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August 28, 2002
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Wednesday, August 28, 2002

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

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  • DUNSTAN, BLANCHE F., 86, of Homosassa, died Saturday (Aug. 24, 2002) at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Born in Pine Bush, N.Y., she came here 20 years ago from New York. She was an assistant restaurant manager and member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Hernando. Survivors include two nieces, Joan Demouth, Circleville, N.Y., and Beverly Weschler, Wayne, N.J. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • MASSENGALE, JUNE MULLINS, 79, of Hernando, died Sunday (Aug. 25, 2002) at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Born in Rockford, Mich., she came here in 1999 from Portland, Ore. She was a homemaker and was an accomplished organist. She was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Portland. She was a member of Assembly of God Church. Survivors include two sons, Thomas L., Inverness, and Michael, Portland; a daughter, Sandra Bulettset, Antioch, Calif.; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Memorial Chapels Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Hernando.
  • MONROE, CASH SANFORD, 65, of Floral City, died Sunday (Aug. 25, 2002) at Citrus Health Center, Inverness. Born in Winchester, Ind., he came here in 1996 from Indiana. He was a glass worker and an Army veteran. Survivors include his brother, Vernon, Florida; four sisters, Dova Sarff, Floral City, Georgia Koons, Ridgeville, Ind., Dixie Atkins, Lake Wales, and Loretta Zigler, Zephyrhills; numerous nieces and nephews. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.
  • OSTEEN, NELLIE H., 64, of Dunnellon, died Sunday (Aug. 25, 2002) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, Crystal River. Born in Holder, she was a lifelong resident of this area. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Inglis. Survivors include three sons, James Lee, Homosassa, Paul E. Osteen Jr., Jasper, and Robert, Sydney, Ohio; two brothers, Early Hodge, Dunnellon, and Willie Hodge, Zephyrhills; a sister, Ruth Roddenberry, Crystal River; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • RESINGER, PATRICIA J., 63, of Homosassa, died Thursday (Aug. 22, 2002) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Providence, R.I., she came here 29 years ago from Texas and was a restaurant waitress. She was Catholic. Survivors include three sons, Nicholas Carroll, Lecanto, Louis Carroll, Homosassa Springs, and Michael Boose, Virginia; a daughter, Sharon Valentine, Greencastle, Pa.; a sister, Michele Nolan, Virginia; and nine grandchildren. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • ROSENCRANCE, GERTRUDE B., 61, of Crystal River, died Saturday (Aug. 24, 2002) at home after a lengthy illness. Born in Verona, Pa., she came here 11 years ago from Chiefland. She was a retired bookkeeper and a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chiefland. Survivors include her husband, Michael "Del"; a son, Michael D. Rosencrance Jr., Crystal River; her father, Sam Miceli, Oakmont, Pa.; and a brother, Ralph W. Braden Jr.. Knauff Funeral Home, Williston.
  • SICARD, CHARLES HENRY, 79, of Inverness, died Monday (Aug. 26, 2002) in Inverness. Born in Holyoke, Mass., he came here in 1980 from Sarasota. He was a technological professor in charge of instrumentation technology at Vermont Technical School. He later worked as an electrical mechanical researcherin Sarasota. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II and the Korean War. As a captain, he flew B-17 bombers in World War II and was an electronics ground officer in the Korean War. He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lecanto. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Janet Thompson Doyle Sicard; two sons, Wayne Paul, Cambridge, Ohio, and Kevin Michael, Inverness; a daughter, Jane Johnson, Ruskin,; a brother, Gene, Plainfield, Mass.; three sisters, Anita Pajak and Pauline Cote, both of Chicopee, Mass., and Ruth Drozdal, Easthampton, Mass.; many nieces and nephews; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness.
  • SKABEIKIS, ETHEL, 74, of Citrus Springs, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Aug. 23, 2002) at Ocala Regional Medical Center. Born in Queens, N.Y., she came here 17 years ago from St. Petersburg. She was a department supervisor for K-Mart with 10 years of service. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Joseph J.; four daughters, Mary Brand, Palm Coast, Gloria Madalena, Palm Harbor, Susan Brusso, Milltown, N.J., and Donna Betz, St. Petersburg; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home with Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • WOOD, WILMA LEE, 76, of Floral City, died Monday (Aug. 26, 2002) at Citrus Memorial Hospital of Inverness. Born in Dartmont, W.Va., she came here in 1959 from Olcott, W.Va. She was a retired hairdresser and a member of the First Baptist Church of Floral City. She was a member and past worthy matron of OES Chapter 169. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Jesse E.; two sons, Dana, Floral City, and Joe, Inverness; a daughter, Suzanne Weber, Hernando; two sisters, Helen Paul, Oklahoma, and Lois Kirk, West Virginia; numerous nieces and nephews; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.
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  • ANDERSON, SYLVESTER "BO," 71, of Brooksville, died Wednesday (Aug. 21, 2002) in Brooksville. He was born in Twin Lakes and was an industrial welder. He was a member of Mount Pleasnat Misisonary Church since 1979. Survivors include his wife, Mary (Folmar); several children; many grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and eight great-grandchildren. Anderson-Hence Funeral Home, Wildwood.
  • BOUTON, PAUL C. SR., 90, of Brooksville, died Sunday (Aug. 25, 2002) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Poiint. Born in Bovina, N.Y., he came here 17 years ago from Stamford, N.Y. He was a retired supervisor for Feed Depot and was Baptist. Survivors include his son, Paul C. Bouton Jr., Port Richey; a brother, Roy, Massapequa, N.Y.; two sisters, Pauline and Dorothy, both of Delhi, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.
  • McCARTHY, CHARLES E., of Brooksville, died Monday (Aug. 26, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Born in St. Paul, Minn., he came here 28 years ago from Chicago. He was a retired Chicago Fire Department firefighter and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of High Point Golf Club and St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Survivors include his daughter, Georgeann Boras, Clackamas, Ore.; and a companion, Juanita Kasz. Wellwood Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • McCARTHY, GEORGE A., 90, of Brooksville, died Sunday (Aug. 25, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, Brooksville. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 28 years ago from West Islip, N.Y. He was a retired lithographer and a member of the High Point Lions Club and St. Anthony Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Nell; a son, James G., Stoneybrook, N.Y.; a daughter, Loretta Riccio, West Islip; a sister, Ruth Conway, Rockville Center, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.
  • McNULTY, PAUL FRANKLIN, 75, of Archer, formerly of Spring Hill (Hernando County), died Friday (Aug. 23, 2002) at home. Born in Akron, Ohio, he moved to Archer 15 years ago from Spring Hill. He retired from insurance sales and was a Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Nita; four daughters, Paula Martin, Archer, Cynthia Barlow and Laura Lynn McCulty, both of St. Petersburg, and Deborah Miller, Kansas City, Mo.; two stepdaughters, Barbara Cannon, Hudson, and Deborah Jarvis, Fort White; a stepson, Douglas Keebler, Live Oak; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Moring Funeral Home, Melrose.
  • MERCER, PAULINE, 79, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (Aug. 24, 2002) at home. She was born in Lyons County, Ga., and was a homemaker. She was Baptist. Survivors include her son, Dennis, Spring Hill; a sister, Bea Kirkland, Tampa; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Loyless Funeral Home, Lutz-Land O'Lakes.
  • ORLOWSKI, ANNE L., 88, of Brooksville, died Friday (Aug. 23, 2002) at Heron Point Health of Brooksville. Born in Swedesboro, N.J., she came here five years ago from New York. She was retired from the manufacturing industry. Survivors include two brothers, Irwin Broer, Brooksville, and Arthur Broer, Rochester, N.Y. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.
  • ROSS, ENA, 93, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (Aug. 24, 2002) at home. Born in Bridgend Wales, U.K., she was a retired chef. She was Methodist. Survivors include her daughter, Sandra Moore, Spring Hill; a brother, Ieuan Harris, Wales, U.K.; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • VAZQUEZ, FLORENCIO RIVERA, 69, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (Aug. 24, 2002) at home. Born in Puerto Rico, he came here 15 years ago from New York. He was Roman Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Florencio Rivera Jr., Miami, and Anthony Cromartie, Spring Hill; five daughters, Aida Hughes, North Carolina, Mary Iannozzo, Staten Island, N.Y., Magda Rivera, Bronx, N.Y., Rosa Rivera, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Gloria Rivera, New York; a stepson, Joseph Cromartie, Miami; a brother, Vincent Rivera Vazquez, Puerto Rico; a stepsister, Carmen Gomez; 14 grandchildren; and a companion, Van Cromartie. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill.
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  • AKIN, LESLIE A., 57, of Riverview, died Saturday (Aug. 24, 2002). Survivors include a sister, Mary Ann Tilley, of Gulf Hammock; and many nephews and nieces. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • ANGLADO, JAMES E., of Tampa, died Saturday (Aug. 24, 2002). Born in Biloxi, Miss., he was a Navy veteran of World War II and was active in the auto industry in sales and management positions. Survivors include his wife, Betty Hagin; two daughters, Patricia Ann Anglado and Rhonda Costley; a brother, Pete; three sisters, Verna Peppler, Vera Anderson and Mary Gillispie; and four grandchildren. Glass Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • BERRIOS, MARCELINA O., 77, of Tampa, died Sunday (Aug. 25, 2002). Survivors include a son, Jose Berrios Jr., three daughters, Irma Berrios Acevedo, Maria Isabel Berrios Wilson and Anie Berrios Crofton; five brothers, Francisco, Venedo, Domingo, Gregorio Felix and Nilo Almestica; a sister, Francisca Almestica; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • CARLSON, OLIVE BERYL KITCHEN "O.B.," 76, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Aug. 27, 2002). A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, she was a graduate of Plant High School and received a degree in journalism from Florida State College for Women. Survivors include her son, David Carlson. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • COLLIER, RENA LUCILLE, 82, of Plant City, died Monday (Aug. 26, 2002). Born in Lenox, Tenn., she moved to the Tampa area in 1953. She was a health care aide in a nursing home and was a member of First Baptist Church of Dover. Survivors include two sons, Roger Dale, Seffner, and Larry G., Plant City; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • CROMWILL, JOHN W. SR., 81, of Brandon, died Monday (Aug. 26, 2002) at Brandon Regional Hospital. Born in Huntington, W.Va., he moved to Florida in 1986. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a graduate of Bob Jones University and Northern Baptist Seminary. He was a pastor at First Baptist Church, Weirton, W.Va., for 20 years. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church of Brandon. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy J. Neemer, Weirton; three sons, John W. Jr., Brandon, Stephen J., Bridgeport, W.Va., and David A., Auburndale; a brother, Arthur H., Columbus, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • DiPIERO, DANTE J. "DAN," 83, of Tampa, died Friday (Aug. 23, 2002). Born in Youngstown, Ohio, he moved to Tampa in 1980. He was a member of Incarnation Catholic Church and was a retired Foreman from the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was awarded two Bronze Stars. He was a member of the Senior Stars, American Legion and the Elks. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Rosemarie; three sons, Donald E. Swadener Jr., Timothy J. Swadener and Terrence Lee Swadener Sr.; a daughter, Renee Gallagher; four sisters, Gilda DiPiero, Ida DiPiero, Dina DiPiero and Clara Jones; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Mark III Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • ENNIS, EMMA "NANNY," 90, of Plant City, died Tuesday (Aug. 27, 2002). Born in Tennessee, she moved to the Tampa area 70 years ago. She was a teachers aide for the Hillsborough County School Board and a member of First Baptist Chruch. Survivors include two daughters, Sara Linda Rodgers and Judy Shepherd, both of Plant City; a sister, Lillie Bell Crow, Clarksville, Tenn.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Haught Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • FERNANDEZ, LEONIDES, 83, of Tampa, died Sunday (Aug. 25, 2002). Born in Puerto Rico, he moved to the Tampa area in 1981. He was a steel engineer and was Pentecostal. Survivors include his wife, Felipa; seven sons, Luis, Leonides Jr., Pablo, Nilo, Martin, Benny and Joseph; a sister, Petra; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • FLEMING, JEANETTE L., 76, of Sun City Center, died Saturday (Aug. 24, 2002). She retired after 32 years with the Detroit Edison Utility Co. and was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Hugh; and two sisters, Mary Toparcean, New Port Richey, and Julia Betts, Livonia, Mich. Kicliter Funeral Home, Palmetto, Fla.
  • GAY, LINDA JEANNE, 54, of Tampa, died Friday (Aug. 23, 2002). Survivors include her husband, Larry; two sons, Brian O'Hara and Matthew Hanmer; and one brother, Mark Hallaron, Orlando. National Cremation Society, Tampa.
  • HARDT, ELAINE E., 71, of Brandon, died Saturday (Aug. 24, 2002). Born in New York City, she lived in Venice, Fla., for 30 years before moving to Brandon. Survivors include two daughters, Judy Contos and Joanne Riotto; two sons, Ken and Jim Hardt; a sister, Mary Hockmuth; two brothers, Henry and Anthony Dunkhase; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.
  • JOHNSON, WESLEY STEVEN, 52, of Tampa, died Sunday (Aug. 25, 2002). Survivors include his wife, Arvella; six daughters, Lisa, Denine, Naquay, Janique, Janae and Kristine; a sister, Monique; and three grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • LA PAZ, OLGA P., 86, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Tampa, died Saturday (Aug. 24, 2002) at Bon Secours-Maria Manor. Born in Tampa, she moved to St. Petersburg several years ago. She was a certified dental assistant and was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. Survivors include a nephew, Joseph A. Martineau, Tampa; and a niece, Jane Perdigon Martineau, Tampa. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • LOHR, LT. COL. HARVEY C., 79, of Temple Terrace, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Aug. 24, 2002). He was an Army veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, retiring with the rank of lieutenant colonel after 27 years of service. He then built and managed an apartment complex near Fort Rucker, Ala., before returning to the Tampa area in 1972. Survivors include a brother and two sisters. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • MALDONADO, JOSE MANUEL, 20, of Tampa, died Monday (Aug. 26, 2002). Born in El Salvador, he moved to Tampa in 1995. He was a student at Hillsborough Community College and was Catholic. Survivors include six sisters, Ana, Gloria, Carmen, Romelia, Christina and Maria Maldonado; and four brothers, Amado, Bonilla, Fabio and Carlos Maldonado. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • McGEE, BILLY H. SR., of Tampa, died Sunday (Aug. 25, 2002). Born in Copperhill, Tenn., he lived most of his life in Tampa. Survivors include his wife, Gladys; two daughters, Carolyn McGee and Diana Drennon; two sons, Billy McGee Jr. and Kenny McGee; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • MILTON, SHIRLEY LEE, 48, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Aug. 13, 2002). Survivors include a son, Frank; a daughter, Ada; four brothers; three sisters; and one grandchild. Eastside Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • SORIANO, ROBERT "BOBBY," 71, a lifelong resident of Tampa, died Saturday (Aug. 24, 2002). Survivors include his wife, Zoraida; a son, Robert Anthony Soriano; a stepdaughter, Colleen Arias; a brother, Cam Colon; a sister, Carmen Salgado; and a grandson. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia-A.P. Boza Chapel, Tampa.
  • WOLF, ROBIN LOUISE, 45, of Riverview, died Sunday (Aug. 25, 2002). Born in Concord, N.H., she moved to the Tampa area several years ago. She was a deli manager at Winn-Dixie. Survivors include her husband, James W.; two sons, Terry Bryand, Riverview, and Timothy Bryant, Winston-Salem, N.C.; her mother, Lois Chase, Red Springs, N.C.; four brothers, Carl, Billy and George Chase and Butch Flanders, all of Red Springs; three sisters, Deborah Gagne, Titusville, Doris Locklear, Lumberton, N.C., and Jo-Anne Dial, Pembroke, N.C.; and two grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
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  • AUSTIN, LEO V., 92, of Holiday, died Monday (Aug. 26, 2002) at Integrated Health Services of Tarpon Springs. Born in Decatur, Mich., he came here in 1996 from Diamondale, Mich. He retired from General Motors, Lansing, Mich., with 30 years of services. He attended Holiday Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Frances; a son, Gary, two daughters, Leah Satterfield and Karen Breeden, and a brother, Orville Austin, all of Michigan; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • BURROWS, JOHN EDWARD, 53, of Port Richey, died Monday (Aug. 26, 2002) at home. Born in Goshen, N.Y., he came here in 2001 from Chester, N.Y. He was a retired mill worker and was an Army veteran. He was Presbyterian. Survivors include his brother, Daniel H., New York; and two sisters, Judith M. Moody, Pennsylvania, and Shirley A. Mead, New York. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.
  • CONKEL, MARVIN OSCAR SR., 86, of Port Richey, died Monday (Aug. 26, 2002) at Tandem Healthcare of Bayonet Point. Born in Lucasville, Ohio, he came here in 1997 from Fern Park. He was a retired maintenance worker for Kmart and was a member of the Nazarene Church, both of Fern Park. He was an Army veteran of World War II who served in the Central Pacific and Northern Solomons. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor and a member of the 746th AA Battery Group. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Frances E.; a son, Marvin O. Conkel Jr., New Port Richey; three stepdaughters, Jacquelyn "Jackie" Johnson, Mary Ruth Scott and Barbara White, all of Portsmouth, Ohio; a brother, Thomas, Jackson, Ohio; two sisters, Kate Adams, Fallen Timber, Ohio, and Alice Stephenson, Duck Run, Ohio; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.
  • DEANE, JESSE J., 21, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Aug. 24, 2002) in New Port Richey. He was born in New Port Richey and was a 2001 graduate of Gulf High School. He was a former groundskeeper at Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey. He was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include his father, John, New Port Richey; his mother, Tanya Tritt, London, Ohio; a brother, James, New Port Richey; and a sister, Julie Deane, London, Ohio. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • EDWARDS, AUGUSTA, 84, of Hudson, died Monday (Aug. 26, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, Hudson. Born in Dayton, Ohio, she came here in 1980 from Wayne, N.J. and was a homemaker. She was Protestant. Survivors include two sons, Earl, Hudson, and Robert, Oxford, N.J.; two brothers, Alvin Finkbohner, North Carolina, and Allen, Sarasota; two sisters, Alberta Cersom, Fort Myers, and Alice Hoolihan, Narrowsburg, N.Y.; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.
  • FARES, ALFRED V. SR., 80, of New Port Richey, formerly of Clearwater, died Monday (Aug. 26, 2002) at home. Born in Chicago Heights, Ill., he came here in 1972 from Steger, Ill. He was an electrician and a former justice of the peace in Will County, Illinois. He was a former Cub Scout master and a member of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Dawn; a son, Alfred V. Fares Jr., New Port Richey; a sister, Minnie Hansen, Clearwater; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • HARDT, MAY, 92, of Hudson, formerly of Port Richey, died Monday (Aug. 26, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, New Port Richey. Born in Chicago, she came to Hudson in 1996 from Port Richey. She was a retired secretary for Skil Corp., Chicago, with 20 years of service. Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Adam; a son, Gerald A., Fayetteville, Ga.; a sister, Ellen Kowitch, Chicago; three grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.
  • INTEMANN, EDGAR HERBERT JR., 77, of Trinity, died Monday (Aug. 26, 2002) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here in 2000 from Carolina Shores, N.C. He was an accounting supervisor for DuPont Chemical Corp. He was a veteran of World War II and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Survivors include his wife, Betty; three sons, Stephen Intemann, MD, Florence, S.C., Robert P., and Brad W. Intemann, both of Bridgewater, Va.; and three grandchildren. Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey.
  • LESLIE, STELLA COOK, 95, of New Port Richey, formerly of Largo, died Sunday (Aug. 25, 2002) at home. Born in Roslindale, Mass., she came here in 1965 from Atlanta. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her brother, Arthur E. Cook, Glendora, Calif. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • MARINARI, MAE A., 86, of Port Richey, died Sunday (Aug. 25, 2002) in Port Richey. Born in Paterson, N.J., she came here 29 years ago from Bayville, N.J. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Survivors include her daughter, Joanne C. Merz, Port Richey; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • RECKTENWALD, GEORGE L., 67, of New Port Richey, died Monday (Aug. 26, 2002) at home. Born in Illinois, he came here 22 years ago from Flippin, Ark. He was a meat cutter for Albertsons. Survivors include his wife, Cathy. Morgan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • RONK, JOSEPH RALPH, 57, of Holiday, formerly of Largo, died Sunday (Aug. 25, 2002) at James A. Haley VA Medical Center, Tampa. Born in New Paltz, N.Y., he came here in 1997 from Largo. He was a painter and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was Methodist. Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Linda; a daughter, Jo-Lynn Ronk, Holiday; a stepson, Shane Peck, St. Petersburg; four stepdaughters, Sherry Peck, Ocala, Dawn Wilson, Largo, Christine Ronk, Holiday, and Melanie Bolender, Wimauma; his mother, Hilda Rosenfeldt, New Paltz; two brothers, Norman Ronk, West Shokan, N.Y., and Warren Ronk, Tennessee; a sister, Juanita Yarter, Rosendale, N.Y.; and 10 grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Holiday.
  • SILVERTHORN, GEORGE M., 89, of Port Richey, died Saturday (Aug. 24, 2002) at home. He came here 26 years ago from his native Erie, Pa. He was a lab technician for Pennsylvania Brass & Copper. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine; a daughter, Barbara Sebetich, Ocala; and a stepdaughter, Diane Rogers, Marietta, Ga. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • WHITESIDE, LEONARD H. JR., "LEON," 74, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Aug. 25, 2002) at James A. Haley VA Medical Center, Tampa. He came here in 1993 from Nashville. He was a retired police sergeant with the Metro Park Rangers in Nashville with 27 years of service. He was a Navy and Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Frozen Chosin from the Korean War and a lifetime member of Military Order of the Purple Heart 487 and DAV Post 16. He was a member of Edgefield Lodge 254, was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite, a shriner of Al Menah Temple and served on the director's staff. He was also a member of Eastern Star Chapter One and VFW Post 10167. Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Brinda; a daughter, Pamela K. Bailey, Lexington, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Preferred Funeral Home, Holiday.
  • YEAGER, VERNA, 92, of Zephyrhills, died Friday (Aug. 23, 2002) at Heartland of Zephyrhills. She was born in Massillon, Ohio. She was a health care aide. Survivors include three daughters, Eleanor Stinchcomb, Zephyrhills, Doris Drewry, San Diego, and Connie Toulson, Canton, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
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    Clearwater

    • ALDRICH, CHARLENE K., 61, of Clearwater, died Monday (Aug. 26, 2002) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Cleveland and came here in 1979 from Ohio. She was the retired co-founder of Montrose Shelving, Clearwater, a gold-level competitive dance roller skater, a masters-level distance runner and aU.S. National Senior Olympics race walking medalist in 1997 and 1999. She was a volunteer for the elderly. Survivors include her husband, Dwayne W.; a daughter, Kim Vogel, Palm Harbor; a son, Michael Peffer, Charlotte, N.C.; her mother, Kathryn Wiltshire, Clearwater; a brother, Roger Wiltshire, Medina, Ohio; a sister, Donna Kalis, Athens, Ohio; and six grandchildren. Clearwater Funeral Home at Belcher, Dunedin.
    • BAKER, PAUL S., 67, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Aug. 25, 2002) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Spargursville, Ohio, and came here in 1956 from Springfield, Ohio. He owned and operated a trucking company. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Judy; a brother, Eldon, Springfield; and five sisters, Edith Bailey, Pinellas Park, Anna Hunter, Springfield, Golda Looney and Violet Taylor, both of Greenfield, Ohio, and Mary Knisley, Chillicothe, Ohio. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • FLOYD, JOYCE MAXWELL, 76, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Aug. 25, 2002) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She was a real estate agent for many years in the Clearwater area. She was a volunteer with the Suncoast Council of Girl Scouts and the Clearwater Marine Science Center. She was a lighthouse and marine creatures artist. She was a member of Heritage United Methodist Church at Countryside, Clearwater, and active in the garden clubs of Clearwater and Tampa. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Alton P.; two sons, Ronald P., Clearwater, and Douglas C., Tampa; and six grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
    • GANSWINDT, MARTHA, 95, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Aug. 24, 2002) at HarbourWood Nursing Center, Clearwater. She was born in Hanover, Germany, and came here in 1988 from Long Island, N.Y. She was Lutheran. She was an avid traveler and reader. Survivors include her caregiver, Cory Perine, Clearwater. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.
    • HARN, MAY E., 97, of Clearwater, died Monday (Aug. 26, 2002) at home. She came here in 1921 from her native Mulberry, Kan. She worked as a bookkeeper and was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a son, Robert, and a daughter, Nancy Harn-Wagner, both of Clearwater; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Druid Chapel, Clearwater.
    • HENSEL, DAVID JOSEPH, 90, of Clearwater, died Monday (Aug. 26, 2002) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1974 from Pine Hill, N.J. He was a retired carpenter. He was a Lutheran and a member of the Masonic Lodge, Shrine and High Twelve Club. Survivors include his wife, Grace Anna; a son, David G., Atco, N.J.; a brother, Fred, Palm Harbor; and three grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • PATTON, MAURICE KYLE II, 45, of Clearwater, died Monday (Aug. 26, 2002) at Edinborough Health Center, Clearwater. He came here in 1963 from his native Allentown, Pa., and retired after 18 years as a counselor for PAR, Largo. He was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 11 years, Asimina; a daughter, Lilly, Clearwater; his father, Gene McNutt Patton, Franklin, N.C.; a brother, George, Clearwater; and a sister, Pam Gibson, Leesburg. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • POE, GWEN P., 75, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Aug. 25, 2002) at Sunset Point Rehabilitation Center, Clearwater. She was born in Durham County, N.C., and came here in 1990 from West Palm Beach, where she retired as a secretary for the Palm Beach County Airport Authority. She was Methodist. Survivors include three daughters, Patricia P. Bolam, Clearwater, Kathryn P. Bengtson, Eustis, and Laura Lee Poe, Oxnard, Calif.; a sister, Sybil Baker, Durham; and five grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • ROWE, JOHNNY L. SR., 61, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Aug. 22, 2002) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was born in Lamont and came here in 1959 from Jacksonville. He worked as a mail handler at the Tampa Airport Center and served 18 years in the Army. He was an associate minister at St. James Baptist Church of Safety Harbor. Survivors include his wife, Rose; four sons, Jonathan Rowe, and Patrick Rowe, both of Clearwater, Johnny Rowe Jr., Orlando, and Matthew Crawford, Hawaii; a daughter, Jennifer Anthony, Columbus, Ga.; his mother, Mary Rowe, Safety Harbor; and nine grandchildren. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • STICKLER, JEFFREY P., 44, of Clearwater, died Monday (Aug. 26, 2002) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Waukegan, Ill., and came here in 1976 from Illinois. He was a self-employed tile setter. Survivors include his mother, Anne Stickler; Clearwater; four brothers, Michael and David Stickler, both of Grayslake, Ill., and Steven Stickler and Scott Spriggs, both of Clearwater; and two sisters, April Stout, Sarasota, and Beth Anne Holbert, Ocala. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Druid Chapel, Clearwater.
    • TRONCO, SARA "SUE," 80, of Atlanta, formerly of Clearwater, died Friday (Aug. 23, 2002) at home. She was born in Jersey City, N.J., came to Clearwater in 1952 and moved in 2000 to Atlanta. She was Catholic. She was a life master-level duplicate bridge player. She enjoyed dancing and bowling. Survivors include a daughter, Susan Boling, Atlanta; and a sister, Rose Walsh, New Oxford, Pa. Wages & Sons Funeral Home, Stone Mountain, Ga.
    • WAGNER, CARL H. JR., 83, of Clearwater, died Monday (Aug. 26, 2002) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Tipton, Ind., and came from Maryville, Tenn. He worked as a construction electrician and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a volunteer at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines and enjoyed square dancing. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Largo, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and IBEW Local 308, Tipton. Survivors include a son, Marvin, Dunedin; a brother, Bill, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; a sister, Pat Williams, Jackson, Miss.; three grandsons and a great-grandson. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • WOODARD, MOSELLE P., 69, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Aug. 25, 2002) at home. She came here in 1949 from her native Blakely, Ga., and attended Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a son, Melvin H., Clearwater; four sisters, Annie C. Bell and Mary Brown, both of Clearwater, and Henry Willie Perry and Francis Smith,, both of Hallandale; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Largo

    • HIRT, HELEN, 90, of Largo, died Sunday (Aug. 25, 2002) at Clearwater Center nursing home. She was born in Czechoslovakia and came here in 1978 from Carol Stream, Ill. She was a bank manager. Survivors include a son, Richard Prasky, Aurora, Ill.; a daughter, Delores Perkinson, Itasca, Ill.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • JONES, FLOYD B. "BRAD," 75, of Largo, died Monday (Aug. 26, 2002) at Largo Medical Center. He came here in 1965 from his native Kannapolis, N.C. He worked as a retail hardware manager and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Lane Street Baptist Church, Kannapolis, and the USS Coral Sea Association. Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Sally A.; four sons, Robert A. Parr and William D. Parr, both of St. Petersburg, Stephen L. Parr, Vadnais Heights, Minn., and Charles D. Parr, Pickins, S.C.; two daughters, Jennifer Jones-Galyean and Janice E. Jones, both of Asheville, N.C.; a brother, Larry W., and two sisters, Penny Linker and Claudia Kinney, all of Kannapolis; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • LESLIE, STELLA COOK, 95, of New Port Richey, formerly of Largo, died Sunday (Aug. 25, 2002) at home. She was born in Roslindale, Mass., and came here in 1965 from Atlanta. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a brother, Arthur E. Cook, Glendora, Calif. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • POLSKI, WALTER, 88, of Largo, died Monday (Aug. 26, 2002) at Sabal Palms Health Care Center, Largo. He was born in Utica, N.Y., and came here in 1956 from Bath, N.Y. He retired as superintendent of the H.K. Ferguson Co. He was a Merchant Marine veteran of World War II and survived five days in the Indian Ocean when the Liberty Ship on which he served was sunk by a Japanese torpedo. He was Catholic and a member of the Polish American Club. Survivors include a son, Thomas J., Palm Harbor; a daughter, Pat Miller, Rush, N.Y.; two stepsons, Robert "Dave" Bossard, Seminole, and Frederick Stanley Bossard, Bossardville, Pa.; a sister, Margaret Sellars, Albany, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • RONK, JOSEPH RALPH, 57, of Holiday, formerly of Largo, died Sunday (Aug. 25, 2002) at James A. Haley VA Medical Center, Tampa. He was born in New Paltz, N.Y., and moved to Holiday in 1997 from Largo. He worked as a painter. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was Methodist. Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Linda; a daughter, Jo-Lynn Ronk, Holiday; a stepson, Shane Peck, St. Petersburg; four stepdaughters, Sherry Peck, Ocala, Dawn Wilson, Largo, Christine Ronk, Holiday, and Melanie Bolender, Wimauma; his mother, Hilda Rosenfeldt, New Paltz; two brothers, Norman, West Shokan, N.Y., and Warren, Tennessee; a sister, Juanita Yarter, Rosendale, N.Y.; and 10 grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
    • SHAFER, EARL WILLIAM, 85, of Largo, died Monday (Aug. 26, 2002) at home. He was born in Philadelphia, moved to Fort Myers in 1994 from Villas, N.J., and moved here in April. He retired as a school bus driver with the Cape May County school system in New Jersey. He was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II. He was a member of Villas Fishing Club, the Elks Lodge in Fort Myers and the Masonic Lodge in Philadelphia. Survivors include his sister-in-law and caregiver, Elsie R. Kipp, Largo. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • STEPHENS, ELIZABETH, 82, of Largo, died Friday (Aug. 23, 2002) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, St. Petersburg. She was born in Binghamton, N.Y., and came here in 1957 from New York. She retired as an assembly worker after 22 years with Honeywell, Clearwater. She was a member of Heisler-Johnson American Legion Post 119, Largo, and the Honeywell Retirees and the Honeybelle Club. She was a volunteer for many years for REACT and the American Red Cross. There are no known survivors. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    Indian Rocks Beach

    • SOUILLIARD, EARL EDWARD, 77, of Indian Rocks Beach, died Friday (Aug. 23, 2002) at home. He came here more than 30 years ago from Lebanon, Pa. He was a machinist for Honeywell Corp. and a decorated World War II Navy veteran. He was a 50-year member of American Legion Post 12 and an elder at Seminole Christian Fellowship. Survivors include his wife, Jennie; two sons, John Wolfe, Lima, N.Y., and Roger Wolfe, Milton; three sisters, Gloria Howard, Lebanon, Faye Yost, Lauderdale Lakes, and Elaine Trompeter, Myerstown, Pa.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.

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    Pinellas Park

    • ARIO, MURIEL N., 93, of the Mainlands, Pinellas Park, died Tuesday (Aug. 27, 2002) at home. Born in Polk County, Wis., she came here in 1968 from Cleveland. She was a homemaker and a member of Grace Lutheran Church. Survivors include a son, Roger, Pinellas Park; a daughter, Audrey Robertson, Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Gladys Whitman, Forest Lake, Minn.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • COOK, RUBY LEE, 74, of Live Oak, formerly of Pinellas Park, died Friday (Aug. 23, 2002) at her daughter's home in Largo after a short illness. Born in McCaysville, Ga. she lived in Pinellas Park for many years before she moved to Live Oak 30 years ago. She was a homemaker and enjoyed bingo. Survivors include two sons, Donald, Lutz, and Ronald, Live Oak; four daughters, Lydia Black, Largo, Rheda Rowell, Live Oak, Kathy Elrod, Hartwell, Ga., and Darlene Thomas, Alaska; two brothers, James Ledford, Copper Hill, Tenn., and Rayford Ledford, North Carolina; a sister, Delois Green, Live Oak; and 10 grandchildren. Suwannee Funeral Home, Live Oak.
    • HARLEY, LUCILLE, 90, of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (Aug. 24, 2002) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She was born in Saginaw County, Mich., and came here in 1957 from Flint, Mich. She was the owner and operator of the Friendly Tavern in Redington Shores for 15 years. She was Protestant. Survivors include two daughters, Dawn Curci, Ocala, and Jeannine Duncan, Pinellas Park; two brothers, Albert Raquepaw, St. Petersburg, and Jack Raquepaw, Bradenton; two sisters, Lena Knight, St. Petersburg, and Ardith Wenn, Burch Run, Mich.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • RHEA, HAROLD E., 60, of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (Aug. 24, 2002) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, St. Petersburg. He came here in 1954 from his native Chattanooga, Tenn. He was a paint specialist for Horizon Chemicals, formerly Painters Supply Co., in St. Petersburg for 30 years. He was also a paint specialist at Home Depot in St. Petersburg for the past five years. He attended Family Fellowship Center in St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Shirley; a son, David, Pinellas Park; a daughter, Sheila Rhea, Pinellas Park; four brothers, Elmer, Chattanooga, James, St. Petersburg, Paul, Monticello, and Donald, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Diane Templeton and Wilma Rhea, both of Seminole; two grandsons; and two granddaughters. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • YOUNG, GORDON F., 91, of Concord, N.H., a winter resident of Pinellas Park, died Monday (Aug. 26, 2002) at Concord Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Valerie; two daughters, Virginia Sullivan and Marguerite Grappone; and two stepdaughters, Carolyn Bradley and Jane Meier. Waters Funeral Home, Concord, N.H.

    St. Pete Beach

    • BACCHUS R.H. "CORKY," 73, of St. Pete Beach, died Monday (Aug. 26, 2002) of lung cancer at home under hospice care. He came here in 1957 from New Orleans. He attended East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., where he received a bachelor of science degree in education. A veteran of the Korean War, he entered the Coast Guard officer candidate program in New London, Conn., and was commissioned an ensign in the Coast Guard Reserve in 1953. He served on active duty until 1956 and remained in the reserve program for 33 years until his retirement as a commander in 1980. A 23-year employee of Sears, he retired in 1983 after spending 13 years as a manager of the Tyrone Auto Center. He was a supporter of the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum, a member of the Pass-a-Grille Yacht Club, Pass-a-Grille Community Church and Gulf Beach Masonic Lodge. He was a Scotish Rite Mason. He was a life member of the Reserve Officers Association and a 15-year member of the St. Pete Beach Future of the City Planning Committee. In 2001, he received the Volunteer Longevity Award for his years of service to the city of St. Pete Beach. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Patricia; two sons, Robert Jr., Palm Harbor, and Michael, Jupiter; a brother, Richard, Greensboro, N.C.; and three grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach.

    St. Petersburg

    • DANISON, LOLA AVIS, 98, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Aug. 25, 2002) at Concordia Manor. Born in Indianapolis, she came here in 1920. She was a homemaker and a member of OES Bethlehem Chapter 169, Florence Crittendon Home, Selama Caldronand Christ United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Betty Danison Dornbusch, St. Petersburg; two sons, George D. Danison Jr., Inverness, and Dr. Charles O. Danison, Largo, nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • EDDY, LOUISE M., 68, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Aug. 26, 2002) at Edward White Hospital. She came here in 1977 from Michigan. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pinellas Park. Survivors include a daughter, Suzan Pope, St. Petersburg; two brothers, Richard Schindler, Clinton, Mich., and Roland Schindler, Pittsford, N.Y.; a granddaughter, Kayla Pope, and a grandson, Joshua D. Rowe, both of St. Petersburg. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • FINKELSTEIN, IRVING, 87, of King of Prussia, Pa., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Aug. 26, 2002) at Manor Care Health Services. Born in New Haven, Conn., he came here in 1974 from Philadelphia. He was the owner of a women's clothing store. He was a former member of Temple Beth El and its brotherhood in St. Petersburg. Survivors include three sons, Lewis, Queens, N.Y., Mark, King of Prussia, and David, East Longmeadow, Mass.; and three grandchildren. Beth David South Chapel of David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg.
    • FOOKS, SAKYRA DOMINIQUE, infant daughter of Rhonda Wheeler and Craig Fooks, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (July 30, 2002) at Bayfront Medical Center. Other survivors include three brothers, Craig Jr. and Andre, both of St. Petersburg, and Lamar, Tampa; four sisters, Samara, Sacara, Starr and Samyra, all of St. Petersburg; her maternal grandmother and stepgrandfather, Geraldine and Arthur Bethune, her maternal grandfather and stepgrandmother, Ronald and Queen Wheeler, all of St. Petersburg; and her paternal grandmother, Diane Blackshear, Philadelphia. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • FOX, THOMAS G. "TOMMY," 47, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Aug. 23, 2002) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. He was born in Levittown, N.Y., and came here in 1997 from Massapequa, N.Y. He was a chauffeur for the New York Daily News for 20 years. Survivors include his mother, Doris Fox, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Kimberly Fox, Smithtown, N.Y.; two sisters, Sandy Fox, Farmingdale, N.Y., and Pat Paolini, Copiague, N.Y.; and three brothers, Bob, Lindenhurst, N.Y., and Donald and Luke, both of St. Petersburg. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • JAREMA, OSYP, 81, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Aug. 25, 2002) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Staryy Sambir, Ukraine, he came here in 1983 from Chicago, where he was a milling machine operator with Valley Mould Steel Mill for 33 years. He was a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church and a member of Czoturoch Swobid Ukraine, a Ukrainian political organization. Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Katherina; a daughter, Geraldine Hajduk, Marietta, Ga.; two sisters, Nadia Zyblikeviczova and Sevcikova Clowcia, both of Kludno, Czech Republic; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • LaBONTE, ELIZABETH E., 59, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Aug. 25, 2002) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Webster, Mass., she came here in 1999 from Southbridge, Mass. She was a customer service representative at American Optical of Southbridge, Mass. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Robert F. Sr.; a son, Robert Francis LaBonte Jr.; two daughters, Kim A. Hernandez, Worcester, Mass., and Lisa L. LaBonte, Woodstock Valley, Conn.; her mother, Bernice Meagher, Webster; a sister, Nancy Dalrymple, Dudley, Mass.; and four grandchildren. American Heritage Cremation Society, Clearwater.
    • LA PAZ, OLGA P., 86, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Tampa, died Saturday (Aug. 24, 2002) at Bon Secours Maria Manor. Born in Tampa, she moved to St. Petersburg several years ago. She was a certified dental assistant and a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. Survivors include a nephew, Joseph A. Martineau, and a niece, Jane Perdigon Martineau, both of Tampa. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.
    • LEE, MARGARET C., 96, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Aug. 24, 2002). Born in Shenandoah Valley, Va., she came here in 1954 from The Plains, Va. She was a receptionist and charter member of AARP and retired in 1984. She was a member of Woodlawn Presbyterian Church for 48 years. She was an active member in the Women's Home League of the Salvation Army, where she played the piano for 23 years. She also volunteered for the League of Mercy serving Meals on Wheels. Survivors include a son, Robert E. Lee Jr., and two daughters, Nancy Lee Andrews and Ann Lee Harrison, all of St. Petersburg; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • McMULLEN, KATHERINE LOUISE CLEMONS, 79, of Tallahassee, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Aug. 26, 2002) at her daughter's home in Tallahassee. She was a Tallahassee native. She was a retired real estate agent and worked in mortgage lending, insurance and property management. Survivors include a son, David, North Carolina; a daughter, GiGi Soto, Tallahassee; and five grandchildren. Bevis Funeral Home, Tallahassee.
    • MURPHY, MARY ELIZABETH, 81, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Aug. 26, 2002) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in Clifton Forge, Va., she came here in 1971 from Virginia. She was a secretary for Foley Cater Insurance in St. Petersburg for 10 years. She was Presbyterian. Survivors include a daughter, Cecilia Tripe, Alexandria, Va.; a sister, Jean Banta, Arkansas; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • PAGE, RUTH MILLER, 90, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Aug. 26, 2002) at Egret Cove Center. She came here in 1987 from her native Pittsburgh. She was a homemaker and was Presbyterian. There are no known survivors. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • PAUL, LEON "LEE," 83, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Aug. 26, 2002) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Pittsburgh, he came here in 1958 from St. Paul, Minn. He was a first lieutenant in the Army during World War II. He worked for 3M in St. Paul and founded Tape & Lable Engineering in St. Petersburg. He sold the company in 1979 but remained as president until retiring in 1994. He was a director for Liberty National Bank, Marine National Bank, Southside Bank and SunTrust Bank and was chairman of the board of Flagship Bank. He was a former director of St. Petersburg Country Club and a member of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. He was a pelican member of the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts. He was a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. He enjoyed traveling. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Constance; a son, Christopher "Chris" Paul, Dallas; his sister, Pamela Schapper, New York City; and a granddaughter, Tiffany N. Paul, Spring Hill. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • TINSLEY, WESLEY DUPREE, 65, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Aug. 24, 2002) at Kindred Hospital Bay Area -- St. Petersburg. Born in Spartanburg, S.C., he came here in 1955 from Asheville, N.C. He was a fruit packer in St. Petersburg. He was Baptist and an avid amateur golfer. Survivors include three sisters, Hattie Thomas and Lottie Martin, both of Daytona Beach, and Dorothy Tinsley, Manhattan, N.Y. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.

    Seminole

    • LAYTON, GEORGE W., 98, of Seminole, died Friday (Aug. 23, 2002) at home. Born in Wrightsville, Ga., he came here around 1940 from Detroit. He retired as the owner of a lawn service in Clearwater. Survivors include three daughters, Karen Reid, Seminole, Roxie Wiggins and Joyce; four sons, Chester Layton, Largo, Kevin Layton, Pinellas Park, Gerald Layton, Texas, and Larry Layton, Blackshear, Ga.; two stepsons, Lewis Williams, and Richard Gay, Yalaha; and 18 grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Clearwater.
    • SLATTERY, FLORENCE C., 90, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., formerly of Seminole, died Saturday (Aug. 24, 2002). She was born in Quincy, Mass. She graduated from the University of Washington. She was a member of Lake Seminole Country Club and Holy Cross Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Buress, Myrtle Beach; a son, Michael J. Slattery, Riverside, Calif.; a sister, Helen Coogan, Gainesville; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. McMillan-Small Funeral Home, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    South Pasadena

    • TARDY, SEELY, 102, of South Pasadena, died Friday (Aug. 23, 2002) at the Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay. Born in Butler, Ind., she came here in 1946. She was a schoolteacher for DeKalb County (Ind.) Public Schools. She was a member of Pasadena Community Church and was a member and past matron of OES Chapter 193. Survivors include a nephew, Gene Wilson, Auburn, Ind.; and two nieces, Nola Girardot, Byron, Ohio, and Lois Sego, Yorba Linda, Calif. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
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