Obituaries – 05-25-2011

Brenda Huelsman

Brenda Huelsman, 71, of Sarasota and formerly of Anna Maria Island, died May 17. She was born in Hamilton. She began a career in radio, working as copy writer, radio host in advertising sales. She stayed in radio after a move with her young family to Kalamazoo, Mich., in 1965, where she raised her three children as a single, working parent.

Following a brief move to Miami, she found paradise on Anna Maria Island in 1988. She was a bartender, office manager and “director of fun” for more than 22 years at the Island Moose Lodge No. 2188 in Bradenton Beach.

A memorial Service was held May 21 at St. Martha’s Catholic Church, Sarasota. Toale Brothers was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Humane Society of Sarasota or SPARCC.

Mrs. Huelsman’s survivors include her children, Jeff and wife Kathy of Valrico, Fla., Jill and husband John Raleigh of Sarasota, and Jay of Fort Worth, Texas; sister Susan House of Tampa Bay; brother John Schmutzler of Ohio; granddaughter Alexa of Dallas; grandsons Jake and Luke of Valrico; and her rescue dog, Riley.

Jacqueline G. Hunt

Jacqueline G. Hunt, 79, of Holmes Beach went to her final home on May 19. She was born in Jamestown, N.Y., Aug. 3, 1931.

Mrs. Hunt retired as a medical secretary. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Bradenton.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at Brown and Sons Funeral Homes and Crematory, 43rd Street Chapel, 604 43rd St. W., Bradenton. Donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, Bradenton. Condolences may be made at

Mrs. Hunt is survived by her husband of 58 years, Gene; children Scott and wife Leigh and Marsha and husband Matt LaVallee; three grandchildren, Chris and wife Brittany, Casey and Sydney, great-grandchild Kayden; and sister Cynthia Hagberg of Lakewood, N.Y.

Harold H. Jones

Harold H. Jones, 70, of Kingsport, Tenn., died May 15. Mr. Jones was a native of Church Hill, Tenn., and lived in Kingsport most of his adult life. He earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He retired from Eastman Chemical Company in 1997 after 32 years of service.

He loved to fish in the Gulf of Mexico while at his home in Anna Maria. He was a member of Kendricks Creek United Methodist Church in Kingsport and an affiliate member of Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria.

Services and burial were in Tennessee. Memorial donations may be made to Kendricks Creek United Methodist Church, 1000 Kendrick Creek Road, Kingsport TN37663 or to the East Tennessee National Kidney Foundation, 2911 Tazwell Pike, Suite 108, Knoxville TN 37918. Online condolences may be made at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes of Kingsport is serving the family.

Mr. Jones is survived by his wife of 44 years, Bonnie M.; daughter Amy J. MacKenzie of Anchorage; son Daniel E. and wife Angela W.; grandchildren Nathan and Sarah of Land O’ Lakes, Fla.; brother Samuel D. and wife Linda W. of Kingsport; and sister-in-law Carol M. and husband Irv Clements of Anna Maria.

Peter E. Lucchesi Jr.

Peter E. Lucchesi Jr., 52, of Holmes Beach and formerly of Methuen, Mass., died April 30.

Mr. Lucchesi is survived by brother Ronald of Ohio and many friends.

Marie A. Van Winkle

Marie A. Van Winkle, 88, of Bradenton, died May 17. She was born in New Haven, Conn., and had wintered in Bradenton since 1988 from Hawthorne, N.J.

Mrs. Van Winkle was a member of Crosspointe Fellowship in Anna Maria and a 10-year member of the American Legion for Girls State. She once performed in Showboat with Joe E. Brown, Pajama Game with Phil Foster, the Music Man with Bob Sterling, and she sang in many operettas and at Carnegie Hall.

Visitation and services were May 21 at Crosspointe Fellowship Church, Holmes Beach. Brown and Sons Funeral Homes and Crematory, 26th Street Chapel of Bradenton was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made at

Mrs. Van Winkle is survived by husband Floyd; daughters Kathleen and husband Bill Shafer of Anna Maria and Cynthia and husband Dan Brindley of Bradenton; sister Lorraine Guglielmo of North Haven, Conn.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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