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Obituaries

Janet Recio Hayes

Janet Recio Hayes Janet Recio Hayes, a fifth-generation Key Wester born Sept. 27, 1942, died Sept. 18, 2018 following a long illness. Janet was the daughter of Dr. John B. Hayes and Ida Kerr Hayes, deceased. Janet’s maternal great-grandfather was William Kerr, the architect of the Convent of Mary Immaculate, the Customs House and the[…]

Charles W. (Billy) Pinder

CHARLES W. (BILLY) PINDER Charles W. (Billy) Pinder, 94, a resident of Union City, Tennessee, passed on to his heavenly home on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 9, 2018, at Baptist Hospital in Union City. Mr. Pinder was born on June 10, 1924, in Key West, Florida, the son of the late Robert and Edith (Knowles) Pinder.[…]

Lovonda Joann Sawyer-Yount

LOVONDA J. SAWYER-YOUNT Lovonda Joann Sawyer-Yount passed on Sept. 15, 2018 in Key West under the care of Hospice. She is survived by her husband James Yount; sister Glendora Sawyer Sher; numerous nephews, nieces and great nieces and nephews. Lovonda was born in Key West on April 26, 1932 to Edmund Sawyer Sr. and Eula[…]

Neil Call

NEIL CALL Neil Call, 85, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 at Lower Keys Medical Center in Key West. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Judson Call and Glynnis Amluxen Call. Neil leaves his wife of 40 years, Eleanor (King) Call; his daughter, Laura Leavell (Steve); his son, Keith Call (Lisa); and[…]

Richard Ward Gardner

RICHARD WARD GARDNER Richard Ward Gardner, 61, of Big Pine Key, Florida passed away suddenly from a massive heart attack on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. A memorial will be held at his beloved Key West High School Auditorium on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. After the memorial, there will be a gathering in the[…]

Neil Call

NEIL CALL Neil Call, 85, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 at Lower Keys Medical Center in Key West. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Judson Call and Glynnis Amluxen Call. Neil leaves his wife of 40 years, Eleanor (King) Call; his daughter, Laura Leavell (Steve); his son, Keith Call (Lisa); grandchildren[…]

Gilda Maria Boza

GILDA MARIA BOZA Gilda Maria Boza, 65, passed peacefully away on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 after a valiant fight against leukemia. She was born June 13, 1953 in Key West, Florida to her parents Gildo and Aida Canalejo. She was married to John Anthony Boza, whom she loved dearly. Gilda was preceded in death by[…]

Dolores Carmen Soldano

DOLORES CARMEN SOLDANO Dolores Carmen Soldano, the much-beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend, passed away gently and peacefully on Monday, Sept. 3, surrounded by her family. She was a lifelong resident of Key West, born Oct. 5, 1930 to Oscar and Virginia Soldano. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband[…]

Claribel (Clara) Rivas

CLARIBEL (CLARA) RIVAS Jensen Beach, Claribel (Clara) Rivas passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 surrounded by family. Services are at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 623 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart, Florida 34994. The family asks to consider donations to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church or Treasure Coast Hospice. Clara[…]

Neil Call

NEIL CALL Neil Call, 85, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 at Lower Keys Medical Center in Key West. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Judson Call and Glynnis Amluxen Call. Neil leaves his wife of 40 years, Eleanor (King) Call; his daughter, Laura Leavell (Steve); his son, Keith Call (Lisa); grandchildren[…]