Christine (Tina) Montalto

Christine 'Tina' Montalto

Christine (Tina) Montalto, age 72, of Lady Lake, FL passed away on September 27, 2014. Tina was born on November 3, 1941 in Queens, NY. Her 53 years of marriage to Orlando taught us all the true meaning of love and devotion. Tina enthusiastically embraced her calling in life as a homemaker. She enjoyed raising her children and simply adored … [Read more...]

John S. Hubbard, Jr.

John S. Hubbard, Jr., 87, of The Villages, Florida, was called to Heaven Saturday, October 4, 2014. Mr. Hubbard lived most of his life in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, moving to The Villages in 1996. He worked in the coal mining industry, beginning as a miner and moving up to General Manager of Windsor Powerhouse Coal Company and Vice President … [Read more...]

Randall E. ‘Randy’ Rakow

Randall E. “Randy” Rakow, 72, of The Villages, Florida, was called home unexpectedly Monday, October 6, 2014. Randy graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee in 1964 and earned his MBA from The Keller School of Management where he was also an adjunct professor. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam Era and then transitioned into the … [Read more...]

Elaine G. Johnson

Elaine G. Johnson

Elaine G. Johnson, 78, of The Villages, Florida, passed from this life Monday, October 6, 2014. Born in Manistee, MI she was the daughter of the late Robert and Elaine (Racine) Peterson. Elaine was a bookkeeper and worked in insurance, manufacturing and education. After living in Japan and the Philippines, she settled in Ohio, where she spent 27 … [Read more...]

James M. Creighton

James Creighton

James M. Creighton, 58, of the Village of St. James, died Oct. 1, 2014.He was a retired Master Sergeant with the Illinois State Police, deputy chief of Dolton Police Department, Chief of Police in Red Bud, Ill.., Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Program Coordinator. Jim started his Law Enforcement Career in Homewood. Ill.He was the … [Read more...]

Rita Marion Henry

Rita Marion Henry, 79, of Lady Lake, FL passed away on Saturday October 4, 2014. She was born in Hartford Connecticut on July 15, 1935. She moved to The Villages in 1990 from Windsor, Connecticut. Rita was a co-founder of The Del Mar Women's Club along with Shiela Sideroff in 1991 as well as The Breakfast Club. She volunteered for The Villages Sale … [Read more...]

Jean E. Nappi Morse

Jean E. Nappi Morse

Jean E. Nappi Morse, 89, Lady Lake, Florida passed away on October 4, 2014 in Gainesville, Florida. Mrs. Morse was born on January 14, 1925 in St. Paul, Minnesota to her parents Leland and Marie Ahrens. She was a former Lake County Court Clerk. She moved to Lake County in 1960 from Birmingham, Alabama, was a member of Morrison United Methodist … [Read more...]

Edward P. Smith

Edward P. Smith, 63, of Wildwood, FL passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014. Mr. Smith was born December 30, 1950 in Norfolk, NY to the late Elmer J. and Kathleen (Christian) Smith. He retired from Welch Allyn Medical Equipment and moved to Wildwood in 2005 from Baldwinsville, NY. Survivors include his loving life partner of 12 years, Kathleen … [Read more...]

Bob H. Bradford

Bob H. Bradford, 76, of Wildwood, Florida, passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014. Mr. Bradford was born July 8, 1938 in Memphis, MO to the late Lavon and Pauline (Thoman) Bradford. He had retired from John Deere Harvester Works and moved to Central Florida in 1987 from IL. He was a member of the Wildwood Assembly of God Church and enjoyed all sports … [Read more...]

Walter ‘Walt’ Stark Troope

Walter 'Walt' Stark Troope

Walter and his wife, Rosemarie (O’Donnell), were married on September 14, 1957 in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Walter retired as Vice President of Cluett Peabody in Troy, New York in 1987 after a long and successful career as a Mechanical Engineer. He holds several patents related to his work while at Cluett Peabody. He traveled the world for his job … [Read more...]

Robert ‘Bob’ Joseph Buckland

Robert 'Bob' Joseph Buckland

Robert "Bob" Joseph Buckland, age 76, of The Villages, Florida, made his transition on Friday, October 3, 2014 at the Promise Hospital after a prolonged illness. He was born March 20, 1938 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, to Marion (Mosher) and Charles Buckland. He graduated from Lawrence High School and then served four years in the Navy. Bob completed … [Read more...]

Kathryn Whitehouse

Kathryn Whitehouse

Kathryn "Kay" Whitehouse, September 29, 2014 Kay was reunited with her husband in heaven, ending a 3 1/2 year struggle from a stroke. Kathryn Marie Nelson was born April 12, 1926 in Essex, Iowa to Lawrence and Millicent Hart Nelson. On December 27, 1947 she married Melvin Ernest Whitehouse who preceded her in death in 1994, after 47 years of … [Read more...]

Marion Catherine Taliaferro

Marion Catherine Taliaferro, 90, of Lady Lake, FL, passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Tuscany House in Summerfield. Marion Catherine Taliaferro was a native of Springfield, Massachusetts and moved to this area from North Palm Beach, Florida. She is predeceased by her husband, Hunter Taliaferro and her son, Paul Daley. She is survived … [Read more...]

Betty Joyce Richey

Betty Joyce Richey

Betty Joyce Richey, 82, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2014 in Leesburg, Florida. Betty was born in Miami, Florida and moved to the Leesburg area from her birthplace in 1952. She had a long career with Citizens National Bank in Leesburg and retired as head bookkeeper after more than 20 years of service. She was a member of the Morrison United … [Read more...]

Gene Schneider

Gene Schneider

Gene Schneider, 77, of Summerfield, Florida passed away September 25, 2014 at Sylvia's Hospice House in Ocala, Florida. He was born on February 13, 1937 in Ocala, Florida to Melvin and Lily (Kruger) Schneider. He was affiliated with Masons, Marion Dunn Lodge, Ocala Shriner’s Club, Fort King Lion’s Club, Ocala Elks Club, Scottish Rite and York Rite. … [Read more...]