In Memory: Feb. 20

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April 9, 1939 – January 27, 2023

Scantlebury, Joyce April (Pierson), 83 of Barefoot Bay, FL, passed away, Friday, January 27, at home, surrounded by her loved ones.She was the cherished wife of Ronald Frances Scantlebury for 60 years, and the beloved mother of Robin S. McCoombs and Eric W. Scantlebury. She was pre-deceased by her son, Gary P. Scantlebury. She was the beloved grandmother of Sarah Pucino, Justin Emery, Michael Emery-Howard, Helen Pucino, Meghan Scantlebury, Zachary Scantlebury, Nathan Scantlebury, Chase Scantlebury and Trista Scantlebury. She was beloved by her four great grandchildren, Brady Emery, Mackenzie Emery, Pierson Emery and Evelyn Stringer.Born in South Kingstown, RI, she was the daughter of the late Harold O. and Doris L. (Smith) Pierson. She was the sister of Sandra Oldfield, Carol Moody and Cheryl Sherman and loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.She enjoyed reading, crocheting, cross-stich and using her tablet computer. She always enjoyed meeting new people and listening to live music.Joyce was employed at Daly & Wolcott for 18 years before her retirement as an office manager and a quality assurance analyst for the company.A memorial service will be held in RI at a time this summer to be announced. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Strunk Funeral Home in Sebastian, FL. She will be interred at New Fernwood Cemetery in Kingston, RI.

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Bernard W. Coll, 85, Vero Beach

February 15, 1937 – January 20, 2023

Bernard W. Coll, 85, passed from this earth three weeks before his 86th birthday, on January 20, 2023, surrounded by the love of his family. He was born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, to John Joseph Coll and Olga Morrissey Coll on February 15, 1937.  During WWII, his parents moved to Wilmington, Delaware, where he graduated from A. I. du Pont High School and the University of Delaware, started his family, and retired before moving to Vero Beach, Florida, in 1999.

Bernie was a proud veteran who joined the 142nd Delaware Air National Guard on November 21, 1954. He served proudly as a Loadmaster on C97 and C130 aircraft and rose to the rank of Master Sergeant before retiring in March 1982.  He later joined the DuPont Company in Wilmington, Delaware, in September, 1955, where he spent 40 successful years.  He served in many managerial positions over his 40-year career retiring as a Regional Property Manager.

Bernie loved baseball and was a talented third baseman who tried out for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Alas, he couldn’t hit a curve ball but that did not diminish his passion for the sport. He was a lifelong Philadelphia Phillies fan and after moving to Florida also supported the Miami Marlins. He enjoyed riding his bicycle 3,000 miles a year, playing golf with neighborhood friends, walking on the beach with his wife, and traveling to over 44 countries.

He is predeceased by his parents, John J. Coll and Olga Morrissey Coll of Wilmington, Delaware, and Galena, Maryland, and his only brother, James Joseph Coll of Wilmington, Delaware.  He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Joy Lewis Coll, of Vero Beach, Florida, and his much-loved children: Cheryl Ann Wiercinski (Dr. Stanley) of Wilmington, Delaware, Dr. John B. Coll (Judy) of Wyoming, Delaware, Daniel C. Coll (Lori) of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, and Brian S. Coll (Andrea) of Lexington, South Carolina, and his first wife, Frances Joan Coll of Newark, Delaware.

He was proud to be Pop-Pop to seven grandchildren and Great-Pop-Pop to one great-grand-daughter. They are: William Woodis (Julie) of Wilmington, Delaware, Randy J. Coll of Wyoming, Delaware, Dr. Ryan P. Coll (Jenn) of Houston, Texas, PFC Mark G. Coll of El Paso, Texas, Maria B. Coll of Savannah, Georgia, Devin T. Coll of Royal Oak, Michigan, Sean P. Coll of Lexington, South Carolina, and great-grand-daughter, Elizabeth Josephine “Ellie” Woodis of Wilmington, Delaware.  He is also survived by his beloved sister-in-law, Ann Boisvert Coll of Hockessin, Delaware, his nephew, James M. Coll of Wilmington, Delaware, his niece, Michele Coll Scholl (Dan) of Wilmington, Delaware, his grand-nephew Michael Coll and two grand-nieces Ava and Caroline Scholl of Wilmington, Delaware.

A Celebration of Life will be held at his home on Saturday, February 4, from 4 to 7 p.m.  Interment will take place on Friday, February 10, at 11 a.m. at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear, Delaware, with military honors.  A Celebration of Life will follow immediately after at the Chesapeake Inn in Chesapeake City, Maryland. Valet parking is complementary.  In lieu of flowers, the family humbly suggests contributions in his memory to the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County, 6230 77th St., Vero Beach, FL 32967.  Warm thanks to all his doctors, friends, and family who supported and loved him throughout his life and enhanced his final years. Services provided by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory, 1623 N. Central Ave., Sebastian, FL 32958.

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Anthony A. Buford, Jr., 81, Vero Beach

September 10, 1941 – February 1, 2023

Anthony A. Buford, Jr. of Vero Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully on February 1, 2023, at 81. He was born on September 10th, 1941 in St Louis, Missouri, the son of Anthony A. Buford Sr. and Ann Dickey Buford.

Tony, as his family and friends affectionately knew him, grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, where he attended St. Louis Country Day School before going to Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, MA. After graduating, he spent a year at the University of Virginia and then transferred to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

After Business School, Tony joined the investment firm Drexel and Company and would become a Director, Executive Committee Member, Director of Corporate Planning, Chair of Drexel Funds, and President of Drexel Hedge Fund.  In 1970, he co-founded the Pennsylvania Group, Inc., an investment and trading brokerage firm. A pioneer in the discount brokerage industry, the Pennsylvania group was later sold to The Wilmington Trust Company. He continued to be involved in the securities and trading industry through 2016 when he retired.

Tony’s charitable and civic activities were widespread. He served as a trustee of the Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, PA, where he was on the Finance and Endowment Committee, trustee of the Bryn Mawr Hospital Foundation and Main Line Health. He was involved in many facets of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Tony served on the Moffit Center Melanoma Board and became an expert on new cancer treatments. He focused his energy on helping others get into Moffit and gave invaluable advice helping friends and acquaintances.

Having always loved Florida, he moved his family and the Pennsylvania Group to Vero Beach in 1989. From 1992-1998, he served as a trustee of St. Edwards School and chaired the Finance and Development Committee. He was an ardent baseball, golf, and sports fan. He loved fishing on the Current River near his family Farm in Caledonia, Missouri.

His love of baseball goes back to the St. Louis Browns and continued to his involvement and love of the St. Louis Cardinals. Tony was a United States Seniors Golf Association member and was a Tournament Director of the United States Seniors Annual Indian River Invitational Tournament from 2004-2008. In 2008, Tony was a Director of the Riomar Country Club, where he chaired the Insurance, Employee Benefit, and Compensation Committee.

Tony is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carolyn McCluney Buford, his three children, Elisabeth, Beau, and Lance, and six grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Nancy Ream of San Francisco, California.

There will be a private family service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Moffit Cancer Center Foundation (MBC-FOU, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612; online at and the VNA and Hospice Foundation of Vero Beach, Florida (1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960).

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Esther Marie Jones Miller, 93, Sebastian

May 24, 1929 – January 31, 2023

Esther Marie Jones Miller loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, age 93 passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 in West Melbourne, Florida.

She was born in Coretta, West Virginia on May 24, 1929 the daughter of the late Ray and Cora Jones.

Esther was a graduate of Mc Veigh School in Kentucky. Later in life she acquired a certified nursing assistant certificate.

She married James Edward Miller and started a family in Williamson, West Virginia and relocated to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in the mid-60s.

She enjoyed her employment at Broward General Medical Center for more than 20 years as a certified nursing assistant.

Esther retired from Brown General Medical Center in 1992 and moved to Sebastian, Florida to be near her sons.

She was proceeded in death by her husband, James E. Miller; son, James E. (Butch) Miller; brother, Leroy Jones and sister, Bonnie.

Esther is survived by her brother, Everett Jones and his wife Nancy; son, Ted Miller and his wife Kathy; daughter, Etta Wieladt and her husband, Richard; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

The family of Esther Marie Jones Miller will have a private celebration of her life at a later date. Interment scheduled in March 2023 at South Florida National Cemetery, 6501 South State Road 7, Lake Worth, Florida 33449.

The family of Esther would like to thank the staff of West Melbourne Health and Rehab Center for the excellent care given to her the last few years of her life.

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

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Ralph Carl Liden, 87

March 30, 1935 – February 1, 2023

Mr. Ralph Carl Liden, 87, died February 1, 2023 after a courageous battle with cancer with his loving family by his side.

Ralph was born in Worcester, Massachusetts where he attended Worcester Boys Trade School.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served as a Seabee.

Ralph was employed as a Supervisor with Norton Company located in Worcester, Massachusetts for 35 years having retired in 1991.

Ralph enjoyed boating, camping, golfing, bowling and traveling. He found joy in football season as he watched his favorite team the New England Patriots.

Survivors include wife of 44 years, Delores “Dodie” Liden; daughter, Cheryl Anne Cournoyer and her husband, Rob; son, Kurt W. Liden and his wife Lois; grandsons; Joshua Cournoyer and his wife, Heather and Nathan Cournoyer and his wife, Tatiana; grandson, Kurt W. Liden, Jr. and granddaughters Andrea Liden and Alicia Liden and four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gustav and Elise Liden.

Memorial contributions may be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America, PO Box 758532, Topeka, KS 66675-9910 in memory of Ralph Carl Liden written in the memo portion of your check.

A celebration of Ralph’s life will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, February 6, 2023 at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, 901 Clearmont Street, Sebastian, Florida 32958 with Father Norm Desrosiers, celebrant.

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

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Joyce Victoria Marino, 82, Vero Beach

May 4, 1940 – February 6, 2023

She was born Joyce Victoria Marino on May 4, 1940 to Peter Marino and Angela Marino nee Iandiorio.

Joyce grew up in Staten Island, New York.

She attended Brooklyn College and received her Bachelor of Arts.

Joyce received her Master’s Degree in education at Wagner College.

She married and had two children, a son David and a daughter Sharon.

Joyce has the love of her nieces; Andrea and Teresa and her sister-in-law Angela.

My Mom traveled the world and saw Paris, Italy, Spain, took cruises and most of the United States.

She was a New York City Public School teacher for 28 years.

Joyce retired and fulfilled her life-long dream when she bought a house in Vero Beach, Florida.

She got the perfect house, in the perfect town and the perfect neighborhood. She loved all her neighbors and made wonderful friends.

The ladies of the GFWC Treasure Coast Women’s Club forever changed my Mom’s life. She made friends and was a service.

Please remember, my Mom was loved, she loved and her life was filled with Happiness. She got everything she ever wanted in life.

She had the life she wanted and did it her way.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church on February 21, 2023 at 10:30am.

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Herbert A. Liljefors, 93, Vero Beach

March 4, 1929 – February 4, 2023

Herbert A. Liljefors, 93, of Vero Beach, Florida passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, February 4, 2023.

Born March 4, 1929 in the Bronx, New York, he was the son of the late Walter and Vivian Gross Liljefors.

In addition to his parents, Herbert was preceded in death by his sister, Edna Eack, brother, Walter Liljefors, his son, Gregory Liljefors, step grandson, Lindsey Rivera, and his partner of over 20 years, Martha West.

Herbert is survived by his sister in law, Marjorie Liljefors,  daughter in law, Audris Liljefors, step grandson, Chazen Rivera, step great granddaughter, Lillian Rivera, and four nieces and one nephew.

Herbert proudly served our country in the US Army. He grew up and lived in New York City and was employed as an analyst at Equitable Life Insurance.

Following retirement, Herbert moved to Vero Beach in 1993. He enjoyed playing tennis, golf (last played at age 90) and various card games. He often spent summers in Centereach, Long Island, renovating an old home.

More recently, Herbert was confined to his home and received wonderful care from Cynthia H. Walker, LLC/Rosemary’s Angel Caretenders.

A memorial service is planned at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1850 Sixth Avenue, Vero Beach on March 19, at 12 pm, immediately following 11 am worship which all are welcome to attend.

The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church.

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Michael Eugene Hynes, 74, Vero Beach

August 18, 1948 – February 6, 2023

Michael Eugene Hynes of Vero Beach, FL, formerly of Davison, MI and Ireland, age 74, passed away Monday, February 6, 2023 in Vero Beach.

Eugene was born in Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland on August 18, 1948, son of the late Michael and Mary (Daniels) Hynes. He married Sandra Stella on March 31, 1978.

An educator, he earned Bachelors and Master’s degrees from the National University of Ireland Galway and a PhD from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Eugene was employed by Kettering University for many years, retiring in 2014.

He was a scholar of Irish History, in 2008 Eugene published Knock: The Virgin’s Apparition in Nineteenth-Century Ireland, which was well received and awarded within the Irish Studies community. Writing was one of his passions and in retirement he loved being a member of the Sandfly Scribblers, a local writing group in Vero Beach.

Eugene is preceded in death by his wife, Sandra and brother, Anthony. He is survived by daughter, Mary (John) Martyn of Dublin, Ireland; son, Michael of Davison, MI; granddaughters, Ailis and Doireann Martyn; siblings Mary (Frank Naughton) Hynes, Carmel (Sean) Cusack, Gerard (Anne) Hynes, Frances (Ash) Rehal, and Angela (Peter) Murphy of Ireland and England; nieces and nephews; cousins, in-laws; and special friend, Susan Frost.

Private memorial services will take place in Vero Beach and Davison. His final resting place will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery in Davison. Those desiring may make contributions in his memory to Habitat for Humanity of Indian River County, 4580 US-1, Vero Beach, FL 32967 or to the Save the Manatee Club at

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Ann Perry “Annpan” Frankenthal (nee Krugler), 87, Vero Beach

October 13, 1935 – February 6, 2023

Ann Perry “Annpan” Frankenthal (nee Krugler), age 87, a longtime summer resident of Phelps, WI and seasonally Vero Beach, FL, passed away on Monday, February 6, 2023, in Vero Beach, FL surrounded by her children.

Beloved wife of the late Charles “Charlie” Palmerston Anderson Frankenthal whom she married December 29, 1956, loving mother of John (Mary) Frankenthal, Geoffrey (Virginia) Frankenthal, and the late Charles Frankenthal.

Cherished grandmother “Granpan” of Katherine (Kyle) Galas, Samantha Frankenthal, Christine Frankenthal, Patrick (Jordan) Frankenthal, Alexandra Frankenthal, and Thomas Frankenthal.  Great grandmother of Cam and Maya Galas.

Devoted daughter of the late Joseph A. and Josephyne (nee Bechtel) Krugler; dear sister of the late Patricia (Milton) Jackson; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Ann earned an Associate Degree from Bennett School for Girls in Millbrook, NY. She met the love of her life, Charlie, in 1953 while he was attending Yale University and married in San Francisco, California in 1956. They spent 63 wonderful years together before his passing in 2019.

Throughout her life, Ann filled her days with golf, tennis, gardening, reading, volunteering with a variety of local charitable organizations, and traveling the world with family and friends amongst other things. Ann was a member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church in Vero Beach, and attended the family chapel St. Aidens in Phelps, WI.

Ann was happiest when surrounded by family at her home in Phelps, Wisconsin where she spent a lifetime of blissful summers.

A memorial service will be held at St. Aidan’s, in the summer of 2023, with final interment at the Phelps Cemetery.

For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to Ann’s life, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bishop Anderson House, 1653 West Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60612-3833   

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