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Abbott, John Reeves - Coral Gables  
John Reeves Abbott, 54, of Coral Gables passed away peacefully in his home Saturday, July 11, 2015. A Memorial Service was held Friday, July 17 at Vior Funeral Home located at 291 NW 37th Avenue in Miami. John was born March 30, 1961 to Jack and Jolyn Reeves in Atlanta, GA. John is survived by his daughter Courtney, wife Leia, brother Michael Abbott (Zascha), father Dr. Gregory Abbott (Shirley) and sister Donna Reeves-Rivers. He is also survived by the mother of his daughter, Nidia, several uncles, aunts, and cousins. John was proceeded in death by his parents, Jack Reeves and Jolyn Abbott. John acquired a love of traveling after his mother remarried (Dr. Gregory Abbott). After the birth of his younger brother Michael Abbott/ Together with his younger brother Michael the family traveled and lived in many countries such as Germany, The Philippines, Newfoundland, and across the United States with the U.S.A.F. During their travels John was able to attend many base schools and had many scholastic achievements. During college, John was a member of The Young Republicans. He was proud to have graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Hospitality and Hotel Management from Florida International University. After graduating, John managed several hotels in both Alabama and Florida. A curiosity to study law caused John to change careers and he began working at the Florida State Attorney's Office. As a second job, John also managed the Biltmore Apartments where he stayed for 20 years. He spent time working with the Florida Marine Patrol He was offered an opportunity to work for the City of Coral Gables, where he was proud to have retired from after working for 30 years. Many people knew John because of his running. He began running as a boy in Germany with his father Greg Abbott. He was seen daily along the Coral Gables Golf course. He competed in numerous Marathons and Triathlons. John's favorite race was the Tampa Bay Gasparilla Distance Classic. John's pride in life was his daughter, Courtney. He enjoyed sharing his passion of music, appreciation of history and travel with her. They traveled though out the U.S., visited Germany, France, England, and Spain. Some of Courtney's favorite memories included how every morning John would wake Courtney by blasting music, and picking her up and spinning her around. John touched many lives with his humanitarian nature. He was the type of friend who would go out of his way for you. John believed in living life to the fullest and living strong. John will never be forgotten by those who love him, John will be forever missed. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation may be made on behalf of John's daughter, Courtney. Checks may be made to "The Abbott Family Irrevocable Trust." and mailed to c/o: Jorge Santeiro. 400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 1200 Tampa, Florida 33602
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Published in the Miami Herald on July 27, 2015
ADAMS, MARGARET ELIZABETH  
ADAMS, MARGARET ELIZABETH, 75, of Ponte Vedra Beach, passed away peacefully at Avante in Jacksonville Beach on July 26, 2015 after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer's. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and dear friend to many. Prior to moving in with her son's family in Ponte Vedra, she was a long-time resident of Miami Springs and, more recently, Margate. She loved caring for children and always enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Margaret was predeceased by her first husband, Stanley Kennedy, in 1966 and her second husband, Dwight Adams, in 2000. She is survived by her sons, Alan (Christine) and Patrick (Alix) Kennedy; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Sebree; three brothers, David, Jerry and James Henry; and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at noon on Friday, July 31, 2015 at Quinn-Shalz in Jacksonville Beach. Please visit our online Tribute at www.quinn-shalz.com . Services under the care and direction of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach, FL.
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Published in the Miami Herald on July 30, 2015
AGUERO Jr., LOUIS G.  
AGUERO, JR., LOUIS G., passed away on July 27, 2015 surrounded by his loving daughters. Louis served in the US Coast Guard, was an avid fisherman. and loved growing his orchids. Predeceased by his wife Marilyn, he is survived by his loving daughters' Karen and Antoinette. The family will be receiving friends on Friday July 31, 2015 at Van Orsdel from 7:00pm 9:00 pm, with a Celebration of Life service at 8:00 pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in his name to: The Wounded Warrior Project WoundedWarriorProject.org/Donate; Friends of the Smokies; or Central Presbyterian Church 12455 SW 104 St. Miami, Fl. 33186 (305) 274-4007
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Published in the Miami Herald on July 30, 2015
Alfassa, Deddrie Ann - Miami  
ALFASSA, DEDDRIE ANN, age 79, passed from this life Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Doctor's Memorial Hospital in Bonifay, FL. She was born on May 12, 1936 to John Melvin Boles and Pansy Peel. Deddrie was a homemaker and has lived here since 2009 coming from Miami, FL. She is preceded in death by her brother John Earl Boles. She is survived by her son John Michael Alfasso and wife Donna of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, her brother Maxie Eugene Boles of Southport, FL, one sister JoAnn Walsingham of Chipley, FL, and two grandchildren John Abraham Alfassa and Joshua Alfassa. Memorialization will be by cremation.
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Published in the Miami Herald on July 24, 2015
Ashey, Connie Michelle - Miami  
ASHEY, CONNIE MICHELLE, 49, of Cooper City passed away Sat. July 25, 2015. Services Tues. July 28th 2:00PM Levitt Weinstein/Beth David 3201 NW 72nd Ave. Hollywood 954-963 2400 www.levitt-weinstein.com
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Published in the Miami Herald on July 28, 2015
Balzebre, Anthony F. "Tony" - Newton  
BALZEBRE, ANTHONY F. (Tony), Born March 8, 1928 in Newton, MA and passed away on July 20, 2015. Tony was a towering figure to his family and many others. He graduated Harvard in 1950 and continued studies at MIT and Columbia. He successfully chaired the Allied Lumber and Wingate Millwork companies. He continued his success in real estate holdings. In his early years, he was active in sports at Coral Gables Youth Center. He was a founding member of La Gorce Country Club, member of University Club, Surf Club, Riviera Club, and Hyannisport Club. He cherished his summers in Hyannis Port and his winters in Miami. Tony deeply loved, and is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy Balzebre, children: Frank (Nancy), Janet Murray, Richard, Susan (Stuart) Gordon, Robert, Thomas(Bentley). Grand-children: Anthony, Alexander, Christina, Remy, Robert, Anabel, Alison, Patton, and Lennox. There will be a private family service. In lieu of flowers, a donation can made in his name to the National Kidney Foundation at 3280 Ponce de Leon,Coral Gables, FL
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Published in the Miami Herald on July 23, 2015
Bon Salle, George - Miami  
George Bon Salle, 80 - was with his family and friends when he passed away on Monday, July 20, 2015 at his home in South Miami. George is survived by his wife, Jeanne Marie, and his children, Andrew (Michelle), Bradley (Erin), and Jaclyn. George was proud grandfather (aka Pop Pops) to Phinneas, Francesca and Booker. Memorial Services will be performed by Che Scott at Christ Journey Church - Coral Gables, on Friday, July 24th, 2015 at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Jay Bon Salle Foundation ( www.thejbsfoundation.org ) or Catholic Hospice ( www.catholichealthservices.org ).
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Published in the Miami Herald on July 23, 2015
Burger, Sanford Jay "Sandy" - Miami  
BURGER, SANFORD JAY(Sandy), 83 a resident of Miami since 1953, passed away on 7/22/15. Originally from Albany, NewYork. Sanford was the third generation of a family in the exterminating business. Sanford owned and operated Pan American Ext. Company. Years later, founded Michelin Service Co. and Michelin Canvas Products. He was very active and well known in the pest control industry. Sandy enjoyed coaching little league football at K-Land and bass fishing at Lake Okeechobee. Sanford was preceded in death by his parents Louis & Sylvia Burger and brother Bart Burger. Sanford is survived by his wife, Isabel; daughters Sylvia Morse, Lin Hammond, Tracey Burger; grandson Michael Morse;brother Alvin Burger. Special thanks to Ana Cristina Baracaldo, his caregiver, for her thoughtfulness and caring kindness.
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Published in the Miami Herald on July 25, 2015
CHAMBLESS, DR. NELSON  
CHAMBLESS, DR. NELSON, Dr. Nelson, passed away July 23, 2015 at home, surrounded by his family. Nelson was born in Guines, Cuba on April 7, 1950. He came to the United States in 1960 as part of Pedro Pan. Nelson was a wonderful and caring Board Certified Ob/Gyn in Miami for over 25 years. His profession was truly his calling. All of his patients knew that they were safe and that he truly cared for them. He helped create so many families in his long career. He was a passionate man with a zest for life. Whether it be flying airplanes, diving in the The Cayman Islands and Cozumel, or something as easy as cooking and entertaining, he always put a part of himself into it. A funny man full of jokes, he always enjoyed sharing them even if people thought they were silly. He loved to leave everyone happy and smiling. He was a wonderful and loving father to his daughters and provided a beautiful home that he loved and a wonderful life for his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Madeleine Chambless; two loving, precious daughters, Cathleen Chambless and Melisssa Chambless; brother, Pedro P. Chambless; and sister, Aida Chambless. He also had a host of nieces and nephews whom he truly loved. They will never forget their crazy Uncle Nelson stories and pranks. He touched all their lives in some way or another. Nelson was predeceased by his sister, Maria Elena and parents, Dr. and Mrs. Pedro and Aida Perez-Chambless. Visitation will be held from 7-9 PM Monday, July 27 at Stanfill F.H. with Funeral Service and remembrances at 2:00 PM Tuesday, July 28, also at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Park South. In lieu of flowers, contributions to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society would be appreciated. -LOGO 2-
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Published in the Miami Herald on July 26, 2015
Clark, Robert - Melbourne  
ROBERT FREDERICK CLARK Robert Frederick Clark, Esquire, died Saturday, July 18, 2015 in Melbourne, Florida at the age of 87 with his family by his side. He was the last of six children of Edward and Sarah Clark of Belfast, Ireland. His three sisters: Ellen, Sarah, Bridget, were born in Ireland; and he and his two brothers, Francis and John, were born in the United States. Robert was born in 1927 in East St. Louis, Illinois. Robert, was known to his childhood family and friends as "Freddie," and as "Bob," later in life to his friends, colleagues and family. All those who knew him were aware that Robert was a devout Catholic who held his religious beliefs and values close to his heart. Robert began his parochial education at the age of four at St. Joseph Catholic School and attended Sacred Heart Catholic School from grades 2nd through 8th. Due to his strong family and academic commitment, he completed his high school education while working on the railroads to help support his family. In 1945, at the age of 17 years, he chose to enlist in the U.S. Navy where he served on the USS Bugara (SS-331), a Balao-class submarine until August 5, 1948 and had achieved the rank of QM-3. Robert was recognized as having received a Good Conduct Award in addition to his other WWII commendations.Upon discharge, he simultaneously re-enlisted in the AFROTC and enrolled in the Saint Louis University School of Law, in September 1948. Robert's military career in the AFROTC, when he was commissioned in 1953, escalated into his service as a Major in the 9013th Air Reserve Information Squadron upon retirement on December 14, 1976.While in Law School, Robert was elected Junior Class Treasurer; served as Publicity Committee Co-Chairman for the Annual Alumni Law Day Celebration; was a member of Delta Theta Phi (Bakewell Senate); and employed as Student Librarian in senior year. Robert also joined the SLU LAW Student Bar Association and was selected along with, Charles (Chuck) Ohmer Esq., his future lifelong best friend, to assist the SLU School of Nursing to create a Nursing Association and Constitution. In his first meeting, Bob noticed Catherine, affectionately known as "Kitty", who was in her final year of Nursing School. He married Kitty, his soulmate and love of his life in The Chapel of Our Lady, St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York, NY, on June 11, 1955.Robert graduated with his J.D. from SLU School of Law in 1953. April 10th, 1954 he was admitted to the Missouri Bar. In 1955, Bob and Kitty honeymooned in Miami, Florida and decided to make it their home. November 6th of 1958 Bob was admitted to the Florida Bar. Bob worked as an all-lines insurance adjustor for State Farm Mutual from 1953 to 1955 and Travelers from 1955 until 1958 when he began his general practice at the Law Offices of W. C. Mather, in Hollywood, FL. Robert left there in 1959 to begin practice at the Law Offices of Chesley V. Morton & Associates in Fort Lauderdale, FL.He joined the City of Miami in 1964 and served as Assistant City Attorney until 1980 when he was appointed Deputy City Attorney. Robert retired March 12, 1989 one day after his 25th anniversary as Chief Deputy City Attorney. He was immediately rehired as Special Counsel to the City Attorney and continued his tenure for another two years. In recognition of all his years of service, the City of Miami honored and dedicated "The Robert F. Clark Plaza" to him. This urban pocket park is located in downtown on the north side of the Miami-Dade County Courthouse at Northwest 1st Avenue and Northwest 1st Street Robert's additional professional and community activities included his pro bono legal services serving as a mediator in Brevard County, as well as his membership as a Fourth Degree Knight in The Knights of Columbus for over 69 years. Sir Knight Robert F. Clark was an active member and had even been recognized for his Distinguished Service as an Officer and Member of The Father Gabriel Council 3746, May 26th, 2015. Bob served as their Council Advocate from 2012 -2015.Bob was an active member of St. James Catholic Church and School in Miami and then became an active parishioner at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Melbourne where he served as a lector and Eucharistic Minister.Bob and Kitty were committed to giving of themselves to numerous local, national and international charities and organizations that focused on those in need and underserved among us. Bob was also a volunteer in his later years at the local soup kitchen.Described as a loving and devoted husband and father by his family; he will be remembered for his kindness, patience, sense of humor and deep conviction to his Catholic Faith. His zest for life will remain in the hearts of his loving family and many friends. To all those who knew him, Bob is remembered by his famous Irish toast: "May you have beef steak when you're hungry; whiskey when you're dry; money when you need it, and heaven when you die." He is preceded in death by Catherine his wife of over 52 years, his parents and his five siblings. He is survived by his five loving children: Michael Clark and his wife, Sheree; Daniel Clark; Timothy Clark and his wife, Michelle; Elisa Clark Arrigo and her husband, Thomas; Merrie Clark Surace. Eleven adoring grandchildren: Ryan, Tahnee, Daniel, Jeremy, Cody, Kimberly, Jennifer, Ian, Caitlin, Phillip, Gino. Four cute great-grandchildren: Wyatt, Emily, Alexis and Gracelyn; a caring first cousin, Sally LeCastre and a caring sister-in-law, Mildred Palermo.Memorials may be made to the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, 420 E Fee Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901.A viewing will be held at Florida Memorial Gardens, 5950 US Hwy 1in Rockledge, FL from 6-9 P.M. with a prayer service 7-8P.M. on Friday, July 31st. There will be a funeral mass 10 A.M. on Saturday, August 1st at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1626 Oak St. in Melbourne, FL 32901.
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Published in the Miami Herald from July 24 to July 25, 2015
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