Obituaries

Thursday, July 31, 2014
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NORMA BATY

Mrs. Norma "Annie" Baty, 52, passed away Friday July 25, 2014 at Lower Keys Medical Center after an extended illness. Annie was a thirty year resident of Key West hailing from Berton, Va. She was known and loved by all who met her, often at any of her numerous jobs at TGI Friday's, Crowne Plaza La Concha Key West, Eye Catchers Signs, Vanyo Construction and Office Max.

She leaves to mourn her memory, her loving husband Alfred Baty; mother Catherine Dove and stepfather Lawerence Dove, daughter Tawney Clark, son Colter Clark, sisters Ginger (Dennis) Stoneberger, Harrisonberg, Va.; Candy (Mike) Holsingers Timberville, Va.; brother Allen Custer Broadway, Va.; grandaughters Skyler and Tasia; grandsons Spencer and Maddoxx; brother-in-laws John Baty (Sheryl) Orange Park, Fla.; Donald Baty, George Baty, Key West, Fla.; sister-in-laws; Evelyn Baty Pyles, Key West, Fla., Lorine Offlee (Leroy), San Antonio, Texas, Annette Baty, Key West, Fla., Ethel Baty McIntosh (Mitchell), Orlando, Fla., nieces Arcena (Ronald) Smith, Miami, Fla., Drenikia Benjamin, Miami, Fla., Nikesha Smith, Orlando, Fla. Ebony Brooks, S.C., Jasmine Baty Key West, Fla., nephews Kevin Baty, Mitchell, Jason and Justin McIntosh, Orlando Fla., and a host of other relatives and friends.

A viewing will take place Friday August 1, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel at 328 Truman Ave.

Funeral services will take place Saturday August 2, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Bernard L Lane officiating. Castillo and Thurston's Key West Mortuary and Cremation center is entrusted with all arrangements.

Thursday, July 31, 2014
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LOUISE SUMMERS

Louise Summers, 99, passed away Tuesday July 22, 2014 at Broward Health North Vitas Inpatient Hospice Unit in Deerfield Beach, Fla. The visitation will take place Friday August 1, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bethel AME Church, 223 Truman Ave. Funeral services to follow on Saturday August 2, 2014 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Bernard L. Lane officiating. All arrangements are entrusted to Castillo and Thurston's Key West Mortuary and Cremation Center.

Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Regina Bader-Robinson

Regina Bader-Robinson,(née Coffey) age 68, passed away after a valiant struggle with cancer on July 28, joining her beloved husband Charlie.

The two were inseparable, often seen dining at Tavern N' Town, Antonia's enjoying a cocktail, or La Te Da where the music always made them smile.

Regina was born in Atlantic City, N.J. on March 26, 1946. In 1967 she married her high school sweetheart, Paul Fiedler and had two children. Many Atlantic City friends from back in the day would remember the Coffey girls with their blonde hair and beautiful smiles.

In 1985 Regina and her husband, Lyn Bader of Somers Point, NJ retired to the Florida Keys where she became an avid fisherwoman, patron of the Sugarloaf lodge and mother to the light of her life, John Wayne Bader. Regina was loved by many and loved life, If she wasn't entertaining at home she would be enjoying a game or two of bingo at "Miccosukee."

Regina was a loyal and true friend. Never having met a stranger, she was available to anyone needing a helping hand her presence will be sorely missed.

She was pre-deceased by her beloved husbands Charlie Robinson and Lyn Bader, parents, William and Rose Ann Coffey, siblings, William Coffey Jr., Rose Ann Jordan, John Coffey, James Coffey, Theresa Gandy, Anne Marie Gore and Patricia Lombardi and her "bonus" son, Eddie Bader.

Her memory lives on through her children Regina Viscount (Michael), Paul Fiedler, Jr., and John Wayne Bader. Sisters, Leona Coffey and Connie Polistina both of N.J. Her "bonus' children Bill Bader, Dottie (Bader) Hunt (Don), Linda (Bader) Archambault (Mo), Bonnie Robinson Kiperman (Sami) Tim Robinson, Jason Newcomb (Sasha), beloved grandchildren, great grandchildren and numerous friends and family who miss her already.

A viewing and celebration of life will be held Thursday July 31 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Castillo-Thurston Funeral Home, 328 Truman Ave., Key West, FL 33040.

A Celebration of Life will also be held in N.J., the date has yet to be determined.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Regina Bader-Robinson

Regina Bader-Robinson, age 68, passed away after a valiant struggle with cancer, joining her beloved husband Charlie.

The two were inseparable, often seen dining at Tavern N Town and Antonia's enjoying a cocktail, or La Te Da where the music always made them smile.

Regina was born in Atlantic City, N.J. on March 26, 1946. In 1985 Regina and her late husband, Lyn Bader of Somers Point, N.J., retired to the Florida Keys where she became an avid fisherwoman, patron of the Sugarloaf Lodge and mother to the light of her life, John Wayne Bader.

Regina was loved by many and loved life. If she wasn't entertaining at home she would be enjoying a game or two of bingo at "Miccosukee."

Regina was a loyal and true friend, never having met a stranger she was available to anyone needing a helping hand her presence will be sorely missed.

She was pre-deceased by her beloved husbands Charlie Robinson and Lyn Bader, parents, William and Rose Ann Coffey, siblings, William Coffey Jr., Rose Ann Jordan, John Coffey, James Coffey, Theresa Gandy, Anne Marie Gore and Patricia Lombardi and her "bonus" son, Eddie Bader.

Her memory lives on through her children Regina Viscount (Michael), Paul Fiedler, Jr. and John Wayne Bader. Her "bonus" children Bill Bader, Dottie (Bader) Hunt (Don), Linda (Bader) Archambault (Mo), Bonnie Robinson Kiperman (Sami) Tim Robinson, Jason Newcomb (Sasha), beloved grandchildren and friends and family who miss her already.

A viewing and celebration of life will be held Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. at Castillo-Thurston.

Sunday, July 27, 2014
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EDWARD M. MEYERS

Captain Edward W. Meyers, USNR Ret., died peacefully in his sleep July 22, 2014 at his home in Mansfield Conn. Born to Edward Theodore and Helen Hillebrecht Meyers on April 28, 1924 in Scranton Pa., Ed lived an accomplished life.

Photography and the Navy were major influences in Ed's life. A part time photographer during high school qualified him to be appointed Photographer 3/C upon enlisting in the Navy January 13, 1942. After completing his basic training, Ed was assigned to Fleet Air Photographic Squadron Atlantic Fleet in 1943, where he performed aerial photography and motion picture work and was involved with the filming to prepare military strategists and commanders for D Day. His accomplishments earned him an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis Maryland. He graduated June 4th 1948 and on the same day married Lois Longman.

Ed resigned from active duty in 1954, but continued his service in the Naval Reserve. He then joined the management team for the Port of New York Authority and settled near their home town in Shrewsbury, New Jersey to raise their three daughters. In 1974, the family moved to Pittsford, N.Y. as Ed began working as Marketing Development Manager for Xerox Corporation from which he retired at the age of 55.

Ed enjoyed his family, animals and nature, especially the sea, through beachcombing, boating and fishing activities. After retiring from the Naval Reserve in 1969, Ed and Lois restored a Victorian home on Block Island R.I., enjoying summers there. Upon his retirement from Xerox, Ed and Lois acquired a second home on Sanibel Island, Fla. where they enjoyed the warm weather and beaches during the winter months. They continued this lifestyle until 2005, when they decided to move to Connecticut to be closer to family.

On his 65th wedding anniversary in 2013, Ed commented in reflection of their 65 years of marriage, "Life is what dreams are made from."

In addition to his loving wife of 66 years, Ed leaves 3 daughters and their spouses: Lois Ellen Turner and Robert Turner of Columbia Conn., Lisa and Robert Carroll of Norfolk, Va. and youngest daughter Mary Beth Meyers of Key West, Fla. Ed also enjoyed 8 grandchildren: Robert Turner, Jennifer Turner Finley, David Turner, Stephen Turner, Brian Turner, Matthew Carroll, Laura Carroll and Michelle Carroll, and 9 great-grandchildren: Robert Turner, Christian Turner, Claire Turner, Sarah Turner, Alex Turner, Kick Finley, Dash Finley, Zane Turner and McKinley Carroll. Special acknowledgement is given to Maia and Vlad Gugeshashvili for their excellent loving care in his later years.

A graveside military service is planned for September 13 on Block Island. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation in Ed's name.

Sunday, July 27, 2014
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BARRON LOWELL STRINGHAM

Barron Stringham, 61, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 after a long battle with cancer.

In the early 1990's he moved to Key West with his daughter Jessica.

He loved to spend time on the beautiful waters of the Florida Keys; boating, scuba diving, and paddle boarding. Barron also enjoyed riding his Harley around Key West.

After moving to the Keys, he and his family owned and operated the Tides Inn Liquor store on Flagler Ave. Later he began his career in HVAC. This created the opportunity of a lifetime for Barron at the U.S. Naval Research Lab Center for Corrosion Science and Engineering where he worked for the last 15 years.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Corey Perloff of Winchester, VA; grandsons, Malik and Ethan; son, BJ Gray of Culpepper, VA; sister, Debbie Woodward; brothers; Lee and Robert Stringham; nieces, Kristina Engelsberg, Leslie White, and Leslie Woodward; nephews, Robert Stringham Jr., Brian Stringham, and Adam Stringham; a special thank you to Diane, Matt, Cheryl and the rest of Barron's NRL family for all their support.

A memorial service in celebration of Barron's life is planned for 4 p.m. tomorrow, Monday, July 28 at Castillo and Thurston's Key West Mortuary, 328 Truman Ave., Key West.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Florida Keys.

Saturday, July 26, 2014
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ANN L. FOSTER

Ann L. Foster, 79, passed away on July 22, 2014. Ann will be laid to rest on Sunday, July 27. Contact Fred Hunter's Funeral Home at 954-989-1550 for more details.