Obituaries – 07-18-2012

Edwin Reinhard van Beuzekom

Edwin Reinhard van Beuzekom, 85, of Orlando and formerly of Perico Island and Holmes Beach, died July 8. He was born Sept. 14, 1926, in Batavia (now Jakarta), Indonesia.

Batavia was then a Dutch colony and his father was a civil engineer working for the Dutch government. When the Japanese invaded Indonesia, his family was placed under house arrest. After the war, he traveled to the Netherlands by boat where he settled in Amsterdam, completed his education and started a career.

He met wife Judy, in 1954 and in 1957 they immigrated to the United States with the sponsorship from a Presbyterian church in Feasterville, Pa. After some months of getting their feet on the ground, they moved to Painted Post, N.Y., where Edwin worked as a controller for Ingersoll Rand.

In October 1968, smack in the middle of Hurricane Gladys, he moved the family to Anna Maria Island, where he took over an accounting practice. He built up this practice doing tax returns for many islanders over the years.

He was active in the community for 43 years. He was a member of Kiwanis, served on the Anna Maria Island Community Center board, and volunteered for numerous community organizations. For 21 years, he was the treasurer of Palma Sola Presbyterian Church in Bradenton. He was an avid tennis player, playing until he was 82.

Private services were held in Orlando. Memorial donations may be made to the Anna Maria Island Community Center, P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216.

Mr. van Beuzekom is survived by his wife, E. Judith of Orlando; sister Estella Cadet of Indiana; children Erica Harzewski of Seattle, Wash., Mike of Houston, Edrick of Cambridge, Mass., and Roderic of Orlando; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


Frederick W. ‘Fred’ Heil Jr.

Frederick W. “Fred” Heil Jr., 69, died June 29. He was born Sept. 28, 1942, in Sunbury, Pa., and grew up in Pompton Plains, N.J.

He graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He was a member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity and Air Force ROTC. After graduation in 1964, he entered the U.S. Air Force.

Mr. Heil served as a vice president of First National Bank, co-founded architectural wood manufacturer SR Wood Inc. and co-founded a vinyl manufacturing company, Industrial Enterprises. He most recently served as president of Pinehurst Properties, building and leasing industrial space.

He served multiple terms on the board of Playa Encantada condominiums in Holmes Beach.

A funeral service was held in Louisville, Ky. Memorial donations may be made to the March of Dimes or the Crusade for Children.

Mr. Heil is survived by wife Dona Westray; son Brian Frederick; daughter Lisa and husband Daniel Bache; four grandchildren, Julia Elisabeth, Catherine Elise, Laura Westray, and William Franklin Bache; sisters Joan Kjellman and Barbara.


Raymond K. ‘Mac’ McDannold

Retired U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Raymond K. “Mac” McDannold of Bradenton and formerly of Holmes Beach, died July 9.

Mr. McDannold enlisted in the Navy from Greenville, S.C. in November 1940 and retired to Florida in October 1966. He served as a boatswain mate, deck officer and a fighter pilot. He graduated from the University of South Carolina NROT with a bachelor’s degree in naval science in 1947.

He was a member of the Retired Officers Association, Naval Air Museum, Naval Museum, VFW, Naval Small Craft Association and the Mach Busters Club. He taught fourth-grade at Anna Maria Elementary School. Mr. MacDannold loved living in Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island and enjoyed the people and the community.

Arrangements by Griffith-Cline Funeral Home.

Mr. McDannold is survived by sister-in-law Bertie; nephews James M. Jr. and Raymond S. and wife Jill; three nephews and a niece.


Tammy Sylvia O’Neal

Tammy Sylvia O’Neal, 53, of Bradenton, died July 7.

There will be no service. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be given online at

Mrs. O’Neal is survived by her husband of eight years, William; son Richard A. Friedei III of Atlanta; brother Mark S. Howard of Holmes Beach; sister Cindy McClure of Cortez; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild

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