Obituaries: August 27, 2015

Published on: August 25, 2015

Richard L. Carter

Richard L. Carter, 62, of Sun City Center, Fla., died Aug. 13, 2015.

He is survived by son Jonathan of New Jersey, and parents Lt. Col. Raymond and Janet Carter of SCC.

Services will be held Sept. 6 in Pennsylvania.


Irene Marie Cruzan

Irene Marie Cruzan, 89, passed away on July 28, 2015.

Irene was predeceased by husband Bruce Cruzan, mother Mary Fuchs, sister Darlene Havrilla and brother Fred Rawlins.

Irene is lovingly remembered by daughter Brenda Swank and husband Michael, son Doug Sawyer and wife Rosana; grandchildren Michelle Vitarelli and husband Frank, Nathan Sawyer and Christopher Sawyer; great-grandchildren Frankie Vitarelli, Nicolette Vitarelli and Gianna Vitarelli; as well as brother-in-law James Cruzan and former daughter-in-law Cherry Sawyer.

Irene was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on August 3, 1925. She grew up in Detroit, Mich., where she met her husband Bruce during World War II.

Irene was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and was always very active in her church life. She was a homemaker who enjoyed reading and her grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at Florida National Cemetery on Friday, Aug. 14.

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