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Date of Issue: June 04, 2008

Obituary

Daniel J. Bruno

Daniel J. Bruno, 72, of Bradenton, died May 25.

Mr. Bruno was born in Riverdale, N.Y., and resided in New Jersey. In 1990, he divided his time between New Jersey and Bradenton. Upon his retirement after 35 years of service as vice president of the Smith Barney Brokerage Firm in New York and New Jersey, he settled on Perico Island. He graduated from Iona College with a business degree. He entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1958 and became a captain serving in Okinawa, Japan, and later Camp Lejeune, N.C., completing active duty in 1961. He was the chaplain of the Marine Corps League, De Soto Detachment No. 588, Bradenton. He was a member of the Bradenton Elks No. 1511. He was the president of the Perico Isles Homeowners Association.

Funeral Mass was held in May at Ss. Peter & Paul the Apostles Catholic Church Chapel, and full military honors followed. Brown and Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, 43rd Street Chapel, Bradenton, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 20963, St. Petersburg FL 33742.

He is survived by his wife Geraldine ''Gerry''; son Daniel and his wife Bambi of Mount Laurel, N.J.; stepson Christopher Mosca and his wife Michele of Toms River, N.J.; sister Deanna Lyons of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and grandchildren Linda, Daniel and Christopher Ray.

 

Patricia M. Freudenthal

Patricia M. Freudenthal, 81, of Holmes Beach, died May 23.

Born in Erie, Pa., Mrs. Freudenthal was a longtime visitor of Holmes Beach before her retirement. She was a graduate of Western Reserve University and Syracuse University, where she received a master’s degree in library science.

A celebration of her life will be held in the fall. Memorials may be made to the Patricia M. and Juan R. Freudenthal Endowed Scholarship, Simmons College, Advancement Office, 300 The Fenway, Boston,MA 02115, or Island Branch Library Memorials, 5702 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217, or Planned Parenthood, attention Veronica Moore, 2005 Wood St., Suite 110, Sarasota FL 34237. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by daughter Linda Simon of Fresco, Colo.; sister Jo-an Webb of Holmes Beach; nieces Patricia Moynihan and Suzanne Thomas of Holmes Beach and Diane Nolly of Denver; nephew David DeLancey of Charleston, S.C.; nine great-nieces and great-nephews; and two great-great-nieces.

 

Marjorie Louise Fowlkes-Shannon

Marjorie Louise Fowlkes-Shannon, 72, of Augusta, Ga., and Holmes Beach, died May 18.

Born in Appomattox, Va., Mrs. Fowlkes-Shannon was a registered nurse. She served in the U.S. Army from 1959-1962 as an X-ray technician and received a good conduct award in the service. She was a graduate of Kings County Hospital of Nursing and Drury College, where she graduated magna cum laude with her bachelor’s of science in nursing. She was retired from the uptown division of the Augusta Veterans Administration Medical Center. She attended Barnes Avenue Friendship Chapel in Fort Gordon and was active at the Shiloh Senior Center before her illness.

Visitation and service were at St. Johns First Baptist Institutional Church, 1108 29th St. E., Palmetto. Arrangements were by Grace Funeral Home.

She is survived by her husband Sam Shannon Jr. and sons Sam R. and wife Sheri; Michael S. and wife Venus, and Eric E.; grandchildren Logan, Delaney, Michael, Devyn, Tristin, Shelby, Kelsey; sister Roberta Lindsey; brother Freddie Fowlkes; sister-in-law Betty Jones; brothers-in-law Ernest, Larry and wife Velma; Ervin and wife Emma; and many other relatives and friends.

 

Curt J. Whitenack

Curt J. Whitenack, 46, of Chicago and a winter visitor of Holmes Beach, died May 27.

Born in Wausau, Wis., Mr. Whitenack was a partner in the law firm of McDonnell Bolehnen Hubert and Berghoff Intellectual Property in Chicago. He graduated from N. Fond du Lac, Wis. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and graduated cum laude from University of Wisconsin Law School and specialized in intellectual property, litigating patent infringement, trade secret, contract and antitrust issues.

 Memorial services were June 7 in Park Ridge, Ill. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 306 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge IL 60068. Ryan-Parke Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by wife Brenda; sons Matthew and Andrew; brother Paul and his wife Rhonda; parents Lois Hudelson and James; and many nieces and nephews. 

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