Friday, May 10, 2013
The beloved local businessman, owner of T.J. Mars Salon, passed away suddenly on Wednesday.
Tim Thompson, longtime owner of the downtown Safety Harbor hair salon T.J. Mars, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday evening. He was 49. According to a Facebook post from the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce, there will be a memorial service for Tim tomorrow evening in Tarpon Springs. Here is the post in its entirety: MEMORIAL FOR TIM THOMPSON Hello everyone. We have details about the Beach Memorial Service for Tim Thompson of T.J. Mars Salon. There will be a Celebration of Life for Tim on Saturday, May 11th, 7:00pm at Sunset Beach in Tarpon Springs. Everyone is welcome to the Service, as well as a reception following. In lieu of flowers, it was suggested to make a donation to your favorite charity on behalf of Tim. Sunset Beach Park-…
Monday, April 29, 2013
Here are death notices of Safety Harbor residents who recently passed away, including how to share memories.
Here are recent obituaries of Safety Harbor residents, according to Floridaobits.tributes.com. Click on the links to read about residents who recently passed away, and how to share memories. Edna M. Zunker, 95, died April 27, 2013 Mary Susan White, 64, died April 22, 2013 Muriel A. Gee, 92, died April 20, 2013 Loyal T. Ferrell, 86, died April 9, 2013 Get the Safety Harbor Patch delivered to your email each day. Sign up here!
Friday, April 26, 2013
The former city engineer and assistant city manger died in his Clearwater home Monday.
Bill Baker, a former City Engineer and Assistant City Manager for Safety Harbor, passed away in his home on Monday at the age of 80. According to the obituary on the Veterans Funeral Care website, Baker was under hospice care and had his family by his side when he passed. Baker had a lengthy and distinguished career as an official in both Clearwater and Safety Harbor, starting in 1983 when he moved to Clearwater and became city engineer and continuing after he came to Safety Harbor and assumed the same position in 2006. He went on to become assistant city manager in Safety Harbor, a position he held right up until the time of his death. Known for his hard work, passion and sense of humor, Safety Harbor officials had nothing but kind …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Danny Donovan, a longtime Little League volunteer, was found deceased in a City Park dugout on Monday.
Danny Donovan, a volunteer with the Safety Harbor League for more than 20 years, was found deceased in a dugout at one of the City Park fields on Monday. The 58-year-old was instrumental in the day-to-day operations of the league, doing everything from lining the fields to ordering the uniforms, according to league officials. His passing came as a great shock to those who knew and worked with him. “This was completely unexpected,” former league president and current board member Eric Burks said. Even more distressing than Donovan’s sudden passing was the manner in which he was found. “Danny would arrive every day around one o’clock and start preparing the park for the games,” Burks explained. “Yesterday when someone arrived at five o’…
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf had retired to Tampa, Fla., after a final military assignment leading U.S. Central Command.
Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, 78, passed away today in Tampa, according to media reports. Schwarzkopf was best known to the American people for his leadership in removing Saddam Hussein and his forces from Kuwait in 1991. Schwarzkopf had successfully led an international coalition of U.S. allies to drive out Iraqi troops. "Barbara and I mourn the loss of a true American patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation," former President George H.W. Bush said in a written statement, according to ABC News. Schwarzkopf led what came to be known as Operation Desert Storm under President Bush. Most recently, Schwarzkopf had served as commander-in-chief of U.S. Central Command, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base in …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Small business has been a major theme both inside and outside the Tampa Bay Times Forum this week.
Small business has been a major theme both inside and outside the Tampa Bay Times Forum this week. With events tied to the 2012 Republican National Convention taking place in all parts of the Tampa Bay area, many local business owners prepared to have the biggest money making week of their year. At the beginning of the convention, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and the 2012 Tampa Host Committee projected a $150 – 175 million boost to Tampa’s economy because of the 2012 RNC. "The way the City (of Tampa) and the Downtown Partnership put it out, we'd have 50,000 visitors and we'd be swamped," said Marc Zolkowski earlier this week. Zolkowski is the co-owner of the Metro Lounge and Restaurant in downtown Tampa. His neighboring business owner, …