Obituaries – 05-08-2019

Robert ‘Bob’ Kenneth Boyd

Robert “Bob” Kenneth Boyd, 72, died April 20. A service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

He was born May 2, 1947, to Arthur R. and Dorothy M. in Brooklyn in New York City.

He attended Anna Maria Elementary before his family moved to Ohio.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army and spent time in Germany, where he acquired a taste for wine.

He and his wife, Alwana L., moved to Florida in 1969.

He became a hairstylist and owned and operated Bob’s Hair & Co. in Anna Maria for 20 years. After he sold his business, he went to work with Hair Dimensions in Bradenton, where he worked every day.

He was an active member of the Anna Maria Island Privateers since 1976, known as “Pirate Bob” and serving as the captain, vice president and president and later named an honorary member.

Memorial donations may be made to the Roser Memorial Community Church ministries, P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL 34216.

Mr. Boyd is survived by his wife of 50 years, Alwana L.; niece Renee Kirkley and husband Patrick; nephew Darren Baker; cousins Robert and Francis McGlynn; and nieces Charlene, Linda, Brandon Kirkley and Danica Dean.


Donald Edward Munson

Donald Edward Munson, 96, of Anna Maria Island, died XXXXX. He was born in Warsaw, Indiana, the eldest son of Donald James and Miriam Azwell.

He lived many years in Anderson, Indiana, and Erwin, Tennessee, before moving with his wife to their home on Anna Maria Island.

After attending Indiana and Purdue universities, he left college to join the U.S. Army Air Corps. He flew 45 combat missions with the 13th Air Force in the Southwest Pacific Theatre of Operations. As a first lieutenant, he was awarded the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with Battle Star, the Asiatic Pacific Theatre Ribbon with three Battle Stars and the Unit Citation before honorable discharge. He was a true example of the Greatest Generation.

He owned his own business, Tri-Port Industrial Tools, in Blountville, Tennessee, for 20 years after serving 10 years as senior vice president for Superior Hone Corp. in Erwin.

He was a Masonic Lodge member in Anderson and Erwin. He was a high school basketball and track athlete.

Upon retiring to Anna Maria Island in 1987, he spent many hours at Bradenton’s YMCA and he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Bradenton YMCA, 3805 59th St. W., Bradenton FL 34209 or Condolences made online to

He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Suzanne Yount; children Joelle Munson Stitsinger and husband Glenn, Catherine Munson Bailey and husband Gary and Dr. Lizanne Munson Elliott and husband Perry; grandchildren Matthew Glenn Stitisinger and wife Holly, Elizabeth Stitisinger Husketh and husband Greg, Dr. Jennifer Suzanne Blues and husband Johnny and Andrew Christopher Bailey.


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