Beryl Ann Wilder Levchik, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in August 1930. She passed away at home after a lengthy illness, on 29 November 2016, surrounded by her family.
Beryl grew up in New Orleans, LA. She trained for four years at Hotel-Dieu Hospital in New Orleans, becoming a Registered Nurse in 1952. She met her husband, Nicholas Levchik, at Keesler AFB and they were married in Biloxi, Mississippi, in November 1952. She served around the world, including Germany and Spain, and stateside in Pennsylvania, Colorado and Alabama, as she supported her husband during his diverse military assignments in the Army Air Corps and Air Force. After her husband died in 2011, she continued to dévote herself to her faith and her family.
A much-loved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Beryl will be fondly remembered for her unfailing love, delightful personality, generosity of spirit, and consistent cheerfulness. An exceptionally devoted Catholic, she worshiped at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church in Pensacola, FL. Her family and friends are blessed by Beryl’s extraordinary Christian life; she truly walked the walk.
In addition to wonderful memories, Beryl leaves behind her four children; Linda Levchik Burker of Pensacola, FL, Nicholas Levchik, Jr. of Prattville, Alabama, Wayne E. Levchik of Pensacola, FL, and Elizabeth Levchik Lee of Kailua, Hawaii, twelve grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. Her beloved sister, Peggy Carmouche, preceded her through heaven’s gate earlier this year.
A Funeral Mass will be held at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church in Pensacola, FL on December 7th at 10 AM, followed by a private committal at Barrancas National Cemetery.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 9945 Hillview Road, Pensacola, FL 32514.
Van Dyke, Sadie “Becky” Estella Martin: Becky, 84, peacefully passed away at West Florida Hospital on Saturday, November 26, 2016, surrounded by loving family. Becky was born on January 30, 1932, in Pekin, IL to Nathan and Henrietta (Hinson) Martin. She graduated from Pekin High School in 1950. On June 7, 1952 she married her loving husband of 64 years, Troy Van Dyke, Sr. During their marriage, they lived in Pekin and Rockford, IL, Memphis, TN and most recently in Pace, FL. She is survived by her husband and their five children: Debra (John) Walker of Pace, FL, Danny (Robin) Van Dyke of Hazel Green, AL, Susan (Peter) Dellow of Christchurch, NZ, Brenda (Robert) Bratton of Colorado Springs, CO and Troy (Jennifer) Van Dyke, Jr. of Collierville, TN; 10 grandchildren: Angela Gwyn, Lisa (Brian) Starnes, Justin (Katie) Van Dyke Tackett, Valerie (Dave) Bratton-Stout, Tyler (Brittany) Bratton, Morgan (Paxton) Ivy, Katie and Emily Walker, and Joshua and Ellie Van Dyke; and three great grandchildren: Arianna Gwyn, Andre Doyle and Caleb Bratton. Also surviving are her two brothers, Allen (Carole) and Roland Martin of Pekin, IL, and many nieces and nephews. Becky will be deeply missed by her family and her faithful pet, Maggie.
Becky was predeceased by her parents and four sisters and four brothers.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4600 N. Ninth Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32503.
Walter Bishop Pell, 64 of Evergreen, AL. passed away on November 26, 2016.
James H. Morton, 68 of Pensacola died November 26, 2016
Vera Lee Chavez, 86 of Pensacola died on November 25, 2016
Nelouise Seale beloved mother and grandmother passed into the hands of the almighty on Friday Nov. 25.
May he grant her peace.
Vera Lee Chavez, 86 of Pensacola died on Thursday, November 24, 2016
William Edward Palmer, 77 of Gulf Breeze died on November 24, 2016
Elizabeth Brown Deane, 96 of Gulf Breeze died on November 24, 2016
Norman “Snookie” Anthony Wehby, 77, of Pensacola, Florida, passed away, Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Norman was born June 25, 1939 in Birmingham, Alabama to Norman and Marie (Shory) Wehby. He graduated from John Carroll High School in 1957 and attended Samford University. Norman is survived by his wife Nancy (Haynes) Wehby, his son, Michael Norman Wehby and his wife Shannon (Lammon) Wehby, his two grandsons Gavin and Gareth Wehby, His Daughter Shirley and Son-in Law Tom Lewis and granddaughters Regan and Belle Lewis, three siblings Kelly Wehby, Nancy (Wehby) Smith, And Robert “Bobby” Wehby. There are many in-laws, cousins, and other relatives that will dearly miss him. A procession will meet at Family Funeral & Cremation on 12/16/16 in Pensacola, FL at 1:00 PM to be lead to Barrancas National Cemetery by 2:05 PM where Norman will receive a Military Service to be laid to rest.
Norman Anthony Wehby, 77 of Pensacola died November 23, 2016. Arrangements will updated at later time.
On 11/23/2016 Ed Law, loving husband, father, grand, great grandfather and friend slipped the surly bonds of earth, put out his hand and touched the face of God.
Ed was born in Ft. Worth, Texas August 19, 1924 to Allan and Josephine Parks Law. He graduated from Tyler High School in 1940 and that same year joined the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University. Like most of that famous Class of 44 he left with them in 42 to serve his country. Joining the Marines and getting his Wings of Gold at NAS Pensacola, he flew the iconic Corsair.
After the war, Ed completed his education at the University of Texas earning a degree in Architectural Engineering and while there became a member of Sigma Nu. On active reserve, Marine Captain Law once again answered the call to serve his country in the Korean War, climbing this time into a jet rather than his trusty Corsair.
In 1959 Ed founded what would become the Law Company and Law Kingdon Architects and Engineers in Wichita Kansas.
The Law Company became one of the premiere designers and builders of regional malls across the country. His Marine experience as a pilot came in handy during those early years as he flew the company plane, only turning over the left seat as the planes got bigger and the flights got longer.
Ed was a Life Director of the Association of General Contractors, President of the Wichita Jaycees, Kansas State Outstanding Jaycee, President of The Greater Downtown Wichita and chairman of the Wichita Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission. Ed sat on the boards of the Wichita Chamber of Commerce, United Fund, and Catholic Charities to name just a few.
An avid golfer he was three time Wichita Country Club Champion, played in two British Amateur Championships and in 1980 had the honor of teeing off in the inaugural U.S. Senior Open at Winged Foot Golf Club. While playing a round of golf with Arnold Palmer, Arnie joked “If you could putt a lick, the world would have heard of you.”
A member of many of golf associations Ed was proudest of being a founding member of The Society of Seniors. His final days of golf were played at Pensacola Country Club, saying he would only play on days that ended in “y.”
Ed is survived by his wife of 37 years Carol (Settimo Koll). His children Pat, Mike, Greg (Cyd), Katherine Eaves (Robert), Jim and P.J. Koll. Grand children Shannon Otte (Ed), Sean, Crystal Simmons(Andrew), Brett, Kaela, Lindsay Hunter(Rick), Kerry Eaves, Houston Eaves and Pip Koll. Great Grandchildren Jackson Otte, Maggie Otte, Luke Otte, Eli Simmons, Rory Hunter and his former spouse and friend Margaret Law.
The family would like to thank the Nurses and Doctors at Baptist ICCU and Covenant Hospice for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Covenant Care Hospice, The National Flight Academy Scholarship Fund NAS Pensacola, Naval Aviation Museum Foundation or a charity of your choice.
Family and friends may meet at Family-Funeral & Cremation 7253 Plantation Road on December 12 at 12:30 PM. for a funeral procession departing at 1 PM for interment at Barrancas National Cemetery at 2:00 PM, followed by a 3 PM Celebration of Life at Pensacola Country Club.
Rachel C. Stringer 37 of Mary Esther died November 19,2016
Donald Eugene Glenn 74 of Cantonment died November 19, 2016
Annie L. Rushing 90, of Pensacola died November 18, 2016.
Jacqueline Schulze 89, of Miramar Beach died November 18, 2016
Bennie Carlton Scott, 78, of Pensacola died November 17, 2016
Carmen Mijarez, 81 of Cantonment died November 17, 2016.
Samuel Robert Elleard
August 26, 1949-November 16, 2016
Samuel Robert Elleard, 67, of Gulf Beach, Florida, suddenly lost his life on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, due to a brief illness with cancer. After a brave, positive, and courageous fight, he has joined the Lord in Eternal Life to watch over his family. He leaves to cherish his love and the times they shared: his wife and best friend of 46 years, Deborah Kelly Elleard; his three children and their spouses, Samuel Clinton Elleard (Krystal), Robert William Elleard (Karen), and Tracy Elleard Lyons (Jesse); 9 grandchildren (soon to be 10); his sister Donna Elleard Harris (Jim) and many nephews, nieces, and wonderful friends. His parents Robert William Elleard and Lois Lowe Elleard preceded him in death.
Sam was born in Mt. Vernon, Washington, and spent most of his childhood in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.His family moved to Mobile, Alabama, while he was in middle school and he claimed Mobile as his hometown. He was an athlete and played baseball and basketball at Davidson High School. He was on the All-County High School basketball team for two years and played on the Freshman Basketball Team at U.S.A. He shared these skills with his children by coaching and serving as Westside Park President and Cub Scouts Pack Leader. He attended The University of South Alabama and was a Sigma Chi Alpha, charter member of Sigma Chi, and Phi Mu Big Brother.
He was a proud American and served his country in the U. S. Army National Guard, achieving the rank of Sergeant. He retired from Graybar Electric Company and Alpine Power Systems as a project engineer, after 42 years in the industry. Sam was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, boating, and all water sports. He deeply enjoyed being a member of the Mobile Mystics Mardi Gras Association andAdmiral’s Crew, supporting the South Alabama Jags football program, and serving as Pensacola U.S.A. Alumni Association President.
Sam never met a stranger, enjoyed the tunes of Jimmy Buffett, loved new adventures, and especially loved living in paradise. A private memorial service will be held. The family welcomes family and friends to a Celebration of Sam’s Life at an Open House on Friday, Nov. 25, between 2:00-5:00 p.m. Donations may be made in memory of Samuel R. Elleard to the South Alabama Jaguar Athletic Fund - GridIron Club (Athletic Development, 6001 USA Drive South, Suite 35, Mobile, AL 36688), the USA Mitchell Cancer Center (Office of MCI Development, 300 Alumni Circle, Mobile, AL 36688), Sigma Chi Foundation (1714 Hinman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201)or an association of your choice.
Charles Owen Buckner 75, Pensacola died November 16, 2016.
Clarence Devon Fillingim 79 of Molino died November 16, 2016.
Mildred Margaret Varnes, 93 of Jay died November 16, 2016
John Robert Kepko, 86 of Navarre died Tuesday, November 15, 2016.