Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries – 12-05-2018

Lawrence ‘Larry’ Burns Lawrence “Larry” Burns, 78, died Nov. 26 in Bradenton. He was born in 1940 in Iowa City, Iowa, to Robert J. and Dorothy Drozd and raised in nearby Wellman, Iowa. He was a 1963 graduate of the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He worked for Ohio Casualty in Hamilton, Ohio, for […]

Obituaries – 11-28-2018

Tom DeMott Tom DeMott, of Anna Maria Island and also New York City, died Oct. 23 in New York. He was 67. Mr. DeMott’s parents resided in Anna Maria for several decades and he shared their love of the island. He grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts, attended Columbia University and made his life in West […]

Obituaries – 11-21-2018

Ann Senn Horne Ann Senn Horne, 86, of Anna Maria Island, died Nov. 10. She was born Dec. 14, 1931, in Bartow, to Thelma Keller and John “Jake” Washington Senn. She graduated from Summerlin Institute in 1950 and attended Newberry College in Newberry, South Carolina. She joined Lynn D. Horne in marriage in 1957 and […]

Obituaries – 11-14-2018

Laurie Crawford Laurie Crawford has died. She was a hairstylist at Snips Hair Design in Anna Maria and served on the Manatee County Animal Services Advisory Board.   Edward F. Havlik Edward F. Havlik, 74, died Nov. 3, in Holland, Michigan. He was a winter resident of Anna Maria. He was born March 26, 1944 […]

Obituaries – 11-07-2018

Joan E. Burke Joan E. Burke (O’Donnell) died Oct. 20. She was born April 22, 1931, in Milford, Connecticut, to Hugh and Elizabeth (Lundy). After working for Warner Lambert in Milford for 25 years, she retired in 1993 to Anna Maria Island, where she immersed herself in island life. She joined the Anna Maria Island […]

Obituaries – 10-31-2018

James Drew ‘Jim’ Adams James Drew “Jim” Adams, 83, died Oct. 21. He was born to Samuel Pitt and Alice Beatty on Nov. 2, 1934, in Tallahassee. He moved to Anna Maria with his family as a boy and went to the small one room school in Anna Maria. He graduated from Manatee High School […]

Obituaries – 10-24-2018

George Marion Reuss George Marion Reuss, 81, died Oct. 16, at Bay Pines VA Medical Center, Bay Pines. He was born in Chicago and served four years in the U.S. Marines. He went home to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, where he owned Fishermans 20, a tavern, grocery store and gas station for 25 years. At the […]

Obituaries – 10-17-2018

Harry Thomas Sharp Harry Thomas Sharp, 102, of Portsmouth, Virginia, died Oct. 9. He was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, to the late Edwin and Louise Sharp. He and retired as an engineering tech from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard after 37 years of service. Mr. Sharp was a member of Churchland Baptist Church and the […]

Obituaries – 10-10-2018

Glen Alton Loudermilk Glen Alton Loudermilk, formerly of Holmes Beach, died Aug. 10. He was born Oct. 9, 1947, in Atlanta. He was raised in St. Simons Island and Brunswick, Georgia, with his best friend brother Steve. Their favorite things to do were fish with their dad and joyride in town. He met Janis Kennedy, […]

Obituaries – 10-03-2018

Dave Bristow Dave Bristow, 59, of Bradenton, died Sept. 24. He was born Oct. 27, 1958, in Lincoln, Illinois, to Julius C. and Rosemary Logs-don. He was married to Lisa Elaine Kipp for 35 years. He began his college career at Stetson University, where he played basketball before transferring to the University of Florida, where […]