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Walter Beissinger

October 16, 1924 - May 24, 2016

Walter Beissinger, age 91, a resident of Jacksonville since 1993 and loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Walter was born in Mannheim, Germany in 1924 and was a Holocaust survivor. At age 13 he fled Nazi Germany and arrived in the United States in 1939, settling in Philadelphia, where he would live for 55 years. He served in World War II in the Philippines...
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Patrick Chastain Kelly

January 31, 1947 - May 22, 2016

Patrick Chastain Kelly, age 69, of Ponte Vedra Beach, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016. He was born in Richmond, Virginia on January 31, 1947 to Margaret Hawthorne Kelly. He is predeceased by his mother and sister, JoNell Thatcher. Survivors include his daughters, Mara Webb (Brandon) and Jennifer Pietschker (Erik) of Jacksonville, FL; and his dearly loved grandsons, Levi, Wyatt and Henry. Also...
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Douglas Holland Cook

August 27, 1935 - May 22, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Elroy Curtis Grace

November 23, 1926 - May 22, 2016

Elroy Curtis Grace died peacefully on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at St. Catherine Labouré Manor at the age of 89. He was born November 23, 1926 in Jacksonville, Florida to Dr. Walter Earl Grace and Ethel Mayes Grace. Elroy is survived by his beloved wife of fifty years, Dudley Marie Pugh Grace; his daughters, Anne Grace Lee (Childress), and Julie Grace Martin (Brett); his grandchildren, Mary...
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Anne Rice Barcelo

April 16, 1947 - May 20, 2016

Anne Rice BarceloApril 16, 1947 - May 20, 2016Surrounded by family, Anne Rice Barcelo, with the easy grace of a true Southern lady, passed on May 20, 2016. Born in Charleston, South Carolina on April 16, 1947 tp Robert Royall Rice and Mildred Cole Rice, she came to San Marco as an infant. Anne grew up in San Marco, graduated from Landon High School and attended Florida State University. Faith...
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Mary Veronica Scarbrough

May 4, 1924 - May 20, 2016

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Thomas Edward Albright

March 8, 1944 - May 16, 2016

Thomas Edward Albright died May 16, 2016 after a brief illness. Tom was born March 8, 1944 in Greenville, South Carolina and was raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Following graduation from Villanova University, Tom was commissioned as a First Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps and rose to the rank of Captain where he flew the helicopter known as the "Jolly Green Giant" on many missions...
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Beverly Brantley Brandenburger

January 13, 1938 - May 16, 2016

Beverly Brantley Brandenburger, age 78, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away on May 16, 2016. She was pre-deceased by her parents, Bruce and Irma Brantley; her sister, Constance Brantley Seaward; and her daughter, Constance Brantley Corbin. She is survived by her son, Michael Copps, his wife Tandy, and daughter, Marisa; Lee Corbin and his son, Brewer; sister, Jan Brantley Jones, her daughter...
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Ralph Daumit Saffy

May 9, 1930 - May 16, 2016

Ralph Daumit Saffy, 86, died peacefully at his home May 16, one week after celebrating his 86th birthday with his loving wife and family. A native of Jacksonville, he was born May 9, 1930 to Sadie Daumit and Habib Solomon Saffy. His life was distinguished by his involvement in the community he loved. He found purpose serving in institutions and civic groups that promote justice, equality, and...
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William Leonard Morris

August 26, 1930 - May 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Ruth Ellen McDuffie

January 22, 1920 - May 16, 2016

After 96 years of earthly life, dear Ruth has passed through to the Promised Land. She finally has her permanent seat in the Heavenly Choir of angels and has begun her eternal life with her Lord and Savior.She is survived by her daughters, Carol Weyers, Nancy England (David), Peggy McChriston (Miles); 6 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held from 5-7pm on Friday, May...
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Wendy Meryl Efron

November 2, 1953 - May 14, 2016

Wendy Efron of Jacksonville, Florida passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 after a brief but courageous battle with lung cancer. She was 62 years old.She was born on November 2, 1953, in Brooklyn, NY, the second daughter of Shirley Lemus and the late Joseph Lemus.A graduate of Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, Wendy earned a degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan where she...
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Pauline Cagle Kilday

February 27, 1922 - May 14, 2016

Pauline Cagle Kilday of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away May 14, 2014, at home following a long and courageous fight with cancer. She was born in 1922 the oldest of seven children in Blackshear, Georgia, to Lillian and Ernest P. Cagle, and grew up on a tobacco farm there. Pauline and sister, Leona, moved to Jacksonville in 1945 to begin new careers at Southern Bell. Pauline retired from...
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Aalok Kuthiala

February 25, 1973 - May 13, 2016

Aalok "Mintu" Kuthiala, age 43, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away on Friday, May 13, 2016. He was born on February 25, 1973 to his parents, Sudarshan and Chitra Kuthiala, and was raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He attended San Jose Episcopal Day School for elementary school. and went on to graduate from The Bolles School with Honors in 1990. His passion for life and school lived on in his...
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Katherine Lee Arnold

September 12, 1951 - May 13, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Cleda Clifton Robinson

April 18, 1924 - May 12, 2016

Cleda Clifton Robinson, age 92, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016. She was born in Roland, Oklahoma to Jacob and Viola Holt. Cleda was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 44 years, William Oliver Robinson; her brothers, Dayton Holt, Granville Holt, and Thurman Tabor; her sisters, Geneva Parrish, Joyce Seabolt, Theodora Sockey and Oleta Holt. Cleda is survived by her daughters,...
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Geneva Sparkman Andreu

August 27, 1936 - May 11, 2016

Like a shooting star against the night sky, Geneva Sparkman Andreu, age 79, of Atlanta, Georgia went to heaven during the night of May 11, 2016. Geneva was born in Manatee, Florida on August 27, 1936. Geneva graduated from Newberry High School, in Newberry, Florida in 1955. She was married to John William Andreu, Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida on June 14, 1958. Geneva held positions in banking...
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Lindner Smith

June 22, 1919 - May 11, 2016

SMITH: Lindner Smith, Jr., died on May 11, 2016 after a brief illness. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida on June 22, 1919, the son of Lindner Smith, Sr. and Lydia Willis Smith. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Sara Norman Smith; his children, Norman and Martin, Martin's wife, Jin Chen Smith; and nieces and nephews. Lindner was a graduate of Lee High School, the University of Florida ...
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Lillian Ruth Gimple

June 24, 1920 - May 11, 2016

Lillian Gimple of Jacksonville, Florida died on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Diamond; son-in-law, Harold Diamond; granddaughters, Tammi Lyn Diamond, and Jodi Renee Socket and husband, Andrew; and great-grandson, Noah Aiden Sockett.A graveside service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, May 16 at Arlington Memorial Park, 6921 Lone Star Rd., Jacksonville, Florida...
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Claire Joyner Humphries

October 21, 1922 - May 10, 2016

Claire Joyner Humphries, 93, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016. The daughter of Colonel Ralph L. Joyner and Mabel M. Joyner, Claire was born on October 21, 1922 in San Antonio, Texas. As the daughter of a career Army veteran, she moved frequently until stationed in Gainesville, Florida where she met her loving husband, Julian M. Humphries. Claire was a graduate of Duke...
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Holly Michael Hosch

May 17, 1950 - May 6, 2016

Holly Michael Hosch, 65, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away at Hadlow Hospice Center on May 6, 2016 after a brave battle with cancer. Born May 17, 1950 in Frederick, Maryland, she was the daughter of Betty Michael and the late Herman Lavier Michael. She grew up in Fairfax, Virginia and graduated from Fairfax High School in 1968. In 1972, Holly graduated from the University of Kentucky and went on...
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Linda Stone Johnson

November 29, 1943 - May 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Jordan Joseph Ansbacher

September 15, 1927 - April 28, 2016

Jordan J. Ansbacher, age 88, died Thursday, April 28, 2016, following a prolonged illness. A lifelong resident of Jacksonville, Jordan graduated in business from the University of Florida and served as a naval officer in World War II and the Korean War. He established and operated Jordan Ansbacher Realty, a commercial real estate investment firm for more than 50 years and was known locally for...
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Edmond Michael Feeks

November 29, 1929 - April 26, 2016

FEEKS: Edmond M., Captain U.S. Navy, Retired. Died April 26, 2016, at the age of 86. He was born the sixth and youngest child of John J. and Alice O'Donnell Feeks on November 29, 1929 in Richmond Hill, Queens, NY. He received a BA degree in Philosophy from Maryknoll College in 1951, later earning an MA in International Relations from American University, and an MBA from the University of...
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Dorothy June Lee

August 6, 1926 - April 26, 2016

IN LOVING MEMORYDorothy June LeeAugust 6, 1926 - April 26, 2016Born Dorothy June Knight on August 6, 1926 but was always known as June. She is survived by her sister, Nina Knight Borgis and Nina's family. When June and Nina were young girls they danced on roller skates in many performances. In 1948 June married the love of her life, Albert Lee Jr. In 1964 they founded Lee Printing, Inc. Golf...
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Milton Bernard Mann

February 23, 1931 - April 25, 2016

Dr. Milton B. Mann, age 85, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016. He was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1931 to Israel and Ruth Mann. He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Clara; his loving children, Yitzhak Ben-Moshe and Irene (John) LeJeune; his grandchildren, Ilan and Eden Ben-Moshe; future daughter-in-law, Shereen Canady; his devoted sister, Shirley Goldman, as well as...
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Delia Elizabeth Weller-Baker

January 19, 1951 - April 25, 2016

Delia Elizabeth Weller-Baker, 65, died April 25 after a long illness. She was predeceased by her father, and is survived by her mother, brother, aunt 7 first cousins and several nieces and nephews. Private Services will be held at a later date.Please Sign the guestbook at www.hardagegiddensoaklawnchapel.comHARDAGE-GIDDENS, THE OAKLAWN CHAPEL, 4801 San Jose Blvd is serving the family.
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Fay Osborn Mills

December 17, 1926 - April 25, 2016

Fay Osborn Mills, age 89, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016 at her home. Fay was born December 17, 1926 to Edward and Sara Bass in Orlando, Florida and raised in Tampa, Florida. Fay graduated from Florida State University in 1947, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a Fulbright scholar. Fay married her college sweetheart, Frank K. Osborn, in 1947. Fay and Frank were together for 54...
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Iris Paula Ringold Spitzer

June 18, 1935 - April 25, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Nina Marruzzi Kelley

July 26, 1921 - April 24, 2016

Nina J. Kelley, 94Mrs. Nina J. Kelley, nee Maruzzi, formerly of Lakeland, died of heart failure April 24, 2016 in Jacksonville, FL. She was 94. She was born to Jennie and Anthony Marruzzi on July 26, 1921, in East Lynn, MA, and moved to Lakeland, FL, in 1965. She graduated from Boston University in 1943 with a BA in Chemistry. She married James C. Kelley on June 17, 1945 in East Lynn, MA. She...
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Joseph LaTorre

August 29, 1925 - April 24, 2016

Joseph LaTorre passed away in his sleep on April 24, 2016. He was 90 years old and lived a full and distinctly American life. Joseph was born on August 29, 1925 in the lower east side of New York City to Maria and Salvatore LaTorre; and three brothers: Dominick, Ignazio and Salvatore who predeceased him.An avid and talented baseball player, Joseph once tried out for both the Yankees and the...
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Elaine Taylor Newbill

May 8, 1930 - April 24, 2016

Elaine Taylor Newbill, age 85, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 24, 2016 in her home. She was a Jacksonville native, attended Vanderbilt University and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Elaine briefly taught at Andrew Jackson High School, then retired to stay home to concentrate on raising her 3 children. In the 1980's she owned & operated The Cambridge Diet Center....
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Kenneth Paul Juhn

September 2, 1922 - April 23, 2016

Graveside service at Jacksonville National Cemetery at 2pm on Wednesday, May 4th.Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, 4801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida 32207
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William Irving Kasin

December 2, 1930 - April 21, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Shirley E. Armistead

August 17, 1945 - April 19, 2016

Shirley Eacho Armistead, age 70, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. She was born on August 17, 1945 in Richmond, Virginia to William and Nellie Eacho. She was a 1963 graduate of Highland Springs High School and retired from CSX in Jacksonville, Florida as a legal secretary in 2008. Shirley is survived by her son, Kenneth Armistead (Sherry); brother, Robert Eacho; sister-in-law,...
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Wilma Littlejohn Jones

August 18, 1923 - April 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Seymour David Cohn

October 6, 1937 - April 18, 2016

Seymour Cohn of Jacksonville passed away from pneumonia and organ failure on the morning of April 18, 2016 at the age of 78. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 6, 1937 to Leon and Diana Cohn. Seymour was an entrepreneur who owned and operated a diversity of businesses from liquor stores, restaurants, and gambling tourism to Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and Mississippi. Some of his...
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Blending Dewitt Hughes

September 2, 1939 - April 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, 4801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida 32207
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Libby Braddock Richardson

May 3, 1920 - April 15, 2016

Libby Braddock Richardson passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter on Friday, April 15, 2016. Born on May 3, 1920, she was a lifelong resident of Jacksonville. She was a graduate of Andrew Jackson High School and attended Stetson University, graduating with a B.A. in Music Performance (organ and piano). At Stetson, she met and married her beloved husband of 60 years, Frank Craig...
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Luis Garcia-Rivera

June 9, 1943 - April 14, 2016

Luis Garcia-Rivera, M.D., loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, friend and doctor, passed from this life to the next on April 14, 2016 at the age of 72.A few months before his death, he reflected upon his time on earth:"I've led a full, interesting, and rich life. I have a wonderful, good wife - she's been tremendous throughout my life and especially during this time. My kids have...
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Suzanne Iris Bernard

December 23, 1962 - April 14, 2016

Suzanne "Suzi" Bernard, wife of Ed Bernard, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 in Savannah, Georgia. Born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1962, Suzi was the daughter of Mike and Deanna Lissner. She received her Masters in Social Work from Barry University in Miami, Florida and was employed by the Miami Jewish Home and Hospital as a social worker. Suzi and Ed retired to Savannah,...
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Joseph Edwin Starling

November 11, 1930 - April 14, 2016

Joseph Edwin "Pinky" Starling passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at age 85 from heart related issues. A life-long native and resident of Jacksonville, Florida, he was born on November 11, 1930 and lived on the Westside, but moved to the Southside later in life. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1948 and Jones Business College shortly thereafter. He went to work for Peninsular...
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Joseph Augustine Caimi

December 6, 1927 - April 13, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Sybil Ponder Weiland

July 2, 1925 - April 12, 2016

Sybil Ponder Weiland, passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, in Jacksonville, Florida. She was born on July 2, 1925 in Canadian, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her sons, Delmar Leon Estes (Rose), Donald R. Estes (Ginger), and grandson, Mark Estes. She is survived by her son, Robert Estes (Janice); 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.Visitation will...
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Bertha Maxine Hardy

January 10, 1922 - April 12, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Margaret Hanlon Rickey

December 2, 1940 - April 12, 2016

Margaret Hanlon Rickey "Peggy". On Tuesday, April 12, 2016, Peggy passed away surrounded by her four children, after a valiant fight with Lymphoma. Peggy was born on December 2, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York to Elizabeth O'Brien Hanlon and Thomas Francis Hanlon, who preceded her in death. She was married for 28 years to her beloved husband, Walter Joseph Rickey on February 16, 1963...
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James Morris Henderson

February 4, 1955 - April 11, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Ivory Lee Kennedy

May 14, 1924 - April 10, 2016

Ivory Lee Kennedy was the second son born to the union of Omie Byrd and Willie Kennedy on May 14, 1924, Cobbtown, GA. His parents died when he was a young boy. He and his brother, James Dewey (J. D.) were raised by grandparents William and Ida Parrish Byrd. After their death, uncle and aunt Marshton and Mamie Kennedy assumed the parental responsibilities. His Celebration of Life came to an end...
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Paul Samuel Strauss

May 11, 1931 - April 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Agnes Blanchard Bennett

June 6, 1926 - April 7, 2016

Agnes Blanchard Bennett, age 89, of Jacksonville, Florida, died Thursday, April 7, 2016, with her son by her side. She was born June 6, 1926, on a small farm in Rose Hill, North Carolina to the late Ernest and Nora Blanchard. She went off to Pineland College at age 17, the same year her Dad died. After receiving a two-year college degree, she went to work for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad,...
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Hughey Dean Bass

July 17, 1937 - April 5, 2016

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Zena Latto

October 25, 1925 - April 5, 2016

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Gary Lee Harmon

August 16, 1935 - April 5, 2016

Gary Lee Harmon passed away April 5, 2016 at Baptist Heart Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida with his wife by his side.Gary was born in Aurora, Nebraska on August 16, 1935 to Verle and Ester Koberstein Harmon. He was raised in Hastings, Nebraska by his mother and stepfather, Vyrle Uehling. He was an eager and exceptional student, completing high school at 16 and graduated from Hastings College in...
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Vladimir Zhukov

August 22, 1946 - April 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Robert Davis Moses

January 4, 1919 - April 2, 2016

Bob was born to Eli and Ida Lublin Moses in Hartford, CT and attended Hartford High School. He then went on to graduate from Michigan State College, now University, with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1940. Later in life, Bob completed an M.B.A. at University of Hartford.After college he was employee no. 4 at McDonnell Aircraft (later McDonnell-Douglas) in St. Louis, MO, and was a lifelong...
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Dorothy Mae Nielsen Cronise

September 18, 1924 - April 2, 2016

Dorothy Mae Nielsen Cronise , age 91, died peacefully at home Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Jacksonville, Florida. She was born in Miami, Florida on September 18, 1924, to Marianne Jensen and Arthur V. Nielsen and was baptized on August 19, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois. She was confirmed at Bay Shore Lutheran Church, Miami, Florida. Dorothy spent her childhood in Miami, graduating from Edison Senior...
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Frances Barket Joseph

August 1, 1922 - April 1, 2016

Frances Barket Joseph, age 93, a native of Jacksonville, Florida, died on Friday, April 1, 2016 at home surrounded by her family. Mrs. Joseph was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Joseph (Joe) M. Joseph, and her sister, Mary Lewis. She was a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School and earned her BS degree in Art History from the University of North Florida. She was a member of All Saints...
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Morris Burnstein

October 16, 1922 - March 31, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Carl C. Childress

April 15, 1921 - March 29, 2016

Carl C. Childress passed away on Tuesday March 29, 2016, with his son at his side. He was born April 15, 1921 in Grundy, Virginia. Carl began his military career in 1942 serving both in WWll and the Korean War. He proudly served under many branches of US Military; Retiring from the Airforce as Chief Warrant Officer. Carl was also a proud member of the Francis T Hurlbert Lodge, which merged...
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John Mark Du Hamel

June 1, 1961 - March 28, 2016

John Mark DuHamelJohn was a beloved father, son, brother, man of God, co-worker and friend to many. His energy and love for life will always be felt by everyone he has touched. John was born on June 1, 1961 to Paul John and Juanita Dawn (Hargraves) DuHamel. He was born at the US Naval Hospital, Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Until he was four, John lived in Orange Park, Florida and then moved...
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Bateh Peter Bateh

January 10, 1935 - March 27, 2016

Bateh Peter Bateh, January 10, 1935 - March 27, 2016, resident of Jacksonville, Florida. Bateh (Benny) Peter Bateh, 81, went to his eternal rest with the Lord on Sunday, March 27, 2016. He was born on January 10, 1935 in Ramallah, Palestine to Butros and Sabha Bateh. He later immigrated to the United States in 1948 and settled in Jacksonville. He was very proud to be a part of this community and...
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Ronald William Gerdes

June 22, 1928 - March 26, 2016

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Florence Elaine Papalas

February 10, 1942 - March 23, 2016

Florence Elaine Wittmer Papalas, 74, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Elaine was born in Durham, North Carolina on February 10, 1942. As a small child, Elaine moved with her family to Illinois, where she graduated from Oak Lawn High School in 1960. This itself was no small feat, as Elaine was stricken by polio as a child, and was expected to succumb to the...
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Catherine Brittain Townsend

May 24, 1930 - March 22, 2016

Catherine "Kitty" Brittain Townsend passed away peacefully on March 22, 2016. A native of Jacksonville, she was the daughter of Kingman Brittain and Laura Hawkins Brittain, originally of Jacksonville, and sister of Barbara Brittain Hodges and Kingman Brittain, Jr., both deceased. Kitty was born on May 24th, 1930 in Jacksonville. While she lived the majority of her life there, she spent her high...
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Barry Steven Sinoff

September 29, 1942 - March 22, 2016

Barry Steven Sinoff passed away suddenly on March 22, 2016 surrounded by his wife and sons. He was born on September 29, 1942 in Jacksonville, Florida. Barry graduated from the University of Florida where he also received his Juris Doctor Degree. He was a past president of Florida Blue Key and past president of Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity. Following his admittance to the Florida Bar, Barry began...
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Flor Velilla

September 7, 1937 - March 21, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Elizabeth Mahaffey Holz Cahill

November 2, 1926 - March 20, 2016

Elizabeth Mahaffey Holz Cahill, age 89, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2016. Elizabeth was born on November 2, 1926 in Jacksonville, Florida. After finishing high school in Richmond Hill, Georgia, she graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Music, later pursuing a career as a School Teacher in Duval County. She was predeceased in death by her first husband, Forrest Henry...
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Muriel Higgins Garland

August 15, 1926 - March 20, 2016

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Henry Alfred Baughn

May 11, 1920 - March 19, 2016

Henry Alfred Baughn, Jr. was born in Helena, Alabama on May 11, 1920. He served in WWII European Theater US Army, including the Battle of Normandy. He was a recipient of the Silver Star, the American Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. Henry is survived by his son, Richard A. Baughn, his sons Brent and Blake and their mother Michelle F. Baughn; his daughter,...
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Robert Dean Squire

January 2, 1925 - March 18, 2016

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Francis Henry Brossette

July 29, 1928 - March 17, 2016

Francis (Frank) Henry Brossette, Jr. of Jacksonville, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2016. He was born on July 29, 1928 in Fort Worth, Texas to the late Francis H. and Thelma (Fitch) Brossette. He was raised and attended schools in Natchitoches, Louisiana. He served in the Navy aboard the USS Norton Sound and upon discharge in 1947, he worked for Sears in Norfolk, Virginia. Frank began his...
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Charles Armand Barnes

April 28, 1912 - March 16, 2016

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Wilbur Lawrence Phipps

January 5, 1930 - March 15, 2016

Wilbur Lawrence Phipps was Born at home, January 5, 1930 in Illinois to the late John Harrison Phipps and the late Mattie Alice Maguire Phipps. He has three siblings including two older sisters, the late Nellie Pearl Phipps Johnson and the late Lucy Geneva Phipps Smith, and brother, the late William Warren Phipps. In 1955 they adopted two cherished sons, David Lawrence and Donald Lee, from San...
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Debbie Marie Wagner

October 7, 1961 - March 14, 2016

Debbie grew up in a large family, often thinking about her siblings and parents before herself. From a young age, she was determined to help others. Living in a large family there was not a lot of down time. During her time in school, she loved playing trumpet in the band and being in the Girl Scouts. Debbie's love for school was two-fold. Debbie experienced both spectrums of the educational...
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John Sanford Bird,

July 2, 1962 - March 14, 2016

John (Jack) Sanford Bird, Jr., age 53 of Jacksonville, passed away on Monday, March 14, 2016 at home, of natural causes. He was born on July 2, 1962 in Trenton, New Jersey and attended Assumption Catholic School and Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville. Jack was very involved with the San Jose Athletic Association where his boys played baseball, including being a Board Member. Jack is...
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Alan Jay Taffet

October 9, 1933 - March 11, 2016

Alan Jay Taffet, age 82, passed away on March 11, 2016 in Jacksonville Florida. Alan was a special man and loved by all who knew him. Born in Bronx, New York, Alan was the son of Max and Jeanne Taffet. He graduated with a Doctorate of Pharmacy from Fordham University and owned Ansonia Pharmacy in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. Upon moving to Jacksonville, he became the lead pharmacy supervisor at...
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Barbara Janina Phillips

September 23, 1938 - March 11, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Elinor Barbara Glassman

April 26, 1921 - March 10, 2016

Elinor was the only child of Lillian and Hyman Goodman, born in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Adelphi University in New York. Elinor met Dr. Jacob A. Glassman in Miami Beach, the paradise they and the family moved to after their post World War II Chicago home. Elinor was active in the Miami Jewish community, serving as president of the Women American ORT and Temple Israel Sisterhood. She...
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Darrien Cade Clark

October 29, 1968 - March 9, 2016

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Mercedes Agnes Jimenez Campbell

September 24, 1922 - March 9, 2016

Mercedes Agnes Jimenez Campbell, 93, passed away peacefully at Wyndham Lakes in the city of Jacksonville Florida on March 9, 2016 were she has been a long term resident.The memorial service will be held in Jacksonville Florida at Oaklawn Chapel & Cemetery on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 2:00 PM. The Reverend Richard E. Carney, the pastor of Park Lane Baptist Church in Jacksonville Florida...
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Anne Cornwall Johnson-Adams

July 6, 1933 - March 9, 2016

Anne Cornwall Johnson-Adams of Jacksonville, Florida died peacefully at the age of 82 on March 9, 2016 at the Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring. She was surrounded by her beloved family who were everything to her. Anne, a true Florida native who loved the sunshine and the beach, was born on July 6, 1933 to Bryan H. Cornwall, Sr. and Eva Baker Cornwall of Jacksonville, Florida.Anne graduated from...
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Teresa Andre Cherry

June 1, 1968 - March 9, 2016

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Vera Sears Lienau

March 26, 1923 - March 7, 2016

Vera Nell Sears Lienau, of Jacksonville, was born March 26, 1923 in Douglas, Georgia to Vera and Clifford Sears. She passed away on March 7, 2016 at her residence with family and friends by her side. She was a lifelong resident of Jacksonville. Nell was a graduate of the class of 1940 at Andrew Jackson High School. She attended Arlington and Parkwood Baptist churches for a number of years. Nell&...
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Carroll Geneva Greene Wynn

February 21, 1933 - March 5, 2016

Carroll G. (Greene) Wynn, age 83, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2016, after a long struggle with Parkinson disease. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Wynn. She is survived by her brother, sister, 2 sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, four sons; a daughter; three daughters-in-law, a son-in-law, 15 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. She was a graduate of Andrew Jackson High...
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James Boulden Waters

April 25, 1934 - March 5, 2016

James Boulden Waters, Jr.April 25, 1934-March 5, 2016James Boulden Waters, Jr. died peacefully on March 5, 2016. He was born on April 25, 1934, a third generation native of Jacksonville. Raised in Riverside, he attended The Bolles School and The University of Florida where he was a member of the SAE Fraternity. He served his country in the Korean War. Mr. Waters was a prominent local business...
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Linda Sue Tobin

September 20, 1953 - March 4, 2016

Linda Sue Tobin, age 62, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2016 with her loving family by her side. She is survived by her husband, Jeff Tobin; two sons, Brian and Kenny; two brothers, Gene Frier (Audrey), Allen Frier (Lori); sister, Audrey Proctor; and many other dear relatives and friends.Linda worked as a crossing guard at Englewood Elementary School in...
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Martha Ruth Dowdy Fowler

March 30, 1923 - March 4, 2016

Martha Ruth Dowdy Fowler, age 92, went home to Heaven, on Friday, March 4, 2016 at St. Vincent's Southside. She was born in Cordele, Georgia on March 30, 1923 to Pat and Lillie Mae (Butterworth) Dowdy. She married the love of her life, Willis H. "Bill" Fowler, in Cordele on February 3, 1940 and recently celebrated their 76th wedding anniversary. Mrs. Fowler was devoted to her Lord and...
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Edward Jackson Brannam

April 28, 1925 - March 3, 2016

Edward Jackson Brannam, age 90, passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2016. He was born in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. He was a graduate of Landon High School class of 1944 and was awarded a Military and Scholastic Diploma. Edward served in the Merchant Marines from 1943 until 1949 and discharged as a 3rd Assistant Engineer. He then became a Boiler Inspector for Hartford Insurance Company until 1957....
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Cathy Joy Smith

August 11, 1960 - March 3, 2016

Cathy J. Smith, 55, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 3, 2016 from a rich life filled with those who loved her and travels to far reaches of the world. Born in Conyers, Georgia, she was a graduate of Young Harris College and Valdosta State University. She is the eldest daughter of Sylvia Johnson Smith and James Richard Smith of Conyers, Georgia. Cathy moved to Florida many years ago and...
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Jeffrey Philip Wolfe

April 20, 1982 - March 2, 2016

Jeffrey Philip Wolfe passed away March 1st, 2016 to be with the Lord. He is survived by his parents, Frank A. Wolfe Jr. and Mary Leann Wolfe; his brother, Ryan Wolfe; sister-in-law, Lauren Wolfe; and his beloved nephew, Owen Wolfe. He was born April 20th, 1982 in Moundsville, West Virginia. Jeff left us here on this earth where, for the rest of our lives, we will miss him dearly. Words cannot...
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James Porter Jones

November 4, 1930 - March 2, 2016

James Porter Jones, 85, passed away on March 2, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Grettza, who died on August 13, 2014. He is survived by his son, Rick and his wife, Suzy, of Jacksonville; his daughter, Kathy Jones Clodfelter and her husband, Scott, of Tallahassee; five grandchildren, Ashley Jones Heller (Brian), Jonathan Clodfelter, Rachel Jones, Katie Clodfelter Mynard ...
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Marilynn White Pruitt

November 3, 1923 - February 24, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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James William Weedon

September 28, 1920 - February 24, 2016

James William (Bill) Weedon died on February 24, 2016 with his children by his side. He was born on September 28, 1920 in Baltimore, Maryland to Louis Milton Weedon and Annie Celinda Taylor Weedon. He had an older brother, Milton, who predeceased him. He was a lifelong and gifted athlete, an All City high school football, basketball and baseball player. He was recruited by Wake Forest...
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Julia Agnes Jones

November 17, 1924 - February 24, 2016

Julia A. Jones "Judy", a longtime resident of Jacksonville, FL, died Wednesday, February 24th at the Community Hospice Anne and Donald McGraw Center for Caring at age 91. She was born in 1924 and grew up in Moultrie, GA with her parents and eight siblings. Judy married a Navy man and the love of her life, James H. Jones, Sr. Jimmy, in 1943. The couple first moved to Jacksonville in 1948...
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Luella E. Quinn

February 12, 1933 - February 24, 2016

Luella Ethel Quinn, age 83, passed away on February 24, 2016. Hardage-Giddens, The Oaklawn Chapel, 4801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL is serving the family.
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Anthony Mark Canova

January 27, 1961 - February 23, 2016

Anthony "Tony" Canova of Jacksonville/Orange Park, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. He was born on January 27, 1961 in Laurel, Maryland, Tony was always full of life. He taught his children and grandchildren the meaning of unconditional love. He loved the beach, horse racing, glass bottle Coca Cola's, and cherished being a Dad. Survived by three daughters, Andrea (Michael,...
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Karol Tencer

November 14, 1967 - February 22, 2016

Karol Tencer of Jacksonville, Florida passed away suddenly on February 22, 2016. Born November 14, 1967 in Nova Bana, Slovakia, to Maria and Karol Tencer; he grew up loving mountains, animals and airplanes. In 1998 he moved to the United States to join his wife, Dagmar Tencer, and in 2007 they both became US citizens. Karol worked for Suddath Companies as an IT network engineer for 16 years and...
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Pamela Young Gratz

September 20, 1949 - February 21, 2016

Pamela Young Gratz, age 67, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016. A Memorial Service will be held at Oaklawn Cemetery, graveside, on Monday, February 29 at 11:00 am. She was born September 20, 1949 in Orlando, Florida to Ed and Lucille Young. They moved to Lakeland Florida where Pam grew up and graduated from Lakeland Senior High School. Pam and her family moved to Jacksonville where Pam went...
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Woodson Gray Dudley

July 11, 1928 - February 21, 2016

Woodson (Woodie) G. Dudley passed away in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday, February 21, 2016 following his battle with cancer. Woodie, a long time resident of Bonita Springs, Florida and a former resident of Indianapolis, Indiana leaves behind his sons, William Bruce Dudley (Beth), Dwight Allen Dudley (Judy), Daniel Lewis Reed, Dale Paul Reed, Woodson (Woodie) Morris Dudley (Angel), David (Doug)...
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Mary Nanny" Elizabeth Grooms

September 21, 1912 - February 19, 2016

Mary Grooms "Betty" "Nanny" , born September, 21, 1912 in Ft. White, Florida and died on February 19, 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida. How can you say everything you want to say about a woman who lived 103 years? She was first and foremost a Christ follower, who loved God, accepted Christ as her Savior and was baptized in the Ichetucknee River as a young girl. She was a dedicated wife of 40...
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