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May 6, 2003
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Tuesday, May 6, 2003

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

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  • HARTE, MARY, 79, of Lecanto, died Friday (May 2, 2003) in Lecanto. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, she came here in 1987 from North Arlington, N.J. She was a real estate and engineering secretary. She served in the British Navy as a Leading Wren. She was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church of Beverly Hills. Survivors include her brother, Joseph Docherty, Australia; a sister, Margaret Docherty, Glasgow; and a niece, Ann Marie Isenring. Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills.
  • HUBBARD, FRANCES ELIZABETH FISHER, 77, of Beverly Hills, died Friday (May 2, 2003) in Inverness. Born in Radford, Va., she came here in 1988 from South Windsor, Conn. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, Morning Glories, the Fishing Club and the Irish Club. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and playing cards. Survivors include three daughters, Wanda Hubbard, Bristol, Conn., Michelle Smith, Hampton, Conn., and Shelly Marchant, Chesterfield, Va.; a brother, William Fisher, Radford; two sisters, Mary Rapisarda, Richmond, Va., and Louise Rassmussen, Charlotteville, Va.; and two grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills.
  • MANCHESTER, LEON CLARENCE, 90, of Inverness, died at home Sunday (May 4, 2003) under the care of her friends and Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Richmondville, N.Y., he came here in 1977 from St. Petersburg. He was a retired machinist/technician for Smith Corona Office Machines, Syracuse, N.Y. He was a member of the Humanitarians of Florida and was Protestant. Survivors include two nephews including Danny Manchester, Bryam, Miss. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • PATTERSON, ESTELLE (RODDENBERRY), 81, of Lecanto, died Saturday (Mary 3, 2003) at home under the care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. She was a lifelong resident of her native Lecanto. She was the owner/operator of Lippart's Restaurant in New Port Richey in the 1970s and later worked at local area restaurants. She was a caregiver. She was a member of Bible Baptist Church of Crystal River. Survivors include two daughters, Betty Jowers, Hudson, and Helen Dalbow, Lecanto; a brother, John Petty, Georgia, a sister, Ruby Halterman, Crystal River; 17 nieces and 20 nephews; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • WEBER, ANNA, 54, of Beverly Hills, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) in Inverness. Born in Queens, N.Y., she came here recently from Ronkonkoma, N.Y. She was a homemaker and Presbyterian. Survivors include her husband of 37 years, George; a son, James, Ronkonkoma; two daughters, Dianne Ridder, Virginia Beach, six sisters, Hazel Miller, Inverness, June Freese, Holiday, Jessica Donofrio, Baldwin, N.Y., Mary Miller, Howard Beach, N.Y., Dee Loria and Paulette Nicolo, both of Ozone Park, N.Y.; eight grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • WITTIG, EDWIN CURT, 76, of Beverly HIlls, died Friday (May 2, 2003) in Beverly HIlls. Born in Fairfield, Conn., he came here in 1991 from Mansfield, Conn. He was a retired pipe fitter for Electric Boat, Groton, Conn. with 17 years of service. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a past commander of the American Legion. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Faith (Gibson); a daughter, Karen Lank, Coventry, Conn.; two sons, Dale E., San Francisco, and Gary, Mansfield; and four grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills.
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  • LINDELL, HELEN D., 88, of Spring HIll, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Brooksville. Born in Central City, Pa., she came here 23 years ago from St. Petersburg. She was a retired registered nurse and a member of Grace Presbyterian Church of Spring Hill. Survivors include her son, P. Griffith Lindell, San Diego; three brothers, Albert Rizzo, Taylor, Mich., Victor Rizzo, Harbor Springs, Mich., and Fred Rizzo, Detroit; two sisters, Virginia Wenzel and Vicki Bartz, both of Spring Hill; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Spring Hill.
  • SMITH, DELBERT EARL, 74, of Brooksville, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at home. Born in Great Falls, Mont., he came here 18 years ago from New York. He was a retired chef and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was Protestant. Survivors include his son, Dwayne, Ronkonkoma, N.Y.; two daughters, Della Smith and Darlene Decker, both of Coram, N.Y.; a brother, Edgar, Verdon, Ill.; a sister, Barbara Jean Matthews, Olathe, Kansas; and four grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.
  • SPITTLER,JUNE M., 80, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (May 1, 2003) at home. Born in Presho, S.D., she came here 15 years ago from Michigan. She was a homemaker and Christian. Survivors include her husband, Harold; a daughter, Deborah, New Port Richey; a brother, Robert; three sisters, Donna, Lucille and Onalle; and two grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill.
  • VALFRE, JOSEPH, 76, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (May 4, 2003) in Brooksville. Born in New York, he came here in 2001 from Las Vegas. He retired from the public school system and was an Army veteran. He was Christian. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Wellwood/Grace Funeral Home & Cemetery, Hudson.
  • VOLGER, MARY P., 80, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at home. Born in Akron, Ohio, she came here 16 years ago from Pasco County. She was a retired clerk with Kroger Co. and member United Food & Commercial Workers Union. She was a member of the Croation Fraternal Union and Doylestown Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Emil; a son, Kenneth, Cleveland; a daughter, Janet Davis, Tampa; and a sister, Olga Esch, Ann Arbor, Mich. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.
  • WEILAND, IRENE, 71, of Spring HIll, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Brooksville. Born in Lithuania, she came here 14 years ago from Livonia, Mich. She was a retired secretary for an auto parts import company and was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Gerhard G. Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Spring Hill.
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  • ADAMS, LUCY, 57, of Tampa, died Sunday (May 4, 2003) at Brandon Regional Hospital. Born in Minter, Ga., she was a lifelong resident of Tampa. She was a substitute teacher for the Hillsborough County School District and a member of Dover Advent Christian Church. Survivors include her husband, Larry A.; a son, Allen Adams, Paintsville, Ky.; three daughters, Audry, Holli and Hillari Adams, all of Tampa; three brothers, Billy Wynn, Tampa, Tony Wynn, Keysville, and Charles Wynn, Plant City; five sisters, Catherine Norris, Valrico, LaNell Ouzts, Brandon, Sandra Deutsch, Jacksonville, Sammie Williamson, Dover, and Betty Morgan, Riverview; and three grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • CAREY, JOHN "JACK," 67, of Plant City, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at home. Born in Charlestown, Mass., he moved to the Tampa area in 1970 from Gloucester, Mass. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, a longshoreman and a member of BPOE 1727, Plant City. Survivors include his wife, Mona; two sons, John Jr., Hamilton, Miss., and Mike, Haverhill, Mass.; a stepdaughter, Melissa Tollar, Plant City; a sister, Rose Quigley, Hanover, Mass.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Haught Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • CARPENTER, MABEL, 83, of Tampa, died Friday (May 2, 2003). Born in Carroll County, Va., she moved to the Tampa area several years ago. She was a factory worker for Furniture & Knitting Mills. Survivors include a son, Frank Carpenter, Tampa; a sister, Edna Sumner, Hillsville, Va.; and a grandson, Ryan Carpenter, Tampa. Swilley Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • EDGENS, BILL "TINK," 77, of Tampa, died Friday (May 2, 2003). He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War and retired from American Can Co. after 33 years. Survivors include his wife, Jean; a son, Gary Edgens; a brother, Ed Edgens; a granddaughter, Michelle Sanders; and several other family members. Adams & Jennings Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • HEDGECOCK, DOROTHY, 89, of Sun City Center, died Friday (May 2, 2003). Survivors include her husband, Durwood J.; two daughters, Diane Hedgecock, Herndon, Va., and Joan Hedgecock, Warrenton, Va.; a sister, Marjorie Lacy, Norwich, N.Y.; and four grandchildren. Sun City Center Funeral Home.
  • JOYNER, GEORGE C., 73, of Tampa, died Friday (May 2, 2003) at home. Born in Black Mountain, N.C., he moved to the Tampa area several years ago. He was an Air Force veteran and was a meteorologist with National Oceanographic. Survivors include his wife, Mary Olive Agnes; three daughters, Ann Marie Joyner, Tampa, Susan Rivera, Lutz, and Nancy Kay, Raleigh, N.C.; five sons, George and Michael, both of San Juan, Puerto Rico, William, Tampa, John, Greensboro, N.C., and Thomas, Clearwater; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchildren. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • KENNARD, JEANETTE PROUDLOVE, 87, of Brandon, died Saturday (May 3, 2003). A native of Tampa, she was a lifetime resident of the area. She was a registered nurse and was Methodist. She was a member of Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Tampa Garden Club and the American Orchid Society. Survivors include two sons, James A. Kennard Jr., Apollo Beach, and Francis J. Kennard Sr., Lithia; a daughter, Dorothy K. Davis, Juno, Alaska; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • KERWIN, JACK L., 57, of Tampa, died Friday (May 2, 2003). He was a Navy veteran, a security guard and was Catholic. Survivors include two daughters, Theresa and Sheila; three brothers, Claude, Bill and Gary; a sister, Janet Romero; and several other family members. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • LaVANN, NACRINA P., 45, of Valrico, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at University Community Hospital. Born in Guam, she moved to the Tampa area in 1991 from Marysville, Ohio. She was an administrator with Citicorp, was president of the Sugarloaf Home Owners Association and was Lutheran. Survivors include her husband, Gregory E.; a son, Gregory E. LaVann II, Valrico; a daughter, Nicole Blatch, New York City; and a grandchild. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • McDEVITT, KATHLEEN N., 77, of Sun City Center, died Tuesday (April 29, 2003) at home. Born in Philadelphia, she moved to the Tampa area in 1987 from Wallingford, Pa. She was a retired schoolteacher and was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Survivors include three sons, Kenneth J. Benditt, Spring Lake, N.J., John Benditt, Fort Lauderdale, and Thomas Benditt, Coral Springs; three stepsons, Michael McDevitt, Bear, Del., Vincent McDevitt, Westchester, Pa., and Thomas Johnson, Glenside, Pa.; two stepdaughters, Roseann Hiltner, Wilmington, Del., and Noreen Attman, Glenside, Pa.; two sisters, Marie Owens, Philadelphia, and Josephine Miller, Harleysville, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.
  • MULEY, HELEN DIAZ, 61, of Tampa, died Saturday (May, 3, 2003). A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, she was a graduate of Jefferson High School and was a legal secretary for Gibbons, Gibbons & Tucker. She was crowned Cigar Festival Queen in 1960 and served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the Tampa area with visits to Mexico and Washington D.C. Survivors include her husband, Anthony "Tony" Jr.; four sons, Dennis, Dean, Darren and David; a brother, Louis Diaz; five grandchildren; and other family members. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • ROSADO-CORDOVES, ANGEL HUMBERTO, 42, of Tampa, died Tuesday (April 29, 2003) at home. Born in Puerto Rico, he moved to Tampa several years ago. He was a laborer for a construction company. Survivors include his son, Edgard Rosado, Tampa. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
  • WEISS, MARION, 84, of Sun City Center, died Sunday (May 4, 2003). Survivors include her husband, Harold; a son, Frederic; a daughter, Nadine; and two grandchildren. Zipperer's Agape Mortuary & Crematory, Ruskin.
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  • ALBRECHT, GEORGE J., 78, of Port Richey, died Friday (May 2, 2003) at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital in New Port Richey. Preferred Funeral Alternatives, Holiday.
  • BARTLETT, BARBARA A., 46, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (May 1, 2003) at home. Born in Bronx, N.Y., she came here three years ago from Syracuse, N.Y. She was an office manager and Catholic. Survivors include her son, DeWitt "Danny" Thomson, Raleigh, N.C.; her father, Raymond G. Bartlett, New Port Richey; three brothers, Alan Bartlett, Raymond Bartlett and Kenneth Bartlett, all of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and two grandchildren. Arlington Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • BRYSON, WILLIAM "TED," 68, of Zephyrhills, died Sunday (May 4, 2003) at East Pasco Medical Center in Zephyrhills. Born in New Hampshire, he came here in 1998 from St. Petersburg. He was a retired meat cutter with AJ's Warehouse Foods in Dade City and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Shirley; two sons, Donald J., Zephyrhills, and Dennis R., Guam; four brothers, James, Tilton, N.H.; Raymond, Franklin, N.H.; Dennis, Ashland, N.H.; and Louis, Laconia, N.H.; two sisters, Ruth Richardson, Woodstock, N.H., and Esther Cote, Ashland City, Tenn.; and four grandchildren. Hodges Family Funeral Home, Dade City.
  • CARO, LILY ANGELICA, infant daughter of Elizabeth Frances and Steven Edward Caro Jr., of Holiday and formerly of Dunedin and Pinellas Park, died Monday (April 28, 2003) at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg. Besides his parents, survivors include his maternal grandmother, Kathleen Dee, and maternal great-grandmother, Mary Dee, both of Dunedin; his paternal grandparents, Stephanie and Steven Caro Sr., Pinellas Park; her maternal grandparents, Marie and Fred Aust, Holiday; and her paternal grandmother, Bonnie Hawkins, Illinois; and eight aunts and uncles. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
  • EJK, MARY E., 86, of Port Richey, formerly of Largo, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at the Sun Coast Hospital in Largo. Born in Plainfield, N.J., she moved to Largo in 1968 from New Jersey and recently came to Port Richey. She was a retired sales clerk and was Catholic. She was a member of the Heritage Women's Club, where she served in numerous offices. She was an avid bowler and bingo player. Survivors include her daughter, Marilyn E. Martin, Port Richey, and a son, Edward W., Holiday. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Seminole.
  • GAVENIS, MARJORIE P., 78, of Aripeka (Pasco County), died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at Tarpon Bayou Nursing Home in Tarpon Springs. Born in Mattoon, Ill., she came here 23 years ago from Waukegan, Ill. She was a private secretary at Abbott Laboratories in North Chicago, Ill. She was a member of the Moose, VFW Auxiliary Hernando and Hope Lutheran Church of Hudson. Survivors include her husband, John A.; and two nephews, William Reeter and Randy Reeter, both of Decatur, Ill. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • JOHNSON, PAUL D. JR., 81, of New Port Richey, died Monday (April 28, 2003) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. He came here several years ago from his native Terre Haute, Ind. He was a medical surgeon and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his daughter, Victoria Johnson, Enola, Pa. Ambassador Mortuary Service, Oldsmar.
  • KARL, THERESA MARIE, 71, of Port Richey, died Sunday (May 4, 2003) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Gilberton, Pa., she came here in 1986 from Rosedale, Md. She was a homemaker and member of St. James the Apostle Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Joseph J. Karl Sr.; five sons, Joseph J. Karl Jr., Matthew, Eric, Joseph and Robert; three daughters, Theresa German, Anna Telak, and Lenore Karuby; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.
  • LaLONDE, DOROTHY L., 86, of Hudson, formerly of Port Richey, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) in Hudson. Born in Canada, she came here three years ago from Port Richey and was a homemaker. Survivors include her son, Rick, Michigan; and her sisters and grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.
  • STROCK, JUDY C., 58, of Bayonet Point, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Bartlesville, Okla., she came here 34 years ago from Miami. She was a registered nurse at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital and Community Hospital of New Port Richey. She also worked at Hernando-Pasco Hospice and was an Army veteran, serving as a nurse. Survivors include her husband, Robert; a daughter, Andrea, Bayonet Point; two sons, Aric, Melbourne, and Aaron, New Port Richey; and one grandchild. Prevatt Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hudson.
  • THOMAS, RICHARD A., 72, of Hudson, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in New Britain, Conn., he came here in 1993 from California. He was a retired engineer with Lockheed. Survivors include three sons, James Thomas, Seattle; Steve McFadden, Houston; and Ed Mc Fadden, Springfield, Mo.; three daughters, Susan Williams, Hudson, Laura Thomas, Hudson, and Janie Mc Fadden, Lathrop, Calif.; and one grandchild. Wellwood/Grace Funeral Home & Cemetery, Hudson.
  • THOMPSON, ROBERT G., 91, of Hudson, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at Windsor Woods Nursing Home in Hudson. He came here in 1980 from his native Indiana, Pa. He was a retired manager of employee benefits for Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal Co. with more than 50 years and four months of service. He was a member of BPOE Lodge and Grace United Methodist Church for over 50 years. Survivors include his wife, Thalya; a son, Robert G. Thompson Jr., St. Augustine; a daughter, Lucinda Wassam, Hollidaysburg, Pa.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • TURNBOUGH, JAMES O., 65, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (May 1, 2003) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. He came here 34 years ago from his native St. Louis. He was a security guard for St. Petersburg College and an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; a son, Robert, Massachusetts; three stepsons, Kenneth Korchak and Stephen Korchak, both of New Port Richey, and John Korchak, Brooksville; and seven grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
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    Belleair

    • MOUDY, SAMUEL M., 88, of Belleair, died Thursday (May 1, 2003) at Mease Continuing Care, Dunedin. He was born in Washington, D.C., and came here in 1956 from Maryland, where he retired as supervisor and senior inspector of equipment and cataloging for the Navy. He was Methodist. Survivors include two daughters, Janet Partridge, St. Petersburg, and Marilyn Hammond, Las Cruces, N.M.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.

    Belleair Bluffs

    • BUIDENS, RAYMOND J., 79, of Belleair Bluffs, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at Largo Medical Center. He came here in 1990 from his native Chicago, where he retired as an inspector for Grand Trunk Western Railroad. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II in which he received the Purple Heart. He was a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Marion; two sons, David A. Buidens, St. Petersburg, and Sean Ramon, Burbank, Ill.; two daughters, Ladean P. Buidens, Treasure Island, and Raedel Denise Buidens-Wapinski, Palos Park, Ill.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

    Clearwater

    • BELL, MARY O. (SWEAT) "DEDE," 79, formerly of Clearwater, died Sunday (May 4, 2003) in North Reading, Mass. She was born in Nashville, Ga., and lived in Waltham, Mass., and Tennessee, she came to Clearwater, then moved in 2002 to North Reading. She worked as a supervisor for an electronics company. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara J. Visconti, North Reading; three grandchildren, Lori A. Souza, Trinity, Vincent J. Visconti, North Reading, and Dr. Kevin Misischia, Johnson City, Tenn.; and eight great-grandchildren. Cota Funeral Home, North Reading, Mass.
    • BONHAM, RICHARD EUGENE, 60, of Clearwater, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He was born in Steubenville, Ohio, and came here in 1999 from Gaithersburg, Md. He was a salesman and worked for Fitzgerald Auto Mall. He was an Air Force veteran. He was a United Methodist and a member of VFW Post 10093 and American Legion Post 238, both in Safety Harbor. Survivors include his wife, Gertrude R.; a daughter, Kristen Bonham, Washington, D.C.; a stepdaughter, Jaima Glass, Clearwater; his father, Eugene M., Steubenville; two brothers, Robert D., Londonderry, N.H., and Thomas J., Steubenville; and a grandson, Grayson Glass Mills, Clearwater. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
    • CALVERT, HARRIETT LOTHSON, 90, of Clearwater, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at Park Place Assisted Living Facility, Clearwater. She was born in Rockford, Ill., and came here in 1975 from DeKalb, Ill. She was a homemaker and a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Largo. She enjoyed drawing. Survivors include her husband of 15 years, Jesse; a son, David John Lothson, Darien, Conn.; a daughter, Carol Ann Massier, Mesa, Ariz.; two sisters, Lucille Peppler, Boise, Idaho, and Priscilla Beck, Captiola, Calif.; and three grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • MONTGOMERY, JULIA E., 85, of Clearwater, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 4, 2003). She came to St. Petersburg in 1958 from her native Philadelphia, and in 1982 moved to Clearwater. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, James A. Jr., Seminole, and Scott T., Dallas; a sister, Mary Hutchinson, Berlin, N.J.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • SERRITELLA, CARMELLA A., 82, of Clearwater, died Sunday (May 4, 2003) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She came here in 1971 from her native Chicago. She taught physical education from 1973-1985 at Safety Harbor Middle School. She graduated from Chicago Teachers College. She was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater. She was active in several organization at On Top of the World. She was a past president of the 9-Hole Ladies Golf League and the Columbia Club, and a member of the Italian American Club of Clearwater. She enjoyed oil painting, golfing and bowling. Survivors include two sons, Michael, Clearwater, and James, Laytonsville, Md.; four daughters, Donna Marie Serritella, Clearwater, Belle Serritella, Willowbrook, Ill., Diane Bairas, Augusta, Ga., and Susan Richberg, Charleston, S.C.; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson; and a niece. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Dunedin

    • CARO, LILY ANGELICA, infant daughter of Elizabeth Frances and Steven Edward Caro Jr., of Holiday, formerly of Dunedin and Pinellas Park, died Monday (April 28, 2003) at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg. Besides her parents, survivors include her maternal grandmother, Kathleen Dee, and maternal great-grandmother, Mary Dee, both of Dunedin; her paternal grandparents, Stephanie and Steven Caro Sr., Pinellas Park; her maternal grandparents, Marie and Fred Aust, Holiday; and her paternal grandmother, Bonnie Hawkins, Illinois. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
    • DAVIS, DOROTHY IRENE (WALLACE), 79, of Dunedin, died Sunday (May 4, 2003) at the home of a daughter in Dunedin. She was born in Homestead, Pa., and came here in 1970 from Butler, Pa. She worked for Trans World Airlines for five years, and locally she worked for Southeast Banks and Pinellas County schools. She was a member of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Tarpon Springs. Survivors include a daughter, Diane Jarrell, Dunedin; three sons, James R., Dunedin, Gary, Clearwater, and Keith, Safety Harbor; a sister, Marjorie Noble, Orlando; two brothers, William, Ligonier, Pa., and George, Homestead, Pa.; and six grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
    • THOMPSON, EARL, 68, of Dunedin, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. There are no known survivors. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.

    Largo

    • EJK, MARY E., 86, of Port Richey, formerly of Largo, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at the Sun Coast Hospital in Largo. She was born in Plainfield, N.J., came to Largo in 1968 from New Jersey and recently moved to Port Richey. She was a retired sales clerk and Catholic. She was a member of the Heritage Women's Club, where she served in numerous offices. She was an avid bowler and bingo player. Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn E. Martin, Port Richey, and a son, Edward W., Holiday. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • KAKESH, NASSER ELIAS, 67, of Largo, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Amman, Jordan, and moved to the United States in 1964. He was a 15-year employee of the Fleet Maintenance Department of the St. Petersburg Times. He was a member of St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church in Pinellas Park. Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Kokab; two sons, Murad and Maurice, both of Largo; three brothers, Munir, Albany, Ga., Samir, Italy, and Anwar, Atlanta; three sisters, Marguerite Kakesh and Samira Kakesh, both of Amman, and Munira Kakesh, Hudson. Memorial Park Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • MESSNER, MARK S., 56, of Largo, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at home. He came here in 1959 from his native Buffalo, N.Y. He worked as a salesman for a wholesale seafood company. He was Catholic and a member of the National Rifle Association. He was an Eagle Scout. He enjoyed fishing, swimming and was a sports and horse enthusiast. Survivors include two sons, M. Stephen Jr., Seminole, and Michael, St. Petersburg; a stepson, Christopher Fuller, Delray Beach; his mother, June Mick, Navarre; two sisters, Marsha Lange, St. Pete Beach, and Michele Burnison, Navarre. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach.
    • MINTON, LOIS, 88, of Largo, died Sunday (May 4, 2003) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. She was born in Willow City, N.D., and came here in 1980 from Fort Lauderdale. She was a homemaker and Presbyterian. Survivors include two sons, Michael, Indian Rocks Beach, and Jerry, Belleair Beach; a daughter, Judy Goebel, Cleveland; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • NEWTON, EDNA LOUISE, 95, of Largo, died Sunday (May 4, 2003) atPalm Garden of Pinellas, Largo nursing home. She was born in Livonia, N.Y., and came here in 2002 from Hamburg, N.Y. She retired as dispatcher for the Dansville, N.Y., Police Department. Survivors include two sons, Malcolm Morley Newton, Largo, and Milton Truman Newton, Melbourne; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
    • PORTER, ROBERT J., 83, of Largo, died Sunday (May 4, 2003) at Sunset Point Rehabilitation Center, Clearwater. He was born in Finchville, Ky., and came here in 1979 from Louisville, Ky., where he retired as a warehouse worker. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Lily; two brothers; and two sisters. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    Palm Harbor

    • McMURTREY, PAUL W., 58, of Palm Harbor, died Sunday (May 4, 2003) at home. He was born in Norfolk, Va., and came here in 1948 from Virginia. He owned and operated Paul's Palm Trees of Palm Harbor and was active in community projects for more than 30 years. He was an Air Force veteran. He was a weight lifter and member of the Bruise Brothers Club, and a member of the Nurserymen's Association. Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Karen Bouziden; a son, Jason Hampton, Tallahassee; his mother, Cameron Shannon, Belleair; two brothers, Tom, Clearwater, and David, Tallahassee; and two grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • PRODY, ROSE M., 79, of Palm Harbor, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Newark, N.J., and came here in 1970 from Toms River, N.J. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Clearwater, and Highland Lakes Golf and Tennis Club. Survivors include a daughter, Joan M. Cure, Oldwick, N.J.; a sister, Ann Thomson, Lakewood, N.J.; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Safety Harbor

    • JOHANSEN, FRANCES E., 81, of Safety Harbor, died Sunday (May 4, 2003) at home. She was born in North Bergen, N.J., and came here in the late 1980s from Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y., where she retired as a legal secretary. She was a Navy veteran and a past commander of DAV Chapter 103, Dunedin, and a member of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor. Survivors include her husband of 21 years, Edmund; a daughter, Joan Herrschaft, Scottsdale, Ariz.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Seminole

    • BYWATER, SCOTT, 51, of Seminole, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at Kindred Hospital. He was born in New York City and moved here from Atlanta. He was a member of the electricians union. Survivors include a daughter, Casandra Bywater, Seminole; his mother, Susan Raben, South Pasadena; and his father, George Bywater, Harding, Pa. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • FRAZIER, IRA, 80, of Seminole, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Roxana, Ky, and moved here in 1973 from Dayton, Ohio. He was a retired union steward for General Motors. He was Protestant. He liked sports and fishing. Survivors include a son, Jerry S., Largo; a sister, Wanda Satterly, Harrisburg, Ky.; and two grandchildren. Royal Palm Funeral Chapel & Cemetery North, St. Petersburg.
    • LITZ, FRANCIS X., 80, of Seminole, died Sunday (May 4, 2003) at Largo Medical Center. He moved here in 1992 from his native Washington, D.C. He was a chief investigator for the District of Columbia Corporation Council. He was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church in Largo and the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Lily P.; two sons, Gregory F., Deltona, and William F., Largo; a brother, Paul Robert, Windsor, Pa.; and four grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • SLIE, ELSIE G., 77, of Seminole, died Sunday (May 4, 2003) at Lexington Health and Rehab, Kenneth City. She was born in Philadelphia and moved here in 1998 from Concordville, Pa. She was a former switchboard supervisor for Scott Paper. She was Episcopalian. Survivors include a sister, Janet Doherty, Seminole; and a brother, Edward Goudy, Pinellas Park. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • VANCE, RAYMOND F., 78, of Seminole, died Monday (May 5, 2003) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Sun Coast. Born in Cincinnati, he moved here in 1990 from Columbus, Ohio. He was a self-employed baker and a Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Penny; two sons, Terry, Kentucky, and Raymond Jr., Ohio; four daughters, Barbara Gastright, South Carolina, and Rae Lynn Clark, Perri Kise and Paula Vance, all of Ohio; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Seminole.

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    St. Petersburg

    • ALLEN, ELLA MAE, 93, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 4, 2003) at St. Anthony's Hospital. She came here in the early 1940s from her native Tallahassee. She was a retired domestic worker. She was a member of Moore's Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where she served on the Usher Board and the Women's Missionary Society. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Allen, St. Petersburg; and a sister, Lessie Lee Curry, Fort Lauderdale. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • DALE, THOMAS E., 37, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (May 2, 2003) at home under the care of hospice. He was born in Camden, N.J., and came here in 1975 from Tabernacle, N.J. He was a plastics injection mold press operator. He was a member of FOE 4147 in Seminole. He was Lutheran. Survivors include two sons, Eric Burton and Michael Dale, a daughter, Heather Dale, and his mother and stepfather, Carolyn and John Striewski, all of St. Petersburg; three brothers, Henry Dale, Pinellas Park, Sean Dale, Largo, and John Striewski, Newaygo, Mich.; a sister, Colleen Sleesman, Clearwater; and a companion, Wendy Bouffard, Pinellas Park. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.
    • FREITAG, VIGA R., 87, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 4, 2003) at Suncoast Manor Health Center. Born in Cincinnati, she came here many years ago from Waukegan, Ill. She was a graduate of the Jewish Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati. She was a registered nurse and a member of Temple Beth El and its sisterhood. Survivors include a brother, Orla H. Mielziner, Cincinnati; and many cousins. Beth David South Chapel of David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg.
    • JAMES, WILLIAM RICHARD, 60, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (May 2, 2003) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. He was born in Warrior Run, Pa., and came here in 1974 from Sparta, N.J. He was a public school teacher. He was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Gertrude Rose James; a daughter, Cynthia R. Khayat, and a granddaughter, Alyssa Rose Dewaele, both of Pinellas Park. Memorial Park Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • MCDONALD, HELENE T., 86, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (May 2, 2003) at Integrated Health Services, Pinellas Park. She was born in Shenandoah, Penn., and moved here in 1945 from Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cathedral of St. Jude Church. International Casket and Urn Gallery, Clearwater.
    • MILLER, WILLIAM ROY "BILL," 74, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (May 2, 2003) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. He was born in Detroit and moved here in 1994 from Loudon, Tenn. He was a Korean War Army veteran. He was a retired mechanical engineer in the automotive industry. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, St. Petersburg, and a life member of the Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Elfrida; a daughter, Diane Miller, Chico, Calif.; and a sister, Patricia Pratt, Kalamazoo, Mich. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • NIELSON, DOROTHY, 84, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at St. Anthony's Hospital. There are no known survivors. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • PUCKETT, NELLIE GRACE, 100, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. She was born in LaFollette, Tenn., and moved here in 1991 from Corbin, Ky. She was a bookkeeper for an automotive dealership. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Corbin. Survivors include a daughter, Josephine T. Fleming, St. Petersburg; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Memorial Park Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • ROBINSON, BARBARA JEAN "EVANGELIST," 62, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at home. She moved here many years ago from her native Tampa. She was a social worker for the Pinellas Opportunity Council. She was a graduate of Gibbs High class of 1959 and attended St. Petersburg Junior College. Survivors include three sons, Winfred, Hendri and Vincent, all of St. Petersburg; two daughters, Emily Boone and Sherries Green, both of St. Petersburg; three brothers, Jerome, Joseph and John Anderson, all of Tampa; two sisters, Berthenyn Dunbar and Grace Crawford, both of Tampa; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • SARGENT, SUSIE MAE, 89, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 4, 2003) at Golfview Nursing Home. She was born in Roselle Park, N.J., and moved here in 1977 from Edison, N.J. She worked with her late husband in the family business, Sargent Bros. Movers, and was a former Girl Scouts troop leader. Survivors include a daughter, Karen S. Steidel, St. Petersburg; two sons, Larry J., Bridgewater, N.J., and Virgil J., Edison, N.J.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • TRILSCH, RICHARD W. SR., 69, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 4, 2003) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was born in Flushing, N.Y. and moved here in 1960 from Long Island, N.Y. He was a driver for PSTA in Clearwater. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was Episcopalian. He was a volunteer for both the Treasure Island Fire Department and Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. He was a Mason. Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Alma; and a cousin, Andrew Valentine, Smithtown, N.Y. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • WALKER, MADELINE, 91, of Bradenton, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 4, 2003) at Westminster Towers in Bradenton. She moved here in 1981 from her native Bessemer, Ala. She was Presbyterian. She was a music teacher and a church organist. Survivors include a daughter, Earline Rhea, Bessemer; two sons, Joe, Salt Springs, and Ted, Bradenton; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home and Cemetery, Seminole.
    • WIGGINS, CHARLES EDWARD, 45, of Spring Hill, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at Oak Hill Hospital, Brooksville. He moved to Spring Hill eight years ago from his native St. Petersburg. He was a retired hairdresser. Survivors include his mother, Elizabeth Cope, Morriston; a daughter, Michelle Wiggins, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Deborah Wiggins, Morriston, and Diana Wiggins, Williston; and his companion, Jerry Hines, Spring Hill. Turner Funeral & Cremation Center, Commercial Way, Spring Hill.
    • WILLIAMS, EVELYN GOLPHIN, 51, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at Edward White Hospital. She moved here form her native Girald, Ga., in 1969. She was a housekeeper at Swanholm Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was a member of All Nations Church of God By Faith and a former member of the Dynamite 20s Social Club. Survivors include her husband of seven years, Curtis; her father, Danford Golphin Sr., Sirdiss, Ga.; three brothers, Danford Golphin Jr., Thomas Golphin Sr., and Jimmy L. Roberts, all of St. Petersburg; and a sister, Hattie Golphin, Sirdiss. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

    Seminole

    • BYWATER, SCOTT, 51, of Seminole, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at Kindred Hospital. He was born in New York City and moved here from Atlanta. He was a member of the electricians union. Survivors include a daughter, Casandra Bywater, Seminole; his mother, Susan Raben, South Pasadena; and his father, George Bywater, Harding, Pa. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • FRAZIER, IRA, 80, of Seminole, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Roxana, Ky, and moved here in 1973 from Dayton, Ohio. He was a retired union steward for General Motors. He was Protestant. He liked sports and fishing. Survivors include a son, Jerry S., Largo; a sister, Wanda Satterly, Harrisburg, Ky.; and two grandchildren. Royal Palm Funeral Chapel & Cemetery North, St. Petersburg.
    • LITZ, FRANCIS X., 80, of Seminole, died Sunday (May 4, 2003) at Largo Medical Center. He moved here in 1992 from his native Washington, D.C. He was a chief investigator for the District of Columbia Corporation Council. He was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church in Largo and the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Lily P.; two sons, Gregory F., Deltona, and William F., Largo; a brother, Paul Robert, Windsor, Pa.; and four grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • SLIE, ELSIE G., 77, of Seminole, died Sunday (May 4, 2003) at Lexington Health and Rehab, Kenneth City. She was born in Philadelphia and moved here in 1998 from Concordville, Pa. She was a former switchboard supervisor for Scott Paper. She was Episcopalian. Survivors include a sister, Janet Doherty, Seminole; and a brother, Edward Goudy, Pinellas Park. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • VANCE, RAYMOND F., 78, of Seminole, died Monday (May 5, 2003) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Sun Coast. Born in Cincinnati, he moved here in 1990 from Columbus, Ohio. He was a self-employed baker and a Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Penny; two sons, Terry, Kentucky, and Raymond Jr., Ohio; four daughters, Barbara Gastright, South Carolina, and Rae Lynn Clark, Perri Kise and Paula Vance, all of Ohio; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Seminole.

    Belleair

    • MOUDY, SAMUEL M., 88, of Belleair, died Thursday (May 1, 2003) at Mease Continuing Care, Dunedin. He was born in Washington, D.C., and came here in 1956 from Maryland, where he retired as supervisor and senior inspector of equipment and cataloging for the Navy. He was Methodist. Survivors include two daughters, Janet Partridge, St. Petersburg, and Marilyn Hammond, Las Cruces, N.M.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.

    Belleair Bluffs

    • BUIDENS, RAYMOND J., 79, of Belleair Bluffs, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at Largo Medical Center. He came here in 1990 from his native Chicago, where he retired as an inspector for Grand Trunk Western Railroad. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II in which he received the Purple Heart. He was a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Marion; two sons, David A. Buidens, St. Petersburg, and Sean Ramon, Burbank, Ill.; two daughters, Ladean P. Buidens, Treasure Island, and Raedel Denise Buidens-Wapinski, Palos Park, Ill.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

    Clearwater

    • BELL, MARY O. (SWEAT) "DEDE," 79, formerly of Clearwater, died Sunday (May 4, 2003) in North Reading, Mass. She was born in Nashville, Ga., and lived in Waltham, Mass., and Tennessee, she came to Clearwater, then moved in 2002 to North Reading. She worked as a supervisor for an electronics company. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara J. Visconti, North Reading; three grandchildren, Lori A. Souza, Trinity, Vincent J. Visconti, North Reading, and Dr. Kevin Misischia, Johnson City, Tenn.; and eight great-grandchildren. Cota Funeral Home, North Reading, Mass.
    • BONHAM, RICHARD EUGENE, 60, of Clearwater, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He was born in Steubenville, Ohio, and came here in 1999 from Gaithersburg, Md. He was a salesman and worked for Fitzgerald Auto Mall. He was an Air Force veteran. He was a United Methodist and a member of VFW Post 10093 and American Legion Post 238, both in Safety Harbor. Survivors include his wife, Gertrude R.; a daughter, Kristen Bonham, Washington, D.C.; a stepdaughter, Jaima Glass, Clearwater; his father, Eugene M., Steubenville; two brothers, Robert D., Londonderry, N.H., and Thomas J., Steubenville; and a grandson, Grayson Glass Mills, Clearwater. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
    • CALVERT, HARRIETT LOTHSON, 90, of Clearwater, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at Park Place Assisted Living Facility, Clearwater. She was born in Rockford, Ill., and came here in 1975 from DeKalb, Ill. She was a homemaker and a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Largo. She enjoyed drawing. Survivors include her husband of 15 years, Jesse; a son, David John Lothson, Darien, Conn.; a daughter, Carol Ann Massier, Mesa, Ariz.; two sisters, Lucille Peppler, Boise, Idaho, and Priscilla Beck, Captiola, Calif.; and three grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • MONTGOMERY, JULIA E., 85, of Clearwater, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 4, 2003). She came to St. Petersburg in 1958 from her native Philadelphia, and in 1982 moved to Clearwater. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, James A. Jr., Seminole, and Scott T., Dallas; a sister, Mary Hutchinson, Berlin, N.J.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • SERRITELLA, CARMELLA A., 82, of Clearwater, died Sunday (May 4, 2003) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She came here in 1971 from her native Chicago. She taught physical education from 1973-1985 at Safety Harbor Middle School. She graduated from Chicago Teachers College. She was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater. She was active in several organization at On Top of the World. She was a past president of the 9-Hole Ladies Golf League and the Columbia Club, and a member of the Italian American Club of Clearwater. She enjoyed oil painting, golfing and bowling. Survivors include two sons, Michael, Clearwater, and James, Laytonsville, Md.; four daughters, Donna Marie Serritella, Clearwater, Belle Serritella, Willowbrook, Ill., Diane Bairas, Augusta, Ga., and Susan Richberg, Charleston, S.C.; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson; and a niece. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Largo

    • EJK, MARY E., 86, of Port Richey, formerly of Largo, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at the Sun Coast Hospital in Largo. She was born in Plainfield, N.J., came to Largo in 1968 from New Jersey and recently moved to Port Richey. She was a retired sales clerk and Catholic. She was a member of the Heritage Women's Club, where she served in numerous offices. She was an avid bowler and bingo player. Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn E. Martin, Port Richey, and a son, Edward W., Holiday. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • KAKESH, NASSER ELIAS, 67, of Largo, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Amman, Jordan, and moved to the United States in 1964. He was a 15-year employee of the Fleet Maintenance Department of the St. Petersburg Times. He was a member of St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church in Pinellas Park. Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Kokab; two sons, Murad and Maurice, both of Largo; three brothers, Munir, Albany, Ga., Samir, Italy, and Anwar, Atlanta; three sisters, Marguerite Kakesh and Samira Kakesh, both of Amman, and Munira Kakesh, Hudson. Memorial Park Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • MESSNER, MARK S., 56, of Largo, died Saturday (May 3, 2003) at home. He came here in 1959 from his native Buffalo, N.Y. He worked as a salesman for a wholesale seafood company. He was Catholic and a member of the National Rifle Association. He was an Eagle Scout. He enjoyed fishing, swimming and was a sports and horse enthusiast. Survivors include two sons, M. Stephen Jr., Seminole, and Michael, St. Petersburg; a stepson, Christopher Fuller, Delray Beach; his mother, June Mick, Navarre; two sisters, Marsha Lange, St. Pete Beach, and Michele Burnison, Navarre. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach.
    • MINTON, LOIS, 88, of Largo, died Sunday (May 4, 2003) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. She was born in Willow City, N.D., and came here in 1980 from Fort Lauderdale. She was a homemaker and Presbyterian. Survivors include two sons, Michael, Indian Rocks Beach, and Jerry, Belleair Beach; a daughter, Judy Goebel, Cleveland; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • NEWTON, EDNA LOUISE, 95, of Largo, died Sunday (May 4, 2003) atPalm Garden of Pinellas, Largo nursing home. She was born in Livonia, N.Y., and came here in 2002 from Hamburg, N.Y. She retired as dispatcher for the Dansville, N.Y., Police Department. Survivors include two sons, Malcolm Morley Newton, Largo, and Milton Truman Newton, Melbourne; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
    • PORTER, ROBERT J., 83, of Largo, died Sunday (May 4, 2003) at Sunset Point Rehabilitation Center, Clearwater. He was born in Finchville, Ky., and came here in 1979 from Louisville, Ky., where he retired as a warehouse worker. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Lily; two brothers; and two sisters. National Cremation Society, Largo.
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