Obituaries 3/29/18

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Victor G. Thorp
Another World War II vet died…
Retired Lieutenant Victor G. Thorp passed away at the age of 94 on February 18, 2018. Victor was born September 25, 1923 in Riverside Hospital Jacksonville Florida to his parents Earl Thorp and Augusta Pflug. He grew up on the banks of Black Creek during the depression. Shortly after graduating from Clay High School, he joined the Navy on August 22, 1941. He served his country for 26 years achieving the rank of Lieutenant before retiring for the first time, back to Florida. Victor worked some sales and management jobs until joining the Clay County Sheriff’s Department on October 16, 1981 under Sheriff Jennings Murrhee. He held several different positions with the Sheriff’s Department for 19 years before retiring for the last time, to enjoy his time out on Black Creek where he grew up. Victor has one sister Alice still living and a predeceased brother Gerald. He is survived by his wife of 67 years Carmen, two sons Gordon (Donna) and Brian (Jan), grand children Chelsey, Alex, Chrissy, Andy and great granddaughter Kyllian. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Clay County Sheriff’s Department Humanitarian Fund, P.O. Box 548, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043, or the Haven Hospice of Orange Park 904-213-2506. A mass to celebrate of Victor’s life will be held at St Catherine’s Catholic Church located on Kingsley Ave, Orange Park Florida at 11 AM Friday, April 6, 2018. Following the service there will be a reception next door in the Haut Hall.

Dale Eggers
It is with great sadness that the family of Dale Eggers announces his passing after a four-year battle with cancer on March 24, 2018, at the age of 71 years. A native of Finley, WA, Dale attended Eastern Washington University and joined the Navy shortly thereafter. He was a proud member of the Navy Hurricane Hunters.
After his Naval service, Dale put down roots in Orange Park, Fla. He was an entrepreneur and owner of several businesses, the first opening in 1972. Dale served on the board of numerous organizations, including the Clay County Chamber of Commerce, the Orange Park Rotary, The Florida Retail Federation and the American Cancer Society.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Karon, sons Rory, Kyle and his granddaughter, Haley. In addition, he will be forever remembered by his brother Budd, sister Judy, numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. A Celebration of Dale’s life will be held on Monday April 2, 2018 from 4-7p.m. at St. Johns Country Day School in Orange Park. Memorial donations in memory of Dale can be made to The American Cancer Society, 1430 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, Fla. 32207.

Karen Bates

Karen Bates, 63, of Orange Park, Fla., passed away March 21, 2018
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000


Claude Padgett
Claude Padgett, 71, of Middleburg, Fla., passed away March 21, 2018
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000


Eugene Falana

Eugene Falana, 65, of Satsuma, Fla, passed away March 25, 2018
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000

Rilda Alyce Aunspach

Rilda Alyce Aunspach, 70, of Middleburg, FL, passed away March 25, 2018
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000

Jason Ryan Killett
Jason Ryan Killett, 40, of Orange Park, FL passed away March 24, 2018.
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000


Frank A. Tomanelli
Frank A. Tomanelli, 46 of Middleburg, Fla. passed away March 25, 2018
Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 2335 Sandridge Road Green Cove Springs, Fla.  32043 904-284-7720 www.RHRFH.com

Patsy W. Sasscer
Patsy W. Sasscer, 87 of Penney Farms, Fla. passed away, Saturday March 24, 2018
Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center
2335 Sandridge Road Green Cove Springs, Fla.  32043
904-284-7720 www.RHRFH.com

Jennifer Smith
Jennifer Smith, 50, of Middleburg, passed away March 20, 2018.  Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 904-284-7720

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