Freda M. Rigby, 66, of Melbourne, passed away following her battle with cancer on March 7, 2019. Freda was a graduate of Woburn High School in Massachusetts and a longtime resident of Brevard County.
In loving memory of Jimmie Adamson, United States Air Force Retired CMSgt, age 89. Jimmie, affectionally known as “Jimbo,” “Dad,” “Papa,” was called home to be with the Lord on February 19, 2019.
Battalion Chief Brook Patrick Smith passed away on Friday, March 8, 2019. Brook had a strong compassion for serving and helping others and he dedicated 15 plus years of service to Titusville Fire Department as a fireman paramedic reaching the rank of Battalion Chief. He also was dual-badged and served for 10 years as a Titusville Police S.W.A.T medic.
Wanda Burns Ryburn peacefully passed away on February 16 at 86 years of age. Wanda was retired from her business Southern Lady Consignment Boutique located in Cocoa.
Captain William Brown Shapbell, Jr., USNR (Ret), 86, of Rockledge, Florida, went to be with his Lord after a long illness, on February 20, 2019, at 9:26 in the morning.
Blanche Madeline Boardman of Indialantic, Florida passed away on February 8, 2019, at William Childs Hospice House while surrounded by her children.
Robert E. Lawton, loving husband and father of three, passed away December 13, 2018, at his home in Cocoa Beach after a long, courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease and Lewey Bodies.
John B. Becker, Jr., 84, born in Fort Pierce, Florida died Monday, January 14, 2019. John was a Mel-Hi Bulldog, a Florida Gator, an impressive mathematics graduate of Florida Southern, a computer guidance conductor on the Mercury and Gemini rocket missions, a commercial fisherman, a pioneer in market timing for brokerage firms that are prominent even today, an avid Braves baseball fan and a world traveler.
Ann Elicia Siegel Beck, age 93, passed away at home on January 10, 2019. She worked for Melbourne Airport and then 19 years for the City of Melbourne Engineering Department.
Donald R. Mancini, age 91, originally from Monongahela, Pennsylvania, passed away on December 19, 2018.
Nina Mallis, 95, passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 19. She was the third child of seven born to Isaac and Laura Roberts in Charleston, SC. Nina grew up in Pooler, GA and graduated from Savannah High School.
John Robert Grgurich, Sr., age 30, of Cocoa, Florida, passed away tragically in a motorcycle accident on Friday, December 7, 2018.
Stephen Hillenburg, the man behind Nickelodeon’s cartoon series “SpongeBob SquarePants,” died on Monday. He was 57.
A.B. Amis went home to his great reward on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Born in Meridian, Mississippi, on Jan. 30, 1928, to the late A.B. Amis, Jr. and Pauline Hardin Amis, his was an idyllic childhood in spite of the great depression, thanks to loving parents and adopted brother, Paul, who was his playmate and best friend growing up in small-town Newton, MS.
Bernie Leroy Stafford Jr., 67, of Cocoa passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 11, 2018. Born January 5, 1951, in Norfolk, Virginia, Bernie was a graduate of Cocoa High School, class of 1969.
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.
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.
State Senator Dorothy Hukill, 72, passed away on Tuesday afternoon after losing her battle with cervical cancer.