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Date of Issue: March 08, 2007

Obituaries

Richard J. Cleveringa

Richard J. Cleveringa, 97, of Bradenton, died Feb. 22.

Born in Spring Lake, Mich., Mr. Cleveringa moved to Manatee County from Muskegon, Mich., 30 years ago. He worked for Lift Tech, formerly Shaw Crane, in Muskegon Heights, Mich., for 35 years. He was a member of the Century Club. He was a charter member of East Lawn Reformed Church in Muskegon and a member of Bayshore Garden Community Church, Bradenton. He supported the Robert Schuler Ministries.

Visitation was Feb. 25 and services Feb. 26 at the church. Burial will be in Lake Forest Cemetery, Grand Haven, Mich. Toale Brothers Bradenton Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by sons Richard H. and wife Joy of Holmes Beach, and Ronald and wife Norma of Ocala; daughter Juanita Wikman and her husband David of Muskegon; brother David of Grand Haven; grandchildren Ronald, Mary Lynn Nichols, Richard, Debra Stringer, Lori Purnell, Diane Goodman, Kristin Wikman, and Melissa Wikman; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

 

James J. Gavin Jr.

James J. Gavin Jr., 84, of Winnetka, Ill., and Holmes Beach, died Feb. 22.

Mr. Gavin retired as vice chairman of Borg-Warner Corp. in 1985 after a career in which he also served as chief financial officer and chief executive officer of the company. He was also the chief financial officer of Indian Head Corp., New York, and served on the boards of Stepan Chemical, Service Corp. International and York International. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Visitation was Feb. 26 and services Feb. 27 in Illinois. Memorial contributions may be made to LINK Unlimited, 2221 S. State St., Chicago IL 60616, or Community of the Two Hearts, 313 High St., Hopedale Ohio 43976.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Zita; sons William and his wife Jacki of Olympia, Wash., James and his wife Shawn of Kenilworth, Ill.,  Kevin of Northbrook, Ill., Steven of Glencoe, Ill., and Peter of New York City; and grandchildren William, Sarah, John, Matthew, Elizabeth, Emily, Catherine and Madeleine.

 

William T. Price

William T. Price, 83, of Bradenton, died Dec. 21.

Memorial services were Feb. 26 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Bradenton. A jazz memorial will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. March 5 at the Moose Lodge, 100 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Brown and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by wife Grace.

 

Kathryn A. Spencer

Kathryn A. Spencer, 84, of Bradenton Beach, died Feb. 19.

Born in Meigs County, Ohio, Mrs. Spencer moved to Anna Maria in 1963. She managed Southern Breeze apartments in Anna Maria for more than 30 years. She was a graduate of Pomeroy High School, Pomeroy, Ohio, a member of the Federated Church and Lincoln Hill Sew Rite Club. She was a life-long member of Harvey Memorial Church in Bradenton Beach, where she served as secretary, treasurer and deaconess. She was a member of Church Women United and was instrumental in the formation of All Island Denominations, where she was on the board of directors. She was a member of the Anna Maria Garden Club.

A celebration of her life will be held at noon Sunday, March 18, at the church, 300 Church Ave., Bradenton Beach. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Disabled American Veterans, or Harvey Memorial Church, 300 Church Ave., Bradenton Beach FL 34217.

She is survived by daughter Charlesana Kay Sloan of Lakeland; sons Jon and Jim of Bradenton; sisters Lila Mitch, Martha Struble and her husband Joseph and sister-in-law Polly Legar, all of Pomeroy, and sister-in-law Dixie Smith of Portland, Ohio; grandsons Adam, Clay Wolf and Jeff Wolf; four great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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