In Memoriam: April 12

Philip Schuyler Allen, 77, Vero Beach

Philip Schuyler Allen, 77, of Vero Beach, passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 10, 2018, following a long hard fight with throat cancer. Philip was born in Manhasset, N.Y., on May 3, 1940, to John and Louise Allen.

It was during high school that he developed his love for the sport of lacrosse. He followed in his father and brothers’ footsteps by attending Princeton University and graduated with the class of 1962.

While at Princeton, Phil became a three time All American Lacrosse player and captain of the 1962 lacrosse team. Through his life he stayed connected to his college team mates and remained very involved through the Friends of Princeton Lacrosse organization.

Philip was a successful International banker. While working for Citibank he lived in London, England, for three years. Upon his return to the U.S., he resided with family in Scarsdale, N.Y.

He worked for Bankers Trust in New York City before joining National Commercial Bank in Saudi Aribia. His banking endeavors also took his to Nassau, Bahamas. Philip resided in Manhattan for some time while running Shalimar Gloves and Accessories before relocating with his former wife, Judy Allen, to Vero Beach.

Philip started with Prudential in the Vero Beach branch office and then moved to Morgan Stanley, where he was most recently a Senior VP, Wealth Advisor for the Wealth Management group.

At 77, Phil was finally considering retirement and had many wonderful fond memories of traveling, hosting parties, being active with his dear friends from high school and college.

Phil enjoyed the last 14 years with his domestic partner, Sybille Ludwig, of which were some of the happiest days of his life.

We will miss Phil and his unbelievable zest for life. He will be missed by many, many friends and family members who knew him and loved him. Philip loved life, to know him was to love him, rest in peace.

He is survived by his brother, John S. Allen and sister-in-law, Connie Allen; his daughters, Elizabeth Saunders and Kristen McManus and sons-in-law, Ken Saunders and Jim McManus; five grandchildren, Jack Saunders, Blair Saunders, Alex Saunders, Abigail McManus and Will McManus; and his beloved domestic partner and fiancé, Sybille Ludwig.

He now joins his beloved daughter, Dana Blair Allen, who passed away in 1990.

The memorial service will be held at Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 15. Visiting hours will start at 1 p.m., with a reception following the service, which will be held at the Plaza, next to Stunk Funeral Home.


Richard Boyd Broomell, 71, Sebastian

Richard Boyd Broomell, 71, of Sebastian, died April 10, 2018, at VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach. He was born in Atlantic City, N.J., and lived in Sebastian.

He retired from Communications International where he worked as Projects Coordinator for 16 years.

He was survived by his sons, Sky Broomell and Cloud Broomell.


William (Bill) DuRie, 75, Vero Beach

William (Bill) DuRie, 75, of Vero Beach, formerly of Wyckoff, N.J., and Normandy Beach, N.J., died peacefully with family surrounding him on Monday, April 9, 2018, at Lawnwood Medical Center in Ft. Pierce. Born in Rahway, N.J., Bill graduated from Rahway High School, Class of 1960 and Norwich University, Northfield, Vt., Class of 1964.

He served six years in the New Jersey National Guard. Bill had a long and distinguished career in finance beginning at General Motors, through Lotepro Corp, the US subsidiary of Linde A.G. and retiring from Cappelli Industries in Valhalla, N.Y.

He was a member of the Moorings Yacht & Country Club, Vero Beach, President of the board of directors at Spinnaker Point Association at the Moorings in Vero Beach, member of Ridgewood (NJ) Country Club, and member and past Commodore of Normandy Beach (NJ) Yacht Club.

The epitome of a gentleman, Bill always had a smile and approached everything with optimism. He was incredibly kind and thoughtful, and his work ethic earned him the respect of his peers. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He enjoyed playing golf, but was happiest out on the water in his boat.

Bill is survived by Marcia, his loving wife of 50 years; and his two sons, Randy (Springfield, N.J.) and Stephen (Pompton Lakes, N.J); four grandchildren Ella, Owen, Teddy and Kiersten; as well as his sister, Harriet, of Fuquay-Varina, N.C.

He was predeceased by his sister, Judy.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Blvd., Vero Beach.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in his memory to Indian River County Habitat for Humanity, 4580 US1, Vero Beach, FL 32967 or Indian River Medical Center Foundation, 1001 37th Place Suite 101, Vero Beach, FL 32960.



Reginald B. Newman II, 80, Vero Beach

Reginald B. Newman II, 80, passed away peacefully at his winter home in Vero Beach on April 7, 2018. Reg was born Sept. 20, 1937, to Reginald B. and Ethel L. Newman in Buffalo, N.Y.

He attended Kenmore and Tonawanda schools. He was a three-sport athlete (football, basketball and track) and president of the Kenmore Varsity Club, graduating from Kenmore High School in 1955.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University in 1959, where he met his bride-to-be, Carol Eggerss, and was president of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity.

He worked at the General Finance Corporation in Evanston, Ill., throughout college and for the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Mich., upon graduation.

Upon persuasion from his father, he agreed to join the family business, R.B. Newman Fuel Corp., in 1960. He and his late brother, Donald F., expanded the business into the largest independent supplier of petroleum products in Western New York – and one of the largest family-owned companies in the region.

Mr. Newman also served as president of the company, and as chairman from 1998 to his retirement in 2002. In addition to helping to build his family business, NOCO Energy Corp., Mr. Newman was proud to be a booster of many Buffalo business and civic organizations. He even put it on his business card: “Reginald B. Newman II, Cheerleader.”

He remained active in the business world, and was a member of the board of directors for Dunn Tire, Rand Capital Corp., Taylor Devices, and M&T Bank. He also was a director and chairman of Prior Aviation Service and was chairman of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership from 1996 to 1998. Mr. Newman was a member of the Rotary Club of Buffalo, where he served as president from 1970 to 1971, a member of the board of directors for the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and chairman of the University at Buffalo Foundation from 1996 to 2008.

He received several awards from the University at Buffalo, including being recognized as the Executive of the Year in 1997, receiving the Walter P. Cooke Award in 1998 and their highest honor, the Norden Medal in 2006. He served on the Board of Regents at Canisius College and received an honorary degree in 1997. He was also a past president of the Rotary Club of Buffalo, The Country Club of Buffalo, The Buffalo Club and a member of the John’s Island Club.

Reg was married to his college sweetheart, Carol E. Newman, for 57 years. They had two children, Wendy Pratt (William J., Jr.) and Clark C. (Carolyn) Newman; grandchildren, Caroline, William III, Charlotte, and Bridget.

Reg was affectionately known as “Grampsy” by his four grandchildren and loved nothing more than mentoring them in the more important things in life like how to play gin rummy, good manners and to take only one practice swing on the golf course.

He demonstrated to them the importance of family, hard work, good values, and how to live life to the fullest. He believed in them, encouraged them, humored them and inspired them.

Reg was best friend to many and truly a one of a kind who made the most of each and every day. He possessed the most admirable qualities in life – love of family and friends, integrity, humility, generosity, perseverance, and the ability to make the perfect martini. He loved his country, was an ardent supporter of his hometown of Buffalo, enjoyed golfing and hunting with friends, and had a passion for jazz and classical music. Reg was truly an inspiration to all who knew him.

A memorial service celebrating Reg’s life will be held at a time soon to be announced. If desired, memorials may be made to the Rotary Club of Buffalo Permanent Endowment Fund, 701 Seneca Street – Suite 218 , Buffalo, NY 14210. Amigone Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements in Buffalo


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