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Date of Issue: June 24, 2009

Obituaries

Gertrude Mann

Gertrude Mann, 68, of Holmes Beach, died May 3.

Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, with a celebration of her life to follow at the Fellowship Hall.

She is survived by daughter Patricia L. White of Holmes Beach; son Richard and wife Sharon of Las Vegas, Nev.; sisters Hildegard and Louise, both of Switzerland; brother Huntz Noller of Germany; and grandson J.D. White of Holmes Beach.

 

Ronald W. Stepka

Ronald W. Stepka, 76, of Holmes Beach and formerly of Cleveland and Catawba Island, Ohio, died June 4.

Mr. Stepka moved to Holmes Beach from Cleveland in 1991. He worked for Cleveland Fire Ports and Harbor Division until his retirement in 1989. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was involved with the Cleveland Little League, Cleveland Central Catholic Athletic Boosters, American Legion in Newburgh Heights, Ohio, and the VFW in Bradenton.

Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. July 11 at the Elks Lodge, 2511 75th St. W., Bradenton. Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238, or St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.

He is survived by sons Ronald and wife Erin, David and wife Missy, both of Ohio; daughters Deborah Sokiewicz and husband Andy, and Linda Maronos and husband Pete, all of Ohio; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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