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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!

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Bud Emerson’s wife. Doris (Dorothea Brigitte Emerson) passed away early Tuesday morning, March 12, 2019, after a lengthy illness. Doris and Bud have been longtime members of UUCJ. Condolences go out to Bud, Jeanette and their family.

Jake Mehrman’s mother, Maryann Mehrman, passed away late Monday evening, March 11, 2019, in Colorado. She had been in hospice care for ovarian cancer. Deepest sympathy goes out to Jake, Bowen and their family.

Bowen Barrs had shoulder surgery on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Please send your healing thoughts to Bowen for a speedy recovery.

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Jake Mehrman and Bowen Barrs have been in Colorado visiting Jake’s mother, Maryann Mehrman.  She is in hospice care for ovarian cancer.  Good energy from their UUCJ family would be very much appreciated for their support of Maryann.

Bud Emerson’s wife, Dorothea Brigitte Emerson, passed away early Tuesday morning, March 12, 2019, after a lengthy illness.  Doris and Bud have been longtime members of UUCJ.  Condolences go out to Bud, Jeanette and their family.

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Dianne Battle had hip replacement surgery on January 30, 2019.  She is receiving physical therapy at home and making good progress.  She is glad to receive cards and phone calls and she has be streaming the Sunday services.  Hopefully she will be able to drive next month and get back to church.  Best wishes Dianne for your continuing recovery.

Anne McKennon has announced that she has 2 publishing contracts for her flute duets:  “Fledgling” (flute and piccolo) and “Hard Place” (2 flutes). Congratulations Anne!

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Donna Janesky’s brother, Gordon Janesky, passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019 in Deland, Florida. He was a talented painter and a showing of his work was held in the UUCJ Social Hall. Condolences go out to Donna and Stewart and their family.

Mariana Van Hyning’s daughter, Lynn Ramey, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at her home in Tampa, Florida. A memorial service is planned for Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm in Tierra Verde, Florida. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Mariana and Jack and their family.

A Memorial Service and Reception will be held for Catherine Pierce, mother of Rosa Loeb, on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm. The reception, provided by UUCJ members and friends, will immediately follow the service. If you are able to help with food donations, and/or the set-up/clean-up for the reception, please contact Janine Leland at or 992-8198.