Peter Camboni, age 87, an amazing man, passed Dec. 30, 2014. He was a husband of 64 years to Dorothy; father to Gary, Connie, Lori, Ric and Toni; a grandfather to Nicole, Lauren, Joseph P. and Christina; and a great grandfather to Johnathan.
We all have a lifetime of humorous stories and memorials we will continue to share. Peter was a resident of Anna Maria Island and a visitor since 1959.
Glenn 'Capt. Glenn' Corder
Glenn "Capt. Glenn" Corder, 67, of Bradenton, died Jan. 10, 2015; survivors include wife Charlotte, daughter Josie Nitterauer, son Jamie Bassham, mother Pauline Corder, and one grandson. A private memorial service will be held.
George 'Pop' Hawley
George "Pop" Hawley Passed away peacefully in his sleep after an amazing journey of 102 years on Jan. 8, 2015, at Sunny Bower Adult Care Center.
Pop was born on Sept. 16, 1912, in Boston, Mass. His mother, Amelia Cornell (AKA Mae Normandie) was an actress in Vaudeville. Living on his own by working odd jobs since he was 14, Pops found joy in serving his country during WWII as a ham radio operator in Hawaii. Following his service, he met his first wife, Louise Wallen and followed her to Racine, Wisc., where they raised three children. During this time, Pop devoted his life to raising his family, his Lord and working as a retail salesman. After the passing of his first wife, he moved to Bradenton Beach to escape the cold weather. Here he met his second wife, Doris (Howard) whom he married in 1992 and shared a wonderful 11 years. With his intelligence, tenacity, and spunkiness, he was able to live on his own until the incredible age of 92, when he then moved in with close family and friends Wayne and Joan Lensert, who cared for him for nine years until he was admitted to Sunny Bower at the ripe age of 101.
Pop was incredibly dedicated to the Catholic Church, his family, his friends and the Boston Red Sox. In addition, one of his main passions in life was music and dancing. You could always find him in the front row at concerts at Sonny Bower Adult Care Center, and he continued to dance frequently, even on his 102nd birthday.
George Hawley was preceded in death by many, including his wives, Doris and Louise. He leaves behind three children, seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. The Wayne and Joan Lensert family and friends mourn the passing of such a selfless, intelligent, caring man, but also celebrate and praise God that he was able to live such an astounding life. During an interview with The Sun on his 102nd birthday, he said his secret to a long life was, “Dancing and the company of nice women.”
In lieu of flowers, send donations to the Sunny Bower Adult Care Center 1604 71st St. N.W., Bradenton, Fl 34209. A memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at 11 a.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Richard 'Ricky' George Martin
Richard "Ricky" George Martin was born Dec. 31, 1955, and died at the age of 59 on Jan. 14, 2015, in Bradenton.
Ricky was preceded in death by his father, Samuel David Martin, who was an F-4 Air Force fighter pilot. Ricky followed in his father’s footsteps and served his country as a member of the United States Marines.
Lance Corporal Martin served as a maintenance administrative clerk. A highly decorated Marine, Ricky earned the National Defense Service Medal, Rifle Expert Badge in 1974 and Rifle Marksman Badge in 1975 and 1976.
Ricky is survived by his loving mother, Jane Grossman, and stepfather, Marvin Grossman, of Holmes Beach and two sisters, Shelly (Dan) Hill and Nicole (David) Skaggs, both of Bradenton.
A celebration of life will be held at Roser Memorial Church at 512 Pine Avenue, in Anna Maria, on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 11 a.m.
Semper Fi, “Always faithful.”
Sarah Anne Ware
Sarah Anne Ware, ''Anne'', 81, Bradenton, died Jan. 20, 2015.
Born in Bradford, Ontario, Canada, she has been wintering on Anna Maria Island since 1993 from Jacksonville, Ill. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, Ill., and she was a part-time volunteer at Mote Marine. She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan, reader, bridge player and crossword enthusiast.
Predeceased by her parents, William and Elizabeth (McKissock) Adams and stepson, John R. (Cheryl) Ware; survived by husband, Richard ''Dick,'' of Bradenton; sons, William (Maureen) Woodrum, of Chatham, Ill.; stepsons, David (Susan) Woodrum, of Seattle, Wash., Richard (Elaine) Woodrum, of North Attleboro, Mass., James R. (Leslie) Ware of Jacksonville, Ill. and Holmes Beach; stepdaughter, Vickie (Danny) Brooks of Jacksonville, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren. There was a service on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, 43rd Street Chapel, Bradenton. Memorial donations can be made to Mote Marine or the First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, IL. Condolences to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.