Celebrity Obituaries

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Leona Krohn

June 15, 1918 - March 25, 2015

On March 25th the world lost an amazing woman, Leona Krohn. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Irene and Jimmy Jaffa; her grandchildren, Andrew, Daniel, and Laura (Vinger) and ten great-grandchildren. She was a holocaust survivor who had fled for her life traveling from her parent's home in Lodz, Poland. She escaped with her husband Mark over 2000 miles first to Siberia surviving...
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Albert Levy

July 2, 1926 - March 24, 2015

Albert Levy, 88, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 24th , 2015. He was born July 2nd ,1926 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was preceded in death by Alix Schaul Levy, loving sisters, Victoria Schauer and Lillian Borgh. He is survived by children, Adele (Thomas) Lewis, Allison (Freddy) Bailys, Cathy Bowyer, Lewis (Bonnie-Sue) Levy, Helene (Randy) Reynolds. Proud Grandfather of Gregory Henry Lewis,...
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Paulette Catherine Lukaszewski

July 10, 1944 - March 23, 2015

Paulette Catherine Lukaszewski, age 70, of Jacksonville, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 23, 2015. A funeral service will be held at eleven o'clock in the morning on Wednesday, March 25th at Hardage ''' Giddens, The Oaklawn Chapel with burial to follow in Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening, March 24th from six o'clock until eight o'clock at the funeral...
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Elizabeth Glisson Deaux

October 2, 1954 - March 20, 2015

Elizabeth Glisson Deaux died peacefully at her home in Jacksonville, Florida of multiple myeloma on Friday morning, March 20, 2015 at the age of 60. A wife, the mother of one daughter and two sons, the oldest sister to three brothers, she was born on October 2, 1954 to Donald and Sarah Glisson in Washinton D.C. She moved to Jacksonville in 1962. Her father is the retired CEO of Triad Financial...
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James L. Teter

April 17, 1946 - March 19, 2015

TETER: James L. Teter, age 68, departed this life on Thursday, March 19, 2015. He was born in Elkins, West Virginia and raised in Jacksonville. He attended Englewood Elementary and Englewood High School. James is a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1966-1968, during the Vietnam era, in the 7th Army 4th Brigade in Stuttgart, Germany. He was awarded the Good Conduct medal and Sharp...
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Theresa Virginia Sechman Baker

September 2, 1956 - March 16, 2015


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Mickey Lindsay Parrish

July 27, 1930 - March 15, 2015

Mickey Lindsay Parrish left his home on earth March 15, 2015 to go and live eternally with Jesus Christ his Savior in heaven. Mickey was born July 27, 1930 in Water Valley, Mississippi. He moved to Florida in 1935 with his mother and attended local schools. After high school, he joined the U.S. Army and served as a paratrooper in the 11th Airborne Division in Japan, the 82nd Airborne Division in...
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Dorothy Mae Teague

January 22, 1933 - March 14, 2015

Dorothy Mae Teague, age 82 of Jacksonville, Florida passed away unexpectedly on March 14, 2015. She was born in Jacksonville on January 22nd, 1933 to the late Olen and Emma Sorrells. Dorothy was one of a kind, a gentle soul, a generous spirit, a true sweetheart that would light up a room when she entered it. Dorothy will be remembered as a dedicated and loving mother, grandmother, great...
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Karen Christopher Smith

May 22, 1957 - March 14, 2015

Karen Christopher Smith was born to JC and Sally Christopher on 5-22-1957 in Gainesville, FL. She attended Ft White elementary school, and graduated from Branford high school in 1975, where she served as class president, cheerleader, and Ms Branford High School. She was crowned Newberry Watermelon Queen in 1975. She graduated from LCCC in 1977 with an AS in nursing. She began her nursing career...
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Joan Bollo Bastien

February 23, 1935 - March 14, 2015

Joan Bollo Bastien, died peacefully in her sleep at home, surrounded by friends and family on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Joan lived a long and faithful life. She attended Adelphi University, where she studied education, receiving a degree in early childhood education upon her graduation, after which she worked as an elementary teacher. During her 80 years, she was lucky enough to live in several...
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Catherine Wolz Delegal

August 20, 1913 - March 12, 2015

Catherine Wolz Delegal, 101 years old, of Fernandina Beach, died March 12, 2015 at Community Hospice, Jane & Bill Warner Center for Caring. She was born July 20, 1913, in Eustis, Florida, daughter of Frank G. and Pearl Wolz. She grew up in Gainesville and graduated from Gainesville High School.She was a retired teacher with a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Florida and a...
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Mary Russell Morcom

September 28, 1922 - March 12, 2015


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Joseph Honigman

March 13, 1937 - March 10, 2015

We are saddened by the passing late Tuesday night of Dr. Joseph Honigman, a beloved long-time member and past president of the Jacksonville Jewish Center Board of Directors. The funeral service will be held on Friday, March 13, (his birthday) at 10:00 AM at the Jacksonville Jewish Center , immediately followed by interment at the New Center Cemetery. We extend our condolences to his wife Wendy;...
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Steven Mark Scheck

February 11, 1958 - March 10, 2015

Funeral service for Steven Mark Scheck, 57, of Jacksonville who passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015 will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at two o'clock in the afternoon at Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church, with Rev. George Johnson officiating. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, he was a son of Gerald and Donna Scheck. Steve graduated from both Capital University in Columbus, OH and the...
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Sherry Eron Skinner

March 1, 1942 - March 7, 2015

SKINNER, Sherry Eron went home to be with the Lord on March 7, 2015. Sherry was born March 1, 1942 in Asheville, North Carolina, the daughter of James E. Faircloth and Muriel G. (Mann) Faircloth. She is best remembered for her strong devotion to her Lord and care in raising her family. Sherry was predeceased by her parents, her husband of 41 years, Marvin D. Skinner, and her brother James...
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Yankel Munevich Sonis

February 1, 1927 - March 7, 2015


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Kenneth C. Dufford

April 14, 1928 - March 2, 2015

Kenneth C. Dufford passed away peacefully on March 2, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born April 14, 1928 in Lone Star, South Carolina to Cronk and Vermelle Dufford. After graduating from The Citadel in 1949, Kenneth served in the United States Air Force. He married Emogene Rickenbaker on March 3, 1951. Following his military service, Kenneth spent the duration of his career in the...
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Violet Walters Skinner

March 28, 1927 - March 2, 2015

Violet Finney Walters Skinner went home to be with the Lord on March 2, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Charles Brightman Skinner. They have four children and ten grandchildren: Susan Skinner Thomas (Lanny) of Jacksonville, Florida and their children Page Skinner Thomas and Brightman Samuel Thomas; Patty Skinner Campbell (Doug) of Highlands, NC and their twins Jessica Skinner Campbell and...
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Christopher Glenn Streett

January 17, 1980 - February 28, 2015

Christopher Glenn Streett was born on January 17, 1980 and departed this world on February 28, 2015. He leaves behind his wife, Jennifer Streett, who was the love of his life. The two have been inseparable since 1992 when they became fast childhood friends. He also leaves behind his beautiful daughter, Alyssa Streett and his charismatic son, Christopher (CJ) Streett, Jr.; mother, Brenda Dooley...
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Brooks Herbert Gordon

November 16, 1928 - February 28, 2015

Brooks Herbert Gordon, 86, passed away on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at his home in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born on November 16, 1928 in New Albany, Indiana to Hugh and Ruth (Brooks) Gordon. Brooks grew up in New Albany, IN. He married Mary Janette Clayton in 1954. He graduated from New Albany High School and attended the University of Louisville where he received a Bachelor's...
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Clayton Pitts

February 24, 1926 - February 27, 2015

Clayton Pitts, 89, passed away Friday, February 27, 2015. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Oaklawn Funeral Home in Jacksonville, FL. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Jacksonville, FL.Mr. Pitts was born February 24, 1926 to Charlie McGee Pitts and Beulah E. Pitts in Tifton Georgia. He moved to Jacksonville where he was the owner and operator of the Diamond Fence...
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Lynne Marie Fossey

October 21, 1941 - February 26, 2015

In loving memory of Lynne Marie Reichow Fossey, born October 10, 1941 in St. Paul, Minnesota, passed on February 26, 2015 at 5:20pm due to complications from cancer. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Ralph A. Fossey Jr.; brother, Gary Reichow; sister-in-law, Toni Reichow and her daughters Jacqueline M. and Cynthia L. Fossey. Lynne was always full of life and enjoyed every day. She loved...
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William Albert Giberson

November 23, 1930 - February 22, 2015


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Eola Kyzer Treadwell

November 13, 1920 - February 22, 2015

TREADWELL: Eola Kyzer Treadwell, known to her friends as "Kay", passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2015 surrounded by her family and friends. She was born in Mims, Florida, attended the local schools, graduated from Titusville High and later FCCJ in Jacksonville. She moved to Jacksonville during World War II and worked for a number of years in the general superintendent's office at the...
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Wilton Reinaldo Grubb

July 21, 1936 - February 21, 2015

Wilton Reinaldo Grubb, age 78, of Jacksonville passed away Saturday, February 21, 2015. Born in High Point, North Carolina in 1936, he was a son of the late Bill and Ethel Grubb. Reinaldo graduated from High Point Central High School in 1956. His career took him many places, working with Kennedy Space Center during the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space programs, notably he was responsible for...
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Erolyn Jenkins McAuley

December 21, 1930 - February 20, 2015

Erolyn Jenkins McAuley died on February 20, 2015. She was born on December 21, 1930 in Westminster, Maryland, daughter of Dr. Edgar Bryan Jenkins and Antoinette Smith Jenkins. Lyn grew up in Nashville, North Caroline and graduated from Nashville High School in 1948. She played basketball and was valedictorian. She attended East Carolina College and Duke University. She played college basketball...
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Pierre Mkhachen

June 26, 1960 - February 19, 2015

Mr. Pierre Mkhachen passed away unexpectedly at the Mayo Clinic on February 19, 2015 at Jacksonville, Florida surrounded by his family and friends. Pierre was born June 26, 1960 in Damascus, Syria. The Mkhachen's immigrated to Canada in 1975 where they settled in Edmonton, Alberta. Pierre and his family relocated to his present home in Jacksonville in 2002.Pierre is survived by his beloved wife...
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Pamela Knotts Lynch

September 30, 1955 - February 16, 2015

Pamela Knotts Lynch, 59, passed away on Monday, February 16, 2015. She was born in Jacksonville, Florida on September 30, 1955. She is survived by her loving husband of 33 years John; sister, Terry Sowder (Allen); brothers, John J Knotts and William Knotts; step-father of 26 years, Lloyd Wilson; brother-in-law,Patrick Lynch (Lisa); sister-in-law,Maureen Halleck (Walter); brother-in-law,...
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Edith Norma Powell Clark

September 22, 1920 - February 15, 2015

CLARK: Edith Norma Powell Clark "Aunt Edie" ''' Passed from this life on February 15, 2015 in Green Cove Springs. Edith, a long time Jacksonville resident, was born September 22, 1920, in Columbia South Carolina. She worked for 23 years for the J.C. Penney Corporation. Edith was a wonderful daughter, a devoted wife and mother, and dear friend to many. Edith was preceded in death by her...
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Patricia D. Snow

August 2, 1930 - February 14, 2015

Patricia Snow was born on August 2, 1930, in Wilmington, North Carolina, the daughter of John Richard Dobson and Mary Elisabeth Welch Dobson. She grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina with her parents and her brother, John Richard Dobson, Jr., all of whom have predeceased her. Pat earned her Registered Nurse (RN) degree in 1952 from St. Leo's Sisters of Charity Nursing School, and her...
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James Arnold Brackins

July 3, 1951 - February 14, 2015

James Arnold Brackins peacefully entered into heaven's gate on February 14, 2015, after an extended illness. James is preceded in death by his father and mother Ernest and Hattie Brackins. He is survived by his wife Leann and three children; Schriee, James Jr., Nicole (Keith), 8 grandchildren; his brothers and sisters Roy (Annette), Rita (Keith), Wayne (Joyce), Betty, Theresa (J.R.), countless...
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Catherine Kenyon Hensley

March 21, 1925 - February 13, 2015

Catherine Kenyon Hensley passed away peacefully on February 13, 2015 at the age of 89. She was born in Chicago, Illinois to William Kenyon and Loretta Cauley Kenyon. She moved to Tampa, Florida as a young woman where she met and married the love of her life. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Walter Hensley; two daughters, Linda Ann Hensley M.D. of Gainesville, FL and Catherine Hensley...
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Carl Edward Medors

December 29, 1939 - February 13, 2015

Carl Edward Medors, Sr., went to be with our Lord on Friday, February 13, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. Carl was born to Gasper and Avanelle Medors in Huntington, West Virginia. Carl graduated from Fairland High School in Proctorville, Ohio and Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia with a degree in Civil Engineering. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corp. He had a...
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Francis V. Walker

December 18, 1931 - February 12, 2015

WALKER: Master Chief Francis "Vincent" Walker, at age 83, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 12, 2015. Vincent was born on December 18, 1931 in Jacksonville, Florida to Robert Lee Walker, and Sue Thelma Jackson. In 1952, he joined the United States Coast Guard, while studying at University of Florida (Go Gators). He served over 42 years, during which he retired three...
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Kamal Salman Bateh

April 16, 1940 - February 11, 2015

Kamal Salman Bateh, age 74, passed away on February 11th at 7am in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born on April 16, 1940 in Ramallah, Palestine to Salman Z and Jamileh Bateh. He immigrated to the United States when he was a young boy and served in the U.S. Army. He was a successful businessman and a member of the Ramallah Club and St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church. He is survived by his...
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Jessica Kelley Regas

August 8, 1951 - February 9, 2015

Jessica Luradeane Kelley Regas, 63, of Cumming, Georgia, died Monday, February 9, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama of an aggressive and previously undetected cancer. She was born August 8, 1951 in Jacksonville, Florida. Jessica worked as a Medical Office Administrator for much of her adult life. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to which she willingly gave...
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Emily Godbold Lapham

June 10, 1941 - February 9, 2015

LAPHAM- Emily Godbold Lapham, 73, passed away on Monday, February 9, 2015.Hardage-Giddens, The Oaklawn Chapel, 4801 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida is serving the family
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Sara Alice Darby

April 23, 1923 - February 5, 2015

Sara Alice Bradley Darby, 91, died on February 5, 2015, following a short stay at Community Hospice of Northeast Florida in Jacksonville. Her parents, Cliff and Wildred Bradley, to whom she was devoted, granddaughter Cana Anthony Ivey, and her husband, Robert F. Darby, the love of her life, preceded her in death. Born in 1923 in Statesboro, GA, Sara Alice for a brief time attended Wesleyan...
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Jean Kelley Parrish

July 6, 1938 - February 4, 2015

Jean Kelley Parrish, age 76, passed peacefully on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015. She was born July 6, 1938 in Hopewell, Virginia and raised in Tallahassee, Florida. Jean had a childhood rich in faith, family and friends. She became a remarkably loving wife, mother and grandmother. With irrepressible passion she lived a life given to Christian faith, family, friends, community and country.Jean...
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Raymond Cates Williamson

February 23, 1963 - February 4, 2015

Raymond Cates Williamson, Jr., passed away on February 4, 2015 at the age of 51. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Williamson (Thompson); and two children, Jonathen and Kayla (Roxy). He is also survived by his parents, Raymond and Sandra Williamson Sr.; father-in-law, Billy Thompson; siblings, Wanda Williamson, Mary Lou (Dale) Dallmann, and Bill (Kelly) Williamson; sisters-in-law, Karen (Steve)...
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Henriella Kornegay Key

January 29, 1928 - February 3, 2015

Henriella Kornegay Key, age 87, passed away on Feb. 3, 2015. Born in Birmingham, Ala., on Jan. 29, 1928, to the late Samuel D. and Lelia Mae Champion Kornegay, she graduated from John Herbert Phillips High School in 1946. She received her undergraduate degree from Alabama College (University of Montevallo) in 1949. She then earned a master's in education from the University of Alabama in...
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Martha M. Lancaster

April 27, 1929 - February 3, 2015

Martha M. Lancaster, 85, of Jacksonville, passed away February 3, 2015. Born April 27, 1929, a daughter of the late, Bob Martin and Uneeta A. Martin. In 1947, Martha graduated from Andrew Jackson High School. She held a professional career as a banker at Atlantic National Bank, First Union and Wachovia National Bank before retiring after 34 years as V.P. Martha leaves behind her children:...
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Richard Joseph Slinin

June 10, 1965 - February 1, 2015

SLININ: Richard J. Slinin, age 49, born in San Francisco, California on June 10,1965, passed away unexpectedly at his home in St. Augustine on February 1st, 2015. He grew up in Santander, Spain. He was a graduate of West Nottingham Academy in Maryland and Jacksonville University. He was devoted to his family and friends who knew they could always count on him for anything. He had a passion for...
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Phyllis Solomon Talisman

June 14, 1926 - January 29, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Ralph Erdman Wilson

September 17, 1927 - January 28, 2015

Ralph Erdman Wilson, Jr., passed away on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at St. Vincent's. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 17, 1927 and he attended public schools in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, graduating from high school in 1945. After serving a term in the US Army, he moved with his family to Jacksonville. He went to the University of Florida where he became a member of Beta...
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Martha Janet STICKLER

September 19, 1920 - January 28, 2015

Martha Janet Stickler, 94, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away early on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. She had been residing at River Garden Wolfson Health & Aging Center following a mild stroke in September of 2014. Martha had been visited on Tuesday by her three Children and her caregiver of six years, Nadine Whyte, and died peacefully in her sleep overnight. She was predeceased by her Father...
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Margaret Clark Sutton

January 11, 1927 - January 27, 2015

Margaret "Marty" Sutton passed away very peacefully and serenely during the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 27th, 2015, after a very long and valiantly fought battle against the horrible and devastating diseases of Alzheimer's and crippling osteoporosis. She was born in Dalton, Georgia, January 11,1927, and had just recently been celebrated for her 88th birthday. She was a...
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Melva Olivia Boyle Dutton

December 11, 1919 - January 26, 2015

Melva Olivia Boyle Dutton, devoted wife, mother, and sister, passed away on January 26, 2015 at the age of 95. The daughter of the late William Clyde Boyle and Susan Romedy Boyle, she was born on December 11, 1919, and was a lifelong resident of Jacksonville. She attended local schools, and was a graduate of Andrew Jackson High School, Class of 1938. Melva was a long-time member of Southside...
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Michael Wallace King

January 31, 1939 - January 25, 2015

Michael Wallace King, age 75, of Jacksonville, passed away on January 25, 2015. He was born January 31, 1939 in St. Petersburg, Florida to Olive and Wallace King. He was the widower of Selena Diane King. He was a flutist, serving in the Marine Band, marching in John F. Kennedy's funeral procession, and playing for the Jacksonville Symphony. In addition, he worked for many years with...
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Norberto Voloschin

April 15, 1929 - January 25, 2015


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Joan Glickman Talpalar

August 1, 1933 - January 24, 2015

Joan Glickman Talpalar, 81, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015, after a short illness. She was born August 1, 1933, and grew up in Perry, FL. She was a retired Duval County schoolteacher with 31 years of service, most notably at Greenfield Elementary. Her many passions included spending time with her family and grandchildren, traveling the world, and playing Mah-Jongg...
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Frederick William Schmidt

January 18, 1939 - January 22, 2015

SCHMIDT Major Frederick William Schmidt Jr., USAF Retired, age 76, beloved husband, father, and Pop-Pop was carried home by the Lord after a short battle with illness on January 22, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida with his immediate family by his side. Fred is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dorothy (Dottie) Marie Schmidt; daughters, Patricia Ann Schmidt, Barbara Ann Schmidt; and son, Frederick...
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Theresa Rose Flanagan

April 23, 1928 - January 20, 2015

Theresa Rose Flanagan, age 86, of Jacksonville, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Born in New York City, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Dunne. Theresa, a devout Catholic, was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church community since 1986.She is survived by her children; Kevin Flanagan of Arlington, VA, Michael Flanagan of Sacramento, CA, Mary DeLeeuw of Canton, MI, Martin...
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Robert Frank Purser

August 23, 1926 - January 20, 2015


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Harold Richard Hamm

May 19, 1952 - January 19, 2015

Harold Hamm received his healing from pancreatic cancer on the morning of January 19th, 2015 when he went home to be with the Lord. In his final days, he was surrounded by his wife Kim and children, Travis with his wife Amy, Jon with his wife Stacey, Tonya and her friend Joe, Mary and her friend John, his mother Mary, his brothers Marvin and Paul, sisters Rosalyn, Sharon, Darleen, and many...
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Betty B. Benson

June 2, 1920 - January 19, 2015

BENSON: Betty B. Benson, 94, died peacefully on January 19, 2015. She was born in New York City on June 2, 1920 to Benjamin and Mary Weinberg (Grosz). She grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from Alexander Hamilton High School in 1938. She met her husband-to-be, Benjamin in 1940 and they were married in May, 1943. During the war, she was a civilian employee of the U.S. Army. After the war they...
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Robert L. Harris

July 17, 1931 - January 19, 2015

Robert "Bob" L. Harris, age 83, passed on Monday, January 19, 2015. He was born on July 7, 1931 to Leonard and Luvada Harris in Shady Grove, Florida. He moved to Jacksonville at the age three, where he went to school in Jacksonville and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School. After high school, he served his country in the US Marine Corps. Many came to know him from the two terms he served as...
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Flora L. Ericksen

June 11, 1917 - January 17, 2015

Flora L. Ericksen, 97, passed away peacefully Jan. 17 at Community Hospice. She had been a resident at Sunrise Assisted Living the past four years. She was born June 11, 1917 to Wallace and Hazel Longcore, Orange, N.J., and raised in Belleville where she graduated from high school in 1935. She married Christian (Chris) R. Ericksen Oct. 13, 1945. She resided in Belleville and Pompton Plains,...
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Marjorie L. Green

April 15, 1925 - January 17, 2015

Marjorie Green, 89, of Jacksonville passed away in her sleep on Saturday, January 17, 2015. Marjorie was born in Milwaukee, WI on April 15, 1925 to Vera and George Padrutt.She is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, Julien, and her three children, Kathy Keel, Milt Lietzke, and Carol Scialli, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Marjorie attended the University of Wisconsin....
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Sarah Cochran Garvin

October 11, 1920 - January 15, 2015

Sarah Cochran Garvin passed away peacefully on January 15, 2015. She was born in Dublin, Georgia, daughter of the late David Robert Cochran and Vertie Ward Cochran. Sarah postponed her formal education to assist her late husband, William H. Garvin, Jr. MD, in his medical practice for many years. Sarah resumed her studies and graduated from Jacksonville University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in...
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James Yeatropoulos

August 20, 1924 - January 14, 2015

James Yeatropoulos, age 90, passed away on January, 14, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Helen Megas Yeatropoulos; his children, Tony Yeatropoulos (Jennifer), Sophia Mouzakis (Fotis); four grandchildren, Jessica Nicole (Roland), James, Chrisoula (Justin) and Katherine and one great-grandchild, Aleczandr. Other survivors include his sister, Eva Mastro and numerous nieces and nephews...
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Michael Ioannis Koloniotis

July 8, 1952 - January 14, 2015

On January 14, 2015, Fr. Dn. Michael I. Koloniotis, beloved husband of 37 years to Diakonissa Karen Koloniotis, was called home and took the hand of Christ. He is also survived by his mother, Ioulia Koloniotis, Halkida, Greece, his brother, Costas (Marina), his niece, Ioulia, and his nephew, Yianni. He was born in Halkida, Greece where he served in the Hellenic Navy for two and a half years. In...
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William Joseph Windsor

August 9, 1951 - January 10, 2015


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Dorothy Evelyn Cuddihee

February 21, 1927 - January 10, 2015

Dorothy (Dot) E. Cuddihee passed away on January 10, 2015, after a wonderful 87 years of life. She was born in St. Louis, MO. She was the only child of Gilbert and Ellen Johnson. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, her loving husband Robert J (RJ) Cuddihee and her son Gil L. Cuddihee and her dogs Puggy, Tiger, Sparkles and Cody. Dot is survived by her son Guy A Cuddihee,...
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Badia Musa Elias

February 13, 1925 - January 8, 2015

Badia Musa Elias, age 89, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on January 8, 2015. Born in Ramallah, Palestine on February 13, 1925, she was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Badia immigrated to the USA in 1965 with her husband, Mikhail Saliba Elias, where she raised a family of three boys and three girls in Jacksonville, Florida. She was a lifetime member...
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Robert Rose Gillespy

September 16, 1923 - January 8, 2015

Robert Rose Gillespy, Jr., M.D., CAPT, USN ret., passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015, at his home after a long illness.Bob was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to Robert Rose Gillespy, Sr., M.D. and Victoria Bell Seawell. He grew up on Long Island enjoying the tennis matches at Forrest Hills and working as a ball boy during the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament. A graduate of Wesleyan University...
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Mary Elizabeth Rankin Foor

February 7, 1920 - January 7, 2015


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Michael Jerome Dewberry

April 11, 1947 - January 6, 2015

Michael J. Dewberry, 67, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and a prominent Jacksonville attorney for over thirty-five years, passed away on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.A graduate of Paxon High School, Florida State University, and The University of Florida College of Law, Michael practiced law with Rogers Towers from 1977 until 1994 when he co-founded his own practice, Hedrick Dewberry Regan ...
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Muriel Bobbie Heyman

March 4, 1931 - January 3, 2015

Muriel Bobbie Heyman, 83, passed away January 3, 2015 surrounded by her loving family, friends and coworkers. Bobbie is preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Heyman. Bobbie was born on March 4, 1931 in Sarasota, Fl. She was a proud member of the Sarasota High School marching band. She followed her sister to Jacksonville where she met the love of her life, Bernard Heyman. She graduated...
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Pat Elizabeth Sell Moore

April 16, 1920 - January 2, 2015

Pat Elizabeth Sell Moore, 94, loving wife of Harold D. "Jimmy" Moore and devoted mother of Carla and Shaughn Moore, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2015. Born 4-16-20 in Monroe, NC, Pat was a long time resident of Jacksonville, FL. Pat's love of people and life itself was infectious and she was known for her great hugs. She was a longtime member of the Red Hat Society "La Tea Da's" which was...
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Frances Morgan Gray

March 8, 1930 - January 2, 2015


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Mary Jo Harbin

July 20, 1930 - December 31, 2014

Mary Josephine Harbin, 84, passed away on Wednesday, December 31, 2014. She married her high school sweetheart Bob Harbin on 8-10-1951. Together they served Southern Baptist churches in Texas, Wyoming, and Florida. Music was her passion. She was a bell ringer for over 50 years, A Faithful member of the church choir at Ortega Baptist, Southside Baptist, and Hendricks Avenue Baptist churches, and...
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Barbara Cochran Griffin

January 12, 1930 - December 29, 2014

Barbara Cochran Griffin went to be with the Lord on December 29, 2014. She was born in Jacksonville, Florida, December 12, 1930 and attended Landon High school. She was a Landon Lionett and graduated in 1948. She then went on to Florida State University and graduated. In 1955 she married Fred Lorraine, a Captain in the United States Air Force. They had two sons, Bruce Kessler and Brian Keith....
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Jennette Shelley Robinson

January 31, 1938 - December 29, 2014

Jennette Shelley Robinson, 76, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister passed away on Monday, December 29, 2014 after a long illness. She was born in Conway, South Carolina on January 31, 1938. She retired from Sears in Jacksonville, Florida; was an avid fisherman and loved the wonders of nature. She is preceded in death by her parents Homer and Nancy Shelley, sisters Beulah and Peggy,...
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Dorothy Huff Luke

October 2, 1936 - December 26, 2014


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Scott Paul Zimmerman

July 20, 1954 - December 25, 2014

Scott Paul Zimmerman, 60, of Jacksonville, FL, a pillar of the Jewish community, passed away Thursday, December 25, 2014 at Mayo Hospital after a courageous battle with congestive heart failure. Born July 20, 1954 in Jacksonville, Scott served as Ritual Director and Bar/Bat Mitzvah Coordinator of the Jacksonville Jewish Center, Jacksonville for the past 14 years. Sharing his passion for Jewish...
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Owen King Wingate

January 16, 1954 - December 24, 2014

Owen King Wingate, 60, passed away on Dec.24,2014 in Jacksonville. He was born Jan 16, 1954 in Jacksonville to Vasco and Erma Wingate. He graduated in the first class of Ed White High and received a BA in Music Education from Newberry College in 1976, a Master of Church Music degree in 1980 from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY) and completed doctoral course work in Music...
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Melanie Jeanette Varelas

January 10, 1936 - December 24, 2014

VARELAS, Melanie Jeanette passed away peacefully December 24, 2014. She was born January 10, 1936 in Saigon, Vietnam and was a longtime resident of Orange Park, FL. She graduated from the prestigious Marie Curie Lycee, where she was a decorated, competitive breaststroke swimmer. While in Vietnam, she was employed as the Administrative Manager of the State Department Aid to International...
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John Lucius Kirby

September 2, 1930 - December 23, 2014

John Lucius "Jack" Kirby, 84, of Jacksonville passed away on December 23, 2014. A lifetime resident of Jacksonville, he was a son of the late Claude C. and Lucy Greenwood Kirby, the youngest of their six children. Mr. Kirby graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and the University of Florida, where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. After graduation, he entered the United...
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Glenda Scarborough Christ

June 4, 1927 - December 22, 2014

Glenda Scarborough Christ passed away on December 22, 2014 at the age of 87. She was born in Jacksonville and remained a Jacksonville, FL resident through much of her life except for a brief stint in New Orleans where she helped her daughter maintain her sanity after the birth of twin boys. She attended Andrew Jackson High School and graduated in the class of '45.She will join her husband Robert,...
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James Alan Brown

May 1, 1936 - December 21, 2014

JAMES ALAN BROWN (JIM), age 78, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away this past Sunday, December 21, 2014 after a long illness. He is survived by his wife and loving partner of 56 years, Anneliese. He was preceded in death by his parents, James M. Brown and Ruth E. Brown of Jacksonville. Jim came to Jacksonville in 1976 after retiring from the U.S. Air Force, where he served proudly, honorably and...
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Frances Jeanette Hobbs

September 8, 1951 - December 21, 2014

Frances J. Hobbs passed away peacefully on December 21, 2014. She was born on September 8, 1951 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Her lifelong home was in Jacksonville, Florida where she is loved and remembered by many as the fun-loving "Aunt CeCe". She leaves a legacy of smiles, laughs and generosity, as she never met a stranger and would drop everything to help anyone. She was predeceased by...
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David Brian Rosenbauer

January 2, 1957 - December 20, 2014

David Rosenbauer aka MacGyver, 57, of Jacksonville died on Saturday December 20, 2014. David is survived by his wife Lisa, daughter Chelsea of St. Augustine, brothers James (Mary) of Trumbull, CT and Michael (Laura) of Huntington LI, NY, and many other loving family and friends. Dave attended and graduated from Huntington High School in 1975. Dave was a proud Marine Corp Veteran who served from...
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Viola Catherine Redding

May 3, 1921 - December 19, 2014

Viola Redding, 93, of Jacksonville, passed away on December 19, 2014. Born in Montreal, Canada, she was a daughter of the late Kate and John Conroy. Viola was preceded in death by her husband John H. (Jack) Redding. She is survived by many nieces and nephews in Canada. The family will receive friends Friday, December 26 at six thirty in the evening at Holy Family Catholic Church, 9800...
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John Andrew Vining

December 20, 1956 - December 19, 2014

John Andrew Vining, beloved father, left this world on December 19th, 2014. John is survived by his son, John Adam and daughter, Lisa Marie. John, a Jacksonville native, was a very talented salesman and motorcycle enthusiast. Mr. Vining spent his last years doing what he loved: riding his Harley and selflessly devoting himself to friends, family and his church. In addition to his children, John...
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Alfred Edward Jack Herrin

March 4, 1942 - December 19, 2014


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Michael Sean Gannon

August 8, 1960 - December 15, 2014

Michael Sean Gannon, 54, passed away suddenly on December 15, 2014. He was born in Overland Park, Kansas but resided in Jacksonville for the past 30 years. He is survived by his wife Peggy (Quinn), his children Ryan, Devon and Sean, his mother, Mary, a host of nieces (Sarah, Maggie, Madeline, Elaina, Katharine, Allison) and nephews (Andy, Matt, Jasper). He was employed at Memorial Hospital for...
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Cherie Brown Thomas

June 17, 1960 - December 15, 2014

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Elizabeth R. Beidelman

November 28, 1920 - December 14, 2014

Elizabeth R. Beidelman passed away on the 14th day of December, 2014. Born in Savannah, Georgia on November 28, 1920 to the late J. Lynah Rowell and Effie R. Rowell, she graduated from Robert Lee High School in 1938 and was active in Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. She enjoyed living in Neptune Beach, Florida with her family and is survived by her son, Robert R. Beidelman, Jr. (Lisa) and her...
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Charlotte Ann Thornton

January 21, 1947 - December 14, 2014

Charlotte "Ann" Thornton ''' 67 of Jacksonville, Florida died Sunday December 14, 2014 peacefully in her sleep. She has gone to be with her husband, Pete in heaven.Surviving are her two sons Pete and Matt Thornton, her brother's and sister's Philip Floyd, James "Eddie" Floyd, Robin Floyd, Linda Floyd Carlton and Julie Floyd Berry.A Memorial Mass will be held at eleven o'clock in the morning...
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Dana Terez Vance

November 7, 1972 - December 14, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Terry Dolan Wright

December 4, 1951 - December 10, 2014

Terry Dolan Wright passed away on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 in Jacksonville. He was born in Thomasville, North Carolina in 1951. Terry moved to Jacksonville at a young age and aspired to repair cars and one day have his own business. He accomplished this in 1983 with the opening of his business, Wright's Automotive. His business served his community for over 31 years until its closing. ...
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Theresa Josephine Rodgers

March 20, 1933 - December 9, 2014

Theresa Josephine 'Jo' Brown Rodgers passed away December 9, 2014 at Westminster Woods on Julington Creek after an extended illness. Jo was born on March 20, 1933, in Louisville, KY to Durward and Genevieve Brown. She graduated from Ursuline Academy in Louisville. She moved to Jacksonville with her husband in 1980. She retired from Johnson & Johnson in 1993. Throughout her life, Jo was...
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Dorothy Wheildon Hall

May 5, 1911 - December 8, 2014


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James Pennington Crosby

December 31, 1931 - December 8, 2014

On December 8, 2014, The Reverend James P. Crosby of Jacksonville died peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Father Crosby was born December 31st, 1931, in Queens, NY. A graduate of Adelphi College and Yale Divinity School, he was ordained into the Priesthood December 23rd, 1957. Fr. Crosby served parishes in Brentwood and Ozone Park, NY, and he also served as Chaplain to the Emergency...
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Jean Fitzgerald Captain US Navy Ret.

April 22, 1926 - December 7, 2014

Jean Fitzgerald, a longtime resident of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, died on December 7, 2014, in Jacksonville, Florida, of heart failure. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 22, 1926, to Fama Patricia (Rebsamen) and Spencer James Fitzgerald. He attended public schools in St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Detroit before moving to Washington, D.C., where he graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School...
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Mariam Jaber Farhat

October 15, 1917 - December 7, 2014

FARHAT: Miriam Jaber Farhat (nee: Miriam Mousa Michael), age 97, passed away on December 6, 2014 at Community Hospice with her children by her side. She was born on October 15, 1917 in Ramallah, Palestine and was a resident of Jacksonville, Florida since 1947. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jaber Kalil Farhat (1905-1950); five brothers, Easa, Jack, Ilias, Ibrahim and Aziz Michael;...
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Kevin Kun Hyun

October 13, 1946 - December 6, 2014


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Joyce LaVerne White

December 6, 1929 - December 2, 2014


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Alex Meloot Kurikes

January 18, 1932 - December 2, 2014

ALEX MELOOT KURIKES, 82, beloved father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend to many went to be with the Lord on December 2nd, 2014. He was a kind and gentle man who will be remembered for his strong Christian faith, service to his friends, and selfless sacrifice for his family. He is survived by his son Sabu Alex, daughter-in-law Anna Alex, daughter Saji George, son-in-law Anil George and...
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