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Posted: 2013 Mar 01 - 06:04

John T. Clower

Retired Eastern Airlines Capt. John T. Clower, 94, died Friday, Feb. 15, in New Smyrna Beach.

Capt. Clower was born on Aug. 16, 1918, in Carrabelle. He graduated from Carrabelle High School in 1936, attended Riverside Academy, Gainesville, Ga. in 1937, and graduated from the University of Florida in 1941, lettering in baseball and football. He volunteered for the U.S. Navy flight program during World War II and received his "Wings of Gold" at Jacksonville Naval Air Station, where he became "first pilot" on seaplanes, the PBY Catalina and the PBM Mariner, hunting for German submarines. For Eastern Airlines, he flew multiple types of aircraft, was base manager for Eastern's Charlotte, N.C., operations and retired as captain on the Lockheed L-1011 Tri-Star.

Arrangements are being handled by Settle-Wilder Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 406 S. Orange St., New Smyrna Beach.

Sandra D. Roberts

Sandra D. Roberts, 75, of Edgewater, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, Edgewater.

Born in St. Augustine, Mrs. Roberts lived in West Palm Beach and New Smyrna Beach before living out her golden years in Edgewater. She was a retired school bus driver from Palm Beach County School Board, loved bowling, bingo and spending time with friends and classmates.

Arrangements are being handled by Settle-Wilder Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 406 S. Orange St., New Smyrna Beach.

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