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Date of Issue: January 28, 2009

Obituaries

Louise Qua Foss

Louise Qua Foss, 96, of Bradenton, died Jan. 18.

Mrs. Foss was born in Bedford, Mass. She was educated in Bedford and Lexington, Mass., and attended Massachusetts College of Art. She was a life member of the Southbridge Women's Club and enjoyed her weekly bridge club, which she attended for more than 50 years.

A memorial celebration will be held in the spring in Massachusetts. Interment will be in Concord, Mass. Memorial contributions may be made Tidewell Hospice & Palliative Care, 5055 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by daughters Faith L. of Northampton, Jana Samuels and husband Stephen of Anna Maria, and Ardelle of Sweden, Maine; sister Jean Bates of Carlisle, Mass.; brother Jerry of Bedford; grandchildren Faith Maher, Melissa Richardson, Nathaniel, Keith Griffin, Sage Samuels, Shona Otto; step-grandson Dylan Beekman; eight great-grandchildren; and her caretaker, Mirian Vazquez of Palmetto.

 

Clifford Raymond Hayes

Clifford Raymond Hayes, 79, of Hollidaysburg, Pa., and Holmes Beach, died Jan. 19.

Mr. Hayes moved to Holmes Beach from Hollidaysburg in 1996. He was an architect. He was a graduate of Centennial High School in Ridgeway, Pa., and received a bachelor of architecture degree from Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, Pa. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He served in the U.S. Navy as an electronic technician from 1946-49 in the South Pacific. He worked for the Pittsburgh architectural firm of Hoffman and Crumpton, and Hunter Caldwell & Campbell Architects in Altoona, Pa., and retired from Hayes Large Architects as general manager and senior partner in 1989. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Society of New York, the Bachelors Club of Johnstown, the Duquesne Club of Pittsburgh, and the Spruce Creek Rod and Gun Club of Franklinville where he served as President for nearly a decade. He also was a member of Key Royale Club of Holmes Beachand the Scotch Valley Country Club.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. John’s Catholic Church in Lakemont, Pa., Feb. 14.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary (Hackett) Hayes; daughters Rebecca Hayes Rose and husband Adam of Pasadena, Calif., Cynthia Hayes Karcher and husband Richard of Hollidaysburg; sons James Harold and wife Susan of Great Falls, Va., David Scott of Wakefield, Mass., Richard Raymond and wife Louisa of Frederick, Md., eight grandchildren; and his sister Beverly Henry of Greenwood, Ind.

 

Carol Kerr

Carol Kerr, 59, of Holmes Beach, died Jan. 18.

Visitation and services were Jan. 21. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Ed; stepdaughter, Pamela James Diwik and husband James; step-granddaughter, Alexandra Diwik; sister Jan Elder and husband Scott; and six nephews and nieces.

 

Richard Jay Podany

Richard Jay Podany, 48, died Jan. 19.

Born in Lima, Ohio, Mr. Podany moved to Manatee County from Wheaton, Ill., in 1998. He was a Catholic.

Memorial services were Jan. 24 at Brown and Sons Funeral Homes and Crematory, 43rd Street Chapel, Bradenton.

He is survived by parents James L. and Patricia of Holmes Beach; brothers James Patrick of New York, N.Y., and Stephen Thomas and wife Victoria of St. Charles, Ill.; and niece Alexandra and nephew Stephen, both of St. Charles.

 

Timothy Edward Timmons

Timothy Edward Timmons, 61, of Bradenton, died Dec. 23.

Born in Shelby, Ohio, Mr. Timmons moved to Bradenton in 1965 after graduation from Galion Senior High School, Galion, Ohio. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran. He attended Santa Fe College in Gainesville. He worked with Mel Fisher in Key West during the salvage of the sunken ship “Atocha.”

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, at the home of Tim’s brother, “Capt. Pat,” 4323 82nd St. W., Bradenton.

He is survived by companion and long-time friend Virginia McLaughlin of Bradenton; sister Linda of Bradenton; brother Patrick “Capt. Pat” of Bradenton; two nieces; three nephews; and five great nieces and nephews.

 

Marie Capitano White

Marie C. White, 68, of Tampa and Anna Maria, died Jan. 18.

A Tampa native, Mrs. White began visiting Anna Maria with her grandparents when she was a child. In the mid- 1960s she and her husband, Joe, purchased property on Spring Avenue, and built a home there in 1989.

"My mother said that Anna Maria was her favorite place on Earth," recalled Mrs. White's daughter, Nancy Jergins." She said she wanted her grandchildren and future generations to get to enjoy the Anna Maria that she grew up with, that's why she was so active in her efforts to protect it."

Mrs. White is survived by her husband of 49 years, Joe; daughters Nancy Jergins and Patti Farmer; sons Joe Jr. and Steven; and grandchildren Declan Farmer, Siena, Ronan Farmer, Clara Jergins and Andrew Jergins. 

"Our mother also wanted her Anna Maria relatives, Carmen and Tony Manali, and Anthony and JoAnn Manali, and her neighbors Fred and Barbara Nally, to know how much sharing Anna Maria with them meant to her," said Mrs. White's son, Joe.

Mrs. White's family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m., with a service at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, at the Tampa Woman's Club, 2901 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa,

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