Obituaries

Thursday, July 28, 2016

LINDA JEAN GAST (BROOKS)

Linda Jean Gast (Brooks) of Key Colony Beach, Florida, 69, died peacefully on July 22, 2016 in Miami. Linda was born January 4, 1947, in Framingham, Massachusetts, the daughter of Morton A. Brooks and Marion Z. Brooks (Hill).

Linda thoroughly enjoyed her grandchildren of whom she was very proud. She was devoted to her family and many friends....

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

ROBERT G. BOOMER

“Beloved Husband, Father, Step-father, Grandfather and Step-grandfather”

Robert George Boomer, 91, formerly of Essex, Connecticut, and most recently of Spring Hill Continuing Care Retirement Community Erie, Pennsylvania, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 30, 1925, a son of the late Howard and Ger...

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

JAMES R. MASTIN

James R. Mastin, of Miami, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016. For 36 years, he was the beloved husband of Deborah Bovarnick Mastin; loving father of Loren Mastin Ward, Seth Mastin and Taly Dvorkis and Jonathan Mastin; and adored grandfather of Samantha, Angela, Ashton and Niko.

Memorial services were held at Beth David Congregation, 2625 SW 3rd Ave....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

COL. HAROLD PHILMORE WELLS SR., U.S. ARMY (Ret.), Ph.D.

Col. Harold Philmore Wells, Sr., U.S. Army (Ret.), Ph.D., 90, of Johns Island, South Carolina, husband of the late Lula “Bettye” Monteith Wells, entered into eternal rest Sunday, July 24, 2016. 

The family will receive friends Friday, July 29, 2016 at J. Henry Stuhr Funeral Home, West Ashley Chap...

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

BERNARD KAPLAN

Bernard Kaplan, affectionately known to his friends and family as “Bernie”, died on July 24, 2016, at Key West Health & Rehabilitation in Key West, Florida. He was 85 years old. He will be interred at Key West City Cemetery near his sister, Rose Einhorn, who predeceased him in March.

Born June 25, 1931, in Bronx, New York, Bernie moved t...

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Monday, July 25, 2016

BERNARD KAPLAN

Bernard Kaplan, affectionately known to his friends and family as “Bernie”, died on July 24, 2016, at Key West Health & Rehabilitation in Key West, FL. He was 85 years old. He will be interred at Key West City Cemetery near his sister, Rose Einhorn who predeceased him in March. 

Born June 25, 1931, in Bronx, New York, Bernie moved t...

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Monday, July 25, 2016

REV. ARLO DAVID PETERSON

The Rev. Arlo David Peterson passed away peacefully at home on July 9, 2016 surrounded by family and loved ones. A celebration of life and service is Aug. 10, 2016, at United Methodist Church, Cadillac, Michigan.    

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

CLAUDINA (NENA) RODRIGUEZ

Claudina Rodriguez was born in Quivican Havana, Cuba on Aug. 23, 1916. She passed away peacefully on Friday, July 22, 2016 at Key West Health and Rehabilitation Center. 

She is preceded in death by one of her brothers Domingo Rodriguez and a sister Herminia Perez, both of Key West, and five brothers and sister of Cuba. 

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

THOMAS JERRY COTTAR

1933 – 2016

Thomas “Jerry” was born in San Pedro, California in 1933 to Granville and Elizabeth; the Navy brought them to Key West at a young age where he enjoyed a Key West that most of us will never know. 

Jerry found his love of the ocean working as a hand on a shrimp boat, which led him to follow in his fath...

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

JOHN ANDREW KATUBI

John Andrew Katubi, 71, died July 12, 2016 in Hospice Care in Key West, Florida, after an extended battle with illness.  

He was born March 30, 1945 in Philadelphia, Pa., to Andrew and Margaret (Gaghan) Katubi. John grew up with a love of trapping and fishing. 

Following his service in the U.S. Navy, he had a successful...

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

DR. LEE DODEZ

Dr. Lee Dodez passed away on July 20, 2016 at the age of 82.

Lee Dodez was born in 1934 and raised in Ohio. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a doctorate of philosophy in philology in 1962. 

He taught at Coral Gables High School in 1959 and 1960, and then went on to teach at The University of Maryland, Florida Atlantic U...

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