Obituaries December 2, 2010

Published on: November 26, 2010

SHERWOOD, Eleanor J.

Ellie Sherwood, 79, passed away after a brief illness in Tampa, Florida on August 30, 2010. She was born on Christmas Day in 1930 in Rochester, New York to Cecil and Maria (Genova) Kellar.
Ellie is survived by three grown children, sons Paul Werner and Daniel Werner, and daughter, Lori (Phil) Sabon; three grandchildren, Steven Werner, Ryan and McKenna Sabon; sister Beatrice Petterson, brothers Richard (Alice) Kellar and Willard Kellar.
After high school, Ellie became a flight attendant for Capital Airlines and Eastern Airlines for almost 9 years, then got married and retired from the airlines to raise her children in Michigan. She earned a bachelor’s degree and then a master’s of social work (MSW) and worked for the State of Michigan as a Disability Examiner for many years. After retiring, she moved to Vermont, then Winter Haven and Sun City Center, Florida. Ellie was a member of the Tampa Sailing Squadron, loved attending air shows, genealogy, traveling, and entertaining family and friends. Ellie was a volunteer for Tampa’s Guardian ad Litem, which is a program to help abused, neglected and abandoned children. She was also a member of St. Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin, Florida.
Funeral services were held on Sept 15, 2010 at St. James Catholic Church in Mason, Michigan. A get together will be held near Sun City Center, Florida to celebrate Ellie’s life during the week of Thanksgiving. Please leave a message at 810-522-7570 for information.
Memorial contributions may be made in Ellie’s name to “Voices For Children,” which is part of the Guardian ad Litem program:, or to the Youth Sailing Program at Tampa Sailing Squadron:


Eva L. O’Boyle, 89, of Valrico passed away November 19, 2010. She is survived by her children, Paul, Mary Lee and Jr., Pat and John, Kathy, Robert, Leona and Steve, Ken and Lydia.
Love you Forever.

MEEK, Jane Snyders

Jane Snyders Meek, a long-time resident of Sun City Center, FL. and Jackson, MI.,  died Saturday, November 13, 2010 from congestive heart failure and lung cancer.  Jane was 92.  A loving mother of Lt. Col. James Snyders PhD (wife Marylea) of Brandon FL, and Robert Snyders (wife Alice) of Hudsonville MI.  A loving grandma of Colin Snyders and great granddaughter Ella Snyders of Falls Church VA.  
Jane, a kindergarten teacher, retired from the Van Dyke Public Schools in Warren Michigan.  Her biggest joy came from being with family and friends.  She loved to travel which included most all of the 50 states, Europe and Asia.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to either Life Path Hospice, Development Dept., 12973 N. Telecom Pkwy, Ste. 100, Temple Terrace, FL 33637, or Faith Hospice, 2100 Raybrook St, Ste. 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

McKINNEY, Patricia

Patricia McKinney passed away November 17, 2010, with her family in Kalamazoo.  She was born September 24, 1926, in Pellston, MI to the late John and Beatrice (Riegel) Gehman.  Patricia was married on October 6, 1952, to Robert McKinney, who preceded her in death on March 15, 2003.  She was a very social person, loved to travel and was always said to be “on the go”.  She didn’t cook very often but made great reservations.  Surviving Patricia are her children, Debra McKinney of Bogota, Colombia, Elaine (Greg) Mannes of Kalamazoo, Janis McKinney of Grand Rapids, Bob (Michelle) McKinney of Coppell, TX and Greg (Tammy) McKinney of Tarpon Springs, FL;  four grandchildren, Courtney Mannes, Kevin, Alex and Andrea McKinney; sisters, Rosina North and B. Anne Gehman.  Also preceding Patricia in death were sisters Mary Horton and Aloise Kaprowski and brothers John and Bob Gehman.  No visitation is scheduled.  A private family memorial gathering will take place at a later date.  Interment will take place at Bay Pines Cemetery in Tampa, FL.  Arrangements are by the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 S. 9th St.  Memorials in Patricia’s name may be directed to Hospice of Southwest Michigan or to a charity of your choice.  “We will miss our beautiful mom and grandma and her fun, adventurous spirit.”  Please see for online obituary, register book and condolences.

MUISE, Arthur Andrew


Arthur Andrew Muise, 79, of Sun City Center, passed away on Monday, November 22, 2010 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
Born in Boston, MA, Arthur served in the Army during the Korean War.  He was extremely proud of his military service.
A retired insurance adjuster, Arthur loved his tools and working on his house and researching his family tree.
Arthur is survived by his wife Susan of Sun City Center;  sister, Margaret Ennis of Boyton Beach, FL; children, Stephen Muise of Norcross, GA, Gary Muise of Chelmsford, MA, Carolanne Lanouette of Danville, NH, Corinne Tosti of Framingham, MA, and Jacqueline Hart of Salem, MA..
He also had 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Arthur’s ashes will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Palm Garden of Sun City Center, 3850 Upper Creek Drive, Sun City Center, or to your local military organization.

GUITRON Juan and Sergio


Juan and Sergio Guitron whose lives were taken short, died on Thanksgiving Day.

Juan, 28, was born on July 12, 1982 and Sergio, 22, was born on February 11, 1988. The men are survived solely by mother Paz Quezada. They were preceded in death by their father in January 2004. They were beloved sons, cousins, friends and will never be forgotten.

BERNARD, John (Jack)

John “Jack” Bernard, 84, of Sun City Center, FL, passed away on November 27, 2010 at Tampa General Hospital.  Born on April 11, 1926 in Parma, Ohio, Jack was a retired business owner of Bernard Specialty Company in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to the area in 1998.  He was a WWII US Army Veteran and a member of the Woodcarvers of Sun City Center, the Sawdust Engineers of Sun City Center, Rod & Reel Club of Kings Point, the Gadabouts of Sun City Center and the Simmons Lake Association.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Willi and survivors include his wife, Caroline of Sun City Center; three sisters: Rita (Larry) Taddie, Catherine Dunkle & Ruth Wise; 14 nieces and nephews; 5 children and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren along with dear friends, Art & Elsie Shirley.  A Funeral Service will be held on December 8, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive with family receiving friends prior to services from 12:00 to 2:00 PM.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jack’s memory to a charity of choice.  Arrangements are under the care of Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, FL