Our Obituaries

Grace Brooks

July 28, 1922 - June 17, 2014

Grace Brooks, 91, of Stuart, FL passed away June 17, 2014 at the Treasure Coast Hospice, Harper House, Stuart. She was born in Baltimore, MD and had been a resident of Stuart for 2 years, coming here from Edgewater, MD. Survivors include by her daughters, Debbie Kilian of Stuart and Margaret D. Whitworth of Millersville, MD; 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death...
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Kenneth Hunt

March 27, 1929 - June 16, 2014

Kenneth Hunt, 85, of Palm City, FL, passed away June 16, 2014 at the Treasure Coast Hospice, Harper House, Stuart, FL. He was born in New York, NY and had been a resident of Palm City, FL after relocating from Whitehouse Station, NJ. During the Korean War he served in the US Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Stuart. ...
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William Milton Hagan, Sr.

January 31, 1914 - June 13, 2014

William M. Hagan Sr., 100, of Stuart, passed away June 13, 2014 at the Manors in Hobe Sound. He was born in Camden, NJ and had been a resident of Stuart for 23 years, having moved from PA. He was the owner of Best Quality Home and Remodeling before retirement. He was a member of the Power Squadron, the Corinthian Yacht Club and the Stuart Yacht and Country Club. He is survived by his daughter...
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Mary Jane K. Sullivan

October 25, 1921 - June 7, 2014

Mary Jane Sullivan was born in Paterson, NJ in 1921 and grew up in Glen Rock, NJ before settling in New York City. She met her future husband James G. Sullivan while both were students at Flushing High School in Flushing, NY. Upon graduating high school, Mary Jane attented the Katherine Gibbs School and worked as an executive secretary for Bankers Trust Co. at their Wall Street headquarters...
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Michael E. Martz

January 12, 1948 - June 6, 2014

Reverend Michael Eugene Martz, 66, of Port St. Lucie, FL passed away Friday, June 6th, 2014. He was born to the late Lloyd and Nita Martz on January 12, 1948, in Hastings Mi. Prior to retirement, Michael was a minister with the Church of the Nazarene. Michael was an active member of New Hope Fellowship Church of the Nazarene in Palm City. He was preceded in death by his wife, Letha Martz and son,...
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Henry J. Sampson, Sr.

April 12, 1926 - June 4, 2014

Henry J. Sampson Sr., 88, of Lantana, FL formerly of Port St. Lucie, FL, died June 4, 2014 at the Delray Medical Center, Delray, FL. Born in Edwardsville, PA, he had been a resident of Port St. Lucie for 30 years. Before retiring he had been a retail salesman and had worked for Pepsico and Sears. He had been a member of St. Lucie Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie for 30 years where he had been...
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Gertrude "Geri" Brauer

February 12, 1936 - June 1, 2014

Gertrude "Geri" Angela Brauer, 78, of Hobe Sound, FL, died Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Parkway Health and Rehabilitation, Stuart, FL. Born in Astoria, NY she had been a resident of Hobe Sound, FL for 25 years coming from Bellerose, NY. Before retiring, Geri had been a dental hygienist in Astoria for many years. She had been a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church, Hobe Sound. Geri devoted...
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Eugene J. Callan

June 26, 1920 - May 28, 2014

Eugene Joseph Callan, 93, of Vero Beach, formerly of Palm City, passed away May 28, 2014 after a short illness. Gene was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 26, 1920. He graduated from Seton Hall Preparatory School in New Jersey and St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY. He obtained his law degree from Fordham University. During World War II, he served in the Navy and was a JAG officer during the...
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Lainey Marie Parker

January 31, 2014 - May 26, 2014

Lainey Marie Parker, infant daughter of William and Lindsey Parker of Stuart, FL, died Monday, May 26, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital, West Palm Beach, FL. Other survivors include her Grandparents, Mary and Sam Griffith of Okeechobee, FL, Nancy Mitchell of Hobe Sound, FL, Jim and Robin Parker of Okeechobee and Clint and Donna Mitchell of Port St. Lucie, FL; her great grandmothers, Pat Pronovost of...
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Jacqueline Marie Colyer

July 8, 1929 - May 25, 2014

Jacqueline M. Colyer, 84, of Port St. Lucie, FL, went to be with The Lord Sunday, May 25, 2014. Born in Louisville, KY, she had been a resident of Port St. Lucie for 23 years. She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Robert Colyer of Port St. Lucie; her son, Mark Colyer and his wife Diane of Cary, NC; her daughters, Janis Henning and her husband Wayne of Fort Lauderdale, FL and...
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Alexander M. Stevens

November 7, 1921 - May 23, 2014

Alex Stevens was born Nov 7, 1921 in Brooklyn, New York. His parents Michael (Nikita Feodorovich Stepaniuk) and Katerina (Ekaterina Ilchyshyn) were immigrants from Ukraine and the family lived in a Russian-American community in Brooklyn whose families became lifelong friends, akin to an extended family. Alex graduated from Brooklyn Prep and entered the army where he was stationed stateside. His...
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Raquel M. Lopez

November 3, 1946 - May 21, 2014

Raquel M. Lopez, 67, of Port St. Lucie, FL, died May 21, 2014 at the University of Florida Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL. Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, she had been a resident of Port St. Lucie for 12 years, coming from Bronx, New York. She was a homemaker and a Christian. She was a member of the Great Love Ministries, Augustine, FL. Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Peter Borges of...
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Toni Gail Madden

February 20, 1943 - May 17, 2014

Toni Gail Madden, 71, of Palm City, passed away May 17, 2014 at Martin Medical Center Stuart after a sudden unexpected medical episode. Husband and son held her hand as she journeyed to God. She was born in Fulton, NY and had been a resident of Palm City for 38 years, having moved from Miami. Toni had many friends and was noted for her kindness, grace, intelligence and religious devotion. She...
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Mary Elizabeth Link

January 28, 1921 - May 17, 2014

Mary Elizabeth Link (known as Betty), 93, of Palm City, FL, passed away peacefully at her home with family on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Born in Dallas, Texas, she also lived for some time in Washington, D.C. before retiring here to Palm City with her husband Steve Link more than 30 years ago. Betty graduated from the University of Denver, and worked in management for the United States Department...
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Audrey J. Ritchey

June 8, 1925 - May 15, 2014


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Kappie R. Cooke

January 28, 1932 - May 15, 2014

Kappie R. Cooke, 82, of Stuart, FL. passed away Thursday May 15, 2014 in Stuart. She was born in Jersey City, NJ and moved to Stuart 25 year's age from New Jersey. She was a machinist for Westinghouse and of protestant faith. Survivors include her daughter Ruth Kapcio of Deltona, FL grandson James Hermann of Deltona, FL, cousin Edward Luxford of Jensen Beach, FL, 2 nieces Lesa Welton and Karen...
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George O'Donnell

September 20, 1928 - May 12, 2014

George O'Donnell, 85, of Palm City, died May 12, 2014 at Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and had been a resident of Palm City for 20 years, having moved from Rockville Center, Long Island, NY. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Before retirement, he was a driver for UPS. He was a member of the Palm City/Stuart Elks Club. He is survived by his wife, Dolores O...
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Weston James Gourley

April 5, 1926 - May 12, 2014

Weston James Gourley, born April 5, 1926 passed away on May 12, 2014 the Treasure Coast Hospice Harper House in Stuart, FL. He was born in Hartford, CT, the son of the late Nelson Albert Gourley and Gladys (Phelps) Gourley. He was predeceased by a brother, Dean. Wes was a resident of Stuart, FL and a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Port Salerno, FL. He was a graduate of the class of...
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Shirley Cox Sauls

October 18, 1934 - May 11, 2014

Shirley Cox Sauls, 79, of Orlando, FL, was called to Heaven on Sunday, May 11, 2014. A native Floridian, Mrs. Sauls was born in Leesburg, FL, attended Ocala High School and was a long time resident of Orlando, FL. She graduated from Florida State University where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She received a Bachelor's degree in Education and was an elementary school teacher...
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William Lee Beard, Sr.

February 5, 1928 - May 9, 2014

William Lee Beard, Sr., 86, of Naples, FL, died May 9, 2014 at St. Lucie Medical Center, Port St. Lucie, FL. Born in Columbia, SC, he had been in Port St. Lucie a short time coming from Naples where he lived since 1987. He relocated to Florida from North Carolina. He had attended North Carolina State University. Before retiring he was a marketing salesman for Johnson & Johnson and also had...
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Camille C. Worsnop

November 9, 1918 - May 7, 2014

Camille C. Worsnop, 95, of Port St. Lucie, Florida (formerly of St. James, New York) passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on May 7, 2014. She was a long time resident of Jensen Beach and Port St. Lucie, Florida. Camille was predeceased in death by her husband, Herbert F. Worsnop. She is survived by her five children: Maryann T. Worsnop of Port St. Lucie, FL; Herbert H. Worsnop ...
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Frederic Gamble Lauder

July 18, 1927 - May 5, 2014

Frederic Gamble Lauder, 86, passed away on May 5, 2014 of complications following a stroke. The family will greet friends at 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 16 and hold a memorial service in celebration of his life at 4:00 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church in Bloomington. Fred was born in Minneapolis, MN on July 18, 1927 to Charles and Florence (Gamble) Lauder. When he was a young boy, his family...
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Agnes Dickson Brumberg

October 23, 1923 - May 4, 2014

Agnes Dickson Brumberg, 90, of Port St Lucie, passed away May 4, 2014 at Treasure Coast Hospice. She was born in Macomb, NY and had been a resident of Port St. Lucie since 1975, having moved from St. Clair MI. She was a seamstress for Chrysler Corp. before retirement. She was a member of the auxiliary ladies of St. Lucie Medical Center. She is survived by her sons, John Brumberg; grandson,...
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Kenneth E. Grondahl

March 6, 1926 - May 3, 2014

Kenneth E. Grondahl, 88, of Sebastian, formerly of Palm City, passed away May 3, 2014 at Sebastian River Medical Center. He was born in Grygla, MN, and had been a resident of Florida since 1953. He had lived 21 years in Palm City and 20 years in Sebastian. He also lived in Napes, FL and Alaska. He had worked for Outboard Marine Corporation for 33 years in Research & Development. He raced...
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Albert E. Kellett, Jr.

October 25, 1953 - May 2, 2014

Albert E. Kellett, Jr., 60, of Port St.Lucie, died May 2, 2014 at Martin Medical Center in Stuart. He was born in Bucks County, PA and had been a resident of the Treasure Coast since 1980, having moved from Pennsylvania. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a master plumber, owner and operator of Kellett & Sons Plumbing. He is survived by his sons, Albert E. Kellett III and Jesse Kellett...
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Ennis E. Johnson

July 25, 1925 - May 1, 2014

Ennis E. Johnson, 88, of Port St. Lucie, FL, died May 1, 2014 at the Treasure Coast Hospice Hay-Madeira House, Stuart, FL. Born in Jamaica, she had been a longtime resident of Port St. Lucie coming from Canada. She also had lived in New York Before retiring she had been a telephone operator for AT&T. She had been a member of Holy Faith Episcopal Church, Port St. Lucie Survivors include her...
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C. H. Hardwick

February 5, 1929 - April 30, 2014

Commodore Hamilton Hardwick passed away April 30, 2014 at age 85. He was born in Indiantown, FL and raised in Stuart, FL. CH was one of 5 sons. He had a 20 year career abroad with Taplin/Aramco Oil in Saudi Arabia. He retired in 1972, started his own business in Jensen Beach known as Rio Construction and Underground Utilities. He was married to his wife Linda R. Hardwick of 45 years and...
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Mary Martha Lipira

March 4, 1920 - April 29, 2014

Precious Mary Martha Lipira went to Heaven on April 29th. 2014 at 6:30 pm immediately to be with her Dear Precious Jesus.
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Thomas R. Steigerwald

July 18, 1933 - April 29, 2014

Thomas R. Steigerwald, 80, of Port St. Lucie, died April 29, 2014 at Treasure Coast Hospice in Fort Pierce. He was born on Long Island, NY and had been a resident of Port St. Lucie for over 6 years, having moved from NY. He had been the owner and operator of a floor cleaning and waxing business, on Long Island, New York. He was a "Friend of Bill W's". He is survived by his wife of more than...
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William C. Johnson

May 23, 1929 - April 27, 2014

William C. Johnson, 84, of Stuart, FL, died April 27, 2014 at the Martin Hospital South, Stuart, FL. Born in Albany, New York, he had been a longtime resident of Stuart coming from Glenmont, NY. During the Korean War he served in the United Sates Air Force. Before retiring he was a salesman in wholesale. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Barbara Johnson of Stuart and son David Johnson of...
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Robert J. Martucci

April 1, 1930 - April 24, 2014

Robert Martucci, 84, of Palm City, FL, died April 24, 2014 at the Treasure Coast Hospice Hay-Madeira House, Stuart, FL. Born in Newark, New Jersey, he had been a resident of Palm City for the last 10 years coming from Boca Raton, FL. He relocated to Florida from Essex County, NJ. During the Korean War he served in the United Sates Army. Before retiring he was a license inspector for Essex...
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Esko E. Paavola

September 24, 1939 - April 22, 2014

Esko E. Paavola, 74, of Stuart, FL, died April 22, 2014 at the Treasure Coast Hospice, Harper House, Stuart, FL. He was born in Finland and he had been a resident of Stuart for 36 years coming from Sound Beach, NY. He was a veteran of the Finnish Navy. Before retiring, he had been partners with his brother, Veli, in their company, Paavola Brothers Construction, Inc. in Stuart for over 25...
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Robert (Bob) Loomis

April 9, 1931 - April 21, 2014

ROBERT L. (BOB) LOOMIS 83 passed away April 21st, 2014 in Mt. Dora, Florida after a valiant fight with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family. He was born to the late Percy and Sara Loomis on April 9th, 1931 in Chicago, IL. Bob graduated from Calument High School and attended Purdue University. He served in the Army during the Korean War as a Master Sargent. Bob came to Florida in...
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Joseph P. Anderson

June 16, 1937 - April 21, 2014

Joseph P. Anderson, 77, of Palm City, FL, died April 21, 2014 at the Martin Medical Center, Stuart, FL. He was born and raised in New York City. Having lived on Long Island where he raised his family, he then retired from ARINC to become a resident of Palm City for the last 18 years. He proudly served his country and was a veteran of the United Sates Air Force and the United Sates Navy. He was...
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Jerome R. Schultz

March 5, 1935 - April 17, 2014

Jerome R. Schultz, 79, of Hoover Beach, NY, died April 17, 2014 at JFK Hospital in Atlantis, FL. He was born in Buffalo, NY and lived in Hoover Beach, NY for over 70 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was an electrician for Bethlehem Steel for over 30 years, and the New York State Thruway for over 10 years before retiring. He attended St. Francis of Assisi Church in Althol Springs. ...
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Laurence Russell Green

December 2, 1949 - April 14, 2014

Laurence Russell Green, 64, of Stuart, Florida, passed away peacefully on April 14, 2014 after a long struggle with brain cancer, with family and friends by his side. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Noreen Slagle Dreyer Green; children Jeremy Frank Green of Orlando, Florida; Erika Dreyer Morris (Jim) of Chicago, Illinois; D. W. Craig Dreyer of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; grand-daughters...
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Elaine "Nina" Lewandowski

December 18, 1934 - April 14, 2014

On April 14, 2014, Elaine "Nina" Lewandowski was received into God's loving embrace. Born December 18,1934 in Hamtramack, Michigan she married Henry "Hank" Lewandowski in 1955. Hank and Elaine raised their children in Redford, Michigan, where she was a homemaker. She later worked for Sears, Crowley's Department Store, and Flint Ink Corporation. They retired to Palm City, Florida in 1992. Hank...
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Albert Norman Saffold

March 1, 1916 - April 13, 2014

Albert Norman Saffold, 98, of Port St. Lucie, FL, died April 13, 2014 at the Martin Medical Center, Stuart, FL. He was born in Desloge, MO he had been a resident of Port St. Lucie for over 25 years coming from Melvin, MI. Before retiring he had been a police officer with the Detroit Police Department for 25 years, retiring as a lieutenant. Following his law enforcement career, he was the...
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Jeanne Curtiss

December 19, 1922 - April 11, 2014

Jeanne Curtiss, 91, of Stuart, FL, died April 11, 2014 in her home. She was born in Columbia Township, Indiana and had been a resident of Stuart for over 29 years, coming from Coral Gables, Florida. Upon moving to Florida, she became an accomplished hair stylist, earning several awards and trophies. While working in Miami, Jeanne met and married Glenn Curtiss Jr. After his death, she became a...
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Ann M. Scirto

October 12, 1926 - April 10, 2014

Ann M. Scirto, born Oct.12th 1926, of Lockport N.Y. Port St. Lucie FL. and Largo FL. passed away peacefully at the age of 87 on Thursday April 10th 2014 with hospice at the home of her loving daughter Catherine Streckewald in Bonifay FL. She was the daughter of the late Mary and Dominic Minunni and came to the United States and Ellis Island with her mother at the age of 3 from Bari Italy. She...
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George R. Dermott, Sr.

April 13, 1935 - April 10, 2014

George R. Dermott Sr., 78, of Port St. Lucie, FL, died April 10, 2014 at Treasure Coast Hospice, Fort Pierce. He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and had been a resident of Port St. Lucie for over 28 years coming from Edison, NJ. During the Korean War he served in the US Navy. Before retiring he had been a manager for United Parcel Service in Newark, NJ for 25 years. He was a member of...
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Eugene F. Johnston

December 29, 1925 - April 6, 2014

Eugene F. Johnston, 88, of Palm City, FL, died April 6, 2014 at his home surrounded by loved ones. He was born in Toledo, Ohio and resided in Walbridge, Ohio for over thirty years. After retiring he moved to Florida, maintaining dual residency in N. Fort Myers, Florida and Port Clinton, Ohio for 27 years. For the past four months he lived in Palm City, Florida where he could be close to his...
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Harry J. Pinkman

April 17, 1924 - April 5, 2014

Harry J. Pinkman, 89, of Stuart, FL, died April 5, 2014 at Palm City Nursing and Restorative Care. He was born in Hoboken, New Jersey and had been a resident of Sebastian, Florida for 26 years before moving to Stuart. He also had resided in Casselberry, Florida. He moved to Florida from Hoboken. During World War II he served in the US Navy as a radarman. Before retiring he had been a...
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William L. "Jr." Eason

August 22, 1933 - April 3, 2014

William L. Eason, Jr, a multitalented, servant of God, and a "Doer" for all of his family and friends, died peacefully, April 3, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born in Central, Alabama, a small community in Elmore County, and was a graduate of Elmore county High School. He also attended Junior College of Augusta, GA. Jr, as he was known to family and friends, married Louise McFarland...
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Josephine S Radecki

February 20, 1923 - April 2, 2014

Josephine S. Radecki, 91, of Stuart, died April 2, 2014 at martin medical center in Stuart. She was born in Chicago, IL and had been a resident of Stuart since 1981, having moved from her birthplace with her husband. She had been an inspector for Western Electric before retiring after 36 years of employment. She was a former member of the Anchor Line Yacht Club in Jensen Beach, Member of...
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Robert "Bob" Lock

June 26, 1953 - March 31, 2014

Robert "Bob" Lock, 60, of Palm City, FL, died March 31, 2014 at his home. He was born in Philadelphia, PA and had been a resident of Palm City for over 12 years coming from Pompano Beach, FL. He had been a telephone technician for 38 years retiring in 2009. He was a Christian. He enjoyed his grandchildren, golf, boating and RVing. Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Joan Lock of Palm...
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Mary Limperis

March 10, 1916 - March 31, 2014

Mary Limperis, 98, of Port St. Lucie, FL, died March 31, 2014 at the Treasure Coast Hospice, Fort Pierce. She was born in Lykens, PA and had been a resident of Palm City, FL for over 30 years before moving to Port St. Lucie. She moved to Florida from North Caldwell, NJ. Before retiring she was the secretary for her husband's commercial refrigeration business serving the New York, New Jersey,...
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Aldo J. Garofolo

August 1, 1951 - March 30, 2014

Aldo Garofolo, of Port St. Lucie, FL, died March 30, 2014 at his home. He was born in Italy and had been a resident of port St. Lucie for over 3 years coming from Lauderhill, FL. He moved to Florida from Brooklyn, NY. Before retiring Aldo was the owner of Pizza Party restaurant in North Lauderdale, FL. He was of the Catholic Faith. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Rose Garofolo of Port...
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Lyle Stewart Knopf

April 1, 1918 - March 29, 2014

Lyle Stewart Knopf, 95, passed away on March 29, 2014 in Palm City, Florida. He was born on April 1, 1918 in Flint Michigan. He attended public schools in Flint and graduated from Michigan State University in 1940 with a BA degree. In 1941 he married Anita Forrester of Flint, Michigan. Mr. Knopf began his accounting career as a junior accountant with Lewis Bishop, Certified Public Accountants...
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Michael Steven McGhee

June 4, 1949 - March 25, 2014

Michael Steven McGhee, 64, formerly of Stuart, Florida, passed away March 25, 2014, at Hanceville Nursing Home, Hanceville, Alabama. He was survived by his brother Arnold McGhee and his wife Caro, nephew George Hager and his wife Whennie, also several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph Arnold and Goldie Mash McGhee, four brothers and four sisters. A memorial...
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Arthur F Sherden

March 24, 1919 - March 23, 2014

Arthur F. Sherden, 94, died peacefully at home in Palm City on March 23, 2014. Born in Chicago, Illinois on March 24, 1919. Art served in the Army during World War II as a tank commander under General Patton. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary Edwards Sherden. A life-long entrepreneur, he started and operated a number of successful businesses in Illinois, Connecticut and Florida. ...
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Winifred Marie Barnard

May 20, 1922 - March 22, 2014

Winifred "Winnie" Marie Barnard, 91, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, Winston-Salem. Mrs. Barnard was born in Glenshaw, Pennsylvania on May 20, 1992 to Edna and Edward Lear. Winnie graduated from Glenshaw High School and then married Ernest Defoggi, they had three children Marianne, Ernest, and Timothy Defoggi and settled in Florida in 1959. Mrs....
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Lesa Woodall Pence

October 25, 1957 - March 21, 2014

Lesa Woodall Pence, 56, passed away March 21, 2014 at Salerno Bay Manor in Stuart, Florida. Lesa was born in Montgomery County, Maryland on October 25, 1957. During the summer of 1989, Lesa moved from Mount Airy, Maryland to beautiful south Florida. The majority of her life she worked as a beautician, at a number of different salons. But, while the children were young she was a stay at home...
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Robert Toy Carlile

July 27, 1926 - March 18, 2014

Robert Toy Carlile was born in Philadelphia, PA, to Robert Carlile and Eva (MacQueen) Carlile on July 27, 1926. He and his wife Gill (Sawyer) moved to Palm City in 1994 from Deerfield Beach, FL. Robert served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946, discharged as a Sergeant, and in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1953, discharged as a Captain. Robert graduated from the University of Miami with a B...
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Roy M. Trantham

February 10, 1941 - March 17, 2014

Roy M. Trantham, 73, died March 17, 2014 after a long battle with leukemia. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 21, 2014 at Palm City Presbyterian Church, 2700 S.W. Martin Highway, Palm City, Fl. at 12.00 noon. Roy was born on February 10, 1941 in Asheville, N.C. He was involved in Nascar auto racing in engine development and as a driver. He moved to St. Croix, USVI where he was a...
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Roy M. Trantham

February 10, 1941 - March 17, 2014


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Kathleen Briere

November 25, 1930 - March 11, 2014

Kathleen Briere, 83, of Stuart, FL, passed away on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the Treasure Coast Hospice Harper House, Stuart, FL. Born in Passaic, NJ, she lived in Jensen Beach and Palm City for ¬25 years, coming from Wayne, NJ. She was a homemaker She was survived by her loving son, Glenn A. Briere of Cambridge, MA and loving daughter, Karen Eccleston and her husband Scott of Palm City....
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Douglas Jack Grant

August 14, 1937 - March 10, 2014

Douglas J. Grant, 76, of Palm City, FL, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014 at the Treasure Coast Hospice Hay-Madeira House, Stuart, FL. Born in Ossining, NY, he lived in Palm City for ¬23 years, coming from Navesink, NJ. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force before attending college at Newark College of Engineering. He received a Master's Degree in Business Administration at Fairleigh...
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Robert Anthony Moeckel

December 17, 1940 - March 9, 2014

Robert Anthony Moeckel, 73, of Port St. Lucie, died March 9, 2014 at the Fort Pierce Healthcare Center, Fort Pierce, FL. He was born in Galveston, TX and had been a resident of Port St. Lucie for 10 years, having moved from Miami. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He had worked as a reservation agent for National and Pan American Airlines. In addition, he was a tax preparer and a newspaper...
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Nicholas "Nick" Castoro

March 22, 1929 - March 8, 2014

Nicholas "Nick" Dominick Castoro, 84, of Stuart, FL, passed away peacefully, on March 8th, 2014 at his home. Nicholas was born on March 22nd, 1929, in Bronx, New York to Dominick and Mary Castoro. He proudly served in the U.S. Army.He is survived by a son, Nicholas Castoro and his wife Kelly of Sewall's Point, FL; a daughter Jodi Marcello and her husband John of Lake Worth, FL and two...
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Carmela R D'Augusta

July 28, 1936 - March 7, 2014

Carmela R. D'Augusta, 77, of St. Lucie West, died March 7, 2014 at Martin Medical Center in Stuart. She was born in Brooklyn, NY and retired to Port St. Lucie, FL in 1998. Before retiring, she managed an oncology office in Brooklyn for 20 years. Prior to that, she worked for a medical group as a medical assistant and dictaphone typist. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Santo D...
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Irene A. McCaw-Knichel

September 18, 1927 - March 4, 2014

Irene A. McCaw-Knichel 86, of Port St Lucie, Florida passed away peacefully on March 4, 2014. She was born in Bushmills, Northern Ireland on Sept. 18, 1927. Portrush, N. Ireland is where she grew up, attended school & in 1944 married Army Air Corp Sergeant, Raymond E. Knichel who was stationed at Nuts Corner Field in N. Ireland during WWII. Irene came to the USA through Ellis Island as a war...
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Nichole Kandice Arthur

July 3, 1983 - March 1, 2014

Nichole Kandice Arthur, 30, of Palm City, FL, passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at her home. Born in Orlando, Florida, she had been a resident of Palm City for 7 years coming from Orlando. She received a bachelor degree entertainment management from Full Sail University in Orlando. She was also an accomplished musician and songwriter. She was the Chief Marketing Officer for...
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Thomas J. White, Jr.

August 27, 1946 - March 1, 2014

Thomas J. White Jr., 67, of Port St. Lucie, FL, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Treasure Coast Hospice in Fort Piece, FL. Born in Jamaica, New York, he lived in Port St. Lucie for ¬2 years, coming from New York City. During both Vietnam War he served in the U.S. Army. Before retiring he was real estate entrepreneur in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. He was a member of the St. James...
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Mary T. Fox

March 22, 1930 - February 27, 2014

Mary T. Fox, 83, of Palm City, FL, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014 in her home. Born in Brooklyn, New York she had been a resident of Palm City 17 years. She was a home maker and a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Palm City Survivors include her husband, Edward J. Fox Sr. of Palm City; sons, Edward J. Fox Jr and his wife Pamela of Chester Springs, PA, James E. Fox and his...
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John W. Taylor

September 9, 1926 - February 27, 2014

John W. Taylor, 87, of Palm City, FL, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at his home in Whispering Sound. Born in Cumberland, WI, he lived in Palm City for 14 years, coming from Boca Raton, FL. He moved to Florida from Hartsdale, New York. During both World War II and the Korean War he served in the U.S. Navy. Before retiring he was an executive with IBM in White Plains, NY where he...
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Willie Stean Brinson

October 11, 1957 - February 25, 2014

Willie Stean Brinson, 56, of Port St. Lucie, FL, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at St. Lucie Medical Center, Port St. Lucie departing this life here on earth then started her eternal life with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Willie Stean Brinson was born October 11, 1957 to the union of Willis Jr. and Mary Davis in Chicago Illinois, the third of eight children. Willie...
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Theresa A. Freestone

December 15, 1944 - February 25, 2014

Theresa A. Freestone, 69, of Palm City, died February 25, 2014 at Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart. She was the daughter of John and Nellie Snyder, and was born December 15, 1944 in Abington, PA. She had been a resident of Palm City for 8 months, having moved from Boca Raton. Theresa had worked as a mail room manager at CSI, a commodity and stock database, before retirement. She is survived...
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Terressa Elrick Headley

July 29, 1914 - February 22, 2014

Terressa Elrick Headley, 99, of Palm City, died February 22, 2014 at Sandhill Cove in Palm City. She was born July 29, 1914 in Aurora, Illinois. She had been a resident of Stuart in Mariner Sands for approximately 15 years, and lived the past 20 years in Palm City. She had been a homemaker. She had been a member of the Congregational Church in Stuart. She is survived by her daughter, Merry...
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Milton Velinsky

January 23, 1924 - February 20, 2014

Milton Velinsky of Palm Beach, Inventor, and entrepreneur, has left us on February 20, 2014 at age 90. He was happily making deals until his last days. He was a loving brother, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Veteran of WW II he was awarded a silver and bronze stars for bravery under fire. Patriarch of the family, he has passed on his values and moral compass to all who...
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Frank T. Kirby, Jr.

January 28, 1929 - February 19, 2014

Frank T. Kirby Jr., 85, of Port St. Lucie, FL, passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at his home. Born in Chicago, IL, he lived in Port St. Lucie for 16 years, coming from Chicago. He served in the U.S. Army post World War II. Before retiring he was an electrician and a member of Local 9 of the I.B.E.W.in Chicago. He had been a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Chicago. Survivors include...
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Richard C. Rutz

August 4, 1936 - February 18, 2014

Richard (Dick) C. Rutz, 77, of Stuart, FL, passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at St. Mary's Medical Center, West Palm Beach, FL. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, he lived in Stuart for 17 years, coming from West Suffield, CT. He was a graduate of Purdue University. He was proud to have been an Eagle Scout. He was a member of Peace Presbyterian Church in Stuart, where he was an Elder. ...
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Rose Y. DeSantis

November 27, 1924 - February 15, 2014

Rose DeSantis, 89, of West Palm Beach, FL, passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at her daughter's home in Port St. Lucie. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she lived in West Palm Beach for 10 years, coming from Fort Lauderdale. She moved to Florida from Farmingville, New York. Before retiring she was a travel agent in Broward County for 20 years. She also was in the bakery business with Sy...
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Peter J. Lynch

September 19, 1940 - February 14, 2014

Peter J. Lynch, 73, of Stuart, FL, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014 at the Martin Medical Center, Stuart. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, he lived in Stuart for 17 years, coming from Jupiter/Tequesta, Florida. He moved to Florida from Massachusetts. During the Vietnam War he served in the US Army and was a member of the Army Band. Prior to retiring, he was a Fire Chief with the Palm...
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Robert F. Schultz

November 9, 1929 - February 13, 2014

Robert F. Schultz, 84, of Stuart, FL, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the Treasure Coast Hospice, Hay-Madeira House, Stuart. Born in Edison, NJ, he lived in Stuart for 22 years, coming from Woodbridge, New Jersey. During the Korean War he served in the US Army. Prior to retiring, he was a maintenance supervisor and mechanic in New Jersey for over 30 years. He was a member of VFW...
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Lula M. Smallhorne

January 5, 1923 - February 10, 2014

Lula Millicent Smallhorne was born in Ciego De Avila, Cuba in 1923. She migrated to Jamaica with her parents, Luther Linton and Ann Malvina Linton (maiden name Anderson) who were originally from the parish of Trelawny, Jamaica, when she was six years old. Lula (fondly known as "Lola"), received her early education in Kingston at Kingston Technical School. Upon graduation, she became an...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Seams

May 24, 1938 - February 6, 2014

Elizabeth Planeta Seams, (Betty) 75, of Ft. Pierce, died February 6, 2014 at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Ft. Pierce. She was born in Middletown, CT and was raised in Cromwell, CT. She had been a resident of the Treasure Coast for several years, formerly of Rogersville, TN and Lake Hayward, CT. Not only was she a loving Mother, Wife and Friend, she was very active and loved very much in...
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Joseph Daniel Giannettino

April 7, 1913 - February 6, 2014

Joseph Daniel Giannettino, 100, of Port St. Lucie died February 6, 2014 at Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and had been a resident of the Treasure Coast for 25 years, having moved from West Babylon, NY. He was a Master Tool & Dye Machinist before retirement. He also did Television repairs, wrote music and poetry in memory of his wife, and was an accomplished baker....
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Clarence Blanchard

October 26, 1923 - February 6, 2014

Clarence Blanchard, 90, of Jensen Beach, died Thursday February 6, 2014at Treasure Coast Hospice in Fort Pierce. He was born in Old Town, ME, and had been a resident of the Treasure Coast for 35 years, having moved from Miami. Previously helived in Warren, NH, Pepperell, MA and Onville, ME. He was a master cabinet maker before retirement. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post #10066. ...
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Claire Wasserman

October 8, 1927 - February 5, 2014

Claire Wasserman, 86, died Feb. 5, 2014 at University of Miami Hospital. She was born in Queens, NY and lived in Palm City and Stuart for 16 years coming from Matawan, NJ and Manhattan, NY. She was a member of Evergreen Golf Club and a former member of Martin Downs Country Club and Bamm Hollow Country Club in Lincroft, NJ. Survivors include her sister, Elaine Philmus of Manalapan, NJ and...
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Olive Giannini

November 26, 1922 - February 4, 2014

Olive Giannini, 91, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother of Stuart, FL, passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Stuart Nursing and Restorative Care Center. Born in High Wycombe, Bucks, England, daughter of Herbert and Fanny Walker, she had been a resident of Stuart for over 5 years after living in North Haven, CT for 64 years. Prior to retiring she was a cafeteria worker at the...
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Scott H. Saal

June 4, 1952 - February 4, 2014

Scott H. Saal, 61, of Jupiter, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at the Courtyard Gardens Rehabilitation Center in Jupiter. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, he had been a resident of Stuart and Jupiter, Florida, for 31 years coming from Warwick, New York. He was a pen and ink sketch artist. Survivors include his brother Karl Saal and his wife Kathryn of Stuart and nieces...
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Lucille M. Howard

July 13, 1930 - February 3, 2014

Lucille M. Howard, 83, of Port St. Lucie, FL, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2014 at St. Lucie Medical Center, Port St. Lucie. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she had been a resident of Port St Lucie for over 20 years coming from Wilingboro N.J. Lucille was a loving mother and grandmother. Prior to retiring she was the supervisor of classified advertising with the Philadelphia Inquirer. She...
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Hazel L. Hartnell

March 14, 1926 - February 2, 2014

Hazel L. Hartnell, 87, of Stuart, died February 2, 2014 at Martin Nursing and Restorative Care. She was born in Ruston, LA, lived most of her life in Lawrence, Long Island, NY raising her family. She had been an operator for New York Telephone before retiring after 30 years. Hazel and her husband, Eugene, moved to the Treasure Coast of Florida in 1983. She was a member of the Telephone...
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Harriet Logue

May 23, 1920 - February 1, 2014

Harriet Logue, 93, of Port St. Lucie, FL, passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the St. Lucie Medical Center, Port St. Lucie. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she lived in Port St. Lucie for 30 years, coming from Wantagh, New York. Survivors include her grandsons, John J. DeSouza and his wife, Karyn of Port St. Lucie, and Doug DeSouza of Mastic, NY; her granddaughter, Lilian Rosa and her...
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James C. Jackson

January 25, 1926 - February 1, 2014

James C. Jackson, 88, of Palm City, Florida, passed away on February 1, 2014 at the Palm City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Minneapolis, MN, he had been a resident of Martin County, Stuart and Palm City, for. 30 years He was a veteran of the US Navy. Jim was in the manufacturing business in Minneapolis, maker of the Cube Steak Machine, which his father, Aldridge Jackson,...
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Ann Drescher Jones

August 8, 1938 - February 1, 2014

Ann D. Jones, 75, of Stuart, FL, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the Treasure Coast Hospice Harper House in Stuart. Ann was born on August 8, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was the daughter of Rear Admiral Carl and Mary Drescher. Ann was a graduate of Holten-Arms College in Washington, DC. Ann volunteered her time and abundant talents to many charitable...
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Joseph V. Cassio, Sr.

April 19, 1914 - January 31, 2014

Joseph V. Cassio Sr., 99, of Stuart, FL, passed away on Friday, January 31, 2014 at the University Hospital, Tamarac, FL. Born in New York, New York, he been currently residing in Tamarac but had lived in Stuart for 18 years, coming from Tamarac. He came to Florida from Rahway, New Jersey. Before retiring he had been a realtor with the Fort Lauderdale Realty Board for 10 years. Prior to that,...
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Harold T. Cleaver

July 16, 1934 - January 29, 2014

Harold T. Cleaver, 79, of Stuart, died January 29, 201 4 at Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart. He was born in Andrews, Indiana, and had been a resident of Stuart for 33 years, having moved here from Berlin, Germany. He was a graduate of Purdue University. Harold was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, in which he was a Strategic Air Command Pilot for 7 years. Upon leaving the Air Force, he became...
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Muriel M. Schmitt

February 6, 1922 - January 27, 2014

Muriel M. Schmitt, 91, of Palm City, died January 27, 2014 at Palm City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Palm City. She was born in Glasco, Kansas and raised in the Los Angeles, California area. She has been a resident of Palm City for the last 13 years, having lived in Melbourne, West Palm Beach and Ft. Pierce for 55 years. She retired from both the City of West Palm Beach and St. Lucie...
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Amelia Rivera

March 5, 1966 - January 26, 2014

Amelia Rivera, 47, of Stuart, FL, passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Born in Camden, New Jersey, she lived in Stuart for 16 years, coming from Camden. She was a medical assistant for the Martin County Health Department. Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Juan A. Rivera Jr; her son, Juan A. Rivera III and her daughter,...
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Robert L. Emerson

September 4, 1926 - January 26, 2014

Robert L. Emerson, 87, of Port St. Lucie, FL., died January 26, 2014 at The Gardens of Port St. Lucie, Port St. Lucie, FL. Robert was born in Boston, MA and moved to Palm City, FL in 1994 from Little Silver, NJ. Prior to retirement he was vice president of sales in office products. He was a member of Harbor Ridge Yacht and Country Club, Palm City, FL, Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Survivors...
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Mary Carolyn Kapral

February 27, 1943 - January 25, 2014

Mary Carolyn Kapral, 70, of Port St. Lucie, died January 25, 2014 at her residence. She was born February 27, 1943 in Mount Clemens, MI. She has been a resident of the Treasure Coast since 1986, having moved from Detroit, MI. She was a secretary before retirement. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Michael Kapral of Port St. Lucie;...
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Mary Lou Y. Fox

September 17, 1912 - January 24, 2014

Mary Louise Yoder Fox, 101, of Stuart, FL, passed away on Friday, January 24, 2014 In her home. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, she grew up in Colorado Springs, Colo. She graduated from Grinnell College in Iowa and taught English in Greeley, Colo. She married Mortimer J. Fox, Jr. in 1945 and they lived in Washington,DC until after WW11. She lived in Montclair, NJ for 55 years, and was a...
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Lera Osterhoudt

April 5, 1967 - January 24, 2014

Lera Osterhoudt, 46, of Port St. Lucie, passed away unexpectedly January 24, 2014 at Traditions medical Center in Port St. Lucie. She was born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on April 5th 1967, and had been a resident of Port St. Lucie since 1997, having moved from Hobe Sound. She was a graduate of Jupiter High School in 1985. She had worked as a director for Hayes World Daycare; most recently she was a...
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Scott Wilson Trethaway

July 5, 1937 - January 23, 2014

Scott Wilson Trethaway, 76, of Palm City, died January 23, 2014 at Treasure Coast Hospice. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA and had been a resident of Palm City since 1989, having moved from Allentown, NJ. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from Carter Wallace as a National Sales Manager. After retirement Scott taught mathematics in the Martin County School System, and loved all of...
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Shawn Michael Marques

September 6, 1962 - January 22, 2014

Shawn Michael Marques, 51, of Port St. Lucie, died unexpectedly January 22, 2014 at Tradition Medical Center. He was born in Mineola, NY and had been a resident of Port St. Lucie since 1982, having moved from Medford, Long Island, NY. He was a Deputy Sheriff in Martin County since 1983, working in the Martin County Correctional Facility. He was an avid photographer, and active volunteer for...
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Marion A. Bellarosa

September 4, 1923 - January 21, 2014

Our Mom grew her wings and arrived safely in heaven on January 21, 2014. MARION A. BELLAROSA (nee Hopfensperger), born September 4, 1923 in Kaukauna, WI to Grace and Aloys Hopfensperger. She was predeceased by her four brothers and two sisters and her husband, Nicholas H. Bellarosa. Dad has been waiting for her for 27 years! Once again and forever, they are side by side. She leaves her...
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Frederick Jayne

September 11, 1934 - January 21, 2014

Frederick Jayne 79, of Palm City, FL, formerly of Wilton, CT, with his wife Pat at his side passed away on January 21, 2014 after a hard fought battle with cancer. Fred is survived by his wife Patricia Courtney Jayne, sons Eric, of Lakeland, FL, and David and his wife Kip of Palm City, and grandchildren Hunter, Dillon, Zachary, and Luke Jayne and Matthew and Kristen Campbell. Following his...
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Cecelia J. Ferrara

October 5, 1930 - January 21, 2014

Cecelia J. Ferrara, 83, of Port St. Lucie, died January 21, 2014. She was born October 5, 1930 in Jersey City, NJ. She had been a resident of Port St. Lucie since 1982, having moved from Wayne, NJ. She had been an LPN in several local nursing homes before retiring in 2008. She is survived by her daughter, Victoria VanEtten of Livingston Manor, NY; sons, James Ferrara of Port St. Lucie, Joseph...
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