Obituaries January 24, 2013

Published on: January 23, 2013

James H. Hause
James H. Hause, 81, of Sun City Center, Florida, and formerly of Nineveh, Indiana, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013. He was born June 30, 1931 in Mulberry, Indiana to William Raymond and Esther Ruthell (Vore) Hause. He married Betty E. (Brock) Hause on September 20, 1952 in Antioch, Indiana; she preceded him in death on November 8, 2007. He was a 1949 graduate of Jackson Township High School in Clinton County, Indiana.

He retired after 20 years of service for the Ford Motor Company in Indianapolis, Indiana, retiring as a maintenance engineer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War.

Survivors include two daughters, Catherine Gordon (Jeff) of Easton, Connecticut and Cassandra Summerlot (Marlin) of Avon, Indiana; a son, Howard Hause (Debbie) of Negley, Ohio; ten grandchildren, Christopher M. Summerlot, Kevin D. Summerlot, Kaitlin E. Hause, Brittany R. Hause, Taylor E. Hause, Jennifer Hacker, James Hacker, Jacob Gordon, Stephen Gordon, and Rita Gordon; three great-grandchildren, Chase Summerlot, Matthew Summerlot, and Jameson Hacker; two sisters, Helen J. Hollis of Sun City Center, Florida and Marjorie Davison (John) of St. Cloud, Florida; and a cousin, Marsha Cooper of Ruskin, Florida.

The Reverend Harlan Kincade conducted a service Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Whitestone Christian Church in Coatesville, Indiana.  Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Greenwood, Indiana with full military honors. Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center in Franklin, Indiana is handling the arrangements.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Hause Scholarship Fund, in care of Ozark Christian College, 1111 N. Main Street, Joplin, Missouri 64801. Online condolences may be sent to the family at:


Jack E. Kenefick
Jack E. Kenefick, 84, passed on January 17, 2013 at South Bay Hospital in Sun City Center, FL while comforted by family members. He was born in Redlands, CA on December 3, 1928 to John and Estella Kenefick and grew up in the Los Angeles area attending Mt. Carmel High School.

Jack was a U.S. Military Veteran serving 20 years in the U.S. Navy until retirement in 1968. On February 25, 1963, Jack married Arlys Royce.  They would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary next month. Jack was the proud father of daughter Estella Kenefick, who preceded him in death.  After retirement from the Navy, Jack and his family lived in Long Beach, CA until 1982 when they moved to El Paso, TX, where Jack started a new career as truck driver. 

Due to the onset of serious illness, Jack and Arlys moved to Apollo Beach in 2009 to live with daughter Terry Fitzgerald and her husband. Jack is survived by wife Arlys Kenefick; step-daughter Terry Fitzgerald; stepson Larry Wells; sisters Mary Fromwiller and Betty Fox; brothers Jerry and Pat Kenefick; granddaughters Johnna Smith and Debbie Martinez; and numerous nephews and nieces. 

Interment will be in Bay Pines National Cemetery, St. Petersburg, FL. Our deepest gratitude goes out to the staff at South Bay Hospital for giving Jack sympathetic and compassionate care. Thank you and God bless you all.  In lieu of flowers make donations to the American Lung Association.


Thomas LeBerth Jr.
Thomas R. LeBerth Jr., 58, of Apollo Beach, Florida passed away January 12, 2013. He served in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam Conflict.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Donna; daughters Chantel Brown and Laurie (Rick) Barnes; father and stepmother, Thomas and Sally LeBerth, Sr.; stepfather Peter LeBerth; brothers, John (Gina) LeBerth, Steven LeBerth, and Patrick (Holly) LeBerth; sisters Elizabeth Coakley and Peggy (Harold Brown) LeBerth; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial service with Military Honors was held 1 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Sun City Center Funeral Home. Interment will be in Bay Pines National Cemetery, Bay Pines, Fla. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.


Grace L. Malley
Grace L. Malley, 91, of Sun City Center, FL passed away on January 18, 2013. She was born in Brooklyn, NY, and lived in Albertson, Long Island, NY for 35 years before moving to West Palm Beach, FL.

In 2005 she moved to Sun City Center, FL. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 57 years, John F. Malley. She is survived by son Kenneth J. (Darlene) Malley of Pleasant Valley, NY; daughter Gloria A. (Roy) Musgnug of Sun City Center, FL; granddaughters Colleen Egger and Jessica Malley; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services and entombment will be held in Lake Worth, FL on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

A local Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center, FL on Friday, January 25, 2013. In lieu of flowers, donations to either Redeemer Lutheran Church 701 Valley Forge Blvd, Sun City Center, FL 33573 or H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, P.O. Box 23827, Tampa, FL 33623 would be appreciated.


Elwell Davison Sanborn
Elwell Davison Sanborn of Sun City Center died December 27, 2012 after a long illness. He was born on January 12, 1925 in Plymouth, New Hampshire.  On September 22, 1945 Sanborn and Carmen Poulin married at the naval base in Norfolk, Virginia.

Elwell joined the United States Army in 1943 at the age of seventeen. He participated in the Normandy landing (Omaha Beach), the liberation of northern France, and the battles of the Rhine, the Ardennes and the Bulge.  Staff Sergeant in Company “C” of the 134th Infantry (35th Infantry Division), Mr. Sanborn was wounded in Holland (for which he received the Purple Heart).  For his efforts in France, Mr. Sanborn was honored by being named a “Knight in the National Order of the Legion of Honor,” the highest French award given to military or civilian recipients.

After the war, Mr. Sanborn worked at Scott & Williams in Laconia, NH until he retired. The Sanborns built the Flamingo Motel in Weirs Beach, NH, and ran it for many years until their retirement to Florida. They were married for 67 years and have two children: Sandra Strait (William) and Brenda Hair (Lynn).  They are the grandparents of three: (Lauren Osner, Karen Kelly, and Christopher Hair, and great-grandparents of (Ryan Osner, Miranda Osner, and Allison Hair). 

Services will be held at the Sarasota National Cemetery on January 25, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to LifePath Hospice, Sun City Center, Florida.


Geraldine (Jean) Vislay
Geraldine (Jean) Vislay, age 84, died January 10, 2013. She is survived by her five children: Diane (Frank) Blackburn, Darlene (John) Rich, Sandra (Ray) Ilse, Charles Nash Jr., and Michael (Ann) Nash. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband Louis (Lou) Vislay. She is also survived by her step-daughters Patricia Vislay and Joan Vislay.

Jean was a resident of Ruskin, FL for 33 years and loved cooking and taking care of her yard. She and her husband were avid bowlers and both worked at Thunderbird Lanes.

A memorial service will take place in Perrysburg, Ohio at St. Rose Catholic Church, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband.