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Area deaths
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Posted: 2007 Oct 04 - 23:55

Charles Amatucci

Charles Amatucci, 71, of Vero Beach, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2007, at the Indian River Medical Center.

Mr. Amatucci was born May 2, 1936, in New York City, N.Y., and moved to Vero Beach in 1970, from Cocoa Beach.

He was a diver for the Cape Canaveral Space Center prior to retiring.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Lynn Amatucci, of Vero Beach.

A private service will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent De Paul Society, 1745 14th Ave., Vero Beach, FL 32960

Arrangements were under the direction of Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory in Vero Beach.

Condolences may be sent through www.seawindsfh.com/obit.php

Rosanna Mary Bryne Burke

Rosanna M. B. Burke, 88, of Vero Beach, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, at The Place of Vero Beach, after a brief illness.

Mrs. Burke was born on Jan. 31, 1919, in Manhattan, N.Y., was raised in Astoria, N.Y., and moved to Vero Beach in 1985, from Cranberry Lake, N.J.

She was the assistant manager of Franklin Simon Department Store in New Jersey, and spent time as a buyer for the same organization. She worked at Evelyn's House of Fashion in Vero Beach until 1995.

She is survived by two daughters, Karen Ann Ohnmacht of Bradenton and Amy Ellen Hock of Northfield, Vt.; two sons, Kevin F. Burke of Norfolk, Va. and Rory Burke of Broomfield, Colo.; a sister, Florence Byrne of Astoria, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Burke, three sisters Mary Sisco, Roberta Byrnes, and Josephine Louisi and two brothers, Frederick Byrne and John Bryne.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements were under the direction of Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory in Vero Beach

The family suggests that donations be made to the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th St., Vero Beach, Florida 32960

Theresa R. Cadieux

Theresa R. Cadieux, 76, of Vero Beach, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach.

She was born in Burlington, Vt., and was a resident of Vero Beach for 31 years, having come from Winooski, Vt.

She was the daughter of the late Arthur Lefebvre and Bernice Gadue Lefebvre.

She is survived by four daughters, Linda Wakefield of Fort Pierce, Susan Dubois of Maui, Hawaii, Bobby Lee Grude of Phoenix, Ariz., and Candy Enton of Okeechobee; one son, Robert Cadieux of Vermont; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren

A private service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were handled by All County Funeral Home & Crematory in Stuart.

Memorials may be made to the St. Helens Catholic Church, 2000 20th St., Vero Beach, Fl 32960

Enid M. Breitner

Enid M. Breitner, 83, of Sebastian, died, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007.

She was born on Aug. 3, 1924 in, Toledo, Ohio, and was a resident of Sebastian, for 26 years, having come from Toledo, Ohio.

Prior to retirement, she was an office manager for Alcoa Aluminum in Toledo, Ohio.

She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, and the Moose Auxiliary in Sebastian and The Ladies Auxiliary Zenobia 10210 in Toledo, Ohio.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, George J. Breitner, of Sebastian; two sons, Bruce Breitner of Manning, S.C., and Craig Breitner of Toledo, Ohio; a daughter Janet Ramser of Perrysburg, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

No services are planned.

Arrangements were under the direction of Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory in Sebastian.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3375 20th St., Vero Beach, Fl.32960

Condolences may be sent through www.seawindsfh.com/obit.php

Michael G. Manfre Sr.

Michael G. Manfre Sr., 63, of Sebastian, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, at Sebastian River Medical Center.

He was born July 25, 1944, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was a resident of Sebastian for 18 years, having come from Margate.

Prior to retirement he was a truck driver for Food Krafters.

He was a member of the Italian-American Club in Sebastian.

He is survived by four sons, Michael G. Manfre Jr. and Mark Manfre both of Key Largo, Bradley Manfre of Indiana, and Eric Manfre of Jacksonville; a daughter, Nancy Manfre Wise of LaFayette, Ind.; three sisters, Gayle Manfre Clewis of Hollywood, Laura Manfre and Michelle Manfre both of Tampa; his mother, Margaret Concu of Pembroke Pines, his father, Thomas Manfre of Tampa; and his step-father, Raymond Concu; his significant other, Nancy Belvedere; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

No services are planned.

Arrangements were under the directions of Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory in Sebastian.

Condolences may be sent through www.seawindsfh.com/obit/php

Frederic Dell Noblet

Frederic D. "Fred" Noblet, 82, of Barefoot Bay, died Sept. 15, 2007, at his residence.

He was born in Marysville, Pa., and lived in Barefoot Bay since 1988, having come from Fort Lauderdale.

Mr. Noblet was the supervisor of the electronic lab for the Pennsylvania Department of Highways for 10 years.

He was a member of Roseland United Methodist Church in Roseland.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater, and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion in Pennsylvania.

He was a former member of the Lions Club in Rutherford, Pa., and the former fire chief in Rutherford, Pa.

He was a member of the Mid-Atlantic Club in Barefoot Bay.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nancy Noblet of Barefoot Bay; a son, Fred Noblet of Micco; a daughter, Bonnie Ollinger of Grant; a brother, John Noblet of Harrisburg, Pa.; four sisters, Josephine Petrina of Harrisburg, Pa., Adda Balthaser of Ocean View, Del., Margaret Russo and Faye Bair, both of Harrisburg, Pa.; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m., on Sept. 22, 2007, at the Roseland United Methodist Church in Roseland, with the Revs. Anne Godbold, and Carl Bray officiating.

Full military honors followed, conducted by the Sebastian River Area Veterans' honor guard.

Memorials may be made to Roseland United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 157, Roseland, FL 32957.

Arrangements were by Strunk Funeral Home in Sebastian.

Arthur Joseph Operle

Arthur J. Operle, 81, of Sebastian, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, at the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice House in Vero Beach.

He was born on Aug. 2, 1926, in St. Louis, Mo., and was a resident of Sebastian for 10 years, having come from Lakeland.

Prior to retirement, he was a plant manager for Hunter Engineering in St. Louis.

He was a 30-year member of The Elks, and was past president of The St. Louis County Khoury League.

He served in the U.S.Navy during World War II.

He attended St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Sebastian

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Janice C. Operle, of Sebastian; two sons, Tom Operle of Sunrise, and Keith Operle of Coral Springs; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, at 1 p.m., at the Seawinds Funeral Chapel in Sebastian.

Arrangements were under the direction of Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory in Sebastian.

Condolences may be sent through www.seawindsfh.com/obit.php

Joyce Nichols Paulson

Joyce N. Paulson, 90, of Sebastian, died Sept. 24, 2007, at Sebastian River Medical Center in Sebastian.

She was born in New Haven, Conn., and lived in Sebastian for 29 years, having come from South Yarmouth, Mass.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, John C. Paulson of Sebastian, a son, Rick Paulson of Sebastian; a daughter, Carol Watson-Phillips of Boston; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Candace Lee Paulson.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., on Sept. 28, 2007, at the Strunk Funeral Home in Sebastian, with the Rev. Dexter Goude officiating.

Interment followed at Fountainhead Memorial Park in Palm Bay.

Nadia A. Popow

Nadia A. "Mama Popow" Popow, 85, of Sebastian, died Sept. 18, 2007, at her residence.

She was born in Russia, and lived in Sebastian for 26 years, having come from Goshen, Ind.

Mrs. Popow was an inspector for Goshen Rubber Company in Goshen, Ind.

She was a member of Saint James Russian Orthodox Church in Port St. Lucie, and a member of the Senior Citizens Center in Sebastian.

She is survived by two sons, Eugene G., and his wife, Betty Popow of Sebastian, and Leonard G., and his wife, Deborah Popow of Orlando; and a granddaughter, Natasha Popow.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gregory Popow.

A visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 20, 2007, at the Strunk Funeral Home in Sebastian, with a Panahkida service at 6 p.m.

A funeral service was held at1 p.m. on Sept. 21, 2007, at Strunk Funeral Home Chapel in Sebastian, with the Rev. Ernesto S. Rios officiating.

Interment followed in Sebastian Cemetery.

Nancy Jean Vanneste

Nancy Jean Vanneste, 67, of Barefoot Bay, died, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at Sebastian River Medical Center.

She was born May 29, 1940, in Duluth, Minn., and was a resident of Barefoot Bay for 10 years, having come from Shoreview, Minn.

Prior to retirement, she was the owner of Puffin Muffin Deli in White Bear Lake, Minn.

She was a member of Roseland Methodist Church in Roseland, and was a member of Petals and Palms in Barefoot Bay.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Richard Vanneste of Barefoot Bay; a daughter, Susan Shaughnessy of Modal, Iowa; three sons, Brian Vanneste of Saskatoon, Canada, David Vanneste of Shoreview, Minn., and John Vanneste of The Hague, The Netherlands; her mother, Helen Nygard of Duluth, Minn.; two brothers, John Nygard of Kerrick, Minn. and Tom Nygard of Appleton, Wis.; and 12 grandchildren.

A memorial service was held on Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, at 11:30 a.m., at The Church of St. Odilia, in Shoreview, Minn.

Arrangements were under the direction of Seawinds Funeral home in Sebastian.

Condolences may be sent through www.seawindsfh.com/obit.php

Melvin Arthur Williams

Melvin A. Williams, 83, of Micco, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, at his residence.

He was born March 2, 1924, in St. Louis, Mo., and was a resident of Micco for four years, having come from Lake Worth, Fl.

Prior to retirement, he worked for Blumer and Stanton Mill in West Palm Beach.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He was a member of The Veterans of Foreign Wars, and The Moose Lodge in Sebastian.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Laura L. Williams of Micco; two daughters, Linda Dickerson of Micco and Jennifer Woody of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two sons, Wayne Williams of West Palm Beach, and Jeff Williams of Grant; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were under the direction of Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory.

Condolences may be sent through www.seawindsfh.com/obit.php

Kathleen Hale Carpenter

Kathleen H. Carpenter, 88, of Vero Beach, died Sept. 19, 2007, at the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice House in Vero Beach.

She was born in Magoffin County, Ky., and lived in Vero Beach for 29 years, having come from Lexington, Ky.

She retired from TRW Inc., where she was the quality control manager.

She was of the Catholic faith.

She is survived by two daughters, Judy Waldo of Walhalla, S.C., and Sara Carpenter of Vero Beach; a brother, Bud R. Hale of Oregon and Arizona; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel M. Carpenter, and a sister, Katherine Hale Caudell.

Services will take place in Magoffin County, Ky.

Arrangements were under the direction of Strunk Funeral Home in Vero Beach.

Edward D. Cleary

Edward D. Cleary, 95, of Vero Beach, died Sept. 25, 2007.

He was born in Lowell, Mass., on Oct. 15, 1912, the eldest child of Edward and Catherine Barrett Cleary.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Dorothy Prescott Cleary; a daughter, Martha of Vero Beach; a son, Robert; and three grandsons, Tommy and Patrick of Tampa and Brasil; two brothers, Frank of North Chelmsford, Mass. and Raymond of Dracut, Mass.; and lifelong friend, Edward O'Neil of Port St. Lucie.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael's Church in Lowell, Mass., on Oct. 6 at 10 a.m.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory in Vero Beach.

Condolences may be sent through www.seawindsfh.com/obit.php

Virginia Densing

Virginia Densing, 86, of Vero Beach, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at the Indian River Medical Center.

Mrs. Densing was born Aug. 23, 1921, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to Vero Beach 20 years ago from Long Island, NY.

She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by two daughters, Donna Wood of Vero Beach and Ruth Cooke of Asheville, N.C.; four grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 50 years, the Rev. Edward Arthur Densing and a sister Mary Post.

A private memorial service will take place at a later date.

Arrangements were under the direction of Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory in Vero Beach.

The family suggests that donations be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 2161, Vero Beach, FL 32961.

Condolences may be sent through www.seawindsfh.com/obit.php

Florence Joan Frost

Florence J. Frost, 80, of Vero Beach, died Sept. 27, 2007, at the Royal Palm Convalescent Center in Vero Beach.

She was born in Cooperstown, N.Y., and resided in Putnam Valley, N.Y., as well as Vero Beach for 17 years, having come from North Miami Beach.

She worked as a catalog clerk for Montgomery Ward before her retirement.

She was of the Catholic faith.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Arthur Edmund Frost, of Vero Beach; two sons, James Frost of Putnam Valley, N.Y., and Thomas Frost of Wappingers Falls, N.Y.; five daughters, Mary Ellen Frost of For t Pierce, Elizabeth Frost and Lorraine DeLorenzo both of Peekskill, N.Y., Theresa Gordon of Delray Beach, and Margaret Kappus of LaGrangeville, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Catherine Frost

A funeral mass will be held at North American Martyrs Church, in Putnam Valley, N.Y. at a later date, followed by a burial at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Putnam Valley, N.Y.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Strunk Funeral Home in Vero Beach.

The Northern arrangements are under the direction of Dorsey-Carlone Funeral Home in Peekskill, N.Y.

Walter Neil Hearn Jr.

Walter Neil Hearn Jr., 79, of Vero Beach, died, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007, at Sebastian River Medical Center in Sebastian.

He was born on Dec. 10, 1927, in Miami, and was a resident of Vero Beach for 12 years, having come from Miami.

He retired as a lieutenant junior grade from the Coast Guard, having served 29 years with the Army and Coast Guard.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Scottish Rite, the American Legion, the Italian-American Club, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, all of Sebastian.

He served as past president of the Sebastian River Shrine Club, was a member of Azan Shrine in Melbourne, a member of Mahi Shrine, and past commodore of the Mariners in Miami.

He was a Florida master gardener.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Marie Hearn of Vero Beach; two sisters, Winnieta Pompie of Armuchee, Ga. and Grace Rogala of Miami.

He was preceded in death by his son, Walter Neil Hearn III in 1980, and a grandson Walter Neil Hearn IV.

A memorial service was held at Seawinds Funeral Home Chapel, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, at 1 p.m., with the Sebastian Masonic Lodge officiating, followed by a reception at the Italian-American Club in Sebastian.

Arrangements were under the direction of Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory in Sebastian.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children-Tampa Unit, c/o Azan Shrine Temple, 1592 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne, Fl 32935.

Condolences may be sent through www.seawindsfh.com/obit.php

Helen E. Kilbride Hess

Helen E. K. Hess, 83, of Vero Beach, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, at Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach.

She was born in Fishkill, N.Y., and was a resident of Vero Beach for 12 years.

She was a former member of St. Lukes Episcopal Church in Beacon, N.Y.

She was the daughter of the late William Kilbride and Anna Lotsko Kilbride.

She is survived by four daughters, Maureen Rosenberg of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., Patricia Hess of Largo, Donna Guzman of Vero Beach, and Claire Castelonia of New Paltz, N.Y.; two sisters, Ann Shaver of Edgewater and Ethel Savas of Dunedin; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild

Arrangements were handled by All County Funeral Home & Crematory in Stuart.

Rhianna Nicole Johnson

Rhianna N. Johnson, an infant, of Vero Beach died Aug. 27, 2007, at Winnie Palmer Hospital in Orlando.

She is survived by her parents, Everette and Aneesha Johnson of Vero Beach; a brother, Vontavius Vann of Fort Pierce; a sister, Ebony Johnson; her grandparents, John and Maybell Johnson Sr., of Vero Beach; and her grandfather, the Rev. John Gaskin, all of Vero Beach.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Asia Antonique Johnson, and her grandmothers, Mary Gaskin and Lois Wimes.

Arrangements were under the direction of Strunk Funeral Home in Vero Beach.

Robert T. Jones

Robert T. Jones, 85, of Vero Beach, died Sept. 24, 2007, at the Royal Palm Convalescent Center in Vero Beach.

He was born Sept. 13, 1922, in Fort Wayne, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his parents William Lewis Jones and Rose Crowl Jones, and a sister, Mary Alice Jones von Stroheim.

He worked in accounting and real estate.

He spent winters in Vero Beach from 1990 through 1998, at Vista Royale, and later resided at The Place at Vero Beach and Somerset House at Oak Harbor.

He is survived by his sister, Virginia Jones Bright of Vero Beach; two nephews, Erich von Stroheim III of Fort Collins, Colo., and Peter von Stroheim of Atascadero, Calif.

Services were held at Frurip-May Funeral Home, La Grange, Ind., on Oct. 2, 2007.

A military service followed at Greenwood Cemetery in La Grange, Ind.

Memorials can be made to the LaGrange County Animal Shelter, 114 West Michigan St., LaGrange, IN 46746.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Strunk Funeral Home in Vero Beach

Kenneth H Lelly Jr.

Kenneth H Lelly Jr., 49, of Vero Beach, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at his residence.

He was born in Fort Pierce, and was a resident of Vero Beach for 22 years.

He is survived by his parents, Kenneth H. and Pirjo Lelly of Vero Beach, and Lucille Drake of Boynton Beach; and two sisters, Gwen Lelly and Marion Coats.

A private memorial service will be held at Kenneth's Residence, 846 16th Place in Vero Beach, on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, at 11 a.m.

Arrangements are being handled by All County Funeral Home & Crematory in Stuart.

Memorial donations may be made to The Kiwanis Action Club, In Care of Greg Holtan, 2036 32nd Ave., Vero Beach, Fl 32960

Patrick Robert Locicero

Patrick R. Locicero, 55, of Vero Beach, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice House in Vero Beach.

He was born May 9, 1952, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was a resident of Vero Beach for 16 years, having come from Largo.

Prior to retirement he worked for Lakeside Fellowship, and served in the military.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Pauline Locicero of Vero Beach; two sons, Todd Owen Locicero and Patrick S. Locicero, both of Vero Beach; a daughter, Corine Guyas of Weirsdale; two brothers, Richard Locicero of Palm Bay and Michael Locicero of Vero Beach; and his mother, Dolly Locicero of Vero Beach.

Arrangements were under the direction of Seawinds Funeral Home in Sebastian.

Memorial contributions may be made payable to Association for Retarded Citizens, 1375 16th Ave., Vero Beach, Fl. 32960.

Condolences may be sent through www.seawinsfh.com/obit.php

Clarice N. Rountree

Clarice N. Rountree, 76, of Vero Beach, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, at The Courtyards of Vero.

Mrs. Rountree was born July 25, 1931, in Belzoni, Miss., and moved to Vero Beach in 1976, from West Palm Beach.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Vero Beach, where she was a member of various Bible study groups and the United Methodist Women.

Mrs. Rountree was a substitute teacher for many of the public schools and private Christian schools in West Palm Beach, and was a member of the Garden Club of West Palm Beach.

She is survived by her husband, Hurley Rountree of Vero Beach; four sons, Billy Cochrane of Hurricane, W.Va., Frank Cochrane of Wellington, Stan Cochrane of West Palm Beach, and Will Cochrane of Franklin, Va.; a stepson, Chris Rountree of Marietta, Ga.; a stepdaughter, Cathy Elliott of Sanford; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, at the Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home in Vero Beach.

A celebration service took place at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church in Vero Beach, with the Rev. Charles Lever officiating.

Interment followed at Port Mayaca Cemetery in Canal Point.

Arrangements were under the direction of Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory in Vero Beach.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Florida United Methodist Children's Home, 51 Main St., Enterprise, FL 32725.

Condolences may be sent through www.seawindsfh.com/obit.php

John Joseph Smith II

John Joseph Smith II, 72, of Vero Beach, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, at his home.

Mr. Smith was born May 18, 1935, in Ridgefield, Conn., and moved to Vero Beach 10 years ago from his place of birth.

He was a retired marine products salesman.

He is survived by two daughters, Stacey Hart of Trumbull, Conn., and Laurie Whiteley of Fairfield, Conn.; a son, John Joseph Smith III of Sebastian; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial celebration service took place at 4 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, at Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home in Vero Beach.

Arrangements were under the direction of Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory in Vero Beach.

Memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

Condolences may be sent through www.seawindsfh.com/obit.php

William H. Schneider

William H. Schneider, 95, of Vero Beach, died Sept. 23, 2007, at the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice House in Vero Beach.

He was born in Baltimore, Md., and lived in Vero Beach for 32 years, having come from Baltimore, Md.

He worked for 24 years as an accountant for Bethlehem Steel Corp.

He was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church in Vero Beach.

He was a member of the Vero Beach Moose Lodge in Vero Beach.

He is survived by two sons Joseph M. Moulds of Baltimore, Md., and Gerard E. Schneider; a daughter, Martha E. Welsh of Aberdeen, Md.; 12 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and one great- great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Schneider, and a stepson George T. Russell.

Visitation was held at 11 a.m., on Sept. 28, 2007, at Strunk Funeral Home in Vero Beach.

The service was held at noon, on Sept. 28, 2007, at the funeral home.

Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Fort Pierce.

Hubert L. Woodard

Hubert L. "Woody" Woodard, 73, of Vero Beach, died Sept. 16, 2007 at Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach.

He was born in Richford, N.Y., grew up in Geneva, N.Y., and lived in Vero Beach and West Palm Beach for 35 years, having come from Ft. Walton Beach.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Elizabeth Woodard of Geneva, N.Y., a brother, George Woodard of Orange City, and three sisters, Edith Kelsey of Clifton Springs, N.Y., Shirley Shipos of Orange City, and Jean Woodard of Geneva, N.Y.

Mr. Woodard joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1952.

He was discharged from the U.S. Marines in Sept. 1966, and joined the U.S. Air Force in Oct. 1966. He retired in Dec. 1972 as a master sergeant.

He was a graduate of Jones College in Fort Pierce.

His post-military career included various accounting positions in Vero Beach and West Palm Beach.

He retired from the National Golf Foundation in 1996, and continued to work part-time for Holy Family Catholic Church in Port St. Lucie.

Mr. Woodard was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Vero Beach.

He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Marine Corps League.

He was a member of the American Legion, the Loyal Order of Moose, the Devil Dogs, and the Air Force Association.

He is survived by his wife, Adele T. Woodard of Vero Beach, two sons, Greg Bowman of Fort Lauderdale and Neil Bowman of Daytona Beach; four daughters, Jeanette Bishop of Fort Walton Beach, Theresa Peacock of Palm Bay, Sharon Mathis of Sebastian, and Janet Moore of Fort Pierce; nine grandchildren, Jeff Mathis Jr., Amanda Duffy, Abigail McCalister, Travis Peacock, Amber Lancaster, Justin Peacock, Audrey Lancaster, Megan Nichols, and Katy Bishop; and two great-grandchildren, Alexandria Warren and Alayna McCalister.

Visitation was held from 2 to 4 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 19, 2007, at the Strunk Funeral Home in Vero Beach.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Sept. 20, 2007, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Vero Beach.

Burial followed at Crestlawn Cemetery in Vero Beach, with military honors conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3918, Vero Beach and the Marine Corps League.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 237 East Marks St., Orlando, FL 32803, or the Vita Nova of Renaissance Village, 2700 PGA Blvd. Suite 103, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410.

Henry A. Zimmerman

Henry A. Zimmerman, 92, of Vero Beach, died Monday, Sept. 17,2007, at the Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach.

Dr. Zimmerman was born May 8, 1915, in Holsopple, Pa.

He moved to Vero Beach as a part-time resident from Cleveland, Ohio in 1980.

He was a cardiologist for 35 years in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was the first to catheterize the left side of the human heart, and is the author of two medical books along with numerous papers.

Dr. Zimmerman graduated from the University of Cincinnati Medical School.

He is a veteran of World War II, serving as an Army Air Corps Flight Surgeon in Africa and Saipan, where he was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Zimmerman of Vero Beach; a daughter, Jane Kovatch; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, Henry Zimmerman III.

A private interment will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were under the direction of Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory in Vero Beach.

Condolences may be sent through www.seawindsfh.com/obit.php





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