In Memory: April 5

From Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory

Ann Eleanor Cronin87, Vero Beach

July 26, 1933March 31, 2021

ALTURAS – Ann Eleanor Croninage 87lost her long time battle with Alzheimers disease and more recent battle with lung cancer on Wednesday morning, March 31, 2021.  She left this earth peacefully surrounded by the love of her daughters at her daughterresidence in Vero Beach, FL.

Born July 26, 1933, in Oneida, NY the daughter of the late Raymond L. and Anna E. (Mastaglio) Scovill.  Ann was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Walter Thomas Cronin and her only sibling, brother Raymond Scovill.

The Cronin family relocated in 1972 from Ronkonkoma, NY to Alturas, FL where Ann then resided for 48 years.  She lived the last 8 months of her life with her daughter in Vero Beach, FL.  Ann worked as a secretary in citrus grove management,  retiring from Tri-Britton Inc after 25 years of service and then at the age of 67 working another 12 years for Bohde Grove Services, both located in Alturas.  

Ann was a sharp witted funny woman who was not afraid to speak her mind!  She had a great appreciation for animals and owned many dogs and cats throughout her life, with many of her familys pets ending up at her house to raise.  She loved country musicreading, Chinese food, a good slab of barbecue ribs and ice cream.  Lots and lots of ice cream!  However, the true loves of her life were her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Ann is survived by her daughter Colleen Milkowski and her husband Michael of Vero Beach, FL, daughter Arlene Waltz and her husband Ted of Alturas, FL, granddaughter Tiffany Haag and her husband Chris of Bartow, FL, grandson Trevor Waltz and his wife Kassidee of Fort Meade, FL, great granddaughters Emmy-Lou Marie Haag and Kate-Lynn Adele Haag, and her canine companion Ellie May.

The family wishes to acknowledge with profound gratitude the loving care provided to Ann by VNA Hospice Care Services of Vero Beach and her caregivers Frances Hodervil and Berthide Clercira.  

Arrangements are being made for committal services to be held at Florida National Cemetery where Ann will be reunited with her loving husband Walter.  Date and time to be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Anns name to the Alzheimers Association (www.alz.org).

From Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory

Mary Winifred Lindsay, 96, Orchid

October 25, 1924April 02, 2021

Mary Lindsay was born in Thetford, Norfolk, close to the North Sea on the east coast of England, the eldest of a large and loving family. She passed away peacefully in the early hours of April 2, 2021 at the wonderful age of 96, living at her daughter’s home in Orchid, Florida, close to the Atlantic Ocean. She had a deep affinity for the ocean all her life and, in recent years, loved walking the boardwalk in Vero Beach with her dear caregiver Janie and sitting beside the ocean with her friend Armand.  

Deeply loved and loving mother to her daughters and their husbands, Diana and Paul, and Janet and DermotBeloved Granny/Gran to Emma and Gord, Clare and Lenke, Craig and Alina, and Tony and Dayna. Special Gran Mary to Denise and Chris, Paul and Cate, and Sarah and Alan.

Adored Gran/Gan-Gan to her great-grandchildren: Hayden, Jamie, Desi and Sawyer; Natalie and Dominic; Callum, Emily, Anna and Erin; Gemma and Sophie; and her eagerly anticipated great granddaughter expected in August.  

Mary was warmhearted and beautiful. She was creative, kind, thoughtful, and charmingand witty to the end. She genuinely loved people and delighted in making them smile. A lifelong learner of new skills, she took up golf at 65, tackled duplicate bridge at 79, and delighted in using her first iPad at 86. She was an excellent cook, and British to the core: she loved the Queen, tea and porridge, and Marmite on hot buttered toast. Her grandchildren’s friends adored her; she was Gran to many. Her visits to family in various cities (and countries) into her late eighties and early nineties were great fun and the hottest ticket in town.  

She was predeceased by her first husband, Victor Anthony (Tony) Ruby in 1984 and her second husband, Robert (Bob) Lindsay in 2014 and her dear friend, Armand Mueller on April 1, 2020. She is survived by her sister Yvonne, and brotherMichael, David, Geoffrey, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers John, Kenneth, Peter, Anthony (Tony) and Arthur, and sister Doris.  

Mary was much loved by Janie Walton, her wonderful caregiver and friend for the last seven years, and Debra who helped care for her in the last months. She cherished close friendships with her golfing partners at Spring Lake Ladies Golf Association where she was Past President; her bridge buddies and friends in Sebring and Vero Beach FL; and Pastor George Miller and her many friends at Emmanuel United Church in Sebring, FL.  

The family would like to thank Janie, whose devotion and tender care they will never forget, and VNA Hospice of Vero Beach, especially Nurse Donna, Chaplain Richard, and Music Therapist Nilsa for their compassion and many kindnesses.

Following cremation the family plans to celebrate Mary’s long and rich life at a future date when they can gather together. Her ashes will be scattered in the ocean according to her wishes so they can “go with the flow” and travel in the waves, swirls and eddies, across time zones and forever as she watches from above with the angels.

From Strunk Funeral Homes & Crematory

Peter Sylvester (a/k/a) Twigga, 68, Cocoa Beach

July 1, 1952 – April 2, 2021

Peter Sylvester (a/k/a) Twigga, of Cocoa Beach, Florida lost his heroic battle with cancer on April 2 with his wife of 43 years, Anne, at his side.

Pete was born in Quincy, MA to Doris and Edward Sylvester. He is survived by his brother, Charles (Marshfield, MA), sister Edwina (Delray Beach, FL), and brother, Frank (Brockton, MA); and many dear nieces and nephews who loved him and who shared many memorable visits together through the years.

Pete lived in Hull, MA until 1976 when he migrated South to sunny Florida getting out of the New England winters. He spent his earlier years working the hotels in Palm Beach and basking in the beautiful paradise that he called home for 45 years. He then went to work for Palm Beach County and the School Board as a heavy equipment operator. He ended his working career with South Florida Courier where he had his own route for 8 years. Pete then retired early to be the primary caregiver for his father-in-law, Joe, with whom he always enjoyed a wonderful relationship as a “son” for the final 8 years of Joe’s life.

Pete will be remembered by those that knew him for his great laugh, his boyish charm, his love of all sports and his gigantic heart.

No one who ever met him – ever forgot the experience.

He was truly one of the ones that went before his time and will be TRULY missed by all!

Donations in memory of Pete can be made to St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, 6928 Vickie Circle, #A, West Melbourne, FL  32904.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 8th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Strunk Funeral Home in Vero Beach, FL with a Prayer Service at 4:30 PM.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 9th at 12 noon at St. Helen Catholic Church. Interment will following at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

From Strunk Funeral Homes & Crematory

Byron L. Ewers, 59, Vero Beach

January 16, 1962 – March 29, 2021

Mr. Byron L. Ewers, 59, died March 29, 2021 at Cleveland Clinic – Indian River Hospital in Vero Beach, Florida.

He was born in Chicago, Illinois and lived in Vero Beach for 25 years coming from Howell, Michigan.

Byron was a manager and technical training instructor at the Fiat Chrysler Automobile Training Center in Orlando, Florida.

He loved music and was dedicated to his family.

Survivors include wife Brenda Ewers of Vero Beach, daughter Stefanie Sessions of Vero Beach, son Douglas Theall (Ashley) of Vero Beach, grandson Landon Theall, granddaughters Makayla and Madison Sessions, parents James and Jean Nielsen Ewers of Howell, Michigan, sister Barbara Segebarth (Mike) of Mineola, Florida and brother Brent Ewers (Jo) of Howell, Michigan.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284

At the request of the family, services will be private.

From Strunk Funeral Homes & Crematory

Edith Ann Campbell, 79, Vero Beach

July 5, 1941 – April 1, 2021

Edith Ann Campbell, 79, died April 1, 2021 at VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach.

She was born in Easonville, AL to the late John and Bess Clayton Castleberry and moved to Vero Beach in 1999 from Taylor Mill, KY.

After graduating as the Salutatorian from Suwannee River High School, Live Oak, FL, Edith attended Florida State University and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing. While at FSU, Edith was a member of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority.

While living in the Northern KY area for 41 years, Edith went on to work as a marketing executive for Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, OH prior to her retirement.

Edith was a member of the Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Taylor Mill, KY where she was the pianist for over 20 years.  She was also a member at the First Baptist Church in Vero Beach and was active in the music ministry.

She absolutely loved and adored her family. Survivors include husband of 58 years, Michael I. Campbell of Vero Beach, sons Clay (Kim) Campbell of Peachtree City, GA and Jon (Jennifer) Campbell of Union, KY, grandchildren Jonathan (Nikki) Campbell of Cape Girardeau, MO, Kristin (Taylor) Huntley and Seth Campbell of Peachtree City, GA, and great-grandchildren Presley and Graham Campbell of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Oak Ridge Baptist Church, 6056 Taylor Mill Road, Covington, KY 41015.

No public services are planned.

From Cox-Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory

Ellen Marie Degnan, 72

March 08, 1949 – April 02, 2021

Visitation will be Thursday, April 8th 12-4:00 pm at Cox Gifford Seawinds Funeral Chapel followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Helen Catholic Church.

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