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

Arrangements by:

1689 S. Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, FL. 32937
321-777-4642 Fax

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

1689 S. Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, FL. 32937
321-777-4642 Fax

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

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

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.

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

1689 S. Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, FL. 32937
321-777-4642 Fax