Obituaries

Sunday, August 2, 2015
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CHARLES EDWARD RIVAS, SR.

Chad Edward Rivas Sr, 48, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2015 in Georgia.Chad lived in McDonough, Georgia but had formally been a resident of both Fort Pierce and Key West, Florida.

Homegoing service celebrating the life of Elder Chad Edward Rivas, Sr. will be held Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at New Vision Christian Church, 5300 Frontage Rd., Forest Park, GA, Pastor Luke S. Hall, officiating. Interment will be held Monday, June 8, 2015 at 12:00 noon at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Ft. Pierce, FL.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia A. Rivas; children, Chad, Jr. and Destiny; parents, Harry and Marie Rivas; brother, Darnell Holloway; mother-in-law, Patsy Griffin, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Friday, June 5, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at New Vision Christian Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to the American Cancer Society or have a screening colonoscopy to honor the memory of Chad E. Rivas, Sr.

W.D. Lemon & Sons Funeral Home, 300 Griffin St., McDonough, GA (770) 957-4337, www.wdlemonfuneralhome.com.

Sunday, August 2, 2015
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CATHERINE SWIECKOWSKI

A Ceremony of Remembrance for Catherine Swieckowski (Munro)

a 4th generation native Key West Conch will be held at the Key West cemetery on August 11th at 9am. All those wishing to attend are welcome.

Sunday, August 2, 2015
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ALFRED CHRISTIAN BOWEN, MD

Alfred Christian Bowen, MD, age 81 passed away in Jacksonville, FL, July 27, 2015. Dr. Bowen graduated from Tulane University and University of Miami School of Medicine. His internship and residences in general surgery and otolaryngology were at Jackson Health System, Miami, FL.

Dr. Bowen had offices in Coral Gables, FL., Marathon and Key West, FL., with surgery staff privileges at hospitals in Miami and the Florida Keys. Dr. Bowen was a fellow of American College of Surgeons, International College of Surgeons, Academy of Otolaryngology, member of the University Club Miami and Rotary.

Dr. Bowen is survived by his wife of nearly 40 years, Joy Harris Bowen, 2 sons, Christian Bowen, Hayes Bowen, wonderful Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Al was a fisherman, diver, boater, snow skier, hunter and loved the water and outdoors.

Arrangements are under the care of Hardage-Giddens Beaches Chapel in Jacksonville, FL (904) 249-2374. There will be a private family service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Florida Boys Ranch or Humane Society would be appreciated.

Friday, July 31, 2015
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JEAN-PHILIPPE QUIETSTORM

Jean-Philippe passed on June 23, 2015 at home from complications he sustained in a motorcycle accident in October 2011. He was 57. 

J.P. was an adventurous soul who lived and worked all over the United States. He found his home in Key West in 1996, where he became a park ranger at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park. 

He moved on to other positions in the service industry, where he worked security for Hog’s Breath, the Green Parrot and, finally, Sloppy Joe’s. He was also a sports analyst for WKWF 1600AM radio, going by the handle of “Action Jackson” from 1997 to 2002. 

Being community orientated, he volunteered his time freely to many charity events, including ABATE’s Toys for Tots, Florida Keys Medical Reserve Corp., Monroe County Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, among others. 

He is survived by his wife Veronica.

A celebration of life with a memorial service will be held at Parmer’s Place Resort, Barry Avenue, Little Torch Key on Aug. 15, 2015 at 4 p.m.

Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Thomas Nathaniel Barnes Jr.

Thomas Nathaniel Barnes Jr., affectionately known as “Mr. Barnes,” passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Lower Keys Medical Center. He was 91.

A viewing will take place Friday, July 31, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. 

Funeral services will take place Saturday, Aug. 1 at 1 p.m. at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. Bernard Lane Officiating. 

All arrangements are entrusted to Castillo & Thurston’s Key West Mortuary and Cremation center.

Thursday, July 30, 2015
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JIM McGUIRL

Jim McGuirl passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on July 22.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Greta Skikus and James McGuirl.

He is survived by his wife Aleisa, son and daughter-in-law Jimmy and Elizabeth McGuirl, daughter and son-in-law Michelle and Michael Nijalis, two grandchildren, James Bailey and Carter Nijalis, and sister and brother-in-law Susan and Chris MacDermant and their children Dillon, Dallas, Raquel, Dana and Alex Ripa.

There will be a benefit along with a public celebration of life Sunday, Aug. 2, at 1 p.m. at the Caribbean Club, Mile Marker 104.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to James McGuirl, c/o Bank of America, 99551 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, Florida 33037. Call 305-453-4461.

Thursday, July 30, 2015
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ANGEL BORREGO

Angel Borrego, 37, of Key West, Florida passed away on Wednesday July 22, 2015 at his home in Key West.

He was born in Hialeah, Florida on Jan. 30, 1978 to the late Cresiano and Eva Gonzalez Borrego.

Surviving is his wife Arme Borrego; son Emmanuel Borrego; daughters Evalynn, Julia and Autumn Borrego; sister Teresa Eacholes; brothers Jorge Borrego and Omar Alfonso; uncles Ignacio and Lazaro Gonzalez; aunts Caridad Vera, Dominga Gonzalez; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins survive.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at the Dean-Lopez Funeral Home 418 Simonton St. Key West, Florida.

Burial will be in Key West City Cemetery.

Visitation will be 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Thursday at Dean-Lopez Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations maybe directed to the family of Angel Borrego.

The Dean-Lopez Funeral Home is entrusted with all funeral arrangements.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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ANGEL BORREGO

Angel Borrego 37, of Key West, Florida passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at his home in Key West.

He was born in Hialeah, Florida on Jan. 30, 1978 to the late Cresiano and Eva Gonzalez Borrego.

Surviving is his wife Arme Borrego; son Emmanuel Borrego; daughters Evalynn, Julia and Autumn Borrego; brothers Jorge Borrego and Omar Alfonso; uncles Ignacio and Lazaro Gonzalez; aunts Caridad Vera, Dominga Gonzalez; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins survive.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at the Dean-Lopez Funeral Home 418 Simonton St., Key West. Burial will be in Key West City Cemetery.

Visitation will be 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Thursday at Dean-Lopez Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations maybe directed to the family of Angel Borrego. The Dean-Lopez Funeral Home is entrusted with all funeral arrangements.