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Obituaries March 1, 2018

Published on: March 1, 2018

Thomas Francis Carroll

Tom Carroll, former manager of General Electric Company’s Lakeland, Fla. Finance Center, died on Monday, February 19, at age 81. Tom was born in 1937, raised in Springfield, Pa. and attended St. James High School.

After graduating, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served two years in Germany. He married the love of his life, Barbara, where they made their home in Drexel Hill, Pa. He attended and graduated from Widener University, Chester, Pa., and was employed by G.E. in South Philadelphia as Finance Manager. In 1990, he was transferred to Lakeland to oversee portions of what is now known as Lockheed Martin Enterprise Financial Services. He retired at age 58 and returned to the Philadelphia area to care for ailing parents. His passion for golf led him back to Florida in 2006 where he resided in Sun City Center and volunteered for the Security Patrol for three years, and the Nearly New thrift store raising funds by selling furniture. He will be dearly missed by family and friends.

Tom is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Barbara (Bobbie, nee Coyle), children Patricia Mitchell, Elizabeth Knowlton (Robert), Barbara Del Duke (Mark) and Thomas F. Carroll Jr. (Cynthia), 12 grandchildren, and one great-grandson. A celebration of Tom’s life will be held in Pennsylvania.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association.

Penny Trite

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our dear friend and colleague Penny Trite on February 3, 2018.  Penny was a longtime employee at the dental office of Dr. Blake Thompson and Dr. Joseph F. Diaz in Sun City Center. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Mary Janette Layer

Mary Janette Layer, born July 25, 1934, in Theills, New York passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, in Ruskin, Florida. Loving sister of Kay Edwards, stepmother of Michael Layer and cousin of Martha Osborne. Janette was laid to rest at Ruskin Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to National Cremation & Burial Society, Ruskin.