Obituaries April 7, 2011
April 7, 2011
Julia Forman passed away on March 25, 2011 in Sun City, Florida at the age of 103 years and 10 months. She was born on May 24, 1907 in St. Marys, Iowa, one of five children of Chris and Mary Limke. After working for Woolworth’s and Kreske’s and as a housekeeper for the founder of Blue Bonnet ice cream, Julia married Charley Forman and had 7 children of whom 5 survived to adulthood. Married for 60 years, Julia lived throughout the Midwest and as far away as Brazil, before moving to Belton, Texas for 30 years. After the death of her husband in 1993, Julia moved to Buena Vista, Colorado, Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Apollo Beach, Florida.
Julia was very involved in both Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and especially enjoyed creating plays and skits with them. A very creative person, her hobbies included sewing for both dolls and people, painting, and various craft projects such as her beautiful, hand-carved egg- shell ornaments.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. Forman, daughters Janet Forman, and Shirley Hall, infant son, and sons Richard and David Forman.
Julia is survived by her son, Charles (Jane), Apollo Beach, Fl.; daughter, Ruth Pelino (Nick), Buena Vista, Co.; Claudia (widow of son David), Costa Mesa, Ca.; 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 10 great, great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass was held at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Ruskin, Florida on March 30, 2011. Interment was in Primghar, Iowa on April 1, 2011.
Margaret Waterfield Niedland
Margaret "Meg" “Peggy” Waterfield Niedland, age 76, transitioned out of this life at her daughter’s home in Jupiter, Florida, with three of her six children at her side. She lost her courageous battle against breast cancer. Unconventional in her attitude towards medicine, she surprised her doctors with her stamina and perseverance.
Born January 12, 1935 in Warsaw, Virginia, Meg lived in Wilmington, Delaware for many years before relocating to Florida with her family.
Survivors include her 6 children: Rip Robbins and wife, Rose of Bellingham, WA; Michael Morris and partner Albin Passerini of NYC, NY; Marsha Asher and husband Art of Jacksonville, FL; Jennifer Parrish and husband, Alan of St. Petersburg, FL; Cynthia Niedland of Carlsbad, NM; Suzanne Niedland DeGeorge and husband Larry of Jupiter, FL; step daughter Barbara McCarthy and husband Jay of Richmond, VA; brother Marshall H. Waterfield and wife, Janet, of Warsaw, VA; 7 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren, 4 Grand-dogs and 10 Grand-cats.
Meg was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Art.
Meg loved her family, theatre, traveling and adventure. She was a "fly girl" (flight attendant) in the late 1950s for Capital Airways, which later became United Airlines. In the early 1960s, she was a devoted mother and focused her energy on making the world a better place by developing her childrens' characters. Always inspiring those around her to embrace life, at the age of 70, Meg attended a “Warrior Camp” where she learned to walk on hot coals and went zip lining. Meg definitely did it "her way," in life and in death. Her passion and encouragement will be sorely missed.
There will be a private family memorial service to celebrate her enormous and generous spirit.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that all memorials be directed to the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation in support of the Margaret W. Niedland Comprehensive Breast Center, 1201 S. Old Dixie Highway, Jupiter, FL 33458
Gerald Netzley, 76, of Bradenton, FL passed away on March 30, 2011. He is preceded in death by his wife, Joann M. Netzley; son, Gregg L. Netzley and daughter, Kathy Jo Burnett. Survivors include his son, Gary Netzley; brother, Gordon (Lynette) Netzley; grandchildren, Trisha, Rebecca and Jacob; great- grandchildren, Marissa and Jackson and devoted friend, Roy Winterbottom.
Visitation was held on Monday, April 4, from 6-8pm at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, 720 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Service was held on Tuesday, April 5, at 10am at the funeral home. Burial was in Ruskin, FL.
Robert “Bob” Reilly
Robert “Bob” Reilly, 87, of Ruskin, FL passed away on March 30, 2011 at Hospice House. He is survived by his loving spouse, Jo Anne; three sons; six daughters; 22 grandchildren, and two great- grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 11, from 10-11am with service to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to LifePath Hospice in Sun City Center, FL or to The American Cancer Society.