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The Island Funeral Home & Crematory

The Island Funeral Home and Crematory is a full service funeral home offering burials, cremations, services out of state, preneed funeral planning, as well as international services. Our firm also offers private pet cremation.
We serve Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; Bluffton, South Carolina; Sun City Hilton Head; and the Okatie area of the South Carolina Lowcountry.

Our firm has been recognized by the National Funeral Directors Association as a Pursuit of Excellence firm each year since 2004. We are one of only five firms in South Carolina to achieve this designation. Our staff of compassionate professionals is comprised of six licensed funeral directors, three of whom are Certified Funeral Service Practitioners.

We welcome your visit to our funeral home and are privileged to serve your family and our community.


Our Obituaries

Joan Pigaga Mann

July 27, 1916 - November 5, 2013

JOAN EVE PIGAGA MANN Passed away Tuesday November 5, 2013, at The Preston Health Center. Mrs. Mann was born July 27, 1916, in Worcester, MA, to the late Ignas and Eve Thomass Pigaga. She graduated from the New England Institute, Worcester, MA. She was married to Joseph E. Bielan on November 16, 1942 and moved to Barrington, RI in 1950 where they lived until his death in 1972. While residing...
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Charles Baynard Cherrix

April 4, 1931 - November 3, 2013

Charles Baynard Cherrix, 82, of Hilton Head Island died Sunday, November 3, 2013. He was the beloved husband of 61 years to Catherine Rodgers Cherrix and father of William B. Cherrix (Lezlee), James L. Cherrix (Robin), Claudia Cherrix Tchiloyans (Paul). He will be laid to rest alongside their beloved son, Christopher Lee Cherrix in Rockville, Maryland. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren,...
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Jenny Elizabeth Mercer

March 9, 1979 - November 3, 2013

Jenny Elizabeth Mercer Jenny Elizabeth Mercer, 34, of Hilton Head Island died Sunday, November 3, 2013. Jenny lived on Hilton Head Island as a young girl and recently moved back to Hilton Head from Laguna Beach, CA. Jenny was a graduate of Proctor Academy in Andover, NH. While at Proctor Academy she participated in the "Semester at Sea" program, sailing from New Bedford, MA down through the...
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James J. Meade

April 15, 1933 - October 27, 2013

James J. Meade, better known as Jim, J.J., Dad and Grandpa, died peacefully at his home in Hilton Head, SC, Sunday (Oct. 27) after a long, hard-fought illness that had sapped his strength but never his spirit. He was proud and dignified until the end, at age 80. Mr. Meade was born in Weymouth, Mass., on April 15, 1933, the son of John and Stella Meade, the brother of Ronald "Jim" Meade and...
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Dale W. Clymer

January 11, 1925 - October 26, 2013

Dale Warmath Clymer – Dale Warmath Clymer was called home by the Lord on October 26, 2013 at the Preston Health Center on Hilton Head Island, SC. She was born in Jackson, TN, on January 11th, 1925, the daughter of the late John Thomas Warmath and Daysie Lee Tinsley. She grew up in Greensboro, NC where she attended Greensboro Sr. High. She also attended WCUNC at Greensboro and Converse...
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Barbara Halsted Pfrunder

October 25, 2013 - October 25, 2013

Barbara H. Pfrunder Barbara Halsted Pfrunder( born July 24, 1930), daughter of the late Harold and Grace Halsted, passed from this life to the Gates of Heaven on October 24, 2013. She graduated from Emma Willard School in 1948 and from Hofstra College in 1952. She was married to Ernst Pfrunder on October 11, 1952. They lived in Amityville, Long Island until Ernst retired in 1987. She was...
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Barbara Miller Henesy

June 30, 1929 - October 23, 2013

BARBARA MILLER HENESY Barbara Miller Henesy of Hilton Head passed away at her home on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Barbara lived her life to the fullest and loved being with her dear friends and family until her very last day. Vibrant, fun loving, the ultimate hostess and wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt, she will be missed terribly by all who knew her. A...
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Victoria Jacquelyn Lambrecht

October 27, 1926 - October 22, 2013

Victoria Gerodimos Lambrecht 86, died on October 22, 2013 in Hilton Head SC. from complications of a stroke. Vicki was born in Detroit, MI on October 27, 1926 to John and Bertha Gerodimos. She and her family moved to Chicago when she was 3 where she grew up and graduated from Hyde Park High School. She attended Barat College and received an honorary degree in 2000. On March 2, 1947 she married...
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Dr. Milton John Nauss

May 11, 1920 - October 19, 2013

Obituary for Rev. Dr. Milton John Nauss (1920-2013) The Rev. Dr. Milton J. Nauss (born May 11, 1920) passed from this life to the Gates of Heaven on October 19, 2013 in Sarasota, FL. Those present during the last hours of his life were his wife of 67 years, Eleanor, son Robert and his wife Sherrie, grandchildren Jennifer and Kevin, and great grandson Matthew. Rev. Nauss was born in Fargo, ND. ...
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Thomas Sewell Israel

March 14, 1928 - October 19, 2013

Thomas Sewell Israel, 85, of the Cypress died of a heart attack at home on October 19. He was born March 14, 1928 in Washington D.C. Following graduation from the D.C. public schools in 1946, he served in the U.S. Army. He then attended George Washington University, receiving a BA degree in Business Administration in 1952 and a Master's degree in Public Administration in 1956. He entered the...
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DeLayne Kay Wolf

August 21, 1946 - October 16, 2013

DeLayne Kay Conner Wolf of Hilton Head Island, SC died Wednesday, October 16, 2013. She was born August 21, 1946, in Knox, Indiana, to Alvin A. & Mildred F. (Barden) Conner. She attended Mulberry schools and was a 1964 graduate of Clinton Prairie High School. On August 14, 1965, she married James R. Wolf in Rossville, Indiana, and he survives. Her working career spanned Purdue University,...
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Corinne Mildred Hokanson

December 1, 1928 - October 15, 2013

Corinne Mildred Hokanson "Nana" passed away peacefully on October 15, 2013 at the age of 84 on Hilton Head Island, SC at her home surrounded by family. Corinne was born on December 1, 1928 in Salem, MA. She was the only child of Marjorie and Harold Estes and according to her mother, she "broke the mold" when she was born. She grew up in Beverly, MA and was a drum majorette at Beverly High School...
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Arnold Hemming Johnson

April 29, 1917 - October 14, 2013

Arnold Hemming Johnson Arnold Hemming Johnson, of The Cypress, Hilton Head Island, SC died Monday, October 14, 2013 at the age of 96. He was born on April 29, 1917 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the son of Alfred and Agda Johnson. Moving to Hartford, CT in 1920, he attended Hartford Public Schools and graduated from Bulkeley High School in 1935. His father, having died in 1921, and with the depth...
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Margaret M. Harty

March 23, 1930 - October 13, 2013

Margaret M. (Peg) Harty of Hilton Head after a long and full life, passed away peacefully on October 13, 2013 to her eternal rest with her Lord and Savior. Mrs. Harty, the daughter of Francis Patrick & Margaret Sullivan O'Connor, was born March 23, 1930 in Bridgeport, CT. She graduated from the Academy of Our Lady of Mercy (Laurelton Hall), Milford, CT & received a Bachelor's Degree in Biology...
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Maureen Maguire-Souccar

August 23, 2013 - October 9, 2013

Maureen Maguire-Souccar, 76, of Haig Point and Nassau, died peacefully on Wednesday, October 9 at Seabrook Healthcare Center. She was born in Montreal, Canada where she lived for many years, and graduated from Villa Maria Academy and Marianopolis College. Maureen distinguished herself as one of the first females to study mathematics at what was then known as Loyola College. She began her...
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Nora Coleman deVere

September 21, 1951 - October 8, 2013

Nora Coleman deVere, 62, of Ridgeland, SC, died October 8, at her home on Boyd Creek in rural Ridgeland, SC, surrounded by family and friends. She fought the good fight against breast cancer. Visit www.noradevere.org. She was born September 21, 1951 in Red Springs, NC. She was the daughter of S. Hampton Coleman of Summerfield, FL and the late Anne Odom Coleman. Nora first moved to Hilton Head...
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James William Sanderson

February 29, 1920 - October 2, 2013

James W. Sanderson; age 93, of Hilton Head Island, S.C. passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 in the Bloom of Hilton Head Care Center. A resident of Tide Point for six years, he was well loved and appreciated for his wonderful sense of humor, and his grateful prayers. A memorial service will be held at the Vi , Tide Pointe retirement community on Tuesday, October 8, at 1:30 p.m.. Dr....
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Patricia H. Redgate

March 17, 1928 - September 29, 2013

Patricia Hannaford Redgate (Pat), 85, of Hilton Head, South Carolina passed away peacefully on September 29, 2013. She was born in Charleston, South Carolina on March 17, 1928 to Mr. Thomas Vernon Hannaford, Sr. and Mrs. Lois Johnson Hannaford. Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Joseph Redgate (Ed), of Bridgeport, Connecticut, her husband of 39 years who passed in 1989. Pat and...
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Charles O. Zimmerman

March 1, 1924 - September 28, 2013

Charles O. Zimmerman Dateline HHI, SC Mr. Charles O. Zimmerman, age 89 passed away unexpectedly on September 28, 2013 at Hilton Head Hospital. Born in Cincinnati, OH he was the son of the late Arthur Zimmerman and Louise Otting Zimmerman. He was married to the late Vivian Graham Zimmerman in 1947. She predeceased him after 62 years of marriage in 2009. His collegiate education began at the...
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Robert Edward Crow

January 11, 1927 - September 27, 2013

Robert Edward (Bob) Crow, 86, of Hilton Head Island, formerly of Wilton, CT, passed away on September 27, 2013. Mr. Crow was born on January 11, 1927 in Akron, OH. He was the son of the late John Leonard and Evelyn Crow. After initially attending Akron University, he went on to graduate with a degree in mathematics from Kent State. Beginning in the mid-1950's, Mr. Crow worked for the Stauffer...
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Lt CMDR Ralph Randall Maddox

November 9, 1932 - September 27, 2013

Lt CMDR Ralph Randall Maddox (US Navy Retired) Ralph Maddox peacefully joined the eternal presence of God at 6:00am on Fri, September 27, 2013 from his home and in the presence of his loving and devoted wife Mimi Maddox, his daughter, Carol Bessinger and other family members. Ralph was a caring husband and father of 3 children whom he cherished dearly. Upon retirement he and his wife settled...
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Dena Wilkins

October 27, 1950 - September 26, 2013

DENA WILKINS Dena Wilkins, 62, of Hilton Head Island died Thursday, September 26, 2013 after battling a long illness. She was born and raised in Asheville, NC. Dena Northcutt married her high school sweetheart, Herb Wilkins in Asheville. They moved to Hilton Head Island in 1971 where she worked for Sea Pines in the accounting department before owning Hansel and Gretel Day Care in the early 80s...
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James Charles McKenna

March 7, 1938 - September 24, 2013

James C. McKenna's Obituary Seneca once said something to the effect that: "Men are too rarely concerned about living nobly, but consider it more important to live long. Curiously, we can have a great affect on whether or not we live nobly, but very little on how long we live." Our friend lived nobly, albeit not long enough. James Charles (Chuck) McKenna, 75, of Hilton Head Island, formerly...
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Joseph P. Mendoni

February 28, 1940 - September 23, 2013

Joseph P. Mendoni, 73, of Hilton Head Island, formerly of New City, NY passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 after a courageous and determined battle against a lengthy illness. Joseph was born in New York City on 2/28/40 to Joseph Mendoni and Elizabeth Butts. He was the husband of Mary Mendoni and they were married 49 years. He is also survived by his sisters Florence Mucci (Vincent),...
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Matthew Tyler Williams

October 10, 1975 - September 21, 2013

Matthew Tyler Williams, born October 10, 1975, died at his home after a long chronic illness. He was born in Park Ridge, IL, and is survived by his two children; Alexi and T.J., his mother and father Ron and Lynn Williams of Hilton Head Island, and one brother S. Owen Williams of France. A private service will be held at The Island Funeral Home and Crematory. Memorial contributions may be...
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Jean C. Soldo

May 2, 1922 - September 20, 2013

Jean C. Soldo of Hilton Head Island, SC, 91, passed away Friday September 20, 2013 peacefully in her sleep. Jean was born Jean Cerruto to Emanuel Cerruto and Josephine Cerruto Napolitano in New York City on May 2, 1922. She married Anthony L. Soldo, deceased1987. Tony and Jean had two boys, Robert A. Soldo, deceased 1998, and Ronald M. Soldo, living in Hilton Head Is, SC Jean was a trend...
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Shirley Peters Fairvalley

May 19, 1926 - September 15, 2013

Shirley Peters Fairvalley Shirley Peters Fairvalley of Hilton Head Island died September 15, 2013. She was born May 19, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Ben F. and Mayme Peters and sister to the late Don B. Peters. Mrs. Fairvalley spent her young school years in Berwyn and River Forest, Illinois. She attended Ferry Hall, a private girls school in Lake Forest, Illinois, graduating as...
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Glen C. Seifried

October 29, 1925 - September 15, 2013

Glen C. Seifried Glen C. Seifried, 87, formerly of Manheim, died on September 15, 2013, at the Veterans Victory House in Walterboro, SC. He was born in Quarryville, PA on October 29, 1925, and graduated from Quarryville High School in 1943. He was in the US Air Force from 1943-45, serving on the island of Guam at the end of World War II. He graduated from York Junior College in 1948, and...
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Audrey Jean McClain

March 22, 1923 - September 14, 2013

Audrey Jean McClain, 90, of Hilton Head Island, died peacefully on Saturday morning, September 14th, at Hilton Head Hospital. Audrey was a local artist, specializing in wildlife and shorebirds and had claimed several awards for her artistry and technique in watercolor and pastels. She attended Withrow High School in Cincinnati then earned a degree from the Cincinnati Art Academy. After college,...
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Anne K. Hand

July 19, 1914 - September 12, 2013

Anne Katherine Hand, aged 99, died peacefully on September 12, 2013. She was a resident of the Hawthorne Inn (Emeritus) on Hilton Head Island, formerly of Port Orange, Florida and Mineola, New York. Anne was born in New York City, New York, on July 19, 1914, the daughter of William and Anna Burke. Anne was predeceased by her sister, Margaret, her brothers John and William, and the love of her...
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Mary Patricia Parsell

August 22, 1923 - September 10, 2013

Mary P. Parsell, 90, formerly of Grand Blanc, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at her home on Hilton Head Island. She was born on August 22, 1923 in Philadelphia to Harry and Acenelle Marx. Mary and her late husband Vernon R. Parsell lived most of their lives in Michigan until retiring to Hilton Head Island in 1985. She met Vern in Port Huron, Michigan in 1942 when he was...
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Linda Huff Bosworth

May 21, 1943 - September 10, 2013

Linda H. Bosworth, age 70 passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013. Linda grew up in Geneva, NY and attended Geneva High School. Linda participated in choir and excelled in playing piano, and after graduation she attended Kent State University in Ohio. She worked as a flight attendant for American Airlines, and later married her childhood sweetheart, Lloyd A. Bosworth III, also of Geneva, NY. ...
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Mary Partricia Parsell

August 22, 1923 - September 10, 2013

Mary P. Parsell, 90, formerly of Grand Blanc, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at her home on Hilton Head Island. She was born on August 22, 1923 in Philadelphia to Harry and Acenelle Marx. Mary and her late husband Vernon R. Parsell lived most of their lives in Michigan until retiring to Hilton Head Island in 1985. She met Vern in Port Huron, Michigan in 1942 when he was...
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David Wilhelm

August 4, 1927 - September 9, 2013

David Wilhelm David Wilhelm, 86, of Hilton Head Island died September 9, 2013. He is the son of Francis and Bertilla (Stoney) Wilhelm of Pittsburgh. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou (Burger) Wilhelm, a son Daniel (Susan) of Pittsburgh, a son Donald of New York City, a sister Constance Trimble of New York, five grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and loving nieces and nephews. He was...
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Catharine Catharine Cain

January 30, 1922 - September 8, 2013

Catharine "Kit" Cain, 91, of Hilton Head Island, died Sunday, September 8, 2013. She was born to the late Glenn and Sara Catherine (Shorts) Chambers, January 30, 1922, in Wheeling, West Virginia. Kit attended West Liberty College in West Virginia and transferred to the Moore College of Art in Philadelphia on an art scholarship. She married the late Francis William Barba in 1943, and they lived...
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Donald M. Grider

April 7, 1932 - September 8, 2013

Donald M. Grider, 81, of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, died Sunday, Sept 8, 2013 after a long illness. Born and raised in Derry Township, Pennsylvania, he graduated in 1950 from M. S. Hershey High School where he was a member of the Hi-Y, Varsity "H" Club, Varsity Baseball team (pitcher and first base) and Varsity Basketball team (captain and leading scorer of the South Penn Conference. He...
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Dorothy A. Doyle

June 6, 1925 - September 7, 2013

Dorothy A. Doyle, 88 of Hilton Head Island died Saturday, September 7, 2013 after a short illness. She was born June 6, 1925 in Atlantic, MA, the daughter of John J. and Mary L. Doyle. She moved to Hilton Head Island in 1981 from Stamford, CT where she lived most of her life. She graduated from the Low Heywood School and attended Yale University School of Music. She was part owner and...
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Gregory Harold James

June 5, 1944 - September 4, 2013

Gregory H. James, age 69, departed this life on September 4, 2013 with his loving family by his side. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Beverly, who he met and married in college at Southern Illinois University. He is also survived by a son, Christopher Medlock, his wife Bradley, and their three sons, Jasper, Loc, and Calder of San Francisco, and a daughter, Laura James Alford, her...
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James Bernard Harris

June 10, 1943 - September 2, 2013

James B. Harris On Monday, September 2, 2013 beloved husband of Katherine P. Harris, father of Christina E. Harris-Smith (Malcolm Smith) and grandfather of Nigel, Veatirce, Amoye, Malcolm, Phoenix and Xavier died in Hilton Head Island, SC. He is survived by two sisters, Arleen Canty of Wahington, DC and Hatti Tinner of Fort Walton Beach, FL; three brothers William, Nathaniel and Milton Harris,...
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Charles Lamb Cauthen

December 18, 1937 - September 1, 2013

Charles Lamb Cauthen Charles Lamb Cauthen, 75, of Hilton Head Island, passed away on September 1, 2013 surrounded by his family. Mr. Cauthen was born on December 18, 1937 in Rock Hill, South Carolina to Joseph Claude Cauthen, Jr. and Mary Eugenia Okey Cauthen. He attended Winthrop Training School and continued his education at The Citadel, graduating in 1960. Mr. Cauthen served in the United...
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David Paul Ryan

October 6, 1937 - August 15, 2013

David Paul Ryan of Hilton Head, 75, beloved husband of Ruth Anne Ryan, died on August 15, 2013, one day after his 48th wedding anniversary, following a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Throughout his illness, he was touched by the support of so many friends from Hilton Head's Sea Pines community. Born in Brookline, Massachusetts to James J. Ryan and Anna Smith Ryan, David was the second...
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Wim van der Graaf

March 31, 1936 - August 12, 2013

Wim van der Graaf Wim van der Graaf, 77, of Hilton Head Island died Monday, August 12, 2013 at Hilton Head Hospital. He was born March 31, 1936 in The Netherlands. He came to the United States when he was 14 and lived in Wilmette, IL. Wim graduated from Northwestern University in Chicago. He worked for the DuPont Co. in the advertising department for 20 years. Wim and his wife, Marlene...
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Francis Gerard O'Donnell

December 27, 1936 - August 11, 2013

Francis G O'Donnell "Frank" 12/27/36 – 8/11/13 Born and raised in Boston MA Master Degree in Education from Boston State Teachers College (University of Massachusetts/Boston) 1962 – 1964 Worked for the Department of Defense as a teacher in Germany 1966 – Moved to Maine to work for The Job Corps for several years. Upon leaving the Job Corps, he worked for the Federal...
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Benjamin Max Racusin

May 19, 1915 - August 11, 2013

Benjamin M. Racusin, 98, passed away on August 11, 2013 on Hilton Head Island. He was born on May 19, 1915 in Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Carla and Max Racusin. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Helen Schuler Racusin in 2011. Ben and his wife Helen had been members of the Seabrook and Fraser Health Center community for the past 15 years. They enjoyed the...
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James William Strayer

May 19, 1928 - August 11, 2013

James W. "Jim" Strayer, 85, local artist and retired advertising executive, passed away August 11, 2013. He was a resident of Sun City Hilton Head. He lived in the Hilton Head Island/Bluffton, SC area for more than 30 years. Jim was born May 19, 1928 in Erie, PA, son of the late Willard and Ruth McCall Strayer. He was preceded in death by his wife and high school sweetheart, Eleanor "Norie"...
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Patricia Alice Hudson

January 1, 1935 - August 10, 2013

After a long and valiant fight with Sarcoidosis, Patricia Alice Hudson (Butler), 78, fell asleep at Hospice of Charleston, Mt Pleasant SC on Saturday, August, 10, 2013. She was born in NYC to Fred and Edna Butler. Raised in the Bronx and resided in Teaneck, NJ and Hilton Head Island, SC. Pat graduated from Howard University and was a Sister to Delta Sigma Theta since 1953. Pat retired from the...
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Margaret Eleanor Long Eaton

December 29, 1917 - August 6, 2013

Margaret (Peggy) Eleanor Long Eaton (95) of Hilton Head, SC died at home on August 6, 2013. She was born in Sac City, IA on Dec. 29, 1917, the daughter of Edwin and Nannette Long. Upon graduating from Morningside College in Sioux City, she received not only her BA, but was the one woman among 19 men to simultaneously receive her pilot's license, receiving her wings through the Civilian Pilots'...
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Matilda Eleanor Langan

October 13, 1917 - July 30, 2013

Matilda "Mel" Langan, 95, a longtime resident of Sea Pines, died July 30, 2013, at Life Care Center of Hilton Head. She was born October 13, 1917, in Trenton, NJ, to Julius and Mary Szathmary Yeager. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, and was a member of the Lady's Guild. She volunteered for many years at The Bargain Box. She is survived by three children; Patricia Gelinas (Lee...
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Patricia Anne Johnson

March 6, 1954 - July 30, 2013

Patricia Anne Johnson, 59, of Hilton Head Island, SC passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at home with her husband and cherished friends by her side. Pati was born March 6, 1954 in New Brunswick, NJ, grew up in Milltown, graduated New Brunswick HS and attended Rutgers/Douglass College before marrying David W. Johnson in 1973. For the next 25 years they teamed together to manage Van Doren Johnson...
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Erskine N. White, Jr.

July 21, 1924 - July 28, 2013

ERSKINE N. "SKIP" WHITE, JR. Erskine N. "Skip" White, Jr. passed away Sunday, July 28th, 2013 at his home on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, with family by his side. Mr. White was born in New York City and raised in Winchester, Massachusetts. He graduated from The Phillips Exeter Academy and earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Yale University, Class of 1945W. His...
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Paul Delano Mecca

March 6, 1941 - July 27, 2013

Paul Delano Mecca, 72, of Bluffton, died July 27, 2013, at his home. Mr. Mecca was born March 6, 1941, in Buffalo, NY, to Thomas D. and Mildred Mecca. He was an engineer and worked many years doing commercial construction. He was a Seabee member of the United States Navy Construction Battalion. Paul is survived by his wife Sandra L. Mecca of Bluffton, a son Jason T. Mecca of Bluffton and a...
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Ernest Lynwood Twisdale

April 26, 1919 - July 26, 2013

Ernest Lynwood Twisdale Ernest Lynwood Twisdale, 94, of Hilton Head Island, SC, left this earth July 26, 2013, to rejoin his beloved wife and son. He was born April 26, 1919 in Halifax County NC to Sarah Barnes and Ernest L Twisdale and was married to Janice Tanner in 1947. Their twin sons, Lynwood and Andy, were born the following year. "Pop", as he was known to all, served in the US Army...
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Martha Kahl

April 27, 1931 - July 22, 2013

Martha Roberts Kahl Martha Roberts Kahl, 82, of Hilton Head, SC, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013. She was surrounded at home by her family. Martha was born on April 27, 1931 in Bumpus Mills, TN. She was the daughter of the late Mary Pugh Roberts and William Curtis Roberts. She was preceded in death by her sister, Ann Roberts Potter of Oak Ridge, TN. Mrs. Kahl is survived by her loving...
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Adalyn Davis

July 3, 1922 - July 17, 2013

Adalyn Davis, 91, a resident of The Seabrook of Hilton Head, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013. She grew up in Atlanta and was graduated from Girls High School and Marsh Business College. She was one of the thousands of girls who went to Washington during World War II and continued to work in the federal government for thirty-five years, retiring in 1978. She served on Congressional staffs, in...
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Betty Ann Tiedman

December 17, 1928 - July 14, 2013

Betty Ann Tiedman (Edsall), of Hilton Head Island, SC, formerly of Buffalo, died July 14, 2013, at Hilton Head Hospital. She was born December 17, 1928. Wife to Alan, mother to Judy (Serin), Joy (Clarkeson) and Christopher; grandmother to Laura DeGlopper, Maggie Clarkeson, and John Clarkeson, and aunt to Jeffrey, Jaye Lynn, Larry, and Joseph Piselli Private ceremony will be held in Hilton...
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Richard David Gray

May 28, 1940 - July 13, 2013

Richard David Gray, 73, of Bluffton, SC, passed away June 13. He attended the University of South Carolina and graduated from the University of GA. He retired from Bank of America after working in banking for 32 years. He was predeceased by his wife, Constance H. Gray, of Atlanta GA. He is survived by a son, Richard David Gray Jr. of Columbia, a daughter, Robin Mudwilder of Hilton Head...
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William Frederick Kessler

January 13, 1946 - July 11, 2013

William Kessler, "Captain Bill", beloved husband of Pam, passed from this life to a better place on July 11, 2013. We will miss all of his EXTAORDINARY gifts, his love of people and his many stories that he shared with all his family and friends. May you be behind the wheel of your boat with your dog in the bow, cruising waters in search of dolphins. Peace be with you. Memorial contributions...
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Alice A. Walker

February 3, 1932 - July 9, 2013

Alice Kalning Walker, age 81, of Hilton Head Island died Tuesday, July 9th 2013. Married to the late Gordon Walker in 1951, they made homes in New Jersey, Utah, Delaware, Massachusetts, Ohio and Michigan prior to retiring to Hilton Head over 20 years ago. Proud mother and grandmother, Alice's family was her career. She took pride in creating beautiful homes and gardens and was happiest when...
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Neal Edward O'Connor

December 14, 1924 - July 5, 2013

Neal Edward O'Connor, 88, of Hilton Head Island died Friday, July 5, 2013 at the Fraser Health Center. He was born December 14, 1924 in Battle Creek, Michigan, son of Edward and Marie O'Connor. After serving in the Army Air Corp during World War II, he attended The University of Michigan, graduating in 1952 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked for General Motors Corporation,...
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John Francis Coleman

February 2, 1927 - July 4, 2013

John Francis Coleman passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at Hilton Head Regional Medical Center. He was the son of the former John and Mary Coleman, was born on February 2, 1927 in Providence, R.I. and grew up in Brockton, MA. After high school he served in the U.S. Navy during W.W.II. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service with a degree in Business Administration...
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Shirley S. Kelly

April 8, 1929 - June 28, 2013

Shirley Kelly, 84, of Hilton Head Island, SC passed away on Friday, June 28. She was born to the late Med and Mabel Stone of Sharon, WV in 1929. She graduated from East Bank High School in 1946, and then from Marshall University in 1950 with a BS in Chemistry. At Marshall, she met and married the love of her life, the late Robert L. Kelly. Shirley was a gifted chemistry, physics, and math...
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Nancy A. Graham

June 28, 2013

Nancy Graham Nancy Graham of Hilton Head Island died Friday, June 28, 2013 of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis at her residence. Nancy was born in Flushing, NY to Bergliot Johnsen and Ingvard K. Olsen. At Flushing High School she was president of the school, a cheerleader, on the Arista Honor Roll, wrote for the newspaper and was involved in one of the political parties at the school. After...
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James E. Freeman

May 2, 1926 - June 24, 2013

James E. Freeman, 87, devoted husband and father, died peacefully at home after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Jim lived in Hilton Head with Annette, his loving wife and constant companion of 62 years, and was a member of the North Island Baptist Church. In addition to Annette, Jim is survived by two daughters, Vickie King (Philip) of Cincinnati, OH and Kim Bratt (Bill) of Hilton Head;...
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John Joseph Meccariello

August 19, 1925 - June 24, 2013

John J. Meccariello John Joseph Meccariello of Hilton Head passed away at home on June 24th in the presence of his beloved wife Elsie after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. John was born to Pasquale and Florence in 1925 in Camden, NJ. A WWII veteran, he served in the Pacific theater as a Navy Seabee, and shortly after the war ended, he met and married Ida Elsie Zondler, his partner in...
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Erskine B. Blackmon

March 3, 1922 - June 23, 2013

Erskine B. Blackmon of Hilton Head Island, SC passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 23, 2013. He was born March 3, 1922 in Pleasant Hill, SC to the late Naomi Bowers Blackmon and Irvin Bynum Blackmon. Erskine grew up in the Lancaster, SC and Pleasant Hill, SC areas and graduated from Heath Springs HS in Heath Springs, SC. After attending Clemson College for two years, he withdrew to join the US...
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Robert Floystad

June 20, 2013 - June 20, 2013

Robert (Bruce) Floystad, 65, of Bluffton, died June 19, 2013, at Hilton Head Hospital. Robert was born in Morristown, NJ, on August 3, 1947. Prior to moving to Bluffton in 2007, he worked as a sprinkler fitter for Local 669. He is survived by his two children; Shelly A. Wright, and Bruce (Debbie) Floystad; grandchildren, Joseph R. and Amanda R. Floystad all of Bluffton. A gathering for...
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John Richard Burtha

June 25, 1924 - June 16, 2013

John R. Burtha, 88, of Hilton Head Island, passed away peacefully on Sunday June 16, 2013, at Hilton Head Hospital. Mr. Burtha was born June 25, 1924, in Newark, NJ. He was a combat veteran of WWII, landing on Omaha Beach with the 2nd Armored Division. He was a Design Engineer Consultant. After moving to Hilton Head in 1984 from New Jersey with his wife Dorothy, John worked several years for...
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Errol Thomas Morrison

May 31, 1941 - June 12, 2013

Errol "ET" Thomas Morrison Errol "ET" Thomas Morrison, 72, of Hilton Head, SC passed away unexpectedly at his home Wednesday, June 12, 2013. He was born May 31, 1941 in Louisville, KY to Holland and Alma Morrison. Errol was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, and mentor - although gone, will be forever remembered. He is survived by the Love of his Life for 53 years, Connie Wimsatt...
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Carleton Everett

June 11, 2013 - June 11, 2013

Carleton S. ("Pete") Everett Carleton S. ("Pete") Everett passed away on Sunday, June 9 at the Hilton Head Hospital. He was four days short of 82 years old. Mr. Everett was the son of Helen and Carleton Everett. He was born in Scarsdale, NY and studied engineering and operations research at Cornell University. He taught engineering and business courses at Broome Community College ...
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Linda Marie Helen Rohrig French

October 19, 1947 - June 10, 2013

Linda Marie Helen French, 65, of Sun City Hilton Head and wife of William French, died Monday June 10, 2013 at her home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church on Saturday June 15, 2013, at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 333 Fording Island Road, Bluffton, SC. The Island Funeral Home and...
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Florence Margaret Fell

August 26, 1915 - June 8, 2013

Florence "Flossie" Margaret Fell Florence "Flossie" Margaret Fell died on June 8th, 2013 at The Seabrook, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, aged 97. Flossie was born on August 26, 1915 in Poultney, Vermont, one of ten children born to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hampl. She graduated from Poultney High School and Green Mountain College. After college, she worked in Boston as a dental assistant,...
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Dorothy Dee McClure

December 1, 1929 - June 8, 2013

Dorothy Dee McClure Dorothy Dee McClure, 83, of Hilton Head Island, SC passed away, June 8, 2013 at her residence. She was born December 1, 1929 in South Charleston, WV to Naomi and Roy Francis. Dottie was employed at Trojan Steel Building Products Division in Saint Albans, WV. She was a member of The Order of the Eastern Star. Dottie was an avid golfer and gardener. She was a former...
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Eileen Lutz White

July 7, 1925 - June 6, 2013

EILEEN "LEE" LUTZ WHITE Eileen Lutz White died at her home on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina on Thursday, June 6, 2013 surrounded by her family. A committal service for her was held two days later. Eileen ("Lee") Eugenie Lutz was born of immigrant parents in Jersey City, New Jersey on July 7, 1925. Among the highlights of her high school years was marching down Fifth Avenue in New York City...
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Marcia Frank

May 31, 2013 - May 31, 2013

Marcia (Marcy) Frank, 62, the beloved daughter of the late Olivia and Ira Frank, Jr., formerly of Highland Park, IL, passed away on May 30, 2013, at home in Sea Pines, Hilton Head Island, SC. She is survived by her loving sister, Cynthia (Cindy), her cute cat Cali and many loving friends. Marcy was a passionate dancer, an accomplished photographer and a devoted animal lover. Her infectious...
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Jill T. Bradley

May 2, 1950 - May 29, 2013

Jill T. Bradley, 63, of Hilton Head Island, died Wednesday May 29, at Hospice of Charleston, SC. Mrs. Bradley was born May 2, 1950, in St. Louis, MO, to Thomas E. and Jane Grimshaw Toney, Jr. She and her husband Joseph moved to Hilton Head in 2005, from Dallas, TX. Jill was an avid swimmer and a member of Master's Swimming. She is survived by her loving husband Joseph, two daughters; Amanda...
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Mary Wilkerson Glass

November 19, 1934 - May 27, 2013

MARY WILKERSON GLASS Mary Wilkerson Glass, 78, of Hilton Head Island, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, May 27, 2013. She was born November 19, 1934 in Chesnee, South Carolina to the late Otto and Corinne Wilkerson and was one of eight children. Mary was working in Columbia, South Carolina and met Richard Glass who had recently returned from serving in Korea. They married, had...
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Jean Marie Littell

November 13, 1924 - May 23, 2013

Jean Marie Littell Jean Marie Littell, 88, of Hilton Head Island died Thursday, May 23, 2013. She was born November 13, 1924 in Lorain, Ohio to Edmund G. Price and Viola Milliron Price. She was preceded in death by her William Ernest Littell, Jr. in 2006, her husband of 58 years. Mrs. Littell graduated from Margaret Morrison College (Carnegie Mellon University), Pittsburgh, PA in 1947 and Kent...
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Mary Margarte Wohlwend

February 26, 1933 - May 22, 2013

Mary Margaret Wohlwend (nee Esten) died on May 22, 2013 in Hilton Head, South Carolina at 80 years of age. Mary Margaret, named after her grandmothers, was the first of Phillip and Margaret Esten's four children. Later joined by Elizabeth, Phillip and Robert. She was born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin on February 26, 1933. In 1950 she was crowned Beaver Dam's first Honored Queen for Job's Daughters....
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David Lee Sansom

June 5, 1941 - May 22, 2013

David Lee Sansom, age 71 of Hilton Head Island, passed away on May 22, 2013. David was born to Benjamin and Emma Sansom on June 5, 1941 and grew up in Butler, PA. David was the oldest of 4 children. His siblings are Sally Kemper, Susan Mort and Chris Sansom. At the age of 18, David joined the U.S. Army and became a member of the 82nd Airborne Division. While in the service, David met and...
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Martha Jane Barnhart

October 3, 1919 - May 20, 2013

Martha Jane Barnhart, 93, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013 at the Preston Health Center on Hilton Head Island. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Albertus Barnhart, Jr., who passed in 2000. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, they retired to Hilton Head Island in 1978. They spent many happy years with their fellow residents of Hilton Head Plantation, playing golf,...
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William Andrew Doorley, Jr.

March 30, 1941 - May 18, 2013

COLONEL WILLIAM A. DOORLEY, JR. (USAF Ret'd) Colonel William A. Doorley, Jr. (USAF Ret'd) passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Hilton Head Hospital after a long battle of many illnesses. He is survived by his beloved wife, Monica Zohn Doorley. He was predeceased by his parents William A. Doorley, Sr. and Florence Brophy Doorley of Croton-On-Hudson, NY. Also surviving are two children,...
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David Michael Dixon

January 19, 1938 - May 18, 2013

David Michael Dixon, 75, died Saturday, May 18, 2013 at his home. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Fay, daughter Jennifer (Brian) O'Connor of West Chicago, IL, son Michael (Kim) Dixon of Geneva, IL, four grandchildren, Colin O'Connor, Shane O'Connor, Addison Dixon, Tanner Dixon, and sister Gail Robbins for Tonganoxie, Ks. He was preceded in death by his parents Vivian and Herbert Dixon of...
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Gwendolyn M. Bays

April 4, 1917 - May 15, 2013

Gwendolyn McKee Bays, 96, of Hilton Head Island S.C., wife of the late Robert A. Bays Sr., passed away on May 15, 2013 after a full and remarkable life. She was a retired professor of French literature and had an abiding interest in Buddhism and Eastern mysticism. She was the author of The Orphic Vision and translator of the book, The Voice of the Buddha from the original French. She is...
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Marilyn O'Connor

August 4, 1944 - May 15, 2013

Marilyn O'Connor Marilyn O'Connor, 68 of Hilton Head Island died Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Born in Aruba to Genevieve and Frank Gumbs, she first came to the US, with stops in Venezuela and The Dominican Republic as a young child settling in New York City. Marilyn spent most of her life living in and around the CIty, before retiring to Hilton Head in 2010. She spent her career in the accounting...
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Ruth Grattan Karl

August 12, 1929 - May 14, 2013

Ruth Karl nee Grattan - August 12, 1929 - May 14, 2013 Ruth Karl departed this life on 5/14/13, leaving behind her sorrowing family: she was the devoted wife for nearly 60 years of Justin (Judd), cherished mother of Anne Goswami (Bid), Phil Karl (Tricia), Eileen Vickers (Lee) and Mary Harvey (James), and proud grandmother of 11, great-grandmother of one. Born and raised in New York, Ruth was...
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James W. Ward

September 3, 1942 - May 13, 2013

Jim Ward HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Jim Ward, 70, died Monday, May 13, at his home surrounded by loved ones. Born Sept. 3, 1942, in Ohio to James H. and Mildred (Knauber) Ward, James Wesley Ward graduated from Waldo High School in 1960 where he played baseball and basketball. He attended Otterbein College where he was a member of the baseball team and freshman basketball team. He later...
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Robert Irwin Sonfield

July 10, 1928 - May 7, 2013

Robert I. Sonfield Robert Irwin Sonfield, 84, of Hilton Head Island, passed away at home with his wife at his side on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana on July 10, 1928, he was the son of the late Lillian Greene and Eugene Henry Sonfield. He retired with his family to Hilton Head, SC in 1987. After graduating from the Isidore Newman School, Bob received a Bachelor of Science...
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Harry A. Moore, Jr.

January 20, 1935 - May 5, 2013

In spite of his valiant year and a half struggle against pancreatic cancer, Harry Moore passed away peacefully in his Wexford home on May 5, 2013. Harry was born and raised in Dallas TX and graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Economics in 1959. Over the years, he worked for many corporations and himself. He was always known for his innovative ideas in financial analysis and deal making. He...
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William Arthur Beckett

January 21, 1920 - May 4, 2013

William Arthur Beckett William Arthur Beckett, 93, of Hilton Head Island passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Life Care Health Center. Bill was born on January 21, 1920 in New York City to William and Elsie Kramm Beckett. As a young boy, Bill moved from Camp Upton, NY to Lynbrook, NY where he spent almost a half of century. He married Dorothea Burns in 1942. Bill was extremely patriotic. ...
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Ruth E. Kramer

July 19, 1918 - May 1, 2013

Ruth E. Kramer Ruth E. Kramer, 94, a resident of the Cypress on Hilton Head Plantation, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at The Preston Health Center. A devoted wife and mother, Ruth was the widow of Jack J. Kramer and is survived by members of her immediate family – two daughters, Diane K. Hennessey (Mark) of Pepper Pike, OH and Wendy K. Kulick (Tom) of Kiawah Island, SC; two...
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Robert Thomas Schwarz

September 3, 1926 - April 30, 2013

Robert "Robbie" Schwarz Robert "Robbie" Schwarz, 86, of Hilton Head Island and husband of Peggy Schwarz died Tuesday, April 30, 2013 following a short illness. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, May 7 at 10:30 AM at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church. Donations may be made to Volunteers in Medicine or Hilton Head Humane Association. The Island Funeral Home and...
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James L. Rollins, Jr.

September 14, 1932 - April 29, 2013

James Leslie Rollins Jr., 80, of Hilton Head passed in the early morning hours of Monday April 29, 2013 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Jim was born in Evanston, Illinois, September 14, 1932 to James Leslie Rollins and Helen Barbara Greer. He was one of three children. He married Norma Buttars of Clarkston, Utah on September 28th 1962 in Logan Utah. Jim was an Electrical Engineer and...
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Marylou Poling Shaw

September 19, 1938 - April 28, 2013

Marylou (Lou) Poling Shaw – HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC – Lou Shaw, age 74 passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013 at her home in Hilton Head, SC. Mrs. Shaw was born in Wellsville, NY on September 19, 1938 to Edwin Stuart "Pat" and Mary Elizabeth (Schen) Poling. Lou was an outstanding daughter, wife, mother, teacher, and athlete. She taught every level from first grade through college. ...
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Michael J. Carnahan

September 17, 1943 - April 27, 2013

Michael J. Carnahan Michael J. Carnahan, husband of Jane Irons Carnahan, passed away peacefully on Saturday April 27, 2013. He was born in Monaca Pennsylvania. He was an engineer that worked most of his life in the steel industry both in Pennsylvania and Atlanta Georgia. He is survived by his wife Jane Irons Carnahan, three children and two stepchildren, Sean Carnahan and wife Allison of...
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James Ferguson

May 19, 1953 - April 27, 2013

James "Jim" Ferguson of Hilton Head Island passed away on Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at the age of 59. He is survived by his father Eugene K. "Gene" Ferguson; 1st wife Nancy Edwards, mother of Ben and Tim, 2nd wife Michelle Ferguson , mother of Megan; three children , Ben (Tracy) Ferguson, Tim Ferguson, and Megan Ferguson, all of Hilton Head Island; brother Gary (Pam) Ferguson of Kansas and...
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Barbara E. Good

October 7, 1949 - April 25, 2013

Barbara Ellen Good passed away peacefully at home watching dolphins with her husband John on Thursday, April 25. Barbara was another victim of breast cancer. Born in Reading, PA on October 7, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Przybylski) Cebula. Barbara was an incredibly smart self-educated woman. She had a love for travel, experiencing different cultures with their...
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Edna Parker Chandler

September 14, 1918 - April 24, 2013

EDNA PARKER CHANDLER 1918 - 2013 Rejoice with family and friends in the long life and loving memory of Edna Parker Chandler who died on April 24, 2013 at the age of 94 in the loving care of the staff of the Preston Center at the Cypress on Hilton Head Island, SC. She leaves us to join hands with her beloved husband Dean Chandler and her seven siblings who predeceased her. The circle is now...
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Robert Layman Neely

October 6, 1946 - April 24, 2013

OBITUARY ROBERT LAYMAN NEELY October 6, 1946 – April 24, 2013 Robert Layman Neely (Bob), 66, passed away on April 24, 2013, in Hilton Head, SC after a short battle against an aggressive form of late stage melanoma. He attended high school and college in Columbus, Ohio. He was a Vietnam veteran who retired as a Major after 20 years of service in the Army. He spent the next 22 years at...
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Gerald Eugene Hilger

April 17, 1935 - April 23, 2013

Gerald "Jerry" Eugene Hilger Gerald Eugene Hilger, 78, of Hilton Head Island, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, in his home with his wife, Lois, by his side. He was born in Lockport, NY to the late O. Eugene and Lucille Hilger. He retired to Hilton Head twenty years ago however still enjoyed time in Medina, NY working on his country property. Jerry attended St. Lawrence University majoring in...
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Karen Gene Dorl LoSapio

April 7, 1951 - April 22, 2013

Karen Gene Dorl LoSapio 1951 – 2013 Karen Gene Dorl LoSapio was born April 7, 1951 in Keyport, NJ to Helen (Raskasky) and Eugene Dorl. We lost Karen much too soon when she passed in her sleep on April 22, 2013 in her home on Hilton Head Island, SC. A graduate of Keyport High School and Berkeley Secretarial School, Karen enjoyed a successful career with Coopers & Lybrand in New York...
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