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Obituaries 4/14/22 | Clay At present

Obituaries 4/14/22 | Clay Today

Douglas W. Blanford
Douglas W. Blanford handed away unexpectedly, after a brief sickness and with household by his aspect, on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at Orange Park Medical Middle in Orange Park, FL. Douglas was born in Williamsport, PA, raised within the Binghamton, NY space, and resided for 20 years in Orange Park.
Douglas lately achieved an Affiliate Diploma in Laptop Science at Florida State Faculty in Jacksonville, FL, and beforehand held careers in gross sales, driving OTR and, most lately, laptop tech assist on the college he attended. He loved watching the Dallas Cowboys, deep sea fishing, bowling, darts, constructing and repairing computer systems, traditional mopar vehicles, which he had owned at occasions in his life, and touring to the Philippines in his later years, the place he met and married his spouse, Marlyn.
Douglas was preceded in loss of life by his mom, Judith Blanford; and his uncle, Douglas Fielder, and grandfather, Willard Lewis, who each have been an enormous affect in Doug’s formative years.
Douglas is survived by daughter, Sarah DeLarco; granddaughter, Audrey Delarco; his present spouse, Marlyn, of the Philippines; father, Ronald (Julie); brothers, Ronald (Stacy) and David (Molly); sister, Tammy McCarthy; aunts, Linda Andros and Ruth Niles, together with many cousins, nieces and nephews, and longtime buddies, Kalvin and Kathy Shoopman, who all cherished him very a lot.
Preparations are entrusted to Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Dwelling, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073, (904) 264-1233. A memorial service can be held at a future date.

Dierdre Marie Weaver Sopalski
November 25, 1960-February 26, 2022
After a protracted and valiant battle with Breast Most cancers, our mom, Dierdre Marie Weaver Sopalski, is lastly resting within the arms of her Savior. She was surrounded by household and angels and welcomed into Heaven by her loving husband, George.
Mother was born to Dorothy Macri and David Weaver on November 25, 1960 in Washington D.C. Her mother and father later divorced and she or he gained two extra mother and father, Stanley Bowie (Dorothy) and Shirley Hamilton Weaver (David). Mother grew up in Cornwall, NY with 4 brothers and three sisters. She graduated from Cornwall Excessive Faculty in Cornwall, NY in 1977.
Mother and Dad have been married on September 19, 1981 on the Saint Catherine’s Catholic Church in Orange Park, Florida. They made their residence in Orange Park, Florida and raised 5 kids, Jolene, Rebecca, Erin, Timothy, and Edwin (Eddie).
In 1998, Mother and our household have been baptized members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. A yr later, in honor of their 18th marriage ceremony anniversary, Mother and Dad, with their kids, have been sealed all the time and eternity within the Orlando Florida Temple on September 18, 1999.
Throughout her years with most cancers, she welcomed into her coronary heart and residential two sons in regulation and two daughters in regulation and 15 grandchildren. Mother’s best blessings have been her kids and grandchildren.
Whereas going by way of chemo and radiation, Mother accomplished her affiliate diploma in Enterprise Administration. She then labored as a instructor’s aide for youngsters in Particular Schooling at Ridgeview Elementary. Previous to her baptism within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Mother performed guitar and sang for mass at Saint Catherine’s. She continued her love and fervour for music and sang in lots of choirs at church and locally.
Mother was preceded in loss of life by her husband of 19 years, George Sopalski; father, David Weaver; stepmother, Shirley; stepfather, Stanley Bowie, one sister, Dorothy Fricke, and two sisters in regulation, Connie Dunlea and Talietha Selfridge, and two granddaughters, Sarah Jane and Mary Hilda White.
She is survived by her kids, Jolene (Jeremy Hartnett), Rebecca (John White), Erin, Timothy (Ronilea), and Eddie (Tiffany), 13 grandchildren, her mom, Dorothy Macri, 3 sisters and seven sisters in regulation, 4 brothers and 4 brothers in regulation.
Interment can be held Saturday April twenty third at 3pm on the Magnolia Cemetery 1040 Kingsley Ave Orange Park, FL 32073
Memorial Service can be held following interment at 4pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 461 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL 32073

John J. Diebold
John J. Diebold, 88, of Orange Park, FL handed away April 6, 2022.
Broadus-Raines Funeral Dwelling, 501 Spring St., Inexperienced Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Dolores “Dee” Pratt
Dolores “Dee” Pratt age 90 of Inexperienced Cove Springs, Florida handed away peacefully on March 31, 2022. She was born on December 6, 1931, to William and Mary Katherine (Graetzer) Somppi in Bellingham, Washington. She graduated from the College of Washington in 1952 with a Bachelor of Arts diploma in Political Science and obtained a Pi Sigma Alpha political science honorary award for excellent grades. She was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority.
Dee was married to the late James S. Pratt on December 6, 1968, for 38 years. Collectively they loved golf and touring. Additionally they loved spending summers in Montgomery, Vermont the place she can be laid to relaxation.
She was enthusiastic about her volunteer work on the Jacksonville Zoo and the Buddies of the Library in Inexperienced Cove Springs. She cherished singing with the Magnolia Singers and her involvement with the Magnolia Level Ladies’s Membership, e-book membership and bridge gamers.
Dee is survived by her daughter, Kathy McKeeta-Probeck and son-in-law William Rice Probeck. She can also be survived by her grandchildren Kaelin and Erick Probeck.

Steven M. Belt
Steven M. Belt handed away April 4, 2022. Steve was born April 8, 1954 in Michigan to Harold and Betty Belt.
Steve proudly served 20 years in the US Navy, retiring in 1994 as a Chief Petty Officer. He additionally retired after 17 years from his “second” profession at Nortrop Grumman in 2021. He belonged to the American Legion Put up 250 in Middleburg.
Steve is survived by his mom, Betty Belt; his spouse of 17 years, Pam Belt; her kids, Andie, Skeeter and Tiffany. He was the proud “PePaw” to Kade, Lilly, Religion, Ally and the apple of his eye, Rose. He’s additionally survived by his brother, David; his sister, Cathy (John); 3 nieces and a pair of nephews, and his pricey buddy, John.
He’s preceded in loss of life by his father, Harold Belt; and his brother, Kieth.
A graveside servicewas held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Lengthy Department Cemetery with full army honors. For any info or instructions, name Leslie Padgett at 904-831-2015.
Please signal the household’s on-line guestbook at
Preparations are underneath the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Dwelling, 501 Spring St., Inexperienced Cove Springs, FL 32043. (904) 284-4000

Jonell Stanford
Jonell Stanford, age 68, was born in Union Port, Ohio on Could eighth, 1953 and handed away from most cancers on April 1st, 2022. Jonell was born to Edward and Janice Shields. She was the primary born of 5 different siblings. (Doug, Della, Thomas, Mark and Jan). Jonell attended Churchman Enterprise Faculty in Easton, PA. From there, she moved from Pennsylvania to Florida and obtained her Associates in Nursing. Jonell was a long-time devoted nurse to a number of hospitals and served as a nurse at The Clay County Jail in Florida.
Jonell loved her household, cats and planting flowers round her residence and in her backyard. She can be remembered as a loving mom, sister, grandmother and buddy. She is preceded in loss of life by her loving husband, Michael Stanford and 2nd born son, Daniel Ryan Seas.
Jonell is survived by her first-born son, Chad Seas and her daughter-in-law, Donna Seas of Inexperienced Cove Springs, Florida.
A memorial service can be performed at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please ship your donations to The American Most cancers Society.
Please signal the household’s on-line guestbook at
Preparations are underneath the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Dwelling, 501 Spring St., Inexperienced Cove Springs, FL 32043. (904) 284-4000.

Gerald “Jerry” A. Younger
Gerald “Jerry” A. Younger handed away on April 7, 2022 in Orange Park, FL. He was born in Higher Darby, PA, on March 5, 1942, to the late Marvin Oscar Younger and Stella Katherine Attain Younger.
Jerry was raised in suburban Pennsylvania, the place he graduated highschool and Temple College. He enlisted within the U.S. Navy in 1965 and would spend summers in Pensacola as an Officer Candidate and his winters in school. The Navy inspired him to remain in school so long as he may afford, so he obtained one other diploma on the College of Dayton in Dayton, OH.
His naval profession spanned 22 years, with service in Vietnam and across the northern hemisphere. His travels over the earth ranged from Vietnam within the west to Turkey within the east, from the equator within the south to the Artic Circle within the north. He noticed pyramids alongside the Nile and watched the dawn from the tropic isle. Jerry served at NAS Jacksonville from 1980-1984 and retired from the Navy in 1987 as a Lieutenant Commander, receiving the Air Medal and Protection Meritorious Service Medal throughout his profession.
In 1989, he was employed to imagine the duties because the Bio-Environmental Companies Division’s emergency responder. Throughout his employment with town of Jacksonville, he served within the following positions, Emergency Response supervisor from 1989-1998, responding to emergency callouts by the Fireplace Division from 1989-2002, member of the Emergency Operations Middle for Hurricane Planning and Staffing from 1990-2007, member of the Native Planning Committee for the Northeast Florida Regional Planning Council from 1990-2007, member of the Restoration Advisory Board at NAS Jacksonville, the place he represented the Metropolis of Jacksonville from 1989-2007 and was web site supervisor within the Petroleum Cleanup Exercise from 1998-2007.
Jerry held a chemical engineer’s license, cherished to play golf and was a member of Orange Park United Methodist Church, the place he served as head usher and usher.
He was preceded in loss of life by his mother and father, daughter, Jennifer Ann Younger, and grandparents.
Jerry is survived his spouse, Dayle Younger; son, Michael Timothy Gross (Nicolle Summerton-Gross); grandchildren, Allison Gross, Ashley Gross and Sadie Wilkins, and lots of buddies.
A service was held Wednesday, April 13, 2022, Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Dwelling, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073, (904) 264-1233 served the household.