Our Obituaries

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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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

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

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

Arrangements under the direction of Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home, Merritt Island, FL.
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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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Ralph Belcher

November 28, 1931 - February 4, 2017

Born November 28, 1931 in Alabama, Ralph served in the U.S Navy, worked at the Rockledge Police Department and was a Supervisor for the City of Rockledge. There are no words to express my broken heart. My best friend, my rock, my love and my husband has gone to Heaven. Fly with the Angels now my Guardian Angel. ...
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James Jerome Lynch

August 22, 1942 - February 4, 2017

James "Jim" Lynch passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, February 4, 2017 in Rockledge, Florida, at the age of 74. Jim is survived by his son, Mark Lynch of Cape Canaveral, Florida; his son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Lauren Lynch of Merritt Island, Florida; his sister, Phyllis Lynch of Los Angeles, California; and his beloved grandchildren Anna Katherine, Noah and Charlotte Lynch....
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Michael Shawn Ray

January 22, 1991 - January 31, 2017

Michael Shawn Ray was born on January 22, 1991, in Rockledge, Florida. He was very artistic, fun, and loved to cook and eat. He also enjoyed time spent with his family and friends. He was a bright and loving person and enjoyed sports in school and outside of school. He also loved his hair.He leaves to mourn in his passing his son Kai Ray, Mother Barbara Green (step-father Eugene Green), Father...
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James J. Toth

December 10, 1939 - January 31, 2017

James J. Toth, 77, passed away peacefully Tuesday January 31, 2017 at home after a brave battle with cancer.He is survived by his loving wife Cherry, daughter Teresa (husband Steve) and son Andrew (wife Cheryl) and four grandchildren (Sarah, Alexander, Colin, Taylor). He is predeceased by his parents Emery and Pauline, and sister Mary Beth.James was born in Toledo, OH, and served honorably in the...
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Don Lemon

October 11, 1933 - January 27, 2017

Hershel Donald Lemon, "Don" to all who knew him, passed away at the age of 83 on January 27, 2017 in Merritt Island, FL. He is survived by his wife Maria Anna, his sons Richard & David, his granddaughter Lexi Elise, his sisters Wanda, Pauline & Judy, his brother David, and his beloved, crazy beagle "Bullet". Don was retired Air Force where he spent 21 years in communications. He then...
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Loreece E. Cabaniss

January 6, 1931 - January 26, 2017

Loreece E. Cabaniss passed away at Solaris Nursing Home Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the age of 86. She is survived by her 2 children, Sandra Isenbletter and Barry Cabaniss, 4 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Loreece was born in West Palm Beach and moved to Merritt Island in 1970, where she worked in the mortgage and real estate business until retirement in...
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Brete Hoover

October 9, 1967 - January 22, 2017

Brete Hoover, 49, passed away on January 22, 2017. He was born in Yankton, South Dakota on October 9, 1967.In 1981 Brete moved to Florida with his parents. In1995 he started work as an Iron Worker, L.U 808, with Ivey's Construction on Merritt Island.Brete was known as a calm, quiet, and hardworking man. He was a loving son, loving husband, loving dad and grandpa.In 2006, Brete married Maria....
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Richard Sokol

August 16, 1928 - January 21, 2017

Richard Sokol, age 88, went to be with our Lord on Saturday, January 21, 2017, in Rockledge, FL.Visitation will be held on Monday, January 30, 2017 from 10:30 - 11 a.m. at Wylie Baxley Funeral Home, Merritt Island.Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home with Rev. Anjeanette Allen, Chaplin at Wuesthoff Brevard Hospice, officiating. Burial...
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Myra English Buffkin

July 30, 1938 - January 20, 2017

Our beloved sister, sister in law, and aunt passed away at Hospice House on Friday, January 20, 2017 wit family watching over her. She has shed the wheel chair and brief illness and is walking the streets f heaven surrounded by God, her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, husband of 42 years, Donald Buffkin, Daddy, Jesse Lawson English, Mama Kelsie Crews English, brothers, George English and Jesse...
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Ann Howard

July 28, 1929 - January 17, 2017

Ann Howard, age 87, of Merritt Island, FL passed away peacefully on January 17th, 2017. An army brat born at Fort Sam Houston, TX she was the daughter of General Edward H. Lastayo and Virginia Lastayo. She is survived by her loving husband, Col. Ret. John Darby Howard, with whom she shared 66 years of marriage. The years were marked by the traditional army life of many moves and separations...
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Sara A. Bunnell

July 21, 1962 - December 31, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home, Merritt Island, FL.
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Theresa Mary Gasecki

October 27, 1928 - December 27, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home, Merritt Island, FL.Family will be hosting a funeral service through Plantsville Funeral Home (975 S. Main St., Plantsville, CT 06479 - Please contact the funeral home for additional information at 860-621-4656
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Stanley N. Keller

June 13, 1932 - December 22, 2016

Stanley Keller, Merritt IslandKeller, Stanley N. age 84, of Merritt Island, passed peacefully away December 22, 2016. Stanley was born in Easton, PA. Graduated Rollins College w/ BAED and Master of Education. Retired SMSGT in US Airforce for 20 years. Received US Airforce Commendation SMSGT medal - 69170. Received gold medal in Vietnam - Nov. 28/69. Bronze Star medal for Meritorious Service June...
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Jeanetta Rose Chart

April 26, 1942 - December 21, 2016

Jeanetta Rose Mullins Chart of Merritt Island, Fl, formerly of Manhattan, KS was born April 26, 1942 in Logan, WV. She passed away peacefully on December 21, 2016. Preceding her in death were her husband of 48 years, Harold G. Chart, her parents Clarence and Beatrice Mullins of Merritt Island, FL and one brother, Clarence E. "Bud" Mullins, Jr. of Romulus, MI.survivors include her son, Michael...
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Billye Doris Green

April 14, 1929 - December 12, 2016

Billye Doris Green was born on April 14, 1929, in Betsy Layne, Kentucky and passed away on December 12, 2106, at Vitas Hospice in Merritt Island, Florida at the age of 87. Billye leaves behind her loving family and a host of friends.A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 1p.m., at Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, 5000 County Road 46a in Sanford, Florida. In Lieu of flowers...
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Shawn Jeffery Walker

August 25, 1988 - December 3, 2016

Shawn Walker has gone to Heaven on Dec 3, 2016. Shawn was 28 years old and lived in Merritt Island, FL., for 23 years and graduated from Merritt Island High School. He is survived by his loving parents Coralie and Joel Walker; his five sisters, Leslie Walker-Harding , Stephanie Walker-McEwen, Corale Willis, Carmelita Willis, Shymayah York- Walker, Brother-in-Law Eldridge Harding, and 19 Nieces...
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Verne Schultis

June 17, 1936 - November 26, 2016

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

September 24, 1939 - November 23, 2016

There will be a Memorial Mass for William E. Wingate Jr. on Saturday, January 14th, 2017, at 11:00 am, at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 1940 North Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island, Florida, 32953. A reception hosted by the family will immediately follow the Mass, location to be announced. A second Mass will be scheduled for family and friends in the Huntington, New York area, at a later date...
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Adam Garrett Goodwin

March 23, 1976 - November 21, 2016

Adam Garrett Goodwin, 40, went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on November21, 2016. Adam was born on March 23, 1976 in Rockledge, Florida. He was a Brevard county native and lived on the Space Coast his entire life.Adam had a contagious energy, a generous heart, and a tender soul. He was loved by all who knew him. Adam was a natural athlete and could play any sport with ease. It was swimming...
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Karen Ann Wietgrefe

December 6, 1969 - November 17, 2016

Beloved daughter, sister and aunt, Karen Ann Wietgrefe, 46 of Merritt Island passed away after a life-long battle with Spina Bifida. She was born in Antigua, West Indies. Karen was preceded in death by her father, Irvin L. Wietgrefe. She is survived by her mother, Anne Wietgrefe of Merritt Island, her twin sister, Susan Wietgrefe Coufman of Merritt Island and her brother, Stephen Wietgrefe ...
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Berta Elena Harvey

March 25, 1928 - November 9, 2016

Berta Elena Harvey, 88, of Merritt Island, Florida passed away Wednesday Nov 9, 2016. She died exactly 1 month later and to the day and time as her beloved Husband of 66 years, Bernard G. Harvey. They were a love story from the time they first met and their inspiration continued throughout their lifetime together. Berta was born in Punta Arenas, Chile; the closest incorporated city in the world...
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Theresa Dia

July 10, 1928 - November 5, 2016

Theresa Dia passed away November 5, 2016. Arrangements under the direction of Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home, Merritt Island, FL.
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Lisa Therese Ehrlich

November 20, 1962 - November 2, 2016

Lisa Therese Ehrlich, 53, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at home with her family.She was born on November 20, 1962 in Endicott, New York, moved to Merritt Island, FL in 1966; graduated from Merritt Island High School in 1980 and the University of Central Florida in 1983. She moved to Atlanta, GA where she lived for the majority of her adult life. She loved to attend art shows and...
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Percy Eugene Philman

March 21, 1949 - October 29, 2016

Born in Trenton, FL on March 21, 1949 to R.E. and Ethel (Floyd) Philman, Percy Eugene Philman met Diane Hanson in the US Navy and they married in Beloit, WI on April 22, 1972. Percy graduated from UCF and later worked for Rinker Materials/CEMEX for 38 years.Percy passed away at 11:08pm on October 29, 2016 after a short bout with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Diane; his son,...
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Florence Evelyn Keller

June 6, 1925 - October 25, 2016

Florence Evelyn Keller, 91, of Merritt Island, FL passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Born in Gates, NY, Florence moved to Florida in 1956.Mrs. Keller was a very talented artist; her passions were painting, sculpture and pottery. Some of her works were awarded prizes. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and reading, but most of all, enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren.She was preceded in...
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Norma E. Townsend

October 31, 1929 - October 21, 2016

Norma E. Townsend passed away October 21, 2016. Arrangements under the direction of Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home, Merritt Island, FL.
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Eleanor Alexander

September 19, 1932 - October 18, 2016

Eleanor Alexander, 84, of Rockledge, FL passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2016. She will be interred at Mt. Comfort Cemetery in Alexandria, VA. Arrangements under the direction of Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home, Merritt Island, FL.
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Marian Hansen Power

May 7, 1933 - October 18, 2016

Marian Dolores Hansen was born on May 7th, 1933 to Mary and Hans Hansen in Perth Amboy, NJ. She attended local schools, and graduated from Perth Amboy High School in 1951. She played in the school orchestra and marching band, and the girls' basketball team. She played the clarinet, violin, accordion, and studied piano. She also enjoyed Math. She was originally known as Dolores, her Baptismal name...
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Willis Hunley Wisecarver

August 28, 1928 - October 13, 2016

Willis H. Wisecarver, 88, of Merritt Island, FL passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016. Born in Tennessee, Willis moved to Merritt Island 35 years ago. He served honorably in the United States Army.He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Louise Wisecarver; son, Willis "Mark" Wisecarver; grandchildren: Sherrie Dautrich, Bobby Goldberg, Linda Creech, Mark Wisecarver, Diana...
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Moyce Berton Woodard

October 21, 1938 - October 12, 2016

Moyce Berton Woodard, 77, of Merritt Island, FL passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2016. He was a loving husband, a devoted father and grandfather. Born in Eastman, GA, he graduated Dodge County High, joined the U.S. Army, and graduated from Rollins College with an BS degree in Business Administration.A retired Army veteran, he married the love of his life, LaVerne Bush in 1961. They moved to the...
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C. Trevor Dunham, Jr.

August 19, 1918 - October 10, 2016

C. Trevor Dunham, Jr. passed away October 10, 2016. Arrangements under the direction of Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home, Merritt Island, FL.
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Bernard G. Harvey

May 31, 1924 - October 9, 2016

Dr. Bernard G. Harvey, 92, of Merritt Island, FL passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Dr. Harvey studied in Paris then moved to and spent his youth in Chile. He studied at the University of Chile and obtained a Master's degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Mathematics. It was also in Chile that he met and married the love of his life, Berta Harvey. They married in 1951...
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Merta Strange Lampson

November 18, 1933 - October 8, 2016

Merta Strange Lampson, 82, of Merritt Island, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2016. Born in Newfoundland, Canada, "Marty", as those close to her knew her, moved to Florida in 1979 from Illinois.She attended Rockledge Presbyterian and volunteered her time at Central Brevard Sharing Center.She was preceded in death by her husband in 2012, John Lampson. Marty is survived by her niece, Cheryl...
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Kathleen Nichols Carter

January 22, 1919 - October 7, 2016

Kathleen (Katy) Nichols Carter, 97, of Cocoa Beach, Florida passed away Friday, October 7th, 2016. She was born in Caruthersville, Missouri on a family farm and was the only daughter of Lillian Burton and Parker Nichols. Parker, a widower, had three children when he married Lillian so Kathleen was fourth born in the family. Raised in the Missouri Bootheel along the Mississippi River where cotton...
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William Walter MCCONNELL

January 17, 1925 - October 5, 2016

William Walter McConnell, 91, of Melbourne, FL passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Born in Darby, PA. William joined the United States Marine Corps and served our country honorably during WWII, surviving the Pacific Theater in Iwo Jima, Saipan, Tinian, and Roi-Namur. He also served as a gunnery trainer in the Korean War. He was the recipient of 2 Purple Hearts for his service to the United...
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Velma Louise Pleasant

November 13, 1940 - October 3, 2016

Velma Louise Pleasant, 76 of Cocoa, Florida went to join her husband with her Lord on October 3, 2016. She was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee to John and Maude Sheffield. She preceded in death by her loving husband of fifty-three years Sidney Pleasant. Survivors include her children, Sidney Pleasant II and John C. Pleasant (Donna); granddaughter, Sydney Pleasant; brother, Ken Sheffield (Cathy);...
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Shirley Marie Schneider

April 4, 1926 - October 1, 2016

Shirley Marie Schneider, 90 passed away peacefully on Saturday October 1, 2016, She was born April 4, 1926, Easter Day in Martins Ferry, Ohio to Joseph J. and Mary E. (Ritter) Phillips. She was a traditional housewife marrying at age 20 after meeting the love of her life at the William Penn Hotel Pittsburgh, Pa where she worked as a coat check girl and she met and received autographs from many...
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