BETTYLEE CORNELL of Vero Beach passed away peacefully, Thursday, March 27, 2014, with her son by her side. BettyLee was born August 7, 1938 in Baltimore, Maryland. Her husband, Merrill Cornell, predeceased her in 2009. She is survived by her son, Chip Woody, of Vero Beach, and her daughter Betsey Woody of Berkley, CA. She has two grandsons, Mason and Logan Woody, and a granddaughter, Embley Fuchs.
BettyLee graduated from Roland Park Country School in Baltimore, MD. She attended Beaver College and graduated from Towson State University Suma Cum Laude.
BettyLee moved to Vero Beach in 2002 where she met and married her husband, Merrill Cornell. She was a member of the John’s Island Club and a previous member of the Elkridge Club and Baltimore Country Club. BettyLee’s love of French Culture sparked the desire to speak French fluently and share her gift with others.
A celebration of BettyLee’s life will be held in her honor for family and friends. Memorial donations may be made to the VNA, the address 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960. www.lowtherfuneralhome.com (4/1/14)
BARBARA G. GUTMANN, 82 died March 29, 2014 in Vero Beach, FL. Mrs. Gutmann was a resident of Vero Beach and lived in her home of Moreland Hills, OH for many years. Mrs. Gutmann attended Denison University and was a member of Alpha Phi Beta Kappa Sorority. She graduated from Mather College part of Western Reserve University. She was an English and Drama teacher and received her Master’s degree from John Carroll University. Mrs. Gutmann also was a member of the Panhellenic Council. She was President of several organizations both in Cleveland, OH and Nashville, TN where she also resided for 10 years. She was active in Red Cross, Traveler’s Aide, Cleveland Clinc Women’s Health, Garden Club and many other charity organizations. She was an avid golfer and was a member of Richland Country Club, Shaker Country Club, and The Moorings Golf Club. She was also on the Board at the Moorings in Vero Beach. On June 16, 2014, she would have been married to her husband for 60 years.
She is survived by her husband Phillip W. Gutmann, son Kirk Gutmann, daughter Jill Massey and her husband Terence; Her brother Bill Griffith and sister-in-Law Nancy; granddaughters Jaclyn Triplett and her husband Louis, Kristin Gutmann, Barbara Gutmann, and Jillian Massey; Grandsons, Alexander and Zachary Massey.
The family will receive friends 1-2 PM, Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church in Vero Beach with a funeral service beginning at 2 PM. She will then be taken to Brown-Forward Funeral Home 17022 Chagrin Blvd. Shaker Heights, OH 44120 where visitation will take place 10-11 AM, Saturday, April 5, 2014 and a funeral service beginning at 11 AM. A private interment will follow at Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland. The family requests that a memorial contribution be made in her name to the McKee Botanical Gardens 350 U.S. 1, Vero Beach, FL 32962. (www.mckeegarden.org) Arrangements are by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach. A guest book is available at www.strunkfuneralhome.com. (4/1/14)
Dorothy is survived by two daughters, Diana Breslav and Mary Della Orticelli; four grandchildren, Alison Breslav, Gordon W. Breslav, Sr., Michael L. Orticelli and Marlene P. Orticelli; and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husbands, Walter W. Paris and Dr. James C. Hart. Condolences may be made at www.lowtherfuneralhome.com (4/1/14)
STELLA VIVONA, 85, of Vero Beach, passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Florida Baptist Retirement Center Nursing Home. She was born on October 14, 1928 in Newark, NJ, and lived in Vero Beach for 20 years, coming from Union, NJ. Mrs. Vivona was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church.
She is survived by her sons, David (Rosanne) Vivona, Michael (Margaret) Vivona and William (Vera) Vivona, III; daughter, Sharyn (Wayne) Doutt; sister, Janet (Al) Lonczak; 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Cox Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home follow by a service at 5:00 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Cox Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory in Vero Beach, FL. Online condolences may be sent to www.coxgiffordseawinds.com. (4/1/14)