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Obituaries


  Mr. Leslie Carlton Lovestead

Leslie Carlton Lovestead, 91, passed away July 21, 2014 at Freedom Village Health Center in Bradenton.

Leslie was born October 1, 1922 in Birch Hills, Saskatchewan, Canada. Shortly after his birth, his parents and their seven children came to Florida by train first settling in Elwood Park, where one more child, Elwood, was born. Leslie graduated from Bradenton (now Manatee) High School in 1941.

During World War II, he was in the United States Coast Guard serving on a patrol ship in the North Atlantic and patrolling the outer banks of North Carolina on horseback. He worked for many years for the Railway Express Agency in Bradenton. He later worked for Bradenton Office Supply before retiring.

Leslie was happiest fishing or cast-netting and spending time with Elwood in Myakka. He was a devoted son, a loyal brother, a caring uncle and a steadfast friend. He had lived the last six years at The Inn at Freedom Village, making many friends among the residents and staff. All loved his smile, ready laughter and playful spirit.

He is survived by his sister, Evelyn Bonnett, sister-in-law Eva Lovestead, both of Bradenton, nephews Leslie Lovestead of Springfield, VA, Calvin and David Bonnett of Bradenton, nieces Marian Mendez and Judy Futch of Bradenton, and Ardel Gill of Port Charlotte, FL. Ardel and her husband Roy have been Leslie's caregivers since his brother, Elwood, passed away in 2004.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Adolph and Julia Lovestead, brothers, Cecil, Earl, Lloyd and Elwood Lovestead, and sisters, Violet Wiggins and Ruth Price.

Interment will be at Fogartyville Cemetery with military honors.

Published on: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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  Mr. John Anthony Agliano

John A. Agliano, 62, of Bradenton, FL, formally of Seminole, FL gained his angel wings on July 14, 2014, at his home surrounded by his wife and two daughters.

He was born in Queens, New York, on January 18, 1952. John was fortunate to work in hospitality for 47 years. He started as a dishwasher and worked his way up the ladder to management in the hotel business. Over the years he did just about every job involved in a hotel. He truly enjoyed the people that he worked with and the guests that he met who returned year after year.

John loved to cook for his family and friends and looked forward to “pulling a cork” on Thursday nights with his best buddy. He was a great husband, a wonderful father and an amazing papa.

John is survived by his wife Mary Kay of 43 years, daughters Jenny (Grady), Nicole, his “little buddy” Hannah (granddaughter), his father John, brothers Michael and Steven, sister Diane(Kevin), several nieces and nephews and their families.

Memorial Services are being held at Hubbell Funeral Home located at 499 N Indian Rocks Rd, Belleair Bluffs, FL 33770 on Saturday, July 19th. The family will receive visitors from 10-11am and the service will begin at 11 am.

In lieu all flowers, the family request that donations be made to the ALS Association, Florida Chapter at 3242 Parkside Center Circle, Tampa, FL 33619 or Tidewell Hospice at 3355 26th Street W., Bradenton, FL 34205.

Published on: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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  Mrs. Eugenia '' Gene'' Raymond Shannon

Eugenia “Gene” Raymond Shannon (Mrs. Joseph E.), 85, of Bradenton, went to be with her Savior on July 15, 2014. She was born July 20, 1928 in Lakeland, FL, the youngest of five children of Dr. and Mrs. Charles A. Raymond. Gene graduated from Lakeland High School and attended Queens College, Charlotte, N.C. She was a receptionist for the doctors of Watson Clinic in Lakeland. While in High school Gene was very active in the Glee club, church choir, and especially enjoyed being a member of the trio, “Skipperettes” that sang throughout the area.

Eugenia met her husband Joseph E. Shannon, while he attended Florida Southern College in Lakeland. They married on July 20, 1948 in First Presbyterian Church, downtown Lakeland, and moved to Bradenton in August 1948. They became members of First Presbyterian Church, Bradenton on October 4, 1948- (World-wide communion Day).

Four children were born to Gene and Joe: Sally Jean, Katherine Ann, Joseph Raymond, and Rowland Peek.

Gene immediately began singing in the church choir, teaching Sunday school and served as president of the Homebuilder’s class with her husband, and filled many offices of the local Women of the Church. Her first “job” with the Women of the Church in the Presbytery was chairman of the Columbia Friendship Circle, then chairman of Church Extension, Leadership and Resources, Nominating Committee, a District Chairman and First Vice President, President of the Women of the Church, Westminster Presbytery, Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. on April 2, 1970. She served as Moderator of the Synod of Florida Presbyterian Women and Moderator of Westminster Presbytery PCUSA.

While continuing to be active in church and community Gene worked closely with her husband in their business at Shannon Funeral Home.

Gene’s background of Presbyterian ministers goes back many generations. Her grandfather, Dr. T.W. Raymond, was president of Mississippi State College for Women, Holly Springs, MS. This school later combined with Belhaven College now in Jackson, MS. Dr. and Mrs. T.W. Raymond moved to Lake Thonotosassa, FL where he preached at the Seffner Church for many years before coming to Palmetto, FL to preach.

Dr. Charles A. Raymond, Gene’s father, was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Lakeland, FL for 25 years. He was most active in the Church Extension (Home Mission) Committee of Presbytery, also serving as moderator of the Synod of Florida and Westminster Presbytery.

Community activities for Mrs. Shannon were: member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, President of Beta Tau, ritual chapter, President of XI Alpha Gamma, exemplar chapter; the Entre Nous Organization. She was a member of PEO Chapter CC where she served as President for two years, and with Chapter EI where she held several positions. She formerly served as president of Ballard Elementary School PTA. Vice-President and member of Zonta International. County Chairman for Volunteers for Shelter for Abused Children and served on the Board of Manatee Children’s Services.

Gene served as president of Women of the Church, Westminster Presbytery, serving on the Home Mission Committee of the Presbytery for many years. She also served as President of the local WOC, First Presbyterian Church, Bradenton 1976-1978. Was director of Women’s Florida Synodical Conference in 1977 at Lake Yale, FL. Gene was elected to the session of First Presbyterian Church, Bradenton as an active ruling elder and on January 14, 1979 was ordained and installed.

Gene served for over 30 years with the Presbyterian Retirement Homes where she has served in various capacities including Chair of the Board. She began a Sunday evening hymn-sing at the Bradenton Manor in 1961, which she carried on for many years. She was added to the Board of the Presbyterian Homes of the Synod of Florida in 1976 and was placed on the Executive Committee in 1978, where she served as chairwoman of the Board 1986-1989, Vice Chair and President of Corporations in 1989.

Mrs. Shannon was elected to membership on the Board of Trustees of Stillman College in the Class of 1990 by the 199th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She attended her first meeting in Tuscaloosa, AL in 1987. She was appointed to serve on the Resource Development Committee.

Gene was predeceased by her loving husband Joe in 2001, a son Rowland in 2014 and three brothers and one sister. She is survived by her three dear children; Sally (Bill) McGill of Braselton, GA, Katherine Ann and J. Raymond Shannon both of Bradenton, ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. on Friday, July 18, 2014 at Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, 5610 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton. A Celebration of Gene’s life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church, 1402 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton. Committal services will follow at Fogartyville Cemetery, Bradenton.

The family request that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to either the Music Ministry at First Presbyterian Church, 410 15th Street West, Bradenton, FL. 34205, P.E.O. Scholarship Fund c/o Shannon Funeral Home, 1015 14th St. W., Bradenton, FL. 34205 or Thornwell Orphanage, 302 S. Broad St., Clinton, SC 29325 in her memory.

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Published on: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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  Mr. Ronald Louis Knowles

Ronald Louis Knowles, 64, of Bradenton, passed away on Monday June 30th at his home. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 2nd from 6:00-8:00pm at Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, 5610 Manatee Ave West. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at Ss. Peter & Paul The Apostles Catholic Church on Thursday July 3rd at 10:00am, 2850 75th St W, Bradenton, FL 34209, Father Mark Heuberger will be officiating. Ronald was born October 13th 1949 in Port Jefferson, NY to Lawrence and Lillian. He graduated from Deer Park High School in 1967 and went to Nassau County Medical Center to obtain his radiology technologist license. On the 14th of October 1978 he married his beloved wife Susan Kutsch in Bradenton, Fl. In 1989 he started his family operated portable x-ray company which was duly named Knowles' Mobile Diagnostics. The family business flourished for nearly 20 years and in 2008 Ron decided to sell the company in order to spend more time enjoying his two true passions in life - Family & being on the water. There was nothing Ron would rather do then go fishing with his family. Ronald is survived by his wife Susan, his 5 children Lawrence, John with wife Rebecca, Sam, Louis and Jacquelyn; his grandchildren Jamilynn, Grace, Scarlet, Sammy and Vinnie; his siblings Joyce and Al Demaio, Theresa Guthrie and Debbie Knowles; his nephews & nieces Michael Kimball & Tara Gutman along with Susie, Jared, Spiro, Krista and Jenni. He was preceded in death by his son Ronald "Satch" Knowles and his parents Lillian and Lawrence Knowles. Online condolences can be left at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.



Published on: Wednesday, July 09, 2014

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  Mrs. April Marlea Lucas

April Marlea Lucas, 89, Bradenton, passed away June 26, 2014. April was born April 12, 1925 in Sandusky, OH to the late John F. and Marlea (Van Doren Hankamer) Boyd.

She was a graduate of the registered nursing program with Providence Hospital in Sandusky in September of 1947. She worked as a R.N. for several years in OH.

April moved to Bradenton in 1959 coming from Willard, OH. She met and married her late husband R. Earle Lucas, Jr. in 1969. She and Earle were married at the First Presbyterian Church of Bradenton and have been members since.

Locally she worked for Manatee Memorial Hospital in the 1960’s where she was head of the Emergency Room; she left the hospital to work with Dr. Rodney Adams and Arthur Beaudry in Bradenton from which she retired from nursing.

She was predeceased by her husband, R. Earle Lucas, Jr. in March of 2014 and a son, Robert E. Lucas III in 1989. She is survived by her four dear children Gary and Alice Guthrie of Holmes Beach, Sandra and Murff Lucas-Germany of Atlanta, GA, Sharon and Jim Ingram of Bradenton, Nancy and John Kiernan of Bradenton, and two precious grandchildren; Lindsey and Jeb Garrott of Bradenton, and many extended family members and friends.

The family will receive friends from 3-4 P.M. on Monday, June 30, 2014 at Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, 5610 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, with a Celebration of April’s life to follow at 4 P.M.

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Published on: Friday, June 27, 2014

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  Mrs. Althea Goodrich

Althea Goodrich, 91, Bradenton, passed away June 23, 2014. Althea was born August 20, 1922 in Savannah, Georgia to the late Absalom D. and Gladys (Noble) McGinnis.

She moved to Bradenton in 1948 coming from Jacksonville, FL. Althea was a member of the West Bradenton Baptist Church, and Entre Nous. She will be remember by her family and friends as being a person that was always there to help anyone at a time of need, by providing food or support as needed.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Warren in May of 2009 one brother and sister, and is survived by her two dear children, Clifford Goodrich and Claudia Eads both of Bradenton, three precious grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and many extended family members and friends.

The family will receive friends from 10-11 AM on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, 5610 Manatee Ave. W., with services to follow at 11:00 A.M. Committal services will follow at 2:30 P.M. at the Sarasota National Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her husband.

The family request that in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to either the American Alzheimer's Association , American Cancer Society or Entre Nous in her memory.

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Published on: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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  Mrs. Janet Elizabeth Rich

Janet Elizabeth Rich, 87, of Bradenton, went to Heaven June 15, 2014.

She was born on March 30, 1927 in Adrian, Michigan to the late Elwood J. & Fleta Bertine (Sayers) Rinehart. Janet, her husband and daughter Deborah moved to Bradenton in 1951 coming from Indianapolis, Indiana.

Janet and her husband Keith owned the Rinehart and Rich Pharmacy on 14th Street West in Bradenton for over 25 years, originally a joint venture with her parents. She and her husband were also the owners of Rich’s Beach Drugs on Holmes Beach for over 30 years.

She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, First Church of the Nazarene, and past member of Entre Nous in Bradenton.

Janet is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Keith Rich of Bradenton, two dear daughters; Deborah Rich Bovinett of Bradenton, Jennifer Rich Rehl of Tampa and three precious grandchildren; Laura D’Angiolillo of Bradenton, Sarah Rehl and Blake Rehl both of Tampa and one great-grandson, Jayce D’Angiolill

Janet was a loving, devoted wife and mother and will be deeply missed by all.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M. on Friday, June 20, 2014 at Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, 5610 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. A celebration of Janet’s life will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at First Church of Nazarene, 1616 59th St. W., Bradenton. Interment will take place at Manasota Memorial Park, Bradenton.

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Published on: Thursday, June 19, 2014

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  Mrs. Marian H. Mulroy

Marian H. Mulroy, 91, of Holmes Beach, passed away on June 6, 2014.

She was pre deceased by beloved husband Herby, Mother Hazel Hulst, Father Nelson Hulst, brother Nelson and sister Betty. She is survived by the many friends and loved ones whose lives she touched.

Marian graduated from Wappingers High School in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. and she was employed by IBM for 40 years as a supervisor in personal.

Marian was an avid golfer winning many awards. She was member of Key Royal Golf Club in Anna Maria, Taconic Golf Club in Williamstown, MA, and Southern Dutches Golf Course in Beacon, N.Y.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, Fl on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 11:00AM.

Published on: Monday, June 09, 2014

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  Mr. Danny E. Molter

Danny E. Molter, 63, Bradenton, passed away June 3, 2014. Danny was born April 2, 1951 in Bradenton to the late Robert E. and Gloria (Shafer) Molter.

He was a life-long resident of Bradenton, and a graduate of Manatee High School. Danny was the founder and owner of Molter Pest Control in Bradenton for over 40 years, where he was a Certified Entomologist. He served with the Manatee County Sheriff’s office, formerly with Bradenton Police Department, past Director and Board member of the Gold Bank and American Banks in Bradenton. Dan was a founding member, Past President and Board of Directors for the Manatee County 100 Club, President of the Florida 100 Club, member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Past Director and immediate Past President of Manatee River Fair Association, member of the Advisory Boards for the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, Salvation Army , and Florida Highway Patrol, Director with FELT “Feeding Empty Little Tummies”, Manatee High School Baseball Boosters, V.F.W. Post 10141 Men’s Auxiliary, President of Manatee Social Club, and the First Baptist Church of Bradenton. Danny was also an inventor of which he was holding two patent, entrepreneur, avid bass fisherman and hunter.

Danny was predeceased by his son, Robert (Bobby) Alan Molter in 2013. He is survived by his beloved long-time companion, Denise Leavitt , one son, Danny E. Molter Jr., three daughters; Lori, Caryn and Mallory Molter, son-in-law; Danny Stott, sister, Sheila Lynn (Richard) McFarland , several grandchildren, step-mother; Faith Molter, and many extended family members and friends.

The family will receive friends on Friday, June 6, 2014 from 6-8 P.M. at Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, 5610 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. A Celebration of Danny’s life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at West Bradenton Baptist Church, 1305 43rd St. W., Bradenton. Private Interment will take place at Mansion Memorial Park, Ellenton.

In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to the Manatee High School Baseball Boosters, 6937 Arbor Oaks Circle, Bradenton, Fl. 34209 in his memory.

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

Published on: Wednesday, June 04, 2014

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  Mr. Joseph "JOE" Jay Rio

Joseph "JOE" Jay Rio, 54, Bradenton, passed away May 28, 2014 at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton.

Joe was born on February 26, 1960 in Bradenton, Florida to Mr. & Mrs. Oswald and Peggy (Pearson) Rio. He grew up in Manatee County and worked as an electrician.

He was predeceased by his father, Oswald Rio and a brother Roy Rio. Joe is survived by his one son; Joseph Rio of Bradenton, three daughters; Melissa and Michelle Rio both of Bradenton, Mary and her husband Craig Stewart of Ruskin, FL, mother, Peggy Rio of Bradenton, one brother, Frank Rio of Palmetto, sister, Maria and her husband Richard Davidson of Lawrenceville, GA, one grandchild on the way and many extended family members and friends.

A celebration of Joe’s life will be held at 6:30 P.M. on Thursday, June 5, 2014 in the Memorial Chapel of First Baptist Church of Bradenton, 1306 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton.

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Published on: Thursday, May 29, 2014

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  Ms. Goldie John Danielle Matty Townsend

Goldie John Danielle Matty Townsend, 29 of Bradenton, passed away May 29, 2014 at Blake Medical Center, Bradenton.

Goldie was born May 10, 1985 in Bradenton, Florida to Gary and Willin (Bates) Townsend. She grew up in Manatee County and worked as a teacher in a local Day Care Center.

Goldie was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, maternal grandfather, and is survived by her loving parents; father, Gary Townsend of Brooksville, FL, mother, Willin Townsend of Bradenton, one brother; Jesse and his wife Amber Bates of Bradenton, two sisters; Kristal and Catie Townsend both of Bradenton, maternal-grandmother, Rosemarie Bates of Bradenton, and many extended family members and friends.

Private family services will be held at Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, Bradenton.

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Published on: Thursday, May 29, 2014

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  Mr. Robert Byrnes Jones

Robert Byrnes Jones, 85, Bradenton, passed away May 22, 2014. Robert was born November 15, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Wyatt Jasper & Hilda (Schilling) Jones.

He was a graduate and a member of the Class of 1948 of Sullivan High School in Chicago, IL. He furthered his education by attending and graduating in 1953 from the University of Iowa with a degree in Business Administration. After graduation he entered the U.S. Army as a 2nd Lt. and served his country faithfully during the Korean Conflict.

After his military service he moved to Florida and started his career in hospital administration as the Assistant Administrator at the Holiday Hospital in Orlando, Administrator of the Morrow Memorial hospital in Auburndale, and Polk General in Bartow. Then in 1974 he moved to Manatee County to serve as the Administrator for L.W. Blake Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, 45 days after it opened.

Robert held many memberships including Ss. Peter & Paul the Apostles Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Rotary Club of Bradenton, Genealogy Club, Democratic Club of Bradenton, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, and an active resident of Freedom Village where he served on the Safety Council, and many other memberships over the years.

He was predeceased by his two brothers; Wyatt & Terry Jones, and sister, Vanis Reilley, and is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Mary Ann (McIrvin) Jones of Bradenton, two dear daughters; Kathy (Wesley) Nall of Auburndale, FL, Suzanne Anderson of Columbia, SC, five precious grandchildren; Dr. Courtney Nall of Portland, OR, Dr. Ryan (Michelle) Nall of Gainesville, FL, Austin Nall of New Orleans, LA, Kathy (Jonathan) Tomberg of East Elmhurst, NY, William (Jessica) Anderson of Columbia, SC, and many extended family members and friends.

A celebration of Robert's life will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, May 25, 2014 in the Auditorium at Freedom Village. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 9:30 A.M. on Monday, May 26, 2014 at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Bradenton. Committal services will be held at 12 Noon on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at the Lone Oak Cemetery in Leesburg, FL.

The family request that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to either Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, memorialdonation@JDRF.org, or the Memorial Scholarship Program at Freedom Village in his memory.

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

Bob will always be remembered by his loving family for sharing his faith, love and excitement for life with all those around him.

Published on: Friday, May 23, 2014

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  LTC George Silvanic, U.S. Army-Retired

Lieutenant Colonel George Silvanic, U.S. Army-Retired, 86, Palmetto, passed away May 15, 2014.

He was born April 20, 1928 in Johnson City, NY to the late William and Helen (Roebuck) Silvanic. George grew up in NY, attending Syracuse University where he played varsity football, and was a lifetime member of the Syracuse Alumni Club.

Following graduation in 1950, George was commissioned in the U.S. Army, serving for over 27 years, including overseas service in Vietnam, Korea and Germany.

George married the beautiful Louise Yvonne de Tourville at Fort Benning, GA in May of 1961, and they had two dear children, Mark and Pené. George and Louise settled in Palmetto in 1976 following his retirement from the U.S. Army.

George then began a very rewarding second career as a learning skills/academic advisor at Manatee Community College for over 10 years. He was also active in the local Mended Hearts Organization where he formerly served as President and Regional Director, was a member of the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Palmetto, and was a lifetime member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, Disabled American Veterans, and Military Officers Association of America.

He was predeceased by three brothers, William, Edward, and Robert, and is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Louise of Palmetto, son and his wife; Mark Alexander (retired USAF Fighter Pilot) and Dorothy Silvanic of Monument, CO and their children; Clara Grayce and George Phillip, daughter and her husband; Pené Sue (President of Silvanic, Inc. Hallmark Stores) and Jeffery Colbert of Palmetto and their daughter Kemery Jené, and many extended family members and friends.

A celebration of George’s life will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at St Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1010 24th Ave W. Palmetto. Further services and interment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

He was a remarkable husband, a tremendous Dad and Grandfather. Where ever we lived, kids from all over the neighborhood would come to the house to play and enjoy his humor and cooking. He always got a smile from the people he met, and left them by saying “Stay cheerful!” He will be sorely missed by friends, family, and those he met every day.

The family request that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to the U.S.O. in his memory.

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Published on: Sunday, May 18, 2014

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  Mr. Evan Ronald Bunker

Evan Ronald Bunker, 29, Bradenton, passed away May 9, 2014. Evan was born on July 17, 1984 in South Lake Tahoe, California to Dennis and Diane (Miner) Bunker.

He was reared in the Lutheran faith by attending the Lutheran church and schools. Evan worked as a foreman for his father’s exterior maintenance company in California. He moved from Temecula, CA in 2000 to Las Vegas, NV to work on projects that his father had in Las Vegas, then in 2004 moved to Manatee County, Florida.

While living in Florida he continued to work as a foreman for his father’s business, Clean & Clear Exterior Maintenance of Sarasota. Growing up Evan was a champion Motocross racer in his teens, he was also an avid fisherman, and was very gifted at any type of water sport. He has held various memberships in several organizations over the years in regards to his various hobbies of motocross, fishing, water sports, etc.

Evan was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, maternal grandmother and is survived by his fiancée Heaven Thorpe of Bradenton, four daughters; Kaelyn Bunker (age 8) of Odessa, TX, Mia Roberts (age 7), Evelyn Bunker (age 2 ½) both of Sarasota, Lilly Bunker (age 4 months) of Bradenton, parents; Dennis and Diane Bunker of Sarasota, sister; Kari Bunker of Sarasota, maternal grandfather, Patrick Miner of Tracy, CA, and many extended family members and friends.

A celebration of Evan’s life will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the South Lido Beach Picnic area in Sarasota.

The family request that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to Evan’s Mermaids. Additional information may be found on Facebook, Kari Bunker. Or you may send a donation in care of the family at P.O. Box 3498, Sarasota, Florida 34230.

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Published on: Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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  Mr. James J. McGarry II

James J. McGarry II, 44, of Bradenton, passed away on May 9, 2014.

James is survived by his loving wife June and son, and many friends.

Private services.

Published on: Monday, May 12, 2014

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  Mrs. Annelotte Legault

Annelotte Legault, 80, Bradenton, passed away May 3, 2014. Anne was born Oct. 6, 1933 in Offenbach, Germany to the late Gustav and Margaret Leisegang.

She moved to Bradenton in 1973 coming from Vermont. Anne and husband John owned and operated Oneco Glass in Bradenton. She was of the catholic faith and devoted to her family.

She was predeceased by five brothers and one sister, and is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, John of Bradenton, Four sons; John Gustav, Thomas Louis both of Bradenton, Ronald Clement, Glenn Michael (Lora) both of Myakka, four daughters; Audrey Ann (Bill) Hilton, Linda Marie (Stu Weisgerber) Legault both of Bradenton, Michelle Joan (Joseph) Duennes of Inverness, FL, Tanya Melissa (Steve) Smith of Parrish, two brothers, Joachim and Horst (Ulrica) Leisegang both of Wiesbaden, Germany, three sisters; Gudren Eilers, Ann Malone both of Los Angeles, CA, Giesela (David) Weiss of Tucson, AZ, eleven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many extended family members and friends.

The family will receive friends from 9-10 A.M. Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, 1015 14th St. W., Bradenton with a service to follow at 10:00 A.M. Interment will take place at Manasota Memorial Park, Bradenton.

The family request in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg in her memory. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.

Published on: Tuesday, May 06, 2014

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  Mr. John J. Petruff

John J. Petruff, 92, Bradenton, Fl formerly of Miami, Fl died on May 03, 2014 in Bradenton, Fl.

Johnny was born 11/14/21 in Paterson, NJ to Anna and Stephen J. Petruff. He served as a Technician 5th grade in the US Army during World War II and was stationed in Australia. After the war he met his loving wife Laurene (d. 12/26/04). They married in 1948 and moved to Miami, FL in 1949. Johnny is survived by his three children and their families, John Petruff of Suffolk VA, Patricia A. Petruff of Bradenton, FL and Laurie Delimon of San Jose, CA. He also leaves behind several nephews and nieces.

Always a tinkerer, Johnny worked for Westinghouse as an X-ray technician. In the 1960’s he opened his own electronics repair business in Miami. Petruff Electronics grew from TV/radio repair, to include installation of master antennas, satellite dishes, cable TV, security cameras, alarm systems and controlled access systems at many private homes, hotels and condominium complexes all over the Miami area.

Johnny was a pilot and over the years he owned a number of small planes as well as a sign towing business. Johnny was a member of the Civil Air Patrol and was an active member of North Miami Elks Lodge # 1835.

Johnny loved music and was self taught on the electric keyboard. He was an avid dancer and enjoyed treating all the ladies to a turn on the dance floor. The family would like to extend their love and appreciation to Mary E. Schulte of Coral Gables, who has been Johnny’s friend, companion and dancing partner since 2005.

Interment will be private at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southeastern Guide Dogs, http://www.guidedogs.org.

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Published on: Monday, May 05, 2014

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  Mr. Guy (Andy) Anderson Wheless II

Guy (Andy) Anderson Wheless II, 56, passed away on May 2nd, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Bradenton and was a lifelong resident. Andy just recently retired from Manatee County Public Works after 38 years.

Andy is survived by his wife of 33 years, Dolly (Dalton), son Michael, daughter Jennifer (York), mother Barbara (Whidden), sisters Olivia (Jack) Tamburin, Dana (Dale Evans) Grumbley, Lucretia Martinez, Lacinda (Ren) Glanz and 5 grandchildren, Chance, Spencer & Shane Wheless , Cadence York and Myah Matteson.

He is predeceased by his two sons, Doug and Jeremiah, his father Guy, his brother Kevin and paternal grandmother Eva (Radcliffe).

The Memorial Service will be provided by Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, 5610 Manatee Ave W. Bradenton on Thursday, May 8th. The Gathering will be held from 5:00 - 6:00pm with the Services commencing at 6:00pm

Published on: Monday, May 05, 2014

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  Kinsley Patricia Anne Michael

Kinsley Patricia Anne Michael, of Bradenton, passed away on April 30, 2014.

Kinsley is survived by her mother Kasandra L. Giddings, her father Robert L. Michael II, brother Ryder D. Giddings, sister Brie A. Michael and a loving extended family.

Private family services.

Published on: Saturday, May 03, 2014

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  Mr. J Refujio Sanchez Maldonado

J Refujio Sanchez Maldonado, 59, of Bradenton, formerly of Mexico, passed away on April 30, 2014.

He is survived by a large and loving family, both here and back home.

Visitation hours are on Tuesday, May 6th, from 5:00-7:00pm at Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, 1015 14th St. W.

The Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, May 7th, at 1:00pm Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bradenton.

Published on: Saturday, May 03, 2014

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  Ms. Deborah LuWayne Bowers

Deborah LuWayne Bowers, 53, Bradenton, passed away April 30, 2014.

She was born on September 5, 1960 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and worked as a receptionist for a medical practice before her health forced her to retire.

Deborah was predeceased by her father, Montague Bowers, and is survived by her daughter, Nicole Edmonds, mother, Darlene Thompson, brother, Gregory Bowers all of Bradenton, sister and her husband Lori and Terrance Vinson of Lansing, MI, many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members and friends.

Memorial Celebration of Deborah’s life will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, May 9, 2014 at the Life Changers International World Ministries, 406 10th Avenue West, Palmetto.

The family request that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to the Humane Society in her memory.

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Published on: Thursday, May 01, 2014

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  Mr. Lawrence George Hamill, Sr.

Lawrence George Hamill Sr., 69, Bradenton, passed away April 30, 2014.

He was born July 13, 1944 in Stuart, FL, moved to Rome, NY at a very young age, and graduated from Rome Free Academy in Rome.

He served with the U.S. Navy. He moved to Orlando in the late 1960's where he lived until 2000 when he moved to Ft. Pierce, FL, and then in 2014 moved to Bradenton. He worked as a custom cabinet maker for several years and was an avid fisherman.

He was predeceased by his brother and sister, Brian and Marilyn, and is survived by his loving wife Bonnie of 19 ½ years, daughter, Sherrell Marie (Robert) Bounds of Bradenton, three sons; Lawrence George Hamill, Jr. of High Point, NC, Kenneth Brian Hamill of Riverview, FL, Michael Leroy (Nancy) Hamill of Ely, England, his parents; George Leroy and Adelaide (Halterman) Hamill of Orlando, FL, one sister, Karen Small of Orlando, FL, seven grandchildren and many extended family members and friends.

A celebration of Lawrence's life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Elwood Park Baptist Church, Bradenton.

The family request that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, 500 Montgomery St., Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314, www.takemefishing.org in his memory.

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Published on: Thursday, May 01, 2014

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  Dakota M. Anderson

Dakota Marie Anderson, passed away on April 8, 2014.

Dakota is survived by her mother Ashley Anderson, her father Michael, one sister Olivia Layla, and a large extended family. Memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Published on: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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  Mr. William F. Tarvin

William Fredrick Tarvin, 51, of Sarasota, passed away on March 15, 2014.

William is survived by his wife Helen, two sons; Anthony and Damien, and many friends.

Private family services.

Published on: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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