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March 1, 2002
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Friday, March 1, 2002

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

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  • CUMMINGS, MARY E., 80, of Lake Panasoffkee, died Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2002) at Citrus MemorialHospital in Inverness. Born in Nashville, she came here in 2001 from Pontiac, Mich., and was a retired nurse employed by the state of Michigan. She was Baptist. Survivors include a daughter, Sally Castillo, Lake Panasoffkee; two sons, David, Clarkston, Mich., and Charles, Seffner; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • KELLEY, CHERYL A., 51, of Hernando, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) in Inverness. She came here in 1996 from her native Augusta, Maine. She retired as a chief division of space management specialist from the state of Maine. She was a life member of Good Sam Club and a member of the Advent Christian Church, Chelsea, Maine. Survivors include her husband, Milan D.; two daughters, Tammy Grant, Homosassa, and Shari Kelley, Inglis; two brothers, Darrell Brann, Chelsea, and Gerald Brann, Whitefield, Maine; and four grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inverness.
  • MARTINETTI, ANGELO, 74, of Inverness, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. he came here in 1978 from North Bellmore, N.Y. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a sister, Alma Tarantino, Inverness; three nephews, Sal Tarantino, Dunnellon, Michael Tarantino, Hernando Beach, and Chris Tarantino, Newport News, Va.; two nieces, Jackie Tarantino, Floral City, and Lori Amlicke, Inverness; nine great-nieces and great-nephews. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness.
  • STANTON, HELEN L., 89, of Crystal River, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at Metro General Hospital in Nashville. Born in Chillicothe, Ohio, she came here 19 years ago from Columbus, Ohio. She recently relocated to Nashville to be with family. She was a homemaker and a former member of the Eastern Star. She was Protestant. Survivors include two sons, David, Nashville, and Arthur, Jacksonville; a daughter, Janice Schloz, Houston; a brother, Wayne Rinehart, and a sister, Betty Hamblin, both of Chillicothe; many nieces and nephews; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home with Crematory, Beverly Hills.
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  • BROWN, FREDRICK BRUCE, 68, of Spring Hill, formerly of Dunedin, died Wednesday (Feb. 20, 2002) at home. Born in Boston, he moved to Dunedin 32 years ago from Warren, Mass., and recently relocated to Spring Hill. He was a private nurse and was an Army veteran. Survivors include two sons, Fredrick E. and Eric B., both of Florida; eight daughters, Cathy Swartz, Bonita Henneman, Nancy Condon, Cynthia Barkow and Denise Rhodes, all of Florida, Evelyn Oliver, Tennessee, Betty Gentry, Georgia, and Beverly Tucker, Ocala; three sisters, Dorothy Skeen, Ohio, Marion Hale, New Hampshire, and Florence Cappadano, Massachusetts; 23 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Dunedin.
  • CUNNINGHAM, WILLIAM WALTER, 71, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (Feb. 23, 2002) at home. Born in Cabin John, Md., he came here 22 years ago from Kettering, Md. He was a retired boiler plant operator for the Naval Ship & Research Development Center and member of its Navy Golf Team. He was an Army veteran serving in the Korean War. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Jean; two sons, Geary L., West River, Md., and Kenneth W., Spring Hill; three sisters, Helen M. Cornwell, St. Cloud, Joan Mattison, Mount Airy, Md., and Nancy Swain, Gaithersburg, Md.; and one grandchild. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.
  • DYE, ROBERT "BOBBY," 67, of Nobleton, died Monday (Feb. 25, 2002) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. He came here 20 years ago from his native Anderson, Ind. He worked in construction and excelled in carpentry and brick masonry work. He was a member of the Mounds Baptist Church, Anderson. He was a card-carrying PGA member and held the course record at Tri-County Golf Course in Anderson. He was a military veteran, and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. Survivors include a son, Brad, Kansas City, Mo.; two daughters, Beth Cook, St. Louis, and Craig, Smithville, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Brooksville.
  • RISPOLI, SAM, 86, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at Evergreen Woods Health Center in Spring Hill. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 14 years ago from Safety Harbor and was a retired supervisor for Pall Corp. He was Catholic. Survivors include a son, Jerry, Largo; two daughters, Jean Stanonis and Vi VanRiper, both of Spring Hill; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.
  • VIVELO, ALBERT, 68, of Brooksville, died Thursday (Feb. 28, 2002) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here seven years ago from Long Island, N.Y. He owned an appliance repair shop and was a member of the Christian Church in Wildwood. Survivors include his wife, Josephine; two sons, Albert, Holbrook, N.Y., and James, Riverhead, N.Y.; six daughters, Madeline Luckhart, Ocala; Victoria Plume, Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Teresa and Angie Vivelo, both of Holbrook, Gena Vivelo, Brooksville, and Tammy Hoffman, New York; his stepmother, Ida Vivelo, Brooklyn; two brothers, Donald, Pompano Beach, and Anthony, Staten Island, N.Y.; two sisters, Josephine Lovet and Anna Marie Vivelo, both of Brooklyn; and 10 grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.
  • WAYMIRE, ROY C., 91, of Brooksville, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Brooksville. Born in Orestes, Ind., he came here 55 years ago from Alexandria, Ind. He was a retired delivery person. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; two sons, Elroy, Brooksville, and Fred, San Antonio; two daughters, Joyce Stewart, Brooksville, and Marilyn Axson, Walterboro, S.C.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.
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  • BALLARD, ARTHUR, 95, of Plant City, died Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2002) in Plant City. He was a Plant City native and a lifelong resident. He was an office manager for a printing company and was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Nina Marie Ballard; three sons, Terry O. Ballard and Jerry L. Ballard, both of Plant City, and Ray L. Ballard, Murphy, N.C.; a brother, Marion Ballard, Jacksonville; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • BARNES, DONALD R., 51, of Jalisco, Mexico, died Monday (Feb. 4, 2002) at home. He was a native of Tampa. He was a Marine Corps veteran and became disabled while in the service. Survivors include two daughters, Janalee, Brooksville, and Joy, Alabama; his mother, Rosemary Krul, Lithia; and a sister, Deborah McIver, Tampa. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • De MICHELE, LEWIS S., 79, of Tampa, died Monday (Feb. 25, 2002) in Oldsmar. Born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., he came here in 1989. He was a master machinist, a World War II Navy veteran and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Josephine; a daughter, Jacqueline De Michele, Raynham, Mass.; a son, Gary, Tampa; a sister, Geraldine Ragonetti, Staatsburg, N.Y.; a brother, Eugene De Michele, Poughkeepsie; and a grandchild. Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey.
  • DiCORTE, VERDA L., 75, of New Port Richey, formerly of Tampa, died Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2002) at North Bay Hospital in New Port Richey. Born in Jonas Ridge, N.C., she moved to New Port Richey 48 years ago from Tampa. She was a co-owner of Billy's Auto & Lotto and C&D Auto Body. She was a member of Gulf High Band Boosters and the Florida State Seminole Boosters. She was Methodist. Survivors include her husband, David V.; two sons, Billy D. and Roy Lee, both of New Port Richey; two daughters, Karen H. Yore, Crawfordville, and Naomi L. Carman, Crystal Beach; a sister, Geneva Ollis, Morganton, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • DIXON, ROY LEE, 72, of Brandon, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) in Brandon. Born in Ohio, he came to the Tampa area in 1980. He was an Army veteran and was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou; a daughter, Debra Eble; three sons, Roy Dixon Jr., Craig Dixon and Steven Dixon; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • JUDD, ANN, 61, of Land O'Lakes, formerly of Tampa, died Monday (Feb. 25, 2002) at University Community Hospital, Tampa. Born in Algood, Tenn., she moved to Land O'Lakes in 1999 from Tampa. She was a retired supervisor for Republic Parking, Tampa, and attended a Methodist church. Survivors include two sons, Rick Judd, New Orleans, and Ron Judd, Land O'Lakes; three brothers, James Breeding, Fred Breeding and Roy Breeding, all of Cookeville, Tenn.; and a granddaughter. American Heritage Cremation Society, Clearwater.
  • KRATZER, COLLEEN G., of Tampa, died, Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002). She retired after 30 years of teaching in the Hillsborough County school system. Survivors include her husband, Rudy; nine children, John, Erik, Valerie, Jeffrey, Ursula Kratzer, Sheila and Heidi Kratzer, and Beth and Sumesh Chandra; three sisters, Sheila Gold, Norma De Lancey and Joan Ressiger; and six grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • OLSON, MARION C., 55, of Lithia, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002). Born in Minnesota, she worked in accounting at Robey-Barber Insurance for four years. Survivors include three daughters, Leigh Ann Foss, Princeton, Minn., Denise Topp, Lithia, and Roseanne Olson, Plymouth, Minn.; two brothers, Wayne Erickson, Clearwater, and Gerald Erickson, Pensacola; two brothers; and five sisters. Zipperer's Funeral Home, Ruskin.
  • RODGERS, DAISY E., 76, of Carrollwood, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002). She was a former resident of Dayton, Ohio. Survivors include two sons, Bruce and David Rodgers; and two stepsons, Ron Morrison and Mike Morrison. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • WOLFORD, KAREN LOUISE, 33, of Tampa, died Monday (Feb. 25, 2002) at home. She was a Tampa native and a lifelong resident. She worked in food service and was a member of East Sligh Avenue Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Shawn F.; two daughters, Ashley Wilson, Greenwood, S.C., and Gloria Wilson, Tampa; her parents, Betty F. and Oscar L. Stewart, Tampa; her grandmother, Gloria Fisher, Tampa; and four brothers, Oscar L. Stewart Jr. and Bobby L. Stewart, both of Tampa, Daniel Rachelewfsky, Naples, Fla., and Robert Stewart, Japan. Marsicano -- B. Marion Reed -- Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.
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  • BOWES, LAURA M., 10, of Land O'Lakes, died Monday (Feb. 25, 2002) at home. She came here six months ago from her native Manchester, England, and was a student at Lake Myrtle Elementary School. She was Protestant. Survivors include her parents, Paul and Julie, a sister, Clair, and a brother, Stuart, all of Land O'Lakes; maternal grandfather; Alan Hart, Manchester; several aunts and uncles. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • CROSKEY, FRANK A., 86, of Bayonet Point, died Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2002) at home. Born in Detroit, he came here in 1973 from Michigan. He was an assistant director for General Motors Corp. and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Engineers and the Elks Club. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Balbina; two sons, Frank J., Brighton, Mich., and Gregory, Fresno, Calif.; two brothers, Thomas and Philip, both of Michigan; three sisters, Ann Tomaszewski and Helen Vitkowski, both of Detroit, and Jean Pelak, Fort Myers; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Preferred Funeral Alternatives, Holiday.
  • FAIELLA, JOSEPH P. "PAT," 87, of Hudson, Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at Windsor Woods Convalescent Center in Hudson. Born in New York City, he came here 25 years ago from Wayne, N.J. He was an advertising manager for Quality Weeklies Newspaper. He was a former member of Gulf Winds Sailing Club, Gulf Harbor Yacht Club and New Jersey Press Association. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor; four sons, Frank Faiella, Comptche, Calif.; Joseph Faiella, San Francisco; Paul Fernandez, Woodstock, Ga.; and James Fernandez, Albuquerque, N.M; three daughters, Toni Small, New Bern, N.C.; Mary Turkus, Califon, N.J.; and Cheryl Kenny, the Woodlands Mall, Texas; 18 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • FOX, LEE MARIE, of New Port Richey, formerly of Holiday and Tarpon Springs, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at Whispering Pines Nursing Center in New Port Richey. Born in Elmhurst, N.Y., she moved to Tarpon Springs from New York City in 1973, then later to Holiday and New Port Richey. She was a retired sales agent for Holiday Reality. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Louis W. Fox; two sons, William and Richard; two daughters, Sandra and Michele; several nieces and nephews; and seven grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • JUDD, ANN, 61, of Land O'Lakes, died Monday (Feb. 25, 2002) at University Community Hospital in Tampa. Born in Algood, Tenn., she came here in 1999 from Tampa. She retired as a supervisor from Republic Parking in Tampa and attended the Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Rick, New Orleans, and Ron, Land O'Lakes; three brothers, James, Fred and Roy Breeding, all of Cookeville, Tenn.; and one granddaughter. American Heritage Cremation Society, Clearwater.
  • LEE, KWEN YING, 87, of Port Richey, died Monday (Feb. 25, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in New Port Richey. Born in Canton, China, she came here 20 years ago from Toronto. Survivors include three sons, Ken and Hardy Lee, both of Toronto, and Kam Kong, Babylon, N.Y.; two daughters, Kam-Ping Jew, Homedale, N.J., and Kam-Sheung Lee, Port Richey; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • MARTIN, JOHN H., 95, of Spring Hill, formerly of Dunedin, died Monday (Feb. 18, 2002) at Forest Oaks Care Center in Spring Hill. Born in Bronx, N.Y., he came to Dunedin in 1968 from New York and moved to Spring Hill in 1998. He retired as a machine supervisor after 25 years with Sunshine Biscuit Co., Long Island City, N.Y. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church of Dunedin. Survivors include two sons, John R., Ohio, and Allen R., Sanford, N.C.; a sister, Florence Goonan, Lakewood, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • MARTINEZ, MARY ANN, 64, a winter resident of Holiday, died Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2002) at HelenEllis Memorial Hospital in Tarpon Springs. She was a winter resident from her native Chicago. She was a retired clerk for South Chicago Hospital with 15 years of service and a member of St. Florian Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Robert J.; three sons, Robert T., Highland, Ind.; Ronald J., Lisle, Ill.; and James J., Kentwood, Mich.; her mother, Marie Holupkovic, Lansing, Ill.; a twin sister, Joan F. Blasi, Naperville, Ill.; a brother, Ronald J. Holupkovic, Munster, Ind.; and three grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Holiday.
  • OVARK, ADAM, 88, of Hudson, died Thursday (Feb. 14, 2002) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Cleveland, he came here 28 years ago from Brecksville, Ohio. He was a manager employed by U.S. Steel and a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Irene; two sons, Ron, Macedonia, Ohio, and Kenneth, Scardon, Ohio; a daughter, Karen Cocklin, Strongsville, Ohio; a sister, Helen Pratley, Lakewood, Ohio; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • ROBINSON, HAROLD GUILD, 89, of Holiday, died Thursday (Feb. 28, 2002) at Hospice of Pasco in New Port Richey. Born in Grafton, Mass., he came here in 1987 from Brewer, Maine. He was an Air Force veteran, retiring as a civilian personnel officer with 33 years of service. He was a former lieutenant governor of Maine (1971-1972), a member of Masonic Lodge 7, AF&AM, Aloha Shrine of Hawaii, Agana Consistory of Guam, Kiwanis and Lions Club, both of Maine. He was a member of Grafton Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Katherine Lois; a son, Harold G., Holiday, and Donald D., Kansas City, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Holiday.
  • SHARPE, MARY C. "MOLLY," 82, of Holiday, died Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in New Port Richey. Born in Lancaster, Pa., she came here in 1989 from Peach Bottom, Pa., and was a homemaker. She was Catholic. Survivors include a brother, Richard E. Sutton; many nieces, nephews and cousins. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • WALKER, LaVERN J., 80, of Holiday, died Thursday (Feb. 28, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in New Port Richey. Born in Lapeer County, Mich., he came here in 1993 from Hillman, Mich. He was a retired carpenter for R.E. Dailey Construction, Detroit, and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Commerce, Mich. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Nellie A.; a son, John C., Falmouth, Maine; a brother, Jack Lewis, Davidson, Mich.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Holiday.
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    Belleair Bluffs

    • MICHAELS, CARL R., 73, of Belleair Bluffs, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at home. He was born in Surveyor, Pa., and came here in 1977 from Enola, Pa. He worked as a maintenance supervisor for the city of Largo and was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Largo, and several stamp collectors clubs -- including the Clearwater and St. Petersburg Stamp clubs, the Suncoast Philatelic Society and the American Airmail Society. Survivors include two sons, Joseph, Largo, Stephen, Wathena, Kan.; a daughter, Vicki Bufe, Lake Worth; his mother, Olive Michaels, Clearfield, Pa.; and seven grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

    Clearwater

    • BLACKSHEAR, OUIDA E., 86, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2002) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in Alabama and came here in 1999 from Panama City, Fla. She was a registered nurse and a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church of Panama City. Survivors include a son, Dr. William M. Jr., Clearwater; three sisters, Janette Cowen, Alabama, Grace Brogden, Andalusia, Ala., and Emmie Lou Williams, Dallas; and four grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • BRACH, JOSEPH J., 82, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Holyoke, Mass., and came here in 1978 from England. He retired with the rank of chief master sergeant after 30 years in the Air Force and was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a daughter, Marjorie Raftery, Clearwater; two sisters, Ann Czerwiec and Amelia Brach, both of Holyoke; and a grandchild. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Belcher Chapel, Clearwater.
    • Di CARLO, THEODORE R., 85, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in Rose Point, Pa., was a seasonal resident since 1993 and moved here in 2000 from New Castle, Pa., where he owned and operated a wholesale poultry business. Survivors includes a daughter, Mary Margaret Leckwart, Clearwater; a brother, Edmund, New Castle; two sisters, Alice Fascetti, New Castle, and Minnie Mercuri, Elwood City, Pa.; two grandchildren, Thomas Leckwart, Jacksonville, and Tanya McKee, Palm Harbor; and three great-grandchildren. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
    • FAULKNER, LOIS J. HODGES, 69, of Clearwater, died Monday (Feb. 25, 2002) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Plymouth, Ind., and came here in 1960 from West Lafayette, Ind. She retired as a medical receptionist for Dr. W.D. Moody, Clearwater. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Walter L.; a son, Mike, Clearwater; a sister, Carolyn Kay McDonald, Warsaw, Ind.; and two grandchildren. Veterans Cremation & Burial Society, Clearwater.
    • HOTALING, EDITH ROSE, 74, of Vancouver, Wash., formerly of Clearwater, died Thursday (Feb. 21, 2002) at Rose Vista Care Center, Vancouver. She was born in Turtle Creek, Pa., and lived here for many years. She was an artist and fashion illustrator and a sales representative for Bonwit-Teller and John Wanamaker, both in Abington, Pa., and for Maas Bros., Clearwater, and she retired in 1993 as assistant director of Operation Head Start in Clearwater. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Clearwater. Survivors include three sisters, Dorothy M. Crowley, Newtown, Pa., Jane Valintine Arnold, Hershey, Pa., and Melinda Young, Fairfax, Va.; and 17 grandnieces and grandnephews. Davies Cremation & Burial Services, Vancouver, Wash.
    • KUNIEJ, JOHN, 75, a winter resident of Clearwater, died Monday (Feb. 25, 2002) at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg. He was a seasonal resident for several years from his native Chicago, where he retired as an insurance agent for AAA. Survivors include his wife, Marion. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
    • SHAFFER, MARIAN A., 76, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2002) at the Oaks of Clearwater. She was born in Ontario and came here in 1972 from New York. She worked for Lenscrafters Optical and was Presbyterian. Survivors include a son, James Hatley, Clearwater; a daughter, Susan Ickes, New York; two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Dunedin.

    Dunedin

    • BROWN, FREDRICK BRUCE, 68, of Spring Hill, formerly of Dunedin, died Wednesday (Feb. 20, 2002) at home. He was born in Boston, came to Dunedin in 1970 from Warren, Mass., and recently relocated to Spring Hill. He was a private nurse and an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include two sons, Fredrick E. and Eric B., both of Florida; eight daughters, Beverly Tucker, Ocala, Cathy Swartz, Bonita Henneman, Nancy Condon, Cynthia Barkow and Denise Rhodes, all of Florida, Evelyn Oliver, Tennessee, and Betty Gentry, Georgia; three sisters, Dorothy Skeen, Ohio, Marion Hale, New Hampshire, and Florence Cappadano, Massachusetts; 23 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Dunedin.
    • McLEAN, JAMES JR., 70, of Dunedin, died Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2002) at home. He was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, and came here in 1983 from Bethlehem, Pa., where he retired as an export traffic manager for Bethlehem Steel. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and served in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was Presbyterian and a member of the 82nd Airborne Association. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Ann; three sons, James Allen McLean, Dunedin, John Robert McLean, Plant City, and Capt. William Michael McLean, San Antonio, Texas; and five grandchildren. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, Cemetery & Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • RADOVANIC, PAUL TIMOTHY, 46, of Dunedin, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Cleveland and came here in 1991 from Mount Juliet, Tenn. He worked as a salesman for Douglas Machines, Clearwater. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Dunedin. He enjoyed woodworking. Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Mary Lou; a son, Paul Christopher, and a daughter, Holly Louise Radovanic, both of Dunedin; a brother, Martin, Johnstown, Pa.; a sister, Mary Capps, Cleveland, Ohio; and a granddaughter, Niesha. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.

    Largo

    • HARRISON, MARY M., 93, of Pinellas Park, formerly of Largo, died Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2002) at Bon Secours Maria Manor, St. Petersburg. She was born in Woodsfield, Ohio, came to Largo in 1965 from Panama and later moved to Pinellas Park. She was a registered nurse and worked for the federal government in Panama. She was Roman Catholic. Survivors include a niece, Joan Kovach, Sun City, Ariz., and a nephew, David Ange, North Dakota. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • HILLER, EDNA R., 76, of Largo, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at the Good Samaritan Hospital, St. Petersburg. She was born in Detroit and came here in 1957 from Rahway, N.J. She co-owned and operated Hiller's Lock Service, Clearwater, and was a member of Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a daughter, Janice Cronier, St. Petersburg; a grandson, G. Brian Cronier, Tampa; a niece, Jacqueline Loftus, North Port; and three cousins, Evelyn Shaw, Port Salerno, Louise Runge, Westlake Village, Calif., and Gladys Plumb, Asbury Park, N.J. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • HOELLE, DALE W., 75, of Largo, died Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2002) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He came here in 1990 from his native Fort Wayne, Ind., where he retired as a tool and die maker for Gildea Tool and Die. He was an Army veteran of World War II and Catholic. Survivors include a son, David, and two daughters, Sandy Roth and Cathy Schmitt, all of Fort Wayne; a sister, Dorothy Lori McCoy, Clearwater; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • JONES, ROBERT B., 91, of Largo, died Monday (Feb. 25, 2002). He retired in 1965 from Exxon Corp., locally he was a real estate broker in the Clearwater area. He was past president of the Clearwater-Largo-Dunedin Board of Realtors and Florida Chapter 25 Farm and Land Institute. He was a charter member and held a hole-in-one certificate from the former Belleview Biltmore Country Club. Neptune Society, Palm Harbor.
    • KELLY, JOHN J., 86, of Largo, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at Oak Manor Nursing Center, Largo. He was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1978 from Roslyn, Pa., where he retied as comptroller for Polychem Division of Budd Co. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Seminole, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society and usher and Mass server. Survivors include his wife, Margaret. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • McALPIN, IRENE A., 94, of Largo, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at Palm Garden of Largo nursing home. She was born in Dallas and came here in 1979 from Silver Spring, Md. She retired as an executive secretary for the federal government. She was Unitarian and a member of the National Poetry Society. Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Guadagnolo, Largo; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • PARSON, ROBERT P., 82, of St. Augustine, formerly of Largo, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at Flagler Hospital East, St. Augustine. He came to Jacksonville in 1951 from Memphis and moved to Largo in 1954 and recently to St. Augustine. He was a retired sales representative for Marathon Paper Manufacturers, Neva, Wis., and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Clearwater. Survivors include two sons, Robert P. III and Steven T., both of St. Augustine; a sister, Mary Paul Ford, Atlanta; and two grandchildren, Eric Parsons, Tallahassee, and Andrew Parsons, Savannah, Ga. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
    • TUCKER, RICHARD G., 69, of Largo, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Los Angeles and came here in 1999 from Ohio, where he retired after 25 years as an aeronautical engine development designer for General Electric. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, and served with the 11th Airborne in Japan and Korea where he received a Purple Heart. He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and VFW Post 7938, Largo. Survivors include his wife of two years, Margaret; three daughters, Debi Robinson, Cedar Grove, Ind., Vicki Munro, Union, Ky., and Christine Barke, Cincinnati; a sister, Patricia Bruns, Long Beach, Calif.; and several grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

    Oldsmar

    • MASTERTON, KATHLEEN ANN, 57, of Oldsmar, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Worcester, Mass., and came here in 1976 from Brockton, Mass. She worked as a therapist for Mental Health Association, Tampa. Survivors include her husband, Bill; a son, Brett Chandler, Tampa; her mother, Margaret Mary Cleary, Palm Harbor; and a sister, Eileen Reinoehl, California. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Palm Harbor

    • CAKE, FLORENCE J., 72, of Palm Harbor, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at home. She was born in New York City and came here in 1968 from Mineola, N.Y. She was a homemaker. She was an active member of Palm Harbor United Methodist Church and the Christian Women's Association. Survivors include her husband of 20 years, Charles; a son, John Keith Clark, Tampa; two daughters, Michelle Clark, Palm Harbor, and Randi Conger, Morganton, N.C.; a sister, Muriel Horstman, Babylon, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Royal Palm Funeral Chapel & Cemetery North, St. Petersburg.
    • CARLSON, EMMA RUTH, 83, of Palm Harbor, died Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2002) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She was born in Highwood, Ill., and came here in 1978 from Wisconsin. She was a homemaker and Lutheran. Survivors include a son, Ken, Palm Harbor; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • ORR, ESTER BELL, 91, of Tallassee, Ala., formerly of Palm Harbor, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) in Alabama. Survivors include three sons, Bobby Joe Orr, Tallassee, and Al and Billy Howard Orr, both of Brooksville; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Jeffcoat Funeral Home, Tallassee, Ala.
    • RACINE, ERNEST H., 96, of Palm Harbor, died Sunday (Feb. 24, 2002) at home. He was born in Dorchester, Mass., and came here in 1967 from Youngstown, Ohio, where he owned a vending machine company. He was a member of Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, Clearwater, Dunedin Country Club, the Citrus Growers Association, the Roebling Society of Morton Plant Hospital, the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, the Tippecanoe Country Club of Youngstown and was a life member of Rotary Club, Dunedin. Survivors include two daughters, Phyllis MacNeil, Palm Harbor, and Carole Conley, Chardon, Ohio; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • TOBARA, MARIA, 75, of Palm Harbor, died Monday (Feb. 25, 2002) at home. She was born in Vienna, Austria, and came here in 1981 from Detroit. She retired as a surgical nurse in New York City and Michigan. During World War II, she was a captain in the German Army Nurse Corps and was captured by Gen. George Patton. She was Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Evelyn Moyer, Grand Rapids, Mich.; her father, Carl Conard, Palm Harbor; a sister, Theresa Dragan; a granddaughter, Samantha Moyer, Grand Rapids, and two nephews, Gerhard and Robert. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Safety Harbor

    • OSMAN, ESTHER, 87, of Safety Harbor, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at Westchester Gardens Rehabilitation and Care Center, Clearwater. She was born in Staples, Minn., and came here in 1979 from Pontiac, Mich., where she worked 30 years in the parts department of Pontiac Motors. She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a brother, Lloyd Johnson, Fulton, Ill., four sisters, Della Miller, Hazel Miller, Erma Murphy and Dorothy Doolittle, all of the Minneapolis area; and several nieces and nephews in Minnesota and Arizona. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Tarpon Springs

    • FEDORCHAK, DANIEL MICHAEL "DANNY," 65, of Tarpon Springs, died Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2002) at Tampa General Hospital. He came here in 1987 from his native Gary, Ind., where he retired as vice president of a steel mill. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Tarpon Springs, and the Vietnam Vets Association, Tarpon Springs. There are no known survivors. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.

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    Pinellas Park

    • HARRISON, MARY M., 93, of Pinellas Park, formerly of Largo, died Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2002) at Bon Secours Maria Manor, St. Petersburg. She was born in Woodsfield, Ohio, came to Largo in 1965 from Panama and later moved to Pinellas Park. She was a registered nurse and worked for the federal government in Panama. She was Roman Catholic. Survivors include a niece, Joan Kovach, Sun City, Ariz., and a nephew, David Ange, North Dakota. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • HILLER, EDNA R., 76, of Largo, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at the Good Samaritan Hospital, St. Petersburg. She was born in Detroit and came here in 1957 from Rahway, N.J. She co-owned and operated Hiller's Lock Service, Clearwater, and was a member of Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a daughter, Janice Cronier, St. Petersburg; a grandson, G. Brian Cronier, Tampa; a niece, Jacqueline Loftus, North Port; and three cousins, Evelyn Shaw, Port Salerno, Louise Runge, Westlake Village, Calif., and Gladys Plumb, Asbury Park, N.J. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • HOELLE, DALE W., 75, of Largo, died Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2002) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He came here in 1990 from his native Fort Wayne, Ind., where he retired as a tool and die maker for Gildea Tool and Die. He was an Army veteran of World War II and Catholic. Survivors include a son, David, and two daughters, Sandy Roth and Cathy Schmitt, all of Fort Wayne; a sister, Dorothy Lori McCoy, Clearwater; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • JONES, ROBERT B., 91, of Largo, died Monday (Feb. 25, 2002). He retired in 1965 from Exxon Corp., locally he was a real estate broker in the Clearwater area. He was past president of the Clearwater-Largo-Dunedin Board of Realtors and Florida Chapter 25 Farm and Land Institute. He was a charter member and held a hole-in-one certificate from the former Belleview Biltmore Country Club. Neptune Society, Palm Harbor.
    • KELLY, JOHN J., 86, of Largo, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at Oak Manor Nursing Center, Largo. He was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1978 from Roslyn, Pa., where he retied as comptroller for Polychem Division of Budd Co. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Seminole, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society and usher and Mass server. Survivors include his wife, Margaret. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • McALPIN, IRENE A., 94, of Largo, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at Palm Garden of Largo nursing home. She was born in Dallas and came here in 1979 from Silver Spring, Md. She retired as an executive secretary for the federal government. She was Unitarian and a member of the National Poetry Society. Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Guadagnolo, Largo; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • PARSON, ROBERT P., 82, of St. Augustine, formerly of Largo, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at Flagler Hospital East, St. Augustine. He came to Jacksonville in 1951 from Memphis and moved to Largo in 1954 and recently to St. Augustine. He was a retired sales representative for Marathon Paper Manufacturers, Neva, Wis., and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Clearwater. Survivors include two sons, Robert P. III and Steven T., both of St. Augustine; a sister, Mary Paul Ford, Atlanta; and two grandchildren, Eric Parsons, Tallahassee, and Andrew Parsons, Savannah, Ga. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
    • TUCKER, RICHARD G., 69, of Largo, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Los Angeles and came here in 1999 from Ohio, where he retired after 25 years as an aeronautical engine development designer for General Electric. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, and served with the 11th Airborne in Japan and Korea where he received a Purple Heart. He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and VFW Post 7938, Largo. Survivors include his wife of two years, Margaret; three daughters, Debi Robinson, Cedar Grove, Ind., Vicki Munro, Union, Ky., and Christine Barke, Cincinnati; a sister, Patricia Bruns, Long Beach, Calif.; and several grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

    Pinellas Park

    • HORVATH, EUGENE M., 82, of Frostproof, formerly of Pinellas Park, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at the Palms of Sebring. Born in Hungary, he moved to Frostproof in 1989. He was the owner of Sweets Tavern in Pinellas Park. Survivors include his wife, Anne; two sons, Victor L. Russell, St. Petersburg, and Albert H. Russell, Tampa; a daughter, Mary Dobos, Sebring; a brother, Erno, Hungary; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring.
    • RUBY, PAUL A., 89, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (Feb. 24, 2002). Born in Passaic, N.J., he came here 20 years ago from Upper Saddle River, N.J. During World War II, he was responsible for the technological training of new workers for Curtis Wright Aeronautical Corp., in Paterson, N.J. After the war, he worked as an engineer for Best-Champlain Corp., in New Jersey. Later, he was a teacher at Bergen Tech High School and a guidance counselor for 19 years. He was a member of the Mainlands Men's Club. Survivors include his wife, Marie Bulger Ruby. Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne, N.J.
    • SANDS, LEE H., 83, of Binghamton, N.Y., a winter resident of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (Feb. 24, 2002) at Kindred Hospital Bay Area -- St. Petersburg. Born in Long Island, N.Y., he had wintered here since 1982 from Binghamton, N.Y. He was the police chief of Endicott, N.Y., and a former New York state police officer. He was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Johnson City, N.Y., the Scottish Rite Consistory and the Elks Lodge in Endicott and the Retired New York State Police Association's Southern Tier Chapter. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Florence M.; two daughters, Shelley Sands, Holiday, and Cyndra Goffa, Binghamton; a sister, Marjorie Sullivan, Binghamton; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.

    St. Petersburg

    • BESSETTE, KENNETH LEE, 32, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Feb. 25, 2002) at home. He was born in Glens Falls, N.Y. He was a project manager of Optical Network Solutions in Virginia. He enjoyed computers and playing the drums. Survivors include his mother, Grace H. Conton, South Glens Falls, N.Y.; his father, Ernest W., Fort Edward, N.Y.; a sister, Barbara Cabral, Glens Falls; and a nephew, Dalton James Cabral. Carleton Funeral Home, Hudson Falls, N.Y.
    • BRADBURY, RALPH THOMAS JR. "TOM," 77, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at home. He came here in 1962 from his native Philadelphia. He was a former maintenance worker at St. Anthony's Hospital, retiring in 1987 after 18 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the U.S. Naval Institute in Annapolis, Md., Veterans of Foreign Wars, Air Force Association in Arlington, Va., the Statute of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation, the Irish American Partnership, a founding member of the American Air Museum in Britain and a charter member of the U.S. Committee for the Battle of Normandy Museum. He was a seven-gallon donor for Florida Blood Services. He also was a writer and Christian. Survivors include four daughters, Ramonita Bradbeer, Murphy, N.C., Zaida Leydens, Des Moines, Iowa, and Lydia V. Laroche and Mildred Bradbury, both of St. Petersburg; a son, Julio Santas, Plant City; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • CONNOR, TERESA A., 98, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Feb. 24, 2002) at Kindred Hospital Bay Area -- St. Petersburg. Born in Greenwich, Conn., she came here in 1972 from New York City. She was an accounting clerk and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. She was a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. There are no known survivors. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • GREEN, ESAU "TOTO," 88, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Carnegie, Ga., he came here in 1954 from Edison, Ga. He was a former heavy machinery operator for several construction companies and was a member of the Ninth Street Church of God, where he was a Sunday school teacher. Survivors include five sons, Ernest Smith, Andrew Smith, Alfonso Dority, Anthony Dority and Michael Green, all of St. Petersburg; three daughters, Wanda Chance and Annie Smith, both of St. Petersburg, and Mary Cobb, Jacksonville; two brothers, Clarence Green Sr., Orlando, and Agnew Green, Douglas, Ga.; two sisters, Mittie Jacobs, Orlando, and Mary Edmondson, Albany, N.Y.; 30 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • KANTROWITZ, IDA "IRENE," 90, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2002) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here 20 years ago from New York. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Louis Albert, Pompano Beach; a daughter, Bernice Philie, St. Petersburg; and a grandson. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • KINTON, HELEN R., 88, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Feb. 22, 2002). Born in Charleston, S.C., she came here many years ago. She was a stenographer and a member of Daughters of the American Revolution. Survivors include a niece, Carol Emery, Summerville, S.C., and a nephew, Robert Thompson, Ewardsville, Ill. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • LAWLER, HELEN MARIE, 77, of Cleveland, Ga., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2002) at Tara Plantation in Cumming, Ga. Born in Marion, Ohio, she lived here for 20 years before moving to Georgia. She was a retired registered nurse and a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Cleveland. Survivors include several cousins. Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, Ga.
    • LISIECKI, VICTOR L. SR., of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2002) at St. Anthony's Hospital. He came here in 1930 from his native South Bend, Ind. He served as a master sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a postal carrier in St. Petersburg. He attended St. Paul's Catholic Church and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6827 and DAV Florida Chapter 9, both of St. Petersburg. Survivors include a son, Victor L. Jr., St. Petersburg. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • PRZEPIERZYNSKI, ELIGIUSZ T. "EDDIE," 75, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at home under hospice care. Born in Bydgoszcz, Poland, he immigrated to the United States from Vienna in 1958 and came here in 1972 from Bronx, N.Y. He was owner and operator of the Silver Star Motel for 12 years in St. Petersburg. He was a member of the Polish Mission of Mercy of God Church, a 20-year member of the American Institute of Polish Culture, the Polish Center of John Paul II in Clearwater, the Senior Citizen Polish Club in Clearwater, the Polonia in St. Petersburg and the Polish American Society. He served as a volunteer and interpreter in the language bank for the Red Cross. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Janina M. "Nina"; a son, two daughters, and five grandchildren, all of Florida. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • RICE, GENE RUSSELL, 79, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Feb. 23, 2002) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Meigs County, Ohio. He was formerly employed as an ironworker with Charleston Local 301. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Feeney Bennett Post 128 American Legion of Middleport, Ohio, Masonic Lodge 262 in Middleport, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, Ohio, and First Baptist Church of Middleport. Survivors include his wife, Edna Marie Kapple Rice; two daughters, Doris M. Walburn, Beverly, Ohio, and Debra K., St. Petersburg; two sons, David R. and Robert G., both of St. Petersburg; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren. Fisher Funeral Homes, Middleport Chapel, Middleport, Ohio.
    • STRAUNTNIEKS, ALMA, 93, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at Heartland of St. Petersburg. Born in Latvia, she came here in 1969 from Long Beach, Calif., where she was a registered nurse. She was a member of the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of St. Petersburg and the Latvian-American Association. Survivors include a niece, Liga Jirgena, and a nephew, Janis Bruzitis, and a grandnephew, Nils Jirgens, all of Latvia; and a grandniece, Laila Uzkalna Valdmanis, St. Petersburg. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • TOMLINSON, RITA MARY, 82, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2002) at Edward White Hospital, St. Petersburg. She came here in 1966 from her native Buffalo, N.Y. She was a retired keypunch operator for Pinellas County. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Thomas; two daughters, Linda, St. Petersburg, and Paula Baird, Clearwater; three sisters, Mary Fournier, Spokane, Wash., Clara Burnstein, Garden Grove, Calif., and Mildred Seitz, Buffalo. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Dunedin.
    • TREMPER, ADRIENNE "DIDY," 92, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2002) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Oran, Algeria, she came here in 1971 from Middletown, N.Y., where she was the co-owner of Tremper Ice Cream Co. She was a member of Holy Cross Episcopal Church. Survivors include a son, John Tremper, New Jersey; and two sisters, Jeanne Piggott, St. Petersburg, and Germaine Gallardo, Tours, France. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • VANCE, EDNA BRITTAIN, 87, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Feb. 22, 2002) at Edward White Hospital. An Indianapolis native, she came here in 1998 from Park Forest, Ill., where she worked in retail sales for Sears Roebuck & Co. for 15 years. She attended Butler University in Indianapolis. Survivors include a daughter, Susan Vance, St. Petersburg; a brother, Ernest Brittain, Columbia City, Ind.; and three nephews, Bob Brittain, Columbia City, Dick Brittain, and John Stechman, Avila Beach, Calif. American Heritage Cremation Society, Clearwater.
    • WAGNER, THELMA D., of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2002) at home. Born in Trenton, N.J., she came here in 1943 from Battle Creek, Mich. She was a past matron of the OES Adah Chapter 219 and was a past royal matron of the Order of the Amaranth Rainbow Court 22 and past worthy high priestess of Rabboni Shrine 18 in St. Petersburg. She was a past grand guardian of Job's Daughters of Florida, a past grand Bethel guardian of Job's Daughters of Florida and a past Bethel guardian of Bethel 9 in St. Petersburg. She was a member of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church. Survivors include a son, Richard Harvey, Battle Creek. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    Seminole

    • GRAYSON, MARGARET "PEGGY," 52, of Seminole, formerly of Largo, died Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2002) of breast cancer at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in St. Petersburg and was a 1967 graduate of St. Petersburg High School and a 1971 graduate of Florida State University. She was a teacher at Mildred Helms Elementary for nine years and retired from Raymond James Financial as vice president of employee relations after 17 years of service. She was Episcopal. Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Jack; a sister, Lee Obenshain, St. Petersburg; a niece, Sallie Patton; and a nephew, Christian Obenshain. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • WITTICH, E. ANNA, 95, of Seminole, died Saturday (Feb. 23, 2002) at Freedom Square Nursing Center in Seminole. Born in Chicago, she came here in 1996 from Arizona. She was Lutheran. Survivors include a sister, Ethel Steele, Seminole; and several nieces and nephews, including Dr. James V. Steele, Seminole, and Dr. Louis R. Nelson, Lutz. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Dunedin.

    Treasure Island

    • PERKINS, DAISY M., 92, of Treasure Island, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at the Laurels of St. Petersburg. Born in Lebanon, Ky., she came here in 1979 from Louisville, Ky. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of St. Pete Beach and Phi Beta Psi sorority in Louisville. Survivors include a son, William Riley "Bill" Perkins, Treasure Island; a daughter, Patricia Lee Kearney, St. Pete Beach; two grandsons, William Ed Hiner and Arthur "Lee" Perkins, and a great-grandson, Austin Hiner, all of St. Petersburg. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach.
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