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Date of Issue: October 19, 2006

Obituaries

Mildred E. Becker

Mildred E. Becker, 92, of Longboat Key, died Oct. 12.

Born in New York City, Mrs. Becker was a winter resident from the Chicago area on Longboat Key for 35 years, and became a fulltime resident 10 years ago.  She was a homemaker and was formerly employed by the American Chicle Company in Long Island City and Seaboard World Airlines in New York.

No services were held. Memorial contributions may be made to ManaSota-88, P.O. Box 1728, Nokomis FL 34274.

She is survived by daughter Joan Dunn of Bradenton; stepdaughter Lizabeth Vecchiolla and husband Donald of New York; stepson William and wife Cheryl of California; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 

Jeremy K. Marlar

Jeremy K. Marlar, 24, of Bradenton, died Oct. 11.

Born in Bradenton, Mr. Marlar was a 2001 graduate of Manatee High School, where he played varsity football. He attended the M.E. Rinker School of Construction, Design and Planning at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He was a member of Phi Theta fraternity.

Memorial services were Oct. 14 at Trinity United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Young Life of Manatee County, P.O. Box 14876, Bradenton FL 34280. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by sister Kelli Walker of Gainesville; parents Jerry and Martha of Bradenton; maternal grandparents Nancy Heffner of Holmes Beach and Ralph Wild of Lancaster, N.Y.; paternal grandmother Virginia of Washington, N.C.; and aunts and uncles Don and Jackie Maneval, Daniel and Linda Wild, Robert Heffner, Tom Heffner, Robin Polder and Brenda Heffner.

 

Philip T. Spaziani

Philip T. Spaziani, 51, of Bradenton, died Oct. 9.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Spaziani came to Manatee County from Chincoteague, Va., in 2003. He was a member of Knights of Columbus. He attended Saints Peter & Paul the Apostles Catholic Church, Bradenton.

Memorial visitation was Oct. 12 and Memorial Mass was held Oct. 13 at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 43rd Street Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by parents Philip and Julia of Bradenton.

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