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Gustavo ‘Gus’ Rafael Alfonso Jr.

GUSTAVO ‘GUS’ RAFAEL ALFONSO JR. 07/08/62 – 01/26/19 It is with great sadness the family of Gustavo “Gus” Alfonso announces his passing, after a brief illness, on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at the age of 56. Gus was born in Key West, Florida to Gustavo Alfonso Sr. and Beckie Hall on July 8, 1962. He[…]

Michael John Foley

MICHAEL JOHN FOLEY Michael John Foley, 77, died Jan. 25, 2019, at home in Key West, Florida after a brief illness having been diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis on Dec. 23. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carolyn (Davenport) Foley, daughter Jennifer Pleasants (John) of Portola Valley, California, and son John Foley[…]

Gustavo ‘Gus’ Rafael Alfonso Jr.

GUSTAVO ‘GUS’ RAFAEL ALFONSO, JR. 07/08/62 – 01/26/19 It is with great sadness the family of Gustavo “Gus” Alfonso announces his passing, after a brief illness, on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at the age of 56. Gus was born in Key West, Florida to Gustavo Alfonso Sr. and Beckie Hall on July 8, 1962. He[…]

Elvera Knowles

ELVERA KNOWLES Elvera Knowles, 75, passed away on Jan. 26, 2019. The family will receive friends for a public viewing on Friday, Feb. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will take place Saturday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 717 Simonton St., Key West. Key[…]

Edward (Eddie) Warren Gates III

EDWARD WARREN GATES III Edward Warren Gates III, 35, of Key West, passed away suddenly on Jan. 23, 2019. Edward was born in Key West to Edward Jr. and Christine Gates on Nov. 2, 1983. He graduated from Key West High School in 2002 and from the City of Key West Sponsored Fire Academy in[…]

Anitra Brown

ANITRA BROWN Anitra Brown, 42, passed away on Jan. 18, 2019. The family will receive friends for a public viewing on Friday, Feb. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will take place Saturday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m. at Bethel AME Church, 223 Truman Ave., Key West. Key[…]

Edward (Eddie) Warren Gates III

EDWARD WARREN GATES III Edward Warren Gates III, 35, of Key West, passed away suddenly on Jan. 23, 2019. Edward was born in Key West to Edward Jr. and Christine Gates on Nov. 2, 1983. He graduated from Key West High School in 2002 and from the City of Key West-sponsored Fire Academy in 2015.[…]

Robert Stewart Axford

ROBERT STEWART AXFORD Robert Stewart Axford, painter, sculptor and teacher, died on Jan. 14, 2019 in Key West. Bob came to Key West in 1976 with his wife, Terri, and son, Rob, and was proud to call Key West his home. He frequently kidded that all his friends in the Northeast envied his life in[…]

Onelia Pinder

ONELIA PINDER It is with great sadness that the family of Onelia Pinder announces her passing on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Onelia will be lovingly remembered by her four children, Mario Mira Jr (Virginia), Daniel Mira Sr. (Peggy), Gloria Smith and Nancy Guess (Don), along with her 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter.[…]

Miriam Nila Garcia

MIRIAM NILA GARCIA Miriam Nila Garcia, 82, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2019, surrounded by her family and close friends at Lower Keys Medical Center. Miriam was born on Sept. 26, 1936 in Havana, Cuba. Miriam was preceded in death by her mother Maria Cacimiro, her father Eustiquio Fernandez and her sister Ibis[…]