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Date of Issue: February 16, 2006

Obituaries

Geraldine D. Parker

Geraldine D. Parker, 84, of Flourtown, Pa., and a winter resident of Holmes Beach, died Feb. 7.

Born in Cranston, R.I., Mrs. Parker had spent winters in Manatee County since 1979.

Memorial services were Feb. 10. Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 43rd Street Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by husband George A.; daughter Deborah Spector of Chalfont, Pa.; sons Dennis of Williamsburg, Va., and David of Herndon, Va.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Kenneth A. Trent

Kenneth A. Trent, 71, of Bradenton and formerly Anna Maria, died Feb. 9.

Born in Lynchburg, Pa., Mr. Trent moved to Anna Maria from Ohio in 1969. He was retired as a salesman for Black & Decker. He owned the Rod and Reel Motel for 10 years, and later owned the Midas Touch jewelry store. He served as a councilman for three years in Anna Maria, two of them as vice mayor. He was active in the Island Kiwanis Club and served as president. He was active in youth sports at the Anna Maria Island Community Center for many years, starting the soccer program there in the 1970s.

Memorial services were Feb. 11. Toale Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by wife of 51 years Alice; daughter and son-in-law Debra and Bergne "Butch" Gregrich of Bradenton; and grandsons Nicholas and Bradley.

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