Monday, March 11, 2013

Obituary - Kathleen "Scotty" Culp


Kathleen Scott Robertson was born in Norwood, MA on 9 May 1921 to Helen and Charles Robertson, both immigrants from Scotland. Helen and Charles had 7 children, 4 boys and 3 girls, with Kathleen being the 5th born. Each child was expected to help support the family so after graduating from Norwood High School, Kathleen worked as a nanny with much of her salary going back to her parents to help pay the family bills during very difficult times.


Shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and responding to the call to serve, she enlisted in the US Navy and was designated as one of the first 7 WAVES to enter Naval Service. Her specialty training was conducted at Lakehurst, NJ and was designated a parachute rigger in 1942 with her next duty station being Corpus Christi, TX. While at Corpus, she became affectionately known as “Scotty” due to her Scottish heritage and middle name. At that time female riggers were not allowed to jump like their male counterparts, but through sheer determination and perseverance her request was approved and in Aug 1944, Scotty conducted a 2000’ free fall parachute jump from a R4D becoming the first WAVE and Rigger in the USN to do so. At the time of her jump she was the only female to hold the rating PR1C.


In Oct 1944, she married CPO Leo Culp who was a Jump Master at NAS Corpus Christi and later that year received an Honorable Discharge from the Navy in Dec 1944 after completion of her initial enlistment. In 1946, Leo received orders to Banana River NAS and over the next two years realized that this was where they wanted to live and raise a family. When the Naval Air Station was deactivated and turned over to the USAF, Leo applied for an interservice transfer and then orders to newly designated Patrick AFB. Through the 50’s they lived in Eau Gallie and Scotty worked full time as a freelance journalist and photographer for the Orlando Sentinel, but still found the time to be an active member of the American Legion, Eastern Star and helped Jimmy Moore with numerous funding raising events , collecting food for the poor and establish the Eau Gallie Little League. Then in 1958 two life changing events occurred for Scotty; she met Percy Hedgecock and the Culp’s became proud parents of twin sons, Ronnie and Rickie. Percy was keenly aware of Scotty’s reputation as a community leader and volunteer and wanted the Culp’s to move. He explained his vision of the city on the beach that he and his brothers were building and how it will be a great place to raise a family. So in late 1959, the Culp’s moved to Norwood Ave in the City of Satellite Beach. Over the next 53 years, Scotty would establish her legacy as an unwavering, dedicated volunteer always happy to serve the City she so loved.


Scotty was involved for decades of loyal service to the City of Satellite Beach and Satellite High School and a complete listing of her accomplishments could fill a library. A small example of her noteworthy endeavors and initiatives is as follows: 1st Crossing Guard for Surfside Elementary, Coordinator/photographer for annual Founders Day Parade, Program Director Pelican Beach Park, City Beautification Committee, Recycle Program for SHS, Scotty Duty at SHS, Director of 21 Day Flag Salute, writer/ photographer for the Beachcaster, just to name a few. In 1996, Scotty received another incredible honor by being selected to carry the Olympic Torch through the City of Satellite Beach; she jogged along A1A, torch in hand, with a big smile as she waved to the hundreds lining the street cheering her on. Through the years, Scotty received numerous awards and accolades for her selfless service and dedication to the City and Satellite High School but none more gracious than the renaming of the Civic Center, City Hall and Hedgecock Brothers Field to the Scotty Culp Municipal Complex in 2011. Scotty is the shining example of what a difference one person can make.


Scotty not only set the example for others to follow, she was the one that stepped in to help when others would not and did so with a smile. Tireless and hardworking in all that she did, she was driven by doing the right thing and making Satellite Beach a better place for all. Never one to mix words, she lived by the Golden rule and believed that a person’s character is measured by their actions, not their words. A devoted, loving and caring Mother, Scotty never missed a game, race, match or event that her sons were involved. While continuing to serve her City, her greatest joy over the last 19 yrs was spending time with and talking about her two granddaughters, Rachel and Emily. An undaunted volunteer, role model, mentor, and kind lady; Scotty was loved and admired by so many, as she touched the lives of young and old alike.


Kathleen “Scotty” Culp, “The First Lady of Satellite Beach” passed away at her home on 8 March 2013 at the age of 91. Beach Funeral Home of Indian Harbour Beach will host a visitation from 6-8pm on 14 March, family and friends are welcome. Scotty will be laid to rest next to her husband and parents at Florida Memorial Gardens on 15 March in a private family service.


Arrangements by:
Beach Funeral Home
1689 South Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida 32937

Phone: 321- 777- 4640
Fax: 321- 777- 4642 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Brevard County Obituaries February 18, 2013

Joyce Cannone, 79, of Indian Harbour Beach, FL, died Saturday, February 9, 2013.

Arrangements by:
Beach Funeral Home
1689 South Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida 32937

Phone: 321- 777- 4640
Fax: 321- 777- 4642




Dolores Combs, 82, of Satellite Beach, passed away on Feb. 16, 2013 surrounded by her family.


She is survived by her children; Ben (Donna) Combs, Kathy (Wayne) Morris, Marty (Jacqui) Combs, and Theresa (Duane) Venable, siblings; Carman Cerio, Arnie Cerio, and Rosalie Williams, 14 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.


Dolores was predeceased by her beloved husband Warnen.


Visitation will be held on Tues. Feb. 19, 2013 at Beach Funeral Homes - East, Indian Harbour Beach, from 5-7pm.  Funeral service will be at 11am on Wed. Feb. 20, 2013 at the funeral home with burial to follow at Fountainhead Mem. Park, Palm Bay.


The family would like to give special thanks to Indian River Center, W. Melb., and William Childs Hospice House, Palm Bay.


Condolences may be sent to www.beachfuneralhome.com.



  John R Carver, 81, of Melbourne, Florida died Saturday, February 09, 2013. 
Arrangements by:
Beach Funeral Homes
4999 N. Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940
Phone:  321- 751-6012
Fax:   321- 751-6014



Mabel De Lappa, 98, of West Melbourne, FL, died Friday, February 8, 2013.

Arrangements by:
Beach Funeral Home
1689 South Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida 32937

Phone: 321- 777- 4640
Fax: 321- 777- 4642



 
Herbert Lee French , 57, of Melbourne, Florida died Monday, February 11, 2013.

Arrangements by:
Beach Funeral Homes
4999 N. Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

Phone: 321- 751-6012
Fax: 321- 751-6014







Joseph Jerry Marcinek of Satellite Beach, Florida died Tuesday February 12, 2013 at Holmes Regional Medical Center.


Born in Bayonne, New Jersey on November 29, 1934 to Anna and Joseph Marcinek. Joe retired from the United States Air Force in 1972 and went on to retire from Civil Service in 1992. Also during this time he opened Beachside Advertising. Joe was a gifted artist who worked locally as well as nationally.


Joe was preceded in death by his mother Anna, his father Joseph, his daughter Donna and his brother John.


Joe is survived by his wife Sylvia, sons Steven and wife Chris, Mark and wife Carol, daughter Brenda and husband Jeff and son Mark. Brother Frank and wife Eileen and their children Jamie and husband Kevin, Nicole and husband Mike and Elizabeth and her family. His sister Mary and daughters Cindy and husband Bruce, Caren and husband Roy.


Joe will be buried at a private service with family.


Joe’s family would like to acknowledge and thank his team of Doctor’s most notably Dr. James Zavitsanos and Dr. David Shapiro for their kindness, compassion and remarkable quality of care.


By your grace
help us this day to commit Joe into your hands
and as we do, grant us your peace
In the name of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.


Anyone wishing to share a memory, send the family a message or place a memorial donation is asked to please visit Joe's guestbook at www.beachfuneralhome.com.


 
Thomas D'Arcy Sullivan, 80, of West Melbourne; Buena Vida Estates, passed away on Feb. 11, 2013. He was born in Buffalo, NY on Aug. 5, 1932 to the late Melvin and Mary Sullivan. Thomas served his country honorably in the U.S.A.F, where he retired in 1986. He was actively involved in many organizations, including the Elks Lodge 1744, Azan Shrine Temple, Masonic Beach Lodge 143, life member of the VFW, DAV, American Legion, and the Patrick AFB Retiree Committee.


Thomas is survived by his daughters; Jeanette Whitescarver Hilleary (Lew), Hilda Sullivan Mildner (Bill), and Carol Jane Sullivan.


He was predeceased by his spouses; Joyce N. Sullivan and Marion V. Sullivan; sister, Patricia Hayes; son, Thomas M. Sullivan and his buddy dog; Champ.


A visitation will be held on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 from 1-2 pm at Beach Funeral Homes - East, Indian Harbour Beach with a funeral service to begin at 2 pm. Entombment will follow at Florida Memorial Gardens, Rockledge.


In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Melbourne Elks Lodge #1744 Modernization Efforts or the Brevard Humane Society in Thomas' name.


Anyone wishing to share a memory or send the family a message is asked to please visit Thomas' guest book at www.beachfuneralhome.com




Dana J Wilson, 31, of Satellite Beach, FL, died Friday, February 1, 2013.

Arrangements by:
Beach Funeral Home
1689 South Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida 32937

Phone: 321- 777- 4640
Fax: 321- 777- 4642

Friday, December 7, 2012

Brevard County Obituaries December 7, 2012

Nancy Rae Amadon (Tomlin), 53, of Melbourne Beach passed away on December 4, 2012. She was born in Newton, Iowa on December 5, 1958 to John and Alice Tomlin.


Nancy is survived by her loving husband John; daughter Laura; brother Richard Tomlin (Kathy), their daughter Megan Hogan and their granddaughter Avery Hogan; brother Steven Tomlin (Willa), his son Chris Tomlin and his step-children Tim Walton and Jessica Jefferson; sister Shirley Ham (Angelo) and her son Matt Ham; and her aunt Bernice Keller "Aunt Bernie".



Donations is Nancy's name may be made to the Special Olympics of Florida, Development Dept., 1915 Don Wickham Drive, Clermont, FL 34711, or to The ARC of Florida, Inc., 2898 Mahan Drive, Suite 1, Tallahassee, FL 32308.



A memorial service will be held on December 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church, 1805 Oak Street, Melbourne Beach. A second service will be held in Iowa in May of 2013 where Nancy will be laid to rest in her hometown of Newton.



Anyone wishing to share a memory, send the family a message or place a memorial donation is asked to please visit Nancy's guestbook at www.beachfuneralhome.com.



Arrangements by:


1689 S. Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, FL. 32937
321-777-4640
321-777-4642 Fax
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Mary Williams Buckley, 89, was born on February 28th 1923 in Mauch Chunk, PA and passed away peacefully on December 5th, 2012 in Melbourne, FL.


Mary was the beloved wife of Anthony J. Buckley who predeceased her in 2006. She was also predeceased by her brothers Thomas, Leo and Edward WIlliams, sister Ellen Boger and her parents Alma (nee Straubinger) and Edward.



Mary is survived by her nieces Ann Marie Reis, Harriet Welch, Janice Welch, Karen Welch (Robert Quirk) and Lynn Ruane (Dennis), great nieces Lauren and Allison Ruane and great nephew Nick Francomano.



Mary worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad in New York City and lived for many years in Roselle, New Jersey before retiring to Indian Harbor Beach, Florida. She will be dearly missed and always remembered by her many friends and family.



Visitation will be held on Monday, December 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Beach Funeral Home East, 1689 S Patrick Drive, Indian Harbour Beach. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, December 11 at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Indialantic.



Anyone wishing to share a memory, send the family a message or place a memorial donation is asked to please visit Mary's guestbook at www.beachfuneralhome.com.



1689 S. Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, FL. 32937
321-777-4640
321-777-4642 Fax
[email protected]



Marie Antoinette Cabello, 82, passed away Friday, November 30, 2012. She was born September 23, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Harry and Josephine Delfino.


Marie was preceded in death by her sister, Harriette Zizzo. She is survived by her loving husband, Geronimo; sister Bernadette Lauro; step-daughter Connie Kern and 3 grandchildren.



A visitation will be held at Beach Funeral Home West, 4999 N Wickham Road, Melbourne, on Thursday, December 6, 2012, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and again from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at Ascension Catholic Church on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Florida Memorial Gardens in Rockledge.



Anyone wishing to share a memory, send the family a message or place a memorial donation is asked to please visit Marie's guestbook at www.beachfuneralhome.com.

 
Arrangements by:
Beach Funeral Homes & Cremation Services
4999 N. Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940
Phone: 321- 751-6012
Fax: 321- 751-6014





James Gregory Giganti, 60, passed away at home on November 27, 2012. He battled cancer for a dozen years. After numerous heroic comebacks, his death came unexpectedly.


Jim moved to Indialantic in 1989 and began a career at Florida Tech as a computer programmer analyst. With great co-workers, he enjoyed his occupation until the end. Always smiling, his almost two-year-old granddaughter, Cora, kept him laughing.



As a younger man he worked for Publix, rising up to assistant manager of their Gainesville store. He drove a’72 orange VW Bug for 17 years. When happy and healthy, he’d flip into a handstand, perform yo-yo tricks, or play the harmonica. Travel favorites included Seattle, Paris, St. Maarten, and the August Monday boat races in Anguilla.



Born to Jean and Geno Giganti, he grew up in Miami. As a boating enthusiast, he windsurfed on the Banana River and fished the blue waters of the Florida Keys. A photographer once snapped a picture of him diving with Goliath groupers. He relished the era of space exploration.



Married for 34 years, he is survived by his wife, Ann, a pediatric nurse practitioner; his mother, Jean; three children and their spouses/fiancĂ©--—Jamie & Marcus Barry, Tony, Ashley, & Cora Giganti, Heather Giganti & Matt Lucher; his sister, Sherry Wical & nieces: Molly North & Amber Wical.



Extended family members are: Kathi & Charlie Crawford; Georgia Moxam; Kristin, Chuck, Daniel, Bryan & Abby Smallwood; Michael, Maki, Kai, Sebi & Elena Jane Widick; Mark, Jeanette, John, & Doug Widick.



Funeral service is on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 3060 N. Highway A1A, Indialantic, Florida. The family suggests donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma society or the Sant Nirankari Mission (non- denominational world peace, universal brotherhood). Many blessings to all who touched our lives.



Anyone wishing to share a memory, send the family a message or place a memorial donation is asked to please visit James's guestbook at www.beachfuneralhome.com.


 
Col. Charles H. Greene, USA (Ret), 82, of Melbourne Passed away on Friday November 30, 2012 in Melbourne. 


He was a retired Colonel in the US Army, an Engineer for Lockheed and co-owner of a lapidary shop in Melbourne.   He moved here in 1966 from Gails Ferry, CT, was a  member of the Crossroads Community Church UCC a veteran of the US Army in Korea and Vietnam and active member of the Melbourne Elks Lodge # 1744.  From 1975 to present he was the General Chairman for nominations to various service academies for our local congressman.




Survivors include his wife Jackie, son Stephen (Pat) of Deltona, FL, daughters Diane (Tim) Benson of Port Charlotte, FL, Karen (Craig) Schenck of Aiken, SC, Leslie Hodgkins of Aiken, SC and Susan (Greg) Reeves of Melbourne, 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.



A funeral service will be Monday December 10th at 11am at the Brownlie & Maxwell Funeral Home with family visitation one hour before the service.



Donations in Colonel Greene’s name may be made to the charity of your choice.



Brownlie – Maxwell Funeral home is serving the family 723-2345.  www.brownliemaxwell.com

Arrangements by:
Brownlie - Maxwell Funeral Home
1010 Palmetto Avenue
Melbourne, Florida 32901
Phone 321-723-2345




Janet Elizabeth Sanders Zuhlke went to be with the Lord on November 30, 2012 peacefully at home after a brief illness. Jan was born in 1934 in Neenah, WI to Warren and Lucille Sanders. 


She graduated from Neenah High School in 1952. After graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Oshkosh, WI with her RN degree in 1955, she traveled to Rhodes, Greece to be with her new husband Paul Zuhlke, while he served in the US Coast Guard for four years. Upon returning from Greece, Jan started her nursing career as a RN for a private doctor’s office in Neenah, WI and over the next several years worked at Milwaukee area hospitals. 


Jan settled in Indian Harbour Beach, FL with her family in 1969. Her nursing career continued as an ER nurse for HRMC for nine years and then for several private practice physicians in the Melbourne area. She also volunteered as a Guardian ad Litem through the Brevard County Court system. Prior to her retirement in 1995, Jan was the nurse for the Brevard County Childcare Association working with the children’s HeadStart programs. 


In her retirement years, Jan enjoyed traveling with Paul, her husband of 57 years, to the Western US, Alaska, and she spent all her summers at her childhood home in Neenah, WI.


Jan is survived by her husband Paul, her children and spouses, P. Kevin Zuhlke, Kathy (John) Stout, Laurie Diard, and Chris (Donna) Zuhlke; grandchildren Sarah Zuhlke (partner Schuyler Michaud), Rachel and Rebecca Zuhlke, David Jr and Jonathon Diard, Morgan and Matthew Zuhlke; and great-grandchildren Marley and Gordon Michaud; and three nephews and one niece. She will also be dearly missed by her many friends including Betty Ruffi, Nancy Lenz, and Janet Zuhlke. 


A memorial service will be held on December 7, at 11am with a family greeting time at 10:30am, at the First Baptist Church of Indialantic. 


In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family to be used to support world mission projects in Jan’s name. 


Anyone wishing to share a memory, send the family a message or place a memorial donation is asked to please visit Jan's guestbook at www.beachfuneralhome.com.


1689 S. Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, FL. 32937
321-777-4640
321-777-4642 Fax
[email protected]

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Brevard County Obituaries November 10, 2012

Virginia Andrew, 89, of Melbourne, Florida, died Saturday, November 3, 2012.


Arrangements by:
Brownlie - Maxwell Funeral Home
1010 Palmetto Avenue
Melbourne, Florida 32901
Phone 321-723-2345




 

Barbara Ann Carroll, 73 of Melbourne, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2012. Barbara was born on June 21, 1939 in Queens, NY to the late Benjamin and Catherine (Justus) McKeag. She was a long time resident of Massapequa, NY before moving to Florida 14 years ago. 


Of all the things she loved to do, she enjoyed spending time with her family, camping and the beach the most. 


Barbara is survived by her beloved husband of 55 years, Edward, her children; Kathleen Walker, Maureen VonBargen both of Massapequa, NY, Michael Carroll of Alpharetta, GA, James Carroll of Huntington Beach, CA., 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. She will be missed dearly. 


A visitation will take place on Monday, November 12th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm with a wake service to begin at 3:30 pm at Beach Funeral Homes, 4999 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne/Suntree. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 11:00 am at Ascension Catholic Church, Melbourne. In Lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made in Barbara’s memory to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by visiting their website at www.lls.org or to Wuesthoff Hospice House, 661 Eyster Blvd., Rockledge, FL. 32955 or the charity of your choice. 


Funeral services have been entrusted to the care of Beach Funeral Homes. Those wishing to send condolences may do so by visiting Barbara’s memory page at www.beachfuneralhome.com.


Arrangements by:
Beach Funeral Homes & Cremation Services
4999 N. Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940
Phone: 321- 751-6012
Fax: 321- 751-6014





Walter Albert DuLoft, Jr. "WALT", 85, of Melbourne, FL passed away on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. He was born on Sept. 10, 1927 to Walter and Martha DuLoft in Chicago, IL. Walt was a long time resident of Fort Walton Beach, FL before moving to Melbourne. 


Walt served his country honorably in WWII; he was a twin 50’s gunner for the Navy and worked on the flight line for the Air Force. He loved boats, the water and would give help to anyone in need. Walt had a great love for his family, especially his great- grandchildren. 


Walt was predeceased by his wife, Adele and son, Bryan. 


He is survived by his daughter, Diana Panik and grandsons; Kevin R. Panik and John F. Panik, Jr. 


A gathering will be held at Beach Funeral Homes – West, Melbourne/Suntree, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 from 8-9am with a service to be held at 8:30am. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL will military honors at 12:30pm. 


Condolences may be left on Walt’s memorial page at www.beachfuneralhome.com

 
4999 N. Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940
Phone: 321- 751-6012
Fax: 321- 751-6014






Jeannie Tierney Glidden, 67, of Malabar, Florida was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven on Wednesday, October 31, 2012.


Jeannie, a retired Southeast Airlines flight attendant, relocated to Brevard County in 1990 from Miami, FL.  Always known for her huge heart willing to help any in need. Also, for her endearing care of animals, especially for stray cats and dogs.  She was a devout fan of Dan Marino and Elvis Presley. Very loving and caring to all she knew.  Deeply loved by all her friends and family. She will be greatly missed. 


Jeannie Glidden is survived by her brother John Tierney, as well as her nephew Joseph and niece Virginia Tierney.  She was predeceased by her parents, Loretta and John, sister Eileen, brother Kevin and niece Genevieve Tierney.

 
A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday November 14th, 2012  at 10am  at the old St. Joseph Catholic Church on Miller St. in Palm Bay.

 
Brownlie – Maxwell Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family 723-2345 www.brownliemaxwell.com.


Arrangements by:
Brownlie - Maxwell Funeral Home
1010 Palmetto Avenue
Melbourne, Florida 32901
Phone 321-723-2345






A gorgeous, gregarious and gracious lady, Eileen Whelpley Gould, died peacefully with her family at her side on November 3, 2012.


Eileen was born in Wilmington, NC and spent her youth between Wrightsville Beach, NC and Charleston, SC. After attending Ashley Hall in Charleston, and enjoying life as a southern belle, she joined the Navy in 1942. Soon she was contacted by Wild Bill Donovan of the OSS and asked "Are you absolutely crazy?" And her affirmative answer assured her admission was solidified. Eileen parachuted into occupied France and completed covert operations behind enemy lines for the precursor to the CIA.


After WWII, Eileen met a dashing young Marine fighter pilot, Charlie Gould, and lived through out the country but never more than a couple of hours from her beloved oceans, both Atlantic and Pacific. Eileen's early forties brought many happy changes; Charlie's retirement as a Colonel, their move to Washington DC where Charlie became a Deputy Director of NASA, and the birth of her only child, Amoret. Eileen was the ultimate DC hostess, and enthusiastic volunteer at her daughter's school, Maret.


Eileen and Charlie moved to Indialantic in the 70's and she continued working for causes dear to her heart; beautification, the humane treatment of animals and a vigorous involvement with her fellow former intelligence officers in AFIO serving many volunteer positions.


Eileen is survived by her daughter, Amoret, her son in law, Jim, two grandchildren, Spencer and Sloane all of Atlanta, and her nephew, Alan of Indian Harbour Beach. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 49 years, Charles, and her beloved brother, Donald. Eileen lived her life with gusto and will be remembered for her humorous stories, quick smile and generous heart. A service to celebrate Eileen's magnificent life will be announced at a later time.


Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of South Brevard, a no kill shelter, located at 2600 Otter Creek Lane, Melbourne, FL 32940.


Arrangements entrusted to Beach Funeral Home.


1689 S. Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, FL. 32937
321-777-4640
321-777-4642 Fax
[email protected]





Robert L. Hart, 86, a retired manufacturing engineer, died on November 3, 2012. Mr. Hart came to Satellite Beach from Hauppauge, Long Island, New York in 1975. He was a WWII Army veteran.


Retiring after 40 years in engineering, he became a crossing guard for the Satellite Beach Police Department. He was also a member of the Cape Canaveral Hospital Auxiliary and the Melbourne Golf Association.


Mr. Hart is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 60 years, Joan Hart. He is also survived by four children: Nancy (Charlie) Ragland of Cocoa Beach; Bob of PA; Tom (Debra) of Melbourne; and Julie (Rick) Brown of NC; as well as six grandchildren and three sisters.


A gathering will be held at Beach Funeral Home East, 1689 S Patrick Drive, IHB, on Sunday, November 11th from 12 - 1 p.m., with services to begin at 1p.m. Memorial donations may be made to William Childs Hospice House in Robert's name.


Anyone wishing to share a memory, send the family a message or place a memorial donation is asked to please visit Robert's guestbook at www.beachfuneralhome.com.


Arrangements entrusted to Beach Funeral Home.


Beach Funeral Homes & Cremation Services
1689 S. Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, FL. 32937
321-777-4640
321-777-4642 Fax
[email protected]





Peter Miles, 51, of Rockledge, Florida died Sunday, November 4, 2012.


Arrangements by:
Beach Funeral Homes & Cremation Services
4999 N. Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940
Phone: 321- 751-6012
Fax: 321- 751-6014
[email protected]




Ernestine (Ernie) Pierce, 84, passed away Tuesday, November 06, 2012. She was born January 7, 1928 in Washington, D.C. but lived the majority of her life in Kendall, FL and Satellite Beach, FL.


She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Mr. James (Ray) Pierce. She is survived by her children James Pierce of Homestead, FL; Robert Pierce of Chicago, IL; and Deborah Harris of Melbourne, FL. She was the proud grandparent of J.R. Pierce of Plant City, FL; Tana Gerber of New York, NY; Chris and Kevin Harris of Melbourne, FL; and she was also blessed with 5 great-grandchildren.


There will be a Memorial Visitation on November 24, 2012 at 1002 Cedar Brook Ct, Melbourne, FL between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.


Anyone wishing to share a memory, send the family a message or place a memorial donation is asked to please visit Ernie's guestbook at www.beachfuneralhome.com.


Arrangements by:
Beach Funeral Homes & Cremation Services
4999 N. Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940
Phone: 321- 751-6012
Fax: 321- 751-6014




Dorothy May Ubelhor Pontones, 85, passed away on November 7, 2012 in Melbourne, Florida. She was born May 13, 1927 in Evansville, IN, to the late August Ubelhor and Rose Lasher.


She was a devoted and loving wife and mother, as well as a dedicated member of her church, Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church.


She was predeceased by her husband, of 61 years, Ramon.


She is survived by four sons, Ronald of Tallahassee, Fl, David and James both of Melbourne, Fl, and Kevin of Orlando, Fl; four daughters, Sherron DuPont of Bonita Springs, Fl, Joan Brands of Palm Bay, Fl, Lynn Brashear and Lana Knapp both of Ft. Meyers, Fl; nineteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


Visitation will be held at Beach Funeral Home in Indian Harbour Beach, from 6 to 8pm, Monday, November, 12, 2012. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30am, Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. 


Condolences may be left at Dorothy's memorial page at www.beachfuneralhome.com


Beach Funeral Homes & Cremation Services
1689 S. Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, FL. 32937
321-777-4640
321-777-4642 Fax
[email protected]

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Brevard County Obituaries October 31, 2012

Elizabeth H Badgley, 90, of Melbourne, Florida died Monday, October 22, 2012.
 
 
Arrangements by:
Beach Funeral Homes
4999 N. Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940
Phone: 321- 751-6012
Fax: 321- 751-6014 




Gregory DeBlasio, 64, of Melbourne, Florida died Sunday, October 28, 2012.


Arrangements by:
Beach Funeral Homes

4999 N. Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940
Phone: 321- 751-6012
Fax: 321- 751-6014




Patricia Ann Foster, 69, of Melbourne passed away with her family surrounding her on Wednesday October 24, 2012 at her home.



She was the retired Manager of Professional Land Title Inc. in Brookfield, MO moving to Brevard in 2007 from Greenville, SC, a member of The First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Melbourne, PEO and Eastern Star in Brookfield.



Survivors include her husband The Rev. Page Foster, daughter Se'Nee Almond of Cordova, TN, grandson Riley Ferren of Cordova, mother Birdie Baker of West Melbourne, niece Michelle Hall of Sturgeon, MO, nephew Michael Moffitt of Winigan, MO.



A memorial service will be Saturday October 27th at 11am at the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Melbourne with family visitation for one hour before the service.  



Anyone wishing to make an expression of sympathy is asked to consider The First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Melbourne or Health First Hospice.



Brownlie – Maxwell Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family 723-2345 www.brownliemaxwell.com.


Arrangements by:
Brownlie - Maxwell Funeral Home
1010 Palmetto Avenue
Melbourne, Florida 32901
Phone 321-723-2345




Mabel "Mabs" King, 84, of Melbourne, Florida died Wednesday, October 24, 2012.
 

Arrangements by:
Beach Funeral Homes
4999 N. Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940
Phone: 321- 751-6012
Fax: 321- 751-6014




Dale Edward Mielke, 64, of Indian Harbour Beach, died Sunday, October 21, 2012.


Arrangements entrusted to:
1689 South Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida 32937
Phone: 321- 777- 4640
Fax: 321- 777- 4642




John Frank Sabol, 80, of Palm Bay, died Thursday, October 18, 2012. 

Arrangements entrusted to:
1689 South Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida 32937
Phone: 321- 777- 4640
Fax: 321- 777- 4642




Edwin Odell Smith, 90, of Satellite Beach, died Sunday, October 28, 2012.


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Indian Harbour Beach, Florida 32937
Phone: 321- 777- 4640
Fax: 321- 777- 4642



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Cora Lee Le Strange passed away on Sunday Oct 28th in Melbourne

Cora Lee was an avid fisherman in her youth and enjoyed swimming in her pool and visiting her children and grandchildren.  Her current passion was politics.  She was born in Birmingham, AL,  was married and raised her family in New York, NY.  She moved to Melbourne, FL in 1974 and resided there for the rest of her life.  
Cora Lee is survived by her twin daughters Mary Roper of Melbourne, FL, and Martha Schmidt of Forest Hill, MD. and her son Walter Le Strange of Del Ray Beach, FL.,  sisters June Roberts and Sylvia Mosley of Birmingham, Alabama, ten grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband Walter and 10 siblings.

Visitation with the family will be Friday Nov 2nd from 10am to 11:30am at Ascension Catholic Church and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30am.

Brownlie – Maxwell Funeral home is serving the family 723-2345 www.brownliemaxwell.com

Arrangements by:
Brownlie - Maxwell Funeral Home
1010 Palmetto Avenue
Melbourne, Florida 32901
Phone 321-723-2345




Loren Vandermark, 85, of Melbourne, died Sunday, October 21, 2012.


Arrangements by:
Brownlie - Maxwell Funeral Home
1010 Palmetto Avenue
Melbourne, Florida 32901
Phone 321-723-2345

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Brevard County Obituaries October 17, 2012

Weda Alexander, 1927 – 2012 went to be with the Lord on Monday October 15, 2012.  


She is survived by her husband The Rev. Denzel Alexander, son Gary (Karen) Alexander of Wisconsin, daughter Jennifer (Mark) Schoenrock of Minnesota, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a sister Martha Neuman of California.


There will be a memorial service on Sunday October 21st at 2pm in the First Baptist Church of Melbourne.
 
 
Arrangements by:
Brownlie - Maxwell Funeral Home
1010 Palmetto Avenue

Melbourne, Florida 32901
Phone 321-723-2345


 

John B. Butler died in his home Saturday October 6, 2012, age 96. He was born in New Dorp, Staten Island, New York City. He moved to Brevard County from Wyckoff NJ in July 1975. Mr. Butler was a decorated Army veteran of World War II, serving in the defense of Hawaii and the occupation of Japan. Excerpts of his diary of the occupation of Japan were featured in Florida Today at the 50th anniversary of VJ day, in 1995. Mr. Butler was retired from IBM where he worked in various managerial capacities for thirty years. During his time with IBM he also served the US Government Bureau of Census, and Departments of Labor and Commerce.


On Staten Island he founded and was President of a community organization, the Manor Civic Association. In Satellite Beach he served as President of the Moorings Association and, for two years, as President of AARP Satellite Beach Chapter.


He is predeceased by his wife Marie Perry Butler. He is survived by his daughter Diane Marie, his son John Jr., daughter-in-law Katherine Whitehouse, grandchildren Sarah (Paul) Jessen, Elizabeth (Jonathan) Everitt, and David Butler, and great grandchildren Lily and Sam Jessen.


Burial will be in The Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island, NY. Funeral services will be private.


1689 South Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida 32937
Phone: 321- 777- 4640
Fax: 321- 777- 4642
 



Gail Ann Copeland, 69, died on Sunday, October 7, 2012, of natural causes. Mrs. Copeland was born Gail Ann Syversen in Berwyn, IL on April 3, 1943, to Harold Syversen and Rachel Downie Syversen. She grew up in Coral Gables, FL, graduated from Palmetto High School in 1961, and was married to Arthur Francis Copeland III
from January 1962 until his passing in 2001.



The Copelands moved to Satellite Beach after his retirement from the Air Force in 1976. Mrs. Copeland worked for many years at Carnegie Gardens Nursing Home and was active in the Cub Scouts, Patrick AFB NCO Wives Club, and Women of the Moose Chapter 1983.



She is survived by sons Arthur and Adam Copeland, and by three grandchildren, Charles, Robyn, and William Copeland.



A memorial service will be held at the Satellite Beach Moose Lodge, 1815 South Patrick Drive, Indian Harbour Beach, on Sunday, October 21, 2012, at Noon.



Memorial donations may be made in Gail Copeland's name to Mooseheart Child City, 155 South International Drive, Mooseheart, IL 60539-1182. 



Arrangements entrusted to:
1689 South Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida 32937
Phone: 321- 777- 4640
Fax: 321- 777- 4642




Venora "Vee" Dalton, 80 of Melbourne Beach, Florida passed away Wednesday October 10, 2012 at her home. She was a retired Make Up Artist for Max Factor and attended the Chapel by the Sea in Melbourne Beach. She enjoyed cooking, reading, crossword puzzles and spending time with her great-grandchildren. 



Survivors include her daughter Nancy Coalter of Melbourne Beach, FL, son Tommy Vogle of Saucier, MS, grandchildren Tracy Letzerich of Austin, TX, Amy Pinnell of Winnsboro, TX, Katie Vogle of Dania Beach, FL, Desha LaRosa of Biloxi, MS, Sundee Anspach of Saucier, MS, David Coalter of Melbourne Beach, FL, and Tommy Vogle of Saucier, MS, and ten great-grandchildren.



A memorial service will be Saturday October, 13th at 11am in the Chapel by the Sea in Melbourne Beach.



Donations in her memory may be made to the Charity of your choice.  



Arrangements by:
Brownlie - Maxwell Funeral Home
1010 Palmetto Avenue

Melbourne, Florida 32901
Phone 321-723-2345



 

Judith Allen Jackson, 64, of Melbourne, died Saturday, October 13, 2012.



Arrangements entrusted to:
1689 South Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida 32937
Phone: 321- 777- 4640
Fax: 321- 777- 4642


 


Wanda Jane McHugh (Rusty), 84, passed away on Friday, October 12, 2012. She was born on December 13, 1927.



She is survived by her fiance and companion of 20 years Gary Whaley, son John Cole (Pat) of Springboro, Ohio, daughter Vicki, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.



Funeral services will be private.


Arrangements entrusted to:
1689 South Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida 32937
Phone: 321- 777- 4640
Fax: 321- 777- 4642




Vivian Taylor, 89, of Melbourne, Florida died Tuesday, October 9, 2012.

Arrangements by: 

Beach Funeral Homes
4999 N. Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940
Phone: 321- 751-6012
Fax: 321- 751-6014