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Pictures of the driveway repaving at Islandia
Changes on Hutchinson Island from Jim Hudson (Updated 8/30/2014)
Hutchinson Island South Roadway Pictures
Islandia I Newsletter - September 2013
Places to Visit on or around Hutchinson Island
Discover Hutchinson Island - 2014 February Newsletter
Artist Renderings of proposed roundabout changes and Holiday Inn
Jules Rosenfeld and the "Honor Flights"
Shark off of the beach
Every day thousands of people suffer sudden cardiac arrest. Would you know what to do?
SPEAK UP for the St. Lucie (Martin County)
SPEAK UP for the St Lucie on Facebook
Storm Sandy Pictures (10/28/2012)
Recent Obituaries:
Barbara Mohr - August 18, 2014
Joseph Costa - May 14, 2014
Edward Ewald - March 27. 2014
Yvette Riebe - March 13, 2014
Margaret "Peg" L. Mulak - December 13, 2013
Beth Cunningham - November 28, 2013
Robert (Bob) Mohr - November 29, 2013
Arthur (Art) Vidmar - November 13, 2013
Just watched this video and was impressed, so I'm sending it to those on my mailing list with the hope that it will save lives (maybe mine, yours or someone you love!).
Videos below courtesy of Ron Darby

Video of the magnificent Sea Turtles who, annually, come to our Islandia beach to lay their eggs and when ready to hatch, volunteers collect the eggs, and with many Islandia kids and grandkids, took part in the release of hundreds and hundred of wonderful Sea Turtle babies after they had matured several months. Residents would go down to the beach around 3:00 in the dark, with just a flashlight when all was still would watch these wonderful turtles lay their eggs then cover them with their massive flippers. This is a wonder each year.

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Hurricanes Francis and Jeanne, 2004, in case you've forgotten...
What you should know about Rip Tides


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Join the Florida Shore and Beach Preservation Association (FSBPA)

"The FSBPA is a very different kind of state association - which is the source of our effectiveness" is the start of their brochure. This is a non-profit corporation that is vital to getting local beach projects off the ground. We need a lot of our Islandia families to join this organization to help give it influence on beach projects across the state and particularly on Hutchinson Island.

Take a few minutes to click on the link below and please give your consideration to joining this group.

Find out more about the FSBPA and join this organization.

An E-mail distribution list has been established so that when changes occur on the Islandia web site, we can send an e-mail to notify you. If you would like to be added to this distribution list, click HERE. Please include your building and unit numbers so we can put you on the appropriate notification list.

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Hutchinson Island Changes by Jim Hudson

August 30, 2014

The Phase 1 project is continuing and is supposed to be completed by mid-September. Stuart has had a tremendous amount of rain, so the swamp is having a hard time keeping dry to complete the project. Many years ago, the FDOT had cut down many Australian Pines and just left them in the wetland area (including the stumps); which no one knew at the time of the bidding process. So after the first two weeks the contractor had hauled away everything that had been in the bid. Needless-to-say, it took some time for Martin County (MC) and the contractor to resolve that issue - which also slowed the project down. I talked to Kevin Landry, who is the MC landscape architect, and Gene Barnes (HIC landscape architect) and within the last four weeks, they had to redesign Phase 1 so that we would have enough money to complete the project. Sable Palms have been planted. Irrigation pumps are installed. 19 Coconut Palms and several more truckloads of boulders will be delivered soon.

With regard to the roundabout, the bids just have come in in the last two weeks. Martin County should be making a decision by Labor Day to select the successful bidder (it will not be the same contractor that is doing Phase 1). MC is also waiting on an FDOT permit, which the engineering department says should be in by next week too. Bobby Byrd, the MC Engineer, tells me it is his goal to have the majority of the roadwork completed in late November or early December - before most of the snowbirds arrive. For the 26 years we have been on the Island, I would agree that most of the snowbirds do not come back until after Thanksgiving/Christmas. All of the bids for the roundabout came in higher than it was projected, so MC engineering is making adjustments to get as much done as possible with the dollars they have available.

At this time it would appear, between Phase 1 and the Roundabout, we will have over $1 million dollars in improvements to the Island in 2014. I have been encouraged to hear Commissioner Smith tell us that he will continue to support the Coalitions efforts; but we must be patient.
Once Phase 1 is completed, our goal is to send out an update to all Coalition members with pictures.

I will be back to Hutchinson Island the first week of October and hope to be able to be more "hands-on" with what is happening.

If you have any other questions, please let me know and I will try to get you answers. It's a little tough being 1,000 miles away, but M.C. has been trying to keep me updated on what is happening.

Jim Hudson


July 15, 2014

Since our last email on June 10, 2014 we haven't had a great deal of construction on our Phase 1 project for the following reasons:

1) After our last update, the contractor let us know that he had exceeded the number of truckloads of material to be hauled away from the project site. There was a great deal more muck, Australian Pines (which had been cut up many years ago by the FDOT and just left in the swamp) and tree stumps that did not show up in the bid package.

2) The water in the swamp was tested and turned out to be brackish and many of the plants which had been proposed in the bid and would be planted where water would remain would not have survived in the brackish conditions.

3) It had previously been determined that the ponds located on the golf course would still need to be corrected so that they do not drain into the newly constructed area. This is still being evaluated as to what needs to be done. I talked with Brad Cochran this week and he tells me he will do whatever is necessary, from the Marriott point of view, to elevate his golf cart path and keep it from being under water.

4) As you will be able to see with the attached pictures, we are in the rainy season and it is hard to do a lot of work when it is so wet and the water is accumulating and not draining quickly enough.

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Last week Gene Barnes prepared alternate landscape prints, which will help save us enough money to bring in approximately 500 cubic yards of good soil which is needed. Kevin Landry, Martin County landscape architect is also in agreement with the new proposal. Bobby Byrd, who has replaced Erik Ferguson on this project, has met with Don Donaldson last week and he has also approved the changes in the landscape material and bringing in the additional soil. These changes needed to take place in order to work around our limited budget. Should you want to discuss the details of the new landscaping for the "swamp" area, please give me or Gene Barnes a call.

Approximately 25% of the wiring for the irrigation system has been completed and the water meter has been installed. Once the appropriate grade level is obtained, boulders, palm trees and ground cover will be installed (weather permitting). They are still projecting that the project will be completed by mid-August.

I would like to say a special thanks to Gene Barnes, Bobby Byrd, Erik Ferguson and Kevin Landry for their efforts in pushing this project along!! Thanks guys, we really appreciate your efforts!

I talked with Anna Colgan last week about the new Oceanside Resort and she informed me that on July 8th, one of the Board of Commissioner items concerning Martin County utility easements had been approved for the Oceanside project. There are more items which will need to be approved by engineering and the Commissioners, but they are still hopeful that this project should be completed within the next 18 months.

With regard to my letter to the governor, they have asked that I contact Elisabeth Hassett, of the FDOT, so that we can discuss appropriate landscaping for the rest of A1A (Martin County). In talking with Bobby today, I suggest that this meeting take place in the Martin County Engineering department around the end of October.

Jim Hudson

June 10, 2014

Since approximately 75% of us leave Florida during the summer months, I wanted to provide you with an update on this project. As you know, it has been a long, slow process getting approvals, permits and work started. I received pictures last evening, which are attached, and wanted to share them with you.

We are approximately 40% complete with this piece of Phase 1. The next steps will involve installing the small rock into the wet area of this property. It is projected that this will always be wet due to ground and rain water. But we do not want it to turn into a "swamp" area again. They will finish grading the project, install the irrigation system, installing big boulders, palm and other trees, and ground cover. Gene Barnes, our local landscape architect, will be back to Florida tomorrow to work with the contractor's staff, and Martin County's landscape architect.

I know that we will all be proud to see this area take on a new look. The project completion date will be August, 2014.

Jensen Beach Roundabout, the next HIC project we have been working on with Martin County Engineering and Commissioners, will be starting on the Island later this summer. This project costs approximately $500,000. Their goal is to have the project completed before the majority of "snow birds" return.

Thanks to each of you and with your continued support we will strive to make Hutchinson Island a safer, more beautiful place to live.


Jim Hudson






















In June this year, Jules Rosenfeld, Islandia I, Apt 1409, was invited, as part of the "Honor Flight" program to travel to the War Memorials in Washington, DC. The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices. They transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.

Of all of the wars in recent memory, it was World War II that truly threatened our very existence as a nation and as a culturally diverse, free society. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, an estimated 640 WWII veterans die each day. Our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out.

CLICK HERE to view a few picture of the day (Click on slideshow, full screen for best viewing). A great and worthy tribute to Jules and all of our American Heros of all our wars!

For more information about the "The Honor Flights" CLICK HERE.

Jules' e-mail is if you'd like to drop him a note.













For all of you "Ocean Swimmers" I thought you'd like to see some pictures of the ocean waterfront taken this morning from the sixth floor of Islandia I: CLICK HERE

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I sent a question to the Florida Oceanographic group located on the south end of the Island and below is the response I received:

Thank you for your wonderful photos and question. We believe this is a hammerhead, potentially a great hammerhead Sphyrna mokarran due to perceived size and fin shape, commonly seen on our shores.

Hammerheads are very well known for their distinctive head shape which is used to great advantage in their movement, hunting, and sensing abilities. These sharks are primarily benthic (or bottom) feeders but have been known to hunt migratory prey like pompano which were running around that time. Stingrays and other fish are found in shallower waters so this animal may have been using the surf to its advantage, letting the wave hoist it to the prey and sweep it back out to deeper (and safer) waters.

These are fabulous photos. May we have your permission to use them for educational purposes?

Thanks and have a happy New Year,
Shannon Dack
Florida Oceanographic Stuart, FL

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Sheila C. Wolf

Sheila C. Wolf, 77, died April 23, 2011, at Martin Memorial Medical Center in Stuart. She was born in New Haven, Conn., and lived in Jensen Beach for 20 years, coming from Framingham, Mass. Before retirement, she was a teacher in Farmington, Conn., and a librarian in Simsbury, Conn. She received a teaching degree from Southern Connecticut State University.

She was of the Jewish faith. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Bernard Wolf of Jensen Beach; sons, Scott Wolf of Westchester, Mass., Gregg Wolf of New York City and Dean Wolf of Woodland Hills, Calif.; sister, Temma Cohen of Seattle, Wash.; and brother, Edward Cohen of Palm Beach. She was preceded in death by her brother, Morty Cohen.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, South Florida Chapter, North Broward Medical Center, 201 E. Sample Road, Deerfield Beach, FL 33064; 800-825-2732.

Services: Arrangements are by Forest Hills Funeral Home Palm City Chapel. A guestbook may be signed at

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Louis Monacelli

07/04/1933 - 05/20/2011

Obituary Notice
MONACELLI, Louis, May 20, 2011 Age 77. Beloved husband of the late Maria (1990) for 32 cherished years. Loving and adored father of Ben (Char), Dave, Steve (Tamara), Mike (Tracy) and Nancy (Marc) VanSolkema. Proud and best Papa in the world of Melissa, Ashley, Derek, Nicolette, Samantha, Sydney, Zachary, and Isabella. Dear brother of Camillo (Fernanda), Teresina (Bruno), and Mario (Joanne). Visitation Monday 4-9pm and Tuesday 3-9pm with a 7pm scripture service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd). Funeral Wednesday instate 9am at St. Blase Catholic Church 12151 15 Mile Rd (Btw. Dodge Park and Schoenherr) until time of Mass 9:30am. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Louis' honor would be appreciated to the American Cancer Society. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at


Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons at 4 pm - 9 pm on Monday, May 23rd
Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons at 3 pm - 9 pm on Tuesday, May 24th
Scripture Service at 7 pm on Tuesday, May 24th


Instate: St. Blase at 9 am on Wednesday, May 25th
Mass: St. Blase at 9:30 am on Wednesday, May 25th


In Lieu of Flowers to:
American Cancer Society
20450 Civic Center Drive
Southfield, MI 48076


Resurrection Cemetery (MAP)
18201 Clinton River Road
Clinton Township , MI 48038


St. Blase (MAP)
12151 15 Mile Rd.
Sterling Heights , MI 48312


Sterling Heights Location
36900 Schoenherr, Sterling Heights (MAP)
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Julia M. "Sheila" Mackenzie

On June 7, 2011, of Washington Twp. Age 78. Beloved wife of David "Joe" Mackenzie. Devoted mother of David and Michael Mackenzie, Mary Ellen Barboun and Brian, Kevin and Sean Mackenzie. Loving grandmother of Patrick, Christopher and Michael Barboun and Colleen, Kimberly, Kathleen, Brian, Liam, Sarah, Andrew, Corrinne and Daniel Mackenzie. Dear sister of Mary Keane and Beatrice Brown.

Shelia shared her life with the love of her life ‘Joe’ Mackenzie, and enjoyed the love of her family. Sheila loved her faith and Irish heritage. She enjoyed spending time with her 6 children and 12 grand children. Whether enjoying time on the beach with her sisters or visiting with her children, she loved to “sit a spell” and chat. Those fortunate to “Suidh sios” (Soo-ee shee-uss), loved to hear her tell a good story from the past or just share the news of the day. Sheila loved to help others, and enjoyed tending to her garden, which provided beauty to all who visited.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing Saturday June 11, 2011, 8:15 – 10:15 am at the EGIZI FUNERAL HOME, 119 Ganttown Rd., Washington Twp. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 am at St. Charles Borromeo RC Church, Washington Twp. Interment Gloucester County Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Williamstown.

"A Life Well Lived Is Worth Remembering."

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Tesone Gidio "Gene" Age 84, born on February 5, 1927, in Detroit, Michigan and passed away on August 9, 2011. Beloved husband of Margaret "Marge" Tesone for 61 years; Loving father of Bruce (Diane) Tesone, Lisa and Laura Tesone; Cherished grand-father of Mark Tesone, Hannah and Kaela Schnitzler, and and the late Aaron Davin Salo; Dear brother of Ann Chapman; Attended Denby High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Wayne State University.

He served in the US Navy in WWII and spent most of his career with Ford Motor Co. His retirement years were shared between Michigan and Florida. Arrangements entrusted to the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home.

Condolences can be sent to the Tesone Family, 3453 Ormond Road, White Lake, Michigan 48383.

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Frank Sanders

Frank Sanders, long time resident of Islandia I, passed away on September 24, 2011.

Frank Joseph Sanders, 87, of Jensen Beach, Florida, formerly of Westfield and Fort Lauderdale, died on September 14 after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease.

Friends and family are invited to visit at Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Ave., Fanwood, NJ on Friday, September 23 from 4-7 and from 10-11 am on Saturday, September 24. A memorial service will be held at 11 o'clock.

Born in Baltimore, MD, Frank grew up in Jersey City, NJ. He graduated from Snyder High School where he played football. He was a veteran of World War II serving as an aviation radioman in the Navy while stationed in the South Pacific. He graduated from Seton Hall University in South Orange in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science in accounting. Frank worked for many years at the United States Lines Shipping Company, Sea-Land and H&R Block. He was transferred to Florida in 1979 to become a regional manager for H&R Block where he worked until he retired in 1993. Frank was an avid tennis player and golfer. He enjoyed playing bridge, walking and swimming laps. During his retirement years, he worked as a starter at a local golf course in Florida.

He was the beloved father of Mariclaire Stotler, Bob, John, and Brian Sanders. He leaves behind seven grandchildren, Drew, Michael, Kevin, Jackie, Tim, Megan, and Lillie and two great grandchildren, Charlotte and Maddie. He will be missed by his son-in-law Andy Stotler and daughter-in-law, Lynn Sanders, and his two sisters Stella Mastandia and Louise Hudson.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank's memory may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834. For additional information or to sign the guestbook, visit

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Carmela Pollak



Carmela P. Pollak


January 25, 1930 to November 25, 2011


Married to John T. Pollak on November 23, 1952, the couple shared 59 year.   Together they raised three children: John Jr., Christopher, and Peter.


Carmela and John split their time between New York and Florida.  Memorial Day would find them on Long Island and Columbus Day would mark their return to Islandia, their southern home for 30 years.


Family was everything to Carmela.  Her resume boasts the title of Executive Secretary for the City of New York and organizations such as Speedwell, but her true love and calling was Wife and Mother.  She was the eternal glue and bond of her family.


Passions. The art of Cooking.  For Carmela food preparation was truly and artistic endeavor. Visual presentation was given the same prominence as quality and taste.  Her personal recipes and preparations made their way into many condominiums in the Islandia complex and to many gathering in the social room.


Proverbs 31: 25-29 Describe Carmela best:  “She is a woman of strength and dignity, and has no fear of old age.  When she speaks, her words are wise, and kindness is the rule for everything she says.  She watches carefully all that goes on throughout her household, and is never lazy.  Her children stand and bless her; so does her husband.  He praises her with these words: “There are many fine women in the world, but you are the best of them all!”


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Bertha (Bert) Barber

1926 - 2011

Barber Bertha Lisabeth "Mimi" December 22, 2011 Age 85. Born on March 24, 1926 and raised in Marine City, MI. Beloved wife of the late William for 59 years. Loving mother of Barry (Maggie), Robert (Erin), and Bradley (Sara). Devoted grandmother of Michel, Ally, Mackenzie, Nick, Tom, Brittany, Brooke, Ava, Will and Brody. Preceded in death by her brother Hilaire Lisabeth, deceased September 28, 1944 in WWII.

Funeral Mass Tuesday 12/27/2011, 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, 610 Water St., Marine City. Vititation at Church begins 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial tributes to Old Newsboys' Goodfellow Fund of Detroit, P.O. Box 44444, Detroit, MI 48244-0444. A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home 248-549-0500.

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Catherine (Cathy) G. (Denis) Brennan

April 17, 1935 - February 5, 2012


Catherine was the beloved wife of William Brennan for 55 years. The loving mother of Lawrence (Linda) Brennan, Maureen (Russ) Sabiston, and Barbara (Bill) Ward. The cherished grandmother of Katie, Michael, Paige, Billy and Jeremy and the dear sister of Rose Marie Suchy, Delores (Hugh) Wolf and Georganne Denis.

She is preceded in death by her parents George and Evangeline Denis and sisters Dorothy Milroy, Marianne Parkhurst and Denise Matrz.  

Catherine's family will receive friends on Tuesday February 7, 2012 from 3-9 pm at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Road (east of Newburgh and I-275) in Livonia.  

Catherine will lie in state on Wednesday February 8, 2012 from 9:30 am until the time of her Funeral Mass at 10:00 am at St. Kenneth Catholic Church, 14951 N. Haggerty Road (South of Five Mile Road) in Plymouth.

Click Here for the link to the Harry J. Will funeral home and their guest book and a series of pictures of Bill and Cathy.  

Catherine's family suggests memorial donations to:  

Odyssey Hospice 25925 Telegraph Rd. Suite. 102 Southfield, MI 48033  


The American Lung Association 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Suite 800 Washington, DC 20004  

Arrangements entrusted to Harry J Will Funeral Homes, Livonia, MI.

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William (Bill) Brennan

June 8, 1933 - February 8, 2012



Bill was the beloved husband of the late Catherine (Feb. 5, 2012). The loving father of Lawrence (Linda) Brennan, Maureen (Russ) Sabiston, and Barbara (Bill) Ward. The cherished grandfather of Katie, Michael, Paige, Billy and Jeremy and the dear brother of Robert (Carol) Brennan).

William's family will receive friends on Friday February 10, 2012 from 3-9 pm at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Road (east of Newburgh and I-275) in Livonia.

William will lie in state on Saturday February 11, 2012 from 10:00 am until the time of his Funeral Mass at 10:30 am at St. Kenneth Catholic Church, 14951 N. Haggerty Road (South of Five Mile Road) in Plymouth.

CLICK HERE for the link to the Harry J. Will funeral home and their guest book and a series of pictures of Bill and Cathy.

In lieu of flowers William's family suggests memorial donations to:

Odyssey Hospice
25925 Telegraph Rd.
Suite. 102
Southfield, MI 48033


Alzheimer's Association
P.O. Box 96011
Washington, DC 20090-6011

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Joseph (Joe) William Michielsen

January 2, 1950 - April 29, 2012

Good afternoon. This is Joe's wife Carolyn. I have sad news to share.

Joe passed away peacefully, with Erik and I by his side, at 10:30pm Sunday night at the Good Samaritan hospice facility in Battle Creek, MI. After a week in the hospital we moved him there last Friday where we were able to give him comfort and rest and also to have wonderful conversations with him before he passed in his sleep Sunday. In the past six weeks, all six of his brothers and sisters were able to visit him and say their goodbyes too. Truly a blessing.

With regard to services, there will be a wake 5pm-8pm this Thursday and funeral services 11am this Friday. These will be held at Shaw Funeral Home on Capital Avenue in Battle Creek, MI.

The 11am Friday funeral will begin with a brief service at Shaw Funeral Home and continue to the historic Oak Hill Cemetery (close to A) the Post Plant where Dad worked, B) CW Post's grave, C) Riverside Golf Course; and D) Dad's favorite Bait Shop :) We will do a committal service at Oak Hill's beautiful chapel and the family will stay on to see Dad laid to rest.

Per Joe's request, there will be a lunch banquet following the burial at Riverside Country Club from 12:30-3:30. If you are interested in attending please email Erik at or ring him at 917-327-0123 and share how many in your party will attend. Please bring stories to share as this will build upon the wake and funeral in celebrating his life and the love he brought to one and all. If you are unable to attend, we welcome you sharing stories via emails to me, and Erik.

In lieu of flowers we are setting up donation requests in Joseph William Michielsen's name to support Gastric Cancer research as well as Diabetes research.

Gastric Cancer Fund (Via the Jimmy V Foundation)

American Diabetes Association

Choose "Honor Gift" and "In Memory Of" and provide the following:

Mr. Joseph William Michielsen

37 Sunnyside Drive

Battle Creek, MI 49015

On behalf of Erik and I, thank you so much for your love, friendship and support all these years and through Joe's illness! We are so blessed to have you in our lives.

Carolyn and Erik Michielsen

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Marion Tongue

Islandia I - Unit 1709

Marion E. Tongue, 86, died June 13, 2012, at the Treasure Coast Hay Madeira Hospice Residence, Stuart. She was born in Kingston, N.Y., and lived in Jensen Beach. She received a bachelor of science degree from SUNY at New Paltz College.

Prior to retiring, he was a regional manager with New York Telephone Co. for many years. She is registered in The Who's Who of American Women, and was a member of The Telephone Pioneers of America.

Survivors include her son, Daniel McGrane of Stuart; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 S.E. Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997; or

Services: A memorial celebration will be at 11 a.m. June 16 in the Chapel of Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, Stuart, with Chaplain James L. Barksdale officiating. Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11 a.m.


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It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the untimely passing of  Claude Hunt  President of the Islandia II Condominium Association, Saturday May 12 2012.

Claude was on a business trip to South Korea when he suffered a massive stroke. His beloved wife Ingrid and his three sons rushed to South Korea to be at his side at the time of Claude’s passing.

Claude was the president of the Islandia II Condominium Association for the last four years. His contribution to the Islandia II Condominium Association as an owner and President was outstanding. He was totally involved in all business matters of Islandia II, especially the recovery efforts of the 2004-2005 hurricanes.

Claude was originally from South Africa a college graduate and a President of a Swiss manufacturing company as well as operating his own business prior to locating to Islandia II.

Services will be private.
Anyone wanting to send cards may address them to
Ingrid Hunt
9500 S. Ocean Drive # 1401
Jensen Beach, Florida 34957

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In Memory of

Barcala Correia

June 25, 1948 - May 13, 2012

Barcala Correia, age 63, died May 13, 2012 at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL.

Born in Belo Horizonte, Brasil, Mrs. Correia had been a resident of West Babylon, New York before moving to Jensen Beach over ten years ago.

She was an office manager and had worked in the Ready-Mix concrete business.

Mrs. Correia was of Catholic faith, and loved the beach. She enjoyed walking, swimming and taking care of others.

Mrs. Correia is survived by her husband of 20 years, Eduardo; daughter, Andrea Toto of Staten Island, NY; step-daughter, Dawn Jackson of East Northport, NY; step-daughter, Cherie Way of Tampa, FL; step-son, Bill Toto of Atlanta, GA; step-daughter, Robin Correia of Northport, New York; step-son, Edward Correia of East Setauket, New York; five grandchildren, Allison, Clay, Ryan, Emily and Nicholas; and five brothers, Carlos, Marcio, Mario, Luiz, and Paulo Peixoto, all of Brasil.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm, with a funeral service at 7 pm, on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Aycock Funeral Home in Jensen Beach.

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All arrangements are entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Jensen Beach, FL.

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Fernando Candido Alvarez,

Islandia I
, Apt 303


Fernando was born in Havana, Cuba, on October 3, 1951 and came to the United States at the age of 6. He was predeceased by his parents, Roberto and Dalia Alvarez, as well as his eldest brother, Roberto Alvarez.


Fernando was the loving husband of Mercedes for 40 years; and father of Adrianne Sanchez (Manny), Fernando, Chrissy and Amanda Alvarez. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Marissa Sanchez and Fernando Alvarez; two sisters, Marianna Sylvester and Dalia Alvarez, both of West Palm Beach; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Fernando retired from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office after 30 years of outstanding service but returned to the Sheriff's Office where he was actively serving at the time of his death. He was the second bilingual (Hispanic) hired by the Sheriff's Office and served in the patrol, detective, communications and community affairs divisions of the Department.


The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 4:00 PM until 10:00 PM at Quattlebaum Funeral Home, 1201 South Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 4:00 PM on Friday, November 16, 2012 at St. Juliana Catholic Church, 4500 South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33405; including full Honors by the Palm Beach County Sherriff Office.


In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital


QUATTLEBAUM FUNERAL HOME Family Owned and Operated (561) 832-5171

Published in The Palm Beach Post from November 13 to November 16, 2012

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Ruth M. Huslebus

May 17, 1924 - January 11, 2013

CLICK HERE: Ruth Huslebus with friends at Islandia over the years.

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ROCKFORD--Ruth Marie Drunasky was born on May 17, 1924, in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. She was the fourth child and third daughter of Louis Drunasky and Charlotte Manly Drunasky. Owners of a dairy farm, the couple had six children: Robert (Buster), twins Beatrice (Bea) and Bernadine, Ruth, Mary Ellen and Rodney.

When Ruth was only 15, her mother, Charlotte, died of ovarian cancer. Soon after the death of her mother, her father, Louis, was hit and killed by a train in an accident. Ruth went on to graduate from Sun Prairie High School and during World War II she started business school. But jobs were plentiful during the war and she decided to take a position at a bank in Madison, Wisconsin.


Ruth met her husband, Robert (Bob) Hulsebus, through friends shortly after he returned from his service in World War II. The two were married at St. Patrick's church in Madison on July 3, 1946. Early in their marriage Ruth became ill and, through a recommendation, sought treatment at the Palmer Chiropractic Clinic in Davenport, Iowa. Under chiropractic care Ruth regained her health and Bob was inspired to enroll at the Palmer School of Chiropractic under the G.I. Bill.


During his studies, Bob pitched in a semi-pro softball league and Ruth took a job at a development company and quickly became a valued employee. They lived in Palmerton, a small trailer community, and made many friends there. Shortly after the birth of their first son, Roger, in 1949, the family moved to Bryon, Illinois, where they would live for over 30 years.


They were 75 miles from family but soon made friends with other WWII veterans with their wives who had also come to Byron to start businesses. Bob became Byron's first chiropractor and Ruth took in laundry and worked at the office. They waited six weeks for their first patient. That patient complained that her present chiropractor went from charging two dollars to three dollars per visit and was no longer using a gown. Not having any gowns for patients, they used one of Ruth's and charged her $2.75 for the visit.


Within the next six years two more sons were born: Michael (Mike) in 1951 and James (Jim) in 1955. During these years the practice grew and while Bob worked on patients, Ruth ran the business side of the practice. When she retired she was doing the bookkeeping and payroll for three offices. She was a passionate advocate of chiropractic and a steadfast supporter of her husband's lifelong professional advocacy.


Ruth was respected in her circles and active in her community. She became the first women elected to the Byron School Board after she was urged by teachers to run. In addition, she went on to help bring Meals on Wheels to Byron and was one of the founders of the Byron Library.

Ruth was a dedicated mother who spent lots of time with her three sons. She was a room mother at school, an altar boy mother at church and a den mother for the Cub Scouts. She was a trusted counselor for all three of her spirited (to put it mildly) sons. She helped with her sons' paper routes and kept them in line.


Ruth created a welcoming home where all her sons' friends gathered to play baseball and basketball, swim, boat, play pool and have fun. Later, when their children were grown, the family home in Byron became a gathering place for their adult children, spouses and grandchildren. Summers and holidays were especially lively.


Ruth was a favorite aunt to many of her nieces and nephews. She became affectionately known as "Aunt Bootie" after one of her nieces called her that when she had trouble pronouncing Ruthie.


Ruth and her husband traveled to many parts of the world and belonged to numerous clubs including golf, dance and bridge. They had a second home on the east coast of Florida for more than 30 years and made many friends there.


Eventually Ruth and Bob moved from their beloved home in Byron to be closer to family in Freeport, IL. In 1995, Bob passed away after 49 years of marriage to Ruth.


For the last few years of her life she lived in Rockford, Illinois, at Siena. As was always the case, she made a lot of friends there. She befriended not only the residents but staff and care givers as well. She made one very special relationship while there with Valli Williams, her primary care giver. They began to have a weekly brunch and it was a relationship that Ruth treasured.


Ruth died peacefully surrounded by her sons on Friday, January 11, 2013, in Rockford, Illinois.


She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Robert and Rodney and sisters, Bernadine and Mary Ellen, husband, Dr. Robert L. Hulsebus (1995), and grandchild, James Nanninga (1993). She is survived by sons: Dr. Roger (Dianne Parvin) Hulsebus of Rockford, IL, Dr. Mike (Cindy) Hulsebus of Fontana, WI, Dr. Jim (Deirdre) Hulsebus of Caledonia, IL; sister: Bea Barth of Sun Prairie, WI; grandchildren: Dr. Tara (Paul) Theisen of Freeport, IL, Sage (Jon Rose) Hulsebus of Silver Spring, MD, Robin (Kevin) Mayer of Lisle, IL, Jeremy Nanninga of Muscatine, IA, Dr. Brant (Melinda) Hulsebus of Rockford, IL, Cory (Aaron) Park of Rockford, IL, Dr. Ryan (Melissa) Hulsebus of Machesney Park, IL, Dr. Kyle (Shanti) Hulsebus of Caledonia, IL, Brett Hulsebus of Lake Zurich, IL and Scott Hulsebus of Caledonia, IL, Brad (Natalie) Parvin of Rockford, IL and Andrea (John) Weber of Dallas, TX and great-grandchildren: Brock, Ava, Ivy, Catarina, Devon, Carter, Elizabeth, Caroline, Amelia, Julia, Mackenzie, Courtney, Kaitlin, Trenton and Carson.


Christian funeral mass will be held Thursday January 17, 2013 at 10:00 AM in St. Mary Catholic Church, 220 E. 2nd St., Byron with Father Howard Barch officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Byron. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 506 W. Merchant St, Byron. Memorials in Ruth's name may be directed to St. Mary Catholic Church, Byron.


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Ann Padmos

On Wednesday, January 16, 2013, Mrs. Ann Padmos passed away.

PADMOS, Ann age 74, January 16, 2013.

Beloved wife of Marty. Dearest mother of Jeff (Wanda) Quibell, John (Phyllis) Padmos, Glenn (Tracy) Padmos and Lynn (Gary) Iverson. Loving grandmother of Crystal, Ashley, Amanda, Jessica, Chris, Jeffrey, Alex, Martin and Valerie. Dear sister of Donna Jean Dettloff.

Funeral Sunday 2pm at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Visitation Sunday 10am-2pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Michigan, 20300 Civic Center Drive, Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48076.

Please address all cards of condolences to Mr. Martin Padmos, 9500 S Ocean drive, Apt #1806, Jensen Beach, Florida 34957.

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George Berg

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April 5, 2013


Today we lost one of the finest men of our time. George Berg of Pelham, Alabama passed away at the age of 86. George was preceded in death by his beloved wife Marian Buckner Berg.


He was a veteran of the World War II in the Merchant Marine and went on to serve his Country as an Administrative Assistant on Capitol Hill for 30 years. After retiring from the Government he spent 8 years with The American Farm Bureau.


George was full of life till the very end. Those who knew him know that he was charming, thoughtful and a friend to all. He was the guy who did it all right.


He will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his son Scott Berg, his daughter Anne Berg Blake, His sister Nancy Lewis and his grandchildren, Jennifer Deremer, Danielle Deremer, George Steven Berg, nieces, nephews and his many close friends and acquaintances.


Source: The Birmingham News, April 5, 2013


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James (Jim) McGarrity

Islandia I - Unit 808

McGARRITY - James J., age 75, of Moriches, New York, and long time owner at Islandia I, passed on November 3, 2012. Beloved husband of Margaret, loving father of James, Michael and Noreen McGinn. Devoted grandfather of 9.

Reposing Wednesday, November 7, 7-9 PM and Thursday 2-4PM and 7-9PM at Wesche Funeral Home Inc., 495 Main St., Center Moriches.

Mass Friday, November 9, 9:30 AM at St. Johns RC Church, Center Moriches. Interment, St. Charles Cemetery,Farmingdale, NY.

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Janet Fazekas

5/1/1936 - August 2, 2013

Islandia I - Unit 802

In Memory of Janet Ruth Fazekas

Janet R. Fazekas Age 77, of Jensen Beach Florida for 26 years, and Brighton, Michigan, passed away August 2, 2013 in Howell, MI. She was born May 1, 1936, in Detroit, MI, the daughter of Kenneth and Marguerite (Burns) McGuffin. She was married to Frank Fazekas for 57 ½ years, and he survives.

Mrs. Fazekas was raised on French Road in Detroit, MI and attended Dominican High School. After graduation, she worked at the National Bank of Detroit, Detroit, MI where she met her future husband. They raised their family in Detroit, MI and Brighton, MI. A homemaker and member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Brighton, MI, Mrs. Fazekas was a very active volunteer for the parish school. She dedicated her time to the school’s library and to her eight sons' classrooms before moving to Jensen Beach, Florida in 1986. Mrs. Fazekas enjoyed researching genealogy along with her husband and was a member of the Martin County Genealogical Society in Stuart, FL. Her numerous interests also included reading mystery novels, solving puzzles, and playing cards with her family and friends.

Surviving in addition to her husband Frank are their sons: Frank J. (Julie) Fazekas Jr. , Gary Fazekas, Christopher (Kathy) Fazekas, Patrick Fazekas, David (Julia) Fazekas, Steven Fazekas, and Norman (Melinda) Fazekas; grandchildren: Frank III, Jeremy, Jennifer, Justin, Christina, Erica, and Ashley; and great-grandchildren: Chance, Damian, Hailey, Keira, and Keith. Also surviving her are many brothers and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews. Mrs. Fazekas was preceded in death by her son, Mark, and her brothers Ken, Ed, and Dick McGuffin.

The family will receive friends on Friday, August 9, 2013 from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Keehn Funeral Home, Brighton, MI, with a Scripture Service to be held at 7:00 P.M. The Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. from St. Patrick Catholic Church, Brighton, MI. Her remains will be interred at Brighton Hills Cemetery in Brighton, MI. The family has asked, that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Martin County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 275, Stuart, FL 34995.


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Robert Wixson

Robert Wixson, 90, died June 4, 2013, at Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart. He was born in Flint, Mich., and lived in Jensen Beach for 35 years, coming from Ortonville, Mich.

He was employed for 30 years as a millwright supervisor for the Chevrolet Engine Plant in Flint. He was a member of the Treasure Coast Speedway RC Car Club and volunteered at Martin Memorial Medical Center for 10 years.

Survivors include his daughter, Polly Wixson of Jensen Beach; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Mary Wixson; and daughter, Sally Wixson Laird.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 2701 N. Australian Ave., Suite 100, West Palm Beach, FL, 33407 or the American Cancer Society, 865 S.E. Monterey Commons Blvd., Stuart, FL, 34996.

Services: A memorial service will be conducted at a later date in Michigan. Arrangements are by All County Funeral Home & Crematory, Treasure Coast Chapel.

Published in the TC Palm on June 12, 2013

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ARTHUR H. VIDMAR passed away peacefully in FL Nov. 13, 2013, at the age of 76. Preceded in death by his beloved wife Loretta. Son of John (deceased) and Sylvia Vidmar. Father of Nadine (Tab) Berg, David (Judy), Andy (Beth) and Kevin Vidmar. Grandfather of Noah and Gavin Berg, Casey, Cody, Alexis, Christina, Gabrielle and Marley Vidmar. Son-in-law of the late Alex and Florence Gruszka. Brother-in-law of Alex (deceased) (Diana) and Danny Gruszka, and the late Bernie (John) Collins. Art also leaves behind special friend Joan Kohn and her family.

A long time resident of Northfield, OH, before retiring to Jensen Beach, FL. Art served in the U.S. Army, playing drums, before becoming the 2nd generation owner of South End Hardware. He also started ABA Machinery during that time. An avid boater, Art had been a member of the Cedar Point Yacht Club, and the Stuart Corinthian Yacht Club, in FL. Art spent his retirement in FL playing cards, playing croquet, and traveling the world. Before passing, he was President of the Croquet Club at the Yacht & Country Club of Stuart.

A memorial service will be held at 5 pm, Dec. 14, 2013, in Jensen Beach, FL, at the Islandia Bldg #1, 9550 S. Ocean Blvd, 34957.

Donations in Art’s name may be made to Hospice of the Treasure Coast, 5090 NW Dunn Rd, Fort Pierce, FL 34981.

We realize that some of you may not be able to attend the memorial because of holiday plans,

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Robert (Bob) Mohr

1926 - November 29, 2013

MOHR, ROBERT GLEN Ada Robert Glen Mohr age 87 of Ada, went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, November 29, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Barbara (Withrow) Mohr, children Rick (Linda) Mohr, Charlene (Lou) Quinn, Jody (Jeffrey) Miller; grandchildren Robyn (Dan) Burns, Dana (Bryan) Foltice, Cody, Carly Quinn and Tyler, Carter Miller; great grandchildren Dylan, Brady Foltice and Avery Burns.

Bob was a Navy veteran serving in World War II. He worked as the Director of Product Engineering and later as the Director of Research and Development for Steelcase retiring after 25 years. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family, playing cards and golfing. Bob was a devoted Christian and a member of Forest Hills Presbyterian Church.

A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday December 14, 2013 at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, 7495 Cascade Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Visitation will be from 11 - 12 and lunch will be served after the Memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The National Parkinson's Foundation in his name at: id=1080&pg=fund or 1-800-473-4636. The family is being served by:


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Margaret "Peg" L. Mulak
June 9th, 1919 - December 13th, 2013

Apartment #1203, Islandia I

Margaret L. “Peg” Mulak, 94, of Somers, widow of the late Stanley Mulak (2001), her true love since first grade, entered into eternal peace, Friday Dec. 13, 2013 at the Jewish Nursing Home of Western MA in Longmeadow. Born June 9, 1919 in Springfield, MA, Peg was the daughter of the late Wallace and Mary (Gaudette) Landry.

She had resided in the Somers community for most of her life and was a lifelong member of All Saints Church. She was a graduate of the University of Connecticut earning a B.A. and also earned a degree in Library science from the city of Springfield Library System. Supporting her Alma Mater on the sports front, she was an avid UCONN Women's Basketball fan. Philanthropic and Civic minded, she was always willing to donate her time to the community. Peg had belonged to the Somers Visiting Nurse Assoc., the Somers Women’s Club, the Somers Library Board, the Somers Historical Society, the Somers Seniors Club, the Somers Girl Scouts where she earned her 20 year pin, she was a Friend of the Somers Public Library, and was also a substitute teacher for the Somers Public Schools.

Politically active, Peg was a supporter of the Somers Republican party. She was a Four Town Fair volunteer for the exhibit pavilion for many years and she also was a volunteer for several years at Johnson Memorial Hospital and later joined the Board in 1999 serving until 2007 at which time she was elevated to the honorary Trustee Emeritus position. Peg and Stanley were proud to support numerous expansion and refurbishment efforts within the entire JMMC network.

Peg is survived by two daughters, Christine Heller and her husband Brian of Providence, RI, Mary Ellen McKiernan of Dublin, OH, and Mark Mulak and his wife Christine of Somers; three grandchildren, Justin McKiernan, Edward Mulak, and Robert Mulak.

Visitation will be held Tuesday Dec. 17th from 4-8 p.m. at the Somers Funeral Home, 354 Main St., Somers. Family and friends will gather 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Dec. 18th at the Somers Funeral Home for a procession to All Saints Church in Somersville, for a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Committal will be private. Donations in Peg’s memory may be made to Somers Meals on Wheels, C/O the Town of Somers, P.O. 308, Somers, CT 06071, the Somers Public Library, 2 Vision Boulevard, Somers, CT 06071, or a local charity of the donor's choice.

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CUNNINGHAM, BETH Elizabeth "Beth" Posey Cunningham, 63, passed away very suddenly on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013. She was a second generation Miamian. Born on February 4, 1950, she was the daughter of Vernon & Gail Posey; sister to Jim Posey (Shirley), Linda Smith (Michael), Patty Posey, and Ed Posey (Kathy); aunt to Mike Posey and Kim Stevens.

Beth graduated from St. Rose of Lima, Miami Edison, and the Univ. of Florida.
Through her almost 40-year career in mortgage banking, she was well recognized for her work and became one of the highest-ranking women in her field. Beth loved to travel and will always be remembered for her warm smile, compassionate ways, and sense of humor.

A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, December 19th from 5pm to 8pm. For more information, please contact In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to the Make a Wish Foundation.

Published in Miami Herald on Dec. 17, 2013

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Edward L. Ewald



Edward L. Ewald, 75, of Jensen Beach, Florida and Canton Township, Michigan, died Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Treasure Coast Hospice House in Stuart, Florida.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, he had been former resident of Jensen Beach, until becoming a “snowbird” in 2000, spending summers in Michigan and wintering on the Atlantic Ocean in Jensen Beach.

Prior to his retirement, he was the Fire Chief of the Redford Township Fire Department in Michigan, where he served for 29 years, and earning the rank of Chief.

Ed served with the United States Army, during the Vietnam War era.

He was a member of Saint Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Jensen Beach and Saint Thomas A’Becket Catholic Church in Canton, Michigan, where he was a member of the Men’s club of the Church.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Nancy A. Ewald, of Jensen Beach, and Canton Township; one son, Edward L. Ewald, Jr., of Wixom, Michigan; two daughters, Paula A. Mitera, of Redford Township, and Nicole A. Koviak, of Canton Township; one sister, Barbara J. Burr, of Brighton, Michigan; and nine grandchildren, Joseph Mitera, Kathryn Mitera, Jordan Ewald, Morgan Ewald, Jackson Ewald, Connor Koviak, Cassidy Koviak, Jeffery Koviak, and Jillian Koviak.

Services and Interment will be at a later date in Michigan.

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Barbara Mohr

August 18. 2014

Long time friend to so many of us, Barbara Mohr, Islandia I Apartment 909, passed away on Monday, August 18, 2014. Her husband Bob Mohr predeceased her on November 29, 2013. Barbara and Bob were anchors to the Islandia Social and golf scenes at Islandia. From a photographic point of view, it was very tough to get a picture of either one without the other being in the picture. A terrific couple, they will be missed.

Barbara's obituary is below:

Barbara Ann Mohr age 80 of Ada, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, August 18, 2014.  She is survived by her children Rick (Linda) Mohr, Charlene (Lou) Quinn, Jody (Jeffrey) Miller; grandchildren Robyn (Dan) Burns, Dana (Bryan) Foltice, Cody, Carly Quinn and Tyler, Carter Miller; great grandchildren Dylan, Brady Foltice and Avery, Sienna Burns.  She was preceded in death by her husband Robert in 2013.  Barb was a devoted wife and mother who cherished her family, gardening and golf. She was an excellent golfer and had 5 hole-in-ones over her golfing career.

A memorial Service will be held at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church at 12:00 on Saturday September 6, 2014. Visitation with the family will be from 11:00-12:00 and lunch will be served after the service.   The church is located at 7495 Cascade Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Faith Hospice Patient Assistance Fund at:

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