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    Obituary: Richard Charles Fox

    Richard Charles Fox, 73, of Boca Grande, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on December 4, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Adelaide Fox; his brothers and sisters, James Fox, Virginia Fox Kirkwood, Kathryn Fox Nelson and Timothy Fox. He was a loving husband to his wife of 49 years, Joanne Darrow…

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    Memorial for Kim Honey

    A memorial service honoring the life of Kim Honey will be held at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Gilchrist Ave. at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. The family invites Kim’s friends to join them at the service. The post Memorial for Kim Honey appeared first on Boca Beacon.

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    Obituary: Joyce Elaine Hegstrom

    Joyce Elaine Hegstrom (Harrington) of Boca Grande passed away at the age of 75 on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. She passed away peacefully with her husband, Bob, by her side. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. at David Lee Funeral Home in Wayzata, Minn. There will be a service at Mount Calvary…

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    Obituary: Stan Walch

    Stan Walch, 85, died suddenly at his home in Boca Grande on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Stan was an attorney in St. Louis, Mo. and was a 23-year resident of Boca Grande.  He is survived by his wife, Valerie; three children; four grandchildren; and his fur babies, Bob Jr. and Harley. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 4…

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    Pending obituary for Harold Curtis Wells

    Harold Curtis Wells Jr. of Cape Cod and Boca Grande passed away on Sunday, Dec. 9 surrounded by his family. Services will be held on Sunday, Dec. 15 and 16 in West Harwich, Mass.  Visit doanebealamesharwich.com for more information.  Mr. Wells’ full obituary will run in the December 20 edition of the Boca Beacon. The post Pending obituary for Harold…

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    Rosemary F. Bowler — August 24, 1929 – July 26, 2019

    A celebration of the life of Boca Grande resident Rosemary F. Bowler, Ph.D., will be held on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Andrew Fone (Ro’s great-nephew) has produced a short documentary film called “Travels with Great Auntie,” which will be shown at that time in the Boca Grande Community Center auditorium. A reception will immediately follow the film, with…

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    Obituary: Arthur Bryan Jaeggi

    Arthur Bryan Jaeggi, 74, of Englewood, Florida passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 at Tidewell Hospice. Born on November 20, 1945 in Paterson, New Jersey to the late Arthur Hamilton and Elayne Conklin Jaeggi, he had been a resident of Charlotte County for 25 years, coming from New Jersey.  He was a member of the Boca Grande Corvette Club and…

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    Obituary: Charles Dana Gibson

    Charles Dana Gibson, the son of Langhorne Gibson and Marion Taylor Gibson, died peacefully at his North Hutchinson Island home on June 19, 2019. Gibson, born in 1928, was raised in Westchester County, N.Y. He served during 1944-45 as a civilian seaman with the U. S. Army Transportation Corps (ATS), having enrolled as an ordinary seaman a few days prior…

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    Obituary: Cornelia ‘Cici’ Spencer Ives

    Cornelia “Cici” Spencer Ives of Boca Grande, Fla. and West Yellowstone, Montana, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 with her sister Olivia at her side. She was 74 years old and had held cancer at bay for 35 years. Born in Boston, Mass., Cici grew up in Middlebury, Conn.  Cici attended the St. Margaret’s School…

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    Obituary: Patrick J. Cunningham

    Patrick J. Cunningham of Boca Grande passed away November 18, 2019. He was born on May 29, 1934 to John and Deborah (O’Connor) Cunningham of Pittsburgh, PA. Patrick graduated from St. Vincent’s College, Latrobe, PA in 1956 and attained an MBA from the University of Chicago. He served in the Army and afterwards joined Westinghouse Electric. He was then employed…

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    Memorial service for Weldon Rogers

    A memorial service and celebration of life for Weldon Rogers will be held next Monday, Nov. 25 at 3:30 p.m. at the Boca Grande Lighthouse United Methodist Church, 325 3rd St. W, Boca Grande. His family welcomes his island friends. The post Memorial service for Weldon Rogers appeared first on Boca Beacon.

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    Pending obituary for Bryan Jaegi

    It is with much sadness that we report the passing of our island’s own Bryan Jaeggi, on the morning of Thursday, Nov. 21 at Tidewell Hospice in Englewood.  He was surrounded by his friends the night before for his birthday party, an event he truly enjoyed.  More information will be available in days to come. The post Pending obituary for…

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    Obituary: Helen Fricke Mathieson

    Helen Fricke Mathieson died peacefully at home on November 13, 2019. She was born in Bryn Mawr, Pa. on December 7, 1929 to John Fricke and Henrietta Walter Fricke, and attended the Shipley School, graduating in 1948. She matriculated to Connecticut College. Graduating in 1952, Helen later served ten years as a trustee of the college, and in 2007 was…

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    Obituary: Janell H. Johnson

    Janell H. Johnson, formally of Boca Grande, Florida, passed away to her heavenly home on November 11, 2019. She was born October 29, 1926, in Arcadia, to Theodore and Hessie Mae Hargis. Although born in Arcadia, Janell’s family moved to Boca Grande when she was six years old and suffered the devastating loss of her mother at the age of…

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    Red tide update

    In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background to very low concentrations in and/or offshore of Pinellas County, background to high concentrations in Sarasota County, low to high concentrations in Charlotte County, background to high concentrations in and/or offshore of Lee County, and background to high concentrations in and/or offshore of Collier County. Bloom concentrations…

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    Obituary: Janet M. Thibodeau

    Janet M. Thibodeau, 83, wife of Gerald Thibodeau, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, a the Sussman House in Rockport. Born in Camden, July 17, 1936, she attended Camden Schools. On July 3, 1954 she married Gerald Thibodeau. Together they raised six children and were married 65 years. Janet was a great cook and her children always enjoyed home-cooked…

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    Obituary: Leonard Mathew Saari

    Leonard Mathew Saari of Riverside, CT, and Boca Grande, FL, died as a result of a sudden stroke on October 19. 2019, at Greenwich Hospital.  He was born in Los Angeles, CA, on January 19, 1938, to Mathew A. Saari, originally from Raahe, Finland, and Esther E. Saari, originally from Tampere, Finland. Raised in Baltimore, MD, he graduated from Baltimore…

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    Obituary: Henry Clyde Lomax

    Henry Clyde Lomax, 84, died Monday October 21, 2019 at his home in Placida, in the loving embrace of Trissy, his wife of 64 years. In addition to Trissy, Henry is survived by his son Henry, Jr. and his wife Donna, daughter Carol Lomax Fortenberry and her husband Mark, grandchildren Henry Charles Lomax, Deanna Lomax and her husband Joel Miller,…

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    Obituary: Royal Firman III

    Royal “Rooky” Firman III passed away in Denver, Colorado on October 12, 2019 at the age of 71. Born in Cleveland, Ohio to Royal Firman, Jr. and Pamela Humphrey, he attended Hawken School, The Hotchkiss School and graduated in 1971 from the University of Pennsylvania. Rook was passionate about many things: his wife and family, his Labradors and all creatures great…

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    Obituary: Ann ‘Nan’ McCarthy Vanden Bosch

    Ann “Nan” McCarthy Vanden Bosch, 80, of Boca Grande and Winnetka IL passed away peacefully after a long illness on October 5, 2019. She was surrounded by her devoted family. Nan leaves behind her husband of 54 years, Robert “Bob”, and two daughters Julie (Patrick Ind) and Molly (Ayman Shahin). She was also a loving grandmother to Livie, Genevieve and…

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    Obituary: Richard S. Cuda

    Richard Sebastian Cuda of Boca Grande and East Orleans, Mass. died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, October 10, 2019, two months shy of his 87th birthday. Known to friends as Dick and to family as Pops, he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, talented entrepreneur and philanthropist, and enthusiastic fisherman, hunter, and art collector. As…

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    Obituary: Dick Lyman

    Richard Pope Lyman III, age 84, of Grand Rapids, MI and Boca Grande, FL died Monday September 23, 2019. Dick was born July 23, 1935 to June Ranney Lyman and Richard P Lyman, Jr. in Lansing, MI.  Raised in East Lansing with family ties to MSU, he remained a loyal Spartan fan throughout his life. He graduated from Dartmouth College, served…

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    Obituary: Don Ward

    Don Ward, 76, a year-round Boca Grande resident, passed away Saturday doing what he loved – casting on the beach in the early evening. Born in 1942 on Long Island, New York to Harold and Olga Ward, Don was destined to fall in love with all things marine-related. His father and his uncle were the greatest influences on Don, not…

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    Obituary: William J. Reinert

    William J. Reinert, 74, of Chadds Ford, Pa. and formerly of Mantoloking, N.J., passed away on September 9, 2019. He was a graduate of the Sanford School and St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He played varsity basketball while briefly attending the University of Delaware. Bill began his career as an assistant on the corporate bond trading desk at Stone &…

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    Obituary: Carol Harrington

    Carol Whitney Harrington, 89, of Boca Grande and Manchester Village, Vermont passed away peacefully on September 18, 2019 surrounded by her adoring family. Cause of death was congestive heart failure. Mrs. Harrington, known to all as Whit, was born March 10, 1930 in Binghamton, New York to William and Helene Whitney. She moved to New Jersey at a young age…

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    Obituary: Clyde ‘Les’ Nash M.D.

    Clyde “Les” Nash M.D., 86, born November 25, 1932, passed away September 13, 2019. Les was the son of Katherine Seelbach Nash and Clyde Lester Nash. He grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio where he attended Shaker Heights High, followed by Amherst College, two years in the US Army and Western Reserve Medical School. He was a retired orthopaedic spine…

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    Another piece of island history lost: The passing of Ted Van Itallie

    ■ STAFF REPORT Dr. Theodore Van Itallie, obesity expert and leading researcher in metabolic diseases, died September 14 in Old Lyme, Connecticut. He was 99. The author of over 200 publications, Dr. Van Itallie was the first to demonstrate that weight loss was a function of calorie reduction, not changes in the protein or other composition of the diet. He…

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    Obituary: George Robert Baker

    George Robert Baker – November 5, 1929 to September 3, 2019 – died peacefully at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He was born in Chicago, Illinois to George & Lucy Baker. After graduating from Carl Shurz High School in Chicago he attended Coe College graduating in 1951 with a Doctor of Commercial Science (honorary, 1974). He was employed by Continental Illinois…

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    Obituary: Florence ‘Terry’ Hoyt

    Florence “Terry” Cornelia Hoyt, age 64, passed away in Geneva, N.Y. on August 7, 2019. Terry was the beloved daughter of Elton Hoyt III (predeceased) and Barbara Higgins Hoyt; beloved sister to James Humphrey Hoyt (Fofie) and Peter Higgins Hoyt (predeceased), (Jacque); beloved aunt to Elton Hoyt, Andrew Hoyt (Courtney), Dana Hoyt (Russell Miranda), Robert Hoyt (Bailee Walton), Calla Hoyt…

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    Obituary: Lucile Turner

    Florence “Terry” Cornelia Hoyt, age 64, passed away in Geneva, N.Y. on August 7, 2019. Terry was the beloved daughter of Elton Hoyt III (predeceased) and Barbara Higgins Hoyt; beloved sister to James Humphrey Hoyt (Fofie) and Peter Higgins Hoyt (predeceased), (Jacque); beloved aunt to Elton Hoyt, Andrew Hoyt (Courtney), Dana Hoyt (Russell Miranda), Robert Hoyt (Bailee Walton), Calla Hoyt…

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    Obituary: Joseph “J Baldy” Rinaldi

    Joseph “J Baldy” Rinaldi, 76, passed into the never on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 10, 2019, surrounded by family and friends. He died from complications related to his battle with lung cancer. Baldy was born Joseph Leonard Rinaldi on April 21, 1942 to Joseph C. and Dolores F. (Colapietro) Rinaldi in Springfield, Massachusetts. He graduated from Springfield Technical High School, and…

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    Obituary: Mary Margaret Winning

    Mary Margaret Brooks Winning, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and community leader died Sunday, July 7, 2019 after a brief illness. Mary Margaret Brooks was born Dec. 11, 1924 to John and Joyce Weaver Brooks in St. Petersburg. The couple had moved to St. Petersburg earlier that year from Detroit at the request of Mrs. Brooks father T.L. Weaver.…

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    Obituary: Lee A. Doerr

    Lee A. Doerr, Jr., 65, of Mequon, Wisc., passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 1, 2019 after succumbing to a heart condition. Lee was born October 27, 1953 in Milwaukee, Wisc. to Lee A. Doerr, Sr. and Geraldine Doerr. He is survived by his loving wife, Judith; his three sons, Lee III, Troy, and Riley and their mother, Janice; four…

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    Obituary: John Kimpton Honey

    John Kimpton Honey, age 82, died on July 27, 2019. Kim was born in St. Louis, Missouri on March 30, 1937; he was the son of the late Helen Chipman Honey and Albert Erroll Honey. Kim graduated from Kirkwood High School, and summa cum laude from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. (C’59), where he received a bachelor…

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    Obituary: Mary Ann Wade

    Mary Ann Wade, 87, of Fort Myers passed away on July 12, 2019. She was born to George and Inez Wilhelm on October 31, 1931 in Boca Grande. Mary Ann was married to her beloved husband Carl C. Wade for 34 Years before his passing. Mary Ann was a graduate of Fort Myers High School. She was a member of…

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    Rosemary F. Bowler, Ph.D. — August 24, 1929 – July 26, 2019

    ■ BY SANDY JACOBS Rosemary Fannie Bowler, 89, until recently a resident of Boca Grande, passed away on July 26, 2019 after a brief illness. She is survived by her sister Eleanor Bowler Craveiro, brother-in-law Donald Craveiro, several nieces and nephews and many, many friends whom she considered family. She was predeceased by her sister Jane Trimble, her brother Arthur…

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    Obituary: Dr. Blaine E. Davis

    Blaine Eugene Davis, 83, son of Blaine A. and Arlene (Nadeau) Davis died July 21, 2019 at his family residence in Portland, Maine. Blaine was born in West Enfield, Maine and grew up in Lincoln, Maine. Most recently, Blaine and Sheila have resided in Boca Grande for 22 years. Blaine graduated from Maine Maritime Academy and sailed as a Marine…

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    Obituary: James H. McBroom

    James H. McBroom, Jr. of Murfreesboro,Tenn., age 99, (1919-2019), passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 18 near family in Atlanta, Ga. James was preceded in death by his loving wife, Marian Ruth DeMonbreun McBroom, and by his loyal daughter, Marian Olivia McBroom Hoens, also of Murfreesboro. James served in the Army during WWII and entered Europe through Normandy. He studied…