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Martha Rose Kalil Benoit

August 24, 1930 - May 18, 2015

MARTHA ROSE KALIL (Akra) BENOIT, 84, died at home after a brief illness surrounded by her five children. She was born on August 24, 1930, in Live Oak, Florida and was the daughter of Margaret Redmond Kalil and Ford Anthony Kalil, Sr. She graduated from St. Genevieve-of-the Pines, Ashville, North Carolina and attended Immaculata College in Washington, D.C. In 1948, Martha Rose moved to...
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Victor Eugene Holbrooks

May 11, 1934 - May 15, 2015

Victor Eugene Holbrooks passed away May 15, 2015. He was born May 11, 1934 in Concord, N.C. and was the son of Ethel and Macon Holbrooks. He graduated from Fishbourne Military Academy and attended the University of Florida after which he served in the U.S. Army. Upon discharge he became a longtime resident of Jacksonville. Vic worked at GMAC for 15 years and then spent the remainder of his career...
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R. Taylor King

April 23, 1925 - May 11, 2015

Rice "Taylor" King, son of Andre Rice King and Virginia Taylor King, died peacefully on Monday, May 11, in Atlanta, Georgia, a few weeks after his 90th birthday. Dr. King dedicated his life to the practice of psychiatry, beginning with his service as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, and proceeding through nearly 60 years in private practice. A Jacksonville native, Taylor studied at Vanderbilt...
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Phyllis Katz Strumlauf

May 20, 1941 - May 10, 2015

Phyllis Katz Strumlauf, age 73, passed away on May 10, 2015. She was born in Jacksonville, Florida on May 20, 1941. She is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband of 53 years, George; her sister, Rochelle Shainbrown; three children, Ross Strumlauf, Lane (Melissa) Strumlauf and Beth (Daryl) Walter; five grandchildren, Brooke, Faith and Hunter Strumlauf, Noah and Jesse Walter. She was...
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Mickey Deborah Merlin

June 28, 1950 - May 10, 2015

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John Flynn Hardy

November 22, 1922 - May 9, 2015

"May you have Fairwinds and Following Seas"Commander John F. Hardy, passed away May 9, 2015. The Naval Veteran of three wars (WWII, Korea, Vietnam), was born in Waycross, Georgia on November 22, 1922, the second of two children. He graduated from Waycross High School in 1940 followed by Georgia Tech University B.S., Emory University, Harvard University(NSCS) and eventually Naval Post Graduate...
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Vickie Diane Prestridge

February 10, 1960 - May 9, 2015

Vickie Diane Esposito Prestridge went to be with her Lord on Saturday, May 9, 2015. She was born February 10, 1960 in Portsmouth, Virginia. Vickie is survived by her husband of 34 years, Jesse Prestridge, Jr of Jacksonville; her sons, David (Tracy) and Daniel (Crystal); her sisters, Debbie (Joe), Theresa (Lee); and brothers, John Jr., Robert, and half- brother, Shane (Denisse); half-sister Lori...
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Richard James Tice

July 9, 1931 - May 7, 2015

Richard "Dick" Tice passed away peacefully at The Terrace of Jacksonville Nursing Home on May 7, 2015 at the age of 83.Dick is survived by his devoted wife, June; son, Gary; grandchildren, Nicole, Lauren, and Scott; and great-grandchildren, Evan, Jackson, Krista and Chloe. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Herlina Tice of Buffalo, New York. Dick was born July 9, 1931 in...
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Margaret M. Sears

March 11, 1921 - May 2, 2015

Margaret Sears, March 11, 1921, passed away on May 2, 2015. She is preceded in death by the love of her life, husband, Fred Sears, mother, Robbie Clark (Harvey) and brother, Carlton Murphey (Irene). She is survived by her beloved daughter, Mary Alice Gilmore (Jimmy), grandchildren, Rick Gilmore (Donna), Cheryl Hauser (Mike), Jenee' Gilmore, Ross Gilmore, 8 great grandchildren, one precious...
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Daniel G. Thomas

November 2, 1942 - May 2, 2015

Daniel G. Thomas, Jr. DDS, 72 years old, passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Dan was born November 2, 1942 in Jacksonville, Florida. Dan was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother and many felt his generosity. His spirit of helping others had no boundaries. He adored his life with his wife, Edie, of nearly 50 years. As a father and grandfather, he was a loving, supportive...
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Calvin E. Hayden

September 13, 1942 - May 2, 2015

Calvin Earl "Bud" Hayden, 72, a native of Jacksonville, Florida, died suddenly and unexpectedly late Saturday afternoon. His parents Nell Colbert Hayden and George T. Miller preceded him in death. While Bud's accomplishments were extensive and monumental, nothing among those took precedence over the love and loyalty he felt for his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 34 years Mary...
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Charles Morris Grossman

January 29, 1932 - April 30, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Lucille Carter Herrin

February 24, 1921 - April 29, 2015

Lucille Carter Herrin was born on February 24, 1921 in Hoboken, Georgia. Her parents were Jeptha Griffin and Zettie O'Quinn Griffin. Lucille died on April 29, 2015 at Life Care Center of Jax, while under the care of Community Hospice. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist faith, and attended churches in Georgia.She leaves two loving daughters, Phyllis Carter and Dianne Copeman (Tom). She...
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Jane Carol Bannister Hendley

March 30, 1935 - April 27, 2015

Jane Carol Bannister Hendley, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend passed away on April 27, 2015 at the age of 80 in Jacksonville, FL. Although recently of St. Simons Island, GA, she was a longtime resident of Aiken, SC; Atlanta, GA; and Hilton Head Island, SC. She was predeceased by her parents, Wesley Albert Bannister and Ethel Ellis Bannister of Baltimore, MD and Long Beach...
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Mary Etta Nelson

March 8, 1929 - April 27, 2015

Mary Etta Nelson, age 86, born in Anderson, South Carolina on March 8, 1929 and longtime resident of Jacksonville, Florida passed away peacefully on April 27, 2015. She was married to Hanford Bradley Nelson (Brad) until his passing on August 23, 1983. She is survived by her loving children; daughter, Nancy Lee Nelson; her son, Hanford Bradley Nelson, Jr (Ford) and his wife Vickie; as well as...
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Wallace Wright

December 9, 1930 - April 26, 2015

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June June Hartmann

July 18, 1927 - April 25, 2015

Rebecca June Hartmann, born to Alyne and Elbert (Shorty) Gilbert on July 18, 1927 in Memphis, Tennessee, Rebecca June Hartmann, a beautiful person inside and out, passed away to eternal life and her loved ones in Heaven on April 25, 2014. June was predeceased by the love of her life and husband of nearly 70 years, Ernie; their son, Eddy; her mother and father; and her sister, Billie Jean.June's...
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Walter Harold Kraemer

March 24, 1920 - April 23, 2015

Walter Harold Kraemer, born to Esther and Samuel, passed away peacefully the morning of April 23, 2015. Born March 24, 1920 in New York, he grew up in East Orange, New Jersey. He met the love of his life, Sylvia Goldman, on a blind date in September of 1946. They were married in October of the following year, and celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary in 2014. Walter and Sylvia became...
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Robert Lexford Sorey

September 27, 1919 - April 20, 2015

Colonel Robert L. Sorey, USAF (Ret) passed away peacefully on April 20, 2015 at the age of 95, after a short illness. He was a true patriot, an admired church and community leader, and a dedicated family man. Bob was one of the best of those who became known as the "Greatest Generation". He volunteered for the Army Air Force two months after the Pearl Harbor attack, coming from his native...
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Dorothy Elaine Almashy

April 3, 1925 - April 20, 2015

Dorothy Elaine (Ford) Almashy, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her on home on Sunday, April 20, 2015. She was 90 years young. Dot was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Milton Szatkowski and John C. Almashy; her mother, Gladys Ford Williams; her sister, Norma Seaman; and her brother, Eugene Lee Ford. She is survived by her...
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Neil Christopher Taylor

October 13, 1927 - April 20, 2015

Neil Christopher Taylor, 87, a longtime resident of Jacksonville, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2015 after a lengthy illness. He was married to Janice O'Steen Taylor until her death on June 14, 2007. He is survived by his sons, Neil C. Taylor, Jr. and his wife Pegge, Mark D. Taylor and his wife Ginny; and son-in-law, Wayne Perpall. He is also survived by his much loved granddaughters, Mindy...
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Doris Meadows Arnold

May 26, 1923 - April 18, 2015

Doris Meadows Arnold passed away peacefully April 18 at Brookdale Senior Living Facility. The only daughter of Mellye Vereen McDaniel and Lonnie Newman Meadows, Mrs. Arnold was born in Valdosta, Georgia, and completed her education in Georgia schools before moving to Jacksonville. She became active in civic and charitable organizations and was a past member of the San Jose Ladies Golf...
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Sandra C. Orr

December 3, 1948 - April 18, 2015

Sandy was born on December 3, 1948 in Nashville, Tennessee, the daughter of Neil and Jewel (King) Caldwell. She married David G. Orr on February 28, 1966. She was a graduate of Franklin High School (Franklin, TN). Over the years, Sandy, David and their boys lived in many cities - from Louisville, Kentucky and Evansville, Indiana to Baltimore, Maryland and Jacksonville, Florida. It did not...
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Thelma Segal Schneider

September 16, 1916 - April 18, 2015

Thelma Segal Schneider, 98 of Jacksonville, Florida passed away Saturday April 18, 2015. She was a wife, mother, religious school teacher and seasonal government employee who was a traditional home maker. Born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, the former Thelma Segal was married to Nathan J. Schneider for over 70 years. They enjoyed a loving and supportive relationship. Nathan predeceased her...
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George Giouroukos

October 10, 1946 - April 17, 2015

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Kent Kent Lindsey

June 1, 1953 - April 15, 2015

"All the world's a stage. And the men and women are merely players; they have their exits and entrances and one man in his time plays many parts."Kent Lindsey exited the stage of earthly life on April 15, 2015, but throughout his short 61 years he played many parts -- from brother, musician, actor, role model, civic leader, loyal friend to proud father and beloved husband. Kent made his entrance...
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Jack Charles Demetree

October 2, 1927 - April 15, 2015

DEMETREE: Jack Charles Demetree, a leading Jacksonville business man and charitable patron passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on April 15, 2015 after a lengthy illness. He was 87. He is survived by his wife Betty to whom he has been married for 59 years; sons, Mark (Christina), Jack Jr. "Jay" (Tammy); daughters, Elisa "Lisa" and Leslie Demetree Doherty (Sean); son,...
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Martin Lee Freeman

September 22, 1948 - April 14, 2015

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Mary T. Hunter

November 3, 1927 - April 13, 2015

Mary T. Hunter, 87, passed away on April 13, 2015. Mary was born on November 3, 1927 in New Albany, Indiana. She moved to Jacksonville in 1956. Mary worked as a bookkeeper for several local businesses until her retirement in 1993.Mary was predeceased by her brother, James Travis and dear companion, Jesse Womack. She is survived by her sister, Anna Stramaglia, son Larry Hunter, daughter in law...
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Katarina U. Gordon

April 2, 1953 - April 13, 2015

Katarina Ursula Gordon, 62 of Jacksonville, FL, passed away on April 13, 2015. She was born April 2, 1953 in Dusseldorf Germany. She will be remembered for her happy nature, her independent spirit and determination, her extreme generosity to friends and family. She was an exceptional health professional who had a heart with an immeasurable amount of kindness, gentleness and generosity. Katarina...
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Victor Douglas Williams

March 4, 1932 - April 9, 2015

Victor Douglas Williams was born on March 4, 1932 in Kingston, Jamaica to Leslie and Lilybelle Williams. Douglas grew up in Kingston and attended Kingston College. An accountant by trade, after he left school, he was employed at Carman and Bruce Accounting firm on a work study internship. He went on to work at Jamaica Gypsum and Quarries Ltd as their accountant for roughly 20 years. In 1977,...
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Shirley Kulchinsky

February 11, 1929 - April 4, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Johnny Lee Parham

September 15, 1970 - April 2, 2015

Hardage-Giddens, The Oaklawn Chapel, 4801 San Jose Boulevard, is serving the family.
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Grace Josephine Wilson

July 3, 1922 - March 31, 2015

Born in Panama on July 3,1922, Grace Josephine Shack Wilson (Gracie) was the embodiment of her background- full of love for music, dance, family and fun found in Latin culture. But also she was the child of Depression-era spiritual parents who made their way from NYC to Panama to pursue religious freedom, gainful work and purpose. By the time Gracie left Panama to attend St. Joseph's College in...
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Irving Ross

September 25, 1926 - March 31, 2015

Irving Ross was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on September 25th, 1926. He was the only son of Irving and Margaret Ross. He served valiantly in the US Navy during World War II. He loved to cruise, watch his Dallas Cowboys and sing to his birds. At one time, he owned his own restaurant. He loved to cook, especially his famous crab salad. Irving would stop and talk to any and all people, and...
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Lindsay Carol Turner

December 11, 1987 - March 30, 2015

Lindsay Carol Turner, age 27, passed away at her home in Eleanor, West Virginia on March 30, 2015. Lindsay was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. She moved with her family to Jacksonville Florida in 1999 and was a 2006 graduate of Bartram Trail High School. She attended Ivy Tech Community College in Evansville, Indiana and Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Lindsay's life...
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Isabelle May Dutcher

February 21, 1941 - March 30, 2015

Isabelle May Winn Dutcher, more affectionately known as Izzy, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida at the age of 74. Izzy was born on February 21, 1941 in Afton, New York. She is survived by her son, Scott Dutcher and wife Amy; daughter, Yvonne Plumstead and husband Bill; and son, Larry Dutcher and wife Sherri. She is also survived by what she called her greatest...
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Robert Scott Morrison

January 18, 1965 - March 28, 2015

Robert Scott Morrison passed away in his home on Saturday, March 28, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida after a courageous 17 year battle with cancer. He was 50 years old. Robert was born in Jacksonville, Florida on January 18, 1965 and lived most of his life in Jacksonville. He spent his professional career in industrial sales and loved being able to work with people. Robert was a loving and...
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John Carroll McColskey

February 7, 1925 - March 27, 2015

MCCOLSKEY - John Carroll McColskey, 90, of Jacksonville, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015 Hardage - Giddens, THE OAKLAWN CHAPEL is serving the family.
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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

Theresa Virginia Baker, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away peacefully in her home March 16, 2015. She was born September 02, 1956 in Ocean View, Virginia to James and Virginia Greer. She is survived by her husband Robert Baker, 2 daughters Stacey Causa and Kellie Abrahamson, 2 step sons, Robert and Allen Baker, 8 grandchildren, sister Nancy Greer Washburn and...
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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 at home surrounded by friends and family on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Joan lived a long and faithful life. She attended Adelphi University and received a degree in early childhood education. Upon graduation, she worked as an elementary school teacher. During her 80 years she felt great fortune to have lived in several different countries and to have travelled...
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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, age 94, of Jacksonville, Florida, 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...
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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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