Obituaries – 08-01-2012

Robert ‘Bob’ Ebel

Robert “Bob” Ebel, 85, of Bradenton and formerly of Anna Maria Island, died July 26.

Mr. Ebel retired to Anna Maria in 1982 as a former administrator, math teacher and sports coach at Oak Park-River Forest High School in the west suburbs of Chicago.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII. He graduated Oberlin College in Ohio. While at Oberlin, he met and married his lifetime partner, Marjorie.

Mr. Ebel sang bass in the Roser Memorial Community Church choir and periodically taught high school and college math.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, at Roser Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Ebel is survived by wife Marjorie; daughters Marsha of Phoenix and Merrily of Palmetto; son Eric  and wife Anne; and grandsons Robert, David and Phillip, all of Fort Collins, Colo.


Robyn Johnson

Robyn Johnson, 52, of Anna Maria Island and recently of Bradenton, died July 29. She was born July 25, 1960, in Wilmington, Del. She came to the island in the mid-1970s.

She worked in the restaurant business in the area. A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at the tiki bar of the Gulf Drive Cafe, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.

Ms. Johnson is survived by her son, Jimmy Lease and his father Dan, both of Bradenton; father Raymond Skura of Wilmington; sisters Judy and husband Ken Rickerson of Bradenton, Debbie Skura of Wilmington and Jenn McClasserty of Wilmington, neice Jill and nephew Aaron Rickerson, other nieces and nephews and friend Marshall Carlton of Bradenton.



David J. White

David J. White, 51, of Roanoke, Va., and formerly of Holmes Beach, died July 24. He was born Aug. 31, 1960, in Danville, Ill.

He was the owner of the former Surfside Restaurant, which is now Hanks, and worked at Cafe on the Beach at the Manate Public Beach. He loved baseball and the beach.

A private gathering for family is planned on Anna Maria Island at a later date.

Mr. White is survived by wife Kim Bostick of Roanoke, sons David Lee of Bradenton and J.D. of Anna Maria, daughters Amy Marie of Colombus, Ohio, and Lee Nicole Cox of Danville, Ill., former wife and friend Patricia of Holmes Beach.

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