In Memoriam: Nov. 1

Timothy Russell McDonough, 84, Vero Beach

Timothy Russell McDonough, formerly of Branford, Ct., Punta Gorda, Fla., and Vero Beach, died peacefully at his home on Oct. 26, 2017, at the age of 84.

Tim was a decorated Navy Veteran serving in the Underwater Demolition Team, a precursor to the U.S. Navy Seals.  He graduated from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., in 1957 where he was an All-American lacrosse player for all four years.  He was quite an athlete, having played varsity football in high school, the Naval Academy and Union College.  He was good enough to have had a tryout with the New York Giants, but injuries ended his career.

Tim spent most of his professional career working in the communication and technology business for Southern New England Bell, GAF Corp and Boehringer Ingelheim.

He was an automotive collector, motorcycle enthusiast and yachtsman.  His club memberships were Quail Valley Club, Pine Orchard Club, Quinnipiack Club and Orchid Island Yacht Club.

Tim was a person true to his convictions, passions and thirst for life.  He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Tim is survived by his loving wife, Emily Shaw McDonough; his step-sons, John S. Miller and Quintin A. Miller; and grandchildren, Maddie, Carter, Kinley, Harry and George and god-daughter Heidi Carter Milardo.

There will be a celebration of his life at Quail Valley River Club on Jan. 21, 2018, from 4–7 pm.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to any of your favorite Veteran’s organizations (WoundedWarriorProject.org, FloridaVeteransFoundation.org, K9sForWarriors.org, or NavySealMuseum.org) in Tim’s honor.

 

Nils S. Wedin, Vero Beach

It is with deep, and heavy sadness we announce the death of Nils S. Wedin who passed on Oct. 28, 2017, in his home in Vero Beach. Nils was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1931, where he spent most of his time gleaning every bit of wisdom possible from every person he met, giving him what he always referred to as a Street Education, the best kind.

Nils is a veteran of war having served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He met his wife, “Jeannie Gal”, 50 years ago and together they united and raised a family, fondly referred to as the Jamaica Street Gang.

He spent much of his life traveling the world, pursuing a vocation for which he was uniquely suited, often bringing his family with him to live in and experience diverse cultures.

Nils was a master chess player who used the game to keep his mind sharp and to teach the most valuable life lessons to his sons, daughters, grandsons and granddaughters.

He was an avid aviation enthusiast. He was a sharp man, always with a new project, idea or quest for knowledge forming in his mind.

He built a successful career, most notably as co-founder and president (retired) of CCE, Inc.

He is survived by his best friend and wife, Jean; his sons and daughters, Joseph, Pamela, Keith, Meg, Kenny and TJ; his sons- and daughters-in law, Nancy, Chuck, Cindy and Kathleen; his grandchildren, Chris, Melissa, Jessica, Sarah, Ashleigh, Sebastian, Hannah, Jake, Madison, Emma, Jessica and Berkleigh; and his great-grandchildren, Elian, Austin, Jayce, Brady, Emma, Angela Jean and Mackenzie.

A service will be held to honor the man and celebrate his unique life at Seawinds Funeral Home in Sebastian, Florida, on Friday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Nils name to your favorite charity, or to VNA Hospice House whose kind, genuine souls comforted and guided Nils and his family with unwavering kindness, wisdom and charity.

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