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Cyd Reider had right hip replacement surgery on August 7, 2019.  She is home now and being cared for by her friend, Shelia.  She is doing well with her physical therapy.  Cards and calls would be appreciated.

Best wishes for her continuing recovery.

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Longtime UUCJ member, Ann Winfree, passed away on July 19, 2019.  Ann had been active in several groups and committees including Our Gang (outing group), Weekday Book Club, Membership Committee/Sunday Usher and Caring Network/Co-chair and Atlantic/Neptune Beaches Neighborhood Coordinator. She retired from the Beaches Branch Library as the Senior Children’s Librarian in 1999. Ann also volunteered for BEAM for many years.  A Memorial Service is planned for 4:00 PM,  Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the Adele Grage Cultural Center, Atlantic Beach. Cards may be sent to Ann’s daughter, Woody Winfree, 335 3rd Street, Atlantic Beach 32233.  Our deepest sympathy goes out to Ann’s children and their families.

Wende Carter had a wonderful time at SUUSI at Western Carolina State University, Cullowhee, N.C. This is a very popular conference with Jacksonville UUs. Wende enthusiastically recommends this annual  intergenerational conference to everyone.

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Gene Duncan’s brother, James Duncan, passed away on June 27, 2019 in Deltona, Florida. Condolences go out to Gene and Eleanor and their family.

Jay and Jeanne Huebner traveled to Dallas, Texas to celebrate the 80th birthday of Jay and his twin brother, Ray. Their birthday party was held on July 9, 2019. Jay, Ray and all their children were able to celebrate together.

Nan Rudolph announced that her husband, Allen, celebrated his 93rd birthday on July 3, 2019. Congratulations Allen!

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Sophia Parra, who plays the flute, auditioned for the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra.  She has been accepted for the Philharmonic Ensemble which is the top Ensemble.  Her proud parents are Luis Parra and Teresa Lozano.  Congratulations Sophia!

Justin Franzino, former member of UUCJ, passed away on Tuesday, June 25th, in Portland Oregon where he resided with his wife Claudia. He had been ill for some time with Myelofibrosis. He was an accomplished musician, long-time hairdresser, owning Jacksonville’s first Unisex salon, and father to Chris and Lisa Franzino.

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We are glad to hear that Terri Neal was discharged to her home on June 8, 2019 after her surgery on May 22, 2019.  She is now receiving home health care.

Sarah Rose Stewart is excited that after all her hard work her butterfly habitat is flourishing.  She is the program director at the Jacksonville Arboretum.

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Justine Franzino, a former member of UUCJ, is gravely ill. His children, Chris and Lisa, are visiting him in Portland, Oregon.

Henry Rogers was excited to attend his 65th college reunion at Harvard. Angela Merkel gave the Commencement Address.

Mary Claire Van der Horst wants to be remembered to all her friends at UUCJ. She very much misses coming to the Sunday services.  Cards  and calls would be appreciated.

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Terri Neal had surgery on May 22, 2019 at Baptist downtown and was out of ICU by Sunday. Visits are limited to family and a few friends. Her appetite is coming back with her interest in chocolate! Our best wishes to you Terri for your continuing recovery.

Florie Adiutori was admitted to Mayo Hospital on May 28, 2019. She had not been feeling well for a couple of days. Healing thoughts go out to you Florie. We hope you will be feeling better very soon.

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Henry Rogers sister, Minerva Rogers Mason, passed away on May 11, 2019 at the age of 93 years. A Memorial Service in celebration of her life was held at the Riverside Presbyterian Church on May 14, 2019.

Condolences go out to Henry and his family.

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Karen Smith-Scott is excited that her employer has agreed to pay for her education to complete her RN degree.  Congratulations Karen!

Donna Janesky is the proud grandmother of Dawson, who has been accepted with a scholarship into the music program at FSU!