Obituaries – 01-02-2013

Randall Lloyd Bare

Randall Lloyd Bare, 77, of Bradenton, died Dec. 27.

According to a family member, he was a wonderful family man and will be missed greatly.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Mr. Bare is survived by his wife, Rose Quin-Bare; sisters-in-laws Lorraine Mazza, Roberta Ramirez, Carol Frasca and Charlene Mazza; his brothers-in-law Frank Frasca, Claude Mazza, Atry Mazza; step-children Jackie Cate and Kelly Quin; grandchildren Rachael Cate, Caitlin Kos and Clint William Kos.


Johanne Cook

Johanne Cook, 78, of Grandville, Barlow Lake, Mich., and Anna Maria, died Dec. 24.

She and husband Ron Cook started Cook Funeral Home in 1957, now in its third generation of family service. They continued their teamwork in co-founding Byron Center Manor in 1989.

Mrs. Cook was known as a precise and witty woman. In her free time, she enjoyed her dogs, cross-stitch, reading and traveling. She loved to walk the beaches of Anna Maria Island. She suffered for 25 years from Alzheimer’s, which inspired the building of Meadow Place at Byron Center Manor in Michigan.

Visitation was held at Cook Memorial Chapel in Grandville, Mich. A funeral service was held at First Reformed Church of Grandville. Interment will be at Grandville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or the First Reformed Church of Grandville Scholarship Fund. The family welcomes messages in the online guestbook at

Mrs. Cook is survived by her husband of 58 years, Ronald R. Cook; children Fred and wife Kathy VanZytveld, Brad and wife Jeanne Oosterbaan, Lee and wife Mary Goffe, Jean Alice and husband Jon Van Den Beldt; grandchildren Leanne Gurley, Ronald R. II, Emily Pierson, Sam, Alex, Brian, Elizabeth; great grandsons Stewart Scott Gurley, Greyson Ronald and Fred Henry Gurley; and sisters-in-law Carol and Donna.


Rock Curtis Payne

Rock Curtis Payne, 83, of Holmes Beach, died Dec. 28.

Mr. Payne was a lifelong resident of Manatee County. He was born Oct. 26, 1929in Gillette. He attended Palm View Elementary and graduated from Palmetto High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1950, serving in both France and Germany.

He graduated in 1956 from Florida State University where he met and married the love of his life. After a short time working as a reporter for the Atlanta Constitution, he returned to Palmetto to become the editor of the new Palmetto News.

He later received a Master of Educational Administration from the University of Florida and started his second career as an educator, although he never forgot his passion for writing. He completed his autobiography many years later. He spent the rest of his professional life, more than 30 years, as an educator. His first teaching position was in social studies at Walker Junior High School in Bradenton. He later served as principal at Parrish Elementary, Samoset Elementary and Bayshore Middle School. He opened Sugg Middle School in 1975 and served there until his retirement in 1988.

The family noted he was a wonderful husband and father whose love and devotion to his family will never be forgotten.

Graveside services will be held at Fogartyville Cemetery at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3. The Rev. Jerry Jeter of RiverLife Church will officiate. Arrangements are by Griffith Cline Funeral Home, 720 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

Mr. Payne is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joanne; daughters Jo Nan and Robin and husband Jeffery Spann.


Terry Alan Petesch

Terry Alan Petesch, 62, of Cortez, died Nov. 27, 2012.

Mr. Petesch was the owner of Terry’s Framing and Art Supplies, 5360 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.

Friends of Mr. Petesch are inviting the community to celebrate “A Tribute To Terry … A Celebration of the Life and Friendship of Terry Petesch” 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts in the north-end village at 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key.

They ask that guests bring photos or memorabilia to the event.

Mr. Petesch is survived by his godsons, twins Clay Sidner and Cole Sidner and David Radtke.

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