Jan. 26, 2004

Published: Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 9:48 p.m.

John Alan Bobkin

  • John Alan Bobkin of Gainesville died Saturday in Gainesville. He was 58.
    Mr. Bobkin was born in Boston and moved to Gainesville from Orlando in 1981. He graduated from Edgewater High School in Orlando and Rollins College with a bachelor's degree in police science. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam and Cuba. He was a sergeant with the Veterans Affairs Police Department in Gainesville.
    Survivors include sisters Carol Kaunzner and Sandra Barker.
    Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.

    Ross Delony

  • Ross Delony of Gainesville died Jan. 15 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 83.
    Mr. Delony was born in Abiton, Ala., and moved to Gainesville from Graceville in 1965. He was a retired teacher and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He earned his juris doctorate from the University of Alabama and was a practicing lawyer in Alabama. He was a foster parent at Littlewood Elementary. He was a founding member of the First National Press of New York.
    He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Gainesville.
    Survivors include caregivers and companions Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith of Gainesville; a brother, Dexter Delony of Gainesville; and his nephew and caregiver, John Delony of Gainesville.
    Arrangements by Moring Funeral Home in Melrose.

    Benjamin F. Greene

  • Benjamin F. Greene of Sarasota died Thursday in Sarasota after an extended illness. He was 87.
    Mr. Greene was born in Gainesville. He was a retired principal. He was a graduate of Lincoln High School in 1937 and received a bachelor's degree from Florida Memorial College. He also received a master's degree from Florida A&M University. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1944.
    He was a Baptist. Survivors include a daughter, Michelle Greene DeLancy of Sarasota; a son, Benjamin F. Greene of Memphis; and a brother, Frazier Greene of Gainesville.
    Arrangements by Chestnut Funeral Home.

    Ida Mae Hardee Harrell

  • Ida Mae Hardee Harrell of Alachua died Tuesday at her home after an extended illness. She was 84.
    Mrs. Harrell was a lifelong resident of Alachua County. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Alachua.
    Survivors include daughters Joe Ann Holder of Gainesville and Joyce Kuhl of Aiken, S.C.; a son, Billy Harrell of Gainesville; a brother, J. R. Hardee of Gainesville; a sister, Iris Holder of Santa Fe; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler.

    Idell E. Hopper

  • Idell E. Hopper of Ocala died Monday at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. She was 89.
    Mrs. Hopper was born in Chiefland and moved to Ocala from Chiefland in 1990. She was a retired department store sales clerk.
    She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church of Trenton.
    She was preceded in death by a son, Jim Overstreet.
    Survivors include sons Leo Delapa of Ocala, Ronald Overstreet of Lake City and Bill Delapa of Dallas; a daughter, Gwen Delapa of Ocala; a sister, Elizabeth Hamm of Houston; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Roberts Funeral Home in Ocala.

    Estelle Mildred Lenahan

  • Estelle Mildred Lenahan of Hawthorne died Tuesday in Palatka. She was 87.
    Mrs. Lenahan was born in Bridgeport, Conn., and moved to Hawthorne from Boston 30 years ago. She was a pantograph operator at a machine company.
    She was a Catholic. Survivors include a brother, Anthony G. Warnes of San Diego.
    Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.

    William David Medlock

  • William David Medlock of Gainesville died Tuesday in Gainesville. He was 68.
    Mr. Medlock was born in Marianna and moved to Gainesville from his hometown 50 years ago. He worked in housekeeping at the University of Florida. He enjoyed fishing and wrestling.
    He was a Protestant. Survivors include his cousin and caregiver, Shirley Morrow of Gainesville.
    Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.

    John Senkarik

  • John Senkarik of Lake Worth died Thursday at the J. Robert Lauer Hospice Care Center. He was 88.
    Mr. Senkarik was born in Charleroi, Pa., and had lived in Gainesville for eight years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
    Survivors include his wife, Vondale Tombert of Lantana; sons John M. Senkarik Jr. of Pensacola, Robert Senkarik of Naples and William Senkarik of Raleigh, N.C.; daughters Barbara Krause of Belleview, Wash., and Patricia Sassner of Gainesville; stepsons Gary Hutchinson, Kenneth Hutchinson and Lynn Hutchinson; stepdaughters Shirley Jackman, Nancy Taylor, Diane Hutchinson and Jill Zimmerman; a sister, Edna Southward of New Smyrna Beach; brothers Joe Senkarik of Marianna, Dan Senkarik of Lakeland and Eddie Senkarik of Sanford; 27 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by All County Funeral Home in Lake Worth.

    Jennifer Renee Wilds

  • Jennifer "Jenny" Renee Wilds of Elk Mountain, Wyo., died Jan. 18 at her home. She was 31.
    Ms. Wilds was born in Tucson, Ariz. She graduated from Santa Fe Community College with a degree in nursing. She worked as a licensed practical nurse at Valley View Rehabilitation Care Center in Saratoga, Wyo.
    Survivors include a daughter, Kayle Woods of Elk Mountain; a son, James Reese Woods of Elk Mountain; her mother and stepfather, Debbie and Marion McCartney of Elk Mountain; her father and stepmother, Randy and Sherry Woods of Branford; a brother, Brian Woods of Melrose; a stepsister, Kerrie McCartney of Yellowstone National Park, Mont.; and her grandparents, Virginia and Bob Kane of Indianapolis.
    Arrangements by Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home in Laramie, Wyo.
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