Dolores E. Wagner died on March 10, 2023. She was born on July 7, 1927, in Monessen, PA to Harry and Anna Bubar. She was a telephone operator for Bell Telephone and went on to be a notary at Perryopolis Auto Auction. She married the love of her life, Bill Wagner, in Winchester, VA on August 22, 1946. They raised their children in Fellsburg, PA. Upon retirement, they moved to Highland Fairways in Lakeland.
Robert E. Pratt
Robert E. Pratt of Lakeland passed away Thursday, March 9, 2023, at his home. Robert was born in Ceredo, WV, the son of Herbert and Nina Pratt. He was a member of the Church of Christ and retired from New Wales Chemical Plant. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Charles Kelly Pratt, grandson Luke Robert Pratt, and brother Jimmie Pratt. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Beatrice of Lakeland, sons Jeffrey E. Pratt of Corpus Christi, TX, and Robert (Irene) Pratt of Spring, TX, Three grandchildren James Kelly Pratt, Sarah (Brett) Rhine, and Anna Rose Pratt, Three great grandchildren Maddison Pratt, Samuel Pratt and Nehemiah Pratt and a host of nieces, nephews, and family.
Clarice Elizabeth Parker
Clarice Elizabeth Throckmorton was born January 8th, 1922 in Chillicothe, Ohio, Ross County. Her parents were Robert and Helen. She was one of nine children, third to oldest. She is the last to survive. She grew up through the depression and worked for the Navy during WWII in a munitions factory. She met her husband there. He was a type one diabetic and a supervisor for the government. They married on June 6th, 1943. They both worked in a paper mill after the war. In 1954 they hired on with STUCKEYS and ran a store in Florida on the Suwannee River.
Robert Paul, 92
Robert (Bob) Paul left this earth just before his 93rd birthday. A native-born Michigander from Detroit, Bob traded in his snow shovel for flip flops with a move to Florida in 1986. He was a proud member of a military family, serving his country with 2 tours of duty in the Army. As a Korean War soldier, he was awarded the bronze star, purple heart, and many service medals. Bob continued his service to the city of Lincoln Park for 27 years and retired as a Detective Lieutenant. His successful police career – and proudest achievement – included the formation of the Downriver Narcotics Organization, credited with the removal of a significant amount of criminals and drugs from the area.
Vivian L. Carroll, 95
Vivian L. Carroll, 95, passed away on March 6, 2023. Mrs. Carroll was born in Lakeland, Florida on January 27, 1928. She was a longtime member of the Carpenter’s Home Church where she was part of the choir, and later, Ignited Church. Mrs. Carroll worked for the Publix bakery and was an avid reader in her spare time.
Jeremiah Santiago, 37
Jeremiah Santiago passed away on March 4, 2023, in Sarasota Florida. Jeremiah was born in Boynton Beach, Florida to Jorge and Margarita Santiago. He enjoyed playing baseball, fishing, walking, riding bikes, cooking, learning about nature, caring for farm animals, and playing with his nephews.
Birda Nell Winter, 89
Birda Nell Winter, 89, passed away at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, Tennessee on Friday, March 3, 2023.
Anthony Philip Patrinostro, 72
Anthony Philip (Tony) Patrinostro, 72, died on March 2, 2023, due to natural causes. The son of Philip Anthony and Dolly Andina Patrinostro, Tony was born September 30, 1950, at the Dr. A.A. Gonzalez Clinic in Ybor City, FL, initially built by Vicente Martinez Ybor as the Ybor City Land and Improvement Company, later known as the ‘haunted’ Don Vicente de Ybor Historic Inn.
Marilyn Sager, 75
Marilyn Sager, born and raised in Galeton, Pennsylvania, and a longtime resident of Stuart, Florida, went to be with our Lord on March 5th, 2023. She most recently resided in Lakeland, Florida. Marilyn graduated from Lock Haven University in 1968. A devout Catholic, Marilyn was a woman of great faith who worked as an elementary school teacher for more than three decades. Most notably, she taught for 31 years at St. Joseph Catholic School. She will be remembered as a loving wife, caring mother, and grandmother, and as a kind and wonderful teacher and role model to countless children.
Stephen Alton Schmidt, 66
Stephen Alton Schmidt passed away March 4, 2023, with his wife of 40 years and two children by his side. He was 66 years old. A newspaperman to his final days, much of what appears below was written by him.