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Deaths - New Smyrna Beach
Rating: 3.05 / 5 (110 votes)  
Posted: 2008 May 29 - 23:02

Joel J. Donhauser

Joel J. Donhauser, 20, of New Smyrna Beach, died Saturday, May 17, 2008.

Joel was born in Oswego, N.Y., and came to this area in 1999 from Fulton, N.Y. He was active at Servants' Quarters Fellowship, where he recently made a profession of his faith.

Survivors include his parents, Garry and Kelly Donhauser; a daughter, Julianna; a brother, Dylan Donhauser; sisters, Mary Donhauser of New Smyrna Beach, Tanya Smith, his twin, Jolene Donhauser of Rome, N.Y., Kellilynn Stewart of Bremerton, Wash., and Sue Migonis of Hamilton, N.Y.; paternal grandmother, Francis Fairbrother of Phoenix, N.Y.; aunt and uncle, Kevin and Louise Patch of Edgewater; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life was held May 24 at his home.

In lieu of other remembrances, donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 332119.

Condolences may be sent at www.BaldwinBros.net.

Rosario Vitrano

Rosario Vitrano, 73, of Edgewater, died Thursday, May 15, 2008, at home.

Born in Palermo, Italy, Mr. Vitrano, a machine operator, came to this area in November 2004 from New Jersey.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Maddalena "Lina"; two daughters, Anna Maria Vitrano and Gabriella Vitrano, both of Edgewater; one brother, Emmanuele Vitrano of Italy; three sisters, Rosa Monforte, Benedetta Scaparra and Concetta LaBarbera, all of Italy; and several in-laws, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rita Vincenza Vitrano.

A Mass of Christian burial was held May 19 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in New Smyrna Beach.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129.

Condolences may be made at www.settlewilderfuneralhome.com.

Hollis M. Shaw

Hollis M. Shaw, 87, of New Smyrna Beach, died Thursday, May 15, 2008, at his home.

Mr. Shaw was born in Winthrop, Maine, and moved to New Smyrna Beach in 1979 from Hampton, N.H.

He was a building contractor for 50 years and former owner of Woodland Construction in Hampton, N.H., and a Realtor and co-founder of Olde Lantern Realty and Jim Shaw Realty in North Hampton.

Mr. Shaw was a member and past president and treasurer of the New Hampshire Seacoast Board of Realtors, co-founder of the Seacoast Multiple Listing Service as its first treasurer, and member and past president and treasurer of the Hampton Lions Club and was the eyesight chairman for more than 15 years. He also served on the Town of Hampton municipal budget committee for 14 years and was a member of the Star in the East Masonic Lodge and a charter member of the Saint James Lodge of Masons and the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Masons, 32nd degree. He also served as chairman and scout master of the Boy Scout Troop No. 178 in Hampton, sponsored by the local Elks Lodge.

After moving to New Smyrna Beach, he joined the men's, senior's and couple's golf league at New Smyrna Beach Municipal Golf Course and served as president of the Fairgreen Homeowners Association.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Anita C.; two sons, James S. of Barrington, N.H., and Peter M. of Raleigh, N.C.; one sister, Shirley Smith of Brunswick, Maine; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan, and a sister, Dorothy Shaw.

A memorial Mass was held May 21 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in New Smyrna Beach.

Cremation was by Dudley Crematory in New Smyrna Beach; a cremains burial will be at a later date in Hampton.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129.

Dudley Funeral Home, 1108 N. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach, was in charge of arrangements.

Juanita Bolton

Juanita Bolton, age 84, of New Smyrna Beach, died Thursday, May 15, 2008, at HospiceCare Oceanside in Ormond Beach.

Born in Lake Wales, Mrs. Bolton moved to this area in 1936. She was a Volusia County school bus driver for 35 years, a member of Glencoe Baptist Church and a member of the Royal Neighbors.

Survivors include a son, Terry E. of Edgewater; and two brothers, Luther Hathaway of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Arthur Hathaway of Edgewater. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milford E. Bolton.

A funeral was held May 19 at Glencoe Baptist Church in New Smyrna Beach, with the Rev. Barry Campbell officiating. Interment followed in Edgewater/New Smyrna Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in Mrs. Bolton's name to HospiceCare at Oceanside, 264 S. Atlantic Ave., Ormond Beach, FL 32176, or Glencoe Baptist Church, 196 N. Glencoe Road, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168.

Condolences may be sent to www.settlewilderfuneralhome.com.

Settle-Wilder Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 406 S. Orange St., New Smyrna Beach, was in charge of arrangements.

Ronel E. Hollis

Ronel E. Hollis, 80, of Edgewater, formerly of Grand Rapids, Mich., died Thursday, May 15, 2008.

Mr. Hollis served more than three years in the United States Navy during World War II. He joined the Hacienda Veterans the year the unit was formed.

He was a member of American Legion Post 17 in New Smyrna Beach and was a charter member of the Indian River Radio Control Club.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ruth; a son, David of McCarthy, Alaska; sisters, Esther Dise of Florida, Vera Heible of South Carolina and Lois Harkins of Michigan; a sister-in-law, Mary Hollis of Michigan; aunts, Gertrude Mickam of Ohio and Phyllis DeBlau of California; and their families. His son, Mark, preceded him in death July 1, 2001.

A private interment took place at Sea Pines Memorial Gardens in Edgewater.

Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Hollis' name to a charity of one's choice.

Cremation was by Settle-Wilder Funeral Home and Cremation Service in New Smyrna Beach.

George L. Jackson

George L. Jackson, 65, of Edgewater, died Sunday, May 18, 2008, at Bert Fish Medical Center in New Smyrna Beach.

Mr. Jackson, an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, was born in Baltimore, Md., and moved to Edgewater four years ago from Edgewater, Md.

He was a structural craftsman in the U.S. Air Force, with 28 years of service before his retirement.

Mr. Jackson was a member of the American Legion Post 285 in Edgewater.

Survivors include his wife, Donna R. Jackson; his mother, Mary Jackson of Edgewater, Md.; three sons, Mark Koester of Pasadena, Md., Vincent Jackson of San Diego, Calif., and Chris Koester of Edgewater, Md.; two daughters, Vicki Greeninger of Jacksonville and Heidi Thomas of Columbia, Md.; two brothers, Tommy and Robert Jackson, both of Friendship, Md.; one sister, Linda Lonergan of Annapolis, Md.; and eight grandchildren.

A memorial service was held May 22 at the Dudley Edgewater Chapel. Military honors were conducted by members of the American Legion Post 285.

Cremation was by Dudley Crematory in New Smyrna Beach.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1620 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Suite 300, Daytona Beach, FL 32119.

Dudley Edgewater Chapel, 433 N. Ridgewood Ave., Edgewater, was in charge of arrangements.

Debra Ann Rettburg

Debra Ann Rettburg, 55, of New Smyrna Beach, died Friday, May 16 2008, at home.

Born in Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Rettburg came to this area in 1992 from Maryland.

She was a member of the Moose Lodge.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry Rettburg of Edgewater; her mother and father, Thomas Jr. and Avanell Walsh of Edgewater; two sisters, Cheryl Warren of New Smyrna Beach and Mary Quimby of Edgewater; two brothers, Thomas H. Walsh III and Patrick B. Walsh, both of Edgewater; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial was held May 23 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, with the Rev. John S. Murray officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Partnership for Drug-Free America, Attn: Development Office, 405 Lexington Ave., 16th Floor, New York, NY 10174.

Settle-Wilder Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 406 S. Orange St., New Smyrna Beach, was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Margaret Reuter

Mary Margaret Reuter, 86, formerly of New Smyrna Beach, died Sunday, May 18, 2008 in Tennessee.

Mrs. Reuter was born Nov. 17, 1921, in Green County, Tenn.

She and her husband moved to New Smyrna Beach in 1970 from Detroit.

Mrs. Reuter was a member of Church of the Nazarene in New Smyrna Beach.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl. Survivors include three sisters, Alta Heikka, Catherine Finley and Ina Johnson; a brother, Joseph Mullendore; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral services was held May 22 at the Baldwin Brothers Memorial Chapel. Graveside services were May 23 at the Edgewater-New Smyrna Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Service in New Smyrna Beach.

David P. Fagley

David P. Fagley, 49, of Edgewater, died Monday, May 19, 2008, at his home.

Mr. Fagley was born in Toledo, Ohio, and moved to Edgewater 23 years ago from his birthplace.

He was a medical transcriptionist.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth M. "Beth" Fagley; two daughters, Ashley Hartleb of Edgewater and Tiffany Fagley of Plattsburg, N.Y.; and two brothers, Doug Fagley of Orlando and Greg Fagley of Franklin, Tenn.

A celebration of life service was held May 23 at the New Smyrna Beach Hospice House, with the Rev. Mark Spivey of Hospice of Volusia/Flagler officiating.

Cremation was by Dudley Crematory in New Smyrna Beach.

Dudley Edgewater Chapel, 433 N. Ridgewood Ave., Edgewater, was in charge of arrangements.

Robert W. Henning

Robert W. Henning, 83, of New Smyrna Beach, died Monday, May 19, 2008, at his home.

Mr. Henning, an Army veteran of World War II, was born in Rocky River, Ohio, and moved to New Smyrna Beach 21 years ago from Wilbur-By-The-Sea.

A design engineer and inventor of the Ramset Powder Actuated Fastening Tool Systems, he was the owner of 43 patents, three international patents and was instrumental in developing Occupational Safety & Health Administration and American National Standards Institute codes pertaining to the industry.

Mr. Henning was a member of First United Methodist Church of Port Orange and the Men's Garden Club of New Smyrna Beach and Edgewater area.

He received his engineering degree from Cleveland Engineering Institute in Cleveland, Ohio, and was a graduate of executive development at New Haven College in New Haven, Conn.

Survivors include his wife of more than 30 years, April; a son, Kevin Henning and his wife, Sandy, of Findlay, Ohio, and Boerne, Texas; a daughter, Bobbie Ann Maschka and her husband, Mark, of Hampton, Conn.; two brothers, William Henning of Port Orange and James Henning of Garfield Heights, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Mark J., Justin and Katie.

Graveside services will be held at a later date in Connecticut.

Dudley Funeral Home, 1108 N. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach, was in charge of arrangements.

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