Lenoir Dekle Warren |
February 12th, 1921 - March 24th, 2015 94 Years
Lenoir Dekle Warren, 94
Lenoir Dekle Warren went to be with the Lord on the evening of March 24th, 2015 at the age of 94.
A resident of Lakeland during most of the first half of the 20th century, Lenoir was the valedictorian of Lakeland High School’s class of 1938. She went on to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in Education from Florida State College for Woman in 1942. After both teaching and working as a school librarian for many years, she dedicated herself fulltime to her family. ... Read more
Thomas P. Daley Jr. |
May 19th, 1930 - March 22nd, 2015 84 Years
Lakeland-Thomas P. Daley Jr. Passed away March 22, 2015 at L.R.M.C.
Tom was born on May 19, 1930 in Worcester, MA and was the eldest of three children. He moved to Lakeland 44 years ago from Tantallon, MD.
Tom was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army and proudly served his country as a Green Beret paratrooper in the 187th Regimental Combat Team during the Korean War. He was a retired Sales Manager for BBS, and an entrepreneur owning his own lounge “Tom Daleys”as well as The Smokehouse Restaura ... Read more
Joseph B. Tedder |
June 23rd, 1931 - March 20th, 2015 83 Years
Joseph B. Tedder, 83
Certified Public Accountant
Joseph B. Tedder passed away at Lakeland Regional Health on Friday, March 20th. Joe was born in Taylor County, FL June 23, 1931 and lived in Lakeland since 1964.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, and graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1961. He was a Certified Public Accountant and opened Tedder, Grimsley, and Company CPA firm in Lakeland before merging with another local ... Read more
Joe L. Saunders |
December 25th, 1943 - March 12th, 2015 71 Years
Joe L. Saunders, 71
Lakeland - Joe L. Saunders, 71, was received by the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, as he peacefully passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015, from Lewy Body Disease. He was born on December 25, 1943, in Lakeland, Florida.
Joe had a passion for cars, racing, clocks, teaching and helping children, and was also an Eagle Scout. He started his career with NASA in Houston but came back to Lakeland to teach seventh grade science at Southwest Jr. High. Joe lat ... Read more
Rose P. Allegato |
January 6th, 1931 - March 11th, 2015 84 Years
Rose P. Allegato, 84
Lakeland – Ms. Rose P. Allegato, age 84, went to her eternal rest on March 11, 2015. Rose was born in Brooklyn, New York, on January 6, 1931 and moved to Lakeland in 1944.
She started her journalism career early, serving as Editor of The Bagpipe at Lakeland High School and Editor of The Southern at Florida Southern College. Rose was a pioneer for newswomen and worked at several newspapers including the Detroit Free Press, Miami Herald and The Ledger ... Read more
Emma Rita Powella |
January 7th, 1924 - March 9th, 2015 91 Years
Emma Rita Powella, 91
Lakeland - Emma Rita Powella passed away in her sleep on March 9, 2015. She was born in Paterson, N.J. She and husband Emil moved to Lakeland in 1948. A widow since 1971, Rita worked at Florida Southern College in cancer research where she received a BA degree in psychology. She filled many roles at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, volunteering for over 60 years. Her role as bereavement coordinator allowed her to help so many.
Rita is survived by her sons, Emil and Ruhl, ... Read more
Jerry Mason Wines |
December 18th, 1936 - March 6th, 2015 78 Years
JERRY MASON WINES
December 18, 1932 – March 6, 2015
J. Mason Wines of Lakeland, Florida passed away peacefully on March 6, 2015.
Mason was born on December 18, 1936 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina the only child of Johnnie and Virginia Wines. He spent the majority of his adult life in Winter Haven and Lakeland, Florida but spent his summers for the last 4o years in his beloved Blowing Rock, North Carolina.
He graduated from the University of Florida on a golf scholarship where he ha ... Read more
Alys Yager Morrison |
August 18th, 1921 - March 6th, 2015 93 Years
ALYS YAGER MORRISON, 93
LAKELAND - Alys Yager Morrison, 93, died March 6, 2015, due to complications from a fall. She was born in Muskegon, Michigan, but moved to Lake Wales, Florida at the age of three. She attended Florida State College for Women in 1939. Following World War II, she married the love of her life, Tilrow Morrison, whom she met while he was stationed at Avon Park Bombing Range.
She spent most of her life in her adopted hometown of Plant City, Florida, where she devoted h ... Read more
Roberta S. Sirmans |
January 10th, 1941 - March 5th, 2015 74 Years
ROBERTA S. SIRMANS, 74
Roberta S. Sirmans, 74, of Lakeland, Florida passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Lakeland.
She was born January 10, 1941, in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Leonard and Pearl (Anderson) Prosser. She held an AA degree and was a retail salesperson retired from Burdines/Macy’s.
Survivors include her husband Bob Sirmans of Lakeland, daughter Barbara and husband Art Erickson of Lakeland, Florida, granddaughter Crystal Squires of St ... Read more
Daniel Joseph Giannini |
July 13th, 1932 - March 4th, 2015 82 Years
Daniel Joseph Giannini, 82, of Lakeland, FL, passed away on March 4, 2015 at Lakeland Regional Health. Daniel was born on July 13, 1932 in Youngstown, Ohio to the late Vito & Lena (Strollo) Giannini.
A graduate of Lakeland High School in 1950, he attended the Fashion Institute in New York City. He was the co-owner and chef of Vito’s Italian Restaurant here in Lakeland for over 40 years. Vito’s opened in 1952 and he worked until retiring in 1998.
He was also a member of Church o ... Read more
Ouita M. Cohen |
November 9th, 1923 - March 4th, 2015 91 Years
Lakeland - Ouita Cohen, 91, of Lakeland, passed away peacefully at Good Shepherd Hospice House on March 4, 2015.
Mrs. Cohen was born on November 9, 1923 in Auburndale, Florida. A native of Polk County, Ouita graduated from Lakeland High School. In 1944, she moved to Washington, D.C. to work for the U.S. Government during WWII. Ouita met her husband, Albert A. Cohen, after the war and they were married in 1950. For more than 30 years, they lived in Tacoma Park, Maryland. I ... Read more
Grainger D. Kirth Jr. |
April 26th, 1949 - March 3rd, 2015 65 Years
Lakeland - Grainger D. Kirth Jr., 65, died on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. He was born in Oakland, California, and served in Vietnam. He is survived by his spouse, Susan. ... Read more
Judy Franke |
May 21st, 1939 - February 27th, 2015 75 Years
Judy Franke, 75, died peacefully in her sleep on Feb. 27, 2015, at Lakeland (Fla.) Regional Medical Center.
A retired bookkeeper, and a widow since 1994, Judy enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her favorite activities included sewing, playing bingo, or reading a mystery or romance novel in her favorite chair with her cat on her lap.
An avid reader, she loved going to the Lakeland Public Library and returning home with a bag full of books. She woul ... Read more
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