Category Archives: Obituaries

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 […]

Obituaries – 09-26-2018

Donald Bruce ‘Don’ Dolan Donald Bruce “Don” Dolan, 90, of Bradenton, died Sept. 12. He was born July 28, 1928, in Skaneateles, New York, to William Russell and Edna Wilson. Growing up on Skaneateles Lake, he excelled at competitive sailing. After graduating from Hamilton College in 1950, he attended school at the University of Pennsylvania, […]

Obituaries – 09-19-2018

Bessie B. Gamber Bessie B. Gamber, 94, of Englewood, died Sept. 6. She was born Feb. 19, 1924, in Collins, Arkansas, one of eight siblings born to Olen and Orah (Thompson) Christmas. She was married in 1947 at Warm Springs, Georgia, to Earl D. Gamber. The couple resided in Homestead before moving their family to […]

Obituaries – 09-12-2018

Jason F. Officer Jason F. Officer, 44, formerly of Bloomington, Minnesota, died Aug. 28. Arrangements are by McNearney-Schmidt Funeral and Cremation in Shakopee, Minnesota. He is survived by his mother, Kathleen MacKenzie of Holmes Beach; father Frans and wife Sandy; sister Michelle; brother Darren; step-family Jennifer and husband Pete Psyck, Heather and husband Dan Kinsella, […]

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 […]