Wilfred Peele, 87, of Sun City Center, FL, passed away at his home at Aston Gardens on October 21, 2010, with his son, Bruce Peele and daughter, Laurie Potteiger by his side. He died of pancreatic cancer.
“Wil,” as he was known to friends, was born in Washington, D.C. and earned a degree in pharmacy from George Washington University in 1946. After marrying Alice Hedlund, nee Hanschen, he and his wife raised a twin boy and girl in Arlington, VA.
A dedicated pharmacist at Peoples Drug Store, he earned the nickname “Doc Peele” from loyal customers. In retirement, he and his wife moved to Sun City Center in 1987. Wilfred was involved in volunteer activities until the last month of his life.
As a young man, he was an assistant scoutmaster. He was active in the Washington-area Potomac Appalachian Trail Club in a number of capacities, serving as Supervisor of Trails in 1956-57. After he moved to Sun City Center, he sang in the United Methodist Church and SCC Men’s Choir. When his wife died in 1992, he formed the Widowed Walkers Club.
When walking became more difficult, he took to riding a bright yellow tricycle, cutting a memorable figure around town. When he could no longer walk unassisted, he moved to Aston Gardens, where he joined the welcome committee and led singing activities. He also took special pleasure in singing with the Grace and Truth Fellowship, who held services at Aston Gardens. He is remembered by members of the community as a perpetually upbeat, friendly, and caring man who sang and whistled wherever he went.
A memorial service was conducted by the Grace and Truth Fellowship on October 27 at the Aston Gardens Inn at the Courtyards.
A memorial website with photos and videos of “Wil” can be viewed at http://memorialwebsites.legacy.com/WilfredPeele/homepage.aspx or http://bit.ly/WilPeele.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, P.O. Box 807, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 www.appalachiantrail.org/memorial.
Wilfred’s son Bruce Peele may be reached at P.O. Box 514, Islamorada, FL 33036, (305) 517-2558, *Click here to email*; Wilfred’s daughter Laurie Potteiger may be reached at P.O. Box 731, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 (304) 671-3543 *Click here to email*.
LUTHER, Helen C.
Surrounded by the loving family she created, in the Harwich Port, Massachusetts home where she summered since 1956, Helen Christine (Ladd) Luther passed into the hands of her Lord. Daughter of the late Lloyd A. and Helen (nee Elin) S. (Anderson) Ladd, Helen was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island at her family’s home on Whipple Street, with her maternal Grandmother, Christine, attending as midwife. At the age of eight Helen met ten year old Warren Luther, and thus began 80 years of friendship, companionship, love and commitment. They never even thought of dating anyone else. Married in 1943, Helen and Warren enjoyed over 66 years as husband and wife. They made their home in Pawtucket until retiring in 1989 to Sun City Center, Florida, but always returned to spend summers in their Cape Cod house “Just Big Enough”.
Helen loved to sing, and beginning with the Pawtucket High School Glee Club, sang in choirs and choruses throughout her life, lastly, from 1990 to 2007, with the Kings Point Chorus of Sun City Center.
Helen had a lifetime commitment to God and service and was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church (later St. Matthew-Trinity) in Pawtucket, St Peter’s Lutheran in Harwich, and Redeemer Lutheran in Sun City Center. She served as president of Trinity Lutheran Church Women , the first woman Deacon of Trinity’s Church Board, president of both the Blackstone Valley Unit and, later (1975-78), the R.I. unit of Church of Church Women United, and (1984-89)as a member of the Board of Directors of Blackstone Valley Emergency Shelter for Abused Children. In 1985 she received the “Valiant Woman Award” from the National Board of Church Women United. After retiring to Florida in 1989, she was active in WELCA (Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America), and served as its local president from 1998 to 2001.
Helen was proud of her role as homemaker and strove, through love, to provide comfort and peace to those around her. She will be missed by all who knew her, especially by her husband, Charles Warren Luther, Jr.; son, Charles Alan Luther; daughter, Susan L. Luther; brother, Lloyd Ladd and his wife Barbara; and granddaughters Elin T. Hersch and Marik E. A Hirsch. Contributions in her memory may be made to; VNA of Cape Cod Hospice 434 Route 134 D3, South Dennis MA 02660, or to St. Matthew-Trinity Lutheran Church, or St Peter’s Lutheran Church, or Redeemer Lutheran Church. A Memorial Service was held at 11 am Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Route 137 East Harwich MA .
ANGLIN, Robert Jr.
Robert Anglin Jr., 84, of Ruskin, FL, heard the voices of God’s angels calling him home Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010.
Robert (Man) helped his family manage the family farm until 1956. He then started his long career in construction work until his retirement in 1989.
We will never stop missing you daddy and brother. He is survived by, 2 sons, Steve Anglin of Ruskin and Tim Anglin of Parrish, FL; one daughter, Shelby Palmer of Texas; seven grandchildren; five sisters – Audry Bazemore, Marie Widner, Mearl Taylor, Christine Griffis and Nell Goodson; one brother, Carson Anglin.
He was preceded in death by George Robert Anglin, Rachel Van Dora Anglin, Rufus Anglin,Verna Newberry, Alfred Anglin and Patsy Roberts.
Unknown survivors: J.W. Anglin and Clarence Anglin.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010 at 2 pm at Sun City Christian Center, Wimauma, FL with a viewing at the same location at 1 pm.
Burial followed the services at Fellowship Cemetery, Wimauma, FL. Pallbearers were: Chris Anglin, Shane Anglin, Joey Anglin, Chase Anglin, Travis Pickren and Sammy Sims. The family requests that any contributions be made to Manatee Tidewell Hospice.