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Date of Issue: May 11, 2006

Obituaries

Jerrad Budnick

Jerrad Budnick, 31, of Holmes Beach, died April 26.

Born in New Haven, Conn., Mr. Budnick moved to Manatee County in 2000. He was owner of Island Decks and Docks and former owner of Colorscapes Landscaping. He was an avid boater and a certified open-water diver.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, 6000 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by sisters Debbi Blomgren and husband John of West Haven and Karyn of Portland, Conn.; brother Brian and wife Julie of Bradenton; godson and nephew L. J. Blomgren of West Haven; parents Sandi and Gary of Holmes Beach; his buddy (pet) Snowko; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

 

Dwight A. Davis

Dwight A. Davis, 57, formerly of Holmes Beach, died March 31 in Canton, Ohio.

Born in St. Clairsville, Ohio, Mr. Davis attended McKinley High School and Malone College and served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was formerly employed by the Winn-Dixie Super Markets in Florida and for the past seven years by V&S Schuller Engineering. He was a past president of the Island chapter of the Jaycees and served as Boy Scout leader for the Anna Maria troop in the 1980s.

Services were April 5 at Reed Funeral Home in Canton, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Floyd Hughes Post of the VFW, 430 Walnut Ave. N.E., Canton OH 44702.

He is survived by wife Brenda; daughters Rachel, Rebekah and Sarah Davis of Ashland, Ore.; stepdaughter Dacia Thornton of Canton; stepson Bear of Canton; and sister Peggy Belt of Wooster, Ohio.

 

Ann Graham

Ann Graham, 84, of Longboat Key and formerly Marin County, Calif., died April 22.

Mrs. Graham was a member of St. Jude Shrine in Baltimore, Md. She was a world traveler.

Private services will be held at a later date. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by daughters Judith Castle of Longboat Key and Elaine Smith of Baltimore; son Joseph Volker of San Diego, Calif.; brother James Corse of New Jersey; granddaughters Suzanne Castle Mundell, Cynthia Hathaway, Jennifer White and Lisa Muller; and great-grandchildren Ariana, Isabelle, Hilary and Alley.

 

Joan Taylor

Joan Taylor, 45, of Holmes Beach, died April 24.

Ms. Taylor was born in New York City. She was a baker at Publix Super Market.

Visitation was April 28 and Mass April 29 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by father Robert of Holmes Beach; brother Robert of Long Island, N.Y.; and sister Susan Matejoz of Long Island.

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