In Memoriam: Sept. 27-28

Walter William Barnes, 83, Sebastian

Walter William Barnes, 83, died Sept. 26, 2017, at Florida Baptist Retirement Center, Inc. in Vero Beach. He was born in Bronx, N.Y., and lived in Sebastian for 27 years coming from Sewell, N.J., after raising their family in West Keansburg, N.J.

Walter was a US Navy veteran and served during the Korean War.

He was a manager for a nuclear training facility and was Mayor of Sebastian for many years.

Walter was a member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Sebastian.

Survivors include daughters, Patricia A. O’Hara and Susan Cuddie (David), both of Sebastian; sons, James Barnes (Donna), of Sewell, N.J., and John Barnes (Kristen), of McKinney, Texas; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Barnes.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Sebastian. Military Honors will be conducted by the Sebastian Area Veterans’ Honor Guard.


Dorothy Rose Calie, 94, Sebastian

Dorothy Rose Calie, 94, of Sebastian, passed away Sept. 20, 2017.

A viewing is scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, at Seawinds Funeral Home, 735 S. Fleming Street, Sebastian, FL 32958 with a service to follow at 3 p.m. in the chapel.


George David Geyer, Sebastian

George David Geyer went to be with our Lord on Sept. 18, 2017. Born in Butler, Pa., in 1931, he had struggled with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s for the last six years. A caring, friendly person, he acquired the nickname “the nice man” in the skilled nursing facility.

He was a Korean War veteran, serving in the Navy from 1951-1955. He moved to Chicago and pursued various professions: teaching electronics at technical schools, owning Mr. G’s Jungle pet store, building a TV studio for Evanston Township High School, and he settled at the Great Lakes Naval Base as a top civilian electronics instructor for 30 years.

He attended Moody Bible Institute for two years and taught Sunday School for trainees at the Naval Base. He enjoyed sailing on Lake Michigan and was a national 2003 Gold Medal winner for Roller figure skating.

Retiring in 2009, he and his wife, Pat, moved to Sebastian where they enjoyed the Vero Beach Amateur Radio Club and eight years of Florida living.

George was predeceased by his first wife and mother of his children, Joan; a son, Paul; and his parents, Annabel and George Geyer.

He is survived by his wife of nine years, Pat; sister, Marcia Grey (Elliott); and children Steve (Tammy), Ruth (Jim), David (Sherri), Kathie Deuel (Mike) and George; brother-in-law, Bob Fanning (Carol); nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; his dedicated caregiver Beline; and his beloved dogs, Pepper, Harley and Pogo.

A Memorial Service was held at Christ the King Presbyterian church, 4050 77th St., Vero Beach (corner of US 1).

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Veterans Council of Indian River County, PO Box 1354, Vero Beach, Fl 32961.


Tommie Lee Quals, 99, Vero Beach

Tommie Lee Quals, 99, of Vero Beach, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017.

A memorial service will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio at a later date.


Genevieve M. Ward, 95, Vero Beach

Genevieve M. Ward, 95, of Vero Beach, beloved Mother and Grandmother passed away peacefully at Palm Gardens Nursing Home on Sept. 27, 2017.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathie; three grandsons; six great-grandchildren; and was blessed with living to see the birth of a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 77 years, Elza D. Ward; her daughters, Karen and Linda; her brother, Robert Timberlake; and her parents Charles and Sarah Timberlake.

Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, on Dec. 25, 1921, she resided in Lucasville, Ohio, before moving to Vero Beach in 1968.

A Funeral Service will be held at Lucasville Cemetery in Lucasville, Ohio at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1.

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