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Madeline Elizabeth Cahill, 67, of 910 S.W. Hawthorne Circle, Micco, died Dec. 19, 1997, at her residence after a prolonged illness. She was born Dec. 31, 1929, in New York, N.Y., and moved to Micco 2 1/2 years ago from Pompano Beach. Mrs. Cahill was a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church of Barefoot Bay, Moose Lodge No. 1767 and the Eagles Lodge, both of Sebastian. She was a eucharistic minister in Pompano Beach. She was last employed at Waterfall's Restaurant, Pompano Beach, and various restaurants in New York and Florida. Surviving are her husband, John; one son, Robert Allen Wollnoy, of Wichita, Kan.; three daughters, Jo Ann Naylor, of Redding, Calif., Theresa Contessa, of Spring Hill, and Barbara Roybal, of Rincon, Ga.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services will be held at a later date. The family suggests donations be made to Brevard Hospice, P.O. Box 560965, Rockledge, Fla. 32956-0965 in Mrs. Cahill's memory. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of East Coast Cremation, Melbourne.
Kenneth C. Jaquish, 90, of Sebastian, died Dec. 25, 1997, at Sebastian
River Medical Center, Roseland, following a lengthy illness. He was born
July 1, 1907, in Elton, N.Y. and had been a resident of Sebastian for 13
years, moving here from Fort Lauderdale. He was a dairy farmer. He was
a member of Sheridan Hills Baptist Church, Hollywood, and a member of the
Sebastian Moose Lodge No. 1767, Sebastian. He was a former member of the
Grange, Delevan, N.Y., the Oddfellows of Arcade, N.Y. He was in the county
legislature for Cattaraugus County, N.Y., and a former town supervisor
for the Town of Freedom, NY. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Vera.;
his sons, Don Jaquish of Sebastian and Ron Jaquish of Arcade, N.Y., a daughter,
Janet Ward, of Yorkshire, N.Y., a sister, Elva Swope of Rochester, N.Y.,
18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Dec. 28 at the Community Baptist Church, Sebastian,
with Rev. Ron Barber officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests
that donations may be made to the Community Baptist Church, Sebastian,
12534 Roseland Road, Sebastian, Florida 32958, in memory of Mr. Jaquish.
Arrangements are under the direction of Strunk Funeral Home,
Mary Larson Yerkes, 95, of Barefoot Bay, died Dec. 22, 1997, at Mariner Health Care Center in Melbourne after a brief illness. She was born March 2, 1902 in Hagaman, N.Y., and moved to Barefoot Bay four months ago from Johnstown, N.Y. Mrs. Yerkes was a homemaker. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Johnstown, N.Y., a charter member of the Senior Citizen's Club and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, both in Johnstown, N.Y. Surviving are her two daughters, Mary Vedder and Linda Childers, both of Barefoot Bay; a son, Robert Yerkes, of DeLand; one brother, Lars Johnson, of Valatic, N.Y.; one sister, Dena Summerville, of Oswego, N.Y.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec. 31 at the Strunk Funeral Home Chapel in Sebastian with the Rev. Ralph Rivers officiating. A graveside service will be sometime in the spring at Hagaman Cemetery in Hagaman, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Johnstown Senior Citizens Center, E. Main St., Johnstown, N.Y. 12905, or to one's favorite charity in Mrs. Yerkes' memory.
Audrey J. Elliott, 68, of Sebastian, died Dec. 28, 1997, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland, after a brief illness. She was born April 3, 1929, in Mapleton, Maine, and moved to Sebastian in 1978 from Portage, Maine. Mrs. Elliott was counter clerk at Top Value Enterprise, a stamp redemption center, for 10 years and was associated with Dunkin Donuts in Sebastian. Surviving are a son, William "Bill" Elliott, of Sebastian; two brothers, Lloyd Libby of Columbia, S.C., and Ellery Libby of Sebastian; two sisters, Vella Bedell of Rockland, Maine, and Alda Frank of Santa Rosa, Calif.; and one granddaughter. A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Jan. 2 at the Strunk Funeral Home Chapel, Sebastian. Burial will be at a later date in Monroe, Maine. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, North Central Florida Area, 237 E. Marks St., Orlando 32803, or to the Humane Society of Vero Beach, 4701 41st St., Vero Beach 32966, in Mrs. Elliott's memory.
Helen Elizabeth White, 74, of Sebastian, died Dec. 21, 1997, at Vencor Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, after a prolonged illness. She was born June 1, 1923, in Freeport, N.Y., and moved to Sebastian in 1991 from Mastic Beach, N.Y. Mrs. White was a bookkeeper for various Catholic charities. She was a member of the Welcome Wagon, Sebastian. Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Charles; one daughter, Gail Ann Caskin, of Ronkonkoma, N.Y.; one sister, Gloria Wright, of Sebastian; and three grandchildren. Mrs. White will be transferred to Giove Funeral Home in Selden, N.Y., for services and burial at Greenfield Cemetery, South Hempstead, N.Y. Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian, is in charge of arrangements.
Gertrude Veronica Lynch, 93, of Barefoot Bay, died Dec. 26, 1997, at Sebastian River Medical Center after an extended illness. Mrs. Lynch was born July 31, 1904, in Fall River, Mass., and had been a resident of Barefoot Bay since 1991, moving from Oakland, Calif. She was a telephone operator for the New England Telephone Co., and a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church, Barefoot Bay, the New England Club of Barefoot Bay and the Telephone Pioneers of America. Surviving are three sons, Thomas J. Lynch Jr., of Barefoot Bay, Edward J. Lynch, of Barrington, R.I., and William F. Lynch, of Fall River, Mass.; a sister, Margaret M. Roberts, of Barefoot Bay; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 31 at St. Luke's Catholic Church, Barefoot Bay, with the Rev. Lucien Duquette officiating. Interment followed in St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery, Palm Bay. In lieu of flowers, the family sug- gests that donations may be made to VNA of Barefoot Bay, 1335 Gateway Drive, Suite 2020, Melbourne, Fla, 32901. Arrangements were under the direction of Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian.
Julia McMillian Logan Schuch, 82, of Barefoot Bay, died Dec. 27, 1997, at Sebastian River Medical Center after a brief illness. Mrs. Schuch was born April 15, 1915, in Scotland, and was a resident of Barefoot Bay for 11 years, coming from Jappantown, Md. She was a histologist for Johns Hopkins Hospital and active in the Barefoot Bay Swimming Club. Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Norman; a son, Thomas Schuch, of Kansas City, Mo.; four stepchildren; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec. 31 at Fountainhead Memorial Funeral Home, Palm Bay, with the Rev. Richard Jones officiating. Donations may be sent to the Micco Volunteer Fire Department, 301 Barefoot Blvd., Barefoot Bay, Fla. 32976.
A memorial service will be held for Bill Weckerle at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, 901 Clearmont St., Sebastian, on Jan. 8 at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Robert J. Lieffort officiating. He died Dec. 20, 1997. Arrangements are under the direction of Indian River Cremations, Vero Beach.