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July 17, 2002
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Wednesday, July 17, 2002

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

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  • FOSS, ALLIE L., 92, of Floral City, died Monday (July 15, 2002) at Mariner Health of Inverness. She was born in Alachua County and was a homemaker. Survivors include three nieces, Carolyn Roberts, Cleveland, Tenn., Gloria Carr, Seffner, and Mary Louise Spivey, Tampa; two nephews; Stanley L. Smith, New Bern, N.C., and Jerome Osborne, Smiths, Ala.; and her caregiver, Ellen Peet, Floral City. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.
  • GUEST, CLIFFORD R., 92, of Homosassa, died Monday (July 15, 2002) in Homosassa. Born in Melbourne, Australia, he came here in 1988 from Palm Springs, Calif. He was a professional ventriloquist who worked with Bob Hope and Jack Benny. He appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show and performed for President Nixon at the White House. He was featured in the Smithsonian Magazine as one of the finest ventriloquists in he world. He was known as "Poly-Phony" for his sound effect in vocal stereo. He was a member of the First Church of Religious Science. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Dana Kelly; a daughter, Robyn Dana Guest, Oak Park, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews. Hooper Funeral Home, Homosassa.
  • KING, RICHARD F., 85, of Inverness, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (July 14, 2002) at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. He came to Florida in 1926 from his native New York moving to Inverness from St. Petersburg. He was an architect/engineer for the city of St. Petersburg. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a Mason-Shriner/Scottish Rite VFW and member Railroad Club of Inverness. He was Methodist. Survivors include his wife, Catherine; a son, Robin Scott King; and a granddaughter. Prevatt Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
  • MADDOX, ETHEL H., 88, of Bushnell, died Saturday (July 13, 2002) at Surrey Place Convalescent Center, Lecanto. Born in Chipley, she moved to Bushnell five years ago from Sarasota then to Lecanto. She was a homemaker and member First Baptist Church of Sarasota. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Mitchell P. Maddox Sr.; three sons, Mitchell P. Maddox Jr., Panama City, Joseph K., Bushnell, and William E., Sarasota; and 12 grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home with Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • SCHAW, RICHARD CARLTON "DICK," 73, of Inverness, died Sunday (July 14, 2002) at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Born in Floral City, he came to Citrus County in 1992 from Sun City Center. He was a retired owner and operator in the restaurant business and member Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Survivors include his wife, Ann (O'Neill); a daughter, Susan Hale, Homosassa; three sons, Thomas Schaw, Caladonia, Mich., Richard Dittmar, Islip Terrace, N.Y., and Rick Schaw, Floral City; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.
  • WILSON, JAMES FREDERICK, 68, of Homosassa, died Monday (July 15, 2002) at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Born in Dayton, Ky., he came here one year ago from Alexandria, Ky. He was a retired supervisor for Dover Elevators, Middleton, Tenn. He was an Air Force veteran and was Baptist. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, JoAnn Hill; three sons, James F. Wilson II, Cold Springs, Ky., Gregory A., Fort Myers, and Andrew M., Fort Thomas, Ky.; a brother, Ronald C., Centerville, Ohio; a sister, Patricia Gohs, Fort Mitchell, Ky.; and four grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.
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  • GRABOWSKI, EDWARD W., 76, of Spring Hill, died Monday (July 15, 2002) at home. Born in Cleveland, he came here 18 years ago. He was a heavy duty truck technician and Christian. He was an Army veteran and a member of the VFW Post 10209. Survivors include his son, Ray Wesley, Dania; a brother, Bob, Cleveland, and a sister, Claradene Wykowski, Parma, Ohio; a grandson; and companion, Dorine M. Tousignant. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill.
  • HASKEDAKES, DOROTHY CHRISTINE, 83, of Spring Hill, died Monday (July 15, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, Brooksville. Born in Ansonia, Conn., she came here 24 years ago from Milford, Conn. She was a homemaker and member St. Nicholas Church. Survivors include her husband, John M.; a son, Doug M., Spring Hill; a sister, Elaine Baker, Miami; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.
  • SMYTHE, JOHN C. JR., 86, of Brooksville, died Sunday (July 14, 2002) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Steubenville, Ohio, he came here nine years ago from San Jose, Calif. He was a dealer and manager for Smythe Buick and member Brooksville Golf & Country Club. Survivors include his wife, Jeanne; a son, Stephen, Westlake Village, Calif.; a daughter, Susan McCormick, Tampa; a brother, William D., Woodside, Calif.; a sister, Elizabeth Lauchstedt, Castro Valley, Calif.; and four grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.
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  • BARFIELD, REO CLYDE, 88, of Tampa, died Friday (July 12, 2002). Survivors include his family. Blount Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, Lutz-Land O'Lakes Chapel, Lutz.
  • CONWAY, MICHAEL TEEFEY, 51, of Plant City, died Sunday (July 14, 2002). Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he worked for US Vision and Milroy Optical as an eyeglass manufacturer and was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include two brothers, Edward F. Conway III, Tampa, and Tim E. Conway, Roswell, Ga.; and three sisters, Peggy Christ, Bradenton, Sue Ann Girling, Plant City, and Mary Seguiti, Lutz. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • GRIFFIN, ROBERT BRYAN, 80, of Tampa, died Monday (July 15, 2002). A lifelong resident of Tampa, he was a maintenance supervisor for the Hillsborough County School District for 28 years. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of Nebraska Avenue Church of Christ for more than 70 years, serving as an elder and a deacon. Survivors include his wife of more than 55 years, Euline Dickey; two sons, Robert and David; a daughter, Marsha Floyd; two sisters, Alyce Weinmann and Grace Harvester, both of Tampa; two brothers, Jack, Tampa, and Raymond, Clearwater; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • HOLSONBACK, ANNE S., 69, of Tampa, died Sunday (July 14, 2002) at Memorial Hospital. Born in Nashville, she moved to Tampa in 1955. She was an executive secretary and worked in numerous government departments for Hillsborough County. Survivors include her husband, Bill; a son, Robert Schindler; three stepsons, Robert, John and Mark Holsonback; a grandson, Justin Schindler; and three stepgrandchildren, Macey, Haley and Evan Holsonback. Mark III Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel.
  • KAISER, CALLIE PARALEE HAMITER, of Tampa, died Sunday (July 14, 2002). She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church for many years. Survivors include her husband, Edmund H. Jr.; four children, Carolyn K. Wolfe, Tampa, Janet K. Young, Pittsburgh, Jean K. Duncan, Clearwater, and John E. Kaiser, Sacramento, Calif.; eight grandchildren, William K. Wolfe, Rebecca W. Elliott, Jason G. Young, Brad J. Young, David W. Duncan, Laura K. Duncan, Benjamin J. Kaiser and Ruth L. Kaiser; and a great-granddaughter, Megan M. Wolfe. Blount, Curry & Roel, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • MAYFIELD, GAYLE WILLIAM, 90, of Tampa, died Sunday (July 14, 2002). A longtime resident of Tampa, he was employed as a financial supervisor. He was a 55-year member of the Fellowship Lodge 265 F&AM, Tampa Scottish Rite Bodies, the Low Twelve and the Port Tampa United Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Gayle Jr. and Jack Mayfield; three daughters, Judy Beall, Cheryl Cashwell and Karen Mayfield; a sister, Ann Shigley; nine grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Mark III Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • McPEAK, TIMOTHY F. "TIM," 31, of Clearwater, formerly of St. Petersburg and Tampa, died Saturday (July 13, 2002). Born in Tampa, he moved to Pinellas County in 1976. He was the owner and operator of Pinch-A-Penny Pool Patio Spa Supply in Palm Harbor since 1997 and was Catholic. Survivors include his parents, Gloria M. and Frank J. McPeak, Clearwater; a sister, Diane McPeak Bouida, Clearwater; and his paternal grandmother, Celeste McPeak, Clearwater. Anderson McQueen Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center, St. Petersburg.
  • MILLER, ViJEANNE ELLIS, 73, of Temple Terrace, died Saturday (July 13, 2002) at John Knox Village Nursing Home, Tampa. Born in Decatur, Ga., she moved to Temple Terrace in 1967 from Jacksonville. She was a graduate of Florida State University and the University of Florida. Survivors include her husband of more than 49 years, E. Robert Jr.; two sons, E. Robert Miller III and John G. Miller; her half-sister, Mary Mahan Bass, Palatka; and twin grandchildren, Jeffrey and Heather. C.E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Temple Terrace.
  • MONTY, LOUIS G., 62, of Plant City, died Monday (July 15, 2002). Born in Massachusetts, he moved to the Tampa area several years ago. He was an Army veteran and a glass worker. Survivors include his daughter, Karen Rand, Derry, N.H. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • SCHISLER, CHARLES H. SR., 77, of Tampa, died Friday (July 12, 2002) at University Community Hospital. Born in Nanticoke, Pa., he moved to Temple Terrace in 1973. He was employed as a pharmacist for more than 50 years. He worked at University Community Hospital for 19 years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Temple Terrace. Survivors include five children, Nancy Hallwell, Upper Darby, Pa., Gilbert Schisler, Temple Terrace, Margaret Almand, Candler, N.C., Charles Schisler Jr., California, and David Schisler, Pensacola; a brother, William Schisler, Augusta, Ga.; and 10 grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Home & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • SCHULTZ, HARRY MICHAEL, 74, of Lutz, died Monday (July 15, 2002). He was a veteran of the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Survivors include his sister, Patricia G. Kelley; his brother, Eugene Schultz; and several nieces and nephews. Blount Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Lutz-Land O'Lakes Chapel, Lutz.
  • SCRAGG, ELVA, 95, of Tampa, died Friday (July 12, 2002). She was a member of Lowry Park Community Advent Christian Church of Tampa. Survivors include two nephews, Sam Dye and Brice Summers, both of Charleston, W.Va.; and four nieces, Azeline Robinson, Charleston, Eva Bailey and Ordith Peters, both of Bradenton, and Eva Hunt, Baltimore. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • SPEER, JAMES RILEY, 81, of Tampa, died Friday (July 12, 2002). He was a member of the Church of Christ, an Army veteran of World War II and a life member of DAV Chapter 4. He was also a member of A.W. Windhorst Lodge 185 F&AM, the Tampa Consistory of the Scottish Rite, Egypt Shrine and the Kentucky Colonels. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; four daughters, Reta, Anita, Ervil and Cynthia; and a son, Gerald. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
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  • ABOLT, GRACE, 93, of Erie, Mich., formerly of New Port Richey, died Thursday (July 11, 2002) in Sylvania, Ohio. Born in Ellsworth, Ind., she came to Florida in 1977 from Toledo, Ohio. She was a teacher with the Toledo Board of Education and member of the Ohio Education Association. She was a member of the Eastern Star chapter and King of Glory Lutheran Church of New Port Richey. Survivors include her son, John Warren, and a daughter, Judith Ann Finch, both of Erie; a brother, William Armyn, Whitting Hill, Mich.; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • BESS, MALONE, 71, of Dade City, died Monday (July 15, 2002) at home. Born in Coffee County, Ala., she came here in 1967. She was a retired machine operator for Lykes-Pasco and was a member of the Oakridge Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, W.D. Bess; a daughter, Shirley Devlin, Sharpsburg, Ga.; five sons, Charles, David and Joey, all of Dade City, Steven, Edgewater, and Terry, Asheville, N.C.; two sisters, Amy Gohagan, Florala, Ala., and Clara Kuklo, Fort Walton Beach; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Coleman & Ferguson Funeral Homes, Dade City.
  • BOULDS, MARY C., 81, of Hudson, died Monday (July 15, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, New Port Richey. Born in Wilkesville, Ohio, she came here 16 years ago from Warwick, R.I. She was a clerk for the Board of Canvasers, city of Warwick, and a member of Warwick Retired Police and Fire Association. She was a Navy veteran of World War II and a life member of the WAVES National. Survivors include a son, Richard A., Ridgefield, Conn.; a daughter, Joy Morris, Hudson; a sister, Darlene Cartwright, Ohio; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Bell Funeral Home, Bayonet Point.
  • DiLEO, FILIPPO, 81, of New Port Richey, died Monday (July 15, 2002) at home. Born in Sicily, Italy, he came here 14 years ago from Smithtown, N.Y. In Sicily, he was a wine maker and owner of DiLeo Wines. He was a groundskeeper at Sunken Meadow Golf Course, Smithtown. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Francesca; two sons, Salvatore, Rye, N.Y., and Vita, New Port Richey; a daughter, Catherine Mirabile, New Port Richey; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • ERVIN, ROBERT DANIEL, 62, of Hudson, died Friday (July 12, 2002) at home. Born in Athens, Ohio, he came here four years ago from West Virginia. He was a carpenter and an Army veteran with the rank of specialist fourth class. Survivors include two daughters, Teri Dee Thaxton, Charleston, W.Va., and Tracy Ervin, Spring Hill; his mother, Dorothy Hawkins, Spring Hill; a sister, Dianna Brown, Covington, Ky.; a half-sister, Carol Phillips, Spring Hill; and three grandchildren. Kelly Memorial Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • GALSTER, DORIS M., 99, of Zephyrhills, died Monday (July 15, 2002) at home. Born in Grand Rapids, Mich., she came here in 1947 from Michigan. She was a homemaker and Presbyterian. Survivors include four daughters, Donna McDonald, Glenna Howard and Lois Castro, all of Zephyrhills, and Margaret Spradley, Lakeland; a son, Ivan, Dade City; 17 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and many great-great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • HOBKIRK, ERNEST J., 60, of Odessa, died Sunday (July 14, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in New Port Richey. Born in Bad Axe, Mich., he came here 15 years ago from Vassar, Mich. He was a retired assembly worker for Fedco Systems, Odessa with 15 years of service. He was an Army veteran and a member of AMVETS Post 9 Odessa. Survivors include his wife, Gail; three sons, James, Arizona, Ken, Reese, Mich., and Paul, New Port Richey; his mother, Ella, Bad Axe; three brothers, Glen, Rhode Island, Jim, Texas, and Don, Michigan; and five grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • MAYROSE, MARGUERITE, 82, of New Port Richey, died Monday (July 15, 2002) at home. She came here 25 years ago from her native Windsor Locks, Conn. She was a homemaker and member St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Winton; a son, James F. Lynch, Daytona Beach; two daughters, Patricia White and Joan Kleszczynski, both of Holiday; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • RIDLEY, MALCOLM M., 74, of Hudson, died Monday (July 15, 2002) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Lanagan, Mo., he came here from Tampa. He worked for the Tampa Tribune for many years. Survivors include his daughter, Karen Chiginsky, Hudson; a son, Kevin, Skiatook, Okla.; a sister, Barbara Waters, Tulsa, Okla.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • SCHWANDT, FLORENCE "TORIE," 79, of Hudson, died Sunday (July 14, 2002) at home. Born in Romeo, Mich., she came here in 1986 from Troy, Mich. She was a retired secretary and Presbyterian. Survivors include two sons, Dennis, St. Petersburg, and Davis, Fairfax, Va.; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Wellwood Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • SEAMAN, FLORA MAE, 89, of Clearwater, formerly of Hudson, died Sunday (July 14, 2002) at home under the care of Hospice of Florida Suncoast. Born in Kona, Ky., she moved to Hudson in 1968, then relocated to Clearwater. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church of Hudson. Survivors include her son, Richard, Hudson; two daughters, Martha Haughie, Clearwater, and Wilma Jean Allison, Fort Myers; two sisters, Mary Jane Justice, Lucasville, Ohio, and Jessie Louise Ruggles, Portsmouth, Ohio; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Preferred Funeral Alternatives, Holiday.
  • STEFANKO, HENRY, 86, of Zephyrhills, died Sunday (July 14, 2002) at East Pasco Medical Center, Zephyrhills. Born in Revere, Pa., he came here 22 years ago from Ohio. He was a retired automobile machine operator and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, Edna; two daughters, Linda Brockman, Cincinnati, and Marlene Juhasz, Flushing, Mich.; a brother, William, Hedgesville, W.Va.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Whitefield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • TYRRELL, MURIEL A., 85, of Port Richey, died Saturday (July 13, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, New Port Richey. Born in Warren, Ohio, she came here in 1972 from South Amherst, Ohio. She was the manager of the Sunshine Flea Market from 1978 to 1985. She was a member of the Moose Auxiliary and was Methodist. Survivors include her son, Robert, Port Richey; four daughters, Ruth Colella, Lorain, Ohio, Janet Whiting, Cherokee Village, Ark., Jean Holland, Sunbury, Ohio, and Barbara Wilson, Port Richey; a sister, Mildred Running, Michigan; 16 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Wellwood Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • YOCKEY, NELSON ALTON, 78, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (July 13, 2002) at Hospice of Pasco, New Port Richey. He came here several years ago from his native Wadsworth, Ohio. He was an administrator for a social club. Survivors include his wife, L. Jean. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
  • ZIERER, ALBERT CHARLES JR., 72, of Holiday, formerly of Tarpon Springs, died Thursday (July 11, 2002) at North Bay Hospital, New Port Richey. He was born in Tarpon Springs and lived there until moving to Holiday in 1997. He owned Star Music Co. and was involved in the renovation of properties in downtown Tarpon Springs. He was Catholic and a member of the Moose Lodge in Tarpon Springs. Survivors include a son, Albert Charles III, New Port Richey; a stepson, Eric Larsen, Moon Lake; four stepdaughters, Rhonda Fisher, New Port Richey, Ingrid Bland and Beth Sack, both Holiday, and Ann Frederick, Mount Carroll, Ill.; a brother, John, Tarpon Springs; a sister, Margaret Nickerson, Springfield, Vt.; and 10 grandchildren. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.
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    Belleair

    • ROWORTH, JEANNE, 90, of Belleair, died Sunday (July 14, 2002) at Mariner Health Care of Belleair. She was born in Belgium, and came here in 1960 from Camp Kilmer, N.J. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include a son, John P., Belleair; a sister, Pitou Lebbink, Belgium; and several nieces and nephews. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.

    Clearwater

    • BROWN, WALTER H. JR., 51, of Clearwater, died Saturday (July 13, 2002) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, and came here in 1984 from Tiffin, Ohio. He was the comptroller for the Tampa Bay Magazine. He was an avid golfer and a Tampa Bay Buccaneer fan. Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Norma; two daughters, Jennifer Settlemire, Findlay, Ohio, and Aimee Snoddy, St. Petersburg; a son, Walter H. III, Holiday; his parents, Rita and Walt Brown, Fort White; three sisters, Pat Sullivan, Hudson, Barb Ferrentino, Ocala, and Becky Wyatt, Kentucky; two brothers, David, Tiffin, and Fred, Canada; and four grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • CLARK, DR. HOMER "REX," 75, of Clearwater, died Friday (July 12, 2002) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Fenton, Mich., and came here in 1986 from Wayne, Mich. He was a dentist and a lifetime member of Michigan Dental Association, past president of Detroit District Dental Society and president of The Friends of the Clearwater Library in 2000. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Betty; a son, Allan; a daughter, Tracey Clark-Stajka; and three grandchildren. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Druid Chapel, Clearwater.
    • CLEMENT, CAROLYN L. "CARRIE" (MOAK), 35, of Clearwater, died Friday (July 12, 2002) at home. She came here from her native Ohio and worked in property management. Survivors include her husband, Jeffrey; her parents, Jo Ann and Daniel Moak, Columbus, Ohio; a brother, Daniel Moak, Mount Sterling, Ky.; and her grandmother, Dorothy Rogers, Columbus. Dennis George Funeral Home, Cleveland.
    • GODFREY, EDITH Y., 84, of Clearwater, died Sunday (July 14, 2002) at home. She was born in Lyons, Neb., and came here in 1934 from Portland, Ore. She retired in 1986 after 19 years as executive director and was a charter member of the National Safety Council Pinellas County Chapter. She was Protestant. She was a member of the board of directors of National Safety Council, Chicago, a past district director of District XIII National Association of Women Highway Safety Leaders, past president of Florida Federation of Safety Organizations, member of Association of Safety Council Executives, charter president of Dunedin Ladies of the Elks and past president of Zonta Club of Upper Pinellas. Survivors include two brothers, Vincent W. Yeaton, the Villages, and Donald A. Yeaton, Holts Summit, Mo.; and a stepson, Richard K., Myrtle Beach. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • HORN-ROBERTS, RUTH P., 86, of Clearwater, died Saturday (July 13, 2002) at Mariner Health Care of Belleair. She was born in Tolesboro, Ky., and came here in 1972 from Miami. She was an artist and used oil painting and miniature art mediums. She was a former member of the Women's Club of Covington, Ky. Survivors include a daughter, Heather Scott, Clearwater; a son, Terrence Horn, Louisville, Ky.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
    • KELLY, MARGARET HAZEL, 89, of Clearwater, died Sunday (July 14, 2002) at Clearwater Center nursing home. She was born in Swedesboro, N.J., and came here in 1972 from Pennsville, N.J. She was a nurse and a Baptist. Survivors include two daughters, Doris Puitz, Zephyrhills, and Mary Bagley, Pinellas Park; three sons, Paul Kelly, Holiday, Bobby Kelly, New Castle, Del., and Larry Kelly, Midlothian, Va.; and 12 grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • QUAGLIERI, LOUIS, 89, of Clearwater, formerly of Spring Hill, died Friday (July 12, 2002) at Freedom Inn at Tarpon Springs. He was born in Italy, moved to Spring Hill in 1977 from Everett, Mass., and later moved to Clearwater. He was a brake mechanic and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of VFW Post 10209 and attended St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Survivors include two daughters, Christine M. Gard, Clearwater, and Louise Pondolfino, Attleboro, Mass.; and two grandsons. Turner Funeral Home, Spring Hill.
    • SEAMAN, FLORA MAE, 89, of Clearwater, formerly of Hudson, died Sunday (July 14, 2002) at home under the care of Hospice of Florida Suncoast. She was born in Kona Ky., moved to Hudson in 1968 and in 1992 she moved to Clearwater. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church of Hudson. Survivors include a son, Richard, Hudson; two daughters, Martha Haughie, Clearwater, and Wilma Jean Allison, Fort Myers; two sisters, Mary Jane Justice, Lucasville, Ohio, and Jessie Louise Ruggles, Portsmouth, Ohio; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Preferred Funeral Alternatives, Holiday.
    • STRATTON, ROSALIND C., 79, of Clearwater, died Monday (July 15, 2002) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Hobart, Ind., and came here in 1969. She was a registered nurse and a WAVES veteran of World War II. She was Catholic. Survivors include a brother, Harlan T. Stratton Jr., Hobart; and a sister, Dorothy M. Mellon, LaVern, Calif. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • VEARLING, MARIE L., 96, formerly of Clearwater, died Wednesday (July 10, 2002) at home in Cornwell Heights, Pa. She was born in Philadelphia and came here many years ago from Pennsylvania. Survivors include several nieces and nephews including caregiver Joan Petzold, Langhorne, Pa.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Clearwater Funeral Home & Cremation Options.
    • WILSON, MARGARET P., 87, of Clearwater, died Sunday (July 14, 2002) at Harbourwood Nursing Home, Clearwater. She was born in Delaware County, Ohio, and came here in 1999 from Lakeland. She retired from Lazarus Department Store. She was a member of United Methodist Temple, Lakeland. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and quilting. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Jane Seibert, Dunedin; a brother, J. Russell Nickol, Lincoln, Neb.; three nieces; and three nephews. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
    • WOOD, JAMES DREWERY III "JIM," 72, of Clearwater Beach, died Wednesday (July 10, 2002) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Detroit and came here in 1993 from South Miami, where he owned and operated Antique Paradise. Survivors include his companion, Henry Haddock, Clearwater Beach; and a stepbrother, Peter Vandore, Philadelphia. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.

    Largo

    • DINGES, SIERRA MARIE, 4, of Largo, died Sunday (July 14, 2002) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast after a long illness. She was born in Largo and attended Pinellas Park Baptist Temple. Survivors include her parents, Pam and James Dinges, and two brothers, Kyle and Dakota Dinges, all of Largo; her maternal grandparents, Phyllis and Ronald Hubbell, St. Petersburg; and her paternal grandparents, Joyce and Donald Horton, Bonaqua, Tenn. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • O'SULLIVAN, ISABELL MARIE, 80, of Largo, died Sunday (July 14, 2002) at home. She came here in 1995 from her native Chicago, where she retired after 25 years in customer service with Sherwin Williams. She was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Glaser and Barbara Landeck, both of Seminole; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • RESSEGGER, BETTY L., 85, of Largo, died Saturday (July 13, 2002) at Sabal Palms Health Care Center, Largo, after a short illness. She was born in Holidaysburg, Pa., and came here from Nitro W. Va. She was a nurse and retired after 30 years as a public health nurse for Marion County, W. Va. She graduated from McMillan School of Nursing, Charleston, W. Va., and received a certificate in public health nursing from Peabody College, Nashville. She was a member of the board of the Easter Seal Society of Fairmont, W. Va. She attended First United Methodist Church of Largo, where she sang in the choir. She sang for 15 years with the Sweet Adelines. She was a volunteer for Ruth Eckerd Hall, Largo Middle School's health clinic, and the Talking Book Library, Largo. She was a past president of the Lions Club auxiliaries in Clearwater and Fairmont. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Ellsworth "Red;" a daughter, Penny Kaiser, Atlanta; two brothers, the Rev. Roy Earl Oldham, Largo, and John Oldham, Nitro; two sisters, Anna May McClelland, Largo, and Esther McGinn, Nitro; a son, Richard, Gaithersburg, Md.; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Neptune Society, Palm Harbor.
    • SCHUMANN, FRANCIS E., 90, of Largo, died Sunday (July 14, 2002) at Integrated Health Services of Clearwater. He came here in 1975 from his native Chicago, where he retired as a machinist. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church and Fairway Village VFW Post 9643, both of Largo, International Association of Machinists and the Catholic Order of Foresters. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; a son, Todd, Evergreen Park, Ill.; a brother, Albin, Largo; a sister, Rita Crull, Crown Point, Ind.; and three grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • SHIPLEY, JOSIE "VIOLET," 93, of Largo, died Friday (July 12, 2002) at Palm Garden of Pinellas, Largo nursing home. She was born in Effingham, Ill., and came here in 1980 from Lake Station, Ind. She retired as manager after 30 years with the Barnett Boutique, Chicago. She was Baptist and a member of St. Petersburg Garden Club. Survivors include three daughters, Doris Littell, Largo, Pauline Stegall, Spring Hill, and Helena Specht, Gold Canyon, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • STEBLETON, ERNEST L., 86, of Largo, died Saturday (July 6, 2002) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Lansing, Mich., and came here from Battle Creek, Mich., where he retired in 1972 as a stamp supply clerk after 30 years with the U.S. Postal Service. He was an Army veteran of World War II and served with the Signal Service Battalion in New Guinea and the Philippines. He was a member of First Christian Church of Largo. Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Ruth L. (Padgett); two sons, Glenn A., Lawton, Okla., and David E., Caledonia, Mich.; six stepdaughters, Audrey Walker, Ruby Killenberger, Linda Desaulniers and Anna Gilliam, all of Largo, Kaye VanOrman, Battle Creek, and Donna Tobias, Hastings, Mich.; two stepsons, Johnny Miller, Gulfport, and Richard Eiman, Kalamazoo, Mich.; two brothers, Albert and Duane, both of Battle Creek; 22 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Earley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Battle Creek, Mich.
    • STRAND, ALBERT A., 87, of Largo, died Friday (July 12, 2002) at home. He was born in Elizabeth, N.J., and came here in 1970 from Newtown Square, Pa. He worked as a sales manager for McCall Publishing Co., Philadelphia. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was Prebyterian. Survivors include a daughter, Christine S. Jennings, Clearwater; a son, Alan E., Montreal; four grandchildren, David and Annalisa Patterson and Philip Jennings, all of Clearwater, and Jennifer Vega, Largo; and two great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

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    Pinellas Park

    • COLE, WARREN JR. "JAY," 34, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (July 7, 2002) at Hospice House Woodside. He came here in 1970 from his native Buffalo, N.Y. He was a mechanic for George's Auto Service, St. Petersburg, for five years. He was a member of the Old Salts Fishing Club. Survivors include his father, Warren Sr., Homosassa; a daughter, Kira Cole, Pinellas Park; a stepson, Bradford Harker, Pinellas Park; a brother, Wayne, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Wendy Yates, Crystal River, and Dorothy Cole. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • PRZYGODA, THERESA, 97, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (July 14, 2002). Born in St. Louis, she came here from Huntington Beach, Calif. She was a homemaker and a Catholic. She was a member of Legion of Mary at St. Mary's By the Sea in Huntington Beach and the Women's Guild of Mainlands Unit 5 in Pinellas Park. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Allmeyer, Pinellas Park; a sister, Helen Hurst, St. Louis; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • SMALL, MICHAEL, 90, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (July 14, 2002) 02) at home under hospice care. Born in Ukraine, he moved here in 1983 from Warren, Mich. He was a retired tool and die maker for Chrysler Corp. and was a member of North West Presbyterian Church. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara A. Redmond, Pinellas Park, and Sharon Dodge, Traverse City, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    St. Petersburg

    • ANDERSONS, ELLA, 90, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 15, 2002) at Colonial Care Center. Born in Latvia, she moved here in 1978 from Pennsylvania. She was an accounting aide. She received a master's degree in language and was a teacher in Latvia. She was a member of the Latvian Association of St. Petersburg and Daugavas Vanagi. There are no known survivors. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • BARLOW, MARILYN J., 71, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Port Richey, died Friday (July 12, 2002) at home. Born in Binghamton, N.Y., she came here in 1987 from Port Richey. She was a homemaker and a member of First Church of the Nazarene. Survivors include a daughter, Dixie L. Savander, and a granddaughter, Donna Fechtmuller, and two grandsons, Oliver Savander III and James Savander, all of St. Petersburg; two great-grandsons; and a great-granddaughter. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • BROWN, BERNICE I. "PETE," 90, of Portsmouth, Va., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (July 13, 2002) at Churchland House, Portsmouth. A native of Princeton, W.Va., she lived in St. Petersburg for many years. She was a registered nurse and a member of North Side Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Sue Blake, two grandchildren, Laurie Lynn Buckley and R. Tracy Blake, and four great-grandchildren. Loving Funeral Home, Portsmouth, Va.
    • COSCIA, SIMONE PETER, 75, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 15, 2002) at St. Anthony's Hospital. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here in 1990 from Wantagh, N.Y. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a service manager for an automobile dealership. He was a member of the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle and the Knights of Columbus. He was a volunteer at St. Anthony's Hospital. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Audrey; two sons, Peter, Ashland, Ohio, and Paul, Largo; three daughters, Monica Powers, North Babylon, N.Y., Elena Coscia, St. Petersburg, and Denise Coscia, Glen Cove, N.Y.; two brothers, Joseph, Freehold, N.Y., and the Most Rev. Benedict Dominic Coscia, Brazil; a sister, Grace Coscia, Brazil; and four grandchildren. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • DEVINE, WILLIAM A. "BILL," 82, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (July 14, 2002) at Largo Medical Center. Born in Bridgeport, Conn., he came here in 1955 from Swiftwater, Pa. He was a retired draftsman for Babcock-Wilcox. He was a 1942 graduate of Yale University and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Anne Knight, Tallahassee; and a sister, Sister Leo Joseph, Hartford, Conn. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • DiCIURCIO, ANTONIO, 97, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (July 14, 2002) at St. Anthony's Hospital. He was born in Italy and came here several years ago from Conshohocken, Pa. He was a stone mason. Survivors include a daughter, Claire Mosakowski, St. Petersburg. Ambassador Mortuary Service, Oldsmar.
    • FORD, ARMON, 76, of Frankfort, Ky., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (July 10, 2002) at the VA Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. He was born in Franklin County, Ky., and was a self-employed barber in St. Petersburg in the late 1970s and early 1980s and in Kentucky. He also was a cabinet worker. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was Baptist. Survivors include four daughters, Debra Corn, Lexington, Ky., Jean Ford and Faye McDonald, both of St. Petersburg, and Mary Taulbee, Frankfort; a son, Scott, Lexington; two sisters, Edna Crawford and Betty Dickey; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, Ky.
    • HOUSEL, SHIRLEY M., 71, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (July 14, 2002) at home. Born in Louisville, Ky., she came here 24 years ago from Lexington, Ky. She was a homemaker and was a member of First United Methodist Church of St. Petersburg. Survivors include her husband, Charles D.; two daughters, Rhonda Harms, Seminole, and Misty Freel, Brooksville; a son, Charles, St. Petersburg; and a grandson, Sean Harms, Seminole. Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral Services, Largo.
    • JELKS, THE REV. DAVID SR., 75, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (July 14, 2002) at Bay Pointe Nursing Pavilion. He was born in Madison and moved to St. Petersburg at an early age. He was a graduate of Gibbs High School and Florida Memorial College, where he received a degree in seminary studies and education. He was a Navy veteran and a Mason. He had his vesper installation at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church of St. Petersburg. He was the assistant pastor to the Rev. Enoch Davis at Bethel Community Baptist Church and was the pastor at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. He was a schoolteacher in St. Augustine. He was a recent member of Word of Life Fellowship Church. Survivors include five sons, Michael, Bruce and Frederick, all of Clearwater, David, St. Petersburg, and Kevin, New Haven, Conn.; three brothers, Luther Jr. and Mack Charles, both of St. Petersburg, and Lorenzo, Atlanta; a sister, Wilmatine Jelks-Gilliam, St. Petersburg; two aunts, Lizzie Wilson and Gertrude Jelks; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Zion Hill Mortuary, St. Petersburg.
    • LETELLIER, MARION D., 83, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 15, 2002) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. She came here in 1976 from her native Nashua, N.H. She was a laborer in the textile industry and was a den mother for Cub Scouts Den 3, Pack 257. She was a member of the Catholic War Veterans Auxiliary Post 1700, the Infant Jesus Church in Nashua, and the Church of the Transfiguration in St. Petersburg. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Dewey; a son, Donald Letellier, St. Petersburg; a sister, Marie Brown, Orlando; three grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • LETTELLEIR, ROBERT B., 79, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 15, 2002) at home. He was born in Bloomington, Ind., and came here in 1947 from Indiana. He was a baker and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Rilla; a son, John Andrew, San Francisco; two daughters, Lauretta Peterson, Waldorf, Md., and Hannah Cline, St. Petersburg; and four grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • MOSSLER, ANNA MAE, 80, of Bradenton, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (July 13, 2002) at home. Born in Amherst, Wis., she moved to Bradenton in 1970 from St. Petersburg. She was a medical transcriber for Blake Medical Center, Bradenton, for 25 years. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Bradenton. Survivors include two daughters, Judith Flury, Pembroke Pines, and Susan Bossard, Tampa; a son, Dr. Michael Mossler, Bradenton; three brothers, Robert Dean, Winter Park, Carroll Dean, Aberdeen, S.D., and David Dean, Madison, Wis.; and five grandchildren. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Bradenton.
    • NEWSOME, HATTIE LEE, 88, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (July 16, 2002) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She came here in 1939 from her native Marshallville, Ga. She was a cook at nursing homes. She was a member of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 75 years, C.J.; a daughter, Ella Newsome Owens, and two sons, Willie Newsome and Charlie Newsome, all of St. Petersburg; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • STROM, BETTY, 65, of Yuma, Ariz., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (June 27, 2002) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. Born in Los Angeles, she came here in 1993 from Arizona and moved to Yuma in 1999. Survivors include two daughters, Catherine DeLoach, Yuma, and Toni Hunt, St. Petersburg; two sons, Craig Hunt, Farwell, Texas, and Stephen Hunt, Ralls, Texas; a brother, Ben Williams, Turlock, Calif.; and four grandchildren. Gortarez Funeral Home, Phoenix.
    • TOME, PAUL A., 58, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (July 14, 2002) at home. He came here in 1949 from his native Erie, Pa. A hair stylist, he was the owner and operator of Beach Combers Hair Salon in St. Pete Beach since 1968. He was Catholic. He was a member of the St. Pete Model A Club and the National Street Rod Association. Survivors include his companion, Mary Lou Lockhart, St. Petersburg. National Cremation Society, Clearwater.
    • WILSON, DEAN A., 83, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (July 14, 2002) at Edward White Hospital. A native of Trenton, N.J., he lived in Hightstown, N.J. for many years and moved here, and to Hickory, N.C., after his retirement. He attended the University of North Carolina. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was the owner and operator of the Sunlawn Nursing Home. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 139 AF&AM, the Tall Cedars of Lebanon and the Shrine Temple, all in Trenton. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Helen; two daughters, Gail Wilkinson and Dr. Wendy Sheridan, both of Hickory; a son, Dean A. Wilson Jr., St. Petersburg; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Veterans Cremation and Burial Society, Clearwater.
    • ZHENG, QIMING, 82, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (July 14, 2002) at Edward White Hospital. Born in Shanghai, China, he came here in 1994 from China. He was an accountant and was a member of Tampa Bay Chinese Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Luqin Ji; a son, Kangshen Zheng, Shanghai; two daughters, Kangfan Zheng, Shanghai, and Kangling Zheng, St. Pete Beach; a brother, Chi Chong Cheng, Canada; and three grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

    Seminole

    • FREDERICK, EDWARD F., 90, of Seminole, formerly of Pinellas Park, died Friday (July 12, 2002) at Largo Medical Center. A native of Buchanan, N.Y., he came here in 1977 from Peekskill, N.Y. He was a retired spot welder for General Motors in Tarrytown, N.Y. He was an Army veteran of World War II and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pinellas Park. Survivors include a brother, Aloys, California; and a niece, Virginia Ruggiero, Fishkill, N.Y. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.
    • URBEN, MARY G., 102, of Seminole, died Tuesday (July 16, 2002) at Palm Garden of Largo. Born in Charleroi, Pa., she came here in 1990 from Detroit. She was a secretary for a real estate company and was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Survivors include three sons, Paul F. Jr., Michigan, William, Leesburg, and Ronald, Haines City; four daughters, Mary Joyce Chouinard, Seminole, Regina Todaro, Texas, Joan Bing, Mount Airy, Md., and Patricia Wright, Livonia, Mich.; 30 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Seminole.

    Treasure Island

    • HENNEN, WILLIAM E., 62, of Treasure Island, died Sunday (July 14, 2002) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He came here in 1962 from his native Washington, Pa. He was a malpractice lawyer and an Air Force veteran. Survivors include two sons, Mariah de Haven, Vienna, Va., and Jeremy Edward Hennen, Treasure Island; a sister, Carol Novi, St. Petersburg; and a brother, Ken Harvey. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Service, St. Petersburg.
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