William ‘Bill’ Philip Drechsel

William 'Bill' Philip Drechsel

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) William Philip Drechsel, age 65, The Villages, FL, died on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in the evening at Lady Lake Specialty Care due to complications of early onset Alzheimer’s. Bill was born June 23, 1951, in Hackensack, New Jersey. He attended schools in New Jersey and graduated in 1969 from Columbia High […]

Diane Rose Cooper

Diane Rose Cooper

Diane Rose Cooper, age 74, of Leesburgh, FL and Plymouth MI, passed away on Wednesday (May 3rd, 2017) at the Lane Purcell Hospice House in Sumterville, FL after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Diane was born in West Bend, Wisconsin on April 24, 1943, where she was raised by the late Armond and Elizabeth […]

Patricia Becker

Patricia Becker

Patricia Ann Becker, age 82, of The Villages, Florida passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017 in The Villages. She was born in Ft. Wayne, IN and graduated from Central Catholic High School in Ft. Wayne, IN, Class of 1952. Patricia and John moved to The Villages from Holland, MI in 1998. Mrs. Becker was […]

Ivan Bullamore

Ivan Bullamore

Ivan “Ike” Bullamore, 75, of The Villages passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017. He was born in Glen Ullin, North Dakota in 1941. He was the son of Clinton and Irene (Hermes) Bullamore. He was a veteran of the Coast Guard and of the Air Force. His career span of 38 years was spent between […]

Russell ‘Rusty’ Keck

Russell 'Rusty' Keck

Russell “Rusty” Keck, 83, of Summerfield, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. He was born in Amityville, New York to the late Adam and Irene Keck, and grew up in Palm Beach County, Florida. At the age of 18, after a short time at The University of Florida. he enlisted. He was a […]

Greg Hirschfield

Greg Hirschfield, 63, of The Villages, FL, lost his battle with cancer Tuesday afternoon, May 2, 2017. Greg was born, raised and lived most of his life in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, jokester and lover of life. He breathed the Foundry industry and would talk about it with passion […]

Barbara W. Newman

Barbara W. Newman

Barbara W. Newman, 79, of Fruitland Park, FL, passed away on May 3, 2017 at the Villages Hospice House. She was born in 1937 in Irwinville, GA to her parents Henry and Barbara Morgan. She was an avid cook for both her family functions as well as church events. She was nicknamed the “Queen of […]

Johnnie J. Dillon

Johnnie J. Dillon

Johnnie J. Dillon, 84, of The Villages, FL, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017, in The Villages, FL. He was born in Sutton, WV and came to The Villages in 2005 from Columbus, OH. He was a retired service technician for Sears. Mr. Dillon was a member of First Baptist Church at The Villages, FL […]

Mary C. Sullivan

Mary C. Sullivan

Mary C. Sullivan, 86, of Lady Lake, FL, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017. She was born in St Paul, MN on September 27, 1930. She met the love of her life and married in 1953. She spent the next 28 years as the wife of an Air Force Officer and loved all the travel […]

Judyth Rose Simaytis

Judith Rose Simaytis

Judyth Rose Simaytis, 77, formerly of Lady Lake, FL, of Port Byron, IL, formerly of Kewanee, IL, died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at her new home which she recently snuggled into. She was born February 11, 1940 in Kewanee, the daughter of Duward E. and Hazel M. (Walton) Purvis. She married John A. […]

Larry ‘Frog’ Murphy

Larry 'Frog' Murphy

Larry “Frog” Murphy, 74, of Wildwood, FL, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017. Mr. Murphy was born April 2, 1943 in Wildwood to Marion Isaac and Lillian (Tatum) Murphy. Larry had lived here most of his life. He began working for the Railroad in 1961 and retired in 2003 from CSX. He was a member […]

Steve Joseph Kovalchik

Steve Joseph Kovalchik

Steve Kovalchik, 88, of The Villages, Florida, passed away unexpectedly April 29th. Born July 30th, 1928 in Byesville, Ohio, to Steve and Mary Kovalchik, then living most of his life in Akron, Ohio before moving to Florida. Steve was a Veteran serving in the United States Navy and retired from a long and successful career […]

Phyllis A. Russell

Phyllis Ann Russell

Phyllis A. Russell, 82, Lady Lake, FL, died Thursday April 27th, 2017. She was born in Easton P.A. and moved to Illinois at a young age. She was an office manager by trade before she and her late husband Robert retired to Florida in 1990. While in Florida, she was a member of numerous clubs […]