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Miscellaneous Palm Beach County, Florida Obituaries
Joseph Ricardel
Joseph Ricardel of Palm Beach, a composer, musician and band leader, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, at his home. He was 90. Mr. Ricardel was born Oct. 18, 1911, in New York City. He was a long-time member of the American Society of Composers and Publishers and received a Citation of Achievement from Broadcast Music Inc. for his 1941 hit, The Wise Old Owl. He wrote Frim Fram Sauce recorded by Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong and Carmen McCrae. He also composed songs about Palm Beach, including Palm Beach Woman and Zip 33480. His song, The Brooklyn Dodgers Jump, was featured in the Ken Burns baseball documentary television series. During his career, Mr. Ricardel and his orchestra performed at hotels and resorts across the country and were featured on radio broadcasts, including the Arthur Godfrey Show. He was also know for his violin, piano, saxophone, trumpet and clarinet work. Actress Arlene Dahl remarked, "He was a real musical genius. He could play Verdi on the violin and mix it with Frim Fram Sauce." While in New York, Mr. Ricardel performed at the Waldorf Astoria and was musical conductor of the Cotillion Room at the Pierre Hotel and conducted musical comedy versions of current Broadway shows. He also introduced the Cotillion Strings of strolling violinists. He played clubs in Palm Beach, including the Poinciana Club from 1972 until it closed in 1993. Mr. Ricardel is survived by his wife, Andrea, of 47 years; two sons and their wives, Vincent and Mira Ricardel of Washington D.C., and Adam and Laura Ricardel of Palm Beach Gardens; and three grandchildren, Alexandra, Spencer and John. Mr. Ricardel's sister, Molly Ricardel, died about 20 years ago. She was a Broadway playwright and actress. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Edward's Catholic Church, 144 N. County Road. All-County Funeral Home of Lake Worth is handling arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Community Care Association, 800 North Point Parkway, Suite 101B, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

Dr. Samuel Reback
Dr. Samuel Reback, 101, of New Smyrna Beach died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002. Formerly of Palm Beach, FL, Dr. Reback moved to New Smyrna Beach in 2000. Dr. Reback graduated from the Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University in 1921, and the Yale Medical School in 1925. At the completion of his residency at the Neurological Institute, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, he joined the late Dr. Frederick Peterson, professor of psychiatry at Columbia, at his office in New York. Until his retirement in 1968, Dr. Reback was an associate neurologist at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and its medical school. He was also attending neuropsychiatrist at Staten Island Hospital, St. Vincentís Hospital and Richmond Memorial Hospital. In addition to being a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Diplomat of the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry, he was a member of eight other neuropsychiatric and medical societies. He received a citation from the Medical Society of the State of New York for 50 years of medical service in 1975. Of his10 papers on neuropsychiatry, the one receiving the highest acclaim was "Familial Paroxysmal Choreo-Athetosis." He was the first to describe and name this neurological disorder. He was a lieutenant colonel in World War II and served as a neuropsychiatrist in several hospitals. He was a member of the Richmond County Club in Staten Island, the Yale Club in New York and the Poinciana Club in Palm Beach. Dr. Reback is survived by his son, Forbes Robinson Reback, an attorney in Charlottesville, Va.; a daughter, Mrs. Terrill C. Hurlbut of Palm Coast; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at noon Monday at Quattlebaum-Holleman-Burse Funeral Home, 1201 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, with a brief gathering following. Entombment will follow at Palm Beach Memorial Park in Lantana.

Anne K. Walker
Anne K. Walker of West Palm Beach died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002. She was 90. Mrs. Walker was associated with First National Bank of Palm Beach for 32 years, holding the position of senior vice president and cashier before retiring in 1978. Mrs. Walker, who was active in charitable organizations, was listed in Who's Who of American Women, was a member of the National Association of Bank Women and a board member of The Crippled Children's Society. Her husband, Edward E. Walker, died in 1947. The Chicago-born Mrs. Walker was a resident of West Palm Beach since 1938. She is survived by her son, Lawrence E. Walker of Birmingham, Ala.; two grandchildren, Linda Walker of Hartsville, S.C., and Steven Walker of New Orleans; and four great-grandchildren. A Scripture service was held in West Palm Beach Tuesday at Quattlebaum-Holleman-Burse Funeral Home, which handled the arrangements. A Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Wednesday at St. Edward Catholic Church. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery in West Palm Beach.

Jacqueline Stedman Wyatt
Jacqueline Stedman Wyatt, a longtime resident of Palm Beach, Dallas and Ajijic, Mexico, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, in Guadalajara, Mexico, of complications from pneumonia. She was 62. Mrs. Stedman was born Sept. 15, 1939, in New York to the late Florence Leavitt Schick Stedman and Adm. Giles Chester Stedman. She attended Manhattanville College in New York, and Southern Methodist University in Dallas. A Clairol model in her youth, Mrs. Wyatt became a world-class backgammon player, coached by her second husband, the late Prince Alexis Obolensky, a backgammon champion. She was a five-time cancer survivor. After 30 years, Mrs. Wyatt reunited with her first husband, Brady Thomas Wyatt of Dallas, who survives. They made their home in Ajijic. Mrs. Wyatt also is survived by her twin sons, Christopher Thomas Wyatt, Los Angeles, and Michael Stedman Wyatt and his wife, Piper Sanders Wyatt, Dallas; a stepdaughter, Anne Obolensky, New Orleans; and three stepsons:, Chris Calder, Los Angeles,; and Curtis Calder and Bruce Calder Jr., both of Austin, Texas. Mrs. Wyatt's ashes were scattered Sept. 15, the anniversary of her birth, in Dixon, N.M. Donations may be sent to the Schick Foundation, c/o Baylor Healthcare Foundation, Baylor University Medical Center, 3500 Gaston, Suite No. 100, Dallas, TX 75246.

Philip H. Reid
Philip H. Reid of Vero Beach, formerly of Palm Beach, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, after a brief illness. He was 73. Mr. Reid was a partner in the law firm of Murphy, Reid, Pilotte, Ord and Austin, 340 Royal Palm Way, and lived for many years on Indian Road in the North End, before moving in 1995 to Vero Beach. He was born Oct. 20, 1929, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to Palm Beach in 1938. He was a practicing attorney on the island and in Vero Beach for 44 years. Mr. Reid was president of the Elise M. Besthoff Charitable Foundation. The foundation directors issued a eulogy thanking Mr. Reid as founding president and leader for his dedicated service. He also was a former president of the Palm Beach Kiwanis Club and a former member of The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Jeanne Faville Reid; his son and daughter-in-law, Philip and Michele Reid of Dunwoody, Ga.; his daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Ralph Clemente of West Palm Beach; two grandchildren, Philip and Gabrielle Reid of Dunwoody; his sister, Jessie Vey of Jensen Beach; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held Nov. 24 at Trinity Episcopal Chapel in Vero Beach, with the Rev. Robert K. Stull Jr. officiating. The family has requested memorial donations to The Philip Reid Fund, Trinity Episcopal Church, 2365 Pine Ave., Vero Beach, FL 32960.

William K. Norris, 2nd generation PBer
William King Norris of Palm Beach and Northeast Harbor, Maine, died suddenly Friday, Jan. 31, 2003. He was 73 and a second-generation resident of Palm Beach. Born June 22, 1929, in Utica, N.Y., he was the son of James K. and Laura (Foster) Norris of New York and Palm Beach. He attended the Buckley School, the Palm Beach Day School seasonally, and was graduated from St. Paulís School in Concord, N.H., in 1948. Mr. Norris earned a bachelor's degree from Yale University in 1952 and a masterís degree in business administration from the University of Pennsylvaniaís Wharton School of Finance in 1954. He worked for many years on Wall Street at Loeb Rhodes and at Marsh McLennan before retiring in 1985. He was a longtime board member of the Palm Beach Bath and Tennis Club and was a former president of the Bedford Golf and Tennis Club in Bedford, N.Y. Mr. Norris is survived by Patricia Gates Norris, his wife of 51 years; daughters Sandra L. Norris of Radnor, Pa., and Polly Ober of Palm Beach; son-in-law David Ober of Palm Beach; grandchildren William Gates Ober, Lydia Lawrence Ober, and E. Graham Ober, all of Palm Beach; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday at The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea with the Rev. Ralph R. Warren presiding. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Paulís School, 325 Pleasant St., Concord, N.H. 03302, or to the library of the Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza. Quattlebaum-Holleman-Burse Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Thomas P. Ford
Thomas P. Ford of Palm Beach and Madison, Conn., died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at the Noreen McKeen Residence in West Palm Beach. He was 83. Mr. Ford was born Dec. 29, 1918, in Wausau, Wisc., the son of John P. and Matilda Ford. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1940, cum laude, and from Harvard Law School in 1943. During World War II, Mr. Ford served in the South Pacific as lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy. In New York, he was a partner in the Shearman & Sterling law firm. He was a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Florida Bar. Mr. Ford was a director of the W.M. Keck Foundation, the E.L. Cord Foundation and the Owen Cheatham Foundation and a past member of the boards of trustees of the Notre Dame Law School and Miss Hallís School in Pittsfield, Mass. In Palm Beach, Mr. Ford was a member of the Everglades Club and the Bath & Tennis Club. He also was a past president of the Madison Beach Club in Madison, Conn. Survivors include his wife, Mary Louise McGovern Ford of Palm Beach; two sisters, Kay Able of Texas and Ann Doyle of Washington; five sons, T. Patrick Ford Jr. of Miami, H. Michael Ford of Chicago, J. Timothy Ford of Princeton, N.J., James J. Ford of Fresno, Calif., and William M. Ford of Loxahatchee; two stepdaughters, Mimi D. Adkins of Madison, and Lili D. Madsen of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson. A Scripture service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Quattlebaum-Holleman-Burse Funeral Home, 1201 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Edward Catholic Church, 144 N. County Road. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in West Palm Beach.

Bryna Raskin Prensky
Bryna Raskin Prensky, an artist and former gallery owner, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, after a long illness. She was 89. Born Dec. 20, 1912, in Patterson, N.J., she was the daughter of Hyman and Anna (Rudnick) Raskin. She was raised in Patterson and Savannah, Ga. She was an accomplished artist, studying at the National Academy of the Arts, the Art Students League -- where she studied under German expressionist George Grosz -- and the Otis Institute in California. She and husband David celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in July. For more than 25 years, she and her husband lived in Mexico City, where she studied at the historical Academia San Carlos and opened Galeria Bryna. While in Mexico, she assembled a collection that has been exhibited at museums in Boca Raton, Vero Beach and Tallahassee. The collection will show in St. Petersburg in mid-December and on March 21 at The Society of the Four Arts. After her husband retired from dentistry, the couple moved to Palm Beach, where she owned and operated Galeria Bryna on Royal Poinciana Way. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her stepson, Dr. William Prensky of New York, and stepdaughter, Dr. Catherine Mason of New York; and three sons, James Regan of Manhattan, Joel Mason of Iowa, and Josh Mason of New York. Funeral services for Mrs. Prensky will take place at a later date in Norfolk, Va. A local memorial ceremony will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the School of the Arts Foundation, 477 South Rosemary Ave., Suite 477, West Palm Beach 33401.

Dora Bak
She donated to foundation of Middle School of the Arts and Greater Palm Beach Symphony, among others.
Philanthropist Dora Bak died Friday at her home in Palm Beach after a long illness. She was 88.
After a lifetime of charitable giving, Mrs. Bak stepped up her donations in recent months, wishing to enjoy the fruits of her philanthropy before she died. She donated $1.5 million to the foundation of the Middle School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, which renamed the school in her honor; $1 million to the Greater Palm Beach Symphony; $500,000 to the National Wheelchair Sports Fund; and $3 million to the New York Community Trust. Mrs. Bak's recent philanthropy was typical of her zest for life, her friends said. "She was passionate about music and passionate about art," said her attorney, William McEachern. "She loved traveling to Venice. She loved good wine, champagne and caviar." Mrs. Bak was a painter who worked in the impressionist style until she lost her eyesight about three years ago.
She had a playful sense of humor that endured to the end. During her last illness, Mrs. Bak asked her doctor if she could make another trip to Venice, McEachern said. The doctor said she was too sick to travel. She replied that she would get a second opinion. He told her the second opinion likely would be the same. "Then I'll keep going until I find a doctor who will tell me that I can go," she said. Mrs. Bak was born in 1914 in Breslau, which is now part of Poland but was then in Germany. Her father was a violinist who played in the town's opera orchestra.
In the 1930s, she left Europe for New York. In 1954, she married Richard Bak, a member of a prominent Viennese family and a world-famous economist. Mr. Bak died in 1973. Mrs. Bak moved to Palm Beach about 15 years ago. The couple had no children.
The symphony owes its survival to Mrs. Bak, whose encouragement and money saw the organization through the dark days after the death of its chairwoman, Ethel Stone, in 1996. "She was the inspiration that guided us," said John Tighe, symphony co-chairman.
Mrs. Bak was an exceptional cook, and a thoughtful friend, said Jeannine Merrien, who knew her for 30 years. Merrien remembers a tea party at Mrs. Bak's home when her guests warmly praised her homemade cakes. "Two days later, she was at my friend's house with cake products, the recipe and everything she needed to make a cake like she did," Merrien said.
Mrs. Bak became interested in the Palm Beach-based National Wheelchair Sports Fund, which provides money for travel, training and equipment to wheelchair-bound athletes, through her close friends Bruce and Verena Karr. "For years, she's been our major donor," said Bruce Karr, the organization's president. "Her generosity has affected the lives of thousands of men, women and children in wheelchairs."
Mrs. Bak's gift to the middle school, "put us on the map, because as a result of her generosity, people now recognize us as a real arts school," said Principal Elizabeth Perlman.
Mrs. Bak also supported the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami and Palm Beach Gardens, and the Kravis Center.
Mrs. Bak had no survivors. A visitation will be held 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Quattlebaum-Holleman-Burse Funeral Home, 1201 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Edward Catholic Church, 144 N. County Road.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach 33407.

Albert Maisch
Albert Maisch of Palm Beach died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003. He was 96. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Yvette Maisch of Palm Beach; their son, Philip Maisch of Glen Cove, N.Y.; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, with the Rev. Ralph R. Warren Jr. officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the giver's choice.

Marie Gibbon Trimble
Marie Gibbon Trimble of Palm Beach died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach. Mrs. Trimble was the widow of John Thomas Trimble, former bond attorney and partner in the law firm of Mudge, Rose, Guthrie and Alexander of New York. A longtime resident of New York City and Southampton, N.Y., Mrs. Trimble had lived in Palm Beach for the past 17 years. She was born in Charlottesville, Va., to the late Helen Betts Gibbon and John Edward Gibbon. Mrs. Trimble was a graduate of St. Ann's Episcopal School, Charlottesville; attended Randolph-Macon Women's College, Lynchburg, Va.; and graduated from George Washington University, Washington, D.C. She was a member of the Everglades Club, Palm Beach; the York Club and the Blue Ridge Society, New York; and the Farmington Country Club, Charlottesville; and in Palm Beach, the Everglades Club. In Southampton, she and her husband belonged to the Chinnecock Hills Golf Club, the Bathing Corporation, the Meadow Club and the Southampton Club. She was active in the Crippled Children's Society in Southampton, and the American Cancer Society in Palm Beach. Mrs. Trimble is survived by her daughter, Helen Trimble Nauman of Bowmansdale, Pa.; and three grandchildren, Spencer Gilbert Nauman III and Helen Gibbon Nauman, both of Palm Beach, and John Trimble Nauman of Fort Lauderdale. A graveside service was held Tuesday, Aug. 13 in Charlottesville. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3042-D Berkmar Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901.

Edward Ryneal Grove
A memorial service will be held for Edward Ryneal Grove at 2 p.m. Wednesday at The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea. Mr. Grove died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at Chatsworth at PGA National, a skilled nursing facility in Palm Beach Gardens. He was 90. Mr. Grove created the gilded bronze eagle at the entrance to Royal Poinciana Way and the cross for the altar at Bethesda-by-the-Sea. "He was very serious about his art," said his son, Eric Grove. "It was a lifetime effort." A specialist in the pains-taking work of small-scale metal engraving, Mr. Grove designed the 4-cent 1954 U.S. airmail stamp, and stock certificates, coins and stamps for governments and companies in the United States and abroad. His work is in the collections of the Imperial Palace in Japan, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Mr. Grove and his wife, Jean, moved to West Palm Beach from Philadelphia in 1968. Jean Grove died in 1992. Mr. Grove is survived by his sons, David Grove, an illustrator who lives in San Francisco, and Eric Grove, a filmmaker in New York.

Harry A. Willsie
Harry A. Willsie of Lake Worth, formerly of Quebec, who wintered in Palm Beach from 1976 to 1980, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at his home. He was 74. He was born Dec. 20, 1928, in Jacksonville, Mo., to Lillian Christianson and James G. Willsie. Mr. Willsie was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a former student at the University of Missouri. He worked as a marketing and public relations specialist and writer. He participated in skeet and trap shooting at the 1964, 1968 and 1976 Olympic games. He won the skeet gold medal in the Commonwealth games in New Zealand in 1974. In 1966, Mr. Willsie received the Guinness Book of Records recognition for his doubles skeet shooting. He was a member of the U.S., Canadian and Quebec skeet-shooting halls of fame and will be inducted posthumously Aug. 12 in the Trapshooting Hall of Fame, Vandalia, Ohio. He was a life member of the Dutch Settlers Society of Albany, N.Y.; a member of the Holland Society of New York and the Sons of the American Revolution. Mr. Willsie is survived by his wife of 20 years, Cleusa Correa Willsie; a daughter, Debbie Willsie of Montreal; three sons, Billie Wayne Willsie of Iberville, Quebec, Alan Willsie of Montreal, and Carol Dean Willsie of Omaha, Neb.; three sisters, Margaret Rook of Garden Grove, Calif., Edith Howard of Clifton Hill, Mo., and Eleanor Willsie of Moberly, Mo.; five grandchildren, Samantha Willsie, Nicolas Willsie, Desiree DeWilde, Jessica DeWilde and Caitlin Getty; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service was Jan. 8 at Million-Taylor-Patton Funeral Home in Huntsville, Mo., with the Rev. Roy Hopkins officiating. Burial was in Clifton Hill Cemetery with military honors. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 E. Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

Armand W. 'Bill' Glocker
Armand W. "Bill" Glocker, a former resident of Palm Beach, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at his Stuart home of natural causes. He was 55 years old. Born June 5, 1947, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Armand G. and Nancye (Hill) Glocker. He moved to the North End of Palm Beach at 5 and attended local public and parochial schools. He served with the U.S. Army during the war in Vietnam, where he earned a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Known as "Blue Marlin Bill," he was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was a member of the West Palm Beach Fishing Club and a founding member of the Jetty Conchs. Mr. Glocker was a member of the Vietnam Veterans Association and the Disabled American Veterans. He was a certified master gardener, and a member of the Martin County Master Gardeners Association. He attended St. Edward Catholic Church.
Mr. Glocker moved to Stuart in 1991.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Glocker is survived by a brother, Gerald Glocker of Wellington; two sisters, Diane Dempsey of West Palm Beach and Cynthia Crick of Decatur, Ga.; sister-in-law Mary Jo Glocker of Wellington; brother-in-law Tom Crick of Decatur; two nephews, Patrick Dempsey and Peter Glocker; and two nieces, Susan Dempsey Hughes and Sandra Glocker. A funeral service with full military honors will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Quattlebaum-Holleman-Burse Funeral Home, 1201 S. Olive Ave., with the Rev. Joseph B. Westfall, chaplain of the VA Medical Center, officiating. The family will receive friends at Quattlebaum from 4 p.m. until the time of the funeral service. Contributions may be made in Mr. Glocker's memory to the Disabled American Veterans chapter 42, c/o Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 7305 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33410.

Sylvia Solar Winig
Sylvia Solar Winig of Palm Beach and suburban Philadelphia died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, at her home on the island. She was 88. Mrs. Winig was the widow of George Winig, who died Oct. 22, 2000. They made their home in Palm Beach for the past 10 years. Mrs. Winig was an interior designer in Philadelphia and Palm Beach. She was a president of the Penn chapter of The American Society of Interior Designers and president of The Henry Barenblatt chapter of Deborah. Mrs. Winig is survived by a daughter, Stephie Winig, and son-in-law, Lewis Cohen, of Aventura; a son, Barry Snader, and daughter-in-law, Meridith, of Wellington and Chester Springs, Pa.; two grandchildren, Alexis Braunfeld of Bryn Mawr, Pa., and Brooke Snader of Hollywood, Calif.; and three sisters, Timwin Lieberman of La Jolla, Calif., Nancy Solar of Los Angeles and Thelma Segall of Palm Beach. Memorial services will be held at noon Sunday at Levitt-Weinstein Memorial Chapel, 5411 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, with the Rabbi Andrew Beck of Temple Beth Shalom officiating. Shiva will be held from Sunday afternoon until sunset Monday at the Winig residence. Contributions in Mrs. Winig's memory may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 44407.

Giuseppe 'Joseph' Scipione
Giuseppe "Joseph" Scipione, 66, of North Palm Beach, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, as the result of an automobile accident. Born in Abbateggio, Italy, he was a resident of the Palm Beach area since 1978. For nearly 25 years, Mr. Scipione was the well-known maitre d' and general manager at the former Nando's Restaurant in Palm Beach and the current Nandoís Beefeeder's Steakhouse in West Palm Beach. He is survived by his wife, Michele F. Scipione of North Palm Beach; a daughter, Stephanie Scipione of Palm Beach Gardens; his mother, Orsolina Scipione of Italy; and a brother, Rocco E. Scipione, and his wife, Nancy, of Aliquippa, Pa. Other survivors include a nephew, Robert Scipione, and his wife, Pamela, and their son, Rocco; a niece, Lina Berry, and her husband, Robert, and their children, Liana and Luke; a brother-in-law, Roland Fuca and his wife, Rejane; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Quattlebaum-Holleman-Burse Funeral Home, 1201 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Clare Catholic Church, 821 Prosperity Farms Road, North Palm Beach, with the interment to follow at Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery, Royal Palm Beach. Contributions may be made in Mr. Scipione's memory to Safe Harbor Animal Rescue and Clinic, 185 E.ast Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL 33477.

Florence Bolton Smith
Florence Bolton Smith of Palm Beach died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002. She was 96.
In Palm Beach, Mrs. Smith was a member of the Everglades Club, Bath and Tennis Club, and The Beach Club. She also was a member of the Colony Club of New York; Greenwich Country Club of Greenwich, Conn.; and the Marks Club of London. She was a longtime supporter and board member of the American Cancer Society and the Palm Beach Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Smith is survived by her daughter, Kirby S. Graham of New York; two grandchildren, Jennifer G. Haskell of Wakefield, Mass., and Gordon Graham Jr. of Long Island, N.Y.; and two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Harrison Graham of Long Island. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, Palm Beach Benefit, 235 S. County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480. No service is planned.
Quattlebaum-Holleman-Burse Funeral Home, 1201 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, is in charge of arrangements.

Gwendolyn M. Griffin
Gwendolyn M. Griffin of Palm Beach and Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach. She was 81. Mrs. Griffin was born March 6, 1921, in Detroit, where she attended Marygrove College. She was active in civic affairs in the Detroit area, including serving as a trustee of the board of the Michigan Opera Theatre, and as a board member of the Detroit Historical Society and Women for the United Foundation. She also supported the Bon Secours Assistance League, the Fontbonne Auxiliary of St. John Hospital, the Metropolitan Opera Theatre, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Founders' Society of the Detroit Institute of Art. In Palm Beach, she was a member of the Everglades Club. In Detroit, she was a member of the Country Club of Detroit, the Grosse Pointe Club, the Detroit Athletic Club and the Bayview Yacht Club. Mrs. Griffin was the widow of John C. Griffin. They were married 53 years. She is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann Griffin of St. Clair Shores, Mich.; five sons, Patrick Griffin Jr. of Frankfort, Mich., Richard A. Griffin of Fort Worth, Texas, Daniel J. Griffin and Peter R. Griffin of Grosse Pointe, and William R. Griffin of Shelburne, Vt.; and 14 grandchildren. A son, John C. Griffin, and a granddaughter, Brady Griffin, preceded her in death. A funeral service will be held Saturday at St. Paul on the Lake in Grosse Pointe Farms. Charles Verheyden Inc. in Grosse Pointe Park is in change of arrangements. Donations in Mrs. Griffin's memory may be made to St. Paul on the Lake, 157 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 or St. Edward Catholic Church, 144 N. County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480.

Dr. John S. Klinger
Dr. John S. Klinger of Palm Beach died Oct. 11, 2002, at the Hospice of Palm Beach County in West Palm Beach. He was 90. Dr. Klinger was born in 1912 in Poland. He was graduated in 1936 from the University of Bologna Medical School in Italy in 1936. He interned in 1938 at Mountainside Hospital, Montclair, N.J., and was a resident in 1939 at Alexian Brothers Hospital, Elizabeth, N.J. In 1940, he started a private practice in internal medicine in Camden, N.J. During World War II, he served as captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. In 1946, he did postgraduate studies at the University of Michigan Medical School before returning to private practice. After more than 50 years of private practice, Dr. Klinger retired and, in 1998, moved to Palm Beach. He and his wife, Barbara, were supporters of the Greater Palm Beach Symphony and members of the Advisory Board. They joined LeClub InterContinental and supported numerous charitable galas. Dr. Klinger was an active member of the medical staff of the West Jersey Health System; a charter member, charter fellow and life member of the American Academy of Family Practice; and a member of the American Medical Association, World Medical Association and New York Academy of Sciences. He is survived by his wife of 33 years; a daughter, Lisa O'Leski of Lansdale, Pa.; a stepdaughter, Alexandra Wolf of Marlton, N.J.; and and seven grandchildren, Rachel, David, Stephanie, Julie, Jennifer, Kyra and Benjamin. He was predeceased by a son, Bernard.
In accordance with Dr. Klinger's wishes, no funeral service will be held. Levitt-Weinstein Memorial Chapels of West Palm Beach is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407.


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