Obituaries – 08-27-2014

Robert Kirk Balsai

Robert Kirk Balsai of Bradenton died Aug. 18. He was born to Irene and Andrew Balsai in New Jersey.

Mr. Balsai was a graduate of Manatee High School. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Nimitz for four years.

He worked 26 years at the Sports Lounge in Bradenton Beach.

A memorial service with military honors was held Aug. 21 at Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria.

Mr. Balsai is survived by son Braun Robert Balsai; fiance Sherry Monteith; brother Andrew Balsai of Brick, New Jersey; many dear cousins, friends and the Brown family.


Ethel Lahr Adams

Longtime Anna Maria resident Ethel Lahr Adams died on her 95th birthday, Aug. 12.

Mrs. Adams and her late husband John moved to Anna Maria in 1985 from Middletown, New Jersey. They spent many happy years on Anna Maria Island.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

She is survived by two daughters, Carole Adams and Janet and husband Stuart Lilly, and grandchildren Justin, Elise, Jenna and Beth.


Mildred ‘Millie’ Rose Haas

Mildred “Millie” Rose Haas, 88, of Bradenton, died Aug. 15. She was born March 10, 1926, in Perrysburg, Ohio, to Everett A. Mahler and Bertha Pratt Mahler.

Mrs. Haas came to Bradenton in August 1960. She was a homemaker and mother of 12 children and a long-time member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bradenton.

Visitation was held Aug. 24 at Brown & Sons Funeral Homes-43rd Street Chapel, Bradenton. Mass was celebrated Aug. 25, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bradenton. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph’s School, 3100 26th St. W., Bradenton FL 34205, or a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be made online at

Mrs. Haas was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Bernard P. She is survived by sister Doris Shiple; children Sandra K. Haas-Martens of Holmes Beach, Dale A. of Sarasota, Gerald A. of Fort Myers, Mark E. of Tampa, James J. of Bradenton, Elaine M. of Bradenton, Francis J. of Bradenton, Douglas P. of Palmetto, Cheryl A. Gonzales of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bonnie R. Haas-Cumber of Tampa, and Laura L. Cleveland of Scottsburg, Indiana; 23 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.


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Daniel David Ibasfalean, 73, died Aug 17 at Tidewell Hospice in Bradenton. He was born Dec. 26, 1940, to Cleonic and Virginia Flock Ibasfalean in Monroe, Michigan.

He graduated from Manatee High School in 1959, Manatee Junior College in 1962 and, in 1971, from the University of Florida College of Architecture and Fine Arts with a bachelor of architecture degree. He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees in Vietnam.

Mr. Ibasfalean was an architect and general contractor in Bradenton, Cortez, Longboat Key and on Anna Maria Island.

He was a member of Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria, where he served on the church board of trustees.

A memorial service was held Aug. 23 at Roser Chapel in Anna Maria. Memorial contributions may be made to Roser Church, PO Box 247, Anna Maria FL 34216, for buildings and grounds improvements or Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Condolences may be made online to Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, Bradenton, is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Ibasfalean is survived by wife Bette; daughter Amanda; sisters Edna, Helen, and Mary; brothers Glen, George and John and their families. Dan also leaves behind his sweetheart of 54 years, Ginger Braune, and their dogs Heidi and Susie.

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