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Richard Gorz

Nov 24, 1938 - Nov 24, 2023

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Venice, FL

Richard Allen Gorz, known to his friends as Dick, passed away peacefully on November 14, 2023, in Venice, FL at the age of 84. He was born on December 10th 1938, in Chicago, IL. Dick had a distinguished career in the financial sector, primarily as a banker and Vice President of Securities at a financial firm. Beyond his professional achievements, Dick had a passion for antique outboard motors, particularly those of the Oliver brand. He amassed an impressive collection of boat motors and parts...Read More

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Jean Anne McMillan

Jun 02, 1969 - Feb 20, 2024

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Venice, FL

Jean Anne McMillan passed away on February 20, 2024.She was born on June 2, 1969, in Milwaukee Wisconsin to Alvin Sr and Bernice Reinhardt {nee Graczyk}. She moved with her family to Venice in 1985.She is survived by her mother Bernice children Crystal (Angel) Reinhardt Thomas McGhee and Jesse McGhee. Her brother Alvin Jr (Butch)Her aunt Cathy (Jim) Tratz and Aunt Kathy Schultz. Her niece Vallerie Rodgers and nephews Christopher Rodgers and Reginald Johnson Jr. And great niece Stevie Marie Rouse. She has 5 grandchildren. And further survived by cousins’ other relatives and friends. Jean was preceded in death by her father Alvin C Reinhardt Sr. in 1997. And by her sister Donna Marie Reinhardt in 2012. Services will be later at Emmanuel Lutheran Church Venice Fl.

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Francis Peter Montenegro

Jan 17, 1956 - Feb 20, 2024

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Venice, FL

F. Peter MontenegroJanuary 17, 1956-February 20,2024Francis Peter Montenegro (68) of Venice, Florida passed away on February 20 surrounded by his loving family. Peter fought a courageous battle with cancer for 8 years.He leaves his wife of 45 years Maria Turchi and their sons, Michael Montenegro and wife McKenna and Joseph Montenegro and his fiancé, Miranda Stewart. He was the loving grandfather of Teddy and Rhodes Nora Montenegro.Francis “Peter” Montenegro was named after his maternal grandfather and was the son of Betty Jane and Ben Montenegro, longtime residents of Ashland, Massachusetts.Peter also leaves his siblings: R. Paul Montenegro and his wife, Joan Parcher; Debbie Montenegro and her husband, Don Gillespie; Bill Montenegro and his daughter, Maegan; and Ben “Chip” Montenegro. He also leaves many aunts, uncles and cousins as well as two sisters-in-law: two brothers-in-law and three nieces and a nephew.Maria and Peter lived in Tolland, Connecticut for 29 years. Pete dedicated his volunteer time to Tolland organizations that supported local kids. He was a coach and board member of the Tolland Soccer Club. He helped to found, manage and coach the TOP Soccer Division that provided Buddies to handicapped soccer players and the Tolland Lacrosse Chapter of the Vernon Lacrosse Association which introduced youth lacrosse to Tolland families. He also helped to form the Friends of Tolland High Lacrosse which brought boys’ lacrosse to the high school.Other volunteer activities included two terms on the Tolland Board of Education, liaison to the town building committee during construction of the high school and deacon at the United Church of Christ Parish in Tolland, where he also taught Sunday school.Peter was a 1974 graduate of Ashland High School where he participated in student government, football and track. He was the 1974 recipient of the AHS Boys’ Scholar Athlete Award and the 1974 AHS Boys’ Sportsmanship Award. Pete graduated from UMass Amherst in 1977 after receiving one-year of advanced academic credits.Peter spent 40 plus years primarily in the road & bridge segment of the construction industry. He specialized in launching new construction technologies that were safer for people and for nature.Visiting hours will be held Friday May 17, 2024 from 4:00-7:00 PM in the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main St. Ashland, MA. A celebration of life will be held the following day for family members.Donations in F. Peter Montenegro’s memory may be made to the Ashland Emergency Fund/ P.O. Box 112 /Ashland, MA 01721 www.ashlandemergencyfund.org.

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Linda Bowen Johnson

Jul 28, 1942 - Feb 19, 2024

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Venice, FL

Linda Bowen Johnson, 81, of Venice, Florida, passed away on February 19, 2024. She was born on July 28, 1942 in Marietta, Georgia and was raised and lived in Venice for the past 77 years. Linda was a hairdresser and former owner of Glamour Nook Beauty Salon and retired 6 years ago. She attended Venice High School , got her GED later in life then on to her Masters in Cosmetology. Linda is survived by her son, Scott Johnson; daughter, Lisa (Mark) Guild; grandchildren, Jennifer (T.J.) Linderman, Anthony Scott (Melissa) Johnson, Justin Johnson and Christian Guild; great-grandchildren, Kayla (Evan) Pickett, David Cramer, Jr., Kaden Manning, Tucker Linderman, Trinity Johnson, Sterling Johnson; great-great grandchildren, Gunnar and Cooper Pickett; two nieces, Tammy Dunlap and Rebecca Smith; brother-in-law, Clinton, Johnson and sister-in-law, Debara Collins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis S. Johnson; a brother, Douglas Bowen and her parents, Bazil and Etta Pear l Bowen. A celebration of life will be held at the family residence on Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 3:00PM-5:00PM. Memorial donations may be made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306 or by visiting .

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Henry Herbert Herrington

Apr 25, 1946 - Feb 17, 2024

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Venice, FL

Henry Herbert “Hank” Herrington, 77, of Venice, Florida, passed away on February 17, 2024. He was born on April 25, 1946 in Rochester, New York. He grew up in the village of Livonia, New York. He earned his BA degree from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA and was also a CPA. Hank also served in U.S. Army Reserves. Hank was the Senior Vice President of Northern Dealership Operations for Holman Automotive. “Hank provided exemplary leadership throughout his thirty-four years at Holman, and he laid the foundation for the company we are today. The Holman family is grateful for his example, his integrity and his friendship.” - Frank Biedeman, Vice President of Resource Development Upon retirement in 2008, Hank moved to Venice, Florida where he continued to pursue his many passions - spending time with family, grandchildren and neighbors, exercise and fitness, world travel and the joys of the close-knit community of his summer residence in High Bar Harbor, Long Beach Island, New Jersey. Hank is survived by his wife of 55 years, Wendy Evans Herrington; two sons, Scott Evans Herrington of Mt. Laurel, NJ, Brett Jonathan Herrington of Berlin, MD; two grandsons, Finch Herrington of Mt. Laurel, NJ, Ketch Herrington of Mt. Laurel, NJ; daughter-in-law, Katie Beran and two granddaughters, Brielle Beran and Brooklyn Beran of Berlin, MD. He was preceded in death by Laurena Wyffels Herrington and Evert & Wendy Evans. Memorial contributions may be made to First Responders of North Port, Fire & Police Public Safety, Preto Blvd and US 41, North Port, Florida 34293.

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Maria C. le Clech

Jul 09, 1935 - Feb 20, 2024

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Venice, FL

Maria C. le Clech, age 88, of Venice, Florida passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. A visitation for Maria will be held Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 1935 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293. A funeral service will occur Friday, March 1, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 770 Kilbourne Ave., Englewood, FL 34223.

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Billy Earl Allison

Jun 13, 1929 - Feb 21, 2024

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Venice, FL

Billy Earl Allison left this earth for his heavenly home on February 21, 2024, after suffering a stroke. Billy was born on June 13, 1929, in Phoenix City, Alabama of James Frank Allison and Annie Mae Cook. Billy had 13 brothers and sisters; he was the last surviving sibling. He moved to Venice with his wife Martha and family in 1962. He worked for the Florida Power & Light Company for thirty-nine years. Billy loved the Lord and was an active member of several churches in the area. He always had a smile for everyone and loved his family. He loved travelling to visit family and will be remembered for his support and love to them. He was a fixture in his neighborhood and in recent years could be seen visiting neighbors on his electric scooter. He is predeceased by his wife Martha and his grandson Wyatt Duyn. He leaves behind his children; Martha Loraine Allison Dasch, Daniel Forrest Allison, and April Anne Allison Duyn as well as thirteen grandchildren and twenty-five great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held March 2 at Calvary Bible Church, 1936 East Venice Avenue, Venice, FL. Visitation will begin at 11 am, with the service starting at noon. Interment will be at Gulf Pines Cemetery in Englewood, FL. Donations may be made to the Calvary Bible Church Mission Fund in lieu of flowers.

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Kevin [Last Name]

Jan 01, 1952 - Feb 29, 2024

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Venice, FL

He is survived by his four sisters: Patricia Bertino of Sudbury, VT, Debra Schroeder and Mary Dornan of Venice, FL and Maureen Moran of Doylestown, PA. His memory will also be cherished by eight nieces and nephews, as well as many extended family members. Kevin was a friend and mentor to many throughout his life. Originally born in Levittown, NY, Kevin grew up in Islip Terrace, NY. He attended St. Mary’s Elementary School in East Islip, and St. Pius X Preparatory Seminary in Uniondale, NY. Upon graduation, he received a full scholarship to Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, where he completed an intensive program in Philosophy in only two and a half years and graduated with distinction. Kevin was a scholar who loved learning, as evidenced by his continued studies at Heidelburg University in Germany, and at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a master’s degree in philosophy. He pursued doctoral study in Philosophy at Boston University, then attended seminary at Catholic University. He was ordained a priest at the Cathedral of St. Matthew in Washington, DC in 1980. Always driven by a keen sense of morality and purpose, Kevin later changed paths, and attended the University of Maryland Law School, where he continued to demonstrate his outstanding capabilities and served as the editor of the Law Review. He was conferred his Juris Doctorate in May 1987, and graduated at the top of his class. His law career began as a litigator and corporate securities lawyer in Washington, DC; he later served as in-house counsel to a telecommunications company and ran his private practice in Ocala, FL. From 1996 to 2007, Kevin served as a Senior Adjunct Instructor in Business Ethics at St. Leo College, and an Adjunct Instructor in Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility at Eckerd College, both in FL. In 2008, he was appointed as the Ethics Counselor for Gunster Law Firm, and in 2015 was named their Deputy General Counsel. During this time, he also authored Lessons Learned: Practical Ethics for Busy Lawyers, published in 2016 by the American Bar Association. Kevin was a part of a very close-knit Irish Catholic family filled with love and laughter. He was generous, hardworking, and possessed a quick wit and a creative sense of humor. He enjoyed reading, the theatre, and cooking, often engaging his sister as his sous chef. Kevin will be dearly missed by his family and those who were fortunate enough to have had him in their lives. Friends and family may pay their respects on Wednesday, March 6th from 4 - 7 PM at Farley Funeral Home, located at 265 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice, FL. A funeral mass will be celebrated on March 7th at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, located at 1301 Center Rd., Venice, FL. A private burial will take place at a later time. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Kevin’s memory to the Mother Theresa Foundation or Feeding America.

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James Michael Keffer

Apr 29, 1947 - Feb 19, 2024

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Venice, FL

On Monday, February 19, 2024, James Michael Keffer, age 76, of Venice, Florida passed away peacefully in his home after a lengthy illness. He is preceded in death by his special daughter, Megan Renee. Jim was born in Athens, Ohio on April 29, 1947. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Joyce Ann (Allbaugh), daughters, Michele (Roger) Aldridge, Melissa (Brad) Baker, Melinda Keffer, grandsons Connor Aldridge, Cameron Aldridge, a sister Chery Dee (Sheldon) Lowry, nieces Lynette Lowry, Shelly (Bill) Sams, many special friends, and golfing buddies. He was a long time member of the Elks, V.F.W, American Legion, Amvets, and the Moose Lodge. He was also a member of the Plumbers’ and Pipefitters Local Union 577. He enjoyed golfing, cheering on his beloved Ohio State Buckeyes and Cincinnati Reds, and sitting on his patio listening to music. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Beacon School PTA at 801 West Union Street Athens, Ohio 45701. A celebration of life for his family and friends will be held on April 27, 2024 at the Nelsonville, Ohio Elks Lodge #543 at 4:00 P.M.

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Watanna Armes

Sep 29, 1950 - Feb 12, 2024

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Venice, FL

Watanna Armes, 73, of Mt. Juliet, TN, passed away on February 12, 2024, in Venice, FL. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, and friend. Watanna is survived by her children James T Armes Jr, Mikey Armes, Christy (Mark) Dalton, Misty (Kevin) Crawford, grandchildren Alexis Dalton, Gracie Dalton, Mackenzie Crawford, Isabella Crawford, and Savannah Crawford. She is also survived by her sister Carol Palmer and several nieces and nephews. Watanna was preceded in death by her husband James T Armes Sr., mother Grace Hall, and father James Hall. She was known for her love of eating out and shopping. Visitation will be held Thursday from 4 pm to 7 pm, at Hermitage Funeral Home, Graveside service Friday at 10 am at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. May Watanna Armes rest in peace. Hermitage Funeral Home 615-889-0361

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Clarly Seiler Lane

Apr 23, 1927 - Feb 17, 2024

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Venice, FL

Clarly Seiler Lane, born in Switzerland on April 23, 1927, died on February 17, 2024 in Venice, Fla., where she had lived for more than 40 years. A native of Rheinfelden, Switzerland, Clarly loved to draw and paint even as a child. As a teenager she worked as an apprentice for a well-known Swiss pottery company, creating numerous original designs for pottery dishes and special orders, and was eventually promoted to a head designer position. She was a student in one of Switzerland's leading art schools in Basel, where she studied painting, drawing and sculpting. Clarly moved to the United States as a military wife and lived throughout the United States, England and Asia with the love of her life, Col. Roland E. Lane, USAF. In Bangkok she studied the art of batik and created numerous batik cloth artworks, including wall hangings and lamp shades. Throughout her life Clarly was sought out to teach, illustrate booklets, and create painted wood pieces and clothing for friends and area gift shops. For decades she was active in the Venice Art Center where she worked in various mediums. Her one-of-kind collage greeting cards, featuring real plants and flowers, were sold at the Art Center. Throughout her life, Clarly painted Swiss folk art on wood pieces and furniture for friends and family. She was also an accomplished hostess, cook, seamstress and gardener. Clarly was a 70-year+ member of PEO, an international women's organization. She was actively involved in the Sarasota DM Chapter, designing the cover of their annual membership booklet for more than two decades. She is survived by her daughter Pat Charles and son-in-law Brad of Chattanooga, Tenn., and her beloved grandson Chris Charles of Venice, Fla., with whom she spent many treasured moments, especially during the last year of her life. She is also survived by her Swiss cousin, Evelyn Weatherall, of Brighton, Ontario. A private funeral service will be held at Lynnhurst Cemetery in Knoxville, Tennessee where Clarly will be buried alongside her husband. Memorial contributions in her name can be made to the Venice Art Center. Her family wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude to the Assisted Living staff of Jacaranda Trace for their special care. Special thanks also to Lorrie Ranslem of Englewood, Fla. who was Clarly's devoted and much-loved caregiver the last year of her life. Farley Funeral Home in Venice is handling the arrangements. To send a memory or condolence please visit .

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