Obituaries – 02-19-2020

Cynthia ‘Cindy’ Boyer

Cynthia “Cindy” Boyer, 67, formerly of Anna Maria Island, died Feb. 6, in Lakeland.

She was born Jan. 23, 1953, in Detroit to Arthur and Gwendolyn Ligmal and was a 1971 graduate of Churchill High School in Livonia, Michigan.

After graduation, she moved to Anna Maria Island.

She married Harry “Skip” Boyer, June 10, 1977, at Roser Memorial Community Church.

She lived on Anna Maria Island and in Bradenton until she relocated to Tallahassee in 1982.

She worked for Leon County and loved to sew, enjoyed crafts, had a green thumb and was a wonderful cook.

She adored her family and was a devoted mother and grandmother who always cared for and provided for those she loved.

A private celebration of life was held on Anna Maria Island.

She is survived by sister Judy Adams of Anna Maria; her children Sabrina and Brett; daughter-in-law Lissa and Emily Griffie; grandchildren Brantley and Beau; nephews Ty Gentle, Sean Stephens, Mike Wilson, Drew Adams, Jamie Adams; nieces Tiffany Manson-Hing and Stephanie Sanford; and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.


Constance ‘Connie’ Martinek

Constance “Connie” Martinek of Holmes Beach died Feb. 6, just shy of her 79th birthday.

She was born to Iola and Frank Kosowski in Chicago.

She married her husband Jerry at age 18. They spent their honeymoon in romantic and fun Bradenton Beach.

They raised their children in the Chicagoland area until moving to Florida in 1985.

Having three children by the age of 22 enabled her to be a stay-at-home mom and grow up alongside her children. She was a great neighbor, school volunteer, cheerleader for her kids, gardener and fabulous cook.

On the island, she loved to walk the beach with her sister.

She also liked to travel and entertain.

A Mass will be celebrated at St. Bernard Catholic Church at noon Friday, Feb. 21. The family asked that in lieu of flowers, please grab a loved one, go to the beach and raise a toast to Mrs. Martinek.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Jerry; their children Debbie and husband Chris Hall of Woodridge, Illinois, and Holmes Beach, Jerry of Clermont and Sue and husband Tom Markou of Flower Mound, Texas, and Bradenton Beach; grandkids Tommy and Danny Markou, Cody and Kevin and Stephanie; and sister Diane and husband Tom Pechous of Clermont.


Ricky ‘Pinfish’ Sardegna

Ricky “Pinfish” Sardegna died Jan. 30.

He was born Aug. 10, 1964, to Marjorie Myers Sardegna.

He was married to Chrissy Entler Sardegna.

He was an avid fisherman, dart player and chef and he loved the Florida Gators and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

He was a friend to all and left a positive impression to all who came in touch with him.

He will be missed and forever in the hearts of those who knew him.

A celebration of life will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Jaxx Sports Bar, 1035 Hasko Road, Palmetto.

He is survived by his sister Jerri Sardegna Barnes; brother-in-law Phillip Barnes; brother Jimmy; sister-in-law Patti Gens; nieces Jamie Sain and husband Eric and Ashly Barnes and husband Matthew Smallwood; great-nieces Ashlyn Sain and Jayde Stuller; and great-nephews Eric Sain Jr. and Case Smallwood.