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Date of Issue: October 13, 2005

Obituaries

Lillian A. Ledin

Lillian A. Ledin, 90, of Bradenton, died Sept. 24.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Ledin came to Florida 22 years ago. She was retired from the Cleveland Press. She volunteered with the Bradenton Beach Police Department, Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport and Blake Medical Center.

Memorial services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Covell Cremation and Funeral Center is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by daughters Victoria Walter of Lake Orion, Mich., Judy of West Lake, Ohio, and Jan of Bradenton; and two grandsons.

Robert Dean Tribble

Robert Dean Tribble, 40, of Bradenton, died Oct. 1.

Born in Canada, Mr. Tribble moved to Manatee County 12 years ago. He was kitchen manager at Peaches Restaurant and bass guitarist and vocalist for the Almost Famous Band. He was a member of Roser Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria City.

A memorial fund has been established by friend of the family Sharon Villars at Wachovia Bank for the Tribble family.

He is survived by wife Kelley Nudd; daughters Caitlin and Erin; son Dylan; brother Jaime and wife Lisa; sister Mary Grace; and parents Larry and Grace.

Wiley J. Valley

Wiley J. Valley, 71, of Bradenton Beach, died Sept. 30.

Born in Deep River, Conn., Mr. Valley moved to Anna Maria Island from Redwood City, Calif., in 1989. He was retired after 26 years as warehouse manager for Susan Bates Inc. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the American Legion and Senior Friends of Manatee.

Visitation will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, and memorial services at 5:30 p.m. at Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 604 43rd St., Bradenton. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.

He is survived by wife Camille; daughter Diane Nicholls; sons Jonathan and James; step-daughter Laurel Baxla; step-sons Mark Shotwell, Michael Shotwell and Wade Highlen; sister Yvonne McAuliffe; brother Jack; and grandchildren Dylan Nicholls and Jamie, Wiley, Jake and Cheyenne.

Bronislaw 'Ben' J. Wieclaw

Bronislaw "Ben" J. Wieclaw, 86, of Bradenton, died Sept. 30.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Wieclaw was a retired punch press operator for Philpott Rubber Co. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society.

Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 43rd Street Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by wife Theresa E.; daughter Barbara Ann Morris of Bradenton; sisters Helen Rogalski of Seven Hills, Ohio, and Wanda of Poland; granddaughter Patty Ann Mazzie; and great-grandchildren Sabrina and David Joseph Mazzie.

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