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Majority of gate strikes in The Villages are caused by distracted drivers

There are more than 3,000 gate repairs needed each year in The Villages and the majority of the damage at the gates can be attributed to distracted drivers.

Villager pleads for blessing of trim color after home already painted

A Villager is pleading for the blessing of a non-sanctioned trim paint color now on her home.

Villager takes fight to save his landscaping to Sumter County

A Villager has taken his fight to save his landscaping to Sumter County.

Opinions

Hooray for computers!

Columnist Barry Evans looks at all the ways computers have simplified our lives.

Meat and heart disease

Dr. Gabe Mirkin writes that many studies show that eating meat every day is associated with increased risk for heart disease, but until now we have had little data about the effects of eating meat less often than that.

Villages-News.com has lost a contributing voice and good friend

Villages-News.com Editor Meta Minton remembers Opinion writer Dennis Petrucelli who died earlier this week.

Obituaries

Richard Norris

Dick Norris loved tennis and played into his late 70s.

Reina Carbonaro

Reina Carbonaro was a retired Administrator for a Nationwide Health Organization.

Maxine Kaye Kraus Konieczny Gillotti

Maxine Gillotti left behind an immense legacy of 40 plus years in the nursing field, touching and helping countless lives along the way.

Robert Paul Seguin

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Robert Seguin

Robert Paul Seguin, age 81, died after a battle with cancer on September 8, 2019 in the Villages.

Bob was always proud to say that he spent over 60 years of his life in and out of uniform, serving his country with honor.  He began when he put on his first uniform while in the ROTC at the University of Detroit in 1955.  Five years later, at Fort Riley, KS, he pinned on his Second Lieutenant bars and began a long career of 27 years, retiring as a Colonel, US Army.  He served his country not only at home but also with tours in Vietnam, Korea, and Germany.  His awards included the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Bronze Star (two awards), Army Commendation Medal (four awards) and the Air Medal (three awards), among several others.

Upon retirement and serving as a scientific advisor in special operations for the military, he joined the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and spent several more years in uniform in Virginia, Hilton Head, SC and in Florida.  Meanwhile, he joined the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8083 in Belleview and served his country as the Military Honor Guard Commander until his death.

Bob and Gaile moved to The Villages in 2003 and fully enjoyed the retirement life.  Bob was a member of the Deep Sea Fishing Club and the webmaster for its website.  He also loved golf and played as often as he could in between performing the Military Honor Ceremonies for the families of deceased veterans.

Bob is survived by his wife of 59 years, Gaile, of The Villages; his children Thomas (Jenny), Sharon (Rick) Tannahill, Christopher, and Kathleen; grandchildren Eric Seguin (Chelsea), Cory Seguin, Thomas Tannahill, Michelle Tannahill, Allison Tannahill; great-grandchild Lilly; brother Gerald and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Bernice of Detroit, his brother Richard of Ludington, MI, and his Sister Janet of Detroit.

Bob was a great family man and loving husband and father.  His proudest memories after his retirement were as the Honor Guard Commander for the VFW.  Funeral arrangements are pending.  Donations may be made to the Belleview VFW Post 8083, 12666 SE Hwy 441, Belleview, FL 34420.

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Latest Posts

Majority of gate strikes in The Villages are caused by distracted drivers

There are more than 3,000 gate repairs needed each year in The Villages and the majority of the damage at the gates can be attributed to distracted drivers.

Villager pleads for blessing of trim color after home already painted

A Villager is pleading for the blessing of a non-sanctioned trim paint color now on her home.

Villager takes fight to save his landscaping to Sumter County

A Villager has taken his fight to save his landscaping to Sumter County.

ARC chairman notes metamorphosis of The Villages after recent trolley tour

The chairman of the Architectural Review Committee has noted the “metamorphosis” of The Villages after a recent trolley tour of the Village of Fenney.

Letters

More on executive golf course maintenance

A Village of Belle Aire resident has some additional advice about maintenance at the executive golf courses in The Villages. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Groups of bicyclists

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Rio Ponderosa resident objects to bicyclists who ride in groups.

Bicyclists should stay on multi-modal paths

A Village of Duval resident, in a Letter to the Editor, argues bicyclists should stay on the multi-modal paths.

Why inflict pain on each other?

A man who has been reading about The Villages wonders why people would want to inflict pain on each other in their final days. Read his Letter to the Editor.

A message for President Trump

A Lady Lake man has a message for President Trump.

Crime

Boston restauranteur nabbed on drunk driving charge in The Villages

A man who made a name for himself in the Boston restaurant market was nabbed on a drunk driving charge in the parking lot at the Wal-Mart at Buffalo Ridge Plaza in The Villages.

Pair with nearly $2,000 in stolen merchandise tries to flee in red Mustang

A pair with nearly $2,000 in stolen merchandise was apprehended as they tried to flee Belk in The Villages in a red Ford Mustang.

Summerfield man spends birthday behind bars after being popped on multiple charges

A Summerfield man spent his 26th birthday in jail on Friday after being stopped earlier in the week by a Marion County sheriff’s K-9 deputy.

Villager arrested on warrants dating back to 2018 Homeland Security raid

A Villager was arrested at his home on warrants charging him with multiple drug offenses, dating back to a 2018 raid on his home by Homeland Security.

Wildwood police apprehend woman with large amount of marijuana

Wildwood police apprehended a woman with a large amount of marijuana and a scale in her car.

Health

Singer-songwriter David Olney died onstage of heart attack

The death of singer-songwriter David Olney, who suffered a heart attack and died while performing onstage, reminds us of the value of knowing CPR. Dr. Gabe Mirkin offers his thoughts.

Hard living took toll on shock jock Don Imus

Hard living took a toll on shock jock Don Imus, who has died at age 79. Dr. Gabe Mirkin looks back on his life.

More controversy on eggs

In the past 10 years, 60 percent of the studies on eggs and cholesterol have been funded by special interest industry groups. So are eggs good for you? Dr. Gabe Mirkin offers his unbiased opinion.