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Friday, May 30, 2003
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Friday, May 30, 2003

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

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  • BLOCK, JANET M., 69, of Hernando, died Monday (May 26, 2003) in Hernando. Born in Cleveland, she came here in 1973 from Brook Park, Ohio. She was a homemaker and a member of VFW Auxiliary Post 4252. She was Protestant. Survivors include her daughter, Kathy Cergol, Middleburg Heights, Ohio; a sister, Betty Lettie, Cincinnati; three grandchildren; and companion, Walter Wade. Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness.
  • BRADBURY, COLLEEN ANN, 42, of Seminole, formerly of Inverness, died Monday (May 26, 2003) in St. Petersburg. She was born in Phoenix, she moved to Inverness from Port Richey. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. She was a 1980 graduate of Hudson High School and participated in school sports events. Survivors include her husband of five years, Keith R.; a daughter, Heather Asley Bradbury, Seminole; her parents, Ernest and Janice (Girard) Hopper, Hernando; four brothers, Sean, Timothy and Brenden Hopper, all of Hernando, and Ernest Hopper II, Inverness; two sisters, Christine Hopper, Dunnellon, and Kelly Anne Hopper, Ocala; many nephews and nieces. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • CRAIG, LOUISE (TRIMBATH), 92, of Crystal River, formerly of Dunnellon, died Tuesday (May 27, 2003) at the Crystal River Health Center of Crystal River. Born in Uniontown, Pa., she came to Florida in 1978 from California. She retired from the Shell Oil Co., New York City, with 22 years of service. She was a graduate of Columbia University and was a member of the Main Street Baptist Church. There are no known immediate survivors. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.
  • CZUBAROFF, BORIS, 88, of Beverly Hills, died Monday (May 26, 2003) in Beverly Hills. Born in Radom, Poland, he came here in 1980 from Atlanta. He was a retired professor of mechanical engineering for Ebasco Services Inc. He was Eastern Orthodox. Survivors include his wife, Janina (Marinsky); a son, Valentine, Philadelphia; and two grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills.
  • FREY, HAROLD R. JR., 55, of Lecanto, died Tuesday (May 27, 2003) at Citrus Health Center in Inverness. Born in Hamlet, Ohio, he came here in 1972 from Port Charlotte. He was employed as an automotive mechanic at Olson Tires in Spring Hill and was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include his son, Roger Vickers, Citrus Springs; two daughters, Angela Hirsch, Crystal River, and Merilee Vickers, Beverly Hills; his mother, Marcella Frey, Bostic, N.C.; and six grandchildren. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness.
  • HAWKESWORTH, MARGARET J., 76, of Beverly Hills, died Tuesday (May 27, 2003) in Beverly Hills. Born in Yeovil, England, she came to Florida 35 years ago from Los Angeles and was a homemaker. She was Baptist. Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Hancock, Beverly Hills, and Patty McKean, Inverness; two sons, Curtis Parker, Davie, and Dennis Parker, Ocala; many nephews and nieces; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • JEFFERSON, RUTH R., 84, of Hernando, died Wednesday (May 28, 2003) at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Born in Chicago, she came here two years ago from Wood Dale, Ill., and was a homemaker. She was Lutheran. Survivors include two daughters, Karen Graham, Wood Dale, and Judy Carnell, Hernando; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.
  • LAMMERS, FRED J., 76, of Inverness, died Tuesday (May 27, 2003) at home under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Cincinnati, he came here in 1981 from Miami. He was the retired manager for the Ranch House Restaurant in Dade County. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Elks Lodge 2522 Hernando and Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Marcella; two sons, Frank, Miami, and Carl, Duncan, Okla.; a daughter, Mary Diane Johnston, Panama City; a brother, Louis, Clovis, Calif.; a granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness.
  • MEISBERGER, NORBERT J., 88, of Brooksville, died Tuesday (May 27, 2003) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Cincinnati, he came here 30 years ago from Indian Rocks Beach. He was a welder for General Electric and a member of the Brooksville Church of the Nazarene. Survivors include his wife, Clara E.; three sons, Nicholas, Dahlonega, Ga., Richard, Brooksville, and Mark, Inverness; two daughters, Donna Fillmon and Arleen Winkle, both of Brooksville; several nieces and nephews; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.
  • STEFKO, JOSEPH, 90, of Crystal River, died Tuesday (May 27, 2003) in Crystal River. Born in Newark, N.J., he came here 24 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. He was a retired assembly line worker for Gruman Aerospace. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a member of American Legion Blanton Thompson Post 155. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Mildred; a son, Joseph A., Lynbrook, N.Y.; a daughter, Jeanette E. Stefko, Scottsdale, Ariz.; a niece and a nephew. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • TOMKO, GEORGE JR., 72, of Lecanto, died Tuesday (May 27, 2003) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital in Crystal River. Born in Cleveland, he came here in 1986 from Brunswick, Ohio, and was a retired master plumber. He was Methodist. Survivors include three sons, George Tomko III, Medina, Ohio, Allan and Donald, both of Nevada; three daughters, Christine Tomko, Nevada, Shiloh Galvin, Florida, Amy Loca, Garrettsville, Ohio; a brother, Mark, North Carolina; a sister, Marilyn, Cleveland; 20 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • WOOD, NANCY COATES, of Crystal River, died Sunday (May 25, 2003) at home under the care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Palmyra, N.Y., she was a 29-year resident of Crystal River. She was a graduate of Russell Sage College, Troy, N.Y. She joined the Red Cross during World War II and served in Casablanca, Marrakesh, Milan and other cities in Europe. She also was a homemaker. She was a member of the Seven Rivers Country Club. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Jim; a daughter, Gail, Crystal River; a son, Whitney "Rusty", Perry, Ga.; a niece; and a granddaughter. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
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  • CLEARY, GEORGE H., 73, of Weeki Wachee, died Wednesday (May 28, 2003) at home. Born in New York City, he came here in 2001 from Tucson, Ariz. He was an Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; two stepdaughters, Leslie Hatcher, Parker, Colo., and Kimberlee Hill, Ellettsville, Ind.; a brother, Albert, New York; and four grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill.
  • KING, RANDOLPH "RANDY," 84, of Ridge Manor, died Tuesday (May 27, 2003) in Dade City. Born in Middletown, Del., he came here in 1960 from Atlanta. He was a retired Army major and served during World War II and the Korean War. He also retired from the Ford Motor Co. with 24 years of service. Survivors include his sons, Randolph Charles, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and Lewis Price, Jacksonville; a daughter, Lesley D. Holt, Agawam, Mass.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Coleman & Ferguson Funeral Homes, Dade City.
  • RYAN, THOMAS H. JR., 83, of Brooksville, died Monday (May 26, 2003) at Spring Hill Health Center. Born in Fall River, Mass., he came here 19 years ago from Michigan and was a retired U.S. Army Post Office worker. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Loretta; two daughters, Kathleen, Brooksville, and Patricia Mercure, Michigan; a son, Thomas H. Ryan III, Michigan; two brothers, Leroy, Jacksonville, and Arthur, Greenville, S.C.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill.
  • SMITH, AARON JACK SR., 84, of Brooksville, died Thursday (May 29, 2003) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Brooksville. Born in Bonifay, he came here 72 years ago from Fort Myers. He was the retired owner and operator of Jack's Garage and was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. His activities included: a 50-year member of Hernando Lodge 97 F&AM; founding member and past president Hernando Scottish Rite Club; past president Hernando Shrine Club and former member of their Tin Lizzy Group; former member of Egypt Temple Shrine; member of First United Methodist Church of Brooksville. Survivors include his wife, Martha (Stephens); two sons, William Stephen and Aaron Jack Smith Jr., both of Brooksville; two daughters, Cheryl S. Sorrow, Greenwood, S.C., and Rhoda S. Mercer, Dahlonega, Ga.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.
  • TURNURE, DALLAS RICHARD, 94, of Spring Hill, died Friday (May 23, 2003) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. He was born in Red Cloud, Neb., and was a personnel manager for an aircraft manufacturing company. Survivors include his wife, Olga (Wrightson); a stepson, Edward Julio Wrightson, and two stepdaughters, Karen Miller and Irma Marilyn Wrightson, all of New Jersey; and six grandchildren. Turner Funeral & Cremation Center, Spring Hill.
  • WARD, DOROTHY C., 91, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (May 29, 2003) at Evergreen Woods in Spring Hill. She was born in New York and came here in 1989. She was a retired secretary with Long Island Lighting in New York and was a member of the Eastern Star. She was Methodist. Survivors include her daughter, Pamela Courtney, Spring Hill; a son, Donald, Islip, N.Y.; and three grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill.
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  • CAMPANARO, DAVID RALPH, 49, of Tampa, died Tuesday (May 27, 2003) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Rome, N.Y., he moved to Tampa several years ago. He was a construction laborer. Survivors include his wife, Donna. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
  • COLLETT, SHARON C., 44, of Riverview, formerly of Clearwater, died Saturday (May 24, 2003) at South Bay Hospital. Born in Clearwater, she moved to Riverview 13 years ago. She was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church, Riverview. Survivors include her husband, Robert; two sons, Brandon and Clifton Collett, Riverview; her mother, Mary Kay Koch, Clearwater; her father, Samuel Henderson, LaBelle; and a brother, Sean Henderson, Wellington. E. James Reese Funeral Home and Crematory, Seminole.
  • DIXON, ANNA MAE, 91, of Tampa, died Tuesday (May 27, 2003) at Carrington Place Convalescent Center, St. Petersburg. Born in Sumner County, Kan., she moved to Tampa in 1997. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul Methodist Church in Arkansas City, Kan. and of the OES No. 99, Waverly, Ohio. Survivors include a brother, Kenneth Wood, Wichita, Kan.; two sisters, Nita Gallagher, Belfair, Wash., and Mary Ann Vidrickson, Salina, Kan.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. International Casket & Urn Gallery, Clearwater.
  • GARIS, KEVIN W., 48, of Riverview, died Wednesday (May 28, 2003) in Brandon. Born in Sellersville, Pa., he moved to the Tampa area in 1995. He was a carpenter. Survivors include his wife, Brenda; a daughter, Kendra Orlean Weaver, Quakertown, Pa.; two sons, Ryan Nolan Garis, Ruskin, and Joshua James Garis, Riverview; his parents, Robert and Ruth Garis, Souderton, Pa.; a brother, Robert Richard Garis, Jacksonville; a sister, Lori Ann Folcarelli, Pennsylvania; and one grandchild. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • GORNTO, EARL JAMES, 80, of Brandon, died Tuesday (May 27, 2003). Born in Tampa, he was a lifelong resident of the Tampa area. He was a subcontractor, a member of BPO Elks Lodge No. 2383, Brandon, Buckhorn Golf & Country Club and was Lutheran. Survivors include his wife, Mary; a daughter, Catherine Terrell, Tampa; a brother, Dyer E. Gornto, Tampa; and a sister, Betty June Price, Seffner. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • HAMILTON, C.L., 70, of Tampa, died Tuesday (May 27, 2003). Born in Clayton, Ala., he moved to the Tampa area several years ago. Survivors include his wife, Gaynell; a daughter, Dorothy Crawley, Tampa; a son, Willie Hamilton, Clayton; z stepdaughter, Kay Frances Harris, San Diego; six sisters, Dorothy, Evagleen, Elouise, Alice and Mary, all of Fort Myers, and Dolly, Rochester, N.Y.; a brother, Willie Hamilton, Tampa; and three grandchildren. Everett, Derr & Anderson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • JARVIS, JULIAN MAY, 68, of Brandon, died Wednesday (May 28, 2003) at home. Born in Oxford, England, she moved to Florida 30 years ago from Georgia. She was a homemaker and was Protestant. Survivors include two daughters, Debra Lengyel and Julie Ellefsen, both of Brandon; two brothers, Ken Walton and Gordan Walter; two sisters, Irene Behan and Marge Sherman, all of Oxford; and five grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • MALLARD, BERTHA, 64, of Brandon, died Monday (May 26, 2003) at Tandem Health Care at Brandon. Born in Tampa, she was a lifelong resident of the area. She was a teacher at Sulphur Springs Elementary and at Gaither High School and was Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Sherald Wood, Tampa; three sons, Scott Mallard, Escanaba, Mich., Walter and David Wood, both of Tampa; a sister, Alice Bohannon, Tampa; a niece; a nephew; and two grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • MILLER, KELLY LYNN, 21, of Brandon, died Tuesday (May 27, 2003). She was a cashier for Albertsons grocery store. Survivors include her father, Russell Miller; a brother, Cory Neal Miller; and a sister, Tina MIller. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • MOYANT, MARY J., 100, of Brandon, died Wednesday (May 28, 2003) at home. Born in St. Nicholas, Belgium, she moved to the Tampa area in 1995 from New Jersey. She was a dressmaker and a member of the Woman's Club, Beach Haven, N.J. Survivors include two sons, John and George Moyant, both of Fort Lauderdale; a brother, Edward V. Remoortere, New Port Richey; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • TOWNSEND, ALMA J. "SANDY," 62, of Riverview, died Thursday (May 29, 2003). Born in San Bernadino, Calif., she moved to the Tampa area 37 years ago from Buffalo, N.Y. She was a homemaker and was Episcopalian. Survivors include her companion, Pat Greathouse, Riverview; a son, Joseph Rodriguez, Iraq; two daughters, Bonnie Rodriguez, Tampa, and Theresa Rodriguez, Washington D.C.; and three grandchildren. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • WILLIS, GLADYS A., 85, of Plant City, died Wednesday (May 28, 2003). She worked in sales and was a Christian. Survivors include four daughters, Regina Connor-Strange, Glenda McDonald, Louise Jochumsen and Margaret Cline; a sister, Ina Pearl Vann; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
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  • BREWSTER, JAMES EDGAR, 75, of Tarpon Springs, formerly of Holiday, died Tuesday (May 27, 2003) at Tarpon Bayou Center. He was born in Terre Haute, Ind., moved to Holiday in 1988 from Tucson, Ariz., and came to Tarpon Springs in 2001. He was a retired high school band teacher for Clinton Community High School in Illinois after 22 years of service, where he led a jazz band called The Shades of Grey for more than 20 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was Methodist and was a Mason. Survivors include three sons, Michael Stephen, Alaska; Joseph Daniel, Los Angeles; James Francis, Warrenton, Va.; a daughter, Tracey Brewster Wagner, Los Angeles; her mother, Helen Bohlken, Mountain Home, Ark.; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.
  • JOHNSON, RICHARD LORING, 78, of Land O'Lakes, died Wednesday (May 28, 2003) in Tampa. Born in Plainfield, N.J., he came here in 1989 from Wantagh, N.Y. He was a retired aeronautical engineer and a member of First Baptist Church of Land O'Lakes. Survivors include his wife, Elaine; two sons, Don, Lutz, and James, Melbourne; two daughters, Susan Loring Polley, Ronkonkoma, N.Y., and Karen Naef, Washington Township, N.J.; a brother, Donald, Morro Bay, Calif.; and eight grandchildren. Loyless Funeral Home, Land O'Lakes/Lutz.
  • KING, JEAN S., 76, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (May 27, 2003) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital in Tarpon Springs. Born in Brillion, Wis., she came here in 1981 from Appleton, Wis. Survivors include her husband, Max; two sons, Gary, New Port Richey, and Gordon, Seminole; and four grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • LANGERE, MARIAN S., 94, of South Pasadena, formerly of Port Richey, died Tuesday (May 27, 2003) at The Springs at Boca Ciega Bay. Born in Staten Island, N.Y., she lived in Port Richey for 15 years before moving to South Pasadena. She was Episcopalian. Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Fisher, Carlsbad, Calif.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • McTAGGART, NINA P., 61, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (May 28, 2003) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Detroit, she came here 15 years ago from Dearborn, Mich. She retired from the hospitality industry and was a member of Calvary Chapel Worship Center in New Port Richey. Survivors include two sons, Craig, Lathrup Village, Mich., and Chris, New Port Richey; four brothers, Robert Rellias, Southgate, Mich.; John Rellias, Fort Myers Beach; Ted Rellias, New Port Richey; and Phillip Rellias, Iowa; a sister, Joann Rellias, Michigan; and two grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • SPINO, ANGELA C., 85, of Hudson, died Tuesday (May 27, 2003) at Regional Medical CenterBayonet Point. Born in Harwinton, Conn., she came here 17 years ago from Torrington, Conn., and was a hairdresser. She was Catholic. Survivors include her daughter, Karen Dugo, Crawfordville; a sister, Gloria Spiers, Harwinton; and one grandson. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
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    Belleair

    • MONNIER, DAGMARA KUNSTEIN, 81, of Easthampton, Mass., formerly of Belleair, died Friday (May 16, 2003). She had diabetes. She was born in Riga, Latvia, and came to the United States in 1951 from Schwabach, Germany. She moved here in 1980 from Massachusetts and moved back to Massachusetts last year. She worked with her late husband in his tanning extracts company in Peabody, Mass. She was a member of Marblehead Garden Club. She was an avid gardener and won awards for her flower arrangements. She enjoyed boating and traveling. She was a volunteer at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater, and the former Florida Gulf Coast Art Center in Belleair. Survivors include a son, Gary K. Hoffman, Leeds, Mass.; a stepdaughter, Jacqueline Olson, Conway, N.H.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Messier Funeral Home, Holyoke, Mass.

    Clearwater

    • BOOTH, MARY ELIZABETH, 85, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (May 28, 2003) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in New York City and came here in 1970 from Illinois. She was an Army captain and received the American Campaign Medal, Victory Medal, Meritorious Service Unit Plaque and the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Service Medal. In the Korean War, she was an Air Force major and received the Korean Service Medal and United Nations Service Medal. She was a homemaker and member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Andrew Thomas; three sons, Francis, Clearwater Beach, Andrew, Atlanta, and James, Palm Harbor; a daughter, Dr. Alice Mary Booth Williams, San Diego; a sister, Irene Puvogel, Clearwater; and two grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • BRANCH, DOROTHY VIRGINIA, 81, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (May 28, 2003) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Quantico, Va., and came here in the 1980s. She was Christian. She worked many years as an executive secretary for a builder/developer. Neptune Society of Palm Harbor.
    • COLLETT, SHARON C., 44, of Riverview, formerly of Clearwater, died Friday (May 23, 2003) at South Bay Hospital. She was born in Clearwater and moved to Riverview in 1990. She worked for Verizon as a telephone equipment processor. She was a member of Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, Riverview. Survivors include her husband, Robert; her father, Samuel Henderson, La Belle; her mother, Mary Kay Koch, Clearwater; two sons, Brandon and Clifton, both of Riverview; and a brother, Sean Henderson, Wellington. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • FRANGIPANE, DOROTHY HEAGY, 82, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (May 28, 2003) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, St. Petersburg. She was born in Jersey City, N.J., and came here in 1960 from Park Forest, Ill. She retired in 1975 as a charter employee of the former Maas Brothers department store in St. Petersburg. She was Presbyterian. She was a member of the Clearwater Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary and enjoyed playing bridge and traveling in her motor home. Survivors include two daughters, Daryl Horner, Murrysville, Pa., and Judith Williams, St. Petersburg; a sister, Jean Proctor, Palatine, Ill.; three grandchildren, Todd Williams, Keathe Steigert, and Kori Zimmer; and three great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • McCOY, DOROTHY L., 79, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (May 27, 2003) at Morton Plant Hospital Clearwater. She was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., and came here in 1989 from Pleasant Valley, N.Y. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, John W., Goose Creek, S.C., and Jeffrey, Pleasant Valley; a daughter, JoAnn Kiesler, Raleigh, N.C.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • McCRACKEN, MERLE HENDERSON, 78, of Clearwater, died Thursday (May 29, 2003) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Maryville, Tenn., and came here in 1960 from Wynne, Ark. At Clearwater High School, she was a teacher, cheerleading sponsor and swimming and golf coach. She was Methodist. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing bridge. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, James E. "Cub"; two daughters, Susan Shelfer, Tallahassee, and Kay James, Slidell, La.; three sisters, Marion Miller, Largo, and Billie Sue Hitson and Barbara Clark, both of Maryville; and five grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • SMITH, NELLIE B., 87, of Easton, Md., formerly of Clearwater, died Tuesday (May 27, 2003) at William Hill Manor. She was born in Warwood, W.Va., and came here in 1979 from Pittsburgh. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Dunedin. Survivors include two sons, Thomas L. Lietman, Pittsburgh, and David M. Lietman, Harrisburg, Pa.; two stepsons, Clyde M. Smith Jr. and Fred M. Smith, both of Easton; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Easton, Md.
    • WALTON, JAMES, 61, of Clearwater, died Saturday (May 24, 2003) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Leary, Ga., and moved to Florida in 1963. He was a welder and worked 30 years for Metal Culverts and received many safety awards. He was a member of Largo North Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. He was an avid hunter. Survivors include two sons, James Jr., St. Petersburg, and Willie, Clearwater; his mother and stepfather, Mae Dell Walton-Henry and Robert Lee Henry, Largo; two brothers, Johnnie Will Walton, St. Petersburg, and Johnnie Robert Henry, Largo; three sisters, Jeannie Boyd and Claudia Perry, both of Largo, and Leola Johnson, Albany, Ga.; and four grandchildren. Zion Hill Mortuary, St. Petersburg.
    • WELSH, MARY AGNES, 76, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (May 28, 2003) at Clearwater Center. She was born in Ontario and came here in 1980 from Trenton, Mich. She was a clerk for Wyandotte Chemical Co. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include her husband, Donald Wittenbrook, Clearwater; and a sister, Betty Lezotte, the Villages. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.

    Dunedin

    • BERRY, EDNA M., 86, of Dunedin, died Wednesday (May 28, 2003) at Mease Manor, Dunedin. She was born in Virden, Ill., and came here in 1991 from Orlando. She was a member of First Christian Church, Dunedin. Survivors include a son, Thomas R. Berrisford, Houston; a daughter, Nancy Lanier, Oldsmar; a stepdaughter, Karen Douglas, Texas; a brother, John J. Schien, Carlinville, Ill.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.

    Largo

    • ROY, MARY L., 74, of Largo, died Monday (May 26, 2003) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Milwaukee and came here in 1997 from Maryland. She was a librarian at Northwestern University in Illinois and served in the Army from 1952 to 1954. She was a member of United Church of Christ By Faith and the Special Libraries Association. Survivors include two brothers, John B. Roy, Clearwater Beach, and Charles R. Roy, Elm Grove, Wis.; and a sister, Jean R. Sullivan, Annapolis, Md. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • TERRY, JAMES BENNETT, 57, of Largo, died Tuesday (May 27, 2003) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. He came here in 1966 from Parkersburg, W.Va. He was a coastal geologist and retired after more than 32 years with Pinellas County. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Largo. He was a 1970 graduate of the University of South Florida. He was a past president of the Florida Shore and Beach Preservation Association. He was a member of the Florida Association of Professional Geologists, the Geological Society of America, Masonic Star Lodge 78, Largo, and Egypt Shrine Temple, Tampa. He served as a patron six times in Magnolia Chapter 101 Order of the Eastern Star, Largo. Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Mary "Kim"; a son, James Bennett Jr., Largo; a daughter, Susan Marie Meyers, Nashville; his mother, Marie Terry, Largo; two sisters, Donna Marie Babor, Seminole, and Linda Brannan, St. Petersburg; and two grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • WASIL, RAYMOND E., 68, of Largo, died Wednesday (May 28, 2003) at home. He was born in Chicago and came here in 1973 from North Riverside, Ill. He was a nursing home administrator and Navy veteran. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Dolores; three daughters, Dawn Lambros, Clearwater, Denise Farnsworth, Stickney, Ill., and Donna Chovan, Palm Harbor; a brother, William, Grass Valley, Calif.; a sister, KathrinePsyk, Onalaska, Wis.; and eight grandchildren. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • WELSH, BOBBY JO, 29, of Largo, died Tuesday (May 27, 2003) at home.. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.

    Palm Harbor

    • BRAZIER, MARGARETTA, 92, of Palm Harbor, died Monday (May 26, 2003) at Stratford Court of Palm Harbor. She was born in Souris, N.D., and came here in 1963 from St. Louis. She was a homemaker, an avid golfer and member of Dunedin Country Club. Survivors include two nieces, Margaret Flynn, Silver Spring, Md., and Marian Wulffleff, Wilton, Conn., and a nephew, the Rev. Edward Halldorson, Chatham, N.J. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • DOUGHERTY, ANNE R., 90, of Palm Harbor, died Tuesday (May 27, 2003) at Manor Care of Palm Harbor. She was born in Paterson, N.J., and came here in 1999 from Fort Lauderdale. She was a homemaker and a retired nurse. She enjoyed golfing and traveling. Survivors include a son, Robert A., Tampa; four granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • GAGE, ETHEL U., 91, of Palm Harbor, died Saturday (May 24, 2003) at Manor Care of Palm Harbor. She was born in Fond du Lac, Wis., and came here in 1981 from Wilmette, Ill. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church, Palm Harbor. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Clearwater.
    • LINDQUIST, BERTEL "GRANDPA BERT," 83, of Palm Harbor, formerly of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (May 28, 2003) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in Chicago and moved to Palm Harbor in 2000 from New Port Richey. He was an electrician and worked for Libby, McNeil and Libby Co., Chicago. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of United Church of Christ, Holiday, and American Legion Post 238, Safety Harbor. In 1998, Pinellas County Schools honored him as a top senior volunteer. Survivors include two daughters, Judy Lindquist Ward, Plantation, and Karen Roche, Palm Harbor; two sisters, Ruth Larsen, Oak Lawn, Ill., and Millie Peterson, Cumberland, Wis.; and two grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Safety Harbor

    • DEXTER, LOIS V., 72, of Safety Harbor, died Wednesday (May 28, 2003) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She was born in New Brunswick, N.J., and had lived here many years. She was a homemaker. Survivors include three sons, Stephen Faltisco, Houston, Paul Faltisco, Raleigh, N.C., and Robert Faltisco, Los Angeles; two daughters, Judith Dupree, Clearwater, and Joanne Sussman, New Jersey; a brother, David Wagle, New Jersey; a sister, Eunice O'Rourke, West Virginia; and six grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.

    Tarpon Springs

    • PHILLIPS, CLAUDE E., 79, of Tarpon Springs, died Wednesday (May 28, 2003) at Orchard Ridge Nursing Home, New Port Richey. He was born in St. Petersburg and moved to Tarpon Springs in 1990. He was a sales manager for Hershey Foods. He also had a dock building license and business in Pinellas County and was a former circulation district manager for the St. Petersburg Times. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was Roman Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie; a son, Chris, Melbourne Beach; two daughters, Linda Cagwin, Odessa, and Donna J. Smith, Lake City; two brothers, William, Lakeland, and James, Tampa; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.

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    Pinellas Park

    • NAUGHTON, MARY S., 71, of Pinellas Park, died Tuesday (May 27, 2003) at home under hospice care. She came here in 1992 from her native Albany, N.Y., where she retired as a teller for Key Bank after 21 years. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in St. Petersburg. She was a Eucharistic minister and served two terms as a Mass greeter. Survivors include two sons, Jack Naughton, Averille Park, N.Y., and Rich Naughton, Tucson, Ariz.; four daughters, Mary Fuller and Judie Dimas, both of Pinellas Park, Patrice Naughton, St. Petersburg, and Kristin Bottachiari, Petersburg, N.Y.; two brothers, Phil Seymour, Albany, and Tom Seymour, Marrero, La.; a sister, Judy Neenan, Albany; and eight grandchildren. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

    St. Pete Beach

    • OMENHISER, JOHN T. JR., 85, of St. Pete Beach, died Wednesday (May 28, 2003) at Egret Cove Nursing Home. Born in Newark, N.J., he came here in 1956 from Waltham, Mass. He was a retired Army colonel with 30 years of service, including World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was an avid golfer and boater. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Ruth; three sons, John T. III, Sarasota, Bruce, Gulfport, and Roger, Enterprise, Ala.; a daughter, Ruth Ann Hogan, Sarasota; and 12 grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    St. Petersburg

    • BAKER, DOLORES, 73, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (May 29, 2003) at Abbey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in Mississippi, she came here in 1993 from Birmingham, Ala. She was a self-employed private duty health care provider for 30 years. She was Southern Baptist. Survivors include a son, Dennis Kirchharr, Robertsdale, Ala.; four daughters, Beverly Gordon, Lake City, Jennifer Fritz, Zephyrhills, Debra Finn, Pinellas Park, and Karen Kraus, Clearwater; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • BARKER, JOHN G. "GORDIE," 58, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (May 28, 2003) at home. Born in Springfield, Ill., he came here in 1993 from West Palm Beach. He was a facilities maintenance worker with Smith Industries in Clearwater. He was a sports fan and loved the beach. Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Jennifer; a daughter, Kylene Noelle Barker, and a son, Charles G.H. Barker, both of St. Petersburg; a brother, Charles Barker, Morris, Ill.; and a sister, LeeKaren Lamphier, Rockton, Ill. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • BRAULT, RAYMOND EDWARD, 66, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (May 28, 2003) at home. Born in Bennington, Vt., he came here in 1960 from Cadyville, N.Y. He retired after 23 years as a firefighter for the city of St. Petersburg. He was a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters and a Navy veteran. He was an avid woodworker. Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Peggy; a daughter, Kelley Brault, Hernando; his mother, Florence Brault, Cadyville; three brothers, Donald, Bellmawr, N.J., Bernie, Cadyville, and Roland, St. Petersburg; and a sister, Deanna Joss, Arlington, Texas. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • CEJKA, WILLIAM D., 70, of LaFayette, Ga., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (May 23, 2003) at home. He came here from his native Schenectady, N.Y., and moved to Georgia in 2000. He retired in 1991 after 36 years with General Electric in West Milton, N.Y. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Ann York Cejka; four daughters, Maureen S. Cooper and Eileen L. Cejka, both of Duanesburg, N.Y., Patricia A. Luciano, Wilmington, N.C., and Marybeth Schnore, Scotia, N.Y.; a son, Thomas Q., St. Petersburg; a stepdaughter, Theresa Lynn Snyder, Hixson, Texas; two brothers, Joseph, Calabash, N.C., and Robert, Maine; a sister, Toni Doherty, Clifton Park, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Gleason Funeral Home, Schenectady, N.Y.
    • DeSUAU, MONSERRATE O., 89, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 25, 2003) at Tierra Pines Nursing Center, Largo. Born in Lares, Puerto Rico, she came here 14 years ago from Puerto Rico. She was a homemaker and a Roman Catholic. Survivors include a son, Santiago Suau, and a daughter, Maria Bugasto, both of St. Petersburg; two brothers, Simon Ostolaza and Gilberto Ostolaza, both of Puerto Rico; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. International Casket & Urn Gallery, Clearwater.
    • FACCHINE, DAVID ANDRE, 50, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (May 23, 2003) at Bayfront Medical Center after he was struck by a car in Port Richey. Born in St. Marys, Pa., he came here from Marlton, N.J. He was a construction laborer. Survivors include his mother, Catherine Facchine, Cherry Hill, N.J. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
    • FORD, AUDREY CARLISLE, 81, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (May 27, 2003). Born in Parrotsville, Tenn., she came here in 1962 from Knoxville, Tenn. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg and United Methodist Women. Survivors include a daughter, Starling C. Bigman, St. Petersburg; and a granddaughter, Stephanie M. Bigman, Denver. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • MOCKUS, FONNIE J., 90, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 26, 2003) at home under hospice care. Born in Goldsboro, N.C., she came here in 1960 from Portsmith, Va. She was a veterinary assistant and a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter, Anita Manus, and a son, John Casella, both of St. Petersburg; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • TECLAFF, LUDWIK A., 84, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (May 29, 2003) at the Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay. Born in Poland, he came here in 2002 from New York City. He retired after 45 years as a law professor at Fordham University. He was a veteran of the Polish army and a member of Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. He was a former diplomat. He was a graduate of New York and Columbia universities and studied at the University of Oxford. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Eileen; and two nephews, Marek Teclaff and Piotr Teclaff, both of Poland. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, Gulfport Chapel.
    • WHALEN, MICHAEL, 63, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (May 23, 2003) at home. There are no known survivors. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • ZUPPARDO, MARILYNE, 84, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (May 29, 2003) at home. She came here in 1945 from Passaic, N.J. She retired in 1980 as an office nurse. She was a member of Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. She was past president of the St. Petersburg Women's Chamber of Commerce. Survivors include a son, Joseph Zuppardo, New Port Richey; and a grandson, Mike Galbraith, Seminole. C.E. Prevatt Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

    Seminole

    • BRADBURY, COLLEEN ANN, 42, of Seminole, formerly of Port Richey, Tampa and Inverness, died Monday (May 26, 2003). She was a homemaker. Born in Phoenix, she moved in 1977 to Port Richey from Long Island, N.Y. She lived in Tampa for 13 years and moved to Seminole from Inverness. She was a 1980 graduate of Hudson High School and attended the University of South Florida. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. She enjoyed singing. Survivors include her husband of five years, Keith; a daughter, Heather Ashley Bradbury, Seminole; her parents, Ernest and Janice Hopper, Hernando; four brothers, Sean Hopper, Timothy Hopper and Brenden Hopper, all of Hernando, and Ernest Hopper II, Inverness; and two sisters, Christina Hopper, Dunnellon, and Kelly Anne Hopper, Ocala. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Dunnellon Chapel.
    • CIPRIANNO, CARMELLO, 79, of Seminole, died Monday (April 21, 2003) at Palm Garden of Largo. He was born in Sicily, Italy, and came here 40 years ago from Detroit. He owned Tru-Carpets in St. Petersburg. He was a member of Irving Park Baptist Church and was a Navy veteran. Survivors include three sons, Jim Bivins and Bill Bivins, both of Birmingham, Ala., and Robert Dean, Robbinsville, N.C.; two daughters, Mary Ann Davis and Nira Warden, both of St. Petersburg; his companion, Irma Pruyne; 19 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Gulf Breeze Cremation & Burial Society, Largo.
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