Edith 'Pearl' DeGarmo
Edith "Pearl" DeGarmo, 47, of Bradenton Beach, died Oct. 28.
Ms. DeGarmo was born in Prince George County, Md.
Private services will be held at a later date.
She is survived by son Denis Short Jr. of Tampa; sisters Tina Grooms, Pauline Chesner and Cheryl of Bradenton Beach and Liz Barnes of Bradenton; brother Robert Cockrell of Bradenton; and best friends Erick Bohn and Rick Stewart.
Ralph Byron Koch
Ralph Byron Koch, 93, of Bradenton, died Nov. 7.
Born in Indiana Harbor, Ind., Mr. Koch moved to Manatee County from Chicago, Ill., in 1973. He was a retired printer with R.R. Donnelly's, where he worked for 43 years. He was a member of Island Baptist Church.
Memorial services were Nov. 11 at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34239, or the Alzheimer's Association. Manasota Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by Evangeline "Vangie," his wife of 68 years; daughters Judy Duncan of Anna Maria, Dr. Sallie Lau of Bradenton; grandchildren Darcie Duncan of Holmes Beach, Troy Frystak, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Tanya Frystak, Kaneohe, Hawaii, and Melissa Rack of Knoxville. Tenn.; and great-grandchildren Kaipo Kiaaina, Jade Rack, Caleb Rack and Sawyer Frystak.