Roberts Funeral Home, Bruce Chapel West

The Roberts family has always believed that families deserve unwavering respect and dignity during the entire funeral experience. And it is that family principle which has earned Roberts an unsurpassed reputation throughout Marion County. At Roberts Funeral Homes, we believe that every life is unique. The choices you make to celebrate that life can also be as unique and personalized as you wish. And for those interested in the benefits of planning their arrangements in advance, Roberts Funeral Homes and Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. Roberts Funeral Homes The first Roberts Funeral Home location had its beginning in 1898 when Mr. C.V. Roberts began operating a funeral home in conjunction with his furniture store in Ocala. As the population of Marion County grew and the call for funerals increased, the furniture store was phased out. In 1937, C.V. Roberts passed his funeral business to his son, Edgar S. Roberts. Edgar soon became a community pillar, giving generously to local charities and the arts. He took an active role in civic organizations, and maintained building the Roberts' image of "dignity and caring." The family tradition continued when the business passed to Terry S. Roberts, Edgar's son, in 1992. Following his father's example, Terry also became involved with community clubs and activities, especially youth events. He is an avid supporter of local agricultural and rodeo events, and twice chaired the Southeastern Youth Fair held annually in Ocala. In 1998, Roberts Funeral Home merged with three other funeral homes in Marion County. Bruce Ocala Funeral Home, founded by Roger Wayne Bruce, added two locations : one in east Ocala and the other in the rapidly growing area of west Marion County. Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens This perpetual care cemetery offers 40 acres of beautiful rolling countryside in southwest Ocala. Established during the 1960s, Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens offers ground burial, mausoleum entombment, lawn crypts and cremation niches plus monument and nonmonument sections. Good Shepherd currently has four mausoleums, two chapels and a meditation area. Private family plots and private family mausoleums are also available. The U.S. government offers very generous burial benefits to veterans, their spouses and their eligible children. Our staff takes pride in helping these families receive everything they deserve. The large Veterans Garden of Honor is one of our most popular sections.


Our Obituaries

Josephine H. Drago

November 12, 1934 - June 12, 2014

Josephine (Josie) Drago, 79, of Ocala, FL, slipped away peacefully Thursday morning, June 12, 2014. She was born Josephine Gertrude Helen Muscat, a mischievous, spirited child, to the late Publio Muscat and Helen (Delia) O'Brien in B'kira, Malta on November 12, 1934. Her indomitable spirit helped her through her pain and sorrows, and multiplied her blessings when times were good. From the age of...
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Harold R. Loomis

July 19, 1940 - June 10, 2014

Harold "Hal" Loomis, 73, of Ocala passed away June 10, 2014. Born in Parkersburg, IL, he came to this area 17 years ago from Atlanta, GA. He was a retired sales executive for Lucent Technologies and a US Navy Veteran, having served on the USS English. Hal also enjoyed golf and traveling. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Lois K. Loomis; daughters, Tamara Serrato and her children...
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Leonard Perry Temple

July 9, 1933 - June 8, 2014

Leonard Perry Temple, Jr. "Sonny", 80, of Dunnellon, passed away June 8, 2014. Born in Westerville, OH, he came to this area 14 years ago from Columbus, OH. He was a retired lineman for the Timken Roller Bearing Co. and a US Army Veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Temple was a member of the AMVETS, Fraternal Order of Eagles and was a Teamster. He enjoyed golf, bowling and bingo. He is survived...
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Moses Campbell

January 13, 1931 - June 5, 2014

Moses Campbell was born in Corsicana, Texas in 1930. Life had many challenges for him. Determined to make the very best of life he joined the Army at the age of 16, serving in the US Army, first with the 82d Airborne Division and then Special Forces, for 27 years. Upon retirement from the Army he purchased a Western Auto franchise. Later he sold the store and went to work with the Commissary...
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Billy G. Lauderman

September 23, 1934 - June 4, 2014

Billy G. Lauderman was born in Huntington, West Virginia on September 23, 1934 to the late Lester and Gertrude Lauderman. He was preceded in death by his sister Georgina Jones Lauderman. He passed away on June 4, 2014 at 2:55 pm at the age of 79 at his home in Ocala, FL. He was first and foremost a HUSBAND and FATHER before anything else. He served his country in the United States Navy where...
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Edward Joseph McNamara, Sr.

October 9, 1924 - June 2, 2014

Mr. Edward Joseph McNamara Sr., 89, passed away in Ocala, FL on June 2, 2014. Mr. McNamara was born in New York City, NY on October 9, 1924. He was a retired textile business owner and after retirement he raised and trained Thoroughbred and Polo horses. He was a US Navy veteran, moved to this area in 1987 from New York and was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church. He was preceded in death...
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Russell Verne Westgate

January 23, 1932 - May 28, 2014

Mr. Russell Verne Westgate, 82, passed away in Ocala, FL on May 28, 2014. He was born in Camanche, Iowa on January 23, 1932. He was retired from Hospital Maintenance and was formerly a Benedictine Monk with St. Bede Abbey. He is preceded in death by his first wife Janet and his parents. He moved to this area in 1993 from Davenport, Iowa. Russell was a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church...
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mary Elizabeth Trucksess

October 1, 1924 - May 25, 2014

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Trucksess, 89, Of Ocala, FL passed away at Legacy Hospice House on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Mary was born in Allentown, PA on October 1, 1924 to parents, Ralph and Charlotte (Engelhart) Mast. She moved to Ocala 33 years ago from Ft Lauderdale, FL. She was formerly a secretary for the Marion County Humane Society. She started as a volunteer with the Marion County Sheriff's Dept...
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Ruth V. Martin

June 8, 1934 - May 25, 2014

Ruth V. Martin, of Ocala, went to be with the Lord on May 25, 2014. Born in Buffalo, NY to Stephanus and Hedwig (Fardig) Peterson, she moved to Ocala from North Kingstown, RI in 1978. Ruth graduated from Kensington High School in Buffalo, NY, and for a time was employed in the computer department of Twin Coach Aircraft Co. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Marion Oakes and was an...
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Mary "Jody" Hough

July 19, 1945 - May 25, 2014

Mary Jo "Jody" Hough, 68, of Ocala, passed away May 25, 2014 at Hospice's Legacy House. She was born in Montgomery, Alabama, to Robert Lowell Abernathy and Mary Louise (Hill) Abernathy on July 19, 1945, and is predeceased in death by her father. Jody is survived by her husband, Kenneth Hough of Ocala, FL; mother, Louise Abernathy of FL; 2 sisters; Florence Paulene; and Inell McKinstry, both of AL...
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Loretta E. Mattoon

March 23, 1930 - May 21, 2014

Loretta E. Mattoon, 84 of Ocala, Florida died peacefully on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. She was born 23 March 1930 in Barre, Vermont to Ida and Frank Calcagni. Both of whom died before Loretta was a teenager. In 1942 she was adopted by loving parents Harold and Alice Kendell of Barre, Vermont. She graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre, Vt and from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio...
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William J. Cauchi

May 28, 1943 - May 7, 2014

Mr. William J. Cauchi, 70, passed away in Ocala, FL on May 7, 2014. He was born in New York City, NY on May 28, 1943. He was a Police officer serving 25 years for the City of Miami, FL Police Dept. and as the Belleview Police Chief prior to finally retiring. He was a US Marine Corps veteran. He moved to this area in 1989 from Miami, FL. He was a past Grand Knight and member of Queen of Peace...
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Paul James Ruppe

August 14, 1936 - May 1, 2014

Mr. Paul James Ruppe, 77, of Ocala, FL passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Hospice Legacy House. He was born in Houghton, MI on August 14, 1936 to parents, Joseph and Lenore (Yelland) Ruppe. Paul was a US Air Force veteran. He retired as an electrical engineer for Purdue University. Paul was very active with the Boy Scouts of America for over 45 years, serving as a Commissioner for Marion...
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Paul Robert Brinker

May 10, 1926 - April 30, 2014

Ocala - Paul Robert Brinker, 87, of Ocala. Passed away peacefully April 30, 2014. Born in Delmont, Pa. he came to this area 25 years ago after retiring from Westinghouse Union Switch and Signal. He was a board member of the Home Owners Association of Palm Cay, where he lived. He was also an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ocala. Proceeded in death by his wife Dolores Brinker....
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Ruby Lucille Grube

March 22, 1936 - April 29, 2014

Mrs. Ruby Lucille Grube, 78, of Ocala, FL passed away peacefully on April 29, 2014 at Legacy Hospice House. Ruby was born in Vernon, Illinois on March 22, 1936 to parents, Charles and Wava (Speer) Rosenbaum. She married Roger Grube on October 14, 1961. For many years, she was a ceramics instructor. Ruby and Roger loved to travel to the Hawaiian Islands and had the privilege to go several times....
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Eleanor Marie Matea

December 4, 1934 - April 23, 2014

Mrs. Eleanor Marie Matea, 79, passed away in Key West, FL on April 23, 2014. She was born in Houtzdale, PA on December 4, 1934. She was a retired Nurse and was a very dedicated caregiver. Eleanor was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala, FL. She was a devoted loving mother. She moved to this area in 1997 from Key West, FL. Eleanor is survived by a daughter: Karen Richards (Paul) of...
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Epifanio DeJesus

April 16, 1937 - April 18, 2014


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Donald Pothul

April 17, 2014

Donald Pothul, 81, passed away on April 17th at Legacy House Hospice. Donald was born in Great Barrington, MA. He was an Artist and retired Art Teacher from Enfield, CT. In 1973 the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum accepted his original painting, "Renaissance Man II" as part of their exhibit. Donald served as Docent for the Appleton Museum of Art. He is survived by his greatly beloved wife of 56...
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Robert Hans Kramer, Sr.

April 19, 1924 - April 15, 2014

Mr. Robert Hans Kramer Sr., 89, passed away on April 15, 2014 after an extensive battle with cancer. He is survived by his Son Robert H. Kramer Jr. (Kim); Jeffrey D. Halter (Jackie); A daughter Kimberly Suzanne Kramer (Mike) and his loving Life companion Mariann Brosh. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren and Mariann's five children, ten grandchildren and...
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Woodrow "Woody" Gatehouse

July 10, 1948 - April 15, 2014

Mr. Woodrow C. Gatehouse "Woody" passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Ocala Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 17th from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM at Roberts Funeral Homes Bruce Chapel West, 6241 SW Hwy 200, with a prayer service at 6:00 PM. Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery at 1:30 PM Friday, April 18th, with military honors. Please visit...
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Apolonia "Polly" Musiel

August 9, 1926 - April 13, 2014

MUSIEL, APOLONIA A. Ocala - Mrs. Apolonia A.Musiel "Polly" passed away at Legacy Hospice House on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Polly was born in Lackawanna, NY on August 9, 1926. She was the proud owner of "Cakes By Polly", making any type of wedding cakes. Polly moved to Ocala from West Palm Bch, FL in 1980 and became a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her...
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Kenneth L. Volk

September 3, 1929 - April 12, 2014

Mr. Kenneth L. Volk, 84, passed away in Ocala, FL on April 12, 2014. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on September 3, 1929. He was a US Navy Veteran. He was a retired Tool and Die Engineer. He is a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church and the Angelo Santos VFW (life member) both of Ocala. Ken loved sports especially baseball and played baseball for OTOW. He moved to this area in 1991 from Long...
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Richard David Fuller

May 9, 1930 - April 10, 2014

Mr. Richard D. Fuller of Dunnellon, FL went home to be with the Lord Thursday April 10, 2014 from the Legacy Hospice House in Ocala. Richard is a second generation Florida native. He is an Army Veteran and retired from Burroughs Corp. He was a member of Dunnellon Presbyterian Church for over 20 years. He is survived by his loving wife Helen of 56 years; one son David Fuller, a daughter Lynda...
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Matti Tapio Palmu

June 18, 1928 - April 8, 2014

Mr. Matti T. Palmu of Ocala, FL went home to be with his Lord, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Matti was born in Finland in 1928. He immigrated to Canada with his parents, brother and his brother's wife in the late 1940's. He met his wife, Loraine, at Suomi College in the upper peninsula of Michigan. They eventually settled in Fenton, Michigan. Matti worked as a carpenter until 1996, when they...
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Helen Chapek Spoolstra

August 23, 1922 - March 29, 2014

Mrs. Helen C. Spoolstra, 91, of Ocala, Fl passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Legacy Hospice House. Helen was born in Chicago, Il on August 23, 1922 to parents, Ladimir and Anna (Wiedemann) Chapek. She has been an Ocala resident since 1969, moving here from Island Lake, Il. Helen retired as a Senior Inspector for Martin Marietta. She was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in...
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Wilma E. Ausflug

July 31, 1932 - March 24, 2014

Wilma E. Ausflug (Nee Dobkoski) Loving wife of the late Fred J. Ausflug III of Ocala, Florida; mother of Fred J Ausflug the IV of Kelleys Island, Ohio; Christiane Anderson of Lakewood, Ohio and Christopher Ausflug of Euclid, Ohio. Grandmother of six and Great Grandmother of nine, entered into rest March 24, 2014.
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Bruce E. Flaig

October 27, 1936 - March 24, 2014

Mr. Bruce E. Flaig, 77, passed away in Ocala, FL on March 24, 2014. He was born on October 27, 1936 in Whitewater, WI. Bruce was a retired salesman. He moved to this area in 2001 from Alabama. He is preceded in death by a daughter, Gloria. Bruce was a fun loving, happy person that always made others happy. He enjoyed RVing and camping. Bruce is survived by his loving wife Johnnie of 46 years. Two...
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Myrtle Celestine Akins

May 18, 1925 - March 22, 2014

Mrs. Myrtle Celestine Akins passed away on March 22, 2014 at her daughter's home in Ocala, FL. Celestine as she was called, was born in Richmond, VA on May 18, 1925 and moved to Jacksonville, FL at the age of 14. Her parents were Horace and Mary Jane McGraw. Celestine is preceded in death by her husband Thomas T. Akins after almost 73 years of marriage, her parents and her sister, Virginia Lee...
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Jean Egger

March 11, 1928 - March 21, 2014

Jean Egger, 86, of Ocala passed away March 21, 2014. Born in Miami, FL she came to this area in 1974 from the Panama Canal Zone. She was a retired computer teacher from Reddick Collier Elementary School and a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. She was a pilot, hunter, diver and enjoyed boating swimming and the beach. She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, George; children,...
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Francis Frank Vautier

May 7, 1940 - March 18, 2014

Mr. Francis "Frank" Joseph Vautier. 73, of Ocala, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Frank was born in Bellingham, WA on May 7, 1940 to parents, George and Allegra (O'Rouark) Vautier. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He attended St Michaels College in Santa Fe, NM. He worked for over 20 years for U.S. News and World Report in Washington, DC. Frank was preceded in death by his...
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Alan R. White

January 20, 1942 - March 15, 2014

Mr. Alan R. White, 72, of Ocala, passed away at his residence on March 15, 2014. Alan was born in New York, NY on January 20, 1942 to parents, Frederick and Thelma (Page) White. Alan served in the US Air Force in Korea. . He was an accomplished mechanic and was a Florida resident since 1979. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Bill White. Survivors include his wife of 35 yeas...
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Daniel Richard Whitbeck

June 27, 1940 - March 14, 2014

Daniel Richard Whitbeck 73, of Ocala, Florida, died Friday, March 14, 2014 after a courageous six month battle with cancer. Dan was born in Salisbury, Connecticut on June 27, 1940 to the late C. Ward Whitbeck and Loretta (Pitcher) Whitbeck. He attended Housatonic Valley Regional High School. He owned and operated Whitbeck's Tree Service, and served on the Monterey Police Department for several...
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Monica T. Sullivan

May 20, 1930 - March 14, 2014

Mrs. Monica T. Sullivan, 83, passed away in Ocala, FL on March 14, 2014. She was born on May 20, 1930 in Pittsburgh, PA. She is predeceased by her loving husband Edward of 59 years, whom she married in 1949. She was a retired hospital billing clerk. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her greatest joy was the time spent with her family. A devoted Catholic and member of Queen of Peace...
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Howard "Stan" LeCain

March 30, 1931 - March 10, 2014

H.S LeCain, Sr. Mr. Howard Stanley "Stan" LeCain Sr., 82, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014. He was born on March 30, 1931, the son of Thomas L. and Gladys (Dickey) LeCain in Miami, FL. Stan was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and a loyal friend. He loved fishing, painting, antique furniture restoration, was an incredible cook, and a lover of all animals. He will be most...
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Eileen B. Sipher

February 4, 1941 - March 10, 2014

EILEEN B. SYPHER, 73 Eileen B. Sypher, 73, of Ocala, passed away Monday, March 10th, 2014. Eileen was born in Brooklyn, NY, on February 4th, 1941. She spent her early years in Bay Ridge, then Hicksville and Baldwin, NY, through her school years. Eileen graduated high school at Queen of The Rosary Academy in Amityville and attended Oswego State University. Eileen married her childhood...
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Stella A. Dlhosh

February 7, 1930 - March 7, 2014

Mrs. Stella A. Dlhosh, 84, of Ocala, FL died at her residence on March 7, 2014. Mrs. Dlhosh was born in Yonkers, NY on February 7, 1930 to parents, Martin and Bessie (Slota) Dragon. Stella was a proud homemaker and caregiver, especially for her husband, William. She also enjoyed bowling and golf. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Dlhosh on December 20, 2013. She was loved and will...
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Marlene Jean Dickmann

December 26, 1934 - February 17, 2014

Marlene Jean Dickmann, 79, of Ocala Florida died Monday night, February 17th, 2014. Marlene was born on December 26th, 1934 to Robert and Marcella Schmitt (Jos Schmitt and Sons Construction Co) of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. She was the fourth of five children. She graduated from Sheboygan Central High School in 1954 and married David J. Dickmann of Franklin Wisconsin on September 24, 1955. ...
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William Aitken Stewart Cromarty

July 2, 1926 - February 12, 2014

William Aitken Stewart Cromarty of Ocala, Florida [formerly Of New Jersey] passed away on February 12, 2014 in Ocala, FL. Bill was born in Windsor, Ontario, to Andrew Stewart Cromarty and Margaret Aitken Cromarty. He graduated from The Ontario Agricultural College in the class of 1951. After being awarded a PhD from Michigan State University he began a successful and distinguished career as a...
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Martha L. Teeter

February 12, 1923 - February 10, 2014

Mrs. Martha L. Teeter, 90, of Ocala, FL passed away on February 10, 2014. She was born in Manmouth, IL on February 12, 1923. She was a homemaker. She moved to this area in 2001 from Ashville, NC. She loved embroidery. She was a loving mother and is survived by two daughters: Sandra Smith (John) and Paula Harrison (George) all of Ocala, FL. One son: Gary L. Teeter (Dianna) of Sarasota, FL. Four...
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Allan G. Adams

March 12, 1931 - January 31, 2014

Mr. Allan G. Adams, 82, passed away in Ocala, FL on January 31, 2014. He was born in Melville, Saskatchewan on March 12, 1931. He is retired from the Canadian air Force after 37 ½ years. Allan is preceded in death by his parents Jacob and Emma Adam and Margaret Adams (1st wife).He was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Ocala. He is survived by his loving wife June of 18 years. Two sons:...
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Sonja Mary Minton

November 29, 1939 - January 29, 2014

Sonja Minton, 74, of Ocala passed away on January 29, 20014 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Essex County, England. She was previously of North Syracuse, NY. She is survived by her sons: George (Karin); Charles; James (Gail). One daughter: Carol Hall. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
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Lucille B. Palau

January 22, 1927 - January 27, 2014

Mrs. Lucille B. Palau, 87, passed away on January 27, 2014 in Ocala, FL. She was born in Black Rock, AR on January 22, 1927. She was a homemaker and a avid horsewoman. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Francis of 59 years. She is survived by her son: Douglas Palau and his wife Lynda of Los Angeles, CA and her daughter: Carla M. Palau and her husband Jim McIntyre of Medford, MA and...
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Gyneth Heloese Bennett

January 12, 1923 - January 27, 2014

Mrs. Gyneth Heloese Bennett, 91, passed away in Lake City, FL on January 27, 2014. She was born in Pandora, OH on January 12, 1923. Heloese was a US Navy Communications Specialist during WWII. She was a retired Accountant. She moved to this area in 1985 from Columbus, GA. She was a charter member of the Ocala West United Methodist Church in Ocala and was a member of Women of the Sea Services of...
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Harry Boyko

September 24, 1922 - January 25, 2014

Mr. Harry Boyko, 91, passed away at Legacy Hospice on January 25, 2014. He was born in Natrona, PA and moved to Ocala in 1987. At Age 18, he enlisted in the Army and served as a Captain in the Army Corps of Engineers in WWII and the Korean Conflict. The Distinguished Unit Badge was one of the numerous medals awarded to him during his time of service. After the war, he earned a degree in Chemical...
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Warren A. Smith, Sr.

April 30, 1941 - January 15, 2014

Mr. Warren A. Smith Sr. passed away in Ocala, FL on January 15, 2014. He was born in Allentown, PA on April 30, 1941. He retired as a Salvation Army Minister after 45 years. He moved to this area in 2007 from Chestnut Ridge, NY. He is survived by his loving wife Diana of 50 years. Two sons: Warren Smith Jr. and Joan of Glen Ridge, NJ and Brian Smith and Lisa of Fairfield, NJ. One daughter: Jill...
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Theodore S. Grohoski

March 25, 1922 - December 23, 2013

Mr. Theodore S. Grohoski, 91, passed away in Ocala, FL on December 23, 2013. He was born in Thomaston, CT on March 25, 1922. He was a retired Electronics Engineer for Timex. Theodore was a professional Musician and a leader of his band Tempo 4. He was a member of the Ocala Moose Lodge and Ocala American Legion. He and his wife moved to this area in 1983 from Woodbury, CT. He is survived by his...
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Nancy E. Gartland

March 19, 1937 - December 20, 2013

Mrs. Nancy E. Gartland, 76, passed away in Ocala, FL on December 20, 2013. She was born in Greenwood, NY on March 19, 1937. Nancy was a retired Registered Nurse in NY. She and her husband moved to this area in 1998 from Rochester, NY. Nancy is survived by her loving husband Vernon of 54 years. She leaves a daughter: Linda Key (James) of Chester, VA. A son: Thomas Gartland (Candace) of Lousia, VA....
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William John Dlhosh

December 16, 1927 - December 20, 2013

William John Dlhosh, 86, of Ocala passed away December 20, 2013. Born in Yonkers, NY he came to this area 21 years ago from Wappingers Falls, NY. He was a US Navy Veteran of WWII, retired railroad conductor and a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Mr. Dlhosh enjoyed hunting, golf, the New York Giants, the New York Mets and Notre Dame Football. He was a member of Prestige 55, the United...
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Fred John Ausflug III

June 10, 1928 - December 15, 2013

Mr. Fred John Ausflug III passed away in Ocala, FL on December 15, 2013. He was born in Cleveland, OH on June 10, 1928. Fred was a retired carpenter. He moved to this area in 1995 from Euclid, OH. He was a lifetime member of the Carpenters Union, a member of the American Legion and the VFW also a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. He is survived by his loving wife Wilma of 62 years. Three...
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William S. Sorsby

May 20, 1923 - December 6, 2013

Mr. William S. Sorsby, 90, passed away in Dunnellon, FL on December 6, 2013. He was born in Passaic, NJ on May 20, 1923. He was a retired US Army Captain and he also served in the Navy Seabee's during WWII. A gathering of friends will take place at Roberts Funeral Homes Bruce Chapel West 6241 SW SR# 200 (352) 854-2266 on Tuesday December 10th from 8-10AM. A graveside service will take place at...
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Carl D. McVay

February 24, 1918 - December 2, 2013

Carl D McVay, 02-24-2018 to 12-02-2013. At the age of 95, Carl McVay passed away in his sleep on Dec 2nd, 2013. Carl is the last surviving member of 9 children. Born in Rockford, OH, Carl served as a pilot in the Army Air Corps and was Honorably Discharged receiving a WW2 Victory Medal and an American Theater Service Medal. Carl began his career in the family business, McVay Lumber Company, then...
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Margaret M. Slhroyer

April 1, 1938 - November 30, 2013

Mrs. Margaret M. Shroyer, 75, passed away in Ocala, FL on November 30, 2013. She was born in Chicago, IL on April 1, 1938. She was a retired supervisor at Am. Air Filters. She was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala. She is survived by her loving husband Wayne of 37 years. Three sisters: Joan Rudd, Jackie Ross both of IL. And Pauline Goodrich of TN. Two daughters: Dawn Barnum...
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William L. Letts, Sr.

November 9, 1925 - November 27, 2013

William Larue Letts, Sr., 88, of Ocala passed away November 27, 2013. He was the son of Harold Clark and Kittie Maud (Watkins) Letts. He is survived by his daughter, Christine (Edwin) Watts of Elmira, NY and son, William (Roberta) Letts, Jr. of Painted Post, NY. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley; brothers, Harold, Jr. and Lawrence and sisters, Florence, Doris, Marion, Janice, Betty...
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Rose M. Creed

September 18, 1925 - November 26, 2013


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Sylvia Mark

August 11, 1920 - November 24, 2013

Mrs. Sylvia Mark,93, gently passed on Sunday November 24, 2013. She was born in Philadelphia on August 11, 1920. She was predeceased by Edward her loving husband of 70 years and a son Mitchell. Sylvia is survived by her children: Marsha, Jonathan and Judy and her friends at the Windsor of Ocala. A graveside service will take place at the Temple Beth Shalom Cemetery on north Magnolia Ave. in...
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Arline M. Morse

March 16, 1923 - November 23, 2013

Mrs. Arline M. Morse, 90, passed away in Ocala, FL on November 23, 2013. She was born in Malden Ma on March 16, 1923. She was a retired Registered Nurse. She was a member of Joy Lutheran Church and the Order of Moose both in Ocala, FL. She moved to this area in 1976 from Yarmouth, ME. She is predeceased by her loving husband Warren of 46 years. She was a volunteer at Munroe regional Medical...
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Florence Barrett

December 11, 1915 - November 18, 2013


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Marcel H Delorme

January 14, 1928 - November 13, 2013

Mr. Marcel H Delorme passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Kindred Hospital in Ocala, FL. Marcel was born in Montreal Quebec, Canada on January 14, 1928 to parents, Henri and Rosa (Helie) Delorme. He was a tool and die maker and owned his own business. He was known for sculpting birds and ducks, and enjoyed duck hunting. He moved to Ocala from Rochester, NY in 1986. He is survived by his...
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Dolores Joan Brinker

June 8, 1935 - November 11, 2013

Dolores Joan Brinker, 78, of Ocala passed away November 11, 2013. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, she came to this area 25 years ago from Irwin, PA. She was a retired medical records clerk and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ocala. Mrs. Brinker also volunteered with the church as an usher, greeter, cook, arranging flowers on the alter and also helped with communion. She is survived by...
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Raymond C Gunn

August 5, 1924 - November 11, 2013

Raymond C Gunn – 89, quietly passed away Nov. 11, 2013 in Ocala, FL. Born in Detroit Michigan on August 5, 1924, Ray is the son of the late Robert & Harriette (Lunn) Gunn. He is proceeded in death by his sister Katherine J Arnold. After being a B17 pilot in the Army Air Corps in WWII, Ray worked in Law Enforcement in Detroit – retiring as a Detective-Sergeant in 1973. He also worked as Chief...
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Donal O. Grant

March 31, 1935 - November 9, 2013

Mr. Donal O. Grant 78, passed away in Ocala on November 9, 2013. He was born in Quincy, Illinois on Sunday, March 31, 1935. He was the son of Amos and Hattie Grant. He was a member of The Loyal Order of Moose wherein he enjoyed playing darts with teams; member of the VFW Post #4781; Oak Run Motorcycle Club "where over 60 is nifty"; and a volunteer at Munroe Regional Medical Center; all in...
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Earnest Candler Duke

February 3, 1926 - November 5, 2013

Mr. Earnest Candler Duke, 87, passed away in Ocala, FL on November 5, 2013. He was born on February 3, 1926 in Atlanta; GA. Earnest was a US Navy Veteran. He was a retired Bell South engineer. He was a member of IEEE in Miami, FL, Junior Achievement, Lifetime member of Pioneers of America. He moved to this area in 1991 from Hartwelll, GA. He is survived by his loving wife Bobbie of 67 years. One...
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Donald Sheppard Crawford, Jr.

January 20, 1954 - November 2, 2013

Donald Sheppard Crawford, Jr., age 59, passed away on November 2, 2013. He grew up in Orlando and was a longtime resident of the Ocala area. He was born on January 20, 1954, in Vallejo, Ca. to Donald and Mary Ann Crawford. He graduated from Maynard Evans High School in Orlando in 1972. He made his career with Orlando Steel Enterprise and was President and CEO at the time of his death. He met the...
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Alfred Nisbett

November 22, 1922 - October 21, 2013

Mr. Alfred Nisbett, 90, passed away in Ocala, FL on October 21, 2013. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on November 22, 1922. Alfred was a retired Met Life Insurance Salesman. He moved to this area in 1988 from Elmsford, NY. He was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Belleview, FL, Brotherhood of St. Andrew and Cosmopolitan Club of Ocala, Marion Oaks Civic association and the Marion Oaks...
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Leonard Zemblowski

January 18, 1932 - October 13, 2013

Mr. Leonard Zemblowski, 81, passed away in Ocala, Fl on October 13, 2013. He was born in Oconto Falls, WI on January 18, 1932. He retired from the US Air Force after 20 years as a pilot. He moved to this area in 1975 from Winter Park, FL. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Dunnellon, FL and participated in their men's group. Leonard loved fishing and gardening. He is...
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Carol Cohen

January 7, 1928 - October 9, 2013

Mrs. Carol Cohen, age 85, passed away at Harmony House in Ocala, Florida. She was born in Hull, Quebec, Canada. She was a keyboard operator for the stock exchange. Carol is survived by her husband Allen Cohen of Ocala, Florida, sons Paul and Thomas McNicholas; daughter Donna Wedel; 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
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Jean Marie Zierold-Miller

July 5, 1917 - October 7, 2013

Jean Zierold-Miller, 96, of Ocala, FL, formerly of Weirton, WV, went to be with our Lord on October 7, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Zierold and her second husband, Marion H. Miller. She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Zierold of Chester, WV, Shirley Strauss and husband, Charles, of Ocala, FL, and Mary Beth Clymer and husband, Ron, of Decatur, AL; four...
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Katherine Foote

October 31, 1912 - October 5, 2013

FOOTE, KATHERINE - Passed away peacefully on October 5, 2013 with her loving son Arthur and daughter Priscilla by her side. She was 26 days short of her 101st birthday. Her wonderful heart started beating on October 31, 1912 and carried her through life non-stop for 36,839 days until it finally decided it was time for Kitty's next big adventure. There was not one of those days on Earth that...
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Paul H Lane

April 29, 1945 - September 28, 2013

Reverend Paul H. Lane, 68, of Summerfield, FL passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Tuscany Hospice House in Summerfield. Paul was born on April 29, 1945 in Jesup, GA to parents, Earnest and Lorene (Kelly) Lane. He was a Vietnam War veteran, serving in the US Army. Paul was an ace mechanic and enjoyed working with old cars. He retired from the Marion County School board with 18 years of...
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Michelle P. Grimm

December 22, 1957 - September 28, 2013

Mrs. Michelle Grimm, 55, passed away in Ocala, FL on September 28, 2013. She was born in Concordville, PA on December 22, 1957. She worked for the Marion County Public School Board for 13 years. Michelle was a loving wife, mother and Nana. She loved quilting, sewing and gardening. She moved to this area in 1994 from Jupiter, FL. Michelle is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, James. Two...
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Emma Elizabeth Gipe

January 29, 1921 - September 22, 2013

Emma Elizabeth Gipe, 92, of Archer, FL passed away September 22, 2013. She was born in Liguite, Virginia, was a homemaker and Baptist by faith. Mrs. Gipe also enjoyed bingo, doing word search puzzles and anything Mickey Mouse. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Gipe and her daughter, Edna Jurgensmeier . She is survived by her son-in-law George Jurgensmeier of Wesley Chapel, FL; 5...
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Virginia Carballo

May 27, 1931 - September 17, 2013

Mrs. Virginia Carballo, 82, passed away on September 17, 2013 in Ocala, FL. She was born in Orocovis, Puerto Rico on May 27, 1931. She was a retired machine operator at Dressels Bakery for over 30 years. Virginia was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala and loved to play Bingo. She moved to this area in 2002 from Chicago. Virginia is survived by her daughter: Eugenia Montijo...
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Dorothy M. Wallace

April 7, 1927 - September 12, 2013

Dorothy M. Wallace, 86, of Ocala, passed away September 12, 2013. Born to Norval and Hilda ( Boland) Howland, she came to this area from her native, Cincinnati, Ohio 6 years ago. She was a homemaker and Jehovah's Witness by faith. Dorothy loved talking to people about the Bible and taking pictures. She is survived by her sons, Michael, Phillip and his wife Rose of Ocala, Steve and his wife...
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Robert G. Hall

January 30, 1941 - September 1, 2013

Mr. Robert G. Hall, 72, of Ocala, FL, passed away on September 1, 2013. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, on January 30, 1941. He was a US Marine Corps. Veteran. He retired from General Motors in Tarrytown, NY after 30 years as a Maintence Engineer Supervisor. He moved to this area in 1996 from Mahopac, NY. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 39 years Francine. There will be a memorial...
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Karl John Petersen

August 16, 1934 - August 29, 2013

Mr. Karl John Petersen, 79, went on to be with the Lord on August 29, 2013. He was a US Army veteran. He moved to this area in 1999 from Maryland. He was a director of Human Resources. Karl is a former member of The Big Sun Chorus of Barbershop singing and former president of the Friendship Kiwanis. He enjoyed playing Golf. He is preceded in death by his sister Judith Petersen and a brother Paul...
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Marion Margaret Dowie

October 3, 1939 - August 26, 2013

Mrs. Marion Margaret Dowie, 73, passed away in Ocala, FL on August 26, 2013. She was born in Boston, MA on October 3, 1939. She was a homemaker. Marion moved to this area in 1990 from New Hampshire. Marion is predeceased by her loving husband Robert of 47 years and her brother Robert O'Connor. She is survived by her daughter: Susan Dowie of Ocala, FL. Two sons: Kevin Dowie of Windham, New...
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Anthony J. Pernice

December 15, 1956 - August 25, 2013

Mr. Anthony J. Pernice, 56, of Ocala, Florida, passed away on August 25, 2013. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 15, 1956. He was a Restaurant Manager. He moved to this area in 1978 from New York. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years Deborah. Two brothers: Ben Pernice and Marion also James Pernice and Pam, all of Ocala, Florida. Roberts Funeral Homes Bruce Chapel West (352)...
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Ethel D. (Weston) Lebda

January 9, 1923 - August 22, 2013

Ethel D. (Weston) Lebda, a retired Bank Corporate Secretary, widow of Henery J. Lebda, passed away on August 22, 2013 at Legacy Hospice House in Ocala, Florida. A native of Chicago, Il. Mrs. Lebda was the daughter of John Wesley Weston and Annie Cooper Weston Mrs. Lebda came to the Ocala area in 1990 from Mountain Home, Arkansas. She was a roman catholic and a member of Queen of Peace Catholic...
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MaryAnn Miller

January 19, 1946 - August 22, 2013

Mrs. Maryann Miller, 67, of Ocala, Florida, passed away at Ocala Regional Medical Center on Thursday, August 22, 2013. Mrs Miiller was a native of Bronx, NY. She was born there on Saturday, January 19, 1946 to parents, John and Ida (Martone) DeGrazio. She will be greatly missed by those who survive her, including her son, Warren Zollbrecht; son, Brian Zollbrecht and wife, Lisa; son, Michael...
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Cecelia Veronica Berry

July 10, 1929 - August 16, 2013

Mrs. Cecelia Veronica Berry, 84, passed away in Ocala, FL on August 16, 2013. She was born in Bronx, NY on July 10, 1929. She was a homemaker. She moved to this area in 1987 from Tallman, NY. She was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala and was a sacristy woman. She is predeceased by a son Michael John Berry. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years John. A daughter:...
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Ronald James Lloyd

February 3, 1941 - August 16, 2013

Mr. Ronald James Lloyd, 72, passed away in Ocala, FL on August 16, 2013. He was born on February 3, 1941. Ronald was an educator for 35 years. He was a member of the Hospital Auxiliary and St. Theresa's Catholic Church. He was a loving father, husband and grandfather. Ronald is survived by his loving wife of four years Paula Cross Lloyd; a son, Gregory Lloyd and wife Amy of Parrish, FL; a...
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John R. O'Connor

April 8, 1924 - August 8, 2013

Mr. John R. O'Connor, 89, passed away in Ocala, FL on August 8, 2013. He was born in Maspeth, NY on April 8, 1924. He was a US army Veteran. He was a Printing and graphics Salesman. John moved to the Ocala area in 1986 from NY. He was a member of Angelo Santos VFW and ran various golf and bowling leagues at Top of The World Community. John is survived by two sons: Kevin O'Connor and Barbara of...
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Alalia Meridyth Schroder

April 18, 1926 - August 6, 2013

Mrs. Alalia Meridyth Schroder, 87, passed away in Ocala, FL on August 6, 2013. She was born in Tampa, FL on April 18, 1926 and was a lifelong Florida resident. She was a retired US Postal worker. She is survived by her three sisters: Lillian Letourneau and Leo of Tampa, FL; Virginia Hardee of Gainesville, GA and Marguerite Castro and Jim of Citrus Heights, CA. A brother: Olin Jobe and Delorice...
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Miona "Nona" Anne Muldowney

October 25, 1938 - August 2, 2013

Miona "Nona" Anne (Hudson) Muldowney, 74, of Ocala passed away August 2, 2013. Born in Oxford, MS, she came to this area 18 years ago from Springboro, OH. She was a retired optical lab technician and a Catholic by faith. She was a former member of the Angela Santos VFW and their Memorial Honor Guard and enjoyed playing cards, especially Skip-Bo and Euchre with Spruce Creek North Community...
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William K. Gourley

January 15, 1947 - July 31, 2013

Mr. William K. Gourley, 66, passed away in Ocala on July 31, 2013. He was born in Paterson, NJ on January 15, 1947. He was a Lead Operator for PSE&G in NJ. Bill was a member of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction in NJ and Most Worthy Grand Patron of the OES in NJ and DeMolay Legion of Honor. He moved to this area in 2007 from NJ. Bill is preceded in death by a daughter Tina Soto and a brother...
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Robert Joseph Vetrini

November 22, 1924 - July 30, 2013

Mr. Robert Joseph Vetrini, 88, passed away in Ocala, FL on July 30, 2013. He was born in Bayonne, NJ on November 22, 1924. Robert was a US Marine veteran. He was a purchasing officer at a hospital. He is a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala. He moved here in 1993 from, NJ. Robert is survived by his sister-in-law, nephews and cousins that reside in NJ. He is predeceased by his...
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Stanley M Roland

June 12, 1943 - July 23, 2013

Mr. Stan M. Roland, 70, of Ocala, FL passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013 at home under the loving care of his wife. He was born on June 12, 1943 to Freeman and Mattie Thelma (Giddens) Roland in Eastman, GA. He moved back to Ocala in 1983 from Key West, FL. He worked for 25 years and retired in 2013 as a salesman for the Rochester Corporation. He enjoyed weekend golfing, his home, working in his...
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Martin Beckles

November 11, 1961 - July 10, 2013


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Mary Cay Ruppe

March 24, 1935 - July 4, 2013

Mrs. Mary Cay Ruppe, 78, of Ocala, FL passed away on July 4, 2013. She was born in South Bend, IN on March 24, 1935. She was a retired secretary. Mary Cay moved to this area in 1999 from Lafayette, IN. She was a member of our Lady of the Springs Catholic Church, Beta Sigma Phi and the Red Hats all of Ocala. She is preceded in death by a son Patrick Michael. She is survived by her loving husband...
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Florence Braun Decker

October 18, 1915 - July 3, 2013

Mrs. Florence Braun Decker, 97, passed away in Lecanto, FL on July 3, 2013. She was a retired homemaker. Florence moved to central Florida in 1972 from Libertyville, Ill. Florence was predeceased by her loving husband Chester of 65 years. She is survived by two sons: Chester Decker (Helen) of Richland Center, WI and Donald Decker (Carla) of Beverly Hills, FL One daughter: Patricia Baker of...
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Wilda E. Decker

February 7, 1920 - June 23, 2013

Robert Sloan Roberts Funeral Homes Mrs. Wilda E. Decker, 93, passed away in Ocala, Fl on June 23, 2013. She was born in Falls, PA on February 7, 1920. She was a retired Assembly Person at an Electronics Company. Wilda moved to this area in 1991 from Ohio. Wilda is survived by her loving husband Theodore of 44 years. Two daughters: Mary Ann Petrullo of Cape Coral, FL and Joan...
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Darryl R. Jenkins

April 2, 1941 - June 17, 2013

Darryl Rae Jenkins, 72, passed away June 17th, 2013 at his home in Ocala, FL after a battle with cancer. Darryl was born April 2, 1941, in Wyndotte, Michigan. He met the love of his life, his wife Dorothy, whom he was married to for 55 years while attending Lincoln Park High School. Darryl was a successful businessman who ran several companies and owned his own cabinetry business in South Florida...
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Thomas Chalmers Auld

February 21, 1947 - June 16, 2013

Mr. Thomas Chalmers Auld III, passed away in Ocala, FL on June 16, 2013. He was born in Holyoke, MA on February 21, 1947. He was the owner of Mass. Fire Equipment . He was a US Navy veteran. Thomas was a member of The Holyoke Canoe Club in MA. He moved to the Ocala area in 2009 from W. Springfield, MA. Thomas is survived by his loving wife Paula of 23 years. A step-daughter Terri-Ann Roberts and...
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Joseph Michael Gaffney

March 12, 1958 - June 15, 2013

Mr. Joseph Michael Gaffney, 55, of Ocala, FL died on Saturday, June 15, 2013. Joseph was born on March 12, 1958 to the late James Andrew and Sandra Johanna (Griggs) Gaffney in DuBois, PA. Joe graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, PA in 1976. He attended California College of Health Sciences where he earned a certification as a Respiratory Therapist in 1991. Joe worked at DuBois...
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Sharon Benham Falkowski

February 6, 1945 - June 3, 2013

Mrs. Sharon Benham Falkowski, 68, passed away in Ocala, FL on June 3, 2013. She was born in New Haven CT on February 6, 1945. Before her retirement she was a business administrator. She liked flowers, gardening, crafts and home decorating. Sharon was a past president of the Aristocrats Club at Spruce Creek Preserve in Dunnellon, FL where she planned many events for the community. She was...
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John Osborne Westlye

August 31, 1926 - May 13, 2013

John O. Westlye, 86, of Ocala, Florida, died Monday, May 13, 2013, following a courageous battle with cancer. John was a loving husband, father, uncle, and friend. He found great joy in his grandchildren, family, and friends. John was an avid reader and had an extensive knowledge of history and world geography. He was an expert ice hockey player and traveled the globe as a professional hockey...
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Thomas Joseph Halligan, Jr.

August 21, 1931 - May 12, 2013

Mr. Thomas Joseph Halligan, 81 passed away in Ocala, FL on May 12, 2013. He was born in Staten Island, NY on August 21, 1931. Thomas was a Korean War Marine Veteran. He was a retired Dredgeman. He moved to this area in 1991 from Keansburg, NJ. Thomas is survived by his daughter Linda McCarthyand her husband Joseph of Galloway, NJ. A sister Joan Petersen of Staten Island, NY. Three grandchildren:...
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Sarah D. Gustine

August 9, 1920 - May 12, 2013

Mrs. Sarah D. Gustine, 92, passed away in Ocala, FL on May 12, 2013. She was born in Smithfield, NC on August 9, 1920. She was a homemaker. Sarah was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala. She moved to this area in 2002 from Lake Placid, FL. Sarah is survived by her daughter Susan Beauchamp and David of Ocala, FL. One Son Thomas Boyer of Orlando, FL. A daughter-in-law Virginia ...
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Elizabeth E Fritz

February 27, 1943 - May 2, 2013

Ms Elizabeth E. "Betty" Fritz, 70, of Ocala, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Munroe Regional Medical Center. Betty was born in Brooklyn, NY to parents, Frank and Anna (Michaels) Fritz. She retired from the US Postal Service as a LSM operator. Her hobbies after retirement included scrapbooking and playing "Zoo" on the computer. Betty was a long time survivor of breast cancer. She loved to...
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Jacqueline Hahn

January 7, 1925 - April 27, 2013

HAHN, JACQUELINE, 88 Ocala - Jacqueline Hahn was born January 7, 1925 in Lehighton, PA and passed April 27, 2013 in Ocala, FL. She was the daughter of Doris and Howard DeRemer. Jackie was a 1942 graduate of Lehighton High School and the beloved wife of the late Lyster L. Cope and Elwood C. Hahn. She was co-owner/operator of the former J & J Shop, Delaware Ave, Palmerton, PA for 38 years,...
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