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Date of Issue: September 16, 2009

Obituaries

Charles J. Alpaugh

Charles J. Alpaugh, 86, of Bradenton, died Aug. 31.
Mr. Alpaugh moved to Manatee County 30 years ago from Branchburg, N.J.

Memorial services were Sept. 5 at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, Holmes Beach. Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care, 3355 26th St. W., Bradenton FL 34205.

He is survived by wife Beatrice Fletcher; daughters Joyce O’Halloran of Holmes Beach and Jeanne DiDario of Bradenton; grandchildren Denise Minner and her husband Raymond and Michael Bogdan; great-grandson Kevin Bogdan; and three grand-children.

Brenda ‘Bonnie’ Farris

Brenda “Bonnie” Farris, 67, of Winter Haven, died Aug. 28.

Born in Chicago, Mrs. Farris came to Florida in 1972. She was the former owner of West Coast Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Anna Maria Island. She loved craft shows and travel.

A memorial gathering was held Sept. 3. Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, Winter Haven, was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by sons John Koerber of Bradenton and Richard Farris of Lakeland; daughter Kathryn Boyett of Winter Haven; brother George “Butch” Mayernick of Bradenton; and nine grandchildren.

Suzanne M. Lucas

Suzanne M. Lucas, 75, of Holmes Beach, died Aug. 31.

Memorial services were Sept. 6. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association Florida/Puerto Rico Affiliate, P.O. Box 21475, St Petersburg FL 33742. Brown and Sons Funeral Homes and Crematory, 43rd Street Chapel, Bradenton, was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by husband Gil; son Gary of Canonsburg, Pa.; daughters Kim Young of Sewickley, Pa., Abby O’Neil of Chicago, Becky Spirak of Robinson Township, Pa., Molly Brown of Elgin, Ill.; sister Sally Wheaton of Lolo, Mont.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

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