Jon "Mike" Huff - August 15, 1941 - June 21, 2021
Jon "Mike" Huff - August 15, 1941 - June 21, 2021 Jon Michael “Mike” Huff, 79, of Palm City, Florida unexpectedly passed away Monday, June 21, 2021, with his wife Mary by his side after leading a very full and accomplished life. The day before, Mike had spent a lovely Father's Day with his wife, one of his sons, and two of his grandchildren who love their "Papa" dearly.
Mike was born in Centralia, Illinois to Carl and Elizabeth "Felix" (nèe Meekins) Huff on August 15, 1941. He was the oldest of their 8 children. Mike earned a Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, a Master's in Industrial Administration from Purdue University, and a Master's in Management of Technology from the University of Miami. Mike enjoyed rooting for the college football teams from his alma maters on Saturdays in the Fall.
Mike served his country for over 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, working as an aerospace engineer for the Air Force Space Program which included his participation in the Apollo missions which took men to the Moon. He then retired from the Air Force to enter the private sector working on NASA's Space Shuttle program for United Technologies and ultimately the United Space Alliance where he retired as Director of Systems Engineering and Chief Engineer. He was an avid coin collector and SCUBA diver, an excellent cook, and maintained a strong interest in science and the space program. Mike's biggest passion was his family. He was exceedingly kind, loving, and giving. He is loved tremendously and will be missed immensely.
He was a wonderful and loving husband to his wife of almost 44 years Mary (nèe Horgan) Huff. He was an excellent father to three sons Jon Michael (Cindy) Huff, Jr. of Burnett, TX, Kevin (Alma) Huff of Elgin, TX and James (Erin) Huff of Jupiter, FL. He cherished his seven grandchildren Jonnie, Austin, Kelcie, Jordan, Zach, Elizabeth, and Tucker and two great-grandchildren Chris and Riley. He also leaves behind his brothers Steve, Greg and Bill (Laura) Huff and sisters Beth (Ted) Bodenschatz, Debby (Lance) Durkee, and Becky Huff. Mike is predeceased by his brother Doug Huff and his parents Carl and Elizabeth Huff.
A Visitation will be held at Martin Funeral Home, Stuart Chapel at 961 S Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL 34994 on Sunday, August 15, 2021, Mike's 80th birthday, at 1:00 pm with a 2:00 pm Service officiated by Pastor Gary Carr. Burial will take place on Monday, August 16, 2021, at 11:00 am at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Mims, FL with full U.S. Air Force Honors.
Online condolences can be made by visiting www.Martin-Funeral.com. Should you wish to make a donation the family suggests the Air Force Aid Society or St. Judes Children's Hospital
John W Huneycutt - APRIL 30, 1949 – JULY 19, 2021
John W Huneycutt - APRIL 30, 1949 – JULY 19, 2021 John W Huneycutt, age 72, of Port St Lucie, Florida passed away on Monday, July 19, 2021. John was born April 30, 1949 in Saint Albens.
Edward C. Valery - December 30, 1931 - July 18, 2021
Edward C. Valery - December 30, 1931 - July 18, 2021 Edward C Valery, 89, of Stuart, FL, passed away on Sunday, July 18th, 2021, at home with his loving family by his side.
He was born in Worcester, MA in 1931 to the late Dora Duprez and George Valery, he was one of 8 siblings. He proudly served in the US Navy during the Korean war. He attended Worcester Polytechnical College and the University of Houston and was employed by Pratt and Whitney Aircraft for over 40 years in metallurgy. Ed Loved jazz music and sports. He had a strong mechanical aptitude and believed that education was a lifelong process.
He was an active member of the Catholic church and Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife Margaret of 64 years, sister Doris Primmer, sons John and Chris and their wives Linda and Anita and family.
Linda Marie Stephens - MAY 15, 1959 – JULY 18, 2021
Linda Marie Stephens - MAY 15, 1959 – JULY 18, 2021 Linda Marie Stephens, age 62, of Hobe Sound, Florida passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2021. Linda was born May 15, 1959.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.youngandprill.com for the Stephens family.
Mary B. Madebach - October 25, 1952 - July 17, 2021
Mary B. Madebach - October 25, 1952 - July 17, 2021 Mary Madebach, 68, of Palm City, FL, formerly of Point Pleasant, NJ, passed away on July 17th, 2021 surrounded by her family at Palm City Nursing & Rehab Center after losing her battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Mary held many jobs from banking for Manasquan Savings and Loan for 19 years in Point Pleasant, and after moving to Florida in 1998 worked for First Union Bank. She then quit banking and worked as a receptionist for a lawyer’s office and a doctor’s office until retiring in 2018.
Mary loved to travel including many trips to Disney World and the Bahamas, but her favorite pastime was shopping till she dropped.
Mary was born in Neptune, NJ on October 25, 1952, daughter of the late Marie Spizzuco and is survived by her father, Samuel S. Spizzuco, Jr. Mary married Dennis P. Madebach on April 9, 1972 and is survived by her beloved husband, Dennis, and brothers, Samuel S. Spizzuco, III (Elsie), and Michael A. Spizzuco (Daphne). She leaves behind many other nieces, nephews, cousins, and great family friends.
A funeral service with be held on Thursday, July 22, 2021 starting at 11:00a.m. at Forest Hills Chapel, 2001 SW Murphy Rd., Palm City, FL 34990.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Alz.org in her honor.
Sarah Teresa Ronan Hagen - JANUARY 24, 1928 – JULY 17, 2021
Sarah Teresa Ronan Hagen - JANUARY 24, 1928 – JULY 17, 2021 With heart felt sadness we announce the passing of Sarah “Sadie” Ronan Hagen, 93, on July 17, 2021. Sadie passed away at her home in Port Saint Lucie with family.
She was preceded in death by her beloved first husband, Thomas Ronan, and her cherished second husband, Lawrence Hagen. Sadie often spoke about how lucky she was to have married two such wonderful men. Her sister, Maureen, and brother, Gerald, also predeceased her.
Sadie was born in 1928 in County Sligo, Ireland and moved to New York as a young woman. She loved to dance and won several waltz competitions at County sponsored dances. She was a pioneer for immigrant women having worked her way up the ranks to a management position at the CBS, Inc headquarters in New York City. She had a 30+ year career with CBS and was an indispensable member of the CBS on-site team in charge of switchboard communications for national presidential election coverage. Sadie moved to Port Saint Lucie, Florida in 1989 and felt fortunate to live close by her sister. They were often together, and many had difficulty telling them apart. She had a strong faith and was an active member of Port Saint Lucie Catholic Church. In 2020, Sadie was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer which metastasized to her liver and bones. This was a shocking diagnosis to all who knew her as she was extremely active and always on the go.
Sadie leaves behind her devoted nieces, nephews and stepchildren and a multitude of loving friends who will deeply miss her. She will forever be in their hearts.
John "Jack" Lenz - JANUARY 12, 1931 – JULY 17, 2021
John "Jack" Lenz - JANUARY 12, 1931 – JULY 17, 2021 John “Jack” Lenz, age 90, died peacefully on July 17, 2021. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Jack served in the army 5th RCT as a radioman during the Korean War, and was a survivor of The Battle of Outpost Harry, a bloody week long battle where allied forces held the post so Seoul Korea could be saved from the communist forces. After the war, Jack returned to Pittsburgh and earned an electrical engineering degree from Pitt. While attending Pitt, Jack met the love of his life, Elizabeth “Betsy” Lenz, a nursing student. In 1961, they were married. Their 60th wedding anniversary would have been this September. Upon graduation they moved to St. Petersburg, Florida where Jack worked for ECI in communication technology and helped install a communication network in south Florida during the time of “Bay of Pigs Invasion.” They relocated to Stuart in 1973, and he worked at the St. Lucie Nuclear Plant for FPL for over 25 years. Retiring from FPL, Jack contracted with Raytheon and later TVA. They moved to Spring City, Tennessee enjoying country living for over 25 years before returning to Stuart 3 years ago to be near family. Jack enjoyed attending military reunions, family gatherings and the Tennessee outdoors; especially taking his grandchildren for rides on his ATV. He is survived by his loving wife, Betsy, 3 children: son - John Lenz of Freeport, FL, (wife, Beckie), son – Ed Lenz of Cudjoe Key, FL, daughter - Carolyn Livings of Palm City, FL, (husband, Matt), and 6 grandchildren, Angeline Tomasevic, Sarah Livings, Jake Lenz, Leanna Livings, Tom Lenz, and Will Lenz. A celebration of life will take place at a later date following burial at Arlington National Cemetery.
Norma Elvina Grant - April 21, 1934 - July 15, 2021
Norma Elvina Grant - April 21, 1934 - July 15, 2021 Norma Elvina Grant was called home on July 15, 2021 at the age of 87.
Norma was born in Parlatuvier, Tobago and is predeceased by her parents Christopher and Sedeca Noray, husband Arthur Grant and her brother Ewart Noray.
Norma is lovingly remembered by her loving children Valarie Grant- St. Bernard, Gregory Grant and Allison McGraw. Son-in law Juan St. Bernard of Port St Lucie. 3 grandchildren David McGraw (Brooke Colarusso), Shaun McGraw (Kristi Scoleri) and Allyson McGraw Thomas (Robert Thomas jr.), great-grandchildren Shakeriah, Jaida, Hannah, Naomi, Malik, Chelsi, Crystal, Jeremiah and Robert III. 3 great-great-grandchildren Iyanna, Camilla and Camryn. Sisters: Cynthia Mc Donald, Vere Joseph of Trinidad & Tobago and Quita Barton of Atlanta, Georgia. Brother Gurney Noray of Middle River, Maryland and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins.
Norma was an active member of the Treasure Coast Church of God where she headed up the Hospitality Ministry and was an active participant in the Women’s Ministry.
Upon retirement, Norma became a volunteer with the Foster Grandparent Program and was assigned to assist the teachers at Windmill Point Elementary School in Port St. Lucie.
The Celebration of Life will be held at Treasure Coast Church of God 4050 SW Savona Blvd Port St Lucie, FL 34953, on Saturday July 31st 2021. Viewing from 10:00am -10:45am, service at 11:00am, Bishop Ray Franklin officiating. Interment to immediately follow at Forest Hills Memorial Park 2001 SW Murphy Road Palm City, FL 34990.
Frederick Howard Radebach - January 30, 1940 - July 15, 2021
Frederick Howard Radebach - January 30, 1940 - July 15, 2021 Frederick Howard Radebach, 81, of Sebastian (formerly of Palm City) passed away July 11, 2021 at home surrounded by family.
He was born in Wyandotte Michigan on January 30, 1940. Son of the late Fred O Radebach and Ethel Racho Radebach. He married Barbara Rowe on July 14, 1962 and is survived by his wife and son David Radebach (wife Michelle). He is also survived by a granddaughter, Kaelyn Radebach, and grandson, Zachary Radebach. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son Frederick Allen Radebach, and sister Delores Schommer of Jensen Beach.
He served in the Army’s First Calvary Military Police from 1962-1965. A memorial service and reception is being held Saturday July 24th at 1 pm at the VFW Post 10066 located at 1805 NE Savannah Road Jensen Beach FL 34957. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to “Operation 300” PO Box 3, Port Salerno, FL 34992.
Frederick C Witsell Jr. - March 22,1934 - JULY 15, 2021
Frederick C Witsell Jr. - March 22,1934 - JULY 15, 2021 Frederick Chaplin Witsell, Jr (John), of Hobe Sound, FL and Glen Cove, NY. John passed away peacefully at his beloved Florida home on July 15, 2021, surrounded by his family after a long illness. He was 87 years old and spent much of his time talking and visiting with the many people close to him right up to the end of his life.
John was born on March 22,1934 in Orange, NJ to Frederick C. Witsell and Elizabeth Moehring Witsell. He was the loving husband of Daphne Towne Witsell,.deceased on June 10, 2008, for over 52 years, and the beloved father of Deborah Witsell Vivian, South Hamilton, MA, and Frederick C. Witsell, lll, Pawling, N.Y. John was also the proud grandfather of: Haley Dolan Witsell, Katharine Towne Witsell, Donald Witsell Vivian, and John Chaplin Vivian. His sister, Elizabeth Witsell Eaton, predeceased him in 2003. John attended Collegiate School in New York City, and graduated from St. Paul's School in Concord, NH in 1952. He earned a BA in Economics at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA in 1956. After graduation he entered the US Army and served honorably for two years in the Nike missile service, retiring as a 1st lieutenant. John started his professional career at a subsidiary of Bristol-Myers and soon joined JP Morgan as a trainee in 1959. He enjoyed a long and successful career at Morgan, before retiri
ng as a Managing Director in 1993 to become a director and Vice Chairman of JP Morgan FSB in Palm Beach, FL. He held that position until the firm merged with Chase in 2000. Outside of work, John was a trusted advisor to various institutions, including: Trustee of Saint Paul's School, and President of the SPS Alumni Association; Trustee of the Village of Lattingtown; Trustee and Treasurer of Green Vale School, and; served as Governor and Treasurer of Piping Rock Club. In business John was a long term of Director of Penn Virginia Corporation, and a Director of Mercom Corporation.
On moving to Florida he served on the Vestry and Outreach committee of Christ Memorial Chapel, Jupiter Island FL; a Board member of Treasure Coast Hospice, Stuart, FL; and President and Life board member of The Boys and Girls Clubs of Martin County, Hobe Sound, FL. John loved being with close friends and family. He was an enthusiastic golfer and bridge partner, and he was shrewd manager of his personal assets. He enjoyed the community and friendships he developed at many different club organizations and at various times was a member of: Piping Rock, Meadow Brook, Pine Valley, Bald Peak Colony, Ekwanok, Loblolly, Seminole and The Everglades. Services will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to: The Boys and Girls Clubs of Martin County, 11500 SE Lares Ave, Hobe Sound, FL 33475, or Treasure Cost Hospice,1201 SE Indian St, Stuart, FL 34997.
Elba Mercedes Reyes Velez - April 09, 1935 - July 12, 2021
Elba Mercedes Reyes Velez - April 09, 1935 - July 12, 2021 Elba Mercedes Reyes Velez fell asleep in death on July 12th, 2021 in her home with her children by her side. Elba was born into a large loving family on April 9th, 1935 in the small town of Florida, Puerto Rico.
Elba moved to New York at an early age where she later met and married her beloved husband, Ramon Velez. Eventually they moved to Waterbury, Connecticut to continue raising their family. Elba worked as a seamstress in the garment industry for over 30 years before retiring and moving to Florida.
She took an interest in spiritual matters, early in life, wondering about the purpose of life. Her curiosity and questions were answered when she began studying the Bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses in the 1950’s. After, finally learning what the Bible teaches, Mom became a Bible teacher herself conducting countless bible studies and enjoying that privilege up until her later years in life.
Elba enjoyed traveling, cooking, visiting and helping her family and friends in any way she could. She was a kind, loving and exceptional woman with fine qualities that were refined by her bible knowledge.
She will be greatly missed by those who loved and knew her. A private graveside service for the family will be held on July 31st, 2021 at 3:00 pm at Forrest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City Florida.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to all those who supported mom and us during this difficult time.
Margaret Woolard-McCarthy - June 06, 1930 - July 12, 2021
Margaret Woolard-McCarthy - June 06, 1930 - July 12, 2021 Obituary will be posted later upon family approval. In the meantime, feel free to write condolences on our website.
Bailey Magruder - October 20, 1932 - July 11, 2021
Bailey Magruder - October 20, 1932 - July 11, 2021 Bailey Magruder, 88, of Jensen Beach, Florida, passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 11, 2021, at Cleveland Clinic’s Martin Memorial North Hospital in Stuart, Florida.
Born in Bradenton, Florida, he had been a resident of Jensen Beach for five years, having also lived for many years in the Chicago area, the Florida Keys and aboard his beloved “Red Dragon”, a 39-foot trimaran sailboat which he built over a six-year period.
Prior to retiring, he taught economics at Thornton Community College (now South Suburban College) in South Holland, Illinois.
Educated at Murray State University in Kentucky and Northern Illinois University, Bailey also received a Masters Degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife Jane, his son John and daughter-in-law Jacki and their children Samantha and Bailey; his daughter Susan Murphy and her children Mitch, Mike and Michelle Nagy and Michelle’s husband Jake and their child IslaBelle – Bailey’s only great-granddaughter.
An avid fisherman, craftsman and lover of life, Bailey will be missed by many.
For those who wish, contributions may be made to one of his two favorite charities: Wounded Warriors or Shriners’ Hospital for Children.
A celebration of Bailey’s life will take place on what would have been his 89th birthday: Wednesday, October 20. Please contact his wife Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Lawrence Jackson - NOVEMBER 21, 1957 – JULY 11, 2021
Lawrence Jackson - NOVEMBER 21, 1957 – JULY 11, 2021 Lawrence Jackson, age 63, of Stuart, Florida passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2021. Lawrence was born November 21, 1957.
Acelebration of life gathering for lawrence jackson for Lawrence will be held Saturday, July 24, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Aycock Funeral Home Young & Prill Chapel, 6801 SE FEDERAL HWY, STUART, FL 34997, followed by a memorial service for lawrence jackson from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.youngandprill.com for the Jackson family.
Harvey Engel - SEPTEMBER 26, 1929 – JULY 11, 2021
Harvey Engel - SEPTEMBER 26, 1929 – JULY 11, 2021 Sargent Harvey Engel, age 91, of Port St Lucie, passed away July 11, 2021, peacefully in his home from natural causes.
He was born in September 1929 in Brooklyn, New York. He joined the Marines in 1945 and served in both World War II and Korean War. He earned his bachelors from University of New Mexico and his Masters from Yale. He was married to his wife, Harriett Engel, for more than 55 years. Harvey was actively involved with his golf league and regularly volunteered to do the scheduling and score keeping.
He loved traveling, golf and was an avid reader.
He is survived by daughters Michelle Patrice Engel and Teryl Ann McDonald. Grandchildren Melissa Pamella Jegers, Daniel Matthew McDonald, Christoper William McDonald, Brendan Michael McDonald and Kaitlyn Marissa McDonald.
Memorial services will be held at St. James Golf Club Homeowner's Association on July 15, 2021 at 6pm. A zoom call has been set up for those who can not attend in person, for zoom link https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7969664927?pwd=b0xCUUhGdDA1ZFRpL2NzUXkwL2twUT09
Meeting ID: 796 966 4927 Passcode: k13wVb or email email@example.com.
Ernest Christopher Kruse - MAY 10, 1966 – JULY 8, 2021
Ernest Christopher Kruse - MAY 10, 1966 – JULY 8, 2021 Ernie Kruse, a life-long beloved resident of St. Lucie County, FL, peacefully passed at the age of 55 on Thursday July 8, 2021, after a fearless battle with laryngeal cancer.
Ernie is survived by his children Spencer, Brianna (Devin), Hunter, and Morgan; their mother Cindy; his brothers, Chris (Deena) and David (Amy); nieces and nephews David II, Madison, and Kaitlyn; dog Daisy Mae; and beloved motorcycle Clarabelle. He is predeceased by his parents, Ernie and Laverne.
Ernie was born in Bayshore, Long Island on May 10, 1966. He graduated from Fort Pierce Central High School and proudly served in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Jason from 1985-1988. Ernie was known to childhood and adulthood friends alike as the “life of the party”, always making everyone laugh until they cried! He humbly received an Award of Excellence from White City Elementary School for a heroic lifesaving act, as well as a Certificate of Achievement in recognition of always putting SuePop second. After serving in the military, he started a beautiful family with then-wife Cindy and founded and owned Color Craft Paint for 20 years until he started his career at the St. Lucie County School Board. He was a Scout Master of Cub Scouts Troop 449, a SCUBA dive master, and had many passions. He loved to scroll-saw beautiful works of art to gift to family, friends, and charity. He also loved to fish, cook, ride his motorcycle, but loved spending time with his kids most of all. He will be incredibly missed by family, friends, and coworkers.
His celebration of life is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on July 17, 2021 at the Aycock Funeral Home on Floresta Drive, with a reception to be held afterwards on 885 Sandia Avenue.
The family wants to especially thank Ernie’s childhood friends Sue Biles as well as Mike and Al Coffey for the endless love and help they provided in his last couple of months.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice.
Brianna (Devin), Daughter
Cindy, Children's Mother
Chris (Deena), Brother
David (Amy), Brother
David II, Nephew
Daisy Mae, Beloved Dog
Clarabelle, Beloved Motorcycle
Ernie, Father (deceased)
Laverne, Mother (deceased)
Jackie "Randy" Wood - DECEMBER 20, 1949 – JULY 8, 2021
Jackie "Randy" Wood - DECEMBER 20, 1949 – JULY 8, 2021 Jackie "Randy" Wood was born on December 20, 1949 and passed away on July 8, 2021.
Randy was a wonderful husband, father and grandpa. He was a generous friend and neighbor, using his time, talents, tools, and truck to always lend a hand. Randy had a humble nature that built trust and respect from almost everyone he encountered.
Randy enjoyed spending his time spoiling the dog, watching old westerns and the occasional fishing trip. He enjoyed traveling to the Grand Canyon (where he could imagine Indians descending from the mountains) and fishing in the trout streams of Georgia, but was always ready to return home.
He is survived by his wife Margaret “MIMI” Wild, brother Donald (Joann) Wood, sister Debbie (Rusty) Burch, daughters Pamela Burke and Rachel MacBlane and multiple grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Donations in Randy’s memory can be made to Molly’s House.
Lillian Theresa Diebold - November 3, 1934 - July 8, 2021
Lillian Theresa Diebold - November 3, 1934 - July 8, 2021 Lillian Theresa Diebold was born on November 3, 1934; age 86, passed away under hospice care at Sandhill Cove in Palm City, FL. She was born in Erie, Pennsylvania and was the daughter of Curtis and Laura Baker. She graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy in Buffalo, NY and was a long distance operator for AT&T.
Following her marriage in 1955, she and her husband Donald lived in Tonawanda, NY; Katonah, NY, and Geneva Switzerland before coming to Palm City, FL in 1991. She was an Avid Alpine Skier and an accomplished artist. She was Hostital Eucharistic Minister for Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Palm City for many years and a member of the local YMCA newcomers Club. She was very active in the Sandhill Cove retirement community.
Survivors include her husband, Donald, of 66 years; 3 sons: John of Dallas, TX; Robert of Mahopac, NY; Thomas of Brewster, NY; brother Jerome Baker of Boynton Beach, FL; sister, Kathleen Brandwine of Santa Cruz, CA,; and 8 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and son James.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on Friday, July 16th, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Palm City, followed by interment in Forest Hills Memorial Park.
Karen Marie Green - MAY 19, 1952 – JULY 8, 2021
Karen Marie Green - MAY 19, 1952 – JULY 8, 2021 Karen Marie Talerico Green was born May 19, 1952 in Carbondale, Pennsylvania to parents Samuel and Jean Talerico. Karen lived with her parents and 3 younger sisters Debora, Joyce, and Nancy in Levittown PA.
Karen graduated Pennsbury High School in Fairless Hills Pennsylvania, married Michael Green, who was her high school sweetheart and moved to Ft Pierce to start a family.
Karen and Michael were happily married for 50 years in which time they raised 2 sons, Scott and Brian, and made a life they treasured full of family and friends. Karen’s family all eventually followed them to Florida.
Karen loved the beach, lunching with the girls, and most of all time spent with family especially children, nephews, niece, and later grandchildren.
Karen passed away surrounded by her family July 8, 2021 at Kindred Hospital in Melbourne Florida A Celebration of Life is being held on Saturday July 10 @1pm at Ft Pierce Old City Hall 100 N US-1 Ft Pierce, FL 34951
Donations in lieu of flowers to help with medical expenses can be directed to her GoFundMe https://gofund.me/
Lee Frederick RAMSEY - JULY 9, 1988 – JULY 7, 2021
Lee Frederick RAMSEY - JULY 9, 1988 – JULY 7, 2021 Lee Frederick Ramsey passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
Lee will be missed everyday by his parents Jim and Nancy, sisters Rosemary Rincon and Sarah Egan, two brother in laws Eduardo Rincon and Chris Egan as well as three nieces Ana Maria, Kathryn and Harper. His loving aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many great friends will always remember Lee for his strong fight and kind spirit.
Lee graduated from Lincoln Park Academy in 2006.
Lee enjoyed boating, spending time at the beach, family, and the Miami Dolphins. Most recently Lee became a fan of the Florida Gators because of the loving care he received at UF Health Shands Hospital.
A celebration of Lee’s life will be held on the beach at sunrise.
Jacqueline Ann Trippe - NOVEMBER 14, 1971 – JULY 6, 2021
Jacqueline Ann Trippe - NOVEMBER 14, 1971 – JULY 6, 2021 Jacqueline Ann Trippe was born on November 14, 1971 and passed away on July 6, 2021 and is under the care of Aycock Funeral Home.
Debra Lou Kwiat - MARCH 18, 1956 – JULY 6, 2021
Debra Lou Kwiat - MARCH 18, 1956 – JULY 6, 2021 Debra Lou Kwiat (Walmsley), 65, of Jensen Beach, FL, passed away on July 6, 2021. She is survived by her husband, Michael Kwiat; son, Thomas Kwiat; and daughter, Jennifer (Kyle) Semenyna. She was proceeded in death by parents, Charles and Onlie Walmsley.
Debra was born in Rockford, IL on March 18, 1956. She graduated from Gilford High School in 1974. Debra was a diehard Chicago Bears fan and enjoyed spending her winters on their boat with her husband in Islamorada, FL. She never met a stranger and was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Jensen Beach, FL.
Debra’s family would like to invite everyone to a Celebration of Life Open House on July 25, 2021 between the hours of 12:00pm-3:00pm at Lynnie Ques in Lansing, IL.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Treasure Coast Hospice or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCAN). The family of Debra Kwiat would like to thank Treasure Coast Hospice for all of the support and care provided.
Aaron A. DeSale - July 27, 1927 - July 05, 2021
Aaron A. DeSale - July 27, 1927 - July 05, 2021 A tribute to one of the Great Generation...
Aaron A. DeSale passed away in his sleep today July 5,2021 just 22 days before his 100 birthdays. He was part of that generation that lived during this country's great depression and World War II. In those 99 plus years, he saw changes both good and bad take place and lived thru them all. Arron was a son, a brother and Husband to his wife Lillian for over 50 years. He served his country in the US Navy during the great war and later became a father to his daughter Barbara and son Jimmy. As life progressed Aaron became a grandfather to five grandchildren and one great daughter. Like many of that generation his life was greatly affected by the hardships of the 1930s. As a blue color guy with limited opportunities, he often worked 2 or 3 jobs to make ends meet. By doing he accomplished more than most in his lifetime always striving to fulfill his dreams. He was competitive, frugal and at the same time always available to help his family. He enjoyed his accomplishments and had sorrow when he lost his wife to cancer and later his son to the same disease. He endured these loses with quiet grace. He was a man at times with a gruff exterior, but it hid a man who loved in his own way.
When we lose someone like Aaron, we lose a part of a distant culture that strived to make it and sacrificed to provide a better life for himself and his family. That part of our culture is fading by the day.
So, we have lost Aaron to eternity. From dust to dust. What is left are our memories of our relationship
to the one who we lost. The grief is sometimes great but with Gods Grace we move on. never to forget the good examples we have learned from those who have gone before us.
Sarah B. Armellini - August 04, 1923 - July 04, 2021
Sarah B. Armellini - August 04, 1923 - July 04, 2021 Sarah B. Armellini, 97, of Palm City, Florida, formerly of Vineland, New Jersey, passed away on July 4, 2021 with her loving family by her side. Born in Vineland, New Jersey, on August 4, 1923. She was the daughter of William and Rachel (Scarpa) Dauito. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Jules (Toots) Armellini on August 15, 2013.
Sarah was the matriarch of the family and dedicated her life making a warm and welcoming home for her family. As a devoted Mother of five children, Richard Armellini (Raynel), Judith Dusharm (Sterling), William Armellini (Gabriele), Stephen Armellini (Kristine), and David Armellini (Patricia). Sarah had thirteen grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Sarah was an avid cook, artist, seamstress and collector of hat pins, and in January 2019 she wrote and published "The Armellini Journey”, the history of the family. Holidays were filled with traditions that Sarah passed along the way, most famous were her homemade ravioli and for dessert, an Italian tradition of homemade pizzelles, biscotti cookies and torta.
Sarah was a 1940 graduate of Vineland High School in New Jersey and a 1945 graduate of St. Mary’s School for Nursing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she earned a Registered Nursing Degree. Hometown sweethearts of Vineland New Jersey, Sarah and Jules were married on February 4, 1945. Soon afterwards, Jules and Sarah formed what has become Armellini Express Lines that was started in 1945 in Vineland, New Jersey. The company has grown to become the largest floral trucking distributor in the United States. In 1978, they moved their family to Stuart, Florida where they became acquainted with many of the local Stuart, Florida flower growers and opened their corporate headquarters where it is still in operation today in Palm City. Their company has been instrumental in the development of importing, transportation and distribution of fresh cut flowers throughout the United States from their Miami base facility with floral imports coming from South America.
Visitation will be on Monday, July 12. 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Forest Hills Funeral Home Palm City Chapel, 2201 SW Murphy Road, Palm City, Florida. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 1454 SW Mapp Road, Palm City, Florida. Interment will follow immediately after in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City. (www.foresthillpalmcityflorida.com)
Alan B. Shattuck - December 11, 1935 - July 04, 2021
Alan B. Shattuck - December 11, 1935 - July 04, 2021 Alan B Shattuck, 85, of Hobe Sound, Florida passed away on July 4, 2021 in Treasure Coast Hospice, Stuart FL.
Born in Cortland, N Y he had been a resident of Hobe Sound for the past 17 years.
Prior to retiring he was an Engineering test technician for Pratt & Whitney in Jupiter FL for 33 years.
Alan served honorably in the US Army for 2 years.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Patsy (Morgan) Shattuck: His daughters Susan S Shelton and Katheryn S Napoli both of Hobe Sound FL: and his 3 grandchildren Joseph A Napoli III, PHD of Palo Alto CA, Michael L Napoli of Palm City FL, Morgan E Shelton of Tampa FL. He was preceded in death by his brother Robert Shattuck, and parents Walter Shattuck and Susan (Weimer) Shattuck.
In lieu of flowers we wish charitable contributions to be made to 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
Mayme J. Nelson - MARCH 19, 1932 – JULY 4, 2021
Mayme J. Nelson - MARCH 19, 1932 – JULY 4, 2021 Mayme J. Nelson was born in Cuthbert Georgia on March 19, 1932 to Eugene and Eddielene Johnson.
The family migrated to New York City where she attended public schools. After graduation from public schools she attended and graduated from Monroe Business College with a degree in Commercial Administration.
She was courted by and later married Willie A. Nelson on September 24, 1955. They were longtime attendees and were baptized together at Trinity Baptist Church, Bronx, NY and they maintained a strong Christian marriage for the past 65 years. From this union three children were born Craig (pre-deceased in death) Valerie and Dawn.
Mayme worked with the Baptist Educational Center, New York Girl Scouts Organization Administration and concluded her work activities and retired after 16 years from The Institute of International Education as an Educational Administrator.
After retirement the Nelsons relocated to Port St. Lucie Florida from the Bronx New York.
She was a founding member of Just Friends Social Club, Board member for Healthy Start Coalition of St. Lucie County Inc., Loving volunteer mentor at Bayshore Elementary School, a long term member of T.O.P.S. and an active member in many church and community organizations.
Mayme and Deacon Nelson attend 1st United Methodist Church where they are active members.
Mayme has been the friend mentor and teacher to many as well as the family historian and pillar.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband Willie A. Nelson, Valerie Nelson (Bronx, New York), Dawn Ballard (Port St. Lucie, Florida), One grand son Charles Ballard (Port St. Lucie, Florida), Sister Susie Johnson (Bronx New, York), Brother Edward Johnson (Cuthbert, Georgia), Sister Juanita Aikens-English–Frank (Guilderland, New York) and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
On July 4th the skies celebrated as she entered into her heavenly home . You will be missed !!!
Timothy E. Bryan - March 16, 1944 - July 03, 2021
Timothy E. Bryan - March 16, 1944 - July 03, 2021 Timothy E. Bryan, 77, passed away peacefully in his Palm City, FL home, surrounded by his loving family on July 3, 2021. He was born in Westbrook, ME on March 16th, 1944. He was the son of William W. and (Mary) Jane Bryan.
He graduated from Westbrook High School, and then went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine at Orono. Following college, Tim served in the U.S. Army as a 1st Lieutenant in the 101st Airborne Division as a canine handler and instructor. He did one tour in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star in recognition of his exemplary service. He was a true patriot who took great pride in serving his country.
In addition to being a Patriot, he was also a great teacher and a born leader. During his adult life and career, Tim was always educating others; whether it was in a classroom of 5th grade students, or on an international stage in front of thousands of fellow entrepreneurs and business owners, teaching and encouraging them to chase their dreams. Tim was driven to help others achieve. While people would consider his life marked by financial success and the respect and admiration of so many, he would say that the greatest success and joy in his life was his family, and in knowing that all his children and their spouses have a saving faith in Jesus Christ.
Tim was a man of strength, wisdom and character whose legacy will continue for multiple generations through the many invaluable lessons that he taught to his family and to the thousands of people that he coached and mentored during his lifetime.
Tim is pre-deceased by his father, William W. Bryan; mother, Jane Bryan; brother, James Bryan and granddaughter Cassidy Lynn Phoebus.
He is survived by his three children; son, Dean David Bryan and wife Brenda Ann Bryan; daughter, Denise Bryan Spugnardi and husband R. Scott Spugnardi; daughter, Kristen Bryan Phoebus and husband J. Bryan Phoebus; brothers, David Bryan and Thomas Bryan; Aunt, Marie Antoinette Knox; sister-in-law, Terry Bryan; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ministry Tim established many years ago and continued to hold dear:
Downeast Christian Ministries, PO Box 1264, Windham, ME 04062
Visitation will be Friday July 16th 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Forest Hills Memorial Park and Chapel, 2001 SW Murphy Rd, Palm City, FL 34990
Celebration of Life will be Saturday July 17th 10:30am followed by refreshments and fellowship at Tropical Farms Baptist Church, 1555 SW Kanner Hwy, Stuart, FL 34997
Interment will be at Forest Hills Cemetery in Palm City at 2:30pm, following the fellowship time.
Eric Ronald Bowen - APRIL 2, 1979 – JULY 3, 2021
Eric Ronald Bowen - APRIL 2, 1979 – JULY 3, 2021 Eric Ronald Bowen was born on April 2, 1979 and passed away on July 3, 2021 and is under the care of Aycock Funeral Home.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on July 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Aycock Funeral Home, 1504 Southeast Floresta Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL.
Lawrence P Beakley - JUNE 9, 1937 – JULY 2, 2021
Lawrence P Beakley - JUNE 9, 1937 – JULY 2, 2021 Lawrence P. Beakley, 84, passed away peacefully at home with his best friend/Caretaker/Son, Tom by his side on Friday, July 2nd, 2021. Larry was born in Millville, NJ and resided in Stuart Florida since 1965. Before retirement he worked at Whiticar Boat Works as a Finish Carpenter for 28 years. For the last 23 years he has been the Owner and Operator of The Hooker Towing Company. Anyone who knew Larry, knew that he had gasoline in his blood. His favorite past time included drag racing, as well as building and restoring race cars alongside his son.
Larry is survived by his Son, Tom Beakley of Stuart; Daughter, Laura Allen (Rick) of Stuart; Sister, M. Paula Caine (Bob) of Millville, NJ. Three Grandchildren: Justin Allen, Keith Allen and Lacey Agrusa. Nephew, Paul Caine of Millville, NJ; Niece, Jennifer Caine-Angel Of Millville, NJ; Four Great Grandchildren, and 1 Great Niece and Nephew. He was preceded in death by his Wife of 28 years, Gloria Beakley (Nee Estell); his Father, Paul Beakley; Mother, Madeline Beakley and two brothers, Thomas and Jon Beakley.
Services will be held on Thursday, July 8th at 11:00am @ Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart. Followed by a short graveside service at Fernhill Memorial Gardens, Stuart.
Flora Marie Weaver - JULY 19, 1925 – JULY 1, 2021
Flora Marie Weaver - JULY 19, 1925 – JULY 1, 2021 Flora Marie (Lertola) Weaver, age 95, went to be with our Lord on July 1st, 2021. She was born July 19th, 1925 in Rutland, VT and was the youngest of 13 children. She is the daughter of the late Adolphus and Elettra Lertola of Detroit, MI. She was also preceded in death by her great grandson, Nicholas Charles Peters of Tallahassee, FL.
She is survived by her three daughters; Charlene (George) LeBlanc of Stuart, FL, Sandra (Donald) Stump and Toni (Mark) Geiger of Port St. Lucie, FL. She has 13 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, & 14 great-great grandchildren. She will be missed by many.
The family will receive friends, Sunday July 11th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Aycock at Tradition, 12571 Tradition Parkway, Port St. Lucie, FL with burial to follow at Fernhill Memorial Gardens, 1501 S Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Treasure Coast Hospice of Stuart, FL. www.treasurehealth.org
Russell Edward Geier Jr. APRIL 28, 1942 – JULY 1, 2021
Russell Edward Geier Jr. APRIL 28, 1942 – JULY 1, 2021 Russell Edward Geier was born on April 28, 1942 and passed away on July 1, 2021 and is under the care of Aycock at Tradition.
Jean "Paul" Medor - DECEMBER 23, 1930 – JULY 1, 2021
Jean "Paul" Medor - DECEMBER 23, 1930 – JULY 1, 2021 Jean "Paul" Medor was born on December 23, 1930 in Grand Bois, Nord-Est and passed away on July 1, 2021 in Port St. Lucie, Florida and is under the care of Aycock Funeral Home.
AVisitation for Jean Paul Medor will be held on July 9, 2021 at 5:00 pm at Aycock at Tradition Life Celebration Center, 12571 SW Tradition Parkway, Port St. Lucie, FL. Funeral Mass for Jean Paul Medor will be held on July 10, 2021 at 11:00 am at St Lucie Catholic Church, 280 SW Prima Vista Blvd., Port St Lucie, FL. Place of Rest will be held on July 10, 2021 at Fernhill Memorial Gardens & Mausoleum, 1501 South Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL.
Donations in Jean "Paul" Medor's memory can be made to St. Pierre in Grand-Bois.
Ruth Ann Poarch - NOVEMBER 1, 1947 – JULY 1, 2021
Ruth Ann Poarch - NOVEMBER 1, 1947 – JULY 1, 2021 Ruth Ann Poarch was born on November 1, 1947 and passed away on July 1, 2021 and is under the care of Aycock Funeral Home.
Mary Sue Grondin - JANUARY 7, 1929 – JUNE 28, 2021
Mary Sue Grondin - JANUARY 7, 1929 – JUNE 28, 2021 Mary Sue Grondin was born on January 7, 1929 in Minneapolis, MN and passed away on June 28, 2021 and is under the care of Aycock Funeral Home Young & Prill Chapel.
Visitation for Mary Sue Grondin will be held on July 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm at Aycock Funeral Home Young & Prill Chapel, 6801 SE FEDERAL HWY, STUART, FL. A Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Sue Grondin will be held on July 3, 2021 at 11:00 am at St Andrew Catholic Church, 2100 SE Cove Rd, Stuart, FL. Graveside Services for Mary Sue Grondin will be held on July 3, 2021 at 12:45 pm at Fernhill Memorial Gardens & Mausoleum, 1501 South Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL.
Donations in Mary Sue Grondin's memory can be made to Special Olympics Florida.
Elizabeth Margaret Strona - AUGUST 11, 1929 – JUNE 27, 2021
Elizabeth Margaret Strona - AUGUST 11, 1929 – JUNE 27, 2021 Elizabeth “Betty” M. (O’Reilly) Strona, age 91 of Hobe Sound, FL passed away on June 27, 2021. Born August 11, 1929, in the Bronx, New York to John A. O’Reilly and Elizabeth (Browne) O’Reilly. After leaving New York with her family, she resided in Palm Beach County for 54 years, 52 of which were in North Palm Beach. She moved to Martin County in 2012.
Betty was employed by Southern Bell and AT&T for over 46 years, a life member of the Communication Workers of America (CWA) and the Telephone Pioneers. Betty was a lifelong Roman Catholic. She was a founding member of St. Clare Catholic Church in North Palm Beach and is a current member of St. Christopher Catholic Church in Hobe Sound. She was extraordinarily dedicated to her family.
She is survived by her cherished children, Susan Salmen of Charlotte, NC; Stephen Strona (Nancy) of Hobe Sound, FL; and Michelle Villwock (Tyson) of Hobe Sound, FL; her seven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 67 years, Joseph Strona Sr.; her cherished son, Joseph Strona Jr.; her daughter in law Beverly (Fabben) Strona; her son in law Arthur M. Salmen; and her only and dear sister Patricia (O’Reilly) Healy and Patricia’s husband Jacob Healy.
A funeral Mass will be held at St. Christopher Catholic Church in Hobe Sound on August 1, 2021 at 12:00 noon, and will be laid to rest at Royal Palm Memorial Gardens, West Palm Beach on August 1, 2021 at 1:30 pm.
She is survived by her cherished children, Susan Salmen of Charlotte, NC; Stephen Strona (Nancy) of Hobe Sound, FL; and Michelle Villwock (Tyson) of Hobe Sound, FL; her seven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
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.