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Maria Imbriana dies at 57

Maria Imbriana dies at 57

Maria M. Imbriano, 57, of Annadale, N.Y. and Longboat Key, died Friday in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan. Mrs. Imbriana was born in Spain as Maria Pestonit, she moved to Port Richmond in 1970 and graduated from Susan Wagner High School. She settled in Annadale in 1982. Mrs. Imbriano worked as a paraprofessional [...]

November 4, 2013 | Posted in In the news, Obituary, Top Box | Read More »

C. Kevin Landry, LBK homeowner and long-time head of private equity firm TA Associates, passes

C. Kevin Landry, LBK homeowner and long-time head of private equity firm TA Associates, passes

‘As the guiding force of one of the largest private equity firms in the country, he will certainly be missed by the entire industry.’

August 10, 2013 | Posted in Business, Major Headlines, Obituary, Top Box | Read More »

Key Obituaries: Joseph Murphy Jr., Martin C. “Marty” Haas, Stanford Robert Snyder

Key Obituaries: Joseph Murphy Jr., Martin C. “Marty” Haas, Stanford Robert Snyder

Joseph A. Murphy Jr. passes Joseph A. Murphy Jr. of Longboat Key and formerly of New Hope, PA died peacefully on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Chandler Hall Hospice, Newtown.  He was 69 years old. He was the beloved husband of Martha J. Wise Murphy for 44 years. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the [...]

July 29, 2013 | Posted in In the news, Obituary, Top Box | Read More »

James R. Greer, 89, of Longboat Key passes

James R. Greer, 89, of Longboat Key passes

Memorial services for James Greer will be held in Longboat Key and a Mass of Christian burial will be in July in Orchard Park, N.Y. Jim was born Sept. 10, 1923, in Sioux City. He graduated from Trinity High School in 1941. He served with the 66th Infantry during World War II. In 1947, he [...]

April 27, 2013 | Posted in In the news, Top Box | Read More »

Longboater Robert Craft takes final flight

Longboater Robert Craft takes final flight

Following 1,172 flying missions in Vietnam, 30 years as a Captain for Delta and 35 years of marriage to Alycia, Longboat Key resident Bob Craft died April 12.

April 12, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Island Chapel says farewell to friend

Longboat Island Chapel says farewell to friend

An impromptu memorial service for Longboat Key resident and decorated Veteran Donald “Duke” Dickerson was held on Sunday at the Chapel after the regular Sunday Jan. 6 service. Residents and long-time friends gathered to pay tribute to a man who was beloved by his neighbors, friends and fellow parishioners. And for all it was not [...]

January 14, 2013 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, Obituary, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat framer, friend Terry Petesch, passes

Longboat framer, friend Terry Petesch, passes

“Use a picture, it’s worth a thousand words” the adage refers to the notion that a complex idea can be conveyed with a single still image. Longboat business owner Terry Petesch of Terry’s Framing had done just that, literally, with his life. Making his life and his business a success story of simplicity. A man [...]

December 10, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Robert J. Warfel dies at age 93

Robert J. Warfel dies at age 93

Robert James Warfel, a resident of Longboat Key, died on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 at the age of 93. He was born in Kansas City, Mo., on May 10, 1919. Robert had served in the Army Air Corps during World War II in the South Pacific islands of the Philippines and New Guinea. Robert received [...]

September 1, 2012 | Posted in In the news, News Shorts, Obituary | Read More »

Jean Zirinis, Longboat Key resident, dies at age 81

Jean Zirinis, Longboat Key resident, dies at age 81

Jean P. Zirinis, of  Longboat Key and Southampton, N.Y., died on Saturday at Southampton Hospital at the age of 81. Jean was born in New York City and she met her husband, Basil, at NYU Law School where they both graduated with law degrees in 1957. They were married 54 years at the time of [...]

September 1, 2012 | Posted in In the news, News Shorts, Obituary | Read More »

Bob Hanson, former Sarasota IT chief, dies at 52

Bob Hanson, former Sarasota IT chief, dies at 52

Bob Hanson, a former Sarasota County IT Director in Sarasota County, died last Saturday in Colorado at the age of 52. While Bob was Director of the IT Department of Sarasota County , it was ranked the second best in the nation and Hanson was also credited with saving money by helping merge the IT [...]

September 1, 2012 | Posted in In the news, News Shorts, Obituary | Read More »