Obituaries

Michael Scott Kent, 50, of Oak Hill, a native of Falmouth, Mass., who retired from the Navy after 20 years of service, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009.

Cass Aylwin, 87, of New Smyrna Beach, a former registered nurse at Salem Hospital, Salem, Mass., died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009.

Robert Barnes, 41, born and raised in New Smyrna Beach, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009.

William R. "Red" Patterson, 73, of Edgewater, a retired mechanic who enjoyed fishing under the bridge with friends and spending time with his family, yard work and gardening, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009.

Helen G. Pleterski, 78, of Samsula, a rancher, a long time member of The Volusia County Fair and Youth Association, Volusia County Cattlewomen, Volusia County Cattlemen, and the SNPJ Lodge No.603 in Samsula, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009.

Victor J. Caudill, 73, of New Smyrna Beach, a self employed brick and block mason, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009.

Conrad Jusick, 83, of New Smyrna Beach, a retired banking executive, who received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburg,and an avid golfer for over 50 years, achieving two holes in one, died Thursday, October 8, 2009.

Richard Lee "Brodie" Chism, 57, of Edgewater, a mechanic for the New Smyrna Beach Utilities Commission, an avid motorcycle rider who enjoyed fishing, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009.

Robert E. Kircher, 78, of Edgewater, a member of the Souheast Volusia Republican Club, and a Manhattan native who loved the New York Giants and attended Super Bowls XXI and XXV, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009.

Lela P. Cape, 74, of New Smyrna Beach, owner and manager of Grizzle Mobile Home Park in Oakwood, Ga. for many years, and a member of Glencoe Baptist Church of New Smyrna Beach, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009.

James W. Bonneville, 88, of Edgewater, a former installer for Western Electric, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009.

Marcus Triantafellu, 15, of New Smyrna Beach, a native of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009.

Edgar Paul Sitler, II, 73, of Edgewater, a proposal business manager for Boeing Aerospace, who moved here with his family in 21 years ago from Oklahoma, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009.

James A. Flack Jr., 66, of Edgewater, a manager for Goss Inc., died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009.

Brandon Martin, 16, of New Smyrna Beach, survived by his mother, Francine Gilmore, his father, Delbert Martin; his grandparents: Melvin and Rosemary Brown, Nathaniel and Annie Kates; his great grandparents: Willie Fredrick, Dorothy Seymore, Jack and Gwen Tobler and Robert and Christine Hope; three brothers and four sisters, died Sunday, Sept, 27, 2009.

Evelyn Virginia Blakeslee, 87, of Edgewater, a member of the Coronado Community United Methodist Church in New Smyrna Beach, who loved the beach, died Oct. 1, 2009.

Queenie Davis, 84, of New Smyrna Beach, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009.

Jean Marroletti, 83, of New Smyrna Beach, who served in the U. S. Navy during World War II, a computer pioneer who supervised computer operations for the U. S. Government, and sang in the Orpheus Choir at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill., died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009.

SGM Kevin Richard Nirschl, USASF, Ret., 53, of Edgewater, died tragically in a motorcycle accident on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009.

Ruth Irene Orem, 78, of Edgewater, a native of Toronto, who worked as a legal assistant and retired to this area in 1988 from Detroit, and was a member of First Presbyterian Church and active with the Bert Fish Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet newspaper serving the Daytona Beach-New Smyrna Beach / Sanford-Orlando metropolitan region via HeadlineSurfer.com. Florida's first around-the-clock newspaper was launched April 7, 2008, in New Smyrna Beach, initially as NSBNews.net and VolusiaNews.net. Headline Surfer is a registered trademark of NSB News LLC. Headline Surfer® Publisher Henry Frederick, is recognized as one of Florida's top award-winning cops & courts reporters, who has received more awards for such coverage than any other reporter working in Central Florida. He's the top journalist in the Florida Press Club two years running with seven journalism awards for 15 breaking news and investigative stories, three blogs and top internet site. He's the only reporter to win awards for coverage of the Trayvon Martin slaying as well as the subsequent George Zimmerman murder trial acquittal in Sanford. He's also won state, regional and national journalism awards for his coverage of cops and courts fear 8 1/2 years at the Daytona Beach News-Journal, where he witnessed and reported on the execution of serial killer Aileen Wuornos and covered the civil trial brought by NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt's widow to keep his autopsy files sealed. Before that before he covered cops & courts for Gannett Suburban Newspapers / The Journal News in Westchester and Rockland counties in New York, where he won a highly-coveted Associated Press Award for breaking news. Before launching the 24/7 internet newspaper in 2008, he was an award-winning city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette, in his native Massachusetts for two years, winning a national investigative award on municipal corruption. The first of Frederick's three books, for which he has secured publishing rights, is called "Creepy Ass Cracker" (840 pages, Xlibris), which will hit bookstores in September. His second book, "Wrestling ReWind," is expected to be published in January 2015. The third book is not yet titled.
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