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October 1, 2002
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Tuesday, October 1, 2002

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

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  • BROWN, LOUIS L., 78, of Crystal River, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) at St. Joseph Hospital in Tampa. Born in Lakeland, he came here 22 years ago from Apollo Beach. He was a retired rural carrier for the U.S. Post Office and served as an Air Force pilot in World War II. He was a member of the Inverness Elk Lodge and Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church of Lecanto. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Imogene S.; twin daughters, Janet Walster, Faith, N.C., and Jean Gentile, Bradenton; a brother, Dewey A., Tampa; two sisters, Carleen Bramister and Suzanne Long, Bradenton; and five grandchildren. Brown Funeral Home & Crematory, Crystal River.
  • CRAMERBORNEMANN, FRIEDRICH S., 75, of Hernando, died Sunday (Sept. 29, 2002) in Inverness. Born in Semarang, Indonesia, he came here in 2000 from Wheaton, Ill. He was a retired mechanic with International Harvester and attended St. Scholastica Catholic Church. He was a member of the Birthday Club of Citrus Hills. Survivors include his wife, Delia Sarmiento CramerBornemann; a son, Paul Cramer, Naperville, Ill.; four daughters, Sophie Stein, Woodridge, Ill., Winny Thernof, Wildomar, Calif., Barbara Botten, Lockport, Ill., and Katie Levy, Crete, Ill.; three stepsons, Adrian Atizado cq, Arlington, Va., Philip Atizado, Roselle, Ill., and Jack Candenbroek, Edison, Ill.; two stepdaughters, Susan Boacan, Roselle, Ill., and Dolly Candenbroek, Chicago; 22 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills.
  • OWENS, DEBRA SUE, 41, of Lecanto, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) in Citrus County. Born in Rochelle, Ill., she came here 27 years ago from Middletown, Ohio, and worked as a waitress. She was Baptist. Survivors include her daughter, Ashley Carroll, her mother and stepfather, Wretha Sue and Rennie Wightman, all of Lecanto; her father, Ralph Roy Miller, St. Petersburg; a maternal grandmother, Vernita Harris, and maternal step-grandmother, Margaret Wightman, both of Lecanto. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • STAFFORD, NETTIE SUE, 66, of Homosassa, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) at Crystal River Health Center. Born in Dyersburg, Tenn., she came here 33 years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ. Survivors include her husband, Jerdon; four sons, Thomas, Troy, Terry and Timmy, all of Homosassa; four brothers, William and ErisWestmoreland, both of Homosassa; Lindel Westmoreland, Valparaiso, Ind., and Ronald Westmoreland, Dyersburg; a sister, Katie Andrews, Homosassa; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • TONRA, JOSEPH CORLEY, 66, of Inverness, died Sunday (Sept. 29, 2002) at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Born in Boston, he came here in 1991 from Dedham, Mass. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service and a member of the National Association of Letters Carriers. He was an Air Force veteran, was a member of the American Legion and was a life member of DAV Post, both in Dedham. He was a member of the Eagles Aerie Inverness and the Point Of Woods Country Club. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Survivors include his son, Patrick A., Blythe, Calif.; two daughters, Cheryl A. Tonra-Whitcomb, Medway, Ma., and Holly Laughlin, Bellingham, Mass.; his mother, Esther O'Neil, Tequesta; two brothers, Paul R., Baldwin, N.Y., and James E. Tequesta; and five grandchildren. Heinz Funeral Home, Inverness.
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  • BARLOW, OLINE R., 83, of Dunnellon, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) at Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala. Born in North Carolina, he came here in 1983 from Cincinnati. He was a retired small-business owner and entrepreneur. He was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Audrey (Dunham); two daughters, Linda Spaulding, Ocala, and Jan Miller, Fairfield, Ohio; two sons, George, Ocala, and Jerry, Forest Park, Ohio; a sister, Juanita Crail, Boca Raton; a brother, Edsel, Cincinnati; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial Chapels Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Hernando.
  • COWART, RANDY, 32, of Brooksville, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) at St. Joseph Hospital in Tampa. Born in Miami, he came here 23 years ago from Broward County. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Tampa and was a member of the United Postal Service Union. He was a Navy veteran of Desert Storm and was a 1988 graduate of Hernando High School. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Bethany; a daughter, Baylie Cowart, and his father, Donald S., all of Brooksville; his mother, Julia Root, Swannanoa, N.C.; a brother, Charles, North Carolina; and two sisters, Michele Fordas, Brooksville, and Jenifer Root. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.
  • DEUTSCH, BARTIE L., 87, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) at Bayonet Point Health Center. Born in Lenior, Tenn., she came here 31 years ago from Akron, Ohio and was a homemaker. She was Methodist. Survivors include two daughters, Mardelle Deutsch, Akron, and Nadeen Supina, Spring Hill; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Spring Hill.
  • PHILLIPS, HELEN M., 83, of Spring Hill, died Monday (Sept. 30, 2002) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Charleston, W.Va., she came here 23 years ago from Ship Bottom, N.J. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, David M.; a daughter, Gail Cook, Harvey Cedars, N.J.; a son, David M. Phillips II, Angola, Ind.; and two grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Spring Hill.
  • PIERSON, WILLIAM H., 74, of Lexington Park, Md., formerly of Spring Hill, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) at St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardstown, Md. He was born in Chester, Pa., and was a retired oil worker. He was a Navy Seabee veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of the Purple Hearts and a member of VFW Post 10209 and the Masonic Lodge. Survivors include two sons, Irving T., Lexington Park, and William H., Spring Hill; a daughter, Kathie Pierson, Landenberg, Pa.; two brothers, Pete, Lincoln, Del., and Thomas, Greensboro, N.C.; and seven grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.
  • TIPTON, NOLA L., 67, of Dade City, formerly of Brooksville, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, Dade City. Born in Tavenden, Ark., she came here from Brooksville. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Brooksville. Survivors include her husband, Charles A. Tipton Jr.; four daughters, Jenny Taylor, Dade City, Debi Rodgers, Nashville, B.J. Tipton, Ridge Manor, and Karen Legendre, Bedford, N.H.; two sons, Claude Junior Clabo, Shreveport, La., and Charles James Tipton, Tampa; two brothers and five sisters; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Coleman & Ferguson Funeral Homes, Dade City.
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  • BROWN, AGNES, VERDIE, 89, of Plant City, died Thursday (Sept. 26, 2002) in Brandon. She was a longtime resident of the Tampa area. She was a retired farmer and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Norman C., Brooksville, and Charles M., Brandon; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, Plant City.
  • BRYANT, RUTH LANE, 77, of Tampa, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002). Born in St. Petersburg, she moved to Tampa 37 years ago. She was a former model for Webb City and St. Petersburg and was Christian. Survivors include a son, Robert E.; a daughter, Linda Bryant Lee; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • DANLEY, MARGARET LOUISE, 75, of Omega, Ga., formerly of Plant City, died Friday (Sept. 27, 2002). Born in Medulla, she was a lifetime resident of Plant City. She was a salesclerk for Hi-Fi Music Store. Survivors include three sons, Michael James Brown, Spring Hill, Terry Lee Jenkins, Starke, and Alter B. Jenkins, Jr., Valrico; a daughter, Gladys Barber, Omega; a brother, Carlton Pollock, Riverview; a sister, Ruth Collins, Florida; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, Plant City.
  • DEUTSCH, GLADYS, 80, of Tampa, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002). She was a schoolteacher and an accountant. Survivors include her husband, Daniel; a daughter, Pamela Blustein; two sons, Marc and Ken; and four grandchildren. Beth David Funeral Chapel, Tampa.
  • KOESTER, MARCIA, 67, of Oldsmar, died Saturday (Sept. 14, 2002). Born in Somerville, N.J., she was a retired home health aide. Survivors include three sons, Jonathan and Michael, both of Tampa, and Bruce, Orlando; a daughter, Susan, Tampa; and a grandchild. National Cremation Society, Tampa.
  • RAMSEY, SARAH MOORE, 84, of Tampa, died Sunday (Sept. 29, 2002) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Mitchell, Ga., she was a lifelong resident of the Tampa area. She was a homemaker and a member of Chi Omega Sorority, the Junior League of Tampa, a Cub Scout den mother, a Brownie and Girl Scout leader and a member of Hyde Park United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Maynard; a daughter, Carol Ramsey Turpin, Tampa; two sons, Dr. Maynard Ramsey III, Tampa, and Richard W. Ramsey, West Palm Beach; a sister, Marjorie Moore Chunn Cochran, Tampa; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • SUCHORSKI, HARRIET A., 78, of Sun City Center, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002). She was a homemaker and a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Les; a daughter, Mary Winze; and two grandchildren. Sun City Center Funeral Home.
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  • AKERS, CYRUS E. "GENE," 69, of Hudson, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in New Castle, Ind., he came here in 1977 from Redyard, Mich. He was a retired Air Force veteran of the Korean War, serving in the military police. He volunteered with the Sharp Crime Watch of Spring Hill. Survivors include his wife, Gwen; a son, Eugene R., Spring Hill; and two grandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.
  • BROWNING, DOROTHY, 70, of New Port Richey, died Monday (Sept. 30, 2002) at home. She came here from her native New York. She was a retired production worker and a member of Women of the Moose, Leisure Beach Lodge. Survivors include her son, James, Hudson; two daughters, Pat Kent, Hudson, and Karen York, North Carolina; a sister, Kathy Englet, Lake Butler; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.
  • BURNICK, ROBERT T. "TOM," 55, of Holiday, died Sunday (Sept. 29, 2002) at Shands at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He came here 12 years ago from his native Milwaukee. He was a production assistant for Med-Assist Co., Oldsmar, and was an Army veteran. He was Lutheran. Survivors include his brother, Russ, Rutherfordton, N.C. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • JOHNSON, FRANCES C., 82, of Bayonet Point, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, New Port Richey. She came here 22 years ago from her native Rochester, N.Y. She was a retired school teacher with 16 years of service, and also worked for Eastman She worked on the V-Mail Project during World War II. She was a member of the Beacon Woods Golf Club and St. Mark's Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her husband, Gardner; three sons, Richard A., Fairfield, Conn., Robert C., Pittsford, N.Y., and Craig W., Penfield, N.Y.; and 12 grandchildren. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • MATTIMORE, MARY E., 82, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) at Gulfside Regional Hospice, New Port Richey. Born in Scranton, Pa., she came here eight years ago from New York City and was a retired patient ombudsman. She was Roman Catholic. Survivors include her sister, Patricia Zaccheo, New Port Richey; several nieces and nephews. Morgan Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • MEYERS, LILLIAN ANITA (FULBRIGHT),88, of Port Richey, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) at Bayonet Point Health Center. Born in Jackson, Mo., she came here 29 years ago from Little Falls, N.J. and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church and member of its Rosary Society. Survivors include two nephews, Michael Fulbright, Port Richey, and James Fulbright, New Port Richey; and a niece, Geraldine Little, California. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • MORRISON, MARTIN D., 20, of Port Richey, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) at home. He was born in New Port Richey and was a lifetime resident of the area. He was Roman Catholic. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Valerie and Michael Feighan, Port Richey; his father and stepmother, Martin P. and Ann Morrison, Port Richey; paternal grandmother, Mora Morrison, Port Richey; maternal grandparents, Dr. Domenic and Carol Montaldi, New Port Richey; two brothers, Christopher Lefebvre and Michael P. Feighan, and a sister, Talla Morrison, all of Port Richey. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • RAGSDALE, LEE M. JR., 76, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) at Gulfside Regional Hospice, New Port Richey. He came here in 2000 from his native Knoxville, Tenn. He was an air conditioning contractor. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; two sons, Lee M. Ragsdale III and Frank, and two daughters, Marge Tagsdale and Cindy Poland, all of Knoxville; and a stepdaughter, Alisa Daniel, Atlanta; and six grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery New Port Richey.
  • SELLERS, BURKE V., 65, of Hudson, died Thursday (Sept. 26, 2002) at home. Born in Cumberland, Md., he came here 30 years ago from Sayville, N.Y. He was a retired equipment technician for General Telephone Co. and was a Coast Guard veteran. He was Roman Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Diane; a son, Kevin, Palm Harbor; three daughters, Kim Nastwold, New Port Richey, and Karen Thieme and Katherine Sellers, both of Oldsmar; and five grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • SMALL, HAZEL C., 83, of Port Richey, died Thursday (Sept. 26, 2002) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Russell, Ky., she came here 16 years ago from Gastonia, N.C. She was the retired dean for Gaston Community College and a member of the American Association of University Women. She served on multiple committees for the Oaks Club at Timber Oaks. She was Unitarian. Survivors include her son, Douglas J. Dove, M.D., Decatur, Ill.; her daughter, Nancy E. Wiggins, Morgantown, W.Va.; two sisters, Mary Vigilante and Betty Nelson; and six grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • STEPHENS, HELEN FRANCES, 83, of Port Richey, died Sunday (Sept. 29, 2002) at Windsor Woods Convalescent Center, Hudson. Born in Mineola, N.Y., she came here 27 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. She was a charter member of the VFW Post 6180 and a member of St. James the Apostle Catholic Church. Survivors include her two daughters, Judy Hawkins, Wading River, N.Y., and Rose Mary Shauan, Hudson; a son, Gary, Willits, Calif.; two sisters, Vivian Erni and Grace Morehouse, both of New York; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • SUDDUTH, GORDON F., 78, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) at Atria Evergreen Woods Center, Spring Hill. Born in Warren County, N.C., he came here in 1992 from Colonial Beach, Va. He was a senior chief torpedoman with 42 years of active and reserve service. He served in World War II, the Korean War and during the Cuban missile crisis. He later was the project engineer for the Hart Senate Office Building and the Library of Congress, Madison Law Library. Survivors include his wife, Mary; his daughter, Catherine Kelley, Norfolk, Va.; two stepsons, Anthony Renaudo, New Port Richey, and Joseph Ranaudo, Winter Park; a brother and two sisters; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • SWANSON, PATRICIA, 88, of Port Richey, died Thursday (Sept. 26, 2002) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. She came here 32 years ago from her native Chicago and was a bank teller for Northern Trust Bank. She was a Protestant. Survivors include her son, Douglas T., Trinity; and two grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • TIPTON, NOLA L., 67, of Dade City, formerly of Brooksville, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, Dade City. Born in Tavenden, Ark., she came here from Brooksville. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Brooksville. Survivors include her husband, Charles A. Tipton Jr.; four daughters, Jenny Taylor, Dade City, Debi Rodgers, Nashville, B.J. Tipton, Ridge Manor, and Karen Legendre, Bedford, N.H.; two sons, Claude Junior Clabo, Shreveport, La., and Charles James Tipton, Tampa; two brothers and five sisters; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Coleman & Ferguson Funeral Homes, Dade City.
  • TUMINARO, PHILIP A., 72, of San Antonio, died Sunday (Sept. 29, 2002) at East Pasco Medical Center, Zephyrhills. Born in Oak Park, Ill., he came here in 1989 from Schaumburg, Ill. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club. He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and a member of its choir. Survivors include his wife, Noella; a daughter, Patti Kresl, Calhoun, Ga.; two sons, Philip, Hampshire, Ill., and Paul, Chicago; and seven grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • WALTER, GRACE M., 85, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Sept. 29, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, New Port Richey. She came here 23 years ago from her native Binghamton, N.Y. She was a payroll supervisor for V.J. Smith Construction Co., Johnson City, N.Y. Her memberships included Eastern Star, Johnson City; life member of New York State PTA; ELIM Temple 76; Daughters of the Nile Temple, Tampa; Nefertiti Court 84; LOSNA of New Port Richey; Daughters of the Nile Luncheon Club, New Port Richey; Colonial Hills Civic Association and its Women's Club; and Ross Memorial Presbyterian Church, Binghamton. Survivors include her daughter, Diane M. Callahan, Hudson, a son, Richard L., Wilmington, Del.; a sister, A. Marie McNair, New Port Richey; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • WIENCLAWSKI, ANNA, 86, of Hudson, died Monday (Sept. 30, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, New Port Richey. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., she came here 23 years ago from Amherst, N.Y. She was a machine operator for Western Electric and was a member of Telephone Pioneers of America Western Electric. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Survivors include her daughter, Florence Bodewes, Hudson; a sister, Sister Mary Edmundine, Buffalo, N.Y.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.
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    Clearwater

    • CARROLL, BARBARA, 64, of Clearwater, died Monday (Sept. 30, 2002) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Evanston, Ill., and came here in 1942 from Chicago. She was vice president of Parcatol Inc., Clearwater. She was Lutheran. Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Herb; a daughter, Deborah Ann Parkhurst, St. Petersburg; a sister, Penelope Padgett, Clearwater; and a brother, Steve Meyer, Greensboro, N.C. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • CLAAR-WALLACE, MELONY S. "MEL," 39, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) at Tampa General Hospital. She came here in 1976 from her native McKeesport, Pa. She graduated in 1980 from Pinellas Park High School and in 1982 from Sunstate Barber College. She owned and operated Mel's Barber Shop in Seminole since 1996 and was Methodist. Survivors include two daughters, Ashley Marie and Caitlin Danielle Wallace, her mother, Shirley Ann Kelsesky, and a sister, Diana L. Kelsesky, all of Clearwater; two brothers, Brian R. Claar, Largo, and Keith A. Claar, Clearwater; and her companion, Lee A. Yerger, Largo. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Largo Chapel.
    • DUNACUSKY, RUTH NADINE, 69, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) at home. She was born in Shelby City, Ill., and came here in 1998 from Homosassa. She attended Faith United Church of Christ, Clearwater. She was an avid writer and poet and a member of On Top of the World Poets Group, Clearwater, and the Woman's Network with Combustion Engineers. Survivors include her husband, Jerald W.; a son, Mark, Granby, Conn.; two daughters, Dionne Roberge, Farmington, Conn., and Debra Stump, South Windsor, Conn.; two brothers, Richard Manion, Washington state, and Donald Manion, Illinois; five sisters, Loretta Lowell, Maxine Adrian, Alice Keenen and Joanne Manion, all of Illinois, and Betty Skarr, Washington state; and three granddaughters. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
    • LEWIS, EVELYN S., 85, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Sept. 19, 2002) at home. She was born in Paterson, N.J., and came here in 1997 from Hollywood, Fla. She was a musical director/producer of theatrical productions and worked for more than 20 years for Century Villages on the east coast. Locally, she played piano and participated in the musical productions at On Top of the World, Clearwater. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Stanco, Clearwater, and Robyn Winters, Lutz; a sister, Rose Batkin, Glen Rock, N.J.; and two granddaughters. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.
    • MAYNARD, GERALD L. JR. "JERRY," 77, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Sept. 29, 2002) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Morristown, Pa., and came here in 1949 from Wyoming, Del. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Clearwater and was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Eleanor Jean; three sons, Gerald Leigh III and John Emory, both of Clearwater, and Robert Lawson, Valdosta, Ga.; two daughters, Doris Jean Henson and Eleanor Louise Maynard, both of Clearwater; two brothers, John, Blairsville, Ga., and Herb, Lynchburg, Va.; a sister, Betty Pennock, Tampa; and four grandchildren. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Druid Chapel, Clearwater.
    • McGUIRK, MARIE, 89, of Clearwater, died Friday (Sept. 27, 2002) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1999 from Beverly Hills, where she had lived since coming to Florida from East Meadow, N.Y. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Robert Balsamo, Dunedin, and Ronald Balsamo, Scottsdale, Ariz.; a daughter, Rachelle Hagan, Sayville, N.Y.; a brother, Louis Roccca, and a sister, Evelyn Ciaravino; and four grandchildren. Clearwater Funeral Home & Cremation Options.
    • SHOUP, LOUISE, 86, of Clearwater, died Monday (Sept. 30, 2002) at Integrated Health Services of Clearwater. She was born in Rancourt, France, and came here in 1959 from Mansfield, Ohio. She worked as a health care giver and was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church, Clearwater. Survivors include two daughters, Michelle Ferrera and Marie Stallard, both of Largo; a son, John Pontarolo, Fort Walton Beach; two sisters, Adele Heattel, France, and Pierette Wernicke, Germany; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • STONELAKE, JOSEPH JOHN PATRICK, 64, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Sept. 29, 2002) at home. He was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1976 from Governors Island, N.Y. He was retired from the Coast Guard with the rank of senior chief petty officer. He was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Chief Petty Officers Association. Survivors include his wife, Maria; two sons, Michael and Joseph "Joey," Clearwater; two daughters, Susan Stonelake Going, Pinellas Park, and Regina Stonelake Weathersby, Cincinnati; a brother, Harry, Oakwood, Calif.; a sister, Donna Monaghan, Glenside, Pa.; and five grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • TROVATO, JEANNE A., 71, of Clearwater, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Sept. 29, 2002) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Swampscott, Mass., and came here in 1959 from Dover, N.H. She was an optician and in 1971 opened Seminole Optical. She presently owned and operated Elegante Eyewear on St. Pete Beach. Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Vincent; a daughter, Lyn Higgins, St. Petersburg; a son, David Valhos, Inverness; a grandchild and a great-grandchild. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • WELLS, H. RUTH, 85, of Clearwater, died Friday (Sept. 27, 2002) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Michigan and came here in 1978 from Alaska. She was a homemaker and a member of First Church of the Nazarene, Clearwater. Survivors include two daughters, Donna VanderMeade, Florida, and Carolyn Clemens, Alaska; three sons, Henry Wells, Colorado, Dale Wells, Michigan, and Jim Wells, Oregon; eight brothers and sisters; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • WILLIAMS, CATHERINE A. "CATHY," 43, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002). She was born in Queens, N.Y., was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and a board member of the Lealman Family Center. Survivors include her husband, Arthur L.; a son, Robert E. "Bobby" Hogan, and a daughter, Irene V. Williams, both of Clearwater; three stepsons, Heiko T., St. Petersburg, Tamango, Miami, and Maurice A., Germany; a stepdaughter, Rhoda Williams, St. Petersburg; three brothers, Edward O'Toole, New York City, James O'Toole, Texas, and Terrance O'Toole, Queens, N.Y. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    Dunedin

    • DRANSFIELD, JAMES FRANCIS, 69, of Dunedin, died Sunday (Sept. 29, 2002) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was born in Paterson, N.J., and came here in 1995 from New York City, where he worked 18 years for the Board of Education. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church and Elks Lodge 1525, both of Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Eileen M.; a daughter, Tara Murphy, New York City; two sons, Joseph Doherty, Beth Page, N.Y., and Kevin Doherty, Bardonia, N.Y.; a brother, Charles, New Fairfield, Conn.; and six grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • KOURELIS, DESPINA, 75, of Dunedin, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) at Edinborough Health Care, Dunedin. There are no known survivors. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.

    Largo

    • GEARY, JAMES THOMAS, 74, of Largo, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Concord, N.H., and came here in 1997 from Penacook, N.H. He was retired from the Air Force with the rank of technical sergeant and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He then worked as a guard for the New Hampshire State Prisons, for the Concord Police Department and for the Concord School District. Survivors include his wife, Mary; two sons, John, Largo, and J. Thomas, Pembroke, N.H.; six daughters, Mary Geary and Jaima Young, both of Largo, Kathy Vincent, Penacook, Ellen Walter, Portland, Ore., Patrice Jeffery, Concord, and Paula Geary, Ithaca; a brother, Eugene, Boscawen, N.H.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Veterans Cremation & Burial Society, Clearwater.
    • KLEPFER, DOROTHY J. DOTTIE, 82, of Largo, died Friday (Sept. 27, 2002). She came here in 1954 from Indianapolis and worked 20 years as a bus driver for the Pinellas County School System. Survivors include two daughters, Charl Hadfield and Judy Cash, and a brother, Walter Draga,; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • MacDONALD, JUNE I., 79, of Largo, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in Shreveport, La., and came here in 1957 from Indianapolis. She worked in the office of Dr. Karl McLead, Seminole. She was a Gray Lady volunteer at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was Protestant and a member of Indian Rocks Golf Course (now Largo Municipal Golf Course). Survivors include her husband of 18 years, Daniel A.; a daughter, Ruth Wagner, Waterford, Mich.; and two grandchildren, Cole Wagner, Waterford, and Lynaya Kaye, Las Vegas. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • MARZI, R. FRED, 93, of Largo, died Sunday (Sept. 29, 2002) at Sabal Palms Health Care Center, Largo. He was born in Cleveland and came here in 1989 from Euclid, Ohio. He retired after 40 years as a plate maker with Ace Electrotype, Cleveland, and locally worked 11 years as a courtesy clerk for Albertsons on East Bay, Largo. In 1999, he was named Volunteer of the Decade for Pinellas Animal Foundation where every Saturday he expedited the mailings at their office in Seminole and worked in the mail room which was named in his honor. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Betty; a daughter, Joan Marzi, Largo; a son, Richard, North Canton, Ohio; two brothers, Angelo, Garfield Heights, Ohio, and William, Solana Beach, Calif.; a sister, Connie Fisher, Garfield Heights; and two grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • PADGETT, DONNA H., 59, of Largo, died Friday (Sept. 27, 2002) at Mease Continuing Care, Dunedin. She was born in Latrobe, Pa., and came here in 1992 from Las Vegas, where she worked as an exective for casinos. Survivors include two brothers, James M. Hall, Brooksville, and Timothy L. Hall, Eatonton, Ga.; a sister, Becky Odren, Jacksonville; and several nieces and nephews. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.
    • RHODE, WILMA, 83, of Largo, died Sunday (Sept. 29, 2002) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in Detroit and came here in 1977 from Ann Arbor, Mich. She was a retired executive secretary for a real estate company. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy J. Lyons, St. Petersburg; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • STAHLKA, DOROTHY P., 81, of Largo, died Monday (Sept. 30, 2002) at Largo Medical Center. She came here in 1971 from her native Orchard Park, N.Y., where she worked as a beautician. She was active in the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include a daughter, Judy A. Stewart, Clearwater; a son, William E., Pinellas Park; a sister, Jame M. Lamy, Largo; a granddaughter; and two great-grandsons. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Largo Chapel.

    Palm Harbor

    • PNIEWSKI, HELEN, 77, of Palm Harbor, died Sunday (Sept. 29, 2002) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. She was born in Guttenberg, N.J., and came here in 1983 from Toms River, N.J. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Henry, Palm Harbor, and Stanley, Newark, N.J.; a daughter, Maryann Vertitski, Dumont, N.J.; and two grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • STANFORD, ANDRE JOSEPH, 20, of Palm Harbor, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) at Mease Dunedin Hospital as the result of an automobile accident in Dunedin. He came here in 1988 from his native Cherry Hill, N.J., and worked as an installation technician for EBI. He was a guitar player and enjoyed attending concerts. Survivors include his mother, Kimberly Coughlin, a brother, Tyler Coughlin and a sister, Nicole Coughlin, all of Palm Harbor; his maternal grandparents, Phyllis and Bruce Thom, Dunedin; and his paternal grandmother, Catherine Facchine, Cherry Hill. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.

    Safety Harbor

    • GRIFFITH, DAVID JOHN, 61, of Safety Harbor, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) at Palm Garden of Clearwater nursing home. He came here in 2000 from his native Johnstown, Pa. Survivors include his mother, Louise B. Griffith, and a brother, Robert W., both of Safety Harbor. Clearwater Funeral Home & Cremation Options.
    • WEST, JAMES A., 80, of Safety Harbor, died Sunday (Sept. 29, 2002) at home. He was born in Hapeville, Ga., and moved here in July from Winston, Ga. He was an electrician and retired from Anaconda Alumimun, Atlanta. He was an Army veteran of World War II and Baptist. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Dorothy; two sons, Chaplain Danne E., Safety Harbor, and Jimmy W., Oregon City, Ore.; a daughter, Barbara Bennett, Powder Springs, Ga.; a brother, Clyde D., Marietta, Ga.; three sisters, Martha Jane Maddox, West Palm Beach, and Margaret Lindsey and Willray Hinchey, both of Stockbridge, Ga.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.

    Tarpon Springs

    • MALFA, JOSEPH M., 74, of Tarpon Springs, died Sunday (Sept. 29, 2002) at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg. He was born in New York City and came here in 1990 from Long Island, N.Y., where he owned and operated an automobile repair business. He was a member of St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church, Tarpon Springs. Survivors include his wife, Anna; a son, Nat, Palm Harbor; a daughter, Carla DePrisco, Lancaster, Calif.; two sisters, Angie Caristo and Mamie Carone, both of Long Island, N.Y., and a granddaughter. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

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    Kenneth City

    • VOLPE, CARMEN J., 70, of Kenneth City, died Tuesday (Sept. 17, 2002) at Colonial Care Center. A Washington, D.C., native, he came here in 1976 from Philadelphia. He was a shipping and receiving clerk for Jabil Circuit, St. Petersburg. He was an Army staff sergeant in the Korean War. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and Eagles 4250. Survivors include a son, Dominic, St. Petersburg; and a granddaughter, Jennifer L. Volpe, Tampa. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.

    Pinellas Park

    • BARBER, ROBERT HENRY SR., 78, of Pinellas Park, died Friday (Sept. 27, 2002) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Jersey City, N.J., he came here in 1968 from Maryland. He retired from the Air Force as an electronics technician and was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He also served in the Navy. He was a member of the DAV and was an avid bowler and traveler. Survivors include five sons, Robert H. Jr., Largo; Dale W. and Lawrence J., both of Pinellas Park; Christopher A., St. Petersburg; and Thomas E. Sr., Cass Lake, Minn.; a daughter, Dorothy J. Taylor, Joplin, Mo.; two brothers, LeRoy, St. Petersburg, and Donald P., Seminole; 19 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • CARTER, ISABEL J., 86, of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002). She was a Cleveland native. Survivors include a son, Scott Carter, Wesley Chapel; three daughters, Barbara Schmitt, Pinellas Park, and Kimberly F. Carter and Missy L. Hoffman, both of Tampa; and many grandchildren. C.E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Temple Terrace.
    • HUDSON, HOWARD RICHARD, 52, of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) of natural causes. He came here in 1976 from his native Baltimore. He was a driver for a medical supply company. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include his companion, Carolyn Mosser, Pinellas Park; a sister, Diana L. Murphy, Olney, Md.; and a brother, Gary, Havre De Grace, Md. Veterans Cremation and Burial Society, Clearwater.
    • SHRIVER, LEONARD H., 82, of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) at the Villas at Hospice House Woodside. He came here in 1978 from his native Buffalo, N.Y., where he was a dispatcher for Interstate Systems. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater aboard the USS Missouri. He was a member of Faith Church, St. Petersburg. He was a volunteer at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute for 10 years and at Victory Prep Christian Academy Elementary School in Pinellas Park. Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Goodness, Oswego, N.Y., and Sharon Spencer, St. Petersburg; a sister, Joann Petrie, Brocton, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • SIMPSON, JESSIE MAY, 92, of Pinellas Park, died Friday (Sept. 27, 2002) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was a native of Madison County, Ala., and came here in 1975 from Redkey, Ind. She was a member of Church of Christ, Redkey, and attended McKee Lake Alliance Church, Pinellas Park. For more than two decades she was known as "Mom" and "Grandma" at the Disston Plaza McCrory's, where she served as a greeter. Survivors include two daughters, Florence Russ and Virginia Hauser, both of Pinellas Park; two sons, Van L. and Jack D., both of Muncie, Ind.; a brother, Rosco Philpot, Tullahoma, Tenn.; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.

    St. Petersburg

    • ALEXANDER, MINNIE, 99, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Sept. 29, 2002) at St. Anthony's Hospital. She was born in Bartow and came here in 1989 from Gainesville. She was a member of Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as an assistant Mother of the church. She was a past Worthy Matron of Chapter 113 OES and a member of Grand Union Pallbearers Lodge, both in Gainesville. Survivors include a son, the Rev. Dennis J. Robinson, and a daughter, Mary E. Stanford, both of St. Petersburg; a stepdaughter, Jessie L. Jackson, Miami; a grandson, Lawrence James, Gainesville; four great-grandchildren; and two caregivers, Maggie Fisher and Emma Thomas, both of St. Petersburg. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • AMMANN, ROBERT E., 63, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Sept. 27, 2002) at Morton Plant Hospital. He was born in Newark, N.J., and came here in 1989 from Newburgh, N.Y. He was retired as the director of operations for Headlee Management Corp. in Kingston, N.Y. He was an Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Phyllis; a son, Dr. Jeffrey R., Chicago; a daughter, Samantha S. Ammann, his mother, Edna Meszak, and a brother, Joseph, all of St. Petersburg. National Cremation Society, Clearwater.
    • BRYANT, RUTH LANE, 77, of Tampa, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002). Born in St. Petersburg, she moved to Tampa 37 years ago. She was a former model for Webb's City and St. Petersburg and was Christian. Survivors include a son, Robert E.; a daughter, Linda Bryant Lee; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
    • DYER, PEGGY SIMPSON, 60, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Tampa, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) at Bayfront Medical Center after a long illness. A Tampa native, she moved to St. Petersburg in 1973 from Winter Park. She graduated from Plant High School and Florida State University. She was a Little Sister to Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, a member of Delta Gamma Social Sorority, Phi Alpha, and St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. She was a substitute teacher at Bay Point Elementary School for many years. Survivors include her husband of 20 years, Donald I. "Don"; a son, Jay White, St. Petersburg; two stepsons, Donald I. "Ike" Dyer, Ridayh, Saudi Arabia, and Ira B. Dyer, Louisville, Ky.; three sisters, Patty Polo and Jill Knapp, both of Tampa, and Jackie Gunby, Jacksonville; and four grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • GLASSCOCK, EVA MAE, 92, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Sept. 29, 2002) at Pasadena Manor. She was born in Brooks County, Ga., and came here in 1938 from Gainesville. She was a domestic worker for private families. She was a member of Mount Zion AME Church, its Missionary Society, the Vintage Ministry and served as a Sunday school teacher. She was a life member of the NAACP and was a member of OES Bright Jewel Chapter 58. Survivors include two sons, Calvin Glasscock, St. Petersburg, and Ruffin London Jr., Maryland; a daughter, Eva M. May, St. Petersburg; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • GRANET, HENRY L., 95, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Sept. 26, 2002) at Suncoast Manor Health Center. A Brooklyn, N.Y., native, he came here in 1974 from New York City, where he was a drafting engineer for CBS. He was a member of the Universalist Unitarian Fellowship in St. Petersburg. Survivors include a daughter, Dvora Krueger, Schondorf, Germany; a son, Peter, Thousand Oaks, Calif.; a brother, Herbert L., York, Pa.; and four grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • GRUDZIEN, MARY J., 86, of Las Vegas, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Sept. 10, 2002) in Las Vegas. She was born in Tazewell, Tenn., and moved to Las Vegas from St. Petersburg four years ago. She was a homemaker. She was Catholic. Survivors include two daughters, Phyllis Fetcho, Las Vegas, and Sylvia Ward, Hamburg, N.Y.; a brother, Louis Cassinelli; two sisters, Cathryn Siegrist and Lucia Schoening; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Desert Memorial Cremation and Burial Society, Las Vegas.
    • KAMINSKY, AUDREY, 73, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Sept. 29, 2002) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here in 1998 from Philadelphia. She was a rabbinical administrative assistant at Temple Emmanu-el, New York City, and Knesset Israel, Philadelphia. She was a member of Temple Beth-El, St. Petersburg, and its Sisterhood and Yiddish Vinkyl. Survivors include two sons, Jay, Seminole, and Mark, Brooklyn; a sister, Elaine Reiss, Brooklyn; and five grandchildren, Jared, Shelby, Rachel, Nancy and Alex. Beth David South Chapel of David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg.
    • KLINE, RAYMOND C., 79, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Sept. 27, 2002) at his daughter's home in St. Petersburg. He came here in 1981 from his native Allentown, Pa., where he retired as the owner and operator of a landscape and tree service. He was a security guard for St. Anthony's Hospital for seven years. In 1938, he assisted with the construction of Shangri-La, now Camp David, the summer retreat of former President Franklin D. Roosevelt, at Catoctin Mountain in Maryland. He worked for the Entomology Department of the Department of Agriculture and was a machinist for Western Electric and Mack Trucks. He was Protestant. He was an avid NASCAR fan and member. He was a sponsor for boys basketball programs and exchange students. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; two sons, Raymond Jr. and Michael, a daughter, Kathy K. Kindt, and three grandsons; and two great-grandchildren. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • KORNFIELD, HENRIETTA S., 96, of Pembroke Pines, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Sept. 29, 2002) at Kindred Hospital in Hollywood, Fla. She came to St. Petersburg in 1929 from her native New York City and lived here for 58 years before she moved to Pembroke Pines. She worked in her family's business, Aunt Martha's Candy Shop. She retired after 25 years of service with Rutland Bank. She was an avid needleworker since childhood. She was an active, lifetime member of Congregation B'nai Israel, St. Petersburg. Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Forer, Florida; two sons, Melvin Kornfield, Florida and Howard Kornfield, Georgia; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Beth David South Chapel of David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg.
    • MORGAN, REBECCA P., 82, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) at Tandem Health Care of St. Petersburg. She was born in Garrett, Ind., and came here in 1972 from Fort Myers. She was a homemaker and a member of Lealman Church of the Nazarene. She was a volunteer security guard at Lealman Park, served on the board of the St. Petersburg Coin Collectors Club, was a member of the Salvation Army Home League and served as a junior auxiliary officer of DAV Chapter 9. She was inducted into the Senior Hall of Fame and was given a key to the city of St. Petersburg by former Mayor David Fischer. Survivors include two sons, Charles W. Poffenbarger, St. Petersburg, and Maurice L. Poffenbarger, Michigan; a daughter, Betty Lou Compher, St. Petersburg; a sister, Zella Pulver, California; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • POWELL, CARL J. JR., 51, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) at home. He came here in 1954 from his native Chester, Pa. He was a welder for Orange State Steel and was a member of Transfiguration Catholic Church. He was an Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife, Debbie D. Powell, and three stepdaughters, Natalie Ward, Margaret Downey and Jennifer Patredis, all of St. Petersburg; his mother, Joan V. Powell, Seminole; three brothers, Pete P., Christopher A. and Joel P. Powell, and four sisters, Joan V. Bates, Pamela J. McGeorge, Kelley T. Joyner and Mickey Brame, all of St. Petersburg; and many grandchildren, including Alisha Patredis. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Service, St. Petersburg.
    • SIEBER, M. PHYLLIS MARSDEN, 84, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Sept. 29, 2002) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Warren, R.I., she came here in 1979 from Bristol, R.I. She was a retired detective for Colbert's Detective Agency in Rhode Island. She was a member of Garden of Peace Lutheran Church and the St. Petersburg Country Club. Survivors include her husband, Edward R.; a daughter, Cynthia L. Marsden, Freeport, Maine; a son, Robert E. Marsden, Portsmouth, R.I.; two stepdaughters, Sharon Wallin, and Carole Pommer, both of Erie, Pa.; a stepson, Edward G. Sieber, Seminole; and a granddaughter. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, Gulfport Chapel.
    • THOMSON, JANET E., 91, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) at St. Anthony's Hospital. She was born in Waterbury, Conn., and came here in 1978 from Connecticut. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her companion, Brenda Wright, Largo. National Cremation Society, Clearwater.
    • THRASHER, LaVERNE A., 84, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Born in Chardon, Ohio, she came here in 1966 from Painesville, Ohio. She was the former office manager for James Strickland, DPM, where she worked for 20 years. She was a member of OES Clover Chapter 201, Burton, Ohio. She was Protestant. Survivors include a son, Jeff Crellin, Gulfport; a daughter, Laurie K. Thomas, Dade City; four grandchildren, Wade Thomas and Shannon K. Bodi, both of San Antonio, Fla. Amanda Shepard, Largo, and Reina Crellin, St. Petersburg; and two great-grandchildren. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

    South Pasadena

    • PADEN, GRACE, 84, of South Pasadena, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) at Pasadena Manor. She was born in Greensburg, Pa., and came here in 1973 from Irwin, Pa. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church and the Gleaners Sunday school class. Survivors include two sons, Dallas Paden, St. Petersburg, and William Paden, Bradenton; a daughter, Pamela Crosby, Byron, N.Y.; a sister, Ivy Pratt, Jeannette, Pa.; a brother, Carl Harrold, Greensburg, Pa.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    Seminole

    • DEUTSCH, HARRY, 88, of Seminole, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Utica, N.Y., and came here in 1977. He was a management supervisor for Pan Am Airways. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Pan Am Retirees and served as Suncoast Chapter president. He was a member of the Johannesburg Triumph Sports Car Club and was a past president of the Edgewater Pines Mobile Home Park, Seminole. He was a Mason and a election poll worker in Seminole. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Arlene; two sons, Daniel, Newberg, Ore., and David, Moreno Valley, Calif.; three daughters, Debra Zwanepoel, South Africa; Denise Jenkins, Mead, Wash.; and Dena Morse, Portland, Ore.; two stepdaughters, Gail Shean, Topsham, Maine, and Nancy Porter, Worcester, Mass.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • WILLIAMS, FRANKLYN T., 83, of Seminole, died Sunday (Sept. 29, 2002) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in New York City and came here 30 years ago. He was a trucking executive and a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. He was an Army warrant officer in World War II. He was a member of Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Assembly. Survivors include his wife, Jean M.; a son, Timothy, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Siobhan Odom, Seminole; a brother, George A., Cortland, N.Y.; and six grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral Services, Largo.
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    • CONLEY, RUTH E., 86, of Tierra Verde, died Monday (Sept. 30, 2002) at Bon Scours Maria Manor. She came here two years ago from her native Philadelphia. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Clemen's Catholic Church, Philadelphia. She attended St. John's Catholic Church, St. Pete Beach. Survivors include her husband, Joseph J.; two sons, Joseph J. Jr., Tierra Verde, and Thomas, St. Petersburg; and four grandchildren, Joseph III, Kelly, Thomas and Nicole. International Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
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