In Memory

In Memory

We fondly remember these residents who have passed away recently. Please click the links to their obituaries and/or guest books.

Rev. Dr. Richard H. Smeltzer

Rev. Dr. Richard H. Smeltzer, 69 of Lake Alfred, Florida died at “camp” on Damariscotta Lake, on Sunday night, August 7, 2016, surrounded by his loving wife and family. Click or tap here to read more.

Victoria A. Cipriani

Victoria A. Cipriani died Sunday, May 15 at the age of 62. Click or tap here to read more.

Thomas J. Cunningham

Thomas J. Cunningham, age 88, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, passed from this life peacefully on Wednesday, January 20, 2016.  Thomas proudly served his country during WWII in the Navy, and was a professor at Grand Valley Sate University for over 30 years.  He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Rita; his children, Thomas (Carolyn) Cunningham, Katharine (Brono) Carlot, John (Sherrill) Verbrugge, Dorothy Verbrugge, Theo (Melissa) Verbrugge, Maria Verbrugge; nine grandchildren; several brothers, sisters, and other family members.  The funeral service will be held 10:30 am Saturday, January 23, at Shawnee Park Christian Reformed Church, 2255 Tecumseh SE, with Rev. Nicholas Hopkins officiating.  There will be an hour of visitation prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements by Stroo Funeral Home, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI.

Gary Robertson

Gary Robertson, age 72, of Lake Alfred, Florida, passed away Sunday, October 4th, 2015.
A native of Deland, he was the son of Guy and Naomi Robertson. After graduating High School, Gary began attending The University of Florida, but left to join the United States Air Force where he was stationed in Greece. – More

Arthur Albert Maynard

Arthur Albert Maynard passed away July 5, 2015 at his home in Lake Alfred, FL.  More

Betty J. Awiszus

Betty J. Awiszus of Lake Alfred, Florida passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at her residence. More

Patricia Koran

PATRICIA M. KORAN after 78 years, on June 6, 2015, joined many of her beloved family members in a heavenly homecoming celebration, with her son Jimmy, precious mother Florence, as well as brother Bob, mother-in-law Eleanor Koran and faithful friends, Mary Mack and Junie Holbrook. Pat married her high school sweetheart, Jim Koran and shared a crazy-beautiful journey of life side-by-side for 58 years. Their love story isn’t over, it’s just “to be continued”. They were blessed with six children: Susan (Jeff), Jan (Chuck), Carrie (Joie), Jimmy, Patrick (Jennifer), Amy (Chris). Read More

 Angela Brightup

Angela Ann Brightup, 63, passed away Saturday, February 21, 2015, in Winter Haven, Florida.

Angela was born July 27, 1951, in Carmel, California  and was a Polk County, Florida resident for over 20 years. She is survived by her four children and 10 grandchildren.

Arrangements are with Kersey Funeral Home 108 Lake Stella Drive Auburndale, FL 33823
(863) 967-1167

Read full obituary in the Ledger.


Ronald Ross Stubbendick

Ronald Ross Stubbendick, 79, of Lake Alfred passed away January 27, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Bobbie J. Stubbendick & a loving family. Arrangements are with Crisp-Coon Funeral  of Lake Alfred.

Ronald J. Firment

Ronald John Firment, 69, of Lake Alfred, Florida passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at

James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, FL. A gathering of family and friends will be held on

Thursday, December 18, 2014, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., at Lakeland Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens.

Lakeland Funeral Home

2125 South Bartow Hwy

Lakeland, FL, US, 33801

Read more…

Ted Kuzniar

Ted Kuzniar passed away on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 in Windsor, Ontario. He was 59 years old.

Visitation and funeral services will be at Reid Funeral Home.

David Edwin McGuire – 2/24/14

David McGuire passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014. He was 88 years old.

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Carl G. Moyer – 2/20/14

Carl Moyer passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2014. He was 70 years old.!/Obituary

Arthur R. Mueller – 6/13/13

Art Mueller passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2013.  He would have been 101 years old on Monday, June 17.

Malcolm Thompson – 5/21/13

Malcolm Thompson passed away on Monday, May 21, 2013 from pneumonia. He was 86 years old.

Donald J. Marshall – 4/15/13

Former Kings Pointe resident Donald Marshall passed away on Mnday, April 15, 2013 after a long illness. He was 82 years old.  Remembrances to his memory can be sent to The Boys’ and Girls’ Club, c/o Robert Mendes, 166 Jenny Street, New Bedford, MA 02740.

Peter B. Liska, Sr. – 1/24/13

Peter Liska passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2013 after a valiant battle with cancer.  He was 71 years old.  In lieu of a service or flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society.

Joan Veronica Hunt – 1/17/13

Joan Hunt passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Good Shepherd Hospice after a long battle with cancer.  Joan was 78 years old.

Marilyn Simons – 8/15/12

Marilyn Simons passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 following several months of failing health.  She was 84 years old.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Oak Ridge United Methodist Church of Flat Rock, Illinois..

Albion J. Bradbury, Jr. – 7/16/12

Al Bradbury passed away on Monday, July 16, 2012 from cancer. He was 79 years old.

Ruth Jaynes – 6/11/12

Ruth Jaynes passed away on Monday, June 11, 2012 from natural causes.  She was 90 years old.

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