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Date of Issue: July 14, 2010

Obituaries

Patrick John Burns

Patrick John Burns, 81, of Bradenton and formerly of Holmes Beach, died July 8. He was a longtime resident of Anna Maria Island. He was born in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and moved to Fort Lauderdale as a child and graduated from high school there.

Mr. Burns did undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Detroit.  He was a member of Alpha Sigma Nu and Alpha Kappa Psi fraternities. He served as regional director and national vice president of alumni for Alpha Kappa Psi.

Mr. Burns served as a ranger in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was vice president of Lawrence Nathan & Associates.

He is survived by his wife, Markianne C. Williams; son Patrick Sean; daughters Maureen and husband Scott Williams and Kimberley and husband Rich Jasinski; and many grandchildren.

Lorraine Ellen Dujardin

Lorraine Ellen Dujardin, 70, died June 30. She was born Lorraine Ellen Withrow, Sept. 30, 1939.

Memorial donations may be made to Manatee County Humane Society, 2515 14th St. W., Bradenton FL 34205.

Mrs. Dujardin is survived by husband James Sanford; sons Derek of Sedona, Ariz., Greg and wife Trisha of Bradenton, and Jeff of Seattle; brother Larry and wife Cheryl; grandson Max; nieces Stacy, Ericka and Sarah; grand-nieces Abby and Riley; and cat Tazzy.

Kevin J. Shonkwiler

Kevin J. Shonkwiler, 49, of Holmes Beach, died July 7. He was born Oct. 25, 1960, in Ashland, Ohio, and moved to Anna Maria Island in 1994.

Mr. Shonkwiler was an experienced jeweler and managed Jess Jewelers of Bradenton for many years, and most recently worked in sales at Bridge Street Jewelers in Bradenton Beach. He was known by many people by the marketing campaign he created that promoted him as the "King of Diamonds."

A celebration of life will be announced in the future.

He is survived by his partner of 17 years, C.D. Dashiell; sister Teri Schockman and husband Greg of Lima, Ohio; niece Alexandra; nephews Eric and Ryan; and his four best friends, Scottie, a Scottish terrier, West Highland white terriers Sammy and Max, and his newest companion, Casey, a lab-mix.

Edward Dennis Theriot Jr.

Edward Dennis Theriot Jr., of Bradenton, formerly of Longboat Key, died July 5. He was born March 19, 1938, in Baton Rouge, La.

Mr. Theriot graduated in 1960 from Duke University and received a doctorate in physics in 1967 from Yale University. He served on the staff of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Illinois for 24 years before his retirement in 1993 as associate director for technology. His professional achievements included participation as deputy project manager in the construction of CDF, or Collider Detector at Fermilab. After retirement, he served on review committees for the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation, overseeing the construction and management of other large physics research detectors at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Fermilab, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Jefferson Lab and CERN.

There were no services. Condolences may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements by Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, Bradenton.

Mr. Theriot is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Lee Day, of Bradenton; two daughters, Sharon Gail of Natick, Mass., and Julie Anne of San Mateo, Calif.

 

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