Obituaries: January 19, 2017

Published on: January 30, 2017

Harold Andersen

Harold “Andy” Andersen, 89, a resident of Sun City Center Florida for 22 years, died January 10, 2017.  Andy was the beloved husband of the late Yolanda L. Andersen.

He was a graduate of Pace College in New York. Andy was employed by Mundet Industry as a controller. He was an avid golfer, a Sun City Center Emergency Squad volunteer and enjoyed taking cruises.

The Andersen Family requests memorial contributions be made to the Sun City Center Emergency Squad, 720 Ray Watson Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573 or Sun City Center Lions Club, P.O. Box 5684, Sun City Center, FL 33571.  Arrangements entrusted to National Cremation & Burial Society, Ruskin.

George A. Carlton

George Arthur Carlton (retired USN Captain), 88, Sun City Center, Fla., passed away on 12 January 2017. He was born in Queens, N.Y., on 23 September 1928.

George and his beloved wife of over 66 years, Joan Tuffley Carlton, became inaugural residents of Wedgewood I 28 years ago. Among many contributions and civic duties, George served as neighborhood association president for two years, organizer of a vigorous golf league and (with Joan) was an early proponent and participant for five years of the Sun City Center Emergency Squad.

George is survived by Joan, his sons (Steve, Doug and Paul) and their families, and seven of nine siblings.

George served 34 years in the U.S. Navy, beginning as a Flying Midshipman and retiring as a Captain in 1980. He flew over 3,000 hours in A1 Sky Raiders (primarily) from the decks of 14 different aircraft carriers. George received many commendations during his service to our country, including the Distinguished Flying Cross while an A1 squadron commander (VA-215) in Vietnam. He also served as Professor of Naval Science at the University of Colorado from 1975 to 1977.

He capitalized on education opportunities provided by the Navy beginning at Syracuse University in 1946, completing a B.S. degree at Columbia University (1957) and culminating with an M.A. degree following study at the Navy Postgraduate School, Navy War College and George Washington University (1968).

After a life grounded among a family of 12 during the Great Depression and World War II in Tully, N.Y. and fulfilled by exemplary military service, footprints on all seven continents and his beloved wife and family, Captain (USN) George Carlton has “flown west.”

Carl F. Crowe

Carl F. Crowe, 93, of Sun City Center, Fla. passed away January 14, 2017. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and retired as a Deputy Chief Appraiser for HUD. He earned his  Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Maryland and his Masters in Business Administration from American University.

Carl was an avid golfer, fisherman and world traveler. Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Marian, two daughters, Kathryn (Frank) Fenton and Barbara (Patrick) Petray and three granddaughters, Karen (James) Pestrak, Christina Fenton and Claire Petray.

Memorial Mass with Military Honors was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center, Fla. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, Fla. Phone 813-634-9900.

Michael Lee McGuire

Michael Lee McGuire, “Chef Mike” as best known to others, passed away peacefully at the age of 32 at home surrounded by family. Michael’s yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer spoke to how he lived his life. Full on with no holds barred, never letting it slow him down.

Michael is survived by his grandparents Ruby Nell Bowman and Dinty Lee Bowman of Ruskin, Fla.; and aunts and uncles and many cousins and great-cousins. He is preceded in death by his mother, Teresa Ann Anderson of Ruskin, Fla.

Michael was born on October 18, 1984 in Tampa, Fla. to Teresa Ann McGuire. He graduated from East Bay High School in 2003, and from Johnson and Wales University with a degree in Culinary Arts in 2006. His cancer never slowed him down.

A funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. on January 21, 2017, at Friendship Baptist Church, 1511 El Rancho Dr., Sun City Fla., with a reception to follow at the home of Danny and Trisha Bowman, 2820 11th Ave. S.E. Ruskin, FL 33570. All are invited to attend and celebrate Michael’s life.

It is this nature and the hopes of keeping Michael’s spirit alive, his family hopes to begin a scholarship in his memory. The “Chef Mike’s Culinary Arts Scholarship” will be offered to a local high school senior to attend Johnson and Wales University for Culinary Arts. In lieu of flowers, send donations to Chef Mike’s Culinary Arts Scholarship fund. Make all checks payable to Michael McGuire. Donations can be sent to the care of Kyle Bowman at 1723 Ivory Goose Place, Ruskin, FL 33570.

Kellie L. Moore

Kellie L. Moore, 49, of Wimauma, Fla. passed away January 8, 2017. She was preceded in death by her dad, Charles Tedrick, Sr. Survivors include her parents, Marva and Roy Bridges, seven sisters, four brothers and several aunts and uncles.

Graveside services were held at Parrish Cemetery, Parrish, Fla. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573. Phone 813-634-9900.

Naomi Prewitt

Naomi Moorefield Prewitt, one of the last true Southern Belles, entered into eternal rest on January 14, 2017 at the age of 103. Mrs. Prewitt, widow of James Prewitt, moved to Sun City Center, Fla. from Lexington, Ky. in 2001.

She is survived by her son, Michael Whitt, grandchildren: Joseph Trombley, Kimberly Buttery and Samantha Trombley.  Her son, Norman “Skip” Trombley preceded her in death.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center.

Private interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Lexington, Ky. with no local services.

Lenis Evelyn Rodgers

Lenis Evelyn Rodgers, age 83, of Lillian, Ala. and Sun City Center, Fla. passed peacefully on January 7, 2017. She was born on March 20, 1933 in Brewton, Ala.

Mrs. Rodgers is survived by her children, Kim (Damon) Glisson, Clay (Laura) Rodgers, and  Lisa (Marvin) Jones; her sisters Pearl (Leo) Phillips and Maxine Mitchell and six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband Leonard Curtis Rodgers and her sister Shelby Lathan.

Visitation was held on January 14, 2017, at Pine Rest Funeral Home, Foley, Ala. The funeral service followed in the chapel and interment was thereafter. Arrangement by Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573.

Shawn Charles Singleton

Shawn Charles Singleton, 47, of Apollo Beach, Fla. passed away Dec. 24, 2016. He is survived by his mother Beverly; son Shawn Wolfe; brother Michael Shane; wife Danielle; niece Rachael; and nephew Brody. He was preceeded in death by his father Charles E. Singleton Jr.

He was born in Jacksonville, Fla. on Nov. 18, 1969. He attended Northside Baptist Church and Bell Shoals Baptist Church. He also attended Culinary Arts School in Tampa, Fla., working in Georgia and California before returning home.

Taken from us way too soon, and he will be terribly missed by all his friends and family. There will be a Celebration of Life at the Moose Lodge in Ruskin, 1212 E. Shell Point Rd., Ruskin, Florida 33570 on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2016 at 2 p.m. The attending minister will be Robert Gambrell from Bell Shoals Baptist Church.

Funeral arrangements made by: Zipperer’s Funeral Home, Ruskin, Fla.

Robert W. Wolfe

Robert W. Wolfe “Bob,” age 84, beloved husband and father passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Dec. 27, 2016. Bob was born March 23, 1932 in Plymouth, Pa. and raised in Elizabeth/Elmora, N.J.

He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Christa Wolfe, two daughters Rita Anne (Richard) Van Dyke and Christina Leber; three grandchildren Tyler, Rachel, and Cindy; and by three great-grandchildren Kassie, Sunny and Amanda. He was preceded in death by his son Brad Wolfe.

He loved wrestling, starting in high school through college and then in the Army. He attended engineering school in Wilkes Barre, Pa. for two years before he was drafted. He served two years in the Army during the Korean conflict. He later received his Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from the Indiana Institute of Technology in Fort Wayne, Ind.

He worked as a civil engineer in Elizabeth and New Brunswick, N.J. He spent many years working in many overseas countries. He loved working overseas in places such as Vietnam, Thailand, Iran, Nigeria and London.

In 1977 while working in Lagos-Nigeria he met his love Christa. Once he left Nigeria he sought and found a job near Christa in Frankfurt, Germany. He got a job with the Army Corps of Engineers in Frankfurt, Germany as the chief of new-family housing in Europe where he stayed for 16 years.

He took retirement to move with his wife to Pennsylvania to care for his mother Margret who had Alzheimer’s. After living in Pennsylvania for seven years, Bob had a severe stroke. It was recommended that they move to Florida for health reasons. So in 2003 he and Christa moved to Sun City Center, Fla. so Bob could get better, and he did.

Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Life Path Hospice Green Team, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, FL 33573.