Barbara Mae Alesi - February 28, 1943 - October 17, 2020
Barbara Mae Alesi - February 28, 1943 - October 17, 2020 Obituary will be posted later upon family approval. In the meantime, please write condolences on our website.
Peggy Wynette Wells - JUNE 1, 1939 – OCTOBER 16, 2020
Peggy Wynette Wells was born on June 1, 1939 and passed away on October 16, 2020 and is under the care of Aycock Funeral Home.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on October 21, 2020 at 11:00 am at Aycock Funeral Home, 6026 North US Highway 1, Fort Pierce, FL. Celebration of Life will be held on October 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm at Aycock Funeral Home, 6026 North US Highway 1, Fort Pierce, FL. Committal Service will be held on October 21, 2020 at 12:45 pm at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, 6026 North Us Highway 1, Fort Pierce, FL.
Gerard Paul Simpson - March 11, 1947 - September 14, 2020
Gerard Paul Simpson - March 11, 1947 - September 14, 2020 Gerard “Jerry” Paul Simpson, 73, of Stuart, Florida, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020 at Martin Memorial Hospital.
Jerry was born March 11, 1947 in Staten Island, New York. He was a reconnaissance squad leader in the US Army as part of the 82nd and 101st Airborne in the Vietnam War, where he was injured in the Mother’s Day Hill Battle and was awarded the Purple Heart Medal. He returned from the war to serve as the first amputee patrol officer on the New York City Police Department, earning the rank of lieutenant and the Theodore Roosevelt Association Police Award. He completed his B.A. and M.S. in Education while working full time as a police officer. Following retirement from the NYPD, he moved to the Treasure Coast of Florida to become a social services investigator, Martin County High School history teacher, and work in private security.
Jerry loved reading, golf, crossword puzzles and traveling with his wife of 29 years, Cindy Cope Simpson.
He is survived by Cindy, and their two daughters Jessica Hays Podoski and Dianna Hays Farinacci, as well as four grandsons, in whom he instilled his wry sense of humor and a love of reading.
His family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Martin Memorial South, and the VA Hospitals of West Palm Beach and Stuart.
A Memorial Service will be held in 2021 with close friends and family.
Dallas H. Shauan - January 16, 1962 - October 14, 2020
Dallas H. Shauan - January 16, 1962 - October 14, 2020 Dallas Shauan, 58, of Hobe Sound, Florida passed away on October 14th, 2020 at Jupiter Medical Center after a short battle with Pancreatic Cancer.
Dallas was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on January 16, 1962. His family moved to Florida when he was 10 and he graduated from Gulf High School in New Port Richey, Florida.
Dallas is survived by his wife Jane Shauan and four siblings. He was an employee for 30 years with the Florida Park Service. Dallas served at St Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park as a Florida State Park Services Specialist for 20 years. Before that he was a Park Ranger at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park and Jonathan Dickinson State Park. He was dedicated to the parks he served and always had a positive outlook. In his spare time Dallas enjoyed fishing, wood turning, and exploring nature wherever it may be.
Dallas was an active member of the New Beginnings Community Church. He was the leader of the church greeters. He was immensely loved and will be greatly missed.
A Celebration of Life for Dallas will be held at a later date.
Marion Alice Mullen - OCTOBER 28, 1925 – OCTOBER 14, 2020
Marion Alice Mullen - OCTOBER 28, 1925 – OCTOBER 14, 2020 Marion Alice Mullen was born on October 28, 1925 and passed away on October 14, 2020 and is under the care of Aycock Funeral Home.
AVisitation for Marion A. Mullen will be held on October 23, 2020 at 10:30 am at Aycock Funeral Home, 505 South Federal Highway, Stuart, FL. A Celebration of Life for Marion A. Mullen will be held on October 23, 2020 at 11:00 am at Aycock Funeral Home, 505 South Federal Highway, Stuart, FL. A Graveside service for Marion A. Mullen will be held on October 23, 2020 at 12:00 pm at Fernhill Memorial Gardens & Mausoleum, 1501 South Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL.
Dr. Heriberto Vazquez - September 08, 1927 - October 13, 2020
Dr. Heriberto Vazquez - September 08, 1927 - October 13, 2020 Please feel free to share a remembrance or message of condolence with the family through this online guestbook.
Angelina G. Martin - December 10, 1933 - October 11, 2020
Angelina G. Martin - December 10, 1933 - October 11, 2020 Angelina “Angie” Garofolo Martin of Palm City, Florida passed away at her home on October 11, 2020.
She was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1933 and had been a resident of Palm City for 21 years. Prior to retiring, she was a bookkeeper for various companies in New York and Florida.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Anthony Patrick Martin, mother, father and two brothers. Survivors include her nephews Bruce Derby (Eileen), Gary Garofolo (Ellen); great-nephew, Brian Derby (Ashley) and her great-nieces Dianne Surratt (Charles) and Gina Stein (Randy).
She was dearly loved, and considered to be the kindest, most gracious, classy, world-traveling, angel of a secondary mother to all of us. With her legendary cooking put to rest, lasagna and eggplant parmesan will never taste the same. Nor will french toast. She treasured traveling with and spending time with her family in Florida and Colorado. Rest In Peace our dearest, “Auntie”.
Kathleen M. Ciano - JULY 7, 1934 – OCTOBER 11, 2020
Kathleen M. Ciano was born on July 7, 1934 and passed away on October 11, 2020 and is under the care of Aycock Funeral Home.
Graveside Service will be held on October 17, 2020 at 11:00 am at All Saints Cemetery, 2303 NE Seaway Drive, Jensen Beach, FL.
Rev Aaron Paul Collins - February 24, 1954 - October 09, 2020
Rev Aaron Paul Collins - February 24, 1954 - October 09, 2020 - The church, friends, and family worldwide are mourning the loss of an incredible and dynamic man of Christ- Rev. Aaron Paul Collins, affectionately known as Father Paul. He was a passionate priest, biblical scholar, teacher, gardener, cook and most importantly a generous husband and father.
Father Paul, son of Rev. Abraham Aaron and Mary Aaron, was born on February 24th 1954 in India and passed away on October 9th, 2020 in Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA. Father Paul suffered a massive cardiac arrest.
Father Paul graduated from Madras University with a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology, botany, & chemistry. He received his Bachelor of Divinity in Theology from Union Biblical Seminary and Masters of Theology from the United Theological Seminary. As a new testament professor at the Union Biblical Seminary, he had the privilege of being part of the educational journey of hundreds of church ministers and missionaries.
Father Paul’s calling and purpose on earth can be best described in his words: “I am called by the Lord of the Church to be a shepherd in the body of Christ to teach, preach, serve, and empower His people for His purposes. I am committed to care and call God’s diverse people for a life together in the life freedom and redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” Father Paul indeed fulfilled his calling and purpose, and made a significant impact worldwide for the Kingdom of God. He served God’s people in multiple churches both in India and the United States including in Kentucky, Ohio, and Florida. We are better and stronger because of his service, love, and ministry.
Many will cherish his fond memories of Father Paul including his loving wife, Anita Collins, and three children-Jennifer Shalini Collins, Andrew Collins, and Mary Collins, and his siblings in India.
Eugene Robert Kuyers - April 22, 1933 - October 06, 2020
Eugene Robert Kuyers - April 22, 1933 - October 06, 2020 Eugene Robert Kuyers, 87, died peacefully in his Florida home surrounded by his family on October 6, 2020. He was born April 22, 1933 in Robinson Township, Michigan, the son of Albert and Gladys (Martinie) Kuyers.
Gene graduated from Zeeland High School in 1952. Soon after graduation he married Marjorie, the love of his life, and celebrated 67 years together this past July. He worked as a tool and die maker in Grand Rapids, Michigan until he retired.
Gene is best remembered for his unwavering love and trust in God and His Word, devotion to his wife and family, and his passion to see others begin and grow in a personal relationship with Christ. Other interests included fishing and rose gardening, singing, and traveling.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law Norman Wiggers. Surviving is his wife, Marjorie (Koen), daughter Debbie (Mark) McGoldrick, son Dan (Nanci) Kuyers; grandchildren, Melissa, Matt, Ashley, Karlee, Graham, Kelsey, and Morgan; great grandchildren, Maddox, Joshua, Hazel, Levi, Rowan, and Elijah; brother David (Jan) Kuyers and sister Karan Wiggers.
A celebration of life service will be held October 10, 2020 at 1:00pm at Nettles Island Church, Jensen Beach, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to go to NBS2GO (Neighbor Bible Studies 2GO), a ministry of Cru. give.cru.org/2872645) or Treasure Coast Hospice (Treasurehealth.org)
Ruth Spencer Tasker - May 01, 1924 - October 06, 2020
Ruth Spencer Tasker - May 01, 1924 - October 06, 2020 Ruth Spencer Tasker of Palm City, Florida, originally from Connecticut, passed away at age 96 on Tuesday, October 6th at her home in Harbour Ridge. Ruth was an ardent lover of music from opera to jazz, and of dance from Martha Graham to Fred Astaire. As a young woman she had been associated with the Hartford Conservatory as a member of their contemporary dance group. A sophisticated lady, Ruth’s friends often commented on how tasteful and elegant she was at all times. Ruth passed as she had lived, gracefully and gently.
Born Ruth Brown in East Hartford, CT, her parents were the late Bernard and Ruth Brown. In 1941 Ruth graduated from East Hartford High School. Her rich and full life included having been married in 1950 to Walter Spencer of Rocky Hill, CT with whom she raised their three children. Ruth was preceded in death in 2007, by her daughter Robin Spencer.
In 1977 Ruth married Gordon W. Tasker following the death of her first husband. Together they enjoyed 43 years of happy marriage, more than 30 of them at Harbour Ridge.
Ruth leaves her daughters Lois Spencer Humphrey and Pamelarose Spencer, as well as granddaughter Laura Spencer Humphrey and her husband Matthew Sarno and great grandchildren Jane and Tom Sarno. step-son and daughter-in-law Richard and Sheila Tasker, step-daughter and son-in-law Bob and Beth Tasker Davis, their children Carter, Elizabeth and Chesley, and their children.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations in Ruth's loving memory be made to Treasure Coast Hospice at https://treasurehealth.org/292/Donate
Kimberly Ann Russomano - APRIL 8, 1962 – OCTOBER 6, 2020
Kimberly Ann Russomano - APRIL 8, 1962 – OCTOBER 6, 2020 Kimberly Ann Russomano was born on April 8, 1962 and passed away on October 6, 2020 and is under the care of Aycock Funeral Home.
Wilma G. Cook - April 03, 1933 - October 05, 2020
Wilma G. Cook - April 03, 1933 - October 05, 2020 ilma G. Cook, (87), of Hobe Sound, FL, passed away peacefully on October 5, 2020. Wilma was a previous resident of the state of Michigan where she was born and raised.
Left to cherish her memory are: her daughter, Sharon (John) Saarinen of Washington, MI; son’ Larry (Colleen) Cook of Kalamazoo, MI; daughter, Shelly (Gary) Skladzien of Murrells Inlet, S.C.; 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Dick Cook,Jr; and daughter Lori Cook-Caeti.
A funeral service was held in her honor on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Palm City, FL.
JoAnne Ryan O'Gorman - July 31, 1933 - October 05, 2020
JoAnne Ryan O'Gorman - July 31, 1933 - October 05, 2020 JoAnne Ryan O’Gorman, age 87, formerly of Palm City, FL, passed away peacefully at her home at Atria Park at St. Joseph’s in Jupiter, FL on October 5, 2020.
JoAnne was born in Newark, New Jersey to Henry and Elizabeth (Murray) Ryan. The family eventually moved to South Orange and also spent summers in Spring Lake. After JoAnne’s 1951 graduation from Immaculate Conception High School in Montclair, New Jersey, she worked for the Newark Board of Education. In 1954, she married her husband of 65 years, the recently deceased Patrick J. O’Gorman. She had four children, losing the youngest to cancer at age 20 months. JoAnne later worked many years in the Misses Department at Bamberger’s department store in the Livingston Mall and truly enjoyed the friendships she made there. She also took over bookkeeping duties at Stephenson Machinery Co. in Kenilworth, when Pat bought the business. When she and Pat retired to Florida, JoAnne volunteered at the church office and also as a Eucharistic Minister at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Palm City, FL.
Known for her meticulous housekeeping, “tell it like it is” style, and love of the color pink and anything chocolate, there is nothing JoAnne wouldn’t do for her family. She was very proud of her Irish heritage and enjoyed traveling, especially cruises, with Bermuda being a favorite destination.
JoAnne is survived by her children: Kevin O’Gorman and his wife Sharon of San Diego, CA, Kerry Pearson and her husband Mark of Bedford, MA, and Kathleen Olsen and her husband Ken of Jupiter, FL, as well as seven grandchildren – Matthew, Chris and his wife Mariah, P.J., Sean and his wife Katie, Laura, Kira, and Ryan. She was predeceased by her husband, Patrick, her son Christopher, as well as her siblings, Patricia and Henry. She is survived by her brother Richard Ryan and his wife Nan, and many nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on October 31, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 1454 SW Mapp Rd, Palm City, FL. The private burial will be in New Jersey at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in JoAnne’s memory to The American Lung Association at www.lung.org, or the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.
Bruce Keith Dawson - MAY 7, 1953 – OCTOBER 1, 2020
Bruce Keith Dawson - MAY 7, 1953 – OCTOBER 1, 2020 Former Baltimore resident, Bruce K. Dawson, 67, passed away from complications due to a heart attack on October 1st, 2020. Born May 7th, 1953 in Baltimore MD, To G. Gordon & Victorine Dawson. He is survived by his wife Sheila Dawson (Lochary) of 44 years and his two sons; Brandon Dawson and Keith Dawson and his wife Becket Dawson and daughter Ainsley Dawson. He is survived by his siblings, Ronald Dawson and Yvette Beam. Preceded in death by his sister Denise Dawson.
Mr. Dawson spent his work career of 40 years as a Journeyman Boilermaker out of the 193 local. He enjoyed socializing with his friends and family. He recently retired and moved to Port St. Lucie, FL in 2019 with his wife and enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter in the Florida sun. A celebration of his life will be held in Baltimore, MD at the Harewood Community Center - 6700 North River Road, Middle River, MD on November 28th, 2020 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
If so desired, to honor Bruce, the family requests that a donation be made in his name to the Lab Rescue LRCP - Lab-rescue.org
William "Bill" J Costello - October 25, 1942 - October 04, 2020
William "Bill" J Costello - October 25, 1942 - October 04, 2020
Samuel Stephen Cleghorn - November 09, 1997 - October 03, 2020
Samuel Stephen Cleghorn - November 09, 1997 - October 03, 2020 Ensign Samuel Stephen Cleghorn, aged 22 years old residing in Virginia Beach, formerly of Jensen Beach and Palm City Florida, died tragically in a fatal motor vehicle accident in Virginia Beach on Saturday, October 3.
“Sam,” son of Gary Cleghorn and Robyn Vanover, was born in Joliet, Illinois on November 9, 1997.
He is a 2016 graduate of Jensen Beach High School where he participated in Air Force JROTC, band drumline, and Lacrosse. Sam was the recipient of the Joe Kordick Youth Character Award, Congressional Award, and numerous Air Force JROTC awards. While in high school, he loved being an executive intern with an Exceptional Student Education and disabled learning classroom. He was also passionate about learning and using American Sign Language.
Sam graduated this past spring (2020) from the University of North Florida with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in History. While attending University of North Florida, he was also enrolled at Jacksonville University where he was a member of the Navy ROTC. Upon completion of his officer training program, he was commissioned into the U.S. Navy as an Ensign on May 1, 2020.
Sam was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia where he was training to be a Surface Warfare Officer aboard the USS Mason (DDG-87).
Sammy loved anything that had to do with the water. When home in Jensen Beach, you could always find him at the US Sailing Center. He loved to do all types of diving, fishing, surfing, and hanging out at the sandbar with friends. Sam also enjoyed online gaming and target shooting.
Everyone who ever met Sam loved him and was immediately touched by his infectious smile. He has a close group of friends that were like family and also considered him part of their family.
One of the most exciting times of his life was when he got to spend time at the Fallon, Nevada Navy base where he was part of the filming for the upcoming Top Gun 2 Maverick film. Keep your eye out for him in the skies!
Sam is survived by his father, Gary Cleghorn (Stuart, Florida); his mother, Robyn Vanover (Jensen Beach, Florida); his step-father Robert Vanover (Jensen Beach, Florida); his sister, Emily Cleghorn (Warsaw, Poland); his step-sister, Emily Richardson (Charlotte, North Carolina); his maternal grandparents, Jim and Phyllis Harvey (Lewisburg, West Virginia); numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; and a community of extremely close friends. He is preceded in death by Donald and Nancy Cleghorn, Scott Cleghorn, and Summers and Berdeen Webster.
We wish to thank all of the individuals who helped shape Sam’s character, especially his role models in the U.S. Navy and ROTC programs. We are blessed to have co-parented with many of Sam’s friends’ parents. Sam was everyone’s son and will be deeply missed.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that everyone participate in an act of charity outside of their comfort zone. If you feel compelled to donate, Sam would have appreciated donations to the following organizations.
US Sailing Center
Donations may be made in Sam’s memory to one of Sam’s favorite places, the US Sailing Center. You may mail a check or donate online. The US Sailing Center Martin County is a 501C-3 non-profit community sailing center. You may designate how your donation may be used. Scholarships will always make a difference in another child’s life.
Online: www.usscmc.org click “Donate Now” or go to this link https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/DonationPage.aspx?eventid=308547&langpref=en-CA&Referrer=https%3a%2f%2fadmin.e2rm.com%2f
Timothy F. Carroll - August 06, 1946 - October 01, 2020
Timothy F. Carroll - August 06, 1946 - October 01, 2020 William “Bill” J. Costello, (77), of Port Saint Lucie, FL passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family.
Bill was a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, and uncle to his family. He enjoyed family, friends, fishing, building bird houses, and making homemade soups.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters, and a brother. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Phyllis Costello; daughter, Kimberly Chichy of Marion Center, Pennsylvania; son, Michael (Sue) Costello of Lincoln Delaware; daughter, Amanda Namneh of Saltsburg, Pennsylvania; son, Timothy Costello of Palmyra, Pennsylvania; stepson, James (Kim) Hudson of Coventry, Rhode Island; stepdaughter, Julie (Tom) Dimes of Portland, Oregon; and stepson Marlin (Charity) Hassinger of Wichita, Kansas; 15 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 2 sisters Mary McWilliams and Ellen Loughery of New Jersey, a brother Patrick Costello and sister Dolores Berger of Port St. Lucie, FL.
Bill will be greatly missed by his friends, family, and loved ones.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Port St. Lucie, FL In honor of Bill’s memory please donate to St. Judes Children’s Hospital.
Frank Apa - November 04, 1925 - September 30, 2020
Frank Apa - November 04, 1925 - September 30, 2020 Obituary will be posted later upon family approval.
Theresa B. Smith - December 27, 1931 - September 29, 2020
Theresa B. Smith - December 27, 1931 - September 29, 2020 Theresa B. (Cisek) Smith, 88, passed away at home on September 29, 2020.
Born in Harvey, IL. She was the youngest of 10 children to Jon and Katarzyna Wroble. She married Charles William Smith, Sr. August 31, 1957, at St. John's Catholic Church in Harvey, IL. She and her husband owned the Windmill Restaurant in South Holland, IL, and then moved to Florida in 1993 where she enjoyed the rest of her days with her family and friends.
Our loving mother Theresa is preceded in death by her husband Charles Sr and leaves behind many adoring relatives. Her children: Kathryn and Mika Munz of Palm City, Fl, Laura and Thomas Bush of Vernon, CT, and Charles Smith, Jr. and Cyndi Smith of Melbourne, FL. Her Grandchildren: Johnathan and Claire Bush, Matthew Bush, Travis Bush, Erica and Morgan Reeder, Michael Munz and Jessica Mestas, and Tory and Alex Davis. She was also blessed with 5 great grandchildren: Eleanor, Mika, Connor, Waylon, and Lumi.
Visiting hours will be held on October 4, 2020 from 11-3 pm with a funeral service on Monday October 5, 2020 at 11 am at Forest Hills Funeral Home - Palm City Chapel. Interment to follow the service at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery in Royal Palm Beach, FL.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested you make donations to Operation Smile. This organization was near and dear to Theresa's heart.
Brian Daniel Moutinho - MAY 28, 1996 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2020
Brian Daniel Moutinho - MAY 28, 1996 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2020 Born on May 28,1996, Brian was the son of Danielle Martone of Port St. Lucie, FL and Brian Moutinho of Stratford, CT. He is survived by his siblings Talia Martone, Harper and Harlow Moutinho, grandparents Guy and Barbara Blomberg, Thomas and Marie Martone and Sally Long, as well as multiple aunts, uncles, several cousins and fiancé Brittani Tobone.
Brian was the son of Danielle Martone of Port St. Lucie, FL and Brian Moutinho of Stratford, CT. He is survived by his siblings Talia Martone, Harper and Harlow Moutinho, grandparents Guy and Barbara Blomberg, Thomas and Marie Martone and Sally Long, as well as multiple aunts, uncles, several cousins and fiancé Brittani Tobone
George King Hunter Jr. - APRIL 5, 1942 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2020
George King Hunter Jr. - APRIL 5, 1942 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2020 George King Hunter was born on April 5, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and passed away on September 27, 2020 in Port St. Lucie, Florida and is under the care of Aycock Funeral Home.
Jennifer J D'Angelo - August 16, 1934 - September 26, 2020
Jennifer J D'Angelo - August 16, 1934 - September 26, 2020 With Heavy Hearts We are Sad to announce that Jennifer Passed away
Unexpectedly in Her Palm City, Florida Home.
She was a Loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother.
Jennifer was Born in London, England in 1934.
Her Family Escaped England during World War 2.
They Resided in Staten Island, New York.
She Graduated from Notre Dame High School, followed by Stenography
School. Then getting Married to Her High School Sweetheart, Philip D’Angelo. They were Married for 55 Years. Philip died in 2008.
She went on to be a Great Mother, and Grandmother .
Jennifer started a Twin-Mother’s Club in Staten Island, being a Proud Mother of Identical Twin Girls.
Later on in Her Life when Her Children were Grown She took an Interest
in Interior Design. She Graduated from the NY School of Interior Design.
She Loved to Travel and was very Fortunate to Explore such Places as Italy,
Singapore, England, Ireland, the List goes on and on.
She had a Zest for Life. She Loved Dancing and Danced up until the Coronavirus Outbreak.
She was involved in so many Charities throughout Her Life.
She had a Beautiful Life!
She will Forever be in Our Hearts, and will be Sorely Missed.
In Her Memory in Lieu of Flowers We Suggest a Donation to St. Jude:
James Edward Hyde - MAY 7, 1942 – SEPTEMBER 26, 2020
James Edward Hyde - MAY 7, 1942 – SEPTEMBER 26, 2020 Jim passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer.
Beloved husband of Kathleen (Connelly) Hyde for 29 years. Devoted step-father to Alicia Irwin. Loving brother of Carol (Walter) Czarnik and brother-in-law Louie Civiletti. Predeceased by his sister Joanne Civiletti and brother Charles Hyde.
Mervyn Fitzgerald Barrington - FEBRUARY 24, 1946 – SEPTEMBER 25, 2020
Mervyn Fitzgerald Barrington - FEBRUARY 24, 1946 – SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 Mervyn Fitzgerald “Barry” “Cap” Barrington, passed away on Sept. 25, 2020, at the Treasure Coast Hospice House in Fort Pierce, Florida after a 4-year battle with multiple myeloma. He was 74 years old. He was born on Feb. 24, 1946, in Marabella, Trinidad and Tobago to the late Reginald Barrington and Alice Ransome Barrington. He immigrated from the island nation in 1970, first to St. Croix Virgin Islands, and then to the mainland United States. Mervyn spent time working in Texas, Wyoming, Georgia, and Washington, D.C., before putting down roots in Maryland.
He was a dashing master welder and a lifelong member of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry and Steamfitters Local Union 602, of Washington, D.C., for 47 years.
As a pipefitter and welder, Mervyn worked on the construction and expansion of D.C.’s most iconic government buildings. He was a laid-back, old car enthusiast who loved music and laughter which was infectious to those who had the privilege to know him. He was an avid painter of landscapes, wrote children’s stories, closely followed football, basketball, soccer and tennis; and had a robust understanding of a broad range of topics as he took a keen interest in politics, movies and travel. Mervyn loved pets and over the years, he added a menagerie of dogs, cats, and birds to his family.
In his spare time and younger years, Mervyn competed in several soccer leagues in Trinidad and the United States, loved to play tennis, and restored old cars, such as his 1971 Pontiac Lemans and 1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. He enjoyed a “good lime” and attended and participated many of the Caribbean Carnivals in New York, Toronto, Boston, DC, Baltimore, New Jersey, and Norfolk and was a life-long member of Roots & Culture Promotions Carnival Band. His album collection, with an eclectic mix of Soca, R&B, Reggae, Pop, and country music, could rival any record store.
Post retirement, Mervyn painted vibrant landscapes in acrylic and enjoyed several road trips across the United States and cruises around the Caribbean with his family. Additionally, Mervyn and his wife, Beatrice, were non-relative caregivers to four siblings.
Above all, Mervyn was a man of integrity, filled with humility and grace, who loved the Lord. He was a member of Morningside Church in Port Saint Lucie, FL and supported Christian missionaries in Trinidad, Guyana, Anguilla, and Florida. His favorite phrase was “everything is gonna be alright” which complements his favorite scripture, Romans 8:28: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” He did not have many regrets in life and checked off most items on his bucket list. He unfortunately, never made a trip to Africa nor saw Serena Williams play in person as he desired.
Mervyn was preceded in death by his parents (Reginald & Alice) and two siblings; (Lloyd and Jennifer). He is survived by his loving wife, Beatrice Barrington; his ex-wife, Janet Julien Barrington, his children, Cheryl-Ann, Kim, Cynthia, Rosanna, Karissa, Shawn, Turina, and Justice. His grandchildren, Lauren, Leila, Zola, William, Kaiden, and Skye. His siblings; Christopher, Carl, George, Joan, Leonard, Russell, Kenneth, Joyce, Ratu, Deborah, Keith, Donna, Ronald and Paula. His Uncle Arnold; Aunts: Irene, Lorna and Yvonne; several brothers in law, sisters in law, host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mervyn will also be survived by Srinthia, Alexander, Darius, and Lamar, for which he was a caregiver.
James Peter Quigley Sr. - August 07, 1946 - September 25, 2020
James Peter Quigley Sr. - August 07, 1946 - September 25, 2020 James Peter Quigley, Sr., 74, of Stuart, Florida, passed away September 25th, 2020.
Jim was born to mother Jean Eckler and father John Quigley on August 7th, 1946 in New Rochelle, New York, and was the fifth of six siblings. The Quigley family moved to Palm Beach County where he attended Meadow Park Elementary, Conniston Junior High, Forest Hill High, and became a Cadet in the first graduating class of the Criminal Justice Program at Palm Beach Junior College in 1966.
After graduating, Jim began his career in law enforcement as an Officer for the West Palm Beach Police Department. He grew more interested in land planning and development which sparked his entrepreneurial journey in the property management sector as well as the local political forum. He held the title of Greenacres City Mayor from 1981-1988, improving the city’s roads and infrastructure while lowering taxes. During this time, he was also a Volunteer Fire Fighter and served on several leagues and councils. Jim was truly a public servant who passionately cared about his community.
Jim had four children with his first wife and was an attentive and devoted father. He later married Leona Bazylak in 2007 on the beach and happily resided in Stuart with their two cherished dogs, Max and Wendy. He was always full of humor and expression with a love of dogs and the Miami Dolphins, and he had strong conservative political views that aligned with his Christian beliefs.
He will be greatly missed and forever remembered by his wife Leona, his children Jim Jr. (Elvie), Meredith (Richard), Melissa (Jeffrey), and Kenneth (Paula) with former spouse Debbie, his stepchildren Karl, Eric, and Barbara, his grandchildren Katie (Andrew), Brendan, Ryan, Landon, Titus, Logan, Phoebe, and namesake JP, III, his great-grandchild Colton, his sisters Patty and Karen, his brother John (Donnie), his sister-in-law Karen, and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and dear friends. Jim was predeceased by his father John, his mother Jean, his brother Bill (Karen), and his sister Cynthia.
Due to COVID, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date to be announced.
Alfred S Pavarini - AUGUST 15, 1928 – SEPTEMBER 25, 2020
Alfred S Pavarini - AUGUST 15, 1928 – SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 Alfred S Pavarini was born on August 15, 1928 and passed away on September 25, 2020 and is under the care of Aycock at Tradition.
Visitation will be held on September 29, 2020 at 4:30 pm at Aycock at Tradition, 12571 Tradition Parkway, Port St. Lucie, FL. Funeral Service will be held on September 30, 2020 at 10:00 am at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 350 NW California Blvd, Port St Lucie, FL. Committal Service will be held on September 30, 2020 at 2:30 pm at Rolling Oaks Cemetery, 2200 SW Del Rio Blvd, Port St Lucie, FL.
Donna Martha McCurdy - FEBRUARY 23, 1954 – SEPTEMBER 25, 2020
Donna Martha McCurdy - FEBRUARY 23, 1954 – SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 Donna Martha McCurdy (nee: Carlucci) - of Port St. Lucie passed away peacefully with loving family by her side on Friday September 25th, 2020, she was 66. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Donna was the devoted wife to Charles W. McCurdy for 48 beautiful years and the beloved mother to Charles W. McCurdy III (wife Kelly) and Ryan M. McCurdy (girlfriend Michelle Hepfer). Donna was also the cherished grandmother to Emma R. McCurdy. She was pre-deceased by her siblings; Robert, Joseph, Michael & James Carlucci and Joan Comes & Helen Meehan. Surviving Donna is her brother Richard Carlucci (wife Carol), sister Rosalie Carlucci, sister-in-law Marie Carlucci and many loving nieces and nephews.
Donna enjoyed traveling, spending time with her family and teaching her granddaughter about “Grandma Rules.” At home she loved spoiling her cat Blue, cooking and enjoying the Florida life. Donna will leave behind a legacy of amazing Christmas mornings, delicious Thanksgivings, as well as daily showcases of unconditional love and selflessness to anyone who knew her.
A private memorial service service will be held on Tuesday September 29th, 2020 from 12-2 PM at Aycock Funeral Home, 12571 Tradition Parkway in Port St.Lucie, FL 34987. Interment will follow at a later date at the South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth.
In lieu of flowers please donate in Donna’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital (www.stjude.org). Or, if you’re lucky enough to have your mother or wife in your life, take her out to nice restaurant this week and let her know how much you love her;)
Paul Chesney - NOVEMBER 5, 1929 – SEPTEMBER 21, 2020
Paul Chesney - NOVEMBER 5, 1929 – SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 Bill was born in 1929 in Pittsburgh, Pa. He proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Upon his return he entered and graduated from Upsala College in East Orange, NJ where he was a member of the Theta Epsilon fraternity. There he met and married his fellow classmate Ruth Anderson. Bill and Ruth were happily married for 65 years. Shortly after graduating from Upsala he joined in the family business at the Fire Fighters Equipment Company in Denville, NJ where he remained as the president for 30 years.
Bill and Ruth loved their years of playing golf and enjoying their many friends at Springbrook CC, Baltusrol GC and PGA National GC. They also treasured their many trips that they took through out the world with their family and friends. Undoubtedly, the highlight of Bill’s life was his family. He adored his girls and their families. Together with his family he spent the last 30 years enjoying and lovingly maintaining their family camp in the Adirondack mountains where he helped make memories that will endure for generations.
Bill is survived by his wife Ruth (Anderson), his sister Jean Yawger, his daughters Jane Kilcullen, and Dr. Ruth Randi, his son-in-laws Kevin Kilcullen, and Dr. Anthony Randi, his grandchildren, Paul Kilcullen (Stephanie), Dr. William Randi (Dr. Meredith Peeke), James Kilcullen, Katherine Kilcullen, and Chesney(Randi)Collins (TJ), and seven great-grandchildren. Donations in Bill’s memory can be made to the New England Home for the Deaf, NEHD.ORG
John "Jack" Joseph Allen - JUNE 18, 1934 – SEPTEMBER 22, 2020
John "Jack" Joseph Allen - JUNE 18, 1934 – SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 ack passed away Tuesday morning, September 22, 2020 at the Treasure Coast Hospice House at the age of 86. He was born June 18, 1934 in Romney, Indiana, the son of Fred R. Allen and Mary M. Spores Allen. Jack attended Marsh Elementary School and graduated from Elston High School in Michigan City, Indiana. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science (1956) and a Master of Science (1968) from Indiana State University. He majored in Industrial Education and taught school in Indiana and Florida for thirty-eight and a half years. In college, he belonged to Lambda Chi Alpha and Sigma Alpha Gamma. He was of Protestant faith. Left behind to cherish his memories are his wife of twenty-nine and a half years, Loretta M. Allen; his son, John (Joe) Allen Jr. (Jill) and Anthony Allen (Annette); his grandchildren Jacob Woods, Hannah Woods and John Allen III (Heather) and his great-grandchildren, Wyatt and John Michael; his sister, Carolyn Rupprath. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bette, and sister Elizabeth, and brother, Sonny . Jack loved life and was very active. He was a Cub Scout and a Boy Scout. He was a member of the Order of De Molay and initiated into the Solemn Mysteries of the Ancient Order of Shellbacks in 1983. Jack served eight years in the Naval Reserve. Jack served four and half years as a volunteer firefighter at the Portage Fire Department in Portage, Indiana. Jack moved to Florida from Portage in 1966. He was a resident of St. Lucie County since 1968 coming from Port Charlotte. Jack has a Certificate of Compliance in Law Enforcement for the State of Florida. He served as a reserve wildlife officer for the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission for ten years. He was a firearms instructor at Indian River Community College for five years. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association. He was a NRA certified firearms instructor. Jack was a graduate from IRCC Law Enforcement Academy as class president. Jack had an advanced grade Amateur Radio License. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and railroad buff. He loved his family, traveling and music. He enjoyed White Castle hamburgers, pork tenderloin sandwiches, chocolate malts and Dairy Queen. A private family funeral service will be held at Aycock Funeral Home in Ft. Pierce, Florida with Pastor Craig Bridgers of the Crossing Community Church officiating.
Cresenciano Osorio-Lopez - MAY 5, 1948 – SEPTEMBER 21, 2020
Cresenciano Osorio-Lopez - MAY 5, 1948 – SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 Cresenciano Osorio-Lopez was born on May 5, 1948 and passed away on September 21, 2020 in Lake Worth, FL and is under the care of Aycock at Tradition.
Visitation will be held on September 25, 2020 at 9:00 am at Aycock at Tradition, 12571 Tradition Parkway, Port St. Lucie, FL. Graveside Service will be held on September 25, 2020 at 11:00 am at White City Cemetery, 3800 Sunrise Blvd., Fort Pierce, FL.
Andrea P Reid-Hudson - JANUARY 5, 1966 – SEPTEMBER 20, 2020
Andrea P Reid-Hudson - JANUARY 5, 1966 – SEPTEMBER 20, 2020 Andrea P Reid-Hudson was born on January 5, 1966 and passed away on September 20, 2020 and is under the care of Aycock at Tradition.
Visitation will be held on October 9, 2020 at 4:00 pm at Aycock at Tradition, 12571 Tradition Parkway, Port St. Lucie, FL. Funeral Service will be held on October 10, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Aycock at Tradition, 12571 Tradition Parkway, Port St. Lucie, FL. Committal Service will be held on October 10, 2020 at 3:00 pm at Fernhill Memorial Gardens & Mausoleum, 1501 South Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL.
Marianna Franzese - FEBRUARY 27, 1955 – SEPTEMBER 20, 2020
Marianna Franzese - FEBRUARY 27, 1955 – SEPTEMBER 20, 2020 Marianna Franzese was born on February 27, 1955 and passed away on September 20, 2020 and is under the care of Aycock Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held on September 24, 2020 at 11:00 am at Aycock Funeral Home, 1504 Southeast Floresta Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL. Funeral Service will be held on September 24, 2020 at 12:30 pm at Aycock Funeral Home, 1504 Southeast Floresta Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL. Committal Service will be held on September 24, 2020 at 2:30 pm at Rolling Oaks Cemetery, 2200 SW Del Rio Blvd, Port St Lucie, FL.
Joan Drumm - APRIL 18, 1931 – SEPTEMBER 19, 2020
Joan Drumm - APRIL 18, 1931 – SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 oan Drumm was born on April 18, 1931 and passed away on September 19, 2020 and is under the care of Aycock Funeral Home.
Memorial Service will be held on September 25, 2020 at 11:00 am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 930 SW Tunis Avenue, Port St Lucie, FL.
Mary Agnes Nearhoof - AUGUST 28, 1927 – SEPTEMBER 19, 2020
Mary Agnes Nearhoof - AUGUST 28, 1927 – SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 - Mary Agnes Nearhoof was born on August 28, 1927 and passed away on September 19, 2020 and is under the care of Aycock Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held on September 23, 2020 at 11:00 am at Aycock Funeral Home, 505 South Federal Highway, Stuart, FL. Funeral Service will be held on September 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Aycock Funeral Home. Committal Service will be held on September 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Forest Hills Memorial Park, 2001 SW Murphy Road, Palm City, FL.
Mary Agnes Nearhoof - AUGUST 28, 1927 – SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 Mary Agnes Nearhoof was born on August 28, 1927 and passed away on September 19, 2020 and is under the care of Aycock Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held on September 23, 2020 at 11:00 am at Aycock Funeral Home, 505 South Federal Highway, Stuart, FL. Funeral Service will be held on September 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Aycock Funeral Home. Committal Service will be held on September 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Forest Hills Memorial Park, 2001 SW Murphy Road, Palm City, FL.
Michele Post-Kromrey - JUNE 25, 1955 – SEPTEMBER 18, 2020
Michele Post-Kromrey - JUNE 25, 1955 – SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 We are sad to announce that Michele Post-Kromrey passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones on September 18th 2020. Michele is originally from the Norristown area of PA. She moved with her children to Stuart, FL to begin real estate alongside her mother Sheila. She became a successful realtor for Remax, where she met her beloved husband Brian. They enjoyed many years of golfing, cruising, fishing, vacations in Helen, GA and Cancun. Spending time with her family and friends was also important and enjoyable to her.
She is survived by her husband Brian. Father Donald Titus (Jeanne), brothers Ed Lochner (Trish), Tim Lochner (Robin), sister Roma Lee Nussen (Ron), Sister-in-law Jane Sheehan (Tim), children Brandon Hentges (Jackie), Tyler Hentges (Lindsey), step children Kyle Kromrey (Martina) and Kaci Kromrey, multiple grandchildren and her precious dog Bella. Proceeded in death by her mother Sheila Johnson and brother David Titus.
Mass will be held at St. Christophers Catholic Church at 12001 SE Federal Highway Hobe Sound, FL on 9/23. Services begin at Noon.
Barbara Merrell - November 26, 1947 - September 17, 2020
Barbara Merrell - November 26, 1947 - September 17, 2020 Barbara L Merrell passed away peacefully Thursday morning of natural causes September 17, 2020.
Barbara was born in New York City November 26 1947. She moved with her family to West Palm Beach in 1957. Her father was a milk man and later a teacher.
Barb went to Palm Beach High. She later became a radiologic technologist training at Jackson and Mount Siani
She worked in Delray Beach and Lake Worth
Until her wedding in 1983
he is survived by her husband William ,daughter, Jordan and sons Brian, Blake, and William; and her loving brother Vern.
James English Brown - MAY 14, 1924 – SEPTEMBER 17, 2020
James English Brown - MAY 14, 1924 – SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 ames English Brown died at peace with his Lord on September 17th, 2020. He lived a full and active life of 96 years until just two weeks prior to his passing. He was born in Oyster Bay, NY on May 14, 1924, the son of Oscar Pendelton Brown and Maud Elizabeth English. He served his country in the United States Navy in both World War II and the Korean War where he learned what would become his life-long profession. Upon separating from the military, he founded Hicksville Clinical Laboratory in Hicksville, NY which he owned and operated until his retirement.
He was predeceased by his four siblings Oscar, Betty, Grace and Jane and a son, James English Brown, Jr. His first wife, Johanna Meine Brown, also predeceased him in 1995 after a fifty-one-year marriage, as did his second wife, Beryl Doreen Brown, in 2020 after a twenty-four-year marriage.
He is survived by two daughters, Joanne Brown Burt (Michael) and Sandra Brown Engel (Richard) and by a step-daughter Laurie Eckles Rogge (Mike); seven grandchildren, Jennifer Burt, Katie Burt Kelly (Tim), Christopher James Engel (Gina), Tara Engel Chapman (Paul), Joshua Brown Engel (Katie), Janna Engel Murphy (Steve) and James English, Brown, III; four step grandchildren, Shaun Rogge, Justin Rogge (Anna), Ryan Rogge and Kelly Rogge. He is also survived by twelve great grandchildren: Amanda Engel, Jacob Engel, Elizabeth Engel, Parker Chapman, Eli Chapman, Alex Engel, Luke Engel, Benjamin Engel, Teddy Murphy, Margot Murphy, Wills Murphy and Eleanor Murphy and one step-great grandchild, Lily Rogge.
Jim was known as an avid golfer (golfing into his 90th year), a devoted and faithful husband for seventy-five years, a dedicated follower of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and His church, and a cordial friend to anyone and everyone. In God's timing, he is at rest and at peace.
Charles E. Caplis - May 5, 1964 - September 16, 2020
Charles E. Caplis - May 5, 1964 - September 16, 2020 Charles (Charlie) Caplis of Stuart, formally of Medford, Massachusetts, passed away suddenly Wednesday, September 16th, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife Virginia. Son of James and Virgina Caplis. Son in law of Maryann and the late, great Joesph Pierce.
Loving father to Nichole, her wife Stephanie, Ellie and Alycia Caplis, Jennifer Cantu and her husband Arti, Kevin and Bobby Whitehouse and Andy Gelinas.Adored grandfather of Jayden, Mya, Jordan, AJ, Bella and Gia.He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Robyn, her husband Joe, Carolyn, James, and his wife Theresa.His brother-in-law Billy and wife Dawn, sisters-in-law Melinda and her husband Paulo, Kerry and her husband Rob and many nieces and nephews.
On most Friday nights Charlie and Virginia would enjoy pizza night at his best friend Darrens house, along with his wife Kerry and their son Hunter. He was also a diehard New England Patriots fan. Charlie was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone that asked.
He is loved by many and will be dearly missed.
Visitation will be held on Friday, September 18th 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home, 961 S Kanner Hwy, Stuart Florida, 34994.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Charlie to the American Cancer Society.
Dheine Viera - September 14, 2020
Dheine Viera - September 14, 2020 On Monday, September 14, 2020, Dheine Regina Vieira, of Port St Lucie, Florida, loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, missionary, and friend, left this earth to be with her heavenly father. She passed quietly, and peacefully in her sleep at her home surrounded by her loved ones.
Dheine Vieira was a warrior who battled cancer for 12 years. She was a role model who had an abundance of faith, always confident in the Lords plans for her. She was a person who was joyful in every circumstance good or bad. In her last days she spent her time worshipping and thanking God for all of the wonders he has done in her life. She was truly a living testimony and miracle. In the end Dheine won her battle. With Jesus it is always a victory. She is now is heaven, in paradise, in peace, healthy, joyful, no longer suffering, happy to be in the father's arms.
Dheine was born in Minas Gerais, Brazil. She moved to the United States as a teenager. She met the love of her life in church and married him on June 6th, 1998. They built a business and worked together for many years. Her greatest accomplishment is the two amazing daughters she raised plus being a fur mama to a Maltese as well.
A lover of nature, Dheine enjoyed being outdoors. Her life dream was to sell her home (once her girls went to college), Buy an RV and travel throughout the entire United States. She believed nature was one of the greatest gifts from God and should never be taken for granted. A perfect day to her was a beach day with her family or a camping trip at Ginnie Springs with her family and friends. One of
Dheine’s favorite things to do was go on long nature walks with her husband. These walks happened almost daily and brought so much joy to her heart.
She was a great friend to many. Dheines friends are friends she’s had for years. She showered them all with so much love and was so grateful for all of them. One thing that stuck out most about Dheine was that she loved God with all of her heart. He was her Rock, her Fortress, and her deliverer. She was baptized in 1997 and after accepting God in her life then she never looked back. She was confident in him and all of his plans and lived her life for Him.
She will forever be in our hearts. We her family are looking forward to the day we are all reunited in heaven.
The family will receive friends on Monday, September 21, 2020 from 10:00 am in the Chapel of Forest Hills Funeral Home , 2001 SW Murphy Road, Palm City, Florida, where a Funeral Service will begin at 12:30 pm. Entombment will follow in the Forest Hills Memorial Park.
Mary Grey - February 10, 1931 - September 11, 2020
Mary Grey - February 10, 1931 - September 11, 2020 Mary Grey, 89, of Palm City, passed away September 11, 2020. She was born in Brooklyn, NY and had been a resident of Palm City for 30 years, having relocated from New York. She retired from The New York Telephone Company after 42 years of employment. She was a parishioner at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, a member of Monarch Country Club where she developed many close friendships. She was an avid golfer, loved to travel and cook.
She is survived by her brother, Anthony Iannone of Royal Palm Beach; niece, Susan and her husband Jerry Seeley of Wellington; nephew Anthony and his wife Carmela Iannone of NJ; niece Mary Ciriano of NJ; brother in law, George and his wife Jeanne Grey of NY; nephew, Michael and his wife Christine Grey of CT; and nieces and nephews, Michael, Mary, John and David. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Grey in 2015.
Mary will be laid to rest with her husband, David in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Palm City.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 SE Indian Street, Stuart, FL 34997, in Mary's memory.
Leslie W Perkins Jr. - March 01, 1953 - September 11, 2020
Leslie W Perkins Jr. - March 01, 1953 - September 11, 2020 Our beloved brother, uncle, and friend Leslie Werner Perkins, Jr., “Les”, age 67, of Weston passed away Friday, September 11, 2020. While attending Miami Norland Senior High School, he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and graduated in 1971. Les was an electrician by trade and built his career at Luzer Electric, Inc. With Luzer, he served loyally for 31 years from August of 1983 until the company closed in 2014, where he joined the board of directors in 1998 and was eventually named president in 2007. As an entrepreneur, he found success in real estate with his company Home Properties, LLC, insurance consulting with Aflac, and independent sales and marketing. Les sought to help others and add value within his community, serving as a Red Cross Disaster Action Team Leader and belonging to the Weston Florida Chamber of Commerce. An avid sports buff and die-hard Miami Dolphins fan, he loved football, baseball, basketball, and golf. His other interests incl
uded collecting rare coins, new tech, and old keys. He also enjoyed long-distance cycling, fishing, and playing guitar.
Les is preceded in death by his parents Josephine Perkins and Leslie Perkins, Sr. He is survived by Rena Perkins and Karen Carroll; sisters, William Pattacchia; uncle, Arlena Adderton; niece, Joseph Carroll and David Diven; nephews, and numerous cousins and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Forest Hills Memorial Park, 2001 SW Murphy Road, Palm City, FL 34990 with Father Jack Barrow officiating. Burial will follow the service at 12:00 PM. If desired, friends may make memorial contributions to the Red Cross at https://www.redcross.org/donate/memorial-donations.html/. The family would like to express our thanks to the wonderful help of Frances and Wayne Huizenga and many supportive members from the Weston Florida Chamber of Commerce.
Peter J. Lolis - January 25, 1924 - September 11, 2020
Peter J. Lolis - January 25, 1924 - September 11, 2020 Peter J. Lolis, was the beloved husband of 70 years to Mary, father to Maryjo & Tom, Anne & Tom, Gail & Maryrose and Joseph, grandfather to Christin, Alissa Keith, Daniel, Nicole and Andrew and great grandfather to Zachary, Mia, Riley, Ashton and Anthony. Whether called Pete, Dad, Poppy Pete, Uncle Petey or Peter McSweeter, he was loved by all who knew him.
Peter served in the U.S. Navy Armed Guard in World War II and survived the perilous duty of guarding merchant ships in the Atlantic. After the war, Peter met Mary in a dress factory. They soon fell in love, got married and started their own dress contracting firm. Together they ran a very successful business until they retired in the mid 1980's. they raised their four children on Long Island in the Manhasset Hills and enjoyed some of their most special memories in the summer home they built with Mary & Peter's families in Rocky Point. Peter loved cooking and entertaining for his family. Whether making homemade pizza or pasta, sausage and peppers, or pancakes and bacon on a Sunday morning, everyone loved the family gatherings. Peter was always the life of the party and made everyone feel so loved. He was extremely caring and generous to all. There was also nothing he could not fix. A machine, and appliance or a personal problem someone was having, Peter always analyzed the problem and came up with a
solution and it worked.
Our beloved Peter leaves a long legacy of having a huge heart, broad smile, and the best rendition of "Happy Birthday" that he sang to all of us. We are so grateful he was ours. He lived a wonderful and full 96 years. Although he will be greatly missed, he will be in our hearts forever.
Maurice R Whilden Sr. - MARCH 11, 1940 – SEPTEMBER 12, 2020
Maurice R Whilden Sr. - MARCH 11, 1940 – SEPTEMBER 12, 2020 Maurice R Whilden was born on March 11, 1940 and passed away on September 12, 2020 and is under the care of Aycock Funeral Home.
Gerald Patrick Mullen - APRIL 28, 1928 – SEPTEMBER 11, 2020
Gerald Patrick Mullen - APRIL 28, 1928 – SEPTEMBER 11, 2020 Funeral services will be held at Aycock Funeral Home ,505 Federal Highway Stuart Florida 10 am, September 19 . Burial will follow at Fernhill Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum at 12pm.
Jerry was born in Philadelphia Pa to Frederick and Mary Mullen on April 28, 1928 . He is survived by his wife of 52 years Marion Guenther-Mullen
He worked at the US Steel Fairless Hills Pa plant for 30 years as a maintenance supervisor. A Veteran of the Korean War serving in the Army in Korea as an infantryman
An avid outdoorsman he enjoyed boating, fishing, the ocean, building and fixing things, and his beloved Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles , in addition to worldwide travel,
His love and skill at gardening are celebrated by the naming in his honor of the Gardens at Oceana Condominiums in Jensen Beach and Grand Oaks Assisted living in Palm city.
He is preceded by his siblings; Neal, Fred, Eunice, Marie, Margaret and Betty. Gerald is survived by 28 loving nieces and nephew and their families.
Memorials may be given to Treasure Coast Hospice by going to www.treasurehealth.org
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycockfuneralhome.net for the Mullen family.
James E. Dowd Sr - October 27, 1933 - September 11, 2020
James E. Dowd Sr - October 27, 1933 - September 11, 2020 Jim Dowd passed away on September 11th, 2020 from complications related to Myelodysplastic Syndrom (MDS). Jim was born in Greenwich,CT on Oct. 27th, 1933. He was an avid sportsman, playing football, ice hockey and his favorite, diving and swimming. He attended Michigan State University on a swim and ROTC scholarship. Upon graduation he married the love of his life, fellow alumni Connie, and began his USAF career and making babies . USAF 1956-1961. New York Air National Guard 1961-1965. He hired onto United Airlines in 1964, with 1965 bringing his 7th and final child into the world. He began his time at UAL on the DC-6 and retired as Captain on the B-747. Many years he worked 2-3 jobs to keep bread on the table and provide for his family.
Jim loved to play sports and was an avid golfer, volunteering at PGA events and traveling to tournaments. He especially enjoyed the ocean at his summer home in Montauk Point, LI. He was loved by many and will be missed. Jim and Connie would have celebrated 65 years of marriage on Sept. 16th. They shared the joy of 7 children, 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. His dedication to a long enduring trust in God and his Catholic faith allowed him to pass peacefully with family at his side at Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart, FL.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The MDS Foundation, Treasure Coast Hospice, or a charity of your choice.
Birton Farrell Jr. - AUGUST 3, 1931 – SEPTEMBER 11, 2020
Birton Farrell Jr. - AUGUST 3, 1931 – SEPTEMBER 11, 2020 Birton Farrell was born on August 3, 1931 in Uniondale, NY and passed away on September 11, 2020 and is under the care of Aycock Funeral Home Young & Prill Chapel.
Vincent W. Moran - October 17, 1935 - September 9, 2020
Vincent W. Moran - October 17, 1935 - September 9, 2020 Vincent W. Moran passed away on Sept. 9 after a long illness and from complications related to Covid 19. He was born in Jersey City, N.J. on October 17, 1935, the fourth of the five sons born to John P. and
Mary Moran. Upon his graduation from St. Aloysius H.S. he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in the
Signal Corps and was stationed in Germany. When his tour of duty was over he attended St. Peter's College at night, graduating with a B.S. in Business/Management. Vin then worked in finance for 40 years and was employed by J.P. Morgan, TIAA-CREF, Lehman Bros. and Ark Asset Management Co. He lived in Darien, Ct., for 26 years, and when he retired from there, he and his wife, Vicki, moved to Stuart,
Vin was a kind, funny, quiet and intelligent man who loved reading, golf, fishing and being with his family. He had a wry wit and would often deliver comments that cut through the nonsense of many situations. Not one to boast orto call attention to himself, he led by example, taking the high road when dealing with difficult people or circumstances. He believed in doing the right think always, whether or not it was noticed. With his calm demeanor his stories and advice were given with a gentle and often comedic wisdom. In truth, he was the rock upon which his family was built and his intelligence and high moral standards were beacons for his children and grandchildren to follow. His loss cannot be overstated. Vin is survived by his wife of 56 years, Vicki, his three children, Mary Moran, Cathy Stratton (Mark) and Vin J. Moran (Loren); his six grandchildren, Vinny and Katie Lapolla, A.J. and Luke Stratton, Mia and Connor Moran; and by two very special and life-long friends, William and Ilene Schlicher, Ill.
Michael A. "Mike" Fulton - July 12, 1955 - September 8, 2020
Michael A. "Mike" Fulton - July 12, 1955 - September 8, 2020 Michael A. “Mike” Fulton who was born on July 12, 1955 left us peacefully to be with the Lord on September 8, 2020. He passed with his wife Karine Rich by his side at their home in Ft. Pierce, FL.
Mike was born in Watertown, NY to Barbara Ritchie and Robert Fulton. Mike was dedicated husband, father, grandfather, Uncle, and friend to so many people. He started his work as a young boy delivering newspapers. As he grew in his teenage years he became an accomplished keyboard player in the rock and Roll band “Warlord.” He also worked in the Wesley Island Duty Free shop in upstate New York. He met and eventually married Linda Loveland in 1976. They had two boys; Christopher, and Alexander.
Realizing he had an entrepreneurial spirit, he founded the Landing Marine Center in Fishers Landing, New York. From there he started the very first floating hot dog stands on the St. Lawrence River at Lake of the Isles. Simultaneously, he was among the first hired by Miller Brewing Company in Fulton, NY where he worked until the plant closed in 1994. He then started his journey to Florida.
Mike was an avid boater and fisherman. He obtained his 50 ton Masters Captain’s license and earned a special certification in Commercial towing at sea. He was also a certified Yamaha Jet Ski mechanic. He then worked for Florida Fasteners in the marine industry and Quickdrive before finding his true calling. He found his “niche” in the roofing insulation arena working for O’Hagin Products. He specialized in Attic ventilation. He worked his way up to become the National Manager of Technical Training and Compliance until his passing.
Mike was well respected in the industry writing numerous articles on various roofing insulation topics and cutting edge ideas. He truly loved his O’Hagin family and many colleagues and customers he met over the years. Mike was known for his honesty, integrity, and work ethic no matter what he did. He served on various committees with the FRSA. In 2013, Mike received the distinguished Earl R. Bank award for his service.
In 2013 he married Karine Rich in Bermuda and spent many happy years together dividing their time between New York and Florida visiting time with beloved friends and family. He introduced his grandkids to his passion for Twinkies and S’mores over a campfire. He loved his Bloody Mary’s playing golf, and his “Vitamin V” and Grapefruit while fishing.
Besides leaving behind his wife Karine and many friends and colleagues, he is survived by his Son Alexander and grandchildren Ella and Asher, his daughter Stephanie Stringer and grandchildren Cora and Mason, his son Derik, his brother Jerry, niece Celeste and Nephew Matthew. He also leaves behind his 5 lb. four legged daughter Ms. McKenna.
A short church service in memory of his life will be held at the Redeemer Lutheran Church on September 19, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. held by Pastor Dave Albers on East Ocean Blvd in Stuart, FL with a celebration of life to follow.
In Mike’s memory, the family has asked that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Treasure Coast Hospice or to the Redeemer Lutheran Church’s Sanctuary Church Roof Fund for roof renovation project in care of Pastor Albers.
Josephine Scricca - AUGUST 1, 1927 – SEPTEMBER 8, 2020
Josephine Scricca - AUGUST 1, 1927 – SEPTEMBER 8, 2020
One thing to note about my Mother is that if you go by the odds, you shouldn’t be reading this right now. That’s because she was born on August 1, 1927 two months premature and weighing only 3lbs. At that time, it was very rare for premature babies to survive, and she was sent home from Waterbury Hospital because they felt there was nothing more they could do. However there were two things that saved her. One was her Grandmother, who placed her crib near the kerosene stove in the kitchen and turned it on (in August!) to act as an incubator to keep her warm. The other was her indominable will. That was best told by her father, who recalled that when he went into the nursery he heard a baby screaming at the top of her lungs, he said to himself, “I hope that’s not my kid”. It was his kid – her crying kept her breathing and alive. She grew up during the Depression, which was made worse for her when her father left her mother and younger sister Delores when she was 12. As a result, at that young age she had to go to work to help support her family. She was farmed out to relatives to work as a maid, nanny, and even office assistant. Still she somehow managed to juggle that and going to school at the same time. She attended Wilby high school and graduated in 1945. Her high school yearbook said she was “one of our quiet, studious senior girls”, and that “Wilby needs more like you, Josephine”. It always bothered her that she never really had a chance to have as much fun in high school like her friends because she ended up having to grow up faster than everyone else. Mom was literally an “Old School Nurse”, since she became a nurse at the time when nursing training was done by the hospitals and before it became a 4 year college program. She went into it in a round-about way. After graduating high school, she worked at Chase Brass and Copper, one of the 3 major factories in Waterbury that at the time nearly there everyone worked for. She was a bookkeeper there, but her heart was not in it. Her true calling was nursing, and she entered the Waterbury Hospital School of Nursing, where she graduated in 1954. She starting her nursing career in the Emergency Room, where she got her baptism of fire during the “Flood of ‘54”, which every Waterbury native knows. She recall going to work in a National Guard helicopter since the roads were all flooded and the hospital was cut off. This was made even worse for her because her beloved Grandmother died the same night of the flood, but she had to do her duty in spite of her grief. My Mom met my Dad in 1955. She had been planning to join the Air Force a nurse, and had the paper work in hand to do just that. Of course in a traditional Italian family in the 1950’s this was scandalous (not to mention she was 28 years old and STILL not married!). So something had to be done. That something was my Dad, Antonio Scricca, who literally had just got off the boat from Italy. Based on the immigration laws at that time, in order for him to stay in the US he had to get married. At first my Mom was reluctant to say the least, but then she met him and the rest you can say was history. Many years later when I asked her why she, an intelligent, independent woman even considered going out with, let alone marrying my Dad, who had such a humble background, she said “But he was so good looking!” Josephine later worked in the Waterbury hospital nursery, during the “Baby Boom” years where she met many of the nurses who later became some of her closest friends. Her time in the nursery was the favorite of her career, mainly because she got to work with the “premies”, the babies born prematurely like her. After the baby boom became the baby bust in the 1970’s, she reluctantly left the nursery to work as an industrial nurse at Scovill, which later became Century Brass. She primarily worked at the East Hospital during 2nd shift. She was thought of highly by the people she took care of there, and she thought of them not just her patients, but as “my guys”. She finished out her industrial nursing career at Olin Corporation, retiring in 1990. However, she still continued to work part time in retirement as a substitute school nurse at some of the private academies in Connecticut until she was 72. Of course, Mom was a mom, too. She was the one who organized birthdays, holidays, and family vacations. Being a nurse, of course when anyone got sick she always assumed the worse. But my brother and I always knew Mom was in our corner. Her main goal was to make sure we both went to college, which while she never got the opportunity when she was young, she made sure both my brother and I did. She actually went to back to school part-time over the years, and eventually earned her associates degree in nursing from Mattatuck Community College shortly before she retired. Mom and Dad became Florida “Snow-Birds” in 1994, when they moved to the Lost Lakes development in Hobe Sound. She was one of the original members of the Lost Lakes Woman’s club, was also a member of the Italian club there, and belonged to the Book Club as well. Most importantly, she faithfully attended the Hobe Sound Presbyterian Church of Hobe Sound. She went to the monthly Ladies Lunches, and became close friends with many of the women there. Mom and Dad were not “Ozzie and Harriet”. They seemingly argued constantly. However, there was a bond there that their son didn’t see until almost the end. When my Dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Mom took care of him to nearly the end, when he became so disable he had to enter a nursing home. When I saw my Mom and Dad there, just by looking at them there I realized they truly loved each other. Dad died in 2011. Mom’s final years were sad. She ended up outliving nearly all of her friends and people she cared about. Her baby sister Delores, who contracted Alzheimer’s died in 2015. She also became increasingly disabled and dependent on others for help, which as a strongly independent individual who was used to taking care of others bothered her a great deal. Yet, in the end what should be remembered about her was how both her faith and her nursing mixed together. She was actually a Sunday school teacher in her youth, and at one time dreamed of being a missionary. During one of her interviews for nursing school, when was asked why she wanted to be a nurse she recalled that for her it was a way to serve God. That was best illustrated by a story she told me many years later of an incident when she was a nursing student. There was a polio outbreak at Boy Scout outing where one of the scouts became seriously ill and was brought to Waterbury Hospital and placed in an iron lung. They needed someone to suction out his mouth so he wouldn’t choke to death. My Mom volunteered to do that, even though they were risks associated with it. She had to stand over the boy for an entire shift cleaning out his airways to keep him breathing. I only learned of this because there was a report on the local news of a medical museum which displayed an iron lung, and when she saw it she told me the story. Sadly she recalled that he boy didn’t make it, which is probably why she never mentioned it before. My Mom may have been one of the last people he ever saw, and who knows, if you believe in these things, when her time came, he may have greeted her and led to the afterlife. She will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by all those who knew her.
Donald Raymond White, Sr. - October 05, 1931 - September 07, 2020
Donald Raymond White, Sr. - October 05, 1931 - September 07, 2020 Donald Raymond White, 88, of Hobe Sound, Florida, passed away on September 7, 2020, at The Terrace of Hobe Sound.
Born on October 5, 1931, in New Boston, Ohio, Don lived in that town until he graduated from Glenwood High School in 1949. At that time he moved to Maryland, where he met and later married Lois Ruth Arnold. He served in the U.S. Army from October 1951 until his honorable discharge in September 1954. Later, he began a lengthy career in the aerospace division of Westinghouse. After retiring in 1991, he and Lois moved to Florida, living first in Port St. Lucie and most recently in Hobe Sound.
Don loved his family and his Lord. He spent many years serving as a board member, head usher, and Sunday school teacher in the various churches he attended. He also served as the secretary of Clinton Camp for many years, and he was active in the Gideons. Most recently, he was a faithful member of Hobe Sound Bible Church until he went into the nursing home. He anticipated going to heaven, where he is now with the Savior he has loved so long.
Don was preceded in death by his parents Willie and Darthula White; his brothers Douglas, Marion, and Paul; his sister Ann; and his beloved wife of sixty-seven years, Lois.
Don is survived by his four children: Kathleen White Wright of Hobe Sound, FL, Sharon White Munson and her husband Dave of Jackson, KY, Nancy White of Hobe Sound, and Donald White, Jr., and his wife Melody, also of Hobe Sound. He also leaves behind nine grandchildren: Daniel, David (and his wife Carrie), Stephen, Kevin (and his wife Krista), Brian, John, Denise, Brenton, and Ryan, along with nine great-grandchildren: Maylena, Lydia, Konnor, Kallen, Judah, Josiah, Kaden, Kierra, and Jeremiah.
In lieu of flowers, friends are welcome to make contributions to Gospel Publishing Mission, an organization that Don and his wife supported for many years.
Don’s viewing will begin at 1 pm on Monday, September 14, 2020, at Treasure Coast Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory. 950 SE Monterey Road, Stuart, Florida. His funeral service will be at 1:30 pm, and interment will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Park in Palm City, Florida. Please remember that masks and social distancing are required of all guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Vincent James Pupplo - January 24, 1928 - September 5, 2020
Vincent James Pupplo - January 24, 1928 - September 5, 2020 Vincent Pupplo, loving husband, was predeceased by his devoted spouse Peggy, nee Margaret Hillery.
He also outlived his four siblings and his youngest daughter, Peggy Kolbenheyer. He is survived by his
four remaining children, Mary Bedell, Evelyn Pupplo-Cody, Terry Ann Jennings and Vincent Pupplo Jr.
He was blessed with nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
He grew up in Flushing, Queens, New York. He attended St Mary’s Grammar School where he was an
excellent student, a member of the marching band, where he played the fife and the glockenspiel. He
was also an altar boy. He attended Bishop Loughlin High School in Brooklyn.
As a child he raised canaries and pigeons. He was a pin setter in the local bowling alley; he ran the
concession in Kissina Park. He joined the US Navy as soon as he was old enough and he served in Key
West, FL, as an Airographer. After the Navy, he worked for his father remodeling houses. He then
worked for a construction company involved with the building of the UN building in New York City.
His job title there was computer. He then became a New York City Police Officer. After that, he
became a firefighter for FDNY. During his career in the New York City Fire Department, he rose
through the ranks to Battalion Chief. He retired in 1976. During his lifetime, there were many times
when he held down two or three jobs at a time in order to support his growing family.
He always had many different interests. As a young man, he was involved in many sports including
football, baseball, and basketball; he was an amazing bowler and a talented golfer. He loved playing
chess, duplicate bridge and cards with his friends. He played the guitar; his music of choice was
classical Spanish guitar music. He became so proficient that he taught guitar lessons for many years.
He had a boat that he used mainly for fishing. He was an avid reader and loved video games when they
Upon retiring, he and his wife moved to Laurel, a hamlet on the north shore of Long Island. They
eventually moved to Hampton Bays. Once he retired, his interests expanded to include gardening; not
only did he do beautiful landscaping, he also grew a wonderful vegetable garden, plus strawberries,
blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. He fished and golfed several times a week, in addition to his
Peggy and Vinny enjoyed their retirement fully for many years. When it became evident that they
could no longer care for themselves appropriately in their home, they moved to Allegro, an independent
living facility in Stuart, FL. Peggy lasted only a few years after they moved to Florida. After her
passing, Vinny lived in several different assisted living facilities. Sadly, he eventually required the care
of a memory support facility. He lived in the memory support unit for two and a half years. Vinny died
on Saturday, September 5, 2020.
He was a staunch supporter of the Catholic Church. There will be a viewing at Martin Funeral Home
on Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 4 PM to 6 PM. A mass of christian burial will be held at St
Martin De Porres Catholic Church in Jensen Beach, FL, on Friday September 11, 2020 at 11 AM.
The mass will be lived streamed via You Tube. Information can be obtained from St Martin De Porres
Maureen Judith Oummadi - MAY 21, 1959 – SEPTEMBER 5, 2020
Maureen Judith Oummadi - MAY 21, 1959 – SEPTEMBER 5, 2020 Maureen J. Oummadi, after a courageous battle, passed away peacefully at home on September 5, 2020. She was born on May 21, 1959 in Mineola, New York and after graduating high school, went on to become a Registered Nurse. She obtained a Master’s of Science Degree in Nursing, specializing in Gerontology. Maureen had a wonderful 35 year career as a nurse before retiring to Jensen Beach, Florida in 2015. She loved to travel, frequently visiting her husband’s family in Morocco. She always had a smile on her face and was always willing to help anyone in need.
She is survived by her loving husband, Abdelkrim Oummadi and her siblings, Kathleen, Patricia, William, Patrick and Karen, as well as many nieces and nephews and one great niece. Maureen is predeceased by her mother Margery E. Gallagher.
Joan Marie Viola - DECEMBER 7, 1936 – SEPTEMBER 4, 2020
Joan Marie Viola - DECEMBER 7, 1936 – SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 Joan Marie Viola was born on December 7, 1936 and passed away on September 4, 2020 and is under the care of Aycock Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held on September 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm at Aycock Funeral Home, 1504 Southeast Floresta Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL. Funeral Service will be held on September 11, 2020 at 9:30 am at St Lucie Catholic Church, 280 SW Prima Vista Blvd, Port St Lucie, FL.
Suzanne Jennifer Brassard - MARCH 13, 1963 – SEPTEMBER 4, 2020
Suzanne Jennifer Brassard - MARCH 13, 1963 – SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 uzi Brassard Kenney, March 13, 1963 wife of Richard Kenney, passed from this earth on September 4, 2020.
Suzi is predeceased by her parents, Alfred and Florence Shipley, her sister Connie Secor, and her brother, Michael Shipley.
She leaves behind her loving husband, Richard Kenney, sisters, Sandee Knight of Palestine, Texas and Beth Martin of Houston Texas, her stepchildren, Christine Lynch, Brittany Kenney, Jim Kenney, and Rich Kenney of Long Island, NY, their children, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Suzi was known for being a vivacious, outgoing and caring person and she will be missed by her family and many friends.
Donald Leroy Munsell - January 22, 1930 - September 02, 2020
Donald Leroy Munsell - January 22, 1930 - September 02, 2020 Donald Leroy Munsell, 90, of Port Salerno passed away on Wednesday September 2, 2020. Don was born in Alliance, Ohio on January 22,1930 to Homer Leroy Munsell and Florence Lindsey Munsell. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Air Force. Following his service, he worked for Pratt Whitney for over 25 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Phyllis McCann and her husband Jack McCann, great grandson David Joel Grantham, and the love of his life, his beloved wife Susan Worley Munsell.
Don leaves behind to cherish his memory, daughter Candace Grantham, sons Michael Spall (Sandra), Richard Spall (Cathy), nephew Timothy McCann (Shirley), niece Dawn Renee, close family friend Jada Preston, grandsons Joel Scott Grantham (Carla), Timothy Grantham (Stephanie), Michael Spall Jr., David Spall, Jamie Spall, Joshua Spall (Allison), nine great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.
A celebration of Don’s life will be held Wednesday September 9, 2020 at Forest Hills Memorial Park in Palm City, FL. Visitation will be at 12pm, and the service will be held at 1pm.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Treasure Coast Hospice in Don’s memory.
Richard W. Holmquist - June 5 1924 - September 1, 2020
Richard W. Holmquist - June 5 1924 - September 1, 2020 Juno Beach, Florida — Richard W. Holmquist, age 96, died of natural causes, September 1, 2020 at The Waterford, Juno Beach, Florida.
He was born June 5, 1924 in Willmar, MN. Richard’s wife, Gwen, passed in 2014, they celebrated 59 years of marriage. He leaves his two children: Glenn M. Holmquist (Suzana) and Gayle H. Bolling (Thomas). Also, he leaves behind three grandchildren, James R. Bolling (Laura), Thomas J. Bolling Jr. and Matthew G. Holmquist.
Richard graduated from Willmar High School in 1942. He was recruited for service in World War II by The Army Air Corp and completed basic training and graduation at Brown University as a meteorologist. The Army assigned him to the US weather station at El Paso, TX. He served the remainder of the war with the Fifteenth Weather Squadron in the Pacific Theater in anticipation of Japanese invasion. He attended the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology, graduated in mechanical engineering and became a registered professional engineer (PE) in the states of Minnesota and Illinois.
Richard joined Gardner Denver Company in 1950 as a sales engineer handling mining equipment. During a robust industrial growth era, he then excelled in the application of industrial compressed air systems for manufacturing companies throughout the Chicagoland area. In 1956 he purchased an interest in Compressor Engineering Company and eventually became sole owner. Compressor Engineering (later Amco Industries) became a nationally recognized machinery company. His success in business can be directly attributed to his work ethic and his attention to detail.
Dick was an avid golfer, having memberships at Turtle Creek, Tequesta, FL and Skokie Country Club, Glencoe, IL. He treasured the lifelong friendships at two clubs. Dick worshiped at The First Presbyterian Church of North Palm Beach. Previously he was a member of Kenilworth Union Church in Kenilworth, IL. His faith in God allowed him to pass peacefully with Hospice at his side.
Toward the end of his life, he was an active resident of The Waterford, Juno Beach, FL. He relished the friendships and the comfort during his final days.
Memorial service and inurnment will be held at Kenilworth Union Church in Illinois at a later date.
Lawrence J. Cook Jr. - JULY 22, 1922 – SEPTEMBER 1, 2020
Lawrence J. Cook Jr. - JULY 22, 1922 – SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 Lawrence (Larry) J. Cook Jr. passed away on September 1, 2020, in Port St. Lucie, Florida. After several months of declining health, Larry died peacefully with his family by his side.
Larry was born on July 22, 1922, in Chicago, Illinois, to father Lawrence J. Cook and mother, Seawillow (Betty) Russell Finnan. He joined the US Navy when he was seventeen and was stationed on the USS Cuyama, an oil tanker that began her war service by carrying cargo between Pearl Harbor and San Pedro, California. Two years after being honorably discharged from the navy, Larry joined the US Air Force. Retiring after twenty years' service in the Air Force, Larry bought a house in Burbank, Illinois, and worked for NBC, from which he retired in 1985. He and his wife, Pat, relocated to Port St. Lucie, Florida, in 1989, where he lived until his death.
Larry led an active and vibrant life up until his final days, continuing to enjoy his hobbies and going about the business of taking care of his wife and his home with the stamina of a much younger man. He was an accomplished ham radio operator and received many awards and recognitions.
Larry is survived by his wife, Patricia Mary Margaret Kosch; sisters Margaret Giedeman and Virginia Fronick; children Barbara Ann Karcz, Michael Lawrence Cook, Robert Byron Cook (Jean Coney Cook), Paul John Cook (Nealia Cook), Deanna Lee Drop DeVos (Kevin DeVos), Beverly Kay Cook, and Elizabeth Ann Smith (Richard Smith); grandchildren Jessica Ann Karcz, Johnathon Francis Karcz (Violet Martinez), Sarah Elizabeth Karcz, Vincent Aaron Karcz, Colleen Ann Cook, Michael Cook, Thomas Cook, Alexander Cook (Shel), Zachary Cook, Valerie Doll (Zachary Doll), Michelle Byriel (Jason Byriel), Brittany Crozier (Michael Crozier), Ayla Ball (Garrett Ball), Brenna Smith, Kyle Smith, Daniel Smith, Chaeli Smith, Matthew Smith, Patrick Smith, and Christopher Smith; and great-grandchildren Isabella Vilamil, Iliana Vilamil, Nolan Karcz, Blake Karcz, Nicole Crozier, and Charlotte Ball. Larry is predeceased by his father Lawrence, his mother Betty, his stepmother Vivian (nee Nelson), his sister Marcella Finnan Hill, and his son-in-law Walter Karcz and grandson Nicholas Iovino.
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.