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Fair Board for many years. He was the “official” photogra- pher for the Florida Federation of Fairs conventions for sever- al years. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sheila Martin Blake; two daughters, three grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

Steve was a USAF Veteran and a Director and Executive Secretary and Entertain- ment Chairman of Sarasota County Fair for over 30 years. He was active in the Florida Federation of Fairs and was a member of Cary B Fish Lodge and Serto- ma. He is survived by his wife Patty of 54 years, two sons Brad Bell and Bill Bell.

Born in Hammond, Indiana, he ran away with the carnival in 1959 and never looked back. He was a true Showman and was part of the Reithoffer family for more than 54 years, until 2013 when Huntington’s Disease took over. Bernie was past president and Gold Card Member of the Miami Showmen’s Association. He is survived by his wife Mindy, two sons, a daughter and 3 grandchil- dren.

Dr. Lennard was born in Tampa and a lifelong resident of Hillsborough Coun- ty. He was a well respected educator who was the Superintendent from 1996-2005. The high school in River- view was named after him. He was active in many organizations including the Hillsborough County Fair. He is survived by Annabel, his wife of 55 years. One daughter, one son and four grandsons.

DR. EARL JONES LENNARD 3-22-1942-12-23-2019

BERNARD S. “Bernie” KOLBUS 11-7-1942-12-10-2019

1-31-1944-10-30-2019 STEPHEN R. BELL

Born in Baltimore, MD he proudly served in the US Air Force. He then became a police officer and a detec- tive with the Eustis Police Depart- ment. After retirement he owned Mount Dora Photo Center, 10 years later he became a Deputy with the Lake Count Sheriff’s Office. Don was an active member of the Lake County

CECIL “Don” BLAKE 9-5-1940-10-17-2019

Born in Manhatten, NY, Ed lived an ac- complished and adventurous life. He served in the US Navy. He owned many businesses in the food service industry and ultimately found his calling “on the road” in the mobile food concession busi- ness. He was known as “Spaghetti Eddie.” He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Phyllis, 2 sons, 1 daughter and 3 grand- children.

1954-12-30-2019 JOE ROYAL

Joe was committed to the Showmen’s community. He was past president of the IISA Showman’s, a past president of the Showmen’s Shrine Club, a loyal member of Desota Masonic Lodge. He graduated from LSU. He loved sports and was always true to his Alma Mater. He is survived by his son Zachary, 2 grandchildren and his former wife and forever friend Shelby Royal.


Born in Hanover, NH, he was a teacher in the Volusia County School District for over 34 years, mostly in agricultural science. He was a director of the Volusia County Fair, involved in FFA and the Volusia Stock Show Syndicate. He is survived by his wife Amereen, 4 sons, 2 daughters, 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.


Born in Rawlins, Wyoming. She met Patrick (Pat) Reithoffer, Jr at a USO dance in Rock Island, IL. They married after WWII. To- gether they grew the amusement ride company Reithoffer Shows. They were married 62 years be- fore he passed in 2007. She is survived by 2 sons, 1 daughter and 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Please help us honor and recognize our friends in the Fair industry who pass away during the year by sending their names and Fair affiliation to

the Federation for inclusion in the Resolutions passed at each year’s Convention and also be included in the next issue of the newsletter. Please include person’s affiliation with your Fair or company and years of service. Send to and For complete obituaries most are on


EDWARD J. PORCELLI 3-26-1940-12-17-2019

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