Founder of Boca’s ‘Beach Bash for Disabled’ Jay Van Vechten Passes Away at 75

By Dale King A man who dazzled Boca Raton with his sumptuous Christmas parties, his gentlemanly manners, his world traveler savvy and his ability to transform a community beach party for the disabled into a major event that attracted thousands to Boca Raton’s shore each year has passed away at age 75. Jay Van Vechten died July 11, according More...

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By Bocatribune On Saturday, July 11th, 2020
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Jay Van Vechten Leaves Lasting Legacy in Boca Raton

Longtime Boca Raton Tribune contributor and nonprofit champion, Jay Van Vechten passed away today, July 11, 2020. Jay was an advocate and friend for the disabled in not only Boca Raton, but in South Florida. In More...

By Bocatribune On Friday, June 19th, 2020
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Obituary: Karen Elizathen Stegeman

Karen Elizabeth Stegeman, 54, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away suddenly on June 14, 2020 of a heart attack. She was born on May 14, 1966 in Toledo, OH as the only daughter of beloved parents John G. and Joann E. Stegeman More...

By Online Staff On Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
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‘Bobby’ Campbell, Boca philanthropist, footwear icon, dies at 82

By Dale King Robert “Bobby” Campbell, a generous Boca Raton philanthropist who parlayed a part-time job in a shoe store into a global footwear enterprise, has died, barely a month after he was honored by the More...

By Online Staff On Thursday, November 21st, 2019
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Obituary Keren Newman

BURLINGTON, VT – Karen L. (Stetson) Newman, 58, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday morning, November 13, 2019 after an epic 11-year battle with breast cancer.     Karen was born in Denver, Colorado More...

By Online Staff On Monday, June 3rd, 2019
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Carolyn Budd Kassoff (11/21/1933-05/30/2019)

Our Brightest Star On Thursday, May 30, 2019, the Great Northern Star that shone so brightly for 85 years, guided our family, cared for, cherished, and loved us, passed away after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s More...

By Online Staff On Monday, February 25th, 2019
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Angela Madden, co-founder of international public relations firm Transmedia Group, dies in Boca Raton after long battle with breast cancer. She was 78

Angela Madden, who with her husband Thomas J. Madden, created and operated TransMedia Group, one of America’s leading international public relations firms, died Sunday at her home in Boca Raton after bravely More...

By Bocatribune On Thursday, September 6th, 2018
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Obituary: Robert Tennies

Robert Hunter Tennies passed to Glory, Saturday, September 1, 2018 at age 66 following a heart procedure.  Robert was born August 19, 1952 in Bogota, Colombia, the son of missionaries Leo Cornelius Tennies and More...

By Online Contributor On Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
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Maria Theresia Fontaine

Maria Theresia Fontaine “Oma” (Formerly Küblböck) age 79 of Boca Raton, FL passed away peacefully with her family Thursday July 5, 2018 at 6:56 AM at the Del Ray Medical Center after a long bout with Cushing’s More...

By Bocatribune On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
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Obituary Michael A White

Michael A White was the first born to Arnold and Shelia James. Michael was born on January 28, 1980 in Fort Lauderdale and graduated Spanish River High School. As an adolescent, Michael spent the majority of his More...