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Obituary: Angela Madden

BOCA RATON — Angela Madden, who with her husband, Thomas J. Madden, created and operated TransMedia Group, one of America’s leading international public relations firms, died Feb. 24 at her home in Boca Raton after a 10-year battle with breast cancer.  She was 78.

The firm she and her…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on February 27, 2019 at 10:06am — No Comments

Obituary: Roger Bennett

Eight-term mayor navigated ‘crazy time’

By Dan Moffett

Roger Bennett was sworn in as the mayor of Briny Breezes right when the town needed him most. 

“I’m so pleased the…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on January 30, 2019 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Obituary: Orville Lynn Deniston

BRINY BREEZES — Orville Lynn Deniston died Jan. 22, age 86, in the same way he lived his life — quietly and with dignity. Mr. Deniston loved life, especially his family, fishing, square dancing, teaching, traveling, and his adopted Florida home.

Lynn Deniston, as he was known, came from simple means. After the sudden death of his father when Mr. Deniston was 20 months old, he was raised by his mother, Lenore, and stepfather in between Wapakoneta and Uniopolis,…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on January 30, 2019 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Obituary — Jeffrey Cail Ireland

OCEAN RIDGE — Jeffrey Cail Ireland, 32, died unexpectedly on Aug. 21.

He was born March 26, 1986, in Merrillville, Ind., to Jeffrey L. and Sandra (Rolfs) Ireland. 

Mr. Ireland’s family was proud that he graduated with a 4.2 GPA from high school.

At the time of his…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on August 29, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

Obituary — Kevin McCarty

By Rich Pollack

DELRAY BEACH — Kevin McCarty loved serving his community and helping others.

Mr. McCarty, who died early last month at the age of 69 following a battle with pancreatic cancer, chaired the South Florida Water …


Added by Mary Kate Leming on August 29, 2018 at 12:47am — No Comments

Obituary — Andrea Kornblue

By Ron Hayes

BOCA RATON — As a girl, Andrea Kornblue traveled the world. The daughter of a career military police officer with the U.S. Army, she grew up living in Japan, Germany and various assignments throughout the U.S.

From her father’s service, she learned to serve, and brought that spirit of volunteerism to her many years in Boca Raton.

Mrs. Kornblue served on numerous…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on August 29, 2018 at 12:46am — No Comments

Obituary — Eula Mae Johnson

By Ron Hayes

DELRAY BEACH — When President Barack Obama brought his re-election campaign to the Delray Beach Tennis Center on Oct. 23, 2012, one sign caught his eye.

“I’m 103,” the sign said, and an elderly black woman got a warm hug from the nation’s first black president.

Eula Johnson was already 51 years old when Obama was born in 1961. She was 14 when Delray Beach was…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on August 29, 2018 at 12:44am — No Comments

Obituary: Francis ‘Frank’ Peter Cardinale

BOCA RATON — Francis “Frank” Peter Cardinale, age 63, passed away peacefully Dec. 25 at Trustbridge Hospice by the Sea in Boca Raton.  He was born Dec. 4, 1954, in Jersey City, N.J.  

He was preceded in death by his father, Peter, mother, Livia, and sister Phyllis. He is…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on January 3, 2018 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Obituary: Adelaide Van Winkle

By Steven J. Smith

    BOCA RATON — Smashing glass ceilings was Adelaide Van Winkle’s specialty, as she made purposeful strides in her life at a time when most other women could only dream about such success.

“Adelaide was a person who meant what she said and did what she said she was going to do,” said her stepdaughter Linda Watkins. “She was a woman who followed through and was well liked by everyone because of that.”



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Obituary — Marcus W. Smith

      DELRAY BEACH — Marcus W. Smith, 82, of Delray Beach, Florida and Prouts Neck, Maine, died peacefully on Feb. 27. He is survived by his devoted wife of 31 years, Alexandra White Smith, his five children and their spouses: Marcus W. Smith Jr. of New Canaan, Conn., Christopher H. Smith of Denver, Colo., Mary Deborah Smith Janeck of St. Helena, Calif., Jeffrey C. Smith of Locust Valley, N.Y., Peter S. Smith of New York City, nine grandchildren, and three stepchildren: Alexandra S. Maurer…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 1, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Obituary - Ed Neidich

By Rich Pollack

HIGHLAND BEACH —Ed Neidich loved to make people laugh.

    A big man at 6 feet, 4 inches tall with a big heart, Mr. Neidich didn’t miss the chance to good-naturedly tease community leaders, whether he was speaking at a Highland Beach Town Commission meeting or serving on the board of his Braemer Isle condominium association.



Added by Mary Kate Leming on November 2, 2016 at 9:31am — No Comments

Obituary — Maria Dougherty Janke

By Steven J. Smith

HIGHLAND BEACH — Walter Janke remembered his wife, Maria, as a kind and thoughtful woman who constantly placed the needs of others above her own.

“That’s just the type of person she was,” Mr. Janke said. “She was a caring person. Helping people in…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 30, 2016 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Obituary — Alan Alford

By Ron Hayes

    BOCA RATON — After he retired from his financial consulting firm a couple of years ago, Alan Alford became a city employee once again.

    “He went to work as a ranger at Sugar Sands and Patch Reef parks three days a week,” recalled Lenore Alford, his wife of 59 years. “He said to me, ‘Where else can you be in a beautiful park, riding around in a golf cart?’ ”



Added by Mary Kate Leming on November 4, 2015 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Obituary — Daniel Featherman

HIGHLAND BEACH — Daniel Featherman, a resident of Highland Beach and formerly of Philadelphia, died Oct. 2 in hospice care at Delray Medical Center. He died from complications resulting from surgery.

     Mr. Featherman, 83, was secretary and treasurer of Pennsylvania Steel Co., a chain of steel…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on November 4, 2015 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Obituary — Dave Ash

By Ron Hayes

    BOCA RATON — When staff members at the Boca Raton Historical Society wanted reliable information about the city’s early days, they called Dave Ashe.

He had lived those early days as a boy, and then, as a man, founded the society to help preserve them.

Mr. Ashe died Oct. 5 at Hospice by the Sea Care Center, leaving behind a city marked by his involvement in countless civic improvements. He was 90.

    “I came to work here in 2002,…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on November 4, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Obituary: Bernd Anton Schulte

OCEAN RIDGE — After a long battle with pancreatic cancer, Bernd Anton Schulte died peacefully at his home in Ocean Ridge on April 15. Mr. Schulte was born on Aug. 28, 1942, to German parents residing in Sofia, Bulgaria, joining a growing family that would eventually total five children.

At a young age he and…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on April 29, 2015 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Obituary: George M. ‘Ted’ Rogers Jr.

By Steven J. Smith

    GULF STREAM — A star athlete. A brilliant and fiercely competitive lawyer. A savvy businessman. A loving husband, father and grandfather. A generous friend. A gentle companion to animals. These are just a few descriptions one receives when learning about the life of Ted Rogers.



Added by Mary Kate Leming on April 29, 2015 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Obituary: Helen Baur Allis

GULF STREAM — Helen Baur Allis, known to all as “Nana,” died peacefully on April 9. Born in Milwaukee on April 24, 1927, she was a resident of Fox Point, Shorewood, River Hills and, finally, Mequon, Wisc., and Gulf Stream.

Mrs. Allis enjoyed a loving and supportive marriage of 65 years to William White…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on April 29, 2015 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Obituary: Orlando Sivitilli

By Ron Hayes

OCEAN RIDGE — As a boy in the tiny mountain village of Pietracamela, Italy, 90 miles east of Rome, Orlando Sivitilli learned to love the warmth of a good story well told.

“The snow could be 8 feet high, so people there gathered indoors, kept warm around the fireplace and amused each other with tales of the past,” remembers Liliane Sivitilli, his wife of 53 years.…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on January 1, 2015 at 10:37am — No Comments

Obituary: Dennis Sheridan

By Rich Pollack

HIGHLAND BEACH —    Funeral services were held Dec. 15 for Highland Beach Town Commissioner Dennis Sheridan, who died Dec. 11 following a recent illness. He was 77.

Mr. Sheridan was elected to the Town Commission in 2011 and served three years before being re-elected in March of this year. …


Added by Mary Kate Leming on January 1, 2015 at 10:35am — No Comments

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