When Bernard Epstein was born in New York City on May 10, 1937, Hy and Lillian Epstein had no idea that they had brought into the world a man who would leave such an indelible and gracious footprint.
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Daniel Faria, 38, passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2018, in Orlando, Florida surrounded by his loved ones.
Russell A. Young Sr. of Cocoa passed away peacefully, on Sunday evening, October 7, 2018, at age 82. He was employed by Acousti Engineering in Rockledge, Florida for 43 years.
Dave Jennings passed away September 17, 2018, in Reading, Pennsylvania with his daughter by his side. He was a 1971 graduate of Melbourne Central Catholic High School, where he excelled in multiple sports and was later inducted into MCC’s Sports Walk of Fame.
Edwin “Eddie” Serrano, passed away at age of 70. He was born September 13, 1947, in Arecibo, Puerto Rico to Julia and Rafael Serrano. He leaves behind two daughters, Gina and Jennifer; and five grandchildren, Samantha, Skyler, Julia, Bella and Joey. In addition, our father leaves behind a huge number of friends in Brevard County, Florida.
William Marvin Samples left this world peacefully September 24, 2018, at the Wuesthoff Hospice House, where he had been a volunteer for the past 12 years. He was 94 years old.
David Richard Lawrence of Indialantic, age 77, passed away on Monday, September 24, 2018. He will be placed, with full military honors, at Arlington National Cemetery, at a date to be announced in about two months.
Angelo John Taiani passed away at his home in Cocoa Beach on August 16, 2018, just 12 days from his 95th birthday. Angelo moved to the Space Coast in 1957 to work on the Polaris program.
Elizabeth Traynor Bayard of Cape Canaveral passed away on Friday, August 31, 2018, at the age of 93.
Joyce Smith Amis, 91, died peacefully at William Childs Hospice House on Monday, September 3, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 8, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Melbourne, with her remains interred in the Memorial Garden at the church.
Burt Reynolds, the charismatic star of such films as Deliverance, The Longest Yard and Smokey and the Bandit who set out to have as much fun as possible on and off the screen — and wildly succeeded — has died. He was 82.
Doreen Prater, 77, passed away suddenly at her residence, on Thursday, August 30, 2018. After the passing of her first husband Doreen remarried and returned to the United States where she spent 22 great years divided between Florida and Alabama.
Conrad “Connie” Cunic passed away peacefully on August 25, 2018, in Cocoa Beach. After three years in the U.S. Army, he played baseball for the New York Giants farm team, then moved to Cocoa Beach and operated the Esquire Painting & Roofing business.
Steven Eugene “Steve” Krug, 57, passed away peacefully after a long struggle with cancer at the Hospice of St. Francis on Sunday, August 19, 2018.
Warren J. “Bud ” Meyer of Satellite Beach, Florida, a retired Army colonel, died on August 21, 2018, at the age of 94. He enlisted in the Army in 1943 at Camp Dodge, Iowa. A 30-year veteran, he went up through the ranks from private to colonel. During World War II, served in New Guinea and the Philippine Islands, South West Pacific Theater.
Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul” whose recordings of such classics as “Respect” and “Chain of Fools” made her the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, died Thursday of advanced pancreatic cancer. She was 76.
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Harry Ellis Brandon was born on December 19, 1932, in Bremerton, Washington, and passed away on August 9 due to prostate cancer that had been in remission for more than 30 years.
Norman A. Lee, 69, a lifelong New Hampshire resident before relocating to Merritt Island, passed away Friday, July 27, 2018, in Fryeburg, Maine, following injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.