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Date of Issue: May 12, 2005

Obituary

Leo Francis Jette

Leo Francis Jette, 75, of Palmetto, died May 6.

Born in Pawtucket, R.I., Mr. Jette moved to Manatee County in 1980. He was a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and Rivier College in Nashua, N.H., where he received a master’s degree in history. He served in the U.S. Army as a pilot during the Korean War. He was retired from the Federal Aviation Administration as an air traffic controller. He owned Island Woodworks and Island Glass Shops and worked for Manatee as a citrus canker inspector. He was a member of Delta Chi fraternity, Moose Lodge of Bradenton Beach, American Association of Sailmakers, Bradenton Elks and Kirby Post No. 24, Bradenton.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, May 13, at Shannon Funeral Home, 5610 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

He is survived by wife Judy; sons David of Seattle, Wash., and Michael of Oroville, Calif.; stepchildren Tod Hauge of Bradenton, Kelly Nielsen of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Dana Keele of Heber, Utah; and six grandchildren.

J. Donald MacShane Jr.

J. Donald MacShane Jr., 80, of Perico Island, died may 4.

Born in New York, Mr. MacShane moved to Manatee County from the British Virgin Islands in 1998. He was an actor, appearing in 175 television commercials, films and soap operas. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of the Screen Actor’s Guild and was an avid sailor.

There were no memorial services. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 600 U.S. 301 Blvd. W., Suite 136, Bradenton FL 34205, or Visiting Nurse Association, 3021 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton FL 34205. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Manatee Avenue Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by son Brian of Niskavuna, N.Y.; brothers Donald S. of San Jose, Costa Rica, and Douglas of Westport, Conn.; and two grandchildren.

Scott David Scranton

Scott David Scranton, 36, of Holmes Beach, died may 7.

Born in Rochester, N.Y., Mr. Scranton moved to Manatee County from Altamonte Springs 10 years ago. He was a self-employed electrician. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach.

Visitation will be private. Memorial services will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home Island Chapel, 6000 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

He is survived by wife Cheryl; sisters Trayce Smith and Carrie, both of Orlando, and Sara of Altamonte Springs; and nephew Marley Anderson.

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