Carolanne DiSciorio (née Williamson) 78, of Sun City Center, Fla., formerly of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., passed away in the comfort of her home on Tuesday, December 23, 2014.
Carolanne was born in Yonkers N.Y., to the late Joseph and Margaret (née Sloan) Williamson. Retired as a Customer Service Representative for the Board of Cooperative Educational Services in Elmsford, N.Y. She was Past President of the Emblem Club, the Ladies Auxiliary Association of the Yorktown Elks, B.P.O.E. #2324.
She will be laid to rest with her beloved husband, Joseph A. DiSciorio Sr., in eternal peace at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Yonkers.
Carolanne was the loving and proud mother of Joseph Anthony DiSciorio Jr. (Robin), of Annapolis, Md., J. David DiSciorio of Tampa, Laura McDermott (Dan) of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., and Sloan Matheson (Mike) of Shrub Oak, N.Y. Also surviving are her loving grandchildren Sara Di-Sciorio, Joseph A. DiSciorio III, Alexis Nast, John David DiSciorio Jr., Michael Matheson, Carolanne Matheson; brothers Jack Williamson and Thomas Williamson, both of Sun City Center; and many nieces and nephews. Brothers Joseph and Robert Williamson predeceased her.
The family would like to take this opportunity to thank Connie Behrens and Al Perrine of LifePath Hospice for all their care and love they gave our Mother. The family is requesting donations be made to c/o Green Team, Development Dept., LifePath Hospice, 12470 Telecom Drive, Suite 300, Temple Terrace, FL 33637.
Peter Frank Eakers
Peter Frank Eakers, 90, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away January 4, 2015.
He is survived by daughter Cheryl Gilmour; son David Eakers; grandchildren Heather and Hayley; three great-grandchildren; and brother Mark (Bess) Eakers.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at St. John the Divine, 1015 E. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center.
Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.
Louise Kohnle, born in Chicago, Ill., of parents Josef and Lydia Ortmeyer, passed away on January 17, 2015, at age 80.
Her family moved to Germany when she was 2 and lived there through World War II. Her father was presumed dead as a prisoner-of-war in Yugoslavia, so her mother returned to Chicago with Louise and her younger sister Gita. Her mother later remarried and the family moved to the Black Forest near Colorado Springs, Colo., where she graduated from high school. There she met Albert Kohnle. They married and spent the next 26 years dedicated to the U.S. military life, moving back and forth between stations in the U.S. and tours in Germany. They settled in Florida in August 1979, spending their final years in Sun City Center, Fla.
Louise was an accomplished singer who had no formal training. She derived much pleasure from singing with the United Community Church Choir, the Women’s Chorus, the German-American Club Singers, and with others in Sun City Center.
Louise is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Albert; daughters Lory (Brent) and Deni (John); granddaughters Ryanne, Jessica and Erika; great-grandsons Rush, Miles and Michael; and sister Gita McGee.
Phyllis Horowitz Lamoreux, of Sun City Center, Fla., died on Saturday, January 10, 2015. Phyllis was born December 24, 1942, in Philadelphia, Pa., was a longtime resident of New Jersey, but lived in sunny Florida for more than 20 years, loving every minute of it.
Phyllis was a devoted mother, sister, aunt, daughter and friend to many in her lifetime, and was known as an intelligent, fiercely strong, and independent woman. Phyllis worked for the Internal Revenue Service for more than 25 years. Once she retired, she became a real estate agent, and devoted many volunteer hours to local animal shelter C.A.R.E.
Phyllis is survived by her daughters Deborah Lamoreux and Judith Lamoreux El Masri; their spouses Anne Knowlton and Haitham El Masri; granddaughter Leila El Masri; brother Bernard (Marilyn) Horowitz; niece and nephews Cara Horowitz Grunspan, Greg Horowitz and Stephen Horowitz; and a devoted group of Sun City Center friends.
In lieu of a memorial service, the family asks on behalf of Phyllis to honor her life and please consider donating as a tribute to her favorite causes: C.A.R.E. Animal Shelter, Ruskin, Florida at www.careshelter.org/SponsorshipAndDonations.html; Best Friends Animal Society, secure.bestfriends.org/page/contribute/memory; or the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, shop.elephants.com/product/0F42CB6/inmemorydonation.php.
Billy Ray Lively
Billy Ray Lively, 72, of Ruskin, passed away January 17, 2015. He was the loving husband of the late Dorothy Lively; cherished father of Rhonda, Penny and Jodi; beloved grandfather of Jordan, Jensen, Randall and Madisyn; brother of Laverne, Janice, Lois, Ted, Fred, Rita, James and the late Dave, Jerry, Charles and Jeffrey; brother-in-law of Vivian and Sharlene. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are welcomed from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at National Cremation & Burial Society, 308 E. College Ave., Ruskin, FL 33570.
Alyce Mills, 89, of Sun City Center, went to be with the Lord on January 8, 2015. She was born in Maine and lived in Gorham, Maine, until the 1980s, when she moved to Florida. She was predeceased by husband Forrest.
She is survived by brother Robert Peary of Scarborough, Maine; children Alan (Pat), Pam Coldwell (Art), Susan Stevens, Jeffrey and Peter; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Mom was a longtime member of Trinity Baptist Church, helped and enjoyed many activities there. She was a classy cake decorator for many years, enjoyed painting and collecting dolls, and traveling the country and the world. She volunteered at the Nearly New Shop. She was loved by all she came in contact with and will be missed.
Stephen Michael Scrivener
Stephen Michael Scrivener was born January 29, 1992, in Tampa to Greg and Mary Scrivener. He passed away December 25, 2014, at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa at the age of 22.
We will have a Celebration of Life from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at the Ellenton Ice & Sports Complex, 5309 29th St. East, Ellenton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stephen’s name to a charity of your choice.
John Charles Stephens Jr.
John Charles Stephens Jr., of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away on December 23, 2014. He was born February 21, 1943, in Philadelphia, to Elva Ridgway Stephens and the late John Charles Stephens Sr. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his sister, Emily Stephens.
John was a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was an outgoing man who made friends everywhere. He loved nothing more than spending time with fellow veterans. He was a former construction worker who worked on oil rigs and in power plants overseas and in the U.S.
John was also a devoted Christian with the heart of an evangelist. He loved to study his Bible and share his faith with others.
He is survived by his mother, Elva Stoyko, 91, of Pitman, N.J.; former wife Lisa Stephens of Corpus Christi, Texas; son Richard Boggs of Clayton, N.J.; daughter Tammy Stephens of Mississippi; sisters Patricia McFaull (Bruce), also of Pitman, and Kathleen Weber (Bill) of Palmetto, Fla.; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. He also is fondly rememberd by his very good friends, Don and Judy Camp of Sun City Center.
Colonel Peter Hart Walker, U.S. Army (Retired), age 80, of Sun City Center, died recently. He was born in Seattle, Wash. He was a Distinguished Military Graduate of Gonzaga University. He received his Army commission as a 2nd Lt. and entered active duty at Fort Benning, Ga. He served in four divisions across the U.S., Europe and Vietnam. He retired at Fort McPherson, Ga., after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Army General Staff, graduated from the National War College (Washington, D.C.) and the Command and Staff College (Fort Leavenworth, Kan.). He was awarded many medals and decorations — the final being the Legion of Merit (1st OLC).
He was preceded in death by his oldest son, Stephen B. Walker, and his sister Barbara W. Goodman.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara B. Walker, of Sun City Center; sons Glen H. Walker II (Lesa) of Kennesaw, Ga., A, Douglas K. Walker (Teri) of Marietta, Ga.; and daughter-in-law Wanda H. Walker of Monroe, Conn. He is also survived by his sister, Sister Mary Irene Walker O.P., Adrian, Mich.; and five grandchildren.
After moving to Sun City Center in 1996, Peter was involved in community service and held leadership positions in clubs and organizations, including President of the SCC Men’s Club, Treasurer of the SCC Community Association, President of the Simmons Lake Association and was a volunteer tax preparer for AARP. He was also a life member of MOAA. He enjoyed bridge, dancing, lawn bowling, shuffleboard and horseshoes.
A Funeral Mass was held Jan. 21 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Sun City Center. The burial service with full military honors will be at a later date in Marietta, Ga.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, the American Lung Association or the Sun City Center Emergency Squad.
Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.
Maria Gonzales Zuniga
Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Maria Gonzales Zuniga was called home January 1, 2015. Seeing how tired and weak she was, her health and strength having declined, God decided it was time for her to be pain-free and at peace.
Born Jan. 9, 1933, in San Benito, Texas, she settled in Ruskin later in life, after marrying Octavio B. Zuniga. She was a homemaker and a member of Destiny Church in Ruskin.
Survivors include eight of 10 children: RosaMaria Munoz, Adalia Rios, Nora Munoz, Octavio Zuniga Jr., Maricela Sandoval, Otila Hernandez, Criselda Zuniga Meza and Joe Zuniga; 70 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Burial services were held Jan. 10 at Destiny Church.
Services entrusted to National Cremation and Burial Society, Ruskin.