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Date of Issue: September 15, 2010


Arthur Stanley Bussey

Arthur Stanley Bussey,95, Holmes Beach, died Sept. 8. He was born in Turner County, Ga.

Mr. Bussey came to Holmes Beach in 1972 from the nation’s capital, where he had been an architect in the Department of the Navy. He was an honor graduate of the University of Florida and member of Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Eta Sigma honorary societies. He was a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the U.S. Naval Institute, the Navy League and a registered professional engineer in the District of Columbia. Locally he was a member of the Bradenton Yacht Club, past Flotilla commander and past division captain of Flotilla 81 Anna Maria of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.  

He and his wife traveled extensively to destinations in each of the world’s 24 time zones and to all seven continents.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be to either the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81 Anna Maria, in care of Commander John S. Alexander, P.O. Box 20877, Bradenton FL 34204or the American Red Cross. Condolences for the family may be made online at Arrangements by Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, Bradenton.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years Wilma E.; daughter Linda A. Griffin of Reston, Va.; son Arthur S. III of Holmes Beach, sister Mary W. Whitford of Delray Beach; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Mary E. Greer

Mary E. Greer, nee Newhoffer, 86, died Aug. 25 in Littleton, Colo. She was born Sept. 30, 1923, in Philadelphia.

Mrs. Greer was a resident of Bradenton and Perico Island for nine years and lived in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Michigan, Colorado, New York, Illinois and Frankfurt, Germany. She traveled the world with her late husband, James. In addition to traveling, she enjoyed reading, music, crafts, gardening, volunteering and photography, especially taking photos of her family and the numerous places she visited throughout the years.

A private memorial service will be held at Bean Point on Anna Maria Island, where her late husband also was memorialized in 1999. Donations may be made to a hospice of choice.

Mrs. Greer is survived by daughter Carol Greer Siemaszko and husband Ed Siemaszko; grandson Jan Siemaszko and wife Cat; and great-granddaughter, Mena. She also is survived by a son and his family, who requested they not be named.

Kris Hall

Kris Hall, 57, of Bradenton and formerly of Bradenton Beach, Cortez and Fall River, Mass., died Sept. 4. He was born Nov. 5, 1952, in Fall River. He came to Manatee County from Fall River more than 20 years ago. Mr. Hall worked in construction. He was a member of the Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge. He was of the Catholic faith, although he embraced the Orthodox Church.

Arrangements were by Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, Bradenton. Condolences for the family may be made online at

Mr. Hall is survived by his wife, Elham Feanny-Hall; three step-children, Nichole, Jasper and Cary Lynn; brother Dave and sister Kathleen E. Roy, both of Bridgewater, Mass.; step-grandson Nicolas, and many extended family members and friends.

Herbert Dutcher Shuart

Herbert Dutcher Shuart died Sept. 6. He was born May 29, 1929, in Mahwah, N.J. Mr. Shuart worked at Midland Lumber Company in New York, leaving as foreman in 1957 to offer private contracting services. He was a self-taught craftsman and builder, leaving behind a legacy of custom homes and woodwork. In 1966, he introduced his family to country living, farming and raising horses and livestock on homesteads near Middletown and Thompson Ridge, N.Y. In 1970, the Shuarts bought Jan's Hobby Shop in Holmes Beach and moved to Anna Maria Island. The family ran the shop together, offering craft and painting classes. After selling the store, they moved to Bradenton, where they were 28-year members of Church of the Cross. On Aug. 25, the Shuarts celebrated 60 years of marriage.

Visitation was Sept. 9 at Shannon Funeral Home, Westview Chapel, Bradenton. A service of celebration was held Sept. 10 at Church of the Cross, 5051 26th St. W., Bradenton. Internment was to be at Manasota Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice & Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238, or to the Church of the Cross. Condolences may be made online at

Mr. Shuart is survived by wife, Jeannette (Jan); son Don of Decatur, Ga.; three daughters, Pat Lowenhaupt of Palmetto, Judy Witt of Bradenton and Debbie and husband David Cerquozzi of Myakka City; two brothers, Arthur of Howes Cave, N.Y., Curtis and wife Regina of Suffern, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Lisa Greenwalt, Jamie Lowenhaupt and Andy, Ashley, Joey and Joshua Cerquozzi; and four great-grandchildren.