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October 21, 2002
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Monday, October 21, 2002

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

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  • BLAIR, FLORENCE MAE, of Lecanto, formerly of Inverness, died Saturday (Oct. 19, 2002) at Citrus Health and Rehabilitation Center, Inverness. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here in 1979 from Piscataway, N.J. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Dolores Staskewicz, Homosassa; a son, Richard Keiderling, Florida; a brother, Frederick Hamshar, Inverness; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.
  • BULL, THERON WILLIAM, 87, of Inverness, died Friday (Oct. 18, 2002) at home under the care of family and Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Pittsfield, Pa., he came here in 1978 from Williamstown, N.J. He was a retired Army Major with 20 years of service including World War II and the Korean war. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Frances; two sons, Theron Jr., Atco, N.J., and Michael, Haddonfield, N.J.; a brother, Arden, Corry, Pa.; two sisters, Dorothy Wenzel, Galeton, Pa., and Eleanor James, Palm Harbor; and three grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • DOOLEY, JOSEPH PATRICK, 86, of Homosassa, died Saturday (Oct. 19, 2002) in Brooksville. Born in Cincinnati, he came here 20 years ago from Hamstead, Md. He worked in National Security/Civil Service, was an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of St. Thomas Church. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • EVANS, WILLIAM KERR, 63, of Inverness, died Wednesday (Oct. 16, 2002) at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Born in Mount Pleasant, Mich., he came here 20 years ago from Caro, Mich. He was a retired truck driver, an Air Force veteran, and Protestant. He was a member of Inverness Eagles Aerie 3993. Survivors include a son, Vince, and a daughter, Valerie Ledworth, both of Clifford, Mich.; three sisters, Alisha Weston, and Marion McLaughlin, both of Fanning Springs, and Georgene Ruby, Caro; and two grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • PAULDING, LILLIAN, of Citrus Hills, died Saturday (Oct. 19, 2002) at home under the care of family and Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Franklin, N.J., she came here in 1989 from Roswell, Ga. She was retired from public relations in the utility company industry. She was a member of Citrus Hills Womens Club and Citrus Hills Golf Club. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, George; a son, George "Bart', Piedmont, Calif.; a brother, George Foldesy, Toms River, N.J.; three grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • STINE, WALTER R., 84, of Spring Hill, formerly of Sugarmill Woods, died Friday (Oct. 18, 2002) at Timber Pines Assisted Living, Spring Hill. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he came here in 1981 from Newark, Del. He was a chemical engineer and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Kiwanis Club, Homosassa, Masonic Lodge, New Jersey, and First United Methodist Church, Homosassa. Survivors include his wife, Doris; two daughters, Barbara Stewart. Granville, N.Y., and Kathleen Wilson, McAlpin; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • STOCER, JANICE, 59, of Homosassa, died Saturday (Oct. 19, 2002) in Inverness. Born in New Philadelphia, Ohio, she was a Raltor, owner and broker of Sugarmill Woods Sales. She was past president of the Board of Realtors, 1999 realtor of the year for Citrus County, director of Homosassa Chamber of Commerce, and a member of Women of Sugarmill Woods and First United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband of 44 years, William; two sons, Ric and Rusty, both of Homosassa; her mother, Elva Russell, Englewood; and a brother, Edward Russell, Angola, Ind. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
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  • JERKINS, AUDREY MARIE, 72, of Brooksville, died Friday (Oct. 18, 2002) Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center, Brooksville. Born in Searcy, Ark., she came here 40 years ago from Hillsborough County. She enjoyed bowling, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Ridge Manor and Gideon Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband, Walter; a son, Walter, Brooksville; and three grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Brooksville.
  • KELLEY, CARMELLA, 82, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (Oct. 19, 2002) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Port Chester, N.Y., she came here 23 years ago. She was a homemaker, loved bingo and cards, and was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, William; three daughters, Katherine, Glenville, Conn., Annette Shanley, Rye Brook, N.Y., and Maureen Brown, Spring Hill; a son, William, Spring Hill; a brother, Rocco Barbera, Riverside, Conn.; a sister, Mary Bellantoni, Greenwich, Conn.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral and Cremation Center, Spring Hill.
  • MASON, ELISE, 82, of Spring Hill, died Friday (Oct. 18, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center, Brooksville. Born in Providence, R.I., she came here 10 years ago from Bristol, Conn. She was a counselor with 30 years of service with Veteran Administration and three years of Civil Service in Japan. She was an avid skier and golfer, a member of Catholic Womens Association and Arts and Craft Group, and St. Joan of Arc Church, where she was an eucharistic minister. Survivors include her husband, Ed; and sisters, Mary Marsocci, Providence, Florence, New London, Conn., Evelyn Cote, Warwick, R.I. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.
  • MAZZATENDA, MARY, 73, of Brooksville, died Saturday (Oct. 19, 2002) Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center, Brooksville. Born in Pottsville, Pa., she came here 18 years ago from Middle Village, N.Y. She was a homemaker and Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Charles Casciotta, Brooksville, and Salvatore Casciotta, Spring Hill; a brother, Aquino, Hudson; two sisters, Josephine Casciotta, Spring Hill, and Joanna Galanti, California; and four grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.
  • PINTAVALLE, ELEANOR C., 84, of Spring Hill, died Friday (Oct. 18, 2002) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in New Jersey, she came here 24 years ago from Waldwick, N.J. She was a homemaker and Catholic. Survivors include a son, John, Spring Hill; a brother, Anthony Messineo, Hawthorne, N.J.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.
  • STIMMERMAN, DANIEL E., 82, of Brooksville, died Friday (Oct. 18, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center, Brooksville. Born in Southport, N.Y., he came here 17 years ago from Elmira, N.Y. He was a retired circulation promotion manager, a Merchant Marine veteran of World War II, and a member of Jesse L. Cooley Masonic Lodge, Elmira, N.Y. Survivors include his wife, June; a daughter, Delores Prescott, Stephentown, N.Y.; three brothers, Charles, Pueblo, Colo., Orrin, Spring Hill, and Carl, Brooksville; a sister, Ruth Maus, Elmira Heights, N.Y.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.
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  • BASO, MARCELLE, 72, of Tampa, died Thursday (Oct. 17, 2002). Born in France, she moved to Tampa in 1952. Survivors include her husband, Elido; a son, Phillip Marc Baso; a daughter, Regine Madeline Thornton; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Blount Curry & Roel Funeral Homes and Cemeteries, Garden of Memories, Tampa.
  • BURWELL, DOROTHY MAE "DOT," 68, of Valrico, died Saturday (Oct. 19, 2002). Born in Washington, D.C., she moved to the bay area from Albuquerque, N.M., one year ago. Survivors include her husband, Jim, Valrico; four sons, Donald G., Houston, Shannon M., New York, Dwayne A. and Philip E., both of Albuquerque; a daughter, Kim Burwell Vance, Bayshore, N.Y.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Serenity Meadows Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • CHAMBERLAIN, VIOLA, 90, of Tampa, died Friday (Oct. 18, 2002). Survivors include a daughter, Alma Claussen, San Antonio.; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Oakley Funeral Home, Dade City.
  • GEADA, LEANDRO J., 74, of Tampa, died Saturday (Oct. 19, 2002). Born in Cuba, he moved to Tampa in 1977. He retired from the Hillsborough County School System. Survivors include, his wife, Reina; a daughter, Lory Gonzalez; and two grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • HEMPING, MARY ISABEL, 91, of Sun City Center, died Thursday, (October 10, 2002). Born in East Moline, Ill., she moved to the bay area in the early 1970s. She was a retired teacher, and was a member of United Community Church, PEO, and the Retired Teachers Association. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Burge; a son, Steven; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.
  • MAGEE, MARGUERITE "SIS" LAFAYE, 89, of Tampa, died, Thursday (Oct. 17, 2002). Survivors include a daughter, "Peggy" Marguerite Magee Menendez, Temple Terrace; two sons, Jim M. Magee, Atlanta, and Dan Magee, Anna Maria Island; seven grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. C.E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Temple Terrace.
  • SCAGLIONE, JOSEPH C., 99, of Tampa, died Sunday (Oct. 13, 2002). He was a self-employed real estate investor and was Catholic. Survivors include one son, Henry A. Scaglione, Tampa; two daughters, Josie Blandy, Tampa, and Angie Lostracco, Valrico; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • VEGA, LUIS, 64, of Valrico, died Friday, (Oct. 18, 2002) in Brandon. Born in Puerto Rico, he was a veteran of the Air Force. Survivors include his family. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.
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  • HIGGINS, DOROTHY, 86, of Hudson, died Saturday (Oct. 19, 2002) under the care of Hernando-Pasco Hospice. Born in New York, she was a long time resident of this area. She was retired from the real estate industry and a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and Women's Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband, Albert; and two grandchildren. Wellwood/Grace Funeral Home and Cemetery, Hudson.
  • PACIMEO, ANDREW V., 78, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Oct. 19, 2002) at home. Born in Akron, Ohio, he came here 12 years ago from Lindenhurst, N.Y. He was a mechanic with Con Edision Co., and an Army veteran. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Molfrid; two sons, Vincent, New Port Richey, and Gary, Long Island, N.Y.; a sister, Sarah Pacimeo, Long Island, N.Y.; and two grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
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    Belleair Bluffs

    • PERRY, CYRIL S., 91, of Belleair Bluffs, died Friday (Oct. 18, 2002) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. He was born in London and came here in 1972 from Orange, Conn. He retired as district manager after 32 years with Rheingold Breweries, Bridgeport, Conn. He worked eight years for Hogle & Neeley Real Estate in Belleair Bluffs. He was an Army veteran of World War II and served with the 7th Service Command. He was a member of Orange Congregational Church, American Legion Post 127 and Masonic Lodge 143, all of Orange, and was a life member of City Point Yacht Club, New Haven, Conn. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Adele L.; a son, Michael E., New Haven; and a sister, Dorothy DuPaul, East Hampton, Conn. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.

    Clearwater

    • FREEMAN, HARRY R., 78, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Oct. 17, 2002) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Chicago and came here several years ago from Hillside, Ill., where he retired as a surgeon. He was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Irene, and a son, Harry R. III, Marietta, Ga. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
    • MacLEAN, ROBERT J., 77, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Oct. 19, 2002) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Barry, Vt., and came here in 2002 from New Orleans. He graduated from Carnegie University in Pennsylvania and worked as a salesman for Rockwell International. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Gwen; a son, Larry, Washington; a daughter, Carla Davison, Hammond, La.; and 12 grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • TICE, ROSALIE, 82, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Oct. 19, 2002) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Cologne, Germany, and came here in 1964 from Omaha, Neb. She worked as a retail sales representative. She was a member of Chapel by the Sea and Clearwater Country Club. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, George; a daughter, Georgienne Emmons, Largo; a sister, Ann Bludau, Milwaukee; and two granddaughters. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Dunedin

    • COPENING, GILES FOSTER "ROBIN," 85, of Dunedin, died Friday (Oct. 18, 2002) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He came here in 1953 from his native Iola, Kan. He was a research and development engineer for Aerosonic of Clearwater for more than 15 years and for MacLeod Engineering, Fort Lauderdale, for several years. He owned and operated A & B Glass in Dunedin, and was a real estate broker. He was an Army signal corps captain during World War II and was attached to allied forces headquarters, serving in Africa, Italy and Germany. He was the first commanding and organizing officer of the Kansas National Guard in Iola. He came to this area to design, develop and manage Cedar Creek Court. He was a member and a deacon of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church of Dunedin. He was an amateur radio operator for 67 years with the call sign K4BCC. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie; a daughter, Susan J. Copening, Orlando; a son, Andrew F.; four grandchildren; two nieces and four nephews; and 21 grand- and great-grandnieces and -nephews. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • MAZAS, SOPHIA, 87, of Dunedin, died Saturday (Oct. 19, 2002) at Manor Care Dunedin nursing home. She was born in Volos, Greece, and came here in 1972 from Dayton, Ohio, where she owned and operated Washerette Laundry & Dry Cleaning. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Tarpon Springs. Survivors include a daughter, Anna Margis, Clearwater; two sons, George, Dunedin, and Bill, Clearwater; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Indian Shores

    • BRINKMAN, JUNE TANDYK, 76, of Indian Shores and Peoria, Ill., died Thursday (Oct. 17, 2002) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Born in Chicago, she came here in 1984 from Peoria, Ill, where she was co-owner and secretary of Brinkman Brothers. She was Catholic and a member of Elks Lodge 1912, Holiday Isles, Madeira Beach. Survivors include a brother, Leo Tandyk, Orland Park, Ill.; a sister, Mary Lu McDonnell, South Pasadena; and many nieces and nephews. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

    Largo

    • BUFFO, EUNICE M., 96, of Largo, died Friday (Oct. 18, 2002) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in Dwight, Ill., and came here in 1978 from Morris, Ill. She was Presbyterian. Survivors include two daughters, Velma Wright, Seminole, and Fern Freeman, Wheeling, Ill.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • HOSHAL, CHARLES R., 94, of Largo, died Friday (Oct. 18, 2002) at home. He was born in Toronto and came here in 1965 from Buffalo, N.Y., where he retired as a salesman for Hickman, Coward & Wattles Bakery Supplies. He was a member of St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, Largo. Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Doris J.; a son, Charles R., Cuba, N.Y.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • MARINO, ALBERT, 87, of Largo, died Saturday (Oct. 19, 2002) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Italy and came here in 1992 from Long Island, N.Y. He retired as a crane operating engineer and was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, Seminole. Survivors include a daughter, Joan MacPherson, Largo; a son, Richard, Coconut Creek; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • ROGERS, LUCILLE D., 93, of Urbandale, Iowa, formerly of Largo, died Friday (Oct. 18, 2002) at Hospice Kavanagh House, Des Moines, Iowa. She was born in Chicago, came to Largo from Antioch, Ill., and lived there more than 30 years before moving to Urbandale. She worked at Paramount Wedding Ring in Chicago prior to becoming a homemaker. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star and Women of the Shrine and was an avid golfer, gardener and equestrian. Survivors include a daughter, Jan Page, Urbandale; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Westover Funeral Home, Des Moines, Iowa.

    Oldsmar

    • TEETS, ROY, 73, of Oldsmar, died Friday (Oct. 18, 2002) at West Bay Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Oldsmar. There are no known survivors. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.

    Tarpon Springs

    • SABBIA, WILLIAM H., 90, of Tarpon Springs, died Saturday (Oct. 19, 2002) at Integrated Health Services of Tarpon Springs. He was born in Chicago and came here in 1987 from Arlington Heights, Ill. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and an accountant with the Chicago Board of Education. He was a member of St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church, Tarpon Springs. Survivors include a daughter, Ann Hollowed, Arlington Heights; two brothers, Joseph, Bradenton, and Charles, Westchester, Ill.; a sister, Mary Cole, Phoenix; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.

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    Gulfport

    • ROTH, MAX, 90, of Gulfport, died Saturday (Oct. 19, 2002) at All Children's Hospital. Born in Poland, he came here in 1985 from Cleveland. He was a member of Congregation Beth Sholom in Gulfport. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Freda; two sons, Sam, Cleveland, and Marshall, Chicago; a daughter, Bunny Newman, Boca Raton; and four grandchildren. Beth David South Chapel of David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg.

    Pinellas Park

    • CABAN, CAYETANO A. "WILLIAM," 76, of Pinellas Park, died Friday (Oct. 18, 2002) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Isabela, Puerto Rico, he came here in 1989 from Campbell, Ohio. He was a steel mill worker. He was a member, usher and volunteer with the sick at Transfiguration Church in St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Consuelo; a daughter, Edith F. "Cookie" Lopez, Seminole; two sons, William, Canfield, Ohio, and George A., Campbell; three brothers, Efrain, Pinellas Park; Aracelio, Fort Lauderdale; and Angel, Miami; a sister, Ramona Ayala, Cleveland; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • McQUADE, FRANCIS A. "FRANK," 74, of the Mainlands of Pinellas Park, died Friday (Oct. 18, 2002) under care of hospice and his family. Born in Jersey City, N.J., he came here in 1985 from Potomac, Md., where he retired as a supervisor electronic engineer for Naval Electronics Systems command. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and retired in 1981 as a commander from the Navy Reserve. He earned a bachelor's degree in nautical science from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y., and served in the Merchant Marines from 1950 until his enlistment in the Navy in 1952. He was instrumental in the design and production of secure communication equipment systems. He received a Navy Certificate of Merit and a Meritorious Civilian Service Award with Special Achievement. He was a member of the American Society of Naval Engineers and Architects and the Navy League. Locally, he was a volunteer at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Survivors include two sons, Kevin, Centreville, Va., and Francis, Middletown, Md.; three daughters, Lucy Osgood, Oregon; Kathleen Goodman, Millville, Del.; and Elizabeth Bennett, Everett, Wash.; a sister, Peg McQuade, Nyack, N.Y.; and nine grandchildren. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.

    St. Petersburg

    • ARANT, EMMA M., 89, of Greenville, S.C., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Oct. 18, 2002). Born in Pitman, Pa., she lived here for 10 years before moving to Greenville in 1993. She was Catholic. Survivors include a son, Walter Arant, Scottsdale, Ariz.; two daughters, Rosemary Arant and Barbara Ziobro, both of Simpsonville, S.C.; a sister, Mary Pugh, Cleveland; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • HOLMES, ALICE M., 35, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Oct. 18, 2002) at Bayfront Medical Center. A St. Petersburg native, she attended Northeast High School. She was a certified nurses aide for eight years at Hospice House Woodside in Pinellas Park. She was a member of United Pentecostal Church. Survivors include a son, Marqueis Walton, and two daughters, Jaccarra Holmes and Adrian Harrell, all of St. Petersburg; her mother, Mary Alice Holmes, Sanford; a brother, Ledarrell, and two sisters, Sandra Holmes and Tracy Holmes, all of St. Petersburg; her maternal grandmother, Jessie Bell McGee, Augusta, Ga.; and her companion, Dwayne Green, St. Petersburg. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • MARION, MATTHEW, 83, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Oct. 19, 2002) at home. Born in Soperton, Ga, he came here in 1958 from Dundee. He worked for Atlantic Railroad Coastline for 15 years, Grandway Food and Department Store and Winn-Dixie food stores. He retired after 12 years from the St. Petersburg Times plant operation maintenance department. He was a member of Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as chairperson of the deacon board, president of No. 3 choir, president of Baptist Training Union and president of Union Form Association of Brotherhood. He was an avid gardener and fisherman. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Estella; three sons, the Rev. James Marion, Tampa, and Grief and Kevin, both of St. Petersburg; five daughters, Ruby Capehart, Jonell Davis, Carolyn Marion and Lisa Marion, all of St. Petersburg, and Gloria Smith, Tallahassee; two brothers, Jacob, Fort Lauderdale, and Arthur, Fort Myers; three sisters, Elizabeth Williams, Atlanta, Mae Marion, St. Petersburg, and Willie Mae Smith, Thonotosassa; 28 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • WARE, WILLIAM L. "BILL," 62, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Oct. 18, 2002) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Pensacola, he came here in 1980 from Mobile, Ala. He worked in technical operations support for Maaco Enterprises and was an owner of Fact O Bake in St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Linda; five daughters, Denise Dubay and Terrie Ware, both of St. Petersburg; Renee Day, Lakeland, Lisa Martin, Greensboro, N.C., and Elke Mann, Cape Coral; two sons, Richard Mann, Cape Coral, and Michael Mann, Seminole; his mother, Virginia Dennis, Pensacola; three brothers; three sisters; and 13 grandchildren. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • WOODLE, EUGENIA C., 75, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Oct. 19, 2002) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Birmingham, Ala., she came here 31 years ago from Minnetonka, Minn. She was a homemaker and a member of Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society. Survivors include two sons, Read Woodle, Baltimore, and Kirk, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Robin Crabtree, Seattle; and six grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral Services, Largo.

    Seminole

    • MEYER, MILDRED IRENE, 82, of Boonville, Ind., and a winter resident of Seminole, died Friday (Oct. 18, 2002) at Woodmont Health Campus in Boonville. Born in Spencer City, Ind., she first came to Seminole 20 years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of Main Street United Methodist Church in Boonville. Survivors include three sons, Mike, Evansville, Ind., Keith, Boonville, and Ken, Pinellas Park; two sisters, Leona Donald, Shingle Springs, Calif., and Judy Heath, Boonville; three grandchildren, Chris Meyer, Evansville, Ind., Jennifer Hoffman, Johnson City, Tenn., and Jackie Meyer, Chicago. Koehler Funeral Home, Boonville, Ind.
    • RAMIREZ, GREGORY III, 54, of Seminole, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. Born in New York, he came here in 1970 from College Point, N.Y. He was a Navy veteran with the Special Forces in Vietnam and was Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Ramirez, and two sons, Gregory IV and Robert Ramirez, all of Ogden, Utah; his mother, Ana Rosa Greul, Springfield, Ore.; a sister, Elizabeth Ramirez, Gainesville; two grandchildren; a niece and three nephews. Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral Services, Largo.

    South Pasadena

    • BERNARD, THOMAS J., 52, of South Pasadena, died Friday (Oct. 18, 2002) at home. Born in Chelsea, Mass., he came here in 1959 from Boston. He was a supply sergeant in the Army and served in the Vietnam War. He was Catholic. He was an avid golfer and recorded a hole in one at MacDill Air Force Base Golf Club. Survivors include a daughter, Theresa Bernard; his father, Melvin Bernard, South Pasadena; three brothers, Doug, Clearwater, Paul, Seminole, and Mark, Des Moines, Iowa; and a sister, Lois Ziegler, St. Petersburg. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
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