In Memory: March 25

From Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory

Glenda Lee Goff, 84, Vero Beach

June 03, 1936 – March 21, 2021

Glenda Lee Goff passed away peacefully on March 21, 2021, in Vero Beach, Florida.  She was born July 3, 1936, in Live Oak, Florida and was the youngest of four children.  Glenda married the late Hillman Goff in 1956 and they moved their family to Vero Beach in 1964.  Upon their arrival in Vero Beach, they joined Forest Park Baptist Church, where Glenda served the church in many areas, including playing the piano for church services.  Glenda retired from the City of Vero Beach in 1991 and spent her retirement years traveling and spending time with her family, including attending recitals, sporting, and other activities of her grandchildren.  She returned to Vero Beach in 2008 after ten years in Live Oak and joined the First Baptist Church of Vero Beach.  Glenda also enjoyed puzzles, reading her Bible, and playing the piano.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

Glenda was preceded in death by her parents, Mannie and Celestia Fletcher, her loving husband Hillman, brothers Mannie and Kenneth Fletcher, and sister Elizabeth Bass. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Len (Becky) of Tallahassee, Jon (Teresa) of Vero Beach, and Kevin (Peggy) of Tallahassee, granddaughters Lauren, Ashley and Leah, grandsons Jeremy and Landon, six great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Vero Beach on Saturday, April 10, 2021, with family greeting friends from 10:00-11:00 a.m., the 11:00 a.m. service to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Glenda’s memory to a charity of your choice.

From Strunk Funeral Homes & Crematory

Roy H. Lambert, 90, Vero Beach

November 10, 1930 – March 18, 2021

Roy H. Lambert, age 90, passed away peacefully at his Vero Beach home on March 18, 2021.  He was born on November 10, 1930 in Charleston, West Virginia, to Bill and Ella (Mitchell) Lambert.  One of eight children, Roy grew up during the Great Depression and developed his entrepreneurial skills early by selling blueberries door to door as a boy.   His father frequently moved the family from town to town looking for work.  They traveled with a dog and six chickens in a converted camper created by his father by sawing off the back of a Buick Master Six.

Eventually, the family settled in Centralia, Illinois, where Roy was able to receive an education.  Always determined to succeed, Roy competed on the high school track, basketball and football teams and became class president.  After high school, Roy joined the Air Force and served at Ft. Campbell in Kentucky.  There he met the love of his life, Patsy Thompson, in an ice cream parlor in Princeton, Kentucky.  They were married a year later in 1952.  After serving in the military, Roy and Patsy moved to Champaign, Illinois, so he could attend the University of Illinois on the GI Bill.  Roy had completed his bachelor’s degree and was a thesis away from his MBA degree when their third child came along, forcing him to pursue more lucrative opportunities. With a growing family, Roy managed to make money by selling knives, furniture, used cars, and homes.  Roy moved on from selling homes to building homes when he partnered with Charles Bash. They started Bash & Lambert and together developed the Windsor Park subdivision in Champaign, Illinois.  Later, Roy transitioned from single family to multi family communities and started the Regency Windsor Companies.  In 1971, the family moved to Vero Beach, Florida.  Roy continued working into his 80’s and through his hard work ethic and creative spirit, grew the company many times over.

The Lambert family will always treasure their memories of vacations including road trips in the station wagon to Florida and out West, visits to the lake house in Culver, Indiana, and ski trips in Colorado.  Easter egg hunts in the backyard of their Vero Beach home were a highlight for all thirteen grandchildren, as were Wildcat family reunions up in Highlands, North Carolina.  Roy loved to play golf and did his best to make sure his sons did too.  He enjoyed the competition of tournaments and loved to play in the Howard Hughes and Bob Hope golf tournaments.  In 1988, Roy won the amateur division in the Bob Hope Desert Classic.

Roy helped support numerous family members, friends, and acquaintances (too numerous to count) and supported a number of charities.  His greatest passion was supporting education, driven by his sincere belief that all things are possible with the proper education and our free enterprise system.  An accomplishment that he was most proud of was being involved in the establishment of a program at six different colleges that would honor a local entrepreneur, raise money for the college, and promote the values of a free enterprise system in our society.

He will be deeply missed by his wife of 68 years, Patsy; four children: Donna (Gary) Davis, Hal (Joy) Lambert, Philip (Stephanie) Lambert, and Ron Lambert; brother Bob (Judy) Lambert; brother-in-law, Jim (Norma) Thompson; thirteen grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.

Scripture states “If you want favor with both God and man, and a reputation for good judgement and common sense, then trust the Lord completely; don’t ever trust yourself.  In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success” (Proverbs 3:5-6).

A ceremony was held with family and close friends at The Community Church of Vero Beach on Wednesday, March 24th.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to The Dan K. Richardson Entrepreneurship Program at IRSC Foundation, Inc. or the VNA & Hospice Foundation of Indian River County, Inc. would be appreciated.

From Cox-Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory

William Bouloute Bernard, 56

December 22, 1964 – March 18, 2021

Funeral Services will be Saturday, 3:00 p.m.  at Cox Gifford Seawinds Funeral Chapel followed by interment in Crestlawn Cemetery.

Full obituary to come.

From Cox-Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory

Mary Lane Furgalack, 94, Vero Beach

January 13, 1927 – March 17, 2021

Mary Lane Furgalack, 94, of Vero Beach, passed away March 17, 2021.  She was born in Quincy, MA, and had been a resident of Vero Beach since 2000, having relocated from Massachusetts.  She had been a former Flight Nurse during the Korean War, and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.  She was a registered nurse before retirement.  Mary was a member of the Garden Club, was a bridge player and an avid reader.

She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Tilton of Texas and Karen Nodden of Maine; brother, Howard Furgalack of Rhode Island; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Vero Beach at a later date.

From Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory

Irene S. Voegels, 86, Sebastian

January 29, 1935 – March 19, 2021

Irene S. Voegels, 86, of Sebastian, Florida passed away on Friday, March 19th 2021 peacefully at home in her sleep.
Her loving children, Donna, Laura and Michael were at her side. She is now without pain and in Glory with God.
A funeral mass will be offered on Friday, April 9th 2021 at St. Joseph Church, 685 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ at 10:00 a.m.
Born in Newark, NJ to Walter and Frances Malinowski, Irene was a full-time mother and later worked as a Beautician and a reservation agent for Eastern Airlines.  She lived life to the fullest, enjoyed traveling and her many wide and diverse activities.  Irene loved dogs especially her beautiful Ruby. She was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Frances and her dear sister Pauline Spera.  She is survived by her children, Donna Daniels, Laura Lambusta and Michael Lambusta; beloved brother Walter, and loving grandchildren; Luke, Jesse, Casey and Nick.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society, 507 Westminster Avenue, Elizabeth, N 07208.
From Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory
Bradford F. Cronin, 80, Sebastian

June 07, 1940 – March 16, 2021

Bradford F. Cronin, from Sebastian Florida, age 80, passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.

He was born in Worcester MA on June 7, 1940 to Michael and Edna (Hayes) Cronin. Brad graduated from St. John’s prep. Brad served in the Marine Corp for three years 1957-1960. He returned to school after his service and earned his Bachelor’s degree in accounting from American International College, Springfield, MA.  He worked  for Big Y Foods, Springfield MA for 27 years as Chief Financial Officer.

He was happily married to his bride of 45 years,  Pauline. Brad lived his dream of cruising on his sailboat for six years. He and his wife, and their beloved pups traveled to many exciting places and met many fellow cruisers along the way. After dropping anchor in Sebastian Florida he started a new career in Real Estate.

He was pre-deceased by Michael and Edna Cronin and his son Kenneth Cronin. He is survived by his wife Pauline;  his brothers Jerry and Mark Cronin of Auburn MA; Brother-in-law Gerald Bernash, his wife Mayra of Pawtucket RI; his nieces Michelle Baillargeon of NC; Christine Serricchio of MA; nephew Scott Bernash of MA; and several additional nieces and nephews. He also leaves his beloved fur babies, Oliver, Gizmo and Molly.

The family held a private ceremony.

Anyone wishing to send a donation in his name can send it to Halo Rescue No-Kill Shelter, 710 Jackson Street, Sebastian FL 32958.

Anyone wishing to send the family a message or share a story is asked to visit Brad Cronin’s memorial page at https://www.seawindsfh.com/

Leave a Comment