In Memory: Sept. 24

From Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory

Leonard Raymond Geisler, 70, Vero Beach

December 30, 1950September 18, 2021

Leonard Raymond Geisler, age 70, passed away September 18, 2021 at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital.

He was born December 30, 1950 in Bronx, New York to the late Arthur and Elsie Geisler. He moved from Long Island, New York to Vero Beach.

Lenny was the owner of American Moving & Hauling and enjoyed his many years serving his community.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Natalie; daughter, Annette (Michael) Sanders; sons, Artie, Lenny and David; grandsons, Michael and Nicholas Sanders and Kaden Geisler; niece, Denise Munsted and many close friends.

He was predeceased by his brother, Butch, Barry and Kenny Conrad; sisters, Beverly and Betty.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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

From Strunk Funeral Homes & Crematory

Patricia Ann O’Neil Politano, 77

January 26, 1944 – September 19, 2021

Patricia Ann O’Neil Politano, 77, died September 19, 2021 at Cleveland Clinic – Indian River Hospital in Vero Beach, Florida.

Survivors include her daughter, Deborah Lee Politano of Barefoot Bay, FL and son Frank Politano, Jr. and his wife, Ana of Jacksonville, Florida.

At the request of the family services will be held privately.

Arrangements are by Strunk Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1623 North Central Avenue, Sebastian, Florida 32958.

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From Cox-Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory

Rosario G. Tantillo, 87, Vero Beach

January 03, 1934 – September 19, 2021

Rosario G. Tantillo, 87 of Vero Beach passed away peacefully on September 19, 2021, with his wife and son by his side. He was born January 3, 1934 in Lodi, New Jersey to the late Salvatore and Rose Tantillo. Ross served 2 years in the US Army stationed in Rhode Island. In July 1962 he met his future wife, Pam at their best friend’s wedding. A short courtship began that lead them to their wedding day on November 24, 1962 and their happy life began. On September 30, 1966 their first son, Anthony was born and then on March 25, 1973 Scott was born. In November of 1973 the family settled in Florham Park, New Jersey where Ross was employed as Water Superintendent for the Borough of Florham Park for 25 years. While there, Ross made many memories there as a baseball coach for his son’s teams as well as spending long days with baseball and football. In 1998, retirement led them to Vero Beach, Florida, where many wonderful memories were made at social events with a great number of friends. Ross enjoyed golf, and was well known for his baking, especially his key lime, apple and pumpkin cheese pies. Ross also enjoyed lunch with his friends, much laughter and great friendships.

Ross leaves beautiful memories of 58 wonderful years of marriage with his wife, Pam and his great and unconditional love for his son, Scott. He is also survived by his brother, Richard (Carol) Tantillo; sister-in-law, Nancy DiStasio, sister-in-law, Rita (John) McNaught and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and many friends. Ross is predeceased by his son, Anthony; brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Mel and Jeanne Tantillo.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at St. Helen Catholic Church. To stream the Funeral Mass live, please click on the following link:

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to St. Helen Catholic Church or St. Jude Children Research.

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From Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory

William R. Lanphier, 74, Sebastian 

May 19, 1947 – September 06, 2021

William R. Lanphier, 74, of Sebastian, Florida, passed away on September 6, 2021.

Condolences can be made through Seawinds Funeral Home.

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Michael Scott Rezmer, 55, Orlando

April 18, 1966 – August 17, 2021

His parents were Richard W. Rezmer and Linda M. (Hays) Wafford. He also had a sister, Melinda Marie (Rezmer) Anderson. 

Mike graduated Vero Beach High School June 1984 and then went to college at  the University Central Florida. 

Mike made an impact and touched the lives of others. He was an avid sports  fan including Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears and the UCF Knights. He enjoyed  playing sports from a very young age and excelled at baseball as a catcher and  third baseman. He lived his ultimate dream by attending Game 5 of the World  Series in 2016, which the Chicago Cubs ultimately won. He loved his beloved  rescue dachshund Sequoia and his work in the hospitality industry, working in  Sales in Marketing for a variety of hotel properties. Mike will be remembered as  someone loved to have fun and bring laughter and joy to others – he was self-less  and always put others first. He will be missed! 

In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made in his name to Franklin’s  Friends ( a Central  Florida organization dedicated to promoting animal welfare.  

He was preceded in death by his father Richard Rezmer, Grandmother M.  Marie Comiskey, Aunt Marleen Comiskey, Grandparents Ralph and Sally Jo  Hays, Great Grandmother Mable Purcell, Grandparents Chester and Agnes  Rezmer and brother William (Bill) Rezmer.  

Mike is survived by mother Linda M. Wafford, Sister Melinda R. Anderson,  Aunts Jenise Brennecke, Judy Johnson, Suzanne Rezmer-Socha, Uncle E.  Samson Nisser and many cousins. 

A memorial service will be held October 2, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. at the Pathway Church; 1105 58th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL.

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