JULY 5, 1977 -- SEPT. 18, 2004
DEBARY -- Marvin Lane Jones, 27, of Eldorado Drive, a carpet and tile installer, died Saturday in Sanford. Autopsy results are pending.
Mr. Jones was born in Lake Wales and moved to DeBary in 1991 from Deltona. He enjoyed fishing.
Survivors include his father, Kenneth, DeLand; and his mother, Toni Seguin, and a brother Kenneth Jr., both of DeBary. Altman-Long is in charge.
AUG. 15, 1964 -- SEPT. 20, 2004
ORLANDO -- John Gilbert LeBaron, 40, of Orlando, son of Daytona Beach resident, Claire LeBaron, and brother of Ormond Beach resident, Julie Spadea, died Monday at a friend's home in Clermont.
Born in Miami, Mr. LeBaron, a real estate agent, moved to Orlando in 1990. An army veteran, he was a graduate of Morehead State University and an avid Miami Dolphin fan.
Additional survivors include a daughter, Alyssa LeBaron, Orlando; a brother, Robert Pittman, Naples; and two sisters, Ann Marie Green, Orlando, and Jeanne Williams, Winter Garden. Veteran's Cremation and Burial Society, Clearwater, is in charge.
NOV. 8, 1905 -- SEPT. 21, 2004
DAYTONA BEACH -- Amanda "Grandma Bob" Leonard, 98, of South Segrave Street, a native of Hampton, S.C., died Tuesday at Halifax Medical Center.
Mrs. Leonard, a homemaker, came to his area in 1945 from Jacksonville. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach Garden Club and the Women's Missionary Society. She enjoyed baking, sewing and Bible study.
Survivors include a daughter, Ruth Turrentine, South Daytona; and four great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 118 N. Palmetto Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32114. Woodward, Holly Hill, is in charge.
JAN. 31, 1948 -- SEPT. 19, 2004
DELAND -- Mary Dawn Parrish, 56, of Fatio Road, a former production worker with the Brunswick Corp., died Sunday at Florida Hospital-DeLand.
Mrs. Parrish moved to this area in 1961 from her native Baltimore.
Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Mathew; three sons, William, DeBary, and Markalee and John, both of Rockledge; a daughter, Tammy Parrish, DeLand; her father, Russell Bozman, Westminster, Md.; four brothers, James Bozman, Baltimore, Richard Bozman, and Alan Whipp, both of Auburndale, and Christopher Whipp Jr., Greenville, Tenn.; and three sisters, Denise Cassella, Eustis, Lisa Textor, Lady Lake, and Theresa Rogers, Las Cruses, N.M. Memorial donations may be made to Habitat For Humanity, P.O. Box 3173, DeLand, FL 32721. Allen-Summerhill, DeLand, is in charge.
JUNE 6, 1923 -- SEPT. 20, 2004
SOUTH DAYTONA -- Jackie Ronck, 81, of Glen Cove Court, a Jacksonville native, died Monday at home.
Mrs. Ronck, a homemaker, moved here from Casselberry in 1975. A former member of First Methodist Church in Jacksonville, she also was a member of Moose Lodge 1835 and the American Legion and the Dolphins Athletic Club, both of Edgewater. She enjoyed sewing, fishing, plants, camping and reading.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Abdell, Deltona, and Ed Ray, Port Orange; a daughter, Kendra Marjenhoff, Jacksonville; a brother; two sisters; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 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.
NOV. 14, 1942 -- SEPT. 20, 2004
PALM COAST -- John W. Sackett, 61, of Bidding Place, a former foreman with General Motors, died Monday at Florida Hospital-Flagler.
Mr. Sackett, a Navy veteran, was born in Adrian, Mich., and moved to Palm Coast in 1994 from Port Orange. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Susan; two sons, Sean and Joshua, both of Palm Coast; a daughter, Tracy Sackett, Winter Park; his mother, Leona Sackett, Port Orange; six brothers, Patrick, Port Orange, Thomas, Altamonte Springs, Michael, Fort Myers, James, Tennessee, Edward, Cumming, Ga., and Raymond, Kalamazoo, Mich.; and three sisters, Ann McClain, Port Orange, Sally LaClair, New Smyrna Beach, and Mary Hyatt, Michigan. Memorial donations may be made to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 4400 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, FL 32137. Coastal Cremation, Palm Coast, is in charge.
JUNE 1, 1973 -- SEPT. 20, 2004
DELAND -- Latoyia Michelle Solomon, 31, of West Lisbon Parkway, an editorial clerk who worked in the DeLand Bureau of The Daytona Beach News-Journal from 1990 to 1998, died after a short illness on Monday at Florida Hospital DeLand.
A DeLand native, Ms. Solomon graduated from DeLand High School and Daytona Beach Community College. She also worked as a computer technician before moving back to this area from Atlanta in 2003. She was a member of St. Paul Community Baptist Church and served as a former youth director for Macedonia Baptist Church, Atlanta.
Survivors include two daughters, Cierra Weaver and Jaide Ingram, her father and stepmother, Sammie and Ruby Solomon, her mother, Dorothy Solomon, and two brothers, Darrell and Marco, all of DeLand. Mack is in charge.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1620 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Suite 300, Daytona Beach, FL 32119.
NOV. 1, 1914 -- SEPT. 18, 2004
ORANGE CITY -- Edith E. Wilson, 89, of Grand Plaza Drive, a retired bookkeeper, died Saturday at Orange City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, DeBary.
A native of Wireton, Pa., Mrs. Wilson moved to this area in 1997 from Aliquippa, Pa. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of DeBary and its Woman's Club. Mrs. Wilson also served as a Florida Hospital DeLand volunteer and enjoyed knitting.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Lou Nelson, Centreville, Md.; a sister, Dorothy Edwards, Orange City; and a granddaughter. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1620 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Suite 300, Daytona Beach, FL 32119. FourTowns Cremation is in charge.
APRIL 12, 1951 -- SEPT. 17, 2004
DELAND -- John Matthew Winslow, 53, of West New York Avenue, an executive for an air conditioner wholesaler, died Friday at home.
Mr. Winslow was born in Detroit, and moved here in 1994 from Michigan.
Survivors include two sons, John, Traverse, Mich., and Jason, Walled Lake, Mich.; his father, John, Livonia, Mich.; four brothers, Ronald, Westland, Mich., Paul, Kissimmee, Henry, Northville, Mich., and Kevin, Plymouth, Mich.; a sister, Marjorie Gubbins, Traverse City, Mich.; and a grandchild. Allen-Summerhill, DeLand, is in charge.
NOV. 2, 1929 -- JUNE 3, 2004
PALM COAST -- Jean S. Sullivan, 74, of Parkview Drive, a retired school teacher, died Thursday at Florida Hospital-Flagler.
Mrs. Sullivan was born in Cynthiana, Ky., and moved here in 1992 from Pittsburgh. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Candace Toole and Sandra Brock, both of Winchester, Ky.; a sister, Dorothy Gragg, Metropolis, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Coastal Cremation is in charge.
Michael Van Houten, 57
Last update: 01 June 2004
When Michael A. Van Houten moved to Daytona Beach in 1975, he quickly established his reputation as a lawyer.
While he was known in the community as an attorney, family and friends say Van Houten, who died Sunday at Florida Hospital-Ormond Memorial, will be remembered as a great father and family man.
Van Houten, who was 57, was a partner at Van Houten & Ponder. He collapsed during his weekly Sunday jog.
"He loved watching his children play sports and never missed a game or match, " said Eileen, his wife of 23 years from their Ormond Beach home on North St. Andrews Circle.
A native of Hampton, Iowa, Van Houten was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was awarded the Bronze Star. He attended Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, and graduated from the University of Iowa and University of Iowa Law School before moving here from Chicago.
He worked for other local firms before opening his own Daytona Beach office on South Palmetto Avenue. He worked there for almost 10 years before asking Stephen Ponder to go into partnership with him.
"Today would be exactly 11 years to the day that we started working together. Michael Van Houten was the best man I ever met. He was a hardworking, good man, " Ponder said in a phone interview Monday.
A member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Van Houten also was a member of the Iowa, Illinois and Florida bar associations, Father Lopez School Board and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar Association. Van Houten enjoyed running, traveling and golf.
Additional survivors include two sons, Patrick and Scott, a daughter, Christina, all of Ormond Beach; his mother, Johanna Van Houten, Mason City, Iowa; three brothers, Stephen, Ames, Iowa, Lee, Minneapolis, and Jeffrey, Altoona, Iowa; and a sister, Signe Durnin, Mineral Point, Wis. Volusia Memorial, Ormond Beach, is in charge.
MARCH 14, 1942 -- MAY 28, 2004
DAYTONA BEACH -- Vincent Eugene Ferrara, 62, of South Nova Road, a self-employed carpet and tile installer, died Friday in South Daytona.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Ferrara came here in 2000 from Long Island, N.Y.
Survivors include five sons, Vincent Jr., Daytona Beach, Freddie, South Daytona, John, DeLand, Ricky, Port Orange, and Anthony, Palm Desert, Calif.; a daughter, Cindy Ferrara, Howey In the Hills; a brother, Joseph, Pembroke Pines; a sister, May Schultz, Brooklyn; and two grandchildren. Hannah Cremation, Holly Hill, is in charge.