Obituaries

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Guy R. Hendricks

Guy R. Hendricks, 94, passed away peacefully on Sept. 23, 2014, at home in Key West, Fla. He was born in Chicago, Ill. on May 1, 1920, to Guy and Irene Hendricks of Cicero, Ill. Guy attended Proviso East HS, in Maywood, Ill., and he is a graduate of De Paul University and Illinois College of Pharmacy, Chicago, Ill. Guy served in the U.S. Naval Reserve and Marine Corp during WW II. He married Carol P. Wing in Providence, R.I., on June 30, 1945, who passed away in Indialantic, Fla. on September 14, 1969. Guy married Jean Du Bois in Los Alamos, N.M., on Oct. 7, 1989.

After discharge from the Armed Forces, Guy was a self-employed pharmacist until 1969. After Guy's arrival in Florida, he was employed by various independent pharmacies in the Space Coast area. He later was employed by Holmes Regional Medical Center where he was named Employee of the Year. He retired at the age of 75, in 1995.

Guy will be remembered as a very loving and caring person with a sense of humor that never quit and his love for pharmacy. He was very active in the Catholic Church and enjoyed helping others.

His parents, his wife, Jean, and granddaughter Carissa Hendricks, preceded Guy in death. Guy is survived by his sister, Irene McDunn, of River Forest, Ill.; children Carol (Clarence) Flack, of Clinton, Iowa, Guy (Blanca) Hendricks, of Sebring, Fla., Barbara Hendricks, of Chicago, Ill., Mary (Tom) Carter, of Los Alamos, N.M., Terre (Dave) Bombard, of Lisbon, Conn., Christine Hendricks, of Key West, Fla.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; along with his furry best friend, Tiggy.

Special thanks to Guy's personal caregivers in Key West, Fla., Pauline Corington and Pamela Zakariadze, Dr. Atilla and the staff at Total Home Health, and VNA Hospice for their devoted care. A blessed thanks to Father John of The Basilica of Saint Mary Star of the Sea in Key West, Fla., and Barbara Smythers, Holy Name of Jesus, Indialantic, Fla., for providing prayers and communion at home.

A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. with Funeral Mass to begin at 11 a.m. Monday Sept. 29, 2014, at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. Entombment will be held at Florida Memorial Gardens in Rockledge, Fla. In lieu of flowers please send memorials to Holy Name of Jesus Church in Indialantic, Fla., The Basilica of Saint Mary Star of the Sea in Key West, Fla., or the ASPCA.

You may pay tribute by visiting Guy's guestbook at www.beachfuneralhome.com.

Sunday, September 28, 2014
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Ann House

Ann House, 97, of Springfield, Va., died peacefully Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. She was preceded in death in 1997 by Harry, her husband of 47 years, and by her sister, Olga Migas, in 2012. Born in Kansas City, Kansas, in 1917, Ann was the eldest daughter of Peter and Sophie Karchut. She grew up in Chicago, Ill., where she attended Fenger High School, becoming an accomplished player on the basketball team. Ann joined the Army Air Forces in 1943, proudly serving her country stateside during WWII. Ann and Harry House moved to Key West, Fla., in 1961. Ann worked at and subsequently retired from the Key West Navy Exchange. She enjoyed her retirement making crafts for family and friends. Ann spent her last few years living with her family in Springfield, Va. She is survived by her brother, John Karchut of Illinois, daughter Michele (David Arnold) of Colorado, son Alan (Brenda House) of Alabama, daughter Venetta (Tom Morgan) of Virginia, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held in Chicago, Ill. Donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Sunday, September 28, 2014
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Robert E. Snyder

Robert Earl Snyder, born July 2, 1923, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at age 91. He was the son of the late Lester and Ruth Kinsler Snyder from York, Pa. Of his two brothers, Lester and George, only his older brother Lester survives him. Bob was an Army veteran of World War II. He was born in York, Pa., and employed with York Central Storage and Transfer until his retirement in Key West. After retirement, Bob, also known as "Pop," could be found guarding the Mallory Square area in Key West, where he was employed by Historic Tours of America for over 20 years, making friends with many locals and tourists alike. He had two lifelong hobbies, golfing and collecting coins. If you met Pop, you probably walked away with an interesting coin. Pop is survived by his brother Lester Snyder, three daughters, Rose Lake, Nancy Joyce (Rick) and Kathy Snyder. Grandchildren Christine Licout, Bonnie Baker, Steven Snyder, Amy Snyder, Martina Lake, Yurianna Mikolay and Jesse Snyder and many great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother George Snyder, wife Sylvia (Bunny) Snyder, son Robert (Bobby) Snyder, granddaughter Janine Snyder King. His ashes will be buried in the Veteran's Cemetery in his home town of York, Pa., at a later date, to be determined. The family would like to thank Hospice of the Florida Keys for their care in his final days. Castillo and Thurston Mortuary are entrusted with his final arrangements.

Saturday, September 27, 2014
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Guy R. Hendricks

Guy R. Hendricks, 94, passed away peacefully on Sept. 23, 2014, at home in Key West, Fla. He was born in Chicago, Ill. on May 1, 1920, to Guy and Irene Hendricks of Cicero, Ill. Guy attended Proviso East HS, in Maywood, Ill., and he is a graduate of De Paul University and Illinois College of Pharmacy, Chicago, Ill. Guy served in the U.S. Naval Reserve and Marine Corp during WW II. He married Carol P. Wing in Providence, R.I., on June 30, 1945, who passed away in Indialantic, Fla. on September 14, 1969. Guy married Jean Du Bois in Los Alamos, N.M., on Oct. 7, 1989.

After discharge from the Armed Forces, Guy was a self-employed pharmacist until 1969. After Guy's arrival in Florida, he was employed by various independent pharmacies in the Space Coast area. He later was employed by Holmes Regional Medical Center where he was named Employee of the Year. He retired at the age of 75, in 1995.

Guy will be remembered as a very loving and caring person with a sense of humor that never quit and his love for pharmacy. He was very active in the Catholic Church and enjoyed helping others.

His parents, his wife, Jean, and granddaughter Carissa Hendricks, preceded Guy in death. Guy is survived by his sister, Irene McDunn, of River Forest, Ill.; children Carol (Clarence) Flack, of Clinton, Iowa, Guy (Blanca) Hendricks, of Sebring, Fla., Barbara Hendricks, of Chicago, Ill., Mary (Tom) Carter, of Los Alamos, N.M., Terre (Dave) Bombard, of Lisbon, Conn., Christine Hendricks, of Key West, Fla.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; along with his furry best friend, Tiggy.

Special thanks to Guy's personal caregivers in Key West, Fla., Pauline and Pamela, Dr. Atilla and the staff at Total Home Health, and VNA Hospice for their devoted care. A blessed thanks to Father John of The Basilica of Saint Mary Star of the Sea in Key West, Fla., and Barbara Smithers, Holy Name of Jesus, Indialantic, Fla., for providing prayers and communion at home.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Holy Name of Jesus Church in Indialantic, Fla., The Basilica of Saint Mary Star of the Sea in Key West, Fla. or the ASPCA.

Friday, September 26, 2014
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Rhett Thomas Bacle

Rhett Thomas Bacle departed this world on Sept. 19, 2014, in Key West, Fla. at the age of 29.

Rhett is survived by his parents, Jim and Melinda Bacle of Key West, Fla.; his brother, James P. Bacle of Key West, Fla.; his sister, Ariana Bacle of New York, N.Y.; his paternal grandmother, Mary Bacle of Key West, Fla.; his maternal grandparents Jack and Helen Ming of Morriston, Fla.; and a wealth of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends whom Rhett counted as family. It's through Rhett's indelible touch on the hearts and lives of these individuals that his spirit remains with us today.

Rhett was born on May 12, 1985, in Key West, Fla. As a boy he enjoyed visiting Grandpa Ming's farm in Ocala, Fla., and fishing with his siblings and cousins in Key West off the docks of Grandpa Bacle's fish house. His youthful zeal for life was infectious in any setting and guaranteed to lift the spirit in any room by his mere presence. After graduating from Key West High in 2003, he explored various trades in the commercial fishing industry, the family business. However, he found his true skill in boat building, eventually becoming an accomplished builder himself and assisting his father in the same trade. Rhett's stalwart and tenacious eye for detail and inclination for engineering perfection were hallmarks of his tradecraft.

Whether at work or with his loving family and friends, he was a caring, present, quick-witted and charming man. His smile and sincerity were frequently given and welcomed by all blessed by his presence. The world is a less bright place without him, but for all who knew Rhett, their lives remain enriched by his memory.

Included among Rhett's paternal relatives are aunts and uncles, Peter and Monica Bacle of Key West, John and Suzanne Arnold of Alexandria, Va., and Ed and Nancy Swift of Key West; cousins, Miriam Porter, Lauren (Dean) Thompson, Ruth Allen, Natalie (John) Gouge, Andrew (Julie) Gleghorn, Jenny Bacle, Lucas Bacle, Vincent (Tracy) Leone, Stephanie Leone, and Leah (Ric) Cabrera. Rhett's maternal relatives include aunts and uncles, Jalynn Ming of Beverly Hills, Fla., Scott (Heidi) Ming of Homosassa, Fla., Beth Pascuma of Va., and John Ming of San Diego, Calif.; cousins Justin (Melissa) Medlin and Meghan Merrill.

There will be an informal gathering for family and friends at Dean Lopez Funeral Home, 418 Simonton St., Key West, Fla., from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, for those wishing to pay their respects. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choosing may be made in Rhett's memory. The family would like to thank the caring and generous friends and family who provided their support and prayers during this most difficult time. The family will hold a private celebration of Rhett's life at a later date. The Dean-Lopez Funeral Home is entrusted with all funeral arrangements.