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Jay Huebner’s twin brother, Ray, passed away on September 19, 2019. The family had traveled to Dallas, Texas, in July to celebrate the brothers’ 80th birthday with all of their children.  Condolences go out to the couple and their family.

Carlos Fraticelli’s mother, Lena, passed away on September 20, 2019, at the age of 97.  She had been a resident at the Taylor Care Center. Carlos and Barbara were with her when she died.  Our sincere sympathy goes out to Carlos and Barbara and their family.

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Mary Claire Van der Horst celebrated her 89th birthday on Monday, September 16th. Congratulations, Mary Claire! She wants to be remembered by her UUCJ friends and misses being able to see her friends at Sunday services.

Frequent guests, Ken and Nancy Chandler, are neighbors of Lois Hoeft. Ken was admitted to Memorial Hospital on Saturday, September 14th. His condition has improved, but he remains hospitalized. Healing thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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Greg Hines was discharged from St. Vincent’s Southside on September 6th.  He is now recovering at home and won’t be going back to work for a while. Greg is looking forward to getting back to church and saying hello to everyone.

Ann Guest is scheduled to have a biopsy and surgery on her vocal cords as an outpatient at Shands Hospital on September 16th.  Cards would be very much appreciated, but, please, no phone calls.  Best wishes for Ann.

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Greg Hines is being treated at St. Vincent’s Southside for congestive heart issues and hopes to be discharged by 9/06/19. He would appreciate prayers and healing thoughts. His concern was for his mother, Marion, who is alone while he is hospitalized. Marion has been contacted and she is being cared for by her great neighbors. Greg and Marion are very grateful for their caring church family.

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Audrey Wiley, former member and friend of UUCJ, is now in Community Hospice with an end stage illness. Husband Ray is at home- keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

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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.