Gloria W. Wilson McNulty

Gloria W. McNulty, 89, passed away on Dec. 4, 2012, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. She was born Jan. 11, 1923, to the late William Bisbe Wilson and Irene F. Wilson.

Gloria was a WWII veteran and proud of the years she spent driving an ambulance for the Army Air Corps. She felt that those years helped to define who she became in life.

Gloria is preceded in death by her husband, Clem F. McNulty; her son, Stephen McNulty; her brother, Warren Wilson; and her mother, Irene F. Wilson.

She is survived by her only daughter, Patricia Williams and her husband, Stephen of Mary Esther, Fla.; sons, Michael and his wife, Tabitha, of Tallahassee, Fla., James McNulty of Fort Walton Beach, Richard McNulty of Pensacola, Fla., Edward McNulty of Fort Walton Beach and Douglas Wilson and his wife, Barbara, of Freeport, Fla.

She leaves behind 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 20 great-great-grandchildren, two special nephews and a sister-in-law.

The viewing will be held from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 9 at McLaughlin's Mortuary in Fort Walton Beach with a rosary preceding the visitation.

A mass of the Resurrection will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 10 at Saint Mary Catholic Church with a reception following the burial at Saint Mary Church Parish Life Center.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Covenant Hospice, Fort Walton Beach Rehabilitation Center staff, and all of the wonderful people who have visited and helped our beloved mother through her journey home to be with our Lord. God bless you all.

Dr. Fridtjof Erasmus Nussbaumer
Husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend, and so much more, Dr. Fridtjof Nussbaumer (‘Pop’, ‘Doc Fred’ ‘Freddie’), 78, was born in Clarksville, Tenn., from Anna Sturm and Japhet Nussbaumer. Fridtjof passed away peacefully in his home in Sandestin Dec. 10, 2012, with his family at his side.

Fridtjof was a devoted family man who practiced orthopedic surgery for more than 30 years in Syracuse, N.Y.

He was happily married for 46 years to Mary Nussbaumer who passed in October of 2010.

Whether you were biologically related to him or whether you were one of the lucky ones who was able to be adopted by him, you can know, without a doubt, that you were loved by him. No one could deny his giant heart and his commitment to anyone and everyone.

It’s not very often that you can meet a person and say, “He is the nicest, kindest, smartest man” and have it be true. But without any hesitation, this is his legacy.

‘Pop’ is survived by his loving children, Kathy Miller, Mark Benton, Christopher Nussbaumer, and Karen Nussbaumer; and grandchildren, Joshua, Rachel, Lara, Rebecca, Eric, Jessica, Brian, Amber, Ashleigh, Adam, Aidan, Bradley, Bryce, and Jackson.

He was the most optimistic person anyone has ever met. He was everyone’s cheerleader. “You can do it! You can do anything you put your mind to!” His words and his spirit will resonate with everyone he touched.

“I’ve had a great life. I have a wonderful family and friends and I have no regrets. If I leave today, I will have lived the best life surrounded by the best family and friends.”

I believe we can all find comfort knowing that we are better people because we have known him and know he will never truly leave any of us.

We love you, Pop. We will miss you, but know you are always right here with us.

Always, Your loving family

William Daniel English

William Daniel English, 77, formerly of Santa Rosa Beach, passed away on Dec. 9, 2012.

Funeral services will be private.