Obituaries – 04-20-2011

Joseph O. Elizarde

Joseph O. Elizarde, 85, of Anna Maria, died March 14.

He attended Jefferson High School in Tampa and then served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946 in the European theater. He was a firefighter in Miami for 27 years before retiring to Anna Maria Island. He worked 11 years at Publix Super Market in Holmes Beach.

Services were held March 17 at Manasota Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Bradenton. Graveside services with military honors will took place at March 18 at Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota.

Mr. Elizarde is survived by wife Irma; son Joseph; daughter Valerie Rosas; grandsons Vincent and Steven and Anthony Rosas; and great-granddaughter Jasmine.