Obituaries for the week of March 26, 2020

Published on: March 25, 2020

Gary S. Bohart

Gary S. Bohart passed away Feb. 10, 2020. Gary was born April 29, 1958 in Bozeman, Montana. He is preceeded in death by his father, Donald Bohart. He is survived by his devoted loving wife, Patty Bohart; his mother, Joan Bohart; and his sisters Laurie and LeighAnn.

Gary had a passion for life and was an avid motorcyclist. He and Patty traveled extensively throughout this beautiful country doing cross country adventures by car and by motorcycle. He and Patty were always ready to jump into any adventure at the drop of a hat.

Gary never knew a stranger. He will be missed enormously by his family and friends. Those of us who knew and loved him will always remember his energy and zest for life and his big beautiful smile.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to LifePath Hospice and the local Fire Department.


Nelson Grimm

Nelson Grimm, age 97, passed away on March 18, 2020, at his home in Ocala, Florida.

Nelson was born on March 22, 1922, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Gertrude and Leo Grimm.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as an airplane mechanic. He married the love of his life, Ida Sorkin, on June 10, 1945.

Nelson received a degree in chemical engineering from Cleveland State and worked for General Electric, Lamp Division, for 40 years. At GE, he was responsible for the company’s obtaining numerous patents.

Upon retirement, Ida and Nelson moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, where Nelson became a member of the Coast Guard auxiliary.

Later, they moved to Sun Center City, Florida, and became members of Beth Israel.

Nelson is survived by his wife of 74 years, Ida; their children, O. Steven Grimm and Beverly Grimm (Ronald Wiggins); grandsons: David Grimm (Amy Duffield), Jeffrey Grimm (Abra Faraon) and Jonathan Grimm; and four great- grandchildren.

Memorial services will not be held at this time.

Condolences can be sent to Ida Grimm, 2650 SE 18th Ave. Apt. 245, Ocala, FL 34471.

Donations can be sent to Beth Israel: 1115 Del Webb Blvd. East., P.O. Box 5203, Sun City Center, Florida 33571-5203.


Joseph Anthony O’Reilly

Joseph Anthony O’Reilly, formerly of Manhasset, NY, passed away at his home in Sun City Center, Florida, on March 2, 2020. He was the son of the late Helen L. O’Reilly (a Nassau County Social Work Supervisor) and Joseph J. O’Reilly (president of O’Reilly Tax Service in Manhasset, NY.) Born in Bayside, he attended St. Kevin’s School until the family moved to Manhasset, NY, in 1958. He attended St. Mary’s High School and graduated in 1962. He was active in student council, but his greatest enthusiasm was for track. He became a star runner on the team, winning many medals and trophies.

After graduating from Iona College, Tony “Joe” taught chemistry and math at St. Dominic’s High School in Oyster Bay. After several years he relocated to California to begin a sales career at Kaiser Steel, eventually moving on to the specialty chemical industry in Ohio and New Jersey. Looking to start his own business, he founded Tony O’Reilly and Associates, a specialty advertising company, in 1985. He retired in 2015 to Sun City Center, Florida.

Tony “Joe” lived in Martinsville, N.J., for many years and was active in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He enjoyed teaching the course for water safety instruction, as well as giving instructions in sailing. An enthusiastic sailor, he enjoyed his 32’ Catalina boat, Second Wind, moored at Raritan Bay Yacht Club, and maintained his relationship with the club and his personal relationships with friends after leaving for Florida.

He is survived by his sisters: Elizabeth Schneider (Dick) Sun City Center, Florida, Julia Eggleston, Burlington, Massachusetts, and Rosemary Foti (Tony) Stamford, Connecticut; as well as nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will take place in Florida, along with a celebration of his life in Ballston Spa, N.Y., later in the spring. Those wishing to donate in his memory may do so by contacting St. Mary’s Alumni Office, Attention: Kiera Walsh, director of Parent and Alumni Relations, 1300 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset, New York 11030.


Norma Kringel Tooley

Norma Kringel Tooley (81) went to meet the Lord on March 19, 2020. She was a child of God, a caring and loving Christian woman who never met a stranger. She had a sparkling personality and loved to be around people while helping others.

She is survived by her husband, Chuck Tooley; four children: Beth Garvy, Scott Garvy (Lisa), Sarah Boston (Bret), and Maureen Shiflet (Donnie); nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Norma enjoyed playing tennis and pickleball and traveling to different countries.

Born in Iowa City, Iowa, to Erna and Edwin Kringel, she was devoted to her two sisters, Sue Perry (Russ) and Mary Hernandez (Claro). She lived in Arizona, California, Georgia and Florida before retiring with her husband of 23 years in Sun City Center, Florida. She was an active member of the North River Church of Christ and will be missed by everyone who knew her.