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Vol. 15 No. 1 - October 29, 2014


Alice M. Szakacs

Alice M. Szakacs, 86, Holmes Beach, died Oct. 16, 2014.

Born in Middletown, NJ, she moved to Holmes Beach in 1976 from Franklin Lakes, N.J., and attended St. Bernard Catholic Church.

Predeceased by parents, John & Alice (Masson) Ligeour; husband, Frank; survived by sons, Alan J. Szakacs, of Holmes Beach, Fla., and Robert Francis (Michelle) Szakacs, of Mahwah, N.J.; daughter, Linda (John) Agnello, of Marco Island, Fla.; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren.

There will be no local services. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, 43rd Street Chapel, 604 43rd St. W., Bradenton, FL 34209 is in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations to be made to Tidewell Hospice, Inc. 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34238. Condolences to

Linda M. Howley

Linda M. Howley, 66, of Bradenton Beach, died Oct. 19, 2014.

Survivors include sons Brad, and Jay Quintin; daughter Karie Quintin; brothers Jim, Mike and David Howley; sisters Joyce and Jeannie Reitzel; and four grandchildren.

Dennis M. Sabo

Dennis M. Sabo, 67, of Bradenton, died October 25, 2014.

Born in Mt. Pleasant, PA, he moved to Bradenton in 1999 from Pittsburgh, PA. He attended and was an active volunteer at St. Bernard Catholic Church.

Predeceased by Parents, Frank and Margaret (Secosky) Sabo; is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen of Holmes Beach; son, Christopher Patrick (Christie) Sabo of Queensbury, NY; daughter, Elizabeth Ann Sabo of Clermont, FL; brothers, Francis of Calumet, PA, Edward of Fairfax, VA and Richard of Riverdale, NY; sisters, Mary Kate Boyle of Juno Beach, FL and Margaret Zelenak of United, PA; 3 grandchildren.

There will be a memorial service at 10:30a.m. Saturday November 1, 2014 at St. Bernard Catholic

Church, 248 South Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, 604 43rd Street West, Bradenton, FL 34209. Memorial donations may be made to Friends of the Island Library. Condolences to

Pandy G. Swamy

Holmes Beach resident Pandy G. Swamy died at Tidewell Hospice Home on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.

He was born on June 9, 1935, in Ajjampur, India, to a family in the lowest social class, the untouchables. In telling his own story, he often said he went from a known destiny to an unknown destiny. When the English left India in 1947, the new government focused efforts on this majority group that had been offered no education or opportunity. Pandurangappa Govindaswamy was educated through such scholarship programs, and medicine was the career goal selected by his father. It was in the Mysore Medical school that this young doctor learned a back up financial plan for his future – playing cards. His skill and luck helped others from his community too. Decades later, his new father-in-law would teasingly say he lost his daughter in a game of poker.

He passed the medical boards in India and focused on anesthesia, completing his internship and residency in Winnipeg, Canada. In 1967 he joined the Marshfield Clinic in central Wisconsin, on staff with St. Joseph Hospital. In 1969, he completed a fellowship in neonatal anesthesia, a specialty that he loved until his retirement in 1991. Throughout his working years, he financially supported the maintenance and education of his extended Indian family. He established a middle school for girls in his village in honor of his father.

After a stroke in 1999, he and his wife moved to a family home on Anna Maria Island. He continued his interest in cards with local friends and neighbors and loved meeting new people. He offered a perspective on life that most people remember long after he met them.

Dr. Pandy G Swamy is survived by his wife Mary Pat, his children Krishna Swamy (Cheryl), of Marshfield Wisc., and Tara Swamy Allen (Jimmy), of Frisco, Texas, with grandchildren Mariah, Lila, and Bryce Allen. In India, he has family that includes a brother and three sisters, nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held at a later time. Donations in his honor can be directed to the donor’s favorite charity.

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