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Obituaries for week of Jan. 17, 2019

Published on: January 16, 2019

Thomas H. Boyle

Thomas Henry Boyle, 70, of Sun City Center, Fla., formerly of Milford, Conn. entered eternal rest on January 11, 2019, at Tampa General Hospital surrounded by his loving wife of 44 years Vicki Boyle and his son, Lt. Col. Thomas Boyle Jr. He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and grandfather.  

Born May 25, 1948, in Fond Du Lac., Wis., to the late James Patrick Boyle and Mary Elizabeth (Twohig) Boyle, Thomas was also predeceased by his brother Michael Boyle.  

Thomas was a retired print broker. He loved to travel with his wife, play golf, brave the waters of the Long Island Sound to catch fish,  enjoyed sport clay shooting, and truly loved spending time with friends. 

He will be greatly missed by his wife Vicki Ann Boyle of Sun City Center, Fla.; son Thomas Boyle Jr. of Milford, Conn., his wife Courtney; brother James P. Boyle of Bluffton, S.C. (CJ); sister-in-law Sue Boyle of Charles Town, W.Va.; sister Elizabeth Thompson of Durham, N.C. (Bruce); and grandchildren Johnny,  Ava and Hunter as well as his nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank dear friend, Pastor Zack Koczanski who offered comfort and prayer during Tom’s final days as well as Tampa General Hospital Cardiac Care Unit and Palliative Care.

Family and friends are asked to join calling hours on Saturday, January 19, 2019, from 10 to 11 a.m., then a prayer service from 11 a.m. to noon at Sun City Center Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions maybe be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. in memory of Thomas. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, 813-634-9900.

Thom P. Brown

Thom Porter Brown passed away after a lengthy illness. Thom was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y. and was a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Hobart College. He was the beloved husband of Dodie Brown; cherished father of Cynthia Kulkarni and Betsy Brown; loving grandfather of Sydney and Sarah Kulkarni; and dear brother of Jim Brown (Delores) of Pennsylvania. 

Thom graduated from OCS in Newport, R.I. as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy and was stationed at the Pentagon and later the National Security Agency in Washington, D.C. Thom served many organizations in Sun City Center as a volunteer in several capacities and was loved and respected by all who knew him.

To honor Thom’s request, a private family memorial service will be held at a later date in Chicago.

In lieu of flowers, donations in remembrance of Thom may be sent to C.A.R.E., 1528 27th St. S.E., Ruskin, FL 33570.

Melvin Fader

Dr. Melvin “Mel” Fader, 86, of Sun City Center, Florida passed away peacefully with his wife by his side and surrounded by family on January 7, 2019. Mel was born July 28, 1932, in Cleveland, Ohio to Max and Rose (Teitelbaum) Fader, where he spent his childhood. He married the love of his life Marsha (Hollander) Fader on August 18, 1957. They shared 61 years of wedded bliss! 

They married and raised three children in Youngstown, Ohio. Mel is a graduate of John Adams High School (1950) and completed his undergraduate degree at Case Western Reserve University. He continued his studies at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and went on to finish his residency in oral surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Mel set a high bar for professionalism and brought unprecedented patient care in the 42 years he practiced. 

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George R. Laipple

George R. Laipple, age 88, of Sun City Center, died on Monday, January 7, 2019, at home. 

He was born on October 12, 1930, in Faulkner, Iowa. 

George was the youngest of eight children born to John and Grace Laipple. After being drafted into the U.S. Army and serving his country in the Korean War, he attended the University of Northern Iowa where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from the School of Business and then completed his master’s degree from Governors State University in Illinois. George taught business education and was the vocational education coordinator for a total of 26 years in the Rich Township School District in Illinois. He also had a summer job as a Greyhound bus driver and was a certified auctioneer. After his retirement in 1989, he relocated from Park Forest, Ill., to Sun City Center, Fla.

George is survived by his wife of 60 years Mary Brown Laipple; his daughters Marcia (Mike) Stichter of San Diego, Calif. and Cathy (Rick) Thurwachter of Lake St. Louis, Mo.; a son Tom (Trish) Laipple of Steger, Ill. He was preceded in death by a son Allan (Maren) Laipple of Algonquin, Ill.

George enjoyed reading, bingo, traveling, sharing a good joke, was a huge supporter of the Illinois Retired Teachers Association Foundation (IRTA), and a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. 

His greatest joy was being a Grandpa to his 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service for George was held on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 W. Del Webb Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573.

Private burial will be in Monee, Ill. Memorials may be made in George’s memory to the IRTA Foundation, 828 S. Second St., 4th Floor, Springfield, IL 62704.

Yvonne K. Powell

Yvonne Kathleen Powell, 67, of Sun City Center, passed away on January 2, 2019 at Brandon Regional Hospital, with her loving husband by her side.

She was the daughter of Charlotte (Grandin) and Henry D. Loree. She is survived by her husband Thomas E. Powell; her son William L. (Danielle) Mitchem; grandson Christopher Mitchem; stepdaughters Peggy Powell and Nancy McCumber; 12 step-grandchildren and 11 step-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents, sister Charlene Pampalone and stepson Michael Powell.

Yvonne was a graduate of Berkley Secretarial School and was the Office Manager at Kings Point, Sun City Center and a real estate agent. Prior to moving to Florida she was a legal secretary in New Jersey.

A celebration of life will be held on February 4, 2019, in the Waterside Room at Kings Point North Club from noon to 2 p.m.

Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, 813-634-9900.

Richard G. Stanhope

On January 6, 2019, Richard G. Stanhope passed away. He was the beloved husband of 61 years to Karen Stanhope; loving father of Douglas Stanhope (Jeana) and the late Lori Ruebenson (Art); cherished grandfather of Kyle and Ryan Ruebenson; brother of Norwood Stanhope Jr. and JoAnn Litherland. Richard was a devoted member of Trinity Baptist Church, Past President of the Royal Doulton HOA and Past President of the WVP Corporation. 

A Memorial Service celebrating Richard’s life was held Saturday, January 12, 2019.