BERNASHE – Roland L. Bernashe, age 91, of Kissimmee, FL passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015. He was born in Chicopee, MA the son of Alfred and Mary Bernashe. He moved to Kissimmee in 1990 from Chicopee, MA. He was a machinist in the paper industry and was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy serving his country faithfully during WWII.
He is survived by his second wife of 36 years Catherine Mysona Bernashe of Kissimmee, FL; sons: Dennis Bernashe (Deborah) of Myrtle Beach, SC, David Bernashe (Lenore) of Gramby, MA; 4 grandchildren: Jeffrey, Rebecca, Kaitlin, and Nora Bernashe; great grandchildren: Hannah and Ethan Bernashe; sister: Dorothy Moreau (George) of Chicopee, MA. Roland was preceded in death by his first wife of 28 years, Jeanne Bienvenue Bernashe and his brother Roger Bernashe.
A visitation will be held on March 25, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with a memorial service at 6:00 p.m. with Pastor Peter J. Zeig presiding in the Roger C. Thompson Memorial Chapel at the Conrad and Thompson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project (ww.woundedwarriorproject.org/Donate). The Bernashe family is being cared for by: Conrad & Thompson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 511 Emmett Street, Kissimmee, FL 34741. (407) 847-3188
CROTTY – Lois June Phipps Crotty, 86, of Kissimmee Florida passed away on March 11, 2015. June was born on June 22, 1928 in Mullens West Virginia to Wallace Bryant and Grace Etta (Jackson) Phipps.
She leaves behind a legacy of her Christian faith and was a loyal member of the First United Methodist Church of Kissimmee since 1972. She loved singing in the choir and participating in the Emma Rogers Circle. She was a past worthy grand matron in the Order of Eastern Star; Princeton chapter and an amazing artist and founding member of Gallery One. This included showings at the Osceola Center of the Arts. She was also a local business women and successful realtor. She married her loving husband R. Clyde Crotty Sr., on October 1, 1949.
June is predeceased by her husband R. Clyde Crotty Sr.
June is survived by her sons, R.C. Crotty, Jr., (Karen) Bryant Cameron Crotty (Linda) and Wayne H. Crotty (Robin). Her daughter Renda K. Crotty. Her sisters, Betty P. Roberts, Wilma P. Eldridge, and Sandra P. Holder. June had 10 grandchildren, M. Jason Muller, Wayne Bryant Crotty, Patricia June Sampson, Kendall James Crotty, Kevin Bryant Crotty, Brandon Clyde Crotty, Kelly Lynn Wilson, Sarah Kay Carter, Ryan Clyde Crotty, and Marshall Eugene Crotty. As well as 12 great-grandchildren.
June will be deeply missed by many. A visitation and service will be held on March 16 and 17, 2015. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Susan B. Coleman Foundation for breast cancer awareness.
HOLLEY – Richard Allen Holley, 75, of Kissimmee, passed away on March 4, 2015. He was born at home on April 9, 1939 to Edmund and Eva (Burrows) Holley in Albion, NY.
He served in the U.S. Navy and worked as a professional meat-cutter, skilled carpenter, and Christian preacher. Richard is survived by his loving family: spouse Patricia of Gainesville, VA; former wife Marilyn of Painted Post, NY; daughter Sandra Jean (Paul) Peppard of Kissimmee, FL; son Richard Orlando (Terri) Holley of Campbell, NY; daughter Jennifer Rose (Don) Tuffley of Central Square, NY; eight grandchildren – Deborah (Chris), Richard, Christopher, Nicholas, Cassandra, Joshua, Abigail, Kimberly; six great grandchildren – LeeAnn, Lauren, Christopher, Conner, Carter, Leandra; four brothers – Bruce (JoAnn) Holley of Parish, NY, Kenneth (Ora) Holley of Hawesville, KY, Floyd (Barbara) Holley of Guyton, GA, Mark Holley of Parish, NY; two sisters – Rita Phelps of Mexico, NY, Beth Tiff of Hastings, NY.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to First Christian Church of Kissimmee, 415 N. Main St., Kissimmee, FL 34744. His cremated remains will be interred at Bath National Cemetery in Bath, NY.