Ilse ‘Ille’ Weyl Aff
Ilse “Ille” Weyl Aff, 86, of Longboat Key, died Oct. 27.
Born Dec. 6, 1922, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Mrs. Aff earned a degree in art and fashion design from the University of Frankfurt and was known for creating elegant couture designs.
In 1946, she met Charles Aff, whom she called her “Affchen.” Their life together included years of active military postings and Mr. Aff’s second career with Alston/Bird Law Firm, in Atlanta. They traveled the world together and retired on Longboat Key.
Mrs. Aff is remembered as a devoted wife, mother and volunteer.
Mrs. Aff was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, and grandson, Joseph Coner Waters. Mrs. Affe is survived by her daughter, Ille Waters; a grandson; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to Bethel Colony of Mercy, 1675 Bethel Colony Road, Lenoir, N.C., 28645.
John ‘Jack’ Egan
John “Jack” Egan, 80, of Longboat Key, died Oct. 27.
Born Oct. 5, 1929, in Tulsa, Okla., he graduated from the University of Tulsa, where he played for the Golden Hurricane football team.
Mr. Egan served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and worked for Warren Petroleum Co., in Tulsa and Louisville, Ky., before buying Foster’s Gas Inc., in 1961, in Leitchfield, Ky. He and his wife, Shirley, began spending winters on Longboat Key in 1980 and became full-time residents in 2002. He was a member of St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church.
Mr. Egan is survived by his wife, Shirley; son, John, of Orlando; daughter, Sherry Anderson, of Spartanburg, S.C.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral took place Tuesday, Nov. 3, at Christ the King Catholic Church, in Tulsa. Memorial donations can be made to the American Heart Association, donate.americanheart.org; the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org; or the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.
A celebration of life service for Sol Rosenberg, 87, of Longboat Key, who died Aug. 10, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota. Memorial donations can be made to the American Academy of Psychotherapists, 605 Poole Drive, Garner, N.C., 27529, for therapist scholarships to attend academy meetings.
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1 Floridafitfest and 5K Treasure Run
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
8 World Oceans Day Family Festival
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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
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