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  • Richard I. Basch,

    Richard I. Basch, MD

    Sep. 16, 2022

    Richard I. Basch, M.D., 88, of Sarasota passed away September 16, 2022. Dr. Basch was born on December 8, 1933 in Boston, Massachusetts to Arthur and Florence (Sweat) Basch. He was a graduate of Harvard University and the Boston University School of Medicine where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and earned a place in the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Basch practiced Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at Sarasota Memorial Hospital from 1979 until his retirement at age 75. He was very involved with the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, where he sat on the Board of Directors for 12 years and earned an Honorary Doctorate of Art in 2017. Richard is survived by Barbara, his wife of 58 years, his son Dane Basch of Sarasota, his daughter Melissa Malone of Portland, Maine, and his granddaughters Erin and Alexandra Basch. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to either Ringling College of Art and Design Scholarship Fund, 2700 North Tamiami...

  • Rosario S. De la Peña Brake

    Rosario S. De la Peña Brake

    Sep. 12, 2022

    Rosario S. De la Peña Brake, age 62, joined her loved ones in Heaven September 12, 2022. She was born on December 13th, 1959 in Iloilo, Philippines. She was one of four children born to Sebastian and Celedonia De La Pena. She married her sweetheart Michael in 2005. Rose was a very kind, warm, caring, thoughtful person very much dedicated to family and always enjoyed their get-togethers. Rose worked in retail fashion and many of her customers were very appreciative to the individualized attention she gave to them. Rose loved to travel with highlights being Holland, Switzerland and the Caribbean Islands. Rose loved the beach and dining on hard crabs. Rose is survived by her husband Michael, sister Natalia, nieces Audrey, Amanda, Marion and Rebecca and her nephews Christian, Albert, and Mark - along with many beloved cousins. Viewing will be 11AM to 12 on September 24th followed by a memorial service at Toale Brothers Funeral Home, 40 North Orange Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236. For those unable to...

  • Grace Icy Christie

    Grace Icy Christie

    Sep. 11, 2022

    Grace Icy Christie joined her loved ones in Heaven on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022 at the age of 87. She passed away at home surrounded by family. She was born on Dec. 20, 1934 in Elkhart, Indiana. She was one of nine children born to DeWayne Daniel and Lois Ruth Detweiler McKibbin. She married the love of her life Joseph David Christie in 1951. They were married for 64 years until his death in March 2016. After they raised 5 children, she went to work at Riverview Highschool as a lunchroom lady. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. She is survived by 2 sons, Joseph Jr. (Kris) and Thomas (Samantha), and 3 daughters, Judy Miele (Joe), Nancy Skipper, and Janet Christie. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She will be buried with her husband at Sarasota National Cemetery. Funeral Services will be at Toale Brothers (40 North Orange Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236) on Thurs. Sept. 15th with visitation from 5pm to 7pm and service at 7pm. Contributions can be made in Grace's name...

  • Richard Korff

    Richard Korff

    Sep. 11, 2022

    On September 11, 2022 Rick Korff has flown West, passing away from cancer. He is survived by his wife Cindy, son Michael (Crystal), daughter Donna (Pete) and granddaughters Katie Mae (Michael), Zoe and Emma (Donna), sisters Linda (Gary), Barb (Russ) and preceded in death by his sister Beverly and his parents. A husband, father, brother, friend, pilot, engineer and creator of mechanical and thermal dynamic parts, Rick spent the last 30 years with his sweetheart, companion and wife Cindy. Together they enjoyed traveling the United States and Europe, visiting World War II battle sites, the Vienna opera house, the Vatican to see the Pope and much more. Rick was extremely thorough with the travel itineraries a majority of the time but he and Cindy were also known to book a flight and car and see where the day brought them – even if that meant navigating the streets of Paris at rush hour. Rick was born in Lockport, New York, the son of Ralph and Geraldine Korff. He grew up in Lockport and after...

  • Edwin Santana

    Edwin Santana

    Sep. 10, 2022

    Edwin Santana (Born October 9, 1947, in New York, NY) passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at the Lakewood Ranch Hospice in Sarasota, FL. Ed, as he was affectionately known, was predeceased by his parents Jose O. Santana (d.1971) and Haydee (Gonzalez) Santana (d.2017). He is survived by daughter Cynthia Santana (Luis), son Edwin (Charmain), grandchildren Christopher, Cheyenne, Kyle and Landon, and sister Betsy Vinciguerra (Fred) and nephews Jason and Nicholas. Ed went to grade school at St. Vincent de Paul in Tarrytown and then St. Mary’s in Yonkers, both in NY. He later attended Sacred Heart High School and graduated on June 20, 1965. Five days later, on June 25th, Ed joined the US Air Force, where he proudly served his country until June 25, 1985. After retiring as a Master Sergeant E-7, Ed worked at Lear Siegler in Michigan and then L-3 Comm. Aviation Recorders in Florida until he retired in April of 2001. In 2011, Ed met a new love, Shami, an apricot-colored Bichon...

  • Mary Lou Kauppila

    Mary Lou Kauppila

    Sep. 09, 2022

    Mary Lou Kauppila, 87, joined her loved ones in heaven on September 9, 2022. Mary Lou was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Richard Kauppila and her beloved golden retrievers, Whitney and Boomer. She was very loved, and she will be missed terribly by her family and friends. Mary Lou is survived by her children, Martin “Skip” Cunningham, Linda Kromer (Steve), Cheryl Lutey (Brian), Carolyn Harper (Jeff) and Clayton Kauppila. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Courtney Cunningham, Erin Martin (Mike), Katie Kromer, Brian Kromer (Samantha), Meagan Thompson (Rhodes), Courtney Billig (Patrick), Zachary Herfel (Catherine), Blake Harper and seven great-grandchildren: Ryan and Evelyn Martin, Wilder and Betty Thompson, Lincoln and Ryder Billig and Vera Herfel. Mary Lou also leaves behind her siblings, Howard Pritchard (Lyn) and Barbara Deahl and two nephews and nieces. Mary Lou devoted her life to her husband Dick and her children. She was happiest being with her family and...

  • Jean Roch Rodrigue

    Jean Roch Rodrigue

    Sep. 09, 2022

    Jean Roch Rodrigue, age 84, of Englewood Florida born October 17, 1937 in St.Beniot P.Q., Canada, passed though the heavenly gates September 9, 2022. Jean was a very loving husband, father, Brother, grandfather (Pepere’), Great grandfather, and caring great friend. His family and him moved to Augusta Maine when he was young, and where he graduated from Cony High School. Following his graduation from Cony High School he joined the the US Air Force and was proud to serve his country. Part of his love while in the military was all of the traveling he did. In the late 70’s him and his family moved to Venice Florida and became a Licensed Contractor. He helped many families design and then built their homes in the area. Many times, the remodeling or building of homes was done with a handshake. He enjoyed his work and when he had the spare time loved playing pool, traveling and taking cruises with his wife. He was an avid snowmobiler, belonged to the Snowmobile Club and was involved in...

  • Clinton Dudley Bohon

    Clinton Dudley Bohon

    Sep. 07, 2022

    Clinton Dudley Bohon was born in Benbow, Mo on September 7, 1931 to Harvey D Bohon and Olive Pryor Bohon. He died peacefully August 28, 2022 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital under Hospice care. Clint enlisted in the Air Force October 1950 and served at Kessler Air Force Base in Mississippi. He was honorably discharged October 1953 and moved to Quincy, IL. February, 1958, he married Beverly Crocker. They remained in Quincy until 1963 when they relocated to Austin, TX for a job transfer. After visiting friends in Sarasota, FL, they fell in love with the area, and decided to leave TX. They moved to Sarasota in 1964 where they opened the Nic, Nac, Nook on Main Street in Sarasota. Later they established Ringling Jewelry, which they closed in 1995. Clint and Beverly were active members of Pine Shores Presbyterian Church for many years. Clint was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and the love of his life, Beverly.

  • Mary Ann Sain

    Mary Ann Sain

    Sep. 06, 2022

    Mary Ann Sain, age 86, a resident of Sarasota, formally of Oak Brook and Chicago, IL passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at Heron House Assisted Living Residence in Sarasota, FL. Loving wife of the late John “Johnny” Sain and the late Richard C. Zaremba; beloved mother of Richard (Debra) Zaremba; cherished grandmother of Kasey Zaremba, Richard A. Zaremba and Christopher Loehman; and fond great grandmother to Austin Loehman and Taylor Loehman. Mary Ann was proceeded in death by her parents John and Adeline (nee Paulunas) Mazetis, and brother John. For those who knew Mary Ann, she was a lover of baseball, (always educating those new to the game, the meaning of the past bygone rhyme “Spahn and Sain, Pray for Rain.”) She was a fashion aficionado and creator of one-of-a-kind home-cooked ethnic meals. She believed in helping those with special needs such as her brother, and those who assisted in his care. Mary Ann was a kindred soul who always gave more than she...

  • Philip Bradford Davis

    Philip Bradford Davis

    Sep. 04, 2022

    Philip Bradford Davis passed away on Sunday September 4th, 2022, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital after a period of declining health, he was 73 years old. Born and raised in Worcester, MA, he was the son of Willard R. and Nancy H. Davis, who preceded him in death. He had one sister Pam, who died earlier this year. He is survived by his two wonderful daughters Casey Bradford Davis and Amanda Blake Davis, who reside in CA. Philip, or Flip (as he was nicknamed by his obstetrician) grew up in the Tatnuck Sq area of Worcester and attended Tatnuck Congregational church where he played basketball and began his love of the game. He attended Doherty Memorial High in Worcester and was a member of its first graduating class in 1967. He was an integral member of Doherty’s basketball team. He was also an avid golfer from an early age. He caddied at Worcester Country Club and later went on to win the club championship. He briefly attended Furman University upon graduation but returned to Worcester to attend and...

  • Cynthia Grenfell

    Cynthia Grenfell

    Sep. 03, 2022

    Cynthia (Cynda) was born in New Rochelle, New York in 1930 to William Duncan Green and Gertrude Jenkins Green. She was the youngest of three children. She attended Vassar College. After college she married DeVere Dierks, Jr of Kansas City, Missouri. They moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas and raised a family. In the early 1970’s Cynda moved to New Mexico to pursue her interests in horse ranching and art. After living in Santa Fe for many years, she moved to Plymouth Harbor in Sarasota, where she continued creating art in various forms. She died peacefully after a brief illness on September 3, 2022. She is survived by her three children Ann Jennifer Dierks, Cameron James Dierks, Elizabeth Dierks Yerkes, and grand and great-grandchildren.

  • Kathryn Currier Moody

    Kathryn Currier Moody

    Sep. 02, 2022

    Kathryn Currier Moody, also known as Kate or Dr. Moody, was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, mentor and friend. She passed on September 2, 2022 at her home in Sarasota Florida at the age of 83, surrounded by her sons Scott and John Moody. She was born Kathryn Marie Currier on April 3,1939 in Evanston, Illinois to George and Dorothy Currier. After moving to Detroit, Michigan in her youth, one of her great childhood loves was following and playing the sport of baseball, despite being a girl. She remembered, till the end, the 1952 Detroit Tigers and many of her favorite players like Vic Wertz, and Johnny Pesky. Kathryn’s professional passion was her work as a teacher, educator and author. She received a bachelor’s degree in the field of education from the University of Michigan in 1961 and immediately began teaching in the Ann Arbor elementary school system. She later received her Master of Arts in education in 1970, also from the University of Michigan. Kathryn and her first...

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