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Filiberto "Fele" Rivera Santiago

Filiberto Rivera Santiago of Sanford passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2016. He was 91.

Filiberto was born in Aibonito, Puerto Rico. He served proudly in the U.S. Army for 21 years, retiring as platoon sergeant (E-7) in 1968. He was a member of the 65th Infantry Regiment Borinqueneers, which was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. The 65th was the highest decorated outfit of the Korean War. After his military service, he served the State of New Jersey as a correction officer at the Midstate Correctional Facility and retired in September 1988 after 20 years.

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Charles "Chuckie" Edward Fischer

Charles Edward Fischer, 70, died August 5, 2016 in Nicholville, New York.

Chuck was a life long resident of Savannah, Georgia, but for many years has spent summers in Nicholville with his domestic partner Kelly O'Brien-Dickey.

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Michael Murphy

Michael E. Murphy (65) of Fort Pierce Florida, beloved husband and best friend of Linda (Zimmers) Murphy for 44 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved at the Treasure Coast Hospice on July 27, 2016.
Mike served in the United States Army and was a proud Vietnam Veteran. He worked as a lineman for First Energy in Youngstown and Toledo, Ohio. Mike and Linda moved to Fort Pierce, Florida after retirement in 2012. Mike was liked by everyone and touched the hearts of many. He is remembered for his sense of humor and kindness.

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Luther Eugene "Pete" Long

Admired by many, Luther "Pete" Eugene Long, of Sanford Florida passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 24, 2016 at the age of 83. Pete was born on August 1, 1932 in Meridian, Mississippi to Hunter and Ina Long. Following service to his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, Pete moved to Miami where he met his wife of nearly 60 years, Patricia. He spent over 40 years in Miami, where he lived, worked, raised a family, and attended the University of Miami. In 1986, after 32 years, Pete retired from the City of Miami as Assistant Director of Public Works.

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David Leo Liles

David Leo Liles, 63,of Casselberry, Florida, succumbed to cancer at The Hospice of the Comforter surrounded by his family on July 20, 2016.

David is survived by his wife Christy of 42 years, daughter Jennifer Liles (39), sons Joshua Liles (32), Jordan (29) (Lauren, 27) Liles, grandchildren Emma (9), Noah (7), Bella (5), Sawyer (2), Christopher (3 months), nieces, nephews, cousins and many family friends.

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Joseph Edward Hearn

Joseph E. Hearn, 95, passed away on July 6, 2016 in Lake Mary, Florida.

Joseph was born in Memphis, Tennessee on April 12, 1921 to Joseph and Minnie Lee Hearn. After finishing high school he joined the Air Force where he dutifully served for 32 years. Joseph achieved the rank of Full Colonel and during his time in the service received many awards including 2 purple hearts, 3 service awards and multiple other awards and achievements. Joseph served our Country in World War II as a Flying Tiger, the Korean War and also Vietnam.

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Bertha G. Kaiser

Bertha Garcia Kaiser passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016. A native of Tampa, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Rex Kaiser; parents, Manuel and Adalia Garcia; brothers, Rene Garcia and Manuel Garcia. She is survived by her brother, Robert F. Garcia, Sr. (Mary), and sisters, Zenaida Borrell and Adalia Davila; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and friends. Bertha retired from Sears, Roebuck & Company, as a credit manager. She greatly loved her family, friends, and animals, especially her cats. She enjoyed creating crafts of all kinds.

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Luis Sergio Vielma

Luis was born in Altamonte Springs, Florida on October 15, 1993. He lived with his family in Winter Springs until he was about 13. He attended Winter Springs schools through the 8th grade. When it was time to start high school, Luis and his family moved to Sanford, Florida where he attended Seminole High School. Luis was an excellent student and graduated with honors in the class of 2011. After high school, he attended Seminole State College from 2012 to 2014 and graduated with an Associate of Arts Degree.

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Mae Ridenour

Mae Ridenour, 73, of Piqua went to be with her Lord on Monday, May 4, 2015, at 7:59 a.m. at Hospice of Miami County Inpatient Unit, Troy. She was born on March 4, 1942, in Huntsville, Tenn., to the late Virgil and Versie (Burress) Cross. She married Tom Ridenour on June 10, 1977, in Piqua. He preceded her in death on March 22, 2003.

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Jacqueline R. Satterfield

Jacqueline R. Satterfield, 48, of Piqua, died Thursday, April 30, 2015 at her residence. She was born September 17, 1966 in Piqua to the late William E. and Patricia R. (Cruse) Drees.

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Philip John Saraf

Philip Saraf, well-known Savannah artist and chef, beloved brother, uncle, cousin, mentor and friend, passed away peacefully June 9, 2016, at Hospice House in Savannah, surrounded by family and friends. He was 86 years of age. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 o’clock Tuesday morning, June 14 in St. James Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances to Hospice Savannah – Post Office Box #13190, Savannah, Georgia 31416-0190 or St. James Catholic Church – 8412 Whitfield Avenue, Savannah, Georgia 31406-6198.

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Reynaldo Chaves De La Cruz

Reynaldo Chaves was born on July 3, 1935. His parents were Juan Francisco Chaves and Cándida De La Cruz. He had five brothers and sisters: Carlos, Laura, Andrea, Ada and María.

When he was a teen during the Korean War he was stationed in Korea and Japan. He was not a part of any battle, but he had lots of stories to tell about his stay there.

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