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March 26, 2002
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Tuesday, March 26, 2002

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

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  • BLALOCK, WILLIAM CLINTON, 89, of Inverness, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (March 25, 2002) at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Born in Coleman, he came here 18 years ago from St. Petersburg. He was a retired master electrician and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of International Brotherhoold of Electrical Workers Local Union 308 and a 55-year member of Nitrum Masonic Lodge 188, both of St. Petersburg. He was Baptist. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Ada Rose (Ladson); a son, Thomas, Hernando; a sister, Margaret Brown, Oxford; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • BROWN, BARBARA J., 72, of Dunnellon, died Friday (March 22, 2002) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital in Crystal River. Born in Quincy, Mass., she came here five years ago from Miramar. She was a homemaker and employed by the Broward County school system and by John Hancock in Boston. She was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary in Ohio, charter member of more than 50 years and past president of the Eagles Aerie 2899 of Weymouth, Mass. She was Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Francis S.; a son, Gary P., Miramar; a daughter, Willa J. Newton, Pembroke Pines; a sister, Shirley M. Waldron, Snow Camp, N.C.; a niece and a nephew; and four grandchildren. Brown Funeral Home & Crematory, Crystal River.
  • COTNEY, DOUGLAS N. "DOUG," 71, of Beverly Hills, died Saturday (March 23, 2002) in Crystal River. Born in Newton, Ga., he came here in 1987 from Cape Cod. He was a Navy veteran serving as a boatswain. He served during the Korean and Vietnam wars and member of the Fleet Reserve Association. He was a member of the Irish American Club, Knights of Columbus Council 6168 and New England Club of Citrus County. He was a member of the Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Mary; a stepdaughter, Norma McElhenny, Cape Cod; a sister, Zorah L. Gambrell, Greenwood, S.C.; several nieces and nephews; and four grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home with Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • DeLADE, DAVID S., 34, of Homosassa, died Friday (March 22, 2002) in Crystal River. Born in Crystal River, he was a lifelong resident there and was captain of TuffEnuff Shrimp Boat. He was Christian. Survivors include his mother, Maryian Milcher, Homosassa; three brothers, Fred Morgan, Belleview, Kevin Morgan, Ocala, and Brenton Morgan, New Port Richey; two sisters, Valorie Lyles, Homosassa, and Michele Wallace, Crystal River; many nieces and nephews. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Homosassa.
  • HOLLAND, KENNETH, 67, of Citrus Hills, died Sunday (March 24, 2002) in Hernando. Born in Savannah, he came here in 1992 from Atlanta. He was a retired division manager for AT&T. He was Methodist. He was a member of the Eagles Aerie 2522 of Inverness and the Citrus Hills Golf Club. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Ming; a son, Keith Holland, Gainesville, Ga.; a daughter, Kim Rhodes, Canton, Ga.; a sister, Shelby Niven, Savannah; and two grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • O'CONNELL, WILLIAM F., 75, of Crystal River, died Saturday (March 23, 2002) at Brentwood Health Care in Lecanto. Born in Framingham, Mass., he came here in 1990 from St. Charles, Ill. He retired as a sales representative for the Graco Corp. of Detroit and Chicago with more than 20 years of service. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church of Beverly Hills. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Catherine; five sons, Richard, Michigan, Jack, California, Mark, William and Paul, all of Illinois; a daughter, Ellen Kane, New Jersey; three brothers, Charles O'Connell Jr., Maryland, Robert and Frederick, both of Massachusetts; two sisters, Mary Mooney, Massachusetts, and Virginia DiBenedetto, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; and eight grandchldren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
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  • McCORMICK, MARTHA ANN, 71, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (March 24, 2002) at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill. Born in Detroit, she came here nine years ago from Williamstown, Mass. She was a retired schoolteacher from Williamstown School System and a member of the St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Survivors include her husband, William; two sons, James William, Laconia, N.H., and John Blanchard, Boston; three daughters, Susan Jane McCormick, Nashville, Nancy Lynn Cleary, Franklin, Tenn., and Erin M. Stone, Stamford, Conn.; her mother, Mary Orth Blanchard, Leesburg; a sister, Jane E. Klotzner, Ocala; and seven grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Spring Hill.
  • MURPHY, MARY JEAN, 71, of Bushnell, died Sunday (March 24, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Dade City. Born in Bemidji, Minn., she came here in 1992 from Broaddus, Texas. She was a homemaker and member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was an organist and member of the Indian Hills Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 27 years, James; two sons, Lewis C. Peters, Dallas, and Gunnar Peters, St. Petersburg; two daughters, Melissa J. Peters, Dunedin, and Elizabeth Allen, Cadiz, Ky.; a sister, Martha Pinckley, Dallas; and two grandchildren. Hodges Family Funeral Home, Dade City.
  • NICKELSON, JAMES E., 52, of Weeki Wachee, died Saturday (March 23, 2002) at home. Born in Grand Rapids, Mich., he came here four years ago and was an engineer for Par World Wide Group in Brooksville. He was Lutheran. He was a 12-year Boy Scout Leader and active member of the Hernando Sportsmans Club. Survivors include his wife, Deborah; two sons, James C. Nichelson, Orlando, and Robert Boilore, Weeki Wachee; and a sister, Judith Slachter, Weeki Wachee. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.
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  • DOHERTY, LORRAINE, 57, of Land O'Lakes, died Saturday (March 23, 2002) in Altamonte Springs. Survivors include her mother, Elizabeth Doherty; a daughter, Tara Montesant; two sons, John Mila and Thomas Mila; two brothers, Richard Doherty and Gerard Doherty; three sisters, Maureen Ramirez, Genevieve Diomede and Elizabeth Salica; and two grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel.
  • FORSYTH, WILLIAM J. "BILL" SR., 71, of Plant City, died Sunday (March 24, 2002) at South Florida Baptist Hospital. Born in South Philadelphia, Pa., he came to the Tampa Bay area in 1988. He worked for Wal-Mart in Plant City for five years after retiring as an accountant from Samuel T. Freeman & Co. He was a Korean War Army veteran. He attended St. Clement Catholic Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 590 in Pennsylvania. Survivors include his wife, Mary; a son, William J. Jr., Glenolden, Pa.; a daughter, Mary Helen Heinemann, Prospect Park, Pa.; a sister, Sister Mary Elise I.H.M., Philadelphia; and five grandchildren. Haught Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • HALL, LUKE MICHAEL, infant son of Philip and Molly Hall died Thursday (March 21, 2002). Survivors include his sisters, Ariel and Olivia; paternal grandparents, Wayne and Carol Hall, Houston, and Barbara Hall, El Paso, Texas; and maternal grandmother, Mary Koenig, Sun City Center. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel.
  • HUDDLESTON, MADA, 72, of Tampa, died Thursday (March 21, 2002). She had lived in Tampa since 1948. She was the former president of the Junior Women's Club in the early 1960s. She also was a veterinary assistant for Dr. Garcia's Veterinarian Hospital and was manager of Naturally Pets Inc. in South Tampa. Survivors include her son, Jacob F. Johnson Jr.; her sister, Sara Ward, Shreveport, La; and granddaughter, Wendy Guertin, Tampa. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel.
  • LEWINSKI, ROBERT EDWARD, 49, of Tampa, died Saturday (March 23, 2002). Born in the Netherlands, he came to the Tampa area in 1982. He was a member of the Hyde Park Rotary Club and the Appraisal Institute. Survivors include his wife, Judith Marie; and two sisters, Diana Lewinski and Marysia Vrue, both of Soest, Netherlands. Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • RODRIGUEZ, SHEILA A., 58, of Tampa, died Sunday (March 24, 2002). She was an office manager for Dr. S. Spoto, D.D.S. for over 20 years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Ladies Guild and a member of the Volunteer Auxillary at St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Mario Jr.; two daughters, Yvette R. Scanio and Krista M. Seoane; and three grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • TAYLOR, ANNIE MAE, 75, of Tampa, died Wednesday (March 20, 2002). Born in Campbellton, she came to Tampa in 1950. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Luke AME Church. Survivors include two sons, Darrell and Anthony, both of Tampa; two daughters, Cynthia and Patricia, both of Tampa; three brothers, Frank and Charlie Young, both of Campbellton, and Johnny Young, Newark, N.J.; three sisters, Willow Webb, Campbellton, Gertrude Curry, Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Martha Braxton, Graceville; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.
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  • ACKERMAN, JESSIE RUBY, 80, of Zephyrhills, formerly of Bushnell, died Saturday (March 23, 2002) at East Pasco Medical Center in Zephyrhills. Born in Jellico, Tenn., she moved to Bushnell 27 years ago from East Hampton and recently relocated to Zephyrhills. She was a self-employed beautician and member VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Lake Panasoffkee. Survivors include her husband, Charles; a sister, Hazel Sapp, Bushnell; several nephews and nieces, including Myrtis More, Temple Terrace, Edna Coleman, Bushnell, and Glenda, St. Petersburg; several great-nieces and great-nephews. Coleman & Ferguson Funeral Home, Zephyrhills
  • BLAKESLEE, DALE C., 84, of Port Richey, died Saturday (March 23, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in New Port Richey. Born in Carson City, Mich., he came here 22 years ago from Diamondale, Mich. He retired as a meat cutter/manager for A&P Supermarket. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, a member of the American Legion Post 380 of Carson City and VFW Post 10167 of Holiday. He was a member of St. Mark Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; two sons, Ronald D. Blakeslee, Irvine, Calif., and Gerald Yost, Newaygo, Mich.; three sisters, Gloria Brundage, Crystal, Mich., Betty Saxton, Laingsburg, Mich., and Beryl Cochran, Alma, Mich.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • BLAIR, PAULINE B., 84, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (March 23, 2002) at Heather Hill Nursing Home, New Port Richey. Born in Baltimore, she came here in 1977 from New Hyde Park, N.Y. and was a bank teller. She was an Episcopalian. Survivors include her husband, Thomas K.; a son, Scott, Peachtree, Ga.; a daughter, Sandra Smith, Windsor, Ontario; a sister, Dorothy Ellitersen, San Diego; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • CACIOPPO, BARNEY M., 86, of Port Richey, died Saturday (March 23, 2002) in Valley Stream, N.Y. while visiting relatives. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 24 years ago from Rosedale, N.Y. He worked for the New York Sanitation Department and the post office. He was a member of St. James the Apostle Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Grace; four sons, Anthony, California, Ronald, Queens, N.Y., Robert, Rosedale, N.Y., and Joseph, Spring Hill; two daughters, Pamela Lauria, Spring Hill, and Susan Hutchinson, Valley Stream, N.Y.; a sister, Katherine Capudo, Florida; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • CIPRIANO, KATHRYN A., 85, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (March 23, 2002) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Winsted, Conn., she came here four years ago from Stuart and was a member of St. Stephen Episcopal Church of New Port Richey. Survivors include two sons, Milton Ives, Hernando, and William Ives, Bethlehem, Conn.; two daughters, Carol Bertrand, New Port Richey, and Barbara Braun, Hokes Bluff, Ala.; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.
  • CURTIS, JOHN E., 71, of Dade City, died Sunday (March 24, 2002) at University Community Hospital in Tampa. Born in McDonald, Pa., he came here in 1994 from Tampa. He was a retired steelworker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Zephyrhills. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; a son, John W., Tampa; nine brothers and sisters. Hodges Family Funeral Home, Dade City.
  • DOZIER, CHARLIE JACKSON II, 76, of Odessa, formerly of Tampa, died Sunday (March 24, 2002) at home. Born in Erin, he came here in 1950 from Tampa. He was a service representative for industrial supplies and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of AmVets Post 9, Odessa Civic Club and AAHA member. Survivors include his wife, Joyce; two sons, Charlie Jackson Dozier III, Tampa, and Boatright Williamson, Odessa; a brother, Henry, Brandon; a sister, Ruth Bethencourt, Port Richey, seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Preferred Funeral Alternatives, Holiday.
  • MASSE, BARBARA A., 50, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (March 21, 2002) at home. Born in Holyoke, Mass., she came here in 1992 from Chicopee, Mass. and was a Pasco County court clerk. She was Catholic. Survivors include a son, Christopher, and a daughter, Mariah, both of New Port Richey; her father, Roland Marquis, and a brother, Raymond, both of Chicopee. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • NEUMANN, MARY ANN, 89, of New Port Richey, died Monday (March 25, 2002) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Cincinnati, she came here 29 years ago from Chicago and was a homemaker. She was Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Ann Harrington, Greenville, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • POWELL, ELLSWORTH J. JR., 79, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (March 24, 2002) in New Port Richey. Born in Beaver Falls, Pa., he came here in 1987 from Pennsylvania. He was employed by Union Central Life Insurance and was an Army veteran. He was Lutheran. Survivors include his wife, Catherine; three daughters, Sandra Freed, Holiday, Candice Hungerford and Barrie Bostrum, both of Safety Harbor; a stepson, John Part, Canada; and three grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Dunedin.
  • ROE, MARY LOUISE, 89, of Odessa, died Saturday (March 23, 2002) in Tampa. Born in Oklahoma City, Okla., she came here in 1996 from Lawton, Okla. She was a civil service clerk at Fort Sill Army Base in Oklahoma. She was a member of the Shubert Club of Lawton and the Presbyterian Church of Seven Springs. Survivors include her husband, Glenn A.; a son, Leonard A., Tavernier; four grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey.
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    Clearwater

    • BURKE, MAVIS D., 83, of Clearwater, died Thursday (March 21, 2002) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She was born in Calcutta, India, and came here in 1984 from Oakbrook, Ill. She worked as a buyer for Carson, Pirie, Scott and Co. department store in Chicago. She was a member of Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Clearwater. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, George S.; two daughters, Mariellen G. Bauer, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Deirdre D. Lang, Antioch, Ill.; a brother, Raymond Murdoch, Clearwater; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • DOLLMONT, DAVID M., 41, of Clearwater, died Monday (March 25, 2002) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and came here in 2000 from Fairbanks, Ala. He worked as an entertainment sound and lighting technician. Survivors include a son, Westin, Juneau, Alaska; his father and mother, Gerald J. and Eleanor Dollmont, Clearwater; and a brother, Gregory, Palm Harbor. Clearwater Funeral Home & Cremation Options.
    • MACHENHEIMER, GEORGE H., 93, of Clearwater, died Saturday (March 23, 2002) at home. He was born in Dayton, Ohio, and came here in 1971 from Cincinnati. He worked 44 years as an engineer for AT&T. He was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater, and Clearwater Country Club. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Doris; three sons, George, Fort Lauderdale, Harry, Cincinnati, and Tim, Highland Heights, Ky.; two daughters, Jo Lee Harms, Brentwood, Tenn., and Mary Slattery, Jacksonville; a brother, Harry, Seattle; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • MAGRO, ELIZABETH, 84, of Clearwater, died Saturday (March 23, 2002) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. She was born in Bradfordsville, Ky., and came here in 1980 from Calumet City, Ill. Survivors include a son, James, Crystal Lake, Ill.; a daughter, Carolyn Daniels, Palm Harbor; a brother, Nathan Terrel, St. Petersburg; a sister, Carolyn Grannis, Chicago; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Palm Harbor Chapel.
    • RECTENWALD, EDGAR E., 89, of Clearwater, died Thursday (March 21, 2002) at Manor Care of Palm Harbor. He was born in Perrysburg, Ohio, and came here in 1980 from Toledo, Ohio, where he retired as a tool expeditor for the Dana Corp. He served with the Army's 37th Division, 148th Infantry during World War II and received a Bronze Star. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy C.; two sons, James E., Fort Lauderdale, and Gary M., La Jolla, Calif.; a daughter, Karen L. Ferguson, Clearwater; three sisters, Loretta Kervin, Maumee, Ohio, Mildred Sattler, Sylvania, Ohio, and Marion Harrison, Rossford, Ohio; and a granddaughter, Kimberly A. Morris, Tucson, Ariz. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Largo

    • COTTRELL, ANNE MARIE, 92, of Largo, died Monday (March 18, 2002) at Nurses Loving Hearts of Largo. She was born in Dubois, Pa., and came here in 1949 from Pittsburgh. She was a medical records secretary for the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. She was appointed by the secretary of state to the District 5 Nursing Home Ombudsman Committee with the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services. She received an associate of arts degree from St. Petersburg Junior College in 1965 and was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include a cousin, Mary Jane Follow, Valparaiso, Ind.; and caregivers Marjorie, Ronald and Joe Stillwell, Largo. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • FLOWERS, LEONARD A., 67, of Largo, died Sunday (March 24, 2002) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He came here in 1971 from his native Cleveland. He worked 23 years as an assignor dispatcher for GTE. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Anona United Methodist Church, Largo, Egypt Shrine Temple, Tampa, Star Lodge 78 F&AM of Largo, York Rite Clearwater and Magnolia Chapter 101 Order of the Eastern Star, Largo. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Janet; and 20 nieces and nephews. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

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    Gulfport

    • TINKHAM, EVELYN H., 90, of Gulfport, died Saturday (March 23, 2002) at Bayfront Medical Center. She was born in Boston and came here in 1969 from Massachusetts. She was a homemaker. She was Protestant and a member of OES. Survivors include two daughters, Janet L. Pratt, Turner, Mass., and Barbara Spragg, Gulfport; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

    Kenneth City

    • DONATELLI, HUGO, 89, of Kenneth City, died Sunday (March 24, 2002). Born in Indiana, Pa., he came here in 1975 from Buffalo, N.Y. Survivors include four sons, Randolph, Maplewood, N.J., Alan, Buffalo, Mike, New York City, and Hugo Frank Donatelli, Freetown, Mass.; two brothers, Steve Bontili, St. Petersburg, and Joseph Donatelli, Pennsylvania; two sisters, Bernetta Terabassi, St. Petersburg, and Mary Bertilino, Pennsylvania; and seven grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    Pinellas Park

    • PETERS, BETTY JANE, 82, of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (March 23, 2002) at Menorah Manor, St. Petersburg. Born in Salem, Ohio, she came to Pinellas County in 1973 from Alliance, Ohio. She was a retired caregiver. She was a member of Women of the Moose Lodge 1145 in St. Petersburg. Survivors include two nieces, Andrea Hairelson and Robin Shepherd, both of Clearwater; and a nephew, Robert Codere, St. Petersburg. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • SMITH, RICHARD L., 69, of Pinellas Park, died Friday (March 22, 2002) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. He was born in Fayette County, W.Va., and came here in 1993 from Detroit. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn; five sons, Robert, St. Petersburg, Richard Jr. and Lee, both of Bradenton, Phillip, St. Albans, W.Va., and David, Michigan; two daughters, Marsha Mitchell, Horton, Mich., and Lisa Collins, Princeton, W.Va.; 19 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral Services, Largo.
    • STEVENSON, ARLEEN F., 62, of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (March 23, 2002) at Bayfront Medical Center. She came here in 1942 from her native New Jersey. She was a print shop supervisor at Honeywell in Clearwater and a member of the Honeybells. Survivors include two sons, Michael and Robert Louis, both of Pinellas Park; two sisters, Diane Roper, Pinellas Park, and Barbara Taber, St. Petersburg; and four grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    Redington Beach

    • FULLER, RICHARD CLAIR "DICK," 86, of Lockport, N.Y., a winter resident of Redington Beach, died Tuesday (March 5, 2002) in Seminole. He was born in Ann Arbor, Mich., and was a senior material handler engineer at General Motors for 45 years. He was a personal assistant to Dale Carnegie and served as a director and instructor. He was Presbyterian. He was affiliated with many engineering and management societies, including the Society of the Advancement of Management and the Society of Automotive Engineers. He was an Elk. Survivors include his wife, Josephine Marie; a son, Roger A. Reese, Lockport; two daughters, Susan Lancaster, Texas, and Dorian Gentzler, Philadelphia; and four grandchildren. Prudden and Kandt Funeral Home, Lockport, N.Y.

    St. Petersburg

    • GARVER, ARTHUR W., 79, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (March 23, 2002) at Colonial Care Center. He came here in 1924 from his native Medina, Ohio. He graduated from St. Petersburg High School in 1942 and was a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service in Pinellas County for 30 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater, and was in the Air Force Reserve at MacDill for 20 years. He was Presbyterian and was a member of the VFW in St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Marjorie; a daughter, Michelle Ellis, Largo; and a granddaughter, Angie Shaw, Pinellas Park. National Cremation Society, Clearwater.
    • GOODMAN, LAWRENCE M., 88, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (March 24, 2002) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came to Florida in 1982 from Atlanta. He served as a chief petty officer in the Navy during World War II. He was a law graduate of American University and served as a judge in the federal judiciary system in Atlanta. Later he practiced administrative law. Survivors include a son, Robert, Atlanta. Veterans Cremation and Burial Society, Clearwater.
    • GRAVES, RICHARD SR., 84, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (March 23, 2002) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Canton, Ohio, and came here 55 years ago from Ohio. He was a retired stock broker for Raymond James & Associates. Survivors include two sons, Richard Jr., St. Petersburg, and John, Centerville, Ga.; three daughters, Rena Shaw and Toni Morrison, both of Largo, and Peggy Morrison, St. Petersburg; a brother, C.W., Winter Park; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Gulf Breeze Cremation and Burial Society, Largo.
    • HENSIEK, DONALD H., 77, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (March 22, 2002) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. He was born in St. Louis and came here in 1985. He was a chef and a manager of apartment buildings in New York and St. Petersburg. He was a Navy veteran and was Protestant. There are no known survivors. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • JOHNSON, ANNA, 95, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (March 22, 2002) at Laurels Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. There are no known survivors. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • KLINE, RICHARD B., 79, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (March 23, 2002) at home under the care of hospice. Born in Reading, Pa., he came here in 1997 from Ocala. He was a retired truck driver. He was an Army and Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Shirley; three sons, Richard M., York, Pa., Robert D., Dover, Pa., and Kim S., Norman, Okla.; two daughters, Barbara Ann Heiner, Virginia Beach, Va., and Sandra Jean Knuckles, Marathon, Iowa; and 11 grandchildren. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • LOVELACE, ELEANOR TRUMAN, 89, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (March 23, 2002) at Bon Secours-Maria Manor. She came here in 1954 from her native Rockton, Ill. She was a cashier for a drugstore and was a 57-year member and past Matron of Roscoe Chapter 641 of OES in Roscoe, Ill. She was a member of Allendale United Methodist Church. Survivors include a niece, Sandra Eck, Glen Ellyn, Ill. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • KNUCKEY, DONALD J. SR., 63, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (March 23, 2002) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. He was born in Duluth, Minn., and came here in 1972 from California. He worked in construction materials testing. He was a Marine Corps veteran and a member of St. Jude's Cathedral in St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Judy; a son, Donald J. Jr., two daughters, Jennifer Knuckey and Julie Fitzgerald, his mother, Barbara Knuckey, and a sister, Barbara King, all of St. Petersburg; a brother, William G., Dunedin; and four grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • McNEEL, JOHN PAUL, 67, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (March 23, 2002) at home under the care of hospice. He was born in West Virginia and came here in 1980 from West Virginia. He was a beautician and the former owner of John Paul's Salon in St. Petersburg. He was a member of King of Peace Metropolitan Church. Survivors include his companion of 14 years, John Cowie-McNeel; a son, John Paul Jr., Sebring; three daughters, Tina Desmond, Henderson, Nev., Kathleen Konomos, Tarpon Springs, and Lois Mitchell, Brandon; and five grandchildren. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • MILAM, RAYMOND E., 45, of Bradenton, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (March 23, 2002) at home. Born in Gary, Ind., he came here five years ago from Nashville, Tenn., and moved to Bradenton two years ago. He was a carpenter in construction and was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Survivors include five brothers, Thomas, Martinsville, La., Richard, Largo, and James, Edward and Robert, all of Nashville; three sisters, Marilyn Rafferty, Pineville, La., Carolyn Summers, Nashville, and Mary Sagner, Bassett, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.
    • PIERCE, THOMAS B., 83, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (March 22, 2002) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. He came here in 1981 from his native Buffalo. He was a retired pipe fitter at Worthington Corp. in Buffalo for 35 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a Mason and a member of the St. Petersburg Shell Club, American Legion Post 273 in Madeira Beach and the National Order of Battlefield Commissions. Survivors include two daughters, Jane Nicholas and Judith Duffey, both of Buffalo; a son, Tom Pierce, Henderson, Nev.; a sister, Donna Consuelo Pierce, Tonawanda, N.Y.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • RITORZE, STEPHEN J., 83, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (March 22, 2002) at St. Anthony's Hospital. He came here in 1982 from his native Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a retired conductor for the New York Transit Authority. He was an Army veteran and a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and the New York-New Jersey Club. Survivors include his wife, Gloria; a daughter, Deborah Ritorze, Stoneham, Mass.; and a son, Stephen, Altamonte Springs. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • SWELLA, DR. EUGENE J. SR. "DOC," of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (March 24, 2002) at Kindred Hospital Bay Area -- St. Petersburg. He came here in 1991 from his native Decorah, Iowa. He was owner and operator of the Swella Clinic of Chiropractic in Decorah for 40 years. He was an Elk and a member of Palmer College of Chiropractic Alumni. Locally, he was a member of Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Adeline I.; two daughters, Dr. Rebecca Swella Smedsrud, Decorah, and Jacqueline Kinsinger, Buffalo, Iowa; two sons; Dr. Eugene J. Swella Jr., Yucca Valley, Calif., and Dr. Jeffrey J. Swella, St. Petersburg; and five grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • WILCOX, STEPHEN, 48, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (March 16, 2002) at Edward White Hospital. There are no known survivors. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.

    Treasure Island

    • NORDEN, DR. PAUL A., 47, of Treasure Island, died Saturday (March 23, 2002) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Born in Dearborn, Mich., he was a seasonal visitor from Toledo, Ohio. He was a chiropractor. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Survivors include his mother, Virginia Colleta, Toledo; a brother, Jed, Topeka, Kan.; and a sister, Tamara St. Clare, Clinton, Mich. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • NUZZO, GEORGE P., 69, of Waynesville, N.C., formerly of Treasure Island, died Friday (March 15, 2002). Born in Hawthorne, N.J., he came here in 1970 from Haledon, N.J., and moved to Waynesville in 1990. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Locally, he was a salesman at Bill Brown Toyota for 12 years and later was owner and operator of Fox Five and Dime at John's Pass Village for seven years. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Marlaine; four sons, Rick, St. Petersburg, Ron, Seminole, and Raymond and Russell, both of Waynesville; a brother, Frank, St. Petersburg; and three grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Service, St. Petersburg.
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