Post Everlasting

Leonard Saver 01/06/06 - USA - Korea

LEONARD SAVER graduated from the United States Infantry Center at Camp Blanding, FL as an Infantry Soldier, and served 2 1/2 years in the United States Army. He completed MOS’s including:
11B-Infantry Soldier, 2L3-Company Clerk, 607-Mortarman, 442-Entertainment Specialist, and 502-Administrative NCO. Under General Patton, he fought with Co K, 261st Regiment, 65th Infantry Division, and in addition to his medals and awards, his unit received the Bronze Star for Bravery at the battle of Struth. After spending 3 months in OISeE Intermediate Section in France, he returned to Germany as the Chief Clerk of the Fiscal Office and, opened the new Headquarters called The Continental Base Section. His half-brother, John Saver was killed in the war, also.


Stewart Fraser 09/01/06 - USN - 1945-1952 WWII & Korea, USAF - 1952-1954 Korea

Stewart joined the Navy at 17 and sent to Sampson Naval Training Station, was transfered to the U.S.S. Missouri at Leyte Island in the Phillippines. His Battle Station on the Bridge with Admiral Halsey, Commander of the Third Fleet. They were 150-200 off coast of Japan feeling shock waves from dropped Atomic Bombs. The U.S.S. Missouri was assigned the duty of going to Tokyo Bay where the Peace Surrender Ceremony was to be signed because the President was Harry Truman, his Daughter christened the ship. Worked for the US Civil Service Top Secret Records Department Pentagon until recalled by the Navy. Worked for the USCG as a Officer in the Licensing area for merchant seamen.

Interment at the South Florida VA National Cemetery in Lake Worth. Section 37A grave 278.

Frank Fong 03/24/07- USAF - WWII & Korea -Post 385 Charter Member

LT. COL. FRANK SHOO FONG, USAF (Ret.), 87, of Weston, a long- time South Florida resident, born in Augusta, GA, died March 24, 2007. Lt. Col. Fong was a highly decorated Fighter Pilot of WWII and the Korean Conflict, flying a P-47 and P-51; receiving two Distinguished Flying Crosses, eight Air Medals (seven clusters to Air Force Medal), Purple Heart, European Theatre Ribbon with six Bronze Stars, American Theatre Ribbon, Ribbon of Merit, Korean Medal, Intelligence Medal, Senior Pilot’s Wings, Expert Medal and other awards too numerous to mention. He was also an acclaimed artist having designed and illustrated a book on the history and operation of the American Air Sea Rescue Activities for General Anton. He resided in Weston, FL and was a charter member of Post 385 at its founding in 2005.

John B. Franz 09/05/07- USAF - Vietnam

Interment at the South Florida VA National Cemetery in Lake Worth. Section 37C grave 164.


Jack Finkelstein 09/07/07 - USA - WW II


Joseph Buchler 10/07/07 - USAF - WW II


Helen Franz 10/24/07 - USN - WW II

Interment at the South Florida VA National Cemetery in Lake Worth. Section 37C grave 165.


Myron Pavlik 11/18/07 - USA - WW II

MYRON JOHN PAVLIK, 81, of Weston, passed away on Sunday, Nov 18, 2007. He was born in Binghamton , New York . He served with the US Army during the time of the Korean Conflict. He was retired from Eastern Airlines and was a member of the American Legion.

Interment at the South Florida VA National Cemetery in Lake Worth. Section 20 grave 1754.


Constantine Railey 12/04/07 - USA - WW II

Constantine J. Railey., 86, of Weston passed away December 4, 2007. He was born on March 9, 1921 in New York City . Constantine was a member of the Third Army serving under Lt. General George Patton, Jr. during World War II.


Juan R. Zayas 12/29/07 - USN - Korea


Morris Weinstein 04/03/08 - USN - WW II

Morris Weinstein, 84, of Weston passed away April 3, 2008. Born in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , Mr. Weinstein had been a resident of South Florida since 1989 coming from Willingboro , New Jersey.

Internment Menorah Gardens, Southwest Ranches, Florida, drive to the end, turn right and stop in the Sarah section, row N, 3rd grave in.


John A. Sexton 04/09/08 - USMC - Vietnam

John A. Sexton Jr., a resident of Century Village in Pembroke Pines , Florida passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2008. Born and raised in Brooklyn , New York , Mr. Sexton lived for twenty years in Oklahoma City , moving to Pompano Beach , Florida in the late '80s. He was a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps from 1959 to 1965, serving aboard the USS Wasp.

Interment at the South Florida VA National Cemetery in Lake Worth. Section 35 grave 692.


Andrew Hudson 07/07/08- USAF - WW II

Andrew D. Hudson, 79, of Pembroke Pines , died Monday, July 7, 2008 . He was cremated at the Metz Chapel of Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Homes, Cape Coral , Florida.


Raymond G. Chote 2008 - USN - WW II


Eugene V. Palermo 10/11/08 - USA - Korea

PALERMO, EUGENE VINCENT, R.N., 77, passed away Saturday, October 11, 2008. Beloved husband of Dorothy, loving father of Marian Segal and Natalie Blake, loving grandfather of Ian and Chase Blake. Graveside military funeral service October 15, 2008 at South Florida VA Cemetery, Lake Worth.

Interment at the South Florida VA National Cemetery in Lake Worth. Section 39 grave 47.


Alvin Harold Chanin 03/15/09  - USAF - WW II

Alvin Harold Chanin, of Pembroke Pines born May 26, 1923, died March 15, 2009. March 16, 2006. Al and Korrine, his wife, lived in New York City until 1952, when they moved their family to North Miami Beach . Al worked in the lighting sales business for over 50 years. Al was a World War II Air Force veteran, a member of American Legion Post 385 and Knights of Pythias, South Florida Lodge 195.

He was interred at Beth David Memorial Gardens, Hollywood, Florida.


Anthony J. Radzville 02/03/09 - Army - WW II

Anthony J. Radzville 96, formerly of Plains, passed away on Tuesday, February 3, 2009, in Memorial Manor Hospital, Pembroke Pines, Fla. He was born on Aug. 15, 1912, in Shenadoah. He resided in Plains until 2004, when he relocated to Century Village, Pembroke Pines, Fla. He was a veteran of World War II serving as Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army. He was a devoted member of Saint Peter and Paul Church, Hudson were he served as an usher for many years. Anthony was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa Radzville; sister Alice Radzville; and brother Joseph Radzville. Surviving are his loving children, Bernard, Richard, John and Ronald Radzville; daughter Marilyn Jaskiewic; his grandson, Richard Radzville Jr.; and granddaughters Patty Rosenburg and Courtney Radzville; along with five great-grandchildren.


Fred Green 03/24/09 - USAF - Korea


William Engel 01/31/10 - Army - WW II

Was in the Battle of the Bulge. Internment Menorah Gardens, Southwest Ranches, Florida, drive to the end, turn right and stop in the Jonah section, row G, 27th grave in.


Barrett Balsam 04/01/10 - Army - WWII

Barrett Balsam was born on April 9, 1912 and passed away on April 1, 2010; eight days short of his 98 th year. He was a US Army veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post 385. Barrett was a resident of Lauderhill, Florida.


Felix Giuffre 04/10/10 - Army - WWII

Felix Martin Giuffre of Williamsburg, VA was born on November 11, 1917 and pass away on April 10, 2011. He served during World War II in the US Army at the rank of Sergeant in Company A, 1 st Battalion, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27 th Infantry Division (New York).

His combat action on Saipan was described in the book entitled “Battling for Saipan” by Francis A. O'Brien. On the History Channel this program revisits July 7, 1944, when 4,000 Japanese soldiers launched the largest suicide charge of World War II against the New York National Guard's 105th Infantry Regiment during the fight for the Island of Saipan. The program is part of National Geographic Channel's "Day Under Fire: WWII" series. Sgt. Felix Giuffre from Brooklyn is shot four times. At one point, as he attempts to escape the attack, he crawls into a minefield. One of his men rushes among the mines to carry Giuffre out.

“Wounded men helped wounded men. Those who could walk helped those who could not make it back to the rear. If a man could move, no matter how badly wounded, he crawled or hobbled along while the able-bodied men protected Him. Sgt. Anthony A. Auzis, 26, of Waukegan Illinois, with Company A, 1 st Battalion, was seriously wounded in the leg during the first stages of the fighting on the initial perimeter. After running out of ammunition, he went back looking for the 1 st Battalion aid station but could not find it. He was wounded again, this time in the arm. On the way back to the 105 th Regimental aid station, he found Sgt. Felix M. Giuffre of Company A, 1 st Battalion, lying unconscious on the ground suffering from a head wound. Although he could barely walk, Auzis picked him up and brought him back along the railroad tracks as far as the minefield above RJ 2. Exhausted, he laid the unconscious man on the ground at the edge of the minefield. Auzis was then wounded again, this time in his good leg. Now forced to leave Giuffre at the edge of the minefield, Auzis dragged himself back to Tanapag Village and the second perimeter. He remained there the rest of the day and was again wounded when he was hit in the back by a large shell fragment fired unwittingly y friendly forces. That evening Auzis was evacuated from the beach back to the base hospital.

Sgt. Giuffre, meanwhile, regained consciousness and began trying to move himself to the aid station. Captain Love's book states that Private Joseph Gomes came running by at the time and saw Giuffre moving an inch or two at a time, literally tearing huge chunks of ground out with his hands as he tried to pull himself along. Sgt. Giuffre found himself in the middle of the minefield. Gomes, saying “to hell with it,” jumped into the minefield, and carried Giuffre out of it and back into the perimeter. When interviewed later, Giuffre recalled that Tech4 Medic Ramon T. Gonzalez carried him out of the minefield and into the perimeter where he was wounded a fourth time before he was finally evacuated from the beach late that afternoon.”


Frank Dingfelder 06/24/10 - Army - Vietnam Era

Frank “Frankie” Dingfelder, 67, of Pembroke Pines, FL, passed away suddenly. He was an army veteran who loved his country. He generously volunteered his time to the VA. Frank was the Vice Commander in American Legion Post 385 in Pembroke Pines. All of his loving family & friends will love & miss you always.

Interment at the South Florida VA National Cemetery in Lake Worth. Section 39 grave 2085.


Robert J. Dolin 06/26/10 - USAF - WW II


Luis A. Soto 07/21/10 - Army- Vietnam Era

Luis Angel Soto, 67, of Sunrise, FL, passed away on July 21, 2010. He is survived by his wife Frances, 3 children and 10 grandchildren. He worked for the City of Plantation. He served in the US Army for 4 years in Germany during the Vietnam War.


Vincent W. Shevlin 10/12/10 - USAF - Korea

Vincent W. Shevlin Sr. of Davie, FL died on Oct. 12, 2010. Formerly of Long Island, NY, he was a veteran of the US Air Force, a parishioner of St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, and a volunteer with Vitas Hospice for 15 years. He is survived by his wife Anna, two sons, a daughter and five grandchildren.

Interment at the South Florida VA National Cemetery in Lake Worth. Section 39 grave 2394.


William Spiekerman 03/20/11 - Air Force - Vietnam

William Spiekerman, 63, of Miramar, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2011. He is survived by his loving wife, Mercedes Spiekerman and niece, Mirtica. Funeral services were held in Deer Park, NY.


Rene "Al" Kirouac 04/08/11 - Navy - WWII

Rene “Al” Kirouac, 84, of Pembroke Pines, FL, passed away on April 8, 2011. Al was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, on January 21, 1927. He is survived by his wife, Muriel, his three children, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren Rene was a proud member of the United States Navy, serving from May 1944 to May 1946 aboard the USS Berrien APA62. He achieved the rank of Seaman, First Class and was a member of the prestigious United States Navy Amphibious Force. Rene received the WWII Victory Medal, as well as the American Campaign Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, with two battle stars, as a result of his participation in two major battles: Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He later moved from Massachusetts to Miami and joined the Army National Guard and the Army National Guard of Florida, of which he was a member from January 1953 to January 1956. In June of 1956 he became a firefighter for Metro-Dade County. Rene was the first elected President of Union Local S-5 and also served as elected President of the Dade County Port Authority Employee's Union A.S.C.M.E. After 27 years of dedicated service, he retired in May 1983.


Guy F. Walters 05/03/11 - Navy - WWII

Guy F. Walters Sr., 93, of Pembroke Pines, FL, passed away on May 3, 2011. He was born on February 13, 1918. He was cremated in Lake Worth.


Edward J. Bleyer 09/06/11 - Air Force - Korea

Bleyer, Edward J., 78, of Pembroke Pines, died Tuesday, September 6, 2011, after a long illness. Retired USAF. He is survived by wife of 58 years, Edith; son Mark of Pembroke Pines; daughter Sherree of Tempe, AZ; son Jeffrey of St. Johns, VI, (Debora) and their children Kristopher and Kaitlin; sister Margaret (Jack) Oakley of Springfield, IL; and sister-in-law Eileen of Miami Gardens. Memorial Service Sat. 9/17/11, 11 am at Boyd Panciera Funeral Home, Pembroke Pines. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery.


Cooper Camp 09/18/11 - Air Force - WWII

Cooper Camp, 92, of Pembroke Pines passed away Sunday, September 18, 2011. He was predeceased by his son Donald in 2008. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Catherine Camp and three children. Cooper was an Air Force veteran of WWII and a retired New York City Fireman , and a member of Post 385 of the American Legion. After moving to Florida in 1959 he was one of the founders of Angler Boat Corporation in Miami Lakes. He was an active parishioner of St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church and a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Knights of Columbus. Interment is at Our Lady Queen of Heaven, in North Lauderdale, Florida.


Clinton H. Lingerfelt 11/28/11 - Navy- Korea

(79) of Davie, passed away on Nov. 28. Clinton was a prominent member of the Miami business community, serving as VP and co-owner of Brady Roofing and Sheet Metal for more than 50 yrs. He is survived by his wife, Grace; his children, John, Valerie (Kitchens), Clinton Jr., Kent, and Greg; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


Jordan D. Raileanu 12/27/11 - Army - WWII

JORDAN DEWITT RAILEANU, born Aug. 8, 1927 in Bronx, NY, passed away Dec. 27, 2011. Graduate of Ohio State University. Beloved husband of Elaine, a loving father of Steven, Gary, Michael Raileanu, Haidi Appel, Tzipi Hofland, step children David and Helen Sisselman, and a cherished grandfather of 18. Jordan was a Vice President of Metalsource and also worked at the Jewish Vocational Services in Miami. After retiring he became an activist in many causes, was an arbiter for the Better Business Bureau, and the founding President of the Village Reform Congregation. Recently he was the chairman of the M & O Committee, in which he was active in the refurbishment of the Century Village Clubhouse. His work will be remembered by all. The family requests memorial contributions to the Village Reform Congregation. Funeral services Thurs. TODAY Dec. 29th 10AM at the Village Reform Cong. (in Century Village). He served in the US Army during World War II and was a member of The American Legion, Post 385.


Donald Korn 04/08/12 - Army - Vietnam

Interment at the South Florida VA National Cemetery in Lake Worth. Section 36C, grave 655.


George W. Wilsher 06/14/12 - Navy - WWII

George W. Wilsher, 89, of Weston, Florida passed away on June 14th, 2012. George was born in Washington D.C. on April 21, 1923, son of George and Daisy (Armistead) Wilsher.
He joined the Navy during WWII and served as an Aviation Ordnanceman. He worked for Marriott In-Flite Services in Miami, FL for over 30 years as an area controller. He was involved in the Ives Estates Optimist Club with Baseball and Football teams.
Married for 52 years to his wife Phyllis (deceased) he is survived by his son William F Wilsher of Boynton Beach, FL and his wife Kathy; son Steven E Wilsher of Weston, FL and his wife Monica. He had one grandchild Brian M Wilsher and two step-grandchildren Scott Carmichael and Kellie Thomas with spouse Dr. Chris Thomas and daughters Paige-Allen and Hailey-June.
Visitation will be on Saturday, June 16th at 10 AM immediately followed by burial with military honors at Fred Hunter's Hollywood Memorial Gardens at 11:00 A.M. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.

Interred at Fred Hunter's Hollywood Memorial Gardens, 6300 Taft Street. Section Oaklawn, grave 18D.


Elbert Armstrong 10/13/12 - Army - WWII


Angelo A. Perfetto 01/27/13 - Army - WWII


James Beicher 02/03/13 - Air Force - Vietnam Era


Alvin Trilling 02/14/13 - Coast Guard - WWII

Alvin Trilling passed away on February 14, 2013. Alvin was born in Atlantic City, NJ on January 13, 1928. Alvin was always known for his great sense of humor, love of life and zest for knowledge. He was a wonderful son, husband, father and grandfather. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 60 years Rita, children Lauren, Bethanne (Paul), and Robert (Susan) and grandchildren Audrey (Ben), Michael, Matthew and Emily. Survived by his siblings Aaron (Ada), Sandra, and Marcia (Irwin) and many neices and nephews. Alvin was cherished by his family and respected and loved by all. Alvin was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post 385.


Julian Smalkin 08/13/13 - Army - Korea

Interred at Star of David Cemetary, 7801 Bailey Rd., North Lauderdale. Section : Garden of Rebecca, five rows east of the west Garden of Rebecca marker.


Thomas A. Flynn 08/05/14 - Marines – Korea

  Thomas Anthony Flynn, 84, passed away August 5, 2014. Thomas was the son of Thomas and Agnes Flynn of Worcester, Mass. He is survived by his wife Lauraine, daughters Debora (James) Perkins, Aileen (Steve) Sesto, grandchildren Justin, Thomas, Tyler, Alexa and Corey. He is also survived by sister Mary Ellen Brigham, and brothers John (Beverly) Flynn, and Charles (June)Flynn, and several nieces, and nephews . Tom graduated from St. Peters Marian High School, Worcester, Mass and St. Anselm's College in Manchester, New Hampshire. He served in the Marine Corps and served in the Korean War. Upon discharge, he moved to Miami and married his wife Lauraine in 1954. He worked for the State of Florida until he retired in 1995. He was a member of American Legion Post 385. He enjoyed exercising, vacationing, and spending time with his family. He was a true gentleman to all who knew him and will be missed by all who loved him. Services were private for family and he was cremated.


Arthur Aiss 08/21/13 - Air Force – WWII


Joseph Pezullo 01/03/15 - Air Force – Korea

QUEENSBURY – Joseph A. Pezzulo, 81, passed away early Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 at his home at the Cedars Senior Living Community surrounded by his loving family after a long illness.

Born in Ticonderoga on Feb. 18, 1933, Joe was the son of the late Salvatore and Maria Pezzulo. After graduating from Ticonderoga High School, he enlisted in the US Air Force. He served during the Korean War, including one year n the Korean combat zone, and was honorably discharged as an Airman 1st Class. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, United Nations Service Medal, and the 50th Anniversary Commemorative Korean Medal.

During his time in the military, Joe developed a pen pal friendship with Rosalie Butera of Brooklyn, NY. Before shipping overseas, he went to New York to meet her and they fell in love. Joe and Rosalie were married upon his return from Korea. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on November 27, 2014.

Interment will immediately follow at the Gerald B. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Rd., Schuylerville.


Antonio C. Catubac - 05/13/2015 - Army – WWII

Antonio C. Catubac born on May 18, 1925 in Iliolo City, Philippines. Loving Father to Junie, Grecia, Merna, Henie (Daniel), Antonio Jr. (Jesica), Francis (Catherine), Febe (Gary), May (Roderick), Ana (Reginald). Beloved Grandfather to many grandchildren. Great grandfather to two grandchildren. Antonio was one of four siblings. Late brother to Lilia. Antonio was a U.S Army Veteran of World War II and a Life Member of The American Legion, Post 385, Pembroke Pines, Florida. He was awarded the American Legion 45 Year Continuous Member Pin at a recent Post 385 ceremony.

He is interred at The Philippine-American Cemetery in Iloilo City, Philippines.

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Andrew Paul Lokie - 01/12/14

Andrew Paul Lokie, 82, of Weston, Fla. died Jan 12, 2014. He grew up in Canton, Ohio. Commissioned into the US Army and proudly served for 28 years.
Survived by his wife of 58 years, Josephine; six children, twenty grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren. Buried at the Arlington National Cemetery.


Frank Mazzarella - 12/18/14 - Navy

  Frank was born on April 28, 1924 in Elizabeth, New Jersey where he lived most of his life.

Frank served proudly in the US Navy during WWII in the Pacific Ocean on the battleship, the USS Roche.

He was among the first to participate in The Honor Flight program that celebrates those members of our greatest generation by a trip to Washington, DC to visit the WWII memorial. He was justifiably proud and deservedly so. It's no surprise to anyone that he served his country so proudly.

Burial with Military Honors and interment at South Florida VA National Cemetery.


Roy Pitter - 1/6/15 - USAF

Roy Frederick Pitter was born on April 27, 1939 to Frederick Morgan Pitter and Lynette Pitter- McFarlene in Black River Jamaica. He was the youngest of their three boys.
Fred or "Freddy" as he was affectionately called grew up with his brothers Lloyd, Hugh and sister Daphne in Appleton, Jamaica. He attended Shiloh Primary School in Jamaica and St. Monica College in Kingston, Jamaica. In August 1956 he moved to Brooklyn, New York where he joined his Mother Lynette and step-father Irvin McFarlane and brothers Lloyd and Hugh. He attended Erasmus Hall High School and graduated in 1958.

On October 1, 1958 he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served at Shaw AFB, South Carolina, Wheelus Air Base, Tripoli, Libya, (North Africa), Dyess AFB, Texas, Ramey AFB Puerto Rico, and Pease AFB, New Hampshire as Accounting and Finance specialist until his release from active duty on November 30, 1966 with the rank of Airman First Class (E-4). On December 16, 1966 he entered New York Air National Guard 106 Air Refueling Group as an Accounting Specialist. He was then promoted to Senior Master Sergeant on June 15, 1974. He earned the rank of Captain in the Air National Guard, Reserve of the Air Force on March 9, 1979.

While working full time he earned a Bachelor's of Science in Business Management, Minor in Accounting from New York Institute of Technology in 1978. He also has an Associate of Arts and Associates of Applied Sciences degrees in Business Administration Management and Resource Management Technology. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on March 8, 1993. On April 30, 1999 he retired with the rank of Colonel.

In 1969 Freddy married Alice Chapman. The union produced two daughters Tricia Lynnette and Cherisse Lavern. His daughters were his pride and joy.
In 2001 Fred married Monica Lynch. They traveled the world together. You could often find them at a date night at the movies, cheering on the Miami Heat or worshiping together at church service.

Freddy was kind, warm, loving and lots of fun. He enjoyed writing, poetry, and was often called upon to give speeches and gave himself the name "Rhyming Roy". He was a caring person who loved to talk. He would have a conversation with whomever he came in contact with. Roy lived in Miramar, Florida, was a member of American Legion Post 385 and passed away on December 23, 2014 at the age of 75.


Allen C. Colton 08/05/14 - Air Force – Vienam


William B. Armstrong - 08/07/16 – NAVY - WWII

For more than 30 years, William B. Armstrong, a former Pembroke Pines mayor, helped oversee the city's growth.

Since he was first elected to the city commission in 1975, Armstrong was involved in the city's development, including its westward expansion in the 1970s, a land annexation that doubled its size in the 1980s and a population influx in the 1990s that distinguished the southwest Broward municipality as one of the nation's top 10 fastest-growing large cities .

Armstrong, who died Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 90, served on the Pembroke Pines commission in the capacity of mayor, vice mayor and commissioner until 2008 and is considered one of the city's pioneers.

"He really dedicated his full life to what he believed was best for the community and how it developed and provided services for all of its residents," said Pembroke Pines City Manager Charles Dodge. "He was concerned about the growth and how it would occur to the highest standards as far as how the city would look and that it maintained a standard that kept property values."

Armstrong Married his second wife, Nancy, in 1999 and started their own antique business, Armstrong's Attic. They were also members of the Hollywood Antiques and Collectibles Club, where they raised funds to donate food every month to the Salvation Army food pantry.

Before getting into politics, Armstrong served in the U.S. Navy as a radar operator in the Pacific Combat Zone during World War II. After the war, he joined the North Bay Village Police Department, rising to the rank of lieutenant. He then worked for the IRS for more than 20 years.

When Armstrong moved to Pembroke Pines, he became involved in several community groups, including the city's crime watch program, charter review board and his homeowners' association. He was also a member of American Legion Post 385 in Pembroke Pines; he often attended meetings and advised the Post ongoing matters within the city.

While Armstrong was still in office, the commission decided to name a new park after him because of his years of service in the city. The William B. Armstrong Dream Park, a peaceful six-acre area in the northern section of Spring Valley Park, 1700 NW 160th Ave., is home to the city's free Jazz in the Pines series.

"He was a dedicated elected official. He took his job very, very seriously," said Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank Ortis. "Pembroke Pines is what it is today pretty much because of his leadership."

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 10, 2016 at Boyd-Panciera Family Funeral Care, 1600 N. University Drive, Pembroke Pines. He will be buried after the service at Miami Memorial Park, 6200 SW 77th Ave.


  Martin Sobol - 11/27/15 - Coast Guard - Vietnam Era

Martin Sobol of Weston, FL formerly of Miramar, FL passed away Friday November 27, 2015. Beloved husband of the late Linda; loving father of Carrie (Jim) Sikes, Kimberly Sobol and Scott (Lori) Sobol; dear brother of Barbara (Mel) Sethman and Jerry Sullivan; cherished grandfather of Colby, Ryan, Chase, Reese, Miles, Logan and Kaden. He served in the US Coast Guard during the Vietnam period and was a member of American Legion Post 385 of Pembroke Pines, FL. Martin was a former city commissioner of Miramar, assistant principle of Miami Edison High School and Miami Northwestern High School. Internment at Levitt Weinstein/Beth David Memorial Gardens, 3201 NW 72 Avenue, Hollywood, FL.


Hector A. Castro - 01/12/2017 - Army - Vietnam


Kenneth Braidman - 03/14/2017 - Coast Gaurd - WWII

Kenneth Braidman, 93, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, May, son, Steven (Rebeca), daughter, Susan, and grandchildren, Jonathan (Allison), Michael (Katherine), Scott (Rachel), and Marcy Braidman, Samantha (Andrey), Main, and great grandchildren, Isabelle , Amelia, and Arthur Braidman. He is buried at the South Florida National Cemetary in Lake Worth, Fla.


Farris Jammel - 09/12/14 - WWII


Gerald G. Konzen - 06/12/15 - WWII


Murry S. Ginsberg - 06/14/2016 - Navy - WWII


Roger J. Cartier - 08/17/2016 - Army -WWII

Roger J. Cartier, 90, of Pembroke Pines, FL passed away on August 17, 2016. He was residing at Saint Joseph's Assisted Living Facility in Lauderdale Lakes.
He was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts and lived in Belchertown. He moved to Florida in 1948.
His beloved wife, Veronica, of 61 years passed away ten years ago.
He is survived by his three children. His daughter, Jeanne Brickman and her husband, Jack and grandson, John. His son, David Cartier. His other daughter, Carol Keenan and her husband, John Keenan. His grandchildren, George D. Finger and great granddaughter, Camila. His granddaughter, Christina Sims and husband David Sims and great grandchildren Veronica, Jasper and Augusta. Also, his step grandson, Stephen Keenan.
If friends so desire, contributions given in memory of Roger can be directed to The American Legion.


Jeffrey Shapiro - 09/25/16 - WWII - Army

Lakeside Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Miami, FL.


Pasquale T. Sessa - 01/15/17 - WWII


Peter Bouvier - 09/12/17 - Vietnam


Lou Manfra - 09/14/17 - Coast Guard - Vietnam

Lieutenant Commander, USCG, Louis P. Manfra, of Pembroke Pines, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017, with his family by his side. He was 71 years old. Born on March 25, 1946 in Somerville, Massachusetts, to the late Alfred and Corinne Manfra. Mr. Manfra proudly served our country in the U.S. Coast Guard as a Lieutenant Commander from 1967 until retirement in 1987. Lou was a member of The American Legion Post 385, Pembroke Pines, FL. Survived by his daughter, Jenny Levitt and her husband, Josh; sons, Chris Manfra and his wife, Alicia, Dennis Manfra and his wife, Meghan, Louis Manfra and his wife, Kelly; brother, Robert Manfra and his wife, Kathy; and his beloved 10 grandchildren. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, from 4-6 p.m. with Tributes of a Lifetime Service at 5:00 p.m. at Boyd-Panciera Family Funeral Care, University Drive Chapel. Inturnment will take place at a later date at the Bourne National Cemetery in Bourne, Massachusetts.


John R. Carlson - 01/17/17 - Navy - WWII

CARLSON, JOHN ROBERT, 90, of Miramar passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017. John went to Miami Edison and graduated from University of Miami with a B.S. in Civil Engineering degree in 1951. He retired February 9, 2009 as President of Carlson Construction Co. after 54 years. He was predeceased by his parents John E. and Esther Carlson and son Jon E. Carlson. He is survived by his wife Rosalie, daughters Candace Maners, Patricia Smith, sons Andrew Carlson, Cris Carlson, Glenn Menne, 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Memorial Services will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Boyd-Panciera 6400 Hollywood Blvd. Chapel.


Wesley Brock - 08/17/17 - Navy - Korea

Wesley Bruce Brock passed away in his sleep August 17, 2017. Born in Omaha, Nebraska on July 6, 1932, Bruce was raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Denver, Colorado. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Bruce was an active member in many groups, including the Masonic Lodge (Lodge 19 in Minneapolis), the Mahi Shrine of Miami, the Royal Order of the Jesters Miami (Court 88), the National Rifle Association (life member), the American Legion Post 385 and the Florida Wildlife Federation. He was a founding member of the South Florida chapter of Safari Club International. Bruce contributed to Fort Lauderdale's business community for fifty years with McEwen's Helpy Selfy Laundry and Southern Auto Trim and Glass. He enjoyed international hunting and wildlife conservation, and the contacts and affiliations those experiences afforded him. He loved talking to people and sharing stories with each person he met. He will be laid to rest in Minneapolis at a future date.


Walter E. Meshaka - 10/31/17 - Air Force - Korea

MESHAKA, WALTER E. of Miramar, Florida, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on October 31, 2017. Walter was born in Sidon, Lebanon, on February 21, 1928 to Emile and Jamal (nee Mattar) Meshaka. In 1950, he migrated to the United States. He joined the Air Force shortly thereafter and became a disabled veteran honoring his adopted country. Walter earned his Electrical Engineering degree from Northeastern University and furthered his education in obtaining his Professional Engineering license. Later, he met his wife, Rose A. Meshaka (nee Tawa) in West Roxbury, MA. They married in 1954 and settled down in Dedham, MA to start a family. They had two children, Donna A. Meshaka and Walter E. Meshaka, Jr. Walter and Rose were active parishioners of Our Lady of the Annunciation on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury, MA. where he donated hours upon hours of his time and talent to help build the new church which is now the Cathedral for the Eparchy of Newton. In 1969, Walter and Rose moved their family to Miami and once again, Walter served his church selflessly helping to found and establish St. Jude Melkite Catholic Church on Brickell Avenue. He was relentless in his passion for the church and was the right-hand person to the pastors who served the Melkite community. He was honored with the Cross of Jerusalem and a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre. He served many years on the Parish Council and was always there when his church needed him. He continued to serve even in his retirement. Walter always welcomed anyone who came to this country and needed help getting started. He opened his home and his heart to help those who wanted a new life in this great county. Besides his wife of 63 years, Walter leaves behind a brother, Brahim (Dolly Chami), son, Walter E. Meshaka, Jr. (Betty Ferster), and daughter, Donna A. Meshaka (Emil Meshaka), seven grandchildren (Russell, Greg, Michael, Elizabeth, Brahim, Maxwell and Molly), and one great-grandchild (Adrian Xavier) and many nieces and nephews who well remember his generosity and love. His presence on this earth will be greatly missed but his memory is everlasting. As Walter would always say: "Thank you God for another day". Now his days will be without pain or suffering and his memory will be eternal. Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at St. Jude Melkite Catholic Church at 126 SE 15th Road, Miami, FL 33129. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Cemetery at 11411 N.W 25th Street, Doral, FL 33172. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Melkite Catholic Church. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7 (NIV)


George D. Vrotsos - 11/15/17 - Army - Vietnan

George D. Vrotsos, 82, of Davie, Florida passed away November 15, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 23, 1935, in Samos, Greece, the son of Demetrios G. and Kallirroy (Orologas) Vrotsos. George came to the United States in the early 1950's, settling in Youngstown, Ohio. He served 2 tours in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1963. Following his discharge, George moved to South Florida. He was a member of North Miami Greek Orthodox Church of Annunciation and of American Legion Post 385 in Pembroke Pines. George is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Vickie; sons, Demetrios (Kimberly), John (Sandra) and Emmanuel (Elena); grandchildren, Yanni, Marina, Alexios, Georgie, Arianni, Victoria and Adrianna; sisters, Athena Tsamanis and Kiki Kyriazis; nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. George will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia at a later date. If friends so desire, contributions given in his memory can be directed to the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Trust.


Ariosto Morales- 03/10/18 - Air Force- Vietnam


Benjamin J. Guerra - 05/30/18 - Air Force- Vietnam

He is buried at the South Florida National Cemetary in Lake Worth, Fla. SECTION 21  SITE 1348


Louis S. Papelette - 09/22/18 - Army - WWII

Louis Papelette, 92, died peacefully in Miramar, FL on September 22, 2018 and is survived by his wife Frances.

He served in the US Army during WWII at the rank of TEC 5.

He was interred at the South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth (Section A-49, Row C, Site 6).


Estelle Kfare-Lindsey - 10/04/18 - Army - WWII

It is with great sadness that the family of Estelle Kfare announces her passing on October 4, 2018 at the age of 88. She was born on October 9, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York to Fanny and Harry Rabinowitz.

Estelle, fondly known by her family as Nanny, will be sadly missed by her children, Joanne Marsh and Sharon Lee Tipaldi. She will be forever loved by her 6 grandchildren , Elizabeth Hilary Arcos, Aaron Jacob Vazquez, Stefani Ashley Villasana, Rebecca Michelle Wilkotz, Heather Alicia Marsh, Jason Andrew Wilkotz. Her great grandchildren, Tré Angel Vazquez, Devon Walker Vazquez, and Tye Jacob Vazquez will fondly remember and miss her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fanny and Harry Rabinowitz, as well as her daughter, Cynthia Gail Wilkotz.

One of Estelle's passions was volunteering. Many years were spent dedicating her time to various organizations, including the Pembroke Pines Police Department, Hollybrook Administration Office, and Board of Directors at Hollybrook Tennis Club. During her time with Citizens on Patrol, she enjoyed making friends with fellow volunteers and officers, passing out candy to children on Halloween, protecting the community by distributing parking tickets (including ticketing her son-in-law, unknowingly), and helping set up the Pines Night Out. Many of her days and nights were dedicated to reviewing and transcribing recipes for the publication of the Hadassah Cookbook. In her spare time, she enjoyed working on puzzles, reading, and watching soap operas and musicals. Estelle was renowned for her knitting and needlepoint skills, which she passed on to her daughters. Her friends and family will particularly miss her unique taste in clothing. Estelle was always known to wear bright, playful colors and patterns, and none of us will be able to look at a fluff ball without thinking of her and smiling.

A funeral service in memory of Estelle will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm, at the Riverside Gordon Memorial Chapel, 5900 SW 77th Ave Miami, Florida 33143 with Rabbi Rachelle Nelson officiating. Shiva will follow the service and continue through Tuesday, October 9, at Joanne Marsh's apartment. The family invites friends and loved ones to join them in mourning her passing and remembering the wonderful life she had.


Warren Mull- 08/14/18 - Air Force - WWII


Dominic Barbera - 09/28/18 - Navy - Korea

Born Thanksgiving Day November 30, 1933 Jersey City New Jersey, the Medical Center charity ward. America is in the middle of a great depression, these were tough times, as family we were homeless twice. December 7, 1941 the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, America enters World War II and the great depression comes to an end.

Dominick's work life began at the age of 12 in a food store while he attended school in Jersey City. He worked on various construction jobs until he moved to Miami in 1950 and went to work for Florida Power and Light at $1.00 an hour. Dominick moved on from FPL back to construction where he could earn more money.

During his working years he was a card carrying union member from age 16 to the present. Dominick paid dues to IBHC, Teamsters, IBEW, Bricklayers and Masons and 1AFF for a total of 64 years.

Dominick met Beverly Martin on December 27, 1954 and married on July 16, 1955 and had four children, Valerie, Charles, Christopher and Mark. Two of his sons were Fire Fighters that are now retired.

Dominick began working for Bal Harbor Fire Department 1966 and organized Uniformed Fire Fighters Association Local 1844. He was president from 1968 until Bal Harbor merged with Dade County Fire Department in 1971. Dominick was then employed by Miami Dade County. He was elected to Local 1403 executive board in 1973 and served as vice president from 1978 and elected president in 1980 and held office until 1994.

Dominick retired after 28 years as a Fire Lieutenant/Paramedic. He was Re-elected as president from 2000 to 2004. In 2010 he was re-elected and served again until 2012. Dominick also was elected to the executive board from 2006 until 2008. In 1984 he was elected International Association of Fire Fighters 12th District Vice President and served 22 years until 2006. In 2006 he served as the REF Alumni Coordinator until 2014.

Dominick's honors include 4 years United States Naval Reserve, Honorable Discharge. President Emeritus REF Local1403, 1AFF it District Vice President Emeritus, FPFIAFF 12th District Vice President Emeritus.

He attended Miami Dade Community College, George Meany Institute, and have taken many labor classes. Dominick Barbera passed away September 28, 2018.


Kenneth Bialy - 10/07/18 - U.S. Marine Corps - Vietnam

Kenneth Stephen Bialy, 79, of Davie, Florida, passed away on Sunday October 07, 2018, due to natural causes. Kenneth was born in Bronx, New York on January 30, 1939. He graduated from Power Memorial High School and continued on to receive a degree from Seaton Hall Universary. Ken was married to Judith Ann Menta Bialy in May 1964 ; they were married 53 long long years. Ken worked as a Vice President for J. I . Kislak Mortgage Company for 40+ years. He enjoyed being a Father, Husband and Grampy to his Grand Daughters. Ken is survived by Spouse Judith, Sons Scott and Glenn, Daughter in Laws Rebecca and Judith Anne, Grand Daughters Bethanne, Grace and Reagan and his trusty Yorkie Mishka, and other family and friends. Ken is preceded in death by his parents and recently his brother Robert Bialy.

A memorial was held on Saturday October 13 at 7:00 pm at 6301 Taft St, Hollywood, Florida, 33024. Memorial arrangements was handled by Fred Hunter Funeral homes.


Michael "Mike" G. Mauer 10/11/2018 - Merchant Marines - WWII – Army - Korea

Michael G. “Mike” Mauer of Plantation passed away on October 11 th , his 91 st birthday, in Melbourne, FL after a cardiac arrest.  Mike was born 10/11/1927 in Kansas City, MO to his parents who predeceased him, Michael G. and Ruby Kelly Mauer.  He is also predeceased by his devoted wife of 57 years, Janet, who passed away 10/4/17, and his dear “little sister,” Patricia Marie Baar.

Mike was a child of the depression and a proud member of the Greatest Generation, who served his country in both the Merchant Marines during WWII and then the Army during the Korean conflict. Mike was a member of the American Legion Post 385, Pembroke Pines, FL.

He was a natural born engineer long before his formal education at Kansas University. He could fix most anything often making the part needed to do so and enjoyed helping others with repairs.

Mike relocated to Miami in 1953 and never left South FL, building a house in Plantation Acres in 1973, which was his final home.  He worked as an engineer for over 50 years in the window and building industry in South FL.  Upon retirement from his first career, he went to work “for fun” as an usher and security at Bank Atlantic Center, Joe Robbie Stadium, as he always called it, as well as other stadiums and arenas in the area. Mike was a member of the American Legion Post 385, Pembroke Pines, FL.


Henry L. Haddon - 02/05/19 - Air Force - Korea

Henry Louis Haddon, resident of South Florida, passed peacefully at the age of 84 on February 5, 2019.

Born July 16, 1934 to Sarah Nell Far and Frank Madison Haddon, Henry grew up in Anderson, South Carolina. Veteran of the United States Air Force, he enlisted in 1954 and proudly served a two year tour in Berlin, Germany from 1956 to 1958. Henry was an alumni of Indiana University, and upon his return from service he obtained his Bachelors Degree from the University of South Carolina, followed by a Masters of Education from the University of Miami. Henry dedicated over 40 years to the Miami-Dade Public School system where he served the community as both a teacher and a principal. His legacy continues to inspire his students, teachers, closest friends, and loving family.

Henry is survived by his brother David, daughter Heather, three sons, Matthew, Andrew, and Jonathan, former wife Viviana, and grandson Bradley.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 14, at M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Sullivan-King Mortuary.


Alberto V. Darby - 02/19/19 - Air Force - Korea

Albert Darby served as Vice Commander of American Legion Post 385


Leon Mogel - 06/13/19 - Army - WWII

Leon Edward Mogel of Pembroke Pines, FL passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 surrounded by his devoted family and loved ones. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on November 24, 1927 and was the son of the late Edna Amelia Mogel and Leon John Mogel. Ed, as he liked to be called, graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy in 1945 and was a proud U. S. Army Veteran during World War II.

He met and married the love of his life, Marcella Mucha Mogel, also a proud U. S. Army Veteran while she was working at Valley Forge Military Hospital where he was a patient for over two years. They married on September 11, 1948 and were blessed to celebrate their 70th Wedding Anniversary on 9/11/18. Ed graduated from Pierce School of Business Administration in Philadelphia, PA in 1951 and became a CPA in 1953. After enjoying family vacations in Florida for several years, Ed decided the warm and sunny climate was for him. He relocated his family to Miami in 1961 and started working as the Controller and then advanced to the Executive Vice-President at Sheffield Industries where he remained until he retired.

In 1965, Ed was a part of one of the biggest business ventures that developed and operated the first modern and luxurious movie theater in South Florida located in Bay Harbor Islands on Kane Concourse. After retirement, he became a Real Estate Broker and opened his own real estate offices in North Miami and the Country Club of Miami areas. Ed was a loyal member of the North Miami Elks Lodge #1835 where many and long lasting friendships were formed. They enjoyed many weekend golf outings with their families on the east and west coast of Florida.

In his retirement years, Ed enjoyed special family times at their weekend home in Key Largo where they fished on his bright yellow (his favorite color) boat which he named “For the Good Times” and played tennis and enjoyed the sunny outdoors with close friends. Throughout the years, Sunday dinners together were almost guaranteed. He taught his children that there is only one way to do things, the right way and never be afraid to stand up for yourself. Throughout his life, Ed was a very astute businessman even up into his 90's. He always wanted the very best for his family and taught his children many things so they would have the knowledge to be successful in the world. He helped whoever needed it and in the prime of his life loved to help his children repair and remodel their homes. He took so much pride in sharing his tremendous craftsman's abilities.

Ed is survived and will be greatly missed by his adored wife of 70 years, Marcella, daughter Diane Mogel (Joe Wick) of Pembroke Pines, FL, daughter Donna Mogel Demirgian of Miami, son Darryl Mogel (Patricia) of Clermont, FL, cousins Elsa (Ron) Krengel and Lois Klatt; and by many close friends and business associates that remained a part of his life. He will be reunited with his beloved uncle, Alfred Klatt (Marion); and cousin, Paul Klatt. The Mogel family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to their family physician and friend for 50+ years, Dr. C. Reynolds Knorr and his wife Maridonna for their unconditional support and comfort throughout the years.


Peter J. Savoca - 06/13/19 - Army - Korea


Anthony E. Pietroro 09/16/19 – USAF - Korea

Anthony E. Petroro age 85 of Pembroke Pines, Florida passed away on Monday, September 16, 2019. He was born in Queens, New York on Friday, January 12, 1934.

Anthony is survived by his loving wife of 60 years: Jean Petroro; children: Roseann Petroro, Valerie Petroro Rothrock and her husband, Milton, Gina Caminiti and her husband, Robert and Guy Anthony Petroro and his wife, Nicole; grandchildren: Thomas Anthony Petroro and his wife, Stephanie, Kristin Caminiti, Jessica Caminiti and Alexa Petroro; great-grandchildren: Connor Petroro and Sydney Petroro; brother: Nicholas Petroro and his wife, Carmela and sister: Loretta Catarelli. Anthony was a member of Post 385 of the American Legion and was a Korean War veteran serving in the Air Force.

Memorial Gathering to be held at Boyd-Panciera Family Funeral Care University Drive Chapel on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Prayer Service and Tributes of a Lifetime at 7:00 PM. 

Interment held on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 1:00 PM in Niche of South Florida National Cemetery, Lake Worth, Florida 


Louis Pipitone 08/26/19 – Navy - WWII

Louis Pipitone, 94, died peacefully in his Ocala, FL home on August 26, 2019.
He was born on July 3, 1925 in Silver Lake, NJ the son of the late Salvatore and Mary Pipitone.

Louis was a Veteran of World War II. He was extremely patriotic and loved his country. In September of 1943 he joined the armed forces and was assigned to the Naval Station Great Lakes in Great Lakes, IL. After graduating from Recruit Training Command, he was assigned to the Naval Training Station in NY and deployed to the destroyer USS Thompson as a Diesel Engineer. He patriciapted in wartime efforts within the Asiatic Pacific, American Area, and European African campaigns, to include the Normandy Invasion. Louis was awarded 2 campaign stars and the WWII Victory Medal.

He was a brave and loyal sailor, a devoted husband and a loving father. He married Hildegard Behr in Miami Shores, FL in 1957. He is survived by his wife, Hildegard; his sons, Ronald (Arlyn) and Richard (Dori); his daughter, Anna Maria (Jim); his two granddaughters, Erika and Brooke; his sister, Josephine Silhan; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also preceded in death by his brothers Charles and Matteo Pipitone.

A private military burial will take place at Florida National Cemetary in Bushnell, FL.


Ezekiel L. Seda 01/19/20 – Army - WWII - Korea

Ezekiel "Louis" Seda, 94, of Pembroke Pines, passed away January 19, 2020. Born April 11, 1925 in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico and came to the U.S. in 1936 to join his parents and eight siblings in New York. He was a proud U.S. Army Veteran, who served during WW II in Europe from 1943-1945. He then re-enlisted and served in the Korean Conflict as a Staff Sargent. After leaving the Army in 1952, he returned to New York, where he later met the love of his life, Amparo. They married in 1955 and later moved to South Florida in 2001. Louis was a member of American Legion Post 385, Pembroke Pines, FL.

Preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Amparo and his siblings. Ezekiel is survived by sons, Luis and his wife Yvonne, Edgar and his wife Martha; grandchildren, Christina, Michelle, Marlene, Abigail, Andrew and Daniel; great grandchildren, Solomon, Samuel, Jonathan, Tristan, Jacob, Shaun, Gabriel and Valentina.

Graveside Services, January 30, 2020, 10:30 AM at South Florida National Cemetery,6501 South State Road Seven, Lake Worth, Florida, 33449.


John Richard Johnson 04/03/2020 – Air Force - Korea

John Richard Johnson 86 (born 02/07/34) departed this Life April 3, 2020. Visitation is private. Arrangements by Joseph A. Scarano Pines Memorial Chapel Pembroke Pines, Florida. John was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and a member of The American Legion, Post 385 in Pembroke Pines for 23 years. Interment at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery in Miami. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.


George Kitchener Webster - 04/10/2020 - Army – Vietnam

It is with great sorrow that we share the sudden passing of George Kitchener Webster, beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, retired Lieutenant Colonel, and accomplished athlete, who was taken from this world on April 10, 2020, in Weston, Florida.

The first of three children, born 0/07/1942, George grew up in Detroit, Michigan. Early on, he displayed the work ethic and initiative that would frame his many successes when he built a paper route large enough to buy his first horse and first car. George earned a football scholarship to the University of Detroit where he served in the ROTC program, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science. George played two seasons with the Cleveland Browns before joining the United States Army as a Lieutenant.

Serving two tours in Vietnam as a Troop Commander, George went on to have a distinguished twenty-year military career, earning numerous meritorious awards including two Silver Stars, four Bronze Stars, four Purple Hearts, three Air Medals, the Combat Infantry Badge, and the Ranger tab. Other highlights of his military career include coaching football at West Point and serving the US Army at both the Pentagon and NATO (where he also played for the Brussels British Rugby Club).

Retiring from the military, George earned an MBA from Georgia State University, and worked as President and CEO of two successful companies before establishing his own consultancy. Riding his horses and competing in reining competitions filled his later years, winning multiple first place rankings and numerous other awards. George was a member of The American Legion, Post 385, Pembroke Pines, Florida.

Though, if you had asked him, it was not his accomplishments he was most proud of, but of his family. It was his 51-year marriage to the love of his life, and their three sons, that gave him the most joy. From coaching little league soccer teams to carving pine wood derbies for his kid's cub scouts, he was the best dad. He was the best husband! He was always there, supportive of his family.

George is survived by his wife, Patty, and their three sons: Bryon and his wife, Cuifen, and their children, Sophia and adopted son, Wenhao; Eric and Jenne, and their daughter, Story Sue; and Shawn and McCall and their children, Penelope, and Tristan; his brother, Wayne Webster, as well as his many nieces, nephews, and cousins; other special extended family members, and many friends. We share these things and can still only hint at the impactful and full life that was George K. Webster's. He will be missed, and though he himself would have never claimed it, to have known him was to know greatness. It is with a heavy heart that we write, he was our hero and a hero to so many others. He will always be in our hearts.

George will be laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.


Stanley M. Brust - 02/25/2021– Army - WWII

Stanley M. Brust, 95, of Pembroke Pines, FL, passed away on February 25 th , 2021. He was born on 12/8/1925. He served in the US Army for seven years. He was a Tank Commander, 42nd Tank Battalion, 11 th Armored Division in WWII. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was a liberator of the Mauthausen Concentration Camp. He is survived by his beloved wife Bonnie, daughter Susan, son-in-law Bill and grandchildren Jon and Leigh. He is a member of The American Legion Post 385, Pembroke Pines, FL. A graveside service was held on March 1st, 2021 at the South Florida National Cemetery (6501 FL-7, Lake Worth, FL 33449).


Ronald J. Schweighardt 12/29/2020 – USAF – Vietnam


Ronald J. Schweighardt was born on 9/22/1946. He was an attorney and practiced in Pembroke Pines.

He was a member of Post 385 of the American Legion. He passed on December 29, 2020 at age 74.