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Date of Issue: December 31, 2008

Obituary

Thomas Channing Salick

Thomas Channing “Chan” Salick, a former Bradenton resident, died at his home in Cape Canaveral at the age of 60.

Mr. Salick was a 1966 graduate of Manatee High School where he played flute in the marching band. His love of music continued throughout his life, and over the years he played flute in several bands, performing in nightclubs in the Tampa Bay area, as well as in and around Cocoa Beach. He served two years in the U.S. Army as a laboratory technician stationed in Germany. 

In 1986 he donated, without hesitation, a kidney to his brother Rich Salick, giving Rich “the gift of life.” His interest in organ donation programs led him to write “Donor,” a work that presented not only the details of his experience in donating a kidney to his brother, but also of the benefits to humanity of organ donation.

As a volunteer for the National Kidney Foundation of Florida, he often would speak at events hoping to inspire others toward the life-saving procedure of organ donation.

He loved football and was a staunch supporter of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers along with his mother, longtime Holmes Beach resident Katherine Shymanski, who passed in May 2007.

He is survived by brothers Richard Salick, Philip Salick, Rosser Shymanski, Wilson Shymanski; sister Joanie Mills and husband Tony Mills of Holmes Beach; and nephews Philip Salick, David Morgan, and Brandon Mills. 

The family requests Mr. Salick be remembered with contributions to the National Kidney Foundation of Florida/Direct Patient Aid Fund, 1040 Woodcock Road, Suite 119, Orlando FL 32803. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

 

Josephine Vera Dattoli

Josephine Vera Dattoli, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., died Dec. 22.

Mrs. Dattoli was a homemaker. She loved cooking and gardening and was an avid Frank Sinatra fan.

Services were private. Memorial donations may be made to the Dattoli Cancer and Brachytherapy Research Institute, 2803 Fruitville Road, Sarasota FL 34237. Online condolences may be sent to www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.

Survivors include daughters Dawn Jacobs and husband Alan of Poughkeepsie and Lynn Blair and husband Earl of Hopewell Junction, N.Y.; son Michael, M.D., and wife Beatriz of Anna Maria Island; grandchildren Zoe Bacon of Wales, United Kingdom, Aaron Jacobs of Tarrytown, N.Y., Shannon Steinbach of Clearwater, and Michelangelo Gianni of Anna Maria Island; great-grandchildren Abigail and Benjamin Bacon of Wales; sister Irene Parisi; brother Daniel Olympia; and many nieces and nephews.

 

Angela ‘Angel’ DeMo

Angela “Angel” DeMo, 55, of Bradenton, died Dec. 24.

Born in Oxford, N.C., Ms. DeMo moved to Bradenton from St. Louis in 1967. She taught children’s Sunday school in Washington for six years and was involved in prison ministries. She had a degree in social work and was a registered nurse. She was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 10 years. She was a member of Harvest Chapel Christian Fellowship Church.

Visitation and services were Dec. 27. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by daughter Michelle Joyner and husband Mike of Tennessee; son Robert Lee Hamilton and wife Sherri of Richmond, Ind.; mother Bobbie Lane DeMo Parker of Bradenton; father Paul Jr. of Sugar Creek, Mo.; brothers Paul of Lake Tapawingo, Mo., and Allen of Alta Loma, Calif.; seven grandchildren; cousin Cindy Lane of Bradenton Beach; and many family members in Bradenton.

 

Mary T. Maner

Mary T. Maner, 102, of Bradenton and formerly Anna Maria Island, died Dec. 22.

A native of South Carolina, Mrs. Maner first visited the Island in the 1920s with an uncle who was a land developer. She spoke fondly of crossing the old plank bridge at Cortez and staying at the sparsely populated north end of the Island in one of the still-standing cottages. She became a full-time resident in 1959, when she and her husband John purchased a home in Holmes Beach. They later built one of the first homes in Bay Palms subdivision. She was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Holmes Beach.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date and her ashes will be placed in the memorial garden of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.

 

Ann G. McGovern

Ann G. McGovern, 81, died Dec. 12. Mrs. McGovern came to Anna Maria Island 20 years ago from Springfield, Ohio, and resided first in Holmes Beach, then Anna Maria, before moving to Bradenton 10 years ago.

A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at First Assembly of God, 1820 53rd Ave., Bradenton.

Mrs. McGovern is survived by five daughters, Mary Ann Sparks of Sunbury, Ohio; Jane Ann Hartzell of Delaware, Ohio; Sandi Mendoza of Maize, Kan.; and Christine Houck and Kathleen McGovern, both of Bradenton; brother Chris Powell of Grandville, Ohio; brother-in-law Larry McGovern; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

 

Mary Catherine Shuttleworth

Mary Catherine Shuttleworth, 78, of Ellenton, died Dec. 23. She was a retired banker.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society. Toale Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by son John R. of Bradenton Beach; daughter Margaret Ann; and grandchildren William Blum and Barbara Swearengin.

 

Dr. Joseph E. Stepka

Dr. Joseph E. Stepka, 84, of Bradenton, died Dec. 24.

Dr. Stepka moved to Manatee County from Detroit in 1978.

There will be no visitation or services. Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 26th Street Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife Betty J. of Bradenton; sons Darian of St. Joseph, Mich., and Jan of Lexington, Ky.; daughter Terry Sampson of Bradenton; brother Ronald of Holmes Beach; and three grandchildren.

 

Timothy Edward Timmons

Timothy Edward Timmons, 60, of Bradenton, and formerly of Bradenton Beach, died Dec. 25.

Born in Ohio, Mr. Timmons moved to Manatee County in 1965. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was an avid fisherman and surfer.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

He is survived by brother Capt. Pat; sister Linda; and mother Linda Porter.

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