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Obituaries: December 19, 2013

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Lorraine K. Caldwell

Lorraine K. Caldwell, 91, of Riverview passed away December 9, 2013. Lorraine was born July 29, 1922, in Birmingham, Alabama, to the late James and Hattie Mae Bailey, Sr. Lorraine opened the first beauty salon in Riverview and provided services for 40 years.

Lorraine’s body will rest next to her husband’s, the late Malcolm Caldwell, in Hackney Cemetery. Per her wishes, there will be no services. Lorraine is survived by sons Roger Van Fleet and Herbert Van Fleet; daughters Jacqueline Nanwani and Ginger Hodge; brother Cecil Bailey; sisters Marjorie Patterson, Barbara LeDoux, and Lois Hart; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Bradenton Gospel Tabernacle, 1218 7th Ave. East, Bradenton, Florida 34208. Arrangements by Serenity Meadows Memorial Park, Riverview.


Donald Joseph Cantwil

Donald Joseph Cantwil, 81, of Sun City Center, Fla. passed away December 9, 2013. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Columbus Equipment as a Field Service Engineer and later worked for Freedom Plaza as a driver for 16 years.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Jo Ann; children Diana (Tim) Erdmann, Donald P. (Debra) Cantwil, Deborah Petersheim (David), Dawn (Stephen) Hertzfeld, Jeffrey H. Miller and Juliann (Joe) Bagwell; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass was held Wednesday, December 11, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Sun City Center, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 702 Valley Forge Boulevard, Sun City Center, Fla 33573. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.


Preston Edward Cunningham

Preston Cunningham

Preston (Pret) Edward Cunningham, 84, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away on December 11, 2013. He was born in Hellam, Pa. on November 24, 1929 to the late Spurgeon and Estella (Reever) Cunningham.

Preston is survived by his wife of 62 years, Juanita L (Whetzel) Cunningham, Sun City Center, Fla.; daughters Sandy McAfee of Conway, S.C.; Debra Fonda of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Beverly Hoak of Columbia, Pa.; son Michael Cunningham of Jupiter, Fla.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by brothers  Spurgeon, James, Clarence, Kenneth, Blaine, Barry, Allen, Mark and Robert; sisters June Clinton, Gladys Beck, Patsy Heiland, Alma Klahold, Darlene Evans, Phyllis Dellinger, Mary Lou Gross, Judy Fourhman and Linda Wilson.

Preston was predeceased by son Richard Cunningham and brother Dennis Cunningham.

Preston served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Hellam VFW, American Legion, Hawks Club, Elks Club, Vikings, York Motorcycle Club, and former member of the Shriners. He was an avid golfer and previous member of Cool Creek Country Club in Wrightsville, Pa. and Sandpiper Golf Club in Sun City Center, Fla.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to LifePath Hospice in Ruskin, Fla.


Nancy White Eastburn

Nancy Eastburn

Nancy White Eastburn passed away on December 6, 2013 after 10 happy years at Neshaminy Manor in Doylestown, Pa. She was 104 years young.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Robert G. and Anna Bradley White and the sister of the late Helen White Peddle and the late Robertson White.

Nancy was the beloved wife of the late William H. Eastburn II, who passed away in 1997, and mother of Gail Eastburn-Schultz of Scarborough, Maine, the late William H. Eastburn III and the late Linda Bradley Eastburn.  She was the mother-in-law of Connie A. Eastburn of Doylestown and the late Arthur B. Schultz.

With her engaging charm and a great sense of humor, she was affectionately known as “Nana Banana.” She was the grandmother of Page Eastburn O’Rourke of Yarmouth, Me., Holly Eastburn MacEwan of Falmouth, Me., William H. Eastburn IV of New Hope, Pa., Christopher Eastburn of Arlington, Mass. and Brooke Eastburn of Charlotte, N.C., and great-grandmother of twelve.

Nancy and her husband lived in Wayne, Pa. before moving to Rhode Island. In the summers, family and friends would gather outside her Weekapaug cottage for Nancy’s  famous clam fritters. 

In the mid-seventies, they retired to Sun City Center, Florida where Nancy enjoyed playing golf, bridge and flourished as an artist.  She won numerous awards for her paintings as well as being president of the Art Club in Sun City Center. She was an active member of the Sun City Center Emergency Squad and in January of 2000 she was named a Deacon of St. Andrew Church in Florida.

The Eastburn family would like to thank the wonderful people  at Neshaminy Manor for their warm friendship, enriching  activities, and loving care for Nancy.  A memorial service to celebrate Nancy’s life is being planned by her family for the near future. www.fluehr.com


William Charles Ladue

William Ladue

William (Bill) Charles Ladue, 71, of Sun City Center, Fla./Milton, Vt. passed away peacefully on December 12, 2013 following a brief illness, surrounded by his loving wife and children.

Bill was married to the love of his life, Anne (Pixie), with whom he shared over 50 years of wedded bliss. He is also survived by his four children: SFC Phillip Ladue and his wife Julie of Highgate, Vt. and their children Morgan and Sean, Jeff Ladue of Bradenton, Fla. and his children Olivia and Jake, Matthew Ladue and his wife Dawn of Fort Bragg, N.C., and Nicolle Morrison and her husband Don of Reno, Nev. and their children Noah and Jonas.

Bill is also survived by brother Fred Ladue of Cambridge, Vt./Mims, Fla. and sister Helen Golaovich of Burlington, Vt.

Condolences may be sent to 1204 Fordham D., Sun City Center, FL 33573. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Sun City Center Emergency Squad, 720 Ray Watson Dr, Sun City Center, FL 33573.


Dr. Gaspar Salvador

Gaspar Salvador

Dr. Gaspar Rafael Salvador, 69, of Cortez died Tuesday Dec. 3, 2013 at Tidewell Hospice following a brave battle with cancer. 

Gaspar Salvador was born October 23, 1944, in Camaguey, Cuba, the son of Hortensia and Gaspar Salvador.

Gaspar was a U.S. Air Force veteran.  He received his medical degree from the University of Seville, Spain.

He was a family practice physician at Sunhill Medical Center and the medical director at Sun Terrace Rehabilitation Center for 34 years in Sun City Center.  

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Judy Weidner Salvador. He is also survived by son Stan (Samantha); grandchildren Sophie and Levi; sister Silvia Munoz; aunt Catalina Zaldivar; nephew Francisco Muñoz; niece Tashi Muñoz and her children Jaím and Ayla.

Dr Sal had a lifelong passion for boating and deep-sea fishing.

Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project (http://support.woundedwarriorproject.org).    


Kenneth B. Yeager III

Kenneth Yeager III

Kenneth B. Yeager III, 32, of Apollo Beach passed away December 4, 2013 at LifePath Hospice due to complications of diabetes.

Survivors include mother Sandra Yeager, father Kenneth Yeager, Jr., sister Heather Yeager, aunt/godmother Sherian McIntyre of Pa., and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Kenny will always be remembered and forever missed.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at LifePath Hospice House, 908 Upper Creek Dr., Sun City Center.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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