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Thomas R. “Tom” Stanford, 92, of North Port, FL passed away April 15, 2019 at Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans’ Home, Port Charlotte, FL.He was the fourth and last child born to Roy and Ora Stanford in East Cleveland, OH. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Vida Stanford of Euclid, OH and Betty Grant of Cleveland, FL, and one brother, David Stanford (Bonnie) of Key Largo, FL.Tom grew up and went to school in Euclid, OH. In World War II he was active in the Merchant Marines and U.S. Navy. After the war he was a civilian captain for twenty years with the Coast Guard, licensed to 100 ton in Florida and the Bahama Islands. He retired after 34 years with the Fort Lauderdale News as a printer and composing room foreman.In his life Tom enjoyed boating, deep sea fishing, skin diving, camping, motorcycling, bicycling, country western dancing and yes partying with friends. He belonged to the Eagles, Moose, American Legion, DAV, Charlotte Country Music Club and Harbor Cove Civic Assoc.Tom is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Denise Stanford; sons, Tim (Lissa Spalding) Stanford and Rev. Thomas (Nancy) Stanford of Ft. Lauderdale; granddaughters, Christina Beck (Chris), Jenna (Neal) Carroll of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; nephew, David Stanford II of Tallahassee, FL; niece, Cindy (Virgil) Glorioso of North Ft. Myers, FL; nephews, Jim Grant and Bill (Mary Beth) Grant of Cleveland, OH; four great grandchildren; step brother, Corwin Grant of Painesville, OH; stepdaughters, Michelle (Aaron) Lail of Newton, NC and Dawn (Chris) Harrington of Tega Cay, SC.Services are 2 PM, April 27, 2019, at Harbor Cove Clubhouse, 499 Imperial Drive, North Port, FL 34287.In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans’ Home Fund, 21281 Grayton Terrace, Port Charlotte FL 33954Interment will be at a later date at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Rd. 72, Sarasota, FL.
Surrounded by her family, Rosalind (Roz) Indig Amunategui, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2019, due to Stage 4 Cancer. Born February 25, 1940, in The Bronx, New York, to Sidney and Beatrice Indig. Roz grew up in Jamaica Estates, New York, and graduated Jamaica High School. She went on to be a successful Real Estate agent for 40 years. Her many hobbies included Roller Blading, Hand Ball and Mah Jong. Roz was an accomplished Tennis player and received many awards and honors including reaching the Nationals in California at the age of 70. Roz served the City of Hallandale Beach on the Parks and Recreation Department, touching many children’s lives.Roz lived her life with a forgiving heart and she was always there when you needed her. Roz is survived by her much beloved four children and their families; Dr. Joseph (Kimberly) Amunategui, (Alexandria, Joseph, Rocco and Victoria); Dr. Andrew (Lee Ann) Amunategui, (Andrew, Nicolas and Matthew); Stacey (Lonny) Reiter; and Michael (Angelika) Amunategui, (Angelica and Michael). Roz also leaves behind sisters, Sandra Indig, and Toby (Gary) Indig Kronick and Goddaughter, Stephanie (Douglas) Comings (Alyssa and Jessica); nieces and nephews. She was devoted to her family and will be greatly missed by them and the friends whose lives she touched.Please join us in celebrating the life of Roz Amunategui on Sunday, April 28th at Forest Lawn South, 2401 Davie Road, Davie, Florida 33317 (954-792-9360, forestlawnsouth.com). Visitation will be 10 to 11 AM, Services 11 AM. Following Services there will be a Celebration of Life.
Donald F. Powell, age 84, passed away quietly at his home on April 26, 2019. He was born in the Bronx, NY, married, ended service in the Air Force, parented four children, and then graduated from Florida State University with a degree in accounting. After getting his CPA and doing a stint as an agent with the IRS, he opened his own accounting practice in Hollywood, FL, which he later merged with a North Miami Beach firm. After twenty-four years with Hixson, Marin, Powell and Desanctis, he became a sole practitioner. His area of expertise was taxation and management of an accounting practice. Don gave seminars on these subjects for the American Institute of CPAs and the Florida Institute of CPAs. He was president of the Gold Coast Chapter of CPAs and chaired its MAP monthly meetings for more than a dozen years. He served as treasurer of the Board of Directors of his condo tower association and its community association for sixteen years. Don was an avid reader, traveler, bridge player, and classical music aficionado. He was a true gentleman whose warmth, wit and wisdom will be deeply missed by all who knew him but especially by his loving wife of forty-three years, Irene, and their daughter Jolie Gonzalez (Misael) and grandsons Joshua, Ethan and Zachary Gonzalez, as well as the children of his first marriage, Steven (Sandy) Powell, Wendy Powell and Rob Powell. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Parkenson.org.