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George Samuel

Dec 07, 1937 - Dec 07, 2023

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Melbourne, FL

George Arnold Samuel was born in Trinidad, West Indies on May 10, 1937, to the late Norman David Samuel and Veneta Charles Samuel. On Saturday, November 26, 2023, George peacefully passed away at William Childs Hospice. George was one of twelve children, two of whom preceded him in death, Michael and Pamela. He migrated to New York in the late 1960s where he enjoyed a successful career as a salesman until his retirement in the 2000's. He met and married Lethea Samuel who preceded him in death. F...Read More

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John A. Karas

Jun 01, 1933 - Feb 25, 2024

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Melbourne, FL

John A. Karas fell asleep in the Lord on February 25, 2024. He was born on June 1, 1933, in Ambridge, PA to parents Andrew and Mary (Chupik) Karas and attended Ambridge area schools. Mr. Karas was a United States Army veteran and served honorably in the Korean Conflict. In 1963, John moved with his wife and family to Brevard County where they owned and operated a motel in Cocoa Beach for several years. He was a charter class graduate of the University of Central Florida and a graduate of Florida Institute of Technology, where he received his master’s degree in Business and Management. He worked at the Kennedy Space Center for 33 years as a supervisor and a contractor Security Branch Manager, retiring from EG&G Florida in October 1998. He was predeceased by his parents, son Daniel John of Tallahassee, FL, brothers Andrew (Sophia), Rev. Fr. Michael (Kathryn), and Nicholas. He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Joanne (Pastrick); his daughters Christine Karas (Steven McGrath) of Bryn Mawr, PA, and Amy Karas Lane of Pittsburgh, PA; his grandchildren Nicholas and Audrey Lane, and Patrick and Ian McGrath; brother-in-law Harold (Vivienne) Pastrick of Huntsville, AL; sister-in-law Marion Karas of Bowling Green, Ohio; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. John was a devout member of St. Anthony the Great Orthodox Christian Church, Melbourne, FL and a former founding member of St. Simeon Orthodox Christian Church, Titusville, FL. Visitation will be at Beckman Williamson Funeral Home, 5400 Village Dr., Rockledge, FL on Sunday, March 3, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Funeral service will be celebrated on Monday, March 4, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Simeon Orthodox Church, 3175 Satterfield Rd., Titusville, FL. Private burial service will be at Cape Canaveral National Military Cemetery, Scotsmoor, FL.

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Barbara Anne Yantz

Apr 16, 1945 - Feb 24, 2024

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Melbourne, FL

"Bobbi” Barbara Anne Yantz, born April 16, 1945 passed away peacefully on February 24, 2024 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She leaves behind her devoted husband of 42 years, Dennis Yantz, who cared for her to the end of her life. In happier days, she enjoyed boating on the intracoastal waters in Melbourne, water skiing, and picnicking. She also loved dancing and going on cruises to exotic places, which is something they planned together each year. She enjoyed playing Mahjong, Bingo and cards with friends. Bobbi was a beautiful soul, with a genuine laugh that made you feel loved. She was a fashion maven, with her nails, clothes, and purses perfectly coordinated each day. What Alzheimer’s Disease stole from our lives can never be replaced, so we will always remember better days. She also leaves behind her loving daughter, Celeste Harvey (Kenn Stamp), and two granddaughters, Veronica (18) and Isabella (12) Harvey.

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Cheryl Ann Checola

Dec 15, 1959 - Feb 21, 2024

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Melbourne, FL

If you are reading this, I’ve left my earthly home on 21 February 2024 after a long battle with COPD. I hope to be reunited with my mom and dad who died much too young in 1987 2 months apart; my family and friends who have gone before me and all the dogs I’ve loved through my life are waiting at the Rainbow Bridge. I was born Cheryl Ann Checola on December 15, 1959, in Glen Cove, Long Island, NY. I was an only child. I became a nurse and worked in various hospital areas including cardiac care and med/surg and after marrying, became CEO of the home. Wife and mother were my most important roles. I was also the ask a nurse for my friends’ ailments and then ask a dog fancier for misc. dog-related questions. Speaking of dogs I was very involved in showing my Staffordshire Bull Terriers which I enjoyed very much. I think most people who knew me thought I was quite humorous, a definite potty mouth, forthright, and somebody you’d want on your side. I am survived by my wonderful husband, best friend, and soulmate Jack, who took impeccable and tireless care of me over the past few years and whom I appreciated and loved more than he’ll ever know. I have never known a kinder, more decent, and fair human being than him; my beautiful daughter Brenna Jauregui, the absolute pride and joy of my life. I was beyond blessed to be her mom; the best son-in-law ever Thomas Jauregui, who was a wonderful addition to our family; my mischievous and lovable grandchildren TJ, Madelyn and baby girl Alaia born on Dec 11, 2023; our sweet, silly, ball obsessed Staffordshire Bull Terrier Pebbles; my mother-in-law Guyneth LeMaster; my sisters-in-law Patti Newton and Judy Thrash; my cousins Cathy Baron and Doug Baron and many friends including my badass tribe. You have all made my life better in some way and you are all truly loved. A special thank you to my PCP Dr. Kiron Malhotra, MD for her years of care and compassion and also to Dr. Zaki Elmaghraby, MD my pulmonologist for 17 years. He and I had a special relationship - sometimes argumentative but always amusing. His professionalism and empathy were always appreciated. And finally, live each day like it’s your last because nobody is promised tomorrow.

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Gerald A Claypool

Jun 10, 1957 - Feb 21, 2024

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Melbourne, FL

"Gerald A Claypool, 66, from Kissimmee, FL. Was born and raised in Painesville, OH. He passed away Feb.21, 2024 in Melbourne hospital. He fought the good fight. He was ready to meet Jesus! He is survived by his wife of 34 yrs, Beverly (Shaffer) Claypool. Children, Jason (Michelle) Claypool, Michael (Ashley) Claypool \u0026amp; Kimberly (Glen) Peck. 3 Grandsons, Gavin, Luke and Lane. 5 granddaughters, Paige, Miranda, Skylar, Bella \u0026amp; Charlotte. Mom, Betty Fortner, of Painesville, OH, Sisters, Sheryl Dorton, \u0026amp; Dottie VanDame. Several nieces and nephews. He was a security officers for many years, but his passion was music. He played in bands, sang in churches. He could play just about any instruments, but his favorite was his guitars. And he loved playing and singing with his sons. He was a loving husband, a good father and good son to his mom. He will be truly missed. He was proceeded in death by his father, Gerald Claypool."

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Leo Lester Gerler

Oct 26, 1944 - Feb 24, 2024

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Melbourne, FL

Leo Lester Gerler, age 79, of Melbourne, Florida passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2024. A visitation for Leo will be held Wednesday, February 28, 2024 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Living Waters Church of God, 428 Nieman Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901. A funeral service will occur Wednesday, February 28, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 428 Nieman Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901. A committal service will occur Wednesday, February 28, 2024 from 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM at Fountainhead Memorial Park, 7303 Babcock Street SE, Palm Bay, FL 32909. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Leo's memory may be made to Gods Love Ministry Worldwide Inc, https://tithe.ly/give?c=3551408.

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James D. Mathys

Dec 06, 1945 - Feb 22, 2024

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Melbourne, FL

James D. Mathys, age 78, of Melbourne, Florida passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024. James was born in Sterling, Ohio.

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Jean Harrington

Jan 01, 1939 - Feb 22, 2024

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Melbourne, FL

Jean Harrington passed away peacefully on Feb. 22, 2024 at Viera Hospital in Melbourne, FL after losing the battle against a sepsis infection. She lived a fulfilled life of 84 years with many wonderful friends. Jean will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 59 years, Jim. Dear mother to Kristin Millspaugh and son in law, Jim and to her predeceased son James. In addition, a loving grandmother to Steffan and Shelby. Predeceased by her wonderful mother Juanita (Millican) Turner and father James Tanner Turner. Jean was born in Atlanta, GA and moved to Brevard Co in 1962 where she started working for General Dynamics on LC 14 during the height of the Mercury Program. She quit working to raise her children and graduated from FIT in Melbourne. She then worked for NASA at KSC where she enthusiastically volunteered to take VIP’s to the Shuttle launch Viewing site for launches. Returning VIP’s would ask for “her” bus. Jean, took up golf after retiring, and thoroughly enjoyed playing the game. A Celebration of Life Service will take place at Faith Fellowship Church, 2820 Business Center Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32940 on March 8 at 1 PM. Donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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Frank Michael Coluccio

Nov 08, 1946 - Feb 19, 2024

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Melbourne, FL

Fishkill- Frank Michael Coluccio, 77, of Fishkill, NY and Sebastian, FL, passed away peacefully on February 19, 2024 at Holmes Regional Medical Center, Melbourne, FL, surrounded by his loving family, after a brief illness. He was born in Poughkeepsie, NY on November 8, 1946 to Anthony D. Coluccio Sr. and Angelina M. (Uva) Coluccio. Frank graduated from Poughkeepsie High School in 1965. He then enlisted in the United States Navy and was stationed in the Philippines during the Vietnam War. After his service to our country, Frank became a union mason and worked in the construction field for many years, including building custom homes alongside his father and brothers. Frank had a passion for blowing things up at an early age and as fate would have it, he started working for a fireworks company out of Wappingers Falls, NY in his spare time. Frank eventually bought that company, Legion Fireworks, in 1981 and the rest is history. For the next 43 years, Frank put on extraordinary fireworks displays all across New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut. Frank was the Pyrotechnics Expert at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome for decades. He was also a well-respected leader in his community and was honored by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2021 with the Good Neighbor Award. He was a current member of the DCRCC and a past member of the Wappingers Falls Rotary and the Southern Dutchess Exchange Club. He is survived by his life partner, Roberta Theiss; and his four children: Katherine Brusca (Paul) of Boca Raton, FL, Paul Coluccio (Krissy) of Apopka, FL, Michelle Coluccio of Wellington, FL, and Deanna Theiss (Christopher Walsh) of Fishkill, NY. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Chloe Mazzetti, Vincent, Leonardo and Mia Coluccio, and Paige and Cole Walsh; his sister Donna Betts of Tivoli, NY, and his brothers: Michael Coluccio (Linda) of Cross Hill, SC, Anthony Coluccio Jr. (Donna) of Hyde Park, NY, Ronald Coluccio of Ellerbee, NC, and Danny Coluccio (Sue) of Hyde Park, NY; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Frank was predeceased by his parents. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 from 4-8 pm at the McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc., 1089 Main Street, Fishkill. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 10 am at St. Mary, Mother of the Church, 106 Jackson Street, Fishkill. Donations may be made in Frank’s memory to the Tunnels to Towers Foundation www.t2t.org.

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Krystal Kay Rinehart Roelse

Died : Feb 11, 2024

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West Melbourne, FL

Krystal Kay Rinehart Roelse, 34 of West Melbourne FL passed away unexpectedly on February 11, 2024. Krystal was born in Marshfield WI to Kay (Curtis) Rinehart and Jon J. Rinehart. Krystal was an APRN FNP–C having recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from Chamberlain University in Chicago IL. She had just started to grow her own primary care practice with Total Care Medical Centers. Prior to her graduation, she worked as an RN in neurosurgery, urology, emergency, trauma and intensive care for 10 years in Wisconsin, California and Florida. She received her BS in Nursing from Bellin College, Green Bay WI class of 2014 where she graduated with honors. She was devoted to her patients and loved by her coworkers and employers.At her core, she was an intelligent, passionate person who loved and felt deeply. Well known for her incredible sense of humor, she was someone who never failed to make you laugh. She was deeply loyal to her friends and loved ones. She was brave in the face of new challenges and never afraid to stand up for what she thought was right. She loved having fun with her friends, family, and dog Stella, running, painting and spending time in nature. She will be deeply missed.Krystal is survived by her husband Jason S. Roelse of West Melbourne FL, her parents Jon and Kay Rinehart of Hortonville WI, her brother Jack (Dawn) Rinehart of Buckley WA, her sister Kassidy Rinehart (fiancé Adam Blair) of Akron OH, her Uncle Craig (Sherry) Curtis of CA and WI, and her Uncle Jim Rinehart of IN, and other relatives and numerous friends and colleagues.The Memorial Service for Krystal will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (N1615 Meadowview Drive, Greenville WI 54942) with Rev. Chad Starfeldt officiating. The visitation will take place from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Inurnment will be in Dale Union Cemetery, Town of Dale, WI at a later date.In lieu of flowers, donations to: Fox Valley Humane Association, N115 Two Mile Road, Appleton WI 54914. This is where Krystal adopted her beloved dog Stella.Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. This is Krystal’s home church. Krystal attended 3 year old preschool, was confirmed and married through this church.Photo Album #recaptcha-container label {display: none}Upload a PhotoLabel: *Image: *Gallery:Obituary Photos Required Confirmation: Upload Gallery Image$(function () {$('#ugallery').unitegallery();});

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Delores Faye Harper VanCleave

Jul 11, 1949 - Feb 22, 2024

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Melbourne, FL

Delores Faye Harper VanCleave, 74, died February 22. Funeral service will be Monday, February 26 at 10:00 a.m. at Myron Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Roberts Cemetery under the direction of Eddie's Family Funeral Home in Melbourne. Full obit to be posted later.

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