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Wednesday, July 30, 2003
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Wednesday, July 30, 2003

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

Citrus| Hernando | Hillsborough | Pasco
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  • BEILIG, RICHARD H., 72, of Beverly Hills, died Sunday (July 27, 2003) in Lecanto. Born in Chicago, he came here in 1998 from Traverse City, Mich. He was a vice president of accounting for Siemens Corp. and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was Lutheran. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, June (Colling); a sister, Eleanor Ivan, Mountain Home, Alaska; and a grandson, Jesse Lee Beilig. Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills.
  • HANNAWAY, BRETE-HARTE, 79, of Inverness, died Monday (July 21, 2003) at home. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he came to the area in 1994 from Seekonk, Mass. He was a retired mechanical engineer and was a British Royal Marine veteran. He was a member of the Masons, Netop Lodge and the Church of England. Survivors include his wife, Violet; a sister, Rosa Sonntag, Basil, Switzerland, and an aunt, Leonora Jenner, Cinderford, England. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • ORCUTT, LEAH KAY, 22, of Crystal River, formerly of New Port Richey, died Saturday (July 26, 2003) in Brooksville. Born in New Port Richey, she was a lifelong Florida resident. She loved butterflies and fairies, music and playing the guitar. She was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance. Survivors include her mother, Tammy Baker, Crystal River; her father, Wayne, New Port Richey; a brother, Billy Joe Baker, Crystal River; paternal grandmother, Florence Orcutt, New Port Richey; maternal grandmother, Deanne Baker, Crystal River; an uncle, Charles Baker, Kansas; two aunts, Joy Baker, Kansas, and Kimberly Mozzullo, Florida; and several cousins. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • ROWE, PAMELA S., 49, of Hernando, died Saturday (July 26, 2003) in Gainesville. Born in Ypsilanti,Mich., she came here in 1983 from Fort Bragg, Calif. She was a homemaker and Catholic. She was a member of Leroy Rooks VFW Auxiliary 4252. Survivors include two sons, Michael Rowe, Winter Haven, and Shawn Falk, Denver; her mother and stepfather, Viola and Franklin Snyder, Hernando; two brothers, Ricky Rowe, Jackson, Mich., and Terry Rowe, Hernando; and two sisters, Janet Smith and Patricia Rowe, both of Winter Haven. Hooper Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inverness.
  • WAGENBLAST, ALFRED L., 87, of Citrus Springs, died Monday (July 28, 2003) at the Cottages of Gentle Breezes of Citrus Springs. Born in Bronx, N.Y., he came to Citrus County in 1986 from Pinellas Park. He was a retired security guard for Honeywell Electronics with more than 20 years of service. He was an Army, Navy and Coast Guard Services veteran. Survivors include his son, Alfred R., Americus, Ga.; two daughters, Joan Eschenfelder, Floral City, and Carol Moman, Lecanto; a sister, Marion Smith; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.
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  • GIUFFRIDA, LISA MICHELLE, 22, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (July 27, 2003) in Brooksville. Born in Smithtown, N.Y., she came here 14 years ago from Coram, N.Y. She worked at Village Pizza in Spring Hill. She was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Survivors include her parents, Thomas and Colleen, and a sister, Cory Ault, all of Spring Hill; maternal grandparents, Howard and Lorraine Murphy, Fort Lauderdale; seven aunts and uncles; 23 cousins; a niece, Alyssa Ault, and a nephew, Anthony Ault, both of Spring Hill. Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Spring Hill.
  • GREENE, BETTY JO, 75, of Brooksville, died Monday (July 28, 2003) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Brooksville. Born in Lebanon, Ind., she came here recently from Indianapolis and was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Harold; two sons, James D., Adrian, Ore., and Robert E., Spring Hill; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Brooksville.
  • JONES, GEORGE K. JR., 72, of Brooksville, died Friday (July 25, 2003) at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill. Born in Barberton, Ohio, he came to Florida in 1990. He was a retired quality control inspector for the B&W Plant with over 35 years of service. He was a Navy veteran and Lutheran. He was a member of the High Point Gulf Association. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; two sons, Ken, Talmadge, Ohio, and Ron, Stow, Ohio; and three grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • O'NEAL, LAURA MARGARET, 81, of Brooksville, died Friday (July 25, 2003) at home. Born in Sciotoville, Ohio, she came here recently from Ashland, Ky. She was a homemaker and member of the First Church of the Nazarene of New Port Richey. Survivors include her daughter, Margaret Miller, Brooksville; a son, Gary, Garner, N.J.; two sisters, Mary Conley, Ashland, and Lula Hale, Flatwoods, Ky.; a brother, James Oliver Sr., Ashland; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.
  • QUAINE, MARIE C., 67, of Hernando Beach, died Monday (July 28, 2003) at home. Born in St. Petersburg, she came here 23 years ago from Clearwater. She was an administrative secretary for Hernando County Utilities with 16 years of service. She was a vice president at Rutland Savings & Loan in Clearwater. She was co-founder of the Kidnap Hostage Program and member St. Andrew's Episcopal Church of Spring Hill. Survivors include her husband, Robert; a son, Stephen Williams, Tampa, and Robin Hacker, Valley View, Texas; a brother, Robert Peacock, Belleair Bluffs; and two sisters, Janet McKenzie, Conyers, Ga., and Shirley Espesito, St. Pete Beach; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Spring Hill.
  • RAMBO, CHARLES E., 80, of Brookridge, died Monday (July 28, 2003) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Brooksville. Born in Philadelphia, he came here 21 years ago from Ridley Park, Pa. He was a retired maintenance supervisor for INA (Cigna) and was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He served with the 24th Infantry Division. He was a member of the Korean War Veterans and American Legion Post 186. He was Methodist. Survivors include his wife, Alma. National Cremation Society of Brooksville.
  • RICHARD, JOHNATHAN HOWARD, infant son of Jessica Nicole Sanford and Martin Victor Richard, of Spring Hill, died Monday (July 28, 2003) at Spring Hill Regional Hospital. In addition to his parents, other survivors include maternal grandparents, James and Susan Sanford, and paternal grandparents, Patricia and David Dorvee, all of Spring Hill, and Martin James Richard, Wayne, N.J.; maternal great-grandparents, Junior and Roberta Sanford, Davenport, and James and Barbara Hagatha, Winter Haven; paternal great-grandmothers, Diane Gibbons, Bellville, N.J., and Martha Verrilli, Little Egg Harbor, N.J.; maternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Bentley Price, Fruithurst, Ala; paternal great-great-grandmother, Pilar Amedeo, Nutley, N.J.; several aunts and an uncle. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.
  • ROGERS, EDWARD, 72, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (July 26, 2003) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Brooksville. Born in New York, he came here eight years ago. He retired from Bellevue Hospital with 38 years of service and was a Navy veteran. He was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, member the LST Naval Association, the Latin Club and the Domino Club. He enjoyed fishing and bowling. He was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Isabel; two daughters, Sharon and Priscilla, both of Spring Hill; eight grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Seven Hills Chapel, Spring Hill.
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  • BOERSCHIG, ANNIE LOU, 81, of Tampa, died Sunday (July 27, 2003) at Delta Health Care Center. Born in Wauchula, she moved to the Tampa area several years ago. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, George Boerschig, Tampa; two daughters, Mary E. Lyke, Cleveland, and Voncille Meek, Tampa; a brother, Kenneth Brown; two sisters, Lula Turner, Naples, Fla., and Veeta, Fort Myers; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Oakley Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • BRYANT, WILLIE JAMES, 51, of Tampa, died Tuesday (July 22, 2003) at Kindred Hospital, Tampa. Born in Cantonment, he moved to Tampa in 2002 from Pensacola. Survivors include a sister, Grace Ann McNeal, Pensacola. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
  • BUCCIERO, GERALDINE "JERRY," 68, of Tampa, died Sunday (July 27, 2003). Survivors include a daughter, Nadine Burnside; and three grandsons. Garden of Memories Funeral Home & Cemetery, Tampa.
  • CONNOR, YOKOMA, 78, of Valrico, died Saturday (July 26, 2003) at LifePath Hospice House, Sun City Center. Born in Iowa Park, Texas, he moved to the Tampa area 13 years ago from California. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was Pentecostal. Survivors include his wife, Gisela; a son, Leon Connor, California; two daughters, Betty Miller, Arizona, and Kaye Sorensen, California; a stepson, Wayne Nunez, Florida; and a brother, M.T. Connor, Texas. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • DOLCIMASCOLO, SAM, 78, of Indian Rocks Beach, formerly of Tampa, died Saturday (July 26, 2003) at home. He moved to the Indian Rocks Beach area in 1990 from his native Tampa. He was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of Forest Hills Presbyterian Church in Tampa. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He owned and operated several clubs and a restaurant in Tampa. He was a past president of the National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch No. 599. He was a member of the Universal Lodge No. 178 F&AM and the Scottish Rite. He was past president of the Tampa Chapter of the United Cerebral Palsy and a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Reva M.; and a daughter, Kym Dolcimascolo, Tampa. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
  • GRUBE, DIANE C., 57, of Odessa, died Monday (July 28, 2003) at home. Born in New York, she moved to the Tampa area in 1995 from New Jersey. She was a legal secretary in Tampa, a member of the Eagles Golf Club, Odessa, and a member of Community United Methodist Church, Oldsmar. Survivors include her husband, Geroge H.; a son, George M. Grube, Hawthorne, N.J.; two daughters, Janice Grube-Vasquez, Portland, Ore., and Michele Grube, Palm Harbor; and a sister, Dorothy Meyers, Palm Harbor. Moss Feaster Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
  • KAWASS, NAMAT NINA, 59, of Brandon, died Sunday (July 27, 2003) at University Community Hospital. Born in Bethlehem, the West Bank, she moved to Florida 25 years ago. She was Greek Orthodox. Survivors include a son, Jack A. Safie, a daughter, Jackie Safie, both of Brandon; her mother, Mary Kawass, three brothers, George, Ab and Godfrey Kawass, all of Jamaica; and two grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • LETO, LENA ROMANO, 84, of Tampa, died Monday (July 28, 2003). A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, she was an avid bingo player. Survivors include two daughters, Eleanor Maldorado and Antoinette "Toni" Smith; a son, Anthony "Tony" Leto; a sister, Carmen Muley; a brother, Frank Romano Sr.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and other family members. Boza & Roel Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • McMULLEN, EARLY J., 82, of Tampa, formerly of Clearwater, died Saturday (July 26, 2003) at home. Born in Tampa, he lived in Clearwater for more than 50 years. He was a ferry boat captain, employed by Bee-Line Ferry. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, where he was a gunner for the USS Cotton. He was a graduate of St. Petersburg High School, and was an avid harmonica player. Survivors include a son, Gary McMullen, Tampa; a sister, Barbara Sartor, Dunedin; and two grandchildren. Moss Feaster Funeral Home, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
  • NEWKIRK, ROXANNE M., 60, of Tampa, died Monday (July 28, 2003). She was a native and lifelong resident of Tampa. Survivors include three sons, Mark and Eugene Diaz, both of Tampa, and Sergio Diaz, Lawrenceville, Ga.; and two grandchildren. Loyless Funeral Home, Land O'Lakes, Lutz Chapel.
  • PEARSON, HERBERT A. "HUB," 72, of Floral City, formerly of Tampa, died Sunday (July 27, 2003) at home. Born in Pikeville, Tenn., he moved to Citrus County in 1974 from Tampa. He was owner/operator of Hub's Tree Service in Tampa and Floral City. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church. Survivors include his wife, Doris M.; a son, Herbert "Yogi", Lecanto; two daughters, Vickie Ressler and Linda Ward, both of Floral City; a stepdaughter, Margaret Schultz, Geneva, Ala.; a brother, James; five sisters, Anna Ruth, Betty, Wilma, Bernice and Veronica; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.
  • PHARR, MARY OGLETREE, 87, of Plant City, died Sunday (July 27, 2003) at home. Born in Zolfo Springs, she moved to the Tampa area 40 years ago from Georgia. She was a teacher and media specialist for the Hillsborough County School System and a member of Springhead United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, George W.; four sons, Woody Pharr, Fairbanks, Alaska, Timothy Pharr, Fort Myers, Roy Pharr, Plant City, and David Pharr, Live Oak; a brother, Charlie Joe Pharr, Kentucky; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, Plant City.
  • POWERS, MARGARET V., 76, of Tampa, died Sunday (July 27, 2003). Born in Queens, N.Y., she moved to Tampa in 1983. She worked for Hillsborough County's clerk of the Circuit Court for 18 years. Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Rappa, Odessa; and two granddaughters, Marisa Zyserman and Lauren Rappa, both of Tampa. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • TORRES, DULCE MARIA, 93, of Tampa, died Tuesday (July 29, 2003). Born in Cuba, she moved to Tampa in 1986. Survivors include a daughter, Olga Lopez; a son, Andres Torres; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
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  • BROWN, ORVILLE WILBUR, 93, of Tarpon Springs, formerly of New Port Richey, died Monday (July 28, 2003) at Manor Care of Palm Harbor. Born in Dayton, Ohio, he came to New Port Richey in 1978, then in 1998 moved to Tarpon Springs. He was a retired engineer with Pittsburgh Des Moines Steel and member Refrigeration Services Engineers Society. He was a member of AARP and was Methodist. Survivors include his wife, Alice; a daughter, Jennifer Lynn Stephens, Palm Harbor; three grandchildren and three step-grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • BUCHANAN, BETTY E., 81, of New Port Richey, died Monday (July 28, 2003) at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital in New Port Richey. Born in Germany, she came here in 1969 from Clinton Sherman Air Force Base in Oklahoma. Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Josh A.; a daughter, Renate Witt, Hunsbruck, Germany; two sisters, Irma Gail and Margot Sponheimer, both of Germany; and a grandchild. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • BURNSIDE, ISABEL S. "IZZIE," 77, of Zephyrhills, died Saturday (July 26, 2003) in Zephryhills. She was born in Pasco Station and was a lifelong resident of this area. She was a graduate of Dade City High School. She worked for the Bank of Pasco and the city of Zephyrhills. She was a member of the First United Methodist. She was a member of the Methodist NOMADS in volunteer construction. She traveled the country rebuilding and helping in disaster areas. Her great-grandparents were pioneers of Pasco County. Survivors include her husband, Andrew "Roy"; a daughter, Carole Foster, Wellington; and three grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • CABANAW, BEATRICE C. "BEA," 89, of New Port Richey, formerly of Holiday, died Monday (July 28, 2003) at Orchard Ridge Nursing Center in New Port Richey. Born in Belle River, Ontario, she moved to Holiday in 1979 from Dearborn, Mich., then moved to New Port Richey. She was a retired legal secretary and member St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Survivors include her niece, Annette Ferguson, Windsor, Ontario. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Holiday.
  • DORAZIO, FRED SR., 83, of Holiday, died Monday (July 28, 2003) at home. He came here in 1995 from his native Queens, N.Y. He was a retired union carpenter with Local 257 in Manhattan, N.Y. with 52 years of service. He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Jointers of America, Local 257, Manhattan. He was an Episcopalian. Survivors include two sons, Rocco F., Port Richey, and Robert R., New Port Richey; a daughter, Louise Marie Dorazio, Port Richey; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Holiday.
  • GOLDBERG, S. DAVID, 86, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (July 27, 2003) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He was the owner of Kogen Personnel and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his daughter, Susan Saville, New Port Richey; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey.
  • ORCUTT, LEAH KAY, 22, of Crystal River, formerly of New Port Richey, died Saturday (July 26, 2003) in Brooksville. Born in New Port Richey, she was a lifelong Florida resident. She loved butterflies and fairies, music and playing the guitar. She was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance. Survivors include her mother, Tammy Baker, Crystal River; her father, Wayne, New Port Richey; a brother, Billy Joe Baker, Crystal River; paternal grandmother, Florence Orcutt, New Port Richey; maternal grandmother, Deanne Baker, Crystal River; an uncle, Charles Baker, Kansas; two aunts, Joy Baker, Kansas, and Kimberly Mozzullo, Florida; and several cousins. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • PEABODY, HAROLD ROGER, 69, of Zephyrhills, died Friday (July 25, 2003) in Tampa. Born in Carthage, N.Y., he came here 35 years ago from Schenectady, N.Y. He was a construction driver and an Air Force veteran. He was a member of the Zephyrhills Moose Lodge and attended St. Joseph Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Yvonne (Saber); a son, Richard, Land O'Lakes; a daughter, Cheryl Fraser, Star Lake, N.Y.; three brothers, Allan, Warren and Floyd, and a sister, Freida Chamberlain, all of New York. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • PEPPER, HAROLD, 97, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (July 27, 2003) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in England, he came here in 1975 from Rochester, Mich. He was a member of the Elks New Port Richey for 42 years. He was a member of Community Congregational Church of New Port Richey for 28 years and was a choir member for 18 years. Survivors include two sons, Gary E., New Port Richey, and Harold A., Louisville, Ky.; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • SCULL, RUTH N., 79, of Holiday, died Saturday (July 26, 2003) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital in Tarpon Springs. Born in Atlantic City, she came here in 1983 from Absecon, N.J., She was a retired office worker and attended Holiday United Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Leonard; two daughters, Lorraine Cove, New Port Richey, and Nancy Brainard, Gainesville; a brother, John Hoffmann, California; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • SMITH, WILLIS D., 87, of Zephyrhills, died Friday (July 25, 2003) in Zephyrhills. Born in Deweyville, Ohio, he came here in 1978 from Ohio. He was a retired selector for a tea company and a veteran. He was Methodist. Survivors include his wife, June; a daughter, Connie Smith, Green Valley, Ariz.; two stepsons, Steven Hanna, Seattle, and Christopher Hanna, Temperance, Mich.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • SNYDER, CLARABELLE A., 72, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (July 27, 2003) at Life Care Center in New Port Richey. She came to Florida in the early 1950s from her native Manitowoc, Wis. She was a member of the Eagles 3153 New Port Richey and was Methodist. Survivors include a brother, Elroy Griebling, Holiday; and a sister, Gladys Meynche, Highland, Calif. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • STEPHENSON, JEANETTE, 74, of New Port Richey, died Monday (July 28, 2003) at home. She came here 22 years ago from her native New York City. She was a secretary for the Boys Club of America and was Catholic. She was a member of the Madison Square Boys Club, Clear Pool Camp, N.Y., the VFW Post 7845 Auxiliary and was an avid bingo player. Survivors include a son, James, Woodside, N.Y.; a daughter, Patricia Screvane, New York; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • WARD, ALAN LEE, 43, of Zephyrhills, died Friday (July 18, 2003) in Zephyrhills. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, and was an Air Force veteran. Survivors include his mother, Fannie J., and a sister, Kim W. Lyon, both of Summerville, S.C.; a brother, David W., Northfield, Minn.; and a niece, Rebehah Droze, Summerville. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
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    Belleair Bluffs

    • FICCADENTI, JOSEPH J., 84, of Belleair Bluffs, died Sunday (July 27, 2003) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. He was born in Penns Grove, N.J., and came here in 1988 from Woodstown, N.J., where he was a prominent vegetable farmer. He was an Army veteran of World War II and received the American Service Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Medal. He was Catholic. He was an avid reader and swimmer. Survivors include three daughters, JoAnna Gregg, Belleair Bluffs, Nancy Loper, Altamonte Springs, and Joyce Castro, Carneys Point, N.J.; a brother, Frank, Northfield, N.J.; a sister, Mary Ulissi, Penns Grove; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.

    Clearwater

    • BROMLEY, ROBERT I., 87, of Clearwater, died Sunday (July 27, 2003) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He came here in 1970 from his native South Burlington, Vt., and worked as a retail sales manager for the former Montgomery Wards Store in Clearwater. Survivors include four sons, Edward, Clearwater, Ronald, Holiday, Robert, Burlington, Vt., and Patrick, Hopkinton, Mass.; and five grandchildren. Clearwater Funeral Home at Belcher, Dunedin.
    • CARLSON, VINCENT ANTHONY, 82, of Clearwater, died Thursday (July 24, 2003) at Palm Garden of Clearwater nursing home. He was born in New York City and came here in 1969 from Long Island, N.Y. He retired with the rank of lieutenant after 20 years with the fire department of New York City, and locally he worked as an emergency medical technician and later part-time for Buning the Florist. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Retired Men's Association of Fire Department of the City of New York, and the New York Civil Service Retired Employees Association. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and playing bingo. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Doris Jean; a son, Mark S., Clearwater; a sister, Valerie Paolino, Long Island; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • CHASE, DOROTHY K., 89, of Clearwater, died Sunday (July 27, 2003) at Bethany Terrace, Tarpon Springs. She was born in Camden, N.J., and came here in 1956 from Haddonfield, N.J. She was a retired middle-school teacher and guidance counselor. She was an active member of Skycrest United Methodist Church of Clearwater, the Clearwater Junior Women's Club and Clearwater Sertoma Club, where she received the Service to Mankind Award, and an alumni of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority at Temple University. Survivors include two sons, Ronald C., Perry, and Water C. Jr., Riverview; a daughter, Peggy Reed, New Port Richey; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • DIAFERO, MICOLENA "MICKEY," 82, of Clearwater, died Sunday (July 27, 2003) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She came here in 1981 from her native Boston, where she retired as a bookkeeper for Credit Union and Bank. She was Catholic and a member and past treasurer of Sons of Italy John Paul Lodge, St. Petersburg, and the Moose Lodge. Survivors include her husband, Ferdinand "Fred;" a daughter, Lorraine Bernardi, Clearwater; a son, Ferdinand Jr. "Fred," West Trenton, N.J.; five sisters, two brothers, and three grandchildren, Alicia, Gina and Capt. Michael. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • MARTIN, PETRA, 31, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (July 9, 2003) at home. She came here in 1998 from her native Portezuelo, Hidalgo, Tasquiollo, Mexico. She was a homemaker and Roman Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Perez, Clearwater; her mother, Fidencia Corona, Mexico; two brothers, Domingo Martin-Corona and Francisco Martin-Corona, both of Orlando; and a sister, Andrea Martin, Mexico. International Casket and Urn Gallery, Clearwater.
    • MARTIN, URIEL, 2, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (July 9, 2003) at home. Survivors include her father, Oscar B. Sanchez, Clearwater; a sister, Brenda Perez, Clearwater, and her maternal grandmother, Fidencia Corona, Mexico. International Casket and Urn Gallery, Clearwater.
    • McMULLEN, EARLY J., 82, of Tampa, formerly of Clearwater and St. Petersburg, died Saturday (July 26, 2003) at home. He was born in Tampa and lived in Clearwater from 1940 until 1992. He graduated in 1939 from St. Petersburg High School. A descendant of the pioneer family that settled much of Pinellas County, his father was a ferryboat captain and he himself ran the Bee-Line Ferry which, traveled across Tampa Bay after World War II until 1954. He was a Navy gunner aboard the USS Cotton, a destroyer, and served in the Pacific theater. He was an award-winning harmonica player, and in the early 1980s, after a contest-winning performance at MacDill Air Force Base, he was inducted into the Harmonica Hall of Fame. Survivors include a son, Gary, Tampa; a sister, Barbara McMullen Sartor, Dunedin; and two grandchildren, Kelly and Morgan McMullen, both of Tampa. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • PETERSON, MARGARET, 91, of Clearwater, died Sunday (July 27, 2003) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. She came here in 1990 from her native Highwood, Ill. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Clearwater, and Campbell Chapter OES, Highland Park, Ill. Survivors include a son, Donald Buss, Tarpon Springs; a daughter, Judy Bossie, Elizabethtown, Ky.; a sister, Marion Wold, Clearwater; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • PRICE, GLORIA LOUISIE, 58, of Clearwater, died Friday (July 25, 2003) at Largo Medical Center. She came here more than 50 years ago from her native Old Town, attended local public schools and graduated from Pinellas High School. She was a member of Mount Olive AME Church, Clearwater. Survivors include five sons, Dean, Gene and Christopher Strawder, and Rodney Mincey and Evron Price, and a daughter, Letisia Mincey, all of Clearwater; her mother, Emma Glenn, four sisters, Armenda Washington, Geraldine Hartsfield, Idella Williams and Coreatha Glenn, and three brothers, Ralph Jones, Marcel Dawson and Harrison Glenn, all of Old Town; and several grandchildren. Woody's Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Largo

    • BOSI, CARLO C. JR., 78, of Largo, died Tuesday (July 22, 2003) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1989 from Los Angeles. He retired as a loan officer with Girard Trust Co., Philadelphia, and was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He was Presbyterian. Survivors include two daughters, Carlyn L. Radcliffe, Lancaster, Pa., and Cynthia A. Lavery, Delran, N.J.; and five grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • COLWELL, HELEN, 88, of Largo, died Friday (July 25, 2003) at Largo Medical Center. There are no known survivors. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • GORVIN, RICHARD L., 53, of Largo, died Wednesday (July 23, 2003) at home. He was born in Malden, Mass., and came here from Melrose, Mass. He retired in 1998 after 28 years as a telephone technician for Verizon. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a sharpshooter and radio communications specialist. He was a member of several gun clubs and earned many awards for his marksmanship. He was also a baseball fan and a season ticket holder for the Dunedin Blue Jays games. He was Catholic. Survivors include his parents, Margaret P. and Edward L. Gorvin, Sandwich, Mass.; and three brothers, Stephen P., Malden, Thomas E., Northbridge, Mass., and John J., Wilmington, Mass. Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Homes, Sandwich, Mass.
    • HORNE, WALTER H., 91, of Largo, died Sunday (July 27, 2003) at home. He was born in Valrico and came here in 1972 from Columbus, Ohio, where he retired as supervisor after 30 years with General Motors. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, and was a Naval aviator. He was a member of Seminole First Baptist Church, Westgate Masonic Lodge 523, Columbus, Ohio, the Scottish Rite and the Shrine Lodge. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Madelon J.; a son, James, St. Petersburg; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • McLAUGHLIN, HELEN, 92, of Blairsville, Ga., formerly of Largo, died Saturday (July 26, 2003) at Union General Hospital, Blairsville. She was born in Cliffside Park, N.J., and was a retired Catholic school teacher. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include a son, William, Blairsville; a daughter, Jane Kiley, Edinboro, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • NICHOLS, TARQUIN, 78, of Largo, died Sunday (July 27, 2003) at Morton Plant Rehabilitation Center, Clearwater. He was a lifelong area resident and graduated from St. Petersburg High School, St. Petersburg Junior College and Stetson University in DeLand. He retired as assistant director of mosquito control after 32 years with Pinellas County. He was a Navy Seabees veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Alice; two daughters, Kathy Gast, St. Petersburg, and Susan Morgan, Atlanta; three grandsons; and a great-granddaughter. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • STERN, RUSSELL S., 64, of Largo, died Sunday (July 27, 2003) at home. He was born in the Bronx, N.Y., and came here in 2000 from Elmsford, N.Y. He was the director for the New York Parks Department for many years and taught middle school science for 32 years in the New York City public school system. Survivors include two sons, Mario and Marco Palma, both of the Bronx; a daughter, Kirina Ramos, the Bronx; a brother, Joel, the Bronx; two sisters, Roberta Horowitz, the Bronx, and Jacqueline Endelson, White Plains, N.Y. Beth David North Chapel of David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater.

    Oldsmar

    • FERGUSON, LISA ANN, 44, of Oldsmar, died Monday (July 28, 2003) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She was born in Berea, Ohio, and came here in 1994 from Harrisburg, Pa. Survivors include her parents, Joyce and Donald Ferguson, Oldsmar; three brothers, William, Oldsmar, James, Clearwater, and Joseph, Stony Point, N.Y.; and a sister, Donna Ferguson, Harrisburg, Pa. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • THORNTON, WILLIAM EDWARD "BILL," 59, of Oldsmar, died Friday (July 25, 2003) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in Pennsylvania and came here in 1969 from New Jersey. Survivors include four sons, John William and Robert James, both of Pinellas Park, and Edward William and William Edward, both of Brooksville; a daughter, Carol Ann Munn, Lincolnton, N.C.; and nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.

    Palm Harbor

    • DICKMAN, SAMUEL, 93, of Palm Harbor, died Monday (July 28, 2003) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in Baltimore and came here in 1981 from Silver Spring, Md., where he retired as a restaurateur. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Jewish and loved to cook. Survivors include his wife, Eve; a daughter, Gay Bowser, Aiken, S.C.; a son, Greg F., Columbia, Md.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Clearwater Funeral Home at Belcher, Dunedin.
    • PAQUETTE, MARCEL A. JR., 49, of Palm Harbor, died Monday (July 28, 2003) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in Waterbury, Conn., and came here in May from Bumpass, Va. He worked as a welder for Ross Industries, Midland, Va. He was Christian. Survivors include his wife, Edna; his parents, June and Marcel, Dunedin; four sisters, Debbie Tipton, Dunedin, June Taylor, Palm Harbor, Teia Davani, New Port Richey, and the Rev. Diane Watson, Sibley, Ill.; and three brothers, Charles, Palm Harbor, Gary, New Port Richey, and Donald, Colchester, Conn. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • PIECEWICZ, LUCILLE L., 69, of Palm Harbor, died Monday (July 28, 2003) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Salem, Mass., and came here in 1989 from Beverly, Mass., where she worked many years for the Beverly Hospital. Locally she worked many years at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park and for Neilsen Media Research, Dunedin. She was a member of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor. She enjoyed the theater. Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Edmund; three daughters, Karen J. Piecewicz Pierce, Palm Harbor, Renee Ackerman, Fairfax, Vt., and Paula Piecewicz, Salem; a son, Mark, Salem; a sister, Carol Vaccaro, Seabrook, N.H.; and two grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Tarpon Springs

    • BROWN, ORVILLE WILBUR, 93, of Tarpon Springs, formerly of New Port Richey, died Monday (July 28, 2003) at Manor Care of Palm Harbor. He was born in Dayton, Ohio, came to New Port Richey in 1978 and in 1998 moved to Tarpon Springs. He was a retired engineer with Pittsburgh Des Moines Steel and a member of the Refrigeration Services Engineers Society. He was Methodist and a member of AARP. Survivors include his wife, Alice; a daughter, Jennifer Lynn Stephens, Palm Harbor; three grandchildren and three step-grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
    • BROWN, SARAH WYNNE, 85, of Tarpon Springs, died Sunday (July 27, 2003) at Bay Tree Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Palm Harbor. She was born in Gibsonville, N.C., and came here in 1982 from Raleigh, N.C. She was a retired registered nurse. She was a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Tarpon Springs, and was active in the Thorn & Thistle Garden Club, Raleigh. Survivors include her husband, Neil; two daughters, Peggy Brown, Tampa, and Patricia Bell, Lowell, Mass.; a brother, Col. Lawson P. Wynne, Chapel Hill, N.C.; and two granddaughters. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Palm Harbor Chapel.
    • ZERVOS, LOUIS P., 68, of Athens, Greece, formerly of Tarpon Springs, died Sunday (July 27, 2003) at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington D.C. He was born in Tarpon Springs and in 1948 he moved to Gary, Ind., where he worked for the Gary Police Department from 1962 until he joined the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration in 1974 as a special agent in the international unit. He retired as country attache to the U.S. Embassy in Athens. Survivors include his wife, Teti, Athens; three sons, Pete L. and William L., both of Tarpon Springs, and Spyros, Athens; a brother, Mike, New Port Richey; and three grandchildren. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.

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    Gulfport

    • CARRAHER, ALICE V., 48, of Gulfport, died Sunday (July 27, 2003) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. Born in Detroit, she came here in 1996 from Portland, Ore., where she was an administrative secretary to the director of operations for the Air Force Reserve. She was an administrative assistant with Pinellas County Resource Management. Survivors include her father, Thomas Carraher, Portland; six sisters, Mary Clare Snow, Portland, Margaret Grace, Dayton, Ohio, Evelyn Baldwin, Eveleth, Minn., Rosalie Frank, Cockeysville, Md., and Elizabeth Christopher, New Oxford, Pa., and Brigid Shepski, Etters, Pa.; four brothers, Michael, Elizabethtown, Pa., Robert and Timothy, both of Harrisburg, Pa., and John, Portland; and her companion, Jennifer M. Whitaker. Veterans Cremation & Burial Society, Clearwater.

    St. Pete Beach

    • LAURIN, IRVING J., 88, of St. Pete Beach, died Sunday (July 20, 2003) at Egret Cove Center, St. Petersburg. He was born in Lowell, Mass. He was a printer. He was an Army veteran of World War II and fought in the invasion at Normandy and in the Battle of the Bulge. Survivors include his companion, Rose Tallakson; a son, David, Hanson, Mass.; a niece, Joy Hibsher, Palmer, Mass.; and two nephews, Doug Chapman, Lexington, Mass., and Dan Chapman, Marlborough, Conn. Veterans Cremation & Burial Society, Clearwater.

    St. Petersburg

    • BELLAMY, McCLANNA JR., 68, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 28, 2003) at home under hospice care. Born in Greenwood, he came here in 1956 from Marianna. He was a drywall installer and retired after 20 years as a custodian for Pinellas County schools. He was a 1952 graduate of Jackson County Training School. He was Baptist, a Mason and a member of the VFW. Survivors include two sons, Anthony, Omaha, Neb., and Patrick, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Jackie Bellamy, St. Petersburg; a sister Careata Everett, Marianna; and five grandchildren. Zion Hill Mortuary, St. Petersburg.
    • GEORGE, ELEANOR M., 93, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (July 27, 2003) at Shore Acres Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in Granville Summit, Pa., she came here in 1976 from Endicott, N.Y., where she worked for Levison department store for 40 years. She was a member of St. James United Methodist Church. There are no known survivors. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • LEMIEUX, BISHOP ARMAND J., 65, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (July 15, 2003) at Apollo Health and Rehabilitation Center. He came here from his native Manchester, N.H. He had been the bishop of the Archdiocese of St. John's Western Orthodox Catholic Church, a ministry related to the Greek and Ukrainian Orthodox churches, since 1996. He founded the Society of Christian Missioners in the early 1990s and established halfway houses for drug addicts and alcoholics, one in Pasco County and two in St. Petersburg, Serenity House and Serenity Village. Survivors include his wife, Audrey, Falmouth, Mass.; and two sisters, Beverly Sarette and Shirley Lemieux, both of Manchester. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • McLEES, ISABEL MOODY, 82, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (July 27, 2003) at Suncoast Manor Health Center. She came here in 1954 from her native Charlotte, N.C. She was a homemaker and a member of Northeast Presbyterian Church in St. Petersburg. Survivors include a son, William McLees Jr., St. Petersburg; a daughter, Marchia Bogart, Plantation; and two grandsons. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • MORGAN, VINSON TIMOTHY SR., 44, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (July 27, 2003) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute after he was found unresponsive in his bunk at the Pinellas County Jail. He was a St. Petersburg native. He attended Boca Ciega High School. Survivors include a son, Vinson Timothy Jr., his father and stepmother, Arthur and Gladys Morgan, a brother, Eddie L., and a sister, Rosa Davis, all of St. Petersburg; and his maternal grandfather, the Rev. Arthur Ousley, Avon Park. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • PAYNE, HELEN ELIZABETH, 66, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 28, 2003) at home. She came to Florida in the 1960s from her native Mount Union, Pa. She was a molder at Essilor Optical in St. Petersburg for eight years and was a past officer of the AMVETS Auxiliary 8 in St. Petersburg. She was Methodist. Survivors include her husband of 15 years, Gordon A.; a sister, Mary Jane Carl, Lancaster, Pa.; a niece, Wendy Sue Rhine, and a nephew, John McCartney, both of Willow Hill, Pa. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • STEES, GARRETT, infant son of Brian and Laura Stees, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (July 26, 2003) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Other survivors include two brothers, Brett and Dakota, his paternal grandparents, Paul and Linda Stees, and his maternal grandparents, John and Janet Landwehr, all of St. Petersburg. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    Seminole

    • SACKMAN, RICHARD O., 77, of Seminole, died Sunday (July 27, 2003) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. Born in Toledo, Ohio, he came here in 1957. He was an accountant for General Mills in Rossford, Ohio, and worked in the air conditioning business here. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a past president of the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association and the Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Association. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Phyllis; a daughter, Ruth Ann Bodine, a son, Michael,and a sister, Ruth Price, all of Seminole; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Veterans Cremation & Burial Society, Clearwater.
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