Ruth Helen Ford
Ruth Helen Ford of Bradenton died Nov. 26.
Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
She us survived by husband James Breen; daughter Beverly Hittinger of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and niece Carol Surko of Holmes Beach.
Katherine D. Goldthwait
Katherine D. Goldthwait, 90, of Bradenton and formerly Anna Maria Island, died Nov. 21.
Born in Brookline, Mass., Mrs. Goldthwait moved to Anna Maria Island in 1978. She was active in Roser Memorial Community Church and the Anna Maria Island Historical Society.
Memorial services will be held in Anna Maria at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Roser Memorial Community Church, P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL 34216, or to the Lake Wentworth Association Inc., P.O. Box 834, Wolfeboro Falls NH 03896-0834.
She is survived by daughters Betsy Atkinson of Anna Maria, Jane of Celo, N.C., and Susan Carlson of Englewood, Colo.; son Thomas of New London, N.H.; sister Sylvia Snyder of Bradenton; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
William R. Kermode
William R. Kermode, 95, of Terra Ceia, died Nov. 20.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Kermode moved to Manatee County in 1912. He was a masonry contractor and built many structures on Anna Maria Island and donated the blockwork for the Island Baptist Church and the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation. He served in the SeaBees in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater and built air bases in Corregidor and Guadalcanal.
Memorial services were Nov. 29. Memorial contributions may be made to Village Improvement Association, P.O. Box 4, Terra Ceia FL 34250. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Manatee Avenue Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by sons Russell T. Radcliffe of Albuquerque, N.M., and Richard of Terra Ceia; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Olivia B. Marcus
Olivia B. Marcus, 2, of Bradenton Beach, died Nov. 25.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Dec. 5 at Manasota Memorial Park, Ellenton. Memorial contributions may be made to Pediatric Health Choice, 5901 Whitfield Ave., Sarasota FL 34243. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by brothers Noah and Tristin; parents Kimberly Pampuch and Jeffery Marcus; maternal grandparents Don and Sheryl Pampuch of Bradenton Beach; and paternal grandparents Gary and Myrna Marcus of South Bend, Ind.
Beverly Slickers, 54, of Holmes Beach, died Nov. 20.
Ms. Slickers moved to Holmes Beach 15 years ago. She owned Island Produce Stand and a home cleaning service. She worked as a server at several area restaurants.
A celebration of life will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at 218 85th St., Holmes Beach. Memorial contributions may be made to Save the Manatee Club, 500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland FL 32751.
She is survived by sister Elaine Mirkin and brother-in-law Gary of Sewell, N.J., and their two sons; her adopted family of Larry and Cheryl Withrow of Bradenton and their three daughters; Lorraine Dujardin and husband Jim and their three sons; and special friend Bill Elmore.
Kelly M. Spencer
Kelly M. Spencer, 54, of Bradenton and formerly Bradenton Beach, died Nov. 19.
Mr. Spencer was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion, the Bradenton Area Darters and the Hole In The Wall Gang. He was Protestant.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
He is survived by son Adam of New York; brothers Jon and Jim, both of Bradenton; sister Charlesana Sloan of Lakeland; and mother Kathryn.