Martha McMurray Bennett
Martha McMurray Bennett, 81, of Port St. Lucie, died Feb. 6, 2006, at her
She was born in Green Bay, Wis. She had been a resident of Port St. Lucie
for three years, coming from Sumter, S.C.
She was a homemaker.
During World War II, she worked in a shipyard in San Diego.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Charles Bennett.
Survivors include five daughters, Mary Soriano of Port St. Lucie, Gwen
Bennett of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Martha Tillett, Kathleen Goins, and
Heidi Oberg, all of Sumter, S.C.; one son, C. Robert Bennett of Chester,
Md.; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Her memorial service will be private.
Memorial donations may be sent to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St.
Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or made at www.stjude.org/tribute.
Harold S. Hoback
Harold S. Hoback, 79, of Port St. Lucie, died Feb. 4, 2006, at his
residence in Port St. Lucie.
He was born in California, Mo. He had been a resident of Port St. Lucie
for 20 years, coming from Rumson, N.J.
He served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War.
He worked for Gulf Oil Co. for 34 years.
He was a volunteer at the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office. He also
volunteered on the Citizens Observation Patrol and received the Golden Rule
award and volunteer of the year for 1998 from the Sheriff's Office.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret.
Survivors include his wife of 20 years, June Hoback; three daughters,
Judith Vinci of Spotswood, N.J., Linda Bryan of Harpers Ferry, W. Va., and
Christine Bielski of Durham, N.C.; two sons, Richard S. Hoback of Clifton
Heights, Pa., and Stephan P. Hoback of Columbia, S.C.; two stepsons, Kevin
Gaynor of Rumson, N.J., and Jackie Gaynor of Camp Hill, Pa.; one sister,
Shirley Jeneczko of Rumson, N.J.; one brother, Paul Hoback of Reed Springs,
Mo.; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Fanny Jacobs, 88, of Port St. Lucie, died Feb. 6, 2006, at her residence
in Port St. Lucie.
She was born in New York City. She had been a resident of Port St. Lucie
for 15 years, coming from Bronx, N.Y.
She was a member of the Port St. Lucie Council On Aging Daycare.
Survivors include three sons, Nicholas Monaco and Walter Jacobs, both of
Port St. Lucie, and Frank Monaco of Bronx, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.
Her memorial service was held Wednesday, Feb. 8, at All County Funeral
Memorial donations may be sent to the Midport Seventh Day Adventist Church
Building Fund, P.O. Box 7488, Port St. Lucie, FL 34985.
John Morphis, 61, of Port St. Lucie, died Feb. 6, 2006, at Treasure Coast
Hospices in Stuart.
He was born in Nashville, Tenn. He had been a resident of Port St. Lucie
for four years, coming from Nashville.
Survivors include two daughters, Christy Mayo of Port St. Lucie and Karen
Belcher of Springfield, Tenn.; one sister, Betty Jackson of Rosemount,
Minn.; three brothers, Jerry Morphis of Port St. Lucie, Rick Morphis of
Millersville, Tenn., and Larry Morphis of La Vergne, Tenn.
Memorial donations may be sent to Treasure Coast Hospices, 1201 S.E.
Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997.
June B. Rancourt
June B. Rancourt, 64, of Port St. Lucie, died Feb. 8, 2006, at St. Lucie
She was born in Somerville, Mass. She had been a resident of Port St.
Lucie for 13 years, coming from Broward County.
She was a Catholic.
She had been a real estate office administrator and most recently worked
for Real Living Castles Realty of Port St. Lucie.
Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Ronald Rancourt of Port St.
Lucie; two sons, Bob Rancourt and Tom Rancourt, both of Port St. Lucie; one
daughter, Debbie McDonald of Jasper, Ga.; her mother, Lillian MacDonald of
Burlington, Mass.; one sister, Evelyn Dellarocco of Burlington, Mass.; and
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Monday, Feb. 13, at St.
Bernadette Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie, with the Rev. Victor Ulto as
celebrant. Interment followed at Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City.
Christopher VanLoffelt, 25, of Port St. Lucie, died Feb. 3, 2006, in Fort
He was born in West Palm Beach in 1980. He had moved to Port St. Lucie
five months ago to continue his education.
Survivors include his mother, Linda Jean Almodovar of Port St. Lucie; his
father, Mark VanLoffelt of West Palm Beach; two brothers, Blake Almodovar
of Port St. Lucie and James VanLoffelt, on active duty in the United States
Marine Corps; and one sister, Shannon Fleet of Sharon, Pa.
His memorial service was held Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Unity of Fort Pierce.
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