Miscellaneous Martin County, Florida Obituaries

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Meredith L. Becker
INDIANTOWN - Meredith L. Becker, 81, of Indiantown died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at his home.
A native of Piggott, Ark., he lived in Indiantown for 11 years. He moved here from Miami.
He served in the Army during World War II.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Lucy Becker of Indiantown; two sons, Roy Becker and wife Charlee of Medina, Ohio, and John Becker and wife Robbins of Plantation, Fla.; a daughter, Peggy Carswell and husband Robert of Denver; five grandchildren; and six 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 Wallace & White Funeral Home, Stuart.

Jack Bradley
STUART - Jack Bradley, 81, of Stuart died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, in Martin Memorial Hospital South, Port Salerno.
A native of Philadelphia, he lived in Stuart for 23 years. He moved here from Doylestown, Pa.
Before retirement, he was president of Porter Chemical Co., Hatfield, Pa., for 19 years.
He was of the Catholic faith.
He enjoyed boating and fishing.
He was predeceased by his wife, Esther S. Bradley.
Survivors include a son, Milton S. Bradley and wife Suzanne of Atlantic Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Judith B. Zahn and husband Stephen of West Hatfield, Mass.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Those who wish may contribute to Jesus House of Hope, 856 S. Federal Highway, Stuart, FL 34994.
Arrangements are under the direction of Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart.

Robert Eugene Kuhn
PALM CITY - Robert Eugene Kuhn, 81, of Palm City died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, in Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart.
A native of Passaic, N.J., he was a long-time resident of Saddle River, N.J.
Before retirement, he owned Werner Industries, Passaic.
He served in the military during World War II.
He was a member of the Saddle River Reformed Church, Upper Saddle River, N.J.
He was a member of the Joe Jefferson Club, Saddle River, the Black Meadow Club, Monroe, N.Y., and Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club, Palm City.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Rose Kuhn of Palm City; a son William T. Kuhn and wife Danielle M. of Spartanburg, S.C.; a daughter, Carolyn J. Kuhn of Las Cruces, N.M.; and three grandchildren.
Services and burial will be private.
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 Wallace & White Funeral Home, Stuart.

Edwin A. McPherson
PORT ST. LUCIE - Edwin A. McPherson, 94, of Port St. Lucie died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at Life Care Center, Port St. Lucie.
A native of Haw River, N.C., he lived in Port St. Lucie for five years. He moved here from Boca Raton.
Before retirement, he was a cartographer with the Army Map Service and the Department of Agriculture.
His hobbies include woodworking.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mae M. McPherson, on Sept. 10, 1994.
Survivors include two daugh- ters, Joanne M. Raulin of Port St. Lucie, and Jeanette M. Bensel and husband Jack of Baltimore; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be private.
Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pompano Beach.
Arrangements are under the direction of Aycock Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie.

James Radford Tyner
FORT PIERCE - James Radford Tyner, 50, of Fort Pierce died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Fort Pierce.
He owned Tyner Construction for 20 years and J.B. Materials for three years.
He graduated from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Beverly Tyner of Fort Pierce; a son, Denis Michael Tyner of Fort Pierce; three brothers, Grady Wayne Tyner of Harlingen, Texas, and Bryan and Kelly Tyner, both of Vero Beach; three sisters, Marie Tyner of Lakeland, Linda Tyner of Vero Beach, and Mary Ann Tyner of Colombia; and a grandchild.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at Yates Funeral Home, Fort Pierce.
A service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Riverview Memorial Park, Fort Pierce.
Those who wish may contribute to Hospice of the Treasure Coast, P.O. Box 1748, Fort Pierce, FL 34954-1748.

George Brink
JUPITER - George Brink, 64, of Jupiter died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, at his home.
A native of Yonkers, N.Y., he lived in Jupiter for three years. He moved here from Yonkers.
He was a salesman at a car dealership.
Survivors include his wife, Janice Brink of Jupiter; three sons, George Brink and wife Teresa of New York City, and Kenneth Brink and Steven Brink, both of Yonkers; a daughter, Cynthia Brink of Yonkers; and four grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of All County Funeral Home & Crematory Treasure Coast Chapel, Stuart.

Stephen B. Gaghan
PALM CITY - Stephen B. Gaghan, 81, of Palm City died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, in Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart.
A native of Paterson, N.J., he lived in Palm City for 11 years. He moved here from Franklin Lakes, N.J.
Before retirement, he was a chief engineer with Van Vlaanderen Machine Co., Paterson, for 30 years. He also worked for Carolina Steel, Greenville, S.C., for 15 years.
He served in the Air Force.
He was a member of the Monarch Country Club, Palm City.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Catherine Gaghan, and a sister, Ruth Sadoskas of Hawthorne, N.J.
Burial will be in Christ The King Cemetery, Franklin Lakes.
Those who wish may contribute to the American Heart Association, 1111 S. Federal Highway, Suite 110, Stuart, FL 34994.
Out-of-town arrangements are under the direction of Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.
Local arrangements are under the direction of Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City.

George McCoy Glover
MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. - George McCoy Glover, 62, of Merritt Island died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999.
A native of Fort Pierce, he lived in Merritt Island for 25 years. He moved there from Fort Pierce.
Before retirement, he was a heavy equipment operator.
He served in the Marine Corps.
Survivors include his mother, Juanita Rosier Glover of Fort Pierce; and three sisters, Betty Lopes of Fort Pierce; Clara Crandall of Metter, Ga.; and Paula Testa of Orlando.
Friends may call from noon until 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Yates Funeral Home, Fort Pierce.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Riverview Memorial Park, Fort Pierce.

Auburn D. ""Del'' Hagin
PORT ST. LUCIE - Auburn D. ''Del'' Hagin, 61, of Port St. Lucie died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, in Hobe Sound.
A native of Way Cross, Ga., he lived in Port St. Lucie for 11 years. He moved here from Aurora, Ill.
He was the bereavement coordinator for Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie Residence, Stuart, and minister of nurture and growth at Trinity United Methodist Church, Jensen Beach.
He was the southeastern coordinator of the Stephen Ministries, an organization that teaches lay people to minister to others.
He was an adjunct professor at Northwood and Barry universities, both of Florida.
He owned and was director of Conley-Hagin Counseling Center, Aurora, Ill., and Elburn, Ill., from 1984 to 1988.
He was an assistant pastor of First United Methodist Church, Stuart; chaplain and director of counseling at Aurora University from 1977 to 1984; executive director of Community Ministry, Prince George's County, Md., from 1974 to 1977; senior pastor at Chillum Community Church, Washington, D.C., from 1967 to 1974; and senior pastor at Channahon Methodist Church, Channahon, Ill., from 1965 to 1967.
He was a nationally recognized expert in grief and suicide counseling. He led many grief workshops and was a counselor at Camp Good Grief, a camp for children.
He received a bachelor of arts degree in sociology and a bachelor of theology degree from Aurora University, Aurora, in 1965; a master's degree in divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, Ill., in 1967; and a doctorate of ministry in pastoral theology from Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C., in 1977.
Survivors include his wife of almost 40 years, Dory Hagin; a son, Tony Hagin and wife Holly of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; a daughter, Dawn Hagin and husband Paul Worthington of Mariposa, Calif.; six brothers, William A. Hagin Jr. of Matthews, N.C., Gilbert F. Hagin of Marietta, Ga., J. Ward Hagin of Woodbridge, Va., Julian Hagin of Harleysville, Pa., Hayden Hagin of Vancouver, Wash., and Gerald Hagin of Burbank, Calif.; two sisters, Valeria Littlejohn of Sun City, Ariz., and Emmajean Turner of Jacksonville; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Trinity United Methodist Church.
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, Port St. Lucie.

Barbara M. Wilson
STUART - Barbara M. Wilson, 86, of Stuart died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at a local nursing home.
A native of Houlton, Maine, she moved to Stuart from Fort Lauderdale.
She was a teacher.
She was a member of the First Congregational Church, Port St. Lucie.
She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the American Association of University for Women.
She graduated from the University of Maine.
She enjoyed music.
She is survived by a sister, Emilie Lawrence of Palm City; a nephew, David Lawrence of Rochester, Minn.; and a niece, Linda Fairbanks of Jensen Beach.
A memorial service will be at a later date.
Burial will in Houlton.
Arrangements are under the direction of Yates Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie.

Barbara J. Hrubes 
STUART - Barbara J. Hrubes, 61, of Stuart died Thursday, March 9, 2000, in Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie Residence.
A native of Huntington, N.Y., she lived in Stuart for seven years. She moved here from West Babylon, N.Y.
She worked for the Martin County School District in the Crystal Lakes Elementary School cafeteria the past six years.
She attended Immanuel Lutheran Church, Palm City.
She was predeceased by a son, John Hrubes Jr., in 1995.
Survivors include her husband, John Hrubes of Stuart; a son, Charles Hrubes and wife Ginny of Sayville, N.Y.; a daughter, Elizabeth Eivers and husband Michael of Stuart; a brother, Leonard Miner Jr. and wife Patricia of Smithfield, Va.; two sisters, Delores Sweda of Hampton Bay, N.Y., and Beverly Maffucci of East Meadow, N.Y.; and seven 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 Choice Funeral Home, Stuart.

Mary R. Martinez
PORT ST. LUCIE - Mary R. Martinez, 77, of Port St. Lucie died Friday, March 10, 2000, in Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart.
A native of Netherlands, West Indies, she lived in Port St. Lucie for six years. She moved here from New Port Richey, Fla.
She attended Holy Family Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie.
She was predeceased by a son, Eugene Martinez.
Survivors include her husband, Eugenio R. Martinez of Port St. Lucie; three daughters, Vivienne Martinez and husband Alexander of Farmingdale, N.Y., Yvonne Martinez of Port St. Lucie and Marienne Perez Martinez of Miami Lakes; a son, Daniel Martinez of Miami Lakes; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at Wallace & White Funeral Home, Stuart.
A service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 13, in the funeral home chapel.
Entombment will be in Fernhill Memorial Gardens, Stuart.

Jessie Shaver
JENSEN BEACH - Jessie Shaver, 94, of Jensen Beach died Friday, March 10, 2000, in Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart.
A native of Pittsburg, Kanas, she lived in Jensen Beach for more than 25 years. She moved here from Miami.
She was the former owner of Shaver's Men's & Women's Wear, Miami.
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Jensen Beach.
She was past president of the Soropthimus Club, a women's business club, in Miami.
Survivors include two sons, Charles M. Shaver of Jensen Beach and Robert L. Shaver of Chamblee, Ga.; a daughter, Mary C. Mitchel of Senecca, Ga.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 18, in the Venture III Clubhouse. The Rev. Tom Webber will officiate.
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 Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City.

Kyle M. Siegel
PALM CITY - Kyle M. Siegel, 13, of Palm City died Thursday, March 9, 2000, in St. Mary's Hospital, West Palm Beach.
A native of Barrington, Ill., he lived in Palm City for two years. He moved here from Lake Zurich, Ill.
He was a student at Hidden Oaks Middle School.
Survivors include his parents, Kurt W. and Patricia B. Siegel of Palm City; a brother, Jeremy W. Siegel of Palm City; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Siegel of Palm City; his paternal grandmother, Louise B. Bell of Lake Zurich, Ill.; his paternal grandfather, John L. Bell Jr. of Barrington, Ill.; and his great-maternal grandmother, Ruth S. Bell of Barrington.
Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Palm City.
A service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church. The Rev. Thomas D. Hartley will officiate.
Those who wish may contribute to Hidden Oaks Middle School, 2801 S.W. Martin Highway, Palm City, FL 34990.
Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City.

David Damas
FORT PIERCE - David Damas, 55, of Fort Pierce died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at his home.
A native of Portugal, he lived in Fort Pierce for 20 years. He moved here from New Jersey.
He was a roofer in the construction industry.
He attended Calvary Worship Center, Port St. Lucie.
Survivors include a niece, Isabel Damas of Portugal.
A service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at Calvary Worship Center.
Arrangements are under the direction of All County Funeral Home & Crematory, Stuart.

Margaret Jennings
PALM CITY - Margaret "Granny" Jennings, 82, of Palm City died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, she lived in Palm City for 30 years. She moved here from Miami.
Before retirement, she was vice president of two corporations in Miami.
She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She was a member of ABATE and the Harley Club, Stuart.
She enjoyed boating and motorcycles.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Jennings; a son, Wayne Allspaugh; a daughter, Susan Dearstine; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Aycock Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie.
A service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City.

Roberta A. Rojt
WHETSTONE, Ariz. - Roberta A. "Bobbie" Rojt, 53, of Whetstone died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at Sierra Vista Regional Health Center, Sierra Vista, Ariz. A native of Houston, she lived in the Whetstone area for 13 years.
She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Post 9972 and was past president of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 10342, Huachuca City, Ariz.
Survivors include her mother, Virginia McCoskey of Whetstone; a daughter, Annette Seymour and husband Brian of Stuart; a son, Anthony J. Rojt III of Whetstone; two brothers, Trip McCoskey of Whetstone and Ray McCoskey of Tucson, Ariz.; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be today in Arizona.
Burial will be in the Post Cemetery, Fort Huachuca, Ariz.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Home, Sierra Vista.

William Turner Sr.
EDINBURG, Texas - William Harold "Bill" Turner Sr., 86, of Edinburg died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, in Texas.
A native of Arcadia, Fla., he moved to Edinburg from Fort Pierce, where he lived from 1936 to 1970.
Before retirement, he was a citrus grower and broker.
He was a member of Westside Baptist Church, Fort Pierce.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Turner, in 1998.
Survivors include five sons, Harold Turner Jr. and Eugene Sykes, both of Fort Pierce, Boyd Turner of Cross, S.C., Donald B. Sykes of California and Robert Sykes of Mims, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at Yates Funeral Home, Fort Pierce.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at the funeral home. The Rev. Dale Ingersoll will officiate.
Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Fort Pierce. 

Joe W. Brubaker
STUART - Joe W. Brubaker, 67, of Stuart died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, in Martin Memorial Medical Center.
A native of Rochester, Ind., he lived in Stuart for 25 years.
He was an automobile service writer.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Brubaker of Stuart; a son, Daniel Brubaker and wife Phyllis of Kokomo, Ind., a daughter, Debra Leffert and husband Kenneth of Logansport, Ind.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at All County Funeral Home & Crematory Treasure Coast Chapel, Stuart.
Those who wish may contribute to the American Cancer Society, 1695 S.E. Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997.

Gail Hatley
FORT PIERCE - Gail Hatley, 47, of Fort Pierce died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at Fort Pierce.
A native of Fort Payne, Ala., she lived in Fort Pierce for 22 years. She moved here from Fort Payne.
She was a special education teacher at Savannah Ridge Elementary School and Dales Cassens School in St. Lucie County.
She was a member of Westside Baptist Church, Fort Pierce.
She was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society.
She was a graduate of Auburn University.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Hatley of Fort Pierce; her mother, Ethel Ferguson of Fort Payne; and a son, Chip Hatley of Fort Pierce.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Haisley-Hobbs Funeral Home, Fort Pierce.
A service will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at Westside Baptist Church. The Rev. Dale Ingersoll will officiate.
Those who wish may contribute to Westside Baptist Church Building Fund, 3361 S. Jenkins Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34952; or to Hospice of the Treasure Coast, P.O. Box 1748, Fort Pierce, FL 34954-1748.

Conchetta Kotschi
FORT PIERCE - Conchetta "Connie" Kotschi, 78, of Fort Pierce died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, in a local hospital.
A native of West Allis, Wis., she lived in Fort Pierce for 16 years. She moved here from West Allis.
She was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church, Fort Pierce. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8058, Fort Pierce.
She enjoyed music, bingo, camping and traveling.
Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Robert Kotschi of Fort Pierce; a son, Jim Kotschi of Milwaukee; two brothers, Tony and Frank LaRose, both of West Allis; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at St. Mark's Catholic Church.
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 Yates Funeral Home, Fort Pierce.

Clarence P. Nolan
HOBE SOUND - Clarence P. Nolan, 75, of Hobe Sound died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at Hobe Sound.
A native of Muscatine, Iowa, he lived in Hobe Sound for seven years.
Before retirement, he was a machinist.
He served in the Army.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Marion Nolan of Hobe Sound; three sons, Joel and Gregory Nolan, both of Cleveland, and David Nolan of West Lake, Ohio; six daughters, Pamela and Margaret Nolan, both of Parma, Ohio, Paula Applegate of Strongsville, Ohio, Barbara Dobson of Akron, Ohio; Kathleen Johns of West Lake and Bernadette McCormack of Logansville, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Christopher Catholic Church, Hobe Sound.
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.


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