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Obituaries – 06-12-2013

Steven Daniel Kaluza

Steven Daniel Kaluza, 58, of Anna Maria Island, died June 10. He was born May 5, 1955, in Superior, Wis.

He was a local building contractor with Paradise Improvements since 2000. He was an eclectic artist and candle sculptor. He was a loving husband, father and uncle.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Shannon Funeral Home, Westview Chapel, 5610 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Memorial donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity at Manateehabitat.org. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.

He is survived by wife Frannie “Fancy Pants”; step-children Luke Andrews of Bradenton and Lane Andrews of Santa Monica, Calif.; father Dan of Superior, Wis.; sister Sondra and husband Dan Hirssig of Bradenton; brother Mike and wife Julie of Superior, Wis.; nieces Amber, Alicia, Jennifer and Ashley; nephew Richard; great-niece Larissa; and many extended family members and family..

 

Bernice I. Renald

Bernice I. Renald, 96, of Holmes Beach, died June 6. She was born in New York City and moved to Holmes Beach in 2012 from Eastchester, N.Y.

She received a bachelor’s degree in 1938 in biology from Hunter College and a master’s degree in education from Manhattanville College in 1970. She was a passionate educator for more than 25 years at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School, Scarsdale, N.Y.

Services were to be held in New York. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, Bradenton, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Condolences may be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.

Mrs. Renald is survived by daughter Laura Purcell; son Frank; brother Fred Meyer; son-in-law John Purcell and their families.

 

Nancy J. Stewartson

Nancy J. Stewartson of Holmes Beach died June 1. She was born May 31, 1930, in Concord, N.H., the daughter of the late Robert V. and Elbra (Rogers) Byron.

She retired with her husband to Anna Maria Island 30 years ago after vacationing here. Her parents moved to the island in the 1960s, and her father, Robert V. Byron, “Lord Byron,” was a well-known fisher at local piers.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who read cookbooks as if they were novels. She loved to design and decorate homes, entertaining, the ocean and bicycling.

A private burial is planned in Tilton, N.H. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 3355 26th St. W., Bradenton FL 34205.

Mrs. Stewartson is survived by her husband, Richard R.; daughters Sue Quimby of Holmes Beach/Sanbornton N.H., Laurie Reid of Cameron Park, Calif., and Debbie Fitzgerald of Laconia, N.H., five grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

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