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Mercedes Escalera

April 17, 1918 - January 29, 2018


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Anna Czepizak

May 10, 1924 - January 26, 2018

Anna Czepizak, 93, of Jacksonville, FL passed away on January 26, 2018. She was born in Gorayec, Poland on May 10, 1924. World War II broke out when she was a teenager and Anna was taken and forced to work in German factory for much of the war. She escaped when the factory was bombed. After the war, she finished her basic education in Germany, met Frank Czepizak whom she married in 1947. They...
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Beulah M. Stevens

January 5, 1940 - January 26, 2018

Beulah Mae Stevens, 78, of Avante at the Beaches, passed away January 26, 2018She was born in Green County, TN on January 5, 1940. She was married to Walter Lee Stevens, Sr., who has preceded her in deathSurvivors include her children, Jerry Lynn Stevens, Walter L. Stevens, Jr., Valarie D. Kindred and Wanda P. Whitaker; grandchildren, Jasmine Kindred, Zachary Whitaker, Isaiah Whitaker, Stevie...
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Ronald E. Kinsey

July 15, 1940 - January 25, 2018

Ronald Elliott Kinsey "Pop", 77, of Jacksonville, FL went to be with Jesus on January 25, 2018. Born in Peoria, IL on July 15, 1940, Ron graduated from Deer Creek-Mackinaw High School in 1958. He worked in the construction business for most of life and has been retired for 10 years. Ron had a passion for NASCAR , gardening, old cars and tinkering. He was preceded in death by his parents, lifelong...
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Jacob Bridges Acker

August 5, 1999 - January 20, 2018

Jacob Bridges Acker, son of Laura and Jeff Acker, passed away January 19th, 2018 at the age of 18. Jake attended Jacksonville Beach Elementary School and James Weldon Johnson Middle School. He graduated as an IB student from Stanton College Preparatory School in 2017. During his time at Stanton Jake ran on the cross-country team, served on student government, participated as a delegate to Boy's...
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William Patrick O'Sullivan

May 6, 1983 - January 18, 2018

William P. O'Sullivan, Age 34, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away January 18th, 2018. He was born at Jacksonville Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, FL on May 6, 1983. Will graduated from Nease H.S. Will worked at Beach Bowl in Jacksonville Beach. He was a member of the United States Bowling Congress (USBC), and had a passion for bowling since the Age of 5. He loved Gorillas, the Pittsburgh...
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Theodore Kuchler

March 19, 1937 - January 18, 2018


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Robert H. Schade

July 28, 1922 - January 16, 2018


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Judith Ann Mason

October 13, 1961 - January 15, 2018


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Robert Cecil MOORE

March 31, 1929 - January 15, 2018


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Bettianne STANKUS

June 21, 1934 - January 12, 2018


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Roger Andre Japinga

January 20, 1929 - January 11, 2018

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Tom Thomas Borchert

November 8, 1945 - January 11, 2018

Tom Borchert, 72, passed away surrounded by love January 11, 2018, at the McGraw Hospice Center in Jacksonville, Florida. Tom was born November 8, 1945, in Holland, Michigan, and moved to the beach at a young age. He attended Jacksonville Beach Elementary, Fletcher Junior High, and graduated from Fletcher High School, where he was a member of the track team. He proudly graduated from Florida...
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Rebecca Merriman Luke

September 24, 1946 - January 9, 2018

Rebecca Merriman Luke, 71, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla.Becky was born on Sept. 24, 1946, in Bassett, Va. A graduate of Basset High School, Class of '64, Becky continued her education daily by embracing life with an open mind and heart. She raised her daughters in Stuart, Va., and moved to Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., in 1988 to continue her career. There, she was...
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Robert Lloyd Pinnar

March 18, 1941 - January 9, 2018

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Lorraine Anne Rokovitz

December 11, 1947 - January 8, 2018

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Robert Gray BOYD

December 9, 1938 - January 5, 2018

Robert Gray Boyd, age 79, went to be with his Heavenly Father on January 5, 2018. He was under the care of McGraw Center Community Hospice in Jacksonville, Florida. Robert (Bob) was born on December 9, 1938 in Nashville, Tennessee to Mabel Gray Boyd and Everett Bruce Boyd. He grew up in Akron, Ohio and graduated from Garfield High School in 1957. While attending the University of Akron he met...
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Michael C. Miller

October 11, 1939 - January 1, 2018

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Sandra F. REESE

March 23, 1944 - December 31, 2017

Sandra F. Reese rose to her heavenly home on Dec.31,2017. Born in Quitman, Ga. she was a navy wife for 15 years and bore three children. After divorce and three years she became step mother and step grandmother. After losing one step son in 2003 she continued to lovingly help raise children and grand children with wisdom and ...
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Sarah A. Mathis

December 8, 1933 - December 31, 2017

Mrs. Sarah ARON Mathis, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the age of 84. Sarah was born to parents George Washington and Bertha Compton Aron on December 8, 1933 in Danville, Virginia. She grew up as the youngest of two and attended George Washington High School in Danville. After high school, Sarah graduated from Randolph Macon Women's College in...
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Jose Caboz

May 19, 1933 - December 30, 2017

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Anthony R. Rosati

November 4, 1949 - December 30, 2017

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Robert Christian Treche

August 4, 1931 - December 28, 2017

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Anita Marceille Tilke

April 13, 1923 - December 27, 2017

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Amy Clee SANDERS

December 14, 1922 - December 26, 2017

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Amy Clee Sanders

December 14, 1922 - December 26, 2017

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Carl C. Bennett

September 16, 1921 - December 25, 2017

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Allen John Boone

December 23, 1932 - December 24, 2017

OBIT BOONEAllen John Boone, Jr., 85, of Jacksonville Beach passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017Born in New Jersey he was a son of the late Allen John & Nora Doris Harper Boone. He served his country proudly in the United States Army. Allen moved to Jacksonville in the 40's and over the years enjoyed being a Pop Warner Coach, member of the Fraternal Order of Police Assoc., member of the Moose...
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James P. Kelly

October 12, 1926 - December 23, 2017

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Monica Jean Waber

June 18, 1959 - December 23, 2017

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Max E. Curry

February 27, 1926 - December 23, 2017

Max E. Curry, 91, of Jacksonville, FL passed away peacefully on December 23, 2017. Mr. Curry was born in DuBois, PA on February 27, 1926 and moved to Jacksonville in 2001. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War and served in the USAF. After serving his country in World War II, Max attended Penn State University and graduated with a BS in Agricultural Economics. He worked in the meat...
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Kimberly John HERUD

September 25, 1951 - December 22, 2017

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Allen Andrew Perry

June 25, 1989 - December 21, 2017

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Mavis Brooks Powell

January 1, 1930 - December 21, 2017

Mavis Brooks Powell (1930 - 2017)Mavis Brooks Powell passed away peacefully on December 21 2017 in Jacksonville Florida. Born January 1, 1930, in Jacksonville, she was the adored only child of Erwin T and Mavis McCarn Brooks. She graduated from Landon High School and Mt. Vernon College in Washington D.C. Mavis was a past Queen of the Revelers and was a debutante in Jacksonville. While at Mt....
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Virginia Atter Keys

September 20, 1922 - December 18, 2017

Virginia Atter Keys of Neptune Beach - elegant, compassionate, sensitive, charming, caring, funny, smart, devout, and loving, a larger than life woman for whom no obituary could ever do justice - passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, December 18, 2017. She was born in Gardner, MA, in the first half of the 20th century (she'd never tell you exactly when) to Sam and Josephine Atter, her...
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Judy A. Winter

October 7, 1957 - December 18, 2017

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Evelio Fernandez

June 13, 1937 - December 17, 2017

Evelio "Bill" Fernandez, Jr., 80, of Jacksonville went to his heavenly home Sunday, December 17, 2017. He was born in Tampa, Florida to Evelio Sr. and Nannette Vitello Fernandez in June of 1937. Mr. Bill, as most called him, was a second generation shoe repairman. He owned several shoe repair shops here in Jacksonville. The last eleven years he was known for the flip flops and sandals he hand...
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Jane W. Norton

April 12, 1927 - December 16, 2017

Jane Wells Norton passed away December 16th after a long illnessJane was born April 12, 1927 in Mayport Florida the daughter of Cecil and Willa May Wells. Jane was a long time employee of the Sea Turtle Inn, Atlantic beach and a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.Jane was preceded in death by her husband Hardy Norton and two grandsons Terry Norton, Jr. and John Friend, Jr.Jane is...
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Sharon Lee Elsmore

July 24, 1948 - December 12, 2017

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John W. Sutton

December 26, 1926 - December 11, 2017

A Legend Has Passed: Coach John "Wimpy" Sutton passed away peacefully on December 11th at the home of his daughter Kathleen, with all three of his daughters by his side. Wimpy would have been 91 on December 26th. He remained sweet, funny and thoughtful until the end of his life. He was dearly loved at the Beaches for his tireless commitment to the community. Born in Jacksonville in December 26th,...
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Victoria M. Boyle

January 15, 1925 - December 10, 2017

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Lowell D. Bush

July 4, 1924 - December 10, 2017

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James Grant Starr

May 7, 1937 - December 10, 2017

James Grant Starr, 80, of Jacksonville Beach, passed away December 10, 2017. He was born in Detroit, MI on May 7, 1937 and attended E. Detroit High School. Jim served in the US Army in Fort Monmouth, NJ from 1960-1963He worked for CSX Corp. and had a passion for golf, Harley Davidson, music and animals. He is preceded in death by his son, Lewis Preston Starr, his granddaughter, Teal Marie Starr...
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Kathryn Harris

July 16, 1914 - December 8, 2017

Kathryn Kiker Harris Kathryn ("Kitty") Harris, a longtime Jacksonville resident and community volunteer, died on December 8, 2017 at the age of 103. She was a genuine life partner to her late husband, architect Clyde E. Harris, until his death in 2010. Together, they were featured in "Jacksonville Remembers," the 2005 Florida Times-Union video production about city life in the mid-20th century....
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Hetty Louise Horn

June 22, 1929 - December 7, 2017

Hetty Louise (Theus) Horn, 88, lifelong resident of Jacksonville Beach, FL, passed away December 7, 2017. She was born in Jacksonville, FL on June 22, 1929. Hetty Louise Theus graduated from Duncan U. Fletcher HS and worked for the Southern Telephone Company. She married John M. Horn on September 8, 1950 and for most of her adult life, was a homemaker and mother. She had a passion for music and...
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Donna R. Skow

January 2, 1930 - December 6, 2017

Donna R. Skow, 87, a longtime Jacksonville Beach resident passed away December 6, 2017. Mrs. Skow is well-known for serving her beaches community as the RN at Dr. McKay's office for 16 years. She also was the RN in charge of Jacksonville's Blood Alliance on Parental Home Rd. before her retirement in 1992. She was a communicant at St. John's Catholic Church in Atlantic beach where she served as a...
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Audrey LONGACRE

April 24, 1923 - December 4, 2017

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Marjorie Gaul

April 25, 1932 - December 3, 2017

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Assunta A. Imbrogno

July 28, 1934 - December 3, 2017

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Juana Carmen Reinhardt

May 25, 1940 - November 29, 2017

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Jean Marie Burke

December 19, 1936 - November 29, 2017

Jean Marie Burke, 80, of Jacksonville passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Born in Washington, DC she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Margaret Sweeney Ward. Jean moved to Jacksonville in 1980 from Norfolk, VA. She was Past South East Regional President (1990 - 1991) and active member of the Ladies Auxiliary Fleet Reserves, Atlantic Beach. She enjoyed traveling and spending time...
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Margherita C. Scharer

January 1, 1919 - November 27, 2017

On the morning of November 27th at the age of 98 Margherita Clementini Scharer (Margie) went to be with the Lord and her loved ones who proceeded her in death. She was born January 1, 1919 in Rieti, Italy. She married Benjamin Bremer in 1947 and moved to America. Ben proceeded her in death in 1972. She met the love of her life James Scharer and had a loving marriage for 25 years before his...
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Claire Doney Fair

July 19, 1928 - November 24, 2017

Claire Doney Fair passed away on November 24,2017. She was born on July 19, 1928 in Newton, Massachusetts to Nelora Brett Doney, a professional coloratura and C. Edwin Doney, a builder and Past Master and Past Chaplin of Middlesex Masonic Lodge of Framingham, Massachusetts.Mrs. Fair spent her childhood and teenage years in Sherborn Massachusetts with her beloved family.She graduated from Sawin...
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James Scott Hebert

March 11, 1958 - November 24, 2017

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Ginny Louise Lavin

November 15, 1946 - November 24, 2017

Virginia (Ginny) L. Lavin passed away on November 24, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on November 15, 1946, Ginny was preceded in death by her husband, John, her mother and father, Evelyn and August Amereihn, and her sister, Mary Frances Greenleaf. Ginny is survived by her sister, Liz Owen (Larry) of Sarasota, FL, Teresa Wright (Steve) of Jacksonville, FL, and her brother, Tom...
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Vivian Rowena Conner

December 19, 1922 - November 21, 2017

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James E. Lee

July 8, 1938 - November 19, 2017

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John Donald MILLER

April 19, 1925 - November 17, 2017

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Theodore Franklin Rivers

August 18, 1938 - November 17, 2017

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Mae R. Widener

June 9, 1924 - November 15, 2017

Funeral services for Mae (Maisie) Widener will be held 2 pm Tuesday, Nov. 21, in the Chapel of HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach. A viewing and visitation will be held 1 hour prior to service time. She was preceded in death by her husband Roger; one son, Ronald; brothers, Howard and Marvin Wright; sister, Lillian Wright; and sister-in-law, Bela Bishop. Surviving...
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Arlene B. Lovett

December 1, 1944 - November 13, 2017

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Robert Augustus Braid

April 15, 1925 - November 9, 2017

Robert Augustus Braid, 92, passed away Thursday, November 09, 2017 in Atlantic Beach, Florida. He was born in 1925 in Summerville, South Carolina to Augustus Herbert and Caroline Braid. He was the third born of 6 children. Bob served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1972 commissioned as a Naval Aviator and flew a variety of aircraft. He served on active duty during WWII, the Korean and Vietnam...
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Helen Bacon Hoffman

July 14, 1930 - November 8, 2017

Helen Bacon Hoffman, known to friends as "Biddy," passed away on November 8, 2017, at the age of 87 years. Helen is survived by her husband of 66 years, Richard, her children, Kathi (Terry), Rick (Faith), and Cindy (Alex), five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and her brother, Stanley Bacon. Helen was a renowned artist whose medium included oils and pastels. Her unique talent was in the...
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Rick Lee Johnson

May 29, 1951 - November 7, 2017

Richard Lee "Hurricane" Johnson passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 7th 2017, with his devoted wife and son at his side. Rick was a wonderful father, husband, son, brother, uncle and friend to many. He was a patriot and talented musician, who both played and taught music. Rick was born May 29th, 1951 in Jackson, Mississippi to Joe V. and Elaine Johnson. He was predeceased by his father and...
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Madeline K. Chitko

June 13, 1929 - November 7, 2017

MADELINE (MADDY) CHITKOMrs. Madeline (Maddy) Chitko passed away on November 7, 2017. Madeline was born on June 13, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois to John and Kathleen Conway. She moved to Key West, Florida where she married Benjamin Chitko in 1958. Moving to Jacksonville Beach in 1965, she was a devoted member of the St. Paul's Catholic Church community and a longtime elementary school teacher in the...
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David R. Howell

October 15, 1929 - November 6, 2017

David R. Howell, 88 of Atlantic Beach, died November 6, 2017 after a brief illness. Dave was born October 15, 1929, in Jacksonville and lived most of his life in the Atlantic Beach area. He graduated from Duncan U. Fletcher High School, attended Jacksonville Junior College before joining the United States Army. He attended Officer Candidate School and Engineer School before being assigned to Co B...
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John D. Cross

June 17, 1941 - November 4, 2017

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David Stuart Beall

July 28, 1963 - November 3, 2017

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Linda V. RYBECK

January 2, 1960 - October 31, 2017

Linda Varcadipane Rybeck was born on January 2, 1960 in Paterson, NJ, to Lee and Carmen Varcadipane. She had two brothers, Lenny and Butchy, and was the youngest and only daughter. Her family moved to Jacksonville, FL when she was 4 years old, where she spent her life. Linda graduated from Sandalwood High School in 1978. She then attended The Florida State University, where she obtained her...
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Hunter Woodson Huddle Dudley

May 30, 2000 - October 31, 2017

Hunter Woodson Huddle Dudley, 17, of St. Johns County, passed away October 31, 2017. He was a senior at Ponte Vedra High School. Hunter had a passion for life and will be remembered for his contagious personality and smile. He also enjoyed surfing, skating, and being with friends. He will be deeply missed by his parents, Torin-Patrick O'Brien Dudley & Angie Darnell Dudley and grandparents,...
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Harris Lamar Grizzard

December 26, 1946 - October 30, 2017

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Dorothy B. O'Brien

October 18, 1925 - October 30, 2017

Mrs Dorothy B. O'Brien of Jacksonville, Florida died October 30 2017. She was born and raised in Lincolnton, North Carolina. She attended the University of North Carolina.Dorothy was an active member of the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club and an avid world traveler with her husband Lt Col George W. O'Brien, USMC, previously deceased.She is survived by her nephew, Steve Lucas; two step-daughters, Ann...
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Stanley Vaslett Tabor

March 5, 1931 - October 29, 2017

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Earl A. Capo

April 19, 1950 - October 29, 2017

Earl A. Capo, 67, of Jacksonville Beach, FL passed away October 29, 2017. Earl was born in Jacksonville and graduated from Fletcher Senior High School. He was in the shrimping industry most of his life and worked for Safe Harbor Seafood for 30 years. Preceded in death by his wife Nancy Capo in 2016, he is survived by his sons, Jeremy and Daniel Capo, brother Mack Capo and numerous friends....
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Gloria L. Dunham

December 29, 1945 - October 29, 2017

Gloria Carol Lueck Dunham, 71, passed away on October 29, 2017 in Jacksonville, FL after a long battle with cancer.Gloria was born on December 29, 1945 in Wausau, WI. She graduated from Grady Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Atlanta, GA with their first integrated nursing class in 1967. She started her nursing career as an ER nurse at South Fulton Hospital in Atlanta, GA where she met some...
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Richard G. Barnhill

January 14, 1932 - October 29, 2017

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Louise Pittman Dickson

February 22, 1931 - October 28, 2017

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Claire McAloon Boone

March 5, 1921 - October 28, 2017

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Sigrid J. Howell

January 8, 1917 - October 26, 2017

Sigrid Jonsson Howell, 100, passed away peacefully in Denver, CO, on October 26. Born in Goteborg, Sweden, on January 8, 1917, the fifth of nine children, she came to Jacksonville, Florida, in 1939. Soon thereafter she met the love of her life, Charles Cook Howell, Jr. They were married December 14, 1940. and remained happily married until Charlies' death in 1990. Sigrid made her home in...
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Evelyn E. Athey

June 13, 1923 - October 26, 2017

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Wilbur J. Brown

May 19, 1925 - October 25, 2017

Wilbur J Brown was born on May 19, 1925 and left us today around 2am to see his wife and Our Lord. He was 92. He met my grandma when they were kids and married her when he was 18. They were married for almost 67 years. They loved each other more than I can ever express. Like crazy mad love. Even if he did make her madder than a hornet at times. He served during WWII. His hope was to fly but his...
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William Ayers

November 3, 1940 - October 19, 2017

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Ann H. Evans

July 6, 1926 - October 18, 2017

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Fred A. Mullins

July 21, 1947 - October 17, 2017

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Megan Renee Casciani

June 15, 1990 - October 15, 2017

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Nancy Bragdon Oakey

January 9, 1943 - October 14, 2017

Nancy Bragdon Oakey, 74, of Neptune Beach passed away peacefully October 14, 2017 at the McGraw Center of Caring. Nancy was born on January 9, 1943 in Philadelphia, PA to William Johnson and Nancy Johnson. She was a longtime resident of Neptune Beach since 1981 and loved her time going to the beach. She loved her home, her family, her pets as well as other animals and helping others. She enjoyed...
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Marie Christine HAMILTON

May 3, 1926 - October 14, 2017

Marie Christine Hamilton 91, of Jacksonville Beach, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 at Baptist Beaches Hospital. Marie was born on May 3, 1926 in Newark New Jersey to Frank and Christine Kirby. She was a longtime resident of Jacksonville Beach since coming with her husband Leon Hamilton in1950. She was very athletic, coaching the Beaches little league teams, playing softball,...
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Ann Froehlich

February 14, 1940 - October 13, 2017

Ann M. Froehlich, born on Valentine's Day of 1940, passed away at home in Jacksonville, with family and caregivers at her side on October 13, 2017. "Miss Ann", as she was known to many, was a lady of elegance, kindness, beauty, and understanding that endeared her to all that knew her. A graduate of the class of 1958 at Pensacola Catholic High, she attended Pensacola Junior College, where...
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Elisa Blue Lowry

February 18, 1955 - October 13, 2017

Lowry, Elisa Blue (Allen)Our wonderful wife, mom, sister and grandmother surrendered to her fight with cancer on October 13, 2017.Elisa is preceded in death by her mother, Mary Virginia Allen, father, Augustus Massillon Allen and sister, Virginia Lynn Allen.Elisa is survived by her husband, Jeff; four children, Robin I Bird, James T., Matthew A (wife Rebekah) and Daniel R. (wife Yemila); four...
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Bobbie Sue Rider

April 8, 1936 - October 12, 2017

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James Warner Gleaves

January 5, 1934 - October 10, 2017

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Veleria Tompkins

December 24, 1941 - October 10, 2017

Veleria Tompkins, 75, passed away peacefully on October 10, 2017. She was born in Fayetteville, Indiana and was a devoted Navy wife and mother. She leaves behind her adoring husband of 56 years, Harold R. Tompkins; son, Randall Lee Tompkins and his wife Melissa Hewitt; daughter, Rhonda Sue Tompkins; grandchildren, Tyler Benjamin Tompkins and Aaron Mitchell Tompkins; and great-grandson, Benjamin...
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David Eugene Jones

May 29, 1931 - October 5, 2017

David E. Jones, 86, of St. Augustine passed away October 5, 2017 in St. Augustine at his home. David was born in Jacksonville, FL on May 29th, 1931 and was a graduate of the Class of 1949 at Lee High School. He attended the University of Florida on a football scholarship. David proudly served in the United States Marine Corp for 3 years during the Korean Conflict, and then he and his brother...
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Charles Nolan Voiselle

November 11, 1970 - October 2, 2017

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Ruth Elaine NASH

February 28, 1927 - September 30, 2017

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Robert O. Burress

September 16, 1928 - September 29, 2017

Robert "Duke" Burress, 89, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away September 29th, 2017. Robert was born in Trenton, Tennessee on September 16th, 1928. After graduating high school, he met the love of his life at a roller rink in Bemis, TN. They were married November 27th, 1946. Not long after, "Duke" enlisted in the United States Air Force and served as an air traffic controller. He...
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John Joseph Hofstetter

November 14, 1943 - September 27, 2017

John Joseph "Jack" Hofstetter, 73, died peacefully at home after a courageous two year battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Jack spent his youth in Houston, Texas, attended Rice University and graduated from St. Edwards University in Austin Texas. Jack was a great athlete in school winning many awards in track and field events. Jack proudly served in the US Air Force in the Medical Service...
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Lorene Mae Grizzard

January 2, 1931 - September 27, 2017

Lorene Mae Grizzard died Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Baptist Beaches Hospital in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. She was born on January 2,1931 in Alexandria, Virginia, the only child of Aubrey and Rosalie Schubel. Lorene and her family moved to Jacksonville Beach in 1969. For 18 years she worked at The Chateau Restaurant in Atlantic Beach in the Lounge while Gene Nordan played the piano. Later...
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Lorraine Margaret McDonald

June 21, 1923 - September 26, 2017

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James Edward Gilbert

November 9, 1957 - September 23, 2017

James Edward Gilbert, 59, passed away at home of natural causes Saturday, September 23rd, 2017. Jimmy was a loving father and husband, mentor to many, and was loved by all during his short lifetime. He was the warmest person you would ever meet and had never met a stranger. He always had a smile to share and a huge hug for everyone. He lived each day to the fullest; shared his heart and honesty...
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Beaches Chapel by Hardage-Giddens
1701 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 map it

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