Alexandra Joy Varelis
Alexandra Joy Varelis, 33, of Bradenton, passed away April 7, 2015.
She was born Oct. 10, 1981, in Ft. Lauderdale and moved to Bradenton at a very young age and has been a lifelong resident since. Alexandra worked at the family restaurant, Cortez Café, and was Greek Orthodox.
She was predeceased by her brother, John, in November 2014, and is survived by her husband of one and a half years, Ross Godfrey, of Bradenton; parents, Sotirios and Deborah (Price) Varelis, of Bradenton; two sisters, Melissa Varelis, of Las Vegas, Nev., Desiree Haynes, of Bradenton; and many extended family members and friends.
Priivate family services will be held at a later date. The family requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Mark Orthodox Christian Church of Bradenton in her memory. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.
Wiley, Frank Endicott
Frank Endicott Wiley, Sr, of Bradenton, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015, surrounded by his family.
He was a native of Winchester, Ky., the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A.N. (Bess) Wiley, having been born July 30, 1926. He had one brother, James, who passed away as an infant.
A graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, Mr. Wiley worked for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, retiring in the late 1980s. A United States Naval veteran, Mr. Wiley served his country in World War II.
Mr. Wiley lived in Bradenton since relocating from Kentucky in 1989 and loved visiting Anna Maria Island. He actively served his community by volunteering for organizations such as Meals on Wheels, Our Daily Bread and was a part of the Bradenton Christ Church’s Vestry. Mr. Wiley regularly attended the Episcopal Church of Annunciation on Anna Maria Island and frequently served as an usher.
Mr. Wiley enjoyed music, from jazz to the symphony. And, as a true Southern gentleman, he found pleasure in spending time with his family, traveling and boating.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jean Hauck Wiley and his children from a previous marriage, Sally McConnell (Wes) and Frank Endicott Wiley Jr. (Lisa), and his stepchildren, Jeannie Falknor (Rick); Katie Clark Glasgow (Glenn); Anna St. Charles Hines (Jim); Chip St. Charles (Jennie) and Jim St. Charles (Wanda).
He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Elizabeth Endicott McConnell, and is further survived by his grandchildren Hannah Mayes McConnell, Margaret Scott McConnell, Evalyn Engle Wiley, Frank Endicott Wiley III and his step grandchildren; Jonah St. Charles; Michael Falknor (Mandy); Jason St. Charles, Elise Gardner (Larry); Carol Ann Clark; Riley Charles Clark (Kaylea); Jean Marie Diehl (Thomas); Charlotte Rose Clark; Patrick Glasgow (Tovah); Kyle Glasgow; Alex Stipp (Lindsey); Tristan Hines and Clayton Hines and 10 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to: Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 or to Food Bank of Manatee, 811 23rd Ave. E., Bradenton, FL 34208.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Fla., at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, with a reception to follow at the church.