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Obituaries: January 23, 2014

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Wayne Alderfer

Wayne Alderfer, age 88, passed away at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Fla. on January 6, 2014. He was born in South Bend, Ind. on August 29,1925, where he spent his childhood, graduating from John Adams High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force starting in 1943 and served through the end of World War II.

Wayne graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration.Wayne was employed by Studebaker Motor Company of South Bend, Ind., in the payroll department. He was later employed by IBM, first in Greencastle, Ind. before transferring to the IBM facility in Essex Jct., Vt. He retired from IBM in 1987, spending the the next 26 years living his life to the fullest.

Wayne enjoyed travel, fishing, golf, boating and watching sports of all kind, including soccer while cheering his grandchildren’s play. He was a member of the Board of Directors for Highgate Four at Kings Point in Sun City Center, Fla.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 37 years, Lorraine Alderfer; daughters Linda York and Bonnie Michel; granddaughter Jennifer Andrzejewski and husband Peter; stepson Bradley Revoir and wife Kim; stepdaughter Nancy Revoir Dezotell and husband Jeff; five grandchildren  - Travis Dezotell, Kyle Dezotell, Jason Revoir, Karli Revoir Clark and Tanner Revoir. Wayne also had five great-grandchildren: Cailyn Dezotell, Camden Dezotell, Ethan Revoir, Arabella Revoir and Porter Clark. He was predeceased by his parents Ferd and Blanche Alderfer, sisters Bernice Lewis and Joyce Alderfer, and his first wife, Betty Earl.

Wayne will be missed greatly by his family and friends from his residences in Sun City Center, Fla. and Island Pond, Vt. Wayne was known for his strong faith, cheerfulness, his love and zeal for life, along with a positive loving attitude for all.

A celebration of Wayne’s life will be held at Spectacle Pond  in Vermont this summer.


John Anderson

John Anderson, born August 29, 1927 in llinois, went to be with the Lord on January 18, 2014.

John was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during WWII.  He lived in Indianapolis and worked for the U.S. Federal Finance Center at Fort Harrison until he retired and moved to Florida. He has been a resident of Sun City Center, Florida for the past several years.

He is survived by wife Joyce Anderson; son Don Larson (Donna); brother Jim Anderson; sister Millie Lietz; step-daughter Cindy Thurston; step- son Rodney Templon; several step- grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mary, one brother, one brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law.

A memorial service for friends and family will be held at the Sun City Methodist Church on Saturday, January 25 at 2 p.m.


Peg Critendon

Peg Critendon

Hi! This is Peg Critendon. I passed on on January 13, 2014, but I want to take a moment to thank my Sun City Center family and friends for their loving care these past weeks. Under the gentle hands of my Hubby Russ, daughter Darby, SCC-based sisters Terrie and Nan McNamara, and Ken Romain, I gratefully answered the call of Jesus at the age of 60. Thanks also to LifePath Hospice, which provided invaluable service. I would like to have made more art with my friends Melissa Haines, Pam Tipton and Anne Walker of SCC. I wanted to cook more desserts, see more art shows and swim more, but it wasn’t to be. I already knew how to love, learn and laugh. Now, I know how to let go. Love always, Peg.


Sandra Fuller George

Sandra Fuller George

Sandra Fuller George, 83, of Yorba Linda, Calif., died on December 17, 2013, when she succumbed to Parkinson’s Disease. Sandy was married to the late Thomas Henry George. The George’s were long-time residents of Tunkhannock, Pa. Sandy is survived by two children, Thomas George of Reading, Pa., and Mary Ruth Weisner of Yorba Linda, Calif. She is also survived by granddaughter Audra Freeland and three great-grandsons, Jared, Brent and Paxton, all living in Yorba Linda, Calif.

Mrs. George was a graduate of Meshoppen High School in 1948 and Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing in 1952. She worked as an R.N. at both Clark Summit State Hospital and the State Correctional Facility in Dallas, Pa. Sandy spent most of her retirement in Sun City Center, Fla., prior to moving to Yorba Linda, Calif. in 2010.

Services will be held at Sheldon Funeral Homes , Main St.,  Meshoppen, Pa., at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2014, with Pastor Vickie Ellis, of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church officiating. Sandy will be interred at Jersey Hill Cemetery in Auburn Center, Pa.

Online condolences may be made at www.sheldonfuneralhomes.com.


Richard Herrmann

Richard W. Herrmann

Richard W. Herrmann, 82, of Sun City Center, Florida, formerly of Centralia, Ill., died Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Cartersville Medical Center in Cartersville, Ga.

Born December 18, 1931 in Peru, Illinois, he was a son of the late William Herrmann and the late Ethel Keutzer Herrmann. Mr. Herrmann was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, serving aboard the USCGC Blackthorn during the Korean War, and later was a Blue and Gold Officer for the U.S. Naval Academy. He was employed with AT&T (formerly Illinois Bell Telephone Co.) for 32 years, retiring in 1985. His career encompassed various positions, including Lineman, Engineer, and eventually Construction Supervisor for the entire Southern Illinois region. After retirement from AT&T, Mr. Herrmann worked as a Realtor for the Chaney Agency. 

Mr. Herrmann was a resident of Centralia, Illinois for over 34 years where he was very active in his community. He was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church for over 30 years, where he served as a Deacon and a Trustee. Mr. Herrmann was an active member of the Centralia Rotary Club, served as a Board Member of the Centralia City Schools and on the Board of Directors of Old National Bank. He also served as local Chairman for the Habitat for Humanity Project, and Chairman of the Board of the local chapter of the American Cancer Society.

After moving to Sun City Center, Mr. Herrmann was a member of the SCC Men’s Club and attended Trinity Baptist Church. He also served as a volunteer driver with the SCC Security Patrol for five years and a volunteer driver with Samaritan Services in Sun City Center for two years.  He was a loving husband and a wonderful father who put God and family first in his life.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Margaret A. Herrmann; his children, Susan Herrmann Stonecipher and her husband Brad of Wildwood, Mo., Stephen R. Herrmann and his wife Denise of Pensacola, Fla., and Alan L. Herrmann and his wife Jessica of Coronado, Calif.; sister Audrey Gee and her husband George of Lockport, Ill.; brothers Ronald Herrmann and his wife Mary of Granville, Ill., and Kenneth Herrmann of Arvada, Colo.; grandchildren Blake and Will Stonecipher, Mallory, Abigail and Sophia Herrmann, Ryan and Garrett Herrmann; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Trinity Baptist Church in Sun City Center, Florida. The service will be followed by a light luncheon in the church fellowship hall.

Memorials honoring Richard Herrmann should be made to the Trinity Baptist Church, 702 Del Webb Blvd. West, Sun City Center, FL 33573.


Robert Margosian

Robert M. Margosian

Robert M. Margosian, 87, passed away January 4, 2014.

He was born in Boston, Mass. Robert moved to Farmington, Conn. where he and his family lived for 40 years, retired to Wells, Maine in 1987 and happily moved to Sun City Center, Fla. in 1999.

Robert served three years with the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific as an Aviation Metalsmith.

After earning B.A. and Master’s in Library Science degrees, his career  included working as a librarian at the Watertown (Mass.) Public Library and the Hartford (Conn.) Public Library, in an insurance agency, as the Supervisor of Corporate Records with CIGNA Corp. in Bloomfield, Conn. and, for several years, as an Assistant Secretary in CIGNA Field Properties Department.

Upon retirement, Robert started “Your Pet’s Portraits”, a professional pet photography business that benefited animal shelters and veterinarians.

In Sun City Center, Robert volunteered with the Sun City Center Emergency Squad and was an avid reader and card player.

He is survived by his loving wife Teresa (Roubian) of 64 years; loving son Kirk D. Margosian and his wife Catherine, and loving daughter Robin Margosian Carr and her husband Michael; and treasured grandsons Ethan Carr and his wife, Lindsay, Trevor Carr and Gabriel Jon Margosian.

A memorial service was held on January 11, 2014 at the Sun City Christian Center, 17566 U.S. Hwy 301 South in Wimauma.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sun City Center Emergency Squad, 720 Ray Watson Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573. Arrangements by  Sun City Center Funeral Home.


Florence R. Mateer

Florence R. Mateer, age 103, passed away on January 11, 2014 at Silver Bluff Village in Canton, N.C. Florence was born Oct. 4, 1910 to the late Patrick and Florence Bradshaw Glynn.

In addition to her parents, Florence was preceded in death by her husband, John Francis Mateer, and her sister, Frances Sarah Wyand.

Left to cherish her memory are son John Francis Jr. (Phyllis); daughters Florence Regina Estill and Fidelis “Dale” Jackson (John); 8 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Florence was a former resident of Aston Gardens at the Courtyards.

Services will be held at a later date. Garrett Funerals and Cremations in Waynesville, N.C. is assisting the family.


Evelyn S. Rust

Evelyn Marie Staben Rust, 93, passed away on January 11, 2014 in Sun City Center, Fla.  She lived a full adult life as an artist, wife, mother, and grandmother.

She was born in Springfield, Illinois, the daughter of an orthopedic surgeon, and was a graduate of MacMurray College and the Art Institute of Chicago. As a professional artist, she was a member of the prestigious Watercolor Society of America, and produced fine art in various media, including watercolor and oil paintings, charcoal and pastel drawings, and silkscreen prints in styles ranging from portraits to the abstract. Her oil painting, Blue Bouquet, won first prize for abstract art in the Boca Raton Art Festival, and her work was displayed in art shows across Florida. 

After growing up, marrying, and starting a family in Illinois, Evelyn and her husband (Dal) built a home and raised their children in Boca Raton, Florida before moving to Sun City Center after their retirement. She loved to travel and learn from many cultures across the world. At Sun City Center, Evelyn continued to paint and take art classes. She read books and loved music, and she was one of the earliest members of the Unity Community of Joy Church, as well as the Sun City Center Metaphysical Society.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Dallas Rust, Jr., and parents George and Mabel Staben. She is survived by sisters Dottie Quick and Ginger Henrichs;  sons Paul D. Rust, III and George S. Rust (wife, Cynthia Tucker Rust); grandchildren, Alex, Lily, Christina, and Daniel; and great-grandchildren Leeman, Everett, and Lucas.

Funeral services were held Monday (Jan. 20) at the National Cremation and Burial Society in Ruskin, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a charity of your choosing that eases suffering or builds peace or helps nurture love and light worldwide.


Karin Yoblonski

Karin Ann Yoblonski

Karin Ann (Yates) Yoblonski, 69, formerly of Sherman, Connecticut, passed away at home on January 11, 2014 in Sun City Center, Florida after a long illness. She was born on October 7, 1944 in Queens, New York to Karin and Robert Yates (predeceased). She graduated from Danbury High School. She attended Americo House of Beauty and became a licensed beautician, which she practiced for several years. She became an executive secretary and worked for Neeltran for a number of years. She then worked on many homesteading projects, including a large garden, beekeeper, and raised beef cattle and sheep.

She was married to Wilmer N. Boyer from 1963 to 1983, with whom she had two children. They resided in Danbury and Sherman, Conn. Her second marriage was to Walter A. Yoblonski in November 1984; after his retirement in 1997, they moved to Sun City Center, Fla.

During her years in Sun City Center, Karin was active in a number of organizations: she was an Exterior Vice President for the Stained Glass Club, Deputy Captain for the Security Patrol, was a member of the Lapidary Club, the Elks, the Red Hat Society and the RVing Club. She enjoyed time with friends during the Tuesday “lunch  bunch” and the Thursday dinner group.

She is survived by husband Walter; daughter Karin (Tim) Carr; son David (Debra) Boyer; grandsons Timothy (Christina) Totten and Matthew (Alecia) Boyer; and great-granddaughter Adriana. She also leaves step-daughters Lenora (David) Carr and Diana (Ron) Zorick; brother Robert (Barbara) Yates; nephew Jeffrey and many dear friends.

Karin touched the lives of everyone she met and will be sadly missed by all. There will be no memorial services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, toll-free 866-232-8484.

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