Obituaries May 27, 2010

Published on: May 27, 2010

SHINKLE, Lois Kemp


Lois Kemp Shinkle, 88 years of age, died May 15 in Eaton, Ohio after an illness of several months.  She had been a longtime resident of Sun City Center and Ohio.  She was a member of the United Commmnity Church and the Audubon Society.  As an educator, she was a retired teacher and principal in the school systems of New Paris, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio. She was the widow of Walker Shinkle and is survived by many friends and relatives.  Funeral service was in Eaton, Ohio May 20.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Sun City Center Audubon Society, in care of Ed Clancy, 680 Allegheny Dr., Sun City Center, Fl 33573.

McCARTY, Shirley W.


Shirley W. McCarty, 76 of Sun City Center, succumbed to illness on May 18, 2010 in Sun City Center.  Mrs. McCarty was born in Danbury, CT, on January 21, 1934, to Mabelle and Paul Weeks and has been a resident of Sun City Center for nearly 20 years.  She is survived by her two sons; Scott and Kevin, three grandchildren; Brett, Christopher and Amanda, great granddaughter Hailey, sister Joan and nieces Carol and Debbie. She was an avid golfer, devoted friend and neighbor.  She was an inspiration to all who knew her and she will be sorely missed.  A memorial service will be held for family and friends at the residence on May 29, 2010 at 4:30pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Cancer Research Institute of your choice. Zipperer’s Funeral Home

GOODRICH, Eddie Blake


Eddie Blake Goodrich died peacefully April 20, 2010 of Alzheimers disease while under the care of Lifepath Hospice in Sun City Center, FL. He was a WWII combat veteran in the Pacific theater taking part in the battles of Palau and Iwo Jima. Following the war he attended Georgia Tech where he earned an Electrical Engineering degree in three years. He spent most of his career in the Panama Canal Zone. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Catherine, two sons Mark and his wife Lauri, Paul and his wife Beth, two daughters, Gail and her husband Jess Totten and Cathy and her husband Sam Scibner. He was lovingly called Papa by his 11 grandchildren and two great grandsons. He is also survived by his two sisters Charlyne G. Knepper and Connie G. Brantley of Convington, Ga.

FERNANDEZ, Patrician


Patrician Fernandez, 79, of Gibsonton passed away May 1, 2010. Pat worked at the Riverview and Ruskin Moose Lodge for many years as a fanastic cook. She was a member of the WOTM at Riverview Moose Lodge. Pat was preceded in death by her husband Avelino Fernandez. She is survived by her sister, Rita Saunders of Garden City, SC. A memorial service celebrating Pat’s life was held on May 22 at 1:00pm at the Riverview Moose Lodge.



Charles “Chuck” Alderman, 79, of Sun City Center passed away April 25, 2010. He was born and raised in Tampa, FL and was a 5th generation Floridian. He also resided in Riverview and Brandon. He lived part time in a mountain cabin which he built near Nellysford, Virginia. After graduation from Hillsborough High School in 1950, he enlisted in the Florida National Guard and later joined the U.S. Air Force serving during the Korean War. He served as a motorcycle, uniformed and plain clothes deputy with the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office and retired as captain from the City of Tampa Fire Department. Chuck was an expert marksman and enjoyed competitive and recreational shooting, deer hunting, riding, fishing, boating as well as raising beef cattle and rounding up the herd with his favorite german shepherd, Gunther. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Tanya (De La Torre) Alderman, three children Lance (Gina), Kirk, and Luana (Alan) Pullaro, and five grandchildren. Colby, Erika, Seth, Noah, and Zackary. A celebration of his life was held May 1 at Sun City Center Funeral Home. 1851 Rickenbacker Driver in Sun City Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to LifePath Hospice, 3755 Upper Creek Drive in Ruskin. He will be sorely missed by his family, relatives, and friends.