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Robert H. Cook Jr. - December 7, 1925 - September 26, 2022

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Robert H. Cook Jr. - December 7, 1925 - September 26, 2022 On September 26, 2022, Robert Hunt Cook moved on to his heavenly home, where Jesus Christ had gone to prepare a place for him. Saved by the shed blood of Christ, his Savior and Lord, for eternity with him, now Bob is experiencing no more pain. Hallelujah, praise God.

We celebrate Bob’s life with his family and friends. Bob is survived by this wife of 50 years, Nancy Conklin Cook; his 4 children, MaryJo, Katie, Bobby, Ann and their spouses; his grandchildren, Frank, Jessa, Bret and Kaleigh; his great grandchildren, Emily, Eleanor, Jonathan, Jordan, Cameron, Brooke and Bret Jr.; and his stepdaughter, Leslie Sorensen and granddaughter Samantha Furlong. He is predeceased by his first wife, Maryann, grandson Frank Jr. (Chase), and sister Marylou, all of whom he loved very much.

Bob, was born December 7th, 1925. His circumstances in life led him to join the US Marine Corp at the age of 15. He attributes the man he became to being a Marine, and to his relationship with God. Bob was a survivor of Pearl Harbor and a true example of a man from the Greatest Generation.

Bob went on to combat engagements in Guam, Bougainville, Guadalcanal and survived a bout of malaria overseas. Following the war, Bob attended college on the GI Bill and graduated with honors in chemistry and physics, having never gone to high school.

Upon returning from the war, Bob married the mother of his 4 children and took a job with the L.G. Balfour Company and was honored as one of their best salesmen in the history of the company. After many years, Bob turned his focus and talents towards the citrus industry, specializing in new technologies for irrigation, fertilizer, and new spraying techniques. Bob was “inducted himself” as a member of the Citrus College. The “Old Timers” always met at the truck stop on Saturday mornings. Bob, having never met a stranger, was constantly engaging others with his stories of being a pilot, world class bird hunter and prowess at golf, tennis, and dancing to country music. Bob never missed an opportunity to compliment the ladies on “how pretty they looked.” Bob’s love for “southern culinary arts” meant there was always a place at the table for those who needed some authentic “Soul Food.”

While building his new business, Maga-Bon chemicals, Curtec Sprayer, Smart Silver, (Ionic 100ppm), The Carpet-Bagger Applicator, Leaky Pipe, and Foliar Fertilizer Works, Bob pioneered new methods in high-tech irrigation for sustainable agriculture, before “sustainable” was fashionable. If you eat asparagus from Peru, it was sprayed with a Curtec. Bob introduced these technologies internationally and fostered new practices which helped growers produce a higher quality product, at a lower cost for consumers.

Three mornings a week Bob would meet his pals, with whom he had great friendships, especially the younger people, to swim at Quail Valley. Despite serious back pain, he looked forward to the “girls” arguing over which one of them was his favorite. Bob asked his adoring wife Nancy for a date every Friday evening to go to The Pointe. On Saturday night, throughout their marriage, they would go to Vincent’s, but only after final Jeopardy where he would lovingly remind Nancy he was right again.

Bob, thank you for all your love, your sincere care, and your investment of time with all the lives’ you’ve impacted. Nancy wants the world to know what it has been like to experience the gift of true love from a husband. You leave a tremendous testimony to those you left behind and you will never be forgotten.

A Service will be held at Calvary Chapel, 941 18th Street Vero Beach, FL 32960, Monday October 3, 2022, at 2:00 PM.

A Celebration of Life will be held immediately following the service at Quail Valley River Club.

In lieu of flowers, any contributions can be made to Hospice House or Calvary Chapel of Vero Beach.

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Delmar Russell Hodges - November 15, 1940 - September 24, 2022

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Delmar Russell Hodges - November 15, 1940 - September 24, 2022 Delmar (Russ) Hodges, 81, passed away peacefully in his home on September 24, 2022.

Russ was born in Alexandria, Missouri on November 15 1940. He served in the Army for 3 years. He was active in automobile sales for over 45 years. After retiring, he was a starter for the Village Golf Course for many years.

He enjoyed bass fishing, golfing and gardening. He also loved to sing and play the harmonica. He enjoyed sitting on his patio and watching the birds and squirrels. He loved his many dogs and they all had a special place in his heart.

Russ is survived by his wife, Pat, of 46 years; 1 brother, Gery Hodges of Burlington, Iowa; 4 sisters, Imogene Cormier of Winter Haven, FL, Sandra Shackelford of West Plains, MO, twin sisters, Cinda Dow of Friday Harbor, WA, and Linda Rudicil of Quincy, IL; 2 daughters, Michelle Knight of Mathis, TX, and Lisa Cholick of Harlingen, TX; 1 son, Michael Hodges of Canada; 2 stepsons, Jeff Hoener of Lillington, NC; Todd Hoener of Fayetteville, NC, and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 3 brothers.

A Celebration of Life will be held at his home at a later date for family and close friends.

Donations can be made to the Cancer Society or Big Dog Ranch.

His family wants to thank everyone for being his friend.

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Stephen Claude Werner - June 4, 1947 - September 23, 2022

Werner

Stephen Claude Werner - June 4, 1947 - September 23, 2022 Stephen Claude Werner, 75, of Port St.Lucie, Florida and previously of Laureldale, PA passed away on September 23, 2022.Born in West Reading, PA, he was the son of the late Virginia (Yeich) and Claude Werner. Stephen graduated from Governor Mifflin High School in 1965 and spent over thirtyfive years working for Metropolitan Edison. He started out working at Eyler power plant, moved into management as a system dispatcher, and then worked various utility jobs at the Topton location, before retiring. Stephen enjoyed going on his leaf expeditions with friends, collecting vintage signs, and having picnics with his friends and family.

He was pre-deceased by his first wife Carol (Hausman) Werner, and was remarried to Reina Yolton almost ten years ago. Stephen grew up in Mohnton, PA and later moved to Laureldale, PA, where he raised his two children. Upon his retirement and move to Florida, Steve embraced his time to relax. He enjoyed riding in his golf cart, sitting on the porch, and spending time with family and friends. He was affectionately known as “the Sheriff”, as he was the person people went to when they needed advice. He was an avid fan of westerns and enjoyed watching them daily.

Stephen is survived by his wife Reina, his son Stephen Michael, husband of Kristin, daughter Beth Stoudt, wife of Drew, and step-daughter Michelle Wood, wife of Frank. He has two grandchildren Ryan and Kelly Werner. Stephen is preceded in death by his siblings Marion and Donald.

Funeral arrangements will be held at First United Methodist Church at Hobe Sound on Saturday, October 1 at 1:00 pm. A Celebration of Stephen’s Life with family and friends from Pennsylvania will be held at a later date.

The family would like to thank Vitas Hospice for all of the care and compassion during this difficult time. Stephen will be missed by all.

Dominick Edward BUCHKO - MAY 26, 1951 – SEPTEMBER 18, 2022

Buchko

Dominick Edward BUCHKO - MAY 26, 1951 – SEPTEMBER 18, 2022 Dominick Edward Buchko (Nicky) died suddenly on September 18, 2022, at Shand’s Hospital in Gainesville Florida. His beloved wife of 51 years and his three daughters and grandchildren were with him as he passed peacefully. Nicky was born on May 26th, 1951, in Woodbridge NJ to George and Mary Buchko.

Nicky was a caring and loving husband to his wife Elizabeth of 51 years. Elizabeth and Nicky have known each other since they were 11 years old. Elizabeth and Nicky started dating at 18 and have been together ever since. They welcomed twin daughters Carrie and Nicole born on the 4th of July, and their youngest daughter Kelly who was born on Father’s Day.

Nicky moved to Port St. Lucie Florida in 1987 with his wife and three daughters. Nicky used his talents to support himself and his family, he was hardworking devoted, strong, and smart. Using these traits, he discovered a calling and something he was truly great at: mechanics. Nicky could fix mostly anything, and he especially loved cars. Nicky turned his passion and skills into a business, he owned Campers Connection with his brother Andrew in Ft. Pierce Fl, for many years. Long after his business, Nicky could not help but to use his talents and passion, he still worked just weeks before his death fixing things and helping others. Nicky passsed on his knowledge and expertise to everyone he met, especially his family. Nicky truly loved his job; it was his passion and his calling. Nicky was also a diehard New York Mets fan and would be so happy if the Mets win the world series this year.

His talents helped him in every aspect of his life, he never stopped working, and devoting himself to helping others, especially his family. Nicky was compassionate, charitable, friendly, and above all else funny. His sense of humor and compassion allowed him to befriend everyone he met. Nicky helped so many people in his life; and made a positive impact in his community. Most notably Nicky was a multiple time Grand Knight of the Port St Lucie Knights of Columbus, a catholic organization dedicated to charity and helping those in need. Being a devote Catholic, Nicky was a member of Saint Lucie Catholic Church, and he lived his life with compassion, honesty, love, kindness, and faithfulness.

Being caring and compassionate Nicky always put others ahead of himself, especially his family. To his family he was the biggest jokester, he could not go a day without making someone laugh, even if he did not always feel like laughing himself. Nicky especially loved and doted over his grandchildren and daughters; they were always on his mind. He was his daughters and grand kids’ biggest fan, and they were his. His grandchildren could not get enough of their beloved papa. Nicky always helped in any way he could, from a simple joke to fixing a problem he always knew what to do and say to make the situation better. His compassion extended beyond blood, Nicky was everyone’s Dad or Uncle. Nicky was known for his kindness, love, and humor to his family.

Nicky is survived by his wife of 51 years Elizabeth Buchko of Port St. Lucie, Fl. His daughter Carrie Rayl of Palm Coast Fl. Kelly Wagner and her husband Karl Wagner of Orlando, Fl. His daughter Nicole Curtis and her husband John Cooke of Port St. Lucie, Fl. His 7 grandchildren, Angelica, Brittany, Danny, Brandon, Kiersten, Anthony, and Harlie, He is also survived by his sister Elizabeth Gerhard of Port St Lucie Fl, Helen Spisak of Old Bridge, NJ, Barbara Triantifildes of Port Reading, NJ, and his brother Andrew Buchko of Ft Pierce, Fl. Nicky was preceded in death by his mother Mary Buchko and his father George Buchko, his sister Maryanne Korkowski and brother George Buchko. He has left behind many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, brother in laws, sister in laws, cousins, and friends.

Nicky in his life stood for love, equality, and loyalty. He loved everyone in his family, especially his wife Elizabeth. There are countless words to describe Nicky, but the top five are: Kind, Strong, Handsome, Devoted, and Intelligent. Nicky was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather; and Nicky will be dearly missed by all, thank you for being in our lives. Until we meet again in Heaven Nicky, we all love you and are thankful for you.

A funeral Mass will be held at St. Lucie Catholic Church in the coming weeks. Announcement will be made at later time.

Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end, they simply mean we'll miss you, until we meet again.

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Janice Ann Popek - JUNE 1, 1943 – SEPTEMBER 17, 2022

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Janice Ann Popek - JUNE 1, 1943 – SEPTEMBER 17, 2022 Janice Ann Popek formerly of Concord, CA, age 79, of Stuart, FL passed away peacefully at Hospice House of Stuart on Saturday September 17, 2022.
Janice loved her dachshunds, Schaitze and Felix, Hansel and Gretel and Lilly. She also loved her cats Garfield and Chester. Janice enjoyed making wedding cakes and quilts. She also travelled the world wither her husband Allan, and loved having parties with her family and friends. Janice was a member of the St. Andrew Catholic Church of Stuart, FL, the Orchid Society of Martin County and the Audubon Society of Martin County.

Janice is survived by her beloved husband Allan J. Popek, son Daniel Popek (Selena Turk) of Ocala, FL, daughter Tammy Papp (Richard) of Port St. Lucie, FL, sisters Patricia Deslippe (Donald) of Concord, CA and Pamela Mullens (Donald) of Mountain Home, ID, brother Jeffrey Payne (Nadia) of Vacaville, CA, grandchildren Joan Papp, Spencer Papp and Marie Saraceno-Taglione and great grandchild Mia Saraceno-Taglione. She is predeceased by her parents Lucille and Gordon Payne of Concord, CA.

A graveside service for Janice will be held on Friday September 23, 2022 at 12PM at Fernhill Memorial Gardens located at 1501 South Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL 34994 and following a reception will be held at the Elks Lodge of Stuart located at 1001 South Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL 34994.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.youngandprill.com for the Popek family.

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Thomas Henry DAVY - JULY 15, 1952 – SEPTEMBER 15, 2022

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Thomas Henry DAVY - JULY 15, 1952 – SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 Thomas Henry Davy (Tom), 70, died peacefully in his sleep at home in Port St. Lucie, Florida, on September 15, 2022.
His wife and family meant everything to him. Tom is survived by Debbi, his wife and soul partner of 45 years, his fantastic sons Scott Thomas Davy and Jason Adam Davy, Scott’s partner, Tammy, and her son Andrew, Jason’s wife Kristie and their lovely daughter Olivia, siblings Kathy Bathurst, Patricia Sciborski, Michael (Joyce), Barbara Salassa (John) and Margaret (Peggy) Claeys (Doug). Tom was also the favorite uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Tom was unique. He knew and appreciated life. At an early age he knew not to take things for granted. Friends and family were most important to him. His life was about creating memories through pool parties, fireworks, boating, camping and travel. Tom believed in karma and always tried to treat others like he expected to be treated.

He enjoyed golf and the beach. He traveled to many places including the Bahamas, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Pakistan, Caribbean, Mexico. He visited most of the United States. His favorites were Hawaii’s Maui and the Big Island.

Tom graduated from Aquinas High School in La Crosse, WI and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He worked at Trane, primarily the international division for 10 years. Following that, he joined the family business, Davy Engineering Co. & Davy Laboratories, for 30 years as Marketing Director and Office Manager.

He belonged to many work-related organizations including the American Water Works Association and the Wisconsin Wastewater Operators’ Association.

A reception will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to a charity of your choice in Tom’s honor.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycocktradition.com for the DAVY family.

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Keith M Kirk - SEPTEMBER 10, 1966 – SEPTEMBER 15, 2022

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Keith M Kirk - SEPTEMBER 10, 1966 – SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 Keith M Kirk, age 56, of Port St Lucie, Florida passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2022. Keith was born September 10, 1966.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycockportstlucie.com for the Kirk family.

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Ronald A. Peck - SEPTEMBER 14, 2022

Peck

Ronald A. Peck, 89, passed away September 14th, 2022 at the Hospice House in Stuart, FL.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Peck previously lived in Long Island before moving to Hobe Sound, FL.

Mr. Peck was a veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Peck was a food service director his whole life. Ronald was a power walker, loved to watch baseball on TV and spent time with family and friends. He was a member of St. Christopher Church in Hobe Sound.

Mr. Peck is survived by his sons David Peck of Hobe Sound and Kevin Peck of West Islip Long Island, grandchildren Emily Peck of Long Island and Ryan Peck of Fort Lauderdale and brother Neil Peck of South Carolina.

A mass of the Christian burial will be held Tuesday, October 4th.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.youngandprill.com

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Alfred Bruce Millett Sr. - JUNE 28, 1937 – SEPTEMBER 13, 2022

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Alfred Bruce Millett Sr. - JUNE 28, 1937 – SEPTEMBER 13, 2022 Alfred Bruce Millett Sr., age 85, of Port St. Lucie, Florida passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. Alfred was born June 28, 1937 in ME.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycockportstlucie.com for the Millett family.

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Philip G. LaBianca - JULY 10, 1956 – SEPTEMBER 7, 2022

LaBianca

Philip G. LaBianca - JULY 10, 1956 – SEPTEMBER 7, 2022 Philip G. LaBianca, age 66, of Port St Lucie, Florida passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. Philip was born July 10, 1956.
A visitation for Philip will be held Monday, September 12, 2022 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Aycock at Tradition, 12571 Tradition Parkway, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987.

A Funeral Service will occur Tuesday, September 13, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 1200 SE 10th Street, Stuart, FL 34996.

A Committal Service will occur Tuesday, September 13, 2022 from 11:30 AM to 11:45 AM at Fernhill Memorial Gardens & Mausoleum, 1501 South Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL 34994.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycocktradition.com for the LaBianca family.

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Louis Frank Prudhom - April 14, 1930 - September 5, 2022

Prudham

Louis Frank Prudhom - April 14, 1930 - September 5, 2022 Louis Frank Prudhom, 92, of Fort Pierce, FL passed away on September 5, 2022.
Louis was born in New York state on April 14, 1930, to the late Louis and Catherine Prudhom. He was a proud veteran, having served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Louis worked as an Aircraft Mechanic. Louis married Antoinette Prudhom and had three loving children, LuAnn, Vincent, and Louis Prudhom. He enjoyed watching TV, reading the newspaper, fishing and boating, but most of all, spending time with his family, especially his loving grand-dog, Gracie.

Louis was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Antoinette Prudhom and son, Vincent Prudhom.He is survived by his two children, LuAnn Prudhom, and Louis Prudhom; grand dog, Gracie; nieces, nephews, family members, and friends.

A Viewing will be held on September 13, 2022, at Yates Funeral Home, 1101 S US Highway 1, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. A Mass will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at St. Mark Evangelist Catholic Church, 1924 Zephyr Ave, Fort Pierce, FL 34982, starting at 11:00 AM. And entombment will follow at White City Cemetery at 12:30 PM.

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David Gerald Russell - January 26, 1944 - September 4, 2022

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David Gerald Russell - January 26, 1944 - September 4, 2022 David Gerald Russell was born in Waukegan, Il on January 26, 1944. With his beloved wife, Terri by his side, David passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, September 4, 2022. During the last several years, David has suffered from the effects of Alzheimer's disease. Over the past year David declined rapidly but Terri took excellent care of him, and we all believe that helped keep him with us longer.

David graduated from St. Joseph's Catholic School in Kenosha, WI in 1963. For 16 years he worked at Johnson Outboards in Waukegan, Il. When he left Johnson Outboards, he worked his way up to a Manufacturing Engineer. In 1980, he had enough of the cold and moved to Lakeland, FL to work at Piper Aircraft as a mechanical engineer. His career continued in the manufacturing business at Amatek US Gauge in Bartow, FL. Before his retirement from Piper Aircraft located in Vero Beach in 2008, David and Terri operated a 6-room lodge called the Parkside Motel in Minocqua, Wi.

David loved spending time with his family and friends whenever possible. He was an avid fisherman and had many adventures traveling to one of his favorite places, Cranberry Portage, on Lake Athapapuskow in Manitoba, Canada. He fished there many times as a young man with his father and later with Terri and his son, Aaron and then with his grandson, Andrew. He enjoyed planning several family trips to places like South Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming, Florida, and took Terri to Alaska more than once. He loved to drive on these trips so he could experience it all.

David was an excellent storyteller. You could always count on him to tell a tale a mile long and it never got old. His stories date back to when he was a teenager in high school where he and his buddies ruled the roost, or so he told us. It was important to David to pass down stories of adventures and good times with family. David attained the high honor of Eagle Scout during his time with the Boy Scouts of America. He then went on to be a scout leader even though he had 4 daughters at the time. He was a very patriotic man and believed in honor and respect of our great nation. It should be noted that he was very proud of his son, Aaron, daughter-in-law, Kinsey, and grandson, Andrew for their service in the United States Navy, as well as his son-in-law, James who served as a Marine.

David is survived by his wife of 31 years, Terri Russell; 5 children, Tamara Williamson and her husband, Scott, Tonya Taylor, Wendy Ritacco and her husband, William, Ginger Brantley and her husband, James and Aaron Russell and his wife, Kinsey; 7 grandchildren, Andrew, Elizabeth, Emily, Alex, Angela, Marina, and Gianna; 2 Great-grandchildren, Nyah and Grayson; his two sisters, Maryann Osborn and Linda Klopstein; several nieces and nephews; and the rest of his family and friends.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Warner and Ann Russell; his brother, Warner Russell II; his son-in-law, Joseph Taylor.

Services will be held at Yates Funeral Home, 7951 S US HWY 1, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952 on Saturday, September 10, 2022. A viewing will be held from 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow, starting at 2:00 PM.

A celebration of life will take place at the Cove in Savannah Club immediately following the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to Treasure Coast Hospice or the Alzheimer's Foundation. Memories may be shared at www.YatesFuneralHome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Yates Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

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Francis Zappala - April 24, 1931 - September 4, 2022

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Francis Zappala - April 24, 1931 - September 4, 2022 Frank passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on September 4, 2022.

He is survived by his wife, Maureen, brothers Richard (Nancy) and Charles (Pamela), sons Frank III (Erica) and Mark (Debra) and daughter-in-law, Terri Roberto. Grand children Brittany, Anna (Patrick), Frances, Matthew and Mark, Jr. great grand-child, Graham, and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank J. Zappala, Sr. and Josephine, brother, Stephen A. Zappala, son Paul Zappala and stepson, Ralph C. Roberto. Frank grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and attended Central Catholic High School, University of Notre Dame and Duquesne University School of Law. After graduating from law school, Frank joined his father’s law firm but soon recognized opportunities in commercial real estate and developed shopping centers in a multi-state area. At one time, he was the largest developer for the Kmart Corporation in the 1970’s and 1980’s. After a successful career in real estate development, he, along with his brother Richard, started an investment banking firm, creating a financing vehicle that was used by developers across the country. Frank retired at a young age but not before his talents and influence were recognized by his peers. He had a superior intellect and an amazing grasp of any subject matter that made him an advisor and counselor to family, friends and business associates. Throughout all of his successes and accomplishments, Frank maintained a humble and modest demeanor that made him approachable by people from all walks of life.

After his retirement, he and Maureen moved to south Florida where they began their life of travel and charity work. Over the years, they traveled the world, eventually setting foot on every continent. They always made a point of visiting the small cities and villages around Europe and Asia and befriended the local restaurant owners and wine makers. He left a lasting impression wherever he went.

Frank and Maureen were involved in many charities throughout their years in Florida including the Hibiscus Foundation and Martin Memorial Hospital where Frank also served on the Board of Directors. They hosted many events with a flair that usually made the social pages.

His warm smile, comforting words, soothing advice and gentle leadership will be greatly missed. Friends are welcome on Monday from 3-5 at Forest Hills Funeral Home, 2001 SW Murphy Road, Palm City, FL 34990

A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 1454 SW Mapp Road, Palm City, FL, 34990.

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Mildred E. Flerx - MARCH 2, 1927 – SEPTEMBER 3, 2022

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Mildred E. Flerx - MARCH 2, 1927 – SEPTEMBER 3, 2022 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mildred E. Flerx of Stuart Florida on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at the age of 95.
Family and friends are welcome to express their condolences on this memorial page.

Loving wife of her late husband William Flerx, she is survived by her children: William Charles, Kenneth, Douglas, and Ellen, 9 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held on Friday, September 9, 2022, at 11am in the Aycock Funeral Home - Young and Prill Chapel, 6801 SE Federal Highway, Stuart, followed by entombment in Fernhill Memorial Gardens, Stuart.

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Evelyn Cales - NOVEMBER 21, 1965 – SEPTEMBER 3, 2022

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Evelyn Cales - NOVEMBER 21, 1965 – SEPTEMBER 3, 2022 Evelyn Cales, age 56, of Port St Lucie, Florida passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2022. Evelyn was born November 21, 1965.
A Visitation for Evelyn will be held Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Aycock at Tradition, 12571 Tradition Parkway, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987.

A Funeral Service will occur Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM, 12571 Tradition Parkway, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987.

A Visitation will occur Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 12571 Tradition Parkway, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycocktradition.com for the Cales family.

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Elizabeth Karen Marshall - FEBRUARY 27, 1945 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2022

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Elizabeth Karen Weaver Marshall, age 77, of Port St. Lucie, Florida passed away on September 2, 2022. She was born on February 27, 1945 in Lansing, Michigan to Eugene and Margaret Weaver.
After starting a family, she and Michael Marshall moved to South Florida where she lived out the rest of her life. Raising her children and building the family were her greatest joy. She was an avid tennis player, artist and homemaker. Her talents showed in everything she touched, from home renovation to diy projects. Throughout her life, she embraced all she knew with love and kindness. Her devotion to Michael and her collies was endless.

She is survived by her husband, Michael H. Marshall, her son Michael P. Marshall and his wife, Melanie Marshall, her daughter, Debbie Newell and her grandson, Lucas Newell and his wife, Trish Newell and their children, Hayden and Reese Newell, her granddaughter, Martinique Newell-Pilsen and her daughter, Cora Smith. She is also survived by her brother, Eugene Weaver, of Saginaw, Michigan.

Celebration of Life Services will be held at Aycock at Tradition Funeral Home at 12571 Tradition Parkway, Port St. Lucie, Florida from 5 – 7 pm on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. Sandwiches and drinks will be served.

Catholic Funeral Mass services will be held at St. Bernadette Catholic church at 350 NW California Boulevard, Port St. Lucie, Florida at 10:00 am on Thursday, September 15, 2022.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held at 1843 SW Hudson Street, Port St. Lucie, Florida following the church services. Food and Drinks will be served.

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Richard Phillip Gersten - November 30, 1934 - September 2, 2022

Gersten

Richard Phillip Gersten - November 30, 1934 - September 2, 2022 Richard Phillip Gersten, (87), passed away on September 2nd, 2022 in Stuart, Florida.

He was survived by his wife, Lucy, his sons Kevin and Glen, daughter-in-law Stephanie, grandson Benjamin and sister Joan.

A graveside service will take place at Forest Hills Memorial Park in Palm City, Florida on Wednesday, September 7th at 2:00 pm.

Stephen Torick - JULY 10, 1931 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2022

Torick

Stephen Torick - JULY 10, 1931 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2022 Stephen P. Torick, age 91, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, September 2, 2022.
Son of the late John and Tessie Torick, Steve was born and raised in Minersville, PA. Steve earned his Bachelor and Master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music and then proudly enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he was assigned to the 604th Air University Band in Montgomery, Alabama.

During his 35-year teaching career in Sparta Township Public Schools, Sparta, New Jersey, Steve inspired a generation of students and left a legacy of teachers, performers and music enthusiasts, many of whom stayed in touch over the years. Steve shared his own talent and love for music by performing in numerous professional and community ensembles.

During retirement in Port St. Lucie, Florida, Steve continued his community involvement as President and Conductor of the Port St. Lucie Community Band for 12 years. He also conducted the Treasure Coast Symphony and the Treasure Coast Jazz Ensemble. Steve was a proud veteran, the Commander of American Legion Post 355, and a member of both the Korean War Veterans Association and the Air Force Sergeants Association. Throughout his life, Steve’s warmth, generosity and humor built many strong and lasting relationships.

Steve is survived by his loving wife, Kate, and their dog, Jazzy, his daughters, Patricia and Deborah (Paul), his grandson, Stephen P. Torick, II (Nikki) and his former spouse and friend, Pat. Steve is preceded in death by his daughter, Laura, and his brother, Jack.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Aycock at Tradition, Port St. Lucie, Florida on Saturday, October 1st at 11am.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Steve’s memory can be made to a charity of your choice.

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Peggy A. Shedlock - May 24, 1948 - September 1, 2022

Shedlock

Peggy A. Shedlock - May 24, 1948 - September 1, 2022 Peggy was a wonderful human being. She will be missed by her husband and her many friends. Peggy was kind to many people and enjoyed life as much as possible.

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Owen Eugene "Gene" Nolte - July 4, 1937 - September 1, 2022

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Owen Eugene "Gene" Nolte - July 4, 1937 - September 1, 2022 Owen Eugene "Gene" Nolte, 85, of Clayton, GA and Palm City, FL, went to be with Jesus Thursday, September 1, 2022 with his family by his side.

Gene is the son on Owen Frank Nolte and Mary Elizabeth (nèe O’Brien) Nolte of Keyser, WV. Gene worked at Pratt and Whitney for 30 years and retired as a Sr. Methods Engineer.

Some of Gene's interests included Mission trips, Rabun Aid Program (RAP), singing in church choir, Walk to Emmaus, Masonic lodge, Knights Templar and to make people laugh was his daily goal. Some of his more recent hobbies included stain glass and wood working.

Gene is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Nancy White Nolte; sons, Jeffery E. Nolte of Palm City, FL and Greg S. Nolte (Loreen) of Stuart, FL; his beloved grandchildren Branden Nolte (Katie), Justin Nolte, Kirstyn Marozzi (Mike), and Brittany Nolte (Matthew Boyette) brother Rev. James P. Nolte (Cindy); and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins that he loved dearly. Gene was predeceased by his sister Mary Jane Nolte Dugan, and his brother Ronald Marshal Nolte.

Memorial donations in loving memory of Gene can be made to Clayton United Methodist church RAP program or music department or to Treasure Coast Hospice.

A Visitation will be held on Friday, September 9, 2022, at 1:00 pm followed by a Service at 2:00 pm at the Stuart Chapel of Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, 961 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL 34994. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date in Clayton, GA.

For online condolences and expressions of sympathy please visit www. Martin-Funeral.com.

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Elaine L. Milliken - September 27, 1931 - September 1, 2022

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Elaine L. Milliken - September 27, 1931 - September 1, 2022 Elaine L. Milliken, 90, of Stuart, FL, passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2022, under the tender loving care of Treasure Coast Hospice.

Born to Charles Edwin Hart and Clara Emma (nèe Parsons) Hart in Winsted, CT.

Elaine was of the Christian faith and was a philanthropist when it came to children’s charities and those of the U.S. Military. Elaine worked as the Administration Assistant to the Dean of Northwestern CT Community College.

Elaine is survived by her loving son Gary L. Reeve and his wife Mary and her four beloved grandchildren Robin (Katherine) Reeve, Kelsey and Christina Reeve and Michelle Johnson; and her five great-grandchildren. Elaine was predeceased by spouse Robert L. Milliken, former spouse David H. Reeve, and son David A. Reeve.

A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at 11:00 am at Fernhill Memorial Garden, 1501 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted under the care of Martin Funeral Home. For online condolences and expressions of sympathy, please visit www.Martin-Funeral.com.

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Patricia E. Valerio - November 29, 1955 - September 1, 2022

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Patricia E. Valerio - November 29, 1955 - September 1, 2022 Patricia E. (Murphy) Valerio passed away peacefully in Stuart, Florida on Thursday September 1, 2022; she was 66 years old. Patty is the daughter of the late Rita (McCarthy) and Charles Murphy. She grew up in Waterbury, Connecticut, having attended Sts. Peter and Paul Grammar School and Sacred Heart High School.

Patty is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 46 years, Mark Valerio, and their 3 children, Nicole Valerio and her daughter Abrianna, Kristin Valerio and Brandon Burnette, and Mark Valerio II and Julie Valerio and their son Mark III, along with her beloved golden-doodle Beau. Patty also leaves behind her sisters Fran Dunn and her husband George, Marty Gentile and her husband Jim, her brother Buddy Murphy and his fiancée Barbara Canfield, sisters-in-law Susan Langdeau and Kathleen Benoit and her husband Jack who she spent many hours laughing and joking, as well as many nieces, nephews and close friends who all loved her dearly. Patty was predeceased by her brothers Michael and Kevin Murphy.

Patty, an ardent supporter of the Knights of Columbus, is now singing and dancing in heaven and will be forever doing the same in our hearts.

There will be a mass of Christian burial at St. Andrew’s Church, 2100 SE Cove Road, Stuart, Florida, on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Leonard W. Poger - September 24, 1949 - September 1, 2022

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Leonard W. Poger - September 24, 1949 - September 1, 2022 On September 1, 2022, Leonard W. Poger (Lenny) passed away at the age of 72. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Lenny was born on September 24, 1949, in New York, New York, to Mary and William Poger. He was raised in New York City where he attended and graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School in 1967.
Lenny pursued a career in finance and became a professional Over-The Counter Trader for PaineWebber in Manhattan. In 1990, Lenny became a member of the PaineWebber O.T.C. Gold Circle.

Lenny developed a passion for horses from a young age. His summers spent at his father's dude ranch helping with the horses. As a young adult, he was a trainer of Standard Breed horses at Yonkers Raceway, in Yonkers New York.

In 1991, Lenny moved to Hobe Sound, FL, and worked in Boca Raton for Donald & Company, as a securities trader. It was in Boca Raton where Lenny met Erin in 1997. They married in 1998 and became business partners in real estate. Together with St. Clair Builders, he built 15 homes for resale, and invested in many vacant land parcels, and a few rental properties.

In 2004 Lenny went back to the horses, buying one horse to race at Pompano Park Raceway, Isle of Capri. Over the years, and many horses later, he retired from owning and training Pacers and Trotters in 2015 with over 30 wins.

Lenny is survived by his wife of 24 years, Erin, his two children Billy and Michael, and five grandchildren: Addilyn, Ellie Rae, Michael, Ryan and Brooklyn. He is also survived by one Brother, Tony, and Sister, Susan, and Stepsister, Debbie, Aunt Clio, Uncle Mike, and Three Cousins: Steven, Anthony and Gregory.

Lenny also had a special relationship with Erin's large family who loved him dearly.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at the Poger Residence in Palm City, at 2:00 P.M., on Saturday, October 1, 2022.

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Frederick O Rieger - February 25, 1939 - April 29, 2019

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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

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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.