James P. Cory, 72, of Boca Grande and Tenafly, N.J. died peacefully at home in Tenafly on September 10, 2012.
Daniel Paul Swetalla, 44, of Eagan, Minn., passed away surrounded by his family and close friends on August 22.
He is survived by his wife, Marie; daughter, Sarah; mother, Diane (James) Cook; father, Daniel; siblings, Kim (Chris) Heim, Cheryl (John Strangis) Cook, John (Stacey) Cook and Ted (Fortuna) Cook; godmother/aunt, Marlene Stanke; aunt, Bonnie (Curtis) Galloway; and his nephews and nieces.
It is with great sadness that the Boca Grande Historical Society learned of Henry “Smiley” Woodward’s passing. She was an honorary member of our society. Henry took part in a history program in 2005 reminiscing about growing up in Boca Grande as a young child.
She charmed the audience with her special memories and re-established herself as a member of a very special community for which she will be remembered in our archives. As a result, she and the black community will not be forgotten.
Donald James Nason, 69, from Englewood and formerly of Jaffrey, N.H., died of pulmonary fibrosis on July 24. He was born in Winthrop, Mass. on Jan. 15, 1943, to James F. Nason and Amelia (Allaire) Nason of Petersborough, N.H., where he grew up.
Donald honorably served in the United States Air Force for eight years as a Staff Sergeant and Air Rescue in the Vietnam War.
Edith Goodwin Silcox of Boca Grande was released from her earthly bonds to be with her heavenly father on July 29 at the age of 81.
Daughter of Scottish immigrants, Harry and Christina Goodwin, she was born the third of six children on May 7, 1931 in Medford, Mass. On June 25, 1949 she came to Boca Grande to marry the love of her life, Jack Silcox, who preceded her in death in 2001. Edith’s passing on Jack’s birthday shows their eternal love and bond.
She is survived by daughters, Jackie (Kerry) Fogarty of Englewood, Florida and Rebecca (Leif) Marten of Excelsior, Minnesota; foster daughter, Ruth Levins Mixon of Arcadia, Florida; 4 grandchildren; 2 foster grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Edith was a devout member of the First Baptist Church of Boca Grande and a well-known resident of the island.
A memorial/life celebration service will be held on Saturday, August 4 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Boca Grande.
Memorial donations can be made to the First Baptist Church of Boca Grande/Ryan Boyette Mission Fund, P.O. Box 337, Boca Grande, FL 33921 to honor her support of island native Ryan Boyette’s work in the Sudan.
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