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Obituaries

Obituaries 100109 Baker, Ellison, Hartford, Hillman, Kirila, Krauza, Williams
By Observer News  news@observernews.net
Oct 1, 2009 - 8:54:33 PM

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William O. Baker
William O. Baker, 98 passed away September 23, 2009.
He is survived are a  brother, Melvin Baker of Honesdale, PA.; cousin, Joan Wetzel; and a dear friend, Betty Gray. Preceded in death by first wife, Margaret Baker, second wife, Josephine Baker.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 A.M. October 2, 2009 at United Community Church, Sun City Center.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Life Path Hospice, Sun City Center.
National Cremation & Burial Society, Ruskin is handling the arrangements.

Billie G. Ellison
Billie G. Ellison, 80, of Ruskin, passed away September 20, 2009. She is survived by sons, Randy Ellison, Robert Ellison; daughters, Greta (Keith) Bambalis, Marsha Ferguson; 4 grandchildren; 4 brothers and 5 sisters.
 Billie loved her family, friends and her dog Tropper.
 National Cremation & Burial Society, Ruskin is handling the arrangements.


Onor Lee Harford
Onor Lee Harford, of Sun City Center, Florida died at her home on Friday, September 25, 2009 with her devoted husband of 59 years and her daughter by her side. She was born on December 16, 1930 in Gauley Bridge, West Virginia.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Vlrgie Neil; brothers Omar and Rufus Neil, in-laws Everett and Teresa Harford, and nephew Andy Keenan.
She is survived by her husband, Jim, and three children: Joe (Esther) Harford, Michael (Melody) Harford, and Terry (Bruce) Roese; grandchildren: Amy Roese, Leah Harford, Maggie (Chris) Duffy, Emily Roese, Harmony Post, Trevor Post, and Everett Harford; great grandchildren, Logan Duffy and Jordan Duffy; sisters: Virginia Keenan and Beulah Brown; sister-in-law Laura Neil; niece and nephew: Carolyn (Joe) Burton and Jim (Desi) Keenan; numerous great nieces and nephews; and many caring neighbors and friends.
Onor was a blessing to those whose lives she touched. She will live in their memories as a kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.


William H. Hillman
William H. Hillman, passed away September 27, 2009. He was a proud marine honorably discharged in 1961 with the rank of First Lieutenant.
Bill retired in 1985 after having served more than 30 years as a teacher, coach, and athletic director within the New Jersey public School System.
Bill is survived by his wife Carlee; four children, Patti, Julie, Bill  and Dave; and 10 grandchildren and a host of friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity Baptist church in Sun City Center, Florida at 2 PM Friday, October 2, 2009.
Services arranged by Sun City Center Funeral Home.


Vivian F. Kirila
Vivian F. Kirila, age 90 of Sun City Center, FL, passed away September 20, 2009.
Born in Dayton, Ohio on May 14, 1919; Daughter of the late Raymond and Frances Bleicher. Vivian grew up in Dayton and was a graduate of St. Elizabeth School of Nursing receiving her degree as a Registered Nurse. A devoted homemaker and loving Mother of five she stood by her children as a trusted advisor and supporter. Her many creative talents included beautiful knitting, crocheting, needlework and impeccable sewing from window treatments to lovely gowns for her daughters. She was delighted by nature, dogs, horses and gardening. She was a troop leader with the Girl Scouts of America and volunteered for the Red Cross, she also held a Real Estate License in the state of Ohio. One of her nursing highlights was working on site during the fascinating construction of the Davis Besse Nuclear Power Plant in Perry, OH.
Retiring to Sun City Center, FL. Vivian became an active member of the community. She was highly respected for her work with the Lapidary Club of S.S.C. Her delicate wire “Bonsai Trees” with semi precious stones were meticulous in form and beauty as were the many pieces of beaded jewelry she created and generously gave to family and friends. She also purchased stones for the Club and helped successfully direct their retail operation. Serving as President for the S.S.C. Nursing Assoc. she relished the stimulating conversation with her peers. Vivian was a diligent volunteer at the S.S.C. Library. A voracious reader she was always ready to discuss a wide array of subjects. Her thirst for knowledge and discovery led her to exciting travels and many classes of continued education. Mother strove to be a positive example to her family and contributed to many charities dear to her heart.
Mrs. Kirila was preceded in death by her husband Michael B. Kirila and her brother, Robert Bleicher. She is survived by her children; Michael R. (Honey) Kirila of Brevard NC; Thomas R. (Virginia) Kirila of Houston, TX; Patricia Kirila of Catawba Island, OH; Frances (Tom) Poggiali of Atlanta, GA & Karl Kirila of Atlanta, GA. 8 Grandchildren; Robert and Noel Kirila, Carmen, Clifton and Matthew Kirila, Lee Jason and Teddy Rupert and Ross Kirila. Seven great grandchildren; Mia, Lily, Cohen, Jessica, Colin, Jackson, and Banyan.
The family requests no flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Jean Krauza
Jean Krauza, 93 of Sun City Center, FIa, passed away September 9, 2009. She was formerly from Bayonne, New Jersey. Jean was survived by three children, Jean Pavlick, Al Krauza, Susan Craig and loving family. Services were held in New Jersey.

John O. Williams

John O. Williams, Lt. Commander, USN Ret., 97 of Sun City Center passed away September 24, 2009.
He retired from the U.S. Navy as Lt. Commander and moved to Sun City Center with his wife, Helen in 2005 from Port Richey.
He is survived by his wife Helen J.; a sister, Gertrude Baskwell; niece Kathy Ray and two nephews Tim and Paul Baskwell.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, Sept. 30 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Sun City Center.
Arrangements were made by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center.



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