Obituaries – 07-17-2013

Barry Gould

Barry Gould, 61, of Holmes Beach, died July 12. He was born in in Limerick, Maine, the son of the late Roscoe and Doris Benson Gould.

He was married Aug. 27, 1988, to Dantia.

Mr. Gould was originally from Maine, and spent many years working in the cable television industry in New England prior to joining QV Publishing of Hartsdale, N.Y. The company eventually became Gould Media and he and wife Dantia ran that business together for 15 years before selling the company in 2002.

He began a second career in 2002 in Holmes Beach when he joined Island Vacation Properties. He was associated with  IVP for more than a decade in both sales and property management.

Mr. Gould was active in community affairs and fundraising. He was a past president and current board member of the Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island. He also held board positions with the Anna Maria Concert Chorus and Orchestra.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Friends are welcome to join the family at a reception following the service at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Arrangements are by Brown & Sons Funeral Homes and Crematory, Bradenton.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Dantia; children Olivia G. and husband Gregg Merithew of Sandpoint, Idaho, and Timothy and wife Deirdre of Cocalalla, Idaho; grandchildren Gabriel, Oliver, Laura, Aiden, and Ian; also grandfather to Ryan, Charlie Tegan, Abby, Colin, Coutrney and Henri; sisters Sandra Berry, Sharon Corwin and Kathleen Searles, all of Bradenton; extended families of Tom and Kathryn Quirk of Newton, Mass., Timothy Quirk and Donna Peterson of Oakland, Calif; and Christopher and Susan Quirk of Newtown, Conn.; and many loving nieces and nephews.


Toshia Lee-Ann Hasse

Toshia Lee-Ann Hasse, 28, of Pensacola, died July 3. She had been a long-time resident of Holmes Beach and Bradenton. She was born Oct. 3, 1984.

Ms. Hasse graduated from Manatee High School and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of West Florida. She taught and danced for Allison Norton’s Dance Theatre of Bradenton and Allison’s Dance Centre of Bradenton.

She was a ballerina, “now our angel, dancing in heaven,” according to her sister Tanya. “She will be forever loved.”

A private service was held July 13. A celebration of life for family and friends will be planned at a future date. Memorial donations for Ms. Hasse’s 29-month-old son’s college fund may be made at any Suntrust Bank, with a notation for account No. 1000142923910. For more information, contact Tanya Hasse at

Ms. Hasse is survived by her son, Braylen; mother Donna Hasse-Elmore of Tennessee; father Timothy Sr. of Pennsylvania; sister Tanya of Holmes Beach; brothers Tim of Fort Lauderdale and Tyler of Jacksonville; grandparents Fred and Karen Zimmerman of Holmes Beach; and many extended family members and friends.

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