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Obituaries

Audrey Silas

AUDREY SILAS Audrey Silas 77, formerly of Key West, Florida, passed away on March 1, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The family will receive friends for a viewing on Friday, March 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Funeral services will take place Saturday, March 16, at 11 a.m., at Trinity Presbyterian[…]

Allana Kay Carter

ALLANA KAY CARTER Heaven has gained another angel. On Saturday, March 9, 2019, the Lord called His angel Allana Kay “Lonnie” Carter back to His heavenly palace to be with her beloved husband, Butch. Lonnie left this world surrounded by her sons and knowing the love that was felt for her by all of her[…]

Vincent Filaski

VINCENT FILASKI Vincent Filaski, 78, passed away suddenly on Feb. 28, 2019, at home in Key West, Florida. Vincent was born on Long Island, New York. Although he was a native son of the New York Metropolitan area, Vincent began putting down roots in the Florida Keys in the 1970’s with his wife, Florence, and[…]

Donald P. Harrell

DONALD P. HARRELL Donald P. Harrell passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Don grew up in Texas through his college years. He joined the U.S. Navy when he was 18 and did two tours in Vietnam as a corpsman, receiving two Purple Heart awards. Don was so incredibly proud[…]

Melba Sears-Davis

MELBA SEARS-DAVIS Melba Sears-Davis, 84, passed away on Feb. 27, 2019. A home-going service will take place on Saturday, March 9, at 1 p.m. at Trinity Wesleyan Methodist Church. Burial to follow in the family plot of the Key West City Cemetery. Key West Mortuary and Cremation Center, under the direction of Aaron J. Castillo[…]

Larry E. Doerr

LARRY E. DOERR Larry E. Doerr, 78, of Key West, passed away recently after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Pat, and son, Michael. Larry and his wife owned and operated Head to Tail Dog Grooming in Key West for many years.

Antonio Taylor

ANTONIO TAYLOR Antonio Taylor, 76, passed away on Feb. 22, 2019. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, March 9, at noon in the funeral home chapel. Key West Mortuary and Cremation Center, under the direction of Aaron J. Castillo LFD and Bernard N. Thurston Jr., are entrusted with all arrangements.

Edward A. Harley Jr.

EDWARD A. HARLEY JR. Ed (husband, dad, grandpa, brother and uncle) Harley departed this world with his family at his side on Friday, March 1, 2019, after a valiant struggle against many recent health issues. He was 77 years young. Ed was born in New York City on Nov. 11, 1941, where he spent much[…]

Raymond A. Judge

RAYMOND A. JUDGE Raymond Allen Judge 53, of Key West, FL passed away on Sunday Feb. 24, 2019. He was born on Jan. 16, 1966, in Key West to Richard and Martha Judge. Raymond was a lifetime resident of Key West. He worked at Courtyard Marriott in Key West. He is survived by his parents[…]

Don Louis Gates

Aug. 8, 1943-Feb. 21, 2019 Our beloved Don, husband, father and loyal friend to everyone, passed away from kidney failure. He was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to a big, loving family of nine siblings. He arrived in Key West while enlisted in the U.S. Navy in the 1960s. During the six years he served[…]