Obituaries – 12-27-2017

Robert Walter Elliott

Robert Walter Elliott, 102, of Holmes Beach died Dec. 22.

He was born Jan. 2, 1915, in Hartford, Connecticut, to the late Robert Walter and Isabel Degrouche Elliott.

Col. Elliott served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and completed his military career with the U.S. Air Force, retiring with the rank of colonel.

He volunteered for some 40 years at the Key Royale Clubwhere he served the members in many ways, including shooting the starter pistol for tournaments.

A remembrance for Col. Elliott will be held 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, at the Key Royale Club, 700 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach.

Burial will be at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.

Col. Elliott is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Beatrice (Giles).


Mary Ann Schmidt

Mary Ann Schmidt, 73, of Bradenton and formerly of Holmes Beach, died Dec. 17.
She was co-owner of Suncoast Real Estate in Holmes Beach.

Memorial donations may be made on behalf of Mrs. Schmidt to the Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida online at or to hospice at  Condolences may be made online at

Mrs. Schmidt is preceded in death by her loving husband, Walter Henry Schmidt.

She is survived by her son, Walter J. and wife Anne of Dallas; daughters Kristine and husband Kenny Lawson of Bradenton and Karen A. and husband Matt Bowes of Bradenton; and grandchildren Jesse and Riley Lawson, Matthew W., Elise N. and Thomas K. Bowes, and Andrew and Caroline Schmidt.

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