SULLIVAN COUNTY, N.Y. -- Jean Blair Tag, 74, of Sullivan County, sister of William Blair, DeBary, died Saturday at Florida Hospital-Fish Memorial, Orange City.
Mrs. Tag, a homemaker, was born in Sullivan County. She was a member of Jeffersonville (N.Y.) Methodist Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She enjoyed crafts, traveling, gardening and golfing.
Additional survivors include a brother, James Blair, Orleans, Mass.; and two sisters, Janet Carnell, Haines City, and Ella Mathews, Lake Luzerne, N.Y. Baldauff, Orange City, is in charge.
PALM COAST -- Penelope A. Wendrovsky, 65, of Nantucket Lane, a native of the United Kingdom, died Monday at home.
Mrs. Wendrovsky, a retired copywriter, moved here in 1994 from New Jersey. She was a member of the Daytona Beach Community College Honor Society in continuing education.
Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Perry; and two stepdaughters, Carole Hayes, Jupiter, and Michele Koop, Montpelier, Vt. Craig, Flagler Beach, is in charge.
ORANGE CITY -- Marrian Ruth Clabough, 78, of Third Street, a native of Bedford, Ind., died Friday at a nursing home in Orange City.
Mrs. Clabough was a homemaker.
Survivors include four daughters, Barbara Burnham and Teresa Roberts, both of Orange City, Janet Anderson, Deltona, and Linda Sue Byrne, Atlanta; two sisters, Myna Hoyt, Colorado, and Marsha Morrissey, Alabama; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Day & Carter Mortuary, Bedford, is in charge.
FORT WALTON BEACH -- Francis Campbell Decoste, 86, who moved to Fort Walton Beach in 1999 from Palm Coast, died Thursday at a nursing center in Fort Walton Beach.
Mr. Decoste, a retired physician, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He attended Georgetown University. He was a member of the Geritol 12. He enjoyed golf and baseball.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Mary; a son, Kevin, Louisville, Ky.; two daughters, Stephanie McNeill, Gulf Breeze, and Anita D'Amboise, Fort Walton Beach; two sisters, Virginia Delaney, Fishkill, N.Y., and Elaine Bobzin, Berea, Ky.; and four grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Fort Walton Beach, is in charge.
ATHENS, Ohio -- Marellah Dell Engelman, 84, a winter resident of Moonpenny Circle in Port Orange since 1993, coming from Athens, died Friday at Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach.
Mrs. Engelman, a retired real estate agent and builder, was born in West, W.Va. She attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Daytona Beach, and Senior Friends. She enjoyed painting.
Survivors include four sons, Ernest Rogers, Branson, Mo., Nicholas Engelman, Charleston, S.C., Leo Engelman, Lancaster, Ohio, and John Engelman, Noblesville, Ind.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Volusia Memorial, Port Orange, is in charge.
WILBUR-BY-THE-SEA -- Michele L. McMichael, 53, of Cardinal Boulevard, a nurse's aide for the Council on Aging, died Friday at home.
Mrs. McMichael came here in 1969 from her birthplace, Pittsburgh.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas; and two sons, Mark and Shawn McMichael, and her mother, Betty Bumbarger, all of Wilbur-by-the-Sea. Memorial donations may be made to the Halifax Humane Society, P.O. Box 9035, Daytona Beach, FL 32120-9035. Cardwell & Maloney, Port Orange, is in charge.
DELAND -- Anna Mary Montague, 91, of Alden Street, formerly head teller for Union Bank in Ohio, died Thursday at Woodland Terrace Nursing Center.
Mrs. Montague moved here in 1994 from her native Steubenville, Ohio. She was a member of United Church of Christ, Order of Eastern Star and the White Shrine.
Survivors include a daughter, Ann Thompson, DeLand; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Lankford, DeLand, is in charge.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Edsel A. Nofsinger, 81, of Castile Street, a former maintenance employee of General Cable in Tampa, died Friday at Hospice Care Center, Port Orange.
Mr. Nofsinger, an Army veteran of World War II, was born in Midland, Ky., and came to this area in 1989 from Tampa. He attended Edgewater Alliance Church and was a member of the Baptist Temple, Akron, Ohio, American Legion, Teamsters Union and Woodmen of the World.
Survivors include a son, Edward, Geary, Okla.; two daughters, Linda McDonald, New Smyrna Beach, and Loice Nofsinger, Geary; a sister, Betty Hydu, Norton, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia - Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129. Settle-Wilder, New Smyrna Beach, is in charge.
ORMOND BEACH -- Jamie Lee Shirling, 38, of Seacrest Drive, a native of Lebanon, Ind., died Friday in Ormond Beach of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Ms. Shirling, a data entry worker, came here in 2001 from Sheraton, Ind. She was an avid motorcyclist.
Survivors include her parents, Jodi O'Brien, Ormond Beach, and Dave Shirling, Lebanon. Ormond Funeral Home is in charge.
DAYTONA BEACH -- Ann J. Trama, 83, of Quaker Ridge Drive, a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, died Friday at Florida Hospital-Ormond Memorial.
Mrs. Trama, a homemaker, was born in Scranton, Pa. She moved to Daytona Beach in 1988 from Orange City. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and learning Italian.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Frank; four daughters, Sister Jo Ann Trama, Scranton, Patricia Younkins, Snellville, Ga., Judith Howard, Franklin, Mass., and Debra Clancy, Sharpsburg, Md.; two sisters, Marie Shuluk, Stratford, Conn., and Therese Solarz, Bridgeport, Conn.; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Ormond Funeral Home, Ormond Beach, is in charge.
DAYTONA BEACH -- Vern W. Weiher, 71, of North Atlantic Avenue, who was a circulation director for several magazines in Manhattan, N.Y., died Friday at Florida Hospital-Ormond Memorial.
Mr. Weiher, a graduate of Lawrence University, was born in Antigo, N.Y. He was a winter resident here since 1988. He was a member of Hope Metropolitan Community Church. He enjoyed traveling, Broadway shows and theater, and did some production work in New York.
Survivors include his companion, Bernt Kempe, Daytona Beach. Memorial donations may be made to Hope Metropolitan Community Church, 500 S. Ridgewood Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32114. Haigh-Black, Ormond Beach, is in charge.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- John M. Wenger, 56, of Judy Street, a tool and die maker for Kendall Corp, DeLand, died Thursday at Bert Fish Medical Center.
Mr. Wenger, a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, moved here in 1979 from his native Pittsburgh. He was a founding member of the New Smyrna Beach Parrothead chapter and was a former coach for the Southeast Volusia Athletic Association Little League.
Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Ceil; two sons, John Jr. and Brian, both of New Smyrna Beach; a brother, Robert, Reading, Pa.; and four grandchildren. Dudley, New Smyrna Beach, is in charge.
EDGEWATER -- Mary Gretchen Wildt, 90, of Shangri-La Circle, who was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, died Friday at Alterra Sterling House of Port Orange.
Mrs. Wildt, a retired banking secretary, came here in 1977 from Williamsville, N.Y. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, New Smyrna Beach.
No known immediate relatives survive. Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 485 Turnbull Bay Road, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168. Baldwin Brothers Memorial, New Smyrna Beach, is in charge.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Editha S. Woodward, 97, of South Atlantic Avenue, a native of Baltimore, died Wednesday at Ocean View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Woodward, a former nurse, moved here in 1976 from Delaware.
Survivors include Marion Powers, New Smyrna Beach, who helped provide for her care. Baldwin Brothers Memorial is in charge.
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS -- George M. Bigelow, 35, of Altamonte Springs, the brother of Michelle Nadal, Deltona, died Thursday at Florida Hospital-Altamonte Springs after a short illness.
Mr. Bigelow, an Air Force veteran of the Gulf War, was born in Titusville. He moved to Altamonte Springs in 1972. He served as a military policeman and was a student at Seminole Community College.
Other survivors include his wife of 13 years, Leslie; a daughter, Amanda Bigelow, Altamonte Springs; his father, George, Inverness; his mother, Patricia Bigelow, Sanford; and his maternal grandmother, Viola Taylor, Minneola. Pinello, Daytona Beach, is in charge.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Joseph G. Bowman, 78, of Via Duomo, who was self-employed in the plumbing and heating field, died Thursday at Mariner Health Care.
Mr. Bowman, a Navy veteran of the World War II and the Korean War, was born in Dover, N.J. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Fire Chief's Association and Elks Lodge and was a past commodore of the New Smyrna Yacht Club. He enjoyed boating and fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Dianne; a son, Joseph Jr., and two daughters, Pamela Medvar and Kathryn Shernce, all of New Jersey; two stepsons, Douglas and John Washington, both of New Smyrna Beach; a stepdaughter, Joanne Rowe, Port Orange; a sister, Mary Dorsey, Kentucky; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Baldwin Brothers Memorial is in charge.
EDGEWATER -- Marvin "Whitey" Hardman, 78, of Juniper Drive, a retired manager in the aerospace industry, died Thursday at home.
Mr. Hardman, a Navy veteran of World War II having served in the Normandy Invasion and later the Korean War, was born in Bourneville, Ohio. He moved to this area in 1994 from Houston. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, St. Augustine, the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, both of New Smyrna Beach, the Disabled American Veterans, a past president of both the local and state Mile Hi Buckskin Horse Association of Colorado, the New Smyrna Beach Shrine Club where he was a member of the Mini Mule Team and was an associate member of the Daughters of the Confederacy where he portrayed a Calvary captain during festivities.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Jo; two sons, Joseph, New Smyrna Beach, and Marvin Jr., Greenville, Pa.; a daughter, Melissa Storey, Orlando; a brother, Eugene, Chillicothe, Ohio; two sisters, Gloria Richards, Chenango Forks, N.Y., and Vicki Finley, Chanhassen, Minn.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Settle-Wilder, Edgewater, is in charge.