Obituaries January 17, 2013
Carson Anglin, 78, passed away January 9, 2013 in Sun City Center, FL. He is survived by five sisters: Audury Bazemore, Christine Griffis, Marie Widner, Mearl Taylor and Mary Nell Goodson. He was chief mechanic at Buckhorn Springs Golf Course. Services were January 15 at National Cremation, with interment at Fellowship Cemetery.
Joseph Cianciolo, 79, of Sun City Center passed away December 30, 2012. He was born in Detroit, MI. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jane Cianciolo; sons Joseph and Thomas; and daughters, Mary Price (Ron), Anne Davis (Vern), Elizabeth Hillman (Kyle), and Louise Rentschler (Chris); grandson Jason (Cassie); and great-granddaughter Anna.
Joe retired after 31 years at Chevrolet Engineering in Warren, MI. He was an avid bike rider and well known in Sun City Center for his daily 40-mile rides.He was a past Chief of the Emergency Squad and volunteered at the Fitness Center, South Bay Hospital Security Patrol and the Nearly New Shop.
A Mass will be celebrated Friday, January 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Prince of Peace Church, in Sun City Center, Florida. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Joe’s memory to Sun City Center Emergency Squad, 720 Ray Watson Drive, Sun City Center, Florida 33573 or Life Path Hospice at 3725 Upper Creek Dr., Ruskin, FI 33573
Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.
Janet Katherine Jones Diehl
On August 6, 1942, the New York Times headlined the picture of Janet Katherine Jones and U.S. Navy officer Fahy Eugene Diehl, married the day before at Church of the Ascension, 5th Ave, NYC. Our nation at war needed that loving and patriotic image on display for all to see.
Janet Diehl died Sunday, January 6, 2013. She was born March 17, 1918, Corning, NY, youngest daughter of the Ingersoll Rand Chief Engineer J. William Jones and Hazle Robinson Jones. A graduate of Connecticut College for Women, New London, CT, Jan became an executive secretary at Ingersoll Rand Corp. There she met Gene Diehl, of Lowe Brothers Paint Co., who was to become her beloved husband of 60 years.
Janet is survived by her daughter Joan Weller Diehl, of Nedrow, NY; sons James Gregory Diehl, of Skaneateles, NY, and Dudley Scott Diehl, of Chicago, IL. Her namesake and god-daughter, Janet Katherine Lane, resides in Switzerland. She was also ‘Mom’ to Khosrow (Joe) Kamali, an exchange student from Ahvaz, Iran. Granny-Jan was very proud ofall five grandchildren and their spouses and her six great-grandchildren. Jan would faithfully correspond with family and friends; keeping all connected. Siblings J. William Jones, Jr., Eleanor Lane and Mary Louise North predeceased her.
Following WWII, the Diehls settled in Brighton, NY, and in 1961 moved to Skaneateles, NY. In 1980, Jan and Gene retired to Danbury Drive, Sun City Center, FL, from their lakeside Skaneateles home. Commander Diehl became an EMT and 17-year member of the SCC Ambulance squad. Janet, hearing-impaired from birth, volunteered 12 years teaching lip-reading throughout Hillsborough County and was on the Florida Board for the Hearing Impaired. Following Gene’s passing in 2002; she became a volunteer for C.A.R.E. (animal shelter), joined SCC Toastmasters, and became a Samaritan driver. A 30-year member of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, Jan would visit the South Bay Hospital and Sun Terrace to deliver Sunday’s Bible readings and flowers to patients who were fellow Episcopalians.
Janet was an engaging person, always taking a sincere interest in others. An example was recently recounted by her beloved physician, Dr Donald Benke: Twenty Octobers ago, he told Jan how he had been working such long hours that he had no time to even pick up a pumpkin for his young children. The very next day, she arrived at his office door with a pumpkin for him to take home! Such a loving heart will only be lost if we forget to follow her example and express the compassion we feel for others around us, through not just words, but loving actions and deeds.
The family offers grateful thanks to all who cared for Janet in her last years. Gifts may be given to: C.A.R.E. Animal Shelter (1528 27th St SE, Ruskin, FL 33570), St. John the Divine Episcopal Church (1015 E Del Webb Blvd, Sun City Center, FL 33573), Fur Ever Sanctuary,14001 US 301 North, Parrish, FL 34219), or any charity which honors how you knew Jan Diehl.
A memorial service was held at St. John the Divine, Sun City Center, on January 11, 2013. Later this year, at Hope Cemetery, Corning, NY, Jan’s ashes will be laid to rest next to her husband, Gene, and their deceased infants, Fahy Eugene Diehl, Jr, (1943) and Alan Thomas Diehl (1944).
Confesor Garcia, 78, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. He was born on Sept. 8, 1934 in Camuy, Puerto Rico, to Pedro Garcia and Justa Feliciano.
For several years he had lived in Balm, Florida. He is survived by four daughters, Miriam, Elena, Maria and Barbie; son Edwin Garcia; brothers Anthonio, Ramon, Benjamin, Carmelo and Ray.
He was predeceased by son Alfredo Garcia, daughter Carmen Garcia, and sister Julia Osario.
He leaves 30 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 at Fellowship Cemetery in Balm. He will be laid to rest alongside son Alfredo Garcia.
Jack W. Hambrick
Jack W. Hambrick, 97, formerly of Russellville, AR, died Dec. 19, 2012 in Sun City Center, FL. He was born to Crawford and Fanny Hambrick in Brushy Creek, Texas on Jan. 24, 1915. He was retired from the U.S. Forestry Service and was a veteran who served with the U.S. Army in Burma during WWII.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Marie Hambrick Austin; wife Josephine Bradshaw Hambrick; and son Phillip Hambrick.
He is survived by son Jack B. Hambrick (Pat) of Sun City Center, FL; grandchildren Kimberly Hambrick of Springfield, MO and Josh Hambrick (Cara) of Palm Bay, FL; step-grandchildren Melanie, Lisa, and Michael Lowery of Little Rock, AR, and John Lowery of Charlotte, NC; great-grandchildren Cameron and Rayne Hambrick of Palm Bay; brother and sister-in-law Charles and Eleanor Bradshaw of Cherokee, NC; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at the Armstrong room, Sun City Center Atrium, at 2 p.m. on January 20, 2013.
Alice Haldane Regis
Alice H. Regis, 97, passed away January 7, 2013. Born in Michigan, she had lived in the Ruskin area since 1959.
She was preceded in death by her husband Wendell, four brothers, a sister, and grandson Chad Regis.
She is survived by daughters Wendy and Judy, son Bill, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Robert Coleman Robinson
Robert Coleman Robinson, age 92, died November 27, 2012, surrounded by family, after a brief illness at South Bay Hospital. He was the son of George and Fredrica of Tottenville, Staten Island, NY, and brother of Donald (deceased).
He leaves behind his loving family: wife of 69 years, Adele; son Jeffrey and his wife, Sandra, from Wauwatosa, WI; son Peter, from Hollywood, FL; daughter Laurie and her husband Kenneth from Johnson, NY; four grandchildren, Erica, Cody, Kelly, and Kurt; nephews George, Michael, Ed, Paul; and niece Linda.
After graduating from Tottenville High School, Bob worked as an apprentice claim adjustor and attended New York Art Academy at night.
In 1942 he enlisted in the Navy V5 Program and graduated as a Naval Aviator and Second Lieutenant in the Marines. He served in both WW II and the Korean War as a Marine fighter pilot. He earned three Distinguished Flying Crosses and eight Gold Air Medals. He received the Korean Service Medal with one star and the U.N. Service Medal and was offered the rank of Major. Upon his discharge he was employed by Albert R. Lee. He enlarged the firm to Lee-McAndrews, became the company President, and retired in 1984.
Bob and Adele moved from Lighthouse Hill, Staten Island, after living there 35 years, and settled permanently in Kings Point, Sun City Center, FL, enjoying plenty of golf and wonderful friendships.
Military burial will be held at the Sarasota National Cemetery at a future date. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.
Randall James Rowell
Randall James Rowell of Ruskin, FL went to be with the Lord January 12, 2013. Randy was born June 26, 1959 in Lake City, FL. He is survived by his parents, Robert & Sylvia Rowell; wife Kathy Rowell; children Chris Rowell, Windy Doble and Ryan Rowell; granddaughters Grace and Hailey Doble; brother Rusty Rowell (Vanita); niece Shauna Carver; and nephew AJ Rowell.
Viewing/Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Sun City Christian Center, 17566 Hwy 301 S., Wimauma, FL.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.
Mary K. Watford
Mary K. Watford, 94, passed away January 1, 2013. She was born in Linton, North Dakota, as one of 15 siblings. Mary worked as a riveter during World War II and later as a steelworker and school crossing guard. She lived a full, happy life and is survived by a loving family and caring friends.
William J. Yousko
William J. Yousko, 77, of Riverview FL, died Jan 4, 2013. He is survived by his wife Roseann Yousko; three sons, Chris, Kirk and Craig; four grandchildren, Lauren, Chantel, William and Travis; and three great- grandchildren. A mass in his honor will be held at 10 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.
It’s been a year since you died
and to me it feels like yesterday. Miss you, brother,
To a great friend,
like a brother to me. Miss you a lot, wish you were here.
But now you’re in a better place.
Love you always,
Luciano Alonzo & Ana