In Memory: Sept. 5-7

Julie Ann Sumner Blosmore, 68, Vero Beach

Julie Ann Sumner Blosmore, 68, of Vero Beach, formerly of Wisconsin passed away Sept. 4, 2020. Born Sept. 20, 1951, at Wisconsin Rapids, Wisc., she was a daughter of the late John and Doris Mislove Sumner.

Julie was a United States Army Veteran, having served as a medic in the Women’s Auxiliary Corps.

After her stint in the Army, she was a Code Enforcement Officer in Wisconsin before retiring to Florida.

Julie is survived by her children, Rebecca Sumner, and Joey Dobbs (Jennifer); brothers, Michael Sumner & Al Sumner; grandchildren, Julianna, JoJo, Racheal, Rhianna, Raina & JuJu; special friend and caregiver, Melonie Smart; and many other loving family and friends.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, John Sumner.

Services are to be private with Interment in Cape Canaveral National Cemetery.


Virginia Pagano, 77, Vero Beach

Virginia Pagano, 77, of Vero Beach, went to be with the Lord and her beloved husband, Jerry, on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. Ginny was born on July 16, 1943, to William and Virginia Klasen.

She shared her life with sisters, Linda and Lucille, Opa and Nana, many wonderful dogs and lived for many years in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Ginny married the boy next door, Jerry Pagano, on June 23, 1968. They moved to Long Island, N.Y., in 1976 and retired to Vero Beach in 1996. Jerry went to heaven on Dec. 17, 2009.

Mass will be at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1860 6th Ave., Vero Beach, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Humane Society, 6230 77th st. Vero Beach, FL 32967 in the name of Lady Sophia, her beloved King Charles Cavalier or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Jeanne Patterson Leiper Warren, 91, Vero Beach

Jeanne Patterson Leiper Warren, 91, who lived at Indian River Estates, in Vero Beach, died Saturday Sept. 5, 2020.

The daughter of Stephen and Ella Patterson, she was raised in Pittsburgh, Pa., with a sister Margaret (Peggy) who predeceased her in 2005.

She earned a scholarship grant to the University of Pittsburgh, where she graduated (magna cum laude) in 1949 with a degree in business education.

As an avocation, Jeanne studied voice and became a professional soprano soloist for churches and special choirs in the western PA/W.VA area. Her first job after acquiring a degree at Pitt led to becoming an executive secretary at US Steel, and her singing talent led to her marriage to tenor Thomson L. Leiper, a specialist in the teaching of reading. They completed their family with the birth of daughter, Lesley, and son, T. Lindsay Leiper, III.

Jeanne chose to be a stay-at-home mom for 15 years, during which time she continued her professional singing career. She and her Scottish-born husband also sang for many Scottish events, and as their children grew, they joined their parents in presenting musical programs.

Dr. Leiper’s work transferred them to Harrisburg in 1970, but not before Jeanne had earned a Master’s degree from Pitt in Special Education for the blind and visually impaired. With teaching experience in both western and central Pennsylvania, Jeanne enrolled in Penn State classes to attain certification as a supervisor of special education and served in this capacity for 25 years.

Her career included sabbatical volunteer assignments in Fiji and Jamaica and an appearance before a congressional committee in Washington, D.C., with one of her blind students who demonstrated a new piece of equipment in an effort to secure funding.

After Dr. Leiper’s death, Jeanne wintered in Florida where she met the love of her life, Carl D. Warren. That love would last her remaining 21 years. They married in 1998 and began a lifestyle of traveling and volunteering. Their worldly travels were extensive as were their hours of service to the Auxiliary at what is now Cleveland Clinic, Indian River Hospital.

Jeanne will also be remembered by her Indian River Estate fellow residents for the musical entertainment she provided.

Survivors include her husband, Carl; daughter, Lesley Morse (Phil), of Vienna, Va.; and son, T. Lindsay Leiper (Susan), of Norristown, Pa.; stepdaughter, Karen Brewer (Bill), of Vero Beach; stepson, Stephen Warren Sr. (Darlene), of Nebraska; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and nephews and their families.

A memorial service may be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the ACTS Samaritan Fund (East) of Vero Beach at Indian River Estates FL 32960, First Presbyterian Church Endowment, Vero Beach, FL, 32960, or to one’s charity of choice. Burial services will be private.

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