Tag Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries – 10-28-2015

Wyman Coarsey Wyman Coarsey, 90, a longtime resident of Cortez, died Oct. 21. He was born Nov. 29, 1924. He was a legend in the fishing village and a man of many talents — commercial fisher, sailor, homebuilder, truck driver, …

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Obituaries – 10-21-2015

Charles Knopp Charles Knopp, 90, of Anna Maria Island and formerly of Charlestown, Rhode Island, and New City, New York, died Sept. 25. He was born Aug. 3, 1925, in Philadelphia and spent part of his childhood in Germany. He …

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Obituaries – 10-14-2015

Herman Bode Jr. Herman Bode Jr., 88, of Sun City Center, died Oct. 4. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Independence during World War II. As an early resident of Anna Maria Island, he was part of the construction crew on …

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Obituaries – 10-07-2015

Norman M. Franklin Norman M. Franklin, 78, died Sept. 27. He was born Sept. 11, 1937. He was a long-time resident of Anna Maria Island, where he was a marine mechanic. He served as a National Guardsman, was a member …

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Obituaries – 09-30-2015

Remembering Connie Connie Pritchard’s husband Scott, well known for the duo that entertained islanders for many years with their rock sounds and her dominating vocals, called on friends for a Sept. 26 celebration for his wife, who died Aug. 28. …

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Obituaries – 09-23-2015

George Thomas Eatman George Thomas Eatman died Sept. 12 in Bradenton. A fifth-generation Floridian, he was born May 8, 1939, in Arcadia, to Claude and Frances Eatman. He was a 1957 graduate of Lakeland Senior High School and a 1964 …

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Obituaries – 09-16-2015

Connie Ferguson Pritchard Connie Ferguson Pritchard, 58, of Holmes Beach, died Aug. 29. A celebration of life with live music, food and refreshments will begin at noon Sunday, Sept. 27, at the Anna Maria Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna …

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Obituaries – 09-09-2015

Much loved island songstress dies Connie Jayne Ferguson Pritchard, 59, of Holmes Beach, died Aug. 29 from Multiple System Atrophy, a rare degenerative neurological disorder. She was born Sept. 30, 1956, in Indianapolis to Jane and James Edward Daywalt. She …

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Obituaries – 09-02-2015

Jeanette Marie Frint Jeanette Marie Frint, 82, of Holmes Beach, died Aug. 23. She was born May 30, 1933, in Boone County, Illinois, where she lived most of her life until 1990, when she moved to Bradenton. She owned and …

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Obituaries – 08-26-2015

Dolores Ann Petch Jorgensen Dolores Ann Petch Jorgensen, 79, died Aug. 14, in Holmes Beach. She was born June 14, 1936, in Detroit to the late Charles Lorenz Petch and Elizabeth Marion Barchak. She attended Alpena High School, graduated in …

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