Miscellaneous Martin County, Florida Obituaries

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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.

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.


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