In Memory: Sept. 27

From Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory

Gertrude Bradley, 88, Vero Beach

November 04, 1933 – September 25, 2022

Gertrude Bradley died peacefully on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at the age of eighty-eight in Vero Beach, Florida.

Gertrude was born on 4 November 1933 to Austin and Olive Owens (née Ryan), and was raised in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated with a nursing degree from Hunter College, New York, and in 1986 received a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology from Upsala College in East Orange, New Jersey. Gert met her beloved husband Francis Joseph (“Fritz”) Bradley in 1960 when he was a patient at the hospital where she worked. They married in 1961 and enjoyed sixty-one years together. Gert and Fritz had four children (Frances, Eleanor, Kenneth, and Edward) and seven grandchildren (Sean, Matthew, Scott, Allyson, Alex, Katherine, and Kyle).

Gert enjoyed golf, going out to dinner, reading, history, travel, spending time with her grandchildren, and socializing with her many friends. She will be fondly remembered for her impeccable sense of style, being a voracious reader with a keen intellect, and always making her family and friends feel welcome and loved.  Gert was a member of the American Association of University Women and participated in fundraisers for the Rahway (N.J.) Hospital Foundation. She lived most of her adult life in Colonia, New Jersey, before she and Fritz retired to Vero Beach.  Gertrude was a devout Catholic and a parishioner and choir member at Holy Cross Church in Vero Beach for over twenty years.

Gert is survived by Frances (Thomas), Eleanor (Robert), Kenneth (Lynne) and Edward, as well as two sisters (Audrey and Nancy) and seven grandchildren.

A Funeral mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, October 3, 2022, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 500 Iris Lane, Vero Beach, Florida, 32963. Interment will take place at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery.

Donations in Gertrude’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.

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

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William Reginald Lawrence (Reggie), 79, Vero Beach

October 07, 1942 – September 22, 2022

William Reginald Lawrence (Reggie) passed away peacefully, with wife, Mireille and niece, Sandy, by his side at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital in Vero Beach, Florida on September 22, 2022.

Reg was born to Leontine (Andoney) Lawrence and W. Elsden Lawrence in Montreal, Canada on October 7, 1942. He attended McGill University and moved to New Jersey in 1978, before relocating to Vero Beach, Florida in 1981.

Reg is survived by his wife of 49 years Mireille Lawrence; his son, Carl Lawrence; Carl’s mother, Arleen Chenoll; sister, Lena Lawrence (Phil Keegan); as well as many nieces, nephews, and cherished friends.

He now rejoins loved family members Leontine and W. Elsden Lawrence and his brothers, Paul and Kyle Lawrence.

Reg was a long standing member of the Shriners Organization in New Jersey’s Salaam Temple before moving to Azan Temple in Melbourne, Florida. He embraced the Shriners fellowship and lived by the Shriners creed.

Reg will forever be remembered for his infections laugh, and his zest for life. He found joy in every day. He was charming, cheerful, loyal, reliable, and strong to the end.

He is gone but not forgotten, he will forever be remembered by those who knew him.

Ashes will be inurned at Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal, Canada in the Lawrence family plot.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, FL 33607.

A Celebration of Life will follow at a later date.

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

From Strunk Funeral Homes & Crematory

Janice Lee Snyder, 66, Vero Beach

December 31, 1955 – September 23, 2022

Our beautiful mother, Janice Lee Snyder, 66, of Vero Beach passed away on September 23rd.  Janice leaves behind daughters Kristan Haas and Jayme Swanson and grandchildren Lincoln and Tennyson Haas.  Janice loved spending time with family, growing her plants, writing letters, singing in the choir, and taking care of her animals.  She was a loving mother that touched many through her kindness as well as her art work.  As per Janice’s request, no funeral or memorial service will be held.

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Michael Patrick Woodfield, 71, Vero Beach

January 23, 1951 – September 25, 2022

Mr. Michael Patrick Woodfield, 71, of Vero Beach passed away September 25, 2022.

A full obituary will be forthcoming.

A Memorial Service will take place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday October 8, 2022 at Strunk Funeral Homes & Crematory. Visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m.

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Regine Sullivan, 82, Vero Beach

October 9, 1939 – September 23, 2022

Regine Sullivan, 82, passed away September 23, 2022.

She was born in Brussels, Belgium on October 9, 1939. A daughter of Chaim Kuszner and Fajga Ruchla Sztroch.

As a child born at the start of World War II, her family moved to Paris, France for a safe haven from the German invasion.  Sadly, France fell shortly after and the family was in danger. Regine’s parents were able to protect her by sending her to a Christian Families Farm outside of Paris and her brother to a convent. Her parents were not as fortunate and were taken to the German Nazi’s concentration camp in Auschwitz where her father perished and her mother survived.  By the grace of God, Regine, a seven year old child and her brother David were reunited with their mother Fajga a year after the German Nazi surrender.

Regine was educated in Paris and spoke both Hebrew and French and new languages came easy for her. She emigrated to the USA and gained employment in 1960 at the United Nations in New York City and quickly added English, Spanish, Italian and Russian to her language skills.

She retired from the United Nations in 1999 after 39 years.

Regine and Patrick Sullivan met in 1981 and married in 1985.  Patrick would love to tell you the story of their meeting on the Circle Line boat in New York harbor and it’s a lengthy and delightful story.  They retired to Vero Beach, FL in 2010 and made many friends as members of the Grand Harbor Club & Community.

Regine excelled at dancing, baking (especially quiche) and making friends.

Regine and Patrick loved dining at Vero Beach’s restaurants but especially at the Tides, where they had a standing twice a month reservations, and at Vero’s coffee shops.

She is survived by her husband Patrick; her brother David Sztroch of Paris and nieces and nephews in France and Israel.

Regine and Patrick lived and loved Vero Beach for 12 years.  She showed her extraordinary strength by fight AML Leukemia for 6 ½ years.  Regine passed peacefully with Patrick at her bedside at the VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2022 from 2-4pm at Strunk Funeral Home in Vero Beach. A reception will follow in the Pete Dye Room at the Grand Harbor Golf & Beach Club in Vero Beach at 4:30pm.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Regine’s name may be made to the VNA Hospice House, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL  32960.

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