Obituary: James Stanton

James Stanton, 98, of Boca Grande passed away at home on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. An obituary will follow in the near future.

Obituary: Jennifer Cook Casner

Jennifer (“Jenny”) Cook Casner passed away peacefully Thursday, December 10 with her loved ones by her side. She was the victim of a choking incident in Ipswich, MA. From 1986 through the rest of her life, Jenny and family spent countless Christmas weeks and spring vacations in Boca Grande with her father, Sackett Cook, and […]

Obituary: Danny McKee

Danny McKee, 63, of Rapid City, South Dakota passed away on December 21, 2015. He was born on July 28, 1953 in Boiling Springs, N.C. to Howard and Loveada (Adams) McKee.

A tribute to Jay Kitchen

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow. What a ride!” Emmett Benjamin Kitchen Jr. (Jay) 70, of Alexandria, Va. and Palm Island, died on Dec. 13, 2015 at […]

Obituary: Vaughn Everett McCarthy

  Vaughn Everett McCarthy, 69, was born September 19, 1946 in Portland, Maine. He moved to St. Petersburg in 1957 and died at home in South Pasadena this past Tuesday, Dec. 8. He was a graduate of Northeast High School in St. Petersburg and was a combat United States Marine corporal wounded in Vietnam and […]

Obituary: Theresa Matos

Theresa Matos of Boca Grande passed away peacefully at her home early Tuesday morning, December 1, 2015. She lost her battle to lung cancer, though she fought to the end. Theresa was surrounded by her family as she went to be with God.

‘He will get by St. Peter without shoes’ … rest in peace, Capt. Buster

■ BY MARCY SHORTUSE Capt. Lewis “Buster” Herzog, a true Boca Grande character of the greatest magnitude, has left this earth to fish another realm. If you knew him you only have to close your eyes to picture him – skinny, salty, sassy and barefoot – fishing the bottom for grouper up in heaven while […]

Carolann George memorial service set

A visitation for Carolann Marie George (Buquet) has been set for the date of Friday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Boca Grande.

Obituary: Sharon Mehler

  Sharon Lee Mehler, 66, died peacefully in her home on September 1, 2015. For more than 20 years Sherri was a flight attendant for American Airlines. She was most passionate about gardening, cooking and entertaining. In addition, she was an avid tennis player, needlepointer, Bridge player and enjoyed going to the movies as well […]

Obituary: Richard Newman

Richard Gerard Newman, 49, of Rotonda West passed away peacefully on August 23, 2015 with his family surrounding him. Richard was born in October 8, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, the son of the late Joan Barry Newman. He graduated from Palm Springs High School and was employed by the Department of Environmental Protection as […]