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July 13, 2002
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Saturday, July 13, 2002

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

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  • FUGATE, HENRY EUGENE, 72, of Homosassa, died Wednesday (July 10, 2002) in Homosassa. Born in Hazard, Ky., he came here in 1995 from Grass Lake, Mich. He was a general foreman for General Motors and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Katherine Shock; three sons, Robert, St. Claire Shores, Mich., Michael, Sugarmill Woods, and Mark, Pleasant Lake, Mich.; his mother, Catherine, Lecanto; two brothers, Thurman and Glenn, both of Sugarmill Woods; and two grandsons. Hooper Funeral Homes, Homosassa.
  • GILLINGS, DOROTHY LEE, 67, of Inverness, formerly of Beverly Hills, died Friday (July 12, 2002) in Inverness. Born in Plainfield, N.J., she came here 10 years ago from Beverly Hills. Fl. She was a retired executive secretary and attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Survivors include her daughter, Pamela S. DeHart, Pitman, N.J.; her son, Thomas Coddington, Maryland; a brother, Daniel Gillings, West Palm Beach; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Fero Funeral Home with Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • HART, ROBERT EARL, 78, of Floral City, formerly of Palm Harbor and Seminole, died Wednesday (July 10, 2002) in Brooksville under the care of Hernando-Pasco Hospice. Born in Cattaraugus, N.Y., he came here in 1995 from Palm Harbor and Seminole, where he lived for 40 years. He was a retired retail sales manager in the newspaper industry and formerly worked in the circulation department of the St. Petersburg Times. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and flew B-25 bombers. He was a member and vice president of the Oak Forest Civic Association, a member of Floral City Surveillance and a volunteer at the Chi Chi Rodriquez Golf Course. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Carol Armes; three daughters, Barbara K. Hart, Brooksville, Cathleen J. Foley, Floral City, and Cynthia H. Gallo, Seminole; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.
  • HUTTON, NANNIE BELL, 93, of Floral City, formerly of Brooksville, died Thursday (July 11, 2002) in Brooksville. Born in Coburn, Va., she came here in 1968 from Brooksville. She was employed in the Tampa Shipyards during World War II. Survivors include her daughter, Nancy L. Stowe, Tampa; a son, Jimmie, Floral City; a brother, Rantson E. Davis, Fernandina Beach; two sisters, Billie V. Collins, Pensacola, and Lakie M. Wolk, Homosassa; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Heinz Funeral Home, Inverness.
  • McNEELY, FREDERICK J., 76, of Hernando, died Wednesday (July 10, 2002) in Inverness. He came here in 1970 from his native Cincinnati. He was a boiler assistant for Longview State Hospital. He was Protestant and member of Grace Community Church of Holder. He was a member of Blind America of Hernando. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Margaret Cooper; a son, James Edward, Falls City, Wash.; a sister, Mary Ennis, San Francisco; and a granddaughter. Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness.
  • O'DONOGHUE, FREDERICK R. JR. "RICKY," 49, of Inverness, died Thursday (July 11, 2002) at Mariner Health Center, Inverness. Born in Jacksonville, he came here 20 years ago from Gainesville. He was an assembly worker and client of the Key Training Center, Lecanto, for 20 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Inverness. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Alice and Art Belden, Orlando; his father, Frederick O'Donoghue Sr., Jacksonville Beach; a brother, W. Bruce, Orlando; three sisters, Judy Batterson, Orlando, Janice Subers, Overland Park, Kan., and Susan O'Donoghue, Jacksonville Beach; several nieces and nephews. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.
  • ROCKENTINE, TIMOTHY A., 56, of Lecanto, died Wednesday (July 10, 2002) in St. Peterburg. Born in Detroit, he came here in 1976 from Vassor, Mich. He was a manufacturing assembler employed by Key Training Center, Lecanto, since 1989. He attended the First Baptist Church, Inverness. Survivors include his brother, Theodore A., Floral City; and a sister, Kathy Wade, Inverness. Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness.
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  • BALTZ, SALINA H., 93, of Brooksville, died Friday (July 12, 2002) at Brooksville Health Care Center. Born in Alburg, Vt., she came here 21 years ago from Louisville. She was a retired registered nurse, taught nursing for the Cleveland Board of Education and was a member of the Ohio State Teachers group. She was a member of Brooksville Wesleyan Church. There are no known immediate survivors. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.
  • BRADFORD, JAY D., 80, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Spring Hill, died Tuesday (July 9, 2002) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was born in Newark, Md., and came here in 1999 from Spring Hill. He was the owner of a septic tank company and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Protestant. Survivors include two brothers, Forest Lewis Bradford, Frankford, Del., and Bobbie G. Bradford, St. Petersburg; and a sister, Maybelle Simpson, St. Petersburg. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
  • BRUNO, HELEN M., 89, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday (July 10, 2002) at home. Born in Perth Amboy, N.J., she came here five years ago from Red Bank, N.J. She retired from South Amboy Hospital, South Amboy, N.J., and was a member of the National Nursing Society and the Visiting Nurses Association. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Brooksville. Survivors include two brothers, William C. Soyak, Deltona, and George M. Soyak, Spring Hill; a sister, Dorothy Bainton, Englishtown, N.J.; several nieces and nephews. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill.
  • ROSARIO, PALMIRA C., 84, a seasonal visitor of Spring Hill, died Thursday (July 11, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Brooksville. Born in Portugal, she was a resident of New Bedford, Mass. She was a homemaker and member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Antonio DoRosario, Spring Hill, and Fernando Rosario, Portugal; a daughter, Maria Garcia, New Bedford, Mass.; a brother, Manuel Morais, New Bedford; a sister, Evarista Neves, New Port, R.I.; one grandchild; and three great-grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Spring Hill.
  • ROSS, ALEXANDER, 89, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (July 11, 2002) at Mattie Pickett Adult Care Home, Brooksville. Born in Scotland, he came here in 1980 from Palm Beach. He was a retired horticulturist working for private homes, and was a member of Egyptian Shrine Temple, Tampa. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Ena; a daughter, Sandra Moore, Spring Hill; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • VOSCINAR, FRANK D., 85, of Masaryktown, died Wednesday (July 10, 2002) at Spring Hill Regional Hospital. He was born in Palmerton, Pa. and came here in 1926. He was a former mayor of Masaryktown and was associated with the Masaryktown Egg Coop. He was a 1935 graduate of Hernando High School, Brooksville. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, serving as a navigator. He was Protestant and a member of Spring Hill United Church of Christ. He helped organize the Kiwanis Club and Little League Baseball in Masaryktown. Survivors include his wife, Louise; a daughter, Nancy May, Masaryktown; a stepdaughter, Carolyn Haile, Clayton, Calif.; a brother, Stephen, Masaryktown; two sisters, Josephine Malloch, Masaryktown, and Anna Dunkle, Fort Walton Beach; several nieces and nephews; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill.
  • WANAT, MARION G., 80, of Brooksville, died Thursday (July 11, 2002) in Brooksville. Born in Mason City, Iowa, she came here 18 years ago from Falls Church, Va. and was a retired government secretary. She was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, John A., Brooksville, and Gregory G., Los Angeles; two daughters, Ann Keppler, Ocala, and Jean Brandt, Indianapolis; a sister, Charlotte, Grand Junction, Colo; and seven grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville.
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  • BAILEY, TIMOTHY SR., 51, of Tampa, died Monday (July 8, 2002). A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, he was an Air Force veteran, retiring after 20 years of service. He worked for the Hillsborough County Road Department for 11 years and was a member and usher of New Life Christian Fellowship. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; his son, Timothy Bailey Jr.; his daughter, Candice M. Bailey; a sister, Marene Hopkins; a brother, Edward Bailey Jr.; and three granddaughters, Danica, De'Jah and Dakeryia. Aikens Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • BEALTS, MARY ANN, 73, of Tampa, died Wednesday (July 10, 2002). Born in Brunswick, Ga., she moved to Tampa from Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1986 and was Baptist. Survivors include three sons, Junior Bealts, Georgia, James Bealts, Tampa, and Franklin Bealts, New York; three daughters, Ruth Ann Tillery, California, Shirley Terry, New York, and Suzanne Bealts, Tampa; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.
  • CHERNY, MABLE E., 84, of Tampa, died Wednesday (July 10, 2002). Born in Ohio, she moved to Tampa 42 years ago. Survivors include a daughter, Wanda L. Perry; and a granddaughter, Barbara Lucas. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • CHASON, MARY F., 44, of Tampa, died Tuesday (July 9, 2002). Born in Jacksonville, she moved to Tampa in 1992 from Okeechobee. She was a secretary with the local government. Survivors include three brothers, Charles, Robert and Chester; six sisters, Laura Daniels, Joyce Graham, Christine Straughan, Virginia Gilliland, Sylvia Chason and Helen Chason. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.
  • DIOKAS, GLORIA E., 76, of Tampa, died Saturday (June 29, 2002) at Westbay Nursing Center, Oldsmar. Born in Hudson, N.Y., she moved to the Tampa area in 1985. She was a member of Incarnation Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Stanley; a stepson, Stanley R. Diokas; a brother, Carl Patzwhal, Hudson, N.Y.; and two grandchildren, Jeffrey and Christopher Diokas. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia-A.P. Boza Memorial Chapel, Tampa.
  • FIELDING, LaVERNE, 88, of Mabel, formerly of Tampa, died Wednesday (July 10, 2002). Born in Linden, she moved to Tampa in 1947 from Umatilla where she owned a hair salon. She moved to Mabel in 1994. Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Embree; two daughters, Sandra Fussell and Julie Fielding, both of Mabel; a sister, Mildred Miller, Texas; and five grandchildren, Shannon, Michael, Michelle, Jason and Morgan. Kurfiss Funeral Home, Clermont.
  • McGEE, BENNETT H., 89, of Lutz, died Thursday (July 11, 2002) at Kindred Hospital, Tampa. Born in Cleveland, he was a vice president and a co-owner of the Cleveland Range Co. He lived in Painesville, Ohio, and Clearwater Beach before moving to Lutz in 1983. He was a charter member of Van Dyke United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge, a member of the Shrine of North America and the Sons of the American Revolution. Survivors include two daughters, Jeanette Szabo and Margaret Ross; five grandchildren, Stephen Szabo III, Douglas Szabo, Mark Szabo, Lindsay Ross and Meghan Ross; and six great-grandchildren, Brittany, Douglas, Emily, Christopher, Matthew and Elizabeth Szabo. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • MILLER, NANCY WRIGHT, of Sun City Center, died Tuesday (July 9, 2002). Born in Bedford, Va., she moved to Florida in 1977 from Maryland. She was a former dean's assistant in the College of Himan Ecology at the University of Maryland and won many awards and ribbons as a flower arranger. Survivors include two sons, Richard, Bowie, Md., and Peter, Annapolis, Md.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.
  • SLIZ, JOHN EDWARD, 86, of Sun City Center, died Wednesday (July 10, 2002) at South Bay Hospital. Born in Cleveland, he was a retired metal heat treater for Alcoa. Survivors include his wife, Lynda; a daughter, Karole Reiss, Cleveland; two brothers, Alfred, Washington, and Robert, San Antonio, Texas; and two grandchildren. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.
  • WALKER, MARY H., 91, of Ruskin, died Thursday (July 11, 2002) at South Bay Hospital. Born in Palmetto, she was the operator of the Coffee Cup Restaurant for more than 60 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Ruskin and was a lifetime member of the Ruskin Women's Club, with 47 years of service. Survivors include her husband, William T.; a son, J.D. Register, Orlando; a daughter, Jeanette Anderson, Pittsburgh; a brother, Joe E. Willis; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.
  • WEST, KIM H., 55, of Brandon, died Tuesday (July 9, 2002) at home. Born in Nashville, Tenn., he was a cabinet builder. Survivors include his father, Ralph L. West, Brandon. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
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  • CARLOS, NANCY J., 67, of Hudson, died Thursday (July 11, 2002) at Bayonet Point Health Center. Born in Toledo, Ohio, she came here in 1993 from Richmond, Va., and was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church of New Port Richey. Survivors include two sons, Theodore A., Austin, Texas, and Todd A., Kihei, Hawaii; his mother, Ida Williams, and a brother, Dennis Williams, both of Springfield, Ill.; and a granddaughter. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.
  • CHRISTIANSEN, GEORGE F., 85, of Hudson, died Saturday (July 6, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in New Port Richey. He came here in 1959 from his native Palmer, Mass. He was a retired truck driver and an Army veteran of World War II in Panama. He was a member of the Grace Bible Church of Hudson. Survivors include his wife, Mildred; a son, Brian,Taylor, Kan.; two daughters, Barbara Girtman, Wesley Chapel, and Susie Brown, Largo; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • GILLIGAN, JACK K., 76, of Port Richey, died Wednesday (July 10, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, New Port Richey. He was born in Denver and came here in 1978. He was a research and development technical editor for Marathon Oil, Littleton, Colo., and was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his sister, Lois Ann Howard, Tacoma, Wash. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • LaSALLE, JAMES, 95, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (July 11, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, New Port Richey. Born in Hazelton, Pa., he came here in 1975 from Chicago. He was a shipping clerk for a book publisher in Chicago, and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Roman Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Robert, Racine, Wis., and Russell, New Port Richey; and one grandchild. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • LOVELY, MAYNARD L., 86, of Port Richey, died Wednesday (July 10, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in New Port Richey. Born in Litchfield, Ill., he came here 25 years ago from Warren, Mich. He was a program analyst for the Department of Defense and was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. His other memberships included Bayonet Point High 12 #511, West Pasco Shrine Club, Timber Oaks Trowle Club, past director and member of Timber Oaks Association, Lavonne Chapel OES, Litchfield, American Legion Post 436 Litchfield, past district commander and member Litchfield AF&AM, National Association Retired Federal Employees 511 Litchfield, Eliott Chapter 120 RAM, Hillsboro, Ill. Survivors include his wife, Marguerite. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • MILLER, DOROTHY, 90, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (July 9, 2002) at LaCasa Grande ALF in New Port Richey. Born in St. Louis, she came here in 1973 from Creve Coeur, Mo. She was owner/operator of a restaurant business. There are no known immediate survivors. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • PARADIS, ARMAND, 73, of Zephyrhills, died Tuesday (July 9, 2002) at Sunbelt Healthcare Center, Zephyrhills. He came here one year ago from his native Nashua, N.H. He was a moving company packer and a Navy veteran. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Mary; a son, Robert, Londonderry, N.H.; three daughters, Linda Cloutier and Brenda Shattuck, both of Merrimack, N.H., and Sharon Paradis-Sharp, Bailey, Colo.; two sisters, Muriel and Connie; three brothers Albert, Lionnel and Romeo; and seven grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • SANTIMARINO, JOHN P. JR., 63, of Holiday, died Tuesday (July 9, 2002) at home. Born in Chicago, he came here in 1994 from Ohio, where he was the retired owner of a service station. He was Roman Catholic. Survivors include three daughters, Cheryl Moore, Wheeling, W.Va., Debra Kaplan, Bellaire, Ohio, and Mary Ann Kadylak, Martins Ferry, Ohio; two sons, David and John P. Santimarino III, Wheeling, W.Va.; his mother, Anna Barbush, Tarpon Springs; 11 grandchildren; and fiancee, Mary Jo Collette. Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey.
  • SMITH, TERESA M. "TERRY," of Port Richey, died Tuesday (July 9, 2002) at home. Born in Newark, N.J., she came here 28 years ago from Lincolndale, N.Y. She was a retired secretary working for hotels. She was Baptist. Survivors include her sister, Mary Lifavi, Port Richey; two nieces, Jean Antoniuk and Joan Ribaudo, both of Katonah, N.Y.; several grandnieces and grandnephews. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • TONKIN, SIBLY DAVID, 83, of Spring Hill (Pasco County), died Wednesday (July 10, 2002) at home. Born in Butte, Mont., he came here in 2001 from Orlando. He was a retired Air Force veteran, achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel. He served in World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Masonic Lodge, a was a Shriner. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine; a son, Sibly D. Tonkin II, Southgate, Mich.; a daughter, Karen Ann Kochevar, Spring Hill; a brother, Bill, Berkley, Mich.; a sister, Mae Rowe, Spring Hill; and six grandchildren. Wellwood Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • TYDECK, HELMUT H., 89, of Port Richey, died Thursday (July 11, 2002) at Orchard Ridge Nursing Home, New Port Richey. Born in Marienburg, Germany, he came here 25 years ago from Elmont, N.Y. He was the retired manager of facilities maintenance from Kollsmen Aircraft Instruments. He was a life member of Copernicus Lodge 545 F&AM and was a charter member Gulf High Twelve 583. Survivors include a son, Robert H., Port Richey; two grandsons; and one great-grandson. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • UEHLEIN, JOSEPH "FRANK," 87, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (July 9, 2002) at North Bay Hospital in New Port Richey. Born in Cannelton, Ind., he came here in 1978 from Long Island, N.Y. He was a sales engineer with Caldwell Tanks, Louisville, and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a Third Degree Knights of Columbus, Seaford, N.Y., and a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Henrietta; a son, James Franklin, Rockport, Ind.; a daughter, Jo Ann Rotast, Merrimack, N.H.; and four grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
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    Clearwater

    • BARTELLO, MARY M., 74, of Clearwater, died Thursday (July 11, 2002) at home. She was born in Camden, N.J., and came here in 1970 from Maple Shade, N.J. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Thomas J.; a son, Thomas John, Palmyra, N.J.; two daughters, Mary Meredith, Clearwater, and Joanne McKenna, Bellingham, Mass; a brother, John Durante, Lindenwold, N.J.; three sisters, Gen Ludwikowski, Cherry Hill, N.J., Elizabeth Unger, Girard, Pa., and Patricia Gancar, Leesburg; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Clearwater Funeral Home.
    • ZOGRAPHOS, MARY KAY, 78, of Clearwater, died Thursday (July 11, 2002) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Munhall, Pa., and came here in 1992. She taught home economics and later worked as a sales representative for a textile firm. Survivors include her husband, Warren; a daughter, Denise Saunders, Charleston, S.C.; a son, Warren Brickner, Savannah, Ga.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Neptune Society of Palm Harbor.

    Largo

    • CHAPIN, DAN C., 70, of Largo and Rochester, Ill., died Thursday (July 4, 2002) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Springfield, Ill., and had been a seasonal resident here for several years. He owned a building supply business. Survivors include his wife, Sarah. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
    • DILLARD, MARIANNE, 76, of Largo, died Friday (July 12, 2002) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Nuremburg, Germany, and came here in 1987 from Frankfurt, Germany. She worked 20 years as a bookkeeper for the U.S. government in Frankfurt. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Marcus; a daughter, Marlene Steinger, Frankfurt; and a grandson, Marcus Hopkins, Fort Rucker, Ala. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • GIUNTA, ANTOINETTE K., 80, of Largo, died Wednesday (July 10, 2002) at Palm Garden of Largo. She was born in Newark, N.J., and came here in 1996 from Clifton, N.J. She was a factory worker in the clothing and food processing industries. She was Catholic. Survivors include a nephew, Anthony Giunta, Clearwater. International Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • HEINS, IRIS H., 95, of Largo, died Tuesday (July 9, 2002) at home. She was born in Providence, R.I., and came here in 1970 from Warner, N.H. She was the owner/broker of Heins Realty in Concord, N.H. She was a member of St. Paul's Methodist Church, Largo. Survivors include a son, Derek H., Steamboat Springs, Colo.; a granddaughter, Laverne Emmons, Aberdeen, Scotland; and a great-granddaughter, Erica Emmons, Aberdeen. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • SALVOTORE, JOFFRINE, 87, of Largo, died Thursday (July 11, 2002) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Torrington, Conn., and came here in 1956 from Los Angeles. She was retired from working in food service for the Pinellas County School System. She was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Clearwater, and Lady of the Knights of Columbus and was a past president of Women of the Moose. Survivors include two daughters, Erayne Carvell, Clearwater, and Carol Hammac, Dunedin; a sister, Bertha Sorvillo ; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Druid Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • TAGGART, WILLIAM T., 78, of Largo, died Wednesday (July 10, 2002) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Mantua, N.J., and came here in 1983 from Woodstown, N.J. He was a carpenter. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of First Christian Church of Largo, Carpenters Union 393 and American Legion Post 400, Orlando. Survivors include his wife, Helen; two sons, Tom and Dave, both of Clearwater; two daughters, Bev Scheule, Hopkinton, Mass., and Barb Taggart, Clearwater; two sisters, Martha Taylor, Largo, and Edna Bartels, Haddonfield, N.J.; and two granddaughters. International Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • WILKINS, PRISCILLA A., 62, of Largo, died Thursday (July 11, 2002) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She came here in 1962 from her native Johnson City, N.Y. She worked as a tester/assembler for Square D in Clearwater. She was a member of Anona United Methodist Church, Largo, Largo Moose Lodge and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Johnson City. Survivors include her husband, Ronald F.; four sons, James, Largo, and Lloyd, Ronald Jr. and Donald, all of Clearwater; a sister, Dorothy Vought, Venice, Fla.; and eight grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

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    Gulfport

    • MERRILL, EDWARD LUND, 58, of Gulfport, died Friday (July 12, 2002) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was born in Massachusetts and came here from Holyoke, Mass. He was a laborer. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include a stepsister, Cathy Merrill, California; a stepbrother, Cobie Merrill, Oregon; and two nephews, Brian and Steve Merrill, both of St. Petersburg. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Service, St. Petersburg.

    North Redington Beach

    • THURMAN, NELL, L. 94, of North Redington Beach, died Thursday (July 11, 2002) at Palm Garden of Largo. She was born in Slade, Ky., and came here in 1984 from Portsmouth, Ohio. She was a graduate of Junior Order Home, Tiffin, Ohio. She was Methodist. Survivors include a sister, Laura Chapman, Houston; and several nieces and nephews, including Cheri Neal, Tampa. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

    Pinellas Park

    • ROGALSKY, JOHN P., 75, of Pinellas Park, died Wednesday (July 10, 2002) at home. Born in Middletown, Conn., he came here in 1983 from Houston. He was retired after working many years in construction management and more recently as a self-employed handyman. He was a seaman second class in the U.S. Navy during World War II and received the Victory Medal. He was a boat captain for many years. Survivors include a companion, Jeannie Peterman, Pinellas Park; two sons, John P., Middletown, and Michael A., New Port Richey; three daughters, Catherine R. Branch Stebbins, Middletown, Mary R. Minutello, Watertown, Conn., and Lynne R. Brunelle, Alton Bay, N.H.; two sisters, Adele Trembly, Belgrade, Maine; and Carcella Munson, Dana Point, Calif.; and eight grandchildren. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • WILSON, LYLE, 70, of Pinellas Park, died Thursday (July 11, 2002) at home. He was born in Gaston, Ind., and came here in 1972 from Hamilton, Ohio. Survivors include three sons, Lyle A., Indiana, and Leslie A. and Derek T., both of Atlanta; two daughters, Gale Adames, Pinellas Park, and Vicki L. Arnold, Homosassa Springs; three sisters, Suzella Taylor, Corpus Christi, Texas, and Barbara E. Jenkins and Sara Stepp, both of Indiana; and two brothers, Charles, Pinellas Park, and Jerry, Indiana. Clearwater Funeral Home at Belcher, Dunedin.

    Seminole

    • KREUL, ELEANOR I., 84, of Seminole, died Thursday (July 11, 2002) at Sun Coast Hospital. She was born in Detroit and came here in 1982 from Ann Arbor, Mich. She was a secretary for Commonwealth Brass in Detroit. She was Methodist. Survivors include her husband, Charles J.; three daughters, Susan S. Armstrong, Niles, Mich., Kathleen E. Hanke, Chelsea, Mich., and Patti F. Nagle, Yakima, Wash.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

    St. Petersburg

    • DAMRON, ELI R., 77, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (July 11, 2002) at St. Anthony's Hospital. He was born in Nora, Va., and came here in 1991 from Alexandria, Va. He was retired from the U.S. Navy and served during World War II. He was a real estate property manager. Survivors include a son, Kenneth, St. Petersburg; a brother, Bryan, Knoxville, Tenn.; three sisters, Maxie Kiser, Cleveland, Va., Nell Carlton, Clincho, Va., and Peggy Wood, Knoxville; and three grandchildren. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • EISENHART, MARY LOUISE, 85, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (July 10, 2002) at Grace Health Care of St. Petersburg. Born in Somerset County, Pa., she came here in 1983 from Baltimore, where she was a secretary at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine for 12 years. She was Protestant. She was a member of the St. Petersburg Bridge Club. Survivors include three sons, Denis C., Highland Beach, Alan A., New Orleans, and David R., West Sandlake, N.Y.; and five grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • GILL, LEWIS J., 87, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (July 9, 2002) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. Born in Louisville, Ky., he came here in 1992 from Denver. He was a carpenter. He was a U.S. Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Faye. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • GRAY, MARY R., 83, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (July 10, 2002). She came here more than 20 years ago from Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. She worked for the city of St. Petersburg at the Treasure Island Beach concession stand for 14 years. In Sault St. Marie, she was a dental hygienist and a bookkeeper. During World War II, she helped assemble airplanes in California. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Gray Puckett, Chicago; a brother, Paul Stuart, Cleveland; and a sister, Helen Fogwell, Cincinnati. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • LEIFESTE, MARY PAULINA, 89, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (July 11, 2002) at Colonial Care Center. She was born in Gadsden, Ala., and came here in 1983 from Oregon. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Clearview United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg. Survivors include her husband, Thomas H.; two daughters, Mary C. Way, Spokane, Wash., and Peggy A. Hanley, Salem, Ore.; and many grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Clearwater.
    • LONKS, ARNOLD, 74, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (July 11, 2002) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Saaremaa, Estonia, he came here in 1995 from Cranbury, N.J. He was a carpenter for 50 years with the Carpenters Union in New York City. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Erika; a daughter, Milvi Weiner, North Brunswick, N.J.; a son, Eric, Flushing, N.Y.; a brother, Endel, Estonia; and five grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • MEAD, RICHARD A., 73, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (July 11, 2002) at St. Anthony's Hospital. He was a native of St. Petersburg and worked in drywall construction. He was a member of the Maranatha Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Stager and Clara Hamm, both of Tampa; two sisters, Rosemary Cocker, St. Petersburg, and Juanita Leary, Philadelphia; and three brothers, Paul and Gerald, both of St. Petersburg, and Merle, Winchester, Tenn. International Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • METZ, ANN M., 90, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (July 6, 2002) at Kindred Hospital Bay Area -- St. Petersburg. She was born in Monongahela, Pa., and came here in 1958 from Wheeling, W.Va. She was a real estate agent. She was a member of Blessed Trinity Church. Survivors include a daughter, Betty Bates, East Stroudsburg, Pa. National Cremation Society, Clearwater.
    • MONTRONE, ROSE, 72, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (July 7, 2002) at Abbey Nursing Home. She was born in Queens, N.Y., and came here in 1968 from Long Island, N.Y. Survivors include six nieces, Laura Mantrone, Allison Mantrone, Leslie Mantrone, Dawn Mantrone, Tracey Mantrone and Amy Mantrone; and two nephews, Bruce Mantrone and Larry Mantrone. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • PAOLINI, MICHAEL R., 88, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (July 12, 2002) at St. Anthony's Hospital. He came here in 1972 from his native Philadelphia. He was a retired Philadelphia firefighter. He was a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society. Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Ok Suk "Angie"; two daughters, Rosemary R. Rubino, Philadelphia, and Michelle Paolini, Atlanta; a son, Michael J., Boca Raton; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • TERRY, GLORIA "JEAN," 57, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (July 10, 2002) at home. She came here in 1962 from her native Gretna. She attended Central Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in St. Petersburg. Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Edward; six sons, Vincent, Alvin, Rodney, Reginald, Derek and Derek Jr., a stepdaughter, Cynthia Taylor, and a sister, Maylene Jackson, all of St. Petersburg; a brother, Charlie Sweet Jr., Gretna; and eight grandchildren. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • TRINH, DAO THI, 80, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (July 12, 2002) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Vietnam and came here in 1983 from Fort Worth, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Martyrs of Vietnamese Pastoral Mission. Survivors include a sister, Seeboon Pou, and a brother, Trinh Van Loi, both of Italy; and three grandchildren, Huong Le, Diem Mounthisane and Elaine Mounthisane, and a great-grandson, Tyler Le, all of St. Petersburg. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • TYRELL, GRACE, 87, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 8, 2002) at home. She was born in Oliphant, Pa., and came here in 1999 from Dunmore, Pa. She was a retired employee of the Dunmore School District. She was a member of the VFW. Survivors include two sons, Leo M., Haddonfield, N.J., and Paul E., St. Petersburg; and four grandchildren. Thomas F. Golden Funeral Home, Dunmore, Pa.
    • WILLIAMS, SAMUEL LEE, 56, of Kansas City, Mo., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (July 9, 2002) in Kansas City. Born in Jacksonville, he came here as a child and moved to Kansas City five years ago. He was a Housing Authority employee in St. Petersburg and later was a franchise manager at the Sonic restaurant in Kansas City. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; two daughters, Sherry Williams, St. Petersburg, and Latrice Williams, Kansas; two sons, Samuel Lee Williams Jr., St. Petersburg, and Samuel Lee Williams II, Kansas; his parents, Ruth and Alexander Williams, two sisters, Dorothy Bauford and Marian Yvette Wilson, and three brothers, Emanuel, Ralph and Carlton, all of St. Petersburg; and five grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
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