June Schlanger - May 22, 1936 - October 09, 2019
June Schlanger - May 22, 1936 - October 09, 2019 une Schlanger, a long-time resident of Harbour Ridge, passed away quietly on Wednesday, October 9, at Grand Oaks Memory Care after a four year battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She is survived by her husband, Carl, her son Eric, daughter-in-law Stacie and grandchildren Jack and Skye. Also, her brother, Donald, his wife Carol, nieces Robin, Heather, Brooke, Ellen and nephews Andrew and Jimmy.
Born in Huntland, Tennessee in 1936 where she resided most of her early childhood. She then spent her late teens in Chicago, Illinois where her parents Buddy and Carol Pickney worked and lived. June was Miss Illinois 1958 and third runner-up Miss U.S.A. 1958 in the contest that is held in California each year. She went on to become a top fashion model and starred in a documentary for Hilton Hotels and KLM Airlines, traveling around the world when filming. In 1963 she moved to Paris and modeled throughout Europe. In 1964 she met her husband Carl in Amsterdam and after a short whirlwind engagement they were married in Copenhagen, Denmark where she continued to model and was featured in many Danish and Swedish magazines.
Upon returning to the U.S., her son was born and raised in Laurel Hollow, L.I. June was an active golfer and as the Ladies' President at Cold Spring Country Club, she became the first women member to serve on the Board of Directors of the club.
June and Carl built their first home in Harbour Ridge in 1986, and when they retired full time in 1992, they built their present home in Tallowwood Village. June again, was very active in golf and also headed up the Ornamental Committee.
By far, her big accomplishment at Harbour Ridge was in starting, with her friend Jan Hurd, what became known as, "A Harbour Ridge Christmas for Hope Rural School." Together with Jan and their Committee, made sure that every child and family member of the students who attended Hope Rural School in Indiantown, received gifts from their "Wish List." The parents were given blankets, towels and food vouchers to Stuart Fine Foods and Publix. A pre-Christmas celebration was held at the school in early December and the children performed for the many Harbour Ridge members who attended the party to thank them for the gifts they and their families received. This tradition has continued and been carried on by many of her friends here at Harbour Ridge. It is truly a loved event by the teachers, staff, children and families of Hope Rural School and looked forward to with excitement every year. This Christmas will mark 25 years of this wonderful celebration
Lawrence C. Casey - December 12, 1932 - October 04, 2019
Lawrence C. Casey - December 12, 1932 - October 04, 2019 On October 4th, 2019 Lawrence C. Casey (Larry) passed away at the age of 86.
Larry was born on December 12, 1932, in Long Beach, CA to Alice and Joe Casey. After graduating from high school, Larry joined the US Navy and was stationed on Midway Island. After serving his country, he earned a degree in Accounting from Woodbury College. Larry worked for the California Equalization Board and as Director of Finance for Montclair, CA. Finding accounting rather boring and watching more interesting facets of local government all around him, he returned to college and received a degree in business administration from California State Polytechnic University.
Larry developed a passion for city management and enjoyed an illustrious and impactful career in that field for over 35 years. He became an Administrative Assistant in the City of Alhambra, CA, and Assistant City Manager for the City of Palm Springs, CA. It was in Palm Springs that Larry met with celebrities including Bob Hope, Danny Kaye, Chuck Connor, and Frank Sinatra. But alas it was time to get the top job and Larry was hired City Manager of Klamath Falls, OR.
Around the same time, Larry was introduced to Miami, and he fell in love with the Florida Keys. He quickly turned his sights on City Manager openings in South Florida. In 1971, Larry and his family moved from OR to North Miami, FL where he had been hired for the position of City Manager. While managing North Miami, Larry received his Master of Science in Management degree from Florida International University and helped the school in establishing a Public Administration program. He also taught undergraduate classes at the university Larry considers one of his notable accomplishments the issuance of regulation in the early ’90s that stated no job vacancy would be filled by any candidate that could not sign an affidavit that he/she had not smoked for at least a year before the interview for employment. This was challenged in the Courts and the policy was upheld in the City’s favor after the Florida Supreme Court did not give it review. Larry appeared on NBC’s Today Show to present the City’s reasons for instituting the policy and made quite a name for himself nationally among other City administrators. At the time of his retirement in 1996 after 25 years as City Manager of North Miami, Larry was the longest-tenured City Manager in the State of Florida. At that time, Larry and his wife Carol retired to Stuart, FL.
Larry was an exceptional leader known for his unyielding integrity, his infectious sly smile and his kind and compassionate spirit. Besides his family, he loved boating, fishing, diving and watching sunsets in Key Largo; and the “brothers-in-law” annual fishing trip to Everglades National Park. A highlight in his life was his trip from Nice, France to Athens, Greece aboard the private sailboat of a dear friend.
Larry is survived by his wife of 18 years, Carol, his four children Bill, David, Katie, and Kelly, Carol’s two children, Mike and Kelly and his much loved grandchildren Samantha, Lauren, Jack, and Jonathan. He also had a special relationship with Carol’s large family who loved him dearly.
William Elliott Biggs - April 28, 1960 - October 03, 2019
William Elliott Biggs - April 28, 1960 - October 03, 2019 William Elliott Biggs, 59, of Palm City, passed away October 3, 2019. He was born in Stamford, CT. He was the owner of Riverwatch Marina and Boatyard. He was a devoted Christian, and also devoted to his family and friends.
He was an avid sportsman, including playing ice hockey, boating, snow skiing, riding motorcycles and wake boarding. The Keys was one of his favorite vacation spots.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Charlotte Walser Biggs of Palm City; parents, Arthur and Charlotte Biggs of Palm City; son, Bradley Biggs of Palm City; daughters, Alexandra Biggs and Brodie Biggs, both of Palm City; brothers, Arthur Biggs III (Karen) of Palm City and Andrew Biggs (Angela) of Colorado; sister, Catheryne Diprete (Peter) of California; brother-in-law, Robbie Walser of Sewall’s Point; sister-in-law, Allison Boyar (Matthew) and his in-laws, Robert and Sandra Walser.
Vincent George Chin - June 07, 1950 - October 01, 2019
Vincent George Chin - June 07, 1950 - October 01, 2019 Vincent G. Chin, 69, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, passed away on October 1, 2019 at the Tradition Medical Center, Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Born in Highgate, Saint Mary, Jamaica, he had been a resident of Port St. Lucie for five years coming from Missouri City, Texas.
Before retiring he was a computer programmer.
Survivors include his daughters, Dr. Cheryl Chin Jackson and her husband Brian of Houston, TX, and Annika M. Chin of Lombard, IL; his son, Richard Chin of Raleigh, NC; his grandchildren, Rhianna Chin and Christina Pompey and his sister, Isoline Wooten and her husband Paul. He was preceded in death by his wife Jennifer Chin, his father Reginald Chin and his mother Blanche Wilson.
Elizabeth E. Collins - May 18, 1929 - October 01, 2019
Elizabeth E. Collins - May 18, 1929 - October 01, 2019 lizabeth E. Collins, 90, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, passed away on October 1, 2019 at the Treasure Coast Hospice, Fort Pierce, Florida.
Born in Maysville, Kentucky, she had been a resident of Port St. Lucie for 17 years coming from Maysville. She was a loving mother and grandmother of three daughters, 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Elizabeth was loved and admired by her family and all who knew her and she will be missed by all.
She was a homemaker and was a member of the Sunshine Girls.
Survivors include her daughters, Linda Fretwell and her husband William of Port St. Lucie, Shirley Coates and her husband Daryl of Cottonwood, CA and Nancy Kitchen and her husband David L. of Port St. Lucie; her grandchildren, Charles E. Durando III of Beaverton, OR, Ronald Payette and Richard Payette, both of Port St. Lucie, Randy Payette of Nevada, John L. Durando of Colorado, Angela Fretwell of Port St. Lucie and Vanessa Leyland of Stuart, FL.
She was married for 56 years and preceded in death by her husband John A. Collins and 3 sisters and 3 brothers.
George Allen Sharrow - September 26, 2019
George Allen Sharrow - September 26, 2019 - George Allen Sharrow, aged 64, left our world peacefully on September 26th. After surviving his first stroke that was supposed to be unsurvivable in 2006, he recovered 100% and made sure to enjoy life and family to the fullest. Although he lived a less than average lifespan he did not lead a less than average life. Those who knew him knew that what he lacked in height, he more than made up for in personality. He is survived by his loving (and patient) wife of 42 years Debbie, his similarly stubborn son Brian, his favorite daughter in law Georgia, and a half-finished flats boat from the turn of the century.
George loved the sport of rowing and turned it into a lifelong career. He started the Treasure Coast Rowing Club in Palm City and has been active in the development of rowers and the sport for over 30 years. He was a competitive rower and loved nothing more than to row past the big guys.
If you knew George, you knew exactly what you had – a man who was athletic, handy, funny, loving, caring, giving, loyal, and a friend for life. He will be sorely missed by many.
Tremendous and heartfelt thanks go to the truly exceptional doctors, nurses and staff at Tradition Medical Center in Port St. Lucie who provided much more than care for George but also provided a peaceful and compassionate environment for him and his family during his transition from this life to the next.
A celebration of life will be held at the Sharrow family’s home on October 6th. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or The Rivers Coalition. If you’re thinking of George, please raise a glass of Captain and Coke with a smile.
Kathleen M May - May 8, 1942 – September 12, 2019
Kathleen M May - May 8, 1942 – September 12, 2019 Kathleen M. May, 77, passed away on Thursday September 12, 2019 at her residence in Port St Lucie, FL. A Mass of Christian burial will be at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2330 SE Mariposa, Port St Lucie, FL, 34985, on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 11:00am. Interment to follow at All Saints Cemetery, 2303 NE Seaview Drive, Jensen Beach, FL 34957.
Walter Packer Deck - April 26, 1937 – September 18, 2019
Walter Packer Deck - April 26, 1937 – September 18, 2019 Walter Packer (Packy) Deck, 82, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, Sept. 18. He was born on April 26, 1937 to Richard L. Deck and Rhoda M. (Reber) Deck in Wayne, PA. The family moved to Honey Brook, PA where he attended Honey Brook High School. He then met his beloved wife, Dorothy Mae (Howe) with whom he celebrated 61 years of marriage on April 6, 2019. Walter and Dorothy moved to Pennsburg, PA in 1963 and finally to Port Saint Lucie, FL in 1988. In addition to his wife, Walt is survived by three children, Deborah S. Gallop(Wayne), Raymond R. Deck(Louise) and Donald P. Deck. Also, grandchildren, Amanda Deck, Kristin Bolden, Christopher Ruth(Kimberly), Jill Koch, Crystal McCeary, Heather Allday, Jade Munro(Vern), Caleb Countryman(Christy), Jose Ros(Michele), Jennifer Dominguez(Javier), Andrea Starbird, Michael Starbird and Christopher Starbird. He has 19 great-grandchildren and many cherished nieces and nephews. He is also survived by a brother, Richard L. Deck and a sister, Gail P. Melnychuk. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Ann Deck, a nephew, James Phenneger and a grandson, Kevin Ruth. Walt enjoyed motorcycles, Nascar, traveling with his wife and working on anything with an engine. After high school he was a truck driver before opening his own service station, Deck's Chevron. He then was a truck driver for M. T. Miller Inc. and then Coldway Carriers eventually moving into other positions within the company, shop foreman, dispatcher and terminal manager. After many years there, he went on to be a service manager for Red Hill Ford and Ryder Truck. After moving to Florida he began working at Chlorinators Incorporated in September 1988, where he was especially valued for his mechanical and customer service skills. He officially retired in 2000 and opened his own motorcycle shop, Walt Deck Motorcycle Services. Because he so enjoyed his job at Chlorinators Incorporated, he stayed on as a factory service consultant, bring his total years of service to 31 years. He was still riding his motorcycle to work every day until his illness. Walt was a master car, truck and motorcycle mechanic with a stellar reputation, his expertise sought after far and wide. He founded Draggin Wagons Car Club in 1957 and the Treasure Coast Chapter of the Retreads International Motorcycle Club, both of which are active today. He was a member of the Iron Butt Association, participating in the Iron Butt Rally consisting of traveling 10,000 miles in 10 days. He also received many other certificates of achievement from the association. Walt also was a member of the American Motorcycle Association and Gold Wing Riders Association. He has traveled well over 600,000 miles on a motorcycle including visits to all 48 contiguous states and Canada and Mexico with his wife. Pennsylvania: A Celebration of Life will be held on October 13th at the Honey Brook Methodist Church, 4510 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook, PA. Visitation at 2:00pm, service at 3:000pm. Florida: A Celebration of Life will be held at Aycock Funeral Home, 950 NE Jensen Beach Blvd, Jensen Beach, FL on October 5th, visitation at 1:00pm, service at 2:00pm.
Barbara Schachter - March 11, 1934 - September 17, 2019
Barbara Schachter - March 11, 1934 - September 17, 2019 Barbara Schachter, 85, Palm City, Florida, passed away on September 17, 2019 peacefully at her home.
Born in Oceanside, New York she had been a resident of Palm City for 29 years coming from Long Island, NY.
Before retiring she was a travel agent. She was an avid bridge player and was the former president of a VFW Post Auxiliary on Long Island.
Survivors include her husband, Marti Schachter of Palm City; her children, Glenn Schachter and his wife Denise of New Milford, NJ, Kenneth Sasloff and his wife, Genie of Rancho Mirage, CA, Patti Schachter of Niskayuna, NY, Scott Schachter and his wife Christine of Wantagh, NY, Robert Schachter of New York, New York and Mark Schachter and his wife Eva of Port St. Lucie, FL; 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother Lloyd Karpf
Services will be at 10:30 AM on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the Forest Hills Palm City Chapel, Palm City. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City.
Sharon Vogeley - January 24, 1955 - September 12, 2019
Sharon Vogeley - January 24, 1955 - September 12, 2019 Sharon Vogeley, 64, died September 12, 2019, with her family by her side at home in Port St. Lucie, FL.
Visitation will be Tuesday, September 17 from 5 pm to 7 pm, and a memorial service will be held Wednesday at 10 am at Forest Hills Funeral Home in Palm City, FL.
She was born on January 24, 1955, in New Kensington, PA. She graduated from Burrell High School in 1972 and received her associate degree from Newport Business School in 1996.
Sharon was married for 17 years to George Vogeley. She lived in Lower Burrell, PA until they moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida in 2008, where she developed a love for fishing and taking family and loved ones to the beach. She led her husband and family to a love of God, and her husband led her to a love of dogs, especially her beloved Rottweilers. Sharon and her husband were on a search and rescue team with their Rottweiler Symphony in Pennsylvania before moving to Florida.
She worked for the Sage Corporation (CDL school) through Indian River State College for ten years as an Administrative Assistant.
Sharon loved to cook for her family and she often organized big family get-togethers. Her interests included gardening, singing, and baking, and she was known for her beautiful wedding cakes. Sharon was an active member of Calvary Church, where she and her husband attended Bible study and she taught Sunday school.
Sharon is survived by her husband George Vogeley, four siblings: Trudy (Mark) Coury, John (Laurene Bonetto) Loehner, Chris (Ken) Beckwith, and Butch (Diane) Callahan; five children and their spouses: Brandon Gardone, Kelly (Edmund) Homa, Aaron (Sara) Gardone, Jason (Julie) Gardone, Stacy (Edward) Stimel; two stepchildren: George (Jessica) Vogeley, and April (Ira) Bush. She also had eleven grandchildren: Cassidy, Austin, Nickolas, Brittany, Kaitlyn, Julia, Avery, Robert, Elijah, Parker, and Sadie.
She was preceded in death by her parents Yvonne Jacobs and Henry Loehner.
Sharon loved boldly, forgave easily, and loved God. She will be missed so much by so many.
Sonia Jean Cameron-Corse - June 23, 1930 - September 11, 2019
Sonia Jean Cameron-Corse - June 23, 1930 - September 11, 2019 Sonia J. Cameron-Corse, 89, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, passed away on September 11, 2019 at her home.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, she had been a resident of Port St. Lucie for 22 years coming from Palos Heights, Illinois.
She had been a home maker but had also worked in real estate and had owned a collection agency.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Port St. Lucie.
Survivors include her husband of 31 years, Alfred T. Corse; her daughters, Beverly Stanko of Port St. Lucie, Barbara Wright of Palos Hills, IL, Jean Kovalik of Woodstock, GA, Karen Santucci and her husband John of Clarksville, PA, Colleen Hageman and her husband Richard of Port St. Lucie and Stacy Cameron of Crystal Lake, IL; her sons, Steven Corse and his wife Michelle of Valparaiso, IN and Brian Corse and his wife Phila of Sawyer, MI; 16 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Edward Cameron, 7 siblings and a great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 12:00 to 2:00 PM on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at the Forest Hills Palm City Chapel, Palm City, FL with a service at 12:00 PM.
Thomas A Hughes Jr. - August 10, 1929 - September 11, 2019
Thomas A Hughes Jr. - August 10, 1929 - September 11, 2019 “I love you. You’re beautiful” is how Thomas (Tom) Hughes often greeted his family. That love was reciprocated by his family. He died peacefully in his home on September 11, 2019 in Palm City, Florida at the age of 90. May God welcome Tom into Heaven as Tom and Joan welcomed all into their home, with love and open arms.
Tom was born on August 10, 1929 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Ethel Holly Green and Thomas Arnold Hughes. He married Joan Kuker, his high school sweetheart, on September 27, 1947. They raised their family in New City, NY. Tom worked for the International Union of Operating Engineers for 32 years. Tom and Joan retired to Palm City, Fl in 1993 and were married for almost 72 years.
Thomas is survived by his wife, Joan Hughes, his brother George Arthur Hughes (spouse Linda) of Lumberton, NC, his children; Carol Ann (Hughes) Rupeka (spouse Michael) of Knoxville, TN, Anne Marie (Hughes) Stewart (spouse Giles) of Houston, TX, Joseph Hughes (spouse Allison) of Boca Raton, FL, Patrick Hughes (spouse Kelly) of Highland Mills, NY, and their families.
He will be missed by his four children, their spouses, thirteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
The visitation will be September 16, 2019 between 4-6pm with a vigil service at 6pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on September 17, 2019 at 10am at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church Palm City. Committal services will be immediately held following mass at Forest Hills Memorial Park Palm City. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Tom's life. In lieu of flowers the family has request donations in loving memory of Tom be made to:
St. Judes Children's Hospital @ https://www.stjude.org/give/memorials-and-dedications.html
Barbara Bedell - August 31, 1928 - September 11, 2019
Barbara Bedell - August 31, 1928 - September 11, 2019 Barbara S. Bedell of Palm City, FL passed away Wednesday September 11, 2019. She leaves behind her three loving children, Suzin Bedell-Healy and her husband Kevin of Austin TX, Richard Bedell Jr. and his wife Linda of Reno, NV and Amylee Bedell of Incline Village, NV.
She will be greatly missed by her four grandchildren Colin, Alexa, Sam, Emily, and her great grand-daughter Isabelle, as well as her dear sister Virginia Liddel, and children Bob, Betsy and Joan, and many friends at Sandhill Cove.
She is preceded in death by her husband Richard L. Bedell. Daughter of L’Huillier and Mabelle Sheaff, Barbara grew up in Riverside, CT where she was a proud graduate of Greenwich Academy. She went on to study at Greenbriar College in WV and Marietta College in OH.
A longtime resident of Dover and West Falmouth MA, Barbara enjoyed tennis, the beach and playing bridge. An avid golfer she was a longtime member of Wellesley Country Club, Woods Hole Golf Club and Piper’s Landing Country Club.
A Memorial Service will be held later this month in Old Greenwich, CT.
Annette M. LeComte - December 09, 1923 - September 09, 2019
Annette M. LeComte - December 09, 1923 - September 09, 2019 Annette M. LeComte, 95, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, passed away on September 9, 2019 at the Treasure Coast Hospice, Fort Pierce, Florida.
Born in Fort Kent, Maine, she had been a resident of the Treasure Coast for 37 years coming from Lewiston, Maine.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Catholic Faith.
Survivors include her sons, Patrick Tardiff and his wife Jacqueline of New Tazewell, TN and Gene Tardiff and his wife Nancy of Edison, NJ; her sisters Madeline Gendron of Scarborough, ME and Terry Rossignol of Idaho; her grandchildren, Mark Tardiff of Port St. Lucie, Deanne Chin and her husband Scott of Pawling, NY and Danette Tardiff of Bordentown, NJ and 4 great grandchildren, Emily, Ethan, Elliott and Jessie.
She was preceded in death by her husband Alphonce LeComte and 10 siblings.
A special thanks to Gil and Linda Lizotte for all they're help caring for Annette for the last 18 months.
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM with a Prayer service at 6:00 PM at the Forest Hills Palm City Chapel, Palm City, Florida.
Claire L. Armstrong - April 22, 1951 – September 7, 2019
Claire L. Armstrong-April 22, 1951 – September 7, 2019 Claire L. Armstrong was born on April 22, 1951 in Woonsocket, RI and passed away on September 7, 2019 in Port St. Lucie, FL.
Joan A. Cochran-September 03, 1945 - September 07, 2019
Joan A. Cochran-September 03, 1945 - September 07, 2019 Joan A. Cochran, 74, of Palm City, Florida passed away on September 7th, 2019 at the Treasure Coast Hospice, Stuart, Florida.
Born in Tallahassee, Florida, she had been a resident for Piper’s Landing, Palm City for 20 years, 13 years as a seasonal resident and 7 years, as a permanent resident, coming from Winchendon, MA.
Prior to retiring, she had been a secretary with her husband’s company and had also been an x-ray technician.
She was a member of Pipers Landing Yacht & Country Club and and played golf with the Party Niners Golf Group. For many years she was a very active country dancer and sang with the Mt Wachusett Community Choir. She was a member of the Catholic Faith.
Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Alan R. Cochran; her daughter, Jessica D. Patria of Westminster, MA; her son, James A. Cochran, of Reno, CA; her grandchildren, Jacob C. Patria and Jordan Patria; her brother, Michael Hildreth of Opp, AL; her sister, Amber Beierschmitt and her husband, Mike of Bowie, MD and her sister-in-law, Judith Hildreth of Fort Myers, FL. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Tom Hildreth and Charles Hildreth.
There will be a memorial service in October at Forest Hills Palm City Chapel.
Frances Perkins Goetz - September 14, 1933 - September 05, 2019
Frances Perkins Goetz, 85, passed away peacefully on September 5, 2019. Frances was born in Miami, Fl. to loving parents Henry and Martha Perkins. She attended the University of Tennessee and subsequently returned to Miami in order to practice Dental Hygiene, a career she enjoyed her entire life. Frances was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. In addition to being a Eucharistic minister, she loved the outdoors, enjoyed reading and quilting, and was passionate about doing things for others.
Frances is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Martin J. Goetz, Jr., her two sons John (Noriko) and Stephen (Lynn), and her three grandchildren, Carter, Spencer, and Skyler.
A private family service will be held at Forest Hills Funeral Home on September 16.
John B. Taylor - November 16, 1938 - September 4, 2019
John B. Taylor - November 16, 1938 - September 4, 2019 John B. Taylor, 80, of Stuart, FL, passed away with family by his side on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
John, a true Floridian was born in Lakeland, FL on November 16, 1938. He moved to Port Salerno at the age of 12 where he learned and loved the Commercial Fishing industry. John Loved to work. He made his living as a Commercial Fisherman in his younger days and as a Roofer for many years after. He currently is a Member of Coastal Life Church in Palm City, FL but previously enjoyed serving God at Tropical Farms Baptist Church and Salerno Road Baptist Church as a Deacon and working on the Bus Ministry, desiring to bring children to learn about the God he loved. John was truly a lover of God and his family.
John is survived by his wife of 30 years, Florence Taylor; son Johnny Gordon (Bonnie) and daughter Debby Williams. He is also survived by his grandchildren Lisa Becker (Ben), Doug Williams, Johnny Gordon, Jr. and Christina O’Connor (Patrick) and his eight great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter to be born next month.
Annamarie Hofer-February 26, 1923 - September 2, 2019
Annamarie Hofer-February 26, 1923 - September 2, 2019 Annamarie Priore Hofer, age 96, of Stuart, FL, passed away peacefully, on Monday, September 2, 2019. Born on February 26, 1923 in Buffalo, New York to the late Louis and Louise (nèe Manzella) Priore, she was the second youngest of 8 brothers and sisters who all preceded her in death.
In 1978, she and her husband, Albert E. Hofer, moved to Stuart where Annamarie cherished her time with family and loved preparing and hosting huge holiday dinners. Annamarie was a Eucharistic Minister for St. Joseph Church, was active in both the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus and in the Altar and Rosary Society as well as being a board member of Kingswood Condo Association. An avid bowler, Annamarie also enjoyed playing cards, doing crossword puzzles, going to the casino and taking her children and grandchildren on many cruises.
Annamarie was also predeceased by her husband Albert E. Hofer, and her beloved daughter, Karen Scrivani. Survivors include children: Lois (Peter) Grollitsch of Williamsville, NY; Pamela (David) Rose of Westerville, Ohio; Phillip (Sonia) Hofer of Sewall’s Point, FL; Diane (Edmund) Turner of Port St. Lucie, FL; John(Suzanne) Hofer of Stuart, FL; son-in-law, Larry Scrivani of Stuart, FL; grandchildren: Kerry Polizzi, Edmund Turner, Ethan Little, Whitney Mosiniak, Peter Grollitsch, Crystal Butdorf, Brandon Scrivani, Chelsea Scrivani; and great-grandchildren: Zara, Brody, Isabella, Journey, Angus and Delaney.
A Visitation will be from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM on Saturday, September 14 at the Stuart Chapel of Martin Funeral Home and Crematory, 961 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL with a funeral service at 1:30 PM in the chapel with Father Jack Barrow officiating.
Special thanks to Treasure Coast Hospice and Amore for their care of Annamarie.
Memorial donations in loving memory can be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 SE Indian Street, Stuart, FL 34997
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.