In Memoriam: March 10

June W. Fritz, 91, Vero Beach

June W. Fritz, 91, of Vero Beach, passed away to meet her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on March 8, 2018. She was surrounded by her family, dear friends and clergy during her final days.

She was affectionately called Mama by her children, Grammy by her grandchildren, Gigi by her great-grandchildren, and Junebug by her closest friends.

June Elizabeth was born to Minnie and William Wright in Bridgeport, Conn., on July 16, 1926. She had one sibling, William Wright, Jr., who lives in Milford, Conn.

At age 16, June began full time employment at the Southern New England Telephone Company in Connecticut. She demonstrated strong leadership abilities and was promoted to supervisory status. She met the love of her life, Charles Scaturro, and they were married in 1947.

June and Charles had four children together. Charles was a devoted husband and soulmate. Together they devoted their lives to creating a loving, harmonious atmosphere for their children. They enjoyed dancing, singing, socializing and welcoming people into their home.

June had a flair for fashion. Pink was her favorite color!

At age 48, June became a widow. Strong in character, she continued raising her children alone, offering them her love and devotion. After her retirement, she moved to Florida, where she met her second husband, Milton Martin Fritz, in church.

They moved to Vero Beach and began a new chapter in the Indian River Estates Life Care community.

June dedicated her life to her loved ones. She was known for her contagious smile and compassion for others. Her family was always her priority and every member had a special place in her heart. June prayed daily for her family and desired that each “precious” one draw close to God.

June was very close to her church family, also, where she worshipped at the First Church of God. She attended weekly services, Bible studies and was a member of the Women Alive Sunday School class.

Her Pastor Greg affectionately called her “Little Berean” because of her quick recall and deep love for the Word of God. For years, there was a sign in June’s room entranceway that read, “Welcome to June’s Room for Prayer or Joyous Bible Study.”

During the past year, June attended church services onsite at Indian River Estates, with Chaplain Bill Mead. Even in her final days, she offered “Our Daily Bread” devotionals from a box she labeled, “FREE: Take One.”

June shared her many spiritual gifts freely including intercessory prayer, mercy, and teaching. She fed the homeless, and ministered God’s love to those in jails and rehab centers. She was active into her 90s, teaching Bible studies and praying for anyone in need.

June is survived by her brother, William; four children, Gary Charles (wife, Linda), Linda Rose Cammarota (husband, Domenico), Patricia Ann Winters (partner, David), and Daniel Thomas (wife, Deborah); nine grandchildren including, Antonio L. Cammarota, Cristina A. Smeraglino, Patricia L. Wasilewski, June Scaturro-Graves, Charles G. Winters, Michael T. Winters, Daniel F. Scaturro and Joseph C. Scaturro; and 10 great-grandchildren, Anthony D. Cammarota, Winfred Rembert, Amanda R. Cammarota, Domenic J. Cammarota, Logan A. Wasilewski, Noah R. Wasilewski, Madison J. Wasilewski, Gary C. Rembert, Camar Graves and James T. Winters (born on March 6, 2018).

She is pre-deceased by her husbands, Charles Scaturro and Milton M. Fritz; and grandchild, Mark Kovacs.

Two memorial services are planned for celebrating June’s life. The first is at Indian River Estates, East Auditorium, 2250 Indian Creek Boulevard W., Vero Beach, Florida, on Wednesday, March 14 at 1:30 p.m.

The second memorial service will be held at Pistey Funeral Home, 2155 Main St., Stratford, Conn., 11 a.m., Saturday, March 24, followed by a burial at Union Cemetery next to her beloved Charles.

All friends and family are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Acts Samaritan Fund at Indian River Estates, 2250 Indian Creek Boulevard W., Vero Beach, Florida 32966.

Online donations may be made at, or the Women’s Refuge of Vero Beach, 1850 Lemon Avenue, Vero Beach, Florida 32960. Website is


Otto Richard Weiler, Jr., Vero Beach

Otto Richard Weiler, Jr., of Vero Beach, passed peacefully from our midst on March 8, 2018.

He was beloved husband to Lena Galli Weiler. “Dick and Lee” loved and worked together throughout their 67 years of marriage. They owned and operated Weiler & Co. Furniture in Egg Harbor, N.J. prior to procuring their Real Estate Licenses on Long Beach Island, N.J.

In 1979, they moved to Vero Beach, became Brokers, and bought and operated Donovan Real Estate for 13 years.

Dick was discharged from the United States Marine Corp as a Captain in 1959.

He was a member of the American Legion Rudolph Elmer Post 158 in Egg Harbor City and Stephen N. Gladden Post 40 in Fort Pierce, Fla.

Interment will occur at a future date in his hometown, Egg Harbor City, N.J., with full Marine Corp Military Honors.

Dick’s world revolved around his family, which surrounded him with love and comfort.

Survivors include his daughter, Pat Donovan (partner, Richard), two sons, Rick Weiler (partner, Dianne) and Mike Weiler (partner, Penny); grandchildren, Tammy Geerling (partner, Marty), Morgan Donovan (partner, Lana), Nicole Vanderwerf (partner, Aaron), Ryan Weiler, Otto R. Weiler III, and Michael W. Weiler; and great-granddaughters, Kora Lee Geerling and Mila Donovan.

The family would like to thank the IRMH Medical Staff, EMT’s, VNA Hospice Staff, and countless Friends for their support.


George Wojciechowski, 87, Sebastian

George Wojciechowski, 87, of Sebastian, passed away March 9, 2018, at the VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach.  He was born in Lemont, Ill., to Mildred and Samuel Wojciechowski.

George was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church, Vero Beach and a member of the Cement Mason Unit 502.

He served in Navy for 4 years just before the Cuban Crisis, on the U.S.S. Barton.

Survivors include his wife, Valeria Wojciechowski, of 25 years; seven children, Mark (partner, Nancy), Martha (partner, Douglas), Lynn, Laura (partner, Ronald), Cheryl (partner, Kenneth), Carol (partner, Bob), and Elizabeth (partner, Kenneth); three step-children; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

A private scattering at sea will take place at a later date.

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