Friday, August 17, 2012

Brevard County Obituaries August 17, 2012

John O. Alvar, 83, of Melbourne, Florida, died Tuesday, August 14, 2012.


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




Lt. Col Joseph J Chorvat (Ret), 90, of Indian Harbour Beach, died Saturday, August 11,
2012.




Arrangements by:
Beach Funeral Home1689 South Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida 32937
Phone: 321- 777- 4640
Fax: 321- 777- 4642


John Joseph Dunne
John Joseph Dunne, 93, a retired Mathematician, passed away Wednesday August 15, 2012 at Carnegie Gardens Rehabilitation Center in Melbourne. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, he came to Brevard County in the late 60's John worked as a Data Analyst for NASA and the USAF.  He was an avid bridge player and a member of the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Indialantic.


Surviving John are his Daughter Hiede, Son Patrick, Son-in Law Chris and 5 Grandchildren.


Services will be held at 11am on Monday, August 20, 2012 at the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Indialantic.


Condolences may be sent to www.beachfuneralhome.com
Arrangements by:
Beach Funeral Home1689 South Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida 32937
Phone: 321- 777- 4640
Fax: 321- 777- 4642




Antoinette Colson, 84, of Indian Harbour Beach, died Friday, August 10, 2012.

Arrangements by:
Beach Funeral Home1689 South Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida 32937
Phone: 321- 777- 4640
Fax: 321- 777- 4642




Frank Joseph Eaton, 101, passed away Monday, August 13, 2012. He was born in 1911 in Boston, MA.


He served in the US Coast Guard from 1929 to 1932 and in the US Army from 1932 to 1946. After discharge from the military, he worked for the Marriott Food Services until he retired. In 1973, he married Janet LoZito and they spent the next 20 years traveling throughout the US and Canada in their airstream trailer. Janet predeceased Frank in 2004.


Frank is survived by his step son John LoZito, M.D. (Margo); four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.


He will be sadly missed by Candy Reichenbaum (Mark), Troy Simpson (Lori), Sandra Love, Kelly and John Kateb, Korrin Brickman and Wayne and Debbie Storey.


A family memorial service will be held in Miami.


The family would like to thank the Bethesda A.L.F. for accepting Frank into their community. The family also would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Vitas Hospice for caring for Frank with compassion and dignity as he passed through the end stage of his life.


Condolences may be sent to www.beachfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by:

Beach Funeral Home1689 South Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida 32937
Phone: 321- 777- 4640
Fax: 321- 777- 4642
  



Krissanapong Prachankhet, 59, of West Melbourne, died Monday, August 13, 2012.

Arrangements by:
Beach Funeral Home1689 South Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida 32937
Phone: 321- 777- 4640
Fax: 321- 777- 4642
 


Victor Dale Poor
Victor Dale Poor, 79, resident of Melbourne, Florida, died on Friday, August 17, 2012. He was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Pinckney Peyton Poor and Leona Lucille Poor nee Mallory, both deceased. He is survived by his wife Florence Ann Poor, son Meredith Norman Poor, daughters Shirley Jean Schmidt and Noreen Dell Poor, and sister Dixie Lee Hagerth.


As a boy Victor had a passion for radio communications: by high school he had built from discarded radios his own radio transceiver and by 1951 he was an amateur radio operator with radio call sign W6JSO. He served for four years in the US Navy as an electronics technician, which helped launch his remarkable career in electronics and the computer industry. Victor was a principal in his start-up company Frederick Electronics in Frederick, Maryland, from 1959 to 1969, technical director of Datapoint Corporation in San Antonio, Texas, from 1969 until his first retirement in 1984, and president of Image Data Corporation between 1985 and 1988. During his tenure at Datapoint Corporation, Victor contributed significantly to the development of the first computer microprocessor. In 1994, he moved to Melbourne, Florida, to serve as interim president for AirNet, which was a company spun off from Harris Corporation. Victor’s lifelong hobbies were operating amateur radio, flying airplanes, and sailing boats.



Victor and his wife Florence loved to sail. Their earliest cruises were out of Corpus Christi, Texas, and included adventures to the Yucatan peninsula. In 1984, Victor and Florence sailed their 50-ft sloop Elsinore across the Atlantic Ocean and toured the western Mediterranean Sea; between 1988 and 1990, they lived aboard a 37-ft catamaran Aransas Light and explored the coastlines of the Gulf of Mexico, the Bahamas, and the eastern seaboard as far north as the Chesapeake Bay; between 1990 and 1994 they moved to a diesel-powered 50-ft trawler Excaliber to sightsee along the Inland Waterway between Seattle, Washington, and Skagway, Alaska.



The challenges of communicating by radio while at sea led Victor to develop software that integrates Internet with amateur radio to store and forward messages; this system is today part of a major amateur-supported emergency communications network.



Arrangements by: 

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




Florence Stehle, 91, of Satellite Beach, died Monday, August 13, 2012.

Arrangements by:
Beach Funeral Home1689 South Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida 32937
Phone: 321- 777- 4640
Fax: 321- 777- 4642