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Edward Dalva, 78, of Sebastian, died Jan. 12, 1998, at his residence after a prolonged illness. He was born March 25, 1919, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to Sebastian five months ago from Stuart. Mr. Dalva was employed at Grumman Aerospace, Bethpage, N.Y. and Stuart, for 43 years, and was senior vice president prior to retirement. He served on the boards of directors of the Martin County Chamber of Commerce, the YMCA of Stuart, the Palm Beach Blood Bank and Channel 42 of Palm Beach. He was a member of the United Church of Rockville Centre, N.Y. Surviving are his wife of 55 vears, Margaret; one son, Thomas Dalva, of Branchburg, N.J.; two daughters, Debbi Vickers, of Sebastian, and Susan Mills, of Richmond Hills, Ga., one sister, Claire Sawyer, of Albany, N.Y.; and one grand- child. Funeral services were held Jan. 14 at the Adcock Funeral Home in Stuart, with the Rev. Jim Bailey officiating. The family suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 1695 S.E. Indian St., Stuart, Fla. 34997, or the American Heart Association, 1111 S. Federal Highway Suite 110, Stuart, Fla. 34994 in Mr. Dalva's memory.
Mary Lou Smith
Mary Lou Anne Smith, 38, of Sebastian, died Jan. 11, 1998, at her residence after a prolonged illness. She was born Nov. 28, 1959 in York, Pa., and moved to Sebastian five years ago from Hollywood. Mrs. Smith was a secretary at Construction and Drywall, Vero Beach. She was a member of Central Assembly of God, Vero Beach. She was a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving are her husband, Phillip; one son, Randy Wayne Smith, of Sebastian; her mother and stepfather, Ruth and Guy E. Piercy, of Hollywood; her father, Frank Pollins, of York, Pa.; and one step- brother, Larry Charles, of Hollywood. The funeral was held Jan. 13 at the Strunk Funeral Home chapel, Sebastian, with the Rev. Buddy Tipton officiating. A graveside service was held Jan. 14 at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Fort Lauderdale. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the Mary Lou Smith Memorial Fund at the First Union National Bank, Ryanwood Shopping Center, 2001 8th Ave., Vero Beach, Fla. 32967 in Mrs. Smith's memory.
Jerome C. Westfahl, 78 of Sebastian, died unexpectedly Jan. 11, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center. He moved to Sebastian 16 years ago from Sagamore Hills, Ohio. Mr. Westfahl retired from B.F. Goodrich Research and Development Center as senior research associate. He received his baccalaureate from the University of Wisconsin and his doctorate from Cornell University. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Arline; one son, Michael Westfahl, of New Castle, Wash.; two daughters, Diane Westfahl, of Bothell, Wash., and Karen Lehky, of Brunswick, Ohio; one sister, Lona Zillmer, of New Mexico; and six grandchildren. At the family's request, there will be no repose or visitation. No services are scheduled. In lieu of flowers, the famlly suggests donations be made to the charity of one's choice, in Mr. Wcstfahl's memory. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Indian River Cremations Inc.
Elsia Szorc, 84, of Barefoot Bay, died Jan. 8, 1998, at Holmes Regional Medical Center, Melbourne, after a brief illness. She was born Aug. 24, 1913, in New York, N.Y., and moved to Barefoot Bay in 1975 from her birthplace. Mrs. Szorc was a nurse at Whitestone Hospital, Queens N.Y., prior to retirement. She was a member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church and St. Sebastian's Ladies Auxiliary Barefoot Bay Polish Club; and Micco Fire Department. Surviving are two daughters, Dorothy Szorc, of New York, and Carole Simon, of Baltimore, Md., one sister, Florence Yates, of Palm City; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. No services are scheduled. Fountainhead Memorial Funeril Home, Palm Bay, is in charge of arrangements.
Patricia "Patty" Schafer Bolesny, 66, of Barefoot Bay, died Jan. 9, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center. She was born Aug. 16, 1931, in Akron, Ohio, and moved to Barefoot Bay in 1992 from Tallmadge, Ohio. Mrs. Bolesny was a past president of Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxillary Post No. 1070 in Akron, Ohio. Surviving are her husband of 4 years, Al; one son, Michael Bolesny of Vero Beach; one sister, Phillis Chancey, of Dallas, Ga.; and two grandchildren. At the family's request, there were be no repose or visitation. Donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 1401 21 St., Vero Beach, Fla. 32960, or Micco Volunteer Fire Department, 301 Barefoot Blvd, Barefoot Bay, Fla. 32976, in Mrs. Bolesny's memory. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of National Cremation Society, 1900 S. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne.
Harry Samuel, 75, of Micco, died unexpectedly Jan. 4, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland. He was born Aug. 28, 1922, in Margate, N.J., and moved to Micco in 1990 from Downingtown, Pa. Mr. Samuel was a retired elcctriclan at the Veterans Affairs hospital, Coatsville, Pa. He was a life member of Sub Vets, Subvets Inc., and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II He participated in the first atom bomb test. Surviving are one son, Terrance Samuel, of Montgomery, Ala.; one daughter, Carla J. Samuel, of Micco; and one grandchild. There will be no services. Fountainhead Funeral Home, Patm Bay, is in charge of arrangements.
Henry William Hellriegel, 82, of Sebastian, died Jan. 3, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Rose land, after a brief illness. He was born Dec. 2, 1915, in Newark, N.J., and moved to Sebas- tian 15 years ago from Chatham, N.J. Mr. Hellreigel was a mason in the construction industry. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Marion, a son, Norman Hellriegel, of Copiague, N.Y.; a daughter, Marilyn Miltner, of Farmingdale, N.J.; and three grandchildren. Inurnment services will be at a later date. Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian, is in charge of arrangements.
Laura C. Musselman, 53, of Barefoot Bay, died Jan. 6, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland, after a prolonged illness. She was born Dec. 17, 1944, in New York, N.Y., and moved to Barefoot Bay, two years ago from Ridge, Long Island, N.Y. Mrs. Musselman was a school bus driver. She was a member of the Homemakers Club, Barefoot Bay; Barefoot Bay Neighbor Watch and Honor New York Club, Barefoot Bay. She was a Catholic. Surviving are her husband of 32 years, Art; two sons, Carl Musselman, of Shirley, N.Y., and Keith Musselman, of Ridge; a brother, John Festger, of Leigh High Acres; and one grandchild. Funeral services were held Jan. 9 at the Strunk Funeral Home chapel, Sebastian, with the Rev. Lucien Du- quette officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the American Heart Association, North Central Florida Area, 237 E. Marks St., Orlando, Fla. 32803, in Mrs. Musselman's memory.
Bruce William Knowles, 56, of Sarasota, died Jan. 9, 1998, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota. He was born Dec. 17, 1941, in Birmingham, Mich., and lived in Sebastian from 1992 to 1997. Mr. Knowles served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Surviving are two sons, Greg Knowles, of Conneaut Lake, Pa., and Dwayne Knowles, of Kutztown, Pa.; five brothers, Wayne Knowles, of Sarasota, Gerard Knowles, of Fellsmere, Douglas Knowles, of Warren, Mich., and Patrick Knowles and Michael Knowles, both of West Palm Beach; and one sister, Barbara Ann Knowles, of Hollywood. The family suggests donations be made to the American Lung Association, 2201 Cantu Court No. 119, Sarasota, Fla. 34232, in Mr. Knowles'memory. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Direct Mortuary Services, Sarasota.
James W. Mitzcl, 70, 9640 Estuary Way, Sebastian, died unexpectedly Jan. 10, 1998. He was born Dec. 10, 1927, in Cleveland, Ohio, and moved to Sebastian in 1993 from Marblehead, Ohio. Mr. Mitzel was a member of the Moose Lodge, Sebastian. Surviving are his wife, Jean; two daughters, Barbara Riehl, of Lewis Center, Ohio, and Cathy Rogers, of Mentor, Ohio; two sons, Scott Mitzel, of Bay Village, Ohio, and David Mltzel, of North Olmsted, Ohio; and three grandchildren. The funeral will be Jan. 17 in Westlake, Ohio. The family suggests donations be made to the American Heart Association, 2800 Aurora Road, Melbourne, Fla. 32935, in Mr. Mitzel's memory. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of East Coast Cremation, Melbourne.
The Rev. James Thurston Powell, 81, of Barefoot Bay, died Jan. 1 1998, at Holmes Regional Medical Center, Melbourne. He was born Jan. 21, 1916, in Boston, Mass., and moved to Brevard County In 1981 from Detroit, Mich. The Rev. Powell served United Church of Christ pastorates in Fitzwilliam, N.H., Sturbridge, Mass., New Bedford, Mass., Tewksbury, Mass. and Detroit prior to retirement. He was a charter member of United Church of Sebastian, Sebastian, a member of the Men's Club of the United Church of Sebastian and an honorary member and chaplain of Kiwanis Club of Barefoot Bay. Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Doris; two sons, Robert Powell, of Belmont, N.H., and Ronald Powell, of Barefoot Bay; two daughters, Rebecca Miller,of Loxahatchee, and Ruth Boudreau, of Rising Sun, Ind.; one sister, Muriel Jackson, of Decatur, Ga.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Friends may call 9-10 a.m. Jan. 16 at United Church of Sebastian. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 16 at United Church of Sebastian. The family suggests donations be made to United Church of Sebastian, 1251 Fellsmere Road, Sebastian, Fla. 32958, in his memory. Fountainhead Memorial Funeral Home, Palm Bay, is in charge of arrangements.