Obituaries – 01-25-2012

James Arthur Coleman

James Arthur Coleman of Bradenton died Jan. 13. He was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, and lived in Massachusetts, Missouri and Michigan. He was a winter resident of Anna Maria Island.

Mr. Coleman was in engineering and sales for more than 40 years with the Norton Co. of Worchester, Mass. He belonged to Roser Memorial Community Church. Jim was an avid golfer and belonged Terra Ceia Golf Course and Sunnybrook Country Club in Grandville, Mich.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be sent to Roser Memorial Community Church, P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL 34216.

Mr. Coleman is survived by wife Theresa Staal; children James Jr. and wife Pat Longstreet of Ada, Mich., Richard and wife Karen of Mexico, Diane Streelman and husband William of Jenison, Mich., and Susan Coleman of Bogard, Ga.; 10 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.


F. Paul Sankey

F. Paul Sankey, 76, of Oakmont, Penn., and a seasonal visitor to Anna Maria Island, died Dec. 26.

Mr. Sankey served in the U.S. Army during peacetime. He was a member of Riverside Community Church, and was active in Boy Scouts, Monroeville Rotary International, and the Monroeville Chamber of Commerce. He retired in sales with Turner Dairy Farms of Pennsylvania.

A celebration of life will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 on the Gulf of Mexico at 77th Street, Holmes Beach.

Memorial donations may be made to Rotary International Foundation, One Rotary Center 
1560 Sherman Ave. 
Evanston IL 60201;  Boy Scouts or America; or Riverside Community Church.

Mr. Sankey is survived by his wife of 53 years, Becky A.; son Jeffery R. and wife Suzette; daughter Suzette Keefer, sisters Roberta and husband Larry Short, Ginger Boyer and Marian and husband Jim Grande; and grandchildren Keith Robert, Colton and Brodyn Keefer.


Joseph Thomas Tunnell

Joseph Thomas Tunnell, 72, of Anna Maria, died Jan. 13. He was born April 4, 1940.

Mr. Tunnell was originally from New York, but traveled and lived in France, Key West and Milan, where he did art restoration.

He was an artist and wood sculptor who loved colors, music, the sea and fishing.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 26th St., Bradenton FL 34205.

Mr. Tunnell is survived by his wife, Patricia A.

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