Alice Christie of Anna Maria died Dec. 6. She was born in Pierce, Fla.
On graduating in 1946 from Mulberry High School, she settled in Lakeland, and became a loving and cherished wife and mother, and a tireless and compassionate caregiver. She retired to Anna Maria in the late 1980s.
Mrs. Christie was a Christian, a lifelong Democrat, and, as described by her daughter, a wicked-faithful Boston Red Sox fan and the epitome of the Irish Claddagh’s meaning of love, loyalty and friendship.
Arrangements were by Kicliter Funeral Home of Palmetto.
Mrs. Christie is survived by daughter Debera Elaine Thompson of Anna Maria.
Jack Newton Lewis
Jack Newton Lewis, 65, of Bradenton, died Dec. 18. He was born Oct. 22, 1947, in Houston to Louise and Henry LaFayette Lewis.
He received a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Houston and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Maryland. He was a proud member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
Following his education, he served his country in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserves as a finance officer. Jack worked more than 30 years for Chevy Chase Federal Bank in Maryland, retiring as a vice president in 2005. He served his church, most recently as treasurer and Eucharistic minister at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, Holmes Beach.
Mr. Lewis was known for his keen intelligence, wit and charm, and was a loyal and steadfast friend.
A funeral service was held Dec. 22, at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, followed by a celebration of life and reception. Memorial donations may be made to the Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217-1829.
Frank Paul Ransom
Frank Paul Ransom, 54, of Holmes Beach, died Dec. 17. He was born in Columbus, Ohio.
A celebration of life will be planned at a later date. Arrangements were by Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Bradenton.
Survivors include his mother, Ireta Wood; and 12-year companion Kim Morgan.
John Sandberg, 83, of Viera, Fla., and formerly of Bradenton Beach, died Oct. 24. He was born Aug. 9, 1929, in McCleary, Wash., to Einar A. and Jane (Little) Sandberg.
Mr. Sandberg went to Washington State College where he received a doctorate in education in 1956. During his undergraduate years at Washington State College, he worked in the summer for the National Forest Service at Lake Quinault, where he served on fire crews and worked on the construction of roads and trails.
He married Mollie Rehm Aug. 29, 1953. He then joined the U.S. Navy, serving active duty in the Korean War and two years as the executive officer of the USS Surfbird. He continued another 24 years as a Naval Reserve officer, retiring with the rank of captain.
In 1976, he was recognized by the University of Guam, which he had helped to establish, for educational and sociological work he had done for the people of the Central Pacific. He retired in 1986 from his educational career as dean of the School of Education at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.
Following retirement, the Sandbergs relocated to Bradenton Beach, where he became active in the community. He spearheaded the construction and operation of the Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St., Bradenton Beach.
He also chaired the committee that developed the rehabilitation plans of the historic downtown area using a $500,000 grant awarded to the city.
In 2005, he and Mollie moved from Bradenton Beach to the Indian River Colony Club in Viera.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mollie; children Mike, Jill, and Julie; grandchildren John Jacob, Samantha, Sydney and Vicki Fenton.
603 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach, a 1,920 sfla / 2,505 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1967 on a 90×114 lot was sold 11/29/12, Mischler to Englehardt for $570,000; list $585,000.
688 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, a 2,288 sfla / 2,772 sfur 3bed/2bath canalfront pool home built in 1972 on a 90×114 lot was sold 12/04/12, Murphy Property Group LLC to Swezey for $568,000.
207 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,840 sfla / 2,586 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1971 on a 59×105 lot was sold 12/06/12, 207 72nd Street Cottage LLC to 302 67th LLC for $535,000.
300 67th St., Unit A, 67th Street Coastal Cottages, Holmes Beach, a 1,300 sfla 3bed/2bath land condo built in 1960 was sold 12/05/12, 302 67th LLC to Welch for $520,000; list $549,000.
3804 Sixth Ave., Unit 3804, Village at Holmes Beach, Holmes Beach, a 1,725 sfla / 2,593 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car condo with shared pool built in 2002 was sold 11/30/12, Suncoast Gulf Properties LLC to Curry for $465,000; list $475,000.
246 17th St. N., Unit 23, Bradenton Beach Club, Bradenton Beach, a 1,268 sfla / 1,396 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pools built in 2004 was sold 12/04/12, Ullom to Hazlett for $461,000.
212 81st St., Unit B, Tortuga Villas, Holmes Beach, a 1,200 sfla 3bed/2bath condo with pool built in 2012 was sold 11/30/12, 212 81st St LLC to Menendez for $460,000; list $469,000.
116 81st St., Holmes Beach, a 1,234 sfla / 1,801 sfur 3bed/2bath/1car home built in 1945 on a 68×80 lot was sold 11/29/12, Deblecourt to Blue Eyed Girl 116 81st Street LLC for $416,400; list $400,000.
3103 Avenue F, Unit 22, Island Beach Club, Holmes Beach, a 984 sfla / 1,228 sfur 2bed/1bath Gulfview condo with shared pool built in 1974 was sold 12/06/12, Plummer to Zodda for $373,000; list $397,000.
236 17th St. N., Unit 34, Bradenton Beach Club, Bradenton Beach, a 1,268 sfla / 1,396 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pools built in 2004 was sold 12/03/12, Seybold to Kinney for $320,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.
• Dec. 17, 700 block of Jacaranda Road, vehicle burglary. Unknown persons gained entry into an unlocked vehicle, accessed the trunk and stole hair cutting equipment valued at $1,300.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
• Dec. 13, 4500 block of Gulf Drive North, suspicious circumstances. Bradenton Beach police officers responded to assist the Holmes Beach Police Department regarding an incident that occurred at the listed address. Police made contact with a man who appeared to be intoxicated and was having trouble clearly stating his complaint. However, the man told police he was visiting a friend and, when he was ready to leave, a neighbor exited his residence and pointed a shotgun at him. The complainant said the neighbor had done so because “he doesn’t like me.” The man told police that he told the neighbor to shoot him.
A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy also was called to assist and made contact with the neighbor, who said the complainant had been on his property in the past and was arrested for trespassing after “causing problems.” He said he heard the man yelling and came outside to remind him that he had been trespassed from the property and told him to leave.
Another neighbor became involved in the dispute, at which the time the complainant allegedly threatened to a throw brick through his window. The second neighbor responded he would use deadly force if needed.
Both men denied pointing a shotgun at the complainant, but the first neighbor did admit to having his neighbor’s shotgun and returned it to him during the argument. A third witness reported seeing the argument, but told police he never saw a weapon pointed at the complainant.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
• No new reports.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
• Reports not submitted.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments and Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.