Florida Today from Cocoa, Florida on March 27, 1991 · Page 20
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Cocoa, Florida
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Wednesday, March 27, 1991
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Realtor and ByRadonnaFiorini FLORIDA TODAY - It was a child's dream day at school, complete with mud and Sunshine. And it helped further a grownup's dream. m Two classes of second-grade students at Titusville's Coquina Elementary School spent part of Tuesday planting 20 pine seedlings Bonated by Greg Harrison, a Realtor who wants to see 1,000 trees planted in North Brevard. Harrison's son, Josh, and 36 of Josh's schoolmates in Sandy Fike's and Bonnie Fitzgerald's classes helped dig the holes, run the hose and plant the saplings in a fenced-in . area at the Knox McRae Drive school. Harrison bought the trees from the VS. Division of Forestry and is giving them away, 10 at a time, to anyone who promises to plant and care for them. "I'm just an individual trying to save the world," Harrison said. Planting trees is a win-win situation. It makes the place more beautiful, benefits the environment and attracts nice people." The Hibiscus Circle of the Titus-ville Garden Club is encouraging its members to distribute and plant the trees, said member Doris Porter, r Several members are hoping to : establish the tiny trees in large cans or pots and distribute them on Arbor Day in January. Oak Park Elementary School has taken 50 trees, and some will be planted at a Catholic school in Pensacola, Porter said. Harrison has about 520 trees left and is eager to get them in the ground, he said. He can be reached at 267-0980. House panel By Marilyn Meyer and John A. Nagy FLORIDA TODAY - TALLAHASSEE Brevard County would get a new memory disorder clinic but no money to operate it under a bill approved by a House panel Tuesday. The House Health and Rehabilitative Services Committee voted Unanimously to create a sixth Florida clinic to study Alzheimer's disease and treat its victims. Alzheimer's, the fourth-leading Cause of death by disease in the United States, is an irreversible brain disorder that leads to loss of .cognitive skills and the ability to tcare for oneself. I State statistics show that 2,300 and 5,100 people in Brevard suffer from Alzheimer's disease or memory disorders. In Central Florida, more than 14,000 are affected. i Soviets visit dismantled Cape missile site IBy George White 'FLORIDA TODAY A Soviet inspection team Tues-jday toured Cape Canaveral Air kForce Station as part of an Interme-rdiate Nuclear Forces Treaty provision confirming the elimination of jPershing II missiles, Air Force "Officials said. The following is a daily report, com-' "p iled March 26, from communities in ' -Brevard and Indian River counties. a BAREFOOT BAY i f Blood-pressure check: A free blood-.pressure screening clinic staffed by 'registered nurses will be held today for Residents. Clinic: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Building C. CAPE CANAVERAL Cod amendment: The City Council fias approved an amendment that describes the size and materials allowed for - political signs. For more information, call 783-1100. COCOA 1 Environmental week: Mayor Lester Campbell has proclaimed Sunday through April 6 "Keep Brevard Beautiful Week" and April 6 as "Trash Bash Day." "'Every citizen should contribute to keeping our environment clean and healthful toy working together to preserve clean air, jjlresh water and the natural beauty of our surroundings," the proclamation reads. COCOA BEACH Beach Fest: The City Commission has agreed to waive parking fees at Shepard jPark on May 18-19 during Beach Fest 1991, sponsored by the Cocoa Beach Chamber of Commerce. Lori Wilson Park Iso will be used for parking, and a Ihuttle bus will be provided to the festivities. JNDIALANTIC I ACROSS i THE SPACE COAST Egg hunt The Easter Bunny will be at prlando Park on Orlando Avenue at 10 i.m. Saturday for an Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Board. Indialantic children ages 2 through 8 are invited to participate. INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH V flower committee: the committee for friends plant for future vrr, '-mm xr7yA 4 j CS" ' Michael R. Brown, FLORIDA TODAY JOSH HARRISON, right, and Brett Sanders, both 7, plant a pine seedling Tuesday at Coquina Elementary School in Titusville. Greg Harrison, center, donated 20 seedlings for two of the school's second-grade classes to plant. OKs Alzheimer's clinic The House bill, and a similar one in the Senate, would allow the Claude Pepper Institute for Aging and Therapeutic Research at Florida Institute of Technology and Melbourne's Holmes Regional Medical Center to establish a memory clinic similar to five others operating through Florida medical colleges and teaching hospitals. The Joint Memory Disorders Clinic would serve East Central Florida, diagnosing, treating and researching Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. The bills also would expand from three to six the number of model day-care programs operated in conjunction with the clinics. Although legislators like the idea of a Brevard clinic, they balked at giving it any money this year because of the state's tight budget. Frank Kinney, executive direc The Soviet team arrived at Patrick Air Force Base at 2:30 p.m. to inspect abandoned Pershing facilities as provided for in the treaty. Team members are allowed to inspect Complex 16, where U.S. Army Pershing II missiles formerly were test-launched; Area 59, where the missiles were prepared for the In-Har-Bee Garden Club Standard Flower Show meets at 9:30 a.m. today at the Community Services Complex to discuss preparations for the April 13 show. For more information, call Carmen Shrum, 773-1610. MALABAR Council workshop: The Town Council meets Thursday to work on permit fees for roads and ponds and to review the proposed comprehensive fire code and open-burning ordinances drafted by the fire inspector. Meeting: 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 2725 Malabar Road. MELBOURNE Donations needed: The Harbor City Volunteer Ambulance Squad is conducting its annual drive to pay for one fully equipped ambulance or fuel all 18 ambulances for one year. For more information, call Mary Landfried at 723-8480. MELBOURNE BEACH Clean beaches: Businesses and organizations are needed to sponsor their own teams of volunteers for Keep Brevard Beautiful's new Adopt-a-Shore program. The program is designed to organize regular, ongoing cleanup of beach and waterfront property. For more information, call the KBB main office at 639-0666. MERRITT ISLAND Budget talks: A special meeting of the Redevelopment Agency will be held Thursday to approve the new budget format. Meeting: 4:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park on South Sykes Creeks Parkway. PALM BAY Kids' programs: No children's programs will be held at the Public Library this week. Programs will resume Monday. For more information, call 952-4519. PATRICK AFB Bunny hop: A picnic and Easter egg hunt is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday in the Survival Area. Base personnel are invited to celebrate Easter, find eggs, run races and eat lunch. Call 494-4907 to make reservations for this free event. PORT ST. JOHN Library program: Dr. Kiran Modi will tor of the Technological Research and Development Authority in Melbourne, expected that situation. "This will in no way stop us from securing federal and private support," Kinney said. "This year, we can put the program in place and secure funding next year. The clinic's projected cost is $189,058. Rep. Irlo "Bud" Branson, D-Kis-simmee, and Sen. Patsy Kurth, D- Malabar, are sponsoring the bills. The local memory disorder clin ic would be a combined effort by Holmes, FIT'S School of Psycholo gy, the FIT and Holmes Joint Center for Therapy and Biomedical Research, Melbourne Neurologic, the Pepper Institute, the Easter Seal Center and the Brevard County Alzheimer s Association. Legislature, 4B. launch; and the access road. The trip marked the third such inspection at the Cape since the 1988 Soviet-U.S. arms accord that called for the elimination of intermediate- range nuclear missiles, officials said. Under the treaty, all nuclear missiles with a range of 300 to 3,400 miles are to be eliminated by June 1 speak at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Public Library, 6500 Carole Ave., on preventing coronary artery disease. For more infor mation, call 633-1867. ROCKLEDGE Rescheduled meeting: The regularly scheduled April 3 City Council meeting has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 4 at City Hall, 1600 Huntington Lane. Sever al council members are attending the Florida League of Cities Legislative Day in Tallahassee and cannot be present on the regular meeting date. An agenda has not yet been set. SATELLITE BEACH Library business: The Public Library board of directors meets April 9 at the Civic Center on Cassia Boulevard. The Friends of the Library will hold a book sale to raise money for library equipment from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13 at the Civic Center. SEBASTIAN Blood donations: The bloodmobile from Holmes Regional Medical Center Blood Bank will be at the Humana Hospital Sebastian from 1 to 4 p.m Tuesday. The bank provides blood for Holmes Medical Center, Humana Hospi tal Sebastian, the Melbourne Kidney Center and Sea Pines Rehabilitation Center. TITUSVILLE Ordlnanca change: The Planning Agency will consider deleting the ban on the storage, use and disposal of hypergol-ic fuels and imposing regulations on the production, storage, use and disposal of all hydrazine fuels. Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall Council Chambers, 555 S. Washington Ave. WEST MELBOURNE Building permits: The Building Department issued 22 permits and collected $2,783 in fees in February for improvements to commercial property valued at $173,663. The largest permit was to clear land for the Olive Garden restaurant at 2508 W. New Haven Ave. Mike Bailey, Jim Banke, Veronica N. Byrd, Elliott Jones, Radonna Fiorini, George Mercedes, Marilyn Meyer, Ann Mittman, Marisa J. Porto, Cheryl L. Reed and Georcfb White. OBITUARIES Compiled March 26 by Lou Simpson LLOYD BORZELL WEST MELBOURNE Llovd G. Borzell, 66, a retired telephone repairman, died Sunday, March 24, at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne. Borzell was bom in Philadelphia. He came to Brevard County five years ago from Linwood, NJ. He was an employee of New Jersey Bell and worked for the company in Atlantic City for 40 years retiring in 1985. He was a Methodist A World War II veteran, Mr. Borzell served in the Army. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2389 in Pleasant-ville, NJ., and the Disabled American Veterans Post 146 of Melbourne. He was a member of the New Jersey Telephone Pioneers, the Pleasant- ville Yacht Club and the Loyal Order of Moose in Palm Bay. Survivors include his wife, Betty Borzell of West Melbourne; daughter, Linda Fraser of Sewell, NJ.; father, George Borzell of Palm Bay; and two grandsons. No calling hours or services are scheduled. Burial will be in Sewell, N J. South Brevard Funeral Home in Melbourne is in charge of arrangements. CHARLES COWAN VERO BEACH Charles T. Cowan, 82, a former educator, died Monday, March 25, at Indian River Estates Medical Center in Vera Beach. Bora in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Cowan came to Indian River County 19 years ago from Chappaqua, N.Y. He was the superintendent of schools for North Port on Long Island, N.Y., for 10 years and was retired from the Chappaqua School District He was a member of Dodger Pines and the Elks Club, both in Vera Beach, and the Rotary Club of New York. Survivors include his wife, Iris Cowan of Vera Beach; son, Charles Cowan of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; and two grandchildren. No calling hours or services are scheduled. Cox-Gifford Funeral Home in Vera Beach is in charge of arrangements. CHARLES DIENES MELBOURNE BEACH Charles John Dienes, 80, a retired steel worker, died Sunday, March 24, at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne. Mr. Dienes was born in Sagamore, Pa. He came to Brevard County two years ago from Eustis. He was retired from Bethelem Steel in Chicago after 20 years of service. Mr. Dienes was Catholic. Survivors include his daughter, June Bertsch of Melbourne; stepson, Henry Pach of St. Petersburg; brothers, Steve Dienes of Du Quoin, 111., Mike Dienes of Homer City, Pa., and Frank Dienes of Lynwood, 111.; sisters, Margaret Howard of Merrio-nette Park, 111., and Helen Bruzga of Calumet City, 111.; and four grandchildren. No calling hours are scheduled. Services are private. South Brevard Funeral Home in Melbourne is in charge of arrangements. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Space Coast Region, 874 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne, 32901. BLANCH FRANCIS COCOA BEACH Blanch Loret-ta Francis, 81, a retired handle maker, died Tuesday, March 26, at Cape Canaveral Hospital. Mrs. Francis was a Brevard County resident for 16 years coming from Akron, Ohio. She was Baptist Survivors include her husband, Murry Francis of Cocoa Beach; and niece, Louisa Francis-Boring of Cocoa Beach. No calling hours are scheduled. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home in Rockledge. FRANK MISCO Sr. MELBOURNE Frank J. Misco Sr., 80, a retired welder, died Tuesday, March 26, at West Melbourne Health Care Center. A native of Italy, Mr. Misco came to Brevard County 12 years ago from Media, Pa. He worked for the Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. in Chester, Pa, before retiring in 1975 after 32 years. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Melbourne and a former member of the Sons of Italy in Chester. Survivors include his wife, Con- IN MEM0RIAM In Loving Memory Of My Friend For 2 Years MABEL HAMBLETON Of Cocoa, who left suddenly, March 27, 1984, the result of a car accident in Austin, Texas. Sadly Missed By, Sheelagh Johnson ofiCocoa Beach FLORIDA TODAY, Wednesday, March 27, 1991 getta Misco of Melbourne; daughter, Ann Catone of Brookhaven, Pa.; sons, Anthony Misco of Melbourne and Frank Misco Jr. of Aston, Pa; brothers, Demmie Misco of Beckley, W.Va., Mike Misco and Pat Misco, both of Melbourne; sisters, Mary Ballangee of Melbourne, Janet Barbara and Eloise Barbara, both of Beckley; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Calling hours are 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday with services following at South Brevard Funeral Home in Melbourne. Donations may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Building Fund, 1626 Oak St, Melbourne, 32901. HENRY REED MERRITT ISLAND Henry Stanley Reed, 82, a retired carpenter, died Monday, March 25, at home. Mr. Reed was born in Bear Lake, Mich. He came to Brevard County in 1959 from Flint Mich. He was a resident of Merritt Island for five years moving from Melbourne. He was a United Methodist and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1406 in Melbourne Village and Carpenter's Union 1765 in Orlando. Survivors include his wife, Ber-netta Reed of Merritt Island; sons, Donald Reed of Cocoa and Keith Reed of Melbourne; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Calling hours are 1 to 2 p.m., with services following, Thursday at Davis Funeral Home in Melbourne. Burial, to be announced, will be in Eau Gallie Cemetery. Donations may be made to Harbor City Ambulance Squad, 1131 S. Hickory Street Melbourne, 32901. JAMES RICHARDS MIMS James Charles Richards, 53, a machinist died Sunday, March 24, at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Born in Ypsilanti, Mich., Mr. Richards came to Brevard County 16 years ago from Ann Arbor, Mich. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Titusville and Indian River Lodge 90 FA&M. He was an employee of Boeing in Titusville. Survivors include his daughters, Michelle Suggs of Titusville and Lori Richards of Pinckney, Mich.; sons, Michael Richards of Titusville and James Richards of Pinellas Park; and three grandchildren. No calling hours are scheduled. Private services will be handled by North Brevard Funeral Home in Titusville. MARY THOMPSON COCOA Mary Lou Thompson, 77, a homemaker, died Tuesday, March 26, at Florida South Hospital in Orlando. A native of Key West Mrs. Thompson was a resident of Dayto-na Beach for 34 years before moving to Brevard County three years ago. Survivors include her husband, Roy Thompson of Cocoa; sons, Gary Thompson of Cocoa, Burton Thompson and Barry Thompson, both of Port Orange; brother, Wilber Davis of Valdosta; and nine grandchildren. No calling hours or services are scheduled. Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home in Rockledge is in charge of arrangements. CHARLOTTE WHITE ROCKLEDGE Charlotte T. White, 58, a former office manager, died Saturday, March 23, at Wues-thoff Hospital in Rockledge. Born in Newberry, Mrs. White came to Brevard County in 1959 from Lakeland. She was a 31-year employee of Dr. Ettinger's in Rockledge. She was Baptist Survivors include her husband, Bill White of Rockledge; mother, Alice Thomas of Lakeland; sisters, Joyce Bell of DeLand, Jean Myers of Pueblo, Colo.; Evelyn McAnally and Irene Enderton, both of Lakeland. Services and entombment took place at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Leesburg. Arrangements were handled by Page-Theus Funeral Home in Leesburg. DOROTHY ZEH VERO BEACH Dorothy M. Zeh, 80, a retired nurse, died Thursday, March 21, at Indian River Memorial Hospital in Vero Beach. Mrs. Zeh was bora in Wayland, N.Y. She came to Indian River IN MEM0RIAM In Loving Memory Of EARL STANLEY McNEIL February 18, 1957 March 27, 1981 Ten Years Ago, So Young And Full Of Love, Cod Called Earl Away. To Us You Still Are Special, And We Miss You More Each Day. You Had To Leave Us, But You Didn't Go Alone, For A Part Of Us Went With You, The Day Cod Called You Home. Your Loving Mother, Johnnie Mae McNeH and Sisters 3E County 13 years ago from Grand Island, N.Y. She was a registered nurse for the State of New York. Shi was a member of St John of the Cross Catholic Church in Vera Beach, the American Nurses Association of New York and the Senior Citizens and Women's Club of St Helen's Catholic Church in Verb" Beach. ' Survivors include her brothers, Francis Monohan of Painted Post, N.Y., Donald Monohan of Dansville; N.Y., and Gerald Monohan of Way land, N.Y4 sisters, Gertrude Morsch of Port St Lucie, Joyce Clement of Honeoye Falls, N.Y., Evelyn Greik nan and Patricia Cooley, both of Corning, N.Y. No calling hours or services are scheduled. Cox-Gifford Funeral Home in Vero Beach is in charge of arrangements. ;. Donations may be made to St John of the Cross Catholic Church Rectory, 950 82nd Ave., Vero Beach 32966, or the Volunteer Ambulance Service, 1729 17th Ave., Vero Beach, 32960. DEATH NOTICE ISABEL C. VANCE A memorial service will be held for Professor Isabel C. Vance, Ed, D. MT (ASCP), age 56, of 4S27 Coquina Ridge Dr., Melbourne, Florida, will be " held at 4 p.m. at St. Mark's ' r-r Episcopal Church in Cocoa on ', ' Good Friday, March 29, 1991. Reverend Melvin Bridge will ". officiate. Dr. Isabel Vance succumbed last January to the effects of a s long bout with cancer. Dr. - ' Vance was born in Canada, l' became an American citizen v and moved to the Melbourne ,,, area in 197 from Miami, Florida. She was employed for 18 years by Brevard Community College (BCC) as a Professor and Program Coordinator of the Medical Lab Technology (MLT) curriculum. She also' t helped in the statewide-MLT curriculum development programs as well as operated a superior NAACLS accredited' MLT curriculum at BCC. Isabel was certified as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist by the National Certification Agency for medical laboratory personnel. She was a registered ' and active member of the American Society or Clinical ,,1 Pathologists (ASCP) and partic- .y. ipated in several national !-conferences. She was also a longtime and faithful member "j of the American Society o.,; Medical Technology (ASMT) ! and was a voting delegate to "' several national conventions as ,v well as international ASMT ' conventions. Isabel was an active member of the Brevard .r iidiitu uj tiler imtijtaii ljjuti- ation of University Women ' (AAUW). She was certified and ucensea nv rne .rare nr rinnaa , , 9c it rlinirni Ijthrtratrtrv ctirwr- . - 'J I visor and a member of the Medical Laooratory Aavisory Committee at BCC in Cocoa. '" She is survived by husband, John; son, Alfred Coffin; daughters, Joann Coffin of r. Nantucket, Massachusetts, Julie Snell of Oak Harhnr. Washington, Fay Hogan of Port Sr. John, Florida; brother, J.C. Aiken of Canada; sister, Elaine ' Piccinin of V mother, Elaine Adder . . . i Canada; and v .i 1.J..1 j -" o A permanent scholarship at ., BCC has been proposed by the-', family and BCC. The scholar-ship will be funded by interest ' earned from donated funds and matchino Grants from the State . of Florida (6040). This scholar- ship will be used for students - wishing to undertake the Medical Technology course at . BCC but would be unable to continue their higher educa- 1 tion without financial help. w t 9 I J I I - - I , isaDei naa long ieii ine neea for such a scholarship for the v. older student. These funds must be raised within four .. months to the $s,ooo level the state grant will match at this point and the scholarship will ' become a permanent yearly '. award. In lieu of flowers, those who may wish to honor Isabel may make contributions to the BCC Scholarship Fund in honor of -Br. Isabel Vance 40

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