Obituaries November 29, 2012
Florence Jeanette Armstrong
Florence Jeanette Armstrong, 89, died November 24, 2012 at her home in Exeter, New Hampshire. She was born in Vanceboro, Maine, July 11, 1923, daughter of Stillman Armstrong (Perth, N. B., Canada) and Adele M. Levesque Armstrong (Fort Fairfield, ME) of Vanceboro, Maine.
She attended schools in Vanceboro, Maine and graduated from the University of Maine in Orono in 1945 with a B.A. in sociology While at the University of Maine, Florence was president of All Maine Women, president of Off-Campus Women, member of the Athletic Council, and Women’s Student Government Association.
For 30 years, Florence worked for New England Telephone on Franklin Street in Boston, Massachusetts. After retiring, she lived in Farmington, Maine and Sun City Center, Florida. Florence was an avid golfer, Maine state champion tennis player, badminton player and archer.
She is pre-deceased by eight sisters, Mrs. Shirley E. Beal, Lexington, MA; Mrs. Marion E. Reid, Wellesley, MA; Mrs. Elizabeth Low, Rochester, NY; Mrs. Norma Cail, Weston, MA; Mrs. Alice McCord, Moorestown, NJ; Mrs. Louise Prescott, Farmington, ME; Miss Margaret Armstrong, Farmington, ME; and Miss Pauline Armstrong, Vanceboro, ME; three brothers, Vose L. Armstrong, Calias, ME; Herman F. Armstrong, Lynn, MA; and John F. Armstrong, McAdam, N. B., Canada. She is survived by 11 nieces and 8 nephews and pre-deceased by one niece.
A memorial service will be held in Exeter, on Sunday, December 2 at 11:30 a.m. at the Brewitt Funeral Home, 14 Pine Street.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049.
Jodi Colleen Bavitz
Jodi Colleen Bavitz died Thursday, Nov. 15, at her home in Cortland, Ohio, after a two-year battle with cancer. She was 50 years old. She had been a resident of Sun City Center and ran a successful business, Bavitz Home Management, for many years in Florida before she moved to Ohio. She is survived by her companion Lonny Milchling; her two sons Mark Edward Lesnoski and Derek Dean Hutzler; granddaughter Madalyn Elizabeth Lesnowski; and James D. Bavetz.
Doris I. Helmer
Doris I. Helmer, age 87, of Sun City Center, FL, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2012 at home under the care of Lifepath Hospice.
She was born March 3, 1925 in Beavercreek, Ohio. She is survived by Bobby B., her husband of 65 years: three children, Steve (Linda) Helmer of Ruskin, Cindy Ward (Bob) of Sun City Center, and Jeff Helmer of St Petersburg; sister Alice Stickelmier of Columbus, OH; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
At Doris’s request, there will be no services. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Lifepath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Dr., Ruskin Fl 33573; or online at www.chaptershealth.org/services/hospice. (Lifepath Hospice).
The Family would like to express their thanks to the staff at Lifepath Hospice Sun City Center Green team.
Douglas K. Hiltz Sr.
Douglas K. Hiltz Sr. of Sun City Center, FL passed away November 21, 2012 of natural causes at age 93.
Born August 15, 1919 in Martin’s River, Nova Scotia, Canada. Doug is survived by his wife Eileen (Butler) Hiltz; they were married 62 years. Also survived by his daughter Alice Marie (Hiltz) Safara, son-in-law Paul J. Safara of Valrico, Florida; his son Dr. Douglas K. Hiltz Jr. and daughter-in-law Vera (Enjedi) Hiltz of Southport, North Carolina; five grandchildren, Kristen N. Safara, Paul J. Safara Jr., Tanya (Hiltz) Hogue and husband David Hogue, Natasha Hiltz, Douglas K. Hiltz III and wife Elinor (Almeida) Hiltz. Doug is survived by one great-grandchild, Johnny Douglas Hiltz.
Douglas Hiltz Sr. was a veteran of the Canadian Royal Air force with six years of service. The family extends special thanks to Dr. Donald Behnke, Dr. Suketu Shaw, Dr. Susan Stonerock, and Nurse Practioner Valerie Fortunato for their exceptional compassionate and professional care.
A viewing was held on November 26, 2012 at the Sun City Center Funeral Home, followed by an 11 a.m. mass at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center. Internment will be at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 5233 118th Avenue N. in Clearwater. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.
Yvonne C. Komst
Yvonne C. Komst, 77 of Sun City Center, passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2012, at Tampa General Hospital with her family at her side.
Born in Iowa, LA on May 9, 1935, Yvonne was a homemaker and a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Women Auxiliary of the Knight of Columbus, Prince of Peace Bible Study, Chairman of the Welcome Community for the Church, and Head Greeter.
Yvonne is survived by her husband Curtis H. Komst, Sun City Center; daughter Debra (Kevin) Byrd of Winston-Salem, NC; daughter Delores Komst of Washington, DC; son Christopher (Kimberly) Komst of Lake Wylie, SC; two grandchildren, Alison Walrath and Daniel Seriff; and great-granddaughter Ava Klein.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, preceded by visitation on Monday, November 26, 2012 at the Sun City Center Funeral Home.
Pauline “Polly” Weatherbee
Pauline Jellison “Polly” Weatherbee, 94, of Sun City Center, FL, passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 12, at Aston Gardens. Born July 17, 1918, in E. Corinth and raised in Bangor, ME, she graduated from the Univ. of Maine at Orono, with honors as a Phi Beta Kappa.
After WWII, she and her husband, Artemus E. Weatherbee, resided in Silver Spring, MD for 30 years while he served in various U.S. Gov’t agencies, retiring in 1973 with the rank of Ambassador. They retired to Kennebunk, ME and Sun City Center, FL.
Polly was an active member of P.E.O. for nearly 50 years, serving as chapter president and attending three international conventions. An accomplished pianist, she worked in the music dept. at Marjorie Webster Junior College in the D.C. area. She lived in Manila, Philippines, from 1970-1973 while her husband served as U.S. Director of the Asian Development Bank. They traveled extensively, circling the world several times, visiting over 50 countries.
Polly was always active in local activities. She enjoyed music, reading, bridge, golf, and especially being with people. Those who knew her will sorely miss her sparkling eyes, warm smile, quick wit, and engaging personality.
Polly was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years in 1995, her daughter Sue Weatherbee Adams in 2001, and her brother Charles A. Jellison, Jr. in 2009. She is survived by her two sons, Richard C. Weatherbee of Denver, CO and Sun City Center, and Steven S. Weatherbee of Fairfield, PA; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Sat. Dec. 8 at 11:30 a.m. at the United Community Church in Sun City Center. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you remember Polly by making a donation to the charity of your choice.