Contact Us | Advertise With Us | Editions | Links 

Tampa Bay Online Edition

Last Updated: Aug 16th, 2007 - 19:28:08 

Front Page 
 Top Stories
 Features and Series
 Finding Florida
 Community In Focus
 Links Mentioned
 In Your Words
 News & Community
 Community News
 Where In South Hillsborough?
 Observing The Web
 In Uniform
 Community In Retrospect
 Nation and World
 Positive Talk
 Saturation Point
 View From the Road
 Wandering Florida
 Savvy Senior

Observer Classifieds

Archives / Search 2003

Photo Gallery

Send a Letter to the Editor

Send a Press Release

Staff Directory


Obituaries for June 28, 2007
By Jean Spisak
Jun 28, 2007, 08:38

Email this article
 Printer friendly page
Dorothy E. ‘Dottie’ Campbell Becker

Dorothy E. “Dottie” Campbell Becker, Sun City Center,  formerly of Long Branch, N.J. passed away June 19, 2007 at Hospice at Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin.

 Born and raised in Long Branch she lived there most of her life; she also lived in Middletown and Eatontown prior to moving to Florida in 1980.
She worked in the assignment bureau for New Jersey Bell in Long Branch, Red Bank and Shrewsbury; after retiring from New Jersey Bell she was the head supervisor in communications for 15 years at Riverview Hospital, Red Bank; she was a parishioner of Our Lady Star of the Sea RC Church, Long Branch and a was a member of the Red Bank Elks and the New Jersey Bell Pioneers.

Survivors include her son, Jack Campbell, Manasquan, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were under the direction of Damiano Funeral Home, Long Branch, N.J. 

In her memory, memorial donations are requested to the American Cancer Society, 801 Broad Street, Shrewsbury, N.J. 07702.

Letters of condolence may be sent through the funeral home’s Web site at

Joseph Herman

Joseph Herman, 97 a long time resident of Apollo Beach, passed away June 8, 2007 in  Brandon.

Born in Grodno, Poland, he moved to Florida in 1972 from Connecticut.
He was a veteran of World War II; a member of the Anders Army and fought with this group all over the world; he was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church and Nativity in Brandon; and a member of the Polish Democratic Club in Tampa.

Survivors include his wife, Stella; a stepdaughter, Sophie Colman; niece and nephew Teresa and Henry Danecki of Apollo Beach.

Services will be held in Poland in July.

In lieu of flowers donaions may be made to St. Anne Catholic Church, Ruskin in his memory.

Mathew Lauck

Mathew Lauck, 86, passed away June 15, 2007.

Born in Hicksville, N.Y.; he settled in Pitman, N.J. after the war, then  after retiring, relocated to Sun City Center.

He met and married Margaret Gimber, a Marine, at Parris Island, S.C. in 1944. He had earned an engineering degree from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill.; became a medic in the U.S. Navy serving in the Pacific Campaign during World War II; worked for 36 years for E.I. Dupont.; was well renowned for his kayaking skills and spent many weekends on the river; a member of the judging panel for selecting the first kayaking team to represent the United States at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany; and led one of the first groups to navigate the Colorado River in a kayak; after moving to SCC he took up golf and lawn bowling; was president of the local art club and won numerous awards for his watercolors.

He was predeceased by 2 sons, Christopher and Matthew.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Margaret;  2 sons, Robert of West Chester, Pa. and Paul  of Oaks, Pa.  2 daughters Peggy Sigmund of Pitman, N.J. and Marti Turocy of Chester Springs, Pa; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandsons. 

He had a huge impact on many lives and will be dearly missed by his family and all who knew him.

© Copyright 2007 by The Observer News Publications and M&M Printing Company, Inc.

Top of Page

Latest Headlines
Obituaries for August 16, 2007
Obituaries August 9, 2007
Obituaries Aug. 2, 2007