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This Week's Obituaries
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Andy Avalar, 44, Bradenton, died March 25, 2014. There will be no Services. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel in charge of arrangements. Condolences to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Kieth Margraf, 60, Bradenton & Sarasota, died March 23, 2014. Survived by his friends, the Smelser family. No Services. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel in charge. Condolences www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Era Ruby Kemp, 89, Bradenton, died March 25, 2014. Born in Swandale, West Virginia she moved to Bradenton in 1974 from St. Paris, OH and she was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church of Bradenton.
Survived by sons, James N., Jr. of Greensboro, NC, Dean of New York City, NY, Donn of Marysville, OH, Gregg of Stremwood, IL and Brian of Orlando, FL; daughters, Beth Saalmann of Bradenton, FL and Donna Kemp of Powell, OH; brother, Jerry Legg of Frametown, WV; sisters, Bonnie Shaver of Richwood, WV and Maude Barnes of The Villages, FL; 11 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren.
Services will be at a later date in West Virginia. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel in charge of arrangements. Condolences to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Kimberli Leticia Cotton-Deleonardis, 39 of Palmetto, died March 24, 2014. Survivors: Sons: Cole Bryant Griffin and Matteo; mother, Veronica Aaron and a host of Aunts, uncles, cousins and sorrowing friends. Arrangements entrusted to Abundant Favor Mortuary, Bradenton. 941 -747-2700.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 — 7:00 pm, Friday, March 28, 2014 at Abundant Favor Mortuary, 916 13th Street West, Bradenton. Service: 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 29 at Bible Baptist Church, 1720 6th Avenue West, Palmetto. Interment: Skyway Memorial Gardens, Palmetto.
Albert W. Biondi, 90, Palmetto, died March 21, 2014. Born in St. Davids, PA he moved to Palmetto in 1989 from South Windsor, CT and Stafford Springs, CT. A graduate of Bucknell University, he was a Veteran of the US Army E.T.O. during World War II, he owned Snelling & Snelling Employment Agency of Hartford, CT and he attended St. Mary's Episcopal Church of Palmetto.
Preceded in death by his parents, Gaetano and Sarefina; brother, Guido; sisters, Rose Colona and Dolly Miscigna; granddaughter, Megan Twitchell; survived by his wife, Lucille of Palmetto, FL; daughters, Denise (Bruce) Banks of Long Island, NY, Gail (Harvey) Pond of Avon, CT; sisters, Mary D'Antonio of Atlanta, GA, Edith LaFredo of PA, Sunday Dimenna of PA, Virginia (Charles) Amerant of PA; sister-in-law, Gloria Biondi of PA; brother-in-law, Marty Misigna of PA; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-granddaughters; many nieces and nephews.
Memorial Service 11AM Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Piney Point Park Rec. House. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel in charge. In lieu of flowers, donations in Albert's memory may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, www.stjude.org. Condolences to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Richard James Culver, 27, Sarasota, died March 22, 2014. Services will be private for the family. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel in charge of arrangements. Condolences to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Henry “Jap” Adams, 92 of Bradenton entered into rest peacefully on March 23, 2014. He served in the US Army with George Patton’s 3rd Army, through North Africa, Italy, Sicily, Germany, and France and was at the Battle of the Bulge. After his military career he came back to Cortez, Florida where he was born and raised and became a commercial fisherman.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline, two brothers, Clyde of Florida and Cleve of California, one sister, Mable of Sarasota, one son, Ernie of Bradenton, two granddaughters, Ronda (Chris) Bishop of Parrish and Shelby (David) Pittman of Ft. White, FL, one grandson, Derrick (Jacquelyn) Adams of Myakka, seven great-grandchildren, Amanda McCain of Ellenton, Rayna & Christopher Bishop of Parrish, Sarah, Savannah, David and Clayton Pittman of Ft. White.
Visitation 9:30am and Services following at 10:00am on Friday, March 28, 2014 at West Bradenton Baptist Church, 1305 43rd Street W, Bradenton, FL 34209. Burial will follow at Fogartyville Cemetery. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, 604 43rd Street W, Bradenton, FL 34209 in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please make all memorial contributions to: Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34238. Condolences to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Katherine Saba, 83, Bradenton, died March 23, 2014. Born in Mize, MS she moved to Bradenton in 1970 from Newport News, VA and she was a Methodist. Survived by sons, Mike (Susie) of Ft. Myers, FL and Mark of Bradenton, FL; daughter, Lisa (Jerry) Konieczny of Bradenton, FL; 6 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren.
Services will be private for the family. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel in charge of arrangements. Condolences to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
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