Thursday, September 27, 2012

Brevard County Obituaries September 27, 2012

Barbara Healey Buontempo, 53, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 21, 2012 surrounded by her family. She was born on May 30, 1959 to James and Barbara Healey.  She lived most of her life and was educated in Lynn, Massachusetts, where she graduated from Lynn English High School with the class of 1977. In 2007, she moved to Florida where she resided in Melbourne.


She was a production coordinator in the field of electronics for many years and later became a caregiver, dedicating the later part of her life to caring for her parents.


“Bianca”, as she was known to those closest to her, loved swimming and reading.


She was recently preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Healey and a nephew, Joseph LeBlanc.


Left behind to mourn her loss is her husband, David Buontempo; her father, James Healey of Melbourne, FL; sisters: Cherylee (Deputy Chief Bill Murray) of Lynn, MA and Joanne LeBlanc (Robert) of Lynn, MA; brothers: James Healey (Jodi) of Tucson, AR and Sean (Kristine) Healey of New Hartford, NY; many loving nieces, nephews and friends; and her loving dog “Coey”.


Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beach Funeral Homes. Donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to Hospice of Health First. Condolences and donations may be sent through their website at www.beachfuneralhome.com.


Services will be held at a later date in Lynn, Massachusetts.

Arrangements entrusted to:
Beach Funeral Home  & Cremation Services
1689 South Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida 32937
Phone: 321- 777- 4640
Fax: 321- 777- 4642



Laura Berthiaume (Osimo), 87, of Palm Bay, FL passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday September 26, 2012. 


Laura was a devoted mother and a wonderful wife moving to Florida in 2011 from Burlington, MA.


She is survived by her husband of 61 years Leonel, daughters Carol Bartlett and husband John, Elaine France, Angela Schofield and husband Don, and son Kenneth Berthiaume and wife Michelle, grandchildren Bo, Matthew, Jason, Saralyn, Aaron, Susan, Anna, Mackenzie, Abby, Paul, and Gabrielle, great-grandchildren J.T., Tyler and Ava, five sisters Mary, Rita, Isabelle, Claire and Nancy.


A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday September 28th 11am at St Joseph Catholic Church - Babcock St. in Palm Bay with visitation one hour before the Mass in church.


Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice of Health First in Palm Bay, FL.
Arrangements by:
Brownlie - Maxwell Funeral Home
1010 Palmetto Avenue

Melbourne, Florida 32901
Phone 321-723-2345
Sophie Cheeseman, 84, of Palm Bay, Florida, died on September 22, 2012.


Arrangements by:
Brownlie - Maxwell Funeral Home
1010 Palmetto Avenue

Melbourne, Florida 32901
Phone 321-723-2345


David R. Greiner, loving and devoted husband and father, died at the age of 87 on September 21st. He passed peacefully with family by his side. His sense of humor and love of family stayed with him until the end. He was preceded in death by his parents, F. Earle and Collette Greiner, to whom he was born on October 5, 1924, and by his brother, Eugene Greiner. David is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy (Knaus), his four children, Elizabeth Robinson, David Greiner, Julie Hall, and Robert Greiner, six grand-children, and one great grand-child.

Born in Syracuse, NY, David attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Immediately after graduating from North High School in Syracuse, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. During his military service, he served as a B-17 gunner in Europe during World War II, and a military air traffic controller after the war. Following an honorable discharge, he graduated from Le Moyne College in Syracuse with a degree in Economics. Dave and Dorothy were married on November 27, 1954. In addition to building a successful business constructing homes in the Syracuse area, he volunteered with Boy Scouts of America and the Central New York Homebuilders Association. David enjoyed golf and tennis, but his true passion was boating, in particular sailing. He belonged to several different sailing clubs on Skaneateles Lake in New York, and owned and raced several different sailboats over the years. As a Syracuse resident, David was a devoted, life-long fan of Syracuse University “The Orange” sports teams.
 
In 1981 he and Dorothy realized their dream of moving to Florida, starting in Satellite Beach and eventually moving to Indian Harbour Beach. Having come south too early to retire, Dave and Dorothy purchased and ran a business for several years. Dave also continued to enjoy boating and tennis during his years in Florida.

A memorial service is planned for 10 AM Monday, October 1, at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church at 3050 A1A in Indialantic. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that consideration be given to contributing to The Daily Bread, a soup kitchen and resource center for the hungry and homeless located at 805 E. Fee Ave in Melbourne, FL, 32901. 
David's on-line guest book may be signed at www.beachfuneralhome.com
Arrangements entrusted to:
Beach Funeral Home 
1689 South Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida 32937
Phone: 321- 777- 4640
Fax: 321- 777- 4642

Stephanie B. Guba, 90, of Melbourne, Florida, died on September 22, 2012.
Arrangements by:
Brownlie - Maxwell Funeral Home
1010 Palmetto Avenue

Melbourne, Florida 32901
Phone 321-723-2345
Cynthia Ann Meech, 68, of West Melbourne, Florida, died on September 22, 2012.
Arrangements by:
Brownlie - Maxwell Funeral Home
1010 Palmetto Avenue

Melbourne, Florida 32901
Phone 321-723-2345




Wendell Thomas Watts, of Indialantic, FL, passed away on September 21, 2012, after a 2 year battle with brain cancer, at the age of 54. He was born in Atlanta, GA on October 17, 1958, and moved with his family to Indian Harbor Beach, FL in 1960.


He attended Indialantic Elementary, Hoover Junior High and Satellite Beach High Schools. He was on the varsity wrestling and tennis teams at Satellite High and played tennis for Brevard Community College. He joined the Harris Corporation in Palm Bay in 1985 and was employed there for 25 years.


While employed at Harris he earned an AA degree at Brevard Community College in 1987, a BS at Rollins College in 1989 and a MS at Florida Institute of Technology in 1994. He also earned a certification in Procurement and Contract Management from APICS in 1996. He was a member of several job-related organizations while employed at Harris.


He was an avid surfer, golfer and tennis player and was a member of the Kiwi Tennis Club and Pro Health Fitness.


Wendell was a long time member of St. Marks Methodist Church and will be remembered there by his two pastors and many friends.


Wendell was also devoted to serving his church where he volunteered for seasonal events and was a member of the church financial committee.


He is survived by his Mother, Marilyn Watts Lewis, who resides in Viera, FL; brothers, Stuart Watts of Fayetteville,GA, Brian Watts of Satellite Beach, FL; niece, Ashley Watts of Atlanta, GA; and nephew, Dustin Watts of Fayetteville, GA.


Funeral services will be provided by Beach Funeral Home and there will be a Memorial service at St. Marks Methodist Church on Saturday, September 29th at 10:00 am.


Donations may be made to Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL or St. Marks Methodist Church in Indialantic.



Arrangements entrusted to:
Beach Funeral Home 
1689 South Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida 32937
Phone: 321- 777- 4640
Fax: 321- 777- 4642
Lance Lee Westlake, 69, of Melbourne, Florida, died on September 26, 2012.
Arrangements by:
Brownlie - Maxwell Funeral Home
1010 Palmetto Avenue

Melbourne, Florida 32901
Phone 321-723-2345