Edwin Huddleston Hall Jr.
Edwin Huddleston Hall Jr., 69, of Anna Maria Island, died Feb. 13.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Hall had a 37-year career with Merrill Lynch that included director of marketing, director of human resources, executive vice president of financial services division, and chairman and chief executive officer of the trust company. He received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Boston University in 1957. He served in the U.S. Air Force on active duty and the Reserves from 1957-71.
In 1977, Mr. Hall was selected to participate in the Presidential Exchange Program where he served as a special assistant to President Jimmy Carter.
In retirement, he and wife Florence founded the Museum Shoppe on Anna Maria Island that features antiques, marine art and collectibles. He was division chairman of the United Community Chest of Rochester, N.Y., treasurer of the Rochester Association for the Blind, president of the Opera Theater of Rochester, board of trustees for Wharton Business School, chairman of the National Association of Security Dealers, director of the Boston University Alumni Association, president of the Washington Valley Community Association, and member of the Chamber of Commerce in Boston, Rochester, Anna Maria and Longboat Key. Mr. Hall was also the founder of the Hall Family Charitable Foundation.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, and again at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 5, at Bailey Funeral Home, 8 Hilltop Road, Mendham N.J. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 21475, St. Petersburg FL 33742 or H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center care of Foundation, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa FL 33612.
He is survived by wife Florence; children Jeff, Lisa and Lesley Fischer; sister Joanne Mead; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Linda Robbins Hall in 1998.
Aaron S. Nelson
Aaron S. Nelson, 19, of Bradenton, died Feb. 19.
Mr. Nelson came to Manatee County from Manchester, Conn. He worked at the Beach House Restaurant for two years and was accepted into the Hillsborough Community College. Fire Academy. He was a graduate of the Manatee Technical Institute Emergency Management Technician course. He was a hockey goalie for the "Punishers" and was two years back-to-back undefeated Manatee Hurricanes.
No visitation is scheduled. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Palma Sola Community Church Cemetery, 8604 Ninth Ave. N.W., Bradenton. Memorial contributions may be made to West Manatee Firefighters Association, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Brown and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by fiancee Renee Thompson of Bradenton; parents David and Karey Nelson of Bradenton; paternal grandparents Douglas and Lori Nelson of Fort Pierce, Fla.; maternal grandmother Ida Levine Gessner of Ocala; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Charlie Tuppen III
Charlie Tuppen III, 55, of Cortez, died Feb. 16.
Born in Miami, he moved to Manatee County from Buffalo, N.Y., in 1992. He was a physical therapist with the Colony Club. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.
There will be no local services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lance Armstrong Foundation, P.O. Box 161150, Austin TX 78716-1150. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by brother James L. of Buffalo and sister Dierdre O'Reilly of Boston, Mass.