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Obituaries

Neal Hirsch

NEAL HIRSCH 6/23/1942- 3/15/2019 Dad lived a wonderful life. He had many experiences and twists of fate. He was most known for owning Property Management of Key West — one of the first property management companies on the island. It grew and sprouted out, then diminished to a comfortable place. He loved to oversee renovations[…]

Gertrude Yvonne (Moore) Presley

GERTRUDE YVONNE (MOORE) PRESLEY March 7, 2019 Gertrude Yvonne (Moore) Presley, 80, Palm Coast, Florida, peacefully returned home to God on Thursday, March 7, 2019 after a brave battle with congestive heart failure and cancer. Yvonne was a native Key West Conch, born to Paul Moore Sr. and Ora Marie Moore in May 1938. She[…]

Sam Riek

SAM RIEK 1961-2019 Sam (George Clifton Riek Jr.) passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Sam was born in Mesa, Arizona, to George and Kathleen Riek (deceased). He graduated from Brophy College Prep in Phoenix, Arizona, Class of ‘79, attended culinary academy in Phoenix and spent a long career as[…]

Robert Minter Johnson II

ROBERT MINTER JOHNSON II Robert Minter Johnson II, aka “Jumper Johnson”, 63, passed away on March 13, 2019 in his home in Manning, South Carolina. He was born Oct. 25. 1955 in Key West, Florida to Robert Sr. and Ramona Johnson. After graduating from Key West High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, Airborne[…]

Janet Lee (O’Brien) Kelly

JANET LEE (O’BRIEN) KELLY 2/4/1944 – 2/28/2019 Janet Kelly, 75, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in Fort Myers, Florida on Feb. 28, 2019, after a brief illness. Janet was born on Feb. 4, 1944, in Lowell, Massachusetts to William J. O’Brien and Jeanette Blanche Landry. She married Robert Emmet Kelly Jr. of Tyngsborough,[…]

James G. Joiner Jr.

JAMES G. JOINER JR. James G. Joiner Jr. “Cappy,” 81, of Placida, Florida left this Earth on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from his Charlotte County residence. Born on June 7, 1937 on Boca Grande, Florida to the late James and Elvera (Rodriguez) Joiner, he was an avid hunter and fisherman. A tarpon guide for 46[…]

Richard Toomer

RICHARD TOOMER Richard “Ricky” Toomer, 64, a life-long resident of Key West, Florida, went to his final shrimping grounds on March 14, 2019. He will be greatly missed by his loving siblings, Jeanie (Gene) Roberts, Eddie (Andrea) Toomer, Roy (Gina) Toomer and Coleen (Edward) Gartenmayer, as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He[…]

Raymond Allen Judge

RAYMOND ALLEN JUDGE Raymond Allen Judge, 53, son of Richard and Martha Judge, passed away unexpectedly at home in Key West on Feb. 24, 2019. Raymond was born on Jan. 16, 1966, at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. He spent the first 11 years of his life in Key West, attending Harris and Truman elementary[…]

Norma Elaine MacDonald

NORMA ELAINE MACDONALD Norma Elaine MacDonald, 90, of Big Pine Key, Florida, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019 at Lower Keys Medical Center in Key West. She was born on Sept. 13, 1928 at Ubly, Michigan to the late Alfred and Elma (Binkin) Bartley. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church[…]

Brian Anthony Walterson

BRIAN ANTHONY WALTERSON Dec. 5, 1977 – Dec. 7, 2018 Brian passed away in Atlanta, Georgia, on Dec. 7, 2018. Born Dec. 5, 1977 and raised in Key West, Florida, Brian was one of three siblings. He graduated from Key West High School Class of 1996. He was a creative spirit who loved art, music,[…]