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June 4, 2002
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Tuesday, June 4, 2002

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

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  • BOLTON, HARRY JOSEPH, 68, of Belhaven, N.C., formerly of Inverness, died Tuesday (May 21, 2002) at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Detroit, he resided in Citrus County for 15 years before moving to Belhaven in 2000. He was the owner of Harry J. Bolton, Accountant and later formed a corporation with his daughter, Kathleen Anderson. He was an Army veteran. He was a member of the Belhaven Lions Club, an active member of Beaufort County Literacy Volunteers and member of St. James Episcopal Church. Survivors include two daughters, Kathleen B. Anderson, Brooksville, and Michelle Bolton, Masaryktown; two sisters, Rosemary Weston, Salem, Ore., and Pearl Morrow, Palm Harbor; four granddaughters; and companion, Deloris "Del" Stutzman. Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven, N.C.
  • CARLIN, FRANCIS PATRICK, 84, of Inverness, died Sunday (June 2, 2002) at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Born in Scott Township, Wis., he came here in 1986 from Evansville, Wis. He was a heavy equipment operator and member of Operating Engineers Union. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of Inverness VFW Post 4337 and American Legion Post of Soldiers Grove. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. He received his 50-year pin for the Knights of Columbus Council 6391. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Helen E. (McCormick); a son, Steve, St. Francis, Wis.; a sister, Helen Bailey, Muscoda, Wis.; and a granddaughter. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • COSNER, CLARK J. "JERRY," 48, of Crystal River, died Saturday (June 1, 2002) at home under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Springfield, Ill., he came here two years ago from New York City. He was a merchant seaman and member of the Seamans International Union of Maryland. He was a member of the Transplants Recipients International Organization of Washington, D.C. Survivors include his parents, Joseph and Dorothy, Crystal River; two sisters, Constance Cosner, New York, and Jean Cosner-White, Crystal River, two aunts, Mary Cosner, and Maxine Herron; and an uncle, Glen Herron. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • LAMON, IONA STAFFORD, 79, of Homosassa, died Sunday (June 2, 2002) at home under the care of her family. Born in Wildwood, she was a lifelong resident of Homosassa. She was a retired restaurant cook and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Homosassa. Survivors include two daughters, Joann Hurst, Franklin, N.C., and Betty Trotter, Lecanto; two brothers, Kenny, Sugarmill Woods, and Jerdon, Homosassa; three sisters, Maxie Goodman, Homosassa, Ann Young, Yankeetown, and Inez Swearinger, Placida; three granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • RACICOT, MARGUERITE E. "PEGGY," 86, of Beverly Hills, formerly of Dunedin, died Friday (May 31, 2002) at Woodlawn Terrace Nursing Home in Hernando. Born in Chicago, she moved to Dunedin in 1971 from Libertyville, Ill. then in 1995 moved to Beverly Hills. She was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Tom, Beverly Hills, and Robert, Windsor Locks, Conn.; a daughter, Barbara Monasky, Binghamton, N.Y.; 17 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
  • SCHENKER, JEAN, 73, of Inverness, died Saturday (June 1, 2002) at Cherry Hill Manor, Johnston, R.I. Born in Holyoke, Mass., she had resided in Inverness for the past 16 years and summered in Cranston, R.I. for the last three years. She was a church secretary for many years and attended Mount Holyoke College and was a graduate of Boston University. Survivors include her husband, Richard M.; a daughter, Alison Lovegreen, Cranston; a sister, Dorothy Visco, El Paso, Texas; and two grandchildren. Nardolillo Funeral Home, Cranston, R.I.
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  • BOONE, JUNE VIOLA, 83, of Brooksville, died Friday (May 31, 2002) at Heartland Nursing Home, Brooksville. She was born in Grand Rapids, Mich. She was a retired registered nurse and member of Hope Alliance Church. Survivors include her son, Richard, Spring Hill; two brothers, Dr. Marvin DeHaan, Muskegon, Mich., and Richard DeHaan, Grand Rapids, Mich.; and two granddaughters. Brewer & Sons Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Brooksville.
  • ENGLER, HERBERT P., 61, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (June 2, 2002) at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill. He came here in 1987 from his native Yonkers, N.Y. He retired from the Yonkers Police Department after achieving the rank of sergeant, with 21 years of service. He was an Army veteran. He was a member, a sacristan and Eucharist minister for St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Carol; two sons, Paul, Spring Hill, and John, Albuquerque, N.M.; a daughter, Dawn, and a sister, Charlotte Tocci, both of Spring Hill; and three grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill.
  • HECKMAN, GENEVA, 92, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (June 2, 2002) at Largo Medical. Born in Norfolk, Va., she came here in 1994 from Dayton, Ohio. She was a teacher aide and was Protestant. Survivors include two sons, Jack Heckman, Clearwater, and Jerry, Spring Hill. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Dunedin.
  • LUCAS, VINSON BRIAN, 35, of Spring Hill, died Friday (May 31, 2002) in Brooksville as a result of an automobile accident. Born in Logan, W.Va., he came here 17 years ago from Cleveland. He was a Protestant. Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Terry Ann; a son, Johnathan, and a daughter, Kadi Lyn; his mother and stepfather, Paula Laraine and Douglas Bass, Cincinnati; a brother, Gary Ball, Barton; and maternal grandparents, John and Helen Pridemore, Spring Hill. Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Spring Hill.
  • NASTASI, MARY, 71, of Spring Hill, formerly of Holiday, died Saturday (June 1, 2002) at Kindred Hospital in Tampa. Born in Port Washington, N.Y., she came here four years ago from Holiday. She was a customer relations manager in the retail industry and was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Joseph; a daughter, Joanne Vinciguerra, Spring Hill; a sister, Jean Gusmano, Port Washington, N.Y.; and a grandson. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.
  • POMEROY, KATHALEEN F., 86, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (June 2, 2002) at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill. Born in Germantown, N.Y., she came here in 1995 from Sarasota. She was an accountant for the Town of Wellesley, Mass., and a member of Nativity Lutheran Church of Weeki Wachee. Survivors include her husband, Frederick; three sons, Duane Groves, Spring Hill, Peter Nelson, Chelmsford, Mass., and Douglas Nelson, East Fairfield, Vt.; two daughters, Lois Davis, Plymouth, Mass., and Martha Johnston, North Carolina; two sisters, Iola Rockefeller, Tennessee, and Barbara Krumbholz, Pennsylvania; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • SCOTT, HOWARD W., 90, of Spring Hill, died Friday (May 31, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Brooksville. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here in 1987 from Seven Lakes, N.C. He was a defense plant production analyst. He was a member of Brooksville Masonic Temple 375 and past commodore Stoneybrook Yacht Club, Long Island. He was Methodist. Survivors include his wife, Christin; a son, Alan T., Bullville, N.Y.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
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  • BARKER, JENNIE, 91, of Valrico, died Sunday (June 2, 2002) in Plant City. Born in Wabasso, she was a lifelong resident of the Tampa area. She was a homemaker and was Baptist. Survivors include her daughter, Alva Rowell, Plant City; two sons, Cecil Wesley Barker, Seffner, and Stanley Forrest Barker, Lakeland; a stepdaughter, Thurza Lois King, Plant City; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • BOHANNAN, JOHN R., 80, of Tampa, died Thursday (May 30, 2002) at University Community Hospital, Tampa. He was born in Birmingham, Ala. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps after the attack on Pearl Harbor and graduated flight school in 1944 before entering the European conflict as a member of the 448th Bomb Group, 714th Squadron out of Seething, England. As a B-24 pilot, he flew 15 bombing missions and was awarded the Air Medal. He moved to Tampa in 1964 to work at Mussellman Steel. In 1982, he moved to Orlando to work for Addison Steel and returned to Tampa in 1987. Survivors include his wife, Sue; a son, John R. Bohannan, Jr., Tampa; and three grandchildren, Katherine Leigh, Margaret Kelsey and Rachel Loree, all of Tampa. C.E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Temple Terrace.
  • CARRA, ROBERT RAYMOND III, 39, of Lakeland, formerly of Largo and Tampa, died Monday (May 20, 2002) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was born in Milwaukee, moved to Tampa from Largo in 1985 and moved to Lakeland in 2001. He was a carpenter. Survivors include his wife, Mariann Carra, New Yorks; a daughter, Tiffany Carra, Dunedin, and his mother, Virginia Anziviono, Ripon, Wis. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
  • GALLARDO, ERMELINDA, 69, of Tampa, died Saturday (June 1, 2002) at Kindred Hospital. Born in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, she moved to Tampa 10 years ago. Survivors include her husband, Enrique; a son, William Enrique Gallardo; two daughters, Jeannette Sosa and Carmen Josefina Gallardo; a brother, Felix Padilla; two sisters, Carmen Maria Shannon Padilla and Amparo Vargas Padilla; six grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • GITOMER, NORMAN MOSES, 84, of Tampa, died Monday (June 3, 2002) at St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa. Born in Baltimore, he moved to Tampa in 2000 from Bethesda, Md. He was a pharmacist and a member of Kol Ami Synagogue, Tampa. Survivors include two daughters, Geila Aronson, Sharon, Md., and Bryna Fraser, Arlington, Va.; three sons, Steven David, Tampa, Gary Arnold, Sarasota, and Ralph Joseph, Arlington; a sister, Better Luber, Chevy Chase, Md.; and five grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Home, Largo.
  • HETRICK, SAMUEL, 75, of Palm Harbor, formerly of Tampa, died Wednesday (May 29, 2002) at Edinborough Health Care, Dunedin. He was born in Barberton, Ohio, came to Florida in 1951, and moved to Palm Harbor in 2001 from Tampa. He was a supervisor of food stamp issuance for Hillsborough County through the state Division of Family Services. He was a graduate of Florida Southern College, Lakeland. He was an Army veteran, serving in Plzen, Czechoslovakia. He served as president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and after graduation was president of its alumni association. He was an avid golfer and a member of Carrollwood Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Betty; a son, Chris, Tampa; a daughter, LeAnn Hetrick, Palm Harbor; two brothers, Russell, Bellevue, Ohio, and Richard, Chagrin Falls, Ohio; a sister, Betty Morgan, Youngstown, Ohio; a grandson, Christopher, Dover.Neptune Society, Palm Harbor.
  • LAWLESS, SETH R., SR., 68, of Odessa, died Sunday (June 2, 2002). Born in West Hampton Beach, N.Y., he lived in the Tampa area for several years. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia; daughter, Kimberly Monjesky; son, Seth Lawless Jr.; sister, Dot Harris; and three grandchildren, Steve, Rachel and Kaele. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • LEWIS, DOROTHY A., 81, of Lutz, died Saturday (June 1, 2002). Born in Punta Gorda, she moved to the Tampa area many years ago, was Baptist and was the owner and operator of a cosmetology business. Survivors include three sons, Tony E. Clayton, Phillip Wayne Lewis and William David Lewis; two daughters, Carol L. Chafin and Sheri K. Spagnola; four grandchildren, Christopher C. Chafin, Ryan E. Clayton, Carrie C. Thomas and Brianna Stien; and one great-granddaughter, Chrysta L. Chaffin. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • MACIAS, LEE, 89, of Tampa, died Thursday (May 30, 2002). She was a native and lifelong resident of Tampa. Survivors include her daughter, Olga Gay; a granddaughter, Darlene Provenzano; a great-grandson, Nicholas Provenza; a great-great-grandson, Dominic Provenzano; and several nieces and nephews. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • MUSCARELLA, DOROTHY J., 87, of Tampa, died Thursday (May 30, 2002) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Amsterdam, N.Y., she moved to the Tampa area in 1972. She was self-employed and a member of the West Shore Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survivors include a niece, Judy Wisenburn, Amsterdam; two nephews, Mark Grieme and Dave Gross; and several great nephews and nieces. Marsicano -- B. Marion Reed -- Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • RAGUCKAS, DOROTHY JANE, 75, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Tampa, died Thursday (May 30, 2002) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. She came to St. Petersburg in 1943 from her native Avon Park and was a 1944 graduate of St. Petersburg High School. She moved to Tampa in 1955 and was a lunchroom manager with the Hillsborough County School District, working at DeSoto Elementary and Clair-Mel Elementary and Franklin Junior High School. She was a volunteer at Mary Help of Christians in Tampa. She returned to St. Petersburg in 1995 and was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Joseph C. Sr.; a son, Joseph C. Jr., Brandon; two daughters, Helen K. Bingham, Orlando, and Theresa Anne Paltza, Cape Coral; two sisters, Mary Allen and Arlene McKee, both of St. Petersburg; and seven grandchildren. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
  • REALE, ALBERTA WRIGHT, 86, of Tampa, died Sunday (June 2, 2002). Born in Peterborough, Ontario, she was a volunteer at Memorial Hospital in Tampa for many years. Survivors include her stepdaughter, Jennie Reale Hampton, Tampa; a niece, Pat Watts; and a nephew, Kingsley Wright; both of Canada. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • TORRES, FIDELINA SULIVERAS, 73, of Tampa, died Sunday (June 2, 2002). She was a homemaker and was a Jehovah's Witness. Survivors include her husband, Victor; two sons, Richard Fernando and Victor, Jr.; three daughters, Lourdes, Myrna and Elizabeth; a sister, Felicita; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home-Cemetery, Brandon.
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  • BATTERSBY, PHILLIP A. SR., 49, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (June 1, 2002) at home. He came here in 1982 from his native Kenosha, Wis. He was a self-employed painter and pressure cleaner. Survivors include two sons, Phillip Battersby Jr. and Jeremy Brasch, both of New Port Richey; his mother, Betty, two sisters, Barbara Jones and Kitty Battersby, and three brothers, Bruce, Dale and Lonnie, all of Kenosha. Preferred Funeral Alternative, Holiday.
  • BUYS, WILLIAM WARREN, 84, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (June 2, 2002) at Bayonet Point Health Center. Born in Paterson, N.J., he came here in 1974 from Ringwood, N.J. He was a retired bus driver for Public Service Transport of New Jersey, Paterson with 24 years of service. He was an Army veteran of World War II and member of Holiday VFW Post 10167. He was Lutheran. Survivors include his wife, Mildred E.; two daughters, Patricia Lynn Bocchino, Maywood, N.J., and Diane E. Smith, Spring Hill; a son, James W., Maywood, N.J.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.
  • GALLAGHER, JAMES L. JR., 78, of Hudson, died Friday (May 31, 2002) at Bayonet Point Health Center. Born in Trenton, N.J., he came here 19 years ago from Ewing, N.J. He was an officer for the Ewing Police Department. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Trenton, N.J. and West Trenton Elks 105. Survivors include his wife, Joan; two sons, James L. Gallagher III, Ewing, and Scott, Hamilton, N.J.; two daughters, Joyce Gallagher, Glendale, Ariz., and Cynthia Gilbreth, Las Vegas; and four grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • GREED, MOST REV. BISHOP JOHN JOSEPH, 72, of Hudson, died Saturday (June 1, 2002) at Windsor Woods Center in Hudson. Born in Albany, N.Y., he came here in 1989 from Springfield, Mass. He was consecrated a bishop in 1984 for the Diocese of Springfield, Mass. where he served until 1989. He served as pastor of Immaculate Conception Old Roman Catholic Church until 2000 when his health began to fail. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his brother, Bert J. Shaw, Hudson. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
  • GROGG, MARK A., 31, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (June 1, 2002) at home. Born in Dunedin, he was a lifelong resident of New Port Richey. He was a service technician for A. and J. Heating and Air Conditioning Co., New Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Sheri D.; two daughters, Kiley Jo Grogg, Morrow, Ohio, and Jennifer Straight, New Port Richey; his parents, John and Arlene, New Port Richey; paternal grandmother, Juanita Rossey, Janelew, W.Va.; and two brothers, Brian K., New Port Richey, and Matthew W., Hudson. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • MARIENTHAL, CAROL J., 79, of Port Richey, died Friday (May 31, 2002) at home. Born in Manitowoc, Wis., she came here 10 years ago from Vernon Hills, Ill. She was a homemaker and member of Hope Lutheran Church. Survivors include three sons, William Cushman, Hudson, John Cushman, Aripeka, and James Marienthal, Carbondale, Ill.; four daughters, Diana Callen, Franklin, Wis., Cyntha, Martha and Stacy Marienthal, all of Illinois; a sister, Patricia Fletcher, Texas; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • NASTASI, MARY, 71, of Spring Hill, formerly of Holiday, died Saturday (June 1, 2002) at Kindred Hospital in Tampa. Born in Port Washington, N.Y., she came here four years ago from Holiday. She was a customer relations manager in the retail industry and was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Joseph; a daughter, Joanne Vinciguerra, Spring Hill; a sister, Jean Gusmano, Port Washington, N.Y.; and a grandson. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.
  • PAGLIARO, AUDREY R., 84, of Fort Myers, formerly of Holiday, died Sunday (June 2, 2002) in Fort Myers. Born in Bridgeport, Conn., she lived in Holiday from 1968 to 2002 and recently moved to Fort Myers to be with family. She was a homemaker and volunteered at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Survivors include her daughter, Patricia M. Dietz, Fort Myers; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey.
  • SCHAEFER, SYLVESTER W., 60, of New Port Richey, died Monday (June 3, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in New Port Richey. Born in Bronx, N.Y., he came here in 1995 from Shelton, Conn. He worked in maintenance for the Parks Department of Pinellas County at Wall Springs Park in Palm Harbor. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and member of St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, JoAnn; two sons, Christopher William, Colorado Springs, and Michael Vincent, Shelton; a brother, Frank, Pelham, N.Y.; and three grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Tarpon Springs.
  • SEDGWICK, DONALD JR., 48, of Hudson, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 2, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Hudson. Born in Albany, N.Y., he came here 30 years ago from St. Petersburg. He was a construction mason employed by Able Bodied Day Labor, Hudson. Survivors include his mother, Jean, Brooksville; a sister, Arleen Hide, Longwood; a brother, Stephen, St. Petersburg; a niece and two nephews. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.
  • VALENTINE, PEARL ROSE, 86, of Hudson, formerly of New Port Richey, died Sunday (June 2, 2002) at Tandem Health Care of New Port Richey. Born in Norwalk, Conn., she moved to New Port Richey in 1994 from Keene, N.H., then in 2001 to Hudson. She was a homemaker and Protestant. Survivors include her daughter, Bonnie M. Molles, Hudson; three granddaughters, and four great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.
  • VAUGHN, KENNETH R. SR., 46, of Spring Hill Pasco, died Saturday (June 1, 2002) at Spring Hill Regional Hospital. Born in Moultrie, Ga., he was a lifetime resident here in Spring Hill. He was a block mason and Baptist. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth, Holiday, and Robert, Brooksville; two daughters, Jamie L., Spring Hill, and Anita, Hudson; two brothers, Huey and Carl, both of Spring Hill; two sisters, Willa German, Spring Hill, and Sharon Nichols, Georgia; and six grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.
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    Clearwater

    • CHAPPELLET, FELIX, 59, of Cookeville, Tenn., formerly of Clearwater, died Saturday (June 1, 2002) at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was born in Los Angeles and lived here before moving to Cookeville. He worked for Contact Talent Management, and he was a Marine Corps veteran. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Joy (Scott), and a son, Scott, both of Cookeville; two daughters, Donna Brown, Baxter, Tenn., and Tina Smith, Ardmore, Ala.; a sister, Margo Bracones, Atlanta; and eight grandchildren. Dyer Funeral Home, Cookeville, Tenn.
    • FENLON, LEONARD J., 86, of Clearwater, died Saturday (June 1, 2002) at home. He was born in Cheboygan, Mich., and came here in 1998 from Deltona. He was a retired owner and operator of a dry cleaning business. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Charlotte (Rinaldi); two daughters, Anita Fenlon, Clearwater, and Christine McKevitt, Ellicott City, Md.; four sons, Gregory F., Temple Terrace, Michael, Orlando, Joseph, Tavares, and Thomas, Westminster, Md.; three brothers, Raymond, Tucson, Ariz., Frank, Las Vegas, and Patrick, Thomasville, Ga.; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Clearwater Funeral Home & Cremation Options.
    • GRAY, JUDITH LILA, 90, of Clearwater, died Saturday (June 1, 2002) at Tandem Health Care at Safety Harbor. She was born in Lewiston, Mont., and came from Des Moines, Iowa. She retired as a receptionist for Stanbrough Realty and was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Largo. She was a volunteer at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines and an avid bridge player. Survivors include a daughter, Judy Ball, Clearwater; a son, Robert, McAllen, Texas; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Druid Chapel, Clearwater.
    • HECKMAN, GENEVA, 92, of Clearwater, formerly of Spring Hill, died Sunday (June 2, 2002) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Norfolk, Va., came to Spring Hill in 1994 from Dayton, Ohio, and moved recently to Clearwater. She was a retired teacher aide and Protestant. Survivors include two sons, Jack, Clearwater, and Jerry, Spring Hill; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Dunedin.
    • MacDOUGALL, THERESA, 44, of Clearwater, died Saturday (June 1, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice. She was born in Bronx, N.Y., and came here in 1977 from Astoria, N.Y. She worked as hospitality manager for Best Western-Sea Wake Hotel, Clearwater. Survivors include her mother, Marie MacDougall, Holiday; two brothers, Joseph MacDougall and Gerard MacDougall, both of Queens, N.Y.; and four sisters, Sueanne Kryda, Bayonne, N.J., Joan Marie MacDougall, Queens, Deborah Dorf, Suffern, N.Y., and Kim Holmquist, Lindenhurst, N.Y. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Druid Chapel, Clearwater.
    • SCHNUR, ERNEST ARTHUR, 87, of Clearwater, died Sunday (June 2, 2002) at HarbourWood Nursing Center, Clearwater. He was born in New York City and came here in 1971 from Brooklyn, N.Y. He worked 40 years in the garment industry and retired locally from Pixie Playmates. He was a member of Temple B'Nai Israel and its brotherhood, Clearwater, and Knights of Pythias Lodge 108 and New York Marine Park Jewish Center, both of New York City. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Sylvia; a daughter, Ellen Schnur, and a son, Steve, both of Tampa; four grandchildren, Debi Moore, Sandy Pulliam and Gregg Lempert, all of Tampa, and Joe Schnur, Panama City, Fla.; and seven great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • TUCKERMAN, JOHN W., 94, of Clearwater, died Saturday (June 1, 2002) at the home of his daughter under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He came here in 1967 from his native Freemont, Ohio, and retired after 30 years with the U.S. Postal Service in Philadelphia. He was a member of Kirk of Dunedin Church and a past president of Regency Heights Mobile Home Park, Clearwater, where he was an avid bowler and shuffleboard player. Survivors include his companion, Pauline Gilmore, Clearwater; a daughter, Valerie Griffiths, Clearwater; a stepson, John Tuckerman, Hot Springs, Ark.; two stepdaughters, Sandra Hobbis, Holiday, and Ruth Fox, Freemont; two granddaughters, Denise Griffiths, Auburn, Mass., and Sandra Creel, West Yarmouth, Mass.; and six great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
    • WALTERS, DAVID JOHN, 55, of Phoenix, formerly of Clearwater, died of cancer Wednesday (May 29, 2002) at Neely Ray Hospice House, Phoenix. He was born in Green Bay, Wis. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Dunedin. Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Teresa (Blay); a daughter, Kimberly, and a son, Matthew, all of Phoenix; his parents, Mary and Robert Walters, three sisters, Chris, Peggy and Jennifer, and a brother, Bobby, all of Florida. Family Burial and Cremation Center, Mesa, Ariz.

    Dunedin

    • MELICK, FLORENCE K., 101, of Dunedin, died Sunday (June 2, 2002) at Mease Continuing Care, Dunedin. She was born in Indianapolis and came here in 1983 from McAllen, Texas. She was a homemaker. She was a former lifeguard and volunteer for several organizations in Reading, Pa. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Dunedin. Survivors include a sister, Margie Ann Davis, Dunedin; and several nieces and nephews including Marjorie Ann Smith, Margie A. Bingham and Makayla A. Bingham, all of Dunedin. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
    • RACICOT, MARGUERITE E. "PEGGY," 86, of Beverly Hills, formerly of Dunedin, died Friday (May 31, 2002) at Woodlawn Terrace of Citrus County Nursing Home, Hernando. She was born in Chicago, came to Dunedin in 1971 from Libertyville, Ill., and moved to Beverly Hills in 1995. She was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Tom, Beverly Hills, and Robert, Windsor Locks, Conn.; a daughter, Barbara Monasky, Binghamton, N.Y.; 17 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Largo

    • BILLSBARROW, FRANCES A. (ALLEN), 87, of Sauk Village, Ill., formerly of Largo, died Saturday (May 25, 2002) at St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights. She was born in Chicago. She lived here 20 years before moving in 1998 to Illinois. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star and the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include a daughter, Jean Judd, Sauk Village; a son, Roy, Crystal Lake, Ill.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, Chicago Heights, Ill.
    • JENNINGS, VIRGINIA G., 84, of Largo, died Saturday (June 1, 2002) at Clearwater Center nursing home. She was born in Chippewa, Canada, and came here in 1973 from Needham, Mass. She retired in 1983 as a secretary for the city of Largo Purchasing and Building Department. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Largo. Survivors include a daughter, Lynn Kauffman, Largo; a son, Ed Curry, Smyrna; two grandchildren, Lynnley Swickheimer, Kingsport, Tenn., and Douglas Rokes, Southampton, N.J.; two great-grandsons; and six nieces and nephews. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • SMITH, EARL R., 79, of Largo, died Friday (May 31, 2002) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was born in Duquesne, Pa., and came here in 1983 from Irwin, Pa. He worked in real estate sales and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of American Baptist Church of the Beatitudes and Knights of Pythias, both of St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Betty M.; two daughters, Linda SMith, Largo, and Roberta Smith, Boca Raton; a son, E. Brad, Niantic, Conn.; a sister, Esther Pakel, McKeesport, Pa.; a brother, Harold, Belle Vernon, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • HAROLD M., 72, of Largo, died Saturday (June 1, 2002) at home. He was born in Danville, Ill., and came here in 1971 from Bloomington, Ill., where he owned and operated East Gate Liquors. Locally he owned and operated the Windjammer on East Bay Drive. He was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Largo, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Anne Marie; three sons, Keith, St. Petersburg, and Terry and Michael, both of Bloomington; two daughters, Janet Rohr, Naperville, Ill., and Peggy Bugbee, Bufford, Ga.; a sister, Mildred Allison, Alton, Ill.; and nine grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

    Palm Harbor

    • BAUMER, DONALD H., 85, of Palm Harbor, died Sunday (June 2, 2002) at Integrated Health Services of Tarpon Springs. He was born in Johnstown, Pa., and came here in 1980 from Frankfurt, Germany. He retired as president of European Operations for MONY and previously retired in 1950 from the Army with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was a veteran of World War II, during which he served in the European Theater as commander of the 3rd Battalion, 343rd Infantry. He received a Silver Star, Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He was Episcopalian and a member of Association of the U.S. Army, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Disabled American Veterans, the American Legion, Military Order of World Wars, the Retired Officers Association and Innisbrook Men's Golf Association, Palm Harbor. Survivors include his wife, Sandra J.; a son, Donald H. Jr., Baltimore; two daughters, Dawn H. Baumer, Windham, Maine, and Joan Andreson, Creve Coeur, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.
    • SESLAR, LOIS JACQUELINE "JACKIE," 68, of Palm Harbor, died Saturday (June 1, 2002) at home. She came here in 1986 from Columbus, Ohio. Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Robert; a daughter, Deborah Seslar, Palm Harbor; a son, Robert Jr., Marietta, Ga.; four sisters, Jeanne Oroszi, Englewood, Ohio, Betty Kempf and Carol Eaton, both of Tipp City, Ohio, and Alice Kotte, West Milton, Ohio; four brothers, Mike Sullivan, Tarpon Springs, Robert Sullivan, Houston, Bert Sullivan, Huber Heights, Ohio, and John Sullivan, Union, Ohio. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • TERWILLIGER, HOBERT, 76, of Palm Harbor, died Saturday (June 1, 2002) at St. Mark Village continuing care community, Palm Harbor. He was born in Lewisburg, N.J., and came here in 1967 from Arlington, Va. He retired as an electrician and worked for the federal government. He was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of St. Petersburg Gem & Mineral Society and Florida Friends of Minerals Society. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Ruth H.; a brother, Bilgert, Newton, N.J.; and eight nieces and nephews. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    Safety Harbor

    • JACKSON, CHRISTOPHER ALLEN, 28, of Dothan, Ala., formerly of Safety Harbor, died Sunday (May 26, 2002) at home. He was born in Lakeland and came here in 1988 from Gainesville. He worked in construction and facility maintenance. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Victoria and Michael Payne, Safety Harbor; his father, Allen Jackson, Dothan, Ala.; a sister, Lisa Payne, and a brother, Bobby Payne, both of Safety Harbor. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • KENNEDY, MARY SABRA SANCHEZ, 72, of Pensacola, formerly of Safety Harbor, died Saturday (June 1, 2002) at home. She was a Safety Harbor resident for 21 years and was a member of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor, the Safety Harbor Spa, the Tampa Bay Society and Retired Officers Association. Survivors include her husband, Robert W.; a son, Kevin Carter Kennedy, Columbus, Ohio; and two daughters, Mary Kellie Hicks, Germany, and Katherine Martina Hicks, Gulf Breeze. Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel, Pensacola.

    Tarpon Springs

    • HARTZOG, PAULINE M., 72, of Tarpon Springs, died Saturday (June 1, 2002) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She came here in 1978 from her native Dayton, Tenn. She worked at University Cigar Factory, Clearwater, for LaCosta Building Maintenance Service and for Baxter Healthcare, Largo. She was a member of the Church of Christ of Dayton. Survivors include her husband, Devon; a stepson, Jovon, Tarpon Springs; two stepdaughters, Vickie Schulz, New Port Richey, and Cassondra White Haartzog, Palm Harbor; a brother, Leonard Brady, Rockwood, Tenn.; two sisters, Lillian Lewis and Hazel Roberson, both of Dayton; and five grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.
    • SCHWARTZ, FLORENCE, 68, of Tarpon Springs, died Monday (June 3, 2002) at home. She was born in New York City and came here in 1999 from Oberlin, Ohio. She was a psychological counseling therapist. She was a member of Congregation Beth Shalom of Clearwater, Hadassah, the Brandeis Women's Club, the Tarpon Springs Women's Club, the Shepherd Chorale and the Tarpon Springs Women's Chorale. Survivors include her husband, Joseph; two sons, Michael, Seattle, and Stephen, Los Angeles; two sisters, Helen Gold, Clearwater, and Joan Gross Levin, Oldsmar. Beth David North Chapel of David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater.

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    Pass-a-Grille

    • COOPER, JAMES E., 68, of Pass-a-Grille, died Tuesday (May 28, 2002) at home. Born in Lexington, Ky., he came here in 1975 from Barksdale Air Force Base, La. He retired as an Air Force master sergeant after 30 years of service and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a member of American Legion Post 0014. Survivors include his wife, Victoria; and a daughter, Samantha Cooper, Pass-a-Grille. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.

    Seminole

    • TRACEY, HELEN E., of Seminole, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 2, 2002) at Seminole Nursing Pavilion. Born in St. Francis, Ark., she lived in St. Petersburg before moving to Seminole in 1986. She was a clerical worker for the government. She was a member of Unity Christ Church. Survivors include a niece, Laindabelle O. Shanton, Purcellville, Va. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

    St. Pete Beach

    • RAHTER, MARY A., 88, of St. Pete Beach, died Thursday (May 30, 2002) at home. She was born in Wellsville, Ohio, and she came here in 1969 from Cincinnati. She was a homemaker and a member of Pasadena Community Church. She was a Brownie leader for 10 years, a member of Rebekah Assemblies and a lifetime member of the OES, all in Wellsville. Survivors include two sons, Dick, St. Pete Beach, and Bill, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Ann Kiggans, Lake Jackson, Texas; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    St. Petersburg

    • BECKSTED, DEXTER J., 53, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (May 31, 2002) at home. A Chicago native, he came here several years ago from California. He was a bartender. Survivors include three brothers; and two sisters. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • BESSELLI, PAULINE G., 73, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 2, 2002) at Bayfront Medical Center. She was a St. Petersburg native. She was a 1946 graduate of Gibbs High School, a 1950 graduate of West Virginia State College and a 1963 graduate of Florida A&M with a master's degree in education. She taught at 16th Street Middle School and Gibbs High School and retired from Dixie Hollins High School. She was a member of Bethel Community Baptist Church, where she was a member of the choir and the Georgia Brady Circle. She was a dance instructor at Allen University in Columbia, S.C., and a member of the Friends United Club. She was a member of the Aluni Singers and the Zeta Upsilon Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She was a volunteer for the Free Clinic. Survivors include a daughter, Carmen Besselli, St. Petersburg; two brothers, Clarence Harris, Atlanta, and Silas A. Givens, Jacksonville; a niece; and four nephews. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • BRINKLEY, JAQUELINE "PAPOOH," 38, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 2, 2002) at Bayfront Medical Center. She came here in 1988 from her native Valdosta, Ga. She attended House of God Church. She was a certified nurses' assistant at Golfview Nursing Home. Survivors include a daughter, Nykema Brinkley, St. Petersburg; four brothers, Johnny Brinkley, William Brinkley and Robert Brinkley, all of St. Petersburg, and Lemuel Williams, Valdosta; and five sisters, Rose White, Capitol Heights, Md., Estella Gardener, Evelyn Brinkley, Cathy Brinkley and Patricia Copeland, and her mother, Essie Brinkley, all of St. Petersburg. Zion Hill Mortuary, St. Petersburg.
    • DEVINE, HOPE ANNE, 25, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (May 29, 2002) at St. Anthony's Hospital. She worked in production for West Pharmaceutical for about a year. She was Protestant. Survivors include her mother, Debra G. Devine, and her maternal grandmother, Vera Jeannette Smith, both of Largo; several great-aunts; an uncle; and several cousins. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • GILLESPIE, FLORENCE, 89, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 2, 2002) at Kindred Hospital Bay Area -- St. Petersburg. There are no known survivors. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • HAILEY, EDWARD M., 83, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (June 1, 2002) at Kindred Hospital Bay Area -- St. Petersburg. He came here in 1948 from his native Cincinnati. He was a lumber salesman for many years. He was a Merchant Marine veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge and the Scottish Rite Shriners. Survivors include a son, John C. Simmons, New Port Richey; a daughter, Elizabeth L. Grimes, Jonesboro, Ga.; his companion, Beverly Jones, St. Petersburg; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
    • POWELL, MARY M., 84, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 2, 2002) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Atlantic City, N.J., she came here in 1952 from New Jersey. She was a restaurant server at an Eckerd Drug Store and the Henry Diner. Survivors include three daughters, Jane Pratt, Suzanne Knoll and Nana Trimperley, all of St. Petersburg; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.
    • MORTEMORE, MARION MOBBS, 102, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 2, 2002) at Seminole Nursing Pavilion. She was a native of Winchester, Mass., and came here in 1970 from New Haven, Conn. She was a nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. She was Protestant and was a member of the Garden Club in St. Petersburg. She was an avid oil painter. Survivors include two granddaughters, Diana Conchieri, Amesbury, Mass., and Wendy S. Michaels, Portland, Ore.; and seven great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • RUTAN, DOYLE, 80, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 2, 2002) at St. Anthony's Hospital. He was a St. Petersburg native and a lifelong resident. He was a retired firefighter and paramedic for the city of St. Petersburg. He was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Pinellas Park and a member of the International Association of Firefighters. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving from 1941 to 1947. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Xuripha; three sons, Michael and Mark, both of St. Petersburg, and Mitchell, New Bern, N.C.; four daughters, Carol Rutan, Janet Rutan and Sandy Garcia, all of St. Petersburg, and Christine Olson, Lansdale, Pa.; a sister, Barbara Rutan, Myakka City; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • SAKLAD, JOSEPH, 96, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 3, 2002) at Suncoast Manor. He was born in Newburyport, Mass., and came here in 1981 from Lexington, Mass. He was a lawyer. He was a graduate of Harvard University and Suffolk Law School, Boston. Survivors include a son, Daniel, Wilmington, N.C.; a daughter, Barbara Moran, Westlake Village, Calif.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Beth David South Chapel of David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg.
    • STULL, ANN MARIE, 83, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (June 1, 2002) at home. Born in Bloomfield, Mo., she came here in 1958 from St. Louis. Survivors include four sons, Rodney B., Trenton, and Ronald S., Randy V. and Roger W., all of St. Petersburg; a daughter, Doris J. Whitfield, St. Petersburg; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • SUTTON, MARY LOU (EDWARDS), 82, of Indianapolis, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (May 22, 2002) at St. Vincent Hospice, Indianapolis. She was born in Iowa and was a winter resident of St. Petersburg for many years. She was a 1941 graduate of the University of Wisconsin. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Meridian Hills Country Club, Gamma Phi Beta Sorority and the Benefe Guild, and she served as a volunteer at Winona Hospital, all in Indianapolis. Survivors include her husband, John T.; two sons, David J., Fishers, Ind., and Steven F.; a daughter, Janet Sutton; two sisters, Betty Nustad, Wisconsin, and Janet Everbach, Kentucky; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Leppert and Hensley Mortuary, Nora Chapel, Indianapolis.
    • TERZY, DR. ERICLEE, 98, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (June 1, 2002) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She came here in 1976 from her native Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was a retired private practice physician. She was Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Dr. Ruth Elizalde, St. Pete Beach; two grandchildren, Dr. Pablo Elizalde, Savannah, Ga., and Maria Wilson, Key West; and two great-grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Service, St. Petersburg.
    • WILLIAMS, ETHEL W., 94, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (June 1, 2002) at the Hospice Care Center in Brooksville. Born in Fredonia, N.Y., she came here in 1966 from Ellington, N.Y. She was a teacher at Pine Valley Central School in Cherry Creek, N.Y., and taught in the New York Public School System for 36 years. She was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church and the Retired Teachers Association. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • WOOD, HAROLD VERNON, 65, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (June 1, 2002) at North Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Bar Harbor, Maine, and came here in 1979 from Bradford, Mass. He was a former chef at Alcove Retirement Center. He was an Air Force veteran and was Episcopalian. There are no known survivors. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

    South Pasadena

    • HIGGINS, DOROTHEA W., 100, of South Pasadena, died Saturday (June 1, 2002) at Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay. She was born in Scotland. She was a cosmetologist and a member of the OES. Survivors include a niece, Dorothy Nadeau, North Fort Myers. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.
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