Obituaries: January 14, 2016

Published on: January 12, 2016

Don-Roy-AdamsDon Roy Adams

Don Roy Adams, 94, of Adamsville, Fla., went home to Jesus on January 3, 2016. Born in flag-in-colorAdamsville, he spent 65 years in the Tropical Fish business. A proud Marine who participated in the Pacific Campaigns of Guadalcanal and Okinawa, he is survived by his wife of 72 years, Marie; children Donna (Roy) Hall of Haynesville, N.C.; Terry (Laura) Adams of Balm; and Carol Tolson of Sun City Center. We miss you, Daddy. He is also survived by grandsons Phillip Tolson of Des Moines, Roy Hall II of Tampa, and Don Adams of Balm.

Private services will be conducted at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.


Paul “Chuck” Richard Chevalier

flag-in-colorPaul “Chuck” Richard Chevalier, age 88, of Sun City Center, Fla., returned to his heavenly home on Saturday, January 2, 2016. Chuck was born to parents Alcide and Clarissa in St. Albans, Vt., on October 22, 1927; his parents, together with his sister Rita, predeceased him.

Chuck is survived by his wife and best friend of 62 years, Marilyn; sons Paul (Lynn), Steve (Kathy), James and Mark (Nancy); grandchildren Kristy (Tony), Cory (Kathy), Katie, John, Kyle, Alyssa, Betsy, Mike, and Laura; sisters-in-law Barb Madden and Judy Madden; and nephews Jay and Paul (Marlene) Madden, Richard (Diane), Bob (MaryAnne) and David (Marian) Dettra.

Chuck was a veteran of both the Navy and the Army.  He earned a degree in Civil Engineering at Indiana Technical College and owned Myrick and Chevalier Consulting Engineers in the Albany, N.Y., area for 35 years, where several projects remain.

Chuck was an exceptional father, who taught his children the strengths of principle and faith, the power of gentle daily interactions and the value of hard work, but also the rejuvenation in relaxation; a continuously inquiring mind and the virtue of living a simple, self-giving life.

A Mass rejoicing Chuck’s life will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 15, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center. Burial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 18, at Sarasota National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the Chevalier family requests memorial contributions be made to the Sun City Center Emergency Squad, 720 Ray Watson Drive, Sun City Center, FL 33573.

Arrangements entrusted to National Cremation & Burial Society.


Edwin-DavelerEdwin W. Daveler

Edwin W. Daveler II, 83, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away January 7, 2016. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and retired as an advertising sales representative from the Press Enterprise in Bloomsburg, Pa.

He was a member of Catawissa United Methodist Church, BPOE Elks Lodge in Ruskin,  and the VFW Post and the American Legion Post in Catawissa, Pa. He was an avid golfer and a member of Caloosa Golf and Country Club in Sun City Center, Fla.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Suzann Daveler;   son Michael (Leslie) Daveler;  daughters Lisa (Ted) Kaplan and Jane Daveler; grandchildren Krystle Tingle and Amanda Heckman; and great- grandchildren Mark, Alyssa and Alexa Tingle.

A private memorial service was held Sunday, January 10, 2016, at Sun City Center Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Caloosa Country Golf and Country Club, 2115 Caloosa Blvd., Sun City Center, FLA 33573 or the Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.


Alcina-GeorgeAlcina Katherine George

Alcina Katherine Snair George, 78, died December 23, 2015, in Winston-Salem, N.C. Alcina was born on April 21, 1937, in Pittsburgh, Pa. She was a resident of Sun City Center from 1990 to 2014.

Alcina enjoyed line dancing, playing Bingo and rollerskating. She is survived by husband William George Jr.; daughter Carlene Robertson (Leonard) of Pfafftown, N.C.; son Gene George (Patsy) of Andalusia, Ala.; son Duaine George (Debra) of Montclair, Va.; and grandchildren William and Matthew Robertson.

A celebration service will be held at 4 p.m. January 16  at New Hope United Methodist Church, 5125 Shattalon Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27106.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612.

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William-MartinWilliam George Martin

William George (Bill) Martin, 84, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away January 1, 2016. He was under the care of Sun City Center Hospice House.

Bill was born November 29, 1931, in Marshall, Ind. (Parke County), the only child of William Lee and Shirley Thompson Martin. In November 1959, he married Sue Ann Johnson; they had one son, Gary W. Martin of Tampa.

Bill graduated in 1949 from Marshall High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1956. He retired from RR Donnelly & Sons in  Crawfordsville, Ind., after giving them 32 years of faithful service.

He spent his retirement playing bridge with his wife Sue and working on his woodworking projects.

Burial took place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.

Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.


James-Monaghan-PictureJames L. Monaghan

James L. Monaghan, 83, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away peacefully at LifePath Hospice on January 4, 2016.

He was born to John and Mary Monaghan in Chicago, where he spent his childhood. He is survived by his wife Marianne, and siblings Edward (Lois), Francis Peters (Raymond), Nora Heidicke (Arthur), Mary Dooley (Robert deceased), and many nieces and nephews, He was preceded in death by siblings Cornelius, John and Joseph.

flag-in-colorHe served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1952-1956, after which time, he was employed as tool-and-die machinist at GMC in Illinois. He also became a quality control representative for DCAS.

He then moved to Brandon, Fla., for some years before making Sun City Center his permanent home, where he made many friends and acquaintances.

He will be sorely missed by his many loving friends from the Pelican Players, the SCC Country Cloggers and the Sunsations dance groups. He performed many times in the SCC Follies, in which he was well known for his talent and personality.

His body will be donated to Science Care for clinical research and cremation. He will be interred, with Military Honors, at Veterans National Cemetery in Sarasota, Fla. Services will be private.

Any memorial donations may be made to LifePath Hospice, and/or the SCC Emergency Squad.


Lewis Raleigh Jr.

Lewis Raleigh Jr., a longtime Ruskin resident, departed us to be reunited with his wife, Melda Raleigh, on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at the age of 88 after a long illness.

flag-in-colorLewis is the father of Deborah Raleigh Chandler, Glenn Raleigh and Charles (Kim) Raleigh;  grandfather of two and great-grandfather to one. Lewis is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Lewis served his country in the U.S. Armed Forces and was a highly decorated veteran of four wars.

Military burial honors took place at his final resting place in Florida National Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to National Cremation & Burial Society, Ruskin.



Kenneth Allen Schernekau

Kenneth Allen Schernekau  Sr., of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away on January 6, 2016, after a brief illness.

He was born in Indianapolis in 1928 to Emil and Mable Walker Schernekau and graduated from Shortridge High School. He attended Butler University, where he ran track. He was married to Virginia Ecknor Schernekau until her death in 1991.

Ken Schernekau served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.  He exemplified the American Dream: He started as a mail boy for the Ford Motor company and eventually worked up to  owning two Ford dealerships, including Hatfield Motors in Indianapolis.  He was a member of Meridian Heights Presbyterian Church and a founding member and elder of Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Marietta , Ga. He was a long-time fan of Indianapolis Racing, working for the Indy 500 as a volunteer and a member of USAC.

Ken was an avid golfer, playing most days until the month before his illness. He won several club and city championships in Marietta and later in Sun City Center. He also enjoyed boating and college football.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Virginia and sister Kay Schernekau Daily of  Everett, Wash. He is survived by three children and their spouses: Cathy and Kim Kaumeyer of Marietta; Ken and Patricia Schernekau of Stockbridge, Ga.; and Bill and Joan Schernekau of Ocala, Fla. He leaves behind eight grandchildren: Fred Kaumeyer, Ginny Barber, Jonathan Schernekau, Christopher Schernekau, Kelly Schernekau, Lauren Stewart, Blake Schernekau and Lindsay Jammoul. He also is survived by eight great-grandchildren, a niece and nephews.

Ken Schernekau’s funeral service will be held at Flanner and Buchanan, Washington Park North, 2706 Kessler Blvd. West Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46228 on Saturday, January 16, 2016, at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society, 2006 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606 and Sun City Center Hospice, 3723 Upper Creek Rd., Ruskin, FL 33573.


James Clark Terwilliger

James Clark Terwilliger, 58, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away January 9, 2016, peacefully at home of renal cell cancer.

He was born in Paterson, N.J., to James and Carol Terwilliger. Clark graduated from Passaic County Technical High School, then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force after which he was employed by the Veteran’s Home in Paramus, N.J.

Clark is survived by parents James and Carol of Sun City Center; brother William (Adeline) and nephew Elliott Terwilliger of Wanaqque, N.J.; nieces Erica (Jason), Ava and Lana Morgan of Haskell, N.J.

His memorial service will be held at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 E. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 11 a.m.

Arrangements by Zipperer’s Funeral Home.