Obituaries April 1, 2010

Published on: March 31, 2010



Bea Almand, 70 of Ruskin, Fla passed away March 28, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton and her son, Bill Almand. Survivors include four sons, Buddy, Butch, Keith and Steve Almand; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, April 1, 2010 at Wimauma Church of God, 5504 State Road 674, Wimauma, Fla., burial at Fellowship Cemetery, Lithia, Fl.
Arrangements were made by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, FL.

LANG, Robert William


Robert W. Lang, (Bob), 78, a ten year resident of Kings Point, passed away on March 26 after battling cancer.  During his retirement here, he was active in the Kings Point Lawn Bowling Club, the SSC Barbershop Chorus, and the KP Mens Golf League.
He was born in Medford, Mass.; educated at Johns Hopkins University where he received a degree in industrial engineering and later a MBA degree from the University of Delaware.  He joined the US Army shortly after graduation and served as an officer in the Engineering Corps until his accident in 1956. He worked for the DuPont Company and the Greater Wilmington Development Council in Delaware.  He was active in the Scandinavian Stamp Collectors Club, the Seamens Center at the Port of Wilmington, St. Thomas  Episcopal Church and the DuPont Company’s lawn bowling and golf leagues.
He was married to his wife, Peggy, in 1956 and they enjoyed 53 years of marriage.  He is survived by his wife, Margaret; children; Cheryl Dulan, Jeffrey and Todd Lang and their spouses; and grandchildren; Chris, Abby, Michael, Maddy, Matt, Eric and Mia; and his sister, Virginia Driver.  
A memorial service is planned for Thursday, April 1, 2010 at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb East, Sun City Center at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Lifepath Hospice or the SSC Emergency Squad. A private burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery.



Norma Caroline Welcome Dudley, 82, of Concord, NH and Apollo Beach, Fl., passed away on March 18, 2010.  

She is survived by a loving husband, Wilton Dudley, her two daughters, Marsha Palm of Concord, NH and Barbara Lucas of Encinitas, CA., as well as her son-in-law, Jack Lucas; her grandchildren, Jessana Palm, Chandar Argeriou, Ashlea Palm, Jason Lucas, Jonathan Lucas, Amanda Lucas; and her great-grandchildren, Maxwell Argeriou, Victoria Argeriou, Caleb Beaupre, Cedar Beaupre, and Gianna Martinelli.  She leaves a sister Barbara Perry of Pembroke, NH, and a brother, Leigh Welcome of Barnstead, NH., as well as nieces and nephews.
Norma retired in l988 from GTE as a sales correspondent, she was a certified nursing assistant at St. Joseph’s Community Services, a coordinator of the elderly program at St. Mary’s in Hillsboro, NH., and a member of the NH Women’s Golf Association.
Norma passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. She.was a pillar of strength through her hard fought battle of MDS.  She leaves a legacy of love and determination to face any adversity in life and her family and friends will deeply miss her.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to:  H. Lee Moffit Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, Fl.  33612 or to Life path Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, Fl.  33573

YATES, Willard E.


Willard E. Yates, 1938-2010, 70, passed peacefully at home on March 22, 2010.  He was born in Homer City, PA.  and relocated to Rochester NY and later retired to Sun City Center.
He was an avid golfer and member of the Durand Eastman Men’s Golf League, Falcon Watch Golf League and the DILIGAS Golf Group. He honorably served in the United States Army.  
Will is survived by his wife Annie; his children Mark (Jennifer) of NY; Kirk of FL; daughter Heather (James Blackham) NY and beloved grandson, Stephen Yates, NY. He is also survived by his sister Carol (Larry) Becker;  brother-in-law Bob Barker; sister-in-law Patty Barker; brother-in-law Dick Ling; many nieces and nephews and an uncle and several aunts and other loved ones.
Arrangements were made by  Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, FL


Else Martin, 92, of Sun City Center, FL passed away March 22, 2010.
She was preceded in death by her husband George Martin Jr.  Survivors include one daughter Karen (Lyle) Richards; one son George D. (Sueanne) Martin; 10 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 13 Great Great Grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. with Funeral Services at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Christ The King Lutheran Church, 11421 Big Bend Road, in Riverview.
Interment will be in Mansion Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Ellenton. In Lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to Sun City Hospice or Christ The King Lutheran Church.

OTTO, Albert

Albert F. Otto, 97, of Sun City Center, FL passed away peacefully on March 23, 2010. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on July 18, 1912 and resided for many years on his farm near Three Springs, PA. He also lived in Neptune, NJ from 1968 until his move to Florida in 2003.
Albert was predeceased by his parents, Gustav Otto and Maria Wehofer, and his beloved wife of 41 years, Marie R. Grohgans Otto. Surviving are his daughter, Mitzi Winingear and husband, John, of Centralia, MO; a granddaughter, Julia Parker, and two great grandchildren, Brittany Heidbrink and Justin Parker, all of MO. Also surviving are two step-daughters, Marion Winsor and Rosalie Murphy of Sun City Center, FL.
A graduate of Drury College in MO, with a major in Botany, Albert served in the Army Air Force stationed at the Pentagon in Washington, DC. He retired from Otis Elevator in Harrison, New Jersey.
Albert served for many years with his wife in the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 88, Point Pleasant, NJ. He was also a life member of the National Geographic Society. Albert will be greatly missed but fondly remembered by family and friends.
Arrangements are being handled by the National Cremation and Burial Society, Ruskin, FL with interment to take place at a later date in St. Catharine’s Cemetery, Sea Girt, NJ. Services are private at the convenience of the family.