Obituaries – 12-11-2013

John F. Driscoll

John F. Driscoll, 80, of Holmes Beach, died Nov. 29. He was born in Binghamton, N.Y.

He received an engineer degree from State University of New York, Binghamton, and began work at Universal Instrument, becoming manager of customer services. He served in the U.S. Armed Forces in the Korean conflict.

He dedicated many years to Boy Scouts, helping many boys to achieve Eagle Scout, the scout’s highest honor. He was past commander of Susquenango Power Squadron; past president of Southern Tier Winnebago Club; and past president of Valley Industrial Credit Union. He served generously on many community boards, and was tireless in his efforts while serving on the board of the Sheltered Blind Work Association in Binghamton.

Mr. Driscoll was a member of Unity Church in Sarasota.

A private service was held at the Key Royale Club.

Mr. Driscoll is survived by his wife of 56 years, JoAnne; sons, John, Jimmy and Jerry and wife Angela; grandchildren Jamie, Alex, Madison, Maxwell, McKenzie and Jack; and three great-grandchildren.


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Anthony Jamar Leverett, 34, of Bradenton, died Dec. 2.

Mr. Leverett was a well known and respected fishing guide, operating Kingdom Business Charters out of Keyes Marina in Holmes Beach. He mentored and fished frequently on offshore charters ad first mate with Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me the Fish Charters.

Visitation was held Dec. 6 at St. Stephens AME Church, Bradenton, and a service was held Dec. 7 at Redeemed Christian Center, Bradenton. Arrangements were by Westside Funeral Home, Palmetto.

Mr. Leverett is survived by his wife, Diana; children Faith, 12, Anthony, 10, Jakari, 8, Katryna, 7, and Kaydence, 4; and his mother, Mary.


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Paul Patrick Mitchell, 59, of Bradenton and formerly of Anna Maria Island, died Nov. 21. He was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., and spent most of his life in Florida.

He had a background in appraisals and real estate and for many years specialized in recruiting technical engineers.

It was his request for no service. He had a deep love for animals and, therefore, memorial donations may be made online at or in honor of Paul Mitchell.

Mr. Mitchell is survived by his devoted wife, Joani (Busching); brother Verne V. III  and wife Janice; nephews Verne “Van” Dyne IV, Jonathan and Alexander; sister Cynthia, niece Ashley; aunt Mary Koehlinger; and his West Highland terrier, Tu.

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