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Michael Martin Abbruscato, 66, peacefully went to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, surrounded by his family and friends at his home in Palm Coast, Fla.
Michael was born on Thursday, June 17, 1943, in Bridgeport, Conn., to the late Michael Joseph and Lila S. (Terwilliger) Abbruscato. Mr. Abbruscato proudly served his country, faithfully in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was an E-5 sergeant at Camp Lejeune, Ammo Company, in North Carolina having served in the Vietnam War.
He was employed as a supervisor at Avco Textron Lycoming in Stratford, Conn., for 32 years and was a previous co-owner/operator of Spanky's Pizza House II in St. Augustine, Fla., for 10 years.
Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by signing Michael's guest book online at www.WattsFuneralHomes.com.
Mr. Abbruscato is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Daisy R. Abbruscato of Palm Coast; daughters, Terri-Lynn Scinto and Mikaela Abbruscato, both of Palm Coast, and Janice Marie Lane of Meriden, Conn.; son by choice, D. Michael Lane of Meriden, Conn.; brothers, Charles Richard Abbruscato and wife, Nancy, of Viera, Fla., and James Abbruscato and wife, Karen, of Hamden, Conn.; sister, Lollie Carpinelli and husband, Tony, of Crescent City, Fla.; grandchildren, Tyler, Zackery, Michael, EmmaLee, Nathan and Jake. Many co-workers, including Stanley Kujuc and Bradley Marshall; many other relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.
A celebration of Michael's life will be 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at Watts Funeral Home Chapel in San Mateo, Fla. Military Honors will be bestowed by the Marine Corps.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Watts Funeral Homes Inc., San Mateo, Florida.
(St Augustine Record, 09/03/09)
Lois Marie Abbott, 82, passed away at her home on Aug. 29, 2009.
She is survived by her two daughters, Sharon Stiffler (Harry) and Linda Abbott; two grandchildren, Trisha Smith (Dan) and Jason Pinoni (Brittany); three great-grandchildren, Dominic Porter, Jillian Carr and Lia Smith; and three brothers, Arnold, Peter and Robert Woods.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Craig Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at Craig Memorial Park.
Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park. (St Augustine Record, 09/01/09)
Born July 6, 1927 - Died Dec 12, 2008
Philip Joseph Abood, 80, a Jacksonville native, died on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at his home in St. Augustine.
Dr. Abood was preceded in death by his parents, Alice and Isaar N. "Richard" Abood. He served honorably in the United States Coast Guard from 1951-1954. He graduated from Georgetown University and Georgetown University Dental School.
In 1961 he moved his family to Jacksonville to open his dental practice marking the beginning of 45 years of dedication to his patients, their families and the Jacksonville community.
During this time he served on the Georgetown Dental Alumni Board, the Board of Governors, and he was a member of the American Dental Association, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a distinguished recipient of the Apollonian Award.
He co-authored one of the first software programs for Dental Office Management, was vice chairman of the Florida Dental Association Peer Review, chairman of the Jacksonville Medical Center Division of Dentistry, General Practice Residency for the University of Florida College of Dentistry.
Dr. Abood was the founder of the Jacksonville Dental Mutual Aid Society. He was instrumental in introducing and educating dentists in Florida on the use of nitrous oxide as a form of sedation. Dr. Abood was a 4th degree Knight with Our Lady Queen of the Knights Assembly 2679, a Eucharistic minister and a faithful servant of the Catholic Church.
He was a devoted husband to his wife of 59 years, Patricia, St. Augustine. He is also survived by his children, Peter (Debi) Abood, Wichita, Kan., Dr. Mark (Theresa) Abood, Jacksonville, Trish (Kirt) Wightman, Hoschton, Ga., Stephany (Earle) Lantz, St. Augustine, Laura (Greg) den Boef, Jacksonville; two sisters, Barbara Sledjeski, Centreville, Va., Rosemary Lyon, Mansfield, Conn.; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at San Jose Catholic Church. A visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. will precede the services. The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers and Community Hospice of NE Florida for the loving care they gave him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 and Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville, 1050 N. Davis St., Jacksonville, FL 32209. St. Johns Family Funeral Home, St. Augustine, is in charge of arrangements.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on August 30, 2011 )
Terry E. Abrams, 63, a resident of St. Augustine since 2000, died Sept. 10, 2010, at the Earl B. Hadlow Center. He previously lived on Long Island, where he was raised and showed AKC-registered German Shepherds. He also enjoyed playing guitar, singing, dancing, and playing darts.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 13 South Dixie Highway. Terry is survived by his mother, Estelle; brothers, Larry and Bruce, Long Island, N.Y., Jack of Stephens City, Va., Daniel Gwizdak, Jacksonville; sister, Barbara Kelly; biological mother, Mabel Gwizdak, both of St. Augustine; children, Donny and Danny of New York; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Abrams. St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, September 19, 2010)
Ghassan AbuJaber made his final passage at Flagler Hospital on Jan. 13, 2012. He was 77 years old.
There will be an informal memorial gathering at 691 Red House Branch Road, St. Augustine, on Tuesday, Jan. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be sent to The MDS Foundation at www.MDS-Foundation.org.
For complete obituary see www.craigfuneralhome.com.
Published in St. Augustine Record on January 17, 2012
Robert Anthony Accetta, 68, passed away at his residence on Aug. 25, 2012. He was born in Boston, Mass., on May 22, 1944. He was a resident of St. Augustine, Fla., for 22 years.
Robert is survived by his wife, Cindy; daughter, Michelle; former wife, Lisa; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Richard; mother-in-law, Betty Eberhardt; step-son, James Nefler; and two brothers-in-law, Gilbert Fagans and David Nefler.
A visitation will be Friday 5-8 p.m. at Craig Funeral Home. Flowers are gratefully accepted. Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park is in charge of arrangements.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on August 29, 2012)
Helen Acerro passed away peacefully at her home with her family at her side, on Sunday, June 28, 2009.
Born in New York City, Helen moved to Florida in 1979.
She is survived by her niece, Nan Corrado, husband, Tommy, and their children, Kelly, Matt and Joey.
A Memorial Mass is planned at St. Anastasia Church in August. Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park is assisting the family.
(St Augustine Record, 07/11/09)
Mariano "Julio" Acevedo, 52, of St. Augustine, passed away at the Bailey Family Center for Caring on Oct. 14, 2011.
He was born in Puerto Rico and moved to St. Augustine 30 years ago where he worked as a commercial fisherman and brick and block mason. Mariano had a love for live and the sea.
He is survived by his companion of 13 years, Alicia Moreno; his son, Mariano "Tony" Acevedo; stepsons, David and Ruben; and four grandchildren, all of St. Augustine.
Funeral Services will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at St. Johns Family Funeral Home with Deacon Jim Swanson officiating. A visitation beginning at 6 p.m. will precede the service. In lieu of flowers, monetary donations to assist the family with funeral expenses are appreciated. Donations may be sent to: Alicia Moreno, P.O. Box 2143, St. Augustine, Fla. 32084 St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
(Published in St. Augustine Record on October 16, 2011 )
On Oct. 25, 2010, after 97 years of living life to its fullest, Margaret B. Ackland of St. Augustine has passed on to take her rightful place among the angels. Margaret led a life dedicated to family, church and service to others. She will be missed deeply by her family and friends but leaves behind the memory of an inspirational life of loving and caring for others.
Born April 12, 1913, to a farming family in Viborg, S.D., Margaret developed a love of nature and all growing things that continued through her long life. She was well known for taking care of plants and "weeds" alike in her gardening efforts. While working for the U.S. Government during World War II, Margaret met and married George Fredrick Ackland, eventually making their home outside Rochelle, Ill., where they spent many happy years farming and raising their three children. Miami, Fla., became Margaret"s home in 1957. There she worked as a legal secretary to the attorney general and a circuit court judge, as well as working beside her husband in managing their apartment business. Upon retiring to St. Augustine in 1981, Margaret began her volunteerism in earnest.
In 2006, Catholic Charities bestowed the Good Samaritan Award on Margaret in recognition of her many years in the Flagler Hospital Auxiliary, where she worked in outpatient surgery, eventually topping 5,500 hours of service. Margaret was also a member of the volunteer corps at the St. Johns County Council on Aging. Her service there included helping with the celebrity breakfasts, bingo and delivering Meals on Wheels for 15 years. Her nomination noted that she goes above and beyond in delivering meals, as she "brightens the seniors" day, chats with them and checks on their well-being." Margaret is a long-standing member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church and worked with the Rosary Guild and Church Guides for many years. She also served for 10 years on the board at Pelican Inlet Condominiums.
She is survived by her son, Marvin, and wife Kay; her daughter, Kay Benford, and husband Mac; grandsons, Matthew Ackland and Wade Benford; sister-in-law, Rita Goodhope; and many loving nieces and nephews. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, George, son, Steve, and grandson, Brian, as well as her four brothers and sisters. Our hearts are heavy with her loss, but her legacy of strength and caring will be with us always. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margaret's name to the Tranquility Garden at Flagler Hospital Health Care Foundation.
A Catholic Mass will be celebrated in her honor at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at St Anastasia Catholic Church. A memorial service will also be held at the Pavilion, her home for the past five years, 161-B Marine St., at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, 2010. St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, October 28, 2010)
Raymond William "Randy" Ackley, St. Augustine, died Feb. 6, 2011 at the Bailey Center for Caring. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., and has resided in St. Augustine for the past 20 years, moving here from Philadelphia. Randy was a self employed painting contractor. He was an accomplished drummer and played in various bands throughout Philadelphia. He had a big heart and was the type of person who would do anything for anybody.
Memorial services will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 9, 2011 at St. Johns Family Funeral Home with The Rev. Pat Turner-Sharpton, officiating. A visitation, beginning at 5 p.m., will precede the services. Flowers are gratefully declined and those wishing may make a contribution in his memory to the Bailey Center for Caring, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257.
He is survived by his wife, Angie Crosby Ackley, St. Augustine; mother, Margaret "Peg" Ackley, Philadelphia, Pa.; two sisters, Rita Ackley, Pennsylvania, Margaret "Peggy" Ackley, Philadelphia; two brothers, George and James Ackley, Philadelphia; two step-daughters, Madison Crosby, Jessica Wilson, both of St. Augustine; three nephews, Andre, James, and Gage Ackley; one niece, Nora Ackley; and a host of other extended family. St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, February 8, 2011)
Betty Sue Griffin Acosta died peacefully, June 27, 2009, in the McGraw Center for Caring, following a short illness.
She was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. James B. Griffin and since 1938 was raised in St. Augustine, where she attended St. Joseph Academy and Ketterlinus High School. She is survived by her sister, Carolina Griffin Moreau; her three children, Susan Page Acosta-Peeler and Michael, Clayton Acosta and Patsy, and Robbin Brooke Acosta Tanner Chris; grandchildren, Jennifer White and Dave, Andrew Acosta-Peeler, Emmalee Page Acosta-Tanner, Amber, Cullen and Easton Acosta; great-grandchildren, Mary Page, John, Freddie, Katie and Andy White.
(St Augustine Record, 07/26/09)
Charles "Chuck" C. Aquino, 81, of St. Augustine, Fla., formerly of Williamsville, N.Y., died on Jan. 26, 2014, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
He was the son of the late Joseph and Josephine Aquino.
Chuck was born on Aug. 24, 1932, in Paterson, N.J., and graduated from Eastside Paterson High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business education at William Paterson College, and a Master of Arts degree in education from Montclair State University. He then served as a navigator in the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1958, retiring with the rank of captain. While serving in the Air Force, Chuck was stationed in Nashville, Tenn., where he married the former Jo Ann Walsh.
Upon his return to New Jersey, Chuck taught history and business at River Dell High School in Oradell, N.J., from 1958 to 1966. After earning a Ph.D. in education in 1968 from Syracuse University, Chuck taught at Buffalo State College, first as professor of communication and media, and later, as professor of journalism. He completed fellowships at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the University of Indiana, Bloomington, and from 1966 to 1969 held a summer term visiting professorship at the University of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
During his two sabbaticals from Buffalo State, Chuck wrote for the Buffalo News and The St. Augustine Record. During his Buffalo years Chuck participated in the Amherst Male Glee Club, organized the Uncle Charlie's Ski Club and was a public relations consultant for the Clarence Public Schools, among other activities. After retiring from Buffalo State in 1994, Chuck followed his dream of living by the ocean in St. Augustine, Fla. In his retirement years, Chuck enthusiastically sang with a number of choral groups, including the St. Augustine Community Chorus, The Big Orange Chorus of Jacksonville and The Chancel Choir of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, Fla. He loved the ocean, traveling, his daily two-mile swims and 25-mile bike rides, debating with his friends in the Socrates Club, having a good laugh and his beloved grandchildren.
Chuck is survived by his former wife, Jo Ann; daughters, Diane Aquino and Theresa (Robert) Fisk; sons, Christopher Aquino and Michael Aquino; and grandchildren, Jonathan, Abby and Ben Fisk, and Lyra, Owen and Eli Aquino. Services will be private. Memorial Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Lewy Body Dementia Association, Inc. Online condolences may be left at http://cincinnaticremationsociety.com/obituaries/. Cremation Society of Greater Cincinnati serving the family.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on Feb. 2, 2014)
Robert G. "Tennessee Bob" Adair, 64, passed away at Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, FL on April 29, 2014. He was born in Franklin, Tenn., and has resided in St. Augustine for the past 40 years. Robert was a member and past Worshipful Master of Ashlar Masonic Lodge #98 and a member of Sons of Confederate Veterans. Tennessee had many friends in St. Augustine of whom he had thought the world of and them of him. He was employed by Bozard Ford for many years and was a good friend to the Bozard family. Tennessee will be sorely missed by his family and friends that he leaves behind. He had a soft spot for animals and sick children.
He was preceded in death by his parents Woodrow and Gladys Adair, a brother Ronald, and brother-in-law Gordon Wischow. Robert is survived by his wife Pamela, son Robert (Robin) Adair of Arizona, grandchildren Alexis, Nate, and Kaitlyn of Arizona and Torie of Jacksonville, sister-in-law Linda Adair of Tennessee, niece Veronica Adair of Tennessee, nephew Marion (Heather) Adair and their son Garrett of Tennessee, In-laws Gordon and Jacqueline Wischow of Wisconsin, brother and sister in-law Charles and Polly Wischow of Wisconsin and their children Brandon, Steven, and Ryan, stepson Michael Anderson of Wisconsin.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to help homeless and abused animals at a no-kill shelter or the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital of Memphis, TN. No services are scheduled. Craig Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on May 4, 2014 )
Charles Mark Adams, 78, died at home surrounded by his family on February 26, 2010.
He was a native of Conneaut, Ohio, and lived there until he left to serve in the United States Army during the Korean War. He went to work for Singer Sewing Co. and enjoyed a 20+ year career in sales and management. He later purchased and managed several Singer dealerships in both North Carolina and Florida.
Mr. Adams was a devoted member and Deacon in the Southern Baptist Church and a member of Anastasia Baptist Church.
He will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by his surviving family; his wife of 57 years, Carole Ann Adams; son, Michael (Ida) Adams of Concord, N.C.; two daughters, Cheryl Adams of St. Augustine, Lisa (Jonathan) Bowers of Harrisburg, N.C.; sister Audrey Campbell of Las Vegas, Nev.; 9 grandchildren, Christopher, Ryan, Stephen, Daniel, Cody, Megan, Rachel, Ashley, Matthew and one great-grand daughter, Chloe.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the American Diabetes Association 1701 N. Beauregard St. Alexandria, VA 22311, or Tribute@diabetes.org.
(St Augustine Record, 3/1/2010)
His inurnment, with military honors will be 2 p.m. Friday March 12, 2010 at Jacksonville National Cemetery. Craig Funeral Home is assisting the family.
(St Augustine Record, 3/10/2010)
Corliss Wyatt Adams, 88, of Glenmoor in St. Augustine, passed away peacefully on Nov. 9, 2008, with his loving wife, Irene, and daughter, Lark, by his side.
He was born on June 17, 1920, in Des Moines, Iowa, and lived in numerous cities in both the U.S. and abroad during his 20 years of service in the U.S. Navy. He moved to Daytona Beach in 1979. Corliss received his undergraduate degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, his master's from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his doctorate from the University of Texas. He served as a naval pilot during WWII and the Korean War. He later worked as an aeronautical engineer at General Dynamics, where he helped design the F1-11, and then as a professor of aeronautical engineering at Embry Riddle.He was a loving, accomplished officer, husband, father and grandfather and a true gentleman who will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Irene; daughter, Lark Shields, of Ormond Beach; and grandchildren, Ashley and Oliver Shields. His son, James C. Adams, predeceases him. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at Creighton Hall at Glenmoor with Rev. Dr. James Balke, chaplain, officiating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation in honor of Mr. Adams may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633 or Community Hospice of NE Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257. Arrangements are by Craig Funeral Home.
(St Augustine Record, 11/11/08)
Caleb J. Adams, 82, died Sept. 14, 2011 quietly at home with family members his side. Funeral services will be held Friday, 10 a.m. at Zion Missionary Baptist Church, the Rev. James Sams, pastor, officiating. He will be laid to rest at Jacksonville National Cemetery. He was a member of Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Alton Green American Legion Post #194, and a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He retired from Jacksonville Naval Air Station as an electroplater.
Visitation hours are Thursday 5-8 p.m. at Chase Memorial Chapel and at the Church 9 a.m. Friday.
Survivors includes his wife, Catherine A. Adams, St. Augustine; daughter, Lathane Adams Clark; brother, Morris Adams (Juanita); granddaughter, Jennifer Smalls, all of Atlanta, Ga; sister-in-law, Rivanna Baker, Savannah, Ga.; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Leo C Chase & Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on September 22, 2011)
Emily McCoy Adams, 86, native of Damascus, Ga., entered into eternal rest June 19, 2008 at the Ponce de Leon Care Center.
Mrs. Adams attended local schools and graduated from Excelsior High School. She was employed by both St. Augustine General Hospital and Flagler Hospitals.
She was active member of her Sunday school and usher board at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church before moving her membership to Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the Deaconess Board. She was a life member of the Elks Lodge.
She leaves to cherish her memory numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends, including her caregiver and nephew, Col. Walter D. McCoy, Palm Coast, Fla. A service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 26, 2008 at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Richard A. Madison officiating. Calling hours are Wednesday from 5-9 p.m. at Chase Chapel. Leo C. Chase and Son Funeral Home is in charge.
(St Augustine Record, 06/25/08)
"Mrs. Irene" (Ellis) Adams, wife of "Mr. Ken" Adams. "Mrs. Irene" was born April 6, 1927, to James Barber Ellis and Elizabeth Tolliver Ellis Fuller, Newport, Ky. She passed away at Flagler Hospital, Oct. 28, 2010.
"Mr. Ken" and "Mrs. Irene" are the parents of Vicki (Archie) Donaldson of Fleming Island, Fla., and Robert (Margie) Adams of Foster, Ky.
"Mrs. Irene" and "Mr. Ken" were united in marriage on March 15, 1947, in Newport, Ky., after a courtship of four years and seven months following World War II. "Mrs. Irene" worked for the V.A. Hospital of Ft. Thomas, Ky., for 16 years. Together, "Mrs. Irene" and "Mr. Ken" were shepherds of the "Who-so-ever" Sunday School class of middle-schoolers for 14 years at the Moultrie Baptist Church. "Mrs. Irene" has been released by her family to be embraced by her Lord, Jesus Christ.
"Mrs. Irene" was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Ellis. She is survived by her devoted husband, "Mr. Ken"; her two children; and a brother, Henry Lloyd (Dixie) Fuller of Ft. Thomas, Ky.; and several loving nephews and nieces.
"Mrs. Irene" and "Mr. Ken" are faithful members of Crescent Beach Baptist Church, where the viewing will be held Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., with the funeral service at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor David Beauchamp presiding. Burial will be in the Jacksonville National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Contributions may be directed to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202, www.leukemia-lymphoma.org and Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 525 State Road 16, Suite 112, St. Augustine, FL 32084, www.communityhospice.com Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial park is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, October 31, 2010)
James C. "Mr. Jimmie" Adams, 83, St. Augustine, died Dec. 29, 2008, at the Riverwood Nursing Center in Jacksonville.
He was born in Bayard, Fla., one of 17 children, and had resided here all of his life. He had owned and operated Temperature Control Heating and Air Conditioning from 1969 until his retirement.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II in both Normandy and the Pacific Theatre. He was of the Baptist faith.
Private services are planned.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice Adams; two daughters, Anastasia Williams and her husband, Mark, Pamela Sapp and her husband, Kevin, all of St. Augustine; one brother, Louis B. Adams Sr. and his wife, Nita, Macon, Ga.; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Pierre; a grandson, Paul Ryan Pierre; and a stepdaughter, Valerie Prevatt. St. Johns Family Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 01/01/09)
Funeral services for John Ross "J.R." Adams of Winona, Miss., formerly of Charlotte, N.C., will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 14, 2010, at Oliver Chapel, with burial following in the Winona Garden of Memory. Dr. Jimmy Porter and the Rev. T.R. Darsey will officiate the services. A visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2010, at Oliver Funeral Home in Winona.
Mr. Adams died at his home on Monday, May 10, 2010. He was 40 years old. Mr. Adams was an EMT and firefighter and an EMT trainer. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Winona. Survivors include his son, Jonathon Adams of Charlotte, N.C.; his parents, Jim and Alice Smith of Winona; two sisters, Carrie Graziano of St. Augustine, Fla., and Bobbie Ouzts of Winona; brother, Dean Adams of Jacksonville, N.C.; and his fiancee, Christie Welch of Winona.
Memorial contributions may be made to the International Association of Firefighters, 1750 New York Ave., NW Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20006-5395. Oliver Funeral Home of Winona is in charge of the arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 5/13/2010)
Karen Sue Adams, 60, of St. Augustine, Fla., died peacefully Feb. 18, 2014, at her home. She was born in Bridgeport, Conn. She worked at the former St. Augustine General Hospital as an operating room technician. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Jack Adams; daughters Kelli Sue and Kimberly Ann Adams; sister Deborah Bartram; and brother Mark Bartram. Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park is in charge of the arrangements.
( Published in St. Augustine Record on Feb. 20, 20 )
Olive Goding "Polly" Adams, 98, of St. Augustine, passed away on Jan. 12, 2011, at Moultrie Creek Nursing Home. Born in 1912, in Farmington, Maine, Olive's mother died a few days after she was born. She was raised primarily by her grandfather, who adopted her, and with whom she had a very close relationship. Olive was called "Polly" her whole life. At age 18, she married Shirah Devoy Adams, sharing over 50 years of marriage, and living in Maine, Nova Scotia, North Carolina and eventually Florida. She had been a resident of St. Augustine since 1963, moving here from Daytona Beach. Her husband, known as "Doc" was the Station Agent for the F.E.C. Railroad in St. Augustine for many years.
In her early days, Polly worked as a hairdresser, managing her own salon. She later worked as a church secretary, but most of her time was spent raising her family and being a devoted wife and mother. She loved to travel with her husband, as well as with her children and grandchildren. She thoroughly enjoyed having friends and relatives visit her at home, and found equal pleasure in going to their homes. She is survived by her three children: Dr. William M. Adams, and his wife, Naoko, of Bellingham, Wash., Dr. Douglass F. Adams, and his wife, Eleanor, of Dover, Mass. and St. Augustine, and Linda Hubert of Troy, Ill. She is also survived by 11 grandchilden and 10 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando. In lieu of flowers, donations in Olive's memory can be made to: St. Francis House, 70 Washington St., St. Augustine, FL 32084. St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, January 16, 2011)
Selina Lynn Adams, 44, of St. Augustine passed away Aug. 16, 2010, at Shands Jacksonville.
She is survived by sons, David A. McGlashan and Len Adams; a daughter, Arlene Adams; two grandchildren; husband, Lenyear Adams; sisters, Tina Gallentine, Barbara Brackett and Teresa McGlashan; a brother, Paul McGlashan; and parents, Jimmy and Sandra McGlashan.
She was employed by Wal-Mart and will be missed dearly.
Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park was in charge of arrangements.
(St. Augustine Record from 8/20/2010
Jerry L. Adamson, a.k.a. "Boatman," 67, passed away on Oct. 21, 2008. He was born Dec. 3, 1940 in Adams County, Ohio. Boatman was a riverboat pilot on the Ohio River, a painter, and a bartender at C.J's Bar. His door was never locked and he helped many a friend.
He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Adamson; daughter, Liba (Paul) Markowski; sons, Chris Adamson and Shane (Dorothy) Adamson; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Jimmy Adamson. He was preceded in death by his father, Albert and brother, Jack. Please donate in his memory to St. Francis House or to your favorite charity. St. Johns Family Funeral Home and Crematory in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 10/28/08)
Captain Donald Cyrus Addison, 79, USCG (Ret.), passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness, on Aug. 8, 2013, in Mobile, Ala. Captain Addison served in the Coast Guard both enlisted and then as an officer for over 33 years, including active duty during the Vietnam War. Addison was Coast Guard Aviator number 982 and received his wings on July 16, 1963. Among Addison"s many awards are the Distinguished Flying Cross for the perilous rescue of seven crewmen from a burning tugboat off the coast of North Carolina in treacherous weather conditions on Dec. 22, 1971, the Coast Guard Commendation Medal for assisting a pilot in finding two persons from a hunting party who had been swept into the icy waters of Dungeness Bay, Wash., on Jan. 30, 1965, and the Coast Guard Achievement Medal while serving as ship/helicopter project officer at the USCG Aviation Training Center, Mobile, Ala., from May 1975-September 1976. Addison flew helicopters, C-130s, and the HU-16, sometimes called the Albatross or the Goat. He was a pilot for search and rescue and was instrumental in saving many lives. In 1983, President Reagan commended Addison for his investigative work in identifying the "Unsung Hero" of the Air Florida plane-crash accident on Jan. 13, 1982.
Captain Donald Cyrus Addison was born on July 4, 1934, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Survivors include his wife, Lois Hue Addison of Mobile; children, Dawn McKinney (Thomas) of Daphne, Ala., Donald Addison of Mobile, Cheryl Bullock (John) of Pascagoula, Miss., Pamela Holberg of Mobile, John Addison (Leslie) of Mobile, Kristen McVeay of Morgan City, La., and James Addison of Daytona Beach, Fla.; brother, Ronald Addison (Jamie) of Arroyo Grande, Calif.; along with 17 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Captain Addison is preceded in death by wife, Carmencita Bernardo Addison; mother, Edna Herbert Blick; father, Cyrus Clarence Addison; nephew, Richard Addison; sisters, Marianne Addison Turner and Thelma Addison Limle. A Memorial Mass, to be officiated by the Rev. Matthew O"Connor, at Christ the King Church in Daphne, has been scheduled for at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery is planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Catholic Charities. The family of Captain Donald Cyrus Addison wishes to thank the loving care provided by Lynwood Nursing Home and Alacare Hospice. Arrangements entrusted to Ascension Funerals & Cremation, Mobile, Ala.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on August 18, 2013)
Born: November 16, 1942
Place of Birth: Kensington, Maryland
Death: June 2, 2010
Place of Death: Palatka, Florida
Occupation: Aerospace Industry
(St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements)
Rosemary Ann Aeschbach, 74, of St. Augustine, died March 12, 2008, at her home. Mrs. Aeschbach was a native of Buffalo, N.Y., and had resided in St. Augustine since 1974. She owned and operated several businesses and was the original owner of Panama Hatties. She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church.
Services: A memorial service will be held 9 a.m. Monday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Officiating: The Rev. William C. Mooney, pastor.
Burial: San Lorenzo Cemetery.
Survivors: Her daughters, Lisa Cornish, St. Augustine, and Lori McFadden, Tallahassee; brother, Theodore Polakiewicz, Tennessee; sisters, Florence Lolito and Stella Pawlick, both of New York; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
In charge: Kotrady-Hudgins-Croyle Funeral Home.
(St Augustine Record, 3/15/08)
Gail Ann Agan was born March 29, 1966, in Indianapolis, Ind. A longtime resident of Florida, she passed away March 8, 2011, after a long battle with cancer.
Gail was preceded in death by her father, Wendell Agan; her mother, Betty Agan; and her two sisters, Kay Bradburn and Karen Croft.
She is survived in death by her fiancé, Charles Ray Westberry; her four children, Jennifer Childers, Michael, Shawn Hughes and Samantha Hughes; her grandson, Gavin Taylor; her three brothers, David, Dennis and Elvis Agan; her sisters, Carol Agan and Donna Leach; her 12 nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces.
Gail was a fun-loving person in life. She was a Florida Gator fan and enjoyed spending time with her family. Gail never met a stranger; everyone was a friend to her.
Gail will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
Services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, March 13, 2011, at Roberts Hospice Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177.
Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home, Palatka, in charge of arrangements.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on March 11, 2011)
William "Bill" Agnew, 51, passed away at his home on June 20, 2012.
Bill lived most of his life in New York until he moved to St. Augustine eight years ago.
He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and afterwards worked as a custodian for the long Beach public school system in New York.
Services for Bill will be held at Pinelawn National Cemetery in Farmington, N.Y. Craig Funeral Home (www.craigfuneralhome.com) Crematory and Memorial Park is in charge of the arrangements.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on June 24, 2012)
Donald James Ahearn, 50, St. Augustine, passed away June 6, 2014, at the Bailey Family Center for Caring. He was born in Meriden, Conn., and lived in St. Augustine for the past six years, moving here from Gainesville. He worked as a baker for Publix.
A celebration of his life will be held 4 p.m. Saturday June 14, 2014, at the Riverdale Park.
He is survived by his wife, Tina Ahearn; mother, Judith Ahearn, Gainesville; daughter, Renee B. Ahearn, St. Augustine; step-daughters, Nicole Hunt, St. Augustine, Christine McDaniel, Tallahassee, Morgan McDaniel, Mississippi; and nephew, Blake Dillon Ahearn, Gainesville. He was preceded in death by a sister, Judith Elizabeth Ahearn. St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on June 12, 2014)
David G. "Dave" Ahrens, 77, of St. Augustine, passed away following a brief illness in St Louis, Mo., on June 13, 2014, while traveling across the country with his wife. He worked locally for COA as a driver for 10 years following his retirement from the state Department of Children and Families.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Susan; daughter, Rebecca Zwieg (Danny); stepson, Paul Hansen (Jennifer) of Houston, Texas; sister. Linda Towle of Pasco, Wash.; grandchildren, Jonathan, David, Asia and Ayn Alice; many nieces and nephews; cousin, Allyn Barr (RoseMarie) of Jacksonville, Fla.; and special friends, Michael and Christy Holahan. He is preceded in death by his son, Michael David Ahrens.
David requested no formal services. His cremains will be scattered at a later date.Since he loved a good party, the family is holding a "Come and tell your favorite Dave story"/potluck/pool party for all family, friends and co-workers at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on June 19, 2014 )
Henry (Sandy) Sanford Aikin Jr., 58, St. Augustine, died July 3, 1998, at Flagler Hospital East. He was born in Jacksonville and had resided in St. Augustine most of his life. He graduated from Ketterlinus High School and the University of Tennessee. He was retired from the Florida East Coast Railway. Prior to his death, he attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He was a member of the St. Augustine Sports Club and Ancient City Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ancient City Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dell Cook and the Rev. Carl Peters, associate pastors of Ancient City Baptist Church, officiating. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel of Craig Funeral Home. Flowers are gratefully declined; contributions may be made, in his memory, to the New Orleans Theological Seminary, College of Undergraduate Studies Scholarship Fund, 3939 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, La., 70126. Su rvivors include his mother, Hilda Aikin, and a brother, Bill Aikin, both of St. Augustine.
(The St. Augustine Record, July 1998)
Ohannes "John" Ajemian, 81, passed away at Flagler Hospital on Sept. 11, 2010.
Ohannes was born in the Old City of Jerusalem in 1929. His father was Arsen Ajemian, and his mother was Sarah Karagusian Ajemian. He also lived in Jordan, Lebanon, San Francisco and St. Augustine. In 1957 John married his wife of 54 years, Shnorhig" Grace Satamian. She worked as a seamstress and he worked as a goldsmith. They were active members of the Nazarene Church in Beirut, Lebanon, using their musical talents by singing in the choir. John also enjoyed playing the harmonica. He is survived by his wife, Grace; son and daughter-in-law, Krikor Ajemian and Rebecca Searles Ajemian; brother, Levon Ajemian; and sister, Lilly Ajemian. Craig Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Park.
(St Augustine Record, September 12, 2010)
Daniel Everett Akers, 24, St. Augustine, died April 22, 2010. He was born in Jacksonville and had resided in St. Augustine for most of his life. He was a 2003 graduate of St. Augustine High. After graduation he served in the U.S. Air Force. He was employed as a warehouseman at Champion Brands in Jacksonville and he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Memorial services will be held 9 a.m. Thursday, April 29, 2010, at St. Anastasia Catholic Church, with the Rev. Seamus O"Flynn officiating.
Military honors will be rendered by the U.S. Air Force.
He is survived by his wife, Samantha Akers; son, Jake Garron Akers; parents, Michael Dee and Janice Akers, all of St. Augustine; sisters, Cristina Garcia, Panama City, Fla., Brianna Akers, St. Augustine; maternal grandparents, Ed and Melba Taylor; paternal grandmother, Gwendolyn Akers, all of Jacksonville; and numerous aunt, uncles and other relatives. St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(Published in the St. Augustine Record, 4/27/2010)
Dolores Elizabeth "Mickey" Albanese, 78, St. Augustine, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday July 28, 2009. Mickey was born to Charles and Marie Vierschilling on Nov. 14, 1930. She was a former resident of Palisades Park, N.J., and Delray Beach, Fla. She moved to St. Augustine in 1986. She was of the Catholic faith.
On Aug. 14, 1953, she married John Peter Albanese, who went home to heaven in 1983. They had two children, Antoinette and Nicholas Charles (Tonnya). She had four grandchildren, John McKenny (Rachel), Merideth, Nicholas E. and Vincent Albanese. She had three great-grandchildren, Joseph and Dominic Albanese and Samantha McKenny. She was predeceased by her brother, Charles, and is survived by her sister, Rose Druvet (Claude) and several nephews and nieces. Mickey was greatly loved by her friends and family and will be sorely missed by all.
Memorial services will be held 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at St. Johns Family Funeral Home, with the Rev. Andy Blaczkowski officiating. St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 07/31/09)
Constance "Connie" Albert, 78, passed away peacefully at home in St. Augustine, Fla., on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011.
A native and long-time resident of Manchester, Conn., Connie raised her family in Ellington, Conn., and moved to St. Augustine in 2000.
Connie earned a B.A. from Eastern Connecticut State University and throughout her professional career worked at Combustion Engineering as a marketing consultant and at Marte, Shea and Keith as a paralegal. Upon moving to St. Augustine, Connie worked at Flagler Hospital and North Florida Imaging Center, retiring in 2009.
Connie was a beloved mother, and a good friend to all who knew her. Her hobbies included sewing, tennis, gardening and playing the piano. Connie had a love of classical music and enjoyed her home in St. Augustine.
Connie is survived by sons, Kurt Albert of Tolland, Conn., and Marc Albert of St. Augustine, in addition to friends and family in Connecticut, Florida and New York.
A memorial service will be announced in the near future.
St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
( Published in St. Augustine Record on December 11, 2011 )
Margaret Ann Alberter, 86, of St. Augustine, passed away on May 22, 2012, at Flagler Hospital. She was born Margaret Ann Murphy in Pittsburgh, Pa., on July 2, 1925, the eldest of six siblings and was the last surviving sibling of the family.
She was a resident of St. Augustine for 24 years. Margaret Ann and Bob, her husband of 64 years, raised their family in Pittsburgh before striking out on their own. They moved to Cleveland and then to San Francisco to maintain Margaret Ann"s position with United Airlines, begun in 1963, which afforded them the opportunity to travel the world. Margaret Ann was with United Airlines for over 20 years, retiring as a reservations supervisor. She always said their extensive travels changed their lives. Her Irish heritage and Catholic faith were two of the major influences in her life. She greatly enjoyed jazz, crosswords, political discourse, family and friends.
Margaret Ann is survived by her husband Bob; daughters, Kathy Alberter of Hillsborough, N.C., Susan Alberter of Yellow Springs, Ohio; and a son, Rob Alberter of Pittsburgh, Pa. She is also survived by five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
A memorial mass will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 28, at St. Anastasia Catholic Church with a reception to follow in the social Hall. In lieu of flowers donations to feed the homeless in her memory can be made to: Home Again St. Johns, c/o Al Deinhart, 504 Jeffrey Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32086. St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on May 25, 2012)
Eva Joan Alberts, 64, St. Augustine, died Sept. 27, 2009, at the Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring in Jacksonville. She was born in Lakeland, Fla., and had resided in St. Augustine for 10 years, moving here from Lakeland. She was a homemaker.
Private services will be held at a later date.
Flowers are gratefully declined, and those wishing may make a contribution in her memory to the American Cancer Society, Community Hospice of NE Florida or your local Humane Society. She is survived by two daughters, Lorri Newstadt (Sam) and Angie Faircloth, both of St. Augustine; sister, Earnestine Hammock (Harold), Bonifay, Fla.; brother, Lonnie Weatherford (Joan), Marietta, Ga.; grandson, Conner Andrews, Jacksonville; and numerous beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 10/02/09)
Bruce E. Albrecht, 59, of Colonial Beach, Va., formerly of St. Augustine, passed away Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010 at Westmoreland Rehabilitation Center, Colonial Beach.
Bruce is survived by his mother, one sister, one brother and a sister-in-law.
No services are planned.
Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach is handling the arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, November 9, 2010)
Mary Hayes Albrecht, 91, of Wilson, N.C., formerly of St. Augustine, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at home. She was a retired high school English and math teacher at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph John Albrecht Jr. and son, James Albrecht. A service for the family was held in Wilson.
She is survived by her sons, John Albrecht and wife, Sandy, of Wilson and Mark Albrecht and wife, Peggy, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Susan Albrecht of Las Vegas; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Wilson Memorial Services.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on October 25, 2012)
Alice Y. Albright, 79, St. Augustine, died July 18, 2000, at home. She was a native of Early Branch, S.C., who moved to St. Augustine in early childhood. She was a member of Phi Delta Kappa sorority. She was also a former choir member, a member of the Parsonage Aid Board and Church Librarian at the First Baptist Church.
Services will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, at the First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Allan C. Pennill Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Pinehurst Cemetery. Friends may call at Chase & Son today from 5-9 p.m., and at the church Saturday from 12 noon until the hour of service. The procession will leave from 106 N. Rodriguez St. at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Survivors include a daughter, Myra Mills, St. Augustine; a son, Michael Richards, New York, New York; two sisters, Beatrice Lovell and Queen E. Mitchell, both of St. Augustine; four grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and other relatives.
(St Augustine Record, 07/21/2000)
Anna Lee Albritton, 97, of St. Augustine, Fla., went home to be with her Lord on Aug. 25, 2012, at Palm Garden in Jacksonville, Fla.
Anna Lee was born in Wauchula, Fla., in 1915 and moved to St. Augustine in 1953.
She was preceded in death by her parents William Daniel and Amelia Hancock Carlton, a sister Edith McRea, two brothers Clyde and Ralph Carlton.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda K. Huff of St. Augustine; and her son, Roy J. Albritton of Hollywood, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at Anastasia Baptist Church. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial contributions may be made to Anastasia Baptist Church Building Fund, or The Women"s Refuge of St. Johns County, P O. Box 1430, St. Augustine, FL 32085-1430, or Community Hospice of NE Florida.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on August 30, 2012)
Philip Oliver "Phil" Albury, 80, of Lakes Wales, Fla., passed away on Feb. 24, 2013, at his daughter"s home in St. Augustine, surrounded by his family. Born and raised in Miami, Fla., Phil served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He went on to serve as a firefighter for the city of Miami for 19 years, retiring as a lieutenant in the early 1970s. Phil worked as a HVAC engineer for the Polk County School Board for many years and briefly as the building official for the City of Lake Wales. He was a scout master, and founding member of Troop 408 in Miami, and was a member of both the Lions Club where he served as president and the Elks Club. Above all, Phil was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, and he will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nancy Albury of Lake Wales; daughters, Dianna "Dee Dee" Twombly of St. Augustine and Lisa Albury of Winter Haven, Fla.; sons, Philip Albury Jr. and his wife Bianca, Charles Albury and his wife Christine, and David Albury, all of Miami; grandchildren, David Jr., Courtney, Cole, Morgan, Alexandra, Paige, Ciara, Adriana and Charles Jr. He was preceded in death by brother, Cecil H. Albury, and a granddaughter, Hayley Albury.
A memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at The Park at Lake Rosalie in Lake Wales. In lieu of flowers donation in Phil"s memory can be made to: Flaming Arrow Boy Scout Camp, 1201 Boy Scout Camp Road, Lake Wales, FL 33898, or to University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Burn Center, Clinical Research Building, 1120 NW 14th Street, Suite 464A, Miami, FL 33136.
St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in St. Augustine Record on March 1, 2013
Crystal Beryl Croney Alden, 68, St Augustine, Fla., died Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at St. Augustine Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She is survived by her husband of 14 years, Victor Alden; three sons, John Neeld, Daniel Neeld, and Wayne Croney; two daughters, Tina Szortyka, and Renay Neeld; 14 grandchildren; and many other family and friends.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 10, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Craig Funeral Home.
Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 7/9/2010)
Gary Alderman, 60, of Crescent Beach, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2011, at Flagler Hospital following a short illness.
He was a native of Palatka and had resided in St. Johns County for the past 15 years coming from Stuart, Fla. He had attended Palatka High School and the Woodward Academy in College Park, Ga., and graduated in 1969 from Golden Hills High School in Ocala. He began working as an appliance repairman in the family business, Putnam Appliance, and later owned and operated his own appliance business, Alderman Appliance. Gary"s interests were riding motorcycles and deep sea fishing. Gary also enjoyed smoking mullet, turkey and hams for friends and family around the holidays.
He was preceded in death by his father, Emery Alderman. He is survived by his mother, Bobbie Noone of Palatka; a son, G.E. Alderman of Interlachen; and a sister, Diane Emond.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka with Brother Charlie Rabun officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at www.Johnson-OverturfFunerals.com Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on June 7, 2011 )
Audrey Schwenk Aldridge, 86, passed away Aug. 21, 2008.
The daughter of Edwin and Rosalind Miller Schwenk, she was born on Nov. 12, 1921, in Southampton, N.Y., where she resided until 1979 before moving to Delray Beach and later to St. Augustine.
She was predeceased by her husband, Clifford J. Aldridge, and is survived by two daughters, Diane Solms (George), of St. Augustine and Pamela Damus, of Ponte Vedra Beach; five grandchildren, Robert Solms (Kristine), of Lakeland, Michael Solms (Susan), of St. Augustine, Elizabeth Solms, of New York City, Elizabeth Damus Foudy (Patrick), of Los Angeles, and David Damus, also of Los Angeles; four great-grandchildren, Kasandra and Kimberly Solms, of Lakeland, and Matthew and Sydney Solms, of St. Augustine; a brother, Edwin Miller Schwenk (Diana), of Southampton; and a sister, Beverly Wagner (Harry), of Boynton Beach.
A private family celebration of her life will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257 or to the library of Mill Creek Elementary School, International Golf Parkway, St. Augustine, FL 32092
(St Augustine Record, 08/24/08)
Barbara Jean Alexander, 77, of St. Augustine, passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine following an extended illness. She was a native of St. Louis, Mo., and resided in St. Augustine for the past 15 years, moving there from Palatka. She had worked as a lab technician with Dr. Charles Barrineau and Dr. Fairfax Montague in Palatka and later with the St. Augustine General Hospital and Flagler Hospital. She had been a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Palatka.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Walt Alexander; two sons, James Alexander and wife, Shanna, of Palatka, and Keith Alexander and wife, Debra, of The Woodlands, Texas; a daughter, Lynne Powell, and husband, Dr. James Powell, of St. Augustine; four grandchildren, Josh Alexander and wife, Regina, of Palatka, Gary Wilson and wife, Sharee, of St. Augustine, Jeremy Alexander and wife, Tonya, of Palatka, and Leslie Alexander of The Woodlands; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka, with the Rev. Ken Johnson officiating. Flowers are gratefully accepted, or memorial contributions can be made to The Kiwanis Club of the Azalea City Foundation, P.O. Box 508, Palatka, FL 32178. Memorials and condolences can be sent to the family at www.JohnsonOverturfFunerals.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
(St Augustine Record, 11/10/2009)
Dorothy Thomas Alexander, 79, of St. Augustine, died Jan. 2, 2008, at Flagler Hospital. Mrs. Alexander was a native and lifelong resident of St. Augustine. Mrs. Alexander was a homemaker, a member of the Church of God by Faith where she was an assistant president of Home Mission, Sunday school secretary, Willing Workers Club secretary and a Mother of the church.
Services: Noon Saturday at New Mt. Moriah Christian Ministry, The Rev. Ronald Stafford, pastor. Officiating: The Rev. Lawson Foster, pastor of Church of God by Faith. Calling hours: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Chase Chapel and from 11 a.m. until the hour of service at the church. Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery.
Survivors: Her daughter, Doris Alexander Scott, St. Augustine; sisters, Ethel Thomas, Jacksonville and Genetha Smith, Crescent City; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two godsons; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benson Alexander, children, Barbara Jean Alexander Wright, Benson Alexander Jr., and Brenda Joyce Alexander; brothers, Rufus Thomas, Jerry Bell Thomas, John Thomas Jr., and a grandson, John Wright Jr. In charge: Leo C. Chase & Son Funeral Home.
(St Augustine Record, 01/10/08)
Jean Abromet Alexander went to be with her Lord and savior, Jesus Christ, on Sept. 15, 2013. She died peacefully with family members at her side. She lived a blessed life of 83 years and was loved and admired by all who knew her for her warmth, wisdom, beauty and inquisitive nature. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Jean was born Sept. 7, 1930, to Adolphus Abromet and Ebba Walston Abromet on Long Island, N.Y. She moved with her family in 1947 to St. Augustine, where her father owned and operated The Flamingo Package Store on San Marco Avenue and Abbe"s Court Motel on Anastasia Island. She attended Ketterlinus High School.
She met her husband, Thomas "Tommy" Alexander at Alexander"s Restaurant, where they both worked for his father, Peter Alexander. They next worked together at his brother Jimmy"s Ranch House Restaurant, then went on to become restaurateurs, owning The Comet Diner on U.S. 1 North, then The Huddle House on San Marco Avenue, and finally the Chowder Pot Restaurant on St. Augustine Beach. After retiring from the restaurant business, she was the first receptionist and office manager at Antigua Veterinary Practice when it opened on San Marco Avenue in 1982. She was an active member of the Poinsettia Garden Club and the Women"s Exchange, where she served as their gift shop manager for years.
Jean"s children all adored her and have wonderful memories of her being active in their lives as a home room mother and PTA member at their schools, Campfire Girls "Forget Me Not" Leader, Boy Scout Den Mother and Sunday school teacher at Trinity Episcopal Church. She kept one grandchild every weekend, doting on them and creating a special bond that can never be broken. Jean took pride in decorating her house with an artistic eye and especially enjoyed decorating for birthdays and special occasions. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church, The Rev. Canon, Dr. David Weidner, Rector, officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Craig Funeral Home. Flowers are gratefully accepted or those wishing may make a contribution in her memory to Trinity Episcopal Parish, 215 St. George St., St. Augustine, FL 32084.
Jean was predeceased by her husband, Tommy, daughter, Kim Alexander, two grandsons, Tyler Nixon and Alex Searcy, a niece, Shelle Campbell, and a brother, John Abromet. She is survived by three sons, Richard "Rick" (Margaret) Nixon, Fort Myers, Tom Alexander, St. Augustine, and Dean (Allison) Alexander, San Antonio; one daughter, Debra (Eric) Searcy, St. Augustine, two grandsons, Tommy Alexander, San Antonio, and Matt Searcy, West Palm Beach, and granddaughters, Abbe Alexander, San Antonio, and Andrea Searcy, St. Augustine, a sister, Renee (Maurice) Campbell, Rockledge, a nephew, Craig (Karlene) Campbell, Mechanicsburg, Pa., and two sisters-in-law, Emily Alexander and Laverne Alexander, St. Augustine, and all their loving families. Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park (www.craigfuneralhome.com) is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in St. Augustine Record on September 18, 2013
LaVerne Powers Alexander, 91, of St. Augustine Beach, Fla., died Oct. 19, 2013, at The Bailey Family Center for Caring as a result of complications from a stroke. She was born in St. Augustine in 1921 to Matthew L. Powers and Frances Mickler Powers. Her son Richard J. Alexander and sisters Marion Powers St. Petery, Nancy Powers Cothron and brothers Matthew Powers Jr. and Clayton Powers, preceded her in death.
LaVerne was married for 56 years to Harry Alexander until his death in 1998. She was the mother of five children: sons Harry (Anne), the late Richard Alexander (Carol), Thomas (Margie), John (Patricia), and daughter Nancy Alexander DuPont (Frank). She was the grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of nine. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Emily Alexander and Barbara Powers, St. Augustine, and Lillian Alexander, Tarpon Springs; and many nieces and nephews.
LaVerne was of Minorcan descent and was a long-time member of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine and a founding member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church, Crescent Beach. She retired in 1984 after 20 years of service from the Florida National Guard, Department of Military Affairs. She was a graduate of St. Joseph's Academy in 1939 and was a 1st team all-state basketball player on the 1938 state championship team. LaVerne was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. She loved to play bridge on a weekly basis and loved all sports, especially basketball. She was a long-time member of the Garden Club, Friendship Club, St. Joseph's Academy Alumni Association and the Minorcan Cultural Society. She was a former member of the Riverview Club and the Ballroom Dance Group. Within her family and friends, she was known for her cooking; especially her favorite dishes, Minorcan chicken or pork pilau. She was also known to knit and crochet afghans as gifts to children and grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Craig Funeral Home in St. Augustine on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. with prayers at 6 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at St. Anastasia Catholic Church, officiated by Father Timothy Lindenfelser, Pastor, and Father Seamus O'Flynn, pastor emeritus. Burial services will follow at San Lorenzo Cemetary. In lieu of flowers, donations in LaVerne Alexander's memory can be made to St. Joseph's Academy, 155 State Road 207, St. Augustine, FL 32084 and/or St. Gerard Maternity Home and School, 1405 U.S. 1, St. Augustine, FL 32084. Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park(www.craigfuneralhome.com) is in charge of arrangements.
(Published in St. Augustine Record from Oct. 21 to Oct. 23, 2013)
Richard James Alexander, 65, a St. Augustine, Fla., native, died on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, in Berne, Ind., from complications as a result of pancreatic cancer. He was born on Sept. 14, 1946, in St. Augustine to Harry and LaVerne (Powers) Alexander and graduated from St. Joseph Academy in 1964. He was married on April 3, 1976 to Carol Lawrence.
He was retired from Wachovia Bank in Atlanta, Ga. Richard was an avid sports fan and a die-hard Florida Gator.
Richard is survived by his wife Carol and son Lee Alexander of Berne, Ind.; his mother, LaVerne Powers Alexander of St. Augustine; three brothers, Harry (Anne) Alexander of Roswell, Ga., Tom (Margie) Alexander, John (Pat) Alexander; and one sister, Nancy (Frank) DuPont, all of St. Augustine. Richard was preceded in death by his father, Harry Alexander (1998), and infant granddaughter Terra Sage Alexander (2011).
A funeral Mass will be held at St. Anastasia Catholic Church at 5205 A1A South on Friday, March 30, 2012, at 9 a.m. Burial will take place immediately afterwards at San Lorenzo Cemetery. The family will greet friends at Creekside Dinery, 160 Nix Boatyard Road, after the conclusion of the burial service. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials and donations in Richard"s name may be made to Project Share (a food bank assistance ministry), c/o Compassionate Ministries Network in memory of Richard Alexander, 205 E. Main St., Berne, IN 46711.
(Published in St. Augustine Record, March 21 to March 28, 2012)
Steve Alexander -- "Chico" of Montauk Point, Long Island, "Steve Green" of Key West, and "Tassel Steve" or " Steve A" of St. Augustine -- left us unexpectedly on Nov. 11, 2008. The avid fisherman, charter boat captain, eBay entrepreneur and Harley Davidson enthusiast that he was is gone but not forgotten and will be deeply missed. He is survived by his always loving wife, Doris; daughter, Brandi; son, Donald; and grandson, Ethan; along with many grieving friends.
A celebration of life memorial picnic will be held at Lighthouse Park in St. Augustine. All friends are invited to attend on Nov. 23, 2008, from 2 to 4 p.m. (rain or shine). Please bring your own picnic lunch and join us in celebration. Donations to help defer costs will be graciously received at P.O. Box 63, St. Augustine, FL 32085. St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 11/16/08)
Gabrielle Marie Alexis-Gelin, 54, died Sept. 20 at Florida Hospital-Orlando. Funeral service 12 p.m. Saturday, visitation 11 a.m. at Gods Family Bible Church, Palm Coast. Survivors, husband, Ricot; daughter, Fabiola.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on September 29, 2011)
Douglas J. "Doug" Algaier, 50, of Palm Coast passed away unexpectedly at his residence, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.
Cremation arrangements are in the care of Masters Funeral Home of Palatka.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on November 27, 2012)
Charles G. "Butch" Alikakos, 88, passed away on Dec. 17, 2012, at the Bailey Center in St. Augustine. He was a longtime resident of New York and Fort Lauderdale.
Charles was born in New Brunswick, N.J. He served in the armed forces during World War II and again during the Korean War. He was a graduate of Hunter College in New York, earning his masters in education. Charles enjoyed a long career as a teacher, guidance counselor and principal at Yonkers High School in New York. He enjoyed traveling all over the United States and taking many family members on cruises to Europe and the Caribbean.
Charles is survived by sisters, Catherine Williamson of Austin, Texas and Galatia Antonas, of Oakridge, Tenn.; Stephen Alikes, his brother, from Scottsdale, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews. He will also be greatly missed by many friends.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on December 23, 2012)
Edward Alford, 64, passed away peacefully at the Bailey Family Center for Caring on March 26, 2014, surrounded by his beloved family. Ed put up a strong, eight-month fight against pancreatic cancer. Ed was born in Lake City, on Aug. 19, 1949. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Ed was an avid conservationist, which led to his career as a Certified Park Specialist for Dunn's Creek State Park in Pomona Park. He was the former local business owner of Aun Loon Gwan Martial Arts Studio and Alford Pest Control. Ed was known as: Sifu, Ranger Ed, and "the man, the legend."
He is survived by his wife, Sandi; son, Jamie (Julie) Alford; daughter, Kelly Alford; step daughter, Olivia Wilber; and former spouse, Carol Alford. He will be remembered by his adoring grandchildren Cole, Belle and Croix Alford. Ed is also survived by the Wheeler family of Lake City. A Celebration of his Life will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at The White Room, 1 King Street, casual attire required. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to: The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, www.pancan.org The Friends of Dunn's Creek State Park Inc - 1600 Twigg Street Palatka, FL 32177 The Bailey Family Center for Caring, http://communityhospice.com/donate
(The St. Augustine Record, 04/01/14)
Grover Alison Jr., 88, passed away on Jan. 30, 2009, at Stephens Memorial Home following an extended illness. He was born July 27, 1920, in Gainesville, Fla., the youngest son of Grover and Edelweiss Price Alison.
While spending most of his youth in Gainesville, Grover moved and graduated from Leesburg High School in 1938. He attended Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y., and then the University of Florida where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, graduating in 1942.
Grover received a divinity degree from the University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., in 1944 and was ordained an Episcopal priest. He served as rector of St. Mark's Church in Starke, Fla., as well as chaplain at Camp Blanding. From 1946-57, Grover was the priest in charge of Grace Chapel, now San Jose Episcopal Church in Jacksonville. Serving a growing congregation, he oversaw the creation of the affiliate church day school in 1955. Grover also served at the Church of Our Savior in Mandarin as well as chaplain for Bolles Military Academy.
After leaving the ministry in 1957, Grover led a life of travel. He did relief work in Africa and the Caribbean area for Church World Service. Subsequently, he founded Bell, Book and Candle, the first American-style bookstores in Puerto Rico. He also lived in Costa Rica and Brazil while representing American publishers throughout Latin America. Even upon retiring to Barrataria Island at Matanzas Inlet, St. Augustine, Grover continued traveling extensively around the world as a cruise ship host for Cunard and Golden Bear Travel. While home, he enjoyed his family and dog, Tawny Marlena, the St. Augustine Duplicate Bridge Club, St. Anastasia Catholic Church and Trinity Episcopal Parish.
Grover is survived by his children, Margaret Wiles and John Alison of St. Augustine and Tom Alison (Elizabeth) of St. Petersburg; his brother, John Richardson Alison (Penni) of Washington, D.C.; eight grandchildren, Aimee and Michael (Ana) Wiles, Melissa Irre, Chris, Tom (Rebecca), Michael, David and Matthew Alison, and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Landon Alison, and his former wife, Virginia Thomas Alison
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 14 at Trinity Episcopal Church, St. Augustine. The Rt. Reverend Charles L. Keyser, assisting bishop of the Diocese of Florida, will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Camp Weed, 11057 Camp Weed Place, Live Oak, FL 32060.
(St Augustine 02/08/09)
Irene Allemano, 94, longtime St. Augustine Shores resident, passed away quietly on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Grafton House, the assisted living facility where she had resided for the last three years.
Irene led an active and varied life that included living in seven different Latin American countries. She was a noted artist. Her work, in addition to being shown in many local venues, was selected to appear in an exhibition that toured nationally.
Irene"s wide range of interests led her to participate in many of St. Augustine"s social and cultural activities. She is especially remembered for co-founding St. Augustine"s EMMA Music Association.
A memorial service for Irene will be held at Craig Funeral Home (1465 Old Dixie Highway) on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at 6 p.m. All those who knew Irene are invited, to celebrate her life and to share their memories of her.
Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in St. Augustine Record on April 16, 2013
A. Linda Allen, 100, of St. Augustine, died on April 15, 2008, at her residence in St. Augustine.
She was born in Hazleton, Pa., and had resided in St. Augustine since 1997, moving here from the Tampa/St. Pete area.
Ms. Allen was a graduate of Loyola-Marymount University in Los Angeles, Calif., with a degree in education. For many years, she traveled the world working as a private tutor, teaching English, Spanish and French.
In later years she owned and operated a bed & breakfast in Massachusetts and a health food store in Los Angeles.
She was a lifetime member volunteer for the American Red Cross and a member of the British Guild of Drugless Practitioners. Locally she was a member of San Sebastian Catholic Church and was very active at the Council on Aging.
Services: A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 25, 2008, at the Council on Aging, 180 Marine St. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Virginia Martini. Survivors: She is survived by a niece, Jackie Hayter and a nephew, Michael Nessler, both of St. Augustine. In charge: Kotrady-Hudgins-Croyle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 4/18/08)
Addie Marie Allen, 91, of St. Augustine, passed away peacefully June 15, 2008, at Moultrie Creek Nursing and Rehab Center.
She was born in Pittsburg, Kan., and had resided in St. Augustine since 1974, moving here from Detroit, Mich. Addie enjoyed traveling, golf, dancing and the pleasure of many good friends. She was a member of the St. Augustine Shores Ladies Golf Association, the Riverview Club and the St. Augustine Ballroom Dance Association. She was of the Methodist faith.
A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the chapel of St. Johns Family Funeral Home, 385 S.R. 207. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory for the residents' social activities to Activities Director Viva Symonett, care of Moultrie Creek Nursing and Rehab Center, 200 Mariner Health Way, St. Augustine, FL 32086. Interment services will be private.
She was the loving wife to Robert Allen for 73 years; beloved mother to Faira Lee Tuzinowski and Toby Jane Fox; grandmother to Michael, Allison and Robert; great-grandmother to Todd, Tabatha and Cassaundra. She was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Little. St. Johns Family Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 06/18/08)
Funeral services for Clifford L. Allen, 94, who passed away unexpectly on Sunday morning, July 5, 2009, will be held on Friday, July 10, 2009, at 11 a.m. at his former church, Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, 623 S. Magnolia Ave., Ocala, Fla.
Mr. Allen was a resident of St. Augustine, residing at 219 Phoenetia Drive. He leaves to cherish his memory his children and his caregiver, Mrs. Gracie L. Gardner, and family. He was a member of the New Mt. Moriah Christian Ministry, under the leadership of the Rev. Ronald L. Stafford. Williams Funeral Home, Bartow, Fla., in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 07/10/09)
Edison Ford Allen, 77, of St. Augustine, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, at home.
The Beaumont, Texas, native moved from Norfolk, Va., to St. Augustine in 2003. He was a retired U.S. Marine Corps master gunnery sergeant and a member of the Norfolk, Va., TSIGA Golf League, BFW, FRA and American Legion.
Services: Private services will be held at a later date. Burial: Cremation. Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors: His wife, Jean Allen; a daughter, Jackie Allen; sons, George, Chris, Mark and Jeff Allen; brother, Percey and Louise Allen; step-children, Jack Curtis, Robbie Boggs and Michelle Hunt, and his extended family, Dave, Diane, Laura and Leah Rondinelli; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to your favorite charity. Funeral arrangements by Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park. Please view Mr. Allen's memorial page at www.craigfuneralhome.com.
(St. Augustine Record, 01/7/08)
Frederick H. Allen, 76, a resident of Opelika, Ala., and St. Augustine, Fla., died Oct. 15, 2012, surrounded by his family at the Bailey Family Center for Caring.
A native and long-time resident of Opelika, he began living in St. Augustine part time last year. He served his country honorably in the U.S Coast Guard, retiring as a chief warrant officer after 28 years of proud service in 1982. He was a veteran of Vietnam. Following his retirement from the service he began working for Lifecycle Engineering in Charleston, S.C., until retiring in 1993. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Opelika, the Chief Warrant Officers Association, the U.S. Coast Guard Ingham Association, and the Retired Officers Association.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday Oct. 19, 2012, at St. Johns Family Funeral Home with Bishop LaVoy Newton and son-in-law, Donald Grundy, officiating. A visitation with the family will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, preceding the services.
Interment with military honors will take place at Jacksonville National Cemetery immediately following at 1 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined and those wishing may make a contribution in his memory to the Bailey Family Center for Caring or to the Alzheimer"s Association.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Opelika, Ala., and will be announced.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jean Allen; children, Pamela C. Grundy (Donald), St. Augustine, Rick Allen (Denise), Simpsonville, S.C.; sister, Glenda Bufford (Mathew), Little Texas, Ala.; grandchildren, Melanie Treadway (Clay), St. Augustine, Daniel Grundy, Benton, Tenn,, Courtney Allen, Simpsonville; three great-grandchildren, Daniel, Benjamin, and Sara Grace Treadway, all of St. Augustine; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.
St. Johns Family Funeral Home, St. Augustine, is in charge of arrangements.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on October 18, 2012)
Gerald Fitzugh Allen III of Satsuma, Fla., died at Shands Hospital in Gainesville on March 7, 2012.
Jerry was born in St. Augustine. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and was an avid hunter.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 15 years, Jackie; son, Jeff Allen of Hazlehurst, Ga.; brothers, Chuck (Paula) Allen of Jacksonville, Joe (Gina) Allen of Elkton and Jim (Karen) Allen of San Mateo; step daughter, Stacy Richie; step sons, Joe and Jeff Guthrie; aunts, Mary Alice Wolfe of Hastings and Frances Gross of Jacksonville; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held tonight from 5-8 p.m. at Craig Funeral Home. A graveside funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Pellicer Creek Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be sent to Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Craig Funeral Home (www.craigfuneralhome.com).
(Published in St. Augustine Record on March 9, 2012)
Harold Wayne Allen, 76, went to be with our Lord on May 29, 2010, following a lengthy illness in Flagler Hospital, St. Augustine, Fla. Born in Swannanoa, N.C., to Edison and Annie Allen, he is survived by his brother, Thomas R. Allen of Greenville, S.C.; three children, Kathy Fleming, Mark Allen and Michael Allen; and his devoted wife, Phyllis.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea. He was a member of the Swannanoa Baptist Church and Arden Baptist Church. He was also an active member of his community in Campobello, S.C., after retiring from Ball Manufacturing Corporation in Arden. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunter, fisherman and dog trainer and a trophy-winning skeet shooter. He belonged to the North Carolina Wildlife Association and the Polk County Wildlife Club. He did numerous good deeds for his neighbors and friends. He will be missed immensely.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the children's education fund at St. Augustine Lighthouse. The family will hold private services in Asheville, N.C., at a later date. Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park is assisting the family.
(St Augustine Record, 6/2/2010)
James David "Big Dave" Allen, 54, of St. Augustine, passed away on July 28, 2010, at his residence. He was a self-employed flooring installer for many years.
He is survived by sons, David Allen Jr., and wife Sarah of St. Augustine, and Clifton Allen and wife, Lizzette of Palm Coast; a sister, Lisa Allen of Douglasville, Ga.; a brother, Mike Allen of Henry County, Ga.; and granddaughters, Rylee Allen and Adelyn Allen.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday at St. Johns Family Funeral Home. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday prior to the service. St. Johns Family Funeral Home in St. Augustine is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 7/31/2010)
Jennie M. Allen was born to the late Roland R. Granberry Sr. and Parthena (Wright) Granberry on March 3, 1933, in Greenwood, Fla.She was baptized at an early age at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church, Marianna, Fla., where she attended primary and middle school. She graduated from Jackson County Training School.While attending Florida Memorial College in St. Augustine, Fla., she met and later married Elijah (Pork Chop) Allen Jr. He preceded her in death. Two children were born to that union that ended in divorce. She was a member of First Baptist Church for over 50 years, retired from custodial department in the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in 1995, served as a volunteer at the St. Johns County Council on Aging, and thoroughly enjoyed leisure time in retirement.
In addition to her parents, Jennie was preceded in death by stepmother, Katie Granberry, sister, Mary Burns and brother, Roland R. Granberry Jr. She leaves to cherish her memories beloved and devoted daughters, Myrtis Lewis (Don), Prince George"s County, Md., Clothilda Allen, St. Augustine; grandson, Wynton Simmons, St. Augustine; two sisters, Catherine Edmon, Greenwood, Fla., and Ruby Archer of Long Island, N.Y.; brother, Aaron Granberry (Elaine) Marianna, Fla.
The funeral service and wake for Ms. Jennie M. Allen will be from 10 a.m. until noon Friday April 20, 2012, at First Baptist Church in St. Augustine, Pastor Michael J. McConnell, officiating. Burial will be Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Mt. Tabor Church Cemetery in Greenwood, Fla.Coleman"s Mortuary of Hastings, honorably rendering services.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on April 19, 2012 )
State Command Sergeant Major John E. Allen, 51, a 31-year veteran of the Army and Florida National Guard, died early today at his home on the grounds of the Florida National Guard Headquarters. He was the FNG’s senior enlisted man. Arrangements will be announced by Craig Funeral Home.
(The St. Augustine Record, Wednesday, April 21 1999)
Kyle L. Allen, 21, of St. Augustine, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, on the campus of Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. Kyle was a native and lifelong resident of St. Augustine and was a 2009 graduate of Pedro Menendez High School.
An accomplished linebacker on the Menendez football team, Kyle served as team captain for two years and helped lead his team to its first playoff berth in school history. He was selected to the All-County team by the St. Augustine Record and received honorable mention honors on the Class 3A All State team. He was a student at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. where he was a business administration major and a member of the football team. Kyle has been referred to as "the epitome of the All-American kid." He was a quiet leader who had touched so many lives, and was well respected by his teachers, coaches, and peers.
He is survived by his mother, Lucy Allen and her fiancŽ John Long of St. Augustine; his father, Scott Allen of Jacksonville; sisters, Kelly Allen and husband Matt and Kayla Allen, all of St. Augustine brothers; Kevin Allen of St. Augustine, Zane Allen and Luke Allen, both of Michigan; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is also survived by the love of his life, and longtime girlfriend, Carice Parker, and her family. He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Louis Cook, Jr. and Shirley Johnston, paternal grandparents, Roland and Millie Allen, and an aunt, Lee-Ann Lekas. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 at Good News Church. A visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at St. Johns Family Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations in Kyle"s memory to assist the family, can be made at Vystar Credit Union, in care of the Allen Family, account 702922151. St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on February 8, 2012 )
Lloyd Ray Allen, 86, of St. Augustine, died Jan. 11, 2008, at Our Family and Friends Assisted Living Facility. Mr. Allen was a native of Heber Springs, Ark., and had resided in St. Augustine for the past 28 years. Mr. Allen was a retired communication specialist for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and served in the Rainbow Division of the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Southern Baptist faith and the Army Rainbow Division Retirees.
Services: Private services are planned. Calling hours: None. Burial: Craig Memorial Cemetery. Survivors: His daughter, Betty Wendt, Phoenix, Ariz.; son, Henry Glenn Allen, Munich, Germany. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carlene. In charge: Craig Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Park.
(St Augustine Record, 01/19/08)
Robert Allen, 88, passed away March 13, 2012, at the Hadlow Center, Jacksonville.
He owned and operated Hercules Fence Co. for many years.
Arrangements by St. Johns Family Funeral Home. The St. Augustine Record, 03/16/12 Please sign the guest book at www.staugustine.com/obits
(Published in St. Augustine Record on March 16, 2012)
Robert C. Allen, 77, of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away on Aug. 5, 2010, at his residence.
Memorial service will be held at a later date.
He is survived by his brother, Charles Allen.
Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 8/7/2010)
Robert N. "Bob" Allen, 98, of St. Augustine, passed away April 30, 2013, at Brooks San Marco Terrace Nursing & Rehab Center. Bob was born and raised in New Castle, Ind., and was a graduate of New Castle High School. He began his work career at the Warner Steel Mill in New Castle and later went on to attend and graduate from Detroit Institute of Technology with a degree in industrial engineering. He enjoyed a long career as an industrial engineer and manager for the Ford Tractor Division of Ford Motor Company in Highland Park, Mich. Upon his retirement in 1974, Bob relocated to St. Augustine, where he became a member of St. Augustine Shores Men"s Golf Association and was active with the St. Augustine Ballroom Dance Association at the Riverview Club. He was a member of Shores United Methodist Church. Bob was well known as a talented golf club maker.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Addie Marie Allen; a sister, Thelma Current; a grandson, Michael Tuzinowski; daughters Faira Lee Tuzinowski and husband Don of St. Augustine, Toby Jane Fox of Frazier, Mich.; grandchildren Allison and Robert; great grandchildren Todd, Tabitha and Cassaundra and great great grandchildren, Lila & Jase. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2013, at St. Johns Family Funeral Home, with the Rev. Randy Strickland officiating. Interment will follow at a later date at Craig Memorial Park. St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on May 19, 2013)
Robert N. "Bob" Allen, 98, of St. Augustine, passed away on April 30, 2013, at Brooks San Marco Terrace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2013, at St. Johns Family Funeral Home, with the Rev. Randy Strickland, officiating. Interment will follow at a later date at Craig Memorial Park.
St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in St. Augustine Record on May 23, 2013
Ronald David Allen, 53, of 1950 Sheridan Dr., St. Augustine, died June 8, 2008 at St. Augustine Health and Rehabilitation Center. Dave, as his friends called him, was born in Nashville, Tenn., on Dec. 1, 1954. His family moved to Jacksonville in 1956. He later attended Rebault High School. His family moved to the Clay Hill area of Clay County in 1972 where he resided until he moved to St. Augustine in 1974. He lived here off and on till his death and considered St. Augustine his home.
He worked as a truck driver by profession until he became unable to drive. He fought a long and exhausting battle with cancer. The last seven or eight years, health providing, he worked for the St. Augustine Record as a newspaper hawker on the corner of Cordova and King Street. As one of the oldest and last hawkers left in the country he loved his job. He made many friends and enjoyed meeting people and giving directions to the tourist. Dave was known as the 'man with many hats'. His most famous was the Davy Crocket coon skin had that he most often wore. He was always there in the middle of the street with his newspapers, his keen wit and friendly smile. He will be missed!
A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 13, 2008 at Bethany Baptist Church on C.R. 208 in Bakersville at 7 p.m. All wishing to attend are invited and appreciated. Dave is survived by his mother, Sara G. Allen, and three brothers, Raymond, Randal and Darrell, all of Florida
(St Augustine Record, 06/10/08)
Tara Laceylynn Allen, 41, passed away on Aug. 6, 2011. Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin 11801 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL; (904) 288-0025.
(Published in St. Augustine Record)
William Michael "Mike" Allen, 52, passed away at home July 30, 2009, surrounded by his family. He was born Aug. 20, 1956 in Norfolk, Va., the son of Richard Jerome "Jerry" Allen and Marie Hicks Allen.
Mike was a graduate of St. Joseph's Academy in St. Augustine and Florida State University, and he obtained a law degree from Stetson University College of Law.
As a lawyer involved in real estate development, he began his career with Hall Properties, Inc. in Jacksonville. He then served as vice president of real estate for Stein Mart Inc., from 1993 to 2008.
Mike was a faithful member of Second Church of Christ, Scientist in Jacksonville and, subsequently, First Church of Christ, Scientist in Jacksonville Beach, where he served as First Reader, Board Chairman, Sunday School Superintendent and teacher.
An accomplished athlete, in high school Mike participated on the football, basketball, swim, golf, and track teams, and played water polo at FSU. He enjoyed playing sports with friends in the Jacksonville Bar Association Lawyers League. He also enjoyed golf, which he began as a youth at Hyde Park Golf Club and Duclay Country Club in Jacksonville. He enjoyed all water sports, including sailing, surfing, water skiing, and swimming. Mike enjoyed working with children and read to students in the Readers Aloud program at Ponte Vedra/Palm Valley Elementary School. He was the founding chief of the Ponte Vedra Beach YMCA Indian Princess Creek tribe. He also enjoyed coaching his children in soccer and basketball.
He was a member of The Florida Bar, the International Council of Shopping Centers, a former member of Timuquana Country Club and a current member of the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. A loving, supportive husband, father, son, brother, and friend, Mike is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Claiborne Allen; his children, Katherine Elizabeth Allen and William Claiborne Allen, Ponte Vedra Beach; sisters, Lenore Allen Upp (John), St. Augustine; Jennifer Allen, Jacksonville; Amy Allen, Tamarac; brother, Adam Allen (Joyce), Lake Worth; and grandmother, Frances Allen, Norfolk, Va. Mike is also survived by a wealth of extended family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009, at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club Convention Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Church of Christ, Scientist, 1505 2nd St., North, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 or a charity of your choice. Please visit the online tribute at www.quinn-shalz.com. Services under the care and direction of Quinn-Shalz, A Family Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
(St Augustine Record, 08/01/09)
Winifred (Winnie) Rouse Allen of St. Augustine, Fla., died on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at Moultrie Nursing Home. She was married to the love of her life, Don L. Allen Sr., for 55 years. She was born and raised in Kinston, N.C., and is predeceased by her parents, Martha and Ross Rouse and brother Ross Rouse Jr.
Mrs. Allen attended Peace College in Raleigh, N.C., and graduated from the University of North Carolina in dental hygiene.
She is survived by her sister Emily Furr and husband William.
She has three children who were a blessing for so many years: Don L. Allen, Jr. and wife Lisa, Michael D. Allen and wife Ginger, Susan A. Bossley and husband Clinton; five grandchildren, Catherine, Sarah, Elizabeth, Tyler and Hannah; and one great-granddaughter, Charlee. In honor of her memory, contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church (www.graceumcstaugustine.org). A private memorial service was held on Crescent Beach attended by her family. Craig Funeral Home, Crematory, and Memorial Park is in charge of arrangements.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on Oct. 30, 2013)
Donald R. Allender, 70, San Mateo, died Dec. 8, 2009, at the Samantha Wilson Care Center. Born in Wichita, Kan., he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a retired aircraft mechanic, having worked with Northrop Grumman.
Private services are planned.
St. Johns Family Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 12/10/2009)
William L. Alley, 75, of St. Augustine, died Dec. 14, 2007, at The Hadlow Center Hospice Center in Jacksonville. Mr. Alley was a native of Lucasville, Ohio, born July 25, 1932, to William P. and Hazel M. (Buckner) Alley, and had resided in St. Augustine. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and had worked for the Armco and Baltimore Steel companies as a supervisor.
Services: A memorial service will be held Jan. 12, 2008, at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors Funeral Home, 347 W. Center St., Marion, Ohio. Burial: Grand Prairie Cemetery with a veteran service conducted by the Marion County United Veterans Council.
Survivors: His wife, Donna Alley; children, Deborah and Dotti Alley, both of St. Augustine, Dan Alley, Wichita Falls, Texas. step-sons, Jay, Florida, Jeff, Georgia, and John Martin, Iowa; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren; his brother, Sonny Alley, Arizona. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Donita Alley Quarto and brothers, Jim and Nick Alley. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to any Marion, Ohio Hospice facility or to the Community Hospice Foundation, 4114 Sunbeam Road, Suite 101, Jacksonville, FL 32257. Condolences may be sent to www.gunderhallandfolk.com. Local arrangements are being provided by Craig Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Park. In charge: Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors.
(St Augustine Record, 12/18/07)
Kathy H. Alligood, 59, passed away after her battle against cancer on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at Cape Canaveral Hospital, Cocoa Beach, Fla.
Kathy was born at St. Luke"s Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., and raised by her parents, Edith and Carroll Shubert Sr., in Jacksonville. Kathy attended Terry Parker High School, Jacksonville, and graduated in 1971 from Lakeland High School, Lakeland, Fla.
She was an administration assistant with Harris Corp. (NASA) and Lockheed Corp. (Aerostat in Exuma, Bahamas). Kathy was also an interior designer and still actively employed for her son as a financial sales assistant. Kathy served others by cooking and feeding the needy. She also organized a charity drive to New Orleans to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Kathy"s favorite pursuits were cooking, entertaining, decorating, gardening, dancing, music and being an artist. Her favorite places to go were Barbados, the Bahamas, and other Caribbean islands.
Kathy was preceded in death by her sister, Tina Roberts. She is survived by her son, Mackey McFarlane; mother Edith Shubert; sisters, Cindi Lindquist and Vicki Roberts (Mitchell); brother, Randall Hoyt; niece, Heather Gentry; nephews, Dustin Adams, Matthew Glavin, Ryan Mahoney, Keegan Mahoney and Mitchell Roberts Jr.; one grandchild on the way, Berkley McFarlane.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Wylie-Baxley Merritt Island Funeral Home. Condolences may be shared at www.wyliebaxleymerrittisland.com
(Published in St. Augustine Record on September 30, 2012)
Janet Ellis Allten, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend passed into the house of her Lord on Monday, April 21, 2014. Janet, age 92, of Ormond Beach, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully with her loving family by her side.
Janet was born on Jan. 1, 1922, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Harry and Dorothy Ellis of Colonia, N.J. She was the third of five children. She loved her siblings: Everett, Barbara, Harry Jr. and "little" brother Bob. Her childhood was spent in her suburban home in New Jersey, with summers spent in Maine.
After graduating from secretarial school, she was employed by The Merck Company. She married her beloved husband Robert E. Allten on July 27, 1942, and became a minister's wife. They served parishes throughout Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Alabama until their retirement in Florida in 1987.
She is survived by her children: Robert Allten and wife Susi of St. Augustine, Fla., daughter Judy Allten Troske and husband Paul of Michigan City, Ind., son Douglas Allten and wife Beverly of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and daughter Sandy Allten of Ormond Beach, Fla. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren: Amy and Robby Allten and Erik Troske. A memorial service celebrating the life of this wonderful, caring and loving woman will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Seabreeze United Church of Christ, 501 N. Wild Olive, Daytona Beach, FL 32118.
A reception following the service will be held at Clubhouse 2 in the Ormond Beach community of Bear Creek. A late summer memorial will be held at Janet's beloved Empire Grove in Maine. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Janet Allten Memorial Fund at Empire Grove c/o Peter Springer, 57 Circuit Road Dedham, MA 02026.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on Apr. 25, 2014 )
Kevin E. Aitken, 48, St. Augustine, died Sept. 21, 2010, at his home.
He worked as a senior technician for A.O.L.
Private services are planned.
He is survived by his wife, Brett; daughters, Madelyn "Mera" and Victoria; and one son, Richard, all of St. Augustine. St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, September 26, 2010)
John Thomas Altiery, 77, of St. Augustine, Fla., died June 9, 2010, at St. Augustine Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Joliet Township, Ill., and had resided here for the past two years. He had worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, where he was the youngest American war hero and recipient of the Purple Heart.
Memorial services will be held at a later date in Joliet, Ill. He is survived by daughters, Dawn Machak, Sherwood, Ill., and Kelly Kerr, Joliet, Ill.; sons, John Altiery Jr. and Thomas Altiery, both of St. Augustine; sisters, Donna, Beverly, Renee and Sandra; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 6/10/2010)
Estelle Rebecca Altizer, 70, 1041 Frances St., died Oct. 6, 1995, at her home. She was a native of New Hall, Va., and had resided in St. Augustine since 19521. She was a member of the Baptist faith and was retired from food services at The Florida School for the Deaf and Blind.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at Craig Funeral Home chapel, with burial in the family lot in Julington Creek Cemetery. Friends may call at Craig Funeral Home chapel from 5-8 p.m. Sunday. Flowers are gratefully declined; those wishing may make a contribution, in her memory, to Hospice Northeast, P. O. Box 5306, St. Augustine, 32085; or to the American Cancer Society. Survivors include her mother, Hattie Altizer, St. Augustine; three daughters, Helen Williams, Doerun, Ga.; Gloria Cook, Palatka; Karen McIlwan, Hurricane Mills. Tenn.; three sons, Ronnie Mullins, Ocala; Danny Mullins, St. Augustine; Roy Mullins, South Bend, Ind.; five sisters, Katherine Riley, St. Augustine; Gracie Booth, Tazewell, Va.; Nell Green, St. Augustine; Ida Whiteside, Orange Park; Dorothy Schwartzkoff, Ft. Pierce; four brothers, James Altizer, St. Augustine; Ralph Altizer, Green Cove Springs; Walter Altizer, Orlando; Kenneth Altizer, Chicago, Ill.; 21 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
(The St. Augustine Record, Saturday, October 7, 1995)
Mable Altoonjian, 98, of St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach, died May 4, 2006, at Vicar's Landing Ponte Vedra. Mrs. Altoonjian was a native of Petoskey, Mich., and had resided in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra. Mrs. Altoonjian owned and operated Altoonjian Apparel Shop along with her sisters. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church.
Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grace united Methodist Church. Officiating: The Rev. Doug Clewis. Survivors: She is survived by cousins and other family members. Memorial donations to Grace United Methodist Church. In charge: Craig Funeral Home and Crematory.
(St. Augustine Record, May 2006)
Maria Esther Alvarez, 87, of Hastings died March 28, 2008, at Flagler Pines Nursing Home in Bunnell. Ms. Alvarez was a retired pharmacist.
Services: Private services are planned.
Survivors: Her daughter, Teresa Alpizar, Hastings; brother, Reinaldo Monteagudo, Miami. She was preceded in death by her son, Jose Alvarez.
In charge: Craig Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Park.
(St Augustine Record, 3/29/08)
Mark R. Amann, 67, of St. Augustine, Fla., formerly of Atlanta, Ga., died Monday, July 27, 2009, at Hospice Atlanta after suffering a brain tumor.
Mark was the eldest son of now deceased Louis and Nancy Amann, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Atlanta, Ga.
He is survived by his daughter, Marcy A. Owens, her husband, Johnny S. Owens; three wonderful grandchildren; sister, Mary A. Destro; brother, Peter A. Amann; and nieces and one nephew.
Mark was a graduate of the Marist School and attended Christ the King Cathedral in Atlanta. Mark spent 16 special years in St. Augustine in volunteer service to such organizations as the Knights of Columbus, the Basilica of St. Augustine, the GOP, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Habitat for Humanity, Flagler Hospital and the St. Augustine Fire Department, all of which were greatly important to him.
The family will receive friends at the Craig Funeral Home Thursday evening, July 30, 2009, from 5 to 8 p.m. Prayer service to begin at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at the Basilica of St. Augustine on Friday at 11 a.m. followed by interment at San Lorenzo Cemetery. Donations may be made in Mark's memory to the St. Vincent De Paul Society of St. Augustine. Craig Funeral Home Crematory and Memorial Park is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record. 07/30/09)
Helen Catherine Amato, 72, of St. Augustine died Sept. 7, 2008, at Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring in Jacksonville, Fla.
Services will be announced.
She is survived by her sister, Marilyn, (Joe) Mickler of St. Augustine; nephews, Randy and Richard Mickler.
Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park is in charge of the arrangements
(St Augustine Record, 9/9/08)
Rosalia Amato, 73, passed away peacefully March 17, 2013 at Flagler Hospital. She was a native of Sicily. She was a loving and caring daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother.
She leaves to cherish her memory forever in their hearts, her beloved husband of 51 years, Francesco; son, Anthony (Robin) Amato; daughter, Josephine Amato; sister, Rosa Ingenio; and grandchildren, Brooke and Paige Amato.
There will be a visitation Thursday beginning at 5 p.m. at Craig Funeral Home. The funeral Mass will be 9 a.m. Friday at St. Anastasia Catholic Church with burial to follow.
Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park (www.craigfuneralhome.com) is in charge of arrangements.
Published in St. Augustine Record on March 19, 2013
Richard "Dick" Ambrose passed away at sunrise, June 12, 2008, in Tucson, Ariz.
He was born Dec. 24, 1923, in Norton, Kan., to Leora Kuchera and Raymond Ambrose. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps at the beginning of World War II, flying hundreds of missions to the European front. At the end of the war he helped relocate concentration camp survivors and flew top German scientists Von Braun and Ley to the U.S. Following the war, he attended Stanford University.
He married Shirley Otter in 1948, and they settled in Manhattan, Kan., where he owned and operated several dairy plants, including Chappell's All Star, and a cattle ranch east of Manhattan. Upon retirement, he and second wife, Orlain, moved permanently to Tucson. Dick was an expert trap and skeet shootist, waterfowl hunter and fisherman, and an avid golfer well into his 80s. He had a lifelong love and compassion for animals of all kinds. He was preceded in death by his wife, Orlain; daughter, Dena Raye Ambrose; and sister, Gloria Bartholomew. He leaves his loving family, son, Rick Ambrose; daughter, Bryanne Ambrose Hamilton (Bill), of St. Augustine; grandchildren, Richard Jason Ambrose, Emily Ambrose Zeka, Portia Ambrose, Jacob Hamilton and Grey Hamilton; one great-granddaughter, Aniston Zeka; nephews, Bart, Paul and Tarry Bartholomew.
Dick will be missed by family and friends alike. He will be missed on the golf course and telling stories around the card table at the Tucson Country Club. He will be missed in the middle of a corn field in Kansas, surrounded by 50,000 Canada geese. He will be missed on a Canadian lake, fishing for walleye and northern pike with his friend Bill Noble. He will be missed sitting by his pool, watching the birds and sunsets in his beloved Sonoran Desert, his loyal dog, Nickie, by his side. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his memory to the Tucson Audubon Society, Ducks Unlimited or the animal shelter of your choice. A memorial gathering was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2008, at the Tucson Country Club, with a future event to be held in Manhattan, Kan.
(St Augustine Record, 06/29/08)
Dalbert M. Ameil Sr., 74, St. Augustine, died Jan. 22, 2009, at his home.
He was born in Hartford, Conn., and had resided here since 2000, moving here from Connecticut. He had worked as a truck driver before retiring. He was a member of the American Deaf Association.
Private services are planned.
He is survived by three children, Diane Banaszewski, Covington, Ga., Dalbert M. Ameil Jr., St. Augustine, Rocky Ameil and his wife, Elaine, Odessa; his former wife, Marion Ameil, East Hartford, Conn.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and other family members. St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 01/25/09)
Herman Larry Amerson of St. Augustine, formerly of Macon, Ga., and Stoney Point, N.Y., passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street with the Rev. Paul Dziadul, officiating. The family will greet friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Middle Georgia Memory Gardens.
Larry was born in Macon to the late Hazel Marie King Amerson and Walter Lee Amerson. He was the retired owner/operator of Seafood Market Center. After retiring, Larry gave ghost tours in St. Augustine, Fla. Larry enjoyed hunting, fishing and getting together with his family. He was preceded in death by his brother Jack Amerson.
Larry is survived by his wife: Sue Amerson; daughters: Lynn (Alfred) Murphy of Montgomery, N.Y., Remi Amerson of Greenwood Lake, N.Y.; granddaughters: Meghan, Jessica and Erin all of Montgomery, N.Y.; stepson: Skip Grant of Macon; grandson: Trey Grant of Cleveland, Tenn.; brother: W.L. Amerson of Macon; and a host of friends and family.
Go to www.snowsmacon.com to express condolences. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street has charge of arrangements.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on Mar. 6, 2014 )
Patricia Hansen Ames, 77, of Crescent Beach, Fla., passed away June 14, 2011, at Community Hospice of Northeast Florida"s Bailey Center in St. Augustine.
Pat and her predeceased husband, Walter, lived much of their married life abroad, raising their three children in Venezuela and Puerto Rico before moving to St. Augustine in 1994.
A career Realtor, avid swimmer, stained glass artist and dog lover, she recently volunteered as a foster parent for S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue of St. Augustine.
Pat will forever be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother by her surviving children, Michael, Susan and Bradley; grandchildren, Samantha and Carter; and brother, Eric Hansen, of Birmingham, Ala.
A memorial service for Pat will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Anastasia Baptist Church, 1650 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue of St. Augustine, Fla.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on August 28, 2011)
Walter M. Ames died Nov. 6, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Pat; sons, Michael and Bradley; daughter, Susan (Michael E.); brothers, Carter, Peter and Hunter; sister, Sally; and grandchildren, Samantha and Carter. He will be honored at Florida National Cemetery at a later date.
(St Augustine Record, 11/14/08)
Died Dec 15, 2008
Elizabeth Andersen, 89, of Tallahassee, died April 9, 2010, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 25, 2010, at the St. Andrews Lutheran Church by the Sea in Jacksonville Beach.
A native of Greely, Pa., she had lived in St. Augustine from 1985 until 2008. She was a member of St. Andrews Lutheran Church by the Sea.
Survivors include her daughter, Kristine Klob (husband, Marshall) of Tallahassee; grandchildren, Jason (wife, Brenda) and Robin; and her great-grandchildren, Jack, Eliza and Alanna. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrews Lutheran Church by the Sea, 1801 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250. Fairchild Funeral Home (850-386-8686) is in charge.
(St Augustine Record, 4/13/2010)
Canzator Parker Anderson, 92, a lifelong resident transitioned from labor to reward at home on Dec. 3, 2012. She was a faithful member of Tabernacle MB Church, while there she served on the Usher Board, Deaconess Board, Home Mission and also served as Mother of the Church.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at Tabernacle MB Church with the Rev. Richard Madison Sr., pastor. Calling hours are 4-6 p.m. at the church on Friday with the burial on Saturday at Evergreen Cemetery.
She is survived by her children, Betty Reese, Herman Kearse, Sr., and Carolyn Gadson, St. Augustine, and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, great-great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and caring friends.
Leo C. Chase & Son are entrusted with the services.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on December 6, 2012)
Carliss J. Anderson, born June 2, 1946, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, March 7th, 2014, at Flagler Hospital, St. Augustine, Florida. Carliss spent her life being a trendsetter and advocate for change. From being the first ever female school bus driver in the Glen Alpine School system (in the 1960's) to being the key motivator to bring Flagler Hospital to magnet status in mid-2000s - she has always worked to make a significant impact in the lives of those around her.
A 1964 graduate of Glen Alpine High School, she gained her Associate degree at Western Piedmont Community College, Morganton, NC and graduated at Lenoir Rhyne College, Hickory, NC with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After moving to St. Augustine, Florida in September of 1983 and beginning employment at Flagler Hospital, she completed her Masters of Science in Nursing at Jacksonville University in 2004. She was a certified Cardiovascular Registered Nurse and was currently working in Medical Informatics at Flagler Hospital, as a Clinical Informatics Specialist/ENR Physician Support.
Most notable in her 30 year career at Flagler are the multitude of friends, associates, and students that she mentored to better nursing, adopted as 'her kids' and invested her life into them; her involvement and work in bringing the hospital to full magnet certification and status, and the transition of the hospital from paper charting to MediTech electronic documentation.
She is survived by her mother, Lena Jerome Anderson of Glen Alpine, North Carolina, her younger brother, Jerry Anderson, his wife, Julie, and daughter Amanda, of Granite Falls, NC; her roommate and friend of 30 years, Olivia Hagos, of St. Augustine, Florida; Long time friend, Gloria Mumford of St. Augustine; her sister-in-law, Linda Anderson, Morganton, NC; nieces, Terri Lynne Bourne and husband, Eddie, Morganton, NC; Christy Anderson, and Kelley Butler, Morganton, NC, and Jodi Anderson, of Cramerton, NC; great-nephews, Brandon Deyton, Bradley Deyton and wife, Sherry; Great Nieces, Katelyn and MacKenzie White, Sarah Deyton and husband, Brandon Auton. Great-great nephews, Avery Deyton, Vincent and Victor Auton, and great-great niece, Luna Shea Auton.
She was preceded in death by her father, Carl Dewitt Anderson, and her older brother, Tommie C. Anderson, both of Glen Alpine, North Carolina. A Celebration of Life will be held today, March 9, 2014, at Craig Funeral Home, 1475 Old Dixie Hwy, St. Augustine with a receiving from 2 to 4 p.m. and Celebration of Life Service at 4 p.m. in the Craig Chapel. Final interment will be at Burke Memorial Park, Morganton, NC following a Remembrance service for family and friends at First Baptist Church, Glen Alpine, N.C., on Wednesday, March 12.Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Parks in charge of arrangements.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on Mar. 9, 2014 )
Carolyn "Lynn" Anderson passed away at her home on Sunday evening, Aug. 26, 2012, at the age of 72.
Lynn stayed extremely busy with her involved in numerous events, all organized to enhance the lives of others. She was an active member of the Ancient City Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Doug; her son, Sean; five grandchildren and innumerable friends who were touched by her compassion and graciousness.
A memorial service will be held at the Ancient City Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept.1, 2012. Craig Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on August 28, 2012)
Chester Wayne Anderson of St. Augustine died Friday, Nov. 25, at Bailey Family Caring Center in St. Augustine.
He was born in Plymouth, Ill. on June 14, 1925, to Guy Martin Anderson and Blanche Neva Anderson. He attended Monkey Hill Elementary School and graduated from Plymouth High School, where he excelled in track and basketball. He loved to tell us about walking through snow running a trapline before school, and the chores he did on the farm.
Chester joined the Navy first, but had a medical discharge. He reenlisted in the Army and qualified as a sharpshooter and trained as a truck driver for World War II and was part of the invasion of Okinawa. He joined the Air Force and served at Chanute Air Force base in Rantoul, Ill. for the Korean War.
Chester sold insurance and bought and operated a student house in Champagne, Ill. He met his wife, Catherine LaVerne Garrett, at a church social in Champagne and married her June 9, 1957.
He moved to Ft. Pierce in 1968 with his wife Cathy, their two children, Douglas and Michael, and bought and operated a motel. He started selling real estate soon after, and became a top real estate broker, which was his love and passion for over 36 years. In 1988, Wayne and Cathy moved to St. Augustine, where he retired around 2001. He was preceded in death by his father, Guy Martin Anderson, mother Blanche Neva Anderson, and younger brother Lowell Max Anderson. Chester was a lifetime member of the VFW, and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a loving husband, dedicated veteran, and devoted father. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Catherine Anderson of St. Augustine, his two sons, Douglas Anderson, of St. Augustine and Michael Anderson, of Daytona Beach, his older brother, Walter Anderson of St. Augustine, and two granddaughters, Tiffany, and Nichole. .
He was a proud, loving, and honest man of God, and knowledgeable in the ways of the world. Any person who met him was blessed to have known him. Now he is living beside his father and rejoicing in eternity. Visitation will be from 5 - 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov 29 at Craig Funeral Home, 1475 Old Dixie Highway, St. Augustine, FL 32084. Funeral services will be at Moultrie Baptist Church, 3699 U.S. 1 S., St. Augustine, FL 32086, Nov. 30 at 11 a.m., with burial following at San Lorenzo Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted at Craig Funeral Home or memorial donations can be made to: Moultrie Baptist Church. Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park, www.craigfuneralhome.com, is in charge of arrangements.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on November 28, 2011 )
Eugene R. Anderson, 54, of Hastings, died April 22, 2008, at St. Augustine Health and Rehabilitation Center following along illness. Mr. Anderson was a native and lifelong resident of Hastings. He was a truck driver, a graduate of Walter E. Harris High School, class of 1972. He was a member of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church of Hastings, sang in the Male Chorus and was a former member of Masonic Lodge of Hastings.
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at The Lord's Temple, Hastings. Officiating: The Rev. Charles Ferguson. Calling hours: 6-7 p.m. Monday at Gethsemane MB Church, 7:30-9 p.m. at Coleman's Mortuary, and one hour before services Monday at the church.
Burial: Palatka Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Survivors: His wife, Barbara G. Anderson, Hastings; son, Chaddrick Anderson; daughters, Andrea Anderson and Jennifer Anderson, both of Hastings, and Tasha Foster, East Palatka; sisters, Carolyn Sainpaulin, Orlando, Valgene Simmons, Miramar, Fla., Gwendolyn Carey, Armstrong, Tiowana Johnson, Hastings; brothers, Raymond Anderson and Lorenzo Williams, both of Ontario, Canada, Ronald Williams, Charles Clark and Kevin Williams, all of Hastings; and other relatives and friends. In charge: Coleman's Mortuary, Hastings, Fla.
(St Augustine Record, 4/26/08)
Jamie Lou Durr Anderson, 60, of St. Augustine, Fla., peacefully passed away on Monday, July 29, 2013, surrounded by her loved ones. She married her soul mate, Jon Anderson, on May 16, 2004, at Turtle Bay, on the north shore of Oahu. In addition to her husband, Jamie is survived by her brother, Chuck Durr and his wife, Sherri; nephew, Brian Durr and his wife, Karena, and their son, Riley; and niece, Tara Presser and her husband, John, and their son, Warner.
She was a gentle woman, who gave selflessly to others and was loved by all she met. Jamie lived in New York, New Hampshire, Utah, Hawaii, Michigan and Florida as she pursued her many interests in life. She was a special education teacher, ski instructor, food and beverage manager, realtor and entrepreneur.
Jamie loved travel and adventure. She hiked, skied, and enjoyed many water sports including snorkeling, body surfing and sailing. Jamie loved to play with her golden retrievers.
Above all, Jamie generously gave her love to her husband, brother, family and friends.
A celebration of life gathering will be planned for a future date. Donations in Jamie"s name may be made to: GREAT Rescue of NE Florida, Inc., P.O. Box 600878, Jacksonville, FL 32260-0878, (904) 501-6899.
Published in St. Augustine Record on August 4, 2013
Johnny Lee Anderson, 61, a United States veteran of Palm Coast, Fla., passed away March 18, 2014. He was a longtime resident of Bunnell, Fla. Johnny Lee Anderson was born to Mary Anderson and the late Jasper Anderson Sr., on April 27, 1952, in Bunnell. He leaves to cherish his memory, Mary Anderson (Mother), four children; Dr. Mark Anderson (Dawn), Jarrod Anderson, Anthony Anderson (Amanda), all of Palm Coast, and Tiffany Swinson-Anderson of Daytona Beach, Fla.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at St. James Missionary Baptist Church; Pastor Patrick Wilkerson and Pastor Warnell Williams, officiating. Viewing will be 6-7 p.m. Friday at the church and on Saturday, one hour prior to funeral services. Burial will follow at the Masonic Cemetery in Bunnell. Coleman's Mortuary, Hastings, honorably rendering services.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on Mar. 28, 2014)
Joseph J. Anderson, 58, lifelong resident of St. Augustine, passed on April 23, 2014, at Flagler Hospital. He worked as an upholsterer for Smith Furniture and also as a custodian for the Dept. of Children and Families of Jacksonville.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014, at E.A. Kelley Sr. Memorial COGIC, Elder Donald Kelley, pastor. Calling hours are 5-7 p.m. Friday and from 12 noon until the hour of service at the church.
Survivors include his son, Joseph J. Bess, Tampa, Fla.; sisters, Shirley Moore, Rozenia Reed, of St. Augustine and Patricia Floyd, Apopka, Fla.; brothers Willie Anderson, Jr., Frank Anderson, Lavory Anderson and Everett Durden, all of St. Augustine, Clarence Anderson, West Palm Beach, Fla., Harold Anderson, Atlanta, Ga., and Angelo Anderson, Orlando, Fla.; eight grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends Leo C. Chase & Son are entrusted with the services.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on May 1, 2014 )
Juanita Anderson, 92, of Lakeland, Fla., died March 28, 2008, in Lakeland. Mrs. Anderson was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Feb. 4, 1916, grew up in St. Augustine and worked at the The Baptist Hospital in Jacksonville for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh C. Anderson.
She is survived by two sons, Robert Anderson of Lakeland and Terrell Anderson of Charleston, S.C.; a daughter, Anita Jo Wagoner of Asheville, N.C.; four grandchildren, Lavonne Benson, Matt Borum, Shannon Fowler and Carmen Anderson; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Arlington Memorial Park, Jacksonville, on Thursday, April 3, with visitation from 10 to 10:30 a.m., followed by a graveside service. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.heathfuneralchapel.com. Heath Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Lakeland, Fla., assisted the family.
(St Augustine Record, 4/1/08)
Kevin Chad "Sandman" Anderson, 44, of St. Augustine, died July 5, 2012 at his residence.
He was born in Rock Island, Ill., and had resided in St. Augustine for the past 20 years. He was self-employed.
A memorial gathering will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 16, 2012, at Treaty Park, 1595 Wildwood Drive, St. Augustine.
He is survived by his grandmother, Mary Young, St. Augustine; five brothers; and one sister.
St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in St. Augustine Record on July 15, 2012)
Lillian E. Anderson, a longtime resident of St. Augustine, passed along peacefully at the Community Hospice Bailey Center for Caring at the age of 90 on Nov. 26, 2012.
The wife of the late Allan A. Anderson, she is survived by her son, Arthur D. Anderson of Indianapolis, Ind.; her grandson, Keith T. Anderson of California; her daughter, Susan E. Cisneros of St. Augustine, Fla.; her granddaughter, Dannielle E. Cisneros of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and her great-grandson, Andrew J. Cisneros of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Gigi (as she was affectionately called by her great- grandson) collected miniatures and unique looking porcelain dolls. She was a lover of all word puzzles and games. For the last three years, Lillian resided at Emeritus Senior Living. She will be deeply missed by family and friends.
A gathering will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Craig Funeral Home, Nov. 29, 2012, at 1475 Old Dixie Highway, St. Augustine, Fla. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Northeast Florida Community Hospice - The Bailey Center for Caring, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257. Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park is in charge of arrangements.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on November 28, 2012)
Ludwig O. Anderson, 94 of Richboro, Pa., died peacefully Wednesday. Jan. 30, 2008 at Manor Care, Yardley. Born in Brunswick, Ga., Mr. Anderson was a former resident of St. Augustine, Fla., for 18 years. He was also a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during World War II in the Pacific Theater. Since retiring as an auto mechanic who owned his own garage, Ludwig enjoyed fishing, gardening, cooking, and spending time with his family. He will be remembered by all as a kind and generous man.
Son of the late Gustav and Leila Fahm Anderson, beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Butts Anderson, he is survived by his daughter, Alice Anna Herbert and her husband, William of Richboro; five loving grandchildren, five dear great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services and interment were privately held at the convenience of the family. Contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements: Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, Richboro Pa.
(St Augustine Record, 2/3/08)
Margaret "Meg" Plotts Anderson, 43, died unexpectedly Thursday April 19, 2012, at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, N.J.
Meg, daughter of Alan and Susan Plotts, was born in Springfield, Mass., Nov. 17, 1968. She had resided in St. Augustine before moving to Wantage, N.J., 22 years ago.
Meg attended St. Augustine High School Class of 1987. She received her LPN from Sussex County Technical School in Sparta, N.J., and later received her RN from Sussex County Community College in Newton, N.J. Meg was a special needs nurse at the Sussex Middle School in Sussex, N.J., for the past seven years. She also worked as a private duty and home care nurse for special needs children.
Meg is survived by her daughters, Tamar Anderson of Wantage, Rebekah Anderson of Montague, N.J., and Rachel Anderson of Wantage; grandson, Travis Prunes; parents, Alan and Susan Plotts of St. Augustine; brother, Donald Plotts and his wife Holly of Franklin, Tenn.; sister, Beth Kinnon and her husband Aaron of Tallahassee, Fla.; as well as many nieces and nephews.
As Meg had a strong faith and her church was such a big part of her life, memorial donations in her memory are requested to Christian Faith Fellowship Church, 3188 Rt. 94, Franklin, N.J. 07416.
Funeral services were held in New Jersey under the care of F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main St., Franklin, N.J. 07416, www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com
(Published in St. Augustine Record on April 29, 2012)
Martha Anderson, 65, DeLand, Fla., passed on Aug. 10, 2011 in Florida Hospital. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on May 29, 1946 to Alfonse and Dorothy Kolodziejczak. Martha was loved by her family, friends and all she came in contact with. She enjoyed spending her time around children, shopping, music, and conversation. She told interesting and beautiful stories. She was always there giving to others, unconditionally.
She will be greatly missed by her son Thomas Clayton Schafer; her grandson, Sean Schafer, who both reside in Plant City, Fla.; her brother, Alphonse Kolodziejczak and his wife, Mary Therrrien, who live in Williamsville, N.Y.; and her three sisters, Mary Leonardi, Michele Hackett, Maria Magruder and her husband Terry Magruder, who all reside in St. Augustine, Fla. Martha will also be missed by her niece, Angela O"Donnell, and nephews, Scott Leonardi and Oliver Kolodziejczak, who all live in St. Augustine.
Peace be with you, we love you Martha.
Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park is in charge of arrangements.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on August 17, 2011)
Dr. Reba Law Anderson passed away Wednesday, Nov., 13, 2013, in St. Augustine, Fla., at the Bailey Center for Caring. She was born June 11, 1938, in Lynchburg, Va., the daughter of the late Juanita M. and Robert O. "Spec" Anderson of Charlottesville, Va.
Reba is survived by her siblings, Jean Lee Anderson Chapman and her husband, the Honorable C. Rodney Chapman of Richmond, Va., Helen Anderson Hatzenbeler of Charlottesville and Robert O. "Bobby" Anderson, Jr. and his wife Karen of Troy, Va.; three nieces, Susan Chapman Reilly of Richmond, Va., Nancy Chapman Tolley of Lanexa, Va. and Mary Chapman Hendrix of Jacksonville, Fla.; three nephews, W. Edward Hatzenbeler of Enumclaw, Wash., David L. Hatzenbeler of Edmonds, Wash. and Robert Lee Anderson of Orange, Va.; and 11 great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her aunt, Lucinda Mitchell Griffin of Culpeper, Va., and her two Maltese rescue dogs, Melli and Casey.
Reba graduated from Lane High School, Class of 1957, and continued her education at Richmond Professional Institute (now Virginia Commonwealth University), graduating in 1959. She completed her master's in 1970 and Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of Florida in 1984. Over her career, Reba served two years with the Special Forces in Verdun, France, and taught occupational therapy at the University of Miami in Miami, Fla., Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., Florida International University in Miami, Fla., and culminated her career at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where she implemented their master's and doctorate programs in occupational therapy. Reba and her colleague, Mrs. Suze Dudley, were founders and co-chairs of the Great Southern Occupational Therapy Conference from 1983–2000. Reba was inducted as a Fellow of AOTA (FAOTA) in 1985. She received the AOTA Award of Merit in 2001 in Philadelphia, Pa. At Nova Southeastern University's Department of Occupational Therapy, she served as director of doctoral programs and was appointed department chair in 1999 until her retirement as professor emeritus in 2001. In addition to her leadership roles, she was highly respected for her role as mentor to faculty, students, and occupational therapy practitioners. Reba had a long and successful career with many awards and was sought after as a conference "keynote" speaker in her profession globally.
Reba was an eight-year double lung transplant survivor. She worked with doctors from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., schooling other potential transplant patients on the benefits of improving life through lung transplants and organ donation. She was a member of the St. Augustine Historical Guild, participating in their reenactment days. She was an accomplished pianist and dulcimer musician, having made her own dulcimer at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, N.C. She traveled with her sister, Jean Lee, to many campouts held in conjunction with the Sportsmobile RV Social Club. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Charlottesville, Va. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Hospice, Bailey Family Center for Caring, 200 Health Park Boulevard, St. Augustine, FL 32086; or the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA, 3355 Berkmar Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on Nov. 17, 2013 )
Uteaner Anderson, 88, of St Augustine died December 2, 2007 at Moultrie Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs Anderson was the mother of Joe Ann Anderson Ulmer, a Civil Rights demonstrator and one of the St Augustine Four. Mrs Andersonwas born June 23, 1919. She was united in marriage to the late Hurley Anderson Sr, and the mother of 13 children. She was an active member and deaconess of Zion Baptist Church.
She retired from the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, where she was employed for 23 years.
Uteaner was an active supporter of the Civil Rights demonstration and also an active supporter of her daughter's involvement in the demonstration during 1963. The youths were refused service at the Woolworth lunch counter and were subsequently sent to a reformatory school. Six months later they were released by the Governor's cabinet in 1964. Uteaner was a faithful supporter of the four youths, she even refused to sign the petition proposed for the parents of the four youth to sign and she also supported the Embrace our Youth Committee of St Augustine, FL. Funeral services will be held 1 pm Saturday at Zion Baptist Church with the Rev James Samms, officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.Viewing will be held 5 to 8 pm Friday in the chapel of Leo C Chase & Son Funeral Home and from noon Saturday until the hour of service at the church.
She is survived by her sons, Hurley Anderson Jr, Miami, Edward Anderson, Vermont James Anderson and Randell (Anna) Anderson, all of St Augustine, The Rev Kendall Kent (Karen) Anderson, Avery Anderson, both of Jacksonville; daughters, Joe Ann Ulmer, Jacksonville and Dr Fay Anderson Davis, St Augustine; 45 grandchildren; 75 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded also in death by her sons, Donald Anderson, Cornelious Anderson and Albert Anderson; and daughters, Patricia Ann Anderson and Delores Washington.
(St Augustine, 12/07/07)
William L. Anderson Sr., 84, of St. Augustine, Fla., died June 13, 2011, at the Bailey Family Center for Caring,
He was born In Milledgeville, Ga., and had resided in St. Augustine for the past four years. He had retired as a manager with Southern Bell. A graduate of the Georgia Military College, he also served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines during World War II.
Mr. Anderson was a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church. He was an avid antique collector.
Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Dr. Dudley Weaver, pastor, officiating. Flowers are gratefully accepted, or those wishing to may make a contribution in his memory to Memorial Presbyterian Church, 36 Sevilla St., St. Augustine, FL 32084.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy; daughters, Jackie Burford (John); Boca Raton, Fla., and Judy Glisson (Kieth) St. Johns, Fla.; son, William Anderson Jr. (Jerry) St. Augustine; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, J.D. Anderson.
Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in St. Augustine Record on June 14, 2011
Zamarrious DaMarcus Anderson, 2, St. Augustine, went home to be with the Lord on July 28, 2010, at Flagler Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at E.A. Kelley Memorial COGIC at 11 a.m. Saturday, with Elder Donald Kelly, pastor, officiating. Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. at Chase Chapel. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery.
He is survived by his mother, Tanika Anderson, St. Augustine; father, Willie Reynolds, Palatka; sisters, Zanteria Reynolds and Dashionnah Bullard; brother, Willie Reynolds, IV; and grandparents, uncles, other relatives and friends. Leo C. Chase & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 8/5/2010)