Mary Bernice Mills - November 12, 1952 - April 22, 2021
Mary Bernice Mills - November 12, 1952 - April 22, 2021 Mary B. Mills, 68, of Stuart, Florida, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at the Orchid Cove at Stuart after her long battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
Born in Queens, New York, she was a Florida resident for more than 35 years, coming from her birthplace.
Prior to her illness, she managed several local restaurants in the Stuart area.
She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Steve Mills of Stuart; her step-son, Patrick Mills of Indiantown, Florida; her mother, Terry Xuereb of Newburgh, New York; and her two brothers, Carl Xuereb of Clearwater, Florida and Martin Xuereb of Jensen Beach, Florida.
Services and Interment will be private at the convenience of the family from the Treasure Coast Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory of Stuart.
Lucille M. Hines - November 13, 1930 - April 21, 2021
Lucille M. Hines - November 13, 1930 - April 21, 2021 Obituary will be posted later upon family approval. In the meantime, feel free to write condolences on our website.
Paul D Tibbetts - April 22, 1952 - April 18, 2021
Paul D Tibbetts - April 22, 1952 - April 18, 2021 Paul D. Tibbetts April 22, 1952-April 18, 2021. Paul Tibbets recently passed away. He was a graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia Pennsylvania with the bachelors degree in electrical engineering. Paul worked as a pilot for the submersible submarine the Alvin. He was retired from Lockheed Martin corporation. Paul was married to Cornelia Proudfit – Tibbetts Who pre-deceased him in February 2020. Mr. Tibbets is survived by his sister Leslie Crosby and her husband Kevan, Brother Alan and his wife Cindy Tibbetts, His stepmother Dale Tibbetts, Three stepbrothers Roland, Randy, and Ricky Houpt And his partner Doreen Albrecht.
Harriet Nolan - July 09, 1942 - April 18, 2021
Harriet Nolan - July 09, 1942 - April 18, 2021 First of all I want to thank the Eaglewood family for all the kind words, thoughts and prayers for Harriet. I know it gave her tremendous comfort each day of her battle with pancreatic cancer.
Harriet and I would have been married 52 years in June. She is survived by her two sons, Sean and Peter, and their spouses, Christy and Alyssa. She had four loving grandchildren, Aidan, Brendan, Katie and Nadia.
Harriet worked as an executive assistant in New York City prior to her marriage. After marrying, she moved to Bath, Maine and worked as a secretary, eventually moving to Florida in 1976 where she worked in the school system for over 10 years. She was the first woman elected to the Village of North Palm Beach village council. After retirement she continued her service of other by being elected to the Eaglewood HOA Board and serving on numerous committees. However, of all these accomplishments she achieved, her love for her family always came first. Her two sons and their families were the most important people in her life.
Harriet and I have enjoyed a wonderful and fulfilling life together. We raised two thoughtful and caring sons. We traveled extensively in our RV and several times abroad. We participated in many Eaglewood activities for the past 15 years and developed lasting relationships with our Eaglewood neighbors. Harriet has always been a fairly private person and her wishes were to not have any services honoring her passing. She always said, “Don’t honor my death, celebrate my life and birthday (July 9th).”
Her sons have expressed their thoughts regarding their mother. I have included them in this celebration of her life. I can think of no greater honor than to be loved and revered by your sons:
Memories of Love (Peter)
LOVE, that is always the first word that comes to mind when I think of my mom. She only knew how to love with her whole heart, of course, because she never did anything half way. She was a wife, a mother and a grandmother. She was not only a mother to her two sons but to an entire community. Her love for people was insurmountable. If you met her and got to know her you were invited into the circle of love that surrounded her. She inspired me to constantly to strive to be a better person for my own family. Her compassion was contagious and that compassion was the rock that anchored us. Family was her backbone, and she would do anything she had to do in order to keep us whole. She is an inspiration to admire, a soul to be cherished and a wife and mother to be loved eternally.
A lifetime of giving, a lifetime of caring and a lifetime of love- these are the memories that we will all carry with us. She will forever remain in our hearts helping us to be better husbands, parents and, people. Mom, LOVE is the word that will eternally describe you and I thank you for showering us with your love and teaching us to know how to show it to the people around us. We will surely love bigger, better and brighter for have you in our lives.
I will LOVE you forever my dearest MOM.
Memories of Love (Sean)
Mom was always our biggest cheerleader. She would have cut off her right arm for anything that Peter and I needed. She was selfless, she took care of the entire family, including her parents. She loved fiercely and if she loved you, you knew it. If she didn’t love you, you probably knew that too! She is the most influential person in my life, she taught us our most important lessons: 1) Treat everyone the way that you want to be treated, 2) always fight for people less fortunate than you, 3) be fair and do the right thing, even if it is unpopular. I remember her doing this so much while working at NPB elementary and as a councilwoman for 8 years in NPB. She was asked to run for School Board and County Commissioner but her devotion to being an amazing mom and wife took precedence.
There was so much joy in her and we all shared in her joy of Christmas, travelling and playing games. She loved nothing more than spending time with family and laughing. She was also a second mom for so many people growing up and even when Peter and I went to FSU. Nothing stopped her from loving us and adding to her circle of loved ones. She loved Christy and her boys with such ferocity despite just being in her life for a short period of time. As my brother said, when she loved, she didn’t do it halfway. There are a thousand memories that I will cherish and remind me of you for the rest of my life.
Mom, I am a better person because of you! I love you and you will always be in my heart and in my head.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Cancer Alliance of Naples, www.cancerallianceofnaples.com or Treasure Coast Hospice, www.treasurehealth.org.
Ruth E. Spellman - October 21, 1952 - April 17, 2021
Ruth E. Spellman - October 21, 1952 - April 17, 2021 Ruth E. Spellman passed peacefully surrounded by family at the age of 68 on April 17, 2021.
Ruth was born October 21, 1952 in Versailles, KY as the eldest of four children. She graduated from Lafayette High School in Louisiana and lived in multiple states before settling in Florida. In her early years, Ruth worked in healthcare both as an EMT in Ohio and an administrative coordinator at St. Anthony’s nursing home on Singer Island.
Ruth is survived by her caring husband of 17 years Gregory Kieswetter, loving son Raymond Spellman (Krystal), siblings Esther Robinson, Rickie Hall (Don), and Robert Spellman (Judy) and 5 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Richard and Esther Spellman (nee Bullock).
Ruth is remembered by her family for her warmth and kindness. She enjoyed gardening, spending time in the church, and watching her soap operas. On any given weekend, Ruth could be found at the local fairs or shopping for treasures in her favorite southwestern decor. She spent much of her adult life making memories with her son and two nephews, Richard and Ryan, as well as loving on her animals.
A visitation will be held on Thursday April 22, 2021 at 1:00PM immediately followed by a service at 2:00PM at Martin Funeral Home & Crematory located at 714 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League of West Palm Beach, Florida.
Marvin Lee Frahm - February 16, 1937 - April 16, 2021
Marvin Lee Frahm - February 16, 1937 - April 16, 2021 Marvin Lee Frahm, 84, of Palm City, Florida passed away on Friday, April 16, 2021 at his home. Marv was born in Memphis, Nebraska on February 16, 1937 to LeRoy and Rose Frahm of Ithaca, Nebraska.
He attended school at Saunders County School District for eight years and graduated from Northeast High School in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he was a member of the Northeast concert and marching bands, the trumpet trio and the jug and bottle band. He then attended and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1958. He was married to his wife Sylvia Feiock on July 11, 1959.
He spent the bulk of his career with Hughes Aircraft Company, spending over 33 years with the firm as an Electrical Engineer prior to his retirement in 1992. This included assignments in Anaheim, California, El Paso, Texas, Daaden, Germany, Jever, Germany, Bonn, Germany, Newport, Rhode Island, and Manassas, Virginia. He was instrumental in the wiring of the Trident nuclear submarine during his assignment in Manassas.
Over the years, he served as an Elder as well as Sunday School and Bible Study teacher in the various churches he and Sylvia served. He also enjoyed music and, along with Sylvia, were active in Church music ministry as well as classical choruses which took them on Choir tours to Germany and England.
Marvin is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sylvia (Feiock) Frahm; children Pamela (David) Lauver of West Palm Beach, Florida, Eric Frahm of Jupiter, Florida, Michael (Sara) Frahm, Port St. Lucie, Florida; five grandchildren, Jacob (Kellie) Lauver of Stuart, Florida, Rev. Weston (Cayleigh) Lauver of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Kira Lauver of Palm Beach Gardens, Matthew Frahm of Port St. Lucie, Ashley Frahm of Jensen Beach, Florida; step-grandchild, Michael DeSantis, Chicago, Illinois; one great-grandchild, Savannah Lauver of Palm Beach Gardens; siblings, Charlyn Shickell, Lincoln Nebraska and brother, Roger Frahm of Nebraska and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Treasure Coast Presbyterian Church, 203 SW 3rd. Street, Stuart, Florida on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 11am. Private family graveside burial at Indian Mound Cemetery in Ithaca, Nebraska.
Norma Lorraine Nelson - April 22, 1943 - April 15, 2021
Norma Lorraine Nelson - April 22, 1943 - April 15, 2021 Norma Lorraine Nelson 77, of Port St Lucie Fl died on April 15,2021 in Lawn-wood Regional Medical Center . She was Born in Kingston Jamaica and lived in Port St. Lucie for 14 years moving from Brooklyn N.Y. She was a seamstress for Ron Fritz designs for 14 years in Soho as well as Amars in Kingston Jamaica for 20 yrs. She was a member of First Community Church of God NY and Port St. Lucie. Survivors include daughters Natalie Nelson Roberts and Garcia Nelson McDonald both of Port St. Lucie, sisters Pam, Audrey, Diane Camille, Debbie and Denise and brothers Kenneth and Paul as well as 5 grandchildren Tashia ,Shemar Briana, Brandon and Gianna .Son in laws Sean Roberts ,Andrew McDonald, and Dawn Sifflet. Stepdaughters Annie Nelson and her daughter Cheyenne, and Claudia Nelson Sifflet and her Children Kobe and Zaria Sifflet. Nieces and nephews,cousins and aunt. She was preceded in death by brothers Courtney and Norman McFarlane. Memorial contributions may
be made to Feed the children, P.O Box 36, Oklahoma City ,OK 73101, 800-627-4556, WWW. feed the children.org. Hun
Gerard Edward Heffernan - AUGUST 19, 1933 – APRIL 14, 2021
Gerard Edward Heffernan - AUGUST 19, 1933 – APRIL 14, 2021 As a first-generation Irish American, Jerry was born on August 19th, 1933 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn to Edward and Mary Heffernan. He had two brothers, William (deceased) and Edward. He split his time between Breezy Point, NY and Stuart, FL. He is survived by the love of his life of 65 years, Nancy. He was a devoted father of five: Jerry (Cathy), Patti (Tim), Donna (Tom), Teresa, and Michelle (Michael). Beloved Poppa to Shannon, Alicia (Jon), Kevin, Kyle (Araceli), CJ, Jaclyn, Thomas, Lauren, Allyson, Shawn, Brian, Erin, and Kelli. An endearing great-grandfather to Nolan, Grayson, and Isaac.
After completing high school, he enlisted in the Marine Corp from 1952 to 1955. He continued his lifelong love of service to his community by serving as Deputy Chief of the Breezy Point Volunteer Fire Department. In 1959, he began his career with the FDNY and worked his way up to becoming Captain until he retired in 1993. In addition to being a fireman, he wore many hats. He officiated for the Rockaway Point Men’s Softball League and Pop-Warner Football League. He was the local Breezy plumber, St. Thomas More CYO President, and the president of the Miles Grant Men’s Golf Association. His time was spent with family, golfing with friends, or riding his bike around town.
The visitation will be held at Aycock Funeral Home in Stuart, Florida on Saturday, April 17th, 2021 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. The funeral mass will be at 1:00pm on Sunday, April 18th, 2021 at St. Christopher’s Church in Hobe Sound, Florida. A memorial celebration mass will be held in Breezy Point at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Miles Grant Philanthropic Fund, Attn: Betty Weed 5101 SE Miles Grant Road Stuart, FL 34997
He had two brothers, William (deceased) and Edward. He split his time between Breezy Point, NY and Stuart, FL. He is survived by the love of his life of 65 years, Nancy. He was a devoted father of five: Jerry (Cathy), Patti (Tim), Donna (Tom), Teresa, and Michelle (Michael). Beloved Poppa to Shannon, Alicia (Jon), Kevin, Kyle (Araceli), CJ, Jaclyn, Thomas, Lauren, Allyson, Shawn, Brian, Erin, and Kelli. An endearing great-grandfather to Nolan, Grayson, and Isaac.
Anthony Campitiello - April 06, 1939 - April 13, 2021
Anthony Campitiello - April 06, 1939 - April 13, 2021 Anthony Campitiello, 82, passed away on April 13, 2021 with his wife, children, and granddaughter by his side. Arrangements made by Treasure Coast Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory.
Christopher M Boardman - APRIL 3, 1972 – APRIL 13, 2021
Christopher M Boardman - APRIL 3, 1972 – APRIL 13, 2021 Our Dear friend Christopher Boardman a member of our extended family passed away Tuesday April 13th, 2021. He is preceded in death by his father Charles. S. Boardman. Chris was an employee of St. Lucie County Road and Bridge for over 20 years. He has family members in different locations in Florida, Missouri and Minnesota. His hobbies were lottery scratch off tickets, martial arts with the praying mantas his favorite symbol. He loved his chicken wings, pizza and DD coffee. He was compassionate, loving and would give you the shirt off his back if you needed help. He was married once and his step children were the highlight of his life. He leaves behind many friends that will truly miss his smile and humor. He also loved NASCAR racing. May he rest in heaven next to his father.
John Jay Sayers DC - December 27, 1942 - April 12, 2021
John Jay Sayers DC - December 27, 1942 - April 12, 2021 Dr. John J. Sayers, Jr. 78, of Jensen Beach Florida, passed away on April 12, 2021 at Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart, Florida. Dr. Sayers was born in Freeport, New York on December 27, 1942, to Helen Marie Weinhold and John Jay Sayers. He married Virginia Mary Erario in 1967.
After graduating high school in Sayville, New York, he pursued a career in chiropractic. Dr. Sayers received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1964 from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Being a life-long learner, he earned a Bachelor of Science in 1976 from New York Institute of Technology and a Master’s in Biology in 1979 from the University of Bridgeport. Dr. Sayers furthered his education by attending post-graduate courses related to specialized chiropractic techniques to further assist his patients.
Dr. Sayers served his profession and his community in the following ways: as a member, an officer, and as President of the International Palmer Alumni Association; a member of the New York Chiropractic Association, a member of the International Chiropractic Association, an assistant Scout Master for Boys Scouts of America Troop 554, and a Past President of the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce. He was a Master Mason of 50 years and received his 32nd degree in 1971.
He was a Chiropractor full time in Oakdale, New York and later on opened an office in Amagansett, New York. Dr. Sayers also served his community as a volunteer fireman in the West Sayville-Oakdale District for 50 years and during that time in 1978 he was elected to the position of Fire Commissioner, a position he held until 1988. Dr. Sayers was also an avid boater, and his passion was sport fishing. As a member of the Oakdale Sportsman Club, you would often finding him in fishing tournaments off the coast of Long Island on weekends.
Dr. Sayers is survived his wife, Virginia Mary Sayers; his sister, Susan Cavalcante; daughter, Fawn Silver and spouse Thomas; son, John Jay Sayers III and spouse Stephanie; granddaughter, Stephanie Marie, and four grandsons, Ryan, Zachary, Maxwell, and Nathan. Along with many family and friends.
Jerry Conn Graston - JULY 20, 1944 – APRIL 12, 2021
Jerry Conn Graston - JULY 20, 1944 – APRIL 12, 2021 Jerry Graston, age 76, of Hobe Sound, FL and formerly of Clarksville, Indiana, passed away at his home on Monday, April 12, 2021.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Dottie, son Tim and wife Holly, and grandchildren Kayla and Brycen. He is also survived by three sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins, who he considered to be some of his best friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, O.G. (Jerry) and Adeline Graston, and brother Dennis Graston.
Jerry was a loving husband and father and a true “people person”. He had scores of dear friends throughout his lifetime, many since childhood.
He served in the United States Air Force from 1962 to 1966.
No formal services will be held. The family would enjoy your posted memories of Jerry.
Expressions of sympathy may be made by way of donations to Caring Fields Felines, 6807 SW Wedelia Terrace, Palm City, FL 34990
Timothy Alvin Brier - JULY 16, 1947 – APRIL 11, 2021
Timothy Alvin Brier - JULY 16, 1947 – APRIL 11, 2021 Timothy Alvin BRIER was born on July 16, 1947 and passed away on April 11, 2021 and is under the care of Aycock Funeral Home.
Gustav C. Hintz - DECEMBER 6, 1926 – APRIL 10, 2021
Gustav C. Hintz - DECEMBER 6, 1926 – APRIL 10, 2021 Gustav C. Hintz, born December 06, 1926, in Romeiken, East Prussia, died peacefully in Port St. Lucie, Florida, April 10, 2021, with his daughter Karen Klutsarits, by his side. He was predeceased by his wife, Helen Farley Hintz, his parents, Alexander and Bertha Hintz, his sister, Hedy Sutton and brother, Otto Hintz. He emigrated to the United States of America, on the “S.S. Majestic” in April 1929 with his mother, sister and brother, to join his father in New York, USA.
He graduated from Bernards High School, Bernardsville, N.J. in 1941. He worked at Hamilton Farm Creamery while attending high school.
In 1944 – 1945, he worked as a mechanic for Raritan Valley Farms, Somerville, N.J. and Hill Chevrolet, Gladstone, N.J. From 1946 – 1952, he worked for Wortman Mills, Pottersville, N.J.. In 1953, he worked for Ross Farm, (hay business), Califon, N.J. and in 1954 he purchased Ross Farm. In 1962 he worked part time as a relief driver for Welsh Farms Creamery, Long Valley, N.J. and also as a part time Special Police Officer, road supervisor, dog catcher and welfare director in Califon, N.J.. He also joined the volunteer Califon Fire Company and became a Life member.
In 1964 he started a new police department in Califon, N.J. and became the Police Chief. In 1969 he left Califon to form a new police department in Lebanon Township, N.J. and was the Police Chief until 1981, when he retired. In 1984 he moved to Florida.
He belonged to many clubs and associations in New Jersey and in Florida. To mention a few: the Treasure Coast Genealogical Society, The St. Lucie River Chapter DAR and SAR, a Life member of the German American Club and a Life member of the New Jersey State Police Chiefs Association, a Life member of the International Police Association of Stuart, FL. and the Port St. Lucie Elks Association, #2658.
His hobbies and passion included dancing up a storm with his wife until he had holes in his socks, hunting, racing his stock car in New Jersey: Flemington, Heightstown, Morristown and also Nazareth, PA. and when he retired from racing he enjoyed watching NASCAR races.”(#18)”. He also enjoyed riding bicycles, fishing, surf fishing, boating and bird watching. He taught himself how to play many musical instruments, accordion, piano, organ and trumpet, to name a few and entertained everyone at our family gatherings. His passion for police work never stopped even after retirement and he always watched “Blue Bloods”. He was also known as “Mr. Fix it”. If he couldn’t fix it, it couldn’t be fixed, but never thrown out because he might be able to use those parts to fix something else. (he always had super glue in his pocket, just in case).
He leaves behind his daughters, Susan Berg, FL., Karen Klutsarits, FL., Helen Beth Lautenbach, VA., and his son, Gustav C. Hintz Jr.,(Carl), N.J., 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Services will be held in Florida and New Jersey.
Joseph John DiBartolo, MD - JUNE 27, 1942 – APRIL 9, 2021
Joseph John DiBartolo, MD - JUNE 27, 1942 – APRIL 9, 2021 oseph John DiBartolo, MD died peacefully in his sleep at home on April 9, 2021 surrounded by his devoted family and faithful dog. Since 2009, he dealt with Parkinson’s disease and later, a rare brain tumor with grace and fortitude.
Joe was born on June 27, 1942 to Ben and Jean DiBartolo in the Bronx, NY. He was blessed with a large and loving Italian family and a devoted circle of close friends. He had limitless energy, exuberance for life and a wicked sense of humor.
He attended elite parochial schools from elementary school through college. He was always an extraordinary athlete and exemplary student and never once missed a day of school. Without the slightest detriment to his scholastic performance, Joe played on the football, basketball and track teams at Mount Saint Michael Academy while consistently maintaining an A+ grade average. He excelled in Latin studies, which proved to be helpful in his medical career.
He graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts in June of 1964. He was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society. He loved the “Fighting Irish” and even had a shamrock tattoo to prove it.
He received his Doctor of Medicine from New York Medical College in June of 1968 and served on the Student Senate.
A unique dual residency in orthopedic surgery through Tulane Medical School and the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) provided top notch training. He was a Lt. Commander and served at the Public Health Service Hospital in Staten Island, NY and then at the Presidio in San Francisco. He trained under Dr. Jack Hughston, considered the father of sports medicine, in Columbus, GA alongside his fast friend, Jim Andrews (another renowned sports medicine icon). He served as chief of orthopedics at the USPHS hospital in New Orleans, where he met his wife, Suzy, who was a student at Tulane.
He moved to Stuart, FL in 1973 to partner with George Turmail, MD in an orthopedic surgery practice. They were a dynamic duo until Dr. Turmail’s untimely death in a plane crash in June 1985.
These were the glory years of medicine in Stuart--no trauma centers. Whatever happened while on-call was handled locally. While in private practice as an exceptionally talented board certified orthopedic surgeon, Joe was foremost a beloved healer and practiced the true art of medicine without monetary motivation. He regarded every patient as if they were his friend and family and vice versa.
Harold K. Agar - December 9, 1928 - April 8, 2021
Harold K. Agar - December 9, 1928 - April 8, 2021 Harold Knowlton Agar, age 92, passed away on April 8, 2021 at his home in Palm City, FL. He was born December 9, 1928 in Pittsfield, MA. He is survived by his loving wife of sixty-nine years, Virginia (‘Ginny’); his daughter, Deborah Squires of Palm City, FL; his son, John Agar of Ellensburg, WA; his grandson, Brenton Squires of Denver, CO; and his granddaughter, Devyn Squires of Palm City, FL. He was predeceased by his sister Janet Ryan, of Florence, SC and his brother Donald Agar, of Pittsfield, MA. He was the son of the late Thomas K. and Margaret Agar also of Pittsfield, MA. In 1951, he married his high school sweetheart, Virginia Pratt, daughter of the late Wilbur and Cicely Pratt.
Known by his friends as Hal, he graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1947 and graduated from Antioch College, Class of 1952, with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Scholarship and graduated from the Sloan School of Management at MIT in 1954 with an M.S. in Industrial Management. He began his career in industry with the Raytheon Corporation. His initial assignment was to take a newly developed air-cooled magnetron from the lab and initiate an economical power supply for the first commercial microwave oven. He was subsequently made Raytheon’s Corporate Director of Production Programming. He later joined the Benrus Corporation, a watch manufacturer with plants in Switzerland and St. Thomas, VI, as Director of Production and Planning. In the 1970’s he joined Plessey PLC, a British telecommunications and aerospace manufacturer as Vice President of Operations, and subsequently, as President of the American Subsidiary, Plessey Dynamics, in New Jersey. At Plessey, he planned and
coordinated the move of five manufacturing plants in Hillside, NJ to a new facility in Whippany, NJ, and was responsible for all labor contract negotiations.
After retiring from industry, he joined the family business, Southgate GMC, in Pittsfield, MA as a partner.
Hal and his wife built a retirement home in Kent, CT, where he was a member of the Board and Treasurer of the Kent Memorial Library. He was an active member of the Kent Congregational Church, and he served as a consultant with the CT Service Corps of Retired Executives.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Contributions in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Interment will be in the Morningside Cemetery, Gaylordsville, CT.
William Albert Fries -APRIL 28, 1942 – APRIL 8, 2021
William Albert Fries -APRIL 28, 1942 – APRIL 8, 2021 William Albert Fries, Sr., known to all as 'Bill', was a most beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a man of staunch integrity, deep compassion, gentle strength and solid faith. His industriousness and pursuit of excellence were matched only by his sense of humor and his delight in nature. He cherished Judy, his wife of nearly 56 years, with pure and comprehensive devotion. His pride in and love for his four children and 11 grandchildren was interminable and unconditional.
Bill was a committed follower of Jesus and a diligent student of the Bible, taking great joy in sharing through countless teaching settings the truths of Scripture, principles of character, and foundational insights for a life of peace and success. His book, The Power of the Kingdom, is a testament to his passionate faith.
Bill was born on April 28, 1942 in Reading, Pennsylvania. His family moved to West Palm Beach, Florida when he was in junior high school. After high school and a year at Palm Beach Junior College, he attended the US Naval Academy at Annapolis. He studied nuclear engineering and, upon graduation, was an Officer in the Navy's nuclear submarine program. After his final tour of duty and having achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander, Bill rejoined civilian life and took a position at Florida Power & Light. After a 30 year career, he retired as Vice President and began enjoying his many recreational pursuits.
Bill was an avid swimmer, having begun in junior high school and continuing up to competitive swimming at Annapolis, transitioning to a fitness regimen that lasted the rest of his life. Bill loved to travel, to visit long-time friends, re-visit favorite places and of course explore new regions with new experiences. As much as he loved the adventure of a trip, Bill tremendously enjoyed being home. He relished walks at sunset, sitting on the porch swing, and lying on the patio lounge chair at night looking at the stars.
Bill passed from this life on the afternoon of April 8, 2021. While we mourn our heartbreaking loss, we will carry with us the immeasurable impact of his existence every moment of every day to come.
Donald G Nelson - DECEMBER 30, 1944 – APRIL 8, 2021
Donald G Nelson - DECEMBER 30, 1944 – APRIL 8, 2021 Donald G. Nelson, age 76, of Port St. Lucie, Florida passed away April 8, 2021.
Donald was born December 30, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois to the late George H. Nelson and Phyliss Gordon Simons.
Survivors include his loving wife, Sherrie Nelson; son, Todd M. Nelson, of Port St. Lucie, Florida; sister, Kathy Ann Smith(Richard) of Carol Stream, Illinois; step daughter, Mindy L. Harmon of Columbus, Ohio and step son, Jeffrey L. Harmon of Ehon, Ohio.
Sandra Kiah September 27, 1940 – April 8, 2021
Sandra Kiah September 27, 1940 – April 8, 2021 Sandra was born and grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, graduating from West Philadelphia High School in 1958. She was married to Frank J Kiah, until his death in January 2011.
Her career expanded into many facets and titles of the banking industry throughout her life. Starting her long career in banking, while still in high school at Central- Penn in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Vineland, New Jersey and FINALLY (no one thought it would happen!) retiring in 2014 from BB&T Bank in Hobe sound , FL.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Kiah in 2011. Loving Brother Leonard in 2018, Sister-In Law Miriam Horowitz in 2010; and Arthur Becker in 2014.
Sandra is survived by her daughter. Kathy Kiah of Hobe Sound, FL; Nephews and Families: Eric Horowitz (Sophie) of Jenkintown, PA, Bruce Horowitz (Inger) of Stockholm, Sweden. Great-Niece Paula Horowitz of Jenkintown, PA. Her extended family includes Christl Becker of Hobe Sound, FL; Angela (Cookie) Bayer of Hobe Sound, FL; Michelle, Mark, Gina and Anna Baruffaldi of Clarke Summit, PA. Along with many kind and thoughtful former Colleagues, Neighbors and Friends.
Services will be private.
Special Note from daughter, Kathy Kiah- A special and heartfelt message to “My Work Family” at H. Allen Holmes, Inc, Interior Design & Space Planning, Hobe Sound, FL. The role you play in my life is not only because of being colleagues at work we are “Family”. The journey with my Mom (Sandy) has had many twists and turns and you have all, in one way or another, been with me on this journey. To be honest, I’ve never met a group who is more kind-hearted, caring and supporting than you.
With unwavering gratitude to Allen Holmes, Gail McLean, Joe Howard, Debi Martin,Cleveland Clinic - Martin Memorial Doctors, Dr. Kenneth L. Holling M.D. pulmonologist in Stuart, Florida, Home Therapy (Renee), Nursing staff and all “Care Teams” for your excellent care, compassion and thoughtfulness throughout these years!
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Natives Helping Natives. PO Box 301, Hobe Sound, Florida 33475. Please note Sandra Kiah - Memorial when sending your contribution. Natives Helping Natives is a 501(c)3 organized to help the Hobe Sound community.
Stanley Frank Pitkiewicz II - February 04, 1944 - April 06, 2021
Stanley Frank Pitkiewicz II - February 04, 1944 - April 06, 2021 Please feel free to share a remembrance or message of condolence with the family through this online guestbook.
Vivian Blanche Farewell - FEBRUARY 20, 1937 – APRIL 5, 2021
Vivian Blanche Farewell - FEBRUARY 20, 1937 – APRIL 5, 2021 Vivian Blanche Farewell was born on February 20, 1937 in Bronx, New York and passed away on April 5, 2021 in Stuart, Florida and is under the care of Aycock Funeral Home.
Eleanor H. Halak - FEBRUARY 26, 1927 – APRIL 4, 2021
Eleanor H. Halak - FEBRUARY 26, 1927 – APRIL 4, 2021 Eleanor H. Halak was born on February 26, 1927 and passed away on April 4, 2021 in Ft. Pierce, Florida and is under the care of Aycock Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held on April 8, 2021 at 10:00 am at Aycock Funeral Home, 1504 Southeast Floresta Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL. Funeral Service will be held on April 8, 2021 at 11:00 am at Aycock Funeral Home, 1504 Southeast Floresta Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL.
Marianne Streisel - January 20,1934 - April 3,2021
Marianne Streisel - January 20,1934 - April 3,2021 Marianne Cathryn Fillinich Streisel, 87, of Port Saint Lucie, Florida and Lake Wallkill, New Jersey, formerly of Clark, New Jersey, died peacefully April 3rd, 2021 in her home surrounded by her five children. She married her high school beau, George and went through life as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, friend and just the “smiling heart” of her family.
Born January 20th, 1934 in Jersey City, New Jersey, Marianne was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Mary Agnes (Zitz) Fillinich of Linden, New Jersey, and her late husband, George David Streisel.
Marianne was a graduate of Berkeley Secretarial School (NJ), retiring from the Clark Board of Education School System (NJ).
Until her health condition made it impossible, Marianne was active in the life of the church at Holy Family Catholic Church, Port Saint Lucie (Florida) and St. Francis de Sales (New Jersey), including being a Eucharistic minister for the homebound and those in the hospital, as well as being a member of the National Council of Catholic Women (CCW) supporting, empowering, and educating all Catholic women in spirituality, leadership, and service. Marianne also took an active role in helping out at the soup kitchen in Florida.
In 1958, Marianne started spending her summers in Lake Wallkill (New Jersey). She spent the weekdays with her five children, no car, no phone and no television. She met the challenge head on, treasuring the time spent with her children and as a family when her husband joined her on the weekends. Marianne loved the tight knit community of Lake Wallkill where lifelong friendships blossomed. Summers at the lake became a tradition as Marianne and her children and their families always reunited at Lake Wallkill to create more wonderful LWK memories. Along with being “Mom”, Marianne cherished her role as “Gma” and “Gigi”.
Marianne is survived by her five children; George David (with Pamela) Streisel, Gregory Daniel Streisel, Frank Andrew (with Debra) Streisel, Mary Kathryn (with John) Streisel-van Didden and Nancy Marie (with David) Woeckener. Ten grandchildren; Katrina, Krista, Kellyanne (with Kevin), Jesye, Kimberly (with Jason), George Robert (with Maxine), Emma (with Brian), Holly, Shannon and Wendy. Four great grandchildren, Anthony, Lucas, Scarlett and Logan. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Betty Lou Stypa and several generations of nieces and nephews.
Marianne is predeceased by her siblings; Frances (Fillinich) Amend, John Fillinich, Bernard Fillinich and Anne (Fillinich) Gaughan.
Family and friends are invited to say a final goodbye to Marianne at Holy Family Catholic Church, Port Saint Lucie (Florida) on April 21, 2021 at 11:00am mass. There will be a Memorial service in New Jersey, in July. More details to follow.
Deane Charles Bennett - SEPTEMBER 22, 1943 – APRIL 3, 2021
Deane Charles Bennett - SEPTEMBER 22, 1943 – APRIL 3, 2021 Deane Charles Bennett, born September 22nd, 1943 was lifted to rest April 3rd, 2021. He passed with the presence of his loving family by his side. The delicate body of our dearest, at the hands of non-alcoholic chronic pancreatitis, will forever rest in peace.
Deane graduated from Long Branch High School in 1964 and worked for New Jersey Natural Gas as a Meter Reader, Fort Pierce Utility as a Service Technician then later in Meter Calibration, and retired from New Jersey Natural Gas as a Service Technician. In the 1960’s he was an active member of the Long Branch Volunteer Fire Department Station 117, and Surrey Downs Board of Directors in Howell Township, New Jersey.
Deane was a family man; his quiet strength comforted all of those around him. He enjoyed car racing, fishing and bowling, and easily made friends wherever he went. His celebration of life through his gift of hard work, symbolizes his integrity, love, affection and generous nature toward others. He was a friend to many and his friendships lasted a lifetime. He is admired to the end for his devotion to those who knew him.
Deane is preceded in death by his parents, Richard Arthur Bennett and Lois Elizabeth Pullen, his three brothers, Richard, Noel and Alan and his youngest daughter Jennifer Jean Bennett.
He is survived by an expansive loving family to include his wife of 47 years Flora Teresa Earley, son Brandon (Lisa) and daughter Alana (Christian), son Jimmy (Sherry), and son Chris (Kerry), his eight grandchildren and his five great grandchildren. His family wishes to extend a special thank you to the many people so meaningful in his life, those not listed, who have provided a wealth of love and comfort to Deane.
A celebration of life will be held at Deane and Flora's home on Saturday, May 29th, 2021 from noon to 4pm, please RSVP by Wednesday May 26th, 2021 with Brandon Bennett at (772) 528-6466.
Jeremy René Palacio - JANUARY 30, 1986 – APRIL 3, 2021
Jeremy René Palacio - JANUARY 30, 1986 – APRIL 3, 2021 eremy René Palacio, 35, passed away on April 3, 2021 at his residence in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Born in Miami, Florida, he moved to the Port St. Lucie area one year ago.
Jeremy worked as a project manager for a roofing company. He was the life of the party and a fantastic dancer. When he was not cheering his beloved Miami Dolphins, Jeremy was spending time with his family and friends. His smile could light up a room. To know Jeremy was to love him. He will be deeply missed by many.
He is survived by Javier René Palacio, son, age 4; Nuzta (Nia) Calderon, fiancé; Heaven Calderon, her daughter; Janet Palacio, mother; Jorge Palacio, father, Natalie Correia, his fiancé; Jonathan Palacio, brother, Patricia, his wife; Justin Palacio, brother, Sandra, his wife; Senior Airman Crystal Palacio, sister; Francisco Palacio, paternal grandfather; Christian, Jason, and Alexander Palacio, nephews; Ava Palacio, niece; Alina Arrue, aunt, Robert, her husband; Ted Torres, uncle; Daisy Barceló, Jeanette Barceló-Nunez, Cecelia Barceló-Nunez, Robert Torres, Elizabeth Becker and Victoria Torres, cousins.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 4:00-8:00PM at Aycock Funeral Home, Young and Prill Chapel in South Stuart, with a prayer service to begin at 5:30PM. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 1:30PM at Fernhill Memorial Gardens in Stuart, FL.
Heinz Jurgen Jeannero - July 2, 1945 - April 1, 2021
Heinz Jurgen Jeannero - July 2, 1945 - April 1, 2021 Sunrise: July 2, 1945 Sunset: April 1, 2020Heinz Jurgen Jeannero left this earthly realm on his own terms. His final days were peace filled in the presence of his devoted wife, Ronnie and family friends. Heinz was born in Nuremberg, Germany and was raised in the home of his Oma and Opa, two very strong influences in his life. He immigrated to the United States when he was 10 to join his mother, Irma Jeannero, and step- father, Glen Jeannero in Lansing, Michigan where he learned to navigate the challenges of a new language and culture.
From a very early age Heinz demonstrated compassion, kindness, extreme generosity, integrity and a strong work ethic. These ethics were further instilled during his service in the U.S. Army and later in his profession in the automotive business. They also contributed to the huge cast of friends that highly regarded those things that made Heinz so special. He took great pride in the depth of love and caring he showered upon Ronnie. To simplify the essence of Heinz : His favorite song was “My Way” by Elvis; and anyone that really knew him, knows he did, indeed, live life his way.
In 1982 Heinz and Ronnie moved from Michigan to Jensen Beach to be closer to his in-laws, Mack and Mabel. Life in Florida opened up many new opportunities, including advances in his career, another circle of friends, and fun adventures on Mack and Mable’s boat, “For the Good Times”. He treasured these moments traveling and making beautiful memories with his three favorite fans.
Heinz was preceded in death by his beloved Oma and Opa, Mack and Mable, step father, and many German aunts and uncles. He is survived by his loving mother, his son, Shane Jeannero and his partner Christopher Sossong, his daughter, Angelique Rowell, two beautiful granddaughters, Aubrey and Alicia Rowell. He leaves behind a multitude of devoted and loving friends as well. His absence will leave a void in the hearts of those that his goodness touched.
As per his wishes there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a charity of your choice.
Frederick O Rieger - February 25, 1939 - April 29, 2019
Frederick O Rieger - February 25, 1939 - April 29, 2019 Frederick O. “Fred” Rieger, 80, of Port St. Lucie passed away peacefully at home on April 29, 2019, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Fred joined the Air Force to serve his country and began his love of travel. Fred’s early career with Taylor Publishing gave him the opportunity to travel the United States and brought the love of his life to him. In 1994, with his wife, Terry, they opened Diamonds by Terry in Stuart, FL and quickly became known as philanthropists from the many local charities they supported. Recently they were honored by the House of Hope for their years of dedication.
Fred was always quick with a smile and known for his big heart. He always looked at life with a positive attitude, never looking at the glass half empty but always half full. A loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend whose quick wit kept those around him smiling, he leaves behind his wife Linda “Terry” Rieger, his sons David Rieger and his wife Kimberly Johnson-Rieger of Harmony, FL, and Joseph Rieger and his wife Sandra Rieger of Port St. Lucie, FL, his grandchildren Joshua Rieger, Justin Rieger, Jennifer Rieger, David Rieger, II, and Giovanna Rieger, as well as two great-grandchildren Kyleigh and Wyatt Dellinger. Preceded in death are his parents, Otto and Carla Rieger, as well as his brother and sister-in-law, Philip and Anne “Nancy” Rieger.
A burial at sea will be held with family at sunrise on Saturday, May 4, 2019. All are welcome to attend the Celebration of Life to be held also on Saturday, May 4th from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Marriott Resort Hutchinson Island in the Osprey Ballroom, located at 555 N.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to any of the following charities: House of Hope, Hibiscus Children’s Center or Mary’s Shelter.
Richard "Dick" Shaw Hall Jr. - December 9, 1944 – April 1, 2018
Richard "Dick" Shaw Hall Jr. - December 9, 1944 – April 1, 2018 - Richard Shaw Hall, Jr. December 9, 1944 – Was an American publisher with a marketing and sales background. Mr. Hall was born on Staten Island, in New York City. He attended Port Richmond High School where he experienced his first exposure to the world of publishing when he, for 4 years, worked on the school's yearbook.
He attended City College of New York (Staten Island) from 1963 and 1964. He then embarked on an adventure to Kentucky, Morehead State University where he finished his undergraduate degree with majors in History, Sociology and Psychology, with minors in Business and Biology.
He returned to New York and began a teaching career in the field of Special Education specifically “Learning Behavioral Disabilities” at the secondary level (7th grade – 12th grade) at the 600 school on Staten Island housed on the Mt Loretto campus.
He attended Columbia University Graduate School with an emphasis in “Behavioral Psychology”.
After several lengthy teachers strikes he was offered an opportunity to move to Columbus, Ohio working for B.F. Skinner, designing and implementing behavioral modification programs imbedded in curriculum. He also did field research in that field and staff development. From 1969 – 1972 he was on loan to the University of Pittsburg (Leaning Resource Development Center) working with a field research program called I.P.I (Individualized Prescribed Instruction). In 1970, when the publishing rights for I.P.I. was acquired by New Century Education Corporation, Mr. Hall returned to the world of publishing. He remained with New Century until 1975.
During this time Mr. Hall was involved with Open Court publishing, editing the synthetic phonics “Foundation” program.
From 1976 to 1979 Mr. Hall became aware of school of educational thought spearheaded by Dr. Arthur Whimby, author of” Intelligence Can Be Taught” and began a relationship with a company called I.S.I (Innovative Sciences, Inc.) who brought behavioral management techniques together with the cognitive learning strategies of Whimby.
In 1979 he joined the Ohio based C.O.I.N. (Coordinated Occupational Information Network) an information database serving the guidance counselors across the country.
In 1986 after the sale of C.O.I.N. to Bell & Howell, Mr. Hall joined the Marketing and Sales department of Cambridge Book Company.
He achieved his highest success with Out2News, an online publishing newspaper effort created for the local Treasure Coast Community with a News/citizen journal emphasis. He called it the “Happy” news!
Perhaps the most important roll Mr. Hall prized was that of loving husband and devoted father. He adored his family and put them first in all that he did.
He is survived by his wife Robin Hall of 37 years, son Richard Shaw Hall III and daughter in law Sasha Hall, son Andrew Shaw Hall and daughter in law Erica Hall.
Richard Shaw Hall Sr. April 21, 1921 - September 28, 2007
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.