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Date of Issue: November 22, 2007

Obituaries

George A. Beland

George A. Beland, of Cortez, formerly of Hudson, N.H., died Nov. 3.

There were no services. Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 43rd Street Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by wife Dianne; brothers Lee and Cam; sisters Pauline and Gaye; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and friends.

 

Lawrence E. Rediker Sr.

Lawrence E. Rediker Sr., 82, of Bradenton, died Nov. 11.

Mr. Rediker moved to Manatee County from Salem, Mass., in 1997.

Memorial services will be Friday in Danvers, Mass. Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 26th Street Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by wife of 58 years Rose; son Lawrence E. Jr. of Anna Maria Island; daughters Patricia of Gloucester, Mass., and Donna Sciola of Swampscott, Mass.; and four grandchildren.

 

Charles Arthur Shumard

Charles “Chuck” Arthur Shumard, 83, of Bradenton, formerly of Anna Maria City, died Nov. 12.

Born in Birmingham, Mich., Mr. Shumard moved to Anna Maria City in 1979. He was elected as city commissioner in 1994, and in 1996 was elected as mayor, a position he held until 2000. He was retired Sears-Roebuck Department Store after 25 years, where he was the manager of the outlet in Coatesville, Pa. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois. He was a member of the Marine Corps League, American Legion Kirby Steward Post, served on the Manasota League of Cities from 1996 to 2006, and was the former turtle permit holder for the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch.

Memorial services were Nov. 11 at Roser Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Program, in care of Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota FL 34236.

He is survived by son Craig Arthur and wife Nancy of Chester Springs, Pa.; daughter Nancy S. Berry of Bradenton; and grandchildren Nicole Berry, Craig Jr. and Kyle.

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