Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries – 04-18-2018

Rosemarie Kontra Rosemarie Kontra (nee, Jansky), 61, Holmes Beach, died April 7. She was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Charles and Madelyn (Murphy). She moved to Holmes Beach in 2003 and was employed by Home True Value Hardware of Holmes Beach, where she was known as the sales clerk extraordinaire. Brown & Sons […]

Obituaries – 04-04-2018

Helen Catherine Baskett Helen “Kathy” Catherine Baskett, 68, formerly of Holmes Beach, died March 17. She was born Nov. 21, 1949, to Hobart and Christena Tudor. She grew up in Denver, where she attended George Washington High School and Denver College. In 1971, she married the love of her life, Bob. She supported his career […]

Obituaries – 03-28-2018

Dana G. ‘Dane’ Clayton Dana G. “Dane” Clayton, 52, died Feb. 25. He was a lifelong resident of Manatee County, growing up on Anna Maria Island and graduating from Manatee High School. He attended Manatee Community College and Manatee Technical School. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was a firefighter/paramedic in Sarasota and […]

Obituaries – 03-21-2018

David William Ambut David William Ambut, 61, of Anna Maria Island, died March 12. He was born Dec. 21, 1956, in Chicago. In 1988 he moved his family, including parents Anthony and Josephine, to Anna Maria Island and began his career with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office as a corrections officer. He was promoted to […]

Obituaries – 03-14-2018

Nicholas Lawrence ‘Larry’ Ackerman Larry Ackerman, 61, born and raised in Manatee County, died March 4. He was born March 27, 1956, and graduated from Palmetto High School in 1975. He owned L.A. Design auto repair and sales in Bradenton and was a member of the Palmetto Jaycees and the Anna Maria Island Privateers. Arrangements […]

Obituaries – 03-07-2018

Celebration of life to honor ‘Bradenton Beach icon’ The Pines Trailer Park will host a celebration of life honoring Robert “Ohio Bob” McClannan at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, on the dock at the park, 103 Church Ave., Bradenton Beach. McClannan, 71, of Bradenton Beach, died May 8, 2017, when hit by an automobile while […]

Obituaries – 02-28-2018

Theodore ‘Ted’ Cunningham Theodore “Ted” Cunningham, 83, of Anna Maria Island, died Feb. 17. He was born May 1, 1934, in Liverpool, England, to Irene and James. He married Mary Lillian McGarrigle April 2, 1956, in Liverpool. Their 62 years crossed three countries — England, Canada and the United States. He was known for his […]

Obituaries – 02-21-2018

Linda Keyworth Davis Linda Keyworth Davis of Holmes Beach died Feb. 11. She was born Aug. 25, 1943, in Boston to R. Allen and Leontine Briggs Keyworth. She had three brothers and one sister. She attended Emma Willard High School in Troy, New York. She received a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and a master’s […]

Obituaries – 02-14-2018

Carolyn D. Wurzel Carolyn D. Wurzel, 83, of Holmes Beach, died Jan. 28. She was born in Toledo, Ohio, and raised in Napoleon, Ohio, by William and Gladys (Butchbach) Puehler. She attended Bowling Green University and later began her career as an X-ray technician, where she met husband Robert Wurzel. They married July 1, 1956, […]