Mrs. Roberta J. Scothorn
Roberta J. Scothorn, 69, Ellenton, passed away Sept. 18, 2013. She was born on July 13, 1944 in Portland, ME to the late Joseph and Dorothy (Barry) Cote. She formerly worked in retail sales, and has been a resident of Bradenton for the last 28 years moving here from suburbs of Detroit, MI. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 1/2 years, James of Ellenton, son, David (Barbara) Scothorn of Hudsonville, MI, two daughters; Dawn (Scott) Earl of Bradenton, Nancy (Chad) Guinn of Los Angeles, CA, six granddaughters, and one great-grandson. The family will receive friends from 10:30-11:30 A.M. on Monday, September 23, 2013 with services to follow at 11:30 A.M. at Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, 1015 14th St. W., Bradenton. Interment to follow at Sarasota National Cemetery. The family request that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to your favorite charity.
Mr. John A. Schmidt, Jr.
John A. Schmidt, Jr., 50, Bradenton, left this world on Sept. 16, 2013. John was born on October 28, 1962 in Dayton, OH.
He has been a resident of Manatee Cty since the mid 1980's. John formerly worked as a Deputy with Manatee Cty. Sheriff's office, taught at Manatee Tech. Institute, and worked as an electrician for both Manatee and Sarasota County.
He was predeceased by his mother Edith Schmidt, and will be sadly missed by his loving wife of eight yrs, Connie Schmidt of Bradenton, two step-children; David (Lisa) Gutshall of Palmetto, Kelly (John) Balzer of Bradenton, two sisters; Stephanie (Kevin) Komer of North Port, FL, Jennifer Schmidt-Phillips of Troy, OH, seven step-grandchildren, father, John A. Schmidt, Sr. of TN, and his faithful companion, Spanky.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 from 10-12 Noon at Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, 5610 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
Mr. Manuel Osvaldo Mardones Vivanco
Manuel Osvaldo Mardones Vivanco, 91, Bradenton, passed away Sept. 17, 2013. Manuel was born on August 5, 1922 in Camagüey, Cuba to the late Domingo Mardones and Juana Vivanco.
He was a retired salesman, and attended Ss. Peter & Paul the Apostles Catholic Church in Bradenton.
Manuel is survived by his loving wife, Mirza Mardones, three caring sons; Dr. Osvaldo (Julie) Mardones, Alex Mardones all of Bradenton, Luis (Karen) Mardones of Sanger, TX, six dear grandchildren; Erika, Shaun, Kelly, Monica, Matthew, and Michael, and a niece, Laura (Robert Shainheit ) Blanco of NY.
The family will receive friends on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 from 12 Noon until 1 PM at Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, 5610 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, with services to follow at 1:00 P.M.
Master Sgt. James B. "Jim" Bryson, U.S. Army-Retired
Bryson, James B. "Jim", 68, of Bradenton, passed away on September 16, 2013.
Jim was born in Ocean Port NJ to the late William and Elma Bryson.
Jim honorably served as a communications specialist in the U.S. Army. He served during Vietnam and retired as a Master Sergent.
Jim is survived by his loving wife; Susan of Bradenton, and daughters; Terri Bryson of Des Moines WA and Scanna Bryson of Renton WA.
Services will be private. Arrangements by Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, Bradenton.
Mr. Lester A. Green, Jr.
Lester A. Green, Jr., 47, of Bradenton, died on September 11, 2013 at Blake Hospital. Lester was a long time resident moving here as a child of 4. He owned Priority Insurance Co. for many years. He is survived by his mother Carolyn Green, sister Beth (Michael)Peak, girlfriend, Eena Carry, and many loving relatives. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 1 pm at West Bradenton Baptist Church, 1305 43rd St West. Arrangements under the care of Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel.
Mrs. Dolores Jeanne ''Geri'' Tyler
Dolores Jeanne Tyler, "Geri" 84, Bradenton, passed away Sept. 10, 2013, Geri was born on Feb. 15, 1929 in St. Croix Falls, WI to the late John & Jeanne (Bonneprise) Fitzgerald.
She worked as a computer operator for Freeman Shoe Company in Beloit, WI and moved to Bradenton in 1984. Locally she was co-founder/owner of Tyler's Ice Cream and was member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach, member and local news editor of the Manatee P.C. Users Group, tutored many in computer sciences, and did computer based arts and crafts.
Geri was predeceased by her sister, Leah Zimmerman, and is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Commissioner Larry C. Tyler, Jr, West Manatee Fire District, four sons; Mark (Sue) Barton of Eau Claire, WI, Lonnie J. (Karla) Barton of Waunakee, WI, Paul (Kimberly) Aumann of Two Rivers, WI, Michael (Jenny) Tyler, Roscoe, IL, daughter, Shannon Rasmussen of Winter Haven, FL, brother, Patrick (Shirley) Hedrington of La Porte City, IA, sister, Anita Riphahn of Fox Lake,WI, twelve grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many extended family members and friends. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach.
The family request that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to Alzheimer's Association in her memory.
Mrs. Carol Ann Prine
Carol Ann Prine, 66, of Bradenton, passed away September 5, 2013. Carol was born on June 28, 1947 in Nashua, New Hampshire to the late Arthur and Marguerite A. (Cadorette) Duclos. She moved to Florida at a very young age and has been a resident of Bradenton and St. Petersburg, Florida most of her life. She worked as a cashier for the Dollar Tree on Manatee Avenue in Bradenton. Carol was predeceased by her three brothers; Duke, Dale and Tommy Duclos, two sisters; Peggy Duclos, & Annie Prete, and is survived by her husband; Robert Lonnie Prine of Sarasota,two daughters; Melody Wakefield of Bradenton, Mary Keeler of St. Petersburg, Fl. two brothers; Ron and Billy Duclos both of St. Petersburg, FL, four sisters; Patty Tulip of Melbourne, FL, Janet Duclos, Marilyn Blarr, Melody Duclos all of St. Petersburg, FL, seven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and many extended family members and friends. A graveside memorial service will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the Palma Sola Cemetery in Bradenton. Arrangements by Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, Bradenton, FL.
Mr. David A. Pomorski
May 7, 1957 – Sept. 7, 2013
David A. Pomorski, Bradenton Beach, Fl. God's mercy was finally granted on Sept 7, when he took our beloved brother into his arms and carried him away to the peace he deserved.
David Allen Pomorski was a warrior. His strength and optimism in the face of his cancer left an indelible mark on everyone who crossed his path.
A master shipwright, David moved from Erie, Pa to Bradenton Beach, in 1978. He learned the trade under the influence of his father, the late Martin Pomorski. As dock master of the Erie Yacht Club, he instilled the love of boats in his talented, impressionable son. David went on to create a reputation of a fine craftsman, inventor and artist and damn good golfer. His passion was wooden boats, and he won many awards for his work through the years. He loved to sail, but his greatest joy was in a little skiff, roaming the shallows of the bay south of Cortez.
Though he lived here over 30 years, he was a private man and never married. His beautiful blue eyes and kind heart attracted love, camaraderie and friendship from all walks of life.
His loving sisters, Pam Chrzanowski of Erie, PA and Patricia McCarthy of Denver, CO wrapped him in love until the end. Unconditional support by Pam's husband John and Patricia's fiance Dr. Frank Benison who enabled that care was never interrupted. Dave Mulligan of Erie was another integral part in his 2.5 year battle, acting as friend and caregiver .
Preceded in death by his Mother and Father, Sally and Martin, he leaves a void in the hearts of his sisters, brother Larry Pomorski and his wife Camille of Erie, a favorite Uncle, Edward Jares of Erie. His closest cousin Dan and wife Theresa organized a benefit in Erie that gathered hundreds of people together to pledge their loving support. He took joy from his many nieces and nephews and their children, who all recognized that Uncle David was pretty special.
"It is, what it is" was his mantra. He will live on forever in our hearts.
A celebration of his life will be held on Sat, Sept 14 at high noon at his last residence, 116 11th St So. Bradenton Bch. Carpooling recommended.
Donations in lieu of flowers to the boat works program at FISH, Florida Institute of Saltwater Heritage, PO Box 606, Cortez, Fl 34215
Mrs. Joanne Carol Webber
Joanne Carol Webber, 80, Bradenton, passed away on September 1, 2013 at the Bradenton TideWell Hospice House. Joanne was born on April 7, 1933 in Ferndale, MI to the late Charles Borema and Mila Belle (Davis) LeMay. Joanne moved here in 1985 coming from Clarkston, MI where she was a member of the V.F. W. Women’s Auxiliary. Locally she was a member of the Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church in Sarasota, where she served on the Prayer Chain. She was predeceased by her husband John Robert Webber in January of 2000, and is survived by her daughters; Robin Webber of Clarkston, MI, Suzan (Clayton) DeLlowe of Columbiaville, MI, Patricia (Joe) Kosobucki of Bradenton, sister, Sue Katlin of Howell, MI and Ruskin, FL, and four grandchildren; Jeff (Becky), Kenny, Joey & Stephanie. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, September 6, 2013 at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church in Sarasota with inurnment in the Memorial Garden. The family requests that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to TideWell Hospice in her memory. Arrangements by Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, Bradenton, Florida.
Mrs. Connie Lou Brown Howard
Connie Lou Howard, 74, passed away on August 30, 2013, at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton from complications of a fall on August 1st. A Bradenton native, Connie was born February 5, 1939, to the late W. Ernest and Evelyn S. Brown. The baby of four sisters, Connie had a wonderful childhood growing up in "The Friendly City," developing lifelong friendships throughout school, church, and the community. A 1957 graduate of Manatee County High School, Connie was very active in a number of clubs and organizations, to include Marching Band, President of the Mam'selles, and Anchor Club. Always excelling in school, she went on to attend Florida State University, majoring in Special and Elementary Education, and was a member of the Tri Delta Sorority, graduating on an accelerated schedule in January of 1961.
After memorable adventures to Europe and a time teaching in Atlanta, Connie married her high school sweetheart, Bill Howard, in 1963 and moved to St Pete. Connie and Bill had three children - Sharon, Billy, and Cathy - and became the center of their world, eventually moving back home to Bradenton in 1974 to be with all their close families and friends.
Connie went back to the classroom in 1976, spending the next 23 years at Prine Elementary School as a second grade teacher, earning her Master's Degree from University of South Florida in 1983 and eventual retirement in 1999. At that time, she became full time Wife, Mom, Grandma, Great-Grandma, and Friend to All.
In June, Connie and Bill celebrated the wonderful milestone of reaching 50 years of marriage at the Columbia Restaurant on St. Armands Circle.
Throughout her long and fruitful life, "Con Con" developed and maintained an immeasurable network of friends, engaging on a number of occasions with seemingly total "strangers" and garnering life stories in just a short amount of time. Family and friends all agree on two things about Connie: "Connie and Bill" was one word; and Connie was the most graceful and friendliest person they've ever known. Her passion was her family, particularly her husband and children, grandchildren, and, recently, a great-grandchild. Her other notable hobbies were card and board games; lunch and shopping on Wednesdays and Saturdays with her sisters; Friday night dinners out; FSU sport games; music; cooking; TV Variety shows; and "footrubs!"
The family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 at Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, 1015 14th St. W. Bradenton. A Celebration of Connie's life will be held at 10:00 A.M on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 in the Memorial Chapel at First Baptist Church of Bradenton, 1306 Manatee Ave. W., with committal to follow at Fogartyville Cemetery, Bradenton.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to the Kidney Foundation and the Salvation Army. Enjoyed it, Con Con!!!