Tag Archives: 09-04-2013

2013-14 budget hearings set for September

The island cities are finalizing budgets — and property tax rates — for 2013-14 this month.

Hearings in Anna Maria will take place at city hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 and 6 p.m. Sept. 25.

In Bradenton Beach, hearings are at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, and 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18.

In Holmes Beach, hearings at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive, will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 and 6 p.m. Sept. 24.

Manatee County also is deciding its budget for the coming fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. Hearings will take place at the county administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, at 6 p.m. Sept. 10 and 6 p.m. Sept. 19.

The School District of Manatee County’s final budget hearing will take place at 5:45 p.m. Sept. 9 in the boardroom, 215 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

Boater arrested for reckless driving

A Bradenton Beach Police Department officer was on routine patrol at the end of Bridge Street when he observed a boat about 100 feet offshore going in circles in reverse.

The officer observed a man lying down in the vessel and yelled to get his attention. George McElroy, 55, a resident of the boating community anchored in Sarasota Bay near the Historic Bridge Street Pier, stood up and shut off his motor, according to a police report.

The officer ordered McElroy several times to dock his vessel at the dinghy dock near the BridgeTender Dockside Inn and Bar, but said McElroy refused the commands.

McElroy then allegedly cursed at the officer, yelled, “I’m going to call my lawyer” and fled the scene.

The report said McElroy returned several minutes later and drove his boat onto the shoreline, telling the officer he spoke to his attorney.

He was taken into custody, accused of fleeing to elude a law enforcement officer, which is a felony charge and misdemeanor reckless driving.

He was booked into the Manatee County jail and held on $5,500 bond. As of Islander press time, McElroy remained in custody.

He is scheduled to be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.


Man accused of felony burglary

A 26-year-old man was arrested Aug. 22 in the 100 block of 52nd Street by a Holmes Beach police officer and charged with two felonies after allegedly being caught entering an unlocked vehicle.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Michael Nemeth, who was identified as homeless, allegedly told police he entered the vehicle with the intent to steal valuables, but took nothing. A report said he described the interior of the vehicle to police and the items he saw inside.

While being arrested, police allegedly found a box containing a small pipe and a green substance that field-tested positive for marijuana. Police also found gloves and a flashlight.

Nemeth faces multiple charges, including felony vehicle burglary, felony possession of burglary tools, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was booked into the Manatee County jail and held on $4,000 bond. As of Islander press time, Nemeth remained in custody.

He is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

Beachgoers chase off alleged thief

A man on the beach Aug. 27, near the 1100 block of Gulf Drive South in Bradenton Beach, saw an unknown man sitting in his girlfriend’s chair with his hand in her beach bag.

The man confronted the suspect, who now had his girlfriend’s cellphone, valued at $400, in his hand. The suspect fled the area, and according to the probable cause affidavit, the witness, along with other beachgoers gave chase but didn’t catch the alleged thief.

Bradenton Beach police officers responded to the call and, after obtaining a description of the suspect made contact with Christopher Thibodeaux, 20, of Bradenton, in the 100 block of Fifth Street South.

Police detained Thibodeaux and the witness identified him as the man who had gone through his girlfriend’s beach bag.

The phone was not located on Thibodeaux, but police found it between where the incident occurred and where Thibodeaux was detained.

After being identified by witnesses, Thibodeaux was arrested for felony grand theft and booked into the Manatee County jail where he was held on $1,500 bond. According to the jail website, he posted bond and was released later that day.

Also, according to the MCSO website, Thibodeaux violated his parole in August on prior charges of possession of marijuana and burglary.

He is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

Fishing – 09-04-2013

Don’t forget why you’re out there angling


Maybe the first thing that comes to mind when out on the water with a rod and reel in hand is to catch fish, but there’s a little more to it than that.

Yeah, we all want to catch fish consistently, but we can’t lose sight of the little things that complete the experience on the water.

It’s that feeling you get when buzzing the flats before sunrise and seeing the eastern sky all lit up in shades of pinks, oranges, blues and purples.

It’s fishing a wreck and having a loggerhead turtle breach the surface, make eye contact with you and quickly dive back down to the depths.

It’s seeing a seeing a spotted eagle ray cruising along the shallows of what’s left of Passage Key, and then noticing a couple of permit riding in tow.

It’s fishing a shallow flat surrounded by schools of mullet as far as the eye can see.

It’s watching an osprey dive and capture a spotted seatrout only to have a bald eagle steal it from him in mid flight.

It’s watching dolphin toss a jack crevalle 10 feet in the air, just because it can, or being out in the boat in the heat of the day only to have a sun shower pop up and cool you down.

It’s even as simple as following a bonnethead shark over a shallow flat, just to see where it goes.

I could go on for hours about all of the little things we take for granted when caught up in the frenzy of trying to produce a bite, but I think you get the idea.

Don’t let discouragements get in the way of having a good day on the water. There will be days when the fish don’t bite, or when the bite seems like it’s not existent, or when a pack of Jet-skiers buzz your boat, unaware that the fish you’re targeting don’t react well to being run over.

There will be days when somebody is sitting in the spot you’ve been fishing for the past week. There will be times when every bait you cast will be tormented by cormorants and terns, and there will be days when you throw your cast net only to pull up a half-dozen catfish entangled in the mesh.

Again, the list could go on forever. Don’t let it get to you.

Slow down and gather your thoughts. It will come to you. The West Coast of Florida is one of the coolest places on earth. It has a lot to offer.

What’s that old saying?, “Take time to stop and smell the roses.” Well, the saying in our neck of the woods is “put the rod down and take it all in.” Take time to enjoy this diverse ecosystem that surrounds our home — the bay and Gulf waters.

Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime fishing charters reports exceptional fishing this past week with some exciting rallies and non-stop rod bending action. He says redfish, spotted seatrout, flounder, snook, mackerel and snapper have been coming to the party.

“Shiner catching has been easy with many of the traditional spots holding some mixed-sized baits,” says Howard, and the June hatch has grown enough to not gill your 1/4-inch nets. Howard suggests setting up over the grass flats and chumming with Purina tropical fish food for 10 minutes to bring on the bait before you throw your net, and keep any small pinfish for variety.

Redfish are starting to school and feed heavily in advance of a fall run. Howard notes redfish are providing his charters rod-bending action and no problem getting limits of the copper bruisers for the dinner table.

Shiners have been Howard’s bait of choice, but he likes to mix his presentations and use a small pinfish rigged under a popping cork. “A trick I employ is to cut the tail and dorsal fin off of the pinfish. This slows the bait down and makes it irresistible to the redfish,” adds.

The nearshore reefs have provided some excellent action with flounder, snapper and mackerel feeding heavily in Tampa Bay. Use shiners to chum and throw them over the sandy areas near the reefs to get the action fired up. Wait for the slow thump of the flounder, Howard says.

Last Aug. 28, Howard fished the nearshore reefs with Dave Pate of Anna Maria, when they saw a commotion on the water. To their surprise it was the fan of a sailfish feeding on a bait school.

“Tossing shiners for chum, we drew the sailfish close to our boat and Dave hooked and landed this rare, beautiful pelagic.” After taking pictures, Howard and Pate revived and released the predator to fight another day,” says Howard.

Looking forward, the summer/fall transition is about to start and the fishing action will explode, predicts Howard. Bait is gathering thick in our waters and the predators are responding accordingly.

Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier is seeing increasing numbers of Spanish mackerel and other migratory species, such as jack crevalle, blue runners and ladyfish being caught, especially during morning and evening tides. Large schools of scaled sardines and threadfin herring are taking refuge around the pier, which in turn, attracts predators. Clark spoons rigged with a popping cork or small white crappie jigs tied directly to 30-pound fluorocarbon will get you connected, Sork says.

Remember, these fish want to chase a bait so a quick retrieve is in your best interest.

Snook season opened Sept. 1 and the pier is a great place to start hunting. The best time to target thee spooky fish is on the late-night outgoing tide. By late night, I mean after the restaurant has closed and all of the spectators have gone home.

Look for snook in the shallows as you work your way out to the end of the pier. For bait, live shiners, pinfish and small ladyfish will work for a finicky linesider. You’ll want to use stout gear, although keep in mind when rigging, that these “pier snook” have seen everything imaginable put in front of their faces. Stealth is key. A 5- to 6-foot stretch of 50-pound fluorocarbon leader tied to a stout live bait hook should suffice.

If you find the snook snubbing its nose at your bait, scale down your leader size to 40- or even 30-pound, if you dare.

Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle is hearing of good action occurring on the flats of Anna Maria Sound. Spotted seatrout are blowing up schools of small baitfish on the Key Royale flats and along the bulkhead. These fish are feeding on glass minnows, providing a great opportunity for fly fishers. Simply find the glass minnows on the flat and cast an imitation to the edges of the school. Average size of the trout this past week was slot size, 15-20 inches, although fish up to 26 inches are being reported.

Rumors of schooling redfish from Miguel Bay all the way to southern Sarasota Bay also are coming into the tackle shop. Most anglers targeting reds are using live shiners or pinfish when using natural baits. Those using artificials are using gold spoons, Berkley Gulp shrimp and even topwater plugs.

Finally, Spanish mackerel are showing in decent numbers throughout Tampa Bay and just off the island beaches. Keyes suggests Gotcha plugs or silver spoons to target these toothy fish. If you’re using live bait, Keyes recommends a long shank hook to prevent being cut off by the macks razor teeth.

Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters was eager last week for the start of snook season. A seasoned veteran of 30 years on our local waters, Gross has an advantage over the average snook angler. I think he’s forgotten more about snook fishing than most of us could hope to know.

His advice for fall snook fishing is as follows: First, do your homework. Fall snook are often on the move, which means just because you caught them today, they may not be in the same place tomorrow. Second, Gross says to find areas with good water flow, such as points and passes. Snook are ambush predators and, in areas of good water flow, they can swim out of their vantage point, inhale a bait and return to the same spot without exerting too much energy. Lastly, Gross recommends carrying a variety of baits when targeting fall snook, such as shiners, pinfish or small grunts, as well as dead baits — fresh-cut chunks of ladyfish or mullet.

Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

Island police blotter – 09-04-2013

Anna Maria

        • Aug. 23, 100 N. Bay Blvd., found property. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy observed two males diving underwater in the area of the humpback bridge. The deputy yelled from shore that a dive flag was needed. He then boarded a boat to investigate the area and found two sling spears. Upon finding the spears, the deputy reported that the suspects left the area in a vehicle.

• Aug. 15, 200 block of Chilson Avenue, petit theft. A complainant reported that $300 worth of miscellaneous items was stolen from the backyard.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • No new reports.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


        • Aug. 23, 12500 block of Cortez Road West, domestic disturbance. A father and his adult son argued over finances, but no physical contact was made during the argument. Domestic packets were issued.

• Aug. 24, 4400 block of 125th Street West, domestic battery. A man and woman began arguing when the female refused to give the male money. At some point during the argument, the man twice struck the woman on the head.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

        Aug. 26, 7156 Tamiami Trail, Bradenton, DUI. A 36-year-old Holmes Beach man was arrested for misdemeanor driving under the influence. According to the probable cause affidavit, Angelo Imperiale was observed by a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy serving out of his lane, and almost colliding with an oncoming vehicle. The deputy detected an odor of alcohol after initiating a traffic stop and through a translator, conducted a field sobriety test. The deputy determined Imperiale failed the test and he was taken to the Manatee County jail.

• Aug. 2, 200 block of 70th Street, vehicle burglary. A complainant reported someone entered his unlocked vehicle and stole $20 from a wallet inside the glove box.

• Aug. 3, 3700 block of Gulf Drive, battery. Police responded to a fight in progress and arrived to witness a female punching and pushing a male.

• Aug. 4, 200 block of North Harbor Drive, vehicle burglary. A complainant reported someone entered his work truck and stole a toolbox containing $200 worth of tools.

• Aug. 5, 500 block of 65th Street, theft. A woman reported she went to retrieve some cash out of her jewelry box and discovered cash and jewelry valued at $3,000 was missing.

• Aug. 6, 2700 block of Gulf Drive, vehicle burglary. A man reported that someone entered his unlocked rental car and stole two new swimsuits from the front seat. The swimwear was valued at $120.

• Aug. 7, 3300 block of Gulf Drive, criminal mischief. A rear vehicle window valued at $1,200 was broken.

• Aug. 8, 2700 block of Avenue C, hit and run. A van struck another vehicle at the Island Shopping Center and fled the area. Police recognized the van’s description of belonging to someone working at a construction site. The officer went to the site and a short time later, the van arrived. The driver admitted hitting the other vehicle and said he did not have a driver’s license.

• Aug. 8, 500 block of 67th Street, vehicle burglary. An unknown male was seen entering a vehicle. The owner yelled at the man, who apologized. The suspect said he thought it was a friend’s vehicle. The woman called for her husband and the suspect fled. Nothing was stolen.

• Aug. 11, 200 block of 87th Street, vehicle burglary. A complainant reported someone entered his boat and stole $3,000 worth of fishing equipment and tow lines.

• Aug. 12, 2900 block of Gulf Drive, criminal traffic. A police officer observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and attempted to turn around to initiate a traffic stop. The vehicle made several turns in an attempt to avoid the officer’s line of sight. A witness directed the officer to where the vehicle was parked and reported the suspect ran toward the beach. Police established a perimeter and made contact with the suspect, who turned out to be a juvenile. He was arrested for fleeing to elude a law enforcement officer.

• Aug. 13, 600 block of Foxworth Lane, theft. A family was gathered at the residence and, while several purses were left out in the open, more than $9,000 in cash and jewelry were stolen from various purses. The victims said many people visited the home over a three-day period.

• Aug. 13, 400 block of Manatee Avenue West, criminal mischief. Police responded to a complaint of a broken side mirror on a vehicle. Blood was on the mirror and police observed blood on several nearby mailboxes. They were able to follow the blood trail back to a house where they made contact with a man who had a large laceration on a finger. The man told police he had been drinking the night before and may have caused the damage, which was estimated at $120. The complainant said he would not press charges if the man agreed to pay for the damages.

• Aug. 14, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix, forgery. A complaint of a forged check in the amount of $456 was filed with police.

• Aug. 17, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix, shoplifting. A store employee observed four people known to have previously shoplifted enter the store. The suspects were observed on camera concealing packaged meats in bags and clothing. Two of the suspects were confronted, at which time they dropped some of the meat. All of the suspects fled the store.

• Aug. 22, 200 block of Peacock Lane, theft. A diamond ring valued at $22,000 was reported stolen. The victim said painters were in the house for four weeks and the ring came up missing during that timeframe.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

        Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments and Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Calendar – 09-04-2013

Wednesday, Sept. 4

6 p.m. — Mana-Tweens Book Club meeting, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

6:30 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Community Center auditions for Murder Mystery theater, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

7:48 p.m. — Official sunset time.

Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown.


Thursday, Sept. 5

2 p.m. — Island Knitting Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

7:46 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Friday, Sept. 6

7:45 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Saturday, Sept. 7

8:30 a.m. — Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island breakfast and meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383.

5-10 p.m. — Bridge Street Merchants Luau, 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 205-906-0668.

7:44 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Sunday, Sept. 8

7:43 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Monday, Sept. 9

7:42 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Tuesday, Sept. 10

10 a.m. — Children’s storytime, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Noon — Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.

7:41 p.m. — Official sunset time.

Wednesday, Sept. 11

Today is Patriot Day.

7:40 p.m. — Official sunset time.



Saturday, Sept. 7

10 a.m. — FireSUP charity paddleboard competition for first-responders, Palma Sola Causeway, Bradenton. Information: 941-705-1447.



• Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes pitched, Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.

• First Wednesdays and third Wednesdays, Mana-Tween Book and Culture Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:  941-748-5555, ext. 6318.

• Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Think+Drink science night, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

• Fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m., star talk, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

• First and third Thursdays, 2 p.m., knitting group meets, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.

• Thursdays, except July and August, 5-10 p.m., Main Street Live, Old Main Street, Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440.

• Most Fridays, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835.

• Fridays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., sunset drum circle, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0784.

• Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party presented by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-896-3132.

• Saturdays, 4 p.m., family night, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

• Third Saturdays, 11 a.m., stress management through breathing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.

• Weekends, through Oct. 20, ranger-led kayak tours, De Soto National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton. Information: 941-792-0458, ext. 105.

• Mondays, 12:45 p.m., bridge games, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Information: 941-778-0414.

• First Mondays, 7 p.m., Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board meets, Fishermen’s Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972.

• Third Mondays, September-June, 7 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81 meets, 5801 33rd Ave. Court Drive W., G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton. Information: 941-779-4476.

• Tuesdays, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.


Coming up

• Sept. 22, the first day of autumn.

• Sept. 23, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament.


Save the date

• Oct. 18-19, Bayfest.

• Nov. 8-10, ArtsHop.

• Nov. 1-3, Anna Maria Island Privateers Pirate Invasion.


Calendar announcements

        Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for submissions is the Wednesday a week before publication. High-resolution photographs welcome.

Real Estate – 09-04-2013

159 Crescent Drive, Anna Maria, a 2,567 sfla / 3,800 sfur 4bed/3bath/2car pool home built in 2007 on a 50×119 lot was sold 08/07/13, Laroche to Smith for $680,000; list $699,000.

622 Foxworth Lane, Holmes Beach, a 1,973 sfla / 2,477 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1971 on a 100×115 lot was sold 08/13/13, Maragakes to Baker for $527,350; list $545,000.

1453 Gulf Drive N., Unit 4, Bermuda Bay Club, Holmes Beach, a 1,524 sfla / 2,622 sfla 3bed/2½bath/1car condo with shared pool built in 2000 was sold 08/12/13, Helbig to Metcab Properties LLC for $380,000.

6250 Holmes Blvd., Unit 21, North Beach Village, Holmes Beach, a 1,536 sfla / 2,055 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car condo with shared pool built in 1990 was sold 08/12/13, Schmitz to Cardaropoli for $376,000; list $400,000.

600 Manatee Ave., Unit 218, Westbay Cove, Holmes Beach, a 1,179 sfla / 1,479 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1977 was sold 08/12/13, Liantonio to Reynolds for $319,000; list $359,000.

209A 54th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,317 sfla / 1,814 sfla 2bed/2bath half duplex built in 1948 on a 60×141 lot was sold 08/15/13, Bell to Florida Gulf Coast Vacation Homes LLC for $300,000.

209B 54th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,317 sfla / 1,814 sfla 2bed/2bath half duplex built in 1948 on a 60×141 lot was sold 08/15/13, Bell to AMI Breeze LLC for $225,000.

117 Seventh St. N., Unit 15, Bay View Terrace, Bradenton Beach, a 594 sfla / 638 sfur 1bed/1bath condo built in 1973 was sold 08/12/13, Tepper to Royar for $127,000.

Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.

Obituaries – 09-04-2013

Evelyn T. Garant

Evelyn T. Garant, 84, died Aug. 22. She was born in Windsor, Ontario, and her greatest passion was her family. She lived in Bradenton Beach for more than 20 years.

She and her late husband Raymond were avid dancers and enjoyed spending time with family and friends in Florida and Michigan, always near the water’s edge.

She was a member of the Moose Lodge No. 2188 in Bradenton Beach and the American Legion, and was a parishioner at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach.

A memorial service is planned for March 2014.

Mrs. Garant is survived by her daughters, Lynn and husband Ron, Laurie and husband Doug, Luanne, and Lana and husband Chris; and grandchildren Julie, Raymond, Samantha, Brittany, Andrew and Bradley.


Rosalie Kobiela

Rosalie Kobiela, 74, of Longboat Key, died Aug. 10.

She was born in Onchan, Isle of Man, and grew up in Crewe, England. She moved to Sarasota in 1962 and to the north-end village of Longboat Key in 1976.

She was an avid abstract artist and former owner of Rosalie’s Boutique at Whitney Beach Plaza, Longboat Key. An original large-scale painting by Kobiela is featured in the lobby of the Manatee Players new playhouse in Bradenton, according to longtime friend Bunny Klein.

A celebration of life will be held 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Klein’s home in the Longboat Key village at 6920 Poinsettia Ave. A memorial service was held Aug. 14. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Bradenton, was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Kobiela is survived by daughters Amanda L. Smith and husband David White of Waco, Texas, and Cheryl A. and husband Gary Honaker of Lincoln University, Pa.; and granddaughters Jillian and Amy.


Albert ‘Junie/Badge’ Mora Jr.

Albert ‘Junie/Badge’ Mora Jr., 83, of Bradenton, died August 29. He was born in Cortez, and was a lifelong resident of Manatee County.

Mr. Mora served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Visitation was to be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, 604 43rd St. W., Bradenton,. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123. Condolences may be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.

Mr. Mora is survived by his wife of 58 years, Judy; sons Scott, Mark and Tracy and wife Becky all of Bradenton; brother Virgil of North Carolina; sisters Leatrice Eaton of North Carolina and Nola Jewel of Ocala; four grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.