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Friday 04/21/2017
Obituary - Richard A. Hackney

Richard A. Hackney, 67, of Venice, Florida, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017.

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Thursday 04/20/2017
Obituary - Sam Engel, Jr.

Sam Engel, Jr. 82, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, passed away April 12, 2017. Sam was born in Homestead, FL, attended the University of Florida and started his architectural practice in Davie in 1972. He was a Charter Member of the Davie Cooper City Rotary club, a member of the American Institute of Architects, a NASCAR Fan of Steel, and a lifetime UF alumni member. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Carolyn Engel, his children: Mark Engel (Heidi) and Susan Tillman, his grandchildren: Kyle Engel and Erin Engel, his brother and sister: Richard Engel and Julia Maloney. Sam was preceded in death by his parents; Solomon and Amalia Engel, and his sisters: Emily Seymour, Mary Zinker, Emma Vihlen, Ruthie Tuten, Dorothy Gwinn and Frieda McDermott.

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Friday 04/07/2017
Obituary - John J. Torrese

John J. Torrese, 93, of Florida, died March 1, 2017.

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Thursday 03/30/2017
Obituary - Sylvia Pennington Geib

Sylvia Pennington Geib, 89, of Bamberg, SC and formerly of Homestead, FL died on March 16, 2017 at her residence.

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Obituary - Ted A. Ramsay, Jr.

Ted A. Ramsay, Jr., 80, of Pittsview, Alabama died Friday, March 24, 2017 at Crowne Health Care in Eufaula, Alabama. At Mr. Ramsay's request, no public services will be held.

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Monday 03/27/2017
Obituary - Delores Keller

Delores Keller, a resident of Richmond County NC and formerly of Homestead Fl. has joined the angels on March 12th.

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Thursday 03/16/2017
Obiturary - Betty Lee Campbell

Betty Lee Campbell, 92 of DeLand passed away March 13, 2017 at Brookdale Senior Living in DeLand.

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Tuesday 03/07/2017
Obituary - Carmela (Milly) Sorrentino St. Aubin

Carmela (Milly) Sorrentino St. Aubin, 74 years of age, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, after losing her battle with cancer.

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Thursday 02/23/2017
Obituary - Miriam "Susie" Toland

Miriam "Susie"Toland, 88, of Homestead died February 5, 2017.

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Obituary - Marlowe "Spike" Krenik

Marlowe John Krenik, a resident of the Redlands for almost 50 years and a longtime air traffic controller, supervisor and instructor with the Federal Aviation Administration, died February 12 with family at his side.

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Friday 02/17/2017
Obituary - Lillian Archer

In the early morning of January 20th, 2017 heaven gained a lovely angel. At 88 years of age, Lillian Marie Henderson Archer received her ultimate desire to sit on her cloud and sing with the angels.

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Obituary - Paul Seasholtz

Paul Seasholtz, 71, passed peacefully on February 6, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

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Friday 02/03/2017
Obituary - Clara Lanese

  Ms. Clara Lanese, originally from Cleveland, Ohio, a resident of Dade County for many years, the last five of which were in Homestead FL, passed peacefully away in her sleep on the 30th of December, 2016.

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Obituary - Tim Nelson

   Tim Nelson, 51, of Homestead, Florida passed away peacefully on January 22, 2017 after battling Cholangiocarcinoma. He was born on October 30, 1965 to native Miamians, David & Marilyn Nelson who reside in Homestead.

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Thursday 01/19/2017
Helen E. Borek

Matriarch of the Borek family, Helen E. Borek (91), passed away quietly at her home on Jan. 17, 2017 surrounded by her family.

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Confesor Rivera

Confesor Rivera, 90, of Homestead, FL passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Jan. 14, 2017.

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Matthew C. Garrison, Sr.

Matthew Clyde Garrison Sr., 35, passed away on Jan. 11, 2017 from suspected heart failure due to an enlarged heart.

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Wednesday 01/04/2017
Earl H. Smith, Jr.

Earl H. Smith, Jr. "Captain Smith" age 88, of Alachua, FL passed peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016 at the VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL.

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Wednesday 12/21/2016
Sue Margaret Shiver

Sue Margaret Shiver passed away peacefully with her family by her side after complications of surgery after living a full and glorious life of 78 years.

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William "Bill" Broughton

William (Bill) K. Broughton, 78, passed away on Dec. 17, 2016 at his home in Homestead, FL surrounded by his loving family.

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Miriam Aponte

Miriam Aponte, age 63, died Nov. 29, 2016 at her home in Homestead, FL after her battle with Scleroderma.

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Thursday 12/08/2016
Ruth S. Fleisher

Born March 21, 1922, Ruth Shafer Fleisher, Maj. USAF Reserve, Ret., of Homestead, FL, flew west on Nov. 30, 2016, following a long illness.

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Solon Lee Wilder

Solon Lee Wilder, beloved husband of Cathy (Simmons) Wilder of West Glover, VT, passed away on Nov. 30, 2016 in Greensboro, VT. He was 83 years old.

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Thursday 12/01/2016
Richard J. Button

Richard John Button passed away peacefully in his sleep Nov. 16, 2016 after battling heart problems for years.

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Debbie Peeples

Debbie Peeples passed away on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 at Homestead Hospital.

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Bambi J. Lake

Bambi Jeanne Askins Lake, age 61, of Homestead, passed away on Nov. 6, 2016.

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Thursday 11/17/2016
Robin E. Davis

4/13/1963 - 11/14/2016

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Wednesday 11/16/2016
Shirley C. (Calkins) Ellis

Shirley C. (Calkins) Ellis, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at her home in Riverton, N.J.

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Thursday 11/10/2016
Wayne L. Lawrence

Wayne Leon Lawrence, age 88, of Blue Ridge, GA passed away Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 at his home.

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Friday 11/04/2016
Eunice Marie Wyche

Eunice Marie Wyche (née Clayton), age 66, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 30 surrounded by her loving family.

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Thursday 10/27/2016
Jean C. Latimore

Jean Caroline Stumpf Wilson Latimore, 84, of Temple, GA, entered the gates of heaven and went to be with our Lord on Sep. 9, 2016.

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Thursday 10/20/2016
Kathleen L. Lee

May 6, 1929 - Oct 4, 2016

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Frances R. Boysen

Frances R. Boysen of Homestead went to be with the Lord at 6:30PM, Oct. 14, at home with her family.

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Thursday 10/13/2016
Jeffrey R. Callahan

Jeffrey Reid Callahan, 67, passed away Wednesday, Sep. 7, after a heroic battle with cancer.

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Thursday 09/15/2016
Alice L. Tyre

Alice Louise Tyre, 76, of Cutler Bay, wife of Charles Tyre, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Sep. 9, of cardiac arrest at Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Thursday 09/08/2016
David L. Wilson

David Lee Wilson, a resident of Dickinson, Texas passed away at Texas City, TX on Aug. 28, 2016.

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Thursday 09/01/2016
Paul J. Becker

Paul J. Becker, of Homestead FL, age 67, passed away peacefully at home, Aug. 18, 2016, after a very short, unexpected battle with Leukemia (AML).

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Thursday 08/25/2016
Shirley A. Pluto

Shirley Ann Pluto passed away Aug. 5, 2016.

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Loretta Gilbert

Loretta Gilbert, 89 years old, passed away Aug. 3, 2016.

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Tuesday 08/16/2016
Joyel M. Morton

Lt Col (USAF, Ret) Joyel M. Morton, 82, of The Villages, FL, died the early morning of Aug. 10, 2016 due to complications associated with Chronic Lymphoma Leukemia. Lt Col Morton is the former Commander and Director of Operations for the Strategic Air Command’s Detachment 1 at Homestead AFB, FL – a detachment of the 68th Bomb Wing, Seymour-Johnson AFB, NC.

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Thursday 08/11/2016
Denis P. Messemer

Denis Paul Messemer, of South Miami Heights, FL, passed away Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 - only nine months after the love of his life, wife Rene passed away.

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Dr. June B. Craig

Dr. June Blalock Craig dedicated her entire professional life to helping and serving others, improving the quality of life for the literally thousands of individuals whose lives she touched. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Masters of Education Degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, June also received her Registered Nurse license, allowing her to work as a bedside medical, surgical, oncology, psychiatric, and geriatric nurse. While working as a nurse, June received her Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science Degree from the University of George - one of the only one-half of one percent of the women in America achieving an earned Ph.D.

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Thursday 08/04/2016
Janice L. Malone

Janice L. Malone, loving wife, mother, grandmother and loyal friend, went to be with the Lord on July 15, 2016 at the age of 82.

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Thursday 07/21/2016
Edwin "Ted" Eby

Edwin “Ted” Eby passed away on July 18, 2016 following a long battle with cancer.

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Olivia Ann Kidd

Olivia Ann Kidd passed away July 10, 2016.

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Thursday 07/14/2016
Olivia Ann Kidd

Olivia Ann Kidd passed away July 10, 2016.

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Thursday 07/07/2016
Margaret "Peggy" Thompson

Margaret "Peggy" Thompson, aged 71, died peacefully on Jul. 4, 2016 at home, after a long struggle with cancer.

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Thursday 06/23/2016
Ruth M. Ingram

Ruth Maurine Ingram, born in St. Petersburg, FL on Nov. 24, 1927, died peacefully in her home on Jun. 9, 2016 at age 88.

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Myles L. Morey

Myles Laird Morey, age 58, of Homestead, passed away on June 12, 2016.

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Thursday 06/16/2016
Thomas Cavanaugh

Thomas John Cavanaugh passed away Thursday, June 9 at the age of 68.

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