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October 17, 2002
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Thursday, October 17, 2002

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

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  • BLANCHARD, JANICE A., 61, of Hernando, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Oct. 16, 2002) at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. She came here in 1981 from her native St. Petersburg. Survivors include her mother, Mattie Dietrich, Hernando; and two brothers, Mike Blanchard, Hernando, and Victor Blanchard, Gulfport. Heinz Funeral Home, Inverness.
  • DYER, EVAN CHRISTOPHER, 21, of Gainesville, formerly of Inverness, died Monday (Oct. 14, 2002) in Levy County. He was born at Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma. He was attending the Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, and planned to attend pharmacy school. He was an honor's graduate of Citrus High School. He was a drum major for the CHS Marching Band and member of the CHS Chamber Choir and Chorus. He was a member of the University of Central Florida Marching Band. He was a member of Fort Cooper Baptist Church. Survivors include his parents, Eldon and Patricia DuPree Dyer, and a brother, Shawn Charles, all of Inverness; and a sister, Heather Leigh Dyer, Waldorf, Md. Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness.
  • GALLACHER, DUNCAN MacFARLAND, 73, of Lecanto, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002) at home under the care of his wife and Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Greenock, Scotland, he came here in 1994 from Neptune, N.J. He retired as an electrical and mechanical maintenance supervisor for Honeywell International, Eatontown, N.J., with 23 years of service. He served in the British Merchant Navy and Army. He was a member of the Crystal River Moose, Beverly Hills Fishing Club and Recreation Center, and Crystal Glenn Club. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Beverly Hills, and was a member St. Scholastica Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Mary A.; a brother, James, Greenock; two sisters, Betty Shaffrey and Anne Prew, both of Kent, England; and three nieces. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • JOSEY, ETHEL "FAYE," 75, of Floral City, died Monday (Oct. 14, 2002) at Citrus Memorial Hospital of Inverness. Born in Lubbock, Texas, she came here in 1961 from Sumter County. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church, Floral City. Survivors include her son, Ronald Lee, Bushnell; two daughters, Carolyn Walton, Henry, Tenn., and Sue Hintze, Ocala; two brothers, Roy Alley, Lubbock, and Jimmy Alley, Oklahoma City; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.
  • MARTINEZ, FELICITA, 70, of Beverly Hills, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002) in Beverly Hills. Born in Puerto Rico, she came here six years ago from Chicago. She worked as an assembler for Williams Electronics (gaming machines) in Chicago, with 25 years of service. She was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Pablo A. Martinez Sr.; two sons, Pablo A. Martinez Jr., Skokie, Ill., and Fred Martinez, Beverly Hills; a daughter, Gladys Rivera, Chicago; two brothers, Jorge Rivera, Puerto Rice, and Felipe Rivesa, Beverly Hills; two sisters, Rosa Arroyo Sanchez and Carmen Rivera, both of Chicago; and five grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • O'BRIEN, ROSEMARIE, 77, of Dunnellon, formerly of Inverness, died Monday (Oct. 14, 2002) at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. Born in Staten Island, N.Y., she came here in 1978 from Miami. She was an elementary school teacher. She was a former member of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Inverness, and attended Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Congleton, Jacksonville; two brothers, Anthony Messina, Fort Lauderdale, and Charles Messina, Boca Raton; and a grandson, Matt Washington. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.
  • ROBINSON, BEN J., 56, of Inverness, died Sunday (Oct. 13, 2002) at home. He was a lifelong resident of his native Inverness. Survivors include his mother, Aletha Robinson, Inverness. Cason Funeral Chapel, Inverness.
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  • BENIGNO, SANTO J., 81, of Spring Hill, died Monday (Oct. 14, 2002) at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. Born in Canada, he came here 12 years ago from North Carolina. Survivors include his wife, Wanda; three sons, Michael, Raleigh, N.C., Lawrence, California, and Joseph, Long Island, N.Y.; two brothers, Sal, Miami, and Jimmy, Georgia; a sister, Tina, Long Island; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill.
  • CANNES, TONY N., 81, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (Oct. 13, 2002) at Spring Hill Regional Hospital. Born in Cleveland, he came here 15 years ago from Miami and was a retired hotel manager. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine M.; three sons, Arthur D., Belvidere, Ill., Stuart M., Yorba Linda, Calif., and Thomas S., Hollywood; a sister, Grace Graziano, Cleveland; and two grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.
  • HARRISON, HARRY H., 86, of Tampa, formerly of Spring Hill, died Saturday (Oct. 12, 2002) in Tampa. Born in Boston, he moved to Spring Hill 12 years ago from Smithtown, N.Y., and recently moved to Tampa. He retired from Amalgamated Lithographers of America. He worked in Boston and New York as a lithographer and teacher. He was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II and a member of National Association for the Mentally Ill. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Claire; four daughters, Marie Lumsden, Fort Myers, Renee Foley, Pompano Beach, Valerie Harrison, Spring Hill, and Christa Harrison, Atlanta; three sons, Mark, Olympia, Wash., Fred, Pompano Beach, and Paul, Spring Hill; three sisters, Elise and Rose Harrison, both of Belmont, Mass., and Victoria Davidian, Fresno, Calif.; and four grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill.
  • HILLIS, MARGARET N., 79, of Brooksville, died Saturday (Oct. 12, 2002) at home. Born in Bath, S.C., she came here six years ago and was a homemaker. She was Baptist. Survivors include two sons, Earl, Brooksville, and Bill, Brunswick, Ga.; two sisters, Helen Justice and Virginia Stokes, both of North Augusta, S.C.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Brooksville.
  • HUXLEY, ELIZABETH B., 88, of Spring Hill, formerly of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002) at Whispering Pines Nursing Center, New Port Richey. A homemaker, she moved to New Port Richey 20 years ago from her native Indianapolis, then moved to Spring Hill five years ago. She was Christian. Survivors include two sons, Paul W., Spring Hill, and Charles E., Holiday; a daughter, Sandra B. Leoford, Indianapolis; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.
  • MATHIS, ISIAH LAMAR, 47, of Brooksville, died Saturday (Oct. 12, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, Brooksville. He was a lifelong resident of Brooksville. Survivors include his aunt, Mary Mathis, Brooksville. Community Funeral Service, Brooksville.
  • SEAMAN, CATHERINE, 85, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (Oct. 13, 2002) at Heron Point Health, Brooksville. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here in 1995 from Palm Harbor. She was a homemaker and a member of the Long Island Club. She was Lutheran. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
  • SWEARINGEN, PAULINE A., 87, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (Oct. 12, 2002) at Crown Pointe ALF, Spring Hill. Born in Richwood, W.Va., she came here 21 years ago from Dayton, Ohio. She retired as an elementary teacher at the Washington School in Dayton. She was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary of Hernando Beach and volunteered for Hernando-Pasco Hospice. She was Protestant and a member of First United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Blackwell, Hudson; a son, John Strang, Montrose, Colo; a grandson; and two great-grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill.
  • WENTLING, LOIS MOORE, 73, of Brooksville, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002) at home. Born in Paoli, Pa., she came here three years ago from Sun City Center. She was a retired coordinator for an interior design company. Survivors include her husband, Lee G.; a son, William S., Fairfax, Va.; three brothers and one sister; and one granddaughter. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.
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  • ADAMO, RICHARD H. SR., 64, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002). Born in Franklin, N.Y., he was a longtime resident of Tampa. Survivors include his wife, Barbara J. "Pat;" two sons, Richard H. Jr. and David C., Atlanta; a daughter, Leslie Adamo Andrade; three brothers, Harold Sheridan, Long Island, N.Y., Robert Adamo, Lutz, and Joseph J. Adamo, Mobile, Ala.; and four grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • ALVAREZ, GILBERT, 82, of Tampa, died Monday (Oct. 14, 2002) at Memorial Hospital of Tampa. A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, he was a bartender and was Catholic. Survivors include two daughters, Gilda Gurley and Mary Ann Crawford; and four grandchildren. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • DUELL, ATHALIE, 85, of Brandon, died Wednesday (Oct. 16, 2002). She moved to the Tampa area in 1974 and was Methodist. Survivors include her brother, Stanley Howard; and many nieces and nephews. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • HARRISON, HARRY H., 86, of Tampa, died Saturday (Oct. 12, 2002). Born in Boston, he moved Tampa 12 years ago from Smithtown, N.Y. He was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II and worked in Boston and New York as a lithographer and a teacher. He was a member of the National Association for the Mentally Ill and was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Claire; four daughters, Marie Lumsden, Fort Myers, Renee Foley, Pompano Beach, Valerie Harrison, Spring Hill, and Christa Harrison, Atlanta; three sons, Mark, Olympia, Wash., Fred, Pompano Beach, and Paul, Spring Hill; three sisters, Elise Harrison and Rose Harrison, both of Belmont, Mass., and Victoria Davidian, Fresno, Calif.; and four grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Seven Hills Chapel, Spring Hill.
  • KAPPEN, PATRICIA ALLEN, 63, of Plant City, died Sunday (Oct. 13, 2002). She volunteered at Meals on Wheels, the South Florida Baptist Hospital and at WCIE-FM 91.1 in Lakeland. Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl, West Palm Beach; two sons, Herchel Lyle, Lakeland and Allen Lyle, Tampa; a stepdaughter, Kellie Boatwright, Tennessee; a stepson, Kenny Kappen; a sister, Dianne Bisel, Dade City; a brother, James B. Allen Jr., Pensacola; and 10 grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • LOPEZ, VICENTE SR., 87, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002). Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, he moved to Tampa 22 years ago. Survivors include his wife, Aurelia; seven daughters, Carmen Velez, Luisa Rodriguez, Nereida Rivera, Alicia Torres, Sonia Lopez, Julia Lopez and Pricilla Colon; five sons, Joaquin, Fernando, William, Pedro and Miguea Lopez; a sister, Inez Hernandez; 27 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • PANICHAS, JAMES, 82, of Brandon, died Sunday (Oct. 13, 2002). Born in Pawtucket, R.I., he moved to Florida in 1975 from Savannah, Ga. and was Greek Orthodox. Survivors include his daughter, Linda Davis, Brandon; and two granddaughters, Angelique Davis and Desiree Parish, both of Brandon. National Cremation Society, Tampa.
  • RALEY, ALMA B., 88, of Brandon, died Sunday (Oct. 13, 2002). Born in Cleaton, Ky., she moved to the Tampa area several years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Brandon. Survivors include a daughter, Laquita Pucillo, Highland, Ind.; three sons, Jeff, Seffner, Richard and Greg, both of Riverview; 11 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • RHODEN, GERALDINE, 77, of Tampa, died Sunday (Oct. 13, 2002). Survivors include her husband, Jim; a son, Clyde Smith; two stepdaughters, Linda Rainey and Nina Greene; two brothers, the Rev. A.J. Steverson and Tom Steverson; three sisters, Lenora Briley, Faye Barfield and Virginia Birch; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. C.E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Temple Terrace.
  • SCHUTTE, MARJORIE P., 76, of Tampa, died Sunday (Oct. 13, 2002). She was a member of Idlewild Baptist Church and Daughters of the Nile. Survivors include her husband, David A.; two sons, Don E. Health, Plant City, and David M. Schutte, Tampa; two daughters, Deborah J. Heath, Tampa, and Mariola Schutte, Southfield, Mich.; a brother, Gerald R. Parkerson, Dublin, Ga.; and two grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • SCIONTI, CLAUDETTE NIEVES LUCIA MANTEIGA, 66, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002). Survivors include her husband, A.J. "Tony;" seven children, Cathy Messina, Paul Messina, Lisa Vaughn, Richard Scionti, Dee Scionti, A.J. Scionti Jr. and Dawn Scionti; three sisters, Ramona Manteiga, Sandra Scionti and Jeane Emery; brother, Joe Scionti Jr.; and 10 grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • SCOTT, ANNIE MAE, 81, of Riverview, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002) in Brandon. Born in Lithia, she was a lifelong resident of the Tampa area. She was a homemaker and taught the Bible to children. Survivors include four sons, Verlyn, Evanston, Wyo., John, Homestead, Lynwood V. and Frank, both of Riverview; a brother, Mike Melovich, Tampa; 20 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • TERLIZZI, MARY M., 78, of Valrico, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002) in Tampa. Born in Bronx, N.Y., she moved to the Tampa area four years ago from Yonkers, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church. Survivors include her daughter, Francine Augello, Valrico; a brother, Peter Tatoli, Long Island, N.Y.; two sisters, Ann Inzano and Fil Naegely, both of Miami; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • WHITE, BEVERLY ANITA, 51, of Tampa, died Saturday (Oct. 12, 2002). A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, she was an operator assistant for Nutmeg Mills, Inc. and a member of Pentacostal Church of God Jesus Christ. Survivors include her husband, Otis; three children, Adrian Devon Mosley, Fort Drum, N.Y., Delecia Kimberly White and Ieisha Anita Campbell, both of Tampa; four stepchildren, Tina Smith, Marsha Wright, Sandra Dawson and Otis White Jr.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • WRIGHT, PAUL EDWARD, 74, of Tampa, died Monday (Oct. 14, 2002). He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was an engineer at James A. Haley VA Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, B.J.; two daughters; four sons; two sisters; and 11 grandchildren. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.
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  • BARATTA, MARY A., 80, of Holiday, died Monday (Oct. 14, 2002) at home. She came here in 1987 from her native Jersey City, N.J. She was a homemaker and attended St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church, Tarpon Springs. She was a member of AARP and the Christian Teaching Network, Clearwater. Survivors include her son, Clement P., Jersey City; a daughter, Angela M. Pagano, Matawan, N.J.; a brother, John DiBartolomeo, Holiday; and three sisters, Jean Baratta, Bellmore, N.Y., Gloria DiBartolomeo, Harrison, N.J., and Helen Morena, New Port Richey. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Holiday.
  • BOBKO, MICHAEL ROBERT SR., 87, of Holiday, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. He came here 24 years ago from his native Johnstown, Pa., and was a retired foreman for Bethlehem Steel. He was American Carpatho Russian Orthodox. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7987 and American Legion Post 343, both of Holiday. Survivors include his son, Michael Robert Bobko Jr., Locust Fork, Ala.; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • CARPENTER, ROGER, 65, of Trilacoochee, died Monday (Oct. 14, 2002) at James A. Haley VA Medical Center, Tampa. He was born in Trilby and returned to this area in 1977. He retired from the Air Force, achieving the rank of master sergeant. He was a 911 operator for the Pasco County Sheriff's Office and operated small farms in Trilacoochee. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a Shriner. Survivors include his son, George R. Carpenter Jr., Webster; three daughters, Debbie Shirer, Trilacoochee, Terry Amburgey and Sherry Hattaway, both of Dade City; three sisters, Shirley Adams, Fanning Springs, Betty Scoggins, Bushnell, and Maryellen Hurtz, Florida; a brother, Ora Carpenter Jr., Trilacoochee; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hodges Family Funeral Home, Dade City.
  • DAUL, LOUIS G., 90, of New Port Richey, formerly of Seminole, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002) at Tandem Health Care of New Port Richey. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he moved to Seminole in 1977 from Cresskill, N.J., and came to New Port Richey recently to be with family. He was a 1934 graduate of New York University with a bachelor's degree. He retired as a vice president, controller and purchasing director of Denk Baking Corp., New York City. He was secretary of the Northern New Jersey Chapter of New York University Alumni. Survivors include two sons, Richard, Ramsey, N.J., and Christopher, Stockton, N.J.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home and Crematory, Seminole.
  • EPPICH, RICHARD F., 77, of Bayonet Point, died Wednesday (Oct. 16, 2002) in Bayonet Point. Born in Detroit, he came here 17 years ago from Caseville, Mich. He was a designer/draftsman for General Motors and was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Betty; two sons, Randell J., Utica, Mich., and Richard J., Sterling Heights, Mich.; three daughters, Gaye L. Andrus, Bayonet Point, Holly J. Andrus, Pembroke Pines, and Leslie E. Wood, Lyndhurst, Va.; a sister, Lillian Klievert, Plant City; and four grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • GRADY, THOMAS, 79, of Hudson, died Sunday (Oct. 13, 2002) at home. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was a longtime resident of this area. He retired from the banking and finance industry and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Catholic. There are no known immediate survivors. Wellwood/Grace Funeral Home & Cemetery, Hudson.
  • HUXLEY, ELIZABETH B., 88, of Spring Hill, formerly of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002) at Whispering Pines Nursing Center, New Port Richey. A homemaker, she moved to New Port Richey 20 years ago from her native Indianapolis, then moved to Spring Hill five years ago. She was Christian. Survivors include two sons, Paul W., Spring Hill, and Charles E., Holiday; a daughter, Sandra B. Leoford, Indianapolis; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.
  • LESTER, JACQUELINE, 76, of Hudson, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002) at Windsor Woods Convalescent Center, Hudson. She came here 15 years ago from Berlin, Ga., and was a retired restaurant manager. She was Methodist. Survivors include her son, Richard, Hudson; a daughter, Jan Lanette Lester, Silver Lake, Calif.; her mother, Allie Scarborough, High Point, N.C.; two brothers, Dayton Scarborough, Hudson, and Danny Scarborough, High Point; a sister, Dee Scarborough, Wiscassete, Maine; and three grandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.
  • LILLEY, JACK L., 86, of Zephyrhills, died Saturday (Oct. 12, 2002) in Dade City. Born in Bristol, Va., he came here in 1990 from St. Petersburg. He was the manager of a cement plant and was a member of the Bet-Mar Golf Club. He was a member of the First Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Barbara R.; two sons, Michael Dunn, Tampa, and Greg Dunn, Cape Coral; a daughter, Laura Renner, Orlando; and four grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • LINDGREN, KENNETH J., 89, of Hudson, died Monday (Oct. 14, 2002) at Bayonet Point Health Center. Born in New Britain, Conn., he came here in 1979 from Old Saybrook, Conn. He was a sales representative for Nabisco and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a volunteer at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point with 13 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion in New Port Richey, Masonic Lodge and Community Congregational Church of New Port Richey. Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Shirley; two sons, Roy G., Old Saybrook, and John T., Brookline, N.H.; a stepdaughter, Barbara B. Hanson, Olivia, Minn.; a grandson and several stepgrandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.
  • MIKLOICHE, JOSEPH, 80, of Land O'Lakes, died Monday (Oct. 14, 2002) at Lake Shore Villages Healthcare in Tampa. He was born in Dundaff, Pa. He was a showman, was president emeritus of International Independent Showman's Associations and was a member of the Greater Tampa Showman's Association. Survivors include many nieces and many nephews including Alan M. Novak, Dunedin. Marsicano Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • SHEAR, MILON D., 98, of Holiday, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002) at St. Mark Village Health Center, Palm Harbor. Born in Pennsylvania, he came here in 1943 from Washington, D.C. He was in real estate sales. He was a charter member and First Commodore of the U.S. Power Squadron of Tarpon Springs, Exalted Ruler and life member of the Tarpon Springs Elks Club 1719 and past Commodore of the Tarpon Springs Yacht Club. Survivors include five sisters, Bernise Thompson and Sarah Earhart, both of Tarpon Springs, Elizabeth Johnston and Barbara Anderson, both of Falls Church, Va., and Jane Dodge, Winchester, Va. National Cremation Society, Clearwater.
  • SUMMERS, THOMAS F. JR., M.D., 65, of Port Richey, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Olney, Ill., he came here from Birmingham, Ala. He retired as a medical doctor of family practices and was an Army Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife, Katherine; a son, Erik C. Summers; a daughter, Christina E. Summers; a stepson, Brian A. Lobodinsky; and a stepdaughter, Julie M. Lobodinsky. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.
  • ZAPPATERRA, ZORE, 91, of Port Richey, died Monday (Oct. 14, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, New Port Richey. Born in Ferrara, Italy, he came here 24 years ago from Astoria, N.Y. He was a cabinet maker and served in the Italian Special Services during World War II. He was a member of the Embassy Hills Civic Association. Survivors include one niece and two nephews. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • ZELEWSKI, HAROLD G., 83, of Zephyrhills, died Thursday (Oct. 10, 2002) in Dade City. Born in Fitchburg, Mass., he came here in 1979 from Maryland. He was a Merchant Marine veteran. Survivors include his daughter, Lee Ann Boughner, Zephyrhills; and two stepdaughters, Shelly Badour and Mary Mary, both of Lakeland. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
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    Belleair Bluffs

    • GALLO, JOSEPH PAUL, 81, of Belleair Bluffs, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He came here in 1979 from his native Westfield, Mass., where he owned and operated P.T.M. Corp. and was affiliated with WORONCO Savings Bank. He held a private pilot's license and was an Army staff sergeant in World War II. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Largo, Moose Lodge 1030 of Clearwater and the American Society of Engineers. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Helen W.; two sons, Michael J., Islamorada, and James L., Westfield; a brother, John, and a sister, Elizabeth Laudato, both of Westfield; and five grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • REMUND, ESTHER H., 93, of Belleair Bluffs, died Monday (Oct. 14, 2002) at Pinecrest Place, Largo. She was born in Peever, S.D., and came here in 1972 from Detroit. She was a homemaker and Presbyterian. Survivors include a son, Richard, Lansing, Mich.; a brother, Raymond Fredrick, Moorehead, Minn.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.

    Clearwater

    • ALVAREZ, ANTHONY "TONY," 76, of Clearwater, formerly of Tampa, died Wednesday (Oct. 16, 2002) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. He came here in 1965 from his native Tampa. He worked as a sales representative for carpeting and was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He enjoyed golf and fishing and was a charter member of Cove Cay Country Club. Survivors include his wife, Gloria; two sons, Anthony C., Clearwater, and Donald A., New Port Richey; three daughters, Elaine B. Carlton and Lori J. Alvarez, both of Clearwater, and Joyce Ann Morkunas, Nevada; two grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Clearwater Funeral Home at Belcher, Dunedin.
    • CONWAY, RITA L., 89, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002) at Sunset Point Rehabilitation Center, Clearwater. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1970 from Massachusetts, where she retired as a secretary. She was Catholic and a member of Top of the World 9 Hole Golf League. Survivors include a sister, Lucille Baldi, and a nephew, Steven Baldi, both of New York; a cousin, John Amey, Massachusetts; and a companion, Gladys Nobles, Clearwater. Clearwater Funeral Home at Belcher, Dunedin.
    • FEIG, JANE D., 76, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Oct. 13, 2002) at home. She was born in Peoria, Ill., and came here in 1980 from Northbrook, Ill. She was a homemaker. Survivors include three sons, Thomas, Deerfield, Ill., Randolph, Kenosha, Wis., and Guy; a sister, Betty Gordon, Clearwater; and a granddaughter. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • McCUBBINS, MAYBELLE M., 77, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002) at home. She was born in Chicago and came here in 1975 from San Francisco. She worked as a bank teller and was Lutheran and a member of the American Sewing Guild and Countryside Country Club, Clearwater. Survivors include her husband, Eugene; a stepson, Richard, Monrovia, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Beverly Waldenfels, Annandale, Va.; two brothers, Clarence Ritter, Safety Harbor, and Leonard Ritter, Tampa; a sister, Evelyn Carlton, Clearwater; and two grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • PADAGS, LAUREN ALEXANDRA, infant daughter of Marla and Eric Padags, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Dunedin. Other survivors include her grandparents, Mark and Margie Readey, Largo, and Jim and Sue Padags, Safety Harbor; and her great-grandmother, Helen Pilkerton, La Plata, Md. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • REIN, INGE H., 65, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Oct. 13, 2002) at home. She was born in Germany, moved to Tampa in 1974 from Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved here several years ago. She was a teacher at Edison Elementary in Tampa more than 25 years. Survivors include two sons, Seth B., Clearwater, and Howie, New Port Richey; a stepson, Marc Wertheim, New Port Richey; three stepdaughters, Lori McMinn, St. Petersburg, Stacie Haught, Jupiter, and Susan Wertheim, Dallas; and eight grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • WIUM, MARGARET L., 87, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. Survivors include two sons, Larry, Jacksonville, and Leon D., Alabama; a sister, Winnie Kalteux, Tampa; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.

    Dunedin

    • LAURSEN, MARY E., 82, of Dunedin, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She came here in 1937 from her native Kissimmee. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church of Dunedin. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Howard L. "Pat;" three sons, Michael, Dunedin, Eric, Dade City, and Keith, Van Alstyne, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.

    Largo

    • MANN, ALMA M., 98, of Largo, died Sunday (Oct. 13, 2002) at the Health Center of Daytona Beach. She was born in Grundy Center, Iowa, and came here in 1977 from Miami. She was a member of Variety Club Tent 15, Des Moines, Iowa, and American Legion Auxiliary Post 31, Miami. Survivors include two sisters, Dagmar Spragle and Ruby Blackledge, both of Cedar Falls, Iowa. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
    • PHILLIPS, MARTHA, 89, of Largo, died Wednesday (Oct. 16, 2002) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in Mount Carmel, Pa., and came here in 1993 from Long Beach, N.Y. She was a retired home care provider, a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Largo, the Largo Woman's Club and Suncoasters of Pinellas County. Survivors include a brother, Russell Stuchlak, Falmouth, Mass.; five sisters, Anna Searle, Sherman, Conn., Helina Watcher, Mount Joy, Pa., Mary Buzolich, Largo, Irene Howanec, Marion Heights, Pa., and Emily Balandovich, Bethlehem, Pa. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • PHILLIPS, THE REV. BLAIR CATHERINE, 48, of Largo, died Monday (Oct. 14, 2002) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She came here in 1967 from her native Columbus, Ohio. She was a member of Largo Free Methodist Church and active in Bethany Cares, a group that assists fire victims with furniture and clothing. Survivors include her husband of 18 years, William L. Frye; two sons, Jason P. Boyd, Clearwater, and Matthew R. Boyd, Pinellas Park; her parents, Mary W. and James W. Boyd, Clearwater; and two brothers, James C. Boyd, Clearwater, and Mark S. Boyd, Huntington, Calif. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    Palm Harbor

    • HANNING, HAZEL P., 86, of Palm Harbor, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She was born in Hursley, England, and came here in 1978 from South Africa. She was a homemaker and Episcopalian. Survivors include two daughters, Judy Gregg, South Hamilton, Mass., and Jane Hommel, Eldora, Iowa; a brother, David Wilkie-Cooper, Monte Carlo, Monaco; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • MARTINI, ELOISE J., 74, of Palm Harbor, died Wednesday (Oct. 16, 2002) at home. She was born in Cleveland and came here in 1982 from Painesville, Ohio, where she worked as a customer service representative in a bank. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church and Moose Lodge 1030, both of Clearwater. She was a volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul. Survivors include two daughters, Susan Glover, Brandon, and Kathy Mroczwski, Plant City; three stepsons, Carl L. Jr., Butler, Pa., and Steven and Richard, both of Pittsburgh; two stepdaughters, Patricia Erny, Pittsburgh, and Patty Seward, Holiday; a brother, Carl Goldy, Painesville, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Clearwater Funeral Home & Cremation Options.
    • WALTER, ELEANOR C., 94, of Palm Harbor, died Monday (Oct. 14, 2002) at Bay Tree Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Palm Harbor. She was born in Ontario and came here in 1986 from Goodrich, Ont. Survivors include a son, Gerald, Palm Harbor; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. International Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

    Safety Harbor

    • KEENAN, THOMAS R., 64, of Safety Harbor, died Tuesday (Oct. 8, 2002) at Shands at the University of Florida Hospital, Gainesville. He came here in 1983 from his native New York City, where he retired as a city fire marshal. He received a bachelor's degree from the City University of New York and graduated from the 101st Airborne Division School and the 7th U.S. Army Non-Commissioned Officers Academy. He was a member of Mensa. Survivors include his companion of nine years, Janice Hampton, Safety Harbor; and a daughter, Mary Kate Keenan, Tarpon Springs. A Direct Cremations, Gainesville.

    Tarpon Springs

    • CONDON, MARY J., 91, of Tarpon Springs, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. She was born in Columbus, Ohio, and came here in 1964 from Detroit. She retired from Michael's Hair Stylists, Dunedin, after 24 years as a hairdresser. She was a member of St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church, Tarpon Springs. Survivors include a sister, Anna Hornyak, Tarpon Springs; and several nieces and nephews. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.

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    Gulfport

    • DEMAREST, SANDRA "SAM," 55, of Gulfport, died Friday (Oct. 11, 2002) at home. She was born in Morristown, N.J., and came here in 1997 from Provincetown, Mass. She worked as a volunteer for the Center Against Spouse Abuse in St. Petersburg. She was a member of a local sewing circle and was an artist. Survivors include a daughter, Marsha Jo Tinker, Williamsburg, Va.; and two nieces, Sara Slymon, Boston, and India Ennis, Brooklyn, N.Y. Cornerstone Cremation Services, Tampa.

    Pinellas Park

    • DAY, MARY EDNA, of Pinellas Park, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She came here in 1950 from her native Findlay, Ohio. She was an office manager and medical secretary for the late Dr. Grinaker in St. Petersburg. Survivors include a son, Geoffrey Day; a grandson, Keith Day, and a great-grandson, Anthony Day; her companion, Capt. G.W. Hasenfus, St. Petersburg; and her caregiver, Lavinia Stembridge. Gulf Breeze Cremation & Burial Society, Largo.
    • McDEVITT, FRANCES "TADY," 95, of Pinellas Park, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002) at Largo Medical Center. Born in West Virginia, she came here in 1996 from Weirton, W.Va. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two nieces, Betty Virtue, Weirton, and Eloise Jones, St. Petersburg; and three nephews, John Moulds, Pinehurst, N.C., Robert Moulds, St. Petersburg, and James Moulds, Pinellas Park. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • THOMPSON, DONALD E., 74, of Pinellas Park, died Tuesday (Oct. 8, 2002) in Syracuse, N.Y. A native of Syracuse, he moved to St. Petersburg in 1980 and to Pinellas Park in 2001. He retired from General Motors Corp. He was a a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth; three daughters, Linda Ware, St. Petersburg, Donna Thompson, St. Petersburg, and Lorraine Stevens, Georgia; two sons, William, Liverpool, N.Y. and Daniel, Marcellus, N.Y.; a sister, Betty Goodsell, Red Creek, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Norris Funeral Home, Marcellus, N.Y.

    St. Petersburg

    • ANDERSON, THEODORE MARSHALL, 69, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Oct. 12, 2002) at home. He was a native of St. Petersburg and the owner of Anderson Lumber Co. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of Pasadena Community Church, the St. Petersburg Optimist Club, the Florida Lumber Building Material Dealer's Association, the Architectural Woodworking Institute, and the St. Petersburg and Gulfport historical societies. He was a longtime member of the Masonic Order, commander of Amvets Post 5, and a past president of Tampa Chapter 225 of the International Order of Hoo Hoo. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Jeannette; two daughters, Leanne F. Logan, Reston, Va., and Debra J. Brain, Crystal River; three sons, Frederick C. Anderson, Apalachicola, Robert M. Miller, Clearwater, and Richard W. Miller, St. Petersburg; a sister, Margaret McDonald, Miami; two brothers, Erik Anderson, St. Petersburg, and Leif Anderson, New York City; and 10 grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • BATSON, JOHNNIE JOSEPH "J.B.," 63, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Oct. 12, 2002) at home. Born in Marianna, he came here in 1980 from Baltimore. He received a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Maryland. He retired from the Postal Service and from the U.S. Army as a master sergeant after serving in the Vietnam War. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Bronze Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with palm and three bronze service stars, Army Commendation Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal. He was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a trustee of the deacon board, secretary of the male chorus and past president of the usher board. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Lillian; a son, Dwayne, Atlanta; a daughter, Linda Batson-Watson, Orlando; three brothers, Jerome, Las Vegas, and Robert and Tommie, both of California; two sisters, Jessie Wilson, Washington, D.C., and Gussie Barns, Chattahoochee; and three grandchildren. Zion Hill Mortuary, St. Petersburg.
    • DAVIS, BARBARA "BONNIE," 63, of Fort Myers, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Oct. 13, 2002). She was born in Hicksville, N.Y. Survivors include her husband, Bruce; three daughters, Karen Bayler, Marlys "Marcie" May and Megan Rider; and a son, Brett Bayley. Anderson Funeral Home, Fort Myers.
    • EMBRY, TYREE JACKSON, 73, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Oct. 14, 2002) at home. Born in Chase City, Va., he came to the area in 1959 from Thomasville, N.C. He worked for GTE and was a member of American Legion Post 0400 and the VFW in Summerfield. He was a Korean War Army veteran. Survivors include two sons, Ross, St. Petersburg, and Steve, York, Pa.; and a brother, Rufus, Lilburn, Ga. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach.
    • ESTEP, MICHAEL "MIKE," 49, of Homosassa, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Oct. 14, 2002) at home. Born in Charleston, W.Va., he moved to Homosassa three years ago from St. Petersburg. He was plant manager for Crest Cabinets in St. Petersburg, and was a pilot with Red Baron Aviation. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the St. Petersburg VFW Post. He was a captain with the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Survivors include his wife, Sharon (Hamill); a son, Kelly, Lavonia, Ga.; a daughter, Shelly McCurley, Toccoa, Ga.; a stepson, Shane Schippers, and a stepdaughter, Denise Dicks, and his mother, Connie Miller, all of Homosassa; two sisters, Tracey Estep, Homosassa, and Dana Gilbert Hangarten, St. Petersburg; and four grandchildren. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
    • FOULKS, MARY JANE GIPSON, 80, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002) in New York. She was born in Marion, Ind. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Ladies of the Knights of Columbus Council 2105, Catholic Daughters and VFW Post 4364 Ladies Auxiliary. Survivors include four daughters, Mary Beth Allen, Patricia Arehart, Kathleen Golden and Mary Colleen Mayo; three sons, Charles W. Foulks, Donald H. Foulks and Paul H. Foulks; 33 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • JOHNSTONE, BETTY, 83, of Ann Arbor, Mich., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Oct. 13, 2002) at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor. She was born in Detroit. She was a retail sales manager in Michigan and a pro shop manager at golf courses in Colorado and Washington. She enjoyed orchids, gardening and golf. Survivors include a son, George Johnstone, Ann Arbor; a brother, Robert Barger; a sister, Norma Hartman; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Janowiak Funeral Home, Geer-Logan Chapel, Ypsilanti, Mich.
    • KING, ROY H., 76, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Oct. 10, 2002) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. He came here in 1948 from his native Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He was a union carpenter for the St. Petersburg Kennel Club for 26 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of American Legion Post 125 in St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife, Elsie; three sons, Mark, Roy and David, all of of St. Petersburg, and two daughters, Maureen Boullion, California, and Kathy McAvoy, Tallahassee; his mother, Mae King, Pennsylvania; four brothers, and a sister, all in Pennsylvania; and 12 grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • KUBICKI, HELEN A., 101, of Pittsburgh, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Oct. 14, 2002). Born in Erie, Pa., she moved to St. Petersburg in 1955. She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. She was a member of the Third Order of the Franciscans. She also was a member of St. Raphael's Church Guild and a volunteer at St. Anthony's Hospital. Survivors include two daughters, Helen Pickrel, Largo, and Sister Therese Marie, Pittsburgh; two sons, Frank Kubicki, St. Petersburg, and Joseph J. Kubicki, Mansfield, Texas, six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • LAUER, ETHEL L., 99, of Orlando, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Oct. 14, 2002). Born in Hooversville, Pa., she came here in 1968 from Roaring Spring, Pa. She was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Cross. She was a Girl Scout leader for 20 years and also taught Bible studies. She was a member of OES and the American Legion Auxiliary. She moved to Orlando in 1997. Survivors include a son, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) J.B. Lauer, Orlando; a daughter, Jean Myers, Bridgeville, Pa.; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • McGAHEY, WILBUR RAYMOND "BILL," 86, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Oct. 14, 2002) at the Mariner Health Nursing Home of Pinellas Point. He was born in Rennerdale, Pa., and came here from Philadelphia. He worked for the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., and was a civilian employee of MacDill Air Force Base and Homestead Air Force Base, retiring in 1975. He later worked for the state Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services. He was a member of the National Federation of Retired Federal Employees. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Betty Irene; a daughter, Cheryl Anne Smith, Oklahoma City; a son, Roger Alan McGahey, St. Petersburg and several grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • SZABRIES, MANFRED H. "FRED," 63, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Born in Memal, Germany, he came here in 1976. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a plant manager for United Steel Barrel in Pennsylvania. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Helene; a son, Manfred M.; a sister, Maria Stuart, Audubon, N.J.; and a grandson. Veterans Cremation & Burial Society, Clearwater.
    • VAUX, CHESTER R., 92, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. He came here in 1946 from his native Pittsburgh. He owned an automotive brake service center in St. Petersburg. He was Presbyterian and a past member of the St. Petersburg Moose Lodge. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Bernice G.; a daughter, Melanie White, St. Petersburg; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • WILLIAMS, JEANETTE MARIE, 44, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Oct. 13, 2002) at Bayfront Medical Center. A St. Petersburg native, she graduated from Northeast High School and was a member of Mount Zion African Episcopal Methodist Church. Survivors include five sons, William Roundtree, James Simmons, Emanuel Simmons, Olajuwon Simmons and Joshua Simmons; three daughters, Santria Williams, Laquinda Roundtree and Sierra Simmons; her mother, Louise Williams; five brothers, Ralph Williams, Calvin Williams, Clarence Williams, Lester Williams and Willie Williams, all of St. Petersburg; and three sisters, Annette Williams and Joycelyn Williams, both of St. Petersburg, and Jacalyn Williams, Seattle; and five grandchildren. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

    Seminole

    • BURGETT, EDWARD, 63, of Seminole, died Monday (Oct. 14, 2002) at Morton Plant Hospital. Born in Michigan, he came here in 1990 from Tucson, Ariz. He was a transport operator for C.J. McGeehan Construction in Pinellas Park for more than two years. He was an avid fisherman and camper. Survivors include his wife of four years, Mary Ann; seven children; three sisters; and two brothers. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • CARTER, SYLVANUS JAMES "SKIP," 87, of Seminole, formerly of Tampa and St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002) at Lake Seminole Square. He was a native of St. Petersburg and moved to Tampa in 1945. A certified public accountant for 55 years, he owned Bigham & Carter CPAs until 1970, when he merged his business and became a manager with Ernst & Ernst and retired in 1979. He was a Boy Scout leader, a past worshipful master of Masonic Lodge 265, a member of the band and orchestra of Tampa Egypt Shrine Temple and was choir director for Bayshore Methodist Church, Maximo Presbyterian Church and Trinity Methodist Church. He was a member of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club and the Tampa Sailing Squadron of Apollo Beach. Survivors include his wife, Jane; three daughters, Wanda Bardin Taylor, Dunwoody, Ga., Linda Williams, Orlando, and Patti Carter, St. Petersburg; a son, Robert W., Tampa; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • DAUL, LOUIS G., 90, of New Port Richey, formerly of Seminole, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002) at Tandem Health Care of New Port Richey. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here in 1977 from Cresskill, N.J. He graduated from New York University in 1934 with a bachelor of science degree. He was an accountant and purchasing agent and retired in 1977 as vice president, controller and purchasing director of Denk Baking Corp. in New York. He was past president of Chapter 02441 of the Senior Citizens Club in Seminole, past president of Seminole Ridge Chapter 2569 of AARP, past second vice president of the Greater Seminole Community Council and recording secretary of the Williamsdale Square Homeowners Association in Seminole. He also was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and the Blessed Sacrament Holy Name Society in Seminole. Survivors include two sons, Richard, Ramsey, N.J., and Christopher, Stockton, N.J.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • NASH, FRANKLIN DAVID JR. "DAVE," 51, of Seminole, formerly of Pinellas Park and St. Petersburg, died Monday (Oct. 14, 2002) at home. A St. Petersburg native, he moved to Seminole in 1984 from Pinellas Park. He was a cutter at Interprint Co. of Clearwater and also worked for a year at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was a U.S. Marine Corps corporal in the Vietnam War. He was Christian. He was an avid fisherman. Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Beverly; a son, Franklin David III, St. Petersburg; a stepson, Barry Beard, Swansea, S.C.; a stepdaughter, Courtney Ward, Fort Myers; his mother, Marjorie C. Nash, Pinellas Park; two brothers, Gene, Seminole, and Ralph, Floral City; a sister, Gayle Riley, St. Petersburg; and a grandson. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

    Treasure Island

    • TOWNER, WALTER W., 43, of Treasure Island, died Sunday (Oct. 13, 2002) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. He came here 25 years ago from his native Cincinnati. He retired from the U.S. Army. He was a Harley-Davidson motorcycle enthusiast. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara L. Towner, Treasure Island, and Nicole M. Towner, Cincinnati; two brothers, Gregory Goins and Ivan Towner, both of Cincinnati; two sisters, Viviam Towner, Cincinnati, and Elaine Bastin, Orlando; and four grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.
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