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Friday, June 20, 2003
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Friday, June 20, 2003

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

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  • DOBBS, RUTH G., 82, of Homosassa, died Tuesday (June 17, 2003) in Inverness. Born in Collinsville, Okla., she came here in 1998 from Spruce Pine, N.C. She was a retired office manager with General Electric in New York and was a homemaker. She was a member of National Decorative Painters Association. She was an Episcopalian. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Sterling; a daughter, Joy Bily, Homosassa; a son, Gerald Lee, San Diego; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • SCALZI, BARBARA AMELIA, 58, of Crystal River, died Sunday (June 15, 2003) at home. Born in Philadelphia, she came here in 1979 from Vineland, N.J. She was employed as a dietary aide in the food service department of Seven Rivers Hospital with 15 years of service. Survivors include her son, Robert Curts, Crystal River; two stepsons, Patrick Scalzi, Woodbridge, Va., and Phillip Scalzi, Yorklyn, Del.; a stepdaughter, Barbara Hahn, Burlington, N.J.; a brother, Andrew Tomaszewski, Millville, N.J.; two sisters, Laura Lopez, Camden, N.J., and Agnus Christie, North Franklin, Conn.; and seven grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.
  • STONESIFER, PAULINE MAE, 77, of Homosassa, died Thursday (June 19, 2003) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital in Crystal River. Born in Middletown, Ill., she came here 12 years ago from Springfield, Ill., and was a retired computer programmer for Horace Mann Insurance. She was Protestant. Survivors include her husband, George E.; a daughter, Claudia Kay Davis, Del Rey, Calif.; three stepdaughters, Maybelle Johnston, Marlinsburg, W.Va., Arlene Gettle, Shrewsbury, Pa., and Pearl Reyes, Crystal River; a brother, Dean Davison, Homosassa; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
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  • CANE, CATHERINE, 83, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday (June 17, 2003) at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill. Born in Queens, N.Y., she came here in 1967 from Levittown, N.Y. She was a retired office manager for W.T. Grant & Co. and was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church of Spring Hill. Survivors include her son, John, Minot AFB, N.D.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Wellwood/Grace Funeral Home & Cemetery, Hudson.
  • CAPASSO, PHYLLIS, 89, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday (June 18, 2003) at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here in 1980 from Levittown, Pa. She was a medical secretary and attended St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Alfred; a brother, Anthony Gaito, Daytona; and three nephews. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill.
  • McCOY, PATRICK J., 50, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday (June 18, 2003) in Spring Hill. Born in Ashland, Pa., he came here 14 years ago from Gainesville. He was a social studies teacher at Springstead High School. He had been an assistant coach at Hernando and Springstead High schools. He attended Grove City College. Survivors include his mother, Eris McCoy, Spring Hill, a brother, R. Michael McCoy, Lancaster, Pa.; a sister, Margaret Brown, Middletown, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.
  • ZAGERT, OTTO, 77, of Brooksville, died Wednesday (June 18, 2003) at home. Born in East Germany, he came here nine years ago from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was a tool and die maker for Seimens Manufacturing. He was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Meita; a daughter, Elsa Wolter, Brooksville; two sons, Ruben, Lodi, Calif., and Sigfrid, Puerto Rico; a brother, Ronald, Rosario, Argentina; a sister, Martha Zagert, Misiones, Argentina; and four grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Brooksville.
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  • ALLISON, JOHN M., 54, of Plant City, died Tuesday (June 17, 2003). Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline; a daughter, Stacy Corwin, Edgewater; mother, Lillian Wooten, Plant City; and three grandchildren. Garden of Memories Funeral Home & Cemetery, Tampa.
  • ALORDA, ROBERT A. III, 37, of Tampa, died Tuesday (June 17, 2003). Survivors include his parents, Robert A. and Irene L. Alorda Jr.; a sister, Danielle O. Alorda; and other family members. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • BIGBY, ROBERT C. JR. "BOB," 80, a lifelong resident of Tampa, died Monday (June 16, 2003). He was a Navy veteran of World War II, the former owner of Bigby Electric Co. and a member of the Rotary Club. Survivors include his two daughters, Linda Dudley, Jacksonville, and Jean Wilkinson, Tampa; and six grandchildren.
  • BILLE, MARIE L., of Sun City Center, died Tuesday (June 17, 2003). Survivors include her husband, Salvatore; and other family members. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • CASTELLANO, DOMENIC MASSARO D.D.S., of Tampa, died Tuesday (June 17, 2003). A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, he was a graduate of the University of Florida and received his dental degree from Emory University, Atlanta. He was a member of Idlewild Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Gretchen; three sons, Douglas, Richard and David; two sisters, Angie and Josephine; and two grandchildren. Boza & Roel Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • CHRISTIE, LILLIE V., 95, of Tampa, died Sunday (June 15, 2003). Survivors include a sister, Beulah Christie, Tampa; three nieces, Beverly Boyd, Riverview, Judy Darby, Zephyrhills, and Valerie Willis, Chapel Hill, Fla.; one nephew, Glenn Sutton, Temple Terrace; five great-nieces and great-nephews; one great-great-niece; and one great-great-nephew. Garden of Memories Funeral Home & Cemetery, Tampa.
  • CONNER, ELIZABETH SPRING, 72, of Tampa, died Tuesday (June 17, 2003) at home. Born in Atlanta, she was a graduate of Washington Seminary, Atlanta, and attended Sophie Newcombe College, New Orleans. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Dr. Jack R.; three sons, Jack Jr., Michael and Harry; two daughters, Lynn King and Pamela O'Brien; a brother, Harry Spring; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • DALLAS, CAROLTINA M., 52, of Tampa, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 10, 2003) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in St. Petersburg, she moved to Tampa 15 years ago from Fort Myers. She was a nurses aide. Survivors include a daughter, Leola Johnson, four sons, Willie and Jettie Johnson, Mallie Simmons and Morris Corinthian, two brothers, Chester Stephens and Sam Johnson, and two sisters, Lois and Katie Johnson, all of Tampa; and other family members. Everett, Derr & Anderson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • EVANS, TROY J., 73, of Valrico, died Wednesday (June 18, 2003) in Tampa. Born in Amber, Okla., he moved to the Tampa area seven years ago from Bakersfield, Calif. He was an office equipment repairman and was Southern Baptist. Survivors include his wife, June; two sons, Steve, Farmington, N.M., and Michael, Albuquerque, N.M.; two daughters, Jacqueline Lease, Albuquerque, and Karen Evans, Valrico; three sisters, Charlene Moore, Fairfield, Calif., Faye Jones, California, and Patricia Claxton, Santa Rosa, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • HAGOOD, NORMAN E. SR., 67, of Tampa, died Monday (June 16, 2003). Born in El Campo, Texas, he moved to the Tampa area several years ago. He was retired from the Air Force and worked for West Coast Truss Inc. He was a member of American Legion Posts 152 and 138, was an Egypt Temple Shriner and a member of the Moose Lodge of South Tampa. Survivors include three sons, Bruce, West Palm Beach, Norman E. Jr., Tampa, and Kevin P., Ackworth, Ga.; a daughter, Debra Hagood, Loveland, Colo.; four brothers, Oran L., Kentucky, Ernest E., Texas, Lewis E., Tampa, and Boyd C., Kentucky; a sister, Sandra Hagood, Texas; and six grandchildren. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, West Chapel, Tampa.
  • HERZOG, KIMBERLY A., 43, of Tampa, died Tuesday (June 17, 2003) at University Community Hospital. Born in Fairview, Ohio, she moved to the Tampa area in 1980 from Parma, Ohio. She was a homemaker and attended the Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband of 18 years, Billy; a son, William Wesley Herzog, Tampa; her mother, Carole Markford, Hudson; a brother, Ted Zdjelar, Hudson; and two aunts. American Heritage Cremation Society, Clearwater.
  • JAUDON, LOWELL L. SR. "BUD," 74, of Dover, died Wednesday (June 18, 2003) in Brandon. A native and lifelong resident of the Dover area, he was a warehouseman for Kraft Foods and a member of First Baptist Church of Brandon. Survivors include his wife, Beverly; a son, Lowell Jr., Dover; three daughters, Darlene A. Mercer and Deborah S. Smith, both of Dover, and Donna McCallum, Cleveland, Ga.; a sister, Marian Leverette, Orlando; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • JONES, JOYCE ELEANOR, 70, of Chattanooga, Tenn., and formerly of Largo, St. Petersburg and Plant City, died Friday (June 13, 2003) in Chattanooga under the care of Adventa Hospice. She came to this area in 1960 from Indiana, lived first in Plant City, then in St. Petersburg and finally in Largo, where she owned and operated Wigs by Joyce until she retired in 1998 and moved to Tennessee. Survivors include two daughters, Nancy V. Williams, Chattanooga, and Pamela L. Floener, Atlanta; a brother, Floyd Crabtree, Greenwood, Ind.; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Eternal Light Funeral Directors, Atlanta.
  • MYERS, MYRTLE M., 91, of Seffner, died Tuesday (June 17, 2003) at Brandon Regional Hospital. Born in Inverness, Miss., she was a longtime resident of the Seffner area. She was a homemaker and a member of Seffner Presbyterian Church. Survivors include two sons, Roger and Wayne Myers, both of Seffner; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • ROVER, ELIZABETH G. "BETTY," 84, of Tampa, died Tuesday (June 17, 2003) at Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Born in New York City, she moved to Tampa 46 years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, William J.; a daughter, Judith Ann Ferlita, Tampa; two sons, Robert W., Orlando, and Thomas J., Seffner; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • SMITH, WILLIAM VICTOR, 86, of Plant City, died Monday (June 16, 2003). Born in Glenwood, Ga., he moved to the Tampa area in 1924. He was an Army veteran of World War II, an insurance salesman for Gulf Life and a member of First Baptist Church of Plant City. Survivors include his wife, Edith S.; two sons, Douglas H. Smith and Judge William Bruce Smith, both of Lakeland; two daughters, Mary Victoria Stone, Plant City, and Devony Burgess, Bradenton; two stepsons, Robert W. Taylor, Boise, Idaho, and Richard L. Taylor, Sandy, Utah; a brother, Joseph Donald Smith, Ocala; a sister, Ferris Leming, Tampa; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
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  • BOND, ROBERT R., 83, of Hudson, died Tuesday (June 17, 2003) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in New Port Richey. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 22 years ago from Miami. He owned a food brokerage company and was a real estate agent in Spring Hill. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Hudson. Survivors include his wife, Suzanne R.; two stepdaughters, Lynn S. Claunch, Homestead, and Traci J. Tyson, Charlotte, N.C.; and three grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • DEARSMAN, HERBERT L. JR., 60, of Port Richey, died Wednesday (June 18, 2003) at home. Born in Toledo, Ohio, he came here 24 years ago from Oregon, Ohio. He was a construction supervisor for Keene Construction in Orlando. He was a veteran of the National Guard and served in the military police. He was the co-owner of Unique Trophies and was a member of Faith Lutheran Evangelical Church, both of New Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Dollie; two sons, Michael K., Port Richey, and Matthew J., St. Louis Park, Minn.; three daughters, Wendi L. Dearsman, Hermosa Beach, Calif., Kendra I. Dearsman, Tampa, and Joeyn D. Dearsman, Boca Raton; his ward, Michael Donnolly, New Port Richey; his mother, Dorothy Dearsman, Oregon, Ohio; three brothers, Danny and Ralph, both of Toledo, and Jerry, Oregon, Ohio; a sister, Linda Brinkman, Oregon, Ohio; several grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • HEINISCH, MILDRED C. "MILLIE," 83, of Holiday, died Tuesday (June 17, 2003) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here in 1987 from Myrtle Beach, S.C., and was an accountant. She was Methodist. She was a finance officer for the Coast Guard Auxiliary for 11 years. She was financial director for the Fort Wayne, Ind., YMCA and was a former Girl Scout leader in Oakland, N.J. She was Methodist. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Carl G.; a son, Allan P., Myrtle Beach; two daughters, Barbara Martin, Myrtle Beach, and Carla Heinisch, Tucson, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Preferred Funeral Alternatives, Holiday.
  • HOFFMAN, FRED WILLIAM JR., 76, of New Port Richey, formerly of St. Petersburg and Palm Harbor, died Wednesday (June 18, 2003) at home. Born in Daytona Beach, he moved to Palm Harbor from St. Petersburg, then moved to New Port Richey 10 years ago. He was a retired school administrator and a member of George Young Memorial United Methodist Church, Palm Harbor. Survivors include his wife, Mildred; a son, Richard, Palm Harbor; a daughter, Karen Stone, Las Vegas; a brother, Erich, St. Petersburg; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Holiday.
  • LOVRENCSIUS, ZOLTAN "ZOLI," 35, of New Port Richey, died Monday (June 16, 2003) at home. Born in Budapest, Hungary, he came here four years ago from Edison, N.J., and owned Zoli and Son European Painting. He was a Reformed Christian. Survivors include his wife, Marissa; a son, Steven, New Port Richey; his mother, Violet Varga, New Port Richey; his father, Istvan, and a stepsister, Eva Lovrencsius, both of Hungary; and several nieces and nephews. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • MARKEY, MARY AGNES, 80, of Aberdeen, Md., formerly of Port Richey, died Tuesday (June 17, 2003) at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace, Md. Born in Harlem, N.Y., she moved to Aberdeen in 2000 from Port Richey. She was a retired secretary for Kings Park Psychiatric Center, Kings Park, N.Y. She was a member of Friendly Visitors Nursing Home Volunteers, volunteered for the St. Vincent de Paul Society and was a former member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Survivors include two daughters, Deborah L. Gnatt, Lynbrook, N.Y., and Linda L. George, Bel Air, Md.; and a grandson, Ryan George, Bel Air. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.
  • POTVIN, GERTRUDE L., 84, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (June 18, 2003) in New Port Richey. Born in Rochester, N.H., she came here 20 years ago from Raleigh, N.C. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 7987 of New Port Richey and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Robert R.; two sons, Robert R. Jr., Hooksett, N.H., and Roy, Worcester, Mass.; three daughters, Gloria Jean Luther, Port Orange, Rosemarie Hager, Pembroke, N.H., and Donna Lee Jolicoeur, Brandon; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Michels & Lundquist Funeral home, New Port Richey.
  • SEITZ, GEORGE L., 97, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (June 17, 2003) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, New Port Richey. Born in Union City, N.J., he came here 31 years ago from Saddle River, N.J. He owned Modern Hardware in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J. He was a member of the Lions and the Christian Science Church and was a master Mason. Survivors include his wife, Mae; a niece, Lillian Kurtz, New Port Richey; and a nephew, Percy Pedrick, Sun City, Ariz. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • STUMPF, RAYMOND EVERETT, 80, of Lacoochee, died Saturday (June 14, 2003) in Dade City. He came to Lacoochee in 1964 from his native Baltimore and was a cabinet maker. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and a lifetime member of the Ridge Manor VFW Post 7256. He was Protestant. Survivors include two sons, the Rev. Jerome H. Stumpf, Johnstown, Pa., and Patrick A. Taylor, Orlando; two daughters, Shirlann Vogel, Mount Orab, Ohio, and Michelle M. Taylor, Lacoochee; a nephew, John Stumpf, Glen Burnie, Md.; and a companion, Gladys Taylor. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • TOWER, PAUL ALAN, 52, of Spring Hill, died Monday (June 16, 2003) at James A. Haley VA Medical Center, Tampa. He came here 43 years ago from his native Albion, N.Y. He worked as a lineman with General Telephone Co. and also was a heavy equipment operator. He was an Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Paralyzed Veterans of America, where he served on the board of directors and the hospital committee. He ws a member of AmVets and All Souls United Episcopal Church. Survivors include his wife, Kay; a son, Lee Monroe, Bonifay; five brothers, Colon, Rochester, N.Y., Edwin, Eugene, Ore., Norman, Spring Hill, Danny, St. Petersburg, and David, Wetumpka, Ala.; and six sisters, Ruby Tokotch, Spring Hill, Ruth Boyd, Seminole, Betty Connelly, Pittsford, N.Y., Bonnie Priest, St. Petersburg, Amy Bastow, Chiefland, and Dora Tower, Greer, S.C. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
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  • Clearwater
  • BENSON, JOSEPH CARROLL, 84, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (June 18, 2003) at home. He was born in Washington, D.C., and came here in 1972 from Forestville, Md. He was retired as president of Washington Wholesale Drug, Washington, D.C., and an Army veteran of World War II. He served in Italy and was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received at Anzio. He was Catholic, a member of the SKIPS program at St. Cecelia Catholic Church and Turner Brandon American Legion Post 7, both of Clearwater. Survivors include a son, Jeffrey C., and a daughter, Joy Shontere, both of Clearwater, two brothers, William, Clearwater, and Robert "Bunky" of Maryland; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.
  • CARSON, KAREN M., 61, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (June 17, 2003) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Kennedy, Minn., and came here in 1980 from Des Moines, Iowa. She worked in property management. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth; two sons, Jeff Hoersch, Oldsmar, and Keith Hoersch, Boca Raton; a sister, Myrna Tix of Minnesota; and five grandchildren. International Casket and Urn Gallery, Clearwater.
  • FLECK, GEORGE, 69, of Clearwater, died Thursday (June 19, 2003) at home. There are no known survivors. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
  • KOERNER, DOROTHY E., of Clearwater, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 16, 2003) in Naperville, Ill. She was born in Herron, Mich., and came here in 1960 from Grand Rapids, Mich. She earned her bachelor degree in education from the University of South Florida late in life and retired as a teacher at Rio Vista Elementary School after 10 years with the Pinellas County school system. She was a member of Wesleyan Church of Pinellas Park. She was a worldwide traveler and a supporter of animal groups such as the SPCA and the Humane Society. Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Carl, Roscommon, Mich.; a daughter, Dottie Williames, Naperville; a brother, Lee Habermehl, Herron, Mich.; two sisters, Florence Van Wagoner and Irene Rouleau, both of Alpena, Mich.; and three grandsons. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home.
  • McCOY, WANDA L., 85, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (June 17, 2003) at HarbourWood Nursing Center, Clearwater. She came here in 1971 from her native Akron, Ohio. She was a homemaker and Catholic. Survivors include a brother, Eddie Kaminski, Stow, Ohio; two sisters, Lucy Morgan, Akron, and Genevieve Parlovich, Las Vegas; and a niece, Laura Varonich, Clearwater. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
  • MILLHOUSE, RICHARD "DICK," 59, of Clearwater, died Monday (June 16, 2003) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He came here in 1999 from his native Sidney, Ohio. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Diane; a daughter, Lori Counts, Clearwater; a son, Tony, Naperville, Ill.; his mother, Dorothea Millhouse, Clearwater; a sister, JoAnne Waters, and a brother, Carl "Pete," both of Sidney; and three grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
  • MORAN, JOHN J. "JACK," 78, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (June 18, 2003) at home. He was born in Springfield, Mass., and came here in 1982 from Boonton, N.J. He was a retired general manager for several bowling centers in Massachusetts and New Jersey. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was Christian and a member of the Largo Elks, the DAV, and the USS Ault DD398 World War II Association. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Carole; two sisters, Helen LaMonagni, Monson, Mass., and Muriel Sullivan, New York City; and five nephews and a niece. National Cremation Society, Largo.
  • NYBERG, EDA, 88, of Clearwater, died Thursday (June 19, 2003) at Beckett Lake Lodge, Clearwater, under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Cuomo, Italy, and came here in 1989 from New Rochelle, N.Y. She was a retired theater entertainer and a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include her husband of 32 years, John A. "Bill." Clearwater Funeral Home & Cremation Options.
  • SCOTT, WILMA R., 84, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (June 18, 2003) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Carroll County, Ohio, and came here in 1967 from Dellroy, Ohio. She was a retired food market owner and operator and a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Clearwater. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed traveling. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Kenneth; two daughters, Sandra Schwab and Kendra Houle, both of Clearwater; a sister, Ruby Waldock, Clearwater; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • TILLMAN, MYRON E. "MIKE," 70, of Feather Sound, died Tuesday (June 17, 2003) at home. He came here in 1996 from Canandaigua, N.Y., where he was a former New York state Supreme Court justice for the 7th Judicial District. Specializing in international business and commercial trial work, he was most recently with Tillman & Roby in New York. Locally, he was the president and chief executive of International Golf Group Holding from 1996 until the company was sold in 1999. As an adjunct professor, he taught legal course work at Cornell University, prelaw at SUNY-Brockport and SUNY-Corning Community College and civil procedure law and continuing education at the National College of State Judiciary and Uniform Code of Military Justice at the Marine Corps Recruiting Depot. He was a Marine veteran, attaining the rank of major. He was a member of the New York Bar Association, Steuben Bar Association and the State of New York Magistrates Association. He was past president of the 7th District of New York Supreme Court Justices Association and was recently admitted to the Florida Bar Association. He is listed in Who's Who in American Law and Who's Who in American Politics as admitted before the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Tax Court. He was a graduate of Colgate University and Georgetown University School of Law. He was a world traveler and avid golfer and was a member of Feather Sound Country Club. Survivors include three sons, E. McDowell "Mac," Hampton, N.H., Timothy P., New York City, and John C., Annapolis, Md.; a sister, Marion MacNeill, Buchanan, Mich.; and two grandchildren. AlifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
  • Dunedin

    • ATHANASULIS, PAUL W. "ATHANS," 79, of Dunedin, died Tuesday (June 17, 2003) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Pittsfield, Mass., and came here in 1980 from Darien, Conn. He retired as Southeast Regional director after 18 years with Pan American World Airways at Tampa International Airport. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He was a board member of the Dunedin Redevelopment Advisory Committee and a docent for the Florida International Museum, St. Petersburg. His church affiliations include St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Tarpon Springs, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Clearwater, and Sts. Raphael, Nicholas & Irene Hellenic Orthodox Mission in Palm Harbor. His memberships include the Masonic Lodge, the Egypt Shrine Temple of Tampa, Dunedin Rotary Club, Countryside Country Club, SKAL International, and the Regional Airport Managers Association, Tampa. Survivors include his wife, Corrine F.; a son, William Paul, Palm Harbor; two daughters, Paula A. Padovano, New Port Richey, and Christine A. Russo, Riverview; and three grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.
    • NELSON, DORIS E., 68, of Dunedin, died Monday (June 16, 2003) at Sunset Point Rehabilitation Center, Clearwater. She was born in Boscobel, Wis., and came here in 1975 from Palmyra, Wis., and worked as a bank accountant in Brookfield, Wis. She was a member of Cornerstone Community Center, Dunedin. Survivors include four sons, Jerome Keck, Clyman, Wis., Jeffrey Keck, Dousman, Wis., Russell Keck, Arena, Wis., and Alton Keck III, Jefferson, Wis.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
    • SAUNDERS, ROBERT L., 79, a winter resident of Dunedin, died Wednesday (June 18, 2003) at St. Mary's Medical Center, Duluth, Minn. He was born in Nason, Ill., and came here annually from Superior, Wis., where he co-owned and operated the Patio Cafe with his wife for 29 years. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; a daughter, Janis Roh, Neenah, Wis.; a son, Robert "Little Bob," Superior; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Cremation Society of Minnesota, Duluth, Minn.
    • SCHMAUCH, MATTHEW, 29, of Tallahassee, formerly of Dunedin, died Friday (June 13, 2003) while attending a national convention in St. Louis. He came to Dunedin in 1991 from his native Allen Park, Mich. He was assistant director and academic counselor for the Florida State University football and women's basketball teams. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tallahassee, and the Seminole Boosters. Survivors include his mother, Janis Schmauch; a brother, Brien; and his maternal grandfather, Wesley Showalter. Culley's Meadow Wood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel, Tallahassee.

    Largo

    • HUGHES, CURTIS GENE SR., 70, of Largo, died Tuesday (June 17, 2003) at Sunset Point Rehabilitation Center, Clearwater. He was born in Huntington, W. Va., and came here from Cleveland, where he retied as a city building inspector. He was a National Guard veteran and Methodist. Survivors include four sons, Scott, New Port Richey, Curtis G. Jr., Ohio, Curtis, West Virginia, and Bill, South Carolina; two daughters, Debbie Nienes, Ohio, and Cheryl DeLaire, Illinois; a sister, Iris Codner, Ohio; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.

    Oldsmar

    • MEEKER, JOHN WARREN JR., 77, of Oldsmar, formerly of Spring Hill, died Tuesday (June 17, 2003) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in Los Angeles, came to Spring Hill in 1982 and later moved to Oldsmar. He was a Merchant Marines veteran of World War II, receiving a medal from the Russian government for his contributions to the Murmansk Run, and then became a ship's captain and relocated to the Panama Canal Zone area where he worked as a ship's pilot and retired as senior assistant port captain. He was Protestant, and a member of the Panama Canal Society and a gold life master advocate of Duplicate Bridge. Survivors include his wife, Edith; two sons, John W. Meeker III, Capistrano Beach, Calif., and Robert E. Medinger Jr., El Paso, Texas; four daughters, Jean McGuire, Safety Harbor, Patricia S. Allard, Lake Worth, Deborah A. Nesbitt, Ocean Springs, Miss., and Ann Stillman, Gaithersburg, Md.; two sisters, Betty Farmer, Calabasas, Calif., and Virginia Luxon, Omaha, Neb.; nine grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Seven Hills Chapel.

    Palm Harbor

    • GIORDANO, ARNOLD A., 74, of Palm Harbor, died Wednesday (June 18, 2003) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in Bellmore, N.Y., and came here in 1998 from Batavia, Ill. He retired as a supervisor for Continental Can Co. and worked for the company in New York and Illinois. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He attended St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church, Tarpon Springs, and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Victoria; two sons, John, Palm Harbor, and Frank, Concord, N.C.; a daughter, Maria Tanner, Palm Harbor; and four grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • HOFFMAN, FRED WILLIAM JR., 76, of New Port Richey, formerly of St. Petersburg and Palm Harbor, died Wednesday (June 18, 2003) at home. He was born in Daytona Beach, came to Palm Harbor from St. Petersburg, and in 1993 he moved to New Port Richey. He was a retired school administrator and a member of George Young Memorial United Methodist Church of Palm Harbor. Survivors include his wife, Mildred; a son, Richard, Palm Harbor; a daughter, Karen Stone, Las Vegas; a brother, Erich, St. Petersburg; and two grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Holiday.

    Tarpon Springs

    • SANCHEZ, DR. GILBERTO, 69, a winter resident of Tarpon Springs, died Monday (June 16, 2003) in Montgomery, Ala. He was born in Pereira, Colombia, and was a winter visitor for more than 12 years. He graduated with honors from the University of Valle, Cali, Colombia, where he had the highest entrance exam score in the university's history and served as a professor of medicine and medical researcher for 12 years at the university. He received a Rockefeller Foundation Scholarship and next went to New Orleans where he performed extensive medical research in cardiology at Tulane University. He was a pioneer in the development of beta blockers and the catherization process. He later worked in research at Sandoz Laboratory in Cali, where he specialized on chagas, a tropical disease of the Amazon region. His articles were published in major medical journals. He retired after operating a private cardiology practice for 12 years in Parkersburg, W. Va., and after retiring, volunteered medical assistance to needy families in Colombia. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; two daughters, Christina Sanchez Nispery, Palm Harbor, and Dr. Constanza Sanchez Pineda, Montgomery; four sons, Gilberto Jr., Gainesville, Dr. George, Port Charlotte, Dr. Gilberto, Montgomery, and Dr. Carlos, Kannapolis, N.C.; three brothers and a sister, all in Colombia; and nine grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.

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    Gulfport

    • SCHOENBERGER, JAMES L., 66, of Gulfport, died Wednesday (June 18, 2003) at home. Born in Cincinnati, he came here in 1973 from Patuxent River, Md. He retired from the Navy as a petty officer first class after 20 years and was a Vietnam War veteran. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Fleet Reserve. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Sandra L.; two sons, Tim and James L. Jr., both of St. Petersburg; a daughter, Kelly Elaine Schoenberger, Tampa; and four grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, Gulfport Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    Pinellas Park

    • DELGADO, LUZ, 63, of Pinellas Park, died Tuesday (June 17, 2003) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Puerto Rico, she came here in 1992 from Camden, N.J. She was a homemaker and a member of the Puerta de Salvacion Church. Survivors include her husband, Ruben; a son, Ruben Jr., Pinellas Park; three daughters, Dalba Caraballo, Pinellas Park; Marlin Ramos, St. Petersburg; Marisol Morales, Sicklerville, N.J.; four brothers, William Torres, Roberto Torres, Alfonzo Torres, and Ramon Torres, and a sister, Daisy Colon, all of Camden; and 12 grandchildren. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    St. Petersburg

    • CRISSON, ETHELWIN, 79, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (June 18, 2003) at home under the care of Hospice. She came here in 1958 from her native Staten Island, N.Y. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and sewing. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Edgar J.D. Sr.; two daughters, Deborah A. Moots and Gail E. Hurd, both of St. Petersburg; a son, Edgar J.D. "Chris" Jr., Raleigh, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • DALLAS, CAROLTINA M., 52, of Tampa, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 10, 2003) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in St. Petersburg, she moved to Tampa 15 years ago from Fort Myers. She was a nurse's aide. Survivors include a daughter, Leola Johnson, four sons, Willie Johnson, Jettie Johnson, Mallie Simmons and Morris Corinthian, two brothers, Chester Stephens and Sam Johnson, and two sisters, Lois Johnson and Katie Johnson, all of Tampa. Everett, Derr & Anderson Funeral Home, Tampa.
    • HAYDEN, LOUISE V., 85, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 16, 2003) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She came here in 1973 from her native Canton, Ohio. She was a retired health care administrator and was Catholic. Survivors include a nephew, Richard Ludwig, Cuyahoga, Ohio; and two grandnephews, Charles Ludwig and Douglas Ludwig, both of Ohio. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • HOFFMAN, FRED WILLIAM JR., 76, of New Port Richey, formerly of St. Petersburg and Palm Harbor, died Wednesday (June 18, 2003) at home. Born in Daytona Beach, he moved to Palm Harbor from St. Petersburg, then 10 years ago moved to New Port Richey. He was a retired school administrator and member of George Young Memorial United Methodist Church of Palm Harbor. Survivors include his wife, Mildred; a son, Richard, Palm Harbor; a daughter, Karen Stone, Las Vegas; a brother, Erich, St. Petersburg; and two grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Holiday.
    • HYNES, HELEN R., 87, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 13, 2003) at Concordia Manor. Born in Palisade, N.J., she came here in 1983 from New York City, where she was an office worker for the city. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. There are no known survivors. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • McGEE, MARVIN JOSEPH "MARV," 64, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 13, 2003) at home. Born in Columbus, Ga., he came here in 1983 from Tennessee. He was an engineer for the Tennessee Power Authority for six years in Chattanooga, Tenn. He was a Navy veteran and a member of the Salvation Army in St. Petersburg. Survivors include a brother, Thomas, Moreno Valley, Calif. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • NAYLOR, ALICE R., 88, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (June 18, 2003) at IHS of Pinellas Park. Born in Ribolt, Ky., she came here in 1947 from Charleston, W.Va. She was a former member of Palm Lake Christian Church. Survivors include a daughter, Rita J. Boling, Gainesville; a son, Charles R. Naylor, St. Petersburg; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • ROBINSON, RUBIN, 76, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 17, 2003) at Bayfront Medical Center. He came here in 1947 from his native Sneads. He retired in 1992 as a foreman for the city of St. Petersburg's municipal services department after more than 42 years of service. He was a deacon of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, where he was president of Usher Board No. 1 and was chairman of the Sick Committee. He was a member Shining Light Lodge No. 401 F&AM, W.B. Burney Lodge No. 105, Knights of Pythias, Rosa Jenkins Chapter No. 336 of the Heroines of Jericho and was a past patron of Bright Jewel Chapter No. 58 of OES. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Anne; six sons, Rubin R. Bizell, Las Vegas; John A. Robinson, Clearwater; the Rev. Dennis J. Robinson, Floyd E. Robinson and Malcolm Brown, all of St. Petersburg; and Bruce A. Brim, Atlanta; six daughters, Carolyn R. Ball and Marilyn R. Mungin, both of Tampa; Barbara R. Johnson, Jacksonville; Doris R. Dickerson, Sanford; and Jean Johnson and Harriet Bauford, both of St. Petersburg; four sisters, Allee Robinson and Clara Williams, both of Tampa; Iola Jackson, Detroit; and Pearlie Wilson, St. Petersburg; 33 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • SUMMERS, JEANNE M., 51, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 16, 2003) at home. She was born in Endwell, N.Y. She was a licensed practical nurse and formerly worked for St. Petersburg General Hospital and Cigna Healthcare. She attended the Cathedral of St. Jude in St. Petersburg. Survivors include her husband of 13 years, Larry; four brothers, Thomas Jurena, Sand Springs, Okla.; Kevin Jurena, Endicott, N.Y.; James Jurena, Denton, Md.; and Brian Jurena, Salt Lake City; her parents, Stephen and Arletta Jurena, Endwell; and four nephews. Memorial Park Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

    Seminole

    • BARTO, EDWARD E., 88, of Seminole, died Monday (June 16, 2003) at home under hospice care. Born in Camden, N.J., he came here in 1962 from Washington, D.C. He taught accounting at St. Petersburg Junior College for 15 years. He was a retired Army lieutenant colonel and was a Coast Guard veteran. He also was a high school teacher in Hyattesville, Ind. He was Protestant. He was a Western Maryland College graduate and received his master's degree from the University of Florida. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; a daughter, Kay Beasley, two granddaughters, and three great-grandsons, all of Spring, Texas. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • ELVINGTON, HELEN "BODACIOUS," 59, of Tarpon Springs, formerly of Seminole, died Saturday (June 7, 2003) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Mullins, S.C., and came to Seminole in 1991 from West Columbia, S.C., and moved n 2001 to Tarpon Springs. She was a master hair stylist for Mantrap of Seminole. Survivors include a son, Jamie Tennant, Holiday; two daughters, Cyndi Roof, Lexington, S.C., and Sherry Baker, Cayce, S.C.; her father, Leonard M. Smith, Tarpon Springs; a brother, Mark Smith, Tarpon Springs; three sisters, Carol Veit Charleston, S.C.; Peggy Handran, Alice, N.D.; and Elaine Smith, Tarpon Springs. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.
    • LEWIS, GREGORY L., 48, of Seminole, died Wednesday (June 18, 2003) at Largo Medical Center. Born in Toledo, Ohio, he came here in 1979 from Atlanta. He was an interior designer for Burdines Design Center. He was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church and a graduate of Massey Arts College in Atlanta. Survivors include his parents, Garold and JoAnn Lewis, Grayson, Ga.; and a niece, Natalie Lewis, New Port Richey. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • McGILLICUDDY, MICHAEL F. JR., 74, of Seminole, died Wednesday (June 18, 2003) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Long Island City, N.Y., he came here in 2002 from Okinawa. He was an Army Special Forces master sergeant, serving 23 years, including the Vietnam and Korean wars. He worked 20 years for the Army Air Force Exchange Services at Okinawa. He was Catholic. He was a member of the Suncoast Chapter of the Association of the United States Army. Survivors include his wife, Haruko; a daughter, Patricia R. Lord, Seminole; a sister, Kay Braud, Rogers, Ark.; and two grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • SARGEANT, ADELINE G., 89, of Seminole, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (June 18, 2003) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in Hartford, Conn., she came to St. Petersburg in 1964 from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio and moved to Seminole in 1994. She was a homemaker. She was a graduate of Springfield (Mass.) College with a degree in psychology. She was an avid golfer and a member of the Sunset Golf and Country Club in St. Petersburg and played in the West Coast Women's Golf Association. Survivors include a daughter, Lt. Col. Patricia A. Sargeant, Goldsboro, N.C. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • SHONECK, ALBERT A., 73, of Seminole, died Tuesday (June 17, 2003) at Largo Health Care Center. Born in Meriden, Conn., he was a seasonal resident here from 1969 to 1981 from Dayton, Ohio, and moved here permanently in 1994. He was a civil draftsman for Price Brothers. He also attended three years of tech school and was a utility coordinator for the City of Pinellas Park. He was a Korean War Army veteran. He was a member of Mensa and enjoyed model railroads. Survivors include his wife, Lynnette; two sons, James R. and Andrew J., both of Seminole; two daughters, Diane R. Breen, Palm Harbor, and Hope A. Shoneck, Largo; a sister, Marie Chawzik, Fort Pierce; and two grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
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