Obituaries

Monday, April 20, 2015
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ANGEL PEDRO Garcia

Angel Pedro Garcia, 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 16 while surrounded by family at Lower Keys Medical Center.

Angel was born Jan. 31, 1929, in Sagua de Tanamo, Cuba. Angel was preceded in death by his mother Trinidad Gongara Garcia; his father Jose Garcia; and his daughter Maria Garcia.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years Miriam; children Jose Garcia, Olga Brown (John), Miriam Price (David); grandchildren George Perez (Ailieah), David Price Jr., Daniel Perez (Katy), Kaylynn Price, Stephanie Brown (William), Samantha Brown; and several great grandchildren.

Angel was called "Bo" by his great/grandchildren and "Viejito" affectionately by his family. All who knew Angel will remember him as a respectful, proud and honest man. Angel will be missed by all who knew him and loved him.

A viewing will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 20 immediately followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel of Castillo & Thurston's Key West Mortuary, 328 Truman Ave, Key West, Florida. Interment will follow at Southern Keys Cemetery in Big Coppitt Key. No te preocupes Viejito todo esta bien.

All services entrusted to Castillo & Thurston's Key West Mortuary and cremation center.

Sunday, April 19, 2015
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ANDREA (ANDI) ANAPOL

It is with disbelief and great sorrow that the family and friends of Andrea (Andi) Anapol share the news of Andi's passing in Delray Beach on March 6, 2015.

Andi was on the first day of her new journey after selling her house and saying goodbye to Key West just three days earlier. She was embarking on new adventures, visiting family, meeting new friends and exploring life. She was excited about the next phase and nothing was holding her back.

The eldest daughter of Paul (deceased) and Sarah Jane Anapol, Andi was born in Philadelphia. She grew up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey with siblings Ruth and Tom.

She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Journalism. She had writing assignments and publication and public relations work in New York City (Simplicity), Charlotte, North Carolina (Charlotte Magazine) and most recently Key West, Florida (Key West Chamber of Commerce, Marketshare, Key West Magazine, the Key West Citizen and Grand Key Resort.)

Key West held a special place in Andi's heart. It was her home for 16 years. She loved the ocean, boating with friends, the dog park, the theater and her many friends.

Andi is survived by her mother Sarah Jane Anapol (Sarasota, Florida); father's wife Sara Thompson (Portland, Maine), sister Ruth (Greenwich, Connecticut), brother Tom (Bonnie) (Haverford, Pennsylvania), nieces Caroline and Elizabeth Anapol, Laura Navarrete and nephew Nicolas Navarrete and close friends Bonnie, Karen, Carol, Cindy, Bill, Dan, Pam, Bob and Debi. Family and friends are comforted knowing that Andi was joyful and happy when she passed.

Andi's path was always filled with love and joy from her extended canine family including Smokey Bear and Murphy. Contributions to a fund established in Andi's name may be given to the Florida Keys SPCA Capital Campaign, (FKSPCA.org) - 5230 College Rd, Key West, Florida 33040.

May the feelings of love and joy from your family and friends carry you through this new and unexpected crossing dear daughter, sister and friend; thank you for sharing paths, your love and everlasting friendship - Rest in peace Andrea Anapol. Rest in peace.

A celebration of life will occur in spring/summer of 2015 in Islamorada, Florida.

Sunday, April 19, 2015
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PAMELA S. DEMALA

Pam DeMala passed away peacefully and comfortably on Sunday, April 12, 2015.

Pam lived in Key West, Florida for almost 11 years prior to living in Sugar Loaf, New York for more than 20 years.

Before moving to Key West, she was the president of the Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation, in Ridgefield, Connecticut and worked in a various communication positions, including for American Cyanamid and Kenner Toys.

While in Key West, she worked for the city of Key West and AIDS help.

Pam is survived by her husband of almost 30 years, Dave; her daughter, Corey and her son, Josh; her parents, Charles and Faye Herringhaus; three sisters, Penny, Paula, and Peggy; and her brother, Greg.

A celebration of her life is planned for Sunday, May 3, 2015, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Michaels Restaurant, 532 Margaret St., Key West, Florida.

All proceeds from the event will be donated in Pam's memory to First Candle, 9 Newport Dr., Suite 200, Forrest Hill, Maryland 21050.

First Candle is a leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to safe pregnancies and the survival of babies during the first years of life.

For information, www.firstcandle.org.

Sunday, April 19, 2015
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MAGALY MENDEZ

Magaly Mendez was born Jan. 6, 1930, the day that the three wise men gifted the baby Jesus in Bethlehem.

She was also a gift to her parents Juan Mendez and Lilia Benitez, in Havana, Cuba. She was the youngest of four siblings. She was preceded in death by her sister Yolanda and her brothers John and Jose.

She died at Ocala Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

She came to the United States in 1968 with sons Art and Carlos Solis, followed in 1970 by daughter Lilia Solis. They settled in Oklahoma, California and then in the Florida Keys.

She lived with her family for a few years in Key West Senior Plaza. For the last four years, she lived with her son Carlos (Renee Gibbs) in Silver Springs, Florida, who took great care of her.

Also surviving is her son Art (deceased wife Carroll) of Summerland Key; daughter Lilia (husband Jimmy Dean) of Key West; granddaughters Jennie and Christina Solis and great grandsons Joey and Dominic.

She was a devoted Catholic, "Maggie" she was called by her church friends and was a Franciscan under guidance from Jean Maun, and was a devoted member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Big Pine Key, where she attended to the needs of the church and Father Tony's home.

She also attended St. Mary's Church in Key West and lastly St. Joseph's Church in Silver Springs. She had unwarranted faith in Jesus and compassion for all. Her prayer book was never far from her reach.

Magaly will be greatly missed by her family, friends and her best Lil Murray formerly of Summerland Key. A funeral mass will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday April 21, 2015 at St. Peter Catholic Church Big Pine Key with Father Tony Mullane.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. and last until service time at the church.

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

Saturday, April 18, 2015
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PAMELA S. DEMALA

Pam DeMala passed away peacefully and comfortably on Sunday, April 12, 2015. Pam lived in Key West, Florida for almost 11 years prior to living in Sugar Loaf, New York for more than 20 years.

Before moving to Key West, she was the president of the Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation, in Ridgefield, Connecticut and worked in various communications positions, including for American Cyanamid and Kenner Toys. While in Key West she worked for the City of Key West and AIDS help.

Pam is survived by her husband of almost 30 years, Dave; her daughter, Corey and her son, Josh; her parents, Charles and Faye Herringhaus; three sisters, Penny, Paula and Peggy, and her brother, Greg.

A celebration of her life is planned for Sunday, May 3, 2015, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Michaels Restaurant, 532 Margaret St., Key West, Florida.

All proceeds from the event will be donated in Pam's memory to First Candle, 9 Newport Dr., Suite 200, Forrest Hill, Maryland 21050.

First Candle is a leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to safe pregnancies and the survival of babies during the first years of life. For information, www.firstcandle.org.

Saturday, April 18, 2015
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LOWELL "GENE" FAVORS

Lowell "Gene" Favors went to be with our Lord on Friday, April 17, 2015 at Memorial Hospital Pembroke.

Gene was born in Poteau, Oklahoma on Nov. 14, 1936. He is survived by his three daughters: Carri Favors, Kelli Malone (Robert) and Lisa Mize (Duane); his six grandchildren: Marissa Means (Todd), Kyle Malone (Randi), Brent Mize, Carli Malone, Jenna Mize and Delani Mize; four great grandchildren: Addison Means, Ryli Malone, Josea Means and Gunner Malone, as well his cousin Irvin Armstrong and family.

He dearly loved being surrounded by his girls, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Gene was proud to be a former Chevron station owner, sheriff deputy/detective and code enforcement officer.

We feel blessed and comforted to know he is now with our Heavenly Father, with a healed body and with his beloved "Mama Hale."

There will be a celebration of life Sunday, April 19, at 7:30 a.m. at Higgs Beach. Bring your Cuban bread, coffee and best Gene stories to share.

Friday, April 17, 2015
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ARIANNA RENE RIVAS-PATTERSON

Infant Arianna Rene Rivas-Patterson passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. A service will be held Friday, April 17 at 4 p.m. in the Castillo & Thurston Chapel. Burial will be in the family plot, Key West City Cemetery. Castillo & Thurston's Key West Mortuary and Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.

Friday, April 17, 2015
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CLIFFORD L. GREENE

Mr. Clifford L. Green 39, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Mariners Hospital. Visitation will be held Friday, April 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Paul AME Church on the ROCK, Marathon, Florida.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Marathon High School Auditorium.

Burial will be in the family plot, Southern Keys Cemetery. Castillo & Thurston's Key West Mortuary and Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, April 16, 2015
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CRECENCIA (MICO) ARENCIBIA

Crecencia (Mico) Arencibia passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2015. Crecencia was born in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba, on Nov. 29, 1945 and arrived in Key West in 1963. Crecencia loved being with all her family, friends. Being a Client of the MARC House, she enjoyed working at the Rainbow Café. Her smiling face will be greatly missed.

Crecencia was preceded in death by her parents Manuel Arencibia and Berta Salome Rioseco, as well as brother Santiago Arencibia and sister Caridad Arencibia.

She is survived by her brothers, Francisco (Mercy) Arencibia, Jose Manuel (Laura) Arencibia, Simon (Tessie) Arencibia, Vicente (Maruca) Arencibia; sisters: Maria (Manuel) Ravelo, Lucrecia Aledo, Dominga (Pablo) Rioseco, Guillermina (Raul) Rioseco, Alejanderina Hernandez and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family would like to thank Dr. Boro's and Dr. Whiteside's office, caregiver Belkys Exposito and family, and a special thank you to Castillo & Thurstons Mortuary for all their services.

Funeral will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Castillo & Thurston Mortuary, 328 Truman Ave, Key West, Florida.

A mass will follow at The Basilica of Saint Mary Star of the Sea at 11 a.m., followed by interment at Key West Cemetery.