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Monday, December 5, 2022

Obituaries

Robert John Behrends

Bob Behrends was a loyal friend to many, a golfer out on the course twice a week until his recent hospitalization, and an enthusiastic baseball fan.

Gail Virginia Kappeler

Gail Kappeler was actively involved in family life, raising her children and spending time with her grandchildren.

Sylvia Morlock

While living in The Villages, Sylvia Morlock enjoyed golf, Red Hats and the local chapter of the Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association.

John Bruce Casey

Bruce Casey loved sailing and golf and helping the softball team with skills and drills.

Gary Bourque

Gary Bourque was a lifelong Syracuse and Yankee fan, well known for his sense of humor, his passion for golf, and his expertise in the automobile industry. 

Robert William Norris

Bob Norris enjoyed golfing, walking, friends’ groups, rooting for his favorite team The Ohio State Buckeyes, and taking his visiting family to special places and on golf cart rides.

John D. Lawry

John Lawry was a lifelong athlete; playing tennis and pickleball ( known for his double-handed serve), running, and going on daily walks.

Linda L. Hobbs

Prior to her retiring in The Villages, Linda Hobbs worked as a water aerobics instructor, a personal trainer, and a Body Recall instructor in Louisville, Ky.

Beverly Kay Johnson

Bev Johnson was instrumental in establishing Therapy Dog Teams and Reading Education Assistance Dog (R.E.A.D.) teams through the Dynamic Dog Club of the Villages.

Ronald Olney

Ronald Olney spent 33 years at Lycoming Textron involved in the design and development of gas turbine jet engines. He moved to The Villages in 1997.

Jacqueline Dombro

Jacqueline Dombro was an avid golfer and loved painting. She moved to Florida in 2005 to be near the ocean, which she loved.

John L. Sullivan

John L. enjoyed all kinds of sports and played softball, pickleball, bowling, and stickball after moving from New York to The Villages in 2002.

Maurice Alvin Floyd

Maury Floyd was known as an avid woodworker, golfer, birdwatcher, fisherman, lover of water and the ocean as well as a fan of Jimmy Buffett, the Chicago Cubs and his beloved Green Bay Packers.

Jean Louise Wilder

Jean Wilder loved her family, camping at White Lake State Park, Disney World, and golf cart rides around The Villages.

Salvatore Guzzetta

Sam Guzzetta was an avid bowler and enjoyed golf and get-togethers with friends and good wine.

Robert Benning

Bob Benning loved his parents, his family, and most of the neighborhood kids. He enjoyed traveling, bridge, basketball and golf.

Elvira Miranda O’Brien

In 1996, Elvira O'Brien and her husband, Thomas, retired in The Villages and joined every club, enjoyed all the entertainment and danced their feet off at the town squares.

James Richard Baker

Ricky Baker was a lifelong resident of Wildwood and Oxford. He served the community and surrounding areas as a Professional Land Surveyor

Marie J. Hagood

Marie Hargood enjoyed playing and coaching softball, fishing, and playing pool with her two sons and her dear friend, Betsy.

Terence Murdock

Terry Murdock moved to The Villages in 2020. One of his great delights was joining three bluegrass groups in which he played the guitar.

Elizabeth Warnes

Beth Warnes enjoyed a long retirement with activities such as sewing, golfing, entertaining, volunteering, reading, camping, travel, salmon fishing, and supporting her husband with woodworking projects.

Mary Elizabeth Olsen

Mary "Spoons" Olsen loved playing golf and socializing with all her wonderful neighbors in The Villages.

Arthur Ray Abbott Sr.

Art Abbott especially enjoyed helping his grandkids catch fish with cane poles, golfing in The Villages, and traveling with his sweetheart, Carolyn.

Frank Ian Sparks

After college, Frank Sparks spent five years working as a prison guard at Sumter C.I. prior to his career at FCC Coleman.