Obituaries


OBITUARY: DOTTY GIBSON

August 19, 2022
Dorothy S. Gibson, of Frostproof, passed away on August 14, 2022, in her home surrounded by family. Dotty was born on December 1, 1929 in Deland to Albert A. Sullivan (deceased) and Edith Carter S…

OBITUARY: Sam Dixon

August 18, 2022
Samuel A. Dixon, of Englewood, passed away Friday, August 12, 2022, with his family by his side. Sam was born in Richmond, Va., on September 30, 1963 to James O. Dixon (deceased) and Marian C. …

OBITUARY: Richard D. Simonds

August 11, 2022
Richard D. Simonds passed away on July 31, 2022 at the age of 86 after a long and wonderful life.  He was born on May 12, 1936 in Evanston, Illinois, attended New Trier High School and Yale Uni…

OBITUARY: The woman who loved the water … Bonnie Kay Pringle

August 5, 2022
1964 – 2022 Bonnie Kay Pringle, 58, died on Sunday, July 31 at home in Rotonda. She was born in Punta a on May 8, 1964 to June (Reynolds) and Merril “Buddy” Fulton.Bonnie grew up in Placida, ho…

OBITUARY: John Henry Eckenroad

August 5, 2022
John Henry Eckenroad, III, 78, of Boca Grande, Florida passed away surrounded by his family on July 24, 2022.Born on August 14, 1943, John spent the first years of his life in Clarendon Hills, Ill…

EDITORIAL: Readers, please take note of our obituary policy changes: There’s good news, and there’s not-so-good news

August 5, 2022
Since the Boca Beacon began in 1980, the Boca Beacon has had the distinct honor of running obituaries free of charge. This policy has been adhered to without question until recently, when we reali…

OBITUARY: Norman George

July 29, 2022
Norman Darrell George, 83, passed away on July 24, 2022. As a native of Pennsylvania, it is not surprising that Norm received his bachelor of science degree in business at Bucknell University. …

OBITUARY: Marjorie Ann Triebold

July 29, 2022
Marjorie Ann Triebold (Schonath) went to her eternal home on July 22, 2022. Marge was born on January 6, 1937 to John and Martha (Hoppe) Schonath in Whitewater, Wisconsin. She graduated from White…

OBITUARY: Todd Vaughan

July 21, 2022
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Todd Kirkpatrick Vaughan on July 11, 2022 at home on Boca Grande.Todd finally succumbed to battling cancer at the age of 80.  Todd is surv…

OBITUARY: Dr. Dick Morrison

July 21, 2022
Dr. Richard (Dick) Morrison, 86, died July 5, 2022, at Tidewell Hospice House. He was born Nov. 10, 1935 to Russell and Sylvia Morrison in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Venice, Fla. in 1970. In V…