Obituary: Lawrence Askew Warner

Lawrence Askew Warner of Boca Grande passed away on March 5, 2017.      Larry Warner was born on September 30, 1933, the first of three sons born to Mabel Askew and Lawrence Glover Warner in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Larry spent his childhood in Vicksburg and his summers in Sandy Hook, Connecticut with his grandmother and […]

Obituary: Memorial service for William D. Rader

A memorial service for William Donald Rader will be held on Saturday, March 4 at the Boca Bay Pass Club Powerhouse, located at 801 Gulf Blvd. in Boca Grande.      Mr. Rader passed away at the age of 86 on January 11, 2017, surrounded by his three daughters. In lieu of flowers, donations may […]

Obituary: William A. Hanley Jr.

William Andrew Hanley, Jr., known to all as Will, died peacefully at his home in Boca Grande in the early hours of February 6, 2017. Cotton, his loving wife of 42 years, his daughter Bobsey Fansler (Davis), his son Mike Hanley (Whitney), his stepson David Kenny (Cecily) and wonderful caregiver Felix Manual were at his […]

Obituary: Doris Jean Bishop

Doris Jean Zintek Bishop, 86, of Boca Grande passed away at her home on February 2, 2017. Doris was born in West Allis, Wisconsin on September 7, 1930 to Dr. Sylvester and Pearl Zintek. She spent her school years in Milwaukee, Wisc. and received a master’s degree in speech pathology from Marquette University. Doris was […]

Obituary: Barbara Anne Benisek

Barbara Anne Benisek, 85, passed away on January 19, 2017.      Formerly of Grand Rapids and Ada, Michigan, Barbara resided in Frankfort, Michigan and spent winters in Boca Grande. She passed away peacefully in Port Charlotte Hospice House surrounded by her family. Barbara is survived by her husband, George, son, George Jr., her daughters, […]

Obituary: Creighton L. Sherman

Creighton L. Sherman, 90, of Marshall, Mich. (formerly of Boca Grande) passed away on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.      He was born on January 31, 1926. Mr.Sherman was the first executive director of the Gasparilla Island Conservation and Improvement Association, and was an island resident for many years. Family will greet friends from 3-6 […]

Obituary: William D. Rader

William Donald Rader, 86, a former resident of Greenwich, Conn. and of Block Island, R.I., died peacefully in his Boca Grande home surrounded by his three daughters on January 11, 2017.      “Bill,” a beloved father, grandfather, uncle and friend, was born in New Rochelle, N.Y. on March 3, 1930 to Robert Jacob Rader […]

Obituary: Robert Edmund Boomer

Robert Edmund Boomer passed away peacefully on January 2, 2017 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.     He was born on June 17, 1926, the second of five children to Roy and Helen Clippert Boomer. A lifelong Detroiter, Mr. Boomer grew up in the historic Boston-Edison district. He graduated from Detroit Country Day School in 1944 […]

Obituary: Ruth Ross

Ruth Ross, who dearly loved Boca Grande, died on October 15, 2016. She was born in 1925. A memorial is being held on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 4 p.m. at St Andrews Episcopal Church on Gilchrist Ave.

Obituary: Shelley White

Shelley White passed peacefully in the comfort of her home on December 12, 2016.      She was born June 6th, 1931, daughter of John and Katherine (Shelton) Bindloss of Stonington, CT. Shelley grew up in Stonington and attended Mrs. Taylor’s One Room School, Stoneleigh Burnham School, Colby Sawyer College, and The Museum of Fine […]