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Dorothy M. Ingham-March 21, 1927 – April 6, 2019

Dorothy M. Ingham-(March 21, 1927 – April 6, 2019) Dorothy Ingham of Fort Pierce, Florida passed away April 6, 2019. She was born is Chatam, New York. Formerly of Long Island, New York and a Florida resident for over 30 years, she enjoyed doing crafts and was very good at it. Dorothy or as friends call her “Dot” loved flowers and helping others, for 10 years she was a volunteer delivering meals on wheels and was a founding member of the St. Lucie Roman Catholic Church in Port St. Lucie, FL. For those that knew Dot know just how much she loved the color yellow. Dorothy was the beloved wife of the late Albert Ingham JR, who she was happily married to for 50 years. She is preceded in death by her parents Conrad and Margaret and her siblings; Winifred Powers, Margaret Haller, and Vincent Stratford. She is survived by her children; Marjorie Coscia, Albert T. Ingham JR., Donna Walton, and Alice Popiel; 17 grandchildren, many great- grandchildren and even some great-great-grandchildren. Dot loved her big family very much! Visitation for Dorothy will be held from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm on April 12, 2019 followed by a Funeral Service at 2:30 pm in the chapel at Aycock Funeral Home, 6026 N. US Hwy 1, Fort Pierce, FL 34946. Interment will begin at 3:30 pm at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.


Brunhilde “Sylvia” Coradi-June 01, 1942 – April 04, 2019

Brunhilde “Sylvia” Coradi-(June 01, 1942 – April 04, 2019)Brunhilde Coradi, age 76 of Palm City Florida, passed away on April 4th 2019, surrounded by her family.

She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She is survived by her four children, six grand, and one great. We will always carry her memory in our hearts.

A Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 13th, 2019 at Forest Hills Funeral Home from 2:00pm – 4:00pm; Funeral Service will be held at 4:00pm in the Funeral Home.

Arrangements are entrusted to Forest Hills Funeral Home Palm City.

Cruz Antonio Hernandez Jr.-March 15, 1964 – April 02, 2019

Cruz Antonio Hernandez Jr.-(March 15, 1964 – April 02, 2019) Cruz “Tony” Antonio Hernandez Jr., of Port St. Lucie, passed away unexpectedly April 2, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and moved to South Florida in 1974 where he spent his childhood. He relocated to Port St. Lucie in 1999. He had worked at Wal-Mart as an assistant manager. He had played Driftwood Baseball, and was an avid player. He was of the Catholic Faith.

He is survived by his wife, Candy Priscilla Hernandez; his parents, Cruz Antonio Hernandez Sr. and Marie Esther Hernandez of Port St. Lucie; his brothers, Robert M. Hernandez of North Carolina and Carl P. Hernandez of Port St. Lucie; aunts and uncles, 3 nephews and 1 niece; numerous cousins and his beloved dog Tony.

Visitation will be 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Forest Hills Funeral Home Palm City Chapel.

A funeral service will follow at 1:00 PM in the chapel.

Burial will take place in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City following the service.

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Nancy R. Sonzella-May 06, 1940 – April 02, 2019

Nancy R. Sonzella-(May 06, 1940 – April 02, 2019) Nancy (Faitella) Sonzella passed away April 2, 2019.

Nancy has been living in Palm City since 1971 coming from Connecticut. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be missed by many. She was proceeded in death by her parents, her husband Fran and her brother Ben. She is survived by her children Francis Sonzella of Palm City, Richard Sonzella of Washington and David Sonzella of Stuart, her daughter in law June and her grand children Brooke and Sean Sonzella; as well as by two sisters Jean Faitella San Juan and Mary Lou Faitella and one brother Joseph Faitella.

A service will be held on April 15 at 11 a.m. at Forest Hill Funeral Home. A luncheon will be served at the house of David and June (333 SW Manor Drive Stuart) following the service.

Arrangements are entrusted to Forest Hills Funeral Home Palm City.

Wycliffe J. Jones-October 12, 1959 – March 31, 2019

Wycliffe J. Jones-(October 12, 1959 – March 31, 2019) Surrounded by family, Wycliffe John Jones (Johnny) passed away from this life March 31st, 2019.

Johnny was born in Darliston, Jamaica on October 12, 1959 to parents Clifford and Ena Jones. A graduate of Mannings High School, he earned an educational degree from Churches Teachers College. He then taught at Maud McLeod High School for approximately six years where he helped to shape young minds.

In 1986 Johnny migrated to the United States of America and settled in the state of Maryland. There he attended Lincoln Technological Institute, procuring an automotive certificate and graduating top of his class. He went on to work for General Motors. After approximately 15 years in Maryland Johnny moved to the sunshine state of Florida and spent the next 4 1/2 years working for Broward County. His career with the county came to an end when he was injured in a motor vehicle accident, so he relocated to the treasure coast.

Johnny loved and cherished family and friends; always willing to do for them. He loved to cook and entertain, but his greatest passion in life was MUSIC!

Surviving to cherish Johnny’s memories is the love of his life, wife: Yvonne Hewitt-Jones; children: Charles Jones; Kadryne Morgan; Tyannique Morgan; his precious grandchild: Amirah Jones; sisters: Jannet Jangalee; Shirley Green; Debbie-Ann Watt; brothers: Merton Jones; Keith Jones; Milton Jones; Paul Jones; sisters-in-law: Andrea Jones; Veronica Jones; Marcia Jones; Noleen Jones; brothers-in-law: Caple Green; Desmon Jangalee and 50 neices and nephews.

Family and friends will gather to celebrate Johnny’s life Saturday, April 13, at 11:00 A.M. Viewing will be from 9–11: A.M.

Johnny has fought a good fight, he has kept the faith and finished his race. R.I.P my beloved husband.

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Naomi Bintz-December 3, 1929 – March 30, 2019

Out2News.comNaomi Bintz-(December 3, 1929 – March 30, 2019) Naomi Bintz of Vero Beach, FL formerly of Vineland, NJ passed away March 30, 2019, just four months after the homegoing of her beloved husband, Dale. They had been married 69 years, but she met him when she was only 15 years old at a church picnic. Naomi is survived by two sons, David (Cynthia) missionaries in Spain and Donald (Devo) of Burbank, CA. Naomi was a loving grandmother to Ryan, Julie, and Kathleen; and her nine great-grandchildren. Naomi’s father was a preacher and she accepted Christ into her heart at a young age. She was faithful to this decision all her life, living to please the Lord, her husband and her children. She married Dale Bintz after his service in the US Army in 1949. They actually eloped because Naomi’s dad was very strict and Dale was almost five years older than her. Their first son, David, was born in 1953 and then Donald was born in 1956. Mostly Naomi was a stay-at-home mom, but when the children went to school, she began to work part-time at Sears & Roebuck. Also, she often helped at the printing business that Dale owned with his brother, collating when they had a big order to fill. After Dale built a summer home in Ocean City in the 1960’s, they began spending weekends there and this was a special time for the whole family.

Naomi enjoyed being a mom, needlepoint and teaching Sunday School. She was a faithful and active member of West Baptist Tabernacle Church in Vineland where she served for many years. In 1984, the Bintz’s moved to their summer home in Ocean City fulltime, enjoying a retirement lifestyle. Naomi enjoyed cooking the fish that Dale would catch. They became “snowbirds,” dodging the NJ winters, and spending a few months each year in Florida. The area they were drawn to on the east coast was Vero Beach, where the Dodgers trained (Mom was an avid baseball fan), it wasn’t too crowded, and they found a good church in Tabernacle Baptist. They eventually moved down to Florida fulltime and built a home in Lakewood Park. When the Grandkids were born, Naomi was in her glory! “Grandmom” wrote letters to Baby Ryan, made cassette tapes of her voice reading to him, and came to visit as much as possible. Grandpop & Grand mom were usually present at all of their many activities…ball games, band competitions, holidays, and so on!

Naomi was the epitome of the virtuous woman. Humble, submissive, and served her family well. She survived uterine cancer in the 1980’s, and bravely went through the needed treatments without complaint. Then most recently, she was the caregiver for her dear husband. When he finally passed after a long illness, we believe she died of a broken heart. She will be missed by all those who knew her, especially her family who counted on her faithful prayers. Services for Naomi will be held on Sunday, April 7th at Grace Baptist Church, 1285 43rd Ave, Vero Beach, FL where the Bintz’s often attended the Sunday evening service. Visitation will be at 2:00 followed by a service at 3:00 pm. Interment for Naomi will be at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery on Monday, March 8th at 9:30 am.

Doreen V Nelson-September 15, 1932 – March 30, 2019

Doreen V Nelson-(September 15, 1932 – March 30, 2019) oreen Vera Nelson of Fort Pierce, Florida passed away March 30, 2019. Formerly of Plainfield, New Jersey and Luton, England. She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur A Nelson, Jr. Doreen is survived by her children, Douglas, Karen, Deborah, Kathleen, and Kenneth; her siblings; Ralph, Yvonne, Ena and Norman. She is proceeded in death by her parents Charles and Ena Patterson, and her two children; Glenn and Lee. Doreen was a grandmother to 20 grandchildren, 32 great- grandchildren and 5 great- great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 pm on April 6, 2019 at Aycock Funeral Home, 6026 N. Us Highway 1, Fort Pierce, FL, 34946. Friends may visit from 12:30-1:30 on April 6, 2019 at the Funeral Home.

Ronald A. Piscopo-August 6, 1935 – March 30,2019

Ronald A. Piscopo-(August 6, 1935 – March 30,2019) Ronald “Ron” A. Piscopo, 83, of Stuart, FL, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019.

Born in the Bronx, NY, to Umberto and Rose (nee Setteducatti) Piscopo, he graduated from Iona College with a Bachelors in Economics, and ultimately purchased five bowling centers and an alarm company in New York and Pennsylvania.

Ron was a lifelong voracious reader, who also enjoyed cooking (always adding extra garlic), gatherings with his family, and “tinkering” — with professional results — around his home in Binghamton, NY. In later years, he travelled widely, visiting countries and continents all over the world. He also enjoyed his boat, “Pin Money,” skiing and golfing. Ron was a member of the Yacht and Country Club of Stuart (a place he referred to as Paradise); he and his late wife, Mary Lee, enjoyed a rich social life there, with many friends, parties and gatherings.

Ron is survived by his two daughters Julie (Kelvin) Smith of Jensen Beach, FL and Nicole (Dan) Neal of Gainesville, FL; his two brothers Albert (Lois) Piscopo of Cold Spring, NY and Philip (Sandy) Piscopo of Greenwich, CT; one grandchild, Kelvin Smith; and two nieces, three nephews and many friends.

A Celebration of Ron’s Life will be held Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 11:00 am at Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, Stuart Chapel, 961 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL .

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 SE Indian Street, Stuart,FL 34997.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted in the care of Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, Stuart Chapel. Online condolences and expressions of sympathy can be made by visiting

Christina T. Fazzino-August 29, 1939 – March 30, 2019

Christina T. Fazzino-(August 29, 1939 – March 30, 2019)

Jeffrey & Nancy Kirsch – March 28, 2019

Out2News.comJeffrey & Nancy Kirsch – (March 28, 2019) Jeffrey M. Kirsch and his wife Nancy B. Kirsch, of Palm City, Florida, both passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019.

Jeff was born to Charles and Anne (Schwartz) Kirsch in Manhattan, NY. Jeff was a 1974 graduate of Westhampton Beach High School, Westhampton Beach, NY, and met his wife Nancy of 37 years at college at Michigan State University. Jeff continued to law school at The Vermont Law School where he received his Juris Doctorate of Law.

Nancy and Jeff moved to Stuart, Florida and made it their home for 40 years until their passing. Jeff was a practicing attorney on the Treasure Coast for 35 years and Nancy was previously employed as a mortgage broker.

Nancy was born to Fredric F. and Martha Page (Hogg) Brace in Greenville, MI. Nancy graduated in 1975 from Greenville High School in Michigan. She received her Bachelors of Arts degree at the Michigan State University. She and Jeff both were both animal lovers and Nancy was especially involved in her church, First United Methodist Church of Stuart.

Jeff was predeceased by his wife of 37 years Nancy (Brace) Kirsch and his father Charles Kirsch. He is survived by his mother Anne (Schwartz) Kirsch of Westhampton Beach, NY, his brothers David (Joan) Kirsch of Essex, CT and Ned (Coree) Kirsch of Essex, VT and his sister Pam (Mike) Magnan of Bethlehem, PA and many nieces and nephews.

Nancy is survived by her brother Robert L. Brace of Belmont, MI, and her half-sister Susan (Frank) Lovell of Grand Rapids, MI, and her nephews. She is predeceased by her parents.

They both will be warmly remembered by many family and friends for their warmth, kindness, thoughtfulness and humor. Jeff and Nancy were actively involved in the community, always putting family first and will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in loving memory of Jeff and Nancy can be made to Domino’s Cat Rescue League 4546 SW Honey Terrace, Palm City, FL 34990 or The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, 2585 SE Federal Highway, Stuart, FL 34994

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted in the care of Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, Stuart Chapel. Online condolences and expressions of sympathy can be made by visiting

Nicholas Waller-June 21, 1936 – March 26, 2019

Nicholas Waller-(June 21, 1936 – March 26, 2019) Nicholas J. Waller, 81, Port St. Lucie, FL, passed away peacefully at his residence.

Born to Tony Faccioli and Wanda (nèe Nowakowski) in Rome, NY June 21, 1936. Nick was legally adopted by his stepfather, Calvert Waller, after Wanda remarried. He spent his childhood in Rome and decided to join the U.S. Air Force at the age of 18 where he served honorably for 4 years. He went on to proudly work for 30+ years as an Aircraft Mechanic for Pan American Airlines. After Pan Am closed it’s doors, Nick pursued various jobs until finding a home at Gator Trace Golf & Country Club where he diligently worked until 2 months before his death.

Nick was a gifted athlete pursuing baseball through high school and later becoming an avid bowler playing in tournaments around the world for the Pan Am team. He was passionate about art and meticulous about the smallest details. Nick was welcomed at the Faith Congregational Church in Port. St. Lucie where he joyfully sang in the choir. His family will miss his humor, his laugh and his love.
He is survived by his wife Donna Waller of Port St. Lucie, FL, his children Keith (Michele) of Glen rock, NJ, Elizabeth (Joseph) DeGregorio of Wyckoff, NJ and Veronica Iuliano (Fabio) of Wyckoff, NJ, and nine grandchildren: Mikaela, Lucius, Zachary, Bella, Ethan, Caii, Livia, Dahlia, and Massimo, brothers Robert Waller of Charlotte, NC, Ronald Waller of Charlotte, NC, Owen Waller ( ) of Rome NY, sisters Wanda (Larry) Bowers of Des Moines, IA and Mary Jane (Mike) Golub of Floresville, TX and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted in the care of Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, Stuart Chapel. Online condolences and expressions of sympathy can be made by visiting

Edward Joseph Rinaldo-March 19, 1956 – March 26, 2019

Edward Joseph Rinaldo-(March 19, 1956 – March 26, 2019) dward Joseph Rinaldo Sr. of Fort Pierce, Florida passed away March 26, 2019 at age 63. Formerly of Buffalo, New York. Edward retired from St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office after 36 years of service, 21 of which he spent as the sergeant of the K-9 unit. He has received many awards throughout his career and was the recipient of the highest award, The Medal of Valor. Edward was an avid hunter, he also loved fishing, traveling, and spending time with his grandchildren. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 18 years, Joye Rinaldo; and son Edward J. Rinaldo Jr. Edward is survived by his siblings Tom Rinaldo (Audrey), and Diane Caracciolo. He was preceded in death by his siblings Catherine Lacorte and Leonard Rinaldo; and his parents Dominic and Anne Rinaldo. Edward was a very proud and loving papa to his grandchildren Alexis Nicole and Nicholas Alexander.

Robert A. Haley-May 2, 1932 – March 26, 2019

Robert A. Haley-(May 2, 1932 – March 26, 2019) Robert A. Haley was born on May 2, 1932 in Caldwell, NJ and passed away on March 26, 2019 in Port St Lucie, FL.

John F. Ciabattari-September 02, 1941 – March 26, 2019

John F. Ciabattari-(September 02, 1941 – March 26, 2019) John F. Ciabattari, 77, of Stuart, passed away March 26, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and relocated to Stuart 20 years ago. He had been a heavy construction operating engineer before retirement. He owned and operated commercial fishing boats in Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn. He spent many years on the water with his wife and children.

He always looked forward to Sunday dinners, cooking gravy and spending time with his family and friends. His warm heart and bright spirit will be forever cherished.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Harriet Ciabattari of Stuart; son, John Ciabattari and his wife Darlene of Palm City; daughter, Kim of Stuart; grandchildren, Michael and his wife Dominique of Stuart and John and his wife, Jamie of Jim Thorpe, PA, great grandchild Christian and his loyal canine companion, Misty. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Adele, and his brother Bobby.

A gathering will be held, 2:00 – 4:30 PM, Friday, March 29, 2019 at Forest Hills Funeral Home Palm City Chapel. A funeral service will follow at 4:30 PM in the chapel.

Please feel free to share a remembrance, message of condolence or light a virtual candle with the family through this online guestbook. Arrangements are entrusted to Forest Hills Funeral Home Palm City.

Germaine F Russell-November 23, 1921 – March 22, 2019

Germaine F Russell-(November 23, 1921 – March 22, 2019) Germaine F. Russell, 97, of Palm City, Florida, passed away on March 22, 2019 at the Treasure Coast Hospice, Hay Madeira House, Stuart, Florida. She was the daughter of the late Francois and Angelina Gagnon and the wife of the late William E. Russell.

Born in Fair Haven Massachusetts, She had been a resident of Palm City for a year and a half, coming from Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

Survivors include her four devoted daughters Jacqueline Ouellette and her husband Charles of Palm City, Susan Marino and her husband Richard of Stuart, Patricia Haley and her husband James of Port St. Lucie and Lisa McCarthy and her husband Keith of Palm City; six beloved grandchildren Jeffrey Ouellette, Adam McCarthy, Nathan Ouellette, Ali Senatro, Jae Bratton, and William Haley and their spouses and loved ones; one precious great grandson, Dean Senatro; many dear nieces and nephews; and two special friends Irene Haley and Bertha McCarthy. Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in death by eight siblings. Sadly she was the last survivor of her generation of both the Gagnon and Russell families. They were truly the greatest generation.

Germaine led an active life, balancing work with raising her daughters with her husband. Germaine and Bill enjoyed square dancing for many years. She was a talented artist. Her many oil pantings are proudly hung in her family’s homes. She loved to entertain and bake and cook, especially for her grandchildren at the family cottage in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

There will be a memorial service at 3 pm on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at the Forest Hills Palm City Chapel. There will be a funeral service for her in Connecticut this summer where she will be buried with her husband at her family’s convenience.

For those who wish, contributions can be made to the Treasure Coast Hospice in Germaine’s memory. They took exceptional care of her and her family for the last days of her life. They are angels.

Jeree A Serdynski-February 17, 1934 – March 20, 2019

Jeree A Serdynski-(February 17, 1934 – March 20, 2019) Jeree (valentine) Serdynski, of Fort Pierce, Florida, passed away peacefully March 20, 2019, with family members at her side.

The 5th born child of Caleb and Nora (Garrison) Valentine (deceased). Jeree is survived by her husband of 60 years, Leon Serdynski, as well as Her loving son Kevin and daughter-in-law, Tisha (Fabre) serdynski, of Vero Beach, Florida.

Having been diagnosed with metastic breast cancer in September of 2011, Jeree fought this terrible disease, as well as the numerous side effects of the treatments and medications she received. Although she may have suffered in many ways, and memories may have diminished, she has never lost the love of her savior, Jesus Christ, nor her loving family.

Besides her parents, Jeree is pre-deceased by her sister, Thelma (Valentine) Brown, and brothers, Kenneth of Grays, Kentucky, Carroll, of Titusville, Florida, and John of Burlington, Kentucky. She is survived by brothers, Harold, of Fort Pierce, Florida, Don (Carole) of Burlington, Kentucky, Jerry (Donna) of Hebron, Kentucky, Jimmie (Elizabeth) of Dahlonega, Georgia, and Dennie (Mary) of Cincinnati, Ohio. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Annette (Serdynski) (Arnold) Baker, of New Hudson, Michigan. Jeree will also be greatly missed by her numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins and friends.

In 2002 Jeree and Leon retired and made their home in Spanish Lakes Fairways – Fort Pierce, Florida. Jeree has always had a “competitive” nature, and at the fairways, she participated in activities such as golf, mahjong, and has been known to be just a little tough at the texas hol-em table.

A bereavement service is planned at the club house of Spanish Lakes Fairways, Fort Fierce, Florida at 6 pm, April 9, 2019.

Cremation services were performed by Aycock Funeral Home in Fort Pierce, Florida, and following the transfer of her remains to her home state of Kentucky, services will be held at the Stith Funeral Home, Florence, KY on April 12, 2019.

Visitation will be from 10 am to 11 am, immediately followed by services from 11 am to noon.

Interment will be at 10 am, on April 13, 2019, at Forrest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Erlanger, Kentucky, Rev, Brian Heckber presiding, and all family and friends are welcome to participate in this final farewell. If you desire, in lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in her name to: Treasure Coast Hospice, Fort Pierce, Florida, in recognition of superior professional, and loving care provided by the ‘dove team’.

Ralph H. Cessna, III-March 17, 1943 – March 20, 2019

Ralph H. Cessna, III-(March 17, 1943 – March 20, 2019) Ralph Howard Cessna III, 76, passed away March 20, 2019 at his home in Port St. Lucie, FL. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Gerri Cessna, daughter Yvette Dawn Cessna Smith, her husband Jeffrey, son Timothy Howard Cessna and his wife Tahra, and grandchildren: Stefanie, Archie, Tyler, Joshua, Cheyanne, Alexis, Clayton, Gavin and Gage, great granddaughters: Sky and Aubrey, and his sisters: Ann Marshall and Connie Ryland. He is proceeded in death by his mother Hermina, his father Ralph Howard Cessna Jr. and son James Mark Kraus.

Ralph was born in Fremont, Ohio on March 17, 1943 and raised on the family farm in Jerry City. He graduated Elmwood Highschool in 1961 and went on to attend Ohio State University before enlisting in the US Navy. Ralph was a Navy Corpsman during the early stages of the Vietnam War and was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct, Armed Forces Expeditionary (Vietnam Service), National Defense Service, Republic of Vietnam Campaign with Device, and First award for period ending October 16, 1967.

His love of farming instilled in him at an early age, was found again on the golf course where he worked over a span of 19 years, making courses beautiful as a superintendent. Ralph was very passionate about the Boy Scouts of America. He was involved in scouting for over 34 years and helped over 20 scouts, including his youngest son, gain the rank of Eagle. The last few years he served as Chairman of the Eagle Board with the Indian River District. Ralph believed in God, Country and Family and it showed in everything he did, always giving 110% and raised his kids to do the same.

The family is asking in lieu of flowers, donations be made in honor of Ralph Howard Cessna III to the Boy Scouts of America, Gulf Stream Council, 8835 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410.

Capt. Arnold E. Pryhuber-December 07, 1932 – March 19, 2019

Capt. Arnold E. Pryhuber-(December 07, 1932 – March 19, 2019) Captain Arnold E. Pryhuber, 86, of Stuart, Florida, passed away on March 19, 2019.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, he had been a resident of Stuart for 36 years. He was a professional pilot specializing in corporate and private clientele, such as Gov Jeb Bush, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. His love of flying began as a teenager and spanned over 60 years. His career also spanned additional occupations including Honorary Colonel in the Confederate Airforce, Aeronautical Engineer, A&P Mechanic and Real-estate Broker. He also enjoyed Restoring Aircraft, Boating and Fishing.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Yvonne Pryhuber of Stuart; his son, Steven and wife Miriam of Palm City, Florida; his grandchildren, Staff Sergeant Steven Pryhuber USAF and Natalie Pryhuber and his great grandchildren, Ayden and Tristan of Fort Worth Texas, predeceased by Son Craig Pryhuber.

There will be a memorial service at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Forest Hills Palm City Chapel, Palm City, Florida.

For those who wish contributions may be made to Kane Center, 900 SE Salerno Road, Stuart, FL 34997 · 772-223-7800, or on line at in Arnold’s memory.

Barbara J. Dussey-August 30, 1939 – March 18, 2019

Barbara J. Dussey-(August 30, 1939 – March 18, 2019) Barbara Dussey of Palm City peacefully passed on Monday, March 18, 2019. Barbara chose a life devoted to her late husband, Charles Dussey. She had an unwavering faith in God and spent her mornings in daily mass at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church before serving her clients at Indian River Travel. Barbara enchanted everyone she met with her prayerfulness and dedication to all work in God’s name.

A visitation will be held at Forest Hills Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 26 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. A mass will be held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church on Wednesday, March 27 at 10:00 AM followed by entombment into Forest Hills Memorial Park.

Eugene “Gene” Portuallo-July 11, 1927 – March 17, 2019

Eugene “Gene” Portuallo-(July 11, 1927 – March 17, 2019) Eugene Portuallo, 91, of Jensen Beach, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, March 17, 2019.

Eugene was born on July 11, 1927 in New York city. He married his lovely wife, Marie, 61 years ago. They honeymooned in Miami Beach and decided to create a family in South Florida. He will be missed by his wife, his three children, Gina, Thomas and Denise, his seven grandchildren, and his two great grandchildren with a third on the way.

Gene was devoted to his family and community. He was a retired District Insurance Manager and a Grand Knight with the Knights of Columbus. Gene was an accomplished musician and a member of the Stuart and Port St. Lucie Community Bands.

A Catholic Mass will take place on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Stuart, at 10:00AM.


Leo F. Hopkins-November 15, 1924 – March 15, 2019

Leo F. Hopkins-(November 15, 1924 – March 15, 2019) Leo F Hopkins of Stuart Florida passed away peacefully at home on Friday March 15, 2019. Leo was preceded in death by his wife Helen (Gilroy) Hopkins who passed away November 5, 2009.

He will be remembered by his son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Judy Hopkins, his three granddaughters, Courtney Sanchez and Cesar Sanchez, Colleen Hopkins and Abigail Lewis and Ross Lewis and great-grandsons Geoffrey Lewis, Franklin Lewis and Mateo Sanchez.

Leo was born in Scranton, PA the first son of Francis X. and Mary (Crane) Hopkins. They had ten children, four boys and six girls. Leo loved his large extended family which included over 50 nieces and nephews and their spouses and children. Helen’s family, also from Scranton, was equally important to Leo. There were almost as many nieces and nephews on his wife’s side of this large family. Leo was always the happiest when he could share time with his family.

Leo was a World War II veteran. He served aboard the USS Franklin CV-13 one of 24 Essex class carriers used in the war. To this day it is still the most decorated ship in US Naval history. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1945.

After entering into private life Leo began a lifelong career in Sales. He began selling meat for Swift and company in Scranton. He had a stint as a record salesman for Capital records but then returned to selling fine meats to restaurants and country clubs for the rest of his professional career. He settled his family in Syracuse, NY. He ultimately became successful enough to establish his own company, Leo F. Hopkins, Inc. He loved the lake house he owned on Otisco Lake, NY. He always wanted to live in Florida and move away from the snowy Syracuse winters. He was fortunate to retire at 58 and move to Stuart, Fl with is wife and enjoy a long retirement.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday March 19, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Forest Hills Funeral Home in Palm City, FL. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM Wednesday March 20, 2019 at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church 1200 SE 10th Street Stuart, Florida. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.


Erma J. Eagen-December 10, 1940 – March 12, 2019

Erma J. Eagen-(December 10, 1940 – March 12, 2019) Erma Jean Eagen 78, of Stuart FL, passed away on March 12, 2019 with her loving family at her side.

She was born on December 10, 1940 in Strong City, Kansas a daughter to the late Neil Kenneth Graham and Mildred Lucille Burton.

Erma was a nurse’s aide and a loving and compassionate mother and wife. She was a Methodist by faith and a long standing member of the First United Methodist Church in Stuart. She was also a life member of both Jobs Daughters and Good Samaritan organizations.

In addition to her parents she is predeceased by a daughter Tammy Hill.

Erma is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, James at home in Stuart; daughter Tina Ryan and husband Harry in Jasper FL; daughter Karen a Goodner and husband David of Port Saint Lucie FL; grandsons Joseph Hill Jr, Michael Hill and granddaughter Becky Hill of Port Saint Lucie, FL; grandson Harry J. Ryan and wife Joyce of Jasper FL; great-grandchildren Rena and Callie Ryan of Jasper FL; granddaughter Krista Bibeau of Ocala FL and Kaitlyn Bibeau of Port Saint Lucie FL.

Friends will be received at 9 A.M. on Thursday March 14, 2019 until the time of service at 10 A.M at Forest Hills Funeral Home Palm City. Inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family

Edwin Everett Mortell, III-September 3, 1964 – March 8, 2019

Edwin Everett Mortell, III-(September 3, 1964 – March 8, 2019) Edwin Everett “Ted” Mortell, III, 54, of Stuart, FL, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 8, 2019.

A long-time resident of Stuart, FL, Ted moved here in 1982 with his family. Ted completed his undergraduate degree at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX and received his Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University. He is a congregant of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Ted is survived by his wife of 27 years, Melissa Ann “Missy” Mortell, of Stuart, FL; his three sons, Grant Parker Mortell, Reid Connor Mortell and Clark Robert Mortell; his father, Edwin Everett Mortell, Jr., of Stuart, FL; and his brothers, Michael Mortell, his wife, Lindsay Mortell, and Patrick Mortell, all of Stuart, FL. Ted is predeceased by his mother Carolyn Olson Mortell.

A Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Stuart Chapel of Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, 961 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL 34994 with an evening prayer vigil at 7:30 pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 10:30 am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1200 SE 10th Street, Stuart, FL.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in loving memory of Ted can be made to The Coastal Conservation Association, CCA Florida – or The Pine School, Re: Development Office, 12350 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL 33455.

Artie Cullen Rowell Timmerman- January 9, 1928 – March 8, 2019

Artie Cullen Rowell Timmerman- (January 9, 1928 – March 8, 2019) Artie Cullen Rowell Timmerman, 91, passed away at Treasure Coast Hospice House on March 8th, 2019.

On January 9th, 1928, Artie was delivered to Daisy and Arthur Rowell by Dr. Parker on the kitchen table at their home in Indiantown. Named after her father, Artie was the eldest of 2 siblings, sister, Emily Jane Lecher and brother, John P. Rowell, (both deceased). The family moved to Stuart 13 years later where Artie attended and graduated from Martin County High School and was a member of the girls’ basketball team. In 1947, she married Willis Timmerman (deceased), who was a decorated WWII Navy UDT Frogman (Seal).

Artie was a devoted mother, and after divorce in 1965, Artie single-handedly raised her 3 sons on her own, working at The Stuart News during the day and waitressing at night. Best described as a strong, independent and giving person, Artie became one of the first women to be accepted into the Rotary Club, and in 1999, was honored with the Paul Harris Fellow award, Rotary’s highest recognition.

Artie loved to travel! She delighted in visiting many destinations around the world such as Tahiti, Australia, New Zealand and the Fiji Islands. She joined a group of fellow travelers from Indian River Community College touring Greece, Italy, France and Austria. She also enjoyed numerous cruises to various eastern and western Caribbean islands.

A loyal member of the First United Methodist Church of Stuart, Artie joined groups of friends from the church on trips to Alaska, the Bahamas and many of their retreats. In 1999, sponsored by Monica Daly, a Stephen Minister, Artie found much gratification in experiencing the Walk to Emmaus, a three-day retreat under the auspices of the United Methodist Church.

Artie even went salmon fishing in Canada where she successfully landed a big one!
Although she had a series of health challenges later in life, “you rarely heard a complaint from Artie, and when she was able, always had a smile on her face” said her many of friends at Stuart Rehabilitation & Healthcare, where she resided the last year and a half of her life.

She is survived by her three sons, William, of Jensen Beach, Ronald, of Palm City and John Timmerman of Graniteville, SC. and daughters-in-law, Darlene, of Palm City and Joyce, of Graniteville, SC. She has 2 grandchildren, William Bryan, of Jensen Beach, Dylan of Graniteville, South Carolina, and one great-grandson, Ethan of Jensen Beach.

The family will honor Artie’s life privately and requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her name to Treasure Coast Hospice or to the First United Methodist Church of Stuart.


Priscilla Lou (Keck) Lockwood Dalton-May 29, 1940 – March 9, 2019

Priscilla Lou (Keck) Lockwood Dalton-(May 29, 1940 – March 9, 2019) Priscilla was taken to her heavenly home March 9, 2019 at age 78 due to a short illness.

Born in Lansing, MI to Myrtle and Alvin Keck. Priscilla moved to Florida to live with her mother and the man she would call her dad, Art Lockwood. She met and fell in love with Gerald Dalton, married Nov. 1960 welcoming their only child Dec 16, 1962. Amazing stay at home mother to Brian Dalton until she became a teller with Suntrust Bank in West Palm Beach, Fl until she transferred to the Stuart location to help care for her parents. She volunteered in the book store at the Flea Market and at Hospice in Stuart, Fl, making the most of each day until she was taken to her heavenly home March 9, 2019 at age 78 due to a short illness.

She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald Dalton and sister Judith Towle. She is survived by her son Brian and daughter-in-law Melissa Dalton of Port St Lucie, FL, Grandsons Baine Dalton, Brad and wife Jasmine Dalton, and Kalen Dill of Easley, SC and Matthew Dill of Taylors, SC, Great Grandson Brian Baylee Dalton and his mother Cayla Allen of Marietta, SC, and Great Granddaughter Skylar Sienna-Rose Dalton due any time to Brad and Jasmine, sister Marilyn and her husband Jack Pearce of Howell, MI, niece but daughter in spirit Rene McMasters and her husband Paul of Rock Hill, SC, niece Sherry and husband Mark Robinson of Marietta, GA, extended family Shirley and son James Eskew of Taylors, SC, family friend Blaine Peltier of Bluffton, SC and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.

She also leaves behind many friends and those whose lives she touched in some small way either who knew her at Parkview Condominiums, the book store at the Stuart Flea Market or at Sandsprit Park on her many walks feeding the squirrels and birds.

There will be a celebration of her life held at Sandsprit Park on May 14th, 2019 at 10:00 am

In memory of our little lady with the huge heart, give to Treasure Coast Hospice or make it a point every day to say a kind word to at least one person, feed a squirrel a peanut, read and share a book, and make the world a better place by being in it!

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted in the care to Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, Stuart Chapel.


Edith A. SCALA-February 17, 1932 – March 8, 2019

Edith A. SCALA-(February 17, 1932 – March 8, 2019) Edith A. Scala was born on February 17, 1932 and passed away on March 8, 2019. A daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother and a homemaker, Edie passed away peacefully at Treasure Coast Hospice in Ft. Pierce, March 8, 2019 after 87 full years. Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey she grew to be a majorette in the Perth Amboy Fife Drum and Bugle Corps where she caught the eye of Louis Scala who met and then married her on November 24, 1950. She and her husband built a life and home in Laurence Harbor New Jersey where she raised a son and daughter. She retired to Spanish Lakes country Club in Ft. Pierce, Florida in 1983 and quickly became part of a vibrant community of active retirees. She became an avid doll collector and was well known throughout the community for her extensive collection. She always set a lavish table for holidays welcoming family and friends to enjoy her company, cooking and share in the joy of living. She was preceded in death by her oldest sister, Edna. Survivors include her loving husband Louis Scala, sister Pearl Toth and her husband Walter; her daughter Sandy Peterson and her sweet son in law Ivan; her son Danny Scala and his wife Denise; two granddaughters Jessie and Lisa.

Arnold ALCIDOR-May 27, 1940 – March 7, 2019

Arnold ALCIDOR-(May 27, 1940 – March 7, 2019) Arnold Alcidor of Fort Pierce, Florida passed away March 7, 2019. Born in Haiti to his parents Sylvio Alcidor and Erzulie Louidor. Arnold leaves behind his beloved wife Exalucia Alcidor and children; Sylverice, Lucia, Ulrick, Schmidt, Vivianne, Myrline, Alberte, Yoleine, Lourdie, Alan, Emmanuel, Djoulie, Jackson, Adeline, Voltaire, Henry, Patricia, Constant and Lionel. He leaves behind his siblings, Lovens Alcidor, Gertrude Pachoute, Cameus Alcidor, Amandee Alcidor, Sude Alcidor and Cecile Alcidor. Arnold was a grandfather to 51 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. A Visitation for Mr. Alcidor will be held on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 7:30-9pm at Notre-Dame Mission Catholic Church, 217 US-1, Fort Pierce, FL 34951. The Funeral Service will take place Saturday March 16, 2019 at 11:30 am at Notre Dame Misson Catholic Church as well.

Russell G. Vernon-December 28, 1947 – March 04, 2019

Russell G. Vernon-(December 28, 1947 – March 04, 2019) Russell G. Vernon, age 71, of Palm City, Florida, passed away way too soon from lung cancer on Monday, March 4, 2019 surrounded by his family. Born December 28, 1947, in Louisville, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Woodrow Vernon and Golda (Braden) Vernon.

Russ is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Ann Bulman Vernon; along with four daughters; Janie (Ronnie) Miller, Karla (David) Smith, Leanne (Bailey) Witt and Julie (Rob) Banasiak; seven grandchildren, Ryan (Tina) Miller, Charlotte and Ben Smith, Brady and Brooke Banasiak, Anna and Becca Witt; and one great-grandchild, Levi Miller; sister Paula (Chuck) Dusel; and many loving nieces, nephews, and relatives. Russ was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all.

Russ graduated from the University of Louisville with Honors in Physics. He had a long-respected career as a Physicist in the defense industry. He worked hard and played harder. He was full of adventure and loved to travel. He was larger than life and loved to laugh. His family was his pride and joy.

Family and Friends Visitation for Russ will begin at 2:00 PM, Monday, March 11th at Forest Hills Memorial Park and Chapel on 2001 SW Murphy Road, Palm City, FL 34990. Celebration of Life Service to begin at 4:00PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society or to the Barth Syndrome Foundation.

Richard J. Polis-May 30, 1958 – March 3, 2019

Richard J. Polis-(May 30, 1958 – March 3, 2019) Richard J. “Rick” Polis, 60, of Jensen Beach, FL, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019.

Born to George Polis and Catherine (nee Reilly) Polis in Worcester, MA was raised in Oxford, MA, Rick excelled in high school athletics such as cross country, basketball and golf. Rick moved to Florida in 1998 to pursue his long standing career lawn agriculture. He was the owner of his own landscape business, “Green Earth Landscaping” and eventually became the Golf Course Superintendent at Island Dunes County Club on Hutchinson Island, FL.

One of Rick’s many interests included listening to Bruce Springsteen. He was an excellent golfer with a competitive spirit and revered by all. He loved to follow sports especially the Boston Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins and New England Patriots. Most of all Rick loved his family, he was a devoted father, grandfather and friend.

He is survived by his daughter Tina Brown and son-in-law Eric Brown, son John Polis (Veleka Berry) and his mother Catherine Polis, sister Christine Anastasi,brother William Polis, many nieces and nephews and his grandchildren, Claire and Henry Brown,”Jiggy” Rick’s beloved dog. He was predeceased by his father George Polis, brother David Polis and sister Susan Jandrow.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 2:00- 4:00 at the Stuart Chapel of Martin Funeral Home and Crematory, 961 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL.

Memorial donations in loving memory of Rick can be made to the American Heart Association,7272 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75231.

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted in the care of Martin Funeral Home & Crematory. Online condolences and expressions of sympathy can be made by visiting

Edward C Brunell Sr.-July 11, 1939 – March 1, 2019

Edward C Brunell Sr.-(July 11, 1939 – March 1, 2019) dward C. Brunell Sr. “Grumpy / Butch” peacefully passed away at his home with his family at his side on March 1, 2019. He was a devoted father and loyal friend. He had a love for Disney, golf, fishing, boating, along with his many meals at Denny’s. Ed served in the U.S. Army and belonged to the Teamster’s U.S.A.. He was a former member of Greater Wildwood and Deptford Elk’s Lodge.

Ed was predeceased by his loving wife, Eleanor Brunell nee Biggins and a son , Christopher Brunell.

He is survived by his son, Edward C. Brunell Jr. and his wife Diana Brunell nee Gant;, 2 grandchildren, Katherine and Christian Brunell, of New Jersey; daughter, Barbara Lynn Howard nee Brunell and her husband Stephen Brunks; grandchildren, Melissa, Timothy, and Jeramie Howard of Port St. Lucie, Florida; son, Jeffrey Brunell and his wife, Sharon nee Timmons, grandchildren, Kameron and Kylie Brunell, of Historical New Castle, Delaware; and a sister, Caryl Elford nee Brunell of Columbia, Ohio and Fort Pierce, Florida.

Buren Ray Stedham-May 03, 1931 – March 03, 2019

Buren Ray Stedham-(May 03, 1931 – March 03, 2019)

Buren Ray Stedham, 87, of Port St. Lucie, passed away March 3, 2019. He was born in Molton Heights, Alabama and had been a resident of Port St. Lucie for 33 years, having relocated from Canal Point, FL. He was a minister at Central Baptist Church in Port St. Lucie.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Patricia Stedham of Port St. Lucie; sons, John Stedham of Lake Worth and James Stedham and his wife Darcy of Stuart; grandson, Joshua James Stedham and his wife Chloe; granddaughter, Julia Lissette Stedham; great granddaughter, Olivia Rose Stedham; and a niece, Pamela Abbott of Nashville, TN.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Evelyn Whipple.

Visitation: 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Monday, March 11, 2019 at Central Baptist Church in Port St. Lucie

Funeral Service: immediately following the visitation in the church

Burial will take place in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City.

Marilyn J. Groves-January 07, 1934 – March 03, 2019

Marilyn J. Groves-(January 07, 1934 – March 03, 2019) Marilyn Joyce Groves (85), daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend and longtime resident of Florida was welcomed to Heaven on Sunday evening, March 3, 2019, at Solaris Healthcare in Stuart, FL.

Marilyn was born on January 7, 1934, in Redwood Falls, MN to Rev. James and Queen (LaBanta) Rutgers.

Marilyn grew up in Minnesota and attended Annandale High School. She attended Vennard College in Iowa where she studied the Bible. From 1963-1965, she served as matron in the girl’s dormitory at Bethany Children’s Home in Campton, KY. It was during her service at this orphanage that she met and fell in love with Harold Groves of Reynoldsville, PA, who was serving at Bethany in a short-term mission capacity.

Marilyn married Harold Groves on August 28, 1965 in Paynesville, Minnesota after which they moved to Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania to Harold’s dairy farm. They were blessed with two sons, James (1967) and Daniel (1969). After selling the farm in 1972, the Groves family moved to Florida – first in St. Petersburg, and then to Hobe Sound, before settling in Stuart in 1979.

In the late 1980’s, the family visited the Stuart Alliance Church and discovered the pastor, James Brocious, had worked on Harold’s Pennsylvania farm as a teenager decades prior. This became their church home, and Harold and Marilyn remained active and engaged there until each of them joined Jesus and each other in Heaven. After Harold died in 1993, the Stuart Alliance Church was an essential source of Marilyn’s friendships, community and spiritual strength.

Marilyn had a special love for basketball. Growing up, we remember how she would listen to the Martin County High School games on the radio; and later became a fan of the University of Kentucky Wildcats. Marilyn also enjoyed reading, bowling, word search puzzles, singing and bingo. In fact, it was while she was bowling (at 83 years old) that she fell and broke her hip. Rehab challenges led to a longer than planned stay at Solaris, and she constantly looked forward to returning to her home.

She loved sending greeting cards to family and friends, and anyone within her orbit was guaranteed to have their birthday or anniversary, or any other holiday or special date remembered.

Regardless of all her passions, above all else Marilyn enjoyed reading her Bible and spending personal time with God. She was in God’s Word every single day. It was her constant source of peace, comfort, stability and hope. Marilyn prayed consistently for her family, friends and church. During her time at Solaris, nurses and staff would come into her room in the mornings, see her in a time of devotions, and ask her to pray for them. They said she always happily responded that she would do that.

Marilyn became well-loved at Solaris. It was impossible not to like her. Marilyn was always smiling, rarely downcast, never complaining and never critical of others. This was a hallmark of Marilyn throughout her life, not just the final years. The evidence of Jesus’ love was always on her countenance, and that attracted everyone nearby to her.

In the fall of 2018, Marilyn began to have health issues that continued to decline. On February 14, 2019 she shared a dream with us that gave us the assurance that she was at peace and the comfort that our mother was being held in the arms of Jesus.

We miss you, Mom, but we are happy you are reunited with Dad and celebrating with Jesus.

Linda Bouwman-October 3, 1950 – March 2, 2019

Linda Bouwman-(October 3, 1950 – March 2, 2019) Linda Bouwman, age 68, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 2nd, following a brave battle against cancer. She is survived by her husband of 18 years, Jim Bouwman of Stuart, FL, daughters Letty Nowak of Key West, FL and Lindy Nowak of Miami Beach, FL, son Walter John Nowak of Stuart, FL and grandson Jagger Nowak Venter of Key West, FL.

Linda was a graduate of Ferris State College and Western Michigan University with degrees in teaching and administration. She most recently taught 2nd-4th grade at Hope Rural School Catholic School in Indiantown. She will be remembered as a lover of Florida lifestyle, including tennis, walking, boating, and the arts and shopping. As well as for her kindness and love for her family, friends and acquaintances.

There will be a celebration of Linda’s life on Friday March, 15 at 11:00 AM at Aycock Funeral Home in Jensen Beach, FL.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Linda’s name may be made to help fund colon cancer and rare tumor research at Moore’s Cancer Center.

By check please make your check out to the UC San Diego Foundation and Indicate on the memo line that your gift is designated to the Luau Cancer Center fund or Fund #3825. Please indicate on the check or in an accompanying note that your gift is being made in memory of Linda Nowak-Bouwman.

Checks can be mailed to: The Gift Processing Office, UC San Diego Foundation, 9500 Gilman Drive #0940, La Jolla, CA 92093-0940

By Credit card: You can give online with your credit card by going to our UC San Diego Foundation secure giving page, hyperlinked below, that is already prepopulated for this fund: The Luau Cancer Center Fund . As you completer the online donation form, please indicate at the bottom or the first page that your gift is in memory of Linda Nowak-Bouwman.

George W. Bush, Jr.-May 04, 1964 – March 02, 2019

George W. Bush, Jr.-(May 04, 1964 – March 02, 2019) George W. Bush, Jr., 54, of Palm City, Florida passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 2, 2019, after a four year battle with cancer.

George was born on May 4, 1964 in Philadelphia, PA to the late George and Dolores Bush. A brilliant man, he graduated from Georgetown University in 1986 and Cornell Law School in 1991, moving to Palm Beach, FL, shortly thereafter. In 2002, he moved to Palm City, FL, and began making an impact in the Martin County community. As a lawyer, he was loved by many and respected by all, being double board certified in Business Litigation and Condominium & Planned Development Law, as a partner of Fox McCluskey Bush Robison, PLLC.

His love for vacations, airshows, and the Eagles were among the list of things that made him who he was. His humor, courage, and generosity touched those around him. A true gentleman, his love for others meant that he was always everyone’s best friend and made a difference in their lives. A hero to all who knew him. George made it his mission to help others diagnosed with cancer, reminding them to never take the doctor’s first offer when given a prognosis. He lived his life to the fullest and enriched the lives of others along the way. He will be deeply missed and his legacy will never be forgotten.

George leaves his memories to be cherished by his loving wife, Vicki, and three children, Trey, Zander, and Victoria.

A Celebration of Life will take place on Friday, March 22, from 4-6 pm at Indian Riverside Park in Jensen Beach. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution can be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

Virginia “Ginny Ann” Giannetto-December 6, 1963 – February 28, 2019

Virginia “Ginny Ann” Giannetto-(December 6, 1963 – February 28, 2019) Virginia “Ginny Ann” Giannetto was born on December 6, 1963 and passed away on February 28, 2019.

William C. Kunnath-February 04, 1934 – February 28, 2019

William C. Kunnath-(February 04, 1934 – February 28, 2019) William Clifford Kunnath peacefully fainted into the arms of Jesus, on February 28 surrounded by family after a long illness.

Bill was born at Harper Hospital in Detroit, Michigan on February 4, 1934. His early boyhood was spent in Detroit and later in Belleville, Michigan.

He joined the Michigan National Guard, the Army, then on to the Air Force serving in Fort Huachuca, AZ as an airport tower operator – Infantry.

Always interested in airplanes and flying he went to school at Northrup to become an A & P Mechanic. After completing those requirements, the school offered him a full scholarship to study Aeronautical Engineering. Which he did. He particularly enjoyed drawing and designing airplane wings. However, after completing all this schooling he realized he could earn a better living for his family as a car salesman and began his business career. He founded a leasing company, an insurance company, and was a co-investor of a Christian Book Distributorship, a PODS franchise holder in New England and started 30 plus companies which he fondly said “some worked and some didn’t”.

His interests were varied. He enjoyed baseball (would have liked to be a major catcher) but wasn’t chosen. Swimming and scuba diving along with boating, fishing, flying airplanes, cars including race cars, multiple horses both for pleasure and racing, guns, football, music, art, mathematics, history, philosophy and life long learning were his passions.

Always the student he loved reading the Bible and talking to others about it and how the Holy Spirit had changed and was changing his life. He enjoyed having Bible studies in his office board room where many local businessmen participated and rotated through the group. We understand the group is in existence 40 years later with two of the original businessmen still participating. He also was used by the Holy Spirit to influence many people around the world to God’s glory.

He is survived by wife, Vera, sons; Gary Bradford (Cheech) and two grandsons; Daniel O’Hara (Denise) and two granddaughters; Christopher O’Hara; and Daughters: Vikki Gysin (Tim) and two grandsons and three great grandchildren; Paula Swanson and three grandsons, Dorothy Cantrell (Tom) and one daughter and two sons.

Bill always said to our children “focus on your marriage commitment”. In remembering this, a poem written to Bill on our January wedding day seemed appropriate to share today.

January is the perfect time for the birth of the blending of our lives here on earth

With our friends and family gathered round us today, We’ll meet at the altar our vows to relay

To confirm to God what we already know and pray that His Blessings on us He’ll bestow

As my hand and my heart extend out to you, I know yours is reaching out too

My wishes, my dreams, they have all come true with the joy and beauty of knowing you.

You’re the beginning, the present and the end of my day, You’re the wonder of love, growing, meant to stay.

There’s a quiet place, where love can renew where the world doesn’t reach; that quiet place, Bill, is with you.

Today as we look in each other’s eyes we know that someone wonderful and wise has joined our hands together now for His special work we know not how.

With love today and all our tomorrows.

In reflection over the forty years which have passed since this was written, we can confess that God has gracefully Blessed us both. Through our lives blended together we can see relationships with others that have touched us deeply and hopefully we have touched others as well.


Blanca Acosta Tatum-March 17, 1935 – February 27, 2019

Blanca Acosta Tatum-(March 17, 1935 – February 27, 2019) Blanca Acosta Tatum, 83, of Port St. Lucie, Florida passed away February 27, 2019.

Blanca was born in Manhattan, New York to the late Victor Acosta and Estela Acosta (Rabainne). She relocated to Lake Worth, Florida before residing in California from 1970-2000. From 2000-2016, Blanca was a resident of Amelia Island, Florida. In 2016, she settled on The Treasure Coast , where she called home until her passing. Blanca was a graduate from Katherine Gibbs College and spent many years working as an executive secretary. She was active as a Jaycee wife, along with her volunteer efforts with El Camino Hospital, in California and Tradition Medical Center, in Port St. Lucie. In her spare time, Blanca enjoyed playing Bingo and travelling. Blanca and her husband, John went on 37 cruises. Blanca was a loving mother to her daughter, Karen and doting grandmother. Blanca cherished the time spent with her family and friends and adored her daughter and grandchildren.

Blanca is survived by her husband, John Tatum; daughter, Karen Farrell (Mike); grandchildren, Ryan Farrell (Melissa), Kelly Balentine (Josh), and Sarah Farrell; along with numerous cousins.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled in Blanca’s honor on Friday March 15, 2019 at 11 am at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Inurnment will follow at Bosque Bello Cemetery in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Memorial Contributions may be made to; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Rosibel Morales-June 19, 1933 – February 24, 2019

Rosibel Morales-(June 19, 1933 – February 24, 2019) Rosibel Morales was born on June 19, 1933 and passed away on February 24, 2019 in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Lorraine Marie Martz-November 20, 1929 – February 24, 2019

Lorraine Marie Martz-(November 20, 1929 – February 24, 2019) Lorraine Martz, 89, a resident of Jensen Beach, departed this life Sunday, February 24, 2019. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Alfred Martz, and sons, Douglas and David Watkoskey. She is survived by her children, Anthony Watkoskey, Patricia Huntley, Kathy Martz and Timothy Martz; daughter-in-law, Dale Watkoskey; grandchildren, William Watkoskey, Matthew Watkoskey, Kelsey Watkoskey, Jonathan Martz, John Hartline, Kathlene Clines, Timothy Stanford, and F.X. Watkoskey; and many other loving family members and friends. Lorraine volunteered her time at hospitals in New Jersey and Florida. She also enjoyed traveling all over the world and later in life loved to take cruises. A service is planned for a later date in New Jersey.

Robert Lee Conklin-September 26, 1930 – February 27, 2019

Robert Lee Conklin-(September 26, 1930 – February 27, 2019) obert Lee Conklin September 26 1930- February 27 2019 Has resided in Jensen Beach, Florida for the past 41 years. He is previously from New Jersey. He is survived by his wife Ann and 3 daughters, Ann Marie and her husband Paul Daly, Barbara and her husband Sam Amerson, and Cindy and husband Jerry Brokaw. He had 4 grandchildren whom he adored, Justin, Joseph, Meghan and Tyler. He is also survived by a brother Ted from New Jersey and sister Iris from Ohio. He will be dearly missed by all. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 10:00am to 11:00am at Aycock Funeral Home in Jensen Beach, Florida. A service will be at 11:00am. Arrangement entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Jensen Beach, Florida.

He is survived by his wife Ann and 3 daughters, Ann Marie and her husband Paul Daly, Barbara and her husband Sam Amerson, and Cindy and husband Jerry Brokaw. He had 4 grandchildren whom he adored, Justin, Joseph, Meghan and Tyler

Joan Carol Zimmer Romanovsky-March 13, 1939 – February 22, 2019

Joan Carol Zimmer Romanovsky-(March 13, 1939 – February 22, 2019) Joan Carol Zimmer Romanovsky, 79, of Palm City, Florida, passed away on February 13, 2019 at her home.

Joan was born in Flushing Long Island, New York on March 13, 1939, to Janet and Benedict Zimmer. She had been a resident of Palm City for 2 years coming from Kissimmee, Florida and previously Piscataway, New Jersey. She is predeceased by her parents and her husband of 56 years William L. Romanovsky Jr.

Before retiring she was employed in banking. She enjoyed sewing, crafting, fishing, and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her sons, Michael Romanovsky and his wife Phyllis of Southport, NC, David Romanovsky and his wife Christina of Palm City FL and William Romanovsky III of St. Cloud, FL; her grandchildren Matthew and Gianna Romanovsky; her brothers, Jim Zimmer and his wife Peggy of Ormond Beach, FL, Benedict Zimmer of Lebanon, NJ and her sister Janet Wilcock of Valencia Lakes, FL.

There will be a memorial service at 2:00 PM on Friday, March 8, 2019 at the Forest Hills Palm City Chapel, 2001 SW Murphy Rd, Palm City, FL 34990 .

Rhett R. Keene-June 23, 1973 – February 21, 2019

Rhett R. Keene-(June 23, 1973 – February 21, 2019) Rhett Keene, loving and devoted husband and father of two boys, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at the age of 45.

Rhett was born in Tampa, FL, on June 23, 1973, to Russell & Dian (Overstreet) Keene. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from the University of Florida in 1997. He worked for the Hillsborough County Department of Health until 2001, when he moved to Stuart, FL, to begin a successful career as a civil engineer with CAPTEC Engineering, where he worked for almost seventeen years. On October 19, 2002, he married his college sweetheart, Candi Clower Keene. They have two sons, Corbin (age 13) and Bryce (age 12).

Rhett was a humble man of few words, who enjoyed his work and spending time with his family. He loved fishing and target shooting and was an avid Gator fan. He was an involved father, at home, and in the boys’ activities, having helped coach t-ball and baseball, camping with the Cub Scouts and helping out with the annual Cub Scout Pinewood Derby. It was also his job to help with the boys’ science projects. He was the president of his neighborhood HOA board, because no one else wanted the job, and it was just like him to step in wherever he was needed.

Rhett was preceded in death by his father, Ira, and his grandmother Ruth Overstreet. He is survived by his wife, Candi, his sons, Corbin and Bryce, his mother, Diana Keene, his sister, Sienna Agan (Neil Ravenna), several uncles, aunts and cousins, two nephews and a niece.

A celebration of life will be held at 2PM on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at Christ Fellowship, 10205 SW Pratt Whitney Road, Stuart, FL. There will be a reception following the service at 4PM at the clubhouse in the Highlands Reserve Neighborhood, 6313 SW Bald Eagle Drive, Palm City, FL. Please go to the MAIN gate of Highlands Reserve, and at the virtual gate, state that you are there for the “Keene Memorial.”

Donations may be made in Rhett’s honor to Treasure Coast Hospice at Treasure Health, 1201 SE Indian Street, Stuart, FL 34997, or at 772/403-4500 or on line at or to the Moffit Cancer Center, at .

Gaspare “Gabby” Mirabile-November 08, 1925 – February 20, 2019

Gaspare “Gabby” Mirabile-(November 08, 1925 – February 20, 2019)

Gaspare, better known to his family and friends as Gabby, sadly passed away at home, peacefully with his family on February 20, 2019.

Gabby’s journey began the day he was born in Brooklyn on November 8, 1925. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. After that, he met the love of his life, Marie, and had four loving children.

He was a devout Roman Catholic at Holy Family Catholic Church. He enjoyed sitting in his prayer garden and spending precious time with family and four furry pets, Luna, Gabriella, O’Retta and Co Co. He was a man of few words, but his presence filled the room with his wisdom, spiritual guidance.

He was predeceased y his wife Marie and his daughter, Connie Scicotella, and is survived by his son Ronald and daughters, Nancy and Loretta Mirabile; three grandchildren, Cheryl Wooley, Philip and Richie and six great grandchildren, Jestina, Christopher, Brady. Leah, Brianna and Thomas.

His journey is over, but his legacy will live forever. He is now safely home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 PM on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City with military honors.

Larry S. Winter-May 4, 1951 – February 19, 2019

Larry S. Winter-(May 4, 1951 – February 19, 2019) Larry S. Winter was born on May 4, 1951 in Morris, MN and passed away on February 19, 2019 in Fort Pierce, FL.

Leo Coleman Clancy-May 15, 1932 – February 18, 2019

Leo Coleman Clancy-(May 15, 1932 – February 18, 2019)

Leo Coleman Clancy passed away on February 18, 2019 in Palm City, Florida at the age of 86 years old. He was born in Boston, the fourth of five children. His parents were Joseph J. and Theresa V. Clancy of Arlington, Massachusetts. He attended local schools, graduating from Arlington High School. Following his graduation from Dartmouth College in 1953, he served three years in the U.S. Army Security Agency, primarily in Asia, assigned to duty stations in Japan, Korea, the Philippines and Okinawa.

Returning to the U.S. in 1956, he began his professional career in Human Resource Management. He spent the next seven years working for several industrial corporations. In 1963, he joined the staff of Booz, Allen and Hamilton in New York City. During his 32-year career with Booz, Allen and Hamilton he was based in New York, Chicago, Paris and London. He was promoted to Partner in 1968 and Senior Partner in 1973. During his last decade with the firm, he was its Worldwide Chief Human Resource Partner.

Retiring in 1995, Leo and his wife Dolores moved to Harbour Ridge in Palm City, Florida where he served on the Community’s Board of Directors for three years. In 1998, he began a second career in public service, joining the United Way of Martin County as a Board Member. He was also a Board Member of the United Way Foundation from 2006 to 2012, serving as its President for the last three years.

He joined the Library Foundation of Martin County in 1999, serving as its President during 2010-2012. In 2017, he received the Knight Kiplinger Literacy Award for his contributions to the Library’s successful Adult Literacy Program.

He served for 25 years as Board Member of the United Negro College Fund, receiving the prestigious Frederick Patterson Award for Distinguished Service when he retired from the Board in 1996.

Leo is survived by his wife, Dolores, three daughters, Gayle Macklin (Duane) of Oro Valley, AZ, Christeen Triplett (Wayne) of Hickory, NC, and Alison Dodson of Houston, Texas., as well as two step-daughters, Denise Davis of Charlotte, NC and Cindy Cosgrove (Thomas) of Palm City, Florida. He also leaves 14 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and a sister, Martha Sheehan, of Plymouth, Mass. He was pre-deceased by his first wife, Margaret Louise Clancy in 1992, his step-daughter Patricia Strout in 2007, and his eldest daughter Cathleen Clancy in 2018.

There will be visitation from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Forest Hills Funeral Home and a Mass at 11:00 a.m. at the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, in Palm City, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Leo’s honor to the United Way of Martin County or the Martin County Library Foundation.

Barbara Galleher Bourgea-February 24, 1932 – February 16, 2019

Barbara Galleher Bourgea-(February 24, 1932 – February 16, 2019) Barbara Galleher Bourgea, 86, of Hobe Sound, passed away February 16, 2019. She was born in Taftville, Connecticut and had been a resident of Tequesta and Hobe Sound since the 1990’s, and she loved the intracoastal. She was a parishioner of St. Christopher Catholic Church in Hobe Sound.

She is survived by her sons, Patrick Galleher and his wife Julia Galleher, including their 4 sons, Patrick, William, Jack and Ryan; her eldest son, David Bromley and his wife Teri Bromley and their son Jason Bromley; her daughter, Paula Tabb and her husband Mike Tabb and their 5 children, Michael, Sarah, Jessica, Hannah and Nathaniel.

Memorial service will be at St. Christopher Catholic Church in Hobe Sound.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dementia Research in Barbara’s memory.

Beverly Ann Schimming – July 29, 1944 – February 13, 2019

Beverly Ann Schimming – (July 29, 1944 – February 13, 2019) Beverly Ann Schimming, 77, of Palm City, Florida. Passed away on February 13, 2019 at the Treasure Coast Hospice, Hay-Madeira House, Stuart, Florida.

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Ms Schimming grew up in Staten Island NY. She moved to Palm City Fl in 2016

Before retiring, she had worked at the Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY. She loved spending time with her family, especially her three handsome grandsons. Her grandsons were her whole world.

Survivors include her daughter, Tracey Currenti and her husband, Mike of Palm City; her sisters, Elaine M. Baker of Scotch Plains, NJ, Brenda Kissel of Boca Raton, FL, Estelle Holderman and her husband, Joel of Deerfield Beach, FL and Lori Ruocco and her husband, Dominick of Estero, FL; her grandsons, Michael Currenti Jr, Nicholas Currenti and Vincent Currenti all of Palm City her former husband and devoted friend Paul Schimming and many nieces and nephews who she loved. She was preceded in death by brother Edward F. Lunny Jr and her parents, Edward F. Lunny Sr. and Viola Mae Lunny.

There will be a private memorial service at 1:00 PM on February 20, 2019 at the Forest Hills Palm City Chapel.

Patricia Durso – June 8, 1937 – February 10, 2019

Patricia Durso – (June 8, 1937 – February 10, 2019) Patricia Durso, 81, of Port St. Lucie, FL, passed away peacefully with her husband and eldest daughter by her side on Sunday, February 10, 2019. Pat was born on June 8, 1937, in Detroit, Michigan to the late Michael and Helen (McCabe) Slota.

Pat was married to Carmen Durso for 60 years and they recently celebrated their anniversary in October. Pat was a talented floral and interior designer, theater goer and a music aficionado of all genres of music. She was a loving mother (of three) and grandmother (of two) who instilled confidence in all of her children, nieces and nephews. Pat was known for her love of reading and keeping her mind sharp with crossword puzzles, but will be most remembered for the love she had for her family and enjoying a good glass of wine.

Pat is survived by her husband, Carmen Durso, her children, Chris Durso of Chicago, IL; Kathy Sanders of Torre-Pacheco, Spain and Tracey Walper of Ann Arbor, MI; her two grandaughters, Eva Walper; and Kristina Folk and one great-grandson, Jayden, sister, Linda Ghadaf, and brothers, Jerry Slota, Mike Slota and Jeff Slota.

In addition to her parents, Pat was preceded in death by her sister, Jean Dunn and brother, WIlliam Slota.

The family would like to thank Treasure Coast Hospice for their compassionate care and guidance.

Funeral Details – Monday, February 18, 2019

Josephine H. Cooper – September 16, 1932 – February 10, 2019

Josephine H. Cooper – (September 16, 1932 – February 10, 2019) osephine Hall Cooper, 86, of Palm City, passed away February 10, 2019 at Salerno Bay Health and Rehabilitation in Stuart. She was born in New Castle, PA and had been a resident of Palm City since 1985, having relocated from Moon Township, PA. She attended Palm City Presbyterian Church. Josephine was very active during her lifetime, having worked at “Twinkles” in downtown Stuart, had operated several floral shops, made award winning wreaths, volunteered for “Tykes for Teens” and was an avid volunteer at Palm City Elementary where her grandson attended school.

She is survived by her daughters, Lisa Wolowicz (Raymond) of Moon Township, PA and Pati Hall of Palm City; grandchildren, Kaveh Rashidi-Yazd (Laurie Smith), Aveh Rashidi-Bolick (Chris), Sara Wolowicz Cremonese (Frank), John Wolowicz and John Michael Hall, 7 great grandchildren, brother, Anthony Martucci (Suzanne) and sister, Patricia Haney (Edward). She was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, Otis “Toby” Hall in 1983, her second husband, Ralph Cooper in 1997, and her daughter, Diane Rashidi-Yazd in 2010.

Visitation: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City.

Funeral Service: 1:00 PM, Thursday in the funeral home chapel.

Craig Norris – May 06, 1951 – February 08, 2019

Craig Norris – (May 06, 1951 – February 08, 2019) Craig Norris, 67, of Palm City, Florida, passed away suddenly on February 8, 2019.

A lifelong resident of New Jersey, he retired to Pipers Landing in Palm City, FL. Before retiring, he was the President of Norris Insulation.

Survivors include his daughter, Kerri Norris of Boston, MA; his son, K.C. Norris of Brick, NJ and his brother, Keith Norris of Brielle, NJ.

Craig was a special man and lived life to the fullest. He was kind and generous and treated everyone equally. He was loved by all that knew him. He loved golfing, boating, his NY sports teams, his friends and family, and bringing people together. His smile was infectious and he took great pride in his sarcastic jokes. He will be missed greatly.

A Celebration of Life to honor Craig will be held at Pipers Landing, Palm City FL on Wednesday, February 13th from 1-3pm. A Celebration of Life will be held in NJ at the BayHead Shores Clubhouse, February 24th from 1-3pm.

Ewald L. “Wally” Kleinfeld – September 27, 1918 – February 08, 2019

Ewald L. “Wally” Kleinfeld – (September 27, 1918 – February 08, 2019) Ewald (Wally) L. Kleinfeld, 100, passed away peacefully February 8, 2019. Born September 27, 1918 in Saginaw, MI then calling home to Tarpon Springs and Stuart, FL. Wally’s life was an example of kindness, generosity, and adventure. He proudly served in the US Army in the 7071st Quartermaster Corps during World War II before building a family and career in Tarpon Springs. As a salesman for Prudential Insurance, he ensured a beautiful life for his wife, Grace, and three children. He devoted countless hours to his community through the Rotary Club and put his family above all else. Wally knew hard work, dedication and was a model for us all to live by through his marriage to Grace and faithfulness to God as a member of the Catholic Church. He loved his Greek food and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Spending time with family was where he found his true joy. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Ryan Kleinfeld and beloved wife, Grace. He is survived by his 3 children, Patricia Whitaker and husband, Tom, Paul Kleinfeld and wife, Helen, and Gary Kleinfeld, 8 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Service will be private. Interment will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park with military honors.

Kathleen Steigerwald – May 05, 1945 – February 07, 2019

Kathleen Steigerwald – (May 05, 1945 – February 07, 2019) Kathleen Steigerwald, 73, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, passed away on February 7, 2019 at the St. Lucie Medical Center, Port St. Lucie.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, she had been a resident of Port St. Lucie for 12 years coming from Lake Ronkonkoma, NY

Before retiring she was a medical office secretary. She had been a friend of Bill W’s and she was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Brunswick, Md

Survivors include her son, Michael Kozicki and his wife, Jennifer of Brunswick, MD; her daughters, Susan Klement and her husband, James of Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Christine Meoni and her husband, Kenny of Golden Valley, AZ and her grandchildren, Sara Klement, Jesse Klement and Melissa Meoni. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Steigerwald; her brother, Daniel Brunle and her parents, Frederick Wilhelm and Helen Brunle.

There will be a memorial gathering on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Forest Hills Palm City Chapel with a service at 5:30 PM.

For those who wish memorial contributions may be made to The American Legion, Donation Processing, PO Box 361626, Indianapolis, IN 46236-1626 in Kathleen’s memory.

Jaime F. McBride – August 22, 1978 – February 07, 2019

Jaime F. McBride – (August 22, 1978 – February 07, 2019) Jaime Faith McBride was the most loving caring person the world will ever know. Her warm heart and her touching soul left an impression on every person’s path she crossed.

Jaime was born in Elmhurst Illinois on August 22, 1978. Right away the world knew they had something special.

Jaime passed away peacefully February 7, 2019. She is survived by her beloved husband Danny McBride. Her loving and dedicated mother and father Vicky Lombardo and David Prater. Her most precious children Joey and Jenna Costa, and Joshua, Samantha, Abbigail, and Daniel McBride. Her ever loving grandparents Joanne and Vincent Lombardo and Oma Prater. Her surviving family has a much greater reach than this though, as she will be missed by so many, family and friends alike.

Jaime’s greatest joy in life was being a mother. There wasn’t a day that went by that her children didn’t make her proud. She could hardly stand being away from them even for just a minute. She would often say right after they left “I miss them already”. She loved to give them their hearts desires just to see the look on their face of joy and excitement.

Jaime crossed paths with her soulmate, who just happened to be her neighbor. She met Danny McBride at a time where their lives needed so much. They fell in love and married on April 1, 2017 to become the new “Brady Bunch”. She was so proud and loving of her new family.

Jaime lived her life to the fullest and never let any circumstance bring that down. She was the most giving and heartfelt soul that ever walked the planet. She was a nurse for 21 years and never once put herself before her patients. She took care of strangers as well as she took care of her family. She would never give any person less than that! She was prepared for any and all circumstances that life threw at her, including her journey home.

Jaime lived her life by her middle name which was Faith, and faith she had throughout her entire life. Jaime knew her place was set in heaven and is there now enjoying all the bliss, we could never imagine. She was called home way too early to God, but she lived a life here on earth so full that one can only pray to accomplish as much as she had in 100 years.

She has requested to have a private service, and We hope everyone can respect and understand this wish. As the family tries to cope with this loss please keep them all in your prays.

All of us that knew Jaime would understand that she would not want us going about our lives saddened. Jaime would have wanted us to be celebrating her life, not crying and depressed. She lived life with a smile on her face, no matter the situation. She would want us to be doing the same right now. We should instead be looking toward the heavens, as we all know Jaime is smiling down upon us.

Gordon W. Tasker – December 24, 1921 – February 07, 2019

Gordon W. Tasker – (December 24, 1921 – February 07, 2019) Gordon W. Tasker, formerly of West Hartford, Glastonbury and Mystic, Connecticut, died February 7, 2019 in Palm City, Florida, at age 97. A son of Scottish immigrants Walter and Ada Tasker, he grew up in West Hartford graduating from Hall High School. Gordon entered the University of Connecticut where his education, like that of many others, was interrupted by World War II. As an Army officer, he spent several years stateside before participating in the occupation of Japan. He returned to UConn in 1947 and earned a B.S. with Distinction in Public Accounting.

Gordon was a long-time partner of Price Waterhouse Coopers, where he was Managing Partner of the Hartford office before moving to New York City to assume international client responsibilities. He was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and of the New York and Connecticut Societies of CPAs; a recipient of the 1970 Merit Award from the University of Hartford Accounting Society for outstanding service to the accounting profession; Chairman of the Connecticut State Chamber of Commerce; and a board member of the Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce, the Institute of Living and Church Homes, Inc.

Gordon maintained a life-long relationship with the University of Connecticut, where he served on the Board of Trustees from 1969 to 1980, nine of those years as Board Chairman where his tenure spanned the terms of three University presidents and Connecticut governors. He was also a part-time faculty member of the UConn School of Business, a charter member of the School’s Alumni Hall of Fame, Volunteer Chairman for several of its fundraising campaigns, and recipient of the UConn Alumni Association’s University Service Award in 1978. In recognition of his outstanding professional achievements, leadership and distinguished public service, the Board of Trustees awarded him the University Medal in 1990 and, in what he considered his greatest honor, named the Undergraduate Admissions Building after him.

Gordon is survived by his wife Ruth Spencer Tasker; children from his first marriage Richard Storrs Tasker of Atlantic Beach, Florida, and Elizabeth Tasker Davis of Bethesda, Maryland; grandchildren Carter Braxton Davis, Elizabeth Storrs Davis Lozner, Chesley Harding Davis and Laura Spencer Humphrey; and four great grandchildren. His first marriage to Priscilla Storrs Tasker of West Hartford ended in divorce.

Donna H. Nauss – August 08, 1946 – February 05, 2019

Donna H. Nauss -(August 08, 1946 – February 05, 2019) Donna H. (Archibald) Nauss passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at her home in Palm City FL after a battle with lung cancer. Donna was the daughter of the late Arthur Archibald and Gladys M. (Dunnigan) Archibald. Donna was born on August 8, 1946 in Lynn Massachusetts. She graduated from Lynn Classical High School, Class of 1964 and Burdett College in 1966. Donna had a lifelong career in the medical field, most recently serving for 25 years as Business Manager for Diagnostic Imaging Services in Stuart, Florida.

Donna is survived by her loving sons Robert M. Nauss, IV (Keesha) of Jacksonville, FL and Marine MSGT Andrew P. Nauss (Barbara) of Bluffton,SC. Donna was immensely proud of her boys’ service to our country as a Jacksonville police officer and United States Marine. In addition, she treasured her young grandchildren, Rylee, Emerson, Harper, Leah and Jaxson. She is also survived by her twin brother, Donald Archibald of Indiantown, FL and a sister, Catherine Nichols of Beverly, Massachusetts.

Donna felt blessed to have extended family and lifelong support from Joanne Granese and Danny, Chad and Danielle Granese. Her maternal uncle Dennis “Russell” Dunnigan survives her, as do several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Among Donna’s favorite things were frequent summer travels to Massachusetts to spend time with her northern family. Time at the beach was the best bonus of her move to Florida in 1988. She treasured a good book, an evening of laughter with friends and her favorite escape was Mother’s Day in Aruba enjoying the fruits of her labors. At home or at work, her smile could light a room. She will be greatly missed by those who knew her and were grateful for her friendship.

Visitation will be held at Forest Hills Funeral Home, 2001 SW Murphy Road, Palm City, FL on Friday February 8, 2019 at 12 Noon with a Memorial Service at 1:00pm.

Palmer Charles Stenson – August 24, 1934 – February 05, 2019

Palmer Charles Stenson – (August 24, 1934 – February 05, 2019)

Jacob Jeremiah Branen – July 7, 1989 – February 4, 2019

Jacob Jeremiah Branen – (July 7, 1989 – February 4, 2019) Jacob J. Branen, 29, was killed Monday, Feb. 4 when struck by a vehicle while he was walking home from work in Daytona Beach, FL. He was transported to Halifax Hospital, Daytona Beach where he succumbed to his injuries.

Born July 7, 1989 to Robert and Anne Branen, Stuart, FL., he attended elementary school at Mt. Zion Christian School, Lake Geneva, WI. After studying two years at Burlington (WI) High School, Jacob moved to Florida and graduated from Jensen Beach High School in 2007.

He attended Indian River State College and eventually graduated from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology degree with an emphasis in Archeology in 2014.

Jacob had a passion for the history and archeology of Israel. One of his greatest experiences was participating in a dig at the archeological site Tel Dor, Haifa, Israel. He loved to travel, making multiple trips to Israel. He traveled Germany on a school trip as well.

He was currently employed as a customer service representative by Teletech, Daytona Beach, FL and also worked as an electronics sales associate for Walmart.

Jacob’s exuberance for life, his kind and generous heart and his ready laugh will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Having been born with cerebral palsy, those who were close to Jacob were proud of all his life’s accomplishments.

Jacob is survived by his parents, sisters Jennifer (Wes) Wagner, Stuart, FL, Abbey (Bryce) Henderson, Lake Mary, FL, and Jessica Branen, Naples, FL; and brothers Major Nathan Branen, Ft. Hood, TX, and Benjamin Branen, West Palm Beach, FL; niece and nephews Sydney, Declan and Camden Wagner.

He is also survived by his paternal grandmother, Nancy Branen, Burlington, WI and his maternal grandfather, Joseph Salzmann, Mercer, WI.

A celebration of Jacob’s life was held Feb 9, in Stuart, FL. A Wisconsin service will be held sometime this spring, with details to follow. Memorial gifts may be sent to Robert Branen, 321 SE Kitching Cir, Stuart, FL 34994.

Harry D. Michaelian – April 12, 1922 – February 02, 2019

Harry D. Michaelian – (April 12, 1922 – February 02, 2019) Harry D. Michaelian, 96, of Stuart, Florida, passed away on February 2, 2019 at his home with his loving family.

Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, he had been a resident of Stuart/Palm City for over 40 years coming from Pompano Beach, Florida where he resided for 10 years.

During World War II, he served the Army Air Corps.

Before retiring he was the owner operator of A. Michaelian and Sons, a carpet and floor covering company in Agawam, Massachusetts for over 20 years.

He was a past member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 59 and the Treasure Coast Model Railroad Club.

Harry was predeceased in 2006 by his wife of 58 years, Janina Michaelian. Survivors include his sons, Greg Michaelian and his wife Christine and Daryl Michaelian, all of Stuart; his grandchildren, Briana Ingles and her husband Joey of Lake Worth, FL, Leslie Backus of Los Angeles, CA and Marc Backus of Jensen Beach, FL and his great grandchildren, Cameron, Landon and Dakota Backus.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Monday, February 18, 2019 at St. Andrew Catholic Church with military Honors provided by members of the Patrick Air Force Base Honor Guard. Inurnment will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City, Florida.

In lieu of flowers the family kindly requests contributions be made to the Coast Guard Auxiliary at and specify Harry Michaelian Flotilla 59 or to St. Andrew Catholic Church, 2100 SE Cove Road, Stuart FL 34997.

Elizabeth Trago – April 23, 1930 – February 01, 2019

Elizabeth Trago – (April 23, 1930 – February 01, 2019) Elizabeth “Betsy” Trago passed on Friday, February 1, 2019. She was a loving devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to all. Survivors are her husband Bill “Junior” Trago of 67 years, her son and his wife Bill & Susan Trago, her grandson and his wife Todd & Allison Trago, her granddaughter and her husband Tara and Andy Papp and her great grandchildren Dana, Tyler, Noelle and Rachel Trago.

Betsy was born on April 23, 1930 in Simpson, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Harry and Anna Sereduick. Betsy and Junior, who were from Carbondale, Pennsylvania were married in January of 1952. They moved from Pennsylvania to Maryland in the late 1950’s for their jobs. Betsy worked for Kiplinger’s in various capacities until her retirement in the late 1980’s. Upon retirement Betsy and Junior both retired to Florida until 2018 when they moved to South Carolina to be closer to family.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Forest Hills Funeral Home Palm City. A chapel service will follow at 11:00 am. Interment into Forest Hills

David F. Dusty Drew – December 20, 1942 – January 31, 2019

David F. Dusty Drew – (December 20, 1942 – January 31, 2019) David F. ‘Dusty’ Drew, III, 76, of Stuart, Florida, and Standish, Maine, died on January 31, 2019. He was born on December 20, 1942, in Portland, Maine, to the late David F., Jr. and Beverly Beale Drew.

Dusty graduated from Standish High School and Springfield College and earned a master’s degree in education from Boston University.

For many years Dusty and his wife owned and operated Camp Wekeela on Bear Pond in Hartford, Maine, where young people from highly varied backgrounds spent memory-making summers having fun while absorbing life-lessons along the way.

At the University of Southern Maine, where Dusty taught and coached baseball, he had a 206-143 record and won five NAIA District 5 championships. The 1985 team won the Area 8 championship and became the first Maine team to participate in the NAIA College World Series. Dusty earned several NAIA District Coach of the Year awards and served as chairman of the NAIA Baseball Committee for five years. In 1999, he was inducted into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame and in 2004 was named to the USM Husky Hall of Fame.

Dusty served on many town committees in Standish and was a past president of the Kiwanis Club and Watchic Lake Association. He volunteered for the Red Cross and Meals on Wheels program in Stuart, as well as Miles Grant Country Club. Dusty was most fulfilled as a mentor to young people both on and off the ballfield. He enjoyed dancing and classical music and looked forward every year to spending summers in Maine (mostly in his lakeside vegetable garden) and winters in Florida (mostly golfing or volunteering). He was an avid fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers (for whom he once tried out), as well as the Red Sox and Patriots. During his retirement, he regularly coached from his recliner, and made predictions for his supported teams’ success based upon his own unique analysis.

Dusty had a tremendous work ethic, and was also an organizational genius. Whether it was almost single-handedly bringing back to life the physical plant of a long-closed summer camp, organizing camper or spring baseball trips, feeding all of the athletes at USM during periods when the cafeteria was closed, running a golf tournament at Miles Grant, or overseeing a Kiwanis dinner, Dusty easily took on great responsibility, and had fun while creating memorable times for others.

Dusty is survived by his brother Donal F. Drew (Martha) of Standish, Maine; his sister Debra Martin (Jimmie Walraven) of Englewood, Florida; and his son Thomas Cronin (Patricia) of Gloucester, Massachusetts. He is survived by grandchildren Melissa McMahon (Conor) of San Diego, California, and Scott Cronin (Andreane Bolduc) of Brighton, Massachusetts, several nieces and nephews, and his former wife Claire Drew of Stuart, Florida. He was predeceased by his son, Timothy Cronin.

At Dusty’s request there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution to your favorite charity. The family would like to extend special thanks to Treasure Coast Hospice and to the caring and compassionate staffs of Hay-Madiera House and Harper House.

Robert “Bob” J. Banasiewicz, Sr. – April 28, 1944 – January 29, 2019

Robert “Bob” J. Banasiewicz, Sr. – (April 28, 1944 – January 29, 2019) Robert “Bob” Banasiewicz Sr. 74, of Hobe Sound, passed away on Tuesday January 29th, 2019. He was born in New Britain, CT., on April 28, 1944, a son to the late Lucian Banasiewicz and Helen Swider Banasiewicz.

Bob was a retired manager from Connecticut State Government prior to his move here to the Treasure Coast area. For the past sixteen years, he has tirelessly served with an open mind and a full heart the church and congregation of St. Andrew Catholic Church Stuart as a Sacristan and Usher. He was known there as “Mr. Fix it” and will be sadly missed by all those who loved, worshipped and served with him.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of forty years, Janice “Jan” Banasiewicz ; Two sons, Robert Banasiewicz and wife Brigid; Scott Banasiewicz and wife Amy; Five grandsons, Kyle, Aaron, Tyler, Noah and Parker. Two brothers, Lucian Banasiewicz and wife Paula and James Banasiewicz and wife Barbara. Two sisters, Susan Mathein and husband Nick; Nancy Dubay and husband Clayton.

Friends, family and loved ones will gather on Monday, February 4th from 5 to 7 P.M. with Rosary at 6P.M. at St. Andrew Catholic Church 2100 SE Cove Rd., Stuart FL. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday February 5th at 10A.M. at St. Andrew. Committal will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, New Britain CT.

In lieu of flowers the family kindly requests contributions be forwarded in loving remembrance of Bob to St. Andrew Catholic Church 2100 SE Cove Rd., Stuart FL 34997.

Linda N. Lawless – December 08, 1929 – January 29, 2019

Linda N. Lawless -(December 08, 1929 – January 29, 2019) Linda N. Lawless, age 89 of Palm City, Florida passed away peacefully on January 29, 2019.

Born in North Tarrytown, New York to Harold and Lucy Neubrand. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles J. Lawless in 1998 and daughter in law, Tammy Lawless. She is survived by her children, Catherine Lawless, Michael Lawless, John Lawless and Patricia Sirbola (Victor). Her grandchildren Joseph Paduano, Andrew Paduano, Kevin Sirbola (Faydra), Kelly Wilkinson (Doug), great grandchildren Brendan Charles and Alexandria Rey Sirbola and many nieces and nephews.

Linda will be remembered as a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or Trustbridge Hospice care at Jupiter Medical Center Pavilion.

Visitation will be held at Forest Hills Funeral Home Palm City Chapel on Friday, February 1st from 1:00pm to 2:00pm with a chapel service being held at 2:00pm. Linda will be laid to rest in Forest Hills Memorial Park following the service.

Sal Michael Rizzotto – May 19, 1958 – January 27, 2019

Sal Michael Rizzotto – (May 19, 1958 – January 27, 2019) Sal Michael Rizzotto 60, of Stuart, Florida, passed away on January 27, 2019 Martin Hospital South, Stuart.

Born in Bronx, New York, he had been a resident of Stuart for 47 years coming from Westchester, New York. He was a Martin County High School graduate, Class of 1976.

He had been a plasterer. He was a member the Stuart Lodge of the Sons of Italy.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Ruby Rizzotto; his sons, Salvatore Rizzotto of Stuart, Nicholas Rizzotto of Denver, Colorado, Anthony Rizzotto and Vincent Rizzotto both of Stuart; his grandson, Carter Nicholas Rizzotto; his brothers, Robert Rizzotto and his wife Barbara and John Rizzotto and his wife Daina and his mother, Jean Rizzotto all of Stuart.

There will be a memorial service at 4:00 PM on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at the Forest Hills Funeral Home Palm City Chapel

Walter W. Kennedy – September 22, 1927 – January 23, 2019

Walter W. Kennedy – (September 22, 1927 – January 23, 2019) Walter W. Kennedy, 91, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, passed away on January 23, 2019 at his home.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he had been a resident of Port St. Lucie for 14 years coming from Miami, Florida.

He was a retiree from the U.S. Air Force where he served for 20 years and 6 days as a dental hygienist/technician. He continued his career at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Miami for 45 years.. He was a member of the Port St. Lucie Bible Church.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Marjorie D. Kennedy; his children Alexander Biggs and his wife Maria of Union, New Jersey and Walda Stewart and her husband George of Waco, Texas; six grandchildren; his sister, Mavis Green of Bronx, New York and his brother Joseph “Doc” Kennedy of London, England, UK. He was preceded in death by his sister Muriel Kennedy and his brother Winston Kennedy.

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Port St. Lucie Bible Church, 1120 SW Paar Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34953 with a service at 11:00 AM. Entombment will be on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM with full military honors provided by the Base Honor Guard of Patrick Air Force Base.

Charles J. Osterman – October 31, 1940 – January 20, 2019

Charles J. Osterman – (October 31, 1940 – January 20, 2019) Colonel Charles J. Osterman, Palm City FL

An exciting and fulfilling life ended on January 20, 2019, when Charles “Chuck” Osterman peacefully left us. He was a proud patriot, loved by friends, family and anyone with whom he came in contact. He had a quick wit, and an easy laugh, loved traveling around the world or the USA, and loved the Green Bay Packers.

Chuck was born in Philadelphia, PA on October 31, 1940. He joined the Army in 1966 and became the platoon leader of the Famous Fighting 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam. He was wounded in battle and was awarded the Purple Heart, Silver Star and Bronze Star. He served in Armor and Cavalry units for most of his twenty-seven year career including being the Company Commander of the Armor Division at Fort Knox. He retired in 1992 after serving as the Inspector General for the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command worldwide. His military education included a Masters Degree from University of Tampa and he also attended the Army War College.

Among those whose hearts are aching are the love-of-his-life, Marilyn Piechota, two daughters Charlotte (John) Miller and Christine (Leroy) Wright, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren, brothers Rudy (Marie), Jerry, Bob (Pam) and Tom, plus numerous nieces and nephews. His daughter, Dee DiVietro, and step-daughter, Brenda Piechota, preceded him in death.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 10:00 am at Forest Hills Funeral Home followed by a Service at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Jouetta J. Wooten – May 19, 1934 – January 19, 2019

Jouetta J. Wooten – (May 19, 1934 – January 19, 2019) Jouetta J. Wooten, 84, of Palm City, Florida, passed away on January 19, 2019 at the Treasure Coast Hospice, Stuart, Florida.

Born in Wingo, Kentucky, Jouetta moved to Detroit, Michigan at a young ag. She married and raised her family in St. Clair Shores; and eventually moved to Clinton Township. She and her husband, Bill retired to Palm City, Florida in 1982.

She is survived by her daughters, Pamela Kelly of St, Clair Shores, Michigan andCindy Best of Coral Springs, Florida; her grandchildren, Shaun Kelly and his wife Jenny; Shannon Copek and her husband Jeff; Ryan Kelly; and six great-grandchildren Tyler, Nathan, Ellie, Nolan, Everett and Easton. Jouetta is predeceased by her husband, Willis Wooten and son, Jeffrey Wooten.

In lieu of flower, memorials may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice at Treasure Health, 1201 SE Indian Street, Stuart, FL 34997 at 772-403-4500; or on line at; or to the Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan, 1921 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 · (734) 572-5870 or online at in Jouetta’s memory.

Neville Thompson – April 12, 1935 – January 17, 2019

Neville Thompson – (April 12, 1935 – January 17, 2019) Neville Thompson passed away on January 10, 2019 at the Age of 83.

Survived by his daughter Marcia, a son Donovan in the UK; granddaughter Sabria, grandson Tariq and other grand and great grandchildren in the UK. Siblings: Sisters Floret; Linnette; Brothers David and Stephen and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Celebration in Thanksgiving for his Life will be held at Forest Hills Funeral Home, 2001 SW Murphy Road, Palm City, FL 34990 on Friday, February 1 at 11am.

Janie V. Myers – February 7, 1960 – January 12, 2019

Janie V. Myers – (February 7, 1960 – January 12, 2019) Janie V. Myers, 58, of Port St. Lucie, FL unexpectantly passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

She leaves her parents, Morris and Norma Vaughn; sister, Susan Eldred and husband George; son, Michael Myers; daughter Amanda McHale and husband Alex; and grandchildren, Avery, Ethan, and Allie. She also leaves nephews Joseph Vaughn and wife Jennifer; Derek Eldred; and niece Caitlin Eldred.

She was preceded in death by her first born child, Brian Myers, in 1982; her brother Jimmy Vaughn in 1995; and her husband, Jeffery Myers in 2008.

Janie was born on February 7, 1960. Although her given name is Constance Jane Vaughn, she always preferred to be called Janie. She would also answer to Pie Pie, which was a nickname given to her by her mother as a child. She grew up in Dunwoody, GA and attended high school at Peachtree High School. She was married to Jeffery Myers in 1980. Janie and Jeff lived in Douglasville, GA for several years. Later in life, they lived happily together in Port St Lucie, FL. Janie wanted to live in Port St Lucie because of her work as a mortgage loan processor.

Janie was a self-proclaimed southern belle. She loved to cook southern style cuisine just like her mother. She was never shy and would speak to anyone. She had a wonderful, unique sense of humor and loved to laugh. She also loved to have fun and had many friends who cared for her deeply.

Janie had a relationship with God and accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior. Those who love her find great comfort in knowing that she is now resting peacefully with Jesus Christ.

Janie was loved unconditionally by her family and will be profoundly missed.

“So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:6-8

Janie’s Funeral Service will be held on Monday January 28, 2019 at 11 o’clock in the morning. The location is Free Chapel Gwinnett Campus 855 Northbrook Parkway Suwanee, GA 30024. After the church service, she will be taken to her final resting place at College Park Cemetery 3600 Adams Street Atlanta, GA 30337.

Joseph R. Catalanotti – June 25, 1932 – January 12, 2019

Joseph R. Catalanotti – (June 25, 1932 – January 12, 2019) Joseph R. Catalanotti of Hobe Sound, FL 86, passed away January 12, 2019 with his devoted wife Gloria and family by his side.

Joe was born in Brooklyn NY., and moved to Hobe Sound, FL. in 1997. He served in the Navy in the Korean War from 1952-1956. He was probably best known as “Lightning” by his friends at Watertown High because of his love of sports especially in-door track. He never tired of talking about sports, particularly baseball and football. Joe was a longstanding member of the VFW and a member of the ELKs Lodge as well. He was a Catholic by faith.

Joe is survived by his loving wife Gloria at home in Hobe Sound; three sons, Mark and wife Liz, Richard and wife Ruth, and Thomas. Two grandchildren, Rebecca and Timothy and one great granddaughter Olivia.

Funeral Services for Joseph are to be at 1P.M. on Friday January 18, 2019 at Forest Hills Funeral Home 2001 SW Murphy Rd, Palm City FL. Friends will be invited to gather at the funeral home at noon on Friday for visitation prior to services. Committal services to immediately follow with military honors at Forest Hills Memorial Park.


Robert T. Griffin-August 28, 1947 – January 11, 2019

Robert T. Griffin-(August 28, 1947 – January 11, 2019) Robert T. Griffin of Stuart, Florida and East Hampton, NY passed in peace on Friday, January 11, 2019 at the age of 71 with his wife by his side.

Born in Worcester, MA, Bob grew up in a little town called Paxton. He was very proud to be the first member of his family to graduate from college, The College of the Holy Cross in 1969. He served 2 years in the U.S. Army and then worked for Aetna in CT and CO for 14 years. This was followed by 28 years with Paine Webber and UBS as a Vice President.

Bob is survived by his wife Eileen Morris; his son Christopher Griffin and his wife Kelly and their daughter Keira; his step-children Kelly Morris, Hillary Heidelberg, Michael Heidelberg, and Whitten and Mimi Morris; his step-grandchildren Luca, Julian, Grant and Reed; his brother John Griffin and his former wife and mother of Christopher, Vicki. He is predeceased by his parents C. Robert and Dorothy (née Jule) Griffin and his brother Ricky Griffin.

Bob was the consummate gentleman and loved by all for his honesty, his loyalty and his smile. His granddaughter Keira was the love of his life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations In Loving Memory of Bob can be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 2101 SE Indian Street, Stuart, FL 34997.

A Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 10:00 am at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 2100 SE Cove, Stuart, FL 34997, with Reverend Monsignor Blase Gintoli officiating. A Remembrance of Bob’s Life will be held at a future date.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted in the care of Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, Stuart Chapel. Online condolences and expressions of sympathy can be made by visiting

Stephen E. Fouse – June 6, 1938 – January 9, 2019

Out2News.comStephen E. Fouse -(June 6, 1938 – January 9, 2019) Stephen Eric Fouse, 80, of Stuart, Florida, passed away on January 9, 2019 at Martin Medical Center, Stuart.

Born in Altoona, Pennsylvania, he had been a resident of Stuart for 15 months after moving from Altoona.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army attaining the rank of First Lieutenant. He had been an Eagle Scout and was a Mason.

Before retiring he was the dietary director of the Altoona Hospital for 30 years.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanette, of Stuart; a daughter, Kimberly, wife of Gil Smart of Jensen Beach; a son, Brian, of Altoona; and three grandchildren.

Services will be private, and interment will be in Dry Hill Cemetery, Woodbury, PA.

Contributions may be made to the Stuart Congregational Church, (772) 287-5951 in Stephen’s memory.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City.

Grady Tomlin – October 3, 1934 – January 9, 2019

Grady Tomlin – (October 3, 1934 – January 9, 2019)

Long time Ft. Pierce resident Grady Tomlin, 84, passed away peacefully at his home on Jan. 9th with his wife Helen by his side. He was born in Cleveland, GA and moved to St. Lucie Co. at the age of three. During his teenage years Grady lived in Greely, CO and enlisted in the Army. He served in Korea, and after his tour of duty Grady returned to Ft. Pierce. Grady was a member of the Int’l. Union of Operating Engineers Local 675. He worked for more than 20 years at several power plants before becoming self- employed as a welder.

Grady is survived by his wife Helen; sons Steve Tomlin (Vero Beach, FL) and John Tomlin (Pt. St. Lucie, FL); daughters Karen Agler (Pt. St. Lucie, FL) and Sandra Roberts (Eupora, MS); stepdaughter Sherrie Castagnoli (NYC); 5 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and sister Nell Purdy (Gainesville, GA).

The family wishes to expresses thanks to the staff of Treasure Coast Hospice for their exceptional care and concern. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Treasure Coast Hospice (

Both the Viewing and the service will be held on Monday Jan. 14th at Aycock Funeral Home of Ft. Pierce, the Viewing from 11-12, followed by the service at 12 noon. An online guestbook is available at

Stella R. Brinkley – March 09, 1920 – January 08, 2019

Stella R. Brinkley – (March 09, 1920 – January 08, 2019) Stella Ruth Brinkley, 98, of Palm City, Florida, passed away on January 8, 2019 at Martin Memorial Medical Center in Stuart, Florida. Born in Shutesbury, Massachusetts, she had been a resident of Palm City for 15 years.

After graduating from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1941, she enlisted into the United States Army. She served as a First Lieutenant and was a dietician for a military hospital in Ardmore, Oklahoma. It was there she met her future husband, William Brinkley, a B17 pilot. They were married in 1945 and were stationed at Air Force bases in Gulfport Mississippi, Japan, Warner Robins, Georgia, Charleston, South Carolina and Patrick AFB, Florida.

Her husband ultimately retired from the Air Force and joined NASA and they settled the family in Lake Pickett, Florida. There, they enjoyed all the benefits of raising their family in a country setting on a lake with plenty of room for family and friends.

Stella taught third grade in nearby Oviedo for a few years in the 1960’s but she primarily enjoyed being a homemaker.

After her husband’s retirement from NASA, they relocated to Eustis Florida, living there during the winter. Their summers were spent golfing, hiking and enjoying the mountains with family and friends at their cabin in Linville, North Carolina.

In 2003, they relocated to Palm City to be closer to their daughter and her husband and children.

Stella was a member of Palm City Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Tina Boswell and her husband Bill of Palm City; her brother, Walt Maisner of Deerfield, MA and her grandchildren, Kelly Boswell of Stuart and Matthew Boswell of Deland, FL, Lisa Brinkley and Lucas Brinkley of Indianland, SC. She was predeceased in death by her husband, William A Brinkley and sons, Chris Brinkley and William Keith Brinkley.

There will be a memorial service at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Palm City Presbyterian Church. Interment will be in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida with Military Honors provided by the U.S. Army.

For those who wish, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 865 SE Monterey Commons Boulevard, Stuart, FL 34996 or online at or to the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, 4100 SW Leighton Farm Avenue, Palm City, FL 34990, 772-600-3203 or online at in Stella’s memory.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Forest Hills Funeral Home Palm City.

Bonnie Handel – June 27, 1955 – January 8, 2019

Bonnie Handel – (June 27, 1955 – January 8, 2019) Bonnie Handel, 63, of Palm City, FL and Gaspereaux, PEI, Canada passed away suddenly on January 8, 2019. Her partner of 22 years Robert “Bob” Auwood was by her side holding her hand.

Bonnie was born and raised in Philadelphia, graduating from Cheltenham HS in 1973. She received a BSN from Thomas Jefferson University Medical School in 1977. She worked for many years in California primarily as an Emergency Room Nurse. She met Bob in 1997 and became an accomplished coastal and open ocean sailor, sailing thousands of miles from Canada, along the US East Coast, thru the Bahamas, and for many years in the Caribbean. Bonnie and Bob were blessed to share and live out a beautiful common dream. Their sailing home during that period was the ketch ANAKONDA, and later a magnificent cutter named SPRAY. They moved ashore in 2010.

Bonnie is survived by her long time partner Robert Auwood; her mother, Wilma Silver of Pompano Beach, FL; her twin sister Linda Wanfried of Oneida, NY; her brother David Silver and his wife Gwenn of Huntingdon Valley, PA; nieces Stacy Silver and Joanna Wanfried; nephews Todd Silver and George Wanfried. She is also survived by her beloved pet, Abigail The Wonder Dog. She was predeceased by her father Samuel Silver.

A Celebration of Life with family and friends will be held on Sunday, January 27 in Pompano Beach, FL.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Martin Funeral Home and Crematory of Stuart, FL.

Madeline V. Mariano – September 30, 1931 – January 07, 2019

Madeline V. Mariano – (September 30, 1931 – January 07, 2019)

Madeline Viola Mariano 87, of Jensen Beach FL., passed away on January 7, 2019. She was born on September 30, 1931 in Brooklyn NY, a daughter to the late Joseph and Constance Farese. In addition to her parents, Madeline is predeceased by her loving husband Nicholas Mariano and one brother Dominck Farese.

She is survived by her six children, Claire Mariano of Jensen Beach; Nicholas Mariano and wife Jo-Ann of Stuart FL.; Samuel Mariano and wife Kathy of Pine Brook NJ.; Janet Mariano-Finizio and husband John of Port Saint Lucie FL, Joseph Mariano and wife Helga; Brian Mariano and brother, Gene Farese and wife Margaret; one sister in law, Mary Anne Farese all of Jensen Beach FL. three grandchildren, Sean, Sam and Nicolette.

Madeline was a Catholic by faith and a loving and compassionate mother as well as friend. She loved cruises and playing the slot machines.

Visitation for Madeline will be on Monday, January 14 from 5-8 PM with a prayer service to be held at 6:30 PM at Forest Hills Funeral Home Palm City 2001 SW Murphy Road Palm, City FL. Friends are invited at 10:00AM with Funeral Services held at 11:30AM on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the funeral home chapel with interment and committal services to follow immediately at Forest Hills Memorial Park.

The family requests no flowers; should you wish, contributions can be made to Dogs and Cats Forever, 772-489-5454, 4600 Selvitz Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981 or Environmental Study Center, 772-219-1887, 2900 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach, FL 34957 or Alzheimer’s community Care, 772-692-6981, 2200 North Federal Highway, Stuart, FL 34994 in Madeline’s name.

Arrangements are entrusted to Forest Hills Funeral Home Palm City.

Valery K Smeltzer – July 29, 1956 – January 7, 2019

Valery K Smeltzer – (July 29, 1956 – January 7, 2019) Valery Smeltzer of Vero Beach, FL passed away on January 7th, 2019. She was the wife of George Smeltzer Jr. Formerly of Raleigh, North Carolina. She was the daughter of Dorothy Mae Shields (Survived) and Garland Shields (deceased). Valery was a member of the Unity Church of Vero beach. She was also a former member of the Alternative Motorcycles Club of the Treasure Coast. She is survived by her beloved husband George Smeltzer Jr.and her daughters, Angel Kay Rader and Olivia Mae Shields. Valery leaves behind her six grandchildren, Garland Shields, Dakota Rader, Jalyn Rader, Chloe Shields, Coral Snowden, and Christopher Harvey Snowden. A memorial service will be held for Valery at 2:00 pm. On January 27th, 2019 at Aycock Funeral Home, 6026 N. Us Highway 1, Fort Pierce, FL, 34946. Contributions can be made to Humane Society of Vero Beach.

Louise G. Eisman – February 27, 1920 – January 6, 2019

Louise G. Eisman – (February 27, 1920 – January 6, 2019) Louise was born in Barbour Co. Alabama on February 27, 1920, and passed on January 6th, 2018 in Cumming GA.
The James family lived in Miami Fla. during her youth and she survived the hurricane of 1926.
After the war she worked at the Veterans Administration where she met and married her first husband, Frederick Clark, deceased 1964. After his death she and her sons, Jim (class of 67) and Frank (class of 70) moved to Stuart to be closer to the family members who had followed her older brother, Jack James, to the small town.
She worked in Real Estate with the Clemons office for many years.
In 1972 she married her 2nd husband, Arthur Eisman, now deceased. Following the death of her son, Jim, in 2008, she moved to Cumming, Ga. to live with her younger son, Frank. Louise was active in genealogy, loved the outdoors, and was an avid gardener well into her 90’s.
She attended the Tropical Farms Baptist Church.
She is survived by her son, Frank Clark, sister Jennie Lee Florian, daughter in law Linda Clark and Grandson Travis Clark.

There will be a funeral service at 1:00 PM on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the Forest Hills Palm City Chapel, Palm City, FL. Interment will follow in Fernhill Memorial Garden, Stuart, FL.

Maxima Castillo Aragon – August 26, 1932 – January 4, 2019

Maxima Castillo Aragon – (August 26, 1932 – January 4, 2019) Maxima Castillo Aragon, 86, departed this life Friday, January 4, 2019.

Maxima was preceded in death by her husband, Torcuato Aragon. She is survived by her daughter, Bernadette Aragon; sister, Aurora Tiongquico; and many other loving family members and friends.

Maxima was born in the Philippines and has lived in Port St. Lucie since 1994. She enjoyed and loved gardening and sewing.

Visitation will be held 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 11, at Aycock at Tradition, 12571 Tradition Parkway, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987.

Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, January 12, at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 350 NW California Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986.

Interment will follow at Rolling Oaks Cemetery in Port St. Lucie.

Maxima was preceded in death by her husband, Torcuato Aragon. She is survived by her daughter, Bernadette Aragon; sister, Aurora Tiongquico; and many other loving family members and friends.

Patricia M. Cassidy – March 28, 1956 – January 04, 2019

Patricia M. Cassidy – (March 28, 1956 – January 04, 2019) Patricia M. Cassidy, 62, of Stuart, passed away January 4, 2019 at Martin Medical Center in Stuart. She was born in the Bronx, NY, and had been a resident of Stuart since 1977, having relocated from New York. She had been an office manager in the medical field. She was of the catholic faith.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Mark L. Cassidy III of Stuart; sons, Bryan Cassidy and his wife Lindsey of Palm City and Mark L. Cassidy IV of Hobe Sound; 2 grandchildren, Rylin and Kinly; sisters, Christine King and Jean Lawton and brother, Kevin King. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Lenore King.

Frances Mary Faulkner – February 3, 1929 – January 3, 2019

Frances Mary Faulkner – (February 3, 1929 – January 3, 2019) Frances Mary Faulkner was born on February 3, 1929 and passed away on January 3, 2019

Kyle A. Hornbecker – August 31, 1983 – January 03, 2019

Kyle A. Hornbecker -( August 31, 1983 – January 03, 2019) Kyle A. Hornbecker, 35, of Palm City, Florida, passed away on January 3, 2019 at his home.

Born in Stuart, FL, he had been a resident of Palm City for 4 years coming from Port St. Lucie.

He had served in the US Army. He was a graduate of Indian River State College.

Survivors include his mother and father Steven and Vicki Hornbecker of Port St. Lucie; his sister, Brooke and her husband Justin “JT”; his uncles Virgil R, Householder Jr. of Raleigh, NC and Van Householder of Bonita Springs, FL Curt & Celeste Hornbecker of Port St Lucie, FL, Bob & Donna Hornbecker of Hagerstown, MD, Doug & Kelley Hornbecker of Hagerstown, MD, Dave & Sue Sprecher of Hagerstown, MD, and several cousins.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City.

Daryl Frank Dragon – August 27, 1942 – January 2, 2019

Out2News.comDaryl Frank Dragon (August 27, 1942 – January 2, 2019) Dragon was born into a musical family, and is the son of Eloise (Rawitzer) and conductor, composer, and arranger Carmen Dragon, and the elder brother of Dennis Dragon, a member of the 1960s pop combo The Dragons and the 1980s surf band the Surf Punks. His godfather was actor and comedian Danny Thomas.

Was an American musician and songwriter, known as Captain from the pop musical duo Captain & Tennille with his then wife, Toni Tennille

Dragon’s familiar image and stage name came from his time as a keyboard player with The Beach Boys from 1967 to 1972. Beach Boys lead singer Mike Love gave him the nickname “Captain Keyboard”, and it stuck; Dragon began wearing a nautical captain’s hat to go along with the name. As Captain in Captain & Tennille, Dragon was frequently silent and a man of very few words, playing a foil to his outgoing, vivacious wife, Toni Tennille

In 1962, Dragon became a member of the band Charles Wright and the Wright Sounds, which included the future Watts Band member John Raynford. He also played with The Yellow Balloon in 1967

In 1968, Dragon and his brother Dennis formed a studio band called The Mission, which produced a one-off single on the small Bet Records label: “Calmilly”/”Galing Made It”. The songs later appeared on a joint album in 1971 titled Me and My Brother (aided by another brother, Doug, who sang the vocals), which was released on CD in 2005.

On the double LP The Visit by Bob Smith, released in 1970, Dragon is credited as Captain Keyboard. Dragon also made significant contributions with keyboarding and musical scoring on the Beach Boys’ 1972 release Carl and the Passions – “So Tough”; he co-wrote the track “Cuddle Up” with Dennis Wilson. Also, Dragon’s orchestrations on the tracks “Make It Good” and “Cuddle Up” translated the melodic ideas that Wilson was seeking. Additionally, Dragon arranged the coda on “Don’t Go Near The Water” from The Beach Boys’ 1971 release Surf’s Up.

Dragon contributed vibes and melodica in the song “Wind ’n’ Sea” by the band Farm, a group put together by Dennis and Doug for the soundtrack to The Innermost Limits of Pure Fun, a surf film directed by George Greenough. He also did session work with Dennis for the Go for It soundtrack and, in the early 1980s, with the rock band Survivor. In 1981, Dragon contributed to Carpenters’ Made In America album, programming synthesizers on “(Want You) Back In My Life Again”. In 1996, Dragon played keyboard on a number of tracks on the self-titled album by pop punk band Size 14.

In late 2009, Toni Tennille announced her husband had developed familial tremor. According to Tennille, his condition was neither debilitating nor terminal. Rather, his noticeable tremor was exacerbated by stress and anxiety. Subsequently, the tremor condition limited most of Dragon’s public appearances. As of November 2009, Dragon was under a physician’s care to determine the best method of treatment.

In September 2010, Tennille publicly clarified her husband’s condition as “a neurological condition (later confirmed to be Essential tremor), which causes him to have tremors”.Tennille indicated the condition was debilitating to Dragon’s abilities as a musician.

Tennille filed for divorce from Dragon in the State of Arizona on January 16, 2014, after 39 years of marriage. Dragon stated he was unaware of this until he was served with the divorce papers. Dragon, contacted by TMZ on January 22, 2014, stated: “I don’t know why Toni filed for divorce.”

On January 23, 2014, The Washington Post reported health insurance related to health issues might be the reason for the divorce, as both issues had been referenced in divorce documents filed with the courts. Tennille had reported on her blog in 2010 her husband’s neurological condition was characterized by such extreme tremors he could no longer play keyboards.

The divorce was finalized in July 2014. In her memoirs, Tenille described their marriage as loveless and lacking physical affection.

Regarding his ex-wife’s new memoirs, Dragon stated, “No, I haven’t read it.” In an interview on March 17, 2016, Dragon, responding to the book by his ex-wife, would comment only, “I was drugged (at the time of his divorce), that’s all I can tell you.”

On April 12, 2016, while appearing on The Today Show, Tennille confirmed her divorce from Dragon was finalized, and stated that the reason for the divorce was Dragon’s “inability to be affectionate”.Tennille later said that Dragon had reacted positively to the Today segment and told her; “I saw you on The Today Show. I was proud of you.”

In an interview published in a February 2017 issue of People, Dragon stated he was making great progress and feeling like himself again, after corrections were made in the dosage of medications he was taking, which were causing side effects. Dragon stated his ex-wife had flown to Arizona and had been a help in his improvement. Dragon died on January 2, 2019, from renal failure.


Stewart Robert Einstein November 20, 1942 – January 2, 2019

Stewart Robert Einstein (November 20, 1942 – January 2, 2019) was an American actor, comedy writer and producer. He was known for creating and performing the satirical stuntman character Super Dave Osborne. Einstein was also known for his roles as Marty Funkhouser in Curb Your Enthusiasm and Larry Middleman on Arrested Development.

Einstein got his start as a writer on several television variety shows, including The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour. Einstein won two Emmy Awards as a writer and was nominated four other times. He also won a CableACE Award for acting as Super Dave, along with five other nominations.

Einstein was the older brother of fellow actor and comedian Albert Brooks. Einstein was born in 1942 in Los Angeles, to a Jewish family. His parents were the comic Harry Einstein, best known for playing the character Parkyakarkus on radio and in the movies, and the actress-singer Thelma Leeds. His younger brother is comedian and writer Albert Brooks (born Albert Lawrence Einstein), and his older brother, Cliff Einstein, is a retired advertising executive in Los Angeles. Einstein got his start writing for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour for which he won an Emmy Award. The writing team also included Steve Martin and Murray Roman.He also appeared on the show as Officer Judy. In 1977 he won an Emmy for outstanding comedy-variety series for his work on “Van Dyke and Company”. Einstein created the goofy stuntman Super Dave Osborne character, who first made an appearance on The John Byner Comedy Hour, a 1972 television series. The character later became a regular on the 1980 television series Bizarre, also hosted by Byner, and was a frequent guest on Late Night with David Letterman. In 1987, Einstein got his own variety show named Super Dave, which ran from 1987 to 1991 on the Global Television Network in Canada (where the show was produced at the network’s Toronto studio) and Showtime in the United States. In 1992, an animated series Super Dave: Daredevil for Hire aired on Fox. Einstein later extended the “Super Dave” franchise by starring in the 2000 movie, The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave.

On the November 12, 2009, airing of TNA Impact!, he was the booker and host of the night. He made Super Dave’s Spike Tacular, a four-episode sketch series on Spike TV reprising his Super Dave character, once again engaging in outrageous stunts. Einstein had recurring roles as Marty Funkhouser in Curb Your Enthusiasm and Larry Middleman in the third season of Arrested Development. He was also featured on the Comedy Central show Crank Yankers as obnoxious district selectman Tony Deloge. Einstein was also on The Man Show where he did Century Club with Adam and Jimmy. In Ocean’s Thirteen he played Linus Caldwell (Matt Damon)’s father, Robert “Bobby” Caldwell, a master robber and con artist whose day job is an FBI agent.

Einstein appeared on the second season of Anger Management as Charlie Goodson’s very angry neighbor, and his character in the show instantly got an unflattering nickname based on a feminine hygiene product.

Einstein voiced two characters from The Life & Times of Tim, playing the Elephant Trainer in Tim & the Elephant in the second season, and the bookie in Pray for the Jets in the third.

Einstein was the first comedian to appear twice on Jerry Seinfeld’s Web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.Einstein died on January 2, 2019, shortly after being diagnosed with leukemia.









Richard Shaw Hall Jr. December 9, 1944 – April 1, 2018

Richard Shaw Hall, Jr. December 9, 1944- April 1, 2018 – 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.

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.

Out2martincounty.comCommentary by Richard Hall:

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

Out2martincounty.comSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Raymond C. Smith, 88, of Cape Canaveral, Fla., a World War II veteran who enjoyed traveling, died June 6 in the Cape Canaveral home of his daughter, Lynne Smith Danesh.

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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