In Memory: Feb. 6

Kathleen Weimann Batelaan, 68, Vero Beach

Kathleen Weimann Batelaan, 68, passed away on Jan. 31, 2020, at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital in Vero Beach. She was born on Dec. 5, 1951, in Chicago, Ill., to Reinhold and Gertrude Weimann.

Kathy is now with her husband Paul Batelaan whom she lost five years ago after 36 years of marriage.

She had a deep love for Florida and the beach, in fact, that is where she met her husband, Paul.

Of late, Kathy was known to spend mornings watching the sun rise over the ocean, this was her bliss.

Kathy’s background was automotive, working as a title clerk and eventually assisting finance.

Kathy leaves behind her three boys, Timothy,  Christopher and Andy Batelaan.  She will be missed by her boys, her aunts, her uncle, her brothers and many cousins.


Lawrence W. Haryslak, 81, Vero Beach

Lawrence W. Haryslak, 81, of Vero Beach, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, after a long battle with heart disease. Larry was born to the late William and Victoria Haryslak on Feb. 20, 1938, in Camden, N.J.

He graduated as class president from St. Joseph’s HS (Camden, N.J.) in 1955 and attended Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa. He earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering.

He met the love of his life Jeani Mazza, (deceased 2018), and they married in April 1963. They were married for over 55 years and settled in Mount Laurel, N.J., and Avalon, N.J., before moving to Vero Beach in September 2004.

Lawrence worked at the Philadelphia Naval Base for Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station (Department of Defense) and was involved in a plethora of mechanical engineering projects both domestically and internationally, where he received numerous accolades and awards for his outstanding leadership and work skills.

After 31 years of service for the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division, he retired in January 1994.

Lawrence was an avid vintage Hollywood film voyeur, namely the Western and Classic film genres and was a huge fan of John Wayne, Humphrey Bogart, Alfred Hitchcock, and James Bond films.

Besides passing his time watching movies, he was a lover of the Atlantic Ocean where he would swim during the summers and early falls in Avalon.

He loved his extended family, childhood friends and former work colleagues. All throughout his life, he was a member of his local Catholic Church and had an uncanny ability of being compassionate, stoic, knowledgeable and kind.

Lawrence is survived by his children, William Haryslak (wife, Catherine), of Dennisville, N.J., Julie Schwartz (husband, Jeffrey), of Cape May Court House, N.J., Mark Haryslak, of Vero Beach, and Mathew Haryslak (wife, Rita), of Palm Springs, Calif.; three beautiful granddaughters, Emily Head (husband, Thomas), Olivia Schwartz, and Shelby Haryslak.

The family will receive family and friends for the “Celebration of Life” prayer service on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Cox Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home in Vero Beach.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Navy Seal Legacy Foundation.

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