Glyness Cook, of Lady Lake, FL was born in Alto GA and passed away March 5, 2014. Glyness moved to Florida in 1973. She was a devoted wife and Loving Mother. She is survived by her Husband of 54 years, Charles Cook of Lady Lake, FL. Her Children Wende Cook of Lady Lake, FL Charles Cook, Jr. and wife, Sandra Cook of Wildwood, FL. Her siblings, Bettie Williams and Terry Ivie of Georgia. She also leaves behind 2 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren.
LADY LAKE – Thomas James Bock, 85, passed from this life Sunday, March 9, 2014. Born in Chicago, IL he was the son of the late Herbert and Agnes (Keiper) Bock. Thomas was a carpenter and cement finisher. He moved to Miami, FL from Chicago, IL in 1960 and worked for the city as a building inspector. He moved to Lady Lake in 1988 and worked for the town as a building inspector as well. He was of the Catholic faith and member of St. Timothy Catholic Church. He enjoyed fishing, antique cars and building model cars. As a youngster of 16 he was given permission to join the Merchant Marine during World War II. Thomas was most proud of his marriage of 65 years to his wife Marie and family. He leaves his wife Marie (Broeski) Bock, daughters, Susan Brewer (Steve) of Houston, TX, and Lisa Hicks (Thomas) of Safety Harbor, FL. The family will receive relatives and friends at a visitation to be held on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services 1511 Buenos Aires Blvd., The Villages from 4 to 6 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Timothy Catholic Church on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Betty Mae Johnson, 72, of Belleview went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Betty Mae Johnson was born in Antioch, California on December 30, 1941 to Margaret and Harvey Ele. She moved to Belleview, Fl with her family in 1992. She enjoyed her motorcycle, cars, quilting, making jewelry, traveling and spending time with family and friends. The love of her life was her Pug dog Starla who won many competitions and was even mentioned in the news several times. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Bob Johnson and her sister Roberta Yates. Survivors include James Johnson (Son); Ocala, FL, Barbara Payne (Sister) of Oregon, Manfred “Bill” Ele (Brother) of Texas, Lois O’Connor (Sister) of Washington, Virginia Effinger (Sister) of Washington. A viewing will be held at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL, 34420 on Monday, March 10, 2014 from 5 to 7 PM. The service will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Hiers-Baxley Belleview, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL, 34420 at 10 AM with an interment to follow at Belleview Cemetery.
Amy Ruth Schaller age 63 of Fruitland Park, Florida passed away early Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Leesburg Regional Medical Center. Amy was born in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania but spent most of her life in the Leesburg and Lake County area. While she did work in the retail sales and the real estate industries for many years her favorite job was being a mother to her children and a loving caring wife to her husband John. She was the model of a Strong Christian and an inspiration to her family. She was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Eustis, Florida, and the Ladies Auxiliary of Gideons International. Talented Seamstress does not amply describe her sewing abilities. She will be remembered for her ability to make or create anything with cloth and thread. She enjoyed gardening and spending time in her yard, traveling around the country and cruises with her husband John, but her greatest love was being a Grandmother. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her father Willard VanOrder of Ocklawaha, FL; her husband of 40 years John, her sons Chris (Rachael) Ponds of Leesburg; and Jason Schaller of Fruitland Park; Daughters Jamie (David) Vick of Wildwood; and Jenifer Schaller of Yalaha; Brother Claude VanOrder of Ocala; Sister Jeanette Vaughn of Okahumpka; and Seven Grandchildren – Brittany, D.J., Kyle, Breah, Caleb, Michael, and Ethan. She was pre-deceased by her Mother Bethel and her Twin Brother – Daniel VanOrder.
A Funeral Service celebrating her life is planned for 2:00 P. M. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the Page–Theus Funeral Home, 914 W. Main Street, Leesburg, Florida. The Family will receive friends at the Page-Theus Funeral Home in Leesburg on Monday from 6:00 – 8:00 P. M. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made in Amy’s memory to: The American Cancer Society – Hope Lodge/Attn: Nancy Dohn, 2121 S.W. 16th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608.
Thomas E. Stephens died of heart failure on March 1, 2014 at Kindred Hospital in Ocala, Florida, after fighting a brave fight. He leaves behind his wife, Ferne Alice Israel Stephens, and his two children, Stuart Keller Stephens and Shelley Victoria Stephens Thomas. His sisters, Joyce Reinke and Gertrude Phillips, will miss him very much. His nieces and nephews loved their Uncle Ted, as his side of the family called him, and cousins and other family members from his native Tennessee and North Carolina will fondly remember him. His grandchildren, Bobby and Jeremy, will also miss their Buddy.
Tom met Ferne in Paris, France when they were both working at the American Embassy, and they were married on May 22, 1958. Together, they traveled the world with their children. He was a communications officer with the U.S. Department of State, after earlier serving in the Army and then the Navy. He rarely called in sick during his 43-year career. He spent his later retirement years with his wife in Summerfield, Florida. He enjoyed reading westerns, watching movies, softball, and bowling.
Tom was rushed to the Villages Hospital by ambulance right after Christmas in 2013 with trouble breathing and spent two hectic months at The Villages Regional Hospital, The Club Health and Rehabilitation Center, and finally Kindred Hospital. Thank you to all the kind souls who did everything they could for him. His funeral service and burial were at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell on March 6, 2014. We love him.
Sarifino “Sal” Liberatore, 74, of Summerfield passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
Sal was a native of Buffalo, New York and moved to Florida in 1999.
Survivors include his wife, Claudia, daughter and her husband, Jamie Lynn and Raymond, son and his wife, Tim and Weldon, sister, Mary Ann Gullo, six grandchildren, Curtis, Jamison, Maggie, Connor, Joshua, Benjamin; and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Santa and brother, Ralph Liberatore.
At this time, services are pending. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Marion County.
Arrangements under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, The Villages.
William Lawrence “Larry” Hicks, 77, passed away peacefully March 3, 2014 at Cornerstone Hospice in the Villages. Larry was born on January 1 , 1937 in Richmod Va to Garland and Edith Shaw Hicks
Larry married the love of his life, Patsy Corker in 1960 .They were maried for 53 loving years.
He is survived by his two sons, Michael and Cary and there wives Melissa and Meredith.
Larry was also a proud grandfather to Krista, Lindsey,Carly and Taylor.
He was preceded in death by his sister Shirley Creasy and surviving sister Betty Spain.
Larry grew up in Richmond Va , residing there until moving to his retirement home in Urbanna Va. Larry and Patsys last 20 years have been spent in Florida, the last 6 in the Villages. He was a graduate of John Marshall HS .
Larry retired with 31 distinguished years of servce from C & P telephone.
A memorial service will be held at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home, 1511 Buenos Aires Blvd .The Villages Fl at 12:00 p.m. on Friday March 7. A visitation will be held prior from 11:00 a.m. to noon.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to: Villages for Hospice, Cornerstone, 601 Casa Belle,The Villages,FL 32162.
Dorothy A. Colarusso, 85, The Villages, FL passed away on March 2, 2014. She moved from the Boston area in 1988 to the Villages with her husband Frank. She loved to spend time traveling throughout Florida and gong on cruises in the Caribbean, enjoyed playing bingo with her friends at St. Timothy and Paradise Rec Hall. She was loved by her family and friends and will be deeply missed. She is survived by her Daughters; Deborah Johnson of The Villages, FL, Jean Elwood (Ken) of The Villages, FL, 2 granddaughters; Kristen LaBella & Jessica Johnson, 2 great grandchildren; Christopher & Ava LaBella, Step-son; Dan Cloarusso (Susan) Brothers; George Silva (Lorraine) and John Silva. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Timothy Catholic Church on Wednesday March 12, 2014 at 8:30 AM. Inurnment will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.
John Leroy Harvey, 69, Astatula, FL died on Monday, March 3, 2014. He was born in Salt Lake City, UT and moved to Astatula from Jackson, MI in 1977. There he started Ledgerwood, Inc. and was also affiliated with Harvey Mobile Home, Inc. John loved riding motorcycles and was a lifetime member of the AMA. He enjoyed parachuting in his earlier years. John is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. Survivors include his wife: Dannie Harvey, Astatula, FL; sons: John Leo (Delisa) Harvey, Wildwood, FL; Dean (Angela) Harvey, Belleview, FL and Ronald (Beckie) Harvey, Summerfield, FL; 3 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. There will be a visitation at the Lady Lake Chapel of Beyers Funeral Home on Friday, March 7, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM with a service at 6:30 PM. Interment will be in Centenary Cemetery, Gallatin, MO.
Betty L. Crisler, 81, of The Villages, FL passed away at her home on March 3, 2014 with her children present. She is survived by her Sons: Robert, Ricky Daughter: Betsy and 8 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday March 8, 2014, from Noon to 3:00 PM at her residence.
Evelyn “Lucy” Hampton of Lady Lake, FL passed away on March 2, 2014. She was born on July 1, 1944, 8 hours south of New Orleans, LA. She was employed for 35 years at Indiana Bell/Ameritech. She is survived by her companion of 36 years, Luz A Rivera of Lady Lake, FL, mother: Dinorah Hampton, brother: Barry (Gay) Hampton, nieces: Olivia (Donny) Allen, Jennifer (Scott) Cochran, nephew: Sean (Amy) Hampton, 7 great grandnieces & nephews: Jared, Grace & Khomer Cochran, Landon & Aubrey Hampton, Lanie & Macie Allen, and many loving friends. In lieu of flowers donations may be made UF Cancer Hospital.
William John Dietrich, Jr., 79, The Villages, FL died on Monday, March 3, 2014. He was born in Philadelphia, PA and moved to the Villages about 15 years ago. At the age of 24 he was a pitcher for the New York Yankees. He worked as a police officer for 12 years and became sergeant. He then was a special agent for ATF for 21 years and a top secret background investigator for ATF for 12 years; he was also a fraud investigator for Chubb Insurance Company for 8 years. He was preceded in death by his son Andrew Dietrich and sister Lynne Ambrosino. Survivors include his wife Marian (Mary Ann); daughters: Dwyn Arleth, Levittown, PA; Donna Dietrich, Margate, NJ; and Lori Dietrich, Summers Pointe, NJ; sons: William Dietrich III, Ventnor, NJ and Kurt Dietrich, Ft. Collins, CO; Stepson Michael Murray, The Villages, FL; Stepdaughter Michele Steffens, Tinton Falls, NJ; 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Lady Lake Chapel of Beyers Funeral Home on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM.
Stanley B. Noped, 83, The Villages, FL died on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Mr. Noped was born in East Stroudsburg, PA and moved to The Villages 18 years ago from New York City. He worked as a stage hand in Broadway theatre and was a member of the Theatre Stage Employees Local #1 (I.A.T.S.E.) in New York. He was Jewish by faith. Survivors include his wife Elizabeth Riddell, The Villages, FL; 3 daughters: Karen Imterato, Brooklyn, NY; Linda Aruto, Silver Springs Shores, FL and Wendy Greenburg, Freehold, NJ; 1 son Joel Noped, Winston-Salem, NC; 1 brother Melvin Noped, Brooklyn, NY; 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Lady Lake Chapel of Beyers Funeral Home on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM with Spiritual Leader Sheldon Skurow officiating. Inurnment will be in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.
Kenneth Zacharias, 65, of The Villages, Florida, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 28, 2014 with his family by his side. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Edith and Louis Zacharias, he lived most of his life in Philadelphia and Burke, Virginia.
Ken was an active and fun loving man who enjoyed his retirement years by being with family and friends, playing softball and golf, acting, and doing his daily crossword puzzles.
Ken was extremely loving and proud of his wife Carla, three children, Michelle Hunt and husband Aaron, of Pennsylvania, Larry Zacharias and wife Crystal of West Virginia, and Ron Zacharias and wife Jessica, of Virginia, and three step-children, Steve Pariso and wife Shauna of Florida, Stephanie Oppegaard and husband Michael of New Jersey, and Joanne Pariso of Florida. He is also survived by his nine grandchildren Kylie Oppegaard, Morgan Barrientos, Lindsey Hunt, Austin Zacharias, Paxton Zacharias, Ally Zacharias, Andrew Pariso, Sophia Pariso, and Dylan Zacharias, as well as his sister Ellen, faithful companion Murphy, and many loving friends.
Richard C. Bartholomay, 86, passed from this life, Friday, February 28, 2014. Born in Rochester, NY he was the son of the late George and Leona (Ludwig) Bartholomay. Richard was an electrician for Eastman Kodak of Rochester, NY. He retired after 40 years of service. Richard served his country with distinction as an Army veteran of World War II. He lived in Penn Yan, NY for many years and was especially fond of Keuka Lake where he enjoyed boating. He moved to Summerfield, FL from Penn Yan in 1993. He attended St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Belleview and played golf and tennis. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother George and sister Mary Ann Cooper. Richard leaves his wife of 67 years, Betty Jane (Adams) Bartholomay, sons, Richard G. Bartholomay and wife Tina of Rochester, NY, son, Stephen D. Bartholomay of Mt. Morris, NY, son, Robert M. Bartholomay of Vail, CO, 3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services and burial will be private