Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries – 12-13-2017

Kent Chetlain Kent Gladstone Chetlain “the second” died Dec. 4, at Inspired Living at Lakewood Ranch. He was a former Manatee County commissioner, Florida newsman, writer and, for 55 years, husband of Mary “Joanne” Chetlain, who died in 2007. He was born in Oak Park, Illinois, Sept. 20, 1927, to Kent G. Sr. and Margaret […]

Obituaries – 12-06-2017

Joanne Marie Bonsall Joanne Marie Bonsall (Lemont), 77, of Wallingford and Holmes Beach, died Nov. 23. Born in Upper Darby and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey, she was daughter of the late William and Marie McDermott Lemont. She built a home and raised her family in Wallingford before retiring to Holmes Beach in 1996. […]

Obituaries – 11-22-2017

James Louis Studenka James Louis Studenka, 74, of Metamora, Ohio, and Anna Maria, died Nov. 6, at Ebied Hospice in Sylvania, Ohio. He was born May 15, 1943, in Adrian, Michigan, to the late Louis and Mary (Ricica). He served in the U.S. Army. He was a farmer and also worked for 29 years as […]

Obituaries – 11-01-2017

James Robert “Jim” Bickal died Oct. 20. He was born Oct. 21, 1936, in Fort Defiance, Arizona. In 1965, he moved his family to Holmes Beach from Denver. He lived in Holmes Beach for 52 years and worked on the island for 30 years as an interior-exterior painter. A private service will be held. He […]

Obituaries – 10-25-2017

John Shirk John Shirk, 80, of Bradenton and formerly of Anna Maria, died Oct. 16. Mr. Shirk played in the tennis group at the Center of Anna Maria Island and, before retiring, worked in the food service business. He is survived by his wife, Jean. No service is planned.

Obituaries – 10-11-2017

Nancy Moore Carson Nancy Moore Carson of Holmes Beach died Aug. 23 at her summer home in Brevard, North Carolina. She was born to Robert and Dolly Carson in Belmont, North Carolina, in 1933. She was the youngest of seven children. She began her undergraduate studies at Brevard College in Brevard and completed her degree […]