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Vol. 15 No. 8 - December 17, 2014


Harry R. Bailey

Harry R. Bailey, 85, Cortez, Fla. died Dec. 1, 2014.

A memorial service was held at the Moose Lodge 110 Gulf Dr. S. Bradenton Beach on Dec. 4.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia; daughters, Nyda Bannerman and Sue Downing; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Donations may be made TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.

John Kamin

John Kamin, 93, of Anna Maria, died peacefully in his sleep on Nov. 30, 2014.

Born in Lyndhurst, N.J., he was a long time employee of M&M Candies in Hackettstown, N.J., retiring in January 1980. Upon retirement, he became a resident of Anna Maria where he enjoyed his life as an islander. Known by many residents and vacationers alike as “that guy on the Anna Maria free trolley that plays his harmonica,” John also was a soldier for Christ and a longtime member of the CrossPointe Fellowship Church on the Island. He was also a founding member of the Over the Hill Gang that played tennis many mornings at the Anna Maria Island Community Center where many people his junior couldn’t handle his serve.

For over 30 years, he ministered to those in the local prison, leading many to accept the Lord, Jesus Christ, as their personal savior. John was a veteran of the US Navy where he served in the South Pacific during WWII as a chef. John was the last survivor of eight children of Anthony and Stanislawa (Pogozliski) Kaminski who preceded him in death.

John leaves behind his wife of 68 years, May, of Anna Maria; a son, John R. Kamin (Gail Vignola), of Evansville, Ind.; and a granddaughter, Stefanie Bladel (Greg), of Hoboken, N.J. John also leaves behind a son-in-law, Tom Fox of Easton, Pa., who was married to his daughter, Candice, who preceded him in death six years prior.

Visitation was on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, with a short service after at Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, 43rd Street Chapel, 604 43rd St. W., Bradenton, FL 34209. Memorial donations may be made to CrossPointe Fellowship Church, 8605 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217. Condolences can be made at

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