In Memory: Jan. 14

From Strunk Funeral Homes & Crematory

Louis Robert Lindstadt, 80, Vero Beach

January 8, 1940 – December 29, 2020

Louis Robert “Lou” Lindstadt of Vero Beach, passed quietly December 29th at Hospice House.

Originally from Greenlawn New York, Lou had been a resident of Vero Beach since 1970.

Lou worked for Rinker Materials Corporation for many years, in several capacities.

Lou is survived by his wife of 58 years, Kathryn, his 3 sons, Kevin and wife Iris, Corey and wife Cynthia, Tad and his Fiancée Shawna, his brother Gordon,  11 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren and countless relatives and friends throughout the Treasure Coast and Long Island New York.

A celebration of life will be announced, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, or donations, the family asks  that you do something nice for your fellow man. Lou was the guy who always had a dollar or two for anyone in need.

From Strunk Funeral Homes & Crematory

John Patrick Maley II, 86, Vero Beach

March 11, 1934 – January 6, 2021

With great sadness we announce the passing of John Patrick “Pat” Maley II of Vero Beach, FL on January 6th, 2021.  He will be sorely missed by his loving wife of 65 years, Elsie “Lorraine” Maley; his four children: Michele Smith of Newcastle, ON, Margot Eastham of New Glarus, WI, John Patrick Maley III (Jodi L. Maley) of Austin, TX, and Jonathan Edwin Maley (Stephanie L. Maley) of Mentor, OH; his ten grandchildren:  Michael (Heather) Smith, Ryan (Laura) Smith, Kaleigh (Gavin) Wolfe, Lorraine (Xander) Eastham, Rebecca Eastham, Clayton Eastham, Hanna (Chris) Ward, J.P. Maley IV, Jonathan Maley, and Patrick Maley; and his three great-grandchildren Cayden Smith, Brady Smith, and Morrison Ward.  His loss is also grieved by his devoted sister Mary Egan of Toronto; cousin Bruce Lehtinen and Bruce’s children, Erik & Jodi Lehtinen, all of Thunder Bay; cousin Margeurite “Bunny” Turner of Ottawa; and cousin Barry Bagdon of Thunder Bay.  He was predeceased by his brother Dr. Garnet James Maley, his mother Mary Maley, and his father John Patrick “Jay” Maley.

Pat was born in Port Arthur, ON on March 11th, 1934.  He grew up and went to grade school in Cameron Falls, a small Ontario Hydro townsite located on the Nipigon River.  Pat went to high school in Nipigon and finished his last year in Fort William, at FWCI.  During that year, he met the love of his life, Lorraine.  Pat and Lorraine went on together to Queens University in Kingston, where they married and both graduated, he as a Mechanical Engineer in 1956.

In his early years, Pat had many adventures working as a fishing guide on Lake Nipigon, and in the remote lumber camps of the Nipigon area.  After graduating from Queens University, Pat began his remarkable career in the Paper Industry working for Abitibi Pulp and Paper in Thunder Bay and Sault Ste. Marie.  Pat then joined Boise Cascade as Manager for their mill in Fort Frances.  In 1976, Pat moved to Appleton, WI to join Repap as one of the senior officers of the newly-formed company. Over the next 16 years, Repap would become one of North America’s largest coated paper producers with operations in Kimberly, WI, Newcastle, NB, and many other locations.  At the Kimberly mill, Pat built two world-class lightweight coated paper machines, the largest of which was named “Sweet Lorraine” in honor of his wonderful wife.  In Newcastle, Pat and his team transformed the Miramichi mill into another Industry-leading pulp & paper operation.  Pat retired from Repap in 1992, and spent the remainder of his years at his home in Vero Beach and at his summer camp outside of Thunder Bay on Dog Lake.

Pat was a skilled outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt in beautiful Northwestern Ontario.  In the summer, Pat loved running his boat into the wilderness of the Dog River to catch walleyes for supper with his family and friends.  He also loved trips with his dear friend Bill Dutchak to fish the area’s remote creeks and rivers for wild speckled trout.  In the winter, Pat loved to take family and friends on his boat to fish for saltwater gamefish in the Gulf Stream off the Florida coast.  Pat was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and a true friend who deeply loved his family and friends, and shared his knowledge and love of the outdoors with them.  Pat was a brilliant man with a big, engaging personality and countless entertaining stories which he published in his book, Rabbit Stew.  He made many long-lasting friendships throughout his life and career.  In business and in his personal life, Pat was a person whom you could count on and trust, no matter the circumstance.  His family and his many friends loved him dearly and will deeply miss his love, his quick wit and easy laugh, his great stories and “larger than life” personality.  Pat was truly “one of a kind.”

Pat’s family is hoping to have an Irish Wake to celebrate his life later this summer at his camp at Dog Lake.  For those who would like to do so, in lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to your favorite charity in Pat’s honor.

From Cox-Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory

Dorothy E. Dean, 88

June 22, 1932 – January 12, 2021

Dorothy Elaine Dean, passed away January 12, 2021.  She was born in Wellsburg, West Virginia.  She had worked as an administrative assistant in the City of Houston before retirement.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard H. Lyne in 2015.

She is survived by her son, A. Paul Dean of San Antonio, TX and 2 grandsons.

Dorothy will be interred in Cape Canaveral National Cemetery.

Please leave a condolence for the family or share a memory of Dorothy.

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Leonard Plasse, 87, Barefoot Bay

April 29, 1933 – January 13, 2021

Leonard Plasse, 87, of Barefoot Bay died Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Riverview Senior Resort, Palm Bay, Fl.

He was born to the late Ernest and Adrienne Plasse on April 29, 1933 in Webster, Ma.  Len graduated from Taunton High School in 1952 and received his degree in Economics from Bowdoin College in 1956.  He married Joanne Weck Plasse in 1982 and they lived in Forked River, NJ and Barefoot Bay, Fl before moving permanently to Barefoot Bay in 2012.

Leonard worked at Prudential Ins Co in Boston before transferring to PRUPAC in Linwood, NJ.  He retired in 1991 with 35 years of service.  After retirement Len started playing tennis and was a member of the BB Tennis Club.  He combined his passion for tennis with his love for kids and was the Junior Varsity Tennis Coach for 10 years at 2 Ocean County, NJ high schools.

Len is survived by his wife Joanne, his sisters  Priscilla Adams and Dolores (Larry) Silvia; his daughter Pamela Britland and grandson Michael; his brother-in-law (who became his brother) Paul (Mary) Weck; his very special little buddy Jeffrey Sachetillo who visited him many Sunday afternoons; and 3 generations of Nieces and Nephews.

At Len’s request there are no services scheduled.   Seawinds Funeral Home, Sebastian, Fl is handling the arrangements.

The family is requesting any donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Len’s name.

Anyone wishing to send the family a message or share a story is asked to visit Len’s memorial page at

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Barbara Ann Sviben, 79, Micco

September 8, 1941 – December 31, 2020

Barbara Sviben (nee Doughty), 79, Micco, Florida passed away peacefully on December 31, 2020 surrounded by her family at home.

She was born in Camden, New Jersey on September 8, 1941 to her late adoptive parents George and Frances Doughty. She graduated Woodrow Wilson High School in 1957. She married Lawrence Sviben III on October 1, 1960.

Barbara had a variety of jobs including working at Curtis Publishing Company in Philadelphia in her early years, a job she loved. She then went on to have three children and became a homemaker. When her children were older she got involved in racehorses and worked at several stables and had her own racehorses. After her career in racehorses she started a cleaning business until she retired and moved to Florida to be near her sisters.

“Mom Mom” loved her family and often bragged about her children and grandchildren. She was excited that she had her first great grandchild. She had a great sense of humor, quick witted, artistic and loved by those around her. Barbara loved all animals, spending time with her family and the beach. She always told her children not to answer the phone on our birthdays so she could sing Happy Birthday to us in a voice mail. She will be sorely missed by all those around her as she was special to all of us in some way, shape or form.

She is predeceased by her son Lawrence Sviben IV, her brother Scott Doughty and her granddaughter Mary Beth Sviben. Barbara is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Sviben of Sebastian, FL; son Matthew Sviben of Micco, FL; sister Caroline Moy and husband James of Micco, FL; sister Minnie Bolon of Micco, FL; brother George Doughty of Del Haven, NJ; grandson Tyler Comisky and wife Kasia of Malvern, PA, granddaughter Miranda Comisky of Denver, CO; grandson Joshua Sviben of Murray, Kentucky; great grandson Alexander Comisky of Malvern, PA and Tina Sviben of Medford, NJ. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

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