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Date of Issue: August 04, 2010

Obituaries

Terry E. Cox

Terry E. Cox, 50, of Bradenton, died July 29.

A memorial service was held Aug. 1 at Covell Funeral Home, Bradenton.

Mr. Cox is survived by his significant other of 13 years, Kelley Grey; mother Louverna Cox; brother Robert and wife Lois; sisters Carol and husband Rick Houghton and Beulah Brown, all of Bradenton; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Ralph B. Lazzara

Ralph B. Lazzara, 50, of Bradenton, died July 30. He was born July 18, 1960, in Metairie, La.

Mr. Lazzara was a resident of the Tampa Bay area for more than 20 years. He was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He owned and operated several independent businesses in computer sales.

Private family services will be held. Memorials may be made to the Heart Rhythm Institute of the University of Oklahoma, 1200 Everett Drive, Room 6E-103, Oklahoma City OK 73104.

Condolences may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements by Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, Bradenton.

Mr. Lazzara is survived by his parents, Ralph and Barbara Lazzara of Anna Maria Island; two sisters, Melissa J. Lazzara and her son Jerry Mayer of Anna Maria Island, and Rosalie and husband Pino D'Innella and their two daughters, Melissa and Samantha of Milan, Italy; and many extended family members and friends.

Kevin J. Shonkwiler

Kevin J. Shonkwiler, 49, of Holmes Beach, died July 7. He was born Oct. 25, 1960, in Ashland, Ohio, and moved to Anna Maria Island in 1994.

Mr. Shonkwiler was an experienced jeweler and managed Jess Jewelers of Bradenton for many years, and most recently worked in sales at Bridge Street Jewelers in Bradenton Beach.

A gathering in his honor will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at the home he shared with his partner of 17 years, C.D. Dashiell. For information, call Dashiell at 941-713-4086.

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