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Jean Ford

Jean K. Ford, 86, of Sebastian, died Jan. 11, 1998, at Palm Garden of Vero Beach, after a prolonged illness. She was born Sept. 14, 1911, in Cleveland, Ohio, and moved to Sebastian in 1978 from Miami. Mrs. Ford was medical technician for 25 years in Miami. She attended St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Sebastian. Surviving are two cousins, Mary McJury, of Palm Beach, and Ruth Mulvey, of Pittsburgh, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Salvation Army, 505 S.W. 27th Ave., Vero Beach, Fla. 32968 in Mrs. Ford's memory. Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian, is in charge of arrangements.

Hattie Sullivan

Hattie Caroline Sullivan, 80, of Barefoot Bay, died Jan. 12, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center after a prolonged illness. She was born Feb. 6, 1917, in New York and moved to Barefoot Bay 14 years ago from Bridgeton, NJ. Mrs. Sullivan was a homemaker. Surviving are a son, Jerry Sullivan, of Elmer, N.J.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Sullivan will be transferred to Simonson Funeral Home in Richmond Hill, N.Y., for services. Burial will be in Maple Grove Memorial Park, Kew Gardens, N.Y. Local arrangements are under the direction of Stmnk Funeral Home, Sebastian.

LeFred Taylor

LeFred Leland Taylor, 62, 5105 85th St., Wabasso, died Jan. 6, 1998, at Indian River Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was born June 4, 1935, in The Bluffs of Andros, Bahamas, and moved to Wabasso 35 years ago from the Bahamas. He was employed with John's Island Club. He was a member of Masonic New Palestine Lodge No. 381, Wabasso. Surviving are his wife, Barbara; two sons, LeFred L. Taylor Jr., of Hollywood, Calif., and Matthew A. Wilson, of Palm Bay; three stepsons, Herbert Flowers and Tyrone Flowers, both of Wabasso, and Ben Edward, of Gifford; five daughters, Belinda Bristol, of Vero Beach, Sandra Taylor Huthinson, of Miami, Sadie Wilson, of Melbourne, Catherine Wilson, of Newark, N.J., and Julia Wilson, of Gainesville; his mother, Carmetha; seven sisters, Rosemary Russell, of Abacco, Bahamas, Carmetha Newbold Hopkins, Jessie Mae Miller, Rudell Fawkers, Maude Sturrup, Beverley Smith and Verita Williams, all of Nassau, Bahamas; two brothers, Willis Alexander Newbold and Wilmore Taylor, both of Nassau; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Jan. 17 at St. Matthews Missionary Baptist Church, Wabasso. Interment followed at Wabasso Cemetery, Wabasso.

Edmund Correa

Edmund R. "Ed" Correa, 71, of Bay City, Mich., died Jan. 18, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center following a brief illness. Mr. Corrca was born Oct. 15, 1926, in Hilo, Hawaii, and was a winter resident of Sebastian for the past 12 years. He was a painter at Dow Chemical in Midland, Mich., for 36 years, a member of the Moose Lodge No. 1767 in Sebastian, and a veteran of the Navy Seabees in World War II. Surviving are his wife, Betty; one son, Melvin Correa of Bay City, Mich.; one daughter, Darlene Dammer of Linwood, Mich.; two stepsons, Don Rauschenberger of Auburn, Mich., and Jeff Rauschenberger of Bay City, Mich.; three brothers, Melvin Correa and David Correa, both of Hawaii, and Buster Correa of Colorado; three sisters, Vera Victorino, Kathleen Mitchler and Vema Kinney, all of California, Mildred Spencer of Oregon and Shirley Ekstrom of Minnesota; six grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Jan. 22 at the Shady Rest Clubhouse in Sebastian with the Rev. Carl Bray officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations may be made to the American Heart Association, North Central Florida Area, 237 East Marks St., Orlando, Fla. 32803, or to the charity of one's choice in memory of Mr. Correa. Arrangements are under the direction of Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian.

Leo Gorman

Leo L. Gorman, 83, of Barefoot Bay, died Jan. 17, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland, after a prolonged illness. He was born Oct. 24, 1914, in Rockland, Mass., and moved to Barefoot Bay in 1981 from Brockton, Mass. Mr. Gorman wasp a pressman for the Boston Globe in Boston, Mass. He was a member of Sebastian Elks Lodge and Bare- foot Bay Golf Club. Surviving are his wife, Rose; and one sister, Clo Filgate, of Barefoot Bay. A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Jan. 23 at St. Luke's Catholic Church, Barefoot Bay, with the Rev. Patrick O'Carroll officiating. The family suggests donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1101 N. Lake Destiny Road, No. 415, Maitland, Fla. 3275 1-7105, in Mr. Gorman's memory.

Raymond Verdelotti

Raymond Anthony "Ray" Verdelotti Sr., 64, of Sebastian, died unexpectedly Jan. 10, 1998, at his residence. He was born Dec. 25, 1933, in Providence, R.I., and moved to Sebastian in 1995 from Dania. Mr. Verdelotti was a general contractor in the construction industry. He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 1767, Sebastian, and a U.S. Alr Force veteran. Surviving are his wife, Vera; a son and stepson in Florida; three children in Rhode Island; one brother in Rhode Island; and one sister in Las Vegas, Nev. A memorial service is pending and will be announced at a later date. 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 Mr. Verdelotti's memory. Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian, is in charge of arrangements.

Ralph Painter

Ralph Herbert Painter, 80, of Sebastian, died unexpectedly Jan. 21, 1998, at his residence. He was born March 9, 1917, in York, Pa., and moved to Sebastian 21 years ago from Fairfax, Va. Mr. Painter was a retired tool and die maker for the U.S. government. He was a member of the American Legion, Sebastian, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Lois; one sister, Ethel Miller, of York; and one brother, George Painter, of Dover, Pa. At the family's request, there will be no repose or visitation. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Humane Society of Vero Beach, P.O. Box 644, Vero Beach, Fla. 32961, in Mr. Painter's memory. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Indian River Cremations Inc., Vero Beach.

Robert Stapleton

Robert J. Stapleton, 85, of Palm Bay, died Jan. 21, 1998, at the Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland, after a brief illness. He was born March 31, 1912, in Syracuse, N.Y., and moved to Palm Bay in 1982 from Solvay, N. Y. Mr. Stapleton was a retired salesman working in the stationery business. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans, both of Pahn Bay. Surviving are his wife, Pauline; and one stepson, Fred Anderson, of Apollo Beach. At the family's request, there will be no services. Young & Lowther Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Sebastian, is in charge of arrangements.

Edra Young

Edra Strickland Young, 77, of Sebastian, died Jan. 21, 1998, at HealthSouth, of Vero Beach, after a brief illness. She was born Oct. 25, 1920, in Reidsville, Ga., and moved to Sebastian 14 years ago from Miami. Mrs. Young was an insurance underwriter for more than 20 years in Miami. She was named Sebastian's "Woman of the Year" in 1992. She was a member of the Indian River Genealogical Society; American Association of Retired Persons and Take Off Pounds Sensibly, all of Vero Beach, and Sebastian Computer Club. Mrs. Young served as the regional coordinator for the Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders program and donated her time to the Crisis Hotline, both of Vero Beach. She was a member of Sebastian United Methodist Church Sebastian. She was a board member of the Sebastian Historical Society. Surviving arc her husband, Bob; two sons, Robert Allen Young, of Southlake, Texas, and James Edwin Jones, of West Palm Beach; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Jan. 24 at Sebastian United Methodist Church, Sebastian. Inurnment was in Shiloh Cemetery, Reidsville. In lieu of flowers, the family sug- gests donations be made to Sebastian United Methodist Church, 1029 Main St., Sebastian, Fla. 32958, or to the charity of one's choice in Mrs. Young's memory. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lowther Crema- tion Service Inc., Vero Beach.

Dorothy Fenton

Dorothy Alice Fenton, 90, of Barefoot Bay died Jan. 21, 1998, at Integrated Health Services of Palm Bay, Palm Bay, after a brief illness. She was born Sept. 28, 1907, in Jersev City, N.J., and moved to Barefoot Bay one year ago from Bellingham, Wash. Mrs. Fenton was a secretary for 34 years in the Department of Parks and Public Property, Union City, N.J. She was a Catholic. Surviving are one son, William H. Fenton, of Barefoot Bay; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. Fenton will be transferred to Leber Funeral Home, Union City, for services and burial at Weehawken Cemetery, Weehawken, N,.j In lieu of flowers, the famlly suggests donations be made to the charity of onc's choice in Mrs. Fenton's memory. Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian, is in charge of local arrange- ments.

Mary Gutekunst

Mary E. Gutekunst, 92, of Sebastian, died Jan. 19, 1998, at Community General Hospital, Harris, N.Y., after a prolonged illness. She was born March 29, 1905, in Wurtsboro, N.Y., and moved to Sebastian 40 years ago from her birthplace. Mrs. Gutekunst was a homemaker. She was a member of Roseland Methodist Church, Roseland. Surviving are five daughters, Mary Geguire, of Palm Bay, Margater Thornton, of Ellenville, N.Y., Leonora Bedford, of Circleville, N.Y., and Anna Norton and Freder- icka Harding, both of Wurtsboro; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Cremation was at Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh, N.Y. Vanlnwegen-Kenny Inc., Funeral Home, Wurtsboro, is in charge of arrangements.

Jessie Stephens

Jessie Marie Stephens, 97, of Shelter Island, N.Y., and Sebastian, died Jan. 21, 1998, at her residence after a prolonged illness. She was born April 11, 1900, in South Ostelic, N.Y., and was a winter resident in Sebastian for five years. Mrs. Stephens was a homemaker and a Presbyterian. At the family's request, there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Surviving are one son, James Miller, of Sebastian; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Young-Lowther Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Sebastian, is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Yanuchi

Betty Yanuchi, 72, of Micco, died unexpectedly Jan. 24, 1998, at her residence. She was born June 17, 1925, in Syosset, N.Y., and moved to Micco in 1991 from Hicksville, N.Y. Mrs. Yanuchi was a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of America, Lakes Guild of St. Luke's and Snug Harbor Friendship Group, all of Micco. Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Vincent; three daughters, Toni Kulak, of South Dayton, N.Y., Ellen Linehan, of Fullerton, Calif., and Virginia Meehan, of Syracuse, N.Y.; one son, Vincent Yanuchi, of Middleburg; one sister, Catherine Durnan, of Woodbridge, Va.; one brother, Patrick Duman, of Woodbridge, Va.; and seven grandchildren. A Mass of Christian burial as held Jan. 28 at St. Luke's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Patric O'Carroll officiating. Interment was in Fountainhead Memorial Park. Fountainhead Funeral Home, Palm Bay was in charge of arrangements. Donations can be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, Memorial Program, One St. Jude Place Building, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 300, Memphis, Tenn. 38148-0552.

Phyllis Webster

Phyllis A. Webster, 65, of Barefoot Bay, died Jan. 22, 1998, at Indian River Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was born March 24, 1932, in Arlington, Mass., and moved to Barefoot Bay in 1987 from Bedford, Mass. Mrs. Webster was a secrctary at Raytheon Electronic in Bedford. She was a Catholic. She was a member of Barefoot Bay Homemakers Association, Moose Lodge No. 1767 in Sebastian, Eagles Sebastian Inlet Aerie No. 4067 and Orioles in Micco. Surviving are her husband, Bert; two sons, Raymond J. Pelletier, of Winthrop, Mass., and Christain W. Pelletier, of Acworth, Ga.; one daughter, Julianne Melanson, of Carlisle, Mass.; one stepson, Bradford Webster, of Groton, Mass.; one stepdaughter, Daryl Webster, of Brookline, Mass.; one brother, William Brennan, of Nashville, N.C.; one sister, Mayclair MacDougall, of Bradenton; six grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Jan. 27 at Strunk Funeral Home Chapel, Sebastian, with the Rev. Lucien Duquette officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, North Indian River County Unit, P.O. Box 1749, Sebastian, Fla. 32958, or to Micco Fire and Rescue Department, 301 Barefoot Blvd., Micco, Fla. 32976, in Mrs. Webster's memory.

Joseph Bobrowskas

Joseph Patrick "Joe Brown" Bobrowskas, 85, of Wabasso, died Jan. 25, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland, after a brief illness. He was born Feb. 11, 1912, in Newark, N.J., and moved to Wabasso 36 years ago from his birthplace. Mr. Bobrowskas worked as a machinist at Piper, Vero Beach, for 10 years. He was a Catholic. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Theresa; one daughter, Virginia Marino, of Eatontown, N.J.; one son, Joseph Bobrowskas, of Haysville, N.C.; one sister, Catherine Smith, of New Jersey; five grandchildren; and two great-grand- children. A graveside service was held Jan. 29 at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Fort Pierce, with the Rev. Lucien Duquette officiating. Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian, was in charge of arrangements.

Violet Criscuolo

Violet Belle "Vi" Criscuolo, 71, of Sebastian, died Jan. 25, 1998, at her residence after a prolonged illness. She was born Dec. 6, 1926, in Rumney, N.H., and moved to Sebastian in 1973 from Charlton, Mass. Mrs. Criscuolo was a supervisor at Hale Groves, Wabasso, and a Protestant. She was a member of Eagles Sebastian Inlet Aerie No. 4067 and American Association of Retired Persons. Surviving are one daughter, Sandra Falke, of Charleston, S.C.; six sisters, Marguerite Boutwell, of Sebastian, Leola Fowler, of Newport, N.H., Pauline Christofono, of Whittier, Calif., Myla Hoover, of Sacramento, Calif., Irene Romano, of Fitchburg, Mass., and Earline Bryant, of Sebastian; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. At the family's request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the charity ity of one's choice in her memory. Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian, is in charge of arrangements.

Cecelia Follett

Cecelia Virginia Follett, 71, of Barefoot Bay, died Jan. 24, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland, after a brief illness. She was born Jan. 15, 1927, in Lisbon Falls, Maine, and moved to Barefoot Bay three years ago from Bremen, Maine. Mrs. Follett was a homemaker and a member of Lincoln County Assembly of God, Damariscotta, Maine. Surviving are her husband, Earl; daughter, Susan Lermond, of Damariscotta; three step-sons, Earl Follett, of Damariscotta, Charles Follett, of Gardner, Mass., and Lee Follett, of Topsham, Maine; two step-daughters, Nancy Leger, of Fitchburg, Mass., and Jackie Pfatestaf, of Gainesville; four brothers, Richard Arsenault, of Virginia Beach, Va., Johnny Arsenault, of Waldoboro, Maine, Albert Arsenault, of New Egypt, N.J., and Gregory Arsenault, of Terryville, Conn.; six sisters, Constance McCarthy and Viola Saucier, both of Barefoot Bay, Madeline Gamage, of Newcastle, Maine, Irene Windslow, of Lincoln Center, Maine, Sylvia Purcell, of Virginia Beach, and Brenda Arsenault, of Bristol, Conn.; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and five step-grandchildren. A funeral service was held Jan. 27 at the Strunk Funeral Home chapel, Sebastian.

Brian C. Clark

Brian C. Clark, 47, of Bangor, Maine, died Dec. 20, 1997, at his home. He was born Nov. 29, 1950, in Old Town, Maine. He was an investment broker for Means Investment Co., Bangor. Surviving is his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Michele Clark and Nichole Clark, both of Glenburn, Maine; his mother, Joyce Clark, Barefoot Bay; his father, Leon LaForrest, Se- bastian; a brother, Scott Clark, and a sister, Judy Anderson, both of Ken- duskeag. Services were held Dec. 22 at the East Orrington Congregational Church, East Orrington, Maine.


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