Miscellaneous Martin County, Florida Obituaries

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Theresa Armenti 
FORT PIERCE - Theresa Armenti, 95, of Fort Pierce died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at a local nursing home.
A native of Vionno, Italy, she lived in Fort Pierce for five years. She moved here from Lake Worth.
She was a homemaker.
She was of the Catholic faith.
She was predeceased by her husband, William S. Armenti.
Survivors include a son, Dominic Armenti of Fort Pierce; a sister, Jenny Calv of Piscataway, N.J.; and three grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, Fort Pierce.
Arrangements are under the direction of Haisley-Hobbs Funeral Home, Fort Pierce.

Mary Katherine Kirby
PORT ST. LUCIE - Mary Katherine Kirby, 50, of Port St. Lucie died Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999, at Hospice House, Fort Pierce.
A native of Altoona, Pa., she lived in Port St. Lucie for more than 11 years. She moved here from Salem, Ohio.
She was a dietary services supervisor at Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart, for 10 years.
She served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.
She was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include her mother, Mildred Cramer of Lilly, Pa.; six sisters, Elizabeth Olsic and Mildred Wade, both of Michigan, Janet Lesher of Ohio, Judith Cramer of Orlando, and Patricia Cramer and Deborah Michaela, both of Lilly; and three brothers, Ernie Cramer of Lilly, Thomas Cramer of Cresson, Pa., and William Cramer of Portage, Pa.
Services will be in Lilly.
Burial will be in Cresson.
Out-of-town arrangements are under the direction of Thomas S. Cloherty Funeral Home, Lilly.
Local arrangements are under the direction of Haisley-Hobbs Funeral Home, Fort Pierce.

Peter James Cassis
PORT ST. LUCIE - Peter James Cassis, 77, of Port St. Lucie died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at his home.
A native of Johnstown, Pa., he lived in Port St. Lucie for 11 years. He moved here from Boston.
Before retirement, he was a design engineer with Stone & Webster Corp., Boston, for 16 years.
He served in the Navy during World War II.
He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie.
He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans 113, Sons of Italy and Elks Lodge 2658, all of Port St. Lucie.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Cassis of Port St. Lucie; a son, Steven Cassis of Palm City; a daughter, Antoinette Cassis of Millis, Mass.; two brothers, Eugene Cassis of Hyde Park, Mass., and Tony Cassis of South Boston, Mass.; a sister, Alice Megna of Rockland, Mass.; and three grandchildren.
Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Wallace & White Funeral Home, Stuart. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m., and a DAV service will be at 7:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Holy Family Catholic Church.
Burial will be in Fernhill Memorial Gardens, Stuart.

Joseph Swartzel
PORT ST. LUCIE - Joseph William Swartzel, infant son of Ben and Suzanne Swartzel of Port St. Lucie, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999.
Survivors also include a sister, Mindi; a brother, Tyler; paternal grandparents, Dennis and Patricia Swartzel of Port St. Lucie; maternal grandparents, James and Ronda Hall of Port St. Lucie; maternal great-grandfather, Max Hall of Stuart; and maternal great-grandmother, Nancy Franklin of Port St. Lucie.
Arrangements are under the direction of Yates Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie. 

Betsy Tilbury Byecroft 
JUNO BEACH - Betsy Tilbury Byecroft, 83, of Juno Beach died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999 in Juno Beach.
A native of Philadelphia, she lived in the area since 1980. She moved here from Paoli, Pa.
She was a member of the Jupiter Inlet Colony Garden Club, the Lighthouse Gallery and the Jupiter Inlet Colony Beach Club.
She enjoyed gardening, painting, traveling and metaphysics.
Survivors include her husband, Albert E. Byecroft; a daughter, Pamela B. Wetherill of Ardsley-on-Hudson, N.Y.; two sons, T. Dixon Byecroft of Juno Beach and Roger K. Byecroft of Silver Spring, Md.; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, at Jupiter Inlet Colony Beach Club.

Richard L. Hudson
FORT PIERCE - Richard L. Hudson, 86, of Fort Pierce died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999.
A native of Snowhill, Md., he lived in Fort Pierce for 52 years. He moved here from Girdletree, Md.
Before retirement, he was a manager for a propane gas company.
He served in the Coast Guard during World War II.
He was predeceased by his wife, Emily Scarborough Hudson, in 1986 and a son, Richard L. Hudson Jr., in 1980.
Survivors include a sister, Gertrude East of Seaford, Del.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today in Riverview Memorial Park, Fort Pierce.
Arrangements are under the direction of Yates Funeral Home, Fort Pierce.

Betty Jane Lewis
PORT ST. LUCIE - Betty Jane Lewis, 81, of Port St. Lucie died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, in St. Lucie Medical Center.
A native of Athens, Ohio, she lived in Port St. Lucie for 27 years.
Before retirement, she was a retail clerk for 30 years.
She was a member of Women of the Moose and Women of the Elks, both of Port St. Lucie.
Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Frank Lewis of Port St. Lucie; a sister, Luella Herald of Akron, Ohio; and a brother, Thomas Littler of Athens, Ohio.
A service will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at Port St. Lucie Moose Lodge 513.
Arrangements are under the direction of All County Funeral Home & Crematory Treasure Coast Chapel, Stuart.

Gail L. Primeau
STUART - Gail L. Primeau, 58, of Stuart died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at her home.
A native of Chicago, she lived in Stuart since 1985. She moved here from Chicago.
Survivors include two daughters, Denice Primeau of Chicago and Jeanne Beyers of Wauconda, Ill.; a son, Thomas Primeau; a sister, Carol Layson of Stuart; her mother, Evelyn Baumgardner of Stuart; her companion, Roy L. Church of Stuart; and four grandchildren.
Services will be private.
Those who wish may contribute to the American Lung Association, 2701 N. Australian Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wallace & White Funeral Home, Stuart.

Anna Ricci
HOBE SOUND - Anna Ricci, 87, of Hobe Sound died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, in Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart.
A native of Providence, R.I., she lived in Hobe Sound for 20 years. She moved here from Cranston, R.I.
She graduated from the School of Design in Providence.
She was predeceased by her husband, Michael Ricci.
Survivors include two sons, Franklin Ricci of Ocean Shores, Wash., and Douglas Ricci and wife Gail of Wickford, R.I., and Stuart; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Inurnment will be in Swan Point Memorial Center, Pawtucket, R.I.
Arrangements are under the direction of Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart.

Helen Stika
STUART - Helen Stika, 80, of Stuart died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, in Martin Memorial Medical Center.
A native of Cleveland, she lived in Stuart for more than 10 years.
Survivors include a niece, Priscilla Jane Stika Becht and husband Robert of Palm City; a great-niece, Heidi Baird of Port St. Lucie; and a great-nephew, Robert Becht of Masuda, Japan.
Arrangements are under the direction of Choice Funeral Home, Stuart.

Craig F. Timmerman
PALM CITY - Craig F. Timmerman of Palm City died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, in Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart.
He was a division chief of the Air Traffic Control Center in Chicago and the Air Transport Association.
He was a Mason and a Shriner.
Survivors include his wife, daughter, stepsons and grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at a later date.
Those who wish may contribute to the National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 N.W. Ninth Ave., Miami, FL 33136.
Arrangements are under the direction of All County Funeral Home & Crematory Treasure Coast Chapel, Stuart.

Floyd L. Beausoleil
PALM CITY - Floyd L. Beausoleil, 74, of Palm City died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at his home.
A native of Topper Lake, N.Y., he lived in Palm City for 20 years. He moved here from Fort Lauderdale.
Before retirement, he owned a crane rental business.
He served in the merchant marine.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Jeannine Beausoleil of Palm City; two sons, Mike Beausoleil of Port St. Lucie and Steve Beausoleil of Palm City; and a daughter, Linda Brewer of Warsaw, Ind.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of All County Funeral Home & Crematory, Stuart.

Reese Hammond
PORT ST. LUCIE - Reese Hammond, 71, of Port St. Lucie died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at his home.
A native of Nutley, N.J., he lived in Port St. Lucie for three years. He moved here from Washington, D.C.
He was a union executive.
He served in the Army.
Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Shirley Hammond of Port St. Lucie.
Arrangements are under the direction of All County Funeral Home & Crematory, Stuart.

Thomas M. Payne
PORT ST. LUCIE - Thomas M. Payne, 75, of Port St. Lucie died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, in Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart.
A native of Greensboro, N.C., he lived in Port St. Lucie for 27 years. He moved here from Hoboken, N.J.
Before retirement, he was a self-employed building contractor in New Jersey and Port St. Lucie.
He served in the Navy during World War II.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Dolores Payne of Port St. Lucie; three daughters, Dolores Zanello and husband Gary of Port St. Lucie, Ada Kohlus and husband David of Montauk, N.Y., and Brenda Friedman and husband Elliot of Jensen Beach; three sisters, Essie Carpineta of Maryland, and Beatrice Caswell and Ellen Foushee, both of North Carolina; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 13, at Aycock Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, in the funeral home chapel.
Burial will be in White City Cemetery.
Those who wish may contribute to the American Lung Association, 2701 N. Australian Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407; or to the American Cancer Society, 1401 21st St., Vero Beach, FL 32960.

Dorothy W. Wasley
PORT ST. LUCIE - Dorothy W. Wasley, 88, of Port St. Lucie died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, in St. Lucie Medical Center.
A native of Kingston, Pa., she lived in Port St. Lucie for 20 years. She moved here from Harvey's Lake, Pa.
Before retirement, she was a secretary.
She was predeceased by her husband, Stephen Wasley, in 1985.
She was a member of First Congregational Church of Christ, Port St. Lucie.
Survivors include a son, John Kent Wasley and wife Carol of Port St. Lucie; a daughter, Lynne Wasley Lindahl of New Jersey; a sister, Loretta Williams Wright of Kingston; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A service will be in Kingston.
Those who wish may contribute to a charity of choice.
Out-of-town arrangements are under the direction of Richard Snowden Funeral Home, Kingston.
Local arrangements are under the direction of Aycock Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie.

Guy D. Wallengren
JENSEN BEACH - Guy D. Wallengren, 44, of Jensen Beach died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, in Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart.
A native of Paterson, N.J., he lived in Jensen Beach for 30 years. He moved here from Paterson.
He owned a painting business.
He was a boys soccer coach for 13 years.
Survivors include his mother, Gladys "June" Tessier of Jensen Beach; three sons Craig and Brian Wallengrean, both of Jensen Beach, and Daniel Wallengren of Port St. Lucie; a daughter Cindy Schreiber of Jensen Beach; a brother, Steve Graziano of Jensen Beach; and two sisters, Denise Schreiber and Sueann Chiavelli, both of Jensen Beach.
A service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at Jensen Beach Community Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of All County Funeral Home & Crematory, Stuart.

Charles Anthony Jr.
BABSON PARK, Fla. - Charles Wesley Anthony Jr., 87, of Babson Park died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at his home.
A native of Providence, R.I., he lived in Babson Park for 2 1/2 years. He moved there from Jensen Beach.
Before retirement, he was an iron worker.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Stuart.
He was a member of Miami Iron Workers Local 272 for 55 years, the West Broward Masonic Lodge 253 for 51 years, the NRA and the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Survivors include a daughter, Charlene Anthony Berry of Babson Park; two sons, Charles Wesley Anthony III of Ocala and Walter Nelson Anthony of Davie, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at First Presbyterian Church, Stuart.
Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home, Lake Wales, Fla.

Richard F. Barker
PALM CITY - Richard F. Barker, 50, of Palm City died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000.
He was a native of Washington, D.C.
He was a self-employed stock investor.
He was of the Mormon faith.
Survivors include a sister, Elaine Dismuke of Potomac, Md.; and his mother, Frances Barker of Potomac.
Burial will be in Park Lawn Memorial, Rockville, Md.
Arrangements are under the direction of Haisley-Hobbs Funeral Home, Fort Pierce.

Donald J. Colacino
GAINESVILLE - Donald J. Colacino, 71, of Gainesville died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, in Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart.
He was a native of Utica, N.Y.
He was a real estate broker.
He was predeceased by a son, Donald Colacino.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Colacino of Gainesville; four sons, Phillip Colacino of Newberry, Fla., Mark Berning of Whitesboro, N.Y., Paul Berning of Perryville, Md., and Stephen Berning of Newhartford, N.Y.; four daughters, Nancy Waterson of Clayville, N.Y., Joyce Krajnovich of Alachua, Fla., Carol Komissaroff of Staten Island, N.Y., and Dr. Kay O'Hara of Catonsville, Md.; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Aldersgate U.M.C., 5400 Martin Highway.
Those who wish may contribute to the Sanctuary Fund of Aldersgate U.M.C.
Arrangements are under the direction of All County Funeral Home & Crematory Treasure Coast Chapel, Stuart.

Ruth N. Erb
STUART - Ruth N. Erb, 82, of Stuart died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, in Martin Memorial Medical Center.
A native of Town of Hanover, N.Y., she lived in Stuart since 1957. She moved here from Dunkirk, N.Y.
She was employed at Flowers Bakery in Fort Pierce for 25 years.
She was of the Lutheran faith.
Survivors include a son, Thomas Trefren and wife Elanine of Stuart; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild.
The service will be private.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wallace and White Funeral Home, Stuart.

Maria Azucena Garcia
FORT PIERCE - Maria Azucena Garcia, 24, of Fort Pierce died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000.
A native of Jerez, Zacatecas, Mexico, she lived in Fort Pierce for five months. She moved here from Mexico.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Raudel Mejia of Fort Pierce; a son, Carlos Mejia of Fort Pierce; a daughter, Daisy Nayeli Meija of Fort Pierce; three brothers, Jose, Manuel and Ignaci Garcia, all of Fort Pierce; two sisters, Maria Garcia and Gloria Garcia, both of Fort Pierce; and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ramon Garcia of Fort Pierce.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Haisley-Hobbs Funeral Home, Fort Pierce. The Rev. Redden will officiate.
Burial will be in Riverview Memorial Park.
Those who wish may contribute to Hospice of the Treasure Coast, P.O. Box 1748, Fort Pierce, FL 34954.
Arrangements are under the direction of Haisley-Hobbs Funeral Home, Fort Pierce.

John Edward Grafing
PORT ST. LUCIE - John Edward Grafing, 66, of Port St. Lucie died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at his home.
A native of Freeport, N.Y., he lived in Port St. Lucie for five years. He moved here from Sayville, N.Y.
Before retirement, he was a service technician with the federal government in Bellmore, N.Y.
He was a Navy veteran.
He was a member of American Legion Post 318, Port St. Lucie.
He was predeceased by a son, Gregory Thor Grafing.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Judith Grafing of Port St. Lucie; a son, Christopher P. Grafing of Clermont, Fla.; a daughter, Victoria A. Nixon of Port St. Lucie; two sisters, Ruth E. Kelley of Maine and Louise E. Duerr of North Carolina; and 10 grandchildren.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Aycock Funeral Home, Fort Pierce. A prayer service will be at 8 p.m.
A service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Alan Good of Christian House Ministries, Palm City, will officiate.
Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Fort Pierce.
Those who wish may contribute to Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie, P.O. Box 1168, Stuart, FL 34995-1168.

Howard M. Horton Jr.
FORT PIERCE - Howard M. Horton Jr., 71, of Fort Pierce died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000.
He was a native of Fort Pierce.
He owned and operated Horton's Bookstore.
He was headmaster and president of Indian River Academy; a member of the board at Fort Pierce Memorial Hospital; an insurance agent; and a member of the Rotary Club.
He served in the Army in the Korean War.
He was a jazz clarinetist in an Army band. He was an avid bowler, golfer and fisherman.
He was predeceased by his wife, Billye Skaggs Horton, in 1988; and a son, Howard Horton III, in 1999.
Survivors include a son, Nile F. Horton of Fort Pierce; four daughters, Marjorie H. McIlvaine of Asheville, N.C., Jennifer H. Roberts of La Grange, Ga., Barbara H. Tzimenatos of Fort Pierce and Amy H. Bogar of Fort Pierce; and 14 grandchildren.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at Yates Funeral Home, Fort Pierce.
A service will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Jim Bowen will officiate.

Marion F. Langhorst
PORT ST. LUCIE - Marion F. Langhorst, 84, of Port St. Lucie died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, in Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie Residence, Stuart.
A native of Bridgeport, Conn., she lived in Port St. Lucie for nine years. She moved here from Cocoa Beach, Fla.
She was of the Protestant faith.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Cassin and husband Gerald of Kissimmee, Fla., and Sandra Lester and husband W. Butch of Port St. Lucie; two sons, Lawrence Schremmer and wife Dale of Shelton, Conn., and Frank Schremmer and wife Candace of Shelton; and 37 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
A service will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Wallace & White Funeral Home, Stuart. A hospice chaplain will officiate.
Inurnment will be in Fernhill Memorial Gardens, Stuart.
Those who wish may contribute to Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie, P.O. Box 1168, Stuart, FL 34995.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wallace & White Funeral Home, Stuart.

Patrick D. McCormack
FORT PIERCE - Patrick D. McCormack, 41, of Fort Pierce died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000.
A native of Missouri, he lived in Fort Pierce for 3 1/2 years. He moved here from California.
He was predeceased by his father and grandparents, Frank and Ruth Hatcher.
Survivors include two daughters, Carrie Jo and Nicky of Missouri; his mother, Hettie McCormack of Fort Pierce; four brothers, Alan McCormack and wife Martha of Missouri, Calvin McCormack and wife Stephanie of Missouri, Danny McCormack and wife Connie of Missouri, and Lindell McCormack of Fort Pierce; and his grandparents, W.T. and Emily McCormack;
A service will be in Missouri.

Agapito Rodriguez
PORT ST. LUCIE - Agapito Rodriguez, 75, of Port St. Lucie died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, in St. Lucie Medical Center.
A native of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, he lived in Port St. Lucie for 12 years. He moved here from Waukegan, Ill.
Before retirement, he was a boiler plant operator, working for the Navy at Great Lakes Naval Station, North Chicago, for 31 years.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Juanita Rodriguez of Port St. Lucie; two daughters, Norma Colon of Port St. Lucie and Nancy Fonseca of Gurnee, Ill; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Young and Prill Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie.
A service and burial will be in Waukegan, Ill.
Out-of-town arrangements are under the direction of Marsh Funeral Home.
Local arrangements are under the direction of Wallace and White Funeral Home, Stuart.

Karen Ruth Ross
PALM CITY - Karen Ruth Ross, 60, of Palm City died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at her home.
She and her husband retired to Naked Lady Ranch in Palm City a year ago. She lived most of her life in Miami.
She was a decorator and homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, retired Lt. Col. Curtis Albert Ross; two daughters, Kristine de Haseth and Kathleen Ham; two sons, Curtis Albert Jr. and Collin DeVere; her parents, Muriel and DeVere Curtis; two sisters, Barbara Tkac and Lisa Curtis; a brother, Donald Curtis; and two grandchildren.
A service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Church of the Advent, Palm City.
Those who wish may contribute to the Society for PSP, c/o Ellen Katz, 1838 Greene Tree Road, Suite 515, Baltimore, MD 21208.
Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City.

Jeanette O. Tilgner
HOBE SOUND - Jeanette O. Tilgner, 84, of Aberdeen, S.D., and Hobe Sound died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at her home.
A native of Fairmount, N.D., she was a winter resident of Florida for 21 years.
She was of the Episcopalian faith.
She was a homemaker and artist. She also was known for her culinary expertise and fluency in the Norwegian language.
She was an avid golfer.
She graduated from Peabody School of Nursing in 1937.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Dr. Ronald D. Tilgner of Aberdeen and Hobe Sound; a son, James S. Tilgner of Hobe Sound; a daughter, Ronnette Dailey of Santa Paula, Calif.; a sister, Adeline Slocum of Minneapolis; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Tequesta. The Rev. Robert S. Taylor will officiate.
Arrangements are under the direction of Young & Prill Funeral Home, south of Stuart.


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