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Date of Issue: November 01, 2007

Obituaries

Marion Elizabeth Duytschaever (nee Miller)

Marion Elizabeth Duytschaever (nee Miller), 93, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and formerly of Holmes Beach, died Sept. 28.

Mrs. Duytschaever was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., and raised in Alliance, Ohio. She became a full-time resident of Holmes Beach in 1985.

Memorial services are being planned for November at the Roser Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria City.

She is survived by son Jeffrey; grandchildren Jennifer Stallworth and her husband Andrew, and Matthew and his wife Michelle; and great-grandchildren Camryn, Jackson, Ryan and Jessica.

 

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Leslie Russell Ford

Leslie Russell Ford, 48, of Asheville, N.C., and formerly Holmes Beach, died Oct. 15.

Born in Greeneville, Tenn., Mrs. Ford moved to Asheville with her family in 1972. She was a student at Asheville Country Day School and attended the University of North Carolina at Asheville and Warren Wilson College. From Asheville, she moved to Atlanta, where she became a Certified Medical Assistant and worked in an OB-Gyn practice for two years.

She moved to Holmes Beach with her husband, the late Lawrence Ford. She served the city of Holmes Beach as deputy city clerk from 1988-1992 when she was appointed clerk and served in that position until she returned to Asheville in 1997after she became ill. A strong supporter of the Christian Children’s Fund, she has been a foster parent to Jorge Seifu, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for many years.

The Cathedral of All Souls, Biltmore Village, declared Sept. 26 a holy day for Mrs. Ford, a longtime member.

A memorial service was in Asheville Oct. 20. Memorial contributions may be made to the John F. Keever Solace Center, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville NC 28813, or The Cathedral of All Souls, 9 Swan St., Asheville NC 28803.

Groce Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements, and the memorial register is available online by going to “Obituaries” at www.grocefuneralhome.com.

She is survived by her parents, Diane Leslie Russell and William S. Russell, Asheville; brother Ben Russell of Evansville, Ind., and his wife, Kathy, and their daughter, Caroline; and sister Jane Russell Herzog of Pasadena, Calif., and her husband, Mark, and their son, Henry, and daughter Wallis. She also is survived by her beloved teacup poodle, Annie.

 

 

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Vera Kane Glaser

Vera Kane Glaser, 95, of Anna Maria Island, formerly of Lewiston, N.Y., died Oct. 12.

Born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., Mrs. Glaser was an executive administrator in the science research department at the Carbgorundum Company in Niagara Falls. She attended Sacred Heart Parish School, North Junior High and Niagara Falls High School. She was a graduate of Bryant and Stratton Business College. She was a member of the Nassoiy Family Genealogical Society, the Lewiston Historical Society, and was a founding member of the Anna Maria Island Historical Society.

A gathering of friends was Oct. 19 and a Mass of Christian Burial Oct. 20 in Wilson, N.Y. A guest register is available at www.rhoneyfuneralhome.com.

She is survived by son George M. of Anna Maria Island; daughter Sheila Bultmann and husband Hermann of Madison, Wis.; grandchildren Diana Franklin and husband Sam, Krista Bultmann and Nils Bultmann; great-grandchildren Brandon, Cory, Dylan and Amber Franklin; and many cousins.

 

Geraldine May Nichols

Geraldine May Nichols, 88, a winter resident of Bradenton and Anna Maria Island, died Oct. 14.

Mrs. Nichols taught school in Michigan for 23 years and in Manatee County for two years. She was Methodist, and she and her late husband began their life together in the ministry.

A memorial and celebration of her life will be in Michigan. Memorial contributions may be made to Sears United Methodist Church, 5951 30th Ave., Sears Mich 49679. Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 43rd Street Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by daughters Janice Isanhart of Sears, and Helen Dolbec of Bradenton; sons Dr. Gerald of Sears, and Dr. Keith of Hopkinton, N.H.; brother Ross Peterson of Sears; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

 

John Earn Rittermal Jr.

John Earl Rittermal Jr., 79, of Bradenton, died Oct. 18.

Mr. Rittermal was the former director of Northern California Thoroughbred Association, a member of the Academy of Magical Arts and the Society of American Magicians. He was a former Vestryman with the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.

A requim Mass is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Church of Annunciation, Holmes Beach. Memorial contributions may be made to the church, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Arrangements were by Kiclighter Funeral Home.

He is survived by daughter Nancy Iverson of Oldsmar, Fla., Margaret Gill, Laguna Nigel of California, and Victoria Gelberg of Longbeach, Calif.; sons Lawrence Glen Hargen of Rockledge, Fla., and Dwight Harvey of Redding, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

 

Wallace L. Storey

Wallace L. Storey, of Bradenton and formerly Anna Maria City and Bradenton, died Oct. 14.

Private burial was at Roser Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria City. Shannon Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years and two sons.

 

Paula Jones Tripp

Paula Jones Tripp, 86, died Oct. 18 at her home in Anna Maria.

Mrs. Tripp was a Florida native, married 52 years to Theodore L. Tripp and pre-deceased in 1998 by her husband. They moved to Anna Maria in February 1950. They were founding members of the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation in Holmes Beach, where Mrs. Tripp served on the Vestry, as Senior Warden and member of the Episcopal Church Woman and volunteered in other capacities.

She was active in community service, having served on the board of Girl Scouts of the Gulf Coast, as co-founder of the Anna Maria Island Historical Society, and with the Friends of the Island Branch Library.

A memorial celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

She is survived by four children: daughters Sherry M. of Sebring, Fla., and Susan M. of Salem, Ore.; and sons Ted Jr. of Fort Myers, Fla., and Alan of Marietta, Ga.

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