Friday, May 20, 2022

John J. Lak passed peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, in Venice, Fla., at the age of 70, after a courageous battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

Mrs. Mary Ann Cates, age 92, of Venice, Fla., formerly of Mayfield, Ky., passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at Windsor of Venice.

Arthur Ray Hadley, 90, of Fishers and formerly of Venice, Fla., and Lafayette passed away on Monday, May 16, 2022. Arthur was born to Oscar and Cora (West) Hadley on December 13, 1931, in Russell Springs, Ky.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Robert (Bob) Wespiser, 79, passed away peacefully at home in Venice, Fla., on Friday, May 13, 2022. He was the son of George and Eleanor Wespiser of Methuen, Mass.

Friday, May 13, 2022

Antonio Moreira of Venice, Fla., passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at the age of 91 with his loved ones by his side.

Margaret "Doreen" Schreiber, 81, of Venice passed away Thursday, April 14, 2022 surrounded by her family.

Herbert Marshall ("Skip") Sayers died Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at the age of 91, at his home in Nokomis, Fla. He was a Christian, a tireless innovator and business leader, loving son, husband, father, grandfather and a charitable philanthropist. He conducted himself with unending humor, unabash…

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Helen J. McLean, 99, passed peacefully on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, of natural causes. Born in Brussels, Belgium, January 27, 1923, to James and Julia Shea. Predeceased by her sister Suzanne Shea Despy of Sterrebeek, Belgium. Survived by her Daughter Beverley A. Wimberly and Son-in-Law David …

Memorial celebration of life on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 11 a.m., at Venice Church of the Nazarene, 1535 E. Venice Avenue, Venice, FL 34292. 941-488-5007

Friday, May 06, 2022

Joanne M. Williams (1935-2022) died peacefully in her sleep in Mims, Florida on April 12, 2022 after a long illness. She was 86 years old.

Alfred Travis Zodda passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at the age of 102 in Venice, Fla. Everyone who knew and loved him will miss him dearly. He was born in New York City (The Bronx) where he was educated and worked for many years. He was a graduate of the City College of New York, and …

Richard Allen Kleppe, age 78, of Clarence, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, while residing at Prairie Hills Assisted Living in Tipton.

Mark W. Hodges of Boone, North Carolina & Osprey, Florida

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Karen Marie Dolejs of Venice, Florida passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2022 and is now in heaven with her Lord. She was born in Garfield Heights, Ohio to Robert and Jean Kainsinger. Karen was raised in Walton Hills, Ohio. Karen graduated from Bedford High School and earned a Bachelor's Degre…

Roberta K. Gibb of Englewood, Fla., passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Sunday, May 1, 2022.

Phyllis Rose Speed, age 86, passed at home with hospice care in Knoxville, Tenn., with her loving daughter and son-in-law by her side on Friday, April 29, 2022.

Richard Eric Lindstrom, born November 27, 1935, in Yonkers, N.Y., to Oscar Eric and Gertrude Matilda Lindstrom, died at home in Venice, Fla., on Thursday, April 28, 2022, after a short illness. A graduate of Teaneck High School in New Jersey, Dick graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson Universit…

Friday, April 29, 2022

Florence (Beaulieu) Baril, 92, former longtime resident of Venice, Fla., peacefully passed away, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, in Brookdale Assisted Living, South Windsor, Conn. Florence was born June 12, 1929, and raised in East Hartford, Conn., one of thirteen children to the late Dionis and…

Norma A. Bastable, 90, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2022, in Venice, Fla. She was born in Manhattan, N.Y., to Patrick and Grace Devaney on October 25, 1931, and was one of 13 children. Norma married her husband Joseph Bastable, in 1955. She and Joseph relocated from Little Ferry, N.J.,…

Ruthanne Hamlin (79) of Falmouth, Maine and Venice, Fla., passed away in Falmouth on Thursday, April 22, 2022, primarily from a neurodegenerative disease "aphasia", which has no known cures.

Warren Major succumbed to a battle with pancreatic cancer on Monday, April 18, 2022. He was born on June 27, 1947, in South Bend, Ind., and spent one year as an exchange student in Sweden. Warren graduated from the University of Michigan, served 2 years in the U.S. Army, and taught school fo…

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Joan Georgette Shadle Moore of Venice, Fla., passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2022, having suffered from chronic Lyme disease.

"Ike" Isaac Blackburn Roberts, age 93, Nokomis, Fla., died Sunday, April 24, 2022. He was born August 19, 1928, in Clayton, Ga., while his parents, Julian Bryant Roberts and Effie Elvira Blackburn Roberts were vacationing. He graduated June 1947 from Sarasota High; married Dorothy Wilma Buck…

Case Samuel OConnors died Saturday, April 23, 2022, of natural causes at Sarasota Memorial Hospital Venice, Fla. He was retired from the Navy and most recently was a math teacher at Pineview School in Osprey, Fla.

Friday, April 22, 2022

Mary Ann Valerie Peterson Olund, age 89, of Venice, Fla., passed away on Friday, April 8, 2022. She was born in Constance, MN and came from McPherson, Kan., to Florida in 1972. Mary Ann was a graduate of McPherson College in Kansas where she earned a bachelor's degree in education. She retir…

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Gretchen Eberhardt Moskos passed peacefully in the early morning hours of Thursday, April 14, 2022.

Harold Leon "Sandy" Dunn, 95, of Venice, Fla., went to be with the Lord on January 6, 2022. He was born in Williamsburg, Pa., on February 21st, 1926, to Harold and Winifred Smith Dunn. Sandy was preceded in death by his parents, his only brother Charles, and his first wife Mary Jane Renn to …

Friday, April 15, 2022

John Thomas Naylor, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, died Thursday, March 31, 2022, at his home in Venice, Fla. He was 81 years old.

Frank L. Stainko of Venice, Fla., formerly of Northbrook, Ill., passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at the age of 92. Frank was born on January 28, 1930 in Chicago, Ill., to Bessie Pojman Stainko and Frank L, Stainko, Sr.

It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Ann Rose Henderson, 83, of Venice, Florida, shares her passing on Friday, March 4, 2022, after a short illness.

Ronald James Purdie, 86, of Venice, Fla., died Tuesday, March 22, 2022, in Venice. Ron was born January 4, 1936, in Aliquippa, Pa., to James A. and Margaret "Nell" (Haggerty) Purdie. Ron attended Penn State University and worked in retail sales, rising to Western U.S. area sales manager for …

Friday, April 08, 2022

After a valiant struggle with pancreatic cancer, Tom Mollicone, 74, crossed over to Larger Life on Monday, April 4, 2022, in Venice, Fla.

Anthony Francis DeGulis Jr., or to those who knew him well Tony, passed away on Monday, March 28, 2022.

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Marca (Roeller) Markwitz, 78, passed away March 17, 2022 in Venice, Fla., after a brief illness. She was born August 17, 1943 in Oneida, N.Y., the daughter of Kenneth "Pete" and Rosannah Roeller.

Louis Sclafani, 82, of Venice, Fla., passed away peacefully on Friday, April 1, 2022 at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he lived in Venice for more than 50 years.

Friday, April 01, 2022

Joseph J. Jorlett, of Venice, passed on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. He was born October 12, 1944, the second son of the late Anthony and Blanche (Ratzer) Jorlett.

Richard passed away at Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Venice after a brief illness. His loving wife, Fran, predeceased him by just five months. A full obituary, including funeral arrangements, will follow.

Yvonne A. Segerlind died on Saturday, March 26, 2022. She was born September 16, 1920 in Rimersburg, Pa., and came to Venice, Fla., in 1961 from Long Island, N.Y., having been preceded in death by her husband, Howard.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Friday, March 25, 2022

Robert W. Hewes, Sr. "Bob" of Venice, Fla., died peacefully on Sunday, May 30, 2021 at age 95.

Haigh Sarkissian, age 95, of Venice, Fla., departed this world peacefully at his home in Waterford on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Douglas Eugene Williamson, M.D. of Venice, Fla., on Friday, March 24, 2022, at the age of 94 years.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Jim, 84, passed away recently on Wednesday, February 16, 2022.

Shantz, Derril Ernest passed away peacefully in hospice Friday, March 11, 2022 at the age of 92. Derril was born May 8, 1929 in Fairview, Mich.

Cory Young, age 44, went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, while vacationing with his beloved family in Spain. He was born in Sarasota, Fla., on January 29, 1978 to Wanda Tison and Don Young, Sr.

Friday, March 18, 2022

Sherrey Ann Welch, 77, passed away on March 14, 2022, in Sarasota, Fla. She was born on August 25, 1944, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Bierce and Evelyn Welch.

Mary "Peggy" Margaret Schreiver, 57, of Davenport, Fla., formerly of Crescent Springs, Ky., passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2022, at her residence. She was a cheerleading coach with Venice Vikings and Venice High School for over 12 years. She loved baseball and went to all the Reds spring…

Betty Sue Vinch, 84, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 6, 2022 in Bradenton, Fla., surrounded by loved ones. She was born in McMinnville, Tenn., on October 29, 1937 to Estie and Vera Griffin and was one of eight children.