Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Obituaries - Keevan, Mihalik

Thomas Edward Keevan, age 84, of LaBelle, passed away May 2, 2014 in Bay Pines.

He was born Sep. 11, 1929 in Dover, NH, to the late Leroy Francis and the late Mary (Lawless) Keevan. He retired from the US Army as a Master Sergeant. Thomas was a Veteran of Korea & Vietnam and was a recipient of the Bronze Star, The Meritorious Service Award and several other honors. He retired to LaBelle in 1987.

Survivors include his son: Thomas (Stacy) Keevan II of Atlanta, GA, daughters: Patricia Borst-Gibbons (Herbert Clanton) of Tampa, Ann (Greg) Starkey of LaPlata, MD and Jean (Matthew) Floss of Tampa, ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Fujiko Keevan in 2011.

Military Honors will be held Thursday, May 8, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota. Interment will follow at Sarasota National Cemetery.

Steve Mihalik, age 98, passed away May 2, 2014. He was born January 2, 1916 in Chicago, IL, to the late Anna Ponca Mihalik and the late Stefan Mihalik. He worked in St. Joseph, Michigan and Hialeah, Florida, retiring to Sebring in 1980.

Steve was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Myrtle Normoyle Mihalik, a brother, William Mihalik and a sister, Olga Lepsi.

He is survived by his daughters, Betty Mihalik of Sebring and Kay (Carey) Brasecker of LaBelle, Florida. He is also survived by a brother, Albert Mihalik of Stevensville, Michigan and a sister, Anne Benko of Bridgman, Michigan.

He was a WW II vet and a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Moose. He was an avid bowler for many years and always had a garden of tomatoes and strawberries.

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