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Samuel Concepcion

Dec 07, 1943 - Dec 01, 2023

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Delray Beach, FL

Samuel Concepcion age 79 of Delray Beach, Florida, died December 1, 2023. At this time, services are private.

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Karen Elaine (Orr) Mock

Dec 09, 1943 - Feb 18, 2024

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Delray Beach, FL

Karen Elaine (Orr) Mock's light dimmed on February 18th, 2024, in Delray Beach, Florida. She passed with the company of her daughter, Heather Teresi, at her bedside. Karen's life began on December 9th, 1943, in Los Angeles, California. She lived in several places in California until 1986, when she moved to Onawa, lowa. In 1999, she moved to Palm Beach County, FL, to be closer to her daughter. In her lifetime, she studied cosmetology, managed retail clothing stores, was a change girl at the WinnaVegas Casino, and worked for the Palm Beach County Road and Bridge Department for 16 years, from which she retired. Karen was remembered for being very creative, with a love for writing children's books and creating custom-made clothing. She enjoyed seeing movies, shopping, and socializing in the small town setting that lowa had to offer her. She was survived by daughter Heather (Jim) Teresi and grandchildren Hannah and Sophia Teresi of Lake Worth, FL; Estranged daughter Dana (Jim) Anderson of San Clemente, CA., alongside estranged grandchildren Ashley (Dominic) Giacomaras and their son of Menifee, CA., and Sarah Anderson of San Clemente, CA; cousins Vicky Orr of Minnesota alongside her daughters Kari Gram and Keli Siegel and their immediate families; and Jolene Orr of Onawa, lowa. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Della Orr.

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Bernice Renee Tannenbaum

Jun 17, 1932 - Feb 26, 2024

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Delray Beach, FL

Bernice Renee Tannenbaum, age 91, of Delray Beach, Florida passed away on Monday, February 26, 2024. A funeral service for Bernice will be held Friday, March 1, 2024 at 2:45 PM at Star of David Funeral Chapel, 7701 Bailey Road, North Lauderdale, FL 33068. Following the funeral service will be a committal service at 3:15 PM at Judea H Mausoleum - Star of David Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 7801 Bailey Road, North Lauderdale, FL 33068.

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William Neil Shaw

Dec 19, 1937 - Feb 25, 2024

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Delray Beach, FL

William Neil “Bill” Shaw, 86 of Delray Beach passed away on February 25, 2024. He is survived by his wife of 35 years Darlene M. Shaw, 4 sons: Neil, Don, Bob & Greg, 3 step children Tim, Tom & Jayme, several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 from 10AM to 11AM with an 11:15am funeral service conducted by Pastor Mike McClure at the Lorne & Sons Funeral Home, 745 NE 6th Avenue, Delray Beach followed by interment at the Delray Beach Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to West Park Baptist church, 4004 Lake Ida Road, Delray Beach, FL 33445.

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Fr. John Skehan

Jul 05, 1927 - Feb 11, 2024

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Delray Beach, FL

Fr. John Skehan, Delray Beach, Florida, formerly Rathlogan, Johnstown, Co. Kilkenny, peacefully on Sunday, February 11th, 2024, in his 97th year. Predeceased by his parents John and Mary-Anne, brothers Harry, Martin and Paul, sister Mary and nephew Donal. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews Rita, Mary, Chris, Eileen, Sèan, Kathleen, Maureen, Noeleen and Seán, grandnieces, grandnephews, extended family, his parishioners at St. Vincent's Ferrer's Church Florida and a wide circle of friends. Reposing at Doyle's Funeral Home, Urlingford (Eircode E41 XO38) on Wednesday evening from 5pm until 7pm followed by removal to St. Kieran's Church, Johnstown, arriving at 7:30pm. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon, followed by interment in St. Kieran's Cemetery, Johnstown. Fr. Skehan's Requiem Mass can be viewed by clicking the following link:

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Paul Miller

Feb 02, 1954 - Feb 24, 2024

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Delray Beach, FL

Mr. Paul Miller, age 70 of Boynton Beach, FL, formerly of Fayette, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2024 in Delray Beach, FL. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 2-P.M. from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in New Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1-2 P.M. at the funeral home. To to the family or in memory of Paul Miller, please

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Kenneth Durante

Feb 08, 1935 - Feb 01, 2024

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Delray Beach, FL

Kenneth Durante was born into this world on February 8, 1935. He was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina as the 5th child of eight children of Clifford “Nick” Durant and his wife Annie Hunter Smith Durant. Kenneth Durante attended State Street Elementary School and then Dillard High School in Goldsboro and graduated from high school in 1954. Kenneth Durante has always been eager to work and was always determined to give top quality effort to whatever he did. Beginning at his age as early as of middle school and throughout high school, he was a business entrepreneur of a business venture with his younger brother wherein they would set up a shoeshine stand on Saturdays at the streetside of the front yard of their home in Goldsboro, North Carolina and people would come there to get their shoes shined. With the word having been spread around about the young Durant boys who had a shoeshine stand and did a great shoeshine, they had customers every week. Those were the days when shoe shining was a popular thing that people had done, and shoeshine stands were sought out. During his high school years, during the summer months Kenneth’s high school would select some boys to go to Connecticut for summer work of picking tobacco in the tobacco fields. Kenneth, being eager to work anyway, considered spending a summer in Connecticut an interesting adventure and he was happy to be chosen each of the two times that he signed up to go. He has mentioned the fact that one summer Wilt Chamberlain was one of the boys that he met and worked with in the tobacco fields. That is the Wilt Chamberlain who became one of the greatest of all times basketball players. While Kenneth Durante was in high school, he played on the school’s football team and was given the nickname ‘Rock’ because he was such a tough player on the team. As a part of high school education in those days in all Black school, a class titled ‘Shop & Woodworks’ was taught. This class was hands-on training in how to do carpentry, bricklaying, etc. This class was a required class for the high-school boys. (There was always the Home Economics, sewing & typing classes that the girls were required to select at least one of those classes.) In that Shop & Woodworks class, Kenneth got some basic knowledge and that was why throughout the rest of his life he was good at handyman type of repairs. He always did a lot of the repairs at home until the last few years of his life when his medical health and physical mobility began to decline and because he loved to do handyman work around his house and loved to do things to take care of his family & his home, he often lamented over the fact that he could no longer do any repairs at home, could no longer shampoo the carpet, could no longer do the lawn maintenance at his home, and could no longer wash the home windows and wash the family’s vehicles, etc. As to his hometown Goldsboro and also his being an alumnus of Dillard High School, Kenneth held fond memories and very often talked about his days of growing up in Goldsboro and about his classmates and friends from his days at Dillard High School. That was the high school for Blacks in that area and it was highly popular and dearly beloved by the community and a brand new facility for Dillard High School was built in 1957. When Kenneth graduated in 1954, the school was in the old building facilities. Then in 1969, the desegregation of schools happened, Dillard High School was phased out and the Dillard building that had been built in 1957 was renamed Dillard Middle School and the Black high school students in Goldsboro were assigned to merged with the white students at the existing white high school named Goldsboro High School. Because there was so much pride by the Black students in the Dillard High School, alumni of the school had already organized an alumni association in 1955 which was before racial integration of schools or any thoughts that Dillard would be phased out as a high school and that association is named Dillard High School Alumni Association. This organization of the former Dillard High School students still exists and is still active today even though there has been no Dillard High School since 1969. Kenneth Durante had remained a steadfast and loyal member of the Class of 1954 of the Dillard High School Alumni Association and he once served a term as President of the association. A few years after Kenneth Durante graduated from high school, he had a brief first marriage for about a year but both realizing that they were young for marriage, he and his first wife amicably divorced. During that brief marriage, they became the parents of one child whom they named Wynonia who was raised by her maternal grandmother in a very nurturing home environment. Kenneth’s daughter Wynonia, who is the child of his first marriage, is married and she and her husband have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. As to career after graduation from high school, Kenneth Durante chose to become a waiter as his profession. Upon graduation from high school, Kenneth attended professional training at the Goldsboro Hotel to learn the art of service in fine dining restaurants and was thereafter given his first job there as a waiter. Shortly after this beginning in the waiter profession, Kenneth became a part of a group of highly sought after members of the Traveling Black Waiters Circuit and was in that group until 1971 which was for more than 15 years. This time period was during the days of very evident practices & rules of racial segregation. As a part of the Traveling Black Waiters Circuit, Kenneth would work during the winter season in restaurants in upscale resorts in the Catskills area of New York and Long Island, New York and in resorts in Connecticut. For the summer seasons, Kenneth would work in then high-class restaurants in Delray Beach (one in Delray was The Patio which does not exist anymore) or Boca Raton (one in Boca Raton was the Bayou which does not exist anymore). During the years of the Traveling Black Waiters Circuit and the restaurants where they worked, this was the era when the waiters wore a tuxedo style jacket and bowtie during work time. Whenever Kenneth would travel back-and-forth from Florida at the end of the summer season and to the north for the winter season, he would routinely stop and spend a few days with his parents in his hometown of Goldsboro, North Carolina. He would always make sure that he was in Goldsboro every year on the weekend of Memorial Day because that is the weekend that the Dillard High School Alumni Association, since its origin in 1955 and still continuing to have the highly popular alumni class reunions celebrations events during that entire weekend and the whole community looks forward to these events. Many Black people who are former residents of Goldsboro come back to town for that Memorial Day weekend. These out of towners include former students of the former Dillard High School and since there is no more Dillard High School, some of the Black high school graduates of the Goldsboro High School come back to Goldsboro for the Memorial Day weekend. During the Summer season in 1965, Kenneth Durante was working at a restaurant in an upscale resort area in Long Island, New York. It was that same summer that Charlotte Gilmore who was a college student at Tuskegee Institute (now University) of Tuskegee, Alabama who was on a college summer work assigned job in an upscale resort area in Long Island, New York nearby to the same area where Kenneth was. In another nearby area there were a few businesses that catered to the Black population (some were seasonal summer and some year-round permanent) in that Long Island area. This was a time when there was definite racial segregation. The businesses that catered to the Black population in that Long Island area were those such as the barbershop and hair salon for Blacks, small neighborhood type grocery store and restaurant that offered the Black culture type foods, a small bar/nightclub/dancehall just for Blacks. At the beginning of that summer in 1965, Kenneth and Charlotte met each other one evening at the bar/nightclub/dancehall where the Blacks would go during the weekends to socialize. Charlotte says that she especially noticed that Kenneth was the only one that she saw at that place who was not drinking alcoholic beverage and one of a few who was not smoking cigarettes during the evening and since Charlotte had grown up as a non-alcoholic, non-smoking person, she liked that about him. As the summer continued, their friendship grew and on their once-day-a-week off-duty day, they got together on those evenings to socialize at that bar/nightclub/dancehall. During that summer, Kenneth and Charlotte also learned from each other that they each had been involved in the current ongoing 1960s Civil Rights Movement that was led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. among which activities that Kenneth had participated in was his attendance at the historic 1963 March on Washington. Charlotte had been heavily involved with college student activities of the Civil Rights Movement in her home State of Alabama which included wherein she was among the Tuskegee college students at the rally at Montgomery, Alabama in March 1965 as a part of the historic Civil Rights March from Selma to Montgomery. When that summer of 1965 ended, Charlotte went back to college for her senior year at Tuskegee and when the winter season came, Kenneth went to Delray Beach, Florida to work in the restaurant there. They knew that from that summer in Long Island, New York that they would keep in touch, which they did. At the end of her senior year at Tuskegee which was in 1966, Charlotte went on to graduate school at Penn State University in State College, PA majoring in Public Health Nutrition which was a program design that included one year at Penn State followed by a semester at the School of Public of the University of North Carolina and then a semester of field study assignment from which to write the graduate thesis for the Master of Science Degree. Kenneth & Charlotte had steadily kept in touch with each other. Kenneth and Charlotte had steadily kept in touch with each other and had been dating since 1965, they got married in year 1967 while Charlotte was in graduate school. After Charlotte finished her semester at the University of North Carolina and it was time for her to do the graduate college semester of field study assignment in 1968, she asked her college of Penn State University to arrange for that field study assignment to be in Florida because it was then the winter season when her since 1967 husband Kenneth was in Delray Beach for his winter season restaurant work. Penn State University arranged for Charlotte’s field study assignment to be with the Department of Public Health in Florida wherein she was assigned to spend 5 consecutive work-weeks with the Public Health Department in a different county in Florida each of the weeks of that semester. Kenneth was already in Delray Beach for the winter season work when Charlotte finished her semester at the University of North Carolina and he had selected a home in the Jefferson Manor neighborhood in Delray Beach for them ahead of the time of Charlotte’s arrival in January 1968. They decided to make Delray Beach their home because Kenneth already knew the area very well from having lived each