Obituaries May 31, 2012

Published on: May 31, 2012

Florence Paul Sharkey
Florence Paul Sharkey, 89, passed from this life to one of eternity on May 4, 2012 at Sun Terrace Health Care Center, Sun City Center, Florida. Mrs. Sharkey was born in Montague, MA. She attended St. Ann’s Parochial School in Turners Fall, MA and was a graduate of St. Ann’s Academy in Marlborough, MA. She was employed by the Greenfield Tap & Die Corporation in Greenfield, MA from 1941 to 1943. She served in the United States Coast Guard from 1943 to 1946 and attained the rank of Chief Petty Officer. From 1946 to 1947 she worked for the Civilian Production administration in Washington, DC. When that Agency was disestablished, she was employed by the National Bureau of Standards. She received a Superior Accomplishment Award in 1972 and the US Department of commerce Bronze Medal Award for Superior Federal Service in 1975. She retired in 1977 with over 32 years of Federal Service. She was a daily Communicant and Eucharistic Minister at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center, FL, where she taught classes for the making of Countless rosary beads for missionaries all over the world. She is predeceased by her husband of 56 years, James F. Sharkey and a nephew, Richard Laurie, formally of Greenfield, MA. Survivors include her nieces, Patricia A. Rogers of Cape Cod, MA, Anne Conti of South Hadley, MA, Yvette Bissell of Turners Falls, MA, and Mary Ann Casey of Scranton, PA; nephews George Sharkey of W. Wyoming, PA, Joseph Sharkey of Lasfin, PA, John Sharkey of Glen Garden, NJ and Thomas Sharkey of Moosic, PA. Mrs. Sharkey also leaves several great and great, great nieces and nephews and a great, great, great nephew. She was particularly close to her faithful caregiver, Mary Lou Bascunan of Sun City Center, FL. A memorial mass will be held  11 AM, Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center, Fl.  Burial will take place alongside her husband James and family at Saint Ann’s Cemetery, Turner Falls, MA. at a later date. Donations in Mrs. Sharkey’s name may be made to LifePath Hospice, 3010 W. Azeele Street, Tampa FL. 33609

Viola D. Baumann
Viola D. Baumann, 85, of Sun City Center passed away peacefully at home May 20, 2012. Viola was born in Library, Pa. on November 20, 1926 to Rudolph and Stefanie Dolence. She was a graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School and The John Robert Powers School of Modeling; married in Las Vegas, Nevada to Glenn Baumann on April 30, 1960; was employed by Duquesne Light Company for over 45 years and worked at Shippingport Atomic Power Station during its entire existence. Among her many interests were dancing, traveling, fishing, flying, sewing and lawn bowling. She was predeceased in death by her brother, Robert Dolence in May, 1990. She is survived by her husband, Glenn, a sister, Alycia Martin of Las Vegas, NV and an aunt, Anne Katusin of Largo, FL. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Lifepath Hospice, 12973 Telecom Parkway, Suite 100, Temple Terrace, FL 33637.

No memorial services are planned at this time.

Herman Lester Johns
Herman Lester Johns of Ruskin was born to proud parents Nov 3, 1933. He was united with the lord May 12, 2012. He is survived by 4 daughters, Ellyn Spieler, Denise Fillmon, Sandra Fundora, Marilyn Buss; nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. June 2, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Ruskin 820 College Ave. West, Ruskin Fl.