Diane Lee Hinck, age 54, of Lansing, North Carolina passed away on Sunday April 29, 2018 in Houston, Texas. Diane was born December 6, 1963 in Oceanside, New York to Elfriede and Henry Peter Hinck.
Diane attended Riverview High School in Sarasota, Florida, where she was a member of the Riverview Kiltie Band, and graduated in 1981. After high school, she worked for a time at Publix Supermarkets in Sarasota, Florida. She graduated from Manatee Community College in Bradenton, Florida, as well as Florida State University; she went on to attend St. Petersburg and Hillsborough Community College. She also graduated from the Community College of the Air Force in Montgomery, Alabama.
Diane was a Master Sargent in the United States Air Force, serving during the Persian Gulf War. Later, she served in the United States Air Force Reserves as a medic. She was also stationed at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, where she worked as a Clinic and Training NCOIC at the United States Special Operations Command (USSCOM). She was also a member of the United States Air Force 724 AF Band.
From 1993 until 2010, Diane served as a Hazmat Lieutenant with Tampa Florida Fire Rescue. She later served as a volunteer at Lansing Fire and Rescue Department in Lansing, North Carolina.
From 2012 to 2017 Diane worked as a Field Representative with Advantage Solutions. Until her passing, she was employed with Crossmark as a Product and Event Coordinator, and was a Produce Clerk with Publix Supermarkets as well, in Boone, North Carolina.
A lifelong lover of animals, she worked as an Animal Advocate at Ashe County Animal Control in North Carolina, and a volunteer at Happy Tails Rescue of West Jefferson, North Carolina.
Diane was also a member of the First Lutheran Church in Inverness, Florida.
Diane is survived by her mother Elfriede Hinck and her sister Susan Runge (Hinck). She is also survived by her "fur-babies", her beloved dogs: Luke, Daisey, Sweet Pea, and Lily.
Diane was preceded in death by her father Henry Peter Hinck, and her brother-in-law, John Runge.
A Visitation will take place at Palms - Robarts Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 170 Honore Ave, Sarasota, FL 34232 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM with a Celebration of Life at 7 PM. An Interment with honor guard will take place on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Rd 72 in Sarasota, FL.
Richard G. Kramer, 55, of Lillington, NC and New Port Richey, FL passed away on December 31, 2017 in his Florida home after a year-long battle with lung disease.
Richard was a loving husband, father, grandfather, healer, mentor and loyal friend. He was known as "Rich" to some, but as "Krusty" to most. He was born on December 5, 1962 at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, NC to William G. Kramer and Mitzie T. Kramer. Throughout his childhood he lived in South Carolina, Louisiana and Illinois.
Rich entered the USAF immediately following high school. After spending 8 years working on F16's he left the Air Force for a short time to attend college and transition to the medical field where he found his true passion. From 1989-2000 he was a member of the USAF Reserves Aeromedical Evac Unit at MacDill AFB, Tampa. He was a nurse at Florida Spine Institute in Clearwater, FL and then the VA Medical Center in New Port Richey, Florida. He re-enlisted into the active duty USAF in 2000. From Operation Desert Storm forward, he had 11 deployments, travelled to 38 countries and flew hundreds of missions as a USAF Air Evac Medic with the 43rd Aeromedical Evac Squadron out of Pope AFB, NC.
Rich & Dee met in June of 1988, roller skating in the streets of Tampa, FL. By September of 1988 they were married. 2018 would have marked their 30th wedding anniversary.
Rich enjoyed the outdoors, shooting at the range, "Driving Ms Daisy" (his tractor), fishing, woodworking, spending time with family & friends, any and all Sci-Fi and all types of social gatherings especially Taco Tuesdays with the gang. He had a deep love for family, friends and country. As a mentor and healer, he helped countless people throughout his short time on earth. His passing leaves a void in many lives and he will be missed.
Rich is survived by his wife Diane (Dee) Kramer of Lillington, NC & New Port Richey, FL, son Tony Kramer (Lillington, NC), daughter Kristina Sampson (New Port Richey, FL), granddaughters Hannah & Briella (New Port Richey, FL), mother Mitzie Kramer (Sun City Center, FL), brother William G Kramer, Jr. (Jacksonville, FL), mother-in-law Theresa Pannofino (Utica, NY), Brother-in-Law Russ Pannofino (Holland Patent, NY), Sister-in-law Deborah Pannofino (Holland Patent, NY) Sister-in-law Trish (Jacksonville, FL) niece Stephanie, nephew Daniel, nephew James (JT), great nephews Drew & Damian, aunts, uncles & cousins. He was predeceased by his father, William George Kramer, his sister Dawn Kramer Wells and Father-in-law Leonard L. Pannofino.
A Life Celebration Service is planned for Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 11:30am in the Airmen's Center 5446 Reilly Rd/Bldg 289 at Pope Army Air Field, (Fayetteville), NC 28308 Casual dress event, military members UOD. Non military ID card holders must enter through the visitor's center at the All American Gate.
On July 6th, 2016, MSgt Matthew "Matt" Sheppard passed away. He was dedicated family man and fellow member of the 622nd AES, US Air Force Reserve, MacDill AFB, FL. Please leave your tributes and memories to Matt below. Matt's Memorial will be held on August 6th from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at our home (583 SW Old Lake City Terrace, High Springs FL 32643).
Graveside service will be held on September 24th at 11:00 a.m., Holy Cross Cemetery, Fairfax Road, St. Albans, Vermont. Gathering to follow at the residence of Cindy Leadbeater on Fisher Pond Road.
The following is Maggie's Obituary published at TBO.com
ANTONIO, Margaret "Maggie", 58, of Tampa, passed away unexpectedly on June 4, 2014. She was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on December 13, 1955 to Ray and Phyllis Kindred. She served in the U.S. Air Force on active duty and in the Reserves for more than 30 years before retiring in March 2014. A veteran of two foreign wars, she proudly served her country during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom. She was pre-deceased by her father Ray Kindred. She is survived by her mother Phyllis Kindred; her daughter, Robin Drake Stanchak (Joseph); her granddaughters, Adelynn "Lynnie", Kaydence and Alyssa; her sister, Loretta Brogan; brothers, Johnny Kindred and Martin (Margo) Kindred; nieces, Jessica Reyna (Dennis) and Caycie Kindred; nephew, Anthony Goings (Vanessa); and great-niece and nephews, Carolynn, Jack and Jonathan. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Blount and Curry Funeral Home-Carrollwood, 3207 W. Bearss Ave., Tampa, FL. Her final resting place will be at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington D.C. To honor her, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the charity of your choice . *Forever Remembered; Always Loved; Never Forgotten*
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This is the only picture I have of Jack. He was a great radio operator and had a great, sometimes wicked sense of humor (as you can see by the picture). To see a picture of Jackie's gravesite, go to: findagrave.com.
I cannot find any obituary information on Jack. So, if any of you out there have a copy of the obituary or a program from the funeral home, please forward a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in this memorial to Jackie. Also, if you have any additional pictures of Jackie, please forward them.
The following is a reprint of Emma's obituary from Smith Funeral Services
Emma Jean Henry, 70 of St. Petersburg,Fl., died on July 9, 2013. She was employed with the St. Petersburg Police Department as a 911 operator and retired from US Air Force. She is survived by 3 siblings; aunt; other relatives and friends. Emma is interred at: Sarasota VA National Cemetery 9810 State Hwy 72 Sarasota, Fl. 34241
The following is an obituary courtesy of Aikens Funeral Home It is reprinted here for posterity.
Celebration of Life service for TSgt. Horsley Shorter, Jr. (retired) who passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013, will be held Saturday, July 27th, 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Church, 1510 W. Hillsborough Ave., Mike Tedder, pastor with Rev. Leonard Harrington, Officiating and Pastor Tom Jones, Eulogist. Interment will be in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida on Monday, July 29, 2013. Horsley Shorter, Jr. was born in Reynolds, Georgia (Macon County) to Mrs. Hattie Lee Shorter and the late Mr. Horsley Shorter, Sr. He attended Hillsborough County Public Schools and graduated from Tampa Bay Technical High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1981 and served in the Army until 1997; he re-enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served the Air Force until 2004, retiring after 23 years of service. After retirement, he relocated to Maryland and worked as a security officer. He later returned back to Tampa to care for his mother. Horsley, Jr. was a member of the Mason’s and loved volunteering at Memorial Hospital. Horsley, Jr. was very athletic and loved to going to the gym. He received numerous military awards for being physically fit. He also played co-ed softball and flag football. Horsley, Jr. loved to “Dress” from head to toe! Horsley, Jr. worked at Family Dollar as manager until he was called home. Horsley Shorter, Jr. was preceded in death by his father, Horsley Shorter, Sr. He leaves to cherish his loving memories with his loving mother, Hattie Lee Shorter; siblings, Ozie Lee Carson, Ft. Myers, FL, Wilbert Shorter (Mary), Tampa, Annie Lee Shorter, Butler, GA, Ella Coleman, Tampa, David Shorter (Ruby), Tampa, Clarence Shorter (Stephanie), Alabama, Trinetta Williams (George), Brandon and Robert Kelly (Doris), Tampa; god mother, Olivia Carmichael-Brown; god brother, Ron Carmichael, god son, Destin Paramoure, 30 nieces and nephews; 52 great nieces and nephews; 16 great great nieces and nephews; aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends; if we have omitted anyone it was of our grieving minds not of our hearts. The visitation will be held at Aikens Funeral Home, 2708 E. Dr. MLK, Jr. Blvd, from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 26th and the family will receive guest from 5 to 6 p.m. The friends are asked to meet at the church on Saturday for the service.