Obituaries

Kathleen M. DeFord

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Kathleen M. “Kippie” DeFord, 70, of Hastings, passed peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, at the Community Hospice Bailey Care Center in St.

David Theodore Deutsch

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After a yearlong struggle with cancer, David Theodore Deutsch of Sebring, Ohio, passed away while in hospice care on Oct. 18, 2020, at the age of 75.

Despina Efsthation

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Despina “Bess” Efsthation, 89, of Palatka, passed peacefully from this earth on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at her home.  

Audrey A. Fox

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Audrey Alicia Fox, 80, of San Mateo, passed from this life on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at Putnam Community Medical Center. 

Gaudencio Gomez

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Gaudencio Gomez, 86, of Crescent City, entered the sunset of life on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at his residence. 

Constance “Connie” Faye Hadden

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Constance “Connie” Faye Hadden, 83, of Palatka, passed from this life on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at the Putnam Community Medical Center following an extended illness. 

James E. Hars

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James Edward “Jim” Hars, 79, of Palatka, passed away Friday, Oct 23, 2020, at Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine following an extended illness. 

Richard D. Kerns

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Richard D. Kerns, 77, of Satsuma, passed from this life on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2020, at Putnam Community Medical Center following an extended illness.

Francis P. (Frank) Spena

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Francis P. (Frank) Spena, 82, of Palatka, passed away on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. Frank was in New Britain, Conn. He was an accomplished jazz pianist.

Chiante Stallworth

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Chiante Stallworth, 23, of St. Augustine, transitioned into the sunset of eternal life on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at her residence.