ORMOND BEACH -- Merle G. Altman, 82, of Collins Street, a former Wal-Mart employee, died Tuesday at home.
Mrs. Altman moved to this area in 1954 from her native Jacksonville. During World War II, she worked on ships in Jacksonville. She was a member of Fort Caroline United Methodist Church, Jacksonville, Disabled American Veterans, and the Eagles and Moose lodges. She enjoyed bingo.
Survivors include a son, Richard, Astor; three daughters, Linda Sypian, Ormond Beach, Ruth Mathabel, Hinesville, Ga., and Darlene Osborne, Libertyville, Ill.; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Fort Caroline United Methodist Church, 1510 Fort Caroline Road, Jacksonville, FL 32277. National Cremation, South Daytona, is in charge.
ORMOND BEACH -- Mike Atamanec, 84, of Clyde Morris Boulevard, who retired from the United Food and Commercial Workers Union in Ohio, died Tuesday at Halifax Convalescent Center, Daytona Beach.
Mr. Atamanec, an Army veteran of World War II, was born in Cleveland and came here in 1976 from Parma, Ohio. He also worked for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach.
Survivors include a son, Michael, Richfield, Ohio; and Father Michael Byars, Holly Hill, who provided for his care. Memorial donations may be made to Holy Cross Eastern Orthodox Church, 1531 Center Ave., Holly Hill, FL 32117. Volusia Memorial, Ormond Beach, is in charge.
Clarence Eady Jr.
DAYTONA BEACH -- Clarence Eady Jr., 70, of Tomoka Road, a retired mosquito control employee, died Wednesday at home.
Mr. Eady, an Army veteran of World War II, moved here in 1942 from his birthplace, Willacoochee, Ga. He was a member of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church. He enjoyed repairing bicycles.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Mary; two sons, Clarence III and Wayman, both of Decatur, Ga.; two daughters, Karen Eady, Daytona Beach, and Felezia Goodwin, Tallahassee; two brothers, Wilson Eady, Daytona Beach, and Richard Oliver, Miami; three sisters, Evelyn Pettway, Daytona Beach, Annie Denson, Augusta, Ga., and Mary Cooper, Decatur; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Gainous is in charge.
DELTONA -- Claudia Joan Erickson, 72, of Coronado Terrace, who was self-employed in real estate sales, died Tuesday at home.
Mrs. Erickson was born in Nashville, Tenn., and came to this area in 1987 from Fort Lauderdale.
Survivors include three daughters, Marcia Kostival and Rebecca Kremkau, both of Deltona, and Janie Jeeves, New Zealand; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Baldauff, Orange City, is in charge.
PALM COAST -- Helen Grybowicz, 85, of Becker Lane, who retired in 1981 from Atlantic Tool Machine in Newington, Conn., died Wednesday at Florida Hospital-Flagler.
Mrs. Grybowicz was born in Hartford, Conn., and came here in 1989 from Windsor, Conn. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. She enjoyed sewing.
Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Stefan; a son, Johnny Bryll, Lake Worth; a stepson, Stefan Jr., Orlando; three stepdaughters, Jean Bialkowski, Holly Hill, Irene Santana, Mays Landing, N.J., and JoAnn Auger, Andover, Conn.; a brother, Henry Taborowski, Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters, Josephine Bryll, Palm Coast, and Frances Taborowski, Massachusetts; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Craig, Flagler Beach, is in charge.
FLAGLER BEACH -- Paul Edward Husk, 55, of Osprey Lane, a retired employee of the Akron Institute, died Monday at home.
Mr. Husk, a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War, was born in Akron, Ohio. He moved here in 1998 from Mogadore, Ohio. He was a member of the Daytona BMW Club and the American Motorcyclist Association and was a past vice president of the Bulow Motorcycle Club. He also enjoyed boating.
Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Elizabeth; and two sisters, Jo Dee Cradlebaugh, Floral City, and Rita Levine, Denver. Memorial donations may be made to A.B.C. Motorcycle Ministries, 783 Brown St., Akron, OH 44311. Craig is in charge.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- George Thomas Marsh, 53, of Crawford Road, a self-employed gardener and handyman, died Sunday at home.
Mr. Marsh, a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War who received the Purple Heart, was born in Fort Myers. He moved to this area in 1983 from Winter Garden.
Survivors include a brother, William, Winter Garden; and a sister, Rosalee Roth, Miami. Dudley, New Smyrna Beach, is in charge.
DELAND -- Deloris L. Mayfield, 61, of North Kentucky Avenue, a retired in-home child care provider, died Wednesday at Florida Hospital-DeLand.
Mrs. Mayfield, a DeLand native, was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses-West Congregation. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and reading.
Survivors include a son, Marco Miler, Crescent City; three stepsons, Darryl Graham, DeLand, Rashee Grant, Crescent City, and Jimmy Mayfield; two stepdaughters, Marry Bennett, DeLand, and Violet Mayfield, Waynesboro, Miss.; three stepbrothers, Jimmy and Clarence Woulard and James Weatherby, all of Gulfport, Miss.; three stepsisters, Helen Woulard, DeLand, RuthaLee Williams and Debra King, both of Gulfport; and a cousin, Gloria Ward, who provided for her care. Unity, DeLand, is in charge.
ORMOND BEACH -- Andres E. Nunez, 82, of Wilmette Avenue, a retired lawyer, died Tuesday at Avante at Ormond Beach.
Mr. Nunez, an Army veteran of World War II, was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico. He moved to this area in 1999 from Land O'Lakes. He also served in the National Guard. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Daytona Beach. He enjoyed reading.
Survivors include his wife, Luz; a son, Andy, St. Petersburg; two daughters, Maritza Patterson, and Gisela Ramirez, both of Ormond Beach; two brothers, Miguel and Jose, and five sisters, Paquita, Carmen, Milagros, Alicia and Virginia Nunez, all of Puerto Rico; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, Spaceport Region, P.O. Box 549, Daytona Beach, FL 32115-0549. New Life Cremation is in charge.
DELAND -- Larry Ray "Diesel Don" Pinkston, 55, of Old Daytona Road, a truck driver for East Coast Concrete, Bunnell, died Saturday in Bunnell from injuries sustained in a work truck accident in Bunnell.
Born in Oil City, Pa., Mr. Pinkston moved here in 1974 from Union City, Pa. He enjoyed gardening, especially roses.
Survivors include three daughters, Katelyn Elder, Orange City, Tammy Roderick, DeLand, and Vickie Vannucci, Centerville, Pa.; three brothers, Carl Elder, Union City, Bob Elder, Knox, Pa., Ray Elder, Fairview, Pa., and Eugene Elder, Titusville; two sisters, Eleanor Elder, Lockport, N.Y., and Bev Elder, Springfield, Pa.; and four grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia - Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129. Allen-Summerhill, DeLand, is in charge.
DEBARY -- Douglas Arthur Potter, 59, of Bonita Road, a former apartment complex maintenance supervisor, died Tuesday at Mariner Health Care of DeBary.
Mr. Potter, a Marine Corps veteran, was born in Detroit and came here in 1992 from Michigan. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and stock car racing.
Survivors include his wife, Kimberly; a daughter, Danyelle Burkart, Farmington Hills, Mich.; two brothers, Greg Marshall, West Palm Beach, and Richard Potter, Wamplers Lake, Mich.; a sister, Suzanne Moynihan, Sanford; and three grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the National Brain Tumor Foundation, 414 13th, Suite 700, Oakland, CA 94612-2603. Altman-Long, DeBary, is in charge.
SOUTH DAYTONA -- Edna V. Reynolds, 78, of Magnolia Avenue, a former 30-year lace winder for Native Textile Mills, Glens Falls, N.Y., died Tuesday at Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Reynolds came here in 1996 from Hudson Falls, N.Y. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies of Harley, N.Y.
Survivors include a daughter, Colleen Dupke, Martins Ferry, Ohio. Alavon Direct Cremation, South Daytona, is in charge.
ORMOND BEACH -- Judith Anne Stanton, 62, of South Ridgewood Avenue, a member of Ormond Beach Alliance Church, died Tuesday at Florida Hospital-Ormond Memorial.
Mrs. Stanton, a homemaker, was born in Daytona Beach and was a lifelong area resident.
No known immediate relatives survive. Woodward, Ormond Beach, is in charge.
ORANGE CITY -- Georgia E. Stump, 82, of Water Oaks Circle, a retired bookkeeper for Florida Gas, DeLand, died Wednesday at Florida Hospital-Fish Memorial.
Born in Paris, Ky., Mrs. Stump came here in 1957 from Cynthiana, Ky. A painter, she was a member of a local artists' association.
Survivors include two sons, Gary, Maitland, and David, Salem, Mo.; a brother, Joe Singleton, Clermont; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to St. Ann's Catholic Church, 26, Dogwood Trail, DeBary, FL 32713. Lankford, DeLand, is in charge.
DAYTONA BEACH -- Peter F. Urka, 79, of Aleatha Drive, who retired in 1979 after 20 years with the Naval Oceanographic Office, Picayune, Miss., died Tuesday at home.
Mr. Urka, an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II who achieved the rank of sergeant, was born in Pittston, Pa. He moved here in 1990 from Tallahassee. He attended Penn State University and also worked for the Department of Natural Resources. He was a member of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, Port Orange.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Theodora; a brother, Francis, Chicago; and a sister, Heleh Ill, Altamonte Springs. Memorial donations may be made to St. Anthony Zuni Indian Mission School, P.O. Box 486, Zuni, NM 87327. Alavon Direct Cremation, South Daytona, is in charge.
FLAGLER BEACH -- Glenn E. Whitesell, 86, who retired after 22 years with Gulf Life Insurance, died Monday at Florida Hospital-Flagler, Palm Coast.
Mr. Whitesell, an Army veteran, was born in Loyalhanna Township, Pa., and moved to Flagler Beach in 1991 from New Smyrna Beach. He attended Daytona Beach Drive-In Christian Church, Daytona Beach Shores. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, gardening, dancing and stock car racing.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Chesna; and a daughter, Kathy Tiller, Flagler Beach. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, Spaceport Region, P.O. Box 549, Daytona Beach, FL 32115-0549. Daytona Funeral Home, Daytona Beach, is in charge.
PALM COAST -- Purnella Agatha Wright, 94, of Presidential Lane, a 10-year resident, died Tuesday at Florida Hospital-Flagler.
Mrs. Wright, a homemaker, was born in Jamaica and came here from New York City. She enjoyed preaching.
Survivors include five sons, Hopeton Wright, Miami, Neville Wright, Kissimmee, Winston Horton, England, and Vivian and Colin Wright, both of New York City; two daughters, Rose Thomas, Palm Coast, and Rita Robinson, Keystone Heights; 29 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Craig, Flagler Beach, is in charge.