Montez 'Tez' Dittman
Montez "Tez" Dittman, 89, of Holmes Beach, died Nov. 17.
Born in Hamilton, Ohio, Mrs. Dittman retired to Florida in 1986 from Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a librarian at Lane Public Library in Hamilton. She and her late husband Mel owned Dittman Foods in Cincinnati.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238, or Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by nieces Becky Mejia of California and Ruthann Cowling of Indiana; nephews Ronald Mann and Rick, both of Florida, Fred Matix and Keith of Ohio, Steve of Georgia; and sisters-in-law Erma McCreary of Ohio and Inez of Florida.
Col. Agustin 'Gus' Gonzalez
Col. Agustin "Gus" Gonzalez, 86, of Bradenton and formerly Anna Maria Island, died Nov. 19.
Born in Tampa, Mr. Gonzalez spent 37 years in the military, retiring from the Army National Guard as post commander at Camp Blanding, Fla., and then spent 20 years with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 79, Tampa. He was Catholic.
Catholic funeral services were Nov. 25 in Tampa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fallen Patriot Fund at fallenpatriotfund.org.
He is survived by daughter Christina and son Remy.