Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries – 05-04-2016

Deena Jean Armstrong Deena Jean Armstrong, 61, of Palma Sola, died April 15. She was a long-time resident of Anna Maria Island. She owned and operated Dinghy Deena’s Dinghys at the Anna Maria Yacht Basin and Marina in the 1980s and was a cook at Fast Eddie’s at the Anna Maria City Pier. She also […]

Obituaries – 04-27-2016

Emily Theaman Gross Emily Theaman Gross, 67, of Holmes Beach, died Feb. 29 after a six-year battle with cancer. She was born in Brooklyn, New York. She loved the color purple, walking the beach for Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring, weekly massages and dark chocolate with a glass of red wine. She […]

Obituaries – 04-13-2016

Jean A. King Jean A. King of Bradenton Beach died March 30. She was born in Wichita, Kansas, in 1942, and her childhood, as part of a military family, included stays in all parts of the country. However, she always felt Northern California, where she graduated from high school, was her childhood home.   As […]

Obituaries – 04-06-2016

Kathaleen Hineline Kathaleen Hineline, 96, of Bradenton, died March 27. She was born in Ontario, Canada, and moved to Bradenton in 2010 from Rochester, New York. She was an Episcopalian and a member of the Eastern Star and the Woman’s Club in New York.         There will be no local services. Memorial donations may be […]

Obituaries – 03-30-2016

Dorothy Marie Dickinson Dorothy Marie Dickinson, 79, of Bradenton, died March 16. She was born April 12, 1936. She had wintered here since 1993 and was formerly from Massachusetts — East Falmouth and Cape Cod. Celebrations of life will be held later in Holmes Beach and Sandwich, Massachusetts. Funeral arrangements were by Brown & Sons […]

Obituaries – 03-23-2016

Russell Heath Kennedy Russell Heath Kennedy, 51, of Bradenton Beach, died Feb. 14. He was born Aug. 18, 1964. Services were held March 19 at Harvey Memorial Community Church in Bradenton Beach. Memorial donations may be sent to Church of the Redeemer Episcopal Apprentice Scholarship Fund, 222 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236.   James […]

Obituaries – 03-16-2016

James Melanson James “Big Jim” Melanson, 67, previously of HolmesBeach, died March 3. He was born Aug. 12, 1949, and grew up in Boston. He worked as a paint contractor, carpenter and plumber throughout his life. Living in Holmes Beach for nearly 20 years, he built a company that employed legions of local painters. One […]

Obituaries – 03-09-2016

Ryan Michael Carlson Ryan Michael Carlson, formerly of Mishawaka, Indiana, and Anna Maria Island, died March 4. He was born Feb. 16, 1985. He was a devoted father to son Canaan and enjoyed spending his days off as “daddy day care.” From a young age, he loved cooking and would stand on a chair in […]

Obituaries – 03-02-2016

Delbert Wayne Martin Delbert Wayne Martin, 89, of Harvard, Illinois, died Feb. 19. He was born June 19, 1926, to John and Bertha (Sanders) Martin in Sandborn, Indiana. He married Helen Josephine Burke on Aug. 6, 1946, in Detroit. Delbert was a corporal in the U.S. Marines during World War II, serving in Okinawa, Nagasaki, […]