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Vol. 14 No. 44 - August 27, 2014


Ethel Lahr Adams

Ethel Lahr Adams, 95, of Anna Maria, Fla., died Aug. 12, 2014.

A M\memorial will be held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, on Sunday, Aug. 3 at 1 p.m.

Survivors include daughters Carole Adams, Janet (Stuart) Lilly; and grandchildren Justin, Elise, Jenna and Beth.

Kirk Balsai

Robert Kirk Balsai, of Bradenton, passed away Aug. 18, 2014.

He was the son of Irene and Andrew Balsai. He was born in New Jersey and was a graduate of Manatee High School. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Nimitz for four years. He worked at the Sports Lounge of Bradenton Beach for 26 years.

Survivors include his son, Braun Robert Balsai; fiancé, Sherry Monteith; a brother, Andrew Balsai, of Brick N.J.; many dear cousins; friends; and the Brown family.

A memorial service was held with military honors at Roser Memorial Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, on Aug. 21. He was loved and will be missed by many. Donations may be made at

Mildred ‘Millie’ Rose Haas

Mildred “Millie” Rose Haas, 88, of Bradenton, died Aug. 15, 2014.

Millie was born March 10, 1926, in Perrysburg, Ohio, the daughter of Everett A. Mahler and Bertha Pratt Mahler and came to Bradenton in August 1960. She was a homemaker and mother of 12 children and a long time member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She is survived by her sister, Doris Shiple, and predeceased by her sisters, Dorothy Hoffman, Virginia Twinning , Florence Trzeciak and Eileen Mahler.

She was preceded in death by husband of 54 years, Bernard P. Haas; and her son, Gregory E. Haas. Millie is survived by her children, Sandra K. Haas-Martens, Holmes Beach; Dale A. Haas, Sarasota; Gerald A. Haas, Ft. Myers; Mark E. Haas, Tampa; James J. Haas, Bradenton; Elaine M. Haas, Bradenton, Francis J. Haas, Bradenton, Douglas P. Haas, Palmetto, Cheryl A. Gonzales, Albuquerque, N. M.; Bonnie R. Haas-Cumber, Tampa; and Laura L. Cleveland, Scottsburg, Ind., as well as, 23 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Visitation was Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, 43rd St Chapel, Bradenton. Eulogy and Mass were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bradenton with burial at Skyway Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph’s School, 3100 26th St. W, Bradenton, FL 34205 or a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent to

Daniel David Ibasfalean

Daniel David Ibasfalean, 73, died on Aug 17, 2014, at 6:15a.m., of cancer at Tidewell Hospice in Bradenton.

The son of Cleonic and Virginia Flock Ibasfalean, Dan was born on Dec. 26, 1940, in Monroe, Mich. He graduated from Manatee High School in 1959, Manatee Jr. College in 1962 and from the University of Florida College of Architecture and Fine Arts with a bachelor of architecture degree in 1971. He served in the Seabees in Vietnam. Dan was an architect and general contractor in Bradenton, Cortez, Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island. He was a member of Roser Church in Anna Maria and served on the board of trustees.

He was predeceased by his sister, Olivia, and his daughter, Jennifer. He leaves behind his wife, Bette; daughter, Amanda; sisters, Edna, Helen, and Mary; brothers, Glen, George, and John; and their families. Dan also leaves behind his sweetheart of 54 years, Ginger Braune, and their dogs Heidi and Susie.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, Aug 23, at Roser Chapel, 512 Pine Ave, Anna Maria. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, 43rd Street Chapel, 604 43rd St. W., Bradenton, FL 34209 was in charge arrangements. Contributions in Dan’s name can be made to Roser Church, PO Box 247, Anna Maria, FL 34216 for buildings and grounds improvements or to Tidewell Hospice, Inc, 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34238, as it gave him such loving care. Condolences to



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