Obituaries – 10-31-2012

David Maley

David Maley of Holmes Beach, 72, died Oct. 22. He was born in Altus, OK.

Mr. Maley served in the U.S. Navy and lived most of his life in Texas where he attended Texas Tech University and later was the director of a children’s home.

The family will host a celebration of life for friends at noon Saturday, Nov. 3, at their home Bradenton home.

Mr. Maley is survived by daughter Michelle Ellsworth-Smith, son Rich, and five grandchildren.


Helen J. ”Honey” Gillespie Sosnowski

Helen J. ”Honey” Gillespie Sosnowski, 90, of Holmes Beach, died Oct. 26. She was born June 5, 1922, in Grand Rapids, Mich.

She graduated with the class of 1940 from Catholic Central High School, Grand Rapids. She worked for Michigan Bell Telephone Co. in Grand Rapids.

She was a homemaker, gardener, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to all that knew her.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory-43rd Street Chapel, Bradenton, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice & Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238, or a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be made online at

Mrs. Sosnowski is survived by her husband of 57 years, Edie C.; children Susan A. and husband Raymond Avado, Bernard E. and wife Vicki, Wally C. and wife Susie, Marcia J. and husband Jack Neumeyer, Mary Lou and husband Jack Avado, Edie, Tom, Sally A., Barbara J. and husband Fritz Spotleson, Robert J., Julia A., Steve M. and Julia A.; 22 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces,



Carol B. Thompson

Carol Betty Beard Krehbiel Thompson, 91, of Clarence Center, N.Y., Anna Maria Island and Bradenton , died Oct. 23 in Bradenton. She was born Dec. 25, 1920.

Mrs. Thompson first visited Anna Maria Island in the early 1960s and purchased a winter residence in the early 1970s. She and her second husband, Charlie Thompson, enjoyed 14 winters on Anna Maria.

Christmas Carol, as she was known, moved to the Windsor Oaks Assisted Living in Bradenton in May 2011. She was a member of Clarence Center United Methodist Church and attended Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria.

A memorial service was to be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Roser Chapel at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Memorial donations may be made to Roser Church, P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL 3421, or Tidewell Hospice & Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.

Mrs. Thompson is survived by her children, son Thomas K. Krehbiel and wife Elizabeth of Buffalo, N.Y., and Tucson, Ariz., daughter Karen L. Abell and husband Richard of Venice, Fla., and Travers City, Mich., and Wendy K. Holcomb and husband Jon of Holmes Beach; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sister Norma Beard of Deland, Fla.; and brother Roland K. Beard Jr. of Maryland.

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