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Oliver Henry Schlesselman - November 13, 1940 - July 31, 2020


Oliver Henry Schlesselman - November 13, 1940 - July 31, 2020 Oliver Henry Schlesselman, known to friends and family as "Hank", passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Hank was born to John and Jeanne Schlesselman on Kelleys Island, Ohio on November 13, 1940.

Hank had an idyllic childhood playing along the shores of Lake Erie with his many cousins, hunting for fossils, swimming at the quarry, and helping with the grape harvest each fall. His family later moved to the mainland where Hank graduated from Vermilion High School. He served in the US Army as a Military Policeman stationed in Korea. After a brief period of wanderlust that lead him to California to race cars, he returned to Ohio where he met and married Sonya Bellrose. Hank's lifelong dream was to be a policeman. He achieved that dream when he graduated from the Lorain County Community College Police Academy and joined the Huron Police Department.

In 1980 he, his wife, and their two young daughters moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida where Hank became a founding member of the Port St. Lucie Police Department and in 1981, became their second Chief of Police. He was a firearms instructor at Indian River Community College and a former board member and instructor with the International Association of Law Enforcement Instructors.

In retirement, Hank was a passionate antiquarian and purveyor of collectible military memorabilia and firearms, as well as a scholar, poet, and artist. His life was a beautiful example of sacrifice for family, community, and country.

Hank was predeceased by his parents and eldest sister, Miriam Haynes, and is survived by his wife of nearly 53 years, Sonya; his daughters Hallie Trainor (David Trainor) and Wendy Mullins (Jon Mullins); his grandchildren Taylor Currie, Ian Mullins (currently serving in the Navy overseas), and Riley Mullins; his sisters Carol Schnittker and Ardith Enlow; and many nieces, nephews, and friends who will sorely miss his sharp wit, wry sense of humor, unwavering dependability, and generous spirit.

Earl Frank Martin, Jr. - February 25, 1936 - July 29, 2020


Earl Frank Martin, Jr. - February 25, 1936 - July 29, 2020 Earl Martin passed away on July 29, 2020, in Palm City, Florida. Mr. Martin was born in Burlington, Vermont on February 25, 1936, to Ellen Collins and Earl Frank Martin. Mr. Martin proudly served in the United States Navy on the USS Randolph from July 1954 to June 1958.

Mr. Martin worked as a Vermont State Trooper for 26 years retiring on December 31, 1988, as a Crime Prevention Officer. He was also an Arson Investigator. Earl was a life member of the Vermont State Employees Association. He was also a member of the Rocky Ridge Country Club in Williston, Vermont, for over 20 years. He moved to Florida with his wife, Denise, in 1992 where he became a member of the Martin Downs Country Club.

He leaves memories to be cherished by his wife of 28 years, Denise Martin. Earl loved to travel with his wife, and see new places and experience life. He loved to read and loved to socialize with his golfing buddies. Earl made friends wherever he went, was dearly loved and will be missed by many.

Besides his wife, Earl leaves behind his son, Ronald (Carrie Martin), his stepdaughter, Lisa Boyd (Richard Boyd), and his stepson, John McKenzie. He also leaves five grandchildren, Rachel McFadden (Graham), Amanda Farrelly (Stephen), Patrick Worcester, Arielle Worcester and Mazzy Boyd, three great-grandchildren, a brother Robert Martin, six sisters-in-law Virginia Martin, Armande Gaudreau, Rachel Schumacher (David Monks), Helen Winters (Ben), Carmen Stevens, Diane Lavery (Warren), and brother-in-law Marcel Lemay (Maryjane).

Earl was predeceased by hIs parents, his son Earl F. Martin III, and his brother William Martin.

Celebration of Life will be held on August 7, 2020, at 11 o'clock at Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, 961 S. Kanner Hwy, Stuart, Fl., with Father Jack Barrow as officiant.

Evelyn M. Jarvis - December 14, 1932 - July 25, 2020


Evelyn M. Jarvis - December 14, 1932 - July 25, 2020 Evelyn M. Jarvis, 87, went home to be with Jesus on July 25, 2020 surrounded by her family in Port St Lucie, FL. She was born December 14, 1932 in Clementon, NJ, the daughter of Enos and Laura (Wiestner) Jarvis. Evelyn graduated from Lower Camden County Regional High School, Class of 1950.

She leaves behind her three daughters, Deborah (Collins) Taylor and her husband Joseph, of Port St Lucie, Donna (Collins) Popow Cox of Port St Lucie and Denise (Collins) Strong and her husband, Kenneth, of Williamstown, NJ and Robert Eichmann, the son she never had, of Tarboro, NC. Eleven grandchildren: Joshua Taylor, Heather Kilbreth, Kristin Popow, Melisa Sellick, Alexis Taylor, Marci Taylor, Nicholas Popow, Rachael Buzby, Cassie Jones, Jesse Cox and Danielle Cox. Sixteen great-grandchildren: Essence, Haleigh, Naiya, Kyra, Jadon, Kailani, Liliana, Aaliyah, Gabriel, Jackson, Meilani, Isabella, Harper, Hazel, Madelyne and Madison. Three siblings: Jo Ann Jones, Enos J. Jarvis, III and Lauretta Eichmann. Additionally, numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and extended family members.

Before retiring to Florida in 1995 she worked for the Burlington County Vocational Technical School Superintendent of Schools.

After retiring she actively served First Baptist Church of Stuart in many capacities from working in the Church office, helping with Awanas and Sunday School teacher. Most recently, she had been crocheting 'Tootsie Toasters' for the Senior Ministry to distribute to the residents of all of the local nursing homes.

A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, August 8, 2020 at First Baptist Church of Stuart at 11 a.m. Those who wish to remember Evelyn in a special way may make gifts in her memory to the Casey Pavilion Fund at www.fbcstuart.org.

Celeste F. Berner - December 17, 1926 - July 25, 2020


Celeste F. Berner - December 17, 1926 - July 25, 2020 Celeste E. Berner (nee DiPierno) – Of Sebastian, Florida, formerly of Jensen Beach, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family, after a long illness, on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Age 93.

Celeste was born December 17, 1926 in New York, New York. Preceded in death by her parents Achilles and Julia DiPierno, of New York and two sisters Chloe DiPierno and Annette DiPierno both of Ormond Beach, Florida.

Preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Jack D. Berner (1993), with his military career they traveled the country and abroad.

Together they raised three children; a daughter Jacqueline Stastny of Jensen Beach, two sons Steve H. Berner, Sr. and his wife Misty of Sebastian, Florida, and Gary P. Berner who passed late last year, 2019. Also survived by two brothers Gerald DiPierno and his wife Lillian of Wappingers Falls, New York and George Deane of Riverdale, New York; a sister Colette Bordonaro and her husband Vic of Palm Coast, Florida.

Loving grandmother to 18, great-grandmother to 10, numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Those who knew her best, loved her kind and giving heart, and her concern for her family and friends. She had a long, well lived life. Celeste will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Funeral services for Celeste will be held at Treasure Coast Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, 950 SE Monterey Road, Stuart, Florida, on Friday, July 31, at 12:00 – Noon. Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until time of services. Interment Fern Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers memorials to the Dementia and Alzheimers Foundation @www.alzfnd.org will be appreciated.

Robert Edward McGarvey - SEPTEMBER 16, 1930 – JULY 25, 2020


Robert Edward McGarvey - SEPTEMBER 16, 1930 – JULY 25, 2020 Robert McGarvey of Hobe Sound Florida was called home on July 25, 2020. He lived a rich and full life before the onset of COVID 19. He was 89 years old plus. Robert leaves behind his loving wife Jackie of 22 years, his 7 children and their spouses. He was PopPop to 12 grandchildren and great grandfather to 4. He also had an extended family of 3 boys, their spouses and 7 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Grace, his grandson Keith Hyman, sister Carol and Jackie’s sister Loree.

Robert served his country in the Air Force. He worked and retired from the Telephone Company as a Planning Engineer.

Robert along with his wife Jackie loved to travel and made it their mission to visit all the families which are great in number. His favorite thing to do was to plan those trips along with many other places around the world.

Robert loved a good party and liked to dance.

He was a devout Catholic and a member of the Knights of Columbus; and a life-long die hard Yankee fan.

He loved us all deeply and was loved deeply in return.

Robert will be sorely missed.

As the angels carry him home to his final resting place, we are sure he will be in good company.

Services will be Thursday, July 30, 2020 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at Aycock Funeral Home Young & Prill Chapel, 6801 SE Federal Highway, Stuart, Florida

Mass at St Christopher's Catholic Church, 12001 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, Florida, Friday, July 31. 2020 at 4:00 pm.

A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a future date on Long Island NY.

Joan Albrecht BRAUN - AUGUST 27, 1929 – JULY 25, 2020


Joan Albrecht BRAUN - AUGUST 27, 1929 – JULY 25, 2020 Joan A. Braun, 90, of Stuart, Florida, entered into eternal rest with her Lord and Savior on July 25, 2020. Born on August 27, 1929 in Manhasset, NY, to Michael and Alice Albrecht, Joan dedicated her life to being a loving wife, mother and friend. Valedictorian of her high school class, she went on to become Executive Assistant to Thomas Watson, Jr. at IBM before she married Carl A. Braun, celebrating 58 years together until his death in 2010.

Unwavering in her faith, Joan was known for her kindness and sense of humor, always putting the needs of others before herself. She loved and supported her daughters, grandchildren & great grandchildren unconditionally and with great joy, making each one feel special.

Joan valiantly fought cancer on multiple occasions, always with a positive attitude, never letting it overshadow her zest for life. Through it all she continued to enjoy numerous activities and spending time with her friends and rosary family.

Predeceased by her parents, Michael and Alice, and her husband, Carl, Joan is survived by four daughters, Patricia & Larry Miller of Sunbury, PA; Susan & Scott Williams of Charlottesville, VA, Nancy & Dave Beakes of Charlestown, WVA, and Carol & Scott Valiquette of Milton, PA, along with 6 grandchildren Christopher, Jay, Robert, Kaitlin, Andrew & Nicole and 3 great-grandchildren Kinsley, Gabriel & Karsyn.

A memorial service in Florida will be scheduled at a later date. Burial will be in the Cemetery of the Holy Rood, Westbury, NY. In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made in Joan’s name to The Christ Child Society of Stuart, Florida, P.O. Box 2007, Stuart, FL 34995, or the Dunbar Early Learning Center at 12100 SE Lantana Ave., Hobe Sound, FL, 33455.

Hope Blount - October 23, 1926 - July 25, 2020


Hope Blount - October 23, 1926 - July 25, 2020 Hope Blount (age 93) beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 25th surrounded by family members.

Hope was born in Morristown, New Jersey in 1926 and was the daughter of the late Dr. William and Elisabeth Tilton. She was raised in Bernardsville and Summit, New Jersey and graduated from Summit High School in 1945. After high school, Hope attended Averett College in Danville, VA and Upsala College in East Orange, NJ. She worked in New York before moving to Miami Beach in her mid 20s, where she met and later married the late Lee Blount. She resided in Miami for over thirty years and raised seven children. In 1980, Hope moved to Greensboro, North Carolina and worked at the Wrangler Retail Outlet before retiring in 1991 at the age of 65. She spent the next nineteen years living in Greensboro and later Eden, NC where she was very active in the local Friends Club and spent time gardening, swimming, and reading mystery and romance novels. In 2010, Hope moved to Stuart, Florida in order to be closer to family.

Hope is survived by her sister Joan; children Lee, Joan, Elisabeth, Douglas, Beverly, and Bryan; grandchildren David, Angela, Alyssa, Jennifer, Jeremie, Joshua, Shannon, Justin, Sarah, Sydney, Jackie, Travis, Brianna, and Brayden; and great grandchildren Joseph, Grant, Adelei, Gabriella, and Kinsley.

Besides her parents, Hope was also preceded in passing by brothers William and Robert and by her son Jeffrey.

Due to the current pandemic, a celebration of Hope’s life will be postponed until a later date

Irma M Prettyman-January 23, 1932 - July 24, 2020


Irma M Prettyman-January 23, 1932 - July 24, 2020 Irma Prettyman of Jensen Beach,Fla., formerly of Harbeson De., passed away July 24, 2020 in Jensen Beach. She was the daughter of the late Harry D. McCullough Jr. and Mildred (Owens) McCullough.

Irma was born January 23, 1932. She graduated from Milford High School, where she was Head Majorette and May Queen. Irma graduated from Goldey-Beacom college, where she was Miss Goldey- Beacom.

After graduating from college, Irma married William H. Prettyman in 1953 and moved to Harbeson De. Where they were farmers and founders of the Homestead Campground. Irma enjoyed cooking, arts & crafts, waterskiing and entertaining her nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Irma was preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years, William H. Prettyman; brothers, Harry D. McCullough III, P. Irving McCullough, and William (June) McCullough. Sisters, Laura McCullough, Sara (Bob) Littlehale, Ann (Arthur) Dickerson and Jean (Nelson) Swain. Sister-in-laws Annabelle Wollaston and Patricia Ingram.

Irma is loved by her brother James (Edith) McCullough, Brother-in-law James Prettyman, sister-in-law Koretta Prettyman, Cousin Sandy Prettyman and many nieces and nephews

Tara Ann Gouin - APRIL 24, 1954 – JULY 23, 2020


Tara Ann Gouin - APRIL 24, 1954 – JULY 23, 2020 Tara A. Gouin passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020 in Stuart, Florida with her beloved daughter by her side, she was 66. She was the loving mother of Wendi (Derome) Sobon and grandmother of Matthew and Kathryn, of Port St. Lucie, FL. She is also survived by her mother, Doris (Boudreau) Wilkinson of Hooksett, NH, sisters Teri Gray (David) of Derry, NH, Tina Dutton (Jeff) of Manchester, NH, and Julie Wilson of Rochester, NH, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband and love of her life, Paul J. Gouin, and her father, Walter O. Wilkinson.

She was born on April 24, 1954 and raised in Manchester, NH. She attended Manchester Central High School and graduated in 1972. She moved to Florida in 1979 and spent many years as a legal secretary working for a law firm in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Later in life, she decided to make a career change and became a medical transcriptionist, a profession she enjoyed until her retirement.

She enjoyed playing word games and crocheting, and loved making homemade gifts for special occasions of those she loved. What she loved most of all was being “Memere” to Matthew and Kathryn, always present for graduations, first communions, school awards, and all other important milestones. Her family was her pride and joy and there are no words to express how much she was loved and will be missed.

A graveside service will be held on August 4, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1500 S. State Road 7, North Lauderdale, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly suggests that you please consider a donation to the American Heart Association.

Mildred Lenora Vella - February 13, 1927 - July 22, 2020


Mildred Lenora Vella - February 13, 1927 - July 22, 2020 Mildred Vella, 93, of Stuart, Florida, passed away on July 22, 2020 at the Stuart Lodge, Stuart, FL.

Born in Malden, Massachusetts she had been a resident of Stuart for 5 years coming from Cape Coral, FL.

Prior to retiring, she had been the Director of Finance for Fairfax County, VA.

Survivors include her daughters, Sandra Ranno and Linda Vella-Acker; her grandchildren, Paul Ranno, Brad Ranno, Jordan Acker and Julia Acker and her great grandchildren, Noah Ranno, Sydney Ranno, Delaney Ranno, Colin Ranno, Emrys Ranno and Julian Ranno, Lily Acker, Aiden Acker and Pippa Lynne Acker. She was preceded in death by her husband James Vella.

For those who wish, contributions may be made for Treasure Coast Hospice at Treasure Health, 1201 SE Indian Street, Stuart, FL 34997, or at 772/403-4500 or on line at www.treasurehealth.org in Mildred’s memory.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Treasure Coast Seawinds Funeral Home, Stuart.

Robert Scott Davies - June 04, 1954 - July 22, 2020


Robert Scott Davies - June 04, 1954 - July 22, 2020 Robert “Scott” Davies, age 66, of Stuart, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 with his loving daughter by his side.

Born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada on June 4, 1954. He was the son of the late Ray and Carolyn Davies. He immigrated to the United States of America in 1979 and has been resident of Martin county, Florida since the mid 90’s

Scott held many odd jobs throughout his life until finally becoming a machinist at NAPA where he worked for over 30 years, before retiring earlier this year.

Scott was a gentle soul who always put everyone else before himself, the man simple never knew how to say no to anyone. He never met a stranger and there was no end to his generosity. He had a smile, an ear and time for everyone. His compassion for others is seen in the many close, long lasting friendships he had, his never-ending fight to care for his family and his devotion to donating blood, which he donated gallons of over his lifetime.

Scott loved birds, fishing, collecting guns and car racing. He was as wise as he was handy, he loved to keep busy and hated to leave a task unfinished. He always looked forward to his Friday night dart games with his friends, he loved his dogs Cowboy and Willow and some of his fondest memories were from when he was young playing in the woods with his cousins and childhood friends.

He is survived by his sister Allison Richardson, his wife Rebecca Davies, his daughter Jennifer (Byron Ajucum) Davies, his son Lee Davies, his two grandsons, Dominic and Alexander Ajucum, he is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He will he missed by all who loved him and will forever live in our hearts and memories.

Due to Covid-19 memorial services will be held on October 3, 2020 at 1:00 pm in the Chapel of the Treasure Coast Seawinds Funeral Home in Stuart, FL.

In lieu of flowers, the family would love for you to consider donating blood to Oneblood

Thelma U Courtney - JUNE 4, 1937 – JULY 22, 2020


Thelma U Courtney - JUNE 4, 1937 – JULY 22, 2020 Thelma U. Courtney, 83, of Port St Lucie, passed peacefully July 22, 2020, at the Treasure Coast Hospice, Ft. Pierce.

She was born in Jacksonville, FL, and lived in Miami for 60 years. She was a life long Floridian.

Thelma is survived by a sister, Dorothy Jones and a brother, Alonzo Williams, as well as host of nieces and nephews.

As per her wishes, there will be no services.

Aycock Funeral Home, 1504 SE Floresta Dr., Port St. Lucie, is assisting the family with the arrangements

Ernestine Lewis - February 13, 1929 - July 21, 2020


Ernestine Lewis - February 13, 1929 - July 21, 2020 Ernestine Ida Lewis passed away at her home in Stuart, FL with family by her side on July 21, 2020. She was born 91 years ago in Boston, MA. She grew up on a farm in Easton and then she raised her family also in Easton. These experiences caused her to withstand many of the hardships that came her way. During her midlife years she and Arthur moved to Florida with the youngest child to start a new life in the place they planned to retire, and to be near to one of her daughters, Debora, who also lived there and who lovingly cared for her during her last year of illness. Her hobbies were crocheting and knitting, reading, games with her friends, and gardening among other things. A highlight of her life in her later years, when she was 85, was a Caribbean Disney cruise vacation with several of her daughters.

She is survived by her seven children, Karen (Jack) of AZ, Debora of FL, Wendeline (Edward) of NH, Donna (Henry) of FL, Dianne of CO, Winslow of FL and Kimberly of FL and by four stepchildren, David, Beverly, Jeffrey (Heidi) and Gary, from a previous marriage by her late husband Arthur Lewis. Ernestine’s husband, Arthur, and her son, Joseph preceded her in death, as did two previous husbands, Joseph Sr. and Winslow Sr., during her long life. She is also survived by her sister, Martha and Rhea, as well as many nieces and nephews and more than 30 grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date still to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 SE Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997 in Ernestine’s memory.

Matias M Rodriguez - MARCH 9, 1930 – JULY 21, 2020


Matias M Rodriguez - MARCH 9, 1930 – JULY 21, 2020 Matias Rodriguez, 90, died surrounded by family at his home in Stuart, Florida, this July 21, 2020. Born March 9, 1930, Matias grew up in Edcouch, Texas. He enlisted in the Army on July 21, 1954 — precisely 66 years prior to his death — and served as an Engineer in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged June 30, 1962. Shortly thereafter, Matias moved to Stuart, joining St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and traveling to farms in Michigan, Texas and Florida for work. Known for his green thumb, Matias opened the first “pick-your-own” strawberry farm at the corner of Locks Road and Kanner Highway. He later started his own landscaping business, and kept the grounds for Kingswood Condominiums. An avid gardener, Matias grew avocados, mangos, pepper plants, palm trees, and frangipanis, graciously sharing fruits and plantings with friends and family members. He also enjoyed playing Bingo and watching Telemundo. Matias is survived by his wife, Maria Rodriguez; his daughter, Maria (Lupita) Beck; granddaughter, Victoria Lee Beck; and son-in-law, Richard Lee Beck. Matias is predeceased by his son, Matias Rodriguez Jr., and his wife, Lisa Marie Rodriguez, as well as their children, Dallas Marie Rodriguez and Daniel Rodriguez. Matias’s widow would also like to recognize her son, Marcos Delgado, who served as Matias’s caretaker in the years leading up to his death, as well as his wife, Kelly Delgado, and Maria’s other numerous children, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren, who were a great source of help and comfort in Matias’s final years. A private service will be held for Matias Sunday, July 26, followed by a graveside burial at a family plot in Fern Hill Cemetery in Stuart.

Alan Ray Morris - October 05, 1947 - July 20, 2020


Alan Ray Morris - October 05, 1947 - July 20, 2020 Alan Ray Morris , 72, of Port Saint Lucie, Florida, passed away at Vitas Hospice Suites at Tiffany Hall in Port Saint Lucie on Monday, July 20, 2020.

Alan was born on Oct. 5, 1947 in Drexel Hill. Pennsylvania, and was a graduate of Overbrook High School. Alan retired from the Engineering Dept. of the US Postal Service.

Alan served in the Navy during the Vietnam War, on the USS Ticonderoga, and was a member of the American Legion Post #318, in Port Saint Lucie.

Alan and Mary left the Philadelphia area in 2010, and moved to Port Saint Lucie.

They spent their days kayaking, exploring the Treasure Coast area and roaming the Florida beaches. Alan never missed going to LA Fitness every Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. Another of his favorite things to do was shopping on the internet for various electronic gadgets. Alan will be missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Edythe (nee) Levin.

Alan is survived by his loving and supportive wife, Mary F. Hannah-Morris (nee) McCafferty; as well as his 3 step daughters, Mary Frances (Brian) Hesser, Michelle Alfakir, and Melinda (Jorge) Rodriguez. Alan leaves behind 10 grandchildren, Nicole, Rebecca, Michael (Nicolette), Jorge, Emily, Alexander, Brian, Joshua, Carrigan and Christopher; also 3 great-grandsons, Jorge, Grayson, and Dominik. He is also survived by his brother, Michael (Regina); nephew, Brian and his niece, Montana. Alan will be greatly missed by his lifetime friends, Ivan Papurt and Jerry Lichterman.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly ask that contributions as a memorial be made to the Disabled American Veterans, in Alan’s honor.

Gerald Dominic Forgione - FEBRUARY 4, 1942 – JULY 19, 2020


Gerald Dominic Forgione - FEBRUARY 4, 1942 – JULY 19, 2020 Gerald “Jerry” D. Forgione (Feb 4, 1942 to July 19, 2020) Obituary Gerald “Jerry” D. Forgione, 78 years old, of Hobe Sound, FL (formerly of Stuart, FL; Bechtelsville, Boyertown, Germantown, & Philadelphia, PA) passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 19, 2020 while under the care of Vitas hospice, after a rapid decline in health. Over the past five months, he fought hard to get better but repeated hospitalizations for chronic aspiration-induced pneumonia and heart problems (stroke, heart attack, and orthostatic hypotension) led to kidney failure and congestive heart failure eventually wearing his body and his spirit down. We are all still in shock that he is gone. He was always so full of life. Jerry leaves behind the love of his life, Louise “Weezie” (Esterly) Forgione, to whom he was married for 47 years. The two of them were inseparable sharing a passion for antiques, yard sales, boston terriers, good food, good conversation, fun travels, and great friends. Jerry Forgione would have done anything for Weezie. He loved her more than anything in the world and will be greatly missed. He wants everyone to please care for her as she mourns his loss and continues to overcome her injuries and disabilities from earlier this year. Jerry Forgione was born on February 4, 1942 to Dominic and Josephine (Bertovich) Forgione in Philadelphia, PA. Sadly, his mother died in an automobile accident on Oct. 19, 1958 when he was only 16 years old. His father died on May 8, 1979 after an extended illness. After graduating high school at the St. Michael of the Saints School in Germantown, PA, Jerry worked in several gas stations including one owned by his uncle and godfather, Nicholas A. Forgione, in Philadelphia, PA. Later he worked as a steward and bartender at the North Italian Center before becoming a cement mason. He eventually moved to Berks County where he worked part-time as a bartender at the Earlville Tavern. It was here that he met Weezie and where they fell in love. They ran the Earlville Tavern together in the early 70’s where they made t-shirts for all of their “Forgione Misfits” and friends. Jerry spent the majority of his life working as a Foreman for Irwin & Leighton in King of Prussia and the Philadelphia, PA area. It was here that he met many of his closest friends. Jerry and Weezie ran a small concrete business and an antique business together for many years before moving to Florida to “retire” in their favorite state. Once an antique dealer, always an antique dealer…they have been to more yard sales, consignment shops, flea markets, estate sales, etc. than most. Jerry was a self-professed yard sale junkie. He loved finding a great deal and he loved reselling things even more. If you knew Jerry Forgione, you are lucky. He was a generous man with a huge heart. He gave freely and was quick with a joke and a smile and always ready to tell a good story. He loved history, mafia tales, old movies, the deadliest catch, car races, and trivia. And, he really loved cooking and would surprise his neighbors and friends with delicious meals regularly. No one has ever left the Forgione home hungry nor thirsty. His final wish was that everyone practice kindness. He regularly thanked people for being kind and he truly saw the best in people. Please follow his lead, and share your gifts and love with the world. Life is too short not to tell people you love them. And, he loved so many people. He is survived by his stepdaughter, Bambi Yost, and his daughter and her husband, Angela (Forgione) & Stephen Cid, and their three children, Alissa, Nicholas, and Daniel. Memorial services will be held at Aycock Funeral Home Young & Prill Chapel; 6801 SE Federal Hwy; Stuart, FL 34997. There will be a visitation and viewing on Tues., July 28th from 5-8 pm. On Wed., July 29th, the service and reception will begin at 11 AM, followed by a procession to Forest Hills Cemetery.

A Celebration of Life cocktail party will be held a week later on August 4th from 3-7 pm at The Twisted Tuna in the large upstairs room with a balcony overlooking the harbor. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Please join Weezie, Bambi, and friends at The Twisted Tuna (Port Salerno); 4290 SE Salerno Rd; Stuart, FL 34997. In lieu of flowers or other gifts, please consider making a "tribute donation" in Jerry Forgione's name. Jerry and Weezie have always loved animals and they have supported the no-kill shelter Human Society of Treasure Coast for many years now. This is a great organization and they find forever homes for many animals. Thank you in advance! Direct link to their website and tribute donations page: https://hstc1.org/Donate COVID-19 SAFETY - All guests must wear masks unless eating or drinking and must practice social distancing. If you do not feel comfortable attending, we definitely understand. And, if you live out of state, or out of the immediate area, please stay home. FL has too many COVID-19 cases already. We want to keep everyone safe. For more information, please contact Bambi Yost at 720-217-2871 cell or by e-mail at byost@iastate.edu.

Eva Caroline STOKES - SEPTEMBER 26, 1951 – JULY 18, 2020


Eva Caroline STOKES - SEPTEMBER 26, 1951 – JULY 18, 2020 va Stokes, age 68, passed away after a long battle with cancer on Saturday, July 18th, at Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart, FL.
Eva Stokes was born in Salem, OH to Emerson Apple and Katherine Rohan Apple. She then moved to Parkersburg, WV before finally settling down in Port Saint Lucie, FL with her husband Ed Stokes and daughter Davita Mastroff. Before she retired, Eva was an Operations Management Consultant (OMC) for the state of Florida. She took pride in her work and met many lifelong friends there.

Eva was a person rooted in strength. She was a rock for all those around her. She not only led by example, but also provided conditions for others to rise up and find their own path. Eva was creative. She loved cooking, baking, photography, and art. She passed down knowledge of these subjects to all those around her, not only to her family but also to the friends and neighbors who became more like family every day. Her home had an open-door policy and all were welcome, loved, and accepted. Like she said, “we never forget the family we grew.”

Eva is survived by her daughter, Davita Mastroff; her granddaughter Raechel Mastroff; her sister Karen Hewitt; and many other beloved family and friends.

There will be a Celebration of Life party on Saturday August 1st at her daughter Dee’s residence. Please check Aycock Funeral Home on Floresta’s website or facebook for more information.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Eva’s memory to Treasure Coast Hospice www.treasurehealth.org or to American Cancer Society www.cancer.org

Virginia Mae Heisler - MARCH 10, 1934 – JULY 17, 2020


Virginia Mae Heisler - MARCH 10, 1934 – JULY 17, 2020 The most Amazing Mother and Nana went home to live with Jesus on Friday July 17, 2020. We are sure the Trumpets sounded as Heaven received our Angel. As the Matriarch of our family she showed us all unconditional love and respect. Which is the same way she treated her friends... some of them life long, Marcia Daniels and Virginia French, as well as all her friends at First Baptist Church of Stuart, that she attended for over 35 years.

She was always talking about her Sunday School class that brought her so much joy! She loved her ladies. She spent hours preparing lessons and studying her Bible. To say the least our Mother was committed, a hard worker, full of Grace, full of Spirit, and always with a smile. She impacted many lives!!!!

The world lost the daughter of Lillie Dell Bishop and Virginious Fisher, Wife to Henry P Heisler Sr, (deceased), mother to Virginia Dale Hagler, Diana Kay Brown, Henry Preston Heisler Jr.; mother in law to James Brown and Padee Heisler; grandmother (NANA) to Christie Martin, Cassandra Bevis, Amanda Blanken, Preston Heisler, Asha Heisler, Brogan Garrison, Alicia Linn, Lauren Hagler, Mendy Hagler; great grandmother to Aryonna, Aleena, Trenton, Jadon ,Kylan, Mekayna, Analeigh, Tavyn, Kiptyn, Denver, Payton, Jack, Tyson. Soon to be Nana to another little miracle in November as her namesake Iyla Virginia. Great great Grandmother to Carter. Aunt to Sandy and Great Aunt to little Ricky. Nana to husbands, Mike, Gabriel, Will, Nathan, Aj and Jack.

Our mom was Nana to all our children's friends. Our family will continue to grow and she will always be the foundation.


A celebration of Virginia's life will be held Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 3:00pm at First Baptist Church of Stuart 201 SW Ocean Blvd Stuart, FL 34994.

Curtiss H Turner - FEBRUARY 1, 1924 – JULY 17, 2020


Curtiss H Turner - FEBRUARY 1, 1924 – JULY 17, 2020 Curtiss H Turner was born on February 1, 1924 and passed away on July 17, 2020 and is under the care of Aycock Funeral Home.

Donald W Lindsey - August 12, 1938 - July 17, 2020


Donald W Lindsey - August 12, 1938 - July 17, 2020 Donald Wayne Lindsey, 81, passed away Friday, July 17, 2020 in Stuart, FL. Don was born August 12, 1938 in Bedford, IN, the son of Glen and Madeline (Bledsoe) Lindsey. Following high school he attended Porter Business College in Indianapolis, IN. After working various jobs Don decided to move to Burlington, IA and pursue his passion of golf by becoming a PGA Golf Professional in 1971. He is a life member of the PGA, just shy of 50 years of membership. He was Pro-Superintendent for several years in Burlington participating and winning several golf tournaments in the Iowa Section of the PGA. In 1984 Don and his life partner, Jan Carson, moved to Florida so they could play golf year round. Don and Jan originally settled in Palm Beach Gardens, then Miami before moving to the Stuart area in 1989. Don played in many South Florida Section events and when he turned 50 set his sights on the Senior PGA Tour. He and Jan bought a travel trailer and toured the entire country following the Senior PGA Tour as well as the Senior Series Tournaments. While the tour didn't pan out as hoped, Don did play in a handful of PGA events in his earlier years and after turning 50 qualified for three US Senior Opens and three Senior Club Pro Championships. In Stuart he built and taught at his own driving range called The Golf Ranch before being offered a teaching position at Eagle Marsh Golf Club. Don taught there many years before going into semi-retirement. His greatest pleasure came from passing along his knowledge and wisdom of the golf game to Jan and his many students. Don built solid relationships with his students and loved seeing how well they progressed. Many golf vacations were spent in the North Carolina Mountains which was a special place to Don and Jan. It was hard to pass up any golf course along the way.

Don is survived by his loving partner, Jan Carson of Stuart, daughter Katrina Lindsey of Bedford, IN, grandson Aaron Lindsey of Indianapolis, IN, and sister Sheila Eggers (David) of Kodak, TN. He was predeceased by his parents, son Scott Lindsey, brothers Leland and Glen, and sisters Juanita and Margie. Services will be at the convenience of the family. You can best honor and remember Don by playing a round of golf and afterwards reminiscing while enjoying a beverage of your choice. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Don's memory to The First Tee Treasure Coast, 101 SE Central Pkwy, Stuart, FL 34994 or online at FIRSTTEETREASURECOAST.ORG. Online condolences may be expressed to the family @www.foresthillspalmcityflorida.com.


Shirley Glover McNeely - DECEMBER 12, 1938 – JULY 16, 2020

Shirley Glover McNeely - DECEMBER 12, 1938 – JULY 16, 2020 Shirley Glover McNeely was born on December 12, 1938 and passed away on July 16, 2020 and is under the care of Aycock Funeral Home Young & Prill Chapel.
A Celebration of Life for Shirley Glover McNeely will be will be held on July 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Aycock Funeral Home Young & Prill Chapel, 6801 SE FEDERAL HWY, STUART, FL. Graveside services for Shirley Glover McNeely will be held will be held on July 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Banner Lake Cemetery, 33455 SE Florida Ave., Hobe Sound, FL.

Edwin W Zeigler - JUNE 7, 1933 – JULY 14, 2020


Edwin W Zeigler - JUNE 7, 1933 – JULY 14, 2020 Bill Zeigler “87” of Jensen Beach, Fl. passed away at Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital in Port St. Lucie Fl. On July 14,2020. Bill was born June 7, 1933 to Edwin and Theresa Zeigler. He graduated from Mansfield Senior in 1952. He served in the Korean War and attended Miami U, Oxford Ohio.

He was welcomed into heaven and reunited with his loving wife of “59” years Sandra (Sandy) Zeigler, his brother Douglas (Doug) Zeigler , his nephew David Zeigler.

Bill was an avid Buckeyes, Indians and Browns Fan. His choice of clothing said it all.

Bill retired from General Motors in the Production Control and Scheduling Department. Bill and Sandy then spent “34” years in Jensen Beach where they spent time with family and making long lasting friendships . Days filled at the pool, playing bridge, poker and if you couldn’t find Bill, he would be fishing on the dock for his favorite snook! Mushroom hunting was another passion of his. He taught his son the love of the hunt which he handed down to his children.

He leaves behind his 3 children, Shelly (Randy) Yeager, Lisa (Dave) Garverick and Jeff (Kathy) Zeigler.

Bill also known as Papa is survived by 5 grandchildren Ryan (Courtney ) Yeager, Tyler(Amanda) Garverick, Haley (Jimmy) Duenas, Brittany Zeigler, and Chaz (Krystal) Zeigler. He has 7 great-grandchildren, Van, Aria, Blu, Brody, Bennett, Easton and Layla.

He is also survived by his brother Stanley (Becky) Zeigler, sister-in-law Lorraine Zeigler and nieces and nephews.

Bill also known by many friends as “Ziggy” will be remembered as enjoying life to it’s fullest and loving his family dearly. He will be truly missed.

The family will have a graveside service at a later date with family and friends. In lieu of flowers please make Memorial contributions in his honor to the American Heart Association, Columbus Metro, 5455 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio (614)-848-6676 or visit www.heart.org

Arrangements entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home. Stuart Florida.

Rose Bussett - August 4, 1931 – July 7, 2020


Rose Bussett - August 4, 1931 – July 7, 2020 ose Bussett was born on August 4, 1931 in Boston, Massachusetts and passed away on July 7, 2020 in Stuart, Florida and is under the care of Aycock at Tradition.

Graveside Service will be held on July 13, 2020 at 11:00 am at Fernhill Memorial Gardens & Mausoleum, 1501 South Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL.

Jennings Ray House - September 7, 1933 – July 7, 2020


Jennings Ray House - September 7, 1933 – July 7, 2020 Jennings Ray House was born on September 7, 1933 in Durham, NC and passed away on July 7, 2020 and is under the care of Aycock at Tradition.

Memorial Service will be held on July 13, 2020 at 11:00 am at Aycock at Tradition, 12571 Tradition Parkway, Port St. Lucie, FL.

John Frederick Hugenberg Jr. - November 11, 1933 – July 6, 2020


John Frederick Hugenberg Jr. - November 11, 1933 – July 6, 2020

John (Jack) Hugenberg, beloved husband of Concetta (Connie) Hugenberg nee Vitagliano. Wonderful father of Steve(Janet), Greg(Mary Jane), Chris(Amy) and Tim(Tara) Hugenberg. Grandfather of, Dan, Lindsey, Kyle, Elizabeth, Chris John, Tyler, Jennifer, Eric, Austin, Emily, Halie, Jack, Ryan and Megan Hugenberg. Great Grandfather of Jackie and Isla Hugenberg. Son of the late Mary and John Hugenberg. Brother of Jody Penrod, Dick and Don Hugenberg. Passed away peacefully on July 6th 2020. Jack was born in Roanoke, VA on November 11th 1933. Graduate of Purcell High School and Xavier University. Jack was a long time resident of Montgomery, OH. He moved to Port St. Lucie, FL in 1988 and was an avid golfer and a member of the Legacy Golf and Tennis Club.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Bernadette Church, 350 NW California Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986; Treasure Coast Hospice, 5000 NW Dunn Rd, Fort Pierce, FL 34981; or Good Shepherd Church 8815 E. Kemper Road Montgomery, OH 45249.

Memorial Services to be Announced.

Barbara Gill - June 22, 1947 – July 6, 2020


Barbara Gill - June 22, 1947 – July 6, 2020 - Barbara Gill passed away on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 73 years old of complications of the Covid-19 virus in Port St Lucie, Florida. She leaves behind her sister Carol Anderson ( Life Partner Michael Kelly) of Port St Lucie, Florida, and one brother Brian Gill (Wife Valerie) of Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire. She is also survived by her nieces Kathleen McGrath (Thomas), Erinna Gill, and Megan Cheek (Tim) , grandnieces Lily Cooper, and Farrah Cheek, one nephew Lucas Anderson and 4 grandnephews Max Cooper, Sam Cooper, Reilly McGrath, Owen McGrath, as well as many friends.

Barbara retired from a long career teaching elementary school in Patchogue Medford School District on Long Island. She earned a BS in Elementary Education from SUNY Oneonta in 1969 and her MS in Education from SUNY Stonybrook, Long Island in 1974. Along with her teaching degrees she earned an RN degree from SUNY Stoneybrook, Long Island, She loved traveling the world. She moved to Port St Lucie in 2005 as a snowbird and became a full time Floridian in 2015. She was predeceased by her life partner, Lynn McCormack in 2010.

She will be missed greatly by all her knew her.

Joan Helen Serio - January 4, 1938 – July 3, 2020


Joan Helen Serio January 4, 1938—July 3, 2020 - We are sad to announce that Joan Helen Serio passed away, peacefully at home, on July 3, 2020. She is survived by husband, Salvatore Michael Serio, and their four children, Susan Serio Snyder, Donna Serio Lapi, Dr. Victoria Swanson and Michael Serio. She also leaves grandchildren, Christopher Snyder, Alyssa Snyder Blackshear, Jason Snyder, Brianna Cassesse, Steven Cassesse, and Sierra Swanson and great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Snyder, Jayden Blackshear, and Jaiyana Blackshear. Her large extended family includes son-in-law, Jack Snyder, grandson-in-law Jarvis Blackshear, grand-daughter-in-law Nicole Snyder. Honorary family members include Danielle and Michael Visconte, Vincent Catalano, Stephanie Catalano Rubilio and husband Michael Rubilio, Mark Gammon, Gretchen Hall, and Rachel Marcus. She also leaves lifelong friends, Jenette and Charles Borg, Linda Pennisi, Cookie Dorcic, and Elly Mirello.

Shirley L. Wright - December 5, 1928 - July 2, 2020


Shirley L. Wright - December 5, 1928 - July 2, 2020 Shirley was born in Bazetta, OH on December 5, 1928. She passed away in Stuart, FL on July 2, 2020, at
the age of 91. Her husband Charles Wright and brothers Roger Peck & Arba Peck preceded her in death.
Survivors include her 3 daughters, LeMyra Montgomery of TX, Rebecca Phillips of NV & Melanie Eden of
Palm City, FL with whom she made her home.
Shirley had 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren & 1great great-grandchild. When Shirley graduated high school she went onto Cosmetology school. She had her own business called Shirl's Cut & Curl. She married her childhood sweetheart Charles. They
went to England and spent 3 years while Charles was in the Air Force. They had their 3 daughters when
they came back to the states. Shirley was a stay at home mom. Sometimes worked at the voting
booths. They lived in Warren, OH for many years, and then moved back to Bazetta, OH, then onto
Bristolville, OH. All of her daughters and grandchildren remember the great backyard bone fires with
roasting marshmallows & hotdogs. Lots of fun for all. Shirley & Charles enjoyed traveling around the
United States for many years after Charles's retirement from the Police Force. They spent time in OH & FL
for many years, then settled in FL. Shirley was very active in the Riverland Community where she lived.
She participated in many activities, ceramics, sewing, exercise class, and her best love of all, card games
with the girls. She had a lot of very special friends. We will miss her.

Robert H. Dunker - November 14, 1930 – July 2, 2020


Robert H. Dunker - November 14, 1930 – July 2, 2020

Robert Hamilton Dunker, 89, passed away on July 2 after a short hospital stay in Stuart, FL. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 66 years, Joan Frey Dunker. Born in Newton, NJ to the late Josephine Hamilton and Frank E. Dunker, he had three sisters: the late Jean Tanis, Beatrice Vermeulen and Barbara Snook as well as a brother Frank “Bud” Dunker Jr.

Bob and Joan became sweethearts at Newton High School. He was an accomplished three sport athlete and co-captain of his football and basketball team and she was a head cheerleader. They married in 1952 and quickly had four children.

He graduated from Rutgers University and started his career at Fidelity Union Trust in Newark, NJ. He received his MBA in Finance at NYU, attending night school while working full-time and having young children. Over a 39-year career, he established a premier reputation in managing both individual and corporate pension and profit-sharing funds and attained the level of Executive VP of the Trust Department at First Fidelity Bank. His experience and reputation earned him the office of president of the NJ Bankers Association Trust Division in 1985. During his career he served on the board of directors of a number of companies including Faber-Castell, Mark Fore & Strike, and E.J. Brooks Company.

Community service was important to him and he served as a deacon at Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church, was a trustee of the Family Service Bureau in Newark, NJ, served on the Basking Ridge School Board and during retirement was proud to be president of the Beachwalk Condominium Association.

Over the years Bob and Joan enjoyed some very special groups of friends in Basking Ridge, NJ; Sea Girt, NJ; Cape Carteret, NC, and Stuart, FL. They enjoyed golf, tennis and boating and many, many lively gatherings with their friends. People knew him as dedicated, determined and sometimes stoic, however he also had a gentle soul. He lovingly cared for Joan for over 10 years in their home.

He was a dedicated family man always caring and close to his brother, sisters, nieces and nephews. Bob was proud of his children, their spouses, his nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He is survived by his four children Janice Snow and her husband, Bob, of Shamong, NJ; Karen McPherson and her husband, David, of Norwell, MA; Dr. Robert F. Dunker of Virginia Beach, VA, and James Dunker and his wife, Mendi, of Stuart, FL. He will be sorely missed by all.

A celebration of his life will be held sometime in the future.

In Lieu of flowers please consider contributions in his memory to the Alzheimer’s foundation at www.alzfdn.org

Joanne J. Jones - December 2, 1940 - July 1, 2020


Joanne J. Jones - December 2, 1940 - July 1, 2020 Joanne J. Jones, 79, of Port Saint Lucie, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

Joanne was born in Yonkers, NY, and moved to Florida in 1975.
Before retirement, she was a customer service representative in the Building Department and Utilities Department, for the City of Port Saint Lucie

She attended Palm City Presbyterian Church, and proudly volunteered for various organizations in the community.

Joanne will be forever remembered by daughters, Diane (Dee) Jones of Port Saint Lucie, and Doreen Cunningham, (Todd) of Vero Beach.
Two grandchildren, Travis Faye (Kaley), and Troy Faye, and three great-grandchildren, Tommy, Tanner, and Korey, all of Okeechobee,
one sister, Gayle Hilling, of Toms River, NJ, numerous nieces, and nephews, extended family, and dear friends.
Joanne was predeceased by her brother, Norman Wiest of Dunellon, FL.

Memorial donations in memory of Joanne may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, and American Cancer Society.

A Celebration of Joanne’s life will be held at a later date.

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 and daughter in law Sasha Hall, son Andrew Shaw Hall and daughter in law Erica Hall.

Richard Shaw Hall Sr. April 21, 1921 - September 28, 2007

18 Apr Richard S Hall Sr

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.