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March 4, 2003
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Tuesday, March 4, 2003

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

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  • ALLISON, WALTER L., 86, of Homosassa, died Sunday (March 2, 2003) in Homosassa. Born in Pittsburgh, he moved to Auburndale in 1975 from Miami then recently to Homosassa. He was a supervisor for the city of Miami. He was a Merchant Marine veteran of World War II and member of the Auburndale Moose Lodge. Survivors include his daughter, Ellen Meyer, Homosassa; a sister, Mildred Newman, Charleroi, Pa.; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness.
  • BOUNDS, GROVER GORMAN JR., 87, of Hernando, died Thursday (Feb. 27, 2003) in Hernando. Born in Baltimore, he came here in 1978 from Miami. He was an engineer with Southern Bell and a life member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. He was a member of Citrus Lodge 118, F&AM of Inverness, past master of Coconut Grove Lodge 258 F&AM, and First Methodist Church of Hernando. Survivors include his son, Robert G., Hernando; a brother, Donald Bounds Sr., and a nephew, Donald Bounds Jr., both of Miami; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness.
  • DUVINSKI, HELEN R., 80, of Citrus Springs, died Saturday (March 1, 2003) in Crystal River. Born in Lawrence, Mass., she came here in 1974 from Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a retired payroll clerk employed by EDO Aircraft Corp., Long Island, N.Y. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Chester A.; two sons, Stephen Duvinski Sr., Bardonia, N.Y., and Edward, Milford, Pa.; and two grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • PIPPIN, GLADYS B., 60, of Inverness, died Saturday (March 1, 2003) in Inverness. Born in Presque Isle, Maine, she came here in 1986 from Sarasota. She was a nurse's aide with New Horizon Senior Citizens Home and was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Dewain "George"; two sons, Steven H. Watt, Presque Isle, and Chris L. Watt, Ashland, Maine; a daughter, Kathy A. Long, Presque Isle; her mother, Gloria Bernier, Ashland; her grandmother, Evelyn Carney, Presque Isle; a brother, Alvery "Junior" Bernier, and a sister, Patsy Wakefield, both of Mapleton, Maine; and six grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness.
  • PIRO, VINCENZA FLORENCE, 82, of Crystal River, died Sunday (March 2, 2003) at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Crystal River. Born in Italy, she came here 11 years ago from Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a factory worker and member of the Citrus American Italian Social Club of Inverness. She was a member of St. Scholastica Catholic Church and member of its ladies auxiliary. Survivors include her daughter, Mimi Boc, Crystal River; a son, Peter, San Jose, Calif.; a brother and three sisters, all of New York City; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • SCHUNICK, HONEY C., 75, of Beverly Hills, died Friday (Feb. 28, 2003) in Crystal River. She came here 14 years ago from her native Baltimore. She was a retired elementary school crossing guard employed by the Baltimore County Police Department. She volunteered at the Beverly Hills Library. She was Jewish and a member of Hadassah, Beverly Hills. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Edwin P.; a son, Gordon, Los Gatos, Calif.; a daughter, Elyse Schunick, Baltimore; two brothers, Nennie Harrison, New York, and Charles Harrison, and a sister, Mildred Kershman, both of Baltimore; many nephews and nieces. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.
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  • BARNETT, CLARENCE E. SR., 76, of Brooksville, died Friday (Feb. 28, 2003) at home under the care of Hernando-Pasco Hospice. Born in Triadelphia, W.Va., he came here in 1988 from Follansbee, W.Va. He retired from Wheeling Pittsburg Steel Co. after 38 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a 50 year pin member of the Veterans of Foreign War. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Alberta (Geary); two daughters, Alice Mae Levy, Jessup, Md., and Dorothy Jean MacGregor-Misch, Wellsburg, W.Va.; two sons, William Thomas, Toronto, Ohio, and Clarence Edward Barnett Jr., Follansbee; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • EHLERS, OSCAR E. "DUTCH," 87, of Brooksville, died Sunday (March 2, 2003) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Missouri Valley, Iowa, he came here 60 years ago from Punta Gorda. He was a retired superintendent for Florida Rock Industries. Survivors include two daughters, Beth Ehlers and Barbara Rodick, both of Brooksville; and a granddaughter, Amy White. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.
  • EIBERT, CHRISTINE M., 66, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday (Feb. 26, 2003) at Spring Hill Regional Hospital. Born in Auerbach id/opf, Germany, she came here 16 years ago from Ramsey, N.J. She was a secretary for Youth and Family Alternatives and was Catholic. Survivors include her son, Ralph Eibert, Ringwood, N.J., a daughter, Virginia Eibert, Sloatsburg, N.Y.; three grandchildren; and companion, Andy Bihar. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.
  • HAYES, GRACE EMOGENE, 85, of Brooksville, died Friday (Feb. 28, 2003) at Heron Point Health Center, Brooksville. Born in Mattoon, Wis., she came here 28 years ago from Calumet City, Ill. She was a retired secretary from Guarantee Reserve Insurance Co. in Illinois and member of the Mariner United Methodist Church. Survivors include her son, Michael R., Calumet City, Ill.; two brothers, John Swanson, New York, and Duane Swanson, Green Bay, Wis.; four sisters, Florence Fredrick, Fort Myers, Dorothy May, Clarksville, Ga., Erna Thomski, Kempster, Wis., and Naomi White, Chicago Ridge, Ill.; and three grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.
  • HEATHCOE, LARRY G., 68, of Brooksville, died Saturday (March 1, 2003) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, Brooksville. He came here 15 years ago from his native Richmond, Ind. and was a retired Richmond, Ind. firefighter who achieved the rank of captain. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and was Lutheran. Survivors include his wife, Rose; a daughter, Cheryl Wombolt, Ansonia, Ohio; his mother, Marie Schwab, Greenville, Ohio; and six grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.
  • HEIBECK, HAZEL LOUISE, 80, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (March 1, 2003) at home. Born in St. John's, Mich., she came here 22 years ago from Lansing, Mich. She was a homemaker and Methodist. Survivors include her husband, Robert; a son, Richard, Spring Hill; a daughter, Marilyn Coons, Good Hope, Ill.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.
  • McMILLAN, ANDREW R. "ANDY," 62, of Graceville, formerly of Brooksville, died Saturday (March 1, 2003) at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala. after a brief illness. Born in Bronx, N.Y., he lived in Brooksville for many years before moving to Graceville in 1989. He was the owner/operator of Andrew McMillan Lawn Service in Brooksville and Spring Hill for more than 32 years and a member of First United Methodist Church of Graceville. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Mary Ann; a son, Andrew J., Brooksville; a daughter, Robin Wakefield, Graceville; his parents, Andrew and Margaret, Holiday; a brother, Pete, Holmes, N.Y.; a sister, Peggy Dearn, Attleboro, Mass.; and five grandchildren. James & Lipford Funeral Home, Graceville.
  • MORALES, SANTOS, 83, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (March 2, 2003) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, Brooksville. Born in Puerto Rico, she came here 14 years ago from Centereach, N.Y. She retired from Bridal Manufacturers of New York and was a member of the Lapena Bridal Gowns Union. She was Roman Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Maximo; two sons, Lorenzo Lopez, Holiday, and Fermin Lopez, Farmingville, N.Y.; a daughter, Yvonne Farrel, Bayside, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill.
  • MOTTER, JAMES E., 61, Spring Hill, died Saturday (March 1, 2003) at James A. Haley VA Medical Center, Tampa. Born in Lorraine, Ohio, he came here 20 years ago from Toledo, Ohio. He worked in home construction/roofing for Enterprise Roofing and was a Marine Corps veteran. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; his mother, Clarabelle Motter, Spring Hill; two brothers, Clarence and Frank, and a sister, Ruth Schindler, all of California. Prevatt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Hudson.
  • RUDNICKI, DR. STANLEY A., 74, of Weeki Wachee, died Monday (March 3, 2003) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, Brooksville. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here three years ago from New Mexico. He was a retired New York police detective and a chiropractor. He was a Navy veteran. He was a member of VFW Post 10209, Disabled American Veterans, Disabled American Veterans, DEA Endowment Association and the New Mexico Chiropractic Association. He was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Ronald Lee, Tool, Texas, and William B., New York; a daughter, Carol Rudnicki, Jorgensen, N.Y.; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Spring Hill.
  • SPEERLY, DOROTHY M., 90, of Spring Hill, formerly of Port Richey, died Sunday (March 2, 2003) at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. Born in Hopedale, Ill., she came to Port Richey 26 years ago from Morton, Ill., then recently moved to Spring Hill. She was a homemaker and member of First Christian Church of New Port Richey. Survivors include five sons, Donald, Spring Hill, Larry, Washington, Ill., Robert, Tyler, Texas, Steven, Morton, Ill., and Charles, Cordova, Tenn.; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
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  • ALEXANDER, ALBERY L. JR., 78, of Tampa, died Friday (Feb. 28, 2003) at Bay Pines VA Medical Center. Born in Birmingham, Ala., he moved to the Tampa area several years ago. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and was a manager for a watchmaking company. He was past president of the Lost Chord Club, Birmingham, and of the Montgomery Laryngectomy Association, Montgomery, Ala. He was also on the board of directors of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, Birmingham, and a deacon of the Morndale Baptist Church, Montgomery. He was a member of Palma Ceia Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Alexander; five daughters, Michele Humphrey, Collierville, Tenn., Wynelle Scott, Tampa, Sue Chaffman, Seminole, Patricia Roper, Opelika, Ala., and Vera Goodman; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • ANDREWS, ROBERT WAYNE, 81, of Tampa, died Sunday (March 2, 2003). Born in Newport News, Va., he moved to the Tampa area several years ago. He was a Navy veteran and was a pipe fitter. He was a member of Community Lodge 292 F&AM, Scottish Rite Consistory and Egypt Shrine Temple. He was also a member of the Midget Motor Unit 36 and the Pipe Fitters & Welders Local Union 123. He attended First Church of the Nazarene. Survivors include his wife, Verna H.; two daughters, Carolyn Harper, Yorktown, Va., and Diane Lee Brown, Smithfield, Va.; a stepdaughter, Janis Dryer, Tampa; 15 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Swilley Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • DEMPSEY, RICHARD E., 68, of Riverview, died Sunday (March 2, 2003). Survivors include his wife, Judy; two sons, Thomas Faulk, Marco Island, and Troy, Tampa; three daughters, Rita Flanders, Riverview, Lisa Harms, Utah, and Jackie Terlizzi, North Carolina; a brother, John, New Jersey; and 12 grandchildren. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • EASTON, EMMA LOU, 71, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Tampa, died Sunday (March 2, 2003). Survivors include her husband, Ronald Eugene; a son, Gregory, Memphis; a daughter, Rhonda Tomlinson, Wesley Chapel; a brother, Silas Hamilton Jr., Gallipolis, Ohio; and three grandsons, Mitch, Adam and Nate. Glass Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • LARK, STEVEN R., 52, of Plant City, died Thursday (Feb. 27, 2003). Born in Mount Vernon, Ill., he worked at an automotive paint and body repair shop. Survivors include two sons, Steven, Plant City, and Sean, Zephyrhills; two brothers, Charles, Mount Vernon, and Larry, Dix, Ill.; a sister, Linda Mercer, Salem, Ill.; and five grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • HARTLAUB, ALLEN B., 53, of Riverview, died Friday (Feb. 28, 2003). Born in Gettysburg, Pa., he moved to the Tampa area 11 years ago from Littlestown, Pa. He was an Air Force veteran, a trim carpenter for J.F.K. Supply and was Methodist. Survivors include his wife, Deborah; a daughter, Amanda; a stepson, Scott; a stepdaughter, Amy; mother, Dorothy Hartlaub; three sisters, Peg Roser, Kathy Myers and Patty Liddick; and two grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • MARQUEZ, MARIA J., 80, of Tampa, died Sunday (March 2, 2003). Survivors include two daughters, Daisy Quinonez and Mercedes Machin; two brothers; four sisters; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • NORIEGA, AMPARO "SALIVA," 93, a lifelong resident of Tampa, died Saturday (March 1, 2003). Survivors include two daughters, Lucy Corrales and Judy Barcia; three granddaughters, Lisa San Martin, Karen Rodriguez and Kelly Nunez; and seven great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • OTTO, MARTHA F., 88, of Tampa, died Friday (Feb. 28, 2003) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Denver, she moved to the Tampa area in 1998 from Belleville, Ill. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Miller, Tampa, and Susan Kingrey, Olympia, Wash.; and two grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • PARHAM, HOWARD E., 75, of Valrico, died Saturday (March 1, 2003) in Tampa. Born in Greenwood, he moved to the Tampa area 38 years ago from Campbellton. He was a Veteran's Service Officer for Hillsborough County and was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Peggy; a son, Doug, Valrico; two daughters, Lisa Fernandes, Plantation, and Cathy Tipton, Woodbridge, Va.; and four grandchildren. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • SHOENHOEFT, SANDRA ANN, 65, of Lithia, died Friday (Feb. 28, 2003). Born in Chardon, Ohio, she moved to the Tampa area in 1981. She was a prison guard. Survivors include a daughter, Kim Lofley, Lithia; a brother, Kip Sperry, Utah; a sister, Karen LaVigne, Toledo, Ohio; and three grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, Plant City.
  • SMALL, LATTIE, 69, of Riverview, died Monday (March 3, 2003). Born in Moss, Tenn., she moved to the Tampa area more than a year ago from Kokomo, Ind. She was a homemaker and was Protestant. Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca Sue Taylor, Wildwood, Mo., and Pamela Lou Heinzman, Riverview; two sons, Roy Lee, Bradenton, and Rusty Lee, Maumee, Ohio; two brothers, James Green, Bristol, Conn., and Cecil Green, Tipton, Ind.; a half brother, Sherman Services, Tipton; a sister, Mary Ann Teter, Kokomo, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • STEGER, ROSE ANN, 93, of Tampa, died Friday (Feb. 28, 2003). Born in Philadelphia, she moved to the area in 1973. She was a homemaker and a member of Nativity Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Charles; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • TINEO, MERITO, 38, of Tampa, died Saturday (March 1, 2003). Born in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic, he moved to Tampa one year ago. Survivors include his mother, Nativida Marte; two brothers, Leoncio Marte and Jose Ramon Tineo; and two sisters, Grecia Marte and Arlene Tineo. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
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  • CAVANAUGH, ELIZABETH MAE, 74, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (March 2, 2003) at home. Born in Sycamore, Ga., she came here 40 years ago from Waukegan, Ill. She was a dietitian for Pine Hill Nursing Home and charter member Moose Auxiliary of Port Richey. Survivors include her husband, Donald P.; a son, John Kneip, Port St. Lucie; three daughters, Janet Johnson, Spring Grove, Ill., Judith Waters, Waukegan, and Betty Diehl, Weirsdale; 11 grandsons and seven granddaughters; and 14 great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.
  • CONOVER, ELLEN C., 96, of Port Richey, died Thursday (Feb. 27, 2003) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. Born in Roanoke, Va., she came here in 1975 from Omaha, Neb. She was a retired school teacher and administrative office worker at Mutual of Omaha for 23 years. She was a member of Eastern Star 117 New Port Richey, Retired Officers Association Auxiliary and Reformed Church of America. Survivors include her daughter, Sylvia Sheeler, Tennant, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • DOTY, EDITH F., 86, of New Port Richey, formerly of Largo, died Sunday (March 2, 2003) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, New Port Richey. Born in New York, she came to New Port Richey in 1997 from Largo. She was a bookkeeper for WTAN Radio Station, Clearwater and was Presbyterian. Survivors include two sons, Peter, New Port Richey, and Kenneth, Troy, Ala.; a brother, Arthur S. French Jr., Merritt Island; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.
  • DuBOIS, HAROLD C., 83, of Holiday, died Sunday (March 2, 2003) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Maine, N.Y., he came here in 1979 from Willet, N.Y. He was a computer analyst for IBM Corp. and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a volunteer at the Union Center Fire Co. in New York. He was a member of the Elks Lodge 1719, Masonic Lodges 1146 and 399, Scottish Rite, Consistory of Binghamton, N.Y. and Asbury United Methodist Church of New Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn M.; four sons, Raymond and Gary, both of Vestal, N.Y.; William, Inverness; and Bradley, Willoughby Hills, Ohio; three daughters, Bonnie Haynes, New Port Richey; Brenda Smith, Weirsdale, N.Y.; and Winnie DiFondi, Vernon, N.Y.; three stepdaughters, Carolyn McWhithey and Linda Williams, both of Adams, N.Y., and Shirley Westover, Apalachin, N.Y. a brother, Erwin, Union Center, N.Y.; two sisters, Fern Holmes, Endwell, N.Y., and Barbara Yarrington, Union Center; 29 grandchildren; and 43 great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
  • FLAGG, DONALD EARL, 84, of Hudson, died Thursday (Feb. 27, 2003) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. He was born in Augusta, Maine. He was an engineer for a telephone company and an Army veteran of World War II, 10th Mountain Division. He was a graduate of Boston University. He was first president of Southeast Chapter of 10th Mountain Division, a member of Masonic Lodge, Auburn, Maine; Royal Arch Masons, Portland, Maine; and Kora Shrine Temple, Lewiston, Maine. He was an avid golfer, shooting two holes in one in 1999. Survivors include a sister, Elinor Rowe, and a niece, Dee Etta R. Ferraro, both of New Port Richey; two grandsons; and two great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.
  • JOHNSON, MATILDA B., 92, of Hudson, died Saturday (March 1, 2003) at Bayonet Point Health Center. Born in Budapest, Hungary, she came here 30 years ago from New Hampshire and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Naval Ladies Fleet Reserve and St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Survivors include his daughter, Joan M. Matta, Port Richey; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Hudson.
  • LEONARD, JIMMY, 46, of Port Richey, died Sunday (March 2, 2003) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in San Angelo, Texas, he came here in 1993 from Tuscon, Ariz. He was a courier and member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Survivors include his father, William "Bill" Leonard; two brothers, William, Dayton, Ohio, and Daniel Leonard, Estes Park, Colo.; a sister, Lynn Hatfield, Rio Rancho, N.M; six nieces and nephews; and twin grandnephews. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • MAXWELL, HELEN M., 69, of Holiday, died Saturday (March 1, 2003) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Hamilton, Ohio, she came here in 1989 from Loveland, Ohio, and was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Raymond E.; two daughters, Sharon K. Goldson, Loveland, and Mary A. Miracle, Holiday; a brother, William Revelee, Hamilton, Ohio; a sister, Mary Jane Turner, Middletown, Ohio; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Holiday.
  • PYNE, MARY E., 95, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (March 1, 2003) at Madison Pointe Nursing Center, New Port Richey. Born in Warren, N.Y., she came here in 1978 from Yonkers, N.Y. She was a registered nurse and Catholic. Survivors include her niece and caregiver, Virginia MacDonald, Little Egg Harbor, N.J. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • SPEERLY, DOROTHY M., 90, of Spring Hill, formerly of Port Richey, died Sunday (March 2, 2003) at Oak Hill Hospital, Spirng Hill. Born in Hopedale, Ill., she came to Port Richey 26 years ago from Morton, Ill., then recently moved to Spring Hill. She was a homemaker and member of First Christian Church of New Port Richey. Survivors include five sons, Donald, Spring Hill; Larry, Washington, Ill.; Robert, Tyler, Texas; Steven, Morton, Ill.; and Charles, Cordova, Tenn.; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • TEIXEIRA, DANNY L., 21, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (March 1, 2003) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. Born in Boston, Mass., he came here 13 years ago from Everett, Mass. He was a college student and member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Survivors include his daughter, Anjulik Helena Teixeira, New Port Richey; his parents, Eugenia and Domingos, New Port Richey; his grandmother, Lidia Teixeira; three brothers, Kennedy, Michael and James, all of New Port Richey; and companion, Kim Olsen. Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey.
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    Clearwater

    • FISHER, RUTH M., 78, of Clearwater, died Saturday (March 1, 2003) at Mease Continuing Care, Dunedin. She came here in 1962 from her native Montreal. She was retired. She was a World War II veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Survivors include a son, Richard C., Oldsmar; a daughter, Barbara L. Kanehl, Dunedin; and a grandson, Christopher Kanehl, Palm Harbor. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • KRUEGER, MILDRED "MILLIE," 93, of Clearwater, died Saturday (March 1, 2003) at home. She came here in 1972 from her native Chicago. She was a homemaker and had been a volunteer at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. Survivors include her husband of 73 years, Alfred A.; and a son, Arnold, Cathedral City, Calif. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.
    • MADONNA, ANTHONY A., 80, of Clearwater, died Friday (Feb. 28, 2003) at Tandem Health Care, Safety Harbor. He was born in the Bronx, N.Y. He was a civil engineer and worked in construction. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth. Clearwater Funeral Homes, Sunset Point Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • SAUL, WILLIAM H., 84, of Clearwater, died Sunday (March 2, 2003) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in Millville, Pa., and came here in 1961 from Jeannette, Pa. He owned Advance Pest Control in Clearwater for many years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a son, Bruce A., Tampa; two daughters, Susan J. Wischweh and Elaine L. Tackett, both of Clearwater; and eight grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • SCHLOBOHM, MARY E., 87, of Clearwater, died Saturday (March 1, 2003) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in East St. Louis, Ill., and came here in 1979 from Chicago, where she worked more than 25 years as an assembler for Wagner Electric. She was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater. She was an avid bingo player, and enjoyed walking and playing solitaire. Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn M. Meehan, Clearwater; two sons, William and Robert, both of St. Louis, Mo.; two brothers, James Walsh, Troy, Ill., and John Walsh, O'Fallon, Ill.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Dunedin

    • DENNIS, HAZEL I., 83, of Dunedin, died Friday (Feb. 28, 2003) at Mease Continuing Care. She was born in Aaronsburg, Pa., and came here in 1979 from Williamsport, Pa. She was a member of Lutheran Church of the Palms. Survivors include a son, Kim A. Ramin, and a stepson, William H. Dennis, both of Pennsylvania; a daughter, Donna Williams, Palm Harbor; a stepdaughter, Ann L. Jackson, Pennsylvania; a sister, Edna Eberhart, Dunedin; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Palm Harbor Chapel.
    • EASLEY, GEORGE ROBERT, 81, of Dunedin, died Sunday (March 2, 2003) at Arden Courts Assisted Living. He was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1987 from Broomall, Pa. He worked for the Defense Department. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and was stationed in Italy as a photographer with the 15th Air Force. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Dunedin, and Dunedin Country Club. He enjoyed golfing and bowling. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Gerry; two daughters, Patricia Ehrman, Gainesville, and Joan Pypiak, Frederick, Md.; and six grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
    • FORT, HELEN K., 70, of Dunedin, died Thursday (Feb. 27, 2003) at home. She was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and came here in 1994 from Chicago. She worked 32 years as a typesetter for Encyclopedia Britannica in Chicago. She was Presbyterian. Survivors include a son, Tom Stranich, San Francisco; a sister, Mary Davidson Jack, St. Catharines, Canada; and a brother, Henry McNiell Swan, Illinois. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.

    Largo

    • BROWN, RUSSEL W., 85, of Largo, died Saturday (March 1, 2003) at Integrated Health Services, Clearwater. He came here in 1949 from his native Hollywood, Mo. He was a farmer in Missouri and worked in construction until retirement. Survivors include his wife, Pauline L.; two daughters, Paula Ann Brand, Terra Ceia, and Sharon Sue Kepler, Largo; two grandsons, Christopher Raver and John Reardon; and a great-grandson. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • LANTZ, WANDA ELLEN, 82, of Lecanto and Largo, died Friday (Feb. 28, 2003) in Largo. She came here 23 years ago from her native Lantz, W.Va. She was a private caregiver. She was a member of Gertrude Chapel Church and attended Gulf to Lake Church, Crystal River. Survivors include a brother, Ernest Lantz, Lantz, W.Va.; a stepdaughter, Linda Vaughn, Largo; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
    • SEARS, BARBARA E., 70, of Largo, died Saturday (March 1, 2003) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She was born in Boston and came here in 1987 from Rockport, Mass. She was a retired claims consultant. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Norman E.; two stepsons, Norman E. Jr. and Steven E., both of Massachusetts; and five grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home, Seminole.
    • STRAUGHAN, MARY J., 78, of Largo, died Saturday (March 1, 2003) at Palm Garden of Pinellas. She was a native of Clearwater and a lifelong resident of the area. She was a former supply worker for Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was a 1942 graduate of Largo High School. She was a former member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include three daughters, Linda Straughan, Simpsonville, S.C., Frances Straughan, St. Petersburg, and Martha Erickson, Largo; a son, Raymond Tyler, Palm Harbor; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home, Seminole.

    Palm Harbor

    • ADLER, ROBERT M., 85, of Palm Harbor, died Friday (Feb. 28, 2003) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He came here in 1978 from his native Chicago. He was a retired sales executive for Keevan Sadock Furnishings, Chicago. He was an Army veteran. He was a member of Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor S.; two sons, Richard J. Adler, Greenwich, Conn., and Mark Mendel, Sheffield, Mass.; a daughter, Andrea A. Weiss, Greenwich; 11 grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters. National Cremation Society Largo.
    • SWIGART, GABRIELE "GABY," 39, of Palm Harbor, died Saturday (March 1, 2003) at home. She came here in 1997 from her native Germany. Survivors include her husband of 15 years, Kurt; two sons, Dylan and Kevin, both of Palm Harbor; a daughter, Vanessa Swigart, Palm Harbor; her mother, Irene Schmidt, Frankfurt, Germany; and a sister, Petra Siegfried, Belton, Texas. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Tarpon Springs

    • ANKROM, RICHARD E., 71, of Tarpon Springs, died Monday (Feb. 24, 2003) at home. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, where he retired from a career as a police officer. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was Methodist. Survivors include his wife, Shirley; two sons, Robert, Tarpon Springs, and Jerry, Safety Harbor; a daughter, Minda Moore, Largo; a sister, Sue Redmond, Sour Lake, Texas; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild, Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Palm Harbor Chapel..
    • HANSON, ETHEL M., 89, of Tarpon Springs, died Friday (Feb. 28, 2003) at Tandem Health Care, Safety Harbor. She was born in Rochester, N.Y., and came here in 1957 from Romeo, Mich. She was a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Tarpon Springs. Survivors include two daughters, Penny Thibodeau, Tarpon Springs, and Donna White, Rochester, Mich.; two sisters, Ruth Cook, Mesa, Ariz., and Ida Mae Corner, Berkley, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
    • SANTORUFO, CHARLES, 96, of Tarpon Springs, died Sunday (March 2, 2003) at home. He was born in Ridgewood, N.Y., and came here in 1987 from Lindenhurst, N.Y. He was a retired building contractor. He was a member of St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church, Tarpon Springs. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Marie; two daughters, Rosemary Trezza, Tarpon Springs, and Janis Fritsch, Copiague Harbor, N.Y.; two brothers, John, California, and Carmine, Minnesota; three grandchildren, Marie Hasse, Lisle, Ill., Philip Trezza Jr., Palm Harbor, and Jennifer Rodrigues, South Boston, Mass.; and three great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.
    • SIMEON, SPERO CHARLES, 66, of Tarpon Springs, died Saturday (March 1, 2003) at home. He was a native of Tarpon Springs and a lifelong resident. He was a 1954 graduate of Tarpon Springs High School. He worked 18 years as a salesman at Diversified Sales, Oldsmar. He was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Tarpon Springs. He was an avid golfer. Survivors include three daughters, Loretta Spero Simeon, Tarpon Springs, and Annette Simeon Lopez and Mary Andretta, both of Tampa; a son, Joey Schneeweis, Tampa; a sister, Calliope Maillis, Nassau, Bahamas; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.
    • SMITH, HARRY, 79, of Tarpon Springs, died Thursday (Feb. 27, 2003) at Bay Tree Nursing Home. He came here in 1958 from his native Georgia. He worked 32 years as a mechanic's assistant at Tarpon Chevrolet, Tarpon Springs. Survivors include a godson, Tommy Bowells, Tarpon Springs. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.

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    Indian Rocks Beach

    • NOLL, PHYLLIS ALMA, 85, of Hiawassee, Ga., formerly of Indian Rocks Beach, died Sunday (March 2, 2003) at Chatuge Regional Nursing Home in Hiawassee. Born in Hamilton County, Ohio, she was a longtime resident here before she moved to Hiawassee four years ago. She was a retired sales clerk and was Lutheran. She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the VFW in Indian Rocks Beach. Survivors include a daughter, Leah Whitehead, a grandson, Michael Whitehead, and two great-grandchildren, Zachery and Hannah, all of Hiawassee. Cochran Funeral Home, Hiawassee, Ga.

    Madeira Beach

    • TOMION, ALDEN S., 95, of Madeira Beach, died Sunday (March 2, 2003) at Freedom Square Nursing Center. Born in Howell, Mich., he came here in 1953 from Port Huron, Mich. He was the owner and operator of a Ford Automobile dealership in Yale, Mich., for more than 40 years. He was a graduate of Ypsilanti College, now Eastern Michigan University. He was a Mason and attended Pasadena Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a son, Jon C., Treasure Island; four daughters, Ann Transue, Grosse Pointe, Mich., Susan Fellner, Sarasota, Sarah Jane Adair, Chicago, and Elizabeth Jane Swanger, Pennsylvania; 16 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Service, St. Petersburg.

    Pinellas Park

    • FAIRBANKS, GRACE P., 93, of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (March 1, 2003) at home. She was born in St. Bonaventure, Canada, and has been a winter resident here since 1998 from Enfield, Conn. She was a former restaurant owner and operator. Survivors include a son, Douglas, Enfield; three daughters, Eva Heanue, Rockville, Conn., Beverly Fairbanks, Pinellas Park, and Mary Jane Dufault, St. Cloud; a brother, Ernest Paul, Northampton, Mass.; a sister, Angeline Rivest, Dania Beach; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.
    • HARVEY, ANNA C., 82, of Vero Beach, formerly of Pinellas Park, died Friday (Feb. 28, 2003) at V.N.A. Hospice of Indian River County, Vero Beach. She was born in Turners Falls, Mass., and lived in Pinellas Park from 1950 to 1998 before she moved to Vero Beach. She was a homemaker and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where she was a deacon. Survivors include two sons, Joseph Harvey, Vero Beach, and Michael Harvey, Clearwater; two brothers, Michael Schab and Chet Schab, and a sister, Nellie, all of Turners Falls. Clearwater Funeral Home, Sunset Point Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • HUCKS, ANGELE L., 82, of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (March 1, 2003) at Gracewood Nursing Center. She was born in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and came here in 1955 from Agana, Guam. She was a homemaker and was a member of Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Petersburg. Survivors include two sons, Robert Hucks, North Springfield, Va., and John Hucks, New Meadows, Idaho; and a daughter, Sharon Buck, Tallahassee; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • POLLARD, JACK C., 84, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (March 2, 2003) at St. Anthony's Hospital. He was born in Rochdale, England, and came here in 1962 from Falmouth, England. He was a carpenter and the owner of Mill-Rite Custom Woodworks in St. Petersburg. Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Armstrong, St. Petersburg; a sister, Miriam Horne, West Midlands, England; and two grandchildren. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home and Cemetery, Seminole.

    St. Pete Beach

    • O'DONNELL, ROBERTA K., 82, of St. Pete Beach, died Sunday (March 2, 2003) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. Born in North Carolina, she came here in 1966 from Jenkintown, Pa. She was a legal secretary and a member of Pasadena Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a son, Joseph O'Donnell, St. Petersburg; and a sister, Nancy N. Gill, Fort Myers. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Service, St. Petersburg.

    St. Petersburg

    • BRISSON, GERALDINE, 91, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (March 2, 2003) at home under hospice care. Born in Roxbury, Mass., she came here in 1973 from Lynn, Mass. She was a hairdresser and a member of the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. Survivors include a brother, William Antonelli, Bradenton; and a sister, Frances Guay, St. Augustine. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Service, St. Petersburg.
    • FRAME, CARY DAVID, 43, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Feb. 26, 2003) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in South Charleston, W.Va., he lived in the area since childhood. He was a toll supervisor for the state of Florida. He was Lutheran and was a member of Elks Lodge 1224. Survivors include his wife, Karen Hoffman-Frame; three daughters, Kerri Lee, Terri Jean and Peri Lynn, and his father, Clifford L., all of St. Petersburg; and four brothers, Garrett A. and Terry E., both of St. Petersburg, L. Rockwell, Texas, and Perry L., Clearwater. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.
    • HOLMES, HELEN R. "LYNNE," 67, of 4656 18th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, died Sunday (March 2, 2003) at Bayfront Medical Center. She was born in Oak Hill, W.Va., and came here in 1972 from Denver. She was a medical records clerk at Bayway Family Practice and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, where she was the chairwoman of the Prayer Room Ministry. Survivors include her husband of 26 years, Milton "Sonny"; two sons, Jimmie, St. Petersburg, and Scott, Dodge City, Kan.; two daughters, Sherry, Virginia, and Susie, St. Petersburg; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • HORMAN, DELORES F., 82, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Feb. 28, 2003) at Westminster Shores Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Long Prairie, Minn., and came here in 1970 from Hamburg, N.Y. She was a registered nurse at Bayfront Medical Center for 10 years and was a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Allen; a son, Paul Horman, Lake Tahoe, Calif.; a daughter, Margaret Hescox, Palo Verde, Calif.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • KARAITIS, PETRONELE, 95, of Burr Ridge, Ill., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Feb. 25, 2003) at the Oaks Of Burr Ridge. Born in Lithuania, she came here in 1968 from Chicago and moved to Burr Ridge in 1996. Survivors include a son, Michael, Burr Ridge; and two granddaughters, Lisa Karaitis and Kassandra Karaitis. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • KENLY, THEODORE B., 55, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (March 2, 2003) at home. He came here 40 years ago from his native Waukegan, Ill. He was a retired firefighter and was an Army veteran. He was Baptist and was a volunteer Little League baseball umpire. He often used a CB radio and mainly used channel 40 under the name "Firebird." Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Wanda G.; two daughters, Jennifer J. Croom, Clearwater, and Christine D. Kenly, St. Petersburg; a brother, Daniel W., Bradenton; two sisters, Tina Albrighton, Bradenton, and Virginia Algar, Arcadia; and five grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral Services, Largo.
    • KONCZAL, KENNETH, 50, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Feb. 26, 2003) at Edward White Hospital. He came here in 1979 from his native Toledo, Ohio. He was an accountant for Mortgage Investors. Survivors include his companion of 12 years, Kim Fenclau, St. Petersburg; a son, Corey, and a daughter, Brittany Konczal, both of Granger, Ind.; his mother, Patricia Zickefoose, Toledo; and two brothers, Gene, Toledo, and Dan, Dublin, Ohio. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • LINDELL, ARTHUR L., 80, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (March 1, 2003) at Bay Pines Nursing Home. He was Born in Buffalo, N.Y., and came here in 1969 from Jamestown, N.Y. He was an adjudicator for the Veterans Administration. An Army veteran of World War II, he served in Austria, participated in the invasion of Normandy and the liberation of Berlin and received a Purple Heart. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Mary Jane; three sons, Arthur A., Vero Beach, Bruce R., Pace, and Ronald S., Largo; two daughters, Gail Snelson, Odessa, and Pamela Harter, Citrus Park; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorial Park Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • McKENNA, GERALDINE ROSA, 73, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (March 2, 2003) at home under hospice care. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., she came here in 1984 from Albany, N.Y. She was a legal secretary and a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. She was an avid bowler and an accomplished artist. Survivors include her husband of 23 years, Edward F.; a daughter, Mary McKenna Jackstadt, Voorheesville, N.Y.; her mother, Aurora Rosa, Coxsackie, N.Y.; three sisters, Nina Irwin, Coxsackie, Jacqueline Payne, Hudson, N.Y., and Judith Halstead, Scotia, N.Y.; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Service, St. Petersburg.
    • POORMAN, WAYNE EUGENE, 73, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Feb. 26, 2003) at home. Born in Fort Wayne, Ind., he came here in 1957 from Tiffin, Ohio. Survivors include three sons, Wayne R., Clearwater, Mike, Wellington, Colo., and Ken, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Gloria "Sue" Poorman, St. Petersburg; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • SCHAINHOLTZ, ARTHUR, 55, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Feb. 14, 2003) at home. He came here in 1967 from his native Bronx, N.Y. He was a jewelry salesman for many years. Survivors include a niece, Debbie Roughen, Savannah, Ga. Beth David South Chapel of David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg.
    • SMITH, DOROTHY, 79, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (March 1, 2003) at Hospice House Woodside. She was born in Hull, England, and came here in 1982 from Baltimore. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Church of England. Survivors include two daughters, Anita Barbara Brown, Fruitland, Md., and Marilyn Brenda Mayne, Baltimore; and a brother, George Hilton, Australia; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • STANDAERT, CHARLES L. "CHARLIE," 72, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (March 1, 2003) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. A native of Pequannock, N.J., he came here in 1966 from Lincoln Park, N.J. He was a crane operator and a mechanic. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Ann; three daughters, Ann Marie Craft, Pinellas Park, Mary Ellen Sharp, Largo, and Marilyn Elizabeth Standaert, Port Richey; a son, David, Pinellas Park; a brother, David, Delaware; three sisters, Gail Smith and Margaret Hemple, both of Delaware, and Dorothy Schultz, Arizona; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach.
    • WORRALL, DAVID, 79, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Feb. 27, 2003) at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Petersburg after a long battle with cancer. Born in Hibbing, Minn., he came here in 1982. A career Naval officer and aviator for 33 years, he was a veteran of World War II and served in the Pacific Theater. In 1955, he participated in the first hydrogen bomb tests at Bikini Island as an aircraft commander with Navy Patrol Squadron One. He later served as an exchange pilot with the Royal Air Force in England. He was a flight instructor in the Advanced Training Command in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he coached Pony League baseball. He was an assistant training officer for the Central Treaty Organization in Ankara, Turkey. He retired as the assistant Naval Inspector General for Intelligence in Washington, D.C. After retirement, he worked as an operation research analyst for Mantech International. He was a member of Pass-a-Grille Community Church, the DAV, the Retired Officers Association, the Manx Society, the Pass-a-Grille Yacht Club and the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Marjorie; a daughter, Rachel White, Virginia; his ward and niece, Jean Marinari, New Jersey; two sisters, Isabelle Peterson, Minnesota, and Kathleen Herrett, Oregon; and two grandchildren, Joshua White and Bethany White, both of Virginia. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • YOUNG, JEAN V., 84, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (March 2, 2003) at Apollo Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, she came here in 1967 from Ottawa, where she was an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion. She was a member of Garden Crest Presbyterian Church. Survivors include two grandchildren, Alana Cain, Timmins, Ontario, and Warren Young, Georgetown, Ontario; and four great-grandchildren, Brittany Cain, Samantha Cain, Sarah Young and Adam Young. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.

    Seminole

    • BERGMAN, VERA LATHAM, 89, of Seminole, died Sunday (March 2, 2003) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. A native of Manhattan, N.Y., she came here in 1983 from Stonybrook, N.Y., as a seasonal resident and moved here permanently in 1998. She retired as an executive legal secretary after many years. She was a member of the Mayflower Society and the Freedom Square Walking Club. She was a licensed pilot and traveled extensively, including trips to Japan and Europe. She was Episcopalian and enjoyed reading and playing cards. Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Mark L.; a grandniece, Jill L. Jackson, Clearwater; and a grandnephew, Douglas S. Gordon, Odessa. Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • DUNBAR, ETHEL VIRGINIA, 85, of Seminole, died Sunday (March 2, 2003) at Freedom Nursing Square, Seminole, of natural causes. She was born in Clarksburg, W.Va. She was a teacher. There are no known survivors. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
    • HESTER, RALPH K. SR., 90, of Seminole, died Sunday (March 2, 2003) at Palm Garden of Pinellas. He came here in 1973 from his native Milwaukee. He was a warehouse worker for Sears, Roebuck and Co. and was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Catherine; a daughter, Pat Hester, Seminole; three sons, Jim, Madeira Beach, Ralph Jr., Menominee, Mich., and Rick, Laderhill; and five grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • SALE, ARTHUR T., 95, of Seminole, died Friday (Feb. 28, 2003) at Sabal Palms Health Care Center. A native of England, he came here in the early 1970s from Harper Woods, Mich. He was a tool and die maker of business machines for Burrough's Corp. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Marie; a son, Thomas, Albany, Ga.; two daughters, Gwen Smith, Texas, and Judy House, Chicago; a sister, Eleanor Mroz, North Carolina; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
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