the Women for Responsible Legislation, Stuart. She was active in the development of the Hobe Sound area.
Survivors include two daughters, Beverly M. Stokes and husband Deane of Atlanta, and Diane Martin of Stuart; a sister Eleanor D"Elia of Fayetteville, N.C.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 22, at the Young & Prill Funeral Home chapel, Stuart.
A service will be at 7 p.m. in the chapel. The Rev. L.C. Campbell will officiate.
Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains, N.J.
Those who wish may contribute to the American Heart Association, 1111 S. Federal Highway, Suite 110, Stuart, FL 34994.

William Palanti
PALM CITY - William Palanti, 93, of Palm City died Saturday, May 20, 2000, in Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart.
A native of Niles, Ohio, he lived in Palm City for four years. He moved here from Farrell, Pa.
Before retirement, he was an electrical laborer. He played semi-pro baseball and softball and was a guest of Babe Ruth at a ball game in the Shanego Valley.
He was a member of the Italian Home Club, Farrell.
He was predeceased by his wife Veronica K. Stanger.
Survivors include a son, William Palanti of Palm City; a daughter-in-law Judith Ann Palanti of Palm City; and three 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. 

Mildred Reichardt
STUART - Mildred "Millie" Reichardt, 88, of Stuart died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at her home.
A native of New Rochelle, N.Y., she lived in Stuart for 33 years. She moved here from Sandy Hook, Conn.
Before retirement, she was a school teacher.
She was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Palm City.
She was predeceased by her husband, George Reichardt.
Survivors include her sister, Evelyn Bassett of Rogue River, Ore.
A service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ. The Rev. Donald K. Norris will officiate.
Arrangements are under the direction of Haisley-Hobbs Funeral Home, Fort Pierce.

Richard M. Sayers
JUPITER - Richard M. Sayers, 46, of Jupiter died Wednesday, May 17, 2000.
He was a native of Long Branch, N.J. and had resided there and in Sea Bright, N.J.
He was a self-employed carpenter and a day-care provider in his family's day-care business. He was a firefighter in Sea Bright.
He attended the Christ Fellowship Church, Palm Beach Gardens.
He was a T-ball coach in Long Branch.
He was a graduate of Lundeberg Merchant Marine School.
His hobbies included scuba diving, fishing, camping and boating.
Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Joni; a son, James Sayers, and a daughter; Rebecca Sayers, all of Jupiter; his parents, Roger and Marjorie Sayers of Stuart; a maternal grandmother, Elsie A. Thompson of St. Louis; a brother, Jeffery Sayers of Hartland, Wis.; and a sister, Susan Telford of Jupiter.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today, at the Aycock Funeral Home, Jupiter.
A service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, May 22, at the funeral home. The Rev. James Shackelford will officiate. 

H. Dick Blabon Sr.
SUWANEE, Ga. - H. Dick Blabon Sr., 89, of Suwanee and formerly of Stuart died Sept. 15, 2000, in Suwanee.
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Kent Blabon Joiner and husband John of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Deena Runner and husband Tim of Nashville, Tenn.; and a son, H. Dick Blabon Jr. and wife Martha of Chattanooga, Tenn.
Arrangements are under the direction of the National Cremation Society, Lilburn, Ga.

Dorothy A. Butler
STUART - Dorothy A. Butler, 77, of Stuart died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at Martin Nursing & Restorative Care Center.
A native of Buffalo, N.Y., she lived in Stuart for 20 years. She moved here from Chappaqua, N.Y.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church.
She was a member of the Yacht & Country Club of Stuart.
She was predeceased by her husband, William Butler; and two sisters, Kay Barndollar and Betty Schoelles.
Survivors include a son, William Butler of Clifton, Va.; two daughters, Nancy Ofstie of Devon, Pa. and Judith Reinsberg of Moraga, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Stuart.
Those who wish may contribute to the Martin Memorial Foundation or the Humane Society.
Arrangements are under the direction of All County Funeral Home & Crematory, Stuart.

Frank L. Cassidy
FORT PIERCE - Frank L. Cassidy, 83, of Fort Pierce died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, in Abbiejean Russell Care Center, Nova Scotia, Canada.
A native of Nova Scotia, he lived in Fort Pierce for 15 years. He moved here from Michigan.
Before retirement, he was a quality control inspector with General Motors.
Survivors include his friend, Dr. Robert E. Deery of Fort Pierce.
The service was private.
Arrangements were under the direction of Yates Funeral Home, Fort Pierce.

George Addison Cole
FORT PIERCE - George Addison Cole, 92, of Fort Pierce died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, in Port St. Lucie.
A native of Oak Hill, N.Y., he lived in Fort Pierce for 51 years. He moved here from Vero Beach.
He was a plumber.
He was a veteran of the Army.
He attended St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.
He was predeceased by his wife, Elsie C. Cole; a brother, James Cole; and a sister, Mable Cole.
Survivors include four daughters, Shirley C. Dupree of Vero Beach, Nancy C. Allison of Port St. Lucie, Marilyn I. Cole of Fort Pierce and Sharon Smith of Jupiter; two sons, Robert G. Cole Sr. of Lake Worth and Timothy J. Cole of Effers, Pa.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at Haisley-Hobbs Funeral Home in Fort Pierce.
A service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church with Father Pierre Whalon officiating.
Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Those who wish may contribute to Hospice of the Treasure Coast or St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Haisley-Hobbs Funeral Home, Fort Pierce.

Peter J. Connolly
PORT ST. LUCIE - Peter J. Connolly, 75, of Port St. Lucie died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, in Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center.
A native of Queens, N.Y., he lived in the area since 1987. He moved here from Long Island, N.Y.
Before retirement, he was a New York City police officer for 28 years.
He was a veteran of the Navy, serving in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II.
He was a member of the St. Lucie Catholic Church in Port St. Lucie.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Wood- side, N.Y., the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, New York City Police Benevolent Association and the Port St. Lucie Chapter of the 10-13 Club (retired New York City police).
Survivors include his wife, Claire Connolly of Long Island; two sons, Peter Connolly and wife Ginger of Ringgold, Ga., and Thomas Connolly of Alexandria, Va.; four daughters, Joan Anne Cronin and husband Bill of Edison, N.J., Patricia Anne Egan and husband Kenneth of Princeton, N.J., Karen Goodrich and husband Joseph of Williston Park, N.Y., and Maryellen McCloseky and husband Frank of Williston Park; two brothers, Raymond Connolly of Woodside and James Connolly of Ocala; and 14 grandchildren.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at St. Lucie Catholic Church.
Those who wish may contribute to the American Heart Association, Martin County Office, 1111 S. Federal Highway, Suite 110, Stuart, FL 34994.
Arrangements are under the direction of Roger L. Byrd Port St. Lucie Funeral Home.

William "Bill" Cowie
PORT ST. LUCIE - William "Bill" Cowie, 78, of Port St. Lucie died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, in St. Lucie Medical Center.
A native of Pawtucket, R.I., he lived in Port St. Lucie for 15 years. He moved here from Sommerville, Mass.
Before retirement, he was chief engineer with Arow Manufacturing, West New York, N.J., for more than 25 years.
He served in the Army during World War II.
He enjoyed golfing.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Theresa Cowie of Port St. Lucie; two daughters, Sharon Cerreta and husband Ronald of Hackensack, N.J., and Doreen Bozenski of Niskayuna, N.Y.; a brother, James Browning of Worcester, Mass.; and three grandchildren.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. today at Aycock Funeral Home in Port St. Lucie, where a prayer service will begin at 4:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at St. Lucie Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie.
Burial will be in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.
Arrangements are under the direction of Aycock Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie.

Anna F. Gallaway
PALM CITY - Anna F. Gallaway, 79, of Palm City died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at home. A native of Boston, she lived in Palm City for 27 years. She moved here from Lake Park, Fla.
Before retirement, she was a certified nursing assistant, most recently with Friends of the Family, Stuart.
During World War II, she was a civilian shipyard worker. She was a Pearl Harbor survivor.
She volunteered for the Welcome Wagon.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Joseph A. Gallaway of Palm City; a son, Glenn M. Gallaway and wife Wendy of North Palm Beach; a daughter, Venita Ann Albers and husband Michael of Stuart; a brother, Louis Froio of Malden, Mass.; three sisters, Mary Bernardi of Boston, Rose Cottie of West Palm Beach, and Matilda Neilson of North Palm Beach; and one grandchild.
Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Forest Hills Funeral Home chapel, Palm City.
A service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, in the funeral home chapel.
Burial 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.

Betty C. Irwin
JENSEN BEACH - Betty C. Irwin, 65, of Jensen Beach died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, in a local hospital.
A native of Baltimore, she lived in Jensen Beach for 12 years. She moved here from Annapolis, Md.
She was associated with Vista Pines of Stuart.
Survivors include a son, Steve Irwin of Jensen Beach.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Jensen Beach.
Arrangements are under the direction of Yates Funeral Home, Fort Pierce.

Claire A. Johnson
PALM CITY - Claire A. Johnson, 67, of Palm City died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, in Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart.
A native of Lawrence, Mass., she lived in Palm City for 10 years. She moved here from Springfield, Va.
Before retirement, she was a management analyst for the Office of the Secretary of Health & Human Services in Washington, D.C.
She was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Palm City.
She was a member of the Evergreen Country Club in Palm City.
Her hobbies included cooking, theater, golf and traveling.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Gerald F. Johnson of Palm City; her mother, Agathe D. Asselin of Lawrence, Mass.; four sisters, Jeannine Dowling of Kingston, N.H., Cecile Boucher of Burke, Va., Rosalie Larocque of Derry, N.H. and Jacquiline Landers of Methuen, Mass.; and a brother, John Asselin of Derry.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Palm City.
Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.
Out-of-town arrangements are under the direction of Jefferson Funeral Home, Alexandria, Va. Local arrangements are under the direction of Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City.

Joseph H. Nolan
STUART - Joseph H. Nolan, 70, of Stuart died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie.
A native of Trenton, N.J., he lived in Stuart for three years. He moved here from Whiting, N.J.
Before retiring, he was a corrections officer with Trenton State Prison, Trenton, for 28 years. He retired as a sergeant.
He served in the Navy during World War II.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Stuart, and Our Lady of Sorrows, Trenton.
He was a member of Knights of Columbus 6241, Elks Lodge 1870, Police Benevolent Association 105, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 20, Packard Lodge in Hamilton, N.J., and the American Legion in Stuart.
Survivors include his wife, Lisa Nolan of Stuart; two stepdaughters, Anu Makynen of North Yarmouth, Maine, and Marja Makynen of Finland; a sister, Anne Dunhan of New Hope, Pa.; two brothers, John J. Nolan of Hobe Sound and James J. Nolan of Camden, Maine; a stepsister, Christina Kopeck of Trenton; and a stepbrother, William Stoltz of Trenton.
Local arrangements are under the direction of Young & Prill Funeral Home, Stuart. Out-of-town arrangements are under the direction of Winowicz Funeral Home, Trenton.
Those who wish may contribute to Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie, P.O. Box 1168, Stuart, FL 34995-1168.

John Penyak
PORT ST. LUCIE - John Penyak, 76, of Port St. Lucie died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, in Hospice of the Treasure Coast, Fort Pierce.
A native of Scranton, Pa., he lived in the area for 20 years. He moved here from Paterson, N.J.
Before retirement, he was an inspector with the United States government.
He served in the Navy during World War II.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Bertha Penyak of Port St. Lucie; two sons, Andrew Penyak and wife Caroline of Rock Hill, S.C., and Joseph Penyak and wife Gail of Huntington Beach, Calif.; and four grandchildren.
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 the Roger L. Byrd Port St. Lucie Funeral Home.

Evelyn Piechota
PALM CITY - Evelyn Piechota, 56, of Palm City died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at home. She moved here from New York City where she lived for 30 years.
Survivors include a sister Marilyn Pierchota of Palm City.
A service was in Green Bay, Wis.
Out-of-town arrangements are under the direction of Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Homes, Green Bay.

Cheri H. Pilzer
STUART - Cheri H. Pilzer, 66, of Stuart died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at her home.
A native of London, she lived in Stuart for two years. She moved here from Miami.
Before retiring, she was a hairdresser in Miami for 25 years.
She attended St. Christopher Catholic Church, Hobe Sound.
She was predeceased by her husband, Stanford D. Pilzer in 1971.
Survivors include two daughters, Carol Pilzer of Stuart and Suzanne Pilzer of New York City; a sister, June Cann of London; two brothers, Douglas and Anthony Coakley, both of London; and a grandson.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at St. Christopher Catholic Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Young & Prill Funeral Home, Stuart.

Merrill Wininger
OKEECHOBEE - Merrill Dean Wininger, 63, of Okeechobee died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, in the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center.
A native of Paoli, Ind., he moved to Okeechobee from Port St. Lucie.
He was self-employed in the heating and air conditioning business.
He served in the Army.
Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean Wininger of Okeechobee; a daughter, Deanetta Wininger of Port St. Lucie; and four brothers, Dennis Wininger of Paoli, Larry Wininger of Paoli, Noble Wininger of Ocala and Donald Wininger of Port St. Lucie.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at Bass Funeral Home Chapel in Okeechobee, where a service will begin at 1 p.m. officiated by the Rev. Duane B. Eatmon of Treasure Island Baptist Church.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Cremation Services.


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