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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Obituary

Prudence Catherine Gebbia
Prudence Catherine Gebbia of Holmes Beach died Jan. 12.

Ms. Gebbia was born in Bronx, N.Y., and moved to Holmes Beach in 1978. She was a longtime employee of the Anna Maria City Pier and the former Pete Reynard's restaurant in Holmes Beach. She was Christian.

Visitation and services were Jan. 16. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 600 U.S. 301 Blvd. W., Ste. 136, Bradenton FL 34207. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by brothers Guy and Paul; sister-in-law Maria; and nieces Kathryn Gebbia-MaGee, Cheryl, Kathy Quatromani, Barbara Robinson and JoAnne Grace.

Cecil 'Burt' Burton Haynes
Cecil "Burt" Burton Haynes, 11, of Bradenton Beach, died Jan. 11 from injuries he suffered after being hit by a van while riding his bicycle on Cortez Road Jan. 8.

He was a student at Sugg Middle School and previously attended Anna Maria Elementary School. He was born in Memphis, Tenn., and moved with his mother, Constance "Connie" Cordle, to Bradenton Beach in 1998.

A memorial service with the Rev. Allan Bazzy officiating will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at Harvey Memorial Community Church, 300 Church Ave., Bradenton Beach.

Memorial donations are being collected on behalf of the family by the Moose Lodge No. 2188, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach FL 34217. For information, contact Ernie Casali, lodge administrator, at 778-4110.

He is survived by his mother; aunts Pamela Allen of Bradenton Beach and Cynthia Coffman of North Port; uncle Michael Cordle of Lake Worth; and cousins Carrie Jowers of North Port and Jessica Smith of Nashville, Tenn.

Raymond Lawrence LaPointe
Raymond Lawrence LaPointe, 87, of Holmes Beach, died Jan. 13.

Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Mr. LaPointe moved to Holmes Beach from Reisterstown, Md., 15 years ago. He retired as a civilian contractor for the U.S. Navy. He served in the Navy. He worked on the Apollo 11 space flight and his name is engraved on a plaque left on the moon by the astronauts. he was a member of the Cafe on the Beach Breakfast Club and a former board member of Westbay Cove condominium association.

There will be no memorial services. Memorial contributions may be made to Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, P.O. Box 1632, Anna Maria FL 34216, or to Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota FL 34236.

He is survived by daughters Jeanne Hammond of Westminster, Md., and Suzanne Rohrbaugh of Lovettsville, Va.; son Larry LaPointe of Tampa; sister Helene Griffeth of Belaire Bluff; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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