Obituaries

Sunday, August 17, 2014
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MARJORIE LINDA AQUINO

June 7, 1952 - July 23, 2014

After living with and suffering with M.S. for many years, Margie Aquino, 62, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, peacefully during surgery. Margie had a very challenging and difficult life. She deserved better. Her sister, Phyllis Krantzman, of Austin, Texas, is filled with sadness at her passing and misses her emails. She would like to thank Cora, Tim, Sarah and all other friends for caring, loving and giving to Margie making her life happier and easier. May her memory be a blessing. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. To contact her sister, send an email to phylliskrantzman@me.com.

Sunday, August 17, 2014
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JEAN BARON

Jean Baron passed away on August 9, following a lengthy illness. Jean was smart, caring and funny, loved good books, great food, children, and the time she spent with family in Key West.

A graduate from Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, Jean was a whirlwind of energy, managing to raise four kids, review childrens' books for the Chicago Tribune and teach Journalism at Northwestern University, while still finding time to be a Cub Scout Den Mother, organize book fairs, create wonderful meals and bake terrific bread. Jean was deeply involved in liberal politics and a champion of public libraries.

Jean is survived by her sons, James Baron (Tucson, Ariz.), Philip Baron (Northbrook, Ill.), Elliot Baron (Key West, Fla. and Chapel Hill, N.C.) and a daughter, Molly Baars (Elmhurst, Ill.). Grandchildren include Audrey Baron and Lucy Baron.

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Sunday, August 17, 2014
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CATHERINE SWIECKOWSKI

Catherine Swieckowski, 65, passed away peacefully at home in Sebastian, Fla., with her loving family.

She was a fourth generation Key West (Conch) Native. Those who knew Catherine will always remember her generosity and drive to stand up to all tasks.

She is survived by her loving husband Stanley, her two sons Blaine and Todd and her mother Rose Marie Munro.

A graveside service will be held at Key West Cemetery on a date to be determined. To send condolences, please visit www.seawindsfh.com.

Sunday, August 17, 2014
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Ricky R. Schuyler

Ricky Randel Schuyler, 59, of Big Coppitt Key, Fla., passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at his home. Memorial services will be held at a later date. The Dean-Lopez Funeral Home is entrusted with all funeral arrangements.