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Tuesday, July 1, 2003
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Tuesday, July 1, 2003

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

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  • DOMIGAN, ESTHER M., 84, of Beverly Hills, died Sunday (June 29, 2003) in Hernando. Born in Greenville, Ohio, she came here in 1980 from Lake Worth. She was a registered nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Palm for many years. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth L.; two sons, Stephen K., Taos, N.M., and Brian D., Howey in the Hills; a daughter, Dianne E. Krause, Bellingham, Wash.; two sisters, Ruth Bushman, Whitewater, Wis., and Dorothy Belleman, Dayton, Ohio; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes and Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • FJERAN, BARBARA MARIE, 70, of Crystal River, died Sunday (June 29, 2003) at home under the care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Two Harbors, Minn., she came here three years ago from Franklin, Ga. She was a retired executive secretary and a member of the Crystal River United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Dale R.; a daughter, Barbara Starkey, Crystal River; two sons, Scott Pearson, Springfield, Va., and Mark Pearson, Chicago; two stepsons, David and Greg Fjeran, both of Newnan, Ga.; a stepdaughter, Jody Casey, Douglasville, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • KASHUDA, FRANCIS V. SR. "FRITZ,' 81, of Beverly Hills, died Friday (June 27, 2003) at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Born in Duryea, Pa., he came here 13 years ago from West Pittston, Pa. He graduated from Scranton University in 1949 with a degree in business administration. He retired after 42 years of service from West Pittston Post Office as Finance Clerk and was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a member of American Postal Workers Union, Homosassa Senior Citizens Center, American Legion, D.A.V., and Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Eleanor; three sons, Francis, Clearwater, Gerard, Plains, Pa., and Mark, Dallas, Pa.; two daughters, Nancy Ciampi, and Maryanne Paieski, both of West Pittston; three brothers, Edward, Forked River, N.J., Vincent, Boca Raton, and John, Carveton, Pa.; seven sisters, Mary Reese, Nice, Agnes Palonis, Scranton, Anna Nagy, Stuart, Eleanor Maffei, Exeter, Pa., Florence Kociolek, Florida, Veronica Donovan, Nevada, and Yvonne Pesotine, Duryea; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • LOPEZ, MERCEDES, 89, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (June 29, 2003) at Crystal River Health Care Center. Born in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, she came to this area over three years ago from Rockland County, N.Y. and was a seamstress specializing in household accessories. She was Roman Catholic. Survivors include her daughter, Carmen Cruz, Spring Hill; a son, Jose Maldonado, Bronx, N.Y.; six sisters and one brother, all of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral & Cremation Center, Spring Hill.
  • MARTIN, MICHAEL STEPHEN "MONK," 52, of Inverness, died Thursday (June 26, 2003) in Inverness. He came here in 1993 from his native Youngstown, Ohio. He was the owner of Mike Martin Pressure Cleaning and Painting, and was an Army veteran. He was Catholic. Survivors include his daughter, Gina Horger, Struthers, Ohio; his mother, Kay Drvodelic, Youngstown; a sister, Kathy Tomidajewicz, Enon, Ohio; a half-brother, Barry Martin, Mount Holly, Mich.; a sister, a grandson and a granddaughter; and fiancee, Nancy Aperfine. Hooper Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inverness.
  • NARDIELLO, ROSE, 90, of Beverly Hills, died Saturday (June 28, 2003) in Lecanto. She was a garment inspector with Kaiser Company in Brooklyn, N.Y. She attended Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Survivors include two sisters, Catherine Nove and Marie P. Danna, both of Beverly Hills; a brother, Arthur Nardiello, Long Branch, N.J.; many nieces and nephews. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • SMART, MARIE P., 82, of Beverly Hills, died Sunday (June 29, 2003) in Beverly Hills. She came here in 2000 from her native Manchester, Jamaica. She was a homemaker and ministered to the homebound. She was a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church in Lecanto. Survivors include her daughter, Cynthia V. Lindquist, Beverly Hills; many nephews and nephews; many great-nephews and nieces. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hill.
  • TERSCHAK, JOSEPH P., 82, of Beverly Hills, died Sunday (June 29, 2003) in Crystal River. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., he came here in 1987 from Mountain Top, Pa. He earned his bachelor's in business administration from Wilkes College and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was an aide with the White Haven State School, and was a tax consultant in his retirement years. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Mary (Jolivet); two sons, Joel Terschak, Toronto, Ontario, and Michael Grady, Plymouth, Pa.; two daughters, Kathleen Maley, Mesa, Ariz., and Dee Kozicki, Mountain Top; and seven grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Beverly Hills.
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  • CAVALIER, MARYANNE, 59, of Brooksville, formerly of New Port Richey, died Saturday (June 28, 2003) in Brooksville. Born in Laurel, Miss., she came here in 1988 from New Port Richey. She was a homemaker and a member of Central Park Baptist Church. Survivors include her son, John Elliott, Brooksville; three daughters, Laura Lea Novak, New Port Richey, Jennifer Lynn Nix and Theresa Lucille Hughes, both of Brooksville; two brothers, James Matison Valentine, Daleville, Ind., and Elliott Valentine, Brooksville; and a sister, Dale Miller, Brooksville. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Brooksville.
  • FIERRO, JOSEPH, 44, of Spring Hill, died Friday (June 27, 2003) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 14 years ago from Commack, N.Y. He was the Brooksville station manager of the U.S. Post Office. He was a member of NAPS (postal group), an active Springstead High School Band Booster, and a league bowler. He was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary; two sons, Joey and Danny, both of Spring Hill; his parents, James and Elizabeth Fierro, and a sister, Joanne Curatolo, all of Middle Village, N.Y.; and five nieces. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Spring Hill.
  • HARTWIG, RALPH VINCENT, 84, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (June 26, 2003) in Spring Hill. He was a 10-year seasonal resident of Spring Hill from his native Hadley, Mich. He studied medicine at Eastern Michigan University before he was inducted into the Army for four years. He completed his degree at EMU. He taught science and was a school principal. Later, he was a real estate developer. He was a member of Hadley Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Marie; a daughter, Carol Dvorak, Ada, Mich.; two sons, Stephen, North Branch, Mich., and Michael, Grayling, Mich.; a sister, Vivian Tenbrink, Fremont, Mich.; a brother, Robert, Grayling; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer, Mich.
  • JUD, MARY HELEN, 89, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (June 26, 2003) at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill. She came here eight years ago from her native Glens Falls, N.Y. She was a licensed practical nurse at Meadowbrook Hospital in East Meadow, N.J. and was a member of St. Theresa's Happy Heart Club. She was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church. Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Handwerker, Spring Hill, and Loretta Monteverdi, White Plaines, Wy.; and two grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill.
  • MININNI, ALFRED, 74, of Brooksville, died Friday (June 27, 2003) at home. Born in Lindenhurst, N.Y., he came here 17 years ago from Queens, N.Y. She was a retired supervisor employed by Devevoise and Plimpton Law Firm. Survivors include his wife, Mari Lyn; two sons, Joseph, Fairport, N.Y., and Gary, Coram, N.Y.; a daughter, Dr. Darlene Mininni, Northridge, Calif.; a brother, Anthony, Oceanside, N.Y.; and six grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill.
  • WERNER, ADELINE L., 94, of Spring Hill, died Friday (June 27, 2003) at Evergreen Woods Healthcare Center in Spring Hill. Born in Evanston, Ill., she came to this area many years ago from Miami. She was a bank executive secretary and a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Survivors include her guardian, Regina Trudell, Spring Hill. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.
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  • CARDELL, SHARON KAY, 45, of Tampa, died Tuesday (June 24, 2003). A lifelong resident of Tampa, she was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Richard Cardell; a daughter, Molisa Bailey; three sons, Keith Whitted, James Inman and Roger Inman; her mother, Georgia E. Bowen; her father, Walter E. Bowen; two brothers, Bill Adkins and Henry Adkins; and four grandchildren. MacDonald Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • GLENN, RYLEE ANN, infant daughter of Kimberly Ann and Douglas Lee Glenn, of Plant City, died Friday (June 27, 2003) at All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg. Survivors also include a brother, Tyler Austin Mullis, and a sister, Macey Lea Glenn, both of Plant City; maternal grandparents, Franklin and K.C. Mullis, Plant City; paternal grandparents, Robert Lee Sr. and Sharon Glenn, Lakeland; maternal great-grandmother, Annette Mullis, Plant City; and four great-grandparents, Randall and Susie Hinson and Harold and Barbara Doehring, all of Plant City. Hopewell Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, Plant City.
  • MALLINSON, ROBERT R. JR., 57, of St. Cloud, formerly of Tampa, died Tuesday (June 24, 2003) in Tampa. Born in Ellsworth, Maine, he moved to the Tampa area several years ago. Survivors include three daughters; one brother; two sisters; and two grandchildren. MacDonald Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • McANDREWS, JOHN VINCENT, 54, of Seffner, died Saturday (June 28, 2003) in Brandon. Born in St. Paul, Minn., he moved to the Tampa area in 1984 from Pennsylvania. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, an interim pastor for Community Baptist Church and the former pastor of Honesdale Gospel Tabernacle in Honesdale, Pa. He was also an electrician and worked for an electronic company. Survivors include his wife, Marie; a daughter, Sarah McAndrews, Seffner; two sons, Jonathan "David" McAndrews, West Palm Beach, and Joel McAndrews, Fort Lauderdale; and a brother, Bill McAndrews, DeBary. Hopewell Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, Plant City.
  • MIXON, LOUIS W., 93, of Tampa, died Saturday (June 28, 2003). Born in Manatee, he moved to Tampa in 1933 from Okeechobee. He worked at Tampa Bay Shipbuilding constructing ships for World War II. He also founded Mixon Foundation & Drilling Inc. and was awarded a lifetime membership in the National Ground Water Association, the Florida Ground Water Association, and was a member of the West Coast Chapter of FGWA. He was a member of the Church of God. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Nora; a daughter, Dottie Mixon Roberts; three sons, Louis Jr., Fred and Don Mixon; two brothers, Jim and Leon Mixon; a sister, Hazel Barrett; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Garden of Memories Funeral Home & Cemetery, Tampa.
  • ORDETX, OLYMPIA GONZALEZ, 83, of Tampa, died Saturday (June 28, 2003). Born in Havana, Cuba, she was a registered nurse. Survivors include three granddaughters, Mia M., Ciana and Leah Ordetx, all of Tampa. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • SAWYER, ANN VIRGINIA, 55, of Lutz, died Saturday (June 28, 2003). Born in Rochester, N.Y., she moved to the area 14 years ago from Daytona Beach. She was a pharmacist, a member of Mensa and was Lutheran. Survivors include her husband, Thomas; two sons, Brian Sawyer, Naples, and Mark Sawyer, Richmond, Va.; her father, George Steininger, Riverview; and a sister, Elaine Kingston, Lithia. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • SELIN, CLARENCE C., 84, of Seffner, died Sunday (June 28, 2003) in Brandon. Born in Minneapolis, he moved to the Tampa area in 1957 from Gainesville. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, a salesman at Sears and was Methodist. Survivors include his wife, Pauline; four sons, George T. Selin, Tennessee, Randy C. Selin, Mulberry, Clarence C. Selin Jr., New Jersey, and Gary R. Selin, Virginia; three daughters, Barbara P. Selin, Lakeland, Karen D. McGowan, Brandon, and Brenda K. Leach, Charlotte, N.C.; 19 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.
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  • ARZOLA, ROBERTO M., 83, of Port Richey, died Saturday (June 28, 2003) at home. Born in Caguas, Puerto Rico, he came here 17 years ago from Queens, N.Y., and was a jeweler. Survivors include his wife, Carmen; two daughters, Nitza Loyola-Smith, New Port Richey, and Carmen Ilia Loyola-Corey, Port Richey; a sister, Consuelo Ortega, Puerto Rico; and two grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • CAVALIER, MARYANNE, 59, of Brooksville, formerly of New Port Richey, died Saturday (June 28, 2003) in Brooksville. Born in Laurel, Miss., she came here in 1988 from New Port Richey. She was a homemaker and a member of Central Park Baptist Church. Survivors include her son, John Elliott, Brooksville; three daughters, Laura Lea Novak, New Port Richey; Jennifer Lynn Nix and Theresa Lucille Hughes, both of Brooksville; two brothers, James Matison Valentine, Daleville, Ind., and Elliott Valentine, Brooksville; and a sister, Dale Miller, Brooksville. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Brooksville.
  • EDWARDS, ROBERT M., 92, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (June 28, 2003) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Kingston, Pa., he came here in 1973 from Levittown, Pa. He was a steel mill welder for U.S. Fairless Works with 22 years of service. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II (1942-1943). He was a volunteer firefighter for the Levittown Fire Company 2. He was a member of United Community Church. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Frances M.; a daughter, Jean Herrschaft, St. Petersburg; several nieces and nephews; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • FARAINO, LOUIS, 80, of Port Richey, died Sunday (June 29, 2003) at Tandem Healthcare Center in Hudson. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 18 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. He was an inspector in the aviation industry and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 10955 and St. James the Apostle Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Rose; a son, Richard, Brooklyn; a sister, Antoinette Cipullo, Hicksville, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • FLING, ALLIE RUTH, 65, of Holiday, died Saturday (June 28, 2003) at home. Born in Soddy Daisy, Tenn., she came here in 1983 from Saudi Arabia. She was Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Robert; a son, Johnny McAllister, Dayton, Tenn.; four daughters, Deborah Raby, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Sharon Walter, Jacksonville; Ena and Alisa Johnson, and two brothers, Lonnie Davis and Bobby Davis, and two sisters, Marquierte Wilson and Lois Kennedy, all of Soddy Daisy; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • GRONBACH, CHARLES F., 86, of Port Richey, died Wednesday (June 25, 2003) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in New York, he came here in 1979 from Huntington, N.Y. He was a tool and die maker with Ford Instrument Corp. on Long Island, N.Y., with 32 years of service. He was a 55-year member of the Masons. Survivors include three sons, Charles and Steven, both of Port Richey, and Barrie, Greenlawn, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • KEEGAN, ROSE M., 85, of Port Richey, died Sunday (June 29, 2003) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in New Port Richey. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here 29 years ago from Bellmore, N.Y., and was a homemaker. She was Baptist. Survivors include a son, Edward, Port Charlotte; two daughters, Geraldine Vooris, Spring Hill, and Linda Skuggevik, Medford, N.Y.; three brothers, Charles and Edward Rothenberg, both of Spring Hill, and Matthew Rothenberg, Va.; a sister, Bobbie Yuknavech, Georgia; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • LEBERTI, HELEN, 84, of Holiday, died Wednesday (June 25, 2003) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital in Tarpon Springs. Born in Manhasset, N.Y., she came here in 1990 from East Hampton, N.Y. She was a member of the Polish-American Club and Tahitian Gardens Recreation Center, both in Holiday. She was Catholic. Survivors include her brother, Victor Zabicki, Gloucester, Va.; numerous nieces and nephews. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • OTT, ARTHUR M. JR., 58, of Hudson, died Sunday (June 29, 2003) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in New Port Richey. Born in Manchester, Conn., he came here eight years ago from Windsor Locks, Conn. He was in customer service sales for Ford and Honda dealerships. He was an Army veteran. He was a member of the Polish National Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Richard, Maine, and Arthur M. Ott III, Utah; his parents, Arthur M. and Cecelia Ott Sr., Hudson; a sister, Cynthia MacFaralen, Massachusetts; and five grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • RAMBO, R. SCOTT, 67, of Holiday, died Saturday (June 28, 2003) at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital in New Port Richey. Born in Pottstown, Pa., he came here four years ago from Reading, Pa., and was a baker. Survivors include his wife, Penny; three sons, R. Scott Rambo Jr. and Barry, both of Reading, and Dale, Pennsylvania; three daughters, Holly Rambo, Clearwater; Dawn Rambo-Perry, Holiday; and Sarah Rambo, Denver, Pa.; and 14 grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.
  • SAWYER, ANN VIRGINIA, 55, of Lutz, died Saturday (June 28, 2003). Born in Rochester, N.Y., she moved to the area 14 years ago from Daytona Beach. She was a pharmacist and a member of Mensa. She was Lutheran. Survivors include her husband, Thomas; two sons, Brian Sawyer, Naples, Fla., and Mark Sawyer, Richmond, Va.; her father, George Steininger, Riverview; and a sister, Elaine Kingston, Lithia. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • SCULLY, DONALD JOSEPH, 79, of Bell Buckle, Tenn., formerly of Hudson, died Friday (June 27, 2003) at home. Born in Lexington, Ky., he resided in Hudson before moving to Tennessee. He was a commercial construction contractor in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He fought in the battles of Saipan, Marianas Islands, Okinawa and others. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal. Survivors include his wife of over 56 years, Jean; three daughters, Shirley Federer, Bell Buckle; Donna Watkins, Pensacola; and Rosemary Scully-Key, Stockbridge, Ga.; two brothers, Stanley Anthony, Asheville, N.C., and Owen Thomas, Kender, La.; three sisters, Patricia Parfitt, Dallas, Ann Robertson and Edna Wise, both of Lexington, Ky.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Gowen-Smith Chapel, Shelbyville, Tenn.
  • STAPLES, SIDNEY JACK JR., 78, of Holiday, died Friday (June 27, 2003) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital in Tarpon Springs. Born in Salinas, Kan., he came here from Anthony, Kan. He was a retired charter boat captain and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Anthony Masonic Lodge 200 for more than 50 years and was a member of the United Methodist Church Survivors include a daughter, Christine Griffin, Holiday; two sons, S. Jack Staples III, Naples, Fla., and George W. Staples, Pickerington, Ohio; a sister, Nancy Templin, Wichita, Kan.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Holiday.
  • TURNER, ELSIE C., 88, of Zephyrhills, died Sunday (June 29, 2003) at Kindred Hospital in Tampa. She was a lifelong resident of her native Zephyrhills and was a beautician. She was Presbyterian. Survivors include her niece, Audrey Bradley, Tampa; several great-nieces and nephews. Kelly Memorial Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • WALLACH, CRAIG DAVID, 48, of Atlanta, died Saturday (June 28, 2003) at home. Born in Miami, he moved 25 years ago from New Port Richey to Atlanta and was the owner/operator of We Be Keys. He was a Navy veteran and a member of the Tall Club Chapter of Atlanta. He was Jewish. Survivors include his daughter, Rosemary Wallach, Atlanta; his mother, Rita Hazelton, Oldsmar; a stepsister, Carolee Harned, New Port Richey; a stepbrother, William Hazelton, San Francisco; and two cousins. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
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    Clearwater

    • BERCHTOLD, PATRICIA A., 69, of Clearwater, died Saturday (June 28, 2003) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. She was born in Peoria, Ill., and came here in 1996 from Phoenix, where she worked in nursing home launderettes. She was Protestant. Survivors include her husband of 31 years, Bob; three sons, Dan Nolan, Largo, Mark Nolan, Peoria, and Jeff Nolan, Tampa; a brother, Arthur Pitsonbarger, Peoria; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. American Heritage Cremation Society, Clearwater.
    • GARCIA MARCOS, CARLOS M., 95, of Clearwater, died Friday (June 27, 2003) at home. He was born in Matanzas, Cuba, and immigrated to Florida in 1961. He later moved to California and came here in 1972 after retiring. He was a certified public accountant. Survivors include his wife, Angelina; a son Charles; a sister, Carmen Garcia Marcos, Cuba; and two grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • HEFFRON, RUTH IRENE, 81, of Clearwater, died Friday (June 27, 2003) at Mariner Health Care of Belleair, Largo. She was born in Syracuse, N.Y., and came here in 1986 from Phoenix. She had worked as a bank personnel officer. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include two sisters, Louise Heffron and Dorothy Heffron, both of Clearwater; and two brothers, John Heffron, Syracuse, and Paul Heffron, Marietta, Ga. Clearwater Funeral Homes & Cremation Options.
    • HETTINGER, DEAN E., 84, of Clearwater, died Monday (June 30, 2003) at Mease Continuing Care, Dunedin. He was born in Centre County, Pa., and came here in 1987 from Selinsgrove, Pa., where he worked 36 years for the Selinsgrove Post Office. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of North Bay Community Church, Clearwater, Egypt Shrine Temple, Valley of Tampa, Clearwater Shrine Club, and Dunedin High Twelve Club. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Fern S.; and a son, Dean E. II, Newmanstown, Pa. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • MEYERS, HERMAN, 89, of Clearwater, died Thursday (June 26, 2003) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1995 from Bala-Cynwyd, Pa. He was a restaurant owner. He was Jewish. He was a Mason and an accomplished artist. Survivors include a son, Bert, Safety Harbor; a brother, Alvin, Newark, N.J.; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • MILLER, JOHN S. "ACE," 43, of Clearwater, died Friday (June 27, 2003) at Bay Pines VA Medical Center. He was born in Kentucky and came here in 1988 from Fayetteville, N.C. He was an electrician and worked for the Army from 1979 to 1984. Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Joan B.; a stepdaughter, Eva Dunn, Clearwater; his mother, Doris Helka, Flint, Mich.; and a brother, Thomas M., Seminole. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • PITSCHKE, WILLIAM ELLIOT, 50, of Clearwater, died Friday (June 27, 2003) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He was born in Champaign, Ill., and came here in 1977 from Rockford, Ill. He was employed by A.C. Nielsen Co., and was a real estate broker for Realty & Mortgage Enterpriser. He was Protestant and a member of Suncoast Gem & Mineral Club of St. Petersburg. Survivors include his mother, Lois Munson, Clearwater; and a brother, Robert A., Clearwater. International Casket and Urn Gallery, Clearwater.
    • SHARPSTEEN, ARTHUR "ART," 94, of Clearwater, died Sunday (June 29, 2003) at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton, N.Y. He was born in Waverly, N.Y., and was a longtime Clearwater resident. He was a former athletic director, physical education teacher and coach for the Chenango Valley School District in New York state. He was a state Hall of Fame coach at Waverly, Binghamton and Chenango Valley schools from 1935 to 1965. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of On Top of the World Lions Club and On Top of the World Men's Golf Association, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Bea; two sons, Phil, Vermont, and Bill, Clearwater; a stepson, Ron Vaughn, Albany, N.Y.; a stepdaughter, Sharen Guokas, Nineveh, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home, Harpursville, N.Y.
    • YANEK, JOHN A., 90, of Clearwater, died Saturday (June 28, 2003) at Morton Plant Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Emmaus, Pa., and came here in 1955 from Northampton, Pa. He worked 40 years as a mechanic and was employed by Universal Cigar, Clearwater. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Frieda; two sons, John A. Jr., Catasauqua, Pa., and Dennis R., Northampton; a stepson, Dennis John Hammer, Northampton; a brother, Stephen, Allentown, Pa.; a sister, Margaret Cuth, Whitehall, Pa.; and four grandchildren. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Druid Road Chapel, Clearwater.

    Dunedin

    • OSBORNE, SAMUEL W., 91, of Dunedin, died Monday (June 30, 2003) at Mease Continuing Care, Dunedin. He was born in Clarksville, Pa., and came here in 1975 from Horicon, Wis. He worked as a foreman for John Deere Co. in Wisconsin. He was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, Dunedin. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; three sons, Carl, Westmont, Ill., Robert, East Moline, Ill., and Gary, Moline, Ill.; three brothers; three sisters; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
    • VINUP, JOHN V., 78, of Dunedin, died Saturday (June 28, 2003) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Baltimore and came here in 1992 from Dearborn, Mich. He worked as a illustrator and senior graphic artist for Ford Motor Co. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Lutheran and a 32nd degree Scottish Rite, Valley of Detroit. He was a member of Dunedin Masonic Lodge 192, Olive Branch Masonic Lodge 542, Moslem Temple Shrine, Detroit, and Keystone Kops of Egypt Shrine. He was a past president of Clearwater Shrine, and an ambassador and district club director of Egypt Shrine. Survivors include a son, John Kurt, Dearborn; three daughters, Sandra V. Al Hakim, Detroit, Mary E. Vinup, Dearborn, and Linda A. Galentine, Clio, Mich.; and a grandson. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Largo

    • ETTER, ALMA E., 90, of Largo, died Sunday (June 29, 2003) at Tandem Nursing Home. She was born in Crawfordsville, Ind., and came here in 1981 from Lafayette, Ind. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Pinellas Park. Survivors include a daughter, Johanna Clemons, Largo; two sons, Jerrel, Lafayette, and Kenneth, Cincinnati; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • ETTIEN, TODD, 85, of Largo, died Sunday (June 29, 2003) at Sabal Palms Health Care, Largo. He was born in Northumberland, Pa., and came here in 1984 from Chattanooga, Tenn., where he was a past president of Bernard Astrological Society, past grand master of Whorley Masonic Lodge 601 and a member of Scottish Rite and the Shriners. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Church of the Ascension Episcopal Church, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Rosa; two sons, Dr. Jim, Largo, and John, Georgia; two daughters, Loretta Lautzenheiser, Tarboro, N.C., and Deborah Ettien, Largo; a sister, Charlotte Jane Wagner, Milford, Del.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
    • KETT, SALLY, 71, of Largo, died Thursday (June 12, 2003) at Largo Medical Center. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • McNALLY, DOLORES M., 78, of Largo, died Saturday (June 28, 2003) at Wright's Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Largo. She was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1955 from Long Island, N.Y. She worked 26 years as an office manager for St. Pete Auto Auction. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, George J.; a daughter, Carol Lyons-Harrison, Palm Harbor; a son, Walter, Dade City; and three grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • POWER, JAMES L. "JIM," 44, of Largo, died Friday (June 27, 2003) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He was born in Clearwater. He had been Pinellas Park's fire inspector/investigator for a year. Before that, he worked 19 years for Seminole Fire Department, starting as a firefighter/EMT and becoming an inspector/investigator. He was a graduate of Seminole High School and National-Louis University. He was in the Navy Reserve for 27 years and held the rank of senior chief. He was a member of IAFF 2193. He was a mentor and enjoyed playing softball. Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Rosemary; a son, Kevin James, Largo; a daughter, Morgan Rose, Largo; his mother, L. Maxine Power, Dunedin; four brothers, Thomas J. and Bruce L., both of Dunedin, Curt A. and Curtis B., both of New Port Richey; and a sister, Gloria "Sam" Hayes, Lilburn, Ga. Taylor Family Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Pinellas Park.
    • WILLEMS, LORAINE J., 93, of Largo, died Thursday (June 26, 2003) at home. She was born in Chicago and came here in 1975 from La Grange, Ill. She owned a communications service. She was a Navy veteran of World War II and a Catholic. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    Palm Harbor

    • FENNER, JAMES MATTHEW, 91, of Palm Harbor, died Saturday (June 28, 2003) at West Bay Nursing Center, Oldsmar. He was born in Cleveland and came here in 1977 from Niles, Mich. He had worked as a manager of steel cord development for National Standard Co. He was a member of Heritage United Methodist Church, Clearwater, and Countryside Country Club, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; a son, Richard Matthew, Florence, S.C.; a daughter, Linda Reiden, Mascoutah Ill; a sister, Dorothy Mahau, Calgary; and two grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Tarpon Springs

    • LISI, ALFRED M., 81, of Tarpon Springs, died Sunday (June 29, 2003) at Bay Pines VA Medical Center under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Providence, R.I., and came here in 1970 from Rhode Island. He taught in the Providence public school system. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and received Bronze and Silver stars and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He served in the Northern Solomons, Guadalcanal, Central Pacific, Midway and the Asiatic Pacific Theater campaign. He was a graduate of Brown University. Survivors include his wife, Joy; a son, Alfred M. Jr., Frisco, Texas; a daughter, Linda Lisi-Tenen, Tarpon Springs; two sisters, Connie Vietri, Orange Park, and Carri D'Amro, Johnston, R.I.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Palm Harbor Chapel.

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  • RAE, JAMES E., 86, of Gulfport, died Friday (June 27, 2003) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and moved here in 1994 from Spring Hill. He was a food plant manager for Bison Brand Foods in Buffalo. He was a World War II Army veteran, and national treasurer of the 69th Signal Battalion Reunion Committee for 48 years. He was a Mason. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Marie; two daughters, Linda Navarro, Ferris, Texas, and Arlene Kopra, Buffalo; a son, Shawn, Burlington, N.J.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
  • Madeira Beach

    • BREHENY, ANGELA C., 73, of Madeira Beach, died Sunday (June 29, 2003) at home. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and moved here from New York City. She was a banker and a homemaker. She was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary American Legion, Legion of Mary Auxiliary, Mahaffey Theater, Christ Renews His Parish and Tuesday Girls. She was also a guide at Heritage Park. Survivors include her husband, Michael; a daughter, Diane Skillen, Seminole; three sons, Michael V., Chicago, Robert J., Rockport, Maine, and Matthew G., Fort Myers; a brother, Joseph Carabillo, Piscattaway, N.J.; two sisters, Jennie Barrieri, San Jose, Calif., and Marion Borghese, Ridgewood, N.J.; and 10 grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

    St. Pete Beach

    • MASTRIANNI, ELLEN C. MORAN, 76, of St. Pete Beach, died Sunday (June 29, 2003). She came here in 1989 from Southington, Conn. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Robert; a daughter, Sharon Mastrianni, St. Petersburg; a son, Robert J., Auburn, Maine; and a granddaughter, Leslie Kate, Southington. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach.

    St. Petersburg

    • BATTON, CORA E., 77, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 27, 2003) aboard an airboat while traveling to a camp in the Everglades. A native of St. Petersburg, she lived in Hull, Mass., before moving back to St. Petersburg at the age of 21. With her husband she founded and owned Red's Auto and Equipment Service. For 26 years, she was scorekeeper for Sunshine Speedway and was founder and past president of the Girls Racing Association. She received a master's degree in music and was historian for Alpha Chi Omega sorority at Boston Conservatory of Music. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Shelton H. "Red"; two daughters, Janet L. Kelly, St. Petersburg, and Shirley M. Batton, Largo; a son, James H., St. Petersburg; a brother, Howard Turner, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Edna Flowers, St. Petersburg, and Grace Littrell, Pinellas Park; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • CALLIHAN, MICHELLE B. "SHELLY," 49, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 29, 2003) at home. She was born in England and moved here in 1981 from Chattanooga, Tenn. She was a member of the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle for over 18 years and a kindergarten teacher. Survivors include her husband of 26 years, Michael; a son, Sean, St. Petersburg; her mother, Odette Briggs, Fort Walton Beach; and a sister, Yvette West, Durham, N.C. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Service, St. Petersburg.
    • FULKMAN, DONNA W., 77, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 24, 2003) at home. She moved here 30 years ago from her native Battle Creek, Mich. She was a retired restaurant owner. Survivors include her husband, Edward W.; two daughters, Kathy McDonald and Patty Simmons, both of Battle Creek; a stepson, Craig, St. Petersburg; a stepdaughter, Lisa Olsen, St. Petersburg; and five grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral Services, Largo.
    • GARDNER, GERALDINE "GERI," 66, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 29, 2003) at home of cancer. Born in Washington, D.C., she came here in 1978 from Silver Spring, Md. She was involved with the Friends of Strays. Survivors include her husband of 29 years, Frederick; three stepchildren, Paul Gardner and Linda Butts, both of Chambersburg, Pa., and Marvin Gardner, Orlando. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • JOHNSON, JOSEPH JR., 39, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 24, 2003) in Tampa.. He came to this area at an early age from his native Nashville, Ga. He was a construction laborer. He was Baptist. Survivors include two sons, Joevante, St. Petersburg, and Solomon, Tampa; three sisters, Michelle Cave, and Kathy Cave, both of St. Petersburg, and Rhonda Simon, Spring Hill; and his maternal grandmother, Eula Mae Powell, Waycross, Ga. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • KINKADE, DONALD LEE, 59, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 30, 2003) at home. There are no known survivors. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • LEWIS, JUANITA B., 86, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 29, 2003) at home under hospice care. She was born in St. George, S.C. She was a day-care provider. She was a member of 20th Street Church of Christ. Survivors include a daughter, Ruth T. Dorn, St. Petersburg; three sons, Albert Thornton Jr., Al N. Thornton, and Minister R. David Thornton, all of St. Petersburg; 28 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren. Zion Hill Mortuary, St. Petersburg.
    • MARTIN, RICHARD DWIGHT "DICK," 58, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (June 28, 2003) at home. He moved here in 1962 from his native Corona, N.Y. He was an insurance underwriter at American Strategic Insurance Co. and formerly Allstate Insurance Co. for 30 years. He was a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, where he was vice president of the mass choir and secretary of the Men's Ministry. He was in the Peace Corps. He was a graduate of Gibbs Junior College and Shaw University, Raleigh, N.C. He was a Vietnam Army veteran. Survivors include a son, Kyle, Dallas; and a daughter, Christy Martin, Atlanta. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • MCNAMARA, MARGARET M. "MAGGIE," 82, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (June 28, 2003) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. She came here in 1980 from her native Detroit where she had retired after five years as a secretary for a jewelry business. She was Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Marcia Sturgeon, Holly, Mich.; a son, Patrick J., St. Petersburg; a sister, Genevieve Burley, Detroit; a brother, James Menard, New Port Richey; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • O'NEIL, WILLIE MAE, 76, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (June 28, 2003) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Born in Wall Springs, she was a lifetime resident of Pinellas County. She was a seamstress. Survivors include a son, Charles E., St. Petersburg; a daughter, Barbara J. Gean, Memphis; and four grandchildren. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.
    • PHEIL, OLIVE ELEANOR PILKINGTON "PIL," 93, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (June 28, 2003) at home. She was born in Altoona, Pa. and moved here in 1924 from McKeesport, Pa. She was a schoolteacher. She graduated from St. Petersburg High School in 1928. At Florida State College for Women, now Florida State University, she played the violin in the orchestra, sang in the Glee Club, and was a member of the Phi Beta sorority. She was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church and the Junior League. She was a violinist with the St. Petersburg and Asheville, N.C., symphonies. Survivors include three sons, Tommy, St. Petersburg, Peter, Ruby, S.C., and David, Asheville; a sister, Alice Ferris, Hartford, Ill.; a brother, Dr. Joe Pilkington, St. Petersburg; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • RUGG, WILLIAM G., 75, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 29, 2003) at St. Anthony's Hospital. He was born in Highlands Park, Mich., and came here in 1954 from Hallstead, Pa. He was a customer service representative for the U.S. Post Office in St. Petersburg for 25 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church and an avid bowler. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Eleanor S.; two sons, Joseph W., Tampa, and Glen M., St. Petersburg; a sister, Marilyn E. Royce, Sarasota; and two grandsons. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center, Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    Seminole

    • BENNETT, ERNEST L., 91, of Seminole, died Friday (June 20, 2003) at Tierra Pines under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Methune, Mass. He was a retired corrections officer for the Essex County Sheriff's Office in Massachusetts. He was a member of the Chapel on the Hill Church. Survivors include two nephews, Robert and Richard Bennett, Plainstow, N.H. Gulf Breeze Cremation and Burial Society, Largo.
    • FEINDT, MARIE N., 95, of Seminole, died Saturday (June 28, 2003) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Harrison, N.J., and moved here in 1974 from Oakhurst, N.J. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church. She was a sustaining member of Republican Club of Washington, D.C. Survivors include two nephews, Brad and Neil Caswell, both of Neptune, N.J.; four nieces, Janet Van Dyke, Northfield, N.J., Barbara McGlennon, Long Branch, N.J., Donna Buchanan, Hampton, N.J., and Mary Hazen, Wheaton, Ill. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Belcher Chapel, Clearwater.
    • FULTON, NEOLA MEEK, 87, of Seminole, died Saturday (June 28, 2003) at Palm Gardens, Largo. Born in LaGrange, Ind., she came here in 1978 from Huntington, Ind. She retired from an accounting company in Indiana. She was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Largo. She was also a member of the Clearwater Ostomy Club. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Eugene; and a son, William, Devon, Pa. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach.
    • MOOCK, ERVEN GEORGE "JUNIOR," 75, of Seminole, died Monday (June 30, 2003) at Bay Pines VA Medical Center under Hospice Care. He came here in 1951 from his native Philadelphia. He was a chef at his father's business, Moock's Tavern, in St. Petersburg. He later owned Jr. Moock's Steakhouse until 1987, also in St. Petersburg. He was a World War II Army veteran. He was a member of American Legion Post #273, Madeira Beach, and Post #104, Pinellas Park. He was a member of both the Pinellas Park and Seminole Elks lodges, and the Gulf Moose lodge. Survivors include a son, Erven Michael; a daughter, Christy Russell, Thornton, Texas; a brother, Donald, Hendersonville, N.C.; a caregiver and companion, Anne Thornton; and three grandchildren. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home and Cemetery, Seminole.
    • STOCKBURGER, BRUCE, 51, of Seminole, died Thursday (June 26, 2003). Born in Canton, Ohio, he came here in 1964 from Ohio. He retired from the St. Petersburg Police Department after 27 years. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Madeira Beach and the Police Benevolent Association. Survivors include two daughters, Angela Stockburger and Rachel Stockburger, both of Raleigh, N.C.; his mother, Laura Stockburger, Seminole; two brothers, Samuel, Seminole, and William, Citrus Springs; and a sister, Kathryn Hodg, Asheville, N.C. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home & Cemetery, Seminole.

    South Pasadena

    • KITTNELL, WILLIAM C., 86, of South Pasadena, died Saturday (June 28, 2003) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. He was born in New Augusta, Ga., and moved here in 1963 from Georgia. He was a restaurant supplies salesman. He was Baptist. Survivors include two brothers, Rush F., Spanish Fort, Ala., and Benjamin, Knoxville, Tenn. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach.
    • MOWATT, IRENE N., 92, of South Pasadena, died Saturday (June 28, 2003) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. She was born in LaGrange, Maine, and moved here in 1952 from Braintree, Mass. She was a homemaker and attended Northside Baptist Church. Survivors include two nieces. Memorial Park Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
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