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Date of Issue: June 28, 2007

Obituaries

Marie D. Gebbia

Marie D. Gebbia, 85, of Bradenton, died June 7.

Born in New York City, Mrs. Gebbia moved to Manatee County from Nyack, N.Y., in 1984. She was retired from AT&T. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach, the Women’s Guild and the Pioneers’ Organization of N.Y. Telephone.

Memorial Mass will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at the church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5855 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.

She is survived by husband Gaetano; daughters Cheryl of Holmes Beach, and Kathryn of Stoney Point, N.Y.; sons Guy and Gary, both of Nyack; sisters Louise, Ede and Jeanne of New York; brothers Anthony and Arthur; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

 

David Scott Hapner

David Scott Hapner, 54, of Richmond, Ind., and formerly of Bradenton, died May 26.

Mr. Hapner was a master carpenter and cabinet builder for 22 years in the area before moving back to Richmond in 2004.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pinehurst Combined Level of Care and Rehabilitation Center, 705 E. Main St., Centerville IN 47330. Arrangements were through Community Family Funeral Home, Richmond.

He is survived by son J.D. of Cocoa Beach; daughter Clare Dunn of Anderson, S.C.; sisters Teresa of Holmes Beach and D. Ruth of Branford, Fla.; mother Barbara of Richmond; father, Everett of Bradenton; friend Suzanne Horney of Richmond; and by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

Kevin Randall Richards

Kevin Randall Richards, 42, died June 4.

He is survived by mother and step-father Myna and Dwight Gaskind; father and step-mother Gary and Carol; brothers Perry, Brian, Dubby and Mike; sisters Shanna and Vicki; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

 

Michael D. Riordan Jr.

Michael D. Riordan Jr., 85, of Anna Maria Island, died June 15.

Born in Willimantic, Conn., Mr. Riordan moved to Anna Maria Island 25 years ago. He retired from Texaco Inc. in 1981 as director of Worldwide Petrochemical Research. He was a graduate of Holy Cross College, Worchester, Mass., with a master’s degree in chemistry. He was a member of Key Royale Club, St. Bernard Catholic Church and the Anna Maria Island Historical Society.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the historical society, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Bette; daughter Davitt McDermott and husband Robert of Maidens, Va.; grandson Peter McDermott of Tampa; grandson Kevin of Maidens; and great-granddaughter Kaitlyn McDermott of Maidens.

 

Irene Papciak Scroggie

Irene Papciak Scroggie, 89, of Bradenton, died June 22.

Born in Detroit, Mich., Ms. Scroggie moved to Bradenton in 1981. She was retired from Bundy Tubing Company, now TI Automotive Group, and after 18 years of working with United Auto Workers. She was a member of Independent Order of Foresters, Bounty Branch; Ladies Order of the Moose No. 1223; Sunny Shores Garden Club; and Surviving Spouses of Manatee. She was an active member of St. Bernard Catholic Church.

Memorial services will be at St. Bernard Catholic Church at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.

She is survived by nieces Rose Gray, Maxine Sobetski, Carole Miller, Irene Ellman and Marie Evens; and nephews Joseph Papciak and Walter Papciak.

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