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February 26, 2003
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Wednesday, February 26, 2003

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

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  • BROWN, LESLIE EWING, 72, of Inverness, died Saturday (Feb. 22, 2003) at the Ocala Regional Medical Center. Born in New Jersey, he came here three years ago from Sicklerville, N.J. and was a retired golf course greens keeper. He was Baptist. He was a member of the Lakato Home Association of Inverness. Survivors include caregivers, Beatrice "Bea" and Jim Jones, Inverness. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.
  • GLUMP, JOHN FRANCIS, 86, of Hernando, died Saturday (Feb. 22, 2003) in Crystal River. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he came here in 1996 from Tucson, Ariz. He was a factory representative in the heating and air conditioning industry. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Irene (Land); a son, Michael Paul, Columbia, Md.; a daughter, Gretchen Anne Bentley, Athens, Ga.; and five grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills.
  • KELLNER, MURRAY A., 73, of Lecanto, died Sunday (Feb. 23, 2003) in Crystal River. Born in Minneola, N.Y., he came here in the early 1960s from Hicksville, N.Y. He and his father, Sam J. Kellner, were the builders and developers of Beverly Hills and Quail Run. He was the owner of Universal Communications. He was an honorary member of Congregation Beth Shalom. Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Kerstin (Nyman); four sons, James, Holder, William, Beverly Hills, Robert and Steven, both of Lecanto; two daughters, Donna Davis, Bayport, N.Y., and Della Jackson, Holder; a sister, Lucille Gort, Boynton Beach; and nine grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills.
  • McBEE, MURPHY, 69, of Crystal River, died Sunday (Feb. 23, 2003) at home. Born in Franklin County, Ala., he came here 15 years ago from Orlando. He was a retired carpenter and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Post 155. Survivors include three sons, Steve, Franklinton, N.C., Mike, Orlando, and David, Homosassa; a daughter, Debbie Mizerany, St. Louis; a brother, Burvil, Iuka, Miss.; two sisters, Dorothy Davis, Tishamingo, Miss., and River Mann, Belmont, Miss.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • MERCANDETTI, MARGHERITA, 95, of Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Beverly Hills, Fla., died Monday (Feb. 24, 2003) in Scottsdale. Born in Borgosesia, Italy, she moved to Scottsdale nine years ago from Beverly Hills, where she had resided for 27 years. She was a homemaker and had been a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Survivors include two daughters, Renata Scaramella, Scottsdale, and Odette Condia, North Babylon, N.Y.; several nephews and nieces; six grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • MORAN, DELRENE A., 60,of Yankeetown, died Sunday (Feb. 23, 2003) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital in Crystal River. Born in Detroit, she came to Florida in 1973 and was a resident here for 18 years. She and her husband owned and operated Inglis Kar Parts. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth; a son, John, Inglis; a daughter, Geena Buta, Crystal River; two brothers, Robert Leary, Traverse City, Mich., and Danny Leary, Pinckney, Mich.; two sisters, Alice Hewitt, Quitman, Ga., and Ardis Kurylczuk, Jerome, Mich.; many nieces and nephews; and five grandchildren. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • OATS, ETHEL E., 80, of Lecanto died Monday (Feb. 24, 2003) at home under the care of her family. Born in Hammond, Ind., she came here in 1986 from Detroit. She was a retired registered nurse. She was a secretary until 2001 for Cinnamon Ridge Community Association and continued as editor of their newspaper. She was a past Camp Fire leader. She taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School at various churches. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Richard "Dick"; a son, Richard J., Grayling, Mich.; two daughters, Elizabeth Ann Schodowski, Romulus, Mich., and Kathleen Louise Watson, Detroit; two sisters, Emily McCarty and Alice May Buehrle, Taveres; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • SHERMAN, GARY, 65, of Homosassa, died Saturday (Feb. 22, 2003) in Crystal River. He came here in 1980 from his native Pekin, Ill. He was a retired sales manager with Brewers Distributors and a Navy Seal veteran during the Korean War. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Survivors include three sisters, Cindy Edmonds, Homosassa, Penny Scherer, Peoria, Ill., and Paula Welch, Orlando; a brother, Jim Connor, Groveland, Ill.; numerous nieces and nephews; and several aunts. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
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  • BENDLAGE, MARY ARDOTH MAXINE SCHNEIDER GIBSON, 94, of Brooksville, died Saturday (Feb. 22, 2003) in Brooksville. Born in Lisbon, N.D., she resided in Brooksville for the past 22 years. She was an aviatrix, stuntwoman, wing walker and an avid horse rider. She performed in the circus and went to Japan for a coronation, where she jumped her pony from a 40-foot platform into water. She and her husband bred and raced horses under the name of Ben Haven Farms in California for 30 years. Survivors include her daughter, Paula Kierkegaard, a granddaugther, Alyssa Kierkegaard, both of Duvall, Wash.; and a grandson, Eric Kierkegaard, San Rafael, Calif. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Brooksville.
  • CLEMENTS, CLARENCE, 82, of Brooksville, died Saturday (Feb. 22, 2003) at home. He was born in Saline County, Ill. He was the owner/operator of Maple Leaf Construction and was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Survivors include two sons, Ron, Canton, Mich., and Randy, Romulus, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.
  • KELLEY, ALICE PARKS, 78, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (Feb. 22, 2003) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Petersburg, W.Va., she came here 15 years ago from Cumberland, Md. She was a member of the Suncoast Maryland Club and Nature Coast Maryland Club. She attended Grace Presbyterian Church of Spring Hill. Survivors include her husband, William "Bill"; two daughters, Leslie Huffman, Vienna, Va., and Susan Marcus, Morgantown, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill.
  • KENNEDY, RUTH V., 78, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (Feb. 22, 2003) at home. She came to Florida 21 years ago from her native Wellsburg, W.Va. and was a homemaker. She was Christian. She and her husband, Carl, owned the Dairy Cream in Beech Bottom, W.Va. for 15 years. Survivors include her sister, Helen L. Vogel, Spring Hill; a brother, Walter E. "Gene" Sims, Ocala; and a niece, Janice Palmer, Spring Hill. Turner Funeral &Cremation Center, Spring Hill.
  • MAKUC, ALFRED D. "AL," of Brooksville, died Friday (Feb. 21, 2003) at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill. Born in Lynn, Mass., he came here 24 years ago from Massachusetts. He earned his a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering in 1953 from Northeastern University, Boston. He became a professional dog handler in 1961, and operated "Vams Registered Show Dogs" in Terre Haute, Ind. In 1979, he opened Four Paws Boarding & Grooming in Spring Hill. He was a charter member of the American Boarding Kennel Association, treasurer of Clearwater Kennel Club, and was a member of several other dog clubs. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Virginia E.; two sisters, Alberta Makuc, Lynn, Mass., and Cecila Makuc, Stow, Mass.; and a brother, Henry, Stockbridge, Mass. Turner Funeral & Cremation Center, Spring Hill.
  • NEWTON, VIVION C., 89, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (Feb. 22, 2003) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, Brooksville. Born in Chipley, he came here 19 years ago from Istachatta. He was a retired longshoreman and attended the Assembly of God Church. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn P.; two sons, Thomas and Robert, both of Curtice, Ohio; a daughter, Kathleen Schill, Louisville; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.
  • WOGAN, ZANE L., 75, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday (Feb. 19, 2003) at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. Born in Chesterhill, Ohio, he came here in 1969 from Pinole, Calif. He was a retired truck driver and a Merchant Marines veteran who served in World War II. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn; three sons, Lex Wogan, Columbus, Ohio, Dan Wogan and David Russell, both of Spring Hill; a daughter, Patti Wogan, Oregon; a brother, Joy Wogan, Casper, Wy.; and 10 grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
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  • EDWARDS, JOANN O., 54, of Brandon, died Saturday (Feb. 22, 2003) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Pineville, Ky., she moved to the Tampa area in 1974. She was a registered nurse at Tampa General Hospital and was Christian. Survivors include her husband, Danny; a daughter, Jennifer L. Edwards, Riverview; mother, Amanda Owens, Calvin, Ky.; a sister, Geraldine Turner, Calvin; and two brothers, Bill and Willard Owens, both of Walhalla, S.C. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • GIVENS-NASH, KATRINA, 31, of Tampa, died Sunday (Feb. 23, 2003) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Fort Knox, Ky., she moved to the area in 1975. She was a 1988 graduate of Pinellas Park High School and attended Health Care Institute of Nursing. She was an LPN at Habanna Health and Maxima Agency and was a member of Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Charles Nash; two brothers, Dawayne Givens, Largo, and Rickey Givens, Texas; two sisters, Hope Donaldson and Carla Washington, both of St. Petersburg; and her parents, Rebecca and Jesse Givens, St. Petersburg. Zion Hill Mortuary, St. Petersburg.
  • JONES, DANIEL K., 62, of Valrico, died Sunday (Feb. 23, 2003) at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center at the University of South Florida. Born in Harrisburg, Pa., he moved to the area nine years ago from Silver Spring, Md. He was a marketing manager at IBM and was Presbyterian. Survivors include his wife Carolyn Jones, Valrico; a son, Mark D. Jones, Wooster, Ohio; a daughter, Kimberly D. Jones, Tallahassee; a brother, Dennis Jones, Cape Coral; and two grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • PELIKSZA, THEODORE MICHAEL "TED," 80, of Seffner, died Tuesday (Feb. 25, 2003) in Tampa. Born in New Britain, Conn., he moved to the Tampa area in 1989. He was a machinist and was Catholic. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • RODRIGUEZ, EMILIO, 75, of Plant City, died Tuesday (Feb. 25, 2003). Born in Mexico, he was a member of the Estrella De Belen Church, Plant City. Survivors include his wife, Ramona; eight sons, Emilio Jr, Ramon, Ricardo, Jose Albert, Juan Jose, Manrique, all of Plant City, Carlos Rey, Tampa, and Leonel Raul, Weslaco, Texas; six daughters, Maria Orfelinda Reyes, Guadalupe Eldridge, Leticia Mariscal, Carmelita Maria Rodriguez, all of Plant City, Guadalupe Zepeda, Dallas, Texas, Gloria Angelica Sharifi, Brandon; 37 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • SUERO-BENITEZ, CELEDONIO, 76, of Tampa, died Sunday (Feb. 23, 2003). Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, he moved to Tampa in 1983. He was a Jehovah Witness. Survivors include his wife, Altagracia; three sons, Jose Miguel, Pedro Daniel and Jorge Andres Suero; five daughters, Fior Suero, Luchy Gunter, Susy Suero, Iraiza Penn and Evelyn Suero; 12 grandchildren; and several brothers and sisters in Santo Domingo. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • WARREN, BROTHER JOHN J., 75, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Feb. 25, 2003). Born in New Hampshire, he moved to Tampa 16 years ago. He was the business manager at Tampa Catholic High School since moving to the area, and was involved in education in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Washington. He was a member of the Congregation of Christian Brothers for 54 years. Survivors include his sister, Barbara Smith; and several nieces and nephews. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • WINCEK, STANLEY D., 62, of Odessa, formerly of Safety Harbor and Clearwater, died Sunday (Feb. 23, 2003) at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida. Born in Massillon, Ohio, he moved to Clearwater in 1963. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was the owner of Aluminum Solutions and general manager of Capital Aluminum, both of Winter Haven. He was a member of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; a son, David Wincek, Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter, Jennifer Espenscheid, Norfolk, Va.; two brothers, Roger, Dunedin, and Steve, Shreve, Ohio; three sisters, Pat Rochester, New Port Richey, Sandy Radaskiewicz, Orlando, and Linda Louthian, Victoria, Va.; and a grandson, Tristen. Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • VICK, VERNA RUTH, 81, of Valrico, died Saturday (Feb. 22, 2003) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Columbus, Ohio, she moved to the area in 1995. She owned and operated a retail store and was a volunteer at Brandon Regional Hospital. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and was Protestant. Survivors include a son, Robert A. Davis, Dover; and a daughter, Cindy Willis, Millersport, Ohio. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
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  • ANDERSON, FRANCES MAY, 53, of New Port Richey, died Monday (Feb. 24, 2003) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Perth, Australia, she came here in 1999 from Canada. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her fiance, William Baker. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.
  • BARKER, ROBERT E. JR., 65, of Holiday, died Monday (Feb. 24, 2003) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, New Port Richey. He moved to Holiday in 1983 from Monroe, Mich., and was an electronics manager. He was Protestant. He was a Navy veteran and a member of VFW. Survivors include a son, Robert; four daughters, Robin, Lorrie, Patty and Michele; his father, Robert E. Barker Sr., Holiday; his mother, Velda Selleck, Sebring; a brother, Frank, Austin, Texas; and a sister, Donna Hall, New Port Richey. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.
  • BERGERON, ROLAND EDWARD, 79, of Zephyrhills, died Wednesday (Feb. 19, 2003) in Dade City. Born in Rollinsford, N.H., he came here 14 years ago. He was a Navy veteran, serving in World War II from 1941 to 1945. He was a ship's cook third class and a member of the Office of Strategic Services. He was awarded the European-African Middle Eastern Medal, a Bronze Star, an American Theatre Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He was a 53-year member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Union, and served as vice president of his local for several years. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Esther Frances (Blaikie); four daughters, Roseann Bergeron, Allston, Mass., Diane McKibben, Clearwater, Mariane Donmoyer, Merrimack, N.H., and Brenda Countey, Naples, Maine; a brother, George, Amesbury, Mass.; and three grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • BONIN, MARIAN V., 87, of Port Richey, died Wednesday (Feb. 19, 2003) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. She came here from her native Detroit. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a nephew, Kenneth Grice. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • COLINA, TESSA MAE, 87, of Holiday, died Monday (Feb. 24, 2003) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, New Port Richey. Born in Grant County, Ky., she came here in 1988 from Cincinnati. She was a writer and editor for a church publishing house. She was a member of American Pen Women and the First Christian Church of Tarpon Springs. Survivors include a son, Dale T. Adams, Mobile, Ala.; two daughters, Barbara Jean Shannon, Valle Crucis, N.C., and Debbie Robertson, Fairfield, Ohio; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Holiday.
  • CORNISH, ROLAND W. JR., 70, of Dade City, died Monday (Feb. 10, 2003) in Dade City. Born in Biddeford, Maine, he came here 22 years ago from Maine. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War, serving on the battleship USS Missouri, and was a member of the American Legion. He was Pentecostal. Survivors include seven sons, Maurice, John, Jimmy, Tony and Dean, all of Maine, Bill, Claremont, N.H., and Dale, Cocoa; a daughter, Rolanda Cornish, St. Cloud; two stepsons, Clifton Levigne, Dade City, and Marvin Levigne, Malone; three sisters, Margaret Babb, Bangor, Maine, Beverly Fiori, Bowdoin, Maine, and Glennis Chase, Presque Isle, Maine. 23 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • FREE, NORMA M., 75, of Zephyrhills, died Thursday (Feb. 20, 2003) in Zephyrhills. Born in St. Catherines, Ontario, she came here in 1988 from Niles, Ohio, and worked as a telephone operator for Canada Bell. She was Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Miles K.; two sons, Miles K. III, Medina, Ohio, and David E., Delaware, Ontario; two brothers, Bruce Glassford and Ralph Glassford, and a sister, Lucy Broadbent, all of Canada; and two grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • HALES, PHYLLIS, 90, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Feb. 25, 2003) at home. Born in Brigham City, Utah, she came here 15 years ago from Arlington, Va. She was an elementary school principal. Survivors include a son, David Dawson, Lorton, Va.; two daughters, Linda Zirkle, New Port Richey, and Dennis Ann Daniel, Fairfax, Va.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • HESS, ELWOOD T., 92, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Feb. 25, 2003) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, New Port Richey. Born in Milwaukee, he came here in 1979 from Brown Deer, Wis. He was a self-employed butcher at Hess Fine Meats of Brown Deer and Milwaukee. He was a member of Colony Cove Homeowners Association, a charter member of Brown Deer Business Association and a member of Faith Lutheran Church, New Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Marcella; three sons, Kenneth, New Port Richey, Thomas, Clearwater, and Peter, Elfers; two stepsons, William C. Hesser and John D. Hesser, both of Oshkosh, Wis.; two sisters, Audrey Krueger, Green Bay, Wis., and Dorothy Johnson, Milwaukee; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • HOPKINS, MARGUERITE, 73, of Shady Hills, died Sunday (Feb. 23, 2003) at Spring Hill Regional Hospital. Born in Grand Rapids, Mich., she came here 17 years ago from Oldsmar. She was a homemaker and a member of Bible Baptist Church, Shady Hills. Survivors include two sons, Jerry K. Hoppert, Spring Hill, and Larry J. Hoppert, St. Petersburg; two daughters, Debbra Townsend, Spring Hill, and Dawn Oliva, New Port Richey; two stepdaughters, Rhonda Peterson and Judy Hardman, both of St. Petersburg; two brothers, James Hooker, Grand Rapids, and Don Hooker, Sand Springs, Okla.; a sister, Sandy Vandekamp, Grand Rapids; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.
  • JOHNSON, VERNA O., 97, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Feb. 23, 2003) at home under the care of Hernando-Pasco Hospice. Born in Sweden, she came here in 1983 from Petaluma, Calif., and was a homemaker. She was Christian. She was a member of the Suncoast Scandinavian Club, Pinellas Park, VASA Order of America Lodge 699, New Port Richey, and Lennea Lodge 504, Petaluma. Survivors include a daughter, Ruth Breit, New Port Richey; a sister, Elna Lundmark, Sweden; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • SIM, WILLIAM R., 43, of New Port Richey, died Monday (Feb. 24, 2003) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, New Port Richey. He came here eight years ago from his native Chicago. He was employed by D&S Carpet Cleaning and was an Army veteran. He was a member of Calvary Chapel Worship Center, New Port Richey. Survivors include his parents, William and Christel, Lehigh Acres; two brothers, Douglas, Crestwood, Ill., and Michael, Oak Lawn, Ill.; and two sisters, Cynthia Ghilardi, Oak Forest, Ill., and Suzanne Shupe, Valparaiso, Ind. Morgan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • TINBERG, PAUL E., 89, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Feb. 23, 2003) at Orchard Ridge Nursing Center, New Port Richey. Born in Galesburg, Ill., he came here in 1979 from Harvey, Ill. He was a forger for Wyman-Gordon, Harvey, Ill., with 30 years of service. He was Lutheran. Survivors include his wife, Carol; a son, Michael E., New Port Richey; two daughters, Karen Friend, Tennessee, and Denise Pignotti, Sarasota; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.
  • VERNON, ROBERT JOHN SR., 56, of Hudson, died Tuesday (Feb. 25, 2003) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here in 2000 from Manorville, N.Y. He was an electronic design engineer with Cosmos/Kabar for 33 years. Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Mary; two sons, Robert John Jr., Citrus Springs, and Steven Paul, Spring Hill; three daughters, Dawn Marie Jacobson and Tracie Ann Helfrich, both of Freeport, N.Y., and Tamara Lynn Hutter, Spring Hill; two brothers, Edward, Rochester, N.Y., and Michael, Seattle; a sister, Patricia McGuirk, Portland, Ore.; and eight grandchildren. Wellwood/Grace Funeral Home & Cemetery, Hudson.
  • WILKENS, FREDERICK CLYDE, 85, of Zephyrhills, died Saturday (Feb. 22, 2003) in Dade City. Born in Willard, N.Y., he came here in 1979 from Auburn, N.Y. He owned a plumbing and heating company. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Battle of the Bulge, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was an Episcopalian. Survivors include his wife, Ellen; a son, Stephen F., Zephyrhills; a daughter, Bette Ann Tucker, Skaneateles Falls, N.Y.; and three grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
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    Belleair

    • BOWEN, WILLIAM E., 68, of Belleair, formerly of Belleair Beach, died Sunday (Feb. 16, 2003) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Louisburg, N.C., and came here in 1983 from Senoia, Ga. He retired as a DC-10 captain for United Airlines after 29 years of service. He was an Air Force fighter pilot, serving as a major in the Vietnam War and in the Air Force Reserves from 1965 to 1970. He was a 1955 graduate of the University of Georgia. He was a member of Church of the Isles Congregational in Indian Rocks Beach, where he served on the church council board of trustees and as an usher. He was a member of the University of Georgia Alumni Association, Delta Tau Delta fraternity, Retired United Pilots Association, Masonic Lodge 82, Senoia, and Belleair Country Club. Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Marilyn P., a son, Stuart L., San Jose, Calif., a daughter, Katherine E. Hommert, Alameda, Calif.; a brother, Dr. Richard L., Hattiesburg, Miss.; a stepsister, Joanna Gilmer, Asheboro, N.C.; and three grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

    Clearwater

    • BATES, BARBARA E., 83, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Feb. 20, 2003) at Palm Garden of Pinellas, Largo. She was born in Providence, R.I., and came here in 2000 from Plymouth, Mass., where she retired as a teller for Mayflower Bank. She was Protestant and a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Survivors include two sons, Edward, Clearwater, and Curtis, Chelmsford, Mass.; a sister, Ruth Harvey, Clearwater; and two brothers, Ray Waite, Rochester, N.Y., and Ted Debbel; and three grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • BLENNERHASSETT, JAMES DAVID, 88, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Feb. 23, 2003) at Integrated Health Services skilled nursing facility, Clearwater. He was born in Norwalk, Conn., and came here in 1985 from West Haven, Conn. He was a construction engineer and owner of Blennerhassett Construction Co. He was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War and served with the 143rd Tank Battalion and the 102nd Infantry. He was Episcopalian and a member of Masonic Annawon Lodge 115, West Haven, and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include a stepdaughter, several nephews and nieces; and four stepgrandchildren. Veterans Cremation & Burial Society, Clearwater.
    • COLEMAN, WILLIAM E., 76, of Clearwater, died Monday (Feb. 24, 2003) at Morton Plant Rehabilitation Center, Clearwater. He came here in 1947 from his native Reidsville, N.C. He retired from GTE and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of the United States LST Association. He was a member of Skycrest Baptist Church, Clearwater, and was active in its homebound ministry. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Mildred. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • CONNOR, JOSEPHINE "JOSIE," 75, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Feb. 23, 2003) at home. She came here in 1986 from her native Buffalo, N.Y., and worked for Publix at Tri-City Plaza, Largo. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Doreen, Jacksonville; a son, Ron Budzynski, Maine; a sister, Marion Keppel, New York; a brother, Joseph Spear, New York; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • JONES, WILLIAM L. "BILL," 93, of Clearwater, died Monday (Feb. 24, 2003) at home. He was born in Berry, Ala., and came here in 1957 from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, after retiring as an Air Force lieutenant colonel with 24 years of service. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church, Clearwater. He was a life member of John N. Greenleaf Masonic Lodge 169, Denver, Colo., Egypt Shrine Temple, Tampa, Scottish Rite York Temple, Tampa, Magnolia Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star 101, Retired Officers Association, Largo Historical Society and Breakfast Club, Clearwater. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed traveling. Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Alvena; a stepdaughter, Judith L. Howe, Largo; four grandchildren., Scott A. Zengel, Columbia. S.C., Kyle M. Zengel, Holiday, Craig A. Howe, Cleveland, Ga., and Donna L. Howe, Belleair Beach; and a great-grandson. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • MEADOWS, CORADELL P. "GOOSE," 96, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Feb. 22, 2003) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, and came here in 1974 from Dayton, Ohio, where she retired as a hotel payroll manager. She was a volunteer pink lady at Winter Haven Hospital. Survivors include three daughters, Donna Staley and Martha Price, both of Clearwater, and Patsy Michael, Xenia, Ohio; a son, Richard, Lakeland; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • PAPAGEORGIOU, CONSTANTINA "NTINA," 75, of Clearwater, died Monday (Feb. 24, 2003) at Integrated Health Services of Clearwater. She was born in Drama, Greece, and came here in 1950 from Greece. She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Clearwater, and the Macedonian Society. Survivors include two sons, Marine Corps Maj. George Papageorgiou, Clearwater, and Michael Papadol, Los Angeles; a brother, James Manouel, Dallas; and two grandchildren. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

    Largo

    • CARLSON, KARINE E., 81, of Largo, died Sunday (Feb. 23, 2003) at Sabal Palms Health Care Center, Largo. She was born in Evanston, Ill., and came here in 1959 from Rockford, Ill. She worked 25 years as a secretary. She was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Largo. Survivors include a daughter, Karen Crider, Clearwater; a son, Bruce, Palm Harbor; a brother, Roger Peterson, Dallas; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • KLECKNER, WILMER BEACHEL, 75, of Largo, died Monday (Feb. 24, 2003) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, St. Petersburg, under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Middleburg, Pa., and came here in 1979 from Garden City, Mich. He was a retired truck driver and had worked for Fredrick & Herrud in Detroit. He was a Merchant Marine veteran of World War II and a Protestant. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Judy; two sons, Douglas, Clearwater, and Keith, Wichita Falls, Texas; three daughters, LuAnn Laszlo, Marquette, Mich., Denise Kleckner, Portage, Mich., and Sharon Pavlik, Oldsmar; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • LITTELL, ELLA M., 88, of Largo, died Wednesday (Feb. 19, 2003) at Royal Palms Nursing Center, Largo. She was born in Ephrata, Wash., and came here in 1973 from Cleveland. Survivors include a son, William N., Cleveland; a daughter, Annee Littell, Fayetteville, Ark.; a brother, Lawrence Weis, East Wenatchee, Wash.; and three grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • MOTT, EDWARD J. JR. "BUTCH," 60, of Largo, died Saturday (Feb. 22, 2003) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. He was born in Bronx, N.Y., and came here in 1979 from Long Island, N.Y. He was a sponsor and manager of Serenity Club. He was a Navy veteran of the Cuban conflict. He was Catholic and committed to the field of alcohol rehabilitation. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Vega, Longwood; a son, Artie Vega, Longwood; a sister, Judy Flakerty, Keystone Heights; and two grandchildren. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • SOYDEN, PETER J., 85, of Largo and Woodstock, Conn., died Sunday (Feb. 23, 2003) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He was born in Lowell, Mass., and had been a winter resident here for 20 years. He was a retired cutting room foreman for Hathaway Shirt Co. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Catholic. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed woodworking. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Alma; two sons, Peter J. Jr., Dracut, Mass., and Ronald J., Brooklyn, Conn.; a daughter, Gail Walshe, Woodstock; two brothers, Albert, Orlando, and Louis, Dracut; a sister, Betty Shadan, Sandwich, Mass.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home, Seminole.
    • ZWEERING, JOHN B., 98, of Largo, died Sunday (Feb. 23, 2003) at Palm Garden of Largo. He came here from his native Holland, Mich. He worked as a manager for Consumer's Power in Flint, Mich. He enjoyed shuffleboard. Survivors include a nephew. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

    Palm Harbor

    • McDERMAND, CHRISTOPHER MARTIN, 38, of Palm Harbor, died Saturday (Feb. 15, 2003) in Lake Tahoe, Calif. He was born in Lake Forest, Ill., and came here in 1995 from Palm Springs, Calif. He worked as a computer analyst for Aegon, St. Petersburg. He was a golf pro in California. He was Presbyterian. Survivors include his wife of 11 years, Patrice; three sons, Nicholas, Charlie and Devin, all of Palm Harbor; his parents, Charles and Mary McDermand, Lake Forest; and two brothers, Matt, Cicero, Ind., and Mike, Jacksonville. McFarlane Mortuary, South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
    • STECHER, JOSEPHINE, 83, of Palm Harbor, died Friday (Feb. 21, 2003) at Baytree Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1977 from Long Island, N.Y. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Charles; a daughter, Judith Giglio, Coleman; a stepson, Steven Stecher, Hawaii; a stepdaughter, Carol Stecher, Bradenton; five grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters. Neptune Society of Palm Harbor.

    Safety Harbor

    • WINCEK, STANLEY D., 62, of Odessa, formerly of Safety Harbor, died Sunday (Feb. 23, 2003) at Shands at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He moved to Pinellas County in 1963 from his native Massillon, Ohio. He owned Aluminum Solutions, Winter Haven, and for 10 years was general manager of Capital Aluminum, Winter Haven. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor. He was a Bucs fan, a hat collector and enjoyed cooking and traveling. Survivors include his wife, Patricia, Charlotte, N.C., a son, David, Charlotte; a daughter, Jennifer Espenscheid, Norfolk, Va.; two brothers, Roger, Dunedin, and Steve, Shreve, Ohio; three sisters, Pat Rochester, New Port Richey, Sandy Radaskiewicz, Orlando, and Linda Louthian, Victoria, Va.; a grandson; and a companion, Janette Weis, Odessa. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Tarpon Springs

    • MURRAY, MICHAEL JOE, 82, of Tarpon Springs, died Sunday (Feb. 23, 2003) at home. He came here in 1982 from his native Staten Island, N.Y. He worked 37 years for Irving Trust Co., New York City, and retired as an international loan officer and vice president. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and served with the 454th Bombardment Group. He was a graduate of St. Peter's Boys High School and attended Wagner College in New York. His memberships included St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Tarpon Springs, Knights of Columbus Counsel 7621, Tarpon Springs, Elks Lodge 1644, Tarpon Springs, Veterans of Foreign Wars 10167, Holiday, and the 454th Bombardment Group Association, Colorado Springs, Colo. Survivors include his wife, Jeanne; two sons, Michael, Clearwater, and Kevein "Ken," Colonia, N.J.; a sister, Margaret Schabot, Redwood City, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandsons. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.

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    Seminole

    • D'AMELIO, DOROTHY F., 75, of Seminole, died Saturday (Feb. 22, 2003) at Largo Medical Center of natural causes. She came here in 1983 from her native Franklin, Mass. She was a homemaker and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. She was a member of American Legion Post 273 Auxiliary in Madeira Beach and AARP. She was president of the Lake Shore Mobile Home Owners Association. Survivors include her husband, Joseph, Seminole; a son, Dennis McCarthy, Franklin; two brothers, John F. Kaufman, North Carolina, and Robert Kaufman, Bellingham, Mass.; and two sisters, Irene E. Barchus, Punta Gorda, and Shirley E. Petitt, Franklin. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.

    Pinellas Park

    • BELLEINNEO, JAYSON, 63, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (Feb. 23, 2003) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. There are no known survivors. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • CREAGER, GEORGE W., 71, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (Feb. 23, 2003) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. Born in Kansas City, Mo., he came here in 1965 from Bitberg, Germany. He was a master sergeant in the Air Force for 20 years and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of St. Gile's Episcopal Church and American Legion Post 104, both in Pinellas Park. Survivors include two sons, George P., St. Petersburg, and Frederick, Montreal; two daughters, Joann Creager, Montreal, and Maryann Creager, Pinellas Park; a stepson, Dallas Howard, Sedona, Ariz.; a stepdaughter, Amber Howard, Cincinnati; and four grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • HARTIN, JUDITH ANN, 55, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (Feb. 23, 2003) at home under hospice care. Born in Johnson City, N.Y., she came here in 1968 from Vistal, N.Y. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Joseph C.; a daughter, Jamie Ann Harting, Tampa; two brothers, Richard Dennis, Vistal, and Don Dennis, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and a grandson. C.E. Prevatt Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

    St. Pete Beach

    • CURRY, MARY O'FRIEL, 84, of St. Pete Beach, died Saturday (Feb. 22, 2003) at home of respiratory complications. She came here in 1949 from her native Altoona, Pa. She and her late husband, David R. Curry Jr., built Curry's Garden Center and Pasadena Log Cabin in the Pasadena area. She also was a registered nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital and attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She was a captain in the Army Nurse Corps in World War II. She was recognized by the French government for her service to France. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church for 53 years and volunteered in the church's gift shop for 20 years. She was a member of Nurses American Legion Post 122, the First Thursday Bridge Club, the Pass-a-Grille Yacht Club, St. John's Ladies Club Auxiliary and Mother of Perpetual Help. Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Curry, St. Pete Beach, and Peggy Curry Miller, Jacksonville; a son, James Curry, St. Pete Beach; two brothers, George O'Friel, Pittsburgh, and Edward O'Friel, Lafayette, La.; three sisters, Sister Clementine O'Friel and Sister Cornelia O'Friel, both of Greensburg, Pa., and Zita Milliron, Altoona; and two grandchildren. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach.

    St. Petersburg

    • ALLEN, SHERRY LYNN, 47, of Gayville, S.D., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Feb. 18, 2003) at home. Born in Atlantic City, she came here as a child and moved to South Dakota in 1991. Survivors include her companion, Dennis Lutterman; a daughter, Jeanene Tucker, Sebring; a son, James Allen, St. Petersburg; and five sisters, Judy Brown, Virginia McCoy, Jill Haley and Diane Martin, all of Florida, and Christine Phelps, Michigan. Kostel Funeral Home, Yankton, S.D.
    • BELL, GEORGE, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Feb. 18, 2003) at Edward White Hospital. He came here in the 1920s from his native Georgia. He retired from the city of St. Petersburg. Survivors include two stepdaughters, Ophelia Johnson and Johnnie Mae Adams, both of St. Petersburg; and a stepson, the Rev. Willie James Franklin, Fernandina Beach. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • BERRYHILL, WILLIAM L., 95, of New Port Richey, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Feb. 23, 2003) at Tandem Health Care of Bayonet Point. Born in Fort Myers, he came here 38 years ago from St. Petersburg. He was a foreman for the city of St. Petersburg Gas Works with 30 years of service. He was a charter member of First Baptist Church of Jasmine Lakes. Survivors include his wife of 73 years, Cressie; his daughter, Mary Schoen, New Port Richey; three sons, Dr. William A. Berryhill Sr., Vidalia, Ga., Wayne F., New Port Richey, and David C., Oscoda, Mich.; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
    • CARTER, MARY VERONICA, 77, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Feb. 21, 2003) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here in 1984 from Glendora, N.J. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Lester; four sons, Kevin, Jeff and Scott, all of St. Petersburg, and Billy, Indiana; a daughter, Catherine, Pensacola; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • CLEAVER, LOIS TREVETT, 90, of Broken Arrow, Okla., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Feb. 22, 2003). Born in Maldin, Mass., she came here in 1960 from Venezuela and moved to Broken Arrow in 2001. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Lakewood Methodist Church and OES Post 169 Bethlehem Chapter. Survivors include three sons, Robert, Broken Arrow, Ronald, Cape Coral, and Dale, St. Pete Beach; a sister, Betty Shepardson, Maldin; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach.
    • ECKERT, ELIZABETH "SANDY," 70, of Hayward, Calif., a frequent visitor to St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Feb. 20, 2003) at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward. She was born in Kokomo, Ind., lived in Watertown, Conn., for many years and moved to Hayward 14 years ago. Survivors include her mother, Mary Collins, Hayward; two sons, Joseph K. Eckert and Steven M. Eckert, both of Watertown; a daughter, Sandra Bouchard, St. Petersburg; a brother, Lawrence Murray, California; a sister, Carolyn Sue Lopez, Tulsa, Okla.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Hickcox Funeral Home, Watertown, Conn.
    • FORD, JOE A., 93, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Feb. 25, 2003) at College Harbor Nursing Home. He was a vice president of a bank in Los Angeles. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Acheson. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, Gulfport Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • GAUGLER, DENNIS E., 59, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Feb. 23, 2003) at Edward White Hospital. Born in Snyder County, Pa., he came here in 1960 from Washington, D.C. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in St. Petersburg. Survivors include his companion, Gary Patterson; a sister, Saundra Danz, Lancaster, Pa.; and two nieces. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • JOHNSON, BARBARA JOAN, 74, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Feb. 23, 2003) at West Bay Nursing Center, Oldsmar. She came here in 1955 from her native Kansas City, Mo. She was a retired bookkeeper. Survivors include a son, Charles Bryan Yager; a daughter, Felicia Carver, St. Petersburg; a brother, Bert Conner Jr., Aurora, Colo.; and three grandchildren. Royal Palm Funeral Chapel & Cemetery North, St. Petersburg.
    • McAULIFFE, DANIEL T. "DAN," 85, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Feb. 23, 2003) at Palm of Pasadena Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here in 1947 from Moultrie, Ga. He was an Army sergeant in World War II. He was an assistant vice president of the loan department at Union Trust Bank for 15 years. He also was a scout for the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team for 25 years. He was Methodist. Survivors include a daughter, Betty Evans, St. Petersburg; a son, Daniel T., Zephyrhills; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • McMENNAMIN, PAUL R., 61, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Feb. 22, 2003) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Edith; a brother, John, Carmel, N.Y.; and a sister, Ann Bartley, Southwick, Mass. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • MINTON, FRANK M. JR., 74, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Feb. 23, 2003) at Bayfront Medical Center. He was a St. Petersburg native and a 1948 graduate of Gibbs High School. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired from the Pinellas County School System in 2000 as a teachers assistant. He was a member of 20th Street Church of Christ, where he was a former deacon. He assisted with the prison ministry and was a Bible teacher. He received a key to the city for rescuing a man from a burning car. Survivors include his wife, Nina O.; three daughters, Helen Minton-Lueallen, Cassandra Minton-Riley and Tiffany Minton-Price, and a brother, Willie Minton, all of St. Petersburg; five sisters, Minnie Clark, New York City, Annie Malcolm and Clara Simmons, both of Chicago, and Mary Bryant and Priscilla Minton, both of St. Petersburg; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Zion Hill Mortuary, St. Petersburg.
    • NURMET, EGON E., 98, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Feb. 24, 2003) at Westminster Shores Health in St. Petersburg. Born in Tallinn, Estonia, he came here in 1959 from Newfoundland. He was a chemical engineer. He was a founding member of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Estonian Men's Choir. He enjoyed photography and painting. Survivors include a daughter, Ulve, Murphy, Texas; and two brothers, Harry, Illinois, and Erik, Estonia. Memorial Park Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • OUELLETTE, ERNEST A., 77, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Feb. 21, 2003) at home. He came here in 1957 from his native Salem, Mass. He owned Rite-Way Roofing and Siding in St. Petersburg for more than 40 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and served aboard the USS Canberra. Survivors include his companion, Dee Vinson; a son, Ernest J. "Skip," Kenneth City; four daughters, Judith Friedrich, Safety Harbor, Joanne Jones, Palm Harbor, Debra DeWitt, Brooksville, and Linda Lee, St. Petersburg; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • REID, JAMES L., 59, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Feb. 24, 2003) at home under hospice care. Born in Rome, N.Y., he came here in 1984 from Verona, N.Y. He owned James Reid Painting Contractor in St. Petersburg for 19 years. He worked for 12 years at La Chateau condominiums in South Pasadena. Survivors include his wife of 15 years, June; a son, Michael K., New York Mills, N.Y.; two daughters, Robin Reid, Ridge Manor, and Melissa Van Allen, New York; four stepdaughters, Bonnie Grolley, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Connie Thomas, St. Petersburg, Rhonda Simzer, East Dundee, N.Y., and Carrie Mattrazzo, Ballston, N.Y.; a brother, Richard, Clayton, N.C.; eight grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • WAITE, NORMAN H., 73, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Feb. 23, 2003) at home. Born in Lakewood, Ohio, he came here in 1980 from Mentor, Ohio. He was a retired executive at Glidden Paint Co. in Cleveland and the Mogul Corp. of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. He also owned Colds Machinery in Tampa. He was a member of Anona United Methodist Church in Largo. He was a choir director, organist and pianist and enjoyed boating. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Ann; two daughters, Sandy Yinger, Ohio, and Phyllis Rees, Georgia; and two sons, Paul, Pennsylvania, and Jeff, Texas; a sister, Marge Brockman, St. Petersburg; and eight grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • WILLIAMS, MAJOR, 101, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Feb. 23, 2003) at home. He came here in 1922 from his native Alachua. He was a chauffeur for 54 years, retiring in 1967. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Misssionary Baptist Church and St. Petersburg Lodge 109 F&AM. He was honored on his 100th birthday with a party at Graham Park apartments with city dignitaries in attendance. Survivors include two nieces, Christine Jones, Sarasota, and Denise Donaldson, St. Petersburg; and a nephew, Ron Donaldson, St. Petersburg. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
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