Scott Joseph Booth, 50, of Bradenton, died Sept. 17. He was born in North Miami and came to Bradenton in 1978.
Mr. Booth was a 1985 graduate of Manatee High School, went to college at North East Mississippi and was a graduate of the University of Kentucky. He was a member of Gone Fishing. He was a Christian.
A celebration of Life will be held 5-7 p.m, Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Swordfish Grill, 4628 119th St. W., Cortez, followed by a sunset gathering at the south end of Coquina Beach. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, Bradenton, is in charge of arrangements. Nemorial donations may be made to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Mr. Booth is survived by his wife, Kimberly C.; sons Zachary and Brock and daughter Skyler Booth, all of Bradenton; mother Gail Booth-Petrie of Bradenton; father William J. of Bradenton; step-parents Alex & Betty Karras of Lakewood Ranch; and brothers William ”Wild Bill,” John and James, all of Bradenton.
Dolores Harrell, 89, of Holmes Beach and formerly of Chicago Heights, Illinois, died Sept. 23 surrounded by her children and caregivers Nubia and Veronica Betancur.
She moved to Holmes Beach in 1992.
She lived a rich and full life. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach and was involved in many community organizations, including the Island Players, Eyeland Needlers, Anna Maria Tour of Homes, Cultural Connections and artsHOP.
She had the ability to develop deep, unique and sincere relationships with everyone she knew. Her love of cooking was legendary. She taught her children there is nothing more important than family. No one was kinder.
A funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at St. Bernard, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Memorial donations may be made to the Center of Anna Maria Island summer drama camp for a scholarship for children to help fuel their interest in the arts. Donations may be sent to the Center of Anna Maria Island, PO Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Patrick “Red.” She is survived by children Peggy, Pat, Maureen, Tom, Jim, Kevin and John and their spouses; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren
Justin Michael Knight
Justin Michael Knight, 35, of Holmes Beach, died Sept. 19.
He was born Feb. 22, 1981.
He had been employed at Paradise Bay Motel, Bradenton.
Arrangements by Gendron Funeral and Cremation Services.
Donald S. Rowe
Donald S. Rowe, 69, a lifelong resident of the Bradenton area, died Sept. 16.
He grew up enjoying Boy Scouts, Little League, track and field and graduated from Manatee High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1967 and served in Vietnam. After the service, he entered the construction industry. Mr. Rowe’s career, spanning more than 30 years, included building residential, commercial and church properties. He loved boating, fishing and golfing and music was his passion.
His greatest accomplishments were his children, raised in Parrish with his first wife, Donna. On marrying Vicky in 2001, they built a new home together in Palmetto, where their two families became one.
Mr. Rowe was a devout Christian, who loved his family and friends, and will be deeply missed. He also cherished ties with the Holmes family of Holmes Beach.
Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, 604 43rd St. W., Bradenton. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at the Bridge Church, 4000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Memorial donations may be made to Youth for Christ, 1901 30th Ave. W., Bradenton FL 34205. Condolences may be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Mr. Rowe is survived by his wife of 15 years, Vicky; daughters Nichol Lancaster, Andrea and husband BJ Milgate, Lori and husband Kevin Seruchar; step-children Kayla, Thomas, and Kimberly Mannausa; sister Silvia Harris; brothers Arthur Jr. and Ronald; and four grandchildren.
Thomas “Tom,” “Tommy” Snelgrove, 55, of Bradenton, died Sept. 1.
He was born Feb. 28, 1961, to Dorothy and John Snelgrove.
He was a family man and a devout Christian. His family remembers him for his sense of humor, contagious smile, compassion for others, persevering work ethic and his easy-going demeanor.
As a young man, he loved playing guitar, listening to music, riding motocross and fishing. Tom loved the outdoors and always found beauty and solace spending time in nature.
He was a jack-of-all-trades who traveled extensively across the United States. He worked as a mechanic, carpenter, heavy equipment operator, built seawalls for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Iraq, a trucker building ice roads and carrying goods across the tundra of Alaska, and an oil field worker in the Dakotas.
He spent the past the past two years battling cancer and living life to the fullest — fishing, biking, walking and relaxing on the beaches of Anna Maria Island and Marathon Key with his partner Karen Moroz and their many friends and family members.
Nothing made him more proud or happier than his daughters, watching them grow up as strong, resilient individuals, who, like him, have a deep connection to art, music and nature. His spirit will live on in them and in their memories.
A celebration of life and memorial dedication will be held at a later date in Marathon.
Mr. Snelgrove is survived by his daughters, Tiffany Way and Brittany; step-daughter Liv McKenzie; his beloved partner Karen Moroz; sister Dawn; brother John and wife Carla; nieces Candice Burrow, Melissa, Jillian Bennett, Sarah Strand and Lorelei Harris; and countless friends and co-workers whose lives he touched over the years.