Obituaries

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

BERNARD KAPLAN

Bernard Kaplan, affectionately known to his friends and family as “Bernie”, died on July 24, 2016, at Key West Health & Rehabilitation in Key West, Florida. He was 85 years old. He will be interred at Key West City Cemetery near his sister, Rose Einhorn, who predeceased him in March.

Born June 25, 1931, in Bronx, New York, Bernie moved t...

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Monday, July 25, 2016

BERNARD KAPLAN

Bernard Kaplan, affectionately known to his friends and family as “Bernie”, died on July 24, 2016, at Key West Health & Rehabilitation in Key West, FL. He was 85 years old. He will be interred at Key West City Cemetery near his sister, Rose Einhorn who predeceased him in March. 

Born June 25, 1931, in Bronx, New York, Bernie moved t...

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Monday, July 25, 2016

REV. ARLO DAVID PETERSON

The Rev. Arlo David Peterson passed away peacefully at home on July 9, 2016 surrounded by family and loved ones. A celebration of life and service is Aug. 10, 2016, at United Methodist Church, Cadillac, Michigan.    

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

CLAUDINA (NENA) RODRIGUEZ

Claudina Rodriguez was born in Quivican Havana, Cuba on Aug. 23, 1916. She passed away peacefully on Friday, July 22, 2016 at Key West Health and Rehabilitation Center. 

She is preceded in death by one of her brothers Domingo Rodriguez and a sister Herminia Perez, both of Key West, and five brothers and sister of Cuba. 

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

THOMAS JERRY COTTAR

1933 – 2016

Thomas “Jerry” was born in San Pedro, California in 1933 to Granville and Elizabeth; the Navy brought them to Key West at a young age where he enjoyed a Key West that most of us will never know. 

Jerry found his love of the ocean working as a hand on a shrimp boat, which led him to follow in his fath...

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

JOHN ANDREW KATUBI

John Andrew Katubi, 71, died July 12, 2016 in Hospice Care in Key West, Florida, after an extended battle with illness.  

He was born March 30, 1945 in Philadelphia, Pa., to Andrew and Margaret (Gaghan) Katubi. John grew up with a love of trapping and fishing. 

Following his service in the U.S. Navy, he had a successful...

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

DR. LEE DODEZ

Dr. Lee Dodez passed away on July 20, 2016 at the age of 82.

Lee Dodez was born in 1934 and raised in Ohio. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a doctorate of philosophy in philology in 1962. 

He taught at Coral Gables High School in 1959 and 1960, and then went on to teach at The University of Maryland, Florida Atlantic U...

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

ATTORNEY JAMES R. KELLER

Attorney James R. Keller, of Big Pine Key, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 17 at the VA Hospital in Miami. 

After moving to Big Pine in 1981, he opened his law practice in Marathon and continued his practice for 35 years.  

He is survived by his mother, Charline Keller, of New Port Richey, Florida; his siblings...

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Friday, July 22, 2016

PATRICE L. CASSELMAN

Patrice Lynn Casselman, 58, of Big Pine Key, Florida, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016 at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami. 

She was born on March 18, 1958 in Alexandria, Virginia to the late Presley and Billie (Cole) Powell. 

Patrice moved to the Keys in 1993 from Dale City, Virginia. She was employed by the Departm...

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Friday, July 22, 2016

MARK T. WOODSMALL

Mark T. Woodsmall, 63, of Key West, passed away on Saturday, June 15 while on vacation in Maui, Hawaii. He was attending his close friend’s wedding and passed unexpectedly. 

Mark was known for his vast knowledge of horticulture and his love of animals. Mark previously worked at the Peggy Mills Gardens and the 801 Bar. He was a member of th...

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