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Ida Vantura

Ida Vantura, 90, of Sebastian, died July 28, 1998, at Palm Garden of Vero Beach after a brief illness. She was born Sept. 29, 1907, in Italy, and moved to Sebastian seven years ago from Long Island, N.Y. Mrs. Vantura was a homemaker. Surviving is one son, Vincent Vantura, of Sebastian; and four grandchildren. At the family's request, there will be no repose or visitation. No services are scheduled. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the charity of one's choice in Mrs. Vantura's memory. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Indian River Cremations Inc., Vero Beach.

Magdalena Agricola

Magdalena Mary Agricola, 90, of Sebastian, died July 28, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland, after a prolonged illness. She was born July 12, 1908, in Jersey City, N.J., and moved to Sebastian in 1968 from Manalapan Township, N.J. Mrs. Agricola was a homemaker and a member of Sr. Sebastian Catholic Church, Sebastian. Surviving are one sister-in-law, Mae Marko, of Secaucus, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews. Ar the family's request, there will be no visitation. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 4 at Sr. Sebastian Catholic Church. Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian, is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Haggerty

Charles W. Haggerty, 80, of Barefoot Bay, died July 29, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland, after a brief illness. He was born July 27, 1918, in North Kingston, R.I., and moved to Barefoot Bay in 1988 from Cincin~ nati, Ohio. Mr. Haggerty was retired from the Army Air Corps and a veteran of World War II. He was a pianist. Surviving are his wife, Susan; a son, Russell Haggerty, of Cincinnati; a daughter, Rener Shields, of Rockyille, Md.; a brother, Don Haggerry, of East Greenwich, R.I.; a sister, Lois Huber, of East Greenwich; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Services will be held at a later date in East Greenwich. The family suggests donations be made to The International Associa- tion of Jazz Record Collectors, 3808-A Mosby Drive, Greensboro, N.C. 27407 in Mr. Haggerty's memory. Fountainhead Memorial Funeral Home, Paim Bay, was in charge of arrangements.

Gail Bradt

Gail C. Bradt, 49, of 1016 5. Wren Circle, Barefoot Bay, died July 31, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born in Hudson, N.Y., and moved to Brevard County in 1982 from her birthplace. She was a secretary for attorney Andrew W. Williams. Surviving are a son, Derek Bradt, of Barefoot Bay; a daughter, Lisa Bradt, of Barefoot Bay; her mother, Muriel Greco, of Micco; and her father, William Greco, of Micco. At the family's request, there will be no repose or visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Fountainhead Memorial Funeral Home in Palm Bay.

George Komara

George J. Komara, 84, of Sebastian, died Aug. 2, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born July 9, 1914, in Midland, Pa., and moved to Sebastian one year ago from Tequesta. Mr. Komara was a retired coach and teacher at Conneaut Valley High School in Conneautville, Pa. He was a member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Sebastian, and was a member of the Elks Club, the Eagles, Moose, American Legion and the Knights of Columbus, all in Pennsylvania. Surviving are his wife, Laura; two sons, Robert Komara, of Meadville, Pa. and James Komara, of Lexington, Ky.; one daughter, Georgiann Cook, of Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister, Elizabeth Vaca, of Eagle Creek, Ore.; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. At the family's request, there will be no repose or visitation. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date at Sr. Peter's Catholic Church in Conneautville. Indian River Cremations Inc., Vero Beach, was in charge of cremation services.

Beatrice Farnum

Beatrice Lillian Farnum, 100, of 2200 E. Lakeview Dr., Sebastian died Aug. 4, 1998, at her residenc. after a prolonged illness. She was born May 22, 1898, in Vandling, Pa., and moved to Sebastian in 1995 from Rhinebeck, N.Y. Mrs. Farnum attended Trinity Episcopal Church, Vero Beach. Surviving are a son, Madison D. Farnum, of Sebastian; two grand children; two step-grandchildren eight great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A service will be held at DemarcoStone Funeral Home, Schenectady, N.Y. Memorial donations can be made to VNA/Hospice of Vero Beach 1111 36th St., Vero Beach, Fla. 32960, in Mrs. Farnum's memory. Fountainhead Memorial Funeral Home, Palm Bay, was in charge of arrangements.

Bertha White

Bertha A. White, 61, of Wabasso, died July 31, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Sebastian. She was born April 7, 1937, in Cottondale, and moved to Wabasso 44 years ago. Ms. White was a member of World On Fire New Beginnings Church, Vero Beach, and was also a member of the Radiant Chapter No. 88 Order of the Eastern Star of Wabasso. She was employed as a supervisor for the Head Start School in Wabasso. Surviving are three sons, James White Jr. and Roy Johnson, both of Sebastian, and Marvin White, of Lake Worth; three daughters, Gwen Bass and Debra White, both of Wabasso, and Sandra Northern, of Lakeland; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Aug. 8 at Wabasso Church Of God, with the Rev. Robbie Stalvey officiating. Interment followed at Wabasso Cemetery. Stone Brothers Funeral Chapel, Gifford, was in charge of the arrangements.

Virginia Tyson

Virginia May Tyson, 79, of Brevard County, died Aug. 7,1998, at Holmes Regional Medical Center, Melbourne. She was born in New Haven, Miss., and moved to Brevard County in 1994 from Fellsmere. Mrs. Tyson was a member of the Fellsmere Historical Church. Surviving are one daughter, Claudia Hammill, of Paim Bay; two sons, Everett L. Witthaus, of St. Petersburg, and Joseph A. Witthaus, of St. Louis, Mo.; four sisters, Clara Lee Nichols, of Fulton, Mo.; Callie Hertzing, of Columbia, Mo.; Wilma Grey, of Portland, Ore.; and Margaret Gylock, of North Las Vegas, Nev.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held Aug. 11 at Fountainhead Memorial Funeral Home, Paim Bay. Interment will be in Fern Hill Cemetery in Stuart. Arrangements are under the direction of Fountainhead Memorial Funeral Home in Palm Bay.

Irene Farran

Irene Mae "Sissie" Farran, 64, of Barefoot Bay, died Aug. 8, 1998, at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick, Md., after an extended illness. She was born April 26, 1934, in Colmar Manor, Md. She graduated from Bladensburg High School in Bladensburg, Md. Mrs. Farran retired as a Maryland district court supervisor in Upper Marlboro, Md. She was a member of the Stallings-Williams American Legion Post Ladies Auxiliary, Unit 206, Chesapeake Beach, Md.; the Ladies Auxiliary to V.F.W. Post 7234, Ocean View, Del.; Women of the Moose, Sebastian River, Chapter 1764; and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Cottage City, Md., Volunteer Fire Department. She is survived by her husband, Donald; a stepson, Dana K. Farran, of South Bend, Ind.; a brother, Everett Yost, of Selbyville, Del.; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Aug. 12 at Rausch Funeral Home, Owings, Md. Interment was in Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Md. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, Calvert County Unit, P.O. Box 752, Prince Frederick, Md., 20678.

Steve Anderson

Steve Ronald Anderson, 55, of Micco, died Aug. 7,1998, at his residence after a brief illness. He was born March 13, 1943, in Savannah, Ga., and moved to Micco 30 years ago from Miami. Mr. Anderson was a truck driver for Ronald Senne Lumber in Grant for 16 years. Surviving are a son, Steve Ron Anderson, of Vero Beach; and two daughters, Tiffany Anderson and Paula Radley, both of Vero Beach. At the family's request, there will be no visitation or service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the American Lung Association of Southeast Florida, P.O. Box 21049, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33407, in memory of Mr. Anderson. Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian, is in charge of arrangements.

Phyllis Engold

Phyllis Marie Engold, 70, of Barefoot Bay, died Aug. 13, 1998, at her residence after a brief illness. She was born May 17, 1928, in Phelps, N.Y., and moved here 12 years ago from Haledon, N.J. Mrs. Engold was employed as an accountant for American Cyanamid Corp. of Wayne, N.J., for 18 years before retirement. She was a member of Mid-Atlantic Club, German Heritage Club, Homemakers Club and the Mah Jong Club, all of Bare- foot Bay. Surviving are her husband, Harold; two sons, Harold Engold Jr. and Donald Engold, both of Haledon; one daughter, Terrie Engold, of Kinnelon, N.J.; and five grandchildren. A visitation was held Aug. 16. at Young & Prill Funeral Home, Sebastian. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Haledon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Health First mc; 1900 Dairy Road; Melbourne, Fla. 32904, in Mrs. Engold's memory.

Marvin Weil

Marvin J. Weil, 68, of Sebastian, died Aug. 13, 1998, at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne after a brief illness. He was born Aug. 21, 1929, in Chicago, Ill., and moved to Sebastian 10 years ago from Coral Springs. Mr. Weil was a salesman in the furniture industry. Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Joan; a son, Thomas A. Cor- chado, of Amarillo, Texas; three daughters, Traci Weil-Czaja, of Boca Raton, Susan Stone, of Cupertino, Calif.; and Diane Burkom, of Baltimore, Md.; and seven grandchildren. A memorial service was held Aug. 16 at Cox-Gifford Funeral Home with Rabbi Barry Friedman of Temple Israel officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice, in Mr. Weil's memory.

Verna DeHart

Verna Mae DeHart, 86, of Barefoot Bay, died Aug. 12, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland, after a brief illness. She was born Jan. 22, 1912, in Chattanooga, Tenn., and moved to Barefoot Bay 20 years ago from Cartersville,. Ga. She was a retired principal and educator in the Georgia public school system. She was a graduate of the University of Georgia, Class of 1931. She was a member of First Baptist Church, of Barefoot Bay, and First Baptist Church, of Cartersville. An accomplished pianist, she was associated with the Kingsmen Quartet and was a pianist for numerous other churches. She was involved with the Women's Missionary Union and served on the Georgia State board of directors of the WMU. Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Garnett; a son, Robert DeHart, of Rome, Ga.; a daughter, Mary Catherine Neal, of Buffalo, N.Y.; and five grandsons. A memorial service was held Aug. 15 at First Baptist Church of Barefoot Bay, with the Rev. Millard L. Fraumann officiating, and assisted by the Rev. W. J. Stephenson. Inurnment services will be held at a later date in Cartersville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to First Baptist Church of Barefoot Bay, 303 Barefoot Blvd., Barefoot Bay, Fla. 32976, in Mrs. DeHart's memory. Strunk Funeral Homes, Sebastian, is in charge of local arrangements.

Raymond Dewey

Raymond P. Dewey, 83, 909 Yew St., Barefoot Bay, died unexpectedly Aug. 11, 1998, at his home. He was born Sept. 1, 1914, in Batavia, N.Y., and moved to Brevard County in 1986 from Fort Lauderdale. Mr. Dewey was a retired railroad engineer for New York Central in Buffalo, N.Y. He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 1767, Batavia; Eagle's Club No. 0879, Barefoot Bay; Masonic Lodge, Bergen, N.Y.; and Barefoot Bay Golf Club. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; a daughter, Patricia Anderson, of Jupiter; a son, Jack McWain, of Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters, Georgia Hoover, of Elba, N.Y., and Natalie Westbrooke, of Pasadena, Calif.; and a brother, Richard Dewey, Durham, N.H. Arrangements are under the direction of Fountainhead Memorial Home, Palm Bay.

Finlay Milroy

Finlay Cameron Milroy Sr., 80, of Sebastian, died Aug. 13, 1998, at Indian River Memorial Hospital after a prolonged illness. Mr. Milroy was born April 1, 1918, in Ludlow, Mass., and moved to Sebastian 11 years ago from Chicopee, Mass. Mr. Milroy was a corporate lawyer for A.G. Spalding & Questor Corp. in Toledo, Ohio. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and graduated from Northeastern University, Class of 1941. He was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church of Sebastian, Sebastian Elks Lodge No. 2714 and the Ludlow Country Club. Surviving are his wife, Lucy; three sons, Finlay C. Milroy Jr., of Scottsdale, Ariz., Edward G. Milroy, of Brockton, Mass., and Douglas W. Milroy, of Troy, N.C.; three stepdaughters, Jean Brown, of Wilder, Vt.; Lucy Ann Swanson, of New Port Richey, and Cindy Lee Isabelle, of Fort Pierce; three stepsons, Ernest Logan, of East Cameron, Pa.; William Kilbourn, of Tampa, and Richard Kilboum, of Hartland, Vt.; two sisters, Dorothy Fueston, of Ludlow; Margaret Carr, of Somers, Conn.; 18 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Aug. 16 at Christ the King Lutheran Church with the Rev. Paul E. Hauenstein officiating. An Elks service was provided by the Elks Lodge No. 2714 B.P.O.E. of Sebastian. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be sent to Florida Elks Children's Hospital, Box 49, Umatilla, Fla. 32784, in Mr. Milroy's memory. Arrangements were under the direction of Young & Prill Funeral Home, Sebastian.

James Wisniewski

James Wisniewskl, 87, of Sebastian, died unexpectedly Aug. 10, 1998, at his residence. He was born Aug. 5, 1911, in Lawrence, Maine, and moved to Brevard County in the late 1960s from Salem, N.H. Mr. Wisniewski worked for Western Electric in Lawrence. Surviving are a brother, Paul J. Wisniewski, of Rio Verde, Ariz.; and a sister, Elsa Hart, of Milford, N.H. Arrangements were under the direction of Fountainhead Memorial Funeral Home, Palm Bay.

Irene Priore

Irene F. Priore, 89, of Sebastian, died Aug. 13, 1998, at her residence after a prolonged illness. She was born in Lawrence, Mass., and moved to Indian River County in 1976 from Miami. Mrs. Priore was a retired retail supervisor, and member of the ItalianAmerican Club of Sebastian. Surviving are her husband of 64 years, Louis; two daughters, Benita Priore, of Sebastian, and Eraina Paluch, of Vero Beach; and two granddaughters. No services are planned. The family requests contribu- tions be made to VNA Hospice, 1111 36th St., Vero Beach, Fla., 32960, in Mrs. Priore's memory. National Cremation Society, of Melbourne, is in charge of arrangements.

William Dunford

William Wellford "Bill" Dunford Jr., 67, of Sebastian, died Aug. 15, 1998, at Tamden Health Care, Vero Beach, after a prolonged illness. He was born July 20, 1931 in Miami and moved to Sebastian 22 years ago from Orlando. Mr. Dunford was the owner and operator of Dunford Oil Co. & Dunoco, Vero Beach. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran having served in the Korean conflict. Surviving are his wife of 12 years, JoAnn; one son, Larry Dunford, of Altamonte Springs; 3 daughters, Linda Dunford, of Fort Collins, Colo., LeAnn Crane, of Stuart, and Leslie McClaren, of Port St. Lucie; a sister, Ann Brown, of Georgia; 1 step-son, Dale Piatt of Sebastian; and 12 grandchildren. The funeral was held Aug. 18 at the Strunk Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Jack Hart officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's/Parkinson Disease Support Group, 2207 18th Ave., Vero Beach, Fla. 32960, or to the Council On Aging Inc., of Indian River County, P.O. Box 2102, Vero Beach, Fla. 32960, in Mr. Dunford's memory.

William Jarney

William Z. "Bill" Jarney, 86, of Sebastian, died Aug. 20, 1998, at Holmes Regional Medical Center, Melbourne, after a brief illness. He was born May 28, 1912, in Lvov, Poland, and moved to Sebastian 12 years ago from Rockland County, N.Y. Mr. Jarney was a manager for Lone Star Cement in West Nyack, N.Y., and was a former member of the Masonic Lodge in Spring Valley, N.Y. Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Marion; his son, M. Chris Jarney, of Richmond, Va.; his daughter, Helen Schatzberg, of Caldwell, N.J.; a stepson, Christopher Marshall, of Fort Lauderdale; and six grandchildren. Friends can call from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian. A funeral service will be 2 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. David Gant officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to VNA Hospice, 1111 36th St., Vero Beach, Fla. 32960, in Mr. Jarney's memory.

Amy Steen

Amy Hiles Steen, 79, of Barefoot Bay, died Aug. 19, 1998, at Integrated Health Services, Vero Beach, after a prolonged illness. Mrs. Steen was born Jan. 18, 1919, in Medford, N.J., and moved to Barefoot Bay six years ago from Naranja. She was a retired U.S. postal employee. She attended First United Methodist Church, Roseland, and had been a volunteer with the South Dade League for the Retarded in Miami. Surviving are a daughter, Prudence Nelson, of Miami; a son, Richard Hiles, of Medford, N.J.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held by the family at a later date. Strunk Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Grace Lewis

Grace D. Lewis, 76, of Lakeland and Orchid Island, died Aug. 10, 1998, at Lakeland Regional 'Medical Center in Lakeland after a prolonged illness. She was born Sept. 4, 1921, in Sale City, Ga. Mrs. Lewis was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lakeland, the Junior Women's Club, the Junior Welfare League and the Lakeland Garden Club. Surviving are her husband, 0. Herman; two daughters, Lynda Buck and Barbara Andrews, both of Lakeland; two sisters, Cloryne Algee, of Ormond Beach, and Sarah McKay, of Lakeland; and two grandchildren. Graveside services were held Aug. 13, 1998, at Oak Hill Burial Park in Lakeland. Lakeland Funeral Home, Lakeland, was in charge of arrangements.

Carl Taylor

Carl Daniel Taylor, 66, of Roseland, died unexpectedly Aug. 22, 1998. He was born Jan. 6,1932, in Mountain View, Ark., and had been a resident of Roseland for 34 years, moving from Paducah, Ky. Mr. Taylor served in the U.S. Marinne Corps and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was employed as a construction engineer and owned Professional Realty of Fellsmere until his retirement. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Peggy; a son, C. Daniel Taylor Jr., of Jacksonville; two daughters, Teresa Click, of Overland Park, Kan., and Susan E. Zon, of Aliquippa, Pa.; two brothers, Roy Taylor, of Marion, Ill., and Jesse Taylor Sr., of Golconda, Ill.; four sisters, Louise Williams, of Micco, Beulah Marie Lartigue, of Texas, Blanche Hunter, of Chicago, and Viola Owens, of Golconda; and four grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Young and Prill Funeral Home, Sebastian. The funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Young and Prill Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Rivers, of Roseland United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Fountainhead Memorial Park, Palm Bay.

Roy Eskesen

Roy W. Eskesen, 70, of Barefoot Bay, died unexpectedly Aug. 18, 1998, at his residence. He was born June 2, 1928, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to Brevard County in 1991 from Long Island, N.Y. Mr. Eskesen was a retired carpenter and was president of the Barefoot Bay Billiard Club and member of The Airmasters, Barefoot Bay. Surviving are his wife, Harriet; two daughters, Linda Reiffert, of Sebastian, and Cindy Eskesen, of Palm Bay; three sons; Danny Eskesen and Harry Eskesen, both of Hampton Bay, N.Y., and Tommy Carley, of Palm Bay; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at Fountainhead Memorial Funeral Home, Palm Bay. The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Theodore Thoren

Theodore E. Thoren, 79, of West Melbourne, died Aug. 5, 1998, in Melbourne, after a prolonged illness. Mr. Thoren was born Jan. 12, 1919, in Chicago, and moved to West Melbourne from Sebastian. He was retired from Illinois Bell Telephone, a veteran of the U.S. Navy Seabees in World War II, a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, auxiliary member of Community Church, Boulder Junction, Wis., a summer resident of Boulder Junction, and a member of United Church of Sebastian UCC. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Myrl; two sons, Theodore F. Thoren, of North Bend, Ore., and Byron G. Thoren, of Frankfort, Ill.; four grandsons; and one great-grandson. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service was held Aug. 22 at United Church of Sebastian UCC with The Rev. Thomas Golladay officiating. Donations may be made to United Church of Sebastian UCC, 1251 Fellsmere Road, Sebastian, Fla. 32958 or The Alzheimers Asso- ciation, 1250 5. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne, Fla. 32901 in Mr. Thoren's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home, Melbourne.

Joseph Trier

Joseph John "Joe" Trier, 68, of Barefoot Bay, died Aug. 17, 1998, at his residence after a brief illness. He was born June 8, 1930, in Hamilton Beach, N.Y., and moved to Barefoot Bay in 1985 from Long Island, N.Y. Mr. Trier was a bus driver for Green Bus Lines in Jamaica, N.Y., and a member of Amalgamated Union Local No. 1179 in Jamaica. He was a member of Sebastian Moose Lodge No. 1767, Sebastian Orioles Nest of Micco, and Italian American Club, Sebastian. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army in the Korean conflict and a member of the American Legion in Massapequa, N.Y. Surviving are his wife of 14 years, Judy; three daughters, Jean Harold, of Merrick, N.Y., Karen Steliwag, of Newburgh, and Mary Trier, of Orlando; two sisters, Ann Milheiser, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Julie Helen, of Medford, N.Y.; and six grandchildren. Mr. Trier will be transferred to Massapequa Funeral Home, Massapequa, for services and burial in St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, N.Y. Local arrangements are under the direction of Stunk Funeral Home, Sebastian.