Benjamin M. Sterner 81, of Pomona Park, Florida passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in Palatka, Florida. Benjamin was born on Thursday, November 22, 1928 in Chester, Pennsylvania to the late Benjamin H. And Margaret N. (Sampson) Sterner. He owned and operated his own shop called “Mr. Fix It”, a Mason in Hallendale, Florida. Mr. Sterner was a member of the Lake Como United Methodist Church and the Georgetown United Methodist Church. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by signing Benjamin’s guest book online atWWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. Benjamin was loved by many and enjoyed helping others. Mr. Sterner is survived by hid daughters: Debbie Butzen of Portland, Oregon and Mary Ellen Brown of Camden, Delaware; brother, Thomas D. Sterner of Wilmington, Delaware; sisters: Shirley E. Stephens of Hockessin, Delaware and Ray H. Sterner Moore of Port St. Lucie, Florida; four grandchildren; one great grandchild; beloved friend, Kay Hickman; Many more releatives and friends who will miss him dearly. A Memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., 720 U.S. Highway 17 South, San Mateo, Florida 32187 Phone: 386-328-1414.
William Buchanan Allyn 83, of Pomona Park, Florida passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at his home. William was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on Thursday, November 4, 1926 to the late William P. And Louisa C. (Stakeman) Allyn. Mr. Allyn proudly served his country faithfully in the U.S. Navy. He is also preceded in death by his wife Mary D. Allyn. He enjoyed building things, paddle boats, scooters, and participated in the Rambling Road Race. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by signing William’s guest book online at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. Mr. Allyn is survived by his sons: Richard Lee Allyn of Satsuma, Florida, and William P. Allyn and wife Mary Ellen of Port St. Joe, Florida; daughter, Norma Tyler and husband Buddy of Palatka, Florida; brother, George Allyn of Paris, France; sister, Alma of Bloomington, Indiana; grandchildren: Crystal, Mark, Preston, and Kristen; great grandchildren: Payton and Mason; Many other releatives and friends who will miss him dearly. No service is planned at this time. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., 720 U.S. Highway 17 South, San Mateo, Florida 32187, Phone 386-328-1414.
Owen Darrell West, 80 of Satsuma, Florida passed away Monday, November 1, 2010 at his home. Owen was born on Friday, June 20, 1930 to the late William Stanley and Blanch Geraldine West in Salem, West Virginia. Mr. West joined the US Air Force in 1951 and proudly served his country. Darrell enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is preceded in death by his parents, and son, Rick Lee West. Owen leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife of 21 years, Jean West of Satsuma, Florida, grandchildren, Joshua West, Kelly West, Jamie West, Brandon West and 1 great granddaughter, Jaquelyn Williams. Memories and Condolences may be left for the family at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. Visitation will be 4-6pm Thursday, November 4, 2010 at Watts Funeral Home. A Celebration of Mr. Owen’s Life will follow at 6pm, at the Funeral Home with Chaplain Dennis Childers, officiating and Military Honors by the Honor Guard from moody Airforce Base in Georgia. Inurnment will be at Palatka Memorial Gardens in Palatka, Florida. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., 720 U.S. Highway 17 South, San Mateo, Florida 32187, Phone 386-328-1414.
John Calvin Inman 65, of Satsuma, Florida passed away on Friday, October 29, 2010 at his home. John was born on Wednesday, December 6, 1944 in Bradford, Ohio to the late Calvin B. And Mabel (Bertram) Inman. He was the owner and operator of the ABC Casino in Phoenix, Arizona. John was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #184 in Palatka, Florida and the Fraternal Order of Eagles in St. Augustine, Florida. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by signing John’s guest book online at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. John is survived by his loving wife Marylinda Inman of Satsuma, Florida; sons: John Inman of Hamilton, Ohio and Thomas Inman of Craig, Nebraska; daughters: Julie Burdick of Piqua, Ohio, Angel Inman of Erlanger, Kentucky, Tracy Inman of Columbus, Ohio, Melissa Davis and Leighann Davis both of Satsuma, Florida; brothers: Ray Inman of St. Augustine, Florida, David Inman of Alloway, New Jersey; sister Pat, Winters of Stillwater, Oklahoma; Numerous nephews, nieces, grandchildren and friends who will miss him dearly. A memorial Service will be at Noon, Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at the Moose Lodge on Highway 19 in Palatka, Florida. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., 720 U.S. Highway 17 South, San Mateo, Florida 32187 Phone: 386-328-1414.
Marsha Ann Hertel (Swartfigure) 76, of Branford, Florida passed away on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Marsha was born on Sunday, September 23, 1934 in Saratoga Springs, New York to the late George Francis and Ruth Lloyd Swartfigure (Barrett). She is preceded in death by her daughter, Kathleen Ann Hertel. She graduated from Miami University of Ohio in 1956 with a B.A. degree in Chemistry. She worked at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in Schenectady, New York until she married in 1963. Later in life, she enjoyed traveling and visited all 50 United States and all 7 continents. She was an active member of San Juan Catholic Mission in Branford, Florida. “Marsha was a devoted wife, great mom, and greater grandmother.” She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, George Robert Hertel; sons: James Michael Hertel and Thomas Arthur Hertel; grandchildren: Sofia Jean Hertel and Gabriel Robert Hertel; brother, George Barrett Swartfigure; sister Bette Jean Swartfigure; A Celebration of Marsha’s Life will be 11 AM, Saturday, October 30, 2010 at the San Juan Catholic Church in Branford, Florida with Father Sebastian George as officiant. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by signing Marsha’s guest book online at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com.
Donald Lee Gainey, 75 of Satsuma, Fl passed away, Tuesday, October 19, 2010 in Gainesville, Florida. Donald was born on September 18, 1935 to the late Albert and Elizabeth Gainey in Daytona Beach, Florida. Donald’s hobbies included camping, hunting and fishing. Mr. Gainey proudly served his country in the US Army National Guard and then as a volunteer fireman in Daytona Beach, Florida. He is preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Faye Preacher. Mr Gainey leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife of 52 years, Patricia Gainey of Satsuma, Florida; son, Thomas Allen Gainey and wife, Dondi of Byron, Georgia; daughter, Donna Lynn Schultz and husband, David of Eustis, Florida; grandchildren, Leanne Gainey, Valerie Gainey, Tyler Houck, Lauren Schultz, Michael Schultz, Brian Schultz; many friends who will miss him dearly. Memories and Condolences may be left for the family at www.wattsfuneralhomes.com. A Tribute of Memories Service for Mr. Gainey will be 4pm, Saturday, October 23, 2010 with Elder Don Mathews at Watts Funeral Home in San Mateo, Florida. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the American Diabetes Association 1701 North Beauregard Street Alexandria, VA 22311. Watts Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Joseph G. Vindich, 74, passed away on October 9, 2010. A Viet Nam Veteran, Major Vindich enlisted in the US Marine Corps on 14 October 1953 and attained the rank of Sergeant whereupon he was then Commissioned as an Infantry Officer. Serving a Combat Tour in Viet Nam, Major Vindich retired from the US Marine Corps on 31 October 1973. He is survived by his former wife, Helaine Vindich of Spring City, Tennessee, Daughter Judith Ann Dean of Stafford, Virginia, his two Sons, David A and Travis L Vindich both of Titusville, Florida, along with his Grandchildren Michelle McDonald, Thomas Newcome, JoAnna Newcome, Stephen Vindich, Meredith Vindich, and Great Grandchildren, Michael McDonald and Kylie McDonald. The family will pay tribute to a Great Marine, Husband and Loving Father during a Private Grave Side Service with Full Military Honors at the Quantico National Cemetery on Friday 22 October 2010. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by signing the online guest book at www.wattsfuneralhomes.com Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of the arrangements.
Larry E. (Dogman) Walter, 71 of Satsuma, Florida passed away on Friday, October 15, 2010 in Palatka, Florida. Larry was born in Danville, Pennsylvania to the Late Ralph and Bertha Walter. He was an avid hunter who also enjoyed deep sea fishing. A retired Veteran of the U.S. Army he proudly served his country in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars both of Palatka, Fl. Larry is preceded in death by his daughter, Tammy Douglas. Survivors are his loving wife of twenty years, Betty J. Walter of Satsuma, Fl.; children, Penny and Kevin Moodie and Larry J. Walter all of Bloomsburg, Pa.,Bea J. Walter of Vero Beach, Fl., Eugene and Alice Walter of Bloomsburg, Pa., Dale L. Walter of Satsuma, Fl., Rick and Terri Sunday of East Palatka, Fl., Jim and Diane Sunday of Toms River, N.J., Vicky and Brian Fogarty of Satsuma, Fl., Timmy and Katrina Sunday of Panama City, Fl.; sister, Nancy Molter and brother, Robert Walter both of Danville, Pa.,; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Larry’s life will celebrated on Thursday, October 21, 2010, 2:00 P.M. at Watts Funeral Home in San Mateo, Florida with Rev. John M. Miles as officiant. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by signing the online guest book at www.wattsfuneralhomes.com Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of the arrangements.
Ralph “Babe” Richard Casaly, 86 of Crescent City, Florida passed away Sunday, October 17, 2010 at Roberts Care Center in Palatka, Florida. Ralph was born on April 19, 1924 in Naugatuck, Ct to the late Michael and Margaret Casaly. Mr. Casaly was a proud U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II. Ralph also worked as a metal lather for 35 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Rose Steeple, Anna Sutherland, Adeline LeBlanc, Marquerite Gaunt; brothers, John, Alfred, Joseph, and Michael Casaly.
Ralph leaves to cherish his memories his beloved wife of 55years, Anne “Nancy” M. Casaly of Crescent City, Florida, son, Donald W. Casaly and wife, Bonnie of Hamilton, Ohio; several nieces and nephews. Simplicity Cremation arrangements has been entrusted to Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center.
Armetha N. Lord Durrance Cain, 84 of Flagler Beach, Florida went home to dance with Jesus on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at Florida Hospital Flagler. Armetha was born on August 11, 1926 in Bell, Florida to the late William Carlas and Essie Mae Lord. Mrs. Cain worked for many years in the Flagler County School Food Services. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Flagler Beach. After retirement, she enjoyed several trips with family and friends and her hobbies included collecting teddy bears and spending time with her family, friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and son, Jerry Smith. Armetha leaves to cherish her memories her two grandsons; Jamie Smith and his spouse, Jeni, Jerry Smith and his spouse, Lisa both of Palm Coast, Fl.; daughter-in-law; Shirley Smith of Palm Coast, Fl; brothers, Elvin Lord and spouse, Nora of Lake City, Fl; LJ Lord and spouse, Ceretha of San Mateo, Fl; sister, Gwendlyn Gillette and spouse, Cab of Fort White, Fl; long life friend, Helen Lopez; eight great grandchildren, one great great grandson; many step-children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends who will miss her dearly. Memories and Condolences may be left for the family at www.wattsfuneralhomes.com. Visitation will be 4-6pm Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at Watts Funeral Home in San Mateo, Florida. A Celebration of Armetha’s Life will be 1pm Thursday, October 21, 2010 at the Priscilla Baptist Church Cemetery in Trenton, Florida where Armetha will be laid to rest. Watts Funeral Home is in change of the arrangements.