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Date of Issue: November 22, 2006

Obituaries

Ricky E. Allen

Ricky E. Allen 49, of Bradenton, died Sept,. 18.

Memorial services were Sept. 21. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ricky Allen Cancer Fund, care of Bank of America, 1201 Sixth Ave. W., Bradenton FL 34205. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by wife Kathleen; son Richard of Lake Wales; daughter Jennifer of Orlando; step-son Tim Coombs of Bradenton; brother William and his wife Sharon of Holmes Beach, and David of Bradenton; sister Diane and her husband Stephen Johnson of Hephzibah, Ga.; and mother Kathleen of Bradenton.

 

Betty M. Costello

Betty M. Costello, 87, of LaGrange Park, Ill., and formerly Holmes Beach, died Sept. 18.

Born in Grand Island, N.E., Mrs. Costello was a 24-year resident of Holmes Beach. She was a member of the Key Royale Club, where she served as secretary. She was a member of Queen of Apostle’s Women’s Club.

Memorial services were Sept. 23 at Chicago Heights, Ill., and memorial services will be held at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach, at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to National Ataxia Foundation, 2600 Fernbrook Lane, Suite 119, Minneapolis MN 55447, or to the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Chicago, 4709 Golf Road, Suite 1015, Stokie IL 60076.

She is survived by sons Michael and his wife Judie of Burnsville, Minn., William and his wife Jennifer of Phoenix, Ariz., and James and his wife Jackie of Crete, Ill.; daughter Patricia and her husband Jeffrey Slovak of Oak Park, Ill.; sister Eileen McGuan; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 

Joseph Hayes

Joseph Hayes, 88, of St. Augustine and formerly Anna Maria Island and Sarasota, died Sept. 11.

Born in Indianapolis, Ind., Mr. Hayes was a novelist, playwright, and winner of two Tony awards. He wrote the novel "The Desperate Hours" while living on the Island in 1953, which was later turned into a play starring Karl Malden and Paul Newman and a movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Frederic March. That film was remade in 1990 starring Mickey Rourke and Anthony Hopkins. He wrote 12 novels and more than 20 plays, six of which were performed on Broadway. He also wrote screenplays and scripts for television. Among his works were "Mr. Peepers," "Calculated Risk," "Like Any Other Fugitive," "Bon Voyage" and "The Happiest Millionaire."

A celebration of his life will be at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Holiday Inn Lido Beach. Memorial contributions may be made to the Manatee-Sarasota Alzheimer’s Association, 1230 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota FL 34239.

He is survived by sons Daniel, Greg and Jason; and five grandchildren.

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