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Florida Obituary and Death Notice Archive - Page 1360

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Date: Sunday, 27 October 2013, at 2:26 a.m.

Chester L. Pattison

Chester L. Pattison of Gainesville died Tuesday in Jacksonville Beach. He was 82.

Mr. Pattison was born in Zellwood and moved to Gainesville 22 years ago from Fort George Island, where he worked as a commercial fisherman.

For the past several years, Mr. Pattison's hobby was building small wooden replicas of shrimp boats, one of which is on display in the lobby of the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City.

Mr. Pattison is survived by a son, Len Pattison.

Evelyn Ruth

Evelyn Ruth of Gainesville died Sunday in St. Augustine. She was 91.

Mrs. Ruth was a homemaker. Born in Dakota, Ill., she moved from Wilmette, Ill., to Gainesville 22 years ago.

Survivors include her sons, Byron Ruth and Monty Ruth of Gainesville and Donald Ruth of St. Augustine; her brother, Lester Wells of Cedarville, Ill.; 10 grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren.

Raleigh Simpson

Raleigh Simpson of Williston died Sunday at Shands at AGH in Gainesville. He was 87.

Mr. Simpson was a retired laborer. Born in Fitzgerald, Ga., he lived in Williston most of his life.

Survivors include his daughters, Cora Williams of Gainesville and Vanessa Reid of Williston; two sisters, Julia Mae Wallace of Williston and Lela Mae Thompson of Washington D.C.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Mark Tadeusz Jaroszewicz

Memorial services for Mark Tadeusz Jaroszewicz will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 2, at Holy Faith Catholic Church, 700 NW 39th Road.

Virgie Elizabeth Carlton

Virgie Elizabeth Carlton of Gainesville died Tuesday in Gainesville. She was 78.

Mrs. Carlton was a homemaker and a seamstress.

Born in Sevierville, Tenn., she moved from Knoxville, Tenn., to Gainesville 46 years ago.

She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Woodmen of the World, and National Association of Letter Carriers Association Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband, Alton C. Carlton of Gainesville; two sons, Charles B. Carlton of Raleigh, N.C., and Gary E. Carlton of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and four grandchildren.

Emmoran Benjamin Cobb

Emmoran Benjamin Cobb of Gainesville died Saturday at his home after suffering the effects of a stroke four years ago. He was 84.

Mr. Cobb worked for the federal government as a personnel psychologist in the Civil Service Commission, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force and the Marine Corps. He also had served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Born in Ballston Spa, N.Y., he grew up in the Albany, N.Y. area, and moved from Silver Spring, Md., to Gainesville 24 years ago. He received a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Survivors include his wife, Eugenia Hill Cobb of Gainesville; a son, Jonathan Hill Cobb of Gainesville; and a daughter, Helen Grant Cobb of Gainesville.

Mark Tadeusz Jaroszewicz

Memorial services for Mark Tadeusz Jaroszewicz of Gainesville, founding dean of the College of Architecture at the University of Florida from 1976-86, will be held 2 p.m. Friday, July 2, at Holy Faith Catholic Church, 700 NW 39th Road.

Mr. Jaroszewicz died June 16 while visiting Warsaw, in his native Poland. He was 78.

Mr. Jaroszewicz, who watched the College of Architecture grow into the nation's third-largest architecture college, formerly was head of the Department of Architecture at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater and also was a private architect. He moved to Gainesville 23 years ago from Oklahoma. Mr. Jaroszewicz was a member of the American Institute of Architects and was an architectural fellow.

Survivors include his wife, Christine Jaroszewicz of Gainesville; three sons, Stefan Jaroszewi of Austin, Texas, Jash Jaroszewicz of Boca Raton and Matthew Jaroszewicz of New York City; a daughter, Anne Jaroszewicz of New York City; and three grandchildren.

Patricia Anne LaRock

WILLISTON -- Patricia Anne LaRock of Williston died Sunday in Williston. She was 52.

Mrs. LaRock was a certified nurse's aide for Timber Ridge Nursing Home in Ocala. Born in St. Petersburg, she moved from Hernando to Williston six months ago

She was a Catholic.

Survivors include her husband, William A. LaRock Sr.; his son, William A. LaRock Jr. of Williston; three daughters, Sharon LaRock and Adrienne Painter, both of St. Petersburg, and Kelly LaRock of Hernando; her mother, Elizabeth Pieciak of Chicopee, Mass.; a brother, Stanley J. Pieciak of Hollywood, Calif.; two sisters, Winnie Hrapek of Stanford, Ky., and Sharon Zeilman of Williston; and 11 grandchildren.

Fred B. McClellan Sr.

Fred B. McClellan Sr. of Gainesville died Sunday at Hospice House in Gainesville. He was 81.

Mr. McClellan was a meat cutter. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Born in Monticello, he was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church of High Springs.

Mr. McClellan was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Batie.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille Marie McClellan of Gainesville; two daughters, Virginia Clark of High Springs and Jerri Ridgell of Gainesville; two sons, Charles F. McClellan of Palatka and Fred B. McClellan Jr. of Gainesville; a stepson, Carl Griffin of Campville; 16 grandchildren; and 28 great- grandchildren.

Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to Hospice of North Central Florida.

Henry Lewis Sharpe Jr.

FLORAHOME -- Henry Lewis Sharpe Jr. of Florahome died Monday at Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

He was 65.

Mr. Sharpe was a construction consultant.

Born in Charlotte, N.C., he moved from Indian Trail, N.C., to Florahome 13 years ago.

He was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Fair Sharpe of Florahome; three daughters, June Smarte of Monroe, N.C., Clara Jackson of Amherst, Va., and Gloria Sharpe of Panama City; two sons, David Sharpe of Indian Trail and Paul Sharpe of Monroe; a sister, Mary Sharpe Morris of Charlotte, N.C.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to Hospice of North Central Florida.

Norman Steve Spence

MORRISTON -- Norman Steve Spence of Morriston died Monday at his home after a long illness. He was 25.

Mr. Spence was a former waiter.

Born in Savannah, Ga., he moved from Pelham, Ga., to Morriston 10 years ago.

He attended Romeo House of Prayer in Morriston.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Donna and Terence Blaney of Morriston; his father, James A. Bailey Jr. of Candid, Tenn.; two brothers, T.J. Blaney and Daniel Blaney, both of Morriston; his grandmother, Rose Spence of Meigs, Ga.; and his stepgrandmother, Eloise Maxwell of Hartsville, Ga.

Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to the Ryan White Foundation or to the AIDS Network in Gainesville.

Blonie Charlene Thompson

WILLISTON -- Blonie Charlene Thompson of Williston died Tuesday at her home. She was 65.

Mrs. Thompson was a homemaker.

Born in Trenton, she moved from Trenton to Williston 25 years ago.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Williston and of Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary in Williston.

Survivors include her husband, Marvin H. Thompson of Williston; two daughters, Peggy Mayo of Williston and Brenda Freese of Gainesville; two sons, Terry Thompson of Newport News, Va., and Allen Clay Thompson of Williston; five sisters, Wanda Lee of Memphis, Tenn., Jestine Brock of Trenton, Joylean Gordon of Dunnellon, Lovezine Rusnak of Beverly Hills and Wynette Petty of Old Town; a brother, Wendy Horne of Trenton; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to First Baptist Church Building Fund in Williston.

Bertha Ida Brueggemann

Bertha Ida Brueggemann of Gainesville died Wednesday at Shands at the University of Florida. She was 84.

Born in Neillsville, Wis., she moved from Milwaukee to Florida two years ago.

She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and sewing.

Mrs. Brueggemann was preceded in death by her husband, Ernst Herman Robert Brueggemann; and a son, Matthew Brueggemann.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Brueggemann of Appleton, Wis., and John Brueggemann of Gainesville; a daughter, Linda Brueggemann Brill Snipes of Jacksonville; a brother, Herman Gloff of Bloomingdale, Ill.; a sister, Ann Scarles of Milwaukee; four grandchildren; and seven great-grand- children.

Edna Burnette

FORT MILL, S.C. -- Edna Burnette of Fort Mill, S.C., died Sunday at Mercy South Hospital in Pineville, N.C. She was 82.

Mrs. Burnette was a homemaker and child caregiver. She also formerly owned Wacassassa Marina and was a foster grandparent at Archer Elementary School.

Born in Hamilton County, she lived in Archer for 25 years before moving to Fort Mill nine months ago.

She was a member of Archer United Methodist Church and was a former member of Archer United Methodist Women.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace R. Burnette.

Survivors include a son, Dr. H.J. Burnette of Fort Myers; two daughters, Bonnie Burnette of Fort Mill, S.C., and Patsy Trainham of Archer; a sister, Veda Bergadine of Gainesville; a brother, Carey Hurst of Tallahassee; seven grandchildren; and eight great- grand- children.

Paul R. Martin

LAKE BUTLER -- Paul R. Martin of Lake Butler died Sunday at Brookwood Nursing Center in Starke after a long illness. He was 84.

Mr. Martin was a retired carpenter, millwright and cabinetmaker.

Born in Cecil, Ohio, he moved to Lake Butler 15 years ago.

He was a Lutheran.

Mr. Martin was a chief steward of United Auto Workers Congress of Industrial Organization Union.

Survivors include his wife, Helen McGee Martin of Lake Butler; a daughter, Mary Anne Pawlicki of Temperance, Mich.; four sons, William Martin and Phillip Martin, both of Graham, Paul Martin of Erie, Mich., and Alan L. Martin of Lake, Mich.; a brother, Harry E. Martin of Lake Placid; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grand- children.

Margaret McCraven Parker

WILLISTON -- Margaret McCraven Parker of Williston died June 20 at Nature Coast Regional Hospital in Williston. She was 90.

Mrs. Parker was a retired waitress.

Born in Levy County, she moved from Hollywood to Williston nine years ago.

She was a Methodist.

Mrs. Parker was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Parker.

Survivors include a brother, Cecil A. McCraven of Hawkinsville, Ga.; a sister, Maxine Beville of Williston; and several nieces and nephews.

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