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Date of Issue: December 16, 2009

Obituaries

Vera Mae Lawler

Vera Mae Lawler, 103, formerly a resident of Cortez Trailer Park in Cortez, died Dec. 10.

Services will be held in the spring in Quincy, Mich. Arrangements were by Shannon Funeral Home-Westview Chapel, Bradenton.

Mrs. Lawler is survived by two children, James of Bradenton, Betty Luty of Quincy, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Gene Emerson Snedeker

Gene Emerson Snedeker, 78, of The Villages and Anna Maria Island, formerly of Willington, Conn., died Dec. 8.

Mr. Snedeker was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War on the Heavy Cruiser CA 139 USS Salem. He was retired from the state of Connecticut Department of Transportation as a bridge crew supervisor with 29 years of service.

He and wife Joan were active volunteers for the American Red Cross after moving to Florida, assisting with several natural disasters as well as at Ground Zero after 9/11, Meals on Wheels and several other causes.

Memorial donations may be made to the Villages Hospice House, 601 Casa Bella, The Villages FL 32162. Online condolences may be made at www.beyersfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were by Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Lady Lake, Fla.

Mr. Snedeker is survived by his  wife of 49 years, Joan (Konopka); three sons, Michael and wife Sharon and their daughter Jacqueline, Richard and wife Debra, and Robert and Elizabeth Wehrli, all of Connecticut.

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