Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries – 09-13-2017

Loretta Jane Sabin Loretta Jane Sabin died Aug. 28. She was born Oct. 14, 1951, in Mattawanna, Pennsylvania, and when she was young, her family moved to Wilmington, Delaware. The family moved again to mid-Michigan, where she stayed until when she relocated to Anna Maria Island in 1997. She lived the “Gulf life” by enjoying […]

Obituaries – 09-06-2017

David Forrest Cannon David “Bash” Forrest Cannon of Bradenton and formerly of Anna Maria Island, died Aug. 13. He was born May 3, 1949, to Bruce and Millie in Patterson, New Jersey. The youngest of five, he grew up in Smithville, Georgia, with his parents and four sisters. He was drafted into the U.S. Army […]

Obituaries – 08-30-2017

David Forrest Cannon David “Bash” Forrest Cannon died Aug. 13. He was born May 3, 1949, to Bruce and Millie in Patterson, New Jersey. The youngest of five, he grew up in Smithville, Georgia, with his parents and four sisters. He was drafted into the U.S. Army to serve in the Vietnam War. He raised […]

Obituaries – 08-23-2017

Billie Martini Former Holmes Beach Commissioner Billie Greenwell Martini, 90, died Aug. 20. She was Islander of the Year for 2002. Martini came to the Island in 1944 and resided in Bradenton Beach and later Holmes Beach. After college, she married and, with husband Bob, opened the first motor court on the Island alongside the […]

Obituaries – 08-16-2017

Robert Charles Duvall Robert Charles Duvall, 74, of Anna Maria, died July 7. He was born Dec. 9, 1942, in Flint, Michigan, to Robert and Frieda (Ruppel). Mr. Duvall received his MBA from Michigan State University and worked as a CPA in the Detroit area. He was affiliated with Wampum Hardware Co. in New Galilee, […]

Obituaries – 08-09-2017

Barbara Lazzara Barbara Lazzara, 83, of Anna Maria, died July 2. She was born Nov. 13, 1933, in New York to the late Carl and Ivabelle (Kirkpatrick) Jolly. She moved to Anna Maria more than 20 years ago, coming from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. While living in Oklahoma, she operated her own antique shop. After moving […]

Obituaries – 08-02-2017

Bill Katterhenry Bill Katterhenry, 83, of Parrish and formerly of Bradenton died July 21. He was born in Anna, Ohio. In his youth, he spent his days around the lake boating, fishing and swimming. Upon graduation, he entered the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. After the Navy, he attended Clemson University and the University […]

Obituaries – 07-26-2017

Anne Brownell Anne Brownell of Bradenton died July 17. She was born Dec. 10, 1918. No service is planned. She is survived by a nephew who resides on Anna Maria Island.   Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ Bolle Meaker Jacqueline “Jackie” Bolle Meaker of Holmes Beach, born May 7, 1932, died July 22, 2017. A memorial service will […]

Obituaries – 07-19-2017

Joseph Gregorzek Joseph Gregorzek, of Perico Island, died June 22 in Palmetto. He was born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, July 25, 1936, to the late Peter and Mary (Orzechowski) Gregorzek.
 He formerly resided in Connecticut, Vermont and New Jersey and moved to Florida in 1999. Joe attended CCSU in Connecticut and was a veteran of the […]