Obituaries

Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Thomas Nathaniel Barnes Jr.

Thomas Nathaniel Barnes Jr., affectionately known as “Mr. Barnes,” passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Lower Keys Medical Center. He was 91.

A viewing will take place Friday, July 31, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. 

Funeral services will take place Saturday, Aug. 1 at 1 p.m. at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. Bernard Lane Officiating. 

All arrangements are entrusted to Castillo & Thurston’s Key West Mortuary and Cremation center.

Thursday, July 30, 2015
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JIM McGUIRL

Jim McGuirl passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on July 22.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Greta Skikus and James McGuirl.

He is survived by his wife Aleisa, son and daughter-in-law Jimmy and Elizabeth McGuirl, daughter and son-in-law Michelle and Michael Nijalis, two grandchildren, James Bailey and Carter Nijalis, and sister and brother-in-law Susan and Chris MacDermant and their children Dillon, Dallas, Raquel, Dana and Alex Ripa.

There will be a benefit along with a public celebration of life Sunday, Aug. 2, at 1 p.m. at the Caribbean Club, Mile Marker 104.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to James McGuirl, c/o Bank of America, 99551 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, Florida 33037. Call 305-453-4461.

Thursday, July 30, 2015
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ANGEL BORREGO

Angel Borrego, 37, of Key West, Florida passed away on Wednesday July 22, 2015 at his home in Key West.

He was born in Hialeah, Florida on Jan. 30, 1978 to the late Cresiano and Eva Gonzalez Borrego.

Surviving is his wife Arme Borrego; son Emmanuel Borrego; daughters Evalynn, Julia and Autumn Borrego; sister Teresa Eacholes; brothers Jorge Borrego and Omar Alfonso; uncles Ignacio and Lazaro Gonzalez; aunts Caridad Vera, Dominga Gonzalez; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins survive.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at the Dean-Lopez Funeral Home 418 Simonton St. Key West, Florida.

Burial will be in Key West City Cemetery.

Visitation will be 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Thursday at Dean-Lopez Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations maybe directed to the family of Angel Borrego.

The Dean-Lopez Funeral Home is entrusted with all funeral arrangements.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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ANGEL BORREGO

Angel Borrego 37, of Key West, Florida passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at his home in Key West.

He was born in Hialeah, Florida on Jan. 30, 1978 to the late Cresiano and Eva Gonzalez Borrego.

Surviving is his wife Arme Borrego; son Emmanuel Borrego; daughters Evalynn, Julia and Autumn Borrego; brothers Jorge Borrego and Omar Alfonso; uncles Ignacio and Lazaro Gonzalez; aunts Caridad Vera, Dominga Gonzalez; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins survive.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at the Dean-Lopez Funeral Home 418 Simonton St., Key West. Burial will be in Key West City Cemetery.

Visitation will be 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Thursday at Dean-Lopez Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations maybe directed to the family of Angel Borrego. The Dean-Lopez Funeral Home is entrusted with all funeral arrangements.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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SHARON ANN (SHAW) MOORE

Sharon lost her courageous battle with cancer on July 23rd. She parted peacefully with her husband by her side. She was born in Cape May Court House, New Jersey July 5, 1957. She graduated from Lower Cape May Regional High School, and then graduated summa cum laude with her accounting degree from Oklahoma City University. She worked briefly in Cape May Court House at Tracey and Heun CPA’s and then Sharon met Billy Moore and moved to his Key West home in 1981. Her first job in Key West was driving the lobster boat and building traps with Billy.

Sharon began her illustrious accounting career in January 1982 at the CPA firm of Parks, Hutchings & Niles and worked at the same office location for more than 33 years and had established her own firm Sharon A. Moore, CPA in 2010.

Sharon was passionate about accounting and proud of her community leadership. The Chamber of Commerce recognized that leadership by honoring Moore with the prestigious Athena Award and induction into the Chamber’s Hall of Fame. Sharon was a Chamber member since 1982 and a director since 1993 and President in 1998. She chaired the Finance, Member Services, Leadership Conference committees and most recently Education committee. Sharon was dedicated to her profession being a past president of the Florida Keys Chapter of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Sharon’s infectious laugh and positive outlook on life boosted the spirits of anyone lucky enough to be in her company. She loved working, golf, knitting, gardening, shell collecting and the beach. She will be remembered for her Fantasy Fest costumes, handmade Christmas ornaments and cooking.

Sharon is survived by her loving husband Billy. Brothers Wayne (Brenda), Garry (Carol) and Robbie Shaw. Stepson Rob Moore (Jennilynn), Grandchildren Gabby, Fidi and Billy. Sister-in-law Linda and many nieces and nephews. Also her furry children Maddy and Tillie. She is predeceased by her parents Ray Sr. and Mae Shaw and brother Ray Jr.

Dates for celebration of her life will be announced at a later date.

Donations in her memory may be made to Ladies Invitational Bluefish Tournament of New Jersey, Key West Chamber of Commerce Education Five Star Program or the SPCA.

 

Saturday, July 25, 2015
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WALDO WILLIAM LEISNER

Senior Chief Petty Officer Waldo Leisner passed away peacefully at Mount Sinai Medical Center on July 21, 2015. He was 83.

He was the son of Otto and Ellen Leisner of Pierce, Nebraska. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Efigenia R. Leisner; daughter Linda M. Leisner; sons Stanley E. Leisner and Alan R. Leisner. He was preceded in death by his parents Ellen and Otto Leisner, his four brothers Gilbert, Kenneth, Lyle, Merlin, his sisters Mary Norton and Mae Meinke; brother-in-laws Leroy Norton and John Meinke; sister-in-laws Margret Leisner, Yvette Leisner, Juliet Leisner. Surviving sister-in-law Delores Wagner, Rosie Leisner; Great Aunt Dorothy Carse of Hawaii. Nephews Charles and Nancy Norton, Larry and Linda Norton, Susan and Danny Sapp, Keith and Karrie Leisner, Larry Leisner, Don Meinke, Sherilyn and Jerry Skeels, Laurie and Michael Smoron and boys, Benjamin Leisner, Gary Leisner and Jay Leisner.

Waldo Leisner joined the Navy in 1950 after graduating from Pierce High School and did boot camp in San Diego, California. After boot camp he was stationed in Guam, then Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where he met his wife Efigenia. They where married Aug. 4, 1956 then transferred to Key West to the commissary store 1958. He attended U.S. Naval Schools of command out of Norfolk, Virginia. The Navy was his life long career. He was stationed in New London, Connecticut, Newport Rhode Island, Trinidad and Tobago, Kingsville, Texas, Bayonne, New Jersey, Mayport and Jacksonville, Florida before coming back to Key West Naval Air Station. Retiring from the commissary store that was located in Simonton Street in 1975.

He served on the USS Boeing Strait, USS Mona Lou, DD860, USS Stickell, USS Camp, USS McCaffrey. He got to see the world visiting Europe, Africa, Pakistan, Asia, Middle East and Cuba.

He loved serving his country, his family and friends. He is a 50-year member of Fleet Reserves, American Legion, VFW out of Key West.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Dean-Lopez Funeral Home 418 Simonton St. Key West. Burial will be in the Key West City Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 p.m. until service time at 3 p.m. today at the Dean-Lopez Funeral Home.

The family would like to thank Dr. Calleja and Dr. Charity for Waldo’s care. Also, the Lower Keys Medical Center and the Key West Rehab Center, all the nurses and physical therapist, our deepest gratitude to all. The Dean-Lopez Funeral Home is entrusted with all funeral arrangements.