Morton Goodman, 85, of Sarasota and formerly of Longboat Key and Rockville Centre, N.Y., died May 3.
Born June 27, 1923, Mr. Goodman served as a lieutenant in the Army Air Forces during World War II, flying combat missions in Italy. After World War II, he graduated from Syracuse University and later managed his family business.
In 1976, Mr. Goodman moved to Longboat Key and opened the Bagel Inn, in Sarasota. He later became a health-insurance agent. He was a former president of the Longboat Key Democratic Club.
Mr. Goodman is survived by his wife, Bernice; sons, Robert and Jon; and two grandsons.
Memorial services were held Saturday, May 9, at Unity Hall, in Sarasota.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla., 34238; or ORT America, 4370 South Trail, Suite 316, Sarasota, Fla., 34236.
Miriam Greenberg, 97, of Sarasota and formerly of Longboat Key, died May 9. Born Nov. 11, 1911, she was a former resident of Roslyn Heights, N.Y. She was a member of Temple Beth Israel.
Mrs. Greenberg is survived by sons, Eric, of Paramus, N.J., and Laurence, of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; brothers Herman Herbert, of Wynnewood, Pa., and Irwin Herbert, of Cherry Hill, N.J.; and three grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, May 5, at Toale Brothers Funeral Homes, Colonial Chapel, Sarasota.
Claire Louise ‘Imee’ Henkle
Claire Louise “Imee” Henkle, 86, of Longboat Key, died April 23.
Born April 20, 1923, in Baltimore, she worked a sales associate at Rhonda Dorf and Jones & Jones, both in Baltimore, before retirement.
Mrs. Henkle was a member of Christ Church of Longboat Key, Presbyterian, The Newcomers Club of Sarasota, Meals on Wheels soup kitchen and the Encore Group.
Mrs. Henkle was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; children, William, Maria and Claire; and one grandson. She is survived by daughters Claudia Parkhust, of Williston, Marian Thomas, of Bradenton, and
Maggie Overdorf, of Palm City; son, Dean, of Stuart; sister, Kathleen Jones, of Pennsylvania; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial celebration took place Saturday, May 9, at Christ Church of Longboat Key, Presbyterian.
Memorial donations can be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 S.E. Indian St., Stuart, Fla.. 34997.
Virginia Marie Kirby
Virginia Marie Kirby, 91, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and formerly of Longboat Key, died May 7.
Mrs. Kirby was born Feb. 8, 1918. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas, and daughter, Susan Mordvinov.
She is survived by her granddaughter, Maria Shuler, and grandson, Alexander Mordvinov; and four great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial was held Monday, May 11, in Myrtle Beach. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, Fla., 34228.
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Hat's off to Dee Pelton, volunteers
Dee Pelton held a luncheon that will be tough to top.
Youth sailors descend on City Island
Approximately 250 people hit the water Saturday, April 20 through Sunday, April 21, for Sailfest. The regatta, Sarasota Youth Sailing's biggest fundraiser of the year, included four classes of competition — Optimus, 420, Laser and Multi-hull — and a barbecue feast.
Book club sunsets for the season
The Sunset Beach Book Club, in its 10th year, ended this season with a luncheon and discussion of the book “Gone Girl,” by Gillian Flynn, April 18, at Lazy Lobster. Discussion moderator was Ricki Carroll. Together, the group read five books this season.