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Sylvia D. Xynides, 67, of St. Augustine passed away Aug. 2, 2011, in Flagler Hospital.
She was a native and lifelong resident and a graduate St. Augustine High School. Before retirement, she worked as office manager over 20 years for Healing Arts Urgent Care.
Memorial services will be held 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Craig Funeral Home Chapel with Father Ken Herzog officiating.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those wishing may make a contribution in her memory to Flagler Heath Care Foundation, 400 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086.
She is survived by her husband, Nicholas H. Xynides of St. Augustine; two sons, Christopher H. (Kendra) Xynides, San Antonio, Fla., and Gregory N. Xynides of South Hadley, Mass.; one sister, Virginia D. Dunn of Melbourne, Fla.; two grandchildren, Dillon N. and Amy N. Xynides of San Antonio, Fla.
Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park in charge of arrangements.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on August 4, 2011 )
Haydee Fagundo Yaniz, 82, of St. Augustine, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, at Coral Landing Assisted Living, where she was liked by all the staff. She was born on Aug. 4, 1926, in Agramonte, in Matanzas, Cuba. Her parents, Juana Guerra and Domingo Fagundo, had 12 children: Domingo, Gustavo, Juana Rosa, Silvio, Zoraida, Haydee, Esther, Paul, Ruben, Celina, Hector and Nelson. She married Cristobal Blanco in Havana in 1949. Their son, Hector Thomas (Tom), was born in 1950, and they divorced in 1956. Haydee married Jorge Enrique Yaniz in Havana in 1961 and moved with him and her son to New York in 1962. She and Enrique moved to Miami in 1975 and eventually joined her brother Paul in St. Augustine. She enjoyed cooking Cuban food for her friends and family, talking about Cuban politics and writing poetry. She was in the Cumpleaneras Group in St. Augustine for many years and will be missed by the group.
She is survived by her son Tom, his wife, Rene, and their children, Christopher and Elena; her sister Esther, Esther's son, Omar, and daughter, Tania; her brother Ruben, his wife, Lourdes, and daughter, Ileana; her brother Nelson and his daughter, Aloima; her brother Hector, his daughters, Amarilis and Arelis and son, Hector Jr.; her nephew, Amehd, his wife, Yanire, and daughters, Monica and Marta; and her nephew, Abdel, his wife, Meliz, and son, Juan Antonio.
Haydee's husband Enrique passed away in 1994, and she lost her brother Paul in 2006. Per her request, no services will be held, and her ashes will join those of her husband Enrique and brother Paul at the mausoleum at San Lorenzo cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Association would be greatly appreciated.
Craig Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 11/19/08)
Isabel Tubell Yanni passed away peacefully at her home in St Augustine early in the evening of Jan. 3, 2008, surrounded by her children.
She was 93 years old. Isabel was born to Isbir and Saryana Tubell Nov. 17, 1914, in Jacksonville. After graduating from Robert E. Lee High School in 1932, she began a career as a secretary. Her career was interrupted when she moved to
Daytona Beach to help her sister and brother-in-law in their restaurant. Following her father's death in 1941, she returned to Jacksonville, and along with her brother Tom, took over the operation of her parents' restaurant and grocery store in
She met her husband, George Yanni, in 1938. They were separated during World War II, and afterwards were reunited and married in Beirut, Lebanon, in October 1946. They returned to Jacksonville, where they began a family and business. Isabel
was an astute business woman and worked alongside her husband George to build the business. It included the development of Five Points Medical Center in Jacksonville, Floridian Motor Lodge, Madeira Heights subdivision and the Avenida Inn (formerly Days Inn Historic) in St Augustine, as well as other motels in St Augustine and Daytona Beach. They lived in St Augustine in the 1960s and then settled in Daytona Beach. After her husband's death, she eventually moved back to St Augustine to be close to her children and grandchildren.
While devoting her life to family, Isabel used her talents and enthusiasm to become accomplished in many areas. She created needlework pieces, and the sweaters she knitted were works of art. She loved to dance. She had a flair for drama and was a marvelous storyteller. She enjoyed and excelled at games and was very competitive at cards, backgammon and Scrabble. She was a gracious hostess and loved to cook, especially Lebanese delicacies. She will be remembered for her warm hospitality and beautiful parties and family gatherings. When she was in her 70s, her deep faith led her to want to reconnect with her religious heritage, and so she worked with a handful of friends to help found the Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Daytona Beach, where she is still a member.
Survivors include daughters Marilyn Nofal (Jim Fritts) and Lorri Lassiter (Charles); son John Yanni (Becky); grandchildren Bryan Nofal, Andrew Lassiter (Sam Sanabria), Kimberly Cornelison (Ryan), Joseph Yanni and David Yanni; one great-grandson, Brooks Cornelison; and numerous nieces and nephews that were dear to her heart. Services will be in St Augustine. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, with prayers at 6:30. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8. Both services will be held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 2940 County Road 214, St. Augustine. Burial: San Lorenzo Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully accepted. Those wishing may make a contribution in her memory to the Community Hospice, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257, or to Holy Cross Orthodox Church, 375 Fleming Ave., Ormond Beach, FL 32174. Craig Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Park is in charge of the arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 01/07/08)
Cleatis W. Yarger passed away at Bayview Nursing Home on Dec. 13, 2009, after a lengthy and brave battle against cancer. He was 73 years old. He was born in Pennsylvania. After moving to New Jersey he became a tool and die maker, later a designer, and eventually a tool production engineer for General Motors in Michigan.
He was a faithful and loving husband, married to his beloved wife, Sandra, for 50 years. He was also a devoted father to his son, David; grandfather to his granddaughter, Niki; and uncle to his many special nieces and nephews. He also leaves his brother, Glenn, of St. Augustine; and sisters, Doris (Francis) Cook of Willingboro, N.J., and Phyllis (Richard) Wagner of New Bloomfield, Pa.
He will be fondly remembered and missed by family and many supportive friends. The family would especially like to thank the staff of Bayview for their excellent care.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Craig Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Caring Hands-Caring Community, 161-B Marine St., St. Augustine, FL 32084 in Mr. Yarger"s name would be appreciated. Celebrations of his life will also be held in Pennsylvania and Michigan at later dates.
Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 12/15/2009)
Elizabeth Anne Byrd Yeaman, July 23, 1928 - Oct. 27, 2012.Our beloved Anne died peacefully at her residence in Birmingham, Ala. She was the daughter of the late Ruby Harris Byrd and the late James P. Byrd of Chester, S.C. She is survived by her loving husband of over 62 years; the Rev. William J. Yeaman Jr. Anne was the mother of four children, one of whom, William J. Yeaman III predeceased his mother.
The surviving children are Linda Anne Yeaman McSwain (Steve) of Kings Mountain, N.C., David Byrd Yeaman (Jennifer) of Orlando, Fla., and Susan Elizabeth Yeaman Langston of Birmingham, Ala. There are eight grandchildren and one great-grandson. At the request of Anne, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make a donation to a cause of your choice in her memory.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on November 4, 2012 )
William Joseph Yeaman III, 56, passed away peacefully at his residence in St. Augustine on March 13, 2011.
He was born in Charlotte, N.C. on Feb. 23, 1955.
A naturally gifted athlete, he was awarded a football scholarship to play for Auburn University in 1972. Later in life he found great enjoyment volunteering as a youth basketball coach. Joe found his happiness in giving to others. He was always compassionate and a friend to all.
He is survived by his son, William Joseph Yeaman IV of St. Augustine; his parents, William and Anne Yeaman of Birmingham Ala., siblings Linda Y. McSwain (Steve) of Kings Mountain N.C., David B. Yeaman (Jennifer) of Orlando, Susan Y. Langston of Birmingham, Ala., and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on March 20, 2011)
Michael Alex Yekalis, born March 27, 1951, in Charleston, S.C., passed on Aug. 14, 2011, in Los Angeles, Calif. Our beloved brother and Uncle Mike was a rugged individualist, world traveler, surfer, and bicyclist. He was the proprietor of the 'Wave Dance' surf shop in Neptune and Atlantic Beach Fla., and sponsored his own surfing team.
Survivors include his mother, Edna Sims Yekalis; brother and sister-in-law, Stanley and Donna Yekalis, all of St. Augustine, Fla.; nephews, Benjamin Yekalis, and his fiancée, Ashley Burger, Casey Yekalis; niece, Ana Yekalis; great niece, Zoe Yekalis. He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley E. Yekalis Jr. and a brother, Andrew Sims Yekalis.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at Ousley Cemetery, Valdosta, Ga. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the Carson McLane Funeral Home. Condolences may be conveyed online at www.mclanefuneralservices.com.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on August 20, 2011)
Lawrence S. Yeston, 85, of St. Augustine, Fla., died Sept. 12, 2013, at the Bailey Family Center for Caring. He was a member of the Congregation Sons of Israel. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Sunday at the Congregation Sons of Israel Cemetery. Flowers are declined. Please make donations in his memory to Community Hospice Bailey Center. He is survived by his wife, Gilda; son and daughter-in-law, Marc and Karyl Yeston; granddaughter, Anabelle Yeston; sister and brother-in-law, Miriam and Philip Bernstein, St. Augustine. Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park (www.craigfuneralhome.com) is in charge of the arrangements. Published in St. Augustine Record on September 14, 2013
Ted Yocius, 75, of St. Augustine, died June 8, 2008. Mr. Yocius was a radioman and computer technician. He also ran a shrimp boat for years.
Survived by wife, Susan; daughter, Aurelia Y. Ingram; son, James K. Yocius; grands, Kristina, Chelsea, Shelby Yocius and Thomas Ingram.
Services at a later date.
Craig Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Park.
(St Augustine Record, 06/11/08)
Gerard "Jerry" Philip Yoest, 61, a winter resident of St. Augustine, died May 12, 2008. He was a native of Pittsburgh, Pa. He was a retired member of the Career Senior Executive Service and the foreign policy advisor to the commandant of the Coast Guard.
Services: Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. James Catholic Church, Wilkinsburg, Pa. Calling hours: Friday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Survivors: His wife, Rae Ellen O'Hair. I
n charge: Thomas L. Nied Funeral Home, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa.
(St Augustine Record, 05/29/08)
Gay L. Wilke Yoh, 61, of Jacksonville, passed away July 6, 2008.
She is predeceased by her father, Alvin G. Wilke.
She is survived by her husband, David J. Yoh, of Jacksonville; her mother, Freda L. Wilke, of Hastings; sister, Charlotte Markham, of Lakeland; three nephews; and one great-nephew.
Gay grew up in Hastings, Fla., was a longtime member of Kernan Boulevard Baptist Church and retired from State of Florida Employment Service.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2008, at Kernan Boulevard Baptist Church, 4000 Kernan Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32224 with the Rev. Ronnie L. McKenzie officiating. Family will receive friends at 10 a.m., before the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, 9221 Ward Parkway, Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64114 or Kernan Blvd. Baptist Church.
Arrangements under direction and care of Eternity Funeral Home.
(St Augustine Record, 07/09/08)
Talmadge Franklin Youmans of St. Augustine died June 7, 2000, at Flagler Hospital. Talmadge, 77, was born in Jacksonville, Fla. He has lived in St. Augustine for 23 years. Youmans was the Chief Warrant Officer of the U. S. Coast Guard.
Calling hours are June 12, 5-7 p.m. at Craig Funeral Home, which is also in charge of arrangements. Funeral services will be in Tifton, Ga., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Albitton-Beaumont Funeral Home. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 8384 Baymeadows Rd., Suite 10, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
(St. Augustine Record, 6/11/00)
Michael Edward Yohman, 80, passed away on Jan. 1, 2011, at Hadlow Center Hospice in St. Augustine, Fla. Born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, Mr. Yohman was a 1948 graduate of Chaney High School in Youngstown. Immediately after high school he attended Youngstown State University, where he graduated in 1952 with a bachelor's degree. He received a master's degree in education from Kent State University in 1954.
Following his graduate education, Mr. Yohman worked for more than 30 years for the Youngstown Public School System, as a teacher and then as director of the Vocational Educational Program for Young Adults at the Choffin Career Center.
After retiring from the Choffin Career Center, he worked as a consultant for JACS, a nonprofit educational organization in Washington, D.C. He also worked as a spotter for the Pittsburgh Maulers of the former USFL.
Known to enjoy golf and a good cigar, Mr. Yohman also swam every day, even through his illness.
He is survived by his daughter, Paula Rios (John), of Mesquite, Texas; and his son, Mark E. Yohman (Jodi Santini), of Pittsburgh; his grandchildren, Hannah, John Michael, Olivia, Erica and Madison; a sister, Betsy Mitchell; and his ex-wife, Carol Allison (nee Buchenic). Mr. Yohman was preceded in death by his wife, the late Arlene (nee Holland); and his son, the late Jeffrey Yohman (Pamela) and his mother, the late Katherine Yohman (nee Askey). A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 5950 State Road 16, St. Augustine. Memorial contributions can be made to Our Lady of Good Counsel Church at their mailing address: 5005 Church Road, St. Augustine, FL 32092. Offer condolences and sign the guest book at www.DiGiacomoFuneralHome.com. DiGiacomo Funeral Home, Philadelphia, is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record on January 4, 2011)
Charles Frederich Young, 71, St. Augustine, died April 4, 2000, at his home. He was born in Montgomery, Ala., and he had resided in St. Augustine since 1986. He was a retired U. S. Army command sergeant major, and he was a veteran of Vietnam.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Young; a daughter, Vernita Sharpe, Gaston, S. C.; three sons, Donald “Griff” Young, High Springs, Charles Alan and James E. Young, both of Palatka; a sister, Ann Heinz, Snowflake, Ariz.; and four grandchildren. Craig Funeral Home is in charge.
(The St. Augustine Record, Wednesday, April 5, 2000)
Charles Hilliard Young, 77, died Friday afternoon, Nov. 26, 2010, at his home in St. Augustine, Fla. Charlie was born in St. Augustine on May 11, 1933, at Flagler Hospital. After attending local schools and also the Bolles School in Jacksonville, he joined the U.S. Navy in 1951, where he served honorably for four years. After his discharge, he was employed by Fairchild Industries in St. Augustine. During his 30-year career, he served in many capacities, including general foreman of aircraft operations, and resided in Crestview, Fla., Winston-Salem, N.C., and Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. During this time, he was active in the United States Army Reserve and St. Augustine Jaycees. Upon retirement, Charlie returned to St. Augustine.
Charlie is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Joan Banta Young. He is also survived by son, Charles Hilliard Young Jr. (Karen); and daughter, Marilyn Young Tatum (Chuck); three step-children, Kevin (Kim), Kimberly Ann and Gregory (Kristina) Nauright; and five grandchildren, Daniel, Allie, Caroline, Lindsey and Sebastian. His loss is also mourned by his sister, Margaret Ann Edmiston, and his brother, Bill Young (Linda).
He is predeceased by his parents, Charles and Dorothy Young and sweet brother Robert.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the Trinity Episcopal Church, located at 215 St. George St. A private burial service will be held at a later time. The family gratefully declines flowers, but will graciously accept donations to The Bailey Family Center for Caring of Community Hospice, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257.
Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park is in charge of the arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, November 29, 2010)
Cheryl Holtz Young, 50, formerly from Hastings, Fla., residing in Palatka, Fla., died Aug. 22, 2008, at Putnam Community Medical Center. Cheryl was born to the Rev. Robert and the late Rosiland Holtz. She was educated in St. Johns County School System. She was affiliated with Christ UNM Church in Hastings. She was known for her soft, quiet spirit.
She leaves to mourn two daughters, Angela Fornah and Tarsha Holtz; father, The Rev. Robert Holtz; sisters, Tenshila Jones, Felecia Williams; brothers, Curtis Holtz, Jerome Holtz, Laverle Holtz, Robert Holtz Jr., Tommy Holtz, Gregory Holtz, Larry Holtz, Ricky Grantt and Terry Lang.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion AME Church in Hastings, the Rev. Lorenzo Laws and the Rev. Greg Grant officiating. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, San Mateo, Fla. Viewing will be 5:30 to 9 p.m. today (Friday) at Coleman Chapel and at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.
Coleman Mortuary of Hastings is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 08/29/08)
Derrick L. Young Jr., infant son of Kellie Williams, Hastings, and Derrick L. Young Sr., Palatka, returned to Heaven on Dec. 21 at Shands Hospital, Jacksonville.
Graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at Gethsemane Cemetery, Hastings, the Rev. Rick Torrence officiating.
Others who cherish the precious memories of this beloved angel are brother and sisters, Larry Session Jr., Justus Young, N"Starsha and Nireka Young; grandparents, Audrey Williams, Dennis Doxilly, Linda Marshall and James (Charlotte) Young; other relatives and caring friends.
Leo C. Chase and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, December 28, 2010)
Dorothy Parrish Young, 80, of St. Augustine, Fla., and Linville Falls, N.C. went to be with the Lord Monday morning Feb. 22, 2010 at Watauga Medical Center in Boone, N.C. after an extended illness.
Dorothy was the daughter of the late Lewis Edward and Doris Mae Parrish of St. Augustine.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, William H. Young; two daughters, Sallie Norris of Crestview, Fla., and Susan Baker of Charlotte, N.C.; two sons, Gary Young of St. Augustine, and Robbie Young of Linville Falls; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 2/25/2010)
Ernest E. Young, 84, of Satsuma, Fla., died March 3, 2008. Mr. Young was a native of Ashland, Ky., and had resided in Putnam County since 1985, coming from Ashland. Mr. Young was a veteran of the U.S. Army having during World War II. He had worked for 36 years as an electrical maintenance foreman with Armco Steel Company in Ashland and was a member of the First Baptist Church of San Mateo, Fla., a 32nd degree Mason and was a member of several square dancing clubs.
Services: Were held 5 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2008 at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. An additional service will be held in Ashland. Officiating: The Rev. Leroy Lewis and The Rev. Jim May. Calling hours: The family received friends one hour prior to services at Johnson-Overturf.
Survivors: His wife of two years, Therese V. Young, San Mateo; sons, Ronald Young, Raceland, Ky., Larry Young, San Mateo and Danny Young, Ashland; step-son, Roger Belgau, Palatka; brother, Melvin Young, Baton Rogue, La.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one step-grandson. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of San Mateo, P.O. Box 56, San Mateo, FL 32187.
In charge: Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home, Palatka.
(St Augustine Record, 3/6/08)
Essie Mae Young, 93, of Palatka, entered the sunset of life on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Haven Hospice Roberts' Care Center. She was a native of Surrency, Ga., was born on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 1921. Mother Young was united in holy matrimony to Rev. Noah Young and they honored their vows for more than 65 years. He preceded her in eternal rest on July 23, 2003. She was a devoted member who served the Lord faithfully at St. Johns Baptist Church, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church and Third Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church combining more than 50 years of commitment as a humble child of God. Essie Mae was a loving and caring servant and was truly a "First Lady" who was a spiritual blessing to everyone. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in eternal rest by brothers, Charlie Vaughns, Clifford Vaughns, Jimmie Lee Vaughns, and Sing Vaughns; sisters Hattie Howard, Mattie Hall, Ida B. McMorris and Queeneva Roberts. Those who cherish the precious memories devoted sister, Deaconess Minnie Lee McCall, Palatka; nieces, Wilma Wesley, Palatka, Marie (Eugene) Heath, Jacksonville, Missionary Darletha (Elder Jimmie L. Sr.) Lewis, Hastings, Sweetie Mae Brown, Brunswick, Ga., Cordelia Foster, Baxley, Ga.; nephews, Leroy Young, Jesup, Ga., Perry Young Jr., and William McMorris, Baxley, Ga.; and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews and friends.
Visitation: 5-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at "Flagg's Chapel of Serenity." Homegoing celebration: 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Mt. Tabor First Baptist Church, 4909 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, Fla., Rev. Karl N. Flagg, pastor. Rev. LeRoyKaymore, pastor of Third Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church and Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church, is the eulogist. Interment will follow in Armstrong Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the Young family at www.flaggserenitychapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Karl N. Flagg Serenity Memorial Chapel, 2400 Madison Street, Palatka, Fla.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on Jan. 10, 2014)
James C. Young, 70, passed away on Jan. 7, 2010, at Earl B. Hadlow Center in Jacksonville, Fla.
He served his country in the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Sonja, children and other family members.
Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 11801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL (904-288-0025).
Please sign the guest book at staugustine.com/obits
(St Augustine Record, 1/9/2010)
Jeanne Mickler Young, 80, native and lifelong resident of St. Augustine, Fla., died Aug. 18, 2010, at Haven Hospice"s Roberts Care Center, Palatka, Fla. She was a member of the Catholic Church. She was a graduate of St. Joseph Academy. She served as head of the St. Augustine/St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce for many years and served as secretary to the St. Johns County Board of Commissioners. She was the first secretary when the St. Johns County Building Department was established. She later worked and retired as a secretary for Anastasia State Park.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at San Sebastian Catholic Church, the Rev. Thomas Walsh, officiating. Burial will be in San Lorenzo Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday with the rosary being said at 5 p.m. Those wishing to may make a contribution in her memory to the Sisters of St. Joseph, P.O. Box 3506, St. Augustine, FL 32085. She was preceded in death by her parents Dan and Cleo Mickler, her husband Frank Young and brother-in-law, Joe James. She is survived two sisters, Betty Shoals (Frank) and Juanita James; son, Jimmy Young (Angie); two grandsons, Jeremy (Holly) and Corey (Jena); three nieces, Carolyn Shoals, Kimberly Shoals and Danielle Mangrum; one nephew, Frank Shoals; several great nieces and nephews. She was loved by all and will be missed by many. Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park is in charge of the arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 8/21/2010)
Joseph H. Young, 57, St. Augustine, passed away at home Jan. 16, 2010.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Sandra L. Young; daughter, Valerie A. Young; and son, Joseph H. Young. He also leaves behind a sister, Cheryl Young; nephews, James Mace and Michael Miller; brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Barbara Cameron and other nieces and nephews, Sara Cameron, Alexandria Cameron Shugart and Craig Cameron.
Memorial services will be held 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at Lighthouse Church of God, 1230 Kings Estate Road.
St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 1/21/2010)
Born Sept. 9, 1958, in Macon, Ga., Keith was the third of five children born to the late Bennie E. Young and Patricia K. Young, both of Macon. As the family moved numerous times throughout his younger years, Keith grew fiercely independent, carving his own way through life.
Keith learned to make friends easily, and cherished his friendships deeply. Keith was married to Kathy Beatty of Wilmington, Del., and together, until their divorce in 2007, they raised two beautiful children, Adam and Ashley Young of St. Augustine.
Keith was a gifted carpenter, an accomplished gardener and a passionate fisherman. Keith's greatest talent was his artwork, which he kept mostly private. Keith died before dawn on May 24, 2008. He will be remembered and missed by his friends and family.
Keith is survived by his children, Adam and Ashley; his mother, Patricia Young of Macon, Ga.; his brothers, Scott and Kyle Young of Jupiter, Fla., and the Rev. Mark Young of Ft. Thomas, Ky.; his sister, Lisa Young of Macon, Ga., and numerous nieces and nephews and extended family members. Keith's life will be celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, at 4 p.m. All are invited to join his family on the beach at the Mary Street ramp to share stories and memories.
(St Augustine Record, 10/18/08)
Robert Watts Young Jr., 57, widower of Theresa Ikley Young, died Monday, April 22, 2013, at the Bailey Center. He was born in Washington, D.C., to Robert Watts Young and Elsie Pace. Robert had resided in St. Augustine since 1995. A loving and dedicated father, he is survived by his son, Robert Watts Young III. Additional survivors include a sister, Debora Loy, and a niece, Heidi Overby. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Craig Funeral Home. Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park (www.craigfuneralhome.com) is in charge of arrangements. Published in St. Augustine Record on May 18, 2013
Stephanie J. Young, 59, of St. Augustine, died March 20, 2009, at Flagler Hospital. She was native of St. Augustine. In 1970 Stephanie began her professional career as an investigator for the Leon County Sheriff's Office in Tallahassee. In 1981 she graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in behavioral science from the University of South Florida. From 1978 to 1989 she worked for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as a special agent supervisor. She was the first female to graduate from the FBI National Academy for law enforcement administrators at Quantico, Va. In 1991 Stephanie earned her juris doctrate from the Florida State University College of Law.
In 2001, after 10 years of practicing with the Carlton Fields law firm in Tampa, Stephanie left her position as senior attorney to return to St. Augustine, where she continued to enjoy her work and those she worked with at the Sheppard & Sheppard firm.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Good News Church, with the pastor, the Rev. Smiley Sturgis, officiating. Flowers are gratefully accepted, or those wishing may make a contribution in her memory to Good News Church, 1357 Wildwood Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32086.
She was preceded in death by her father, B.D. Young.
She is survived by her mother, Grace Masters; her sister, Denise Moxon; and her brother-in-law, Art Moxon.
Craig Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 03/23/09)
Theresa I. Young, 50, St. Augustine, died Feb. 27, 2009, at her home. She was born in Scott AFB, Ill., and had resided in St. Augustine since 1995, moving here from Kentucky. She had worked as a manager at Bank of America. She was a member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church.
Memorial services will be held 9 a.m. Monday March 9, 2009, at St. Anastasia Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband, Robert W. Young Jr; a son, Robert W. Young III, both of St. Augustine; two sisters, Francine Watts, Tracy's Landing, Md., Pauline Ikley, Columbia, Md.; five brothers, Joseph Ikley, St. Augustine, Stephen Ikley, Beggs, Okla., Raymond Ikley, Port St. Lucie, Vincent Ikley, Richmond, Va., and William Ikley, Sikesville, Md.
St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine record, 03/06/09)
William R. "Bill" Younger Sr., 74, of St. Augustine, died April 4, 2008, at Flagler Hospital. Mr. Younger was a native of Cordova, Ky., and had resided in St. Augustine since 2007. He was a truck driver and he served his country in the U.S. Army. He was of the Baptist faith.
Services: None. Calling hours: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Craig Funeral Home Chapel.
Survivors: His son, William R. "Bill" Younger Jr., St. Augustine; daughters, Bonnie Stoddard, Georgia, Brenda Duggan, Connecticut, Linda Kruze, Kentucky; 11 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
In charge: Craig Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Park.
(St. Augustine Record, 04/09/08)
Donna Marie Youngs, 47, of St. Johns, died Nov. 24, 2010, at the Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring.
She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and had resided in St. Augustine since 1991, moving here from Rome, Ohio. She worked as an accountant.
A celebration of her life will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Tammy and Clay Schmermund.
Flowers are gratefully declined, but those wishing may make a contribution in her memory to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257.
She is survived by her husband, Kevin Youngs, St. Johns; her parents, Clyde and Joyce Nance, St. Augustine; two sons, Chris Herron, St. Augustine, and Jerry Herron, Goosecreek, S.C.; a brother, Paul Nance, and his wife, Arlene, St. Augustine; and a sister, Tammy Schmermund, and her husband, Clay, St. Augustine.
St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, November 25, 2010)
Dorothy Fay Yunker, 81, beloved wife of Larry Yunker of 41 years and loving mother and granny, entered into rest on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011.
Dorothy, daughter of the late Gladys and Benjamin Wylie McManus, was born in Augusta, Ga. and worked for United Airlines in Elk Grove Village, Ill., as a computer console operator until she retired.
Dorothy enjoyed organizing family holiday parties, visiting Hawaii, sewing and crafting. She made many outfits for the family, including matching robes for everyone one Christmas.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Fay Anna (Ciccione) Markson; a grandson, Andy Staufenbiel; her parents Gladys and Benjamin Wylie McManus; brother, Benjamin McManus Jr. and sister-in-law Mary Earl McManus.
Dorothy is survived by her two daughters, Deborah (Ciccione) Staufenbiel and Bridget Lynn Yunker; a son, Paul Jay Ciccione and his wife Gail Ciccione; grandchildren, Laurie (David) Moore and Peter Markson-Ciccione, Shannon (Andy) Staufenbiel; great-grandchildren, Erin, Amy, Michael and Isabella; and her beloved grand-dog, Captain. A visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at Craig Funeral Home, St. Augustine, Fla. A chapel service and internment will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at Memory Gardens, 2501 East Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-5898. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Arthritis Foundation are appreciated at www.arthritis.org; select donate; then select Honor and Memorial Gifts; then select Dorothy Yunker under recent honorees. Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park is in charge of arrangements.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on October 3, 2011 )
Mary Zagorski passed away at Flagler Hospital on June 1, 2013. Mary was born and raised in Queens, N.Y. She married Emil in 1960 and in 1988 they moved to St. Augustine. Mary was a wonderful mother to her three children and a devoted grandmother and great-grandmother that was always ready to lend a helping hand or give a big hug. Mary was a lifelong Catholic and a longtime member of Corpus Christi Parish. Her hobbies included cooking and playing Bingo. Mary is survived by two daughters, Joanne (Mario) Zunino and Marie (Joe) Klingner; son, Andy Zagorski, all of St. Augustine; sister, Ann Romang of East Meadow, New York; nine grandchildren, Mario (Kori) Zunino, Felicia, Jennifer, Kristi, Marissa, Joey, Jacob, Steven and Michael; three great-grandchildren, Mario III, Enrico and Leonardo. She is preceded in death by her husband, Emil. Visitation will be held on from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday with prayers beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Craig Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be said at 9 a.m. on Wednesday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church followed by burial at San Lorenzo Catholic Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully accepted or you may make a memorial donation to the American Cancer Society . Arrangements by Craig Funeral Home. Published in St. Augustine Record on June 2, 2013
Maryhelen "Mary" Zajewski, 72, St. Augustine, died Feb. 26, 2012, at Flagler Hospital. She was born in Watertown, N.Y., and has resided in St. Augustine since 1987, moving here from Illinois. She worked as a Haz Mat Inspector with St. Johns County until her retirement. She was a member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church and she was past president of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary Council 13337.
She is survived by her husband, George Zajewski; daughters, Suzanne Zajewksi, Christine Dettlinger, Diana Miller, Melanie Unsworth, all of St. Augustine; granddaughter, Natalie Brown and great-grandson, Aidan Brown.
Funeral Mass will be held 9 a.m. Friday, March 2, 2012, at St. Anastasia Catholic Church.
A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday March 1, 2012 at St. Johns Family Funeral Home.
Flowers are gratefully declined and those wishing may make a contribution in her memory to St. Gerard Campus, P.O. Box 4382, St. Augustine, FL 32085.
St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
Published in St. Augustine Record on February 29, 2012
Suzanne M. Zajewski formerly of St. Augustine, Fla., passed away at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., after a brief illness. She was born Oct. 5, 1964, to George and MaryhelenZajewski in Moline, Ill., where she graduated from Rock Ridge High School and Blackhawk Community College. She came to live in St. Augustine in 1986, where she became a coordinator of Project Linus; making blankets for children in need. She also attended Corpus Christi Catholic Church. She moved to Bristol, Pa., in 2005. She is preceded in death by her mother, MaryhelenZajewski. She is survived by her fiance', Leonard Jankowski of Bristol, Pa.; her daughter, Natalie Brown; her grandson Aidan Brown; her sisters, Christine Dettlinger, Diana Miller, Melanie Unsworth and her father George Zajewski, all of St. Augustine, Fla. Graveside services are planned at a later date at San Lorenzo Cemetery, St. Augustine, Fla.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on Oct. 23, 2013)
Lucy A. Zamora, 85, went to join Charles, her loving husband of 56 years, in Heaven on June 10, 2010. She died at the Ponce Care Center in St. Augustine.
Born in Weimar, Texas, Lucy played violin and toured Arizona and California with an all-female orchestra, La Musica Tipica, before settling down to married life.
She moved with her family to Jacksonville, where she was employed at several local businesses before retirement to Jacksonville Beach, spending her last few years at Ponce Care Center in St. Augustine.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 14 at Arlington Park Funeral Home with a Rosary at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church in St. Augustine.
A private interment service will be held at Arlington Park Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catholic Charities in your local community.
She is survived by sons Ron and Greg Zamora, daughter-in-law Mary Lea (Ron"s wife) and six of eight siblings: Raymond and Paul Alvarado, Rita (Alvarado) LaDavia, Frances (Alvarado) Flores, Mike and Joe Alvarado.
She was preceded in death by siblings Peter and Apolonio Alvarado Jr. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, all of whom will miss her very much.
Arlington Park Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 6/13/2010)
Mary Leanna (Driftmier) Zamora slipped peacefully away April 24, 2012 with her loving husband, Ron Zamora, at her hospice bedside. Affectionately known as Mary Lea, Drifter, Nana and Mom Ñ she embodied Grace and inspired everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. Mary Lea was born July 26, 1947 in Westerly, R.I., to the Rev. Frederick Field Driftmier and his adoring wife Betty (Crandall). The elder of two children, she is survived by her brother, David (and Barb) Driftmier of Calgary, Alberta. She attended Northfield Preparatory School in Northfield, Mass. She received her B.A. in sociology from Boston University and her M.A. in non-fiction writing from University of New Hampshire.
Mary Lea"s favorite job was mother and is survived by her three children: Isabel (and David) Sanchez of Atlanta, Ga.; Christopher (and Renda) Palo of Seattle, Wash.; and Cassandra Palo of San Francisco, Calif. Mary Lea has three wonderful grandchildren who inspired her to fight and write her way through illness. In addition, Mary Lea is survived by scores of friends and extended family members scattered across the globe Ñ all incredibly grateful for the community of folks who took such incredible care of her near the end.
Mary Lea lived a life dedicated to serving those in deepest need. She most recently worked as a prevention support specialist for St. John"s County teaching parenting and conflict resolution to families in or near crisis. Her favorite aspect of the job was teaching in the jails and working with youth in juvenile detention. Hundreds of people lost a wonderful mother. She worked tirelessly for peace and justice both locally and nationally. Some of her notable, recent positions include: Board member of the Florida Coalition of Peace and Justice, member of Catholic Volunteers, co-facilitator for JustFaith at the Cathedral-Basilica, and co-facilitator for JustMatters Prison Reform Module. She has previously been a case manager at the Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless in Jacksonville, Fla. She was an agency coordinator at Second Harvest Food Bank in Orlando, Fla. Her CV of varied, service-oriented positions goes on and on.
Mary Lea was a role model for living with integrity and gratitude. She viewed every day as an opportunity to love, sing, dance, and serve her community. Words cannot describe the void left by her sudden departure from our lives. Earth lost an angel and Heaven gained one.
A funeral mass will be held at Cathedral-Basilica Friday, May 4, 2012 at 10 a.m. in downtown St. Augustine. Her family is planning on interring her ashes in Rhode Island July 7, 2012 In lieu of flowers; please make a donation to the Sisters of St. Joseph (www.ssjfl.org) a sisterhood to which Mary Lea served as associate. Craig Funeral Home (www.craigfuneralhome.com) Crematory and Memorial Park is in charge of the arrangements.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on May 1, 2012 )
James Joseph Zamrazil, 98, of St. Augustine, Fla., passed away peacefully
May 26, 2014, at the Bailey Center. Born April 19, 1916, in Chicago, Ill., he was a longtime resident of Inverness, Ill., and after the death of his wife lived in East Meadow, N.Y., and finally St. Augustine, in order to remain close to his daughter. Jim is survived by his two children, his son, James Joseph Zamrazil III, (wife Janet); his daughter, Judy Zamrazil (husband James Georgakis); his grandchild, James Joseph IV (wife Meg); and his nieces, Kristie and Carol Zamrazil, Jana Ellison (husband Randy); and his nephew, Charlie Zamrazil, (wife Tami). He was preceded in death by his wife Doris Zamrazil, his sister, Bess White, and his brother, Charlie Zamrazil.
Jim graduated from Knox College in 1939 with a BA in Psychology, also earning an master's degree in personnel administration from Northwestern University Graduate School in 1950. He served in the Navy from 1943 to 1945 with the rank of Lt. JG. Jim had a long and prosperous career in industrial relations, first as vice president of industrial relations at Clayton Mark and Powers Regulator, then as corp VP of personnel administration at Scott Foresman until he retired in 1981 to start his own successful personnel consulting business from 1981 to 2003.
After retiring, Jim and his wife traveled extensively touring Europe, many of the Caribbean Islands, and enjoyed wintering in Tucson, Ariz., and Sanibel, Fla. Jim was a lifelong avid golfer and as a 53 year member of the Inverness Golf Club. He won every trophy tournament at least once and finished second in the 1963 club championship. Jim was wonderful, kind, loving father, and friend to many.
We will all miss him very much. A private family gathering will be planned this summer to honor his life. St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on June 1, 2014 )
Joan M. Zanto, 92, passed away at Coral Landing on April 20, 2009. Born into a family of seven children, Joan lived all her life in New York until she moved to St. Augustine in 1993. She was a loving homemaker and bookkeeper for the family business. Her hobbies included knitting, crocheting, playing cards and bowling. She was also a skilled seamstress. Joan was a lifelong Catholic who enjoyed going to Mass and Rosary services.
Joan's memory will be cherished by many ... always the life of the party. Those who met her were sure to have their spirits lifted.
Joan is survived by two daughters, Susan (Ronald) Trehy of Lincoln, Maine, and Lynda (John) Guarnieri of St. Augustine; one brother, Robert (Patricia) Lombardi of Bethpage, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Laura, David, Douglas, Christopher and Daniel; and two great-grandchildren, Rhiannon and Tristan.
Her husband Harold passed away 20 years ago. She was fortunate to have a very large and loving extended family. A private family gathering will be held at Craig Funeral Home. A memorial Mass will be said at San Sebastian Catholic Church at 4 p.m. on June 20, 2009.
Craig Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Park in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 04/22/09)
Joan Marie Zarnowski, 72, of St. Augustine, passed away on Oct. 19, 2011 at the Bailey Family Center for Caring. Born in Jersey City, N.J., she grew up in Harrison, N.J. and had been a longtime resident of Tyler Hill, Pa., before moving to St. Augustine in 1976. She worked as a secretary for the St. Johns County School System for nearly 30 years, mostly at the Yates Exceptional Student Center and at Webster Elementary School. She was an avid NASCAR fan, who especially followed Jeff Gordon"s career, and enjoyed watching NFL Football on television. Joan was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, affectionately known as "GG" to her grandkids. She was most happy when she had a house full of family and friends on holidays, or any day for that matter. Her cooking never failed to draw a crowd because of the love that she poured into it.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony "Woody" Zarnowski; a son, Richard John Bellini; and a brother, Daniel Christy. She is survived by her daughters, Toni Marie Bellini and partner, Dawn Hale, Beth Ann Sullivan and husband Phillip, a son, John Michael Bellini and wife Melinda, all of St. Augustine; a sister, Barbara Jackson and husband Russ of Lyndhurst, N.J.; sister-in-law, Dolores Christy of New Jersey; grandchildren: Candace, Anthony, Ashleigh and Devin; great-grandchildren, Caleb, Madison and Kylie and her bff, Eleanor Nerbonne. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Augustine, with the Rev. Ed Booth, officiating. Interment will follow at San Lorenzo Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on this evening at St. Johns Family Funeral Home, with a Prayer Vigil at 6 p.m. Flowers are gratefully accepted or donations in her memory may be made to: Bailey Family Center for Caring, c/o Community Hospice of N.E. FL., 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257. St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on October 21, 2011 )
Harry H. Zayas, 76, of St. Augustine, died on Jan. 10, 2011, at the Roberts Care Center in Palatka. Born in Manhattan, N.Y., he served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War era.
He is survived by his wife, Anita Zayas of St. Augustine. Services will be held at Bay Pines Veteran Cemetery.
St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, January 16, 2011)
John W. Zeigler, 92, passed away on March 27, 2010, at home. John was born in Chicago, Ill., and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He is survived by three sons, Wayne, Doug, and Scott; two sisters, Lucy and Bessie; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
His wife of 50 years, Lorraine preceded him in death.
Private services are planned.
Craig funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park is in charge of the arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 3/31/2010)
Walter Moody Zeigler, 81, of St. Augustine, Fla., passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, after a short battle with cancer. He was born on May 6, 1928, in Flagler Beach, Fla., to parents, Joseph and Sadie Isaabelle Helmey Zeigler. Mr. Zeigler served his country during the Korean War in the United States Air Force and the United States Marine Corps. He was a retired carpenter and commercial fisherman. He also ran a produce route in the local area and his customers were like family to him. Mr. Zeigler loved fishing and spending time with his friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; by his step-father, Kenny Adams and his brother, Ralph Jackson Zeigler.
Survivors include his wife, Alice M. Zeigler of St. Augustine; son, Roger Dale Zeigler of St. Augustine; daughters, Cindy Young of Callahan, Fla., Lesa Jo Duncan, and Lorrie Ann Briggs, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; brother, J.K. Zeigler of Orange Park, Fla.; and sister, Betty Ann McDonald of St. Augustine; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, in the Broadus-Raines Chapel with Dr. H. Mark Nicholson, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to Community Hospice of NE Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257. Cremation arrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000.
(St Augustine Record, 11/27/2009)
George William Zeiler, age 89, of Land O' Lakes, Fla., passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2006. He was born in Bluefield, W.Va., on Oct. 1, 1916.
George was a World War II Coast Guard veteran and received a medal for the underwater rescue of the body of an Air Force Training Pilot off the coast of Florida. He was the first underwater diver at Marineland in St. Augustine, and made "Ripley's Believe It or Not" twice for most unusual job, Underwater Window Washer; and made the first underwater radio broadcast with Drew Pearson.
George is survived by his wife of 67 years, Georgia Anton Zeiler; daughter, Linda Beckett and her husband, Edward; two grandchildren, Michael Beckett and his wife, Josephine and Jennifer Connerty and her husband, Sean; and two greatgrandchildren,
Michael Joseph and Matthew William Beckett. He is also survived by four sisters, Mitzi Upp, Gloria Gresham, Totsy Stilwell, and Orlene Richardson.
A memorial service will be held a later date. Trinity Memorial Gardens (727- 376-7824) handled arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 07/30/06)
Pauline Zeluff, 96, of St Augustine, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 22, 2009.
She spent most of her life in Port Byron and Auburn, N.Y. She was predeceased by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cartwright Zeluff.
Survivors: Her cousins, Carolyn Juriet and Bill Hiserodt, St. Augustine, and her many dear friends at Grace United Methodist Church.
Service: Memorial service, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, Grace United Methodist Church, 8 Carrera St., St Augustine.
In charge: Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park.
(St Augustine Record, 11/8/2009)
Carlyle Zephrine, 69, of St. Augustine, died Feb. 11, 2008, at St. Augustine Health & Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Zephrine was a native of Grenada and had lived in St. Augustine for the past five years, coming here from New York. Mr. Zephrine was a supervisor for New York City Department of Transportation for over 25 years. He was a member of New Mt. Moriah Christian Ministry.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at New Mt. Moriah Christian Ministry. Officiating: The Rev. Ronald Stafford. Calling hours: 5-9 p.m. Friday at Chase Chapel and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at the church. Burial: None.
Survivors: His wife, Paula St. Louis Zephrine, Brooklyn, N.Y.; daughter, Susan Zephrine Carter, Jamaica, N.Y.; sons, David Zephrine, Uniondale, N.Y., Andre Zephrine, Washington, D.C., Cornell Zephrine, Brooklyn; sisters, Julia Zephrine, Pennsylvania, Barbara Zephrine, England; brothers, Edgar Zephrine, Detroit, Mich., Lawrence Zephrine, Joseph Zephrine Jr., Fredrick Zephrine and Ian Zephrine, all of Trinidad; five grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and other relatives.
In charge: Leo C. Chase & Son Funeral Home.
(St Augustine Record, 2/21/08)
Mary Helen Zerba, 87, of St. Augustine, passed away June 8, 2011, at Flagler Hospital. She was born Feb. 6, 1924, in Philadelphia, Pa. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond H. Zerba in 1994.
Surviving are her daughter, Mary Jane Bailey (John); her son, Raymond H. Zerba, Jr.; grandchildren, Heather, Teresa, and Jacklyn Bailey, and Raymond, III and Amy Zerba. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, in the Garden of Devotion at Jacksonville Memory Gardens, 111 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, Fla. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home at the address above. Please sign the online guestbook at www.jacksonvillememorygardens.com.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on June 12, 2011)
Steven John Zetye passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Born in Highland Park, Mich., in 1950, Steve raised his family in Trumbull, Conn., and later moved to Shamong, N.J., where he retired. Steve served as a petty officer submariner on the Nathanael Green from 1969 to 1974. He was a graduate of the University of Connecticut. He worked as an electrical engineer for his entire career.
Steve had many interests, including classic cars, home improvement, family history, and community involvement through foster care. His biggest interest was always in his family. Steve was a father, not only to his own children, but also to countless foster children as a foster parent for the state of Connecticut and the Casey Agency over the years.
As a retiree he was a member of the "Zipper Club" as well as the "Zapper Club," which are groups from the Deborah Heart and Lung center. The Zipper Club is for patients who have undergone open-heart surgery, and the Zapper Club is for patients with pacemakers. After his own arduous surgery and recovery in 2002, Steve counseled others patients and families at Deborah who were about to have these dangerous procedures.
Son of Robert Zetye and Jacquelyn Lane, brother of Kathryn Barry, he is survived by his wife of 35 years, Cynthia; three sons, Raymond and wife, Julia, Phillip, Kenneth and wife, Rebecca Zetye; his daughters, Regina Zetye, Sarah Martell and Nicole Underhill; his grandsons, Elijah Zetye and Domanik Martell; as well as countless foster children. After 34 years of struggling against cancer and heart disease Steve succumbed to his damaged heart. His will to live and perseverance were legendary, and his legacy of love and integrity will live forever through his close family. Services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at 3 p.m. at 16 Wilted Grass Trail in Shamong, N.J., and on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport on 96 Chapel St., Stratford, Conn. Friends will gather at both services an hour beforehand to chat and tell stories about Steve. In leiu of flowers, please direct contributions to Camp Jewell YMCA, 6 Prock Hill Road in Colebrook, Conn., under the Steve Zetye Memorial Fund. Dennison Funeral Home, Vincetown, N.J., is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 10/24/08)
Ann Marie Rutledge Zidar passed away Feb. 6, 2014, in St. Augustine, Fla. She was born March 7, 1926, in Cleveland, Ohio. Ann had resided in St. Augustine for the last 20 years, moving here from Plantation, Fla., in 1994. Her family and faith meant everything to her. She was a devoted mother and 'Granny' and a devout member of Saint Anastasia Catholic Church as well as St. Gregory's Catholic Church in Plantation, Fla. Ann grew up in Maple Heights, Ohio where she met and married the love of her life, Frank J. Zidar after his service in World War II with the United States Marine Corps, 3rd Division, in Guam, Iwo Jima and Guadalcanal. They moved to Miami, Fla., in 1952 and settled in Fort Lauderdale where they raised their three children. Ann also worked for many years as a teacher's aide with Tropical Elementary.
She was predeceased in death by her husband, Frank J. Zidar, and her granddaughter, Heather Zidar. She is survived by sons, Mark Zidar, Matt Zidar and his wife, Debbie; and daughter, Kathy Pyle and her husband, Greg. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Chris Zidar (Darcy), Katie Zidar Colt (Jeremie), Amy Fitzgerald (Matt), Andrew Zidar (Amy), Mike Pyle, and Molly Pyle; and her nine great-grandchildren, Mia, Dylan, Ashley, Jake, Griffin, Emerson, Delaney, Olivia, and Emma Kate.
Flowers are welcomed but for those who may choose, donations may be made to The Make a Wish Foundation in memory of her granddaughter, Heather. Visitation will be held from 9-9:30 a.m.Saturday at the T.M. Ralph Plantation Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Gregory. Urn Committal will follow at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by T. M. Ralph Funeral Home, 954 587-6888 tmralph.com.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on Feb. 13, 2014 )
Betty Jean Zieglmeier, 78, St. Augustine, died June 16, 2009.
She was born in Birmingham, Ala., and had resided in St. Augustine for the past 21 years, moving here from Jacksonville. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2009, at St. Johns Family Funeral Home.
She is survived by her husband, Herbert Zieglmeier, St. Augustine; two daughters, Elizabeth A. Curtis, St. Augustine, Betty Jean Hartman, Tavares, Fla.; three sisters, Martha Jane Josefczk, Mount Dora, Fla., Georgia Ann Wormwood, Webster, Fla., Marian Frances McKinney, Georgia; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 06/18/09)
Margaret L. " Maggie" Zierfuss, age 68, passed away at the Earl B. Hadlow Hospice Center in Jacksonville on July 19, 2008.
Margaret was born and raised in Tunbridge Wells, England. She served as a lieutenant in the Signal Corps of the Royal Air Force in the late '50s and early '60s. Her career began with helping unwed mothers learn how to care for children. Later, Margaret worked as a family counselor and taught marriage and family seminars in both Maryland and Florida. She was recognized internationally for her work.
Most important to Margaret was her own family. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother. Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Gunter; two sons, Kurt and Karl; sister, Anne; brother, Dereck and niece, Andrea; nephews, Adrian and Seyan.
The family is planning a private memorial service.
Craig Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 07/21/08)
Bernardene Elaine Ziers (nee Young) passed away Friday, June 22, 2012, at home after a two-year battle with cancer. She was a long-time resident of St. Augustine.
She is survived by husband, Stephen C. Ziers I; daughters, Jennifer (Sean) Tooley (nee Harrell), Deborah Harrell; and son, Stephen C. Ziers II. Memorial services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ, 500 Deltona Blvd., St. Augustine Shores, at 2 p.m. Friday the 29th of June 2012. Flowers are gratefully declined. For her love of lighthouses, donations may be made to The Lighthouse Preservation Society.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on June 29, 2012)
Grace Zimmer passed away in St. Augustine, Fla., on Feb. 14, 2014. She was 88 years old. Grace was born to Henry and Marie Gackstatter on Oct. 13, 1925, in Bronx, N.Y. She graduated from Pawling High School in 1943 and attended the school of nursing at Harlem Valley State Hospital, where she graduated as a registered nurse in 1949.
Grace was married to Robert Weeks, and they had two children, Dorothea and Daniel. Robert Weeks died in a car accident on Aug. 27, 1947, leaving her a widow with a young daughter and an unborn son. Grace married Kenneth Zimmer in 1951 and moved to Athens, N.Y., where they raised nine children. After Ken's death on Aug. 28, 1975, Grace and three of her then-youngest children moved to St. Augustine, Fla., where she worked in nursing until she retired in 1982.
After retiring from nursing, she worked at Wal-Mart, and was known for her holiday costumes and earrings. Grace enjoyed talking with people and dressing up for the holidays. Grace is survived by her nine children, Dorothea Weeks of Wyomissing, Pa.; Daniel Weeks of Earlton, N.Y.; Ruth Rose of Tulsa, Okla.; Charles Zimmer of Interlachen, Fla.; Kenneth Zimmer Jr. of Earlton; Doneda Cole of Hastings, Fla.; John Zimmer of Paint Rock, Ala.; Lisa King of Hastings; and Laura Plunkett of Walkertown, N.C. She is also survived by 29 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; her sister, Marie McHugh; and her brother, James Gackstatter, both of St. Augustine.
Grace liked to read and work on her puzzles, sewing, crocheting and many craft items. She was well known for her Raggedy Ann and Andy doll-making skills, donating many of them to schools, and making them for her children, grandchildren and friends. Grace will be fondly remembered by all who knew her. No one was a stranger to her. She helped anyone in need, regardless of her own circumstances. She was a kind and compassionate woman, who will be truly missed by her loving family and many friends.
Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park will handle funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to your favorite local charity benefiting family and children or to the Bailey House Community Hospice in St. Augustine, Fla.
( Published in St. Augustine Record on Feb. 20, 2014 )
Margaret ("Peggy O"Malley") Zimski, beloved and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, passed peacefully in the presence of loving family members on July 25, 2011, in St. Augustine, Fla. Peggy was devout in her faith and fierce in her loyalty and sense of fairness Ñ as one would expect from a true Kennedy democrat. The greatest joy in her life was her family; from her smallest great-grandchild to her oldest child, she listened to and counseled her family with a firm hand but with a warm heart. Peggy loved to cook. A main feature of every holiday was Peggy"s special meals; her mashed potatoes are family legend.
A lifelong avid reader and political junkie, to the end the clarity of her thinking was only exceeded by the sharpness of her wit. In her golden years, she daily held court in her apartment for family, friends and anyone else who passed through her doors, dispensing Irish wisdom and sage advice.
Peggy was born in Duluth, Minn., Nov. 21, 1922, one of three daughters of Walter and Irene O"Malley. In 1943, Peggy married Donald Zimski, who saw combat in Europe in World War II. Peggy and Don eventually moved to Fort Wayne, Ind., where they raised their four children. From age 18 to 80, starting in Minnesota, and continuing in Fort Wayne and later in Atlanta, Peggy worked as a beautician. Customer and co-worker alike were drawn to Peggy"s humor, charisma and strong personality, and in her work she forged lifelong relationships. In 1999, Peggy"s charms reached across the Atlantic when she fulfilled her dream of visiting Ireland. Accompanied by her intrepid daughters, Peggy visited pubs and churches from Galway to Dingle and beyond. Peggy made her mark in the lives of almost everyone she encountered: from family to friends, to colleagues, to people she would meet, to drug-addicted babies she volunteered to nurture at St. Gerard"s in St. Augustine.
Peggy is survived by her sister, Judy O"Malley; four children and their spouses, Mary Christon (Andy), Kathleen Zimski (Brent Petit), John Zimski (Carol), Patrick Zimski (Merry Ross); nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, and her sister, Mary (Joy) Molter. Peggy"s family has no doubt that she is now lighting candles for them and directing the angels and saints in heaven. A memorial Mass for Peggy will be held at 9 a.m. on Aug. 26, 2011, at St. Anastasia Catholic Church, 5205 A1A South, St. Augustine, Fla. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, please make a donation in Peggy"s name to St. Gerard"s Campus, PO Box 4382, St. Augustine, FL 32085 St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on July 31, 2011 )
William Arthur Zipperer "Art," 72, of St. Augustine, Fla., passed away Dec. 5, 2013, at Hospice Care Center, Port Orange. Art lived and worked in heavy duty truck parts in Jacksonville, Fla., for many years and retired in St. Augustine. Survivors include his wife of 39 years Brenda; son, Todd Dennison (Brenda); daughter, Lynda Durrance (Rowland) of Okeechobee; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and constant companion dachshund Scarlett. He was preceded in death by a son, Ricky.
He loved his family, friends, fishing, the Bahamas and the Florida Gators. He was known for his beautiful smile, personality and gift of gab. Brenda would like to thank her special support group through this difficult time: Her son Todd, brother-in-law Redding, and friends Pat, Roberta, Debbie and Diane.
Services will be held Saturday Dec. 14, 2013, at Craig Funeral Home, 1475 Old Dixie Highway St. Augustine at noon, Billy Worthington, officiating. Dress is casual football shirts of the team of your choice. Lunch will be served after the services at the Northshore Community Center, 120 Meadow Ave., St. Augustine. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Augustine Humane Society, 1665 Old Moultrie Road, St. Augustine, FL 32084 in Art's and Scarlett's name. Craig Funeral Home, Crematory Memorial Park www.craigfuneralhome.com is in charge of the arrangements.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on Dec. 10, 2013)
Claudia Jean Zito, 57, of St. Augustine, Fla., died Dec. 2, 2013 at Baptist Hospital South, Jacksonville. She was born in Staten Island, N.Y. She was a faithful member of the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Augustine. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 9 a.m. Friday in the Cathedral, Fr. James Kaniparampi, Parochial Vicar, celebrant. Burial will be in San Lorenzo Cemetery. Visitation will be held 5-9 p.m. Thursday at Craig Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Joseph D. Zito, Sr.; children, Joan, Cathy, Joey and Daniel; grandchildren, Sierra, Aurora and Christopher. Claudia was a loving caring wife, mother and grandmother. She was a very generous person who had a heart of gold. Craig Funeral Home Crematory memorial Park is in charge of the arrangements.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on Dec. 4, 2013)
Frances Newsom Zotz of St. Augustine Beach, Fla., passed away in her home on March 11, 2011, surrounded by her family.
She was born on May 30, 1926, in Stapleton, Ga., and grew up in Summerville, S.C.
She and her husband of 50 years, Lt. Col. John Conrad Zotz, resided primarily in Wayne and Highland Lakes, N.J., before settling in St. Augustine permanently.
She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a faithful member of her church.
Memorial service will be held 9 a.m. Friday at Saint Anastasia Catholic Church on State Road A1A in St. Augustine.
Mrs. Zotz is survived by her sister, Betty Walton, of Dallas, Texas; her loving children, Martha Zotz Zenker and her husband, Otto, of Wichita Falls, Texas, the late John Zotz and his surviving wife, Kathy Zotz, of Wayne, N.J., Patricia Zotz McElwain of Red Bank, N.J., James Zotz and his wife, Pattyann, of Pembroke, Mass., Linda Zotz Cassidy of Waikoloa, Hawaii, and Anne Zotz Wilson of St. Augustine. In addition she leaves 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park is in charge of arrangements.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on March 16, 2011)
Funeral services for John Conrad Zotz, 77, St. Augustine, who died Oct 2, 1995, at his home, will be held at 9 a.m. today at St. Anastasia Catholic Church, with the Rev. Seamus O’Flynn, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell with full military honors. Flowers are gratefully declined; those wishing may make a contribution, in his memory, to the St. Anastasia Catholic Church Building Fund, 220 Weff Rd., St. Augustine Beach, Fla. 32084. Craig Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(The St. Augustine Record, Saturday, October 7, 1995)
Retired JSO Sergeant Harold David "Dave" Zufelt passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013, surrounded by family, at the age of 69. He was born in Knoxville, Tenn., in 1944 but moved to Jacksonville at a very early age. A graduate of Andrew Jackson High School in 1961, Dave joined the Army, serving from 1967-1969, during which he was awarded two Purple Hearts, the Vietnam Service and Campaign medals. Sgt. Zufelt was a member of the Jacksonville Sheriff"s Office for 29 years, from 1970-1999. Upon retirement he worked as a bailiff officer and sergeant from 1999-2011. In retirement, he enjoyed fishing and reading. Dave is survived by sons, David and Curtis; daughters, Stephanie, Melissa and Crystal; and three grandchildren. Memorials may be made in his memory to: Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S. http://www.nationalcops.org/ ). Viewing will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 4115 Hendricks Ave. Funeral services will be held in the chapel at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013, with Chaplain Kelly Kemp officiating. Graveside services with honors will follow at 1 p.m. at Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Road, Jacksonville, Fla. Words of comfort can be left at www.hardage-giddenshendricksave.com Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home 4115 Hendricks Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32207. (904) 346-3808. Published in St. Augustine Record on April 7, 2013
Charles J. Zullig Sr. passed away peacefully at the Bailey Center for Caring on June 9, 2011, of natural causes. He was the devoted husband of the late Alice M. O'Hara. Mr. Zullig was born on Oct. 6, 1915, in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Charles served overseas with the 106th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge, becoming a prisoner of war. Charles was awarded the Purple Heart.
Completing his overseas assignment, he retired from active duty as a captain, becoming a major later in the reserves.
His family settled in Glen Rock, N.J., raising his five children. He retired in Bonita Springs, Fla., after working in New York City for the Jacobs Woolen Co., where he was vice president.
He is survived by his children, Charles (Marlene) Zullig, Karen (Perley Grimes), Kathleen (Daniel Pienta), James (Pamela) Zullig and the late Candice Zullig. He was also grandfather to six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in St. Augustine, Fla.
A private memorial service in St. Augustine will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions can be made to Bryan Tutten Memorial Post 2391, 6184 U.S. 1 South, St. Augustine, FL 32806.
(Published in St. Augustine Record on July 22, 2011 )
Joseph "Joe" Zygmont, 86, passed away at his home on Sept. 13, 2008.
Mr. Zygmont was raised in Coleman, Mich., and then served six years in the Army Air Corps in both Africa and Europe during World War II. He moved to St. Augustine in 1960. Joe enjoyed a 50-plus-year career as a plumber with Local 234.
He was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church, past worshipful master of Ashlar Lodge 98 F&AM, K.Y.C.H. York Rite Bodies, Morocco Temple and a member of the St. Augustine Shrine Club and the St. Augustine Boating Club.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The corrected time for the funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, both at Craig Funeral Home, 1475 Old Dixie Highway, St. Augustine, Fla. Burial will follow at Craig Memorial Park with Masonic graveside services and military honors.
Flowers are gratefully accepted or you may make a memorial donation to First United Methodist Church, 118 King St., St. Augustine, FL 32084
He is survived by his wife, Sue; son, Daniel J. Zygmont, of Jacksonville, two daughters, Carol Smith, of Hortonville, Wis., and Joy J. McCullum; stepson, Bradley Cooper, of St. Augustine; stepdaughter, Valerie Mayfield, of Jacksonville; two sisters, Mary Trussell, of Warren, Mich., and Gloria Zygmont, of Mount Pleasant, Mich.; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Craig Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Park is in charge of the arrangements.
(St Augustine Record, 9/16/08)