Debra Denise DeLoe

Debra Denise DeLoe, 50, of Edgewater, Fla., passed away on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Hospice Care Center, Edgewater, Fla.

Debra was the oldest daughter of Carl and Joyce Kaufman of Edgewater. Debra was born Nov. 6, 1962, and lived most of her life in Mayville, N.Y. She and her family moved to Edgewater in 2006. Debra graduated from Jamestown Community College in 1991, with a degree in nursing. After 10 years in nursing and while with Heritage Green as the director of nursing, she attended the University at Buffalo, N.Y., and earned her master’s degree in nursing in 2002. She became a nurse practitioner for Heritage Village of Gerry, N.Y. Upon moving to Florida to be close to family, Deb worked at Port Orange Urgent Care, Metcare of New Smyrna Beach and Quick Care of Port Orange.

She was married to Willard DeLoe on July 11, 1992. They have two sons: Shawn Kaufman of Vail, Colo., and Colin DeLoe of Edgewater; four daughters: Marcie (Stan) Buys of Stuart, Fla. Shannon DeLoe of West Palm Beach, Fla., Brittany DeLoe of Westfield, N.Y., and Karlee DeLoe of Edgewater; a sister, Barbara (Dan) Martin of Dover, N.H.; a nephew, Shane Martin of Dover; and two grandsons: Zasha and Zachariah Buys of Stuart. Deb was blessed to be a foster mom to eight children in her lifetime.

Deb was involved in medical mission trips to Haiti as a nurse practitioner and made four trips to Haiti, three with CSI International. Deb loved to read, cook and enjoyed her pool and family. She was a past member of Mayville United Methodist Church, a member of Edgewater United Methodist Church and a cook for Wacky Wednesday. Most of all, Deb loved her work and the gift God gave her of listening, treating and helping people. She will be loved and remembered by all.

Donations in her memory may be made to Edgewater United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 204 Hubbell St., Edgewater, FL 32132.

She will have a time of remembrance on July 6 at 10 a.m. at the Mayville Cemetery in Mayville, N.Y. Pastor Mark Harmon will officiate. A luncheon will be given at Mayville United Methodist Church, 81 S. Erie St., following the service.