OBITUARY: Jerry Jackson

Jerry Edmond Jackson, 73, of Thomaston Ga., passed away Saturday May 1, 2021 at Harborview Health and rehab. Mr. Jackson was born on March 29, 1948 in Thomaston, Ga. to the late Edmond Carter Jackson and the late Georgia Crawford Jackson. He served in the United States Army from 1968 to 1974. He served in […]

News, Obituaries

OBITUARY: Michael Calahan

Michael (“Mike”) A. Calahan, formerly of Boca Grande, died unexpectedly at his home in Fort Lauderdale on April 17, 2021. Mike and his wife, Midge, built a home in Boca Bay in the mid-1990s and resided there on a seasonal basis for almost 20 years, sharing residences between Holland, Michigan, Lexington, Kentucky, and Boca Grande. […]

OBITUARY: Gerald Boardman Church

Gerald Boardman Church, age 85, died on April 9, 2021, in Boca Grande. Gerry graduated from Dexter School in Brookline, MA and St. Mark’s School in Southborough, MA before attending Harvard College where he was as an active member of the A.D. Club. A talented athlete, he excelled in football and ice hockey. After Harvard, […]

Elisabeth Obry Henneberger

Elisabeth Obry Henneberger, 87 died on April 1, 2021 in Riverview, Fla. Born January 31, 1934 in Weilerbach, Germany, she immigrated to the U.S. in 1957, with her husband and infant son. They spent 10 years in the NYC area. In 1967, her beloved husband, Henry, of 66 years, moved them to New Hampshire and […]

Myung Soon Chung

Myung Soon Chung (Woo) of Boca Grande, Florida, and previously of Barrington Hills, Illinois, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on March 28, 2021. Born in Pyongyang, Korea in 1931, to Kyung Chun Woo and Yim Jinsil Woo, Myung Soon was the eldest of eight children. Her family was in the garment business and owned […]

OBITUARY: Barbara Leiter

Barbara Ketcham Leiter, age 76, passed from this life March 4, 2021 at the Venice Florida Regional Bayfront Hospital in the care of her family. Barbara was born in Peoria, IL on January 9, 1945 to John Robert and Ellen Shepherdson Ketcham. She died a resident of Peoria, IL and Boca Grande, FL following a […]

OBITUARY: Earl Lewis

Earl T. Lewis, M.D. 93, passed away on Monday February 22, 2021 at his home with his beloved wife, Elle by his side.   Formerly a resident of West Chester and Boca Grande, he was born April 19, 1927, in Hattiesburg, Miss., to Henry Thurman and Lulu Mae Hargrove Lewis. He attended Greenwood High School, […]

OBITUARY: Harold McMillan

Harold Floyd McMillan died Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Englewood, Florida, at the age of 96. He was born October 28, 1924, in Lawrence County, Alabama, to Dee Floyd McMillan and Nona Sivley McMillan. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister, Sibyl Watson, and his wife, Vera Montyne Day McMillan. Harold was a native […]

OBITUARY: Mike Giobbe

Michael E. Giobbe, Jr. (a.k.a Papa), 79, of Boca Grande and Chappaqua, N.Y. died peacefully in his home in Boca Grande on March 6, 2021.   Michael was born on April 13, 1941 the youngest of three children, to Marguerite Visconti and Dr. Michael E Giobbe of Torrington, Conn. He arrived on an Easter Sunday […]

OBITUARY: Deirdre O’Neil

Deirdre O’Neil, 83, of Beverly Farms, Mass. and Boca Grande, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 15, 2021.   Deirdre was the only child of John and Helen (Ford) Fahey, born on September 16, 1937 in Cambridge, Mass. Her dear cousin Anne (Duggan) Quicke was “adopted” when Deirdre was 3. Her own mother’s passing when […]