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January 15, 2002
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Tuesday, January 15, 2002

This list is compiled from the
regional editions of the St. Petersburg Times.

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  • BEARD, LORNE WESLEY, 75, of Inverness, died Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002) at home under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Wheeler, Mich., he came here in 1985 from St. Louis, Mich. He was a retired salesman for Prudential Insurance in St. Louis. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and served aboard the USS Boise. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Inverness. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Betty J.; a son, Craig, Alma, Mich.; three daughters, Susan Witmer, Peachtree, Ga., Helen Avis, Brooklyn, Mich., and Angela Dollar, Orlando; a half-brother, A.C., Beard, St. Louis; nine grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness.
  • GLOVER, WALTER RAY JR., 81, of Homosassa, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Jan. 13, 2002) in Crystal River. Born in Erie, Pa., he came here five years ago from St. Petersburg. He was the former owner of W.R. Glover Construction in St. Petersburg. He was an Army veteran of World War II serving in the Normandy, France, and Rhineland campaigns. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Frances Mae (Merlington); three sons, Doug and Dennis, both of Homosassa, and Walter R. Glover III, Williamsburg, Va.; three daughters, Donna May Gentry, Williamsburg, Patricia Ann McClenning, Dunedin, and Kay Frances Geracia, Spring Hill; two sisters, Louise Kapenga and Helen Rahn, both of St. Petersburg; 21 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • ISETT, TWILA GILKEY, 98, of Inverness, formerly of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Jan. 9, 2002) at a nursing home in Inverness. She was born in Columbus Junction, Iowa, moved to Clearwater in 1970 and to Inverness in 1993. She was Cornell College's first fine arts graduate in 1923, a nurse, an artist and author of family history stories, poems and short stories. She owned and operated a nursing home and an art studio in Iowa. She was Methodist. Survivors include a son, Lynn Gilkey, Inverness; a stepson, William Gilkey, Clearwater; two stepdaughters, Marva Hill, Iowa, and Merna Martin, Clearwater; two grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Charles E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.
  • ROSSI, VINCENZINA "VINCI," 102, of Citrus Hills, died Thursday (Jan. 10, 2002) at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Born in Rome, she came to Hernando in 1996 from Chicago. She was a graduate of the University of Rome and retired as a schoolteacher. Survivors include a daughter, Gloria Carter, and a grandson, Frank Carter, both of Hernando. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness.
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  • ANGOVE, LEROY E. JR., "UNCLE JOE," 69, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (Jan. 13, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Brooksville. Born in Lowell, Mass., he came here 15 years ago. He was a driver for Dunkin' Donuts with 10 years of service and was a retired Army veteran with 23 years of service. He was Protestant. Survivors include a brother, Lyndon W., Prescott Valley, Ariz.; a sister, Shirley Masson, Spring Hill; three nephews; two nieces; and 12 grandnieces and grandnephews. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.
  • GARRITY, HUGH, 85, of Spring Hill, died Friday (Jan. 11, 2002) at home under the care of Hernando-Pasco Hospice. He came here 29 years ago from his native Paterson, N.J. He was a retired lieutenant with the Paterson Police Department with 29 years of service and was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Trina; two sons, Thomas, Oahu, Hawaii, and Hugh Garrity Jr., Clifton, N.J.; two daughters, Isabella Barbato, Boonton, N.J., and Susan Chadwick, Spring Hill; a sister, Jean Quaglio, Mount Pleasant, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
  • HAINSWORTH, TRACY F., 78, of Brooksville, died Sunday (Jan. 13, 2002) at Cape Coral (Fla.) Hospital. Born in Elmira Heights, N.Y., he came here two years ago from Warsaw, N.Y. He was a retired truck driver for B.R. DeWitt and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of New York and the Brooksville Moose Lodge 1676. He was Methodist. Survivors include a son, Tracy, Holley, N.Y.; four daughters, Roberta Fuller, Cape Coral, Evelyn Santullo, Warsaw, N.Y., Marilyn Todaro, Silver Springs, N.Y., and Sharon Meader, Belfair, Wash.; two brothers, Raymond and Lavern, and a sister, Mildred Washburn, all of New York; eight grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.
  • HICKEY, LEO, 82, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (Jan. 13, 2002) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Berlin, Vt., he came here 23 years ago from Montpelier, Vt. He was a retired state treasurer, an Army veteran and attended St. Theresa Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine; three sons, Kenneth, Granby, Conn., James, Tampa, and Daniel, Spring Hill; two daughters, Mary Beth Lee, Sevierville, Tenn., and Linda Paskowitz, Spring Hill; a brother, Allen, Essex Junction, Vt.; three sisters, Mary Bashaw, Essex Junction, Arlene Ward and Jean Hickey, both of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.
  • KOMINSKI, REUBEN J., 87, of Spring Hill, died Monday (Jan. 14, 2002) at Bear Creek Nursing Center in Hudson. Born in Thomsonville, Conn., he came here 24 years ago from Massachusetts. He was a retired machinist for Hamilton Standard and longtime member of the Spring Hill Garden Club. He was Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Claire Picking, Hudson, and June Church, Somerfield; a son, Steve, Stafford Spring, Conn.; two brothers, John, Ellington, Conn., and Edward, Ashford, Conn.; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.
  • SANCHEZ, ARSENIO, 70, of Brooksville, died Friday (Jan. 11, 2002) at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville. Born in Caguas, Puerto Rico, he came here more than 10 years ago from Hartford, Conn. He was a carnival truck driver and member of the Crown of Life Pentecostal Church. Survivors include his wife, Ignacia; four sons, Demetrio and Carmelo, both of Spring Hill, Pedro and Raul, both of Hartford; six daughters, Gregoria Rojas, Ocala, Carmen Iris, Orocovic, Puerto Rico, Milagros Diaz, Clara Navaro and Maria Diaz, all of Spring Hill, and Irma Claudio, Hartford; a brother, Benancio, and a sister, Gregoria, both of Puerto Rico; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville.
  • SCHOEPKE, CHESTER H., 79, of Brooksville, died Thursday (Jan. 10, 2002) at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville. Born in Germantown, Wis., he came here in 1985 from Menomonee Falls, Wis. He was retired and member of Spring Hill United Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, Glenn, Menomonee Falls; a sister, Florence Roessel, Milwaukee; and three grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • TRELLA, KATHERINE T., 81, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002) at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville. Born in Meriden, Conn., she came here in 1984. She retired as a solderer employed by International Silver with many years of service. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Frank; a daughter, Joanne Zimmer, Spring Hill; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill.
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  • BANNING, CONNIE LEE, 66, of Tampa, died Monday (Jan. 7, 2002) in Tampa. Born in Cheyenne, Wyo., she came here in 1978 from Charlotte, N.C. She was a registered nurse. Survivors include a daughter, Wendy, Tampa; two sons, Greg Banning and Michael Banning, both of Tampa; and her father, George Stavropoulos, Tampa. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.
  • BERRY, LEWIS, 44, of Dade City, formerly of Tampa, died Friday (Jan. 11, 2002) at home. Born in Savannah, Ga., he moved to Dade City in 1992 from Tampa. He was a mechanic for Crossroad Sawmill. Survivors include his wife, Margie; two daughters, Samantha and Danielle Berry, and a son, William Berry, all of Dade City; his mother, Dorothy Lewis, Rincon, Ga.; a sister, Glenda Lynn, Griffin, Ga., and two brothers, Alvin, Guyton, Ga., and Harold, Rincon. Hodges Family Funeral Home, Dade City.
  • BUSHEE, ELLEN T. HESTER, 94, of Plant City, died Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002) in Dade City. Born in Covington, Ga., she came to the Tampa area in 1937. She was a homemaker and was Baptist. Survivors include two daughters, Sally Harrington, Lakeland and Lois Johnson, Timmonsville, S.C.; two sons, Charles "Doc" Hester, Plant City and Howard Eugene Hester, Lakeland; 20 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • CAIL, EDWARD W., 71, of Tampa, died Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002). He was a Tampa native and lifelong resident. Survivors include nieces and nephews. Haught Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • COLLIER, EDWARD SCOTT, 72, of Tampa, died Friday (Jan. 11, 2002) at James A. Haley VA Medical Center. Born in Lenoir City, Tenn., he came here in 1977 from Frankfurt, Germany. He worked for the Department of Defense for the Air Force, served in the Air Force during the Vietnam and Korean wars. He was Methodist. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Odette; two sons, Master Sgt. James R. Collier and Master Sgt. John F. Collier, both of San Antonio, Texas; three daughters, Elisabeth A. Collier-Ortiz, Brandon and Dominique M. Collier-Saylor, both Brandon, and Carol A. Collier, Tampa; and five grandchildren. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, Seminole.
  • GRANTHAM, MARGARET H., 81, of Tampa, died Sunday (Jan. 13, 2002). Born in Sterling, Conn., she moved to Tampa in 1949. Survivors include two daughters, May Cater and Marcia Cormier; a sister, Christine Vallincourt; two grandchildren, Kristene Buchanan and Ryan Cormier. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Nebraska Chapel.
  • LEE, BERTHA PEACOCK, 90, of Tampa, died Sunday (Jan. 13, 2002) in Tampa. She was a member of the North Rome Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ann Thompson and Elizabeth Tucker; four grandchildren Lonnie Tucker, Patrick Roberts, Mark Tucker, all of Tampa, and Marcie Vogt of Lutz; and four great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • McCOMB, GARY R., 54, of Tampa, died Sunday (Jan. 13, 2002) at home. Born in Akron, Ohio, he came here in 1980 from Ohio. He was a truck driver. He was a Vietnam War Army veteran. Survivors include two sons, Scott and Tim McColm; his parents, Ray and Della McColm; and a grandchild. Haught Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • McLAIN, LOLA, 94, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Jan. 8, 2002) at home. Born in Wadley, Ala., she came here about 20 years ago from Alabama. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Oliver McLain, St. Augustine; five daughters, Katie McNair, Detroit, Nina F. McCraw, Lakeland, Nina R. McLain, Tampa, Pinkie Cook, Ohio, and Geneva Middleton, Wappingers Fall, N.Y.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Everett-Derr & Anderson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • NOBLE, BEULAH G., 83, of Durant, died Sunday (Jan. 13, 2002) in Brandon. Born in Bloomingdale, she was a lifetime resident of the Tampa area. She was a homemaker and member of Pleasant Grove Assembly of God Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher, children's ministry teacher, president for several years of women's ministry and served as women's ministries sectional representative for Assemblies of God. Survivors include a daughter, Gayle Porter, Plant City; a son, Layne Noble, Tallahassee; a sister, Lola Gilford, Plant City; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • RICE, VIOLA A., of Tampa, died Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002) in Tampa. She was a member of the Seminole Heights United Methodist Church and fellowship class. Survivors include her husband, Fred A. Rice; a daughter, Roxie Jane Boykin, Tampa; a son, the Rev. Edward H. Rice, Bessemer, Ala.; and a grandson, Brian Boykin, Tampa. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Nebraska Chapel, Tampa.
  • SAUNDERS, JOHN HAMILTON JR., 20, of Odessa, died Friday (Jan. 11, 2002). The Tampa native was an overhead door service repairman, volunteer for Hillsborough-Lutz Station 24 Volunteer Fire Department and member of Oakwood Community Church, Tampa. Survivors include his fiancee, Edlina Mannapperuma, Miami; his parents, John H. and Helen "Sissy" K. Saunders, Tampa; three sisters, Julie, Jennifer, and Jaclyn Saunders, all of Odessa; his paternal grandparents, Jack and Jeanne Saunders, Tampa; and his maternal grandmother, Helen Hayes, Tampa. Trinity Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Home & Crematory, New Port Richey.
  • STEPHENS, OTIS M., 50, of Plant City, died Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002) in Tampa. Born in Miami, he came to the Tampa area in 1974 from Lakeland. He was a technician for Cross Pest Control, volunteer firefighter for Springhead Fire Department, and member of First Assembly Pentecostal of Plant City. Survivors include his wife, Denise Stephens; a daughter, Darra Stephens, Plant City; a son, Duran Stephens, Plant City; his mother, Carolyn Stephens, Lakeland; two brothers, Reed Stephens, Lakeland and James Stephens, Auburndale; and three grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • WILLIAMS, GERTRUDE MADELINE, 86, of Inverness, formerly of Tampa, died Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002) at Mariner Health Care Center, Inverness. Born in Tarentum, Pa., she moved to Inverness six years ago from Tampa. She was an accounting secretary for Oldt-Waring Appliance Co., Tampa, and a member of St. Scholastica Parish, Lecanto. Survivors include her sister, Ruth Demharter, Natrona Heights, Pa.; four grandchildren, David Williams and Denise Hopper, both of Hernando, Deborah Perry, Inverness, and Daniel Williams, Ogdensburg, N.Y.; 11 great-grandchildren; many nieces and one nephew. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
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  • BRISBOIS, BETTY, 59, of Hudson, died Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in New Port Richey. Born in Martinsburg, W.Va., she came here three months ago from Lakeland and was an inspector employed by Corning Glass. She was Catholic. She was a member of the following auxiliaries: Moose Lodge, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, all in Martinsburg. Survivors include her husband, Victor P.; a stepdaughter, Linda Brisbois, Frederick, Md.; and two brothers, William and Carl Plotner, both of Martinsburg. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • DEC, EDWARD, 85, of Hudson, died Thursday (Jan. 10, 2002) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here in 1959 from Middletown, N.Y. He was a retired tool and die maker employed by General Slicing in Walden, N.Y. Survivors include his wife, Ceslava "Tessie"; two daughters, Diane Pettit, Stone Ridge, N.Y., and Barbara Naudus, Calabash, N.C.; a sister, Stella Hennessy, Blooming Grove, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • DOERFLEIN, HOWARD R., 88, of Holiday, died Monday (Jan. 14, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in New Port Richey. He came here in 1978 from his native Milwaukee. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He was a pilot for Kearny & Trecker Corp. and flight instructor at Timmerman Field. He retired as a metal fabricating engineer for Stolper Industries with 19 years of service, all in Milwaukee. His memberships included the OX 5 Aviation Pioneers of Pittsburgh, National World War II Glider Pilot Association of Dallas, Disabled American Veterans of Kansas City, Mo., VFW Post of Milwaukee, and member Milwaukee Musicians. He taught guitar. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church of New Port Richey. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Margaret; a daughter, Virginia M. Lemkuil, New Port Richey; and two grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Holiday.
  • GEORGIADIS, VASSILIOS, 68, of Tarpon Springs, formerly of Holiday, died Friday (Jan. 11, 2002) at Tarpon Bayou Center, Tarpon Springs. He was born in Greece and moved to Tarpon Springs from Holiday. He was a restaurant owner and served in the Greek Army. He was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Tarpon Springs, and was a Mason. There are no known survivors. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.
  • MITCHELL, DONALD M., 86, of Bayonet Point, died Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002) at home. Born in Salina, Kan., he came here 13 years ago from Crozet, Va. He was a retired rural sociologist employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He ended his career there with the administration of disaster preparedness and food relief for the northeast United States and Puerto Rico. He was a veteran Navy officer of World War II. He was involved with the Girl Scouts and member Beacon Woods Civic Association. He was a member of Unity Church of Port Richey, where he was director of landscaping. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; two daughters, Lynn Harmon, Annandale, Va., and Janis Geyer, Blacksburg, Va.; and three grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • NOTAFRANCESCO, GUSTAVE T. "GUS," 53, of Port Richey, died Thursday (Jan. 10, 2002) at North Bay Hospital in New Port Richey. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here in 1997 from Middletown, N.Y. He was a certified alcohol counselor for St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. In 1990, he founded the a cappella group known as the Shallows. Survivors include his wife, Dolores; a son, Thomas, and a daughter, Gina Grecco, all of New Port Richey; three sisters, Rose Palone, Brooklyn, Marie Cappabianco and Donna Prince, both of New Port Richey; several nieces and nephews; and a grandson. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.
  • WOLFRAM, FRANCES, 90, of Port Richey, died Sunday (Jan. 13, 2002) at Bayonet Point Health Center in Hudson. Born in Webster, N.Y., she came here 29 years ago from Rochester, N.Y. She was a retired bank teller and an Army WAC who served in World War II. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Port Richey. Survivors include several grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
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    Clearwater

    • ADAMS, BEULAH HURST, 72, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Jan. 10, 2002) at home. She was born in Facquier County, Va., and came here in 1976 from Arlington, Va., where she worked for Giant Food. Locally she retired as a customer service representative for Pioneer Federal Savings & Loan, Largo, and later worked as a part-time cashier at Walgreens in Clearwater. She was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Largo. Survivors include two sisters, Hazel Baker, Belleair, and Katie Overland, Bethesda, Md.; a brother, Richard Hurst Jr., Rockville, Md.; and several nieces and nephews. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • KIRCHBERGER, JEAN, 82, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Jan. 13, 2002) at Sunset Point Rehabilitation Center, Clearwater. She was born in Boston and came here in 1971 from Astoria, N.Y. She worked at Maas Bros. Department Store, Clearwater. Survivors include a son, Robert, Midwood, N.Y.; a brother, Joseph Afienko, Clearwater; a sister, Florence DeCologero, Boston; and two granddaughters. Clearwater Funeral Home & Cremation Options.
    • McNEILL, JOHN J., 90, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Jan. 13, 2002) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Chicago and came here in 1971 from Crown Point, Ind. He owned and operated Vail Rubber Products Corp., Hammond, Ind. He was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Louise M.; a daughter, Annmary Roberts, Westminster, Colo.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • MILLER, MINNA LOU, 87, of Harrisonburg, Va., formerly of Clearwater, South Pasadena and Homosassa, died Friday (Jan. 11, 2002) at Harrisonburg Health & Rehab Center. She was born in Oil City, Pa., and lived in Clearwater from 1956 until she moved to South Pasadena in 1976, to Homosassa in 1978 and to Harrisonburg in 1999. She was director of a pilot program for the elderly in St. Petersburg and a social worker for Head Start. She was an active member and deaconess in the Methodist Church and a former PTA president. Survivors include two sons, Ken McNulty, Harrisonburg, and Donald A. McNulty, Gilford, N.H.; a daughter, Linda Daley, Bloomington, Minn.; a brother, Robert Maul, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home, Harrisonburg, Va.
    • MILLS, VINCENT MELVIN, 59, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Jan. 13, 2002) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He was born in Washington, D.C., and came here in 1991 from Frederick, Md. He worked for 11 years as a courier and was most recently affiliated with Ameripath Florida. He was an Army veteran and a past member of Aerie 3509 Fraternal Order of Eagles. Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Carol; a son, Vincent M. Jr., California; two daughters, Katie Gudbrandsen and Kelly Mills, both of Woodstock, Ga.; a sister, Linda Fillie, Alabama; and a grandson, Peter Gudbrandsen, Woodstock. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Chapel.
    • RAND, HAZEL A. (ANDERSON), 83, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., lived in Haverhill Md., and came here in 1983 from Willimantic, Conn. She retired in 1983 as a secretary at Eastern Connecticut State University and was Episcopalian. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Earl; a son, E. Sanford Rand, and a twin brother, Robert B. Anderson, all of Clearwater; and several nieces and nephews. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • RANDALL, EDWARD L., 89, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Jan. 13, 2002) at Palm Garden of Clearwater nursing home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Cleveland and came here in 1994 from Parma, Ohio. He worked as a salesman with the Great Western Co. and was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He was a member of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor. Survivors include his wife, Frances "Fay;" two daughters, Rosemary Randall, Palm Harbor, and Gloria Woodrow, Largo; a son, Peter, Valley City, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • ROGAN, MARIAN Z., 76, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Jan. 13, 2002) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Attica, Ohio, and came here in 1993 from New London, Conn. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, James; two sons, Michael, Arlington, Va., and James, London, England; two daughters, Kathleen Rogan Winslow, Olney, Md., and Sheila Rogan, Phoenix; two brothers, Ernest Zimmerman, Roy, Utah, and Roger Zimmerman, Attica; a sister, Joan Stein, Lakeville, N.Y.; and eight grandchildren. Clearwater Funeral Home & Cremation Options.
    • TETREAU, LOUIS JEAN, 81, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Jan. 13, 2002) at home. He was born in Sanford, Maine, and came here in 1980 from Cape Elizabeth, Maine. He worked as a utilities dispatcher for Central Maine Power Co., Portland, and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater, where he was an adult serve, an usher and a member of the Catholic Men's Association, a member of Old Fort Harrison VFW Post 2473, Turner Brandon American Legion Post 7, and Msgr. Thomas A. Colreavy Council 3580 Knights of Columbus, all of Clearwater, and a past county commander and member of the Portland American Legion Post. Survivors include three daughters, Joan Bradford, Ocean Springs, Mich., Katheryn Slater, Sacramento, Calif., and Denise Tetreau, South Portland, Maine; a brother, Sylvio, Clearwater; his companion, Midge Mason, Clearwater; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Clearwater Funeral Home & Cremation Options.

    Largo

    • ALTENBACH, CORINNE M., 97, of Brandon, formerly of Largo, died Friday (Jan. 11, 2002) at Tandem Health Care of Brandon. She was born in Lima, Ohio, and moved to the Brandon area in 1987 from Largo. She was a homemaker and a member of Providence Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Rosemary Harrison, Brandon, and Helen Jernigan, Toledo, Ohio; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
    • EICHLER, HELEN, 93, of Largo, died Friday (Jan. 11, 2002) at Oak Manor Nursing Center, Largo. She was born in Cleveland and came here in 1955 from Solon, Ohio. She worked as a hairdresser. Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Locke, Belleair Bluffs, and Patricia Archer, Gulf Breeze; a son, Stephen, Greensboro, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Dunedin.
    • FISCHER, EDWARD E., 91, of Largo, died Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Jamaica Plain, Mass., and came here in 1973 from New Town Square, Pa. He retired as an electrical engineer for 30 years with Reliance Electrical of Ohio. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and graduated from Northeastern University, Boston, in 1931. He was Lutheran. Survivors include his wife of 58 years; and several nephews, including James W. Monineau III, Sebastian. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • HARRIS, JEFFREY ALLEN, 39, of Valrico, formerly of Largo, died Friday (Jan. 11, 2002) at home. He was born in Lima, Ohio, and moved to Valrico in May 2001 from Largo. He was a custom mobility technician. He played softball in a competitive league in Largo. Survivors include his wife, Lisa Y.; a daughter, Rhianon Harris, Greenville, Ohio; two stepsons, Roy Rafield, Valrico, and Daniel Rafield, Seffner; a stepdaughter, Brandi Rafield, Seffner; his parents, Carroll and Susan Harris, Cairo, Ohio; and a sister, Julie Hall, Elida, Ohio. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
    • NINTEAU, ROBERT R. JR., 40, of Long Beach, Calif., formerly of Largo, died Wednesday (Jan. 9, 2002) in California. He was born in Lowell, Mass., came to Largo in 1978 and moved in 1996 to California. He was a carpet installer. Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Trenholm, Largo; his father, Robert Ninteau Sr., Port Charlotte; a sister, Michelle Wilwohl, Largo; and two brothers, David, Port Charlotte, and Randy, Largo. McKenzie Cremation and Burial Services, Signal Hill, Calif.
    • OBERST, PAUL E., 83, of Largo, died Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002) at home. He was born in Shavertown, Pa., and came here in 1977 from Vienna, Va. He worked 20 years for the federal government and was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. Survivors include two daughters, Jacqueline Catts, Clearwater, and Wendy Mueller, Great Falls, Va.; and five grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • POWELL, ARLYSS R., 84, of Largo, died Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002) at the home of her son in Largo. She was born in Sparta, Wis., and came here in 1924 from La Crosse, Wis. She was a homemaker and a member of Pathways Community Church, Largo. Survivors include a son, Robert, Largo; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    Palm Harbor

    • DONATO, PHILOMENA J., 88, of Palm Harbor, formerly of Holiday, died Sunday (Jan. 13, 2002) at Villa Rosa, Palm Harbor. She moved to Holiday in 1973 from her native Philadelphia and later moved to Palm Harbor. She was a homemaker and a 30-year volunteer for the United Cerebral Palsy Association in Philadelphia. She was a member of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor, and the St. Vicent DePaul Chapter of Catholic Daughters, Holiday. Survivors include two daughters, Christine Donato, Palm Harbor, and Monica Benigno, Clearwater; a son, Anthony, Sunrise; seven grandchildren, Donna, Michelle, Lisa, Barbara, Kimberly, Natalie and Toniann; and 11 great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • LAVEY, ALFRED P., 86, of Palm Harbor, formerly of Port Richey, died Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in Duluth, Minn., and came here in 1977 from Chicago. He was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and an Army veteran of World War II. He was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Dennis, Anchorage, Alaska, and Gerald, Humble, Texas; two brothers, Leo, St. Petersburg, and Ozzie, St. Paul, Minn.; three sisters, Evelyn, Los Angeles, Calif., Margaret Younk, Minneapolis, and Agnes Callahan, San Diego; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
    • LEE, MARY R., 90, of Palm Harbor, died Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1991 from Tuckerton, N.J., where she retired as a quality controller for Bendix Radio Co. Survivors include a son, F. Harry Kreutzberg, Palm Harbor; a brother, Paul Minnich, Oaklyn, N.J.; a sister, Frances Piecyk, Willingboro, N.J.; four grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • LESER, ERNA, 95, of Palm Harbor, died Sunday (Jan. 13, 2002) at St. Mark Village continuing care community, Palm Harbor. She was born in Berlin, Germany, and came here in 1975 from New York City, where she retired after 25 years as a fashion designer for Saks Fifth Avenue. She was Protestant. There are no known survivors. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • WILLIAMS, PATSY STURGILL, 76, of Palm Harbor, died Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She was born in Benham, Ky., and came here in 1959 from Lexington, Ky. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Ozona-Palm Harbor. Survivors include her husband, Roy; three daughters, Linda Crowson and Ruby June Ayers, both of Palm Harbor, and Jackie Putnam, Carlton, Mich.; four brothers, Robert, Jack and Jim, all of Lexington, and John, Ocean Springs, Miss.; two sisters, Sybil Lewis, Leesburg, and Katherine Lewis, Wentzville, Mo.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Dunedin.

    Tarpon Springs

    • GEORGIADIS, VASSILIOS, 68, of Holiday, formerly of Tarpon Springs, died Friday (Jan. 11, 2002) at Tarpon Bayou Center, Tarpon Springs. He was born in Greece and moved to Holiday from Tarpon Springs. He was a restaurant owner and a Greek Army veteran. He was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Tarpon Springs, and a Mason. There are no known survivors. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.

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    Madeira Beach

    • GEARY, DAVID M., 39, of Madeira Beach, died Sunday (Jan. 13, 2002) at home. He was born in Coral Gables and came here in 1969 from New York. He was a 1980 graduate of Seminole High School. He was a credit investigator for Associates Financial, a division of Ford Motor Co. He was a certified diving instructor and taught diving in Lew Key. Survivors include his mother, Barbara Geary, Madeira Beach; a sister, Eileen Duncan, and two brothers, Ronald and Robert, all of Seminole; and an uncle, James Butler, Redington Shores. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • KUBICEK, LILLIAN A., 98, of Madeira Beach, died Sunday (Jan. 13, 2002) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. She came here 37 years ago from her native Springfield, Mass. She was a homemaker and was Catholic. Survivors include a son, Robert E. Kubicek, Washington, N.C.; a daughter, Elaine M. Viens, Madeira Beach; a grandson, Gary Viens, Lutz; four great-grandsons; and a great-great-granddaughter. Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral Services, Largo.

    Pinellas Park

    • BRADFORD, SUE, 59, of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. She was born in Selma, Ala., and came here in 1987 from San Antonio, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of Solid Rock Christian Church. Survivors include her husband of 16 years, Starlin L.; a daughter, Pamela J. Thrash, Clearwater; two stepsons, Starlin L. Bradford Jr. and Thomas Bradford, both of Arlington, Texas; and a granddaughter, Stacey Ybaben, Clearwater. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • KILLIAN, ROBIN DORENE, 49, of Pinellas Park, died Thursday (Jan. 10, 2002) at home. She was born in Chambersburg, Pa., and came here last year from Gulf Shores, Ala. She was Christian and was involved in animal rescue efforts. Survivors include a daughter, Stacey Goe, a granddaughter, Savannah Goe, and a grandson, L.S. Goe Jr., all of Cumming, Ga. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • MURRAY, JOHN, 61, of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002) at IHS of Pinellas Park. There are no known survivors. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.

    St. Pete Beach

    • NIEMI, HUGO ALLAN, 75, of St. Pete Beach, died Thursday (Jan. 10, 2002) at home. Born in Baraga, Mich., he came here in the 1980s from Plymouth, Mich. He was a salesman and driver for Lake Seminole and Palms of Largo retirement homes. He was a Navy veteran and was a member of Pass-a-Grille Community Church and the Finnish Center Association. He attended Michigan State University and was an MSU sports fan. Survivors include his wife, Marie Merritt Niemi; a sister, Helen Saari, L'Anse, Mich.; three nieces; and seven nephews. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

    St. Petersburg

    • BLOOSOM, MABEL, 73, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002) at home. Born in Fort Valley, Ga., she came here at an early age. She attended Gibbs High School and was a domestic worker. She was a member of All Nations Church of God by Faith, where she served on the Mothers Board. Survivors include two sons, Eugene "Bonny" Mathis Jr. and John "Butch" Bloosom Jr.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Zion Hill Mortuary, St. Petersburg.
    • BORROWES, ANTHONY ROBERT, 94, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Jan. 14, 2002) at Palm Shores Retirement Center. He was born in Lynn, Mass., and came here in 1989 from Bradenton. He was a lieutenant in the Coast Guard for 24 years and served during World War II. He received a master's degree from the University of Florida. He was a high school art teacher. He was the director of Program Cultural Underprivileged in Manatee County. He was a life member of the Retired Officers Association, a member of the Military Order of World Wars, First Presbyterian Church, St. Petersburg Yacht Club, the Elks and the Moose Lodge. Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Marja P.; four daughters, Jacqueline Borrowes and Barbara Earle, both of Maitland, Elizabeth "Beth" Toabe, Stow, Mass., and Pamela J. O'Leary, Charlotte, N.C.; three granddaughters, Kimberly Patterson, Tallahassee, Meghan O'Leary, Charlotte, and Alana Toabe, Stow; and a grandson, David Earle, Maitland. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • CASSIN, PENNY L., 44, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Jan. 11, 2002) at home. Born in Johnson City, N.Y., she came here in 1978 from Endicott, N.Y. She was a shipping and receiving supervisor for Norris Precision Manufacturing in Clearwater for eight years. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 1700 in Endicott and played softball in leagues in St. Petersburg and Madeira Beach. Survivors include her parents, Richard W. and Helen E. Cassin, Endicott; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • DAVEY, CALVIN H. "CAL," 83, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Jan. 13, 2002) at Edward White Hospital. He was born in West Pittston, Pa., and came here in 1959 from Northville, N.Y. He was a 1938 graduate of Allentown (Pa.) Bible Institute with a ministerial and music degree. He was a music evangelist with R. N. Raycroft and traveled all across the country. He was a former music director at the First Church of the Nazarene, St. Petersburg, and was active in the St. Petersburg Male Chorus. He was a transport driver for Open Road Campers and a car courier for Autoway Toyota (formerly Sutherlin Toyota) for 12 years, then was a courier for H&R Block Tax Service for 18 years. He was a charter member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Pinellas Park, where he was a member of the Sanctuary Choir. He served in the Army Air Forces as a Teletype mechanic instructor. Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Helen; four daughters, Carolyn McElyea, Crockett, Texas, and Maxine Johnson, Dawn Cupac and Beth Warner, all of St. Petersburg; a brother, Kenneth C., Smyrna, Ga.; four stepchildren, Theodore Dominick, Pembroke Pines, Tim Dominick, Lake Placid, and Hollis Dominick and David Dominick, both of St. Petersburg; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • DAVITT, SANDRA RAYE "SANDIE," 57, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Springfield, Ill., she came here in 1978 from Livonia, Mich. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her mother, A. Marcella Biederman, Pineville, N.C.; four daughters, Wendy Johnson, Gulfport, Lisa Carey, Alpharetta, Ga., Lori Morris, Dearborn Heights, Mich., and Nancy Mazzola, Harper Woods, Mich.; three sisters, Cynthia Rogers, Weddington, N.C., Ami Mondeaux, Matthews, N.C., and Beverly Hood, Omaha, Neb.; and four grandchildren. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • DORING, JOHN W. SR., 81, of Brigantine, N.J., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002) in Brigantine. An Atlantic City, N.J., native, he came here in 1989 from Brigantine and returned there last year. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Eileen. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • DUDINE, MARGARET, 77, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002) at Bon Secours Maria Manor. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1997 from Long Island, N.Y. She was a homemaker and was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Raymond, Long Island, and Ronald, Midland, N.C.; three daughters, Judy Mitchell, St. Petersburg, Dolores Thatcher, Midland, and Joann Dudine, Long Island; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • EBERLY, MARGARET L., 94, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Jan. 11, 2002) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Evansville, Ind., she came here in 1970 from Washington, D.C. She was a retired postal administrator for the federal government. Survivors include a niece, Helen Linhart, Brookfield, Mo.; and a nephew, Donald Linhart, Mission, Kan. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
    • GLOVER, WALTER RAY JR., 81, of Homosassa, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Jan. 13, 2002) in Crystal River. Born in Erie, Pa., he moved to Homosassa five years ago from St. Petersburg. He was the former owner of W.R. Glover Construction in St. Petersburg. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in campaigns in France and the Rhineland. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Frances Mae (Merlington); three sons, Doug and Dennis, both of Homosassa, and Walter R. Glover III, Williamsburg, Va.; three daughters, Donna May Gentry, Williamsburg, Patricia Ann McClenning, Dunedin, and Kay Frances Geracia, Spring Hill; two sisters, Louise Kapenga and Helen Rahn, both of St. Petersburg; 21 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homossasa Springs.
    • HENDERSON, RICHARD "POP," of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002). He was born in Long Island, N.Y., and came here six years ago. He worked at Quickload in the boating manufacturing industry. He was an avid fisherman. Survivors include a son, Richard Henderson, California; two daughters, Christine Nichols, Arizona, and Michelle Henderson, St. Petersburg; his companion, Judy Walker, St. Petersburg; and eight grandchildren. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • HICKS, DIANA LUCILLE "DI," 48, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Jan. 11, 2002) at home. Born in Leominster, Mass., she came here in 2000 from Bowie, Md. She was a U.S. Capitol Police officer in Washington, D.C. for 18 years. She was Catholic and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. Survivors include a son, Thomas Putnam, Crofton, Md.; three brothers, Patsy A. DiMauro and Frank A. DiMauro, both of Edgewater, Md., and Mike J. DiMauro, Millersville, Md.; a sister, Lucille DiMauro, St. Petersburg; and a grandchild. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • HOEL, LOIS ANN, 81, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Jan. 14, 2002) at Menorah Manor. Born in Duluth, Minn., she came here in 1971 from Minneapolis. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Richard A. Hoel and William R. Hoel, both of St. Petersburg; a daughter, Suzanne M. Guidry, Aurora, Colo.; a brother, Charles Ziehlsdorff, Tomah, Wis.; a sister, Doris Jenson, Minneapolis; and three grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Service, St. Petersburg.
    • MONGARELLA, JOAN, 67, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Jan. 11, 2002) at home. Born in Westchester, N.Y., she came here in 1970 from New York City. She was a teacher and was Catholic. Survivors include a brother, John Garon, Plantation. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • PFUETZE, JUANITA MITCHELL, 90, of Riegelwood, N.C., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002) at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, N.C. She was born in Guilford College, N.C. Survivors include a daughter, Bettyann Rawls, Kelly, N.C.; a sister, Marguerite Mitchell Watkins, Durham, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and 16 nieces and nephews. East Coast Cremation and Burial Society, Sunset Beach, N.C.
    • POLK, JUNE M., 77, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002) at the Villas at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. Born in Forest Park, Ill., she came here in 1954 from Chicago. She attended St. Raphael's Catholic Church. Survivors include two brothers, Leland A. Russ, Loganville, Ga., and Leslie E. Russ, La Grange Park, Ill.; a sister, Betty Lee Jones, Hot Springs, Ark.; and many nieces and nephews. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • SCHKURKO, MYCHAIL "MIKE," 89, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Jan. 10, 2002) at IHS of St. Petersburg at William and Mary. He was born in Ukraine and came here in 1950 from Germany. He worked in paper mills for Georgia Pacific in Kalamazoo, Mich. He was Russian Orthodox. Survivors include his companion, Fenia; a son, John, Kalamazoo; a stepdaughter, Tamara Putnam, Plano, Texas; and a grandchild. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • SUMMERS, WILLIAM DOUGLAS "DOUG," 52, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Jan. 9, 2002) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. A Cincinnati native, he came here in 1985 from Georgetown, Ohio. He was a maintenance engineer for PODS in St. Petersburg. He was a Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Joyce "Susan"; two daughters, Brook Dawniel Summers, Clearwater, and Jessica Nykol Summers, St. Petersburg; a son, Douglas Monroe Summers, St. Petersburg; his mother, Betty Jo Summers, Cincinnati; two sisters, Leigh Summers, Cincinnati, and Donna Summers, St. Petersburg; and a grandson, Owen Hunter Summers, Clearwater. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • TRICE, LEROY, 46, of Cairo, Ga., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Jan. 10, 2002) at Archibald Hospital, Thomasville, Ga. Born in St. Petersburg, he moved to Cairo in 2001. He was a St. Petersburg High School graduate and studied auto upholstery at Pinellas Technical Education Center. He formerly worked at Compu-link Cable Co. Survivors include a brother, Shelton D. Harvey, St. Petersburg; and two sisters, Elizabeth Roquemore, Cairo, and Rebecca Lanier, St. Petersburg. Weston Funeral Home, Cairo, Ga.
    • WANEK, MARJORIE M., 87, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Jan. 10, 2002) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here in 1979 from Wayne, N.J., where she was a kindergarten teacher at Alps Road Elementary School for 16 years. She was Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Robert J.; and two sons, Robert R., St. Petersburg, and Douglas A., Tampa. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • WHITEHEAD, JOHNNIE B., 92, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Jan. 11, 2002) at Bayfront Medical Center. She came here in 1955 from her native Arlington, Ga. She graduated from high school in Georgia. She was an insurance agent and a nurse in the healthcare industry. She was a member of Bethel Community Baptist Church, where she served on the Senior Usher Board and was a member of the Missionary Society. She was a member of OES Rosa Royal Chapter 110, the Order of the Golden Circle Electra Assembly 147 and the Heroines of Jericho Bay City Court 109. Survivors include three sons, John W. Whitehead, Augusta, Ga., Edward J. Whitehead, Atlantic Beach, and Freddie L. Whitehead, St. Petersburg; three sisters, Jossie Ridden, Albany, Ga., Jesse Jeffries, Bloomfield, N.J., and Rosa Daniels, Miami; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Zion Hill Mortuary, St. Petersburg.
    • WIKKERINK, DORIS B., of St. Petersburg, formerly of South Pasadena, died Wednesday (Jan. 9, 2002) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Born in Cowansville, Quebec, she came here in 1932 from Vermont. She and her first husband, Maynard Duryea, the first mayor of South Pasadena, were former owners of Palm Memorial Funeral Home. The Duryeas also donated the land for Duryea Park in South Pasadena. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in St. Pete Beach. She was a former Queen of Hearts, a title awarded to honor leaders in community volunteer work. She was a charter member of the Beach Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. She was a past president of the St. Petersburg Chapter of the All Children's Hospital Guild and Bayfront Medical Center Guild and past royal matron of the Order of Amaranth. She was a member of the Orchestra Guild, the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts, Salty Sisters, St. Petersburg Yacht Club and Alpha Mu sorority. She attended the University of Tampa. Survivors include many nieces and nephews; and three stepchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Seminole.

    Seminole

    • BRANDT, IDA A. 103, of Seminole, formerly of Belleair Beach, died Friday (Jan. 11, 2002) at Freedom Square. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to Pinellas County in 1963 from Garden City, N.Y. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Largo. She sang in the choir and volunteered with homebound visitations. She was an avid bridge player. She was a former member of Belleair Beach Garden Club. Survivors include two sons, Robert, Lakewood, Colo., and Kenneth, Melville, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Linda Adams, David Brandt and Deborah Brandt; and two great grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • DAVIDSON, JOHN JAMES, 74, of Seminole, died Sunday (Jan. 13, 2002) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. Born in East Newark, N.J., he came here in 1996 from Union, N.J. He was a police lieutenant for Union Township (N.J.) Police Department. He was a member of Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church, Masonic Loyalty Lodge 33, VFW Post 02433, and Elks Lodge 1583, all in Union. He was a member of the Police Benevolent Association 69, Union Township. He was a member of the Army Navy Union, Largo, and AGC Flagship Alliance Club. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Jeanne; a son, Glenn J.J. Davidson, Fords, N.J.; a daughter, Bonnie Lynn Davidson Raad, Seminole; and two grandchildren. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home and Cemetery, Seminole.
    • WILLIAMS, DOROTHY, 85, of Seminole, died Monday (Jan. 14, 2002) at home. She came here in 1974 from her native Lakewood, Ohio. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Largo. She was an avid bowler. Survivors include two sons, Neil, Westlake, Ohio, and Gary, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Marilyn L. Eppich, Seminole; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
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