Raymond D FAUCHON Jr. - July 2, 1939 – May 14, 2020
Raymond D FAUCHON Jr. - July 2, 1939 – May 14, 2020 aymond Fauchon, of Port St. Lucie, FL, passed away on Thursday May 14, 2020.
Ray was born in New York City on July 2, 1939. He is survived by his cherished and loving wife, Catherine; beloved children, daughter, Donna Payne, son-in-law, Dennis Payne, grandson, Brandon Payne; son, Raymond, granddaughter Erin Fauchon, grandsons, Noah and Raymond Fauchon; daughter, Suzanne Fauchon-Fitch, son-in-law, Joe Fitch, grandson, Sean Fitch; sisters-in-law, Christine Sheppard and Connie Tracy, and nephew, Michael Tracy.
A kind and gentle man, he was loved by all who were blessed to know him. Ray was an example to all, especially as he faced and overcame his life's many obstacles with grace and dignity. Through everything, Ray was a fighter. He never gave up, and his bravery and resilience in the face of his trials, made him an inspiration to us all.
Born and raised in New York City, Ray proudly served in the United States Navy, and retired from Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield after 35 years. Ray was an avid sports fan, fisherman, bird lover, bowler and soccer coach. He was passionate about the NY Yankees, the NY Rangers, and the NY Giants. Those teams have lost one of their most enthusiastic and dedicated fans.
He remains loved and cherished by his family and friends, who will be gathering to share his life's stories as soon as possible.
Mary C Prussing - June 6, 1932 – May 14, 2020
Mary C Prussing - June 6, 1932 – May 14, 2020 Mary C. Prussing, 87 of Jensen Beach, Florida passed away peacefully at home on May 14, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Brooklyn, New York on June 6, 1932 to Mary and Joseph Gegan, Mary was the second oldest to her brother Joseph. She graduated from Bishop McDonnell High School in Brooklyn, New York, where she attended on a full academic scholarship.
After graduation, she worked for Pfizer, NY until marrying Wesley E. Prussing, Sr., a New York City police officer in 1953. The couple quickly moved from a small apartment in Brooklyn to a large 3-story home in Rosedale, Long Island where they raised seven children over the next 20 years. While raising her family and working various jobs to help with the day-to-day expenses of a large family, Mary stayed active in her parish community and remained a long time member of The Legion of Mary at St. Clare’s Roman Catholic Church.
Mary and her family relocated to Jensen Beach, Florida following her husband’s retirement from the police department in 1972. After her husband passed away shortly after their move to Jensen Beach, Mary became the Safety Director for the City of Ft. Pierce, a position she held for over twenty years, before retiring at the age of 62.
Mary spent much of her retirement years surrounded by family and friends while dealing with a protracted series of surgeries and illnesses all of which she bore with grace and serenity. She served as a Eucharistic Minister for many years at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Jensen Beach and joined the Franciscan Third Order (laity) which brought her much happiness and fulfillment.
Mary is survived by all of her 7children and their spouses, 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Mary’s entire life revolved around her family, faith and a wide field of friends and acquaintances. Her greatest joy, her greatest passion was humbly serving God, her family and her community.
There will be a Funeral Mass celebrating Mary’s life on Monday, May 18, 2020 at St. Christopher Catholic Church in Hobe Sound, Florida at 11:00 am. All who knew her are invited to attend (we will be observing the Covid 19 Florida safety guidelines).
Billy Gene Russell - September 11, 1931 - May 12, 2020
Billy Gene Russell - September 11, 1931 - May 12, 2020 Billy Gene Russell of Stuart, FL, and Owosso, MI passed away on May 12th in Stuart at the age of 88. Billy was born in Karns, TN on September 11, 1931. Billy was the son of Jack & Anna Russell. Billy joins his daughter, Velda, in heaven. Billy is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Lucille Russell, and his daughter & son-in-law Monica & Ed Mahon. Billy had 3 granddaughters: Kelly, Ashley, & Kendall and 5 great-grandchildren.
Billy met & married Lucille in Tennessee, was an army veteran of the Korean war, and moved to Michigan where he owned and operated several small businesses and was a Deacon, Sunday School teacher, and treasurer of Grace Bible church. Billy & Lucille split their retirement years between Michigan & Florida, where Billy held a position in the condo HOA and was active in Wednesday Night Dinner at North Stuart Baptist Church.
A funeral will be held for Billy in Stuart on Thursday, May 14th for immediate family only. A memorial will be held in Owosso, MI, in June TBD.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Grace Bible Church in Owosso, MI.
Florence H. Taylor - August 14, 1943 - May 10, 2020
Florence H. Taylor - August 14, 1943 - May 10, 2020 Florence Hilma (Karlson) Taylor, 76, of Stuart, Florida passed away with family by her side on Sunday, May 10, 2020.
Florence was born August 14, 1943 in Glen Cove, New York, but has been a resident of Stuart for 65 years, coming here with her parents as an 11-year old girl.
She currently is a member of Coastal Life Church in Palm City, but previously enjoyed serving God at Tropical Farms Baptist Church and Salerno Road Baptist Church where she loved teaching children about the God she loved.
Florence was pre-deceased by her husband of 30 years, John Taylor, who passed away September, 2019. She was also pre-deceased her parents, David and Thelma Karlson and two brothers, David Karlson, Jr. and Richard Karlson.
Florence leaves behind her son, Johnny Gordon (Bonnie) and daughter, Debby Williams. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Lisa Becker (Ben), Doug Williams, Johnny Gordon, Jr. and Christina O’Connor, along with eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
There will be a Celebration of Life service at a later date.
Victor Picotte - July 23, 1937 - May 08, 2020
Victor Picotte - July 23, 1937 - May 08, 2020 Victor Picotte 82, died peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer.
Victor was preceded in death by his loving wife of 47 years Anne Marie Picotte and survived by his two daughters Renee Brock and Lisa Troupe. He was also a grandfather of three and a great grandfather of three with one on the way.
He retired from Trans World Airlines at Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts. He later retired again from the City of Port St. Lucie public works department after moving to Florida in 1999.
He was a devoted husband and amazing father and grandfather. He was a thoughtful, generous and funny man. He loved to travel and cruise, his time in NY state, going to the casinos and scratch tickets, collecting coins, driving too fast in beautiful cars and spending time with his grandson Victor.
He was my hero and best friend and will be deeply missed by Renee, Dean, Vanessa, Victor and Christian. Our home won't be the same without him. He was the strongest man we'll ever know who fought for so long. Now he can rest in peace and walk hand in hand with his sweetheart. May he rest in peace.
No services but a celebration of a life lived to the fullest will be held at a later date.
George James Neelan -March 07, 1939 - May 08, 2020
George James Neelan -March 07, 1939 - May 08, 2020 George J. Neelan, 81, of Jensen Beach, Florida passed away peacefully on May 8, 2020.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he had recently moved to Jensen Beach from Allison Park, PA with his belated wife Elizabeth L. Santone-Neelan. George was lovingly known to all his friends and family as “Gee”.
Gee was the son of Edward and Hazel (Sasse) Neelan, brother to the late Mary Ella Boyle and best friend of Richard “Red” Mack (Jean); father of John Dieterle (Terry); stepfather to Gina M. Cahall (David T.), Betsi Santone (Adam Craig) and grandfather to David M. Cahall (Brooke).
Gee was a well known presence in his community and leaves behind many friends. He loved people and to him everyone was “Cousin”. Gee was an Army Veteran. He worked for Pepsi Cola as a driver/salesman for 35 years. He was inducted into the Hampton High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017 for football.
There will be no memorial service at this time. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Gee will join us in spirit because he wouldn’t miss it for the world.
Barbara Rosalie (Holth) Rea - June 26, 1934 - May 06, 2020
Barbara Rosalie (Holth) Rea - June 26, 1934 - May 06, 2020 On May 6, 2020, Barbara Rosalie (Holth) Rea, loving wife, devoted mother, grandmother, and friend passed away at age 85 at her home in Palm City, Florida.
Barbara was born in Flushing, New York to Carl and Lena Holth on June 26, 1934. She grew up in Livonia, Michigan, graduated from Bentley High School in 1952, and began attending Michigan State University. When her beloved father passed in 1952, she moved home in support of her mom, and graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit.
Barbara married George Robert Rea in 1961. Together they raised a son, Bob, and a daughter, Marilyn. The family moved often in support of George’s career, and Barbara always made the new homes special by helping the kids get involved in school, sports, church, and finding fun family activities. She instilled in her children her sense of adventure and willingness to successfully take on new challenges to broaden their lives. New Hampshire was one of their favorite homes, and Barbara and George enjoyed returning to visit family there over the years. They eventually settled in Florida where they have resided for the past 30 years.
Barbara was known for her sparkling blue eyes and her kind smile. She loved to travel and explore the world, creating wonderful memories with George and other family members. She could often be found tending her garden or working on craft projects. An avid reader and card player, Barbara enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. She found great peace in her faith and was a long-time member of Palm City Presbyterian Church.
Barbara leaves behind her husband George, brother Carl Holth, sister-in-law Nancy Jones, her children Robert Rea (Lynda Bernier), and Marilyn (Tom) Mariano, grandchildren Robert Rea, Jr., James Mariano, Austin Mariano, Emily Mariano, SPC William Bernier, and nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date due to Covid-19 restrictions. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Treasure Coast Food Bank at www.stophunger.org.
Paul J Samoriski - October 14, 1922 – May 5, 2020
Paul J Samoriski - October 14, 1922 – May 5, 2020 Paul J. Samoriski of Port St. Lucie and formerly of Miami, Florida, was born October 14, 1922 in Sykesville, PA and passed away at the age of 97 on May 5, 2020. Paul is survived by three children: Paulette Glebocki, Marlene Christensen, and John Samoriski; six grand children: Renata Glebocki, Marisa Rodriquez, Katrina Christensen, Kyle Christensen, Paul Samoriski, and John Samoriski; two great grandchildren: Oliver and Maltida Rodriquez. He was predeceased by his wife Gladys, brother Albert, and sister Dorothy. Paul served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II and participated in atomic bomb tests post war. Paul utilized the G.I. Bill and earned a MBA degree. He was a long time teacher at Southwest High School in Miami, Fl. He was proud of achieving his pilot’s license and enjoyed flying. He was a lover of all animals including fancy chickens and enjoyed the breeding, showing and training of dogs. Internment is planned for Pennsylvania. No services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the animal shelter of your choice.
Robert David Tyndall - January 09, 1927 - May 04, 2020
Robert David Tyndall - January 09, 1927 - May 04, 2020 Robert David Tyndall, Sr., 93, of Grand Oaks in Palm City, FL, passed away on May 4, 2020, in Stuart, FL.
He was born in New Rochelle, NY. He had been a resident of FL for 17 years, coming from Rutland, VT, where he was Plant Manager at Tampax/Tambrands, retiring in 1987.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific. After the War, he married and graduated from Stevens Institute with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.
Robert is survived by his wife, Patricia, son, Robert Tyndall, Jr., of Norristown, PA, daughters, Kathleen Roberts, of Hobe Sound, FL, Janis Maderik, of Ocean View, DE, and Virginia Lee Jordan, of Poultney, VT, 10 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
He had an abiding faith in the Grace of His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.
Alice Wright - AUGUST 10, 1937 – MAY 5, 2020
Alice Wright - AUGUST 10, 1937 – MAY 5, 2020 Alice Mikhail-Wright August 10, 1937-May 05, 2020 Alice Mikhail-Wright was born on August 10,1937 in Cairo Egypt. Predeceased by her parents George and Eveline, sisters Lizette & Gezille, and her Husband. Alice worked as a seamstress that specialized in wedding apparel. She was also an active member of the C.C.W. of St. Lucie Catholic Church & Knights of Columbus Columbiette 7514 where she assisted with serving Tuesday evening dinners, playing bingo, amongst other activities. Alice also enjoy doing crafts of many kinds. She had a smile & laughter that would brighten any room. Alice also enjoyed watching W.W.E. Wrestling as she would shout and cheer loudly from the sidelines, Western Cowboy movies were also an all time favorite. Survived by her brother Fouad Dimitri and sister Aida Boutros, her two loving children son Adel Mikhail & his wife Diane, daughter Arlette Felton & her husband Bill, grandchildren Brigette & husband Charlie, Shannon, David, & Michael, and her adored greatgrandchildren Jabarri, Lucas, Kayla & Rachel. Alice was called home to join her Lord in Heaven on May 05, 2020. Safely guided and delivered into the hands of our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ.
Florence Anna Elizabeth Hendricks -May 30, 1923 - May 02, 2020
Florence Anna Elizabeth Hendricks -May 30, 1923 - May 02, 2020 Florence Anna Elizabeth Hendricks, 96, of Stuart, Florida passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at the Martin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Stuart. Born in Wykoff, New Jersey she had been a longtime Florida resident.
In her younger years, she was a dead aim crack shot with a .38 caliber pistol. She outgunned a parade of professional female cops twice to win the International Pistol Tournament in Teaneck, New Jersey. She won the world title in 1954 by making 296 bull’s-eyes out of a possible 300. One of her best shots was shooting over her shoulder while aiming with a small hand mirror. She was also pretty good at shooting the pistol upside down and pulling the trigger with her little finger.
Florence was known for her beautiful smile and kind heart, was a mother of five, survived by her daughters Tami Molina and Arlee Roman, son Charles Hendricks, and sister Edith Hunt as well as 10 grandchildren (2 deceased), 10 great grandchildren, 1 great great-grandchild, and many friends in Eleuthera, Bahamas where she lived for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Hendricks and her two sons, Thomas and Albert Hendricks.
Louis Wells Bevier - August 17, 1929 - May 01, 2020
Louis Wells Bevier - August 17, 1929 - May 01, 2020 ouis Wells Bevier, age 90, of Palm City, Florida and formerly of Barrington, Rhode Island, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2020 after suffering from vascular dementia for many years. He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Treva Knight Bevier, daughter Lisa Bevier Armstrong and her husband Frederick Smead Armstrong, son Richard Hasbrouck Bevier and his wife Laura Fuller Bevier. He leaves his grandchildren, Alexander Wells and Katherine Bevier Armstrong; Jackson Fuller and Marguerite Hasbrouck Bevier, and his sister, Phyllis Gibson. He was predeceased by his parents, Kenneth Miller Bevier and Margery Wells Bevier Proctor, and his sister Elizabeth Ames.
Lou was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in Scarsdale, NY where he attended the local schools and was very active in school activities and the Boy Scouts, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. He graduated from Lehigh University in 1951 as an industrial Engineer and a member of Tau Beta Pi, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Pi Tau Sigma. He served as an Army Lieutenant in Korea for two years, returning home to attend Harvard Business School and graduating in 1955 with Distinction. He was employed by Vedeer Root; Ratheon where he worked on launching Aman’s first microwave oven and originated the marketing phrase, “The Greatest Cooking Invention Since Fire;” was President of Cushman Colonial Furniture, a division of General Interiors Furniture; and was a Group Vice President of Amtel before establishing his own company, Bevco Inc, in 1975.
He was an avid sailor, member of the Larchmont Yacht Club and owned one of the first International 110 Class sailboats. In retirement he cruised with his wife, Treva, aboard Seamate, their Endeavor, before “settling down” at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida where he was a member and a Commodore of the Card Sound Yacht Club. He attended several Episcopal churches throughout his life and served as treasurer of Habitat for Humanity of the Florida Keys for many years.
He was also very proud of his Huguenot heritage as a ninth-generation direct descendant of Louis Bevier the Patentee, one of the twelve Huguenot families who negotiated a land grant directly with the Esopus Indians and settled near the Wallkill River in 1678 and called the site New Paltz. The Bevier house (now the Bevier-Elting House) was built in late 1678 on Historic Huguenot Street, which claims to be the oldest street in America still in use.
Because of the COVID-19 virus there will be no public services and burial will be private.
Barbara J. Susdorf - APRIL 27, 1930 – MAY 1, 2020
Barbara J. Susdorf - APRIL 27, 1930 – MAY 1, 2020 Barbara Jean (Beberstein) Susdorf (90), passed away on May 1, 2020 at her home in Stuart, Florida, with her husband of 41 years, Robert Susdorf, and her daughter, Gretchen (Flightner) Scott by her side. They had just celebrated her 90th birthday on April 27th, along with her son, Peter Flightner.
She was the daughter of Herbert Beberstein and Mary (Mlecko) Beberstein of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
She was a graduate of Northside High School (Fort Wayne), and DePauw University (Greencastle, IN) where she was a Kappa Kappa Gamma. She taught at Adams Elementary School in Fort Wayne as well as in Falls Church, VA when her first husband was stationed in Washington, DC.
She was a faithful member of Bethany Presbyterian Church and Blackhawk Baptist Churches in Fort Wayne and the Palm City Presbyterian Church in Palm City, Florida, where she resided since 1999.
She is survived by her husband, Robert, her 2 children, Gretchen and Peter (both of Naples, FL), 4 stepdaughters, Pam (Susdorf) Clevenger (Howell, MI), Joan (Susdorf) Stucka (Boulder CO), Donna Susdorf (Ogden UT), Janet Susdorf (Ozark, MO), 10 Step-grandchildren, Joshua Clevenger, Sarah (Clevenger) Haupt, Rachel Clevenger, Ryan Stucka, Natalie Stucka, Tricia (Scott) Sosa, Mark Messmer, Christian Pluntz, Jenna Pluntz, Cory Chadwick and 2 Step-greatgrandchildren who will all miss her greatly.
She will be buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Fort Wayne. Arrangements for a memorial service in Palm City, FL will be made at a different date.
Gregory C. Swoboda aka "Bodaman" - APRIL 6, 1951 – MAY 1, 2020
Gregory C. Swoboda aka "Bodaman" - APRIL 6, 1951 – MAY 1, 2020 Gregory C Swoboda (Bodaman) died peacefully surrounded by his family and friends at his Florida home on May 1, 2020.
Born in Chicago, Illinois to Charles W. Swoboda and Isabelle (nee Rys) Swoboda, who are both now deceased. Greg attended De Paul Academy in grade school and continued on to De Paul High School. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree from De Paul University in Chicago, Illinois.
Gregory worked his entire career for Schaumburg School District 54 in Illinois. He taught at John Muir Elementary School in Hoffman Estates, IL for the majority of his tenure. His specialty was 5th and 6th grade. He loved kids at that age, the tweeners. Kids between childhood and near adulthood. He always tried to bridge the gap for the kids with lessons about living, sharing, caring for others, team work, camaraderie, the real world, some academics, hard work and its rewards and being a good person. One student described his class as her 'safe place' to escape from a difficult home life. She wanted to be present and accountable to learn each and every day. Many of his kids felt the same way. He truly made a difference and created a legacy.
Greg was initiated into the Dundee Lodge #190 of Carpentersville, IL on December 19, 2008 and raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason on September 15, 2009.
Greg, a Chicago native, loved golf and was passionate about baseball. The Chicago White Sox was his team for life. He and his wife loved to travel and spent much of their early retirement in Europe, the Caribbean islands and many of the US states. Road trips always meant a new adventure.
He is survived by his wife, Linda (nee Guzik), his cousins Robert and Sam Johnson, Gloria Rys Rast and her immediate family and many cousins on both the Rys and Swoboda sides of the family.
Greg was also extremely close to Linda's children, her brother Greg Guzik and family; Michele Neill (John) and granddaughter Madelyn Cregar. Linda's parents, now deceased and her aunt, also deceased, thought the world of Greg.
Gregory Swoboda will be sorely missed.
Due to the COVID pandemic, a Celebration of Gregory Swoboda’s Life is on hold until conditions are safe for travel and congregating together.
Frances Geraldine Mahoney - JULY 6, 1927 – APRIL 30, 2020
Frances Geraldine Mahoney - JULY 6, 1927 – APRIL 30, 2020 rances was born in Boston, daughter to Francis and Beatrice Quigley. She was one of eight. She was 92 when she passed at home in Florida with her loving husband Roy and family. During their 75 year marriage, they had an adventure filled life with children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed cruising, boating on the “Fran”, dancing, bowling, family get togethers and of course, playing cards. They raised most of the family in Dorchester, Ma. Had a lifetime of memories from their cottage in Carver, Ma. then switching to boating on “The Fran”. They moved to Quincy where they raised the youngest “Mahoney’s” and upon retirement, spent winters in Hobe Sound, Fl.
Frances worked as a School Crossing Guard for the City of Boston and later retired from the State of Massachusetts Unemployment Division.
She is predeceased by two daughters, Carolyn Owens and Keli Mahoney. She was the last survivor of the Quigley clan.
Survivors include her husband Roy of 75 years, daughters Susan Nye and Diane Clare and sons, Roy and Steven Mahoney. 10 Grandchildren, Rob, Shawn, Chuck, David, Sarah, Ryan, Lauren, Sean, Kyle and Katie. 10 Great Grandchildren, Cole, Riley, Carson, Natalie, Reese, Drew, Lily, Layla, Gavin, and Ayden.
She was loved by all and will be dearly missed.
Anne Rudder- JUNE 28, 1921 – APRIL 29, 2020
Anne Rudder- JUNE 28, 1921 – APRIL 29, 2020 Anne Rudder was born on June 28, 1921 and passed away on April 29, 2020.
Thomas Harvey Bennin - JULY 28, 1950 – APRIL 28, 2020
Thomas Harvey Bennin - JULY 28, 1950 – APRIL 28, 2020Thomas H. Bennin (Tom) was born in Sheboygan on July 28, 1950, the son of Angeline (Jerale) and Harvey Bennin.
He led a wonderful and rich life. In his professional life he was a business litigation attorney, thoroughly enjoying the competition and challenge of seeing that his clients were well represented.
In his retirement he loved reading, thinking, and talking about many topics, including philosophy (especially Wittgenstein), good writing (ala Nabokov), political science and theory, the Constitution, Russia, music, and best of all, mysteries. He became an accomplished bread maker and was renowned for his delicious scones.
He will be desperately missed by his wife of 40 years, Melanie, his family, and his friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Angeline and Harvey Bennin, and his sisters Jane (Frank) Kremer and Lois Bennin. He is survived by his wife Melanie, his sister Mary (Jorge) Cardona; two nieces, Anne (Dean) Strauss, Elizabeth (Tim) Flanigan; and two nephews Joe (Stephanie Adamany) Kremer, and Oliver Luis Cardona.
In lieu of flowers or gifts of money, we ask that you send prayers or make a donation to your favorite charity in Tom's name.
Maurice Eugene Hadley-JUNE 12, 1929 – APRIL 25, 2020
Maurice Eugene Hadley-JUNE 12, 1929 – APRIL 25, 2020 Maurice “Mo” E Hadley, 90, passed away April 25, 2020, in his son’s and Hospice/Vitas care in DeLand, FL.
Mo was born on June 12, 1929 in Pelzer, IN, to the late Lloyd M and Adah M (Perigo) Hadley. Mo retired after many years serving in the Teamsters Union Local 769 as a truck driver and Shop Stewart, at the Nuclear Power Plant on Hutchinson Island, FL.
Mo’s passion was singing and playing guitar with his friends. He loved his mornings spending time with friends at McDonalds. He is preceded in death by his wife Betty Hadley, and his son Blake and wife MaryJo Hadley. Mo is survived by his daughter Linda Ankrom, and her husband Ray, and son Michael Hadley and his wife Cindy Hadley: and grandchildren Mark and Angie Ankrom, of Hawthorne, FL. Stephanie Ankrom, of Palm Beach, FL. Tracy and Dave Zanoni, of Hartsville, SC. Jason and Nicole Hadley of Sumterville, FL. and Ryan and Kelly Hadley, of Waynesville, NC: and 9 great grandchildren, Keith, Brendon, Skyla, Luke, Aubrey, Farrah, Gage, Corianna and Kasden.
Robert Bruce MacGillivray- APRIL 26, 1936 – APRIL 24, 2020
Robert Bruce MacGillivray- APRIL 26, 1936 – APRIL 24, 2020 Robert Bruce MacGillivray, born April 26, 1936 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, son of Charles D MacGillivray and Eleanor Rodriguez MacGillivray, passed away April 24th 2020, at 83 years old.
Robert (Bob) is survived by his son, Robert Scott MacGillivray, and daughter Beth Ann MacGillivray Fuller. He also leaves behind two granddaughter‘s, Ali J. MacGillivray Craddock and Kara L. Fuller; two great grandchildren, Alexa and Alaina Craddock.
Bob was a born salesman, a proud Marine and a retired member of the Leathernecks. Bob was a true authentic straight talking man and shall be missed by many.
Richard "Dick" Shaw Hall Jr. - December 9, 1944 – April 1, 2018
Richard "Dick" Shaw Hall Jr. - December 9, 1944 – April 1, 2018 - Richard Shaw Hall, Jr. December 9, 1944 – Was an American publisher with a marketing and sales background. Mr. Hall was born on Staten Island, in New York City. He attended Port Richmond High School where he experienced his first exposure to the world of publishing when he, for 4 years, worked on the school's yearbook.
He attended City College of New York (Staten Island) from 1963 and 1964. He then embarked on an adventure to Kentucky, Morehead State University where he finished his undergraduate degree with majors in History, Sociology and Psychology, with minors in Business and Biology.
He returned to New York and began a teaching career in the field of Special Education specifically “Learning Behavioral Disabilities” at the secondary level (7th grade – 12th grade) at the 600 school on Staten Island housed on the Mt Loretto campus.
He attended Columbia University Graduate School with an emphasis in “Behavioral Psychology”.
After several lengthy teachers strikes he was offered an opportunity to move to Columbus, Ohio working for B.F. Skinner, designing and implementing behavioral modification programs imbedded in curriculum. He also did field research in that field and staff development. From 1969 – 1972 he was on loan to the University of Pittsburg (Leaning Resource Development Center) working with a field research program called I.P.I (Individualized Prescribed Instruction). In 1970, when the publishing rights for I.P.I. was acquired by New Century Education Corporation, Mr. Hall returned to the world of publishing. He remained with New Century until 1975.
During this time Mr. Hall was involved with Open Court publishing, editing the synthetic phonics “Foundation” program.
From 1976 to 1979 Mr. Hall became aware of school of educational thought spearheaded by Dr. Arthur Whimby, author of” Intelligence Can Be Taught” and began a relationship with a company called I.S.I (Innovative Sciences, Inc.) who brought behavioral management techniques together with the cognitive learning strategies of Whimby.
In 1979 he joined the Ohio based C.O.I.N. (Coordinated Occupational Information Network) an information database serving the guidance counselors across the country.
In 1986 after the sale of C.O.I.N. to Bell & Howell, Mr. Hall joined the Marketing and Sales department of Cambridge Book Company.
He achieved his highest success with Out2News, an online publishing newspaper effort created for the local Treasure Coast Community with a News/citizen journal emphasis. He called it the “Happy” news!
Perhaps the most important roll Mr. Hall prized was that of loving husband and devoted father. He adored his family and put them first in all that he did.
He is survived by his wife Robin Hall of 37 years, son Richard Shaw Hall III, son Andrew Shaw Hall and daughter in law Erica Hall and close family friend Sasha Dacosta.
Richard Shaw Hall Sr. April 21, 1921 - September 28, 2007
Richard Shaw Hall Sr. Decorated Naval Aviator Dies at 86 in Palm City
Richard (Dick Hall) Hall founder of Libre House Publishing of Princeton, New Jersey and Chem-Pro Marketing of Staten Island, New York died September 28, 2007 after a brief illness in Palm City, Florida.
He is survived by his two sons Richard S. Hall, Jr. and daughter in-law Robin Hall of Palm City, Florida and Gregory H. Hall and daughter in-law Debbie Hall of Staten Island. He was also survived by three grand children Dana Carole Hall Reese of Los Angeles, Richard S. Hall III of Palm City and Andrew S. Hall also of Palm City. Mr. Hall had two great grand children Charles and Smyth Reese of Los Angeles. He also was survived by 2 siblings, older brother Norman Hall (91)of Whiting, New Jersey and younger sister Doris Zdanowicz of New Jersey as well.
He was married to Alice M. Baker for 60 years also of Staten Island.
Noted “Who’s Who” business and finance entrepreneur was probably best know for his “Cost estimation” articles in McGraw Hill’s publication Chemical Engineering. He led the way to computerized cost estimation in the stainless steel industry.
From modest means in his early years it might be said that he was a product of the depression and World War II. Born on Staten Island, New York on April 21, 1921 he attended Public School #30 in The Westerleigh area of the island. He graduated from port Richmond High School in 1939 and proceeded to go to work in Manhattan for the U.S. Nickel Company. Later in 1941 he worked at The Bethlehem Ship yard where he worked as an electricians apprentice on ships including the Destroyer Juno.
He enlisted as a Naval Aviation Cadet in April 1942, shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was first assigned to The Naval Civil Pilot Training Program at Syracuse University from June to October 1942; United States Naval Preflight School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., from January to March 1943; United States Naval Air Training Center, Glenview, Illinois, from March – July 1943; United States Naval Air Training Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, July 1943 – February 1944; graduated and commissioned Ensign U.S.N.R. (Naval Aviator) on February 9, 1944.
Assigned U.S. Naval Operational Training Center, Banana River, Florida from February -April 1944; assigned to Navy Squadron VPB26, Charleston, S.C. to Fleet Air Wing 17, serving with the fleet in the central and western Pacific theaters. Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medals for “Meritorious Service” in China, Korean and Japanese mainland theaters of operation. He was promoted to Lt. (JG) in April 1945. Was a member of the first Naval Aviation Squadron to land in the Tokyo Bay area simultaneous with the fleet’s arrival in September, 1945. He served several weeks with the occupation forces in Japan.
Reassigned to Naval Air Station, Kaneohe, Hawaii. Ordered to Fleet Headquarters, New York via NAS Alameda, California for release from active duty on January 6, 1946.
Mr. Hall attended Wagner College, Staten Island, New York from 1946 to 1948. He then went to work as a sales representative for New York Refrigeration Co., Long Island, N.Y., 1947. Sales Representative for Doyle & Roth Manufacturing Co., Brooklyn, NY from 1947 to 1954; Advertising Sales Manager, 1954 – 1963; Vice President 1963 – 1970. Vice President of Walster Corp. Simpson, Pa. 1962 – 1970; Chem-Pro Marketing Services, Staten Island, N.Y., 1966 – 1970; Vice President, Chem-Pro Associates, 1970; President, Richard S. Hall & Associates Ltd., Staten Island, NY from 1970 – 1987.
For 20 years he was a Biographee of Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who In Finance and Industry, and the International Biographee.
He served on American Standards Association committee establishing “Standards for Tubular Heat Exchangers for the chemical industry”, a collaborative effort between the American, and the Tubular Exchanger Manufactures Association.
Retiring in 1987 he joined and actively participated in the Services Corps of Retired Executive, co-chairing-in a collaborative effort with the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce–a series of seminars on international trade.
He was a member of the Chemists Club, American Association of Cost Engineers, Association of Naval aviation, Service Core of Retired Executives, The Planetary Society, National Space Society, and International Trade Advocacy Group.
After the death of his loving wife in 2003 and in ill health, he moved to Palm City, Florida to live with is son Richard and his family.
In his later years he was active with The Martin County Council On Aging, The V.I.P. (Visually Impaired Persons), The Palm City Art Associates.
Mr. and Mrs. Hall will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The family has expressed that in lue of flowers please make a donations to Hospice of The Treasure Coast.