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July 14, 2011

Alice Koproski
Alice Clara (Bancer) Koproski of Sun City Center, Fla., died July 4, 2011.  She was born November 7, 1922 in Toledo, OH. In 1943 she married her husband, Paul (deceased).  They had 2 children: Ron (Nancy) Koproski of Ashtabula, OH and Deb (Mike) Kosko of Mattawan, MI.  Because of Paul’s occupation, they lived in Toledo, Lima, Cincinnati and Troy, OH as well as Oshkosh, WI before retiring to Sun City Center, FL.  After Paul passed in 1989, Alice continued to make her home in FL. Alice was making a move to live with Deb and Mike and to be closer to her children, grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was to begin a new life in Michigan on June 24th.  A different plan was in the works as Alice was taken directly to Bronson Hospital from the airport. She had her wish and was able to spend time with each of her children and grandchildren before her death.  Alice will be remembered for her work ethic, family dedication and volunteer work with the St. Vincent DePaul Society.  She was a faithful member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center and looking forward to becoming a parishioner of St. Catherine of Siena in Portage, MI.  Her love and spirit will live on in the hearts of her children, grandchildren: Steve (Elizabeth), Scott (Amy), Kerry Koproski and Mike, Matt, Nick and Katie Kosko.  Her final resting place will be next to her husband.  She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Julie (Wyrembek) Bancer; her sister, Eleanor; and her brothers: Walter and Leonard all of Toledo.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 AM on Friday (July 8)  at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church.  Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the mass.  Following the mass, food and fellowship will be shared in the Life Story Center at the Life Story Funeral Homes, Betzler – Kalamazoo, MI; (800) 822-7594.  Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery, Toledo, OH on Monday (July 11) at 11:00 AM.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, 1311 3rd Street, NE; Ruskin, FL 33570 or to Rose Arbor Hospice, 5473 Croyden Avenue; Kalamazoo, MI 49009.  Please visit Alice’s personal web page at www.lifestorynet.com, where you can archive a favorite memory or photo and sign her online guestbook. 

Richard H. Hutton
Richard H. Hutton, 80, passed away July 2, 2011 at his home in Ruskin. Survived by his bride of 55 years, Betty (Pooh Bear); children: Gary Lane, Chuck Hunt, Conrad Hutton, Cindy Palmer, Sandy Thornton and Cathy Ramos; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son, Scott Hutton; granddaughter, Sara Palmer.

Zipperer's Funeral Home

Donald Edward Everhart
Donald Edward Everhart born Mar 14, 1928, passed away June 30, 2011. Attended School in Tecumseh, MI and college at MI Tech. He served in the USAF during the Korean War. He married Selma (Sally) Cole, Nov. 5, 1950. He worked for Tecumseh Products Co. and retired as Plant Engineer in Somerset, KY after 39 years. He was Pres. of Resource Realty Co. Affiliated with Tecumseh Chieftains Club, Director of Foreman's Club Scout Leader for Explorers, member of KY. Beekeepers Assoc., Commander of Post #38 in Somerset, member of Am. Society of Heating & Air Conditioning Engineers. Don was appointed to the Advisory Council for Somerset Humana Regional Hosp. He was a selfless advocate for children and senior citizens. He was a foster parent for children of Oakwood, volunteer Parker Mill Fire Dept. Was Pres. of Somerset Kiwanis, honored with outstanding leadership award, Lt. Gov. of KY-TN Kiwanis International. In Ruskin he volunteered for Meals On Wheels and involved with Senior Center. He enjoyed vacationing in other countries and his summer home on the lake where he could water ski and fish with family and friends. He has two children, Robert and Carolyn, grandchildren Nadia and Jason, and great-grandchildren Jeremy and Olivia.  Donald had a severe stroke in 2000- heart attack and cancer later. Sally was constantly at his side to encourage him and make life more fulfilling. Special thanks to Dr. Jason Stibich and Ray Winder.

Bill Herzberg
Bill Herzberg, of Sun City Center, entered the Gates of Heaven on Thursday, July 7, 2011. The family is sure he was met with much rejoicing by his parents and loved ones. Bill is survived by his wife of 45 years, Pat; son, Randy and daughter, Barb; sister, Betty Lou Jorden of Dallas Texas and grandchildren Dylan and Breianne.

Bill was born in Davenport, Iowa and during his lifetime lived in Bettendorf, Iowa and Fort Myers, Florida.

Private memorial services were held.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to LifePath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Dr, Ruskin, Florida 33573.

Holley Russ
Holley Russ of Ruskin passed away on Wednesday July 6. She was survived by her daughter Jeanie and three grandchildren, her brother and sisters, Wayne, Sally and Pam and many nieces and nephews. Services will be announced to family members.      

Albert James Rothe
Albert James Rothe, 91, passed away June 29 at Woodside Hospice, Pinellas Park, Fla. He was born in Flint, Mich., where he met his wife, Bertha. He was employed at the family dairy farm and later worked at Buick Motor Company. In 1956, the family moved to Mansfield, Ohio, where he worked as a supervisor at the General Motors stamping plant until his retirement in 1980. In 1981, he moved to Sun City Center, Fla., where he was a member and avid golfer at the Caloosa Golf and Country Club. In 2010, he moved to Largo, Fla. During his retirement, he and his wife enjoyed many travels, including a trip to his father’s native New Zealand. He was pre-deceased by Bertha Morrish Rothe, his wife of 65 years, and three brothers; Leo, Thomas, and Robert. He is survived by four children: Alberta J. (Gary) Bradrick of Mansfield, Ohio; Thomas E. (Hilda) Rothe of Westerville, Ohio; Joy A. Rothe of Mansfield, Ohio; and William J. (Gail Elder) Rothe of Clearwater, Fla. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren as well as many nephews and neices.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 16 at 2 p.m. at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center, Fla. Place of final rest will be the Garden at St. Andrew’s church. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Sun City Center Emergcnecy Squad, 720 Ray Watson Drive, Sun City Center, Fla., 33573, in his name would be appreciated.

Joseph Vinci, Jr.
Feb. 8, 1925 - July 8, 2011

Joseph Vinci, Jr., 86, of Sun City Center, Florida, formerly of North Haven, Connecticut.

Born in Bernice (Mildred), Pennsylvania, Joseph was the son of Josephine Monde Vinci and Joseph Vinci, Sr., originally of Mistretta, Messina, Sicily.

He enlisted in the Marine Corps, serving in the 4th Division as a Corporal, stationed in the Mariana Islands and Saipan during World War II.

Joseph worked most of his career at Geometric Tool Company, New Haven, Connecticut and retired after 36 years of service.

His best enjoyment came from his wife, family, friends, dancing, laughter, a good joke, golf and as a volunteer at South Bay Hospital. He was a member of the Falcon Watch Golf Club, the Americans of Italian Heritage and Prince of Peace Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife Mary Ann, four daughters; Catherine Vinci Germar (Edward) of New London, New Hampshire; Janice Vinci of Laguna Beach, California; Mary Ellen DeRosa of Orange, Connecticut; Angela Vinci of Aliso Viejo, California; four grandchildren; August Germar, Michael and Mariana Vinci Germar, and Shelby DeRosa; his sisters Mary Tramantano, Madeline Tramantano, Grace St. John (Wint) and many loving nieces, nephews and in-laws. He was predeceased by his parents, brother Salvatore (Norman) Vinci and his sister Josephine Beach.

 A Memorial Service will be held Friday, July 15, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 702 Valley Forge Boulevard, Sun City Center.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Joseph Vinci to Life Path Hospice, 2723 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, Florida 33573.


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