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Obituaries July 19, 2012

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July 19, 2012

Francis M. Hales, Jr.
Francis M. Hales, Jr., 65, of Ruskin, died suddenly on July 8, 2012. Born in Liberty TX, he is the beloved husband of Kathy; son of the late Jewel and Francis Sr.; brother of Phyllis and Linda; father of Angela Matherne (Gary), Derrick, and Kathleen Vilches (George); grandfather of Karlie Heckendorn, Emilie Parsiola, Trevor Matherne, Conner, Michael and Alex Hales, George and Michael Vilches and Melissa Dos Anjos; “Popi” to Nicolas, Sofia, Diego, Anna, Jackson and Isabella. He honorably served his country in the Vietnam War. An active member of the Lions Club, he received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award. An avid gardener and reader, he will be greatly missed by his large extended family and many friends. A celebration of his life was held on Saturday, July 14 at Sun City Center Funeral Home.

Lanny Michael Schaub
Lanny Schaub, 64, passed away in Parsons, TN on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 after losing his valiant fight against ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

Born September 24, 1947, Lanny was a long-time resident of Ruskin, FL having moved from northern Michigan in 1971 to help his parents, Harold and Lucille, build Schaub’s Highland Island Mobile Home Park.  He later became a self-employed electrician and started the company Schaub Electric.  Always on-call, always wanting to help, Lanny would go out on electrical calls at any hour and would accept any form of payment, once even, to the delight of his children, was an old and hungry pony in need of rescue.

Later in life, Lanny became a Jehovah’s Witness and was a member of Kingdom Hall of Wimauma.  When he moved to Tennessee in 2006, he became a member of the Kingdom Hall of Lexington.

Lanny was preceded in death by both parents and his siblings Hal, Carol, Susie and Larry.  He is survived by his wife, Chris of Lexington; his children Mike Schaub of Ruskin, Lori Steifman of NY, and Nadia Schaub of OH; his siblings Karon Gardner of Tampa, Chuck Schaub of Ruskin, LuEllen Hastings of IL; his grandchildren, Sarah, Joshua, Kate, Burke and Lazarus and his dear friends and dedicated caregivers until the end, Fred, Vito and Ken. 

A service to celebrate Lanny’s life was held at the Kingdom Hall in Lexington on July 11.   The family requests any donations in Lanny’s name be directed to the ALS Association.  http://www.alsa.org/donate/

Virginia V. Engelhardt
Virginia V. Engelhardt, 95, of Sun City Center passed away at the LifePath Hospice House in Sun City Center on Tuesday, July 10.

She is survived by her husband of 77 years, Robert A. Engelhardt; son Robert E. Engelhardt of Henderson, NV and daughter, Linda Conrad of Sun City Center as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Virginia was born in Pittsburgh, PA, moved to New Port Richey, FL in 1971 and to Sun City Center in 1986. She loved her family and her Lord Jesus Christ, and her life reflected that.

William F. Haines
William F. Haines, 82, of Sun City Center went to be with the Lord July 13, 2012 at Sun City Center Hospice House.

He was born in New Philadelphia, OH on March 22, 1930 to the late Arthur and Mabel Haines. Mr. Haines served in the Naval Reserves and U.S. Army during the Korean War. Following his military service he worked for Ohio Bell Telephone Company where he retired as a Test Center Manager. His hobbies included camping, hiking, wood carving and deep study of the Bible. He was heavily involved with the Boy Scouts of America and even obtained the prestigious Silver Beaver Award. He often told of his trip to Philmont Boy Scout Ranch. Mr. Haines was also a Chaplain involved in prison ministry. He served at Lakeland Work Release as well as death row in Starke, FL.

Mr. Haines was preceded in death by his parents, and first wife, Shirley Owens Haines. He is survived by his wife, Rose Haines; son, Donald B. (Jeri) Haines; daughter, Susan H.(Lawen) Lombard-Griffith; son, David J. (Timna) Haines; 4 step children; brother, James R. Haines; grandchildren, Ben, Greg, Sam, Alexandra, Sophia, Dylan and Ariel.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Mr. Haines honor to American Parkinson’s Disease Association, Parkinson Plaza, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305-1425.

He will always be remembered for his sincerity and wonderful sense of humor.

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