Genevieve Novicky Alban, 91, formerly of Anna Maria, died Sept. 22 in Orlando at the home she shared with her daughter and son-in-law, Genevieve and Donald Parm.
She was born March 7, 1919 in Youngstown, Ohio. She received a teaching certificate from Kent State University in 1938 and taught in various schools in the Youngstown area until elected to public office. She served as clerk-treasurer of Boardman Township, Ohio, until her retirement. She received the Teachers Medal from the Freedom Foundation of Valley Forge. She was an active life-long member of the Republican Party and past-president of the Orlando Republican Women’s Club. Mrs. Alban founded the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island to promote art and culture on the Island and to provide a venue for local artists.
Mrs. Alban was a devout Roman Catholic and member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach, and a member of the St. Bernard Ladies Guild. She was a published author and poet of writings that include an instructional handbook, which fostered reading skills, and a poem, “Ode to Anna Maria Isle.” She co-authored “The History of the Slovak People of the Mahoning Valley,” which is noted in the Congressional Record.
Memorial donations my be made to the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Calling hours will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, 720 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at noon Friday, Oct.1, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Burial will be in Youngstown, Ohio. Arrangements by Griffith-Cline Funeral Home.
Mrs. Alban is survived by her children, Carolee and husband John Monroe of Claremont, Calif., Genevieve and husband Donald Parm of Orlando, John and wife Rosanne Novicky of Crescent City, Calif., Sally and husband Jon Anstrom of Boardman, Ohio, Marita Novicky of Riverdale Park, Md., and Mary Susan and husband Walter Clark of New Rochelle, N.Y.; grandchildren Murray, Mark and Mary Monroe, Peggy Huebner, Beth Meany, Genevieve DeVelvis, Donald Parm, Justin and Elizabeth Novicky, Erik and Ryan Anstrom, Edward Novicky and Amy, Gwen and Henry Clark; 15 great-grandchildren and her faithful companion, her cat, Whitty.
David E. Chick
David E. Chick, 75, died Sept. 23. He was born Oct. 23, 1934, in Portsmouth, Ohio.
Mr. Chick moved to Holmes Beach in 1961 and on retirement moved to Colony Cove in Ellenton. He resided at North River Estate, Ellenton.
He is survived by sister Janice Gemperline of Holmes Beach; nieces Kristin Gemperline, of Sarasota, and Stephanie Gemperline of Holmes Beach; and companion Lillian Slaten.
A celebration of life will be held at the North River Estate Clubhouse, on Saturday, October 2nd, at 11:00am. Burial was at Mansion Memorial.
Willena C. Parsons
Willena C. Parsons, 95, of Holmes Beach, died Sept. 14. She was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., and moved to Holmes Beach in 1979 from Dalton, Ga.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at Northwest Baptist Church, 7913 Ninth Ave. N.W., Bradenton. Burial will be at Whitfield Memorial Cemetery in Dalton, Ga. Donations may be made to TideWell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, 43rd Street Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. Family condolences may be made online at http://www.brownandsonsfuneral.com
Mrs. Parsons is survived by son Dan of Holmes Beach; grandchildren, Keith, Scott, Chris and Bonnie Parsons; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.