Virginia D. Boyd
Virginia D. Boyd, age 93, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away on October 1, 2018. Virginia was born on April 10, 1925, in Butler, Pa. Survivors include daughter Nancy Boyd Kipp of Littleton, Colo.; brother Foster Donaldson of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Aaron M. Kipp of Nashville, Tenn., Ashley K. Heylin of Littleton, Colo., and Rachel M. Linnemeyer of Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Virginia had a simple faith and trust in the Lord, a good eye for good men (her husband and son-in-law), and a love of good clothing and jewelry. She also enjoyed reading, dancing, participating in church activities, spending time with family and friends and traveling as a U.S. Army wife.
A Memorial Service will be held Nov. 2 at 1:30 p.m., Freedom Plaza, 1010 American Eagle Blvd., Sun City Center, Fla. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Our Daily Bread Ministries, P.O. Box 2222, Grand Rapids, MI 49501. Arrangements entrusted to the National Cremation & Burial Society of Ruskin, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father Sylvia and Leonard Patty; stepmother Anna Patty and sister Thelma Miller (Schultz) of Pleasant Hill, Ohio.
Shirley will be missed and remembered by her loving husband of 64 years H. James “Jim” Brubaker; daughters Jackie (Ron) Andrews of St. Pete Beach, Fla. and Jane (Garry) Marquiss of Solon, Ohio; grandchildren Chris Marquiss and Annie Marquiss; and her nephew, John Schultz of Pleasant Hill, Ohio.
Shirley attended Miami and Wright State universities earning a bachelor of science in education. She was a math teacher for 30 years in Tipp City, Ohio. She made the move to Sun City Center in 1997 to be with family, good friends and warm weather.
A service will be held in the Auditorium at Freedom Plaza main building in Sun City Center at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 8. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made in Shirley’s name to the American Cancer Society or Alzheimer’s research.
Robert Hollis, 71, of Sun City Center, Fla. passed away on October 18, 2018, with his wife and mother at his side. Bob was born in Frankfort, Indiana on June 5, 1947, to parents William and Helen Hollis. He graduated from Huntington College and Indiana University.
Bob was honorably discharged from the Army National Guard of Indiana after serving from 1970 to 1976. He enjoyed model railroading and reading, especially Civil War documentaries. Bob retired from General Motors in Kokomo, Indiana and came to Sun City Center, Fla. in 2010 where he became a Realtor and worked together with his wife at both Century 21 Beggins and most recently Keller Williams Realty Southshore.
When asked how he was doing he would smile broadly and tell you, “If things were any better, I wouldn’t be able to stand it.”
Bob is survived by his wife Rosemary and his mother Helen Hollis both of Sun City Center, Fla.; his sister Ruth Shaw (Gary) of Greentown, Ind.; his two sons Brian Hollis (Elizabeth) of Kokomo, Ind. and Craig Hollis (Lisa-Marie) of Ontario, Canada; and three stepsons Scott Bradford of Noblesville, Ind., Todd Bradford (Meagan) of Sugar Hills, Ga. and Mark Bradford (Suzanne) of Greentown, Ind.; his Aunt Bonnie Loveless of Frankfort, Ind. and several nephews and cousins. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center, Fla. on Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. A luncheon will follow in the parish hall. Robert will be laid to rest in Greenlawn Cemetery in Frankfort, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sun City Center Emergency Squad, Sun City Center Security Patrol or a charity of choice.
Sergio Aldo Levi
Sergio Aldo Levi, The Italian Cobbler of Apollo Beach, passed from this world October 15, 2018, at the age of 83. He is survived by his devoted wife Joyce S. Levi, and four children, Rick (Renee), Jaye (Bob), Sue (Bill), and Mark (Luann). He also leaves behind five grandchildren, Jennifer (Antonia), Hannah (Sean), Kenneth (Ally), Alexander (Kelly) and Madeline, as well as three great-grandchildren, William, Autumn and Emersyn.
Sergio was born in Milan, Italy to Aldo and Piera Levi. As a young child of Jewish heritage, Sergio was personally affected when his family was identified and targeted in the move to purify Europe. He barely and miraculously survived the Holocaust. Sergio never let this define him and lived his life looking forward. He possessed a kind and loving spirit, and embodied an old-world philosophy of displaying a respectful attitude toward others. He was humble and never complained about his circumstances.
Sergio was truly a man of the world. He loved to travel, was fluent in five languages and lived in numerous countries before settling permanently in the United States. He enjoyed teaching and nurturing others, whether it was in sports or the craft of shoe repair and orthotic manufacturing. He had a passion for playing, coaching and watching tennis and soccer. He and his wife shared a love of music and dancing.
Sergio will be missed by his family, who loved him dearly, his friends and the community he served.
Kenneth Reid, 82, of Sun City Center, left his earthly home to be with the Lord on October 15, 2018. Also known by friends as Ken or Kenny, he was born in England, lived there for 40 years, then lived over 30 years in Ontario, Canada, before emigrating to the United States.
Ken was a heck of a salesman for most of his adult working life, selling a variety of things including canned food, cheese, knitting yarn, over-the-counter medicines, and finally, surgical supplies. He was a snowbird, with a winter home in Kings Point for many years, but moved here permanently in 2012. Ken had the heart of a volunteer. He was a member of the Sun City Center Emergency Squad for over 20 years, only leaving when he became too ill. He was the vice-president of the Canadian Club for many years and most recently volunteered with Life Path Hospice. He enjoyed socializing with his many, many friends; going to local dances, walking, going to the gym and playing golf. His smile could light up a room, and his gentle nature and good sense of humor made him loved by many.
Ken leaves behind (and will be greatly missed by) his wife Janet Caruthers; two sons Paul Reid (Alice Baughman) and Michael Reid (Julie Rodberg); and three grandchildren, Chelsea, Naomi, and Owen.
Services will be held in December, but have not been scheduled at this time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Sun City Center Emergency Squad in Ken’s name or a charity of your choice.
You will be missed by many, my Honey, especially me!