Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries – 01-17-2018

Michael Dowd Michael Dowd, artist and musician, died Jan. 10. He was born in New Haven, Connecticut, April 16, 1955, and was raised in Cheshire, Connecticut, He moved to Florida in 1979. A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Palmetto Art Center, 907 Fifth St. W., Palmetto. […]

Obituaries – 01-10-2018

Mary Elizabeth Adams McGrath Mary Elizabeth Adams McGrath, 87, of Holmes Beach, died Dec. 23. She was born Jan. 30, 1930, in Tallahassee to Sam and Alice Adams. Her family moved in 1945 to Anna Maria, where they were active in the earlier days of Roser Church. After graduation from Manatee High School in the […]

Obituaries – 01-03-2018

Robert J. Herman Robert J. Herman, 61, of Bradenton and formerly of Holmes Beach, died Dec. 19. He was born in Queens, New York, to Roman and Frances. He graduated from Chaminade High School on Long Island, New York, and later earned an engineering degree. He was skilled in information and technology and. In many […]

Obituaries – 12-27-2017

Robert Walter Elliott Robert Walter Elliott, 102, of Holmes Beach died Dec. 22. He was born Jan. 2, 1915, in Hartford, Connecticut, to the late Robert Walter and Isabel Degrouche Elliott. Col. Elliott served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and completed his military career with the U.S. […]

Obituaries – 12-20-2017

Arthur Nile ‘Ted’ Baird Arthur Nile “Ted” Baird, 81, of Bradenton Beach, died Oct. 21, in Wilmington, Delaware. He was born Feb. 5, 1936, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Roland and Edna Hayes. His childhood was spent in various towns in Idaho and Utah. He graduated in 1954 from Butte High School in Arco, Idaho. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy […]

Obituaries – 12-13-2017

Kent Chetlain Kent Gladstone Chetlain “the second” died Dec. 4, at Inspired Living at Lakewood Ranch. He was a former Manatee County commissioner, Florida newsman, writer and, for 55 years, husband of Mary “Joanne” Chetlain, who died in 2007. He was born in Oak Park, Illinois, Sept. 20, 1927, to Kent G. Sr. and Margaret […]

Obituaries – 12-06-2017

Joanne Marie Bonsall Joanne Marie Bonsall (Lemont), 77, of Wallingford and Holmes Beach, died Nov. 23. Born in Upper Darby and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey, she was daughter of the late William and Marie McDermott Lemont. She built a home and raised her family in Wallingford before retiring to Holmes Beach in 1996. […]

Obituaries – 11-22-2017

James Louis Studenka James Louis Studenka, 74, of Metamora, Ohio, and Anna Maria, died Nov. 6, at Ebied Hospice in Sylvania, Ohio. He was born May 15, 1943, in Adrian, Michigan, to the late Louis and Mary (Ricica). He served in the U.S. Army. He was a farmer and also worked for 29 years as […]