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Cecelia “Sam” Graham Harrison-July 26, 1947 – July 22, 2018
Cecelia “Sam” Graham Harrison-(July 26, 1947 – July 22, 2018) ecelia Graham Harrison “Sam”, 70, went to be with the Lord, after a battle with cancer, surrounded by her family on July 22nd, 2018 in Melbourne, FL. She was born on July 26th, 1947 in Plant City, FL and grew up back and forth between FL and Colorado. Cecelia married Robert W. Harrison on June 19th, 1965 in Cocoa, FL and lived in Fort Pierce, FL where they raised two children, Yvette and Mark. Cecelia was a devoted wife and loving mother. She was always willing to help anyone. She was a craft enthusiast and loved making her wreaths. She loved spending time with friends and family. She especially loved shopping, donuts, ice cream, cookies (Snickerdoodles), soft blankets and her dogs! Her presence will be missed forever and her memory cherished by all who knew and loved her. Now she can honestly say it’s just another day in paradise. Cecelia was preceded by her husband of 38 years Robert W. Harrison. She is survived by her two children, Yvette Harrison of Melbourne, FL and Mark Harrison of Fort Pierce, FL, four grandchildren: Brent Harrison, Megan Harrison, Dalton Harrison and Chase Clothier, two great granddaughters, Kendall Harrison and soon to be Leilani Hassaid; and the bestest sister Yvonne Sorenson (Bill) of Ocoee, FL and brother Nick Graham (Robin) of Ocoee, FL; and special nephews Bob Sorenson (Jody), Shane Sorenson (Michelle), Shawn Sorenson (Sherilyn) and numerous nieces and nephews, and her friend and roommate Theresa Heen.
Earl Vernon Graham, Father
Laura Wilma Taylor, Mother
Robert W Harrison, Husband
Yvette Harrison, Daughter
Mark Harrison, Son
Brent Harrison, Grandchild
Megan Harrison, Grandchild
Dalton Harrison, Grandchild
Chase Clothier, Grandchild
Kendall Harrison, Great Granddaughter
Leilani Hassaid, Soon to Be Great Granddaughter
Yvonne Sorenson, Best Sister
Bill Lewis, Brother-in-law
Nick Graham, Best Brother
Robin Graham, Sister-in-law
Bob Sorenson, Nephew
Jody Sorenson, Niece-in-law
Shane Sorenson, Nephew
Michelle Sorenson, Niece-in-law
Shawn Sorenson, Nephew
Sherilyn Sorenson, Niece-in-law
and numerous nieces and nephews, and her friend and roommate Theresa Heen.
John Culver Deware-November 26, 1934 – July 20, 2018
John Culver Deware-(November 26, 1934 – July 20, 2018)-John Culver Deware, 83, of Palm City, Florida passed away on July 20, 2018 at his home.
Born in Lowell, Mass, he grew up in Hyannis on Cape Cod.
John attended University of New Hampshire, where he was Captain of the All American lacrosse team, a member of Theta Chi Fraternity, and a member of the US Air Force ROTC.
After graduation from UNH, he joined the Air Force attaining the rank of Captain. He flew B-52 bombers on the Mediterranean run during the Cold War.
He was a Mortgage Banker in commercial real estate at Dorman & Wilson, White Plains, NY for 32 years, retiring as Executive Vice-President.
An avid skier for most of his life, he spent winters skiing in Vermont and in the Rockies, and loved boating on Long Island Sound and along the New England coastline.
He had been a resident of Palm City for 2 ½ years, having moved down from Old Saybrook, CT.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Pamela Deware of Palm City, his daughters, Jennifer McArthur of Fairfield, CT and Jill Wattles and her husband Stan of Stuart, FL. He also leaves behind four beautiful grandchildren, Madeline McArthur of Chicago, IL, Caroline Wattles of Stuart, Sydney McArthur of Los Angeles, CA, and Lucas Wattles of Stuart.
There will be a memorial service at 1:30 PM on Monday, July 30, 2018 at the Forest Hills Funeral Home Palm City, FL with military honors provided by the Base Honor Guard of Patrick Air Force Base.
Alvin N. Bobrick – July 20, 2018
Alvin N. Bobrick, 83, of Palm City, Florida, passed away on July 20, 2018 at his residence.
Born in New York, New York, he had been a resident of Palm City for 25 years coming from Boynton Beach, FL.
Prior to retiring he was a senior court clerk for the New York State Supreme Court in Brooklyn, NY.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years Charlotte Bobrick and his son Mitchell Bobrick and his wife Linda all of Palm City. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Bernice Welford and Sheila Bobrick
Barbara A Jackson-January 5, 1934 – July 19, 2018
Barbara A Jackson-(January 5, 1934 – July 19, 2018) Barbara A. Jackson, 84, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2018.
Barbara was born on January 5, 1934, in Rockford, Illinois. Shortly after completing her schooling, she began her career as a flight attendant for Braniff Airlines, where she served passengers with her beautiful smile and warm personality (even President Truman would ask specifically for her on his flights). In 1957, Barbara married Robert C. Jackson in Rockford, Illinois. In 1958, Barbara became a mother when the joy of her life, Lauri, was born. In 1960, her son Jon, the pride of her life, was born. In 1968, Barbara moved to Ft. Pierce, Florida where her family lived. While in Ft. Pierce, she worked in the medical field as a phlebotomist, owned a dog grooming shop, worked for FP&L and the U.S. Post Office. She also enjoyed her job at the Shopper and loved living in the same building as she worked so she could be close to her children when they arrived home from school. She cared for her grandparents and parents as they ended their journey here on earth. After retiring, she and her cousin Kathy migrated north to Palm Bay, Melbourne, Deltona and Debary.
Nearly everyone that met Barbara was drawn to her warm heart. She always managed to see the good in everyone. Everyone knew Barbara’s proudest achievement in life was being a mom and grandmother. She loved her children and grandchildren unconditionally and her happiest moments were those shared with them. Second to her love of her family was her love for all animals. Barbara’s many, many animals were family to her and she loved them as unconditionally as her children and grandchildren.
Barbara is survived by her daughter Lauri (Don) Davenport of Lake Mary, Florida; son Jon (Claudia) Jackson of Fort Pierce, Florida; grandchildren Adam Davenport, Ben Davenport, Andrew (Katelyn) Davenport, and Tori Jackson; nephew Allen (Kiy) Abrahamson and their daughters Tealia and Leelu, cousin Kathy Nelson, cousin Maureen Pierson and her daughters Laura and Rachel.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Geraldine and George Abrahamson, her grandparents Harry and Louise Tuttle, her brother Dale Abrahamson, sister-in-law Billie Sue Abrahamson, and cousin Donna Bennyhoff.
Barbara’s funeral service will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 12:30 pm at Aycock Funeral Home, 6026 North US Highway 1, Fort Pierce, Florida. Viewing will be held at 11:30 am preceding the funeral service. Burial to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the ASPCA (aspca.org) in memory of Barbara Jackson (email recipient: email@example.com)
George Abrahamson, Father
Geraldine Tuttle Abrahamson, Mother
Harry Tuttle, Grandfather
Louise Tuttle, Grandmother
Dale Abrahamson, Brother
Billie Sue Abrahamson, Sister-in-law
Donna Bennyhoff, Cousin
Lauri Davenport, Daughter
Don Davenport, Son-in-law
Jon Jackson, Son
Claudia Jackson, Daughter-in-law
Adam Davenport, Grandchild
Ben Davenport, Grandchild
Andrew Davenport, Grandchild
Katelyn Davenport, Grand-Daughter-in-Law
Tori Jackson, Grandchild
Allen Abrahamson, Nephew
Kiy Abrahamson, Niece in law
Tealia Abrahamson, Great Niece
Leelu Abrahamson, Great Niece
Kathy Nelson, Cousin
Maureen Pierson, Cousin
Laura Pierson, Second Cousin
Rachel Pierson, Second Cousin
Robert P. Lord-May 21, 1955 – July 19, 2018
Robert P. Lord-(May 21, 1955 – July 19, 2018)Robert P. Lord, 63, of Stuart, Florida, passed away on July 19, 2018 at Treasure Coast Hospice, Stuart.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, he had been a resident of Stuart for 14 years coming from Boynton Beach, FL.
He was the owner of Diverse Tech Services in Boynton Beach.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Lola Theresa Lord of Stuart, daughters, Dawn Hrynkiw(Jason) Jupiter, FL; Tracee Sama (Nick) Boynton Beach; Gina Neidigh (Rick) Stuart; Kristy Brown (Tim) Stuart and Bobbi Schmidt (Adam) Port St. Lucie, FL; 18 grandchildren; sister, Karen Roe of Lakeland, FL; brother, Christopher Lord of Long Island, NY; brother Anthony Lord of Fort Lauderdale, FL and sister, Constance Lord of Middle Village, NY.
Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 PM on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at the Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City, FL. A funeral service will be at 2:00 PM.
For those who wish, contributions may be made to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, c/o We Work, 641 S Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 or on line at www.curemeso.org or for Treasure Coast Hospice at Treasure Health, 1201 SE Indian Street, Stuart, FL 34997, or at 772-403-4500 or on line at www.treasurehealth.org in Robert’s memory.
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James Thomas Collins-January 15, 1940 – July 15, 2018
James Thomas Collins-(January 15, 1940 – July 15, 2018) JAMES “Jim” Thomas Collins, dearly beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather passed away peacefully at his home in Palm City, Florida on July 15, 2018 at the age of 78. He was born January 15, 1940 to Mary “Holly” Carolynn and Wilburn “Jack” Woodburn Collins in Richmond, Indiana. After marrying his high school sweetheart, Jim was offered a full academic and football scholarship to both Dartmouth and Southeast Missouri State University. Attending S.E. M. State, Jim earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He moved back to his home town and opened a successful real estate business, Collins Real Estate. In the late 60’s Jim switched gears and went back to school earning a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois University and Doctoral Studies in Psychology at the University of Florida. In 1997 he co-founded a successful homecare company with his wife and daughter Juli called VIP America, now in its 21st year, covering 16 counties and 3 offices. Jim’s commitment to his Lord and Savior was evident in his active participation in his church. He served in many capacities including community outreach, deacon and elder positions and home groups. His early civic contributions included membership in the Rotary Club; Young Businessmen Ambassador for Rotary International in Southeast Asia; Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Associations and an active advocate to the state legislature on behalf of the nurse registry industry. His early hobbies were sports of all types, Enduro racing, Motorcross racing, including earning a sponsorship with Honda to race and mathematics. His loves were spending time with his children and grandchildren. He loved listening to country music and it wasn’t uncommon for him to break out in chorus when with is family with songs like “On the Road Again.” Jim will be greatly missed by his wife Joan and their children: Daughter Jill and her husband Preston Ball and their children: Staci, Ashley and her husband Mike Skipper; Leah and her husband Andrew Young and their son Caden; Isaac and his wife Kristine and their son Jaxon; Jesse and his wife Rebekah and their son Asher; Jared, Rebekah, Jada and Preston “PJ”. Daughter Juli and her children: Josh Smith and Kati and her husband Justin Marlar and their children Kash and Kai. Son Josh and his wife Tonia and their children: Megan, Max and his wife Kayla, Kaitlin and Summer. Jim’s brother is William Steven Collins. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, July 21 at 2 pm at Highpoint Church, 2250 SE Walton Road, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952. There will be a reception following with food provided.
Micah Liam Ewing-March 6, 1998 – July 14, 2018
Micah Liam Ewing-(March 6, 1998 – July 14, 2018)icah Liam Ewing, 20, of Stuart, Florida passed away on July 14, 2018. Born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Micah graduated from Martin County High School in 2017. He was a marine technician for Whitaker Boat Works, a job he truly loved as he aspired to build his own some day. Micah loved going to Disney World with his family, and was an avid gamer. He was a diehard Miami Dolphin fan and during hockey season, he would root for the Boston Bruins. Micah was an awesome son, brother, uncle, nephew, boyfriend and friend…he is truly loved and will be forever missed. He is survived by his father and step-mother, Michael Jr. and Tracey Ewing of Stuart, FL; mother and step-father, Wendy and Clemens Kreutz of Switzerland; paternal grandparents, Michael Sr. and Brenda Ewing; maternal grandmother, Sabrina Barrett; sister, Elizabeth “Libby” Ewing; uncle, Jeff Ewing; aunt, Sara Williams; step sister, Carolyn-Ann Suggs; step brothers, Harrison Mitchell and Jacob Suggs; nephews, Maverick and Kai; girlfriend, Hannah Mendoza, along with many cousins, and friends. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 12:00PM-1:00PM at Aycock Funeral Home, Young and Prill Chapel in South Stuart, with a funeral service to begin at 1:00PM. Arrangements entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Young and Prill Chapel.
William Kenna Rector Jr.-June 21, 1935 – July 13, 2018
William Kenna Rector Jr.-(June 21, 1935 – July 13, 2018)Bill was born to the late William “Kenna” Rector, Sr. and Dorothy McCoy Rector, on June 21, 1935, in Ravenswood, West Virginia. He spent his childhood in Ravenswood where he excelled in academics as well as athletics. He attended the University of Virginia on a full scholarship, where he earned both Bachelors and Masters Degrees. He continued his football career as quarterback for the Cavaliers and was a cadet in the Air Force ROTC program. Upon graduation in 1957, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force and on June 12, 1957, he married his sweetheart, Beverly Joy Snyder.
Over the following 26 years, he served in world wide assignments in Strategic Air Command, Pacific Air Forces, Air Training Command, and Air University. He completed three overseas tours at Ernest Harmon AFB, Newfoundland, Canada; Tan Son Nhut AB, Republic of Vietnam, and Clark Air Base, Philippines. Colonel Rector retired from active duty in August, 1984, after receiving numerous military awards, including the Bronze Star medal. During his service, he earned another Masters and a Doctoral Degree in Education from Auburn University in Alabama.
Upon retirement from the Air Force, Bill started a second career with Wackenhut Security and eventually fully retired from the workforce in 2000 from Omniplex in Virginia. Bill and Bev then moved to Leesburg, Florida, to enjoy the sunshine and sunsets. They later moved to San Antonio, Texas, for a few years before eventually settling at Traditions in Port St. Lucie, Florida, in 2016.
Bill dearly loved his wife and family. He is survived by Beverly, his wife of 61 years; daughters – Kim, Tracy and Paige; their husbands – Dan Powers, Joe Fazzone and Patrick Dugan; grandchildren – Colin Lightfoot, Tony, Alex, and Claire Fazzone, Kevin and Michael Dugan; great-grandchildren – Adrian Fazzone and Reilynn Lightfoot; sisters – Connie Ritchie and Nancy Short; brother-in-law, Allen Short; and five nephews and one niece and their families.
His passions were lifelong learning, reading, sports, travelling, reminiscing and sunsets. He served his community, his country, and his God. He volunteered as a mentor for Mended Hearts in Leesburg where he helped patients recovering from heart surgery. Organizing class reunions and ceremonies for veterans also kept him active. Bill and Bev were members of the United Methodist Church. He was a man of integrity with a sense of humor and was respected by those who knew him. He will be honored in a pending induction into Ravenswood Football Hall of Fame.
A memorial service will be held July 21, 2018, 11:00 AM, at Aycock at Tradition, Life Celebration Center, 12571 Tradition Parkway, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34987. His ashes will be interred at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations may be made in memory of William K. Rector, Jr. to the American Heart Association or to: JCCF “We Care Fund” 108 North Church Street, Ripley, WV 25271. “We Care” has been established in response to the recent school shootings across the nation as a means to support the improvement of school security in Ravenswood and Jackson County, a fitting tribute to Bill since education, security, and Ravenswood are all dear to his heart.
Beverly J. Rector, Wife
Kim Powers, Daughter
Dan Powers, Son-in-law
Tracy Fazzone, Daughter
Joe Fazzone, Son-in-law
Paige Dugan, Daughter
Patrick Dugan, Son-in-law
Connie Ritchie, Sister
Nancy Short, Sister
Allen Short, Brother-in-law
Bill is also survived by his six grandchildren – Colin, Tony, Kevin, Alex, Mike, and Claire; and two great-grandchildren – Adrian and Reilynn.
Norman G. Cloutier-July 3, 1936 – July 12, 2018
Kathleen Joy Kinsel-March 03, 1944 – July 12, 2018
Kathleen Joy Kinsel-(March 03, 1944 – July 12, 2018)Kathleen Kinsel, 74, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, passed away on July 12, 2018 at Tradition Medical Center, St. Lucie West.
Born in Toledo, Ohio, she had been a resident of Port St. Lucie for 32 years coming from her birthplace.
Prior to retirement she was a cosmetics manager for Walgreen’s Pharmacies.
Survivors include her husband 51 years, John A. Kinsel of Port St. Lucie; her daughter, Kelly Kinsel of Riviera Beach, FL; her son; Scott Kinsel of Port St. Lucie; her brother, Terry Jagiel of Toledo, OH and her sister, Linda Bean of Harrogate, TN.
Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 PM on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at the Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City, FL. The funeral service will be at 2:00 PM in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow immediately in the Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City.
Peter Haritakis-May 06, 1954 – July 11, 2018
Peter Haritakis-(May 06, 1954 – July 11, 2018)Peter Haritakis, 65, of Stuart, Florida, passed away on July 11, 2018 at Martin Medical Center, Stuart.
Born in Oceanside, New York he had been a resident of Stuart for 35 years.
He had served in the U.S. Navy. He received an Associate in Arts degree from Indian River State College. He was a Christian.
He was a mail carrier/postman for the Unit States Postal Service for of 20 years serving Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Survivors include his sisters, Florence Oakowsky and her husband Dale of Murphy, NC and Christine Herman of Stuart; nieces, Rebecca and Victoria; nephew, Paul and other member of the Oakowsky family including Mary Oakowsky. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Olga Haritakis.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Forest Hills Palm City Chapel.
Christine M. Quaglia-August 16, 1936 – July 8, 2018
Christine M. Quaglia-(August 16, 1936 – July 8, 2018)Christine M. Quaglia, 81, of Jensen Beach passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Treasure Coast Hospice residence in Ft. Pierce, FL. Christine was born in Greenwich, CT. She had been a resident of St. Lucie County and Martin County for the past fifteen years coming from Howell, New Jersey. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Quaglia and her brother, Thomas Gerardi. Survivors include her loving husband of 60 years, James A. Quaglia, Sr.; two sons, Robert Quaglia and his wife Lisa; James A. Quaglia, Jr.; eight grandchildren, Nicolas Quaglia, Eric Quaglia, George Rosko, Jr. and his wife Farra, Cassandra Krotchko and her husband Michael, Leah Rosko-Cariddo, Stephen Rosko and his wife Donna, Marissa Fazio and her husband John, David Rosko and his wife Cristina and sixteen great grandchildren. A Gathering will be held from 1:00pm – 2:00 pm, Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Aycock Funeral Home, 6026 North US Highway #1, Ft. Pierce, FL 34946. A Celebration of Christine’s Life will follow at 2:00pm in our chapel. Contributions may be made “In Memory” of Christine M. Quaglia, P.O Box #1, Howell, New Jersey 07731.
Thomas Gerardi, Father
Marie josephine Muro Gerardi, Mother
Thomas Gerardi, Brother
Michael Quaglia, Son
James A Quaglia Sr, Husband
Robert Quaglia, Son
Lisa Quaglia, Daughter-in-law
James A Quaglia Jr, Son
Nicolas Quaglia, Grandson
Eric Quaglia, Grandson
George Rosko Jr, Grandson
Farra Rosko, Grand-Daughter-in-Law
Cassandra Krotchko, Granddaughter
Michael Krotchko, Grand-Son-in-Law
Leah Rosko-Cariddo, Granddaughter
Stephen Rosko, Grandson
Donna Rosko, Grand-Daughter-in-Law
Marissa Fazio, Granddaughter
John Fazio, Grand-Son-in-Law
David Rosko, Grandson
Cristina Rosko, Grand-Daughter-in-Law
and sixteen great grandchildren.
Donna L. Williams – January 04, 1955 – July 08, 2018
Donna L. Williams – (January 04, 1955 – July 08, 2018) She was born in Port Jefferson, Long Island, NY. She moved to Florida 12 years ago from New York. She had worked in several different industries, including a manager for a pre-school, administrative work, including Forest Hills Funeral Home. She belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary and the AMVETS Auxiliary.
Donna fully enjoyed life. She loved to ride motorcycles and to laugh and have a good time.
Donna is survived by her sons, Jason Minardi and Christopher Minardi, both of Long Island, NY; step-mother Doris Hahn of Jensen Beach and Cousin James Eppolito of Palm City.
A gathering will take place 2:00 to 4:00pm on Saturday, July 21st, 2018 at Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City Chapel. A memorial service will take place at 3:30pm.
Arrangements are entrusted to Forest Hills Funeral Home Palm City Chapel.
Martha H. “Marti” Bruton of Port St. Lucie, Florida-February 22, 1931 – July 6, 2018
Martha H. “Marti” Bruton of Port St. Lucie, Florida-(February 22, 1931 – July 6, 2018) Martha H. Bruton, “Marti”, 87, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, passed away on July 6th, 2018 at the Martin Medical Center, Stuart, Florida.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, she had been a resident of Port St. Lucie for 28 years coming from New City, New York.
Martha was a homemaker and had been a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Port St. Lucie. She was very active and a past President of the Port St. Lucie Newcomers Club and an active member of the VIP’s of Port St. Lucie. She was very instrumental in providing various charities assistance in St. Lucie County.
Survivors include her sons, John Bruton Jr of Decatur, GA, Michael Bruton and wife Anita of Suffern, NY, Christopher Bruton of Fort Pierce, FL, her daughter Karen Bruton D’Alessio of Palm City, FL, and her grandchildren Matthew Bruton, Amanda Bruton and Mark D’Alessio. She was preceded in death by her husband John Bruton Sr.
Martha’s family will receive friends from 12:30-2:00 on Friday, July 20th, at the Forest Hills Funeral Home, 2001 SW Murphy Road, Palm City, FL, followed by entombment in Forest Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Memorial donations, in Marti’s honor, may be made to the Post-Polio Health International, 4207 Lindell Blvd #110, St. Louis, MO 63108.
Cecelia Pearl Kullman-November 13, 1963 – July 06, 2018
Cecelia Pearl Kullman-(November 13, 1963 – July 06, 2018) Cecelia Pearl Kullman, 54, of Palm City, Florida, passed away on July 6, 2018 at her home.
Born in Waukegan, Illinois, she had been a resident of Martin County Florida for 43 years.
She had been a preschool teacher at the First United Methodist Church, Stuart.
She was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Palm City.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend and is survived by her husband of 20 years, Bruce Kullman; her son Richard Welker and his wife Victoria; her daughter, Stephanie Cordell and her husband Michael; her daughter Natalie Davis and her husband Landon and her daughters Kristi and Hailey Kullman; her grandchildren, Bailey and Richard Welker; her mother, Shirley Thorne; four brothers and three sisters.
Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday, July 9, 2018 at the Forest Hills Funeral Home Palm City, FL A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Palm City. Interment will follow immediately in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City.
Adam Alexander Choby- March 21, 1987 – July 3, 2018
Adam Alexander Choby- (March 21, 1987 – July 3, 2018) It is with great sadness that the family of Adam Choby announce his passing on Tuesday July 3rd, 2018 at the age of 31 years. Adam will be lovingly remembered by his Mother Vicki and Father Alex Choby, Sister Elizabeth (Choby) Lattanzio. Adam will also be fondly remembered by his Aunt Terry and Uncle Dan Charest, Uncle Scott Levasseur, his Aunt Carolyn and Uncle Bill Sheaf, Aunt Suzanne and Uncle Tom Carducci his cousins William Sheaf, John Sheaf, Ashely Sheaf, Rachel Logan, Amanda Beck, Danielle Costello, Kate Florendo and his nephew Luca Lattanzio.
Adam is a native of Shamong, New Jersey where he attended Seneca High School. He was a National Honor Society student, Captain of the Varsity Football team, Captain of the Varsity Lacrosse team. Upon graduation from high school Adam attended Florida State University where he majored in mechanical engineering and graduated in 2010. After college Adam began his career specializing in oil and gas pipeline engineering. More recently, before his death he passed the Professional Engineer (PE) exam. Besides living in New Jersey and Florida, Adam lived in Houston for most of his working days.
Adam enjoyed life especially traveling abroad. In 2017 he did a world tour throughout Europe, Thailand, and Indonesia. Besides traveling he enjoyed snowboarding in Vail, fishing in Florida, and playing golf with family and friends. Adam cherished his friends from high school, college and work. We will always remember his big smile and easy laughter.
A Mass will be celebrated in memory of Adam on Saturday August 4, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 350 NW California Blvd in Port St. Lucie Florida. Following mass will be a procession to Aycock at Tradition, 12571 Tradition Parkway, Port St. Lucie, FL for a celebration of life reception.
Adam was a wonderful young man that was loved by all who knew him. He will be missed and never forgotten.
Wade E. Payne- April 13, 1935 – July 3, 2018
Wade E. Payne- (April 13, 1935 – July 3, 2018) Wade E Payne, 83, of Fort Pierce, passed away peacefully on July 3rd, 2018. He was born on June 13th, 1935, North Carolina, the son of Glen and Bertha Stevenson Payne.
Wade move to New Jersey and worked for the Port Authority NYNJ for 28 ½ years before retiring to Fort Pierce, FL.
He is preceded by his parents, and 4 siblings. He leaves behind his loving wife of 62 years Rosemarie Cash Payne, daughter Debra Ann Payne Obarrio (Jose), brother’s Charles Payne, Wallace Payne, Douglas Payne, sister Glanda Payne and grandson Christopher Obarrio.
A visitation will be held at Aycock Funeral Home in Fort Pierce, on Friday July 20th, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:00, with a service at 2 in lieu of flowers donations can be made to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Glen Payne, Father
Bertha Stevenson Payne, Mother
Myrtle Payne, Sister
Helen Payne Walls, Sister
Pauline “Polly” Payne Teaque, Sister
Kenneth Payne, Brother
Rosmarie Cash Payne, Wife
Debra Ann Payne Obarrio, Daughter
Jose Obarrio, Son-in-law
Charles Payne, Brother
Wallace Payne, Brother
Douglas Payne, Brother
Glanda Payne, Sister
Christopher Obarrio, Grandson
Joseph D. Coletti -July 25, 1944 – July 02, 2018
Joseph D. Coletti -(July 25, 1944 – July 02, 2018) Joseph D. Coletti, 73, of Jensen Beach, Florida, passed away on July 2, 2018 at his daughter’s home.
Born in Bronx, New York, he had been a resident of South Florida for 43 years coming from New York City.
Prior to retirement he was the director of procurement for UFC Aerospace.
Survivors include his wife, Maryann Coletti of Jensen Beach; his daughter, Dawn Potter of Jensen Beach; his son, Christopher Coletti and his wife Wendy of Alpharetta, GA and his grandchildren, William Potter IV, Ryan Potter, Vianne Coletti and Addison Potter. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Marie Grieme and Constance LeRay and his brother, Edward J. Coletti.
Visitation will be from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at the Forest Hills Palm City Chapel with a prayer service at 1:00 PM. Entombment will follow immediately in Forest Hills Memorial Park.
For those who wish, contributions may be made to the National Endowment for Alzheimer’s Research, 2730 Spruce Street, Suite 101, Philadelphia, PA 19104 or at 215-778-4961 or on line at www.memorymatters.org or can may be made for Treasure Coast Hospice at Treasure Health, 1201 SE Indian Street, Stuart, FL 34997, or at 772-403-4500 or on line at www.treasurehealth.org
Cecile M. Williams-October 25, 1963 – July 02, 2018
Cecile M. Williams-(October 25, 1963 – July 02, 2018) Cecile Williams, 54, of Port St. Lucie, passed away unexpectedly July 2, 2018. She was born in Jamaica and relocated to the United States in 1986, settling in New York. In 1989, she moved to Port St. Lucie.
Cecile was a Pastor at First Born Church of Jesus Christ in Port St. Lucie.
She loved to cook, go fishing, and serve the community. Cecile had the biggest heart, and was always giving to her friends and family in any way that she could help.
She is survived by her sons, Thaddeus Walters of Gastonia, NC and Eric Williams Jr. of Port St. Lucie; her mother, Dorothy York of Jamaica and many siblings, including Oneil York of Port St. Lucie, Marsha of Ft. Lauderdale, Barbara Anderson, George York, Kevin York and Johnnie York, all of Jamaica. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eric Williams Sr. in 2017.
A graveside service will be held at 12:00 PM on Friday, July 13, 2018 at Forest Hills Memorial Park in Palm City.
Josephine Merlino-October 12, 1943 – July 1, 2018
Josephine Merlino-(October 12, 1943 – July 1, 2018)Josephine Merlino, 74, a resident of Port St. Lucie, Florida, departed this life Sunday, July 1, 2018.
Josephine is survived by her daughters, Bridget Stevens and Lisa Cole; son, Joseph Antonelli; 9 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and many other family members and friends.
Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 5, at Aycock at Tradition, 12571 SW Tradition Pkwy, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987. Funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 6, at St. Lucie Catholic Church, 280 SW Prima Vista Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL 34983.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Ataxia Foundation, 600 Hwy 169 South, Suite 1725, Minneapolis, MN 55426, www.ataxia.org.
Bridget Stevens, Daughter
Lisa Cole, Daughter
Joseph Antonelli, Son
Josephine is also survived by 9 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and many other family members and friends.
Albert Charles Steele – February 09, 1940 – June 27, 2018
Albert Charles Steele – (February 09, 1940 – June 27, 2018)Mr. Albert Charles Steele (Big Al) of Cleveland, OH, lost a hard fought battle with cancer on June 27, 2018 at the age of 78. Albert was born to parents Robert and Frances Steele on February 9, 1940 in Cleveland, OH. In 1958 he married Marian Rose Minch. They had four children; Tina (spouse David), Bobby (spouse Janet), Albert (spouse Loreen) and Karyn (spouse John). From 1980 to 2018 he was blessed with eleven grandchildren and fourteen great-grand children. He’s resided in Stuart, Florida since 1995.
Albert was an incredible singer; recording records at a young age. When Tina was born he began working at LTV Steel and enjoyed sharing successful businesses throughout his life with his three oldest (Subway and Steele and Sons Landscaping). Al found pleasure in exercise and personal training where he worked with Olympic athletes and friends. He was an excellent golfer earning seven holes-in-one.
Albert loved his family, coffee and donuts, Marian’s cooking and golfing with his buddies. He was infectiously positive, wore a beautiful smile and loved to laugh. His positive outlook on life was an inspiration.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service held at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Stuart, FL on July 6, 2018 at 10:00 am. His remains will be laid to rest at Forest Hills Memorial Park shortly thereafter. In lieu of flowers the Albert C. Steele Memorial Scholarship fund has been established in his honor to support high school scholars and athletes. Please go to www.gofundme.com/5qsmm80 to make a donation.
Darwin T Charles – May 22, 1922 – June 27, 2018
Darwin T Charles – (May 22, 1922 – June 27, 2018) Darwin Theodore Charles, 96, of Palm City, Florida passed away in his home on June 27.
Born in Syracuse, NY, Darwin spent his early years in upstate New York where he developed an interest in music and theater. He played saxophone at local venues and went on to study music in New York on a scholarship program before he enlisted in the military service and became a lieutenant in the United States Air force. Darwin served over 25 missions as a pilot and bombardier during WWII.
Following the war Darwin returned to the states where he began his career in the furniture business, starting as a sales representative for Bassett Furniture. In 1965 he launched his own furniture company (C&D Distributors) in Schenectady, New York, specializing in wholesale furniture distribution to local retailers. The business eventually transitioned to retail with three stores in the Albany area. Now called the Old Brick, the family business continues to operate going on its 53rd year in the tri-state area.
While building his business Darwin continued to pursue his interest in music and theater, performing lead roles in several civic productions and playing both trumpet and saxophone for pleasure. He was also a tennis and golf enthusiast and remained active in these sports after retiring and moving to Florida.
Darwin’s passion was his business but he also was a life-long supporter of Israel, and organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League, Jewish Federation and the Boys and Girls Club of America. He was known for his strong work ethic, sense of humor and his ability to converse with people from all walks of life.
Darwin is survived by his wife, Miriam Charles, and his daughters Lissa Charles and her husband Thomas Spignesi of Norwalk, CT, Diana Charles of Tamarac, FL and Wendy Terk and her husband Henry of Albany, NY, and his five grand children, Alison Atlas of Coconut Creek, FL, David Atlas of New York, NY, Suzanne Spignesi of Boston, MA, Erica Terk of Boston, MA, and Michael Terk of Westbury, NY. He is also survived by his step-children Robin Diamond of Delray Beach, FL, Steven Diamond and his wife Dee Dee of Boulder, CO, and his step-grandson David Diamond of Cocoa Beach, FL.
Joseph Walter Jackson – July 26, 1928 – June 27, 2018
Joseph Walter Jackson (July 26, 1928 – June 27, 2018) was an American talent manager and patriarch of the Jackson family of entertainers that includes his children Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. He was inducted into the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame as a member of the class of 2014. Joseph Walter Jackson was born to Samuel Jackson (1893–1992), a university professor, and Crystal Lee King (1907–1997), in Fountain Hill, Arkansas, on July 26, 1928 (although, according to the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame and Katherine Jackson’s book, My Family, The Jacksons, the year was 1929).Jackson was the eldest of five children. He was of African and Native American Ancestry.
Jackson recalled from early childhood that his father was domineering and strict, and he described himself in his memoir, The Jacksons as a “lonely child that had only few friends”. After his parents separated when he was twelve, his mother, two brothers, and sister moved to East Chicago, Indiana, a suburb outside Chicago in Northwest Indiana, and he moved with his father to Oakland, California. When he was 18, after his father remarried, he moved to East Chicago to live with his mother, two brothers, and sister. He soon got a job in East Chicago at Inland Steel Company,but did not finish high school. While in East Chicago, he began to pursue his dreams of becoming a boxer and found success with the Golden Gloves program. While he was preparing for a professional boxing career, he met 17-year-old Katherine Scruse, who also lived in East Chicago and attended Washington High School; Joe married another woman and in less than a year he was divorced before he started dating Katherine.
Joseph and Katherine were married on November 5, 1949. In January 1950, they purchased a small two-bedroom home on 2300 Jackson Street near East Chicago in Gary, Indiana. The Jacksons’ first child, Maureen Reillette “Rebbie” Jackson, was born four months later on May 29, 1950, in the Jackson house. Still employed at Inland Steel, Jackson left his hopes of becoming a professional boxer in order to support his family, and began working there as a full-time crane operator. He later took a second part-time job at American Foundries in East Chicago. In the meantime, his wife Katherine tended to their growing family. Eventually in the late 1950s she started working part-time at Sears in Gary. The Jacksons would go on to have ten children (their son Brandon Jackson died just after he was born). During the early 1950s, Jackson briefly performed with his own blues band The Falcons, playing guitar. Despite their efforts, The Falcons did not get a recording deal and subsequently broke up after on
e of their members, Thornton “Pookie” Hudson, founded his own band in 1952. That band would go on to become a successful doo-wop group named The Spaniels. Jackson began working with his sons’ musical group in the early 1960s, first working with his three eldest sons, Jackie, Tito and Jermaine. Younger sons Marlon and Michael eventually joined the backing band. Joseph began enforcing long and intense rehearsals for his sons. At first, the group went under The Jackson Brothers. Following the inclusions of Marlon and Michael in the group and Michael’s increased vocal presence within the group, their name was changed to The Jackson 5. After a couple of years performing in talent contests and high school functions, Joseph booked them in more and more respectable venues until they landed a spot at the renowned Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York City. On November 21, 1967, The Jackson 5 were signed by Jackson to their first professional contract with Gordon Keith, owner and first president of Steel
town Records in Gary, Indiana. The group’s first single “Big Boy,” with Michael as the lead singer, was released by Keith on January 31, 1968 on the Steeltown label. “Big Boy” became a local hit and brothers became local celebrities after it was played on radio stations in the Chicago-Gary area. Within the year, Jackson helped to land his sons an audition for Motown Records in Detroit. The Jackson 5 were signed with Motown in March 1969.
Jackson later relocated his family to California and supervised every recording session the group made for Motown. The group began to receive nationwide fame after their first single for Motown, “I Want You Back”, hit #1 following its release on October 7, 1969, followed by their first album, Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 in December 1969. After the Jackson 5’s first four singles, “I Want You Back” (The Jackson 5, 1969), “ABC” (The Jackson 5, 1970), “The Love You Save” (The Jackson 5, 1970), and “I’ll Be There” (The Jackson 5, 1970) sold 10 million copies in 10 months, setting a world record for sales, it became clear to Jackson that his dream to make his sons the first African-American teenagers to become internationally known recording stars had come true.
In 1973, wanting to reassert his control, Jackson had his family, including youngest son Randy, and daughters Rebbie, La Toya and Janet perform at casinos and resorts in Las Vegas, inspired by the success of fellow family act, The Osmonds.
Joseph had also formed his own record label, Ivory Tower International Records and signed artists under his management in which they toured internationally with The Jackson 5 as opening acts in 1974. In 1975, the Jackson 5, with the exception of Jermaine, left Motown and signed a lucrative deal with Epic Records. Michael Jackson had brokered a deal where they could eventually produce their own songs, leading to Motown retaining the Jackson 5 name, so they renamed themselves The Jacksons in 1976.
In 1978, Joseph’s youngest son, Randy, released his solo single “How Can I Be Sure” on Joseph’s record label. In 1982, Joseph established Janet Jackson’s career at age 16 as a recording artist while managing her. He financed the recording of his daughter’s first demo then, arranged her a recording contract with A&M Records and began recording her debut album, overseen by him. Joseph was alleged to have engaged in a lasting extramarital affair; this prompted Katherine to file for divorce on March 9, 1973 with a Los Angeles County clerk, but she chose to rescind the divorce papers.
The following year, Joseph fathered a child with Cheryl Terrell; their daughter, Joh’Vonnie Jackson, was born on August 30, 1974.This led Joseph and Cheryl to a 25-year-long affair while raising their daughter Joh’Vonnie. Katherine attempted once again to divorce her husband in 1982, but again was persuaded to drop the action. Joseph then moved away to Las Vegas, with Katherine remaining at the Jackson family home Hayvenhurst in Encino, California. Despite living separately, Katherine and Joe remained officially married until his death; Katherine denied the rumours that she and Joseph were estranged. Jackson had eleven children, ten with his wife Katherine Jackson (née Scruse):
Maureen Reillette “Rebbie” Jackson (born May 29, 1950)
Sigmund Esco “Jackie” Jackson (born May 4, 1951)
Toriano Adaryll “Tito” Jackson (born October 15, 1953)
Jermaine La Jaune Jackson (born December 11, 1954)
La Toya Yvonne Jackson (born May 29, 1956)
Marlon David Jackson (born March 12, 1957)
Brandon Jackson (March 12, 1957 – March 12, 1957)
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)
Steven Randall “Randy” Jackson (born October 29, 1961)
Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966)
Joh’Vonnie Jackson (born August 30, 1974)
In the late 1980s, Joseph’s image as a father became tarnished as the media reported stories told by his children that he was abusive towards them. When he managed his family, he allegedly ordered each of them to call him “Joseph”, which contributed to several siblings having been estranged from him. Michael Jackson claimed that from a young age he was physically and emotionally abused by his father, enduring incessant rehearsals, whippings and name-calling, but also admitting that his father’s strict discipline played a large part in his success. Michael first spoke openly about his childhood abuse in a 1993 interview with Oprah Winfrey. He said that during his childhood he often cried from loneliness. Michael recalled that Joseph sat in a chair with a belt in his hand as Michael and his siblings rehearsed and that “if you didn’t do it the right way, he would tear you up, really get you.”Joseph admitted to whipping his children with switches and belts as punishment, but said he did not do so at random, and
claimed never to have used any hard object as he felt was implied by the word “beating.”
Despite the abuse allegations, Michael honored his father with an annual “Joseph Jackson Day” at Neverland Ranch and ultimately forgave him, noting that Joseph’s deep-South upbringing during the Great Depression and the Jim Crow years and working-class adulthood hardened him emotionally and made him push his children to succeed as entertainers.
Both Joe and Katherine have denied the characterization of abuse. Katherine has said that while the whippings may be viewed as abuse by current generations, such methods were normal ways to discipline children for misbehavior in those days. Other siblings, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon, have denied that their father had been abusive. Some of Jackson’s sons went on to be at the center of various abuse cases, with Randy being charged with beating his wife and daughter.
Joseph Jackson was portrayed by Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs in the mini-series The Jacksons: An American Dream, and by Frederic Tucker in the 2004 VH1 biopic Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story.
In 2011, Jackson was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame.
In 2014, Jackson accepted the award on behalf of his son Michael, when he was inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The following year he was awarded The Rhythm & Blues 2015 Humanitarian Award. In June 2015, Jackson appeared at the BET Awards 2015 with daughter Janet Jackson as she accepted the Ultimate Icon Award.
On July 27, 2015, Jackson was rushed into a hospital after a stroke and heart arrhythmia while celebrating his 87th birthday in Brazil. He was not stable enough to fly out of the country for further treatment until two weeks later. Upon his arrival to Los Angeles, California on August 11, he was treated at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to correct his blurred vision following the stroke.
In January 2017, Jackson’s brother Lawrence died. On June 22, 2018, TMZ reported that Jackson was hospitalized in Las Vegas in the final stages of terminal pancreatic cancer. He died at a hospice in Las Vegas on June 27 at the age of 89.
Richard Benjamin Harrison Jr. – March 4, 1941 – June 25, 2018
Richard Benjamin Harrison Jr. (March 4, 1941 – June 25, 2018), also known by the nicknames The Old Man and The Appraiser, was an American businessman and reality television personality, best known as the co-owner of the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, as featured on the History Channel series Pawn Stars. Harrison was the co-owner of the pawn shop with his son Rick Harrison. They opened the store together in 1989.
Harrison was usually referred to by his nickname, “The Old Man”, which he earned at the age of 38. Richard Benjamin Harrison Jr. was born in Danville, Virginia, on March 4, 1941, and was of Irish descent. Harrison’s grandson, Corey, has mentioned his grandmother said they are related to Presidents William Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison. Harrison indicated that he did not give much credence to this idea.
When Harrison was one year old, his family moved to Lexington, North Carolina, where they lived at 115 Peacock Avenue, just off South Main Street.Harrison attended Lexington High School, but left during his junior year.Harrison’s family was poor, and to make money, Harrison drove a school bus when he was 14, parking the bus at his house every night, and getting up early in the morning to pick up the schoolchildren, for which he was paid five or six dollars a week. When he was 17, Harrison attended a barn dance, where he met his future wife, Joanne Rhue, the daughter of Joseph Rhue, a county judge, who later became one of the lead attorneys for Philip Morris in North Carolina. They married in 1960. Before they married, however, Harrison stole a car, and after he was arrested, was given a choice by the judge to go to prison or the military. Harrison chose the latter.JoAnne became pregnant with their first child immediately after they married, and Sherry, their first child, was born
with Down syndrome. They also had three sons, Joseph, Rick, and Chris. Harrison left the Navy in February 1962, but re-enlisted fourteen months later in order to obtain the health care benefits necessary to meet Sherry’s medical expenses. She died when she was six years old.
Harrison ultimately served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years,including stints as a paymaster, and attaining the rank of petty officer first class. Harrison served on four ships, including his final five years on fleet tug ATF 100 USS Chowanoc, from 1972 to 1976.
In 1967 Harrison was transferred by the Navy to San Diego, California. He continued to serve in the Navy, while JoAnne obtained her real estate license in 1970 and opened her own office in 1973. After Harrison was discharged from the Navy, he worked part-time in his wife’s office. Declining real estate sales caused by interest rates as high as 18 percent cost Harrison $1,000,000 and the collapse of this business in 1981.With only $5,000, in April 1981, Harrison and his wife and three sons moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he and his son Rick opened Gold & Silver Coin Shop in a 300 square foot shop at 1501 Las Vegas Boulevard. In 1986, he relocated the business to a larger building at 413 Fremont Street. In 1987, he obtained a license to buy and sell second-hand goods. The business’s lease expired in 1988.
In 1989, Rick opened what would become the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop at 713 Las Vegas Boulevard South, located less than two miles from the Las Vegas Strip.The most common item brought into the store is jewelry. As of July 2011, the store had 12,000 items in its inventory, 5,000 of which are typically held on pawn. Even when absent from the show, according to an episode of Pawn Stars, Harrison usually was the first to arrive at the shop in the morning, and by 2010, had not had a sick day since 1994.
From July 19, 2009 until his death, Harrison and his son Rick, along with his grandson Richard Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison and Corey’s childhood friend and employee Austin “Chumlee” Russell, had been featured in the reality television program Pawn Stars on the History Channel. Harrison was depicted as saying little and easily angered. “Chumlee” has stated that he is “old and cranky”, while Harrison himself indicates: “My role on the show is to be an old grump.” Within ten weeks of its debut, Pawn Stars was the highest-rated program on the History Channel, and second highest-rated reality show program behind Jersey Shore.In that same period, the average number of customers in the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop increased from 70 to 700 per day. By February 2012, between 3,000 and 5,000 people visited the store each day.
Harrison’s net worth has been estimated to be 5 million USD. In March 2010, Harrison, his son, grandson and Austin “Chumlee” Russell were awarded the key to the city of Las Vegas by Mayor Oscar Goodman.
Harrison and the other stars of Pawn Stars served as grand marshals for the History 300 NASCAR race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26, 2012.
On May 29, 2012, Harrison was awarded a key to the city of Lexington, his hometown, by Lexington Mayor Clark Newell, in the Lexington City Council Chamber, and the day was also officially “Richard Harrison’s Day”.
On July 17, 2012, the Clark County Commission declared that day to be “Pawn Stars/Gold & Silver Pawn Day”. At the Commission meeting, Harrison donated $1000 to the Clark County Museum, and lent the U.S. Senate floor chair used by Senator Patrick McCarran (sold to the Gold and Silver in the Pawn Stars episode “Take a Seat”) to the museum as part of a display on Senator McCarran.
R. B. Harrison and his son Rick were nominated for the 2012 Time 100 list. On December 5, 2011, Harrison made a special appearance at the American Country Awards 2011, giving a speech onstage.
On February 25, 2012, he was a guest star at a Celebrity Bingo Bow Wow charity event, which was held at the Silverton Casino Lodge. Harrison was particularly passionate about automobiles, showing an interest in all types of cars.Cars he owned or expressed an interest in on the television series include his 1966 Imperial Crown, which took him fifteen years to convince the previous owner to sell, and was subsequently restored by his son and grandson for his 50th wedding anniversary; a 1957 Chevy 150 sedan given to him by the stars of two other History shows, American Restoration and American Pickers; and the mid-1960s B&Z Electra-King electric car shown to them in Pawn Stars season 3 episode 14 (“Honest Abe”), which he suggested could be converted into a golf cart.
Harrison died on June 25, 2018, after a battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Kathryn E. Saal- October 02, 1943 – June 23, 2018
Kathryn E. Saal- (October 02, 1943 – June 23, 2018)Kathryn E. Saal, 74, of Stuart, Florida passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at her home surrounded by family.
Born in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, she resided in Stuart, Florida for 38 years, coming from Oxford, Connecticut and Warwick, New York.
On August 8, 1964, Kathryn married her High School Sweetheart, Karl Saal. They were together for 60 years, married for 54 years. She was a graduate of Orange County Community College in Middletown, New York, and a longtime member of First United Methodist Church of Stuart where she once served as President of the Women’s Ruth Circle.
She was an incredibly kind, loving, and strong woman. She fought breast cancer for almost 20 years and lived every moment to the fullest. She was always 100% supportive of her children as they pursued their dreams. They knew she was always there to listen, encourage, and love them through everything, as she helped them believe that they could do anything they wanted to do. She adored her grandchildren and went to as many gymnastics and karate competitions, piano recitals, and basketball games as she could, and was so excited to be recently introduced to her first great grandchild.
Kathryn is survived by her husband Karl; daughters Kimberly Griffith and her husband Jim of Orlando, Florida, and Patricia Costa and her husband Jeff of Winter Garden, Florida; Granddaughters Chelsea Barrows of Woodstock, Georgia, and Brittany Bramwell of Winter Haven, Florida; grandsons Cameron and Ben Costa; great grandson Cohen Barrows; and sisters Mary Demarest of Warwick, New York, and Norma Longstreth of Orlando, Florida.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday June 27, 2018 at First United Methodist Church of Stuart, 1500 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL 34994.
Vincent Paul Abbott – March 11, 1964 – June 22, 2018
Vincent Paul Abbott (March 11, 1964 – June 22, 2018), also known as Vinnie Paul, was an American musician, songwriter and producer, best known for being the former drummer, and co-founder, of the heavy metal band Pantera. He was a member of Hellyeah. He also co-founded the heavy metal band Damageplan in 2003 with his younger brother, Dimebag Darrell. Vincent Paul Abbott was born in Abilene, Texas, on March 11, 1964. His parents were Jerry, a country music songwriter and producer, and Carolyn Abbott.
Paul has said that his biggest drum influences are Peter Criss, Tommy Aldridge—also mentioning Bill Ward, John Bonham, Mikkey Dee, Alex Van Halen, and Neil Peart.Paul formed the heavy metal band Pantera in 1981 with his brother Dimebag Darrell (then known as Diamond Darrell) and Terry Glaze on guitars, bassist Tommy D. Bradford, and vocalist Donnie Hart. Upon Hart’s departure, Glaze assumed vocal duties. In the summer of 1982, Bradford left the band and was succeeded by Rex Brown. The band released three albums with that lineup.
Pantera recruited vocalist Phil Anselmo in 1987. By 1990, the band had been signed to Atco Records and released Cowboys from Hell, which proved to be the band’s turning point. Over the course of four more studio records, a live album and a greatest hits compilation, Anselmo and Pantera were nominated for four best metal performance Grammys for the songs “I’m Broken”, “Suicide Note Pt. I”, “Cemetery Gates”, and “Revolution Is My Name”.
In 2001, Anselmo decided to put Pantera on hold because of back pain while he toured and recorded with his side projects. Pantera’s official disbandment took place in 2003 for several reasons, but mainly because of the ongoing dispute between Anselmo and the Abbott brothers, although Rex Brown remained neutral. In the years to follow, animosity would stir up between Abbott and Anselmo. Anselmo had publicly announced that he wished for Paul to forgive him and reform a friendship. However, Paul stated that he was not interested in speaking to Anselmo.
After the breakup of Pantera, the Abbott brothers formed the heavy metal band Damageplan with former tattoo artist Bob Zilla on bass and former Halford guitarist Pat Lachman on lead vocals. Damageplan recorded one album, New Found Power, which was released on February 10, 2004. The song “Ashes to Ashes”, a collaboration with Alice in Chains guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell, was not completed in time to be featured on the album, but it was featured on the soundtrack to the 2004 film The Punisher, and was a bonus track on the Japanese version of New Found Power.
On December 8, 2004, while on tour to support Damageplan’s album, Dimebag Darrell was shot dead onstage by Nathan Gale at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio.Damageplan disbanded shortly thereafter. In a 2016 interview with Loudwire, Vinnie Paul revealed that there are five unreleased Damageplan tracks that were meant for the band’s second album that was set to be released in 2005, but that those tracks have no vocals, only him and Dimebag playing on them. Paul said that he didn’t know what to do with those tracks, but he often thought about having some of Dimebag’s favorite singers like Rob Halford of Judas Priest and Chris Cornell of Soundgarden to record vocals for the songs, but he didn’t have time to do it because he was focused on his band Hellyeah.
After burying his brother, Paul formed Big Vin Records in February 2006 and released Rebel Meets Rebel and a DVD, Dimevision, Volume 1. Paul (along with Cristina Scabbia, co-lead vocalist of Lacuna Coil) wrote a monthly question-and-answer column in Revolver. Paul maintained endorsement deals with ddrum, Sabian cymbals, and Vic Firth drumsticks. He previously endorsed Tama, Pearl drums, and Remo drumheads and hardware.
In June 2006, after the death of his brother and an 18-month hiatus, Paul was not sure if he would return to music, but eventually joined in with the heavy metal supergroup Hellyeah, which also features vocalist Chad Gray and guitarist Greg Tribbett from Mudvayne, guitarist Tom Maxwell from Nothingface, and bassist Bob Zilla from Damageplan, who was called on to replace original bassist Jerry Montano. As of 2016, the group has released 5 albums, with the latest being Unden!able, released in June 2016.
For several years, Paul had been trying to publish a cookbook called Drumming up an Appetite with Vinnie Paul.
In November 2008, he handpicked several of his most memorable drum parts to demonstrate in a promotional video for the drum company ddrum: “Use My Third Arm”, “Primal Concrete Sledge”, “13 Steps to Nowhere”, “Domination”, and “Becoming”. In 2009, he started American Drummer Champions with the aide of friend and influence M. Ludowise, former Downset drummer.
In August 2013, Paul featured in a music video for Black Label Society’s cover of “Ain’t No Sunshine”, appearing alongside a horse-masked Zakk Wylde. Wylde and Paul were well known to be close friends, with Wylde also having been particularly close with Paul’s brother Dimebag Darrell before his death in 2004.
On June 22, 2018, Paul died at his Las Vegas, Nevada home, of what a friend called a massive heart attack, at the age of 54. News of his death was initially released on the official Pantera Facebook page, stating only his association with bands Pantera, Damageplan, and Hellyeah, along with a statement requesting that the privacy of his family be respected. Five days before his death, Paul’s final performance took place at The Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel and Resort at Las Vegas. Following his death, tributes from all over the metal community began pouring in, including members of Black Sabbath, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Megadeth, Alice in Chains, Lamb of God, Periphery, Slipknot, The Acacia Strain, In Flames, and many others. He was buried beside his mother Carolyn and brother Darrell at Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Arlington, Texas.
Paul used Tama drums during the Cowboys from Hell album and tour from 1990 until 1992. On Vulgar Display of Power and Far Beyond Driven albums and tours respectively, he used Remo drums. Paul was endorsed by Remo until The Great Southern Trendkill album, when he changed his endorsement to Pearl drums. He was endorsed by Pearl from 1996 until 2008, when he made his latest change to ddrum.Paul has used Sabian cymbals and Vic Firth drumsticks throughout his career. He was also known for using triggered samples mixed with real miked drum sounds during live shows.
Irving Charles Krauthammer – March 13, 1950 – June 21, 2018
Irving Charles Krauthammer (/ˈkraʊt.hæmər/; March 13, 1950 – June 21, 2018) was an American political columnist whose weekly column was syndicated to more than 400 publications worldwide. A well-respected conservative political pundit, in 1987 Krauthammer won the Pulitzer Prize for his column in The Washington Post.
While in his first year studying medicine at Harvard Medical School, Krauthammer became permanently paralyzed from the waist down after a diving board accident that severed his spinal cord at C5 After spending 14 months recovering in a hospital, he returned to medical school, graduating to become a psychiatrist involved in the creation of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders III in 1980. He joined the Carter administration in 1978 as a director of psychiatric research, eventually becoming the speechwriter to Vice President Walter Mondale in 1980.
In the late-1970s and early-1980s, Krauthammer embarked on a career as a columnist and political commentator. In 1985, he began writing a weekly editorial for The Washington Post, which earned him the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for his “witty and insightful columns on national issues.” He was a weekly panelist on the PBS news program Inside Washington from 1990 until it ceased production in December 2013. Krauthammer had been a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard, a Fox News Channel contributor, and a nightly panelist on Fox News Channel’s Special Report with Bret Baier.
Krauthammer received acclaim for his writing on foreign policy, among other matters. He was a leading neoconservative voice and proponent of US military and political engagement on the global stage, coining the term “Reagan Doctrine” and advocating for the Gulf War, Iraq War, and enhanced interrogation techniques of suspected Islamic terrorists.
In August 2017, due to his battle with cancer, Krauthammer stopped writing his column and serving as a Fox News contributor. Krauthammer died on June 21, 2018. Krauthammer was born on March 13, 1950, in the New York City borough of Manhattan. His father, Shulim Krauthammer (November 23, 1904 – June 1987), was from Bolekhiv, Ukraine (then the Austro-Hungarian Empire), and his mother, Thea (Horowitz), from Antwerp, Belgium. When he was 5, the Krauthammers moved to Montreal. Through the school year they resided in Montreal and spent the summers in Long Beach, New York. Both parents were Orthodox Jews, and he graduated from Herzliah High School.
Krauthammer attended McGill University in Montreal, graduating in 1970 with First Class Honours in both economics and political science. At the time, McGill University was a hotbed of radical sentiment, something that Krauthammer says influenced his dislike of political extremism. “I became very acutely aware of the dangers, the hypocrisies, and sort of the extremism of the political extremes. And it cleansed me very early in my political evolution of any romanticism,” He later said: “I detested the extreme Left and extreme Right, and found myself somewhere in the middle.” The following year, after graduating from McGill, he studied as a Commonwealth Scholar in politics at Balliol College, Oxford, before returning to the United States to attend medical school at Harvard.
Krauthammer was injured in a diving board accident during his first year of medical school. He sustained injuries that left him paralyzed from the waist down and required him to be hospitalized for 14 months. He remained with his Harvard Medical School class during his hospitalization, graduating in 1975. From 1975 through 1978, Krauthammer was a resident in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, serving as chief resident his final year. During his time as chief resident, he noted a variant of manic depression (bipolar disorder) that he identified and named “Secondary mania”. He published his findings in the Archives of General Psychiatry. He also coauthored a path-finding study on the epidemiology of mania.
In 1978, Krauthammer moved to Washington, D.C., to direct planning in psychiatric research under the Carter administration. He began contributing articles about politics to The New Republic and, in 1980, served as a speech writer to Vice President Walter Mondale. He contributed to the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. In 1984, he was board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. In 1979, Krauthammer joined The New Republic as both a writer and editor. In 1983, he began writing essays for Time magazine, including one on the Reagan Doctrine, which first brought him national acclaim as a writer. Krauthammer began writing regular editorials for The Washington Post in 1985 and became a nationally syndicated columnist. Krauthammer coined and developed the term “Reagan Doctrine” in 1985, and he defined the U.S. role as sole superpower in his essay “The Unipolar Moment,” published shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
In 1990, Krauthammer became a panelist for the weekly PBS political roundtable Inside Washington, remaining with the show until it ceased production in December 2013. Krauthammer also appeared on Fox News Channel as a contributor for many years.
Krauthammer’s 2004 speech “Democratic Realism,” which was delivered to the American Enterprise Institute when Krauthammer won the Irving Kristol Award, set out a framework for tackling the post-9/11 world, focusing on the promotion of democracy in the Middle East.
In 2013, Krauthammer published Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics. An immediate bestseller, the book remained on The New York Times bestseller list for 38 weeks and spent 10 weeks in a row at number one
Krauthammer’s New Republic essays won him the “National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism”. The weekly column he began writing for The Washington Post in 1985 won him the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1987. On June 14 1993, he was awarded the Honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from McGill University.
In 2006, the Financial Times named Krauthammer the most influential commentator in America, stating that “Krauthammer has influenced US foreign policy for more than two decades.”
In 2009, Politico columnist Ben Smith wrote that Krauthammer had “emerged in the Age of Obama as a central conservative voice, the kind of leader of the opposition that economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman represented for the left during the Bush years: a coherent, sophisticated and implacable critic of the new president.” In 2010, The New York Times columnist David Brooks said Krauthammer was “the most important conservative columnist.” In 2011, former congressman and MSNBC host Joe Scarborough called him “without a doubt the most powerful force in American conservatism. He has for two, three, four years.”
In a December 2010, press conference, former president Bill Clinton – a Democrat – called Krauthammer “a brilliant man”. Krauthammer responded, tongue in cheek, that “my career is done” and “I’m toast.”
On September 26, 2013, Krauthammer received the William F. Buckley Award for Media Excellence.
Krauthammer’s other awards included the People for the American Way’s First Amendment Award, the Champion Media Award for Economic Understanding from Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, the first annual Bradley Prize, the 2002 “Mightier Pen” award from the Center for Security Policy, the 2004 Irving Kristol Award, and the 2009 Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Opinion Journalism, an annual award given by the Eric Breindel Foundation.
Krauthammer was a supporter of abortion legalization (although he believed Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided) and opposed to euthanasia.
Krauthammer was appointed to President George W. Bush’s Council on Bioethics in 2002. He supported relaxing the Bush administration’s limits on federal funding of discarded human embryonic stem cell research.Krauthammer supported embryonic stem cell research using embryos discarded by fertility clinics with restrictions in its applications. However, he opposed human cloning. He warned that scientists were beginning to develop the power of “creating a class of superhumans”. A fellow member of the Council, Janet D. Rowley, insists that Krauthammer’s vision was still an issue far in the future and not a topic to be discussed at the present time.
In March 2009, Krauthammer was invited to the signing of an executive order by President Barack Obama at the White House but declined to attend because of his fears about the cloning of human embryos and the creation of normal human embryos solely for purposes of research. He also contrasted the “moral seriousness” of Bush’s stem cell address of August 9, 2001, with that of Obama’s address on stem cells.
Krauthammer was critical of the idea of living wills and the current state of end-of-life counseling and feared that Obamacare would just worsen the situation: When my father was dying, my mother and brother and I had to decide how much treatment to pursue. What was a better way to ascertain my father’s wishes: What he checked off on a form one fine summer’s day years before being stricken; or what we, who had known him intimately for decades, thought he would want? The answer is obvious.
Krauthammer was a longtime advocate of radically higher energy taxes to induce conservation.
Krauthammer wrote in The Washington Post on February 20, 2014, “I’m not a global warming believer. I’m not a global warming denier.” Objecting to declaring global warming settled science, he contended that much that is believed to be settled turns out not to be so
Krauthammer first gained attention in the mid-1980s when he first used the phrase “Reagan Doctrine” in his Time magazine column. The phrase was a reference to the American foreign policy of supporting anticommunist insurgencies around the globe (most notably Nicaragua, Angola, and Afghanistan) as a response to the Brezhnev Doctrine and reflected a U.S. foreign policy that went beyond containment of the Soviet Union to rollback of recent Soviet influence in the Third World. The policy, which was strongly supported by Heritage Foundation foreign policy analysts and other conservatives, was ultimately embraced by Reagan’s senior national security and foreign policy officials. Krauthammer’s description of it as the “Reagan Doctrine” has since endured.
In “The Poverty of Realism” (New Republic, February 17, 1986), he developed the underlying theory “that the end of American foreign policy is not just the security of the United States, but what John F. Kennedy called ‘the success of liberty.’ That means, first, defending the community of democratic nations (the repository of the liberal idea) and second, encouraging the establishment of new liberal policies at the frontier, most especially in the Third World.” The foreign policy, he argued, should be both “universal in aspiration” and “prudent in application,” thus combining American idealism and realism. Over the next 20 years these ideas developed into what is now called “democratic realism.”
Following the Cold War, Krauthammer penned an article entitled “The Unipolar Moment”. Krauthammer coined the term “unipolarity” to describe the world structure that was emerging with the fall of the Soviet Union. Krauthammer predicted that the bipolar world of the Cold War would give way not to a multipolar world in which the U.S. was one of many centers of power, but a unipolar world dominated by the United States with a power gap between the most powerful state and the second most powerful state that would exceed any other in history. He also suggested that American hegemony would inevitably exist for only a historical “moment” lasting at most three or four decades.
Hegemony gave the United States the capacity and responsibility to act unilaterally if necessary, Krauthammer argued. Throughout the 1990s, however, he was circumspect about how that power ought to be used. He split from his neoconservative colleagues who were arguing for an interventionist policy of “American greatness.” Krauthammer wrote that in the absence of a global existential threat, the United States should stay out of “teacup wars” in failed states, and instead adopt a “dry powder” foreign policy of nonintervention and readiness. Krauthammer opposed purely “humanitarian intervention” (with the exception of overt genocide). While he supported the 1991 Gulf War on the grounds of both humanitarianism and strategic necessity (preventing Saddam Hussein from gaining control of the Persian Gulf and its resources), he opposed American intervention in the Yugoslav Wars on the grounds that America should not be committing the lives of its soldiers to purely humanitarian missions in which there is no American national interest at stake.
Krauthammer’s major 2004 monograph on foreign policy, “Democratic Realism: An American Foreign Policy for a Unipolar World,” was critical both of the neoconservative Bush doctrine for being too expansive and utopian, and of foreign policy “realism” for being too narrow and immoral; instead, he proposed an alternative he called “Democratic Realism.”
In a 2005 speech later published in Commentary Magazine, Krauthammer called neoconservatism “a governing ideology whose time has come.” He noted that the original “fathers of neoconservatism” were “former liberals or leftists.” More recently, they have been joined by “realists, newly mugged by reality” such as Condoleezza Rice, Richard Cheney, and George W. Bush, who “have given weight to neoconservatism, making it more diverse and, given the newcomers’ past experience, more mature.”
In a 2008 column entitled “Charlie Gibson’s Gaffe”, Krauthammer elaborated on the changing meanings of the Bush Doctrine in light of Gibson’s questioning of Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin regarding what exactly the Bush Doctrine was, which resulted in criticism of Palin’s response. Krauthammer states that the phrase originally referred to “the unilateralism that characterized the pre-9/11 first year of the Bush administration,” but elaborates, “There is no single meaning of the Bush doctrine. In fact, there have been four distinct meanings, each one succeeding another over the eight years of this administration.”
Krauthammer strongly opposed the Oslo accords and said that Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Yasir Arafat would use the foothold it gave him in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to continue the war against Israel that he had ostensibly renounced in the Israel–Palestine Liberation Organization letters of recognition. In a July 2006 essay in Time, Krauthammer wrote that the Israeli–Palestinian conflict was fundamentally defined by the Palestinians’ unwillingness to accept compromise.
During the 2006 Lebanon War, Krauthammer wrote a column, “Let Israel Win the War”: “What other country, when attacked in an unprovoked aggression across a recognized international frontier, is then put on a countdown clock by the world, given a limited time window in which to fight back, regardless of whether it has restored its own security?” He later criticized Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert’s conduct, arguing that Olmert “has provided unsteady and uncertain leadership. Foolishly relying on air power alone, he denied his generals the ground offensive they wanted, only to reverse himself later.”
Krauthammer supported a two-state solution to the conflict. Unlike many conservatives, he supported Israel’s Gaza withdrawal as a step toward rationalizing the frontiers between Israel and a future Palestinian state. He believed a security barrier between the two states’ final borders will be an important element of any lasting peace.
When Richard Goldstone retracted the claim 1 1/2 years after the issuance of the UN report on the 2008 Gaza war that Israel intentionally killed Palestinian civilians,including children, Krauthammer strongly criticized Goldstone, saying that “this weasel-y excuse-laden retraction is too little and too late” and called “the original report a blood libel ranking with the libels of the 19th century in which Jews were accused of ritually slaughtering children in order to use the blood in rituals.” Krauthammer thought that Goldstone “should spend the rest of his life undoing the damage and changing and retracting that report.
He laid out the underlying principle of strategic necessity restraining democratic idealism in his controversial 2004 Kristol Award Lecture: “We will support democracy everywhere, but we will commit blood and treasure only in places where there is a strategic necessity—meaning, places central to the larger war against the existential enemy, the enemy that poses a global mortal threat to freedom.”
The 9/11 attacks, Krauthammer wrote, made clear the new existential threat and the necessity for a new interventionism. On September 12, 2001, he wrote that, if the suspicion that bin Laden was behind the attack proved correct, the United States had no choice but to go to war in Afghanistan. He supported the Second Iraq War on the “realist” grounds of the strategic threat the Saddam regime posed to the region as UN sanctions were eroding and of his alleged weapons of mass destruction and on the “idealist” grounds that a self-sustaining democracy in Iraq would be a first step toward changing the poisonous political culture of tyranny, intolerance, and religious fanaticism in the Arab world that had incubated the anti-American extremism from which 9/11 emerged.
In October 2002, he presented what he believed were the primary arguments for and against the war, writing, “Hawks favor war on the grounds that Saddam Hussein is reckless, tyrannical, and instinctively aggressive, and that if he comes into possession of nuclear weapons in addition to the weapons of mass destruction he already has, he is likely to use them or share them with terrorists. The threat of mass death on a scale never before seen residing in the hands of an unstable madman is intolerable—and must be preempted. Doves oppose war on the grounds that the risks exceed the gains. War with Iraq could be very costly, possibly degenerating into urban warfare.”
He continued: “I happen to believe that the preemption school is correct, that the risks of allowing Saddam Hussein to acquire his weapons will only grow with time. Nonetheless, I can both understand and respect those few Democrats who make the principled argument against war with Iraq on the grounds of deterrence, believing that safety lies in reliance on a proven (if perilous) balance of terror rather than the risky innovation of forcible disarmament by preemption.”
On the eve of the invasion, Krauthammer wrote, “Reformation and reconstruction of an alien culture are a daunting task. Risky and, yes, arrogant.” In February 2003, Krauthammer cautioned that “it may yet fail. But we cannot afford not to try. There is not a single, remotely plausible, alternative strategy for attacking the monster behind 9/11. It’s not Osama bin Laden; it is the cauldron of political oppression, religious intolerance, and social ruin in the Arab-Islamic world—oppression transmuted and deflected by regimes with no legitimacy into virulent, murderous anti-Americanism.” Krauthammer in 2003 wrote that the reconstruction of Iraq would provide many benefits for the Iraqi people, once the political and economic infrastructure destroyed by Saddam was restored: “With its oil, its urbanized middle class, its educated population, its essential modernity, Iraq has a future. In two decades Saddam Hussein reduced its GDP by 75 percent. Once its political and industrial infrastructures are reestablished, Iraq’s potential for rebound, indeed for explosive growth, is unlimited.”
On April 22, 2003, Krauthammer predicted that he would have a “credibility problem” if weapons of mass destruction were not found in Iraq within the next five months.
In a speech to the Foreign Policy Association in Philadelphia, he argued that the beginnings of democratization in the Arab world had been met in 2006 with a “fierce counterattack” by radical Islamist forces in Lebanon, Palestine, and especially Iraq, which witnessed a major intensification in sectarian warfare. In late 2006 and 2007, he was one of the few commentators to support the troop surge in Iraq.
Meg Greenfield, editorial page editor for The Washington Post who edited Krauthammer’s columns for 15 years, called his weekly column “independent and hard to peg politically. It’s a very tough column. There’s no ‘trendy’ in it. You never know what is going to happen next.” Hendrik Hertzberg, also a former colleague of Krauthammer while they worked at The New Republic in the 1980s, said that when the two first met in 1978, Krauthammer was “70 percent Mondale liberal, 30 percent ‘Scoop Jackson Democrat,’ that is, hard-line on Israel and relations with the Soviet Union”; in the mid-1980s, he was still “50–50: fairly liberal on economic and social questions but a full-bore foreign-policy neoconservative.” Hertzberg in 2009 called Krauthammer a “pretty solid 90–10 Republican.” Krauthammer has been described by some as a conservative.
A few days before the 2012 United States presidential election, Krauthammer predicted it would be “very close” with Republican candidate Mitt Romney winning the “popular by, I think, about half a point, Electoral College probably a very narrow margin.” Although admitting his incorrect prediction, Krauthammer maintained, “Obama won but had no mandate. He won by going very small, very negative.”
Before the 2016 presidential election, Krauthammer stated that “I will not vote for Hillary Clinton, but, as I’ve explained in my columns, I could never vote for Donald Trump”.
In July 2017 following the release by Donald Trump Jr of the email chain about the Trump Tower meeting on June 9, 2016, Krauthammer opined that even bungled collusion is still collusion.
Krauthammer stated that “atheism is the least plausible of all theologies. I mean, there are a lot of wild ones out there, but the one that clearly runs so contrary to what is possible, is atheism”.
Krauthammer opposed the Park51 project in Manhattan for “reasons of common decency and respect for the sacred. No commercial tower over Gettysburg, no convent at Auschwitz, and no mosque at Ground Zero. Build it anywhere but there.”
Krauthammer criticized President George W. Bush’s 2005 nomination of Harriet Miers to succeed Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. He called the nomination of Miers a “mistake” on several occasions. He noted her lack of constitutional experience as the main obstacle to her nomination.
On October 21, 2005, Krauthammer published “Miers: The Only Exit Strategy”, in which he explained that all of Miers’s relevant constitutional writings are protected by both attorney–client privilege and executive privilege, which presented a unique face-saving solution to the mistake: “Miers withdraws out of respect for both the Senate and the executive’s prerogatives.” Six days later, Miers withdrew, employing that argument: “As I stated in my acceptance remarks in the Oval Office, the strength and independence of our three branches of government are critical to the continued success of this great Nation. Repeatedly in the course of the process of confirmation for nominees for other positions, I have steadfastly maintained that the independence of the Executive Branch be preserved and its confidential documents and information not be released to further a confirmation process. I feel compelled to adhere to this position, especially related to my own nomination. Protection of the prerogatives of the
Executive Branch and continued pursuit of my confirmation are in tension. I have decided that seeking my confirmation should yield.”
The same day, NPR noted, “Krauthammer’s scenario played out almost exactly as he wrote.” Columnist E. J. Dionne wrote that the White House was following Krauthammer’s strategy “almost to the letter”. A few weeks later, The New York Times reported that Krauthammer’s “exit strategy” was “exactly what happened,” and that Krauthammer “had no prior inkling from the administration that they were taking that route; he has subsequently gotten credit for giving a plan.”
In 1974, Krauthammer married his wife, Robyn, a lawyer, who stopped practicing law to focus on her work as an artist, and is among his survivors. They had one child, Daniel, who is also among his survivors. Krauthammer’s brother, Marcel, died in 2006.
Krauthammer was Jewish, but described himself as “not religious” and “a Jewish Shinto” who engages in “ancestor worship”. He was influenced by his study of Maimonides at McGill with Rabbi David Hartman, head of Jerusalem’s Shalom Hartman Institute and professor of philosophy at McGill during Krauthammer’s student days.
Krauthammer was a member of the Chess Journalists of America and the Council on Foreign Relations.He was co-founder of Pro Musica Hebraica, a not-for-profit organization devoted to presenting Jewish classical music, much of it lost or forgotten, in a concert hall setting.
Gerald Emanuel Boman – November 2, 1935 – June 20, 2018
Gerald Emanuel Boman of Palm City, Florida – (November 2, 1935 – June 20, 2018) Gerald Emanuel Boman was born in Forest City, Iowa on November 2, 1935, the son of Harold Emanuel Boman and Emma Louise Steiff Boman. He grew up on the family farm west of Forest City and graduated from Forest City High School. Following graduation, Mr Boman attended Waldorf College.
On November 23, 1955 Mr. Boman married his high school sweetheart Mary Jo Hanson and the couple began their farm life together west of Forest City. He actively farmed from 1952 until 1959.
In the winter of 1959, Mr. Boman joined his father-in-law, John K Hanson at the inception of Winnebago Industries, beginning a 45-year career. As a founder and one of the first employees, Mr Boman was a key player in the formation and success of the new company. He began on the production line and was quickly promoted to Production Manager in 1960, Vice-President of Manufacturing and Board of Directors in 1962, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors in 1975. He became Senior Vice-President in 1977 and was an active member of the Winnebago Industries Board of Directors until his retirement in 2010.
During his tenure at Winnebago, Mr Boman oversaw motorhome and travel trailer lines and was often given exciting new production challenges: a flying helicopter camper, grain trailers, modular housing, and people-mover trams for Universal Studios. A natural leader, he was a people person who knew no strangers and this served him well in all his endeavors.
Mr Boman founded the Winnebago International Travelers Club (now Winnebago Itasca Travelers Club) and traveled extensively both as a part of the club and privately.
He earned his private pilots license at the age of 16 and served as the first corporate pilot for Winnebago Industries. Mr Boman served as Chairman of the Forest City Airport Commission and was a life-long member of the North Iowa Flying Club.
Among Mr Boman’s leadership roles were the Iowa Manufacturer’s Association Board (Chairman and Board member), Bethel University Board of Regents (St Paul, MN) and the Southern Baptist Annuity Board. He was a deacon, trustee and choir member in his home church of First Baptist in Forest City, Iowa and sang in the choirs of Palm City Presbyterian Church and First Baptist Church, Stuart.
Mr Boman’s love of God and others led him to embrace many ministries throughout his life-time, most especially Compassion International and Gideon’s International.
Mr Boman was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Emma Boman, Forest City, Iowa, a sister, Gretchen Ann Boman Waldemar of Hesperia, California and many aunts and uncles. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Jo Boman, Palm City, FL/Forest City, IA, a daughter Janet Coe (Rob) of Mukilteo, WA, a son Greg (Becky) of Castle Rock, Colorado, a sister Sue Messer (John) of Littleton, Colorado, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A funeral service for Mr Boman will held on Monday, June 25 at 11:00am, Palm City Presbyterian Church, 2700 SW Martin Highway, Palm City, Florida. Memorial gifts may be given in memory of Mr Boman to Pine Lake Christian Camp, Eldora, Iowa or Compassion International.
Sophia D. Haddad – November 18, 1922 – June 19, 2018
Sophia D. Haddad – (November 18, 1922 – June 19, 2018) Sophia Darany Haddad, 95, of Stuart, Florida passed away on June 19, 2018 in Stuart. She was surrounded by her loving family and friends in the days and weeks leading up to her passing.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Sophia moved throughout the USA with her husband, US Air Force Lt. Col. George Haddad Sr., before settling in Miami, FL where she lived for most of her life. While in Miami, she Co-Managed a family grocery business and later worked for 25 years for the Metro Transit System where she was well loved by travelers who she helped negotiate the MTA systems and where she was honored for her many years of outstanding work and dedication. She has resided in the Treasure Coast community for the past ten years.
Sophia was a beloved mother and grandmother who spent her life focused on building a strong foundation for her family. Her children and grandchildren will remember her as a loving and nurturing woman who instilled in them the importance of family. Her family was the joy of her life and she was instrumental in keeping everyone close and connected. Some of Sophia’s most memorable qualities were her kindness and her sharp wit. Even at the age of 95, Sophia never lost her sense of humor or her ability to perfectly time a joke.
Her survivors include her children, George M. Haddad and his wife Page of Palm City, Mary and her husband Rocky Draud of Gainesville, FL and Margaret Velez and her husband Joe of Charlotte, NC; Dr. Charles J. Haddad, MD and his wife Judella of Jacksonville, FL, 3 brothers and a sister; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren (with one more on the way). Sophia was preceded in death by her husband George M. Haddad Sr. She made great, lifetime friends because of her beautiful smile, her sense of acceptance, her positive attitude, her kindness and her sense of humor. She was an avid dancer (referred to as the “Tango Queen” of Florida), reader, walker, crossword puzzle wizard, and Mediterranean cook. She was a strongly independent woman who gave great advice and was generous to a fault.
Sophia’s faith was of great importance to her. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on July 20, 2018 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Palm City, where she was a member.
For those who wish, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 39105, 800-822-6344 or online at www.stjude.org, or Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, P.O. Box 916, Palm City, FL 34991 in Sophia’s memory.
Richard Valeriani – August 29, 1932 – June 18, 2018
Richard Valeriani (August 29, 1932 – June 18, 2018) was an American journalist who was a White House correspondent and diplomatic correspondent with NBC News in the 1960s and 1970s. He previously covered the Civil Rights Movement for the network and was seriously injured when hit in the head with an ax handle at a demonstration in Marion, Alabama, in 1965 in which Jimmie Lee Jackson was shot and killed by Alabama State Trooper James Bonard Fowler.
In July 1962, he interviewed Marion King, the wife of Slater King, who had been beaten by policemen in Camilla, Georgia, while trying to take clothes to jailed civil rights protesters from Albany, Georgia.
Valeriani portrayed himself as a reporter for CNN from the deck of the French aircraft carrier Foch in the 1995 film Crimson Tide, providing the opening newscast which sets up the plot.
As a participant in the events portrayed in the 2014 film Selma, Valeriani considered the film excellent and substantially accurate in presenting the role of media such as Roy Reed of The New York Times, but found the role of television underplayed.
Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy – January 23, 1998 – June 18, 2018
Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy (January 23, 1998 – June 18, 2018), known professionally as XXXTentacion, was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter.
Born in Plantation, Florida, Onfroy spent most of his childhood in Lauderhill. He began writing music after being released from a youth correction center and released his first song on SoundCloud in June 2013, titled “News/Flock”. He was a popular figure in SoundCloud rap, a trap scene that takes elements of lo-fi music and harsh 808s.
Onfroy released his debut album, 17, on August 25, 2017. Onfroy’s second album, ?, was released on March 16, 2018. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, with its singles “Sad!” and “Changes” peaking at numbers 1 and 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 respectively.
Onfroy was shot and killed in a robbery after leaving a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida, on June 18, 2018.
Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy was born on January 23, 1998, in Plantation, Florida, to Jamaican parents, Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy and Cleopatra Bernard. He had three siblings with one being half, shared paternally. Onfroy was mainly raised by his grandmother Collette Jones—due to his mother’s financial situation—in Pompano Beach, Florida, and Lauderhill, Florida. When Onfroy was six years old, he tried to stab a man attempting to attack his mother and was eventually put into a youth program before being forced to live with his grandmother.
Onfroy’s interest in music initially started after his aunt persuaded him to begin attending school choir and later church choir. He was soon kicked out of the school choir after attacking another student. Onfroy attended Margate Middle School where he was later expeled from middle school after a series of physical altercations. He was subsequently enrolled into Sheridan House Family Ministries by his mother for over six months. Onfroy began to listen to nu-metal, hard rock and rap during his time at Sheridan House Family Ministries, which led to him attempting to learn the piano and guitar.
Onfroy attended Piper High School until he dropped out in the tenth grade. He described himself as a “misfit” during that time, citing how quiet he was despite being popular and regularly involved in physical confrontations. Onfroy was not the athletic type and said that he was insecure and depressed during his time in high school.
Onfroy’s career as a music artist began in June 2013 after the release of his song “News/Flock”. While in juvenile detention for gun possession charges, Onfroy met Stokeley Clevon Goulbourne, another artist known as Ski Mask the Slump God. During their time together, Onfroy and Goulbourne became good friends and began freestyling. Recalling his time in detention, Onfroy said that he was respectful to the officers and staff and used to protect people from other inmates, including a homosexual cellmate, whom Onfroy later attacked for allegedly staring at him while he was changing clothes.
That same year, following his release from a juvenile detention center, Onfroy and Goulbourne met up again under the belief they were going to commit a string of home invasions for monetary gain though Onfroy eventually bought a Blue Snowball microphone and began recording music, which convinced Stokeley to do the same. After Onfroy adopted the moniker XXXTentacion, he uploaded his first official song, called “Vice City”, on SoundCloud. Speaking on his decision to abandon a life of crime for music, Onfroy said that he felt like music was a better outlet for his feelings and then-girlfriend Geneva Ayala was someone who helped him realize that. He would then continue uploading small snippets of his songs that he would either soon release or keep unreleased. Onfroy eventually joined Ski Mask the Slump God’s group Very Rare, before breaking off and starting the Members Only collective, which Ski Mask then also joined. The word “tentación” in his stage name is the Spanish word for “temptation”.
Onfroy released his first official extended play (EP), called The Fall, on November 21, 2014. Onfroy released one collaboration album with Ski Mask the Slump God, called Members Only Vol. 1, before releasing Members Only Vol. 2 in 2015 with several members of the growing Members Only collective. In 2016, he released the EP Willy Wonka Was a Child Murderer, with music heavily inspired by heavy metal and indie music. In 2016, Onfroy quit his job as a call center operator due to his growing music career and moved in with rapper Denzel Curry.
In July 2016, Onfroy was arrested and charged with robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. After posting $10,000 bail, Onfroy continued to work on his debut independent album, Bad Vibes Forever, which had a slated October 31, 2016 release date. The album missed the release date and was delayed due to Onfroy being arrested in early October on charges of false imprisonment, witness tampering and aggravated battery of a pregnant victim.
In 2017, Onfroy re-released his song “Look at Me”. The song peaked at number 34 on US Billboard Hot 100 and the top 40 of the Canadian Hot 100. The single helped him gain more popularity due to accusations of Canadian rapper Drake using a similar rap flow in his then-unreleased song “KMT” that he previewed at a concert in Amsterdam with feature guest appearance from British rapper Giggs.
After his release from prison on April 18, 2017, he released three more songs on SoundCloud. In an interview with WMIB, Onfroy announced that he was working on the studio albums Bad Vibes and 17; as well as a mixtape, I Need Jesus. In an interview three days after his release from prison, Onfroy said to XXL, “I got this really, really, really good album called 17. That’s more of an alternative, R&B sound—then I’ve got this mixtape called I Need Jesus, which is mainly rap and the underground sound I did.”
Onfroy announced his first nationwide tour on April 28, 2017. The tour, titled “The Revenge Tour”, had 26 tour dates overall and was widely publicized due to numerous controversies which included a rapper being assaulted, Onfroy being involved in an altercation on stage that led to him being knocked unconscious an audience member being stabbed, Onfroy being thrown into a barricade by security, and Onfroy punching a fan. He announced the cancellation of the rest of the tour dates due to his cousin being shot on June 24, 2017, though the final tour date in Broward County, Florida, still went ahead and was later streamed on the watchthemusic (WAV) app.
Onfroy was named as the tenth pick on XXL’s “2017 Freshman Class” after being voted in. In his XXL freestyle (which is regularly done by freshmen where a rapper will rhyme a cappella), it was speculated that he verbally insulted fellow American rapper J. Cole, though later Cole endorsed the rapper’s music, calling him “talented”.
Onfroy released his major-label debut commercial project, called Revenge, on May 16, 2017. The mixtape consists of eight previously released songs. The collaborative mixtape, Members Only, Vol. 3, with Members Only, was released on June 26, 2017.
Onfroy announced that he would be taking a small break from social media on July 20, 2017, until he came back two weeks later to announce the release date for his upcoming debut album, called 17. Rapper DRAM brought Onfroy out at a concert in the Staples Centre during Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. Tour, being the first time that Onfroy performed at the arena and the first time he was brought out as an opening act by a mainstream artist. This was following Lamar’s comments about rappers using ghostwriters for song lyrics which may have been directed at Drake, whom Onfroy was in a rap feud with earlier that year.
He released his major-label debut album, 17, on August 25, 2017. The album debuted at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200, selling 86,000 album-equivalent units first week.The album received a positive response from critics, some of which lauded the album for its personal narratives and diverse musical style. On September 3, 2017, Onfroy announced that Bad Vibes Forever, his second album, was still in production. 17 gave Onfroy’s seven songs—”Jocelyn Flores”, “Revenge”, “Fuck Love”, “Everybody Dies in Their Nightmares”, “Depression & Obsession”, “Save Me” and “Carry On”—that debuted in the Billboard Hot 100 at number 31, 77, 41, 54, 91, 94 and 95, respectively with “Jocelyn Flores” becoming XXXTentacion’s highest-charting song since “Look at Me” that peaked it at 34. Onfroy then had his ninth song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, in turn with his being featured on Kodak Black’s song “Roll in Peace”, taken from Project Baby 2. The song debuted at 52, and peaked at 31.
On September 12, 2017, Onfroy released his first official music video for his 2016 song “Look at Me”, as well as sharing a music video with his 2015 song “Riot”. The song generated controversy hours after being posted due to the video depicting a white child being hanged by Onfroy, as another black child observed. Onfroy’s label, Bad Vibes Forever, signed a distribution deal with Capitol Music Group subsidiary Caroline on October 19, 2017. The deal, reportedly worth 6 million dollars, is for one album only. Shortly afterwards on October 25, 2017, Onfroy announced he was terminating his contract with Caroline despite a representative confirming he was still signed. Two days later, he announced that he will be retiring due to negativity and backlash though some publications noted that Onfroy made similar statements before and not followed through. On October 30, 2017, Onfroy announced that he will make music again if fellow Broward rapper and “former best friend”, Ski Mask the Slump God,
was his friend again. Later, Onfroy answered a fan’s question on Instagram live about his retirement, saying, “Am I quitting? Yes, I’m quitting—I don’t know for how long, but I’m just not going to make music right now.”
Onfroy previewed new music on November 2, 2017, signaling a return to making music. Onfroy announced a new album titled Bad Vibes Forever on November 17, 2017, speaking on the album, Onfroy said “It will be a mix of genres you have seen me dabble with, if you are not a fan of me this is not an album for you, it is for core fans only”. The album title shares its name with his label. On December 11, 2017, Onfroy released the A Ghetto Christmas Carol EP on SoundCloud. A day before his hearing for witness tampering charges, Onfroy announced that he was preparing three albums to be ready for 2018, and after being released on house arrest, he announced the titles of all three albums, Skins, Bad Vibes Forever and ?
Onfroy began to use his long-time YouTube channel “xxxtentacion”, previously used to upload music, to upload gaming videos and vlogs. The channel has 6.6 million subscribers as of June 2018. On January 22, 2018, Onfroy announced on Instagram that he and New York rapper Joey Badass had been creating a project together and the two dropped a freestyle to the song “King’s Dead” on SoundCloud on March 9, 2018, in preparation for the collab project. The “xxxtentacion” YouTube channel uploaded the video “#THEHELPINGHANDCHALLENGE” on the same day. The video included Onfroy donating musical instruments, video game consoles, and other gifts to a foster home. Shortly afterwards, Onfroy declared his album had finished and he was preparing to release it but would only do so after the hashtag #HELPINGHANDCHALLENGE reached one million mentions on Instagram.
Onfroy released his first single of 2018 on February 2, titled “Shining Like the Northstar”. He was also featured on long-time collaborator and producer Ronny J’s track “Banded Up”. Onfroy released the song “Hope” on his SoundCloud account on February 21, 2018, dedicated to the victims of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Onfroy announced that he was releasing two songs at midnight on March 2, 2018, both the first singles for his upcoming album ?. The lead single for ?, “Sad!”, was released several hours later alongside “Changes”, which features fellow 2017 XXL Freshman PnB Rock.”Sad!” debuted at number 17, becoming his highest-charting song in the United States, and eventually peaked at number 1 after XXXTentacion’s death.
Onfroy announced the release date for his second studio album, on March 12, 2018. He shared the 18 track track-list with features from Joey Bada$, Travis Barker and PnB Rock. ? was released on March 16, 2018. ? debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, becoming Onfroy’s first number one in the country, losing out with his debut album 17 due to Lil Uzi Vert’s Luv Is Rage 2.
On June 21, 2018, the first posthumous song featuring Onfroy was released, “Ghost Busters”, with Trippie Redd featuring Quavo and Ski Mask the Slump God, and was uploaded on Trippie Redd’s SoundCloud. Hip hop magazine and blog XXL released a series of freestyles that Onfroy performed as a part of his 2017 Freshman Cypher. Ugly God released a song titled “Tear Drop” on June 22, 2018, which featured Onfroy’s aforementioned unreleased cypher verses, as a tribute to Onfroy.
On June 18, 2018, Onfroy was leaving the Riva Motorsports motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida and at approximately 3:55 p.m., while sitting in his car, it is alleged that “two armed men dressed in dark clothing and gloves — and one wearing a red mask, the other in a black mask — approached the rapper while he was in the driver’s seat.” A brief struggle occurred, and the masked men reached inside Onfroy’s vehicle, removed a small bag, and shot Onfroy multiple times. The perpetrators allegedly left in a black Dodge Journey SUV. Onfroy was transported by paramedics to the nearby Broward Health North in Deerfield Beach, “where he died shortly after he was shot”. Onfroy was pronounced dead by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 5:30 p.m. Suspect Dedrick Devonshay Williams of Pompano Beach was arrested 2 days after the shooting, shortly before 7 p.m. Held in the Broward County jail, he is charged with first degree murder without premeditation
Well known for his “depressing, and at times devastating” music that brought attention to mental health, Onfroy employed styles and techniques that were unconventional in hip hop during his career, such as distortion and heavy guitar-backed instrumentals drawing inspiration from third-wave emo. This influenced artists such as Lil Pump, Trippie Redd, Ski Mask the Slump God, Smokepurpp and 6ix9ine with the grungy vocals and lo-fi mixing of his early career. He was also credited with giving artists their first taste of fame and helping them with their careers through features and co-signs.
Onfroy left behind what Rolling Stone called “a huge musical footprint” due to his impact on his young fanbase and his popularity during his career. Given his immense influence only to die young, the article compared his cultural impact with that of Ritchie Valens and Darby Crash, the latter of whom had a similar trajectory as well. This success as “a zeitgeist-grabbing, industry-defying, boundary-destroying phenomenon” is “overshadowed” by his reported abuse of his pregnant ex-girlfriend, however, and the latter is focus of his life story. Nonetheless, the article contends that despite media attempts to suppress him, Onfroy’s “impact on music will be felt for years to come” and his recordings have “helped signal a new era of post-streaming, post-genre teenagers”.
Onfroy’s personal life and history are also noted as prominent parts of his legacy. An article in The Guardian described his legacy in more critical terms, stating that “e will be remembered mostly for the unusually cruel violence he committed on vulnerable people, particularly his ex-girlfriend, crimes for which he never expressed remorse.” According to the article, his music “reflected a life lived with disregard for humanity, both other people’s and his own”; and rarely attempted to engage in bravado or bragging, instead focusing on “mental illness, suicide, extreme misogyny, and a prevailing feeling of numbness.”
An article in The Atlantic expressed similar criticisms, though it also noted that Onfroy “reminded young fans in particular that their hurt was valid but that it did not form the sum total of their lives” and that he “gave voice to their insecurities”.Contrasting these elements of his legacy, the article acknowledged that though he spent his career encouraging young fans to recognize their greater worth, Onfroy’s legacy is nonetheless characterized by the trauma he both experienced and caused.
In The Washington Post, Chris Richards likewise commented on Onfroy’s complicated legacy, contrasting how he “encouraged his fans to find hope in the fog of their despair, but bragged enthusiastically about the joy he felt in brutalizing others.” According to Richards, Onfroy’s music “brought solace to the depressed” while validating the sort of violence he practiced and legitimized the pain of his fans while erasing the suffering of domestic violence victims. Onfroy’s music serves as an example for Richards of how “a hateful song” might normalize such feelings in “hateful people”, which contributes to the profound paranoia in society about the hatred that might be in the minds of others.
Onfroy’s influences included Kurt Cobain, Tupac Shakur, Cage the Elephant, The Fray, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Gorillaz, and Coldplay. When speaking on his influences, X said, “I’m really into multi-genre things that aren’t just based around rapping itself. I’m more inspired by artists in other genres besides rap.” Onfroy as an artist has been defined as versatile and his music has been described as having a “lo-fi” aesthetic, being diverse and experimental, drawing influence from heavy metal. His music also has the tendency to contain distorted bass and an “intentional lack of polish”. Speaking about this, Onfroy said that the intentionally bad mixing on his tracks make it “genuine”. Some fans have also noted that his music has inspired many up-and-coming artists, such as Craig Xen, Lil Pump, Trippie Redd, Karami, and Smokepurpp, into channeling similar vibes into their music.
Onfroy generally changed his vocal style depending on the type of song he was performing on. His vocal style has been described as displaying “emotional vulnerability” on much more depressing tracks and as replicating screaming on much more aggressive tracks. His songwriting has been described as outlandish and shocking, often referring to “violence, sex, and drugs” though on some projects such as The Fall and 17, Onfroy’s songwriting was more emotional in comparison to his previous work, often referring to loneliness, depression, isolation, and anxiety.
Richard “Dick” Gerardy – April 03, 1933 – June 17, 2018
Richard “Dick” Gerardy (April 03, 1933 – June 17, 2018) Richard “Dick” Gerardy joined his wife Dorothy in heaven on Father’s Day, June 17,
2018. He was surrounded by his children and close friends as he made his journey to
reunite with his wife of over 60 years.
Dick was born in Chicago to Francis and Kathryn (Shea) Gerardy on April 3, 1933. Dick
met his wife Dorothy Delores DeVore while in high school, and married her on August
25, 1953. Dick served in the Korean conflict during the early years of their marriage.
Dick and Dorothy raised five children together: Carol (Charlie) Little, Richard Gerardy
Junior, Lyn Gooden, Mike Gerardy, and Chris (Lisa) Gerardy. Dick leaves behind 8
grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings William
(Anita) Gerardy, James Gerardy, and Kathleen (Thomas) Olejnik. He was preceded in
death by his wife Dorothy, who passed in 2013, as well as his sisters Patricia (Gerald)
Clifford and Nanette (Thomas) Glynn.
Dick had a successful 31 year engineering career with US Steel, retiring in 1986. He
earned his engineering degree at night from Illinois Institute of Technology, completing
his bachelors degree in 1962 after his fourth child was born, while working during the
Dick and Dorothy moved to Florida in 1988. Dick was a very active member of Holy
Family Catholic Church, serving as the Project Engineer on the construction of the first
parish center and main church building; his name is commemorated on the cornerstone
of the church building. He enjoyed gardening and had a natural ability to create beautiful
landscaping designs. Dick became a certified Master Gardener in 2003, and spent 15
years with the St. Lucie County Master Gardeners, along with his extensive involvement
with the gardening club at Holy Family.
Roberta “”Bobbi”” Russo – November 2, 1945 – June 17, 2018
Roberta “Bobbi” Russo 72, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018. Survivors include husband of 52 years Thomas Russo, sister Ginny Allen, nephews Louis Jr, Danny and Richie, and niece Nancy. Services will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 2:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 at Aycock Funeral Home in Jensen Beach, FL. A Mass of Christian burial will be on Friday June 29, 2018, 11:00AM at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Jensen Beach, FL
Janice E. Spinelli-June 18, 1949 – June 16, 2018
Janice E. Spinelli (June 18, 1949 – June 16, 2018)Janice E. Spinelli passed away on June 16, 2018 at her home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Janice was born on June 18, 1949 in Eufaula, Alabama to Marcus and Doris Belcher. She graduated Abbevile High School in 1967.
She moved to Florida and met her husband David Spinelli and they married on September 10, 1977. A year later they had their daughter Shannon. Janice was a loving and devoting wife, mother, GaGa, sister, and friend, always putting others before herself. She had the most generous loving heart that touched many lives with her presence.
Her family and friends will always be thankful for the gift that was her life. Janice especially enjoyed spending time with her family and playing with her two grandkids that meant the world to her. She loved to go antique shopping with her daughter and husband. Janice also loved to go on vacations to Virginia, North Carolina, and Alabama spending time with her three sisters.
Janice was preceded in death by her parents Marcus and Doris Belcher; Mother-in-law Ruby Spinelli; Step Mother-in-law Venna Spinelli and niece Liiv Beasley. She is survived by her husband of 40 years David Spinelli; her Father-in-law August Spinelli; her daughter Shannon Loew and Son-in-law Rene Loew; grandkids Olivia and Julian Loew; sisters Nancy Coates (Marc Lucas), Marlene Wells (Roger), Lisa Weathington (Mike), nieces and nephews as well as many other loving family and friends.
Matthew Tyler Murphy December 29, 1929 – June 15, 2018
Matthew Tyler Murphy (December 29, 1929 – June 15, 2018),known as Matt “Guitar” Murphy, was an American blues guitarist. He was associated with The Blues Brothers and Howlin’ Wolf. Murphy was born in Sunflower, Mississippi, and was educated in Memphis, Tennessee, where his father worked at the Peabody Hotel. Murphy learned to play guitar when he was a child.
In 1948, Murphy moved to Chicago, where he joined the Howlin’ Wolf Band, which at the time featured Little Junior Parker. In 1952, Murphy recorded with Little Junior Parker and Ike Turner, resulting in the release, “You’re My Angel”/“Bad Women, Bad Whiskey”(Modern 864), credited to Little Junior Parker and the Blue Flames.
Murphy worked a lot with Memphis Slim, including on his debut album At the Gate of Horn (1959) Murphy recorded two albums with Chuck Berry and was also featured in works by Koko Taylor, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Buddy Guy, Etta James, and Otis Rush. He also performed with Willie Dixon.
He gave a memorable performance in 1963 on the American Folk Blues Festival tour of Europe with his “Matt’s Guitar Boogie”. Freddie King is said to have once admitted that he based his “Hide Away” on Murphy’s playing during this performance.
In the 1970s, Murphy associated with harmonica player James Cotton, recording over six albums. Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi attended one of their performances and subsequently asked Murphy to join the touring band of The Blues Brothers. Murphy appeared in the films The Blues Brothers (1980) and Blues Brothers 2000 (1998), playing the husband of Aretha Franklin. He performed with the Blues Brothers Band until the early 2000s.
Murphy’s signature guitar is manufactured by Cort Guitars. He visited the Cort factory in Korea in 1998, and later that year the MGM-1 was introduced. Most of these guitars have a sunburst or honey finish. They are made of agathis, with a mahogany neck, and have two humbuckers and single volume and tone controls. This model was produced until 2006; 78 were sold, according to factory numbers.
Murphy was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2012. Murphy suffered a stroke in the summer of 2002 but returned to perform a few years later.
In 2011, Murphy married Kathy Hemrick in a private ceremony in South Miami, Florida. A month later they celebrated with an “open to the public” reception at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which also doubled as a release party for the CD Last Call.
He resided in Miami until his death on June 15, 2018. Cause of death was not revealed. Murphy’s death was first announced on Facebook by his nephew Floyd Murphy Jr. who performed alongside his uncle and who said: “He was a strong man that lived a long long fruitful life that poured his heart out in every guitar solo he took”.
Dominic Joseph Fontana March 15, 1931 – June 13, 2018
Dominic Joseph Fontana (March 15, 1931 – June 13, 2018) – was an American musician best known as the drummer for Elvis Presley for 14 years. In October 1954 he was hired to play drums for Presley, which marked the beginning of a fifteen-year relationship. He played on over 460 RCA cuts with Elvis. Nicknamed “D.J.”, Fontana was employed by the Louisiana Hayride to be an in-house drummer on its Saturday night radio broadcast.
Fontana joined a band (originally assembled by Sam Phillips) that was without a drummer. The band included Scotty Moore (lead guitar), Bill Black (bass), and Elvis Presley (rhythm guitar). They called themselves The Blue Moon Boys. This became the band that would perform and record the vast majority of Presley’s hits of the 1950s. Along with the occasional piano and backing vocals from the Jordanaires, The Blue Moon Boys played on several Elvis hits, including “Heartbreak Hotel”, “Hound Dog”, “Don’t Be Cruel”, and “Jailhouse Rock”. The band toured extensively. Throughout 1956 and 1957, the band had several television appearances, which included The Ed Sullivan Show. The band broke up in 1958 and Black never played with Fontana or Presley again afterward. He died in 1965. Although the band had officially broken up, Fontana and Elvis still regularly played and recorded together throughout the 1960s. Moore would sometimes join them. In 1968, Fontana performed on the NBC television special, often referred to as Elvis’ ‘Comeback’ Special.
Stan Lynch said of Fontana: “Armed with accuracy, power, swing, dynamics, great time and — the biggest compliment of all — simplicity whenever it was best, D.J. rocked the greatest singer and the greatest songs … ever. He did it year after year, record after classic record. In a world of one trick ponies and lucky “Rock Stars,” D.J. is the real deal.”
Moore and Fontana also performed together without Presley, including a 2001 recording of “That’s All Right (Mama) along with Paul McCartney. In 1983, Fontana published a book in pictorial form, titled D.J. Fontana Remembers Elvis, detailing his years playing with Presley. Fontana’s Life and Times weekly phonecasting debuted on July 3, 2007. D. J. Fontana was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame on January 14, 2009, and on April 4, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in the “sidemen” category. English musician Wayne Fontana (born Glyn Geoffrey Ellis) took his stage name from the drummer.
Fontana was played by Ed Begley, Jr. in the 1979 motion picture Elvis, and by Eric William Pierson in the 2005 CBS miniseries Elvis.Fontana died on June 13, 2018 in Nashville at the age of 87. At the time of his death, he was suffering from complications of a broken hip.
John “Ned” Hughes – November 21, 1926 – June 12, 2018
John “Ned” Hughes – (November 21, 1926 – June 12, 2018) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ned Hughes on June 12 after a brief illness at the age of 91.
Born on November 21, 1926 Ned graduated Lehighton High School (PA) class of ’45 and later graduated with a BS in Business Agriculture 1949 from Penn State University where he lettered in lacrosse and was a member of Delta Chi Fraternity.
Ned entered into the USAF during the Korean War in December of 1950 where he completed pilot training at Nellis Air Force Base. He flew the F-86 Sabre which was the first fighter aircraft to exceed the speed of sound. In March of 1953, he was assigned to the 51st Fighter Interceptor Group 16th sqaudron where he flew many missions with Buzz Aldrin.
He was later employed by Atlas Powder Company. He was a “dynamite salesman”. He resided in Madison, CT for 30 years and was an active member of the Madison Country Club. In 1995 he moved to Stuart, FL and enjoyed his golf with his friends at the Yacht & Country Club.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Marian; three sons, Jeffrey (Donna), Christopher and John (Amy);his four grandchildren Lauren (Travis) Young, Katie, Austin and Andrew; one great grandson Connor Young and his two brothers Charles (Nancy) and Richard (Helen).
A memorial service is scheduled for June 30 at 10:00 am at the Stuart Congregational Church in Stuart, Florida.
Ruth Louise Tannehill – January 24, 1924 – June 12, 2018
Ruth Louise Tannehill – (January 24, 1924 – June 12, 2018) Ruth L. Tannehill, 94, of Port St. Lucie, Florida passed away on June 12, 2018 at The Gardens of Port St. Lucie.
Ruth was born in Portsmouth, Ohio and had been a resident of Jensen Beach, FL for 30 years coming from Alexandria, VA. She currently was resided in Port St. Lucie for the past 7 years.
Prior to retiring Ruth was a civilian secretary for the U.S. Army.
Survivors include her daughters, Judy M. Rust of Palm City, FL, Patsy Dean and her husband Ben of Jeffersonton, VA, Terry Clark and her husband Jeff, Palm City and Tammy Cassedy of Frederick, MD, 32 grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Tannehill and her siblings, William Anderson, Donald Anderson, David Anderson and Jean Martin.
Veronica H. McWaters – June 12, 2018
Veronica Hilton McWaters passed away peacefully at Harper House in Stuart, FL early on June 12, 2018. Born and raised in England, Veronica has lived in the United States for 65 years with the last 25 spent in Stuart. Veronica attended the Royal College of Music. Theatre and music were very important to her as she spent many years as a piano teacher and director of community theatre Gilbert and Sullivan productions.
Veronica also worked for many years as a medical secretary and property manager in Massachusetts. She was an active volunteer with the scouts. She loved music, golf, ice hockey and her children and grandchildren.
Veronica was pre-deceased by her husband, Charles Arthur McWaters, a daughter Trine Nielsen and a step-daughter, Lyn Chartier. She is survived by daughter, Kirsten Manton, and son, Eric Nielsen, as well as son-in-law Stephen Manton, daughter-in-law Susan Nielsen and grandchildren Hans Nielsen, Alison Manton, Christine Nielsen, Kara Manton and Marie Nielsen. Veronica also leaves two step-sons, Craig and Chris McWaters.
The family would like to thank the staff at Solaris Assisted Living as well as staffs of Harper House, Parkway Rehab and Martin Memorial for care during her illness.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1000 SE Ruhnke St. Stuart FL.
William Eugene HAWKINS – March 6, 1929 – June 10, 2018
William Eugene HAWKINS – (March 6, 1929 – June 10, 2018)W. E. Hawkins, 89, of Stuart, FL, passed away June 10, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Originally from Roanoke, VA, “Bill” moved to Florida after serving in the Navy during WWII. He attended the University of Miami earning his BBA in 1954. A Master Mason since 1955 and a member of the Shriners organization, Bill retired as branch manager of GMAC after a 37-year career. Bill is survived by his wife of 63 years Joyce, daughter Susan (Michael) and their children Jamie, Jennifer and Mike, son Bill Jr. (Ashleigh) and their children “Trey,” Brooke and Dawson. He was predeceased by his daughter Dawn. A memorial service will be conducted at 3 pm, June 16, at Jupiter Light Lodge (600 S. Loxahatchee Drive, Jupiter Florida 33458). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children or the American Cancer Society.
Helen Kathryn Schulz – January 11, 1920 – June 9, 2018
Helen Kathryn Schulz – (January 11, 1920 – June 9, 2018)Helen Schulz, age 98, of Sylva passed away Saturday, June 9th, 2018. She was the wife of the late Bill Schulz and the daughter of the late Earl and Helen Amthor.
Helen was a longtime resident of Hobe Sound, Fla and part-time resident of Sylva for over 50 years. She was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Hobe Sound, Fla and also an attendee of East Fork Baptist Church of Sylva. She had a lifelong passion for cooking and also loved crafting and playing cards with family and friends. Helen especially loved spending time with her great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and her parents, she was also preceded in death by two sisters; Joan Scheibner and Mary Mays.
Helen is survived by one son; Bill (Diane) Schulz of Sylva and two grandchildren; Billy (Jess) Schulz and Amber (Matt) Guzman. Also surviving are four great grandchildren; Charlie Schulz, Mateo Guzman, Reef Guzman and Liam Schulz as well as several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Fort Pierce, FL on Thursday June 14th, 2018 at 11:30am. Aycock Funeral Home is handling the arrangements in Florida.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Humane Society Chapter of your choice.
Anthony Michael Bourdain June 25, 1956 – June 8, 2018
Anthony Michael Bourdain – (June 25, 1956 – June 8, 2018) was an American celebrity chef, author, travel documentarian, and television personality who starred in programs focusing on the exploration of international culture, cuisine, and the human condition. He was considered one of the most influential chefs in the world.
Bourdain was a 1978 graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and a veteran of a number of professional kitchens in his long career, which included many years spent as executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in Manhattan. He first became known for his bestselling book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (2000). His first food and world-travel television show, A Cook’s Tour, ran for 35 episodes on the Food Network in 2002 and 2003. In 2005, he began hosting the Travel Channel’s culinary and cultural adventure programs Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2005–2012) and The Layover (2011–2013). In 2013, he began a three-season run as a judge on The Taste, and concurrently switched his travelogue programming to CNN to host Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.
Though best known for his culinary achievements and television presentations, along with several books on food and cooking and travel adventures, Bourdain also wrote both fiction and historical nonfiction.
Anthony Bourdain, called “Tony” by friends and colleagues, was born June 25, 1956 in New York City. The elder of two sons of Pierre Bourdain, who was an executive for Columbia Records, and Gladys Bourdain (née Sacksman), who was a staff editor for The New York Times. he spent most of his childhood in Leonia, New Jersey. His younger brother, Christopher, became a currency analyst and made appearances on some of his television series.
Bourdain said he was raised without religion, but that his family was Catholic on his father’s side and Jewish on his mother’s side. His paternal grandparents were French: his paternal grandfather emigrated from Arcachon to New York following World War I, and his father grew up speaking French and spent many summers in France. Bourdain was a Boy Scout.
Bourdain wrote that his love of food was aroused in his youth while on a family vacation in France, when he tried his first oyster on a fisherman’s boat. He graduated from the Dwight-Englewood School—an independent coeducational college-preparatory day school in Englewood, New Jersey—in 1973, then enrolled at Vassar College, but dropped out after two years. He worked in seafood restaurants in Provincetown, Massachusetts, while attending Vassar, which inspired his decision to pursue cooking as a career.
Bourdain attended The Culinary Institute of America, graduating in 1978. From there he went on to run various restaurant kitchens in New York City—including the Supper Club, One Fifth Avenue, and Sullivan’s.
In 1998, Bourdain became executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles. Based in Manhattan, at the time the brand had additional restaurants in Miami, Washington, D.C., and Tokyo. Bourdain remained executive chef there for many years, and, even when no longer formally employed at Les Halles, maintained a relationship with the restaurant, which described him in January 2014 as their “chef-at-large”. Les Halles closed in 2017, after filing for bankruptcy.
Bourdain’s book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (2000), a New York Times bestseller, was an expansion of his 1999 New Yorker article “Don’t Eat Before Reading This.” A sequel to the book, Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook, was published in 2010.
He wrote two more bestselling nonfiction books: A Cook’s Tour (2001), an account of his food and travel exploits around the world, written in conjunction with his first television series of the same title, and The Nasty Bits (2006), another collection of essays centered on food. His additional books include Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook, the culinary mysteries Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo, a hypothetical historical investigation, Typhoid Mary: An Urban Historical, and No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach.
His articles and essays appeared in many publications, including in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Times of London, the Los Angeles Times, The Observer, Gourmet, Maxim, and Esquire (UK) magazines; Scotland on Sunday, The Face, Food Arts, Limb by Limb, BlackBook, The Independent, Best Life, the Financial Times, and Town & Country. His blog for the third season of Top Chef was nominated for a Webby Award for Best Blog (in the Cultural/Personal category) in 2008.
In 2012, Bourdain co-wrote the original graphic novel Get Jiro! along with Joel Rose; its art was by Langdon Foss.
A Cook’s Tour (2002–2003)
The acclaim surrounding Bourdain’s memoir Kitchen Confidential led to an offer by the Food Network for him to host his own food and world-travel show, A Cook’s Tour, which premiered in January 2002. It ran for 35 episodes, through 2003.
No Reservations (2005–2012)
In July 2005, he premiered a new, somewhat similar television series, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, on the Travel Channel. As a further result of the immense popularity of Kitchen Confidential, the Fox sitcom Kitchen Confidential aired in 2005, in which the character Jack Bourdain is based loosely on his biography and persona.
In July 2006, he and his crew were in Beirut filming an episode of No Reservations when the Israel-Lebanon conflict broke out unexpectedly after the crew had filmed only a few hours of footage for the food and travel show. His producers compiled behind-the-scenes footage of him and his production staff, including not only their initial attempts to film the episode, but also their firsthand encounters with Hezbollah supporters, their days of waiting for news with other expatriates in a Beirut hotel, and their eventual escape aided by a fixer (unseen in the footage), whom Bourdain dubbed Mr. Wolf after Harvey Keitel’s character in Pulp Fiction. Bourdain and his crew were finally evacuated with other American citizens, on the morning of July 20, by the United States Marine Corps. The Beirut No Reservations episode, which aired on August 21, 2006, was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2007.
The Layover (2011–2013)
The Travel Channel announced in July 2011 that it would be adding a second one-hour ten-episode Bourdain show to be titled The Layover, which premiered November 21, 2011. Each episode featured an exploration of a city that can be undertaken within an air travel layover of 24 to 48 hours. The series ran for 20 episodes, through February 2013. Bourdain executive produced a similar show hosted by celebrities called The Getaway, which lasted two seasons on Esquire Network.
Parts Unknown (2013–2018)
Bourdain with his Peabody Award in 2014
In May 2012, Bourdain announced that he would be leaving the Travel Channel. In December he explained on his blog that his departure was due to his frustration with the channel’s new ownership using his voice and image to make it seem as if he were endorsing a car brand, and the channel’s creating three “special episodes” consisting solely of clips from the seven official episodes of that season. He went on to host Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown for CNN. The program focuses on other cuisines, cultures and politics and premiered April 14, 2013.
President Barack Obama was featured on the program in an episode filmed in Vietnam that aired in September 2016. The show was filmed and is set in places as diverse as Libya, Tokyo, the Punjab region, Jamaica, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Armenia.
Between 2012 and 2017, he served as narrator and executive producer for several episodes of the award-winning PBS series The Mind of a Chef. The series moved from PBS to Facebook Watch in 2017. From 2013 to 2015 he was an executive producer and appeared as a judge and mentor in ABC’s cooking-competition show The Taste. He earned an Emmy nomination for each season.
Bourdain appeared five times as guest judge on Bravo’s Top Chef reality cooking competition program: first in the November 2006 “Thanksgiving” episode of Season 2, and again in June 2007 in the first episode of Season 3, judging the “exotic surf and turf” competition that featured ingredients including abalone, alligator, black chicken, geoduck and eel. His third appearance was also in Season 3, as an expert on air travel, judging the competitors’ airplane meals. He also wrote weekly blog commentaries for many of the Season 3 episodes, filling in as a guest blogger while Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio was busy opening a new restaurant. He next appeared as a guest judge for the opening episode of Season 4, in which pairs of chefs competed head-to-head in the preparation of various classic dishes, and again in the Season 4 Restaurant Wars episode, temporarily taking the place of head judge Tom Colicchio, who was at a charity event. He was also one of the main judges on Top Chef All-Stars (Top Chef, Season 8). He
made a guest appearance on the August 6, 2007 New York City episode of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, and Zimmern himself appeared as a guest on the New York City episode of Bourdain’s No Reservations airing the same day. On October 20, 2008 Bourdain hosted a special, At the Table with Anthony Bourdain, on the Travel Channel.
Bourdain appeared in an episode of TLC’s reality show Miami Ink, aired on August 28, 2006, in which artist Chris Garver tattooed a skull on his right shoulder. Bourdain, who noted it was his fourth tattoo, said that one reason for the skull was that he wished to balance the ouroboros tattoo he had inked on his opposite shoulder in Malaysia, while filming Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. He was a consultant and writer for the television series Treme.
In 2010, he appeared on Nick Jr.’s Yo Gabba Gabba! as Dr. Tony. In 2011 he voiced himself in a cameo on an episode of The Simpsons titled “The Food Wife”, in which Marge, Lisa, and Bart start a food blog called The Three Mouthkateers. He appeared in a 2013 episode of the animated series Archer (S04E07), voicing chef Lance Casteau, a parody of himself.
From 2015–2017, Bourdain hosted Raw Craft, a series of short videos released on YouTube. The 14 videos produced, followed Bourdain as he visited various artisans who produce various craft items by hand, including iron skillets, suits, saxophones, and kitchen knives. The series was produced by William Grant & Sons to promote their Balvenie distillery’s products.
Ecco Press announced in September 2011 that Bourdain would have his own publishing line, Anthony Bourdain Books, which would include acquiring between three and five titles per year that “reflect his remarkably eclectic tastes”. The first books that the imprint published, released in 2013, include L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food by Roy Choi, Tien Nguyen, and Natasha Phan,Prophets of Smoked Meat by Daniel Vaughn, and Pain Don’t Hurt by Mark Miller. Bourdain also announced plans to publish a book by Marilyn Hagerty.
In describing the line, he said, “This will be a line of books for people with strong voices who are good at something—who speak with authority. Discern nothing from this initial list—other than a general affection for people who cook food and like food. The ability to kick people in the head is just as compelling to us—as long as that’s coupled with an ability to vividly describe the experience. We are just as intent on crossing genres as we are enthusiastic about our first three authors. It only gets weirder from here.”
Shortly after Bourdain’s death, HarperCollins announced the publishing line would shut down after the remaining works under contract are published.
Bourdain appeared as himself in the 2015 film The Big Short, in which he used seafood stew as an analogy for a collateralized debt obligation. He also produced and starred in Wasted! The Story of Food Waste.
Drew Magary, in a column for GQ, reflected that Bourdain was heir in spirit to Hunter S. Thompson. The Smithsonian Institution declared Bourdain “the original rock star” of the culinary world, while his public persona was characterized by Gothamist as “culinary bad boy”. Due to his liberal use of profanity and sexual references in his television show No Reservations, the network added viewer-discretion advisories to each episode.
Bourdain was known for consuming exotic local specialty dishes, having eaten “sheep testicles in Morocco, ant eggs in Puebla, Mexico, a raw seal eyeball as part of a traditional Inuit seal hunt, and an entire cobra—beating heart, blood, bile, and meat—in Vietnam”. Bourdain was quoted as saying that a Chicken McNugget was the most disgusting thing he ever ate, although he declared that the unwashed warthog rectum he ate in Namibia was “the worst meal of life”, along with the fermented shark he ate in Iceland.
Bourdain was noted for his put-downs of celebrity chefs, such as Paula Deen, Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri, Sandra Lee, and Rachael Ray, and appeared irritated by both the overt commercialism of the celebrity cooking industry and its lack of culinary authenticity. He voiced a “serious disdain for food demigods like Alan Richman, Alice Waters, and Alain Ducasse.” Bourdain recognized the irony of his transformation into a celebrity chef and, to some extent, began to qualify his insults; in the 2007 New Orleans episode of No Reservations, he reconciled with Emeril Lagasse. He was consistently outspoken in his praise for chefs he admired, particularly Ferran Adrià, Juan Mari Arzak, Mario Batali, Fergus Henderson, José Andrés, Thomas Keller, Martin Picard, Éric Ripert, and Marco Pierre White, as well as his former protegé and colleagues at Brasserie Les Halles. He spoke very highly of Julia Child, saying that she “influenced the way I grew up and my entire value system.”
Bourdain was also known for his sarcastic comments about vegan and vegetarian activists, saying that their lifestyle is rude to the inhabitants of many countries he visits. He said he considers vegetarianism, except in the case of religious strictures as in India, a “First World luxury”. He clarified that he believed Americans eat too much meat, and admired vegetarians who allow themselves to put aside their vegetarianism when they travel in order to be respectful of their hosts.
His book, The Nasty Bits, is dedicated to “Joey, Johnny, and Dee Dee” of the Ramones. Bourdain declared fond appreciation for their music, as well that of other early punk bands such as Dead Boys, and The Voidoids. He said that the playing of music by Billy Joel, Elton John, or the Grateful Dead in his kitchen was grounds for firing. Joel was, however, a fan of Bourdain’s, and visited the restaurant.
On both No Reservations and Parts Unknown, he dined with and interviewed many musicians, both in the U.S. and elsewhere, with a special focus on glam and punk rockers such as Alice Cooper, David Johansen, Marky Ramone and Iggy Pop. He featured contemporary band Queens of the Stone Age on No Reservations several times, and they composed and performed the theme song for Parts Unknown.
Bourdain married his high school girlfriend, Nancy Putkoski, in 1985, and they remained together for two decades, divorcing in 2005. On April 20, 2007, he married Ottavia Busia, a mixed martial artist. The couple’s daughter, Ariane, was born in 2007. Bourdain noted that having to be away from his wife and child for about 250 days a year working on his television shows became a strain. Busia appeared in several episodes of No Reservations—notably the ones in Sardinia (her birthplace), Tuscany (in which she plays a disgruntled Italian diner), Rome, Rio de Janeiro, and Naples. The couple separated in 2016. In 2017, Bourdain began dating the Italian actress Asia Argento, whom he met when she appeared on the Rome episode of Parts Unknown.
Bourdain practiced the martial art Brazilian jiu-jitsu, earning a blue belt in August 2015. He won gold at the IBJJF New York Spring International Open Championship 2016, in the Middleweight Master 5 (age 56 and older) division.
Bourdain was known for having been an unrepentant drinker and smoker. In a nod to Bourdain’s (at the time) two-pack-a-day cigarette habit, Thomas Keller once served him a 20-course tasting menu which included a mid-meal “coffee and cigarette”: a coffee custard infused with tobacco, together with a foie gras mousse. Bourdain stopped cigarette smoking in the summer of 2007 for the sake of his daughter.
A former user of cocaine, heroin, and LSD, he wrote in Kitchen Confidential of his experience in a trendy SoHo restaurant in 1981: “We were high all the time, sneaking off to the walk-in refrigerator at every opportunity to ‘conceptualize.’ Hardly a decision was made without drugs. Cannabis, methaqualone, cocaine, LSD, psilocybin mushrooms soaked in honey and used to sweeten tea, secobarbital, tuinal, amphetamine, codeine and, increasingly, heroin, which we’d send a Spanish-speaking busboy over to Alphabet City to get.”
On June 8, 2018, Bourdain was found dead of an apparent suicide by hanging in his room at the Le Chambard hotel in Kaysersberg, France. Bourdain was traveling with his friend Éric Ripert, who became worried when Bourdain missed dinner and breakfast. Christian de Rocquigny du Fayel, the public prosecutor for Colmar, said that Bourdain’s body bore no signs of violence, and that toxicology tests would determine whether drugs or medications were involved. Bourdain was working on an episode of Parts Unknown in nearby Strasbourg
Eunice Gayson 17- March 1928 – 8 June 2018
Eunice Gayson (17 March 1928 – 8 June 2018) was an English actress best known for playing Sylvia Trench, James Bond’s love interest in the first two Bond films (Dr. No and From Russia with Love), and is therefore considered to have been the first-ever “Bond girl”. Gayson was born on 17 March 1928 in Streatham, London, to John and Maria Sargaison (née Gammon). Her father was a civil servant. The family moved to Purley, Surrey, and later Glasgow, before settling in Edinburgh. There she attended the Edinburgh Academy and studied operatic singing.Gayson played a major role in the Hammer horror film The Revenge of Frankenstein and appeared on television in series such as The Saint (which starred a future James Bond, Roger Moore) and The Avengers. She played the Baroness Elsa Schraeder in the 1962 London production of The Sound of Music, during which time she also filmed scenes for the first two Bond films, Dr. No (1962) and From Russia with Love (1963).She remained a regular in London theatre, appearing in, among other productions, the comedy The Grass Is Greener (1971). In the early 1990s, Gayson appeared in Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods in the role of the grandmother.
In the first two James Bond films, Dr. No and From Russia with Love, Gayson played James Bond’s love interest in London, Sylvia Trench. In early scenes, Bond attempts to set up a liaison with her, but gets called away on a mission before anything serious can develop. This was intended to be a running motif in multiple films, but the character was dropped after the second film. The character is responsible for Bond’s iconic introductory catchphrase; when Trench introduces herself to Bond as “Trench, Sylvia Trench” during a game of baccarat in Dr. No, Bond replies in kind, mimicking Trench’s own cadence.
Gayson had initially been cast in Dr. No as Miss Moneypenny, the secretary of Bond’s boss, who often flirted with Bond, while the actress who played Moneypenny, Lois Maxwell, had been cast as Sylvia Trench. However, Maxwell found the Trench character too immodest, and their roles were switched. Gayson’s voice was overdubbed by Nikki van der Zyl, who also dubbed most of the other female characters’ voices in both films. Gayson is therefore considered the first “Bond girl”.
Gayson married the writer Leigh Vance in 1953, a marriage which featured as part of the television show Bride and Groom. They divorced in 1959, and in 1968 she married the film and stage actor Brian Jackson. She and Jackson had a daughter before getting a divorce after a decade of marriage. Their daughter Kate would later appear in the casino scene in the 1995 Bond film GoldenEye. Gayson died on 8 June 2018, aged 90.
Orphia C. Yates – December 13, 1924 – June 7, 2018
Orphia C. Yates – (December 13, 1924 – June 7, 2018) Orphia C “Beth” Yates, 93, of Jensen Beach; has gone HOME to meet her “Charlie Boy”. She had her children and grandchildren by her side in her home.
Beth was a resident of Jensen Beach for 55 years. She was a loving mother and grandmother; family was everything to her. As a retired bookkeeper she enjoyed reading, sewing, loved to cook and most of all bake cakes. Beth was a member of Covenant Fellowship Baptist Church.
She is survived by six of their eight children: Betty & (Fred) Walton, their three children plus spouses, six great grand-children and two great-great grandchildren; (Jimmie Ann) Yates, one child and one grandchild; Donna & (Richard) Newman, their four children plus spouses and four great grandchildren; Dianna & (Earl) Knight, their two children and three great-grandchildren; Luther Yates, two children; Amy & (Travis) Kirkland; Merribeth & (Jim) Manning, one child.
Beth was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Charles Yates, two sons Charles “Buddy”, Anthony “Tony”, daughter-in-law Sandy and grand-daughter Christie Lynn.
Susannah Barry Gobler – November 12, 1971 – June 7, 2018
Susannah Barry Gobler-(November 12, 1971 – June 7, 2018)
Richard Hohendorf – February 6, 1961 – June 7, 2018
Richard Hohendorf – (February 6, 1961 – June 7, 2018)
With heavy hearts, we share the unexpected passing of Richard Hohendorf, age 57, of Port Saint Lucie, Florida on June 7, 2018.
Rich was born in Mt. Vernon, NY and eventually moved to South Florida where he married his wife, Theresa.
Rich was an avid fisherman, an accomplished guitar player, and a well respected funny man who enjoyed playing cards and spending time with his nieces, nephews, family and friends, along with his best four legged girl, Bogey. Affectionately known as Big Rich by those who loved him, he was a bowler, a surfer, and a golfer who enjoyed shooting at the range and an occasional visit to the casino.
In addition to his wife, Theresa DiMatteo, he leaves his sister, Evelyn Manthey. He also leaves his nephews Trey “Jr” Parolski, AJ and Nick DiMatteo and his nieces, Ella Parolski, and Mackenzie and “Heavenly” Maddie Demers. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Anna Hohendorf.
Viewing hours will be at Aycock Funeral Home in Tradition, FL on Wednesday, June 13th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Prayer services will be held at Aycock Funeral Home in Tradition on Thursday, June 14th at 11:00am followed by his burial at Forest Hills Cemetery in Palm City, FL.
Flowers may be sent to Aycock at Tradition and donations in Rich’s memory can be made to Maddie’s Fight Foundation at www.maddiesfight.org or 25201 SW Martin Highway, Okeechobee, FL 34974.
George D ZELKO – April 28, 1937 – June 6, 2018
George D ZELKO – (April 28, 1937 – June 6, 2018)
George David Zelko passed away peacefully at home in Port St. Lucie, Florida on June 6th, 2018.
George was born in Mt Pleasant PA on April 28th, 1937. He attended Ramsay High School in Mt Pleasant. He went on to study structural engineering at Penn State. George worked as a structural designer and retired from GPU, Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant in Forked River NJ. After his retirement, George and his wife Joyce moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida.
George proudly served in the Pennsylvania National Guard. He was an active member of the Elks Club and USCG Auxiliary. George had a passion for playing and watching sports, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also enjoyed boating, fishing, home projects, woodworking and going to the local gym.
George is survived by his wife Joyce of Port St. Lucie, daughters Tracy A (Patrick) Mosner and Terry J Zelko (Larry Hicks), step-daughters Jackie (Dave) Ragnacci and Jayme (Geoff) Smith, grandchildren Tyler J. and Nicholas P. Mosner, Chris and Sara Ragnacci, Bennett and Emily Smith, brother Leo Zelko and his beloved dog Valerie. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Mary Zelko and brothers Bill and Charlie Zelko.
George’s wish was to be cremated with his remains spread through his home town of Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania. The family will have a private celebration of George’s life at a later date.
Memorial contributions can be made to St Jude’s Children Hospital in George’s name. A special thank you to Treasure Coast Hospice and the wonderful caregivers for all of the support they provided to George, Joyce and his family.
Katherine Noel Brosnahan December 24, 1962 – June 5, 2018
Katherine Noel Brosnahan (December 24, 1962 – June 5, 2018), known professionally as Kate Spade and Kate Valentine, was an American fashion designer and businesswoman. She was the founder and former co-owner of the designer brand Kate Spade New York.
After working in the accessories department at the fashion magazine Mademoiselle, Brosnahan and her husband, Andy Spade, identified a market for quality stylish handbags, and founded Kate Spade New York in 1993. The handbags Spade designed and produced quickly found popularity, owing to their sophistication and affordability, and have been described as a symbol of New York City in the 1990s.
The company expanded into other product lines. In 1999, Spade sold a 56-percent stake in her business to Neiman Marcus Group, and in 2006 sold the rest of her shares. In 2016, Spade and her partners launched a new fashion brand, Frances Valentine.
Spade was born Katherine Noel Brosnahan in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of June (Mullen) and Earl Francis Brosnahan, who owned a road-construction company. She was of mostly Irish descent. After graduating from St. Teresa’s Academy, an all-girl Catholic high school, Spade attended the University of Kansas. Later, she transferred to Arizona State University, where she joined the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, and graduated with a journalism degree in 1985.
Fashion was a love, she recalled later, but not an obsession. Her original goal was to become a television producer, and she cited the example of Holly Hunter’s character in the 1987 film Broadcast News as an inspiration.
n 1986, Spade worked in the accessories department at Mademoiselle magazine in Manhattan, where she was credited by her maiden name, Katy Brosnahan. While at Mademoiselle, she started living with Andy Spade, a native of Scottsdale, Arizona. The two had worked side-by-side as salespeople in a men’s clothing store, Carter’s Men Shop, back when Spade was living in Phoenix.
She left Mademoiselle in 1991, with the title of Senior Fashion Editor/Head of Accessories. While working for Mademoiselle, she had noticed that the market lacked stylish and sensible handbags, and decided to create her own.
Kate and Andy Spade launched the New York–based design company “kate spade handbags” in January 1993. “I wanted a functional bag that was sophisticated and had some style,” Spade would later recall. She made six prototypes with Scotch Tape and paper, and found a manufacturer in East New York willing to work with a startup to turn them into actual bags. To finance the company, Andy, who had worked as a copywriter, withdrew his 401(k) pension plan, and sometimes paid employees with personal checks. The couple spent their shipping season living at friends’ apartments, since their own was filled with boxed handbags.
Kate was undecided as to what name to give the company, because she and Spade had not yet married, and “Kate Brosnahan” sounded like an unmarketable name for a fashion label. She considered a number of names, but agreed when Andy suggested “Kate Spade” — a combination of her first name and his surname that he found euphonious. After an early show at the Javits Center at which the department-store chain Barneys ordered a few bags, Kate decided to put the bag’s labels on the outside, a change that took her all night to make, but established the brand.
The bags, priced in the $150 to $450 range, quickly became popular, particularly in New York. Teenage females with disposable income appreciated the affordability of the lower-end bags. That was “a real shift” in fashion, said Fern Mallis, director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) during the 1990s. “Everybody had Kate Spade bags. You could afford them, and happily buy more than one.”
Young American women at the time also liked the sophisticated look. One woman recalled to Sarah Maslin Nir in The New York Times later that the Kate Spade bags looked mature, without being too adult for a teenager as a Burberry bag would have been seen. “At the turn of the last century,” Nir wrote, “her bag came to encapsulate a decidedly Manhattan moment in time,” a moment when Vogue editor Anna Wintour recalled that it was impossible to walk a block in the city without seeing one.
A Kate Spade New York store in the Natick Mall, Massachusetts, in 2008
The company sold mainly handbags at first, but soon extended to clothing, jewelry, shoes, stationery, eyewear, baby items, fragrances, tabletop, bedding and gifts. In 1996, the Kate Spade brand opened its first boutique, a 400-square-foot (37 m2) shop located in Manhattan’s trendy SoHo district, and moved its headquarters into a 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) space in West 25th Street.
In 2004, “Kate Spade at home” was launched as a home collection brand. It featured bedding, bath items, china, wallpaper and various items for the home. Later in 2004, Spade also published three books on the subjects of etiquette, entertainment, and fashion—Manners, Occasions, and Style. That same year, a Kate Spade store was opened in Aoyama, Tokyo in Japan.
Neiman Marcus Group purchased 56 percent of the Kate Spade brand in 1999, and the remaining 44 percent in 2006. The Group sold the label in 2006 to Liz Claiborne Inc., for $124 million; it was later renamed Fifth & Pacific. The company was purchased by Coach, Inc. in May 2017; both Coach and Kate Spade are now part of Tapestry, Inc.
After selling the remaining portion of her ownership stake in the Kate Spade brand in 2006, Spade took time off to raise her daughter. In 2016, she and her business partners launched a new collection of luxury footwear and handbags under the brand name Frances Valentine. The name Frances is a family name on Spade’s paternal side; her daughter is named Frances, as were her grandfather, father, and brother. “Valentine” came from Spade’s maternal side; it was her grandfather’s middle name, given because he was born on Valentine’s Day. In 2016, Spade legally added Valentine to her full name.
Spade married Andy Spade, the brother of actor/comedian David Spade, in 1994. The couple had one child, Frances Beatrix Spade, born in 2005. The actress Rachel Brosnahan is Spade’s niec
In 1996, the CFDA awarded Spade “America’s New Fashion Talent in Accessories” for her classic designs. In 1998, the organization again honored her for “Best Accessory Designer of the Year”.
Her home collection won her three design awards in 2004, including, House Beautiful’s “Giants of Design Award for Tastemaker”, Bon Appétit’s “American Food and Entertaining Award for Designer of the Year”, and Elle Decor’s “Elle Decor International Design Award for Bedding”.
In 2017, she was inducted into the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Also in 2017, she was named one of the Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company.
Vincent Hillis Clifford aka Billy ThunderKloud – May 7, 1948 – June 5, 2018
Vincent Hillis Clifford aka Billy ThunderKloud – (May 7, 1948-June 5, 2018)
Singer Billy ThunderKloud passed away on June 5, 2018 from complications from a stroke/pneumonia at his home in Palm City, FL.
Born Vincent Clifford on May 7, 1948 in the village of Kispiox in British Columbia and raised in the village of Kitwanga. Billy was a hereditary frog clan chief, belonging to the Gitksan tribe. His Chieftainship name was Chief Dau-Hkansqu. At age 14, he hopped a train from Port Edward, BC to the Indian Residential School in Edmonton, Alberta. As part of a school experiment, Billy was selected from 120 students, along with three other students, to form a musical group. The group was formed to familiarize the non-Indian with the young Indian of today. Billy and the band began touring the US in 1964 as The Chieftones, with Billy (Vince), as the lead singer. In 1965, they released their first two singles “Rang Dang Doo” and “Mona Lisa.” During the next three years, they released five singles for the Claremont, Cuca and Youngstown labels, and were represented by the William Morris Agency. Their song “I Shouldn’t Have Did What I Done” is featured on the 2014 compilation album Native North America, Vol. 1.
In 1972, Billy adopted the stage name Billy ThunderKloud and the group was billed as Billy ThunderKloud and the Chieftones, signing a recording contract with Superior Records, owned by Duane Allen of the Oak Ridge Boys. Two albums were released on Superior Records. In 1974, Billy signed a recording contract with 20th Century Records and moved to Nashville. Billy and the Chieftones signed with Buddy Lee Attractions in October 1974 for exclusive bookings, and in 1975 added five musicians to the band. After 20th Century closed its record label, Billy signed with Polydor Records. Hit recordings include What Time of Day (20th Century), Pledging My Love (20th Century), Indian Nation (Polydor), Try a Little Tenderness (Polydor), and It’s Alright (Polydor). The single What Time of Day not only reached #16 on the country charts but #32 on the AC charts and #92 on the pop charts. One of Billy’s greatest achievements was when he was chosen Outstanding Indian of the Year in 1975. Billy and the Chieftones performed at President Nixon’s second Inaugural Ball. Billy was a Kentucky Colonel and was also named an honorary Shriner. Billy continued touring until 1991.
Billy was retired and living in Palm City, FL at the time of his death. He’s survived by his wife, Bev, daughters Shawnee (Nick), Chey Kuzma (Sam), and three grandchildren.
At Billy’s request, there will not be a service.
If you would like, you may make a donation in memory of Billy to National Indian Child Welfare Association, Shriners Hospital for Children, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, American Diabetes Association, or a charity of your choice.
John Lesourd – March 5, 1942 – June 5, 2018
John Lesourd – (March 5, 1942 – June 5, 2018) HOBE SOUND, FL – John William LeSourd, age 76 of Hobe Sound, FL, formerly of Xenia, OH, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the Treasure Coast Hospice House. He was born March 5, 1942 in Xenia, OH. He was preceded in death by his parents Richard H. and Lucille Ashman LeSourd. John was a graduate of Xenia High School Class of 1960, attended Hillsdale College in Michigan, and was a graduate of the College of Insurance, NYC. Prior to coming to LeSourd & Co. Insurance Agency in Xenia, OH, John was with Westfield Insurance Co. in Westfield Center, OH. In 1987, he followed his love of warm weather to Jupiter, FL and founded the Twisted Oak Art and Frame Shop. In 1999, he retired and ventured to Pewaukee, WI for 7 years. In 2006, back to the Florida sun in Hobe Sound, John followed his appreciation for nature and spent his retirement years creating a botanical garden for butterflies and hummingbirds. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Bonnie B. LeSourd; his son, Ja
son S. LeSourd, Xenia, OH; his daughter, Sarah B. (David) Auckland, Sammamish, WA; his stepson, Cord D. (Wendy) Huston, Lenexa, KS; his stepdaughter, Brandee A. Huston, Port St. Lucie, FL; his brother, Richard H. (Catherine J.) LeSourd, Jr., Xenia, OH; his nephew, Richard H. (Susan) LeSourd III; and his nieces, Elizabeth L. (Michael) Ehlers and Barbara L. (Nicholas) Harper. Also survived by his grandchildren: Nolan Scelzi, Beckett, and Tessa Auckland, Miranda and Connor Huston, Jessica Hoskinson, and his great grandchildren: James and Jack Williams. John will be remembered as a kind and gentle man, who loved his family, friends, and the beauty of nature. Celebration of life services will be held Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Aycock Funeral Home, Young & Prill Chapel, 6801 SE Federal Hwy, Stuart, FL.
Albert H. Falk, Jr. – January 20, 1924 – June 03, 2018
Albert H. Falk Jr. – (January 20, 1924 – June 03, 2018)93, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, formerly of Palm City, Florida, passed away on June 3, 2018 at Solaris Parkway, Stuart, Florida
Born in Chicago, Illinois, he had been a resident of the Treasure Coast of over 30 years coming from Tenafly, New Jersey. He received a Bachelor degree from Loyola University, Chicago, IL.
During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy.
Before retiring he was an advertising and marking consultant.
He was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Palm City, where he was instrumental in the building of the Sacred Heart Chapel.
Survivors include his sons, Jeffrey A. Falk and his wife Janice of Sarasota, FL, Timothy J. Falk and his wife Lisa of Stuart, FL, Michael A. Falk and his wife, Diane of Jacksonville, FL, James D. Falk and his wife, Karin of Charlotte, NC and Thomas A. Falk and his wife Charlene of Pace, FL; his daughter in law, Ellen Falk of Port St. Lucie, FL; 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine J. Falk, his son, Mark R. Falk and his brother, Robert Falk.
Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:30 AM on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Forest Hills Funeral Home Palm City, FL. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow, and will be celebrated at 11:00 AM at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, in the Sacred Heart Chapel. Interment will be in Brookside Cemetery, Englewood, NJ.
For those who wish, contributions can be made to Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, PO Box 916, Palm City, FL 34991.
Jon M. McGeorge – April 16, 1955 – May 31, 2018
Jon M. McGeorge – (April 16, 1955-May 31, 2018) Jon McGeorge of Jensen Beach Florida passed away May 31, 2018. He was born in Canton, Ohio to
James and Mary McGeorge, April 16, 1955. His is survived by 3 siblings, Jennifer Nader of Canton, Ohio, Jim (Patty) McGeorge of East Rochester,
Ohio, and Jo Maxwell of Greensboro, NC, nieces and nephews, extended family and countless friends.
After graduating from High School, Jon left Ohio for Florida. He spent many years there before moving to Costa Rica where he followed his dreams.
There, he ran a horse tour business and property management company. He came back to Jensen Beach a few years back to be closer to family and
Jon will be remembered as a master story teller and memory maker. He shared his wisdom with others on life, animal care, gardening, and travelling –
with the most infectious laugh. He enriched the lives of so many people in so many ways.
A Celebration of Life is planned for July 14, at Vista Pines, 2600 SE Ocean Blvd, Stuart FL 34996 Guests will be welcomed from 1p-4p.
Gail Florence D. Winn – August 6, 1945 – May 30, 2018
Gail Florence D. Winn – (August 6, 1945 – May 30, 2018)Gail Florence “Donaldson” Winn, age 72, passed at her home May 30 2018.Gail was born
August 6 1945 in Floral Park NY to Florence “Verge” and Aurthur Donaldson.She was raised in Bellerose NY until the family moved to upstate NY to
the town of Leeds.She lived, raised her children and retired there until she moved to Stuart FL in 2004.Gail would like everyone to know that her
work here is now finished. She has received a call so to speak, that she could not refuse. She will not be coming back here, however her new
assignment comes with some pretty good benefits. She will be reunited with all her family and friends that she has not seen in a very long time. Her
new assignment brings her to a wonderful place where she is shopping, dancing, reading anything she wants to her hearts content. The food is great
there too. She can eat as much as she wants and never gain a pound. She is guarantee lot’s of laughter and never ending love. Gail is survived by her
three sons Joseph, James and John. She left them with instructions to celebrate her life which is now finished here. Have a safe journey home Gail.
We will miss your smile, your warmth, your energy, your humor and your love. You have a made a difference. We invite you to celebrate Gail with us
on June 15th 2018 at 11:00 AM at Martin Funeral Home & Crematory Instead of sending flowers please make donations to Saint Andrews Catholic
Church located at in 2100 SE Cove Rd, Stuart, FL 34997 Phone: 772-781-4415 Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Martin Funeral
Home and Crematory. Online condolences and expressions of sympathy can be made by visiting www.Martin-Funeral.com
Betty C Hicks – May 23, 1928 – May 29, 2018
Betty C. Hicks-May 23, 1928 – May 29, 2018, 90 passed away on May 29, 2018 at Tradition Medical Center in Port St. Lucie, FL. Born in La Porte, IN, Mrs. Hicks was a previous resident of Hypoluxo, FL coming from Ohio in 1998 before relocating to the Treasure Coast area in 2009. She was a homemaker and will be truly missed by her family and friends. Mrs. Hicks is survived by her daughter, Christiane Mollet; her son, Samuel Mollet IV (Karyn); son, Kern Mollet (Kim); son, Brian Molett(Dian) and; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Hicks. Mrs. Hicks will be entombed in her family mausoleum at a later date in Highland Cemetery in South Bend, Indiana. All arrangements are entrusted to Aycock at Tradition, Port St. Lucie, FL.
FAMILY-Mrs. Hicks is survived by her daughter, Christiane Mollet; her son, Samuel Mollet IV (Karyn); son, Kern Mollet (Kim); son, Brian Molett(Dian) and; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Hicks.
Thomas Anthony Manganiello – April 7, 1918 – May 28, 2018
Thomas Anthony Manganiello – (April 7, 1918 – May 28, 2018) Thomas Anthony Manganiello, 100 of Port St. Lucie passed away peacefully on May 28th, 2018.
He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII in the Pacific Theater. Thomas was a lifetime member of Knights of Columbus for 60 years, a retiree from the Sun Oil Company, he was a proud member of the American Legion, and was also a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Men’s Club.
Thomas was preceded in death by his wife Rita in 1985.
He is survived by his four Children, Edward, Emily (Joe), Donna (Howard) & David (Pamela)
10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren & 5 great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his 4 brother’s, Nick, Jimmy, Anthony and Jerry, also his 2 sister’s, Nancy & Katie.
Visitation will be held on Monday June 4th from 5-7 PM in the Chapel of Martin Funeral Home & Crematory 961 S. Kanner Hwy. Stuart, FL. 34994.
Military Honors will be provided by The United States Army, followed by a Chapel Service beginning at 6:30 PM.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church 2330 Mariposa Ave. Port St. Lucie, FL. 34952
JODY L ZILLHARDT- August 7, 1956 – May 28, 2018
JODY L ZILLHARDT- (August 7, 1956 – May 28, 2018) On this day of our Lord, May 28, 2018, Jody Lynn Zillhardt (Wolfe), went to be with our Savior. Jody was born in Reading, PA, on August 7, 1956. She graduated from Governor Mifflin High School in 1974 and received her LPN license in 1976. Jody spent her life in Berks County, PA, Hartsville, SC and her treasured Hobe Sound, FL. Jody spread warmth and sunshine throughout her life as a nurse and caregiver to many people. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Glenn W Zillhardt, mother Doris Wolfe, daughter Megan Lynn Bennington, sister Donna Radomski, brother Kurt Wolfe and her sunshine, Natalie Joy Bennington, granddaughter. A memorial service will be held in her honor at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 13301 Ellison Wilson Road, Juno Beach, FL 33408 (561-624-9663) on June 9, 2018 at 11:00 am. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast or the Treasure Coast Food Bank.
John H. Pappas – March 11, 1930 – May 27, 2018
John H. Pappas – (March 11, 1930 – May 27, 2018)John H. Pappas, 88, passed away on May 27, 2018 at Martin Memorial Medical Center in Stuart, FL.
Born in Brockton, Massachusetts, Mr. Pappas and his wife, Mary have been seasonal residents of the Treasure Coast since 1992, and became permanent residents of The Savannah Club in Jensen Beach four years ago.
He was a veteran of the United States Air Force having proudly served our country in Korean War where he was a Greek Interpreter. Mr. Pappas retired from the State of Massachusetts as an educator, having taught at Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School in South Eastern, MA.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Pappas of Jensen Beach, FL; his sons, Bill (Heidi) Pappas and Jim (Tammy) Pappas; and his grandchildren, Nichole, Alex, Jim Jr. and Kayla.
Mr. Pappas was predeceased by his sisters, Cleopatra and Francis.
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on May 30, 2018 from 5:00-7:00PM with prayer vigil to begin at 5:30PM at Aycock Funeral Home in Jensen Beach.
Arrangements entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Jensen Beach.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Pappas of Jensen Beach, FL; his sons, Bill (Heidi) Pappas and Jim (Tammy) Pappas; and his grandchildren, Nichole, Alex, Jim Jr. and Kayla.
Mr. Pappas was predeceased by his sisters, Cleopatra and Francis.
Edna Gall – July 20, 1923- May 26,2018
Edna S. Gall-July 20, 1923- May 26,2018
Becky J. Clark – August 1, 1950 – May 26, 2018
Becky J. Clark – (August 1, 1950 – May 26, 2018) Becky Jo Clark was born August 1, 1950 in Sioux City, Iowa. She later graduated from Urbandale High School in 1968. Our Beloved Mother and Grandmother went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Family was very important for Becky, she lived for her children and grandchildren. Anything they needed, she was there to help. She leaves behind her Children; Chris (Kellie) Conner, Chad (Katina) Conner, and Ashley (Benjamin) Nowlin, her Sister Geri Ann Keller and brothers Steve, Kim, and Tim Johnson, nieces, nephews, god daughters and her 10 grandchildren Christopher, Kaylene, Kate, Caleb, Colin, Ali, Katie, Sarah, Eli and JB; as well as her “kids” Andy and Annie Lauri (the dogs). Becky was saved in 1965. She led her life in Jesus. She loved one another as she loved herself. When she moved to Stuart, Fl she began attending Redeemer Lutheran Church and School. She married her Husband, Marty Clark there in December of 1986 .Redeemer Lutheran was a very impo
rtant part of Becky’s life. She volunteered at Redeemer when able and while serving even penned an alter ego know to all as Mrs. Scatterbrain. She uplifted the hearts of the teachers and students alike. Serving the Lord through the church and school was very important for Becky. It gave her great joy to teach the Tuesday morning Bible study. She has reunited in heaven with her Husband of 27 years Marty Clark, Grandma Elsie Johnson, parents Charlene and Loren Johnson, Mother Joyce Eison and Sister Lori Rathbun. Chris, Chad and Ashley are eternally grateful for the way that our mother raised us. We love you mom, forever. Any donations can be made out to Redeemer Lutheran Church and School in Stuart, FL. A Celebration of Life will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church and School in Stuart, Fl on June 10, 2018 at 12:30 pm following the 11:00 am service.
Alan LaVern Bean – March 15, 1932 – May 26, 2018
Alan LaVern Bean (March 15, 1932 – May 26, 2018) was an American naval officer and naval aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut; he was the fourth person to walk on the Moon. He was selected to become an astronaut by NASA in 1963 as part of Astronaut Group 3.
He made his first flight into space aboard Apollo 12, the second manned mission to land on the Moon, at age 37 in November 1969. He made his second and final flight into space on the Skylab 3 mission in 1973, the second manned mission to the Skylab space station. After retiring from the United States Navy in 1975 and NASA in 1981, he pursued his interest in painting, depicting various space-related scenes and documenting his own experiences in space as well as that of his fellow Apollo program astronauts. He was the last living crew member of Apollo 12.
Bean was born March 15, 1932, in Wheeler, the seat of Wheeler County in the northeastern Texas Panhandle. He was of Scottish descent. As a boy, he lived in Minden, the seat of Webster Parish in northwestern Louisiana, where his father worked for the U.S. Soil Conservation Service. He graduated from R. L. Paschal High School in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1950.
Bean received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1955. At UT he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity (Omega Chi chapter). He was commissioned a U.S. Navy Ensign through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps at UT Austin, and attended flight training. After completing flight training, he was assigned to a Attack Squadron 44 (VA-44) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, from 1956 to 1960, flying the F9F Cougar and A4D Skyhawk. After a four-year tour of duty, he attended the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, where his instructor was his future Apollo 12 Commander, Pete Conrad. He then flew as a test pilot on several types of naval aircraft. Following his assignment at USNTPS, he was assigned to Attack Squadron 172 (VA-172) at NAS Cecil Field, Florida, flying the A-4 Skyhawk from 1962 to 1963, during which time he was selected as a NASA astronaut.
Bean was a Boy Scout and he earned the rank of First Class.
Bean logged more than 7,145 hours flying time, including 4,890 hours in jet aircraft.
Bean was selected by NASA as part of Astronaut Group 3 in 1963. He was selected to be the backup command pilot for Gemini 10 but was unsuccessful in securing an early Apollo flight assignment. He was placed in the Apollo Applications Program in the interim. In that capacity, he was the first astronaut to dive in the Neutral Buoyancy Simulator and a champion of the process for astronaut training. When fellow astronaut Clifton Williams was killed in an air crash, a space was opened for Bean on the backup crew for Apollo 9. Apollo 12 Commander Conrad, who had instructed Bean at the Naval Flight Test School years before, personally requested Bean to replace Williams.
Bean was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 12, the second lunar landing. In November 1969, Bean and Pete Conrad landed on the moon’s Ocean of Storms—after a flight of 250,000 miles and a launch that included a harrowing lightning strike. He was the astronaut who executed John Aaron’s “Flight, try SCE to ‘Aux'” instruction to restore telemetry after the spacecraft was struck by lightning 36 seconds after launch, thus salvaging the mission. They explored the lunar surface, deployed several lunar surface experiments, and installed the first nuclear power generator station on the Moon to provide the power source. Dick Gordon remained in lunar orbit photographing landing sites for future missions.
Pete Conrad, Dick Gordon, and Alan Bean pose with their Apollo 12 Saturn V moon rocket in the background on the pad at Cape Canaveral on 29 October 1969
Bean had planned on using a self-timer for his Hasselblad camera in order to take a photograph of both himself and Pete Conrad while on the lunar surface near the Surveyor III spacecraft. He was hoping to record a good photo, and also to confuse the mission scientists as to how the photo could have been taken. However, neither he nor Conrad could locate the timer in the tool carrier tote bag while at the Surveyor III site and thus lost the opportunity. He did not locate the self-timer until the very end of the EVA when it was too late to use – at which point he threw it as hard as he could. His paintings of what this photo would have looked like (titled “The Fabulous Photo We Never Took”) and one of his fruitless search for the timer (“Our Little Secret”) are included in his collection of Apollo paintings.
Bean’s suit is on display in the National Air and Space Museum.
Bean was also the spacecraft commander of Skylab 3, the second manned mission to Skylab, from July 29, 1973, to September 25, 1973. With him on the 59-day, 24.4 million mile world-record-setting flight were scientist-astronaut Owen Garriott and Marine Corps Colonel Jack R. Lousma. During the mission Bean tested a prototype of the Manned Maneuvering Unit and performed one spacewalk outside the Skylab. The crew of Skylab 3 accomplished 150 percent of its pre-mission goals.
On his next assignment, Bean was backup spacecraft commander of the United States flight crew for the joint American-Russian Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.
Bean retired from the Navy in October 1975 as a captain, and continued as head of the Astronaut Candidate Operations and Training Group within the Astronaut Office in a civilian capacity.
Bean logged 1,671 hours and 45 minutes in space, of which 10 hours and 26 minutes were spent in EVAs on the Moon and in Earth orbit.
Bean resigned from NASA in June 1981 to devote his time to painting. He said his decision was based on the fact that, in his 18 years as an astronaut, he was fortunate enough to visit worlds and see sights no artist’s eye, past or present, has ever viewed firsthand and he hoped to express these experiences through his art.
As a painter, Bean wanted to add color to the Moon. “I had to figure out a way to add color to the Moon without ruining it,” he remarked. In his paintings, the lunar landscape is not a monotonous gray, but shades of various colors. “If I were a scientist painting the Moon, I would paint it gray. I’m an artist, so I can add colors to the Moon”, said Bean.
Bean’s paintings include Lunar Grand Prix and Rock and Roll on the Ocean of Storms, and he used real moon dust in his paintings. When he began painting, he realized that keepsake patches from his space suit were dirty with moon dust. He added tiny pieces of the patches to his paintings, which made them unique. He also used a hammer to pound the flagpole into the lunar surface, and a bronzed moon boot, to texture his paintings.
In July of 2009, for the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11’s moon landing, Bean exhibited his lunar paintings at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington.
Bean took a little piece of MacBean tartan to the Moon.
Bean died on May 26, 2018, in Houston, Texas, at the age of 86.His death followed the sudden onset of illness two weeks before while he was in Fort Wayne, Indiana. At the time of his death, Bean was married to his second wife, Leslie. He had a son, Clay, and a daughter, Amy Sue, both from his first marriage.
In the 1998 HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, Bean was portrayed by Dave Foley. Swedish indie pop artist Stina Nordenstam has a song called “The Return of Alan Bean” on her 1991 debut album Memories of a Color. British indie rock band Hefner released a single called “Alan Bean” in 2001, writing from the perspective of Bean during Apollo 12.
David Garcia – September 15, 1920 – May 22, 2018
David Garcia (September 15, 1920 – May 22, 2018) was an American coach, scout and manager in Major League Baseball who spent over 65 years in the game. He served as manager of the California Angels (1977–78) and Cleveland Indians (1979–82). Including three games as acting manager of the 1975 Indians, during his first coaching tenure there, he compiled a career record of 310 wins and 311 defeats (.499).
Garcia was born in East St. Louis, Illinois, and entered professional baseball in 1939. He was a minor league infielder for almost 20 seasons — much of that time in the farm system of the New York Giants — and never made it to the major leagues. His playing career was interrupted by three years (1943–45) of service in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II, and much of his later active career was spent as a player-manager in the low minor leagues. As the playing skipper of the 1951 Oshkosh Giants of the Class D Wisconsin State League, Garcia won the league’s triple crown, with 23 home runs, 127 runs batted in and a batting average of .369. He threw and batted right-handed was listed as 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and 185 pounds (84 kg).
He began managing at age 27 in 1948 with the Giants’ Knoxville Smokies farm team of the Class B Tri-State League, and would continue to manage in the New York and San Francisco Giants’ minor league organization over the next two decades (1949–55; 1957; 1964; 1967–68). He also coached for Triple-A Minneapolis (1956) and scouted for the Giants (1957–63; 1965–66). Garcia then joined the San Diego Padres as a minor league manager in 1969, their maiden National League season.
The following season, in his 50th year, Garcia finally reached the majors as San Diego’s third-base coach. He coached with the Padres (1970–73), Indians (1975–76; 1979) and Angels (1977) and in 1977 he was named manager of the Angels when Norm Sherry was fired on July 11. While the Angels continued to stumble in ’77, the Halos stood at 25–20 when Garcia was released in favor of Jim Fregosi on June 1, 1978.
Garcia got another chance to manage with the Cleveland Indians when Jeff Torborg was fired on July 23, 1979. Cleveland played at a 38–28 clip under Garcia for the remainder of the season, and compiled a mark of 52–51 during the strike-shortened 1981 campaign, but they never finished higher than fifth in the American League East. After a sixth-place finish in 1982, Garcia was fired. But he remained in the game into his mid 80s, as a coach for the Milwaukee Brewers (1983–84), a special assignment scout for the Brewers and Kansas City Royals, and — from 2000–02 — a coach with the Colorado Rockies. Garcia was named to the Rockies’ staff when he was 79 years of age by then-skipper Buddy Bell. He also scouted for other MLB teams, including the Seattle Mariners and Chicago Cubs.
As a minor league manager in the Giants, Padres and Angels organizations, Garcia won 889 games and lost 796 (.528) and won three championships. He is one of only four individuals to play, coach or announce professional baseball during part of eight decades. (Vin Scully, Tommy Lasorda and Don Zimmer being the other three.)
Garcia’s son David was the Yankees first-round pick—the 11th player taken over all—in the secondary phase of the January 1978 draft. He spent two years in the Yankee systems. Garcia also had two grandsons play professional baseball. Drew Garcia was a 21st round draft choice of the Chicago White Sox in 2008, and reached the Triple-A level. In 2010, the St. Louis Cardinals selected his grandson, Greg Garcia in the seventh round of Major League Baseball draft. He made his MLB debut for the Cardinals in April 2014.
Dave Garcia died in San Diego, his permanent home since 1961, of natural causes at the age of 97.
Lucette Flanagan – March 20, 1928 – May 22, 2018
Lucette Stumberg Flanagan (nee Lucette Anne Stumberg) of Rye, New York and Palm City, Florida died May 22, 2018. She was born on March 20, 1928 to Marie Therese Leroy and Professor George W. Stumberg in Paris, France while her mother was visiting relatives. Growing up in Austin, Texas, she graduated from Austin High School in 1945. She received a Bachelor of Music degree from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri and a Master of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed additional graduate work at Manhattanville College and at the Juilliard School of Music earning a Master of Piano. She taught music at Morehouse State University in Kentucky and the Siwanoy School in Pelham, New York.
As a piano soloist and ensemble performer throughout the New York metropolitan area and various parts of the United States, she gave lecture recitals on French music for colleges, libraries and other organizations. Another passionate pursuit was performing two-piano concerts with another pianist and duo recitals with solo artists. In Florida, she accompanied the Harbour Ridge Chorale for five years. She was a past President of the Westchester Musicians Guild and the New York chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon, the national music sorority.
An avid believer in experiencing a full life, Lucette always crowded the maximum educational adventures into a day. In addition to her music, her interests included travel, duplicate bridge, and art history. Lucette earned the American Contract Bridge League’s title of Gold Life Master. Lucette was a member of the Winged Foot Golf Club, Westchester Country Club, and the Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club.
In 1948, when her father was a visiting law professor at Harvard Law School, she met her future husband, Eugene J. T. Flanagan, on a blind date. They were married in 1951 and spent most of their married years in Westchester County. Upon retirement, they resided in Palm City, Florida. Lucette is survived by her husband of sixty-six years, Eugene, her sister, Martha Mel Edmunds (Dr. Louis Henry Edmunds, Jr.), four daughters, one son, seventeen grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Two additional great grandchildren are expected this fall. Her daughters are Dr. Claire Flanagan (Dr. David Duhaime) of Mansfield, Massachusetts; Janet Flanagan (Emory Morsberger) of Lilburn, Georgia; Anne Kawas (Paul Kawas) of Rye, New York; and Gail Flanagan of Rye, New York. Her son is Thomas Flanagan (Adrienne Flanagan) of Armonk, New York. Her grandchildren are Jennifer, June, Jackie, Jill, and Jamie Morsberger; Jo Twombly; Julie Russell; Jacob, Erik, Zach and Dan Duhaime; Brian, Conor, Sean and Tess Flanagan; and Bi
ll and Kris Kawas. Her great grandchildren are James Eugene Whitman and Margot Russell.
Norman Eugene “Clint” Walker – May 30, 1927 – May 21, 2018
Norman Eugene “Clint” Walker (May 30, 1927 – May 21, 2018) was an American actor and singer. He was perhaps best known for his starring role as cowboy Cheyenne Bodie in the ABC/Warner Bros. western series Cheyenne from (1955–1963).
Walker became a client of Henry Willson, who renamed him “Jett Norman” and cast him to appear in a Bowery Boys film as a Tarzan-type character. In Los Angeles, he was hired by Cecil B. DeMille to appear in The Ten Commandments.
A friend in the film industry helped get him a few bit parts that brought him to the attention of Warner Bros., which was developing a western style television series.
Walker’s good looks and imposing physique helped him land an audition where he won the lead role in the TV series Cheyenne. Billed as “Clint Walker”, he was cast as Cheyenne Bodie, a roaming cowboy hero in the post-American Civil War era. His casting was announced in June 1955.
Cheyenne originally appeared as part of Warner Bros. Presents rotating with adaptations of Kings Row and Casablanca. Cheyenne turned out to be the breakout hit.
While the series regularly capitalized on Walker’s rugged frame with frequent bare-chested scenes, it was also well written and acted. It proved hugely popular for eight seasons. Walker’s pleasant baritone singing voice was also occasionally utilized on the series and led Warner Brothers to produce an album of Walker doing traditional songs and ballads.
Early on in the series run, Warners announced they would star Walker in a feature, The Story of Sam Houston.It was not made.
In April 1956 Walker said “I don’t think I’d want any other roles” than Westerns. “Westerns keep me outdoors and active.”
Warners cast Walker in the lead of a Western feature film, Fort Dobbs (1958), directed by Gordon Douglas. Howard Thompson described the actor as “the biggest, finest-looking Western hero ever to sag a horse, with a pair of shoulders rivaling King Kong’s”.
Box office returns were modest. Warners tried him in another Douglas-directed Western, Yellowstone Kelly (1959), co-starring Edd Byrnes from another Warners TV show, 77 Sunset Strip. It was a minor success.
A number of Cheyenne episodes were cut into feature films and released theatrically in some markets and Walker guest starred as Bodie in an episode of Maverick. Warners tried Walker in a third Western feature directed by Douglas, Gold of the Seven Saints (1961), this time co-starring Roger Moore, who was also under contract to Warners.
Cheyenne ended in 1963.
Walker had a role in Kraft Suspense Theatre. He had a supporting role in the Rock Hudson-Doris Day comedy, Send Me No Flowers (1964).
Frank Sinatra cast him in the leading role in the war drama None but the Brave (1965), the only film Sinatra directed. After doing some guest appearances in The Lucy Show he fought a grizzly bear in Paramount’s Western, The Night of the Grizzly (1966). He starred in a family adventure movie shot in India, Maya (1966).
Walker had his biggest hit to date when he played the meek convict Samson Posey in the war drama The Dirty Dozen (1967).
Walker returned to Westerns with More Dead Than Alive (1969). The New York Times described the actor as “a big, fine-looking chap and about as live-looking as any man could be. And there is something winning about his taciturn earnestness as an actor, although real emotion seldom breaks through”.
Walker had support roles in two comic Westerns, Sam Whiskey (1969) and The Great Bank Robbery (1969).
Walker was one of many names in The Phynx (1970) and returned to TV with the leads in some TV movies, Yuma (1971), Hardcase (1972), and The Bounty Man (1972).
In May 1971 he was seriously injured in a skiing accident on Mammoth Mountain but he recovered.
Walker supported Telly Savalas in the biopic Pancho Villa (1972) and starred a short-lived series in 1974 called Kodiak, playing an Alaskan patrolman. He starred in the made-for-television cult film Killdozer! the same year as well as Scream of the Wolf (1974).
Walker starred in Baker’s Hawk (1976) and had support parts in Snowbeast (1977), and The White Buffalo (1977). He starred in the Canadian Deadly Harvest (1977) and had a small role in Centennial and Mysterious Island of Beautiful Women (1979).
1980s and 1990s
In the 1980s Walker had roles in Hysterical (1983), The Love Boat, The Serpent Warriors (1985) (a lead), and The All American Cowboy (1985).
Walker had three marriages, each of which lasted approximately twenty years. Walker married Verna Garver in 1948. The marriage produced one daughter Valerie in 1950 before divorce in 1968. Valerie became one of the first female airline pilots. In 1974 Walker married Giselle Hennessy, who died in 1994. Walker then married Susan Cavallari in 1997. Eventually he took up residence in Grass Valley, California.
In May 1971, Walker narrowly escaped death in a skiing accident at Mammoth Mountain, California. In a fall from a ski lift, Walker was pierced through the heart with a ski pole. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. However, a doctor detected faint signs of life and rushed Walker to surgery, where his damaged heart was repaired. Within two months, Walker was working again. Walker was a staunch conservative Republican.
Walker died of congestive heart failure in Grass Valley, California, on May 21, 2018, nine days before his 91st birthday.
He was later in The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw (1991) and Kung Fu: The Legend Continues. In 1998, he voiced Nick Nitro in the film Small Soldiers.
Joseph A. TRIANO – December 10, 1945 – May 20, 2018
Joseph A. TRIANO – (December 10, 1945 – May 20, 2018) Joseph A Triano, age 72, passed away on May 20, 2018 in Stuart Florida. He was born in Plainfield NJ and was the youngest of five children. After graduating from Piscataway High School in 1964 he became a police officer for the Piscataway Police Department, later becoming Detective Sergeant. Joseph received his bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Trenton State College.
Following his career in law enforcement he became Director of Corporate Security for Bell Core, Global Director of Fraud Management for Citi Group and later Vice President of E Trade until his retirement. He is survived by a son, Todd and his wife Erin Triano of Hampton NJ, daughters Amy Fiore of Bedminster NJ, Janice and Her husband William Lauria of Point Pleasant NJ , Kim Marino of York Haven PA , his partner Dari McLaughlin of Stuart FL , a sister Rosemary Fosbre of Cherry Hill NJ as well as nine grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his beloved wife Geri
Triano. A private memorial will be held and any memorial donations may be made in Josephs name to your charity of choice.
Eileen Patricia Augusta Fraser Morison – March 19, 1915 – May 20, 2018
Eileen Patricia Augusta Fraser Morison (March 19, 1915 – May 20, 2018) was an American stage and film actress of the Golden Age of Hollywood and mezzo-soprano singer. She made her feature film debut in 1939 after several years on the stage. She was lauded as a beauty with large eyes and extremely long, dark hair. During this period of her career, she was often cast as the femme fatale or “other woman”. It was only when she returned to the Broadway stage that she achieved her greatest success as the lead in the original production of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate.
Eileen Patricia Augusta Fraser Morison was born in Manhattan on March 19, 1915, although some sources have erroneously given her year of birth as 1914.
Her father, William Morison, was born in Belfast, and was a playwright and occasional actor who billed himself under the name Norman Rainey. Her mother, Selena Morison, worked for British Intelligence during World War I. After graduating from Washington Irving High School in New York, Morison studied at the Arts Students League while taking acting classes at the Neighborhood Playhouse. She also studied dance under Martha Graham. During this time she was employed as a dress shop designer at Russeks Department Store.
Morison made her stage debut at the Provincetown Playhouse in the musical revue Don’t Mind the Rain, in which she sang a song “Simple Silly I.” Her Broadway debut came in November 1933, with a short-lived play, Growing Pains. After that, she proceeded to understudy Helen Hayes in the role of Victoria Regina. She understudied all the other women in the cast. Hayes, however, never missed a performance and Morison never had the opportunity to play the lead role.
In 1935, four years before her official film debut, Morison made her first appearance on film in an automobile propaganda short, Wreckless. In 1938, Morison appeared in the musical The Two Bouquets, which ran for only 55 performances. Among the other cast members was Alfred Drake, who, years later, would star opposite Morison in the Broadway hit Kiss Me, Kate.
While appearing in The Two Bouquets, Morison was noticed by talent scouts from Paramount Pictures, who — at the time — were looking for exotic, dark-haired glamorous types similar to Dorothy Lamour, one of their star commodities. Morison was subsequently signed to a contract with Paramount. She made her feature film debut in the “B” film Persons in Hiding (1939). Also in 1939, Paramount considered her for the role of Isobel in their adventure film Beau Geste, starring Gary Cooper and Ray Milland, but the role instead went to Susan Hayward. The following year she appeared opposite Milland in the Technicolor romance Untamed, a remake of the Clara Bow vehicle, Man Trap (1926).
Despite Morrison’s promising beginnings, she was assigned to several second-tier pictures such as Rangers of Fortune (1940) and One Night in Lisbon (1941), both with Fred MacMurray, and The Round Up (1941) with Richard Dix and Preston Foster. On a loan-out to 20th Century-Fox she played one of her first villainess roles in Romance of the Rio Grande (1941), which starred Cesar Romero as the Cisco Kid. She left Paramount after a series of unrewarding roles, such as Night in New Orleans (1942), Beyond the Blue Horizon (1942), and Are Husbands Necessary? (1942).
By 1942, the United States had become involved in World War II and, as a result, Morison became one of many celebrities who entertained American troops and their allies. In November of that year she joined Al Jolson, Merle Oberon, Allen Jenkins, and Frank McHugh on a USO Tour in Great Britain.
Morison returned to acting in the cinema as a freelance performer. One of her better roles — albeit a small supporting one — was that of Empress Eugénie in The Song of Bernadette (1943) starring Jennifer Jones. She appeared in The Fallen Sparrow (1943) with John Garfield and Maureen O’Hara, and Calling Dr. Death (1945), one of the “Inner Sanctum” films, starring Lon Chaney Jr.
In 1944, Morison briefly abandoned her film work and returned to the Broadway stage. In April, she opened at the Adelphi Theatre in the musical comedy, Allah Be Praised! The play, however, was unsuccessful and closed after a very brief run of only 20 performances.
Returning to films once again, Morison continued to be cast in supporting roles, all too often as femme fatales or unsympathetic “other women”, including the Spencer Tracy-Katharine Hepburn vehicle, Without Love (1945), and the Deanna Durbin comedy-mystery Lady on a Train (1945).
She played formidably villainous roles in the final installments of Universal’s Sherlock Holmes series and MGM’s The Thin Man series — respectively, Dressed to Kill (1946), and Song of the Thin Man (1947). She played the female antagonist in Tarzan and the Huntress (1947), the penultimate film starring Johnny Weissmuller as Edgar Rice Burroughs’ title character.
Her few leading roles during this time were in “B” pictures, notably as Maid Marian opposite Jon Hall’s Robin Hood in the Cinecolor production The Prince of Thieves (1947), in the action film Queen of the Amazons (1947) and with Richard Arlen in the sepia-toned western The Return of Wildfire (1948). She played the role of Victor Mature’s despairing, suicide-driven wife in Kiss of Death (1947). Her role was cut from the final print, over censorship concerns and the producers’ reputed belief that audiences at that time were not ready for a scene depicting suicide. Morison also starred in a 1948 espionage story, Sofia. After a long absence from the screen, Morison portrayed George Sand in the 1960 Franz Liszt biopic, Song Without End.
In 1948, Morison again abandoned her film career and returned to the stage, and achieved her greatest success. Cole Porter had heard her sing while in Hollywood and decided that she had the vocal expertise and feistiness to play the female lead in his new show, Kiss Me, Kate. Morison went on to major Broadway stardom when she created the role of Lilli Vanessi, the imperious stage diva whose own volatile personality coincided with that of her onstage role (Kate from The Taming of the Shrew). Kiss Me, Kate featured such songs as “I Hate Men,” “Wunderbar”, and “So in Love”, reuniting Morison with her former Broadway co-star Alfred Drake. The play ran on Broadway from December 30, 1948 until July 28, 1951, for a total of 1,077 performances. Morison also played in the London production of Kiss Me, Kate, which ran for 400 performances.
In February 1954, Morison took over the role of Anna Leonowens in the Rodgers and Hammerstein production of The King and I, which co-starred Yul Brynner in his star-making role as the King of Siam. The musical premiered in 1951, originally with Gertrude Lawrence as Leonowens. Lawrence was subsequently replaced by Celeste Holm, Constance Carpenter, Annamary Dickey, and finally Morison, who appeared in The King and I until its Broadway closing on March 20, 1954, and then continued with the production on the national tour, which included a stop at the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera (from May 5, 1954). She played the role at the Municipal Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri; the production opened on June 11, 1959.
During the 1950s and 1960s, Morison made several appearances on television, including several variety shows. Among these were a production of Rio Rita on Robert Montgomery Presents (1950) and a segment from The King and I on a 1955 broadcast of The Toast of the Town starring Ed Sullivan. Morison also appeared in General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein broadcast March 28, 1954 on all four American TV networks of the time.
Morison and Alfred Drake recreated their Kiss Me, Kate roles in a Hallmark Hall of Fame production of the play broadcast in color on November 20, 1958. She also appeared with Howard Keel in a production of Kate on British television in 1964. In 1971 she and Yul Brynner performed “Shall We Dance” from The King and I on a broadcast of the Tony Awards.
Among her non-musical television performances were a recurring role on the detective series The Cases of Eddie Drake (1952) co-starring Don Haggerty on the DuMont Television Network and a guest appearance with Vincent Price on Have Gun – Will Travel (1958) starring Richard Boone. Years later she appeared in the made-for-TV movie Mirrors (1985) and a guest role in 1989 on the popular sitcom Cheers. She was also featured in the documentary If You’re Not In the Obit, Eat Breakfast, a television film which premiered in 2017.
Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Morison performed on stage numerous times — largely in stock and touring productions. These included both musical and dramatic plays, among them Milk and Honey, Kismet, The Merry Widow, Song of Norway, Do I Hear a Waltz?, Bell, Book and Candle, The Fourposter, Separate Tables, and Private Lives.
She performed in still more productions of Kiss, Me Kate at the Seattle Opera House and the New York City Center. In August 1972, she appeared in a production of The Sound of Music at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. In November 1978 she again played the leading role in Kiss Me, Kate at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in England. Morison made only three film appearances after her stage triumph in Kiss Me, Kate. These were a cameo part as writer George Sand in the biopic Song Without End (1960), co-starring Dirk Bogarde as composer Franz Liszt, another cameo in the comedy film Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976), and as herself in the documentary Broadway — The Golden Years (2003).
In July 1985, Morison traveled to New Zealand to star in the role of Alika in the Michael Edgley revival of Sir Robert Helpmann & her friend Eaton Magoon Jr’s Hawaiian musical Aloha at His Majesty’s Theatre, Auckland, directed by Joe Layton and musically directed by Derek Williams, who had also orchestrated and conducted the world première at Hamilton Founders Theatre in 1981.
On November 18, 1999, Morison attended the opening night performance of the successful Kiss Me, Kate Broadway revival, the first such revival in New York, starring Brian Stokes Mitchell and Marin Mazzie (in the role Morison originated in 1948). At the time of her death in 2018, Morison was one of the very few living cast members, and the only surviving featured player from that original production.
In later years Morison devoted herself to painting — one of her early passions — and had several showings in and around Los Angeles. Never married and childless, she lived in the Park La Brea apartment complex in Los Angeles from 1961 onwards.
In December 2012, at age 97, she appeared on stage in an evening entitled Ladies of an Indeterminate Age at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. Her co-stars included Charlotte Rae and Anne Jeffreys.
In March 2014, at age 99, she appeared onstage for Broadway Backwards 9, a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center at the Al Hirschfeld Theater. She sang “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” from Kiss Me, Kate.
In conjunction with her 100th birthday, the Pasadena Playhouse sponsored an evening with Patricia Morison on March 15, 2015, including an audience Q & A session and selections from Kiss Me, Kate performed by the guest of honor. Morison was also interviewed in the Los Angeles Times on March 7, 2015, and by namesake Patt Morrison on KPCC radio in Los Angeles.
Morison died on May 20, 2018, at her home in West Hollywood. She was 103 years old.
Richard Naradof Goodwin- December 7, 1931 – May 20, 2018
Richard Naradof Goodwin (December 7, 1931 – May 20, 2018) was an American writer and presidential advisor. He was an aide and speechwriter to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, and to Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
Goodwin was born on December 7, 1931, in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Belle (née Fisher) and Joseph C. Goodwin, an engineer and insurance salesman. Goodwin was raised Jewish. Goodwin graduated from Brookline High School, and in 1953 graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1954, and served as a private in post-World War II France. After returning to the United States, he studied at Harvard Law School, graduating in 1958 summa cum laude. He was first in his class and president of the Harvard Law Review.
After clerking for Justice Felix Frankfurter of the U.S. Supreme Court, Goodwin became counsel for the House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce where Goodwin was involved in investigating quiz show scandals, particularly the Twenty One scandal. This affair provided the story for the 1994 movie Quiz Show, in which Goodwin was portrayed by actor Rob Morrow.
Goodwin joined the speechwriting staff of John F. Kennedy in 1959. Fellow Kennedy speechwriter Ted Sorensen became a mentor to Goodwin. Goodwin was one of the youngest members of the group of “New Frontiersmen” who advised Kennedy; others included Fred Dutton, Ralph Dungan, Kenneth O’Donnell, and Harris Wofford, all of whom were under 37 years old.
In 1961, after Kennedy became president, Goodwin became assistant special counsel to the President and a member of the Task Force on Latin American Affairs. In 1961, Kennedy appointed him Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs; Goodwin held this position until 1963. Goodwin opposed the Bay of Pigs invasion, unsuccessfully trying to persuade Kennedy not to order the operation. In August 1961, Goodwin met secretly with Che Guevara in Uruguay, and wrote a memo for Kennedy on the meeting. The meeting prompted a “minor political furor.”Goodwin also did significant work in the Kennedy White House to relocate ancient Egyptian monuments that were threatened with destruction in the building of the Aswan Dam, including the Abu Simbel temples.Historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., in his book A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House, called Goodwin “the supreme generalist who could turn from Latin America to saving the Nile Monuments, from civil rights to planning a White House dinner f
r the Nobel Prize winners, from composing a parody of Norman Mailer to drafting a piece of legislation, from lunching with a Supreme Court Justice to dining with Jean Seberg — and at the same time retain an unquenchable spirit of sardonic liberalism and unceasing drive to get things done.”
Following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, at the request of Jacqueline Kennedy, Goodwin arranged for an eternal flame to be placed at Kennedy’s grave at Arlington National Cemetery
From 1963 to 1964, Goodwin served as the secretary-general of the International Peace Corps Secretariat. In 1964, he became special assistant to the president in the Lyndon B. Johnson administration. Goodwin has been credited with naming Johnson’s legislative agenda “the Great Society”, a term first used by Johnson in a May 1964 speech. Although Goodwin contributed to a speech for Johnson outlining the program, Bill Moyers, another Johnson advisor, was the principal author of the speech.
Goodwin wrote speeches for Johnson reacting to Bloody Sunday, the violent police suppression of civil rights marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge (1965) and calling for passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Goodwin was also one of the writers of Robert F. Kennedy’s Day of Affirmation Address (1966), the “ripple of hope” speech in which Kennedy denounced apartheid in South Africa. Goodwin was a key figure in the creation of the Alliance for Progress, a U.S. program to stimulate economic development in Latin America, and wrote a major speech for Johnson on the subject.
In September 1965, Goodwin resigned from his White House position over his disillusionment with the Vietnam War. After his departure, Goodwin continued to write speeches for Johnson occasionally, the last being the 1966 State of the Union Address. In 1975, Time magazine reported that Goodwin had resigned after Johnson, who wanted to oust people close to Robert F. Kennedy from the White House, had asked FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to investigate him. The next year, Goodwin publicly joined the antiwar movement, publishing Triumph or Tragedy, a book critical of the war. He also published articles criticizing the Johnson administration’s actions in Vietnam in The New Yorker under a pseudonym.
After leaving government, Goodwin held teaching positions; he was a fellow at Wesleyan University’s Center for Advanced Studies in Middletown, Connecticut, from 1965 to 1967 and was visiting professor of public affairs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1968. In 1968, Goodwin was briefly involved in Eugene McCarthy’s presidential campaign, managing McCarthy’s campaign in the New Hampshire primary, which McCarthy won. Goodwin supported Senator Robert F. Kennedy after he entered the race.
Goodwin served briefly as political editor of Rolling Stone in 1974. He wrote a memoir, Remembering America: A Voice from the Sixties (1988). In 2000, he helped write Al Gore’s concession speech following the Supreme Court’s controversial decision in Bush v. Gore.
His work was published in The New Yorker and he wrote numerous books, articles and plays. In 2003, the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford, England, produced his new work The Hinge of the World, which took as its subject matter the 17th-century conflict between Galileo Galilei and the Vatican. Retitled Two Men of Florence (referring to Galileo and his adversary Pope Urban VIII, who as Cardinal Maffeo Barberini had once been Galileo’s mentor), the play made its American debut at the Huntington Theatre in Boston in March 2009
Goodwin received the Public Leadership Award from the Aspen Institute and the Distinguished American Award from the John F. Kennedy Library
Goodwin was married to Sandra Leverant from 1958 until her death in 1972. They had one son, Richard.In 1975, he married writer and historian Doris Kearns, with whom he had two children: Michael and Joseph.
Goodwin died of complications from cancer on May 20, 2018, at his home in Concord, Massachusetts, at the age of 86. His personal papers are archived at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts.
Lois E. Vernacchio – August 12, 1930 – May 19, 2018
Lois E. Vernacchio, 87, of Hobe Sound, Florida, passed away on May 19, 2018 at her home.
Born in Newark, NJ, she had been a resident of Hobe Sound for 13 years coming from Toms River, NJ.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband Otto M. Vernacchio; her sons, Marc Vernacchio and Otto J. Vernacchio and his wife Mickey all of Hobe Sound; her brother, Charles McQuaid of Ortley Beach, NJ; her brother in law, Ralph M. Vernacchio of Raritan, NJ; her granddaughter, Becky Spurlin and her husband John of Jupiter, FL; her niece, Lynne Emilie and her husband Ron of Mount Pocono, PA and her nephews, Dr. Nick Molinaro and his wife Joan of Mendham, NJ and Chuckie McQuaid of Ortley Beach, NJ. She was preceded in death by her brothers, John McQuaid and Kenneth McQuaid.
Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at the Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City, FL. The funeral service will be at 12:00 PM in the funeral home chapel. Entombment will follow immediately in the Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City.
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Lillian D’elia – June 25, 1919 – May 18, 2018
Lillian D’elia, 98, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, passed away on May 18, 2018 at her home.
Born in Mingo Junction, Ohio, she had been a resident of Port St. Lucie for 18 years, coming from Fort Pierce. She also had resided in Miami.
Before retiring, she was a jewelry buyer for Richardson’s Department Store in Miami.
Survivors include her grandsons, John Jonas and his wife Maria of Port St. Lucie, James Jonas of Tampa, FL and Jay Jonas and his wife Kay of Melbourne, FL; 7 great-grandchildren and 6 great, great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam D’elia and her daughter, Joyce E. Jonas.
There will be an inurnment service at 11:00 AM, Tuesday May 29, 2018 at Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City. Inurnment will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park at a later date.
Anthony S. Scuderi, Jr. – December 01, 1943 – May 18, 2018
Anthony S. Scuderi Jr., 74, of Jensen Beach, passed away May 18, 2018 at Martin Medical Center in Stuart, with his wife by his side. He was born in the Bronx, NY and had been a resident of the Treasure Coast since 1993. He had been a printer/proofreader before retirement. He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Port St. Lucie.
Anthony was a fun loving person and loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed garage sales, antiques, loved cruising collecting watches, good food, and telling jokes. He will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Constance G. Scuderi of Jensen Beach; daughter, Debra Scuderi Engle and her husband John Engle of Loxahatchee; son, Alan Scuderi and his wife Nicole of Virginia and grandchildren, Anthony Scuderi, Michael Scuderi and Leah Scuderi. He was preceded in death by his sister, Rosalie and his parents Anthony and Lucy.
A memorial service will be held 1:00 PM, Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Anthony’s memory.
SARA J. SPRING – March 4, 1935 – May 18, 2018
Sara J Spring “Aunt Sal” died peacefully in her home surrounded by family on May 18, 2018 in Ft. Pierce, FL at the age of 83. Born on March 4, 1935 in Bradford, PA to Lloyd and Catherine Moore. She lived in Allegany, NY and later moved to Ft. Pierce in 1973. She graduated from Allegany Central School and loved spending time with her family and friends in Ft. Pierce, the summers in NY, playing cards and Bingo. Sal is survived by her children James R. Spring, John “Doug” D. Spring, Iva Spring Sweeney (Brian Sweeney), Donna M. Ring (Roger Ring); Grandchildren; Jaime Burris (Jeff Burris), Kevin Spring (Vien Spring), Melissa Sweeney, Michelle Ring, Tony Ring; Great Grandchildren; Jillian Burris, Jenna Burris, Kyle Spring, Quinn Spring, Logan Mead, John Lucas Mead, Mia Romanowicz, Rylan Ring, Jennelle Ring, Izabelle Ring, Mason Ring; Siblings Margaret Stady (Allegany, NY) and Doris Diesfeld (Sanford, NC). She is preceded in death by her husband Joe Spring “Uncle Joe”, siblings; William Moore, Junetta Dunkel, Virginia Wallace, Kenneth Moore, Richard Moore. A celebration of her life will be held in Allegany at the home of Margaret Stady on August 4, 2018. Donations can be sent to the Allegany Engine Company, 186 West Main Street, Allegany NY 14706 or any charity of your choice.
Joseph Anthony Campanella – November 21, 1924 – May 16, 2018
Joseph Anthony Campanella (November 21, 1924 – May 16, 2018) was an American character actor. He appeared in more than 200 television and film roles from the early 1950s to 2009. Campanella was best remembered for his role as Joe Turino in Guiding Light and as Harper Deveraux on the soap opera Days of Our Lives, a role he starred in from 1987 to 1988.
Campanella voiced the character of Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard on Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1994–1997). He narrated the Discover science series on the Disney Channel from 1992 until 1994.
Campanella was nominated for a Daytime and Primetime Emmy Award and a Tony Award throughout his career.
Campanella was born in Manhattan, New York City to Sicilian immigrants Philip and Mary O. Campanella. Campanella was the younger brother of actor Frank Campanella, who died in December 2006. He and his brothers grew up speaking Italian before learning English. The Campanella family was staunchly Roman Catholic.
Campanella served during World War II in the United States Navy. He later graduated from Manhattan College in 1948, and attended Columbia University, where he studied drama. Before starting his acting career, Campanella worked as a radio sportscaster in Lewistown, Pennsylvania.
Campanella appeared in such television shows as Combat, Decoy, The Eleventh Hour, The Doctors, The Fugitive, Mission: Impossible, Marcus Welby, M.D., Gunsmoke, The Big Valley, Alias Smith and Jones, A Man Called Ironside, The Untouchables, Police Story, The Road West, The Invaders, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rockford Files, The Golden Girls, and Mama’s Family.
Campanella and Zina Bethune in a publicity photo for The Doctors and the Nurses (1965)
He had a recurring role from 1959 to 1962 as a criminal named Joe Turino on the long-running CBS daytime drama The Guiding Light. One of his most popular roles was as Lew Wickersham in season 1 (1967–1968) of the television series Mannix as Lew Wickersham, Joe Mannix’s boss, however Campanella was written out after the first season as Mannix (Mike Connors) went out on his own, and Campanella’s contract was not renewed. Campanella appeared as attorney Brian Darrell from 1969 to 1972 in The Bold Ones: The Lawyers. In 1973, he played an old flame of Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, the twenty-second episode of season 3, titled “Remembrance of Things Past”. Campanella played Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Captain Monty Ballard in the crime drama TV movie Sky Hei$t in 1975.
Campanella in a publicity photo for Gunsmoke (1968)
He played Ann Romano (Bonnie Franklin)’s ex-husband, Ed Cooper, in eight episodes of One Day at a Time (1975–1984) and Barbara Stanwyck’s love interest in the first season (1985–1986) of Aaron Spelling’s short-lived Dynasty spinoff, The Colbys. He appeared in a second-season episode of The Golden Girls as a detective. He had a prominent role as Harper Deveraux on the soap opera Days of Our Lives from 1987 to 1988, had a recurring role as a doctor in Beauty and the Beast (1989–1990), and a recurring role on The Bold and the Beautiful from 1996 to 2005.
Campanella hosted the Canadian educational program Science International between 1976 and 1979, which aired on Nickelodeon as What Will They Think Of Next? He also appeared in the independent comedy, For Heaven’s Sake.
On Broadway, Campanella was featured in three productions during the 1960s. His first, The Captains and the Kings, opened in January 1962 and lasted only seven performances. In February 1962, he was cast in A Gift of Time with film stars Henry Fonda and Olivia de Havilland. The show was written and directed by Garson Kanin, and Campanella received a Tony nomination as Best Featured Actor in a Play. His last Broadway performance was in the musical Hot Spot in 1963, which starred Judy Holliday. The show was not well received and delayed its opening four times, resulting in a run of 58 previews and 43 regular performances.
For a time he provided the voice-over for BMW commercials in the United States, intoning, “BMW — the ultimate driving machine”. For several years beginning in the 1970s, Campanella was a spokesman for NAPA Auto Parts.
Campanella voiced the character of Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard on Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1994–1997). He narrated the Discover science series on the Disney Channel from 1992 to 1994. His final film roles were that of Donald Meeks in For Heaven’s Sake (2008) and in Lost Dream (2009) as Emil.
Throughout his career, Campanella was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his work in A Gift of Time in 1962. In 1968, he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role in Mannix. In 1989, Campanella was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Deveraux in Days of Our Lives.
Campanella met his wife Kathryn Jill Bartholomew, a singer and dancer, in 1963 while he was playing the leading man in Hot Spot on Broadway. They married on May 30, 1964, and had seven sons: Philip (b. 1965), Robert Yale (b. 1966), Joseph Anthony Jr. (b. 1967), Dominic Peter (b. 1969), Anthony F. (b. 1974), John Mario (b. 1977), and Andrew Michael (b. 1979).
Campanella died at the age of 93 on May 16, 2018, at his home in Sherman Oaks, California of complications from Parkinson’s disease.
Alan J. Zeff – May 7, 1947 – May 13, 2018
Alan J. Zeff was born on May 7, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York and passed away on May 13, 2018 in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Billie Zeff, Wife
Michael Lloyd DiChiara – February 19, 1971 – May 12, 2018
Michael Lloyd DiChiara was born on February 19, 1971 in Burlington, NJ and passed away on May 12, 2018 in Stuart, FL.
James E. Harrell MD – December 26, 1938 – May 11, 2018
James Edward Harrell, M.D., died peacefully at home, surrounded by his wife and four children, on May 11, 2018. He lived a life full of love, family, giving, and service to his community and his country.
The son of Dr. O.E. Harrell and Margaret Hughes Harrell, James was born in Jacksonville, FL, and is the second of five children in a close knit family. He graduated from Landon High School in 1956 and was a proud member of the Jacksonville American Red Cross Life Saving Corps. He went to the University of Florida where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity and studied Medicine. In 1964 he received his M.D. degree from the University of Florida. He interned at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, joined the U.S. Army Reserves and married his college sweetheart, Gayle Bauer. In 1965 he began active duty service with the U.S. Army spending his initial tour at Ft. Ritchie, MD. He then went on to serve in Vietnam, as a doctor with the 25th Infantry Division in Cu Chi and with the 65th Combat Engineers.
In 1971, James and his young family moved to Stuart, Florida. He was the 20th doctor in town when he started his Ob-Gyn practice. He was joined the following year by Dr. Larry Holder and Dr. Bill Hewson and they became known as the “3 H’s.” In 1985 he began his James E. Harrell, M.D.P.A. gynecology practice.
When James was 17 years old, he saved two children from drowning in the Atlantic Ocean as a volunteer of the Jacksonville American Red Cross Life Saving Corps. This set him on a lifelong path of service to others.
Service to his profession included time spent as President of the Martin County Medical Society. He also served at the state level on numerous Florida Medical Association Councils. He was a member of the American Medical Association for 45 years and also was a member of the Florida Ob-Gyn Society and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Early in his career, James realized that indigent and immigrant obstetrical patients received no prenatal care in Stuart, so he and his partners worked with the local health department to provide this service. He started a clinic in Indiantown, and his wife, Gayle, would translate for patients who only spoke Spanish. Often, his patients couldn’t pay Dr. Harrell for their pre-natal care, deliveries, and surgeries. He was known to accept as payment anything from a bag of oranges to fish caught in the St. Lucie River. When the AIDS epidemic first made itself known in the early 1980’s, Dr. Harrell and his partners were among the few doctors on the Treasure Coast willing to treat HIV positive patients. In his life he delivered 4,000 babies.
For all of his medical career Dr. James Harrell sought to promote the health and well-being of women. Ending domestic violence became his cause, and in 1997 he was appointed to the Governor’s Task Force on Domestic and Sexual Violence. He also served on the Board of Directors of SafeSpace, and authored several FMA courses on Domestic Violence.
His other community and state activities included involvement in the local Vietnam Veterans of America, Elks Lodge #2658, The Library Foundation of Martin County, The Martin County Gator
Club, The Republican Club of Martin County and the Civitan Club. He was also a 40-year member of the First Presbyterian Church in North River Shores. In 2012, he won the American Diabetes Association Father-of-the Year Award.
After his service in Vietnam, where he was exposed to Agent Orange, James was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, also known as Juvenile Diabetes. While he never let this disease affect his ability to serve his community and love his family and friends, it took a toll on his physical body. After suffering kidney failure in 2000, his dear friend and fellow medical professional, Mrs. Sue Morris of Gainesville, FL, donated her kidney to him. The 2001 transplant saved his life and allowed him to live to see all of his children married, his grandchildren born, and his wife elected eight times into the Florida House of Representatives.
In retirement, Dr. Harrell took on a new, supporting role to his wife, Gayle, in her political career. No one was a bigger advocate for Representative Gayle Harrell than her adoring husband James. He was convinced he had married the smartest, prettiest woman that ever lived and would tell that to anyone and everyone, along with stories of her accomplishments as a wife, mother, and professional.
James was famous for his saying, “What’s the 11th commandment?” He would then answer the question with: “Thou shalt not sweat it.” He truly believed one should “not sweat the small stuff” in life.
More than anything, he was a devoted family man. He and Gayle raised four children and delighted in their eight grandchildren. He was a kind, supportive, and compassionate man, with a love of God, country, and family.
James is survived by his wife, Florida House Representative Gayle Harrell, his daughters, Stephanie Harrell, Jennifer Sobanet, Jamie Harrell, and Melinda Johnson, and their children, James, Jupiter and Justice Johnson, Nicole and Anna Harrell, and Aaron, Tyler and Nicholas Johnson. He is also survived by his siblings Martin Harrell of Norcross, Georgia, John Harrell of Panama City, FL, Mary Jane McKnight of Jacksonville, FL and William Harrell of Jacksonville Florida, as well as numerous nieces and nephews who loved and adored him.
There will be a viewing on Sunday, May 13, from 4 pm to 6 pm at Aycock Funeral Home in Jensen Beach. There will then be a private burial. On Monday, May 14, there will be a Celebration of Life service and reception at 4pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Stuart in North River Shores on 1715 NW Pine Lake Dr.
If you wish to make a donation in lieu of flowers, the family asks you to make a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (jdrf.org), SafeSpace (safespacefl.org, 612 SE Dixie Hwy, Stuart, FL 34994) or a charity of your choice.
James is survived by his wife, Florida House Representative Gayle Harrell, his daughters, Stephanie Harrell, Jennifer Sobanet, Jamie Harrell, and Melinda Johnson, and their children, James, Jupiter and Justice Johnson, Nicole and Anna Harrell, and Aaron, Tyler and Nicholas Johnson. He is also survived by his siblings Martin Harrell of Norcross, Georgia, John Harrell of Panama City, FL, Mary Jane McKnight of Jacksonville, FL and William Harrell of Jacksonville Florida, as well as numerous nieces and nephews who loved and adored him.
Kathleen Anne Scott – May 29, 1953 – May 11, 2018
Kathleen Anne Scott was born on May 29, 1953 and passed away on May 11, 2018.
Ann T. Newlands – November 27, 1930 – May 10, 2018
Ann T. Newlands was born on November 27, 1930 and passed away on May 10, 2018.
Kenneth R. Long – August 11, 1954 – May 9, 2018
Ken Long, age 63, of Vero Beach, FL passed away May 9, 2018. He was born on August 11, 1954 in Birmington, AL and moved to Vero Beach in 1960. He is preceded in death by his parents Howard and Joye Long. Ken graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic College in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Education then earned his Master’s Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft Worth, Texas in 1984. He returned to Vero Beach where he served the community as an active member of First Baptist Church of Vero Beach and a volunteer worker at the Food Pantry of Indian River County for many years. He is survived by his brother Mike Long, sister-in-law Jeannie LaPorte Long; niece Amber Weekly, her husband Rob and great-niece Annalise; niece Jessica Long; nephew Austin Long. Funeral services will be held at Aycock Funeral Home in Fort Pierce, on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 3pm. Contributions can be made in Kenneth’s honor to The Food Pantry of Indian River County, Inc. by visiting http://www.foodpantryirc.org/
Howard M Long, Father
Joye Long, Mother
Johnny M Long, Brother
Jeannie Long, Sister-in-law
Amber Weekley, Niece
Rob Weekley, Nephew in law
Jessica Long, Niece
Austin Long, Nephew
and great niece Annalise.
Eric Ronald Leonhardt – May 6, 1937 – May 8, 2018
Eric Ronald Leonhardt, 81, of Port St. Lucie, Florida passed away May 8, 2018 at Treasure Coast Hospice after battling an illness for two and a half years.
Eric was born in Brooklyn, New York to the late Erich and Gertrude Leonhardt nee Roedel. He relocated from Queens, New York to Port St. Lucie in 1975. Eric served in the United States Army Reserves. He owned and operated Stroell’s Bakery in New York before moving to Florida and working for 25 years as a Bakery Manager at Publix. Eric was a member of the Queen’s Master Baker’s Association. He was of Lutheran faith. As a child, Eric enjoyed playing stickball in the streets of New York with his friends. He was an avid fisherman and bowler. He helped coach his children’s baseball and basketball teams, while they were growing up. In his golden years, Eric was known to enjoy cruises and could be found at the slot machines. His fun loving great sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him. He cherished the time spent with his grandchildren.
Eric was preceded in death by an infant brother, Dieter Leonhardt.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Ruth Neumann Leonhardt; brother, Jerry Leonhardt and his wife Kenna, of Port St. Lucie; sons, Erik Leonhardt and his wife, Erica of Pompano, Florida, Steven Leonhardt and his wife, Lori of Lighthouse Point, Florida, and Gary Leonhardt and his fiancée, Lori of Hawaii; and grandchildren, Derek, Gretchen, Jake, and Luke Leonhardt.
A Celebration honoring Eric’s life will take place at Aycock at Tradition, 12571 SW Tradition Parkway Port St. Lucie, Florida 34987 on Saturday May 12, 2018 from 5-7 pm.
A Service will be held at All Saints Lutheran Church, 7875 W. McNab Rd, Taramac, FL 33321 on Wednesday, May 16th at 3:00 pm. (954) 721-3560
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 5000 Dunn Road, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981.
Ruth Neumann Leonhardt, Wife
Jerry Leonhardt, Brother
Kenna Leonhardt, Sister-in-law
Erik Leonhardt, Son
Erica Leonhardt, Daughter-in-law
Steven Leonhardt, Son
Lori Leonhardt of FL, Daughter-in-law
Gary Leonhardt, Son
Lori Leonhardt of HI, Daughter-in-law
Derek Leonhardt, Grandson
Gretchen Leonhardt, Granddaughter
Jake Leonhardt, Grandson
Luke Leonhardt, Grandson
Albert Magliarditi – March 4, 1930 – May 7, 2018
Albert M. Magliarditi, 88, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2018. He was born on March 4, 1930, in Niagara Falls, NY, the son of Albert Frank Magliarditi and Lucy Guadagno Magliarditi. Albert lived in Pennsylvania and was in the Korea war.
He is preceded by his parents, his brother Joe Magliarditi and sister Mary Andrus. He is survived by his beloved wife Janiece K., daughter Lynne Brennen, son Mike Magliarditi (Amy), grandsons Matthew Mazzarella (Jenn) and Kevin Brennen (Cristin), granddaughter Stephanie Jackowski (Jason), great grandchildren Madison Jackowski, Chloe Jackowski and Harper Mazzarella.
A private service so friends/relative will be informed conducted by Aycock Funeral Home in Fort Pierce, FL. In lieu of flowers donation can be made to the Veterans Administration.
Albert Frank Magliarditi, Father
Lucy Magliarditi, Mother
Joe Magliarditi, Brother
Mary Andrus, Sister
Janiece K Magliarditi, Wife
Lynne Brennen, Daughter
Mike Magliarditi, Son
Amy Magliarditi, Daughter-in-law
Matthew Mazzarella, Grandson
Jenn Mazzarella, Grand-Daughter-in-Law
Kevin Brennen, Grandson
Cristin Brennen, Grand-Daughter-in-Law
Stephanie Jackowski, Granddaughter
Jason Jackowski, Grand-Son-in-Law
Madison Jackowski, Great Granddaughter
Chloe Jackowski, Great Granddaughter
Harper Mazzarella, Great Granddaughter
Sylvia Jean Benson – January 9, 1933 – May 6, 2018
Sylvia Benson, 85, of Fort Pierce, FL died Saturday May 6, 2018 at St Lucie Hospice House, in Fort Pierce, FL. She was born on January 9th, 1933, in Highland Park (Detroit), MI, the daughter of Thomas Hubert Harris and Charity Rogers Harris. She is preceded by her parents, and husband Thomas Orland “T.O.” Benson Jr and brother Bickford Harris. She is survived by two daughters Sheryl Stuhr (Richard) and Belinda Burns, grandchildren Kevin H Benson, Tish S. Miller, Amanda Wiseman, Alana Clayton, and Brandy S. Miller, great grandchildren, Chase Miller, Breanna Lee, Abigail Wiseman, Larry Miller, Thomas Wiseman, Isabella Mendez, Caleb Miller, and Vanessa Mendez. Sylvia was a member of the Elketts in Fort Pierce, FL A private service will be held at Aycock Funeral Home in Fort Pierce, on Friday May 11th, 2018 a burial at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Orville M. Kerr – March 19, 1950 – May 05, 2018
Orville M. Kerr, 68, of Port St. Lucie, passed away on May 5, 2018 at the St. Lucie Medical Center.
Born in Jamaica, WI, he had been a resident of Port St. Lucie for 18 months coming from Irvington, New Jersey.
Before retiring he was an IT Technician with NCR.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Marlene Kerr of Port Str. Lucie; his daughters, Caron Radsick and her husband Donald of Eden, NC, Julette Blackmon and her fiancée, Lamar Marshall of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Paulette King and her fiancée, Brian Mack of Chesterfield, VA, Annette Petri and her husband Al of London, England, UK, Sherine Kerr of Jamaica, WI; his son Paul Kerr and his wife Hannah of Glen Allen, VA; his brothers, Branston Kerr and his wife Monica of Atlanta, GA and John Kerr and his wife Burgett of Port St. Lucie and his sister, Zetta Widney and her husband David of Tamworth, England, UK.
Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at the Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City, FL. The funeral service will be at 12:00PM in the funeral home chapel. Entombment will follow immediately in the Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City.
In lieu of flowers contributions in Orville’s honor can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 39105, 800-822-6344 or on line at www.stjude.org or the American Diabetes Association, Central Florida Office, 1101 North Lake Destiny Road, Suite 415, Maitland, FL 32751 or online at www.diabetes.org/honor
Arrangements are entrusted to Forest Hills Funeral Home Palm City. Please feel free to share a remembrance or message of condolence with the family through this online guestbook.
Gabriel D. Ranieri – August 24, 1939 – May 03, 2018
Gabriel Ranieri, 78, of Palm City, Florida, passed away on May 3, 2018 at the Martin Medical Center, Stuart, Florida
Born in Orange, New Jersey, he moved to Florida in 1974. He was a resident of Pembroke Pines for 44 years. He recently became a Palm City resident in October 2017.
Gabriel was part of Florida Bible Church for many years. He enjoyed recording their service in the early years of the church. Gabriel loved gardening and listening to Christian radio from morning until night. He supported many Christian ministers that no one knew about until now. He used to love fishing on Lake Parsippany with his nephews in New Jersey. He was talented with electronics. His mother would walk into his room and find wires strung across the room as he liked to experiment with electronics. She humorously called him Thomas Edison. He was known to all of us as uncle Gibby, his friends knew him as Gabe. Gabriel missed his parents and siblings very much. For his family, that are here, we will miss him. As for him, he is now reunited with those he missed in the presence of the Lord.
Before retiring he was employed by Wells Fargo Alarm Systems.
Gabriel was one of six children born to Joseph & Anna Ranieri. His three sisters; Josephine, Helen and Margaret and their spouses along with his brothers Jimmy and Joseph preceded him in death. He leaves behind many nieces, great nieces, nephews, great nephews and cousins; Roseanne & Joe McNair, Gloria & Dennis Fano, Howard & Donna Litts, Maryann & Nick Ganim, Helene & Jonathan Clemente, Rosemarie & Brent Waltz, John & Tricia Corvino, Michael Corvino, Joe & Linda Corvino, Steven & Debbie Corvino, Joan & Bruce Wilber, Joe & Mary Kay Dente, Joseph & Lisa Ranieri, Dominick & Patty Ranieri, Joylyn & Ronald Spadaro, Joell & Bill Briody, and Tony & Michele Ranieri.
Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City. There will be a funeral service at 9:30 AM on Friday, May 11, 2018 in the funeral home chapel followed by interment in Forest Hills Memorial Park.
Domenic A. Montemurro – December 26, 1949 – April 29, 2018
Domenic Montemurro 68 years old and a resident of Port St. Lucie FL passed away on April 29th.
He was born in Utica NY, December 26th 1949, one of 4 children to late Gloria and Edward Montemurro. He was a graduate of Syracuse University. Domenic worked for and retired from Welch’s after 25 years.
Domenic was an active member in his community, he was a humble man, and those who knew him say he always acted with honesty and integrity. Of all his admirable traits, we can all agree that he had great sense of humor and a gift for making people laugh.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Nancy. His children; Jennifer, Matthew, and Michael. Grandchildren and Great-Grandchild. Sisters Marie, Gloryann, and Linda.
The Celebration of life service will be held at Aycock Funeral Home Tradition FL during the hours of 4pm to 7pm on Thursday May 3rd.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Stroke Association (www.stroke.org)
Evelyn Cardone – September 4, 1922 – April 29, 2018
Evelyn Cardone was born on September 4, 1922 and passed away on April 29, 2018.
Ralph L D’Annolfo December 12, 1927 – May 02, 2018
Ralph L. D’Annolfo, 90 of Palm City, Florida passed away on May 2, 2018. He was born in Italy on December 12, 1927 to Salvatore and Rose D’Annolfo.
Ralph graduated from college in Providence, Rhode Island and after marrying the love of his life, Phyllis in 1957, they raised their three daughters on Long Island. During his lifetime, Ralph worked for Pan American World Airways at JFK airport in New York. He was a member of the Sons of Italy and had a passion for travel, good wine and good food. Not only was he a proud Italian, he was a proud American, serving his country in the United States Army where he served in the Pacific Theatre (Japan). He was funny man who dearly loved his family. He also loved animals, the Yankees and he loved football – especially Penn State! He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Ralph is survived by his three beautiful daughters; Sandy (Dan) Capen, Sally (Marc) Fisher, Patty (Roy) D’Annolfo; his cherished grandchildren Kelly, Katie and Natalie, his dear sister Mary and by 4 loving nephews.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 8 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm with a prayer service at 12:00 pm at Forest Hills Funeral Home in Palm City Florida. Interment immediately following services at 2:00 pm at Riverside Memorial Park in Tequesta, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Treasure Coast Hospice www.TreasureHealth.org or to the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast www.hstc1.org.
Please feel free to share a remembrance or message of condolence with the family through this online guestbook. Arrangements are entrusted to Forest Hills Funeral Home Palm City.
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.
John Hicks was a friend and business associate and I was deeply saddened by the news of his passing.
I originally met John when he was still in school. A friend of mine was, at the time, dorm administrator of Stradley Hall (the athletic dorm).
I again had the privilege of meeting John in 1975 when circumstances presented an opportunity to enter into a business enterprise with the newly crowned NFL “Rookie of the Year”. Our venture only lasted one year but what an interesting year it was.
John did the best imitation of Woody Hayes, whom he and many of the team affectionately called “the old man”, I have ever heard.
John Hicks wasn’t just among the greats ever to play football at Ohio State, he was “a giant,” two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin said. “In all that he did, he was a giant on and off the field.”
John passed away overnight due to complications from diabetes, his family acknowledged. He was 65.
“I knew this was coming, but it just hurts to know that he’s gone,” Griffin told The Columbus Dispatch.
A two-time All-American in 1972 and ’73, Hicks won both the Outland Trophy and the Lombardi Award in ’73 as the nation’s outstanding lineman. He also finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting that season, a monumental achievement for a right tackle.
He later was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, the Ohio State athletics hall of fame and the hall of fame for the Rose Bowl, in which he started for the Buckeyes in trips there after the 1970, ’72 and ’73 seasons. He was a first-round draft pick of the New York Giants in 1974 but injuries blunted his pro career.
“Everyone knows what he did on the field,” Griffin said. “But overall, he was just a terrific man. What he did off the field was also unbelievable.”
Along with founding and running his own real estate development company, Hicks was deeply involved in myriad organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club of Central Ohio and the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission.
He also was known to never turn down a call from his former teammates and other Buckeyes, being given the nickname “The Godfather” by his fellow Ohio State alumni, and for all the right reasons, Griffin said.
“Anytime someone needed help they’d call John,” Griffin said.
Among the causes Hicks took up was that of former Buckeyes and NFL safety Jack Tatum, whose battle with the ravages of diabetes eventually led to his untimely death at 61 in 2010. Hicks arranged several fund-raising efforts to help defray the costs of Tatum’s plight.
“He’d be organizing folks to help, whoever it was that needed the help,” Griffin said, his voice cracking with emotion. “He was just unbelievable, man.”
Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith, a Cleveland native like Hicks, seconded that notion.
“I have known John since I was in high school in Cleveland; he was one of my idols,” said Smith, who went on to play football at Notre Dame in the mid-1970s. “His impact on our community cannot be measured. He was a man’s man.”
Raymond C. Smith January 5, 1922 – June 6, 2010
Born on Staten Island, Mr. Smith graduated from Port Richmond High School. He began a 36-year career at Procter & Gamble, which was interrupted when he served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Mississippi during the second World War. He enrolled in the Army’s pre-medical program at the University of Mississippi but his studies ended when the war did.
When Mr. Smith returned to Staten Island, he resumed working at Duncan Heins Division of Procter & Gamble in Port Ivory, Staten Island while taking night classes at Wagner College, Grymes Hill, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in 1955 and a master of business administration degree in 1964. Proud of his alma mater, he continued to support the school until his death.
After retiring in 1976 as a manager, Mr. Smith and his wife of 56 years, the former Rita Quinn, traveled to south Florida and lived aboard their yacht, Gingham, until finally settling in Satellite Beach, Fla., amid a group of Staten Island retirees.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith traveled the world, be it by land, air, or sea. After his wife’s death in 1998, Mr. Smith fulfilled their dream to pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
An Episcopalian, Mr. Smith was a member of St. Andrew’s Parish, Richmond; St. John’s Episcopal Church, Melbourne, Fla., and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Cocoa, Fla.
In addition to his daughter, Lynne, Mr. Smith is survived by another daughter, Patricia A. Korol; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home, Melbourne. There will be a mass at 11 a.m. on July 17 in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Cocoa.
Richard Shaw Hall Sr. Decorated Naval Aviator
Dies at 86 in Palm City
Richard (Dick Hall) Hall founder of Libre House Publishing of Princeton, New Jersey and Chem-Pro Marketing of Staten Island, New York died September 28, 2007 after a brief illness in Palm City, Florida.
He is survived by his two sons Richard S. Hall, Jr. and daughter in-law Robin Hall of Palm City, Florida and Gregory H. Hall and daughter in-law Debbie Hall of Staten Island. He was also survived by three grand children Dana Carole Hall Reese of Los Angeles, Richard S. Hall III of Palm City and Andrew S. Hall also of Palm City. Mr. Hall had two great grand children Charles and Smyth Reese of Los Angeles. He also was survived by 2 siblings, older brother Norman Hall (91)of Whiting, New Jersey and younger sister Doris Zdanowicz of New Jersey as well.
He was married to Alice M. Baker for 60 years also of Staten Island.
Noted “Who’s Who” business and finance entrepreneur was probably best know for his “Cost estimation” articles in McGraw Hill’s publication Chemical Engineering. He led the way to computerized cost estimation in the stainless steel industry.
From modest means in his early years it might be said that he was a product of the depression and World War II. Born on Staten Island, New York on April 21, 1921 he attended Public School #30 in The Westerleigh area of the island. He graduated from port Richmond High School in 1939 and proceeded to go to work in Manhattan for the U.S. Nickel Company. Later in 1941 he worked at The Bethlehem Ship yard where he worked as an electricians apprentice on ships including the Destroyer Juno.
He enlisted as a Naval Aviation Cadet in April 1942, shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was first assigned to The Naval Civil Pilot Training Program at Syracuse University from June to October 1942; United States Naval Preflight School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., from January to March 1943; United States Naval Air Training Center, Glenview, Illinois, from March – July 1943; United States Naval Air Training Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, July 1943 – February 1944; graduated and commissioned Ensign U.S.N.R. (Naval Aviator) on February 9, 1944.
Assigned U.S. Naval Operational Training Center, Banana River, Florida from February -April 1944; assigned to Navy Squadron VPB26, Charleston, S.C. to Fleet Air Wing 17, serving with the fleet in the central and western Pacific theaters. Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medals for “Meritorious Service” in China, Korean and Japanese mainland theaters of operation. He was promoted to Lt. (JG) in April 1945. Was a member of the first Naval Aviation Squadron to land in the Tokyo Bay area simultaneous with the fleet’s arrival in September, 1945. He served several weeks with the occupation forces in Japan.
Reassigned to Naval Air Station, Kaneohe, Hawaii. Ordered to Fleet Headquarters, New York via NAS Alameda, California for release from active duty on January 6, 1946.
Mr. Hall attended Wagner College, Staten Island, New York from 1946 to 1948. He then went to work as a sales representative for New York Refrigeration Co., Long Island, N.Y., 1947. Sales Representative for Doyle & Roth Manufacturing Co., Brooklyn, NY from 1947 to 1954; Advertising Sales Manager, 1954 – 1963; Vice President 1963 – 1970. Vice President of Walster Corp. Simpson, Pa. 1962 – 1970; Chem-Pro Marketing Services, Staten Island, N.Y., 1966 – 1970; Vice President, Chem-Pro Associates, 1970; President, Richard S. Hall & Associates Ltd., Staten Island, NY from 1970 – 1987.
For 20 years he was a Biographee of Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who In Finance and Industry, and the International Biographee.
He served on American Standards Association committee establishing “Standards for Tubular Heat Exchangers for the chemical industry”, a collaborative effort between the American, and the Tubular Exchanger Manufactures Association.
Retiring in 1987 he joined and actively participated in the Services Corps of Retired Executive, co-chairing-in a collaborative effort with the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce–a series of seminars on international trade.
He was a member of the Chemists Club, American Association of Cost Engineers, Association of Naval aviation, Service Core of Retired Executives, The Planetary Society, National Space Society, and International Trade Advocacy Group.
After the death of his loving wife in 2003 and in ill health, he moved to Palm City, Florida to live with is son Richard and his family.
In his later years he was active with The Martin County Council On Aging, The V.I.P. (Visually Impaired Persons), The Palm City Art Associates.
Mr. and Mrs. Hall will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The family has expressed that in lue of flowers please make a donations to Hospice of The Treasure Coast.
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