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Obituaries 12-24-09 Clark, Downer, Lancaster, Valcourt, Winsor
By Observer News  news@observernews.net
Dec 24, 2009 - 12:01:12 AM

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David Lyle Clark
David Lyle Clark, 66, of Plant City passed away Dec. 10, 2009. David was born in Lansing, MI and moved to Plant City in 1982 where he owned and operated Sundance Bug & Buggy.
David was a Vietnam Veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed playing blackjack and going to ‘The Casinos.’
Survivors include his loving wife of 45 years, Cheryl; son, Steven of Lakeland; daughter, Jennifer of Plant City; brother, Robert of Harrison, M; and five grandchildren: Cody, Casey, Chase, Caleb and Chad.
Arrangements by Serenity Meadows Funeral Home.


Alberta Mary Downer
Alberta Mary Downer passed away Thursday, Dec.17, 2009. She was born Dec. 11, 1932 in River Rouge, MI. Daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Jones, Alberta graduated from Saint Mary’s High School in Michigan.
She moved to Florida in 1957. She was a long-time member of the Ruskin Methodist Church; a wonderful mother and homemaker; owned a bakery and upholstery shop; president of her 1976 class at vocational technical school; became an LPN after serving as a nurse’s aide and worked as a registered emergency technician with the volunteer Apollo Beach rescue squad. Alberta was awarded the Dr. First Humanitarian award by Sun City Regional Hospital.
Surviving are her children, Debbie (Russ) Kies, Mike (Denise) Downer, Marie (Joseph) Stafford and Laura (Jim) Miller; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
A private service will be held.


Alicia Lancaster
Mrs. Alicia Lancaster, 97, passed away at her home in Old Town Sunday, December 13, 2009.
A retired school teacher, Mrs. Lancaster moved to Old Town in 1990.  She was a member of the St. Albans Episcopal Church, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)  and Delta Beta Sorority.
She is survived by her son Carroll Peyton Lancaster and his wife Ruth of Old Town; and grandson, Daniel Philip Lancaster.
Funeral Services were held Friday, Dec. 18, 2009 at the St. Albans Episcopal Church in Chiefland with Father George Holston officiating.  Burial followed at Old Town, Cemetery.
Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, FL.

Maria Valcourt
Maria Valcourt, 79, passed away on Dec.14, 2009. Maria was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and moved to Riverview, FL from San Antonio, TX nine years ago.
She was a member of Nativity Catholic Church in Brandon and is survived by her loving family, sons, Victor (Diana) Velez and Miguel (Emma) Velez; daughters, Gloria Velez, Maria S. Velez, Sara (Robert) Ambert, Migdalia Rocsh and Gladys (Johnny) Quiñones; sisters, Gladys (Edwin) Quiñones and Carmen (Ismael) Otero; 25 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
A funeral mass was conducted at Nativity Catholic Church. Services were entrusted to Serenity Meadows Funeral Home.


William (Bill) Winsor

William (Bill) H. Winsor, 79, of Sun City Center, FL passed away Dec. 18, 2009 from complications related to a recent stroke.
He was born in Long Branch, NJ on Oct. 29,1930 and raised in Wayside, NJ. After graduation from Asbury Park High School, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, retiring as a tech sergeant in 1970. He was employed by Perkin Elmer Corporation and retired in 1986. Prior to moving to Sun City Center in 2002, he lived in Colorado Springs. His military assignments took him to many different states as well as Bermuda.
Bill was predeceased by his parents, H. Harold and Elsie Winsor and a younger brother, John, and sister-in-law, Patricia. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Marion; and three sons, Ronald and wife Gail of Wall, NJ; Jef and wife Carole of Flower Mound, TX; and Richard of Warner Robins, GA. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Carrie, Christie, Christopher, Matthew, Zachary, and Zoie; and five great grandchildren: Casey, Nathan, Ian, Megan, and Evan. Also surviving is his older brother, Henry C. and wife, Nina, of Jacksonville, OR; along with five nieces and nephews.
He was a Little League umpire for more than 20 years and was a certified instructor for Little League umpires. He was an avid fan of many sports, but baseball was #1. Bill enjoyed traveling in his recreational vehicle and was president of a Good Sam Club in Colorado. He also enjoyed saltwater fishing. At home he was either reading or working on one of his needlepoint pieces.
National Cremation and Burial Society in Ruskin, FL is in charge of arrangements. A memorial service will be held at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center at a future date to be announced. Interment will be in New Jersey. Donations in Bill’s memory may be made to the Sun City Center Emergency Squad.



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