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Date of Issue: January 10, 2007

Obituaries

Charles Joseph 'Charlie' Guy

Charles Joseph "Charlie" Guy, 73, of Ellenton and formerly Holmes Beach, died Dec. 21.

Mr. Guy was born in Boston, Mass., and moved to Florida in 1981. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He was an actor on stage on Broadway and locally at Island Players.

For many years, "Charlie the Cat Man," as he was fondly called, traveled from Ellenton to Anna Maria Island to care for wild cats. At one point he was feeding up to 40 of them near the Publix Super Market in Holmes Beach, which prompted some complaints by neighbors until the city administration granted him permission to continue the practice. He was able to capture and place many of the kittens in homes as well.

There were no services. Donations are being sought to care for the 35 cats he had taken to his own home, and the remaining dozen or so that he was feeding behind Publix. Donations may be made to Julie Royal at SunCoast Real Estate, 5402 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Royal welcomes volunteers to help care for Charlie's family of cats, and she can be reached at 779-0202, or 365-1687. Memorial contributions may also be made to the Manatee County Humane Society, 2515 14th St. W., Bradenton FL 34205, "For Charlie."

He is survived by sisters Rita Bucciere and Ellen Gilliam.

 

John Prior LeCroy Jr.

John Prior LeCroy Jr., 83, of Bradenton and formerly Holmes Beach, died Dec. 24.

Born in Chattanooga, Tenn., Mr. LeCroy moved to Holmes Beach from Alexandria, Va., in 1979. He was president of Robinson Export/Import Corp. for 27 years, and retired as vice president of Forest Products Supply in Sarasota in 1993. He attended George Washington University, Benjamin Franklin University and Stayer College. He served in the Army Air Corps, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a member of Blake Medical Center Auxiliary and a former chair of the scholarship committee there, as well as the Hospital Corporation Board of Alexandria Hospital. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club in Alexandria for 30 years. He was a model for several men's shops in the area and a photo model for advertisers. He was a deacon at Roser Memorial Community Church, where he was a member since 1979, and a deacon in the First Baptist Church and an elder in Westminister Presbyterian Church.

There were no local services. Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell and Palliative Care, 5355 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34205, or to Roser Memorial Community Church, P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL 34216.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years Edie; son Steven Craig and his wife Robin of Duluth, Ga.; daughter Patti Marifjeren and her husband David of Bradenton and formerly Holmes Beach; grandchildren Christopher, Stephen Jr. Michael, Jonathan and Rebecca; and great-grandchildren Jared and Ivy.

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