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Obituary John B. Hammond 12/13/2018  
John Bancroft Hammond

John Bancroft Hammond, 95, died July 25, 2001, in Punta Gorda, Fla.

Mr. Hammond was born Nov. 3, 1905, in Bay Shore, N.Y. Mr. Hammond's early years were spent at the family home in Norwalk, Conn., and summer home in Rye Beach, N.H. He attended both the Asheville School in South Carolina and Princeton University in New Jersey. In his early 20s, he moved to the Chicago area after his parents had passed to be near his sister, who had established her family in Lake Forest, Ill. Mr. Hammond was known affectionately as "Banky" by his family. Mr. Hammond retired from International Harvester Corporation in 1965 after a 31 year career. At his retirement he headed the Guest Relations Department. This area was particularly suited to Mr. Hammond whose mechanical understanding of the organization's products and extraordinary memory for people and places, were very effective in handling the many customers, dignitaries, and special guests who toured the Harvester facilities. During the way years, Mr. Hammond was one of the persons who was required to specially handle the development of secret and sensitive World War II materials on behalf of government interests. Throughout his life, Mr. Hammond took an active interest in civic interests and concerns. When his son informed him there was no scout organization in their home area, Mr. Hammond responded by establishing both Cub and Boy Scouts packs. Troop 54 in Glenview, Ill., was founded by Mr. Hammond. Mr. Hammond was a troop leader for many years. Mr. Hammond pursued a lifelong interest in water and boating activities. As an Asheville School student, he was part of a team of undefeated sculling champions. He often sailed with family and friends on the Hammond boat on Lake Michigan in Chicago. Later he enjoyed boating and lake activity at family residences in Winneconne, Wis., Guaymas, Mexico and finally, in Punta Gorda. Mr. Hammond had a great fondness for the Punta Gorda area and enjoyed knowing many of the people who lived or worked in the area. In August, 1974, after Mr. Hammond witnessed a tragedy which caused him to personally address the issue of fire coverage in the area. A resident came to his door for support for her burning Alligator Creek home, but because of insufficient knowledge and fire coverage of the area, the home burned to the ground before his eyes as time elapsed before fire equipment showed on the scene. Because of the organized efforts of Mr. Hammond, a volunteer fire department was created for the Alligator Creek area. The fire station -- Fire Station No. 7 -- has been providing protection to nearby residents since November 1976. In 1976 Mr. Hammond, representing the local Fire Advisory Board and the Charlotte County Firemen's Association, expressed to area officials that there was a need for a fire training center and facility where firefighters could participate in training exercises in order to learn fire prevention techniques. In response to these efforts, a Florida Street facility was built and dedicated in 1990 as the John B. Hammond Fire Academy. Mr. Hammond recognized that growth in the area also necessitated improved means of response to resident's emergency calls. He organized support behind implementation of the "911" system in the county. In addition to his civic interests, Mr. Hammond enjoyed photography, cooking and gardening, especially fruit trees and roses, and restoring boats.

Mr. Hammond is survived by his children, Robert B. Behnke, Barbara S. Harvey, Charles Bancroft Hammond of Louisville, Ky., John Morton Hammond of Morton Grove, Ill., Emily Hammond Schmitz of Wheaton, Ill., Gordon Cyrus Hammond of Henderson, Nev.; grandchildren are Tawny Lynn, Scott, Jill, David, James, Mindi, Marissa, Ann, Andrew, William, Timothy, Carolyn and Eric. Mr. Hammond was preceded in death by his father, James Young Hammond and mother, Emily Suzanne Hammond; a sister, Elizabeth Hammond Sturgis; and brother, Bradley Bancroft Hammond.

Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger/Royal Palm Funeral Home, Punta Gorda Chapel.

Obituary John B. Davis 11/28/2018  
John Byron Davis M.D. August 8, 1922 November 26, 2018 Dr. Davis was born in Omaha on August 8, 1922 and died on November 26, 2018 in Leawood, KS. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Cornelia "Nene" Cowan; his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Davis; and his brother and best friend, Herb Davis Jr., and Herb's wife, Nell. He is survived by his wife, Marlene; daughter, Dana Miskell (Bill) of Leawood, KS; son, Jay Davis (Kim) of Omaha; daughter, Cindy Bringardner (Bruce) of Austin, TX; sister, Petie Hilsinger of Boston, MA; grandchildren: Chip Miskell, Ashley Dwight, John Bringardner, Nina Leonard, Andrew Bringardner, J.B. Davis, and Laura Davis, 14 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Dr. Davis graduated from The Asheville School and Yale University and served in the Navy as a Captain of a ship during World War II in the South Pacific. He then graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical School, did his surgical residency in Chicago, and returned to Omaha to practice surgery with his father. He continued practicing surgery until his retirement, at which time he joined his brother in running the family business at Miracle Hill Golf & Tennis Center which was founded by his father. He wrote two books, one of which was "A Town Too Tough To Die" about Cody, Nebraska which became Cody's town slogan. He was a past president of Omaha Country Club, past Board member of Physicians' Mutual Life Insurance Co., and a member of All Saints' Episcopal Church. He loved wintering at his home in Palm Desert, CA and golfing at Palm Valley Country Club. He was an avid horseman his whole life, loved tennis, golf, hunting, and painting. MEMORIAL SERVICE: Monday, December 3rd at 11am at All Saints Episcopal Church, 9302 Blondo in Omaha. Private Family Interment: Forest Lawn. Memorials are suggested to All Saints Episcopal Church, Nebraska Historical Society, The Asheville School, or the charity of your choice.
Obituary Arthur W. Gibbons 10/17/2018  
GIBBONS, Arthur William "Bill"

76, died October 10, 2018. A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, he was born August 25, 1942, to Arthur S. Gibbons and Madeleine Pascual Gibbons. He attended Sacred Heart Academy and Jesuit High School (Tampa), and graduated from the Asheville School (North Carolina). He then attended Georgetown University (D.C.) and earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics from University of Tampa. In his younger years, he was an active member of the Merrymakers Club and Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, serving as a Courtier in the Royal Court (1968). He was a faithful member of the Catholic Church. Possessing an incredible knowledge of Tampa and its families, he could amaze you with his instant recall of dates, conversations, and connections. He kept in touch with people near and far, especially by telephone, and never forgot a birthday or anniversary. He worked diligently, particularly in the food delivery and security fields, until his health began to decline in 2016. He is survived by his brothers, M. Gordon Gibbons of McDonough, GA and South Pasadena, FL, Rev. Msgr. Robert C. Gibbons of St. Petersburg, and John B. Gibbons of Macon, GA; by his sister, Madeleine "Lynn" G. Blankenship of Altamont, TN; by his beloved nieces and nephews; and by many loving cousins. The family will receive friends at A Life Tribute Funeral Home, 4040 Henderson Blvd., Tampa, Tuesday, October 16, 5-7 pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Christ the King Catholic Church (McLoughlin Center), 821 S. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, Wednesday, October 17, at 10 am. Burial immediately following at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. Visit the online personalized guestbook at:

Published in the Tampa Bay Times from Oct. 12 to Oct. 14, 2018
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