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Roberts Funeral Home

The Roberts family has always believed that families deserve unwavering respect and dignity during the entire funeral experience. And it is that family principle which has earned Roberts an unsurpassed reputation throughout Marion County. At Roberts Funeral Homes, we believe that every life is unique. The choices you make to celebrate that life can also be as unique and personalized as you wish. And for those interested in the benefits of planning their arrangements in advance, Roberts Funeral Homes and Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. Roberts Funeral Homes The first Roberts Funeral Home location had its beginning in 1898 when Mr. C.V. Roberts began operating a funeral home in conjunction with his furniture store in Ocala. As the population of Marion County grew and the call for funerals increased, the furniture store was phased out. In 1937, C.V. Roberts passed his funeral business to his son, Edgar S. Roberts. Edgar soon became a community pillar, giving generously to local charities and the arts. He took an active role in civic organizations, and maintained building the Roberts' image of "dignity and caring." The family tradition continued when the business passed to Terry S. Roberts, Edgar's son, in 1992. Following his father's example, Terry also became involved with community clubs and activities, especially youth events. He is an avid supporter of local agricultural and rodeo events, and twice chaired the Southeastern Youth Fair held annually in Ocala. In 1998, Roberts Funeral Home merged with three other funeral homes in Marion County. Bruce Ocala Funeral Home, founded by Roger Wayne Bruce, added two locations : one in east Ocala and the other in the rapidly growing area of west Marion County. Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens This perpetual care cemetery offers 40 acres of beautiful rolling countryside in southwest Ocala. Established during the 1960s, Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens offers ground burial, mausoleum entombment, lawn crypts and cremation niches plus monument and nonmonument sections. Good Shepherd currently has four mausoleums, two chapels and a meditation area. Private family plots and private family mausoleums are also available. The U.S. government offers very generous burial benefits to veterans, their spouses and their eligible children. Our staff takes pride in helping these families receive everything they deserve. The large Veterans Garden of Honor is one of our most popular sections.

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Jeannie M. Bennett

April 18, 1936 - June 17, 2014

Jeannie M. Bennett, 78, of Ft. McCoy, passed away June 17, 2014. She was born in Talladega, AL to Allison and Thelma (Dye) Thrasher. Ms. Bennett came to Florida in 1985 from Alabama. She was Baptist by faith and was a retired CNA who worked for Hospice of Marion County for a number of years. She is survived by her children, Patrick Bennett of Alabama, Deborah Napoli and Jeffrey Bennett both...
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James R. Hinds

December 10, 1936 - June 16, 2014

James R. Hinds, 77, of Ocala passed away June 16, 2014. He was born in Miami, Florida to Milton and Gretchen (Spero) Hinds. Mr. Hinds came to this area 14 years ago from Dade County. He was a US Army Veteran and retired from the Dade County Sheriff's Office after 32 years of service as a Fingerprint Specialist, He played football for Miami High School, the Florida Gators and the FBI football...
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Cindy Ann Slater

September 3, 1962 - June 16, 2014

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John F. Givens

January 27, 1936 - June 14, 2014

It is with a heavy heart that our family announces the passing of its patriarch, John Franklin Givens, after a long illness. Frank was born on January 27, 1936 in Imokalee, Florida. He was raised at the Palm Beach County Children's Home and entered the United States Coast Guard in 1953, serving in the Korean War and in Guam. He retired from military life as a Chief Petty Officer in 1970 and...
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Clemente Abueg De Guzman

October 3, 1937 - June 13, 2014

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Josephine H. Drago

November 12, 1934 - June 12, 2014

Josephine (Josie) Drago, 79, of Ocala, FL, slipped away peacefully Thursday morning, June 12, 2014. She was born Josephine Gertrude Helen Muscat, a mischievous, spirited child, to the late Publio Muscat and Helen (Delia) O'Brien in B'kira, Malta on November 12, 1934. Her indomitable spirit helped her through her pain and sorrows, and multiplied her blessings when times were good. From the age of...
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Frank W. Bradner, Jr.

April 17, 1935 - June 12, 2014

Frank W. Bradner, 79, of Ocala, passed away June 12, 2014. He came to this area 14 years ago from his native, Brooklyn, NY. He was a retired hospital computer technician, US Air Force Veteran of the Korean War and Lutheran by faith. Mr. Bradner was a member of the the Cornucopia Masonic Lodge in Queens, NY and Grand Lecturer for the Eastern Star in the Brooklyn Chapter #2. He also played...
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Janet Brown

August 15, 1943 - June 11, 2014

Janet Brown, 70, of Ocala, passed away June 11, 2014. She was born on Staten Island, NY and came to this area in 1979. Mrs. Brown was a retired hotel receptionist, professional horsewoman and animal rescuer. She was Lutheran by faith. Janet was an extraordinary horsewoman, winning many blue ribbons and trophies, performing barrel racing and the obstacle courses with her white horse Alibi. ...
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Robert W. Hoover

March 7, 1939 - June 11, 2014

Robert W. Hoover, 75, of Ocala, FL, formerly of Bella Vista, AR, Rockton, IL, Appleton, WI and Big Bend, WI passed away June 11, 2014. He was a retired software sales manager, US Army Veteran and former member of Faith United Methodist Church of Greenville, WI and Highlands United Methodist Church of Bella Vista, AR. He is survived by his loving wife, Roberta J. Hoover; son, Dean Hoover ...
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Joseph Giaccone

December 7, 1931 - June 11, 2014

It all started December 7, 1931. Joseph was born two months prematurely to Virginia Puscedu and Giovanni Giaccone who were originally from Sardinia and Sicily, respectively. Brother to Marie Prost who was seven at the time. She would endearingly call him Jojo and he called her Santina. He grew up in the city of St. Etienne, France located on the eastern side of France bordering Switzerland. ...
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Harold R. Loomis

July 19, 1940 - June 10, 2014

Harold "Hal" Loomis, 73, of Ocala passed away June 10, 2014. Born in Parkersburg, IL, he came to this area 17 years ago from Atlanta, GA. He was a retired sales executive for Lucent Technologies and a US Navy Veteran, having served on the USS English. Hal also enjoyed golf and traveling. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Lois K. Loomis; daughters, Tamara Serrato and her children...
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Elizabeth Ann Gianfrancesco

August 14, 1967 - June 9, 2014

Elizabeth was welcomed to the world on August 14, 1967 and went home to heaven on June 9, 2014. Elizabeth was a resident of Dunnellon, Fl. She is survived by her two daughters, Briena and Katrina Gianfrancesco, her brother and sister, Michael and Sharon McDonald, and her nephew and niece, Anthony Hidalgo and Alexzandria McCrae.
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Leonard Perry Temple

July 9, 1933 - June 8, 2014

Leonard Perry Temple, Jr. "Sonny", 80, of Dunnellon, passed away June 8, 2014. Born in Westerville, OH, he came to this area 14 years ago from Columbus, OH. He was a retired lineman for the Timken Roller Bearing Co. and a US Army Veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Temple was a member of the AMVETS, Fraternal Order of Eagles and was a Teamster. He enjoyed golf, bowling and bingo. He is survived...
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Craig John Charest

December 3, 1949 - June 8, 2014

Craig John Charest lost his battle with cancer on June 8, 2014, but won his entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven . Craig was born on December 3, 1949 in Massapequa, New York to James Charest and Helen Tasheiko. He is the eldest of two sisters and one brother. Craig received a bachelor's degree in psychology and dedicated his life to working with children, youth and adults. In addition to working...
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Moses Campbell

January 13, 1931 - June 5, 2014

Moses Campbell was born in Corsicana, Texas in 1930. Life had many challenges for him. Determined to make the very best of life he joined the Army at the age of 16, serving in the US Army, first with the 82d Airborne Division and then Special Forces, for 27 years. Upon retirement from the Army he purchased a Western Auto franchise. Later he sold the store and went to work with the Commissary...
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Billy G. Lauderman

September 23, 1934 - June 4, 2014

Billy G. Lauderman was born in Huntington, West Virginia on September 23, 1934 to the late Lester and Gertrude Lauderman. He was preceded in death by his sister Georgina Jones Lauderman. He passed away on June 4, 2014 at 2:55 pm at the age of 79 at his home in Ocala, FL. He was first and foremost a HUSBAND and FATHER before anything else. He served his country in the United States Navy where...
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Donald N. Hadley

July 27, 1935 - June 3, 2014

Donald N. Hadley, 78, went to be with the Lord on June 3, 2014. He died in his sleep at home in Summerfield, FL after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was born in Buffalo, NY, graduated from the University of Rochester and served six years in the US Army, which included two years of active duty at Fort Knox, KY. Donald retired after 34 years as an accountant for Harrison Radiator, a...
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Edward Joseph McNamara, Sr.

October 9, 1924 - June 2, 2014

Mr. Edward Joseph McNamara Sr., 89, passed away in Ocala, FL on June 2, 2014. Mr. McNamara was born in New York City, NY on October 9, 1924. He was a retired textile business owner and after retirement he raised and trained Thoroughbred and Polo horses. He was a US Navy veteran, moved to this area in 1987 from New York and was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church. He was preceded in death...
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Leo John Gee

November 18, 1928 - May 30, 2014

Leo John Gee, 85 of Summerfield, Florida passed away unexpectedly in Sanford, Fl. on May 30, 2014. Leo was born in Bradford, PA and moved to this area in 1990 from Miami, Fl after retiring from Eastern Airlines after 18 years. Leo was a 21 year veteran of the Air Force and retired as a Master Sergeant. He enjoyed model railroads, classic cars, doing home renovations, wood working, photography and...
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Russell Verne Westgate

January 23, 1932 - May 28, 2014

Mr. Russell Verne Westgate, 82, passed away in Ocala, FL on May 28, 2014. He was born in Camanche, Iowa on January 23, 1932. He was retired from Hospital Maintenance and was formerly a Benedictine Monk with St. Bede Abbey. He is preceded in death by his first wife Janet and his parents. He moved to this area in 1993 from Davenport, Iowa. Russell was a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church...
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David G. Hume

June 26, 1936 - May 28, 2014

David Gordon Hume passed away suddenly on May 28, 2014. He was born on June 26, 1936 in Oak Park, IL to John and Dorothy Hume. After graduating from Oak Park-River Forest High School he attended the University of Colorado and the University of Kansas. David served in the US Army and returned to Chicago where he worked for the Meyercord Company. It was during this time he met and married...
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Harold J. Wright

March 25, 1925 - May 27, 2014

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William James Drake

February 20, 1972 - May 26, 2014

William James "Woody" Drake, 42, of Ocala passed away May 26, 2014 in Pennsylvania. He was born in Ithaca, NY to William John and Ann C (Quick) Roy. William served in the US Navy and was a truck driver. He was raised in Ocala and enjoyed movies, TV (especially Seinfeld and Monk), playing basketball, Bingo with Mom and the Yankees and Seminoles. He was preceded in death by his father, William,...
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Justin Adam Nilson

January 16, 1987 - May 26, 2014

Justin Adam Nilson, 27, of Ocala passed away May 26, 2014. He was born in Ocala on January 16, 1987 to Steve and Renee Nilson. Justin was an assistant manager for a paint store and enjoyed music, movies and skate boarding. He is survived by his Mom and Dad; brother, Eric Nilson of Ocala; paternal grandparents, Elsie and Arthur Nilson of Arlington Heights, IL; maternal grandmother, Wanda...
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mary Elizabeth Trucksess

October 1, 1924 - May 25, 2014

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Trucksess, 89, Of Ocala, FL passed away at Legacy Hospice House on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Mary was born in Allentown, PA on October 1, 1924 to parents, Ralph and Charlotte (Engelhart) Mast. She moved to Ocala 33 years ago from Ft Lauderdale, FL. She was formerly a secretary for the Marion County Humane Society. She started as a volunteer with the Marion County Sheriff's Dept...
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Ruth V. Martin

June 8, 1934 - May 25, 2014

Ruth V. Martin, of Ocala, went to be with the Lord on May 25, 2014. Born in Buffalo, NY to Stephanus and Hedwig (Fardig) Peterson, she moved to Ocala from North Kingstown, RI in 1978. Ruth graduated from Kensington High School in Buffalo, NY, and for a time was employed in the computer department of Twin Coach Aircraft Co. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Marion Oakes and was an...
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Philip Salamone

September 15, 1922 - May 25, 2014

Philip Salamone, 91, of Belleview, passed away May 25, 2014. Born in Brooklyn, NY he came to this area in 1981 from Kings Park, NY. He was a retired electrical inspector for the City of New York, US Army Air Force Veteran of WWII and a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. He was a member of the Yankee Air Force and was honored in 2010 to participate in the Honor Flight to Washington D.C....
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Mary "Jody" Hough

July 19, 1945 - May 25, 2014

Mary Jo "Jody" Hough, 68, of Ocala, passed away May 25, 2014 at Hospice's Legacy House. She was born in Montgomery, Alabama, to Robert Lowell Abernathy and Mary Louise (Hill) Abernathy on July 19, 1945, and is predeceased in death by her father. Jody is survived by her husband, Kenneth Hough of Ocala, FL; mother, Louise Abernathy of FL; 2 sisters; Florence Paulene; and Inell McKinstry, both of AL...
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Charles "Chuck" Wilson

December 14, 1924 - May 24, 2014

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Patricia D. Dalrymple

December 30, 1951 - May 22, 2014

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Loretta E. Mattoon

March 23, 1930 - May 21, 2014

Loretta E. Mattoon, 84 of Ocala, Florida died peacefully on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. She was born 23 March 1930 in Barre, Vermont to Ida and Frank Calcagni. Both of whom died before Loretta was a teenager. In 1942 she was adopted by loving parents Harold and Alice Kendell of Barre, Vermont. She graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre, Vt and from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio...
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Charlotte N. Thomas

March 6, 1919 - May 19, 2014

Charlotte N. Thomas, 95, of Ocala passed away May 19, 2014 at Estelle's Hospice House. She was born March 6, 1919 in New Orleans, LA to Henry Niemeyer and Charlotte Kretschmer. Charlotte worked as a film processor for Universal Studios in New Orleans until her retirement in 1973. She moved to Florala, AL, subsequently to Port Huron, MI and then to Ocala in 1994. She was a member of St. Matthew...
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Sidney P. Dosh, Sr.

May 6, 1918 - May 19, 2014

On May 19, 2014, Sidney Perry Dosh, Sr., 96, passed away at his grandson's home in Ocala. Born in Ocala on May 6, 1918, Sid graduated from Ocala High School in 1936 and he went to work as a service station attendant at the Marion Motor Company's Dodge/Plymouth dealership. The President of the Ocala National Bank, who parked his car at the dealership every day, asked Sid if he'd like to work at...
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Alquimides Archie Arroyo

September 11, 1936 - May 17, 2014

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Jose Juan Santiago

May 3, 1965 - May 16, 2014

Jose Juan Santiago, 49, of Ocala, passed away May 16, 2014. Born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, he came to this area in 2008 from Chicago, IL. He was an automobile mechanic but also enjoyed restoring cars and building models of cars. Mr. Santiago also enjoyed fishing, games on his computer and having coffee with his mom every morning. He is survived by his mother, Maria Coleman of Ocala; step...
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Charles S. Long

November 5, 1923 - May 16, 2014

Mr. Charles S. Long, 90, of Ocala, FL passed away on Friday, May 16, 2014 at Sylvia's Hospice House. Charles was born in Ft Pierce, FL on November 5, 1923 to parents, John B. and Minnie (Young) Long. He was a US Navy veteran and served during WWII. He has been an Ocala resident since 1971 and was a member of Oakcrest Baptist Church. Charles was known for being a Master Cabinet Maker. He is...
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Hardeo Singh

January 21, 1943 - May 14, 2014

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Kendall Dawn Sidle

March 22, 1994 - May 10, 2014

To all that love my sweet Kendall Dawn Sidle, we will be having a Gathering Tribute on May 17,2014 between the hours of 6 & 8 pm. We welcome all to rejoice my only Daughter's Life. It will be held at ROBERTS FUNERAL HOMES, Bruce Chapel East (2739 SE Maricamp Rd. Ocala 732-9944). Thank you all for the kind words & love you have shown our family. Kendall Dawn was 20 & she had a beautiful...
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Alan J Haaker

May 10, 2014

Alan Joseph Haaker (55) of Ocala, FL. Passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014 at his home with his family by his side. Alan had a lifelong passion for his God and Savior, Yeshua (Jesus). Alan loved his family. He enjoyed his 35 year career as a Professional Land Surveyor and Mapper at JH Manucy, JW Brown/Brown Haaker & Owen. He was a member of Living Waters Worship Center where he served in children's...
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Ethel G. Axson

September 28, 1934 - May 10, 2014

Mrs. Ethel G. Axson passed away on May 10, 2014, under the care of Hospice at Sylvia's House in Belleview. She was born on September 28, 1934 in Jefferson County, Florida to parents Oma Mae and William Daws. She was married to her husband of 47 years, William Axson, until his passing in 2008. She is survived by her two children- Margaret Holt and Pete Axson (Michelle), two stepdaughters - Gaye...
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William J. Cauchi

May 28, 1943 - May 7, 2014

Mr. William J. Cauchi, 70, passed away in Ocala, FL on May 7, 2014. He was born in New York City, NY on May 28, 1943. He was a Police officer serving 25 years for the City of Miami, FL Police Dept. and as the Belleview Police Chief prior to finally retiring. He was a US Marine Corps veteran. He moved to this area in 1989 from Miami, FL. He was a past Grand Knight and member of Queen of Peace...
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Debra Jo Trinckes

June 20, 1962 - May 5, 2014

Debra Jo Trinckes was born June 20, 1962 and passed away May 5, 2014 at the age of 51. Deb lived at 32 Wood Ridge Drive in Ocala, Florida for the last year and one half with her husband John Trinckes. She moved to Ocala from Franklin, Wis. where she owned and operated LifeCare Solutions, Inc. an 8 bed group home. She is survived by her husband John Trinckes, her son Jeff Fink of Georgia, her...
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Wallace Wayne Corbin, Sr.

June 23, 1933 - May 3, 2014

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Gary E. Beaubiah, Sr.

October 12, 1938 - May 3, 2014

Gary E. Beaubiah 75, loving husband, father, and friend went home to be with the Lord on Saturday May 3, 2014. A native of Syracuse, NY, Gary is survived by his devoted wife Louise (Pullano) of Ocala, Fl., five children; a son, Gary E. Beaubiah Jr, daughters Bonnie Karasinski (Edward), Tammy Matthews (Morris), step-daughters Rita and Gina Barbato a sister, Barbara Dwyer, several grandchildren...
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Ima Jean Ann Brown

February 21, 1934 - May 1, 2014

Ima Jean Ann Brown, 80, passed away May 1, 2014 at Estelle's Hospice House. She was born in E. St. Louis, IL and moved to Ocala in 1967. In 1980 she moved to Moultrie, Ga. where she taught school for 20 years. In 2003 she moved back to Ocala. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Ocala, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband Henry A....
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Paul James Ruppe

August 14, 1936 - May 1, 2014

Mr. Paul James Ruppe, 77, of Ocala, FL passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Hospice Legacy House. He was born in Houghton, MI on August 14, 1936 to parents, Joseph and Lenore (Yelland) Ruppe. Paul was a US Air Force veteran. He retired as an electrical engineer for Purdue University. Paul was very active with the Boy Scouts of America for over 45 years, serving as a Commissioner for Marion...
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Beverly K. Thomas

July 28, 1943 - May 1, 2014

Beverly K. Thomas, 70, of Ocala, FL passed away peacefully at Shands Medical Center in Gainesville, FL on Thursday, May 1, 2014. She was the wife of Phillip T. Thomas for 35 years. Beverly was born in Morgantown, WV in 1943 and was the daughter of James Harry Gaston and Ethel Dorsey Dent, both deceased. She is survived by her children Mara (Jack) Harrington of Fairfax, VA; Herbert "Klaus" (Lisa)...
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Paul Robert Brinker

May 10, 1926 - April 30, 2014

Ocala - Paul Robert Brinker, 87, of Ocala. Passed away peacefully April 30, 2014. Born in Delmont, Pa. he came to this area 25 years ago after retiring from Westinghouse Union Switch and Signal. He was a board member of the Home Owners Association of Palm Cay, where he lived. He was also an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ocala. Proceeded in death by his wife Dolores Brinker....
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Joan C. Sleeth

January 20, 1938 - April 30, 2014

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Ruby Lucille Grube

March 22, 1936 - April 29, 2014

Mrs. Ruby Lucille Grube, 78, of Ocala, FL passed away peacefully on April 29, 2014 at Legacy Hospice House. Ruby was born in Vernon, Illinois on March 22, 1936 to parents, Charles and Wava (Speer) Rosenbaum. She married Roger Grube on October 14, 1961. For many years, she was a ceramics instructor. Ruby and Roger loved to travel to the Hawaiian Islands and had the privilege to go several times....
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Wilbur F. Matchett

April 13, 1925 - April 28, 2014

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Virgil L. Davis

November 29, 1923 - April 26, 2014

Virgil L. Davis, 90, of Ocala, formerly of Boca Raton, passed away April 26, 2014. He was born in East St. Louis, IL and was a US Army Veteran of WWII. Mr. Davis resided in Boca Raton for 25 years and retired from Morse Operations as a Service Director. He was a member of the Elks and enjoyed golf, dancing and singing. He is survived by his son, Gary L. Davis (Madeline) of O'Brien, FL;...
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John Chacho

October 8, 1932 - April 25, 2014

John Chacho, 81, of Ocala passed away Friday, April 25, 2014. Born in Yonkers, New York on October 8, 1932, he was in the United States Army 82nd Airborne Division as a paratrooper and served during the Korean War where he earned three Bronze Service Stars. John was a retired Sears Automotive employee that loved a good argument, a good joke and a chance to pass on his wisdom. He is preceded in...
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Carol Ann Derr - Kosinski

February 8, 1942 - April 25, 2014

Carol Derr-Kosinski of The Villages, Florida passed away peacefully on Friday April 25, 2014. Carol was born February 8, 1942 in Salem, Massachusetts. Carol is survived by her husband Ed Kosinski of The Villages, Florida and her six children Linda Pchelka of Columbia, Maryland; Sherri Szczepanski and her husband Tim of Elma, New York; George Derr and his wife Michele of Hazleton, Pennsylvania;...
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William Steven Bray

May 2, 1947 - April 24, 2014

William Steven Bray died April 24, 2014 following an extended illness over the past year. A native of Ocala, Florida he was the son of the late J.W. Bray and Sybil Browne Bray. Steve was born May 2, 1947 and was 66 years old. He was married to the former Karen Powell. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children: Laurie Ryan of Atlanta, Georgia, Robby (Jaime) Bray, and Mike ...
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James Gilbert Rockwell

April 12, 1932 - April 23, 2014

James Gilbert Rockwell, 82, of Ocala passed away April 23, 2014. Born in Wheelersburg, Ohio he came to this area 10 years ago from Agawam, Massachusetts. Mr. Rockwell was a US Air Force Veteran of the Korean War, retired railroad engineer and F.E.M.A. Generalist where he helped with Hurricane Katrina and Super Storm Sandy. He has received several awards for his service. He was 7th Day Adventist...
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Eleanor Marie Matea

December 4, 1934 - April 23, 2014

Mrs. Eleanor Marie Matea, 79, passed away in Key West, FL on April 23, 2014. She was born in Houtzdale, PA on December 4, 1934. She was a retired Nurse and was a very dedicated caregiver. Eleanor was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala, FL. She was a devoted loving mother. She moved to this area in 1997 from Key West, FL. Eleanor is survived by a daughter: Karen Richards (Paul) of...
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Bertha Josephine Svetich

April 22, 1925 - April 23, 2014

Bertha Josephine Svetich, 89, of Ocala, Fl. Passed away, April 23, with her devoted daughter at her side. Born to John and Rose (Angello) Starovoyt in Pennsylvania, April 22, 1925, she then moved with her family to Detroit, Michigan. Bertha married Rudolph "Rudy" James Svetich and moved to Ocala in 1985. She is predeceased by her husband of 52 years. She is survived by her daughter, Marie (Harold...
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Lorraine A. Graves

December 28, 1929 - April 20, 2014

Lorraine Avis (Thompson) Graves(84), daughter of Maurice A. Thompson and Glenys Myrick Thompson died on 4/20/2014 after a long illness. Widow of the Rev. Thomas H. Graves, I, D.A.O. She was a member of TOPS chapter #FL610, Ocala. She was a Girl Scout Leader for many years, part of the Clinton, CT Choral Society, enjoyed bird watching, and loved crafts of all kinds for which she won sewing...
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Epifanio DeJesus

April 16, 1937 - April 18, 2014

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Donald Pothul

April 17, 2014

Donald Pothul, 81, passed away on April 17th at Legacy House Hospice. Donald was born in Great Barrington, MA. He was an Artist and retired Art Teacher from Enfield, CT. In 1973 the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum accepted his original painting, "Renaissance Man II" as part of their exhibit. Donald served as Docent for the Appleton Museum of Art. He is survived by his greatly beloved wife of 56...
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Ralph Joseph Bibeau

February 7, 1923 - April 16, 2014

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Robert Hans Kramer, Sr.

April 19, 1924 - April 15, 2014

Mr. Robert Hans Kramer Sr., 89, passed away on April 15, 2014 after an extensive battle with cancer. He is survived by his Son Robert H. Kramer Jr. (Kim); Jeffrey D. Halter (Jackie); A daughter Kimberly Suzanne Kramer (Mike) and his loving Life companion Mariann Brosh. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren and Mariann's five children, ten grandchildren and...
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Ramon Rodriguez-Herrera

September 4, 1952 - April 15, 2014

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Woodrow "Woody" Gatehouse

July 10, 1948 - April 15, 2014

Mr. Woodrow C. Gatehouse "Woody" passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Ocala Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 17th from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM at Roberts Funeral Homes Bruce Chapel West, 6241 SW Hwy 200, with a prayer service at 6:00 PM. Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery at 1:30 PM Friday, April 18th, with military honors. Please visit...
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Apolonia "Polly" Musiel

August 9, 1926 - April 13, 2014

MUSIEL, APOLONIA A. Ocala - Mrs. Apolonia A.Musiel "Polly" passed away at Legacy Hospice House on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Polly was born in Lackawanna, NY on August 9, 1926. She was the proud owner of "Cakes By Polly", making any type of wedding cakes. Polly moved to Ocala from West Palm Bch, FL in 1980 and became a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her...
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Floyd Wayne O'Banion

October 15, 1921 - April 13, 2014

Floyd Wayne O'Banion, 92, of Summerfield, Florida, passed away April 13, 2014 with his devoted wife of 71 years, Alma Bell O'Banion at his side. He was a Navy Veteran, serving in WWII and a retired Railroad Engineer. Born and married in Lexington, Kentucky, he resided in Hamilton Square, New Jersey with wife and 5 children for 45 years. He retired after 59 years traveling to Marshalls Creek in...
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Kenneth L. Volk

September 3, 1929 - April 12, 2014

Mr. Kenneth L. Volk, 84, passed away in Ocala, FL on April 12, 2014. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on September 3, 1929. He was a US Navy Veteran. He was a retired Tool and Die Engineer. He is a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church and the Angelo Santos VFW (life member) both of Ocala. Ken loved sports especially baseball and played baseball for OTOW. He moved to this area in 1991 from Long...
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Richard David Fuller

May 9, 1930 - April 10, 2014

Mr. Richard D. Fuller of Dunnellon, FL went home to be with the Lord Thursday April 10, 2014 from the Legacy Hospice House in Ocala. Richard is a second generation Florida native. He is an Army Veteran and retired from Burroughs Corp. He was a member of Dunnellon Presbyterian Church for over 20 years. He is survived by his loving wife Helen of 56 years; one son David Fuller, a daughter Lynda...
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Matti Tapio Palmu

June 18, 1928 - April 8, 2014

Mr. Matti T. Palmu of Ocala, FL went home to be with his Lord, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Matti was born in Finland in 1928. He immigrated to Canada with his parents, brother and his brother's wife in the late 1940's. He met his wife, Loraine, at Suomi College in the upper peninsula of Michigan. They eventually settled in Fenton, Michigan. Matti worked as a carpenter until 1996, when they...
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Adamae Barbara La Croix

February 10, 1932 - April 7, 2014

Adamae Barbara La Croix, 82, of Reddick, passed away April 7, 2014. Born in Portland, Oregon she came to this area in 1995 from California. She was President and Horsewoman of Meadowbrook Farms, graduate of Florida Atlantic University and was an active member of the Church of Christ, Ocala. She is survived by sons, David La Croix of Playa del Rey, CA and Donald La Rene of Dania, FL; 6...
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Virginia E. Englebright

January 15, 1931 - April 6, 2014

Virginia E. Englebright, 83, a musician and educator passed away peacefully on April 6, 2014. She was born in Miami, FL on January 15, 1931 and graduated from Miami-Edison Sr. High and Florida State University with a Masters of Music. She also studied music at the University of Miami, University of Cincinnati, Amherst College in MA and opera in Milano, Italy. She was a Soprano Soloist with the...
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Alfred A. Baur

October 19, 1926 - April 4, 2014

Alfred A. Baur was born on October 19, 1926 and passed away on April 04, 2014. Al was a resident of Ocala, FL. He was the husband of the late Dorothy Baur (Horton) and survived by his daughter, Karen A. Baur of Belleview and Ken Baur of Winthrop, MA. He is also survived by six grandchildren; Jennifer Logan, Sharon Logan, Brendan Logan, Russell A. Baur, Jason M. Baur and Daniel E. Baur as well as...
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James Michael Vincent Contento

October 21, 1946 - April 1, 2014

James Michael Vincent Contento, 67, of Ocala, passed away on April 1st, 2014. He had battled Cancer and died in dignity and comfort at home Jim was born in Cincinnati Ohio and had a long career as Store Manager for Kmart in many locations, his favorite in New Orleans La. He also was a Foster care worker and a Child Protective Investigator for DCF. He enjoyed being a teacher in Marion County...
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Helen Chapek Spoolstra

August 23, 1922 - March 29, 2014

Mrs. Helen C. Spoolstra, 91, of Ocala, Fl passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Legacy Hospice House. Helen was born in Chicago, Il on August 23, 1922 to parents, Ladimir and Anna (Wiedemann) Chapek. She has been an Ocala resident since 1969, moving here from Island Lake, Il. Helen retired as a Senior Inspector for Martin Marietta. She was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in...
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Wilma E. Ausflug

July 31, 1932 - March 24, 2014

Wilma E. Ausflug (Nee Dobkoski) Loving wife of the late Fred J. Ausflug III of Ocala, Florida; mother of Fred J Ausflug the IV of Kelleys Island, Ohio; Christiane Anderson of Lakewood, Ohio and Christopher Ausflug of Euclid, Ohio. Grandmother of six and Great Grandmother of nine, entered into rest March 24, 2014.
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Bruce E. Flaig

October 27, 1936 - March 24, 2014

Mr. Bruce E. Flaig, 77, passed away in Ocala, FL on March 24, 2014. He was born on October 27, 1936 in Whitewater, WI. Bruce was a retired salesman. He moved to this area in 2001 from Alabama. He is preceded in death by a daughter, Gloria. Bruce was a fun loving, happy person that always made others happy. He enjoyed RVing and camping. Bruce is survived by his loving wife Johnnie of 46 years. Two...
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Myrtle Celestine Akins

May 18, 1925 - March 22, 2014

Mrs. Myrtle Celestine Akins passed away on March 22, 2014 at her daughter's home in Ocala, FL. Celestine as she was called, was born in Richmond, VA on May 18, 1925 and moved to Jacksonville, FL at the age of 14. Her parents were Horace and Mary Jane McGraw. Celestine is preceded in death by her husband Thomas T. Akins after almost 73 years of marriage, her parents and her sister, Virginia Lee...
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Jean Egger

March 11, 1928 - March 21, 2014

Jean Egger, 86, of Ocala passed away March 21, 2014. Born in Miami, FL she came to this area in 1974 from the Panama Canal Zone. She was a retired computer teacher from Reddick Collier Elementary School and a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. She was a pilot, hunter, diver and enjoyed boating swimming and the beach. She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, George; children,...
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Austin C. Cash

January 22, 1937 - March 20, 2014

Austin C. Cash, 77, of Micanopy, FL went to be with the Lord on Mar. 20 at home from a lengthy illness. Mr. Cash was born to Randolph and Edith Cash of Landrum, SC on Jan. 22, 1937. A North Carolina native, he moved to Ocala, FL in 1974. He was a respected horseman of 60 years who was passionate about his family, his work and his pets. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Nancy Ida...
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George Henry Foss

October 24, 1926 - March 20, 2014

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Richard "Dick" Brantley III

April 3, 1937 - March 18, 2014

Richard "Dick" Alexander Brantley III of Chiefland, Fl passed away at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, Fl on March 18, 2014. He was 76. He was a retired Levy County Corrections Officer. He enjoyed fishing, watching Nascar, and spending time with friends and loved ones. He is survived by 2 brothers, Ed Brantley of Flower Mound, Tx and Steve Brantley (Jane) of Tampa, Fl, 6...
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Francis Frank Vautier

May 7, 1940 - March 18, 2014

Mr. Francis "Frank" Joseph Vautier. 73, of Ocala, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Frank was born in Bellingham, WA on May 7, 1940 to parents, George and Allegra (O'Rouark) Vautier. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He attended St Michaels College in Santa Fe, NM. He worked for over 20 years for U.S. News and World Report in Washington, DC. Frank was preceded in death by his...
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Charles "Chuck" Liotti

February 24, 1928 - March 18, 2014

Charles "Chuck" Liotti was born in Buffalo, NY in 1928. Chuck graduated from the University of Buffalo and served during WWII as a Navy Corpsman. He was married to MaryAnn Kipp for 63 years until his beloved wife passed away in September of 2013. Chuck was a wonderful father to 5 children, Michael (& Marta); Colleen (& Kenny); Tracey (&Larry); John (&Vivian) and Kelley. He is known as "Pop-Pop"...
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Jean "Honi" Hardman

October 17, 1939 - March 17, 2014

Jean "Honi" Hardman, 74, of Ocala, Florida and formerly a resident of Commerce, GA, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 17, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Jean was an angel on earth who was devoted to her family. She is survived by her devoted husband of 56 years, Doyle Hardman; three loving children - Cathy Laurito, Tim Hardman, and Laura Napier ; eight grandchildren and 14 great...
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Gordon H. Jerome

May 16, 1926 - March 16, 2014

Gordon H. "Gordy" Jerome, 87, of Silver Springs passed away March 16, 2014 at his home. Born in Rochester, NY he came to this area in 1982 from Fairport, NY. He was a US Army Veteran of WWII where he received two Purple Hearts. Mr. Jerome retired from the NY Department of Transportation and was an avid sports fan, especially the Florida Gators and the NY Yankees. He is survived by his...
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Alan R. White

January 20, 1942 - March 15, 2014

Mr. Alan R. White, 72, of Ocala, passed away at his residence on March 15, 2014. Alan was born in New York, NY on January 20, 1942 to parents, Frederick and Thelma (Page) White. Alan served in the US Air Force in Korea. . He was an accomplished mechanic and was a Florida resident since 1979. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Bill White. Survivors include his wife of 35 yeas...
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Daniel Richard Whitbeck

June 27, 1940 - March 14, 2014

Daniel Richard Whitbeck 73, of Ocala, Florida, died Friday, March 14, 2014 after a courageous six month battle with cancer. Dan was born in Salisbury, Connecticut on June 27, 1940 to the late C. Ward Whitbeck and Loretta (Pitcher) Whitbeck. He attended Housatonic Valley Regional High School. He owned and operated Whitbeck's Tree Service, and served on the Monterey Police Department for several...
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Monica T. Sullivan

May 20, 1930 - March 14, 2014

Mrs. Monica T. Sullivan, 83, passed away in Ocala, FL on March 14, 2014. She was born on May 20, 1930 in Pittsburgh, PA. She is predeceased by her loving husband Edward of 59 years, whom she married in 1949. She was a retired hospital billing clerk. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her greatest joy was the time spent with her family. A devoted Catholic and member of Queen of Peace...
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Robert Vincent Schultz

December 12, 1936 - March 12, 2014

Robert Vincent "Bob" Schultz, 77, of Ocala, FL passed away March 12, 2014. Born in Milmont Park, PA. He moved to Florida 7 years ago from Cape May County, NJ. He was a retired maintenance supervisor for the Camden County School District after many years in construction. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Mary Jane Schultz; children, Ann Marie Reardon (Mike) of Cape May Court House...
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James S. Barzey

October 28, 1922 - March 10, 2014

James Samuel Barzey was born on the beautiful island of Montserrat, West Indies, on October 28, 1922 to the late William Henry Barzey and Anne Francis Boatswain. He was one of 7 children. He was educated in Monserrat, and went to college at Carribean Union College, now Northern Carribean University, in Trinidad, West Indies. After college, James moved to New York and began working as a printer....
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Howard "Stan" LeCain

March 30, 1931 - March 10, 2014

H.S LeCain, Sr. Mr. Howard Stanley "Stan" LeCain Sr., 82, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014. He was born on March 30, 1931, the son of Thomas L. and Gladys (Dickey) LeCain in Miami, FL. Stan was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and a loyal friend. He loved fishing, painting, antique furniture restoration, was an incredible cook, and a lover of all animals. He will be most...
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Eileen B. Sipher

February 4, 1941 - March 10, 2014

EILEEN B. SYPHER, 73 Eileen B. Sypher, 73, of Ocala, passed away Monday, March 10th, 2014. Eileen was born in Brooklyn, NY, on February 4th, 1941. She spent her early years in Bay Ridge, then Hicksville and Baldwin, NY, through her school years. Eileen graduated high school at Queen of The Rosary Academy in Amityville and attended Oswego State University. Eileen married her childhood...
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Edwin Soto

December 20, 1963 - March 7, 2014

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Stella A. Dlhosh

February 7, 1930 - March 7, 2014

Mrs. Stella A. Dlhosh, 84, of Ocala, FL died at her residence on March 7, 2014. Mrs. Dlhosh was born in Yonkers, NY on February 7, 1930 to parents, Martin and Bessie (Slota) Dragon. Stella was a proud homemaker and caregiver, especially for her husband, William. She also enjoyed bowling and golf. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Dlhosh on December 20, 2013. She was loved and will...
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Norma Jeanne Middlecamp

September 1, 1934 - March 6, 2014

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Neil Norman Kuntz

May 18, 1929 - March 5, 2014

Neil N Kuntz, 84, of Ocala, Florida,died Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Ocala Regional Medical Center. He was born May 18, 1929 in Minneapolis, MN. After many years with major fire and casualty insurance companies, he retired as Vice-President of marketing services of the insurance unit of First Bank System Inc. in Minneapolis, MN. He loved to play the saxophone and was in several bands, the...
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Robert Alvarez

February 6, 1921 - March 3, 2014

Robert Alvarez, 93, of Ocala, passed away March 3, 2014. He was born in New York City, graduated from City University, NY and was also a US Army Veteran of WWII. He worked on the "Manhattan Project" and retired from a long career with the National Bureau of Standards. Mr. Alvarez was a Catholic by faith, enjoyed traveling and is survived by his wife of 40 years, Evangelia Alvarez; son, David...
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Richard "Ric" Roos

August 10, 1959 - March 3, 2014

Richard "Ric" Charles Roos passed away on March 3, 2014 at 54 years old. Ric was born on August 10, 1959 in Erie, Pennsylvania to Richard and MaryAnn Roos. He moved to Ocala, Fl in 1970 with his family. He graduated with an Associate's Degree from Central Florida Community College. Ric was a consultant/ manager for MaryAnn's Uniforms. He enjoyed spending time with his best friends Al Lamb...
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Kenneth D. McInnis

July 21, 1938 - March 2, 2014

Kenneth D. McInnis, 75 of Ocklawaha passed away March 3, 3014 at his home. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts and was a US Navy Veteran, retired appliance repairman and a member of the Ride for Jesus Cowboy Church. He is survived by his children, Tammy Proctor of Nashua, NH, Diane Philpott of Loveland, CO, Al McInnis of Nashua, NH, Wendy Freeland of Hornell, NY, Jodi Clark of Loxahatchee, FL,...
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