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Obituaries

Veronica (Cyrwus) Araujo

VERONICA (CYRWUS) ARAUJO Passed away on Dec. 10, 2019. Service to be held at The Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 5:30 p.m.

Reggie Jenkins

REGGIE JENKINS Reggie Jenkins, age 75, of LaFollette, Tennessee, formerly of Key West, Florida passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. He was a long-time resident of Key West, Florida and owner of the Island Shoe Box for 25 years. He loved to travel and play Santa for many years. He[…]

Joseph B. DeLuca

JOSEPH B. DELUCA Distinguished playwright, actor and dispenser of mirth, Joe DeLuca passed on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Mount Sinai, Miami Beach. On stage he is best remembered for his roles at the Red Barn Theatre during it’s Golden Age, playing Barnet Cashman in “ The Last of The Red[…]

Frank J. Manson

FRANK J. MANSON Frank J. Manson, age 95, passed away peacefully after a long full life on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at his home in Gulf Breeze, Florida. He was born on Jan. 25, 1924 in Red Bank, New Jersey. During World War II, Frank graduated from Naval Flight School[…]

Barbara Carey Allen

BARBARA CAREY ALLEN Barbara Carey Allen, 77, passed away on Nov. 27, 2019 in Palm Beach, Florida following complications from heart surgery. Barbara was preceded in death by parents Lucretia Hernandez Carey and Henry “Radio” Carey, brother Thomas “Bubba” Carey, and husband Doug “JavaBrown” Allen. She is survived by brothers[…]

Valdine Schwilm Parrott Maynard

VALDINE SCHWILM PARROTT MAYNARD Valdine Schwilm Parrott Maynard passed unexpectedly on Jan. 12, 2020 at the age of 68. A graduate of Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania, she came to Florida for two weeks and never went back. Val loved nature and animals; nothing was more exciting than a flower[…]

Robert Garcia-Cruz

ROBERT GARCIA-CRUZ Robert Garcia-Cruz, 80, of Key West, Florida passed away on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 at Lower Keys Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at a later date. The Dean-Lopez Funeral Home is entrusted with all funeral arrangements.

Barbara Carey Allen

BARBARA CAREY ALLEN Barbara Carey Allen, 77, passed away on Nov. 27, 2019, in Palm Beach, Florida, following complications from heart surgery. Barbara was preceded in death by parents Lucretia Hernandez Carey and Henry “Radio” Carey, brother Thomas “Bubba” Carey, and husband Doug “JavaBrown” Allen. She is survived by brothers[…]

Carl L. Saunders

CARL L. SAUNDERS Carl L. Saunders, formerly of Key West, passed away on Wednesday, New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2020 in Miami, Florida. The funeral service will be held on Friday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m. at Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 4875 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami. Condolences may[…]

Hildelisa Mesa

HILDELISA MESA Hildelisa Mesa, 60, of Key West, Florida passed away on Friday, Jan. 10, at Baptist Hospital in Miami, Florida. She was born on Nov. 2, 1959 in San Francisco de Paula, Cuba to the late Blas and Hortensia Rodriguez Mesa. She is survived by her husband, Leonardo Hernandez;[…]