John DiMattina, 100, of Longboat Key, died May 9.
Born Nov. 13, 1908, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the second of 10 children born to Italian immigrant parents. He worked as a stockbroker and moved to Longboat Key in the early 1970s, after his company set up an office in Sarasota.
Mr. DiMattina was an original owner at Beach Harbor Club. He was a member of St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church.
Mr. DiMattina is survived by his daughter, Faith Quinn, of London, and two grandchildren.
A funeral will take place Thursday, June 4, in Nacrawsburg, Pa.
Blanche Miller, 95, of Fairfield, Conn., and Longboat Key, died May 6.
Born in Bridgeport, Conn., Mrs. Miller was an avid bridge player and golfer.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin. She is survived by her daughters, Joan Burman, of Westport, Conn., Vivian Hyman, of Woodbridge, Conn., and Betsy Radler, of Fairfield; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Private services were held by immediate family members. Memorial contributions can be made to the Jewish Home for the Elderly, 175 Jefferson St., Fairfield, Conn., 06825.
John Schuler, 82, of Longboat Key, died May 12. Born April 10, 1927, in British Guiana, he was a former resident of St. Louis.
Mr. Schuler is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gerry; daughters Deborah and Pam; and sisters Marie Sharp, Doreen Janco and Monica Schuler.
Services will be held at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the University of Florida, Department of Pediatrics, www.peds.ufl.edu.
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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.