Dr. Benjamin Immerman
Dr. Benjamin Immerman, 85, of Longboat Key and Great Barrington, Mass., died May 27.
Born Feb. 4, 1924, in the Bronx, N.Y., he was raised in Yonkers, N.Y., and served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, flying dozens of missions over Germany as a bombardier in the B-17 “Flying Fortress.”
Dr. Immerman graduated from Columbia University and SUNY Downstate Medical Center, both in New York City. He practiced obstetrics and gynecology for nearly 40 years in Forest Hills, N.Y.
Dr. Immerman is survived by his wife of 18 years, Agnes; son Bruce, of Corte Madera, Calif.; step-daughter Jennifer, of Palm Harbor; brother David, of Reading, Mass; and eight nieces and nephews.
Private funeral services will be held in Great Barrington. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dr. Immerman’s memory to TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla., 34238.
Mary Rooney, 89, of Longboat Key, died May 22.
She was born Jan. 23, 1920.
Services were held Thursday, May 28, in Waltham, Mass.
Mrs. Rooney is survived by her sons, Eugene Jr. and David; and daughters, Ellen and Mary Elizabeth Rooney-Faucher.
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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.