Sal P. Chiefari
Sal P. Chiefari, 86, of Sarasota and formerly Longboat Key, died Sept. 25.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Chiefari moved to Longboat Key 30 years ago. He was retired from the New York Telephone Co. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the Anzio Beachhead Veterans of WWII. He was vice chair of the Manatee County Democratic Committee.
Burial will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Margaret M.
Burrell Joseph Maschek
Burrell Joseph Maschek, 85, of Bradenton, died Sept. 26.
Born in Chicago, Ill., Mr. Maschek played French horn with the Chicago Business Men's Orchestra in 1941-42. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Shangri-La during World War II in the Pacific Theatre as a member of the ship's band. He received degrees from Roosevelt College and Northwestern University. He was a teacher with the Chicago Board of Education. After his retirement to Holmes Beach in 1985, he performed with the Manatee Community and Sarasota Mobile Home Court bands. He was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church in Lombard, Ill., and Episcopal Church of the Annunciation in Holmes Beach. He was active in All-Island Denominations organization.
Memorial services were Sept. 30 at Episcopal Church of the Annunciation. International Casket & Urn Gallery Funeral Home, Clearwater, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by sons David of Houston, Texas, and Joseph of Chicago; daughters Linda of Chicago and Janet Skibicki of Clearwater; and grandchildren Andrew, Matthew, Jane, Patrick and Samuel.
Jonathan P. Nichols III
Jonathan P. Nichols III, 83, of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and formerly Holmes Beach, died Sept. 28.
Born in Griffin, Ga., Mr. Nichols moved to Bradenton at an early age. He was a graduate of Bradenton High School and Georgia Institute of Technology, where he received a master’s degree in industrial management. He served in the U.S. Army. He worked as a fiscal analyst for the textile fibers division of the Dupont Co. in Indiana, Georgia, Virginia and Delaware until his retirement in 1986. He sang in numerous church choirs and enjoyed dancing, playing bridge and golfing.
Memorial services will be at Prestwick Chase Oct. 4, and services will be held at a later date at Roser Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research at www.michaeljfox.org or the Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs NY 12866. William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, Saratoga Springs, is in charge of arrangements. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.
He is survived by wife Harriet; daughter Elizabeth Carie Nichols and husband Alexander Tustian of Seattle, Wash.; sons Charles Kirk and wife Alinda of Saratoga Springs, and Jonathan Kent of Chicago, Ill.; and brothers Charles of Atlanta and Henry of Savannah, Ga.
Dr. Steven R. Snyder
Dr. Steven R. Snyder, 63, of Holmes Beach, died Sept. 29.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Dr. Snyder came to Manatee County from there in 2001. He was a retired oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Holmes Beach Planning Commission. He was member of Temple Beth El in Bradenton.
Memorial services were Oct. 1. Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell Palliative Hospice and Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Beverly; sons Jason David of Fort Lauderdale and Kevin Erik of Charleston, S.C.; brother Richard M. of Pittsburgh; and granddaughter Sarah.
Rita F. Wittmann
Rita F. Wittmann, 82, of Holmes Beach, died Sept. 22.
Born in Mansfield, Ohio, Mrs. Wittmann moved to Manatee County from Reston, Va., in 1997. She was a registered nurse. She attended St. Peters School in Mansfield and graduated from Mercy School of Nursing, Toledo, Ohio, in 1946.
Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Inurnment will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by husband Erwin; sons Michael of Reston and Christopher of Honolulu, Hawaii.