Robert Neher, 92, of Longboat Key, died Jan. 8.
Doris Lytle, 88, of Naples and formerly of Longboat Key and Andover, Mass., died Jan. 10.
Julius Sydney Rubel, 97, of Longboat Key, died Dec. 29.
Frances Kinkle, 79, of Longboat Key and formerly of Red Bank, N.J., died Dec. 19.
Phyllis Kee, 88, of Framingham, Mass., and formerly of Longboat Key and Woburn, Mass., died Jan. 2.
Longboat Island Chapel celebrated the new season with a Welcome Back Brunch for its congregation on Sunday, Jan. 12.
More than 75 people attended a memorial service and witness to the resurrection for longtime Longboat Observer co-owner Claire Hunter, who died Dec. 15. She was 84.