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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 144

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v r v v vy v vy v 'jLtM. v -; 'rrr- 4B THE PALM BEACH POST SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 1998 S ; . f Area deaths Dm-.r. Marinria fi!v f)f PortSt. Top West Palm official resigns but he hopes all is forgiven 'He didn't keep as close an eye on some of the little things. I guarantee it won't happen again. ' NANCY GRAHAM West Palm Beach mayor 1 :, and her vision. And she can keep her executive assistant. After difficulties with two prior assistants, Graham hired Karen Wright, 47, a legal secretary at a downtown law firm. Paid $36,961 a year, Karen Wright is the mayor's liaison to neighborhood groups and city boards. Easygoing and energetic, she is well-liked and accessible, say those who deal with her. The Wrights and Graham concede theirs is an unusual situation but assert there's nothing illegal or wrong about it. "They both work for me," Graham said. Other married couples work for the city, but the Wrights' arrangement has resulted in some awkward circumstances. For instance, one of Mike's assistants usually approves Karen's travel expense reports. The couple also often travels and eats together at the city's expense in their roles as Graham's representatives. In January 1997, they went with Graham to President Clinton's inauguration. Overall, Mike Wright went on 22 trips in 1996 and 1997, at a cost of $11,155. Karen Wright went on 15 trips, almost all of them with Graham, at a cost of $7,447. The pair have also dined in the same group 24 times in the last two years, according to expense accounts. Saying that might be a "complication," Graham said she may suggest when they both eat while on city business, only one gets reimbursed. Staff writer Joel Engelhardt contributed to this story. Palm Beach County Attman, Harold, of Delray Beach. Riverside-Gordon Memorial Chapel, Delray Beach. Funeral in Pinelawn, N.Y. Anderson, Carl "Bert," 73, of Lantana. Palm Beach Memorial Park Funeral Home, Lantana. Funeral Monday. Baier, David A., 46, of West Palm Beach. Mizell-Faville-Zern Funeral Home, Southdale Chapel, West Palm Beach. Funeral Sunday. Bailey, Donald E. Jr., 42, of Lake Worth. Tillman Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Campbell, Iris, 76, of Delray Beach. Funeral Options Inc., Boynton Beach. Funeral in Ashland, Ky. Chatmon, Lillian, of West Palm Beach. Stevens Brothers Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Clyne, Warren, 76, of Boynton Beach. Dorsey Funeral Home, Lake Worth. Collier, Cola, of West Palm Beach. Coleman Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Funeral April 4. Cooper, Pearl, 81, of Lake Worth. Riverside-Gordon Memorial Chapel, West Palm Beach. Funeral in New York. Cross, Boise, 86, of Boynton Beach. Aaron Cremation, Laud-erhill. Funeral in Grosse Pointe, Mich. Finkel, Beatrice, 80, of Delray Beach. Beth Israel Memorial Chapel, Delray Beach. Funeral Sunday. Gambin, Joseph, 82, of Jupiter. All County Funeral Home. Goldstein, Rose, 86, of Delray Beach. Beth Israel Memorial Chapel, Delray Beach. Funeral Sunday. Hightower, Annie, 68, of West Palm Beach. Stevens Brothers Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Hobson, Richard Floyd, 66, of Royal Palm Beach. Palms West Funeral Home, Royal Palm Beach. K'rta, Mitchell, 39, of Hypoluxo. A Cremation Service of the Palm Beaches, Boynton Beach. Funeral Monday. Lannon, Sidney, 76, of West Palm Beach. Levitt Weinstein Memorial Chapel, West Palm Beach. Funeral Sunday. STEPHEN MICHAEL EBERSOLD Age 49 of Lantana, died Tuesday, March 24, 1998. Steve was born in Lake Worth and had been a life long area resident. He was well known In the landscape and nursery business for over 30 years, owning Ebersold Company Nursery. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Frances Ebersold, and an uncle, John Ebersold. Survivors Include his brother, Frank (Bud) and his wife, Gina of Delray Beacy; two nephews, Sean and his wife, Kim, of West Palm Beach, and Frank Ebersold HI of Chicago; his grandmother, Jenny Ebersold of Lantana; his companion, Vicki Cryan; his stepfather, Charles Geitner of West Palm Beach; two stepbrothers, Jon Geitner of Wellington and Karl Geitner of Orlando; and stepsister, Christy Davla of Royal Palm Beach: his uncles, Richard Ebersold of Jupiter, and Dave and Ernie Ebersold, both of Lantana; his aunt, Marie Force of Lantana; many cousins, and a host of friends who will all miss him very much. Memorial Services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 1998 at Babione-Slephenson Funeral Home, 1004 So Dixie Hwy., Lantana and immediately following friends and family are gathering at The Whistle Stop In Lantana. ROSE SCHWARTZ Rose Schwartz, 51. of Tamarac, Fla. passed away F'riday March 27, 1998. Ms. Schwartz is survived by her loving children Kenneth and Scott; dear sister of Stephen. Ronald (Anne) and David (Holly); beloved aunt of Jessica (Richard), Emily. Samantha and Jordan; adored friend of many many. Funeral Services will he held Sunday. March 30. 1998 1:00 PM at LEVITT WEINSTEIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 8135 West MCNAB Road. Tamarac, F1-S54-TJ1-2500 In lieu of flowers donations can be made tn Rose's name to the American Heart Association. Loriol, Rose Marie, 36, of Loxahatchee. Funeral Options Inc., Boynton Beach. Funeral in Bayshore, N.Y. Manshel, Hannah J., 76, of Palm Beach. Stanetsky Memorial Chapels, Brookline, Mass. Mellow, Ralph, 71, of Boca Raton. Beth Israel Memorial Chapel, Delray Beach. Funeral Sunday. Miles, Eddie, of Riviera Beach. Coleman Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Funeral Wednesday. Mitchell, Ophelia, of Riviera Beach. Coleman Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Funeral April 4. Mounts, Juan'rta T., of West Palm Beach. Quattlebaum-Holleman-Burse Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Pochoda, Pearl M., 84, of West Palm Beach. Levitt Weinstein Memorial Chapel, West Palm Beach. Sherman, Walter A., 78, of West Palm Beach. Northwood Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Funeral Mass Monday. Smith, Leonard S., 63, of Riviera Beach. Royal Palm Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Springfield, Joseph, 55, of West Palm Beach. Coleman Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Starer, Lee, 80, of Boynton Beach. Levitt Weinstein Memorial Chapel, West Palm Beach. Funeral Tuesday in Philadelphia. Ward, Robert, 40, of Boynton Beach. Scobee-Combs-Bowden Funeral Home, Boynton Beach. Wilds, Junior, 67, of West Palm Beach. E. Earl Smith and Son Funeral Home, Lake Worth. Funeral today. Martin County Knutsen, Rose, 77, of Stuart. All County Funeral Home, Treasure Coast Chapel. Funeral Monday. Zucca, Romelia N., 90, of Stuart. Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart. Funeral Mass today. St. Lucie County Brown, Morgan L., 49, of Fort Pierce. All County Funeral Home, Treasure Coast Chanel. Feigenbaum, Grace, 81, of Port St. Lucie. All County Funeral Home. Treasure Coast Chapel. Nikttas, Katherine, 79, of Fort Pierce. All County Funeral Home, Treasure Coast Chapel. C1.ASS1F1KD A memorial aeivn iu, r: . '" : Fleischer orglnally scheduled for March 29. 1998 has ,. I Mnllu nnrl HnrrV been rescneduiea to April at. bi h. Rapallo, 1701 s. r iagier, west raim dmiu, r CLARENCE KEHS SYNDER W W I Vet. succumbs Just weeks before his 103rd birthday. Born May 13, 1895, Clarence Kehs Snyder was a native of PA where he graduated from Buyer-town Area High School in 1913. He served in WW1 In the Ambulance Service. Returning from Europe in , , . ... r.i.i --A or-oriiiotivt (mm C eve- tl, ne niiK'lCTJ l r : j lana-Marsnau w" i - - "" .r. nv J. aree He was a practicing attorney until he retired at ii- ,i ...ui trt C tPI. In anend the tne age oi la. nr urai mu. , remainder of his years. He enjoyed living at home with his grand-niece, P.J. Henry and their 2 dogs. He also enjoyed reading, gardening, current events, history and the stock market He was greatly loved and will be sorely missed by all who were privileged enough to have known him. He is survived by his son William from OH and 3 grandchildren; Julie and Bill. Snyder (OH) and Laura Ebberbach (NY) . Also, nieces and nephews from PA and FL. He will be best remembered for his sense of humor, his wisdom and tor the joy he emitted. He was an inspiration to us all. He was greatly loved and will be sorely missed. We will always love you, "GRANDPA"! Services will be held Sun. 2:15pm at Calvary Chapel, 2900 Gateway Drive, Pompano Bch. Ph (954 ) 977-9673. cV sts w goarar 0-3 7 FUNERAL NOTICES Mike Wright sought Graham's forgiveness by returning a bonus and offering to resign. sibility as manager of day-to-day city affairs. "He didn't keep as close an eye on some of the little things," Graham said. "I guarantee it won't happen again." Wright, 47, has been a government worker for 27 years. He came to West Palm Beach from Clearwater, where he was city manager. In 1986, he resigned as Indian River County administrator, working next as the first city manager of Hot Springs, Ark. Some see Wright as unresponsive and even arrogant. His manners are gruff and he says he answers only to one person the mayor and others don't matter. He has been taking this approach with Graham's backing sinqe she hired him in 1994. Graham can't afford to lose a strong administrator because her administration faces major actions next month: Voters will cast ballots to decide the fate of Municipal Auditorium, and City Place will begin to take shape. Moreover, next year's mayoral race is getting under way. If she keeps Wright, Graham should be able to focus on politics U .hil . v JUANITA TILLMAN MOUNTS Juanlta Tillman Mounts passed away peacefully at her home In West Palm Beach, Fla. March 25, 19. She was bom In Pearson, !a. and attended (Jeoraia State Women's Colleee In Valdosta, Georgia. She and her hushand, Marvin "Red'' Mounta came to the Palm Beach area In the early 1920 s, when he became the Palm Beach County Aftent. Mr. Mounta was the Palm Beach County Agent for over 30 years during which time afrrleullure became the largest Industry In Florida. He died In 1970. Mrs Mounts was a founding force In establishing the Audubon Society of the Palm Beachea. She also served on the W P B. Library Board In the late 50 s 60's A waa a charter member of Chapter AA PEO. She Is survived by her sister, Mrs. O.C. Carruthers of Valdosta. Ga; her son. Judge Marvin Mounta, Jr., his wife, Polly, and her daughter, June McDonald of WPB, 5 grandsons, 7 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Private services will be held. Memorial gifts may be sent to the Mounts Botantlcal Gardens. Quattlebaum-Holleman-Burse Funeral Home Family Owned Operated DAVID A. BAIER David A. Baier, age 45, of West Palm Beach, died Thursday, March 26. 1!W and was a resident of the Palm beach area tor 28 years, coming from New York He was a member of International Brotherhood of Mag lean Ring 117. He Is survived by: his wife, Patricia Binning Baler- sons. Christopher Baler, Bakersfield, Calif., Christopher E. Hallison, West Palm Beach; daughter, Tricla Hallison Misrhler, Lake Worth; brother, August Baler, Tampa, Fla.; sister, Susan Woods. Hobe Sound, Fla.; granddaughter. Destiny Hallison, West Palm Beach, numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial Service win be held at 4 00 PM, on Sunday, March , 1938, at the MimX-FAVIU.E-ZERN SOUTHDALE CHAPEL, 4101 Parker Ave, West Palm Beach. FL. The family will receive friends from 1 00 PM tU time of service In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial contributions be made to the General Fund of the Good Samaritan Cancer Institute, 1309 N. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach, FL 33401, Attn.: Cindy Vanek. Lucie. Young & Prill Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie. Rost, Ruth Lenora, 88, of Port St. Lucie. Young & Prill Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie. Tebbe, Robert William, 68, of Port St. Lucie. All County Funeral Home, Treasure Coast Chapel. Funeral today. Okeechobee County Singleton, Mary E., 65, 'of Okeechobee. Buxton Funeral Home, Okeechobee. ' . : if CREMATORIUM CREMATION SERVICES CREMATION SERVICE OF THE PALM BCHE$: t i if rt.ii w rAuli V rwAMCnynDFOATFD ... ' CREMATION SERVICE IN SOUTH P.B. COUNTY : BOB KIRKPATRICK, OWNER RESIDENT OF PALM BCH CO SINCE 1957 WPBDELRAY 561-734-7409: " BOCA 561-998-0112 FLA. STATE LICENSE gKB0000155 NATIONAL CREMATION SOCIETY FLORIDA'S OLDEST AND LARGEST .-. 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S23.95PER MONTH , . CREMATION VISITATIONSERVICE $980. RENTAL CASKETS AVAIL . S39.95PER MONTH TRADITIONAL FUNERALBURIAL $980. CASKETS FROM $650. J55.95PER MONTH BURIAL OUT OF STATE $375. CASKETS FROM $650. FOR A FREE CONSUMER PROTECTION GUIDE & INFORMATION ' 1-800-443-5336 By Marcia Gelbart Palm Beach Post Staff Writer "; WEST PALM BEACH City Administrator Michael Wright vtrbrks by the philosophy "seek forgiveness, not permission." He looks beyond the red tape, fotusing on the when and not always the how. That approach, he says, makes risks easier to take, and jobs more likely to get done. It's why Mayor Nancy Graham chose him four years ago frpm a pool of 400 to help her rebuild the city. It also has led to his offer to quit his $111,770 job. admit one of my shortcomings is my bottom line attitude," he wrote Graham. "Often I sought forgiveness rather than asked permission." On Friday, Wright sought Graham's forgiveness by returning a $7,500 bonus she gave him and offering to resign. Graham could not be reached for comment Friday but said this feek she would reject his resignation. A city hall source said Friday that Wright still has his job. "I have to separate the fact that he has done so much and is a Valuable part of my team," Graham said Wednesday. : Keeping Wright means Graham may not lose another prized member of her team: Wright's wife, Karen, the mayor's executive assistant since August 1995. .'" By virtue of their positions, the Wrights hold tight control over access to Graham, at times rpaking it difficult for anyone to see the mayor without their approval. ' This week's tumult involving Mike Wright resulted from a March 13 investigative audit revealing his bonus was improper. Graham gave him the bonus Aug. 15 after he executed a plan to close an employee pension plan, reaping the city $27 million. The audit also found the city hid lax spending policies regarding, for instance, staff meals and gifts. Those are Wright's respon- CLASSIFIED : JAMES L. DAVIS ; (Junebug) 92937 32598 Leaving to chwfslt hte memories are hij devoted farmer spouse, Shirley Davta; children. Alexander Coley Lindella Coley, Gale Davia-Jackaon. Burnette Davta, Vernette Davia-Banka. Sharon Davla-Schofleld, Jmea Davla. Jr., and Wayne Lamar Davla. Z Funeral services will be held on Monday. March 30, 1998 at 11:00 am. Mt. Zioo Primitive Baptlat Church, 1425 th Street, West Palm Beach FL. Viewing will be held on Sunday. March 2, 1988 at ROYAL PALM FUNERAL HOME, 5601 Greenwood Avenue, Weil Palm Beach, from 2-3 PM. ADA (AUNT "E'l H. ELBERSON Paaaed away on March 20, 1998 after an extended lllhess at the age of 81. Born In Atlantic City, NJ ahe has been a realtlent tor 45-yeara in Florida. For the past 10 yean ahe haa been a realdent of Palm Gardens N lining Home. ' Survivor! Include elater. Ethel Sprague of West Palm Beach, FL; brothera, Paul and Warner Jeffrlea of Pennsylvania; nieces, Pat Jawdy, ?lnw Edwards, Nancy Forrester; nephews, Michael. John. David Jeffries devoted friend, Brenda Morgan, many grand-niecea, grand-nephews, and a boat of devoted friends ad caregivers. " A Memorial service will be held at ROYAL PAI.M FUNERAL HOME, 5601 Greenwood Avenue, WPB on Monday, March 30, 1998 at 4 00 p.m. Dona-Hons may be sent to the Children's Medical Services. "iKeenwood Avenue, WPB. 33407. ; SIDNEY LANNON - 7t of Weat Palm Beach. Fl and formerly of East Hartford, Cona., passed away on March 2t. 1998. " Mr Laimon wis the beloved husband of Efizaheth; loving father of Marilyn (Spencer) sdMller- dear brother of Rose (David) Geller; cherished grandfather of Sherl, Lori and Michael; adsred great grandfather of Marian. - Funeral aervicea will be held on Sunday, March a 1998 at 12 00 p.m. at LEVITT-WEINSTEIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 5411 Okeechobee Blvd.. West HUm Beach, to lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer s Association of Greater Palm Beach, 132S S. Congress Ave fMi. BoyntOB Beach, FL 134. - IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM W. YLVISAKER Billy died before I appreciated my iwn life enough to properly thank him for his 5 1Q56-1983 "IN MEMORIAM" Dennis Stephen Lalli Dec 26 1l8-Mar 28. 199 "(Vie Siitfet yy" I'orry tor Hcttrr foiion off w tiHitita to mif. . txo in loo ftilr to Aottyofi. ww, yon or f"- muiiy. ' no or uiihii. . eotr imf tor imiyitirtt fiimig toiitioiitifoiir Mftiir. rrnia iiww(ii l"" hear in. 'it rcx im alor.. '. II r i,imn t'Mi 'rr timuiif Jmim on IM Aroom Mr to iiwiMj irm inror i" atotiq tiriixio. Ilk timio fxntoaffo' " tityrfffr-( W . korrt i'if- ' -It. LURANA C. BOYNTON Passed away on March 25, 1998 due to natural causes. She was 91 years old and died peacefully. Lurana Is loving remembered by Iter three sons; Joshua Crane. Cameron Boynton, and Ralph Boynton and her nine grandchildren. Should anyone wish to express their condolences to Lurana survivors, they are welcome to call by telephone between the hours of 1PM to 5PM Sunday March 29 1998. The phone number Is 561 585MB73 in Lake Worth. JOSEPH GAMBIN Born July 14, 1910, passed away March 25, 1998. Graduated. Wagner '32, he played varsity baseball and football and semi-pro baseball In Station Island NY. Joe was letter carrier for 27 years In Station lsl., retiring in 1964. He moved to Jupiter in June 1970. He was a charter member of the Jupiter Elks Lodge 2469 He played tenor sax in many small combos at nightclubs and Elks Clubs In Station lsl. and Florida. Joe leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife Helen, son William and wife Nancy of Clark, New Jersey, and son Walter of New York City. Grandchildren Cheryl and Curtis. Great grandchild Amanda. Also, sister Marie Kramer. Boynton Beach and brother Guy LaGambina, Staten lsl. and brother In-Uw Charles Schaumburg of Tequesta, Florida. WALTER A. SHERMAN (A Grandpa to Many) Age 78, of West Palm Beach, passed away Friday morning March 27, 1998. A Veteran of Wwn, Walter was a Staff Sgt. with 1st Division. 16th Infantry Medical Battalion of Company B, serving at Normandy on D-Day. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart. Retired from the US Post Office, he waa an active member of St. John Fisher Catholic Church, WPB. He was predeceased by his father, Beecher Sherman and mother, Edith Hamm Sherman; brother, Avon D. Sherman: sister, Jean Hutchinson and step-mother, Esther Ginn Sherman. Survivors Include his loving wife of 50 years, Catherine Cyr Sherman; son, Avon Sherman, daughter, Beth (Mark) Walker: grandchildren, Janine and Ryan Walker: brother, Cecil (Lyna) Sherman; sister, Nola (Parker) Soper; uncle. Ray Sherman and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Friends msy call at the NORTHWOOD FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, 5608 Broadway, West Palm Beach, from 3 P.M. to 5 P M on Sunday. March 29th with a recitation of the Rosary at 4 30 P.M. A Mas of the Resurrection will be Celebrated at 10 30 . u.fv-h an ivst .t St John Fisher Catholic cnurcn. in ueu oi iiwms, urci who wish may offer memorials to St. John Fisher Catholic Church Building Fund. ll North Shore Dr., WPB. FL. 33407 in Walter's memory. NORTHWOOD FUNERAL HOME FAMILY F AMILY OWNED OPERATED m So fast, they're thinking of naming a sneaker after us.' c Try it on for IQ-day money-hoik NO. 430921 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Palm Beach County Workforce Development Board, Inc. (WDB) is soliciting proposals for pre-production, production and post production services of (1) to 10 minute Marketing Video, (1) 10 minute Orientation Video, (1) 10 minute EducationalDocumentary Video. (1) half hour Documentary, and (3) 30 seconds Public Service Announcements (PSA's). Project is scheduled to take two months beginning on or about April 30th, 1 998. Proposal packages may be picked up at the Palm Beach County Workforce Development Board, 600 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, Fl. 33401 between 9:00a.m. and 4:00p.m., Monday through Friday. Proposals must be received at PBC Workforce Development Board, 600 So. Dixie Highway. West Palm Beach, Fl. 33401 by April 20, 1998, 12:00 NOON, local time, without exception. PUBLISH 326. 327, & 328 With you get fast, reliable Internet connections, access to local information and everything else on the net. Still for onlv S19 95 a month, chargeable to your phone hill. And getting answers is also fast and reliable offers expert help available 24 tutors, 7 davs a week providing courteous. profcsMonal answers U all your questions. Sound good? We say. if the shoe fits, wear it: BellSouth net. i n n n call I W tttJr mtar - or go to BELLSOUTH' Nobody Iwwi a neighbor U o negbor" I Ajjft - A -M. A- jWLJll-fc-fB fc sfti-jn ills. I j.Jfr iL.lf A sssi m p, ,rf '

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