In Memory: May 19

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Hugh D. Dudley Jr., 72

April 17, 1950 – April 15, 2023

Hugh D. Dudley Jr was born on April 17, 1950 in Fort Campbell, KY to Hugh Dorsey Dudley and Bobbie Sue Parham Dudley.

Hugh loved music, reading, and anything space related.

He is pre-deceased by his parents and stepdaughter, Jennifer Yost.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Sandy Dudley, his daughter, Dana Creel (Doug), his son, Michael Dudley (Carol), his step-daughters, Samantha Yost and Michelle Cole (Johnny), his sisters, Connie Lacy (Doug) and Susan Montgomery (George), 3 granddaughters, Alyssa Helminski, Arianne Townsend; Devonee Roberson, 4 step-granddaughters, Cheyenne Yost, Caylee Marchant, Alexis Cole, Nariah Cole, I step-grandson, Clayton Yost and 6 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at 4:30 PM on Wed., April 19th at Strunk Funeral Homes, 1623 N. Central Ave., Sebastian, FL 32958.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach, FL.

Arrangements are entrusted to Strunk Funeral Homes & Crematory, Sebastian, FL.

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Harry C. Van Wormer, Jr., 97, Indian River Shores

April 30, 1926 – April 21, 2023

Harry C. Van Wormer, Jr., formerly of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, died on April 21, 2023 at his residence in John’s Island, Indian River Shores, Florida.  He was 97 years old.

The son of Harry C. Van Wormer, Sr. and Elizabeth Van Wormer, Harry Van Wormer, Jr. was born in 1926 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.  He was added to the honor roll of the distinguished Life Members of the National Eagle Scout Association in January 2011.  At the age of 17 Mr. Van Wormer and his father formed Van Wormer Industries, a metal automotive parts manufacturing company.  During the high point of World War II, Mr. Van Wormer Jr. left Van Wormer Industries and entered the U.S. Army Air Force where he attained the rank of Sergeant while serving as part of the Allied Occupation of Japan between 1945 and 1946.

Upon completion of his Military service, he returned to the helm of Van Wormer Industries while also attending the University of Detroit.  During the next 40 years he developed the company into one of the finest in the automotive supplier industry.  Under his guidance, Van Wormer Industries became a pioneer in the development of progressive dies and the equipment necessary to produce high-volume metal stampings.  The resulting advances in the progressive die technology helped reduce costs in the automotive industry over future years.

Due to its high standards of quality, Van Wormer Industries was selected from a field of metal stamping suppliers to help manufacture replacement parts during the first major recall in the U.S. automotive history.  The Company was regarded as a flagship of automotive stamping firms because of its stringent adherence to quality control, efficiency, and prompt deliveries.  In 1984, Van Wormer Industries became part of Masco Industries.

Mr. Van Wormer Jr. was a member of the Country Club of Detroit, Bay View Yacht Club, Grosse Pointe Club, Detroit Athletic Club, Grosse Pointe Club, Riomar Bay Yacht Club of Vero Beach, Florida and John’s Island Club of Indian River Shores, Florida.  He was a Past Commodore of The Old Club on Harsens Island, Michigan, and the Hundred Club of Detroit.  He was a member of the Young Presidents Organization.  Harry served on the Board of Directors of the Grosse Pointe War Memorial, and St. John Hospital.

He was a yachtsman, and a benefactor of many charities.  You could often see Harry cruising around Lake St. Claire in Michigan in his Bertram yacht.  He was also an avid art collector.  In his later years he enjoyed tennis with all of his friends at the John’s Island Club.

In 1956, he married Virginia Van Wormer (Hubbell), who preceded him in death after 35 years of marriage.

Mr. Van Wormer is survived by wife Doris (Donovan) Van Wormer of Indian River Shores, Florida.

All of those who had the privilege of knowing Harry Van Wormer, Jr. can relate that Harry was authentically himself, with a seriously sharp wit, and he could hold the attention of any room due to his charm, and because you never knew what he might say next.

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Albert F. Dribben, 80, Vero Beach

January 18, 1943 – April 20, 2023

Albert F. Dribben, 80, passed away on April 20, 2023 surrounded by family at his home in Vero Beach, FL.   Born in Clarksdale, MS, he was the son of Samuel F. Dribben, Jr. and Margaret (Slocumb) Dribben.  Albert grew up and attended school in Rolling Fork, MS, graduating from Rolling Fork High School in 1961.  He attended and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi, with degrees in Finance and Accounting.  He was a Certified Public Accountant, and his work experience included auditor for the Mississippi State Tax Commission, county administrator for Pike County, MS, Chief Financial Officer for the McComb Public School District, and as owner/principal of Dribben & Associates, Ltd., from which he retired in 2011.  Following retirement, he relocated to Coeur d’Alene, ID, and more recently to Vero Beach, FL – all to be closer to family and grandchildren.

Albert was an US Army Veteran – stationed primarily in Boeblingen, Germany, and served for many years in the US Army Active Reserve unit in Jackson, MS, ultimately achieving the rank of Major.  He was a longtime member of the Lions Club and ordained as a deacon at First Baptist Church of Purvis, MS, and also served in this role at First Baptist Church of McComb, MS.  He also enjoyed serving as a Sunday School teacher and a choir member for his church families.

Albert is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Jo (Nettles) Dribben, son Anthony Dribben (and wife, Tracey) of Vero Beach, FL, son Taylor Dribben (and wife, Angela) of Meadows of Dan, VA, daughter Traci Dribben Walker (and husband, Lonnie) of Lewiston, ID, and sister, Patricia Dribben Koos of Manassas, VA.  He’s also survived by eight amazing grandchildren, and dozens of nieces/nephews/cousins and other relatives.  He was predeceased by his parents, his brother (John S. Dribben), and his grandson (Ethan T. Dribben).

The graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 25th @ 11AM at Crestlawn Cemetery in Vero Beach, FL.

Albert set an example for his family by giving to his church and to those in need.  In his memory, and in lieu of flowers, the family requests that charitable contributions be made to the Mississippi Baptist Children’s Village, PO Box 27, Clinton, MS 39060.

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Betty L. Lorey, 98, Coral Springs

December 8, 1924 – April 20, 2023

Betty L. Lorey, 98, of Coral Springs, FL, passed away on April 20, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born on December 8, 1924, in Williamsburg, PA, to the late parents:
Frank L. Wise
Victoria Fuglistaler

Betty’s sweet, gentle, fun-loving, and generous nature always looked for ways to serve others with kindness that continually overflowed her love of Jesus, her love of family, and her love of dogs. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Betty is survived by her son, Larry S. Lorey (FL), his wife, Jeanie Lorey, and her grandson, Sean P. Lorey (FL), his wife, Bel Maia Lorey, and great-grandchildren, Olivia and Julian James “J J.” She is also survived by her son-in-law, Ray Bengele (IN), her grandson, Chris Bengele (IN), his wife, Melissa, and great-grandchildren, Raymond, Ashley, and Lauren. Additionally, she is survived by her granddaughter, Dawn Rene’ Young (NC), her husband, Scott Young, and great-granddaughters, Kelsey and Kendra. Betty is also survived by her son-in-law, William Gifford (AZ),
her brother-in-law, Joseph K. Conwell & his wife, Rose (MD),
her niece, Vicki Conwell Bracken (MD), her husband, Ron Bracken, and her nephew, Scott Conwell (FL), his wife, Nina Conwell, and great-nephews, Andrei, Grant, and Scott, and great-niece, Varvara. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Francis J. Lorey, her daughters, Carol Bengele and Sherry Gifford, and her sister, Shirley Wise Conwell.

Betty was a member of Harvest Church S. FL, Coconut Creek, FL, where she worshipped and found solace in her faith. Her family and friends will be celebrating her life at Strunk Funeral Home, 916 17th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960. Contributions may be made in Betty’s memory to

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