Obituaries

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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SHARON ANN (SHAW) MOORE

Sharon lost her courageous battle with cancer on July 23rd. She parted peacefully with her husband by her side. She was born in Cape May Court House, New Jersey July 5, 1957. She graduated from Lower Cape May Regional High School, and then graduated summa cum laude with her accounting degree from Oklahoma City University. She worked briefly in Cape May Court House at Tracey and Heun CPA’s and then Sharon met Billy Moore and moved to his Key West home in 1981. Her first job in Key West was driving the lobster boat and building traps with Billy.

Sharon began her illustrious accounting career in January 1982 at the CPA firm of Parks, Hutchings & Niles and worked at the same office location for more than 33 years and had established her own firm Sharon A. Moore, CPA in 2010.

Sharon was passionate about accounting and proud of her community leadership. The Chamber of Commerce recognized that leadership by honoring Moore with the prestigious Athena Award and induction into the Chamber’s Hall of Fame. Sharon was a Chamber member since 1982 and a director since 1993 and President in 1998. She chaired the Finance, Member Services, Leadership Conference committees and most recently Education committee. Sharon was dedicated to her profession being a past president of the Florida Keys Chapter of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Sharon’s infectious laugh and positive outlook on life boosted the spirits of anyone lucky enough to be in her company. She loved working, golf, knitting, gardening, shell collecting and the beach. She will be remembered for her Fantasy Fest costumes, handmade Christmas ornaments and cooking.

Sharon is survived by her loving husband Billy. Brothers Wayne (Brenda), Garry (Carol) and Robbie Shaw. Stepson Rob Moore (Jennilynn), Grandchildren Gabby, Fidi and Billy. Sister-in-law Linda and many nieces and nephews. Also her furry children Maddy and Tillie. She is predeceased by her parents Ray Sr. and Mae Shaw and brother Ray Jr.

Dates for celebration of her life will be announced at a later date.

Donations in her memory may be made to Ladies Invitational Bluefish Tournament of New Jersey, Key West Chamber of Commerce Education Five Star Program or the SPCA.

 

Saturday, July 25, 2015
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WALDO WILLIAM LEISNER

Senior Chief Petty Officer Waldo Leisner passed away peacefully at Mount Sinai Medical Center on July 21, 2015. He was 83.

He was the son of Otto and Ellen Leisner of Pierce, Nebraska. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Efigenia R. Leisner; daughter Linda M. Leisner; sons Stanley E. Leisner and Alan R. Leisner. He was preceded in death by his parents Ellen and Otto Leisner, his four brothers Gilbert, Kenneth, Lyle, Merlin, his sisters Mary Norton and Mae Meinke; brother-in-laws Leroy Norton and John Meinke; sister-in-laws Margret Leisner, Yvette Leisner, Juliet Leisner. Surviving sister-in-law Delores Wagner, Rosie Leisner; Great Aunt Dorothy Carse of Hawaii. Nephews Charles and Nancy Norton, Larry and Linda Norton, Susan and Danny Sapp, Keith and Karrie Leisner, Larry Leisner, Don Meinke, Sherilyn and Jerry Skeels, Laurie and Michael Smoron and boys, Benjamin Leisner, Gary Leisner and Jay Leisner.

Waldo Leisner joined the Navy in 1950 after graduating from Pierce High School and did boot camp in San Diego, California. After boot camp he was stationed in Guam, then Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where he met his wife Efigenia. They where married Aug. 4, 1956 then transferred to Key West to the commissary store 1958. He attended U.S. Naval Schools of command out of Norfolk, Virginia. The Navy was his life long career. He was stationed in New London, Connecticut, Newport Rhode Island, Trinidad and Tobago, Kingsville, Texas, Bayonne, New Jersey, Mayport and Jacksonville, Florida before coming back to Key West Naval Air Station. Retiring from the commissary store that was located in Simonton Street in 1975.

He served on the USS Boeing Strait, USS Mona Lou, DD860, USS Stickell, USS Camp, USS McCaffrey. He got to see the world visiting Europe, Africa, Pakistan, Asia, Middle East and Cuba.

He loved serving his country, his family and friends. He is a 50-year member of Fleet Reserves, American Legion, VFW out of Key West.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Dean-Lopez Funeral Home 418 Simonton St. Key West. Burial will be in the Key West City Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 p.m. until service time at 3 p.m. today at the Dean-Lopez Funeral Home.

The family would like to thank Dr. Calleja and Dr. Charity for Waldo’s care. Also, the Lower Keys Medical Center and the Key West Rehab Center, all the nurses and physical therapist, our deepest gratitude to all. The Dean-Lopez Funeral Home is entrusted with all funeral arrangements.

 

Friday, July 24, 2015
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WALDO W. LEISNER

Waldo William Leisner 83, of Key West, FL passed away on Tuesday July 21, 2015 at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Miami. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Dean-Lopez Funeral Home 418 Simonton Street Key West. Burial will be in Key West City Cemetery. Visitation will be held 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday July 25th at Dean-Lopez Funeral Home.

Friday, July 24, 2015
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JEANNE NAVARRO BUCY

Jeanne Navarro Bucy passed peacefully at her home on Sunday July 19, 2015, she was 83 years old. A proud fifth-generation conch, Jeanne was the daughter of Dan and Eva Navarro.

She is survived by her husband John Thomas Bucy, LCDR, USN Retired, Children; Audrey (Steve) Schoninger, Michael Bardecki (fiancĂ© Gina), Grandchildren; Taylor & Lauren Bardecki, Sister in law; Jackie Navarro, and her beloved Yorkies “Little Bit and Gigi”.

She was predeceased by her Parents; Dan and Eva Navarro, Brother Dan Navarro, husband; Robert Howard, Daughter in law; Donna Bardecki, and children; Frank and Patty Bardecki.

She will join them in paradise as she is laid to rest in the Key West City Cemetery following the service.

Jeanne attended Mary Immaculate High School, and graduated from the Miss Harris Finishing School for young ladies in Miami. She worked at Beachcombers Jewelry on Duval Street and loved meeting and greeting everyone. A proud conch, Jeanne loved telling stories of old Key West and made sure everyone was well aware of her heritage. One of her favorite stories was of a visit to her father’s Chrysler dealership, in which she jumped into a car and drove right out the front door.

Jeanne also leaves to cherish her memory longtime friends: Joan Lord-Papy, Amelia Straus, Cindi Blume, Karen Horan, Elaine Alea, and Sandy Higgs.

Special thanks to friends Luba Korotkova and Cruz Calderon for assisting her with daily tasks and caring for her these last years, we the family are eternally grateful for your loving care.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday July 25, 2015 at 5 p.m. at St. Pauls Episcopal Church, Key West. Immediately following the service a reception will take place in the parish hall. Tom, Audrey & Michael cordially invite friends to join them and share your memories of Jeanne. Jeanne was an avid story teller and we look forward to hearing yours.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in the name of Jeanne Navarro Bucy to the Florida Keys SPCA, 5230 College Rd, Key West, FL 33040.

All arrangements are entrusted to Castillo & Thurston’s Key West Mortuary and Cremation Center.

Thursday, July 23, 2015
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PAUL LAWRENCE DUNBAR RICHARDSON, JR.

Paul Lawrence Dunbar Richardson, Jr., 66, passed away on July 15, 2015 at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

A viewing will be held Saturday, July 25, at T.M. Ralph Funeral Home, 7001 N.W. 4th Street, Plantation, Florida. Cremation will follow after the viewing.

Thursday, July 23, 2015
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KEVIN MICHAEL HUGHES

Kevin Michael Hughes died suddenly on July 14, 2015, at his home in Key West, Florida. He was 46 years old.

Kevin was born on April 15, 1969 in New Britain, Connecticut, and was raised in Branchburg, New Jersey. He was a graduate of Immaculata High School (Class of 1987) and attended classes at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Kevin was a loving and devoted son and a caring and supportive brother.

Kevin is survived by his mother Patricia Elizabeth (Taylor) Hughes, his father Edward Michael Hughes and his wife Pamela Tice Hughes, his sister Kathleen Hughes Bettencourt and her husband Bruce Bettencourt, and their children, Julien and Alexandre, and his beloved Labrador Reilly.

Kevin is also survived by five aunts and uncles, 28 first cousins and his deeply loved god-daughter Katie McCrory. Kevin had a great love of his family and friends.

Kevin moved to Maui, Hawaii where he lived for 15 years. While there he has a successful restaurant called Mulberry Street. Subsequent to the restaurant business, he had a profitable painting business. In 2009, Kevin relocated to Key West where he was a successful sales professional of high-quality photographic art and also worked as a marketing representative for a charter boat company.

Kevin was a true and loyal friend and engendered many strong, lasting relationships. He was truly your friend for life and maintained ongoing contact with all of his friends and family. He has a great love for animals, and would seek out dog-friendly establishments in Key West where he could bring his beloved, loyal lab Reilly.

He loved life and loved making people laugh. Kevin worshiped at The Basilica of Saint Mary Star of the Sea and could often be found lighting candles for his friends and family and for his dog Reilly. Kevin was a beloved part of the Key West community and will be deeply missed by many. He truly tried to leave this world a happier place. Rest in Peace dear Kevin.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Mary Star of the Sea at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, with a celebration of his life to follow at 5 p.m. at Martin’s.

For online condolences visit www.valleymemorialfuneralhome.net. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Guiding Eyes for the Blind (www.guidingeyes.org) or Sacred Threat Ministries, 230 Sherman Avenue, Suite 1, Berkeley Heights, New Jersey 07922.