Category Archives: Obituaries

Guy Petty: Architect, Volunteer, Rock Steady Co-Founder

Guy Edmund Petty died on May 9, 2023. With great dignity and a Guy-like sense [...]

Carolyn Edna Phanstiel: Teacher, Activist — and Friend

Carolyn Edna Phanstiel was born in Queens, New York, February 28, 1938, and died peacefully [...]

A Friend of Fernandina and The Observer Has Passed

Editor’s note: We were saddened to learn of the death of Malcolm “Mac” Noden. While [...]

Stephan R. Leimberg: an Amelia Neighbor of Great Consequence

By Jo-Ann Leimberg & Jay Kayne On Dec. 1, 2022, Amelia Island lost a true [...]

Phyllis Gwendoline Grace Blacklock, 102

November 28, 2022 Longtime Fernandina Beach resident, Phyllis “Phyll” Gwendoline Grace (Petvin) Blacklock, 102, passed [...]