Obituaries June 21, 2012

Published on: June 21, 2012

George F. O’Brien
George F. O’Brien, 84, of Sun City Center, passed away June 12, 2012. He was born in Syracuse, NY and retired from the City of Syracuse Fire Department after 25 years of service. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Bishop McLaughlin Knights of Columbus, The Ancient Order of Hibernians, The American Legion, and The National Order of Retired Police and Firefighters Association, and St. Anne’s Catholic Church. He retired from Prince of Peace Catholic Church at age 80. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Elizabeth ‘Betty’ O’Brien; daughter, Karen Ryan of Sun City Center, FL; son Dennis (Bette-Lou) of Valencia, CA; grandson, Sean (Amber) Ryan of Delaware, OH; grandsons, Declan and Liam Ryan, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Funeral Mass was held June 18, 2012 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Ruskin, FL with burial at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Donations may be made to St. Anne’s Catholic Church Building Fund.
Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.

Jerry Dean White
Jerry Dean White passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 in Sun City Center, Florida. Jerry was born on September 10, 1924 in Des Moines, Iowa, where he spent his childhood.  He graduated from North High School and joined the US Army in 1942.  He served as a medic in WWII in the 104th Infantry, the Timberwolf Division, until 1945 and was awarded the Bronze Star. Upon discharge from the Army, Jerry returned to Des Moines and worked for the US Postal Service.  Jerry married Patricia Jean West in 1947 and had two sons; Tim Dean White and Terry Alan White. Upon retirement from the USPS, Jerry and Pat moved to Sun City Center, Florida where they enjoyed golf, tennis and many other activities with new friends.  Pat passed away in 1998 and Jerry moved to Aston Gardens in Sun City Center. He soon met Marjorie Ellis and they shared 13 years of loving companionship. 

Jerry is survived by his sons, Tim and Terry, 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

In Memory
Edward Lawrence Hoskins Jr.
July 3, 1980 – April 20, 2010
In memory of your special day, we miss you more and the love still lives with Mom, Grandma, Ryan and Ethan.

Donald J. Feehan
Donald J. Feehan, a resident of Sun City Center, Fl and Sag Harbor, N.Y. passed away peacefully at Hospice House, Sun City Center, Fl. on June 14, 2012. Donald, born in Jamaica, N.Y. on October 5, 1930 was one of three sons of Joseph and Alice Blauvelt Feehan. He attended Bishop Loughlin High School, graduating from New York University. Donald married Patricia M. Murphy of Floral Park and they were the parents of four children, Mary Anne Blamey, Peter Feehan, John Feehan and Timothy Feehan. Professionally, Don worked as a banker and then Village Clerk for Floral Park and Old Westbury, N.Y.

In 1985, he married Joan Hulse Schoen of Sag Harbor and in the process became the instant father to JoAnn Scibek, Deborah O’Brien, Christine Schoen and Jon Schoen. The combined families of eight children consist of a wonderful family of spouses, 21 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Donald is predeceased by his brother, Raymond, and survived by his brother Joseph.

Don will be remembered as a kind and gentle man, a historian, a Mets fan and after wintering in Florida, a Ray’s fan.

A Memorial Mass was held at Prince of Peace Roman Catholic Church in Sun City Center and a funeral Mass will be held at St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church on July 7, 2012 at 11 a.m. Father Andrew Blake will be officiating, with interment at St. Andrew’s Cemetery, Sag Harbor.

Donations may be made to Lifepath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, Fl., 33573.

Jean “Jeannie” T. Buchanan
1933 – 2012
Jean “Jeannie” T. Buchanan passed in peace at home on Mother’s Day, in the arms of her devoted and loving daughters, shortly after her son-in-law quietly uttered these, now cherished words “Jeannie, I’ve planted a rosebush in the garden for you – Happy Mother’s Day”, Sunday – May 13, 2012.

She was the eldest of four siblings born to Joseph Louis Trombley and Wilma Marie Trombley of Lamoille County, in its shire town of Hyde Park, Vermont on October 23, 1933.  She graduated from Cabot High School as Class Salutatorian and was awarded the Babe Ruth Good Sportsmanship Award, for her conduct and skill as captain of the girls basketball team.  She joined the Air Force and attended San Angelo Business College on the GI Bill, receiving a diploma in Business Administration.  She also earned an AA from Allan Hancock College.  Jean retired from the Pentagon in October of 1988 after 30 years with the US Government – Civil Service as an Executive Secretary; however, she also worked for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Secretary of Defense and Navy Budget Offices within the Pentagon.  Jeannie always had a love of travel, accepting assignments overseas in Korea and then Okinawa, which opened the portal to an exciting life abroad, further enhancing her wanderlust.  Never forgetting those she served along side of, she remained a life long supporter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  To her credit most of her former bosses kept in contact with her throughout the years.  They understood that she was the “Original” – Adept Woman behind the Successful Man.

Jeannie being an avid golfer, retired in Sun City Center, Florida (South of Tampa) and joined the Caloosa Greens Ladies Golfers, often ranking high in the local golf stats; a seasoned square dancer she has belonged to many circles, first stepping out with the Bachelors & Bachelorettes in Lompoc/Santa Maria, California and later twirling with the Sun City Center Swingers at home in Florida; Jean’s sorority membership began as a BSP in 1971 – joining an Exemplar Chapter, Xi Omicron Tau and then served in numerous capacities at various chapters throughout the years, until she became a member of her local Perceptor Epsilon Upsilon in Sun City Center.

She is survived by her three children; daughter Sabrina A. Sloat, son-in-law David and grandson Spencer of Reno, Nevada; daughter Sabra Dea Buchanan and granddaughter Ashzra Dea of Coronado, California; dearly loved son Kit I. Buchanan of Burlington, Vermont; brother Jay Louis Trombley – “Family Patriarch” – of Barre, Vermont; sister-in-laws and friends Pauline Manosh & Vicki Maitre of Morrisville, Vermont; and many cherished nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her beloved father and mother Joseph Louis & Wilma Marie Trombley; adored grandmother Mildred “Cushing” Jackson; “Brother” Joseph Richard Trombley – “Keeper of the Homestead”; brother Dean Lloyd Trombley – “Dean The Dream”; and the “Love of her Life” Albert “Huck” Buchanan, whom now holds her in love’s eternal embrace.

Mom encouraged us; her children, to be strong and confident, enabling us to express ourselves freely and be heard.  She loved life and embraced it head-on with finesse and gusto!!  Mom inspired everyone; through example, to grasp the reigns of life and never hesitate when a road block presents itself, but to reroute and “Go For It” – Mom’s Motto.

As per Mom’s request there will be no official ceremony. Her ashes will be scattered at the family burial site, within the gates of Pleasant View Cemetery in Morrisville, Vermont. 

M. Louise Kammerlohr
M. Louise Kammerlohr, 94, died Thursday, May 24, 2012, in Sun City Center, FL. A memorial service will take place at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Boulevard, Sun City Center, FL. Internment will be private at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Louise was born January 24, 1918, in North Loup, Nebraska, to Thomas and Ethel Hamer. She was the 3rd of 9 children. Louise was active in the 7th Day Baptist Church and the community, and in 1935 graduated from North Loup High School with a scholarship to Milton College, Wisconsin. After 2 years at Milton, Louise transferred to the University of Nebraska, initially majoring in child welfare, and later earning her Bachelor of Science from the University of Nebraska Teachers College. For the next 2 years she taught elementary school and music in Comstock and Broken Bow, NE. While at the U of N she met the love of her life, Kam, and they married on June 4, 1942. During Kam’s service in World War II, Louise worked for Western Electric in Lincoln. Later, she was one of the first women to become a Quality Control Engineer with Bell Telephone Laboratories. In Utah, she did some substitute teaching, but as a homemaker, most of her energy was directed toward providing a stable and loving environment for her family. She also was an exceptional seamstress. Eventually, she became office manager for RE/MAX A-1, Inc., bringing efficiency and high standards to the company. Louise was extensively involved in the Lutheran Church, especially with the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She was Utah Zone President, Utah-Idaho District President, Parliamentarian for the International LWML, and led many seminars and Bible studies. Louise was also a member of the American Institute of Parliamentarians, and served as President of both the Utah Real Estate Auxiliary and the Salt Lake Optimist Auxiliary. People appreciated her positive organizational and leadership skills. From early in her life, Louise had a love for music. She was an accomplished pianist, using her skills to accompany at her church as a youth and in her teaching. She instilled that love of music into her children. A later interest in genealogies was used to develop the Kammerlohr family tree. Her love of people and learning, and Kam’s love of travel, took them to all 50 states. In 1988, Kam and Louise moved to Sun City Center, FL, where she enjoyed people, retirement, and the “warmer weather”. She spent her last years in a care facility due to Alzheimers. Now she is experiencing the glories of heaven. Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Kam, her sisters, Winnie, Florence, Muriel, Marjory, Evelyn, and Carolyn, and her brother, Lewis. She is survived by her children, Mary (Jake) Brake of Dade City, FL, and Bill (Norma) Kammerlohr of Springfield, IL, her grandchildren, Josh (Krista) Kammerlohr of Denver, CO, Dan (Jacquie) Kammerlohr of Salt Lake City, UT, and Anna Kammerlohr of Springfield, IL, great-grandsons Titus and Andrew Kammerlohr of Denver, CO, and Silas Kammerlohr of Salt Lake City, UT, and her brother, John Hamer of Hastings, NE. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association, Redeemer Lutheran Church, or the donor’s favorite charity.

Brian Gerry
Brian Gerry, of Sun City Center, Florida, died unexpectedly June 10. He was born in Biddeford, Maine, May 23, 1952. Graduated from Thorton Academy; attened the University of Prince Edward Island and Baylor University. He participated in all sports, excelling in football and baseball. He served in the army for 10 years. For four of these years, he worked as a Benefits Counselor for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC for 25 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Maryland, Kings Point Sportsman’s Club and the Kings Point Executive Golf Club.

He retired in 2009 and moved to Florida. He was witty, clever, and charismatice. He was a light hearted person that could anyone laugh. He will live forever in the hearts of his family.

He is survived by his parents, Jovis and Rosa Fortier Gerry; a sister Carol and her husband Darrell Harp of Fort Lauderdale, FL.; his wife Cynthia and son Kyle of Bowie, MD.; a daughter Amanda of Las Vegas, NV. and several aunts and uncles in Saco, ME.

There will be a funeral mass Monday, June 18, at 11 a.m. at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center, FL. Burial will be at the Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery in Maryland.

Denise Marie McIntyre
Denise Marie McIntyre, 45, of Ruskin, FL, passed away of breast cancer, on June 9, 2012. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y. May 25, 1967, moved to Tampa with her family in 1972, and as a young adult she moved to Ruskin in 1988. She is survived by her loving husband of 19 years Ronald (BigMc) McIntyre of Ruskin;  maternal son,  Justin S. McIntyre of CVN69 U.S.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower USN; son, Brian C. McIntyre of Apollo Beach; daughter,  Christina A. McIntyre of Apollo Beach; mother, Nola Watson of Ruskin;  brothers, Fred Watson of Riverview and Thomas Watson of Ruskin; sister, Elizabeth Watson of Riverview; two grandchildren, Alexis Marie and Camrin Ashton McIntyre; daughter-in-law, Nichole McIntyre all of Apollo Beach; mother and father-in-law, Mark and Gloria Meyer of Hartford, TN; sister-in-laws, Andrea Watson, Tammy Poole, Toni Stone, Connie McIntyre, Carrie Self, Meredith Riggs and brother-in-law Warren Stone. She was preceded in death by her father, Daniel C. Watson and her uncle Tom.

Denise had two nephews, five nieces, eleven grand nieces and nephews. She will be deeply missed by many wonderful friends as well as colleagues where she was employed as a customer service agent at LKQ for 12 years. Denise always enjoyed being with family and was its inspiration. She continued to live a zestful life even after her cancer was becoming more and more painful. From zip lining in the Smokey Mountains in September 2011 to riding Rollercoasters at Disney, she always had fun. She had a poem posted on her pin board at work and she kept it close to her and lived by it:

“As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken, probably more than once and it’s harder every time. You’ll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You’ll fight with your best friend. You’ll blame a new love for things an old one did. You’ll cry because time is passing too fast, and you’ll eventually lose someone you love. So take many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you’ve never been hurt because, every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you’ll never get back.”
— Author Unknown

Denise took thousands of pictures, loved everyone she met, very rarely was upset about anything. She had a grace about her that compelled everyone that met her to love her as well. So, in the end, it’s not how many people you have loved, it is how many people love you.

A celebration of life will be announced in the near future. Cremation was performed by Zipperer’s Funeral Home. Please, go to to sign her guest book, share any photos or stories you may have.

In lieu of flowers please send a donation to Moffitt Cancer Center Women’s Breast  Clinic.