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Obituaries
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Posted: 2011 Oct 28 - 00:03

Walter Czarniawski

Walter Czarniawski, 88, died Oct. 17 in New Smyrna Beach.

He was born May 14, 1923 in Herkimer, N.Y., died Oct.17, in New Smyrna Beach.

Son of Anna and Nars Czarniawski, He served in the Army on the front lines with the 318th infantry Regiment (The Blue Ridge Division) in World War II from 1943 to 1946. He was awarded a purple heart and a bronze star for his service and sacrifice.

He loved to fish and hunt in the Adirondacks where he was a proud member of the Adirondack Conservation Council. He spent his winters fishing and combing the beaches in New Smyrna Beach, where he eventually moved full-time.

He leaves behind two nephews, Shawn and Chad O'Neil and their wives and children; a cousin, Carol Wagner; and "the girls" whom he thought of as his daughters, Nora and Monica Burke.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations to Raquette Lake Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 160, Raquette Lake, NY 13436.

Condolences may be made online at www.settlewilderfuneralhome.com.

Arrangments were handled by Settle-Wilder Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 406 S. Orange St., New Smyrna Beach.

Brandie Rose Gonczy

Brandie Rose Gonczy, 29, of Weirsdale, died Oct. 15, at her residence.

Born in Eustis, she graduated from Eustis High School, and worked as a Certified Nurse Assistant in the home healthcare industry.

As a caregiver, she lived in Edgewater and helped to take care of her grandfather William before his death.

Survivors include her daughter, Triana Rose Gonczy; mother, Beatrice Mae Shawhan of Weirsdale; grandmother Beatrice Rose Shawhan of Edgewater; her aunt, Debby Shawhan of Pearland, Texas; two uncles, Bill Shawhan and his wife Maria of London, Ontario, Canada and Don Shawhan and his wife, Nancy, of West Milford, W.V.; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather and her Aunt Vicki.

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, Edgewater Care Center, 4140 S. Ridgewood Ave., Edgewater, FL 32141.

Condolences may be made online at www.settlewilderfuneralhome.com.

Jack L. O'Steen

Jack L. O'Steen, 64, of Edgewater, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, at his home.

Born in Washington, D.C., Mr. O'Steen, a police officer, moved to this area in 2005 from Virginia. He served in the U.S. Military and was a veteran of the Vietnam War, was a member of the American Legion Post 285 and Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 4242, both in Edgewater.

He loved his family and friends, and lived for his wife, Patricia Tessitore. He will be terribly missed.

Condolences may be made online at www.settlewilderfuneralhome.com

Arrangments were handled by Settle-Wilder Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 406 S. Orange St., New Smyrna Beach.

Marjorie P. Rhoads

Marjorie P. Rhoads, 88, of New Smyrna Beach, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 a Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, Edgewater. No services are planned.

Born in Schaghticoke, N.Y., Ms. Rhoads moved to this area in 2000 from Titusville. A secretary for Rocketdyne Aerospace for many years, she was a Florida Gold Star Mother, a member of the VFW Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, DAVA, and the Elks.

Survivors include her husband, Charles M. Webb; two daughters, Patricia Aliff of New Smyrna Beach and Geraldine DiRisio of Mims; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren, and two great-great grandsons. She was preceded in death by two sisters Elaine Carpenter and Isabella Cupples, and a brother Francis Pitcher.

Condolences may be made online at www.settlewilderfuneralhome.com.

Arrangments were handled by Settle-Wilder Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 406 S. Orange St., New Smyrna Beach, Florida.




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