Stephen Winters, 61, of Longboat Key and formerly of St. Petersburg, died April 25. He worked in maintenance, most recently at The Colony Beach & Tennis Resort.
Margaret Brooks Annett
Margaret Brooks Annett, known as Peggy Goodrich, 66, of Longboat Key, died April 26. She was a member of Longboat Island Chapel, Longboat Key Turtle Watch, Longboat Key Garden Club, Mote Marine Laboratory and the Longboat Key Volunteer Fire Department.
Jack Clayman, 91, of Longboat Key and formerly of Falmouth Foreside, Maine, died April 26. He was president of Serta Mattress Co., Enterprise Distributors and EMCO Realty, all in Westbrook, Maine, and a member of Temple Beth Israel.
Dr. Jason Edward ‘Jay’ Dayan
Dr. Jason Edward “Jay” Dayan, 86, of Longboat Key, died April 28. He held a Ph.D. from Yale University and held leadership positions in the chemical industry.
Laurence DeLynn, 85, of Longboat Key and Morgantown, W.Va., died May 9. He was an avid supporter and board member of The Wellness Community of Southwest Florida, as well as other philanthropic organizations throughout Sarasota and Morgantown.
Douglas Leo Schmidt
Douglas Leo Schmidt, 54, of Longboat Key, died May 10. He was a New College graduate and a Sarasota Realtor.
Jerome Lavin, 65, of Longboat Key, died May 26. He was originally from St. Paul, Minn.
Dan Lee Baumann
Dan Lee Baumann, 58, of Sarasota, died June 1. Mr. Baumann worked as assistant manager for the past five years at the Longboat Key 7-Eleven, where he loved greeting his customers.
Goldie Swartz, 79, of Longboat Key, died June 1. She was a former teacher and avid bicyclist. Mrs. Swartz and her husband established the Goldie Brenner Swartz and Howard Swartz Scholarship Fund at the University of Albany — SUNY, which provides scholarships to students with disabilities, primarily those with vision impairments.
Horace White ‘Buzz’ Gross
Horace White “Buzz” Gross, 93, of Plymouth Harbor, died June 4. His company, Frazier Gross and Kadlec Inc., became an industry leader in radio-and-television management consulting, serving more than 1,200 radio, television and cable clients throughout the country. Mr. Gross was a member of All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, Bird Key Yacht Club and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and a volunteer at Mote Marine Laboratory.
Anne-Marie ‘Andy’ Cail
Anne-Marie “Andy” Cail, 73, of Longboat Key, died June 7. She was a 23-year Realtor who expanded her partnership with her son, Tom Cail III, to become the Cail-Grande Group of Michael Saunders & Co. She was the organizer of the All-Star Children’s Foundation’s annual Lunch Bunch at the Longboat Key Club and Resort.
Arthur Kelley, 88, of Longboat Key, died June 11. He served during World War II under the Persian Gulf command. He was a member of St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church.
Betty Sponaugle, 76, of Longboat Key, died June 13. She was a member of Longboat Key Turtle Watch and the Longboat Key Garden Club.
Maureen Browne, 57, of Longboat Key, died June 25. She served as branch chief for the U.S. government in Washington, D.C., and was a key contributor to the passage and implementation of Title IX.
Arnold Fein, 83, of Sarasota and formerly of Longboat Key, died June 25. He was a retired insurance broker and an active member of Temple Beth Israel.
Stanley Waldheim, 84, of Sarasota and formerly of Longboat Key, died June 29. He was president of Waldheim Furniture Store and a volunteer at the Wellness Community of Southwest Florida and Mote Marine.
Marilou Dickerson, 86, of Longboat Key and Hamburg, N.Y., died July 1. She was a 60-year Hamburg resident.
Edward Dennis Theriot Jr.
Edward Dennis Theriot Jr., 72, of Bradenton and formerly of Longboat Key, died July 5. He retired in 1993 from Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), in Illinois, and in retirement served on committees for the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation.
Rolliston Linscott Jr.
Rolliston Linscott Jr., 94, of Longboat Key, died July 9. He worked in his family’s textile business for many years before starting his own textile-related business in New York.
Anna Theresa Hlywa
Anna Theresa Hlywa, 90, of Longboat Key and Clifton, N.J., died July 9. She was a member of St. Brendan’s Church, in Clifton.
Dr. Samuel Hannah
Dr. Samuel Hannah, 72, of Bradenton, died July 10. He was a founder of Ear, Nose and Throat Associates of Manatee and a founding member of St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church.
The Rev. Kenneth ‘Father Ken’ Higginbotham
The Rev. Kenneth “Father Ken” Higginbotham, 82, of Sarasota, died Aug. 5. He served as interim priest at All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church from 1999 to 2000 and was serving there as assistant priest at the time of his death.
Rhea Goldman, 100, of Longboat Key, died Aug. 7.
Ruth Lillian Wexler
Ruth Lillian Wexler, 88, of Sarasota and formerly of Longboat Key, died Aug. 12. She was a founding member of Temple Beth Israel and a past president of the Beth Israel Sisterhood and board member of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Sarasota-Manatee Inc.
George Raymond Devine
George Raymond Devine, 85, of Longboat Key, died Aug. 26. He was a practicing dentist and oral surgeon for more than 40 years in South Dartmouth,
James ‘Jimmy’ Krohn
James “Jimmy” Krohn, 85, of Saginaw, Mich., and Longboat Key, died Aug. 28. He was a decorated World War II veteran and twice-escaped prisoner of war. He was president of Seitner Brothers, in Saginaw.
Marvin Apple, 84, of Pittsburgh and Longboat Key, died Aug. 31.
Carole Ladwig Dillinger
Carole Ladwig Dillinger, of Longboat Key, died Sept. 2. She was a volunteer at Mote Marine and Southeastern Guide Dogs and held a life-master ranking in the American Contract Bridge
James Michael ‘Mike’ Callans
James Michael “Mike” Callans, 75, of University Park and Las Vegas, died Sept. 5. He retired in 1980 to Longboat Key and began working in management at The Colony Beach & Tennis Resort. After leaving the Colony, he founded J.M.C. Property Management, which he sold in
Mark Kevin Height
Mark Kevin Height, 55, of Longboat Key, died Sept. 9. He was a graduate of Ohio State University and co-owner and operator of a UPS Store.
Marvin Donalds, 87, of Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J., and Longboat Key, died Sept. 11. He played professional basketball in New York before starting his business career, during which he owned and operated manufacturing companies in New Jersey, Florida and Haiti.
Lawrence Harold Weiss
Lawrence Harold Weiss, 84, of Longboat Key, died Sept. 13. He was a former resident of Verona, N.J., and Bloomfield, N.J.
Eugene Schwartz, 92, of Sarasota and formerly of Longboat Key and Brooklyn, N.Y., died Sept. 17. He worked at New York Life for 56 years.
Carola Palmerton Tucker
Carola Palmerton Tucker, 97, of Oquaga Lake, N.Y., and Longboat Key, died Oct. 2. She moved in 1976 to Longboat Key.
Kenneth Holmok, 83, of Longboat Key and formerly of Cleveland, died Oct. 4. He was the former owner of commercial heating-and-cooling and awning companies in Cleveland.
Rosetta Wachstein ‘Buddy’ Polow
Rosetta Wachstein “Buddy” Polow, 95, of Longboat Key and formerly of South Orange, N.J., died Oct. 10.
Shirley Erickson, 61, of Longboat Key, died Oct. 16. She was a teacher for nine years and spent the last 12 years as office manager at European Marble, in Sarasota. She was a past member of the Longboat Key Planning and Zoning Board and Junior League of Sarasota.
Dr. Hyman ‘Hy’ Love
Dr. Hyman “Hy” Love, 94, of Longboat Key, died Oct. 22. He retired in 1981 as chief of radiology at St. James Hospital, in Chicago Heights, Ill. He was a supporter of the Sarasota Orchestra, Sarasota Opera and Florida Studio Theatre.
Harriet Shapiro, 93, of Longboat Key, died Oct. 23. She raised her family in Chicago before moving in 1985 to Longboat Key.
Norton Virgien Jr.
Norton Virgien Jr., 85, of Longboat Key and formerly of Avon, Conn., died Oct. 24. He spent 12 years in radio broadcasting sales and management before beginning a career in real-estate sales.
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Greg Hoffman SCOREs award
Longboat Key resident Greg Hoffman received Manasota SCORE’s Platinum Leadership Award at the organization’s 50th anniversary awards luncheon Feb. 24.
Spring forward for Daylight Saving
Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, so turn your clocks forward by an hour before bedtime Saturday night.