Obituaries – 07-04-2018

Raymond Anthony Arado

Raymond Anthony Arado, 87, of Grand Junction, Michigan, died June 24. He was born Jan. 17, 1931. to Thomas and Mabel (Segale) in Chicago.

He worked at First National Bank of Chicago for 33 years. After retiring, he and wife Susan spent their years with family and dear friends in their Silver Lake and Anna Maria Island homes.

He was an amazing husband, dad and papa.

A Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. July 21 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Grand Junction, Michigan. Burial will be at Grand Junction Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Caring Circle Hospice at Home, 05055 Blue Star Highway, South Haven MI 49090. Condolences may be shared online at

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Susan Arado; children David Raymond and Lisa and husband Robert Goril; grandchildren Amber and husband Ben McNulty, Amanda and husband Steve Crowell, Amy and husband Toby Hasson, Bobby and wife Heather and Eric and wife Samantha Goril; and great-grandchildren Killian McNulty, Duke Crowell, Jade, Owen, and Ethan Hasson and Grayson Goril.


Julia Marguerite King Carrick

        Julia Marguerite King Carrick died July 1.

She was born Aug. 23, 1930, in Ocala to Ed and Fronie King.

She moved to York, South Carolina.

And later she and her mother moved to Baltimore, where she finished high school.

She worked for C & P Telephone Co. for 30 years.

She and her husband of 43 years, Robert, began yearly visits and walks on island beaches in 1971 and eventually the retired to the island.

Good Earth Crematory is in charge of arrangements. A memorial service will be planned.


Harriett Frances Dawson Keyser

Harriett Frances Dawson Keyser of Holmes Beach died June 17. She was 106.6.

She attended Simmons College in Boston, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics.

In May 1934, she married her high school sweetheart, Robert Keyser.

Moving to York, Maine, she remained at home to help raise their four children.

In 1954, the family moved to Port Clinton, Ohio, where they remained until retirement in 1976.

Their next adventure was running their boat, HAL IV, from Ohio to Anna Maria Island. They docked their boat at Galati’s Marina in Anna Maria and lived aboard it for 10 years.

In 1986, they purchased a home at on 65th Street in Holmes Beach. Then, in February 1989, after celebrating 63 years of marriage, Robert died.

Mrs. Keyser remained on the island and embraced her role as family matriarch. One of her favorite family attributes was having five generations of first-born girls all living close by — daughter Beryl Love, granddaughter Rosanne Tennyson, great-granddaughter Daneille Vulgan and great-great-granddaughter Emery Vulgan.

Memorial donations may be made to Roser Memorial Community Church, P.O. Box  247, Anna Maria FL 34216, or the American Cancer Society. A service will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at Roser Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

She is survived by children Beryl Love-Rosche, William and wife Joan, and Bruce and wife Sandi; 15 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous step-family and spouses.


Babette S. Moore

Babette S. Moore, 49, of Holmes Beach, died April 5. She was born Dec. 30, 1968 in Polk County.

She did social work, specifically with adults with disabilities at Hanover Adult Center in Virginia.

She lived and loved the island life.

Brown and Sons Funeral Home of Bradenton was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her partner of 10 years, Stephanie Comfort.


John S. ‘Jack’ Weber

John S. “Jack” Weber, of Holmes Beach, died June 25. He was born March 1, 1929, to the late John Shea Weber Sr. and Alice G. Weber.

He was a 1947 graduate of Father Ryan High School in Nashville, Tennessee. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean campaign where he earned the Combat Infantry Badge Commendation.

He was a member of and performed in the choir St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church on Longboat Key.

He was married to Evelyn Dreyfus Weber.

A memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. July 21 St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.

The family expressed appreciation for the kindness of Judy and Marion Duncan of Anna Maria Island.

Mr. Weber is survived by daughters Elizabeth A. Weber-Woodwell of Jensen Beach and Lynn Weber of Stuart; granddaughter Kristin Nichole Prussing; great-grandchildren Kyla Elizabeth Prussing and Liam Christopher Prussing; stepson Glen Gore and wife Carol; 11 brothers and sisters and their spouses; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

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