In Memory: Jan. 6

From Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory

Charles P. Springmann, 75, Vero Beach

February 01, 1945 – December 26, 2020

Charles Patrick “Pat” Springmann, age 75, of Vero Beach, FL, passed away at his home on December 26, 2020.

Pat was born in Cheverly, Maryland on February 1, 1945 and moved from Crofton, Maryland to Vero Beach.

A veteran of the United States Army, Pat served in the Army Color Guard.

Pat retired as Broker, of Pat Springmann Realty.

He was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church. As an usher with the church, Pat had a willingness to help others and serve the Lord.

Pat was also a Past Grand Knight of the Catholic fraternal organization, Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife, Candace Springmann; daughter, Dawn Heflin and son-in-law, Teddy Heflin; and grandsons, Brandon Carrier, and Justin Carrier, all of Vero Beach.

Pat was predeceased by his sister, Martha Leizear, his sister, Mary Vernon, and his parents, Frances and Jesse Springmann.

Burial will be at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery, Queenstown, MD.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Springmann’s name, may be made to St. Helen Catholic Church, 2085 Tallahassee Ave., Vero Beach, FL., 32960.

Local arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home, Vero Beach, FL.

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Teena Shaw Jackson, 77, Vero Beach

Teena Shaw Jackson, long-time Vero Beach resident, passed away in the early hours of 2021. Despite a courageous battle with several health issues, she succumbed to complications from Covid-19 at age 77.

Teena grew up in the far reaches of Florida’s east coast – Jacksonville and Miami. She went from business school and modeling in Miami’s Coconut Grove to fashion design in both Miami and Woodstock, N.Y. She later moved to Winter Park, Fla., where she received her real estate license from Rollins College, and enjoyed — along with her husband — remodeling homes. She often joked that perhaps part of her creative spirit came from living in Bob Dylan’s former home in New York.

After coming to Vero Beach in 1981, she joined the real estate world and worked with various developers on high-end projects. She co-founded Beach & Beyond Rentals, a successful residential rentals company she ran for 20 years. When she sold the business in 2011, she joined the offices of Alex MacWilliam Inc. and The Charlotte Terry Group.

Teena was a creative foodie. There was not a recipe or food show she could ignore. She loved preparing food, eating it, and sharing it with friends and family. Her two precious “marmalade” cats were named Biscuit and Nutmeg. She was an avid supporter of the Humane Society and sponsored many loving adoptees.

She will be dearly missed by her family: two sisters, Sandy Patterson of Vero Beach and Stacey Shaw of Arizona; her brother-in-law, Dale Thomas of Arizona; her niece, Isabella Patterson, and nephew, Samuel Patterson, both of North Carolina; and her wide circle of friends. Due to the pandemic, a celebration of Teena’s life will be scheduled at a later date. Donations in her name can be made to H.A.L.O. No-Kill Rescue, halorescuefl.org/donate/ or Visiting Nurse Assn. of Treasure Coast, vnatc.org.

Arrangements by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.

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Stephen J. Corsetti, Sr., 99, Vero Beach

Stephen J. Corsetti, Sr., passed away at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital on December 31, 2020, at the age of 99. He was in his 100th year, which was always an important milestone to him. He was a resident of The Brennity at Vero Beach, at the time of his passing.

Stephen “Steve” was born in Woburn, MA, to Bernard and Frances Corsetti, as one of nine children.

Steve was a World War II veteran and served in the military for 23 years. He and his family traveled extensively and lived in Africa, Spain, Michigan, and California. Following his retirement from the U.S. Air Force, Steve was employed by the Polaroid Corporation in Waltham, MA.

Upon retiring from Polaroid, he and his wife Lillian, the love of his life for 76 years, traveled extensively throughout the United States. They moved from MA to North Hutchinson Island where they lived for 22 years. The couple enjoyed many around the world cruises and their love of ballroom dancing. Lillian passed away in May of 2019.

A Military Burial Service for both Stephen and Lillian will be held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA, in late spring.

Steve is survived by four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Family always came first and “Grampy” was dearly loved and will be missed immensely.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Raymond Duong, MD and his staff, especially Wendy, who we affectionately referred to as “The Boss,” their medical expertise and compassion, were greatly appreciated over the years.  Also, a heartfelt thanks to the Hospital Staff of 5 East, they are truly “Angels from Heaven.”

In lieu of flowers, friends may make contributions in Mr. Corsetti’s name to VNA & Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL., 32960.

Arrangements by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.

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Mary Alice Harden Thompson, 92, Vero Beach,

February 3, 1928 – January 5, 2021

Mary Alice “Peachy” Harden Thompson went home to be with our Lord on January 5, 2021.

She was born in Jacksonville, Florida, on February 3, 1928, and grew up in Nashville, TN. She later lived in Merritt Island, FL., for 60 years and resided most recently in Vero Beach, FL.

Peachy was a member of Georgiana United Methodist Church in Merritt Island, FL. She volunteered at the voting polls for many elections. Her favorite pastimes were being part of the Orchid Society and Bridge clubs. More than anything, she loved spending time with family. Visits from her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, siblings and in-laws were a joy each time.

Survivors include her children Gary (Cathy) Thompson, Dana (Rick) George, Kim (Dominic) Bava, Keith (Julie) Thompson, 15 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Thompson, parents James and Mary Harden, her brothers James Harden, Tim Harden, and Virgil (aka Pete) Harden.

She will be sadly missed by many relatives of the Thompson families and Harden families and her wonderful friends from Merritt Island to Nashville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Georgiana United Methodist Church, 3925 S. Tropical Trail, Merritt Island, FL., 32952. A private ceremony will be held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL., to be buried with her husband.

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Edward W. deCheubell, 85, Vero Beach

Edward W. deCheubell, 85, passed away on January 4th, 2020, in Vero Beach, FL. He was the dedicated husband to Sandra (Sanders) deCheubell for 66 years and the son of Edward H. and Marie (Tressler) deCheubell.

Ed grew up in McSherrystown, PA, and graduated from Delone Catholic High School where he was known to many as “Ed,”, “Skip,”, or “Dishy.” Upon graduation, he began his career as a carpenter, owning his own construction business. He graduated from Penn State University and was an instructor of carpentry at the Lancaster County Vo-tech Schools, later retiring as the administrator for adult and continuing education.

Woodworking was his passion, as he created many pieces of beautiful furniture for friends and family. Ed also enjoyed bowling, golf, and playing cards.

In addition to his wife, Ed leaves behind a son, Alan deCheubell of Bar Harbor, ME, and three daughters: Lori deCheubell and Alane deCheubell, both of Vero Beach, FL, and Janine Young, wife of Mark, of Millersville, PA. He is also survived by four granddaughters: Aubrey, Olivia, Emma, and Julia, in addition to a sister, Jeanne Ferguson, NC, and a brother, John deCheubell, Biglerville, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents as well as a son, Michael deCheubell, and two sisters, Joan deCheubell and Yvonne Keeney.

Memorial services will be held privately at the discretion of the family.

Donations in his memory may be made to Special Olympics, Attn: Donor Development, 1133 19th Street N.W., Washington, D.C., 20036 or at donorservices@specialolympics.org.

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Myron Frederic Clemons, 74, Sebastian

Myron Frederic Clemons, 74, from Sebastian, Florida, passed away Saturday, January 2, 2021.

He was born in Lake Wales, Florida, April 11,1946. He was a true native Floridian. He was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Sebastian, which he faithfully attended. As a young man he achieved Eagle Scout rank. He attended Florida State College and joined the Army.  He was proud of his service in the military. When he got out of the army in 1985, he joined the Army National Guard. He then came to Vero Beach to be a police officer. He was deployed to the Persian Gulf War for nine months. He then became a deputy sheriff and retired from Polk County Sheriff’s Office. He is survived by his loving wife Christine, daughter Elaine (Tyler) of Merritt Island, stepdaughter Crystal, of New York, sons Samuel and Chris of Sebastian, and granddaughter Kandis of Merritt Island and Beloved dog, Otis. Also, his sisters Carol, of Lake Wales, Jeanette (Vic) of Auburndale, and brothers Randy (Shelley), and David (Cathy) of Lake Wales. As well as his many nieces and nephews. These are the things that filled his life, and the love he had for his parents, family, and friends.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at Cornerstone Baptist Fellowship, 1091 Schumann Drive, Sebastian, FL., 32958, followed by the service beginning at 11 a.m. with Rev. Russell T. Moore officiating. Burial will take place at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, Mims, Florida with military honors.

Arrangements are entrusted to Strunk Funeral Home, 1623 North Central Avenue, Sebastian, Florida, 32958.

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