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Date of Issue: July 13, 2006

Obituaries

Melvin 'Mel' Dittman

Memorial services for Melvin "Mel" Dittman will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 7, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Memorial donations may be made to Roser Memorial Community Church, P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL 34216.

Mr. Dittman died June 19. He is survived by wife, Montez " Tez;" nephew Ron Mann of Holmes Beach; sister Erma McCreary of Ohio; and several other nephews and nieces.

 

Judge Richard A. 'Dick' Hampton

Judge Richard A. "Dick" Hampton, 75, of Holmes Beach, died July 1.

Born in Frenchtown, N.J., Judge Hampton served as a Manatee County court judge. He was a graduate of Frenchtown High School, Rutgers University and received a law degree from the University of Florida. He served in the U.S. Air Force ROTC and the Adjunct General's office. He worked with the Dewey Dye law firm in Bradenton, Goodrich and Hampton and Holland and Knight. He was a member of the Jaycees, the Bradenton Kiwanis Club, Conquistador Crew and the Bradenton Country Club. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America. He was honored by the Manatee County Bar Association as a member of the Legends of the Bar. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Bradenton.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, at of First Presbyterian Church, 1402 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Manatee Avenue Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by wife of 35 years Kathryn; daughter Susan Thomas of Lake Mary; son Stephen of Sarasota; sister Agnes Ribachuk of Bradenton; brother Robert of Columbia, S.C.; and grandchildren April and Austin Thomas.

 

Dorothy Owens

Dorothy Owens, 79, of Bradenton and until recently of Holmes Beach, died June 29.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, 6000 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1230 Tuttle Ave. S., Sarasota FL 34239.

She is survived by husband of 49 years Maurice "M.T."; daughters Arlene Byrne of Holmes Beach and Christine Dimitrijevich of Tampa; son Eugene Shuler of St. Petersburg; sister Eunice Parsons of Mattapoisett, Mass.; grandson Wade Green; granddaughter Jacqueline Sullivan; great-grandson Alex Green; and great-granddaughters Samantha and Michelle Sullivan.

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