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Obituaries


EDITORIAL: We are all ‘somebody’ in the history of Gasparilla Island … for better, or for worse

August 17, 2023
There’s so much that has changed in our community in the last year or two. It’s difficult sometimes to wrap our minds around what has happened just since last September, much less the other change…

OBITUARY: Sackett Snow Cook

August 10, 2023
Sackett Snow Cook died peacefully August 1 at Westview on Main in Fairhaven MA, with his wife of 41 years, Mary Elizabeth (White) Cook, by his side. He was born in Providence RI to Martha Sack…

OBITUARY: Joe D’Angelo

August 10, 2023
Sadly, our family announces that Joe D’Angelo departed this world on August, 1, 2023, at the youthful age of 86. He peacefully passed away at his home in Rotonda West, Florida.  Joe was born in…

OBITUARY: Lucy Hamilton

August 3, 2023
Lucy Battel Hamilton died peacefully on July 19, 2023 at her summer home in Cooperstown, New York surrounded by her loving family.  Known to all as “Bunny,” she was born in Buffalo, N.Y. on Nov…

OBITUARY: Bob Halford

July 27, 2023
Robert “Bob” Sidney Halford, 94, died Thursday, July 20, 2023 at his home surrounded by his family. Interment will be held at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City, Iowa. Visita…

OBITUARY: Susan Hatch

July 13, 2023
Susan Hatch, 77, of Chenequa, Wisconsin died on July 3, 2023. She was born in Janesville, Wisconsin as the daughter of Albert and Mary Hamlin.  She was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin…

OBITUARY: Joe Adrian

June 29, 2023
Joseph Leo Adrian, 78, of White Bear Lake, Minnesota and Boca Grande, Florida passed away from complications due to ataxia on June 23, 2023. He is preceded in death by his loving parents, Herbert …

OBITUARY: George Benisek

June 22, 2023
George John Benisek M.D., 91, passed away in his sleep under hospice care in Frankfort, Michigan on June 18, 2023.  He is preceded in death by his wife Barbara (Ellacott), brothers John an…

OBITUARY: Kevin Whispell

June 15, 2023
Kevin Benjamin Whispell, 68, dedicated husband, loving father of three, and beloved friend of many, has passed on June 1st, 2023, at his home in Greenwood, South Carolina. Kevin was born on Feb…

OBITUARY: David Hayes

June 1, 2023
David Leon Hayes, 74, passed away peacefully on May 11, 2023 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his loving children and wife. David was born on July 28, 1948 to Harold and Marilyn Hayes …