James Lee Boersma
James Lee Boersma, 50, of Crown Point, Ind., died July 17.
He was employed by SACO Industries of Lowell, Ind., as vice president of operations, Hallmark Sports Clubs and Hallmark Properties, which owns the Rod & Reel Motel, Anna Maria.
Funeral services were in Indiana with arrangements by Gelsen Funeral-Cremation Centre.
Mr. Boersma is survived by his wife of 21 years, Jill; daughters Jenny and Jill Maynard, parents George and Hazel; brother George, sister Alva De Vries; and many in-laws, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Ronald J. Bouse
Ronald J. Bouse, 82, of Anna Maria died July 17.
He was born Nov. 18, 1927, in Paterson, N.J., and moved to Anna Maria Island in 1989.
He was a Golden Gloves boxer, referee and writer for The Ring magazine. He served in the Merchant Marines and U.S. Army. He was a member of the N.J. Boxing Hall of Fame, American Legion Post 82 and three law enforcement honor legions. He eventually became a lieutenant in the sheriff's department of Passaic County, N.J., where he participated in more than 3,000 arrests.
Donations may be made to TideWell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Griffith-Cline Funeral Home.
He is survived by his companion of 20 years, Kay Pruden; daughters Renee Bouse and husband Dave O'Brien and Mary Bouse and husband Mark Flannery; grandchildren Ronald O'Brien, Dan O'Brien and Aimee O'Brien Murphy; and goddaughter, Dolores Pruden and husband Brandon Hiott.
Timothy ‘Captain Tim’ O’Bryant
Timothy “Capt. Tim” O’Bryant of Anna Maria died July 17.
Mr. O’Bryant was a charter boat captain for many years on Anna Maria Island.
A celebration of life will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, July 30, in the pavilion at Bayfront Park, Anna Maria.
He is survived by his former wife of 36 years, Raun; daughter Keli Graham of Illinois; and lifelong “First Mate” Deena Armstrong.
Nicholas G. Patsios Sr.
Nicholas G. Patsios Sr., 79, of Holmes Beach, died July 18. He was born May 21, 1931, in Chicago and moved to Florida in 1976. He worked as a real estate broker at Island Real Estate.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 31, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Florida Inc., 1040 Woodcock Road, Suite 119, Orlando FL 32803, or Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Arrangements were by Shannon Funeral Home, Westview Chapel, Bradenton. Online condolences may be made at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.
Mr. Patsios is survived by wife Gail; son Nick Jr. and wife Brenda of Bradenton; daughter Linda and husband Michael West of Bradenton; sister Patricia Oarbarino of Illinois; grandchildren Kimberly, Darlene, Jerry and Monica West and Dustin and Kaci Patsios; and his beloved beagle Sally.
William C. ‘Bill’ Sawyer
William C. “Bill” Sawyer, formerly of Holmes Beach and Palmetto, died July 15. He was born in Philadelphia Jan. 17, 1923.
Mr. Sawyer was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
No services are planned.
He is survived by daughters Gail and husband Jim Husbands of Bradenton, Dawn and husband Reds Livingston of Prospect Park, Pa.; son William C. Sawyer Jr. and wife Meredith of Mantua, N,J.; four granddaughters and three great-granddaughters.
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.
A gathering in his honor will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at the home he shared with his partner of 17 years, C.D. Dashiell. For information, call Dashiell at 941-713-4086.