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OBITUARY: Zoe L. Webb

Zoe L. Webb, a veteran of Word War II, died Wed., Nov. 26, at 5:05 AM. She was 92. Zoe’s childhood was uncomfortable, and as an only child, her dog took the place of the siblings she never had. It traveled with her everywhere. When World War II broke out in 1939, Zoe was due to go to a “ladies finishing school” in Switzerland, but instead realized an unquestionable opportunity. With her dog in tow, Zoe ran away from home to join the Royal Air Force at the age of 17. The British military was desperate for personnel at the ... Read More »

OBIT: Corinne Josephine (Wood) Landers

Corinne Josephine (Wood) Landers, 88, died peacefully Nov.18, 2014. She was born in Lowell, MA, on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, 1925 to Josephine and Matthew Wood. Married Feb. 24, 1944 to Lawrence A. Landers, the couple lived in Dedham and West Roxbury, Mass. before relocating to Nashua and later to Hollis, N.H. The family built a summer home on Cape Cod and also enjoyed many summers on Bear Island, Lake Winnepasauki, N.H. During World War II, she worked in the Boston shipyard while her husband was serving aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Campbell in the Pacific. She was a ... Read More »

OBITUARY: Ruth E. Roseboom

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Ruth Elaine Roseboom, 82, of Celebration, FL, passed away Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. She was born on Feb. 1, 1932, in Chillicothe, Ohio, the daughter of the late Wilbert and Clara (Leasure) Davis. She was preceded in death by her husband John, son Bret and daughters Kelly and Joni. Surviving are her son Matt; sister Mary Marie Blue; grandchildren Amy Kearns, Michael Flesher and Chris, Kevin and Quinn Roseboom; and great-grandchildren Austin and Justin Kearns. Ruth was a graduate of Chillicothe High School in Ohio. She was a mother, wife and homemaker most of her life in Ohio, but most ... Read More »

OBITUARY: Mary Beth Brown

Mary Beth Brown, 64, died October 8, 2014, in Naples, FL. She was born on June 16, 1950, to Alexander and Leona (Michalak) Dasky. Growing up, Mary Beth lived in Auburn (Fisherville), MI, where she graduated from St. Joseph High School, Bay City in 1968. She is the beloved wife of Bob Brown, whom she married 40 years ago on April 20, 1974, and dear sister of Monica (Terry) Hus of Auburn, MI, Patti (Russ) Friebe of Nashport, OH, Marcia (Bill) Reder of Auburn, MI, and Carol (The late Jerry) Vincent of Matthews, NC. She also is survived by many ... Read More »

OBITUARY: Thelma B. Sargeant

Thelma B. Sargeant, 90, of Marco Island, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at 12:05 AM at Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Sidney, Ohio. She was born on March 29, 1924, in Sidney, OH, the daughter of the late Charles O. and Gladys (Hetzler) Middleton. On December 3, 1944, she married Robert C. Sargeant. Thelma was a homemaker and enjoyed china painting and motor home traveling. She loved spending time visiting with her family and friends. Bob and she spent their winters in Marco Island. Bob survives Thelma, along with two daughters, Marsha Jarvis and Lynn (husband Bruce) Lindsey, both of ... Read More »

OBITUARY: Farewell to Linda Greer

Linda Rae (Cowman) Greer, age 67 of Ludington, MI, and Marco Island, FL, passed away on July 27, 2014, at her home in Ludington, MI. She was born on July 18, 1947, in Ludington, MI, daughter of the late Gordon and Gladys “JoJo” (Huggins) Cowman. Linda attended Ludington High School, Grand Rapids Junior College and Northwest Michigan College of Nursing. She married Edward James Greer on December 14, 1968, at the United Methodist Church in Ludington. Linda was self-employed as a private duty nurse, and she enjoyed birds, flowers, volunteering, animals, traveling and was actively involved with the Marco Island ... Read More »

OBIT: In Memorium: Lloyd ‘Stuart’ Curtis, Sr.

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Stuart Curtis has been with Curtis Machine Company for 68 years as he began sweeping the floors in our factory at the age of eight. At that time, the “factory” consisted of a few WWII surplus machines that were located behind the family home on Sunnyside Street in Dodge City, Kansas. The building was a chicken house that had been converted into a machining job shop. Stuart became an expert machinist and was night shift foreman at the age of 14. After finishing his tour of duty with the U.S. Army/Infantry, Stuart worked in the engineering department for the Martin ... Read More »

Thomas C. Garrison Sept 1928-April 2014

Thomas C. Garrison, beloved by family, died on April 12, 2014. Tom was born in Marion, Illinois on September 28, 1928, to Harmon E. and Ola P. Garrison. He had two brothers, Herbert and Norbert, and a sister, Jo Ann Wall Trosper, all of whom preceded him in death. Tom served in the Navy for two years and graduated from the University of Illinois. He was a member of ATO fraternity and is a past president of his Chapter at Urbana. He met his wife, Mary Alice, while at the University and married in 1951. Tom and Mary Alice moved ... Read More »

In Memoriam: Tony Sans

Albert Einstein said, “Our death is not an end if we can live on in children and the younger generation.” Tony Sans wore many hats on Marco Island: lifeguard at Residents Beach, Parks and Recreation employee, Sports Camp counselor and Code enforcement compliance officer. It is with great sadness we report Tony passed away on Tuesday, April 22. Tony was born in Vietnam in December 1973. He was adopted by his parents Robert and Cynthia (nee Sattfield) Sans. He grew up in Wisconsin before moving to Naples in 2001. He is survived by his parents; brothers John Sans of Jackson, ... Read More »

Obituary: Tammie Lynn Yaeger

Our little Tammie Lynn Yaeger, beloved wife, mother, sister and daughter passed away peacefully on March 4, 2014, in her home in Bandera, TX, surrounded by family and friends. Tammie bravely fought cancer for nearly a year and a half before her passing. Tammie was born January 8, 1963, in Copley, OH, to Harold and Lilly Bennett. Tammie moved to Marco Island at an early age, where she grew up with her four sisters and eventually met her husband, Harlow Alonzo Yaeger III (Lon). Tammie gave birth to the light of their lives, their son Harlow Yaeger IV, in 1987, ... Read More »

OBITUARY: Kevin McManus

Kevin Anthony McManus, 56, of Marco Island, FL and formerly of Washington, D.C. died on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Avow Hospice in Naples, FL. The cause of death was lung cancer. Mr. McManus began his career as a young man working in the U.S. Senate, first in the Mail Room, then operating the elevator service for Senators casting votes, and eventually, for the Broadcast Services of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee. After leaving government service he joined NBC in Washington, D.C. and had a long career in broadcasting, serving as a videographer for NBC News and their affiliates. He ... Read More »

Local & Legendary Crabber: Frederick (Ricky) William Bauer, Jr.

Ricky Bauer was made for the water. He was a waterman, a Marine, an “eeler” and a crabber. The ocean was his life. Born on November 16, 1946, in New Brunswick, NJ, Ricky joined the Marines at an early age. Deployed to the war in Vietnam, he returned home in 1968. One year later, he began “eeling” in New Jersey. Using only an eight-foot pram, he sent many eels overseas. After he saved enough money, Ricky bought a bigger boat and began catching blue crabs. It has been said that the crabbing industry in New Jersey was “Bauerized” during Ricky’s ... Read More »

OBITUARY

Harriet Kabat, 71, of Marco Island, FL and Coram, NY, passed away on October 8th. Daughter of the late Ann and Joseph Schneider of Long Island, NY she was born June 22, 1942. Harriet graduated from Herricks High School in 1960, and later attended Hofstra University. She married Leonard Kabat in 1964, and they lived together in Coram, before relocating to Marco Island in 2011. Harriet was the Executive Director of Kids for Kids, a children’s theater program on Long Island, for almost 25 years. She was passionate about providing theater education and performance opportunities for young people, to build ... Read More »

OBITUARY: Barbara S. Read

Goodland loses a remarkable friend “Babs” Barbara S. Read died Tuesday, October 1, 2013, surrounded by family at her daughter’s home in Goodland, FL. She was the daughter of William P. Spencer and Ethel Price, and grew up in Baltimore, Maryland with her two brothers, William and Richard Spencer. Babs was married to Ted Read, who died in 1992. Together they raised nine surviving children; Susan, Chip, Hank, Amelia, Spencer, Jon, Cindy, Andrea and Stacy, as well as 17 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She attended Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA and years later earned her Masters in Special ... Read More »

GAYLE HENNING

Gayle C Henning, 76, passed away peacefully at her home on Marco Island, FL, on September 5, 2013. Gayle was born in Springfield, MA, where she met Richard Henning. They married and lived in southern California until Richard retired in 1991. Gayle was preceded in death by her son Kurt in 1995. Gayle is survived by her loving husband and many loving relatives and friends. Gayle will be honored with a graveside service on September 10th 11:00AM, at Hillcrest cemetery in Springfield, MA, where Gayle will be buried next to her son. May they be joined together for eternity. Read More »

JOE CAPILETS

Joseph C. Capilets, 91, of Naples, FL, formerly of Marco Island, FL and Amagansett, NY, passed away on September 1, 2013. He was the beloved husband of 69 years to the late Nina Capilets. “Joe” was born 3/19/22 in Brooklyn, NY. He served in the US Army as a Staff Sergeant in Company D 396 Regiment 87 Infantry Division. He is a recipient of a bronze star. He was part of Gen. George S. Patton’s Third Army during WWII. As a young man Joe was a minor league pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers. At home he was an avid tennis ... Read More »

Bill Tiley Obituary says goodbye at 102

Submitted Only a few weeks ago, Coastal Breeze was pleased to write an article about “Grandpa Bill” Tiley celebrating his 102nd birthday in Marco Island, where he had lived for the past eight years with his daughter Dana Cleary until their recent move to the Tampa area. We are saddened to report that Bill passed away on August 12th after a fall at his home. He had looked forward to the day that he could join, in heaven, his wife Ginny to whom he had been married for 68 years. He made many friends while in Marco where he was ... Read More »

Funeral Services for Bedford Biles

Submitted Funeral services for Bedford Biles, 92, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m. at Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home, 577 E. Elkcam Circle on Marco Island. The well-known World War II veteran passed away Sunday, July 28, two weeks after surgery on his foot at Physicians Regional Hospital. Biles was born on Jan. 31, 1921, in Stanley County, N.C., and moved to Concord, N.C., where he was a high-school football star. He then went to Duke University on a football scholarship. The team played in the Rose Bowl, which was played in Durham in fear that the Japanese ... Read More »

Obituary: Barry Elkins

Barry Alan Elkins, 69, of Marco Island, Florida passed away unexpectedly on December 20, 2012. Born in Hemel Hempstead, England, Barry moved to Florida in 1980. He started a satellite installation company called Satellite Solutions. In 1983, Barry fell in love with his best friend, Peggy. They married on January 15, 1985. In the past 30 years shared together they had two daughters, which he adored. Barry’s passion was traveling. He loved to go on cruises and explore different countries. Barry also enjoyed boating, fishing, playing golf and most of all spending time with his girls. He was an avid ... Read More »

Obituary: Nina Capilets

Nina Capilets March 4, 1923 to Dec 20, 2012 Nina (Lazzara) Capilets of Naples, FL and Amagansett, NY, formerly of Marco Island, FL died peacefully on December 20, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. Nina was born March 4, 1923 in Brooklyn, NY. She loved her summers in Amagansett, NY. Anyone who met her would see she was a “fashionista” and a master in the art of shopping. Known for her culinary talents, her marvelous meatballs were legendary. She is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Joseph. Her five daughters; Joanne (Timothy) Finnegan of Saratoga Springs, NY, Corinne ... Read More »