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Frank Sturgis

FRANK STURGIS A great friend of many Key Westers, Frank Sturgis, born Aug. 19, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully and unexpectedly on Jan. 30, 2018. He was comfortably seated in his recliner while watching CNN; coincidently, the State of the Union Address was on that evening (one can only wonder). He is survived[…]

Jerry Jennings Coleman

JERRY JENNINGS COLEMAN Jerry Jennings Coleman, fondly known as “JJ,” was born July 25, 1959, and went to be with the Lord on March 7, 2018. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and was educated in Columbus public schools. At the age of 19 he joined the U.S. Marines, where he served in Guantanamo Bay.[…]

Barbara Lucille Forrester Kraker

BARBARA LUCILLE FORRESTER KRAKER Barbara Lucille Forrester Kraker passed away March 5, 2018. She was born Oct. 1, 1927 in Columbus, Ohio to the late William Ronald and Lucille Creed Forrester. She was a graduate of North High School with the class of 1945.  After graduation she attended and graduated from the Ohio State University[…]

Susan Ferry

SUSAN FERRY 1963-2018 Susan Ferry passed away peacefully in February 2018, after a short illness. She was the executive chef of CafĂ© Marquesa in Key West, for 20 years. Susan built a reputation as a fierce perfectionist in a mostly male-dominated profession. Her dishes were inventive, delicious and consistent. Susan always maintained her professional standards[…]

Walter Hamilton Taylor

WALTER HAMILTON TAYLOR 1938-2017 After serving several Episcopal churches, Walter Hamilton Taylor retired as dean of Christ Church Cathedral. Since 2002, Walter served as part-time winter associate at St. Paul’s in Key West. There will be a service of evensong in thanksgiving for his life among us at St. Paul’s on Tuesday, March 13, at[…]

Richard L. McKee

RICHARD L. McKEE Richard L. McKee was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey, on Sept. 9, 1944, and passed away Feb. 6, 2018, after a long illness.  Richard graduated from Lincoln High School in Jersey City, where he was elected president of the Student Union, a member of the Honor Society and the Lincoln[…]

Jay Daniel Hufnagel

JAY DANIEL HUFNAGEL Jay Daniel Hufnagel, known to family and friends as “Jay D” or “Huff,” left this world on Feb. 20, 2018 at the age of 38, while pursuing his family’s dream in the Florida Keys on the island of Big Pine Key. Jay is survived by his wife of 11 years, Nicole Hufnagel[…]

James McLaughlin

JAMES McLAUGHLIN 69 years young James McLaughlin passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, at Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami. Jim and his wife, Jackie, owned and operated Auto Body Specialties in Marco Island, Florida for 23 years.  Moving to the Keys in 2001, they own and operated J & J Sawyer Paint and Supply[…]

George Louis de Coster

GEORGE LOUIS De COSTER George Louis de Coster, 96, departed this world on March 5, 2018, following a short illness. A resident of Key West since 1977, he is survived by his foster-sister Jacqueline Tretinik (William), his sons Jacques (Molly) and Charles, his grandsons Sebastian (Mary), Julien (Amanda) and George (Raluca), and his great-grand-children Gabrielle,[…]

Cynthia ‘Cindy’ Lynn Garcia

CYNTHIA ‘CINDY’ LYNN GARCIA Cynthia “Cindy” Lynn Garcia, 55, of Carrollton, formerly of Key West, Florida, passed away March 7, 2018. Service will be conducted Saturday, March 10, at 2 p.m. at Martin and Hightower Heritage Chapel. Interment will be in Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday, March[…]