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Veronica H. McWaters – June 12, 2018
Veronica Hilton McWaters passed away peacefully at Harper House in Stuart, FL early on June 12, 2018. Born and raised in England, Veronica has lived in the United States for 65 years with the last 25 spent in Stuart. Veronica attended the Royal College of Music. Theatre and music were very important to her as she spent many years as a piano teacher and director of community theatre Gilbert and Sullivan productions.
Veronica also worked for many years as a medical secretary and property manager in Massachusetts. She was an active volunteer with the scouts. She loved music, golf, ice hockey and her children and grandchildren.
Veronica was pre-deceased by her husband, Charles Arthur McWaters, a daughter Trine Nielsen and a step-daughter, Lyn Chartier. She is survived by daughter, Kirsten Manton, and son, Eric Nielsen, as well as son-in-law Stephen Manton, daughter-in-law Susan Nielsen and grandchildren Hans Nielsen, Alison Manton, Christine Nielsen, Kara Manton and Marie Nielsen. Veronica also leaves two step-sons, Craig and Chris McWaters.
The family would like to thank the staff at Solaris Assisted Living as well as staffs of Harper House, Parkway Rehab and Martin Memorial for care during her illness.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1000 SE Ruhnke St. Stuart FL.
William Eugene HAWKINS – March 6, 1929 – June 10, 2018
William Eugene HAWKINS – (March 6, 1929 – June 10, 2018)W. E. Hawkins, 89, of Stuart, FL, passed away June 10, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Originally from Roanoke, VA, “Bill” moved to Florida after serving in the Navy during WWII. He attended the University of Miami earning his BBA in 1954. A Master Mason since 1955 and a member of the Shriners organization, Bill retired as branch manager of GMAC after a 37-year career. Bill is survived by his wife of 63 years Joyce, daughter Susan (Michael) and their children Jamie, Jennifer and Mike, son Bill Jr. (Ashleigh) and their children “Trey,” Brooke and Dawson. He was predeceased by his daughter Dawn. A memorial service will be conducted at 3 pm, June 16, at Jupiter Light Lodge (600 S. Loxahatchee Drive, Jupiter Florida 33458). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children or the American Cancer Society.
Helen Kathryn Schulz – January 11, 1920 – June 9, 2018
Helen Kathryn Schulz – (January 11, 1920 – June 9, 2018)Helen Schulz, age 98, of Sylva passed away Saturday, June 9th, 2018. She was the wife of the late Bill Schulz and the daughter of the late Earl and Helen Amthor.
Helen was a longtime resident of Hobe Sound, Fla and part-time resident of Sylva for over 50 years. She was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Hobe Sound, Fla and also an attendee of East Fork Baptist Church of Sylva. She had a lifelong passion for cooking and also loved crafting and playing cards with family and friends. Helen especially loved spending time with her great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and her parents, she was also preceded in death by two sisters; Joan Scheibner and Mary Mays.
Helen is survived by one son; Bill (Diane) Schulz of Sylva and two grandchildren; Billy (Jess) Schulz and Amber (Matt) Guzman. Also surviving are four great grandchildren; Charlie Schulz, Mateo Guzman, Reef Guzman and Liam Schulz as well as several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Fort Pierce, FL on Thursday June 14th, 2018 at 11:30am. Aycock Funeral Home is handling the arrangements in Florida.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Humane Society Chapter of your choice.
Anthony Michael Bourdain June 25, 1956 – June 8, 2018
Anthony Michael Bourdain – (June 25, 1956 – June 8, 2018) was an American celebrity chef, author, travel documentarian, and television personality who starred in programs focusing on the exploration of international culture, cuisine, and the human condition. He was considered one of the most influential chefs in the world.
Bourdain was a 1978 graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and a veteran of a number of professional kitchens in his long career, which included many years spent as executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in Manhattan. He first became known for his bestselling book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (2000). His first food and world-travel television show, A Cook’s Tour, ran for 35 episodes on the Food Network in 2002 and 2003. In 2005, he began hosting the Travel Channel’s culinary and cultural adventure programs Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2005–2012) and The Layover (2011–2013). In 2013, he began a three-season run as a judge on The Taste, and concurrently switched his travelogue programming to CNN to host Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.
Though best known for his culinary achievements and television presentations, along with several books on food and cooking and travel adventures, Bourdain also wrote both fiction and historical nonfiction.
Anthony Bourdain, called “Tony” by friends and colleagues, was born June 25, 1956 in New York City. The elder of two sons of Pierre Bourdain, who was an executive for Columbia Records, and Gladys Bourdain (née Sacksman), who was a staff editor for The New York Times. he spent most of his childhood in Leonia, New Jersey. His younger brother, Christopher, became a currency analyst and made appearances on some of his television series.
Bourdain said he was raised without religion, but that his family was Catholic on his father’s side and Jewish on his mother’s side. His paternal grandparents were French: his paternal grandfather emigrated from Arcachon to New York following World War I, and his father grew up speaking French and spent many summers in France. Bourdain was a Boy Scout.
Bourdain wrote that his love of food was aroused in his youth while on a family vacation in France, when he tried his first oyster on a fisherman’s boat. He graduated from the Dwight-Englewood School—an independent coeducational college-preparatory day school in Englewood, New Jersey—in 1973, then enrolled at Vassar College, but dropped out after two years. He worked in seafood restaurants in Provincetown, Massachusetts, while attending Vassar, which inspired his decision to pursue cooking as a career.
Bourdain attended The Culinary Institute of America, graduating in 1978. From there he went on to run various restaurant kitchens in New York City—including the Supper Club, One Fifth Avenue, and Sullivan’s.
In 1998, Bourdain became executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles. Based in Manhattan, at the time the brand had additional restaurants in Miami, Washington, D.C., and Tokyo. Bourdain remained executive chef there for many years, and, even when no longer formally employed at Les Halles, maintained a relationship with the restaurant, which described him in January 2014 as their “chef-at-large”. Les Halles closed in 2017, after filing for bankruptcy.
Bourdain’s book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (2000), a New York Times bestseller, was an expansion of his 1999 New Yorker article “Don’t Eat Before Reading This.” A sequel to the book, Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook, was published in 2010.
He wrote two more bestselling nonfiction books: A Cook’s Tour (2001), an account of his food and travel exploits around the world, written in conjunction with his first television series of the same title, and The Nasty Bits (2006), another collection of essays centered on food. His additional books include Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook, the culinary mysteries Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo, a hypothetical historical investigation, Typhoid Mary: An Urban Historical, and No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach.
His articles and essays appeared in many publications, including in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Times of London, the Los Angeles Times, The Observer, Gourmet, Maxim, and Esquire (UK) magazines; Scotland on Sunday, The Face, Food Arts, Limb by Limb, BlackBook, The Independent, Best Life, the Financial Times, and Town & Country. His blog for the third season of Top Chef was nominated for a Webby Award for Best Blog (in the Cultural/Personal category) in 2008.
In 2012, Bourdain co-wrote the original graphic novel Get Jiro! along with Joel Rose; its art was by Langdon Foss.
A Cook’s Tour (2002–2003)
The acclaim surrounding Bourdain’s memoir Kitchen Confidential led to an offer by the Food Network for him to host his own food and world-travel show, A Cook’s Tour, which premiered in January 2002. It ran for 35 episodes, through 2003.
No Reservations (2005–2012)
In July 2005, he premiered a new, somewhat similar television series, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, on the Travel Channel. As a further result of the immense popularity of Kitchen Confidential, the Fox sitcom Kitchen Confidential aired in 2005, in which the character Jack Bourdain is based loosely on his biography and persona.
In July 2006, he and his crew were in Beirut filming an episode of No Reservations when the Israel-Lebanon conflict broke out unexpectedly after the crew had filmed only a few hours of footage for the food and travel show. His producers compiled behind-the-scenes footage of him and his production staff, including not only their initial attempts to film the episode, but also their firsthand encounters with Hezbollah supporters, their days of waiting for news with other expatriates in a Beirut hotel, and their eventual escape aided by a fixer (unseen in the footage), whom Bourdain dubbed Mr. Wolf after Harvey Keitel’s character in Pulp Fiction. Bourdain and his crew were finally evacuated with other American citizens, on the morning of July 20, by the United States Marine Corps. The Beirut No Reservations episode, which aired on August 21, 2006, was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2007.
The Layover (2011–2013)
The Travel Channel announced in July 2011 that it would be adding a second one-hour ten-episode Bourdain show to be titled The Layover, which premiered November 21, 2011. Each episode featured an exploration of a city that can be undertaken within an air travel layover of 24 to 48 hours. The series ran for 20 episodes, through February 2013. Bourdain executive produced a similar show hosted by celebrities called The Getaway, which lasted two seasons on Esquire Network.
Parts Unknown (2013–2018)
Bourdain with his Peabody Award in 2014
In May 2012, Bourdain announced that he would be leaving the Travel Channel. In December he explained on his blog that his departure was due to his frustration with the channel’s new ownership using his voice and image to make it seem as if he were endorsing a car brand, and the channel’s creating three “special episodes” consisting solely of clips from the seven official episodes of that season. He went on to host Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown for CNN. The program focuses on other cuisines, cultures and politics and premiered April 14, 2013.
President Barack Obama was featured on the program in an episode filmed in Vietnam that aired in September 2016. The show was filmed and is set in places as diverse as Libya, Tokyo, the Punjab region, Jamaica, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Armenia.
Between 2012 and 2017, he served as narrator and executive producer for several episodes of the award-winning PBS series The Mind of a Chef. The series moved from PBS to Facebook Watch in 2017. From 2013 to 2015 he was an executive producer and appeared as a judge and mentor in ABC’s cooking-competition show The Taste. He earned an Emmy nomination for each season.
Bourdain appeared five times as guest judge on Bravo’s Top Chef reality cooking competition program: first in the November 2006 “Thanksgiving” episode of Season 2, and again in June 2007 in the first episode of Season 3, judging the “exotic surf and turf” competition that featured ingredients including abalone, alligator, black chicken, geoduck and eel. His third appearance was also in Season 3, as an expert on air travel, judging the competitors’ airplane meals. He also wrote weekly blog commentaries for many of the Season 3 episodes, filling in as a guest blogger while Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio was busy opening a new restaurant. He next appeared as a guest judge for the opening episode of Season 4, in which pairs of chefs competed head-to-head in the preparation of various classic dishes, and again in the Season 4 Restaurant Wars episode, temporarily taking the place of head judge Tom Colicchio, who was at a charity event. He was also one of the main judges on Top Chef All-Stars (Top Chef, Season 8). He
made a guest appearance on the August 6, 2007 New York City episode of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, and Zimmern himself appeared as a guest on the New York City episode of Bourdain’s No Reservations airing the same day. On October 20, 2008 Bourdain hosted a special, At the Table with Anthony Bourdain, on the Travel Channel.
Bourdain appeared in an episode of TLC’s reality show Miami Ink, aired on August 28, 2006, in which artist Chris Garver tattooed a skull on his right shoulder. Bourdain, who noted it was his fourth tattoo, said that one reason for the skull was that he wished to balance the ouroboros tattoo he had inked on his opposite shoulder in Malaysia, while filming Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. He was a consultant and writer for the television series Treme.
In 2010, he appeared on Nick Jr.’s Yo Gabba Gabba! as Dr. Tony. In 2011 he voiced himself in a cameo on an episode of The Simpsons titled “The Food Wife”, in which Marge, Lisa, and Bart start a food blog called The Three Mouthkateers. He appeared in a 2013 episode of the animated series Archer (S04E07), voicing chef Lance Casteau, a parody of himself.
From 2015–2017, Bourdain hosted Raw Craft, a series of short videos released on YouTube. The 14 videos produced, followed Bourdain as he visited various artisans who produce various craft items by hand, including iron skillets, suits, saxophones, and kitchen knives. The series was produced by William Grant & Sons to promote their Balvenie distillery’s products.
Ecco Press announced in September 2011 that Bourdain would have his own publishing line, Anthony Bourdain Books, which would include acquiring between three and five titles per year that “reflect his remarkably eclectic tastes”. The first books that the imprint published, released in 2013, include L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food by Roy Choi, Tien Nguyen, and Natasha Phan,Prophets of Smoked Meat by Daniel Vaughn, and Pain Don’t Hurt by Mark Miller. Bourdain also announced plans to publish a book by Marilyn Hagerty.
In describing the line, he said, “This will be a line of books for people with strong voices who are good at something—who speak with authority. Discern nothing from this initial list—other than a general affection for people who cook food and like food. The ability to kick people in the head is just as compelling to us—as long as that’s coupled with an ability to vividly describe the experience. We are just as intent on crossing genres as we are enthusiastic about our first three authors. It only gets weirder from here.”
Shortly after Bourdain’s death, HarperCollins announced the publishing line would shut down after the remaining works under contract are published.
Bourdain appeared as himself in the 2015 film The Big Short, in which he used seafood stew as an analogy for a collateralized debt obligation. He also produced and starred in Wasted! The Story of Food Waste.
Drew Magary, in a column for GQ, reflected that Bourdain was heir in spirit to Hunter S. Thompson. The Smithsonian Institution declared Bourdain “the original rock star” of the culinary world, while his public persona was characterized by Gothamist as “culinary bad boy”. Due to his liberal use of profanity and sexual references in his television show No Reservations, the network added viewer-discretion advisories to each episode.
Bourdain was known for consuming exotic local specialty dishes, having eaten “sheep testicles in Morocco, ant eggs in Puebla, Mexico, a raw seal eyeball as part of a traditional Inuit seal hunt, and an entire cobra—beating heart, blood, bile, and meat—in Vietnam”. Bourdain was quoted as saying that a Chicken McNugget was the most disgusting thing he ever ate, although he declared that the unwashed warthog rectum he ate in Namibia was “the worst meal of life”, along with the fermented shark he ate in Iceland.
Bourdain was noted for his put-downs of celebrity chefs, such as Paula Deen, Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri, Sandra Lee, and Rachael Ray, and appeared irritated by both the overt commercialism of the celebrity cooking industry and its lack of culinary authenticity. He voiced a “serious disdain for food demigods like Alan Richman, Alice Waters, and Alain Ducasse.” Bourdain recognized the irony of his transformation into a celebrity chef and, to some extent, began to qualify his insults; in the 2007 New Orleans episode of No Reservations, he reconciled with Emeril Lagasse. He was consistently outspoken in his praise for chefs he admired, particularly Ferran Adrià, Juan Mari Arzak, Mario Batali, Fergus Henderson, José Andrés, Thomas Keller, Martin Picard, Éric Ripert, and Marco Pierre White, as well as his former protegé and colleagues at Brasserie Les Halles. He spoke very highly of Julia Child, saying that she “influenced the way I grew up and my entire value system.”
Bourdain was also known for his sarcastic comments about vegan and vegetarian activists, saying that their lifestyle is rude to the inhabitants of many countries he visits. He said he considers vegetarianism, except in the case of religious strictures as in India, a “First World luxury”. He clarified that he believed Americans eat too much meat, and admired vegetarians who allow themselves to put aside their vegetarianism when they travel in order to be respectful of their hosts.
His book, The Nasty Bits, is dedicated to “Joey, Johnny, and Dee Dee” of the Ramones. Bourdain declared fond appreciation for their music, as well that of other early punk bands such as Dead Boys, and The Voidoids. He said that the playing of music by Billy Joel, Elton John, or the Grateful Dead in his kitchen was grounds for firing. Joel was, however, a fan of Bourdain’s, and visited the restaurant.
On both No Reservations and Parts Unknown, he dined with and interviewed many musicians, both in the U.S. and elsewhere, with a special focus on glam and punk rockers such as Alice Cooper, David Johansen, Marky Ramone and Iggy Pop. He featured contemporary band Queens of the Stone Age on No Reservations several times, and they composed and performed the theme song for Parts Unknown.
Bourdain married his high school girlfriend, Nancy Putkoski, in 1985, and they remained together for two decades, divorcing in 2005. On April 20, 2007, he married Ottavia Busia, a mixed martial artist. The couple’s daughter, Ariane, was born in 2007. Bourdain noted that having to be away from his wife and child for about 250 days a year working on his television shows became a strain. Busia appeared in several episodes of No Reservations—notably the ones in Sardinia (her birthplace), Tuscany (in which she plays a disgruntled Italian diner), Rome, Rio de Janeiro, and Naples. The couple separated in 2016. In 2017, Bourdain began dating the Italian actress Asia Argento, whom he met when she appeared on the Rome episode of Parts Unknown.
Bourdain practiced the martial art Brazilian jiu-jitsu, earning a blue belt in August 2015. He won gold at the IBJJF New York Spring International Open Championship 2016, in the Middleweight Master 5 (age 56 and older) division.
Bourdain was known for having been an unrepentant drinker and smoker. In a nod to Bourdain’s (at the time) two-pack-a-day cigarette habit, Thomas Keller once served him a 20-course tasting menu which included a mid-meal “coffee and cigarette”: a coffee custard infused with tobacco, together with a foie gras mousse. Bourdain stopped cigarette smoking in the summer of 2007 for the sake of his daughter.
A former user of cocaine, heroin, and LSD, he wrote in Kitchen Confidential of his experience in a trendy SoHo restaurant in 1981: “We were high all the time, sneaking off to the walk-in refrigerator at every opportunity to ‘conceptualize.’ Hardly a decision was made without drugs. Cannabis, methaqualone, cocaine, LSD, psilocybin mushrooms soaked in honey and used to sweeten tea, secobarbital, tuinal, amphetamine, codeine and, increasingly, heroin, which we’d send a Spanish-speaking busboy over to Alphabet City to get.”
On June 8, 2018, Bourdain was found dead of an apparent suicide by hanging in his room at the Le Chambard hotel in Kaysersberg, France. Bourdain was traveling with his friend Éric Ripert, who became worried when Bourdain missed dinner and breakfast. Christian de Rocquigny du Fayel, the public prosecutor for Colmar, said that Bourdain’s body bore no signs of violence, and that toxicology tests would determine whether drugs or medications were involved. Bourdain was working on an episode of Parts Unknown in nearby Strasbourg
Orphia C. Yates – December 13, 1924 – June 7, 2018
Orphia C. Yates – (December 13, 1924 – June 7, 2018) Orphia C “Beth” Yates, 93, of Jensen Beach; has gone HOME to meet her “Charlie Boy”. She had her children and grandchildren by her side in her home.
Beth was a resident of Jensen Beach for 55 years. She was a loving mother and grandmother; family was everything to her. As a retired bookkeeper she enjoyed reading, sewing, loved to cook and most of all bake cakes. Beth was a member of Covenant Fellowship Baptist Church.
She is survived by six of their eight children: Betty & (Fred) Walton, their three children plus spouses, six great grand-children and two great-great grandchildren; (Jimmie Ann) Yates, one child and one grandchild; Donna & (Richard) Newman, their four children plus spouses and four great grandchildren; Dianna & (Earl) Knight, their two children and three great-grandchildren; Luther Yates, two children; Amy & (Travis) Kirkland; Merribeth & (Jim) Manning, one child.
Beth was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Charles Yates, two sons Charles “Buddy”, Anthony “Tony”, daughter-in-law Sandy and grand-daughter Christie Lynn.
Susannah Barry Gobler – November 12, 1971 – June 7, 2018
Susannah Barry Gobler-(November 12, 1971 – June 7, 2018)
Richard Hohendorf – February 6, 1961 – June 7, 2018
Richard Hohendorf – (February 6, 1961 – June 7, 2018)
With heavy hearts, we share the unexpected passing of Richard Hohendorf, age 57, of Port Saint Lucie, Florida on June 7, 2018.
Rich was born in Mt. Vernon, NY and eventually moved to South Florida where he married his wife, Theresa.
Rich was an avid fisherman, an accomplished guitar player, and a well respected funny man who enjoyed playing cards and spending time with his nieces, nephews, family and friends, along with his best four legged girl, Bogey. Affectionately known as Big Rich by those who loved him, he was a bowler, a surfer, and a golfer who enjoyed shooting at the range and an occasional visit to the casino.
In addition to his wife, Theresa DiMatteo, he leaves his sister, Evelyn Manthey. He also leaves his nephews Trey “Jr” Parolski, AJ and Nick DiMatteo and his nieces, Ella Parolski, and Mackenzie and “Heavenly” Maddie Demers. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Anna Hohendorf.
Viewing hours will be at Aycock Funeral Home in Tradition, FL on Wednesday, June 13th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Prayer services will be held at Aycock Funeral Home in Tradition on Thursday, June 14th at 11:00am followed by his burial at Forest Hills Cemetery in Palm City, FL.
Flowers may be sent to Aycock at Tradition and donations in Rich’s memory can be made to Maddie’s Fight Foundation at www.maddiesfight.org or 25201 SW Martin Highway, Okeechobee, FL 34974.
George D ZELKO – April 28, 1937 – June 6, 2018
George D ZELKO – (April 28, 1937 – June 6, 2018)
George David Zelko passed away peacefully at home in Port St. Lucie, Florida on June 6th, 2018.
George was born in Mt Pleasant PA on April 28th, 1937. He attended Ramsay High School in Mt Pleasant. He went on to study structural engineering at Penn State. George worked as a structural designer and retired from GPU, Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant in Forked River NJ. After his retirement, George and his wife Joyce moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida.
George proudly served in the Pennsylvania National Guard. He was an active member of the Elks Club and USCG Auxiliary. George had a passion for playing and watching sports, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also enjoyed boating, fishing, home projects, woodworking and going to the local gym.
George is survived by his wife Joyce of Port St. Lucie, daughters Tracy A (Patrick) Mosner and Terry J Zelko (Larry Hicks), step-daughters Jackie (Dave) Ragnacci and Jayme (Geoff) Smith, grandchildren Tyler J. and Nicholas P. Mosner, Chris and Sara Ragnacci, Bennett and Emily Smith, brother Leo Zelko and his beloved dog Valerie. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Mary Zelko and brothers Bill and Charlie Zelko.
George’s wish was to be cremated with his remains spread through his home town of Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania. The family will have a private celebration of George’s life at a later date.
Memorial contributions can be made to St Jude’s Children Hospital in George’s name. A special thank you to Treasure Coast Hospice and the wonderful caregivers for all of the support they provided to George, Joyce and his family.
Katherine Noel Brosnahan December 24, 1962 – June 5, 2018
Katherine Noel Brosnahan (December 24, 1962 – June 5, 2018), known professionally as Kate Spade and Kate Valentine, was an American fashion designer and businesswoman. She was the founder and former co-owner of the designer brand Kate Spade New York.
After working in the accessories department at the fashion magazine Mademoiselle, Brosnahan and her husband, Andy Spade, identified a market for quality stylish handbags, and founded Kate Spade New York in 1993. The handbags Spade designed and produced quickly found popularity, owing to their sophistication and affordability, and have been described as a symbol of New York City in the 1990s.
The company expanded into other product lines. In 1999, Spade sold a 56-percent stake in her business to Neiman Marcus Group, and in 2006 sold the rest of her shares. In 2016, Spade and her partners launched a new fashion brand, Frances Valentine.
Spade was born Katherine Noel Brosnahan in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of June (Mullen) and Earl Francis Brosnahan, who owned a road-construction company. She was of mostly Irish descent. After graduating from St. Teresa’s Academy, an all-girl Catholic high school, Spade attended the University of Kansas. Later, she transferred to Arizona State University, where she joined the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, and graduated with a journalism degree in 1985.
Fashion was a love, she recalled later, but not an obsession. Her original goal was to become a television producer, and she cited the example of Holly Hunter’s character in the 1987 film Broadcast News as an inspiration.
n 1986, Spade worked in the accessories department at Mademoiselle magazine in Manhattan, where she was credited by her maiden name, Katy Brosnahan. While at Mademoiselle, she started living with Andy Spade, a native of Scottsdale, Arizona. The two had worked side-by-side as salespeople in a men’s clothing store, Carter’s Men Shop, back when Spade was living in Phoenix.
She left Mademoiselle in 1991, with the title of Senior Fashion Editor/Head of Accessories. While working for Mademoiselle, she had noticed that the market lacked stylish and sensible handbags, and decided to create her own.
Kate and Andy Spade launched the New York–based design company “kate spade handbags” in January 1993. “I wanted a functional bag that was sophisticated and had some style,” Spade would later recall. She made six prototypes with Scotch Tape and paper, and found a manufacturer in East New York willing to work with a startup to turn them into actual bags. To finance the company, Andy, who had worked as a copywriter, withdrew his 401(k) pension plan, and sometimes paid employees with personal checks. The couple spent their shipping season living at friends’ apartments, since their own was filled with boxed handbags.
Kate was undecided as to what name to give the company, because she and Spade had not yet married, and “Kate Brosnahan” sounded like an unmarketable name for a fashion label. She considered a number of names, but agreed when Andy suggested “Kate Spade” — a combination of her first name and his surname that he found euphonious. After an early show at the Javits Center at which the department-store chain Barneys ordered a few bags, Kate decided to put the bag’s labels on the outside, a change that took her all night to make, but established the brand.
The bags, priced in the $150 to $450 range, quickly became popular, particularly in New York. Teenage females with disposable income appreciated the affordability of the lower-end bags. That was “a real shift” in fashion, said Fern Mallis, director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) during the 1990s. “Everybody had Kate Spade bags. You could afford them, and happily buy more than one.”
Young American women at the time also liked the sophisticated look. One woman recalled to Sarah Maslin Nir in The New York Times later that the Kate Spade bags looked mature, without being too adult for a teenager as a Burberry bag would have been seen. “At the turn of the last century,” Nir wrote, “her bag came to encapsulate a decidedly Manhattan moment in time,” a moment when Vogue editor Anna Wintour recalled that it was impossible to walk a block in the city without seeing one.
A Kate Spade New York store in the Natick Mall, Massachusetts, in 2008
The company sold mainly handbags at first, but soon extended to clothing, jewelry, shoes, stationery, eyewear, baby items, fragrances, tabletop, bedding and gifts. In 1996, the Kate Spade brand opened its first boutique, a 400-square-foot (37 m2) shop located in Manhattan’s trendy SoHo district, and moved its headquarters into a 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) space in West 25th Street.
In 2004, “Kate Spade at home” was launched as a home collection brand. It featured bedding, bath items, china, wallpaper and various items for the home. Later in 2004, Spade also published three books on the subjects of etiquette, entertainment, and fashion—Manners, Occasions, and Style. That same year, a Kate Spade store was opened in Aoyama, Tokyo in Japan.
Neiman Marcus Group purchased 56 percent of the Kate Spade brand in 1999, and the remaining 44 percent in 2006. The Group sold the label in 2006 to Liz Claiborne Inc., for $124 million; it was later renamed Fifth & Pacific. The company was purchased by Coach, Inc. in May 2017; both Coach and Kate Spade are now part of Tapestry, Inc.
After selling the remaining portion of her ownership stake in the Kate Spade brand in 2006, Spade took time off to raise her daughter. In 2016, she and her business partners launched a new collection of luxury footwear and handbags under the brand name Frances Valentine. The name Frances is a family name on Spade’s paternal side; her daughter is named Frances, as were her grandfather, father, and brother. “Valentine” came from Spade’s maternal side; it was her grandfather’s middle name, given because he was born on Valentine’s Day. In 2016, Spade legally added Valentine to her full name.
Spade married Andy Spade, the brother of actor/comedian David Spade, in 1994. The couple had one child, Frances Beatrix Spade, born in 2005. The actress Rachel Brosnahan is Spade’s niec
In 1996, the CFDA awarded Spade “America’s New Fashion Talent in Accessories” for her classic designs. In 1998, the organization again honored her for “Best Accessory Designer of the Year”.
Her home collection won her three design awards in 2004, including, House Beautiful’s “Giants of Design Award for Tastemaker”, Bon Appétit’s “American Food and Entertaining Award for Designer of the Year”, and Elle Decor’s “Elle Decor International Design Award for Bedding”.
In 2017, she was inducted into the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Also in 2017, she was named one of the Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company.
Vincent Hillis Clifford aka Billy ThunderKloud – May 7, 1948 – June 5, 2018
Vincent Hillis Clifford aka Billy ThunderKloud – (May 7, 1948-June 5, 2018)
Singer Billy ThunderKloud passed away on June 5, 2018 from complications from a stroke/pneumonia at his home in Palm City, FL.
Born Vincent Clifford on May 7, 1948 in the village of Kispiox in British Columbia and raised in the village of Kitwanga. Billy was a hereditary frog clan chief, belonging to the Gitksan tribe. His Chieftainship name was Chief Dau-Hkansqu. At age 14, he hopped a train from Port Edward, BC to the Indian Residential School in Edmonton, Alberta. As part of a school experiment, Billy was selected from 120 students, along with three other students, to form a musical group. The group was formed to familiarize the non-Indian with the young Indian of today. Billy and the band began touring the US in 1964 as The Chieftones, with Billy (Vince), as the lead singer. In 1965, they released their first two singles “Rang Dang Doo” and “Mona Lisa.” During the next three years, they released five singles for the Claremont, Cuca and Youngstown labels, and were represented by the William Morris Agency. Their song “I Shouldn’t Have Did What I Done” is featured on the 2014 compilation album Native North America, Vol. 1.
In 1972, Billy adopted the stage name Billy ThunderKloud and the group was billed as Billy ThunderKloud and the Chieftones, signing a recording contract with Superior Records, owned by Duane Allen of the Oak Ridge Boys. Two albums were released on Superior Records. In 1974, Billy signed a recording contract with 20th Century Records and moved to Nashville. Billy and the Chieftones signed with Buddy Lee Attractions in October 1974 for exclusive bookings, and in 1975 added five musicians to the band. After 20th Century closed its record label, Billy signed with Polydor Records. Hit recordings include What Time of Day (20th Century), Pledging My Love (20th Century), Indian Nation (Polydor), Try a Little Tenderness (Polydor), and It’s Alright (Polydor). The single What Time of Day not only reached #16 on the country charts but #32 on the AC charts and #92 on the pop charts. One of Billy’s greatest achievements was when he was chosen Outstanding Indian of the Year in 1975. Billy and the Chieftones performed at President Nixon’s second Inaugural Ball. Billy was a Kentucky Colonel and was also named an honorary Shriner. Billy continued touring until 1991.
Billy was retired and living in Palm City, FL at the time of his death. He’s survived by his wife, Bev, daughters Shawnee (Nick), Chey Kuzma (Sam), and three grandchildren.
At Billy’s request, there will not be a service.
If you would like, you may make a donation in memory of Billy to National Indian Child Welfare Association, Shriners Hospital for Children, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, American Diabetes Association, or a charity of your choice.
John Lesourd – March 5, 1942 – June 5, 2018
John Lesourd – (March 5, 1942 – June 5, 2018) HOBE SOUND, FL – John William LeSourd, age 76 of Hobe Sound, FL, formerly of Xenia, OH, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the Treasure Coast Hospice House. He was born March 5, 1942 in Xenia, OH. He was preceded in death by his parents Richard H. and Lucille Ashman LeSourd. John was a graduate of Xenia High School Class of 1960, attended Hillsdale College in Michigan, and was a graduate of the College of Insurance, NYC. Prior to coming to LeSourd & Co. Insurance Agency in Xenia, OH, John was with Westfield Insurance Co. in Westfield Center, OH. In 1987, he followed his love of warm weather to Jupiter, FL and founded the Twisted Oak Art and Frame Shop. In 1999, he retired and ventured to Pewaukee, WI for 7 years. In 2006, back to the Florida sun in Hobe Sound, John followed his appreciation for nature and spent his retirement years creating a botanical garden for butterflies and hummingbirds. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Bonnie B. LeSourd; his son, Ja
son S. LeSourd, Xenia, OH; his daughter, Sarah B. (David) Auckland, Sammamish, WA; his stepson, Cord D. (Wendy) Huston, Lenexa, KS; his stepdaughter, Brandee A. Huston, Port St. Lucie, FL; his brother, Richard H. (Catherine J.) LeSourd, Jr., Xenia, OH; his nephew, Richard H. (Susan) LeSourd III; and his nieces, Elizabeth L. (Michael) Ehlers and Barbara L. (Nicholas) Harper. Also survived by his grandchildren: Nolan Scelzi, Beckett, and Tessa Auckland, Miranda and Connor Huston, Jessica Hoskinson, and his great grandchildren: James and Jack Williams. John will be remembered as a kind and gentle man, who loved his family, friends, and the beauty of nature. Celebration of life services will be held Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Aycock Funeral Home, Young & Prill Chapel, 6801 SE Federal Hwy, Stuart, FL.
Albert H. Falk, Jr. – January 20, 1924 – June 03, 2018
Albert H. Falk Jr. – (January 20, 1924 – June 03, 2018)93, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, formerly of Palm City, Florida, passed away on June 3, 2018 at Solaris Parkway, Stuart, Florida
Born in Chicago, Illinois, he had been a resident of the Treasure Coast of over 30 years coming from Tenafly, New Jersey. He received a Bachelor degree from Loyola University, Chicago, IL.
During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy.
Before retiring he was an advertising and marking consultant.
He was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Palm City, where he was instrumental in the building of the Sacred Heart Chapel.
Survivors include his sons, Jeffrey A. Falk and his wife Janice of Sarasota, FL, Timothy J. Falk and his wife Lisa of Stuart, FL, Michael A. Falk and his wife, Diane of Jacksonville, FL, James D. Falk and his wife, Karin of Charlotte, NC and Thomas A. Falk and his wife Charlene of Pace, FL; his daughter in law, Ellen Falk of Port St. Lucie, FL; 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine J. Falk, his son, Mark R. Falk and his brother, Robert Falk.
Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:30 AM on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Forest Hills Funeral Home Palm City, FL. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow, and will be celebrated at 11:00 AM at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, in the Sacred Heart Chapel. Interment will be in Brookside Cemetery, Englewood, NJ.
For those who wish, contributions can be made to Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, PO Box 916, Palm City, FL 34991.
Jon M. McGeorge – April 16, 1955 – May 31, 2018
Jon M. McGeorge – (April 16, 1955-May 31, 2018) Jon McGeorge of Jensen Beach Florida passed away May 31, 2018. He was born in Canton, Ohio to
James and Mary McGeorge, April 16, 1955. His is survived by 3 siblings, Jennifer Nader of Canton, Ohio, Jim (Patty) McGeorge of East Rochester,
Ohio, and Jo Maxwell of Greensboro, NC, nieces and nephews, extended family and countless friends.
After graduating from High School, Jon left Ohio for Florida. He spent many years there before moving to Costa Rica where he followed his dreams.
There, he ran a horse tour business and property management company. He came back to Jensen Beach a few years back to be closer to family and
Jon will be remembered as a master story teller and memory maker. He shared his wisdom with others on life, animal care, gardening, and travelling –
with the most infectious laugh. He enriched the lives of so many people in so many ways.
A Celebration of Life is planned for July 14, at Vista Pines, 2600 SE Ocean Blvd, Stuart FL 34996 Guests will be welcomed from 1p-4p.
Gail Florence D. Winn – August 6, 1945 – May 30, 2018
Gail Florence D. Winn – (August 6, 1945 – May 30, 2018)Gail Florence “Donaldson” Winn, age 72, passed at her home May 30 2018.Gail was born
August 6 1945 in Floral Park NY to Florence “Verge” and Aurthur Donaldson.She was raised in Bellerose NY until the family moved to upstate NY to
the town of Leeds.She lived, raised her children and retired there until she moved to Stuart FL in 2004.Gail would like everyone to know that her
work here is now finished. She has received a call so to speak, that she could not refuse. She will not be coming back here, however her new
assignment comes with some pretty good benefits. She will be reunited with all her family and friends that she has not seen in a very long time. Her
new assignment brings her to a wonderful place where she is shopping, dancing, reading anything she wants to her hearts content. The food is great
there too. She can eat as much as she wants and never gain a pound. She is guarantee lot’s of laughter and never ending love. Gail is survived by her
three sons Joseph, James and John. She left them with instructions to celebrate her life which is now finished here. Have a safe journey home Gail.
We will miss your smile, your warmth, your energy, your humor and your love. You have a made a difference. We invite you to celebrate Gail with us
on June 15th 2018 at 11:00 AM at Martin Funeral Home & Crematory Instead of sending flowers please make donations to Saint Andrews Catholic
Church located at in 2100 SE Cove Rd, Stuart, FL 34997 Phone: 772-781-4415 Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Martin Funeral
Home and Crematory. Online condolences and expressions of sympathy can be made by visiting www.Martin-Funeral.com
Betty C Hicks – May 23, 1928 – May 29, 2018
Betty C. Hicks-May 23, 1928 – May 29, 2018, 90 passed away on May 29, 2018 at Tradition Medical Center in Port St. Lucie, FL. Born in La Porte, IN, Mrs. Hicks was a previous resident of Hypoluxo, FL coming from Ohio in 1998 before relocating to the Treasure Coast area in 2009. She was a homemaker and will be truly missed by her family and friends. Mrs. Hicks is survived by her daughter, Christiane Mollet; her son, Samuel Mollet IV (Karyn); son, Kern Mollet (Kim); son, Brian Molett(Dian) and; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Hicks. Mrs. Hicks will be entombed in her family mausoleum at a later date in Highland Cemetery in South Bend, Indiana. All arrangements are entrusted to Aycock at Tradition, Port St. Lucie, FL.
FAMILY-Mrs. Hicks is survived by her daughter, Christiane Mollet; her son, Samuel Mollet IV (Karyn); son, Kern Mollet (Kim); son, Brian Molett(Dian) and; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Hicks.
Thomas Anthony Manganiello – April 7, 1918 – May 28, 2018
Thomas Anthony Manganiello – (April 7, 1918 – May 28, 2018) Thomas Anthony Manganiello, 100 of Port St. Lucie passed away peacefully on May 28th, 2018.
He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII in the Pacific Theater. Thomas was a lifetime member of Knights of Columbus for 60 years, a retiree from the Sun Oil Company, he was a proud member of the American Legion, and was also a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Men’s Club.
Thomas was preceded in death by his wife Rita in 1985.
He is survived by his four Children, Edward, Emily (Joe), Donna (Howard) & David (Pamela)
10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren & 5 great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his 4 brother’s, Nick, Jimmy, Anthony and Jerry, also his 2 sister’s, Nancy & Katie.
Visitation will be held on Monday June 4th from 5-7 PM in the Chapel of Martin Funeral Home & Crematory 961 S. Kanner Hwy. Stuart, FL. 34994.
Military Honors will be provided by The United States Army, followed by a Chapel Service beginning at 6:30 PM.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church 2330 Mariposa Ave. Port St. Lucie, FL. 34952
JODY L ZILLHARDT- August 7, 1956 – May 28, 2018
JODY L ZILLHARDT- (August 7, 1956 – May 28, 2018) On this day of our Lord, May 28, 2018, Jody Lynn Zillhardt (Wolfe), went to be with our Savior. Jody was born in Reading, PA, on August 7, 1956. She graduated from Governor Mifflin High School in 1974 and received her LPN license in 1976. Jody spent her life in Berks County, PA, Hartsville, SC and her treasured Hobe Sound, FL. Jody spread warmth and sunshine throughout her life as a nurse and caregiver to many people. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Glenn W Zillhardt, mother Doris Wolfe, daughter Megan Lynn Bennington, sister Donna Radomski, brother Kurt Wolfe and her sunshine, Natalie Joy Bennington, granddaughter. A memorial service will be held in her honor at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 13301 Ellison Wilson Road, Juno Beach, FL 33408 (561-624-9663) on June 9, 2018 at 11:00 am. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast or the Treasure Coast Food Bank.
John H. Pappas – March 11, 1930 – May 27, 2018
John H. Pappas – (March 11, 1930 – May 27, 2018)John H. Pappas, 88, passed away on May 27, 2018 at Martin Memorial Medical Center in Stuart, FL.
Born in Brockton, Massachusetts, Mr. Pappas and his wife, Mary have been seasonal residents of the Treasure Coast since 1992, and became permanent residents of The Savannah Club in Jensen Beach four years ago.
He was a veteran of the United States Air Force having proudly served our country in Korean War where he was a Greek Interpreter. Mr. Pappas retired from the State of Massachusetts as an educator, having taught at Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School in South Eastern, MA.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Pappas of Jensen Beach, FL; his sons, Bill (Heidi) Pappas and Jim (Tammy) Pappas; and his grandchildren, Nichole, Alex, Jim Jr. and Kayla.
Mr. Pappas was predeceased by his sisters, Cleopatra and Francis.
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on May 30, 2018 from 5:00-7:00PM with prayer vigil to begin at 5:30PM at Aycock Funeral Home in Jensen Beach.
Arrangements entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Jensen Beach.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Pappas of Jensen Beach, FL; his sons, Bill (Heidi) Pappas and Jim (Tammy) Pappas; and his grandchildren, Nichole, Alex, Jim Jr. and Kayla.
Mr. Pappas was predeceased by his sisters, Cleopatra and Francis.
Edna Gall – July 20, 1923- May 26,2018
Edna S. Gall-July 20, 1923- May 26,2018
Becky J. Clark – August 1, 1950 – May 26, 2018
Becky J. Clark – (August 1, 1950 – May 26, 2018) Becky Jo Clark was born August 1, 1950 in Sioux City, Iowa. She later graduated from Urbandale High School in 1968. Our Beloved Mother and Grandmother went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Family was very important for Becky, she lived for her children and grandchildren. Anything they needed, she was there to help. She leaves behind her Children; Chris (Kellie) Conner, Chad (Katina) Conner, and Ashley (Benjamin) Nowlin, her Sister Geri Ann Keller and brothers Steve, Kim, and Tim Johnson, nieces, nephews, god daughters and her 10 grandchildren Christopher, Kaylene, Kate, Caleb, Colin, Ali, Katie, Sarah, Eli and JB; as well as her “kids” Andy and Annie Lauri (the dogs). Becky was saved in 1965. She led her life in Jesus. She loved one another as she loved herself. When she moved to Stuart, Fl she began attending Redeemer Lutheran Church and School. She married her Husband, Marty Clark there in December of 1986 .Redeemer Lutheran was a very impo
rtant part of Becky’s life. She volunteered at Redeemer when able and while serving even penned an alter ego know to all as Mrs. Scatterbrain. She uplifted the hearts of the teachers and students alike. Serving the Lord through the church and school was very important for Becky. It gave her great joy to teach the Tuesday morning Bible study. She has reunited in heaven with her Husband of 27 years Marty Clark, Grandma Elsie Johnson, parents Charlene and Loren Johnson, Mother Joyce Eison and Sister Lori Rathbun. Chris, Chad and Ashley are eternally grateful for the way that our mother raised us. We love you mom, forever. Any donations can be made out to Redeemer Lutheran Church and School in Stuart, FL. A Celebration of Life will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church and School in Stuart, Fl on June 10, 2018 at 12:30 pm following the 11:00 am service.
Alan LaVern Bean – March 15, 1932 – May 26, 2018
Alan LaVern Bean (March 15, 1932 – May 26, 2018) was an American naval officer and naval aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut; he was the fourth person to walk on the Moon. He was selected to become an astronaut by NASA in 1963 as part of Astronaut Group 3.
He made his first flight into space aboard Apollo 12, the second manned mission to land on the Moon, at age 37 in November 1969. He made his second and final flight into space on the Skylab 3 mission in 1973, the second manned mission to the Skylab space station. After retiring from the United States Navy in 1975 and NASA in 1981, he pursued his interest in painting, depicting various space-related scenes and documenting his own experiences in space as well as that of his fellow Apollo program astronauts. He was the last living crew member of Apollo 12.
Bean was born March 15, 1932, in Wheeler, the seat of Wheeler County in the northeastern Texas Panhandle. He was of Scottish descent. As a boy, he lived in Minden, the seat of Webster Parish in northwestern Louisiana, where his father worked for the U.S. Soil Conservation Service. He graduated from R. L. Paschal High School in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1950.
Bean received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1955. At UT he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity (Omega Chi chapter). He was commissioned a U.S. Navy Ensign through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps at UT Austin, and attended flight training. After completing flight training, he was assigned to a Attack Squadron 44 (VA-44) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, from 1956 to 1960, flying the F9F Cougar and A4D Skyhawk. After a four-year tour of duty, he attended the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, where his instructor was his future Apollo 12 Commander, Pete Conrad. He then flew as a test pilot on several types of naval aircraft. Following his assignment at USNTPS, he was assigned to Attack Squadron 172 (VA-172) at NAS Cecil Field, Florida, flying the A-4 Skyhawk from 1962 to 1963, during which time he was selected as a NASA astronaut.
Bean was a Boy Scout and he earned the rank of First Class.
Bean logged more than 7,145 hours flying time, including 4,890 hours in jet aircraft.
Bean was selected by NASA as part of Astronaut Group 3 in 1963. He was selected to be the backup command pilot for Gemini 10 but was unsuccessful in securing an early Apollo flight assignment. He was placed in the Apollo Applications Program in the interim. In that capacity, he was the first astronaut to dive in the Neutral Buoyancy Simulator and a champion of the process for astronaut training. When fellow astronaut Clifton Williams was killed in an air crash, a space was opened for Bean on the backup crew for Apollo 9. Apollo 12 Commander Conrad, who had instructed Bean at the Naval Flight Test School years before, personally requested Bean to replace Williams.
Bean was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 12, the second lunar landing. In November 1969, Bean and Pete Conrad landed on the moon’s Ocean of Storms—after a flight of 250,000 miles and a launch that included a harrowing lightning strike. He was the astronaut who executed John Aaron’s “Flight, try SCE to ‘Aux'” instruction to restore telemetry after the spacecraft was struck by lightning 36 seconds after launch, thus salvaging the mission. They explored the lunar surface, deployed several lunar surface experiments, and installed the first nuclear power generator station on the Moon to provide the power source. Dick Gordon remained in lunar orbit photographing landing sites for future missions.
Pete Conrad, Dick Gordon, and Alan Bean pose with their Apollo 12 Saturn V moon rocket in the background on the pad at Cape Canaveral on 29 October 1969
Bean had planned on using a self-timer for his Hasselblad camera in order to take a photograph of both himself and Pete Conrad while on the lunar surface near the Surveyor III spacecraft. He was hoping to record a good photo, and also to confuse the mission scientists as to how the photo could have been taken. However, neither he nor Conrad could locate the timer in the tool carrier tote bag while at the Surveyor III site and thus lost the opportunity. He did not locate the self-timer until the very end of the EVA when it was too late to use – at which point he threw it as hard as he could. His paintings of what this photo would have looked like (titled “The Fabulous Photo We Never Took”) and one of his fruitless search for the timer (“Our Little Secret”) are included in his collection of Apollo paintings.
Bean’s suit is on display in the National Air and Space Museum.
Bean was also the spacecraft commander of Skylab 3, the second manned mission to Skylab, from July 29, 1973, to September 25, 1973. With him on the 59-day, 24.4 million mile world-record-setting flight were scientist-astronaut Owen Garriott and Marine Corps Colonel Jack R. Lousma. During the mission Bean tested a prototype of the Manned Maneuvering Unit and performed one spacewalk outside the Skylab. The crew of Skylab 3 accomplished 150 percent of its pre-mission goals.
On his next assignment, Bean was backup spacecraft commander of the United States flight crew for the joint American-Russian Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.
Bean retired from the Navy in October 1975 as a captain, and continued as head of the Astronaut Candidate Operations and Training Group within the Astronaut Office in a civilian capacity.
Bean logged 1,671 hours and 45 minutes in space, of which 10 hours and 26 minutes were spent in EVAs on the Moon and in Earth orbit.
Bean resigned from NASA in June 1981 to devote his time to painting. He said his decision was based on the fact that, in his 18 years as an astronaut, he was fortunate enough to visit worlds and see sights no artist’s eye, past or present, has ever viewed firsthand and he hoped to express these experiences through his art.
As a painter, Bean wanted to add color to the Moon. “I had to figure out a way to add color to the Moon without ruining it,” he remarked. In his paintings, the lunar landscape is not a monotonous gray, but shades of various colors. “If I were a scientist painting the Moon, I would paint it gray. I’m an artist, so I can add colors to the Moon”, said Bean.
Bean’s paintings include Lunar Grand Prix and Rock and Roll on the Ocean of Storms, and he used real moon dust in his paintings. When he began painting, he realized that keepsake patches from his space suit were dirty with moon dust. He added tiny pieces of the patches to his paintings, which made them unique. He also used a hammer to pound the flagpole into the lunar surface, and a bronzed moon boot, to texture his paintings.
In July of 2009, for the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11’s moon landing, Bean exhibited his lunar paintings at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington.
Bean took a little piece of MacBean tartan to the Moon.
Bean died on May 26, 2018, in Houston, Texas, at the age of 86.His death followed the sudden onset of illness two weeks before while he was in Fort Wayne, Indiana. At the time of his death, Bean was married to his second wife, Leslie. He had a son, Clay, and a daughter, Amy Sue, both from his first marriage.
In the 1998 HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, Bean was portrayed by Dave Foley. Swedish indie pop artist Stina Nordenstam has a song called “The Return of Alan Bean” on her 1991 debut album Memories of a Color. British indie rock band Hefner released a single called “Alan Bean” in 2001, writing from the perspective of Bean during Apollo 12.
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David Garcia – September 15, 1920 – May 22, 2018
David Garcia (September 15, 1920 – May 22, 2018) was an American coach, scout and manager in Major League Baseball who spent over 65 years in the game. He served as manager of the California Angels (1977–78) and Cleveland Indians (1979–82). Including three games as acting manager of the 1975 Indians, during his first coaching tenure there, he compiled a career record of 310 wins and 311 defeats (.499).
Garcia was born in East St. Louis, Illinois, and entered professional baseball in 1939. He was a minor league infielder for almost 20 seasons — much of that time in the farm system of the New York Giants — and never made it to the major leagues. His playing career was interrupted by three years (1943–45) of service in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II, and much of his later active career was spent as a player-manager in the low minor leagues. As the playing skipper of the 1951 Oshkosh Giants of the Class D Wisconsin State League, Garcia won the league’s triple crown, with 23 home runs, 127 runs batted in and a batting average of .369. He threw and batted right-handed was listed as 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and 185 pounds (84 kg).
He began managing at age 27 in 1948 with the Giants’ Knoxville Smokies farm team of the Class B Tri-State League, and would continue to manage in the New York and San Francisco Giants’ minor league organization over the next two decades (1949–55; 1957; 1964; 1967–68). He also coached for Triple-A Minneapolis (1956) and scouted for the Giants (1957–63; 1965–66). Garcia then joined the San Diego Padres as a minor league manager in 1969, their maiden National League season.
The following season, in his 50th year, Garcia finally reached the majors as San Diego’s third-base coach. He coached with the Padres (1970–73), Indians (1975–76; 1979) and Angels (1977) and in 1977 he was named manager of the Angels when Norm Sherry was fired on July 11. While the Angels continued to stumble in ’77, the Halos stood at 25–20 when Garcia was released in favor of Jim Fregosi on June 1, 1978.
Garcia got another chance to manage with the Cleveland Indians when Jeff Torborg was fired on July 23, 1979. Cleveland played at a 38–28 clip under Garcia for the remainder of the season, and compiled a mark of 52–51 during the strike-shortened 1981 campaign, but they never finished higher than fifth in the American League East. After a sixth-place finish in 1982, Garcia was fired. But he remained in the game into his mid 80s, as a coach for the Milwaukee Brewers (1983–84), a special assignment scout for the Brewers and Kansas City Royals, and — from 2000–02 — a coach with the Colorado Rockies. Garcia was named to the Rockies’ staff when he was 79 years of age by then-skipper Buddy Bell. He also scouted for other MLB teams, including the Seattle Mariners and Chicago Cubs.
As a minor league manager in the Giants, Padres and Angels organizations, Garcia won 889 games and lost 796 (.528) and won three championships. He is one of only four individuals to play, coach or announce professional baseball during part of eight decades. (Vin Scully, Tommy Lasorda and Don Zimmer being the other three.)
Garcia’s son David was the Yankees first-round pick—the 11th player taken over all—in the secondary phase of the January 1978 draft. He spent two years in the Yankee systems. Garcia also had two grandsons play professional baseball. Drew Garcia was a 21st round draft choice of the Chicago White Sox in 2008, and reached the Triple-A level. In 2010, the St. Louis Cardinals selected his grandson, Greg Garcia in the seventh round of Major League Baseball draft. He made his MLB debut for the Cardinals in April 2014.
Dave Garcia died in San Diego, his permanent home since 1961, of natural causes at the age of 97.
Lucette Flanagan – March 20, 1928 – May 22, 2018
Lucette Stumberg Flanagan (nee Lucette Anne Stumberg) of Rye, New York and Palm City, Florida died May 22, 2018. She was born on March 20, 1928 to Marie Therese Leroy and Professor George W. Stumberg in Paris, France while her mother was visiting relatives. Growing up in Austin, Texas, she graduated from Austin High School in 1945. She received a Bachelor of Music degree from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri and a Master of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed additional graduate work at Manhattanville College and at the Juilliard School of Music earning a Master of Piano. She taught music at Morehouse State University in Kentucky and the Siwanoy School in Pelham, New York.
As a piano soloist and ensemble performer throughout the New York metropolitan area and various parts of the United States, she gave lecture recitals on French music for colleges, libraries and other organizations. Another passionate pursuit was performing two-piano concerts with another pianist and duo recitals with solo artists. In Florida, she accompanied the Harbour Ridge Chorale for five years. She was a past President of the Westchester Musicians Guild and the New York chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon, the national music sorority.
An avid believer in experiencing a full life, Lucette always crowded the maximum educational adventures into a day. In addition to her music, her interests included travel, duplicate bridge, and art history. Lucette earned the American Contract Bridge League’s title of Gold Life Master. Lucette was a member of the Winged Foot Golf Club, Westchester Country Club, and the Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club.
In 1948, when her father was a visiting law professor at Harvard Law School, she met her future husband, Eugene J. T. Flanagan, on a blind date. They were married in 1951 and spent most of their married years in Westchester County. Upon retirement, they resided in Palm City, Florida. Lucette is survived by her husband of sixty-six years, Eugene, her sister, Martha Mel Edmunds (Dr. Louis Henry Edmunds, Jr.), four daughters, one son, seventeen grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Two additional great grandchildren are expected this fall. Her daughters are Dr. Claire Flanagan (Dr. David Duhaime) of Mansfield, Massachusetts; Janet Flanagan (Emory Morsberger) of Lilburn, Georgia; Anne Kawas (Paul Kawas) of Rye, New York; and Gail Flanagan of Rye, New York. Her son is Thomas Flanagan (Adrienne Flanagan) of Armonk, New York. Her grandchildren are Jennifer, June, Jackie, Jill, and Jamie Morsberger; Jo Twombly; Julie Russell; Jacob, Erik, Zach and Dan Duhaime; Brian, Conor, Sean and Tess Flanagan; and Bi
ll and Kris Kawas. Her great grandchildren are James Eugene Whitman and Margot Russell.
Norman Eugene “Clint” Walker – May 30, 1927 – May 21, 2018
Norman Eugene “Clint” Walker (May 30, 1927 – May 21, 2018) was an American actor and singer. He was perhaps best known for his starring role as cowboy Cheyenne Bodie in the ABC/Warner Bros. western series Cheyenne from (1955–1963).
Walker became a client of Henry Willson, who renamed him “Jett Norman” and cast him to appear in a Bowery Boys film as a Tarzan-type character. In Los Angeles, he was hired by Cecil B. DeMille to appear in The Ten Commandments.
A friend in the film industry helped get him a few bit parts that brought him to the attention of Warner Bros., which was developing a western style television series.
Walker’s good looks and imposing physique helped him land an audition where he won the lead role in the TV series Cheyenne. Billed as “Clint Walker”, he was cast as Cheyenne Bodie, a roaming cowboy hero in the post-American Civil War era. His casting was announced in June 1955.
Cheyenne originally appeared as part of Warner Bros. Presents rotating with adaptations of Kings Row and Casablanca. Cheyenne turned out to be the breakout hit.
While the series regularly capitalized on Walker’s rugged frame with frequent bare-chested scenes, it was also well written and acted. It proved hugely popular for eight seasons. Walker’s pleasant baritone singing voice was also occasionally utilized on the series and led Warner Brothers to produce an album of Walker doing traditional songs and ballads.
Early on in the series run, Warners announced they would star Walker in a feature, The Story of Sam Houston.It was not made.
In April 1956 Walker said “I don’t think I’d want any other roles” than Westerns. “Westerns keep me outdoors and active.”
Warners cast Walker in the lead of a Western feature film, Fort Dobbs (1958), directed by Gordon Douglas. Howard Thompson described the actor as “the biggest, finest-looking Western hero ever to sag a horse, with a pair of shoulders rivaling King Kong’s”.
Box office returns were modest. Warners tried him in another Douglas-directed Western, Yellowstone Kelly (1959), co-starring Edd Byrnes from another Warners TV show, 77 Sunset Strip. It was a minor success.
A number of Cheyenne episodes were cut into feature films and released theatrically in some markets and Walker guest starred as Bodie in an episode of Maverick. Warners tried Walker in a third Western feature directed by Douglas, Gold of the Seven Saints (1961), this time co-starring Roger Moore, who was also under contract to Warners.
Cheyenne ended in 1963.
Walker had a role in Kraft Suspense Theatre. He had a supporting role in the Rock Hudson-Doris Day comedy, Send Me No Flowers (1964).
Frank Sinatra cast him in the leading role in the war drama None but the Brave (1965), the only film Sinatra directed. After doing some guest appearances in The Lucy Show he fought a grizzly bear in Paramount’s Western, The Night of the Grizzly (1966). He starred in a family adventure movie shot in India, Maya (1966).
Walker had his biggest hit to date when he played the meek convict Samson Posey in the war drama The Dirty Dozen (1967).
Walker returned to Westerns with More Dead Than Alive (1969). The New York Times described the actor as “a big, fine-looking chap and about as live-looking as any man could be. And there is something winning about his taciturn earnestness as an actor, although real emotion seldom breaks through”.
Walker had support roles in two comic Westerns, Sam Whiskey (1969) and The Great Bank Robbery (1969).
Walker was one of many names in The Phynx (1970) and returned to TV with the leads in some TV movies, Yuma (1971), Hardcase (1972), and The Bounty Man (1972).
In May 1971 he was seriously injured in a skiing accident on Mammoth Mountain but he recovered.
Walker supported Telly Savalas in the biopic Pancho Villa (1972) and starred a short-lived series in 1974 called Kodiak, playing an Alaskan patrolman. He starred in the made-for-television cult film Killdozer! the same year as well as Scream of the Wolf (1974).
Walker starred in Baker’s Hawk (1976) and had support parts in Snowbeast (1977), and The White Buffalo (1977). He starred in the Canadian Deadly Harvest (1977) and had a small role in Centennial and Mysterious Island of Beautiful Women (1979).
1980s and 1990s
In the 1980s Walker had roles in Hysterical (1983), The Love Boat, The Serpent Warriors (1985) (a lead), and The All American Cowboy (1985).
Walker had three marriages, each of which lasted approximately twenty years. Walker married Verna Garver in 1948. The marriage produced one daughter Valerie in 1950 before divorce in 1968. Valerie became one of the first female airline pilots. In 1974 Walker married Giselle Hennessy, who died in 1994. Walker then married Susan Cavallari in 1997. Eventually he took up residence in Grass Valley, California.
In May 1971, Walker narrowly escaped death in a skiing accident at Mammoth Mountain, California. In a fall from a ski lift, Walker was pierced through the heart with a ski pole. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. However, a doctor detected faint signs of life and rushed Walker to surgery, where his damaged heart was repaired. Within two months, Walker was working again. Walker was a staunch conservative Republican.
Walker died of congestive heart failure in Grass Valley, California, on May 21, 2018, nine days before his 91st birthday.
He was later in The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw (1991) and Kung Fu: The Legend Continues. In 1998, he voiced Nick Nitro in the film Small Soldiers.
Joseph A. TRIANO – December 10, 1945 – May 20, 2018
Joseph A. TRIANO – (December 10, 1945 – May 20, 2018) Joseph A Triano, age 72, passed away on May 20, 2018 in Stuart Florida. He was born in Plainfield NJ and was the youngest of five children. After graduating from Piscataway High School in 1964 he became a police officer for the Piscataway Police Department, later becoming Detective Sergeant. Joseph received his bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Trenton State College.
Following his career in law enforcement he became Director of Corporate Security for Bell Core, Global Director of Fraud Management for Citi Group and later Vice President of E Trade until his retirement. He is survived by a son, Todd and his wife Erin Triano of Hampton NJ, daughters Amy Fiore of Bedminster NJ, Janice and Her husband William Lauria of Point Pleasant NJ , Kim Marino of York Haven PA , his partner Dari McLaughlin of Stuart FL , a sister Rosemary Fosbre of Cherry Hill NJ as well as nine grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his beloved wife Geri
Triano. A private memorial will be held and any memorial donations may be made in Josephs name to your charity of choice.
Eileen Patricia Augusta Fraser Morison – March 19, 1915 – May 20, 2018
Eileen Patricia Augusta Fraser Morison (March 19, 1915 – May 20, 2018) was an American stage and film actress of the Golden Age of Hollywood and mezzo-soprano singer. She made her feature film debut in 1939 after several years on the stage. She was lauded as a beauty with large eyes and extremely long, dark hair. During this period of her career, she was often cast as the femme fatale or “other woman”. It was only when she returned to the Broadway stage that she achieved her greatest success as the lead in the original production of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate.
Eileen Patricia Augusta Fraser Morison was born in Manhattan on March 19, 1915, although some sources have erroneously given her year of birth as 1914.
Her father, William Morison, was born in Belfast, and was a playwright and occasional actor who billed himself under the name Norman Rainey. Her mother, Selena Morison, worked for British Intelligence during World War I. After graduating from Washington Irving High School in New York, Morison studied at the Arts Students League while taking acting classes at the Neighborhood Playhouse. She also studied dance under Martha Graham. During this time she was employed as a dress shop designer at Russeks Department Store.
Morison made her stage debut at the Provincetown Playhouse in the musical revue Don’t Mind the Rain, in which she sang a song “Simple Silly I.” Her Broadway debut came in November 1933, with a short-lived play, Growing Pains. After that, she proceeded to understudy Helen Hayes in the role of Victoria Regina. She understudied all the other women in the cast. Hayes, however, never missed a performance and Morison never had the opportunity to play the lead role.
In 1935, four years before her official film debut, Morison made her first appearance on film in an automobile propaganda short, Wreckless. In 1938, Morison appeared in the musical The Two Bouquets, which ran for only 55 performances. Among the other cast members was Alfred Drake, who, years later, would star opposite Morison in the Broadway hit Kiss Me, Kate.
While appearing in The Two Bouquets, Morison was noticed by talent scouts from Paramount Pictures, who — at the time — were looking for exotic, dark-haired glamorous types similar to Dorothy Lamour, one of their star commodities. Morison was subsequently signed to a contract with Paramount. She made her feature film debut in the “B” film Persons in Hiding (1939). Also in 1939, Paramount considered her for the role of Isobel in their adventure film Beau Geste, starring Gary Cooper and Ray Milland, but the role instead went to Susan Hayward. The following year she appeared opposite Milland in the Technicolor romance Untamed, a remake of the Clara Bow vehicle, Man Trap (1926).
Despite Morrison’s promising beginnings, she was assigned to several second-tier pictures such as Rangers of Fortune (1940) and One Night in Lisbon (1941), both with Fred MacMurray, and The Round Up (1941) with Richard Dix and Preston Foster. On a loan-out to 20th Century-Fox she played one of her first villainess roles in Romance of the Rio Grande (1941), which starred Cesar Romero as the Cisco Kid. She left Paramount after a series of unrewarding roles, such as Night in New Orleans (1942), Beyond the Blue Horizon (1942), and Are Husbands Necessary? (1942).
By 1942, the United States had become involved in World War II and, as a result, Morison became one of many celebrities who entertained American troops and their allies. In November of that year she joined Al Jolson, Merle Oberon, Allen Jenkins, and Frank McHugh on a USO Tour in Great Britain.
Morison returned to acting in the cinema as a freelance performer. One of her better roles — albeit a small supporting one — was that of Empress Eugénie in The Song of Bernadette (1943) starring Jennifer Jones. She appeared in The Fallen Sparrow (1943) with John Garfield and Maureen O’Hara, and Calling Dr. Death (1945), one of the “Inner Sanctum” films, starring Lon Chaney Jr.
In 1944, Morison briefly abandoned her film work and returned to the Broadway stage. In April, she opened at the Adelphi Theatre in the musical comedy, Allah Be Praised! The play, however, was unsuccessful and closed after a very brief run of only 20 performances.
Returning to films once again, Morison continued to be cast in supporting roles, all too often as femme fatales or unsympathetic “other women”, including the Spencer Tracy-Katharine Hepburn vehicle, Without Love (1945), and the Deanna Durbin comedy-mystery Lady on a Train (1945).
She played formidably villainous roles in the final installments of Universal’s Sherlock Holmes series and MGM’s The Thin Man series — respectively, Dressed to Kill (1946), and Song of the Thin Man (1947). She played the female antagonist in Tarzan and the Huntress (1947), the penultimate film starring Johnny Weissmuller as Edgar Rice Burroughs’ title character.
Her few leading roles during this time were in “B” pictures, notably as Maid Marian opposite Jon Hall’s Robin Hood in the Cinecolor production The Prince of Thieves (1947), in the action film Queen of the Amazons (1947) and with Richard Arlen in the sepia-toned western The Return of Wildfire (1948). She played the role of Victor Mature’s despairing, suicide-driven wife in Kiss of Death (1947). Her role was cut from the final print, over censorship concerns and the producers’ reputed belief that audiences at that time were not ready for a scene depicting suicide. Morison also starred in a 1948 espionage story, Sofia. After a long absence from the screen, Morison portrayed George Sand in the 1960 Franz Liszt biopic, Song Without End.
In 1948, Morison again abandoned her film career and returned to the stage, and achieved her greatest success. Cole Porter had heard her sing while in Hollywood and decided that she had the vocal expertise and feistiness to play the female lead in his new show, Kiss Me, Kate. Morison went on to major Broadway stardom when she created the role of Lilli Vanessi, the imperious stage diva whose own volatile personality coincided with that of her onstage role (Kate from The Taming of the Shrew). Kiss Me, Kate featured such songs as “I Hate Men,” “Wunderbar”, and “So in Love”, reuniting Morison with her former Broadway co-star Alfred Drake. The play ran on Broadway from December 30, 1948 until July 28, 1951, for a total of 1,077 performances. Morison also played in the London production of Kiss Me, Kate, which ran for 400 performances.
In February 1954, Morison took over the role of Anna Leonowens in the Rodgers and Hammerstein production of The King and I, which co-starred Yul Brynner in his star-making role as the King of Siam. The musical premiered in 1951, originally with Gertrude Lawrence as Leonowens. Lawrence was subsequently replaced by Celeste Holm, Constance Carpenter, Annamary Dickey, and finally Morison, who appeared in The King and I until its Broadway closing on March 20, 1954, and then continued with the production on the national tour, which included a stop at the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera (from May 5, 1954). She played the role at the Municipal Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri; the production opened on June 11, 1959.
During the 1950s and 1960s, Morison made several appearances on television, including several variety shows. Among these were a production of Rio Rita on Robert Montgomery Presents (1950) and a segment from The King and I on a 1955 broadcast of The Toast of the Town starring Ed Sullivan. Morison also appeared in General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein broadcast March 28, 1954 on all four American TV networks of the time.
Morison and Alfred Drake recreated their Kiss Me, Kate roles in a Hallmark Hall of Fame production of the play broadcast in color on November 20, 1958. She also appeared with Howard Keel in a production of Kate on British television in 1964. In 1971 she and Yul Brynner performed “Shall We Dance” from The King and I on a broadcast of the Tony Awards.
Among her non-musical television performances were a recurring role on the detective series The Cases of Eddie Drake (1952) co-starring Don Haggerty on the DuMont Television Network and a guest appearance with Vincent Price on Have Gun – Will Travel (1958) starring Richard Boone. Years later she appeared in the made-for-TV movie Mirrors (1985) and a guest role in 1989 on the popular sitcom Cheers. She was also featured in the documentary If You’re Not In the Obit, Eat Breakfast, a television film which premiered in 2017.
Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Morison performed on stage numerous times — largely in stock and touring productions. These included both musical and dramatic plays, among them Milk and Honey, Kismet, The Merry Widow, Song of Norway, Do I Hear a Waltz?, Bell, Book and Candle, The Fourposter, Separate Tables, and Private Lives.
She performed in still more productions of Kiss, Me Kate at the Seattle Opera House and the New York City Center. In August 1972, she appeared in a production of The Sound of Music at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. In November 1978 she again played the leading role in Kiss Me, Kate at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in England. Morison made only three film appearances after her stage triumph in Kiss Me, Kate. These were a cameo part as writer George Sand in the biopic Song Without End (1960), co-starring Dirk Bogarde as composer Franz Liszt, another cameo in the comedy film Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976), and as herself in the documentary Broadway — The Golden Years (2003).
In July 1985, Morison traveled to New Zealand to star in the role of Alika in the Michael Edgley revival of Sir Robert Helpmann & her friend Eaton Magoon Jr’s Hawaiian musical Aloha at His Majesty’s Theatre, Auckland, directed by Joe Layton and musically directed by Derek Williams, who had also orchestrated and conducted the world première at Hamilton Founders Theatre in 1981.
On November 18, 1999, Morison attended the opening night performance of the successful Kiss Me, Kate Broadway revival, the first such revival in New York, starring Brian Stokes Mitchell and Marin Mazzie (in the role Morison originated in 1948). At the time of her death in 2018, Morison was one of the very few living cast members, and the only surviving featured player from that original production.
In later years Morison devoted herself to painting — one of her early passions — and had several showings in and around Los Angeles. Never married and childless, she lived in the Park La Brea apartment complex in Los Angeles from 1961 onwards.
In December 2012, at age 97, she appeared on stage in an evening entitled Ladies of an Indeterminate Age at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. Her co-stars included Charlotte Rae and Anne Jeffreys.
In March 2014, at age 99, she appeared onstage for Broadway Backwards 9, a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center at the Al Hirschfeld Theater. She sang “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” from Kiss Me, Kate.
In conjunction with her 100th birthday, the Pasadena Playhouse sponsored an evening with Patricia Morison on March 15, 2015, including an audience Q & A session and selections from Kiss Me, Kate performed by the guest of honor. Morison was also interviewed in the Los Angeles Times on March 7, 2015, and by namesake Patt Morrison on KPCC radio in Los Angeles.
Morison died on May 20, 2018, at her home in West Hollywood. She was 103 years old.
Richard Naradof Goodwin- December 7, 1931 – May 20, 2018
Richard Naradof Goodwin (December 7, 1931 – May 20, 2018) was an American writer and presidential advisor. He was an aide and speechwriter to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, and to Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
Goodwin was born on December 7, 1931, in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Belle (née Fisher) and Joseph C. Goodwin, an engineer and insurance salesman. Goodwin was raised Jewish. Goodwin graduated from Brookline High School, and in 1953 graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1954, and served as a private in post-World War II France. After returning to the United States, he studied at Harvard Law School, graduating in 1958 summa cum laude. He was first in his class and president of the Harvard Law Review.
After clerking for Justice Felix Frankfurter of the U.S. Supreme Court, Goodwin became counsel for the House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce where Goodwin was involved in investigating quiz show scandals, particularly the Twenty One scandal. This affair provided the story for the 1994 movie Quiz Show, in which Goodwin was portrayed by actor Rob Morrow.
Goodwin joined the speechwriting staff of John F. Kennedy in 1959. Fellow Kennedy speechwriter Ted Sorensen became a mentor to Goodwin. Goodwin was one of the youngest members of the group of “New Frontiersmen” who advised Kennedy; others included Fred Dutton, Ralph Dungan, Kenneth O’Donnell, and Harris Wofford, all of whom were under 37 years old.
In 1961, after Kennedy became president, Goodwin became assistant special counsel to the President and a member of the Task Force on Latin American Affairs. In 1961, Kennedy appointed him Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs; Goodwin held this position until 1963. Goodwin opposed the Bay of Pigs invasion, unsuccessfully trying to persuade Kennedy not to order the operation. In August 1961, Goodwin met secretly with Che Guevara in Uruguay, and wrote a memo for Kennedy on the meeting. The meeting prompted a “minor political furor.”Goodwin also did significant work in the Kennedy White House to relocate ancient Egyptian monuments that were threatened with destruction in the building of the Aswan Dam, including the Abu Simbel temples.Historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., in his book A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House, called Goodwin “the supreme generalist who could turn from Latin America to saving the Nile Monuments, from civil rights to planning a White House dinner f
r the Nobel Prize winners, from composing a parody of Norman Mailer to drafting a piece of legislation, from lunching with a Supreme Court Justice to dining with Jean Seberg — and at the same time retain an unquenchable spirit of sardonic liberalism and unceasing drive to get things done.”
Following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, at the request of Jacqueline Kennedy, Goodwin arranged for an eternal flame to be placed at Kennedy’s grave at Arlington National Cemetery
From 1963 to 1964, Goodwin served as the secretary-general of the International Peace Corps Secretariat. In 1964, he became special assistant to the president in the Lyndon B. Johnson administration. Goodwin has been credited with naming Johnson’s legislative agenda “the Great Society”, a term first used by Johnson in a May 1964 speech. Although Goodwin contributed to a speech for Johnson outlining the program, Bill Moyers, another Johnson advisor, was the principal author of the speech.
Goodwin wrote speeches for Johnson reacting to Bloody Sunday, the violent police suppression of civil rights marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge (1965) and calling for passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Goodwin was also one of the writers of Robert F. Kennedy’s Day of Affirmation Address (1966), the “ripple of hope” speech in which Kennedy denounced apartheid in South Africa. Goodwin was a key figure in the creation of the Alliance for Progress, a U.S. program to stimulate economic development in Latin America, and wrote a major speech for Johnson on the subject.
In September 1965, Goodwin resigned from his White House position over his disillusionment with the Vietnam War. After his departure, Goodwin continued to write speeches for Johnson occasionally, the last being the 1966 State of the Union Address. In 1975, Time magazine reported that Goodwin had resigned after Johnson, who wanted to oust people close to Robert F. Kennedy from the White House, had asked FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to investigate him. The next year, Goodwin publicly joined the antiwar movement, publishing Triumph or Tragedy, a book critical of the war. He also published articles criticizing the Johnson administration’s actions in Vietnam in The New Yorker under a pseudonym.
After leaving government, Goodwin held teaching positions; he was a fellow at Wesleyan University’s Center for Advanced Studies in Middletown, Connecticut, from 1965 to 1967 and was visiting professor of public affairs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1968. In 1968, Goodwin was briefly involved in Eugene McCarthy’s presidential campaign, managing McCarthy’s campaign in the New Hampshire primary, which McCarthy won. Goodwin supported Senator Robert F. Kennedy after he entered the race.
Goodwin served briefly as political editor of Rolling Stone in 1974. He wrote a memoir, Remembering America: A Voice from the Sixties (1988). In 2000, he helped write Al Gore’s concession speech following the Supreme Court’s controversial decision in Bush v. Gore.
His work was published in The New Yorker and he wrote numerous books, articles and plays. In 2003, the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford, England, produced his new work The Hinge of the World, which took as its subject matter the 17th-century conflict between Galileo Galilei and the Vatican. Retitled Two Men of Florence (referring to Galileo and his adversary Pope Urban VIII, who as Cardinal Maffeo Barberini had once been Galileo’s mentor), the play made its American debut at the Huntington Theatre in Boston in March 2009
Goodwin received the Public Leadership Award from the Aspen Institute and the Distinguished American Award from the John F. Kennedy Library
Goodwin was married to Sandra Leverant from 1958 until her death in 1972. They had one son, Richard.In 1975, he married writer and historian Doris Kearns, with whom he had two children: Michael and Joseph.
Goodwin died of complications from cancer on May 20, 2018, at his home in Concord, Massachusetts, at the age of 86. His personal papers are archived at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts.
Lois E. Vernacchio – August 12, 1930 – May 19, 2018
Lois E. Vernacchio, 87, of Hobe Sound, Florida, passed away on May 19, 2018 at her home.
Born in Newark, NJ, she had been a resident of Hobe Sound for 13 years coming from Toms River, NJ.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband Otto M. Vernacchio; her sons, Marc Vernacchio and Otto J. Vernacchio and his wife Mickey all of Hobe Sound; her brother, Charles McQuaid of Ortley Beach, NJ; her brother in law, Ralph M. Vernacchio of Raritan, NJ; her granddaughter, Becky Spurlin and her husband John of Jupiter, FL; her niece, Lynne Emilie and her husband Ron of Mount Pocono, PA and her nephews, Dr. Nick Molinaro and his wife Joan of Mendham, NJ and Chuckie McQuaid of Ortley Beach, NJ. She was preceded in death by her brothers, John McQuaid and Kenneth McQuaid.
Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at the Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City, FL. The funeral service will be at 12:00 PM in the funeral home chapel. Entombment will follow immediately in the Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City.
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Lillian D’elia – June 25, 1919 – May 18, 2018
Lillian D’elia, 98, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, passed away on May 18, 2018 at her home.
Born in Mingo Junction, Ohio, she had been a resident of Port St. Lucie for 18 years, coming from Fort Pierce. She also had resided in Miami.
Before retiring, she was a jewelry buyer for Richardson’s Department Store in Miami.
Survivors include her grandsons, John Jonas and his wife Maria of Port St. Lucie, James Jonas of Tampa, FL and Jay Jonas and his wife Kay of Melbourne, FL; 7 great-grandchildren and 6 great, great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam D’elia and her daughter, Joyce E. Jonas.
There will be an inurnment service at 11:00 AM, Tuesday May 29, 2018 at Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City. Inurnment will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park at a later date.
Anthony S. Scuderi, Jr. – December 01, 1943 – May 18, 2018
Anthony S. Scuderi Jr., 74, of Jensen Beach, passed away May 18, 2018 at Martin Medical Center in Stuart, with his wife by his side. He was born in the Bronx, NY and had been a resident of the Treasure Coast since 1993. He had been a printer/proofreader before retirement. He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Port St. Lucie.
Anthony was a fun loving person and loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed garage sales, antiques, loved cruising collecting watches, good food, and telling jokes. He will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Constance G. Scuderi of Jensen Beach; daughter, Debra Scuderi Engle and her husband John Engle of Loxahatchee; son, Alan Scuderi and his wife Nicole of Virginia and grandchildren, Anthony Scuderi, Michael Scuderi and Leah Scuderi. He was preceded in death by his sister, Rosalie and his parents Anthony and Lucy.
A memorial service will be held 1:00 PM, Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Anthony’s memory.
SARA J. SPRING – March 4, 1935 – May 18, 2018
Sara J Spring “Aunt Sal” died peacefully in her home surrounded by family on May 18, 2018 in Ft. Pierce, FL at the age of 83. Born on March 4, 1935 in Bradford, PA to Lloyd and Catherine Moore. She lived in Allegany, NY and later moved to Ft. Pierce in 1973. She graduated from Allegany Central School and loved spending time with her family and friends in Ft. Pierce, the summers in NY, playing cards and Bingo. Sal is survived by her children James R. Spring, John “Doug” D. Spring, Iva Spring Sweeney (Brian Sweeney), Donna M. Ring (Roger Ring); Grandchildren; Jaime Burris (Jeff Burris), Kevin Spring (Vien Spring), Melissa Sweeney, Michelle Ring, Tony Ring; Great Grandchildren; Jillian Burris, Jenna Burris, Kyle Spring, Quinn Spring, Logan Mead, John Lucas Mead, Mia Romanowicz, Rylan Ring, Jennelle Ring, Izabelle Ring, Mason Ring; Siblings Margaret Stady (Allegany, NY) and Doris Diesfeld (Sanford, NC). She is preceded in death by her husband Joe Spring “Uncle Joe”, siblings; William Moore, Junetta Dunkel, Virginia Wallace, Kenneth Moore, Richard Moore. A celebration of her life will be held in Allegany at the home of Margaret Stady on August 4, 2018. Donations can be sent to the Allegany Engine Company, 186 West Main Street, Allegany NY 14706 or any charity of your choice.
Joseph Anthony Campanella – November 21, 1924 – May 16, 2018
Joseph Anthony Campanella (November 21, 1924 – May 16, 2018) was an American character actor. He appeared in more than 200 television and film roles from the early 1950s to 2009. Campanella was best remembered for his role as Joe Turino in Guiding Light and as Harper Deveraux on the soap opera Days of Our Lives, a role he starred in from 1987 to 1988.
Campanella voiced the character of Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard on Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1994–1997). He narrated the Discover science series on the Disney Channel from 1992 until 1994.
Campanella was nominated for a Daytime and Primetime Emmy Award and a Tony Award throughout his career.
Campanella was born in Manhattan, New York City to Sicilian immigrants Philip and Mary O. Campanella. Campanella was the younger brother of actor Frank Campanella, who died in December 2006. He and his brothers grew up speaking Italian before learning English. The Campanella family was staunchly Roman Catholic.
Campanella served during World War II in the United States Navy. He later graduated from Manhattan College in 1948, and attended Columbia University, where he studied drama. Before starting his acting career, Campanella worked as a radio sportscaster in Lewistown, Pennsylvania.
Campanella appeared in such television shows as Combat, Decoy, The Eleventh Hour, The Doctors, The Fugitive, Mission: Impossible, Marcus Welby, M.D., Gunsmoke, The Big Valley, Alias Smith and Jones, A Man Called Ironside, The Untouchables, Police Story, The Road West, The Invaders, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rockford Files, The Golden Girls, and Mama’s Family.
Campanella and Zina Bethune in a publicity photo for The Doctors and the Nurses (1965)
He had a recurring role from 1959 to 1962 as a criminal named Joe Turino on the long-running CBS daytime drama The Guiding Light. One of his most popular roles was as Lew Wickersham in season 1 (1967–1968) of the television series Mannix as Lew Wickersham, Joe Mannix’s boss, however Campanella was written out after the first season as Mannix (Mike Connors) went out on his own, and Campanella’s contract was not renewed. Campanella appeared as attorney Brian Darrell from 1969 to 1972 in The Bold Ones: The Lawyers. In 1973, he played an old flame of Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, the twenty-second episode of season 3, titled “Remembrance of Things Past”. Campanella played Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Captain Monty Ballard in the crime drama TV movie Sky Hei$t in 1975.
Campanella in a publicity photo for Gunsmoke (1968)
He played Ann Romano (Bonnie Franklin)’s ex-husband, Ed Cooper, in eight episodes of One Day at a Time (1975–1984) and Barbara Stanwyck’s love interest in the first season (1985–1986) of Aaron Spelling’s short-lived Dynasty spinoff, The Colbys. He appeared in a second-season episode of The Golden Girls as a detective. He had a prominent role as Harper Deveraux on the soap opera Days of Our Lives from 1987 to 1988, had a recurring role as a doctor in Beauty and the Beast (1989–1990), and a recurring role on The Bold and the Beautiful from 1996 to 2005.
Campanella hosted the Canadian educational program Science International between 1976 and 1979, which aired on Nickelodeon as What Will They Think Of Next? He also appeared in the independent comedy, For Heaven’s Sake.
On Broadway, Campanella was featured in three productions during the 1960s. His first, The Captains and the Kings, opened in January 1962 and lasted only seven performances. In February 1962, he was cast in A Gift of Time with film stars Henry Fonda and Olivia de Havilland. The show was written and directed by Garson Kanin, and Campanella received a Tony nomination as Best Featured Actor in a Play. His last Broadway performance was in the musical Hot Spot in 1963, which starred Judy Holliday. The show was not well received and delayed its opening four times, resulting in a run of 58 previews and 43 regular performances.
For a time he provided the voice-over for BMW commercials in the United States, intoning, “BMW — the ultimate driving machine”. For several years beginning in the 1970s, Campanella was a spokesman for NAPA Auto Parts.
Campanella voiced the character of Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard on Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1994–1997). He narrated the Discover science series on the Disney Channel from 1992 to 1994. His final film roles were that of Donald Meeks in For Heaven’s Sake (2008) and in Lost Dream (2009) as Emil.
Throughout his career, Campanella was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his work in A Gift of Time in 1962. In 1968, he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role in Mannix. In 1989, Campanella was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Deveraux in Days of Our Lives.
Campanella met his wife Kathryn Jill Bartholomew, a singer and dancer, in 1963 while he was playing the leading man in Hot Spot on Broadway. They married on May 30, 1964, and had seven sons: Philip (b. 1965), Robert Yale (b. 1966), Joseph Anthony Jr. (b. 1967), Dominic Peter (b. 1969), Anthony F. (b. 1974), John Mario (b. 1977), and Andrew Michael (b. 1979).
Campanella died at the age of 93 on May 16, 2018, at his home in Sherman Oaks, California of complications from Parkinson’s disease.
Alan J. Zeff – May 7, 1947 – May 13, 2018
Alan J. Zeff was born on May 7, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York and passed away on May 13, 2018 in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Billie Zeff, Wife
Michael Lloyd DiChiara – February 19, 1971 – May 12, 2018
Michael Lloyd DiChiara was born on February 19, 1971 in Burlington, NJ and passed away on May 12, 2018 in Stuart, FL.
James E. Harrell MD – December 26, 1938 – May 11, 2018
James Edward Harrell, M.D., died peacefully at home, surrounded by his wife and four children, on May 11, 2018. He lived a life full of love, family, giving, and service to his community and his country.
The son of Dr. O.E. Harrell and Margaret Hughes Harrell, James was born in Jacksonville, FL, and is the second of five children in a close knit family. He graduated from Landon High School in 1956 and was a proud member of the Jacksonville American Red Cross Life Saving Corps. He went to the University of Florida where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity and studied Medicine. In 1964 he received his M.D. degree from the University of Florida. He interned at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, joined the U.S. Army Reserves and married his college sweetheart, Gayle Bauer. In 1965 he began active duty service with the U.S. Army spending his initial tour at Ft. Ritchie, MD. He then went on to serve in Vietnam, as a doctor with the 25th Infantry Division in Cu Chi and with the 65th Combat Engineers.
In 1971, James and his young family moved to Stuart, Florida. He was the 20th doctor in town when he started his Ob-Gyn practice. He was joined the following year by Dr. Larry Holder and Dr. Bill Hewson and they became known as the “3 H’s.” In 1985 he began his James E. Harrell, M.D.P.A. gynecology practice.
When James was 17 years old, he saved two children from drowning in the Atlantic Ocean as a volunteer of the Jacksonville American Red Cross Life Saving Corps. This set him on a lifelong path of service to others.
Service to his profession included time spent as President of the Martin County Medical Society. He also served at the state level on numerous Florida Medical Association Councils. He was a member of the American Medical Association for 45 years and also was a member of the Florida Ob-Gyn Society and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Early in his career, James realized that indigent and immigrant obstetrical patients received no prenatal care in Stuart, so he and his partners worked with the local health department to provide this service. He started a clinic in Indiantown, and his wife, Gayle, would translate for patients who only spoke Spanish. Often, his patients couldn’t pay Dr. Harrell for their pre-natal care, deliveries, and surgeries. He was known to accept as payment anything from a bag of oranges to fish caught in the St. Lucie River. When the AIDS epidemic first made itself known in the early 1980’s, Dr. Harrell and his partners were among the few doctors on the Treasure Coast willing to treat HIV positive patients. In his life he delivered 4,000 babies.
For all of his medical career Dr. James Harrell sought to promote the health and well-being of women. Ending domestic violence became his cause, and in 1997 he was appointed to the Governor’s Task Force on Domestic and Sexual Violence. He also served on the Board of Directors of SafeSpace, and authored several FMA courses on Domestic Violence.
His other community and state activities included involvement in the local Vietnam Veterans of America, Elks Lodge #2658, The Library Foundation of Martin County, The Martin County Gator
Club, The Republican Club of Martin County and the Civitan Club. He was also a 40-year member of the First Presbyterian Church in North River Shores. In 2012, he won the American Diabetes Association Father-of-the Year Award.
After his service in Vietnam, where he was exposed to Agent Orange, James was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, also known as Juvenile Diabetes. While he never let this disease affect his ability to serve his community and love his family and friends, it took a toll on his physical body. After suffering kidney failure in 2000, his dear friend and fellow medical professional, Mrs. Sue Morris of Gainesville, FL, donated her kidney to him. The 2001 transplant saved his life and allowed him to live to see all of his children married, his grandchildren born, and his wife elected eight times into the Florida House of Representatives.
In retirement, Dr. Harrell took on a new, supporting role to his wife, Gayle, in her political career. No one was a bigger advocate for Representative Gayle Harrell than her adoring husband James. He was convinced he had married the smartest, prettiest woman that ever lived and would tell that to anyone and everyone, along with stories of her accomplishments as a wife, mother, and professional.
James was famous for his saying, “What’s the 11th commandment?” He would then answer the question with: “Thou shalt not sweat it.” He truly believed one should “not sweat the small stuff” in life.
More than anything, he was a devoted family man. He and Gayle raised four children and delighted in their eight grandchildren. He was a kind, supportive, and compassionate man, with a love of God, country, and family.
James is survived by his wife, Florida House Representative Gayle Harrell, his daughters, Stephanie Harrell, Jennifer Sobanet, Jamie Harrell, and Melinda Johnson, and their children, James, Jupiter and Justice Johnson, Nicole and Anna Harrell, and Aaron, Tyler and Nicholas Johnson. He is also survived by his siblings Martin Harrell of Norcross, Georgia, John Harrell of Panama City, FL, Mary Jane McKnight of Jacksonville, FL and William Harrell of Jacksonville Florida, as well as numerous nieces and nephews who loved and adored him.
There will be a viewing on Sunday, May 13, from 4 pm to 6 pm at Aycock Funeral Home in Jensen Beach. There will then be a private burial. On Monday, May 14, there will be a Celebration of Life service and reception at 4pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Stuart in North River Shores on 1715 NW Pine Lake Dr.
If you wish to make a donation in lieu of flowers, the family asks you to make a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (jdrf.org), SafeSpace (safespacefl.org, 612 SE Dixie Hwy, Stuart, FL 34994) or a charity of your choice.
James is survived by his wife, Florida House Representative Gayle Harrell, his daughters, Stephanie Harrell, Jennifer Sobanet, Jamie Harrell, and Melinda Johnson, and their children, James, Jupiter and Justice Johnson, Nicole and Anna Harrell, and Aaron, Tyler and Nicholas Johnson. He is also survived by his siblings Martin Harrell of Norcross, Georgia, John Harrell of Panama City, FL, Mary Jane McKnight of Jacksonville, FL and William Harrell of Jacksonville Florida, as well as numerous nieces and nephews who loved and adored him.
Kathleen Anne Scott – May 29, 1953 – May 11, 2018
Kathleen Anne Scott was born on May 29, 1953 and passed away on May 11, 2018.
Ann T. Newlands – November 27, 1930 – May 10, 2018
Ann T. Newlands was born on November 27, 1930 and passed away on May 10, 2018.
Kenneth R. Long – August 11, 1954 – May 9, 2018
Ken Long, age 63, of Vero Beach, FL passed away May 9, 2018. He was born on August 11, 1954 in Birmington, AL and moved to Vero Beach in 1960. He is preceded in death by his parents Howard and Joye Long. Ken graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic College in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Education then earned his Master’s Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft Worth, Texas in 1984. He returned to Vero Beach where he served the community as an active member of First Baptist Church of Vero Beach and a volunteer worker at the Food Pantry of Indian River County for many years. He is survived by his brother Mike Long, sister-in-law Jeannie LaPorte Long; niece Amber Weekly, her husband Rob and great-niece Annalise; niece Jessica Long; nephew Austin Long. Funeral services will be held at Aycock Funeral Home in Fort Pierce, on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 3pm. Contributions can be made in Kenneth’s honor to The Food Pantry of Indian River County, Inc. by visiting http://www.foodpantryirc.org/
Howard M Long, Father
Joye Long, Mother
Johnny M Long, Brother
Jeannie Long, Sister-in-law
Amber Weekley, Niece
Rob Weekley, Nephew in law
Jessica Long, Niece
Austin Long, Nephew
and great niece Annalise.
Eric Ronald Leonhardt – May 6, 1937 – May 8, 2018
Eric Ronald Leonhardt, 81, of Port St. Lucie, Florida passed away May 8, 2018 at Treasure Coast Hospice after battling an illness for two and a half years.
Eric was born in Brooklyn, New York to the late Erich and Gertrude Leonhardt nee Roedel. He relocated from Queens, New York to Port St. Lucie in 1975. Eric served in the United States Army Reserves. He owned and operated Stroell’s Bakery in New York before moving to Florida and working for 25 years as a Bakery Manager at Publix. Eric was a member of the Queen’s Master Baker’s Association. He was of Lutheran faith. As a child, Eric enjoyed playing stickball in the streets of New York with his friends. He was an avid fisherman and bowler. He helped coach his children’s baseball and basketball teams, while they were growing up. In his golden years, Eric was known to enjoy cruises and could be found at the slot machines. His fun loving great sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him. He cherished the time spent with his grandchildren.
Eric was preceded in death by an infant brother, Dieter Leonhardt.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Ruth Neumann Leonhardt; brother, Jerry Leonhardt and his wife Kenna, of Port St. Lucie; sons, Erik Leonhardt and his wife, Erica of Pompano, Florida, Steven Leonhardt and his wife, Lori of Lighthouse Point, Florida, and Gary Leonhardt and his fiancée, Lori of Hawaii; and grandchildren, Derek, Gretchen, Jake, and Luke Leonhardt.
A Celebration honoring Eric’s life will take place at Aycock at Tradition, 12571 SW Tradition Parkway Port St. Lucie, Florida 34987 on Saturday May 12, 2018 from 5-7 pm.
A Service will be held at All Saints Lutheran Church, 7875 W. McNab Rd, Taramac, FL 33321 on Wednesday, May 16th at 3:00 pm. (954) 721-3560
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 5000 Dunn Road, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981.
Ruth Neumann Leonhardt, Wife
Jerry Leonhardt, Brother
Kenna Leonhardt, Sister-in-law
Erik Leonhardt, Son
Erica Leonhardt, Daughter-in-law
Steven Leonhardt, Son
Lori Leonhardt of FL, Daughter-in-law
Gary Leonhardt, Son
Lori Leonhardt of HI, Daughter-in-law
Derek Leonhardt, Grandson
Gretchen Leonhardt, Granddaughter
Jake Leonhardt, Grandson
Luke Leonhardt, Grandson
Albert Magliarditi – March 4, 1930 – May 7, 2018
Albert M. Magliarditi, 88, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2018. He was born on March 4, 1930, in Niagara Falls, NY, the son of Albert Frank Magliarditi and Lucy Guadagno Magliarditi. Albert lived in Pennsylvania and was in the Korea war.
He is preceded by his parents, his brother Joe Magliarditi and sister Mary Andrus. He is survived by his beloved wife Janiece K., daughter Lynne Brennen, son Mike Magliarditi (Amy), grandsons Matthew Mazzarella (Jenn) and Kevin Brennen (Cristin), granddaughter Stephanie Jackowski (Jason), great grandchildren Madison Jackowski, Chloe Jackowski and Harper Mazzarella.
A private service so friends/relative will be informed conducted by Aycock Funeral Home in Fort Pierce, FL. In lieu of flowers donation can be made to the Veterans Administration.
Albert Frank Magliarditi, Father
Lucy Magliarditi, Mother
Joe Magliarditi, Brother
Mary Andrus, Sister
Janiece K Magliarditi, Wife
Lynne Brennen, Daughter
Mike Magliarditi, Son
Amy Magliarditi, Daughter-in-law
Matthew Mazzarella, Grandson
Jenn Mazzarella, Grand-Daughter-in-Law
Kevin Brennen, Grandson
Cristin Brennen, Grand-Daughter-in-Law
Stephanie Jackowski, Granddaughter
Jason Jackowski, Grand-Son-in-Law
Madison Jackowski, Great Granddaughter
Chloe Jackowski, Great Granddaughter
Harper Mazzarella, Great Granddaughter
Sylvia Jean Benson – January 9, 1933 – May 6, 2018
Sylvia Benson, 85, of Fort Pierce, FL died Saturday May 6, 2018 at St Lucie Hospice House, in Fort Pierce, FL. She was born on January 9th, 1933, in Highland Park (Detroit), MI, the daughter of Thomas Hubert Harris and Charity Rogers Harris. She is preceded by her parents, and husband Thomas Orland “T.O.” Benson Jr and brother Bickford Harris. She is survived by two daughters Sheryl Stuhr (Richard) and Belinda Burns, grandchildren Kevin H Benson, Tish S. Miller, Amanda Wiseman, Alana Clayton, and Brandy S. Miller, great grandchildren, Chase Miller, Breanna Lee, Abigail Wiseman, Larry Miller, Thomas Wiseman, Isabella Mendez, Caleb Miller, and Vanessa Mendez. Sylvia was a member of the Elketts in Fort Pierce, FL A private service will be held at Aycock Funeral Home in Fort Pierce, on Friday May 11th, 2018 a burial at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Orville M. Kerr – March 19, 1950 – May 05, 2018
Orville M. Kerr, 68, of Port St. Lucie, passed away on May 5, 2018 at the St. Lucie Medical Center.
Born in Jamaica, WI, he had been a resident of Port St. Lucie for 18 months coming from Irvington, New Jersey.
Before retiring he was an IT Technician with NCR.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Marlene Kerr of Port Str. Lucie; his daughters, Caron Radsick and her husband Donald of Eden, NC, Julette Blackmon and her fiancée, Lamar Marshall of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Paulette King and her fiancée, Brian Mack of Chesterfield, VA, Annette Petri and her husband Al of London, England, UK, Sherine Kerr of Jamaica, WI; his son Paul Kerr and his wife Hannah of Glen Allen, VA; his brothers, Branston Kerr and his wife Monica of Atlanta, GA and John Kerr and his wife Burgett of Port St. Lucie and his sister, Zetta Widney and her husband David of Tamworth, England, UK.
Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at the Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City, FL. The funeral service will be at 12:00PM in the funeral home chapel. Entombment will follow immediately in the Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City.
In lieu of flowers contributions in Orville’s honor can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 39105, 800-822-6344 or on line at www.stjude.org or the American Diabetes Association, Central Florida Office, 1101 North Lake Destiny Road, Suite 415, Maitland, FL 32751 or online at www.diabetes.org/honor
Arrangements are entrusted to Forest Hills Funeral Home Palm City. Please feel free to share a remembrance or message of condolence with the family through this online guestbook.
Gabriel D. Ranieri – August 24, 1939 – May 03, 2018
Gabriel Ranieri, 78, of Palm City, Florida, passed away on May 3, 2018 at the Martin Medical Center, Stuart, Florida
Born in Orange, New Jersey, he moved to Florida in 1974. He was a resident of Pembroke Pines for 44 years. He recently became a Palm City resident in October 2017.
Gabriel was part of Florida Bible Church for many years. He enjoyed recording their service in the early years of the church. Gabriel loved gardening and listening to Christian radio from morning until night. He supported many Christian ministers that no one knew about until now. He used to love fishing on Lake Parsippany with his nephews in New Jersey. He was talented with electronics. His mother would walk into his room and find wires strung across the room as he liked to experiment with electronics. She humorously called him Thomas Edison. He was known to all of us as uncle Gibby, his friends knew him as Gabe. Gabriel missed his parents and siblings very much. For his family, that are here, we will miss him. As for him, he is now reunited with those he missed in the presence of the Lord.
Before retiring he was employed by Wells Fargo Alarm Systems.
Gabriel was one of six children born to Joseph & Anna Ranieri. His three sisters; Josephine, Helen and Margaret and their spouses along with his brothers Jimmy and Joseph preceded him in death. He leaves behind many nieces, great nieces, nephews, great nephews and cousins; Roseanne & Joe McNair, Gloria & Dennis Fano, Howard & Donna Litts, Maryann & Nick Ganim, Helene & Jonathan Clemente, Rosemarie & Brent Waltz, John & Tricia Corvino, Michael Corvino, Joe & Linda Corvino, Steven & Debbie Corvino, Joan & Bruce Wilber, Joe & Mary Kay Dente, Joseph & Lisa Ranieri, Dominick & Patty Ranieri, Joylyn & Ronald Spadaro, Joell & Bill Briody, and Tony & Michele Ranieri.
Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City. There will be a funeral service at 9:30 AM on Friday, May 11, 2018 in the funeral home chapel followed by interment in Forest Hills Memorial Park.
Domenic A. Montemurro – December 26, 1949 – April 29, 2018
Domenic Montemurro 68 years old and a resident of Port St. Lucie FL passed away on April 29th.
He was born in Utica NY, December 26th 1949, one of 4 children to late Gloria and Edward Montemurro. He was a graduate of Syracuse University. Domenic worked for and retired from Welch’s after 25 years.
Domenic was an active member in his community, he was a humble man, and those who knew him say he always acted with honesty and integrity. Of all his admirable traits, we can all agree that he had great sense of humor and a gift for making people laugh.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Nancy. His children; Jennifer, Matthew, and Michael. Grandchildren and Great-Grandchild. Sisters Marie, Gloryann, and Linda.
The Celebration of life service will be held at Aycock Funeral Home Tradition FL during the hours of 4pm to 7pm on Thursday May 3rd.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Stroke Association (www.stroke.org)
Evelyn Cardone – September 4, 1922 – April 29, 2018
Evelyn Cardone was born on September 4, 1922 and passed away on April 29, 2018.
Ralph L D’Annolfo December 12, 1927 – May 02, 2018
Ralph L. D’Annolfo, 90 of Palm City, Florida passed away on May 2, 2018. He was born in Italy on December 12, 1927 to Salvatore and Rose D’Annolfo.
Ralph graduated from college in Providence, Rhode Island and after marrying the love of his life, Phyllis in 1957, they raised their three daughters on Long Island. During his lifetime, Ralph worked for Pan American World Airways at JFK airport in New York. He was a member of the Sons of Italy and had a passion for travel, good wine and good food. Not only was he a proud Italian, he was a proud American, serving his country in the United States Army where he served in the Pacific Theatre (Japan). He was funny man who dearly loved his family. He also loved animals, the Yankees and he loved football – especially Penn State! He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Ralph is survived by his three beautiful daughters; Sandy (Dan) Capen, Sally (Marc) Fisher, Patty (Roy) D’Annolfo; his cherished grandchildren Kelly, Katie and Natalie, his dear sister Mary and by 4 loving nephews.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 8 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm with a prayer service at 12:00 pm at Forest Hills Funeral Home in Palm City Florida. Interment immediately following services at 2:00 pm at Riverside Memorial Park in Tequesta, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Treasure Coast Hospice www.TreasureHealth.org or to the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast www.hstc1.org.
Please feel free to share a remembrance or message of condolence with the family through this online guestbook. Arrangements are entrusted to Forest Hills Funeral Home Palm City.
Terence B Kiely February 10, 1932 – April 30, 2018
Dr. Terence B. Kiely, D.D.S, longtime resident of Stuart, went to his heavenly home on April 30, 2018. He was surrounded by his loving family listening to his favorite Irish tunes and religious hymns.
Terry was born February 10, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois to George and Eva Kiely. He was a graduate of Hinsdale High School Class of ‘49, the University of Notre Dame Class of ‘53, and Northwestern University Dental School. After graduation, he proudly served his country for two years as a Captain of the United States Air Force.
After retiring from his dental practice in Stuart, Terry became a member of the Florida Board of Realtors, where he earned his broker and GRI license. Terry also served his community and enjoyed fellowship through his long association with the Stuart Rotary Club.
Terry’s greatest past time was following his beloved Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team. He was an accomplished tennis player and golfer and spent many happy days playing golf with his friends at Willoughby Golf Club.
Terry received a liver transplant through the University of Nebraska Omaha in 1989. He was forever grateful to the donor, without whom he would not have been able to enjoy 29 more happy years to watch his family grow.
The legacy that Terry leaves behind will live on in the hearts of his loving family, which includes his wife and best friend of 43 years, Sandra Kiely, son Kevin Kiely (Sherry), daughters Kathy Brotherton (Jim), Susie Ennis (Tom), Karen Fichtel (Ed), and Patty Kiely, grandchildren Patrick Kiely (April), Kelly Johnson (Tyler), Kyle Brotherton, Sean Ennis (Lindsay), Danny Ennis, Claire Fichtel, Matthew Fichtel, great grandchildren Madison Kiely, Owen and Evan Johnson, and a host of loving family members. Terry was predeceased by his parents and daughter, Wendy Kiely.
Throughout his life, Terry’s deep Christian faith provided him with constant comfort and strength. His final words to his loved ones were to love each other and to love and trust in the Lord.
A funeral service in memory of Terry will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 10:30 AM at St. Andrew Catholic Church 2100 SE Cove Rd, Stuart, FL 34997. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Terry to Treasure Coast Hospice and Love and Hope in Action LAHIA.
Archibald “Archie” Brodey Sr. April 23, 1921 – April 30, 2018
Archibald “Archie” Brodey was born on April 23, 1921 in Sharptown, Maryland and passed away on April 30, 2018 in Stuart, Florida
Diane L. Murphy September 12, 1941 – April 28, 2018
Diane Lillian Murphy (Thornton),76, better known to her biggest fans and loved ones as “Snooky”, passed into the sweetest peace with her entire family by her side on April 28, 2018. Diane, “Snooky”, grew up in South Plainfield, NJ she married her high school sweetheart of 56 years, Thomas Murphy.
Fulfilling one of their biggest dreams, “Snooks and Murph”, moved from NJ to their forever home in Hobe Sound, FL. Snooky’s loving devotion to her family and her close circle of friends defined her wonderful life.
Diane’s life and legacy will continue to be celebrated through her children, grandchildren, loving family and friends, and the memory of her crystal blue eyes and red lipstick.
Diane will be welcomed to heaven by her brother Edward Billian, her sister Dolores Saverd, her sister Edna Osmond, her father Charles “Chick” Thornton, and her mother Helen “Darling” Thornton.
Those who will continue to celebrate her wonderful life include- her husband and dog-son, Thomas Murphy of Hobe Sound, FL and Buster, her son Jimmy Murphy with wife Kim (Hoffman) and Derek; her daughter Katy (Driscoll) and husband Dennis; her daughter Jennifer (Olsen) and husband Robert, her grandchildren Stephanie, Jessica, Haley, Conner, Amber, and Marianne.
Eugene G Schulz Jr March 12, 1930 – April 27, 2018
Gene was born in 1930 in the Bronx, where his family had lived for generations. He met his wife Joyce, of Smithsburg, Maryland, while on shore leave. They were married for 53 years. Gene is survived by 3 children; Fred of Perth, Australia, and Sue and Nancy of Connecticut and by 5 grandchildren; Ely, Lily, Shannon, Heather and George and his daughter and son in-laws Bernadette Cullinane and DJ Smith.
He was an active member of Palm City Presbyterian Church, where he served as ruling elder and treasurer for many years. Gene loved to play bridge and could be found at the bridge club 4 days a week. He was an avid golfer for many years. He enjoyed solving crossword puzzles, reading and traveling. But most of all he loved spending time with his family.
He graduated from Barnard School for Boys in the Bronx in 1947 and from Alfred University in 1951 with a BS in Ceramics Engineering Magna Cum Laude. He served in the US Coast Guard, where he earned the ran of Lieutenant JG. He worked as a law clerk while attending night school at NY Law School, graduating in 1957. He was admitted to the NY Bar in 1958. He opened his law firm in 1960 where he remained until 1975, adding partner Gabriel Fay during that time. In 1959, he was elected to the board of North New York Savings and Loan, and elected non-executive chairman in 1973, and became chief executive in 1975. After merging with Anchor Savings Bank in 1977, he became Vice Chairman and General Counsel. He retired in 1989, but continued to serve on the boards of Anchor and subsequently Dime Savings Bank until 2001. He was an active member of the Bronx Rotary Club, serving as as its president in 1972-73. He also served as the chairman of Bronx Union YMCA and the Bronx/Westchester chapter of the National conference of Christians and Jews. He served on the boards of Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Union Hospital and the Bronx Eye and Ear Infirmary.
He raised his family on Bell Island in Rowayton, Connecticut, and retired to Harbor Ridge Yacht and County Club and then to Sandhill Cove in Palm City Florida.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name can be made to Treasure Coast Hospice or Palm City Presbyterian Church.
Mary Anne McDonald Zirkle April 12, 1945 – April 23, 2018
Mary Anne “Mickey” Zirkle was born in the Hospital at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on April 12, 1945. Both of her parents, Robert McDonald and Lorraine “Chevie” McDonald, were officers in the US Navy. Due to her surname, Navy friends immediately christened her “Little Mickey”. The name stuck. As an infant, she lived in Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba, which started a lifetime love of warm ocean waters. She grew up in suburban New York and enjoyed sailing and swimming. After graduating president of her class at the School of the Holy Child in Rye, New York, she enrolled at Cornell University to study Biology. It was there that she met her future husband, Doug Zirkle. They were married after graduation in August 1967. A marriage of love that lasted over 50 years. This union resulted in two daughters: Kristin Anne “Kaz” Zirkle (husband Raymond Crowe) and Alison “Aliy” Zirkle (husband Allen Moore). She was blessed with one grandchild, Samuel G. Z. Crowe.
Mickey started teaching swimming to infants at a YMCA when her children were just babies. Her association with the YMCA grew and she became executive director at branches in St Louis, Missouri and Grand Rapids, Michigan, ultimately rising to Vice President of Operations in Grand Rapids. Mickey’s passion for the ocean was evident in her joy of SCUBA. She was a diver and instructor and explored many waters off Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the Bahamas. She even lived under water in a HyrdoLab, studying fish parasites, for a week. She and Doug eventually resigned their jobs and moved onto a sailboat. They spend the next 3 years cruising the Eastern US, the Bahamas and Florida… on a shoe string. Returning from the Bahamas, they established a home in Ft Pierce, Florida. Mickey’s community involvement continued by volunteering at Heathcote Botanical Gardens, the Manatee Center and the United Way. Alaska was also their home as she and Doug spent their summers (and one month every winter) in their hand built cabin in Two Rivers near their daughters and their extended families.
Mickey is survived by her best friend and husband, Doug and her daughters and their families and her siblings; Toebe, Bob, Sally, her sister-in-law Dot and their families. Beyond her family, Mickey has touched and influenced the lives of many.
Gail S. Olsen December 10, 1945 – April 22, 2018
Gail Susan Olsen, 72, passed away on April 22, 2018, at her home in Palm City, FL.
Gail was born on December 10th, 1945 in Enid, Oklahoma to Walter and Christine Buskey. After graduating Leominster High School in 1963 she went on to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree from Fitchburg State College and a Master’s Degree from Florida Atlantic University. Gail had a successful career with the Martin County School District as a teacher at Warfield Elementary School, Assistant Principal at Jensen Beach Elementary School, and retiring in 2012 as the Principal at Felix A Williams Elementary School.
She is survived by her son, Scott Olsen, daughter in law, Kim Olsen, two grandchildren, Kali and Tyler Olsen all of Palm City, FL. Her sister Wendy English, and brother in law Mark English of Kansas City, MO, and two nieces, Emily English-Johnson of Kansas City, MO and Sarah English of Washington, DC.
A memorial service will be held at 4:30 PM on Friday, May 4th, 2018 at Forrest Hills Memorial Park 2001 SW Murphy Rd, Palm City, FL 34990.
For those who wish, contributions can be made to the Hibiscus Children’s Center at www.hibiscuschildrenscenter.org in Gail’s memory.
Ruth A. LaBarge November 01, 1921 – April 21, 2018
Ruth Ward LaBarge of Stuart, FL, died peacefully at her home on April 21, 2018, following complications from a recent fall. She was 96 years young.
Originally from the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, NY, Ruth Alice Young graduated in 1943 with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY. It was there that she met the love of her life, Dr. Edward F. Ward, whom she later married. Together, they raised four loving children: Edward F. Ward, Jr. (Liz) of Alexandria, VA; Mary Alice W. Woodend (Mike) of Kissimmee, FL; the late Virginia Anne Ward-O’Hara (John) of Arlington, VA; and, William F. Ward (Joan) of Pittsburgh, PA. Ruth’s greatest pride and joy were her four children, her 11 grandchildren and her 12 great-grandchildren.
Following years as a devoted homemaker, Ruth returned to academia where she earned her elementary school certification, and later, her Masters of Arts degree in Reading Specialization from Paterson State College in NJ. She also studied for her Ph.D. degree at Columbia University in NY. Ruth’s passion was teaching: during her years teaching kindergarten and the second grade, Ruth acquired additional certifications as a Teacher of Handicapped Children and as a Learning Disabilities Teacher and Consultant. Starting in 1967, Ruth was an Assistant Professor at Montclair State College in NJ where she taught graduate and undergraduate courses regarding Reading, Learning Disabilities and Communication Skills. She also served as an Adjunct Professor at Paterson State College teaching Reading in the Elementary Schools.
Ruth’s years of experience in teaching led her to take a position with the United States Department of Education in Washington, DC. It was there that Ruth helped to implement federal education policy and to assist school districts throughout the country. Her relocation from NJ to DC also enabled Ruth to be closer to her children and grandchildren, including: Sean Ward (Audrey); Mia Ward Tarpey (Denis); Jessica Ward Hartung (Brian) ; Matthew Woodend (Paula); Meredith Anne Woodend; Morgan Woodend (Hope); McManus Woodend (Kelli); Katie Anne O’Hara; Michael Patrick O’Hara; Thomas Ward; and, Rebecca E. Ward. As matriarch of the Ward-Woodend-O’Hara families, Ruth shared her love of life and God as well as her enjoyment of golf, dancing, reading, bridge and travel with her children and grandchildren. As Great Grandmother of twelve, “GG” shared her wonderful memories and life experiences with the Ward, Woodend, Tarpey, and Hartung families. She loved her beach vacations with her families at Spring Lake, NJ, and Bethany Beach, DE.
In her retirement, Ruth and Dr. Ward moved to Palm City, FL. After her 52-year marriage to Dr. Ward ended with his death in 1995, Ruth later re-married Willard J. LaBarge, with whom she was married until his death in 2004.
Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, Francis A. Young and Alice M. Young, and her siblings, Francis A. Young, Jr., Frances Young McCarthy, and Sr. Alice Francis Young. She is survived by her brother, George E. Young, of Spring Lake, NJ.
A Mass of Christian Burial and a Memorial Service will be celebrated in the future at the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Palm City, FL. Burial will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Park in Palm City.
John Born November 21, 1937 – April 16, 2018
John Born, 80 of Palm City, FL passed away on April 16, 2018.
John was born in Yugoslavia on November 21, 1937 to Johann and Magdalena Born. He moved from Germany to the United States in 1957. John was a proud American who served his country in the United States Army. He lived most of his adult life in Cincinnati, Ohio where he was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed soccer and he loved politics. John relocated to Palm City Florida with his wife of 55 years, Marliese in 2003.
John is survived by his beloved wife Marliese; his cherished grandson Jarod Eisenberger and dear sister Erika Heiberger. He was preceded in death by his loving daughter Andrea Born Eisenberger and by his beloved dog Gina. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Visitation will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm with funeral services following at Forest Hills Funeral Home in Palm City, Florida.
Francis Cecere August 03, 1928 – April 15, 2018
Francis “Frank” Cecere, of Palm City, Florida died peacefully Sunday evening, April 15, 2018, in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loved ones. Frank was born in East Hartford, CT on August 3rd 1928, to the late James and Antoinette (Barone) Cecere. He grew up in the town of East Hartford, CT where he attended local schools with his siblings Katherine, Josephine, Nicholas and Anthony.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joanne (Mascolo) Cecere, his daughter, Christine A. Maggi and husband, Joseph, his daughter, Cathy Paulding and husband, Ray, and his youngest daughter, Bobbie Cecere. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Scott Ardery and wife, Jenn, Casey Ferrara and husband, Lenny, Megan Paulding, Emily Paulding, Raymond “Jamie” Paulding Jr., Trevor “Tre” Davis III, Parker Davis and his great granddaughter, Teagan Shae Ardery. He also leaves his sisters, Katherine Bartle and Josephine Pieri, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Frank is predeceased by his brothers, Anthony and Nicholas, his daughter, Jo-Ann Furlong, and his very special cousins, Joe and Rose Montano.
As a young man, Frank served in the Marine Corps with Occupational Forces from 1946-1951. During his time in the service he served in both World War II as a Machine Gunner and in the Korean War as an Ariel Gunner. He also spent time between wars in the Reserves and later, after his deployment in the Korean War, was asked to come back to Parris Island, NC as a Heavy Weapons Instructor for machine guns, mortars, rockets, etc. Throughout his time in the service Frank traveled to China, Japan & Korea. Frank was a true Patriot who loved and proudly served his country.
After his time in the service Frank met his beautiful bride, Joanne. He and Joanne made Wethersfield their home with their four daughters. After fifty-seven wonderful years they moved to Palm City, Florida in 2014.
Frank had a successful career in the sales and marketing of iron, steel and pre-cast concrete products. He began his career at L.L. Ensworth Company in Hartford, CT where he familiarized himself with, sold and marketed iron & steel products to regional and national manufacturing facilities. His vast knowledge and interest in the steel industry eventually led him into the engineering of steel rebar structures and the pioneering of pre-cast concrete products. With his congenial personality and his big smile he flourished in the sales and marketing world. But what really allowed him to excel and grow as a professional was his passion for the steel and pre-cast concrete products he was selling.
In 1986 Frank developed a rare neuromuscular disease that was later diagnosed in 1990 as Primary Lateral Sclerosis, also known as PLS. Although a truly debilitating disease, Frank refused to allow it to keep him from living his life to the fullest and became a true example of tenacity and perseverance to not only his doctors but the entire neuromuscular disease community. Frank was extremely grateful to his team at the Hospital for Special Care, Department of Neuromuscular Medicine in New Britain, CT, and especially Dr. Kevin Felice who was instrumental in his diagnosis and care.
Frank was known for his love of family and friends. He had the biggest heart and loved to put a smile on your face. He loved sports, especially the game of golf and the time he spent with friends at Wethersfield Country Club. What Frank loved most in life was to laugh. Whether he was at the head of the dinner table, sitting in the sun, playing with the dogs, or visiting with family and friends, he was always quick with a joke and brought a smile to all those around him.
Dawn Marie Lee August 8, 1969 – April 15, 2018
For I have given rest to the weary and joy to the sorrowing” Jeremiah the Weeping Prophet 31:25 Dawn Marie Lee, 48, of Stuart passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018 at her residence. Dawn was born in Miami, Florida and graduated from Miami Palmetto Senior High School. She was an avid softball player in her early teens at the local Khoury League in South Miami. She also played the drums in the school band and was rarely seen without a pair of drumsticks in her hands. She was an extremely dedicated and hard worker for those who were lucky enough to meet her in life. Always an animal lover and activist, she dedicated the last couple of years volunteering at the Humane Society North Thrift Store working diligently to help the store run more efficiently and taking care of the animals. A few years ago, Dawn also started her own pet sitting business “HosPETality” which expanded upon her love of animals. She was preceded in death by her father, Everett Larsh Lee. Survivors include her loving and unwavering best friend and mother, Rita L. Couch; her step-father, Robert Wolf; one sister, Karen E. Lee; two brothers, Everett L. Lee and Robert A. Lee and her special baby cat “Boots”. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Monday April 30, 2018 at Aycock Funeral Home 505 S. Federal Hwy, Stuart, FL 34994. A funeral service will be held at 7;00 pm, Monday, April 30, 2018 at Aycock Funeral Home 505 S. Federal Hwy, Stuart, FL 34994. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast “In Memory of Dawn Marie Lee”, 4100 SW Leighton Farm Avenue, Palm City, FL 34990. “This is the day which the Lord hath made, and we will rejoice and be glad in it. Amen” Psalms 118:24.
Margaret L West October 22, 1922 – April 12, 2018
West, Margaret L. (Marge) of Jensen Beach, FL. since 1979. Died in Stuart April 12 at age 95. Born in Chicago, married the late A. Leo West in 1962. Stepmother of Mike (Sue) West of Cincinnati and Tony (Mary Jo) West of Willowbrook, IL. Grandmother to 5 and great grandmother to 8. Aunt to 3 nieces and 3 nephews. Funeral liturgy at St. Martin de Porres Church, Jensen Beach on Wednesday May 2 at 10:30 AM.
Samuel E. Miller – January 18, 1954 – April 11, 2018
Samuel E. “Sam” Miller, 64, of Port St. Lucie, Florida passed away April 11, 2018.
Sam was born and raised outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1982 he joined local enforcement in the town of Jupiter and served for 31 years before retiring at the rank of Captain. Sam also served in the United States Army at the tail end of Vietnam from 1972-1975. His passion for his wife and family are what motivated and drove him on a daily basis. Sam was always known to be cheering on his children throughout their sporting events, while they were growing up. He also ran the film video for Centennial High School football games while his children played for the school and for a few years after. As Sam was from Pittsburgh he was an avid Steelers fan and loved the 1970’s teams. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and also worked as a motorcycle patrol officer in his law enforcement career.
Sam was preceded in death by his father, Samuel E. Miller Sr.; brother, David Miller as an infant; brother-in-law, Donald Mahan; and father-in-law, Arthur Aulerich “Pap-Pap”.
Survivors include his wife of over 36 years, Kimberly Miller; sons, Mike Miller (Leah), of Port St. Lucie and Matthew Miller (Britt), of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; daughters, D’Lynn Ryan (Todd), of Valrico, Florida and Lauralee Beard (Brian), of Delaware, Ohio; grandchildren, Nate , Emmi, and Carson Miller,: Hayden and Mia Hargenrader,: Jordan, Andrew, and Rachel Ryan,: and Allissa Beard; mother, Hilda Pezzana; brothers, Robert and Timothy Miller; and sisters, Diane Bollinger (Terry), Sally Simon (Dennis), and Joann Miller.
A Celebration and Visitation will take place on Sunday April 15, 2018 from 9:30-11:30 am with a Service Celebrating Sam’s life at 11:30 am at Aycock at Tradition, 12571 SW Tradition Parkway, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34987. Committal with military honors will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Park in Palm City, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to www.stroke.org, National Stroke Association , 9707 East Easter Lane , Suite B, Centennial, CO 80112
Elizabeth “Betty” Parmentier October 01, 1921 – April 11, 2018
Elizabeth (Betty) Parmentier died peacefully of natural causes on April 11, 2018 in Palm City, Florida.
Elizabeth Gorman Parmentier was born on October 1, 1921 in Princeton, New Jersey. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1943 with a major in French and a minor in Spanish. After raising 4 children she went back to school and received a masters degree in French from the University of Delaware and taught French in local schools. Betty enjoyed vacationing at Cape Cod, sailing the local waters and traveling to far off ports. She also played the flute.
She was predeceased by her brother Frank T. Gorman Jr, parents Beatrice Gorman and Frank T. Gorman Sr., husband George (Larry) Lawrence Parmentier and her granddaughter, Antonia Elizabeth Vargas. She is survived by her sister Constance Gorman, brother Edward Gorman and children James Lawrence Parmentier, Robert Amory Parmentier, Jacqueline Rose Parmentier and Carol Ann Vargas, and 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She was a loving wife and mother and will be sorely missed.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am on May 3rd at St Luke’s Episcopal Church, 5150 SE Railway Ave, Stuart, FL. If anyone wishes to make a gift, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St Luke’s. A reception will be held after the service at Sandhill Cove, 1500 SW Capri St, Palm City.
Richard Shaw Hall Jr. December 9, 1944 – April 1, 2018
Richard Shaw Hall, Jr. December 9, 1944 – Was an American publisher with a marketing and sales background. Mr. Hall was born on Staten Island, in New York City. He attended Port Richmond High School where he experienced his first exposure to the world of publishing when he, for 4 years, worked on the school’s yearbook.
He attended City College of New York (Staten Island) from 1963 and 1964. He then embarked on an adventure to Kentucky, Morehead State University where he finished his undergraduate degree with majors in History, Sociology and Psychology, with minors in Business and Biology.
He returned to New York and began a teaching career in the field of Special Education specifically “Learning Behavioral Disabilities” at the secondary level (7th grade – 12th grade) at the 600 school on Staten Island housed on the Mt Loretto campus.
He attended Columbia University Graduate School with an emphasis in “Behavioral Psychology”.
After several lengthy teachers strikes he was offered an opportunity to move to Columbus, Ohio working for B.F. Skinner, designing and implementing behavioral modification programs imbedded in curriculum. He also did field research in that field and staff development. From 1969 – 1972 he was on loan to the University of Pittsburg (Leaning Resource Development Center) working with a field research program called I.P.I (Individualized Prescribed Instruction). In 1970, when the publishing rights for I.P.I. was acquired by New Century Education Corporation, Mr. Hall returned to the world of publishing. He remained with New Century until 1975.
During this time Mr. Hall was involved with Open Court publishing, editing the synthetic phonics “Foundation” program.
From 1976 to 1979 Mr. Hall became aware of school of educational thought spearheaded by Dr. Arthur Whimby, author of” Intelligence Can Be Taught” and began a relationship with a company called I.S.I (Innovative Sciences, Inc.) who brought behavioral management techniques together with the cognitive learning strategies of Whimby.
In 1979 he joined the Ohio based C.O.I.N. (Coordinated Occupational Information Network) an information database serving the guidance counselors across the country.
In 1986 after the sale of C.O.I.N. to Bell & Howell, Mr. Hall joined the Marketing and Sales department of Cambridge Book Company.
He achieved his highest success with Out2News, an online publishing newspaper effort created for the local Treasure Coast Community with a News/citizen journal emphasis. He called it the “Happy” news!
Perhaps the most important roll Mr. Hall prized was that of loving husband and devoted father. He adored his family and put them first in all that he did.
He is survived by his wife Robin Hall of 37 years, son Richard Shaw Hall III, son Andrew Shaw Hall and daughter in law Erica Hall and close family friend Sasha Dacosta.
In Lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in memory of: Richard S Hall Scholarship to Martin County Youth Leadership 1650 South Kanner Highway Stuart, FL 34994.
Barbara Bush – June 8, 1925 – April 17, 2018
Barbara Bush (née Pierce; June 8, 1925 – April 17, 2018) was the wife of George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States, and served as First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993. She had previously served as Second Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Among her six children are George W. Bush, the 43rd President, and Jeb Bush, the 43rd Governor of Florida.
Barbara Pierce was born in New York City. She met George Herbert Walker Bush at age 16, and the two married in Rye, New York, in 1945, while he was on leave during his deployment as a Naval officer in World War II. They moved to Midland, Texas, where he entered political life, in 1950.
As First Lady of the United States, Bush worked to advance the cause of universal literacy, founding the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.
Barbara Pierce was born in New York City on June 8, 1925 to Pauline (née Robinson; 1896–1949) and Marvin Pierce (1893–1969). She was raised in the suburban town of Rye, New York. Her father later became president of McCall Corporation, the publisher of the popular women’s magazines Redbook and McCall’s. She grew up with two elder siblings, Martha and James, and a younger brother, Scott. Her ancestor Thomas Pierce Jr., an early New England colonist, was also an ancestor of Franklin Pierce, 14th president of the United States. She was a fourth cousin, four times removed, of Franklin Pierce and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Pierce and her three siblings were raised in a house on Onondaga Street in Rye. She attended Milton Public School from 1931 to 1937, Rye Country Day School until 1940 and later the boarding school Ashley Hall in Charleston, South Carolina, from 1940 to 1943.In her youth, Pierce was athletic and enjoyed swimming, tennis, and bike riding. Her interest in reading began early in life; she recalled gathering and reading with her family during the evenings.
When Pierce was 16 and on Christmas vacation, she met George Bush at a dance at the Round Hill Country Club in Greenwich, Connecticut; he was a student at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. After 18 months, the two became engaged to be married, just before he went off to World War II as a Navy torpedo bomber pilot. He named three of his planes after her: Barbara, Barbara II, and Barbara III. When he returned on leave, she had discontinued her studies at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts; two weeks later, on January 6, 1945, they were married at the First Presbyterian Church in Rye, New York,with the reception being held at The Apawamis Club.
For the first eight months of their marriage, the Bushes moved around the Eastern United States, to places including Michigan, Maryland, and Virginia, where George Bush’s Navy squadron training required his presence.
Over the next 13 years, George and Barbara Bush had six children, who between them gave the couple a total of 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren:
George W. Bush (b. 1946), who married Laura Welch on November 5, 1977. They have twin daughters, and two granddaughters.
Robin Bush (1949–1953), who died of leukemia at the age of three.
Jeb Bush (b. 1953), who married Columba Gallo on February 23, 1974. They have three children, and four grandchildren.
Neil Bush (b. 1955), who married Sharon Smith in 1980; they divorced in April 2003. They have three children, and one grandson. Neil married Maria Andrews in 2004.
Marvin Bush (b. 1956), who married Margaret Molster in 1981. They have two children.
Dorothy Bush Koch (b. 1959), who married William LeBlond in 1982; they divorced in 1990, and have two children. Dorothy married Robert P. Koch in June 1992; they have two children.
In 1966, George Bush was elected as a U.S. Representative in Congress from Texas. Barbara raised her children while her husband campaigned and occasionally joined him on the trail. Over the ensuing years, George Bush was elected or appointed to several different positions in the U.S. Congress or the executive branch, or government-related posts, and Barbara Bush accompanied him in each case.
The Bushes celebrate in Houston on the evening in 1966 that George was elected a congressman
As the wife of a Congressman, Barbara immersed herself in projects that piqued her interest; the projects included various charities and Republican women’s groups in Washington, D.C. Though her husband lost a second bid for the Senate in 1970, President Richard Nixon appointed him the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, which enabled Barbara to begin forming relationships in New York City with prominent diplomats. As the Watergate scandal heated up in 1973, Nixon asked Bush to become Chairman of the Republican National Committee; Barbara advised her husband to reject the offer because of the harsh political climate,but he accepted anyway.
Nixon’s successor, Gerald R. Ford, appointed Bush head of the U.S. Liaison Office in the People’s Republic of China in 1974, and the Bushes relocated. She enjoyed the time that she spent in China and often rode bicycles with her husband to explore cities and regions that few Americans had visited. Three years later, Bush was recalled to the U.S. to serve as Director of Central Intelligence during a crucial time of legal uncertainty for the agency. He was not allowed to share classified aspects of his job with Barbara; the ensuing sense of isolation, coupled with her perception that she was not achieving her goals while other women of her time were, plunged her into a depression. She did not seek professional help. Instead, she began delivering speeches and presentations about her time spent in the closed-off China, and volunteered at a hospice.
Barbara Bush defended her husband’s experience and personal qualities when he announced his candidacy for President of the United States in 1980. She caused a stir when she said that she supported ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment and was pro-choice on abortion, placing her at odds with the conservative wing of the Republican party, led by California Governor Ronald Reagan. Reagan earned the presidential nomination over her husband, who then accepted Reagan’s invitation to be his running mate; the team was elected in 1980.
Family literacy was Barbara Bush’s cause as First Lady, and she called it “the most important issue we have”. She became involved with many literacy organizations, served on literacy committees and chaired many reading organizations. Eventually, she helped develop the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. She continued to be dedicated to eliminating the generational cycle of illiteracy in America by supporting programs where parents and their young children are able to learn together. During the early 1980s, after statistics had shown that foreign-born immigrants from Latin America had nearly quintupled just since 1960, statistics showed that 35 million adults could not read above the eighth-grade level and that 23 million were not able to read beyond a fourth-grade level. Mrs. Bush appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show to discuss the situation and spoke regularly on Mrs. Bush’s Story Time, a national radio program that stressed the importance of reading aloud to children.Her children Jeb Bush
and Dorothy Bush Koch serve as co-chairs of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. During her lifetime Mrs. Bush remained active in the foundation and served as honorary chair.
She was active in the White House Historical Association and worked to revitalize the White House Preservation Fund, which she renamed the White House Endowment Trust. The trust raises funds for the ongoing refurbishment and restoration of the White House. She met her goal of raising $25 million towards the endowment. The White House residence staff generally found Barbara Bush to be the friendliest and most easygoing of the First Ladies with whom they dealt.
In March 1989, Bush’s press office reported that she had Graves’ disease. In June of that year, President Bush said of his wife that “…she is doing just fine. And I think her doctors would say the same thing. She’s got this Grave’s disease under control.”
Bush was known for her affection for her pet English Springer Spaniel Millie and wrote a children’s book about Millie’s new litter of puppies. She even included Millie in her official white house portrait, painted by Candace Whittemore Lovely.Barbara Bush became the first U.S. First Lady to become a recipient of the Henry G. Freeman Jr. Pin Money Fund, receiving $36,000, most of which she gave to favorite charities.
Bush delivered a famous commencement address at Wellesley College in 1990; she was joined by Raisa Gorbacheva, wife of Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev
She was struck every day by “how much things had changed” for her and her husband since they became President and First Lady. In place of a limousine, Bush tried to use a smaller car and travel by train and commercial aircraft for out-of-town trips. The heads of Bush’s Secret Service detail were partially opposed to her wishes; the agents agreed to the small car but did not approve of the commercial air and train travel. At that time, the number of threats to the First Lady was higher than that of the vice president. Bush still wanted to use public transportation despite the opposition of the Secret Service. She was put-off by the fact that her flights would be delayed while agents checked out the planes and luggage. The plane on which Bush traveled was nicknamed “Bright Star,” in honor of the leukemia foundation her husband and Hugh Liedtke founded after her daughter Robin died.
She gave the Wellesley College commencement address in 1990; her speech was listed as #45 in American Rhetoric’s Top 100 Speeches of the 20th Century (listed by rank).
The First Lady visits patients at Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C., 1990
During her husband’s 1992 presidential campaign, Barbara Bush stated that abortion and homosexuality are personal matters and argued that the Republican Party platform should not take a stand on it, saying that “The personal things should be left out of, in my opinion, platforms and conventions.” Her personal views on abortion were not known, although her friends reported at that time that she “privately supported abortion rights.” She explained, “I hate abortions, but I just could not make that choice for someone else.”
When Bush lived in the White House, she disclosed that she was suffering from Graves’ disease, which is an overactive thyroid ailment; the condition coincidentally affected her husband. It is rare for two biologically unrelated people in the same household to develop Graves disease within two years of each other.
Bush was more popular than her immediate predecessor Nancy Reagan and successor Hillary Clinton because she carefully “avoided controversy” and took very few public positions on contentious issues.After leaving the White House, she and her husband resided at the River Oaks community in Houston, Texas, and at the Bush compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. Bush described January 20, 1993, the day of Bill Clinton’s inauguration, a “tough day” for her and her husband. After returning to Houston, the two were visited by their son, George W. Bush, and at that point, Bush realized that she had not cooked in 12 years. She had difficulty driving a car on her own, and she did not drive far from home for a long time; her husband warned people to get out of the way if they saw her car.A month after her husband left office in February 1993, Bush was surprised when her husband booked them on the “Love Boat” ship Regal Princess. In April 1993, Bush and her husband had breakfast with the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who was on an American speaking tour. Thatcher mentioned the most recent celebration of former President Ronald Reagan’s birthday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, where he orated the same card twice. Bush read about the incident after Reagan was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, which she called a “tragedy for both” the Reagans.
President George W. Bush and his mother Barbara prepare to board Air Force One, 2005
Bush attempted to persuade her son George W. Bush not to run for Governor of Texas in the 1994 gubernatorial election. She was convinced that he could not defeat Ann Richards, but he went on to win the election. Several days after he was sworn in as Governor of Texas, she went to a Distinguished Speakers Event at the LBJ Library for Lady Bird Johnson. There, she was introduced by her son, the new Governor of Texas, and the following day, received a letter from him dated January 18, 1995, in which he asserted that he would not be governor had it not been for her and George H. W. Bush. Mrs. Bush described the letter as having “moved” both her and her husband.
On April 19, 1995, the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was the target of a lone wolf domestic terrorist bombing that left 168 people dead. One of the people who died in the attack was Al Whicher, who had served on George H. W. Bush’s Secret Security detail. Bush called the man who served under her husband “a devoted husband and father”. The next day, April 20, 1995, the Bushes were scheduled to go to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Barbara was supposed to speak at a Junior League event in the noon and accompany her husband at the Salvation Army annual dinner. The Bushes debated whether or not they should continue with their plans due to the bombing, ultimately deciding to go, because “both groups help people in need.” On September 3, 1995, the Bushes went to Vietnam. This was “unbelievable” to Barbara because she “never expected to set foot in what had been North Vietnam. The Bushes first went to Hanoi and then to Ho Chi Minh City. They met with President Lê Đức Anh and party secretary Đỗ Mười. On September 28, 1995, the Bushes drove to Portland, Maine, for the announcement of the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. Bush said her life was being stretched, adding, “Long after I am gone this hospital will be there with my name.” The Bushes visited the children there, and Mrs. Bush started to recall her daughter Robin after seeing them. The Bushes returned home early that month.
Bush campaigned for her son George W. Bush after he announced his presidential campaign in June 1999. Throughout the country, she met with women in support of his campaign but remained doubtful of his chances of winning. The resentment toward the campaign continued with her rejecting any criticism of her son said in her presence and she refused to watch any debates, a contrast to her husband’s willingness to listen and his watching of every debate, creating friction between the couple.
Several schools have been named for her: three primary schools and two middle schools in Texas and an elementary school in Mesa, Arizona. Also named for her is the Barbara Bush Library in Harris County, Texas, and the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. She served on the Boards of AmeriCares and the Mayo Clinic, and headed the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.
On March 18, 2003—two days before the beginning of the 2003 invasion of Iraq—her son George W. Bush was President. ABC’s Good Morning America asked her about her family’s television viewing habits. She replied:
I watch none. He sits and listens and I read books, because I know perfectly well that, don’t take offense, that 90 percent of what I hear on television is supposition, when we’re talking about the news. And he’s not, not as understanding of my pettiness about that. But why should we hear about body bags and deaths, and how many, what day it’s gonna happen, and how many this or that or what do you suppose? Or, I mean, it’s not relevant. So, why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that, and watch him suffer.
George and Barbara Bush attend the christening ceremony for the eponymous aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush, October 2006
Bush was visiting a Houston relief center for people displaced by Hurricane Katrina when she told the radio program Marketplace,
Almost everyone I’ve talked to says, ‘We’re gonna move to Houston.’ What I’m hearing, which is sort of scary, is they all want to stay in Texas… Everybody is so overwhelmed by the hospitality, and so many of the people in the arenas here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this (as she chuckles slightly) is working very well for them.
The remarks generated controversy.In 2006, it was revealed that Barbara Bush donated an undisclosed amount of money to the Bush–Clinton Katrina Fund on the condition that the charity do business with an educational software company owned by her son Neil Bush.
Bush was diagnosed with Graves’ disease in 1988. Later on, she suffered from congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).Bush was a heavy smoker for 25 years, quitting in 1968 when a nurse condemned her smoking in her hospital room after a surgery.
In November 2008, Bush was hospitalized for abdominal pains and underwent small intestine surgery.She underwent aortic valve replacement surgery in March 2009.
Bush was hospitalized with pneumonia on New Year’s Eve 2013 and was released from the hospital a few days later.
In April 2018, her family released a statement regarding her failing health, stating that she had chosen to be at home with family and seek “comfort care” rather than further treatment.According to family spokesman Jim McGrath, her decision came as a result of “a series of recent hospitalizations.”
Bush died in her Houston home at the age of 92 on April 17, 2018. Her son George W. Bush tweeted, “My dear mother has passed on at age 92. Laura, Barbara, Jenna, and I are sad, but our souls are settled because we know hers was I’m a lucky man that Barbara Bush was my mother. Our family will miss her dearly, and we thank you all for your prayers and good wishes.” President Donald Trump ordered the nation’s flag to half-staff in Barbara Bush’s memory and he and First Lady Melania Trump sent condolences, saying: “As a wife, mother, grandmother, military spouse, and former First Lady, Mrs. Bush was an advocate of the American family…She will be long remembered for her strong devotion to country and family…”Former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama also sent condolences. Some foreign leaders including Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Russian President Vladimir Putin also sent condolences.
Her funeral will be held at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston on April 21, 2018, with burial at the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas.
Susan Rae Mallery – February 07, 1939 – April 08, 2018
Susan Rae Mallery passed peacefully on April 8, 2018 surrounded by her family at Treasure Coast Hospice.
She was born on February 7, 1939 in Vincennes, Indiana and is survived by her loving husband Jerry, her beloved son and daughter Curtis and Julia and her grandson Anthony and his wife Victoria along with her two loving Jack Russell terriers Ben and Cassie. Susan not only was Anthony’s grandmother, but together with Jerry they raised him as their own. She was a high school math teacher at Good Shepard Center in
Maryland for many years. She loved to travel, create picture books and the holidays, especially Christmas. Susan was a caring and generous woman who loved her family more than anything. She left behind a wonderful legacy and she will be truly missed.
A graveside service will be at 1:30pm on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 at Forest Hills Memorial Park in Palm City, FL.
William T. McCreary – May 02, 1943 – April 06, 2018
William T. McCreary, 74, of Palm City, Florida, passed away on April 6, 2018 at his home.
Born in Bellaire, Ohio, he had been a resident of Martin County for over 35 years.
He was a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and received a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Miami.
While serving in the Army, he was a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War.
Before retiring he was the owner of an insurance services company.
Survivors include: his wife of 52 years Roberta McCreary, his four sons, Michael and Stephanie, Tim, Scott and Phong, Tom and Carrie; 8 grandchildren and his sisters, Mary Richenbach and Donna Greenwood.
There will be celebration of life service at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Treasure Coast Community Church (TC3), 20 NE Dixie Highway, Stuart, FL.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Care Net Pregnancy Services of the Treasure Coast, 6704 US Highway 1, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952 in William’s memory.
Donald L. “Don” Keyser – August 25, 1942 – April 5, 2018
Donald L. “Don” Keyser, 75, of Palm City, Florida, passed away April 5, 2018 at the Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida.
Born in Paterson, New Jersey, he had been a resident of Palm City for 27 years coming from Stratford, Connecticut.
Before retiring he had been an aircraft mechanic for Avco Lycoming in Stratford as well as other aerospace and automotive firms.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Carol A. Keyser of Palm City; his son Robert R. Keyser and his wife Louise of Palm City; his daughter, Sharyl Mandeville and her husband Louis of Oxford, CT; 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his son Thomas Keyser and his brother, Robert R. Keyser.
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Monday, April 9, 2018 at the Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City, FL. The funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 10 in the funeral home chapel.
John Hicks March 21, 1951 – October 30, 2016
John Charles Hicks Jr. (born March 21, 1951) is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League. He is best remembered for being the last lineman to be runner-up in the vote for the Heisman Trophy.
In 1970, Hicks came onto the Buckeye scene and won the job as a starting tackle. He unfortunately missed his sophomore year due to a knee injury, but rebounded to put together two spectacular seasons in 1972 and 1973. During Hicks’ three years, Ohio State posted a 28-3-1 record, and each year, Ohio State won the Big Ten Championship and went to the Rose Bowl, making Hicks the first person from OSU to play in three Rose Bowls.
In 1972 Hicks was recognized as a First Team All-America selection and earned his first of two All-Big Ten honors. He repeated his All-Conference honors his senior year and again earned All-America honors, this time as a unanimous selection. His stellar senior season and dominance of the line of scrimmage caught the eye of the voters as Hicks won the Lombardi Award as the nation’s most outstanding lineman and the Outland Trophy as the nation’s best interior lineman.
The 6-3, 258 pound tackle started as a sophomore in 1970, freshman weren’t eligible, and helped them go to the Rose Bowl. In 1971, he started off the season in dominant fashion before injuring his knee and missing the last six games of the season. He came back to become an All-American in 1972 helping the Buckeyes to go back to the Rose Bowl. Then he had his monster 1973 season. A first round draft pick of the New York Giants, injuries would put a halt to his pro career.
Hicks was the first player to ever start in three Rose Bowls and was part of a monster Ohio State team. The unbeaten Buckeyes lost to Stanford 27-17 in the 1971 Rose Bowl. Next year at the 1973 game, Ohio State got steamrolled by USC 42-17. But the 1974 Rose Bowl game would be unbeaten Ohio State’s year to steamroll USC 42-21 as Hicks (Archie Griffin, Pete Johnson?) led the way to 323 rushing yards.
Hicks played for the New York Giants from 1974 through 1977. In April 1978, the Giants traded Hicks to the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for offensive lineman Jim Clack and wide receiver Ernie Pough. Hicks never played for the Steelers.
Hicks is married to his wife Cindy, the father of three daughters and one son, and has three granddaughters and one grandson.
John Hicks was a friend and business associate and I was deeply saddened by the news of his passing.
I originally met John when he was still in school. A friend of mine was, at the time, dorm administrator of Stradley Hall (the athletic dorm).
I again had the privilege of meeting John in 1975 when circumstances presented an opportunity to enter into a business enterprise with the newly crowned NFL “Rookie of the Year”. Our venture only lasted one year but what an interesting year it was.
John did the best imitation of Woody Hayes, whom he and many of the team affectionately called “the old man”, I have ever heard.
John Hicks wasn’t just among the greats ever to play football at Ohio State, he was “a giant,” two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin said. “In all that he did, he was a giant on and off the field.”
John passed away overnight due to complications from diabetes, his family acknowledged. He was 65.
“I knew this was coming, but it just hurts to know that he’s gone,” Griffin told The Columbus Dispatch.
A two-time All-American in 1972 and ’73, Hicks won both the Outland Trophy and the Lombardi Award in ’73 as the nation’s outstanding lineman. He also finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting that season, a monumental achievement for a right tackle.
He later was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, the Ohio State athletics hall of fame and the hall of fame for the Rose Bowl, in which he started for the Buckeyes in trips there after the 1970, ’72 and ’73 seasons. He was a first-round draft pick of the New York Giants in 1974 but injuries blunted his pro career.
“Everyone knows what he did on the field,” Griffin said. “But overall, he was just a terrific man. What he did off the field was also unbelievable.”
Along with founding and running his own real estate development company, Hicks was deeply involved in myriad organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club of Central Ohio and the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission.
He also was known to never turn down a call from his former teammates and other Buckeyes, being given the nickname “The Godfather” by his fellow Ohio State alumni, and for all the right reasons, Griffin said.
“Anytime someone needed help they’d call John,” Griffin said.
Among the causes Hicks took up was that of former Buckeyes and NFL safety Jack Tatum, whose battle with the ravages of diabetes eventually led to his untimely death at 61 in 2010. Hicks arranged several fund-raising efforts to help defray the costs of Tatum’s plight.
“He’d be organizing folks to help, whoever it was that needed the help,” Griffin said, his voice cracking with emotion. “He was just unbelievable, man.”
Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith, a Cleveland native like Hicks, seconded that notion.
“I have known John since I was in high school in Cleveland; he was one of my idols,” said Smith, who went on to play football at Notre Dame in the mid-1970s. “His impact on our community cannot be measured. He was a man’s man.”
Raymond C. Smith January 5, 1922 – June 6, 2010
Born on Staten Island, Mr. Smith graduated from Port Richmond High School. He began a 36-year career at Procter & Gamble, which was interrupted when he served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Mississippi during the second World War. He enrolled in the Army’s pre-medical program at the University of Mississippi but his studies ended when the war did.
When Mr. Smith returned to Staten Island, he resumed working at Duncan Heins Division of Procter & Gamble in Port Ivory, Staten Island while taking night classes at Wagner College, Grymes Hill, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in 1955 and a master of business administration degree in 1964. Proud of his alma mater, he continued to support the school until his death.
After retiring in 1976 as a manager, Mr. Smith and his wife of 56 years, the former Rita Quinn, traveled to south Florida and lived aboard their yacht, Gingham, until finally settling in Satellite Beach, Fla., amid a group of Staten Island retirees.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith traveled the world, be it by land, air, or sea. After his wife’s death in 1998, Mr. Smith fulfilled their dream to pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
An Episcopalian, Mr. Smith was a member of St. Andrew’s Parish, Richmond; St. John’s Episcopal Church, Melbourne, Fla., and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Cocoa, Fla.
In addition to his daughter, Lynne, Mr. Smith is survived by another daughter, Patricia A. Korol; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home, Melbourne. There will be a mass at 11 a.m. on July 17 in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Cocoa.
Richard Shaw Hall Sr. Decorated Naval Aviator
Dies at 86 in Palm City
Richard (Dick Hall) Hall founder of Libre House Publishing of Princeton, New Jersey and Chem-Pro Marketing of Staten Island, New York died September 28, 2007 after a brief illness in Palm City, Florida.
He is survived by his two sons Richard S. Hall, Jr. and daughter in-law Robin Hall of Palm City, Florida and Gregory H. Hall and daughter in-law Debbie Hall of Staten Island. He was also survived by three grand children Dana Carole Hall Reese of Los Angeles, Richard S. Hall III of Palm City and Andrew S. Hall also of Palm City. Mr. Hall had two great grand children Charles and Smyth Reese of Los Angeles. He also was survived by 2 siblings, older brother Norman Hall (91)of Whiting, New Jersey and younger sister Doris Zdanowicz of New Jersey as well.
He was married to Alice M. Baker for 60 years also of Staten Island.
Noted “Who’s Who” business and finance entrepreneur was probably best know for his “Cost estimation” articles in McGraw Hill’s publication Chemical Engineering. He led the way to computerized cost estimation in the stainless steel industry.
From modest means in his early years it might be said that he was a product of the depression and World War II. Born on Staten Island, New York on April 21, 1921 he attended Public School #30 in The Westerleigh area of the island. He graduated from port Richmond High School in 1939 and proceeded to go to work in Manhattan for the U.S. Nickel Company. Later in 1941 he worked at The Bethlehem Ship yard where he worked as an electricians apprentice on ships including the Destroyer Juno.
He enlisted as a Naval Aviation Cadet in April 1942, shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was first assigned to The Naval Civil Pilot Training Program at Syracuse University from June to October 1942; United States Naval Preflight School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., from January to March 1943; United States Naval Air Training Center, Glenview, Illinois, from March – July 1943; United States Naval Air Training Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, July 1943 – February 1944; graduated and commissioned Ensign U.S.N.R. (Naval Aviator) on February 9, 1944.
Assigned U.S. Naval Operational Training Center, Banana River, Florida from February -April 1944; assigned to Navy Squadron VPB26, Charleston, S.C. to Fleet Air Wing 17, serving with the fleet in the central and western Pacific theaters. Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medals for “Meritorious Service” in China, Korean and Japanese mainland theaters of operation. He was promoted to Lt. (JG) in April 1945. Was a member of the first Naval Aviation Squadron to land in the Tokyo Bay area simultaneous with the fleet’s arrival in September, 1945. He served several weeks with the occupation forces in Japan.
Reassigned to Naval Air Station, Kaneohe, Hawaii. Ordered to Fleet Headquarters, New York via NAS Alameda, California for release from active duty on January 6, 1946.
Mr. Hall attended Wagner College, Staten Island, New York from 1946 to 1948. He then went to work as a sales representative for New York Refrigeration Co., Long Island, N.Y., 1947. Sales Representative for Doyle & Roth Manufacturing Co., Brooklyn, NY from 1947 to 1954; Advertising Sales Manager, 1954 – 1963; Vice President 1963 – 1970. Vice President of Walster Corp. Simpson, Pa. 1962 – 1970; Chem-Pro Marketing Services, Staten Island, N.Y., 1966 – 1970; Vice President, Chem-Pro Associates, 1970; President, Richard S. Hall & Associates Ltd., Staten Island, NY from 1970 – 1987.
For 20 years he was a Biographee of Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who In Finance and Industry, and the International Biographee.
He served on American Standards Association committee establishing “Standards for Tubular Heat Exchangers for the chemical industry”, a collaborative effort between the American, and the Tubular Exchanger Manufactures Association.
Retiring in 1987 he joined and actively participated in the Services Corps of Retired Executive, co-chairing-in a collaborative effort with the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce–a series of seminars on international trade.
He was a member of the Chemists Club, American Association of Cost Engineers, Association of Naval aviation, Service Core of Retired Executives, The Planetary Society, National Space Society, and International Trade Advocacy Group.
After the death of his loving wife in 2003 and in ill health, he moved to Palm City, Florida to live with is son Richard and his family.
In his later years he was active with The Martin County Council On Aging, The V.I.P. (Visually Impaired Persons), The Palm City Art Associates.
Mr. and Mrs. Hall will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The family has expressed that in lue of flowers please make a donations to Hospice of The Treasure Coast.
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