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Obituaries

Prakash G. Jagasia

PRAKASH G. JAGASIA Prakash G. Jagasia 60, of Key West, Florida, passed away on Thursday Aug. 30, 2018 at Lower Keys Medical Center. He was born on May 2, 1958 in Bombay, India, to the late Gobindram and Lela Jagasia. He is survived by his wife Katherine Jagasia of Key West, two brothers and two[…]

Melissa Russell

MELISSA RUSSELL Melissa Russell, 90, of St. Petersburg, passed away on Aug. 23, 2018. She is survived by her loving family Floyd, JC, Carol, and Rachael. The Russells married 65 years ago at the First Methodist Church in Islamorada, in the Florida Keys where they resided before moving to St. Petersburg. In January of 1965,[…]

Harvey Rochman

HARVEY ROCHMAN Harvey Rochman, an eccentric figure in Key West for over 40 years, passed away on Aug. 21, 2018, after battling cancer for several months. A self-described “garrulous recluse,” Harvey was a film producer and internationally known media facilitator, conducting all his business over the telephone from his mysteriously reclusive Key West abode. Born[…]

Frederick (Freddie) Calvin Losley

FREDERICK (FREDDIE) CALVIN LOSLEY 11/13/1956 – 01/03/2018 “You better get ready for Freddie … ‘cause Freddie’s ready for you!” The locals might remember that old “catchy“ radio jingle about Freddie’s dad. His parents owned Westinghouse Appliances and Summerland Electric. Freddie was born in Key West, Florida on Nov. 13, 1956. At the time of his[…]

Patricia ‘Pantalones’ Ramos Zurheide

PATRICIA RAMOS ZURHEIDE Patricia “Pantalones” Ramos Zurheide, 46, of Key West, Florida passed away on Aug. 22, 2018. She was born on Feb. 6, 1972 in Madrid, Spain to Alejandro Ramos and Mercedes Rodriguez. She was raised in Madrid, Spain by her parents and younger brother Victor. She moved to New York to live with[…]

Miss Jessie Watkins

JESSIE WATKINS Miss Jessie Watkins, 95, passed away on Thursday evening, Aug. 23, 2018 in the same home on Grinnell Street in which she was born. She was born in Key West on March 5, 1923. Miss Jessie excelled in school and graduated from Key West High in 1940 as valedictorian, retired from the U.S.[…]

Patricia Zurheide

PATRICIA ZURHEIDE Patricia Zurheide 46, of Key West, Florida passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at her residence in Key West. A funeral mass will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday Aug. 30, at the Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea. The Dean-Lopez Funeral Home is entrusted with all funeral arrangements.

James H. Peters

JAMES H. PETERS James H. Peters, 75, of Key Colony Beach, Florida and Marblehead, Ohio passed away at Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky, Ohio on Aug. 19, 2018. He was born Aug. 22, 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of James H. and Mary Sue (Rooney) Peters, Sr. On Nov. 13, 1971 he married Linda[…]

Yvan Agbo

YVAN AGBO July 6, 1967-Aug. 15, 2018 Yvan Agbo, one of Key West’s greatest musicians, passed away on Aug. 15, 2018, suddenly and too soon. Yvan, a French national, was born in Dakar, Senegal and began playing guitar at 4. He left behind his music to comfort all those that loved him, as he transcends[…]

Dennis Alvin Chandler

DENNIS ALVIN CHANDLER March 20, 1955-Aug. 11, 2018 Dennis was preceded in death by his father Hughes Chandler, mother Lillie (Kinsey) Chandler, both from Atlanta, Georgia and his wife Sandra (Sam) Chandler of Key West, Florida. He is survived by mother-in-law Ivey Senior, sister-in-law Susanne Alexander, sons Jonathan Joseph and the love of his life,[…]