Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries – 03-29-2017

David Martinez David Martinez, 81, of Holmes Beach, died March 25. He was born July 15, 1935, in Susanville, California. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was the owner/operator of Somar Electrical of San Francisco. He was a member of the Lakeland Yacht Club. He loved his family and he enjoyed golfing […]

Obituaries – 03-22-2017

Betty L. Guthrie Betty L. Guthrie, 84, Cortez, died March 12. She was born in Detroit and moved to Cortez in 1942 from Grand Ledge, Michigan. She was an active member of Church of Christ Church in Cortez since 1952. She was the owner/operator of Betty’s Beauty Salon for 17 years, an award-winning manager of […]

Obituaries – 03-08-2017

Alois Grant Beer Alois Grant Beer, 75, died March 1. He was born in Monroe, Wisconsin, April 24, 1941, and was the oldest of two children of Alois “Allie” Beer and Betty Smith Beer. He graduated from high school in Monroe in 1959. He attended Stout State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial education in […]

Obituaries – 03-01-2017

Jane Grossman Jane Grossman, a woman who did it all and showed others how to live large, died in her island home Feb. 21. She was born Oct. 21, 1938, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to Elwood and Alma Shollenberger. She resided in Holmes Beach and formerly in Sarasota and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She had many journeys in […]

Obituaries – 02-22-2017

Wanda Bindley Figari Wanda Bindley Figari died Jan. 30. She was born in Evansville, Indiana, to Fred and Ethel Damm and lived there throughout her childhood. She received her undergraduate degree with honors from Indiana State University, where she also served as homecoming queen and president of Chi Omega, where she made many lifelong friends. […]

Obituaries – 02-15-2017

Elizabeth Christie-Cline Elizabeth Christie-Cline died Feb. 4. She is remembered by her family as an amazing woman with a heart of gold. Born Feb. 26, 1939, in Des Moines, Iowa, she grew as a young farm girl until she left the Midwest for the Florida west coast and the Gulf of Mexico. She rooted her […]

Obituaries – 02-08-2017

Pauline ‘Polly’ W. Mooney Pauline “Polly” W. Mooney, 97, of Meadville, Pennsylvania, died Jan. 27. She was born Sept. 22, 1919, to the late Frank and Estella (Witherow) Wolford. On July 3, 1942, she married Merle A. Mooney, who preceded her in death. She graduated from Warren Business College in 1939 and from 1960-74 she was […]

Obituaries – 02-01-2017

Hazel Bugna Hazel Bugna, a longtime islander, died Jan. 22. She was born April 28, 1939. She will be missed. Survivors include husband Bobby; daughters Kim Hoatland and Holly Wilson; sons Terry, Timmy and Bobby; grandchildren Madison, Mallory, Jenny, Susie, Matt, Phelica, Jaydin and Mitchelle.

Obituaries – 01-25-2017

Adeline M. Billings Adeline M. Billings died Jan. 4. She was born June 2, 1927, in Cleveland. A resident of the West Winds Condominiums of Holmes Beach from the early 1990s to 2012, she lived with her brother, Ted, until his death in 2000. As a graduate of Miami University with a degree in accounting, […]