Obituaries – 08-21-2013

Jack A. Bishop Jr.

Jack A. Bishop Jr. of Bradenton, formerly of Anna Maria Island, died Aug. 1. He was born in California Jan. 18, 1929.

Mr. Bishop was a veteran of the Korean War. He graduated Union College in California with a degree in mining and engineering. He worked for many years for Aranco in its New York City office and later for Midland Glass Co. in Clifford, N.J., as an auditor for the engineering department. He retired to Barnega Light, N.J., and later to Anna Maria Island.

He volunteered for the Island Players of Anna Maria and at Freedom Village of Bradenton.

A family service is planned for a later date in South Amboy, N.J. Memorial donations may be made to Southeastern Guide Dogs, 4210 77th St. E., Palmetto FL 34221, or Freedom Village Scholarship Fund, 6501 17th Ave. W., Bradenton FL 34209.

Mr. Bishop is survived by his son, Bruce; former wife Joan; cousins Charlotte Horne, Joan Moore and Shirley Johnson, all of California; and friend Joe Vona of Bradenton.


Fredrick Zimmerman

Fredrick Zimmerman, 78, of Holmes Beach, died Aug. 11. He was born in Elizabeth, N.J.

Mr. Zimmerman was an Anna Maria Island resident for 29 years, where he and his wife owned the Driftwood Motel on Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach.

Mr. Zimmerman served in the U.S. Air Force and was a retired mechanical engineer. He enjoyed spending time and caring for his family. He was an avid sports enthusiast and enjoyed coaching his girls in soccer, playing golf and traveling, and spending time with his dog, Annie.

Services will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the city of Holmes Beach dog park, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Arrangements were by All Veterans-All Families Funerals & Cremations., Sarasota.

Mr. Zimmerman is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Karen; daughters Debi and husband William Rose Chaffee, Nikki and husband William Rivellini, Donna and husband Tony Elmore, and Suzi and husband Rick Connor; brother Gene; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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