In Memory: Jan. 7

From Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory

Rita Ann Wead, 82, Vero Beach

November 25, 1938 – January 03, 2021

Rita Ann Wead, age 82, of Vero Beach, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2021.

She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on November 25, 1938.

Rita is survived by her daughters, Elain Austin and Linda Jones; son-in-law, Barton Jones; grandchildren, John Austin V, Elizabeth Austin Weber, James B. Jones III, and Matthew Jones; and great-grandchildren, Elliot Weber and McKenna Weber.

She was predeceased by her husband, William Scott Wead, Jr., son, William Scott Wead III, and son-in-law, John B. Austin IV.

Memorial contributions in her name, may be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc., 26345 Network Place, Chicago, IL.,  60673-1263 or

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Jonathan W. Levi, 58, Vero Beach

April 28, 1962 – January 02, 2021

It is with great sadness (and happiness) that we announce the loss of Jonathan Wayne Levi, 58, to lung cancer on Saturday morning, January 2nd, 2021, where he passed away in the care of his brother, and the Vero Beach, Florida, Hospice House.

We are sad because we mourn the loss of an immensely devoted son, a supporter of good causes, a great brother, an excellent Uncle, and a wonderful friend to all, especially cats of all sizes, shapes and conditions.

But we are happy because his battle, as potent as it was, was fairly brief. He is thus out of pain, at peace, and we are sure, far happier with the many loved ones he is now with.

Jon was born and raised in New York City, where he earned his GED and began his lifelong love of technology. He joined the Navy, serving with the Submarine Service on fast-attack subs during the Iraq war, rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer, First Class.

After his seven years of Navy service, he studied Computer Science at the University of Central Florida, and thereafter, joined his parents in Vero Beach, diligently and joyously looking after their every need and want from beginning to end: it would be hard to find a more devoted son.

Jon was a consummate investigator of all things tech, devoting enormous energy to his pursuit of knowledgeable excellence in service of his career as a computer consultant, running his own company in the Vero community for decades.

A lifelong Unitarian Universalist, Jon was active in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach, which he loved dearly, and volunteered for extensively.

His favorite shirt said, “God Bless the Whole Planet. No Exceptions”.

He is survived by his brothers, Jeffrey Levi of Santa Monica, California, Ned Cox III of Montreal, Canada, his nieces and nephews, and his most dear friend, Carol Thompson.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to VNA Hospice House, Habitat for Humanity, any organization that supports Veterans, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach, Florida, an animal shelter, or any other charity that is meaningful to you.

He would want you all to take care of each other, do good things and have a happy life.

He will be missed.

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Robert (Robby) A. Gore, Jr., 47, Sebastian

Robert (Robby) Allan Gore, Jr., age 47, passed away January 1, 2021 at home in Sebastian, FL.

He was born in Vero Beach, FL., on January 17, 1973.

Robby was a graduate of the University of Central Florida.

He played Varsity Baseball for VBHS and went on to play baseball in college as well. Robby loved sports of all kinds, but his teams were the Miami Hurricanes and the Miami Dolphins. He tried to never miss a game. Robby truly loved his family and was a very giving man. He always loved talking about his nieces and nephews and was very proud of them all. Robby worked for Micco Aircraft in Ft. Pierce as an air engineer planner for many years and then moved to Oklahoma to continue with his career with Micco Aircraft. Robby enjoyed his job and loved being part of the Micco family.

Survivors include his father and stepmom, Robert Allan (Cathy) Gore, Sr.; fiancé, Cheryl Ann Hotki Beaver; stepdaughter, Brie Hays (3); sisters and brothers-in-law, Christina (Charlie) Savage, Kelly (Jack) Welton, Faith (Randy) Shepherd, (10) nieces and nephews, Amy Harrison, Brandon Sample, Mallory Murry, Randall Shepherd, Stephanie Thayer, Sarah Rhoten, Skyler Savage, Mikaela Welton, Jacelyn Shepherd, and Grace Welton; and (13) great nieces and nephews.

Robby was predeceased by his mother Gloria (Jeanie) Howard Gore; maternal grandparents, Leonard Wallace and Helen Crocker Howard; and paternal grandparents, Bertram (Buck) Williamson and Adele Killian Gore, Jr.

Robby will be greatly missed, and he is loved beyond words.  He is now in Heaven with his beloved Mom and dog, “Porkchop.”  He will forever be in our hearts.

Memorial contributions my be made to the Visiting Nurse Association, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL., 32960.

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Wanda Jean Agresti, 63, Sebastian

January 27, 1957 – January 4, 2021

Wanda Jean Agresti, 63, of Sebastian, FL., died Monday January 4, 2021, with her family by her side.

She was born to the late Mario and Gail Leoni on January 27, 1957, in Boston, MA. She attended Cranston East High School in Cranston, RI. Wanda married the late Steve J Agresti in 1986 and made their home in Exeter, RI, then retired to Vero Beach, FL.

Wanda worked as a Telecommunications Specialist at Allendale insurance in Johnston, RI, until retiring.

Wanda and Steve we active members of the Italian American Club in Sebastian, FL.

Wanda is survived but her daughter Ashlee Gaudreau, Ashlee’s husband Christopher Gaudreau of RI, her stepdaughter Sheri Williams and her husband John Williams of N.Y. She is also survived by her two sisters Margo Wilson Atkinson and Danielle Barbusci, loving nieces and nephews and eight beautiful grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be planned for this upcoming summer.

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