Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries – 05-02-2018

Charles George Liddle Charles George Liddle, 82, doctor of veterinary medicine, died on Anna Maria Island. He was born in Detroit. He earned his doctorate degree in veterinary medicine from Michigan State University and master’s degree in radiation biology from the University of Rochester. He also served in the public health service. He and wife […]

Obituaries – 04-25-2018

Lucette Gerry Lucette Gerry, 79, of Anna Maria, died April 12. She was born in 1938 in Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka, Quebec, and was one of 10 children of Marie-Ange Legroulx and Orphe Viau. She met her husband, Kenneth Gerry, in Puerto Rico and they married in Honolulu. They had two sons and were married for 37 year […]

Obituaries – 04-18-2018

Rosemarie Kontra Rosemarie Kontra (nee, Jansky), 61, Holmes Beach, died April 7. She was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Charles and Madelyn (Murphy). She moved to Holmes Beach in 2003 and was employed by Home True Value Hardware of Holmes Beach, where she was known as the sales clerk extraordinaire. Brown & Sons […]

Obituaries – 04-18-2018

Rosemarie Kontra Rosemarie Kontra (nee, Jansky), 61, Holmes Beach, died April 7. She was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Charles and Madelyn (Murphy). She moved to Holmes Beach in 2003 and was employed by Home True Value Hardware of Holmes Beach, where she was known as the sales clerk extraordinaire. Brown & Sons […]

Obituaries – 04-04-2018

Helen Catherine Baskett Helen “Kathy” Catherine Baskett, 68, formerly of Holmes Beach, died March 17. She was born Nov. 21, 1949, to Hobart and Christena Tudor. She grew up in Denver, where she attended George Washington High School and Denver College. In 1971, she married the love of her life, Bob. She supported his career […]

Obituaries – 03-28-2018

Dana G. ‘Dane’ Clayton Dana G. “Dane” Clayton, 52, died Feb. 25. He was a lifelong resident of Manatee County, growing up on Anna Maria Island and graduating from Manatee High School. He attended Manatee Community College and Manatee Technical School. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was a firefighter/paramedic in Sarasota and […]

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 […]