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Date of Issue: May 05, 2005

Obituary

Walter Balducci

Walter Balducci, 79, of Anna Maria, died May 2.

Born in New Britain, Conn., Mr. Balducci moved to Anna Maria from Sarasota in 2003. He was a retired engineer. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was Catholic.

No memorial services are scheduled. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.

He is survived by wife Eleanor; sons Phil and David; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Dorothy G. Bodell

Dorothy G. Bodell, 89, of Bradenton Beach, died April 29.

Born in Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Bodell moved to Manatee County from there in 1939. She was a legal secretary and bookkeeper for attorney Frank Masari.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at Cortez Church of Christ, 12011 45th Ave. W., Bradenton FL 34210. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by son Robert of Bradenton Beach; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

Robert Mattia Ianiri

Robert Mattia Ianiri, 87, of Holmes Beach, died March 6.

Born in Columbus, Ohio, Mr. Ianiri moved to Holmes Beach from Bexley, Ohio, in 1980. He was a cost accountant for Jeffrey Manufacturing Co., now Dresser Industries, until his retirement after 39 years. He was a member of Bexley United Methodist Church.

Memorial services were April 29 and 30 in Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 21475, St. Petersburg FL 33742.

He is survived by sisters Vivian M. and Virginia Kraner, both of Bradenton.

George G. Mazza Sr.

George G. Mazza Sr., of Bradenton, died April 22.

Mr. Mazza moved to Bradenton to serve as business manager for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was manager of Runaway Bay condominiums in Bradenton Beach. He served in the U.S. Army, was a scout master with Boy Scouts of America and past president of the parks and recreation division of Pittsburgh, Pa.

A gathering of friends and family will be May 7.

He is survived by wife of 55 years Betty Jane; sons Gregory G. Sr., Joseph M. Sr., August F. Sr. and George G. Jr.; sister Rita V. Weiss; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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