Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries – 03-21-2018

David William Ambut David William Ambut, 61, of Anna Maria Island, died March 12. He was born Dec. 21, 1956, in Chicago. In 1988 he moved his family, including parents Anthony and Josephine, to Anna Maria Island and began his career with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office as a corrections officer. He was promoted to […]

Obituaries – 03-14-2018

Nicholas Lawrence ‘Larry’ Ackerman Larry Ackerman, 61, born and raised in Manatee County, died March 4. He was born March 27, 1956, and graduated from Palmetto High School in 1975. He owned L.A. Design auto repair and sales in Bradenton and was a member of the Palmetto Jaycees and the Anna Maria Island Privateers. Arrangements […]

Obituaries – 03-07-2018

Celebration of life to honor ‘Bradenton Beach icon’ The Pines Trailer Park will host a celebration of life honoring Robert “Ohio Bob” McClannan at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, on the dock at the park, 103 Church Ave., Bradenton Beach. McClannan, 71, of Bradenton Beach, died May 8, 2017, when hit by an automobile while […]

Obituaries – 02-28-2018

Theodore ‘Ted’ Cunningham Theodore “Ted” Cunningham, 83, of Anna Maria Island, died Feb. 17. He was born May 1, 1934, in Liverpool, England, to Irene and James. He married Mary Lillian McGarrigle April 2, 1956, in Liverpool. Their 62 years crossed three countries — England, Canada and the United States. He was known for his […]

Obituaries – 02-21-2018

Linda Keyworth Davis Linda Keyworth Davis of Holmes Beach died Feb. 11. She was born Aug. 25, 1943, in Boston to R. Allen and Leontine Briggs Keyworth. She had three brothers and one sister. She attended Emma Willard High School in Troy, New York. She received a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and a master’s […]

Obituaries – 02-14-2018

Carolyn D. Wurzel Carolyn D. Wurzel, 83, of Holmes Beach, died Jan. 28. She was born in Toledo, Ohio, and raised in Napoleon, Ohio, by William and Gladys (Butchbach) Puehler. She attended Bowling Green University and later began her career as an X-ray technician, where she met husband Robert Wurzel. They married July 1, 1956, […]

Obituaries – 02-07-2018

Marion Hall Marion Hall, 98, of Holmes Beach, died Jan. 25. She was born Aug. 20, 1919, in DuBois, Pennsylvania. She and husband Bob raised her family in Niagara Falls, New York, spending summers at “the cottage” on Lake Ontario. After moving to Florida in 1981, she delighted in being with her grandsons, who frequently […]

Obituaries – 01-31-2018

Jean McLean (Perry) Aldrich Jean McLean (Perry) Aldrich, 84, of Bradenton and formerly of Anna Maria, died Jan. 18. She was born July 4, 1933, in Palmetto, and was a descendant of pioneering families who settled there in the late 1870s and early 1880s. Both the McLean and Jones families were involved in farming, citrus […]

Obituaries – 01-24-2018

Virginia ‘Ginny’ D. Eitman Virginia “Ginny” D. (Pugh) Eitman, 80, of Bradenton, died Jan. 14. She was born Nov. 30, 1937, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She graduated from South Side High School in Fort Wayne, and the School of the Arts and Sciences at Indiana University in Bloomington. She was a member of Pi Beta […]

Obituaries – 01-17-2018

Michael Dowd Michael Dowd, artist and musician, died Jan. 10. He was born in New Haven, Connecticut, April 16, 1955, and was raised in Cheshire, Connecticut, He moved to Florida in 1979. A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Palmetto Art Center, 907 Fifth St. W., Palmetto. […]