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Obituaries

James Wright

JAMES WRIGHT James Wright was born June 4, 1935 and passed away April 28, 2019. He was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, where he worked 23 years for Standard Oil of Ohio, successfully building up a business for service stations. At the age of 22, he entered the Ohio National Guard and served honorably[…]

Martha Sawyer

MARTHA SAWYER On May 11, 2019, Martha Sawyer, loving wife, mother, grandmother, family member and friend, passed away at 74 years old. The daughter of Juan and Gloria Avila, and daughter-in-law of Berlin (Mickey) and Elena Sawyer, she was born in Key West and graduated KWHS Class of 1962, where she loved being a majorette.[…]

Robert Eugene Spencer

ROBERT EUGENE SPENCER Robert (Bobby) Eugene Spencer passed away on May 13, 2019. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Jerry Spencer, his sons, Robert Spencer (Cindy) and Richard Spencer (Wanda), his daughter, Rhonda Recupero (Tony), and grandchildren Eddie Williams (Dee),[…]

Martha Sawyer

MARTHA SAWYER On May 11, 2019, Martha Sawyer, loving wife, mother, grandmother, family member and friend, passed away at 74 years old. The daughter of Juan and Gloria Avila, and daughter-in-law of Berlin (Mickey) and Elena Sawyer, she was born in Key West and graduated Key West High School Class of 1962, where she loved[…]

Kathryn Rodriguez

KATHRYN RODRIGUEZ Nov. 19, 1941-May 9, 2019 Kathy passed away in her sleep in Covington, Georgia. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Nilo Rodriguez, parents Charles and Kathryn Perpall, sisters Alma Underhill and Dorothy Keene. Kathy was born in Miami, Florida, but moved to Key West when she was 11 years old, met[…]

Jacob M. Humbert Jr.

JACOB M. HUMBERT JR. Jacob M. Humbert Jr. was born Jan. 10, 1931 at 804 Caroline St., Key West, Florida. He was a master carpenter. He is preceded in death by his parents Jacob Humbert and Ellen Eugenia and son Jacob Humbert III. He is survived by his loving wife Margie Cook, son Jeffrey B.[…]

Cornelius William Henderson

CORNELIUS WILLIAM HENDERSON A memorial service for Cornelius William Henderson, aka “Corn,” will be held Saturday, May 18, at 12:30 p.m. at Bethel AME Church, 223 Truman Ave., Key West, Florida.

Betty Walker

BETTY WALKER Betty passed away peacefully on May 5, 2019. She was born and raised in Key West and proud to be a member of the Arnold family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vaughan Walker, daughter Robin Sjursen, brother William Arnold, and two sisters, Josephine Parker and Maryann Arnold. She is survived[…]

William Reeves Gaston Sr.

WILLIAM REEVES GASTON SR. July 10, 1947 – May 11, 2019 It is with great sadness that the family of William “Bill” Reeves Gaston Sr. announces his unexpected passing on May 11, 2019, while doing what he most enjoyed, flying his airplane. Bill was born on July 10, 1947, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, the son[…]

William Henderson

WILLIAM HENDERSON A memorial service for Cornelius William Henderson, aka “Corn,” will be held Saturday, May 18, at 12:30 p.m. at Bethel AME Church, 223 Truman Ave., Key West, Florida.