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Obituaries


Obituary: Robert R. Hesse

December 9, 2016
Robert R. Hesse, Ed.D. of Indianapolis, Boca Grande (FL), Leland (MI) and Florence (IT) died on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at age 85 from complications of cancer.      Bob was born in Brooklyn, New…

Celebration of Life for Carolyn Frederick

December 2, 2016
A Service of Celebration of the life of Carolyn Frederick will be held at the Boca Grande United Methodist Church on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. All who wish to pay their respects are invited to …

Obituary: Joseph Verner Reed Jr.

November 25, 2016
Joseph Verner Reed Jr., the under secretary for four secretaries general of the United Nations and, as chief of protocol under President George Bush, presided over one of the more colorful diplomat…

Obituary: James Pasman, Jr.

November 18, 2016
James Spencer Pasman, Jr., corporate executive, devoted family man, sportsman, bibliophile and patriot, died peacefully at his home in Boca Grande, FL on November 6, 2016 with his wife and children…

OBITUARY: Todd C. Barry

November 4, 2016
Todd C. Barry, 50 of North Port, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. He was born on April 7, 1966 in Harvey, Illinois. Todd loved the Atlanta Falcons and was known for his humor an…

Obituary: Bess Finch

November 4, 2016
Bess Finch, recent resident of Boca Grande, passed away on September 29, 2016, at her summer home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was born LewEllyn “Bess” Lundeen in Atlanta on February 25, 1929. She …

Memorial service scheduled for Dr. Hank Wright

October 28, 2016
A memorial service for Dr. Hank Wright will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 5 p.m., at The Gasparilla Inn Beach Club. Everyone is welcome. Dr. Wright passed away at his Boca Grande home on Monday, …

Obituary: Thomas Fredrick Schoonover

October 28, 2016
On September 18, 2016 Thomas Fredrick Schoonover, 87, passed away surrounded by the love of his wife and family. He died from Lewy Body Dementia which he courageously battled for the past seven yea…

Obituary: Brayton Marvell

October 21, 2016
Brayton Marvell of Boca Grande and formerly of Stowe, VT, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at his son’s house in Wolcott, VT. He was born January 3, 1918 …

Obituary: Jean “John” Paul Bourgoin

October 7, 2016
Jean “John” Paul Bourgoin made his last flight west on September 14, 2016 at his home in Boca Grande. He was 94 and had been in failing health since a hospital stay in February. He was born in Joua…