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Eugenia Maxellon

Eugenia Jean Maxellon, 90, of Barefoot Bay, died March 24, 1998, at Palm Garden of Vero Beach after a prolonged illness. She was born Sept. 2, 1907, in Norwich, Conn., and moved to Barefoot Bay 12 years ago from Lakewood Park. Mrs. Maxellon was a secretary with Hartford Accident Insurance Co., Hartford, Conn. for 15 years prior to retirement. She was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church, Vero Beach. Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Edward; four sisters, Helen Javorski, of Bradentown, Irene Loomis, of Sebastian, and Ella Desjarlais and Stella MacNeil, both of Lakewood Park; three brothers, Joseph Mulak, of Springfield, Mass., Henry Mulak, of Chicopee, Mass., and Edwin Mulak, of Ludlow, Mass. A Mass of Christian Burial was held March 27 at St. Helen Catholic Church, Vero Beach. Entombment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Fort Pierce. Aycock Funeral Home, Fort Pierce, was in charge of arrangements. The family suggests donations be made to the charity of one's choice, in Mrs. Maxelion's memory.

JoAnn Evans

JoAnn M. Evans, 59, of Sebasian, died March 23, 1998, at her residence after a prolonged illness. She was born Aug. 30, 1938, in Cleveland, Ohio, and moved to Sebastian in 1994 from her birthplace. Miss Evans was employed at the Publix supermarket, Roseland. She was a member of the Indian River Cremation Society, Vero Beach. Surviving are her mother, Ann Eurerig, of Sebastian; one son, Wilham Evans, of Lakewood, Ohio; one brother, Frank Jelnick, of Sebastian; and three grandchildren. At the family's request, there will be no repose or visitation. A memorial Mass was celebrated March 26 at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Sebastian. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Visiting Nurse Association Hospice, 1111 36th St., Vero Beach, Fla. 32960, in Miss Evans' memory.

Genevieve Hardin

Genevieve G. Hardin, 86, of Fellsmere, died March 23, 1998, at Indian River Memorial Hospital after a prolonged illness. She was born Oct. 19, 1911, in St. Louls, Mo., and moved to Fellsmere 34 years ago from Ypsilanti, Mich. Mrs. Hardin was a homemaker. Surviving are two daughters, Sancia Siever, of Brandon, and, Candice Stokes, of Fellsmere; one brother, Glennon Maloney, of Hollywood, Calif.; one sister, Helen Leslie, of Los Angeles, Calif.; and three grandchildren. A memorial service was held March 25 at her residence. Cox-Gifford Funeral Home, Vero Beach, is in charge of arrangements.

Anthony Vallario

Anthony John Vallario, 59, of Sebastian, died March 24, 1998, at Indian River Memorial Hospital after a prolonged illness. He was born June 3, 1938, in Brooklyn, N.Y.,. and moved to Sebastian five years ago from Long Island, N.Y. Mr. Vallario was a New York City firefighter for eight years. He was member of the Italian-American Club, Moose Lodge No. 1767 and Eagles Sebastian Inlet Aerie No. 4067, all of Sebastian. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Mary Ann; three daughters, Lucia Chiofalo, of New Hyde Park, N.Y., and Valerie Castellano and Stephanie Negron, both of Sebastian; one brother, Leonard Vallario, of Monticello, N.Y.; one sister, Anne Shields, of Sebastian; and three grandchildren. A graveside service was held March 27 at Sebastian Cemetery. Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian, was in charge of arrangments.

Sarah Szeluga

Sarah Helen Szeluga, 86, of Sebastian, died March 30, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland, after a prolonged illness. She was born Dec. 11, 1911, in Nashville, Tenn., and moved to Sebastian 22 years ago from New Carrolton, Md. Mrs. Szeluga was an executive secretary for the federal government. During her career, she was attached to Gen. Douglas MacArthur's staff in Japan after World War II. She was a member of Sebastian United Methodist Church, Pelican Island Garden Club and Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, all of Sebastian. Surviving is one sister, Marie Jensen, of Cocoa Beach. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. April 3 at the Strunk Funeral Home chapel, Sebastian, with the Rev. Roy Harris officiating. Inurnment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn.

Patricia Asire

Patricia Asire, 58, of Sebastian, died April 2, 1998, at her residence after a prolonged illness. She was born Dec. 4, 1939, in Meadville, Pa., and moved to Sebastian two years ago from Prescott, Ariz. Mrs. Asire worked as a crew scheduler for American Airlines for 18 years. She was a floral designer for Johnson's Flower World Florist, Vero Beach. Surviving are her husband of 19 years, Ralph; one stepdaughter, Darleen Asire, of Los Angeles, Calif.; two brothers, Anthony Marceca, of Odenton, Md., and Robert Wilson, of Houston, Texas; and one sister, Fran Palmer, of San Diego, Calif. At the family's request, there will be no repose or visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to VNA Hospice, 1111 36th St., Vero Beach, Fla. 32960 in Mrs. Asire's memory. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Indian River Cremations Inc., Vero Beach.

Mary Gregory

Mary Josephine Gregory, 64, 1632 Sunport Road, Sebastian, died unexpectedly March 13, 1998, at Bacon County Hospital in Georgia. She was born April 22, 1933, in Dayton, Ohio. A private burial was held at Fountainhead Memorial Park in Palm Bay. Arrangements were under the direction of Fountainhead Memorial Funeral Home.

Francis Quigley

Francis G. Quigley, 83, of Sebastian, died, April 5,1998, at his residence after a prolonged illness. He was born Oct. 3, 1914, in Nantuckett, Mass., and moved to Sebastian six years ago from Miami. Mr. Quigley was an elementary school art teacher in Dade County for 10 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel during his 26 years of service. He was a member of the Retired Officers Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans. Mr. Quigley was a member of St. Sebas- tian Catholic Church, Sebastian. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Pau- line; three sons, Peter Quigley, of Miami, Lt. Col. Brian Quigley, of Alexandria, Va., and Cohn Quigley, of Sebastian; and three grandchildren. Service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Sebastian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 78-12 12, Sebastian, Fla. 32978-12 12, in memory of Mr. Quigley. The National Cremation Society, Stuart, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Cairns

Robert A. Cairns, 69, of Sebastian, died April 6, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland, after a prolonged illness. He was born June 28, 1928, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to Sebastian two years ago from Sayville, N.Y. Mr. Cairns was a Mason and belonged to the Manetta Lodge, Long Island, N.Y. He was a member and a Jester of the Azan Shrine, Melbourne. He was an ancient bass drummer for 45 years. Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Catherine; and one son, Robert I. Cairns, of Lake Worth. At the family's request, there will be no services. The family suggests donations be made to the Kidney Association, 1900 Nebraska Ave., Ft. Pierce, Fla. 34950 in Mr. Cairns' memory. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lowther Cremation Service, Inc., Vero Beach.

Ada Baisley

Ada M. Baisley, 71, of Micco, died April 9, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland, after a prolonged illness. She was born Oct., 14, 1926, in Putnam Valley, N.Y., and moved to Micco in 1984 from Peekskill, N.Y. Mrs. Baisley was a homemaker and a member of the American Legion Women's Auxiliary Post No. 189 of Sebastian. Surviving are her husband of 47 years, Art; two sons, Arthur Baisley, of Fort Montgomery, N.Y., and Alan Baisley, of Peekskill; a daughter, Cathy Ballou, of Malabar; two brothers, Arthur Baisley and John Baisley, both of Peekskill; five grandchildren. A funeral service was held April 14 in the Strunk Funeral Home chapel, Sebastian, with the Rev. Carl Bray officiating. Entombment will follow at Fountainhead Memorial Park, Palm Bay.

Joseph Gerzonich

Joseph Gerzonich, 89, of Micco, died April 7, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland, after a prolonged illness. He was born Aug. 22, 1908, in Dubrnics, Czechoslovakia, and moved to Micco in 1988 from Dade City. Mr. Gerzonich was a machinist at Singer Sewing Machine Co., Elizabeth, N.J., for 18 years. He was a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church, Barefoot Bay. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving is his wife of 68 years, Anna. A memorial Mass was celebrated April 14 at St. Luke's Catholic Church, Barefoot Bay, with the Rev. Patrick O'Carroll officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date at St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to St. Luke's Catholic Church, P.O. Box 779-114, Barefoot Bay, Fla. 32976, in Mr. Gerzonich's memory. Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Gray

Mary K. Gray, 81, 13725 N. Indian River Drive, Sebastian, died April 11, i998, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland. She was born Oct. 23, 1916, in Glenville, N.C., and moved to Sebastian in 1951 from Salem, S.C. Mrs. Gray was a member of the Sebastian River Art Club, Sebastian, and the Classroom Teacher Association. Surviving are her husband, Charles; one daughter, Kitty Hice, of Port St. Lucie; two sons, Charles Gray Jr., of Phoenix, Ariz., and Eddy Gray, of Roseland; two sisters, Nell Edwards, of Melbourne, and Edna Young, of Salem; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held April 14 at the Fountainhead Memorial Funeral Home, Palm Bay. The family suggests donations be made to Florida Lions Eye Bank, 1638 NW. 10th Ave., Miami, Fla. 33186 in Mrs. Gray's memory.

Amy Dunn

Amy C. Dunn, 92, of Micco, died April 12, 1998, at her residence after a prolonged illness. She was born July 1, 1905, in Coffins, Ga., and moved to Micco in 1950 from Vadalia, Ga. Mrs. Dunn was associated with Hayward Crab Co. in Grant for 34 years and was a member of the Church of God, Sebastian. Surviving are her daughter, Margaret L. Peavy, of Melbourne; two brothers, Herschel Screws, of Vero Beach and George Screws, of Claxton, Ga.; nine grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 15 at the Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian. Interment followed in Sebastian Cemetery.

William Russell

William R. Russell, 82, of Barefoot Bay, died April 10, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center after a prolonged illness. He was born April 7, 1916, in Winnemucca, Nev., and moved to Barefoot Bay 20 years ago from Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. Russell was a retired printer for Insurance Co. of North America in Philadelphia, where he worked for 26 years. He was a member of the American Legion in Melbourne, Veterans of Foreign Wars in Palm Bay and Moose Lodge in Roseland. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Harrisburg, Pa. Surviving is his wife of 52 years, Evelyn. At the family's request there will be no repose or visitation. A memorial service will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Micco Fire Department, 301 Barefoot Blvd., Barefoot Bay, Fla. 32976, in Mr. Russell's memory. Cremation services were under the direction of Indian River Cremations Inc., in Vero Beach.

Max Stewart

Max W. Stewart, 83, of Barefoot Bay, died April 11, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center following a brief illness. Mr. Stewart was born Jan. 7, 1915, in Decatur, Ind., and moved to Barefoot Bay 16 years ago from Forked River, N.J. Mr. Stewart was a retired public hearing officer with the Department of Transportation of New Jersey. He was a past president of Barefoot Bay Men's Golf Association. Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Florence; one son, James Stewart, of Bricktown, N.J.; one stepson, James Elliott, of Toms River, N.J.; two stepdaughters, Barbara Elliott, of Philadelphia, Pa., and Louise Elliott, of Forked River, N.J.; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. At the family's request, service will be at a later date in New Jersey. Donations may be made to the Garden Club of Barefoot Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of the Young & Lowther Funeral Home, Sebastian.

Francis Deacon

Francis E. Deacon, 92, of Palm Bay, died April 14, 1998, at Palm Bay Community Hospital, Palm Bay, after a prolonged illness. He was born Dec. 26, 1905, in Canada, and nioved to Palm Bay in 1973 from Little Hollywood. Mr. Deacon was a foreman in the tool and die industry, East Hartford, Conn. He was employed at 7-Eleven as a trouble-shooter for 15 years. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Palm Bay. Surviving are his wife of 6 years, Beatrice; one son, Francis Deacon, of Plainville, Coun.; one daughter, Pat Arens, of Little Hollywood; one brother, Royce Deacon. of Waterville, Quebec, Canada; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A Memorial Mass was held April 17 at St. Luke's Catholic Church, Barefoot Bay. Inurnment will be at a later date at Sebastian Cemetery, Sebastian. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, Brevard County Units, 6983 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, Fla. 32940-7549 in Mr. Deacon's memory. Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian, is in charge of arrangements.

Mark Gray

Mark Steven Gray, 26, of Sebastian, died unexpectedly April 14, 1998, at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Mr. Gray was born Dec. 26, 1971, in Vero Beach and had been a lifelong resident of Sebastian. Mr. Gray was an auto mechanic and a graduate of Vero Beach High School. Surviving are his father, Lewis "Skip" Gray, of Sebastian; his mother, Grace D. Gray, of Chiefland; one daughter, Megan Lynn Calloway, of Frankfort, Ind.; and one brother, Roy Gray, of Chiefland. Funeral services were held April 17 at Young & Lowther Funeral Home, Sebastian, with Dr. Chris Zorn of First Presbyterian Church of Sebastian officiating. At the family's request, contributions may be made to the Megan Lynn Calloway Education Fund, do Harbor Federal Savings & Loan, 19397 U.S. 1, Sebastian, Fla. 32958.

Maude Petersen

Maude Petersen, 93, of Sebastian, died April 15, 1998, at Tandem Health Care, Vero Beach, after a brief illness. She was born June 27, 1904, in Brooks, Iowa, and moved to Sebastian in 1995 from Polson, Mont. Mrs. Petersen was a homemaker. She was a Presbyterian and a mem- ber of the American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are two sons, Philip Petersen, of Sebastian, and Nohl Petersen, of England; one daughter, Laura Petersen, of Sebastian; one brother, Chester Freshour, of Salt Lake City, Utah; five grandchildren; and seven great-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 American Heart Association, 237 E. Marks St., Orlando, Fla. 32803 in Mrs. Petersen's memory. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Indian River Cremations Inc., Vero Beach.


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