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Michael D. Gooch

July 11, 1950 - October 25, 2016

 

Michael D. Gooch, 66, Merritt Island, died 10-25-2016. Arrangements: Island Cremation Service.

Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Oct. 26, 2016.

 

 


Michael J. Waldsmith, 68 of Cocoa, Florida, formerly of Aurora, passed away Wednesday May 25, 2016 at Presence Mercy Center. He was born April 29, 1948 in Belvidere, IL the son of the late Mearle and Joselyn Waldsmith. Mike was just recently retired from Brevard County Correctional Department. He was also a longtime Umpire for the Pony League in the Fox Valley Area. Mike is survived by his daughter, Lisa Waldsmith-Miller and his son, Kevin L. Waldsmith; his grandchildren, Corina Jo Miller and Zachary Zaleski; his brothers, Allen (Beth) Waldsmith, Shane (Amanda) Waldsmith and Bernard (Christine) Elvin; his sisters, Gracellyn "Pebbie" (Donnie Burkey) Ankney and Ramona Barnum; his step-mother, Allura Schoephoerster; many nieces, nephews and other family and friends; his beloved dog, Anna. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Bernard D. Elvin Sr., and his brother, Robert Waldsmith. Funeral service will be held Saturday 5:00 p.m. May 28, 2016 at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Dr., Sugar Grove, IL 60554. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Interment will be private. For further information please call (630) 466-1330 or visit our website at www.healychapel.com to sign the online guestbook.
 
Published in the Aurora Beacon News on May 27, 2016 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/aurora-beacon-news/obituary.aspx?pid=180127489#sthash.Eu2JNMcO.dpuf
Michael J. Waldsmith, 68 of Cocoa, Florida, formerly of Aurora, passed away Wednesday May 25, 2016 at Presence Mercy Center. He was born April 29, 1948 in Belvidere, IL the son of the late Mearle and Joselyn Waldsmith. Mike was just recently retired from Brevard County Correctional Department. He was also a longtime Umpire for the Pony League in the Fox Valley Area. Mike is survived by his daughter, Lisa Waldsmith-Miller and his son, Kevin L. Waldsmith; his grandchildren, Corina Jo Miller and Zachary Zaleski; his brothers, Allen (Beth) Waldsmith, Shane (Amanda) Waldsmith and Bernard (Christine) Elvin; his sisters, Gracellyn "Pebbie" (Donnie Burkey) Ankney and Ramona Barnum; his step-mother, Allura Schoephoerster; many nieces, nephews and other family and friends; his beloved dog, Anna. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Bernard D. Elvin Sr., and his brother, Robert Waldsmith. Funeral service will be held Saturday 5:00 p.m. May 28, 2016 at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Dr., Sugar Grove, IL 60554. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Interment will be private. For further information please call (630) 466-1330 or visit our website at www.healychapel.com to sign the online guestbook.
 
Published in the Aurora Beacon News on May 27, 2016 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/aurora-beacon-news/obituary.aspx?pid=180127489#sthash.Eu2JNMcO.dpuf

Jimmie L. Woodard

Merritt Island, Florida

April 1, 1942 - October 21, 2016

Master Sargent Jimmie L. Woodard, 74 of Merritt Island, Florida. Departed this life on October 21, 2016.

Friends will be received at the Life Event Center at Florida Memorial (5950 U.S Hwy 1, Rockledge, FL. 32955) on Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. with the funeral to follow at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at the Florida Memorial Gardens (5950 U.S Hwy 1, Rockledge, FL. 32955).

 

 


George Edwin Merklinger

Tavares, Florida

11/21/1945 - 9/3/2016

George Edwin Merklinger, 70, died Saturday, September 3, 2016. George was born in Rochester, NY and raised in Naples, NY by Ellen and Grant Merklinger. George was a retired corrections officer, an accountant and a manager. But, apart from his family, George's passion was music. Whether singing, playing bass in country bands or teaching others, music was central to his life. And hugs. George was known for his hugs. After serving in the Army as a Sergeant in 1966-7, George set off with Ruth on the adventure he self-described in the song "I've Been Everywhere." From Maine to Montana, George and Ruth would be the first ones out on the dance floor. They proceeded to dance together for the rest of their lives. George leaves his life-long wife Ruth (Jackson) Merklinger; two sons: William and Scott; a daughter: Margaret (Peggy); his grandson: Daniel; and five siblings: Alan, Grant Jr., Francis, Susan and John. George was predeceased by his oldest son George II, and two brothers Frederick and William. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., September 10th at Tavares Nazarene Church in Tavares, Florida with private burial. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Merritt Island High School Music Department. And hugs. Give someone a hug today to honor George. Online condolences may be made at www.beyersfuneralhome.com. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla.

Published in the Orlando Sentinel on Sept. 6, 2016 -

Merklinger, George George Edwin Merklinger, 70, died Saturday, September 3, 2016. George was born in Rochester, NY and raised in Naples, NY by Ellen and Grant Merklinger. George was a retired corrections officer, an accountant and a manager. But, apart from his family, George's passion was music. Whether singing, playing bass in country bands or teaching others, music was central to his life. And hugs. George was known for his hugs. After serving in the Army as a Sergeant in 1966-7, George set off with Ruth on the adventure he self-described in the song "I've Been Everywhere." From Maine to Montana, George and Ruth would be the first ones out on the dance floor. They proceeded to dance together for the rest of their lives. George leaves his life-long wife Ruth (Jackson) Merklinger; two sons: William and Scott; a daughter: Margaret (Peggy); his grandson: Daniel; and five siblings: Alan, Grant Jr., Francis, Susan and John. George was predeceased by his oldest son George II, and two brothers Frederick and William. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., September 10th at Tavares Nazarene Church in Tavares, Florida with private burial. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Merritt Island High School Music Department. And hugs. Give someone a hug today to honor George. Online condolences may be made at www.beyersfuneralhome.com. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla.
 
Published in the Orlando Sentinel on Sept. 6, 2016 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/orlandosentinel/obituary.aspx?n=george-merklinger&pid=181304571&fhid=24318&eid=sp_ommatch#sthash.4vXTRMDS.dpu

Michael J. Waldsmith

Aurora, Illinois

May 25, 2016


Michael J. Waldsmith, 68 of Cocoa, Florida, formerly of Aurora, passed away Wednesday May 25, 2016 at Presence Mercy Center. He was born April 29, 1948 in Belvidere, IL the son of the late Mearle and Joselyn Waldsmith.

Mike was just recently retired from Brevard County Correctional Department. He was also a longtime Umpire for the Pony League in the Fox Valley Area.

Mike is survived by his daughter, Lisa Waldsmith-Miller and his son, Kevin L. Waldsmith; his grandchildren, Corina Jo Miller and Zachary Zaleski; his brothers, Allen (Beth) Waldsmith, Shane (Amanda) Waldsmith and Bernard (Christine) Elvin; his sisters, Gracellyn Pebbie (Donnie Burkey) Ankney and Ramona Barnum; his step-mother, Allura Schoephoerster; many nieces, nephews and other family and friends; his beloved dog, Anna.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Bernard D. Elvin Sr., and his brother, Robert Waldsmith.

Funeral service will be held Saturday 5:00 p.m. May 28, 2016 at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Dr., Sugar Grove, IL 60554. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Interment will be private. 

Michael J. Waldsmith, 68 of Cocoa, Florida, formerly of Aurora, passed away Wednesday May 25, 2016 at Presence Mercy Center. He was born April 29, 1948 in Belvidere, IL the son of the late Mearle and Joselyn Waldsmith. Mike was just recently retired from Brevard County Correctional Department. He was also a longtime Umpire for the Pony League in the Fox Valley Area. Mike is survived by his daughter, Lisa Waldsmith-Miller and his son, Kevin L. Waldsmith; his grandchildren, Corina Jo Miller and Zachary Zaleski; his brothers, Allen (Beth) Waldsmith, Shane (Amanda) Waldsmith and Bernard (Christine) Elvin; his sisters, Gracellyn "Pebbie" (Donnie Burkey) Ankney and Ramona Barnum; his step-mother, Allura Schoephoerster; many nieces, nephews and other family and friends; his beloved dog, Anna. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Bernard D. Elvin Sr., and his brother, Robert Waldsmith. Funeral service will be held Saturday 5:00 p.m. May 28, 2016 at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Dr., Sugar Grove, IL 60554. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Interment will be private. For further information please call (630) 466-1330 or visit our website at www.healychapel.com to sign the online guestbook.
 
Published in the Aurora Beacon News on May 27, 2016 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/aurora-beacon-news/obituary.aspx?pid=180127489#sthash.Eu2JNMcO.dpuf

Hobart Earl Hani

Titusville, Florida

April 10, 2014

Hobart E Hani, age 81, of Titusville, Florida passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014.

There will be a celebration of Hobart's life on April 12, 2014 at the Hani family home in Titusville from 2 - 4 pm.

 

 

 

 

 


Ralph Charles Koppe Jr.

February 15, 2014

Titusville, Florida

Ralph Charles Koppe Jr., 75, of Titusville, Florida passed away on March 15, 2014. He retired from the Orange County Department of Corrections. He was a member of the VFW in Titusville.

Ralph was born on April 9, 1938, Logansport, Indiana to the late Ralph and Josephine Summers.

Ralph is survived by his daughter, Kimsu Conway; sons, Peter Koppe, Ralph Koppe III, Ralph Koppe, Anthony Koppe and Christopher Koppe; and 8 grandchildren.

A gathering of family and friends is scheduled for Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 4:00 - 6:00PM at the Newcomer Cremation and Funeral Service Chapel.

To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomercremation.com


John Cummings

March 15, 2014

John A. Cummings

Titusville, FL

John A. Cummings, age 80, of Titusville, died Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Wuesthoff Medical Center, Rockledge.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, Mr. Cummings was a metal salesman and later worked at the Brevard Correctional Institute. He moved to this area in 1990 from Rhode Island. He served in the United States Air Force, was a life-long Mason, a coin collector and dealer, and enjoyed music and movies. Mr. Cummings gained strength from his family and friends, and had a great sense of humor.

Survivors include one daughter, Kristin Palmer, Auburndale, Massachusetts; one son, John Cummings, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; one granddaughter, Emily Palmer, Auburndale; one grandson, Josh Palmer, Auburndale; ex-wife, Sara Cummings, Middleboro, Massachusetts; one brother, Paul (Pennie) Cummings, Naples, Florida; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Cummings was preceded in death by his father, John Cummings; his mother, Ethel Skoog Cummings; and one brother, Donald Cummings.

Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 14, 2014 at Sea Pines Memorial Gardens, Edgewater, Florida.

Condolences may be made online at www.settlewilderfuneralhome.com

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the US Humane Society.

Arrangements are being handled by Settle-Wilder Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 406 S. Orange Street, New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168.

 

Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Feb. 12, 2014
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Ralph Charles Koppe Jr., 75, of Titusville, Florida passed away on March 15, 2014. He retired from the Orange County Department of Corrections. He was a member of the VFW in Titusville.

Ralph was born on April 9, 1938, Logansport, Indiana to the late Ralph and Josephine Summers.

Ralph is survived by his daughter, Kimsu Conway; sons, Peter Koppe, Ralph Koppe III, Ralph Koppe, Anthony Koppe and Christopher Koppe; and 8 grandchildren.

A gathering of family and friends is scheduled for Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 4:00 - 6:00PM at the Newcomer Cremation and Funeral Service Chapel.

To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomercremation.com

Kenneth Lee Adkins

February 7, 2014

Connersville, Indiana

Kenneth Lee Adkins, 73, of Connersville, went home to be with the Lord Friday, February 7, 2014, at his home in rural Fayette County....

One of three children, he was born June 28, 1940 in Pikeville, Kentucky, the son of Millard and Edna Marie Stratton Adkins.

On February 14, 1990, he married Janet Sue Burch of Connersville at Merritt Island, Florida.

For more than twenty-five years, he proudly served with U.S. Army, 1st Cavalry Division including two tours in Vietnam; then, following his honorable discharge in 1984, he was employed for more than fifteen years as a correctional officer in Sharps, Florida. In his leisure, he enjoyed fishing and collecting minature trains.

He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the American Legion Post #1.

Survivors include a son and his family, Mike (Debra) Adkins and his daughter, Sharon, both of Bristol, Connecticut, and three step-granddaughters, Kathern (John) Clark and her daughter, Anne, both of Long Island, New York, Erin (George) Merillo and her children, James and Elyasa, all of Melbourne, Florida, and Kelly (Bobby) Bearden and her daughters, Alexa and Robin, also of Florida.

Survivors also include two additional sons, Robert (Evelyn) Adkins and his two children, Zachery and Katlyn, all of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Stephen Adkins of San Antonio, Texas.

Kenneth was also blessed with three step-children, Ronald (Michele) Burch and his son, Kyle (Carol) Burch and his children, Savannah, Londyn and Austin, of California, and Heather Burch and her daughter Makayla Gaines, both of Connersville, Rena Bailey and her son, Branden, both of Connersville, and Roger (Kathy) Burch and his daughters, Kylie and Brooke, all of Fishers, Indiana, and a son, Brant Burch, of Salt Lake, Utah.

He is also survived by a sister, Stella Thomas of West Virginia.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Alice Marie.

Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Saturday, February 15, 2014, at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home with Rev. John Reynolds officiating; burial with military rites conducted by the U.S. Army will be in Valley Grove in Western Wayne County. Friends may call at the Funeral Home from 4 until 8 PM on Friday; they may also visit anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Fund.


Robert Powers

August 16, 3013

Port St. John, FL

Robert Powers, passed away on August 16, 2013.Bob will be deeply missed by his wife Carmen, daughters Angelique, Megan and Danielle, son in law David, granddaughter Madyson and brothers, Michael, Jim, John and Bill and all his nieces and nephews. Bob was honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1972 after receiving an Air Force Commendation medal for saving families from the Rapid City Floods. He retired as a Colonel after 25 years of service with the Florida Dept. of CorrectionsA memorial service will be held at 6 pm on Wednesday August 21 at First United Methodist Church 1165 Fay Blvd, Port St John, FL 32927 Please sign Bob's online guestbook at www.northbrevardfuneralhome.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/floridatoday/obituary.aspx?n=robert-powers&pid=166521676&fhid=5703#fbLoggedOut

 

 


Thomas "Tom" Dobrowolski
April 19, 2013

Cocoa, Fl.

Mr. Thomas J. Dobrowolski, Sr. 72 of Cocoa, Florida passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013. He was born on February 19, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois to Joseph and Stephanie Dobrowolski and has lived in Brevard County, Florida since 1979.

Tom spent many years working for NBC and later worked as a Security Guard.

He is survived by his fiance, Amy Hyrup; daughter, Michelle Hall; son, Thomas J. Dobrowolski, Jr.; daughter, Laura Nack; daughter, Lisa Dobrowolski and several grandchildren.

http://www.newcomertitusville.com/obituary.aspx?src=value&obitid=67039&fname=Thomas&lname=Dobrowolski&city=Titusville&st=Florida


Charles Frances Evans

May 29, 1933-July14, 2013

ROCKLEDGE

Charles F. Evans passed from this life to eternal life on Sunday, July  14th, 2013. He was welcomed to paradise by Our Lord Jesus Christ, Our  Father, and The Holy Spirit.  He was greeted at the door by his wife  Diane, his son Charles, and his parents, Charles and Mildred.  He left  behind his two daughters, Janie and Jodi, and his grandchildren, Troy,  Cecily, Richard, and Christopher. In addition, he was the proud great-grandfather of four beautiful  great-grandchildren. He was in law enforcement until he retired. He led a productive and fruitful life on this earth and he is now enjoying his  much deserved rest. He was much loved by his family and friends and he  will be greatly missed. On Saturday, July 20th, there will be an 11:00 mass at St. Marys church in Rockledge for those who wish to attend, and a celebration of his life is planned for Saturday,  July 20th, 2013 at 1057 Matador Dr in Rockledge from 1:00pm to 6:00pm.  Everyone who would like to pay their respects will be welcomed during  this time.

 


George Jolliffee, Jr.

1930 - 6/15/2013

I am sad to share that George Jolliffee, Jr. passed away on June 15, 2013.  George retired from Brevard bringing an end to an extensive career in public service.  Please keep the Jolliffee family in your thoughts and prayers.  I have attached a picture I was able to find and copied his obituary below.

George Thomas Jolliffe, Jr., 83, of Port St. John, Cocoa, Florida, died in Merritt Island, FL on June 15, 2013. He was born in Morgantown, W.V. in1930 to the late George, Sr. and Georgiette Foisset Jolliffe. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He returned to Akron, Ohio in 1956 with a new wife, Agnes (Jean) Jolliffe. He was employed at the Goodyear Tire and rubber company in Akron until he was laid off and decided to pursue new employment in Washington D.C. as a police officer. He eventually transferred to the White House Secret Service where he served under Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson. He retired from The Secret Service and worked in several positions before relocating to Florida where he worked in the Brevard Correctional Institution before finally retiring from the work force. After his wife Agnes died in 2008, he married Jacqueline Davis Jolliffe, who died in 2011.

He is survived by sons Gerald, Robert and wife Cindy, George and wife Jeannie; daughter Barbara Vargas and husband Luis and son Kevin and his partner, Lori Tullis; 11grandchildren, Amy, Jason, Kaileigh, Jessica, Angie, Jenny, Rusty, Brian, Sean, Zachary and Sheena as well as two great- grandchildren, TJ and Denis.

Funeral services were held on June 21, 2013 at Raymond-Wood Funeral Home. Monsignor Maurice O Connell officiated. Interment followed at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD. His sons and grandsons served as pallbearers.

Eugene Wilton Hill, Sr., 73, of Cocoa, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I am saddened to share that fellow DC TimeWatcher and good friend, Eugene Hill passed away this afternoon. Gene was surrounded by his loving family at the Hospice Center. Please keep the Hill family in your thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. Gene couldn't attend many of our functions, but was with us in spirit.


Eugene "Gene" Hill, Sr. 73, of Cocoa died Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Arrangements by Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Rockledge. Private services.

 


Kevin Sharkey

Services were private for Kevin Sharkey, 57 of Cape Canaveral, Fla., formerly of Roselle, N.J., who passed away suddenly on April 26, 2013. Kevin joined the Army shortly after high school and served his tour of duty in Thailand before being honorably discharged in 1975 at the end of the Vietnam War. He soon relocated to Florida and retired after 25 years as a corrections officer at the Brevard County Correctional Institute in 2005. He will be deeply missed by his siblings, Kathleen, Charles and Beth Ann Clancy, as well as his niece, Erin Clancy and nephews, Kevin Clancy and Charles Sharkey Jr. He is survived by his cousins, Lois and Stanley, among others. He was predeceased by his parents, Lois and Charles Sharkey, as well as his sister, Mary Ann.

Published in Star-Ledger on May 15, 2013

 


Roy Gene Francis, Sr.

Greenwood, AK

Roy Gene Francis, Sr., 75, of Greenwood, AK, passed away January 25, 2012. Roy resided in Cocoa and Titusville, FL.

Roy is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jerrie Francis; his son, Roy Francis, Jr., daughter, Marcy (Brad) Ross; and grandchildren, son, Roy Francis III; and daughter, Jessika Hall-Francis.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at the graveside at Brevard Memorial Park, Cocoa, FL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
American Cancer Society.

Arrangements entrusted to Brevard Memorial Funeral Home.


Beverly Nagel

Beverly Nagel, one of our Retirees passed away on Feb. 1, 2012. There will be a memorial service for Beverly this Thursday February 9 at Victory Baptist Church at 10 AM. Victory Baptist is located at 242 Capron Road in Port St. John, Florida. If you need any further directions the Church's number is 632-6148.

Please keep the Nagel family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Keith Kiser


Danny R. Clayton

Danny R. Clayton, 63, Daytona Beach, a firefighter and corrections officer, died Thursday Jan 26, 2012.

Published in the Daytona Beach News-Journal, January 28, 2012

 

 

 


Scott James Maynes

Dec 26, 2011

Scott Maynes was born on the 6th of February, 1964 in Albany, New York. He was born the son of James A. Maynes and Jeannette Miller Maynes. He was the third of five children in the Maynes' family. Scott was diagnosed with Cystic Fybrosis (CF), and it was not known at the time whether or not he would live to the age of ten due to the lack of knowledge of this disease in the medical world. Even with CF, which led to numerous trips to the doctor and several stays in the hospital, Scott lived an active childhood. This left hander enjoyed playing baseball, basketball, hockey on the lake and everything else a boy would do. Through high school his health did not allow him to play on the teams, but he kept involved however he could. Scott also excelled in school, always making honor roll every year. Scott graduated with honors from the St. Mary's high school in Glens Falls, NY.


After graduating from high school Scott started the next journey of his life. He worked at a few different jobs while attending college at the Brevard Community College in Florida. Scott finally settled down at a job at the Brevard Correctional Facility for youthful offenders, where he worked hard and made it to the rank of Sergeant. He also remained involved in sports, becoming an official. Scott officiated an uncountable number of games in football, basketball and soccer. He always remained busy, if he wasn't working or officiating he would be doing odd jobs for people, tiling floors and bathrooms, putting in sprinkler systems or anything someone needed done. No task seemed too hard; he would happily take on any challenge.


One day Scott signed up for a 5K run sponsored by Wuesthoff Hospital in Rockledge, Florida. After completing the run he was hooked and he knew he had found his new challenge. Scott participated in many 5 and 10K runs continuing to progress in the sport and then added bike racing, which led to several mini triathlons. Scott still wanted to do more, so he organized a 5K run sponsored by the Brevard Correctional Institution with the proceeds supporting the Cystic Fybrosis Foundation. Scott hosted this run for several years. Scott still continued to challenge himself, working hard on his running. He participated in and completed six different Marathons: Two Disney, two New York, one LA Marathon and one in Washington DC.


It wasn't until one day in the latter part of the 90's that Scott's life was turned upside down in a great way. He was introduced to a lady named Patty by a mutual friend. After a few dates and spending time with her daughters, Nicole and Kimberly, they decided to spend their lives together. On May 16, 1998 they got married. It was a fun and exciting time for everyone. Scott coached soccer and then began to referee. His new family kept him busy and active in many different ways. Many crazy, fun filled family vacations came Scott's way with Patty's family. Cruises, Disney, Virginia were all part of Scott's happy new life. Patty's family loved Scott like a son, and brother. His nieces and nephews also were very involved with Uncle Scott . Holidays were never the same again for Scott when he was surrounded by Patty and her family. Scott raised his new daughters with discipline and love, as if he was truly their father. Scott had 14 great years of fun and love with his new family.


When Scott's health began to fail, he started a new kind of fight. He faced his first transplant with courage and strength. For two years he was without oxygen and although he had some ups and downs he felt pretty good. He was able to go for long walks with his dogs and Patty and more great cruises. He continued to work and lead a pretty normal life. When his new lungs began to reject, he again faced the courage he needed to do it again. The second transplant did not go quite as well. Scott was almost called home to God once. Scott and Patty were given five additional months of being together, even though it was at the hospital. They had lots of laughs and fun together. Scott found a new family with all the staff at Jackson Memorial Hospital. They also came to love him. In the end, though, God decided he needed Scott up in heaven to be with him and become our Angel to watch over all who knew him.
Arrangements under the direction of Florida Memorial Funeral Home, Rockledge, FL.

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Scott-Maynes&lc=4467&pid=155234663&mid=493553


Donald Moore

Moore, 78, of Melbourne, died Thursday, October 27, 2011. Arrangements by Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville OH.

Published in FLORIDA TODAY ON OCTOBER 30, 2011

Don worked K-Dorm Confinement for many years doing an excellent job. He got a long well with others and he will be missed by all.


Robert "Bob" Fischer

September 29, 2011

Robert Fischer passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2011. Bob was part of our opening crew, making Lieutenant and transferring from FSP. Bob was later Correctional Officer Chief at Brevard. Bob mentored and trained many of our later leaders and was one of the most self confident and solid supervisors I ever worked for. Please keep the Fischer family in your thoughts and prayers during this time.

Bob's daughter shared that per his wishes, there would be no public arrangements, only family.


Pauline Burton Harding

December 10, 1927 - September 18, 2011

Pauline Burton Harding passed away peacefully on September 18, 2011 with her daughters at her side.

Born in Adair County, Kentucky, she spent 35 years as an educator on assignments all over the world. She traveled to Germany, Morocco, Russia, China, Australia, and Uruguay. She taught all levels of students, but was most passionate about her work with special needs children and helping those who were incarcerated obtain their high school equivalency. She was a long time resident of Cocoa Beach, Florida, where she loved working in her garden.

She is survived by her daughters, Jennifer Harding of Santa Monica, California, and Heather Harding Burdick of Durham, North Carolina; and her granddaughters, Brittany Voss of Hoboken, New Jersey, and Danielle Voss of Orlando, Florida. She was preceded in death by her son, Brian Harding.

An informal beachside visitation and remembrance will be held Friday evening, September 23 from 6 to 8 PM at the 16th Street beach in Cocoa Beach. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 24 at the First United Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach, with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach.

You may sign the guestbook at
www.beckman-williamson.com.


George Lee

George E. Lee

Palm Bay

George E. Lee, 81, died Sunday, September 25, 2011 at Holmes Regional Medical Center. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and came to Palm Bay in 1972 from Vienna, Virginia.

He was a retired Master Sergeant in the
U.S. Air force. After his military career he worked as a personnel manager with the Florida Department of Corrections. George was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion, and the Disabled American Veterans. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

George is survived by his wife of 61 years, Margaret; his daughter, Barbara Bentley (David); and his sons, William Lee (Jan), George Lee, Jr., James Lee, and Robert T. Lee (Joann). He is also survived by eight grandchildren.

A visitation will be held today from 2 - 4 p.m. at Fountainhead Funeral Home in Palm Bay. Services will follow at 4 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

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Published in FLORIDA TODAY on September 27, 2011


Kenny Terrell

Kenneth Ray Terrell, a Vietnam veteran, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011.

Kenny was born in Crossly Mines, FL, December 16, 1947, to parents Barney and Violet Terrell.

He is survived by his wife Kathy of 43 years; daughters, Jan (Jim) Terrell, Tammy (Jason) Ebel; son, Kennyray (Kara) Terrell; sisters, Pat (Robert) Steadman, Barbara (Bill) Powell, Carol Purvis, Debbie Thompson, Tom (Cindy) Thompson, 10 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter, and many nieces and nephews.

Kenny was an auto mechanic instructor at BCI until his retirement after 30 years. He also worked as a security guard at Merritt Square Mall for 27 years.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, with visitation 2-3 p.m., at First Baptist Church Port St. John. Burial to follow at Brevard Memorial Park in Cocoa.


Wallace "Wally" Hagen Hillyer

HILLIER Wallace Hagen, 89, of Merritt Island, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Wally was a WWII combat marine, Pacific Theater and a true gentleman. A memorial service will be held for Wally at Wylie-Baxter Funeral Home at 1360 North Courtney Pkwy Merritt Island Florida on Sunday June 19, 2011 at 3:00 PM.

Arrangements by Wylie- Baxley Funeral Home, Merritt Island.
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on June 9, 2011

 

 

 


John Stansell

February 5, 1932 - May 10, 2011
 
John H. Stansell, 79, of Winter Garden, FL entered into rest on Tuesday, May 10, 2011.

Mr. Stansell was born in Greenville County, S.C. and retired as a correctional officer with Brevard County. He also served his country in both the US Army and US Navy during the Korean War. John was a member of First Baptist Church of Cocoa, American Legion and enjoyed fishing, and he will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Miriam B. Stansell; son, J. Keith Stansell of Winter Garden, FL; and daughter, Cynthia E. Napier of Ill.; son-in-law, Harold Phillips; 4 grandchildren, Tonya, and serving our country, Kendall, Jarrod and Daniel. Also survived by 5 great-grandchildren, Shaina, Kaleb, Keegan, Zachary, Jason; sisters, Doris Curles and Chris Harker. John was preceded in death by his sisters, Margaret Jetton, Forrest Stansell and Joanne Baughman.

Family will receive friends Friday from 6 - 8 PM followed by funeral services on Saturday at 2 PM at Wylie - Baxley Funeral Home Chapel, Merritt Island. Burial will follow at Brevard Memorial Park.

Arrangements under the direction of Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home, Merritt Island, FL.

John "Jack" Gill

"John R. Gill was called home with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, April 15, 2011 at 3:25pm mst. He was very comfortable and at peace as he started his journey home. He was surrounded by this wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved his family and brothers and sisters in Christ. His Memory will always remain fresh in our hearts."

 

 

 


Richard Patrick Ward, Sr

 

Richard Patrick Ward, Sr., 62, of Indian Harbour Beach passed away, Sunday, April 10, 2011. He was born and spent his childhood in Middletown, CT.

In 1964, at 17, he joined the
United States Coast Guard. Richard served and defended his country in Vietnam. He then served in Ocean City and Atlantic City, NJ CG Stations, aboard the CG Cutter Vigorous out of New London, CT, Ambrose Light Tower in Long Island, NY, aboard buoy tender Primrose out of Baltimore, MD, and finished out his USCG service aboard the CG Cutters Courageous, Diligence and M.A.T. team out of Port Canaveral; retiring with many honors and decorations as Chief Petty Officer in 1987.

After his Coast Guard retirement he went on to serve further as a correctional officer with the State of Florida Department of Corrections out of Brevard County Correctional Institution retiring as a sergeant in 2001.

Richard is survived by his wife of thirty-nine years, Carol Ann. Richard was predeceased by their son, Christopher Ward (1974-1995). He is survived by daughter, KarylAnne (David) Nutt of Indian Harbour Beach, FL, and grandchildren, Stephen, Christopher, Savannah and Nicholas McMillen. Also survived by son, Richard, Jr. (Michelle) of Riverview, FL, and grandchildren, Erin and Zackary Ward; sister, Patricia (Jim) Yates of Beverly Hills, FL, with nieces and nephew, Maureen Yates, Aileen Atwood (deceased), and Douglas Atwood; sister, Barbara Ward of Middletown, CT; brother, James Ward, Sr. of Titusville, PA, with nephew, Jim (Jimbo), Jr.

Richard, Carol and their three children made their home in Brevard County in 1980. While their Coast Guard family may have gone on to tie anchor in many different ports around the country and their DOC family have gone their ways as well, but many remained close and are all sharing in the loss of a valued friend, fellow patriot and beloved patriarch.

A gathering and ceremony of remembrance in his honor open to all friends and family will be held at Beach Funeral Home beginning at 11 am on Saturday, April 16, 2011. Cremation and a private service will be held at a later date in honor of his final "Under Way" for burial at sea by USCG out of Port Canaveral.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations in Richard's name to either USCG Mutual Assistance at
www.cgmahq.org or by mail at USCGMA, PO Box 55928, Boston, MA 02205-9805, or to the DC TimeWatchers, Inc., 2650 Glendale Blvd., Mims, FL 32754.

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Published in Florida Today on April 13, 2011


Sam Nattile - 2011 April 1

Samuel A. Nattile
Port St. John

Sam Nattile, 50, beloved husband, father and friend slipped peacefully away on Friday, April 1, 2011.

Calling hours are 4 - 8 pm Friday at Lewis-Ray Mortuary. A celebration of his life will be conducted 11 am Saturday at Temple Baptist Church.

Published in FLORIDA TODAY on April 7, 2011

Marvin Ryan - 2011 March 22

Marvin E. Ryan, 61 of Titusville, died Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at Parrish Medical Center. He was born in Jackson, Michigan and came to Brevard County in 1989.

He retired from the Florida Department of Corrections where he worked as a guard and a firearms instructor. He was a veteran of the U.S.
Army.

Marvin is survived by his daughters, Melissa Ryan of Redondo Beach, California, Michelle Ryan of Clearwater, Florida, and Maryanne Bowlby and her husband Scott of Cocoa, FL; his father, Gerald Ryan, Sr.; his brothers, Gerald Ryan, Jr., and Tim Ryan; his sister, Ruth Ann Brockner; and his grandchildren, Airiella Brock and Dayton Ryan. Preceded in death by his mother, Rose Ryan.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 27, 2011 at Glory of God Anglican Church in Cocoa, FL.

Condolences may be expressed online at
www.northbrevardfuneralhome.com.

Published in FLORIDA TODAY on March 25, 2011.


Sally Muncy - 2011 March 17

Sally MacMillan Muncy, 86, died peacefully on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Lourdes-Noreen McKeen Residence in West Palm Beach, FL. She lived in Cocoa, Florida for 52 years. Born Sally Williams MacMillan in Paris, Kentucky in 1925, her parents, Judge Charles A. MacMillan and Katherine Mary Evans both died of the flu in 1933. Sally and her sister Kay were raised in Paris, KY by their grandmother.

Sally graduated from Sullins College in Bristol, VA and then worked as a secretary for the Frontier Nursing Service in Wendover, KY. She married Paul Dickens Muncy in 1948 and they lived in Wooten, KY, had 3 daughters and moved to Cocoa, Florida in 1959. Sally worked as a secretary at Kennedy Space Center from 1963 until 1975, for GE during the Apollo years. When Brevard Correctional Institution in Sharpes, FL opened in 1979, Sally was the first warden's secretary. She continued as warden's secretary for 27 years until she retired in 2003, at age 78. Sally won a battle with lung cancer at age 80. She remained in her home in Cocoa, lovingly cared for by her nephew, Richard West, and his wife, Becky, until her health failed last fall.

Sally was preceded in death by husband, Paul, in 1977, and sister ,Kay West, in 1988. She is survived by daughters, Linda Muncy of Carrollton, TX, Kathy Tabor and her husband, Stacey, of Loxahatchee, FL, Betty Davis and her husband, Larry, of Danville, GA; two granddaughters, Amanda and Ashley Davis of Danville, GA; 2 sisters-in-law, Pat Muncy of Lorton, VA, Mary Lou Smith of San Diego, CA; nephews, Richard West of Cocoa, FL, Joe West of Shreve, Ohio, David West of Rockledge, FL, Butch Green of Pineville, KY, Robert Muncy of Lexington, KY, Billy Muncy of Lorten, VA, Jimmy Muncy of Lorten, VA; nieces, Ann Breidenbach of Armonk, NY and Cheri Firaben of Alexandria, VA; and numerous great-nephews and great-nieces.

Published in FLORIDA TODAY on April 10, 2011

 


CHARLES "Charlie" MOORE - 2010 December 23

December 23, 2010

Charles E. Moore Cocoa Charles E. Moore, 81, entered into rest on Thurs day, December 23, 2010. Charles was born in Staten Island and was a long time resident of Brevard County. He retired from the State Correctional System after 25 years of service. He also served his country in the United States Marine Corp.

Charles is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Connie K. Moore of Cocoa; son, Cliff Burket of Rock ledge; and a daughter, Bonnie G. (Charles) Red den also of Rockledge. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Rachell (husband Myron) McCul lough, Charlie Redden, Brandon Burket; two great- grandchildren, Liam and Brenna McCullough; and a sister, Doris Bishop of Staten Island, NY. He also had many friends, and Charles will be greatly missed. Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 12 noon -1 PM followed by funeral services at 1 PM at Brevard Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Brevard Memorial Park.

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Published in FLORIDA TODAY on December 27, 2010

Robert "Bob" Cope - 2010 December 4

December 4, 2010

 

Robert "Bob" Cope passed away after a long battle with cancer at his home in New Zealand on December 4, 2010 with his wife Maria Cope and his children at his side. Bob was born in Attalla, Alabama on September 22, 1943.


He enlisted in the
United States Air Force after graduating from Norris High School in 1961 and served for twenty years, which included two tours of duty in Vietnam. While stationed in Italy, Bob met and married his wife, Anne and had three wonderful children, Gregory, Teresa, and Jason. They moved to Merritt Island where he lived for over twenty-five years.


In 1990 Bob graduated from UCF with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and went on to work for Brevard Correctional Institute until his retirement in 2005. After retirement, Bob moved to Palmerston North, New Zealand and later married his wife, Maria.


Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Ateria and Roscoe Cope; and his niece, Adarea Fair Moore. Bob is survived by his wife, Maria; his children, Gregory Cope, Merritt Island, FL, Jason (Rosanna) Cope, Merritt Island, FL and Teresa (Mario) Rodrigues of Royal Palm Beach, FL, Julie Cope, Merritt Island, FL; and step-children, Jonathan Emana, Palmerston, N.Z., Jeremy (Jangel) Emana, Melbourne, Australia and Jericho Emana, Attalla, AL; brothers, Arthur Eugene, Charleston, SC and William Henry (Renee') Montgomery, AL; his grandchildren, Serena and Isabella Rodrigues, Royal Palm Beach, FL, Jaxon Lloyd Cope and Maddison Blythe Handley, Merritt Island, FL and Jaynah Love Emana, Melbourne, Australia. Bob is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.


Memorial Services will take place at Veteran's Memorial Center, 400 South Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island, FL on Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.
 

 
Published in FLORIDA TODAY o

Barbara A. Bruns - 2010 October 13

October 20, 2010

Barbara A. Bruns, age 71, passed away at home October 13, 2010. Barbara retired as a Registered Nurse.
Surviving Barbara are her daughter, Jeanne Pierce (Don); son, Rob; grandchildren, Holly, Daniel, Kevin, Amanda and Chelsea; great-grandchild, Isabella; and the love of her life, Herman Notz.
Memorial services will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday at North Brevard Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hospice of St. Francis, 1250-B Grumman Place, Titusville, FL 32780. (Barbara was head nurse at BCI for many years).
 


William Patrick PatDORSEY - 2010 September 23

September 26, 2010

DORSEY, William Patrick "Pat," 64, of Martins Ferry died Thursday, September 23, 2010, at Liza's Place Valley Hospice Care Facility, Wheeling.

He was born July 14, 1946, in Martins Ferry, a son of the late William H. and Jeanne (Gaffney) Dorsey.

Pat was a retired corrections officer for the Florida State Department of Corrections and a former Martins Ferry Police Officer. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Martins Ferry and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. During his time in the Navy, he was proud that he came in third place at the World Long Mediterranean Race in Naples, Italy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his previous wife, Gloria Hammac-Szember.

Surviving are his wife, Brenda S. (Orzolek) Dorsey; two daughters, Kelly (Tim) Johnson and Sommer Dudzik, both of Martins Ferry; a stepson, Trevor (Christie) Dudzik of Atlanta, Ga.; three brothers, Bill (Haydee) Dorsey of Orlando, Fla., Dan (Beth) Dorsey of Powell, Ohio, and Rob (Dar) Dorsey of Massillon, Ohio; two sisters, Pamela Dorsey of Columbus, Ohio and Elva (Mike) Chambers of Winter Park, Fla.; three grandchildren, Dorsey and Jacob Moore and Clay Johnson; a stepgrandchild, Sierra Dudzik; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 710 S. Zane Hwy., Martins Ferry, with Ministers Rod Kasler and Henry Lewis officiating.

Arrangements by Heslop Funeral Home, Walnut at Fifth, Martins Ferry. Online condolences may be expressed at www.heslopfuneralhome.com


Sharon Schott - 2010 July 27

Sharon Roberts Schott - West Melbourne - Sharon Roberts Schott, 64, formally of Shelbyville, Ky. passed away July 27, 2010 at her home in West Melbourne, Florida. Born July 20, 1946 in Shelbyville, she was preceded in death by her parents J.C. Roberts and Naoma Manning of Shelbyville and her grandparents, Morris and Ruth Roberts of Pleasureville, Ky. Sharon was a graduate of Shelby County High School and received her Registered Nursing degree from Kentucky State University and a BSN degree at McKendree College. She dedicated her life as a Registered Nurse caring for people at Shelby Manor, Kings Daughters Hospital, United Medical Center and Jewish Hospital of Shelbyville. Sharon was the director of the emergency room at Jewish Hospital and was nurse at Churchhill Downs in Louisville, Ky. on weekends. In the summer of 2002 Sharon moved to Melbourne, Florida with her mother Naoma Manning. She worked at the Brevard Correctional Institution. Sharon dedicated her life to helping people heal from injury and disease. Her hobbies were watching horse racing and collecting Kentucky Derby memorabilia. She is survived by four children, Will Schott, Chad Schott, Leslie Schott, and Stephanie Sohles, four siblings, Morris and Howard Roberts, Lorena Evans and Lucy Roberts, four grandchildren and eleven nieces and nephews. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 11:30 A.M. at Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home, 5400 Village Dr. in Viera, Florida and Saturday, August 7, 11 a.m. at the Church of Annunciation in Shelbyville Ky. The family requests expressions of sympathy in the form of contributions to the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis, 10866 W. Washington Blvd. #343, Culver City, CA 90232. (888) 222-8541 info@coalitionforpf.org You may sign the guestbook at www.beckmanwilliamson.com.


Donald E. Neterer - 2010 June 14

West Melbourne - Donald E. Neterer, 80, of West Melbourne, began his new journey on June 14, 2010. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. Don is survived by his wife of 59 years, Olive; sons Rod (Chris), Kerry (Tammy), Dennis (LaDonna), Ken (Amy); daughters Pamela Suminski (Henry), Lisa Morissette (Bruce); and sister Doris (Bob) Miller. Don is also survived by 12 loving grandchildren. Don was born in Tyrone, PA. and grew up in Hollidaysburg, PA. He was predeceased by his par ents George and Frances Neterer. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1948. Don retired from the A.F. as a Senior Master Sergeant in 1975 with 28 years of service to his country. He began his second career with the Florida Department of Corrections and retired in 1994 as a Major. Always quick with a smile and of good humor, he will be missed and loved dearly. We love you Dad (Pap) ...until we meet again. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Arrangements by Florida Memorial Funeral Home in Rockledge. Published in Florida Today on June 18, 2010.


Jason C. Russo - 2010 April 2

At about 12:30 am on April 2, 2010 Jason C. Russo, while on his way home from work, was killed in a car/motorcycle accident.  Jason, a Correctional Officer at CFRC and member of the DC TIMEWATCHERS Group was a veteran and had just recently returned from Iraq. Jason recently graduated from Brevard Community College, Correctional Officer Academy and was employed by CFRC during the program.  Jason lived in Deltona, Florida and is survived by four daughters, whom he loved very much along with his family and extended family.  Jason was a capable and positive person and will be deeply missed by his friends and family. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers during this time.  Jasons funeral was Sunday, April 4, 2010, Deltona Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Our hearts go out to the Russo family.

 

 


Jack D Hall - 2010 March 11

Again, I must share that one of our friends and fellow DC TimeWatchers has passed away.

 Jack "Doc" Hall passed away Thursday evening March 11, 2010 at Wuesthoff Hospital . Jack was a loyal friend, and a charter member of our DC TimeWatchers group and will be deeply missed by everyone. Jack was very active in the American Legion Post 1 and Veteran activities. Please keep the Jack Hall family and extended family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

 A memorial service for our friend Jack Hall will be held at the American Legion Post #1 located at 1281 North US1 in Titusville, Fl. (at the entrance of Brevard Community College) onSaturday March 20, 2010 at 2:00 PM.


Frank Whalen - 2010 February 26

Again, I have to share that another friend and DC TimeWatcher has passed away.  Frank Whalen passed away last evening 2/26/10.  Please keep the Whalen family in your thoughts and prayers during this time. 

Frank, Larry Cruce, Bob Powers, Herbert Smith and I were promoted to Sergeant on the same day Jan 4, 1980 as we expanded and opened L dorm at Brevard.  Frank was a friend to all and will be missed.

Arrangements for Frank have not been announced yet, but will be shared when they are made available.

 With fond memories of our friends, Keith Kiser


Andrew Morris Kenyon - 2010 February 25

Andrew Morris Kenyon, 45, died Thursday, February 25, 2010 at Parrish Medical Center. Andrew was born in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He worked as a captain at the Brevard County Correctional Institution for 23 years after serving and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his father, Richard Kenyon of Titusville, his mother Katherine Conrad of Loudon, Tennessee, and his sister Lisa Kenyon of Canaan New Hampshire. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at North Brevard Funeral Home. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice of St. Francis, 1250 B Grumman Place Titusville, Florida 32780.

 

 

 


Ralph Young - 2010 February 20

Ralph Young Rockledge Ralph Young, 73, a retired electrician, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2010 at his home in Rockledge. He was pre ceded in death by his wife, Peggy Young. Ralph is survived by his daughter, Michele Reaves; son-in-law, Kevin Reaves; grandson, Rainye Reaves, granddaughter, Chelesea Reaves, all of Altamonte Springs, FL; his brother, Phil Young; sister-in-law, Laurie Young of Prescott, AZ; six nieces, and one nephew. Ralph was known by many for his beautiful blue eyes and his favorite say ing "Why is everyone always picking on me?" He enjoyed fishing, working in his yard, dancing, and just having a great time. Ralph was a lifetime member of the AmVets Post #893, VFW Post #4534, and the American Legion Post #359. A celebration of his life will start at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at the AmVets Post #893. Arrangements entrusted to East Coast Cremation, 632-1350. Please share memories and sign guest book at www.affune ral.com.

 


Ralph Young - 2010 February 20

Ralph Young Rockledge Ralph Young, 73, a retired electrician, passed away Saturday, Feb ruary 20, 2010 at his home in Rockledge. He was pre ceded in death by his wife, Peggy Young. Ralph is survived by his daughter, Michele Reaves; son-in-law, Kevin Reaves; grandson, Rainye Reaves, granddaughter, Chelesea Reaves, all of Altamonte Springs, FL; his brother, Phil Young; sister-in-law, Laurie Young of Prescott, AZ; six nieces, and one nephew. Ralph was known by many for his beautiful blue eyes and his favorite say ing "Why is everyone always picking on me?" He enjoyed fishing, working in his yard, dancing, and just having a great time. Ralph was a lifetime member of the AmVets Post #893, VFW Post #4534, and the American Legion Post #359. A celebration of his life will start at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at the AmVets Post #893. Arrangements entrusted to East Coast Cremation, 632-1350. Please share memories and sign guest book at www.affune ral.com.


 
Harry K. Singletary - 2010 January 31

Former Secretary Harry K. Singletary Passes Away


Harry K. (Kthaw) Singletary, Jr., 63, who served as Secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections from April 1991 to January 1999, died today after an extended illness.

Mr. Singletary, who is well-remembered and beloved by those who had the opportunity to work with him, is probably best known for his belief in management by walking around. He was a frequent visitor to all floors throughout Central Office and the field his door always open to staff and their suggestions. But if you bring me a problem, youd better bring me a solution too, hed say. During service pin ceremonies, he was famous for knowing a little something about every single person he presented with a pin, and drawing a smile or a laugh in the process.

Possibly his greatest gift was his ability to see the potential in his employees, when they didnt always see it themselves.

He changed peoples lives he certainly changed mine, said former Personnel Bureau Chief Shawn Baldwin, who went on to become Director at a Regional Service Center . Harry had expectations for my life that I didnt even have for myself. When I got the bureau chief job, it was on the condition that I finish my degree, which I did. He was the catalyst, and I know Im not the only one he encouraged in that way. Baldwin later went on to complete her masters degree as well.

Mr. Singletary had a profound and positive impact on individual employees, and an equally important and lasting impact on this Department as well, for which we can all be grateful.

Please keep Harry, his wife and family in your prayers.


Frank Olive - 2009 December 8

OLIVE Frank E., 65, of Cocoa, died Tuesday, December 8, 2009. I am sad to share that Frank Olive passed away this afternoon.  Frank was a great friend to everyone and always a positive influence on all he came into contact with. Please keep the Olive family in your thoughts and prayers during this time of loss.  He was good friend and will be missed.

South Brevard Funeral Home will be in charge of Services for Frank. I spoke with a representative from South Brevard Funeral Home who provided the following information:

Arrangements for Frank Olive are as follows: Receiving Friends and Family from 4-6 pm on Wednesday December 16, 2009 at the funeral chapel located at South Brevard Funeral Home located at 1001 South Hickory Street - Melbourne Fl. 32901.  Funeral Services will begin at 6 pm following viewing and reception of friends. If you need any further information or confirmation about arrangements you may contact the funeral home at 321-724-2222

Please keep the Olive family in your continued thoughts and prayers during this time. 


Bill Hanawalt - 2009 November 25

We are saddened to share that Bill Hanawalt passed away on November 25, 2009. Please keep Barbara and the Hanawalt family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

There will be a memorial service for Bill on Saturday November 28, 2009 at Indian River City United Methodist Church at 1355 Cheney Hwy Titusville, 32780 at 4:00 PM.

Barbara wanted everyone to know about Bill's passing and understands that many folks will not be able to attend on such short notice, but appreciates everyone so much for caring.


Melanie Lee - 2009 August 2

Arrangements for Melanie Lee are by North Brevard Funeral Home.

Calling hours for friends and family are Thursday August 6, from 6pm-8pm at North Brevard Funeral Home located at 1450 Norwood Ave. Titusville 32796

Funeral will be at Christ's Community Church at the corner of Garden St. and Carpenter Roads Titusville, Fl at 10am Friday August 7, 2009 with internment at Oaklawn Cemetery also on Garden Street. North Brevard Funeral Home is in Charge of arrangements

Again please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.

Sad news to report today.  Apparently this morning August 2, 2009, Sergeant Melanie Lee from CFRC became victim to a tragic act of domestic violence and was killed by her significant other on the side of SR 46.  Mel began her career at Brevard in June 2000, and worked quite a bit of her initial time at Brevard with Jackie Barber and me on third shift.  She was a quick and bright Officer and became one of our faithful 3rd shift staff members and I was sad that she got swept away to CFRC making Sergeant for them instead of us.  While at Brevard, Melanie was always there for anyone who she worked with.  She would change days with folks so that they could spend a part of a weekend with family or attend some personal function and staffing was not available to give them the day off, even if it split her days off. She was a dedicated and loving mom. I am deeply hurt  along with the rest of her DC TimeWatchers family that her life was cut so short by such a senseless and cowardly act. Melanie was 37 years old according to the local paper.  

Melanie C. Lee - Titusville - Melanie Camille Lee, beloved mother, sister, and daughter, age 37, died as the result of senseless violence on August 2, 2009. Melanie was born January 13, 1972, in Tooele, Utah. She proudly worked as a sergeant for the Department of Corrections for the State of Florida. She loved the beach and playing pool, but most importantly, she loved her three children, Felicia Adams, Holden Adams and Aaron Bolinger. She is also survived by her parents, Elana Johnson and Thomas Maloney, sisters, Megan McChesney and Jane Maloney, stepfather, Brad Moses, grandmother, Clara Catt, brother-in-law, Todd McChesney, nephews, Zachary and Ethan McChesney, her husband, David Lee, her former in-laws, Steve and Leah Adams, plus aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends. She was preceded in death by her stepmother, Mary Maloney and her grandmother, June Maloney. Melanie marched to the beat of her own drum and all types of people were drawn to her. She will be missed beyond measure. Friends may call Thursday, from 6-8 p.m. at North Brevard Funeral Home, 1450 Norwood Ave., Titusville, with funeral services on Friday, 10 a.m., at Christ Community Church, 4295 Garden St., Titusville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Corrections Foundation, 2601 Blair Stone Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32399.nie Lee
 

Barry T. Wysocki - 2009 April 28
Greenfield, Massachusetts

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. -- Barry T. Wysocki, 52, of 1733 Mission Bay Circle, formerly of Sunderland, Mass., died Tuesday (4-28-09) in Wuesthoff Hospital after a period of failing health.

Services, all in South Deerfield, will be Monday at 9:15 a.m. from the Wrisley Funeral Home, Sugarloaf Street, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 in Holy Family Parish. Burial, with military honors, will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.

Calling hours at the funeral home will be Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m.


Frank D'Erasmo - 2008 December 6

I am sad to report that DC TimeWatcher Frank D'Erasmo, retired pharmacist from Brevard CI has passed away on December 6, 2008.  Frank was a Charter member of the DC TimeWatchers and greatly enjoyed all gatherings that he attended. He and Dave Hemme often made the trek up from Vero to attend together and he will be missed by all.  Frank was 81 and a Korean War Army Veteran. He will have a graveside ceremony at the National Cemetery at Bushnell, Florida.

I have attached a picture of Frank checking in at one of our picnics.  Please keep the D'Erasmo family in your thoughts and prayers during this time.

The following was published in the TC Palm on 12/7/2008:

Frank J. D'Erasmo

Frank J. D'Erasmo, 81, died Dec. 6, 2008, at Indian River Medical Center, Vero Beach. He was born in the Bronx, N.Y., and lived in Vero Beach for 23 years, coming from Amityville, N.Y. Before retirement, he owned a pharmacy in New York and was a pharmacist for that state. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Army. He was a member of St. John of the Cross Catholic Church in Vero Beach. He was a graduate of Fordham University with a degree in pharmacy. Survivors include his son, Stephen P. D'Erasmo of Winter Garden; daughters, Kathryn Brust of Charlottesville, Va., and Susan Miner of Downingtown, Pa.; brothers, Thomas D'Erasmo of Brentwood, N.Y., and Vito D'Erasmo of Yonkers, N.Y.; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathleen Marie D'Erasmo. SERVICES: A graveside service will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church in Vero Beach at a later date. Arrangements are by Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach, FL. A guest book may be signed at www.seawindsfh.com/obit.php.


George R. Peterson - 2008 November 29

George R. Peterson, 67, passed away on November 29, 2008 at the The Deltona Health Center in Deltona, Florida. Mr. Peterson was born in Brooklyn New York December 29, 1941 to Peter and Rose Lucas Peterson, Survivors include his sister Kathleen McCormick, Deland FL. George was employed as a Correctional Officer at Brevard Correctional Institution retiring with combined service of over 20 years in 1995.  George moved to Florida in 1977 from Long Island NY. .George worked at Brevard County Sheriffs Office prior to joining the Florida Department of Corrections.

George was a charter member of the DC Timewatchers. To read the online obit or Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.cfandcs.com.


Beryl Nettles - 2008 September 18

Beryl Nettles (Papa), former Volusia County Deputy Sheriff and State Prison Inspector, dies at 79. He passed away on September 18, 2008, at the Haven Hospice Care Center in Gainesville, Florida. Beryl was born on February 18, 1929, in Orange City, Florida, and was the twin brother to Earl, the two youngest of a family of 8. He was raised in Volusia County and graduated from Deland High School in 1947. He was an All Star football player during high school as was his twin brother. After high school, he enlisted in the Air Force and traveled the world. In 1956, he married Martha Nelms of Orange City and remained married for 52 years. In January 1957, he began his long career in Law Enforcement and was appointed by Sheriff Rodney B. Thursby as a Deputy Sheriff for the Volusia County Sheriff's Office. In 1964, he was appointed Assistant to Sheriff Thursby. In 1969, Beryl was hired by the Florida Department of Corrections as a Prison Inspector. In 1974, he became the Prison Investigator for the State Prison located in Raiford. He retired and moved to Cocoa to be near his son, Bill, his grandchildren and the ocean. He fished the ocean as often as he could, worked a little and fished even more. He taught all his grandchildren to fish and helped them all catch their first big one. After working for another 10 years for the DOC, he retired a second time and moved back to Starke where he remained until his death. Beryl is survived by his loving wife, Martha; his sons, Allan, Starke, FL, Walter and Beth, Orlando, FL; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. His youngest son, Bill, predeceased Beryl in 2004. Beryl was loved by many and had true friends from all over the state. He was the greatest Dad of all. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday, Sept 22, at the First Baptist Church of Starke.


Cherie Neal - 2008 September 14

CHERYL NEAL MELBOURNE Cheryl L. Neal, 51, stepped into eternity with the Lord, Sunday, September 14, 2008. Cherie was a member of Faith "Viera" Lutheran Church, and an active member of the Indian River Via De Cristo. She was formally employed at the Department of Corrections for the State of Florida. She will truly be missed by her husband, Dr. Terry L. Neal; daughter, Jenna Neal; son, Justin Neal; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Salavatore J. Scaramuzzino; sister, Linda R. Davis and her fianc, Robert Morrow. A Celebration of Her Life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 20, 2008 at the Faith "Viera" Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift may be made to Faith "Viera" Lutheran Church/ Scholarship Fund for the Neal Children, 5550 Faith Drive, Viera, Florida 32955 or Wuesthoff Brevard Hospice and Palliative Care, 8060 Spyglass Hill Road, Melbourne, Florida 32940.

 

 


Curtis Reed - 2008 September 13

cuRTIS REED COCOA Curtis C. Reed, 74, a retired Corrections Officer, died Saturday, September 13, 2008, at Wuestoff Hospital. Mr. Reed was born in Hackensack, New Jersey. He came to Brevard County in 1991 from Deland, Florida. He worked for the State of Florida as a Sergeant. He was an active member in many areas, of the First United Methodist Church. Mr. Reed is survived by his wife, Arlene Reed of Cocoa; children, Ikay Matranga, Filiz Reed, Tanju Reed, Nevin Russ, Deniz Reed, Ayse Frosina, Diane Lauridsen, Kathleen Schwartz, Steve Soencksen and Debra Papoosha; and 12 grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, September 20th, at First United Methodist Church of Cocoa, 825 Forrest Avenue, Cocoa, FL. A reception will follow in Hughlett Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mr. Reed may be made to First United Methodist Church. Published in FLORIDA TODAY on 9/19/2008


Tom Patricks - 2008 August 29

Tom Patricks, the brother of Sgt. Tim Patricks, passed away Friday August 29, 2008. Tom was employed as an officer at BCI many years ago. It is with sadness that we note his passing.


Gary Yanko - 2008 July 23

GARY YANKO PORT ST. JOHN Gary Yanko, 72, died Thursday, July 23, 2008 ,at home surrounded by his family and his beloved dog Foxy. He was born in Rochester N.Y. on December 18, 1935, to Peter and Mary Yanko. He worked in all aspects of law enforcement for many years. In 1977 he moved to Florida. Gary enjoyed hunting, fishing, and NASCAR racing. He is survived by his son Michael (Rina) Yanko; daughters, Patti (Chris) Hazel, Cindy Rittenhouse and grandson Jason Lutz, all of Port St. John; sisters, Janet (Bob) Eichenberger, Penny (Gary) Frank; brothers, Joe (Cass) Irvine, Pete Yanko, and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m., Monday July 28th, at First Baptist Church of Port St. John.

Published in FLORIDA TODAY on 7/26/2008


Curtis Kemp - 2008 July 10

CURTIS KEMP TITUSVILLE Curtis A. Kemp, 66, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2008. Mr. Kemp was a retired Sergeant Correctional Officer. Curtis is survived by his wife of 38 years, Maria Kemp; children, Marcella Kemp, Joanne, Rogelio and Joseph Zamarron; twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; sisters, Joyce Ramsey, Elaine Searcy and Sandra Likings; and brother, John Kemp. Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville. Please sign Curtiss guest book at www.northbrevardfuneralhome.com.

Published in FLORIDA TODAY on 7/13/2008

 

 


Pierre Artille - 2008 May 29

PIERRE ARTILLE TITUSVILLE Pierre (Perry) Artille, 83, of Titusville, went to his Heavenly home on Thurs day, May 29, 2008. Pierre had lived in Florida since age one. Pierre served in World War II in the European theatre. He spent many years being a master plumber and he worked as maintenance superintendant at BCC in Sharpes. He also enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and listening to country music. Pierre is survived by his wife Marilyn; two sons, one daughter, three granddaughters, one great grandson, his wife's two children, and his parents-in-law in Wisconsin. Pierre was a caring, compassionate, and generous person, and he will be sadly missed by his wife and family. As requested by Pierre, there will be no services. Published in FLORIDA TODAY on 6/1/2008

 


William McClellan - 2008 March 12

WILLIAM McCLELLAN TITUSVILLE William S. McClellan, 77, a retired Corrections Officer, died Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at Parrish Medical Center. William was born in Duluth, MN. He was a member of American Legion Post #1 in Titusville and the First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. He was preceded in death by his son, Gregory Scott McClellan. Survivors include his wife, Helen McClellan; daughter, Laura Christianson; grandchildren, Gregory, Matthew and Elise; sisters, Betty Harney and Claudia Butler; and a brother, Douglas McClellan. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 17th, at North Brevard Funeral Home. Please sign Williams guest book at: www.northbrevardfuneralhome.com

 

 
 

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