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Date of Issue: September 17, 2008

Obituary

Eberhard H. Johanning

Eberhard H. Johanning, 94, of Anna Maria Island, died Sept. 6. He was born in Germany and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II.

He is survived by daughter Barbara Bahorik; grandchildren Vincent Bahorik, Babette Motzer and Leslie Pulver; eight great grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.

 

Ivan C. Pavlin

Col. Ivan C. Pavlin, retired U.S. Army, 75, died Sept. 10. He was a devoted husband, dedicated father, son, brother, and decorated soldier.

Mr. Pavlin was born and raised in Chicago and attended the University of Illinois. He served honorably and with commendation in the U.S. Army in both the Korea and Vietnam wars and retired from military service in 1952. He was co-founder of Adopt-a-Family of Manatee County, spending five months per year coordinating efforts to bring joy to families in need during the holidays. He was a 13-gallon blood donor. In recent years, he dedicated time to taking his dog, Zarah, to area hospitals and nursing homes for patient-pet therapy.

Arrangements were by Shannon Funeral Home. Visitation was Sept. 13 at Shannon Funeral Home, Westview Chapel, of Bradenton. Burial at a later date is planned to be alongside his wife in Arlington National Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mr. Pavlin may be made to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238, or to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center on the Web at www3.mdanderson.org/devoffice/ or mail to University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, P. O. Box 4486, Houston TX 77210-4486. Online condolences may be expressed at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.

He is survived by sons Mark and wife Tanya and their daughter, Sarah Rose, Matthew, and Luke and wife Nicole; daughter Kristin; sister Doris Lenz; nephew Jeff Lenz; and niece Wendy Lewellen.

 

Raymond Westbrook

Raymond Westbrook, 62, of Anna Maria, died Sept. 2 after a long illness. He was born in North Carolina and grew up in Birmingham, Ala.

Mr. Westbrook and wife Terri owned property in Anna Maria since 1999 and moved to the Island full-time in June 2007.

He was a successful real estate salesperson with New Homes.com Realty and won numerous achievement awards for sales. He was a Phi Delta Theta at Tulane University and earned a master’s degree in business administration from the American Graduate School of International Management in 1976.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals at www.aspca.org, or to the Humane Society of Manatee County Inc., 2515 14th St. W., Bradenton FL 34205 or online at www.humanesocietymanatee.org.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Terri; and in-laws Myrt and Ted Huggins of Lakewood Ranch and Liane and Joe Wideman of Birmingham, Ala.

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