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Obituaries – 11-25-2015

Mary Villadonga Rodriguez Bear Mary Villadonga Rodriguez Bear, 100, died at home Nov. 4. She was born in Santa Fe, Argentina, and arrived in Tampa with her parents and siblings in March 1921. She lived in Florida for the rest …

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Obituaries – 11-18-2015

Woody Candish The Islander learned at press time that Woody Candish, 69, of Bradenton, a well known, respected artist and friend who resided many years on Anna Maria Island, died Nov. 16. More information will be posted online as it …

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Obituaries – 11-11-2015

Rhea Chiles, ‘First Lady’ of AMI, dies at 84       Former Florida first lady Rhea Grafton Chiles, 84, died Nov. 8 at her home on Anna Maria Island. Mrs. Chiles was wife and first lady to the late Lawton Chiles, …

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Obituaries – 11-04-2015

Martin Dunlevy Martin Dunlevy, 100, of Holmes Beach, died Oct. 17. He was born Jan. 23, 1915, in Cong, County Mayo, Ireland, to the late Patrick and Mary (Kaney) Dunleavy. He was an avid fisherman and proud member of the …

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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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