Obituaries: March 16, 2017

June C. Justino

June C. Justino, 84, formerly of Newark, N.Y. passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at her home in Sun City Center, Fla.  Her oldest son, Dan, was with her as she passed quietly. June was born in Newark, August 7, 1932, daughter of George and Rose Negus. She graduated Newark High School in 1951, and earned a certification as a Dental Hygienist from the Eastman School for Dental Hygienists, after which she worked as a hygienist, for Dr. Palecki, in Sodus.

On April 21, 1956, she married Dr. Joseph A. Justino of Lyons. Together, in 1961, June and Joe purchased a “drafty old barn of a house” at 120 Grant Street, Newark, which, over the next 20 years, June renovated into a welcome gathering place for family and friends, and a loving home for their sons. June, who inherited the “handy-man gene” from her father, George, did much of the work herself. June was a caring, generous and devoted wife and mother. Her generous spirit deeply touched the lives of not just her family members, but also the lives  of her neighbors, her close personal friends, and so many of the friends of her children (who all spent a good portion of their youth “up in the Justino’s attic,” which she had renovated for just that purpose).

Later in life, June and Joe created equally loving second homes for themselves and their family in Sodus Point, N.Y. and Sun City Center, Fla.  Sodus Point always held a special place in June’s heart and there she once again transformed her “little cottage” into a valued and welcoming gathering place for family and friends alike. The memories of the good times shared at 120 Grant Street and out “at the Point” continue to bring joy to so many, thanks to June and her giving nature.

June was preceded in death by her husband Joe and her brother, George Negus, Jr., of Binghamton, N.Y. Survivors include her siblings Delores Heffernan of Brentwood, Calif.; Thomas Negus of Liverpool, N.Y.; Elaine Kibble of Newark, N.Y.; and Charles Negus of Massena, N.Y.; her sons and their families, Dan Justino and Elizabeth Simoes of Seminole, Fla.; Stephen, Christine, Haley and Nicole Justino of Centennial, Colo.; Larry Justino of Koln, Germany; Jim Justino of Brooklyn, NY; and John, Hilary, Ian and Aidan Justino of Albany, N.Y.

A memorial gathering and burial in the Newark Cemetery, Newark, N.Y., will be in the late spring or summer 2017. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of June to the LifePath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Sun City Center, Fla. 33573 (lifepathhospice.chaptershealth.org/GeneralDonation).  Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, FL Phone 813-634-9900.

Richard F. Love, Jr.

Richard Franklin Love, Jr., 72,  of Apollo Beach, Fla. passed away March 11, 2017.

He was pre-deceased by his parents Richard and Martha Love, and daughter-in-law MiKeila Love. Survived by his wife, Pamela W. Love and their son, Shelby Love. He also leaves behind Richard (Illy) Love, Beth Moore Love, Christopher (Lindsey) Love, Andrew Love and their mother, Sara Lane. Grandchildren are Hunter, Austin, Brandon, Peyton, Eli, Asher and Avery Love.

Richard retired from IBM after 44 years. He served as a Deacon at Immanuel Lutheran in Brandon, Fla. and was a current member of Calvary Lutheran, Apollo Beach Fla. He was a Charter Member, Parade Master and President of The Krewe of South Shore Marauders.

Funeral Service was held Wednesday, March 15, from noon to 2 p.m., at Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, Knoxville, Tenn., followed by a graveside service at Greenwood Cemetery, 3500 Tazewell Pike Knoxville, Tenn. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, Fla.

James K. Ready

James K. Ready, age 85, passed away on March 5, 2017 in Sun City Center, Florida. He was born in Albany, N.Y., the son of the late James C. and Ellen (Kellogg) Ready. As an infant he moved with his parents, who were native Vermonters, to Rutland, Vt. He graduated from Christ the King Elementary School and Mount St. Joseph Academy in Rutland, and earned his B.A. degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.

Following completion of his master’s degree at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., James served in the U.S. Navy as an associate editor of The Naval Aviation News, stationed at the Pentagon. When the National Aeronautics and Space Administration was organized in Washington in 1958, he was recruited to serve in the public information office and was responsible for overseeing the dissemination of news and publicity for a variety of satellite and missile launches including the TIROS and ECHO weather and communications projects.

James spent the next several years at Aerospace Corp., El Segundo, Calif. where he served as director of news and special projects. From 1970 until his retirement in 1993, he headed the Public Information Office at the University of the Virgin Islands, headquartered in St. Thomas.

James is survived by his brother, Michael J. and his wife Geraldine and close friends, Elaine Carbonneau and Ann Killian Torpey.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the Sun City Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, Florida.  A Memorial Mass and interment will be in Island Pond, Vermont at a later date.

It would be appreciated that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1-800-227-2345. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, Fla., 813-634-9900.

Helen Kathleen Waters Simmons

Helen Kathleen “Katie” Waters Simmons, age 87, of Sun City Center, Florida and formerly of Fremont and Grand Rapids, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Marietta, Georgia. Katie was born on May 11, 1929, in Fremont and married Raymond G. Zwingeberg who preceded her in death in 1987. Katie was a registered nurse who worked for many years in the Grand Rapids area. She later married Robert C. Simmons who also preceded her. Katie enjoyed making jewelry and stained glass, gardening, sewing and reading.

Katie is survived by her children, Diane (Michael) Woodard of Woodstock, Georgia; Dr. Linda Fickes of Honolulu, Hawaii; and Ray Zwingeberg of Grand Rapids; grandchildren, Alana Fickes, Leigha Woodard, Nicole Woodard, and Olivia Woodard; step-daughters, Robyn Easom and Becky Bowling; and brother, Dr. Lee Waters of Bay Shore, Michigan. Katie was preceded by husbands, Raymond and Robert; sister, Marion Ludlow; and brother, James Waters.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Crandell Funeral Home in Fremont, Michigan with interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Fremont. Friends may share memories and condolences at www.crandellfh.com. Arrangements by Crandell Funeral Homes 231-924-0800.

Patricia Anna Snyder

Patricia Anna Snyder, homemaker and world traveler, 82, passed away at home on March 8, 2017.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 58 years, Charles Snyder, and her son John Snyder. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters Deborah Reynolds (fiancé John Sarmiento) and Michele Mosesman (husband Christian), five grandchildren, Crystal, Alex, John, Summer and Rhiannon, and seven great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass takes place March 17, 2017, 10 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, Ruskin, 106 11th Ave. N.E., Ruskin, Fla. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Moffit Cancer Center Foundation. E-mail foundationinfo@moffitt.org.

Roy C. Tillett

Roy C. Tillett, 89, of Ruskin, Fla. passed away March 9, 2017. He served in the United States Navy and was a retired citrus grower. He was a Mason and member of the Scottish Rite at DeSoto Lodge, Riverview, Fla. and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.

He was preceded in death by his son, Mark Tillett. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Claudia, two sons, Timothy (Donna) Tillett and Daniel (Joani) Tillett; a step-daughter, Gail (Ron) Lolley; a brother, Ben (Vera) Tillett; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The family received friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, March 13, 2017 at the Sun City Center Funeral Home followed by the service at 11 a.m. Interment will be private at Manasota Memorial Park, Bradenton, Fla.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to LifePath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, FL 33573 the American Cancer Society, 1462 Oakfield Drive, Brandon, FL 33511 or donor’s favorite charity. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, Fla. 813-634-9900.