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Monday 04/14/2014
Willard (Will) R. Snyder
Posted: April 14, 2014 - 6:00 am

Mr. Willard (Will) R. Snyder, 82 of Leesburg, Florida passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he moved to Leesburg from Kansas City, MO in 1997. He was a mechanic for Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company. He was a volunteer fireman, a U. S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of DAV and the First Presbyterian Church of Umatilla. He is survived by his wife: Erleen Snyder, Leesburg, FL; sons: Willard T. (Debbie) Snyder, Hamilton, OH; James A. (Karen) Snyder, Fishers, IN; daughter: Cynthia A. (James) Walther, Aurora, IN; brothers: Kenneth Snyder, Cincinnati, OH; Armand Snyder, Goshen, OH; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church of Umatilla with Reverend Bill Birdsall officiating. Online condolences can be made at www.beyersfuneralhome.com. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla.

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Irene W. Kreft
Posted: April 14, 2014 - 6:00 am

Irene W. Kreft, 76, of Leesburg, died on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, Tavares.

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Sunday 04/13/2014
Linda Kristeff Herman
Posted: April 13, 2014 - 3:24 pm

Linda Kristeff Herman, 54, of Umatilla, died Friday, April 11, 2014. Page-Theus Funerals & Cremations, Leesburg.

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Roy Belton
Posted: April 13, 2014 - 6:00 am

Roy Belton, 77, of Leesburg, died Friday, April 11, 2014. Page-Theus Funerals & Cremations.

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Linda Lee Rountree
Posted: April 13, 2014 - 6:00 am

Linda Lee Rountree, 74, of Ferndale, died Friday, April 11, 2014. Hamlin-Hilbish Funeral Directors.

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Joseph Neil Smith
Posted: April 13, 2014 - 6:00 am

Joseph Neil Smith, 81, of Leesburg, died Friday, April 11, 2014. Hamlin-Hilbish Funeral Directors.

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Ernest A. Soto
Posted: April 13, 2014 - 6:00 am

Ernest A. Soto (“Ernie”) 84, of Globe, AZ passed away peacefully at home on April 6, 2014, with his daughter and caregiver, Maria-Elena Soto at his side. Born in Miami, AZ October 2, 1929, to Anthony and Angela (Alvarez) Soto. Ernie graduated from Miami High School in 1947 and joined the Army Air Corps. He retired from the Air Force as MSGT, Intelligence Specialist, in 1967. Ernie graduated from the University of Maryland, from Boston University with a MA in political science, and completed Russian Language School at Syracuse University. He relished teaching government for 25 years at Leesburg High School in Florida. He loved his students and felt it a privilege to be their instructor. Ernie served the community as a Lion, and as Past District Governor of District 21 B in 2001-2002. He was currently a member of the Palm Coast Lions in Florida, and the Mesa Host Lions in Arizona. He had received several Lions International Presidential awards over the years, was a Lion of the Year in Lions District 21 B, served on the Melvin Jones Memorial Board and C. Kirby Smithe International Lions Youth Camp Board, and also as district chairperson for Lions Quest Youth programs in Arizona. Ernie enjoyed years of deep sea fishing with Maria-Elena, David and other family members and friends on the “Fluffy Series” –especially Fluffy III in the Atlantic off the Central Florida Coast, never forgetting the first “exiting” of a very “confused” Ponce Inlet! Ernie is predeceased by his parents, and his brother Marcello Soto. He is survived by his daughter, Maria-Elena Soto, of Globe, AZ, his former spouse of 36 years and mother of Maria-Elena Soto, Janet White Soto, David Bailey and wife Bonnie and family, of Palm Coast, Florida; his sons; Michael Soto and wife Melissa, of Ohio, and Randall Soto, his sister Alma “Nina”, his granddaughter Jasmine (Soto) Urban, his grandson Jared A. Soto; his great grandson Miles D. Urban. A memorial celebration of Ernie’s life is planned for Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at a park-like setting TBA a few weeks prior. Assisting the family; Lamont Mortuary of Globe

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Robert E. Norman
Posted: April 13, 2014 - 6:00 am

Robert E. Norman, January 8, 1934-March 31, 2014. Robert (Bob) Norman, 80, of Cassopolis, MI and Yalaha, FL, passed into the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on March 31, 2014. He spent 30+ years at Eastman Kodak in Rochester, N.Y., in various staff and supervisory positions. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara (Bobbi); daughters, Andrea Posey, and Kristen Haigh, 3 grandchildren, Isabeau, Alex, and Bastian Posey. A Memorial service will be held 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2014, at Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service. Any gifts in his memory may be directed to Mishawaka First Baptist Church, 724 N. Main St., Mishawaka, IN 46545. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at www.welsheimer.com.

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Edward Lodge Wilson
Posted: April 13, 2014 - 6:00 am

Edward Lodge Wilson, 66, of Tavares died Thursday, April 10, 2014. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla.

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Monday 04/07/2014
Tanya S. Jett
Posted: April 07, 2014 - 6:00 am

Tanya S. Jett, 60, of Sorrento, died Saturday, April 5, 2014. Beyers Funeral Home, Astor.

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Monday 03/31/2014
Judy Shook
Posted: March 31, 2014 - 6:00 am

Judy Shook, 74, of Leesburg, died Saturday, March 29, 2014. Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations.

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Sunday 03/30/2014
Robert Walter Towler
Posted: March 30, 2014 - 6:00 am

Robert Walter Towler, 70, of Groveland, died Friday, March 28, 2014. Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Directors.

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Ella Mae Harris
Posted: March 30, 2014 - 6:00 am

Ella Mae Harris, 72, of Mount Dora, died Friday, March 28, 2014. Marvin C. Zanders Funeral Home.

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Reese Ann-Marie Ivancovich
Posted: March 30, 2014 - 6:00 am

Reese Ann-Marie Ivancovich, 4 days old, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Banks /Page-Theus, Wildwood.

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Viola Gunderson
Posted: March 30, 2014 - 6:00 am

Viola Gunderson, 94, of Leesburg, died Thursday, March 27, 2014.

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Saturday 03/29/2014
Patricia Boyd
Posted: March 29, 2014 - 6:00 am

Patricia Boyd, 76, of Wildwood, died Friday, March 28, 2014. Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.

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William Kelley
Posted: March 29, 2014 - 6:00 am

William Kelley, 72, of Astor, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Beyers Funeral Home, Astor

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Thursday 03/27/2014
Esther Sheehy
Posted: March 27, 2014 - 6:00 am

Esther Sheehy, 90, of Leesburg, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg.

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Robert Owen Boom
Posted: March 27, 2014 - 6:00 am

Robert Owen Boom, 82, Woonsocket, SD, died Friday, March 21, 2014. Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.

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Wednesday 03/26/2014
John Thomas Yancey, Jr.
Posted: March 26, 2014 - 6:00 am

John Thomas Yancey, Jr., 80, of Leesburg, died Saturday, March 22, 2014. Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg.

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Marcile B. LaBruno
Posted: March 26, 2014 - 6:00 am

Marcile B. LaBruno, 86, of Leesburg, died Monday, March 24, 2014. Page-Theus Funerals & Cremations. Leesburg.

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Samuel A. Davis
Posted: March 26, 2014 - 6:00 am

Samuel A. Davis, 72, of Eustis, died Sunday, March 23, 2014. Marvin C. Zanders Funeral Home, Inc., Apopka.

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Nancy S. Evans
Posted: March 26, 2014 - 6:00 am

Nancy S. Evans, 72, of Umatilla, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla.

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Tuesday 03/25/2014
Claire Smith Reilly
Posted: March 25, 2014 - 6:00 am

Claire Smith Reilly, 83, of The Villages, died Saturday, March 22, 2014. Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.

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Margaret E. Silva
Posted: March 25, 2014 - 6:00 am

Margaret  E. Silva, 86, of Wildwood, died Saturday, March 22, 2014. Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.

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James D. Coleman
Posted: March 25, 2014 - 6:00 am

James D. Coleman, 83, of Sumterville, died Sunday, March 23, 2014. Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.

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Arlene Louise Wiesenbutter
Posted: March 25, 2014 - 6:00 am

Arlene Louise Wiesenbutter, 78, of Fruitland Park, died Saturday, March 22, 2014. Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Leesburg.

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Monday 03/24/2014
Letitia J. Rapisardi
Posted: March 24, 2014 - 6:00 am

Obituaries

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Sunday 03/23/2014
Nada Cary Flint
Posted: March 23, 2014 - 6:00 am

Nada Cary Flint, 88, of Grand Island, died Thursday, March 20, 2014. Harden/Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis.

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Marvin James Blackwell
Posted: March 23, 2014 - 6:00 am

Marvin James Blackwell, 53, of Fruitland Park died Friday, March 21, 2014. Page-Theus Funerals & Cremations, Leesburg.

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Saturday 03/22/2014
Winston Rowe
Posted: March 22, 2014 - 6:00 am

Winston Rowe, 86, of Sumterville, died Thursday, March 20, 2014. Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell.

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Kenneth Martin Watts
Posted: March 22, 2014 - 6:00 am

Kenneth Martin Watts, 47, of Coleman, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla.

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Friday 03/21/2014
Doreene Upton
Posted: March 21, 2014 - 6:00 am

Doreene Upton, 91, of Wildwood, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.

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John Albert Clifton
Posted: March 21, 2014 - 6:00 am

John Albert Clifton, 52, of Wildwood, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Crematins, Wildwood.

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Marie T. Albert
Posted: March 21, 2014 - 6:00 am

Marie T. Albert, 94, of Umatilla, died Thursday, March 20, 2014. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla.

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Thursday 03/20/2014
Mark Young
Posted: March 20, 2014 - 6:00 am

Mark Young, 46, of Coleman, died Sunday, March 16, 2014. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla.

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Bettye Coven Lynch Wilcox
Posted: March 20, 2014 - 6:00 am

Bettye Coven Lynch Wilcox, 88, of Tavares, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, Tavares.

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Karen Loy Bailey
Posted: March 20, 2014 - 6:00 am

Karen Loy Bailey, 66, of Umatilla, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla.

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Joyce J. Doe
Posted: March 20, 2014 - 6:00 am

Joyce J. Doe, 62, of Wildwood, FL passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Wildwood, FL. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 21, 2014 at Eastside Funeral Home Chapel, 5pm until 7pm. Services will be held Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11am. at New Life Center Ministries, Royal, Fl. Henry Goldsmith, Pastor. Arrangements entrusted to Eastside Funeral Home, Leesburg, FL.

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Wednesday 03/19/2014
Nicholas Gallinaro
Posted: March 19, 2014 - 6:00 am

Nicholas Gallinaro, 84, of The Villages, died Monday, March 17, 2014. Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations. Wildwood.

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Roy Lee Johnson
Posted: March 19, 2014 - 6:00 am

Roy Lee Johnson, 68, of Eustis, died Friday, March 14, 2014. Unity Memorial Funeral Home East, Inc., Apopka.

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Edwin L. Moore
Posted: March 19, 2014 - 6:00 am

Edwin L. Moore, 76, of Summerfield, died Monday, March 17, 2014. Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.

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Tuesday 03/18/2014
William Ellis Carter
Posted: March 18, 2014 - 6:00 am

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Monday 03/17/2014
Paul Young
Posted: March 17, 2014 - 6:00 am

Paul Young, 66, of Leesburg, died on Friday, March 14, 2014. Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, Tavares.

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James William Fahnestock
Posted: March 17, 2014 - 6:00 am

James William Fahnestock, 86, of Leesburg, died Saturday, March 15, 2014. Beyers Funeral Home Leesburg

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David Cifuni
Posted: March 17, 2014 - 6:00 am

David Cifuni, 95, of Leesburg, died Friday, March 14, 2014. Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Leesburg

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Ruth K. Carroll
Posted: March 17, 2014 - 6:00 am

Ruth K. Carroll, 80, of the Villages, died Friday, March 14, 2014. Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.

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Richard Poirier
Posted: March 17, 2014 - 6:00 am

Richard Poirier, 69, of the Villages, died on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Leesburg.

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Sunday 03/16/2014
Chaplain Philip "Tony" Symonds
Posted: March 16, 2014 - 6:00 am

Chaplain Philip "Tony" Symonds, 71,of Tavares died Saturday, March 15, 2014. Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Directors, Eustis.

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Saturday 03/15/2014
Edgar Molina
Posted: March 15, 2014 - 6:00 am

Edgar Molina, 6, of Bushnell, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014.  Rocker-Cusack Mortuary, Leesburg

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