Miscellaneous Volusia County, Florida Obituaries

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Saturday, June 10, 2000

Arthur Ballou 
FLAGLER BEACH - Arthur D. Ballou, 78, of South Daytona Avenue, a former Dade County supervisor for Vocational and Industrial Education, Miami, died Thursday at Memorial Hospital-Flagler, Bunnell. 
Mr. Ballou, an Army veteran of World War II, was born in Blackstone, Mass., and moved to this area in 1993 from Miami. He was a graduate of Florida International University. He was a member of Santa Maria Del Mar Catholic Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Camille; a son, Don, Flagler Beach; two daughters, Marry Nesser and Elizabeth Cain, both of Miami; two brothers, Donald, Maine, and William, Warwick, R.I.; two sisters, Mary Kelley, Woonsocket, R.I., and Pat Staudinger, Warwick; and six grandchildren. Craig, Palm Coast, is in charge. 

John Bojarski 
ORMOND BEACH - John E. Bojarski, 87, of Camellia Drive, a retired police officer, died Wednesday at Hospice Care Center, Port Orange. 
Mr. Bojarski moved to the area in 1982 from his native Trenton, N.J. Memberships included: Holy Dormition Catholic Church, Ormond Beach; Fraternal Order of Police; International Order of Police Chiefs; New Jersey and Mercer County Police Chiefs associations; American Legion; AARP, and the Ormond-by-the-Sea Senior Citizens. 
Survivors include a son, John Jr., Princeton, N.J.; a daughter, Maryanne Norwood, Hamilton Township, N.J.; two grandchildren; and his companion, Eleanor Broadway, Pelican Bay. Watts Funeral Home and Crematory, San Mateo, is in charge. 

William Brooks 
EDGEWATER - William R. Brooks, 74, of Palm Breeze Drive, an associate with Betty Brooks Realty, Daytona Beach, died Friday at Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach. 
Mr. Brooks, a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War, moved to this area in 1959 from his native Atlanta. He worked as an electronics technician from 1960 to 1972 for RCA at the former Cape Canaveral, and a supervisor for Votran from 1975 to 1990. Memberships included: Pythagoras Lodge F&AM, Decatur, Ga.; Scottish Rite Valley and Bahia Shrine Temple, both of Orlando; Elks Lodge, and the Board of Realtors in New Smyrna Beach and Daytona Beach. 
Survivors include his wife, Betty; a son, Tony, Waycross, Ga.; and four grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Shriner's Hospitals for Crippled Children, 12502 N. Pine Drive, Tampa 33612-9499. Settle-Wilder, Edgewater, is in charge. 

Nona Cetoute 
DELAND - Nona Cohen Cetoute, 44, of South Woodland Boulevard, a former nursing assistant, died Monday in DeLand. 
Mrs. Cetoute was a native and lifelong resident of this area. 
Survivors include her husband, Marshall; a son, Kevin Brown, Daytona Beach; three daughters, Gwendolyn Cohen, Bunnell, Tanecka Jones, Daytona Beach, and Carrie Cohen, DeLand; three brothers, Marshall White Jr. and Donnie Morris, both of DeLand, and George Link, Jacksonville; a sister, Ida Small, Bunnell; and six grandchildren. Arthur Mack is in charge. 

Betty Crist 
DAYTONA BEACH - Betty A. Crist, 66, of Golfview Drive, a caregiver, died Friday at home. 
Ms. Crist was born in Mount Pleasant, Mich., and moved to this area in 1998 from Michigan. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. She enjoyed sewing and crafts. 
No known local immediate relatives survive. Memorial donations may be made to HospiceCare of Memorial Hospital, 500 Memorial Circle, Suite C, Ormond Beach 31274. National Cremation Society, Daytona Beach, is in charge. 

Arnol Elam 
ORMOND BEACH - Arnol F. Elam, 80, of Ivanhoe Drive, a retired pressman for Jefferson Smubfit Corp., Middletown, Ohio, died Thursday at home. 
Mr. Elam, a Navy veteran of World War II, moved to the area in 1980 from his native Middletown, where he graduated from Middletown High School in 1938. 
Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Louise; a stepdaughter, Mariene Strohm, Panama City; a brother, Joseph, and two sisters, Alma Thompson and Delores Tirey, all of Middletown; and two grandchildren. Bellevue-Cedar Hill, Daytona Beach, is in charge. 

Camille Fatigate 
PORT ORANGE - Camille Fatigate, 88, a resident for seven years, died May 29 at Atlantic Medical Center-Daytona Beach. 
Mrs. Fatigate, a homemaker, was born in New York City, and moved to this area from Mount Vernon, N.Y. 
Survivors include two sons, James and John, both of Port Orange; a sister, Phyllis Lico, New York; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Burr Davis Sharpe Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, is in charge. 

June Gaskins 
ORMOND BEACH - June Vernon Gaskins, 71, of Dix Avenue, a retired carpenter, died Friday at a Veteran's Administration Hospital in Gainesville. 
Mr. Gaskins, an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War, where he was held captive as a prisoner of war, moved to this area in 1972 from his native Nashville, Ga. He was a member of the EX-POWS. 
Survivors include his wife, Maggie; three sons, Robert, Douglas, Ga., Jimmy, Homerville, Ga., and William Coleman, Daytona Beach; three daughters, Shirley Gaskins, Dupont, Ga., Marylynn Gaskins, Homerville, and Barbara Lukens, Cartersville, Ga.; a brother, Ernest, Daytona Beach; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Moring Funeral Home, Melrose, is in charge. 

Josephine Payne 
HOLLY HILL - Josephine Sury Payne, 76, of River Lane, a bank teller, died Friday at home. 
Mrs. Payne was born in Port Chester, N.Y., and moved to this area in 1969 from Fairlawn, N.J. She was a member of St. Brendan's Catholic Church. 
Survivors include a brother, Stanley Sury, Ormond Beach; and two sisters, Eleanor Elser, Jacksonville, and Irene Byington, Port Chester. Haigh-Black, Ormond Beach, is in charge. 

Dorothy Sillman 
SOUTH DAYTONA - Dorothy Sillman, 96, of Oak Lea Drive, a native of Chicago, died Wednesday at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Services. 
Mrs. Sillman was a homemaker. 
Survivors include a son, Mark, Detroit; a daughter, Dodie McBrien, South Daytona, who provided for her care; a brother, Victor Burkemo, Pensacola; a sister, Thelma Nelson, Grosse Pointe, Mich.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Volusia County Cremation Society, Daytona Beach, is in charge. 

Michael Skinkle 
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Michael T. Skinkle, 27, a former resident of Daytona Beach, died May 29 at home following a long illness. 
Mr. Skinkle was born in Baltimore, and had relocated to Syracuse eight months ago from Daytona Beach. 
Survivors include his mother, Mary Kelsey, Holly Hill; three brothers, Donald, Ormond-by-the-Sea, Larry, Bridgeport, N.Y., and Harry, Florida; and four sisters, Tina Skinkle, Syracuse, Jennifer Kelsey, Holly Hill, Donna Pedley and Nancy Vassallo, both of Auburn, N.Y. B.L. Bush & Sons Funeral Home, Camillus, N.Y., is in charge. 

Channing Smith 
NEW SMYRNA BEACH - Channing Smith, 69, of Sea Mist Drive, who retired from the Army with the rank of sergeant first class, died Friday at home. 
Mr. Smith, a fifth generation grandson of the builder of the U.S.S. Constitution, Col. George C. Claghorn, was born in Worcester, Mass., and moved here in 1997 from Winter Springs. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Boston Chapter. 
No known local immediate relatives survive. Baldwin Brothers is in charge. 

Howard Spielman 
PONCE INLET - Howard L. Spielman, 69, of Michael Lane, the owner of commercial production company A.P.A. Studios, died Tuesday at home. 
Mr. Spielman, known in the industry as Lee Howard, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He resided for 35 years in Greenwich Village, N.Y., and moved to this area in 1995. After studying industrial design at the Pratt Institute, he began his career performing a marionette act on the Borscht Belt comedy circuit in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. He co-founded the Puppeteers of America with Frank Paris and Bill Baird, and filmed more than 300 commercials with his production company. 
Survivors include a sister, Evelyn Kaster, Long Island. Volusia County Cremation Society, Daytona Beach, is in charge. 

Dorothy Thomas 
DAYTONA BEACH - Dorothy Thomas, 50, of Bethune Village, a certified nursing assistant for Ormond in the Pines Healthcare Center, died Wednesday at Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach. 
Ms. Thomas was a native and lifelong resident of Daytona Beach. She was a member of the Greater New Zion Primitive Baptist Church, where she sang in the Sanctuary Choir and served on the Pastor's Aid Board. She enjoyed crossword puzzles. 
Survivors include a daughter, Ruciini Powers, Ormond Beach; a brother, Alfred Thomas, Hollywood; two sisters, Joan Davenport, Daytona Beach, and Josephine Thomas, Melbourne; and a grandchild. R.J. Gainous is in charge. 

Samuel Thompson 
DAYTONA BEACH - Samuel A. Thompson, 82, of Barbara Drive, a retired driver and salesman for the Widmaier Oil Co., died Wednesday at home. 
Mr. Thompson, an Army veteran of World War II, was born in Deerfield Beach, and moved to this area in 1945 from his birthplace. He was a member of Saint Timothy's Episcopal Church, American Veterans, and American Legion Chris Gadson Post No. 204. He enjoyed cooking and fishing. 
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Alice; a son, Samuel Thompson, Daytona Beach; two daughters, Brenda Perry, Daytona Beach, and Eve Early, Germantown, Md.; two brothers, Jessie Anderson, Port Salerno, and Richard Thompson, Columbus, Ga.; four sisters, Euthirpy Miller, May Atkins, Mary Thomas and Patricia James, all of Port Salerno; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Herbert Thompson is in charge. 

William Thompson 
DAYTONA BEACH - William L. Thompson, 78, of Fairview Avenue, a retired stockbroker, died Thursday at Coquina Center, Ormond Beach. 
Mr. Thompson was born in Philadelphia and moved to this area in 1975 from Westmont, N.J. An Army Air Force veteran of World War II, he was awarded the Purple Heart. He attended Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio. Mr. Thompson enjoyed sailing, fishing and making wine. 
Survivors include three sons, John and James, both of Connecticut, and Jeffrey, New Jersey; and a daughter, Judy Thompson, Connecticut. Haigh-Black, Daytona Beach, is in charge. 

Virgil Warner 
PORT ORANGE - Virgil V. Warner, 81, of Taylor Avenue, who retired in 1976 as postmaster for Spring Creek, Pa., died Thursday at Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach. 
Mr. Warner, an Army veteran of World War II, was born in Corry, Pa., and moved to this area 15 years ago from his birthplace. He enjoyed gardening, yard work and eating out. 
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Evelyn; two sons, Charles, Glendale, Ariz., and Ken, Port Orange; a sister, Mary Lillie, Spring Creek; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Volusia Memorial, Port Orange, is in charge. 

Rose Winge 
OAK HILL - Rose Francis Winge, 80, of Maple Street, a retired clerk for Southern Underwriters of Coral Gables, died Thursday at Wuesthoff Progressive Care Center, Viera. 
Mrs. Winge was born in Indianapolis, and moved to this area in 1954 from Miami. She was a member of Shady Grove Church of God and the Sons of Norway. 
Survivors include two stepsons, Donald Winge, Naples, and Gaylord Winge Jr., Warner Robbins, Ga.; two daughters, Judy Goodrich, Oak Hill, and Deborah Wallace, Rockledge; three stepdaughters, Katheleen Buczkowske, New Smyrna Beach, Diane Owen, Warsaw, N.Y., and Lorraine Webster, Smart, Tenn.; 27 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Wuesthoff Brevard Hospice and Palliative Care, P.O. Box 560965, Rockledge 32956. Settle-Wilder, Edgewater, is in charge. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2000

Lois Agens
PALM COAST - Lois L. Agens, 53, of Woodside Drive, a resident since 1998, died Monday at Memorial Hospital-Ormond Beach. 
Mrs. Agens, a homemaker, was born in Hanover Park, N.J., and moved to this area from Stanhope, N.J. She enjoyed gardening and playing golf. 
Survivors include her husband, Robert; five sons, Robert Jr. and Michael, both of Stanhope, James, Hopatcong, N.J., Charles III, Bushkill, Pa., and Joseph, Tranquility, N.J.; a daughter, Kathleen Agens, Stanhope, N.J.; her father, John Hosler, Palm Coast; two brothers, John Hosler, Cape May, N.J., and David Hosler, Catskill, N.Y.; and nine-grandchildren. Alderson's, Palm Coast, is in charge. 

William Bowers
DELTONA - William Phillip Bowers, 78, of Feather Drive, a retired owner and operator of Skyline Kennels, died Sunday at home. 
Mr. Bowers, was born in York, Pa. and moved to the area in 1969 from Cross Junction, Va. He was a member of the Professional Handlers Association of America and Deltona Hills Country Club. He planted thousands of trees to improve the environment. 
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Vallie Mae; two daughters, Marcia Applebee and Willa Griffin both of Florida; a brother, Phares Bowers, Pennsylvania; two sisters, Helen Rost, Pennsylvania, and Martha Klinedinst, Fla.; two grandsons; and two great-grandchildren. Deltona Memorial Gardens, Orange City, is in charge. 

Howard Browning
PORT ORANGE - Howard E. Browning, 83, of South Ridgewood Avenue, a retired law enforcement officer in Fort Lauderdale, died July 15, at Hospice Care Center. 
Mr. Browning, a Navy veteran of World War II, where he served as a chief petty officer, was born in Baltimore, and moved here over 20 years ago from Fort Lauderdale. 
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Browning, Raleigh, N.C.; and a brother, Raymond, and a sister, Evelyn Justi, both of Baltimore. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange 32119. Volusia County Cremation, Daytona Beach, is in charge. 

Joseph Ceribelli
PORT ORANGE - Joseph V. Ceribelli, 48, of Orange Avenue, a carpenter in the construction industry, died Sunday at Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach. 
Mr. Ceribelli, a Navy veteran, was born in Baltimore, and moved to this area in 1953 from Orlando. He was a member of the Boy Scouts, Port Orange. 
Survivors include a son, Joseph, Orlando; his mother, Frankie Green, Daytona Beach; two brothers, Tony and Danny, both of Port Orange; a sister, Connie Todd, Orlando. Baggett & Summers, Daytona Beach, is in charge. 

Anita Cuozzo
PALM COAST - Anita L. Cuozzo, 67, of Beckner Lane, a union secretary-treasurer, died Saturday at home. 
Mrs. Cuozzo was born in New York City, and moved to this area eight years ago from Milford, Pa. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, Italian-American Club and the Moose Lodge. 
No known immediate local relatives survive. Alderson is in charge. 

Ethel Howell
MICANOPY - Ethel Loraine Howell, 84, of Micanopy, a postmaster for the postal service, died Saturday at home. 
Mrs. Howell, was born in Lily, and was a long time resident of Micanopy. She lived in Daytona Beach from 1934 to 1942. She was a member of the Micanopy Methodist Church, where she was the pianist for 50 years. Other memberships include the Order of Eastern Star, Micanopy Chapter 140, and Micanopy Historical Cemetery Association. She was a graduate of the last class of Micanopy High School, and voted the most outstanding 4-H Club girl in Florida in 1933. 
Survivors include a son, Auburn Howell, Gainesville; two daughters, Sandra Williams, Gainesville, and Sharon Howell, Micanopy; a sister, Pearl Dykes, Micanopy; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Milam Funeral Home, Gainesville, is in charge. 

Gloria Kumm
PORT ORANGE - Gloria R. Kumm, 60, of Orange Avenue, a crossing guard for the Sheriff's Department, died Sunday at Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach. 
Mrs. Kumm was born in Chicago, and moved to this area 24 years ago from Stone Park, Ill. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church. Mrs. Kumm enjoyed playing bingo. 
Survivors include six sons, William, James, and Richard, all of Port Orange, Robert Jr., Edgewater, Frank, Harbor Oaks, and Rick, Ormond Beach; a daughter, Jackie Fornari, Daytona Beach; a brother, Tom Wolinski, Schaumberg, Ill.; and 10 grandchildren. Dale Woodward, Holly Hill, is in charge. 

Effie Larsen
NEW SMYRNA BEACH - Effie Larsen, 79, of Pine Shores Circle, a medical receptionist in Park Ridge, N.J., for 12 years before her retirement in 1988, died Friday at the home of her daughter in Park Ridge while vacationing. 
Mrs. Larsen was born in Union City, N.J., and moved to this area in 1991 from New Jersey. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, New Smyrna Beach, where she served as a deaconess. She was an avid gardener and canasta player. 
Survivors include a son, Kenneth, New York City; a daughter, Betty Quackenbush, Park Ridge; a brother, William Hunter, Topsham, Maine; a sister, Elisabeth Larsen, Edgewater; and a grandson. Memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 509 S. Magnolia St., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168. Robert Spearing Funeral Home, Park Ridge, is in charge. 

Norma Parrish
EDGEWATER - Norma June Parrish, 61, of 36th Street, a retired nurses aide, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital-Peninsula, Ormond Beach. 
Mrs. Parrish was born in Merrillville, Ind., and moved to this area in 1994 from Indianapolis. She enjoyed gardening, reading, and crocheting. 
Survivors include her husband, James; three sons, Mike and Matt Mislan, both of Indianapolis, and Mark Mislan, Merrillville; a daughter, Madeline Wilson, Greenwood, Ind., several brothers and sisters; and 10 grandchildren. Settle-Wilder, New Smyrna Beach, is in charge. 

Elizabeth Peterson
DELAND - Elizabeth "Betty" Peterson, 78, of Hogle Avenue, who retired in 1984 as an executive secretary for American Stores, Syracuse, N.Y., died Sunday at Alliance Health Care Center. 
Mrs. Peterson moved to this area in 1989 from her native Syracuse. A former volunteer at Florida Hospital-Fish Memorial, Orange City, she also enjoyed playing golf, bowling, arts and crafts, and making dolls. 
Survivors include her husband of 4 years, Kenneth; a daughter, Holly Gillan, Altamonte Springs; a brother, Joseph Sargis, Florida; two grandsons; and eight great-grandchildren. Allen-Summerhill, DeLand, is in charge. 

Clinton Simpson
EDGEWATER - Clinton C. Simpson, 69, of India Palm Drive, the retired owner of Clinton Simpson Drywall Construction Co., Stroudsburg, Pa., died Sunday at home. 
Mr. Simpson was born in Swiftwater, Pa., and moved to this area in 1987 from Stroudsburg. 
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; a son, Clinton Jr., Stroudsburg; two daughters, Bonnie Colabaugh, Saylorsburg, Pa., and Debra Smith, Edgewater; three brothers, Harry, East Stroudsburg, Clifford, Tannersville, Pa., and Raymond, Stroudsburg; a sister, Mary Wells, Swiftwater; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Dudley, Edgewater, is in charge. 

Richard Singleton
DELAND - Richard A. Singelton, 79, of Hillside Drive, a retired union carpenter, died Sunday at Memorial Hospital-West Volusia. 
Mr. Singleton, a Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, was born in Lowell, Mass., and moved to this area in 1979 from Tyngsboro, Mass. He also retired from the Tyngsboro Fire Department, where he was captain. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Paisley, where he was a deacon, the Union Carpenters No. 49, Lowell, where was a past president, and the American Legion, Tyngsboro, where he was a past commander. 
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Ruth; two sons, Richard and Donald, both of Tyngsboro; two daughters, Joyce Bell, Smithport, Pa., and Dorothy Lowe, Nashwood, N.H.; three brothers, Darrell, Eustis, George, Methuen, Mass., and Kenneth, Moultonboro, N.H.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Lankford, DeLand, is in charge. 

Jane Walter
NEW SMYRNA BEACH - Jane M. Walter, 77, of Fairfax Avenue, a resident since 1972, died Monday at Fran's Elder Care. 
Mrs. Walter, a homemaker, was born in Oneida, N.Y., and moved to this area from Syracuse, N.Y. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, AARP, Council on Aging, Craft Group, and the Catholic Church Women. 
Survivors include Charles and Margaret Aldridge, Edgewater, who provided for her care. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange 32119. Baldwin Brothers Memorial is in charge. 

Clarification
Memorial donations in memory of Port Orange resident Phyllis J. Forberg, 81, of Coconut Row, may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, Fl 32119.


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