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September 22, 2002
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Sunday, September 22, 2002

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

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  • COLEMAN, ANGELINA R., 86, of Inverness, died Friday (Sept. 20, 2002) at Citrus Health & Rehabilitation Center, Inverness. Born in Chicago, she came here in 1986 from Marathon. She was a retired seamstress in the clothing industry and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Survivors include four nephews, Joe, Peter, Luke, and John Locascio, and several great nieces and nephews. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • HORN, WILLIE, 82, of Crystal River, died Thursday (Sept. 19, 2002) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, Crystal River. Born in West Virginia, he came here three years ago from Ohio. He was a self-employed electrician and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Ozello Baptist Church. Survivors include his daughter, Kathleen Burke, Crystal River; three grandsons, James, Timmy and Ricky Burke; and three great-grandsons. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • HEDBERG, MARIAN I., 85, of Lecanto, formerly of Seminole, died Wednesday (Sept. 18, 2002) at home. Born in Hinsdale, N.Y., she came here in 1980 from Olean, N.Y., and moved to Lecanto in 2000. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and crocheting. She was Methodist. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Oscar; two sons, Ernest, Seminole, and Edwin, Lecanto; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
  • JENSEN, NORMAN MILLER, 69, of Floral City, died Friday (Sept. 20, 2002) at home. Born in Minot, N.D., he came here in 1994 from St. Petersburg. He was retired with 15 years of service as automobile mechanic with the Pinellas County School System, an Army veteran of the Korean war, and a member of V.F.W. Post 4337, Inverness. Survivors include two sons, Paul, St. Petersburg, and Dale, Inverness; two brothers, David and Richard, both of Hammond, Wis.; two sisters, Karen Johnson, Stuart, and Evelyn Massie, Kissimmee; and seven grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • KIRKMAN, FRANKLIN W., 58, of Homosassa, formerly of Tampa, died Wednesday (Sept. 18, 2002) under the care of family and Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Key West, he came here in 1997 from Tampa. He was a retired automobile body technician. Survivors include his wife, Jeanne; a son, Franklin, and a daughter, Carol Ann Rodriguez, both of Orlando; five step-children, Karin Goldtrap, Jacksonville, Kelly Kind, Tampa, Lisa Umphenour, Idaho, Jeanne Phillips, Cape Coral, and John Hayden, Floral City; a sister, Marie Valentine, Homosassa; two brothers, Otis Kirkman, Brooksville, and C. "Ed" Kirkman, Bushnell; and 20 grandchildren. Heinz Funeral Home, Inverness.
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  • BELTRAN, PRUDENCIO, 96, of Spring Hill, died Friday (Sept. 20, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, Brooksville. Born in Puerto Rico, he came here 10 years ago from Bayshore, N.Y. He was a retired maintenance worker for New York City and attended St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Survivors include four daughters, Gloria M. Cote, Bayshore, N.Y., Anna McGuire, Lydia Sierra and Mary Martinez, all of Spring Hill; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.
  • BENVIE, WILLIAM R. JR., 73, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (Sept. 19, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center, Brooksville. Born in Lyman, Maine, he came here 10 years ago from Yorktown, Va. He was an owner of a heating and air conditioning company, an Army veteran, and Protestant. Survivors include a son, Bruce, Shapleigh, Maine; a daughter, Elizabeth Melanson, Sanford, Maine; three brothers, Thomas, Portland, Maine, David, Zephyrhills, and James, Kezas Falls, Maine; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Turner Funeral and Cremation Center, Spring Hill.
  • COZART, YVETTE DeGUZMAN, 62, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (Sept. 19, 2002) at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. She was born in Newark, N.J. She was a counselor with the Eckerd Youth Program of Brooksville. She was committed to charitable works. She was a gifted singer of sacred classical to gospel touring the United States and the Caribbean. She was a member of the Spring Hill Seventh Day Adventist Church and sang in the church choir. Survivors include three sons, Lemont Millington, California, Marellus Cross, Irvington, N.J., and Grover Cross, Spring Hill; a daughter, Joyy' Cross, Orange, N.J.; four brothers, Simo'n, Spring Hill, Mauricio, Schnectady, N.Y., Luis, Anegada, British West Indies, and Dwayne, Oakland, Calif.; a sister, Vincenta Thomas, Brooklyn, N.Y.; an aunt, Mary Stokes, Spring Hill; and eight grandchildren. Memorial Chapels Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Hernando.
  • LA MALFA, PETER J., 85, of Spring Hill, died Friday (Sept. 20, 2002) at Oak Hill Hospital, Brooksville. Born in Rotterdam, N.Y., he came here in 1976. He was a treasurer of St. Adalberts Church, Schenectady, N.Y., former council member for the town of Rotterdam, volunteer firefighter for District 6 and North Port, former owner of Pete's New York Barber & Styling Shop, Largo, an usher for the Light of Christ Roman Catholic Church, Clearwater, and a communicant of St. Francis Cabrini Church, Spring Hill. He was a former member of Rotterdam Elks and member of Largo Elks Club. Survivors include two daughters, Carol Rosen, Ballston Spa, N.Y., and Sharon Bowlby, Safety Harbor; two brothers, Lawrence, North Port, and Michael, Schenectady; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home, Schenectady.
  • MINELLA, LOUIS JR., 76, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday (Sept. 18, 2002) at Regional Medical Center, Bayonet Point. Born in Old Forge, Pa., he came here in 1989 from Milford, Conn. He was retired from Norden United Technology, Norwalk, Conn., was a Navy veteran of World War II, and part-time employee of Publix, Mariner Boulevard. He attended St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary; two sons, Dennis and Thomas, both of Stratford, Conn.; a stepson, Robert Salamon, New Milford, Conn.; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.
  • MORSE, EDWARD D. JR., 74, of Spring Hill, died Friday (Sept. 20, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Brooksville. Born in Gary, Ind., he came here 10 years ago from Rochester, N.Y. He was a retired television technician and a Navy veteran. He was the former secretary of the Lakeville (N.Y.) Lions Club, current secretary of Brooksville Noon Lions Club and St. John's Episcopal Church. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; a son, Daniel, Rush, N.Y.; two daughters, Debra Morse, Victor, N.Y., and Elaine Colletta, Palmyra, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.
  • POLICASTRO, ALPHONSE, 73, of Brooksville, died Thursday (Sept. 19, 2002) at home under the care of Hospice. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here seven years ago from Elmont, N.Y. He owned a photography business for 17 years, and was a member of Herbal Club and St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Norma; two daughters, Valerie Policastro, Amagansett, N.Y., and Pamela Policastro, South Hampton; a brother, Harold, New York City; and two sisters, Catherine De Feo, East Meadow, N.Y., and Jean Aquino, Culver City, Calif. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.
  • RIDENOUR, HARRY E., 81, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (Sept. 19, 2002) at Oak Hill Hospital, Brooksville. Born in Delphi, Ind., he came here five years ago from Breinigsville, Pa. He was a retired electronics engineer for Ford Aerospace Corporation, Colorado Springs, Colo., and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church. Survivors include his son, Hugh, Warminster, Pa.; a daughter, Lisa Duffy, Spring Hill; two brothers, James, Kokomo, Ind., and Kenneth, Phoenix; three sisters, Helen Moffitt, Kokomo, Dorothy Littrell, Suprise, Ariz., and Patricia Mavity, Huron, S.D.; and four grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.
  • SWIERAT, MICHAEL S. JR., 82, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (Sept. 19, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center, Brooksville. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he came here 21 years ago from Lancaster, N.Y. He was a retired sales representative for Prudential Insurance and a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, where he was an usher and a member of the Men's Group. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Florence; two sons, Michael, Tampa, and Mark, Spring Hill; three daughters, Adrienne Kay, Orlando, Margaret Russell, Cowlesville, N.Y., and Kathleen Fingerlow, Depew, N.Y.; three brothers, L. Albert, Lenny, and Henry ; three sisters, Betty Hruby, Joan Kolwalewski, and Melania Wozniak ; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Mariner Boulevard, Spring Hill.
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  • CARRERO, EMILIO RODRIGUEZ, 73, of Tampa, died Thursday (Sept. 19, 2002). He was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, and lived in the area for the past eight years. Survivors include his son, Juan Rodriguez, a daughter, Blanca Santiago Rodriguez; nine grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • CUTRONO, ANTHONY "TONY", SR., 82, of Tampa, died Thursday (Sept. 19, 2002). He was born in Sicily, Italy, and moved to the area 81 years ago. He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was also former president of the Lion's Club of Tampa, a member of the Knights of Columbus and an usher at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Rose Martino; two sons, Joseph and Anthony; a daughter, Marianne Cimino; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Blount Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries.
  • DAVIS, KENNETH, 67, of Riverview, died Thursday (Sept. 19, 2002). He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict. He was a member of Vaughn Street Bible Church. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Davis, Riverview; two sons, Paul, Bloomington, Ind., Sgt. Robert Phelps, Fort Benning, Ga.; three daughters, Sandra McMullen, Ruskin, Clair Harring, Riverview, Gay Quinnones, Brandon; three sisters, Lois Brown, Arizona, Ruth Jackson and Sharon Gallager, both of Decatur, Ill.; and seven grandchildren. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • HUGHEY, PAULINE, 85, of Plant City, died Wednesday (Sept. 18, 2002). He was born in Chicago and moved to the area in 1978. He worked as a school teacher for the Chicago Public School System. He attended Northside Baptist Church, and was a graduate of Carroll College. Survivors include his son, Melton A. Neal, Raleigh, N.C.; three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Haught Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • KEATTS, JOHN LADD, 73, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Sept. 18, 2002). He was born in Cadiz, Ky. He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Higbee, and retired from the U.S. Postal Service Regional Office as a contract specialist. He also retired from the USF Registrar's Office in 1997. He volunteered at the Museum Of Science and Industry, and was a member of Lake Carroll Baptist Church for 30 years as a deacon emeritus. Survivors include his wife, Louise Keatts; a son, Daniel; and a daughter, Kathleen Pankoe. Glass Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • SCULLY, GEORGE TANDY, 80, of Brandon, died Saturday (Sept. 21, 2002). He was born in Lexington, Ky., later moving to Memphis, Tenn. He moved to Tampa in 1979. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, and was a superintendent of a glass company. He was a member of the Southside Baptist Church in Brandon. Survivors include his wife, Mildred, Brandon; a daughter, Linda Robinson, Lexington; a stepson, Gary Ollie Jenkins, Charlotte, N.C.; a stepdaughter, Angela Dawn Singletary, Brandon; three brothers, Donald, Hudson, Stanley, Gainesville, Owen, Kinder, La.; three sisters, Patsy Parfitt, Dallas, Edna Wise and Ann Robertson, both of Lexington; and eight grandchildren. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • SIAR, JACK W, 61, of Tampa, died Friday (Sept. 20, 2002). He was born in Oklahoma City, Okla., and later moved to Mesquite, Texas, where he enlisted in the U.S. Navy at age 17. He worked as an aviation electronics technician and retired as senior petty officer. He moved to the area in 1979 and worked with AB Dick/Multigraphics in Tampa as Florida district service Manager. He was a member of Countryside Christian Center in Clearwater, and an avid sportsman and hunter. Survivors include his wife, Louise, Tampa; a son Jack Jr., Roanoke, Va.; two daughters, Robin Necker, Hampton, Va., Kathy Siar, Tampa; three brothers, Sam, Parker, Arizona , David, Plano, Texas, and James, Bullhead City, Ariz.; and four grandchildren. Blount Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, West Hillsborough Chapel.
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  • BUGBEE, ARLENE LEWIS, 91, of Orlando, formerly of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Sept. 17, 2002) at South Seminole Hospital, Longwood. Born in Benton Center, N.Y., she moved to Orlando one year ago from New Port Richey. She was an elementary school teacher for the North Tonawanda public school system in New York. She was a member of Eastern Star Chapter 469, Groton, N.Y., and Order of Amaranth Harmony 25, New Port Richey, and was past president of Volunteers of Community Hospital, New Port Richey, and United Methodist Church, Holiday. Survivors include a son, David, Tonawanda, N.Y.; a daughter, Sylvia Gomez, Orlando; a sister, Hazel Krutulis, Kirkville, N.Y.; and four granddaughters. Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • COPELAND, MARY JO, 32, of Port Richey, died Thursday (Sept. 19, 2002) at Tampa General Hospital. She came here 10 years ago from her native Ashtubula, Ohio. She was a certified nurse's aid and Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Larry; a daughter, Brittany, and her mother, Sharon Ohtola, both of Port Richey; and a sister, Tammy Duffy, Oklahoma City. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • NIEMELA, MARLIESE, 63, of Zephyrhills, died Wednesday (Sept. 18, 2002) in Dade City. Born in Mannheim, Germany, she came to Zephyrhills in 2000 from El Paso, Texas. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary of Riverview and attended the Community Chapel Church of God. Survivors include her husband, Carles R.; and a daughter, Sandra Dunlap, and a granddaughter, Nicole Dunlap, both of Zephyrhills. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • SCHIAVONE, LOUIS P., 76, of Port Richey, died Friday (Sept. 20, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center, New Port Richey. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 16 years ago from West Babylon, N.Y. He was a machinist for Drake's Bakery, a security guard for Hofstra University in New York and a funeral attendant at Prevatt Funeral Home. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Father Michael Leap Assembly 2188 4th Degree, St. Michael's 3rd Degree Council 10377 and St. Michael's Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Rosalie; a son, Louis, Kissimmee; a daughter, Carol Johnson, Longwood; two sisters, Jennie Campisi and Louise Schiavone, both of Port Richey; and two grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Hudson.
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    Clearwater

    • ARNESEN, EVELYN, 94, of Hudson, formerly of Clearwater, died Thursday (Sept. 19, 2002) at home. She moved to Clearwater from her native Rochester, N.Y., then recently moved to Hudson. She was a retired bank teller. Survivors include her daughter, Janice Kitchen, New Port Richey; a son, Theodore Dangelmaier, Big Flats, N.Y.; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.
    • GIBSON, JOAN M., 70, of Clearwater, died Friday (Sept. 20, 2002) at Mariner Health Care of Belleair. She was born in Marshalltown, Iowa, and came here in 1983 from Brooklyn Center, Minn. She was Methodist. Survivors include her husband, William; a brother, Roy Beaverlander; three sons, Greg, Kelly, and Kevin; and two grandchildren. Clearwater Funeral Home at Belcher.
    • HANOK, HOWARD, 67, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Sept. 19, 2002) at home. He was born in Chicago and came here in 2002 from Cincinnati. He was an electronics industry sales representative and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include a sister, Anita Small, Clearwater; his companion, Lonnie Shriver, Clearwater; three nephews, Larry and David Small, both of Chicago, and Michael Small, Fairfield, Iowa; and a great-niece, Quinn Small, Chicago. Beth David North Chapel of David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater.

    Largo

    • GREGORIO, LUIS "TATA," 88, of Largo, died Tuesday (Sept. 17, 2002) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Pangasinan, Philippines, and came here in 1996 from Cairo, N.Y. He worked as a roofer and was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his son, Tom Kekahuna, Largo; a daughter, Marie Kekahuna, Largo; four grandchildren, Kapalena Kekahuna, Kanani Kekahuna and Malia Kekahuna Stough, all of Largo, and Mokihana Kekahuna Pambianchi, Cairo; and four great-grandchildren. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
    • McCARTHY, LIDA L., 77, of Largo, died Friday (Sept. 20, 2002) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Murrayville, Ill., and came here in 1979 from Peoria, Ill. Survivors include two sons, Randy, Largo, and Rick, Palm Harbor; a brother, Wayne Lonergan, Jacksonville, Ill.; a sister, Bernice Massey, Jacksonville, Ill.; and two grandchildren, Allison and Aaron McCarthy. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • WING, CARLTON L., 84, of Largo, formerly of Seminole and St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Sept. 18, 2002) at Cypress Palms. He was born in Braintree, Mass., and moved here in 1956 from Abington, Mass. He was a retired supervisor of manufacturing at the former GE plant on Bryan Dairy Road. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and served as a shipfitter second class. He was a charter member of Azalea Baptist Church, St. Petersburg. He was a member of Azalea Community Association, local bowling leagues and the Native Plant Society of Largo. He was a past president of the Seminole Ridge AARP. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; three sons, Peter Cranfield, Clearwater, Carleton, Lexington, Ky., and David, Orlando; three daughters, Jane Gilbride, East Bridgewater, Mass., Polly McIntyre, St. Petersburg, and Deborah Wing-Jahn, Jupiter; a sister, Helen Worden, Plymouth, Mass.; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home, Seminole.

    Palm Harbor

    • HAMILTON, FRANCES JEAN, 68, of Palm Harbor, died Friday (Sept. 20, 2002) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She was born in Painesville, Ohio, and came here in 1983 from Newburgh, N.Y. She was a member of Union Congregational Church, Painesville. Survivors include her husband Retired. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Donald G.; three sons, Donald G. II, Broken Arrow, Okla; Jeffrey L., Lakewood, Calif., Christopher W., Palm Harbor; a daughter, Kathy Jo Hamilton-Scott, Oldsmar; a brother, Walter W. White, Mentor-on-the Lake, Ohio; and nine grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • KLINE, KENNETH L., 90, of Palm Harbor, died Thursday (Sept. 19, 2002) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in West Chicago, Ill., and came here in 1976 from Hinsdale, Ill. He was a retired computer programmer and an Army veteran of World War II. He was past member of Countryside Golf Club and Lansbrook Golf Club. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Gladys F.; and several nieces and nephews. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • ROBERGE, LAURA, 106, died Thursday (Sept. 19, 2002) at Bay Tree Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Palm Harbor. She was born in Biddeford, Maine, and came here in 1969 from Leominster, Mass, where she worked in her husband's grocery store and meat market. She later worked for five years as head matron of a girls correctional school in Lancaster, Mass. Six months before her 100th birthday she moved into the Arbors at Safety Harbor, where she took 6-mile walks, bowled and played bingo and other games. Two years ago, she moved into Bay Tree, where she was under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include six grandchildren, Bill, Cheryl, Michael and John Roberge, Nancy DuPaul and Sandra Desselle; several great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Palm Harbor Chapel.

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    Pinellas Park

    • HERMANN, EDWARD J., 59, of Pinellas Park, died Thursday (Sept. 19, 2002) at home. Born in Jamaica, N.Y., he came here in 1976 from Lake Hopatcong, N.J. He was an aluminum contractor and was Catholic. He enjoyed remote-controlled car racing and fishing. Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Linda K.; two daughters, Linda L. Hermann, St. Petersburg, and JoAnna L. Bernal, Colorado Springs, Colo.; a son, Butch Hermann, Seminole; his father, Edward C. Hermann, Pinellas Park; a sister, Debra Rothgeb, Clearwater; and two grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Clearwater.
    • VILLANI, BETTY M., 81, of Pinellas Park, died Thursday (Sept. 19, 2002) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Hamilton County, Ohio, she came here in 1985 from Cincinnati. She was a retired binder. Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Donnelly, Pinellas Park; two brothers, Mike and Gary, both of Ohio; five sisters, Joann, Jean, Jackie and Janet, all of Ohio, and Ethel, Florida; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    St. Pete Beach

    • NUGENT, MARGUERITE A., 79, of St. Pete Beach, died Friday (Sept. 20, 2002) at home. She came here in 1957 from her native Lawrence, Mass. She was a homemaker, a member of St. John Catholic Church in St. Pete Beach and a founding member of Catholic Daughters of America at the church. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Harvey, St. Pete Beach; three sons, Joseph, St. Pete Beach, Nicholas, Hudson, N.H., and Neil, Ormond Beach; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach.

    St. Petersburg

    • BRAUTIGAM, JOHN F., 63, of Crystal River, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Sept.18, 2002) at home under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Red Bank, N.J., he moved to Crystal River eight years ago from St. Petersburg. He was a retired customer service technician for IBM and Kodak, and was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was Methodist. Survivors include his son, Henry W., St. Petersburg; two daughters, Kathe Jones, Port St. Joe, and Nancy Campbell, St. Petersburg; a sister, Lillie Flyland, New Jersey; and four grandchildren. Brown Funeral Home & Crematory, Crystal River.
    • HESSENMILLER, MARTHA R., 105, of St. Petersburg died Thursday (Sept. 19, 2002) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in Germany, she came here in 1958 from Rochester, N.Y. She was a housekeeper for Bausch and Lomb in New York until she retired in 1958. She attended Grace Lutheran Church. Survivors include several nieces and nephews in Germany. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes-Ninth St. Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • LOVALLO, CLARA, 86, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Sept. 18, 2002) at St. Anthony Hospital. Born in Italy, she came here in 1987 from Port Chester, N.Y. She was a homemaker. Survivors include four sons, Angelo, Talking Rock, Ga., Anthony and Gregory, both of Port Chester, and Vinny, Elmsford, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach.
    • MURRAY, YUVNETTE STEWART, 33, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Clearwater, died Friday (Sept. 13, 2002) at Edward White Hospital. She was a native of St. Petersburg. She was a major accounts administrator at Edward White Hospital and the owner of Carlotta's Creative Wedding and Notary Service. She was a member of Revealing Truths Ministries in Tampa. Survivors include her husband, Damon, Clearwater; a daughter, Marquita Stewart, and three sons, Darian Harrington, Tra'vaughn Harrington and Jhaylen Murray, all of St. Petersburg; a stepson, Ian Murray, and a stepdaughter, Eheree, both of Clearwater; her mother and stepfather, Yuvnette and Johnny Bolden, St. Petersburg; her father, Ronell Williams, Fort Lauderdale; a sister, Verlenseia Dukes, three brothers, Ronell Williams Jr., Dominic Bowman and Lindsey Bolden, and three stepsisters, Gail Pope, Eyvette Bolden and Kathy Bolden, all of St. Petersburg; a grandmother, Carrie Hawthorne, Fort Lauderdale; and a grandfather, Johnny Gamble, St. Petersburg. Clearwater Funeral Home at Belcher, Dunedin.
    • NEWELL, FREDERICK G. JR. "RICKY," 57, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Sept. 19, 2002) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was born in Troy, N.Y., and came here in 1968 from Lebanon Springs, N.Y. He was the owner of an accounting service and was Baptist. He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include three brothers, David J., Inglis, Daniel R. and Mark S., both of St. Petersburg; and three sisters, Carolyn R. Timpe, Fernandina Beach, Wanda A. Tenaglia and Rebecca A. Bowman, both of St. Petersburg. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • OWENS, JOHN M. SR., 77, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Sept. 21, 2002) at St. Anthony Hospital. He came here from his native Union City, Tenn., in 1966. He was a sales representative for W.R. Case Co., which made pocket knives. He was a graduate of Murray State University. He was active in the Jaycees and on the Union City school board. He played on the Gulfport Boomerangs softball team and was most valuable player in 1997. He was a World War II Marine Corps veteran, serving in the South Pacific and China. He was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Irma; a daughter, Joanne Hester, Marietta, Ga.; a son, John M. Owens Jr., Bradenton; five grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • PAZEY, MICHAEL, 85, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Sept. 19, 2002) at home. Born in Southside, Pa., he came here in 1991 from West Mifflin, Pa. He was a machinist for U.S. Steel for 34 years. He was past president of the West Mifflin Lions Club, a former West Mifflin school director and an officer candidate interviewer for the West Mifflin Police Department. He was a member of St. Therese Byzantine Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Anna; a son, Norman, Mentor, Ohio; two daughters, Sandra Pollak, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and Michelle Brown, New York City; a brother, Andrew, Whittaker, Pa.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • TANK, CHRISTOPHER DWIGHT JR., infant son of Natasha Riggins and Christopher Dwight Tank Sr., St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Sept. 18, 2002) at Bayfront Medical Center. Other survivors include his maternal grandmother, Lia Leaks, his maternal grandfather, O'Neal Brown; his paternal grandmother, Felicia Jackson, his paternal great-grandmother, Erma Scantling, his maternal great-great-grandmother, Frances Baker, and his paternal great-great-grandmother, Laura Taylor, all of St. Petersburg. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • WILLIAMS, JUAN "BATES," 39, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Sept. 20, 2002) at Bay Point Pavilion after a brief illness. He was born in Jacksonville. Survivors include a daughter, Juanesha Brown, his mother Ernestine Williams, his father, Horace McCall, and a brother, Lawrence Williams, all of St. Petersburg; five sisters, Noreen Jones, Lake City, Debra Etkins, Queens, N.Y., Sandra Crawford, St. Petersburg, Tracy Mitchell, Orlando, and Tonya McHenry, Tacoma, Wash.; his grandmother, Jeanette Davis, Lake City; five nephews; and seven nieces. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
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