Our Obituaries

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

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Kathryn Harris

June 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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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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Gary Raymond Myers

October 22, 1948 - September 23, 2017

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Yvonne F. Byars

May 28, 1933 - September 21, 2017

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Shelby Sabine Waugerman

March 1, 1994 - September 17, 2017

Shelby Sabine Waugerman, set free at a young age of 23 from Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday, September 17, 2017Little Shelby was such a beautiful baby that grew into a beautiful woman with a beautiful soul. Shelby loved her family, her friends and everyone that she came across, she touched everyone's lives. Shelby always strived for perfection and never gave up on anything. Shelby had a passion...
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Calvin Paul POTTER

August 26, 1953 - September 15, 2017

Calvin Paul Potter, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and follower of Christ, died peacefully on September 15, 2017, in Jacksonville, Florida, with his family surrounding him with love, hymns, and prayers. He is survived by his adoring wife of 42 years, Suzanne Kanis (Potter). He was preceded in death by his father, Adrian Potter, and his brother, Ken Potter, and father-in-law, Rudy Kanis....
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Mildred Eileen Shinkle

August 19, 1926 - September 14, 2017

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Robert Barker McKiniry

November 16, 1925 - September 13, 2017

Robert Barker McKiniry, 91, passed away peacefully on September 13, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. Bob was born in Portland, Maine to parents John C. and Ida F. McKiniry. Bob was married to Valerie LaFlamme in Waterville, Maine where they resided until moving to Jacksonville in 1952. Bob served in the US Navy from 1943-1947 and was in the Naval Reserves until 1954. As a Gunners Mate, Second...
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Linda R. Hale

August 25, 1931 - September 12, 2017

Linda Rust Hale, 86, passed away peacefully, on September 12, 2017 after being evacuated from her home in Jacksonville Beach due to Hurricane Irma. She was with her family in her final hours. Linda was born in Nashville, TN on August 25, 1931 and attended the University of Tennessee. She married her high school sweetheart, Bill Hale, in Knoxville 67 years ago. After moving around the country as...
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Joseph Paul Vannucci

December 4, 1951 - September 12, 2017

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Leroy Daniel Haines, Jr.

January 5, 1925 - September 11, 2017

LeRoy Daniel Haines, Jr., 92, passed away on September 11, 2017 with his son, David, by his side, after a brief battle with cancer. Dan, as he was known by friends, family and business associates, is survived by his son David (wife Elizabeth Anstine), granddaughter Allison Knutson (husband Travis), and great grandchildren Kaelin, age 6, and Kolton, age 4. He was predeceased by his loving wife....
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John Gol

June 21, 1937 - September 11, 2017

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Michael Joseph Flanagan

February 5, 1938 - September 8, 2017

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Rosita Dumlao Saquilayan

November 5, 1943 - September 2, 2017

Rosita Saquilayan, 73, of Jacksonville Beach, Florida passed away September 2, 2017 at 7:30pm. She was born in Isabela, Philippines to Natalia Dumlao and Patricio Dumlao on November 5, 1943. After graduating from Hospital de San Juan De Dios School of Nursing in 1964, "Rosie" moved to the United States in 1966 to work at Methodist Hospital in Houston. It is here that Rosie met Rudy, they were...
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Patricia Jean Goddard

September 20, 1923 - September 1, 2017

Patricia Goddard of Ponte Vedra, Florida passed away peacefully on September 1st, 2017. She was 93. Pat was born Patricia Garrison in Des Moines, Iowa and was the only child of Florence and Blaine Garrison. She attended North High School and furthered her education at the University of Iowa where she received her degree in Elementary Education in 1945. In 1948, she married Paul Mason to whom she...
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Kelly L. Cote

September 14, 1959 - August 30, 2017

After a courageous battle against cancer, Kelly Cote left this Earth August 30, 2017 to meet the face of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Kelly was born on September 14, 1959 in Gainesville, Florida to Richard and Barbara Wilcox. Kelly is a graduate of Fletcher High School and an avid Gator fan. She was the President and CEO of Carpet Image Services. Kelly was a 17-year survivor of breast...
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Don Michael DeRiggs

March 3, 1983 - August 28, 2017

Don Michael DeRiggs, Jr. March 3, 1983 - August 28, 2017Don Jr. was born March 3, 1983 in New Orleans, LA on a very sunny day. Don Jr. was the first-born child to Don Michael DeRiggs, Sr. and Marianne Bruner. Don Jr. accepted Christ at a very you age while living in Miami. Don Jr. graduated from Duncan U....
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Christopher Gavin Moore

June 30, 1969 - August 27, 2017

Christopher Gavin Moore, 48, passed away on August 27, 2017 in Jacksonville Beach. His kind and generous heart stopped beating in the early morning hours. Gavin is survived by his parents, Suzanne McCormick Taylor (Robert) and Charles Newberry Moore, grandmother Jean Haden McCormick, brothers Travis Alexander Moore (Erica), Mark Allen Moore (Erin), and Rhyan Derring Taylor, nieces Alexandra...
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Dorothy Bowers Buchheit

November 11, 1917 - August 23, 2017

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Sigrid Ann JOLICOEUR

January 27, 1935 - August 18, 2017

Sigrid Ann Jolicoeur, 82, passed away peacefully on August 18, 2017 in Jacksonville, FL. Sigrid (Siggie) was born on January 27, 1935 in Miami, FL to Sigurd and Vera Johnsen. Siggie was predeceased by her husband, Charles Jolicoeur, her father and mother above, her brother Richard Johnsen of Ormond Beach, FL and her daughter in-law Cindy Millar of Starke, FL. Siggie is survived by her sons...
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Miranda Elizabeth Witkowski

November 6, 1978 - August 16, 2017

Miranda Elizabeth Witkowski (Judd) passed away unexpectedly on August 16, 2017. She was born on November 6, 1978 in Jacksonville, FL to Lane Judd and Judi Judd. Miranda graduated from N. B. Forest High School in 1997 where she met many lifelong friends (Casey, Nikki and Trisha to name a few). Miranda was vivacious with a magnetic, independent personality who loved Netflix, scary movies and...
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Edward Joseph Minkel

May 16, 1921 - August 16, 2017

Edward Joseph Minkel, 96, formerly of Annandale Va, passed away peacefully on August 16, 2017. Edward was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 16, 1921 to Joseph and Julia Giordana Minkel and spent most of his years traveling around the world serving his country. He was commissioned into the US Army as a Private in 1943 and rose to the rank of Colonel, which was bestowed upon him in 1974. During his...
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Daralice M. DiSabatino

December 31, 1945 - August 16, 2017

Daralice "Darby/Dar" DiSabatino Darby passed away peacefully in her home in Atlantic Beach, FL surrounded by her loving family and friends including Jackson, her canine best buddy, on August 16, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer. She maintained her special warmth, infectious smile and love for others throughout her disabling illness. While Darby had many gifts, perhaps...
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John Joseph Gilsenan

November 27, 1947 - August 15, 2017

John Joseph Gilsenan, age 69, passed away in Jacksonville, Florida on August 15, 2017.Born November 27, 1947, in Newark, New Jersey, to the late Thomas Vincent Gilsenan Sr., and Ann Leblein Gilsenan. He courageously and honorably served the community and department of the East Orange Police Department. After retirement he then moved to Jacksonville, Florida with his family. John Joseph Gilsenan...
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Sandra Johnson Frank

March 13, 1939 - August 15, 2017

Sandra Gale Johnson Colley Frank Neptune Beach, FL Sandra Frank, born March 13, 1938, Jacksonville Beach, FL, passed away peacefully, in Jacksonville Beach, FL on August 15, 2017, following a five year fight with cancer. There will be a visitation on September 22, 2017 at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 1701 Beach Blvd., FL from 6:00pm to 8:00pm; Services will be on September 23rd at Oceanside...
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Margaret Russell Scully

October 14, 1926 - August 15, 2017

Margaret Russell Scully, 90, died peacefully at her home in Jacksonville Beach, Florida on August 15, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Howard and Juliette Russell; her husband John F. Scully; siblings Nellie (Elmore) Pinder and Buddy Russell. She leaves one daughter Johnna (Del) Ware; two grandchildren, Lynn (Bill) Conover and Karen (Chris Tasker) Keys; three great...
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Roger H. Portzer

October 20, 1927 - August 14, 2017

Roger Portzer was born in 1927, during the depression in St. Mary's, PA. He was the second son of six born to a farming couple, Edwin Portzer and Madeline Hess Portzer. They had moved around and worked at different farms. The entire Portzer family worked in the fields. When Roger was a teenager, they finally settled in at their own truck farm in Northeastern Ohio. He was a hard worker and a very...
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James Allen Johnson

June 15, 1949 - August 12, 2017

James Allen Johnson passed away on August 12, 2017. James was 68 years old. James is predeceased by his parents and his son - Michael Shirk. James is survived by his daughter - Cissy (Nelson) Reagan; his son - Hugo (Debbie) Rossignol ; his brothers - Billy Joe (Sheryl) Johnson; Curtis (Rita) Johnson; his sisters - Suzette (David) Fowler; Tangie (Lamar) Self; Sara Johnson; Rose Johnson; Francine...
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Roberto Victorio Mario Milam

March 1, 1951 - August 9, 2017

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Virginia Louise Taylor Edwards

April 13, 1922 - August 8, 2017

Virginia Taylor Edwards, 95, of Jacksonville, passed away on August 8, 2017. She was born April 13, 1922 in Palatka, Florida, the second of four children of Louis and Priscilla Taylor. Her family moved to Jacksonville and she grew up on a farm on the Northside. She attended Norwood Elementary and Kirby Smith Junior High before graduating from Andrew Jackson High in January 1940. Virginia married...
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Amy Simmons Coleman

March 27, 1962 - August 5, 2017

Amy Simmons Coleman was born in Providence, RI on March 27, 1962. She spent most of her early years a resident of Jamestown, RI, the daughter of Bay Voyage Inn innkeepers Fred and Nancy Coleman. She was a graduate of North Kingstown High School. In 1987 she met the love of her life, Kathy Sherman, and moved to Atlantic Beach, FL. Amy passed away at her Atlantic Beach home on August 5, 2017....
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Barbara Chastain Sullivan

June 8, 1951 - August 5, 2017

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Leslie Alvin Brandies

September 24, 1940 - August 3, 2017

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Othneil Joseph Fisher

March 22, 1932 - July 29, 2017

Othneil Joseph Fisher, age 85, passed away on July 29, 2017 in Jacksonville, FL. He was born in Georgetown, Guyana to Othneil and Lena Fisher. Mr. Fisher has been a resident of the Jacksonville area since 2002. He is a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Prior to retirement he was a Sales Manager for the Airline industry. He is survived by his wife of Barbara Fisher, four sons, Donald,...
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Donna W. BYRD

July 16, 1927 - July 28, 2017

Donna Walker Byrd passed away on July 28, 2017. Donna was 90 years old. Donna is predeceased by her loving husband, Marion E. Byrd; her parents, Ernest and Glendora Walker of Athens, PA; her brother, Robert Lee Walker of Athens, PA. Donna is survived by her nephews James (Jim) L. Walker (Carolyn) of Greene, NY, Michael Walker (Trish) of Uxbridge, MA; David Walker (Rita) of Sayre, PA., several...
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Doris Jane Sedgley

December 18, 1922 - July 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Beaches Chapel by Hardage-Giddens, Jacksonville Beach, FL.
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Melvin Grant Clark

January 28, 1931 - July 26, 2017

Melvin (Mel) Grant Clark, 86, succumbed to his injuries on July 26, 2017. His son Grant preceded him in death. His wife, Gayle; daughter, Darlene Crockett; stepdaughters, Donna Scott and Tamara Damico; stepson, Daniel Kasza; brothers, Bernie and Bob; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren survive him. The family will receive friends at HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Beach Blvd.,...
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David P. Marston

June 10, 1940 - July 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Beaches Chapel by Hardage-Giddens, Jacksonville Beach, FL.
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Margaret Lie-Nielsen

May 8, 1944 - July 22, 2017

Ms. Margaret S. Lie-NielsenMs. Margaret S. Lie-Nielsen, age 74 of Broxton, Georgia, passed away on Saturday July 22, 2017 at the McGraw Center for Caring in Jacksonville, Fl. after a courageous battle with cancer. A native of South Georgia, Margaret graduated from Broxton High School in 62', South Georgia College in 64', Georgia Southern in 66' with a degree in education and then obtained her...
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Robert J. Schnitzer

July 23, 1945 - July 21, 2017

Robert Jay Schnitzer, died on Friday, July 21, 2017, after a battle with cancer. He was born July 23, 1945, in Houston, Texas, and grew up there.Robert attended Washington University in St. Louis, where he met his wife of 50 years, Judy, at Freshman Camp. After graduation, they married and moved to Los Angeles, where he worked as a consulting pension actuary.Robert is survived by his wife, Judy...
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William Harden Waesche

January 12, 1934 - July 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Beaches Chapel by Hardage-Giddens, Jacksonville Beach, FL.
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Marie Irene Raynor

September 16, 1921 - July 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Beaches Chapel by Hardage-Giddens, Jacksonville Beach, FL.
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