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November 11, 2002
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Monday, November 11, 2002

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

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  • BANEY, PAUL RUSSELL, 71, of Homosassa, died Friday (Nov. 8, 2002) at home under the care of family and Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Mishawaka, Ind., he came here in 1971 from St. Petersburg. He was a retired spray painter for power plants and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Burnis; two sons, Michael and Phil Good, both of Marietta, Ga.; two stepsons, Gene Owens, Marion, Ind., and Carl Owens, Plymouth, Mich.; five brothers, Wayne, South Bend, Ind., Donnie, Mishawaka, Dewight , Illinois, Ron and Dean, both of Florida; two sisters, Donna Wieczorek, Mishawaka, and Jean Airuenrogge, South Bend; three grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • FIEGE, ROSE H., 81, of Beverly Hills, died Friday (Nov. 8, 2002) in Crystal River. Born in Staten Island, N.Y., she came here 10 years ago from Bricktown, N.J. She was a retired public school bus driver, a former member of Beverly Hills Surveillance Unit, an accomplished painter, and a craftsperson. Survivors include two sons, Robert, Albuquerque, N.M., and William, Crystal River; a daughter, Katherine Belitrand, Crystal River; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home with Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • TRANCHINA, FRANK, 92, of Beverly Hills, died Friday (Nov. 8, 2002) in Lecanto. Born in Palermo, Italy, he came here 30 years ago from Hicksville, N.Y. He was a retired automobile mechanic, and an Army veteran and Bronze Star recipient of World War II. He was a member of Harry F. Nesbitt V.F.W. Post 10087 and Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, John, Hicksville; three brothers, Vincent and Philip, both of New York, and Joseph, Naples, Fl.; a sister, Mae Gatto, New York; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home with Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • VALENZA, ANNA, 84, of Beverly Hills, died Friday (Nov. 8, 2002) at home under the care of family and Hospice of Citrus County. Born in New York, she came here in 1987 from Long Island, N.Y. She enjoyed traveling and shopping at flea markets and thrift shops and was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Anthony, Beverly Hills; a daughter, Joan Sicignano, Islip, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; several nieces and nephews; and her companion, Joe Grenier, Beverly Hills. Fero Funeral Home with Crematory, Beverly Hills.
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  • DEERWESTER, HELEN J., 81, of Brooksville, died Friday (Nov. 8, 2002) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. She came here 21 years ago from her native Chicago. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church. Survivors include her stepson, Gerald Deerwester, Brooksville; and two stepchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.
  • LAUDENBACH, ALBERT, 86, of Brooksville, died Saturday (Nov. 9, 2002) at Oak Hill Hospital, Brooksville. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 20 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. He was a retired welding and electrical supervisor, working on large commercial buildings including the World Trade Center's twin towers. He was a 65-year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union, Local 3, and a charter member of Heather Golf & Country Club. He was Lutheran. Survivors include his wife, Eileen; a sister, Emily Mittelbrunn, Lake City; and numerous nieces and nephews. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.
  • MONTHALVO, DOLORES, 69, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (Nov. 7, 2002) at home. Born in New York, she came here nine years ago from Northport, N.Y. She was a member of the Latin American Club, Italian American Club, Columbia American Club, and St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. She enjoyed cooking and dancing. Survivors include her husband, Hector; three daughters, Teri, Spring Hill, Dolores, Bayridge, N.Y., and Tina, Rockhill, S.C.; two sons, Michael, Chestnut Hill, Pa., and Hector Jr. Huntington, N.Y.; a brother, Larry, and two sisters, Mary Allie and Jean Mohanned, all of Queens, N.Y.; and three grandchildren. Brewer and Sons Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Seven Hills Chapel, Spring Hill.
  • STERN, MILDRED J., 93, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (Nov. 9, 2002) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Benton Harbor, Mich., she came here in 1972 from Warren Township, N.J. She was a homemaker, a member of U.S. Coast Auxiliary Flotilla 7, and Protestant. Survivors include three nephews, Kenneth Zastroin, Tennessee, G. Chris Stern, Arizona, and Richard Stern, California; and two nieces, Lorraine Romansky, New Jersey, and Marlene Stern, California. Wellwood/Grace Funeral Home and Cemetery, Hudson.
  • STERN, OSCAR, 79, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (Nov. 9, 2002) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. He came here in 1985 from his native Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a retired art teacher for the City of New York Board of Education, an Army Air Force veteran of World War II and Jewish. Survivors include his wife, Ida; a son, Dr. Mark Stern, San Diego; a brother, Norman, Moorestown, N.J.; and three grandchildren. Wellwood Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • TODD, IRENE E., 76, of Spring Hill, died Friday (Nov. 8, 2002) at Windsor Woods Convalescent and Assisted Living Center. Born in Boston, she came here eight years ago from Sharon, Mass. She was a registered nurse, a member of Our Lady of Sorrows, Sharon, Mass., and Catholic. Survivors include three daughters, Donna Poppy, Spring Hill, Lisa Healy, Spring Hill, and Laurie Lewis, Holliston, Mass.; two sons, Robert, Norton, Mass., and Kevin, North Attleboro, Mass.; a brother, Thomas Colbert, Arizona; two sisters, Alice Leary, Pennsylvania, and Elizabeth Gorrigan, Massachusetts; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill.
  • WILDER, ROSE M., 72, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (Nov. 9, 2002) at home. Born in Cicero, Ill., she came here 13 years ago from Berwyn, Ill. She retired from Carson Pirie-Scott & Company as a department manager and was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Charles; a son, Mark, Plainfield, Ill.; two daughters, Linda Moorehouse, Downers Grove, Ill., and Laura Sbarbori, Plainfield, Ill.; two brothers, Jerry and Bill Krolak, both of Westmont, Ill.; a sister, Darlene Zawacki, Rockford, Ill.; and seven grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill Chapel.
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  • BOERSMA, FRANCES M., 75, of Tampa, died Saturday (Nov. 9, 2002). She was a homemaker and a member of AMVets Auxiliary Post No. 9, Odessa. She was an active leader in the Girl Scouts of America and Youth Teen Clubs, Sulphur Springs. Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Johnston; three sons, Ron Lazo, John Boersma and Thomas Boersma; several grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Blount Curry & Roel Funeral Homes and Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • COUGHLIN, HELEN, 94, of Tampa, died Friday (Nov. 8, 2002). She graduated from Barnard College, and worked as a buyer, personnel director, public relations manager and fashion coordinator for Macy's in New York, Crowler and Milner in Detroit, and Stix Baer & Fuller in St. Louis. She also served as president of the Tampa Democratic Women's Club, chairman of the League of Women Voters, public relations advisor to the civil defense director of Hillsborough County and officer of the American Red Cross. Blount Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories, Tampa.
  • EVERS, LAWRENCE C. "PREACHER," of Tampa, died Friday (Nov. 8, 2002). He was a 1937 graduate of Lakeland High School and a U.S. Army sergeant in World War II. He worked for Kraft Foods for more than 34 years. Survivors include his wife, Mildred C.; four stepchildren, Patsy Simcox, Nancy Knox, Karen Goodwin and Donald Coffman; two brothers, Johnny C. and Richard E.; a sister, June Carpenter; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Blount Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, West Hillsborough Chapel, Tampa.
  • HOLLAND, FLORENCE B., 76 of Tampa, died Friday (Nov. 8, 2002). She was an operator for Western Union and was Baptist. Survivors include three daughters, Sharyll Rodgers, Ginger Holland and Tammy Slice, all of South Carolina; two sisters, Mildred Sigletary and Dolly Moore; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Suncoast Cremation Society, Tampa.
  • LASTINGER, SHANE, 44, of Tampa, died Thursday (Nov. 7, 2002). Survivors include two sons, Samson and Jacob; his mother, Wyoma; his father, Arlie; five sisters, Shyann, Sheila, Goldie, Cherie and Valerie; and a brother, Shannon. Hillsborough Memorial Funeral Home.
  • RIPOLL, LUISA, 83, of Tampa, died Sunday (Nov. 10, 2002). Survivors include her husband Pedro Ripoll; and son, Otto Biltres. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • SIMPSON, DON L., 80, of Valrico, died Friday (Nov. 8, 2002). He moved to the bay area in 1984 from Laconia, N.H. and was a member of Nativity Catholic Church. He was a life member of Laconia Elks, the American Legion Post No. 0001, and the VFW Post No. 1670, all in Laconia, N.H. Survivors include his wife, Estelle, Valrico; a daughter, Donna Rucker, Sutton, Mass.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • THOMPSON, LEONARD H., 88, died Thursday (Nov. 7, 2002). Survivors include a daughter, Lynn Baskin; and two sons, Dr. Robert Thompson and William T. Thompson. National Cremation Society, Tampa.
  • TRAFFICANTE, SAM C., 85, of Tampa, died Saturday (Nov. 9, 2002). Born in Tampa, he was a lifelong resident of the bay area. Survivors include his wife, Wlsie Trafficante; a daughter, Lucille T. Albano; a brother, Henry Trafficante; and two grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • WILLIAMS, JR., ANDERSON, 78, of Tampa, died Sunday (Nov. 3, 2002). Survivors include a daughter, Janice M. Williams; a brother, Samuel; and a sister, Katherine Washington. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
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  • BRUNET, BERNARD R. SR., 84, of Hudson, died Saturday (Nov. 9, 2002) at home. Born in Richard Hill, N.Y., he came here in 1972 from Long Island, N.Y. He was a retired New York City Firefighter, a Navy veteran of World War II, and Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Robert, Wyantskill, N.Y., and Bernard Jr., Hudson; a daughter, Betty Mandel, Florida; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.
  • DANIELS, GERTRUDE J., 76, of Aripeka, died Saturday (Nov. 9, 2002) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Millbrook, Pa., she came here 17 years ago from Grove City, Pa. She was a tour operator for Anderson Tours & Grove City Bus Company, and a demonstrator in local grocery stores. She was a past senior regent for Women of the Moose Chapter 925, Ladies of the Aripeka Elks, and Protestant. Survivors include a son, Steven, Aripeka; a sister, Valerie Welton, Jackson Center, Pa.; and three grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • FAVALE, DOMINICK, 72, of Port Richey, died Friday (Nov. 8, 2002) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Fardella, Italy, he came here 20 years ago from Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a waiter at Leo and Joe's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria and a member of St. Michael Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; three sons, Anthony, Brooklyn; Vincent, New Hyde Park, N.Y.; and Phillip, Pennsylvania; a daughter, AnnMarie Hickey, Brooklyn; three brothers, Joseph, Florida; Frank, Fort Lauderdale; and Vincent, Brooklyn; two sisters, Mary Vitale and Rose Innacone, both of Brooklyn; and 13 grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • ISBELL, JAMES R., 66, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Nov. 9, 2002) at home. Born in Jackson, Tenn., he came here four months ago from Milan, Tenn. He was an assembler for Pryor Implement Company, Trenton, Tenn., a Navy veteran, and Baptist. Survivors include a daughter, Sherrie Babcock, New Port Richey; a brother, Kenneth, Atwood, Tenn.; two sisters, Helen Akers, Burns, Tenn., and Reatha Clark, Cedar Grove, Tenn.; and three grandchildren. Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • LIVINGSTON, NANNETTA, 91, of Dade City, formerly of Plant City, died Saturday (Nov. 9, 2002) at Heritage Park Care Center. Born in Madison, Ky., she came here in 1986 from Plant City. She was retired from Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and was a member of First Baptist Church of Plant City. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Altman, Dade City; a son, Thomas Livingston, Orlando; two sisters, Jean Moore, Stuart, and Frieda Beeny-Jones, Payson, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Hodges Family Funeral Home, Dade City.
  • MEROLA, MICHAEL, 82, of New Port Richey, died Friday (Nov. 8, 2002) Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center, New Port Richey. He came here 27 years ago from Philadelphia. He was a retired machinist for Steel Heddle, Philadelphia, and Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Edna; and two sisters, Ann Carson, Hudson, and Betty Francesangeli, Oreland, Pa. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • MOORE, JOHN A., 89, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Nov. 9, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center, New Port Richey. Born in Bayonne, N.J., he came here in 1973 from Teaneck, N.J. He was a stage carpenter for NBC and a member of Local 1, IATSE, New York. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Theresa; two daughters, Jean Jackson-Ruby, Daytona Beach, and Joan Moore, Tampa; and one grandson. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • RIVERA, GLORIA M., 79, of Hudson, died Friday (Nov. 8, 2002) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. She came here two years ago from her native Puerto Rico. She was a homemaker, a hospital volunteer, and a member of Sister of Mary Rosary Group and St. Michaels Catholic Church. Survivors include four sons, Thomas, Buffalo, N.Y.; Michael, Hudson; Jose, Amherst, N.Y.; and John, Cherryville, N.C.; two brothers, Miguel Santiago, Perth Amboy, N.J., and Felix Santiago, Puerto Rico; a sister, Josephine Gonzalez, Puerto Rico; 19 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Hudson.
  • RUTHMAN, HELEN C., 96, of Tampa, formerly of Holiday, died Friday (Nov. 8, 2002) at home. Born in New York City, she moved to Holiday in 1968 from Huntington, N.Y. She was a homemaker and member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in New Port Richey. Survivors include two daughters, Ethel Wood, Tampa, and Carole Dunford, Orlando; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.
  • SHIEBLER, KINGSLEY O. "KING," 83, of Port Richey, died Friday (Nov. 8, 2002) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here seven years ago from Dansville, N.Y. He was an attendant for Pilgrim State Hospital, Islip, N.Y., an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, and Methodist. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; a son, William, Jacksonville; a daughter, Mary Shiebler, Palm Beach Gardens; a sister, Betty Gifford, Watkins Glen, N.Y.; three granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren. Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • SMITH, SHARON, 47, of New Port Richey, died Friday (Nov. 8, 2002) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. She came here in 1993 from her native, Detroit. She was a co-manager in the medical field. Survivors include her mother, Alice Smith, Clearwater; two sisters, Carol Mathis, New Port Richey, and Donna Guida, Holiday; four nephews; and a niece. Clearwater Funeral Home, Dunedin.
  • WELLS, JAMES EDWARD SR., 89, of New Port Richey, formerly of Clearwater, died Friday (Nov. 8, 2002) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in New York, he came here in 1994 from Garden City, N.Y. He was a tool and die maker with Grummen Engineering Corporation, Bethpage, N.Y., advanced to Human Resources Administrator and retired after 35 years. He was assistant founder and vice president of Syncor Industries, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Chairman of the Nassau County Senior Citizen Commission, and was an active licensed real estate broker. He was a member of Dunedin Assembly of God Church, where he sang in the choir. He enjoyed traveling, golfing, and was an avid violinist. Survivors include three sons, James Jr., New Port Richey; Samuel, Las Vegas; and John, Clearwater; a daughter, Nathalie Vargas, Atlanta; a sister, Edna Heyliger, Carlisle, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
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    Clearwater

    • ERLER, FRANCES, 74, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Oct. 30, 2002) at home. She was born in Tampa and moved to Clearwater many years ago. She was Catholic. Survivors include a sister, Mary E. Rilling, Clearwater; and several nieces and nephews. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Druid Chapel, Clearwater.
    • WELLS, JAMES EDWARD SR., of New Port Richey, formerly of Clearwater, died Friday (Nov. 8, 2002) at the Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in New York, N.Y., he came to Clearwater in 1994 from Garden City, N.Y., and moved to New Port Richey three months ago. He retired as human resources administrator after 35 years with Grummen Engineering Corp., Bethpage, N.Y., and was assistant founder and vice president of Syncor Industries, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. He was appointed chairman of the Nassau County Senior Citizen Commission and was also an active licensed real estate broker. He was a member of Dunedin Assembly of God, where he was also a member of the choir. He was a violinist, and enjoyed travel and golf. Survivors include three sons, James E. Jr., New Port Richey, John Wesselhoft, Clearwater, and Samuel Alexander, Las Vegas; a daughter, Nathalie Vargas, Atlanta; a sister, Edna Heyliger, Carlisle, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews and cousins. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Largo

    • KOSKE, ROGER M. SR., 85, of Largo, died Friday (Nov. 8, 2002) at Integrated Health Services of Pinellas Park. He was born in Minneapolis and came here in 1972 from Chicago. He was a self-employed automobile and boat mechanic. Survivors include a son, Roger M., Madeira Beach; a daughter, Donna Wacyk, Cary, Ill.; his companion, Erna Warson, Largo; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • SULLIVAN, GERALDINE C., 76, of Largo, died Saturday (Nov. 9, 2002) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in Stoney Brook, Minn., and came here from Minnesota. She was a homemaker and Lutheran. Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Charles H.; three sons, Brian, Sean and Paul, all of Largo; two brothers, Kurt and Howard Wermter, and two sisters, Mildred Olson and Marlene Pollock, all of South Range, Wis. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.

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    Pinellas Park

    • HACHEY, PAULINE R., 79, of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (Nov. 9, 2002) at Gracewood Nursing Center, Pinellas Park. She came here in 1972 from her native Leominster, Mass. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pinellas Park. Survivors include a son, Eric J. Jr., Auburn, Mass.; a daughter, Carol Anderson, Pinellas Park; a brother, Robert Ceruto, Leominster; three sisters, Doris Di Russo and Theresa Jones, both of Leominster, and Lorraine McNamara, Falmouth, Mass.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • YARBROUGH, JEAN M., 60, of Port Richey, formerly of Pinellas Park and St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Nov. 9, 2002) in Brooksville. Born in St. Petersburg, she moved to Port Richey 36 years ago from Pinellas Park. She owned Yarbrough Lawn Service and Sail Inn in Brooksville. She was a member of Women of the Moose, Brooksville Chapter 229. She was Baptist. Survivors include a son, James, Orlando; three daughters, Linda Ferentzy, Port Richey, Barbara Walsh, New Port Richey, and Tracy Cook, Hudson; two sisters, Linda Simpson, Seville, Susan Caldwell, Venice; and four grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.

    St. Petersburg

    • BELL, DR. BERNARD THOMAS, 91, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Nov. 8, 2002) at Edward White Hospital. He was born in Dozier, Ala., and came here in 1949 from Miami. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee Medical School. He was a lieutenant commander in the Navy and served as a flight surgeon during World War II. He owned and operated Bell and Bell MD's PA from 1949 until he retired in 1997. He was a life member of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and was ophthalmology chairman at St. Anthony's Hospital from 1960 to 1980. He was a member of the St. Petersburg Rotary Club and was an avid fisherman. Survivors include a son, Dr. Thomas G., St. Petersburg; three daughters, Eileen Arey, Atlanta, Marti Macon, Winston-Salem, N.C., and Nancy Scarnecchia, Hollywood; a sister, Mary Helen Clarke, Miami; and five grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • DIENER, RUTH JANE (JEBB) CROWELL, 72, of St. Petersburg and Turners Falls, Mass., died Friday (Nov. 8, 2002) at Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield, Mass. She was born in Nashua, N.H., and came here many years ago from Turners Falls. She graduated from the Farren Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1950. She was a lab technician for several years at the former Farren Memorial Hospital and retired after 35 years as an electrocardiogram technician and specialist. She was a member of and served as secretary for the communities association at the Lake Rich Village Community in St. Petersburg. She enjoyed gardening and playing cards. Survivors include two sons, Jerrold S., Lee, Mass., and Michael J., Turners Falls; five grandchildren, Daniel G. Rubito and Joshua L. Rubito, both of Lee, Melissa M. Gallant, Orange, Mass., and Sean M. Crowell and Sarah R. Crowell, both of Turners Falls; and two great-grandchildren, Ronald J. Buzzell and Joseph Rota, both of Orange. McCarthy Funeral Home, Turners Falls.
    • DURKIN, TIMOTHY J., 44, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Nov. 7, 2002) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. He came here 18 years ago from his native Bay Shore, N.Y. He was Christian. Survivors include his wife, Lori; two daughters, Danielle Harb, St. Petersburg, and Kerri Durkin, Bay Shore; his mother, Patricia Durkin, West Islip, N.Y.; five sisters, Patti Durkin and Teresa Durkin, both of West Islip, and Micki Amatola, Eileen Hubbard and Jody Gleason, all of Bay Shore; a brother, Glenn, Mastic, N.Y.; and a grandson. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.
    • HANSEN, GENEVIEVE GIBSON, 85, of St Petersburg, died Thursday (Nov. 7, 2002). Born in Chicago, she came here from Stuart. She earned a bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania College for Women; she majored in English and French, and minored in Spanish. She helped create foreign language programs for elementary school children at the Falk School at the University of Pittsburgh. She also was director of volunteers at Lower Bucks Hospital and director of mobile blood services for the Buck's County chapter of the American Red Cross. She was Methodist. Survivors include a daughter, Marjorie Hansen, St Petersburg. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • HUBBART, PERRY E., 70, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Nov. 8, 2002) at Apollo Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Wheaton, Ill., he came here in 1999 from St. Paul, Minn. He was a retired janitor for the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis. He was a World War II Army Air Forces veteran. Survivors include a daughter, Carol L. Griffin, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Marilyn Schultz, Rockford, Ill., and Emma Hubbart, Illinois; and a grandson, Mark Griffin, St. Petersburg. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • KELLY, CLAYTON JOSEPH, 31, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Nov. 9, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. He was born in Ankara, Turkey, and came here in 1999 from Baltimore. He taught English and history at the Pinellas Marine Institute for two years. He was a volunteer CPR trainer for the American Red Cross and volunteered as a support staff member for the New York Fire Department following Sept. 11. Survivors include his wife of one year, Gatey; and his parents, Alan R. and Nancy L., and two brothers, Ethan and Joshua, all of Clinton, Conn. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • LUCKY, MAGGIE A., 83, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Nov. 7, 2002) at Bayfront Medical Center. She was born in Spencer, Ind. She was a homemaker. She was Christian. Survivors include a caretaker, Francis Smith, St. Petersburg. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home and Cemetery, Seminole.
    • JONES, WILMA, 70, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Nov. 7, 2002) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in McKeesport, Pa., she came here in 1982 from Port Vue, Pa. She worked in operations management for Equibank in Pittsburgh from 1972 to 1982 and retired in 1993 from Bank of America as a customer service representative. She was an Air Force veteran. She was a member of the board of directors of Mobel Americana RO Association in St. Petersburg and Riviera United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg. Survivors include two sons, Ron Jones, Mount Gretna, Pa., and Thomas Jones, St. Paul, Minn.; a sister, Gizell "Margo" Miller, Pinellas Park; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • KEPALAS, DAVID J., 28, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Nov. 8, 2002) at a friend's home. He was born in Elmhurst, Ill., and came here 12 years ago from Harrison Township, Mich. He was a student. He was a member of the 4H Club. He trained and showed horses. He was Catholic. Survivors include his mother, Linda L. Clapacs, Mount Clemens, Mich.; his father and stepmother, Dave J. and Laima, St. Petersburg; a brother, Michael, Chicago; and his paternal grandparents, Jonas and Stanislava Kepalas, St. Petersburg. Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral Services, Largo.
    • McLEAN, JAMES ROSS, 92, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Nov. 9, 2002) at Kindred Hospital Bay Area -- St. Petersburg. He came here in 1958 from his native Manitoba, Canada. He was the cafeteria manager at Webb's City for 17 years. He served as a captain in the Canadian Army during World War II. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Elizabeth "Betty;" two sons, Ted and David, both of St. Petersburg; a daughter, Patricia Juniper, Montreal; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Memorial Park Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • MERZ, WALTER, 72, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Nov. 8, 2002) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Zurich, Switzerland, he came here 24 years ago from Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. He was a contractor, an avid sailor and a train enthusiast. Survivors include a son, Peter J., Verplanck, N.Y.; a daughter, Dolores Shepler, Croton-on-Hudson; a sister, Barbara Merz, St. Petersburg; two grandsons; and a granddaughter. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.
    • PATRICK, BETH ANN, 43, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Nov. 8, 2002) at Bayfront Medical Center. She was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, and came here in 1970 from Mishawaka, Ind. She was a clerk at ABCO Financial Services in St. Petersburg. She was Protestant. Survivors include a son, Thomas Hedden, San Angelo, Texas; a daughter, Tina Kunselman, Biloxi, Miss.; her father, Harold E. McDaniel Sr., and her mother, Sandra K. Bayha Sutton, both of St. Petersburg; a brother, Harold E. McDaniel Jr., Santa Fe, N.M.; four sisters, Shelley Perez and Robin Catalano, both of St. Petersburg, Cynthia McQuay, Tampa, and Sandra Sutton, Redington Beach. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Seminole.
    • REDMOND, WAYNE "MARK," 48, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Nov. 7, 2002) at home. He came here 17 years ago from his native Utica, N.Y. He was a dispatch manager. He was a Marine Corps veteran. He was Catholic. Survivors include three brothers, Robert Redmond, Springfield, Ohio, Richard Redmond, Utica, and Michael Drew, Arizona; two sisters, Jackie Buttenschon and Francine Rice, both of St. Petersburg; two nieces; and seven nephews. Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral Services, Largo.
    • RIVERS, ROBERT SR., 91, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Nov. 8, 2002) at Bay Pointe Nursing Pavilion, St. Petersburg. He was born in Sanford and came here in 2000 from Camden, N.J. He retired in 1979 as a laborer at Atlantic Refinery. He was Baptist and was on the board of trustees at his church in Philadelphia. He was a Mason. Survivors include two sons, Robert Jr., Camden, and John Sr., St. Petersburg; two daughters, Grace Young, Newberry, S.C., and Patricia Jackson, St. Petersburg; 34 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • SMITH, VERDA M., 85, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Nov. 8, 2002) at St. Anthony's Hospital. She was born in Wellsville, Mo., and came here in 1981 from Milwaukee. She was a secretary for church associations and a member of First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg. Survivors include her husband of 67 years, the Rev. R. Yeaman; a son, R. Chase Osborne, and a daughter, Judith Ann Richardson, both of St. Petersburg; a sister, Geneva Squires, Bloomsdale, Mo.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

    Seminole

    • WACKENHUTH, GLADYS, 85, of Seminole, died Saturday (Nov. 9, 2002) at home under the care of hospice. She was born in Colorado and came here in 1996 from Columbus, Ohio. She was a homemaker. She was Baptist. Survivors include two daughters, Janet Morrin, North Redington Beach, and Joan Todak, Largo; a sister, Neva Miller, Toledo, Ohio; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Seminole.
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