Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries – 11-01-2017

James Robert “Jim” Bickal died Oct. 20. He was born Oct. 21, 1936, in Fort Defiance, Arizona. In 1965, he moved his family to Holmes Beach from Denver. He lived in Holmes Beach for 52 years and worked on the island for 30 years as an interior-exterior painter. A private service will be held. He […]

Obituaries – 10-25-2017

John Shirk John Shirk, 80, of Bradenton and formerly of Anna Maria, died Oct. 16. Mr. Shirk played in the tennis group at the Center of Anna Maria Island and, before retiring, worked in the food service business. He is survived by his wife, Jean. No service is planned.

Obituaries – 10-11-2017

Nancy Moore Carson Nancy Moore Carson of Holmes Beach died Aug. 23 at her summer home in Brevard, North Carolina. She was born to Robert and Dolly Carson in Belmont, North Carolina, in 1933. She was the youngest of seven children. She began her undergraduate studies at Brevard College in Brevard and completed her degree […]

Obituaries – 10-04-2017

James ‘Jim’ Edson Mercer James “Jim” Edson Mercer, 70, formerly of Anna Maria Island, died Sept. 25, 2017, in Hutchinson, Kansas. He was born Jan. 15, 1947, in Salem, Ohio, to Edson and Rose (Costanzo) Mercer. Mr. Mercer served in the U.S. Army 1966-68. He was the owner and operator for 18 years of Mercer […]

Obituaries – 09-27-2017

Anthony ‘Tony’ Manali Sr. Anthony “Tony” Manali Sr., 93, of Anna Maria, died peacefully at home Sept. 24. He was born the youngest of six siblings in Tampa Nov. 15, 1923, to Charles and Nancy (Sciambra) Manali,. After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he married the love of his life, Carmen […]

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 […]