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Date of Issue: March 18, 2009

Obituaries

Bernard Charles ‘Bernie’ Shea

Bernard Charles “Bernie” Shea, 79, of Kalamazoo, Mich., and winter resident of Anna Maria Island, died Feb. 19.

Born in Bradford, Pa., Mr. Shea was retired in 1990 as president of the Pennwalt Co. pharmaceutical operation, Rochester, N.Y., and vice president and CEO of the health division in Philadelphia, Pa. He was a graduate of Bradford High School and received a full U.S. Navy scholarship and entered the ROTC program at Holy Cross College, where he received a bachelor's degree in biology. He served in the Navy throughout the Korean conflict as a lieutenant junior grade on the destroyer USS Storms as the communications officer. In 1954, he was honorably discharged from the Navy. He worked in sales and marketing with the Upjohn Pharmaceutical Co. in Kalamazoo, where he won the Upjohn award.

Memorial contributions may be made to Parish Church of Christ the King, P.O. Box 2613, Portage MI 49081.

He is survived by wife Marilyn; son David of Zephyrhills; daughter Melissa Sartain of Pittsford, N.Y; brother John of West Chester, Pa.; and grandchildren Katie, Christopher, Tyler, Matthew and Amanda.

 

Joy B. Ziegler

Joy B. Ziegler, 62, of Bradenton and formerly of Anna Maria, died March 11.

Mrs. Ziegler was born in Cranford, N.J. She came to Anna Maria Island in 1997 from Garwood, N.J. and moved to Bradenton in 2006.

Memorial services were March 15. Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care, 3355 26th St. W., Bradenton FL 34205.

She is survived by son Jon Jr. and wife Maria of Coldspring, Ky.; brothers Herbert Ditzel of Anna Maria Island and Warren Ditzel of New Milford, Pa.; sisters Edna Klimek of Pedricktown, N.J., Mary Heerwagen and husband Richard of Hernando, Fla., and Grace Mauri of Marco Island, Fla.; and granddaughter Amanda Rose.

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