In Memory: Dec. 7

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Leonard “Lenny” Francis Baldwin Sr., 72, Grant

March 12, 1951 – November 11, 2023

Leonard “Lenny” Francis Baldwin Sr., born in Boston, MA. passed away in his home on November 11th, 2023 in Grant, FL at the age of 72.Lenny spent 4 years in the United States Marine Corps. He then spent most of his life working in the aviation industry and retired in 2018. He spent his free time on cruises, playing cards and spending time with his loved ones.Lenny is survived by: His wife of 29 years Adriana Baldwin, his sons Lenny Jr., David, and Nicholas Baldwin, his daughter Susan Hudson, his brothers Michael and Daniel Baldwin, his sisters Linda Ellis, Michelle Baldwin, Cheryl Attardo, his 8 grandkids, 7 great grandkids, and his many cousins, nieces, and nephews.Lenny is predeceased by: His father Walter Baldwin Sr., his mother Kathryn Sutton, his daughter Kathryn “Jeannie” McCord, his brothers John, Walter Jr., and Timothy Baldwin, his sisters Kathy Hunkins and Carol Joyce.

A viewing will be held at the Strunk Funeral Home at 1623 N Central Ave, Sebastian, FL 32958 on Wednesday 11/15/23 from 4-6 PM, with military honors at 4:00 PM.

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

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Marlana Stabler Fuller, 81, Vero Beach

March 21, 1942 – November 15, 2023

Family and friends lost our much loved and beautiful Marlana on November 15, 2023 in Vero Beach, FL after a prolonged illness.

Marlana was born on March 21,1942 in Pottsville, PA, the oldest of eight children, to Mary and George Stabler who moved to Rome NY when she was three.  She graduated from Rome Free Academy, St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing, SUNY College of Technology and the Syracuse University School of Social Work.  On November 15, 1963 she married Paul Fuller, a fellow Roman, which began a loving and enduring union that ended on their 60th wedding anniversary, the day she died.  She worked as an RN in various nursing positions in Rome and Syracuse while skillfully, and nearly single-handedly, managing a  growing family while Paul completed his graduate and medical studies.   She then returned to college herself and completed her BA in Behavioral Sciences and MSW in Marriage and Family Therapy while her four children were attending Rome schools and college.

After an internship at Rome Family Services, she was employed at the Rome Clinic of Oneida County Department of Mental Health followed by group practice with her colleagues Brad Bennett PhD, then Mildred Alder MSW, prior to entering into the solo private practice of marriage and family therapy where she also specialized in treating children, adolescents and adults with a history of trauma, depression and substance use disorders.  She was recognized by her peers for her skill and empathy in guiding and supporting her clients and their families as they worked on fulfilling their goals for recovery and the pursuit of healthy and happy lives.

Despite her professional success, Marlana’s most valued accomplishment was as a loving and devoted mom, grandmother and wife. Her family was always first, and with her husband Paul, she taught, supported, encouraged and advocated for each of her children as they grew, matured and successfully reached their educational and life goals.  Her early years as a mom snuggled on the couch reading with her four children were replicated in the grandmother years with as many as three grandchildren at a time sitting on her lap in her favorite recliner, reading or playing games.  She loved being “Nonnie”.  She was known for her talent as a cook and baker and successfully taught her children those skills which have been put to good use in their families.  Marlana was accomplished at needlework, sewing and quilting and often mentored friends and family members.  Reading was another valued hobby and she averaged a book or two a week during her retirement years that also included simultaneous memberships in two book clubs.  She was known for her card playing prowess and was tagged as the “silent assassin” by friends in the Rome pitch group.  Marlana will be missed by all in so many ways and remembered for her beautiful smile, generosity, and compassion for others.

Marlana is survived by Paul, her husband, best friend and confidante of 60 years, her sons Michael (Jaimie) and Steven (Stacy), daughters Kristen Briody (Joe), Julie (Jason Moore), much adored grandsons and granddaughters, Malcolm and Rosie Fuller, Elise, Jack and Luke Briody, Zudi and Elka Fuller, and Stella Moore.  She is also survived by her sister Eleanor Altman (Ted), brothers George (Alice) , Bob, Ken (Teresa), Patrick and Terry Stabler, brother in law Tom Fuller (Anne), sister in law Kathy Miller (Gary) and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, brother Kevin Stabler, and nephew Gregory Altman.

Our family will be forever grateful to Richard Wyderski, MD for his clinical expertise, heartfelt kindness and empathy and also his wife, Karen Wyderski, BSN, RN, for her caring and support during Marlana’s illness.  We also wish to acknowledge and thank the  dedicated staff at Certus Premier Memory Care Living in Vero Beach, FL, for their kind, gentle, and loving care around the clock during the last year and a half and during her final days.  They became our extended family along with the skilled therapy team who never gave up in their efforts to assist her.

There will be a Celebration of Marlana’s Life in New York state at a future date.  If you wish, a memorial contribution may   be made to the Alzheimer and Parkinson Association of Indian River County, 2300 5th Avenue, Suite 150, Vero Beach, FL 32960 (alzpark.org) or a charity of your choice.

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Ronald Earl Locke, 88, Vero Beach

May 13, 1935 – October 16, 2023

Ronald Earl Locke, age 88, of Vero Beach, Florida, died October 16, 2023.

Born May 13, 1935, at Willoughby Township, Ohio, Ronald was a son of the late Kenneth Locke & Helen Youhas Locke.

A man of principals & values, Ronald was a member of the Methodist Church and of the Masonic Temple Lodge number 28 F & AM.

A plumber by trade, he retired after 50 years of service; Ronald was a proud & dedicated member of the Plumbers Local 55 of Cleveland, Ohio.

As a young man he was into body building and had Olympic aspirations, he obtained several weightlifting titles. In his retirement, Ronald found enjoyment fishing & on the golf course.

In addition to his parents, Ronald was preceded in death by his brother, Edward Locke.

He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Barbara Bird Locke; son, Ronald W. Locke; daughter, Stephanie McLean; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and many other loving family & friends.

Private services are to be held.

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Thomas Joseph Frost, Sr., 41, Lakewood Park

March 17, 1982 – November 16, 2023

Thomas Joseph Frost, Sr. of Lakewood Park, Florida, passed away on November 16, 2023. He was 41 years old.

Tommy was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on March 17, 1982, to Thomas Edward Frost and Josephine Rita Lombardi.

Tommy enjoyed spending as much time as he could with his boys, cooking, listening to music, playing video games, Florida Sport’s Teams, MMA Fights and hanging out with his family and friends.

Tommy is preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Joseph and Jennie (Giovanna) Lombardi; and stepfather, Joseph Peter Russo.

Tommy is survived by his beloved children, Thomas Joseph Frost II, Orion Daniel Frost, and their mother Heather Marie Washburn; his siblings, Jenny Elizabeth Frost and Nicholas Joseph Russo, stepsisters and stepbrother; brother-in-law, Peter Kirby Brown, and his niece, Lydia JoAnn Brown; his beloved aunts and uncles, and the many cousins he loved very much.

A service will be held for Tommy on Friday, November 24, 2023, from 2:00-4:00 PM at Strunk Funeral Home in Vero Beach, FL. A future service will be held on Long Island, New York.

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Tomas Castaing Sr., 76, Sebastian 

March 30, 1947 – November 14, 2023

Tomas Castaing Sr. of Sebastian, Florida was 76 years old. He was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico in 1947 and graduated from Ponce High School. He also held a variety of certifications in many different trades.  He came to New Jersey in 1969 where he met the love of his life Ana who just happened to be his sister Virginia’s best friend and coworker. They resided in Neptune, New Jersey and raised their two children until his retirement from Freedman’s Bakery in Belmar, New Jersey where he was employed for 24 years. Tommy, as he was known by family and loved ones, was of Catholic faith and was a parishioner at St. Peter Claver Roman Catholic Church in Asbury Park, New Jersey. His hobbies included music and building anything. If you could imagine it, he could build it. He also loved baseball and played for the Latin Social Club. He was known to everyone as the dominoes king, and he loved entertaining and hosting family and friends.

Tommy is survived by his wife of 53 years Ana Castaing; his son Tomas Castaing Jr. (Lori); his daughter Annette Castaing (Robert Reevey). He leaves behind to Cherish his memory his five grandchildren whom he adored:  Joseph Chambers, Sean Castaing, Genesis Reevey, Eric Castaing and Christina Castaing. His sister Virginia Castaing of Belmar, NJ; sister Norma Garcia of Connecticut; brother Eligio Garcia; and brother Johnny Rivera of Newark, NJ; his sister-in-law Aida Calderon (Ignacio) of Neptune, NJ and brother-in-law Leoncio Estrada (Basilisa)of Trujillo Alto, PR.  And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family, friends, and a wonderful community of neighbors.

Tommy was predeceased by his parents Rufino Castaing and Inez Mandry, brothers Tony Castaing, Carlos Castaing, and Cruz Castaing.

A viewing will be held on Monday, November 20, 2023, from 6-8 PM at Strunk Funeral Home, 1623 North Central Avenue, Sebastian, Florida 32958.

Private cremation follows.  A celebration of his life will also be planned in the future.

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