In Memory: Feb. 19

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Rinda Jean Tuck, 78, Sebastian

February 4, 1946 – February 5, 2024

Rinda Jean Tuck of Sebastian, Florida passed away on February 5, 2024, one day after her 78th birthday. Rinda was born in Milan, Tennessee on February 4, 1946, to her parents Betty Louise (McCoy) Murrie and Reverend Willard Monroe Murrie. Rinda was a cherished big sister to Carol Ann and Alisa Karen.

Rinda had several hobbies and interests. She was an avid reader. She played the trumpet in high school. She also played the piano and enjoyed listening to a variety of music from big band to Roger Whittaker, to Tennessee Earnie Ford to Susan Boyle. She like to watch the Voice, Dancing with the Stars, America’s Got Talent and other performance-based shows.

Rinda loved theater. In fact, while at Bethel College, she was auditioning for a role in Macbeth when she first met the love of her life, Ronald Bruce Tuck. They were later married on August 6, 1969. Ron and Rinda made life into an adventure whether they were traveling to Germany to see The Passion Play, on a cruise ship in Alaska, flying in a commuter plane in Mexico, or simply holding hands on the couch at home. Their greatest legacy is their love for each other.

Rinda earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and dedicated the next 41 years to teaching. When Ron and Rinda first moved to Florida, Rinda was the only kindergarten teacher in all of Sebastian. She remained a kindergarten teacher for the majority of her time in education.

Rinda leaves behind her two children, Russell Ray Tuck and Robyn Louise Tuck Henson and her son-in-law, Russell Christian Henson. Rinda loved spending time with her grandchildren, Jeremiah Ray Tuck and Maranda Grace Henson. She was also “Mama Tuck” to Zack, Kelsey, Jason, Chase, and Colby. She treasured being an aunt, great-aunt, and great-great-aunt to many nieces and nephews. Over the years, she’s had countless friends and loved ones that became like family to her including her specials ladies from Pelican Island Elementary.

Her compassion and generosity touched those around her. Rinda will be greatly missed by her friends and loved ones. She loved clouds and we can only image how much she is enjoying them now.

A public visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 13 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Strunk Funeral Home in Vero Beach, Florida. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing towards final resting arrangements.

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

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Don Wade Richard Smith, 83 

June 21, 1940 – February 2, 2024

Don Wade Richard Smith, a proud veteran of the Army, passed away February 2, 2024. The son of Vera Fern, Don grew up in San Jacinto California. He was born June 21,1940, in Edmonton, Alberta Canada and at the age of 19, Don enlisted in the Army. He was a consummate soldier and attained the rank of First Sargent during his 28-year military career.  As part of his service, Don served two tours in Vietnam, a tour in Korea, and was also stationed in France and Germany.  Among his honors, he received a commendation medal, and Vietnam silver service and bronze stars. Don is survived by wife Diana, daughter Carol, stepdaughter Faith Banks, stepson Richard Smith, stepson Roy Banks. His loved ones with remember a man that loved his family and a proud military man that defended our country and shaped the lives of countless young soldiers.

Visitation will be Monday, February 12,2024 from 3-5:00pm at Strunk Funeral Home’s Sebastian chapel.

Graveside Services will be Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 1:00pm in Cape Canaveral National Cemetery with Military honors.

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

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Joseph Richard Catania, 67, Vero Beach

December 15, 1956 – February 14, 2024

Joseph Richard Catania, 67, of Vero Beach FL, passed away on Valentines Day February 14, 2024. Joe was born to the late Charles and Alice (Gemme) Catania, the third child of six, on December 15, 1956, in Middletown, CT. Joe grew up in Rocky Hill, CT and graduated from high school at Rocky Hill High in 1975. After high school, Joe admirably enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, GA. As a Military Policeman Senior Airman, he was selected to the presidential detail of Jimmy Carter on a visit to the Airforce base. One of his proudest moments, was the birth of his only child, Christiana, whom he loved with all his heart. After serving our country, he moved back home to Connecticut and attended Central Connecticut State University. Joe graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He worked as a computer programmer, in his early career. Joe then went into insurance management, lead one of the Y2K initiatives, insurance project management, corporate training, and insurance auditing field, in his later years, ending his career at Mass Mutual.

While at Mass Mutual, Joe met Nancy. Joe worked hard at organizing their first date, which was a theater performance and dinner. In 2007, he married Nancy Boucher of Northampton, MA on a beach in Cape Cod. They became the love of each other’s lives. After retiring Joe and Nancy moved to Vero Beach, FL to live their best life by the beach. He leaves behind his beloved wife Nancy, son-in-law and daughter Douglas and Christiana (Catania) Coburn, four grandchildren and their spouses, five great-grandchildren, five siblings and their spouses, one sister-in-law and two brothers-in-law along with their spouses, countless nieces, nephews, and cousins, as well as many friends. He was part of a large, loving Italian family. Joe often enjoyed his work with veteran outreach programs, playing pickleball, fishing, traveling, and especially spending time with his family. Joe lived his life putting his family and lifelong friends first. His relationships lasted decades. Joe was a well-loved person who always gave the shirt off his back. He was kind, patient, understanding, very wise and everyone’s favorite uncle, brother, or friend; often coined as Mr. Personality. He had a deep love for the NY giants, Yankees, and UConn basketball. To his loved ones he will always be remembered as a smiling, humorous person. There will be no calling hours. Instead, a mass will be held at St. Helen’s Catholic Church in Vero Beach, FL Thursday February 22, 2024, at 10am. Burial and reception to immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. For our friends and family out of town, please contact Christiana directly for the Vimeo live link.

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Bobby Otis Coleman, 85, Orlando

December 15, 1938 – February 5, 2024

Bobby Otis Coleman, 85, of Orlando, Florida, passed away, Monday, February 5, 2024.

Born December 15, 1938 in Swainsboro, Georgia, he was a son of the late Pery Coleman and Loretta Lindsey Coleman.

Bobby was a proud United States Army veteran who was honorably discharged after his brothers received service-related injuries.

He attended Dover Shores Baptist Church in Orlando.

Bobby was employed by American Security Company for 15 years, where he served as Captain. He was also good with his hands and was able to provide for himself as a self-employed handyman.

Extremely talented, he could play a multitude of musical instruments, and was known to carry a tune. Bobby had even appeared on the Grand Ole Opry and played guitar and supplied backup vocals for the Everly Brothers.

He enjoyed the simple things, such as working in his yard, especially tending to his flower beds.

Bobby also had a passion for animals and was known to breed his chihuahuas.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 37 years, Barbara Sue Coleman, on August 3, 1994; and seven siblings.

Bobby is survived by his sister, Sue Albin, several nieces, nephews and many other loving family & friends.

He will be laid to rest alongside his wife in Winter Beach Cemetery.

A Celebration of Life will be announced.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Bobby’s honor to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959,

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

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Lois C. Jones, 95, Cutler Ridge

August 19, 1928 – February 13, 2024

Lois C. Jones, age 95, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. Lois was born in Strum, Wisconsin and was a resident of Cutler Ridge, Florida for over 60 years. Lois was a dedicated mother and wife accompanying her Army veteran husband to Frankfurt, Germany, Greenville, South Carolina, EL Paso, Texas, Milwaukee and Sussex, Wisconsin, Douglasville, Georgia and finally Cutler Ridge, Florida. Lois treasured the time spent with her family, especially her beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her memory will be cherished by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Lois is survived by her daughter, Sharon Scott, son Douglas (Doug) Jones, her grandchildren Christopher (Chris) Scott, Timothy (Tim) Jones, Mark Jones, and Kellie Jones, her great grandchildren Lucas Scott, and Ryleigh Scott, her sisters Ardis Issacson and Annette Husom. She was preceded in death by her parents Howard Gunderson, Lulu Missell, her sister Dorothy Gunderson, her brother Howard Gunderson, Jr. and her husband Sam H. Jones.

A private funeral will be held.

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

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