Obituaries – 09-23-2020

Frederic C. Barton III


Frederic C. Barton III, 92, of Holmes Beach and formerly of Toms River, New Jersey, died Sept. 13.

He was born Feb. 1, 1928, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to Helen (Kaplan) and Frederic C. Jr.

He joined the U.S. Navy upon graduation from Ridgewood High School in New Jersey and served aboard the Experimental Patrol Craft Escort.

He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1950 and was on active duty until 1952. He remained in the Marine Corps Reserves until he was honorably discharged in 1958.

Mr. Barton carried that Marine Corps discipline throughout his life, right down to his crew-cut.

He was a heavy equipment operator, retiring from the Sambol Construction Corporation in Toms River in 1989.

Having had enough of cold winters and plowing snow, he and the love of his life, Deborah, moved to Holmes Beach in 1992.

As he would say, they didn’t start looking for a place to retire until they stopped seeing signs that said “Bridge Freezes Before Roadway.”

He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed building his own fishing poles and lures. He also enjoyed swimming, playing poker with his grandchildren and whistling “This Old Man,” the unofficial theme song of Lt. Columbo.

He was a great dad, grandfather and great-grandfather who passed his love of fishing on to future generations.

Funeral services will be private.

Mr. Barton is survived by his wife of 68 years, Deborah (Moffett); son Robert and wife Lynn of Toms River; grandson Robert and wife Amanda and their children Owen, Anna and Olivia of Toms River; granddaughter Lindsay Thorvaldsen and husband Daniel of Toms River, and their children Hollis, Mallory and Andie; grandson John and wife Christine of Forked River, New Jersey, and their children Emily and Jamie; granddaughter Sadie Barton of Lexington, Kentucky; daughter Janice Lopez and husband Robert of Holmes Beach; daughter Susan Soltys and husband Paul of Seaside Park, New Jersey; son Eric Barton and wife Diana of Cody, Wyoming; and many nieces and nephews.


Linda Kaye Schuck


Linda Kaye (Lin) Schuck, 73, of Ellenton, died Sept. 9. She was born in Detroit April 26, 1947, to Washington and Geneva Osborne.

She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

She loved God, her church, her family and friends with all her heart.

She loved all animals and left behind her adored little dog, Scout, and she provided a permanent loving home for many foster cats.

She had a deep love for nature, the ocean and her happy place at their time-share resort on Anna Maria Island.

She was generous, talented and loving and always cared for friends, family and even strangers whether it was tending to someone ill, cooking for a few or a crowd, no matter what if she saw or knew of a need she was there.

She enjoyed decorating and planning for any event. Many were welcomed in her home for a holiday, special occasion or no occasion at all.

She loved NASCAR, especially Kyle Busch, and football, especially Joe Montana.

She always loved a practical joke and could give it or take it, her life was all about laughing, and joy.

There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at First Baptist Church of Parrish, 12125 71st St., Parrish, with a potluck meal to follow. Also a celebration of life party will be 12:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Cortez Clam Factory, 10104 Cortez Road W. Bradenton. All friends and family are welcome.

Mrs. Schuck is survived by her loving husband of 26 years, Myron; son Michael Stephens, daughter Rachel Stephens and granddaughter Hailey Stephens Ervin, all of Bradenton; sister  Karen Payton and husband Roger of Michigan; several in-laws many adoring nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; and many friends.


Warner Steven Weil

Warner Steven Weil, 76, of Bradenton, died Aug. 29 at home after a short illness.

He was born May 4, 1942.

Mr. Weil was a proud member of the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was the adjutant for the American Legion Post 24, serving in that role for more than 15 years, and in 2020 was named the adjutant of the year for the state of Florida.

He touched the lives of many.

A celebration of life will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24, 2000 75th St W, Bradenton. Memorial donations may be made to Post 24. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel of Bradenton was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made to:

Mr. Weil is survived by his loving wife, Darlene; son Scott and daughters Lisa Powell and Dana Powell.

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