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Obituaries December 13, 2012

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Janet Belding
Janet Belding, 96, died on December 2, 2012. Janet was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Brooklyn, NY. Her maternal family was Pennsylvania Dutch and paternal family was English and Welsh. Janet attended Packer Collegiate Institute and Columbia Teachers College. She came of age in the era when families thought it natural to encourage males to attend university, but Janet insisted and proudly received a BS degree in Dietetics and Nutrition Science.

She began her career as a dietician at Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital and worked at the Heinz Pavilion at the 1939 World’s Fair. Janet met George Belding, “the wonder boy from Pittsburgh,” at the World’s Fair, and they married in 1941. After WWII, Janet and George moved to Seattle, to be near George’s family; George used the GI Bill to finish his education. Together they shared tandem careers and taught in Seattle, Brazil, the Virgin Islands, California and Hawaii, and traveled the world together. Janet retired from Konawaena High School on the Kona coast of the Big Island in 1981, and continued to tutor homebound students until she was 79. Janet is still fondly remembered in Captain Cook as a special education teacher. Janet was active in the Outdoor Circle, the Board of Directors, West Hawaii Humane Society.

At the age of 80 Janet left her beloved Hawaii and moved to Sun City Center, FL where her sister Mary lives. Janet lived independently until this year; she remained strong and feisty, corrected grammar when ever possible, and always appreciated a good joke. From her father, David Mitchell, Janet inherited her love of language and rhyme, the ability to quote poetry, and fine penmanship. Her mother, Florence Baum, came from a line of schoolteachers and from her Janet learned cooking and gardening and some German. Janet spoke French and German and instilled in her children the utility of speaking other languages. She was uniquely tolerant of all diversity. The angst and sadness during this year as her life deteriorated to where she no longer had the ability to do or be what she wanted most, was most difficult. She took solace from St. Andrew Presbyterian Church’s visits.

Janet is survived by her son David, of Santa Barbara, CA; her daughter Barbara of Sante Fe, NM; her sister Mary Hubbard, of Sun City Center, FL; her niece Susan Corbett of Bradenton, FL; and her granddaughter Thea Khama, son-in-law Tshekedi Khama and grandchildren Tahlia and Kaedi Khama of Botswana.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the National Humane Society, 4039 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618. Jane and George’s ashes will be scattered on Kealakekua Bay, HI at a later date.

 

Mildred V. Fountain
Mildred V. Fountain went to be with our Lord on November 30, 2012. She was born December 11, 1932 in Huston County, Alabama, and moved to Florida in 1942.

Survived by her son Stanley Fountain; sister Elizabeth Cannon of Dathan, Alabama; four grand-chrildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was a charter member of Ruskin Church of Christ for 47 years. She was the owner of Fountain Shoes & Boots until her retirement.

We love you, Aunt Mim.

 

Dorothy M. Lee
Dorothy M. Lee, born May 30, 1921 in Baltimore, Maryland, passed away at Hospice House in Sun City Center on November 28, 2012. She was formerly from Romeo, Michigan.

Survived by daughter Barbara (Don) Ream of Lapeer, Michigan; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother Andrew and sister Kate, of Michigan; and Margaret Lindley of Sun City Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bill, son Buzz, brothers Jack and Walt, and sister Mary Jane Clutterbuck of Sun City Center.

She was a member of the United Community Church in Sun City Center.

Burial will be at a future date at White Chapel Cemetery in Michigan. Memorials can be made to Sun City Hospice House, 3723 Upper Creek Dr., Ruskin, FL 33573.

 

Joshua Steven Lewandowski
Joshua Steven Lewandowski, 23, of Ruskin passed away November 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Joshua worked at Beef O’Brady’s in Sun City Center.

He is survived by his mother Cindy Lewandowski Carlson and his step-dad Jimmy Carlson; daughter Kassadi Grevers and her mother Brandi McDonald; sons Jayden Lewandowski and T.J. Mantia, daughter Amy Mantia, and their mother Debby Smith; brothers J.J. Carlson, Jamie Carlson, Joey Carlson and Johnathon Carlson; aunt and uncles Denise and Keith Axtel, and David Steffes. He is predeceased by his grandparents Sandy Casey and Henry Lewandowski; great-grandparent Dorothy Blake.

He is also survived by his dad Jeffrey Zinzer and his wife Jande Zinzer; siblings Steven Miller, Brittani (Zinzer) Hall (Josh Hall), Brooklyn Tutor, Bethani Zinzer, Mavryck Zinzer, Hawkyns Zinzer, and JayniBell Zinzer; aunts Sharon Daulberg, Cathie Gregory, Yvonne Brozenec, Ruby Grommes; uncle John Zinzer. Survived by all his Juggalo Friends. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents John and Mary Jane Zinzer.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Zipperer’s Funeral Home.

 

Richard V. Wills
Richard V. Wills, 94 of Sun City Center, FL passed away November 25, 2012. He was preceded in death by wife Margaret (Peg) M. Wills, brother Robert L. Wills, and sister Marion Wills Burnham. He is survived by wife Irene Wills.

Dick was born August 1, 1918 in Waverly, Ohio to the late Leonidas E. Wills and Georgia Wills. He graduated in 1943 from Ohio State University College of Dentistry.

He is survived by sons Richard J. Wills (Cheryl), Georgetown, TX and Robert E. Wills, Ruskin, FL; stepchildren Gail Burkart, Columbus, OH; Gwyn and Craig Dorris, Orlando, FL; Lucinda and Wallace Sagendorph, Atlanta, GA; grandson Christopher; five step-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren.

Dick served in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps during WWII and Korea, then went into private practice in Columbus, OH.

Dick was a dentist for 39 years who enjoyed sharing his professional and practical knowledge of dentistry with others. Prior to the requirement for mandatory continuing dental education, Dick and four other dentists, Dr. Walter “Pappy” Wright, Donald Merker, Don “Chenny” Chenowith, and Bob Hinkle, formed a lecture group calling themselves the Perennial Sophomores. They gave lectures throughout the state to other practicing dentists.

He was a member of the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association, the Columbus Dental Society, the Fellowhip International College of Dentistry, the LD. Pankey Institute and the Quiet Birdmen. He retired from private practice in 1982.

He was an avid golfer and pilot, and a great father to his two sons

The memorial service was private. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to LifePath Hospice, 3723 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, FL 33573.

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