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Date of Issue: August 11, 2005

Obituaries

Carl H. Hoffmann

Carl H. Hoffmann, 63, of Bradenton, died July 28.

Born in Paterson, N.J., Mr. Hoffmann came to Manatee County from there in the mid-1970s. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a small-engine mechanic. He was Baptist.

No services were scheduled. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 43rd Street Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by wife of 20 years Charleen; sisters Hilda O’Brien and Carol Auld, both of Venus, Fla.; brother Harold of Anna Maria Island; and mother Margaret of Venus.

Sylvia Huffman-Collins

Sylvia Huffman-Collins, 69, of Longboat Key, died July 31.

Born in Astoria, N.Y., Mrs. Huffman-Collins came to Manatee County from Point Pleasant, W. Va., in 1965. She was retired from Sarasota Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Palma Sola Bay Baptist Church.

Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at the church, 4000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Memorial contributions may be made to H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa FL 33612-9809. Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 26th Street Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by daughters Jan L. Huffman of Bradenton, Jo Lee Huffman of Longboat Key, Joi Ronan of Chester, N.H., and Judy Chiminiello of Venice; son John C. Huffman of Bradenton; sister Ellie Hayes of Paden City, W. Va.; brother Arthur Clark of Mobile, Ala.; mother Mildred E. Clark of Point Pleasant; seven grandchildren; and on great-grandchild.

Bridget Miller

Bridget Miller, 18, of Colorado and Anna Maria Island, died Aug. 2.

Ms. Miller was a graduate of Manatee High School and was enrolled at Manatee Community College. She planned to take nursing courses.

Mass was held at St. Bernard Catholic Church Aug. 6.

Memorial donations may be made to the Anna Maria Island Privateers Bridget Miller Memorial Scholarship, P.O. Box 1238, Holmes Beach FL 34218.

She is survived by mother Sandy King of Colorado; father Dennis and step-mother Diana of Anna Maria; sisters Catherine, Rebecca and Rachel, all of Colorado; brother Dennis, 21, of New York City, N.Y., and brothers Brendan, 17, and Max, 9, and sister Carissa 16, all of Anna Maria.

Angeline Emily Turner

Angeline Emily Turner, 90, of Anna Maria, died Aug. 3.

Mrs. Turner She was born in Chicopee, Mass., and moved to this area in 1965 from Savannah, Ga. She was a homemaker and a retired real estate salesperson. She was a Catholic.

Services will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL  34238. Bradenton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by husband of 54 years Thomas P. and several nieces and nephews.

Grace C. Brausch

Grace C. Brausch, 97, of Holmes Beach, died Aug. 8. 

Mrs. Brausch was born in Richmond Hill, N.Y., and moved to Manatee County from Baldwin, N.Y., in 1970. She was retired from the Cadillac Motor Company in Jamaica, N.Y., where she had worked for many years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in New York. She was a Lutheran. 

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at the mausoleum chapel of Skyway Memorial Gardens, 5200 U.S. Highway 19, Palmetto. Bradenton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her cousin Norman Kaessinger of New Hyde Park, Long Island, N.Y. 

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