Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries – 09-05-2018

Gerald R. ‘Jerry’ Kovaleski Gerald R. “Jerry” Kovaleski, 78, of Harvey’s Lake, Pennsylvania, and Anna Maria Island, died July 26 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. He was born in Kingston, Pennsylvania, March 21, 1940, to John and Elsie Dombroski Kovaleski. He was a graduate of Kingston High School and King’s College, where he was […]

Obituaries – 08-29-2018

James ‘Jim’ M. Meena The Rev. James “Jim” M. Meena, 89, died Aug. 21, in South Carolina. A graduate of Bob Jones University, he went on to earn master’s and specialist degrees in educational administration from Eastern Michigan University. He was ordained as a minister in 1952. He worked as a teacher for 29 years […]

Obituaries – 08-22-2018

Richard ‘Scott’ Kissell Richard “Scott” Kissell, 51, of Bradenton, died Aug. 8. He was born Oct. 26, 1966, in New Jersey to Richard and Carol. He lived in Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey, for 18 years, graduating from Red Bank Catholic High School before moving to Florida with his family in 1985. He attended the University of […]

Obituaries – 08-15-2018

Gerald S. Jackson Gerald S. “Jerry” Jackson, 93, of Anna Maria Island, died Aug. 9. He was born in Oneco and lived on Anna Maria Island for 30 years. He was married 49 years to Patricia Scott. Mr. Jackson graduated from Hillsborough High School before he joined the U.S. Navy in 1942. After serving in […]

Obituaries – 08-08-2018

Robert Niles Rosas Robert Niles Rosas, 95, of Holmes Beach, died July 26. He was born July 28, 1922, in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Louis B. and Adella (Niles). He was in Boy Scouts of America and attained the Eagle Scout Award. He was one of 16 scouts who bonded as Rovers for activities all […]

Obituaries – 08-01-2018

Bobby Joe Bailey Bobby Joe Bailey, age 71, of Holmes Beach, died July 20. He was born to Herman and Jewel (Banes) May 5, 1947, in Birmingham, Alabama. He was a 1965 graduate of Southeast High School in Bradenton. Bobby was united in marriage to Rita Dacus Oct. 29, 2001, in Key West. He was […]

Obituaries – 07-25-2018

Ronald Peter Lucchesi Ronald Peter Lucchesi, 64, of Longboat Key and formerly of Holmes Beach and Springfield, Ohio, died July 12. He was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Oct. 13, 1953, to Peter and Celia (LaTorre). He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1971, studied at Lowell Technological Institute, earned a bachelor’s degree from Boston University […]

Obituaries – 07-18-2018

Russell J. Rickard Russell J. Rickard, 65, of Anna Maria Island, died July 3. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, and moved to Anna Maria Island in 1982. He was a member of the Moose Lodge. A celebration of life was held July 15 in Anna Maria. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd […]

Obituaries – 07-11-2018

William James ‘Bill’ Krauser Holmes Beach resident William J. “Bill” Krauser, M.D., died May 22 in Bradenton. He was 94. He was born April 1, 1924, an only child to Elba and Elizabeth in Bushnell, Illinois. In 1947, he received his doctorate of medicine from the University of Illinois and performed his residency in orthopedic […]

Obituaries – 07-04-2018

Raymond Anthony Arado Raymond Anthony Arado, 87, of Grand Junction, Michigan, died June 24. He was born Jan. 17, 1931. to Thomas and Mabel (Segale) in Chicago. He worked at First National Bank of Chicago for 33 years. After retiring, he and wife Susan spent their years with family and dear friends in their Silver […]