Virginia Olszewski, of The Villages, passed away in her home on February 16, 2021, at the age of 82.
In June of 1993, Richard Gnaedinger retired and moved to The Villages, where both he and his wife, Lorene, were involved in volunteer work in the community and at Saint Timothy Catholic Church.
Ron Nagel took his commitment to his career as a truck driver very seriously and blended it with his joy of competition by participating in truck driving rodeos. As a fierce competitor, he achieved first place in the NYS Truck Driving Championship 10 times.
Edward Heath was a soldier in the Marines and Army, served in Korea, and worked as a construction manager for AT&T.
Peter Pietromonaco was a member of the Woodshop Carver Club, loved to travel with friends and spend time with family. He was a member and Captain of the Amigos Bocce Club.
Wintering in The Villages gave Larry Joswiak and his wife, Sharon, the opportunity for golfing, spending time with friends, hosting visitors, and fellowship at St. Mark’s Catholic Church. He passed away suddenly from cardiac arrest due to COVID-19.
Tom Woods joined the US Navy after high school and retired after 24 years to Virginia Beach. He moved to The Villages in 2010.
Keith Stoffels and his loving wife, Charlotte, moved to Lake County in 2006 from Fletcher, North Carolina. Keith was of the Presbyterian faith. He was a member of The American Legion Post #219 of Fruitland Park, Florida.
Ceil Mikulski also performed with the Way Way Way Off Broadway Players and was active with The Lioness Club, VFW, North Central Florida Anchorettes, and The Village Voices.
Claire Lavender was a very strong woman and when she lost her husband at an early age, she entered the workforce in Human Resources and payroll for US Baird, from which she retired.
Ron Marten started the veterans memorial at Spruce Creek. He also started the newsletter there. Ron also belonged to NARF and the Michigan Club, and he went on the Honor Flight.
Bob Whitney lived in lived in Massachusetts and Maine before retiring to The Villages in 2006. He was an avid golfer and a passionate fan of New England sports, especially the Red Sox and Patriots.
After moving to The Villages in 2017, Ginny Riegert became involved with the “Decorating Divas-South” and the “Lunch Bunch” and valued all the new friendships!
Doris Langevin moved to The Villages in 2006. Her favorite pastimes included cooking, baking, and collecting virtually anything owl-related.
Larry Olson enjoyed golf, fishing, throwing horseshoes and playing cards with friends, and occasionally country dancing with his wife.
John Blackford enjoyed golfing, playing cards, traveling, watching and attending college sports, and spending time with his Ohio and Florida circles of family and friends.
Frank Rutty was a horse enthusiast and a Cowboy at heart. His greatest pastime was socializing with his family and many friends, old and new.
Donna Ramer and her late husband, Russ, were known for their dance moves and used them often after they retired to The Villages in 2000. Donna took up golf and developed wonderful friendships with women from around the country as they formed a group known as NSPPS (Not So Perfect People Society).