Obituaries – 02-07-2018

Marion Hall

Marion Hall, 98, of Holmes Beach, died Jan. 25.

She was born Aug. 20, 1919, in DuBois, Pennsylvania.

She and husband Bob raised her family in Niagara Falls, New York, spending summers at “the cottage” on Lake Ontario.

After moving to Florida in 1981, she delighted in being with her grandsons, who frequently joined her in playing her favorite game, Rummikub.

A lover of all holidays, she would awe everyone with her artful displays of her collections.

She was a voracious reader of books and The New York Times.

Mostly, she adored being with her beloved dog Shayna.

She is survived by her daughter Janet and husband Ellis; daughter-in-law Judy; grandchildren Joshua Foster, Andrea, Joel and wife Chelsey; and four great-grandchildren.

 

Laima Kircher

Laima Kircher, of Anna Maria, died Feb. 1. She was born Nov. 27, 1963.

In 2001, she left her native Lithuania, temporarily leaving her son and daughter in her sister’s care, and came to the United States, hoping to build a better life for herself and her children.

For the next six years, she worked seven days a week as a caregiver and, during that time, added fluency in English to her fluency in Russian and Lithuanian.

In 2007, her daughter Salomeja also emigrated to the United Sates. That same year, while living in New Jersey, Ms. Kircher started a new job as head cashier and eventually became a bookkeeper at a Home Depot.

There she met Andrew Mincieli.

In July 2010, the couple relocated to Anna Maria Island, where they married Nov. 11, 2011.

Her first career in Lithuania was nursing and her dream was to continue that career here in the United States.

Through hard work and perseverance, Ms. Kircher received her nursing credentials and was hired as a CAN and unit secretary at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.        During her combined careers as a midwife and nurse practitioner in Lithuania and the United States, she assisted in the deliveries of more than 5,000 babies.

She is survived by husband, Andrew T. Mincieli; son Evaldas Dauskurdis; daughter Salomeja and husband Adam Burns; grandsons Jack Burns and Milo Mincieli; sister Dalia and husband Richard Jonuska; nephews Mindaugas Pakstas, Vytautas Jonuska and Kestitis Jonuska; stepson Dominic and wife Julies Mincieli; friend and health advocate Hope Stasen; and friend Barbara Deturo.

 

Anthony ‘Tony’ Richard Paolucci

Anthony “Tony” Richard Paolucci, 71, of Wimauma and formerly of Anna Maria, died Jan. 25. He was born  Dec. 8, 1946, in Glendale, West Virginia.

He was a U.S. Army veteran who served as a medic at Fort Ord, California,  during the Vietnam War.

Recently, he became a master Mason in the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, Desoto Lodge No. 105, of Riverview.

While living in Anna Maria from the 1970s-2000, he enjoyed working in retail management, pet-sitting for friends and neighbors, cooking at local restaurants and painting colorful Florida wildlife and landscapes for pleasure.

He wanted no formal funeral or memorial service. In his honor, and for all who serve in the military, pay tribute and continue to pray for healing and mercy for all who suffer from cancer.

He is survived by Bonnie Ware, his companion of many years; her family members; friends; neighbors; Mason brothers; sisters Linda Chicko and Patricia; and brother John of Columbus, Ohio.

 

Terry Allen Rader

Terry Allen Rader, 58, of Holmes Beach, died Saturday, Jan. 13.

He was born to Edgar “Jack” and Beverly in Kansas City, Missouri, Aug. 21, 1959, the day Hawaii became a state.

He graduated from Antilles High School in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 1977, after also living in Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri.

He was an electrician.

He loved to fish and bowl, the Bucs and Rays, and to play guitar.

A celebration of life will be held at the Bradenton Moose Lodge No. 1223, 310 44th Ave. E., Bradenton, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb 8. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Manatee County Humane Society. Condolences may be made to brownandsonsfuneral.com.

He is survived by his mother, Beverly and step-father Bernard Chouinard; sister Tammy and husband Mark Crawford; brother Troy and wife Marie; Valerie and Mike Chouinard; nieces Addy Beetle and Katie; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

Wolfgang ‘Wolf’ Schulz

Wolfgang “Wolf” Schulz, 66, of Holmes Beach, died Jan. 31.

He was born in Germany in 1951 and was the son of Charlotte and Rudolph.

He studied mechanical engineering and helped build and race Formula 2 cars as a young man in Germany.

He moved to Arlington, Virginia, when he was in his 20s.

Later he met and married Gayle Simpson in Alexandria, Virginia, and became a U.S. citizen.

He ran the service departments of two large car dealerships in Maryland and Washington, D.C., for many years, also training many mechanics until he and his wife moved to Holmes Beach in 1998.

He used all of his passion for engines and mechanical knowledge to open his own marine engine and repair shop, Wolfgang Schulz Marine Engine Services, in Holmes Beach, where Keyes Marina is located, and operated his business until he retired a few years ago.

He enjoyed making lots of home films, photography, boating in the area and in the British Virgin Islands on vacations and watching Formula 1 and other car races were some of his hobbies.

His latest love in retirement was his RV, which he enjoyed taking to beautiful places in Florida.

He is survived by wife Gayle; brothers Erich and Helmut; son Sascha in Germany; daughter Virginia and husband Tobias Zimmermann of Bradenton; grandson Christopher Zimmermann of Bradenton; and stepsons Eric and Matthew Simpson Funkhouser,

A celebration of life is planned in March. Donations may be made to the Tidewell Hospice program, Manatee County Animal Services and the underdogadopt.com.

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