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  • Edmund A Fain

    Edmund A Fain

    Dec 10, 2020

    Edmund A. Fain, age 92, died peacefully on December 10, 2020. He was born in Providence, RI and grew up in Hartford, CT and retired with his wife to Florida in 1989 where they traveled the world for many years. Ed was a Medic during the Korean War before meeting and marrying Evalee, his loving wife of 64 years, who predeceased him. A highly educated man with a Bachelor's Degree and 2 Master's Degrees, he taught middle school and religious school and was also an award winning artist known along the east coast. He is survived by his daughters Karen, Lorrie (Gregg) and Donna (Michael); grandchildren Russell (Winnie) and Erica and 2 great granddaughters. He is also survived by brother-in-law Bob Aaron (Sue) and sister-in-law Carol Hearne (Herb). There will be a private service this week.

  • George Harris Blackburn

    George Harris Blackburn

    Dec 10, 2020

    George Harris Blackburn, 92, of Old Miakka, FL, died on December 10, 2020. George Harris Blackburn was born December 4, 1928 in Sarasota, FL. He graduated from Sarasota High School in 1949. He was a WWII Veteran, and worked 36 years at GTE as a lineman. He is survived by his, daughters; Mary (Steve) Vrabel, Ruth, (GD, Tara) Blackburn, Martha (Ricky) Palmer of Old Miakka, FL, and Barbra Blackburn-Houghtaling of Sarasota, FL. Grandchildren; Sara Mangan and Rick (Angel) Palmer of Old Miakka, FL, and Kevin and James Houghtaling of Sarasota, FL. Great grandchildren; Jamey Mangan and Coleton Mangan of Old Miakka, FL. A Celebration of Life will take place at the family’s home at a later date. In lieu of flowers we ask donations be made to Tidewell Hospice.

  • Amore Anthony Tobacco

    Amore Anthony Tobacco

    Dec 09, 2020

    Amore Anthony Tobacco, of Sarasota, Florida, died on Dec 9, 2020. Visitation will be Sunday December 13, 2020 from 2 to 4 PM at Toale Brothers Funeral Home 6903 South Tamiami Trail Sarasota 34231. Services will be held at 9:30 AM on Tuesday December 15, 2020 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church 2506 Gulf Gate Drive Sarasota 34231. Interment will be at Sarasota National Cemetery.

  • Mary (Rose) Fracek

    Mary (Rose) Fracek

    Dec 09, 2020

    Mary (Rose) Fracek, 85 went to be with our Lord on December 9, 2020 in Sarasota, FL. Rose was born on February 8, 1935 in Pittsburgh, PA. Rose is preceded in death by her parents Nicholas and Blanche Zurawka, Her sister Theresa Podobinski, brothers Joseph (Sonny) Zurawka, Robert (Bob) Zurawka, son Glen Reichard, and grandson Eric Reichard, sister in-laws Eleanor Messer, Marlene “Tootsie” Vavrek, brother in-laws Edmund Fracek, Joseph Petro, nephew Raymond (Chip) Petro. Rose is survived by her loving husband of 53 years Raymond, sons, Gary Reichard, Joseph (Alice) Fracek, David Fracek, sister in-laws Donna Petro, Theresa Fracek and brother in-law Leonard (Margaret) Fracek. Seven grandchildren, Nick Reichard, Jana Fussell, Shannon Fracek, Austin Burns, Joseph Jr Fracek, Veronica Fracek, Sydney Rose-Fracek and five great grandchildren. Rose was an Air Force Veteran and had many loves and interests including reading, gardening, cooking, watching Jeopardy and collecting figurines and art. ...

  • David Wayne Heaton

    David Wayne Heaton

    Dec 07, 2020

    David Wayne Heaton, 65, of Sarasota, went to be with the Lord he loved December 7 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Throughout his life, he was a faithful servant of our Lord and touched many lives by sharing his testimony all over the world. He lived his life preaching the Gospel each day as if it was his last. He inspired and uplifted others with his unconditional love, generosity that knew no limits, and unique sense of humor. Dave was born in Springfield, IL on March 12, 1955, and was the son of Robert and Rose Heaton. He graduated from University of Illinois in 1983. He served in the United States Air Force from 1975 to 1986 and then in the Air Reserves until he was honorably discharged in 1992. He started his dental practice in 1987, where he loved helping his patients and making them laugh with his “bad” singing for 30 years. He cherished his family and friends and was loved by all who knew him. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 43 years, Debbie,...

  • Vincent J. Sestito

    Vincent J. Sestito

    Dec 06, 2020

    Vincent J. Sestito 83 years old went to a better place on December 6, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 62 years Alberta and brother Paul (MaryEllen). He is pre-deceased by his parents Paul and Angela and his brother Anthony. His Legacy remains with two sons Carl (Wendy) and Vincent Jr. (Siobhan), Eleven grandchildren and Ten Greatgrandchildren. Vincent was a long-time resident of Malden, Massachusetts and a graduate of Malden Catholic High School. He Proudly served in the US Army. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to St. Jude's Children’s Hospital. There will no memorial or graveside service at this time.

  • John E. Winters

    John E. Winters

    Dec 06, 2020

    John E. Winters passed from this life on December 6, 2020. He was 88 years old. John was the most beloved husband of Cathy Winters, and the loving father of Karma Ditursi, John David Winters, and Leann Winters. He was also the proud grandfather of 5 and great grandfather of 6. John was a distinguished veteran who received the Meritorious Service Medal. He was also the former Director of the Manatee Association of Disabled Citizens. He was a Kiwanian for 36 years and was awarded several commendations for his service to the community, including the Ralph Davis Fellow Award. John was also a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus. John will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army.

  • Walter L. Falk,

    Walter L. Falk, III

    Dec 05, 2020

    Walter L. Falk III, 65, of Nokomis FL, died peacefully at home on December 5th, 2020 from complications related to Cancer. Born in White Plains, NY on April 25, 1955 to Walter L. Falk Jr. and Gloria R (Ecker) Falk-Daderian. He was pre-deceased by his daughter, Kristin R. Falk, in 2009 and both of his parents. Walter is survived by his wife of 40 years, Mary Lou (Zito) Falk. Walter was a graduate of Northeastern University, Boston MA, where he obtained a B.S./B.A in Accounting. He practiced as a CPA @ Fox & Co. and Index Systems Inc. before joining Digital Equipment Corporation. He eventually moved to Autodesk Inc. where he spent the last 20 years supporting the Human Resources Technology department as a Solutions Architect. Walter thrived in this last position where he “promoted forward momentum with a positive energy” as a key player on a team that will sorely miss him. He leaves behind his siblings and their families, including Kerry L. Terminello (husband Dennis, nephews Eric and Paul);...

  • William T. McCullough

    William T. McCullough

    Dec 04, 2020

    William T. McCullough, devoted husband, father, and grandfather was born on October `17, 1944 in Dearborn MI and died on December 4, 2020 in Venice, FL with his family at his side. He is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Charlotte McCullough; daughters, Gilda Claudine McCullough and Leslie Erin McCullough; four grandsons—Will and Tommy Karasik and Kai and Knox Talley; adored sons-in-law—Phil Karasik and Jack Talley; extended family; and friends who he loved as family. Bill was a proud veteran of the US Air Force. After his service he sought career and life opportunities to make the world a better, kinder, and more just place. Working in health and human services, he was devoted to those who needed a helping hand and a steadfast advocate. All who knew and loved Bill never doubted his love for them ran deep and his support was unconditional and endless. They will miss his intellect, wit, generosity, bigger than life (sometimes irascible) personality, integrity, and basic decency....

  • Robert Henry Stovall,

    Robert Henry Stovall, Sr.

    Dec 03, 2020

    Love of family and a deeply held Catholic faith were core values for Robert Henry Stovall, Sr., a resident of Sarasota, Florida. He was a well-known Wall Street investment analyst who died peacefully holding Linda’s hand on December 3, 2020. Mr. Stovall was born on February 16, 1926 in Louisville, Kentucky to Agnes Catherine Hinkle and Harold Samuel Stovall, an ambitious couple who relocated to New Jersey when Robert and his sister Joanne were young, settling in Short Hills. Robert’s family focus, Catholic beliefs and deep respect for education were nurtured in his early years progressing through graduation in 1943 from Seton Hall Preparatory School in West Orange. Robert began on Wall Street as a messenger for Reynolds & Co., where his father was an executive, during summer vacations in the early 1940s. A deep sense of right and wrong during World War II prompted Robert to enlist in the U.S. Army before reaching legal age, and after boot camp in Texas he served as a medic in...

  • Joan Earnest Skup

    Joan Earnest Skup

    Dec 02, 2020

    Joan Earnest Skup, 68, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2020, from Covid-19 related complications. Joan was born in Manhatten, KS and moved to Tallahassee with her family at an early age. Joan and her future husband, David, met at FSU in 1972 and were married for a wonderful 47 years. After graduation, Joan taught as a Speech Therapist for Duval County Schools for many years. She was very active in the Beauclerc Elementary PTA where both of her beloved sons, Brian and Rob, attended elementary school. Joan loved watching Brian play basketball in high school and watching Rob create treasures in pottery. She was also very active in the Jacksonville Seminole Booster Club where she loved decorating for large events, including banquets honoring Burt Reynolds and Bobby Bowden. Joan was a former Board Member of the national FSU Alumni Association. In later years, Joan loved boating, crafting and traveling throughout the US and internationally with her family and enjoying being with her sons and...

  • Mary Nicholson (nee Margaritis)

    Mary Nicholson (nee Margaritis)

    Nov 30, 2020

    Mary Nicholson (nee Margaritis) passed away on November 30 in Sarasota Florida, undoubtedly with a song in her heart. Mary was born on February 26, 1929 to Greek immigrants, Theodore and Anna (nee Ballis) in Chicago, Illinois. She is preceded in death by her dear husband Gust Demetrios Nicholson and her sisters Angeline (Sam) Trigourea and Theodora (Louis) Bakouris. Mary was a remarkable woman with a passion for teaching that had a positive impact on the lives of many children for nearly 50 years. A true trailblazer, she graduated from DePaul University in the early fifties and began teaching first grade in Wood Dale, Illinois. After taking a break to raise her children, Mary returned to the classroom in the late 1960s to once again teach first grade at Greenbrier Elementary School in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Nearly 20 years later, Mary retired as a public school teacher, but continued to share her gift at private schools in Garland, Texas and Sarasota, Florida. Mary’s Greek Orthodox...

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  • Lehner, Phylis
    Lehner, Phylis Jun 25, 1941 - Dec 17, 2020 Phylis Lehner, 79, of North Port, FL, died on Dec 17, 2020. Services will be held at 2:00PM on March 9,...
  • Wright Jr., Guy C.
    Wright, Guy C. Jr. Apr 23, 1932 - Feb 24, 2021 Guy C. Wright Jr., 88, of Englewood, Florida, passed away on February 24, 2021. Guy was born in...
  • Kornfeld, Ferne
    Kornfeld, Ferne Aug 5, 1939 - Feb 24, 2021 On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, Ferne (Peris) Kornfeld, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed...
  • Lister, Shelley Renee
    Lister, Shelley Renee Mar 17, 1949 - Feb 14, 2021 Shelley Renee Lister age 71, of Sarasota, FL peacefully passed away, at home February 14, 2021. ...
  • Stokoe, David R.
    Stokoe, David R. Jun 8, 1964 - Jan 26, 2021 "Super Dave" lived in Nokomis having moved here from Lutz, Fl. He is survived by his wife Jennifer Sams,...
  • Berryman, Joseph "Stuart"
    Berryman, Joseph "Stuart" May 27, 1950 - Feb 24, 2021 Joseph "Stuart" Berryman, 70, of North Port, Florida, died on Feb 24, 2021. Services will be...
  • Doty, Stephen
    Doty, Stephen Aug 26, 1952 - Feb 22, 2021 Stephen Doty, 68, of Columbus, Ohio, died on Feb 22, 2021. Funeral arrangements by: Your Traditions...
  • Ruch, Karl David
    Ruch, Karl David Feb 4, 1931 - Feb 20, 2021 Karl David Ruch, 90, of North Port, FL, died on Feb 20, 2021. Funeral arrangements by: Your Traditions...
  • Weishaupt, Mary Ann
    Weishaupt, Mary Ann Apr 18, 1965 - Feb 13, 2021 Mary Ann Weishaupt, 55, of Parrish, FL, died on Feb 13, 2021. Funeral arrangements by: Your...
  • Rink, Steven Russell
    Rink, Steven Russell Feb 10, 1943 - Feb 13, 2021 Steven Russell Rink, 78, of Venice, FL, died on Feb 13, 2021. Funeral arrangements by: Your...