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Date of Issue: April 20, 2006

Obituaries

Mildred Gaba Martinek

Mildred Gaba Martinek, 93, of Bradenton, died March 29.

Born in Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Martinek moved to Manatee County in 1988. She was retired from Western Electric, Hawthorne Works, Cicero, Ill. She loved cooking, baking and pinochle.

Visitation and services were April 6. Kicliter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by sons Jerry of Holmes Beach and Jim of San Jose, Calif.; sister Agnes Zaruba of Overland, Kan.; brother Jerry of Bradenton; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

 

Fern L. McCormick

Fern L. McCormick, 89, of Spotsylvania County, Va., and formerly Anna Maria Island, died March 10.

Born in Tawas, Mich., Mrs. McCormick moved to the Island in 1959 where she resided before moving to Spotsylvania in 2000.

Services were private.

She is survived by son Ron; daughter Donna Spencer of North Carolina; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

 

James 'Marty' L. Stone

James "Marty" L. Stone, 70, of Holmes Beach and Bradenton, died Feb. 19.

Mr. Stone was born in Rossville, Ga., and moved to Bradenton from Lookout Mountain, Tenn., in 1998. He was an international businessman, world traveler and president of PA Industries, one of the largest developers of cenosphere product in the world. He and his family lived in Brussels, Belgium, for many years, where he studied French cooking. He appreciated good food and fine dining. His sister described him as "uniquely loved everywhere in business as a person and a true friend with a zest for conversation," as well as "a loving husband, terrific dad, a mentor to his children and to many others, a man of incredible insight, candor, wisdom and style."

Memorial services were held on Lookout Mountain March 18.

He is survived by wife Jean; sons Jamie and Kevin; daughter Pam; brother William G.; sister Edie LeCroy of Bradenton; niece Patti Marifjeren and nephew Steve LeCroy; and four grandchildren.

 

Zane Anthony Zavadil

Zane Anthony Zavadil, 19, of Bradenton, died April 9.

Mr. Zavadil was a lifelong resident of Manatee County and a 2005 graduate of Manatee High School. He was a four-year varsity wrestling letterman at Manatee, and placed fourth in the state at 152 pounds.

He was a student at the Fire Science Academy of the Sarasota County Technical Institute. He was a cadet at the West Manatee Fire and Rescue District.

He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and of Young Life. He was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, 6000 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. A service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 14, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3011 19th Ave. W., Bradenton with the Rev. Daniel Hagmaier officiating. Burial will be at Palma Sola Community Cemetery. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to the Zane Zavadil Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of the Sarasota County Technical Institute, Fire Science Academy, 794 Circus Blvd., Sarasota FL 34232.

Mr. Zavadil is survived by parents Richard and Jennifer Zavadil of Bradenton; sister Emilee May Zavadil of Bradenton; paternal grandmother Florence C. Zavadil of Bradenton; maternal grandparents William and Jean May of Bradenton; aunts Martha Kutz, Sarah Orendorff and Mary Mikalson; uncles William May Jr., Peter May and Alex Zavadil; cousins Samantha Fairman, Justin and Andy Kutz, Nikki and Josh May, Abby Navarro, Cari and Paula Mikalson and Stephanie and Alexandra Zavadil; and his "true love," Lauren Fortson.

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