Our Obituaries

Lee A. Emerick

June 18, 1931 - December 11, 2017

When I come to the endof my journeyAnd I travel my last weary mile,Just forget if you can,that I ever frownedAnd remember only the smile.Forget unkind words I have spoken;Remember some good I have done,Forget that I ever had heartacheAnd remember I've hadloads of fun.Forget that I've stumbledand blunderedAnd sometimes fell by the way.Remember I have foughtsome hard battlesAnd won, ere the close...
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Kay Flake

May 1, 1923 - December 10, 2017

Claire Kikuye (Kay) Flake is absent from her body and present with Jesus. She passed away Sunday, December 10th at Wuesthoff Hospice House in Rockledge, Florida at the age of 94. Kay was born in Wailuku, Hawaii and had a career in civil service. She survived the attack on Pearl Harbor as a teenager. Kay was an active member of First Baptist Church Merritt Island, involved in various ministries...
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Mary B. Carroll

May 3, 1931 - December 4, 2017

Mary Nelle Beckler Carroll, 86, of Cocoa, went home peacefully to be with her Lord on December 4, 2017, surrounded by her family. Mary Nelle was born on May 3, 1931 in Copperhill, TN to Sam and Nelle Beckler.She is predeceased in death by her husbands John Greene, Clarence Vereen, Garnet Craig and Robert Carroll; her brothers Don, Ray, Lee and her sister Betty.She dedicated herself to teaching...
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Martin Sidney Blankfield

October 3, 1926 - November 25, 2017

Martin S. Blankfield, 91, of Merritt Island, passed away Nov. 25, 2017. He was born in Philadelphia, PA and came to Brevard County in 1962. He was a retired Engineer from Lockheed Martin. He is survived by his adoring, loving wife of 70 years, Connie M. Blankfield and his three children Bruce, Deborah and David. He is also the father of Michael and Craig Blankfield, who are deceased. His...
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Carole A. Krupa

January 15, 1941 - November 25, 2017

Carole A. Krupa, 76, of Merritt Island, a retired school teacher, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 25, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.Carole was born in Rochester, PA on January 15, 1941. She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank. She is survived by her daughter, Joni Hilton of Cocoa; son, Craig Krupa of Cocoa; two granddaughters, Kayla and Allison and two great...
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Lee Douglas Talbott

January 10, 1951 - November 24, 2017

Lee Douglas Talbott, Jr., age 66, passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017 at his home in Merritt Island, Florida.He was born in Lee County on January 10, 1951 to Lee Douglas Talbott, Sr. and the late H. Blanche Poindexter Talbott. Doug was a 32-year volunteer of the Deep River Fire Department. For many years, he enjoyed a career in construction.Surviving relatives include his father, Lee D....
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Robert G. Burdine

September 9, 1947 - November 23, 2017

When I come to the endof my journeyAnd I travel my last weary mile,Just forget if you can,that I ever frownedAnd remember only the smile.Forget unkind words I have spoken;Remember some good I have done,Forget that I ever had heartacheAnd remember I've hadloads of fun.Forget that I've stumbledand blunderedAnd sometimes fell by the way.Remember I have foughtsome hard battlesAnd won, ere the close...
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Dolores E. Edwards

September 2, 1928 - November 18, 2017

When I come to the endof my journeyAnd I travel my last weary mile,Just forget if you can,that I ever frownedAnd remember only the smile.Forget unkind words I have spoken;Remember some good I have done,Forget that I ever had heartacheAnd remember I've hadloads of fun.Forget that I've stumbledand blunderedAnd sometimes fell by the way.Remember I have foughtsome hard battlesAnd won, ere the close...
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James T. HOLMES

January 1, 1917 - November 11, 2017

James Thomas Holmes, Sr. was born on January 1, 1917 in Scranton, Pennsylvania to Thomas Henry and Bridget Walsh Holmes. He met his future wife, Alice Marie Noone, on a blind date. He told his cousin that he was going to marry that woman. They were married on June 28, 1941 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. They were blessed with 3 children: James Thomas Holmes, Jr., JoAnn Marie Holmes, and Ann Marie...
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Horace I. BOMAR

January 2, 1929 - October 31, 2017

HIBomarJrObituary11/06/2017Horace I. (Buddy) Bomar, Jr., 88, of Merritt Island, FL, passed away on October 31, 2017.Buddy was born in Wartrace, TN on January 20th, 1929. He attended Wartrace HighSchool and continued on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University. He also served in the Tennessee State Guard and the U.S. Army.Buddy was married to Jennie Walker...
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Martin H. Feldes

October 22, 1946 - October 26, 2017

When I come to the endof my journeyAnd I travel my last weary mile,Just forget if you can,that I ever frownedAnd remember only the smile.Forget unkind words I have spoken;Remember some good I have done,Forget that I ever had heartacheAnd remember I've hadloads of fun.Forget that I've stumbledand blunderedAnd sometimes fell by the way.Remember I have foughtsome hard battlesAnd won, ere the close...
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Brady C. Powers

February 7, 1943 - October 23, 2017

When I come to the endof my journeyAnd I travel my last weary mile,Just forget if you can,that I ever frownedAnd remember only the smile.Forget unkind words I have spoken;Remember some good I have done,Forget that I ever had heartacheAnd remember I've hadloads of fun.Forget that I've stumbledand blunderedAnd sometimes fell by the way.Remember I have foughtsome hard battlesAnd won, ere the close...
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Joyce Flaherty

March 5, 1925 - October 21, 2017

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Patricia Agnes Cox

October 18, 1938 - October 16, 2017

Patricia (Patsy, Mom Mom, Aunt Pat) Agnes Cox, 78, died October 16, 2017 with her family by her side in Rockledge, Florida. She was born October 18, 1938, in Collingdale Pennsylvania to Peter and Cecelia Foley. Pat could accomplish anything she set her mind to do. Family always took priority - and career second. With her sharp mind and dedication to learning, she was successful as an owner...
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Dan R. Davies

July 27, 1928 - October 15, 2017

Daniel Richard Davies July 27, 1928 - October 15, 2017Daniel R. Davies, 89, long-time resident of Rockledge, Florida, peacefully went to Heaven on October 15, 2017. He was born in Smiths Crossroads, South Hill, Virginia on July 27, 1928, to Richard Wayland Davies and Elise Perkinson Davies. At the age of six, he moved to Cross City, Florida. The eldest...
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Shirley J. Boyd

October 5, 1936 - October 8, 2017

When I come to the endof my journeyAnd I travel my last weary mile,Just forget if you can,that I ever frownedAnd remember only the smile.Forget unkind words I have spoken;Remember some good I have done,Forget that I ever had heartacheAnd remember I've hadloads of fun.Forget that I've stumbledand blunderedAnd sometimes fell by the way.Remember I have foughtsome hard battlesAnd won, ere the...
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Patricia A. Martin

September 29, 1943 - October 7, 2017

Patricia Anne Martin, "Pat," age 74, of Merritt Island, Florida, formerly of Grand Blanc, Michigan, was called home by our Lord on Saturday, October 7, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, William "Bill" and Irene (Berry) LaFerney. She is survived by her son, Donald L Martin III, JD (Kimberly), her daughter, LeeAnne M Lee, MD (Bryan), three grandchildren, Patrick Martin, Mayghan Lee...
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Betty Jane Gordon

October 11, 1924 - October 7, 2017

When I come to the endof my journeyAnd I travel my last weary mile,Just forget if you can,that I ever frownedAnd remember only the smile.Forget unkind words I have spoken;Remember some good I have done,Forget that I ever had heartacheAnd remember I've hadloads of fun.Forget that I've stumbledand blunderedAnd sometimes fell by the way.Remember I have foughtsome hard battlesAnd won, ere the...
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Loraine Jennifer John

October 9, 1954 - October 3, 2017

Loraine Jennifer Joseph John, 62, died October 3rd 2017 at her home in Cocoa, Florida. She was born on October 9th, 1954 in Linden, Guyana to Doris Joseph and Cecil Mentor. Loraine was a kind and very loving person. Family was very important to her. The joy in her life came from her children and grandchildren. She has touched many people with her grace and humility. She will be missed but not...
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Julia C. LATKANIC

February 1, 1932 - October 1, 2017

Julia C. Latkanic, 85, passed away on October 1, 2017 in Titusville, FL. She was born on February 1, 1932, in Euston, PA. After she graduated high school, Julia enlisted in the Army and played softball on their team on the base and in tournaments across the country. She worked for Martin Marietta as a computer manager, earning her associate's degree during her time there. Julia loved to travel,...
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Trudy Mohme

February 20, 1932 - September 26, 2017

When I come to the endof my journeyAnd I travel my last weary mile,Just forget if you can,that I ever frownedAnd remember only the smile.Forget unkind words I have spoken;Remember some good I have done,Forget that I ever had heartacheAnd remember I've hadloads of fun.Forget that I've stumbledand blunderedAnd sometimes fell by the way.Remember I have foughtsome hard battlesAnd won, ere the...
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Natanael Del Toro

December 17, 1939 - September 26, 2017

Rev. Natanael Del Toro Melendez, age 77, went home to be with his Savior on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. He was born on December 17, 1939 in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico to the late Isidro Del Toro and Maria Del Toro- Melendez. Natanael loved spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. Most of all he loved the Lord and faithfully served his Savior for close to 67 years. Assuredly, the...
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Rachel Van Orman

October 14, 1977 - September 24, 2017

A beautiful light has gone out of our lives but will never dim in our hearts. Rachel Theresa Van Orman, 39 years old, was called home to reside with her brother Jason for eternity in the arms of our Lord. She was born in Rockledge, FL on October 14th, 1977. She attended St. Mary's Catholic School and Merritt Island High School. She recently received her esthetician license to pursue her...
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Marie Ann Jackson

September 16, 1923 - September 22, 2017

Marie Ann Stoffa Jackson, 94, of Merritt Island, Florida, passed away at her home on September 22, 2017. Marie was born in Freeland, Pennsylvania to Joseph Stoffa and Anna Grega Stoffa on September 16, 1923.Marie graduated from Freeland High School in Freeland, PA, and went on to work for Eastern Airlines during World War II. During that time, she met who would become her forever love, Robert J....
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Francis Edward Gryn

December 30, 1946 - September 16, 2017

Francis Edward Gryn Sr., 70, passed away at home on September 16, 2017. Born December 30, 1946 in Mineola, New York, he was the son Francis Gryn and Mary Sikorsky. Frank is survived by his daughter Deborah Dalrymple(Scott Phillips), son Francis Gryn Jr.(Tiffany) and daughter Stacey Edwards (Robbie); six grandchildren Joshua Dalrymple, Francis, Ryan, and Tyler Gryn, and Skyler and Logan Edwards,...
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Ernest B. BROWN

November 29, 1919 - September 13, 2017

When I come to the endof my journeyAnd I travel my last weary mile,Just forget if you can,that I ever frownedAnd remember only the smile.Forget unkind words I have spoken;Remember some good I have done,Forget that I ever had heartacheAnd remember I've hadloads of fun.Forget that I've stumbledand blunderedAnd sometimes fell by the way.Remember I have foughtsome hard battlesAnd won, ere the...
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Dolores Anne Waters

August 11, 1930 - September 13, 2017

Delores "Dee" Casca Waters (August 11, 1930 - September 13, 2017) Dee Waters passed away peacefully on September 13, 2017. Dee was born in Asbury Park, NJ and later moved to Miami, FL where she met her late husband Barney Waters at a high school football game. She is the daughter of Angelo and Marion Genevieve Casca. Dee is survived by her younger brother, Sonny Casca, two daughters, Vicki de...
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Charles Elmer Ohler

October 16, 1930 - September 11, 2017

Charles Elmer Ohler passed away peacefully Monday, September 11, 2017 at Coquina Nursing Facility at the age of 86. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 49 years, AngelineChuck will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Jeannette Monda (Larry) and son Jeff Ohler (Kat). Beloved "Pap" to Jason Cleary (Jessica), Chrissy Struska (Paul), Kelly Hinchman, Stefan Ohler, Nathan Ohler, and...
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Peter Fredericks

February 21, 1955 - September 10, 2017

Peter Fredericks, 62, of Merritt Island, and formerly of Plattsburg and Ogdensburg, NY, died on September 10, 2017, after a courageous battle against lung cancer.He is survived by his wife of 37 years Mary (Carter) Fredericks; two daughters, Jennifer Nauman (Justin) and Jessica Fredericks; two grandchildren, Kennedy and Carter Nauman.He is also survived by his in-laws, Herb and Kay Carter, his...
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Almery R. Hamblen

October 8, 1915 - August 29, 2017

Almery Richard Hamblen, Sr., 101, Merritt Island, died on August 29, 2017. Almery was born in Gorham, Maine to Joseph and Nellie (Elkins) Hamblen . He was survived by his dear sister Ida. Hamblen Dolan, and predeceased by his siblings, Lillian H. Grant, Charles Hamblen, Calvin H. Hamblen, Joseph A. Hamblen and Henry W. Hamblen, Sr. Almery was blessed with two marriages. Widowed twice, he was...
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Kathleen Elizabeth SHOENBERGER

May 18, 1921 - August 27, 2017

Kathleen Shoenberger, 96, of Titusville, Florida, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Parrish Medical Center, Titusville, Florida. She was born May 18, 1921 in Winaton, England. Kathleen moved to this country in the 1940's.She was a volunteer for Parrish Medical Center for over twenty years.Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth, who passed in 2003.She is survived by her...
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Virginia Ezell Hereford

August 4, 1927 - August 26, 2017

Virginia Ezell Hereford, 90, passed away on August 26, 2017 in Rockledge, FL. She was born on August 4, 1927, in Norman Park, GA, to parents Henry and Shady Lovett. She was raised in Eagle Lake, FL, where her family moved to while she was still young. Virginia married Sidney D. Hereford in 1945; they moved their family to Brevard County in 1956 to work in the space program. She began working for...
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Sandra Poole

December 4, 1952 - August 20, 2017

Sandra Kaye Darby Poole, passed away at her home in Merritt Island, Florida on August 20, 2017. She earned a Bachelor Degree from the University of South Carolina with high honors and accolades. In 1973, she was one of 31 people who began developing computer applications for an eventual Fortune 500 company, Policy Management System. She rose from a computer programmer to managing the designing...
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Coy Maxwell Brown

August 16, 1935 - August 20, 2017

Coy M. Brown, 82, passed away on August 20, 2017 at home in Merritt Island, FL. Coy was born on August 16, 1935, in Dothan, AL, to parents Samuel and Ella Brown. His family moved to Miami, FL when he was four months old. In 1952, he enlisted in the Navy; during his time in the military he met his wife, Janet, in Philadelphia. They were married in 1956, moving back to Florida the following year....
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John Patrick Kenneally

November 6, 1922 - August 19, 2017

John P. Kenneally, 94, passed away on August 19, 2017, after a lengthy illness. Jack was born in Portsmouth, NH and lived in Little Neck, NY before moving to Merritt Island and retiring from Pan American Airways. Preceded in death by daughter Carol Cerny. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Gerry, and daughter Barbara, granddaughters Kimberly Cerny and Kristen (Rob) Gatt of NY and great...
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Janet Louise Simmons

July 18, 1949 - August 17, 2017

When I come to the endof my journeyAnd I travel my last weary mile,Just forget if you can,that I ever frownedAnd remember only the smile.Forget unkind words I have spoken;Remember some good I have done,Forget that I ever had heartacheAnd remember I've hadloads of fun.Forget that I've stumbledand blunderedAnd sometimes fell by the way.Remember I have foughtsome hard battlesAnd won, ere the...
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Mark D. Julian

October 1, 1925 - August 9, 2017

Dr. Mark D. Julian, 91, passed away on August 9, 2017 at his home in Cocoa. He was born on October 1, 1925, in Cass County, Michigan. Mark moved to Florida in 1975, establishing his family medical practice in 1977 in Satellite Beach, and later opening a second location in Merritt Island. He worked well into his 70's.Mark is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Margaret; his son, Scott ...
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Leta R. Parker

January 25, 1918 - August 9, 2017

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one,I'd like to leave an afternoon of smiles when my life is doneI'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun,Of happy memories that I leave when my life is done.Donations to St. Jude would be greatly appreciated. Please...
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Ann G. Hauft

August 20, 1937 - August 9, 2017

Ann Grey Rogers Hauft was born on August 20, 1937 to Dr. Wallace Rogers and his wife Aline. She went peacefully home to be with her Lord on August 9, 2017. In heaven, she will join her loving parents and most cherished sister, Jane Elizabeth Byrom. She is survived by her two daughters; Robin Leftwich (Jim) and children Aaron, Rachel and Susanna along with two great granddaughters, Brielle and...
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June P. Williamson

June 28, 1928 - August 1, 2017

When I come to the endof my journeyAnd I travel my last weary mile,Just forget if you can,that I ever frownedAnd remember only the smile.Forget unkind words I have spoken;Remember some good I have done,Forget that I ever had heartacheAnd remember I've hadloads of fun.Forget that I've stumbledand blunderedAnd sometimes fell by the way.Remember I have foughtsome hard battlesAnd won, ere the...
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Bernadette Catherine Gryn

January 14, 1945 - August 1, 2017

Bernadette Catherine Gryn, 72, peacefully passed away at home on Merritt Island, Florida, surrounded by her loving family, on August 1, 2017 Born January 14, 1945, in Queens, New York, she was the daughter of the late Marjorie and William Lenau. Bernadette is survived by her husband Francis Edward Gryn, daughter Deborah Dalrymple (Scott Phillips), son Francis Edward Gryn Jr. (Tiffany) and...
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Brian Keith Crytzer

August 26, 1984 - July 31, 2017

Brian Keith Crytzer, age 33, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017. He was born July 26, 1984 in Rockledge, FL and was a long time resident of Merritt Island. Brian is survived by his father Mark Crytzer, mother Debra Ricci (step-father James Ricci) and grandparents John and Joe Ann Chambers, Priscilla and Dave Hreha , Gail and David Crytzer, John and Marsha Henry and Jan Ricci. Beloved brother of...
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Brownie E. Butts

November 13, 1932 - July 30, 2017

When I come to the endof my journeyAnd I travel my last weary mile,Just forget if you can,that I ever frownedAnd remember only the smile.Forget unkind words I have spoken;Remember some good I have done,Forget that I ever had heartacheAnd remember I've hadloads of fun.Forget that I've stumbledand blunderedAnd sometimes fell by the way.Remember I have foughtsome hard battlesAnd won, ere the...
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Shelda Faye Roscoe

January 20, 1949 - July 26, 2017

When I come to the endof my journeyAnd I travel my last weary mile,Just forget if you can,that I ever frownedAnd remember only the smile.Forget unkind words I have spoken;Remember some good I have done,Forget that I ever had heartacheAnd remember I've hadloads of fun.Forget that I've stumbledand blunderedAnd sometimes fell by the way.Remember I have foughtsome hard battlesAnd won, ere the...
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Theresa Gardner

May 26, 1945 - July 25, 2017

When I come to the endof my journeyAnd I travel my last weary mile,Just forget if you can,that I ever frownedAnd remember only the smile.Forget unkind words I have spoken;Remember some good I have done,Forget that I ever had heartacheAnd remember I've hadloads of fun.Forget that I've stumbledand blunderedAnd sometimes fell by the way.Remember I have foughtsome hard battlesAnd won, ere the...
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Helen Barnini

June 3, 1913 - July 23, 2017

Helen Barnini, 104, of Merritt Island, Florida, passed away on July 23, 2017. She was born in New York City on June 3, 1913.She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Barnini and son Edward Barnini, Jr.She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Marilyn Barnini, four grandchildren, Linda Williams, Tony Barnini, Jeff Barnini and Lisa Johnston, four great grandchildren, Christina...
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Maria Denunzio

September 18, 1925 - July 22, 2017

Maria (Nani) DeNunzio peacefully passed away Saturday, July 22nd 2017. She was born on September 18, 1925 in Forno in the province of Massa Carrara, Italy. Maria lived in the United States since 1946 when she crossed the ocean aboard the great liner MS Vulcania.The focus of Maria's life was her devotion to family who continue to be blessed by her Italian heritage, passion of dancing, music,...
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Donnell Weber

December 6, 1934 - July 20, 2017

Donnell "Don" Weber, 82 took a shuttle to the beyond on July 20, 2017. Born to John and Grace Weber, he was the oldest of 3 sons. They grew up on a farm/ranch in the Logan County area of Nebraska. When he wasn't doing farm chores he loved fishing, hunting, and riding horses with friends on the weekends. In high school he ran the mile in track, placing third in the state of Nebraska. He also...
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Barbara J. Moore

September 19, 1938 - July 16, 2017

When I come to the endof my journeyAnd I travel my last weary mile,Just forget if you can,that I ever frownedAnd remember only the smile.Forget unkind words I have spoken;Remember some good I have done,Forget that I ever had heartacheAnd remember I've hadloads of fun.Forget that I've stumbledand blunderedAnd sometimes fell by the way.Remember I have foughtsome hard battlesAnd won, ere the...
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Richard James Betar

January 5, 1935 - July 14, 2017

Richard James Betar, of Merritt Island, passed away on July 14, 2017, joining his late wife of 62 years, Greta. He was surrounded by his family, sons Mark (Janet) and Todd (Jeanne); grandchildren, Kyle and Mandy; great-granddaughter, Drea; and his sister-in-law Marlene (Donald) Smith.Richard was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania, January 5, 1935, served in the United States Marine Corp, completed an...
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Pasquale Murico

January 24, 1927 - July 14, 2017

Pasquale Lawrence Murico passed away peacefully on July 14, 2017 in Rockledge. Pasquale "Pat" was born on January 24, 1927 in New Haven, Connecticut. He entered military service in 1950 and after an honorable discharge he became a member of the Army Reserves. For over 30 years he worked in the transportation and delivery trucking industry in Connecticut. After retiring and moving to...
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Lester D. Miller

April 14, 1920 - July 8, 2017

Lester was raised on a small farm in DeWitt County in central Illinois. He attended a one room school house through the 8th grade. He was also a High School Graduate and then took Correspondence Courses through DeVry. When Lester was 21 years old he left the farm to work at Zenith Radio in downtown Chicago, which he got through DeVry.While working there, Lester enjoyed going to dance halls in...
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Edith Judy McNeil

September 2, 1926 - July 3, 2017

When I come to the endof my journeyAnd I travel my last weary mile,Just forget if you can,that I ever frownedAnd remember only the smile.Forget unkind words I have spoken;Remember some good I have done,Forget that I ever had heartacheAnd remember I've hadloads of fun.Forget that I've stumbledand blunderedAnd sometimes fell by the way.Remember I have foughtsome hard battlesAnd won, ere the...
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Stephen Earl Boyce

April 30, 1952 - July 2, 2017

Stephen Earl Boyce, 65, passed away on July 2, 2017 in Merritt Island, Florida. He was born in Lewiston, Maine, to parents Earl and Louise Boyce. While growing up in Maine, Stephen played on his high school's baseball, football and basketball teams. He moved to Florida to attend college at the Florida Institute of Technology, where he earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in mechanical...
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Naomi Jean Kelley

July 26, 1930 - June 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home, Merritt Island, FL.
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Edward Charles Schillo

April 29, 1942 - June 27, 2017

Be Thou At PeaceA Hero, A Leader and Courageous man Edward Charles Schillo Jr. 75 of Merritt Island passed away from Cancer on June 27, 2017.This man, consisting of many components, was devoted to his family and friends, his military career, and his love of many avocations.Ed was a native of Harrisburg PA, graduated from Central Dauphin High School where he established many records for others to...
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Donald Eugene Totman

September 28, 1936 - June 22, 2017

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Gloria Gentile Lowe

September 27, 1928 - June 21, 2017

Gloria Gentile Lowe, 88 passed peacefully surrounded by friends and family on June 21 at her home on Merritt Island.Gloria was born in Chester, Pennsylvania on September 27, 1928. She was married to her husband William for 53 years until his passing in 2002. She attended West Virginia University. Gloria's true joy was being with family and friends, as well as serving as a volunteer at...
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Joseph Wesley Watt

March 29, 1982 - June 20, 2017

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Richard Marcus Weaver

June 17, 1932 - June 17, 2017

When I come to the endof my journeyAnd I travel my last weary mile,Just forget if you can,that I ever frownedAnd remember only the smile.Forget unkind words I have spoken;Remember some good I have done,Forget that I ever had heartacheAnd remember I've hadloads of fun.Forget that I've stumbledand blunderedAnd sometimes fell by the way.Remember I have foughtsome hard battlesAnd won, ere the...
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Will Franklin Leister

January 17, 1924 - June 10, 2017

Listed on his birth certificate as Williard Franklin Leister, Will was born on January 17, 1924, in East Greenville, PA to a Pennsylvania Dutch farmer, Willard Earl (B 3/21/1897 in Hoppenville, PA) and Martha Olivia (Taylor) Leister (B 7/21/1895 in Masontown, WV). The attending physician was J. A. Klotz. Will was the third born of 4 children. First was a boy who died in infancy of pneumonia,...
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Willis Albert Harvey

February 22, 1964 - June 10, 2017

When I come to the endof my journeyAnd I travel my last weary mile,Just forget if you can,that I ever frownedAnd remember only the smile.Forget unkind words I have spoken;Remember some good I have done,Forget that I ever had heartacheAnd remember I've hadloads of fun.Forget that I've stumbledand blunderedAnd sometimes fell by the way.Remember I have foughtsome hard battlesAnd won, ere the...
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Patricia L. Carrier

January 4, 1933 - June 5, 2017

When I come to the endof my journeyAnd I travel my last weary mile,Just forget if you can,that I ever frownedAnd remember only the smile.Forget unkind words I have spoken;Remember some good I have done,Forget that I ever had heartacheAnd remember I've hadloads of fun.Forget that I've stumbledand blunderedAnd sometimes fell by the way.Remember I have foughtsome hard battlesAnd won, ere the...
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Robert V. Havranck

June 28, 1948 - May 27, 2017

Robert V. Havranck, 68, of Rockledge, Florida, formerly of Shrewsbury, New Jersey, passed from this life on May 27, 2017. Robert was born on June 28, 1948 to the late Vincent and Margaret Havranck in Brooklyn, New York. He grew up in Long Branch, New Jersey graduating from Long Branch High School. In his twenties Robert began a career with Pepsi that would span 40 years. In that time he would...
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Dorothy Katherine Ardoin

February 13, 1936 - May 27, 2017

IN LOVING MEMORY: Dorothy Katherine Ardoin, 81, of Merritt Island, Florida, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 27, 2017, surrounded by her family.Born in St. Clair, Michigan, on February 13, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Margaret Rivard and Lavern Emery of Algonac, Michigan.Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and devout Catholic. Dalton Ward, her...
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Henrietta Elizabeth McCurley

April 11, 1922 - May 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home, Merritt Island, FL.
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Rollin Wesley Zimmerman

July 28, 1915 - May 13, 2017

Rollin W. ZimmermanA Legacy of Selfless ServiceRetired Sheriff Rollin W. Zimmerman left for Brevard County Community an unprecedented legacy of selfless service and accomplishments, Sheriff Zimmerman loved Brevard County and all its people up until he took his last breath on May 13, 2017. He passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side.Born on July 28, 1915, (he would have been 102...
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Clarence Herbert Corbett

April 17, 1948 - May 5, 2017

Clarence Herbert Corbett, Jr. (Herbie)Herbie Corbett, Jr., age 69, of Merritt Island, FL passed suddenly on May 5, 2017 of natural causes.Herbie arrived on April 17, 1948 in Gainesville, FL. He was the first born to Mary Lou & Clarence Herbert Corbett, Sr. Herbie grew up in Cocoa, FL and graduated from Cocoa Beach High School. Herbie had a passion for the second amendment and was an avid...
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Johnny T. Fowler

July 19, 1946 - April 29, 2017

Johnny T. Fowler, 70, of Cocoa, FL, passed peacefully at home on April 29, 2017. Johnny was born on July 19, 1946 in Hartville, OH His family relocated to Avon Park Florida in 1947 before settling to Merritt Island in 1957. Johnny enjoyed his career as a heavy equipment and Crane Operator at the US Navy Port in Cape Canaveral. He was one of the many volunteers who helped with the debris of the...
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Betty Liska

March 23, 1938 - April 24, 2017

In Memory ofBetty LiskaMarch 23, 1938 - April 24, 2017 Elizabeth (Betty) Liska passed away peacefully at Cape Canaveral Hospital on April 24, 2017 at the age of 79. Betty will be lovingly remembered by her husband Charlie, of 59 years. Dear mother to Chuck (Maribeth) Liska and Joan (Joe) Fazzini. Beloved Nana to Tony, Mike, Kenny and Andrew. Loving Aunt. Betty was born in Brooklyn New York to...
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Barbara Driggers

October 24, 1948 - April 23, 2017

Barbara Driggers, 68, of Cape Canaveral, FL passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017. Born in Newark, NJ, Barbara moved to Florida more than 40 years ago. She was of the Catholic faith. Barbara worked in the Walmart Deli for 19 years. In her free time, she enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband Louis Barone and her husband, Bobby Driggers. Barbara is...
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Carroll E. McCullah

February 18, 1921 - April 21, 2017

Carroll Earl McCullah, 96, completed his life's journey in Merritt Island, Florida, to be with the Lord on April 21, 2017."Mac" was a highly decorated Marine Aviator who served in both WWII and Korea, having the honor of being awarded six Distinguished Flying Crosses.He was born in Alliance, Nebraska and resided in Jacksonville, Florida after retiring from the United States Marine Corps. He...
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Jerry Wayne Lewis

January 26, 1961 - April 18, 2017

Jerry W. Lewis, 56, earned his wings on April 18, 2017. He was a wonderful man with a heart of gold. Jerry is survived by his wife Beth Lewis, two sons Matt and Matthew, his six daughters Becky, Shaunna, Megan, Melanie, Mallory, and Molly, his brother John and his sister Gwen, nieces, nephew, 8 grandsons and many friends.Jerry was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1961 and moved to Florida in 1996, where...
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Margaret G. Smith

February 6, 1926 - April 17, 2017

Margaret G. Smith passed away peacefully on April 17, 2017 at Cape Canaveral Hospital at the age of 91. Margaret was married for 62 years to her late husband, John (Jack) R. Smith. Margaret passed her time sewing and painting. She loved to travel. In addition, she volunteered her time to Habitat for Humanity, St. Vincent de Paul, and the Marthas at Divine Mercy. Margaret was born in...
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Leonard K. Hiteshew

October 10, 1943 - April 12, 2017

Leonard K. Hiteshew, 73, of Merritt Island, FL passed away April 12, 2017 after a year long brave battle with Mesothelioma. He was born in Norfolk, VA, October 10, 1943. He grew up in Oceana and Virginia Beach, VA, graduating from Princess Anne High School and Old Dominion University with a B.S. in Computer Science.Leonard retired as a Major in the U.S. Army. He served in the Vietnam War, 1969...
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Doris June Aguiar

January 23, 1923 - April 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home, Merritt Island, FL.
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William Richard Skibo

September 12, 1944 - April 11, 2017

William Richard (Dick) Skibo, 72, of Merritt Island, FL, formerly of Holden, WV, passed away on April 11, 2017 from an extended illness.Dick was born in Logan, WV, on September 12, 1944 to the late Louis Skibo and Janet (Popp) Skibo. He is also preceded in death by his brother, Louis Skibo, Jr.Surviving to cherish his memories are his loving wife of 49 years, Brenda (Mullins) Skibo; children...
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Hazel Ellen French

January 20, 1924 - April 9, 2017

Hazel Ellen (Le Grande) French, born January 20th 1924. Age 93, passed to her Heavenly home Sunday, April 9th, 9:00 a.m. at Mid-Nebraska Lutheran Home, Newman Grove Nebraska.She was predeceased in death by her husband Howard Dean French. Also predeceased in death by her four siblings Goldie Mae (Bill) Mattingly, Helen Marie (Marvin) Bailey, Jesse Ray (Eileen) Le Grande and William Gayle (Shirley)...
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Raymond P. Fouts

January 3, 1936 - April 5, 2017

Friends and Family will be received at Wylie- Baxley Funeral Home on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 3 pm for a Celebration of Life Services. Cremation has already taken place.
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Mary Lou McClarren

April 8, 1935 - April 5, 2017

Mary Lou McClarren, 81, of Merritt Island, Florida, passed peacefully from this life on April 5, 2017. Mary Lou was born to the late Louis P. and Helen Gaukel on April 8, 1935 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. As a career woman Mary Lou was a secretary for Iron Works, in Galion, Ohio, American Boom & Barrier in Cape Canaveral, Florida, for the Director of Nursing at Galion Hospital and also for...
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Jean Anne Maurer

November 8, 1927 - April 5, 2017

Jean Anne O'Neill Maurer, 89, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017. Jean was born in New York City, NY on November 8th, 1927 to John and Margaret O'Neill. She married John Maurer on April 24, 1954. Jean is survived by her five children; Kenneth and Nancy of Oviedo, FL; Robert and Carol of Palmer, AK; Edward and Nancy of Tampa, FL; Richard and Angela of Merritt Island,...
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Marilyn Carroll Galli

May 19, 1928 - April 4, 2017

Marilyn Carroll Galli, a retired librarian, passed away on April 4, 2017. She was born in Hartford, CT, on May 19th, 1928, the second child of Gladys and Joseph Carroll. After a long career in New York, she and her husband Jack retired to Florida. She was an active volunteer and hobbiest.Marilyn was predeceased by her husband John Galli, her parents and a nephew Geoffrey Carroll. She is survived...
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Clinton Barclay Lairson

September 14, 1936 - April 1, 2017

Born and raised in Hamilton, Ohio; the only child of Bradley Lairson and Mable (Rader) Lairson, and is where his first daughter, Sherry (Lairson) Floyd, was born w/ his first love while serving as a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps as a mechanical engineer during the Korean conflict.After having 2 other daughters, Deborah (Lairson) Croft and April (Lairson) Bennett, w/ his second love, moved to...
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James Matthew Daley

September 4, 1958 - March 22, 2017

Jim is survived by his beloved spouse Betty Rose Daley of Merritt Island, FL His siblings Susan Daley of New York City, NY, Linda Cardwell of Glenn Mills, PA, and Daniel Daley of Grovetown, GA His daughter Jenny Chastain (Bruce), his stepson Giovanni Selles (Ursula), granddaughters Chelsey Lowery, Josie Selles, and Giana Selles. Surviving nieces are Megan Errico and Kelly Derrick, and Sarah...
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Donald Brisebois

August 29, 1955 - March 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home, Merritt Island, FL.
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Jean Stewart Zabriskie

August 28, 1933 - March 16, 2017

Jean Stewart Zabriskie, 83, of Merritt Island, FL, passed from this life on March 16, 2017. She was born in Miami to the late Rufus and Maude Stewart. Jean grew up in Brevard County, graduating from Cocoa High School. She was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church of Merritt Island.Jean was a devoted wife and mother. She will be remembered as a lady who loved everyone she met.She was...
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Joe Houston Beck

February 24, 1936 - March 15, 2017

Joe Beck, 81, of Merritt Island, Florida, passed away Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at his home.A viewing and celebration of life will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, March 24th at Wylie-Baxley Funeral, 1360 N Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island, Florida 32953. Burial will follow at Florida Memorial Gardens in Rockledge at 1:30, 5950 US-1. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer...
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Mary Bednorchik CHUPINA,

December 4, 1935 - March 10, 2017

MARY BEDNORCHIK CHUPINA, OCDSMERRITT ISLAND - Mary Chupina, 81, passed away Friday, March 10 after a recent illness.Born in Olyphant, PA, Mrs. Chupina had been a resident of Merritt Island since 1966. She retired after 28 years with Brevard County Schools, primarily as a Teacher's Assistant with the EMH program at Lewis Carroll Elementary School. Mrs. Chupina was a faithful member of Divine...
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Robert William Voelker

December 14, 1932 - March 8, 2017

Robert William Voelker, 84, of Sebastian, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.Robert was born on December 14, 1932 in the Bronx area of New York City. He was the son of Ernestine and Lawrence Voelker, and spent most of his youth in Conneaut, Ohio. After receiving a football scholarship to Kent State University, he studied Engineering until an injury interrupted his education and he...
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Robert Anthony Iacampo

July 22, 1930 - March 3, 2017

Bob was born in Providence Rhode Island July 22nd, 1930 and died Friday March 3rd, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He moved to North Easton, Massachusetts when he was 17. After high school he joined the Air Force and reported for duty at Otis Air Force Base in Cape Cod. When he was discharged he was offered a job with Boeing in Seattle. Because he loved the west and snow skiing he made...
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Roxanna Renae Woerner

August 8, 1967 - March 1, 2017

Roxanna Renae Woerner, a long-time Brevard County teacher who reminded every child they had the potential to be whatever they wanted to be, died unexpectedly on March 1, 2017 in Port St. John, Florida. She was 49. She was born in La Mesa California Aug. 8, 1967. She attended Madison High School in San Diego, later earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education from Charter Oak...
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Elaine Elaine Willis

January 31, 1928 - February 26, 2017

Elaine Willis of Palm Bay, age 89, entered into Heaven on Feb. 26, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. Born on Jan. 31, 1928, in Dayton, Ohio, Elaine married Henry M. Willis of Bradenton, FL in 1947, and the couple settled on Florida's West coast, then moved to Brevard County in 1965.Elaine worked and raised her family on Merritt Island, then retired in 1986 from...
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Etta C. Speer

August 21, 1931 - February 22, 2017

Florida Arrangements under the direction of Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home, Merritt Island, FL. Etta will be placed to rest at Mission Park Burial Park in San Antonio, TX on Monday, February, 27, 2017
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Pamela M. Salacka

June 22, 1948 - February 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home, Merritt Island, FL.
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Meredith V. Smith

October 5, 1936 - February 19, 2017

Meredith was born in Merritt Island, Florida, on October 5, 1936 and passed away peacefully on February 19, 2017 at the age of 80. Beloved Aunt to Nephews Robert and Derek (Brenda) Jenkins. Meredith loved square dancing and was a lifetime member of the Mosquito Beaters. Friends and Family will be received at Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home (1360 N. Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island) on Friday, February 24...
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Doris Therese Moore

July 14, 1935 - February 15, 2017

Doris entered into rest peacefully at her home in Merritt Island, FL at the age of 81. Doris will be lovingly remembered by her husband John "Jake". Dear mother to Lyanor Engel, Rosemarie Wood, Lynda (Mike) Walls and Jules (Siara) Rault.Beloved Grandma Doris to Suzanne Pearson, Monique Foreman, Christine Wood, Allen Wood and Gabrielle Terry. Cherished Great-Grandma Doris to Kevin...
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Radford Lynn Stedham

March 10, 1925 - February 11, 2017

Passed away at the age of 91. Radford will be missed by his family and friends. Arrangements under the direction of Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home, Merritt Island, FL.
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Velma Pemberton

November 20, 1922 - February 9, 2017

Passed away on February 9, 2017. Arrangements under the direction of Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home, Merritt Island, FL. Velma will be buried in the Bruceville Cemetery, IN
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Thomas S. Walton

January 4, 1934 - February 8, 2017

Thomas Scott WaltonMerritt Island, FLThomas S. Walton, 83, passed away on Feb. 8, 2017. Tom was born to Marvin Scott and Cynthia Susan Beck Walton of Clewiston, FL on Jan 4, 1934. Following graduation from Clewiston HS in 1952, he served honorably in the US Marine Corps, then enrolled in the Univ. of FL, receiving a degree in Electronic Engineering in 1960. During college, he married his wife...
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Thelma Smith Warren

June 7, 1919 - February 7, 2017

Thelma Smith Warren, 97, a longtime resident of Merritt Island, died Tuesday (2/7) at her Tallahassee home. She had been a member of the First Baptist Church of Merritt Island before moving to Tallahassee.Survivors include her daughters: Martha Sponholtz of Tallahassee and Frances A. Howard of St. Cloud; daughter-in-law: Nancy Warren of St. Cloud; five grandchildren and several great...
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