In Memory: Dec. 8

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Mary Lynn Polly, 75, Sebastian

July 23, 1948 – November 20, 2023

Mary Lynn Polly, 75, of Sebastian, Florida, formerly of Harrisburg, PA, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2023.

Mary Lynn was a graduate of Bishop McDevitt High School, class of 1966, as well as the Academy of Medical Arts, later retiring from Highmark. Mary Lynn was a devout Catholic and parish member of St Sebastian Church, Sebastian, FL and Holy Name of Jesus Church, Harrisburg, PA.

She enjoyed traveling with family and friends; she loved the beach, going to craft fairs, and going on cruises. Mary Lynn was an avid reader and enjoyed the warmth of Florida while watching the birds.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Vera Hartman and daughter, Kristen M. Polly.

She is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband of 56 years, Donald W. Polly; son, Timothy M. Polly-wife Jodi of Harrisburg, PA, granddaughters Brianna and Brooke; daughter, Kelly A. Bell-husband David, of Grant-Valkaria, FL, grandsons Andrew and William; sisters, Carol L. Kenny-husband Francis, of Bradenton, FL; and Judy A. Wallace, of Harrisburg, PA and many other loving family and friends.

We will celebrate Mary Lynn’s life beginning with a visitation being held at 1:00 PM on Saturday November 25, 2023, Strunk Funeral Home, 1623 North Central Avenue, Sebastian, Florida 32958.

A Prayer Service will be held 2:00 PM in the Funeral Home Chapel with Father Marcos Zamora, celebrant.

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 *Holy name of Jesus Church 6150 Allentown Blvd., Harrisburg, PA 17112
-Visitation from 10 AM until 11 AM
-Catholic mass from 11 AM with Fr. Damon A. Tritle
-Christian burial at Resurrection Cemetery 116 S. Oak Grove Rd Harrisburg, PA 17112 to follow mass.

*The family requests casual attire for the celebrations.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her name, to Visiting Nurses of the Treasure Coast, St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Sebastian, FL or Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Harrisburg, PA.

A guest book is available at www.strunkfuneralhome.com.

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James Anderson Urner, 84, Vero Beach

August 2, 1939 – November 14, 2023

James Anderson Urner, 84, of Vero Beach FL and Bay Head NJ, passed away peacefully at home on November 13, 2023. Born and raised in New Jersey, Jim was a graduate of the Pingry School in Basking Ridge, NJ. He earned his BA at Grove City College, Grove City, PA, and a MA at Trinity College, Hartford, CT. He raised his family in Granby, CT, where he was a weekend farmer; his career was in life insurance marketing and sales support. His last 25 years were as Vice President at Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Company in Hartford, CT.

Jim was a life-long member of the Bay Head Yacht Club where he enjoyed sailing, tennis, and bridge. He was a decorated sailor in single or double-handed boats on Barnegat Bay, claiming championship titles from 1953-2001. Jim was honored to be elected to the rank of Commodoreof the BHYC from 2007-2009. He was also proud to have been awarded BHYC Bridge Player of the Year in 2015.

As an Internationally certified White Water Slalom judge, Jim was invited to judge kayak and canoe slalom events in the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta, GA. Additional community involvement included: Vestry member of St. Alban’s Church in Simsbury, CT, Councilman of Bay Head municipality, volunteer at ReClam the Bay, and Foundation Board Trustee of Ocean Medical Center (Brick, NJ). He was a devoted supporter of UConn Women’s basketball, the Giants, and the Mets.

Jim is survived by his wife of 61 years Sherrerd Welles Urner of Bay Head, NJ and Vero Beach, FL, and three children: Nancy Urner-Berry (Scott), of Simsbury, CT; James Anderson Urner, Jr. (Jill) of Glenmont, NY; and Katherine Schott (Jared) of Pawtucket, RI. Also, grandchildren Margaret, Katherine, Jimmy, Jack, Katie, Hannah Dempsey, Jared, Kelly (Troy), and great-grandchildren Oula, Kjell and Ursula; brother Stephen Urner (Jane) of Seattle, WA, and nieces Betsy and Nancy; step-brothers Nathaniel, Sherman and Gordon Gifford, plus beloved Kellogg cousins.

Memorial gifts can be made to Save Barnegat Bay (https://savebarnegatbay.org/).

A service of remembrance is scheduled for June, 2024, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Bay Head, NJ.

Arrangements by Strunk Funeral Homes & Crematory, Vero Beach, FL. A guestbook is available at www.strunkfuneralhome.com

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Sarah Gentle, 86, Indian River Shores

July 13, 1937 – November 27, 2023

Sarah Gentle, 86, of Indian River Shores, Vero Beach, passed away on November 27, 2023, after a short illness.

Sarah was born on July 13, 1937, to Frank and Margaret Gillespie in Chicago. After Sarah graduated from Sacred Heart School, Sheridan Road in 1955, she went on to study education at Barat College in Lake Forest.

After marrying Louis Kuhlmann Jr. in January, 1961, this life-long Chicagoan brought her love of life to her community in Brooklyn, New York. She raised three children on the east coast, Frank, Louis, and Maggie.

Always a Midwesterner at heart, after the passing of her husband, Louis, she returned to the northside of Chicago and began a new life. There she was an active member of her church and a strong influence on the lives of her friends and family.

She met her second husband, Bill Gentle, after a chance introduction by her brother Frank Gilespie Jr. Bill and Sarah married in December,1985. After just a few visits to the Vero Beach area, they knew it was the place for them. They had a lovely home on Orchid Island for many years. Here, she could welcome her friends, family, and grandchildren. But most importantly, she could engage in one her most beloved activities – walking with her King Charles Spaniel – Stella and gardening! She always said, ‘Down here, all you have to do is put it in the ground, and it grows!’ After Bill passed in 1997 Sarah moved to Indian River Shores where she was part of the fabric of the community. Forever searching for ways to help a neighbor, to find a bargain, or have a cocktail with friends. Her commitment, positive attitude and her unwavering search to find fun and laughter will be sorely missed.

Sarah is survived by her three children, Maggie Kuhlmann, Louis Kuhlmann, and Frank Kuhlmann  as well as two grandchildren – Lucie Kuhlmann and Louis Kuhlmann, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at the Holy Cross Church in Vero Beach, Florida at a later date. Friends wishing to honor Sarah Gentle are invited to make a donation to the Source, 1015 Commerce Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

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Phillip Crider, 80, Vero Beach

September 13, 1943 – November 28, 2023

Phillip Crider, 80, of Vero Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully at his home on November 28, 2023. Born and raised in Mount Vernon, Ohio, Phil was a graduate of Mount Vernon High School. His career was in insurance marketing and sales.

Phil is preceded in death by his parents, Carroll and Libby Crider, his brother Michael Crider, his sister Patricia Weimann.

Phil is survived by his wife of 61 years Ginny of Vero Beach, FL; sister Karen Shea of Louisville, KY; and two children: Jeff Crider, of Jupiter, FL; Kerry Sunkle (Scott), of Lewis Center, OH; Also, grandchildren Melina, Conner, Katarina, Cristina, Sydney, and many nieces and nephews.

Per Phil’s wishes, he will be cremated and no service has been planned.

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Christopher Thomas Chomenko, 53, Vero Beach

November 14, 1970 – November 30, 2023

Christopher Thomas Chomenko, 53, of Vero Beach, Florida. His death was sudden and unexpected.

Sunrise ~ November 14, 1970     Sunset ~ November 30, 2023

Christopher was born in Chester, Pennsylvania to the late Thomas Alexander Chomenko and Marjorie (Massey) Chomenko. Most of his youth was spent being reared by his favorite aunt and uncle, Oxana Chomenko-Szwec and Egor Szwec.

A jack of all trades, Christopher worked hard to provide for his family. Chomenko Maintenance, Repair and Attic Insulation was his latest business endeavor with partner, Daniel Cannon.

Christopher enjoyed tropical fishing, watching cartoons and spending time with loved ones.

He will be dearly missed.

Those who will still cherish memory are his best friend, and wife of more than 20 years, Wanda Mosley Chomenko; his three children, Desiree Shi Chomenko, Terrell Rasheed Bey, and Zekiel Thomas Chomenko; brother, Lawrence “Larry” Chomenko; sister, Marlene Chomenko; niece, Amanda Chomenko Geis, whom he loved more like a daughter and her husband Chris; mother in law, Dwana Thompson “mommy” as he affectionately called her; brother in law, Jerome K. Young; sister in law, Tanya L. Amir, and many other extended family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be scheduled for a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Strunk Funeral Home to help the family with his final expenses. Please call the funeral home for any questions or assistance with donations. 772-562-2325

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