Miscellaneous Martin County, Florida Obituaries

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Charles F. Behler
FORT PIERCE - Charles F. Behler, 81, of Fort Pierce, died Friday, July 16, 1999.
A native of New Jersey, he lived in Fort Pierce for 15 years. He moved here from North Miami Beach.
Before retirement, he was a cargo agent at Miami International Airport.
He served in the Army during World War II in the Pacific.
Survivors include his wife, Harria I. Behler of Fort Pierce; a son, Alan L. Behler of Boynton Beach; a daughter, Christeen Hampton of Rockwell, N.C.; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 20, at Yates Funeral Home, Fort Pierce. The Rev. Dallas Pulliam will officiate.

Ottavia Danza
PORT ST. LUCIE - Ottavia Danza, 77, of Port St. Lucie died Saturday, July 17, 1999.
A native of Italy, she lived in Port St. Lucie since 1992. She moved here from Brooklyn, N.Y.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie.
Survivors include her husband, Michelangelo Danza of Port St. Lucie; a son, Mario Danza of South Brunswick, N.J.; and two grandchildren.
Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. today at Yates Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie.
A wake will be at 6:30 at the funeral home chapel.
A Mass of the Resurrection for the Repose of the Soul of Ottavia Danza will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 20, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie.
Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City. Those who wish may contribute to the Hibiscus Society of the Treasure Coast, 5369 Ault Ave., Stuart, FL 34997.

Carmen G. Derle
FORT PIERCE - Carmen G. Derle of Port St.. Lucie died Sunday, July 18, 1999, at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Astoria, N.Y., she lived in Port St.. Lucie for six years. She moved here from Garden City, N.Y.
Before retirement, she was the executive secretary to the president and publisher of the New York Daily News and had been employed by the News for 35 years.
She was a member of the St.. Lucie Catholic Church, Port St.. Lucie.
She was a member of the Garden City (N.Y.) Country Club; president of the Garden City Welcome Wagon Club; and a member of the Legacy Golf and Country Club, Port St.. Lucie, where she was chairman of the Ladies Association for two years.
Survivors include her husband, Donald F. Derle; two stepsons, Michael R. Derle of Garden City and Donald S. Derle of Lake Mary; and two sisters, Antoinette Powers of Chestnut Ridge, N.Y., and Rosemarie DiNapoli of Melville, N.Y.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 20, at Young & Prill Funeral Home, Port St.. Lucie.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 21, at St.. Lucie Catholic Church.
Those who wish may contribute to the American Cancer Society, 1695 S.E. Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997.

Ida M. Howard
STUART - Ida M. Howard, 96, of Stuart died Saturday, July 17, 1999, at Salerno Bay Manor, Port Salerno.
A native of Lakeland, she lived in Stuart for 64 years. She moved here from Fort Pierce.
She was a homemaker.
She was a charter member of the Church of God, Stuart.
She was predeceased by her husband, Vance E. Howard.
Survivors include a son, Edmond F. Howard of Stuart; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
A service will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at Young & Prill Funeral Home, Stuart.
Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Fort Pierce.
Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 20, at the funeral home chapel.

Dorsie Hurley
FORT PIERCE - Dorsie Hurley, 74, of Fort Pierce, died Saturday, July 17, 1999.
A native of Olive Hill, Ky., he lived in Fort Pierce for 53 years. Before retirement, he worked for Pride Groves, Fort Pierce.
He was predeceased by his wife, Anna B. Hurley, on July 9.
Survivors include four daughters, Sharon Hicks, Shirley Hicks, Linda Holland and Patricia Smith, all of Fort Pierce; two sisters, Alice and Libbey; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of Yates Funeral Home, Fort Pierce.

Edna Kopita
PORT ST. LUCIE - Edna Kopita, 83, of Port St. Lucie died Sunday, July 18, 1999, in the Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie Residence, Stuart.
A native of Bound Brook, N.J., she lived in Port St. Lucie for 25 years. She moved here from Fanwood, N.J.
Before retirement, she was a registered nurse for schools in Middlesex, N.J., for more than 10 years.
She was a member of St. Lucie Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie.
She was a member of the Catholic Women's Club, Catholic Daughters of America, past president of the Elizabeth Ann Seton Club and a volunteer at the St. Lucie Medical Center.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Kopita, in 1974.
Survivors include two sisters, Elizabeth Mason of Lady Lake, Fla., and Evelyn Kavanaugh of Port St. Lucie.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Roger L. Byrd Port St. Lucie Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, at St. Lucie Catholic Church.
Those who wish may contribute to the Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie, 2030 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL 34996.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Roger L. Byrd Port St. Lucie Funeral Home.

William Sloan Plumer
TEQUESTA - William Sloan Plumer, 86, of Tequesta died Saturday, July 17, 1999, at the Jupiter Medical Center.
A native of Marietta, Ohio, he lived in Tequesta for 30 years. He moved here from Pahokee.
Before retirement, he was president of Glades Chemical/Consolidated Chemicals in Pahokee for 25 years.
He served as a communications officer with the Navy in World War II, making 10 trips in convoys between the United States and Europe.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Jupiter-Tequesta.
He was a member of the Elks Lodge, Pahokee; the Masonic Lodge/Shriners; the Pahokee Rotary Club; the regional Hospital Board; and the Florida Agricultural Research Institute.
He was a 1936 graduate of Ohio State University and one of eight people recognized in 1982 by the university as a distinguished alumnus.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Hadley Plumer of Tequesta; a son, William S. Plumer Jr. of Elizabethton, Tenn.; a daughter, Jann P. Taylor of Falls Chruch, Va.; a brother, Samuel H. Plumer of Hemet, Calif.; two sisters, Jane F. Plumer and Ruth Kalman, both of Jupiter; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Aycock Funeral Home, Jupiter.
Those who wish may contribute to the Florida Elks Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 49, Umatilla, FL 32784.

Clarence Podgorski
PORT ST. LUCIE - The Rev. Clarence J. Podgorski, 68, of Port St. Lucie died Saturday, July 17, 1999, in Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, Fort Pierce.
A native of Cleveland, he lived in Port St. Lucie for more than 10 years.
He had been pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie, since 1995. His assignments included parochial vicar of St. Clement Parish, Fort Lauderdale; Holy Spirit Parish, Lantana; St. Helen Parish, Vero Beach; and Holy Family Parish, Port St. Lucie.
He earned a bachelor's degree and postgraduate degrees from Notre Dame University, South Bend, Ind. He attended St. Vincent de Paul Seminary and was ordained a priest for the Archidiocese of Miami in 1977. Before ordination, he was a Holy Cross brother.
Survivors include his brother, Donald Podgorski of Sagamore Hills, Ohio.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. A scripture service will be at 8 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.
Burial will be in Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery, West Palm Beach.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Roger L. Byrd Port St. Lucie Funeral Home.

Floyd H. Sulzer
HOBE SOUND - Floyd H. Sulzer, 84, of Hobe Sound died Sunday, July 18, 1999, in the Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie Residence, Stuart.
A native of Walker, Iowa, he lived in Hobe Sound for 30 years. He moved here from Silvis, Ill.
Before retirement, he owned a Union 76 service station in Stuart for eight years.
He was predeceased by a son, Ray Sulzer.
Survivors include two sons, Steven Sulzer of Stuart and Greg Sulzer of Cocoa Beach; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Those who wish may contribute to the Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie, 2030 E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL 34996.
Arrangements are under the direction of Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart.

Ida M. DeSautels
PORT ST. LUCIE - Ida M. DeSautels, 96, of Pawtucket, R.I. and Port St. Lucie died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000.
A native of Pawtucket, she was a winter resident of Port St. Lucie for eight years.
She was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Pawtucket.
She was predeceased by her husband, Roland J.H. DeSautels, in 1992; and three sons.
Survivors include a daughter, Madeleine Stott and husband Raymond of Port St. Lucie; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A Mass will celebrated in Pawtucket.
Arrangements are under the direction of Choice Funeral Home, Stuart.

Joseph A. Keating
SHUTESBURY, Mass. - Joseph A. Keating, 93, of Shutesbury died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, in Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility, Greenfield, Mass.
A native of Quincy, Mass., he was a winter resident of Jensen Beach.
Before retirement, he was a Massachusetts State Police trooper, stationed at the Shelburne Falls and Lee barracks, working in Pittsfield, Dalton and Lenox. He also was a general agent for Continental Assurance for 18 years.
He was an honorary 4th degree member of the Bishop Philip Garrigan Assembly of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the Lt. John J. Galvin Council 133 Knights of Columbus of Greenfield. He was a member of the Retired State Police Association and former member of the Greenfield Lions Club.
He was a sportsman and traveler.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Helen M. Yukl Keating; a daughter, Christine M. White of Mansfield, Conn.; and two grandchildren.
A Mass will be celebrated in Millers Falls, Mass. Those who wish may contribute to the American Cancer Association, Western Massachusetts Regional Center, 53 Capital Drive, West Springfield, MA 01089.
Arrangements are under the direction of Kostanski Funeral Home, Greenfield.

Florabel Majeske
FORT PIERCE - Florabel Majeske, 82, of Fort Pierce died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, in a local hospital.
A native of Forestville, N.Y., she lived in Fort Pierce for 28 years. She moved here from Forestville.
Before retirement, she was a New York public school teacher.
She received her Bachelor of Education and master's degree from Glassboro (N.J.) State College.
She was a member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church, Fort Pierce.
She was a member of Fort Pierce Garden Club, Fort Pierce Art Club, Sports Enthusiast, St. Anastasia Bridge Club, Senior Friends at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and a volunteer for St. Lucie County schools.
She was a traveler and explorer. She won numerous local art exhibitions.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Janice Hamilton, in 1973.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Joseph Majeske of Fort Pierce; two sons, Joseph Majeske Jr. of Millville, N.J., and James Majeske of Marietta, Ga.; four daughters, Jenny Mitchell of Millville, and Tonya Castleberry, Veronica Regan and Charlene Grant, all of Port St. Lucie; two brothers, Benjamin Bradigan of Forestville and Mark Bradigan of Zephyrhills, Fla.; a sister, Edith Beck of Zephyrhills; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, at Haisley-Hobbs Funeral Home, Fort Pierce. A vigil service will be at 7 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 21, at St. Anastasia Catholic Church.

Donna Rae Pallister
FORT PIERCE - Donna Rae Pallister, 78, of Fort Pierce died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000.
A native of Kalamazoo, Mich., she lived in Fort Pierce for seven years. She moved here from Orange County, Calif.
She was a homemaker.
She worked for the Upjohn Co.
She served in the Navy.
She received her master's degree in biology from Michigan State University.
Survivors include her husband, Ray Pallister of Fort Pierce; a brother, Merrill Brink of Portage, Mich.; and a sister, Helen Lincoln of Kalamazoo.
Inurnment will be in Kalamazoo.
Those who wish may contribute to Hospice of the Treasure Coast, P.O. Box 1748, Fort Pierce, FL 34946.
Arrangements are under the direction of Haisley-Hobbs Funeral Home, Fort Pierce.

Virginia M. Schulz
STUART - Virginia M. Schulz, 71, of New Castle, Pa., died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, in Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart.
She was a native of Buffalo, N.Y.
Before retirement, she was an auditor with Peoples Bank of Western Pennsylvania.
She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid group.
She was a member of the Ladies of the Lions.
She was a graduate of Chowns Business College, Buffalo.
Her hobbies included reading.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Henry F. ''Hank'' Schulz of New Castle; a daughter, Donna S. Krueger and husband Karl of Fredericksburg, Va.; and a sister, Carole Whitman of Kenmore, N.Y.
A service will be today in New Castle.
Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery, New Castle.
Those who wish may contribute to Christ Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 1302 E. Washington St., New Castle, PA 16101.
Arrangements are under the direction of R. Cunningham Funeral Home, New Castle.

Lillie C. Stowell
JENSEN BEACH - Lillie C. ''Kay'' Stowell, 72, of Jensen Beach died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, in Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart.
She was a native of Oxford, Miss.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Robert Stowell; a son, William E. Stowell of Fort Pierce; and three sisters, Flora Tolar of Baling Brook, Ill., Dorothy Hawks of Sun City, Ariz., and Ruby Doyle of North Las Vegas, Nev.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, at Aycock Funeral Home, Fort Pierce.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Fort Pierce.

Virginia A. Taylor
INDIANTOWN - Virginia A. Taylor, 77, of Indiantown died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at Life Care of Port St. Lucie.
A native of New Castle, Ind., she lived in Indiantown for 12 years. She moved here from West Palm Beach.
She was of the Quaker faith.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Betty Ann.
Survivors include her husband of 23 years, Thomas Taylor of Indiantown; two sons, Wayne Chadwick and wife Martha of Muncie, Ind., and Marshall Chadwick of Bakersfield, Calif.; and a daughter, Sharon Hernandez of San Jose, Calif.
Inurnment will be in the Gun Powder Meeting House Graveyard in Cockeysville, Md.
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 Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart.

Lisa Marie Turner
STUART - Lisa Marie Turner, infant daughter of Thomas and Caroline Turner of Stuart, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, in Joe DiMaggio Memorial Hospital.
Survivors also include a sister, Kayla Turner of Stuart; her maternal grandparents, Mary and Jack Whipple of Stuart; and her paternal grandparents, Almeda and Lee Turner of Jupiter.
Friends may call from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, at Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart.
A service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 

Katherine Baiunco 
JENSEN BEACH - Katherine Mary Baiunco, 87, of Jensen Beach died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, in Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart.
She was a native of West New York, N.J.
She was a member of St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, Jensen Beach.
Survivors include two sons, Joseph P. Baiunco and wife Louise of Jensen Beach and James Bianco and wife Linda of Floyds Knobs, Ind.; a daughter, Mary Beth Farriss and husband Bruce of Jensen Beach; a brother, James Savino of Calstadt, N.J.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at Aycock Funeral Home, Jensen Beach. A prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church.
Burial will be in Fernhill Memorial Gardens, Stuart.
Those who wish may contribute to the Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches, 7810 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33405.

Eliseo Burgos
PORT ST. LUCIE - Eliseo Burgos, 68, of Port St. Lucie died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, at Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie Residence, Stuart.
A native of Orocouis, Puerto Rico, he lived in Port St. Lucie for five years. He moved here from New York City.
Before retirement, he worked for St. Luke's Hospital, New York City, for 25 years.
He was a member of Tabernacle del Adoracion of Port St. Lucie.
Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Maria Mildred Amely-Burgos of Port St. Lucie; a son, Elvis Burgos of New York City; four daughters, Milsa Amely-Vargas of Delray Beach, Miriam Amely-Ortiz of Union Township, N.J., Frances Burgos of Charlotte, N.C., and Hortencia Burgos of New York City; three brothers, Manuel Burgos of Allentown, Pa., and Pablo and David Burgos, both of Orocouis; nine grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Young & Prill Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie. A prayer service will be at 6 p.m. Friends may also call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at the funeral home, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
A service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Angel Bracero of Tabernacle del Adoracion will officiate.
Committal services and burial will be in Fernhill Memorial Gardens, Stuart. 

Michael J. Meizinger
PORT ST. LUCIE - Michael J. Meizinger, 92, of Port St. Lucie died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, in St. Lucie Medical Center.
A native of New York City, he lived in Port St. Lucie for 10 years. He moved here from Park Chester, N.Y.
He was a bookkeeper for Utilities Co., New York.
Survivors include a son, Michael Meizinger of Cheyenne, Wyo.; a daughter, Teresa Healy of Sanibel, Fla.; two brothers, Frank Meizinger of Port St. Lucie and Joseph Meizinger of New York; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City.
Burial will be in New Saint Raymonds Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.

Charlotte E. Morris
STUART - Charlotte E. Morris, 70, of Stuart died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, at her home.
A native of Kinsman, Ohio, she lived in Stuart for 60 years.
She was a member of Christian Family Church, Stuart.
Survivors include her husband, David W. Morris Jr. of Stuart; a daughter, Martha Fenstermaker and husband Phillip of Stuart; a brother, Bert Koonce and wife Andrea of Port St. Lucie; two sisters, Dora Hall and Cora Koonce, both of Stuart; and two grandchildren.
Friends may call from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at Christian Family Church.
A service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church. The Rev. Scott Scheer will officiate.
Arrangements are under the direction of Choice Funeral Home, Stuart.

Winifred S. Powelson
PALM CITY - Winifred S. Powelson, 94, of Palm City died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, in Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart.
A native of New York City, she lived in Palm City for seven years. She moved here from Jupiter.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Shank and husband Leroy of Palm City; a son, Ralph Powelson and wife Gloria of Orlando; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Palm City.
Arrangements are under the direction of All County Funeral Home & Crematory Treasure Coast Chapel, Stuart.

Doris R. Quick
HOBE SOUND - Doris R. Quick, 89, of Hobe Sound died Friday, Oct. 1, 1999, in Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart.
A native of Syracuse, N.Y., she lived in Hobe Sound for 23 years. She moved here from Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
She was a member of Hobe Sound United Methodist Church.
She was a member of the Fine Arts Club of Hobe Sound.
Survivors include a son, Lloyd S. Quick of Hyde Park, N.Y.; three daughters, Linda Tomkins of Avon, Conn., Margaret Summers of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Kathleen Montan of Canton, N.Y.; and 16 grandchildren.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at Wallace & White Funeral Home chapel, Stuart.
Burial will be in Fernhill Memorial Gardens, Stuart.

Joseph Selph
FORT PIERCE - Joseph Selph, 88, of Fort Pierce died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, at his home.
A native of Waycross, Ga., he lived in Fort Pierce for 60 years. He moved here from Georgia.
Before retirement, he worked for Citrus Harvesting, Fort Pierce for 40 years.
He was of the Baptist faith.
He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret.
Survivors include three sons, George Selph and wife Mary Lou, and James Selph and wife Carol, all of Fort Pierce, and Tom Selph and wife Linda of Alabama; three daughters, Minnie Ackerson of Sommerville, Fla., Joan Smith and husband Harry of Fort Pierce, and Barbara Blanton and husband Del of Palm Bay, Fla.; a brother, Walter Selph of Okeechobee; a sister, Laverne Tanner of Fort Pierce; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, Aycock Funeral Home, Fort Pierce.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at the funeral home chapel.
Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Fort Pierce.

Hilbert T. Wilde
STUART - Hilbert T. Wilde, 88, of Stuart died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, in Martin Memorial Hospital South, Port Salerno.
A native of New Orleans, he lived in Stuart for 10 years. He moved here from Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Before retirement, he was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, Pomona, Calif., for 35 years.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Wilde of Salinas, Calif., and Donald Wilde of Upland, Calif.; and a sister, Esther Fontane of Chicago.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at Young & Prill Funeral Home, Stuart. The Rev. Les Koerselman will officiate.
Those who wish may contribute to Family Manors, 3178 S.E. Iris St., Stuart, FL 34997.


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