Obituaries – 05-16-2012

Marilyn Jean Bradow

Marilyn Jean Bradow, 84, of Bradenton, died May 5. She was born in Hinsdale, Ill., and moved to Bradenton in 1957 from La Range, Ill.

Mrs. Bradow was a Lutheran.

Services will be private for the family. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made online at

Mrs. Bradow is survived by sons Lance of Coleman, Ala., Stuart of Deltona, Fla., and Mark of Bradenton; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.


Derek Freno

Derek Freno, 28, died April 29. He was a long-time resident of Bradenton, and formerly lived on Anna Maria Island. He was born April 6, 1984, in Wheeling, W.Va.

He loved animals, enjoyed fishing and was an avid Miami Dolphin fan.

A service was held in Bellaire, Ohio, May 3, and a a memorial service will be held at a later date in Bradenton for family and friends

Mr. Freno is survived by his mother, Kelly Dobbins Freno of Bradenton; father, Don and wife Mitzie of Ohio; brothers Dustin and Dylan Dobbins; stepbrother Randy Ramsey, stepsisters Denise Ramsey and Tammi Warner of Ohio, and Michelle Trinkeller of North Carolina; and many aunts, uncles, neices, nephews and cousins.


Alma ‘Amy’ Kennedy Hook

Alma “Amy” Kennedy Hook died Nov. 29, 2011, in Houston. She was born Oct. 1, 1922, in St. Alban’s, W.Va.

Mrs. Hook spent her retirement years in Bradenton with her husband, Ted. Her many interests included golf, Methodist Womens church circle, AAUW, and volunteer work at the Island Branch Library.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 24, with a reception to follow at Faith United Methodist Church, 7215 First Ave. W., Bradenton.


Maynard V. Pinkham

Maynard V. Pinkham, 71, of Anna Maria, died May 12. He was born June 8, 1941, in Village of Freeport, N.Y.

Mr. Pinkham served two years in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. As a young man, he worked in the resort industry and managed a hotel in Great Exuma, Bahamas.

He was a union carpenter and master craftsman for 21 years, and was in charge of construction for Harrah’s Hotel and Casino in South Lake Tahoe. He was president of the South Tahoe Swim Team for several years and enjoyed traveling and officiating at the swim meets. After retiring to Anna Maria 15 years ago, his hobbies included building furniture, fishing, boating and driving his yellow Corvette.

A service will be held in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, at a later date. A celebration of life will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at Roser Memorial Church Church with a reception immediately following. Memorial donations may be made to the Roser Church food pantry, P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL 34216.

Mr. Pinkham is survived by his wife of 44 years, Linda; son Brett of Anna Maria, daughter Heather Nyberg of Bradenton; sister Janice Raymond of California; grandchildren Alyssa Bosch, Amanda Bosch and Andrew, all of Bradenton, and Adam Zell of Las Vegas; and many nieces and nephews.


Antoinette Scanio

Antoinette Scanio, 97, died May 11 in her home surrounded by family. She was born March 9, 1915, in Tampa, and moved to Anna Maria Island in 1946, where she co-founded the IGA Grocery Store in Anna Maria.

Mrs. Scanio was a member of the Roser Memorial Community Church.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 19, at the Roser Memorial Chapel.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Anna Maria Island Community Center and Tidewell Hospice.

She is survived by daughters Rosemary and husband Roy Griscom and Marie and husband Norman Franklin; grandchildren Dawn Bates and Dina Franklin; and great- grandchildren Johnathon, Tiffany, Tyler and Travis.


Wilson Shymanski

Surfing shaped his life.

Wilson Shymanski, 52, died suddenly in his Bradenton home May 8. He was born in 1959 at Manatee Memorial Hospital and died just two weeks shy of his 53rd birthday.

Growing up in Palma Sola Park, mere miles from the beach, Wilson began going to Manatee Public Beach at a very early age. His mom, Kay Shymanski, who died in 2007, packed her kids in the station wagon, crossed the causeway, and the family spent nearly every day in the sun and waves on Anna Maria Island.

Older twin brothers Rich and Phil Salick became local surf legends, moving to Cocoa Beach just out of high school, and Wilson followed their lead after graduating in 1977 from Manatee High.

Wilson’s base of friends were many and he even held the title “Mayor of Coconuts” given to him by the Cocoa Beach crew that frequented that famous beach area.

If it was physical, Wilson was good at it — skateboarding, surfing — especially anything to do with the

beach. Wilson became one of the most notable surfers in Cocoa Beach while managing the Salick Surfboards retail store at its famous Third Street North location, home of many notable surfers, including Kelly Slater.

After living in Cocoa Beach for a number of years, he located to Texas for a time before returning to his home in Bradenton.

He had a keen interest in cars, and spent a lot of time working on his 1991 Mustang. An avid keeper of fish, his salt water tanks in his home were pristine wonderlands, always in top condition with the meticulous care he gave them.

In 1999 Wilson was the great “Hero,” as he gave the gift of life to brother Rich by donating a kidney, thus saving his brother’s life.

A private family service is planned. Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Florida, 1040 Woodcock Road, Suite 119, Orlando FL 32803-3510, e-mail or go online at

He is survived by brothers Richard Salick, Philip Salick and Rosser Shymanski; sister Joanie Mills; nephews Phil Salick, David Morgan and Brandon Mills, and a number of extended family members.



William Harry ‘Bill’ Snarr

William Harry “Bill” Snarr of Hanover, Ontario, died April 27. He was orn July 13, 1930.

Mr. Snare was former member of the Lord Strathcona Horse Tank Corp Canadian Armed Forces, former superintendent of the Peel Regional Police, retiring in 1982.

A private celebration of life is being planned at a later date.

Mr. Snarr is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Jean, children Wesley, Victor, Scott, Gail, Suzanne Pearson and Kymberly; 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters Joyce, Lorraine Ellis and Susan Hookom of Holmes Beach; and brother Ken.

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