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4He should rot in jail,' ex-client says of lawyer Area deaths 1 lion, but gave him credit for about $4 million in interest payments he made. The net loss was estimated at about $6.1 million. State sentencing guidelines called for a 70-year prison term. Defense attorney Patrick Doherty negotiated a plea agreement saying Johnson had expressed remorse and cooperated in the investigation. Prosecutor Bob Lewis wrote letters to all 48 victims asking if they would be satisfied with a 15-year term. Lewis said 26 said they would be. At least five said Johnson deserved stricter punishment. "I accept responsibility for losing a lot of money for a lot of people," Johnson told Federico. "And I accept why they would feel angry and devastated." lawyer, William H. Johnson, who sent her a handwritten letter asking for a second chance. Johnson, who practiced law in estates and trusts, pleaded guilty Monday to all 48 counts of grand theft in a plea deal that calls for 15 years in prison. Circuit Judge Philip A. Federico delayed sentencing. In court documents, authorities described a Ponzi scheme in which Johnson stole from elderly clients for 10 years. He told them they could earn higher interest if they would let him invest their money. He later admitted using money from newer clients to make payments to earlier investors. Investigators say he stole nearly $10 mil Facing 15 years for grand theft, William Johnson asked a widow from whom he stole to plead on his behalf. She was unmoved. The Associated Press LARGO A lawyer pleaded guilty to stealing from clients and asked a 91-year-old widow who had entrusted most of her life savings to him to write a letter in support of a short prison term. "He should rot in jail," she said. Maria Schneider lost most of the $96,000 she saved during a lifetime of cleaning houses. She didn't write the letter on behalf of the Palm Beach County Allan, Lynn, 68, of West Palm Beach. Palms West Funeral Home, Royal Palm Beach. Funeral Thursday. Bacon, Eddie, 75, of Boca Raton. Straghn and Son Tri-City Funeral Home, Delray Beach. Banks, Zadie, 58, of West Palm Beach. Stevens Brothers Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Blattler, Otto, 73, of Lake Worth. All County Funeral Home and Crematory. Boland, Robert Scott, 30, of West Palm Beach. Northwood Funeral Home & Crematory, West Palm Beach. Cook, Adele M., 70, of Boynton Beach. Boynton Memorial Chapel, Boynton Beach. Funeral Saturday. Daniels, Sid, 74, of West Palm Beach. Siders Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Funeral Saturday. Desir, Merlande, infant daughter of Mercius and Anna Desir, of West Palm Beach. Stevens Brothers Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Funeral Saturday. Froman, Samuel, 86, of West Palm Beach. Levitt Weinstein Memorial Chapel, West Palm Beach. Goldstein, Fannie, 85, of Boca Raton. Aaron Cremation and Burial Service, Lauderhill. Green, Mamie B., 79, of West Palm Beach. Siders Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Funeral Friday. Jackson, Josephine, 75, of West Palm Beach. Siders Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Funeral Saturday. Jones, Richard, 48, of Wellington. Tillman Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Funeral in New-burgh, Ind. Lewis, Larry, 51, of West Palm Beach. Stevens Brothers Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Funeral Saturday. Limes, Grace, 93, of Delray Beach. Dorsey Funeral Home, Lake Worth. Mack, FJma R., 87, of Lake Worth. E. Earl Smith and Son Funeral Home, East Chapel, Lake Worth. Funeral Friday. McBride, Kathryn M., 86, of Boca Raton. Robert J. Babione Funeral Home, Boca Raton. McDonald, Fred, 77, of Riviera Beach. Stevens Brothers Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Funeral Saturday. Medina, Dora, 68, of West Palm NOTICES HELEN WEST HENRY Age 93 of North Palm Beach, Florida passed away Monday morning March 23, 1998 after a brief illness. Mrs. Henry was born June 19, 1904 in Rochester, New York. Mrs. Henry was a member of the Oak Hill Country Club, The Locust Hill Country Club where she was an avid golfer, long time volunteer at the Episcopal Retirement Home and was an active member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church all of Rochester, New York. She was preceded In death by her husbands W. Howard West in 1964 and Willis J. Henry in 1986. Mrs. Henry leaves to cherish her loving memory her devoted son John H. West and wife Joyce of Juno Isles, FL; her adored grandsons, Jeffrey H. West, M D. of Gainesville, FL, Jason Free West of Lans-dale, PA and her cherished great-granddaughter Maggie West. Graveside Inurnment service will be held 11:00 a.m. May 7, 1998 at White Haven Cemetery, 210 Marsh Road, Pittsford, NY. Any remembrance in Mrs. Henry's name may be made to the St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Rochester, NY. In Loving Memory of our son Terrence (Pettigrew 32576 - 4494 gone but not forgotten. Our memories willaiways be there. 7Ji& &etlreu &itmify Out Of State Transfer $450 Transfer of Deceased To Funeral Home, Services of Funeral Director, Sanitary Care And Embalming, Filing Necessary Documents, Transfer To Airport, Transfer Container Included. 737-0001 or 800-588-71 18 UNERAL JrTIONS inc. 1 1 5 Woolbright Koad, Boynton oeacn FUNERAL CINDY LEE CORIELL Age 43, passed away before her time on March 20, 1998. Cindy was a loving mother and a devoted grandmother, also a compassionate and caring nurse. She is survived by her devoted son, Gabriel Laszlo, her cherished grandchildren Kyle and Devon, her loving mother Nancy, and stepfather Wally Singer, grandmother Dorothy Keith, her 5 sisters and their spouses, Toby a Ron Cooke, Wendy 4 Jay Klelnrichert, Jody Ridge, Tammy a Harold Nordine a Mary Holt. Brothers, Mark Jeff Pedld, Brian Dressen, Tim Polenz, Sam Safran. Nieces and nephews: Jay 4 Amy Klelnrichert, Collin Ridge, Cristel Terra Bright, Melissa Ricks, & Brandon Polenz, other family members include Diane a Dale Genzer, Theo Sandra Keith, Jack Wheeler, Robin Walters, Nichole Keith, many aunts k uncles a cousins, and numerous friends. Cindy is proceeded in death by her father Ronald Pedld a her grandfather Theo Gordon Keith. The funeral service will be held today Wednesday, March 25, 1998, at 8:00 P.M. at the WM. N. HOWARD FUNERAL HOME, 754 U.S. Highway ttl, North Palm Beach, FL. Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. to time of service. ANTOINETTE LOMBARDO Former owner of Lombardo Enterprises, died Thursday, March 19, 1998, in her West Palm Beach, Fla., vacation home. Mrs. Lombardo, 65, of Washington Township, began working for Lombardo Enterprises in Utica to help her husband, who founded the business. A graduate of Marygrove College in Detroit, Mrs. Lombardo started her career in the banking industry. She quit to raise her family, but when her husband needed help, she returned to work helping build what is now one of the largest private residential construction companies in Michigan. Her husband, Cosimo died in 1968, and many people encouraged her to sell the business, but she was determined to create a legacy for her children who were too young to take over. Under her leadership, the company grew and her family eventually took control of the business. Mrs. Lombardo is survived by two daughters, Anna Lisa and Catherine; two sons, Anthony and Sebastian, her mother Pauline Moceri; a sister, Mary Ann Palazzolo; a brother Dominic Moceri; and four grandchildren. In lieu of flowers donations to the American Heart Association. WUJEK-CALCATERRA SONS, Shelby Township, Ml in charge of arrangements. Gary Hines, Palm Beach WalkAmerica Chairman A CLASSIFIED ROBERT "MIKE" FINK 33 of Boynton Beach passed away i March 22,1998. He is survived by his parents Doris and Erv Fink of Boynton Beach; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law Mar-cia Gary Webb of Jacksonville, FL and Christine Rlc Gross of Nashville, TN; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law Scott Lolli Fink of Boynton Beach and Artie a Jo Ann Fink of Lake Worth; nieces Katie Webb, Mi-chele Fink, a Landsey Fink; nephews Gary Webb, Jr., Jason Fink, Corey Casey Fink and his fiance Megan McCall of Lake Worth. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 26, 1998 3PM at Cason United Methodist Church, 342 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. The family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society or Hospice by the Sea, Boca Raton, FL. LORNE a SONS FUNERAL HOME, Delray Beach in charge of arrangements. CALL 511 to check the winning lottery numbers! It's only 50c a call to check! Just CALL 5-1-1, then enter code 1008. All colls are 504 and will appear on your leletphone bill. CAll 5 II is o service ot The Palm Beach Post, Sun-Sentinel and Real Yelbw Pages ' EDO WDM? March of Dimes Beach. Mizell-Faville-Zern Funeral Home, Southdale Chapel, West Palm Beach. Funeral today. Montgomery, Bob, 60, of Riviera Beach. Siders Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Funeral Saturday. Parsons, William L, 72, of Delray Beach. Lome and Sons Funeral Home, Delray Beach. Funeral Thursday. Prinz, Bessie, 94, of West Palm Beach. Levitt Weinstein Memorial Chapel, West Palm Beach. Funeral in Forest Hills, N.Y. Rancy, Danielle, infant daughter of Frances Casseus and Emanuel Rancy, of West Palm Beach. Stevens Brothers Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Graveside services today. Renfro, Vicki, 42, of Lake Worth. Dorsey Funeral Home, Lake Worth. Schnopp, Florence Shamo Fel-ty, 78, of Lake Worth. E. Earl Smith and Son Funeral Home, East Chapel, Lake Worth. Memorial services Saturday. Vogel, Arnold, of Delray Beach. Beth Israel Memorial Chapel, Delray Beach. Funeral Thursday. Weissman, K.B., 91, of Palm Beach. McMahon, Lyon & Hart-nett Funeral Home, White Plains, N.Y. Funeral Thursday in New York. Wilk, Margaret J., 82, of Boynton Beach. A Cremation Service of the Palm Beaches, Boynton Beach. Woebse, Bertha, of Lake Worth. Dorsey Funeral Home, Lake Worth. Yankers, George J., 82, of Boynton Beach. A Cremation Service of the Palm Beaches, Boynton Beach. Martin County Bara, Margaret G., 71, of Jensen Beach. All County Funeral Home & Crematory Treasure Coast Chapel. Brush, E. Norman Sr., 71, of Hobe Sound. Young & Prill Funeral Home, Stuart. Visitation today; Funeral Thursday. Donie, Virginia F., 84, of Stuart. All County Funeral Home & Crematory Treasure Coast Chapel. St. Lucie County Harvey, Herbert Francis Jr., 64, of Fort Pierce. Yates Funeral Home, Fort Pierce. Maheuron, Harry I. , 66, of Fort Pierce. Haisley-Hobbs Funeral Home, Fort Pierce. Visitation and services today. Obituary Technion Society in 1997. The Weissmans received the Haym Salomon Award for philanthropy from the ADL in 1995. Born in Manhattan, Mr. Weissman graduated from Pace University. By age 23, he was vice president of the World Exchange Bank of New York. But that was in 1929, when the market fell. By 1935, he was financing commodities worldwide. He had ' a $100 million business by 1940. He retired in 1949. Mr. Weissman is survived by his wife; three sons, Alan Weissman, Howard Brassner and Todd Brassner, all of New York; seven grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. Services will be Thursday in White Plains, N.Y. Obituaries cer, according to his family. Cardinal Ribeiro of Lisbon LISBON, Portugal Antonio Ribeiro, the Roman Catholic cardinal of Lisbon known for his efforts to modernize the church in Portugal, died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 69. Church officials said Cardinal Ribeiro, who had been in hospitalized since November, died in a clinic in the suburbs of Lisbon. B. Cross, playwright LONDON Beverley Cross, the playwright and screenwriter who helped launch Dame Maggie Smith on her illustrious acting career and later married her, has died. He was 66. Mr. Cross died at home Friday, according to a death announcement published Tuesday in The Daily Telegraph. Cross, whose mother was an actress and father was a theater manager, wrote the book for the 13 musical Half a Sixpenre, and the screenplay for the film version four years later. Businessman-philanthropist K.B. Weissman of Palm Beach CLASSIFIED HELGA THERESIA LA VAN Age 5T, of West Palm Beach. Fla. died peacefully In her home on Friday, March 20, 1998. She Is survived by her children, Alexa and Marco RiJartl? her sister, Christa Gasper; her finance, Donald Flesher; and many dear friends. Funeral Services wUl be held at 10:00 a.m. op-MondaTSrch at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Mnffcrt reception to follow at the Palm Beach Hotel. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial offerings to the American Brain Tumo taUon 2720 River Rd., Des Plaines, Ul. 60018, or Hospice oi Palm iaclTCounty, 5300 E. Ave.. West Palm Bch, Fla. 33407. Helga was a loving mother and friend and she will live on in the hearts and minds of many. OTTO J. BLATTLER JR. 73 of Lake Worth passed away on Monday, March 23, 1998. Bom and raised in Switzerland, he moved to America in 1950. He is survived by his wife of 44 years Margaret; brother, Hugo Blattler of Naples and Nephew, Edmond Blattler of Tampa. He was the nicest person on the earth to all who knew him. Family will recieve friends on Thursday, March 26 from 5-7 PM with a service at 7 PM. DEL LAGO FUNERAL HOME FAMILY OWNED OPERATED LORRAINE V. CRISTIANO Age 90, of West Palm Beach, died Sunday, March 22, 1998. Mrs. Cristlano had been a resident of the Palm Beach area for the past ten years coming from Pompano Beach, Fl. Survivors Include her brother, Thomas Brancaccio of West Palm Beach, Fl. ; sister, Carmella Raia of Long Beach, Long Island, NY; three nieces and three nephews. Family will receive friends from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm and b:uu pm to s:uu pm (today) Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at the M1ZFXL-FAVTLLE-ZERN SOUTHDALE CHAPEL, 4101 Parker Ave, West Palm Beach, Fl. A wake service will be held at 6:30 pm. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, March 26, 1998, at St. Juliana Catholic Church, West Palm Beach. Interment will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery, West Palm Beach, Fl. Arrangements by MIZELL-FAVILLE-ZERN SOUTHDALE CHAPEL, 4101 ParkerAve, West Palm Beach, Fl. MOLLIE S. GOLDEN Of Highland Beach, FL, and formerly of Bethesa, Md, beloved wife of the late Carl, devoted mother of Dr. Alan Howard Golden and Brenda Esther (Martin) Llbman, loving sister of Fay Burner, and the late Anna Love and Irving Selesnick. Funeral was held at DANZANSKY-GOLDBERG MEMORIAL CHAPELS. INC.,1170 Rockville Pike. Rockville. Md. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to the Jewish Housing Council co SMJF, 850 McClintosh Rd., Sarasota, Fl, 34232. KENNETH O. HART Kenneth Hart, age 82, passed away in Banner Elk, NC on March 21, 1998. He was born in Creston, Iowa, November U, 1915 and moved with his parents, the late Henry O. and Wiiia Caldwell Hart, to West Palm Beach as an infant, attended schools here and graduated from Palm Beach High School as valedictorian in 1933. He attended Georgia Tech and Palm Beach Junior College. He served in World War D with the Army Corp of Engineers. He was plant manager for Rinker Materials In Lake Worth and later employed by Burnup Sims. He began a career in surveying with Karl Riddle, became a Professional Land Surveyor and Mapper and started his own company, Triangle Land Surveying in 1977. He was a member of Florida Mapping Surveying, the Florida Society of Surveyors and Mappers, the Florida Land Surveyors' Council and the Gold Coast Land Surveyors' Council. He was lifetime member of Kiwanis International. r He Is survived by his wife, Mavorette Riddle Hart, of West Palm Beach and Boone, NC; his son, Douglas Hart, of West Palm Beach; his daughter, M arris Hoffman of Boone, NC, and four grand daughters He was preceded in death by his daughter, Melanie Whitehead. IRENE F. LA ROCK 7 of Delray Beach passed away on Sunday March 22. 1998. She Is survived by a son Dana K. LaRork of Delray Beach, a daughter Tracy L. LaRock of Delray Beach. 2 brothers James L. Fenner of Elkhart, IN an) Gary E. Fenner of Delray Beach and a granddaughter Ashley. Funeral services private. LORNE SONS FUNERAL HOME, Delray Beach In charge of arrangements. GRACE L. LIMES Age 93. formerly of Beau moot. California, passed March 23, 1998. She k survived by her daughter, Anita Jane Wallin, and her husband, Philip M., grandson. Harry J. Gribbin. and his wile, Linda B. ; great grandson, Stephen J. and Daniel W Gribbin. Mrs. Limes graduated from the Woman's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA. and became a registered aurae la 127 She lived roost of her hie in California and was employed i various hospitala throughout the stale. She has resided la Florida for over U jrra. In Hen of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Assoriattoa would be appreciated. There will be no fuaeral services. DORSEY FUNERAL HOME J5S SOLTH CONGRESS AVENUE LAKE WORTH. FLORIDA 32M61 PASTOR WILLIAM E PARSONS 71 of tviray Beach passed away oa Sunday. March 22. 19. He at survived by Ms wnV Vb-ftnia. a m William E Parsoea. Jr of Ohio and a daughter and aoa-ia-law Nanry and Russell Oendenia of TN; I ars-rWuldrea Joy Philip Oeadenia and Joshua Parsons; I brothers and 4 smuts Pastor Parma was preoreSMedby km paronn William Hasan IMi Parsons of Dei-ray Brack Boca Raton. it can an TWsrtsT. March X .MM from t SWM to 7 JOPH with a J funeral service at the DHray Primmw Bapta Church 1717 NE 2nd Ave . Drtrnr Brack Inwrmml will he and at ( Jaso at a later dale la bra of Onwrrs eontrtnmwns may he m to the ckarch LORNE SONS FVKUUa. HOME. Drtray Brack at ekarge of EMMA E. PERDUE as at. a ianat af Untana. FL. atnrr l mntiag trass CoMmftas. GA. darn Sua-. Marrk O. 1 She was a mired mmtmim after over rrs of etneurmrat wit AfKhrmy s is n she wan srlrrtrd vmaa of the Yer by rVwal Pomnana 1W". AH A Mrs Perdue was iunnd by Huanaad, ikMvlwa nHude 9am Jack tHarharal si Psun fwl FL. nnitHT itmm iFnsai Srarfe lmaaa. FL GrwwlrnildrTa. U Grral UraaOrtuim. and 2 Great-Unal Grmaorkudriia iiii srrvn nB ar art 11 at . Thu-a. t its t PAJJS P A.v vv I (1aI PARK. r VtJIAJ. Ml iMF a OMVTfW Jat Blvd . l-amena FL, rifc n R. David Inaity Oar-a sail afrransa PSff . ... ... Why do I Support March of Dimes WalkAmerica? Because I know the importance of getting results. And the March of Dimes does just that.lt has a 60-year track record of success in funding breakthroughs for babies-like the polio vaccine, surfactant therapy and intensive care nurseries, just to name a few.By participating in WalkAmerica, we can all join the March of Dimes successful fight to 'save babies' lives. By Tim O'Meilia Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Philanthropist and international commodities trader KB. Weissman, honored in recent years by the Anti-Defamation League and the American Technion Society, died of cancer ; Tuesday in Harrison, N.Y. ! He was 91. A winter resident of Palm Beach since 1950, Mr. Weismann and his wife, Edna, have made major gifts for New York University, the K.B. Weismann Institute for the Physical Sciences at the Weismann Institute in Israel and i to a substance abuse center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. - . The couple has long support-ed Technion, the Israeli universi- - ty of science and technology, and a street on the campus is named ' for them. They were named honorary fellows by the American See you at WalkAmerica in Boca Raton & West Palm Beach Saturday, April 25th For more information, call the March of Dimes at (561) 276-2001 SBW 1 i ClbNA HealthCarr ti O fMttJna E Cecil Brenner, 79, developed method for testing tire safety IPMUME SAVINGS 5.1APY WITH $1,000 BALANCE 5.53APY WITH $50,000 BALANCE IST0 PENALITY FOR WITHDRAWAL A great way to park your money at a great rate! Open a Prime Savings Account anl we'll donate $10 to The Florida Wildlife Federation! Monthly .Ut.-m.-nt ilh activity. l limite.l riVHit ami withdrawal, at Bank C-nt.m. 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MacGregor, reporter Greg MacGregor, a foreign correspondent who reported on the Korean War as well as economic and political developments in Southeast Asia during a 1 7-year career at The Sew York Times, died on Sunday in Pompano Beach. He was 85. The cause of death was can- 1 I: . 1 tw n nnui ivr, tf, .h .W i -n. -- "' J-- "" " ,W Kl (w M .W 1'rnw H I- r ... al ' f h ' ' 4 ' "TlT i T . ZTZZ tW-A 111 Twr4 .! . - - ''- ' - W IV ... i n ! ) w H..I. t..U r,rt K ..I a l l Ik. -fW au, a. kr,.. - lUUHiK I h. ' ., tfc. f - - - I I i

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