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Date of Issue: May 12, 2010

Obituaries

Barbara J. Cheek

Barbara J. Cheek, 75, of Holmes Beach, died May 4.

Mrs. Cheek is survived by daughters Elissa Recco, Shelby Trinkino and Jenny Lloyd; son Chet Cheek; brother Thomas Johnson and five grandchildren.

Griffith-Cline Funeral & Cremation Services handled arrangements.

Roy A. Nystrom

Roy A. Nystrom, 85, of Anna Maria Island and formerly of Crystal Lake, Ill., died April 30. He was born in White Bear Lake, Minn.

Mr. Nystrom moved to Fontana, Wis., in 1930, and attended high school in Walworth, Wis., graduating in 1943. He served in the U.S. Navy.

He married Vivian Arbanas in 1947, and graduated the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse in 1950. He taught physics and chemistry at Warren Township High School in Gurnee, Ill., then taught physical education and coached football and wrestling at Crystal Lake Community High School (Central) District 155. He started an interscholastic wrestling program and later was instrumental in introducing ice hockey at the high school. He was department chair for physical education for many years and also was organizational chair for the Crystal Lake District 155 Teachers Association. He was a member of the Illinois and National Education Association for Teachers, a member and served on the organization committee and later as chairman of the Illinois, Midwest, and National Associations for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. He also served the Illinois Coaches Association for years and was instrumental in organizing wrestling, tennis, gymnastics and golf clinics. Roy retired from teaching in 1983.

Roy also was a carpenter/contractor for many years. During this time, the family divided its time between Hayward, Wis., and Florida.

He belonged to the American Legion, Moose and the Power Squadron.

A family gathering was held, and no service was planned.

Mr. Nystrom is survived by wife Vivian; four children, Ronniece and husband Jim Brady, Linnea and husband Scott Minter, Roy Nystrom Jr., Noreen and husband Daryl Williams; seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Walter E. Perdue Jr.

Walter E. Perdue Jr., 79, of Anna Maria, died May 3.

Mr. Perdue was born in Ridgewood, N.J., and came to Florida from there in 1998. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, having served in the Korean conflict, and owner for more than 30 years of Perdue Sport Shop in Ridgewood. He attended Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria.

A service was held May 11 at Roser Chapel, Anna Maria. Memorials may be made to Roser Church Food Pantry, 512 Pine Ave., P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL 34216.

Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements by Shannon Funeral Homes.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara of Anna Maria; son Mitchell E. of Ridgewood, N.J.; daughter Beth and husband Thomas Sontag of Ringwood, N.J., brother William J. and wife Grace of Plano, Texas; sister Jean deGruchy of Ridgewood; and two grandsons.

David Bruce Schamber

David Bruce Schamber, 60, died May 5 in Sopchoppy, Fla.

Mr. Schamber was born in Tampa, and graduated from Manatee High School in 1969. He received an associate in science degree from Wallace College in Dothan, Ala. He lived on Anna Maria Island and in the Tampa and Bradenton areas until moving from Ft. Rucker, Ala., to Sopchoppy 19 years ago.

He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Medart, Fla. He was a member of Knights of Columbus and Southern Cruiser Riding Club. He retired from the U.S. Army, military police, after 21 years and service in Viet Nam. He also retired from the Wakulla County School Board as a trade specialist.

Visitation, rosary and evening prayer and were at held May 10 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, and a funeral service was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, with burial to follow at St. Elizabeth Cemetery. Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Schamber is survived by wife Eileen Marie; father Cory R., sons the Rev. Richard, Sgt. William and Patrick; brothers Dennis and Alvin “Woody”; and sisters Rebecca LeDuc Sweat and Cheryl LeDuc Long.

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