Obituaries – 05-16-2018

Daniel L. Anderson
Daniel L. Anderson, M.D., 77, of Cortez, and formerly of Annapolis, Maryland, died April 29.

He was born Nov. 8, 1940.

Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. May 1 at Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles, 2850 75th St. W., Bradenton.

 

Mary Alice Chakoumakos
Mary Alice Chakoumakos, 91, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, died March 23.

She was a resident of Holmes Beach for 28 years, after having moved from Farmington, Maine, to retire with her husband Charles.

She grew up in Litchfield, Maine, graduated in 1948 from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and, after getting married, lived briefly in New York.

She and her husband then settled in Maine to raise four freethinking children. She was active in the Maine Chapter of AAUW, the Farmington Planning Commission and also the Roser Women’s Guild in Anna Maria.

She was an avid reader, bird-watcher, bridge player and math whiz. She loved a good cocktail, her own excellent cooking and the perfect Key lime pie. She spent her final days in Santa Fe under the care of her daughter Alison and the watchful eye of her faithful cat, Miss Kitty.

Mrs. Chakoumakos is survived by her children, Scott, Bryan, Alison and Andrew; grandchildren Sara, Segue, Rowan, Madie, Egan and Sofia; great-grandchildren Lila and Otis; plus her dynamic extended family.

 

Isobel O’Conner
Isobel O’Conner, of Bradenton, died April 13.

She was born in Swampscott, Massachusetts, and grew up on Boston’s North Shore.

She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Salem State College. After teaching high school in Vermont, she and her late former husband, Dan, sailed from Marblehead to Florida in a 50-year old Friendship Sloop.

She had a long business career as legal secretary and administration assistant/Realtor for Arvida Corp. on Longboat Key and Neal Communities.

She had a lifetime interest in sailing, windjammers, skiing and travel.

She was a strong supporter for animal welfare and the environment and volunteered for Wildlife Inc. in Bradenton Beach.

A celebration of life will at 3 p.m. Friday, May 18, at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, 760 Broadway St., Longboat Key.

 

Helen Aldrich White
Helen Aldrich White died May 7, two days before her 93rd birthday.

She was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, to Helen and Burton Aldrich and had two brothers. She attended Sacred Heart Academy and graduated from the Albright Knox Art School in Buffalo.

She worked for JN Adams Department Store as a sketch artist in advertising. In 1961, she relocated to Anna Maria with her first husband Oliver “Buddy” Lawrence.

Together they owned the Sand Bar when it was just a tiny bar on Spring Street.

She continued her advertising career working for Burdines and commuting to Tampa. She then opened a gift shop on St. Armands Circle.

She started in real estate working for Mike Norman Realty and other local companies, including Neal & Neal.

In 2001, she formed SunCoast Real Estate on Anna Maria Island with three friends and worked as a Realtor/broker until her retirement in 2014.

She married John Parker White in 1981 and they were married 21 years until his death in 2002.

She was active in the Island Players, loved dogs and was a committed businesswoman with a customer-oriented approach to her sales.

She is survived by her niece through marriage, Kathryn Poppenberg Kridel of Cortez; Oliver L. Poppenberg of Sewickley, Pennsylvania, Arnold C. Poppenberg Jr. of Denver; nine nieces and nephews; and 15 great-nieces and great-nephews.

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