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Date of Issue: June 14, 2007

Obituaries

Ann Casale

Ann Casale, 78, of Sag Harbor, N.Y., Longboat Key and Anna Maria, died May 7.

Born in Chappaqua, N.Y., Mrs. Casale was an artist, sailor and tennis player. She studied at Columbia University in New York City and attended nursing school at Roosevelt Hospital. She also studied at the Art Students League in New York City and was a frequent presence at the Art Barge in Amagansett, N.Y., and the Anna Maria Art League, where she had a retrospective of her work in 2005. She worked as a registered nurse in Alaska, California, Florida, Maine, New York and Vermont. She was named “Tennis Player of the Week” at the Longboat Key Tennis Club in November 2006.

Memorial services will be in Wainscott, N.Y., June 16. Other memorial services are planned in October on Longboat Key. Memorial contributions may be made to the Art Barge Young Painter’s Fund, P.O. Box 1266, Amagansett NY 11930.

She is survived by her children John Baptiste III of New York, Wanda Ann of Anna Maria, Dr. Charles of Leyden, Mass., Mary Novak of Parkton, Md., Andrew “Petey” of Montauk, Anastasia Lavinio of Sag Harbor, and Catherine “Kitty” Fantini of Laguna Beach, Calif.; and 13 grandchildren.

 

Rev. James W. Johnson

The Rev. James W. Johnson, 92, of Bradenton, died May 30.

Born in Parkersburg, W. Va., Rev. Johnson came to Manatee County from Fort Lauderdale in 1984.

Funeral services were June 8 at Manasota Memorial Funeral Home, Bradenton. Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.

He is survived by daughters Sharon Annis of Holmes Beach and Vonnie Bozas of Jupiter; son James W. Jr. of Traverse City, Mich.; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

 

Raymond S. Korzen

Raymond S. Korzen, 75, of Holmes Beach, died June 2 in Seattle, Wash.

Mr. Korzen was born and raised in Chicago. He was a retired insurance executive. He worked at CNA Insurance Company in Chicago, Ill., and was the youngest executive in company history to be appointed vice president. He was recruited by the Stedman Insurance Group in Sarasota, where he served as president for 15 years. He graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1953. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a first lieutenant.

The family received friends at a prayer vigil service from June 11, and a funeral Mass was held June 12 Saints Peter and Paul The Apostles Catholic Church, Bradenton. He will be interred on the campus of the University of Notre Dame later this summer. Memorial contributions may be made to Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota FL 34236, or Southeastern Guide Dogs Inc., 4210 77th St. E., Palmetto FL 34221.

He is survived by wife Joni; daughter Kim Denton and husband Dennis of Knoxville, Tenn.; and son Scott of Bradenton.

 

Lillian Margaret West

Lillian Margaret West, of Anna Maria, died June 3.

She was employed with American Cynamid Co. in Wayne, N.J. She was Episcopalian.

Private services will be held at a later date at Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, N.Y. Covell Cremation and Funeral Center was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by daughters Linda Pinkham and Gloria Hickey; grandchildren Brett Pinkham and Heather Nyberg; and two great-grandchildren.

 

Charles T. Winheim

Charles T. Winheim, 70, of Bradenton, died May 23.

Born in Jamaica, N.Y., Mr. Winheim moved to Bradenton from New Milford, Conn., in 1979. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard.

Memorial services were May 29. Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 43rd Street Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by companion Ilse A. Lathrop of Bradenton, daughter Betsy of Bradenton; and son Chard of Holmes Beach.

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