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The Lake Placid Journal Obituaries
Rose Conklin
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
Rose M. Conklin of Warminster, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 in Doylestown Hospital, Doylestown, Pa. She was 94. Born in Newburgh, N.Y. to the late Pasquale and … read more.
Jacquelyn Jackson
Wed  May 18 2016 08:30AM
Jacquelyn Constance Jackson, age 68, passed away on May 10, 2016 in Sebring, Fla. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park. … read more.
Mildred Rutledge
Wed  May 18 2016 08:30AM
Mildred Grotewold Johnson Rutledge May 5, 1932 – May 14, 2016 Mildred Grotewold Johnson of Huntsville, Ala. passed away at age 84 on May 14, 2016. She was a graduate … read more.
John J. Holland Sr.
Sun  May 15 2016 08:30AM
John J. Holland Sr., 83, of Alliance, Ohio, went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 8:40 a.m. at Rose Lane Health Center in Massillon, Ohio. … read more.
Emily Smith
Sun  May 15 2016 08:30AM
Emily Carolyn Biggs Smith, age 72, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2016 in Avon Park. She was born on December 11, 1943 in Farmville, Va. to the late Hubbard … read more.
Deloris Sarcletti
Wed  May 11 2016 08:30AM
Deloris Sarcletti, 91, of Lake Placid, died on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Lake Placid Healthcare Center. Deloris was formerly a resident of the Placid Lakes community where she was … read more.
James R. Nickelson Sr.
Sun  May 8 2016 08:30AM
James R. Nickelson Sr., age 81, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 in Lake City, Fla. He was born on March 23, 1935 to the late William Grant and … read more.
Anna Harner
Wed  May 4 2016 08:30AM
Anna Mae Harner, 81, of Fort McCoy, Fla., passed away at home surrounded by her family on April 30, 2016. She was born in her parent’s home in Sebring on … read more.
Yvonne Broadbent
Sun  May 1 2016 08:30AM
Yvonne (Bonnie) Marguearite Bethune was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, on April 23, 1947. She passed away on her birthday, 2016, after a long fight with COPD. Preceded are her … read more.
Wesley Porterfield
Sun  Apr 17 2016 08:30AM
Wesley “Bud’’ Porterfield, 89, passed away peacefully on March 23, 2016 with his family by his side. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Porterfield. He’s survived … read more.
Gordon Kauffman
Wed  Apr 13 2016 08:30AM
Gordon D. Kauffman, 93, “Flew West’’ - went home to be with his Lord, April 3, 2016, in West Melbourne, Fla. He is at peace. Gordon was born in Buffalo, … read more.
Bernice Szocinski
Wed  Apr 13 2016 08:30AM
Bernice M. Szocinski, 96, a resident of Katherine Casper Home, passed away at 8:13 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, 2016. A Rosary will be recited at 5:15 p.m. in the … read more.
Rosemary Howanitz
Wed  Apr 13 2016 08:30AM
Rosemary Howanitz, 67, was born Oct. 29, 1948 at St. Helier, Jersey Channel Islands. The only child of John and Frances Standring, she married Randy Howanitz of Key West, Fla. … read more.
Robert Holder
Tue  Apr 5 2016 08:02AM
Robert M. Holder, age 93, passed away on Monday, March 14, 2016 in Sebring He was born on March 8, 1923 in Sunset, Texas to the late George B. Holder … read more.
Joseph Trainor
Tue  Apr 5 2016 08:02AM
Joseph Trainor, 77, of Avon Park, Fla., via Tampa, Fla., passed away peacefully in his sleep on the morning of March 6, 2016. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, … read more.
Shirley Boyd
Wed  Mar 30 2016 08:30AM
Shirley C. Boyd, 72, of Lake Placid passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Nov. 26, 1943 in Avon Park … read more.
Nora Mayworth
Sun  Mar 27 2016 08:30AM
Nora Mayworth, 92, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Nora was born June 27, 1923 on a small island off the coast of Virginia, but lived from Maine to Florida, … read more.
Maxine S. Bolyea
Sun  Mar 27 2016 08:30AM
Maxine S. Bolyea, age 88, of Holly, Mich., formerly of Lake Placid, FL, died Sat. March 19, 2016. She was born in Detroit, Mich. and moved to Lake Placid in … read more.
James Cooney
Wed  Mar 23 2016 08:30AM
James F. Cooney, 97, of Sebring, Fla. died March 19, 2016. He was born in Boston, son of the late John and Louise (Lederman) Cooney. He was a veteran of … read more.
Bertha ‘Jane’ Peiffer
Wed  Mar 9 2016 08:30AM
Bertha “Jane” (Cooper) Peiffer, age 82, of Sebring, Fla., and formerly of Chambersburg, Pa. passed away Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 at The Palms of Sebring where she was a resident. … read more.
Donna Delaney
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
Donna June (Hopkins) Delaney, 85 of Logansport, Ind., passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Memorial Hospital in Logansport. Donna was born on June 2, 1930 to the late Wilbur … read more.
Mary Mildred Watson Wood
Wed  May 18 2016 08:30AM
Mrs. Mary Mildred Watson Wood, 94, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016 in Lake Placid, Fla. Mrs. Wood was born Aug. 18, 1921 in Chicora, Fla. and moved to Lake … read more.
George Wilson
Sun  May 15 2016 08:30AM
George Wilson, 90, of Lorida, went peacefully May 5 at the West Palm Beach VA Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Lillian; three daughters: Kathy (George McVay) of Alabama, … read more.
Obituaries
Sun  May 15 2016 08:30AM
Laurie Burch Travers, 61, of Longwood, Fla., formerly of Avon Park, passed away on May 8, 2016. … read more.
Mary Bushaw
Wed  May 11 2016 08:30AM
Mary Huggins Bushaw 85, of Avon Park. Born April 25,1931 In Wauchula. Went to meet the Lord May 8, 2016. Mary passed away peacefully after a long illness. She is … read more.
Vivian W. Rich
Wed  May 11 2016 08:30AM
Vivian W. Rich, 87, of Avon Park, died Friday afternoon, May 6, 2016. She lived in this area most of her life. She retired as a bookkeeper at Avon Park … read more.
Stephen Lare
Sun  May 8 2016 08:30AM
Stephen R. Lare, age 64, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in Avon Park, Fla. He was born on Oct. 25, 1951 in Reading, Pa. to the late Allen … read more.
William Zimmer
Sun  May 1 2016 08:30AM
William Joseph Zimmer (Bill) was born on June 13, 1922 to the late William and Margaret Zimmerer in Colden, N.Y. Bill was 93 years young. He was predeceased by his … read more.
Sebring’s Stewart wins Lady Jarrett tourney in playoff
Sun  Apr 24 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK – The 18th Annual Bill Jarrett Ford Ladies Invitational at River Greens Golf Course last Saturday came to a dramatic conclusion after Sherry Garrow of Lake Wales and … read more.
Lewis A. Pentz
Sun  Apr 17 2016 08:30AM
Lewis A. Pentz, 97, passed away on April 13, 2016 in Sebring, where he had lived for the past 37 years. Lewis was born in Ovid, N.Y. on January 8, … read more.
Patricia Probst
Wed  Apr 13 2016 08:30AM
Patricia Probst, formerly of Sebring, Fla. died in Murphy, N.C. on Feb. 28, 2016. She is survived by three first cousins, Ann Wichmann from Otis, Colo., Buzz Wichmann from Murrysville, … read more.
Stanley Blumm
Wed  Apr 13 2016 08:30AM
Stanley Walter Blumm of Vestal, N.Y. and Sebring, Fla., age 97, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on April 7, 2016 in Binghamton, N.Y., surrounded by his loving family. … read more.
Katherine Fannin
Wed  Apr 6 2016 08:30AM
Katherine Fannin, 86, of Avon Park, passed away Friday, April 1, 2016. Mrs. Fannin was born Nov. 23, 1929 in Wayland, Ky. to Jerry and Josephine (Wills) Wallen. She retired … read more.
Obituaries
Tue  Apr 5 2016 08:02AM
Rev. Robert Wacker (Bob) died on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the age of 96 while a resident of Lake Placid Health Care Center. His family and friends are comforted … read more.
Lucy Derkman
Sun  Apr 3 2016 08:30AM
Lucile “Lucy” Harding Derkman, age 88, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in Tampa. She was born on Oct. 28, 1927 in Mount Dora to the late Frank and … read more.
George V. Kelleher
Sun  Mar 27 2016 08:30AM
George V. Kelleher, 86, of Lake Placid passed away March 20, 2016. He was born in Derby, Conn., moving to the area from Moore Haven in 1994. He was a … read more.
Thomas Singletary
Sun  Mar 27 2016 08:30AM
Thomas S. Singletary, 71, of Avon Park, died Monday morning, March 21, 2016 at his residence. He was born and raised in Avon Park and had retired back here over … read more.
Janet Price
Sun  Mar 27 2016 08:30AM
Janet Armstrong Price, of Lake Placid, passed on March 23, 2016. Janet was born in Wilkinsburg, Penn. on Feb. 23, 1924. She graduated with honors from Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh, … read more.
Lois Layne
Wed  Mar 23 2016 08:30AM
Lois Virginia Layne, 87, of Lake Placid, Fla., passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 18, 2016. Lois was born in Chicago, the daughter of the late Samuel Joseph … read more.
Freda Wentzell
Wed  Mar 9 2016 08:30AM
Freda “Greta” (Presby) Wentzell’s struggle with Alzheimer’s came to an end on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at the age of 94. Freda was born and raised in Littleton, N.H. After … read more.