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Date of Issue: November 24, 2005

Obituaries

Kathryn Moser DeKalb

Kathryn Moser DeKalb, 66, of Bradenton and formerly of Bradenton Beach, died Nov. 16.

Mrs. Dekalb was a 1957 Manatee High School graduate and attended Florida State University. She was a lifeguard at the Manatee Public Beach. She moved to California in 1959, then to Spain in 1976, returning to Bradenton in 1979 and then to Bradenton Beach. She was a secretary and office manager at Roser Memorial Community Church.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 501 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, followed by a gathering at the church. Arrangements will be made by Shannon Funeral Home of Bradenton.

She is survived by sons Arthur Weatherly of Australia and John Weatherly of Lebanon, N.H.; daughter Laura Dehner of Forest Grove, Ore.: brother W. Andrew Moser of Los Angeles, Calif.; three grandsons; and three granddaughters.

Evelyn W. Henry

Evelyn W. Henry, 79, of Bradenton, died Nov. 12.

Born in Rockford, Ill., Mrs. Henry worked for the University of Wisconsin hospital, the State of Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office and the Greater Madison Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. She was a member of Roser Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria. She was a member of the Manasota Genealogical Society.

Memorial services were Nov. 17.

She is survived by husband Robert; daughter Jacquie Caravello; and five grandchildren.

Dr. Robert E. Jacoby

Dr. Robert E. Jacoby, 90, of Bradenton, died Nov. 18.

Born in Chambersburg, Pa., Dr. Jacoby was a dentist. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a major. He was a member of the American Dental Association. He was a Mason. He attended Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Holmes Beach.

Services were Nov. 22. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Manatee Avenue Chapel, is in charge of arrangement.

He is survived by son Richard E. of Tolono, Ill.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Robert L. Melson Jr.

Robert L. Melson Jr., 61, of Holmes Beach, died Nov. 20.

Born in Bridgeport, Ct., Mr. Melson was a lifelong resident of Manatee County. He served in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam. He was a member of VFW Post No. 10141 of Bradenton and the American Legion Kirby Stewart Post No. 24 of Bradenton. He was a member of the Bradenton Beach Moose Lodge. He was a member of the Island Baptist Church, Anna Maria.

There were no services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Anna Maria Island Community Center, P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216. Brown and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by wife Sandra Webster; daughter Shawn Judy of Nokomis; son Robert L. III of Sarasota; stepfather Al Art of Bradenton; and two grandchildren.

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