Obituaries 062719


Edwin “Russ” Russell Megonegal
Edwin “Russ” Russell Megonegal of Fleming Island, FL passed away peacefully on June 21, 2019 at the age of 97.
He was born in Philadelphia, PA on October 21, 1921. Mr. Megonegal was part of America’s Greatest Generation serving his country during WWII and the Korean War in the Army Air Corps, the Air Force and retiring in 1973 from the Pennsylvania Air National Guard with the rank of Colonel. He was a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College and Temple University.
Mr. Megonegal had a long career in education in Pennsylvania as teacher, assistant principal, principal and retiring as assistant superintendent of the William Penn School District.
He and his beloved wife, Tigger, retired to Lake Mary, FL in 1981 where he served as a commissioner for the City of Lake Mary. He and Tigger made Clay County their home in 1991 and immediately became ensconced in their community. Mr. Megonegal’s service to Clay County was boundless. He served on the Clay County Planning and Zoning Committee and the Board of Penney Farms Retirement Community. He was actively involved in many charities including the Rotary Club of Green Cove Springs, J.P. Hall Charities, the Clay County Salvation Army Advisory Council, the Food Pantry of Green Cove Springs, the Republican Club of Clay County, the Republican Executive Committee of Clay County, the DePaul Society of St. Vincent’s Medical Center, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Clay County Fair Association.
He was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Green Cove Springs. He had received many awards for his public service including the Clay County Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 and the Boy Scouts of America 12 Points Award in 2019.
Mr. Megonegal is survived by his children, Nina Wunderlich (Tony), Eric Sather and Wayne Megonegal; grandchildren, Emily Wilson (Blake), Krista and Rachel Sather; great-grandchildren, Caleb and Madeline Joyner; and Virginia Hall (Mark) who was like a daughter to him.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian “Tigger” Megonegal and his son, Richard R. Megonegal.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, July 1, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church of Green Cove Springs with Reverend Mark Hults officiating. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to one of the many charitable organizations he was proud to serve. J.P. Hall Charities and Salvation Army of Clay County being two of his favorites. Please sign the family’s online guestbook at
Arrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. (904) 284-4000

Cynthia Ann Schoeck
Cynthia Ann Schoeck, 59, of Middleburg, FL passed away June 22, 2019
A Dignified Alternative-Hatcher Cremations 904-260-2522

Elsie Mae Kennett
Elsie Mae Kennett, 91,of Green Cove Springs, passed away June 18, 2019. Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 904-284-7720

Joanna Julliette Hemsworth
Joanna Julliette Hemsworth, 48, of Fleming Island, FL, passed away June 24, 2019
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000


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