John D. B. Gould - November 11, 1930 - February 2, 2023
John D. B. Gould - November 11, 1930 - February 2, 2023 John D.B. Gould, endearingly known by many as “Grumps,” a retired trust banker, died peacefully on February 2, 2023 in Stuart, Florida. He was 92. He was the youngest of six children born to the late Rear Admiral Erl C.B. Gould, USN, and his wife, Katharine S. Laughlin of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Gould was a graduate of St. Paul’s School (Concord, NH) and the University of Pennsylvania. He served his country during the Korean War as a member of the US Army in the Artillery Division of the 25th Infantry.
He worked for twelve years in the Philadelphia National Bank in the investment division and served as Vice President in charge of the municipal bond department. In 1969 he and his wife moved their family to Colorado where he initially worked as a stockbroker, then as an independent investment counselor before working at the First National Bank of Colorado Springs. When he retired, Mr. Gould was Senior Vice President in charge of the bank’s trust division. In addition, he was a member of the boards of directors of numerous charitable institutions in the Colorado Springs area.
His passions included fly fishing and golf. He also became an accomplished watercolor artist, and his paintings adorn the walls of the homes of many friends and family members. He was not a fan of rhubarb.
Mr. Gould was married to Susan Singleton Porter of Lake Forest, Illinois in 1958. She died in 1999. He later married Leilani F. McCall of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2006. She died in 2014.
Mr. Goud is survived by three sons and one daughter; James S.P. Gould (Elisabeth) of Palm City, Florida; B.L. Porter Gould (Julia) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; David B.L. Gould (Beth) of St. Petersburg, Florida; and Holly Gould of Edemston, New York. In addition, there are a total of seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
A private memorial service with private interment will be held in Colorado Springs at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pathfinder Village, 3 Chenango Road, Edmeston, New York 13335 or Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 SE Indian Street, Stuart, Florida 34997.
Online condolences and expressions of sympathy can be made by visiting https://Martin-Funeral.com.
Juan Enrique Rente - DECEMBER 22, 1925 – JANUARY 31, 2023
Juan Enrique Rente - DECEMBER 22, 1925 – JANUARY 31, 2023 Juan Enrique Rente, age 97, of Jupiter, Florida passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2023.
A visitation for Juan will be held Friday, February 3, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Aycock Funeral Home Young & Prill Chapel, 6801 SE Federal Highway, Stuart, FL 34997. A funeral service will occur Friday, February 3, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM, 6801 SE Federal Highway, Stuart, FL 34997. A graveside service will occur Friday, February 3, 2023 from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM at Riverside Memorial Park, 19351 SE County Line Road, Tequesta, FL 33469.
Juan will be laid to rest in Riverside Memorial Garden, 19351 SE County Line Rd., Tequesta, FL 33469.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.youngandprill.com for the Rente family.
Stephen Sando Desantis - DECEMBER 26, 1936 – JANUARY 30, 2023
Stephen Sando Desantis - DECEMBER 26, 1936 – JANUARY 30, 2023 Stephen S DeSantis, 86, of Port St. Lucie FL passed away on January 30, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. He was formally a resident of Cranston, RI. He is survived by his wife, Karen (Wilkinson) DeSantis.
He was a loving father to: Stephen DeSantis, Dennis DeSantis (wife Patricia) Patricia Lovett (husband Robert) Susan DeSantis (fiancé John Farmwald) and Maria Coley (husband Mark). Grandfather to David Sage, Crystal Lovett, Presley Coley and Autumn DeSantis. He is survived by his sister Sandra Delano of Warwick RI and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Sando and Lucrezia DeSantis, his brothers: Anthony, William and Albert DeSantis. And his beloved dog Chester.
Mr. DeSantis served honorably in the United States Marine Corp.
He retired as a Buyer from Taco Corp. in Cranston RI
His greatest joy was music, dancing, and spending time with his family and friends. He will be truly missed by all who loved him.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycocktradition.com for the Desantis family.
Betsey Raymond Drinkard - MARCH 2, 1928 – JANUARY 29, 2023
Betsey Raymond Drinkard - MARCH 2, 1928 – JANUARY 29, 2023 Betsey R. Drinkard, 94, of Jensen Beach, Florida died January 29, 2023 surrounded by her loving daughters and a close friend. Betsey was born on March 2, 1928 in Weymouth, MA, a daughter of Marshall and Francetta (MacCormack) Abbott. Betsey grew up the youngest of six children and greatly enjoyed her childhood at their beloved home on Ralph Talbot Street in Weymouth, MA. Throughout Betsey’s life summers were enjoyed at two of her favorite places Crecent Beach, Mattapoisett and at the family farm in North Berwick, ME.
At the age of 20, Betsey married Robert A. Raymond and they raised a family of four together. They started their life together in Amherst, NH and then settled at the cherished family home on Daniels Road in Plainfield, NH. Betsey had a long career at Dartmouth National Bank where she met many of her lifelong friends. After their children had grown, Betsey and Robert spent precious time together going on cruises and entertaining. Betsey’s true love, Robert passed away due to health complications on May 12, 1987 at 63 years old.
Betsey was drawn to Florida and took up residence at Venture III on Hutchinson Island where she met her late husband, Paul Drinkard. They shared many years together in their beautiful home overlooking the Indian River, traveling in their RV, and spending time with Paul’s family in Petoskey, MI.
She is predeceased by her parents, siblings, first husband Robert, and late husband Paul.
Surviving family members include her children: Andrew Raymond of MA, Francetta Raymond of NH, Lee (Nate) Carey of NH, and Michael Raymond of VT, grandchildren: Brooke Raymond of MA, Nicole (Corey) Nourse of VT, Erin (Josh) Wessells of NH, and Allison Raymond of VT, and great-grandchildren: Loki Nourse, Izabella Nourse, Desmond Nourse, Maddison West, Henry Wessells, and Zatanna Levakis.
A celebration of life will be held this spring.
Joseph Gerard Lamoureux - NOVEMBER 1, 1942 – JANUARY 28, 2023
Joseph Gerard Lamoureux - NOVEMBER 1, 1942 – JANUARY 28, 2023 Joseph Gerard Lamoureux, age 80, of Port Saint Lucie, Florida passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2023. Joseph was born in New York, NY.
A Celebration of Life for Joseph will be held Saturday, February 25, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2450 SE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996, followed by a Reception from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2450 SE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996 or Vitas Hospice, 11380 SW Village Parkway, Suite 100, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycocktradition.com for the Lamoureux family.
Mardella Marie Wilmot - JULY 30, 1931 – JANUARY 28, 2023
Mardella Marie Wilmot - JULY 30, 1931 – JANUARY 28, 2023 Mardella Marie Wilmot, age 91, of Port St Lucie, Florida passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2023.
A Visitation for Mardella will be held Saturday, February 11, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Aycock at Tradition, 12571 Tradition Parkway, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987, followed by a Funeral Service from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycocktradition.com for the Wilmot family.
John J. Tighe - FEBRUARY 4, 1935 – JANUARY 26, 2023
John J. Tighe - FEBRUARY 4, 1935 – JANUARY 26, 2023John J Tighe Jr. born February 4, 1935, in West New York, NJ to John and Edna Tighe passed away January 26th, 2023, in Hobe Sound, Florida. John aka “Smiling Jack,” “Jetty Jack,” and most recently “Singing Jack,” attended St. Joseph’s Catholic High School where he captained both the football and basketball teams. Jack went on to Montclair University where he was a star center, captain of the football team and president of his fraternity, AGORA. While at Montclair, Jack met the love of his life and wife of 65 years Camille Spino Tighe.
Jack was offered his first coaching job in 1959 by one of his former football coaches, which was the start of an illustrious coaching and educating career spanning over 30 years. When Ocean Township High School opened in 1965 Jack welcomed the opportunity to build a team. As head coach. Jack and the Spartans went on to become the 1968 and 1970 Shore Conference Champions. He was named Coach of the Year by the Asbury Park Press in 1968 and Coach of the Year for the state of New Jersey in 1970 by the NY Daily News. In 1978 he was honored for Outstanding Contributions to the Coaching Profession by the NJ Interscholastic Coaching Association. Through the decades Jack had the opportunity to coach and mentor thousands of students. His commitment to education led him to earn his Master’s from Seton Hall University. Later in his career Jack became principal of OTHS and finally assistant superintendent before retiring in 1994.
As dedicated as Jack was to his coaching and teaching career, he was 100% committed to his wife Camille and their three daughters, taking them camping across the country, skiing in Vermont or just having picnics and softball games at the local park. Upon retiring Jack and Camille moved to Bethany Beach, Delaware where they realized their lifelong dream of living on the ocean. Their beach house became the gathering place for daughters, sons-in-laws, grandchildren and friends for decades of family fun.
Jack’s later years were spent in Hobe Sound Fl where he and Camille could be found playing 18 holes and sipping cocktails at sunset. His love of Camille and family remained the center of his life until the end. Jack passed after a long fight with Alzheimer’s, which he handled with humor and grace. As time marched on he never stopped smiling and could be found singing to Jimmy Buffet and Sinatra. Jack is survived by his wife of 65 years, Camille Spino Tighe of Hobe Sound Fl, three daughters and sons-in-laws; Susan Tighe Taylor and John of Daufuskie Island SC, Jennifer Tighe Parigian & Thomas of Ocean NJ and Jacqueline Tighe Menzione & Vincent of Jupiter, Fl. Seven grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; Tessa Taylor Trask, William and Tripp, Sabina Parigian Allen and Christian, John Menizone, Camille Taylor Pandolfo, Peter, Sulmona and Edda, Berge Parigian, Sara Parigian and Alexandra Menzione.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Noon on the 10th of February at St. Christophers Church in Hobe Sound FL. Contributions to the OTHS Jack Tighe Athletic Scholarship Fund may be made in Jack’s honor by clicking on this link: https://gofund.me/b40d202b
Evelyn Normandy - APRIL 10, 1932 – JANUARY 26, 2023
Evelyn Normandy - APRIL 10, 1932 – JANUARY 26, 2023 Evelyn Normandy, age 90, of Port St Lucie, Florida, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2023. She was born on April 10, 1932, in Brooklyn, NY, to James and Filomena Montanino, the youngest daughter of seven children.
In addition to her parents, Evelyn was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Michael L. Normandy, and four sisters and two brothers. She is survived by one son, Michael (wife, Margaret) of Savannah, Georgia; two daughters, Renee N. Shane (husband, Ronnie) of Port St. Lucie, Florida; and Michele G. Buscaino (husband, Michael) of St. Petersburg, Florida; and several nieces and nephews. Her warm heart welcomed her nephew Richard Di Lapi as one of her own as raised him throughout the summers. Evelyn had the greatest honor of being the “head flower girl” at Richard’s daughter’s wedding, Jenifer Di Lapi Anderson (husband, Brad).
“Grandma” and “Nonna” to beloved grandchildren, Lacie Normandy Vanderlip (husband, Scotty) of Alpharetta, Georgia and Michael A. Buscaino of Hazel Park, Michigan. Evelyn attended High School in Queens, NY at John Adams High School and was well-remembered as one of the popular “Ko-Kettes.” She remained friends with several of her “Ko-Kette Sisters,” and they enjoyed numerous reunions over the years. Following high school, Evelyn worked as a charette at the Alden Theatre, oftentimes being introduced to celebrities such as Milton Berle, and loved reminiscing about those days. While raising her family, in addition to being involved in many community activities, she served as a 25-year Volunteer at the Boca Raton, FL Humane Society. Because of her dedication and love of animals, Evelyn was awarded the Humane Society Volunteer of the Year for her faithful service. Evelyn enjoyed playing tennis and made numerous trips with her tennis friends to Mexico where they joined with clubs for international play. In addition to tennis, Evelyn also enjoyed golf, kick boxing, spinning, yoga classes, aquacise and her most favorite pastime....riding her “trike.”
A memorable part of Evelyn’s life was working as an assistant for photo shoots in South Florida for notable companies. During these occasions, she became acquainted with many models and celebrities such as Celine Dion, Sophia Vergara, Serena and Venus Williams, Chris Everet, Gianni Versace, Heidi Klum, Gisele Bundchen, Nikki Taylor among others leaving her lasting influence. Evelyn was a devout Christian sharing her love for Jesus to everyone she met. Throughout her life, Evelyn remained active in her church and enjoyed her weekly Ladies Bible Studies. She always surrounded herself with people and was dearly loved by all who knew her. Her strong Christian legacy will remain with all she touched.
A private family burial will be held at South Florida National Cemetery prior to a Celebration of Life that will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 from 2- 5pm at St. Lucie Trails Country Club, 951 SW Country Club Dr, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986. The family would like to invite anyone to share special memories starting at 3pm.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Tri-County Animal Rescue, 21787 Boca Rio Road, Boca Raton, FL, 33433; https://tricountyanimalrescue.com/ or Treasure Coast Hospice, 5000 N.W. Dunn Road, Ft. Pierce, FL 34981;
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycocktradition.com for the Normandy family.
Charles G. Breakstone - JULY 25, 1938 – JANUARY 24, 2023
Charles G. Breakstone - JULY 25, 1938 – JANUARY 24, 2023 Charles Gene Breakstone (aka Charlie, Primo, Gene, Breaker, Precious, CB, Pops) passed away on January 24, 2023, at the age of 84.
He is survived by his loving wife Mary Meyers; his sister June Breakstone and her wife Ro Eakin; his children and their spouses: Joe (Janine),Laura (Bobby), Willie (Melissa); his grandchildren: Lauren (Alex), Joe (Jess), Zachary, Jake, Robert (Tori), Rebecca, Molly, Liam; and his great grandson James.
Charlie graduated from Freeport High School in 1956 after which he attended Hofstra University. After serving in the 82nd Airborne Division, Charlie began his Wall Street career at Ira Haupt
(1962). A year later, Charlie moved to Bache & Company (later to become Prudential Securities), retiring in 1998 as a senior vice president of the Municipal Bond Department.
Upon retirement, Breakstone became a consummate world traveller visiting five continents and over seventy countries, many of them more than once. Closer to home, Primo covered all fifty states as well. Breakstone was a sports enthusiast. He was at old Polo Grounds for his first NY Giants game: Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles (1948). He was there for opening day at Yankee Stadium:
Yankees vs. Washington Senators (1949). In 1962 Charlie became a NY Mets fan and was excited to attend one of the Mets’ five World Series games. He attended the NY Knicks games in their championship season. And he supported the New York Islanders as a proud season box owner from their first game through their four championship seasons.
Jeanette Ferrara - AUGUST 9, 1936 – JANUARY 23, 2023
Jeanette Ferrara - AUGUST 9, 1936 – JANUARY 23, 2023 Jeanette Ferrara, age 86, of Port St Lucie, Florida passed away on Monday, January 23, 2023.
A memorial service for Jeanette will be held Wednesday, January 25, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Aycock Funeral Home, 1504 Southeast Floresta Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34983.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycockportstlucie.com for the Ferrara family.
Bonnie M. Crane - DECEMBER 22, 1944 – JANUARY 21, 2023
Bonnie M. Crane - DECEMBER 22, 1944 – JANUARY 21, 2023Bonnie Mary (Karpinski) Crane of Meriden, CT and Port Saint Lucie, FL, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on January 21, 2023 at the Cleveland Clinic Medical Center after a brief illness.
Born December 22, 1944 in Meriden, CT to the late Frank and Mary (Abata) Karpinski. She graduated from O.H. Platt H.S. in 1963 and married the love of her life Richard S. Crane. In nearly 60 years of marriage they built a beautiful life together centered on family. Bonnie is survived by her two children: Richard F. Crane (Piper) of Atchison, KS and Amy C. Kosienski (Kevin) of Plantsville, CT and her five grandchildren: Erica, Ryan, Delaney, Carlyn, and Rory. Anyone who ever had the pleasure of meeting Bonnie quickly learned that her grandchildren were her greatest joy and source of pride.
Bonnie is also survived by her two sisters, Janice Karpinski of Meriden, CT and Lois Jones of Kure Beach, NC and predeceased by her cherished nephew, Jordan Cardini.
While raising her family, Bonnie went on to earn her BS degree from CCSU. After a long and successful career as the director of personnel at Lori Engineering/KABA High Security, Bonnie became one of the founding members and a director of Valley Bank. Through the years Bonnie was fortunate to have many wonderful coworkers who became more family than friends.
Bonnie (known by most as Meme) was a very special and cherished person. She made new friends everywhere she went. It would be impossible to list all the people Bonnie held close to her heart, cousins who were like sisters, childhood friends of over 70 years, in-laws who were more like siblings, and all their children who she loved like grandchildren, extended family, and treasured neighbors. She was friendly, kind and caring and constantly searching for ways to help those around her. Bonnie was loved so deeply and will be missed by all who knew her.
A celebration of Bonnie’s life will be held at 11:00 am Friday, February 10, 2023 at Aycock at Tradition Life Celebration Center, 12571 SW Tradition Pkwy in Port Saint Lucie. Additional services and burial will be held at a later date in Connecticut, details yet to be determined.
Bonnie was beyond generous and supported many charities throughout her life. St Jude’s Children’s Hospital, American Kidney Foundation and Wounded Warriors were among her favorites. The family asks that in lieu of flowers those who wish to consider making a donation in Bonnie’s honor.
Martin M. Di Maso - OCTOBER 30, 1927 – JANUARY 20, 2023
Martin M. Di Maso - OCTOBER 30, 1927 – JANUARY 20, 2023 It is with great sadness that the family of Martin M. DiMaso Sr. of Stuart, Florida announces his passing on January 20, 2023 at the age of 95. Martin was born on October 30, 1927 in the Bronx, NY to Bartholomew and Philomena DiMaso.
He served honorably in the United States Army Signal Corps during WW II operations. On May 25th, 1952, Martin married the love of his life, Evelyn at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church in the Bronx, NYC. Evelyn predeceased him in 2014.
Following his Army Service, Martin worked for NY Telephone and AT&T for over 30 years. A longtime resident of Cortlandt Manor NY, he also volunteered his service in the town’s Civil Defense Communications Department. Later, Martin and his wife Evelyn retired in Stuart, Florida.
Martin will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather and husband who enjoyed “Ham Radio” and volunteered in community service.
Martin is survived by his four sons Bart and his wife Joan; Keith and his wife Deidra; Martin Jr. and his wife Toni Anne and Kenneth and his wife Paula. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
Family and Friends will gather to honor Martin's life at Yorktown Funeral Home in Yorktown NY.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.youngandprill.com for the di Maso family.
Anita Caroline Sennott - MARCH 20, 1929 – JANUARY 14, 2023
Anita Caroline Sennott - MARCH 20, 1929 – JANUARY 14, 2023 Anita Caroline Sennott, age 93, of Port St Lucie, Florida passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2023.
A memorial mass for Anita will be held Saturday, January 28, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 350 NW California Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34986.
Anita was born to John and Anna (Koestner) Kruse in Waterloo, Illinois, on March 20, 1929. The youngest of six children, she grew up on her parents’ farm and attended Waterloo public schools. On April 20, 1949, she married her sweetheart, Harry Ziebold Sennott, also of Waterloo. Harry’s job with Cyclone Fence/U.S. Steel took the young couple to Saint Louis, Missouri; Wichita, Kansas; and Kansas City, Missouri. Eventually, they settled west of Chicago in Glendale Heights, Illinois, where they raised their five children.
Anita was an accomplished seamstress who enjoyed sewing for her children (including Easter dresses, daughter Jenny’s wedding dress, and daughter Betsey’s junior high cheerleading uniforms). She also was active as a volunteer with Harry for the Knights of Columbus and the PTA. In the 1960s, Anita founded the first Campfire Girls club in Glendale Heights. All four of her young daughters became Campfire Girls and have fond memories of the civic and social activities, crafts, and field trips Anita organized.
In 1980, after their children had graduated from high school, Anita and Harry relocated to Kissimmee, Florida, where they lived for many happy years exploring their new home state and enjoying the Florida sunshine. Anita embarked on a retail career at Walt Disney World (WDW), in Orlando, Florida, where she was a “cast member” at shops in the Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, and Disney Studios. She hosted her children, grandchildren, and extended family at WDW many times during her years there. After retiring from Disney and relocating first to Boca Raton and later to Port Saint Lucie, Anita remained an enthusiastic Disney fan, making trips back to WDW whenever she could.
Anita was predeceased by her husband, Harry; her parents; siblings Arthur, Walter, Charles, Ervin, and Hubert Kruse; daughter Jackie Churchill (Andy); and son-in-law Wayne Pfeffer (Jenny). She leaves behind children Jenny, Bonnie, Betsey, and Tom (Alice); son-in-law Andy Churchill; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many friends and extended family members. Anita’s warmth, sense of humor, and enthusiasm for life will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
For those wishing to make memorial donations in Anita’s honor, the family suggests giving to Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School, Waterloo, Illinois.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycocktradition.com for the Sennott family.
Roberta Joanne Bock - APRIL 30, 1935 – JANUARY 14, 2023
Roberta Joanne Bock - APRIL 30, 1935 – JANUARY 14, 2023 On Saturday, January 14, 2023, Roberta (“Bobbie”) Joanne Leavitt Bocko, loving wife and mother, passed away at the age of 87 after a long struggle with pulmonary fibrosis.
Bobbie was born on April 30, 1935 in Billerica, Massachusetts. She married her best friend and neighbor since Kindergarten, Frederick Walter Bocko, on October 16, 1955. She was the proud mother of three, Frederick, Jr, Daniel, and Elizabeth, grandmother to 15, and great-grandmother to one. She is survived by her husband Fred as well as her sister Margaret, all her children, grandchildren, and great grandchild.
More than anything, Bobbie cherished her family (and the color purple). She was also a loyal and devoted friend to many. A gifted poet and letter-writer, she enjoyed staying in daily communications with family and friends alike through her thoughtful Grandpad emails.
Bobbie’s Catholic faith was extremely important to her and she frequently prayed for the intercession of St. Jude. She was well known for her generous heart and enjoyed giving gifts. She was especially well known for her love-infused embroidered mementos for those special to her.
A funeral Mass for Bobbie will be held on 02/03/23 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 930 SW Tunis Ave., Port St. Lucie, FL 34953. A reception with light refreshments will follow from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. at Aycock Funeral Home, 1504 Southeast Floresta Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34983
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in person or online at Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. If you choose to contribute, please indicate “In memory of Roberta Bocko for the Capital Campaign” in the memo line of your check or the note area online.
Rose L Simon - JULY 21, 1943 – JANUARY 13, 2023
Rose L Simon - JULY 21, 1943 – JANUARY 13, 2023Rose L Simon, age 79, of Port Saint Lucie, Florida passed away on Friday, January 13, 2023. Rose was born in Haiti.
A funeral service for Rose will be held Saturday, January 28, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM at Kingdom Hall of Jensen Beach, 1460 NW Britt Rd, Stuart, FL 34994.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycockportstlucie.com for the Simon family.
John Francis Keenan - FEBRUARY 17, 1933 – JANUARY 13, 2023
John Francis Keenan - FEBRUARY 17, 1933 – JANUARY 13, 2023 John Francis Keenan, age 89, of Port St Lucie, Florida passed away on Friday, January 13, 2023.
John F. Keenan aka ("Jack") was a real estate broker in Rhode Island where he was born. Jack moved to Florida in 1967 and joined the Broward County Building and Zoning Dept. as a Zoning Inspector(retired). Jack is a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Jack is survived by his wife, Ursula Keenan and their five children; Roberta Schmidt of Indiana; Linda Riley of Texas; Paula Keenan of Port St. Lucie. FL; John F. Keenan, Jr of Palm City, FL; and Michael J. Keenan of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL.
A visitation will be held on Monday, January 23, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Aycock Funeral Home 1504 Southeast Floresta Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34983. A catholic blessing service for John will be held from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. A lunch reception will the follow from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.
A cemetery committal for Jack will occur Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 12:30pm at Evergreen Cemetery, 1300 SE Tenth Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315.
John Monsour Nehra - July 11, 1922 - January 12, 2023
John Monsour Nehra - July 11, 1922 - January 12, 2023 John Monsour Nehra, MD was born on July 11, 1922 in Detroit to Sharifa and Antonius “Tom” Nehra. He was a long time resident of Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan and Stuart, Florida. While attending Catholic Central High School and later the University of Detroit, he helped with his family’s grocery business. He was the first of his family to attend university.
He continued his education at Marquette University’s Medical School and graduated in 1947. Lightning struck when he met Teresa “Terry” Bolus of Windsor, Ontario. They were married on November 4, 1946. Their deep devotion and love for each other endured through decades of marriage. Terry survives John who died on January 12 of this year.
John, “Monte,” finished his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Detroit. He went on to set up a private practice on the eastside. He maintained staff priviledges at Bon Secours, St John and Cottage hospitals.
Monte and Terry had three children in rapid succession Anthony, John, and DeAnne. Four years later Paul was born. With the help of Simon and Nora Bolus (John’s in-laws) and Teresa, he was able to focus on building his practice.
John ultimately became the founding president of Eastside Gynecology and Obstetrics, also serving for a time as Chief of Staff at Bon Secours Hospital in Grosse Pointe. He was a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists throughout his professional career.
John excelled as a skilled Obstetrician-Gynecologist, but was more skilled as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed his work life, but especially enjoyed his retirement, which allowed more time for golf, family and friends. His three sons and brother in law were his favorite golf partners. He also dabbled in the kitchen making his unrivaled hummus and carefully rolled grape leaves. He reveled in family celebrations, be it a Sunday dinner or a milestone anniversary, always leading family meals with enthusiastic toasts and Grace.
“The Doctor,” as he was affectionately called, and Terry, were especially close to Rose-Anne (Teresa’s sister) and Dr. Michael Michael.
John was predeceased by two brothers George and Sam, and another brother, Frances, who died in infancy.
He is survived by his wife, sisters in law Rose-Anne and Priscilla, four children, Anthony (Carlene), John (Susan), DeAnne (Jeff), and Paul (Jane Ann). Additionally nine grandchildren, Terese, Anthony, Lauren (Kehar), Katie, Josh (Michelle), Clare (Andy), Anne, Mary, and Katherine, and ten great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.
A devoted Catholic throughout his lifetime, John attended daily Mass until his health declined. He was a founding member of Our Lady Star of the Sea in Grosse Pointe Woods. John was able to actively enjoy his 100th birthday celebration surrounded by his loving family.
The family was blessed to be introduced to Lois Murdock in 2017. Her loving care and devotion allowed John and Teresa to live gracefully and together in their home. The family also acknowledges all the other caregivers under Lois’ leadership.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January, 20, 2023 at 10:30 am, at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church, 12001 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, Stuart Chapel. Online condolences and expressions of sympathy can be made by visiting https://Martin-Funeral.com.
Memorial contributions in loving memory of John can be made to St. Christopher Catholic Church in Hobe Sound, FL, the St. Bonaventure Capuchin Monastery in Detroit and the Mariner Sands Chapel Benevolence of Stuart, FL.
Ruben N Calas - MARCH 21, 1967 – JANUARY 8, 2023
Ruben N Calas - MARCH 21, 1967 – JANUARY 8, 2023 Ruben N Calas, age 55, of Port St Lucie, Florida passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2023.
A visitation for Ruben will be held Friday, January 13, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Aycock Funeral Home, 1504 Southeast Floresta Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34983. Following the visitation will be a graveside service from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM at Rolling Oaks Cemetery, 2200 SW Del Rio Blvd, Port St Lucie, FL 34953.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycockportstlucie.com for the Calas family.
Susanne Marie Sopko - JULY 8, 1965 – JANUARY 6, 2023
Susanne Marie Sopko - JULY 8, 1965 – JANUARY 6, 2023 Susanne “Susie” [Patton] Sopko, 57, of Sharpsville, PA & Jensen Beach FL, passed away peacefully on January 6th 2023, with her daughters by her side, after a brief but mighty battle with cancer. She is survived by her parents, Wade Thomas “Potsy” & Anna Mary Patton; her daughters Vincenzia Sopko & Alana [David] Pustay; brothers Thomas [Shelly] Patton, Timothy [Whitney] Patton. She was a loving aunt to Anthony, Angelina & Antonia Patton as well as Ja’Naya, Geno & Isabella Dunder.
Susanne graduated from Duquesne University in 1988 with a degree in Pharmacy and authored a column in the Sharon Herald called “Ask the Pharmacist”. She was awarded Kmart Pharmacist of the Year in 1992, as well as PharMerica Consultant Pharmacist of the Year in 2004. With PharMerica, Susanne grew her career to include the roles of Manager of Clinical Operations & Regional Director of Pharmacy before retiring to Jensen Beach, FL in 2014, where the next and greatest chapter of her life began. In 2015, Susie opened Life Beautifier: Home Staging & Décor with her cousin, friend and business partner, Jessica Zyak. Since its inception, LB Designs has been featured on the HGTV shows “We Bought the Farm'' and “Ugliest Houses in America”.
Although Susanne had an extremely successful career, her greatest passion in life was family. She was a loving, supportive mother and was extremely proud of her daughters. From a young age, Susanne wanted to be a mom, specifically a mom to girls, which came so naturally to her that she continued to pick up “daughters” throughout her life. Susanne was the “second mom” to countless girls, including, Brittni, Larissa, Kylie, Antonia, Robbie and many more. Although she focused on her daughters, she did pick up a son along the way, Mavis, who she trusted with not only her life but her daughter, Alana’s heart. Susanne poured endless love and support into others, and will forever be remembered as selfless, generous, genuine and warm.
The full picture of Susie would not be complete without mentioning that she was an extremely loyal friend and she never kept score, once she decided you were important to her, nothing would change that. Lifelong friendships include; Jane, Elaine, Lori, Rhoda, Connie, Patti, Pam and again, many more. In addition to the human kind, Sue’s best friend was a shih-tzu toy-poodle mix named Milton, who accompanied her on her travels, visiting over 9 countries by her side.
Susanne loved unconditionally, was easy going and had a style that would be difficult to duplicate. She had a wonderful sense of humor and in that way, she was her father’s daughter. She was confident, took risks, and lived life to the fullest. Susie was unapologetically herself and we are all the better for it.
Susanne was a member of the Board of Directors for the Shenango Valley Children’s Transplant Fund from 1998-2006. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be sent to First National Bank at 3320 E State Street, Hermitage PA 16148, ATTN: SVCTF.
Other Charitable Organizations include:
The Wills Eye Center at: https://www.willseye.org/giving/give-now/
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at: https://givenow.lls.org/give/342076/#!/donation/checkout
Esther J. Gannon-Picano - March 27, 1923 - January 5, 2023
Esther J. Gannon-Picano - March 27, 1923 - January 5, 2023 Esther, of Port St. Lucie, FL and Greenville, RI, was born on March 27, 1923, in Providence, RI to her parents Thomas Gannon and Theodora Quelette-Gannon of Middletown, RI.
She is survived by her daughter Donna C. Picano-Mosesian and son-in-law Harry J. Mosesian of Port St. Lucie, FL, her grandson Grant James Mosesian and his wife Brooke D. Mosesian of Coventry, RI, her sister Margaret Chretien of Portsmouth, RI, and many nieces and nephews.
Esther was preceded in death by her sister Madelyn, and her brothers Leo, Thomas, and Robert.
Funeral Service for Esther will be held at All County Funeral Home, 1616 SE Port Saint Lucie Boulevard, in Port Saint Lucie, on Thursday, January 12, 2023, at 1:00 PM. Visitation for family and friends will begin at 12:00 PM. Burial will follow the service at Rolling Oaks Cemetery, 2200 SW Del Rio Boulevard in Port Saint Lucie at 2:30 PM.
Carol Sue De Stephan - DECEMBER 2, 1943 – JANUARY 4, 2023
Carol Sue De Stephan - DECEMBER 2, 1943 – JANUARY 4, 2023 Carol Sue De Stephan, age 79, of Stuart, Florida passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2023.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycockjensenbeach.com for the De Stephan family.
Francesco "Frank" DiMeo - February 19, 1947 - January 4, 2023
Francesco "Frank" DiMeo - February 19, 1947 - January 4, 2023 Francesco “Frank” DiMeo, 75, of Port St. Lucie and formerly from Lake Worth Florida, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, unexpectedly.
Frank was born in Procida, Italy to Arturo and Luisa (nèe Esposito) DiMeo, moved to the US and became a United States citizen and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and Germany. He was a business owner of multiple automotive repair businesses in Brooklyn and Florida. Frank, recently retired, enjoyed spending time with his family and preparing those special Italian dinners. Most of all he loved looking after his grandson Knox.
Frank is survived by his loving wife, Lili DiMeo of Port St. Lucie, and their daughter, Taylor, husband Stephen Koppelman, their son Knox with one grandson on the way, all of Port St. Lucie, FL. He is also survived by his brothers Gino, wife Palma DiMeo of Brooklyn, NY, Joseph, wife Pat DiMeo of New Port Richey, FL and Jerry, wife Barbara DiMeo of Staten Island, NY, many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews as well as many friends.
A Visitation and Evening Prayer Vigil will be held on Monday, January 9, 2023, from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm with Father Jack Barrow officiating at the Stuart Chapel of Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, 961 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at 11:00 am at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 2100 SE Cove Road, Stuart, FL with Father Jack Barrow officiating. A Burial with full U.S. Army Honors will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 11:00 am at South Florida National Cemetery, 6501 FL 7, Lake Worth, FL.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations in loving memory of Frank can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted into the care of Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, Stuart Chapel.
Online condolences and expressions of sympathy can be made by visiting https://Martin-Funeral.com.
Peter K. Murray - May 20, 1943 - January 03, 2023
PETER K MURRAY - May 20, 1943 - January 03, 2023Peter Kiely Murray passed away peacefully on January 3, 2023 surrounded by his loving family in Hospice after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease at the Veteran’s Military Hospital in West Palm Beach Florida.
Peter served in the United States Marine Corps and served in Vietnam. He was born on May 20th 1943 in New York City and raised in Port Washington, Long Island. He grew up on the water and loved boating. Peter met the love of his life, Peggy Donovan in New York. Two years later they were married on June 30th 1973 and moved to Boca Raton, Florida. This is where they raised their four children. He was very active in the Catholic Church and enjoyed playing tennis and golf.
He is survived by his wife Peggy of 49 years and four children. Timothy(Julie) Murray of Canton Georgia, Katherine(Tony)Broadway of Haughton Louisiana, Michael(Brittny) Murray of Palm City Florida and Kevin Murray of Boca Raton Florida, and 8 beautiful granddaughters.
A funeral service will be held on Friday January 6th 2023 at 10:00 A.M. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 1454 SW Mapp Rd, Palm City, Fl 34990.
Gwendolyn Inez Thompson - January 3, 1937 - January 3, 2023
Gwendolyn Inez Thompson - January 3, 1937 - January 3, 2023 Gwendolyn died on her 86th birthday at her home in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. She was a retired Elementary School Principal in Kokomo, Indiana.
She was born in Sedalia, Missouri, where she was educated and earned her Master’s Degree. She is a Silver Star member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Psi Pi Omega chapter in Stuart, Florida.
She loved her social activities and had membership in groups such as South Florida Friends, Birthday Club, Couples Club and several other social groups. She always had a beautiful smile when she would meet and greet someone. She was a wonderful and loving person.
Aja Mer Morgan - JULY 26, 1991 – JANUARY 2, 2023
Aja Mer Morgan - JULY 26, 1991 – JANUARY 2, 2023 Aja Mer Morgan, age 31, of Jensen Beach, Florida passed away on Monday, January 2, 2023. Our bright shining star has relocated to Heaven. The world has lost a kind and gentle soul. RIP Aja Mer Morgan 1991-2023
We love you, Mom, Wesley and Kyla
In lieu of flowers, please make donations payable to https://www.eraf.org/
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycockjensenbeach.com for the Morgan family.
John Schoper - July 23, 1956 - January 2, 2023
John Schoper - July 23, 1956 - January 2, 2023 John Bradley Schoper was born on July 23,1956 in Springfield, MN to Walter J. and Dolores J. (Domine) Schoper. At the time, he won recognition for being the largest baby born at that hospital, weighing in at almost 11 pounds! He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church, grew up on his family’s dairy farm, and graduated from Storden-Jeffers High School in 1974. John attended the University of Minnesota in Morris, MN for two years before transferring to U of MN in Minneapolis where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Agronomy.
While in Minneapolis, he met Heidi Wunsch and they married in September 1976. John adopted Heidi’s daughter, Rachel, and together they had 3 additional children: Sarah, Grace, and Christian. John continued his studies, receiving both a master’s degree and PhD from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and upon graduating he and his family lived in Ohio for a brief period of time before moving to Iowa where he resided for many years. In 2011, John and Heidi ended their marriage.
John was a world traveler and lover of adventure - he even climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2003. Besides corn, John had a lifelong interest in growing plants, particularly flowers. As a child, he would study the Park’s Seed Catalog when it arrived and choose something new and exotic to start from seed. He was fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese and worked in Brazil from 2003 to 2011 before returning to the United States and living in St. Louis, MO.
In 2013, John married Marta Lourenco, and together with her two teenage children, Rebeca and Gabriel, they made a home first in California and then in 2017 in Florida. John was diagnosed with vascular dementia in November, 2020 and lived his last years with Marta by his side, caring for him until he passed away on January 2nd, 2023.
John leaves behind his wife, Marta; his 4 children: Rachel (Cort), Sarah (John Nathan), Grace, Christian (Katie); 2 stepchildren: Rebeca, Gabriel; 5 grandchildren: Freya, Rowan, Joel, Gregory, Beau; 2 brothers: Wayne and Tom; 3 sisters: Christine (Steve), Mary (Reed), and Noreen (David); as well as many cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
Blessed be the memory of John B. Schoper.
Sidney W Dingman - JULY 20, 1933 – JANUARY 1, 2023
Sidney W Dingman - JULY 20, 1933 – JANUARY 1, 2023 Sidney Wallace Dingman Sr of Stuart, FL passed away on January 1, 2023 at Orchid Cove Nursing Home, he was 89. Sidney was born in Andover, OH to the late Wallace & Betty Dingman. He graduated from Williamsfield High School. He started working for the railroad in 1952 & retired as an engineer in 1995. He also worked as a meat cutter for many years.
He lived life to the fullest and befriended many people over the years. He was an Eagle Scout and was involved with the Order of the Arrow. He was part of a group that learned, performed & taught Native American culture, Oglewanagi Dancers. He was a master craftsman and won many awards for his work. He sang with a drum, Red Bird Singers and Red Bird Jr Singers. He loved scuba diving, hunting, singing karaoke and even acted in a few plays. He was a great mentor to many.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his granddaughters Samantha Jo Lenihan, Emily Erin Lenihan, sister-in-law Ann Dingman.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Sally Dingman, daughter Amy Lauer of Buffalo, NY, daughter Terri (Jerry) Lenihan of Council Bluffs, IA, son Jody Dingman of Columbia, PA, son Sidney W (Debra) Dingman Jr of Knoxville, TN and daughter Trudy Anderson of Fort Pierce , FL, 10 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Brothers Ned Dingman, Jerry (Sharon) Dingman, Andrew Dingman, sisters Jill (Paul) Rooney, Betsy Boundy and Betty Ann Dingman.
Catharine M Lincoln - MAY 16, 1927 – JANUARY 1, 2023
Catharine M Lincoln - MAY 16, 1927 – JANUARY 1, 2023 Catharine M. (Deeds) Lincoln, 95, died January 1, 2023, at Vitas Hospice in Port St. Lucie, FL. She was born in Reading, PA to Sophie and Isaac Deeds. She grew up in Laureldale, PA but lived most of her life in Florida—first in Homestead and then in Stuart.
Catharine spent many years as a Red Cross volunteer and bookkeeper for the Homestead Air Force Base Thrift Shop. She was a member of Stuart Congregational Church.
While she may have passed on, the memories we made with her will always live on within us. We thank her for her sacrifices, care, and concern, her love, her great generosity, and everything that she did for us as a family. She is now reunited with Pop and the Lord.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband Harvey, to whom she was married for 63 years; her brother Donald Deeds; and her sister Dorothy Fritz. She is survived by her son, Harvey Jr. and wife Natalie of Port St. Lucie, FL.; daughter, Marcia and husband Kirk of Newtown, PA.; and grandchildren Jacob (Tara and Bella), Monica, Emily, and Veronica; sisters-in-law Joan Lincoln and Louise Deeds and many nieces and nephews. Service and inurnment will be at a later date at Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Pennsylvania.
Monte Solazzi - November 23, 1936 - January 1, 2023
Monte Solazzi - November 23, 1936 - January 1, 2023 Monte J. Solazzi passed away January 1, 2023. He was born in New York City, New York in 1936. There he was raised and is also where he founded his business of spectroscopy manufacturing. As his company grew, he moved the business down to Stuart, Florida in 1995.
Monte’s successful 50 year old company is still manufacturing locally here in Palm City, Florida, and has made important contributions to the expansive field of spectroscopy with his numerous patents and trademarks. He was an accomplished scientist, inventor, engineer, and artist. In his professional and personal life, Monte J. Solazzi inspired hearts and minds. Always having a jovial story to tell, Monte left smiles and laughs wherever he went.
He is survived by his wife and children, grand children and great grand child.
Joseph Slawitschka - February 6, 1939 - January 1, 2023
Joseph Slawitschka - February 6, 1939 - January 1, 2023 Joseph Slawitschka, 83, passed away, peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on January 1, 2023. He is survived by his love of 61 years, Anneliese, son Gary, daughter-in-law Maureen, daughter Lora, and grandsons Gerhardt and Kurt.
Born in Satnica, Croatia and raised in Graz, Austria, Joe immigrated to the United States via Chicago, IL in 1956, with his mother, Maria, and brothers Paul and Rudi. Joe returned to Austria and married his love, Anneliese, and they were married in 1961. In 1971, Joe moved his family to Ouray, CO where he was a successful businessman and operated the Ouray Chalet Inn until 2001.
Joe was an ambitious, hard working man that loved the outdoors. Tending to his grass, flowers and trees were his passion.
A Memorial will be held January 7, 2023 at 10:30 AM, Forest Hills Memorial, Palm City, FL.
In lieu of flowers, consider planting a tree or flowers in memory of Joe.
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.