Walter D. Traitor |
October 13th, 1946 - February 26th, 2015 68 Years
Walter D. Traitor, 68, of Lakeland, FL, passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Born on October 13, 1946 in Alton, IL to the late Walter J. & Freda (Crabtree) Traitor, he was a retired Pathology Assistant with Naples (FL) Community Hospital. Walter loved fishing and the outdoors and he was a U.S. Marine Corp Veteran. Survivors include his wife, Carol Baley Traitor of Lakeland; his son, Partrick (Carmen) Traitor of Jacksonville, NC; his daughters: Eri ... Read more
Carol Asbill |
October 17th, 1963 - February 22nd, 2015 51 Years
Carol Ratchford Asbill, 51
Lakeland - Carol passed away unexpectedly Sunday, February 22. A native of Aiken, SC., Carol was a graduate of Aiken High School and Clemson University. She spent the majority of her career at Publix Supermarkets, ultimately as Manager of Associate Services.
Known for her servant’s heart, Carol was actively involved in numerous civic organizations, including the United Way of Central Florida, the Alliance for Independence, and the Achievement Academy.
Ca ... Read more
David Wayne Cahill |
June 24th, 1958 - February 22nd, 2015 56 Years
David Wayne Cahill, 56 of Lakeland died on Sunday, February 22. He was born on June 24, 1958, in West Covina, CA. He is survived by his wife Nell, brother Ted Fortenberry, sister Darla Kim, mother Margie Wilson, 3 sons, David Cahill II, Chris Cahill and Jason King and 2 daughters Catherine Hanna and Amanda Hughes and several loving family members. A memorial service will be held Thursday, February 26, at 2:00pm at Christina Park 625 County Road 540 A, Lakeland, FL 33813. ... Read more
Jane Marie Strickland |
August 17th, 1946 - February 21st, 2015 68 Years
BARTOW - Jane Marie Strickland, 68, passed away on February 21, 2015, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center after an eight week battle with cancer.
Jane was born August 17, 1946, in Bartow, Florida. She was the daughter of Nettie and William Bohde. Jane was a mother, educator and a teammate to her husband.
She graduated from Bartow High School and Queens College in Charlotte, N.C. She taught English at Lakeland and George Jenkins High Schools. After retiring as the English Department Head ... Read more
Virginia Lucille Haubry |
September 28th, 1916 - February 16th, 2015 98 Years
Virginia Lucille Haubry, 98
Polk City- Mrs. Virginia Lucille Haubry died on February 16, 2015 at her home due to natural causes. She was born September 28, 1916 in Bicknell, IN. She was a member of North Lakeland Presbyterian Church. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Nicholas F. Haubry, and brother, Rex Vaught. Survivors include son, Frank Haubry (Eva), Nineveh, IN., daughters, Carolee Stewart (William), Cape Coral, FL., Deborah Hall (Paul), Sophia, NC., Rebekah Hau ... Read more
George Kalivas |
May 6th, 1921 - February 15th, 2015 93 Years
LAKELAND - George Kalivas, 93 passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015, in Lakeland, FL. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He was a Veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Navy. During his professional career, George owned several restaurants in Philadelphia and Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Following his retirement, he moved to Lakeland, FL, in 1995, from Bucks County, PA, where he resided until his passing. He was a parishioner at St. Josephs Roman Catholic C ... Read more
Evan Gregory Gardner |
December 28th, 1990 - February 15th, 2015 24 Years
Evan Gregory Gardner, 24
Hungry Howies Cook/Publix Baker
Sacramento, New Mexico- Mr. Evan Gregory Gardner died on February 15, 2015 due to an ATV accident. He was born December 28, 1990 in Lakeland, Florida. Evan was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Evan attended McKeel Academy and graduated from George Jenkins High School. He was an avid video gamer, he loved the outdoors, riding four wheelers and target shooting.
Survivors include his parents, Greg and Patty Gardner, Lakela ... Read more
RICHARD F. "DICK" LEIS |
January 15th, 1937 - February 14th, 2015 78 Years
RICHARD F. "DICK"
Dick's Auto Sales
LAKELAND - Richard F. "Dick" Leis, age 78, passed away on Saturday, February 14, 2015, at his home, after a brief battle with leukemia. Dick was born in Miamisburg, Ohio, on January 15, 1937. He came to Polk County in 1947.
He was preceded in death by his parents Richard C. and Irene Leis. He is survived by his wife, Doryce; son Richard (Kim) Leis of Bloomington, IL; daughter Diane (Mike) Coker of Lakeland; brothers Jim (Connie) Leis of Dou ... Read more
Luis A. DeJesus |
September 13th, 1942 - February 13th, 2015 72 Years
Lakeland – DeJesus, Luis A, age 72, of Lakeland, Florida passed away on Friday, February 13, 2015 due to kidney failure at his home surrounded by family and friends. Luis was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico to the late Cristobal DeJesus and Gloria Gonzalez. Luis was a resident of Bridgeport, CT for 55 years and then came to Lakeland, Florida in 1997.
Luis was an avid New York Mets fan and enjoyed watching all their games on TV or in person. He also enjoyed playing pool, poker, and dominos w ... Read more
Giovanna Rolfi Scharar |
May 28th, 1934 - February 12th, 2015 80 Years
Giovanna Rolfi Scharar,
Lakeland - Giovanna Rolfi Scharar, 80, of Lakeland, Florida, passed away on Feburary 12, 2015.
Ms. Scharar is survived by her daughter, Ginnie Busbey; son Riccardo brother Giuliano; and grandson Brian Busbey, his wife Mackenzie;and three great- granddaughters Emily, Stella and Charolette.
Giovanna was Born on May 28, 1934 in Prano, Italy. She came to Lakeland in 1961, and established herself in the local retailing stores. She created Janice Fashion Design and A ... Read more
Carmen L. McNeill |
June 12th, 1932 - February 11th, 2015 82 Years
Carmen L. McNeill, 82
Mulberry – Carmen L. McNeill, 82, passed away on February 11, 2015, from complications following surgery.
She was born in Keegan, ME, on June 12, 1932. She grew up in Skowhegan, ME, and a graduate of Skowhegan High School, class 1950. She married her high school sweetheart, Alvin McNeill, on June 14, 1952.
In the early 1960s, they moved to Brooklyn, CT, and Carmen served as the town’s tax collector. The McNeills also owned the Skateland Rollerskating Ri ... Read more
Kenneth A. Kozbiel, Sr. |
June 11th, 1945 - February 10th, 2015 69 Years
Kenneth A. Kozbiel, Sr., 69 died Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at his residence. He is survived by his wife Susan, son Ken Jr, daughter Kelly, brother Fred, sister Lea and several grandchildren. ... Read more
Venus Koger Griffin |
June 29th, 1921 - February 9th, 2015 93 Years
VENUS KOGER GRIFFIN, 93
LAKELAND – Venus Koger Griffin, 93, of Lakeland, FL, passed away on February 9, 2015 at Highlands Lake Center in Lakeland due to natural causes.
She was born in the community of Parmleysville, Kentucky on June 29, 1921 to George and Florence (Gregory) Koger.
After graduating high school and in her early 20’s, she moved to Ypsilanti, Michigan where she attended business college. During that time she met her future husband, Thomas Vern Griffin and they married o ... Read more
Tyler Robert McQueen |
April 22nd, 1992 - February 8th, 2015 22 Years
Tyler Robert McQueen, a life-long resident of Lakeland, Fl. died unexpectedly on February 8, 2015, at the age of 22.
He was born in Lakeland, Florida on April 22, 1992. A graduate of Lakeland High School, he attended Tallahassee Community College. He was active in all types of sports activities. On December 14th, 2011, he welcomed the birth of his Daughter Braelyn, who was the most important part of his life. Tyler was a devoted father and fisherman who enjoyed all things on the water in ... Read more