John W. Egan
John W. Egan, 101, of Bradenton, died Sept. 6.
Born in New York City, Mr. Egan moved to Manatee County from Las Vegas, Nev., 18 years ago. His business career started as a clerk in the New York Stock Exchange, and he later worked worldwide as a payroll officer for international construction companies. He served in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Egan was recognized for his international goodwill in establishing the "Buck of the Month Club," in which American construction workers in French Morocco chipped in to help their less fortunate Moroccan neighbors. The club soon expanded to cover Marrakesh and other points of southern Morocco. Former U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles mentioned Mr. Egan's efforts toward international goodwill in a speech before the Federal Council of Churches in America Dec. 12, 1952.
Services were private. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by nephew Jack of Anna Maria and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.
Tossi Bernard Haskell
Tossi Bernard Haskell, 81, of Holmes Beach, died Sept. 7.
Born in Lowell, Mass., Mrs. Haskell moved to Holmes Beach from there 50 years ago. She operated a nursing home on Anna Maria Island for many years. She was a welder for the U.S. Navy during World War II.
There were no services. Memorial contributions may be made to Select Group Homes Inc., 4730 30th St. W., Bradenton FL 34207. Shannon Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughter Michelle Garden of Bradenton; sons Frank of Bradenton, Steve of Ocala, and Joe of Palmetto; sister Bernice Perry of Massachusetts; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Wilbur 'Bur' Lewis
Wilbur "Bur" Lewis, 85, of Cross City and formerly Cortez, died Sept. 5.
Born in Cortez, Mr. Lewis moved to Cross City in 1982. He was a previous owner of Fishermans Landing Restaurant and Bayshore Seafood, both in Cortez. He was Baptist.
Visitation was Sept. 9 and graveside services Sept. 10. Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 43rd Street Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by daughters Cathy Lewis Capo of Cross City and Sandra Markham of Lake City; sons Wade of Bradenton, and Charlie and Michael, both of Cross City; sisters Juanita Cogden of Cocoa Beach and Martha Tidwell of Merritt Island; brother Donald of Little Rock, Ark.; and five grandchildren.