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Cheryl Daugherty Edgington, age 67, Bradenton, FL, went to be with the Lord on March 29, 2014. She was born in Findlay, Ohio on September 9, 1946 to the late Robert Oliver and Evelyn (Franks) Daugherty. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 30 years, Clo Edgington Jr. in December 2009; her older brother, Robert Dennis Daugherty in 2002; and her famous "Uncle Dick" Daugherty in 2008. Cheryl was an alumni of Van Buren H.S. and attended BGSU and Ohio State University. She was a member of the Board of Realtors for 45 years and the American Business Woman?s Association.
Cheryl was the youngest female broker in the state of Ohio. She moved to Florida in 1980, where she was one of the founding members of the Bayshore High School Betterment Foundation and helped construct a multi-million dollar athletic complex. She was a cheerleading chauffeur and volunteered numerous hours working with kindergarten students on reading, writing, and teaching them life skills. She fought tirelessly for children and minority rights and always rooted for the underdog. She was President of the Wildwood Springs Women's Assoc.
Cheryl will be missed and always remembered with love and affection by her only daughter Lynn Lee Hudson; sister, Tina Marie; and nieces and nephews, Amy Beaver; Shannon, Shawn, and Kenyatta Daugherty. She also had two stepsons, Clo Edgington III and Thomas Edgington; along with numerous grandchildren.
The Celebration of her Life will be Tuesday, April 8th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel,604 43rd Street West, Bradenton, FL 34209. The family requests, that in Cheryl's memory, that donations be made to Moody Elementary 5425 38th Ave. West, Bradenton, FL 34209 in care of Cheryl Edgington Memorial. Cheryl will have her final rest place in Findlay, Ohio, by her farms, in the middle of June. Information will be coming. Condolences to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Rowland Peek Shannon, Sr., "Rowpeek," 58, Bradenton, passed away April 2, 2014. Rowland was born March 30, 1956 in Bradenton to Joseph E. and Eugenia (Raymond) Shannon.
A lifelong resident of Bradenton, and was a graduate of Manatee High School Class 1974 where he was Senior Class President. He continued his studies by attending Belmont University in Nashville, TN where he majored in Music.
Growing up Rowland would help his father Joseph by working at Shannon Funeral Home, was the owner of AdSpecialties Incentives in Bradenton for many years, and then worked as Account Executive for Tasco/Halo-Branded Solutions. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bradenton, President and founder of the Manatee County Native Club, member of the De Soto Celebration, Manatee "100" Club, former member of the Bradenton Yacht Club, Manatee County Historical Society; he was also an avid hunter and fisherman
He was predeceased by his father Joseph and is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Cathi (Schenk) Shannon, three precious children; Rowland, P. Shannon, Jr., Ryan J. Shannon, and Cierra E. Shannon, all of Bradenton, mother, Gene Shannon, brother, J. Ray Shannon of Bradenton, two sisters; Sally (Bill) McGill of Braselton, GA., Katherine Ann Shannon of Bradenton, and many extended family members and friends.
The family will receive friends from 4-6 P.M. on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, 5610 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. A Celebration of Rowland's life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, April 7, 2014 at Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, Bradenton with interment to follow at Fogartyville Cemetery, Bradenton.
The family request that in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to the Manatee County Historical Society in his memory. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.
He will be truly missed by all and treasured in his family's heart forever.
Betty A. Drager, 72, Bradenton, died March 31, 2014. Survived by sons, Jon (Tracy), Michael and 1 grandson. There will be no Services. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel in charge. Condolences www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Jeanette E. Hansen, 95, Bradenton died Mar 31, 2014. Survived by niece Denise Kendall Fisher. No Services. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel in charge. Condolences www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Marie R. (Oechsle) Landon, 104, Bradenton, died Mar 31, 2014. Survived by 2 daughters, 3 grandchildren, & 4 great-grandchildren.
Memorial Mass will be at a later date. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd St Chapel in charge. Condolences to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Ralph Thomas Salvatore, 91, Bradenton died Apr 1, 2014. Memorial Mass will be at a later date. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel in charge. Condolences www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Jean A. Laffey, 79, Bradenton, died March 26, 2014. Born in Jersey City, NJ she moved to Bradenton in 1988 from South River, NJ. She was employed as a Secretary at L&M Surco and Blake Medical Center, was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, and the H2U Senior Friends.
Predeceased by parents, Vincent & Ann Miller; husband, Patrick J.; sister, Ann Linnus; survived by son, Patrick V. of Bradenton, FL; daughters, Ellen (Vincent) Davila of Bradenton, FL, Jean Marie (Michael) Reckage of Mercerville, NJ and Kathleen (Mike) Galea of Bradenton, FL; sisters, Geraldine Kane of Bayonne, NJ and Vera Jesberger of East Brunswick, NJ; grandchildren: Maureen, Nicole and Michael Davila all of Bradenton, FL, Courteney & Laura Laffey both of Poynton, England, and Michael & Ryan Galea both of Bradenton, FL; and several nieces and nephews, and she will be missed by her many friends.
Memorial Mass will be 10:45 AM Saturday April 5, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church 3100 26th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34205. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, 604 43rd Street West, Bradenton, FL 34209 is in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to MDA/Myotonic Dystrophy Research 9600 Koger Blvd. North, Suite #102, St. Petersburg, FL 33702. Condolences to ww.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Marvin R. Willis, 71, Sarasota, died Mar 25, 2014. Inurnment with Military Honors 3PM Thurs Apr 3, 2014 at Sarasota National Cemetery. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel in charge. Condolences www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
The family of Melvin William Griffin is saddened to announce his passing at Sarasota Memorial Hospital on March 29, 2014. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Mel served as the President and CEO of the Seagram Corporation, Canada and then as the Executive Vice-President, Manufacturing for Seagram International, based in New York City. Upon his retirement in 1987, the Griffins moved to Bradenton where he has resided since. He was an active and competitive member of the El Conquistador (IMG) Golf Club and enjoyed many years of golfing, bridge and poker with many friends over the years.
In addition, Mel also believed in giving back to his community, serving on many Boards and contributing generously of his time, energy and finances. Mel ‘s commitment to the Manatee County community was recognized in February 2014 when he and his wife, Kathy were awarded the Spirit of Manatee Awards for “Lifetime Spirit” based on the significant contributions and service to the Salvation Army, the United Way Foundation and the Easter Seals of Southwest Florida. Mel was predeceased by his first wife, Colleen and his first born son, Patrick (Francoise).
Left to mourn him and miss his wisdom, good humor , love and support are his wife, Kathy, her daughter, Roberta (Michael), his children, Lorna (Roger), Richard (Debbie), Bruce, David (Elisa) and his grandchildren, Matthew (Vanessa), Kelly, Shannon, Patrick, Paolo, Paloma, Matthew and Meghan.
Memorial Service 12 Noon, Wednesday April 2, 2014 at Ss Peter & Paul the Apostles Catholic Church. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, in memory of Mel, donations may be made to: the United Way Foundation or the Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center, NYC. Condolences may be made to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
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