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Kelly Lynne Gartley, 8/25/2008
Kurt E. Nagel, 9/8/2008
Mary Tucker, 3/15/2009

Kelly Lynne Gartley

Kelly Lynne Gartley, 47, died August 25, 2008, at St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St. Lucie, FL. She was born in Stuart, FL and was a lifelong resident of the Treasure Coast.

Kelly was a graduate of Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. She was the community services coordinator for the city of Port St. Lucie for the past three years and a member of the Council on Social Agencies.

Survivors include her son, Mark Gardner of Port St. Lucie; daughter, Suzanne Stewart of Port St. Lucie; brothers, Tony Gartley of Ohio, Danny Gartley and Donny Gartley, both of Port St. Lucie, Jack Gartley of Tennessee, Terry Kible of San Diego and Ty Kible of Melbourne; sisters, Michele Kiefer of Stuart and Melissa Logan of Bell; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Scott Gartley; and her parents, Jack and Wilma Gartley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 22594, West Palm Beach, FL 33406.

Kurt E. Nagel

Kurt E. Nagel, age 57, passed suddenly Monday, September 8, 2008 at Bolingbrook Adventist Hospital in Illinois. He was a resident of Romeoville, IL since 1978 and was formerly of Des Plaines. Kurt was a veteran of the US Navy and a Romeoville Police Officer retiring in 2007 after 22 years of service. Kurt graduated with a master's degree in Justice Administration from Norwich and was presently teaching Criminal Justice for Phoenix University.

He is survived by his loving wife, Portia Nagel; and was the devoted father of Mercedes Nagel and Sean Nagel; dear brother of William (Laura) Nagel, Dennis Costello and Kathleen (Doug) Collet; fond uncle of John, Jenny, Grant and Kaitlyn.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John Costello, Betty and Jesse Barajas, and Alfred Nagel.

Mary Tucker

Mary Tucker, who completed the degree requirements of the MSOL program this past November, passed away on March 15th, 2009 at 5:45pm, after a sudden and unexpected health condition. She was to receive her degree at the 2009 School of Graduate Studies Commencement.

We have come to learn a lot about Mary through her participation in the program; much of it inspirational. Over eighteen months of study, Mary overcame her share of personal hardships, but in her own humble, self-effacing way, she marched on, overcoming the challenges with spirit and determination. Even during those times of juggling the duties as mother, school administrator, and graduate student, it was Mary who would find the time and strength to help others. She truly adored her classmates and felt very much a part of the Norwich family. She so looked forward to seeing everyone at graduation.

It has been said many times that mere words cannot express our truest feelings under such sad circumstances, but it can be said that Mary Tucker is one of the brightest stars that can be seen in the universe of humanity and for that we are thankful to have known her.


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