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Obituaries


  Mrs. Catherine Cicoria

Catherine Cicoria of Bradenton, FL, passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at the age of 84. Catherine Cicoria was born in Jersey City, NJ, on May 23, 1930, the daughter of the late John Miles and Grace Donellan. Catherine was married to Edward Cicoria Sr. who predeceased her in 1998. Catherine and Edward married and lived in Hillsdale, NJ prior to moving to Bradenton, FL.

In her tenure, Catherine was actively involved in many Community and Political activities and was proud to serve as Council Women in Hillsdale as well as, Police Commissioner and Fire Commissioner. She was also involved with the Hillsdale Historical Preservation Committee and involved in the Preservation and renovation of the Hillsdale Train Station.

Catherine is survived by her 3 children and 8 grandchildren: Edward Cicoria Jr., of Gilbert, Arizona and his children Brian and Ashley Cicoria. Brian Cicoria and his wife Dianna Cicoria of Monroe, NY and their children, Kevin, Mark, Brianna and Kaitlyn Cicoria. And Shawn Cicoria and his wife Donna Cicoria of Denville, NJ and their children Christine and Lauren Cicoria.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 28th at Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles Catholic Church on 2850 75th Street West in Bradenton, FL and a Graveside Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28th at Florida Veterans National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.

Published on: Friday, October 17, 2014

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  Mr. Gary Lee Shardell

Gary Lee Shardell of Bradenton and Anna Maria Island passed away surrounded by his loved ones after several courageous battles with cancer on October 15, 2014.

Gary was only 73 years old and is survived by his most precious wife, Christine, his sons Jeff Shardell and Dean Foster and wife Mira, his sisters Jean Koperski and husband Bill, Laura Toth and husband John, his brother Dennis Shardell and wife Rita and his grandchildren Leo and Luke Foster.

He enjoyed birds, real estate, orchids as well as an occasional game of poker, a good game of billiards...and a great find at a garage sale! Most of all, he enjoyed his family and constantly surrounded them with unquestionable love. He will be deeply missed.

We all love you Gary...

Published on: Friday, October 17, 2014

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  Mrs. Mary Margaret Rinck Rideout

(Mary) Margaret Rinck Rideout, 95, Bradenton, passed away Sept. 16, 2014. She was born July 1, 1919 in Crescent City, FL to the late Alphonse Joseph & Sarah (Anderson) Rinck. After graduating from high school she attended and graduated from Florida State College for Women where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Music and was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. She went on to attend the Union Theological Seminary School of Music in New York City where she studied with Dr. Clarence Dickinson.

She married the Rev. Mr. Arthur Wilson Rideout in 1941 and moved with him through brief pastorates in Rockledge and Weirsdale FL and Mendota IL before moving to Bradenton, where the family lived from 1951 to 1957. While living in Bradenton she was a member of the Music Club that met at the Bradenton Women’s Club.

In 1957 the family moved to Palatka where Arthur was Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church for 26½ years. Margaret was Church Organist and Choir Director for that church for 14 years, and perhaps her most treasured accomplishment was being named a Life Member of the Women of the Church and so honored in 1988. She also served St. Marks Episcopal Church as Organist and Director of Music for several years. An important service to the community was her work as Putnam County’s first Juvenile Court Counselor, being appointed by the former Honorable Judge William E. Warren, a position in which she served for 10 years. During her years in Palatka, she was a member/officer of the following groups: Order of Eastern Star, the P.E.O. Sisterhood, the Putnam County Historical Society, President and Past President of the Palatka Women’s Club, and President of the Pilot Club,

In 1983 Arthur began a new ministry as Interim Pastor of various churches who were seeking a new fulltime pastor. He served four churches, for approximately a year each, near their new home in Jacksonville. Margaret then joyfully moved the household to manses in Weirsdale and Jasper, before returning to Jacksonville where Arthur served two more churches in this capacity. As always, Margaret was the one who learned all the new names and stood at his side with gentle reminders.

Margaret and Arthur began their true retirement in 1995 when they moved to Westminster Shores in St. Petersburg. Her final move was in 2012 when she moved back to Bradenton, into the Westminster Towers to be nearer to family.

Margaret was predeceased by Arthur, her loving husband of 65 years, in 2006, and is survived by her two children, Phillip Rinck Rideout (and wife Pat) of Palmetto and Dr. Sarah Rideout Slight (and husband Jac) of Venice; three grandchildren: Amanda (and husband Chad) Boone, Lacey (and husband Brady) Benigas, and Justin Rideout; and by five precious great-grandchildren: Morgan, Caden, and Logan Boone, and Kaison and Karis Benigas.

A celebration of Margaret’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 14, 2014 in the Sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church of Palatka. A reception will follow in the church’s Fellowship Hall. Inurnment will take place at the Crescent City Cemetery in Crescent City, FL.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Westminster Retirement Communities Foundation, 80 West Lucerne Cr., Orlando, FL 32801 in her memory.

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Published on: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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  Mrs. Eugenia M. Putvin

Eugenia M. Putvin of Bradenton, Florida and formerly of Flint, Michigan passed away October 11, 2014 at home surrounded by family. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9AM Tuesday October 14, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 3100 26th Street West Bradenton, Florida. Family will receive visitors beginning at 8:45. She will then be transported to Flint for visitation and graveside services on October 16, 2014. Family will receive visitors at noon at the New Calvary chapel followed immediately by graveside services at 1PM to be buried next to her husband James.

Mrs. Putvin was born in Bay City, Michigan the daughter of Thomas and Eugenia (Heritier) DeShano. She worked beside her husband at Putvin Pharmacy for over 30 years while raising their family.

She is survived by sons James Putvin, Bradenton Florida; Thomas and Sandra Putvin of Shelby Township, Michigan; Richard and Mary Putvin of Sparta, Michigan; Larry and Linda Putvin of Grandville, Michigan; Mark and Char Putvin of Battle Creek, Michigan; Andy and Becky Putvin of Flushing, Michigan. Daughters Janice Putvin of Plant City, Florida; Jeanette and Jim Gray of Flint, Michigan; Loretta and Ric Golding of Bradenton, Florida. Loving and dedicated healthcare aide Lisa Beach. Many grandchildren and great grandchildren that would provide her with endless hours of joy.

She was predeceased by son Joseph Putvin, daughter in law Susan Putvin, son in law Joseph Sutherby and grandson James Putvin III.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Joseph Catholic School, Bradenton Florida or the charity of your choosing.

Arrangements for funeral and transport by Shannon Funeral Home of Bradenton, Florida and by Allen Funeral Home of Davison, Michigan.

Published on: Saturday, October 11, 2014

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  Mrs. Betty Kathry Schooley

Betty Kathryn Schooley, 92, of Bradenton, went to be with the Lord on October 9, 2014, with her family by her side. A Celebration of Betty’s life will held in November at a date and time to be announced. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.



Published on: Saturday, October 11, 2014

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  Mr. Roberto Ramos

Roberto Ramos, 44, of Bradenton, passed away on October 7, 2014.

He was born on May 15, 1970 to Rufino and Maria Ramos in Reynosa Mexico.

Roberto is survived by his fiancée and a large and loving family.

A Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 2:00 - 5:00pm at Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, 1015 14th Street W. Bradenton

Published on: Friday, October 10, 2014

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  Mrs. Pennie Jean Chiaramonte

Pennie Jean Chiaramonte, 50, Bradenton, passed away Oct. 4, 2014. She was born Aug. 12, 1964 in North Adams, MA to Charles William and Joan (Luzynski) Fletcher.

Pennie moved to Bradenton at a very young age. She served during Desert Storm with the U.S. Army.

She was predeceased by her father Charles W. Fletcher, and is survived by her three daughters Rebecca Jean (Brian) Powers of Dothan, AL, Amber Lynn Imes New Orleans, LA, Venecia Rae Nadeau of Bradenton, mother; Joan Fletcher of Bradenton, two brothers; Larry (Joann) Fletcher of Florala, AL, Randy Fletcher of Parrish, six grandchildren and one on the way.

Private family services will be held at the Sarasota National Cemetery with final honors by the U.S. Army.

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Published on: Monday, October 06, 2014

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  Mr. Edward ''ED'' C. Dey

Edward “ED” C. Dey, Bradenton, passed away suddenly on October 1, 2014 at Manatee Memorial Hospital.

Ed was born in Trenton, New Jersey to the late Clarence and Sophie (Kokoszka) Dey. He moved to Bradenton in 1972 coming from Chesterfield, New Jersey.

Locally he owned his own lawn service for many years. He was a member of the West Bradenton Baptist Church in Bradenton, and attended the First Baptist Church of Palmetto. He was also an avid softball player.

Ed is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Ann of Bradenton, son, Steven of Bradenton, daughter and her husband; Melanie and Scott Hicks of Lynchburg, Virginia, brother and his wife; Joseph and Lorraine Dey of Bradenton, Florida, sister and her husband; Phyllis and Nick Fafalios of Trenton, New Jersey, and one precious granddaughter; Evangeline “Evie” Hicks of Lynchburg, Virginia.

It was at Ed’s request that no services be held.

Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements by Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, Bradenton.

Published on: Thursday, October 02, 2014

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  Mr. Kenneth R. Sanders

Kenneth R. Sanders, 51 of Bradenton, Florida, passed away September 29, 2014 at the TideWell Hospice House in Bradenton.

Kenneth was born on November 28, 1962 in Bradenton, Florida to the late Edgar C. and Joyce (Truesdell) Sanders. He was a lifelong resident of Manatee County, and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Kenneth worked locally as contractor and tradesman in all lines of work.

He is survived by his one brother and his wife; Timothy and Scarlett Sanders of Chipley, Florida, two sisters and their husbands; Christy and Michael Willard of Naples, Florida, Victoria and Jody Beckford of Youngsville, Louisiana, and many extended family members, friends and acquaintances.

The family will hold a memorial luncheon and celebration of Kenneth’s life on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 11:30 AM at the Mar Vista Restaurant, 760 Broadway Street, North Longboat Key, Florida. A memorial boat procession will leave the dock at 12:30.

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Published on: Thursday, October 02, 2014

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  Sgt. James Edward Scothorn, MCSO-Retired

Sgt. James Edward Scothorn, MCSO-Retired, 74, Ellenton, passed away Sept. 30, 2014. He was born on July 14, 1940 in Mt. Clemons, Michigan to the late James and Eunice (Bastendorff) Scothorn.

James served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era as a Lance Corporal. He moved to Manatee County in 1985 and worked as a Deputy Sheriff at the Port with the Manatee County Sheriff's Office for 20 years. His various memberships included the FOP Lodge in Bradenton, Sierra Club, and was a Honorary Member of the Timucuan Indian Tribe in Ocala.

James was predeceased by his loving wife of 49 ½ years, Roberta J. in September of 2013 and is survived by his son, David (Barbara) Scothorn of Hudsonville, MI, two daughters; Dawn (Scott) Earl of Bradenton, Nancy (Chad) Guinn of Los Angeles, CA, sister, Mary Jane (Patrick) Bossenbery of St. Clair Shores, MI, seven granddaughters; Nicole (Michael) Wilson of Palmetto, Florida, Erin (Nick) Poedhl of Kentwood, Michigan, Emily Scothorn of Charlotte, North Carolina, Rachel Wilson of Palmetto, Florida, Paige Guinn of Frisco, Colorado, Elizabeth (Joel) Bradt of Spring Arbor, Michigan, Kaitlyn Wilson of Palmetto, and two great-grandsons; Tyler Edward and Eli Ridgewell.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, 1015 14th Street West, Bradenton, Florida. A celebration of James’s life will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, October 3, 2014 in the chapel of Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, 1015 14th Street West, Bradenton, Florida, with final military honors by the United States Marine Corps Honor Guard. Interment will be private at the Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Florida.

The family request that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to TideWell Hospice Inc. in his memory.

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Published on: Wednesday, October 01, 2014

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  Mr. Robert Severson Hickman, Jr.

Robert Severson Hickman, Jr., 67, Parrish, passed away Sept. 20, 2014.

Robert was born on Jan. 10, 1947 in Woodbury, NJ to Robert S. Sr. & Gloria (Palmarini) Hickman.

He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, and moved to Manatee County in 1981 coming from Ft. Lauderdale. Robert was retired from the Bradenton Herald where he worked in the Press Room with 20 years of service.

Robert was predeceased by his father, Robert S. Sr., and is survived by his loving wife, Peggy of Bradenton, two step-sons; Dan (Gerry) Sklenicka, of Irvine, TX, Brent Croll of Bradenton, three step-daughters; Lori (Michael) Weitz, Rachel Croll both of Bradenton, Amanda (David) Medeiros of Naples, mother, Gloria Naslund of Ft. Lauderdale, two brothers; Bruce (Judy) Hickman and Mark (Kandy) Hickman both of Ft. Lauderdale, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many extended family members and friends.

The family will receive friends from 11AM-1 P.M. on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 at Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, 1015 14th St. W., Bradenton. Further services and inurnment will be private at Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota.

The family request that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Wounded Warriors Project in his memory.

Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.

Published on: Thursday, September 25, 2014

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  Mr. Asbill ''Randy'' Henry Orander

Asbill "Randy" Henry Orander, 95, of the University Village Retirement in Tampa, formerly of Bradenton, passed away September 22, 2014.

Randy was born on January 20, 1919 in Saluda County, South Carolina to the late William S. and Hortense (Asbill) Orander.

He served his country faithfully during World War II by serving with the United States Navy. Following his military service he finshed his education by receving a Masters Degree from Columbia University.

He worked as a Division Account Manager for South Central Bell Telephone and AT&T. He moved to Florida in 1980 coming from Memphis, TN.

Randy was predeceased by his loving wife Georgette in 2010, brother Ansel Orander and a sister, Hortense Hartley. He is survived by his caring daughter, Suzanne Cavaness of Tampa, dear granddaughter, Shelley R. Cavaness and precious great-granddaughter, Gabrielle Cavaness both of Paris, France.

A private family committal service with military honors was held on Friday, September 26, 2014 at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell where he was laid to rest with his beloved wife.

The family request that in lieu of flowers that memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 3277 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34237 in his memory.

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Published on: Thursday, September 25, 2014

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  Mrs. Barbara Jean Giltner

Barbara Jean Giltner, 67 of Parrish, passed away September 22, 2014 at the Riviera Palms Rehabilitation Center in Palmetto.

Barbara was born on May 27, 1947 in Hinsdale, Illinois to the late John and Mary (Kaletka) Grandys. She moved to Florida in 1998 coming from Downers Grove, Illinois.

She worked as an occupational counselor for Jobs, Etc. for many years. She was also a past member of the Elks Lodge, and was an artist working as a clay sculptor and in paints as her mediums.

Barbara is survived by her two loving children; Thomas Giltner of Melrose Park, Illinois, Cynthia and her husband Brian Wingate of Palmetto, two dear sisters; Linda Taylor and Shirley Grandys both of Bradenton, seven precious grandchildren, two darling great-grandchildren and many extended family members and friends.

Private family services will be held at a later date. The family request that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory.

Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.



Published on: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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  Mrs. Irene Payne Carlton

Irene Payne Carlton, 83, Myakka City, passed away Sept. 19, 2014.

Irene was born Sept. 23, 1930 in Ona, FL. to the late John and Irene (Jones) Payne. She has been a lifelong resident of Manatee County.

She was a retired bookkeeper working for many years at the Cloverdale Dairy, and the Myakka City Elementary School. Irene was the oldest living member at the time of her passing of the Myakka City United Methodist Church, where she was a member for over 65 years. She was an active member of the church, serving as the Church Treasurer and Sunday School Teacher. She also was instrumental in helping to raise funds for the fellowship hall, and to help cook meals for the church and lots of people.

Irene was predeceased by her loving husband, Brian L. Carlton in 1997, a brother, Ronald Payne, and a sister Fannie Wilcox. She is survived by her three dear sons and their wives; Walter and Susan of Gainesville, FL, Daniel and Bonnie of Myakka City, Leonard and Nancy of Bradenton, a brother and his wife; J.W. and Marilyn Payne of Bradenton, sister, Gloria O'Neil of Lakeland, eight grandchildren, ten grandchildren and many extended family members and friends.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 10-11 at the Myakka City United Methodist Church, 10525 Lebanon Street, Myakka City, with a celebration of her life to follow at 11 A.M. Interment will take place at Old Miakka Cemetery in Sarasota.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to the General Fund of the Myakka City United Methodist Church in her memory.

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Published on: Saturday, September 20, 2014

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  Mrs. Sharon P. Harris

Sharon Phillips Harris, 75, of Bradenton, passed away in her home on September 18, 2014 surrounded by her children.

The family will receive friends and family Monday September 22, 2014 from 10:30 to 11:30am at Bethany Baptist Church 22604 State Road 64 East Myakka City FL.

Funeral Services and burial to follow at 11:30am at Bethany Baptist Church and Cemetery. Chaplain Todd Morgan officiating.

Sharon is survived by her son Steve Harris, and two daughters Cathy Pettyjohn and Sandy Negrete, as well as four grandchildren Joe, Felicia, Samantha and Sophia and one great-granddaughter Kyleigh. Also survived by brothers; Claude, Floyd, and Jerry Phillips, and sister Joyce Proveaux.

She is preceded in death by her husband William "Del" Harris and parents Harry and Bidie Phillips and brother Glen Phillips.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Tidewell Hospice for their loving care of our loved one.

Published on: Friday, September 19, 2014

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  Mr. Willie James Gipp

Willie James Gipp, 63, of Bradenton, passed away September 12, 2014 at his residence in Bradenton.

Willie was born on March 22, 1951 in Choctaw, Alabama to the late John Archie and Cora Mae (Young) Gipp. Me moved to Sarasota in 1983 coming from Detroit, Michigan, and then in 2001 moved to Bradenton. Willie worked as a roofer for several different companies including Job-Corp. He was a member of the Bayshore Church of the Nazarene.

He was predeceased by his sister Carrie Lee Gipp, and is survived by his loving wife Debra Ann Gipp of Bradenton, two sons; Sammie Lee Upshaw, Timothy Colten both of Sarasota, one daughter, Anna Lisa Upshaw of North Port, brother, John Archie Burke of Detroit, MI, nine grandchildren, and many extended family members and friends.

A celebration of Willie’s life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Bayshore Church of the Nazarene, 2311 57th Avenue West, Bradenton.

The family request that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to TideWell Hospice in his memory.

Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements by Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, Bradenton.

Published on: Friday, September 19, 2014

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  Mr. Kenneth Bernard Busch, Jr.

Kenneth “Kenny” Bernard Busch, Jr.

Born in Trenton, New Jersey, on October 9, 1951, and passed away on August 18, 2014.

He attended Princeton High School and Rutgers University before moving to the Sarasota/Bradenton area of Florida. Following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps, he became a general contractor, later becoming state certified and starting his own company.

Kenny was a former president of the Florida Midget Racing Association, in which he participated as an owner and driver.

His hobbies included body building, Aikido, watching softball and baseball, playing with his dog, Mickey, and enjoying the company of his friends.

Kenny leaves behind his fiancé, Kim Kruysman, of Sarasota, Mickey, and many friends all over the country.

A celebration of his life will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at the Urfer Family Park Pavilion, 4000 Honore Avenue, Sarasota, Florida.



Published on: Thursday, September 18, 2014

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  Mr. George Barnhart

George Barnhart, 53, of Bradenton, passed away on September 14, 2014.

He is survived by a loving family.

A Visitation will be held Sunday, September 21st from 12:00 – 1:00pm with a Memorial Service commencing at 1:00pm at Shannon Funeral Home, 1015 14th Street W. Bradenton.

Published on: Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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  Mrs. Nancy T. Bennett

Nancy T. Bennett, 82, Bradenton, passed away Sept. 13, 2014. She was born August 30, 1932 in Miami, FL to the late Henry Blake and Hilda (Patton) Thackston. She moved to Bradenton in 1942, and was a graduate of Manatee High School Class of 1950.

Nancy worked as a customer service representative for Westside National Bank which later became known as Barnett Bank. She retired from the bank in 1994 with 22 years of loyal service.

She was also a member of West Bradenton Baptist Church. She was an avid reader and shared her love of traveling with her husband Richard.

Nancy is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Richard of Bradenton, three caring daughters; Linda Bennett of Mesa, AZ, Sandra (Ken) Lee of Sarasota, Elizabeth (Rick) Robinson of Tampa, dear sister, Barbara (Bill) King of Bradenton, four precious grandchildren; Scott and Stephen Bennett of Mesa, AZ, Richard and Lindsey Robinson of Tampa, and many extended family members and friends.

The family will receive friends from 2-3 P.M. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 at Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, 5610 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton with a celebration of Nancy's life to follow at 3 P.M.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to the Manatee County Library Foundation, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. West, Bradenton, Fl 34205 in her memory.

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Published on: Monday, September 15, 2014

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  Mr. Richard F. Schluederberg, Sr.

Richard F. Schluederberg Sr., 91, died peacefully in his home in Holmes Beach FL on Sept 10, 2014.

Mr. Schluederberg was born on May 5, 1923 in Pittsburgh to the late Carl George and Roberta (Skene) Schluederberg. He grew up in Lakewood OH and graduated from University School, Shaker Heights OH.

A WWII veteran, he served in the US Army’s 66th (Black Panther) Infantry Division in the Northern France Campaign, fighting and holding pockets of Nazi forces near the fortified port of St. Nazaire until the surrender of Germany. His unit was moved to Marseille before being transferred to the 42nd (Rainbow) Infantry Division occupational forces.

Mr. Schluederberg began his life-long career in security analysis and portfolio management in 1949 at Mercantile-Safe Deposit and Trust Co. and Naess and Thomas in Baltimore. He moved to New York City in 1962 where he worked for investment counseling firms Brundage Story & Rose and Lionel D. Edie & Co. In 1976 he returned to Baltimore to join Maryland National Bank as Senior Portfolio Manager and retired in 1991 as Senior Vice President, Bank of America.

An avid sailor, he was a member of sailing teams at Cornell University and Ohio State University and a lifetime member of the International Star Class Yacht Racing Assn. He raced cruising class boats on Long Island Sound for Noroton Bay Yacht Club and on Chesapeake Bay for Potapskut Sailing Assn. and Gibson Island Yacht Squadron, his yacht Serendipity winning the CBYRA 1960 C Class High Point Trophy. He served as helmsman in numerous Newport to Bermuda races.

He competed on varsity track teams at Cornell and Ohio State and participated in the 1945 athletic games organized by General Patton in Nuremberg, Germany.

He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Ann Snider Schluederberg; five children: Suzanne Schluederberg of Ann Arbor MI, Richard Schluederberg Jr. of Florida, C. Jeffrey Schluederberg of Bel Air MD, Peter Schluederberg of San Elijo Hills CA and Scott Schluederberg of Elkridge MD; and seven grandchildren: Rachelle Lesko, Eric, Evan, Katie, Quinton, Kelly and Lauren Schluederberg.

A memorial service will be held on Gibson Island MD.

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Published on: Friday, September 12, 2014

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  Mr. Donald William Meilner, Sr.

Donald William Meilner Sr., 98, Bradenton, Passed away and joined Natalie, the love of his life for 56 years on Aug. 30, 2014.

He was born in Chicago on Dec. 18, 1915. An Army Veteran of WWII, Don retired from Western Electric Co. and moved to Bradenton in 1977.

Survived by his sister Mary Deneen, and brother Edward (Phyllis). His Daughter Judith Snyder and son Don Jr.(JoAnn). Grandchildren Kelly Stanton, Erik Henriksen (Jill) and Amelia Talucci (Nathan). Great Grandchildren Melissa Howell (Oakley), Sydney Stanton and Jacob, Evan, and Natalie Talucci, and one Great Great Grandson Jameson Howell.

A Celebration Open house of his wonderful life will take place from 5:00-8:00 P.M. on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the home of Don & JoAnn Meilner.

Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.

Published on: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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  Mr. Paul Evans, Jr.

Paul Evans, Jr., 83, Bradenton, passed away September 4, 2014 at the Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.

Paul was born on September 26, 1930 in Greensburg, Indiana to the late Paul Sr. and Grace (Lyons) Evans. He was retired from the United States Armed Services. Following his retirement he moved to Florida and worked for Bay Pines Veterans Administration Medical Center in the Engineering Department as a painter from which he retired after many years of service. He was also a member of the D.A.V., V.F.W., and American Legion Posts throughout the years.

He was predeceased by his loving wife Lois and a son Chester. Survived by his two sons and their wives; Terry and Michelle Evans, Robert and Sue Evans, daughter and her husband; Betty-Jean and David Pingleton all of Indianapolis, IN, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, and many extended family members and friends.

A celebration of Paul’s life will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the D.A.V. Post 18, 111 63rd Avenue East, Bradenton. Further services will be held at a later date in Indiana.

Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements by Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, Bradenton.



Published on: Tuesday, September 09, 2014

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  Mrs. Rose Bauccio

Rose Bauccio, 92, of Bradenton, passed away on September 3, 2014.

Rose is survived by 3 her children, Roseanne (Thomas) Andrews, George Raymond Bauccio, Debra Ann (Angel) Bonilla, daughter in law Patricia Bauccio, 4 grandchildren; Theresa, Adrienne, Logan, and Colin, and 3 great grandchildren; Sarah, Skye, and Truman.

She was predeceased by her husband, George Bauccio Sr and son Michael Luke Bauccio.

Rose was a joyful and generous woman. She was grateful for her many blessings. She loved everyone and was loved in return. She also loved to play bingo with her friends at Riverfront Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Rose was very proud of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A Visitation will be Sunday, September 7th from 2:00 - 6:00pm at Shannon Funeral Home, 1015 14th Street W. Bradenton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, September 8th at 10:30am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1220 15th Street W. Bradenton.

Rose will be laid to rest with her husband at Sarasota National Cemetery immediately following the services.

Published on: Sunday, September 07, 2014

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  Mrs. Muriel A. Raeder

Muriel A. Raeder, 90, Bradenton, passed away peacefully August 29, 2014.

She was born on February 22, 1924 in Holyoke, MA to the late Wilfred and Lulu (Chase) Gehan.

She has resided in the Washington D.C. and Maryland area until 1996, when she moved into DeSoto Towers in Bradenton for the next ten years. She also volunteered at Manatee Memorial Hospital on the Front Information Desk and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and then later on residing with her daughter.

She is survived by her son, Lewis W. (Carol R.) Raeder of Monrovia, MD, daughter, Carol B. Haring of Bradenton, four grandchildren; Michael Haring of Bradenton, Lewis "Clint" Raeder of Charles Town, WV, Maria Raeder of Frederick, MD, Greg Raeder of Owings Mill, MD, and one great-grandchild.

Private family services will be held at a later date. The family request that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation or TideWell Hospice.

Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.

Published on: Saturday, August 30, 2014

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  Mr. Kenneth J. Wagner

Kenneth J. Wagner, 34, of Palmetto passed away Monday, August 25, 2014. Originally from St. Petersburg, he moved to Terra Ceia at the age of 10 with his parents and sister. Ken graduated from Palmetto High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from USF in 2003. Ken joined BB&T in 2004 where he was an extremely motivated Mortgage Loan Officer, Vice President who loved helping others achieve their dream of buying a home. During his time with BB&T he won multiple awards including the Sterling Award and Purchase Pro Award.

Ken loved spending time on the water; boating, diving, fishing, and lobstering with his family and friends. He was a dynamic, entertaining, loving, caring, and outgoing individual who was full of enthusiasm and energy. He was the light in the dark, a shining star, and the catalyst of everyone’s laughter. He will truly be missed, but never ever forgotten. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Lindsey Porter Wagner; daughters, Hailey (5) and Sydney (3); parents, Stan & Kay Wagner; and sister Ariel (Jose Sarmiento). He also leaves his grandparents, David & Eleanor Wagner; aunts, Pat Gee, Pam Bingham & Janet Wagner and their families; In-laws, Chuck and Nancy Porter; sister-in-law, Heather (Joe Patoray); nephews, Christian (4), Kellan (1) Sarmiento & Lochlan Patoray (Godson, age 1); and many dear family members & friends.

There will be a celebration of Ken’s life Tuesday, September 2nd at Bayside Community Church located at 15800 East S.R. 64 in Bradenton, FL at 3:30pm. In lieu of flowers, we are asking those that feel willing, please make donations to The Ken Wagner Memorial Account at any BB&T towards his daughters’ college funds and/or to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.

Published on: Friday, August 29, 2014

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  Mr. John James Winchester

John James Winchester, 53 of Palmetto, Florida, passed away tragically August 21, 2014 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

John was born on June 29, 1961 in Tampa, Florida. He has been a lifelong resident of Florida and a resident of Manatee County for over 15 years. John worked as a construction worker for Woodruff & Sons Construction in Bradenton.

He was predeceased by his father, Henry H. Winchester and is survived by his longtime companion and Fiancée, Sandra Davis of Palmetto, mother and step-father; Linda and Robert Davis of Brooksville, FL, three brothers; Henry Winchester of Plant City, FL, Robert Winchester of Sumterville, FL, Clifford Jarvis of Suwannee, FL, two sisters; Dawn Smith and Idella Sharp both of Webster, FL, and many extended family members and friends.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.

Published on: Saturday, August 23, 2014

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  Mr. Jeffrey James Jamison

Jeffrey James Jamison, 24, Bradenton, passed away on Monday, August 18, 2014.

Jeffrey was born on May 30, 1990 in Texarkana, Texas to the late Jeffrey Alan and Amie (Clark) Jamison. He has lived in Manatee County for several years and worked as a tattoo artist locally.

He is survived by his loving companion Julia Carter, daughter, Amie Jamison, step-son, Christian all of Terre Haute, Indiana sister, Kristin Jamison, brother, Joshua Jamison both of Bradenton, paternal grandparents; James and Janice Jamison of Foreman, Arkansas, maternal mother and step-father; Nancy and Melvin Clark of Bradenton, maternal grandfather, Troy Clark of California, and many extended family members and friends.

Private family memorial services will be held at a later date and time.

Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.

Published on: Thursday, August 21, 2014

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  Mr. Matthew J. Stella

Matthew James Stella, July 20, 1942-August 17, 2014. He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He has resided in Bradenton since 1972.

He is survived by his wife Jane M.C. Stella, 4 children ; Carrie Dawes, Kathleen Stella Wade, Timothy Stella and Kristin Stella and 4 grandchildren are Carly Stella (7), Alex (9), Joseph (7) and Timothy Hellesoe (2).

Matt Stella was a licensed real estate and mortgage broker. He loved to joke and laugh. He had a very creative and innovative mind. We will always miss his warm voice and caring heart. He was passionate about the old west and loved to travel there.

Private family services were held.

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Published on: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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  Mrs. Loretta M. Hughes

Loretta M. Hughes, 81 of Bradenton, FL, formerly of Poultney, VT, passed away August 14, 2014.

She was born August 31, 1932 in New London, CT to the late Phillip and Amelia (Pelliter) Goff. Loretta worked as a waitress in various restaurants in CT and attended the Poultney Welsh Presbyterian Church in Poultney.

She moved to Bradenton in January of 1986 coming from Poultney.

Loretta was predeceased by her loving husband of 40 years, Robert in April of 2013, and is survived by her two daughters; Renee L. Fekete of Bradenton, FL, Monique Rowley-Samperi of Ashford, CT, two grandchildren and many extended family members and friends.

Private family services will be held at a later date. The family request that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to the Niantic Fire Department, 8 Grand St., Niantic, CT 06357.

Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.

Published on: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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  Mr. Chester Merle

Chet Owens, 95, passed away on August 8, 2014. Born February 14, 1919 in Buffalo IL and a long time resident of Bradenton.

Chet is survived by his wife of 69 yrs, Lucille, daughters; Bobbie Korneder, Kathy Ranck and son, Mike Owens, 9 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Sandy Sullivan, the oldest daughter, also a long time resident, died December 6, 2013.

Chet attended Johnson (Bible) University in Knoxville TN. A viewing will be held Monday, August 18, 2014 from 4 - 6pm with Services commencing at 6:00 at Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, 5610 Manatee Ave W.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Johnson University, 7900 Johnson Dr. Knoxville TN 37998 or The Salvation Army.

Published on: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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  Mr. Robert Steinmetz

Robert Steinmetz, 85, Bradenton, Florida, passed away August 13, 2014 at the TideWell Hospice House in Bradenton.

Mr. Steinmetz was born on October 8, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late John and Helen (Witkowski) Steinmetz. Robert served his country faithfully by serving with the United States Navy.

He owned his own furniture manufacturing business in Manatee County was a member of the Unity of the Wood Church in Bradenton.

Robert is survived by his loving wife Ruth (Furnish) Steinmetz of Bradenton, one son and his wife; Robert and Stephanie Steinmetz of Elyria, Ohio, two daughters; Helen and her husband David Skjeie of Los Angeles, California, Beth Reichenbach of Bradenton, Florida, one brother and his wife; James G. and Marge Steinmetz of Cleveland, Ohio, four grandchildren, one great-grandchild and many extended family members and friends.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements by Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, Bradenton, Florida.

Published on: Thursday, August 14, 2014

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  Mr. James N. Gentile

James Nicholas Gentile, 79, of Bradenton, passed away August 4, 2014.

He is survived by a large and loving family.

James was laid to rest at Oaklawn Cemetery in Jacksonville FL.

Published on: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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  Mrs. Mary A. Figari

Mary Anna Figari, 85, passed away August 8, 2014.

She is survived by her son, Louis, wife Wanda, two grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

A later service is planned in New Jersey.

Donations in her memory, may be made to Tidewell Hospice.

Published on: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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  Mr. William Anthony Chisum (CJ)

William Anthony Chisum (CJ), 19, of Bradenton, passed away on August 7, 2014.

William is survived by his Parents Patrick and Angela, Brother Shawn, Sisters Katelynn and Gina. Momo Annabelle and Papa Tom. Aunt Theresa and Uncle Brian. Grandma Annie and Papa Bob. Papa Jerry and Grandma BJ. Aunt Chrissy and Uncle Ray and Aunt Rynda and Uncle Joel. Great Grandma Flatman and many cousins; Kail, Tiffany, Ashley, Molly, Fiona, Jessica, Missa, Aaryn.

William was born in Mesquite Texas. He was diagnosed at birth with Type 1 Diabetes, and had several other medical complications that he endured. He was able to bless his family with 19 years and was a recent graduate of Bayshore High School in 2014.

CJ loved music, video games, Lego's, Pokemon and cars. He will be greatly missed.

Published on: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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  Mr. Joshua L. Nacht

Joshua Lee Nacht, 44, of Parrish, passed away on August 8, 2014.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kimberly, sons; Adam, Austin, and Logan and daughter Sierra.

Private family services.

Published on: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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  Mr. Richard "Dick" Lawrence Mirisola

Richard "Dick" Lawrence Mirisola, 83, of Lakewood Ranch, Florida, died of natural causes on August 7, 2014.

Dick was born in Pittston, Pennsylvania to Gaetano and Marianna Mirisola (nee Belcastro)

From an early age Dick had a fascination and skill with building things, using discarded objects to create new inventions, such as building a scooter out of old roller skates.

Dick played on the conference winning Pittston City High School football team, where he played both offense and defense. Despite his small stature, his quickness allowed him to shine as a receiver. He graduated in 1950.

He served four years as a medic for the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Eventually, working on the maternity ward caring for babies and mothers. His fondness for and care of these babies was a highlight in his life.

He graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Institute in 1957 with a degree in mechanical engineering. Where, as a student he built a unique wind tunnel for improving aeronautical designs.

Dick worked for North American Aviation (which later merged with Rockwell International), creating defense missile design and guidance systems. His designs were so solid and innovative that some continue to be used to defend America today. He also worked on the Apollo Space Program as part of the team that built the emergency egress system on the top of the rocket capsule.

Dick had four children with Pauline - Mark, Theresa, Marianne and Joseph.

He married Sylvia Nesser in March 1981. In his deep love for her he traveled the world sailing the seas around Florida and the Bahamas, and lit the dance floor on fire with a disco flair.

In the last years, Dick once again turned his eyes to the heavens as he improved his telescopes with his engineering expertise. Now, Dick is in the heavens, he helped others reach and started longingly towards.

Dick is survived by his sisters, Connie Haze and Vito Provenzano. He is predeceased by his parents, three brothers, a sister and two children.

Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 10:30am Our Lady of Angles Catholic Church. Dicks ashes will be interred in the church's Memorial Garden.

Anyone wishing to make a memorial donation, please send it to the church that was so important to Dick, Our Lady of Angles Catholic Church, 12905 E State Road 70, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202.

Published on: Monday, August 11, 2014

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  Mr. Frank F. Kerpen

Frank F. Kerpen, 97, Bradenton, passed away July 26, 2014.

Frank was born April 21, 1917, in Jersey City NJ, to the late Frank F. and Elizabeth (Meyer) Kerpen. He was raised on Long Island NY, and attributed his excellent driving skills to delivering floral items from his father's greenhouses to stops in New York City.

A graduate of Fishburne Military Academy in Waynesboro VA, he joined the Army Air Corps in 1942, and served as a navigator. He retired as a Lt. Col. from the Air Force in 1968 and moved to Bradenton. He was also a private pilot.

After moving to Bradenton he became an avid sailor and a Bradenton Yacht Club member.

In September 1949, he married Jean Duncan Russell, who predeceased him in January, 2007. He is survived by several Kerpen and Russell nieces and nephews.

There will be a memorial gathering at 3:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 12 at Freedom Village.

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Published on: Sunday, August 10, 2014

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  Mrs. Jewel Hilburn Lovelace

Jewel Hilburn Lovelace, wife of Robert Laurence Lovelace, died at her residence in Westminster Towers and Shores in Bradenton on July 27, 2014.

Mrs. Lovelace was born in St. Cloud, FL, the daughter of the late Deacon and Mrs. Otto Frank Hilburn. At the age of two, she, with her family moved to Plant City, FL where she made her home until she retired with her husband and moved to Bradenton, FL.

Mrs. Lovelace was educated in the public schools of Hillsborough County, graduated from Coker College in South Carolina, and she obtained her Master’s Degree from Peabody in Nashville, TN. As an educator, she taught in the classroom for fifteen years and served as a Guidance Counselor for seventeen years.

Mrs. Lovelace was always active in whatever church she attended, she enjoyed participating in the many church activities and served on numerous committees. Two of her chief joys in life were delivering flowers to the elderly and the sick and teaching Sunday School in the Children’s Department, both of which she did for many years in the First Baptist Church of Plant City and later in the First Baptist Church of Sarasota. Mrs. Lovelace was a member of First United Methodist Church of Bradenton at the time of her death.

Mrs. Lovelace was preceded in death by her twin brother G. Alan Hilburn, his wife Patsy and their elder son Alan. Mrs. Lovelace’s only sister Mrs. Betty Kay Hilburn Wright also died several years ago. Mrs. Wright’s husband (Ross Leland Wright, Jr.) survives.

Mrs. Lovelace is survived by her husband, Robert Lovelace, five nieces, Judge Gwyn Hilburn (James Holte), Katherine Hilburn (Martin Misner) Nancy Hilburn (Robert Trenkle), Sharyn Wright Merrill Salter (James Webb), Nancy Wright Diaz (Robert Murchie), three nephews, Frank Mitchell Hilburn, William Harry Lovelace, Jr. (Helen Byholt Lovelace) William Frederick Gutwein, III ( Mary Reichart Gutwein) and by numerous great nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Oaklawn Cemetery in Plant City, FL.

The family request that in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to the Building Fund at the Trinity Baptist Church, 702 Del Webb Blvd. West, Sun City Center, FL. 33573 in her memory.

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Published on: Monday, July 28, 2014

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