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Date of Issue: September 29, 2005

Obituaries

James F. Bell

James F. Bell, 90, of Bradenton and formerly Holmes Beach, died Sept. 23.

Mr. Bell was born in London, Ohio, and lived there until 1971. He was a former Ohio Supreme Court justice.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.

He is survived by wife Gloria of Bradenton; son Stephen of Sarasota; daughter Betsey of Avon Lake, Ohio; and grandsons James Bradley and William Wayne.

Jean Helen Lamb Burns

Jean Helen Lamb Burns, 78, of Bradenton, died Sept. 23.

Memorial contributions may be made to Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, 2213 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach FL 34217, or Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.

She is survived by daughter B.J.; sons Bobby and Jimmy; sister Janet; brothers Jim, Howard and Dave; and eight grandchildren.

James Clay Cossairt Jr.

James Clay Cossairt Jr., 75, of Anna Maria, died Sept. 17.

Born in Colon, Mich., Mr. Cossairt was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in Korea. He witnessed the Atomic Energy Proving Ground with Operation Sandstone aboard the USS Bairoko in 1948. He was a barbershop owner, candidate for the Florida House of Representatives and owner of Cool Air Products and Polk Air Filter Sales. He was a commercial fisherman, mason, plumber, carpenter, surveyor, roofer, electrician, auctioneer and farmer. He was known as "Mr. Skyway" as toll booth operator at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.

Memorial services were Sept. 24.

He is survived by daughter Catherine ReNell Moroz; grandson Cameron Moroz; granddaughter Tyler Moroz; brothers Casey, Josef and Pete; and nephew James.

Helen W. Roak

Helen W. Roak, 89, of Bradenton, died Sept. 24.

Born in Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Roak moved to Manatee County from there in 1952. She was a juvenile corrections officer for Manatee County. She was Catholic.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by son Floyd Buzz and wife Laura of Holmes Beach; and grandson Reid.

Coletta Marie Sundstrom

Coletta Marie Sundstrom, 99, of Bradenton, died Sept. 22.

Born in Peoria, Ill., Mrs. Sundstrom moved to Manatee County from Washington, Ill., in 1970. She was a member of the Chapter of CC PEO Sisterhood, Gloria Dei Luteran Church of Holmes Beach, Lutheran Church Council and past president of Women Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was a member and past heart chair of the Women's Club in Illinois and past president of the Federation of Women's Club of Washington.

Memorial services were Sept. 27 at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Shannon Funeral Home, Westview Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by son-in-law James J. White and his wife Elsie of Etowah, N.C.; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

David D. Young

Memorial services for David D. Young will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 501 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

Formerly of Seekook, Mass., and Holmes Beach, Mr. Young, 77, died June 30. He was born in Newport, R.I. He was a graduate of Fisher Business School. He served in the U.S. Army, and worked for the Tidewater Oil Co. He also owned and operated two service stations in Seekonk. He was elected to the school committee in 1962, where he served for 16 years, six as its chair. He was a member of the George R. Martin Elementary School and Seekonk High School, and served on the Seekonk Housing Authority from 1985-88. He was elected to the Seekonk Board of Selectmen in 1989 and retired from political office in 1992. He served on the Seaside Gardens Association Board of Directors, Holmes Beach.

Memorial contributions may be made to the David D. Young Memorial Fund, Slade's Ferry Bank, 1400 Fall River Ave., Seekonk MA 02771, with donations made to benefit the Anna Maria Island Branch Library.

He is survived by wife of 53 years Alice "Betty;" daughters Betty Martin of Danvers, Mass., Jody Amaral of Bend, Ore., and Jeanne Potter of Somerset, Mass.; son Doug of Mansfield, Mass.; and eight grandchildren.

Betty Young (508) 336-8715 ... sez memorial service @ Roser 3pm Nov. 4, friends and neighbors welcome....

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