2014 Year In Review

Remembering the lives of the most notable personalities lost in 2014

Our Obituaries

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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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

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel.
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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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Margaret Rogers Haynes

September 28, 1916 - December 2, 2014

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H. Joel Selber

December 8, 1935 - December 1, 2014

H. Joel Selber, (78) of Jacksonville, Florida passed away Monday, December 1, 2014. He was a graduate of the University of Florida and spent most of his career as an executive of the All State Pipe and Supply Company. Joel was an active member of the Jacksonville Jewish Center. His last residence in Jacksonville was at The Coves, where he greatly enjoyed singing with the Choraleers. Joel...
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Dorothy Frances Berger Cohen

January 16, 1922 - December 1, 2014

We are saddened by the passing of Dorothy Cohen, beloved member of the Jacksonville Jewish Center, on the evening of December 1, 2014 A graveside service will take place at 12:30 PM on Thursday, December 4 at Old Center Cemetery, Winona Drive and Evergreen Avenue. We extend our condolences to the entire Cohen family: to children Jerry (Sherry) Cohen, Peggy (Ken) Organes, and Karen (Todd) Morse;...
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James E. Million

October 26, 1933 - November 30, 2014

James E. (Jim) Million, 81, died peacefully at home on November 30, 2014. He was born October 26, 1933 in Amherst, Virginia. He is survived by his soulmate and loving wife of 26 years, Cheryl Cottrell Milion, and their four children: Jéan-Paul, Joel, Robin Zink Layne (Gregg), and Chad Zink (Tanya); and six grandchildren: Hunter, Holden, Grayson, Garrett, Hallie and Kory. He is also...
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Shannon Von Stewart

February 16, 1969 - November 30, 2014

Shannon Von (Brown) STEWART was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 30, 2014. She was at home and surrounded by her loving family. Shannon was born in the middle of a snowstorm on February 16, 1969 in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 45 short years, Shannon touched many lives with her humor and her generosity. She was passionate about her family and her community: tirelessly and...
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Shun Yuan Qian

February 25, 1945 - November 30, 2014

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Barbara Jean Taylor

June 19, 1947 - November 30, 2014

Barbara (Bobbi) Jean Taylor (née Burkey) passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at the age of 67. Bobbi was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. She treasured time shared with family and friends, whether around the dinner table, over the phone, or on one of her travel adventures. She enjoyed creating art, making crafts and finding...
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Naum Vulfovich Merzon

October 13, 1924 - November 29, 2014

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Albert D. Yazdiya

June 23, 1924 - November 29, 2014

Albert Yazdiya, 90, loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed away on Saturday, November 29, 2014. Albert was a kind and gentle man who will be remembered for his strong Catholic faith and selfless sacrifice for his family. He was a founding member of San Jose Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret, and is survived by his sons David (Carol) Yazdiya, Ralph ...
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Theodora Anthony Skarlis

October 22, 1927 - November 28, 2014

Theodora A. Skarlis passed away on November 28, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida. She was born in Wichita, KS on October 22, 1927. Beloved wife of the late Robert P. Skarlis, daughter of Pete Anthony and Stamatia Stathaki Anthony, sister of Opal A. Panos and Juanita A. Keffalas, all of whom predeceased her. Loving mother of Stacy S. Howell - wife of William D. Howell of Vincent, OH, Stephanie S....
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Susan Delle Coyle

May 21, 1946 - November 28, 2014

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J. Thomas Gay

June 9, 1929 - November 26, 2014

Jimmie Thomas "Tommy" Gay, 85, passed away peacefully the morning of, Wednesday, November 27, 2014. He was born June 9, 1929 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was a proud graduate of the Landon HS Class of 1948 and captain of his football team. He attended the University of Florida. He joined the U.S. Army in 1951 where he served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Korean War.Tommy married the love of his life...
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Patricia Gail Stonis Beckwith

February 19, 1937 - November 24, 2014

Patricia passed away on November 24, 2014 from a heart attack. She was born February 19, 1937 in Philidelphia, Pennsylvania. She grew up in River Forest, Illinois where she tap danced and was on the high school tennis team. Patricia attended Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida from 1956 to 1959. She was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority and Kappa Pi ''' The International Art...
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William Richard Stacy

October 30, 1927 - November 23, 2014

William R. Stacy, Jr. (Buddy), age 87, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Community Hospice of Northeast Florida's McGraw Center with his wife of 64 years at his side. He was born in Bolivar County, Mississippi in 1927 to the late William R. Stacy, Sr. and Lou Zella Stacy. He came from a large family of 13 children. He grew up working in the cotton fields of Mississippi and...
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William Karl Mouro

July 15, 1926 - November 19, 2014

William Karl Bill Mouro, Sr., age 88, died November 19, 2014 peacefully at home and in the presence of the Lord. Born July 15, 1926 in Jacksonville, Florida and a life-long resident of Jacksonville, his childhood years were spent in Hope Haven Hospital for one and a-half years, followed by six years in the Boy's Home which at the time was located at 33 West 6th Street. This was due to his...
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George Samuel Brady

August 16, 1931 - November 19, 2014

George Brady, 83, passed away on November 19, 2014. Mr. Brady is survived by his wife of 39 years, Doris. He often said he was "married to the best wife and nurse in the world", whom he thanks dearly. Mr. Brady retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service. After his military career, he was a Captain for two different commercial airlines, Southeast and Midway, as well as Managing a hotel...
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Evelyn Hartstein Sanders

June 25, 1921 - November 18, 2014

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William McKenzie Whittaker

August 8, 1947 - November 18, 2014

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) William McKenzie Whittaker, Jr. of the Florida Air National Guard, 125th Fighter Wing passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the age of 67, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Whittaker was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on August 8, 1947; his family moved to Jacksonville in 1949. Mr. Whittaker was predeceased by his father, Brigadier General, (Ret.) William...
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Richard Jay Wolfson

December 31, 1942 - November 16, 2014

Richard "Ricky" Jay Wolfson, age 71, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, November 16, 2014. Ricky was born on December 31, 1942 in Jacksonville, Florida to parents, Hazel M. Wolfson and the late Saul Wolfson. In addition to his loving mother, Hazel; Ricky is survived by his adored wife, Lesley, of 50 years; his children, Felicia JoAnn Sias (Michael), Scott Alan Wolfson...
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Linda L. Nickerson

December 26, 1945 - November 13, 2014

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Penelope Melissa Peterson

October 15, 1944 - November 13, 2014

Penelope "Penny" Peterson passed away on November 13, 2014. She was born in Missouri, but lived the majority of her life in Jacksonville, Florida. She touched the lives of many young students through her years of teaching. She enjoyed working in her herb garden and participating in the River Run. She raised a son and daughter and had three wonderful grandchildren. She will be greatly...
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Harriet Kenney Whitlow

May 26, 1921 - November 9, 2014

Harriet Kenney Whitlow, age 93, passed away on Sunday, November 9, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida. Harriet was born on May 26, 1921 in Savannah, Georgia to parents Bennett F. Kenney and Bertha V. Kenney. She attended Andrew Jackson High School and graduated in 1939. After attending business school, she was employed by Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Company. She eventually became the...
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Constance Albina McLaughlin

September 14, 1915 - November 7, 2014

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James Edwin Abercrombie

May 23, 1939 - November 6, 2014

James Edwin Abercrombie Jr., beloved husband, son, father, grandfather, and uncle passed away peacefully encircled by the love and prayers of his family on November 6, 2014 after complications from surgery. A Jacksonville native, Jim was born on May 23, 1939. He attended Hendricks Avenue Elementary and Landon High School, class of 1957, where he played football. He then graduated in 1961 from...
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Catherine Wilkinson Alexander

April 16, 1936 - November 6, 2014

Catherine Wilkinson Alexander, 78, passed away on Thursday afternoon November 6, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Alexander was born in Orange County, North Carolina on April 16, 1936 to Rupert Wilkinson and Lillian Hines Wilkinson. Catherine, a beloved wife, mother and grandmother, was an active member of Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, and an active member...
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John Loyd Boling

July 1, 1946 - November 6, 2014

BOILING- John Loyd Boling, 68, of Jacksonville passed away Thursday, November 6, 2014. Hardage Giddens Hendricks Avenue Chapel is serving the family.
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Billy G. Malone

September 23, 1922 - November 5, 2014

Dr. Bill G. Malone died after a brief illness on November 5, 2014. Dr. Malone was born September 23, 1922 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Charles A. Malone and Gladys Cooper Malone. After graduating from high school in Muskogee, he attended Oklahoma University where he met the love of his life, Beatrice Hayden Malone, with whom he shared a happy marriage of over seventy-one years until Mrs. Malone...
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Annie Laurie Towns

January 23, 1923 - November 4, 2014

Annie Laurie Towns, age 91, peacefully joined her Heavenly Father on November 4th. Anne was born in Laurens County, Georgia but lived most of her life in Savannah. She moved to Jacksonville in 1998 where she became a member of Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church. There she developed many friendships and especially enjoyed Wednesday breakfasts and Friday dinners with her "gang."This small lady lived...
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Eva C. France

January 14, 1921 - November 3, 2014

Eva (Eve) C. France, age 93, of Venice, FL and formerly of Jacksonville, passed away Monday, November 3, 2014 after a brave battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Eve was born in Winslow, Arkansas on January 14, 1921 to Otto and Gladys Center. She attended Wichita Business College and went on to serve at the Pentagon as an administrative assistant during WWII. After marrying and staying home to...
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Roy R. Sturdavant

August 24, 1913 - November 3, 2014

Roy R. Sturdavant, age 101, of Jacksonville, passed away on Monday, November 3, 2014. Born in Ennis, Montana, he was a son of the late Henry Wilson and Retta Sellon Sturdavant. As a young man, Roy jumped a train headed south, he got as far as New Orleans! Shortly thereafter, a family friend helped him to get to Jacksonville, Florida where he met and married Gretchen Louise Oetjen and they...
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Mary Moore Tepper

January 17, 1912 - November 1, 2014

Mary Moore Tepper, age 103, a long time resident of Jacksonville, died at her home on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Born in Lebanon, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late William J. and Apalonia Morris Leake. Throughout her life she enjoyed gardening, playing golf and bridge and was a member of various clubs.Mary is survived by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, and great-grand...
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Billy F. Williams

September 11, 1920 - October 30, 2014

Billy F. Williams Billy passed away on October 30, 2014. Billy was born on September 11, 1920 in Pensacola. At the age of two, his family relocated to Jacksonville. He graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in 1938. Billy enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942 and became a Bombardier on a B-26. His plane was shot down in May of 1944 and he was captured in France by the Germans. Billy spent...
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Kaitlynn Danielle Smith

October 24, 2013 - October 29, 2014

Kaitlynn Danielle Smith was born October 24, 2013, 1 minute after her twin sister Kyleigh Elizabeth. Kaitlynn was taken from this earth suddenly just 5 days after celebrating her 1st birthday with all of her family and friends. Kaitlynn loved to blow raspberries, snuggle with mommy and daddy, and always loved kissing her sissy. Kaitlynn loved to dance, whether it was to the Hot Dog Song or a...
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Kamel Suleiman Haddad

February 26, 1933 - October 29, 2014

Kamel Suleiman Haddad, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, joined our heavenly father October 29, 2014. Born February 26, 1933, in Amman, Jordan to Suleiman and Fadda Haddad. He immigrated to the U.S.A. August 11, 1978. He is predeceased by his loving wife Fadda K. Haddad of 60 years, his sons Nabeel Haddad, Ramzy Haddad, Fuad Haddad and his daughter Majeda Haddad. He is...
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Michael Thomas Hayden

June 7, 1943 - October 29, 2014

Michael Thomas Hayden was born June 7, 1943 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of Virginia Burkhalter and Thomas C. Hayden. He passed away on October 29th, 2014 at St. Vincent's Medical Center. Mike worked as a salesman for ten years before going into business as an auto mechanic with Fred Wheeler at M & F Garage at 405 W. Beaver Street. He provided excellent service to many downtown office workers...
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Viola Yzaguirre Torres

July 7, 1927 - October 28, 2014

Viola Yzaguirre Torres, daughter of Abel Baker Yzaguirre and Viola Stillman Yzaguirre, died on October 28, 2014. Born on July 7, 1927 in Concepcion, Texas, Viola was a member of the distinguished Yzaguirre family of Corpus Christi, Texas. She made her home in Jacksonville, Florida. Throughout her life, she espoused the highest ideals and standards and lived her life accordingly. She was a great...
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Michael Joseph Cusick

January 3, 1961 - October 28, 2014

Michael J. Cusick, age 53, died unexpectedly on October 28, 2014. Born in Waukegan, IL in 1961 to parents, John and Shirley Cusick. Michael moved to Jacksonville in 1976 and graduated from Bishop Kinney High School and attended Valdosta State College. Michael was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley; and brother, David. He is survived by his father, John and wife, Mary; his wife, Cindy;...
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Thomas Crismore Bowen

April 12, 1941 - October 20, 2014

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Marguerite Geraldine Orpin

February 18, 1919 - October 20, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Shirley Belonger Mitchell

April 9, 1925 - October 20, 2014

Shirley Delia Mary (Belonger) Mitchell passed away on October 20, 2014. She was born on April 9, 1925 in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Isadore Belonger and Cecelia (Stadinger) Belonger. She graduated from nursing school in Milwaukee, WI and moved to Florida. She married Dr. Wallace H. Mitchell in 1948. They lived in Key West, Baltimore, Ithaca, St. Louis, and finally Jacksonville...
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Thelma Le Etta Corpening Copeland

April 5, 1924 - October 19, 2014

Thelma Le Etta Corpening Copeland, 90, died Sunday, October 19, 2014 after a lengthy illness. Her passing succeeds her late husband, Hogan E. Copeland, Sr.Mrs. Copeland was born in Starke, FL on April 5, 1924 to Jessie Eugene Corpening and Huldah Estelle Brinson. She graduated in 1941 from Montreat College High School in Montreat, NC. She was President of the Senior Class, Valentine Queen and...
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Wade Chancey Jr. Colonel U.S. Army

July 24, 1926 - October 17, 2014

Wade Chancey, Jr., Colonel U.S. Army (Ret.) went home to be with the Lord on 10/17/2014. He was a 4th generation Floridian born in Jacksonville 7/24/1926 to the late Clarence W. Chancey, Sr. and Lucy Greene. He received his primary and secondary education in Jacksonville schools graduating from Robert E. Lee High School Class of 1944. He earned his Bachelor Degree from University of Nebraska at...
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June Elizabeth Costello

June 6, 1927 - October 17, 2014

June Elizabeth Costello passed from this world on October 17, 2014. She was born in Jacksonville to Charles F. Sares and Elizabeth Rodewolt Sares on June 6, 1927. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Danny; daughter, Margaret; brothers, Charles and Thomas Sares; and sister, Margaret Murrey. June is survived by her devoted husband, Mark (Buddy); son, Mark and his wife, Laura; daughter,...
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Peter Joseph Stark ABCMU.S. Navy (Ret.)

September 21, 1960 - October 16, 2014

Peter J. Stark, 54, currently of Jacksonville, FL and Corapeake, NC, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 16, 2014 in Jacksonville. Pete was born in Long Branch, NJ on September 21, 1960 and was raised in Hazlet for 11 years before moving to Toms River. Pete was an alumnus of Toms River North High School before entering the Navy for a 30 year career, retiring as an Aviation Boatswain...
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Lavinia E. Rockafellow

June 27, 1922 - October 12, 2014

Lavinia E. "Missy" Rockafellow, 92, passed away at Emeritus at Southpoint, in Jacksonville, Florida on October 12, 2014. Missy was born June 27, 1922 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She graduated from Merchantville High School, Merchantville, NJ. Missy was a long time employee of Merchantville National Bank, Merchantville, NJ and was active with the Girl Scouts of America while living in NJ. Upon...
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Suad Khalil Saman

May 24, 1930 - October 7, 2014

Suad Khalil Saman (84), beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed on October 07, 2014 peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones. Born in Ramallah, Palestine on May 24, 1930, she moved to Jacksonville, FL in 1979. She was an active member of St. George Orthodox Church; her faith in God and love to others was an inspiration to her family and to everyone that knew her. She is...
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Penny Elizabeth Woodard

August 17, 1964 - September 30, 2014

Penny Elizabeth Woodard, 50, of Jacksonville, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2014. Born and raised in Jacksonville, she was the daughter of Ernest Daryl and Rosemary Reyes Hammond. Penny enjoyed her job with ADT Security and had a love for animals. In addition to her parents, Penny is survived by her husband, John B. Woodard along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.A visitation will be...
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Archie Anthony DeAngelis

June 13, 1921 - September 28, 2014

Archie Anthony DeAngelis, 93, passed away on September 28, 2014. He was a beloved husband, brother, father, grandpa and great grandpa. Archie was the 4th of 5 children of Consetta Imperale and Benjamin Anthony DeAngelis of Brooklyn, NY. Archie graduated from Erasmus High School where he played football and swam on the swimming team. He enlisted in the Army Air Corp during WWII and while...
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Zadok Stephen Wigh

May 3, 2010 - September 27, 2014

Zadok Stephen Wigh was born on May 3rd, 2010 to Stephanie and Vincent. Many have asked how we came up with his name. One day we were reading Scripture together and came across the name "Zadok". We both that it's a really neat name and if we ever had a son, we'd call him Zadok. Well, the Lord gave us a son and we named him Zadok. In the Old Testament, he was a high priest that remained...
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Willard M. Edwards

February 23, 1930 - September 27, 2014

Willard Mallory Edwards, Jr., age 84, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at his home in Saints Johns, Florida.He was originally from Norfolk, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Jennie Edwards, as well as his son, Thomas Kenny Edwards.Mallory is survived by his wife of 45 years, Marion Moseley Edwards; his sister, Janet Jack of Wilmington, DE; his...
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Ruth M. Stewart

July 18, 1928 - September 25, 2014

Ruth M. Stewart was born on July 18, 1928 in Miami, FL. The daughter of John Claude and Carrie Williams, Ruth was known to her friends and family as "Kitty", and as a child lived near Sanderson, FL. She was the oldest daughter of nine children (3 boys and 6 girls). Her family moved to Jacksonville, FL where Ruth attended Andrew Jackson High School. There she met and married Donald L. McCormack...
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