|Saturday, November 27, 1999
NEW SMYRNA BEACH - Helen P. Budrick, 82, of Saxon Drive, a retired
employee of the Hiram Walker Liquor Co., Brooklyn, N.Y., died Thursday
Mrs. Budrick, a Women's Army Corps veteran of World War II, was born
in Pittsburgh and moved to this area last December from Maspeth, N.Y. Memberships
included: Transfiguration Catholic Church, Maspeth, and Disabled American
Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and the Lithuanian
Club, all of Queens, N.Y.
Survivors include two brothers, Alex Poniatowski, Oahu, Hawaii, and
Frank Poniatowski, Sherman Oaks, Calif.; and a niece, Joan Ivory, New Smyrna
Beach, who provided for her care. Cardwell, Port Orange, is in charge.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH - Audrey C. Collins, 80, of Kirkland Road, a former
maintenance employee for the Nassau County School Board, New York, died
Thursday at Bert Fish Medical Center.
Mrs. Collins, born in Queens, N.Y., came to this area in 1996 from
Inman, N.Y. She was a member of the Council on Aging.
Survivors include two sons, Jack Smith, New Smyrna Beach, and Ronald
Smith, York, Pa.; and two grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made
to the Council on Aging, 501 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach 32168. Baldwin-Hughey
is in charge.
SOUTH DAYTONA - Fay DeMartino, 87, of South Ridgewood Avenue, a retired
bookkeeper, died Thursday at Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach.
Ms. DeMartino moved here 23 years ago from New York City, her birthplace.
She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Daytona Beach.
Survivors include a brother, Ben DiMartino, Bayside, N.Y.; and three
sisters, Gloria Smith, Whitestone, N.Y., Rose Boruch, Fort Lauderdale,
and Marie Manuel, Islip, N.Y. Woodward, Holly Hill, is in charge.
ORMOND BEACH - Walter Fuhrmann, 87, of Center Street, a former truck
repair center owner and operator, died Wednesday at Coquina Center.
Mr. Fuhrmann was born in Germany and moved to this area in 1980 from
Clinton, Iowa. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially the beach.
Survivors include two sons, Walter Jr., Davenport, Iowa, and Fred,
Franklin, N.C.; four grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Volusia
Memorial, Ormond Beach, is in charge.
DAYTONA BEACH - Blanche Jones, 71, of Bethune Village, a resident since
1957, died Thursday at Daytona Beach Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Jones, a homemaker, moved to this area from her birthplace, Barnwell,
S.C. She was a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking
Survivors include two sisters, Mary Lou Jones, Daytona Beach, and Rosa
Williams, Philadelphia; a stepbrother, Handy Braxton, Columbia, S.C.; and
two stepsisters, Ella Patterson, Beaver Falls, Pa., and Hager Braxton,
Columbia. Gainous is in charge.
DEBARY - Rae M. Manzione, 86, of Enterprise Road, a restaurant manager
for F.W. Woolworth, New York City, for 30 years before retiring, died Friday
at Mariner Health Care, Orange City.
Mrs. Manzione, a native of New York City, moved to this area in 1986
from Altamonte Springs. She enjoyed sewing and knitting.
Survivors include two brothers, Gerard, Cordenos, Italy, and Thomas,
DeBary; and a sister, Tina Den Heizer, Orange City. Baldauff, Orange City,
is in charge.
DAYTONA BEACH - Evelyn V. Mason, 70, of Rudy Lane, a nurse for Hospice
of Volusia/Flagler, died Thursday at home.
Mrs. Mason was born in Maddox, Md., and moved to this area in 1973
from Lapeer, Md. She was a member of Epiphany Catholic Church, Port Orange.
Survivors include her husband, Harris; six sons, Gary, Steven, Jef,
Donald and Michael Speck, all of Wilmington, N.C., and Ronnie Speck, Fayetteville,
Ark.; and a sister, Lee Glassmeyer, Port Orange. Memorial donations may
be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange
32119. Cardwell, Port Orange, is in charge.
ORANGE CITY - John W. Murphy, 81, of Westlake Drive, an electrician
for the New England Power Co., Worcester, Mass., died Wednesday at the
Alliance Center for Health Care.
Mr. Murphy, an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, was a native
of Lowell, Mass., and came here in 1988 from Nashua, N.H. He was a member
of St. Ann's Catholic Church, DeBary, and International Brotherhood of
Electrical Workers Local 103, Boston. He enjoyed golf.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Agnes; three sons, Thomas,
Morgantown, Ky., Michael, Eliot, Maine, and Darren, Goodlettsville, Tenn.;
a daughter, Janice Blease, Deltona; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 310 N. Nova
Road, Ormond Beach 32174. Baldauff is in charge.
PORT ORANGE - Susan Augustine Purdy, 89, of Forest Branch Drive, a
resident since 1975, died Wednesday at the Pinecastle Retirement Center,
Mrs. Purdy, a homemaker, was born in New York City and moved to this
area from Baltimore.
Survivors include a son, Robert, Port Orange. Bellevue-Cedar Hill,
Daytona Beach, is in charge.
DELTONA - Vivienne Saltzman, 75, of Eden Drive, a native of the Bronx,
N.Y., died Wednesday at Florida Hospital-Fish Memorial, Orange City.
Mrs. Saltzman, a homemaker, came to this area in 1984 from Brooklyn,
N.Y. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and was a founding member
and past president of the Allan Foss Leukemia Foundation, New York.
Survivors include her husband, Abraham; two sons, David, St. Petersburg,
and Larry, New York City; and a grandchild. Allen-Summerhill, Orange City,
is in charge.
DELEON SPRINGS - Paul Edwin Sharpe, 66, of Arredondo Grant Road, a
Volusia County maintenance worker until retiring in 1998, died Wednesday
at Memorial Hospital-West Volusia, DeLand.
Mr. Sharpe, an Army veteran, was born in Canton, Ill., and moved to
this area in 1978 from Cocoa Beach. He was a member of Plymouth Avenue
Christian Church, DeLand. He was a ham radio operator.
Survivors include his wife, Doris; two sons, Paul Sharpe Jr., DeLeon
Springs, and Stephen Valentines, Port Orange; a daughter, Vickie Hough,
DeLeon Springs; two brothers, Bud Sharpe, Satellite Beach, and Richard
Sharpe, Norman, Okla.; and four grandchildren. Carpenter-Curry, DeLand,
is in charge.
DAYTONA BEACH - Jane E. Skelton, 78, of North Halifax Avenue, a former
manager of the Mainsail Motel, Ormond Beach, for 23 years, died Thursday
Mrs. Skelton, born in Gadsden, Ala., moved to this area in 1963 from
Bremen, Ga. She later managed the gift shop of the Quality Inn, Ormond
Beach. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ormond
Beach and a charter member of the Ormond Beach Pilot Club.
Survivors include two daughters, Julie Askew, Daytona Beach, and Betty
Bondurant, Houston; a brother, Herbert Meeks Jr., and a sister, Anne Meeks,
both of DeLand; and four grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made
to the First United Methodist Church, 336 S. Halifax Ave., Ormond Beach
32176; Trinity Methodist Church, 306 W. Wisconsin Ave., DeLand 32720; or
to the First Baptist Church, 725 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand 32720. Haigh-Black,
Daytona Beach, is in charge.
DELAND - Clara Louise Slack, 83, of Chipola Avenue, a school teacher
in Illinois for 35 years before her retirement, died Friday at Woodland
Ms. Slack was born in Urbana, Ill., and came here in 1984 from Reedley,
Calif. She was a member of the First Untied Methodist Church of DeLand.
She performed community work for the Florida Methodist Children's Home
and Habitat for Humanity. She was a volunteer at Florida Hospital-Fish
Memorial and in voting precincts.
Survivors include a sister, Jean Flack, DeLand. Baldauff, Orange City,
is in charge.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH - Donna Marie Smith, 51, of Bay Street, a resident
for six years, died Friday at Ocean View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Smith, a homemaker, was a native of Coffeyville, Kan., and moved
to New Smyrna Beach from DeLand. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic
Survivors include her husband, Michael; two sons, Michael, Jerusalem,
Israel, and Robert, West Palm Beach; her father, Maurice Elliott, Edgewater;
and two brothers, Terry Elliott, San Antonio, and Russell Elliott, Denver.
Dudley, New Smyrna Beach, is in charge.
GLENWOOD - Helen Stokes, 82, of Manor Way, a resident since 1927, died
Tuesday at home.
Mrs. Stokes, a homemaker, was born in Laurens, S.C., and moved to this
area from Miami.
Survivors include a son, Raymond Whitmarsh, Pembroke Pines; three daughters,
Giner Yates, DeLand, Marcia Copping, Islamabad, Pakistan, and Karen Rainville,
Orange City; two sisters, Marion Curry, Buena Vista, Ga., and Dolly Hardage,
Fort Lauderdale; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Allen-Summerhill,
DeLand, is in charge.
DAYTONA BEACH - Clarence J. Thomas, 69, of Edith Drive, a former cook
for Clyatt's Quality Care, died Thursday at Halifax Medical Center.
Mr. Thomas was born in Berbies, British Guiana, and came here in 1983
from Hartford, Conn. He enjoyed cooking and sports.
Survivors include a friend, Germaine Cox, Daytona Beach, who provided
for his care. Gainous is in charge.
DELTONA - Arlene V. Toth, 82, of Secret Lane, formerly a self-employed
food industry worker, died Tuesday at Central Florida Regional Hospital,
Mrs. Toth was born in Nathalie, Va., and moved to this area in January
from Brookneal, Va.
Survivors include her husband, Frank; and a sister, Edna Davis, Virginia.
Altman-Long, DeBary, is in charge.
CLINTON, Ill. - Veldah L. Turner, 90, a part-time resident of Edgewater
for many years, died Friday at her home in Illinois.
Mrs. Turner was born in Lyon County, Ky. She was a member of Halleville
Christian Church and the Edgewater Shuffle Club.
Survivors include a daughter, Elta Cooke, Clinton. Memorial donations
may be made to a charity of one's choice. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton,
is in charge.
DELAND - Charlotte Vaughen, 95, of North McDonald Avenue, a retired
professor of German language studies at Stetson University, died Wednesday
at an area care center.
Mrs. Vaughen, a native of Germany, came here 53 years ago from Woodstown,
N.J. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of DeLand and Chapter
An of the PEO Sisterhood.
Survivors include two sons, Daniel, DeLand, and Victor, Knoxville,
Tenn.; a sister, Justine Fry, Gainesville; nine grandchildren; and six
great-grandchildren. Lankford, DeLand, is in charge.
Friday, February 25, 2000
HOLLY HILL - Mary Louise Knock Campton, 84, of Eagle Drive, a resident
since 1976, died Thursday at Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach.
Mrs. Campton, a housewife, was born in Cambridge, Ohio, and came here
from Warren, Ohio. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church,
Survivors include two sons, Roger Knock, Warren, and Thomas Knock,
Woodbridge, Va.; a daughter, Joanne Urbank, Holly Hill, and a stepdaughter,
Barbara Knock, Warren; two sisters, Martha Pastilong, Pacific, Calif.,
and June Mills, Haines City; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Woodward, Holly Hill, is in charge.
DELAND - Jessie Mae Coleman, 90, of West Beresford Road, a former domestic
worker, died Thursday at Oakwood Gardens of DeLand.
Mrs. Coleman moved here many years ago from her native Brooklet, Ga.
She was a member of Emanuel Seventh Day Adventist Church, where she served
as a deaconess.
Survivors include two sons, John Akins, Livingston, Calif., Jessie
Akins, Greenville, Miss.; two daughters, Lorraine Byner, DeLand, and Pearlie
Harris, Miami; and 13 grandchildren. Mack is in charge.
EDGEWATER - Bernice "Peg" DePerno, 87, of Sutton Place, a resident
for 46 years, died Tuesday at Bert Fish Medical Center, New Smyrna Beach.
Mrs. DePerno, a homemaker, was born in New York and came here from
Survivors include a brother, Berton Reumann, East Aurora, N.Y.; and
a niece, Mary Mandell, New Smyrna Beach, who provided for her care. Dudley,
Edgewater, is in charge.
DELTONA - Nellie E. DeStefano, 77, of Fayetteville Avenue, a manager
for a retail sales company, died Wednesday at Vencor Hospital, Green Cove
Mrs. DeStefano was born in Waltham, Mass., and came here in 1988 from
Merrimack, N.H. She was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband, Dominic; two sons, Joseph, Lorton, Va.,
and Neil, South Hampton, N.J.; a brother, Joseph Terrasi, California; two
sisters, Jeannie Lawn, Waltham, Mass., and Addie Terrasi, Deltona; and
a grandchild. Memorial donations may be made to the Hubbard House, 29 West
Miller St., Orlando 32806. Deltona Memorial, Orange City, is in charge.
CARY, N.C. - Jane Ocker Graeber, 85, of Cary, a resident of Daytona
Beach from 1984 to 1994, died Feb. 5 at Glenaire Retirement Community.
Mrs. Graeber, a homemaker, was born in Littlestown, Pa., and moved
to Daytona from Cleveland.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Tombaugh, Cary; a brother, Jack
Spalding, Littlestown; and three grandsons. Cremation Society of the Carolinas,
Raleigh, N.C., is in charge.
DAYTONA BEACH - Garnet "John" Johnson, 81, of Essex Road, a carrier
for the Postal Service for 20 years until his retirement, died Wednesday
Mr. Johnson, a Navy veteran of World War II, was born in McDowell,
Ga., and came to this area in 1971 from Chesapeake, Va. He was a member
of the Fleet Reserve and volunteered at the Port Orange and City Island
public libraries. He enjoyed reading and model trains.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette; two stepsons, Lyle Keesling,
Mount Summitt, Ind., and Leland Keesling, Santa Fe, N.M.; three daughters,
Ann Marie Smith, Betty James and Patricia Johnson, all of Virginia; a stepdaughter,
Louise Harter, Mount Summitt; a brother, J.B., South Carolina; a sister,
Anna Brombocker, Pennsylvania; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Woodward, Holly Hill, is in charge.
DELTONA - William Kauffman, 90, of Monticello Street, a retired design
engineer for IBM, died Sunday at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, Orange
Mr. Kauffman was born in Jamaica, N.Y., and came here in 1973 from
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He was a member Wappinger Falls Masonic Temple, West
Volusia High 12, Deltona Hills Country Club and the Dutch Reform Church
of New York.
Survivors include his wife, Edith; two stepdaughters, Candace Caputo,
Gainesville, and Patricia Swinconos, New Port Richey; three brothers, Maurice,
Los Angeles, Edwin, Glyndon, Md., and Jack, Arlington, Vt.; two sisters,
Frances Hicks, Orange City, and Marjorie Smith, Westford, Mass.; four stepgrandsons;
and seven stepgreat-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the
American Heart Association, 555 W. Granada Blvd., Suite A-1, Ormond Beach
32174 Volusia County Cremation, Daytona Beach, is in charge.
HOLLY HILL - Vonnie L. Leach, 91, of LPGA Boulevard, a resident for
45 years, died Thursday at Daytona Beach Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Leach, a homemaker, was born in Morganton, N.C., and moved here
from Greensboro, N.C. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ormond
Survivors include three sons, Jack Ward, Bahama, N.C., Paul Ward, Daytona
Beach Shores, and John Ward, Holly Hill; two daughters, Helen Blankenship,
Morganton, N.C., and Bonnie Smith, Daytona Beach; a brother, Connelly Clark,
Gaffney, S.C.; two sisters, Sue Wellman and Grace Secrest, both of Morganton;
nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may
be made to the church of one's choice. Cardwell & Maloney, Port Orange,
is in charge.
DELAND - Mae Alexander Miller-Owenby, 88, of West Armstrong, a resident
since 1965, died Tuesday at Alliance Center for Health Care.
Mrs. Miller-Owenby, a homemaker, came here from her native Black Mountain,
N.C. She was a member of Stetson Baptist Church. She attended Montreat-Anderson
College, Montreat, N.C., and earned a bachelor's degree from Cecil Business
College in 1930.
Survivors include three daughters, Merle Santilli and Nana Hilsenbeck,
both of DeLand, and Linda Roberts, Black Mountain; a brother, Jack Miller,
and three sisters, Beth Clark, Virginia Hudgins and Ruth Williams, all
of Black Mountain; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a
great-great-grandchild. Carpenter-Curry is in charge.
ORANGE CITY - Rita McBirnie Nash, 68, of Briarcliff Drive, retired
in 1984 as a real estate secretary in Arlington, Va., died Wednesday at
Mrs. Nash was born in Thermopolis, Wyo., and came here in 1984 from
Fairfax, Va. She was a 1949 graduate of Boone High School, Boone, Iowa.
She enjoyed gardening.
Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Monte; a son, Timothy, Fairfax,
Va.; Pamela O'Conner-Hendrick, Orange City; four sisters, Nessie McChristie,
Rockford, Ill., Lois Meyer, Grimes, Iowa, Clarice Bane, Boone, and Janice
Bierman, DesMoines, Iowa; and three grandchildren. Memorial donations may
be made to the American Cancer Society East Volusia County Unit, 1510 Ridgewood
Ave., Suite 201, Holly Hill 32117, or to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800
Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange 32119. Deltona Memorial, Orange City, is in
DUXBURY, Mass. - George K. Rand, 61, of Duxbury, father of John Rand,
Daytona Beach, died Wednesday at home.
Mr. Rand, a member of the Marine Corps Reserves, was born in Boston
and lived in Duxbury for 30 years. A graduate of Babson College, he was
a retired insurance broker for Johnson & Higgins, Boston. He was a
member of the Audubon Society, National Rifle Association and the CPCV
Society. He enjoyed running, boating, traveling and sports.
Additional survivors include another son, Glenn, Chicago; a daughter,
Aileen Zec, Duxbury; a brother, Philip, Wellesley, Mass.; and three grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund, Dana Farber Center, 44
Binney St., Boston, Mass. 02115. J.J. Shepherd & Sons Funeral Home,
Kingston, Mass., is in charge.
DEBARY - Gilbert Robbins, 74, of Floridana Drive, a licensed practical
nurse for Central Florida Regional Hospital, Sanford, before retiring in
1988, died Wednesday at Florida Hospital-Fish Memorial, Orange City.
Mr. Robbins, an Army veteran of World War II, was born in Sussex, N.J.,
and came here in 1965 from Middletown, N.Y.
Survivors include a son, Timothy, DeBary; a brother, William, Titusville;
and three sisters, Mary Bowen, Walden, N.Y., Ina Petro, Franklin, N.J.,
and Caroline Robbins, Spring Valley, N.Y. Deltona Memorial, Orange City,
is in charge.
LEBANON, Ohio - Ulah W. Sherritt, 88, of Monroe Road, mother of Gerald
Sherritt, DeBary, died Thursday at Lebanon Country Manor, Lebanon, Ohio.
Mrs. Sherritt, a homemaker, was born in Somerset, Ky. She enjoyed gardening.
Additional survivors include four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Baldauff, Orange City, is in charge.
DAYTONA BEACH - David Stoliker, 57, of South Grandview Avenue, a native
of Bridgeport, Conn., died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital-Peninsula, Ormond
Mr. Stoliker came here many years ago from Connecticut.
Survivors include four brothers, Victor and Paul, both of Milford,
Conn., George, Winston, Conn., and John, Meriden, Conn.; and two sisters,
Doris Peck, Florida, and Priscilla Rogers, Milford, Conn. Ormond Funeral
Home, Ormond Beach, is in charge.
SOUTH DAYTONA - Eugene John Szalonka, 88, of Kenilworth Avenue, a retired
house painter, died Tuesday at Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach.
Mr. Szalonka, an Army veteran of World War II, was born in Moonkach,
Hungary, and moved here in 1970 from Cleveland. He enjoyed fishing.
Survivors include a son, James Wohl, Holly Hill; a brother, George
Szalomka, South Daytona; a sister, Irene Wohl, Casselberry. Bellevue-Cedar
Hill, Daytona Beach, is in charge.
ORMOND BEACH - Charles L. Tester, of Seabreeze Drive, a mechanic in
the automobile industry in Paterson, N.J., died Wednesday at Emery L. Bennett
Veteran's Nursing Home, Daytona Beach.
Mr. Tester, an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, was born in
Harrington Park, N.Y., and moved here 11 years ago from New Jersey. He
also formerly owned a gas station.
Survivors include his wife of two years, Nellie; a son John, San Diego,
Calif.; a stepdaughter, Gail Waldron, Bend, Ore.; three grandchildren;
and three great-grandchildren. Ormond Funeral Home, Ormond Beach, is in
BETHLEHEM, Conn. - John Philip Urfer, 80, of Bethlehem, a part-time
resident of Deltona, died Feb. 13 at Waterbury Hospital.
Mr. Urfer, an Army veteran of World War II, was a native of Indianapolis
and lived in Bethlehem for 51 years. After attending Ball State University,
the University of Illinois and Michigan Institute of Technology, he was
a production engineer for Timex for 25 years. He was a member of the First
Church of Bethlehem, Veterans of Foreign Wars National Organization, National
Rifle Association and Bethlehem Historical Society. He was a past treasurer
of the Bethlehem Salvation Army and was active in community development.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret; two daughters, Lynne Urfer-Lovrin,
Naples, Ohio, and Luanne Urfer, Panton, Vt.; a sister, Jeanne Aiello, Lighthouse
Point; and five grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Litchfield
VNA & Hospice, P.O. Box 422, Litchfield, Conn. 06759; to the First
Church of Bethlehem, Main Street South, Bethlehem, Conn. 06751; or to Bethlehem
Public Library, Main Street South, Bethlehem, Conn. 06751. Hickcox Funeral
Home, Watertown, Conn., is in charge.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH - Eva V. Yeager, 90, of New Smyrna Beach, a resident
since 1996, died Sunday at the home of her daughter.
Mrs. Yeager, a homemaker, was born in Reading, Pa., and moved here
from Dover, N.J. She was a member of St. Justins RC Church, Toms River,
Survivors include two sons, Harry Jr., Toms River, and Richard, Naples;
a daughter, Mary Marchand, New Smyrna Beach; nine grandchildren; and nine
great-grandchildren. Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, Toms River, is
CLARIFICATION - Florence Whitehead, 87, of Daytona Beach, who died Saturday,
also is survived by 8 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Information
provided to the News-Journal was incorrect.