Mrs. Eleonor Kodman
Eleonor Kodman, 86, Bradenton, passed away December 7, 2011. She was born on June 22, 1925 in Sewickley, PA to the late Adam and Stannie Ankowski. Eleonor was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and Murray State University where she received her Master’s Degree in Communications. She was a retired speech and hearing therapist working with disabled individuals. She moved to Manatee County in 1993 from Murray, KY. Her various memberships included the American Association of University Women, Widows of Whitfield and Whitfield Presbyterian Church in Sarasota, where she devoted herself to a range of responsibilities. Eleonor was a gardener and also expressed her creativity through quilting, knitting, crocheting and sewing. A devoted mother and grandmother, her sweet nature and love of people created a wealth of friends throughout her lifetime. Eleonor was predeceased by her husband Frank Kodman, Ph.D. in 1989 and a son, Linus Adam Kodman in 2007. She is survived by four children: Christine R. (Wayne Jones, Ph.D.) Kodman-Jones, PhD of Bala Cynwyd, PA, Grant Alan (Karin) Kodman of Oklahoma City, OK, Heather Stannie (Erin Mooney) Kodman of Atlanta, GA, Frank Ashley (Martha Kittell) Kodman of Montreal, Canada, and daughter-in-law, Holly Kodman of Paducah, KY. She has 5 grandchildren: Hope and Emily Kodman, Kayla and Ana Jones and Trey Kodman. Services will be held Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Windsor of Bradenton, 2800 60th Ave West, Bradenton, FL 34207. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
Whitfield Presbyterian Church, 7045 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34243-1442, (941) 355-0440, Heath High School, 4330 Metropolis Lake Rd, West Paducah, Kentucky 42086, (270) 538-4090 or Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236, www.selby.org.
Mrs. Jean S. Sands
Jean S. Sands, 91, Bradenton, passed away December 3, 2011. Jean was born on August 31, 1920 in Marshall, Michigan to the late Sidney W. and Cora B. (Bennett) Jenkins. Jean moved to Bradenton in 1957 coming from Marshall. She was retired from the Meals on Wheels in Bradenton as the Volunteer Coordinator with many years of service. Jean was predeceased by her loving husband of sixty-six years, L. Dale in April of 2004, three sisters, and one brother. She is survived by her son, John (Elaine) Sands of Bradenton, two daughters; Susan (William) Weller of Merritt Island, Jane (Hugh) Clay of Sara-sota, eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. A private family service will be held. Interment will take place in the family plot at Fogartyville Cemetery in Bradenton. The family would like to thank the Manatee River Assisted Living for their loving care of Jean and would request that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to them in her memory.
Arrangements by Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, Bradenton.
Ms. Mindi Lee Fisher
Mindi Lee Fisher, born March 15, 1980, died December 6, 2011 at Venice Regional Medical Center, Venice, Fla. Survived by father William R. Fisher and wife Debbie Fisher of Bradenton, mother Diana L. (Fankhauser) Fisher of Lancaster, Ohio; children, Matthew Westenhouser and Tatumn Fisher; brothers, Michael, Andrew, Chandler and Chase Fisher, all of Bradenton; paternal grandmother, Floetta M. Fisher and maternal grand-mother, Norma E. (Williams) Montgomery. Memorial sunset service at 5p.m., Sunday, December 11, at the Anna Maria Pier. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Mindi Fisher Memorial Fund, c/o First America Bank, 2811 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, FL 34205. Arrangements by Shannon Funeral Home, Town Chapel, Bradenton.
Mr. Gregory Lee Owens, Jr.
Gregory Lee “Shrek” Owens, Jr., 42 of Bradenton, passed away on November 27, 2011 at Manatee Memorial Hospital. He was born on February 2, 1969 in Oceanside, California to Gregory Lee Sr., & Kathy E. (Tierney) Owens. He worked as a truck driver and moved to Bradenton in 2009 coming from Syracuse, NY. Gregory is survived by his wife Mildred of Bradenton, two sons; Gregory Lee III of Syracuse, NY, Noel Barrios of Bradenton, five daughters; Tia Page, Mia Owens, Arias Rucker all of Syracuse, NY, Myistique Owens, Gladys Barrios both of Bradenton, Florida, father, Gregory Lee Sr., of Syracuse, NY, mother and step-father; Kathy & Lewis Robinson of Ft. Myers, Fl, brother, Michael, sister, Nicky both of Syracuse, and one grandchild. Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, Bradenton.
Mr. Michael J. Wiepert
Michael J. Wiepert, 53, Palmetto, died November 25, 2011. Survived by his mother, Lois Walker, and brother Robert Wiepert both of Bradenton. Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, Bradenton.
Mrs. Edith L. McGuire Hines
Edith L. McGuire Hines, 89, Asheville, NC, formerly of Bradenton, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2011 in Asheville, NC. She was born on July 2, 1922 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri to the late Tom & Grace (Kinder) McGuire. Edith has lived in Florida since 1947 until she moved to Asheville in 2003. She was a member of the Tri-City Baptist Church in Port Charlotte, Fl., and a former member of the Sara Bay Baptist Church in Bradenton where her late son-in-law Dr. William L. Ross was pastor. Mrs. Hines was predeceased by her loving husband of 59 years, Elmer Townsend Hines in August of 2001, she is survived by her three daughters; Mary F. Ross of Powder Springs, TN, Carol Bitting of Asheville, NC, Alice Wesley of Arden, NC, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held on Friday, December 9, 2011 at 1:30 P.M. at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, Bradenton.
Mrs. Clova Pummill
Clova A. Pummill, 93, passed away suddenly, December 1, 2011. She was born April 26, 1918 in Miamisburg, Ohio. Clova has lived in Ohio, Michigan and Florida, where she made her home for the past 31 years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Richard (Dick) Leroy Pummill. She is survived by two brothers; Rolen Hartman of Lexington, Kentucky and Willard (Mickey) Hartman of Dayton, Ohio. Four children; Carolyn (Warren) Geralds of Neebish Island, Michigan, Barbara Rossney, Sherry (Robert Mahaffey) Thatcher both of Bradenton, Florida, son Richard (Lynda) Pummill of New Port Richey, Florida. Six grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Many nephews, nieces, cousins and one sister-in-law. Clova was a thirty-seven year member of the Order of Eastern Star, Sunbeam Chapter 465 in Dayton, Ohio. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, 1015 14th St. W., Bradenton. Her ashes will be buried beside her husband in White Oak Cemetery, Sabina Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the charity of your choice.
Mr. Neil P. Crews
Neil P. Crews, 83, Bradenton, passed away November 26, 2011. He was born on September 24, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Clyde & Orpha (Powers) Crews, moving here at the age of 2 months old. Neil served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was the former owner of Crews Jewelry in Bradenton along with his late brother William for many years. Then went to work as a Sales Tax Auditor for the State of Florida for over 25 years. He was also a charter member of West Bradenton Baptist Church. Neil is survived by his loving wife Diane Lundquist, three sons; Stephan (Debbie), Dewell, Clyde, two daughters; Jeneil, & Patricia all of Bradenton, two step-daughters; Pamela (Peter) Nelson of Grand Rapids, MI, Angela (Ted) Leslie of Belding, MI, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Friday, December 2, 2011 from 10-11:30 AM at Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, 1015 14th St. W., Bradenton with funeral services to follow at 11:30 AM. Committal services with military honors will follow at Sarasota National Cemetery.
Mrs. Alice G. Lindstrom
Alice G. Lindstrom, 86, Bradenton, passed away November 26, 2011. She was born on December 24, 1924, in Urbana, Illinois, to the late Benjamin and Edith (Clippert) Koehler. Mrs. Lindstrom was a 1946 graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in Psychology. She married her husband, Fred, on November 15, 1947, and moved to Bradenton in 1969, coming from Olympia Fields, Illinois. Her various memberships include Gamma Phi Beta, Phi Beta Kappa, lifetime member of the Bradenton Yacht Club, past member of Bradenton Country Club, member of Service Club for many years, Trinity United Methodist Church, Methodist Women and completed 6 years of Bible Study Fellowship. She was predeceased by her husband of forty-seven years, Fred, in July of 1985, one brother, and one sister. She is survived by her two loving daughters; Jane (Larry) Rued of Palmetto, and Chris (Ron) Swan of Evergreen, CO, one sister, Joan (Dick) Klockner of Madison, GA, and two grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 1, 2011, from 3-4 P.M. with a celebration of her life to follow at 4:00 P.M. in the sanctuary of Trinity United Methodist Church, 3200 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton. Private family interment will take place at Fogartyville Cemetery. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois, or TideWell Hospice, Bradenton, Florida, in her memory. Arrangements are being made by Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, Bradenton.
Mr. Richard E. Schmidt, Sr.
Richard E. Schmidt Sr., 80, of Palmetto, formerly from Southampton,Ma.,passed away Wednesday,Nov.23,2011. Born in Clifton Park, NY August 11,1931 to the late Edward and Anna [Blaha] Schmidt. . He worked for many years as a truck driver for Westhampton Sand & Gravel and Bill Willard Sand & Gravel before retiring to Florida where he drove bus for Palmetto JUST FOR GIRLS CLUB until retiring in May 2011. Richard was predeceased by wife Shirley[Welch] Schmidt, a son Steve, and sister Margaret He leaves a son Richard E. Schmidt Jr. and wife Patricia, daughter Shirley Williams, both of Southampton, Ma., sister Marie Baraniuk of Southampton, longtime companion Victoria Yoder of Palmetto, two grandsons, two granddaughters, two great grandchildren, and best friend Evelyn Yoder. Services will be announced once scheduled. In lieu of flowers a donation in his memory may be made to JUST FOR GIRLS CLUB, 1500 10th Street West, Palmetto ,FL. 34221. Arrangements by Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, Bradenton.
Mrs. Doris L. Arwood
Doris L. Arwood, 78, Bradenton, passed away November 16, 2011. She was born on March 6, 1933 in Lansing, Michigan to the late Laurel and Daisy Moffitt. Doris was retired for the Farm Bureau in Lansing as a life insurance agent. She moved to Florida in 1975 coming from Lansing. She formerly worked locally as a secretary for the Florida Highway Patrol, Bradenton Police Department, Manatee County Sheriff’s Office and the Pittsburgh Pirates offices in Bradenton. She was predeceased by her son, Donald and four brothers. Doris is survived by her son, Robert Johnson of Bradenton, two daughters; Deborah Mulhausen of Palmetto, Terri Sue Hawthorne of Bradenton, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private family services have been held. Arrangements by Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, Bradenton.
Mr. John D. Graham
John D. Graham (85), Bradenton, Florida, formerly of Indianapolis, IN died November 25, 2011. He was born in Franklin, IN on March 4, 1926 to Joseph J. and Grace T. (McNair) Graham. He married Shirley Jeanne Walker of Indianapolis on November 14, 1953. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944 and served in the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign until the end of World War II. He retired in 1982 from Stout Field, Indianapolis, Indiana where he served as a full time Army National Guard technician for 32 years. He retired as a First Sergeant, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Indiana Army National Guard, in 1986. In 1974 he had the honor of being with the only Reserve Unit in the United States to be trained by the 3rd U.S. Infantry, “The Old Guard,” in Arlington Cemetery, Fort Myer, Virginia, and to become the first military Department of Indiana Ceremonial Unit. He served a total of 37 years in the military service. After retirement he retired with his wife to Florida’s Longboat Key/Bradenton area. He liked working with his hands – tiling, painting, woodworking and making things for the children. He loved his NASCAR and NFL football. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; two daughters, Sandra L. Faulkner of Bradenton, FL and Teresa L. (James) Svenstrup of Colleyville, TX; a son, Daniel J. Graham of Bradenton, FL; six grandchildren, Jeffrey W. (Susan) Faulkner, James K. Faulkner, Paige M. Hughes, Mary V. (Albinas) Prizgintas, James E. Svenstrup III, Shelby D. Graham; and six great-grandchildren, Jacob, Jonathan, Jared, Hannah, Jadon and Eden Mae. He is also survived by one sister, Alice Jean Pearson of Las Vegas, NV and one brother, Byron E. (Doris) Graham, of Franklin, IN; and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. Cremation was his request. Visitation for Florida friends will be held at Shannon Funeral Home, Westview Chapel, 5610 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34209 on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 from 4-6 p.m. Services will be held at a later date in Indianapolis, IN. In lieu of floral arrangements, memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care, 3355 26th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34205.
Mr. Robert T. Hupp
Robert T. Hupp, 74, Cortez, passed away November 21, 2011. Robert was born January 24, 1937 in Cedar Rapids, IA to the late Julian & Bee (Taylor) Hupp. He was the owner of Hupp Electric Motors and Toyota Fork Lift Inc. in Cedar Rapids, IA. A company that his grandfather started in 1912 and he assumed control over the company in 1971 from his father until his retirement in 2004, and still serves as the Chairman of the Board. Robert has been a part-time resident of Florida for many years with the last six years as being permanent. He was a member of the St. Armand’s Key Lutheran Church in Sarasota. He spent most of his life sharing his love of boating with his family and friends. He fulfilled his and his wife Casey’s life long boating dream of successfully completing the loop in seven months in 2004. He was predeceased by two brothers, David and Bill and is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Casey of Cortez, four children, Kevin (Connie), Kurt, Brooke (Mike) Jared all of Cedar Rapids, Kerri Collings of Palmetto, and four grandchildren, Chelsey, Jessica, Joshua, and Jennifer. He will always be remembered by his family as a generous and loving husband, father and grandfather and we will always miss you. Services will be held at a later date in Iowa. The family request that memorials be made to the American Diabetes. Association or American Kidney Foundation. Arrangements by Shannon Funeral Home, Westview Chapel, Bradenton.
Mr. Richard Harrison Lowe
Richard Harrison Lowe, II, a civil engineer who worked abroad as general manager for several global mining companies, passed away September 20, 2011 at Manatee Memorial Hospital. He was 96. Born on July 22, 1915, Lowe attended Andover prep school, Cornell University and the University of Virginia. Working for Sanderson & Porter in New York, Lowe served as a consultant to India’s railway system from 1955-1956 before returning to the U.S. After working for Sanderson & Porter in New York, Lowe left to serve as general manager and later as president of LAMCO (Liberian American Mineral Company), an iron ore firm, in Monrovia and Nimba, Liberia, from1960-1968. Back in New York, Lowe worked as a consultant which led to his serving as general manager of Falconbridge, a subsidiary of Inco, a Canadian mining company. At Falconbridge, a nickel mining firm, Lowe lived in Santo Domingo of the Dominican Republic for 1970-1977, after which he retired. Lowe served in the U.S. Army in World War II in the Pacific theater from 1943-1946, rising to the rank of lieutenant, and was in the Reserves until 1962. He was a prolific writer of letters to the editor to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. He was preceded in death by that of his wife, Nathalie Crowell Lowe. He is survived by two sons, Richard Harrison Lowe III of Nashville, TN, David William Lowe of Bradenton, and four grandchildren. Arrangements by Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, Bradenton.
Mr. Bradley C. Baldwin
Bradley Charles Baldwin, son of Bradley Scott and Kathleen Baldwin, passed away from heart failure in his sleep on Saturday, November 19, 2011. Mr. Baldwin was 25 years old. He was born and raised in Bradenton, graduated at the top of his class from Lakewood Ranch High School 2004 and went on to keep a 4.0 average during his tenure at USF. One year ago he moved to Enid, Oklahoma for a business opportunity and was due to come back to Florida this spring. He is survived by his mother, Kathleen, father, Bradley Scott of Myakka City, sister, Amanda Rose (Baldwin) Ferguson of Bradenton, and paternal grandmother, Gwen Ageloff of Enid, OK. Visitation will be Saturday, November 26, 2011 from 1-2 P.M. at Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, 1015 14th Street West, Bradenton with services to follow at 2 P.M.
Mr. Richard P. Lauber, Sr.
Richard P. Lauber, Sr., 82, Bradenton, died November 17, 2011. He was born on May 24, 1929 in Clifton, NJ to the late William H. & Elizabeth (Dahlen) Lauber. Richard served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a retired Manager of Manufacturing for Schering-Plough Pharmaceutical Company, and Quality Auditor for Bristol-Myers Pharmaceutical Company. Richard moved to Bradenton 16 years ago coming from the Syracuse, NY area. He was very active in the various catholic parishes where he lived, formerly was a member of the Knights of Columbus in NJ, was treasurer of the Village Green Section 12, volunteer with Manasota SOLVE and a member of the Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. He is survived by loving wife of 56 years Alice Higgins Lauber, three sons; Richard P. Jr. of Liverpool, NY, Robert T. (Alana) of Prospect, KY, Michael W. (Amy) of Maywood, Missouri, two daughters; Madeleine (Brian) Finnerty of Kernersville, NC, Sheila L. Thurston of Mechanicsburg, PA, three brothers; Bernard (Marilyn) of Spring Lake, NJ, Edward C. (Marsha) of New York, NY, John (Kathleen) of West Chester, PA, sister, Maryann of Nutley, NJ, and eleven wonderful grandchildren; Brian & Matthew Finnerty, Kaitlyn Lauber, Meagan & Andrew Finnerty, Courtney Thurston, Adrianna Lauber, Danielle Finnerty, Emmaliese, Isabella, & Nicholas Lauber. The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 20, 2011 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, 5610 Manatee Avenue W., Bradenton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 A.M. on Monday, November 21, 2011 in the Main Church of Ss. Peter & Paul the Apostles Catholic Church, 2850 75th St. W., Bradenton with committal to take place at Sarasota National Cemetery. The family request that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to Manasota SOLVE Maternity Homes in his memory.
Capt. Howard A. Baker, M.D. U.S. Navy-Retired
Capt. Howard A. Baker, MD, US Navy-Retired, 97, Bradenton, Fl., passed away peacefully on November 15, 2011. Dr. Baker was born on September 5, 1914, in Carlton, Michigan to the late Bert & Olive Baker. He was one of nine children and the first in the Baker family to graduate from college. He attended medical school at Wayne State University, and did his internship and surgical residency at Grace Hospital in Detroit. Dr. Baker completed his Thoracic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by a Fellowship in Cardiac Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Baker joined the United States Navy in World War II. He served as the ship’s surgeon on the cruiser USS Baltimore CA-68 and a hospital ship off the coast of Nagasaki after the atomic bomb was dropped. He was recalled from private practice to active duty in the Korean War and later served as the Executive Officer of the US Navy Hospital Guantanamo Bay at the outset of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Dr. Baker served as the Division Surgeon for the Second Marine Division and the Force Surgeon for the Marine Corps in Vietnam, where he received the Bronze Star for valor. He retired from the Navy as Commanding Officer of the US Navy Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. He then returned to private practice, retiring in 1994. Dr. Baker moved to Bradenton in 1998. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Dorothy M. Baker in 1997. Dr. Baker is survived by his son, Howard Baker, III, MD (Rachel) of St. Augustine, FL, daughters, Denise Baker, MD of Bradenton, and Laurie Baker Parisian, Esq. (Steve) of Ellenton, FL, and five granddaughters, Jillian, Lauren, Megan and Kristen Baker and Julie Parisian. The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 17, 2011, from 6-8 p.m. at Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, 5610 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 18, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel, with committal services to follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell , Fl. with full military honors. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida 32256.
Mrs. Kaitlynn Noelle Lopez-Sierra
Kaitlynn Noelle Lopez-Sierra, 19, Bradenton, passed away October 31, 2011. She was born May 25, 1992 in Clearwater, Fl. She moved to Bradenton in 2010 coming from St. Petersburg. She is survived by her loving husband Anwar A. Lopez-Sierra of Bradenton, adoptive parents; Jeremy & Stephanie Whitney of St. Petersburg, birth mother, Stacey Dorton of Clearwater, and her sister, Megan Foster of St. Petersburg. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 from 10:30-11:30 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of L.D.S., 3400 Cortez Road, Bradenton with services to follow at 11:30 AM. Committal services to follow at Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota. Arrangements by Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, Bradenton.
Mr. Timothy Irving Miller, Sr.
Timothy Irving Miller, Sr., 72 Parrish, passed away November 6, 2011. He was born on March 20, 1939 in St. Petersburg, Fl. to the late Hoot & Bernice (Garbett) Miller. Tim was a lifelong resident of Manatee County. He was the organizer of Miller Insulation in Bradenton, founding the company in 1962 and managed it until 2007 when his son took over control of the company. He was also a member of the Bradenton Seventh-day Adventist Church, the Shrine Club, 100 Club, Manatee Masonic Lodge F&AM, and was retired from the Board of Directors for both the Gold Bank and American Bank in Bradenton. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Edith, two sons; John (Tina Marie) Miller of Parrish, Tim Jr., of Bradenton, daughter, Kim M. (Brian) Garnett of Bradenton, two step-sons; Richard Johnson of Chattanooga, TN, Victor (Heather) Johnson of Bradenton, step-daughter, Lisa (Shell) Wortman of Brandon, Fl., brother, Buddy (Sherry) Miller of Linden, TN, sister, Lynn (Lynn) Greenwalt of Ocala, Fl., 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 5 step-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, 1015 14th Street West, Bradenton. A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at the Bayside Community Church, 15800 State Road 64 East, Bradenton with committal to follow at Mansion Memorial Park, Ellenton. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital.