DEBORAH CHARLOTTE DANTZER
Deborah Charlotte Dantzer, 65, died on October 1, 2014 following a long illness with her long time friend and caregiver, Gary Hardinson, at her side.
She is survived by her son, Kurt Schachner, mother, Lottie Rhoads, and sister, Deni Elliott. Donations in her memory may be made to Gentiva Hospice, 6161 Blue Lagoon Dr., Miami, FL 33126.
George Anthony "Viti" Vidal passed away peacefully at 88 years old in Key West, Fla. in his Home with His Wife Erme and Son Vidal.
He was born Feb. 6, 1926 to Bernardo "Tita" and Natalia Vidal in Key West. Viti was a true Conch and loved everyone and the Island. He grew up to play Pro Baseball, his passion, all over Latin America and Cuba. He later settled back to Key West to live out his childhood dream of Fire Fighting. He retired from the Key West Fire Department after 31 year and forged true bonds and brotherhoods of a lifetime!
Viti was baptized, confirmed and married in the Basilica of St. Mary's. Viti was a lifetime member. Left to grieve his passing is his devoted, loving wife and caretaker of 56 years Erme, and his Son Vidal. Godson (who he loved as his own son) Omar (Mia) Garcia and their sons Anthony and Armani.
Son George (Cindy) Vidal Jr. of Lakeland, Grand Children Jennifer Vidal Sheetz, Matthew Vidal and Natalie (Reginald III) Neuwien, Great Grand Children Samantha, Sarabeth and Sydney Neuwien. Amazingly loving and close Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces and Nephews ... and the host of caring Cousins!
Mass will be held Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 3 p.m. at the Basilica of St. Mary's Star of the Sea. Burial immediately after the mass at Southern Keys Cemetery in Big Coppitt Key. In lieu of flowers donations made be given to the Basilica of St. Marys's or the charity of your choice.
Special thanks to Father Eric and Father Baker and the Sisters of the Holy Name. Dr. Calleja, Dr. Catana, Island Health Care, the loving care of Martha Barrios, and Hospice. Special thank you to all who stopped by to see Viti to visit and pray while he was sill alive. A true sense of Community and all the wonderful memories that will last for a lifetime. Now he has seen the face of God.
Castillo Thurston Funeral Home is entrusted with all funeral arrangements.